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    From America's Founding Fathers ...
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    “Also, mention his name a lot. Otherwise, he won’t even read it.”

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    No doubts the fleecing of America began a long time ago ...
    And it continues nonstop up to the present and beyond ...


    Over 43,000 US millionaires will get ‘stimulus’ averaging $1.6 million each

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    New Rule: America's Wet Markets | Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO
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    "Six Degrees of Tainted Bacon."

    Wow.

    "Keep animals in cages...and look who winds up being the prisoner."

    Dang.

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    Hungary for power ...

    Are autocrats using coronavirus to usher in
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    Conflict Zone


    Ken Roth, the Executive Director of Human Rights Watch, has warned some measures touted as necessary to fight the pandemic not only undermine basic freedoms – they can pose a danger to health as well.

    "When autocrats censor or grab power or take various other steps that are antithetical to human rights, it actually puts us in a worse place in public health terms," he said.

    Speaking to DW’s Sarah Kelly for Conflict Zone, the head of HRW said people recognize that the world is in an unprecedented situation: "Human rights allow certain extraordinary governmental powers in time of a genuine public emergency or crisis like we're facing now."

    But he said such action needs to be "proportionate to our public health needs."

    Roth compared the current situation to the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks in the US: "People called on their governments to protect them. And what we saw then is, you know, many governments overreached in the name of protection."

    Chinese censorship

    Roth said the Chinese government had censored doctors who were striking the alarm about the virus. He said time had been wasted that could have been used to save lives.

    "What the Chinese authorities did is, you know, rather than listen to them, rather than act, they suppressed them, because this was the kind of bad news that Beijing doesn't like to hear."

    "Censorship kills. It literally is antithetical to public health," he added.

    Apr 30, 2020

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    Surely the "good guys" are plotting "spot releases" across these pesky red states to "teach 'em a lesson!"

    Never let a good crisis go to waste.

    and James Clyburn - D
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    Matt Taibbi: Return of the Vampire Squid
    Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)


    "Rolling Stone contributing editor and "Useful Idiots" podcast co-host Matt Taibbi joins Bill to discuss the potential for fraud and abuse of the government's economic bailout."


    May 1, 2020

    5:42 minutes



    Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hLBmMXmC2k




    A bonus just for Chester ...



    24 Things You Don't Know About Joe Biden


    1:21 minutes

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    Hey it's only Eddie Money ...


    Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, and wife

    Baby Hold On


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    The blue states have been supporting the red states for decades in terms of dollars going into the national coffers. The red states seem to be quite ungrateful.

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    Oh look, Matt's talking about what I just wrote about in another thread. The stock buybacks and fake growth.

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    Scientific Study Looks at Praying COVID-19 Away


    “It has to be a true supernatural intervention,” Dr. Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy said



    Buddhist believers wearing faces masks to help protect against the spread of coronavirus during service in South Korea.


    With most health experts saying a coronavirus vaccine is likely more than a year away, a cardiologist at the Kansas City Heart Rhythm Institute has begun a scientific study to see if something called “remote intercessory prayer” might initiate God to heal those afflicted with the virus.

    On Friday, Dr. Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy launched the four-month prayer study, which involves 1,000 coronavirus patients who are in intensive care. While none of the patients’ prescribed standard care will be changed, 500 will be prayed for and 500 won’t be, and neither group will know about the prayers.

    Half of the randomly-selected patients will receive prayers from five religious denominations: Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Buddhism. According to NPR, the study will measure progress by monitoring individual patients’ organ heath, need for ventilators, and how many live.

    Lakkireddy said that members of his research team “all believe in science” before going on to expound extensively on their faith: “If there is a supernatural power, which a lot of us believe, would that power of prayer and divine intervention change the outcomes in a concerted fashion? That was our question.”

    “It has to be a true supernatural intervention,” he said.

    Lakkireddy, who says he was “born into Hinduism,” continued, “I believe in the power of all religions. I think if we believe in the wonders of God and the universal good of any religion, then we’ve got to combine hands and join the forces of each of these faiths together for the single cause of saving humanity from this pandemic.”

    According to a 2006 study published in the American Heart Journal that looked at the efficacy of prayer to heal, Lakkireddy may be in for a letdown. The study, which the New York Times called “the most scientifically rigorous investigation of whether prayer can heal illness” included 1,800 patients and showed that “prayers offered by strangers had no effect on the recovery of people who were undergoing heart surgery.”

    But as Lakkireddy said about his Hail Mary attempt, “A miracle could happen. There’s always hope, right?”


    Source/reference links: rollingstone.com

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    The World After Coronavirus: The Future of Pandemics
    Laurie Garrett


    The COVID-19 pandemic is a global crisis of unprecedented scale, with aftershocks that will be felt in virtually every aspect of life for years or decades to come. The Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future at the Pardee School of Global Studies has launched a new video series called "The World After Coronavirus," in which we ask leading experts and practitioners from Boston University and across the world to explore the challenges and opportunities we will face in our post-coronavirus future.

    The series is hosted by Prof. Adil Najam, the Inaugural Dean of the Pardee School of Global Studies and former Director of the Pardee Center. In this episode, Dean Najam speaks with Laurie Garrett, author of The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance, about the future of pandemics after COVID-19.
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    The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance.

    May 11, 2020

    5:41 minutes


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