August 6th – 2020 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #1295

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  1. Grandma Covfefe says:

    🇺🇸 🦅 🇺🇸 – Trump America is the Last Bastion of Freedom – 🇺🇸 🦅 🇺🇸
    * * * * * * * * * * Trump Voters > > Vote Against Tyranny * * * * * * * * * *

    🦅 ”May God continue to strengthen our hearts and sustain our souls. May God continue to shed His divine grace upon this land. And may God forever bless the United States of America.” —-U.S. President Donald J. Trump
    🌟
    “Our spirit is still young—the sun is still rising—God’s grace is still shining—and my fellow Americans, THE BEST IS YET TO COME!”—-President Donald J. Trump
    ————————-
    🦅 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…..

    🌟 “ For You, Lord, have made me glad through Your work;
    I will triumph in the works of Your hands.” 🌟 —-Psalm 92:4

    ***Praises:
    ✅ Thank You, Lord, for protecting President Trump and MAGA Team
    ✅ A top Rabbi Jew has endorsed President Trump and urged Jews to do so.
    ✅ 81% of Black Americans want to maintain or increase Police
    ✅ ESPN ratings in downward spiral
    ✅ First Time in History—Nasdaq broke thru to 11,000
    ✅ Thank You, Lord, for those who are healing today…on Thursday
    ✅ USA Strong—The only thing to fear is Fear Itself—God Bless America!

    🙏 America’s Arrow Prayer…..Pray:
    — for protection and safe traveling for President Trump & MAGA Team as they go to Ohio to speak at three locations (Depart WH 11:35am—1:15pm—3:15pm–6:30pm***Arr Bedminster NJ 9:30pm for the night)
    — for wisdom for President Trump as he deals with more possible EOs to benefit our country
    — for Sec Mnuchin/CoS Meadows in dealing with Stubborn Dems to get Bill #4 agreed on soon that will only benefit our country–No Green New Dealor other Dems’ perks.
    — for lawsuit filed by Trump Admin against Nevada rushing thru their election law changes
    — for protection for Federal Agents and their eyes, as they surge into siege cities
    — for protection for America–and all buildings and landmarks
    — “No” to vote-by-mail/mail-in ballots & ballot harvesting-We need Voter ID
    — Dem Pres. Candidate and/or ‘Chosen One’ and the VP-selected to continue to fumble, jumble, mumble, stumble, tumble, bumble, grumble, crumble..then diminish….pouf….poof…..
    — for USA Election Integrity, Voter ID, Paper Ballots, catch voting fraudsters
    — for 17.8M unemployed Americans for their needs to be met and to seek jobs
    — For Safety/Health protection for: USSS, Military & their brave dogs, Border Patrol, LEOs, BP & LEOs brave Horses/dogs
    — for Guardian Angels protecting all our borders–air, land, sea
    — for protection for all WALL builders who have built 265/450-500 miles of WALL
    — for Hong Kong
    — for protection/healing for American children/youth-Young Landen is healed!
    — *🇺🇸* — “ Reclaiming America Time ” — *🇺🇸*

    🦅 ”America is a land of heroes. This is the place where greatness is born, where destinies are forged, and where legends come to life.”
    — 🇺🇸 — Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America — 🇺🇸 —
    —————————————————————————-
    🌟🙏,,, Special Prayer for Sundance and all Treepers in ‘Walking Towards The Fire’ Mission fighting for ‘Merica!…..
    ****We stand with you Sundance, wherever you go or do, the Treepers’ prayers follow you.
    🌟 “And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”.” 🌟 —John 8:32
    “The Strongest Weapon in the United States is a Praying Patriotic American.”

    👌 —-Treepers’ Prayer Warriors Post for Thursday, August 6, 2020 — 👌
    Countdown: 89 more days…. to “4 MORE YEARS” WiN

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  2. rondo123456 says:

    Full George Floyd Bodycam Footage Leaks | Expect Riots

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  3. citizen817 says:

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    • nimrodman says:

      “cities”, hell, how about Mar a Lago?

      Those “teens” again … just an AK-47, y’know

      … and a 14-round magazine … is that one of the ones “that have the most clips”?

      Police: Fleeing Teens Jumped Mar-a-Lago Wall; AK-47 Found in Backpack
      https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/08/05/police-fleeing-teens-jumped-mar-a-lago-wall-ak-47-found-in-backpack/

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      • California Joe says:

        Probably three black kids from across the bridge in West Palm Beach which is a pretty bad neighborhood.

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      • Tiffthis says:

        Via miami herald “According to a police report, a Palm Beach officer spotted the teens sitting in a parked car early Friday morning about 2 miles (3 kilometers) north of Mar-a-Lago. When he turned on his overhead lights, the car sped south toward Mar-a-Lago.
        As they approached the club, the teens spotted a second officer who was conducting an unrelated traffic stop and abruptly stopped the car, probably thinking it was a roadblock set up to catch them, Ogrodnick said.

        The three bolted, jumped Mar-a-Lago’s nearby wall and hid on the resort’s grounds. Officers surrounded the club and a helicopter and police dog were used to help find them. Ogrodnick said they never tried to get inside any of the resort’s buildings.
        He said the three said they didn’t own the AK-47 but had found it.
        The teens are charged with trespassing with a firearm, burglary with a firearm and resisting arrest without violence. They are being held at a juvenile detention facility while prosecutors decide whether to charge them as adults.”
        
Read more here: https://www.miamiherald.com/latest-news/article244751637.html#storylink=cpy

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      • scrap1ron says:

        They should take them for a little airboat ride down alligator alley. Ask them some questions.

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  4. Stillwater says:

    ***Today’s WeBuildTheWall / Fisher Industries posts***
    (Previous posts: https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2020/08/05/august-5th-2020-presidential-politics-trump-administration-day-1294/comment-page-1/#comment-8573508)

    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 private wall content until the next project(s) are near completion. However, Fisher Industries is proceeding full speed ahead on at least 95 miles of federal border wall contracts.

    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 – 8/4/20 – (See link above.)

    ***PRAISE: 🧱 (8/3/20)… Fisher Industries was awarded a $289.5M contract to build ~17 miles of contiguous new border wall in Laredo Sector located in Webb County, Texas… across the Rio Grande from Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. (Valued at about $17 million per mile…)

    – Chief Rodney Scott tweet w/ Border Wall System update: 265 miles completed.
    (9 miles more since last week; 10 miles average per week over the last 3 weeks…)

    – BorderReport article: Private border-wall company wins CBP contract to build 17 new miles in Laredo
    – CBP News Release: Contract Award for Additional Border Wall System in Laredo, Texas

    – Laredo Morning Times Article: CBP approves another huge contract to build the border wall in Webb County

    – – – – –
    Wednesday night update – 8/5/20

    Foreman Mike video at Project 1 where they are installing a motorized gate w/ a punch keypad.

    – TheMonitor Article covering Monday’s inspection at Project 2:
    Butterfly Center, feds get look at private wall erosion post-Hanna

    – Summary of Fisher statements from article above.
    – Photos of Project 2 during inspection day as well as shortly after Hurricane Hanna.

    – – – – –
    ***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 & Fisher industries project 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.

    ***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 floodplain.

    ***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: 🧱 (5/6/20)… Fisher Sand & Gravel was awarded a $1.28B border wall contract to build 42 miles of wall in southern Arizona, most of which will run from Nogales to the eastern boundary of the Tohono O’odham Nation. It’s the largest border wall contract that’s ever been awarded.
    (Complex terrain, which includes rugged mountains and water crossings)

    ***PRAISE: (6/11/20)… Foreman Mike stated that Fisher Industries now has ~95 miles of border wall contracts out of the 450. (Of the 95, only ~73 miles are accounted for in the federal awards which have been reported.)

    ***Praise: (7/6/20)… Fisher has partnered with Holcombe Mixers “to fast-track border wall construction.” Holcombe is providing one Holcombe HM10H and seven HM12H volumetric models which can pour 20 to 25 loads of fresh concrete each day (vs. 2 to 5 loads with a traditional drum mixer) without exceeding required temperatures.

    🙏 Prayer for the work crews. 🙏
    Heavenly Father, we pray in Jesus’ name (& according to Your will):
    – for safety, health, and good weather for the work crews as they continue working on WBTW’s private projects… as well as Fisher’s Federal 7.6M/800 foot contract, the 400M/31 mile contract, the 1.28B/42 mile contract, the $289.5M/17 mile contract for border wall, and any other projects they may be working on; that Fisher would be able to continue uninterrupted until completion.
    – that Fisher would be able to safely and smoothly transition(scale up w/ equipment, manpower, etc.) to be able to build 1+(to 2?) miles of wall per day.
    (Tommy Fisher has previously stated that, given a large enough project, they would be able to build 1 mile of wall per day within 3 months. So this process may have started as early as mid-April or May 6th… and will possibly be ramped up by mid-August??? Just a guess…)

    – 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. (Backstory/timeline)
    ***Praise: (4/15/19)… Fisher Industries has been awarded a 7.6M contract modification to build 800 linear feet of 30-foot bollard barrier while the original 400M contract is still under review by the DoD IG’s office. My guess is this will give further evidence to the IG that Fisher Industries was justified in receiving the original 400M contract. (Details)
    ***Praise:… Update: Looks like work has already begun on this 31 mile project, despite the ongoing audit. Photos showing well over 800 feet of wall, started appearing around the end of April. No official word yet though.

    – for WBTW/Fisher Industries regarding the ongoing lawsuits; that both sides would be able to resolve any potential issues(erosion, construction, maintenance, etc.) and the lawsuits would be dismissed.
    (July 8)… Hearing summary…
    – for the next hearing in Judge Randy Crane’s court which was reset for an additional 30 days at the joint request of the U.S. Gov. & Fisher to the first week in September.

    – for Fisher crews at Project 2 as they continue to fill/fix any issues related to erosion, reseeding of grass (hydroseed), applying rip-rap (rubble) or concrete where necessary; or applying fabric that binds the soil or rocks until the erosion control grass is established and able to hold the sand/soil in place
    – for Fisher crews as they (1) regrade and repack soil, and then (2) lay down a road made of rock (between 1 & 3 inches large) 10 feet wide from edge of the concrete toward the river.

    – that Fisher would be able to come up with affordable, scalable, innovative solutions to greatly shorten the landscape establishment period and strengthen the long-term stability(resistance to erosion) for all types of riverbank soil which may be encountered so that the landscape can handle the stronger hurricanes/waterflows which may arrive in the future
    Brainstorming possible solutions: Compost erosion control blanket, pneumatically blown in w/ seeds & other ingredients to a depth of at least 2”. Rapid growth & resistance to erosion from the start. Consistent outcome over variable soil/site conditions. Not sure how affordable/scalable the approach is though…
    Possible companies/products ?… (1) Rexius certified Terraseeding®/Ecoblanket®/Microblend® process; (2) Filtrexx® Compost Erosion Control Blanket™, etc.

    – 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 Rep. Warren Petersen’s (R-AZ) bill, HB 2084, making it easier to build border wall on private property in Arizona would get passed.
    ***Praise: (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/salvation(through faith in Christ Jesus) for the work crews, security personnel, legal teams, CBP, DHS, Army, National Guard and all involved in WBTW/Fisher Industries private or federal 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

    – (May 29 – CBP notice)… for Fisher to come up with innovative solutions or improvements requested by CBP “related to the anti-climb/anti-cut features of the border wall” (Deadline: June 12)
    – 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 &/or Fisher Industries to build 250+ miles of wall on Private Property in Texas
    (…assuming the “water wall” design is shown to work and be appropriate in the floodplain)
    – 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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    • Stillwater says:

      Video at Project 1 – 8/5/20

      Foreman Mike Finds 10 Illegals & one big problem on the border.

      Excerpts (not a complete transcript):
      – Just want to give you a quick construction update. We’re getting ready to motorize the gate.
      – As you can see our gateway is 3,800 pounds… is 31 feet long.
      – We can pull it with one human that weighs approximately 150 lbs. We’ve tested it with agents. It’s been working very well.

      – But with our friends at the IBWC we’re going even further.
      We’re getting ready to motorize the gate… Motor’s going to go to the backside, it will completely track and close this 19 foot, 8 (inch) section hole (in) less than a minute.

      – Gonna put a punch key pad right here so our agents don’t even have to get out of the vehicle. They can open up and close the gate with their safety. They can go through to the south side of the dam which is still in the U.S territory. Punch it and keep it closed.
      – We’re gonna have 24 hour access but our agents will be safer.

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    • Stillwater says:

      TheMonitor Article covering Monday’s inspection at Project 2 – 8/3/20

      Butterfly Center, feds get look at private wall erosion post-Hanna
      https://www.themonitor.com/2020/08/03/butterfly-center-feds-get-look-private-wall-erosion-post-hanna/

      Excerpts:
      – There’s another sound interrupting the tranquility — the sound of reporters and engineers and surveyors and lawyers, talking. Footsteps tapping on concrete. Repeated warnings to “watch your step” as, in ones and twos, people step toward the water and onto rain-drunk tall grass that obscures the view of the deep gashes carved into the soil both by those same rains, as well as the deceptively calm flow of the river running ever south.

      – The riverbank is eroding.
      – It has been eroding, for months. But, depending on who you ask, that’s either part of the plan or part of the problem.

      For the wall’s builder, Tommy Fisher, a supporter of President Donald Trump who has made a name for himself by advocating for a new way to build border security — securing hundreds of millions in federal border wall contracts throughout the southwest in the process — the eroding riverbank is a test in action.
      It’s a way for his crews to know the wall’s weak spots. Where to shore up drainage, where to redouble efforts to seed grass.

      – For Marianna Treviño Wright, executive director of the National Butterfly Center, caverns carved from the earth that are big enough to crawl into are evidence the wall is a structural failure that could cause collateral damage both upstream and down.
      – And there’s a third side to the story, too. The federal government itself, which, like the butterfly center, is suing Fisher and his companies.

      All three sides were at the private border wall south of Mission Monday for a long-delayed inspection of the structure.

      – The butterfly center brought with them a cadre of inspectors — a surveyor, structural and geotechnical engineers — people who scrutinized every crack in the mud, measured elevation, conferred with each other as they made their way slowly down the 3-mile stretch.

      – Tommy Fisher, meanwhile, stood loosely flanked by his attorneys and members of his crew as reporters flocked around him for comment on the allegations that his wall is unsound, unsafe, unstable.
      – He’s scoffed at those allegations before. But on Monday, his tone, while affable as always, was a bit more circumspect. He took on the voice of a teacher, patiently explaining his building methodology and why he’s confident it “will stand the test of time.”

      “We’ve built a sidewalk that’s continually reinforced, 8 feet wide, 1 foot thick, 3-and-a-half feet thick in the middle. And we basically have single posts in that,” Fisher said, describing the T-shaped concrete base in which he planted each 5-inch wide square bollard pillar.

      – The structure had withstood the onslaught of Hurricane Hanna just one week earlier — a Category 1 storm that made landfall near Port Mansfield with 90 mph sustained winds before arcing over Hidalgo County.
      – Yes, the soil between the wall and the water had eroded — both before and during the storm — but it still performed as designed, Fisher said.
      – “Even if there was a tremendous, tremendous amount of erosion where it would come out 8, 10 feet wide… wherever you have a slope, you’re always gonna have a minimal amount of erosion, no matter what,” he said.

      – Indeed, Fisher’s crews have thus far succeeded in laying down only a few hundred yards of dirt to mitigate erosion hotspots. Like the timeline for the inspection itself, their work has been hampered by the weather.
      – But, as they continue, they won’t just be filling in gaps in the dirt. Nor will they just be shoring up specific erosion trouble spots with “rip-rap” — small stones used to fortify the walls of canals — as Fisher has previously stated.

      – Instead, on Monday the wall builder unveiled a new plan for the riverbank, one he says came at the request of the U.S. Border Patrol. Once the soil has been regraded and repacked, Fisher’s crews will go about laying down a road of rock stretching 10 feet wide from the edge of the concrete toward the water.

      – It’ll be made from stones between 1 and 3 inches large.
      – “It’s big enough that it won’t wash away, but it’s small enough that you can drive on it,” Fisher said.
      – It’ll help stabilize the bank and will “kill two birds with one stone” when it comes to
      facilitating better access to border agents who patrol the river.

      – But, when asked why such a road hadn’t been part of the original build plans, nor had installing access gates at various spots along the wall’s length, Fisher said he assumed border agents would instead patrol the river side of the wall via boat.

      – Fisher insisted gates can be installed at any point along the structure, but that this won’t happen until and unless the government assumes control of the wall.
      – “Now until they wanna take it over … we can talk to them. But we can put them wherever they want,” he said.

      – …U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Patrick spoke of that lack of boat access in a Twitter thread lambasting the private border wall last month and calling it “one step beyond vaporware.”
      – “Next, if a Border Patrol crew on the river has any issues, they have no dry safe haven for nearly three miles! Fisher didn’t put any gates for law enforcement,” the tweet reads.

      – The access gates were just one of the government’s sticking points during the most recent status conference at the McAllen federal courthouse last month. The three sides were slated to reconvene for another status conference this Wednesday, but that has been delayed an additional month, according to an order handed down by the court Monday.

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      • dallasdan says:

        Nothing Fisher can say will appease, satisfy, or convince the opposition operatives of the soundness of the wall.

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        • Stillwater says:

          You’re absolutely right dallasdan.

          Funny thing is National Butterfly believe the Fed Gov./IBWC, who is one of the parties in the suit against Fisher, is actually working with Fisher to get it to work. National Butterfly noted that the Federal Govt. engineers/surveyors were not on site the same day to inspect and that perhaps a separate time was arranged for them to come on site to inspect.

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          • dilonsfo says:

            In actuality, it is private property so it can be built anyway the property owner wants. The erosion problem, if there is one, is a little different as it could cause problems downstream. But if the feds want to buy the fence then they can put in glass gates if they want but they can’t force the property owner to do so as the border is the middle of the river not on the private property.

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            • Stillwater says:

              Thanks for the info dilonsfo ~

              As far as I know, the main issue with putting in extra gates was so they could be opened in the event of a flood to help mitigate deflection of water off the wall. I think the potential deflection issue is one of the main things the IBWC had jurisdiction over.

              If I remember correctly, Tommy has said their engineers don’t believe there is a problem but they would put in extra gates to make IBWC happy… though I guess in the article above Tommy says it won’t happen until the Federal government assumes control of the wall.

              Tommy Fisher talk a little bit about it @4:05 in this video in January.

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    • Stillwater says:

      Summary of Fisher statements from article above:

      – … the eroding riverbank is a test in action. It’s a way for his crews to know the wall’s weak spots. Where to shore up drainage, where to redouble efforts to seed grass.

      – …explained his building methodology and why he’s confident it “will stand the test of time.”
      – …“We’ve built a sidewalk that’s continually reinforced, 8 feet wide, 1 foot thick, 3-and-a-half feet thick in the middle. And we basically have single posts in that” (…describing the T-shaped concrete base in which he planted each 5-inch wide square bollard pillar.)

      – …“Yes, the soil between the wall and the water had eroded — both before and during the storm — but it still performed as designed”
      – …“Even if there was a tremendous, tremendous amount of erosion where it would come out 8, 10 feet wide… wherever you have a slope, you’re always gonna have a minimal amount of erosion, no matter what,”

      – …as they continue, they won’t just be filling in gaps in the dirt. Nor will they just be shoring up specific erosion trouble spots with “rip-rap” — small stones used to fortify the walls of canals — as Fisher has previously stated

      – …unveiled a new plan for the riverbank, one he says came at the request of the U.S. Border Patrol.
      – …Once the soil has been regraded and repacked, Fisher’s crews will go about laying down a road of rock stretching 10 feet wide from the edge of the concrete toward the water.
      – …it will be made from stones between 1 and 3 inches large.
      – …“It’s big enough that it won’t wash away, but it’s small enough that you can drive on it.”
      – …It’ll help stabilize the bank and will “kill two birds with one stone” when it comes to facilitating better access to border agents who patrol the river.

      – …the road wasn’t part of the original building plans because he assumed border agents would instead patrol the river side of the wall via boat

      – …insisted gates can be installed at any point along the structure, but that this won’t happen until and unless the government assumes control of the wall.
      – …“Now until they wanna take it over … we can talk to them. But we can put them wherever they want,” he said.

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    • Stillwater says:

      Photos…
      – 1 & 2 were taken at the inspection on August 3.
      – 3 through 6 were mostly taken after Hurricane Hanna… pre-inspection.

      1: Photo Gallery from article above. (9 photos)
      https://www.themonitor.com/2020/08/03/photo-gallery-private-wall-inspected-hanna-saturated-grounds/

      2: Photo taken at the inspection on Monday, August 3.

      3: Photo showing repair work being done after Hurricane Hanna… pre-inspection.

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    • Stillwater says:

      4: Photo posted July 29. (Taken after Hurricane Hanna… pre-inspection.)
      Photo showing a section of the riverbank with fewer issues at the other end of Project 2 (eastern side of peninsula) where the hydroseeding was better established.

      5: Previous posts with photos showing stretches of the riverbank where the hydroseeding was better established. (4 photos, taken after Hurricane Hanna… pre-inspection.)
      https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2020/07/29/july-29th-2020-presidential-politics-trump-administration-day-1287/comment-page-1/#comment-8547949

      6: Previous posts with article containing photos & drone video of sections of Project 2 with erosion issues. (Photos mostly taken post Hurricane Hanna… pre-inspection.)
      https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2020/07/30/july-30th-2020-presidential-politics-trump-administration-day-1288/comment-page-1/#comment-8551428

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      • Grandma Covfefe says:

        Well…as far as I’m concerned that Wall and the ground held up very well during that Hurricane. What unappreciated nicpickers they are not to take that in consideration.

        Of course, they all probably get paid to find fault with the Water WALL, the more nicpicking the more money. Ding ding ding…

        When I first heard about the erosion problem there, my first thought was someone is trying to sabotage the project by breaking up the ground to make it look like ‘erosion disaster’.
        After what our president and we all went thru for the last five years of opposition abuses on us all, i can’t think of anything except “Did the opposition do that?” “I’ll bet they sabotage that” “I bet they snuck in the night and broke up the ground before the hurricane hit” etc.

        Fisher Company gave their heart and soul for our WALL to protect our country from invaders. I feel badly for them. They need lots of prayers. God Bless them.

        Again thank you, Stillwater, for keeping up with this WALL update.

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        • Stillwater says:

          Hi Grandma Covfefe,

          I’m actually not discouraged about the Project 2. I’m actually fascinated by the process.

          Project 2 is the prototype or proof of concept. Once Fisher learn all they need to know and tweak how they handle the riverbank , things should then start to go more smoothly.

          I think the 10 foot wide rock road next to the wall foundation will be a big improvement. The initial design had the concrete road on the other side of the wall graded so that all rainfall would flow to the river. When the grass was established it would have provided extra water to the grass on the riverbank.

          The initial problems was that before the grass had a chance the cover the dirt/sand, all that extra water from the concrete road washed over the bare sand and created grooves and eroded some of the sand next to the foundation and under the lip in some parts.

          By putting the 10 foot wide rock road on the other side of the wall next to the foundation, you will have drainage and great protection from erosion right next to the foundation as there is no sand to erode away. So even on new construction you have erosion protection next to the foundation from the start.

          So here is the transition from the concrete road to the riverbank:
          – 26 foot(?) concrete road slopes to 8 foot wide wall foundation
          – which slopes to 10 foot wide rock road (1 to 3 inch rocks) which provides drainage from the runoff, mostly irrigating the remainder of the riverbank from below ground.
          – next the rock road will transition to the grass riverbank. (now we will have less erosive affects from surface runoff as the rock road helps absorb most of the surface runoff while the grass becomes established.

          A few observations with some guesswork on my part…
          – The most vulnerable time for the wall will be during the landscape establishment period.
          – So Fisher will have to tweak their prototype to reduce that period.
          – If the prototype is to eventually roll forward along the Rio Grande, Fisher may have to limit their construction period, starting construction right after hurricane season ends and stopping the last portion of wall so that the riverbank has enough months leeway to establish/protect the ground before the next hurricane season.
          – This is why shortening that landscape establishment period is critical because you never know when the big hurricane is going to hit and you don’t want large swaths of riverbank that isn’t fully established.

          – That’s why I was exploring the Compost erosion control blanket, pneumatically blown in w/ seeds & other ingredients to a depth of at least 2”… to rapidly establish the riverbank. It might help provide a consistent outcome over variable soil/site conditions. (Not sure how affordable/scalable the approach is though…)
          – This blanket could be blown in on the riverbank after the rock road.
          – (I’m no expert. The blanket may not be necessary at all but my guess is compost would only help.)

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        • Stillwater says:

          By the way,

          I tend to get overly detailed on the prayer post about potential erosion issues on Project 2 (w/ possible solutions) because I like to have any potential issues addressed ahead of time in prayer while the crews are working.

          So Fisher may have a handle on the issues but I like to address potential issues just in case. I don’t mean to cause anyone to worry.

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          • Grandma Covfefe says:

            No, your targeted prayers are spot-on and your reports are great!
            Not to worry. Keep doing what you are doing!

            I’m just hoping the WALL Team has the ‘possibility of sabotaging’ in the back of their minds. I have those thoughts during these crazy days!
            Love you!

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            • Stillwater says:

              Thank you Grandma Covfefe ~

              I initially thought the same thing as you in the beginning about possible sabotage, given all the things we’ve seen happen in America these day. Project 2 has pretty good coverage with lighting and cameras though.

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          • BetsyRossRocked says:

            Great Foreman Mike video Stillwater !
            Praying and Praising !

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      • joshashland says:

        Stillwater Thanks for link
        pictures of private wall.

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  10. ohnoyoudonot says:

    U.S. Attorney John Durham has asked to interview former CIA Director John Brennan–who has agreed to be interviewed, and the details are being worked out.

    @KenDilanianNBC

    https://twokitter.com/alexsalvinews/status/1291225139850354689

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  12. ssn774cl says:

    https://www.cleveland.com/open/2020/08/kanye-west-files-petitions-to-appear-on-presidential-ballot-in-ohio.html

    Kanye West files petitions to appear on presidential ballot in Ohio

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Rapper Kanye West on Wednesday filed petitions to appear on the presidential ballot in Ohio as an independent, according to Secretary of State Frank LaRose’s office.

    The popular hip hop artist — or people on his behalf — have hurriedly been collecting signatures for West in the states where the rapper can still appear on the ballot. West’s campaign filed 14,886 petitions with LaRose’s office, 5,000 of which must be valid to appear on Ohio’s ballot as an independent candidate.

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    This post is not an advertisement for any company nor is it a long report about any ongoing project.

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  25. Johny5 says:

    Treepers help me out. I ventured over to some left leaning outlets which was a mistake. There is many rumors and speculation regarding the NYC DA making a major announcement tomorrow. They are hoping indictments for fraud are announced .Also apparently Deutsche Bank handed over Trumps financial documents last year. I thought they had been sued to not be able to do this and it was still being litigated. This is making me a nervous nelly. Thanks everyone

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    • brutalus2 says:

      MSNBC porn

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      • Johny5 says:

        I hope so. To be honest I never paid much attention to DJT before he was president. Not that I didn’t know who he was,but I had always heard his business dealing rumors. I just hope this is another nothingburger.

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        • brutalus2 says:

          MSNBC just reported that Duesch Bank complied with subpoenas a year ago and turned over Trump’s financial records and that they were in the hands of state prosecutors for fraud case…but I’ve heard this before regarding Deutch Bank already turning over the records…Maddow was appropriately giddy…they are hawking this as a new development…they’ll make a big stink over this and may leak documents to try to deflect from SpyGate…ho hum

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    • Grandma Covfefe says:

      When I heard that, my first thought was it may be in regard to the election problems NY is having.
      My second thought? She’ll announce that Biden sniffed her hair and she passed muster for VP.
      My third thought…she’s quitting. Her crimes caught up to her.
      Enjoy your sleep tonight.

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      • Johny5 says:

        Well, I’m a healthcare worker that works night shift so I will be enjoying my sleep in the morning lol. I’m just on edge with all that is going on.

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        • Grandma Covfefe says:

          Lol–and I understand the “on edge” thing too.

          Opposition just keeps coming up with the darnest things to “get back” at President Trump/us for putting them thru the wringer. And here they are the criminals,,,imagine that!

          Enjoy your sleep in the morning.

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    • TexanInFL says:

      Listening to Rush…she made announcements that the NRA made trips and spent lots of money!! GASP!!

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  26. rondo123456 says:

    Who Killed George Floyd?

    “In the death of George Floyd, the State of Minnesota has charged former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin with second-degree murder and former officers Thomas Lane, J. Alexander Kueng, and Tou Thao with aiding and abetting that murder. But, as will be shown in detail below, the physical, scientific, and electronically recorded evidence in the case overwhelmingly and conclusively proves that these defendants are not guilty of the charges and, in fact, played no material role in bringing about Floyd’s death.

    Instead, the evidence proves that, when he first encountered the police, George Floyd was well on his way to dying from a self-administered drug overdose. Moreover, far from publicly, brazenly, and against their own self-interest slowly and sadistically killing Floyd in broad daylight before civilian witnesses with video cameras, the evidence proves that the defendants exhibited concern for Floyd’s condition and twice called for emergency medical services to render aid to him. Strange behavior, indeed, for supposedly brutal law officers allegedly intent on causing him harm.”

    https://spectator.org/george-floyd-death-toxicology-report/

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    • tuskyou says:

      George Floyd killed George Floyd

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    • pacnwbel says:

      thankyou Rondo for your comments and link to the top report. Keith Ellison must be shaking in his boots. If I were a Minnesotan, I’d be pretty angry at the mayhem and violence that happened in the wake of this incident and rush to judgement.

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    • Grandma Covfefe says:

      It’s time to retire these old fuddy duddy dud-head Congress. All they are good for is counting their kickback dollar bills.
      We need new fresh blood, sharp minds and a perk in their walk….ready to roll up their sleeves and get to work.

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    • The very modest donation I made yesterday, was worth it for this tweet alone.

      Thanks, SUNDANCE, CTH, and the MODS.

      Just because I can’t like stuff, doesn’t mean I don’t like stuff.

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  29. Texian says:

    https://www.theverge.com/21354742/nasa-spacex-crew-dragon-bob-behnken-doug-hurley-return

    Congratulations to the SpaceX Team on a successful mission.. It takes a Team.. And Welcome to Texas Sir..

    Welcome back guys.. it sure is a surreal feeling being back isn’t it..

    you’ve been traveling across atmospheres.. some things are forever different..

    describing it is like trying to capture Light.. or Time..

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    • “capture Light..or Time..”
      “or Space”, if I may add.

      That is the “trick” Elon Musk needs to figger out for inter-planetary travel.

      It makes me really proud American to be back in space again.

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  30. nwtex says:

    Wonderful tweets. The man is loved.

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    • Grandma Covfefe says:

      Man of the Century,,,,,I Love It!

      Way better than ‘Nobel Peace Prize’ or ‘Time Person of the Year’.
      In fact, it should be called ‘Nutty Peace Prize’ and ‘Time Prisoner of the Year’.

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  31. OffCourseNation says:

    In the latest RCP poll average, Biden leads Trump by 6.4%. Around three weeks ago it was 9.4% or 9.6%. Four years ago today Clinton lead by around 10% (only dropping to 5% ahead much closer to the election). This means that, if these polls are no more and no less biased against Trump, by such things as undercounting Republicans, Biden is running 3% plus behind Clinton at this point. So Hidin’ Biden probably shouldn’t be picking out the safety furniture and special walk in bathtub for the White House just yet.

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      Awesome. She is a an angelic, formidable, force. The beauty of her intelligence, patriotism, and love for her country and justice is awesome.

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    • CountryDoc says:

      RICO, violation of free speech, interference in election, under the influence of China. Dear Mr. Pompeo. Please send me 10 million dollars. 🙂

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  35. sunnydaze says:

    I *wish* this tweet was not so right on.

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  36. nwtex says:

    🕊️

    I think y’all remember Jonathan Isaac from last week —

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  38. joeknuckles says:

    I think this “Comey going rogue” narrative is a ploy to give everybody else plausible deniability. Then Comey will weasel out of it with help from the media and allies in congress and the deep state.

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  39. CountryClassVulgarian says:

    Treepers!! Last week I posted a statement by Grace Community Church is Pasadena. LA has sent a letter to Pastor MacArthur and the church that they will be fined $1,000/day if they insist on remaining open. The church has legal council and all that but this is a reminder than that satan and his minions are in an all out war.
    I have no doubt that Grace is not going to bow. “Johnny Mac” has said as much. We need to pray that more churches will follow.

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  40. son of mainecoonman says:

    Good Morning Treepers from the formerly Great Britain.

    I see that twitter temporarily banned President Trumps campaign account for him saying that children were virtually immune from Covid.

    Over here we have the figures. Our Office for National Statistics posts detailed reports online. In March and April, at the height of the pandemic, there were around 43,000 “Covid involved” deaths in England and Wales. That figure included precisely 2 deaths in the age group 14 and under.

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    • Mikgen says:

      And here is a tweet from Professor Didier Rauolt which may explain why children and youngsters are less susceptible to COVID-19:

      Un article publié dans Science confirme notre hypothèse : les quatre coronavirus endémiques semblent avoir une immunité croisée avec le COVID-19, expliquant la protection de certains sujets, en particulier les enfants, et une variabilité dans la gravité.https://t.co/miPDnWjya5— Didier Raoult (@raoult_didier) August 5, 2020

      https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js

      My translation: “An article published in Science confirms our hypothesis: the four endemic Corona viruses [common cold viruses] appears to have a cross immunity with COVID-19, which explains why certain subjects are protected, especially children, and the variability of the seriousness of the disease.”

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      • KBR says:

        And THAT right there ^

        the four endemic Corona viruses [common cold viruses] appears to have a cross immunity with COVID-19”

        just might explain MILLIONS of positive COVID-19 results in adults Showing few or no symptoms also.

        A cross-immunity would likely also result In very similar if not some identical ANTIBODIES… you know those things that TESTING looks for…

        Not to mention similar to identical RNA protein bits that the other so-called “more accurate” test is said to find.
        ***
        President Trump and covid:

        However if you put the words “caravan” and “illegal aliens” and “border” in the CTH search engine,

        Be sure to look at titles and first few lines, go back to the midterm elections 2018 timeframe, too:

        then maybe the President going along with birx for now might make a bit more sense.

        And follow up with these articles, ALL covid related:

        https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2020/03/20/mutual-agreement-u-s-closes-mexico-and-canada-border-blocking-non-essential-travel/

        https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2020/04/20/president-trump-announces-executive-order-suspending-all-immigration/

        https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/11/05/alarming-video-from-mexico-gives-scale-for-third-wave-of-central-american-migrants/

        What, have people at CTH decided that “old news” needs a “MOVE ON” attitude? Just like dems? How old is border news? Older than 2016, 2017…which is the very timeframe of the info SD is working hard to get out? NOPE. How quickly we forget.

        How many invaders (that vote) that could be added to lawless rioting and attacks on you and your family, have been kept OUTTA here?

        Globalist plan is to invade with illegals divide US into small parts and take over, ending our sovereignty altogether. What do you think THAT would be like? How many (of us) deaths? How many boxcars?

        Compare to the masks etc.

        Sometimes a magnificent leader must choose a lesser of evils. Masks will go away, and USA will recover, with our leader. Invasion would NOT go away, USA would not recover.

        Dems/UNI are backed into their own covid corner: they cannot open borders to let in their
        Destruction troops. So they take it out on us, but with masks and foolishness, lies and fake statistics, and much much smaller numbers of “rioters” (and voters) than w open borders.

        GET A GRIP. Think.

        Push back against the masks, use it to vote out Dem govs.

        But don’t use it to criticize or doubt the president.

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    • CountryDoc says:

      Need to appeal, or move to the other account. Parler (But it doesn’t appear that one is being used much, unless I am not using it correctly

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  41. California Joe says:

    Now, with the leak of the police body-camera footage of the arrest of George Floyd, we have confirmation of what sensible people suspected all along: George Floyd was not a victim of police brutality or injustice.

    The story we had been sold was that, for no good reason, Floyd was thrown to the ground by a brutal cop, Derek Chauvin, who then put his knee on Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes while Floyd pled that he could not breathe, choking him to death.

    Based on this story, Derek Chauvin was fired and indicted for murder, and the three other cops who assisted him were fired and indicted for aiding and abetting murder.

    Also based on this story, America has been convulsed by more than two months of race riots, which have killed dozens, injured countless others, and destroyed billions of dollars in property and countless livelihoods.

    There were many facts that did not fit this story, however.

    George Floyd’s autopsy revealed that he wasn’t suffocated. Instead, he died of heart failure. He was suffering from heart disease and COVD-19. He also had the opioid fentanyl in his system as well as methamphetamine. The medical examiner said these drugs contributed to this death. (He also had traces of cannabis.)

    Beyond that, Floyd was apprehended before he could drive off, clearly intoxicated, after trying to pass a counterfeit bill. Should the police have allowed him to just drive away? Obviously not. They had to do something to get Floyd out of his car and away from the public so he could not endanger himself or others.

    The person who called the police reported that Floyd was acting strangely, which in all likelihood meant that he was intoxicated or mentally ill, thus not to be trifled with. Moreover, putting a knee on an uncooperative suspect’s neck is an approved police control technique, so how could Chauvin be indicted for murder?It turns out that Floyd had a long criminal record, including an armed robbery in which held a gun to the stomach of a pregnant woman. In short, George Floyd was a real piece of garbage.

    Finally, there was never any evidence that race played any role in Floyd’s death. He was not arrested because he was black, but because he committed a crime. He was not forcibly restrained because he was black, but because he was uncooperative. Two of the four officers were non-white. The claim that race had anything to do with Floyd’s death at all was simply a baseless assertion amplified and endlessly repeated by the media and BLM agitators.

    But now we know that it was all a fraud. What does the police body camera footage reveal? First of all, it reveals that George Floyd was dishonest, uncooperative, and acted deranged and scary.

    Floyd claimed that he had just lost his mother (he hadn’t). He claimed to be too claustrophobic to get in the police car, which was a lie because he was not too claustrophobic to sit in his own car.He claimed twice that he was not on drugs, falsely. He refused repeatedly to allow the police to cuff him.He refused repeatedly to get in the police car.He claimed multiple times that he could not breathe before he ended up on the ground with Chauvin’s knee on his neck. 

     

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  42. ohnoyoudonot says:

    PUZZLE:
    A patient came in with urinary frequency & urgency.
    Here is the urinalysis.

    What do you suspect as the underlying cause?

    (I will show the answer after a dozen or so replies.)

    ANSWER:

    Thanks so much for very smart answers, everybody, quickly passing one dozen.

    This patient wears a mask many hours per day. Here’s what happened to the urine.

    Obstructed air flow keeps more carbon dioxide for extended time in masked airspace –> more carbon dioxide in lungs –>

    More carbon dioxide in lungs (hypercapnia) –> lowers pH –>
    increasing acid condition (respiratory acidosis) overwhelms compensatory mechanisms of the body.

    The kidneys now have the hard job of dumping acid. How do the kidneys get rid of bad stuff? Excrete that acid in the urine. –> Urinalysis shows very low pH, bottom of the chart: pH = 5.0. That’s about as acid as coffee. Which is fine for coffee, but not so great for urine, which reflects what got taken from blood (remembering that kidneys’ main job is to clean the blood, by excreting less than ideal substances into urine for disposal).

    So the moral of that story is that #masks, by way of the lungs, not only harm the brain (hypoxia), and the heart (tachycardia) and the immune system (acid favors viral replication), but also the kidneys.

    I am concerned that the hematuria and proteinuria may also result from this strain on the kidneys.

    As nephrologist Dr. Humphries
    @DrsuzanneH
    says, “If you wear a mask, I hope you have strong kidneys.”

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    • Magabear says:

      But state dictators are all about science. And “science” tells us to muzzle up and shut up. Why, your local office of covid compliance will tell you so. And remember, they’re all about “science”. 😒🙄

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      • nimrodman says:

        When they hammer you with this “science” screed, ask:

        “Which science? The science when Fauci told us all to wear masks or the science when Fauci told us all NOT to wear masks?”

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    • Oh, come on. Trace blood and protein, and all else normal? This patient isn’t even sick! The NORMAL RANGE for PH is 4.6-8.0, so they do NOT have “low PH”, and 30 protein is at the top of normal as well. We don’t know their age or gender (always necessary to know), only that they feel the need to pee often. They could have BPH or other age-related urinary incontinence. They could be dehydrated, avoiding fluids because they want to avoid the urge to go (ups protein in urine). It could be the after-effect of strenuous exercise, or an early pee In the day (which often will show trace blood and protein). If it’s age-related, there are drugs to counteract and manage it.

      Ah, but then look who’s asking the question, NOT a doctor, a NATUROPATH (NMD) who CAN’T prescribe any necessary drug or order imaging (in case of structural anomalies, stones, enlarged prostate etc.) The mask theory causing kidney strain is patently ridiculous, just some pretzel logic to try and suggest masks are dangerous AGAINST the direct evidence of the UA. (Kidney strain or infection produces higher abnormals.)

      If you want to play “woo-woo medicine”, you’ll have to try a bit harder.

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      • John says:

        Sorry Invisible, you do error.
        All “patients,” are “sick.” Even if their symptoms are psychological. Miriam Webster: sick – affected with disease or ill health : ailing.
        This patient has : “urinary frequency and urgency.” (Dysuria).
        It’s a new symptom and significant enough to seek medical evaluation and possible treatment. It’s rather arrogant to demand that they use the medical modality of “your choice.” (And I practiced allopathic medicine for 33 years. All healing practices have their successes and failures.).

        This is not dehydration as you suppose, with a specific gravity of 1.015.

        Purely presumption of BPH. This might be a menstruating female. LOL!

        There is no medical doubt, that wearing a mask will result in hypercapnia (increase in blood CO2), and hypoxia (decrease in blood oxygenation). This results in respiratory acidosis which increases stress on the kidneys (attempting to compensate metabolically for the acidosis). It also stresses the cardiovascular system with its increase of catecholamines and sympathetic activity. These mask also cause multiple other problems.

        Let none of us be ignorant. There is a purpose for unobstructed inhalation and exhalation. We need to inhale for life giving oxygen, and also for exposure to multiple “unknown elements,” to fortify our natural immune system. And we need to fully exhale to remove from our body the waste products (crap) from our metabolism.

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        • I said there was no gender info, and that it would be necessary. You must have missed that. Imaging could confirm BPH, but a Naturopath could not order any to be done. Anyway, it’s clearly an edited example for propaganda purposes, not even a full UA. It doesn’t have the right number ranges, no BUN/creatinine levels etc.

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          • John says:

            LOL!
            Back to basics.
            The study that is presented is a simple, basic urinalysis.
            It can be performed by almost anyone, but usually in a primary care clinic, it is performed by a medical assistant, or some level of the nursing staff. The physician might perform it themselves. All you need is a clean catch, midstream urine sample in a cup; a urine reagent strip; a watch/clock/timer, and preferably some rubber gloves. You submerge the reagent strip, in the urine so that all the reagent squares have been covered.. You then take it out, and compare the colors in sequence on the strip, to a color chart on the test strip bottle, and record the results according to the appropriate timing on the chart. Most strips used in clinics today, will give you the results similar to what was presented here. Every lab, or test strip company may have their own opinion of what is a “normal range..”
            This is true with all labs,, but they are usually “in the same ballpark.” The final report is according to the specific system you’re using at the time.

            You can order in an outside lab, and less frequent today you might have the equipment in-house, to perform a “microscopic urinalysis.” You need a centrifuge to “spin down” the urine, and a microscope/slide to evaluate the residue. This may show bacteria, red or white blood cells, casts, sperm and other “dregs.”

            The BUN and creatinine are important common studies with regards to renal function.. But, those studies are performed from blood serum, and almost always done at an outside lab. The patient’s complaints do not warrant these tests, at this time. (An insurance company probably would not pay for them, for a diagnosis of dysuria.). This might be considered if the patient’s symptoms do not improve, or if you are considering referral to specialists,, or admitting into the hospital.

            There is no “propaganda,” with what was presented. It is the typical, exact test that most MDs,, PAs, and nurse practitioners (all allopathic or osteopathic) would perform. Depending on the history and evaluation of my patient, and the “typical” clientele of the clinic, I might consider testing for chlamydia or gonorrhea.

            If “a well-trained medical provider,” was considering BPH (only in those who are in reality, a male), they would first elicit the answer to other questions, and utilize a well lubricated, rubber gloved index finger, up the rectum and palpate as much of the prostate as possible. (Possible prostatitis.). They might order a PSA (blood test). Most primary care providers, including internal medicine,, would refer the patient to a urologist for further evaluation and consideration for imaging and possible biopsy.. (Again, no different than the Naturalpath.).

            You are beating a dead horse, based upon your lack of knowledge.

            The original post is appropriate for consideration for all those concerned about their renal function, and the unconstitutional demand by our governments theft of our human rights.

            (Note: I do have my biases. In 2011 I diagnosed my own left renal carcinoma. I referred myself to an excellent urologist, who cut it out. I live in the People’s Socialist Republic of California and have yet to wear one of Newsom’s masks. I have only had one inquiry about not wearing the mask when entering a restaurant. “I’m exempt!” Their response. “Have a seat in an open both of your choice.”)

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    • CountryDoc says:

      I’m skeptical of the all the answers, for and against medical consequences of masks. So much depends on the degree of airflow in the mask. There is no significant reservoir to make an appreciable increase in the amount of CO2. There is more variability in people’s natural and diseased state to affect gas content. Germs may play a factor in risks.

      Overall, most docs agree the medical risks of masks are minimal.

      In general, wearing masks is not a hill to die on, and not wearing masks is not a hill to die on, and the baseline data is too screwed up and variable to argue over. The bottom line is masks help, and if they contribute to keeping economy and social networks open, it is a small price to pay

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      • John says:

        Tell me Country Doc: Do your masked patients change their gloves after each time they touch their masks?
        Do they change their masks with each new human encounter?
        Are they living their life in a significantly “clean environment,” with specialized ventilation, HEPA filters and air treatment with UV lights, and possibly 02 enhanced?
        Do your patients deserve to know the truth? Or are you there “daddy”? (“.. Most docs agree”).. Or even worse, maybe the politicians are our “daddy.”

        Nonpharmacological Measures for Pandemic Influenza In Non-Healthcare Settings – Personal Protective Environmental Measures
        CDC: volume 26, number five – May 2020

        Excerpt:
        “In our systematic review, we identified 10 RCTs that reported estimates of the effectiveness of face masks in reducing laboratory – confirmed influenza virus infections in the community from literature published during 1946 – July 27, 2018. In pooled analysis, we found no significant reduction in influenza transmission with the use of face masks.”

        “Disposable medical masks (also known as surgical masks) are loose–fitting devices that were designed to be worn by medical personnel to protect accidental contamination of patient wounds, and to protect the wearer against splashes or sprays of body fluids. There is limited evidence of their effectiveness in preventing influenza virus transmission either when worn by the infected person for source control or when worn by uninfected persons to reduce exposure. Our systematic review found no significant effect of face masks on transmission of laboratory – confirmed influenza.”

        “Proper use of facemasks is essential because improper use might increase the risk of transmission.”
        (I think “most doctors would agree.” CDC said it, that means it’s true.).

        Zebra:
        A woman I see occasionally manning the cash register at the local gas station/minimart, told me on Tuesday that she had severe bilateral middle ear infections with significantly ruptured TMs. She is on antibiotics and states that they may have to do surgery on her left. From her hand gestures, it appears that they might be considering a mastoidectomy. (somewhat rare these days.) She “knows” it’s from her mask and her history of having problems with her eustachian tubes. (I learned back in the 1980s, never discount the patient’s opinion.).

        True! Every individual is unique and responds differently to various stressors. But only a fool would claim that any mouth covering doesn’t obstruct the airway to some degree. What would be your first duty, if you’re patient needed CPR? (hint: ABC) It is actually criminal how modern day “Western medicine,” has abandoned the medical art, and replaced it with statistics. It’s a matter of having enough “clicks.” And of course, we must protect our colleagues at all costs.

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        • CountryDoc says:

          John. I’m aware of all that and many more studies. Maybe an attitude came accoss in my post that I did not mean. By “answers” I should have said “positions”. But I certainly don’t feel the spirit of learning in your post, but rather condescension, so I will only reply to you once more.

          In March 25 pts and 15 employees of a local nursing home tested postive. Minor illnesses or asymptomatic for most. 3 deaths, but the deaths were as expected from other illness, and 2 additional deaths in Covid + pts who were transferred to us. We maximized televisits, phone calls, stayed on top of our patients. Many of our elderly couln’d navigate televistis so we just called them. Many were afraid to go to the ER, see a cardiologist, many procedures they needed were deemed elective. I had 5 preventable deaths and > 15. permanent injuries from preventable heart attacks, strokes, ruptured appendix, etc.

          Recently in the last 2 wks: 5 employees sick, one hospitalized 1 wk, one out for a week very sick — despite these measures. One patient death that I am sure is from COVID (with comorbids, but would not likely have died from flu).

          Wearing masks , washing hands, distance, disinfectant, and many other precautions all help to some, albeit debatable degree. Nobody does them perfectly.

          Do you text and drive? Do you drive distracted in any way? eat in the car, fiddle with the radio, have conversation with a passenger?

          My point is no one follows all measures perfectly, but if we believe they make a difference (and there is evidence in RCT at other levels that they do) we balance that with other areas.

          I mask my staff and my patients in the office. I encourage, espcially my vulnerable patients to mask in public, keep distance, and minimize exposure, just as we do for chemotherapy patients and immunocompromised patients.

          I also mask in the office and when I’m encouraging patients to get needed medical care elsewhere, because it reduces fear, and keeps them from dying of others diseases that are preventable

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          • John says:

            Blessings CountryDoc.
            As I stated: “Every individual is unique and responds differently…”
            “Nursing Home Residents,” and “staff members,” (along with each of their contacts) are each a totally different situation than giving medical advice to the general population,, as a whole. And I am all for individuals like yourself, weighing the pros and cons as to whether or not you should use a mask (medical appliance). It would be considered medical malpractice for you to prescribe any type of medical treatment for me, without first completing and recording a thorough medical history and performing and documenting an appropriate physical exam. At a minimum,, these tyrants need to include in their statements, “Results may vary between individuals. It is recommended that you first consult with your own physician.”

            Why has the medical community become complacent about quarantining the entire population, instead of simply isolating the ill? Are we now practicing veterinarian medicine? This same foolishness, but in reverse, occurred during the so-called AIDS epidemic (HTLV-3). And yes, Herr Fauci participated in that fiasco too. (Note: after spending trillions of dollars and 35 – 40 years,, he still hasn’t come up with a vaccine. But he does control its patent.). They refused to quarantine patient #1, or even to close the sexually perverted bathhouses in San Francisco.Their chosen PPE back then was the condom, which barely protected from pregnancy, and resulted in a significant shortage of medical gloves for close to a year. They also recommended that we tell our patients to donate blood, so that they could be screened for free (per the San Diego County medical health director – 1985). Dr. Lorraine Day was the head of trauma surgery in San Francisco at that time,, and with great difficulty she attempted to protect her residents and herself. To their dismay, with triple gloving, special surgical gowns, hooded and a self-contained breathing supply, the virus still invaded their respiratory set up. But they were able to reduce the risk to 1/200. It’s no wonder that Dr. Day almost died from breast cancer, a few years later.

            The spirit of experience has a tendency to edit any “spirit of learning.” Virtue signaling doesn’t cut it in reality. I will never knowingly perpetrate a fraud like this. I have always told my patients the truth, with as much compassion and honest education. The individuals who are managing and prolonging this fraud, need to be marched through a level IV BioLab protected by the same PPE that they have recommended for the populace. Justice!

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  43. Magabear says:

    Can someone from Georgia help me out here. I’m confused about the Collins/Loeffler runoff. Is this a GOP primary runoff or a jungle primary as they call it where everyone from both parties runs and if no one gets over 50%, then the top two finishers run against each other at a later date?

    Most of the info I’ve seen online seems very unclear.

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    • Uncle Bud says:

      Best I can tell it’s the jungle thing. There’s 21 qualified from both parties, if no one gets 50 percent on Nov 3 then the top two runoff on Jan 5.

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    • Principled says:

      Jungle. The governor appointed Loeffler for some unknown reason. Speculation is that she gave millions to his campaign. Now it’s set up to lose the seat to a dem… if the dem gets 50% on Nov 3 it’s over. Repub’s vote (Trump’s pick Collins vs Loeffler) will split and it’s very possible the dem wins it straight away on Nov 3.

      Stupid Governor Kemp will not win his primary next time.

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      • Magabear says:

        The combined vote for Collins and Loeffler should well exceed 50%. If not, you weren’t likely to win the race anyway.

        But cheer up, it’s a very winnable race. 🙂

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  44. Retired IG says:

    Alas, no BREAKING NEWS that President Trump and like minded indivudals, just passed a bill to sent millions if NOT more to the restoration of our NATIONAL PARKS. My source is a paper copy of the Wall Street Journal, therefore no links available.
    This quote from President Trump is precious- “the( National Parks) are God’s creation” Let’s see how long it takes for all of the Anti-everything Trump environmental groups to spin, or EVEN ACKNOWLEDGE the passage of this Legislation.
    Don’t hold your breath.

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  45. citizen817 says:

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    • dallasdan says:

      Throughout this case, justice has been a bystander and politics has dictated the proceedings. Expect nothing and be happily surprised by a positive outcome.

      Liked by 1 person

    • nimrodman says:

      Whether Judge Sullivan should disqualify himself for perceived impartiality;

      Believe that should read “for ALLEGED impartiality”

      Or “perceived NON-impartiality”

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  46. gda53 says:

    Durham must be VERY close.

    It’s not just left-leaning sources. Adam Housley is reporting a big announcement from NY DA tomorrow.

    Possibly NRA? PT/Deutsche Bank?

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  47. burginthorn says:

    Hey guys, a little update from Melbourne, Australia. My brother text messaged me last night with a picture of a document. When I asked what it was he said “Its my work permit”
    I don’t watch TV, so I had no idea what he was talking about, so I simply said ‘work permit?’ in my reply. He replied back that you now need a work permit to be able to go to work. So I looked it up …

    “Melbourne Covid work permit form: who is eligible and how do I apply?
    Anyone required to leave home for work must carry the new Victoria DHHS document or risk a heavy fines.
    From 11.59pm Wednesday 5 August all Melburnians who are still required to leave home for work must carry a work permit, which must be presented to law enforcement on demand.”

    “What are the penalties?
    According to the Department of Justice and Community Safety website, penalties of up to $19,826 for individuals and $99,132 for businesses can be imposed on employers who issue worker permits to employees who do not meet the scheme’s requirements or breach the stage-four lockdown rules in other ways. There are also on-the-spot fines of $1,652 for individuals and up to $9,913 for businesses. These can be issued to those who do not carry their permits when travelling to and from work.”
    https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/aug/05/melbourne-covid-work-permit-form-who-is-eligible-and-how-do-i-apply

    ‘Show me your papers’ has now become a reality. The Prime Minister today announced a few million dollars towards ‘Mental Health Services’ to combat the rise in suicides.

    Sorry for the downer, but you guys should see the reality of whats going on down here. This is all for 170 deaths in my state and 255 across the nation. 255 deaths in a nation of 25+ million people.
    In a time of massive unemployment and job losses, fines are a real weapon, and a police force all too eager to comply, with road block check points and random intercepts.

    Lastly here’s the Premier explaining: “We have no choice but to reduce movement, reduce case numbers, otherwise this won’t be 6 weeks, it’ll be 6 months or longer”

    Just what people need to hear on the edge of the abyss …

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    • John says:

      Hi Burginthorn,
      This is pretty much my first post here (been lurking for ever).
      Anyway, I live in the Melbourne lock down area and there’s even more to this. We are only “allowed” to leave our house for a few reasons one being a maximum of 1 hour of exercise! or a single trip (per household) to the shops for essentials. All schools are closed, kids “remote learning” which is completely useless of course. They have even shut down parts of the construction industry.
      Everyone seems to be going slightly crazy and the worst part is it feels like the majority are supporting the lock-downs!
      I’m lucky I can work from home but I know so many people who have lost jobs and now relying on government handouts through no fault of their own.
      Our state premier (governor) has a very close relationship with China of course and is trying to sign us up to the Belt and Road…our federal government whilst theoretically conservative are almost as bad.
      The situation here is grim…

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    • johnal says:

      Hi Burginthorn,
      This is pretty much my first post here (been lurking for ever).
      Anyway, I live in the Melbourne lock down area and there’s even more to this. We are only “allowed” to leave our house for a few reasons one being a maximum of 1 hour of exercise! or a single trip (per household) to the shops for essentials. All schools are closed, kids “remote learning” which is completely useless of course. They have even shut down parts of the construction industry.
      Everyone seems to be going slightly crazy and the worst part is it feels like the majority are supporting the lock-downs!
      I’m lucky I can work from home but I know so many people who have lost jobs and now relying on government handouts through no fault of their own.
      Our state premier (governor) has a very close relationship with China of course and is trying to sign us up to the Belt and Road…our federal government whilst theoretically conservative are almost as bad.
      Situation here is grim…

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    • johnal says:

      Hi Burginthorn,
      This is pretty much my first post here (been lurking for ever).
      Anyway, I live in the Melbourne lock down area and there’s even more to this. We are only “allowed” to leave our house for a few reasons one being a maximum of 1 hour of exercise! or a single trip (per household) to the shops for essentials. All schools are closed, kids “remote learning” which is completely useless of course. They have even shut down parts of the construction industry.
      Everyone seems to be going slightly crazy and the worst part is it feels like the majority are supporting the lock-downs!
      I’m lucky I can work from home but I know so many people who have lost jobs and now relying on government handouts through no fault of their own.
      Our state premier (governor) has a very close relationship with China of course and is trying to sign us up to the Belt and Road…our federal government whilst theoretically conservative are almost as bad.
      Situation here is grim…

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  48. Troublemaker10 says:

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