21 thoughts on “News/Politics 5-6-20

  1. HRW,

    This is what fascism looks like.

    Language Warning!!!!!!!

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  2. Good news.

    https://legalinsurrection.com/2020/05/wuhan-virus-watch-israel-isolates-coronavirus-antibody-in-significant-breakthrough/

    “Wuhan Virus Watch: Israel Isolates Coronavirus Antibody in ‘Significant Breakthrough’

    Researchers from the Netherlands also announce an antibody find. Internal Chinese report warns Beijing faces Tiananmen-like global backlash. Virginia double-counting multiple positive cases.”

    “Today’s update features several exciting announcements from the scientific community.

    The Israeli defense minister reports that the nation’s leading biological laboratory has isolated a principal coronavirus antibody at its central biological research laboratory and said the step was a “significant breakthrough” toward a possible treatment for the COVID-19 pandemic.

    The “monoclonal neutralising antibody” developed at the Israel Institute for Biological Research (IIBR) “can neutralise it (the disease-causing coronavirus) inside carriers’ bodies,” Defence Minister Naftali Bennett said in a statement.

    The statement added that Bennett visited the IIBR on Monday where he was briefed “on a significant breakthrough in finding an antidote for the coronavirus”.

    The IIBR has been leading Israeli efforts to develop a treatment and vaccine for the coronavirus. Antibodies, immune-system proteins that are generated by to body to fight the coronavirus, are widely seen as a key to developing a possible cure.

    The antibody reported as having been isolated at the IIBR is monoclonal, meaning it was derived from a single recovered cell and is thus potentially of more potent value in yielding a treatment.”

    “Researchers from the Netherlands also announce coronavirus antibody find

    Researchers from Utrecht University in the Netherlands, as well as the Erasmus Medical Centre and the company Harbour BioMed (HBM), also announce their antibody finding as well, also hailing it as a significant breakthrough.”

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  3. More….

    https://www.jpost.com/health-science/iibr-completes-development-phase-of-covid-19-vaccine-626913

    “Israel’s IIBR finds antibody that neutralizes coronavirus

    IIBR, Yeroham to collaborate on vaccine production facility”

    “The Israel Institute for Biological Research (IIBR) has completed a groundbreaking scientific development, identifying an antibody that neutralizes the coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, according to a statement by the Defense Ministry.

    “I am proud of the Biological Institute staff, who have made a major breakthrough,” said Defense Minister Naftali Bennett on Monday after visiting the Ness Ziona-based lab. “Jewish creativity and ingenuity brought about this amazing achievement.”

    This scientific breakthrough has three key parameters: The antibody is monoclonal, new and refined, and contains an exceptionally low proportion of harmful proteins; the institute has demonstrated the ability of the antibody to neutralize the novel coronavirus; and the antibody was specifically tested on the aggressive coronavirus.”

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  4. Bad news….

    https://www.theblaze.com/news/scientists-say-theyve-identified-mutated-covid-19-strain-and-issue-a-dire-warning-about-new-contagion?utm_content=buffer61266&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=fb-levintv&fbclid=IwAR2_qoazMOvp7cYPOgLRndRbc-Tpm81jzqn7ZdmUUwFHBXPtSoLF3ugy0v0

    “Scientists say they have discovered what they believe is a mutated strain of COVID-19 — and are now warning that this new strain could be way more contagious than plain old coronavirus.

    According to a Tuesday report in the Los Angeles Times, researchers say that a new “mutant” strain of coronavirus has emerged.

    The study, led by scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, reveals that the new strain is more contagious than versions that spread in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic. In addition to being more contagious, the new strain could reportedly make people more vulnerable to a second infection after a “first bout with the disease.”

    The study was published on Thursday in BioRxiv and has yet to be peer-reviewed, but researchers said they felt an “urgent need for an early warning” to advise people of the potential danger of the new strain.

    The outlet reported, “Wherever the new strain appeared, it quickly infected far more people than the earlier strains that came out of Wuhan, China, and within weeks, it was the only strain that was more prevalent in some nations. … The new strain’s dominance over its predecessors demonstrates that it is more infectious.”

    “The report was based on a computational analysis of more than 6,000 coronavirus sequences from around the world, collected by the Global Initiative for Sharing All Influenza Data,” the Times added. “Time and time again, the analysis found the new version was transitioning to become dominant.””

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  5. Canada isn’t the only place with idiots prone to fascist tendencies. Democrat run places are too.

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  6. At least some are speaking out about this lunacy.

    https://legalinsurrection.com/2020/05/wisconsin-sup-ct-justice-isnt-states-lockdown-order-the-very-definition-of-tyranny/

    “VIDEO – Wisconsin Sup. Ct. Justice: Isn’t state’s lockdown order “the very definition of tyranny?”

    Oral argument heard today in lawsuit by legislature contesting state official’s authority to impose the ‘safer-at-home’ lockdown.”

    “The Wisconsin Supreme Court heard oral argument via video in the case brought by the Wisconsin legislature contesting the authority of state officials to impose a lockdown order.”

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    “The full video of the argument is at the bottom of this post. These comments by Republican Justice Rebecca Bradley are getting a lot of attention:

    “Where in the Constitution did the people of Wisconsin confer authority on a single, un-elected cabinet secretary to compel almost 6 mil people to stay at home, close their businesses & face imprisonment if they don’t comply… Isn’t it the very definition of tyranny?””

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  7. Nice to know those running such large publications are un-biased…..

    Oh wait…. 🙄

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    https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/curtis-houck/2020/05/05/i-want-coronation-ex-nyt-writer-politico-co-founder-offers-insane

    “In Tuesday’s print edition of The New York Times, admitted Marxist, former Times editor, Politico co-founder, and The Hill co-founder Martin Tolchin penned a letter to the editor demanding that not only should journalists cease all attempts to report on Tara Reade’s allegations against Joe Biden, but all investigations should end so as to ensure Biden defeats President Trump in November.

    At least he’s honest in his demand that journalists shouldn’t do their jobs.

    Tolchin’s letter appeared in a group reacting to a May 2 Times editorial calling for further investigation of Reade’s claims, which sounded great until you find out their idea would have the Democratic National Committee serve as the fact-finders.

    Despite that kangaroo-court idea, Tolchin wasn’t happy as he started with this desperate plea: “I totally disagree with this editorial. I don’t want an investigation.”

    Next, there was this kicker:

    I want a coronation of Joe Biden. Would he make a great president? Unlikely. Would he make a good president? Good enough. Would he make a better president than the present occupant? Absolutely. I don’t want justice, whatever that may be. I want a win, the removal of Donald Trump from office, and Mr. Biden is our best chance.

    In other words, Tolchin was employing logic one would find with the likes of grifting organizations like The Bulwark, Lincoln Project, and news outlets like CNN. Spend the last five years insisting that the right has abandoned decency and morals and then throw them out the window because hatred of Trump was more important.

    Tolchin wasn’t done as, in his second of two graphs, one could sense the crippling fear that an investigation into Reade’s claims would yield something that would leave the DNC to select a new candidate and hand Trump a second term:”

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  8. Like I said, Dr. Fauci has some explaining to do…..

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    https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/why-us-outsourced-bat-virus-research-to-wuhan/

    “Back in October 2014, the US government had placed a federal moratorium on gain-of-function (GOF) research—altering natural pathogens to make them more deadly and infectious–as a result of rising fears about a possible pandemic caused by accidental or deliberate release of these genetically engineered monster germs.

    This was in part due to lab accidents at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in July 2014 that raised questions about biosafety at US high-containment labs…

    …A CDC internal report described how scientists failed to follow proper procedures to ensure samples were inactivated before they left the lab, and also found “multiple other problems” with operating procedures in the anthrax lab.

    As such in October 2014, due to public health concerns the US government banned all federal funding on efforts to weaponize three viruses—influenza, Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS).

    In the face of a moratorium in the US, Dr. Anthony Fauci–director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID) and currently the leading doctor in the US Coronavirus Task Force–outsourced in 2015 the GOF research to China’s Wuhan lab and licensed the lab to continue receiving federal funding.

    The Wuhan lab is now at the center of scrutiny for possibly releasing theSARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and causing the global Covid-19 pandemic.”

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  9. Our Gov will cost lives with his stupid policies, because a telemedicine bill excluded at home abortion drugs. But those drugs are already banned by PA law, and because they lack FDA safety protocols.

    https://legalinsurrection.com/2020/05/pa-gov-vetoes-telemedicine-bill-since-it-excludes-at-home-abortion-pills/

    “PA Gov. Vetoes Telemedicine Bill Since it Excludes At-Home Abortion Pills

    The bill has a new amendment that excludes drugs not approved by an FDA safety program, which includes an abortion pill.”

    “Democratic Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed a telemedicine bill meant to help people use the internet for virtual doctor visits and receive medication because it did not include abortion pills.

    The bill received a new amendment that bans “the use of telemedicine for procedures that are not approved under the Food and Drug Administration’s Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS),” which does not include the at-home abortion drug mifeprex.

    REMS “requires patients to be informed about a drug’s side effects, along with the drug’s registration with an FDA safety program.”

    This was too much for Wolf:

    “Telemedicine is a valuable option in the delivery of health care services, especially during these trying times. However, it is crucially important to ensure this access is equitable and does not restrict medical treatment and services,” Wolf said in a veto message released Wednesday. He claimed the bill “interferes with women’s health care and the crucial decision-making between patients and their physicians.”

    Republican Pennsylvania Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman pointed out that the state does not allow at-home abortions so it’s impossible for the bill to restrict abortion:”

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    We need to send this clown back to Delaware along with Biden in the fall.

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  10. Padding the numbers. So they can continue their tyrannical ways and exploit that federal money.

    https://justthenews.com/politics-policy/coronavirus/virginia-begin-double-counting-positive-coronavirus-cases

    “Virginia this week will begin counting multiple positive coronavirus tests in the same patient as new individual cases of the disease, a policy decision likely to significantly drive up reported case numbers in a state that has been relatively spared the worst of the pandemic so far.

    The state government announced on Saturday a policy change to its coronavirus data metrics. Health officials will begin reporting “the number of unique people tested per day rather than the number of unique people who have been tested at any point during the response,” the new policy states.

    “We know individual people, especially healthcare workers and those in high-risk settings, may be tested more than once over time. This new method of providing test data also allows us to provide the number of tests per day,” the policy continues, adding: “We believe these data to be a better representation of SARS-CoV-2 testing in Virginia, and a better guide to the public and policy-makers as they assess availability.”

    At a press conference on Friday, State Health Commissioner Norman Oliver gave an example of a single patient being tested four times for COVID-19. “What we’re doing now is, we’re counting all four tests,” Oliver said. “That’s the difference.”

    What was unclear from the new policy is whether or not each positive test result would be counted as a new case of coronavirus altogether rather than merely a new test. The Virginia Department of Health’s COVID-19 dashboard displays the total number of cases in the state, the total number of tests performed, and the total number of “unique people tested” by state officials.

    Reached via email on Monday morning, Joe Macenka, a spokesman for Virginia’s COVID-19 Joint Information Command, confirmed that each positive case of the disease would be counted as a new case altogether. “If a person is tested on different days, those tests are counted as separate,” he said.

    Pressed to clarify the policy, Macenka said that repeat positive cases “are counted as separate cases only if the tests occur on different days. If [a Virginia resident] tested Monday and Tuesday and both are positive, that’s two positives.””

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    No, that’s fuzzy math. Some straight up Common Core type BS.

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  11. Adam Schiff blocking the American people from seeing the truth?

    Say it isn’t so….. 🙄

    He’s a fraud and a serial liar. It’s what he does.

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  12. Van Grack needs to be disbarred and jailed for his many crimes.

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  13. Judicial Watch has filed a lawsuit seeking Dr. Fauci and the WHO’s records.

    Maybe we’ll get some answers….

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  14. More fake news.

    Pathetic.

    “CBS News Faked A Long Line Of Cars To Make Coronavirus Tests Seem Hard To Get”

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  15. Re: the first story about the girl in the stormtrooper costume and the police response.

    What happened in that video to that girl happens here in the U.S., too. There are plenty of stories of people being treated roughly, thrown onto the ground or up against a building, or even killed, but not being guilty of any crime.

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  16. Kizzie,

    Have to disagree. 3 cops, a hysterically crying girl in a storm trooper outfit, in front of a comic book store, who keeps trying to tell you she works there, with an obviously fake plastic blaster, not a gun, a straight up syfy prop, and on May the 4th. ends up face down having done nothing wrong.

    That doesn’t happen anywhere, ever. This is literally, the first time ever.

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  17. AJ – There was a news story a couple years ago about a young man who was showing off his new [BB or air or some other type of fake] gun in a hotel room. A passerby outside saw it through the window and called the cops.

    The video from one officer’s camera showed the young man being yelled at to get on the ground (in the hallway – no gun in sight). (There were one or two other officers there as well.) The man was flat on the floor, ready to be cuffed. But the officer demanded that he crawl towards him. At some point, the man reached back to pull up his shorts, which were falling down as he crawled. He was instantly shot and killed. He had done nothing wrong.

    There was the man who was a caretaker for a young autistic man who had something that I guess the cops thought was a gun. The caretaker was on the ground, pleading with the cops not to shoot. They shot him (the caretaker) anyway. (Fortunately, it wasn’t fatal.)

    I’m pretty sure there are other examples, I just can’t think of them off the top of my head.

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  18. And what you just described is nothing like the above.

    He had a realistic looking air gun, not a movie prop syfy blaster.

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    Those are nothing like the above, with these outrageous circumstances. Not at all.

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