July 2nd – 2020 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #1260

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1,101 Responses to July 2nd – 2020 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #1260

  1. Bubby says:

    FTA “This isn’t to say the GOP should transform into an army of Trump wannabes, who spend their days tweeting about the faces of unfriendly cable news anchors. But they should be focused on the fight. I get that Republican lawmakers are reluctant to take the advice of cultural conservatives. But what they’re doing is not working, and the evidence suggests some boldness would do them good.

    The Republican Party can stand for racial justice and American exceptionalism all at the same time. But making that case means prioritizing the fight against the cultural left’s madness, not giving inches that will lead to miles. Those miles will take us down a road where political expression is restricted to the far left and our country’s history is nearly erased—the ugly, the bad, all the way down to the good.”

    All this is well know here.

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    • Bogeyfree says:

      The reality is many in government put themselves and their pocketbook ahead of the American people and IMO many have taken kickbacks from NGO’s schemes.

      This is why they sit on their hands as both sides have done this and they all know who the takers are. Thus the leverage that keeps everyone from speaking about it and everyone conforms.

      It truly is time to expose the ongoing schemes of rerouting monies from American taxpayers and via NGO’s back into the pockets of political representatives.

      This IMO is what Gen Flynn knows and was planning on auditing as it connects via Congress and the 3 letter agencies and possibly judicial IMO.

      Just ask yourself why haven’t R’s been leading the charge to get the truth out? Why do they always sound wishy washy?

      IMO dirty hands.

      Barr has the opportunity to jump over Russia Collusion, the coverup and go after the real crimes of illegal spying, blackmail and money laundering.

      IMO there truly is a RICO racquet in DC that needs to be exposed.

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      • Jim in TN says:

        Bogey, do you remember the impeachment testimony where the participants paid homage to the inter-agency process where all policy decisions should be made, and how dare the President, elected by the nation, dare do anything different? Do you remember that Obama greatly expanded the NSC, the place where different agencies work together?

        When I heard those things, I reacted to them, but did not put them together.

        How did mid-level functionaries, who are not supervised by any elected officials, dare make public policy? Why aren’t their upper level bosses involved? Why aren’t their political bosses involved?

        Unfortunately, my question was the answer. Obama was using the NSC to make his policy without it being accountable to Congress, the press or the public. So he expanded it and staffed it with his zealots. At least it was directed by an elected President.

        But, by leaving his zealots in place, and setting up a local control center, he could continue to have his policy implemented under Trump (probably under Clinton too), and interfere with Trump’s direction of policy. And once he decided to oust Trump, his embedded zealots became a core to assist with that process.

        Eventually, when the legal coup failed, those same zealots manufactured the phoney impeachment coup.

        There is so much that would have been discovered, made public and thwarted. Flynn had promised to clean house.

        It was as important to get rid of Flynn as it was to neuter Sessions. The coup and Obama’s legacy depended on it.

        But wait, there is still more. Flynn was the tool used to accuse President Trump with obstruction of justice. And this insurance policy was set in place in August of 2016.

        When Strzok stopped them from shutting down the investigation of Flynn, remember Flynn had to be guilty of something or else there could be no obstruction of justice.

        When they sent agents to conduct a perjury trap about telephone calls that they knew were totally legitimate, remember Flynn had to be guilty or else there could be no obstruction of justice.

        When the agents came back declaring failure to entrap Flynn, remember Flynn had to be guilty, or there could be no obstruction of justice.

        And while that was going on, Comey, knowing Flynn had done no wrong, committed no crime, and told no lies, was trying to entrap the President into obstructing justice concerning Flynn. Again, asking to go easy on an innocent man is not obstructing justice, so Flynn had to be guilty. As planned in the August 2016 insurance policy against candidate Trump.

        In the same vein, even though they knew the accusations against Trump were ginned up, and fraudulent from the start, and even though their investigations had only exonerated the President and his campaign and the individuals that they targeted, those investigations had to be kept on going if they were ever going to be able to use them to create a special counsel investigation against President Trump, where they would get Trump impeached for obstructing justice.

        Don’t forget, Mueller was appointed to make sure the investigation Comey had testified about in March would continue after Comey was fired in May. This was an investigation that the IG proved they should have closed in January at the latest because they had proven it was all bunk.

        Notice the pattern yet? It continues throughout the Mueller fraud too.

        A coup, set up just in case the Trump was elected President, initiated before Obama left office, required Flynn and Trump to be considered guilty at all costs despite evidence to the contrary, conducted through a massive conspiracy of elected an unelected officials, (Senate, DOJ, etc.) and supported via Obama controlling government.

        There was an awful lot riding on Flynn being ousted. Including covering up their crimes which culminated in these fraudulent investigations. So much was riding on destroying Flynn, that it is hard to summarize it all.

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      • Remington says:

        Well said Bogey….It wouldn’t break my heart to hear off shore bank accounts exposed. Let then explain where the bazillions came from.

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      • plumnelly1 says:

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    • Jimmy R says:

      The Democratic Party is Mrs. Iselin, and the GOP are her husband and son. They think if they appease her it will all be okay.

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      • MR52 says:

        You know Obama is the CIA operative Manchurian Candidate? He was groomed at Harvard Law School.

        I want to watch that movie again.

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        • steph_gray says:

          I love that movie (the original, not the remake!)

          I recently met the composer of that haunting score as well; he lives here in blueMA not far from me.

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        • bessie2003 says:

          Harvard . . . the same school that lady who wants to stab anyone who says ‘all lives matter’ graduated from? 🙂

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    • Those inches is how we got to where we are now. They support the left and diss on the right who are the people who voted for them. I’m disgusted and I have to vote for Thom Tillis one of the worst in order to try to keep the Dems from controlling the country…a very scary thought.

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    • something very important…Ghislaine Maxwelll… ”companion”/”stewardess” of Epstein on LOLITA EXPRESS- arrested by FIB….now fun of looooooooooong weekend begin…

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      • Mike Van says:

        Ghislaine maxwell did NOT kill herself.

        Liked by 6 people

          • litlbit2 says:

            Imho, there is not a difference between a DNC Politician and the current Swamp GOPe Politicians except in the R or D label. As well as the openness of the Anti-American Agenda by the DNC or the behind your back hidden treachery preformed daily by McConnell, Graham and the embedded GOPe! A very rigged process of selling out the electorate for personal gain and a better seat at the table of complicit corruption!

            November 2020, may McConnell be given a pink slip for life in a adjoining room with Obama at Gitmo🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

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            • steph_gray says:

              Inho, there is still a small but important difference in that PDJT needs to keep the Senate.

              I’m all for ditching Mitch _if_ we can replace him with 2 new MAGA Senators.

              PDJT has so far endorsed:

              Jason Lewis in MN against DementoRat Tina Smith – August 11 primary

              John James in MI to take down DementoRat Gary Peters – Aug 4 primary

              For extra credit in TN – Bill Hagerty is primarying August 6 for the vacating Lamar Alexander seat and got the endorsement of both our lion PDJT and the lion cub (Don Jr).

              Start the donation engines now!! All of these states have suffered horribly under blue rule this year (perhaps TN less, but I hear it’s pretty locked down too).

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          • litlbit2 says:

            Imho, there is not a difference between a DNC Politician and the current Swamp GOPe Politicians except in the R or D label. As well as the openness of the Anti-American Agenda by the DNC or the behind your back hidden treachery preformed daily by McConnell, Graham and the embedded GOPe! A very rigged process of selling out the electorate for personal gain and a better seat at the table of complicit corruption!

            November 2020, may McConnell be given a pink slip for life in a adjoining room with Obama at Gitmo🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

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        • Kenji says:

          SHE … has already ordered another suicide

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      • Robert Smith says:

        Ghislaine Maxwell has been arrested by the FBI
        First reported by NBC New York, Jeffrey Epstein’s confidante and alleged accomplice Ghislaine Maxwell has been arrested by the FBI in New Hampshire. She has been charged with conspiracy, enticing minors to engage in sex and more.

        https://twitter.com/i/events/1278682196140675073

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        • Sentient says:

          She’s dead meat.

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          • Ray Runge says:

            As a song bird is the next job description to determine which chow line she will become accustomed to.

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          • Robert Smith says:

            Let’s see what happens. The improbable series of coincidental things happened to allow Epstein to “kill himself”. Let’s see if that perfect storm of certain suicide happens with no evidence again.

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        • Eric Arllen says:

          I’ve had no luck seeing it addressed running the search term “What is the betting line that Ghislaine Maxwell will die while in custody?”

          Has anyone seen anything on any of the betting sites? Has to be a line on this!

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  2. Nick the Deplorable says:

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    • L4grasshopper says:

      This is a very important decision. It prevents the Dems from misusing and lying about Grand Jury testimony before the election.

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    • Wethal says:

      It could be interesting – a double whammy at Bubba today?

      According to the NY Post:

      “Redactions may conceal information damaging to both parties. For example, one redaction in the report alleges that former President Clinton was recorded by Russia engaging in phone sex with White House intern Monica Lewinsky.”

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  3. Jimmy R says:

    Boy, with this baloney leak via NYT Russia must love the Dems and their fake news media more than ever now. Can you imagine the laughter in the Kremlin? If the Dems were actual Russian assets, what would they be doing differently?

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    • Jimmy R says:

      NYT EXEC ON PHONE: “…so we ran with a story saying that it was true and that Trump was sitting on his hands letting you kill Americans! Hahahaha!!!”

      KREMLIN ON PHONE: “Hahahah!!! Hahahaha!!”

      NYT EXEC ON PHONE: ” Right? Hohoho!!! Hahahah!!!”

      KREMLIN ON PHONE: “Hehehehe!!! Hahahaha!! Stop! You’re killing me! I can’t stop laughing!”

      NYT EXEC ON PHONE: “Hahahah!!! So, I called Pelosi and I said to her, I said [LAUGHING]…. I said, ‘Nance, I think you can get him on treason for this. Tell Adam.’ HAHAHAHA!!!”

      KREMLIN ON PHONE: “HAHAHAHA!!!!”

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    • Bogeyfree says:

      Why does Russia love Dems more than R’s

      Look no further than Uranium One IMO.

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      • zurizara1 says:

        How do any of us definitively know that this is not Iranian money, that was found? Did the money have an identification mark as to its origins? Taliban lie!!!! taqquiya!!!

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    • Amy2 says:

      What infuriates me is they waste of time the president and staff have to use dealing with this crap. It distracts him from focusing on what he wants to get done.

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  4. A2 says:

    👇👇

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    • henry says:

      NAZIs were so ahead of their time.
      Are Uyghur skin lamp shades making a comeback in Western China now?

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    • joeknuckles says:

      I wonder how many victims it takes to get 13 tons of hair.

      Liked by 2 people

      • Linda K. says:

        At least they don’t need to kill you to cut your hair.

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        • Jim in TN says:

          Need has nothing to do with it. Just milking their victims for every last thing of value. Hair, gold teeth, the clothes off of their backs, could have all been taken without the NAZIs killing anyone. And the killing could have been done without taking anything.

          But they chose to do both. And to invest significant resources into destroying productive members of society at a time when they desperately needed both to fight their wars.

          We already know the chinese are harvesting organs for donation. Throwing people in concentration camps and robbing them of their hair, for your own profit is pretty gruesome to begin with. But when they are already harvesting organs, it is important to wonder if the hair donor survived their donation.

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    • Jimmy R says:

      Any gold teeth will long since have gone to CCP coffers.

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    • mandy says:

      We’re not going to war with China.

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    • listingstarboard says:

      They are not talking about it because it is used for the expensive hair weaves, wigs , and extensions that persons of color covet. The Michelle O’s, The Beyonces, The Gayle Kings, The Oprahs, the Chrissy Tiegans, The Kardashians…. YOu know the same ones who get their nose jobs, and their boob jobs, because they are so proud of their ethnicity.

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      • Debra says:

        Yep. I did not see too much blond hair in the pictures of the seized . . .

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      • FPCHmom says:

        So the people who want white Americans to pay reparations for centuries-old slavery in this country are wearing hair from slaves in China.

        Slave hair for weaves > real slavery.

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    • Sentient says:

      Uighur hair, huh? Could be true. Or not. Remember the Kuwaiti babies in incubators. And “gas attacks” by Assad in Syria.

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  5. CM-TX says:

    😂 If you’re really that worried/afraid… Go hide in your basements! You won’t be missed.

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    • emeraldcoaster says:

      The narrative by the videographer helps explain the episode. The boyfriend appears to be goaded into action, and the prosecutor says no charges filed…yet.

      https://www.fox16.com/news/local-news/brawl-breaks-out-in-little-rock-restaurant-over-lack-of-social-distancing/

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    • deborah foster says:

      Gee, nice to go out for a lovely dinner. People have become like feral animals.

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      • listingstarboard says:

        Yes, they have become like feral animals, mission accomplished. People have become hostile and wary and unfriendly in general now. No one ever sees a smile now. COVID was a genius plot wasn’t it?

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    • MR52 says:

      Looks like he grab a mug and hit the guy! The guy got right up and was ready to go….tough guy.

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    • JCM800 says:

      “JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (News release) —On July 1, at 5:57 a.m., Officers with the
      Jacksonville Police Department responded to the residence at 221 Smart Street, for a report of a
      possible assault.

      Upon arrival at 221 Smart Street, officers discovered a white woman with
      injures to her head and face. The victim was taken to UAMS Hospital for treatment, where she
      later died from her injuries caused during the domestic disturbance.

      Detectives with the Jacksonville Police Department have arrested 48-year-old James
      Anthony Dokes. Mr. Dokes was charged with Murder First (Felony Y) he will be held at the Pulaski
      County Regional Detention Facility with No Bond.

      The victim has been identified as Jacksonville resident 45-year-old Vinolya Myers.”

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    • Robert Smith says:

      This is so stupid. People it’s not that serious. And how’s that distancing working out during the melee?

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  6. mallardcove says:

    CASES!!!!!!!! NEW CASES!!!!!!!!!! MUH NEW CASES!!!!!!!!!! CASES!!! CASES!!! C-A-S-E-S!!!!

    WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE! CASES!

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    • Eric C. says:

      Lol, Bongino is correct when he stated that the press are some of the stupidest people he’s heard talk (when he was a Secret Service agent assigned to them and had to silently endure their conversations amongst themselves).

      Don’t they understand, in a few weeks when hospitalizations don’t materialize and death rates decline, therefore the disease is now just the flu.

      I really think the President was hoping places would open up and cases go up. I’m sure he’s heard from other experts other than Heir Fauci in that people need to be exposed and get the thing for “new cases” to decline to a nuisance level. If we stay locked in our houses, we eventually need to mingle and disease of all sorts will explode.

      Did the common cold just disappear once Corona hit?

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    • henry says:

      When I was a medic in Nam, the group I was with came down with a case of clap.
      12 guys.
      Wonder if that’s how cases work with wuHan?

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  7. helmhood says:

    Is Tammy Duckworth being considered as a running mate for Biden? They can run on the slogan:

    Duck and Cover

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  8. Hans says:

    Local abc/Fox Tampa Fl. never fails to try to stop PDT message.. that’s why I will try not to watch them

    So I happened to surf the channels and I cought of President Trump presser on the 4 million jobs created last month.. yes great news.

    At one point he start to talk about future actions… and lo and behold a commercial start …yes a commercial.. not from the beginning just a clip.. long enough and then suddenly back..

    Censorship you bet you.. I check on the internet and listen to a complete presser. Come to think about I’ll send them an email also that I’m on to their game…

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  9. simplewins says:

    POTUS looks and sounds refreshed and focused. MAGA

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  10. sunnyflower5 says:

    What the Heck are they asking Steve Mnuchin, Secretary of the Treasury? These are clowns in the WH Briefing room— the stupid question goes to the one who asked if the President of United States was “too busy celebrating the Confederacy”. They are losing their marbles.

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    • sunnyflower5 says:

      It’s a tight competition— it could be the guy who asked if instead of celebrating the unemployment numbers, why isn’t the “China virus task force” up there telling us that its bad.
      As if we can’t walk and chew gum. There are plenty of places that can go back to work and open the economy.

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    • henry says:

      They really should turn the tables on them. Since they harp on racism, KMac should come out and show how many times Karl, Kaitlyn, NPR beyotch ,etc., have asked racist leading questions and when they say they are not racist for asking them – have them removed for projecting the aura of racism in the WHCA or whatever that “sacred room” of theirs is called.

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  11. sync says:

    Kansas Introduces the COVID-19 Contact Tracing Privacy Act:

    Insert ” pdf ” after the period

    http://www.kslegislature.org/li_2020s/b2020s/measures/documents/supp_note_hb2016_01_0000.XXX

    “The bill would state participation in contact tracing shall
    be voluntary, and no contact or infected person shall be
    compelled to participate in, nor be prohibited from
    participating in, contact tracing.”

    https://www.securitymagazine.com/articles/92563-kansas-introduces-the-covid-19-contact-tracing-privacy-act

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  12. sunnyflower5 says:

    President Trump – “I’m very proud to be your president.“ 🇺🇸

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  13. Pale rider says:

    Trump now says masks?
    I won’t wear your stupid mask. Trump is an idiot if he goes with the masks, they will shut down regardless . Enough of this crap already.
    You want to wear one, good I support your desire to hold that opinion.
    How do you clear the blatant disregard for OSHA oxygen standards?
    Toilet paper and masks. Who owns these companies?

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    • lolli says:

      Pale Rider 🇺🇸
      I keep wondering why osha standards were so important before covid, but now, not so much.

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      • ElTocaor says:

        I keep wondering about how at the beginning of the ‘stay-at-homes’ there was literally a shortage of all goods– except pre-fabricated fiberglass cashier station dividers. They were up everywhere around me in a week!

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        • lolli says:

          ElTocaor 🇺🇸
          Yes, and did they just stop making Lysol spray?
          Disinfectant aerosols never came back. Even store brands. I don’t get it.

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      • Pale rider says:

        Yes lolli I don’t get it either. This has become something very evil. Maybe the word evil is a red flag for some. Evil being the exorcist BS but evil fits. A small insignificant mask becomes the bridle of conformity. No, Marxism is here in the form of a mask.
        Bad thing, people LIKE IT. What the hell happened to my country.

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        • lolli says:

          Pale Rider 🇺🇸
          Yes, it is surreal.
          Waiting for the new fall line of designer masks.
          Seriously, submitting to sharia is not in my plans.
          They want to erase us, not just our history.

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    • listingstarboard says:

      Masks are an insidious destroyer of human emotion. Babies need to see their mothers smile and face to feel safe, secure and loved. Humans need to see a smile, otherwise they become wary, cold, indifferent to others. Take away physical contact an facial expressions and you breed insecure, restless, agitated cold hearted feral animals. Gee, guess thats why they are pushing so hard for it. COVID was genius.

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      • lolli says:

        listingstarboard 🇺🇸
        Yes. Exactly.

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      • JCM800 says:

        Masks in Public have basically neutralized, Victim / Witness Lineup Identification, Eyewitness Testimony Evidence, Video Recorded Evidence.
        Civilization requires a form of Justice System.
        Civilizations have been able to develop because these tools are in place.
        Some have been in place for over 1000 years.
        These policies are a direct attack on Civilization.

        Hoodies are a tool of the Criminal Trade to avoid recognition….

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    • Right Mover says:

      Trump is not “an idiot” under any circumstances.

      I cannot say the same about some of his advisers.

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      • lolli says:

        JCM🇺🇸
        👍Ben Garrison perfection.

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        • thedoc00 says:

          Love the picture and am 100% behind the mask = 100% surrender. Yet, there is a major issue that this picture does not address … hostages.

          As in I live in Texas and 1/2 of my grand kids live (are being held hostage) in Arkansas, by the State Government run by a Kneeling Pink P-Hat RINO.

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          • lolli says:

            thedoc🇺🇸
            I am with you in Texas and I am mad as heck that I see my fellow Texans on their knees.
            Abbott still takes his orders from the bush clan.

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            • thedoc00 says:

              It is not Abbot holding the hostages although I am with you on his weakness and hope we can successfully primary him while avoiding a democrat run state government.

              It is to the State Government of Arkansas I was referring and their travel guidance.

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              • lolli says:

                thedoc🇺🇸
                I realized that after I reread your post.
                But, I still stand by my comment.
                To your comment, keeping families apart is evil and abusive. From the start of this, they chose what brings us the most joy and blessings, and that is what they took from us.
                Families, friends, fellowship, nature, all gifts from God, forbidden.
                Shopping at global chain stores is miserable, but allowed if you cover your smile and do not have the ability to show kindness or strike up a friendly chat with someone down and out.
                I hope you get to see your Arkansas grandchildren soon.

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            • JCM800 says:

              Abbott can shove the contract tracing where the sun doesn’t shine.

              His political career is waning with the current Unconstitutional Business Economy Destruction Policies.
              I can sympathize with him being handicapped, but it seems to be affecting his worldview, on those that are not handicapped.

              One of the hallmarks of being an American, is personal Liberty, the desire to be left alone.
              .

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    • sunnyflower5 says:

      Who’s a Idiot?
      His message hasn’t changed on masks.
      He won’t mandate them.

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  14. Rix Six says:

    We have a holiday weekend starting. Auto accidents and death from auto accidents will spike. People have a need to let lose from being confined at home and placed in a constant state of anxiety. Their driving skills are rusty, their stress levels are high.

    Make sure if you’re going to be hitting the road make sure you follow the advise of Dr. Ferrari and put a mask on the front grill of your car.

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    • TexanInFL says:

      I live on Perdido Key, FL…beautiful white sand beaches…what we see coming into the resort. Cars from IL, ID, NV, MI, NY, NJ etc..you name it..people driving in with masks on (in the cars)..they check in…within 6 hours the masks are gone, their smiles are out. They are sitting on the beach, by the pools having a cold beverage watching their children play and relaxing. I have had more than one of them talk to me about how much stress they have been under. How wonderful it is to be “mask-free” and to just laugh. When they leave most of them aren’t driving away with their masks on..I know they will have to when they return to their communist State. Makes me want to sing “What a Wonderful World”… I definitely think they question the validity of these ridiculous restrictions.

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      • Nick the Deplorable says:

        Several of my snowbird customers told me in May when they was on they way back north that they were just going back to sell the house and pack and move back down here permanently due to their dictator governors.

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      • Right Mover says:

        Anybody who travels from NJ to Florida won’t be allowed back. Gov. Murphy this week declared a reverse quarantine that would force visitors to NJ from a list of “hot spot” states to quarantine for 14 days once they’re in NJ.

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        • thedoc00 says:

          It will be fun to watch enforcement of the law. How will they know??

          Although, it would be politically worth considering, by a governor of one of the banned RED states, to send lists of license plate numbers to the DMV’s of states with reverse bans to have those car owners fined to the hilt. Just think of the campaign talking point for the republican candidates n those states to those car owners with heavy fines fresh on their minds.

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          • Jim in TN says:

            How can you travel and stay anywhere nowadays without credit cards?

            It is a royal pain to pay cash at the pump nowadays. But does anybody take cash at hotels without needing a card entered in case of damages or extra charges? And you can’t make reservations. You can’t rent cars.

            And can you trust that your privacy and rights to not be searched will be respected? Not just your credit history, but your social media.

            Remember the fool who traveled somewhere that required a 14 day quarantine and then bragged about breaking it online? His media friends narced on him. Yours will too.

            Hell, the narcs running the media companies probably will set up automated police complaints about anybody putting up vacation photos of the “wrong” vacations. Brag about rioting and looting, but how dare you _____ …

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            • thedoc00 says:

              Yep, that is even better and supports my suggestion. Get woke, go out of state on vacation and get ratted out as well as fine or confined for the pleasure, by your democrat buddies.

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          • Robert Smith says:

            NJ has license plate cameras everywhere.

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        • romy911 says:

          Excellent – every move these leftist Governors make to anger their constituents is good for our side.

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        • Robert Smith says:

          They have all those traffic cameras watching.

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        • TexanInFL says:

          As I said… Communist States

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      • lolli says:

        Presidio key sounds lovely right now. 😎

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  15. NJF says:

    Here’s the indictment. Interesting timing re: Berman’s firing.

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    • Sherri Young says:

      Chad Prather’s take —

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    • we hope there will be more ..under cover of Wuhan virus..

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    • Free Speech says:

      All that means is Berman’s swampy assistant, Audrey Strauss, will be tasked with tying up the loose end. Barr will ‘be angry’ but accept ‘it was a suicide’.

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    • Eric says:

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      • Henry says:

        Facebook….nowa quasi-gov agency.

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      • Blue Moon says:

        How long before charges will be filed against Prince Andrew? I read in probably the daily news several weeks ago that Meghan was working for the CIA is the reason she married Harry. I would believe it. Every demo works for the cia. JMO

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    • Ray Runge says:

      Thanks for the post. SDNY is the location where the indictment was issued.

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      • Wethal says:

        It’s also the site where many of the crimes originated. Flying to Epstein’s island would put them in the DCVI district, but either place could charge the crossing state lines and engaged in human trafficking charges. Also some kidnapping charges when the girls were held against their will in DCVI. But the DOJ can consolidate and choose the venue.

        At least the feds got to her before Clinton could call up Democratic Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance, and ask for a “favor” on those state charges…

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    • Wethal says:

      And those are just the federal charges. IIRC, the Manhattan DA also wants her. Probably for statutory rape, facilitating prostitution, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, conspiracy…

      At least the feds got her first, because she will be marginally safer in a federal cell, as opposed to one in a state run by Democrats in which the Clintons reside.

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  16. James F says:

    Cavuto let the mask slip and said the quit part out loud.

    “spike in cases is not causing a spike in deaths, sadly enough!”

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    • henry says:

      Wow, what a Freudian slip from a buffoon.

      Liked by 10 people

    • TexanInFL says:

      OMG..did he really say “sadly enough”? LOL

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    • gsonFIT says:

      He should be fired for that, and I am strictly opposed to the cancel culture. He deserves another chance but not at Fox Business. He just discounted 130,000 deaths in America to a political narrative.

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      • Right Mover says:

        Yes, he should be summarily fired. NO, he does not deserve another chance. Earlier in the spring, recall, he declared that Trump “WILL DIE” if he takes hydroxychloroquine.
        Cavuto is a compromised little hack without a shred of credibility anymore.

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    • sunnyflower5 says:

      😳 Whoopsie Daisy, Neil.

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    • McGuffin says:

      Wondering….what was said before he slipped? The context.
      I can’t come up with anything imaginable but still …trying to be completely open minded. If anyone can find the previous few minutes please post, (I don’t watch fox, don’t have any idea what show this is on to look for it) and Thank you!

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    • thedoc00 says:

      The fact the death rate has has not increased demonstrates the hoax of the use of the number of cases vs a period of time by the media and “experts” as a metric to sustain the panic.

      The infection rate is is going down per number tested to generate their discrete figures, even with wide open “case declaration criteria” and use of tests that are dubious at best for detecting Wuhan Virus (or any specifically named virus).

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  17. NJF says:

    I love this woman.

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    • Sentient says:

      Again, that’s stupid. Epstein was intelligence. Ghislaine’s father, Robert Maxwell worked for Israeli intelligence. He died from a “boating accident”. Do the math. What’s the best way to have influence with your superpower “ally”. Collect dirt on and blackmail their politicians.

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  18. A2 says:

    Sundance tweet👇

    I wonder if this is related

    Britain’s biggest ever crime bust: ‘The Wire’-style sting foils 200 gangland murders, seizes £54million in cash and two tonnes of drugs after police smash ‘impenetrable’ secret phone network used by ‘Mr Bigs’ across the world

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8482787/Met-police-stage-dramatic-dawn-raid-smash-crime-gangs-secret-phone-network.html

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    • Henry says:

      NAZIs loved meth.
      ISIS/ISIL loves meth.

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    • palafox says:

      Just curious if I am the only one skeptical about Assad being the bad guy in Syria. Hard to believe a lot of the information that comes out of that entire region of the world.

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      • thedoc00 says:

        The Assad family by no means are saints. Yet, they are by far not the real bogey man in the Middle East or Syria for that matter.

        After it was clear the “Arab Spring” was back firing the Obama Administration, the EU and their US Uni-Party supporters in Congress could very easily negotiated with the Russians and Assad to at least localize the disaster to parts of Libya, Gaza and Iraq. It is telling that they did not.

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  19. sunnyflower5 says:

    A look at June’s HISTORIC jobs numbers: 2.1 million leisure & hospitality jobs 740,000 retail jobs 568,000 education & healthcare jobs 357,000 service jobs 356,000 manufacturing jobs. MANUFACTURING JOBS ARE REALLY TO TAKE OFF AT A LEVEL ITS NEVER BEEN BEFORE. A LOT OF HAS TO DO WITH OF OUR TRADE POLICIES BECAUSE WE ARE BRINGING MANUFACTURING BACK TO OUR COUNTRY.

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  20. WRB says:

    In other news,
    https://jonathanturley.org/2020/07/02/university-of-massachusetts-nursing-dean-fired-for-saying-everyones-life-matters/

    According to Turley, a dean has been fired for sending out a memo that included the phrase “all lives matter.”

    As a strict matter of logic, if “all lives matter” is false, then “some lives do not matter” is true.

    So my question to these zealots is “Which lives do not matter?” because that is what you are saying. Speak up! Whose life is unimportant to you? Whose life, if ended, you say, “good riddance”. Whose life does not deserve justice under the law?

    There is no good answer to those questions, and those questions must be put to them every day…because if they ‘fess up and admit “white lives do not matter” or “conservative lives do not matter” at least we have them on record.

    But the fact that these people are willing to fire someone from their job for advocating a moral position tells us all we need to know: they will tolerate the death of people they disagree with, and perhaps even actively support putting people to death.

    I do not know what you think about this, but when a group of people are advocating violence against me, I take that very seriously.

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    • Greg1 says:

      Excellent post, and link, thank you! From the link:

      “This controversy began when Dr. Neal-Boylan wrote the email which started with the following words: “Dear SSON Community,” the email provided to Campus Reform begins. “I am writing to express my concern and condemnation of the recent (and past) acts of violence against people of color. Recent events recall a tragic history of racism and bias that continue to thrive in this country. I despair for our future as a nation if we do not stand up against violence against anyone. BLACK LIVES MATTER, but also, EVERYONE’S LIFE MATTERS. No one should have to live in fear that they will be targeted for how they look or what they believe.”

      For the Dean of a *NURSING* school to get fired because she included the words “everyone’s life matters” is mind boggling!

      As you so well argued, it is simple logic that the extension of this is that “some lives do not matter”.

      Makes one comfortable in a hospital since these people are being trained this stuff in *NURSING* school!

      If one of these students decides, all on their own, that YOUR life does not matter…….

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      • romy911 says:

        Not a good message by The University of Massachusetts to fire a School of NURSING Dean for believing that all lives matter. Normal people will not like this. More good news for our side. The further they go on the left, the more people notice that this is crazy.

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      • FPCHmom says:

        I wonder what would happen if anyone just came out and said that all lives don’t matter.

        Would they get fired?

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    • paper doll says:

      I have yet to see anyone explaine why the saying “all live matter” is offensive.

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  21. Eric says:

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  22. Did anybody hear how many illegal weapons were seized when the Seattle police cleaned out CHOP or CHAZ or whatever the hell they called it?

    I didn’t think so.

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    • sunnyflower5 says:

      How about explosives?
      Like FBI Wray points out, there could be materials that could react and cause potential explosions.

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    • boogywstew says:

      I’m guessing the CHAZ occupants left of their own volition. Isn’t there something in the news about Seattle’s mayor and $20,000,000 ? 1,000 protestors would reap $20,000 a piece from that. If so, the Chazers had warnings to remove weapons and drugs. The ones arrested were purposely left out of the loop for … optics.

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    • thedoc00 says:

      DNC controlled shut down because of negative press awakening the la la land suburbanites asking questions.

      The visit to the front porch of the Seattle Mayor was a controlled operation to give her and excuse supported by sound bites and video clips.

      In warfare long ago there was a way of ending a “siege” via negotiation called “surrendering with honors”. The forces occupying the besieged position were allowed to exit with a full military honors via parade and keep their weapons. The forces who were conducting the siege actually were ordered by their leaders to stand at attention to salute their retreating enemies as they marched away to freedom, fully armed.

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  23. Dora says:

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  24. NJF says:

    Well that kinda puts a damper on their story.

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    • Debra says:

      Jimmy looks like he’s about ready to pop . . .

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    • Jim in TN says:

      You just can’t get multiple scandals roiling at the same time. Only one can take the natiobs front pages at anyone time. Trying to push multiple scandals at once will kill all but one or maybe all.

      So saving it for later and using your Obama buddies to gin up and leak the lies is par for the course.

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  25. Winston says:

    CBP Intercepts 13 Tons Of Human Hair From Chinese Prison Camps
    1 Jul 2020

    https://saraacarter.com/cbp-intercepts-13-tons-of-human-hair-from-chinese-prison-camps/

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the Port of New York/Newark seized a shipment of human hair from China suspected of being “forced labor products.”

    The packages weighed nearly 13 tons and have an estimated value of over $800,000.

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  26. Winston says:

    Top ‘Anti-Racist’ Democrat Staffer Tweeted ‘N*GGA’ Over 20 Times, Targeted Asians, Indians, And ‘Super Homo’ LGBT Community
    JULY 1, 2020

    https://thenationalpulse.com/news/democrat-staffer-racist-tweets-hypocrisy/

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  27. citizen817 says:

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    • jay says:

      May they all fall as hard as the bronze statues they have fallen.

      If I had any information on one of these **** I give it for free. No monetary incentives are needed to do the right thing and put these communist bastards in prison.

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      • boogywstew says:

        Maybe President Trump has been advised to wait on the prosecution , or indictment, of at least a few AntiFa ring leaders before he declares them a terrorist organization? If some start spilling their guts and it’s corroborated it’ll look ridiculous for Demonrats to claim they are misunderstood angels. I am still predicting many uppity universities will be heavily involved.

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    • Ackman419 says:

      Jason Charter
      That’s the soy whom was screaming “Nazi” at Jack Posobiec last week in the park.
      Charter is a long time Antifa asset and professional anarchist.
      He’s even got a Twitter with his name.

      I’m very happy to hear this news.
      Charter is/was the kind of Antifa that fired up the less enthusiastic rioters.
      He is/was definitely a leader in many riots, protests, assaults and other crimes.

      Thank you, PDJT!

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  28. citizen817 says:

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  29. jay says:

    Everyone keeps overlooking the HUGE elephant in the room. There is NO FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHT as it concerns private citizens. The St. Louis Couple are private citizens. The communists were on private property. Where is the government abridgment of their right to speak and assemble???

    IS IT THE FACT THAT COMMUNISTS WANT TO DO AWAY WITH PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHTS? Is this where they are taking this incident?

    Are they attempting to broaden the speech and assemble restrictions in the 1st amend referred to as TIME PLACE AND MANNER to include a persons private home? Or more simply – private property is privileged. It is bad. Do away with it.

    That, it seems to me, is the bigger issue here.

    https://www.foxnews.com/media/sen-josh-hawley-on-the-investigation-into-a-st-louis-couple-who-defended-their-home-against-protesters

    Text of First Amendment
    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

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    • lackawaxen123 says:

      if Twitter can censor you because they are not the government then a private citizen on their own property can censor you by kicking you off the property …

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      • jay says:

        The Case law is different with respect to protests as compared to the internet. Here is summary:

        https://civilrights.findlaw.com/enforcing-your-civil-rights/is-there-a-right-to-peaceful-protest.html

        Peaceful Protests: Regulation of Time, Place, and Manner

        While governments may not deny a person’s constitutional right to peacefully protest, they may regulate the time, place, and manner in which the protest is conducted. This standard was further established by a 1989 Supreme Court decision (Ward v. Rock Against Racism), a case challenging the constitutionality of New York City’s noise ordinance as applied to Rock Against Racism’s concerts in Central Park.

        In the Ward decision, the Court held that the noise-related restrictions are constitutional as long as any restriction of time, place, and/or manner:
        1.Is content-neutral (meaning, the content of the speech or expression may not factor into the permitting decision);
        2.Is narrowly-tailored to serve a significant governmental interest (such as public safety and order); and
        3.Leaves open ample alternative channels for communication (expressive activity may still be conducted, even if its time, place, and/or manner is legally restricted in some way).

        The Court also has held that requiring a permit for a peaceful protest in advance is constitutional, as are additional requirements for assemblies conducted near major public events. For instance, a city may require protest organizers to provide details about how the protest will be conducted.

        One important exception to the permitting requirement, however, is when protestors gather in response to breaking news. For example, protests immediately following the 2014 police shooting of an unarmed, black teenager in Ferguson, Mo. did not require a permit.

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    • jay says:

      MARK LEVIN discussed this article on his radio show 07/01/2020. One of the communist platforms – a core idea – is to abolish private property.

      Biden and Dems Are Set to Abolish the Suburbs
      By Stanley Kurtz
      June 30, 2020 9:42 AM

      https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/biden-and-dems-are-set-to-abolish-the-suburbs/?utm_source=recirc-desktop&utm_medium=homepage&utm_campaign=river&utm_content=featured-content-trending&utm_term=first

      “Well, there’s another “abolish” the president can add to his list, and it just might be enough to tip the scales this November. Joe Biden and the Democrats want to abolish America’s suburbs. Biden and his party have embraced yet another dream of the radical Left: a federal takeover, transformation, and de facto urbanization of America’s suburbs. What’s more, Biden just might be able to pull off this “fundamental transformation.”

      The suburbs are the swing constituency in our national elections. If suburban voters knew what the Democrats had in store for them, they’d run screaming in the other direction. Unfortunately, Republicans have been too clueless or timid to make an issue of the Democrats’ anti-suburban plans. It’s time to tell voters the truth.

      I’ve been studying Joe Biden’s housing plans, and what I’ve seen is both surprising and frightening. I expected that a President Biden would enforce the Obama administration’s radical AFFH (Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing) regulation to the hilt. That is exactly what Biden promises to do. By itself, that would be more than enough to end America’s suburbs as we’ve known them, as I’ve explained repeatedly here at NRO.”

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  30. Tseg says:

    For the past few weeks the US has averaged ~750 deaths per day related to China Flu which is ~10% of all US deaths per day and 70% off its peak back in April. This is despite a dramatic increase in “positive” tests, which the common cold is now determined to trigger a positive reading. Other than a single “reset” day a few weeks back, where multiple Democrat states on the same day reclassified some old deaths to China Flu related, the # of China Flu related deaths continues to decline. The average age of China Flu death in the US is 82, the average age of death in the US is 78. If we had 100% of people die in the US from China Flu the average age of death in the US would increase by 4 years. What % of people in the US understand the context of the data behind China Flu? 1%, 5%?

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    • listingstarboard says:

      Leftist media pushing the narrative hard that all new cases are in AZ, CA, FLA and TX- three states of which will determine the US election–sos damned predictable and so damned frustrating!! And of course Ducey and Abbott caved. Newsome didn’t count. Cheers to you Ron DeSantis!!!

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  31. ganesh says:

    Hello Treehouse:

    Attached is the written portion of a report this morning from UPMC. (unfortunately I am unable to import the images/graphs at this point), In essence, the text says that the cases they are seeing now are younger and healthier and far less likely to require hospitalization or risk mortality than those seen earlier in the “pandemic”.

    Summary last paragraph:

    “Lastly, we have done a breakdown of these populations in Table 4 below, where we see that the mean age of the patients that tested positive last week was significantly younger (mean age 36.95, median 28.65) as compared to those in the prior phase (mean age 50.01, median 51.6). In addition, the proportion of patients that have required hospitalizations that tested positive in the last week is significantly lower than what we saw in the prior phases of the pandemic (12.9% vs. 29.4%, p=0.001), and not surprisingly, last week’s patients have lower rates of co-morbidities, likely driven by their significantly lower age.”

    Furthermore, Dr. Yealy of UPMC opines the case load is more than manageable, and there is no need to go back to shutdowns as long as basic protocols are met.

    https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2020/06/29/upmc-doctor-says-pittsburgh-medical-community-can-handle-surge-in-coronavirus-cases/

    One day soon Dr. yealy may realize that having the young and healthy wear masks only delays “herd immunity” and in the meantime keeps onerous restrictions on the frail or elderly while maintaining their risk of getting sick.

    At the same time Dr. Yealy admits the virus seems to be burning itself out:

    https://triblive.com/local/regional/upmc-doctors-say-covid-19-declining-in-virulence-and-infection-levels/

    Focus here is on UPMC data and Western Pennsylvania. But there is no reason to believe the medical situation is different in TX, FL, etc., though outliers with historical bad responses and greater urban population densities (NY, NJ, MA) may skew the data.

    This pandemic appears to be over, if both “herd immunity” and declining virulence hold up. Focus now should be on these issues and not the number of positive cases.

    There is no way Dems are going to be able to stretch this out much longer, with today’s rapidly declining death rates, unless they deliberately expose more of the vulnerable.

    Ganesh

    ==============================================================

    System covid analytics July 1

    UPMC Analytics: Western PA COVID-19 Update as of 6.30.20

    Prepared by: Jeff McKibben, Kevin Quinn, Kevin Collins, Kevin Kip, and Oscar Marroquin

    This is a static report that is complementary to the Wolff Center reports on the Infonet, with the goal of addingadditional clinical and epidemiologic details. As a reminder, this report includes positive cases in Western Pennsylvania (excludes Pinnacle, Somerset, and Western Maryland). Positive Cases: Comparisons between those who have required a Hospitalization(Hosp+) versus those who haven’t (Ambulatory+)As of 12:01 am of 7/1/20, there have been 1722positive patients in Western Pennsylvania. As can be seen in table 1below, 458(26.5%)have required a hospitalization, and 1264 have remained ambulatory.

    Table 1: Positive Cases

    The trends that we have seen in the past reports remain stable with the updated numbers since our last report in early June; those who have required hospitalizations are significantly older (absolute delta of 20years), while the proportion of black patients that require hospitalization is significantly higher than those who stay ambulatory. In addition, those who are hospitalized tend to have a significantly higher prevalence of multiple cardiovascular co-morbidities (atrial fibrillation, coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, and hypertension), as well as cancer, CKD, COPD, diabetes, obesity, and rheumatoid arthritis, as compared to those that are ambulatory. Medication use in this population remained unchanged from prior reports.

    Table 2: Hospitalized Cases: Comparisons between those who have required mechanical ventilation (Hosp Vent+) versus those who haven’t (Hosp Vent-)

    In the above table, we are breaking down the 458 patients who have required hospitalizations into those who were critically ill and required mechanical ventilation (Hosp Vent+, N=84) and those who were hospitalized but did not require mechanical ventilation (Hosp Vent-, N=374).There are no statistically significant differences between the two groups.

    Table 3: Laboratory Value Comparisons between Hosp Vent+ and Hosp Vent-Patients

    We continue to see that critically-ill patients tend to have more leukocytosis, slight lymphopenia, neutrophilia, anemia, and elevated LFT’s as compared to those who are hospitalized but are not critically-ill and requiring mechanical ventilation.

    Age and Sex Breakdown of Hospitalized patients

    In the figure below, we can see the 458 patients that have required hospitalization stratified by age group and sex, and their outcomes (discharged from hospital, ongoing care, or in-hospital death).

    There have been an additional 12 deaths since our last report in early June; all of these
    deaths have happened in patients older than 60. As stated before, the ten patients under 60 that had previouslydied all hadmultiple co-morbid conditions.

    Figure:

    Table 4 below shows some more detail regarding patients who have died in the hospital as compared to those that have been discharged alive. Those who have died are significantly older (14-year absolute delta), have a significantly higher Charlson Comorbidity Index(CCI–mostly driven by a higher prevalence of cardiovascular diseases).

    Table 4

    Comparison of latest ‘wave’ of patients (last week of June) as compared to before that.

    Given the changes and increase in positive cases seen in our region over the last week or so, we are providing a preliminary view of how the positive cases during this period compare to what we saw in the earlier phases of the pandemic. The figure below is a visual representation of
    positive cases broken down by age group, comparing what we saw last week (left) to what we had seen in the earlier phases (right). We can see that the majority of the positive cases from last week were in patienst in the 20-24 and 25-29 age groups.

    Chart

    Lastly, we have done a breakdown of these populations in Table 4 below, where we see that the mean age of the patients that tested positive last week was significantly younger (mean age 36.95, median 28.65) as compared to those in the prior phase (mean age 50.01, median 51.6). In addition, the proportion of patients that have required hospitalizations that tested positive in the last week is significantly lower than what we saw in the prior phases of the pandemic (12.9% vs. 29.4%, p=0.001), and not surprisingly, last week’s patients have lower rates of co-morbidities, likely driven by their significantly lower age.

    Table 5

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  32. mandy says:

    “Former German Chancellor Warns Washington’s “Unjustified [Nord Stream 2 Sanctions] Attack” Threatens US-EU Alliance

    A German equivalent to UK’s Financial Times and America’s Wall Street Journal is the Dusseldorf Handelsblatt or “Commerce Sheet,” which headlined on June 30th, “Former Chancellor Schröder: USA Ending Transatlantic Partnership”. …

    “Congress has not yet passed this legislation (new economic sanctions legislation that is co-sponsored in the U.S. Senate by Republican Ted Cruz and Democrat Jeanne Shaheen) but it (“S.1441 – Protecting Europe’s Energy Security Act of 2019”) enjoys strong bipartisan support and has been considered almost certain to be passed in both houses of the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Donald Trump.

    It is not a partisan issue in the United States. Neither is it partisan in Germany.

    Both of Germany’s main political Parties (Schröder being SPD) support strongly the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline, which will be considerably more economical for supplying natural gas to the EU than would be the U.S. Government’s demand that American shipped fracked liquified natural gas be used, instead of Russian pipelined natural gas, in Europe.”

    full article:

    https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/former-german-chancellor-warns-washingtons-unjustified-nord-stream-2-sanctions-attack

    I wonder … was that whole “US removal of troops from Germany” was part of an attempt to pressure Germany to use our fracked stuff …

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    • CTH Fan says:

      They are not paying 100% of their dues to support having so many of our troops protect them. Poland on the other hand does. We as a nation-would be better served by transferring and basing some of the troops in Germany to Poland. President Trump is right IMO.

      Poland has been a staunch supporter of the USA. Germany, not so much.

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      • Sentient says:

        There are no “dues”. It’s not a homeowners’ association. They’re supposed to spend x% of GDP on military. Germany is spending less than that. I don’t care. The point isn’t that they should spend more, it’s that we should spend less. Pull our troops out. The threat isn’t Russia. The threat to Europe is the Muslims that Erdogan lets into Europe. Merkel welcomes them. We could take some of the money we spend to keep troops in Germany and give it to Poland and Hungary – nations that understand the threat of Islam and have some damn self-.respect as sovereign homogeneous nation-states.

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    • TarsTarkas says:

      Nah. If Germany wants to make themselves hostage to Russian Gas, why should we defend their ass over it? Once that happens, then the long war between the Teutons and the Slavs will finally be over, with the latter earning the final victory.

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    • doyouseemyvision says:

      Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder sits on the board of Nordstream II AND the board of Rosneft, Russia’s oil giant. His job is to make sure all ’appropriate approvals’’ in Germany are granted.

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  33. Ausonius says:

    Spread this news as far as possible!

    On June 29, 2020, former New York Times reporter Alex Berenson, and an important alternative voice on COVID-19, received a note from a managing partner of the medical care facilities CompleteCare in Texas. The author tells of what’s happening on the ground, and it differs dramatically from the headlines driving Texas officials to once again close up the economy in a panic over a rise in cases. …

    … Good morning,

    I am the Managing Partner and General Counsel of a Texas based company that owns and operates 13 free-standing emergency clinics in the State of Texas. I follow your reporting and wanted to share with you some information on Texas. I want people to hear this story as opposed to the mainstream reporting. However, I am sensitive about putting a target on myself or my company for conveying this information. I am not sure how you’ve handled this type of situation but I suspect you’ve had other people send you information who are concerned about becoming a target.

    In June, we tested over 2,231 patients (data through last Thursday). Positive rate is now close to 20% (was 4-6% in May). Vast majority of the cases are mild to very mild symptoms. Average age of the people getting tested in mid-30s.

    Very different patient (in terms of age) than we’ve seen before June. Most of these patients would not have met criteria that we previously had (and all the health facilities had) for Covid testing. Now with more testing kits we are able to test a broader group of patients.

    Clinically, we’ve had very few hospital transfers because of Covid. Vast majority of the patients are better within 2-3 days of the visit and most would be described as having a cold (a mild one at that) or the symptoms related to allergies. We’ve often provided a steroid shot and some antibiotics. By the time we have follow-up calls, most of the patients are no longer experiencing any symptoms. They often say the shot really made a difference.

    In terms of what is driving them to the ER — Roughly 1/2 have been told by their employers to get a test. They have a sneeze or a cough and their employer tells them to go get tested. The other 1/2 just want to know. They have mild symptoms (and some don’t have any symptoms but game the system and check a box that they have a symptom so they can get a test — they cannot get a test unless they present with symptoms. If they have no symptoms we send them away — which does happen.)

    The average length of stay of Covid patients is 3-5 days. Much lower than the patients being seen in April and early May. Their symptoms are also milder. Most of the patients are not ending up in the ICU. The hospital ICUs are filled with really sick people with non-Covid issues. They [didn’t] come in earlier because they were scared and now they are super sick. From multiple sources at different hospitals — they have plenty of capacity and no shortage of acute care beds.

    No real data on breakdown of patients who have Covid but are not in the hospital because of Covid. Recognition that because all patients are tested for Covid you have some percentage of patients listed as Covid patients who are non Covid symptomatic and that the hospitalization rate is somewhat driven by hospitals taking their normal patients with other medical issues.

    Finally, (I) heard several stories of how discharge planners are being pressured to put Covid as primary diagnosis — as that pays significantly better. Hospitals want to avoid the discussion but if they don’t they risk another shutdown. This may be an explanation for why there is a gap in hospital executives saying they have plenty of capacity and the increasing number of Covid hospitalizations. You open up your hospitals for normal medical care and you test everyone (sic) of those patients — the result is higher percentage of patients who have Covid — now.

    Overall, based on what we are seeing at our facilities, the above information is really a positive story. You have more people testing positive with really minimal symptoms. This means that the fatality rate is less than commonly reported.

    My emphasis above.

    See:

    https://www.aier.org/article/why-we-should-not-be-concerned-about-increasing-covid-19-cases-in-texas/

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    • Bogeyfree says:

      IMO the Texas Governor has truly been snookered!

      So many weak minds IMO who never take the time to dig deeper into the data and just accept the top line and react.

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    • Ray Runge says:

      Thank you for the post. Retired Nurse Practitioner. here in Houston and the above article fits the information I have received in the past month.

      The medical institutions are starved for business and routinely test every one. COVID illness is mild or non existent. The “common cold” upon presentation is telling.

      Our governmental bodies, both Federal and State continue to lack the advice and knowledge of clinicians o the ground who treat presenting illness and the severity of the illness.

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      • lolli says:

        Ray,
        It is all very weird.
        I know 3 thirtyish men who currently have it.
        One has been extremely ill for over 2 weeks. Says it is nothing like he has ever experienced.
        The other 2 more recent have both said that after the 3rd day, they progressively have gotten worse.
        I do not think they will die or even go to hospital. And I don’t know what treatments they are receiving.
        I do not believe for a minute we should be shut down or forced to wear masks.
        I just have known too many who have gotten it recently to say it is non existent, unfortunately.

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        • Robert Smith says:

          There aren’t any treatments.

          Everything has been pooh-poohed. The only real treatment you’re going to get is if you are serious and need to go to the hospital.

          UNLESS, their doctors are clear-thinking people and are willing to skate away fro the established orthodoxy.

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  34. Winston says:

    Promise everything, do nothing, and then rescue your reputation among those people ignorant of your track record by occasionally saying nice things about Trump:

    Lindsey Graham: Trump saved millions of lives by shutting down US

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    • paper doll says:

      Might also have something to do with Maxwell’s arrest…Lindsey is a go between the deep state and PT.

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    • Ray Runge says:

      Senator Skank would save many lives by permitting the Senate to recess.

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    • dawg says:

      I tell you what, over the course of the last 6 months or so, LG has aged a LOT, always looks red-eyed, tired, baggy-eyes, pale or sick.

      The other vibe I get from the way he looks is…..he just looks….. terrified.

      Maybe its nothing, maybe Im making something out of nothing, but it just seems to me that the last several times ive seen him, he just does not look WELL.

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  35. Jan Sanne says:

    Glad to see arrests starting to be made. Ready for the arrests of the people in our Gov’t and those who used to work in our Gov’t.
    Uranium One and Weiner’s laptop contained a treasure of information. Epstein had a lot of info on others. What happened to it?

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    • Right Mover says:

      This is not an arrest that will move the needle of public opinion though. A big fish needs to be landed in order to open the eyes of the low-info masses.

      Liked by 1 person

  36. Todd Noia says:

    The CDC is including the antibody test for this virus in the total count for new cases. This is a massive fraud which is impacting every State in the country along with millions of small businesses and tens of millions of jobs. The DOJ needs to pursue criminal prosecution immediately for this fraud and send a message that this type of abuse not be tolerated. This is a deep state attempt to take down of the economy and our President!

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    • Bogeyfree says:

      Mr. President,

      This article provides you the perfect opportunity to justify bringing in outside, independent auditors and medical experts to do the following…….

      1) validate the accuracy of the CDC counting methods

      2) look deeper into actual deaths caused by CV to ensure those have not been inflated

      3) test the actual CV test to ensure it has not been setup to provide excessive false positives

      4) Add 2-3 new outside medical experts to the Pence team who specialize in data analysis and also early prophylactic treatments using anti-viral agents.

      The window is open Mr. President. The time to strike is now!

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    • thedoc00 says:

      Add to this list the CDC authorizing local health department officials to multiply a “positive” test result by a “potential contact factor” and add that number to the “new case count”.

      Liked by 1 person

    • MaineCoon says:

      I repeat a prior sentiment. I’m not surprised by this data at all. It’s all Gates…Fauci…WHO and CDC…lying to suit their own purposes which aren’t in sync with what is good for the people. Just an old storyline.

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  37. Sherri Young says:

    Yo! Sundance!

    Live press conference re Maxwell’s arrest in 5 minutes.

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  38. citizen817 says:

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    • henry says:

      Of course he was. Who do think handled the land lease for the USVI island?
      /sarc unless you go digging and find out it’s true.

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      • henry says:

        If you never heard about the Boys Town fiasco in Nebraska..

        Pretty tragic story. Wouldn’t be surprised where the tentacles now reach?

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  39. Wethal says:

    One of the prosecutors in the Maxwell case is Maureen Comey. Wonder how much has been passed on to the Clintons…

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    • Free Speech says:

      Yeah, I hate to tell the people who are getting all giddy about Maxwell being rounded up, but this is NOT a good guy op. This was done because Barr moved on Berman, and now the woman in charge, Audrey Strauss, who was Berman’s assistant and is no doubt as swampy as he, is trying to make Ghislaine disappear before Trump can get a replacement in there.

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  40. Did anyone else see the interview on Hannity last night of the father of the first young man murdered in the Seattle Chop zone? It was a full half hour with apparently no commercial breaks. It was pretty sad…the father said no one, police or anyone, came to his house to let him know his son had been shot. I found out from a couple of other teenagers who came to his house and let him know.
    He went to the hospital and no police were there, no detectives, finally a doctor came out and told him his son was dead. The hospital would not let him see his son! He said he wanted to see him, how did he know it was his son.

    So, it sounds like this shooting is not being investigated as a murder. The father said if he was not out speaking up his son would be swept under a rug and dumped in a dust bin..he kept saying this was MY son…over and over…at one point he started crying. I got kind of teary eyed myself.

    This was a very powerful interview. I didn’t watch it live; I had insomnia last night and clip was on foxnews.com but now I can’t find it.

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      • Jim in TN says:

        Not sure which one, but one of the two was killed by CHOP ‘police’ (their security.) For joyriding.

        That irony and hypocrisy should be blared far and wide.

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    • Wethal says:

      The kid was born a preemie, and as a result, had developmental disabilities. I wonder if he understood what was going on there, and how dangerous it was.

      I rarely watch Hannity nowadays because he interrupts his guests so often, and keeps chanting, “Bleachbit, 30,000 email, smash phone with a hammer” over and over, but I will give him credit here.

      He let this grieving man talk regardless of what commercial breaks were scheduled. Hannity also offered to pay for the funeral if the family couldn’t afford to.

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  41. jengancworld says:

    I see we’ve been thrown another bone to keep us occupied through the election by AG with Gisele getting arrested.

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  42. NJF says:

    Kicked it down the road, but in this case it’s a good kick.

    Liked by 2 people

    • This would have been a nothing-burger even if the court allowed it – BUT just how desperate are the democrats who would attempt to circumvent one of the foundations of our judicial system (Grand Jury secrecy) by trying this stunt in the first place ?

      Liked by 1 person

      • doyouseemyvision says:

        The Dems already have the secret GJ material via Weissman. They need a way to make what is already in their possession legal. Remember, what the Dems do is frequently take action retroactively based on what they’ve already done.

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