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Mich. Gov Gretchen Whitmer Loses Again to 77-Year-Old Barber: Judge Rules Shop Can Remain Open

Tue, 05/26/2020 - 23:00

This is so delicious.

Photo: Karl Manke, a 77-year-old barber in Owosso, Michigan, has defeated Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Attorney General Dana Nessel in court for the second time in about a week.

Gretchen Whitmer Loses Again to 77-Year-Old Barber: Judge Rules Shop Can Remain Open

By: Kyle Olson,Breitbart, May 26, 2020:

The Argus-Press reported:

Judge Matthew Stewart ruled that Karl Manke will not have to close his shop after the state again failed to prove he was an imminent danger to public health.

Stewart said the state did not arrest Manke when he was cited, so he didn’t represent “an imminent health danger.”

“(The attorney general) has not presented any studies underlying the doctor’s conclusion. (The attorney general) has not shown any nexus between the cutting of hair and an increased risk of transmission,” Stewart wrote, the Detroit Free Press reported.

“(The attorney general’s) filings rest more on general facts about COVID-19 than specific practices or conditions at (Manke’s) business.”

Nessel’s office said she would appeal the ruling.

The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs suspended Manke’s license without a hearing.

“It’s an unbelievable abuse of power,” attorney David Kallman told radio host Steve Gruber, stating there is no legal basis for the action.

“This is pure retribution by the governor’s office and by the AG. This is so petty and vindictive, it’s beyond the pale,” Kallman said.

After her defeat, Nessel attacked Manke publicly.

We want him to discontinue his conduct, which we think is aiding and abetting the spread of the virus,” Nessel claimed.

“Mr. Manke,” she sighed, “He’s not a hero, he’s not a patriot. A patriot is a person that fights all enemies, foreign and domestic, and does everything possible to protect his fellow countrymen and countrywomen.”

“To me, Mr. Manke is doing just the opposite of that and he’s being selfish in his behavior,” the attorney general declared.

Governor Ron Desantis Supports Republican Convention Move To Florida

Tue, 05/26/2020 - 22:18

Love this. North Carolin will think twice before they’ll put a Democrat in the governor’s mansion again.

Do it! President Trump must not place any trust in North Carolina’s Democrat Governor Roy Cooper. What if Cooper were to shut down the arena before the convention is scheduled to begin? The dirty Democrats want to steal this event from the POTUS and the Republicans, because they know their convention will lack any energy. This must not be allowed.

…full attendance in the Arena. In other words, we would be spending millions of dollars building the Arena to a very high standard without even knowing if the Democrat Governor would allow the Republican Party to fully occupy the space. Plans are being….

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 25, 2020

…made by many thousands of enthusiastic Republicans, and others, to head to beautiful North Carolina in August. They must be immediately given an answer by the Governor as to whether or not the space will be allowed to be fully occupied. If not, we will be reluctantly forced…

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 25, 2020

Governor Ron Desantis Supports Republican Convention Move To Florida

By MiamiCBS, May 26, 2020

Gov. Ron DeSantis said Tuesday the political conventions for both major parties would be great for Florida’s coronavirus-damaged economy as President Donald Trump has suggested moving the planned Republican convention out of North Carolina.

“Heck, I’m a Republican, it’d be good for us to have the DNC (Democratic National Convention) in terms of the economic impact when you talk about major events like that,” DeSantis said while in Miami to announce two appointments to the Florida Supreme Court.

DeSantis was asked about Trump tweeting Monday about possibly moving the Republican convention from the Spectrum Center in Charlotte because North Carolina wasn’t reopening fast enough amid the virus.

“My posture on all this is we should try to get it done as best we can and in accordance with whatever safety requirements,” DeSantis said.

Republican Party of Florida Chairman Joe Gruters, a state senator from Sarasota, tweeted Monday in support of Florida becoming the landing spot for the late August convention.

“Florida is committed to ensuring a safe, secure and successful event for President @realDonaldTrump and all attendees,” Gruters tweeted.

Competing for Trump’s attention, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp on Tuesday sent out his own pitch for the event.

“With world-class facilities, restaurants, hotels, and workforce, Georgia would be honored to safely host the Republican National Convention,” Kemp tweeted. “We hope you will consider the Peach State, @realdonaldtrump!”

The Democratic National Convention remains scheduled for the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisc., a state that Trump narrowly won in 2016. The Florida Democratic Party declined to comment about DeSantis’ statement about welcoming the conventions.

Florida Governor Offers To Host GOP Convention As North Carolina Remains Closed

In the wake of President Trump threatening to move the economy-boosting GOP convention from the state of North Carolina if the governor cannot guarantee all invitees will be allowed to attend the event, Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida has expressed interest in hosting the convention in his state.

Posted by Ben Shapiro on Tuesday, May 26, 2020

 

Republicans sue California Governor Gavin Newsom, his vote-by-mail order is “illegal power grab”

Tue, 05/26/2020 - 19:00

The Democrats know that they can’t win a fair fight in the upcoming elections. So they are guaranteed to cheat. The Democrat Party’s vote-by-mail scheme must not be allowed under any circumstances!

Democrats’ radical election power grab has nothing to do with people's safety.

By getting rid of signature verification, sending ballots to inactive voters, legalizing ballot harvesting, they are injecting chaos into our elections.

Help us fight back at https://t.co/ImFKSGulau! pic.twitter.com/GJNN3i0FWv

— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) May 26, 2020

….living in the state, no matter who they are or how they got there, will get one. That will be followed up with professionals telling all of these people, many of whom have never even thought of voting before, how, and for whom, to vote. This will be a Rigged Election. No way!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 26, 2020

Republicans sue California Governor Gavin Newsom, claim his vote-by-mail order is “illegal power grab”

By CBS.com, May 26, 2020

Republican groups are suing California Governor Gavin Newsom, claiming his recent executive order to mail every registered voter in the state a ballot ahead of the November election is an “illegal power grab” that redesigns the election system.

The lawsuit alleges Newsom’s order is “less about protecting the health of Californians and more about protecting the electoral prospects of the Governor’s political party.”

The Republican National Party, the National Republican Congressional Committee and the California Republican Party are listed as plaintiffs in the lawsuit, which was filed Sunday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California.

“In a direct usurpation of the legislature’s authority, Governor Newsom issued an executive order purporting to rewrite the entire election code for the November 2020 election cycle,” read the complaint. “This brazen power grab was not authorized by state law and violates both the Elections Clause and Electors Clause of the U.S. Constitution.”

The lawsuit contends that the U.S. Constitution reserves for “state legislatures the power to set the time, place and manner of holding elections for Congress and the President.” It further argues that state executive officers like Newsom “have no authority to unilaterally exercise that power.”

RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said Democrats are using “this pandemic as a ploy to implement their partisan election agenda, and Governor Gavin Newsom’s executive order is the latest direct assault on the integrity of our elections.”

Republicans also pointed out that California has moved into Phase 2 of its reopening plan and Newsom himself said recently that Phase 3, which would allow hair salons, churches and professional sports to reopen, could happen as early as June. The GOP says Newsom did not clarify how his executive order will be “justified in light of such progress” in California.

Italy Says 96% of Virus Fatalities Suffered From Other Illnesses

Tue, 05/26/2020 - 18:30

Here again facts are perceived as hostile to a left who means to maintain dictatorial control over our lives.

Italy Says 96% of Virus Fatalities Suffered From Other Illnesses

By: Tommaso Ebhardt and Marco Bertacche, MSN, May 26, 2020:

(Bloomberg) — The coronavirus outbreak in Italy has struck overwhelmingly among the nation’s older population and those with preexisting medical conditions, according to the national health authority.

Almost 96% of the country’s virus fatalities had previous medical conditions, data from Italy’s ISS health institute show. The ISS, which publishes a range of studies on the outbreak including a detailed weekly report, confirms a trend seen since the beginning of the emergency, with the average age of Italians who’ve died from the virus at around 80.

“The latest numbers show that new cases and fatalities have a common profile: mostly elderly people with previous illnesses,” ISS chief Silvio Brusaferro said at a news conference Friday.

With over 32,000 deaths and more than 230,000 cases, Italy was the original European epicenter of the pandemic. The country began emerging from a nationwide lockdown on May 4, when about 4 million people went back to work.

Most shops, bars and restaurants were allowed to reopen two weeks later with distancing rules, and Italians are again allowed to travel freely — but only within their home regions.

The government has pledged to allow full free movement from June 3. But with some areas still seeing hundreds of new cases a day, Premier Giuseppe Conte may keep borders closed in the northern regions of Lombardy and Piedmont, newspapers including Corriere della Sera reported Tuesday.

Government officials and health experts also fear that young people may have gotten the message that they’re not at risk from the pathogen. After throngs of them gathered in squares and nightlife districts over the weekend, many not respecting rules on social distancing or use of masks, local officials have begun weighing moves to limit large groups. Milan Mayor Giuseppe Sala banned sales of takeout drinks after 7 p.m.

Although the average age of virus cases is 62 years old, about 30% of those infected are under 50. Still, fatalities point to a wider generation gap. ISS analysis shows that as of May 25 only about 1.1% of virus fatalities have been under 50 years of age and more than 57% were over 80. Nearly half of new cases in May were registered at nursing homes.
Unexplained Deaths

The most recent ISS weekly study, based on a sample of about 10% of fatalities until May 21, also showed that just 124 victims, or 4.1% of the total, had no previous pathology. Almost 60% of victims suffered from at least three prior illnesses and about a fifth had two conditions.

More than 68% had high blood pressure, about 30% had diabetes and 28% suffered from heart disease, according to the report.

Official figures may not capture the full picture: many patients that died in their homes may not have been tested. Several studies have shown a surge in fatalities in the country, especially in the north, at a rate higher than what official Covid-19 figures indicate.

Italy had 11,600 more “unexplained” deaths in the first quarter compared with previous years, none of which were registered as Covid-19 fatalities, according to a joint report by ISS and national statistics office Istat.

Italy’s INPS social security administration also estimated 18,971 “excess” deaths in March and April, coming on top of official Covid-19-linked fatalities.

Biden Carried Out A Cover-Up In Ukraine

Tue, 05/26/2020 - 18:00

Now what?

There’s No Longer Any Question: Biden Carried Out A Cover-Up In Ukraine

by Tyler Durden

Authored by Andrew Korybko via Off-Guardian.org,

Trump stands vindicated for accusing Biden of trying to cover up his son’s corruption in Ukraine after one of that country’s lawmakers released audio recordings of the former Vice President’s numerous conversations with former President Poroshenko to that effect, proving that the real Ukrainegate scandal has been about the Democrat front-runner all along.

CAUGHT RED-HANDED

Ukrainian lawmaker Andrei Derkach released audio recordings that he claims to have received from journalists which convincingly sound as though they’re truly of former President Poroshenko’s numerous conversations with former Vice President and current Democrat front-runner Biden.

The content of their chats concerns the latter’s efforts to pressure the then-Ukrainian leader to remove General Prosecutor Shokin, which Trump and many of his surrogates have claimed was undertaken in an attempt to cover up his son Hunter’s corruption at the Burisma gas company where he was employed and which was the subject of an investigation by Shokin.

The recordings are remarkably frank, with Poroshenko proudly pledging fealty to Biden and regularly updating him on the progress that he’s made in keeping what he refers to as his “promises” to the former Vice President.

THE REAL UKRAINEGATE & RUSSIAGATE SCANDALS

The Daily Beast reported that suspicions are swirling over whether the leak was an inside job in Ukraine or the result of so-called “Russian hacking”, but that’s just an attempt to distract from the calls, just like the unproven claims that Russia was responsible for hacking the DNC’s emails four years ago.

The real Ukrainegate scandal therefore wasn’t over the now-debunked allegations that Trump engaged in a quid pro quo with current Ukrainian President Zelensky in an attempt to reopen this investigation for supposedly political reasons, but over Biden’s attempts to cover up his son’s corruption in Ukraine in order to not hurt the Vice President’s future campaign prospects.

his is similar in essence to how the real Russiagate scandal wasn’t about Russia allegedly helping Trump, but about Hillary trading the US’ strategic uranium deposits for Clinton Foundation kickbacks.

PATTERN OF HYPOCRISY

The pattern at play is unmistakable, and it’s that the Democrats have recently taken to accusing Trump of the same spirit of what they themselves are really guilty of. Be it in carrying out shady deals with Russia, Ukraine, or whichever other country’s dirty laundry has yet to reach the light of day, the Democrats have a track record of international corruption unlike Trump, who comes off as squeaky clean in comparison.

That’s not to absolve the sitting American President of whatever his administration might secretly be doing abroad, but just to point out that the two highest-profile accusations of corruption against him have been proven to be false and much more applicable to the same party that publicly made them in the first place.

INTRIGUING TIMING

The timing of the Biden-Poroshenko leaks is intriguing and deserves some further analysis. It’s unclear why they weren’t released any earlier considering that the fake Ukrainegate impeachment conspiracy against Trump began last summer, which suggests that they might have either only been recently obtained or strategically kept in reserve to unveil at an opportune moment during the 2020 campaign.

If the latter, then the current timing might be connected to the Democrats’ desperate attempts to pin the blame for the US’ controversial handling of World War C on Trump personally in yet another effort to impeach him or at the very list tilt the upcoming vote to his opponent’s favor.

Regarding that selfsame opponent, Biden seems to be afflicted with dementia and is widely considered to simply be a stand-in functioning as a puppet of more shadowy party interests.

A “DARK HORSE” FOR THE DEMOCRATS?

There’s been some debate in Democrat circles about the wisdom of promoting him as their candidate of choice, but they probably didn’t have any more viable option since the other politicians in the primary either didn’t manage to generate any genuine grassroots support from their party’s base or were considered too radical and therefore unable to appeal to the on-the-fence voters in “Main Street” America who’ll likely decide this election like usual.

With that in mind, these criminally incriminating leaks could either throw the party further into disarray or present an opportunity for a so-called “dark horse” replacement to be put forth by the party during its summer convention, meaning that they might have been an inside job by disgruntled Democrat “deep state” operatives who don’t believe in Biden’s ability to beat Trump and want to force the party to replace him.

DEMOCRATS = CORRUPTION

It can only be speculated who’s really behind the leaks and why, but they’ll likely end up being extremely damaging to Biden’s campaign. He’s now been caught red-handed doing exactly what his party wrongly accused Trump of last summer, and the average American – while generally susceptible to partisan propaganda from both sides of the aisle – isn’t so stupid as to not realize that.

At the very least, these leaks confirm that the Democrats are indeed the party of corruption seeing as how they denied Trump’s original accusations against Biden but then subsequently concocted a literal conspiracy to try to impeach him once it was proven that he took tangible action to revive the investigation into Hunter’s corruption.

They wouldn’t have done something so dramatic if there wasn’t any corruption there to begin with, which makes them look even guiltier in hindsight.

CONCLUDING THOUGHTS

There’s no longer any question that Biden carried out a cover-up in Ukraine, with it now remaining to be seen how this will impact his campaign and the Democrats more broadly.

In all likelihood, the party will be unable to recover from this enormous blow to its reputation, though there’s still a faint chance that they might seek to reinvigorate their electoral prospects by replacing Biden with a “dark horse” candidate during this summer’s convention.

Should that transpire, then that individual would probably be distanced from the Obama Administration since it’s now forever tainted with corruption after the second most powerful man in the country at that time has now been proven to have engaged in high-level corruption and foreign meddling.

Politically speaking, Biden is now a “dead man walking”, and it wouldn’t be surprising if the Democrats dump their puppet in favor of one who they can at least portray as being “less controversial” than Trump.

Trump Joins Brit Hume in Mocking Biden Memorial Day Mask

Tue, 05/26/2020 - 18:00

With each passing day Joe Biden becomes more of a disgrace to America! Think about what China would do to America if this blithering idiot is elected POTUS! It’s terrifying. The people in charge of Biden’s campaign should have kept him in his basement!

This might help explain why Trump doesn’t like to wear a mask in public. Biden today. pic.twitter.com/9l1gw1ljBE

— Brit Hume (@brithume) May 25, 2020

Trump Joins Brit Hume in Mocking Biden Memorial Day Mask

By Mediate, May 25, 2020

President Donald Trump on Monday joined Fox News’ Brit Hume in mocking former Vice President Joe Biden, who appeared in public for the first time in two months wearing a black face mask.

“This might help explain why Trump doesn’t like to wear a mask in public. Biden today,” Hume wrote in a message on Twitter, accompanied by a picture of Biden wearing a face mask as he laid a wreath at a Delaware veterans park on Memorial Day. Trump promptly retweeted Hume’s message.

This might help explain why Trump doesn’t like to wear a mask in public. Biden today. pic.twitter.com/9l1gw1ljBE

— Brit Hume (@brithume) May 25, 2020

It was the first time the 77-year-old Biden has left his home since self-quarantining mid-March. The former vice president has released a series of video messages since isolating in his home but has been frequently mocked for technical difficulties — including a flock of geese who honked over an address he delivered last week as a Secret Service member peered over his shoulder.

Trump has been slammed for refusing to wear a face mask in public, with the exception of an appearance at Ford Motor Company last week.

Is China interfering in the November election by financing Joe Biden?

Tue, 05/26/2020 - 17:25

Government watchdog raises questions about Chinese influence at Biden Centers.

China certainly doesn’t want a President Trump second term: it will be economically deadly. Some say they intentionally let the Communist coronavirus infect the world with the goal to weaken western countries. Intentionally or not, no one can deny it’s a total success.

When Joe Biden announced he was opening a foreign policy center at the University of Pennsylvania, nobody paid attention.

Now that we know that the Democratic Party got help from Russia and Ukraine to try to get Hillary Clinton in the Oval, spied on their opponent candidate, tried to get Trump removed from office, tried to prevent him from governing, and will do anything to get one of his own elected, it raises concerns.

  • At its founding in 2018, Biden described the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement as “a place where policymakers here and abroad will know they can be in touch with some of the best minds.”
  • Who paid for it? The Penn Biden Center has not released information on its donors, BUT foreign funding to the University of Pennsylvania has risen more than threefold, spiking to over $100 million last year from $31 million in 2016, according to Department of Education records.
  • And guess what: China has been the largest contributor during that time.
    • Between March 2017 and the end of 2019, the University of Pennsylvania received a total of $61 million in gifts and contracts from China, according to Department of Education records.
    • In the preceding four years, the university received just $19 million from China.
    • The donations included a $502,750 “monetary gift” in October 2017 from the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs, a Chinese government agency that helps administer the regime’s “Thousand Talents Plan”. Federal prosecutors claim the program is linked to Chinese espionage operations at American universities and have prosecuted academics for hiding their involvement in it.
    • Other contributors included China’s Zhejiang University, the China Merchants Bank, and the China Everbright Group, a state-owned investment group, according to federal records.
    • Many of the Chinese contributions were listed as coming from “anonymous” donors, a practice experts say is an “easy tactic” that allows the Chinese to penetrate the U.S. education system.
    • Penn received a total of 23 anonymous gifts from China between March 2017 and the end of 2019, totaling over $21 million. In the preceding four years, the university had disclosed just five anonymous donations from China, totaling less than $5 million.
  • The center is one of several organizations Biden founded since leaving the White House in 2017:
    • The domestic policy-focused Biden Institute at the University of Delaware, who declined to reveal its funders.
    • The Biden Cancer Initiative closed in 2018 because of ethical issues for a possible Biden administration. It had $2.1 million in total assets before suspending its operations, and it declined to provide a list of donors.
  • All three entities have refused to reveal the sources of their funding, that raises questions about the influence of Chinese individual or corporations on the presidential candidate.

The lack of transparency has drawn the attention of a watchdog group that is now demanding that the federal government investigate whether foreign money has flowed to the Biden Center in Philadelphia.

Why? Because many of Biden’s nonprofit entities have served as landing spots for his former—and potentially future—White House aides:

  • The Penn Biden Center, for instance, is a national security council-in-waiting for Biden, employing his top White House foreign policy advisers Colin Kahl, Michael Carpenter, and Jeffrey Prescott.

The National Legal and Policy Center, a government watchdog group, filed a complaint with the Department of Education requesting an investigation into Penn’s anonymous funding, according to a copy obtained by the Free Beacon.

“Joe Biden’s affiliation with the Penn Biden Center further raises concerns of foreign influence not unlike those raised when the Clinton Foundation received millions of dollars in donations while Hillary Clinton was running for president,” the complaint said.

The complaint also asked the Department of Education to “refer the matter to the Department of Justice for civil enforcement in federal court, and seek recoupment of all costs to the U.S. government for investigating and enforcing the reporting and disclosure laws of China monetary gifts and contracts.”

Did Biden indirectly received payments from China through Penn?

  • Penn’s investment in the Penn Biden Center has been significant: a luxe D.C. office directly across from the U.S. Capitol Building.
  • Employment for Biden’s longtime foreign policy aides.
  • Highly promoted conferences featuring Biden conversing with foreign leaders.
  • End a total of $900,000 in payments to the former vice president, according to his tax records.

The usual suspects

The Biden Center is part of the University of Pennsylvania’s “Penn Global” department, headed by Biden’s campaign health care adviser and brother of Rahm Emmanuel, Ezekiel Emanuel, which handles the university’s foreign research and outreach programs. The other brother’s company, Hollywood talent company Endeavor, is in precarious position due to US$7.2bn debts, and it would certainly welcome Biden’s help as President.

China, China and China

Let’s see what we have so far.

  1. Ezekiel Emanuel is Biden’s campaign adviser.
  2. Ezekiel Emanuel heads the University of Pennsylvania’s “Penn Global” department.
  3. Ezekiel Emanuel handles the university’s foreign research and outreach programs.

1+1 = 2, here is the result:

  • Those programs have become increasingly focused on China in recent years. According to the Penn Global website, the university has “over 20 international partnerships with Chinese institutions” and has conducted “over 350 research projects and instructional activities in China.”
  • In 2015, the university launched the China Research and Engagement Fund, a $10 million research-matching funding program.
    • The program has funded Penn medical research in China, studies to improve the country’s pork production, and engineering projects to help China reach its national aviation goals, according to its website.
  • That same year, the University of Pennsylvania opened the Penn Wharton China Center, an academic outpost to support the “growing numbers of programs and collaborations between Penn’s 12 schools and many academic, government, and business partners throughout China.”
  • The university also hosts the annual Penn China Research Symposium. This year’s event in late January featured Chinese consul general Huang Ping, who said in his speech that he had “lost count how many times I have visited UPenn, probably more than any university in New York City.”

And Huang Ping also warned the United States against distancing itself from China.

“Considering China’s advantages in cost, market and supply chain, and its growing edge in innovation, to decouple from China is to decouple from opportunities,” he said in his speech.

Now you know why Biden said:

“China is going to eat our lunch? Come on, man. I mean, you know, they’re not bad folks, folks. But guess what? They’re not competition for us,”

Source for this article: https://freebeacon.com/2020-election/watchdog-raises-questions-about-china-influence-as-penn-biden-center-wont-disclose-donors/

Doctors Push for ‘Climate Change’ to Be Recorded on Death Certificates

Tue, 05/26/2020 - 17:00

Once doctors were forced to list every death as COVID – they figured anything goes if it’s in the cause of leftism. Hoazing on steroids. Hellzapoppin’.

Doctors Push for ‘Climate Change’ to Be Recorded on Death Certificate

By: James Delingpole, May 22, 2020:

Researchers at Australian National University (ANU) have called for ‘climate change’ to be recorded as a cause of death on death certificates. They claim that in Australia, the rate of people dying as a result of global warming may be 50 times higher than is officially acknowledged.

In a letter to The Lancet Planetary Health, researchers Arnagretta Hunter and Simon Quilty claim the impact of climate change is currently understated.

National mortality records in Australia suggest substantial under-reporting of heat-related mortality. Less than 0·1% of 1·7 million deaths between 2006 and 2017 were attributed directly or indirectly to excessive natural heat. However, recent research indicates that official records underestimate the association at least 50-fold.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald:

Over the past 11 years in Australia, just 340 deaths have been recorded as being caused by excessive heat, but statistical analysis by two doctors with the Australian National University shows that 36,765 could have been attributed to heat.

“Climate change is a killer, but we don’t acknowledge it on death certificates,” co-author Arnagretta Hunter, from the ANU Medical School, said.

And:

“Climate change is the single greatest health threat that we face globally even after we recover from coronavirus.

“We are successfully tracking deaths from coronavirus, but we also need healthcare workers and systems to acknowledge the relationship between our health and our environment.”

Dr Hunter and her co-author Dr Simon Quilty, call for death certificates to include more information about factors contributing to deaths.

Climate activists around the world see the coronavirus pandemic as a crisis which they must not allow to go to waste. The timing of this letter suggests that they are learning their lessons well. They may have noted that in many countries, the medical authorities have adopted extraordinarily lax policies towards the inclusion of “Covid-19” on death certificates.

In the UK, for example, as Ronan Maher has reported here and here, the Coronavirus Act (2020) includes clauses which makes it possible for doctors to put Covid-19 as a cause of death on certificates without even having seen the patient before their death — and with little independent oversight. This makes it quite possible that significant numbers of Coronavirus victims either did not have the disease – or did have the disease but only as a minor adjunct to much more serious conditions which killed them.

As the authors of the letter to Lancet Planetary Health must surely be aware, including ‘climate change’ as a cause of death on death certificates is fraught with similar difficulties. As well as being easily abused by activists with an agenda, it is impossible to attribute with any certainty even extreme weather events to climate change.

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Poll: 73.6% of Israelis support “annexation”

Tue, 05/26/2020 - 16:40

According to a poll conducted by the Direct Poll Research Institute, 73.5% of Israelis support Prime Minister Netanyahu’s plan to “annex” parts of Judea, Samaria, and the Jordan Valley.

Before going into the juicy details of the poll, let me correct one common mistake: it is not an annexation. You cannot annex something that belongs to you. Israel is not annexing, he is retaking its sovereignty over the historically Jewish region of Judea and Samaria. He is liberating the West Bank from the illegal occupiers.

Now the poll’s results.

  • A little more than 47 percent of English-speaking Israelis said they support Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plan, 31.1% said they were against, while 27.7% answered they “don’t know.”
  • Among French speakers, support for the plan is way higher with a staggering 90.1% of Israel’s French-speaking people supporting the move and only 6% opposed.
  • Only 15.7% of all respondents said that they are against the plan.

The poll surveyed 464 people in Israel, English or French speakers aged 18-years and upward.

The Israeli French-speakers are culturally known to lean more to the right than Jewish immigrants coming from the Anglo-Saxon nations.

As a whole, Israelis love Trump more than almost any other nation on earth including the United States, poll shows. 69 percent of Israelis express confidence in Trump as president, compared with 28 percent in U.K. and 30 percent in Japan. And 63% percent said Obama was the worst for Israel over the last 30 years.

China EXPOSED: Chinese President XI Jinping ‘maliciously’ spread coronavirus with ‘unthinkable’ secret plot

Tue, 05/26/2020 - 16:00

The Democrats love Chy-na. Any enemy of America is their friend.

Related:

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China EXPOSED: XI Jinping ‘maliciously’ spread coronavirus with ‘unthinkable’ secret plot

By By Gerrard Kaonga, The Express, May 25, 2020

CHINA may have used the deadly coronavirus pandemic to “even the playing field” on the world stage, an expert has claimed, as the communist nation’s initial response to the crisis is scrutinised.

Asia political expert and author Gordon Chang claimed China‘s President Xi Jinping‘s actions suggest he intended to spread coronavirus around the world – something the communist nation has always denied. During an interview with Express.co.uk, Mr Chang said he believed China had behaved maliciously and he claims there was evidence to suggest they had taken steps to attack all nations of the world. He also insisted the origin of the virus was not as important as scrutinising China for how they behaved at the beginning of the pandemic.

Mr Chang said: “China maliciously spread this disease beyond its borders.

“This could have been accidental release from a lab or it could have been from the wet market, who knows?

“But what is important is not how the disease started but rather what Beijing did in response to it.”

He continued: “We, of course, don’t know what was in Xi Jinping’s mind.

“But after having seen what the coronavirus did to cripple China, if he wanted to level the playing field by spreading the disease beyond his borders, he would have done exactly what he did do.

“This was malicious and the first time in history one country has attacked all others.

“As we come to terms with that, China has a lot to lose.”

Mr Chang also highlighted the key concerns he had with China’s initial reaction to the coronavirus pandemic.

He questioned the information coming out of China and highlighted his fears the secretive country was willing and hoping to deceive the world.

He said: “Beijing only announced human-human transmission on January 20 but doctors in Wuhan knew that the second week of December.

“If during that interim period China had said nothing that would have been grossly irresponsible.

“But what Beijing tried to do was to deceive the world into thinking that it was not human to human transmission.”

He claims that China pressured other nations to continue to allow travel from China, despite their knowledge of the dangerousness of the virus.

He continued: “At the same time Beijing knew that people could spread this, it pressured countries to not impose travel restriction and quarantines on arrivals from China.

“You put those two facts together and you come to an unthinkable conclusion.”

President Xi Jinping caused outrage earlier this week when he announced China had behaved responsibly and transparently with the rest of the world during the coronavirus pandemic.

President Xi also claimed China had turned the tide on the virus and protected the life and well being of its people.

China has consistently urged the United States to stop what it sees as virus slander.

The US should stop wasting time in its fight against the coronavirus and work with China to combat it, rather than spreading lies and attacking the country, the Chinese government’s top diplomat Wang Yi said on Sunday.

State Councillor Wang, speaking at his annual news conference on the sidelines of China’s parliament, expressed his deep sympathies to the United States for the pandemic, where the death toll is expected to surpass 100,000 in the coming days, the highest number of any country.

“Regretfully, in addition to the raging coronavirus, a political virus is also spreading in the United States. This political virus is using every opportunity to attack and smear China,” said Wang, who is also China’s foreign minister.

“Some politicians have ignored the most basic facts and concocted too many lies about China and plotted too many conspiracies,” he added.

“I want to say here: Don’t waste precious time any longer, and don’t ignore lives,” Wang said.

“What China and the United States need to do the most is to first learn from each other and share their experience in fighting against the epidemic, and help each country fight it.”

“China has always advocated that, as the world’s largest developing country and the largest developed country, both of us bear a major responsibility for world peace and development,” he said. “China and the United States stand to gain from cooperation, and lose from confrontation.”

CDC revises Chinese Flu COVID-19 fatality rate to 0.25%

Tue, 05/26/2020 - 15:30

Once again, the CDC must correct a major mistake. We have been reporting on false models and inflated numbers which provide the ammo for the fear pornographers and panic inciters.

Related:

Wuhan Virus Watch: CDC Says Coronavirus Infection Fatality Rate Could be as Low as 0.26%

By: Leslie Eastman, Legal Insurrection, May 25, 202:

Study shows that patients no longer infectious after 11 days. Wuhan lab admits to having 3 live strains of bat coronavirus. Trump suspends travel from Brazil. 9th Circuit backs CA Gov. Newsom’s orders keeping churches closed.

Today’s update features news from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

It appears the agency is, once again, adjusting estimates based on real numbers….in this case, as it relates to the infection fatality rate, which is more than ten times lower than initially assessed.

New estimates released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that COVID-19 may have an infection fatality rate as low as 0.26%, a number that is double the seasonal flu but significantly lower than earlier estimates.

Determining the infection fatality rate of the illness has been a critical goal of scientists around the world since the discovery of the disease in late November. Infectious disease experts were shocked at the end of last year and into 2020 at both how quickly the disease spread and how many of those who became ill ultimately died.

In early February, modelers at Imperial College London estimated that around 1% of infections of COVID-19 would ultimately result in death. That number, which is about 10 times higher than the seasonal flu, shocked much of the world, including the U.K. government and most of the 50 U.S. state governments, into shutting down major swaths of their economies and placing many of their citizens under strict stay-at-home orders.

Study shows that coronavirus patients no longer infectious after 11 days

Another study offers a more robust understanding of how long a person could remain infectious.

Coronavirus patients stop being infectious 11 days after contracting the disease — even if they still test positive for COVID-19 on day 12, according to a new study.

Singaporean infectious disease experts said they found that the virus “could not be isolated or cultured after day 11 of illness,” according to a joint paper from the country’s National Center for Infectious Diseases and the Academy of Medicine.

Researchers looked at the “viral load” in 73 COVID-19 patients to measure whether the bug was still viable and could infect anyone.

“Based on the accumulated data since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the infectious period of [coronavirus] in symptomatic individuals may begin around 2 days before the onset of symptoms, and persists for about 7-10 days after the onset of symptoms,” the researchers wrote.

Ramadan Kill-a-thon: Muslims raid maternity hospital, murder 11 mothers, including 3 with unborn babies in Afghanistan

Tue, 05/26/2020 - 15:00

In a lecture, Pope Benedict XVI quoted from a dialogue from 1391 between Manuel II and a Persian scholar and recorded in a book by Manuel II (Dialogue 7 of Twenty-six Dialogues with a Persian) in which the Emperor stated: “Show me just what Muhammad brought that was new and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached.”

And close to 700 years later, it still stands.

Ramadan in Afghanistan: Muslims raid maternity hospital, murder 11 mothers, including 3 with unborn babies

“The attackers could have targeted other parts of the facility, but witnesses said they went straight to the maternity ward, which is supported by the international charity.”

Will the Islamophobia never end?

“Three women with unborn babies among 11 mothers killed in attack on Kabul maternity hospital,”

By Deborah Haynes, Sky News, May 21, 2020:

Three women in the delivery room with their unborn babies were among 11 mothers killed in an attack on a maternity hospital in Kabul last week, a charity has said.

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has accused gunmen of intentionally targeting mothers in the assault on 12 May that also left two young boys and a midwife dead.

In total, 24 people were killed and at least 20 more wounded, including five mothers and two new-born babies.

“I went back the day after the attack and what I saw in the maternity demonstrates it was a systematic shooting of the mothers,” said Frederic Bonnot, MSF’s head of programmes in Afghanistan.

“It was methodical. Walls sprayed with bullets, blood on the floor in the rooms, vehicles burnt out and windows shot through.”

No one has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.

The Taliban denied involvement, though suspicion remains, while there have also been reports it was carried out by militants linked to Islamic State….

MSF said a total of 26 mothers had been at the Dasht-e-Barchi hospital when an as-yet unknown number of gunmen launched their assault at about 10am….

The attackers could have targeted other parts of the facility, but witnesses said they went straight to the maternity ward, which is supported by the international charity.

“What ensued was four hours of hell – that is how long the attack lasted, while patients and staff alike looked for shelter,” said Mr Bonnot….

NBC Fundraiser for Joe Biden

Tue, 05/26/2020 - 14:00

There is no pretense anymore. Democrat media complex is pulling out all the stops. The media is the enemy of the people.

Weissmann’s participation in the event without the express permission of Oppenheim is a violation of a network policy that prohibits activities “that may create the appearance of a conflict of interest.”

“May”?

NBC News Mum on Contributor Headlining Fundraiser for Biden

NBC News president must approve political activity, according to network policy

Brent Scher, Washington Fee Beacon, May 22, 2020:

NBC News has refused to say whether network president Noah Oppenheim granted legal analyst and former Robert Mueller prosecutor Andrew Weissmann permission to headline a virtual fundraiser for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.

Weissmann’s participation in the event without the express permission of Oppenheim is a violation of a network policy that prohibits activities “that may create the appearance of a conflict of interest.”

“Such activities may include participation in or contributions to political campaigns or groups that espouse controversial positions,” the network’s policy states, according to its own reporting. The policy states that employees “must obtain prior approval of the president of NBC News or his designee” before participating in any overt political activity.

Weissmann is slated to participate in the virtual fundraiser Tuesday, according to an invitation circulated by the Biden campaign. Guests who want to hear from Weissmann will receive instructions on how to log on to the Zoom fundraiser after making a contribution to the campaign.

NBC did not respond to numerous inquiries on whether Oppenheim granted Weissmann permission to participate in the fundraiser.

Weissmann joined NBC as a legal commentator last November after stepping down as lead prosecutor for Robert Mueller’s special counsel investigation.

The network hasn’t been shy about enforcing its prohibition on political activity in the past. It suspended top anchors Joe Scarborough and Keith Olbermann in 2010 for making contributions to political candidates. The network also forced former MSNBC anchor Ed Schultz to back out of an appearance at a Democratic Party fundraising dinner in 2014.

At the time of Scarborough’s suspension, MSNBC president Phil Griffin said, “It is critical that we enforce our standards and policies.”
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Reports of Weissmann’s involvement in the Biden campaign fundraiser led to immediate criticism from President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign, which saw it as validation of their longstanding charge that Weissmann had an axe to grind against the president.

“It’s no surprise that a guy who tried to take down the president through the sham impeachment would also help Joe Biden’s campaign,” said Trump campaign spokesman Tim Murtaugh. “It doesn’t get any swampier than this: trying to stage a partisan coup against the president and then raising money for his political opponent.”

Weissmann appeared frequently on MSNBC throughout the impeachment proceedings against Trump, but has seen less airtime since Trump was acquitted by the U.S. Senate. His last appearance came on Feb. 26, when he was introduced by primetime host Rachel Maddow as “an NBC News and MSNBC legal analyst.”

Chicago’s deadliest Memorial Day weekend since 2015: 9 shot dead, 27 wounded

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 22:00

But it’s a church full of defenseless congregants that Chicago’s tyrannical Mayor Lori Lightfoot chooses to crackdown on. Make the Democrats, remember in November, America!

Chicago’s deadliest Memorial Day weekend since 2015: 9 shot dead, 27 wounded

The weekend’s victims include a 16-year-old boy killed Saturday in Washington Park and a man fatally shot in a Lawndale attack that injured three others.

By The Chicago Sun Times, May 25, 2020

Nine people are dead and 36 others wounded so far in weekend shootings in Chicago — the deadliest Memorial Day weekend the city’s seen in years.

It’s the deadliest Memorial Day weekend since 2015, when 12 people were killed and at least 43 others were wounded.

Despite the state’s stay-at-home order, the weekend’s death toll has already surpassed last Memorial Day weekend, when seven people were killed and 34 others were injured. In 2018, seven people died and 30 others were wounded. In 2017, six people were killed and 44 others were wounded. In 2016, six people were killed and 56 wounded.

At the beginning of Memorial Day weekend — the unofficial start of summer — Chicago Police Supt. David Brown announced opening a Summer Operations Center to centralize police resources in an effort to tamp down on summer gun violence.

The Sun-Times tally defines the Memorial Day weekend as beginning at 5 p.m. Friday and lasting until 5 a.m. Tuesday.

The most recent fatal shooting was Sunday afternoon in Rosemoor on the South Side. About 3:05 p.m., a male was in a vehicle in an alley in the 400 block of East 103rd Street when someone walked up and fired shots, Chicago police said. He was shot in the face and chest and taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead.

Earlier Sunday morning, a man was killed in Humboldt Park on the Northwest Side.

About 7:45 a.m., a ShotSpotter notification alerted police of the shooting in the 1000 block of North Drake Avenue, police said. Officers found the man, 21, with a gunshot wound to his head and notified Chicago firefighters. Dariontae Adams was taken to Stroger Hospital and pronounced dead, the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

A 45-year-old man was killed several hours before that in Grand Crossing on the South Side.

He was standing on the sidewalk at 3:52 a.m. in the 7800 block of South Ingleside Avenue when someone fired shots from a black SUV, according to police. He was hit in the left side and later died at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

Another man was killed late Saturday night in Humboldt Park on the Northwest Side.

The 28-year-old man was found on the sidewalk with a gunshot wound to the head at 11:08 p.m. in the 3400 block of West North Avenue, police said. Two males were seen running from the scene. The man who was shot, identified as Alejandro Castro of Humboldt Park, was pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Hospital, authorities said.

About an hour before that, a teenage boy was shot to death in Washington Park on the South Side.

Someone approached 16-year-old Darnell Fisher about 10:05 p.m. in the 6100 block of South Indiana Avenue and shot him in the chest and arm, authorities said. The boy was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center and pronounced dead. He lived in Washington Park.

A person thought to be the shooter was taken into custody blocks away in the 5900 block of South Prairie after leading officers on a chase, police said. A weapon was recovered. That person was later released without being charged.

Several hours before that, another man was found shot to death in Longwood Manor on the South Side.

Keith Moore, 32, was discovered in a home about 7:46 p.m. in the 1300 block of West 97th Place with a gunshot wound to the armpit, authorities said. Moore, who lived in Bronzeville, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Earlier that evening, a man was killed and three others were wounded in Lawndale on the West Side.

About 6:25 p.m., a group of people was outside a home in the 3900 block of West Grenshaw Street when someone in a vehicle pulled up and opened fire, authorities said. Antonio Gasaway, 35, was struck in the chest and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Another man, 23, was shot in the arm, police said, while a 26-year-old man was struck in the leg. Both were taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in fair condition. A fourth man, 43, was grazed on the arm and refused medical attention.

Saturday morning, a 27-year-old man was shot to death in Englewood on the South Side.

He was found unresponsive with a gunshot wound to his abdomen at 6:05 a.m. at a home in the 5900 block of South Justine Street, police said. He was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. The medical examiner’s office identified him as Jamal Daveny of Bronzeville.

A man was found shot to death in the weekend’s first homicide Friday night in Englewood.

Tobias McNeal, 41, was discovered lying on the sidewalk about 11:26 p.m. in the 5600 block of South Paulina Street with gunshot wounds throughout his body, authorities said. McNeal, who lived in the same neighborhood, was pronounced dead at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

 

Fear Pornographer FAUCI WRONG AGAIN: “Mysterious Inflammatory Condition” in Children Is Typical Every Year in 13 of 100,000 Children in Study

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 18:00

Every week it some new fear meme. “Two more weeks!” “Flatten the curve.” “No masks!” “Masks!” “Millions dead!” This is the greatest political hoax in history – all to steal an election.

Another Dr. Fauci Lie Debunked – “Mysterious Inflammatory Condition” in Children Is Typical Every Year in 13 of 100,000 Children in Study

By Jim Hoft, May 23, 2020:

It should be clear at this point that NIAID Director Dr. Tony Fauci has been completely inaccurate with his predictions and extremely dangerous.

This one man was able to crush the greatest economy in world history — something our foreign enemies would envy.

This one man was able to crush the greatest economy in world history — something our foreign enemies would envy.

Dr. Fauci made several mistakes during this pandemic the greatest being his lockdown plan and destruction of the US economy.
Dr. Fauci was promoting a garbage “scientific” model that predicted over 2 million US deaths — a completely nonsensical number based on the realities at the time.

Fauci’s most recent panic porn involves a rare inflammatory condition in children that is associated with respiratory infections. This uncommon condition is not unfamiliar to doctors who treat children with respiratory infections. But it does make good headlines for the fake news media during a pandemic.

Dr. Fauci is using the  flawed argument to keep schools closed in America.
Several European countries started sending children back to school this past month.

Dr. Fauci has done enough damage. If he worked in the private sector he would have been fired a long time ago.

Dr. Andrew Bostom reported on this rare inflammatory condition in children earlier this month.

Via AndrewBostom.com

Senator Paul’s limited time for discussion precluded mention of data repeatedly demonstrating–from AustraliaThe NetherlandsSwitzerland, and France—that children, certainly those below 10-years old, are less likely to contract covid-19, and dramatically less prone to transmit the disease to others. Indeed, the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases (4/11/20) described a covid-19 infected 9-year old child, contact traced as part of a cluster of cases in the French Alps, who did not transmit the virus to 112 contacts at schools, or a ski class. “However” as the report noted,  “the high proportion of picornavirus and influenza infections among his contacts at the schools indicated transmission of those viruses within those settings.”

Although Dr. Fauci’s response to Sen. Paul closed with a grudging and passing concession to “the numbers” in children, his initial comments riveted upon what has been aptly characterized as pediatric panic porn(ography).

Right now children [are] presenting with covid-16 (sic), covid-19, who actually have a very strange inflammatory syndrome very similar to Kawasaki’s Syndrome [Disease]. I think we better be careful that we are not cavalier in thinking that children are completely immune to the deleterious effects. So again, I think you’re right in the numbers that children, in general, do much, much better than adults and the elderly…That’s why I am very reserved in making broad predictions.

Thus, even after Sen. Paul resoundingly debunked Fauci’s opening presentation alarmism, the NIAID Director had the temerity to raise the specter of “Kawasaki Syndrome” in children with covid-19, completely de-contextualizing this uncommon, and generally transient inflammatory condition’s well-established association to all manner of respiratory infections each yearincluding otherwise rather benign human coronaviruses that cause 15-30% of common colds! For example, a 2016 study published in one of the pre-eminent childhood illness journals, Pediatrics, found that 42% of 192 children admitted with Kawasaki Syndrome had a detectable respiratory infection, 7/192, or 3.6%, testing positive for one of three cold-causing human coronaviruses. Finally, a refreshingly sober 5/9/20 perspective on the ginned up covid19-Kawasaki Disease hysteria Dr. Fauci was content to fan, based upon review of 100 purported “cases,” concluded the syndrome was “rare, “children seem to improve rapidly,” “and children are probably still spared from most morbidities and mortality linked to COVID-19 infection.

Contra the prevailing hard left-dominated “mainstream” media caricature, President Trump weighed in (during a 5/14/20 interview with Maria Bartiromo) thoughtfully, if firmly, on the matter of school re-opening, and rejected Dr. Fauci’s opinion:

[~2:37-3:01Young people are very little affected by this (covid-19). We have to get the schools open…I totally disagree with him (Fauci) on schools.

Acknowledging the lethal havoc covid-19 had wrought upon the vulnerable elderly, “the elderly have been decimated,” the President added this reasonable caveat:

[~14;35-15:05Open the schools. But if a teacher is 65 or older, especially if they have diabetes, if they have a bad heart, if they have a (medical) problem, we say relax for a longer period of time. But if you look, there’s been very little damage done to people that are healthy and young, and frankly medium age people.

Poisoned with their own deranged hatred of POTUS Trump, which renders them impenetrable by fact, “mainstream” media sneered its collective disapproval of his remarks (examples hereherehere).

Notwithstanding Dr. Fauci’s factually-challenged covid-19 pediatric panic stoking, reflexively amplified by the media chorus of apocalyptic covid-19 brayers, school re-openings are burgeoning across Europe (including DenmarkFranceThe NetherlandsSwitzerlandGreeceCroatiaSerbia; and Slovenia), Australia—and Montana, here in the U.S…

…Americans, instead, must disregard Fauci’s covid-19 pediatric panic porn, and demand that U.S. schools be re-opened selectively, now, and full re-opened by late summer.

Read the entire report here.

The Kawasaki condition is something that is  a “common” pediatric presentation.  It shows up in 13 in a 100,000 kids in [Canada] in any given year.
It has been around prior to the existence of C-19.

Dr. Fauci is once again creating panic porn to scare American parents.

This should be enough to get this man fired.
It it totally irresponsible.

And the fact that the liberal media has been running with this panic porn is just the latest example of why they can NEVER be trusted.

Sweden: Muslim migrant beheads 17-year-old girlfriend after she breaks up with him

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 17:00

No headlines or opeds for Wilma. No second guessing or policy reevaluation. It’s a religion of peace no matter how many heads roll.

Sweden: Muslim migrant beheads 17-year-old girlfriend after she breaks up with him

A culture of violence, the foundational text of which commands men to beat women from whom they “fear disobedience” (Qur’an 4:34), is going to give rise to this sort of thing, just as that same foundational text’s calls for violence against unbelievers (2:191, 4:89, 9:5, 9:29, 47:4, etc.) are going to give rise to jihad violence.

This is the new Sweden. Celebrate diversity!

“Girl, 17, ‘beheaded by ex-boyfriend who wrapped her head in aluminium foil,’” by Lorraine King, Mirror, May 18, 2020:

A teenage girl was beheaded by her ex-boyfriend when she returned to his flat to collect her belongings after she broke up with him, it has been claimed.

Wilma Andersson, 17, disappeared on November 14 last year before police found a ‘body part’ a fortnight later which turned out to be her head.

Her ex-boyfriend Tishko Ahmed Shabaz was arrested and has now been charged with her murder in a case that has shocked Sweden because it is deemed as one of the safest countries in the world, Expressen reports.

The rest of Wilma’s body has yet to be found.

Police claim the 23-year-old decapitated Wilma before wrapping her head in foil and hiding it at his home.

Hundreds of volunteers had joined the search for Wilma after she was reported missing in Uddevalla three days after she was last seen.

Her head was found on November 28 bringing the missing person search to an end and the launch of a murder investigation.

Shabaz had already been arrested when the grim discovery was made and has been in custody ever since.

Court papers claim Wilma died on November 14, the day she went missing, and alleges her ex-boyfriend cut up her body.

Police say they found blood on the floor of his flat and ‘traces of Wilma’ on a large kitchen knife.

A unnamed police chief said: “The suspect has retained a body part for an unknown reason and got rid of the rest of the body.”

Prosecutors claim Wilma was subjected to ‘repeated violence’ during her death….

Shabaz, who is claimed to have been born in Iraq before becoming a Swedish citizen in 2014, denies all the allegations, telling investigators: “You forget that this is a girl that I have loved and that I have lived my life perfectly.”…

Muslim father burns daughter for becoming Christian

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 16:42

A young muslim woman named Rehema Kyomuhendo accompanied her father on a business trip in Uganda.

They stayed at her paternal aunt’s house in Mbale region where she started listening to Christian programming aired on an FM radio station.

Rehema then reached out to one of her father’s business friends, who is Roman Catholic.

Rehema explained to Morning Star News the following about how she converted to Christianity:

“[My father’s friend] explained to me about Christ and the way of salvation, and I got convicted and accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior.

As she was sharing Christ with me, I was so overjoyed, and my father heard my joy and woke up, came from his bedroom furiously and started beating me up with blows, slaps and kicks.”

Rehema goes on to say: “my father was angry and shouted at his 45-year-old sister who was sleeping in another room, stating that he was going to kill me because I converted to Christianity.”

The father eventually started burning his daughter until Rehema was shielded by her aunt, who carried her out of the house with the help of a Christian neighbor.

Rehema was taken to ER a Mbale Regional hospital where she received immediate treatment. She is expected to remain at the hospital for more than a month due to the serious burns on her legs, stomach, ribs, neck and back.

Additionally, Rehema and the neighbor have not reported the father’s assault to the police for fear that he might try to kill her.

This incident has become more and more common in the small East African country of Uganda, where Muslims make up only 12 percent of the population, but represents the majority of intolerant and violent cases.

The constitution and other laws provide religious freedom, including the right to propagate one’s faith and convert from one faith to another. Despite this, in Muslim majority communities, it is a serious offense to convert or preach the Christian faith.

Why it matters

Muslims in Uganda are doing today what Muslims have always done. For over a thousand years, they slowly and surely nibble, advance, and conquer lands, many of whom were predominantly Christian.

Now, Islam rules on more than 50 countries, and is in the process of replacing the European people, under their passive and consenting eyes.

This is undoubtedly a form of terrorism in the primary sense of the word: actions designed to terrorize people for political ends.

 

Church opens its doors for Muslim prayers in Germany

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 16:00

What next? Are they going to slit their own throats?

Germany: Church opens its doors for Muslim prayers

“Even the church’s pastor took part in the service. ‘I gave a speech in German,’ said Monika Matthias. ‘And during prayer, I could only say yes, yes, yes, because we have the same concerns and we want to learn from you. And it is beautiful to feel that way about each other.’”

Did the Muslims actually say that they wanted to learn from the Christians? Or is Monika Matthias just assuming that her feelings are reciprocated? Given the supremacist contempt that the Qur’an inculcates for Christians, whom it terms “the most vile of created beings” (Qur’an 98:6), it is unlikely in the extreme that it is reciprocated. But anyone who notes that will be dismissed as “Islamophobic.”

In any case, this is wonderful. When will the imam of the mosque invite the Christians to come to the mosque and pray Christian prayers? Anyway, while we are waiting for that invitation, here are some more lovely and inspiring Qur’an selections that the Muslims at Martha Lutheran Church might have recited:

Qur’an 98:4-6: “Nor did those who were given the Scripture become divided until after there had come to them clear evidence. And they were not commanded except to worship Allah, [being] sincere to Him in religion, inclining to truth, and to establish prayer and to give zakah. And that is the correct religion. Indeed, they who disbelieved among the People of the Scripture and the polytheists will be in the fire of Hell, abiding eternally therein. Those are the worst of creatures.”

Qur’an 5:14: “And from those who say, ‘We are Christians’ We took their covenant; but they forgot a portion of that of which they were reminded. So We caused among them animosity and hatred until the Day of Resurrection. And Allah is going to inform them about what they used to do.”

Qur’an 5:17: “They have certainly disbelieved who say that Allah is Christ, the son of Mary. Say, ‘Then who could prevent Allah at all if He had intended to destroy Christ, the son of Mary, or his mother or everyone on the earth?’ And to Allah belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth and whatever is between them. He creates what He wills, and Allah is over all things competent.”

Qur’an 4:157: “And [for] their saying, ‘Indeed, we have killed the Messiah, Jesus, the son of Mary, the messenger of Allah.’ And they did not kill him, nor did they crucify him; but [another] was made to resemble him to them. And indeed, those who differ over it are in doubt about it. They have no knowledge of it except the following of assumption. And they did not kill him, for certain.”

Qur’an 4:171: “O People of the Scripture, do not commit excess in your religion or say about Allah except the truth. The Messiah, Jesus, the son of Mary, was but a messenger of Allah and His word which He directed to Mary and a soul [created at a command] from Him. So believe in Allah and His messengers. And do not say, ‘Three’; desist – it is better for you. Indeed, Allah is but one God. Exalted is He above having a son. To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth. And sufficient is Allah as Disposer of affairs.”

Qur’an 5:116: “And [beware the Day] when Allah will say, ‘O Jesus, Son of Mary, did you say to the people, “Take me and my mother as deities besides Allah?”‘ He will say, ‘Exalted are You! It was not for me to say that to which I have no right. If I had said it, You would have known it. You know what is within myself, and I do not know what is within Yourself. Indeed, it is You who is Knower of the unseen.’”

Qur’an 19:35: “It is not [befitting] for Allah to take a son; exalted is He! When He decrees an affair, He only says to it, ‘Be,’ and it is.”

Qur’an 9:30-31: “The Jews say, ‘Ezra is the son of Allah’; and the Christians say, ‘The Messiah is the son of Allah.’ That is their statement from their mouths; they imitate the saying of those who disbelieved [before them]. May Allah destroy them; how are they deluded? They have taken their scholars and monks as lords besides Allah, and [also] the Messiah, the son of Mary. And they were not commanded except to worship one God; there is no deity except Him. Exalted is He above whatever they associate with Him.”

Qur’an 9:29: “Fight those who do not believe in Allah or in the Last Day and who do not consider unlawful what Allah and His Messenger have made unlawful and who do not adopt the religion of truth from those who were given the Scripture – [fight] until they give the jizyah willingly while they are humbled.”

Ramadan: German church opens doors for Muslim prayers

BBC, May 23, 2020:

A church in Berlin has opened its doors to Muslim worshippers unable to fit into their mosque under new social distancing rules.

Germany allowed religious services to resume on 4 May but worshippers must maintain a distance of 1.5m (5ft).

As a result the Dar Assalam mosque in the city’s Neukölln district could only hold a fraction of its congregation.

But the Martha Lutheran church in Kreuzberg offered to help by hosting Friday prayers at the end of Ramadan….

“It is a great sign and it brings joy in Ramadan and joy amid this crisis,” the mosque’s imam told Reuters news agency. “This pandemic has made us a community. Crises bring people get together.”…

Even the church’s pastor took part in the service.

“I gave a speech in German,” said Monika Matthias. “And during prayer, I could only say yes, yes, yes, because we have the same concerns and we want to learn from you. And it is beautiful to feel that way about each other.”

California Doctors Saw ‘A Year’s Worth Of Suicides’ Last Month Amid Coronavirus Lockdown

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 15:00

Heartbreaking. Re-open America, Mr. President!

California Doctors Saw ‘A Year’s Worth Of Suicides’ Last Month Amid Coronavirus Lockdown

By Daily Wire, May 24, 2020

Doctors at John Muir Medical Center near San Francisco, California, say they’ve seen more deaths by suicide in the last month than deaths from coronavirus, according to a local ABC affiliate — suicides they say are the direct result of the state’s shelter-in-place order.

“Personally I think it’s time,” Dr. Mike deBoisblanc, the emergency department head at Jon Muir, told ABC News Bay Area. “I think, originally, [the shelter-in-place order] was put in place to flatten the curve and to make sure hospitals have the resources to take care of COVID patients.We have the current resources to do that and our other community health is suffering.”

He went on to say that the hospital has seen a “year’s worth of suicide attempts” over the course of the last month, as businesses fail, jobs are lost, people become isolated, and access to mental health services is made more difficult by the California lockdown.

“We’ve never seen numbers like this, in such a short period of time,” he said. “I mean we’ve seen a year’s worth of suicide attempts in the last four weeks.”

Other hospital officials at John Muir say suicide attempts, made over the past month, were also more likely to end in death, not recovery.

“What I have seen recently, I have never seen before,”one trauma nurse added. “I have never seen so much intentional injury.”

“They intend to die,” she added. “Sometimes, people will make what we call a ‘gesture.’ It’s a cry for help. We’re just seeing something a little different than that right now. It’s upsetting.””

The hospital itself said in a statement that it is largely supportive of the state’s lockdown, which ends on May 31. And, it says, the shelter-in-place order has saved many lives from coronavirus and prevented state hospitals from becoming overwhelmed. But, officials point out, there are downsides and costs to such policies.

The executive director of the National Suicide Prevention Hotline, Tom Tamura, does say that individuals prone to suicide attempts during the lockdown have been very receptive to mental health resources — perhaps more so than patients that typically contact the hotline in times of crisis.

Memorial Day – Honor the Fallen, Oppose The Lockdown

Mon, 05/25/2020 - 14:30

On this Memorial Day we honor and mourn the military personnel, those brave Americans who gave their lives fighting for our freedom, the very freedoms that have been seized from us these past two months. It’s inconceivable that leaving the house would be considered a brave thing to do – but here we are.

Do it. Go pay your respects to those who fought and died.

#HonorThem

A #MemorialDay message from the @ArmyChiefStaff, General James C. McConville, 40th Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army.#Service #Duty #Sacrifice pic.twitter.com/rImRW3bCdi

— U.S. Army (@USArmy) May 25, 2020

LOVE this. #Hope

Coronavirus: Ocean City boardwalk sees packed crowds as beach reopens https://t.co/NHVq4q4eaI via @usatoday

— Pamela Geller (@PamelaGeller) May 24, 2020

It’s time to bring back the NYC speakeasy – underground clubs where normal people can socialize, drink, mambo – far away from the wails, whines and snitchery of the Karen/Neil Nazis.

Videos of patrons drinking INSIDE a Long Island bar emerge https://t.co/6SdLgRyAjG

— Pamela Geller (@PamelaGeller) May 25, 2020

Memorial Day weekend draws crowds – and triggers warnings

By: Curt Anderson, Associated Press:

St. Petersburg, Fla. — The Memorial Day weekend marking the unofficial start of summer in the U.S. meant big crowds at beaches and warnings from authorities Sunday about people disregarding the coronavirus social-distancing rules and risking a resurgence of the scourge that has killed nearly 100,000 Americans.

Meanwhile, the White House announced a ban on travel to the U.S. from Brazil, which has been hard hit by the pandemic.
This Saturday, May 23, 2020, photo, shows a view of Avila Beach looking south from the Avila Beach Pier in Pismo Beach, Calif. The beaches in Pismo Beach and Avila Beach, California, were fairly packed with tourists during Memorial Day weekend with the coronavirus pandemic still ongoing. (Laura Dickinson/The Tribune (of San Luis Obispo) via AP)

This Saturday, May 23, 2020, photo, shows a view of Avila Beach looking south from the Avila Beach Pier in Pismo Beach, Calif. The beaches in Pismo Beach and Avila Beach, California, were fairly packed with tourists during Memorial Day weekend with the coronavirus pandemic still ongoing. (Laura Dickinson/The Tribune (of San Luis Obispo) via AP) (Photo: Laura Dickinson, AP)

Sheriff’s deputies and beach patrols tried to make sure people kept their distance from others as they soaked up the rays on the sand and at parks and other recreation sites around the country.

In Port Huron, life showed some semblance of normal: children played on shore and speedboats blasted music as temperatures hit the 70s. There were some indications that things weren’t entirely normal, though. Plastic wrap was taped over water fountains and showers. Benches were covered with “Do Not Cross” tape and amenities like grills, picnic tables, pavilions, playground equipment, restrooms and concession stands were closed. Some beach goers wore face masks.

“We strive to provide a safe environment to our residents so we can continue to keep the parks and beaches open,” said Nancy Winzer, director of Port Huron Parks and Recreation. “We are hoping to have amenities available again as soon as the spread of COVID-19 is no longer an issue.”

The Port Huron Recreation Department opened Lakeside and Lighthouse beaches on Thursday with regulations to limit the spread of COVID-19. The department encouraged patrons to practice social distancing and keep at least 6 feet apart. Police frequently passed through the beaches to enforce the rules.

WATCH: Videos show large crowds in multiple areas across the U.S. during Memorial Day weekend, including in Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks, Daytona Beach, Florida, and in New York City. https://t.co/eVHQHWWxOe@NBCNightlyNews

— NBC News (@NBCNews) May 25, 2020

“We’re just making sure everybody is staying safe and not doing anything bad,” said police cadet at Lakeside beach, Allison Cole. “Just follow the governor’s orders, keep social distancing, and wear a masks if you can.”

Beach goers said they wanted to take in the sun and relax.

“We just wanted to put our feet in the sand,” said Carla Strong, 52, of Mount Morris.
Things went smoothly at Macomb County beaches on Sunday, reported county Shriff Anthony Wickersham. “No news is good news,” he said. “It’s always good to go out and have a good time but be responsible.”

In Oakland County, a slower pace was the theme on lakes and beaches. “We haven’t had a lot of calls or a lot of complaints …,” said Sgt. Jennifer Harvey.

“It’s been a good weekend.”

Meanwhile, golf courses were in demand.

As of Friday, all the tee-times were taken for Oakland County Parks and Recreation’s five golf courses through Memorial Day, said Sue Wells, manager of park operations.

Wells said the hiking trails weren’t too packed at Red Oaks park in Madison Heights or Orion Oaks park in Orion Township when she visited Sunday. But she saw lots of picnickers at Catalpa Oaks in Southfield, despite the play equipment being off limits to limit exposure to because of the virus.

The county hasn’t opened the beach at Independence Oaks yet as it evaluates how to handle social distancing there, Wells said.

In the Tampa area along Florida’s Gulf Coast, the crowds were so big that authorities took the extraordinary step of closing parking lots because they were full.

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