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2nd Apr 2020 by tomhach

The (New) Great Depression – Why America’s Response to Coronavirus Adds Disaster to Catastrophe

America’s response to Coronavirus has been, in a word, disastrous. It adds disaster to the catastrophe of a new global pandemic. If you’ve thought something like the above, you’re exactly right. And yet because the media is doing a fairly poor job of explaining just why, let me. America’s stimulus program gives a one-off payment of $1200 to people — and even that’s conditional on income. Good enough, right? Wrong. Every other rich country by now has guaranteed incomes, in some form or other. Sweden, to 90%. Denmark subsidizing 75% of incomes. Take the other most capitalist society in the world, Britain Even there, incomes have been guaranteed: Britain, to 80% of income. In Europe, most nations have gone even further, making not just emergency payments to workers for as long as the crisis will last, but mortgages have already been suspended, which is another way to guarantee incomes. By this measure, America’s paltry $1200 one-off payment looks inadequate — because it is. Deeply and profoundly so. Before I come to the other ways, let’s discuss why America’s response has been so dismal. The fear is that inflation will wrack the economy if people are to “get paid for free.” But nothing could be more wrong. Inflation, often misunderstood by Americans, because American economics, is to put it kindly, a joke, is really this: spirals in wages and prices. Now think of the average American. He or she is suddenly out of work — and facing the prospect of sudden and long-lasting bankruptcy. In other words, the average American is facing a deflationary shock. One so total, the like has never been seen in modern history. Overnight, literally, their income has gone to zero. That deflationary shock will ripple outwards through the economy. It will cause prices to fall, because people won’t have enough money to buy the same levels of stuff. Prices for what? For everything. For houses, food, cars, and so forth. That deflation probably won’t make the headlines, because they’ll be full of profiteering scandals. Of course profiteering will take place, but across the larger economy, the effect of deflationary shocks will be what it always is: depression. Depression means: After they lose their incomes Americans will then lose their savings, their homes, whatever other assets they had, like retirement and college and funds and so forth. They will struggle to afford the basics, even more than the already did — remember, America was already an economy in which 75% struggled to pay basic bills, like food, housing, and utilities, even before Coronavirus. Now imagine them being even poorer than that. The stage has now been set for a depression. Precisely because idea that a danger from the government supporting people during a catastrophe is “inflation” is backwards — the real danger is deflation. That deflationary shock is taking place as we speak, like a mega-earthquake, an extinction level event, which is making millions of Americans go from a relatively paltry income to…zero income. That is why a $1200 payment to people isn’t nearly enough. Those jobs aren’t suddenly going to magically come back. Why not? That brings me to the second reason America’s Coronavirus response is inadequate. Businesses are already going bankrupt. How many can you count? Just take a look down your block. How many small or medium sized businesses are shuttering their doors, or on the verge? Your local bakery, brewer, butcher — if you even had one left? America’s stimulus program offers little real support to the economy. It gives mega-corporations huge bailouts. But for everyone else, it offers little to no real support. Maybe — and I stress maybe — your average business gets a small loan or a tax break from the government. But what good is a loan or a tax break when the basis of your business has simply fallen apart? Think of a supply chain: it’s a complex web of businesses. Like an ecosystem, the shock of losing customers suddenly ripples outwards and upwards. Sure, all these businesses can take on loans and get minor-league tax breaks. So what? That doesn’t solve the problem of no income at all. Those businesses will all still soon fold, as their debt spirals out of control, while their revenues plunge to near zero — and no amount of tax breaks can fix that, either. Loans are not really a “stimulus.” The Fed doesn’t give banks “loans” during a crisis — it simply throws free money at them. It literally simply puts money in their accounts in the central bank. Yes, really. That is precisely what America should have done for businesses, too. It should have guaranteed their incomes, just as it should have guaranteed personal incomes. That’s what Italy and Germany did: businesses at risk don’t get loans, they get grants. And in Spain and France, they get government guaranteed funds, in which “guaranteed” means that any debt will probably be written off after the crisis. Just as the sudden loss of income for people creates an extinction level deflationary shock, so too does the sudden loss of income for businesses. That deflationary shock — business’s revenues suddenly falling to zero — will rip through the economy, causing mass layoffs, bankruptcies, and the extinction of whole sectors. Again: the stage for a historic depression has now been set. That brings me to the third and biggest reason. What’s missing from this “stimulus” package? Take a look at those brave doctors and nurses. They’re fashioning masks out of pizza boxes. They’re desperately trying to get patients to share scarce ventilators. What’s missing from this stimulus package is…stimulus. As in the real thing. What does that mean? A massive, historic, generational wave of investment in healthcare like America’s never seen before. Isn’t it obvious that’s what’s necessary right about now? That America’s barely functional healthcare system — and economy — can hardly cope with the magnitude of this shock? And yet, on the same day as it announced this stimulus package, the government also proclaimed it couldn’t spend a billion dollars on…ventilators. Wait, what? Perhaps you see the problem. Let me put it more plainly. This stimulus bill isn’t really one. It doesn’t put, say, a trillion dollars towards building new hospitals, clinics, care centers…and another trillions to new labs, research facilities, university research programs. It doesn’t recruit a million people or ten to do the sudden work of gearing a whole economy towards building the missing resources a society crippled by disease now urgently needs. What kind of work is that? This stimulus doesn’t create institutions like a Works Progress Administration — only this time for people to work in factories suddenly building ventilators and masks, or a million bright young people researching pandemics harder, or an army of everyday people visiting the elderly and making sure they’re ok, or legions making films about the pandemic, or writing about it — things which are the equivalent of digging ditches during a pandemic. Yet think about how much of that is the necessary, crucial work of this moment. Think how much work there is to really do — from building the resources we need, whether simple things like ventilators and masks, to doing new research and development, fast, to manning and managing it all, to chronicling this moment in literature and film, to building whole new hospitals and clinics, to creating a whole new sector of crisis planning. This stimulus doesn’t do any of that. It doesn’t even have a billion dollars for the scarcest and most urgently necessary resource of all — ventilators, for Pete’s sake — let alone new hospitals and clinics, or staffing existing ones better. The result is that America’s economy is still scarce of the resources it needs most to fight this pandemic, like ventilators and masks. This stimulus isn’t one because it doesn’t invest in anything new at all.

Related: Pandemic Protocol: Proven Steps to Prevent Infection Let me put all that in more formal, technical terms. A stimulus is not a stimulus when it doesn’t create any resources, lead to any larger surplus, in society. A stimulus is a stimulus when it suddenly, massively invests in society, so that new resources can be created. Often, whole new institutions must be built — like the Depression’s WPA or Reconstruction Finance Corporation — to coordinate and manage those investments. The whole point of a stimulus is to suddenly, rapidly expand society’s surplus of resources — especially desperately necessary ones — or it isn’t a stimulus at all. Those desperately necessary resources differ from crisis to crisis. What are they this time around? Ventilators. Masks. Hospitals. Care workers. Factories. Transportation. Meanwhile, mass unemployment has set in. See the obvious solution? The government can and should employ” people who are suddenly unemployed and broke to balance that equation — to create those desperately necessary resources. If it needs to create new institutions to do that — A Healthcare Crisis Agency, a Pandemic Response Bank, a Reconstruction Finance Corporation — all the better: even more people are employed to create another scarce resource, planning and coordinating. That is what a stimulus is — when we genuinely take collective action to invest together to create a surplus of critical resources that we suddenly, desperately lack. This bill literally does none of that. As in: zero. And in that way, it’s not a stimulus at all. What it is is a bailout. It’s a rescue of corporations and Wall St and the same old. It’s a bailout of capitalism — at the expense of the economy, people, and life itself. What’s a depression? A society in desperate scarcity — whether of money, homes, income, medicine, and so on, the basics — usually, as the result of a sudden, catastrophic shock. The correct result is a real stimulus — as Keynes discovered a century ago — precisely so that society can have a surplus of those critical resources. Otherwise, a deflationary spiral sets in: wages and prices fall in tandem, and people get sharply poorer in real terms, fast. The prices of these few critical resources rise, of course — but only amidst fresh and terrible poverty.

But that poverty is disaster added to catastrophe. Because depression results from some shock — the loss of a war, natural calamity, in this case, pandemic. Poverty is a consequence of inaction, folly, negligence — the lack of collective action and shared investment. America’s response to Coronavirus is as flawed and inadequate as you probably think. Compared to other rich countries, America is essentially doing next to nothing. It sets the stage for depression — by being a bailout of capitalism’s mega-rich, who already have too much, while the average person and his or her small business have long had too little. Instead of massively investing to create a surplus of critical resources, it…doesn’t invest in anything at all. That is why we will go on hearing surreal horror stories about doctors making masks from pizza boxes and nurses dying because they treated the sick without protective gear…even as we lose our own jobs and incomes…while the mega-rich go on laughing all the way to the bank. Don’t get me wrong. This stimulus is better than nothing. But what it isn’t is nearly good enough for a society as broken as America to be able to cope with catastrophe — much less grow as an improbable result of it. There’s another, harder, way to put all that. Did you really expect a ruthlessly capitalist society to be able to save itself from a pandemic? Or was it always just going to use it as a way to exploit people even harder? Sadly, the answer, my friends, is one every country but America knows by now. 

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Retail stores in large cities appear to be preparing for MASS RIOTS by boarding up their windows

Thursday, April 02, 2020 by: Franz Walker

(Natural News) As cities all over America have placed stay-at-home orders in response to the coronavirus, high-end retailers are worrying about potential civil unrest. Several shops, including those in one of Hollywood’s most famous shopping districts, are taking measures to protect themselves against possible looters. Shops on or around Beverly Hills’ Rodeo Drive seem to be preparing for the worse possible scenario during this current outbreak. Photographs have surfaced online of several of these stores having their doors and storefront windows boarded up with giant slabs of plywood. This is in addition to said stores clearing out their shelves of expensive merchandise.  When interviewed by TMZ, construction workers boarding up the Pottery Barn off Beverly Drive and Dayton Way, right near Rodeo, stated that what they were doing was only a temporary measure to protect that specific branch from bad actors. However, other photographs have now come in showing other stores in other major cities also doing the same. The defensive measures by retailers come after police departments have been hit hard by the ongoing pandemic. In some cities, hundreds of police officers have tested positive for the disease, while thousands have called in sick or are in isolation. High-end stores anticipating looting and civic unrest all over Rodeo Drive isn’t the only high-end shopping district that’s seeing it stores board up due to fears of possible looting and civil unrest. Numerous photographs have popped up over Twitter, showing shopping districts in cities around the country such as Chicago, San Francisco and more boarding up their windows. Closures of high-end retailers such as Dolce & Gabbana and Hermes at Chicago’s Magnificent Mile have prompted Luigi Zingales, professor of finance at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, to compare the situation to the 2019-20 Chilean protests where rioters looted shops and even churches in the capital of Santiago and other cities. Other cities where shops have been photographed boarding up include Kansas City and New York City. The latter is currently facing shortages of police officers due to the coronavirus. A shortage of police officers is a worry in the U.S. While open civic unrest and rioting have yet to happen in the U.S., retailers aren’t taking any chances. One of the reasons for this is that police departments themselves are being walloped by the coronavirus. A survey of over 40 law enforcement agencies done by the Associated Press shows that over 690 officers nationwide have been quarantined because of the virus. The New York City Police Department (NYPD) has been the hardest hit of all the departments surveyed. When the survey was conducted, 512 NYPD police officers had tested as positive for the virus. City officials, however, now expect the number to have ballooned to over 900 NYPD officers by March 30. (Related: Police officers are starting to die from coronavirus in US cities… what will happen if law enforcement can’t function?) One of the officers who tested positive has since died over the weekend, bringing the total of NYPD officers who’ve succumbed to it to three. Meanwhile, an even larger number of officers are in out sick or in isolation, with NYPD Police Commissioner Dermot Shea confirming that 5,000 officers were out sick as of Sunday. With police being hit as hard as they are, it’s no wonder that business owners are looking to other means to protect their stores. Should any mass riots occur, police departments may be too depleted to handle them. As such, more businesses are likely to follow suit and board up their storefronts to protect themselves. 

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Something Very Strange Going On With Conflicting COVID-19 Coronavirus Reports As ‘Every Day Things Just Keep Getting Weirder’

by Susan Duclos · Published April 2, 2020 · Updated April 2, 2020

Conflicting reports, fake and inaccurate numbers, bizarre claims, nations in lockdown, and a virus that is acting differently now than when it began in Wuhan, China. Many believe there is much more going on behind the scenes than we know about, and with each new report and conflicting coverage, that belief is looking more probable every day. Along with discussion regarding each of the aforementioned areas, as part of a reader request, we want to hear from you about what you think is going on, how dealing with this stressful time is affecting each individual while cooped up in the home or yard. With so much coverage about COVID-19, is there something else going on that is weighing on your mind? Reader thoughts to all the above are encouraged in the comment section below.

CONFLICTING REPORTS AND NUMBERS Let us provide clear examples of conflicting reports and numbers.

Using Avast Secure browser, which uses the Bing search engine, when searching for “COVID-19” a information box comes up which shows the “official” numbers of confirmed cases, deaths and recovered, in the U.S. A screen shot of that information box is shown below: On Eve Of Small Business Bailout, Biggest US Bank Says It’s Not Ready To Accept Applications Those are the numbers we see quoted by some establishment media outlets, while Wall Street Journal reports how Italy’s numbers, which are included in the “official” global numbers, are completely off and their death toll is far higher than what they have reported to date.  In the areas worst hit by the pandemic, Italy is undercounting thousands of deaths caused by the virus, a Wall Street Journal analysis shows, indicating that the pandemic’s human toll may end up being much greater, and infections far more widespread, than official data indicate. It has also been reported that China has been manipulating not only their numbers of infected but also the “recovery” numbers. But civil servants tell Caixan that businesses are actually faking these numbers. Beijing had started checking Zhejiang businesses’ electricity consumption levels, so district officials ordered the companies to start leaving their lights and machinery on all day to drive the numbers up, one civil servant said. Businesses have reportedly falsified staff attendance logs as well — they “would rather waste a small amount of money on power than irritate local officials,” Caixan writes. In Wuhan, officials have tried to make it appear that recovery efforts are going smoothly. But when “central leaders” personally survey disinfecting regimens and food delivery, local officials “make a special effort” for them and them alone, one resident told Caixan. And in a video circulating on social media, residents can be seen shouting at visiting leaders from the apartments where they’re being quarantined — “Fake, it’s all fake.” Even the Washington Post, has started questioning the numbers coming out of Wuhan itself, where the virus reportedly originated. Other recent reports confirm China has been rigging the numbers and covering up the truth, since the beginning. Physical Silver Update 4220 – What’s Available / What Price? Here in America, ANP has been informed by medical professionals that deaths that have occurred before they were tested have list cause of death as “acute respiratory failure,” and other causes due to the lack of testing or resources. The point here is none of the numbers are accurate and there is a good chance that we will never have accurate numbers, yet the establishment media continues to cite those “official” numbers even as other headlines from the same sources, provides information that contradicts their own reports. They expect people to not notice or to wave it away because they themselves are refusing to acknowledge just how bizarre the MSM’s reporting on this has been since the beginning. We also have seen readers mention another tidbit of strangeness that the general public, those that still seem to trust the MSM, completely ignores. Pastors in Florida and Louisiana are being arrested for refusing to cancel church. Also in the headlines, inmates across the U.S. are being released from prison because of coronavirus. 

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Nation News Desk 02 April 2020

Natural-born Americans who live in New York City are finding themselves unable to be admitted into the hospital because . . . ILLEGAL ALIENS are occupying so many hospital beds in the city, as the coronavirus outbreak continues to grow. New York City’s coronavirus death toll topped 1,500 on Thursday, with more than 10,000 people now hospitalized with the illness, city data shows. Over 24 hours, 188 deaths from COVID-19 were recorded in the Big Apple, bringing the total to 1,562 as of 5 p.m. on Thursday. The number of people infected inched toward 50,000, as 4,000 more cases were tallied. About 21 percent of the cases, or 10,590 patients, required hospitalization. Of the 49,707 diagnosed with the virus in the city, 16,819 were in Queens, the hardest-hit borough. Brooklyn had 13,290 cases, followed by The Bronx with 9,343, Manhattan with 7,398 and Staten Island with 2,822. In boroughs outside Manhattan, the number of ILLEGAL ALIENS who are hospitalized is even larger than in Manhattan. How many of the liberals in New York who screamed for years demanding illegals be allowed to stay in America, will now themselves DIE because those illegals have hospital beds needed by the liberals? Some might call that poetic justice. 

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Massive line at Florida food bank as unemployment sky rockets

•Apr 2, 2020

Shocking scenes in Orlando where half-mile line of cars wait for food bank after theme parks' shutdown put thousands out of work - as government reveals coronavirus has so far made 10 million Americans unemployed. 

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Failed Alliances and the Globalist Three-Pronged Attack on America

Submitted by Dave Hodges on Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 16:59.

Many of my colleagues have come to very similar conclusions. The United States is under attack and it is a three-pronged attack. These three areas consists of the following:

The Coronavirus is wreaking havoc with the economy. The intent is to inhibit the peacetime to wartime conversion of our resources (eg auto manufacturers to tanks).  The TET offensive of simultaneous and continuous domestic terrorism, including bio and chemical attacks as well as mass public shootings. This is why Trump has let Democratic mayors so severely limit public exposure with ridiculous shelter in place policies in blue cities.  A Red Dawn invasion spurred by UN and globalist banking interests which will be launched when America is sufficiently . President Trump has tried repeatedly tried to align with the Presidents of China and Russia against the globalists. Each country has its own Deep State which blocks, to some degree the effectiveness of the efforts to align against the old Rothschild empire and their minion forces which is headquartered within the European Union. And as it turned out French President Macron and Canadian leader, Trudeau, have been spearheading an effort to take down any partnerships between countries with nation interests. Here is what I discovered in early 2019.  As Merkel decries the nation-state, France’s President Emmanuel Macron hammers Trump-inspired “nationalism” in the U.S. and beyond. “Europe” — not European nations — “must be stronger…and win more sovereignty,Macron has claimed. EU members must give up their national overweight to Brussels as it pertains to “foreign affairs, migration, and development,” as well as “an increasing part of our budgets and even fiscal resources.” The globalist’s drive for a Euro-superstate is in full swing.  Putin and Trump, as previously stated here on the CSS, would very much like to establish a solid military alliance against the NWO. Conversely, French President Macron has repeatedly criticized both Trump and Putin for being nationalists. In fact, Macron has called for the creation of an European army to oppose Russian, China and the United States. The sides are being drawn into a future war between nationalists and globalists. The globalists are determined and desperate to keep the US and Russia apart. With the unleashing of the virus, that was has commenced in earnest. This is the reason behind Mueller's Russian-collusion-delusion. It is the reason that underlies Macron's call for a European army. First, we must ask the question: is America friend or foe to China? The accuracy of your answer depends solely on your perspective. In early 2019, I wrote the following, it has now come to fruition:  French leader Macron stated that a EU Army is needed to combat the nationalist desires of Russia, China and the Americans. On one hand, this makes the three super-powers de facto allies. However, the wild card here is whether or not Trump can control his administration. The same can be said for the leader of China, who Trump’s intelligence save him from a Deep State coup almost two years ago. If you look at China as being schizophrenic, first they make a pro-peace positive move only to undermine with another war-mongering move by China or by it ally in North Korea, now you know. Both Paul Preston and myself have independently come across information that demonstrates that China is partly under the control of the globalist-controlled Deep State and partly under control of the President China. Even the CCP is divided as is the military. China is ripe for a major civil war, however, the globalists are trying to hold China together as they attempt to dismantle Russia and the United States. I have learned that at least some of our intelligence sources believes that the embedded CHICOM forces in America and Mexico are now under the control of the Chinese Deep State and this makes the three pronged attack against America very volatile and unpredictable. I have also learned that China’s Deep State has a face to it, just America does. In the US, Schumer, Pelosi, Feinstein, Schiff, etc., form the operation entity that is bringing a Bolshevik Revolution to America. That is the face of our Deep State. In China, it is Wei Fenghe, the Defense Minister. He has gone rogue and is untouchable. Fenghe was the official, in a speech to the CCP last year who made a speech calling for bio-warfare against the United States. He advocates for the use of race-specific (white European) bioweapons to greatly lessen the population of the United States prior to invasion. China, he says, can only survive with our resources. I wrote a five part series last July based on a leaked transcript of his speech. To say that China is in a highly volatile positionn would be an extreme understatement. The Deep State is in China is desperate because their globalist master are very desperate. Everyone is in an extreme struggle for survival, including you, whether you realize it or not. Macron’s comments about going after Russia, China and the US are very revealing about the emerging war between the nationalists and the globalists and their proxy forces. From an American perspective, I would say the following:


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Outrage as Vegas homeless are corralled into an empty parking lot and made to sleep on the bare concrete in boxed-off areas less than six feet apart

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Homeless people in Las Vegas have been corralled into a disused parking lot and made to sleep less than six feet apart on the concrete after a resident at their shelter caught coronavirus. Last week a homeless man at the Catholic Charities' homeless shelter tested positive for Covid-19, forcing it to close and leaving 500 people without a place to sleep. The City of Las Vegas provided the vacant parking lot of Cashman Center on Saturday night. They rolled out a thin layer of carpet for one section of the concrete, but another has been left bare. Furthermore, in contravention of CDC guidelines on social distancing, the homeless are sleeping within painted boxes which do not keep them six feet apart. It comes as the number of people infected by the deadly contagion in Nevada reached 920, with 15 deaths, with a total of more than 142,000 cases in the US and 2,509 deaths. Las Vegas casinos have been shut down because of the outbreak and showbiz acts have cancelled appearances. In a statement on Saturday, Clark County Commissioner Justin Jones said, 'We're proud to be working in collaboration with the city to meet the needs of our homeless population and appreciate the quick response of the participants in standing up the facility so soon.' The fully open-air facility, which is open to the homeless from 6pm to 8am, is anticipated to remain until at least April 3 or however long it takes for the Catholic Charities shelter to re-open. Touro University medical students and physician assistant students volunteered at the parking lot over the weekend as the city authorities set up the temporary facility. County Commissioner Justin Jones told Fox: 'We're planning for seven days, but certainly that's really dependent on how quickly Catholic Charities gets reopened and how quickly the other facility is open.' Mayor Carolyn Goodman told the Reno Gazette Journal: 'The city wants to make this site available because we know the obligation we have to help ease the overflow of the Homeless Courtyard.' Freeman's Carpet Service, GES Exposition Services and the Teamsters were among those helping with provisions for the homeless. 'We've had Republic Services donating trash resources, Touro University med students will be over here doing screening, so we've really seen the community come together,' Jones told Fox. 'All the government agencies and other folks to make sure that we serve our homeless population.' 

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EXCLUSIVE: Number of people attending crisis kitchen at Los Angeles' Skid Row TRIPLES in wake of coronavirus pandemic as charities say they are overwhelmed and fear worse is coming The number of people visiting LA's notorious Skid Row for free meals has tripled since the city went on lockdown on March 19, can disclose

Already, the area is home to 5,000 homeless people - 3,000 of whom sleep in shabby tents or on the sidewalk itself Now, photos taken exclusively by reveal there has been no decline in the number of rough sleepers in the area Local charities say they are being overwhelmed by the extra demand – which comes as donations decline Large crowds could also be seen outside other Skid Row non-profits at mealtimes when visited last Wednesday and Thursday

Georgia Berkovich, of Skid Row's Midnight Mission which provides three meals a day to the area's homeless, says the crisis has seen the numbers shoot up

She said: 'We would normally see 400 to 600 a meal... This week, we've been seeing 1700 a meal'

The spike in demand for free meals came as it was announced that 3.3m people have signed up for unemployment benefits nationwide last week

The US has the highest number of cases, with 39,700 and more than 2,400 deaths. LA has 32 deaths and 1,817 cases

Coronavirus symptoms: what are they and should you see a doctor?

By Ruth Styles In Los Angeles, California, For

Published: 09:00 EDT, 30 March 2020 | Updated: 11:23 EDT, 30 March 2020

The number of people visiting Los Angeles' notorious Skid Row for free meals has tripled since the city went on lockdown two weeks ago, can disclose.

Skid Row is home to 5,000 homeless people – 3,000 of whom sleep in shabby tents or wrapped in blankets on the sidewalk itself. LA Mayor Eric Garcetti said the city would add thousands of temporary shelter beds to get the population off the streets to protect them from coronavirus on March 19. But photos taken exclusively by reveal there has been no decline in the number of rough sleepers in the area, while local charities say they are being overwhelmed by the extra demand – which comes as donations decline. Georgia Berkovich, of Skid Row's Midnight Mission which provides three meals a day to the area's homeless, says the crisis has seen the numbers coming to them for food shoot up. She said: 'Around this time of the month, we would normally see 400 to 600 a meal, sometimes as it gets closer to the end of the month, we might go as high as 1.000 a meal. 'This week, we've been seeing 1,700 a meal. We're still serving three meals a day but we're seeing three times the number of people.' Large crowds could also be seen outside other Skid Row non-profits, including The Weingart Center and Fred Jordan Missions, at mealtimes when visited last Wednesday and Thursday.  The spike in demand for free meals came as it was announced that 3.3 million people had signed up for unemployment benefits nationwide last week. Governor Gavin Newsom said last week that 1 million of those claims were made in California alone – parts of which have been shut down for weeks.

But for California's 151,000 homeless community, life has continued as normal despite the lockdown - and in spite of official attempts to help. In Los Angeles, which is home to 60,000 homeless people, Mayor Eric Garcetti has announced plans to spend $20 million on 1,600 extra shelter beds, with a further 6,000 to be delivered by the American Red Cross. Garcetti has also said he plans to put santizer stations around the city and increase the number of Porta Potty units available for the homeless to use. In a statement released on March 18, he said: 'We are taking immediate, urgent action to slow the spread of COVID-19 by helping people who are experiencing homelessness come indoors.' But when visited Skid Row, hundreds of homeless people could be seen out on the street – virtually all with little or no protective equipment.  Some were clustered chatting together in groups, while others were slumped over in doorways or passed out under quilts on the sidewalk. Most shocking of all were the crowds that gathered at mealtimes outside the missions, crammed in on the sidewalk and far less than the recommended six feet apart. Approached by about what the city is doing to control the crowds of people on Skid Row, a member of Garcetti's public affairs team said she had no explanation but would ask a member of the operations team to reach out with further information. At the time of publication, was still waiting for a response. The homeless are among the most vulnerable people in Los Angeles with many suffering from underlying health conditions, as well as drink and drug addiction. According to a report released last year by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, heart disease is the third biggest cause of death among the homeless. It is also one of the serious underlying conditions that can produce a worse outcome in those who are infected with COVID-19.  Overdoses are a regular occurrence on Skid Row, with EMTs seen arriving three times in one hour on Wednesday.  Other hazards of life on Skid Row include low-level crime, traffic danger and violence – the same LA County report noted that murder accounts for six percent of deaths among residents every year. As a result, coronavirus could prove especially deadly if it is allowed to run rampant among California's homeless community. Berkovich thinks it may already be too late to stop it, telling 'There have not been any cases in the homeless community [officially] but I don't know…  'There hasn't been enough testing done to have a number and I suspect that there may be some who do test positive but we won't know because there are not enough tests right now.' Berkovich added: 'It's impossible to keep six feet apart in Skid Row. If you look at the homeless encampments, the tents are side by side. 'If it hits the community, there's going to be no way from stopping it from spreading.' But unlike the rest of Los Angeles, the residents of Skid Row cannot ride out the storm at home because – despite Garcetti's pledge of more beds – they have nowhere to go. Charities working in the area are attempting to stem the tide by insisting that all volunteers and staff have their temperatures checked before arriving for work each day. Cleaning has been stepped up, both in the missions and on the street itself where gaggles of street cleaners have been seen attempting to disinfect the area. And the hand sanitizer stations and extra Porta Potty units promised by Garcetti have materialized in small numbers. But there was little sign of any efforts to inform the homeless of the situation, with Berkovich saying they are more isolated than ever after being stripped of their usual opportunities to see the news in restaurants or cafes. The one tent on Skid Row that had a red cross on it was being used for religious rather than medical purposes, with lists of Bible reading times written on the side. Like Garcetti, Newsom has also pledged help and said last week that he plans to spend $150 million on housing the homeless in hotels and trailers for the duration of the crisis. On March 18, he said the state has already purchased 1,309 trailers and leased two hotels.

He said: 'California is deploying massive resources to get these vulnerable residents safely into shelter, removing regulatory barriers and securing trailers and hotels to provide immediate housing options for those most at risk.

'Helping these residents is critical to protecting public health, flattening the curve and slowing the spread of COVID-19.' But with 151,000 homeless people living in California, the extra beds already in place are far from being enough. Berkovich said: 'There is no Safer At Home for the people who have no home. This Safer At Home initiative just seems especially cruel for them.' 

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COVID-19: Distancing is no solution to a spiritual problem

By Herbert W. Titus and William J. Olson March 29, 2020

As the great Titanic continued to sink in the frigid waters of the North Atlantic, bringing certain death to the men remaining on board, some safety boat survivors remembered hearing the big ship’s string quartet playing the hymn Nearer My God to Thee. In that last dark hour, there was no one left to turn to. The title words from that moving hymn were most fitting, as James, the half-brother of Jesus had already reassured the passengers: “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.” James 4:8 (NAS). This lesson, having been well taught and understood in 1912, remains equally true for all generations everywhere. “For that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them.” Romans 1:19-20. The current risk of infection and the risk of mortality and morbidity is tiny compared to being on a sinking ship, but on March 14, 2020, President Trump boldly called for focus on the spiritual, seeking God’s help in his message to the nation, and calling for a National Day of Prayer on the COVID-19 threat. It was disappointing that President Trump made no call to national repentance for the sins of the nation, but that was likely a bridge too far for large segments of the people. Indeed, in response to his call for prayer, the President received mocking from many, and there have been few references to an Almighty God since then. Instead, the rest of his Administration’s efforts have been earthly -- what we the American people, and our state and federal governments, can do in our own power. Foremost among the concrete steps urged, if not enforced, upon the general public is to practice social distancing, that is, stay home and wash your hands. But distancing is no solution to a spiritual problem. And it certainly does not work for everyone. Distancing does not protect persons who must work for a living in close proximity with others, who cannot risk losing a job, a car, or a house. It is not on option for those who provide necessary assisted living for the elderly or infirm. Nor is it available to first-responders, much less for those living and working inside our woefully over-populated prisons. And, although long-distance learning alleviates the burden of supervision, teachers are not yet robots-in-waiting, eliminating all need of actual classrooms for human interchange. At best, distancing modulates the behavior of those who enjoy the best of health, and those who would otherwise act presumptuously. But on the other hand, isolation and loneliness is said to deplete the immune system and increase susceptibility to illness. While there are no doubt benefits from the nation’s current distancing containment policy and practices, they fall short of attaining one necessary objective: the defeat of paralyzing and mind-clouding fear of falling prey of the influenza. “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7. Fear produces a confused mind, rather than a sound, sober one. Fear will cause us to pull up the covers and hide in bed. Fear will result in accepting, even welcoming, sometimes demanding, assertions of government power which exceed constitutional limits. The virus will pass, but fear of it could destroy the foundations of our constitutional republic.

Defeating fear is possible, but only if the American people draw near to God. As Moses wrote: And [God] said, “if you will give ear to the voice of the Lord, and do what is right in his sight, and give ear to his commandments, and keep all of His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I put on the Egyptians for I, the Lord, am your healer.” Exodus 15:16. Many would dismiss this Biblical admonition on the ground that it is limited to its specific context, applicable only to Israel and her people. Ontologically, they are mistaken. There is not one disease, not one people, not one nation outside the healing power of God. As The Gospel of Matthew attests: [J]esus healed all who were ill. This was to fulfill what was spoken through Isaiah the prophet: HE, HIMSELF TOOK OUR INFIRMITIES AND CARRIED AWAY OUR DISEASES. Matthew 8:16(b)-17. "God's Light of Hope," licensed in the public domain by Robert Knacke Rather than focusing exclusively on running away one from another, distancing ourselves from friends and family in fear of COVID-19, we also ought to be running to Jesus, that “we might die to sin and live to righteousness; for by his wounds [we] were healed.” 1 Peter 2:24. We know from Daniel 2:17 that “the Most High rules in the kingdom of men.” But we must come to the Lord on His terms, not ours. He has the power to remove temporal judgments from the people, but repeatedly in Scripture we see His precondition of repentance -- a change of mind, and a change of behavior. See 2 Peter 3. There is no repentance inherent in simply asking God to remove the current “plague.” Where are the calls from the Ministers of God to both believers and nonbelievers to repent? If repentance is ignored, why should we expect a righteous God to end the plague? How should we expect Him to respond to executive orders issued by some Governors to shut down all elective surgeries, except for the one procedure which is murderous? To the Lord, we sound like the people who “cursed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, but they refused to repent of what they had done.” Revelation 16:11 (NIV). Not long after the nation saw God’s hand move as this nation was given its independence from a British Empire wielding the greatest military power on earth, our first President showed no reluctance to declare America’s utter dependence on our Creator God, as he entreated the Hebrew Congregations of Savanah, Georgia: May the same wonder-working Deity, who long since delivering the Hebrews from their Egyptian Oppressors planted them in the promised land, whose providential agency has lately been conspicuous in establishing these United States as an independent Nation, still continue to water them with the dews of Heaven and to make the inhabitants of every denomination participate in the temporal and spiritual blessings of that people whose God is Jehovah. May we Americans, individually and collectively, draw near to God in this time of crisis, “for He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.” Hebrews 11:6. Herbert W. Titus taught constitutional law for 26 years, concluding his academic career as founding dean of Regent Law School. William J. Olson held three positions in the Reagan Administration. They now practices constitutional law together, defending against government excess, at William J. Olson, P.C., Vienna, Virginia. E-mail , visit , or follow . 

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Alasdair Macleod – Panic And The End Of Fiat Currencies

March 19, 2020

Alasdair Macleod discusses the current panic and the end of fiat currencies.

Panic And The End Of Fiat Currencies

March 19 (King World News) – Alasdair Macleod: The unilateral response from governments to the coronavirus is to helicopter money to people and their businesses in unlimited quantities. Their priority is to keep the debt-driven Keynesian show on the road, and policy makers are approaching the task with unseemly gusto. There was evidence that the credit cycle was already on the turn with the global economy entering its regular period of financial and economic crisis even before the coronavirus hit. Thinking it is only a matter of dealing with the pandemic before returning to normal is therefore a common and fatal mistake. The combination of current events is leading to an infinite problem: central banks, and the Fed in particular, are trying to backstop everything and they will undoubtedly fail. The central issue is the dawning inability of the Fed, in charge of the world’s reserve currency, to keep financial markets under control. The quantities of money required to rescue the US economy and dollar-centric supply chains abroad are potentially far greater than anyone realizes and will destroy not just the dollar, but the whole fiat money system of rigged financial markets upon which debt financing depends. The EU is in a similar but more parochial fix with the addition of a banking system visibly on the verge of collapse. The timescale for the demise of unsound fiat currencies is likely to be very short, by the end of 2020 – exactly three centuries since a similar fiat currency experiment failed in John Law’s Mississippi bubble. Introduction Doubting Thomases must surely realise by now that the central banks are in danger of losing control over financial market prices, not just for a short period of time, but more drastically than that. Besides a new round of quantitative easing announced last Sunday – $500bn into Treasuries and $200bn into agency debt – the new target for the Fed funds rate was lowered to 0 – ¼ %. This 1% cut followed an earlier reduction in the funds rate of ½ % as well as last Thursday’s announcement of a $1.5 trillion cap on three-month and one-month repos. To these sums we must add the $60bn in purchases of coupon-bearing securities also announced last Thursday. Taken together, that is a liquidity injection into the American banking system of $2.206 trillion, which in context will be the equivalent of a 59% increase in the Fed’s balance sheet since the repo crisis started in September. A further source of monetary inflation is in the dollar swap lines with the Bank of Canada, Bank of England, Bank of Japan, the ECB and the Swiss National Bank. Clearly, the Fed is doing everything it can to achieve a number of objectives simultaneously. It needs to ensure the funding is in place for the US Government, which is dramatically increasing its spending. It must ensure the banks have sufficient reserves so as not to foreclose on its customers, thereby preventing a deflationary contraction of bank credit. It needs to inject liquidity into wholesale money markets to ensure no financial entity becomes insolvent. It is trying to anticipate future negative effects of the coronavirus, which are likely to be far greater than anyone dares admit in public. Heroically, the Fed’s public mission is to rescue the American economy single-handedly by providing the money required. And last but not least, it must retain control over financial market pricing to deliver these objectives. Over the last fortnight that control was demonstrably lost. Equities crashed and government bonds soared, but values of the latter were somewhat false, because in the absence of liquidity market makers increased their bid/offer spreads and reduced their size; that is to say the quantity of bonds they were prepared to deal in on the widened quote were nominal. As well as volatility, the market makers, being brokerage subsidiaries of the banks, were restricted in the amount of liquidity provided by their parents, reflecting a wider systemic shortage. The Fed hopes that by providing an unprecedented quantity of dollar liquidity that normality will return, and all its objectives listed in the penultimate paragraph above can be achieved. But, returning to a theme of recent Goldmoney Insights, the relationship between the dollar and financial assets has become eerily similar to that between John Law’s livres and his Mississippi bubble three-hundred years ago. The massive printing of livres and livres bank credit to support Law’s asset bubble failed, firstly by undermining the purchasing power of his livres to zero measured against gold and silver, and then by failing to prevent a collapse in the targeted financial asset, his Mississippi venture. Today, the situation is only different in that the Fed is trying to save the status quo rather than construct a new one. But from December 2015 the gold price began to rise from $1050 to current levels, which is the appropriate non-fiat measure of the dollar’s purchasing power. This fact says much about gold and silver’s reaction last week and this, which was to fall heavily in paper form, while physical demand led to shortages and premiums everywhere. And now we have credible reports of refinery output being curtailed, particularly in Switzerland’s Ticino canton where three of the large Swiss refiners are based.

After the mid-eighties, gold was used as a low interest rate form of collateral for the purchase of other higher-yielding assets. In recent years that function has ceased, and it has become a plaything of bullion banks, skilled at using futures and forwards to soak up speculative demand in a highly profitable fleecing of speculative interest. The continuance of this game depended entirely on the Fed and other central banks setting the framework for prices of financial assets in the wider context by retaining an iron control over markets. Recent events have shown that that has almost certainly come to an end and increasingly the bullion banks see a logic in getting out of the gold and silver paper business by squaring their books. Estimating dollar liquidity requirements It is worth noting that the global economy as well as that of the US is on the cusp of a credit cycle that was turning into its regular contractionary stage, even before the coronavirus exploded onto the world stage. The massive expansion of both base money and bank credit since the Lehman crisis coupled with American trade protectionism replicates the situation in late-1929 when the Wall Street crash began, the Dow fell 89% and the great depression followed. The twin vectors behind those events are of different relative force today. Then, trade tariffs were jacked up 30% on average by the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act, more than today’s American protectionism against Chinese imports. But this time, the expansion of money and bank credit over recent decades is far, far larger, and we are entitled to expect a synergistic effect between these two factors leading towards a similar result. That being the case, the coronavirus is an added burden on the world’s economy which was already tipping into a slump, and will be particularly damaging for its reserve currency, the dollar. The disruptions the pandemic brings to supply chains are a dramatic advancement and escalation of what would have happened over time anyway. Across all businesses there are those which have assets that can be sold and have cash at the bank to draw down, and there are those whose cash and liquid assets are limited or barely exist. When the former category draws down on cash reserves, deposits at the banks are reduced. The banks then have to either borrow the difference in money markets or reduce their holdings of assets, usually in the form of loans, Treasury bills, Treasury bonds, commercial bills or commercial bonds. Inevitably, the choice will devolve down to a reduction in the banks’ individual balance sheets, satisfied by reducing their loan books and by asset sales. On the other hand, there are businesses running on overdrafts, which will find out if their banks are still good for pre-agreed overdraft ceilings. Given the drawdowns on business deposits from their more liquid customers, it is likely they will seek to reduce overdraft ceilings to help balance their books. But businesses also face decisions as to whether they and their customers will survive the pandemic. Government promises to help is usually offered in loans, in which case they will have to be repaid, merely putting off the evil day. Many SMEs will choose to close in order for their owners to rescue what they can rather than face a drift into bankruptcy. Some will try to survive by cutting costs, such as airlines laying off staff on unpaid leave, or by lengthening payment times, passing the problem to their suppliers. The notional exposure of America’s banks to this aspect of difficulties faced by private sector businesses is illustrated in outstanding loans and leases, which according to the St Louis’s FRED database stands at $10.12 trillion. FRED’s chart above shows how the last credit crisis caused a contraction in outstanding loans and leases, and we know that this crisis is bound to do so again. But what will be the scale of the developing credit crisis, given that by bunching payment issues the coronavirus has increased the impact and its suddenness? To estimate a ballpark figure, we should look at gross output (GO). Unlike GDP, which captures final sales value, GO includes the payments between production stages, and is illustrated in FRED’s chart below. The effect of the last credit crisis in 2008-2009 was significant, knocking about $4 trillion off the total. This time, with the added burden of widespread supply chain payment failures it obviously will be far larger. We can only guess what a national shutdown will do. If, as in Italy and France, Americans end up only being able to buy pharmaceuticals and food, that would preserve only 8% of GO. Payment failures will therefore be a significant part of the remaining $36 trillion of the GO statistic. Not only are all goods, but services are affected as well. And supply chains are not as simple as the term might suggest with a one-dimensional series of inputs leading to a final product. Inputs from many other sources are required in each step of the way. It is no exaggeration to say that the interconnectedness of all these processes accounts for nearly all of private sector GO. That payment failures are beginning to have an impact is seen in the enhanced level of repo facilities daily extended by the Fed. It can only escalate from here. Dollar payments in supply chains are not confined to US domestic manufacturing but apply to dollar-denominated chains of imported goods in other jurisdictions, of which Apple’s iPhone manufacturing supply chain is a prime example. All it takes is one small delivery hitch and suddenly expected payments that do not materialise have to be covered all down the line, We cannot know the true extent of the likely problem, but with major economies being disrupted by the virus for more than a month or two and with everyone working on a just-in-time basis the banking system will end up with deposit drawdowns, demands for increased overdraft facilities and non-performing loans totalling as much as two or three times FRED’s total loans and leases outstanding from businesses, not just in America, but in dollar trade settlement chains abroad as well. No wonder there are emerging liquidity issues in the system. But with the Fed and the US government promising to underwrite all businesses facing difficulties as a consequence of the virus, the inflationary consequences for the dollar will be staggering. The responsibility of the dollar being the world’s reserve currency is that the Fed’s remit must also cover both domestic and foreign dollar settlements if it is to continue to maintain control over pricing in American financial markets. Realistically, the chances of success are close to nil, partly because the Fed will be slow to offer facilities to those parts of dollar-settling supply chains outside the countries with existing currency swap agreements. China, South Korea and Taiwan, and others will have to resort to liquidation of dollar reserves, including US Treasuries. And then there are those that rely on dollar funding in the broader sense: Credit Suisse’s Zoltan Pozsar highlights Scandinavia, Southeast Asia, Australia and South America, to which we can add the entire shadow banking systems in London and all other non-US financial centres. [i] Unless it implements Section 133.3 of the Federal Reserve Act (which allows the Fed to lend directly to non-banks) the only channel for liquidity flows is through commercial banks in the federal system. Even if the Fed makes infinite liquidity available to them, the Fed will be unable to stop banks from managing their risks as they see fit. Banks will at the margin reduce their balance sheet leverage and collectively risk descending into a cycle whereby collateral liquidation leads to falling values for financial assets, forcing further liquidation of collateral when formally secure lending becomes uncovered. This was one of the evils of fractional reserve banking identified by Irving Fisher in the great depression. And logic simply tells us liquidity provided by the Fed will be readily absorbed by the banks and not passed to many of their riskier customers, particularly in the SME sector. We should be in no doubt that while it is easy for the government and its central bank to promise funds to businesses so they can continue to trade, it is virtually impossible in practice for them to do so in a timely manner. But if, as hopefully this article has demonstrated, payment disruption and failure is likely to be on a scale far greater than outstanding loans and leases, the debauchment of the currency will without doubt undermine its purchasing power. As we have shown above, the total settlement chain at risk onshore in the US is captured in GO, which officially stands at $38 trillion. For comparison, the amount of money in public hands, that is cash, checkable deposits and savings deposits, is just under $14 trillion, the bulk of which is matched by bank credit, which will almost certainly contract. If the US Government and the Fed are to make good on their promise to rescue businesses from the coronavirus, they are committing themselves potentially to helicopter considerably more money through the banks than is currently held in public hands. It cannot happen in one hit: that would be absurd. It is more likely that it will be dispensed in tranches, of which last week’s $2.206 trillion is the first. Whether Mnuchin’s announcement of $1.2 trillion being helicoptered nationwide is part of or additional to that announced by the Fed is immaterial. Once that is absorbed, not only would markets depend on further tranches being rapidly announced and rapidly delivered, but they will begin to discount the consequences as well. Given that the Fed is backstopping it all by expanding its own balance sheet, in a matter of a few months its monetary base will have to expand to unknowable multiples of the current $3.44 trillion, shown in FRED’s chart, above. The government funding problem It will be impossible for the Fed to dramatically expand the monetary base without undermining the purchasing power of the currency, particularly since it had already been expanded by an unprecedented 350% in the wake of the Lehman crisis eleven years ago. The principal method deployed is expected to be the same, that is to say quantitative easing. The advantage to the Fed is QE funds the government borrowing requirement and bolsters commercial bank reserves at the same time. Before the current hiatus the Congressional Budget Office forecast a Federal Government budget deficit of just over a trillion dollars. Government spending, not least on coronavirus related issues, is likely to be greater than forecast, and tax revenues, if they are not merely put into abeyance will fall considerably. Consequently, the deficit will rise, and it is conceivable it will be running at twice the forecast level. When markets settle down from recent events, traders will be asking themselves who else, other than the Fed, will buy US Treasury bonds. And then there will be a further question: with banks, non-banks and foreigners dashing for dollar liquidity, who will buy their existing holdings of Treasury debt? The funding problem can only be estimated in an omnibus fashion, by wrapping up government borrowing needs, bolstering bank balance sheets, dealing with global payment failures etc. into one solution. Before the coronavirus hit and began dislocating the entire financial system, credit cycle analysis assumed a slump could double the budget deficit, adding a further trillion or so to existing government funding requirements. Rarely has consideration been given to additional systemic issues because they were unknown. That is no longer the case. Given that through QE or asset purchase programmes all the funding and liquidity problems highlighted in this article are likely to be addressed, it is no exaggeration to say that by the year-end that could involve doubling or tripling the quantity of US Treasury bonds and bills in the secondary market, perhaps taking them from $16.7 trillion currently to over $40 trillion. Then there is a secondary problem: of the existing pile of $16.7 trillion, $9.8 trillion is owned by foreigners, likely to be forced to sell them down in the search for liquidity or simply to avoid portfolio losses. Since we are focused on the dollar as reserve currency, we have not even scratched the surface of problems in other currencies. The eurozone in particular has banking problems, which given the likely economic and financial effects of the coronavirus will see major bank failures in a matter of months, if not in weeks. Only last night the ECB announced a further €750bn stimulus to its existing asset purchase programmes, from which individual nations will fund their promises to subsidise industry and employment. The British and European governments stand ready to shower their populations with money. The British this week announced a package of support amounting to an estimated £320bn, helicoptering money and bridging loan facilities to small businesses everywhere. Echoing Mario Draghi, in the words of both Boris Johnson and his Chancellor Rishi Sunak repeated multiple times, whatever it takes. France announced a similar €300bn package as well, Germany has promised €500bn, and others are following suit. The ECB’s €750bn is already too little. Everywhere, the fiat currency solution is print, print, print. With interest rates at or below the zero bound it is all that central banks can do, while their governments will face declining tax revenues as well as increasing welfare commitments. Thus far, there is no recognition yet of the pan-European supply chain problem. The EU’s GO is similar in scale to that of US GO, additional to all announced inflationary support allocated so far. It is suddenly becoming clear that the global Keynesian experiment of the last ninety years faces an existential crisis. The explosion of funding requirements can only be satisfied so long as bond markets maintain current valuation levels. In other words, we have become dependent and complicit on markets rigged by the state and are facing the same fate as that of John Law’s France exactly three hundred years ago. Once the problems started, his unbacked currency became valueless in about ten months. As then, the fate of financial markets today depends entirely on fiat currencies, because their issuers are becoming the only buyers of their own debt. Price inflation; myth and reality  Government statisticians have succeeded in goal-seeking a two per cent rate of price inflation by statistical method. Part of the market control mechanism has been for this and other government statistics to be accepted by investors as true. That being the case, a low-growth outlook, in other words one that does not threaten a rise in price inflation, broadly justifies the current pricing levels of government bonds. Given their personal experience that the rate of price inflation is actually considerably higher, one would think that managers of bond funds would realise the deceit, but the fact is that they are blind to it. Being prepared to ignore the reality of their own experience and accept the authorities’ version of the rate of price inflation is central to government control over price levels in financial markets. If, as independent sources such as and the Chapwood Index conclude, prices are rising at approximately a ten per cent clip then a 10-year maturity US Treasury bond should have a gross redemption yield of at least that, implying a market price below well below fifty cents on the dollar. A collapse in US Treasury prices of that magnitude would be a disaster for government finances, and the whole Keynesian scheme. The cost of debt funding would rapidly spiral out of control. Given our thesis that funding payment failures and other objectives will require a veritable explosion in the quantity of government debt forced on the market, it is almost certain the dollar’s value in terms of purchasing power will be fatally compromised. It will initially be reflected in the dollar price of gold, as described in the introduction to this article… Supplies of the basics that people buy for their day to day existence are already in short supply with supermarket shelves empty, which tells us that following the initial stages of the current economic and financial dislocation prices will rise, even before taking into account the acceleration of monetary debasement already in the works. Price rises of these staples could lead to price controls, which will only make things worse, a playbook seen throughout history from the time of Diocletian (284-305AD) onwards. But this inflation is different in many ways. Instead of being primarily a collapse of purchasing power driven by the public’s rejection of their state’s fiat currency, it will be driven by a matching, but slightly lagging collapse of the whole panoply of financial asset values. That at least is the lesson of the only other recorded instance of it happening, John Law’s pre-Keynesian scheme. The outlook for gold and silver

The current market hiatus has seen a breakdown between financial markets and physical bullion, with supplies of coin and small bars sold out. To add to supply problems, it is rumoured that the three major Swiss refiners based in the Ticino canton are either in lockdown or having logistical problems. The dichotomy is between the world of financial assets and the real world of people. Events over the last few weeks have raised the possibility that the central banks, particularly the Fed in whose dollars everything is priced, are losing control over the whole financial system. Normally scared into financial submission, ordinary people are not buying the establishment’s Kool-Aid anymore. They know nothing, they do not understand what is happening, but at the margin they want precious metals at any price.

The monetary find this behaviour unacceptable. They have routinely killed off embarrassing price rises in gold and silver as the means of subduing public interest. The prospect of monetary inflation following a coronavirus lockdown will make it impossible to repeat the exercise successfully, because of the monetary inflation involved. Meanwhile, bullion banks are in a bind, having far greater gold and silver obligations than their access to physical gold for cover. These obligations are overwhelmingly in paper, futures and forwards, as well as liabilities to customers with unallocated accounts. Anecdotal evidence also suggests that customers with allocated accounts have already had difficulties getting physical delivery in recent years. Therefore, while public demand for physical bullion has been increasing, the bullion establishment has become badly exposed to the monetary consequences of the coronavirus pandemic. Central banks and the Bank for International Settlements cannot afford to see a bullion bank blow-up, and doubtless have been working behind the scenes to prevent one. Gold is likely being leased to the bullion banks, giving them some liquidity on paper, but in practice it never leaves the central bank’s vault and therefore its possession. Futures are sold with the purpose of triggering the speculators’ stops, creating an avalanche effect on the price. The intention is for bullion banks to either get at least square in their positions or preferably long, because they know that when the suppression exercise is over, the price of gold and silver will rise dramatically in the face of fiat money expansion. What they don’t know yet is the fate of fiat currency. We know from analysing John Law’s experience in 1720 that in 2020 we are likely to see the end of it very soon. Conventionally expressed, that gives gold and silver prices of infinity, and moves of a hundred bucks or so are immaterial.

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Eric King: “John, people look around at the carnage in the mining sector and ask themselves, ‘What should I be buying?’ And your company has the most powerful fundamentals in terms of massive growth in production, high grade ounces, and dramatically expanding cash flow of any gold producer in the world.”

Massive Growth In Production And Cash Flow

John Lewins, CEO: “First and foremost you mentioned production growth. We produced 47,000 ounces of gold in 2018, and 82,000 ounces in 2019, both of which beat guidance. The guidance for this year is 110,000-120,000 ounces of production. And we are conservatively targeting 140,000 of production for 2021. But, Eric, K92 is also one of the lowest cost producers in the world in terms of cash costs and all-in sustaining costs of sub-$700 an ounce. So we have huge margins with the gold price today near $1,500.

A Staggering $100 Million Of Cash Flow

And even more exciting is the fact that all of this growth is being funded with existing cash flow. Meaning, there will be no dilution, and our cash on hand will expand from $20 million to $40-50 million by the end of the year, even with our aggressive expansion plans. And, importantly, in 2021 we expect our cash flow to be a staggering $100 million, even at today’s gold price. High Grade Production Will Increase To 250,000-300,000 Ounces And, Eric, we currently have a resource of 2.8 million ounces of gold, but we are about to release a new resource estimate that includes 18 months of drilling. That will dramatically expand our resource to roughly the 5 million ounce level. Every time we drill it, we expand it. Our hit rate from our drilling has been 100%, and we currently have 5 drill rigs continuing to expand that resource. It’s open at depth. It’s 1,100 meters at depth so far, and we haven’t drilled a hole at depth that hasn’t hit the system. And we haven’t drilled a hole to the south that hasn’t hit the system. So it’s open to the south and at depth. That is why we are planning to ramp up production to 250,000-300,000 ounces a year in the future. This will more than double our already ramped up production guidance for 2020. One Of The Greatest Growth Stories In The World We have already bought the equipment and committed the capital for that growth. And, again, we are using our existing cash flow for all of this future growth, while dramatically expanding our cash balance. So yes, Eric, K92 is one of the greatest and most exciting growth stories in the mining world, and this pullback in the mining space has created a tremendous opportunity for investors. K92, symbol KNT in Canada and KNTNF in the US.

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Friday, March 20, 2020

As America Falls We All Suffer  God Abases the Proud, but Exalts the Righteous.

To the Chief Musician; set to [the tune of] “Do Not Destroy.” A Psalm of Asaph. A Song.

We give thanks and praise to You, O God, we give thanks,

For Your [wonderful works declare that Your] name is near;

People declare Your wonders.

2 “When I select an appointed time,

I will judge with equity,” [says the Lord].

3 “The earth and all the inhabitants of it melt [in tumultuous times].

It is I who will steady its pillars. Selah.

4 “I said to the arrogant, ‘Do not boast;’

And to the wicked, ‘Do not lift up the horn [of self-glorification].

5 ‘Do not lift up your [defiant and aggressive] horn on high,

Do not speak with a stiff neck.’”

6 For not from the east, nor from the west,

Nor from the desert comes exaltation.

7 But God is the Judge;

He puts down one and lifts up another.

8 For a cup [of His wrath] is in the hand of the Lord, and the wine foams;

It is well mixed and fully spiced, and He pours out from it;

And all the wicked of the earth must drain it and drink down to its dregs.

9 But as for me, I will declare it and rejoice forever;

I will sing praises to the God of Jacob.

10 All the horns of the wicked He will cut off,

But the horns of the righteous will be lifted up.

Psalm 7


Pride goes before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall. Proverbs 16:18

Three pillars of Trump’s case for reelection are collapsing all at once

Feb. 4 was probably the pinnacle of Donald Trump’s presidency.

A few minutes past 9 p.m. ET, Trump entered the ornate House Chamber and then glad-handed his way down the aisle, all to the sound of thundering applause from Republicans, who chanted “four more years.” This was Trump’s third State of the Union address. The 90-minute speech Trump delivered was packed with the confidence, self-flattery and showmanship that have become hallmarks of his tenure. Trump campaigned on “draining the swamp” of big government. Now he wants Americans to trust in big government to fight coronavirus and save the economy. godless Communist China was a backwards economy before Empire America Babylon got involved in the early 70's. This is a fact that you will never hear from greedy, corrupt Washington and the lying media. They moved nearly all US manufacturing, production and factories over there because it was cheaper and fit the agenda of the globalists. The corrupt Washington politician's took $$$ campaign contributions, PAC money and every bribe to allow a Communist government to become a diabolical threat to America. That is why corrupt Democrat Presidential candidate Joe Biden and his corrupt son Hunter Biden are not in Federal Prison for taking $$$ millions from China, Ukraine, etc as well as evil, greedy, corrupt, pervert Bill & Hillary Clinton with their money laundering, pay to play corrupt Global Initiative foundation.

The delusion and false hope 'Pride Before Destruction' Trump and his deep state AG Barr and deep state FBI Director Wray will never deliver any justice because evil America is too corrupt to fix. They're all corrupt as hell ! Another words - America cut its own throat and now America pays the Piper as we see California shut down as well as NY, etc. Much of the money the greedy US companies made over decades of cheap China labor has disappeared in a matter of days. Can anyone see the hand of God in judging the greedy, evil empire that worships Mammon $$$ and has turned far away from Him ?


Right after the elite$ of planet earth in rebellion against the Creator met in Davos, Switzerland @ the World Economic Forum where they plan and implement their satan inspired agenda we immediately have a global pandemic and global pandemonium strikes. They don't try and hide their agenda like they used to. It's more out in the open now. This is not a coincidence as we see China after 2 or 3 months rise from the Bat poop plague they delivered to the nations and we here in the US are being told it will be more long term, (18 months) and destructive to our $ (NWO agenda) and Italy, Europe suffering even more then the China dragon did. The US Dollar $ has to collapse for the Phoenix to arise from the ashes and that is what Congress, the Senate & President Trump are doing now. Notice how China did not destroy their economy and weathered their China Bat Virus much smoother than we are ! THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAILS !

Hat tip samson7able

BROTHERS, The Davos WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM of 2019, attended by Bill Gates and friends, set in motion a personal global ID, digital, financial, and for ALL peoples on the earth, including the "unbanked" peoples. There are strong indications that it will be connected to a MANDATORY VACCINE. . .


Here is the link to this article on a Christian site, which also has a link to a secular site with the same article published 

Here is a link to the DAVOS 2019 WEF information: 

It is time to make our calling and election sure. The mark of the beast is coming. It is coming as a SNARE , a trap to test everyone on the face of the whole earth. It is time to BE AWARE that the mark of the beast is coming cloaked in all manner of "good-for-humanity" clothing. Health, digital birth records, digital financial records, digital buying and selling. And it is being programmed for every person on the face of the whole earth. AGAIN... It is time to BE AWARE that the mark of the beast is coming cloaked in all manner of "good-for-humanity" clothing. Health, digital birth records, digital financial records, digital buying and selling. And it is being programmed for every person on this earth, no matter the tribe or culture.

The LORD JESUS said, " What I+ say unto you, I+ say unto ALL: WATCH." 

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Ann Coulter: Cheap TVs, Expensive Flu

Here’s a thought: While self-quarantining with their families in multimillion-dollar Manhattan co-ops, Wall Street wives ought to have a chat with their Master of the Universe husbands about China, globalism and political correctness. Those are the vectors of their robber-baron wealth. Thanks to “globalism” — i.e., cheap goods from China — we’ve gotten many wondrous things, for example: — Toothpaste on American shelves made with a poison found in antifreeze.

Toxic Chinese drywall installed in about 100,000 U.S. homes, emitting noxious fumes that destroyed electrical wiring and metal fixtures and sickened homeowners. Replacement of the drywall, pipes and wiring cost Americans billions of dollars.

Hundreds, possibly thousands, of American dogs killed by melamine-laced Chinese dog food in 2007.

— The loss of about 200,000 beautiful maple trees lining the streets of small New England towns, eaten by Asian long-horned beetles that arrived on Chinese cargo ships in 1996. The U.S. taxpayer spends hundreds of millions of dollars to eradicate the repeated outbreaks that continue to this day, despite promises from the Chinese to do better.

Viral pandemics — H1N1 (from China), bird flu (from China), SARS (from China) and now the Wuhan virus (from China).

Is it really worth paying $3 for a T-shirt at Walmart, rather than $9? The precise reason Chinese goods are so cheap is that they skip the crucial quality-control step.

The media’s reaction to this latest pandemic out of China is to say …


Well, like most animal-to-human viruses, this one did originate in China and then spread across the globe when Chinese tourists infected people in other countries. As described by Melinda Liu in Smithsonian Magazine, the Chinese wet markets, “often poorly ventilated, with multiple species jammed together — create ideal conditions for spreading disease through shared water utensils or airborne droplets of blood and other secretions.” This 2017 article was titled: “Is China Ground Zero for a Future Pandemic?” When the pandemic arrived, at least the World Health Organization leapt to action. First step: Find a cure? Develop a vaccine? Demand protections for the elderly? NO!

WHO officials got together and worked on coming up with a new name for the “Wuhan virus” that sounded less Asian. Next, the WHO put out a “Fact Sheet” to ensure that those with Kung Flu would not be stigmatized. It instructed: “DO — talk about people ‘acquiring’ or ‘contracting’ #COVID-19.

“DON’T — talk about people ‘transmitting COVID-19,’ ‘infecting others’ or “spreading the virus’ as it implies intentional transmission & assigns blame.As fear of the Chinese virus spread, Gloria Allred brought a lawsuit against a Los Angeles school for sending an Asian student to the school nurse after he coughed in class. Americans are cowering in their homes. Airlines, restaurants, beaches, ski resorts, professional sports, colleges and stores have been shut down. But we must never violate the fundamental civil right of an Asian to cough in class and refuse to see the nurse! The New York Times has also been on the racism beat, with these pressing stories:

As Chinese Grapple With a New Illness, an Old Stigma Is Revived

An Outbreak of Racist Sentiment as Coronavirus Reaches Australia

As Coronavirus Spreads, So Does Anti-Chinese Sentiment

And there’s more! Virus Fuels Anti-Chinese Sentiment Overseas

Coronavirus Outbreak Risks Reviving Stigma for China Wait – here’s another: For a Chinese Traveler, Even Paradise Comes With Prejudice

A few weeks ago — before a trillion dollars in wealth was destroyed by the coronavirus panic and we learned the real disease was racismeveryone, including the Times, admitted that the virus was brought to Italy by two Chinese tourists. “[T]here had not yet been any confirmed cases in Italy,” the Times reported, until Jan. 30, “when the government announced the first two cases.” The scientific director of an infectious diseases hospital in Rome identified them: “two Chinese tourists visiting Rome.” The Times buried this fact in an article perversely titled: “Cruise Passengers Are Held at Italian Port in False Alarm Over Coronavirus.” On one hand, a bunch of cruise passengers were inconvenienced for 12 hours; on the other hand, a viral pandemic that could kill millions was introduced to Italy. You write the headline. Lombardy is the Italian region most devastated by the Wuhan virus. As far back as 2003, a Library of Congress report cited Lombardy as having the highest concentration of Chinese immigrants in Italy. Our media refuses to tell us this fact today — or any day.

No hard feelings, but why not relieve people’s minds? West Virginians who have no contact with anyone visiting from China can rest easy! No need to stockpile toilet paper. While we’re at it, when will the media and the “medical community” get around to informing Americans that this latest Chinese pandemic poses little danger to anyone under 70 without certain chronic medical conditions? Italy has been ravaged by the Wuhan virus, but the average age of the dead is 81. According to the dire estimates of the Imperial College of London — whose assessment we are following — excepting those with underlying medical conditions, the new coronavirus could be less deadly than the seasonal flu to anyone under 60 years old and no worse than the 2017-18 flu season for those in their 60s. But it’s five to 10 times more deadly than the regular flu for those in their 70s and 80s, respectively. We ought to surround old folks homes with the National Guard and call it a day. It would probably save more lives and wouldn’t destroy the economy. But there’s no time to think about saving lives. The important thing is to stamp out the idea that a virus that originated in China has anything to do China. 

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Many Americans Are Not Prepared To Deal With Depression Level Living: How Will You Cope With A Lower Standard Of Living?: Casey believes we are headed for what he calls a’ super depression’ created by the ending of a debt super cycle.

Gabi BB Uncategorized March 20, 2020

The forces are mounting that will eventually overwhelm most Americans and send their standard of living to unknown depths. Americans that have only known the post WWII prosperity are ill equipped and educated to deal with depression level living. Easy credit and instant gratification have created a nation of whining, self absorbed, entitlement minded people with no moral or mental toughness. Doug Casey believes we are headed for what he calls a super depression created by the ending of a debt super cycle. The bigger the debt cycle the bigger the depression that follows. That’s how reality works and most people are not prepared for reality. When this depression, which has already started, gets momentum, it will overwhelm the plans of a society that is expecting to get things like social security, pensions and payouts from retirement plans they have paid into for many years. All of those things will disappear almost overnight and leave society gasping and stupefied over what to do. Their reactions will be to yell and scream and try to identify who to blame but the only person they should blame is the one in the mirror. Many very smart people have raised the alarm and done their best to warn the sleeping public, but those slumbering masses have ignored the warnings and hit the snooze button one more time. The masses do not understand economics, do not want to understand economics and they will pay dearly for that ignorance in the coming days. When the real unemployment rate becomes common knowledge as it increases substantially, people will be left to survive on what resources they have saved up outside the banking system that cannot be stolen by the politicians and bankers. That is a key point here. The assets you have outside the system that cannot be stolen from you with a few key strokes on some computer. Those hoping for some miraculous event that will send the U.S. back to the days of manufacturing might and jobs for all will never see it happen. Those days are gone. The west line theory tells us our economy will slow down and become more modest as the shipping center of the world moves west to the next powerhouse region which is Asia. This is what history teaches us. When people suddenly wake up one morning and they have no job, their retirement is gone and they need to care for their family, what will they do? When government services have collapsed and they suddenly realize they are now living in a third world country with few government services, what will they do? When the banks are closed and only a select few connected people have any type of money or access to goods, what will they do? This is the reality that many people will face in the future and they have no idea how bad it can get. They refuse to contemplate the harsh reality they will be living in and take steps to mitigate the effects. To do so would be to acknowledge it could happen and they are taking personal responsibility. Personal responsibility is a dirty phrase in today’s entitlement society. To see some of the effects one only has to look at the collapse of society in Venezuela today to see what awaits. When it happens it will all fall back to you to take responsibility for your family and take care of them for the duration. To do that you need to plan now for that eventuality and build up the resources you will need to provide food, shelter, clothing and security when the system fails to do it for you. You need to be Noah on his ark not the people watching as he floated away. Having resources stored up is a must but it may not get you all the way through if the situation lasts for many years. That is why you need some type of plan to replace those resources as time goes by and have some way to generate some type of income or at least items to trade. Usable goods are for the short term and things like gold ,silver and production equipment are for the long term to help you get through the crisis with the least amount of pain. Even with proper planning the days ahead will not be easy as the standard of living of society will fall substantially to levels only seen in failed third world countries or old pictures. The assets actually owned by people today is very small compared to how they live. They will default on their home loan, their car loan, and their credit card debt leaving them with very few real possessions and few ways to move what they have left even if they have some place to go. Ultimately these people will become the new serfs to the wealthy class that will take possession of anything of value. Feudalism will once again rule. The lack of planning by society will make this a reality if it is allowed. What will you do when everything you have worked a lifetime for is suddenly taken away? Do you have a plan to keep what you have? Do you have a plan to make money when you cannot find a job? Do you have a way to take care of your family until things stabilize? Do you have a home you will not lose if the whole system breaks down? What will you do if electricity or fuel is too expensive to buy or not available to the general population? These are the questions you should be asking yourself now and you better have a good answer because your family will be asking them when the greater depression sets in.


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etc.. Even though the world shall not see this, for they shall see and feel the terrible drought and finances, but not my people, saith your Father God, for I shall bless them, I shall bless them in ways they have never been blessed. etc..

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etc America your money will be worth nothing in the near future, this will bring panic, famine and martial law, yes, in the streets of America.  If you had read my word you know that these are the beginning of sorrows etc

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etc. it shall not be a good week, many things shall take place.  Watch the stock market, and if you have money hoarded up in there, you are going to lose it, you are going to lose it.  Listen carefully, pay attention, place your money where you know that it is safe etc.

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etc You will also see the stock market, if you have got money there get it out, says the Lord, get it out now, for later will be too late.  Also you shall see many things taking place overseas like you have never seen before in your life.  And the political realm shall get even, even darker now, you shall hear things that you did not know, etc

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How Dead is the Fed?

You can only be so dead, and that’s just “plain dead.” But there is also Feddy Krueger dead. The kind of dead that keeps on happening like a demonic death that won’t stay dead. It is in that nightmarish Elm St. light that I’m going to review the Federal Reserve’s death. It’s happened via face-plant failures over past month that I’m going to lay out to show how savagely the Fed is dying a perpetual-motion death.

Let me pause to assure you, I’m not saying Feddy Krueger is down for the count and will not rise again. He always revives by inventing powers over market death never seen before. Feddy will return with extraordinary and permanent powers beyond those he once used to bring counterfeit salvation from the Great Recession. Feddy gets more empowered by scared government politicians each time the economy crashes. You can’t get rid of Feddy. At least, it seems. What I am saying in calling him “dead” is that all of his old powers are completely dead. Maybe “impotent” would be a better word, but I wish him dead. He is, for the moment, fangless and mangled. He has been able to accomplish nothing for a month, and he has never tried harder! That’s right where I said the Fed would be when markets returned to reality. Reality is a hard teacher. While looking dead on the ground at the moment, Feddy’s first resurrection will come from bringing back to life massive bailouts, which he is already working on in his laboratory (and which will be the subject of the next article I’m working on). Feddy will do all of this with full, desperate and almost unquestioning government support. Of course there will be a few obligatory questions in congress as window dressing just so politicians can look like they’re not asleep. Then congress will grant the powers Feddy wants because almost no one in society will speak out against these new powers, for even the masses want anything that will save them.

Screams of bank death already heard around the world Let us set the scene for Feddy’s death with screams in a dark nigh. These are the screams of central banksters and treasurers heard around the world, as they plead for life in a suddenly apocalyptic world. Nothing chills a banskter’s spine and brings a scream like the sight of massive red ink, pouring out of the arteries of banks through their ATMs. We call these “bank runs.” They only belong with the worst of crashes — cash crashes:

Speaking to journalists in Vienna, central bank governor Robert Holzmann said that Austrians have been far more active in pulling money from their banks, and have withdrawn more cash from ATMs last week, double to triple the normal average daily volume of €200MM. However, hoping to forestall a full blown bank-run, Holzmann said that the central bank has enough cash reserves for ATMs, companies, banks, that “deposits are safe because banks have made homework, built capital reserves”, and that he “doesn’t expect a bank run.” Zero Hedge That one sounds like just a close call; but, with smart words like that from a central bankster, Austria should have a nice bank run by tomorrow. And if Austria has a run, then Germany’s Deutche Bank HAS TO run, and if DB has to run, look for a runs at any bank near you. The screams from Austria’s lead bankster call to mind that surreal moment in December, 2018, when US Treasurer Steven Munchkin let the world know by tweeting from his floatie beside his lovely wife (the kind at greatest risk whenever Feddy is around a swimming pool) somewhere in the Caribbean that he had just called all the largest banks in the US to make sure they had enough capital to survive the storm (when the market dropped FAR less than now), so he could assure us everything was fine! Storm? What storm? Oh, Just a minute. The same article about potential Austrian bank runs actually continues (and I truly had not read this far before inserting the above Munchkin reminder, as I can barely keep up with the cascading crash now): Meanwhile, in the US, eager to avoid any such discussion, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told CNBC that “nobody has to pull money out of banks.” Well, that’s a grand way to avoid any such discussion. How chillingly reassuring! Just when I thought all was well, the scary music started playing behind the robotic Munchkin. Once again, the Treasury Secretary has alerted the world to a prospect we all possibly should consider with a shudder — “not pulling our money out of banks.” His comment makes me wonder if there was a reason I was supposed to be thinking of doing that. We’ve already seen toilet-paper runs all over the United States. And if people will go that crazy to get toilet paper before it runs out, maybe that will extend to other paper. Given the shortage in commercially available paper and the secretary’s concern about bank runs, maybe it will soon be more economical to withdraw all our bank funds in dollars bills and use them for toilet paper … if there are any more bills left in the vaults than there are rolls of TP on the shelves. Can the US central bank save us from the Munchkin’s chirpy tweets?

Feddy Krueger’s dramatic death throes

All of Feddy’s old tricks that strung the US stock market up for a decade are so far down the backside of the diminishing returns curve (yeah, economic laws are a bitch, but they still work as I said they would) that the Fed’s operations now create the inverse of everything those operations once accomplished. Let’s start with just a look at the Fed’s thrill ride of failed interventions this past weekend because it was wild: $1.5 Trillion in longer term repos. The Fed greatly increased the repo deluge and extended the length of those repos (as I explained was necessary in an earlier article: “Big Bond Bubble Begins to Blow!”). Because it knew that would not be enough, it also

Clearly announced that it was spreading its treasury purchases from their short-term restrictions to buying treasuries all across the maturity spectrum, putting to death its former argument that none of its salvation efforts are QE. Knowing that move would also not be grand enough, the Fed even promised to buy at least, $500 billion in Treasury securities and $200 billion in mortgage-backed securities over the coming months So, the Fed promised a total of $2.2 trillion worth of intervention in repos and outright purchases of US treasuries and mangy mortgage-backed securities in one weekend! And the stock market’s response the next day was what? It threw up! That’s what the victims do in a gory Feddy Krueger film. The market crashed down the longest set of stairs in terms of total points in its long beleaguered history. It was the third-biggest highest fall even if measured as a percentage of the total market, and that’s after the market had set several other records of similar violent upheaval. This past weekend, the Fed’s biggest economic stimulus efforts in history — surpassing any QE ever promised during the Great Recessiongot nothing but a market barf. So, yes, as I’ve long said, when the Fed tried to return to QE after tightening, it would find itself so far down the backside of the diminishing returns curve that results will be steeply negative. Not a little negative but  screaming–in-the-trenches-because-you-just-got-belly-shot negative! Blow-your-legs-off negative. Feddy-Krueger-hacking-gore negative. Never in its history has the Fed gotten such a violently negative reaction to the promise of giving out free money! Yes, that was to the promise of free money … boatloads of free money! And the market said, “We don’t want your damned money!” Would you pause to take a bankroll from Feddie Krueger? Even after Feddy slashed interest down to the ground and made all the promises above, overnight repo interest still looked choppy. It did not want to stay down on the ground of the zero bound where the Fed set its own Fed Funds rate (which it uses to persuade overnight repos between banks to crawl that low, too): Feddy hacked repo down, and it got back up. So, he hacked again, and it got up again. So, the Fed temporarily spared the market — or tried to — by quickly throwing in another half a trillion of manic-money green on St. Patty’s Day in order to bring stability. As the Fed explained the extra repo offering it laid on the altar, the additional half a trillion step was merely “taken to ensure that the supply of reserves remains ample and to support the smooth functioning of short-term U.S. dollar funding markets.” Sounds as good as any other reason. Just taking care of a little half-trillion glitch in operations the day after the last half-trillion offering didn’t didn’t solve the last glitch; but the market would have none of it, and tumbled again today (Wednesday) — badly — down another long flight of steps. Secretly, the Fed’s real reason it needed to whirl up this monetary storm was to start unwinding that twisted, writhing mess of rehypothecated bonds that I described in my last article, “Big Bond Bubble Begins to Blow!” The Fed is fighting to prevent the bursting of the bond bubble, which is now unable to avoid the stresses being pressed upon it by the coronacrisis and is passing those stresses into the repo market. (That’s what happens when black swans crash in on a corrupt economy, haunted by its own demons that it has never exorcised.) What’s a villain to do? According to Credit Swiss’s Zoltan Pozsar, to whom the Feddy listens, all that’s needed now is a multi-faceted solution — just open lines of free or cheap funds that include all the swaps and repos needed without limits and as much QE as necessary. End all the caps, and we’ll be OK. In other words, say, “You banks and hedge funds and other financial operators just tell us whatever you need, and we’ll do it!” That should be confidence building. (And that’s why I’ve been saying since September this is QE4ever — meaning all limits off if we’re going to get any more fix out of the Fed’s old dinosaur medicine.) Are you starting to feel yet like the Repocalypse is “the little crisis that roared,” as I said it was way back last fall?

Just sayin’. And that was all just over the past weekend. Now look back at the Fed’s full list of recently spectacular fails: Fantastic Fed Failures How bad was the Fed failing before its final death throes this past weekend? Did I mention the $2.2 trillion in Fed follies that have been scheduled? Ah, I did …. but that was just the weekend turnover! The total of everything tbe Fed threatened to do to us comes to about 5-trillion free Fed dollars stitched together from all the old tricks Feddy could think of over the pasts couple of weeks. That amount, if all the offers were taken, would be equal to all the QE done over the entire seven-year course of balance-sheet expansion that started during the Great Recession. Only it’s been offered in less than a month!

Didn’t I also say something many times over in past years about the next recession being a return back into the belly of the Great Recession? That was certain to happen because the Fed and its pocket politicians hadn’t fixed ANYTHING that was corrupt and flawed that took us into the Great Recession in the first place. If all you do is cover cancer with makeup, it spreads and becomes worse. Remember all those times of everyone in congress talking about kicking the can down the road? Well, this is what “down the road” looks like when you get to the end of the road!

The nice thing about all the Fed’s new actions is that we are already starting down the road once more toward doing the whole last ten years all over again. Rinse and repeat. It’s not going to work, but they’ll invent bigger solutions like the ones I’ve been laying out for my patrons; but I want everyone to, at least, have a clear picture of the trouble that is coming.

We have wound up here as a result of piling up higher mountains of worse debt because we just pushed everything down the road, piling it ahead of us, while providing money for all the corrupt greed to run way out ahead of the rests of the economy. You see, Feddy creates all of his money out of debt. Somebody takes out debt for every penny Feddy makes. Usually that’s the US government. Feddy funds the Feds.

Now we’re seeing the emergence of the real flaws under the economy that I’ve been talking about — the garbage on the sea floor that all gets exposed when the water runs out of the bay just before the tsunami crashes in. It’s this stuff — like those rehypothecated bonds — that leaves us too weak to weather bad events because the substance that makes our financial world work all starts to unravel when we need to rely on it under pressure.

The Fed has been flopping around in useless spasms for weeks now as one can tell from the following long list of face flops that helped pound the stock market down like a pile driver every time the Fed screwed up with the wrong solution because its old play book doesn’t work anymore. Here’s the full list of all the major responses I’m aware of that the Fed has undertaken since the coronacrisis hit:

Bolted back to ZIRP, slashing interest rates from from a pathetic 1.25% straight to 0% in an emergency meeting for the first time since the Great Recession!

Pledged over $700 billion in Quantitative Easing (QE) through $500 billion in outright US treasury purchases and $200 billion in Mortgage-Backed Security purchases! (Yeah, all that garbage is upchucking again!)

Spread its treasury purchases from short-term only to full-spectrum, ending the “it’s temporary and short-term” argument the Fed used to claim last Fall this is “not QE.”

Offered a $1.5 TRILLION repo lending program that has already failed multiple times! (In half-trillion installments with one- and three-month terms every week to the end of March.)

Launched another $1 trillion repo program that also failed.

Allowed primary treasury dealers to start parking non-treasury assets at the Fed, including stocks, as collateral in exchange for short-term credit. (As a back door into essentially buying stocks through others to keep them from dumping them in a falling market, taking losses and pushing the market down harder.)

Opened Euro-Dollar swaps, implying systemically important banks in Europe like Deutsche Bank (?) are in danger of collapse. CBs involved in coordination with the Fed include the Bank of Canada, the Bank of England, the Bank of Japan, the European Central Bank, and the Swiss National Bank.

Is that not thermonuclear Fed already? These moves have been historic — bigger than anything the Fed tried during the Great Recession! Fed ammo SPENT! Dry powder LONG GONE! And the stock market is still falling and burning like a meteor in the earth’s now apocalyptic atmosphere. So, the Fed took another stab at it, which I’m coming to, but first …

There is now no question that the Fed cannot save this market with more of its old-style pumping. The stock market is dumping as I said it would at this point and chasing the economy down into the basement and the sub-basement … because reality rules. Reality always rules eventually. And that is why you must always be looking at and dealing with economic reality … or one day it bites you in the butt.

The economic crisis is now going full economic collapse. Let’s hope this, at least, breaks through the economic denial I’ve been trying futilely to break through for a decade. Otherwise, we will get to rinse and repeat the Great Recession all over again.

The Fed’s recovery died along with it. That failure burst into daylight with the Repo Crisis that resulted from the Fed tightening all the way into last summer, which caused an instant turn-around on the Fed’s part that did, as I said it would, come too little too late (even as big as their efforts appeared to be last fall, causing even me to think maybe they would do enough in time to forestall the recession anyway … until they got a shove from a deadly virus).

Have no fear. Good ol’ Ben BurnTheBanky and Grandma Yellen are here. They were just quoted in the Financial Times today as recommending EXACTLY what I said in my last Patron Post would most likely be the Fed’s first recourse in assuming new powers under the mantle of the Federal Government.

They have urged the Fed to begin buying stocks directly. Yes, the Fed will be enabled at last save its rigged market under any circumstances if the government will grant it this power to use its infinite money machine to buy stocks up to any price it wants. The Fed can print enough money to buy all the stocks in the world, except that it does not … yet … have the power to do this because it is not allowed under The Federal Reserve Act. Never let a good crisis go to waste.

Once this practice is allowed, it will probably be a good time to jump back into the most hated and rigged stock market on earth because the Fed will be able to print any price on any stock it wants until money, itself, collapses; and, when that happens, all bets for everything are off, except maybe those good ol’ precious metals, but I’ll give some warning below on that, too.

Gentle Ben and Grandma Yellen also urged the Fed today to do something I already wrote in the first draft of this article yesterday the Fed was working on. They’re using their august prestige to publicly and politically build the case for that which is already fully in motion. I’m referring to Feddy’s resurrection of an old commercial paper laundering “facility,” which will find little resistance from Trump and congress who want salvation at any price.

The evils beneath the surface

Wasn’t I saying something awhile back about the blowing up of the Everything Bubble being an event so broad it would leave the Fed with more wobbling plates than it could keep spinning. Here we are, and who knows what the knock-on effect will be if just one of the plates below hits the ground and shatters?

Zoltan Pozsar who in his latest note published this morning, writes that “all segments of funding markets – secured, unsecured and FX swaps – continue to show growing signs of stress”, prompting him to conclude that “the Fed may have to do more still.”

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Let me cut to the chase on Pozsar’s recommended solutions (whose solutions, by the way, the Fed has always grasped at in a hurry because Pozsar is their repo guru): the Fed needs to become the dealer and funder of last resort on anything to anyone, from US CDs to Scandinavian bank credit-default swaps for banks and non-banks. Does that sound like a lot of plate spinning to you? I may be overstating the breadth of his solution a little, but not much! The Fed is pretty much up to now needing to throw in the whole kitchen and pantry and not just the sink. As Mark Cabana, formerly of the NY Fed, recently said, “the Fed has been on fire.” On fire and under fire, and it’s firing up even hotter. The results of the Fed Follies are in and ugly and they give evidence of where the economy is most foul:

The Repo Crisis will not die. First, it was oversubscribed … … then finally ignored as being apparently useless in the present catastrophe. Repos are useless now because they are temporary solutions to a longterm problem. That is why I said they would have to be rolled over forever UNTIL the Fed moved to full-on QE, which is why I claimed repos were just a falsified form of QE in the first place. Even with the massive overnight repos the Fed has been offering of $500 billion each operation, the repo rate has looked anything but stable: Obviously, we’ve passed that crisis! Don’t worry about it. Clearly the Fed has this under control, but you might want to walk a little faster past the graveyard on your way to the ATM because $2.2 trillion doesn’t seem to stretch far right now. If it needs to, the Fed can always print 220 trillion. Just add a zero now that we’re sliding down the backside of the results curve. The Fed describes commercial paper — business-to-business loans — as follows:

Commercial paper markets directly finance a wide range of economic activity, supplying credit and funding for auto loans and mortgages as well as liquidity to meet the operational needs of a range of companies. By ensuring the smooth functioning of this market, particularly in times of strain, the Federal Reserve is providing credit that will support families, businesses, and jobs across the economy.

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One line there notes that CP is the loans businesses use to get emergency loans in times of strain from other businesses to carry out their immediate operating needs — like the loan a stressed bond fund might try to obtain from another financial institution or another business to meet the outflow demands coming from the fund’s fleeing investors.

Don’t worry. The Fed is getting this one under control, too. This is the part I had written in an earlier draft of this article that I said Ben and Janet were yellin’ about today in order to prepare the way. Feddy is resurrecting an old paper shredder in the basement for disposing of some toxic trash. It was last used in the pit of the Great Recession. After all the recent hacks by the Fed that failed, the Fed coughed up an old plan to solve the CP problems … and so did the Federal government’s chief treasurer.

Oh, first let me comfort you by saying there is clearly nothing to worry about here:

TD Economics warns:

Shortly after the collapse in the stock market into bear territory in December 2018, we produced analysis to argue against fearing stock market volatility….

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Whoa! Stop! Did I hear right? Someone is finally admitting that the stock market DID crash into a mini bear market in December 2018, an event where I seemed to be the loan voice in calling it a bear ever since? OK, moving right along to the comfort I wanted to give, TD Economics was just saying you needn’t fear any of this stock market volatility because …

Granted the recent rout that dialed the S&P 500 Index back to late 2018 levels in a short period is not common.

Why fear anything that is highly uncommon? The sharp move corresponds to a 7 standard deviation from historical norms. Oh, that kind of “not common.” Only a standard deviation of 7. Isn’t that supposed to represent something like a one-in-seven-quintillion-billion chance? OK. Nothing to be concerned about then. A volatile roll-back of the stock market that had about the same chance of ever actually happening as being aborbed into a black hole tomorrow … just happened. Pretty standard, really.

However, our eyebrows have been raised at the broadening of financial stress across multiple bond, credit, liquidity and corporate indicators. This is a cause for concern of a possible larger negative credit-event.

Eyebrows raised? Oh, so maybe we should be afraid just as they were telling us not to be? Well, I’m glad something caught their attention! Didn’t I just write something about a threatening break-up in the bond market over the weekend? Of course, I should have noted in that article the problem extends to the leveraged-loan sector of the credit world, too. Anyway, it may be nothing more than “a possible larger negative credit-event” that you needn’t fear.  That credit event also involves a lot of “commercial paper,” hence Freddy’s need to get the shredder in the basement running again.

OK, but with all this extra liquidity now starting to flow in, financial conditions surely must be loosening up a little bit, right? Oops. Guess not. Fed actions failed in that market, too. Meanwhile, how has the Fed been doing at getting that non-fearworthy volatility in the stock market back down? Nice score. Slightly higher than the worst spike in the Great Recession! I guess that’s why they said this is standard-deviation 7 move!

Getting back to my original point in this section, all those signs of trouble are why the Fed over the weekend scrubbed up a recycled invention it is codeveloping with the US treasury to gobble up commercial paper. It announced it is creating a commercial paper (CP) bailout facility. There’s a favorite word coming back into play! Of course, they didn’t call it a bailout, they used more words, (and you’ll have to read all abut that in my next article because this one is running long.) That’s the shredder.

Before we close this tale, you need to hear the audience scream … just for fun.

Shrieks of dread were heard everywhere

Albeit not in today’s empty movie theaters.

Bearmageddon’ for stocks appears to be upon us, strategist says.

The stock market’s worst-case “Bearmageddon” scenario appears to have occurred … when the economy rolls over at a time of “maximum level” of easy monetary policy, while asset values like stocks are still expensive. “That combination of events becomes toxic because investors begin to express concern that the [Federal Reserve’s] monetary policy has become impotent. All of us have just witnessed a central bank expend all of its conventional and unconventional tools to support an equity market that is less than a month from all time highs…. The central bank continues to intervene without ever giving markets an opportunity to clear,” O’Rourke wrote. “This will only extend the length of time it takes for the market to stabilize.”


“This is a break-the-glass moment” for the Fed, said Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics. “They are throwing everything they’ve got at this. My sense is they must be nervous about the credit system not functioning properly. They are trying to shore up confidence.”

Associated Press

“The Fed has thrown most its weight behind this move, offering almost everything it has to give, which raises the inevitable question — if this doesn’t work, what will?” said Seema Shah, chief strategist at Principal Global Investors….

When you have folks in power acting in a very panicky way, doing off-scheduled meetings and throwing everything they can at the situation, that doesn’t send a very reassuring signal to the general population.” said Max Gokhman, head of asset allocation at Pacific Life Fund Advisors, in an interview.


After firing the biggest emergency “shock and awe” bazooka in Fed history, one which was meant to restore not just partial but full normalcy to asset and funding markets, Emini futures are not only not higher, but tumbling by the -5% limit down.

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This is all coming to a head very rapidly,” said Brian Barish, chief investment officer in Denver at Cambiar Investors…. “At this point, no sane investor should be concerned with 2020 earnings – they are cooked! – but with getting through to the other side of this.”

“The toxic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic’s bursting of the Fed’s ‘everything bubble’ has collided with the grotesquely over-leveraged and vulnerable U.S. corporate sector — this puts equity markets in an even more vulnerable position,” said Albert Edwards, a strategist at Societe Generale SA

“While the market may have been disappointed that Trump did not break out the bazooka last night, the reality is the Fed came close to doing that today — though the market remained unimpressed,” said RBC Capital Markets LLC economists Tom Porcelli and Jacob Oubina. “We continue to hear that liquidity is terrible in off-the-run Treasuries.”


The U.S. economy could contract by a whopping 4% in the second quarter…. That’s the most recent guesswork by Capital Economics.


Goldman Takes Out The Chainsaw: Cuts US Q2 GDP To -5%; Says Recession Has Begun.

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We just witnessed a global collapse in asset prices the likes we haven’t seen before. Not even in 2008 or 2000. All these prior beginnings of bear markets happened over time, relatively slowly at first, then accelerating to the downside. This collapse here has come from some of the historically most stretched valuations ever setting the stage for the biggest bull trap ever.

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“The level of uncertainty is even beyond what we saw in 2008 immediately after Lehman Brothers collapsed,” Dan Galai, a professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, said. “It’s more violent, and it’s more persistent.”


History is riddled with disastrous outcomes born of really good intentions.. and I think we’re seeing it now…. It all started in the 80s with Fed Chair Greenspan…. Everybody got lazy … because they bought back stock, they paid their dividends, and off they went…. It’s freaking people out…. There’s nothing normal about this. The Federal Reserve ‘s job is not to make the stock market go higher” Some people apparently can learn and are willing to avoid using the coronavirus as an excuse for the market’s crash, but the rest at CNBC still don’t get it and are begging for salvation from themselves:

“Just Close The Whole Thing Up”: CNBC Anchors Beg For Market Closures

Few are dealing with the economic and market turmoil with more chaos and less class and resolve than the expert “buy and hold” class over at CNBC….

After the Fed bazooka failed to calm markets, it sent the popular talking heads into a typing panic.

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“Buy and hold” has morphed into “close and hold” now that the bull is DEAD! How dead? Fed dead! That’s how dead the Fed is! (Or how impotent right now.) Markets, you see, should only be open and free when they are rising and when the Fed is control! And clearly it has totally lost control. So…

“Close Twitter, too”, they bellowed from their bullish hideaways. Shut ‘er down! lest news of how bad things are brings the markets down more”: Ya think! And, yet, I still get accosted on other sites from diehard bulls who are staying with the buy-and-hold mantra. OK. Then enjoy the crash! Maybe the new bull mantra should be “scream and hold on!”

And ABOVE ALL ELSE, BAIL US OUT, they are yelling:

The Federal Reserve’s (Fed) attempt to go for shock and awe seems to have been made with the idea that doing something unusual on Sunday night, after the market closed out strong on Friday, would be good for confidence. Of course, the market didn’t take it that way…. The market seemingly responded as if the Fed knows something we don’t know and it’s actually worse than we think.… It’s going to take some major firepower to resolve the forthcoming problems or the slide will continue.…

Our best estimates are that the Chinese economy is contracting in excess of 15 percent at an annualized rate, and I’ve seen numbers as big as negative 40 percent. Europe is probably already in a fairly severe recession at this moment. If the United States is not already in a recession, it will enter one shortly…. The risk is that for the first time since the 1930s we are facing the possibility of a downward spiral into something akin to a global depression … if policymakers don’t act quickly.

Guggenheim’s Scott Minerd

Well, that’s comforting.

(I’ll get into what Guggenheim is actually baiting policy makers to do as recommended solutions in the upcoming “Bailout Bonanza” article. There is just too much to cover in fully describing the Fed’s drawn-out death scenes.)

The market’s response today (Wednesday)? Another staircase down, and a lot more blood.

So, I think this pretty well shows that declarations of the Fed’s death are just about unanimous … at least when it it comes to the Fed’s expected life-giving power imputation to the stock market or any salvation from recession. It’s got nothing that works anymore. That’s because the market is now paying attention to one thing only — the economy. It’s rushing to catch down to where the entire global economy is running. Even free Fed funds are meaningless in this recession.

In conclusion

I know, at last! But Feddy Krueger’s don’t die in one fall. They don’t really die at all. They just keep dying. In this case, an unforeseeable little virus (a true “black swan”) lit everything on fire, but the forest was filled up with years of dead wood and a nice pile of tinder, gun powder and gasoline was laid by the master planners at the windward side of the forest for the virus to hit like a match. The Fed and other financial wizards of Wonderland and corporate CEOs created so much garbage throughout the economy over the past decade, that one little virus now owns the entire forest, and its taking it quickly! The Fed can be blamed in large part for that. So can anyone else who willingly played along.

That’s why I write this blog — not to advise people on how to invest — but to say, “Stop doing this!” Kill the Fed. (Not the people in the Fed, just the institution.) Stop bailouts for banksters, laying up moral hazards in the forest for the future. Stop all the share buybacks that were illegal for decades. Stop kicking the can down the road. Stop saving ourselves by piling up debts for our grandchildren to bear. Stop thinking we are generous to the needy because we give them welfare our children and grandchildren will have to pay for. Stop fighting wars all over the world that out children get the bill for. Stop saving the world with aid that we aren’t paying for when we cannot even save ourselves. Start revising corporate laws to hold the feet of corporate executives to the fire by putting all of their own personal wealth at stake when their company’s downfall is due to their own negligence or illegal activity. Start looking for who is at fault now and do put them in prison this time. Reinstate Glass-Steagall. Stop hiding the financial rubbish up in the attic or down in the basement. Stop saying the economy is strong when it clearly is riddled with cracks everywhere. Start planning for hard times and laying up stores for times like these. Be prudent. Stop hyperventilating the stock market into rarified atmosphere by being a stupid permabull. Start pricing your market bets based on the actual profits of businesses. Stop being a talking television head who says what everyone else says. And NOW keep the Fed from now going into buying stocks directly to pump the market up all over again. Let the market price to reality! Don’t let the Fed obtain new powers.

Along the way forward, if I can see any way you can save yourself from the crashing of the Everything Bubble where there are no safe havens anymore, I’ll let you know in my Patron Posts, but I haven’t figured that out yet. At least, I will scout the lay of the land as it is appearing before us if I have your continued support; but I’ll warn you, it is not a rosy picture.

While I know what transformative cures the economy needs, I don’t necessarily know how you can save your personal economy from what the general economy all around you is now going to do to you if you haven’t already taken the precautions I’ve given over the years of just being ready for hard times. If reading my blog got you to stop being a permabull a couple of months ago when I ripped into how dangerous the runaway bull market was (if you ever were a permabull), then I’ve already helped you a lot.

It’s time to act to stop the stupidity before it’s all repeated because the Fed is working on its resurrection now. We need to become a country of PRUDENT business people again. We need to stop the bailouts that are forming so as not to rerun the entire Great Recession! Stop the rinse-and-repeat massive recession cycles that result from Fed bubbles. Stop the greed!

Those behind the bailouts were all capitalists when the cash was rolling in and the credit was cheap. Now, they’re all socialists as soon as everything turns to loss. They are already pleading with the government to socialize their losses onto the back of the government, the Fed, and ultimately the tax payer. It’s time to Beat the Establishment before it beats all of us into the ground because the replay of the Great Recession has already begun. A step you can take for your own protection

There are no safe havens any longer, though gold is looking safer than anything, but just remember central banks own a lot of it to protect their currencies because they know people like it as a safe haven when they want to run from CB currencies. So, they own it as ballast to throw off if their own currency starts sinking — as a way to suppress the price and appeal of gold.

They own their governments too, and governments have put price controls and even possession controls on gold in the past. A case in point came from one of my regular readers this morning (Chris P):

The price of silver got hammered down this past week and none of the dealers have any in stock and the people you contact that are supposed to be reputable are asking $18-$19 and oz. So there is a $7 premium on silver since in my opinion the Fed didn’t want any competition with their $ or market.

The banks essentially own the COMEX where precious metals are traded. As Chris further noted, the COMEX looks broken because it appears recently to be pricing metals the opposite way from where they should be going when the economy is crashing; but that’s why central banks own hoards of PMs; so they can crash the metals market when they need to save their own proprietary product — money.

Still, precious metals look safer than other options at the moment, even at today’s heady prices, and prices of precious metals usually eventually return to their high. They will never go bankrupt or insolvent on you if you physically hold them (so long as they don’t get stolen, which is another risk). So, if you want to convert your 401Ks into gold, knowing full well that even precious metals are not guaranteed safety, you might investigate Perpetual Assets to see what is involved.

It’s not easy to convert your 401Ks into gold, though Perpetual Assets can guide you if you are thinking about doing that.

Full disclosure: I do get a commission from any business that comes their way due to that ad in my site’s left sidebar, and I haven’t used them yet myself. That means I cannot recommend them from personal experience. The reason I haven’t used them is that they are expensive, but the process of doing things legally is a bit involved, which is why I probably would use them if I were going to convert our 401Ks to precious metals.

However, losing half the value of your 401K is expensive, too. So, my failure to use them is inertia on my part, I guess. That said, see the ad at the bottom of the left sidebar if you want some help with converting 401Ks to precious metals. Even at today’s precious prices, their approach is becoming more tempting to me, and that’s why I’ve kept their ad around, even though I’ve never made a dime off of it so far. Do let all of us know how it goes if you use their services, as no one has gone to them from this blog so far and actually used them. If it’s not worthwhile based on your actual experience, I’ll take down the ad. But it may be worth an inquiry because there is a lot more market pain coming from many directions … in my opinion. I don’t think anything is safe with the Everything Bubble breaking all over the place.

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Ammo Seller Reports 276% Sales Increase Amid Coronavirus

Delaware alone triggers sales growth of 4,529% in numbers by state, according to

Kit Daniels | - March 18, 2020

A discount ammo seller reported a 276% sales increase in the past several weeks. says the sales spike first started in late Feb., with a 53% sales increase, and it exploded in March with a 276% increase by March 15. A gun news outlet, Bearing Arms, crunched the sales numbers and reported that, obviously, it was due to the Coronavirus hype. “Much of the online traffic appears to be coming from states that either have reported a high number of COVID-19 cases, or states that border others where clusters have been reported,” reported Bearing Arms. “Delaware has seen a sales growth of 4,529%. The state’s own numbers are low, but it’s surrounded by a high concentration of cases in New Jersey and the Philadelphia area.”Oklahoma saw a growth of 1,081% in sales and borders states like Texas and Colorado, both of which have been hit hard with COVID-19.” As expected, Texans overall were the biggest customers, with a 338% sales increase of already-large purchases.

“The most popular ammo at the moment seems to be 9mm, followed closely by .223/5.56, and .45 ACP,” Bearing Arms continued. “Other popular calibers at the moment include 7.62×39, 40 caliber, and 12-gauge shotgun shells.Brick-and-mortar stores have also experienced a sales surge with the same rounds, popular with preppers, typically sold out. Local gun shops have also been stripped clean of in-stock firearms and ammunition. One gun shop in Austin, Texas, Central Texas Gun Works, suffered from its online store crashing due to high demand, and on Monday only had a handful of firearms left in stock at its physical location. Fortunately, however, other less-popular-but-still-popular rounds are readily available across the country.

Gun buyers, especially first-timers, would be well advised to buy handguns and long arms chambered in cartridges they can still readily buy. 

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Coronavirus Outbreak: A Cascade of Warnings, Heard but Unheeded

David E. Sanger, Eric Lipton, Eileen Sullivan and Michael Crowley

WASHINGTON — The outbreak of the respiratory virus began in China and was quickly spread around the world by air travelers, who ran high fevers. In the United States, it was first detected in Chicago, and 47 days later, the World Health Organization declared a pandemic. By then it was too late: 110 million Americans were expected to become ill, leading to 7.7 million hospitalized and 586,000 dead. That scenario, code-named “Crimson Contagion,” was simulated by the Trump administration’s Department of Health and Human Services in a series of exercises that ran from last January to August. The simulation’s sobering results — contained in a draft report dated October 2019 that has not previously been reported — drove home just how underfunded, underprepared and uncoordinated the federal government would be for a life-or-death battle with a virus for which no treatment existed. The draft report, marked “not to be disclosed,” laid out in stark detail repeated cases of “confusion” in the exercise. Federal agencies jockeyed over who was in charge. State officials and hospitals struggled to figure out what kind of equipment was stockpiled or available. Cities and states went their own ways on school closings. Many of the potentially deadly consequences of a failure to address the shortcomings are now playing out in all-too-real fashion across the country. And it was hardly the first warning for the nation’s leaders. Three times over the past four years the U.S. government, across two administrations, had grappled in depth with what a pandemic would look like, identifying likely shortcomings and in some cases recommending specific action. In 2016, the Obama administration produced a comprehensive report on the lessons learned by the government from battling Ebola. In January 2017, outgoing Obama administration officials ran an extensive exercise on responding to a pandemic for incoming senior officials of the Trump administration. The full story of the Trump administration’s response to the coronavirus is still playing out. Government officials, health professionals, journalists and historians will spend years looking back on the muddled messages and missed opportunities of the past three months, as President Trump moved from dismissing the coronavirus as a few cases that would soon be “under control” to his revisionist announcement on Monday that he had known all along that a pandemic was on the way. What the scenario makes clear, however, is that his own administration had already modeled a similar pandemic and understood its potential trajectory. The White House defended its record, saying it responded to the 2019 exercise with an executive order to improve the availability and quality of flu vaccines, and that it moved early this year to increase funding for the Department of Health and Human Services’ program that focuses on global pandemic threats. But officials have declined to say why the administration was so slow to roll out broad testing or to move faster, as the simulations all indicated it should, to urge social distancing and school closings. Asked at his news briefing on Thursday about the government’s preparedness, Mr. Trump responded: “Nobody knew there would be a pandemic or epidemic of this proportion. Nobody has ever seen anything like this before.” The work done over the past five years, however, demonstrates that the government had considerable knowledge about the risks of a pandemic and accurately predicted the very types of problems Mr. Trump is now scrambling belatedly to address. Crimson Contagion, the exercise conducted last year in Washington and 12 states including New York and Illinois, showed that federal agencies under Mr. Trump continued the Obama-era effort to think ahead about a pandemic. But the planning and thinking happened many layers down in the bureaucracy. The knowledge and sense of urgency about the peril appear never to have gotten sufficient attention at the highest level of the executive branch or from Congress, leaving the nation with funding shortfalls, equipment shortages and disorganization within and among various branches and levels of government. The October 2019 report in particular documents that officials at the Departments of Homeland Security and Health and Human Services, and even at the White House’s National Security Council, were aware of the potential for a respiratory virus outbreak originating in China to spread quickly to the United States and overwhelm the nation. “Nobody ever thought of numbers like this,’’ Mr. Trump said on Wednesday, at a news conference. In fact, they had.  From Ebola, Lessons Learned

As early as the George W. Bush administration, homeland security and health officials focused on big gaps in the American response to a biological attacks and the growing risk of pandemics. The first test came in April 2009, just a few months after the start of President Barack Obama’s first term. A 10-year-old California girl was diagnosed with a contagious disease that would be called swine flu or H1N1, the first flu pandemic in more than 40 years. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that ultimately there were about 60.8 million cases in the United States, along with 274,304 hospitalizations and 12,469 deaths associated with H1N1. The virus turned out to be less deadly than first expected. But it was a warning shot that officials in the Obama administration said they took seriously, kicking off a planning effort that escalated in early 2014, with the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa and ensuing fear that it could spread to the United States. Ebola was less contagious than the flu, but far more deadly. It killed 11,000 people in Africa. But it could have been far worse. The United States sent nearly 3,000 troops to Africa to help keep the disease from spreading. While the containment effort was considered a success, inside the White House, officials sensed that the United States had gotten lucky — and that the response had revealed gaps in preparedness. Christopher Kirchhoff, a national security aide who moved from the Pentagon to the White House to deal with the Ebola crisis, was given the job of putting together a “lessons learned” report, with input from across the government. The weaknesses Mr. Kirchhoff identified were early warning signals of what has unfolded in the past three months. His report concluded that the United States assumed more ability on the part of the World Health Organization than the agency actually had. The United States had its own issues. There was no airplane in the U.S. fleet capable of evacuating an American doctor who was infected while treating patients in Liberia. The Pentagon was largely unprepared for the intervention that Mr. Obama ordered. While the United States rapidly developed a way to screen air passengers coming into the country — borrowing from intelligence tools developed after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks to track possible terrorists — Mr. Kirchhoff found deficiencies in even measuring how fast the virus was spreading. On the plus side, the Obama White House had created an Ebola Task Force, run by Ron Klain, Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s former chief of staff, before a single case emerged in the United States. Congress allocated $5.4 billion in emergency funding to pay for Ebola treatment and prevention efforts in the United States and West Africa. The money helped fund a little-known agency inside the Department of Health and Human Services in charge of preparing for future contagious disease outbreaks, the same office that in 2019 ran the Crimson Contagion exercise and other similar events in the years since. After a man named Thomas Duncan, a Liberian citizen, became the first person given a diagnosis of Ebola on American territory in September 2014, errors resulted in the infection of two nurses and fear of a wider spread in the United States. (Mr. Duncan died, but the two nurses recovered.) What is striking in reading Mr. Kirchhoff’s account today, however, is how few of the major faults he found in the American response resulted in action — even though the report was filled with department-by-department recommendations. There were deficiencies “in personal protective equipment use, disinfection” and “social services for those placed under quarantine.”

There was confusion over travel restrictions, and the need “for a smoother sliding scale of escalation of government response, from local authorities acting on their own to local authorities acting with some federal assistance” to the full activation of the federal government. The report concluded that “a minimum planning benchmark might be an epidemic an order of magnitude or two more difficult than that presented by the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, with much more significant domestic spread.”

But one big change did come out of the study: The creation of a dedicated office at the National Security Council to coordinate responses and raise the alarm early. “What I learned most is that we had to stand up a global biosecurity and health directorate, and get it enshrined for the next administration,” said Lisa Monaco, Mr. Obama’s homeland security adviser. Getting the Trump Team’s Attention After Mr. Trump’s election, Ms. Monaco arranged an extensive exercise for high-level incoming officials — including Rex W. Tillerson, the nominee for secretary of state; John F. Kelly, designated to become homeland security secretary; and Rick Perry, who would become energy secretary — gaming out the response to a deadly flu outbreak. She asked Tom Bossert, who was preparing to come in as Mr. Trump’s homeland security adviser, to run the event alongside her. “We modeled a new strain of flu in the exercise precisely because it’s so communicable,” Ms. Monaco said.There is no vaccine, and you would get issues like nursing homes being particularly vulnerable, shortages of ventilators.” Ms. Monaco was impressed by how seriously Mr. Bossert, her successor, appeared to take the threat, as did many of the 30 or so Trump team members who participated in the exercise, details of which were reported by Politico. But by the time the current crisis hit, almost all of the leaders at the table — Mr. Tillerson, Mr. Kelly and Mr. Perry among them — had been fired or moved on. In 2018, Mr. Trump’s national security adviser at the time, John R. Bolton, ousted Mr. Bossert and eliminated the National Security Council directorate, folding it into an office dedicated to weapons of mass destruction in what Trump officials called a logical consolidation. Asked about that shift on March 13, Mr. Trump told a reporter that it was “a nasty question,” before adding: “I don’t know anything about it.” Writing on Twitter the next day, Mr. Bolton lashed out at critics who said the shift had reflected disinterest in pandemic threats. “Claims that streamlining NSC structures impaired our nation’s bio defense are false,” Mr. Bolton tweeted. “Global health remained a top NSC priority.” In a statement, the National Security Council said it “has directors and staff whose full-time job it is to monitor, plan for, and respond to pandemics, including an infectious disease epidemiologist and a virologist.” But in testimony to Congress last week, Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, suggested that ending the stand-alone directorate was ill-advised. “It would be nice if the office was still there,” he said. On Feb. 10, nearly three weeks after the first coronavirus case was diagnosed in the United States, Mr. Trump submitted a 2021 budget proposal that called for a $693.3 million reduction in funding for the C.D.C., or about 9 percent, although there was a modest increase for the division that combats global pandemics.  ‘Crimson Contagion’ The Crimson Contagion planning exercise run last year by the Department of Health and Human Services involved officials from 12 states and at least a dozen federal agencies. They included the Pentagon, the Department of Veterans Affairs and the National Security Council. Groups like the American Red Cross and American Nurses Association were invited to join, as were health insurance companies and major hospitals like the Mayo Clinic. The war game-like exercise was overseen by Robert P. Kadlec, a former Air Force physician who has spent decades focused on biodefense issues. After stints on the Bush administration’s Homeland Security Council and the staff of the Senate Intelligence Committee, he was appointed assistant secretary of Health and Human Services for Preparedness and Response. “He recognized early that we have a big problem and we needed much bigger budgets to prepare,” said Richard Danzig, the secretary of the Navy in the Clinton administration, who had worked with Mr. Kadlec. The exercise played out in four separate stages, starting in January 2019. The events were supposedly unspooling in real time — with the worst-case scenario underway as of Aug. 13, 2019 — when, according to the script, 12,100 cases had already been reported in the United States, with the largest number in Chicago, which had 1,400. The fictional outbreak involved a pandemic flu, which the Department of Health and Human Services says was “very different than the novel coronavirus.” The staged outbreak had started when a group of 35 tourists visiting China were infected and then flew home to Australia, Kuwait, Malaysia, Thailand, Britain and Spain, as well as to the United States, with some developing respiratory symptoms and fevers en route.  A 52-year-old man from Chicago, who was on the tour, had “low energy and a dry cough” upon his return home. His 17-year-old son on that same day went out to a large public event in Chicago, and the chain of illnesses in the United States started. Many of the moments during the tabletop exercise are now chillingly familiar. In the fictional pandemic, as the virus spread quickly across the United States, the C.D.C. issued guidelines for social distancing, and many employees were told to work from home.

But federal and state officials struggled to identify which employees were essential and what equipment was needed to effectively work from home. There also was confusion over how to handle school children. The C.D.C. recommended that states delay school openings — the exercise took place toward the end of the summer. But some school districts decided to go ahead with the start of school while others followed the federal advice, causing the same types of confusion and discrepancies that have marked the response to the coronavirus. The exercise from last year then went on to predict how the situation on the ground in the United States would worsen as the weeks passed. Confusion emerged as state governments began to turn in large numbers to Washington for help to address shortages of antiviral medications, personal protective equipment and ventilators. Then states started to submit requests to different branches of the federal government, leading to bureaucratic chaos.

Friction also emerged between the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which is traditionally in charge of disaster response, and the Department of Health and Human Services, another scenario playing out now. But the problems were larger than bureaucratic snags. The United States, the organizers realized, did not have the means to quickly manufacture more essential medical equipment, supplies or medicines, including antiviral medications, needles, syringes, N95 respirators and ventilators, the agency concluded. Congress was briefed in December on some of these findings, including the inability to quickly replenish certain medical supplies, given that much of the product comes from overseas. These concerns turned more urgent at a hearing last Thursday on Capitol Hill, as lawmakers peppered officials with the Department of Health and Human Services with questions that sounded almost as if they had read the script from the fictional exercise, reflecting the shortage of respirators and protective gear. Senator Mitt Romney, Republican of Utah, said last week that he blamed Congress and prior administrations for not increasing stockpiles of this type of equipment.

“That is an area we ought to consider making an investment in,” he added, making a point, apparently unknown to him, that the administration’s own simulation had made clear five months earlier. 

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March 19, 2020 by SkyWatch Editor

Something’s wrong – you can feel it. You can sense it. Never before have we seen a global lockdown like today, al allegedly due to a reportedly aggressive virus – the Wuhan Coronavirus or COVID-19. Somewhere along the way, and quickly, it has stopped being about a virus and has become about control. To what end? Steve Quayle and Tom Horn have been far ahead of everyone else in the identification of the structure being built for total global control – the very structure to be used by a world leader under a one-world government. Could we be bearing witness to the rise of the “Antichrist’s final kingdom?” Listen TODAY to this extremely important broadcast! (LINKS TO TONIGHT’S EMERGENCY PROGRAM HERE!) 

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WATCH: Truck found filled with 18,000 pounds of stolen toilet paper and other paper products

written by Paul Goldberg March 21, 2020 NewsUS News

WATCH: Truck found filled with 18,000 pounds of stolen toilet paper and other paper products

written by Paul Goldberg March 21, 2020 Kiro7 reports a truck that had been reported stolen was recovered Wednesday and was filled with 18,000 pounds of toilet paper and other commercial paper products, investigators said. Deputies started following a tractor-trailer to a warehouse facility for a motor vehicle violation, the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office said. 

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I’m a Doctor in Britain. We’re Heading Into the Abyss.

How many people will die because we’ve been working on the brink of collapse for too long?

By Jessica Potter March 18, 2020

Dr. Potter is a respiratory specialist in Britain’s National Health Service.

LONDON — Ten days ago, I was asked to see a patient. I’m a respiratory specialist in an intensive-care unit at a hospital in London, so it wasn’t surprising that the patient needed a ventilator. It seemed fairly typical. But the patient turned out to have the coronavirus — our hospital’s first case and one of nearly 2,000 people who have so far tested positive in Britain. I hadn’t worn a mask. Soon I developed a cough.  Though I experienced neither fever nor breathlessness, I was told to self-isolate for 14 days. That’s where I am now, in self-isolation. And I’m not the only one from my hospital. After just one patient with Covid-19, a quarter of our junior staff are off with coughs and sniffles we would normally work through. A single case of the coronavirus has wreaked havoc in our hospital. It’s a microcosm of what may come. Britain has fewer intensive-care beds than most other European countries. Occupancy rates are high, and there’s a daily struggle to discharge enough people to make space for new patients. Even when a bed is available, we do not have the nurses to staff it. A decade of cuts and underfunding has left us dangerously exposed. This is the perpetual winter of the N.H.S. For the past week I have been watching from the sidelines. Watching while my colleagues gear up for the long road ahead, resting when they can, shoring up procedures for managing infected patients, training one another, and making plans for illness and ways to isolate themselves from their families. Watching while plans are made to cancel nonemergency care and move staff members to the front line. It’s all hands on deck. Rotations to new departments and hospitals have been canceled: I will stay on in intensive care, and doctors in other departments will come join me on the front line. My plans to work part-time have gone out of the window. But this is my vocation — we are never not doctors. When we are called upon to step up, there is only one answer. As people with the coronavirus flood our corridors, hospitals will be pushed to the breaking point. Britain is a rich country and may fare better than others. But the N.H.S. is creaking at the seams after years of underfunding. A decade of cuts by successive Conservative governments has stripped the service of resources. Staff morale is low and retention is poor. We are already working at capacity. When our hospitals are overwhelmed and we have to decide how to allocate scarce resources, how do we choose whom to ventilate and whom not to? Italy is nearly at that point, and its health service has many more intensive-care beds per person than Britain’s. Will I have to tell someone we can’t treat a loved one because we’re out of ventilators, oxygen, tubes, masks, hospitals, staff? Will we then impose an age limit, as some hospitals in Italy are considering, or will some notion of “deservingness” come into play? The government’s strategy centers on flattening the peak of the epidemic while ensuring the public doesn’t give up on self-isolation at just the wrong moment and head outside into the eye of the storm. So unlike some other countries, we are not yet in full shutdown. After a week of cabin fever, I can understand not wanting to enforce isolation sooner than necessary. But I worry about how we know where we are on the epidemic curve. Have we tested enough people? What if lockdown comes too late? Will we be overwhelmed too soon? Across the N.H.S. this winter there have been patients in corridors and canceled surgeries. How many people will die because we’ve been working on the brink of collapse for too long? I am not an epidemiologist. I do not pretend to know the right strategy. But if Britain experiences anything like what we’ve seen elsewhere, we’re on our way to tragedy. What’s certain is that with 100,000 job vacancies already, the N.H.S. will not survive this crisis without protecting and respecting its staff. In 2018, two-thirds of doctors in their second year of training chose not to pursue specialty jobs. We are being asked to do more with little compensation while colleagues are hung out to dry because the system failed them. To add insult to injury, we have been provided with out-of-date masks with which to protect ourselves. We already know that our counterparts in Italy, China and elsewhere have given their lives to the vocation they chose. For years, health care workers have been raising the alarm that the N.H.S. is in crisis — calling on the government for better funding for our hospitals and better working conditions for ourselves. As the coronavirus crisis intensifies, we must be given the means to protect ourselves and our patients, particularly those most vulnerable. We deserve transparency. We demand honesty. Without that, I don’t know how many people will stick around after this is all over. And right now, it feels like we’re heading into the abyss.

Jessica Potter (@DrJessPotter) is a respiratory specialist doctor working in London and a member of EveryDoctor, an organization that campaigns for the working rights of doctors.

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M5.2 Earthquakes Hits Off Petrolia Where The Cascadia Subduction Zone Meets The San Andreas Fault

By Strange Sounds - Mar 19, 2020

A M5.2 earthquake struck about 8 miles west of Petrolia shortly after 3 p.m. on March 18, 2020, rattling much of Humboldt County.  The quake hit where the Cascadia Subduction Zone links to the San Andreas Fault at the Mendocino Triple Junction. Yesterday, the Pacific Northwest was seismically very active. Just a few hours after a M5.7 earthquake rattled Utah, a M5.2 earthquake hit off petrolia in California. The shallow earthquake hit at a depth of about 17 miles. The U.S. Tsunami Warning Centers indicated there were no current tsunami watches or warnings. Although offshore, more than 1,800 people reported feeling the earthquake that rattled much of Humbolt County in California. What is the dangerous Mendocino Triple Jonction? The Mendocino Triple Junction is the point where the Gorda plate, the North American plate, and the Pacific plate meet, in the Pacific Ocean near Cape Mendocino in northern California. This triple junction is the location of a change in the broad plate motions which dominate the west coast of North America, linking convergence of the northern Cascadia subduction zone and translation of the southern San Andreas Fault system. It has been reently shown that the an earthquake on the Cascadia Subduction Zone could trigger a similar shaker on the San Andreas fault to the south and thus create a giant seismic event along the U.S. West Coast. By the way you can download a new documentary film about Cascadia Below… It’s really worth your money! This M5.2 earthquake off Petrolia follows a M5.8 last week. More earthquake news on Strange Sounds and Steve Quayle. [USGS,] 

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etc. a terrible dark cloud has covered the earth, sickness, pain, suffering, bloodshed, drought, hurricanes, tornadoes, hail, fire, famine, pestilences, heartaches and sorrow, the anti-christ rising to power and fame. Oh, what a day that has now come.

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De Blasio Says "Military Assistance Needed" To Combat NYC Outbreak

by Tyler Durden Wed, 03/18/2020 - 09:39

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday that NYC needs "military assistance" to combat the outbreak. His comment marks the first time that a mayor of a major American city has called for direct intervention from the military. Though it's not exactly surprising: NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been calling on the Army Corp of Engineers to assist the state with building temporary shelters (like MASH field hospitals) and retrofit other buildings to expand hospital bad capacity, which could help the state save hundreds, if not thousands of lives. De Blasio has said he believes the number of cases in NYC would exceed 1,000 on Wednesday, up from 923 cases the day before. Trump said during yesterday's White House press conference that the administration was in talks with the Army Corp of Engineers to see how they could best help the states. Shortly after, though, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said he hadn't been consulted, and added that such activities would be "better left to the states." Instead, Esper said the Pentagon would share millions of pieces of vital medical equipment with hospitals across the country, while also deploying two Navy hospital ships to states in the most dire need.  De Blasio added that he's "almost at the point" of "recommending" a 'shelter in place' order to Gov. Cuomo, despite Cuomo's insistence that he wasn't planning to impose widespread quarantine measures. During an interview with Rachel Maddow last night, the mayor slammed the Trump Administration for keeping troops at the border during the crisis, suggesting they should be pulled to assist with the response. Of course, with NYC streets practically empty and bars and restaurants finally closed thanks to his order, some analysts dared to suggest that the mayor might be overreacting. Cuomo has slammed de Blasio for being a little too aggressive with the 'shelter in place' talk. This begs the question: Is de Blasio now the country's 'alarmist in chief'? 

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With Billionaire Warning Of 'The End Of America As We Know It', Coronavirus Is A Shortcut To The Globalists End Game

- Truth Now 'Quarantined', America Has Been Set Up For Disaster

By Stefan Stanford - All News Pipeline - Live Free Or Die March 19, 2020

When watching  with the state of California possibly about to declare martial lawthe unfolding 'coronavirus curve' in America that's already bringing pandemonium as millions lose their jobs, entire industries are shuttered, the civil liberties of some Americans possibly about to be severely restricted as MSN reports in this new story, there's no doubt COVID-19 is bringing about 'the end of the world as we know it' and may be the beast that leads to the rollout of a new economic system with the virus found to be able to survive on 'cash money'. Yet as Michael Snyder reports in this new story at The Most Important News, while we here at ANP strongly agree with the US government's recommendations that Americans prepare to 'shelter within their own homes' for an extended period of time to help vanquish this virus from America, it also has the very real potential of transforming our 'free society' into a totalitarian nation. As Susan Duclos has mentioned to me numerous times, once people lose certain rights, it's often very difficult to get them back. So we'll be taking a look within this story at a warning coming from a billionaire hedge fund manager that this pandemic could actually lead to the end of America if dire actions aren't soon taken but first, from Michael Snyder's important story titled "Are You Ready To Have Your Civil Liberties Severely Restricted? Because That Is Where This Thing Is Headed…": One of the things that sets the United States apart from the rest of the world is that we are supposed to have certain civil liberties guaranteed to us by the U.S. Constitution. Of course the U.S. Constitution has been absolutely trampled on by many of our leaders for decades, but most Americans still deeply cherish the basic rights which are enshrined in our founding document. Unfortunately, many of our politicians are convinced that all of those rights can be taken away during a “national emergency”, and these days the bar for declaring a “national emergency” has been set very low. Yes, this coronavirus pandemic is a major threat, and experts are warning that millions of Americans could die. But in the process of fighting this virus, we don’t want to relinquish the freedoms that previous generations of Americans fought so hard to secure for us. As history has demonstrated, once certain freedoms are gone they can be exceedingly difficult to get back. We are now being warned that this pandemic could last 18 months or longer, and losing any of our freedoms for that long is absolutely unthinkable.

Unfortunately, some of our politicians are apparently thinking about the unthinkable. I would like for you to consider something that California Governor Gavin Newsom just told the media very carefully…

California Gov. Gavin Newsom in a Sunday presser said that martial law was not necessary to combat coronavirus in his state. “If you want to establish a framework of martial law, which is ultimate authority and enforcement, we have the capacity to do that, but we are not feeling at this moment that is a necessity,” Newsom said. At this moment? Does that mean that later on it may become “a necessity”? And while we strongly feel that the best thing that we can do to help our families and loved ones while helping 1st responders in the process is to 'shelter in place' within our own homes for an extended period of time, what happens if that 'period of time' becomes 18 months or longer? As we hear in the final video at the bottom of this story featuring Mike Adams interviewing Steve Quayle, between the phenomenal ignorance of the general public and 'truth' forever being quarantined, America has been set up for disaster.

(ANP NEEDS YOUR HELP! Due to unforseen medical expenses following Susan Duclos' heart attacks and hospitalization, All News Pipeline will need some financial help in the days ahead. So if you like stories like this, please consider donating to ANP to help keep us in this 'Info-war' for America at a time of systematic censorship and widespread corruption.) Back on February 1st we published this story on ANP titled "Locking Down America & The Globalists End Game: Due To The 'Nature Of The Beast', Completely Stopping A Coronavirus Pandemic May Require 'Shutting Down Society' - Imagine An America Where You're No Longer Able To Travel Freely" within which we argued a complete shutdown was probably necessary to contain the spread of this virus and now we learn that billionaire hedge fund manager Bill Ackman is warning the same thing with world changing consequences if we don't.

Ackman didn't mince his words in his message to President Trump while warning that America can surely survive a 30-day nationwide shutdown but could never survive a shutdown that goes on for 18 months or more, with the hotel and restaurant industries already hard hit along with the entertainment industry. From this Daily Mail story. Billionaire Bill Ackman has warned that 'America will end as we know it' unless President Trump immediately shuts down the entire country for 30 days.

Hedge fund manager Ackman made the dismal predictions in a Twitter post Wednesday and in an interview with CNBC, in which he urged President Trump and other global leaders to 'shut the world for 30 days'. He said urgent action is needed now if the economy is to survive and if lives are to be spared amid the rapidly escalating coronavirus pandemic. The 'gradual roll-out' of closures and measures being taken now are not enough to stop the crisis which is already bankrupting the economy, starting with hotels and restaurants, he said. Ackman made the somber prediction that 'hell is coming' and warned that the US as we now know it is ending. 'America will end as we know it. I'm sorry to say so, unless we take this option,' he said in an interview with CNBC Tuesday afternoon. 'Hell is coming,' he warned. The 'only answer for the world is to shut the world for 30 days,' he told CNBC. 'We have an invisible, silent, deadly enemy. How do we kill it? Everyone just goes home.' The stark warning followed his desperate bid to President Trump earlier on Wednesday to shut the US down with an extended Spring Break holiday, saying it is the 'only answer' to spare the nation from economic catastrophe.  'Mr. President, the only answer is to shut down the country for the next 30 days and close the borders. Tell all Americans that you are putting us on an extended Spring Break at home with family. Keep only essential services open. The government pays wages until we reopen,' Ackman said in a Twitter post Wednesday morning. And while we've urged in our stories for nearly two months now that ANP readers prepare to 'shelter in place' to both minimize our own exposure to the virus as well as make the lives of our 1st responders a little bit easier, as Brandon Smith reports in this new story over at Alt Market, the 'average American' is totally in a daze, completely unprepared for any kind of an extended shutdown with many running around supermarkets attempting to prepare like chickens with their heads cut off.  With it long warned that only 9 meals separate a civilized society from total anarchy and many of America's store shelves already going empty as Susan Duclos had reported in this March 18th ANP story and we also hear in the 1st video at the bottom of this story from 'Ice Age Farmer', we pray that everybody is completely prepared should an 'extended shutdown' of America soon be announced with that possibly being the only way to finally put an end to this Chinese virus. From Brandon Smith's story.

America is in a haze right now. It seems like half the country is in denial of the danger while the other half is awaking from apathy and frantically trying to prepare. This is creating a fog of confusion as one side screams “it's nothing but the flu, stop buying up the grocery store...!”, and the other side just keeps stocking goods, though in an inexperienced way that prioritizes comfort over practicality. The other day I went by the grocery store to grab a few peripheral items while they still exist on sale, and this was the first time since the Covid-19 situation began that people in my area actually seemed...different. The usual carefree obliviousness was gone from their faces and they all had a deer-in-the-headlights look, their eyes wide as saucers as they nervously scrambled around the store. None of them were absorbed into their cell phones. All of them were alert as many people huddled over their cart, quickly snatching items from the shelves as if protecting themselves from potential thieves. It seems that reality is finally hitting the masses square in the face like a sucker punch. Suddenly, the prepper movement doesn't look so “crazy” after all, and average people are now turning to prepper forums and websites to ask us for information on how to plan more effectively. Instead of stacking piles of toilet paper for psychological comfort, they are now buying food supplies. The people who used to accuse us of being “chicken littles” and “doom mongers” are eerily silent. I almost miss them. At the very least, everyone is now concerned about the situation, if not for different reasons. This is a far cry from the past two months, when governments around the world as well as the UN's WHO continually downplayed the pandemic threat and offered the public nothing in terms of usable advice. The establishment consistently kept the public in the dark, not just on the virus and its capabilities but also on the vast weaknesses in the global economy. Abruptly in the past week they suggest that a threat is ahead and now millions of people are scrambling to prepare however they can. As I have noted in previous articles, there is a reason why the establishment refused to inform the citizenry of the instabilities inherent in the pandemic scenario; the more unknowns there are for the public the more panic will set it, chaos ensues, and it is chaos that can be exploited to push forward numerous agendas. These agendas include global centralization as well as the erasure of constitutional liberties. So with an unknown future ahead of us and the very real possibility that this crisis will be used to push a curtailment of civil liberties as we had also warned on March 16th in this story titled "Heads Up! American Preparedness Radio Network Warns Of 'Coronavirus Checkpoints' Coming To American Roadways - Prepare For Months Of Madness In America!", a federal study suggesting this pandemic will last for 18 months and warning of major shortages in supplies ahead is a warning to buckle in for the bumpy ride ahead. In the 2nd video below, we hear Bill Ackman on CNBC warning that absolutely dramatic measures must be taken NOW to stop the spread of this virus because America won't be able to survive an 18-month shutdown while in the 3rd and final video below, Steve Quayle joins Mike Adams to talk about the origins of COVID-19 while exposing how all of this is a huge part of the 'globalists end game'. 

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Although the Coronavirus Is Deadly, the People Must Not Allow Government to Eliminate Civil Liberties

Submitted by Dave Hodges on Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 14:23.

There are some in the alt media that are saying that as more dramatic quarantine policies are put into place, that civil liberties will erode. That is a correct statement. Some of these same pundits also profess that “sacrificing liberty for security”, as Ben Franklin warned Americans not to do is very dangerous territory. Again, I agree with the expressed concerns. However, some of these same people are creating a cavalier attitude which strongly implies to their followers that it is ok to engage in any activity that ones deem appropriate, or entertaining. This is a completely irresponsible example of poor journalism. The videos and tweets out of China and Italy are not faked. These people are dying from something. We can debate the transmission rate, the death rate, the composition of who is really vulnerable to succumbing to the virus and we can definitely debate whether this is a bioweapon or not (it is), however, it is irresponsible and these sources do their followers a disservice to minimize the seriousness of what we are dealing with. If everyone adopts the same cavalier attitude as some of these so-called experts, and people abandon all sense of social distancing, we run the distinct risk of becoming our own worst enemy! We could turn a moderate spread of the coronavirus into a pandemic by our own recklessness. Until this virus is fully contained, we should be following the mandates for good hygiene and practicing effective social distancing. The Dangers of Martial Law and Quarantine Centers Having admonished alt media sources for being irresponsible, there is merit to the expressed concerns that the final and biggest casualty of this bioweapons attack upon America will be the Constitution and the America we knew in 2019 is the not the new Amerika of 2020. There are some long-standing truths about the nature of government: The first goal of government is to procure power in as many areas as the people will let them without a major pushback. The longer a government is in power, the more power it seeks to obtain and individual rights of all citizens eventually becomes a target of a government. Eventually, a tyrannical regime will come to power at some point in time. This usually happens in the midst of an upheaval. False flag events normally accompany the negative circumstances that is consuming a country. This is when tyrants, such as Mao, Hitler and Stalin come to power. This is when great genocides take place and this is when gun confiscation precedes every single genocide. That is not my judgment, this is the unmistakable verdict rendered by history. When “continuity of government” is in jeopardy, the government will entirely abandon serving the will and welfare of the people and will eventually forsake all public safety and move into self-preservation mode. From personal observation and from information fathered from trusted insider sources, the government has seized and will continue to seize unwarranted power over the people. The founding fathers understood these dangers and this is why they tried the system of federalism and the separation of powers. However, history shows that in times of emergency, the power to abuse citizens usually resides in what Americans calls the Executive Branch. Managing the Present Crisis From a federal law enforcement agent, I have learned that the ATF is preparing to deny all requests for gun registration background checks. This will paralyze new gun purchases. This is a complete violation of the Second Amendment. Why would the government mind if the citizens are preparing to defend their homes and families from rioters seeking resources at any cost? The only reason is that the erasure of civil liberties is in place in these instances is because the government does not plan and giving civil liberties back to the people when the crisis is abated. It is common knowlege that the government is preparing to control all food and food distribution. This activity should be privatized through a public-private-partnership, at worst because when government gains control of the food supply, they use it as a weapon to force citizen compliance to a new level of tyranny. History is quite clear on this point. John Moore has published a copy a "permission to travel" paper which enables the holder to avoid all checkpoints. What checkpoints you may ask? From multiple sources, the government is moving to a "papers please" society and will restrict travel between states without the proper clearance. Additionally, it is becoming known that the new vaccines contain a biometric marker that can be scanned by vaccine compliance at key checkpoints. Many, including myself, belive that the Coronavirus vaccine, effective or not, will be mandated under penalty of law. An Amerikan future could easily contain, no Constitution, no civil liberties, forced vaccination, limited travel, a collapsed economy and a form of serfdom servitude. This must be resisted by all American and it will be at some point. America is ready to enter a phase of civil war if the Coronavirus does not completely collapse our govdernment and economy. What will our society look like at that point? That will be the topic of Part Two of this series. 

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Matthew 24:3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?
Verse 7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. (KJV)

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Luke 21:7 And they asked him, saying, Master, but when shall these things be? and what sign will there be when these things shall come to pass?
Luke 21:10 Then said he unto them, Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom:
11 And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven. (KJV)

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The Covid-19 Economic Crisis Will Change Everything: Short Term and Long Term Effects

by Daisy Luther

Whether you think the global pandemic is “just the flu” or you realize it’s the real deal, one thing is difficult to debatemany Americans are already feeling the economic pain being caused by the outbreak and the measures taken to stop it. Unemployment claims skyrocketed this week as businesses laid-off employees in an attempt to weather the storm. More than 281,000 people filed for unemployment and those numbers would have been even higher if the influx of claims had not crashed the systems in several states. In a news release, the Department of Labor said: During the week ending March 14, the increase in initial claims are clearly attributable to impacts from the COVID-19 virus. A number of states specifically cited COVID-19 related layoffs, while many states reported increased layoffs in service-related industries broadly and in the accommodation and food services industries specifically, as well as in the transportation and warehousing industry, whether COVID-19 was identified directly or not. (source) At the same time as employees are filing claims, businesses are trying to figure out how to stay afloat. Restaurants are switching to carry-out only. Bars are closed. Retail sales are down unless the business happens to be selling vital supplies like medications, food, and the new gold standard, toilet paper and Lysol wipes. The Covid-19 pandemic is causing an economic crisis that will have both short-term and long-term effects. This will challenge your adaptability skills, but I want to stress something: life will be different, but that doesn’t mean life is over. Here’s what you need to know. Recession or Depression? This is just the beginning of the economic crisis bearing down on us. As social distancing measures become more widespread, less and less money will be in play – both earned and spent. Oh, and don’t forget, the stock market is setting record lows that haven’t been seen since the Great Depression. (And this isn’t just in the United States – it’s happening across the globe.) Fortune reports that we’re heading straight into a recession.

…the next Great Recession began this past week, as the U.S. virtually shut down its economy to prevent further spread of COVID-19. First, the NBA suspended its season, followed in rapid succession by the NHL, the MLS, the MLB, and most recently, the PGA’s cancellation of the 2020 Masters golf tournament. Then Broadway closed down, followed by cancellations at nearly all major venues. Businesses told their employees to work from home. In Minneapolis, the normally-packed Mall of America parking garages are virtually empty. In New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio just limited all restaurants, cafes, and bars, to takeout and delivery. (source) Others suggest what’s coming is going to be more of a depression than a recession. What’s the difference? It’s all about the length of time the economic downturn lasts. A recession is the contraction phase of the business cycle. A common rule of thumb for recessions is two quarters of negative GDP growth. A depression is a prolonged period of economic recession marked by a significant decline in income and employment. (source)

Considering the fact that the US government is preparing for a Covid-19 siege that could last 18 months, it appears we’re looking at the D-word. Our immediate financial problems While this economic crisis looks as though it may continue for quite some time, let’s break this up into immediate and long-term issues. Currently, many people are facing an abrupt loss of income. And it’s likely that a lot of the folks losing their income don’t have the safety net of a large emergency fund – 60% of Americans are only one missed paycheck away from disaster. At the same time as this downturn in income, people have been spending a fortune on food and other supplies to get through a potential quarantine that could last anywhere from 2 weeks to multiple months. This is not an extravagance – it’s a necessity. And there are fewer goods to buy, leading people to purchase whatever is left rather than whatever is the most affordable. Our supply chain is broken because of our heavy reliance on Chinese goods. There are shortages, whether the government wants to admit it or not. You need only to walk into the nearest grocery store in most towns in the US to see large bare spots on the shelves. Instead of canned goods being lined up all the way to the back of the shelves, they’re perhaps two-deep to make the shelves look fuller. Meat coolers are half empty. There’s no bleach, no toilet paper, no Lysol wipes, no rice, and no beans to be had in many areas. Our immediate concerns are the loss of income, paying current bills that are due, and getting enough food and supplies to see our families through whatever quarantine or isolation measures are demanded by the government. I wrote more about the cost of a Covid-19 quarantine here. And unfortunately, this is just the beginning.

Our long-term problems As the economy continues to plummet because people are only purchasing the bare necessities, we’ll see other issues arise. How will you pay your rent or mortgage if your job qualifications are in a field that is now considered a luxury? How will you keep your utilities on when you’re not making any money? How will you feed your family, keep a roof over your head, pay for medical care, and maintain a vehicle? If you’ve never been through personal financial hardship before, you could be in for a terrible reality check when the cost of your most basic essentials is out of reach. But many of us have been there. We can tell you that it often makes you feel powerless – it’s difficult and humiliating, but you can get through it. If you’re a business owner, how will you keep operating if you have no working capital? How can you hire people if you don’t know whether you’ll be able to keep them on board for more than a couple of pay periods? How can you buy more inventory and can you even acquire that inventory anymore? Will you be able to get the parts you need to repair items if you run a repair service business? As you can see, there are more questions than answers. The future is quite uncertain. If you have prepped for disruptions, you’ll be okay…for a while. You will have used up a lot of your stored goods getting through the quarantines, should they occur, and making up for the shortages in stores. This certainly gives you a jump on the crisis, but do you actually have enough for the 18 months to two years of disruption being predicted? It’s scary to think about surviving an economic depression, especially after we in America have been more or less pampered for most of our lives. But it’s better to face reality now than to be shocked by it later. Knowing ahead of time can prevent financial mistakes you’ll regret for years. Things are going to look a lot different in 2021 than they did in 2019. Remember that we are the children and grandchildren of those who survived the Great Depression. We will get through this. How do you survive in an economy like this? I know the things I’ve laid out here are alarming, maybe even terrifying. You may be wondering how in the world you can survive. Well, you can. This has happened before, maybe not on such a massive scale, but there have been other recessions and depressions. People have lived through drastic changes in their circumstances. I’m not suggesting it’s easy but it is possible. Right now, cut your expenses. You need to stop making purchases that are frivolous. You need to get rid of gym memberships, third phones, and subscription boxes. Make these cuts now. Ignore anyone who tells you that you are further damaging the economy by these cuts – they aren’t the ones who are going to feed your family. Look at your living situation. I’m not suggesting you move right this minute – on the contrary, that would be a nightmare with quarantines and curfews looming. But begin to consider whether or not you are living in the most economical way. It’s likely that you will soon see more extended families and friends living together to save on bills. You may need to relocate or you may need to allocate space in your home to others. Again – don’t do it right this second, but start to think about your options. Go back to basic skills. Now’s the time to start some seeds and begin figuring out a garden, even if it’s just a few plants on your patio or balcony. Learn to mend and repair things instead of throwing them out and replacing them. Cook from scratch instead of buying processed food or ordering out. Start now to live more simply and focus your spending on the tools required for that.

Practice hardcore frugality. I’ve written a lot about living inexpensively. You can find the archives here. You need to embrace a thrifty state of mind instead of railing against the system that means you can no longer afford a $6 coffee every morning on your way to work. This may be difficult – anger is a normal response to a change in circumstances that is beyond your control. But the faster you can get past the anger, the sooner you can find a new normal and some peace of mind. Help others. That probably sounds crazy after I just said to cut your expenses, but helping others builds a sense of community and that is essential during difficult times. If you have elderly neighbors, take over a hearty, filling meal or visit with them (once it’s safe to do this.) See if they need anything picked up from the store. Offer a hard-working mom some free babysitting one afternoon so she can just take a nap. If you’re shoveling your own snow, go a little further and shovel somebody else’s walk too.

Create some odd jobs for yourself. When things get to the point where we can get out and do things again, you may find that working a regular job is no longer possible. If you can’t find work, you can come up with odd jobs you can do.

Stay in contact with creditors. As this all unfolds, staying in touch with the people to whom you owe money is the best way to protect your credit rating and your possessions. They realize everyone is in the same position right now, and many of them will be happy to help if they know you intend to pay them.  Understand there could be a point when you simply can’t pay your bills. You may end up with the terrible realization that you can’t afford to pay your bills. Of course, you took out credit cards or loans with the full intention of paying the money back, but sometimes circumstances are beyond our control and we have to prioritize survival: keeping a roof over your head, keeping the power on, and having food to eat. If you reach that point, check out this article on how to survive when you can’t pay your bills. We could be looking at an entirely different version normal when this all shakes out. You can’t completely close down an economy and expect everything to just start back up again in a few months like nothing ever happened. But you and your family can survive this. 

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California Governor issues ‘stay at home’ lockdown order to 40 million as coronavirus spreads

California Governor Gavin Newsom (Office of the Governor of California)

March 19, 2020 Editorial Staff

Effective Thursday night, March 19, 2020, California Governor Newsom issued a “stay at home” order for all 40 million Californians in a press conference that was live streamed on Twitter. Citizens are ordered to only leave their homes for essential trips and is in place until further notice. It is unclear what enforcement measures will be taken for those that disobey the order. Essential businesses like banks, gas stations, grocery stories, pharmacies, some take out restaurants and others are allowed to remain open. Public events and gatherings are banned. However, Newsom says California needs to “bend the curve” and that coronavirus cases are increasing rapidly. “There’s a social contract here, people I think recognize the need to do more. They will adjust and adapt as they have.” he continued.

Newsom explained his numbers saying, “We believe the virus will impact about 56% of California’s population…You do the math, that’s a particularly large number…We believe with a 20% hospitalization rate, that’s about 19,543 people that would need to be hospitalizedabove the existing capacity of our system.” Newsom caveated the announcement with, “Home isolation is not my preferred choice…but it is a necessary one. This is not a permanent state, it is a moment in time.” This order comes as the U.S. Senate unveiled a trillion dollar bailout plan and U.S. deaths from the coronavirus hit 200. The bailout is the third bailout after the first two packages totaled over $110 billion. A patchwork of closings, lockdowns and social distance orders are springing up all over the country which is creating a more or less state of voluntary semi-lockdown around the country. Today, the U.S. State Department told citizens that international travel plans “may be severely disrupted, and you may be forced to remain outside of the United States for an indefinite timeframe.” To date, John Hopkins University is reporting there are a little over 14,000 U.S. reported cases of the virus and 205 deaths. Globally, roughly 242,000 has reportedly been infected, with more than 9,800 having died. 

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In the Pandemic, It’s Every Nation for Itself

Administrator Posted on March 17,

For most men, the claims of the heart are superior to those of the mind… In a crisis, people put families, friends and country first.  “The lamps are going out all over Europe, we shall not see them lit again in our life-time,” said Foreign Secretary Sir Edward Grey to a friend on the eve of Britain’s entry into the First World War. Observing from afar as the coronavirus pandemic ravages the Old Continent, Grey’s words return to mind. And as the Great War changed Europe forever, the COVID-19 pandemic seems to be changing the way European peoples see each other. “All for one and one for all!” These were the words by which “The Three Musketeers” of Alexandre Dumas lived their lives. This was the ideal upon which the EU and NATO were built. An attack against one is an attack against all. The Schengen Agreement by which citizens of Europe are as free to travel through the countries of their continent as Americans are to travel from Maryland to Virginia is rooted in that ideal. Yet, suddenly, all that seems to belong to yesterday. How the EU’s nation-states are reacting to the coronavirus crisis brings to mind another phrase, a French phrase, “Sauve qui peut,” a rough translation of which is, “Every man for himself.” The New York Times has written of the new reality. In Sunday’s top story, “Europe Locks Up and Faces Crisis as Virus Spread,” the Times wrote: “While some European leaders, like President Emmanuel Macron of France, have called for intensifying cooperation across nations, others are trying to close their countries off. “From Denmark to Slovakia, governments went into aggressive virus-fighting mode with border closings.”  Describing a host of countries heeding the call of tribalism and nationalism, the Times laments Monday: “Today, Europeans are… erecting borders between countries, inside their cities and neighborhoods, around their homes — to protect themselves from their neighbors, even from their own grandchildren.”T “Confronting a virus that knows no borders, this modern Europe without borders is building them everywhere.” In a few days, the Europe of open borders has become history. Have something to say about this column?

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As the pandemic spreads from Italy to Spain, France, Germany,” reports the Times, “there is a growing sense of the need for harsh, even authoritarian methods, many of them taken from China. “Europe has been terrified by Italy. Suddenly, many of the continent’s countries are trying to lock down, to protect themselves and their citizens. The idea of European solidarity, and of a borderless Europe where citizens are free to travel and work, seems very far away.” Italy, hardest-hit country after China, is on lockdown. Germany is closing its borders with Austria, Denmark, France, Luxembourg and Switzerland. The Czech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Slovakia have announced they will close borders to all foreigners. President Donald Trump has expanded his travel ban on Europe to include two of America’s oldest friends, Britain and Ireland. Slovenia has closed its border with Italy. Norway is on lockdown. International travelers who arrive in Norway risk a mandatory 14-day quarantine, regardless of their health. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced that Canada is barring entry to all travelers who are not citizens or permanent residents. The only exceptions are air crews, diplomats, and, “at this time,” U.S. citizens. What we are witnessing is the clash of the claims of human nature and of ideology. Through history, most men have put attachments of family, tribe, faith, country, race and nation above the claims of liberal ideology. But while all citizens may have the same God-given right to life and constitutional right to “equal protection of the laws,” all people do not have equal rights to our affections or concerns. For most men, the claims of the heart are superior to those of the mind. Foreign folks do not have the same claims upon us as our own. In a crisis, people put families, friends and country first. In the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson declares that, “all men are created equal.” Yet, what truly seems to enrage him and to justify the rebellion against George III are the crimes the king had committed and that he had been “deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity.” The king had violated the claims of our common blood while we Americans had not been “wanting in attentions to our British brethren.” Closing borders is a grievous offense against liberalism that is supposedly rooted in the sin of xenophobia. But what governments in Europe are saying by closing their borders, what Americans are saying by banning travel from Europe, is that while all men may be created equal, we will always put our own people first, ahead of the rest. When a crisis comes, be it a war in which the survival of the nation is at stake or an epidemic where the health and survival of our people is at stake , we take care of our own first.

This is human nature. This is the way the world works.


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New York orders every non-essential worker to stay home as coronavirus cases more than double overnight

New York is enacting a mandatory stay-at-home order for all non-essential workforce, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday morning. Cuomo made the announcement in a press conference, noting the order was “the most drastic action we can take.” He also tweeted, “I will sign an Executive Order mandating that 100% of workforce must stay home, excluding essential services. This order excludes pharmacies, grocery stores, and others.” Cuomo noted the order was not a “shelter-in-place” order because residents are not prohibited from shopping and exercising. “If the number (of cases) doesn’t slow down, we have to tighten the valve. If they still don’t slow down, we tighten the valve. Now we are closing the valve,” he said. Cuomo had said on Tuesday night that New York City would not be undergoing a mandatory quarantine, despite NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio saying it was under consideration. “That cannot happen. It cannot happen legally,” Cuomo told reporters of a possible quarantine. “No city in this state can quarantine itself without state approval and I have no interest whatsoever, and no plan whatsoever, to quarantine any city.” The announcement on Friday comes after New York state’s number of coronavirus cases more than doubled overnight, surging from 2,950 to 7,102. New York currently has 53,000 hospital beds, though Cuomo said the state could need double that amount when the coronavirus reaches its peak in an estimated 45 days. The state also has just 3,000 intensive care beds, but could need over 37,000. On Friday, Cuomo also announced an order prohibiting residential and commercial evictions for 90 days.


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By Susan Duclos - All News PipeLine

See that picture above, taken by ANP reader Sheep Herder, sent to us along with more than a dozen others?

Get used to that sight because in the midst of a nation panic shopping and emptying shelves faster than many can restock them, we see that truckers, the lifeblood of America, the men and women that keep the supply chain moving and our families fed, are now facing a number of 'hurdles' because of the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic spreading across the globe. Before detailing those hurdles, a couple points:

1) Don't panic. Not only does it cause people to make very bad choices, but it literally has already killed a man.

Here is the headline from Africa.Press: "Man killed in Kwale after ‘showing’ coronavirus symptoms." The "symptoms they are talking about is the poor man sneezed. That is it. He sneezed...... and a mob attacked him and beat him to death. George Kotini Hezron, 35, a resident of Kibundani area was on Tuesday night accosted by a group of youth while heading home.  The man who was sneezing passed a group of youths seated by the roadside. His sneezing attracted their attention and it was then they wrestled him to the ground. They questioned his sneezing, likening it to that of a coronavirus patient.  The man tried to fight back but was overpowered. They mob reigned terror on him, telling him that he should be isolated to avoid spreading the virus.  Police said preliminary investigations indicate that the deceased was drunk and had no signs of the disease. So, prepare for long term shortages, because if you are prepared there is no need to panic. Start learning how to make "perpetual soups," and baking your own goods, making each meal stretch as far as it can go, and read up on surviving any type of catastrophic event. Better to be prepared and have nothing happen than to have disaster strike and be unprepared.

2) Killing a man because of panic is one end of the "extreme" spectrum, and then we have the other end of it, and those are the people living in denial. Newsflash for those folks: Denial kills as well.

I am noting a number of usually level-headed people in complete denial that this COVID-19 is a pandemic, and is dangerous and deadly. One of the most common defense for that denial is "but the flu kills more people each year." Exactly how do they know that? They don't, but since the media first spent their time downplaying COVID-19, then freaking out over it in a complete 180, and citing only the official numbers without explaining why those numbers are basically worthless, it is understandable that they wouldn't see how severe the situation is. One of our nurses here, a regular who has been reading and commenting at ANP for years, informed us that people dying from this new coronavirus, but have not been officially tested for it, are having the cause of death listed as "acute respiratory failure." Those people are not even being listed as part of the official death count. As I said above, the official numbers are worthless. What we do know is that it is very contagious, and yes, it does kill quickly, as we see a new report about a New Jersey family that has just lost three members to COVID-19 , and 19 others are being quarantined, because they attended the same family get-together.

[Update] The New Jersey family has lost a fourth member to the coronavirus, reported by New York Post. So, yes, we know it is highly contagious and deadly. What else do we know? Only what officials are telling us, but by watching the reactions of hospitals, hearing firsthand accounts from nurses, and seeing the level of "freak out" by multiple governments, we can safely make a couple of assumptions with a high degree of confidence. We also have a doctor, a surgeon, stating outright "The sky is falling," while she prays that she is wrong about the severity. We are living in a global public health crisis moving at a speed and scale never witnessed by living generations. The cracks in our medical and financial systems are being splayed open like a gashing wound. No matter how this plays out, life will forever look a little different for all of us. On the front lines, patients are lining up outside of our emergency rooms and clinics looking to us for answers — but we have few. Only on Friday did coronavirus testing become more readily available in New York, and the tests are still extremely limited. Right next to my office in the hospital, a lab is being repurposed with hopes of a capability to run 1,000 tests a day. But today, and likely tomorrow, even M.D.s do not have straightforward access to testing across the country. Furthermore, the guidelines and criteria for testing are changing almost daily. Our health care system is mired in situational uncertainty. The leadership of our hospital is working tirelessly — but doctors on the ground are pessimistic about our surge capacity. It is worse than what we are being told, but taking the appropriate measures on our own, such as self-quarantining in order to stay healthy and away from groups of people, and doing it on our own, because no one wants the government mandating it. Once you lose a right, there is a good chance you will never get it back. If the pandemic itself is not bad enough, we now have the one industry that delivers our foods and other products to the stores so consumers can obtain them, facing hurdle after hurdle, just to do their job. (ANP NEEDS YOUR HELP! Due to recent medical expenses, All News Pipeline will need financial help in the months ahead. If you like stories like this, please consider donating to ANP to help keep us in this 'Info-war' for America at a time of systematic censorship and corruption.) TRUCKERS, AMERICA'S LIFEBLOOD, FACING HURDLES IN DELIVERING GOODS

Our nation's truckers, the very people responsible for food, water, in fact everything in a store, any store, is transported mostly by truck. Many deliveries do go across state lines and now those truckers are having obstacles thrown in their way from every direction. From travel restrictions to truck stop diners closing their dining rooms, to states closing rest areas to providing less space for parking along logistic corridors, all of which will effect multiple industries, including grocery stores that are already seeing a run on their products. Truck-stop restaurants in some states have shut dining rooms and switched to takeout service to comply with health orders aimed at controlling the spread of the virus. On Tuesday, Pennsylvania closed its state-run rest stops, cutting back significant parking space along key logistics corridors. Some customers are asking drivers to stay in their trucks or switch from paper to electronic methods to document pickups and deliveries, trucking companies and freight brokers said. Additionally, some trucking companies said their drivers are facing new restrictions at receiving docks if they have been in states considered coronavirus hot zones. “Some of the shippers and receivers are asking drivers to sign affidavits that they are not sick,” said Linda Allen, owner of Hardcore Trucking, a trucking company based in Spring Hill, Fla., that hauls refrigerated loads. “They are not allowed to use the restroom, not allowed to use the building,” Ms. Allen said. “They don’t want drivers in the facilities.” Nice way to treat the people we depend on to survive, eh? The trucking industry is requesting some exemptions and for rest areas to remain open, facilitating their ability to do their jobs. An older infographic titled "If Trucks STOPPED," shown below, gives a great visual representation of how much we truly depend on truckers and the trucking industry. BOTTOM LINE The increasing frequency of stories, with visual proof by way of pictures, of store shelves stripped bare, while others aren't even bothering to restock, they are simply wheeling the full pallets out and letting people take their products right off of it, and that is if they have what they need to restock at all, is indicative of a broken supply chain. With all that said, let me reiterate the points above, don't panic and don't live in denial, it won't do you any good and is detrimental to good decision making. Find a middle ground and act accordingly. Prepare. Get what you can in moderation, where you can, and when you can. Do not try to get everything all at once, you never know who is watching how much supplies you are buying and by dividing up your purchases you are leaving something for the next person. Thanks again to everyone that has been updating us all about what is happening in your area and those that are sending pictures. Be smart and be safe. 

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Amazon halts grocery orders in the US so it can restock amid huge demand sparked by coronavirus panic-buying - but does not say when the service will be back

Increasing grocery demand in the US has led Amazon to shut down its pantry

The online retailer said it needs to restock after online coronavirus panic-buying

Amazon did not say when the service would be up-and-running again

Coronavirus symptoms: what are they and should you see a doctor?

By Ryan Fahey For Mailonline Published: 04:14 EDT, 20 March 2020 | Updated: 05:06 EDT, 20 March 2020 Inc said today it has halted its Prime Pantry delivery service in the United States to restock groceries, following a surge in online orders by shoppers worried about the coronavirus pandemic. 'Amazon Pantry is not accepting new orders at this time while we work to fulfill open orders and restock items following increased demand,' a company spokesperson said. The service, which sells non-perishable groceries from cereals to soaps, has seen huge demand despite consumers thronging supermarkets and grocery stores for everything from toilet papers and canned foods. Amazon did not say when the service will be back, but said it was working with partners to get the items back in stock as quickly as possible. The move comes after the company resorted to receive only vital supplies at its U.S. and UK and other European warehouses until April 5, as it tries to free up space for medical and household goods in high demand. Merchants send products to Amazon to store in their warehouses until a shopper buys it. Amazon then packages the item and dispatches it to the customer.  These outlets can still sell phones, toys, bread makers, and other non-essentials on the website, but they will have to organise delivery themselves. Items already in their warehouses - and those en route - will still be delivered, meaning consumers awaiting an order should still receive it providing it is already stocked. But third-party retailers, which sell 60 per cent of all products on the platform, have warned that a lack of their own personal storage space will likely see a fall in stock over the coming weeks. The new measures, which also apply in the United States, came as Amazon employees were asked to work overtime to keep up with panic-buying deliveries. In a statement, the Seattle-based website said: 'We are seeing increased online shopping and as a result some products such as household staples and medical supplies are out of stock. 'With this in mind, we are temporarily prioritizing household staples, medical supplies and other high-demand products coming into our fulfillment centers so that we can more quickly receive, restock, and ship these products to customers.' High-demand products that will now be prioritized include: baby products, health and household items, beauty and personal care products, groceries, industrial items and pet supplies.   Online shopping is ramping up as officials impose curfews and lockdowns on areas most hit by the virus. Yesterday, Boris Johnson ramped up the government's response to the crisis by urging people to avoid social contact. The over-70s, who are particularly vulnerable to the virus, were also told to stay at home. Impending self-isolation has fanned a torrent of panic-buying, with chaotic scenes at stores. But online retailers such as Amazon have also been bombarded with orders. Amazon has already run out of many cleaning supplies and is facing hefty delivery delays amid the mass panic, warning shoppers that orders may take longer than two days to deliver. The coronavirus outbreak has already posed a difficult time for sellers, many of which relied on Chinese factories that shut down at the height of the country's crisis. Michael Michelini, a partner at Alpha Rock Capital, which sells around 10 brands on Amazon, told the Wall Street Journal that the latest move 'makes things nerve-racking' because the firm won't know where to stock its shipments of shoe and car accessories coming in this week. This comes as Amazon revealed plans on Monday to hire 100,000 more workers in the US to help deal with 'the surge in demand from people relying on Amazon's service during this stressful time.' 

MONOLOGUE WRITTEN BY CLYDE LEWIS FROM  I have been seeing a lot of speculation in social media that showcase a number of theories about what is next for the United States as we are seeing more of a crackdown on social distancing and shelter in place. There are many that are worried that the next step is martial law and there are those, mostly who do not know how to spell the word martial telling people that we are already in a state of martial law.  Now I am not surprised that this is happening because when you see many national guard Humvees move through the neighborhood it is a chilling reminder of what has been seen in movies like The Siege and The Stand. As of Tuesday, more than 1,500 Guard personnel in 22 states were called up to aid efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19 as the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a pandemic on March 11, with President Donald Trump following two days later to classify the virus as a national emergency. At the moment there is no reason to set up what is called the martial law framework and therefore we are not in a state of martial law. In simple terms, martial law is the replacement of civil rule with temporary military authority in a time of crisis. While its imposition is rare, the United States does have several noteworthy instances where martial law came into play, including in times of war, natural disasters and civic disputes. Though there is no precise definition of martial law, the precedent in the United States holds that under it, “certain civil liberties may be suspended, such as the right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures, freedom of association, freedom of movement, and the writ of habeas corpus – the right to a trial before imprisonment may be suspended. Legally speaking, we are not under martial law but we seem to be implementing it in spirit, meaning that if local governments wish to impose many of the privileges they have without checks and balances you may see the rise of many state dictators who are using COVID-19 as an excuse to enact unconstitutional laws. (see the bottom of this article) Martial law can be declared by both the president and Congress. The governor of a state may also declare martial law if it is included in that state’s constitution. However, Congress has never solely imposed it. Americans who seem to be clamoring for it do not know enough about it to demand anything but what is being handled by law enforcement at this time. Also read: Are You Prepared For Quarantine? 6 Steps For Quick Quarantine Preparedness Plus 2 Weeks Menu Plans Suggesting In extreme circumstances, there is an exception: the Insurrection Act, which allows the use of active-duty or National Guard troops for federal law enforcement in cases when “rebellion against the authority of the U.S. makes it impracticable to enforce the laws of the U.S. by the ordinary course of judicial proceedings,” according to U.S. Northern Command. The president has named the coronavirus a “major disaster” under the Stafford Act, which enumerates how the federal government can handle emergency responses, which no president has ever done before in response to a health epidemic. While much of the coronavirus response falls under the purview of the federal government, “enforcing” laws relating to public health and safety falls squarely within the powers of the states under the Tenth Amendment.

What NAVY Seals Will Do During This Coronavirus Disaster…

This is probably the most counter-intuitive aspect of survival. One that very few newbie preppers know about… but do you know what the military, navy seals, expert preppers, hardcore bushcraft survivalists and all of their families will do during the next disaster? Will they head for the woods? No…

Will they load their bug-out vehicles with supplies and storm off? Nope. Will they go to their bug-out retreat? Not a chance. 99% of them will bug in. That’s what they’re prepping for right now, and so should you. Why? Because bugging out is flat-out dangerous. You’ll be out there, in the wild or on a highway, vulnerable, with no shelter, limited supplies, and dangers at every step. Dan F. Sullivan, one of the top survival experts, has put together a fantastic video that answers some tough questions. I recommend you watch it right now: The Tenth Amendment was included in the Bill of Rights to further define the balance of power between the federal government and the states. The amendment says that the federal government has only those powers specifically granted by the Constitution. These powers include the power to declare war, to collect taxes, to regulate interstate business activities and others that are listed in the articles. Any power not listed, says the Tenth Amendment, is left to the states or the people. We reported that most of what is being carried out is at the discretion of state governmentall other declarations would be from the president with approval from Congress. The president has named the coronavirus a “major disaster” under the Stafford Act, which enumerates how the federal government can handle emergency responses, which no president has ever done before in response to a health epidemic. While much of the coronavirus response falls under the purview of the federal government, “[enforcing] laws relating to public health and safety falls squarely within the powers of the states under the Tenth Amendment,” The Atlantic reported. As such, states would most likely need to put in requests for Stafford Act declarations for COVID-19 relief. For now, no major mobilizations have occurred, and the power to call up the National Guard remains with the states, including for drill weekends and other duties. That can change of course, as we are in a partial martial law condition, things can certainly go south quickly. President Trump now claims the power to quarantine individuals suspected of being infected by the virus and, “stop and seize any plane, train or automobile to stymie the spread of contagious disease.” He can even call out the military to cordon off a US city or state. Now, as I had predicted there are local authoritarians that are taking advantage of their new powers. The mayor of Champaign, Illinois, signed an executive order declaring the power to ban the sale of guns and alcohol and cut off gas, water, or electricity to any citizen. The governor of Ohio just essentially closed his entire state. The Mayor of New Orleans signed a couple of emergency orders that can restrict the sale or transportation of alcohol and firearms. The Second Amendment Foundation isn’t thrilled with state officials that are using a virus to specifically infringe the second amendment. The SAF penned a response to the mayor’s office, informing them that if they don’t fix that language in the new declaration then they’ll be taken to court: “The presence of a nasty disease does not suspend any part of the Bill of Rights, no matter what some municipal, state or even federal politician may think. While we certainly recognize the seriousness of this virus and its ability to spread rapidly, treating Covid-19 and taking steps to prevent it from infecting more people has nothing at all to do with the exercise of the right to keep and bear arms under the Second Amendment.”

Governments love crises because when the people are fearful they are more willing to give up freedoms for promises that the government will take care of them. In the wake of the COVID 19 outbreak, it is impossible to know the attitudes of everyone in the chaos; however, the mainstream media has captured an overall attitude of dissonance that could echo for more than the initial 15 days of hell that the government has imposed on the entire country. For example, Anthony Fauci, the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health is now reporting to congress that the death rate for the coronavirus is ten times that of the seasonal flu.

It was reported on CNN this morning that 1 in 10 people who are elderly can die from coronavirus.

The population of Americans age 65 or older is around 52 million. The expectation that a “majority” of a population will become infected reflects a worst-case scenario about who encounters whom, something modelers call “homogeneous mixing.” But even the more realistic assumption that not everyone mixes with everyone else means that “at least a quarter to a half of the population will very likely become infected. This does not bode well for the young who have decided to run to the beaches for spring break. Many have thrown caution to the wind to be irresponsible and partying, however, ethics is one of those things that have not learned in their young adulthood. With all of the virtue signaling of the young and the liberal, you would think that they would be more considerate of others – but as we can see the cancel culture and the young virtuous are hypocrites. It all boils down to entitlement and while the young have been in control with their hashtag activism—it may be time to put in check the so-called “wisdom of the young” when it comes to the situation we are in now.  This would be an excuse to implement martial law, a way to clear the beaches to cancel the cancel culture. Ignoring the government at this time while they are allegedly going easy on us will certainly embolden lawmakers to push for more controls on the public at large. Are we now at a point in the United States where we don’t understand the implications of what martial law is or what Executive Orders and lists of American citizens marked for death means to the very liberty and well-being of the country? I wonder if we have been desensitized to the idea that we would never implement an authoritarian rule that the fix is in. Martial law is not simply an emergency declaration. It is the suspension of civil rights and assumption of all authority by the police or military, which in a democracy are supposed to be under civilian control. The measure is so extreme that, on the national level, it has been imposed exactly once by Abraham Lincoln. Despite the obvious calamity posed by the Civil War, Lincoln’s imposition of martial law and suspension of habeas corpus remains controversial to this day. It can get much worse on an international level as well. The head of the Atlantic Council wrote an editorial this week urging NATO to pass an Article 5 declaration of war against the COVID-19 virus. This would be unnecessary but of course, we see that there are some that are not satisfied until there are tanks in streets flexing their muscles against a tiny virus. President Donald Trump announced in a March 18 White House briefing that he was invoking the Defense Production Act (DPA) to expand the supply of resources available to deal with the COVID-19 outbreak. The DPA allows the president to direct the production of private sector firms of critical manufactured goods to meet urgent national security needs. Trump’s move seeks to marshal additional resources for America’s emergency response to COVID-19. This will hopefully increase the production of masks, ventilators, and respirators, as well as expand hospital capacity to combat the outbreak. This will hopefully increase the production of masks, ventilators, and respirators, as well as expand hospital capacity to combat the outbreak. Trump said he is signing the DPA measure, adding that it was being deployed “just in case” and that it “could do a lot of good things, if we need it.” Again his statement sounds like he is hopeful that this will all burn out eventually. Similar to Morphine: The Best Natural Painkiller that Grows in Your Backyard Wild Lettuce is also Known as Opium Lettuce. For a good reason. While it doesn’t contain any opiates, it has similar side effects when used – it acts directly on the central nervous system (CNS) to lessen the feeling of pain, just like morphine. Watch this video and learn a quick recipe (wild lettuce extract) for the best natural painkiller. Over 23 million Patriots have already seen It. Giving you a quick, easy way to make your own life-saving painkiller, ready for when you need it. Click Here To Discover More. The media, of course, criticizes Trump for his words that they feel are undermining the concern that Americans should have about the pandemic. However, the CDC and the World Health Organization seems to delight in telling us the death tolls and stoking the fear that renders us incapable of movement. It also gives an excuse for power-hungry mayors and governors to abuse their authority with threats and unconstitutional decisions. The reason many people are panicking is that with no information on what is next – people will do nothing – the best they can do is hunker down until the all-clear is issued and what is sick is that this crisis can be milked for whatever can be gained for the production of a vaccine or even the implementation of emergency socialism.  The medical surveillance state is certainly in the cards and more reason to implement the new national ID card. This is all on the table –and many people feel that the vaccine in production will be mandatory leading to thoughts of apocalyptic fantasies. What is the most difficult thing right now is trying to get your head around the idea that 40 to 70 percent of the population will be infected within the next few months. What the CDC won’t tell you and what opportunist authoritarians won’t concede is that this virus could peter out with the warmer temperatures that are coming this spring. We could also see a full-on infection of the entire country and then we will see the virus die because there is nowhere for it to go. There is always a vaccine – or a cocktail of antivirals that will kill it along with sunshine and fresh air – but there are no guarantees. President Trump has been widely mocked for framing the outbreak, at least early on, as a problem that would disappear when the snow melts. But he wasn’t entirely off-base, experts have said. Based on the epidemiological evidence currently available, there’s reason to believe that “with warmer, more humid weather” the virus will spread less efficiently, leading to a drop in cases, said Jeffrey Klausner, an adjunct professor of epidemiology at the University of California Los Angeles who previously worked for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. With a reduction in cases, anxiety and panic will go down,” he added. “Severe illness will decrease, and we can go back to business as usual.” Another ray of hope is that the Coronavirus diagnosis in China is declining and they may have found a drug that can help reduce the suffering.

A drug used in Japan to treat influenza seems to be effective at treating COVID-19, according to news reports. The antiviral drug, called Favipiravir or Avigan, showed positive outcomes in clinical trials involving 340 individuals in Wuhan and Shenzhen, said Zhang Xinmin, of China’s science and technology ministry. Patients in Shenzhen who had tested positive for COVID-19 and who were given the drug got a negative virus test back four days later, as a median (half showed a negative test earlier and half later than four days). That was compared with a negative test about 11 days later, as a median, for patients not on the drug, according to news reports. In that same trial, lung conditions (as shown in X-rays) improved in about 91% of patients taking Favipiravir, compared with just 62% who weren’t taking the antiviral drug. In the Wuhan trial, the drug also seemed to shorten the duration of a patient’s fever from an average of 4.2 days to 2.5 days, according to Pharmaceutical Technology.

If this is a ray of hope then perhaps someone should notify our leaders to look into the possibility of giving this drug to those who can tolerate it … otherwise, we can continue down this road of economic ruin. Otherwise, the pandemic could spread consistently through the summer— everyone who can get the virus does get it until there’s no one left to infect—that is a worst-case scenario.

This would mean that early every aspect of life—business, education, cultural activity, agriculture, productivity, mental health would be hit by likely irreparable damage. Without public gatherings, and at those numbers, it might be hard to even conduct funerals. If the infection spreads widely enough, there are no more people to become infected. This is why we are seeing a decline in the number of infected in China… the virus is burning through its fuel. Meanwhile, Remdesivir, which was created by Gilead Sciences, has been reported as the most promising possible treatment for the virus because it is a “broad spectrum” drug that has shown effectiveness against various viral targets in lab testing.

Officials expect outcome data on remdesivir as early as April, and there have been promising studies in cell culture and animal models. Once the data is available and presented to the FDA, you can expect that FDA approval would be within a few days to a couple of weeks. That does not mean, that government officials with their new lust for power won’t bring back your rights anytime soon.

Manipulated data was an insurance policy for China to round up dissidents and I can imagine Americans cashing their checks provided them by the government finding out that they owe fines or back taxes or have outstanding warrants. Don’t think that getting money from the government is a “no questions asked’ operation. It looks as if the new sense of American entitlement is the same age-old American Exceptionalism that now has become an excuse for denial. It needs to be said that the Constitution is not some magical document that somehow has the power to zap away any and all enemies of it. It has no magical power and yet we as Americans believe that for some reason that it will always prevail when there is a demand that old fashioned fascism should step in and imprison and corporatize the state into a dark despotism. The Constitution is no longer a safeguard from tyranny. Obviously, the fear of a virus has shown this. Some American leaders see it as a necessity to suspend human rights despite the warnings of the founding fathers about what happens when this is accomplished. The media also finds it within its scope of judgment not to question the motives of our elected officials even though we now know that some of our government leaders have now descended into the abyss of psychopathic oligarchy and will not stop until they control everything including what you eat, where you eat, who you have sex with, what drugs you take and what jobs you are destined for when they open up the new genetically monitored medical surveillance state. We can understand a self-imposed quarantine – it is an ethical thing to do but self-imposed slavery and self-serving socialism, is what will give America it’s a death sentence.

Editors note: In Romania, Europe as this article is being published it has been declared a ”state of emergency” (that can be translated martial law) for 30 days by President Klaus Iohannis to combat the spreading of coronavirus and approved by Congress. The decree that has been adopted includes the removal of most fundamental rights (to keep in mind that Romania today 20.03.2020 have 277 infected, of witch 25 declared cured, and NO DEATHS)

The right to free circulation; (for a good reason)

The right to intimacy, private and familial life (why??)

The right to inviolability of the home; (why??)

The right to education; (understandable at some level)

The right to freedom of gatherings; ( for a good reason)

The right to private property; (why??)

The right to strike; (understandable at some level)

The right to economic freedom; (why??)

Italy Europe: yesterday 19.03.2020 another 70 military trucks have been loaded with corpses as the crematories can’t keep up with the incoming corpses. (the number of deaths is way beyond the declared) expect the worst from this worldwide situation and expect the worst from the people when facing the famine, lack of medications and government support. Brace for impact and prepare as much as you possibly can. 

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Coronavirus live updates: Californians ordered to stay home; Italy surpasses China's death toll; US death toll tops 200

John Bacon and Jorge L. Ortiz, USA TODAY Published 6:07 a.m. ET March 19, 2020 | Updated 12:57 a.m. ET March 20, 2020

On a day of relentless and sobering news about the coronavirus, California Gov. Gavin Newsom unveiled an alarming projection: More than half the 40-plus million people in his state will contract COVID-19 in the next eight weeks. That statement was part of Newsom's appeal to President Donald Trump asking for federal help. Newsom also wrote to Congress requesting $1 billion in funding to stem the crisis. By Thursday evening, Newsom ordered Californians to stay home. Earlier on Thursday, Italy's death toll surpassed China's, Saints coach Sean Payton became the first known case of COVID-19 in the NFL and U.S. health officials warned the coronavirus can be dangerous for young people too, as the life-altering pandemic continued to rattle the world. The hunt for a medical remedy intensified. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Stephen Hahn said it could take “three to six months” to develop new therapies to fight the coronavirus. The agency is also scouring several currently approved drugs. The global death toll passed 10,000; there were nearly 245,000 confirmed cases. In the U.S., deaths jumped to 205 across 25 states – including the first reported fatalities in Maryland, Mississippi and Oklahoma. There were more than 14,200 confirmed cases, up from about 1,600 a week earlier, when there were 40 reported deaths. Our live blog on the coronavirus is being updated throughout the day. Refresh for the latest news. More headlines: Newsom: 25 million Californians will be infected, orders residents to stay home The stunning figure Newsom revealed is based on state estimates he outlined in a letter sent to Trump on Wednesday. "We project that roughly 56 percent of our population -- 25.5 million people -- will be infected with the virus over an eight week period," Newsom wrote, asking Trump to station the USNS Mercy Hospital Ship in Los Angeles immediately and keep it there until September to ease strains on hospitals. Thursday evening, Newsom ordered all residents to stay home. Newsom said how long the order is in place depends on people's behaviors and how well the state is able to contain the virus. "There's a social contract here, people I think recognize the need to do more to meet this situation," he said, adding that experts have been doing pandemic planning in California for more than a decade. In a separate letter to congressional leaders Thursday, Newsom said California would likely need more than $1 billion in federal assistance as the number of coronavirus cases in the state continue to multiply. As of Wednesday evening, 675 people in California had tested positive for coronavirus and 16 had died, according to the California Department of Public Health.

– Sam Metz, Palm Springs (Calif.) Desert Sun 

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Israeli scientists: 'In a few weeks, we will have coronavirus vaccine'

Once the vaccine is developed, it will take at least 90 days to complete the regulatory process and potentially more to enter the marketplace.


Israeli scientists are on the cusp of developing the first vaccine against the novel coronavirus, according to Science and Technology Minister Ofir Akunis. If all goes as planned, the vaccine could be ready within a few weeks and available in 90 days, according to a release.

Congratulations to MIGAL [The Galilee Research Institute] on this exciting breakthrough,” Akunis said. “I am confident there will be further rapid progress, enabling us to provide a needed response to the grave global COVID-19 threat,” Akunis said, referring to the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.

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Could the Bible have predicted today's worldwide coronavirus outbreak?

For the past four years, a team of MIGAL scientists has been developing a vaccine against infectious bronchitis virus (IBV), which causes a bronchial disease affecting poultry. The effectiveness of the vaccine has been proven in preclinical trials carried out at the Veterinary Institute.   MIGAL is located in the Galilee.

Our basic concept was to develop the technology and not specifically a vaccine for this kind or that kind of virus,” said Dr. Chen Katz, MIGAL’s biotechnology group leader. “The scientific framework for the vaccine is based on a new protein expression vector, which forms and secretes a chimeric soluble protein that delivers the viral antigen into mucosal tissues by self-activated endocytosis, causing the body to form antibodies against the virus.” Endocytosis is a cellular process in which substances are brought into a cell by surrounding the material with cell membrane, forming a vesicle containing the ingested material. In preclinical trials, the team demonstrated that the oral vaccination induces high levels of specific anti-IBV antibodies, Katz said. “Let’s call it pure luck,” he said. “We decided to choose coronavirus as a model for our system just as a proof of concept for our technology.” But after scientists sequenced the DNA of the novel coronavirus causing the current worldwide outbreak, the MIGAL researchers examined it and found that the poultry coronavirus has high genetic similarity to the human one, and that it uses the same infection mechanism, which increases the likelihood of achieving an effective human vaccine in a very short period of time, Katz said. “All we need to do is adjust the system to the new sequence,” he said. “We are in the middle of this process, and hopefully in a few weeks we will have the vaccine in our hands. Yes, in a few weeks, if it all works, we would have a vaccine to prevent coronavirus.” MIGAL would be responsible for developing the new vaccine, but it would then have to go through a regulatory process, including clinical trials and large-scale production, Katz said. Akunis said he has instructed his ministry’s director-general to fast-track all approval processes with the goal of bringing the human vaccine to market as quickly as possible.

“Given the urgent global need for a human coronavirus vaccine, we are doing everything we can to accelerate development,” MIGAL CEO David Zigdon said. The vaccine could “achieve safety approval in 90 days,” he said. It will be an oral vaccine, making it particularly accessible to the general public, Zigdon said. “We are currently in intensive discussions with potential partners that can help accelerate the in-human trials phase and expedite completion of final-product development and regulatory activities,” he said. 

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Gov. Newsom issues statewide ‘stay at home’ order


by: FOX 5 Digital Team, Meghan Roos, Liberty Zabala

Posted: Mar 19, 2020 / 06:47 PM PDT / Updated: Mar 20, 2020 / 06:05 AM PDT

SAN DIEGO -- Governor Gavin Newsom on Thursday evening issued a statewide "stay at home" order effective immediately as the state's latest effort to combat the spread of the coronavirus. The order will be in effect "until further notice," state officials said. According to the state's instructions on the order, "Everyone is required to stay home except to get food, care for a relative or friend, get necessary health care, or go to an essential job." Anyone who does leave their home must leave at least 6 feet between themselves and others, according to the state's guidelines. Exceptions will be made for services deemed essential, including food stores and distribution centers (such as grocery stores, farmers markets, food banks, convenience stores, and restaurants that offer take-out and deliver options), pharmacies, banks, gas stations and laundromats. State and local services that provide other necessary services, like law enforcement and government programs, will also remain open.

The decision came on the heels of a letter Newsom sent to President Donald Trump asking that a U.S. Navy hospital ship, the Mercy, dock in Los Angeles to help ease the demand on health care in Southern California. In the same letter, Newsom projected that as many as 56% of all California residents will contract the coronavirus within the span of two months if the state did not significantly curb the virus' spread. 

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Coronavirus - and a Dam That's Been Broken

What we don’t know -- and a frightening reality we know for sure.

Thu Mar 19, 2020 Dennis Prager

As of this writing, 6,400 people all over the world have died from the coronavirus. In the United States, 68 people have died. Some perspective: Chinese deaths (3,217) account for half of the worldwide total. If you add Italy (1,441) and Iran (724), two countries where many Chinese were allowed in until recently, that totals another 2,165. In other words, outside of China, Italy and Iran — with 5,382 deaths collectively — 1,018 people have died. There are 7.8 billion people in the world. Regarding Italy, the Jerusalem Post of March 16 reported that according to Nobel Prize-winning chemist Michael Levitt, “Italy’s higher death rate was likely due to the fact that elderly people make up a greater percentage of the population than they do in other countries such as China or France.” As former CBS correspondent Sharyl Attkisson further explained: “Italy has the oldest population in Europe and more elderly per capita than the U.S. Most of the Italian deaths are in patients in their 80s and 90s. In addition, Italy has a great number of direct China contacts. Italy was the first to join China’s ‘silk road’ economic partnership project … (Italy’s) deaths are out of a population of 60 million people.” Regarding Iran, the Wall Street Journal reported on March 11: “Iranian officials trace the origins of the country’s coronavirus epidemic to the holy city of Qom, home to … a number of Chinese-backed infrastructure projects built by scores of workers and technicians from China … ‘(China has) turned into a very toxic bomb,’ said Sanam Vakil, deputy Middle East director at Chatham House, a think tank in London.”

Meanwhile, President Donald Trump announced a ban on flights from China on Jan. 31 — for which he was denounced by leading Democrats and throughout the left. The very next day, presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden declared, “This is no time for Donald Trump’s record of hysteria and xenophobia — hysterical xenophobia — and fearmongering.” On Feb. 2, the American Civil Liberties Union announced, “These measures are extraordinary incursions on liberty and fly in the face of considerable evidence that travel bans and quarantines can do more harm than good.”

The current consensus favors near-total social isolation, or “social distancing,” as it is now called. The thinking is that we must shut down the Western world to prevent the exponential growth of the virus. If we don’t, our hospital systems will be overwhelmed. Many thousands, maybe more, would die, as doctors have to make grisly triage decisions as to who gets care and who doesn’t. This latter scenario is reported to have already happened in Italy. Though there is no longer an exponential growth in the United States, they may otherwise be right. Is this thinking correct? The truth is we don’t know. We have no idea how many people carry the COVID-19 coronavirus. Therefore, the rates of either critical illness or death are completely unknown. Perhaps millions of people have the virus and nothing serious develops, in which case we would have rates of death similar to (or even below) the flu virus. On the other hand, perhaps not many people carry the virus, but the rates of illness demanding intensive care and of death are much greater than those of the flu. We can only be certain that shutting down virtually every part of society will result in a large number of people economically ruined, life savings depleted, decades of work building a restaurant or some other small business destroyed. As if that were not bad enough, the ancillary effects would include increased depression and divorce and other personal tragedies. The effects of closing schools for weeks or months will include family chaos, vast numbers of bored young people, health care providers who will have to stay home and more. Yet young people are the least likely people to become ill from the virus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released this statement regarding closing schools: Available modeling data indicate … that other mitigation efforts (e.g., handwashing, home isolation) have more impact on both spread of disease and health care measures. In other countries, those places who (sic) closed school (e.g., Hong Kong) have not had more success in reducing spread than those that did not (e.g., Singapore). But the longer-term ripple effects are potentially far worse. Economic disasters rarely remain only economic disasters. To give a particularly dramatic example, the Nazis came to power because of economics more than any other single reason, including Germany’s defeat in World War I, the Versailles Treaty or anti-Semitism. Nazi success at the polls was almost entirely related to the Weimar economy. Communist parties don’t fare well in robust economies, but they’re very tempting when people are in dire economic straits. Only God knows what economic dislocation the shutting down of American and other Western economies will lead to. I am not predicting a Nazi or communist ascendancy, but economic and political disaster may be as likely, or even more likely, than a health disaster. But here is a prediction: If the government can order society to cease functioning, from restaurants and other businesses to schools, due to a possible health disaster, it is highly likely that a Democratic president and Congress will similarly declare emergency and assert authoritarian rule in order to prevent what they consider the even greater “existential threat” to human life posed by global warming. The dam has been broken. Maybe it was necessary. But when dams break, flooding follows. 

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Study Reveals How Deadly China’s Coronavirus Cover-Up Was

By Matt Margolis March 19, 2020

The coronavirus was already spreading around the world before China acted to combat its spread for approximately three weeks, according to a timeline generated by Axios. And those three weeks were extremely consequential. A study by the University of Southampton published this month tells us how China’s cover-up affected the spread of the virus: The study estimates that by the end of February 2020 there was a total of 114, 325 COVID-19 cases in China. It shows that without non-pharmaceutical interventions – such as early detection, isolation of cases, travel restrictions and cordon sanitaire – the number of infected people would have been 67 times larger than that which actually occurred.  The research also found that if interventions in the country could have been conducted one week, two weeks, or three weeks earlier, cases could have been reduced by 66 percent, 86 percent and 95 percent respectively – significantly limiting the geographical spread of the disease. A recent poll from Rasmussen Reports shows that 42 percent of Americans “feel that China should pay at least some of the world’s coronavirus bills.” Unfortunately, there are some in the media and the Democratic Party who are more outraged by people calling the coronavirus the "Chinese coronavirus" or the "Wuhan virus" because, they say, it's xenophobic and racist. China needs to be held accountable for their failure to curb the spread of the virus at its onset, but based on the current climate in the United States, blaming Trump is far more politically convenient. 

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Food service workers were main carriers of coronavirus on Diamond Princess

By Amanda Woods March 19, 2020 | 11:03am

Food service workers on board the coronavirus-stricken Diamond Princess cruise ship inadvertently became the primary carriers of the deadly bug aboard the vessel, a new CDC study revealed. The first detected cases on board the ship — which was quarantined off the coast of Yokohama for nearly four weeks — were reported among passengers, but then the virus spread to members of the crew, according to the study published Tuesday. A food service worker who developed a fever on Feb. 2 became the first COVID-19 case among crew members on the cruise. By Feb. 9, a total of 20 cases were laboratory-confirmed among crew members, including three who reported close contact with other members who had previously tested positive before the quarantine began, the study reveals. Seven ill crew members began experiencing symptoms three days into the quarantine, indicating that the transmission likely began even earlier, according to the study. The earliest laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases in crew members occurred among food service workers — with 15 of the 20 confirmed cases among workers occurring in those who prepared food for other members, the findings reveal.  Sixteen of the 20 cases occurred among those with cabins on deck 3, where the food service workers lived. The study also uncovered a failure to implement “systematic testing” for the infectious disease on board the Diamond Princess until Feb. 6. “Only crew members who visited the medical clinic with symptoms were tested, and information on the total number of tests administered is not available,” the CDC found. The report did not indicate how many of the nearly 700 coronavirus cases reported among Diamond Princess passengers were traceable to food service workers. But the CDC investigation “underscores the need for swift epidemiologic investigation as soon as a COVID-19 case is detected in an area or group where a large number of persons gather in a closed or crowded setting,” the federal agency said. Besides cruise ships, those settings include clubs, sports arenas and gyms, according to the CDC. A total of 696 out of about 3,700 Diamond Princess passengers and crew ultimately tested positive for COVID-19, of whom eight have died. Last week, four major cruise lines, Carnival — the operator of the Diamond Princess — Royal Caribbean, Norwegian and MSC, all agreed to suspend outbound cruises for 30 days at President Trump’s request. 

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Tulsi Gabbard ends presidential run, endorses Biden

Gabbard announced her White House bid in January of last year and was the first female combat veteran to run for president.

March 19, 2020, 10:55 AM EDT / Updated March 19, 2020, 11:06 AM EDT By Julia Jester

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, has suspended her campaign for president. In a video posted to Twitter on Thursday, she said was endorsing Joe Biden for president. "It's clear that Democratic primary voters have chosen, Vice President Joe Biden, to be the person who will take on President Trump in the general election," she said, adding that, "I'm confident that he will lead our country, guided by the spirit of aloha respect and compassion, and thus help heal the divisiveness that has been tearing our country apart." Gabbard, 38, announced her White House bid in January of last year and was the first female combat veteran to run for president. In her announcement on Thursday, she noted she would continue her military service. “The best way that I can be of service at this time is to continue to work for the health and well-being of the people of Hawaii and our country in Congress, and to stand ready to serve in uniform should the Hawaii National Guard be activated," she said. The Hawaii congresswoman ran on a foreign policy-focused message of ending endless wars and taking on America’s military industrial complex, and promoting non-interventionism. Although she supported other progressive ideas such as a “single payer-plus” health care proposal and marijuana legalization, she did not release detailed policy proposals during her presidential campaign. Gabbard last qualified for a Democratic debate in November. Her meeting with Syrian dictator Bashar al Assad and past anti-LGBT beliefs faced scrutiny from both her Democratic rivals and debate moderators. Gabbard ran an unconventional campaign, in which she employed fewer than a dozen full-time staffers, relied largely on an unpaid volunteer network and invested heavily in billboard advertising. After Hillary Clinton suggested Gabbard was a Russian asset in a podcast interview, Gabbard filed a $50 million defamation lawsuit against the former secretary of state. “It should have been for $50 billion,” she told NBC News. “This is who I am. And so to so directly dismiss the value, the honor, the loyalty and sacrifices, not only for me, but for any service member in this country, it can't go unchecked.” As Gabbard made national headlines by suing Clinton and voting “present” on the impeachment of President Donald Trump, she leaned into local retail politics, particularly in New Hampshire, where she held more than 100 town halls and business visits. She stayed active on the trail by posting her workouts on Instagram, surfing in winter weather and snowboarding with supporters. “They appreciate being able to meet a presidential candidate out and having some fun, and going where people are hanging out, rather than just the usual traditional political haunts,” Gabbard said on the slopes in New Hampshire. Gabbard recently started a podcast featuring voters she met on the campaign trail. She announced in the fall that she would not seek reelection to a fifth term in the House of Representatives, but rather would focus on her presidential aspirations. The last female candidate to exit the primary, Gabbard left the race with just two delegates.

Julia Jester 

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2 Members Of Congress Test Positive For COVID-19, Others Quarantine After Contact

By Bobby Allyn • Mar 18, 2020 Originally published on March 19, 2020 7:05 am Updated 8:00 a.m. ET Thursday

Reps. Mario Diaz-Balart and Ben McAdams each said Wednesday evening that they have tested positive for COVID-19. They are the first two members of Congress to announce positive tests for the novel coronavirus. They both said they experienced symptoms and have been self-quarantining. Diaz-Balart, 58, and McAdams, 45, both voted on the House floor as recently as early Saturday morning, when lawmakers passed a coronavirus relief package. At least five other members of Congress said Wednesday evening they would self-quarantine because they were in contact with the lawmakers or others who tested positive. Rep. Steve Scalise, the No. 2 Republican in the House, said he is self-quarantining because he had an extended meeting with Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart late last week. Scalise says he is not experiencing symptoms and will continue to work remotely on Congress' coronavirus response. He says he decided to self-quarantine based on guidance from the attending physician of the congress. Rep. Drew Ferguson also said he is self-quarantining after Congress' attending physician informed him he came into contact with a member of Congress who has tested positive for Covid-19, but did not specify who. Reps. Ann Wagner, Stephanie Murphy and Kathleen Rice also said they came into contact with lawmakers or others who tested positive. A GOP leadership aide said the attending physician for Congress, Dr. Brian Monahan, is connecting with members who might have been exposed. Monahan is working with lawmakers who are getting tested, and in the result of a positive test, he consults with the lawmaker to map out who they came in contact with in order to advise them to self-quarantine. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office also shared an update from the attending physician to lawmakers saying the members who tested positive are "ill, but in good condition. They are following CDC specified self-isolation guidelines at their homes." The office also says it has identified and cleaned areas at risk. McAdams, a Democrat representing Utah's 4th Congressional District encompassing parts of Salt Lake City, said he developed "mild, cold-like symptoms" on Saturday evening, which then worsened into a fever, cough and labored breathing. He says he "immediately isolated" in his home. Diaz-Balart, a Republican who represents Florida's 25th Congressional District, which includes Miami-Dade County, said in a statement that on Saturday evening he developed symptoms, including a fever and a headache. He had already been in self-quarantine in Washington, D.C., something he said he started "in an abundance of caution" after his vote on the coronavirus relief package. He said he had not returned to South Florida because his wife, Tia, has a preexisting condition that makes her at high-risk of developing severe disease if she contracts the virus. On Wednesday, Diaz-Balart was notified that he has a confirmed case of the virus that is quickly spreading across the United States. Diaz-Balart and McAdams are now among more than 7,700 coronavirus cases in the country. "I want everyone to know that I am feeling much better. However, it is important that everyone take this extremely seriously and follow CDC guidelines in order to avoid getting sick and mitigate the spread of this virus," Diaz-Balart said in a statement. "We must continue to work together to emerge stronger as a country during these trying times," he said. Seven other members of Congress had previously announced they would self-quarantine after exposure in various places and three Hill staffers had tested positive for COVID-19. Susan Davis and Claudia Grisales contributed to this report. 

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Tourists to Spanish resorts are told to stay inside

Spain is placed on lockdown as Prime Minister bans people leaving home except for work or food shopping

Dailymail, News Source Daily Mail Online 16.3.2020

Spain 's 47 million citizens have been placed under a nation-wide lockdown as the Prime Minister moves to ban people from leaving homes except for work or to buy groceries.

Prime Minister banning people from leaving homes except for work or to buy groceries under new measures. Confirmed cases of coronavirus in Spain increased by more than 1,500 in 24 hours and 120 people have died. 3,000 new diagnoses in Madrid alone as health authorities stopped testing people with only mild symptoms. The Spanish government announced 15-day state of emergency due to the spread of coronavirus yesterday. Seven Jet2 flights apparently did a U-turn over France this morning, including flights to Malaga and Alicante. Coronavirus symptoms: what are they and should you see a doctor? Read more: Daily Mail Online 

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etc. For the disasters that shall take place are many, the flooding shall be far greater than in times past, the mudslides far greater than in times past, the earthquakes shall be more numerous and far greater than in times past. The tornadoes, oh the savageness of the tornadoes that shall rip across the land, the straight winds, the hurricanes, the forest fires, the volcanoes shall erupt, the rising of the sea level that will be marked not in inches but in feet. etc.. 

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Biblical Floods Kill at Least 21 in Egypt and Israel (Videos)

By Strange Sounds - Mar 14, 2020

Storms and floods of biblical proportions have engulfed Egypt, Israel and the Middle East for the second day in a row on Friday.  The rare and unusually powerful surface cyclone and frontal system hit the Middle East on Thursday afternoon, delivering torrential rain, destructive winds, and sandstorms and killing at least 21. Thunderstorms packing heavy rains, lightnings and sandstorms caused widespread flooding across Egypt on Thursday and Friday, killing at least 21 people. The apocalyptic storms interrupted daily life in much of the country, including the capital Cairo. Most of the victims were in rural areas and slums. At least six children died either from electrocution or when their houses collapsed and buried them. The satellite imagery from March 13, 3030 of this rare cyclone features an impressive frontal system and huge sandstorms engulfing northern Saudi Arabia:

egypt israel flooding march 2020, egypt israel flooding march 2020 video, egypt israel flooding march 2020 pictures The Egyptian government advised Egyptians to stay home and declared a state of emergency until Saturday, shutting down schools, government offices, Luxor International Airport, Nile River cruises and three seaports (Alexandria, Sharm el-Sheikh and Hurghada). The floods also forced the country’s railway authorities to suspend train service nationwide. Late on Thursday, Cairo’s Water Authority announced it had suspended water service to the entire megacity because heavy rain had overwhelmed the vast sewage system. By Friday morning water had returned to some parts of the city.

Power outages were also reported in several parts of the country, including parts of Cairo.

Authorities in neighbouring Israel have issued flooding and strong wind warnings (over 100 km/h or 62 mph). More destructive weathe event news on Strange Sounds and Steve Quayle. [Inquirer, AAWSat, Times of Israel, Egypt Today] 

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Earthquake Swarm on Fish Lake Valley Fault Zone in Nevada Prompts Fear About A Big One in Las Vegas (Video)

By Strange Sounds - Mar 14, 2020

A swarm of 21 earthquakes is currently shaking the Fish Lake Valley Fault Zone near Goldfield in Nevada. This earthquake series on the very active Fish Lake Valley – Furnace Creek – Death Valley fault system at the California-Nevada border could affect the Las Vegas and Clark County metro area, according to simulations. The earthquake swarm has started on March 13, 2020, 12.39 p.m. local time (7:39 p.m. UTC) and ended March 13, 2020, 11.07 p.m. local time (6.07 a.m., March 14, 2020). Big Earthquake in Las Vegas The biggest potential problem for Southern Nevada are the faults near the California-Nevada border in Death Valley. The Death Valley fault system at the California-Nevada border is composed of the very active Fish Lake Valley Fault Zone, Furnace Creek Fault Zone and Death Valley fault Fault Zone. If they link together, it’s about a magnitude 7.8. And oddly, if it ruptures from north to south, then it funnels a lot of energy into the Las Vegas basin in a way similar to Mexico City, which is not a good outcome. As shown in the simulation below, if the combination of 3 magnitude 6.8 to 7.3 rips toward Las Vegas, then the cities will experience strong to severe seismic shaking, with light to heavy potential damage. On the other hand, if the faults rip away from Las Vegas, the shaking would be light to moderate with little potential for damage. Seismologists cannot predict which way it will rip, and exactly when it will happen. But the community has to be ready. If Earthquake Early Warning could be implemented for Las Vegas, there could be one whole minute of warning before the most dangerous shaking hits Las Vegas. That is enough time to take cover, and shut down any vulnerable systems. These different earthquake scenarios for Las Vegas were computed by the Nevada ShakeZoning facility at the University of Nevada, Reno. More earthquake news on Strange Sounds and Steve Quayle. 

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etc. you shall see more problems throughout the world, bigger terror attacks, you shall see earthquakes, oh even the big earthquake and you shall see the division before long from one end of the states to another that you cannot cross for that fault shall be opened.  You shall see the stock market as it crashes, for I have warned you and yet the world has mocked me, your President has mocked me, both parties have mocked me and judgment day is coming fast. etc

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Let your spiritual eyes be open, for many things shall come to pass, many things you shall see, for you have not seen the big terrorist attack here in America yet, but you will see it, you will see it.  For you shall yet see great and mighty attacks here in the United States, you shall see these things come to pass.  You will also see the stock market, if you have got money there get it out, says the Lord, get it out now, for later will be too late.  Also you shall see many things taking place overseas like you have never seen before in your life.  And the political realm shall get even, even darker now, you shall hear things that you did not know, etc

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Nomura: "The Market Has Only Just Begun Staring Into The Abyss"

by Tyler Durden Fri, 03/13/2020 - 20:31

While many post-mortems will be written on what, despite Friday's torrid 9% rebound, has been a historic, unforgettable week which saw the US stock market plunge the most since the worst days of the global financial crisis, one of the more detailed and impactful was that of Nomura's quant Masanari Takada who put the week's events in simple, easy to understand context: "In little more than the blink of an eye, the situation has come to look like the 2008 Lehman Brothers crisis all over again."  Below we repost some of the key points from his note as we brace for another historic week, especially since something tells us - perhaps the Fed's failure to normalize the funding situation - that the events from next week will be even more memorable. The plunge in US equities yesterday (12 March) pushed weekly returns down to 7.7 standard deviations below the norm. In statistical science, the odds of a greater-than seven-sigma event of this kind are astronomical to the point of being comical (about one such event every 160 billion years). Setting aside legitimate quibbles over the statistical significance of this, we can say with confidence that we are witnessing a history-making market disaster in real-time. Looking back at the performance of the DJIA since 1900, market shocks have exceeded the current rout in magnitude on only three occasions: in 1914 (when a growing financial crisis caused trading in US equities to be halted), in 1929 (the historic market crash that led to the Great Depression), and in 1987 (the Black Monday event). US stock market sentiment has also seen a jarringly swift collapse, as equity sentiment has now gone beyond the low point marked during the 2015 renminbi shock. In little more than the blink of an eye, the situation has come to look like the 2008 Lehman Brothers crisis all over again. The Fed has resumed its QE-in-all-but-name in response to the financial market meltdown. Many observers have questioned how effective the aid will actually be, given that there seems to be no way to put a conclusive stop to COVID-19. Expanded QE did help lift sentiment in 2015-2016, and therefore think that the Fed can at least help limit the risk of an extreme credit crunch. However, the paralysis in the international circulation of people and goods already being observed will almost inevitably undermine the market. DM equities worldwide are in bear markets now. Going by our own data analysis, the pace of the present sell-off has broken all norms. When a downshift in the market is characterized by unusually steep declines, the usual driver is an outflow from longer-term investments. The present market rout is unconventional in that major hedge funds (global macro hedge funds, CTAs) appear to be behind the curve in their selling [ZH: just as Goldman warned this week]. If anything, we see a risk that short-term players may mount an attack on the downside, ramping up their selling in an attempt to push the market down further. For example, global macro hedge funds’ net exposure to DM equities (estimated from 30- day rolling beta) is still currently flat or even slightly long. It may be that these investors had been unable to fully imagine a pandemic-driven recession scenario, having no experience in that vein to draw upon. Global macro hedge funds may have taken this week’s abnormal market movements as their cue to simply offload their long positions in DM equities in their entirety. There is a growing risk that global macro hedge funds, after liquidating their long positions, will proceed to aggressively build up short positions. Global macro hedge funds tend not to make spur-of-the-moment trades, but they do tend to stake out positions that are consistent with the macroeconomic outlook. In that respect, the S&P 500 dividend yield appears to already reflect market expectations for a slowdown in the US economy. If the ISM Purchasing Managers Index (average of the readings for manufacturers and non-manufacturers) were to drop to the level recorded around July 2009—as the dividend yield seems to imply—there is a high likelihood that global macro hedge funds would then (with some confidence) start expanding their short positions in pursuit of the market downside. Similarly, CTAs appear to have failed to fully keep up with the drop in share prices in major countries. CTAs have of course been selling futures to unwind their long positions during this downward move in share prices. But when share prices shift downward abruptly, the short-term surge in volatility can often hinder trend-followers' ability to participate in short-selling. This is because systematic trend-following strategies tend to build positions that balance: (1) the strength or weakness of trends; and (2) the level of volatility. This means that CTAs often wind up following one step behind when trends shift suddenly. CTAs have turned short on DJIA futures. Because of the rapid pace of the Dow's drop, CTAs have been able to build sufficient short positions. As they had already preferred short positions with the DJIA below 28,000, CTAs look likely to build short positions rapidly at current share price levels. It may be, then, that the market has only just begun staring into the abyss. 

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Tourists to Spanish resorts are told to stay inside

Spain is placed on lockdown as Prime Minister bans people leaving home except for work or food shopping

Dailymail, News Source Daily Mail Online 16.3.2020

Spain 's 47 million citizens have been placed under a nation-wide lockdown as the Prime Minister moves to ban people from leaving homes except for work or to buy groceries.

Prime Minister banning people from leaving homes except for work or to buy groceries under new measures. Confirmed cases of coronavirus in Spain increased by more than 1,500 in 24 hours and 120 people have died. 3,000 new diagnoses in Madrid alone as health authorities stopped testing people with only mild symptoms. The Spanish government announced 15-day state of emergency due to the spread of coronavirus yesterday. Seven Jet2 flights apparently did a U-turn over France this morning, including flights to Malaga and Alicante. Coronavirus symptoms: what are they and should you see a doctor? Read more: Daily Mail Online 

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etc. For the disasters that shall take place are many, the flooding shall be far greater than in times past, the mudslides far greater than in times past, the earthquakes shall be more numerous and far greater than in times past. The tornadoes, oh the savageness of the tornadoes that shall rip across the land, the straight winds, the hurricanes, the forest fires, the volcanoes shall erupt, the rising of the sea level that will be marked not in inches but in feet. etc.. 

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Biblical Floods Kill at Least 21 in Egypt and Israel (Videos)

By Strange Sounds - Mar 14, 2020

Storms and floods of biblical proportions have engulfed Egypt, Israel and the Middle East for the second day in a row on Friday.  The rare and unusually powerful surface cyclone and frontal system hit the Middle East on Thursday afternoon, delivering torrential rain, destructive winds, and sandstorms and killing at least 21. Thunderstorms packing heavy rains, lightnings and sandstorms caused widespread flooding across Egypt on Thursday and Friday, killing at least 21 people. The apocalyptic storms interrupted daily life in much of the country, including the capital Cairo. Most of the victims were in rural areas and slums. At least six children died either from electrocution or when their houses collapsed and buried them. The satellite imagery from March 13, 3030 of this rare cyclone features an impressive frontal system and huge sandstorms engulfing northern Saudi Arabia:

egypt israel flooding march 2020, egypt israel flooding march 2020 video, egypt israel flooding march 2020 pictures The Egyptian government advised Egyptians to stay home and declared a state of emergency until Saturday, shutting down schools, government offices, Luxor International Airport, Nile River cruises and three seaports (Alexandria, Sharm el-Sheikh and Hurghada). The floods also forced the country’s railway authorities to suspend train service nationwide. Late on Thursday, Cairo’s Water Authority announced it had suspended water service to the entire megacity because heavy rain had overwhelmed the vast sewage system. By Friday morning water had returned to some parts of the city.

Power outages were also reported in several parts of the country, including parts of Cairo.

Authorities in neighbouring Israel have issued flooding and strong wind warnings (over 100 km/h or 62 mph). More destructive weathe event news on Strange Sounds and Steve Quayle. [Inquirer, AAWSat, Times of Israel, Egypt Today] 

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Earthquake Swarm on Fish Lake Valley Fault Zone in Nevada Prompts Fear About A Big One in Las Vegas (Video)

By Strange Sounds - Mar 14, 2020

A swarm of 21 earthquakes is currently shaking the Fish Lake Valley Fault Zone near Goldfield in Nevada. This earthquake series on the very active Fish Lake Valley – Furnace Creek – Death Valley fault system at the California-Nevada border could affect the Las Vegas and Clark County metro area, according to simulations. The earthquake swarm has started on March 13, 2020, 12.39 p.m. local time (7:39 p.m. UTC) and ended March 13, 2020, 11.07 p.m. local time (6.07 a.m., March 14, 2020). Big Earthquake in Las Vegas The biggest potential problem for Southern Nevada are the faults near the California-Nevada border in Death Valley. The Death Valley fault system at the California-Nevada border is composed of the very active Fish Lake Valley Fault Zone, Furnace Creek Fault Zone and Death Valley fault Fault Zone. If they link together, it’s about a magnitude 7.8. And oddly, if it ruptures from north to south, then it funnels a lot of energy into the Las Vegas basin in a way similar to Mexico City, which is not a good outcome. As shown in the simulation below, if the combination of 3 magnitude 6.8 to 7.3 rips toward Las Vegas, then the cities will experience strong to severe seismic shaking, with light to heavy potential damage. On the other hand, if the faults rip away from Las Vegas, the shaking would be light to moderate with little potential for damage. Seismologists cannot predict which way it will rip, and exactly when it will happen. But the community has to be ready. If Earthquake Early Warning could be implemented for Las Vegas, there could be one whole minute of warning before the most dangerous shaking hits Las Vegas. That is enough time to take cover, and shut down any vulnerable systems. These different earthquake scenarios for Las Vegas were computed by the Nevada ShakeZoning facility at the University of Nevada, Reno. More earthquake news on Strange Sounds and Steve Quayle. 

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etc. you shall see more problems throughout the world, bigger terror attacks, you shall see earthquakes, oh even the big earthquake and you shall see the division before long from one end of the states to another that you cannot cross for that fault shall be opened.  You shall see the stock market as it crashes, for I have warned you and yet the world has mocked me, your President has mocked me, both parties have mocked me and judgment day is coming fast. etc

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Let your spiritual eyes be open, for many things shall come to pass, many things you shall see, for you have not seen the big terrorist attack here in America yet, but you will see it, you will see it.  For you shall yet see great and mighty attacks here in the United States, you shall see these things come to pass.  You will also see the stock market, if you have got money there get it out, says the Lord, get it out now, for later will be too late.  Also you shall see many things taking place overseas like you have never seen before in your life.  And the political realm shall get even, even darker now, you shall hear things that you did not know, etc

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Nomura: "The Market Has Only Just Begun Staring Into The Abyss"

by Tyler Durden Fri, 03/13/2020 - 20:31

While many post-mortems will be written on what, despite Friday's torrid 9% rebound, has been a historic, unforgettable week which saw the US stock market plunge the most since the worst days of the global financial crisis, one of the more detailed and impactful was that of Nomura's quant Masanari Takada who put the week's events in simple, easy to understand context: "In little more than the blink of an eye, the situation has come to look like the 2008 Lehman Brothers crisis all over again."  Below we repost some of the key points from his note as we brace for another historic week, especially since something tells us - perhaps the Fed's failure to normalize the funding situation - that the events from next week will be even more memorable. The plunge in US equities yesterday (12 March) pushed weekly returns down to 7.7 standard deviations below the norm. In statistical science, the odds of a greater-than seven-sigma event of this kind are astronomical to the point of being comical (about one such event every 160 billion years). Setting aside legitimate quibbles over the statistical significance of this, we can say with confidence that we are witnessing a history-making market disaster in real-time. Looking back at the performance of the DJIA since 1900, market shocks have exceeded the current rout in magnitude on only three occasions: in 1914 (when a growing financial crisis caused trading in US equities to be halted), in 1929 (the historic market crash that led to the Great Depression), and in 1987 (the Black Monday event). US stock market sentiment has also seen a jarringly swift collapse, as equity sentiment has now gone beyond the low point marked during the 2015 renminbi shock. In little more than the blink of an eye, the situation has come to look like the 2008 Lehman Brothers crisis all over again. The Fed has resumed its QE-in-all-but-name in response to the financial market meltdown. Many observers have questioned how effective the aid will actually be, given that there seems to be no way to put a conclusive stop to COVID-19. Expanded QE did help lift sentiment in 2015-2016, and therefore think that the Fed can at least help limit the risk of an extreme credit crunch. However, the paralysis in the international circulation of people and goods already being observed will almost inevitably undermine the market. DM equities worldwide are in bear markets now. Going by our own data analysis, the pace of the present sell-off has broken all norms. When a downshift in the market is characterized by unusually steep declines, the usual driver is an outflow from longer-term investments. The present market rout is unconventional in that major hedge funds (global macro hedge funds, CTAs) appear to be behind the curve in their selling [ZH: just as Goldman warned this week]. If anything, we see a risk that short-term players may mount an attack on the downside, ramping up their selling in an attempt to push the market down further. For example, global macro hedge funds’ net exposure to DM equities (estimated from 30- day rolling beta) is still currently flat or even slightly long. It may be that these investors had been unable to fully imagine a pandemic-driven recession scenario, having no experience in that vein to draw upon. Global macro hedge funds may have taken this week’s abnormal market movements as their cue to simply offload their long positions in DM equities in their entirety. There is a growing risk that global macro hedge funds, after liquidating their long positions, will proceed to aggressively build up short positions. Global macro hedge funds tend not to make spur-of-the-moment trades, but they do tend to stake out positions that are consistent with the macroeconomic outlook. In that respect, the S&P 500 dividend yield appears to already reflect market expectations for a slowdown in the US economy. If the ISM Purchasing Managers Index (average of the readings for manufacturers and non-manufacturers) were to drop to the level recorded around July 2009—as the dividend yield seems to imply—there is a high likelihood that global macro hedge funds would then (with some confidence) start expanding their short positions in pursuit of the market downside. Similarly, CTAs appear to have failed to fully keep up with the drop in share prices in major countries. CTAs have of course been selling futures to unwind their long positions during this downward move in share prices. But when share prices shift downward abruptly, the short-term surge in volatility can often hinder trend-followers' ability to participate in short-selling. This is because systematic trend-following strategies tend to build positions that balance: (1) the strength or weakness of trends; and (2) the level of volatility. This means that CTAs often wind up following one step behind when trends shift suddenly. CTAs have turned short on DJIA futures. Because of the rapid pace of the Dow's drop, CTAs have been able to build sufficient short positions. As they had already preferred short positions with the DJIA below 28,000, CTAs look likely to build short positions rapidly at current share price levels. It may be, then, that the market has only just begun staring into the abyss. 

Matthew 24:3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world? 
7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. (KJV)

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Ghost town NYC: Big Apple’s streets are deserted due to coronavirus outbreak

March 14, 2020 Express Informer

New York City has turned into a ghost town with typically-packed subways cars left completely empty and tourist-filled hot spots like Times Square and Central Park eerily deserted. On Friday President Donald Trump declared a national emergency and ordered that $50billion in federal resources be allocated to combat the contagious outbreak that has impacted 49 states. The Big Apple, usually buzzing with traffic and tourists, has transformed into an shockingly silent city as many workers have been ordered to work from home and some business have temporarily shut down. The state reported that the number of coronavirus cases surged from 325 to 421 on Friday, with 154 of those cases in New York City. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio declared a state of emergency last week, closing down Broadway and banning gatherings of more than 500 people. ‘Going to this level is not done lightly, but it has reached the point where it is necessary,’ de Blasio said. New York City has turned into a ghost town with typically-packed subways cars left completely empty and tourist filled hot spots like Times Square and Central Park completely deserted. Empty Times Square pictured above Thursday night New York Mayor Bill de Blasio declared a state of emergency last week, closing down Broadway and banning gatherings of more than 500 people. The shuttered Minskoff Theater pictured above On Thursday Broadway went dark for at least a month following the restrictions on public gatherings, hitting the theater industry hard. All 41 Broadway theaters have at least 500 seats, in fact most accommodate over 1,000 The state reported that the number of coronavirus cases surged from 325 to 421 on Friday, with 154 of those cases in New York City. The empty Hudson Yards train station in Manhattan pictured above In the US there are over 2,300 cases of coronavirus and at least 50 deaths as of Saturday morning This graph shows how the number of cases in the US of the killer virus have leaped from January to March The subway system has seen a major plunge in riders. On Wednesday ridership fell by nearly 20 percent on subways and 15 percent on buses compared with a similar day last year. Typically each day the subway system sees around 5.5million riders each weekday. On Thursday ridership was down on the Long Island Rail Road by 31 percent and on the Metro-North Railroad, which travels through the northern suburbs of New York, was down 48 percent. Ridership on the subway was down 18.5 percent, about 1 million riders, compared to March 2019, when the subways handled about 5.39 million. New Yorkers have also gone into a panic over stocking up on food, toilet paper, and hand sanitizers as they prepare to bunker down as the government calls for ‘social distancing’. Many businesses have shut down in light of the outbreak and to prevent further spread of COVID-19. On Thursday Broadway went dark for at least a month following the restrictions on public gatherings, hitting the theater industry hard. All 41 Broadway theaters have at least 500 seats, in fact most accommodate over 1,000. The subway system has seen a major plunge in riders. On Wednesday ridership fell by nearly 20 percent on subways and 15 percent on buses compared with a similar day last year. A view of the empty 15th Street Subway Station in Brooklyn pictured above on Friday Volunteers pack free groceries for distribution to the elderly at Hope Community Services on Friday in New Rochelle, NY New York landmarks such as the Metropolitan Museum, the Metropolitan Opera and Carnegie hall also announced they would be suspending visits and performances. While de Blasio has not ordered schools to close, as other states have, public-school attendance plummeted last week over coronavirus concerns. The United Federation of Teachers and a dozen City Council members urged de Blasio to close school. ‘We understand the immense disruption this will create for our families,’ UFT President Michael Mulgrew said. ‘But right now, more than a million students and staff crisscross the city every day on their way to schools, putting themselves and others at risk of exposure and increasing the likelihood of bringing exposure into their homes and communities.’ There are 1.1 million students in New York City’s public schools, many of whom depend on the schools for free or reduced-price meals. While the streets of New York seem empty, governor Andrew Cuomo warned that the state’s hospital system could be overwhelmed by coronavirus cases. etc While New York officials are urging the elderly and people with compromised immune systems to avoid large crowds, de Blasio told New Yorkers that if they feel healthy they should ‘not avoid restaurants’. An empty restaurant in Manhattan pictured above While New York officials are urging the elderly and people with compromised immune systems to avoid large crowds, de Blasio told New Yorkers that if they feel healthy they should ‘not avoid restaurants’. Broadway is CLOSED: Governor Cuomo says lights will go out on NY shows Starting Friday at 5pm, gatherings with 500 people or more will not be permitted in NYS. Additionally, for facilities with an occupancy of 500 or fewer, we are reducing the legal capacity by 50%.’ This ban includes Broadway theaters in Manhattan, New York City, which all seat upwards of 500 people and where the ban will start at 5pm Thursday and continue until April 12 – dwarfing the theater district’s two-day closure after the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the city. Broadway theaters in Manhattan, New York City all seat upwards of 500 people ‘For Broadway theaters in Manhattan, these rules will go into effect at 5pm TODAY,’ Cuomo tweeted. ‘We have already spoken to the theaters about these new measures and they agreed.’ Cuomo also said the state is taking measures to create a ‘reserve workforce of health care professionals in the event of a staffing shortage’. On Wednesday it emerged that an usher who worked two theaters on the Great White Way had tested positive for coronavirus. The usher had worked performances of ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’ at the Booth Theatre and ‘SIX’ at the Brooks Atkinson Theater, meaning thousands of theater-goers may have been exposed to the deadly virus. ‘If you’re not sick, you should be going about your life,’ he said. Restaurants and bars have been ordered to cut their occupancy by 50 percent. Restaurants are shutting their doors after sales fell up to 70 percent in the last week and the state issued rules demanding they cut customer numbers by half, leaving the roughly 10 percent of the New York working population reliant on the industry in limbo. Brooklyn’s Chinatown of Sunset Park shut down with no clear reopening timelines. New York’s largest Chinese restaurant Jing Fong, which has been in business for 48 years and is known for its classic dim sum carts, closed temporarily. ‘Business there is down 30% to 40% but that is acceptable for now until further notice. But Chinatown has closed,’ Claudia Leo, the restaurant’s marketing director, said to the New York Post. ‘It is all happening very fast. We were trying to take it all in. It is the best decision for everyone’s sake.’  Jeremy Merrin, who operates the city’s chain of Havana Central Cuban eateries, said his restaurants will also close this weekend. ‘I’ve lost over $100,000 in catering and events through August, business that I won’t make up again,’ Merrin said to the Post. ‘The biggest question right now is whether I stay open or close to preserve my cash.’ Now restaurant trade groups are urging the government to provide relief including rent subsidies, no-interest loans, 90-extensions on monthly sales tax payments and eliminating penalties for paying propety taxes late. According to Resy, a national reservation platform for high-end restaurants, business on Wednesday night plunged 20 percent across the United States from a year ago. New York City specifically saw business dip by 30 percent with a cancellation rate 45 percent higher than normal. 

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Travel restrictions for Washington state? Trump says it’s possible ‘if an area gets too hot’

Posted 9:29 AM, March 13, 2020, by Q13 News Staff

A day after President Trump announced a partial ban on travel from Europe in response to the growing coronavirus crisis, he was asked by a reporter if domestic travel restrictions are possible for hard hit areas like Washington state and California. According to The New York Times, the president said it hasn't been discussed, but "if somebody gets a little bit out of control, if an area gets too hot," then it's possible. The off-the-cuff remarks had some people on high alert, but it's too soon to know whether those kinds of restrictions will be necessary as the situation evolves. A spokesperson for Gov. Jay Inslee's office said they are regularly communicating with Vice President Mike Pence's office, and there has been no talk of travel restrictions to Washington state. But our own members of Congress, who are in session even though the Capitol is closed to the public, acknowledged the risk of frequent travel between D.C. and Washington state. "Flying back and forth is not the smartest thing for us to be doing," U.S. Rep. Pramila Jayapal, a Seattle Democrat, said. For now, officials are hopeful that the social distancing efforts in place -- school closures, telecommuting, quarantines and isolation -- will stave off the virus's rapid spread and help to "flatten the curve" and not overwhelm our hospitals and health care systems. Only time will tell. 

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etc. For truly the news media does not always tell you the truth, they tell you what they want you to hear, but not what is really going on, except for a little, do they know that later the truth will always find them out, for one can only cover up lies for so long before they come uncovered. etc.

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CNN's Ratings Collapse As Coronavirus Fears Empty American Airports

March 13th, 2020

U.S.—CNN's ratings have somehow tanked even worse than they previously had as Americans began to quarantine themselves and stopped taking commercial flights, emptying American airports and robbing the cable channel of its captive audience. While CNN is usually able to claim millions of captive viewers every day, their audience dropped to almost nothing overnight. With airports completely devoid of weary travelers with dead smartphones and nothing to look at but CNN, the core of the channel's audience has disappeared overnight. Screens at airports across the country continued to play CNN to empty airports, creating a spooky, dystopian atmosphere as hosts ranted to no one in particular. On-air personalities were quick to blame the ratings dive on President Donald Trump, suggesting that he had a hand in creating the virus specifically so that CNN would implode. "This is clearly a Trump and Fox News plot to destroy us," said Brian Stelter. "The anti-science, racist Trump administration wants you to believe this started in China, but it was clearly created in a U.S. government lab to stop the extremely popular CNN!" Overcome with rage, Stelter then transformed into his alternate personality, a raging, hulking, green monster who breaks things and rants against Trump and Fox News all the time, which is indistinguishable from his other ego except he's green and looks a little less like George Costanza. 

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MSM Lies About COVID-19 Coronavirus - Panic Shopping Freakouts Would Not Be Happening Had The Media Been Honest From The Start

By Susan Duclos - All News PipeLine March 13, 2020

I thought long and hard about how to start this piece and finally decided to begin it with a question and an answer to said question.

Question: "What is the difference between those that get their news from the liberal establishment media, aka the MSM, and those that regularly read Independent Media?"

Answer: "The panic and freakouts being seen at the stores right now over the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic is coming from MSM audiences, not IM readers."

Watching the hundreds upon hundreds of comments on ANP articles, we see Independent Media readers simply "topping off" supplies so they can self-isolate during the coronavirus pandemic, compared to watching the masses, that have been told by the mainstream media for months that it was nothing to worry about, absolutely freaking out now that the establishment media has been forced to admit the situation is truly serious. The differences are very stark between the two sets of people.  Topping off supplies generally means they are prepared for any issue that comes along, and are just picking up a few extras, versus that outright chaos being seen in the stores across the country by people that have no supplies to top off and think they can all rush to store and get everything they need to self-quarantine, all at once, and then losing their minds when they see that everyone else did it too, so shelves are empty. At least today the latest images show empty food shelves in the canned goods area rather than only paper products from people too worried about wiping their butts and forgetting they also have to eat, but that is neither here nor there for the purposes of this article. THE ESTABLISHMENT MEDIA HAS MUCH TO ANSWER FOR Independent Media did not just hear about COVID-19 and think, lets panic!!!! No, we watched the reaction from the Chinese government, the lock down, not only of people but of information, along with the videos from scared Chinese people begging for help. We watched other countries face the spread and how they handled it. We warned Independent Media readers to prepare, to stay calm, but to get ready to face the same thing. Those readers did exactly that. They "topped off" supplies, they got a little extra of this, a little extra of that, but they didn't need to "panic shop," because they were already prepared. Those that still trust the establishment media, on the other hand, didn't prepare early, did not understand the seriousness of what we were watching happen across the globe and certainly did not put themselves in a position where they could survive months of self-quarantine or total isolation from the public. They weren't prepared and are now rushing around emptying whatever is left on shelves and freaking out, waiting in lines out the door, because the media failed in their one and only job: To report the news and keep the public informed.  The media is responsible for every single person that listened to their assurances about how the hype was all overblown, and now cannot survive a home quarantine because the MSM actively hid the truth from their audience Seeing those commenting at ANP, describing what things the shelves look like, how people are acting when they head out to see what is going on, we note a couple of patterns. One reader described how the people at his job were scared now, yet when he told them previously how bad it was about to get, they didn't believe him. That fear they are now feeling is on the MSM because had they been preparing over the past few months, they wouldn't have to be scared now. Another reader shared a picture of the toilet paper section of her local store in California. Good thing she didn't actually need any, because she was already prepared and only at the store to get a couple of extra things. The MSM is also responsible for the empty shelves because had they prepared the public for this day, starting two months ago when Independent Media was preparing their readers, we would not be seeing the outright, last minute panic shopping we are seeing today. Every person that cannot get any food because of the last minute freakout, are all on the MSM. First the establishment media hid the extent of the spread, then they downplayed it, and then, all of a sudden they started freaking people out by acting like the extent of the spread is "new" news, sending them in a mad rush to the stores, which as can be seen above from a store in New York, found over at Daily Mail, has nothing left for them.  Below are a couple more exclusive reader images sent from Colorado, including a Kroger sign limiting the purchase of certain items and another empty paper goods section. THE STARK DIFFERENCE EBWTEEN INDEPENDENT MEDIA READERS AND MSM AUDIENCES It is amazing watching the videos and reading the articles on how panicked Americans are, but what those articles don't show, is how calm, cool and collected regular Independent Media readers have been and still are, because the latter are already prepared and have been preparing, not just with material goods, but mentally for this day.  As states are closing schools and courts, DC is locking down as are a multitude of states, orders for no large gathers being implemented, and other steps that are being taken across the country, were expected by IM readers, and the possibility reported on a month or more ago. Independent Media readers have been offering up what they have been seeing with panic shopping, empty shelves, freaked out people and family members just now getting "scared" because the truth had been hidden from them for so long, this is all coming as a surprise. Independent Media readers, while understanding how serious this issue is, are still able to laugh and joke with each other, while at the same time reporting conditions in their neck of the woods. Look to those that depend only on the MSM for news.... the MSM is responsible for that as well. BOTTOM LINE The only reason people are panicking and having a freakfest is because they are not prepared. Those that are prepared are going about their business, ready, willing and able to self-quarantine and isolate themselves and their family from the general public, but that sense of fear seen by those that have only been getting their news from the MSM, is nowhere to be found. The media failed spectacularly during this crisis and every store fight over toilet paper, every stabbing over hand sanitizer, every screaming Mimi shoving, pushing and threatening others, is on the establishment media.

Below Steve Quayle joined Greg Hunter, published on March 7, 2020. They discussed a variety of issues, as well as covering the now-acknowledged COVID-19 pandemic, and the ramifications, not only for life, but for the food chain going forward. 

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Pentagon Halts Domestic Travel by Troops to Slow Coronavirus Spread

The late-Friday edict goes much farther than Wednesday's limits on international travel.

Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly described travel restrictions on DoD civilians and dependents. U.S. servicemembers have been forbidden to travel beyond the “local area” of their assigned base, while DoD civilian employees and the families of troops and civilians are barred from using “government-funded transportation” to do so, according to a Department of Defense memo issued Friday night. As well, the department will not hire any civilian who does not already live within commuting distance of the job they’re applying for. The new rules, intended to help slow the spread of COVID-19, were approved on Friday by Deputy Defense Secretary David L. Norquist. “This restriction will halt all domestic travel, including Permanent Change of Station, and Temporary Duty,” said an unsigned press statement released with the memo. “Additionally, service members will be authorized local leave only.” The restrictions apply from March 16 to May 11. Exceptions include travel that is “mission-essential, for humanitarian reasons, or warranted due to extreme hardship,” the statement said. The statement implied that dependents and DoD civilians were also being forbidden to travel. But the memo indicated that they are merely being denied “government-funded” travel. But the memo indicated that they are merely being denied “government-funded” transportation to do so: “All DoD military personnel will stop movement while this memorandum is in effect. In addition, DoD civilian personnel and DoD family members, whose transportation is government-funded, will also stop movement.” The edict broadens restrictions announced Wednesday by Defense Secretary Mark Esper, which forbid troops, DoD civilians and their families to travel “to, from, or through” countries designated as a Level 3 risk by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. At the time of the announcement, the CDC list included only Italy, South Korea, China, and Iran. But within hours, the CDC updated its Level 3 list to include 29 European countries affected by the virus, including thousands of troops and families in Germany. Servicemembers’ families are also banned from traveling to Level 2 countries, which at the time of the announcement included the UK and Bahrain, but those countries were removed from the list by Thursday morning.

Here is the full text of the statement:

“Today, the Deputy Secretary of Defense David L. Norquist approved new travel restrictions for service members, DoD civilians, and their families assigned to DoD installations, facilities and surrounding areas within the United States and its territories. This restriction will halt all domestic travel, including Permanent Change of Station, and Temporary Duty. This restriction will also pause civilian hiring at DoD installations and components for persons who do not reside within the hiring entity’s local comminuting [sic] area. “Additionally, service members will be authorized local leave only, following Service guidelines. This new guidance is effective March 16 and continues through May 11. “Similar to other travel guidance regarding COVID-19, travel exceptions may be granted for compelling cases where the travel is mission-essential, for humanitarian reasons, or warranted due to extreme hardship. Approval authority for these exceptions belongs to the Combatant Commander, the Service Secretaries, the Chief Management Officer, or the Director of the Joint Staff, but may be delegated.   “The Department will continue to issue additional guidance with regard to the COVID-19 as conditions warrant. Our goal is to remain ahead of the virus spread so our military force remains effective and ready. “For more information on the CDC travel restrictions, visit .

“We encourage all DOD personnel to visit Coronavirus: DOD Response for information on staying healthy during the outbreak. The Department will issue follow-on guidance on this directive prior to implementation.” Kevin Baron contributed to this report. 

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Catastrophic Blunder

The Bible contains many vivid descriptions of something that did not exist until the middle of the 20th century — thermonuclear war. Led by the United States, the world just took a huge step toward that predicted nuclear apocalypse, the days of Antichrist, and “the time of Jacob’s trouble.” The deal with Iran is that bad. When I began to study Bible prophecy over 60 years ago, I saw signs even then that we were approaching the end of the age. I knew that I might very well live to see days like this one — days when my own beloved country would help usher in and facilitate unthinkable evil. But knowing in advance doesn’t mitigate the pain of seeing it before my own eyes. Many of those who believe the P5+1 deal with Iran is a mistake, take solace in the fact that in the United States, the deal must pass Congress. To keep the U.S. sanctions intact will require a supermajority voting to keep them. Opponents of the deal have a chance to get enough votes to keep America’s sanctions in place. But in the big picture, it probably matters very little. Sanctions only work if they are done in concert with other nations, and I think this deal effectively ends Iranian sanctions for most nations. Iran has a long history of simply disregarding parts of agreements that it doesn’t want to follow. And the P5+1 nations have a history of ignoring such violations. I don’t expect Iran to follow the agreement, but they’re getting an amazingly good deal. It will allow them to have nuclear weapons whether they cheat or not. If they follow the agreement, they can prepare for nuclear weapons production now, and start actually building their nuclear arsenal in just ten years. And we must keep in mind that it is an arsenal we’re talking about, not just a single bomb. President Barrack Obama today said, “We have stopped the spread of nuclear weapons in this region.” I’m sure he hopes that’s true, and that his will be a legacy of peace. But this agreement would only stop the spread of nuclear weapons in the region if it stops Iran, and if the other nations in that region believe that it will stop Iran. But there’s nothing in this agreement to make them think that. Their interpretation will be that, sometime in the near future, their aggressively antagonistic neighbor will become a nuclear power. What are they going to do? What can they do? Even ten years is a blink of history’s eye. The other nations of the region will see ten years as the outermost deadline for building their own nuclear arsenals. Because they knew this was coming, several have already been at work on the project. But the existence of an actual agreement will spur them on. Sunni nations like Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Turkey, Jordan, the UAE, and Qatar feel threatened by Iran. And it’s not just paranoia. Iran has been exporting their Shia Muslim revolution for decades now, and it’s beginning to really take hold. With Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, and now Yemen largely under Iran’s control, Saudi Arabia is almost surrounded. With President Bashar al-Assad now in Iran’s pocket, and Hezbollah dependant on them, Iran is already at Israel’s door. In May, Haaretz reported, “As-Safir, known for its pro-Hezbollah stance, revealed that the terrorist group has large amounts of forces stationed near the Israel-Lebanon border, as well as numerous tunnels, bunkers and surveillance equipment, in addition to tens of thousands of rockets.” Who built those tens of thousands of rockets, and gave them to Hezbollah? IRAN. Iran already partially controls the world’s two most vulnerable oil choke points — the Strait of Hormuz and the Gulf of Aden. When Iranian oil is suddenly dumped into the world marketplace, we can expect oil prices to drop dramatically. But they already have the ability to choke off a huge part of the world’s oil supply of they choose. In a few months, you may be driving with $2-a-gallon gas. But in a few years, you may be taking out a second mortgage just to get a fill-up. We need to see that the Iranian threat is not just to Israel, but to civilization itself across the globe. The thermonuclear threat now looms large over the Middle East. But we shouldn’t be surprised. The Bible warned us. Zechariah 14:12 gives one of the more memorable prophecies. How would a person in the 6th century BC describe a nuclear blast’s effect on a human body? Like this. “Now this will be the plague with which the Lord will strike all the peoples who have gone to war against Jerusalem; their flesh will rot while they stand on their feet, and their eyes will rot in their sockets, and their tongue will rot in their mouth.” The Great Tribulation is obviously close. Christians can count on the LORD taking us out before the extreme trouble comes. Since in the Bible’s timetable, the Rapture comes before that, we should be looking up with renewed expectancy. We should be praying fervently, and witnessing with urgency. We need to be busy doing those things that matter most. We don’t have much time left. Thank God that before nuclear weapons destroy Israel, the LORD will miraculously save Israel from destruction. That is promised by the LORD in these verses; Zechariah 12:7-15 and 13:8-9. GOD KEEPS HIS WORD! 

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Pastors Weigh-In on Why They Are Keeping Their Church's Doors Open despite Coronavirus Fears

Maina Mwaura | Contributor | Friday, March 13, 2020

As America begins to settle into the new norm of uncertainty amid the coronavirus outbreak, church life as we know it is changing. Many churches across the American landscape are temporarily closing their doors. Dunwoody Baptist Church is located on the outskirts of Atlanta, Georgia, and like most churches, they’re having to deal with what Sunday will look like. Christian Headlines sat down with church leaders Allen Taliaferro and Robert Comeaux, to discuss the new changes that their church members will see on Sunday. As soon as the interview begins, one glance at Taliaferro’s face reveals that for this executive pastor this has not been a normal week. He currently has 48 voicemails and text messages that need returning. When asked when he started preparing response protocols, he's quick to point out the teamwork of the staff and church members. "One of our members on our leadership team called me last week to ask what our plan would be. At the time I didn't think much of it, but by the end of the week we had a plan ready to go,” Taliaferro said. Comeaux, who is the church’s worship pastor, jumped right in, explaining, “We are in a new season of church life in America as we know it.”  Dunwoody has a plan in place for Sunday and practical directives for its members. Taliaferro shared that everything from who holds the door to the Lord's supper will look different. "Our plan for Sunday will be, for example, only a few people will hold the door open with lots of hand sanitizer." The church will also refrain from passing the offering plate and the Lord's supper will be individually wrapped, compared to the typically shared community of partaking of the Lord’s Supper. Despite implementing these practical steps, Comeaux knows that many church members will be coming to church with fear and anxiety over what is to come. "I think every church leader needs to go with what God has placed in their heart for this Sunday," Comeaux asserted. The two church leaders are aware that one size doesn't fit all, and every church needs to decide what is best for them. But, like any leader who has concerns that people who are sick may not stay home, Taliaferro has made it clear that if he senses that someone may be sick, in his compacity as a church leader, he has no issue with confronting that person. While Comeaux and Taliaferro are trying to simply think through this Sunday, it is clear that they’re also thinking about what the future will look like if the virus persists. Comeaux shared, "We've taken a look at our online process, and the pastor has asked me to start thinking through what an online service will look like. “We have upgraded our speed capability online,” Comeaux added. Both men would agree that we are living in uncharted times; they also agree that God is in control, and he is the one who knows what's best for his Church. 

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House Passes Aid Bill After Trump Declares Virus Emergency

Saturday, 14 March 2020 08:50 AM

The House approved legislation early Saturday to provide direct relief to Americans suffering physically, financially and emotionally from the coronavirus pandemic. President Donald Trump praised the bill on Twitter Saturday, and is expected to sign it if it passes the Senate. Trump on Friday declared the outbreak a national emergency, freeing up money and resources to fight it, then threw his support behind the congressional aid package. From the Rose Garden, Trump said, “I am officially declaring a national emergency," unleashing as much as $50 billion for state and local governments to respond to the crisis. Trump also announced a range of executive actions, including a new public-private partnership to expand coronavirus testing capabilities with drive-through locations, as Washington tries to subdue the new virus whose spread is roiling markets, shuttering institutions and disrupting the lives of everyday Americans. But he denied any responsibility for delays in making testing available as his administration has come under criticism for being too slow to respond. Trump said, “I don't take responsibility at all" for the slow rollout of testing. As the House prepared to vote late Friday, Speaker Nancy Pelosi trumpeted the hard-fought package that will provide free testing, sick pay for workers, enhanced unemployment benefits and bolstered food programs. “We did what we said we were going to do: Put families first,” said Pelosi, flanked by Democratic lawmakers, including many freshmen. The House passed the bill after midnight on a bipartisan vote, 363-40. It now goes to the Senate. Trump's tweet of approval instilled fresh energy in the package, all but ensuring that wary Republicans would join with a robust vote. “I encourage all Republicans and Democrats to come together and VOTE YES!” Trump wrote, “Look forward to signing the final Bill, ASAP!” The crush of late-day activity capped a tumultuous week in Washington as the fast-moving virus left ordinary Americans suddenly navigating self-quarantines, school closures and a changed way of life. The White House was under enormous pressure, dealing with the crisis on multiple fronts as it encroached ever closer on the president. Trump has been known to flout public health advice — and was eagerly shaking hands during the more than hour-long afternoon event — but acknowledged he “most likely” will be tested soon after exposures to individuals who have tested positive for the virus. The White House physician indicated later his interactions were low-risk and testing is not necessary.  Still, Trump said officials don't want people taking the test unless they have certain symptoms. "We don't want people without symptoms to go and do that test," Trump said, adding, “It's totally unnecessary." Additionally, Trump took a number of other actions to bolster energy markets, ease the financial burden for Americans with student loans and give medical professionals additional “flexibility” in treating patients during the public health crisis. “Through a very collective action and shared sacrifice, national determination, we will overcome the threat of the virus,” Trump said. Central to the aid package from Congress, which builds on an emergency $8.3 billion measure approved last week, are the free testing, sick pay and family leave provisions. Providing sick pay for workers is a crucial element of federal efforts to stop the rapid spread of the infection. Officials warn that the nation’s healthcare system could quickly become overwhelmed with gravely sick patients, as suddenly happened in Italy, one of the countries hardest hit by the virus. The ability to ensure paychecks will keep flowing — for people self-quarantining or caring for others — can help assure Americans they will not fall into financial hardship. The legislation also offers three months of paid family and medical leave. Small and mid-sized employers will be reimbursed through tax credits.    Pelosi negotiated the deal with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin in days of around-the-clock negotiations with cross-town phone calls, even as Trump was speaking at the White House.  Voting in the Senate is not yet set, with senators out of town for the weekend. But Senate Leader Mitch McConnell canceled a plan recess week and senators were scheduled to return Monday. He said he expects most senators will want to “act swiftly.” Both Mnuchin and Pelosi, who said she did not speak directly to Trump during the negotiations, promised a third coronavirus package will follow soon, with more aggressive steps to boost the U.S. economy, which economists fear has already slipped into recession. The financial markets closed on an upswing after one of the worst nosedives since the 1987 downturn. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. The vast majority of people recover. According to the World Health Organization, people with mild illness recover in about two weeks, while those with more severe illness may take three to six weeks to be over it. Trump said he was gratified that Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro tested negative for the virus, after the pair sat next to each other for an extended period of time last weekend at Trump's Mar-a-Lago club. A senior aide to Bolsonaro tested positive. The White House physician said in a memo late Friday that Trump was also exposed to a second guest at the club dinner, "sharing the table with the president," who has since tested positive for the virus. Still despite the incidents, the physician said Trump had only “LOW risk” interactions and testing "is not currently indicated.” Trump's daugher, Ivanka Trump, worked from home Friday after meeting with Australian Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton, now in isolation at a hospital after testing positive for the coronavirus. White House spokesman Judd Deere said she was evaluated by the White House Medical Unit. Attorney General William Barr, who also met with the Australian official, stayed home Friday, though he “felt great and wasn't showing any symptoms,” according to his spokeswoman Kerri Kupec. Several lawmakers, including some close to Trump, have also been exposed to people who tested positive for the virus, and are self-isolating. Among them are Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham and Rick Scott, who were at Trump’s club on the weekend. Graham announced Friday that he also met with the Australian official who has now tested positive. And GOP Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, who had previously isolated himself after a potential exposure at a conservative conference in Washington, said Friday he met with a Spanish official and is now self-quarantining. Hospitals welcomed Trump’s emergency declaration, which they and lawmakers in Congress had been requesting. It allows the Health and Human Services Department to temporarily waive certain federal rules that can make it harder for hospitals and other health care facilities to respond to an emergency. The American Medical Association said the emergency declaration would help ensure America's health care system has sufficient resources to properly respond to the ongoing outbreak.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, infectious disease chief at the National Institutes of Health, said more tests would be available over the next week, but warned, “We still have a long way to go.” 

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Coronavirus pandemic: All the latest updates

US President Donald Trump declares national emergency over COVID-19 as WHO chief calls Europe new epicentre of pandemic.

by Ted Regencia, Tamila Varshalomidze & Saba Aziz

22 hours ago

United States President Donald Trump has declared a national emergency over the coronavirus pandemic, opening the door to providing what he said was about $50bn in federal aid to fight the disease. On Friday, the World Health Organization warned that Europe has now become the "epicentre" for the pandemic, called COVID-19, reporting more daily cases than China did at the height of its outbreak. The pandemic's global death toll has reached almost 5,000, while the global number of cases has surpassed 132,000, according to the WHO, which is the health agency of the United Nations. About 68,000 victims have recovered, according to Johns Hopkins University, which is tracking the virus. The WHO declared the outbreak a pandemic as Italy tightened its strict quarantine and the US imposed a ban on flights to Europe. Meanwhile, the virus has spread to at least 18 countries on the African continent, with Kenya, Ethiopia, Sudan and Guinea all confirming their first cases on Friday. 

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Gaza terrorist groups on high alert amid fears of Israeli attack - report

Even though the situation is currently relatively calm, the terrorist groups believe that Israel intends to surprise Gaza.


Terrorist groups in the Gaza Strip are on high alert amid fears that the current calm could deteriorate, reported Al-Araby Al-Jadeed (The New Arab) on Friday. Checkpoints have been set up throughout the Strip where security forces are inspecting passing cars in measures that have only been used twice in Gaza: once after the head of Hamas's Al-Qassam Brigades was assassinated and again after the failed Khan Yunis operation. Even though the situation is relatively calm, the terrorist groups believe that Israel intends to surprise Gaza. They are considering a number of difference scenarios, according to Al Araby. Training exercises in the Strip have also increased recently. The terrorist groups, especially the Al-Qassam Brigades, have called on members to be cautious, to raise the level of their personal security and not to approach the border with Israel. The groups fear that assassinations could be carried out by Palestinian collaborators or that "other infiltration" into Gaza could occur, according to Al-Araby. The groups fear that Israel could carry out kidnappings of Gaza officials as well.   Security measures along the coast and the borders have been increased as well amid fears of an Israeli infiltration. Yahya Sinwar, a leader of the Hamas terrorist group, has remained out of sight for over four months, according to Al-Araby, except for a meeting with the Qatari envoy Mohammad Al-Emadi about three weeks ago, which was not covered by the press. According to Al-Araby, this could indicate that Hamas is concerned about Sinwar and other leaders being targeted. Egypt and the United Nations have been mediating discussions about a long-term "calm agreement" between Israel and Gaza terrorist groups in recent months. In February, over 60 rockets were fired in a round of fighting between Israel and the Gaza Strip, after the Jewish state killed a Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist who was placing an explosive along the border. 

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CP Current Page: U.S. | Friday, March 13, 2020

New York state changes policy, allows minors to change sex on birth certificates

New York state changes policy, allows minors to change sex on birth certificates

By Brandon Showalter, CP Reporter

The state of New York is now permitting minors who self-identify as something other than their biological sex to alter their birth certificates. Officials in the Empire state announced this week that young people ages 16 and under who assert that they are transgender or nonbinary will be able to alter their sex marker on their birth certificate to reflect their "gender identity." Medical affidavits are not required to make the change. Proponents of the new policy hailed the move. “The actions announced today rid the state of a discriminatory and outdated policy and keeps New York rightly among the states leading the country with policies that respect the lives of transgender people,” said Omar Gonzalez-Pagan, senior attorney for Lambda Legal, calling the announcement a "victory." "It shouldn’t take a minor and his family suing the state to get their rights recognized, but with this announcement, New York state eliminates an outdated and unjust barrier to transgender minors’ ability to be themselves and have accurate, essential identity documents.” The office of New York Attorney General Letitia James said the policy change would take effect immediately. The change in policy came about as a result of a lawsuit from a resident in Houston, Texas, who was born in New York. The plaintiff in the case is biologically female, goes by M.H.W., and identifies as a boy. New York has allowed adults to alter their birth records since 2014. According to Dallas Voice, it now joins a handful of other states and cities that permit minors to do it: New York City, Oregon, Washington state, Massachusetts, Alaska and Washington, D.C. Critics say that birth certificates serve a necessary public function containing vital information necessary for recordkeeping and for measuring statistics where biological sex is relevant and ought not be experimented on with self-declared identity categories. In an interview with The Christian Post last January about New York City's allowance of a third gender marker on birth certificates, philosopher Daniel Moody, author of The Flesh Made Word, stressed that the purpose of a birth certificate is to capture truth in language, thereby connecting persons to laws — not only for the sake of the individual but for society as a whole. Permitting a gender-neutral "X" in place of "M" for male or "F" for female renders biological sex obsolete, he said. "No legal regime can contain within itself two versions of human identity. Law cannot tolerate a situation in which some people are fundamentally a sex (body) while other people are essentially a gender (mind). The two challengers for the crown of most essential identity will eventually come into conflict with one another, at which point something has to give," he explained at the time, calling this the crux of the matter. He continued: "In law, bedrock identity can only be sex for everybody or sex for nobody. And given that X provides a vehicle by which to avoid having one's sex registered in law, the situation is now sex for nobody." "As is the case with its bogus scientific claims, gender wears the words male and female as an effective and efficient disguise." 

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Sophie Grégoire Trudeau tested positive for the coronavirus after a massive event in London where she posed for pictures with Idris Elba and Lewis Hamilton

Business Insider

Mia Jankowicz Mar 13th 2020 9:38AM

The wife of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has tested positive for the coronavirus and is in quarantine.

Sophie Grégoire Trudeau's symptoms developed after she spoke at a huge event at London's SSE Arena, Wembley, which was attended by high-profile guests including actor Idris Elba and Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton.  She had also posed for pictures with Elba and Hamilton. It's not clear if they have tested for the disease.   Other speakers at the London event included British chef Jamie Oliver, singer Leona Lewis, actor Gwendoline Christie, and former Canadian First Lady Margaret Trudeau.  Prime Minister Trudeau is self-isolating but has not been tested.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, the wife of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, tested positive for the coronavirus after speaking at massive event in London and posing for pictures alongside numerous celebrities including Idris Elba and Lewis Hamilton.

Grégoire Trudeau's symptoms — a fever and mild flu — developed back in Canada after her attendance on March 4 at WE Day 2020 at The SSE Arena, Wembley.

This was a youth empowerment event where she addressed around 18,000 young people from the stage and potentially had contact with numerous of the event's high-profile speakers. Other speakers at the event included Idris Elba, the British TV chef Jamie Oliver, Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton, the model Adwoa Aboah, and the actor Gwendoline Christie, who played Brienne of Tarth from "Game of Thrones." At the event she posed for a picture alongside several others, including former Canadian First Lady Margaret Trudeau, Idris Elba, and Lewis Hamilton, which she later posted to Instagram. The conditions of other celebrities and guests at the event are not known. Grégoire Trudeau had spoken on a panel on women's empowerment alongside former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard and singer Leona Lewis. Justin Trudeau announced on Thursday that Grégoire Trudeau had tested positive, has mild symptoms, and is in quarantine. He also said that he would self-isolate for 14 days and will continue to conduct business, including meetings about the coronavirus crisis response, over digital channels. He currently has no plans to be tested for the virus, the BBC reported. A number of high-ranking politicians, including Australian Home Minister Peter Dutton and UK Health Minister Nadine Dorries, have tested positive for the coronavirus. Some top officials in Iran have also died of the disease. There are currently 117 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Canada. WE Charity, which organizes the WE Day events, posted a statement saying it has canceled all forthcoming events including those planned in Illinois, Baltimore and California and will continue its mission through online events.



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Trump declares national emergency over coronavirus

Published Fri, Mar 13 202010:58 AM EDTUpdated Fri, Mar 13 20208:51 PM EDT

Dan Mangan @_DanMangan Christina Wilkie @christinawilkie

President Donald Trump declared a national emergency over the coronavirus pandemic.

The declaration frees up as much as $50 billion in financial resources to assist Americans affected by the outbreak. Stock marked indices sharply rallied during Trump’s press conference , posting their largest single-day gain since October 2008. The Dow Jones Industrial Average had its biggest-ever one-day point gain. President Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency over the coronavirus pandemic, and announced a set of specific measures aimed at stemming the effects of the outbreak. Stock marked indices sharply rallied during Trump’s press conference , posting their largest single-day gain since October 2008. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 1,985 points higher, or 9.4%, at 23,185.62., the index’s biggest-ever point gain on a single day. The emergency declaration will free up as much as $50 billion in financial resources to efforts by states and U.S. territories to assist Americans affected by the outbreak. But Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, warned, “There will be many more cases” of coronavirus in coming weeks. As of Friday, the number of positive tests for people in the United States with coronavirus had reached 2,006, according to NBC News. At least 42 people in the country have died after contracting the virus. Trump announced the national emergency declaration at a news conference in the Rose Garden at the White House, where he was joined by Vice President Mike Pence, who is leading the administration’s coronavirus task force. Also with president were members of that task force and the CEOs of Target and Walmart, who met with Trump earlier in the day. “To unleash the full power of the federal government ... I am officially declaring a national emergency,” Trump said. “Two very big words.” “The next eight weeks are critical,” the president said. Officials announced a web questionnaire set up by Google that people can fill out to determine if they have symptoms or risk factors that warrant them getting a test for coronavirus. If they should be tested, under the website’s criteria, they will be directed to “drive-thru” sites, so so that people can stay in their cars when they are screened for the virus, according to officials. Trump said Google has 1,700 engineers working on the effort now. But Trump and his officials appear to have overstated the current state of the tool, which is being developed by Verily, the life sciences sister company to Google. Both are Alphabet companies.  Google’s communications team said in a statement, “We are developing a tool to help triage individuals for Covid-19 testing.” “Verily is in the early stages of development, and planning to roll testing out in the Bay Area, with the hope of expanding more broadly over time,” the statement said.  Trump said he expected the U.S. to have 1.4 million coronavirus test kits available within a week, and a total of 5 million kits within the next month. He then said he doubted the country will “need anywhere near” 5 million kits. Trump was asked by a reporter if he took responsbility for what Fauci earlier in the week called “a failing,” in reference to the lag so far in testing Americans. The president replied, “No, I don’t take responsibility at all.” “Because we were given a ... set of circumstances, and we were given rules, regulations and specifications from a different time,” Trump said. “It wasn’t meant for this kind of an event with the kind of numbers that we’re talking about.” Trump said he had ordered all states to set up emergency operation centers, and urged hospitals to engage emergency operation plans. But, Trump said, “we don’t want people to take a test if we feel that they shouldn’t be doing it, and we don’t want everyone running out and taking. Only if you have certain symptoms.” Trump said he “most likely” will himself undergo testing for coronavirus, but noted that he does not have any symptoms.  Trump last week posed for a photo at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida with the press secretary for Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, who has tested positive for the virus. m Bolsonaro, who had dined with Trump during that visit, tested negative for coronavirus, his son announced Friday. Trump said the emergency declaration will grant new authority to Health and Human Service Secretary Alex Azar to waive rules governing how hospitals take in patients, and how long they can stay. Seema Verma, the administrator of the federal, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, announced that all visitations to nursing homes would be suspended except in certain cases, such as a resident dying.  Trump also announced that he was waiving all interest on student loan debt held by the federal government. Trump dismissed as “a nasty question” a query from a reporter about how he can claim he is not responsible for a lag in testing people for coronavirus when his administration in 2018 dissolved a National Security Council group that was tasked with preparing for pandemics. “I didn’t do it,” Trump said of the group being disbanded. “You say we did that. I don’t know anything about it.” But Fauci only two days ago had publicly commented on negative impact from the dissolution of the group.

We worked very well with that office. It would be nice if it were still there,” Fauci said at a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing In 2018, Trump fired Tom Bossert as the NSC’s homeland security adviser, whose responsibilities included coordinating the response to global pandemics. Bossert was not replaced. As Trump ended the press conference, which lasted more than an hour, he walked away without answering as a reporter asked if he could explain why his recent prediction that the number of coronavirus cases would soon go down to close to zero had not come true. The Senate’s top Democrat, Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York, said, “I’m pleased the president heeded our calls to invoke the Stafford Act to extend vital financial assistance to help keep communities safe from the coronavirus outbreak.” “I urge New York and other states to immediately request these newly available funds and for the Trump administration to approve these requests without delay,” Schumer said. “As other steps are considered, the president must not overstep his authority or indulge his autocratic tendencies for purposes not truly related to this public health crisis.” Trump’s emergency designation under the Stafford Act allows for two types of presidential declarations. The first is an emergency, which Trump declared. The second is a major disaster, which gives emergency management even more access to resources. Both designations place FEMA in charge of what happens. French President Emmanuel Macron said earlier Friday that he, Trump and the rest of leaders of the Group of 7 economic giant nations have “agreed to organize an extraordinary Leaders Summit by videoconference on Monday on Covid-19.” “We will coordinate research efforts on a vaccine and treatments, and work on an economic and financial response,” Macron announced in a tweet. The announcement of a U.S. national emergency came just a day after Trump said he was not yet ready to make such a declaration. “We have very strong emergency powers under the Stafford Act, and we are — we have it — I mean, I have it memorized, practically, as to the powers in that act. If I need to do something, I’ll do it,” Trump had said in an Oval Office meeting on Thursday with Ireland’s prime minister, Leo Varadkar. “I have the right to do a lot of things that people don’t even know about,” Trump said. An emergency declaration puts to rest weeks of debate within the White House, where different factions of Trump’s top aides disagreed about whether a Stafford Act declaration is necessary. Those opposed to making the declaration, which had included Trump himself, worried that it would cause financial markets to panic. They also feared political fallout if it appeared Trump was sending the opposite message about coronavirus, namely that it is an emergency, from the one he had consistently delivered so far. Trump has claimed that coronavirus is no more dangerous than the common flu, and that it will likely disappear quickly and without a significant impact on American life. Health officials say neither of these statements is accurate. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio declared a state of emergency in the city on Thursday. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on the same day banned gatherings of 500 or more in the state “for the forseeable future.Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told CNBC earlier Friday the White House and Congress are nearing a deal that would provide stimulus to the U.S. economy amid the coronavirus outbreak. “I think we’re very close to getting this done,” Mnuchin said in a “Squawk on the Street” interview. “The president is absolutely committed that this will be an entire government effort, that we will be working with the House and Senate.” But during the press conference, Trump said he problems with the plan announced Friday afternoon by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. There was no deal between Congress and the White House as of early Friday evening. As of Friday, there were more than 135,000 known cases of coronavirus globally, including nearly 5,000 deaths, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. In the United States, there have been at least 1,700 known cases, with at least 40 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University. Correction: An earlier version misstated when the mayor declared an emergency in New York City. It was Thursday. 

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etc. a terrible dark cloud has covered the earth, sickness, pain, suffering, bloodshed, drought, hurricanes, tornadoes, hail, fire, famine, pestilences, heartaches and sorrow, the anti-christ rising to power and fame. Oh, what a day that has now come.

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Vitamin C Clinical Trials For Coronavirus Underway In China – Latest Updates

By Arjun Walia March 10, 2020

Collective Evolution

Does vitamin C cure Coronavirus? No? Can vitamin C treat Coronavirus? We can’t say it does, but at the same time, we can’t say it doesn’t either. This is why multiple clinical trials are underway in China to investigate whether or not vitamin C infusion has any effect against Coronavirus and those infected with it. The idea that vitamin C may help in treating the Coronavirus, at least here in the west, seems to be dubbed as ‘fake news,’ which is odd given the fact that authorities should be mentioning that at this point it’s inconclusive. There remains to be a clear yes or no answer but researchers are hypothesizing that it might have a positive effect which is why in Shanghai, China, vitamin C is being named as part of their overall treatment plan, with official clinical trials underway. Last month, the US National Library of Medicine posted the information about their clinical trials on their website. The title of one of the trials is “Vitamin C Infusion for the Treatment of Severe 2019-nCoV Infected Pneumonia.” The sponsor is ZhiYong Peng, and the responsible party is Zhongnan Hospital in Wuhan University (ZNWU). 2019 new coronavirus (2019-nCoV) infected pneumonia, namely severe acute respiratory infection (SARI) has caused global concern and emergency. There is a lack of effective targeted antiviral drugs, and symptomatic supportive treatment is still the current main treatment for SARI. Vitamin C is significant to human body and plays a role in reducing inflammatory response and preventing common cold. In addtion, a few studies have shown that vitamin C deficiency is related to the increased risk and severity of influenza infections. We hypothize that Vitamin C infusion can help improve the prognosis of patients with SARI. Therefore, it is necessary to study the clinical efficacy and safety of vitamin C for the clinical management of SARI through randomized controlled trials during the current epidemic of SARI. Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, has antioxidant properties. When sepsis happens, the cytokine surge caused by sepsis is activated, and neutrophils in the lungs accumulate in the lungs, destroying alveolar capillaries. Early clinical studies have shown that vitamin C can effectively prevent this process. In addition, vitamin C can help to eliminate alveolar fluid by preventing the activation and accumulation of neutrophils, and reducing alveolar epithelial water channel damage. At the same time, vitamin C can prevent the formation of neutrophil extracellular traps, which is a biological event of vascular injury caused by neutrophil activation. Vitamins can effectively shorten the duration of the common cold. In extreme conditions (athletes, skiers, art workers, military exercises), it can effectively prevent the common cold. And whether vitamin C also has a certain protective effect on influenza patients, only few studies have shown that vitamin C deficiency is related to the increased risk and severity of influenza infections. In a controlled but non-randomized trial, 85% of the 252 students treated experienced a reduction in symptoms in the high-dose vitamin C group (1g / h at the beginning of symptoms for 6h, followed by 3 * 1g / day). Among patients with sepsis and ARDS, patients in the high-dose vitamin group did not show a better prognosis and other clinical outcomes. There are still some confounding factors in the existing research, and the conclusions are different. Therefore, during the current epidemic of SARI, it is necessary to study the clinical efficacy and safety of vitamin C for viral pneumonia through randomized controlled trials.

The study has an estimated enrolment of 140 participants, it started on the 10th of February and is scheduled to be completed at the end of September. (source)

Latest Updates Dr. Richard Cheng, MD, PhD, a US board-certified anti-aging specialist, from Shanghai, China is currently in China providing updates on the situation as well as potential treatments via his YouTube channel. His latest claim is that high-dose Vitamin C has been officially included in the Shanghai Government Covid-19 treatment plan. He is also claiming that the initial results from the IVC trial on Covid-19 is positive. Dr. Cheng served in the United States Army as a commissioned officer (Major) and an Army physician and completed his Army duty in Dec. 2006. While in the Army, Dr. Cheng served in various positions including Chief and Medical Director of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Member of Risk Management Committee, Credentialing Committee, and Staff Physician of Soldier Readiness Program, Consultant to the Shaw Air Force Base Laboratory, and College of American Pathologist Inspection Team Leader for the Greenville SC Hospital Lab Inspection. Prior to serving the United States Army, Dr. Cheng was a senior physician scientist at Variagenics, a research organization affiliated with MIT and Harvard Medical School, in Cambridge, MA. Variagenics later merged with Hyseq.

You can view his full bio here. You can access his YouTube channel here, where he has provided multiple updates that you won’t see within the mainstream media. The Takeaway The idea that IVC may be useful in treating the Coronavirus is not fake news. Nobody can really claim it does for sure, at the same time, nobody can claim that it doesn’t. Mainstream media should be bringing attention to the clinical trials that are underway, as well as updating people on the situation. We should be able to explore all possible options with regards to this virus, and simply implying that vitamin C has potential is ‘fake news’ is simply irresponsible. If it didn’t have potential, clinical trials would not be underway. It’s going to be interesting to see the results. On a final note, I personally don’t think fear is an appropriate response for anybody, as I believe it can weaken the immune system. Outbreaks are a part of our reality, and in today’s day in age it’s important to keep our immune systems healthy with proper nutrition and exercise. We’ve been through many scares, like the swine flu, Ebola, SARS, the Zika virus, the West Nile virus and more. Hopefully, this one passes just as the others did, I personally don’t think there is much to worry about. Reprinted with permission from Collective Evolution. 

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Tuesday, 10 March 2020

Avian Flu Virus: Vietnam culls 137,000 birds to contain avian influenza outbreaks just months after it culled 1.2 million farmed pigs infected with African swine fever

Vietnam culls 137,000 birds to contain avian influenza outbreaks Vietnam has so far this year culled 137,180 birds to contain the spreading of bird flu outbreaks, the government said on Thursday. The outbreaks, including 38 outbreaks of H5N6 and five outbreaks of H5N1, have been detected in 13 out of Vietnam's 63 provinces this year, the government said in a statement. All of the bird flu outbreaks have happened at farms where the birds have not been vaccinated, it said, adding that, in several provinces, only 10%-20% of the birds were vaccinated. Vietnam has a poultry flock of 460 million, and small-sized bird flu outbreaks have not been uncommon in the country during the past five years. TJP

African swine fever hits Vietnam

Vietnam culled more than 1.2 million farmed pigs infected with African swine fever in May. Pork accounts for three-quarters of total meat consumption in Vietnam, a country of 95 million people where most of its 30 million farm-raised pigs are consumed domestically. The virus was first detected in Vietnam in February and has spread to 29 provinces, including Dong Nai, which supplies around 40% of the pork consumed in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam's southern economic hub. "The risk of the virus spreading further is very high and the evolution of the outbreak is complicated," the government said in a statement. It said many provinces had failed to detect outbreaks and cull infected pigs properly due to a lack of funds and the space needed for burying the dead pigs. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in March advised Vietnam to declare the swine fever outbreak as a national emergency. Full story Disease

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The Coronavirus Is Actually the 2nd Attempt to Use the Virus As a Pretext to Install Extreme Martial Law-What Did We Learn the 1st Time?

Submitted by Dave Hodges on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 17:09.

Regardless, how bad the Coronavirus gets, the end game intent is obvious. Even if this virus has minimal impact, say no worse than the flu, or if the virus wipes out 80% of all humanity, the end game is the same. The end game as it is emergingis the total subjugation of the planet and to turn it into a militarized police state which initially uses the Coronavirus(es) as the excuse in order to scare the public into complete compliance as we trade our liberty for the fake promise of security. This scam was tried before in 2008-2009 and I was on the frontlines covering the event. It was called the HINI scare. During this time frame, was contacted by two former schoolmates who were in Colorado law enforcement. They had just participated in drills near Trinidad, Colorado and Grand Junction, Colorado with crisis actors. The following protocols were observed and previously printed on Freedoms Phoenix. I also did 5 radio broadcasts on the subject.

1. A DUI style roadblock was set up, with chase cars to either side.

2. Motorists were stopped and subjected to a mock scanning device which supposedly was able to determine whether someone had taken the vaccine for the H1N1. I did not understand this technology in 2009, I do now and will elaborate in Part Two.

3. If Motorists were noncompliant, they were removed from their cars (drill only) and men would go on one bus, women another and children, yet another. The thinking was this fear of being removed from your car under threat of being sent to what we would call, today, a medical martial law FEMA camp, would scare the people into compliance to take the vaccine and they would be on their way. Also during this time, the ingredients of the Baxter-developed vaccine became public and the abnormal amount of squalene and other adjuvants were doing damage to the central nervous system and the public outcries began and the members of the medical community got involved and we turned back these globalists who tried to do in 2008 what they are trying to do today. Here are some excerpts from this story. H1N1 and the Weaponized Vaccine In the country of H1N1’s purported origin, Mexico, only 85 deaths have occurred from the outbreak. In the United States only 127 deaths have occurred and a mere 311 people have died worldwide. And for this, the news media is whipped into a state of swine flu hysteria and various governmental agencies are expending massive amounts of resources to engage in disaster preparedness qand martial law drills, ostensibly in anticipation of the over-hyped swine flu outbreak this fall. And if this were a real threat, wouldn’t health officials have moved to suspend air travel at the time of the outbreak? Of course they would have, if containment and public safety were the true objective. Aren't these the same questions that we are asking now? Same playbook with some revisions. " Since I first interviewed vaccine expert, Dr. Rebecca Carley and medical researcher, Pat Jordan, on The Common Sense Show, in April 2009, I have been contacted by several medical researchers and physicians who reinforce what Carley and Jordan stated on my show in which they specifically state that the H1N1 virus has been genetically engineered into a weaponized virus. Extensive analysis of H1N1 has found that it contains the original 1918 H1N1 flu virus, the avian flu virus (i.e., bird flu), and two new H3N2 virus genes from Eurasia. H1N1 has gone through a definitive genetic shift, as opposed to a genetic drift, and has skipped countless numbers of generational mutations. This is not mutation, this is bioengineering. Again, are we not seeing the questioning of the mutations as unnatural and bioengineered with the Coronavirus? The World Health Organization (WHO) has awarded contracts to Baxter Pharmaceuticals and Novartis Pharmaceuticals to engage in a race to produce the H1N1 vaccine. A brief look at their relative safety track record is in order.

The Bastards From Baxter It is very surprising that WHO and the U.S. government would award Baxter, as one of the two Pharmaceuticals who would be entrusted to develop a vaccine in this supposed massive threat to humanity in light of their track record of safety and utter disregard for the safety of future patients. Baxter has been associated with two deadly instances involving malfeasance and scandal which has served to endanger the public. In 2006, hemophiliac treatment elements were contaminated with the HIV virus which was injected into thousands of patients. In a complete disregard for human safety and welfare, Baxter continued to sell and subsequently dispense the HIV infected vaccine even after the contamination was discovered. In even a more egregious act in this past winter, Baxter released a traditional seasonal flu vaccine contaminated with the Avian (bird) flu virus. Fortunately, some alert Czech Republic lab workers discovered the contamination in the nick of time and stopped the imminent shipments, headed for 18 countries which would have easily developed into a world pandemic. What makes this story particularly disturbing lies in the fact that level 3 containment protocols, which is a WHO requirement for the handling of toxic materials, mandates that these materials were to be kept separate. And this was totally ignored by Baxter. The only question remains, was this a case of gross and unimaginable incompetence or was this a deliberate and planned event? Gifted researchers like Mike Adams have clearly documented the issue of overall vaccine safety. In 2009, the awareness was just coming to light that some vaccines and kill and disable its recipients. It is not just Baxter, but it is a multitude of the pharmaceuticals that are dangerous and this should be the questions that we are asking of Bill Gates and his patners at the CDC. Trust nobody, given the track record.

Novartis and its Nefarious Track Record In a classic case of faking with the right and then unleashing a devastating overhand left handed punch, Novartis s has quietly emerged as the leading contender, to develop the H1N1 vaccine also has an agreement with WHO, and they appear to have won the race in developing a pandemic vaccine. The H1N1 vaccines contain ingredients called adjuvants which are strongly associated with causing life-threatening autoimmune disorders, including MS. Animal studies using this adjuvant have found them to be nearly 100% deadly in a series of repeated studies. In a disturbing development, Novartis has acquired the scandal ridden Chiron Company which has specialized in the development of the adjuvant, MF-59, which has been strongly implicated in the explosion of Gulf War I autoimmune illnesses suffered by American GI’s, who took the infamous anthrax vaccination (Google Joyce Riley for more details). The dangerous ingredient in MF-59 is squalene, when used in vaccines, is associated with every dangerous autoimmune disease in existence. Novartis has incorporated MF-59 into its H1N1 vaccine which also includes tetanus, diphtheria and mercury. And WHO and our very own government thinks this is acceptable medical practice and is preparing to unleash this nightmare upon an unsuspecting American public? On August 23rd, from 930-11pm (Central) as I interview Dr. Carley and medical researcher and author Patrick Jordan. Their documentation and systematic presentation of the fact should put to rest any doubts as to the deadly seriousness of this coming threat. Unfortunately, the owner of Republic Broadcasting took down the broadcast and will not surrender it to me when I decided to go independent for a variety of reasons. In the interview, the safety of the vaccines were called into question and this interview provided a blueprint for us to follow when the CDC comes out with its profit-driven vaccine in the near future. I will publish these concerns in Part Two where the overwhelming evidence is offered. Mandatory Enforcement of the Coming Mandatory H1N1 Vaccine If the coming H1N1 vaccine was an option, available to the public, and not going to be mandatory, then this piece would represent the ramblings of paranoid conspiracy theorist. However, there are voices, quieter voices from law enforcement which are warning us that we should be on guard for what is coming.

On July 5, 2009, on The Common Sense Show, Annie DeRiso and I interviewed Scott Wagner, the director of the Columbus, Ohio Police Training Academy, and he was adamant that high ranking police, everywhere, are privately arming themselves to the teeth for what is coming (i.e., martial law). Martial law? In response to what? Retired Kansas State Trooper, the late Greg Evensen, has provided even more detail as he states that he is privy to information, through his high level law enforcement contacts, which has detailed how the flu vaccine administration is going to be enforced. This fall, DUI roadblocks will be used to scan motorists RFID wristbands, or medical RFID ID medical cards to ensure the required vaccination has been administered to each individual in the car. According to Evensen, those who are not inoculated will be taken to a holding area and are given the choice to take the vaccination. If at this point, the person still refuses, they will be forced on to a bus and transported to a “quarantine center.” Americans, this revelation from Greg was in 2009. Similar to Scott Wagner, aren't we getting insiders coming forward decrying how the Coronavirus scandal is being handled? Again in 2019, and as a result of one my recent shows on the coming deadly vaccine, I have been contacted by law enforcement personnel, from three different states, which have, in effect, confirmed the Evensen account. I can unequivocally state that each of the law enforcement personnel were genuinely frightened and were hopeful that the dissemination of their private accounts could forestall the coming events through exposure. I don’t normally put stock in anonymous accounts by individuals who are too afraid to go on the record, unless you consider that I have known one law enforcement source since childhood. Conclusion There is a lot to be learned from these accounts from 11 years ago. This was clearly an attempt to by the authorities to employ martial techniques, using H1N1 as a cover for their attempted installation of a police state that would never disappear. However, we generated so much heat in the alt media and with the public, the globalists backed down. I maintain that we are facing the same danger. The CDC is lying. The World Bank has sold pandemic insurance since 2017 and the parallels to this crisis, as compared to today, are mind numbing Now, if you are not convinced, please come back to Part Two. Part Two will present documentation which validate my greatest fears beginning with the intention to distribute home test kits, courtesy of a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donation of a $100 million. This has UN support and this leads down a documentable rabbit hole that will shock you. Remember, this is the globalists second attempt at using this strategy. From my perspective, this second attempt is much more sophisticated than the first. Their attempt turned to beta test, produced some clever revisions and they have also gained control over social media in that time in order to prevent vaccine opposition. 

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BREAKING: State of Washington about to go under medical martial law to stop the virus from infecting 64,000 by May, warns Gov. Inslee

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 by: Mike Adams

(Natural News) Just as we’ve modeled and predicted, medical martial law is now beginning to be implemented across America to contain the spread of the coronavirus. As of this writing, there are now 804 confirmed infections across America, and the number is rising by over 100 per day (which we also warned about two weeks ago, rather precisely). Earlier today, NY Gov. Cuomo activated the National Guard to create a “containment zone” around an infected community there (New Rochelle). And now we’re getting word from Washington state that Gov. Inslee fully recognizes that unless they issue a mandatory quarantine order there, up to 64,000 new coronavirus infections will occur by May. This is unfolding exactly as we’ve been modeling in our “pandemic projection model” spreadsheet which can be downloaded and shared by anyone. If you’re wondering why we can “see the future,” it’s because we are just following the mathematics of exponential spread. By the end of next week, there will be thousands of confirmed infections in America. Via Up to 64,000 people could be infected with coronavirus in Washington state within two months if actions aren’t taken now to stop its spread, Gov. Inslee said Tuesday. Although the number of confirmed cases is now 162, Inslee said experts believe the actual number could be 1,000 or more at the present time. “What the experts are telling us is … the number of people who are infected will double in anywhere from 5 to 8 days … unless we take some real action,” the governor said at a morning news conference. “And if you do the math, it gets very disturbing. … If it’s 1,000 (infections) today, in seven to eight weeks there could be 64,000 people infected in the state of Washington if we don’t somehow slow down this epidemic. And in the next week it could be 120,000, and in the next week a quarter of a million.” “We need to look forward and get ahead of the curve in Washington state. If we’re going to stop this epidemic or seriously slow it down, we need to focus on what’s coming – not what’s here today,” Inslee added. He then outlined a number of steps the state is taking to slow the spread of the coronavirus including new rules for nursing homes and an expansion of unemployment benefits. These could be followed by more dramatic actions later, Inslee said. We’ve finally discovered a political leader who can do math

On the positive side of things, it’s refreshing to find a government leader who can do math. Currently Trump can’t do the math, and Pence can’t do the math, and Rush Limbaugh most certainly can’t do math. But Gov. Inslee (Democrat) can do math! As our pandemic projection models show, strict quarantine is the only thing that works to stop the spread of the virus right now (that, and recommending widespread anti-viral nutraceuticals, but we’re not holding our breath that anyone from government will know anything about nutrition). Here’s the current NYT map of infections across America. Note the high density hubs? They’re all left-wing cities, exactly as our model predicted: Every day that Trump delays issuing a nationwide 30-day “shelter in place” order might cost an additional 10,000 lives down the road, depending on how long Trump denies reality and fails to act. Ultimately, the only way to stop this in America is to close the borders, halt all flights, shut down the roads and declare a 30-day “shelter in place” order for the entire country, much like what Italy just did yesterday. Trump can stop the virus in 30 days, but it requires shutting down the entire country (and the borders and all international flights). The ramifications will be ugly, no matter how you slice it. But the cost of doing nothing and continuing with this pathetic streak of stupid denialism is only going to lead to a catastrophic outcome for America and the end of the Trump administration. If you want to live, read If you want to die, listen to Rush Limbaugh or Dr. Drew. 

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New Jersey has reported its first COVID-19-related death — a 69-year-old man from Bergen County — as New York unveils its most stringent measures yet to combat the surge in coronavirus cases in Westchester County. 

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BREAKING: New analysis reveals President Trump must lock down the USA just like Italy in order to break the chain of exponential spread of the coronavirus… all air traffic and road traffic must be halted

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 by: Mike Adams

(Natural News) Last night, we published a new pandemic projection model with a downloadable spreadsheet so you can run your own scenarios and see all the math and methodology behind the projection. You can download that spreadsheet from this article on Natural News. That model introduced a new factor called the “social distancing suppression factor” which describes what percentage of infections are prevented due to social distancing: people staying home from work, closing schools, banning air travel, etc. Using this tool, we’ve been able to run different scenarios that examine the R0 values of the virus vs. the social distancing suppression factor required to stop the virus from exponentially exploding across the country. This has revealed some fascinating data that speaks to the urgent need for the USA to follow Italy with a nationwide quarantine of everyone. It is the only way this pandemic can be stopped, it turns out. For background the R0 value describes how many new people get infected by an infected carrier. Normally the R0 value would encompass social distancing factors itself (i.e. the R0 would change as human behavior changes), but we have introduced the social distancing suppression factor as a separate variable in order to independently test the results of quarantines, air traffic lockdowns and so on. Here’s what the projections now show:

If the coronavirus has an R0 value of 2.0, social distancing measures must achieve a 48% suppression of new infections to stop the coronavirus from exploding across America.

If the coronavirus has an R0 value of 3.0, social distancing measures must achieve a 54% suppression of new infections to stop the coronavirus from exploding across America.

If the coronavirus has an R0 value of 4.0, social distancing measures must achieve a 74% suppression of new infections to stop the coronavirus from exploding across America.

If the coronavirus has an R0 value of 5.0, social distancing measures must achieve a 79% suppression of new infections to stop the coronavirus from exploding across America.

If the coronavirus has an R0 value of 6.0, social distancing measures must achieve a 83% suppression of new infections to stop the coronavirus from exploding across America.

In other words, the higher the R0 value of the virus, the more aggressive the containment strategies must be in order to stop its exponential spread. Current scientific studies estimate the coronavirus R0 value to be somewhere between 4.5 and 6.6, although these numbers surely vary across the many different strains that have already mutated and spread across the world.  These suppression factors are “tipping points” that MUST be reached, or the exponential spread continues What really shocked me in running these projections is how a very tiny difference in the suppression values can result in long-term differences that describe millions of lives lost or saved. The suppression percentages described above are “tipping points” after which the virus get largely contained and stops its exponential spread. But merely getting close to that tipping point isn’t enough. You have to meet or exceed those percentages or the virus continues to replicate beyond your control.

If the coronavirus has an R0 value of 6.0, in other words, the importance of enforcing lockdowns and medical martial law becomes critical. Even a few people breaking quarantine can sustain the exponential spread of the virus. It’s clear that China realized this early on, which is why they resorted to draconian crackdown measures that saw people literally welded into their apartment buildings under armed guard. Trump must now shut down all US air traffic, roadways and cities, or the virus will continue to exponentially spread across America The upshot is that until President Trump declares a national emergency and locks down the USA in the same way Italy has just done — a nationwide quarantine of everyone — the virus will continue to exponentially spread across America.

In order to break the exponential cycle of the virus spread, Trump would have to:

Block all international flights into the USA from all countries

Close all borders and stop cross-border traffic

Shut down all domestic commercial air travel

Order all public schools, universities, government offices and churches to close

Cancel all public events, including concerts, conferences, etc.

Quarantine all US cities, block all highways in and out

Shut down all public transportation, including subways, buses, taxis and rail

Enact nationwide medical martial law and prevent people from leaving their homes or gathering in groups of any kind

These efforts might achieve a 90% suppression factor, which would break the cycle of the coronavirus within 3-4 weeks. In other words, America would have to endure a month of hell to stop the virus in its tracks. We know this works from a medical standpoint. The question is at what cost to society and human freedom. For starters, Americans have basic civil liberties that do not exist in China. Declaring medical martial law in America may not go over very well in terms of compliance among the people.

Secondly, the economic consequences would be catastrophic. Imagine shutting down the entire US economy for a full month. What would that do to the stock market? The GDP? How would Americans survive without paychecks for a month? But if you don’t shut down the country, sooner or later your hospitals are overrun with infections and you end up with a national health crisis that gets even worse than just shutting everything down for a month in the early weeks of the pandemic.

So far, Trump has chosen the “catastrophic” track for America, which begins with DENIAL and ends with DISASTER So far, it seems that Trump has chosen to kick the coronavirus can down the road and wait for this thing to explode into a nationwide health crisis. According to our calculations, if nothing is done to stop the exponential spread of the virus in the USA, the hospitals will be overrun around the end of May. It also means that Trump can continue to play his “denial” game for about six more weeks, after which the denial gambit collapses into a national crisis and the Trump administration is probably done for. Put another way, President Trump has perhaps only a few more weeks to save his presidency and save America from an exploding national crisis, and he must take aggressive quarantine / lockdown actions, not just pump more counterfeit money into the stock market. You can’t solve this problem with more Fed pumping. Sooner or later, you have to deal with the actual virus and how to stop it from replicating in the lungs of the American people. If Trump does nothing, millions will die. Our current projections, now using a 25% social distancing suppression factor, puts the estimated number of deaths in America at 1.1 million by July 4th if Trump does nothing to stop this. This number can be reduced to just 1,322 deaths if Trump takes aggressive action to lock down the USA. In other words, we can stop this. But decisive, aggressive action must begin very soon, and we must all be willing to live in isolation for about 30 days to break the cycle of the coronavirus. So the good news is we have a solution for the coronavirus. The bad news is the solution might crater the US economy and cause unimaginable disruptions nationwide, including shortages of food, medicine, water and so on.  The bad news is that if we aren’t willing to go through that hell, a far worse nationwide crisis eventually unfolds due to the laws of mathematics and biology, and the US hospital system turns into a hellzone of mass disease and death, during which the mortality rate for the infection will skyrocket to 10% or more, multiplying the casualties even further. The even worse news is that Trump currently has us on the “catastrophic” track, which begins with denial and ends with disaster. Stay informed by reading 

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 etc Did they listen when I warned them about the great earthquakes or the forest fires? Did they believe you about the global warming and the hot, hot weather that would come or the softball size hail? Did they believe you when I told you of the false in Canada and Florida? Did they believe you when I told them to come out of the false? Did they believe you when I told them to move away from the seashores? Did they believe you when you told them to move where the water was because of the drought? Has not my prophetic word come to pass as I have said? etc.

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etc But you must listen and understand what I have said. Your southern states will become a place far too hot to live and with the power shortages that will be there. The seashores shall be gone as far as twelve miles inland and further in some places. Hear what I have to say and listen. The northeast shall become a good place because of its water supplies, milder winters and not as hot summers. Larger cities will not be a place to live. I say unto you, wake up and hear and make some changes that it will be well with you. Soon the great earthquake that shall cause the West Coast to be unrecognized shall take place. Oh, that my people would listen and live. etc

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Beware of the torpedo that can be directed from over two thousand miles away and yet hit its target.  Beware of the missiles that shall come, beware of the destruction of Babylon in the twenty-four hour period.  Watch out for the earthquakes, they’re coming, they’re coming, they’re coming, the next time that it shakes at all in Alaska will be your sign that it has come and it shall go clear to Mexico and you shall see as the Great Lakes empty out and the water flows down into New Orleans, and all, all the restrainers break.  For they thought they got away with what they got away with, but I warned them, beware, beware, beware.  

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Cluster of 10 earthquakes rattles northern California coastal towns. Largest is 5.8

By Mark Price, The Charlotte Observer

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A 5.8-magnitude earthquake reported Sunday 53 miles west of Petrolia, California, was one of 10 recorded in the area in 24 hours, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The other nine ranged from a 2.5-magnitude quake to a 4.9, and people from hundreds of miles away reported feeling them, the survey said. Mapping showed the first nine occurred in an elliptical shape that was growing to the west. USGS data shows the most recent was a 3.3 magnitude that occurred around 7 a.m. Monday off Ferndale, about 46 miles west of Petrolia. The 5.8 quake happened around 8 p.m. Sunday and more than 2,600 people reported feeling light to strong shaking, according to a survey page set up to take reports. Petrolia is a coastal town about 270 miles northwest of Sacramento. Experts say the epicenter of the 5.8-magnitude quake was 1.3 miles beneath a part of the Pacific where multiple tectonic plates scrape against each other, according to a report by the Berkeley Seismology Lab. The other nine quakes ranged in depth from a half mile to nearly six miles from the surface, the USGS said. Petrolia is well known to the state’s geologists. It was 2.5 miles from the epicenter of one of the strongest quakes ever to hit California: a 7.2 on April 25, 1992, that injured 350 people, according to the Berkeley Seismology Lab. “The region around Petrolia, Cape Mendocino, and Punta Gorda, which are all just 10 miles from each other, is not only the northern terminus of the San Andreas Fault,” the lab reports. “There the interaction between the Pacific and the North American plates fundamentally changes its character.” Visit The Charlotte Observer (Charlotte, N.C.) at 

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Discover the 3 Major Earthquake Risks For Seattle And the Millions of People Living in the Emerald City Area

By Strange Sounds - Mar 10, 2020

The western half of Washington state is considered earthquake country, with the potential for very large quakes. Discover in this article the most dangerous earthquake zones for Seattle and its area: The Cascadia Subduction Zone, the Seattle Fault and the South Whidbey Island Fault As shown in the map below, Seattle and its region is constantly being rattled by small earthquakes and tremors. While the seismic activity seems to increase in that area, it is worth coming back on the three major earthquake faults that could affect this portion of the Pacific Northwest dangerously: The Cascadia Subduction Zone running roughly parallel to the Pacific Coast from northern California past the northern tip of Canada’s Vancouver Island.

The Seattle Fault, which runs east to west just south of downtown Seattle. It ends up near the Cascade Mountains and west onto the Olympic Peninsula.

The South Whidbey Island Fault running from northwest to southeast of the southern tip of the island. Now let’s visit the 3 most dangerous earthquake faults for Seattle:

1. Cascadia Subduction Zone

The Cascadia Subduction Zone is a giant fault running from Cape Mendocino, Calif. past Oregon and Washington and doesn’t end until it’s north of Vancouver Island in Canada. By the way, in recent days the southern part of the Cascadia was hit by several earthquakes.

You saw its potential in the 9.1 magnitude Tohuku earthquake and tsunami that hit northeastern Japan in March 2011. Tohoku killed nearly 16,000 people; most died as a result of drowning or being crushed in the tsunami. Because Japan was so well prepared, most retrofitted buildings outside of the tsunami zone survived. This part of the Japanese coast had not seen this type of seismic rupture in some 800 years, and what failed was that walls built to keep tsunami waves were not high enough. In Washington, we do not have tsunami walls. Along the coast residents may have between 20 and 30 minutes to get to higher ground. The Westport area is now the first in North America to have a community vertical evacuation structure, a building strong enough to resist earthquake and tsunami wave forces and give people a platform above the expected wave heights. That place is the Ocosta School. But the Cascadia Subduction Zone isn’t just a fault; it’s an overlapping joint between tectonic plates, parts of the Earth’s crust that float on layers of molten rock. There’s a reason the lands around the Pacific Ocean are called the “Ring of Fire.” The earthquakes, tsunamis, and the proximity of volcanos are all part of the same system. The coast is now the home of one of the state’s largest network of warning sirens called All Hazard Alert Broadcast (AHABs). But Forson says you also need to know what to do when the shaking happens. There are also tsunami evacuation signs on the highways. Westport currently is the only location with a vertical evacuation structure designed for a tsunami. “We do not encourage people to evacuate in vehicles. We’re working on pedestrian evacuation maps that show the best routes for pedestrians to take to evacuate,” said Forson. “You just need one person to crash or a power line to fall over the road, and the roads are unusable.” “That’s why we’re pushing for a lot of vertical evacuation structures to be built – hotels or schools, because it’s not an easy problem to solve,” he said. Resources on tsunami danger and preparedness in Westport, Grays Harbor County, Long Beach Peninsula, and Coastal evacuation maps. 2. Seattle Fault Moving inland, the Seattle Fault is capable of a magnitude 7. That may not sound like much more than the magnitude 6.8 quake of 2001 based on the numbers, but that the Nisqually quake occurred some 30 miles underground. Then consider that the Seattle Fault is a complex of faults with various branches that run at or just below the surface. “The risk is complicated, but there are millions of people who live in the Seattle area,” said Forson. “What we know about this fault is that it’s ruptured may times in the past…it will happen again. We just don’t know when.” Across the northern portion of Bainbridge Island, light radar or lidar images taken from airplanes clearly show the Seattle Fault running right on the surface. Another piece can be seen under the elevated lanes of northbound Interstate 5 in South Seattle not far from the Rainier brewery. The Seattle Fault is also likely to create a tsunami that would inundate Harbor Island and much of SODO, Interbay, and the waterfront. It could also create dangerous currents and hazards to the north including Everett. What scientists don’t know is its timing interval. “The last time was 1,000 years ago between 900 and 903 A.D.,” said Forson. “It will happen; we don’t know when.” What about the localized tsunami risk? In the 1990’s, scientists produced an animation that shows inundation, and people won’t have much time to run to higher ground. In some areas getting up a hill to higher ground will be difficult. Some people in places like SODO and Harbor Island may have to flee to higher floors in a building. You can look at different geological hazard maps on the website of the Department of Natural Resources. 3. South Whidbey Island Fault The South Whidbey Island Fault is also dangerous. It’s significantly larger than the Seattle Fault, and South Whidbey could hand us a magnitude 7.5 earthquake. That could spell trouble not only for its namesake island but for south and north King County and further west. “The crustal faults – the Seattle Fault, the South Whidbey Island Fault, the Tacoma Fault – those are less well known,” said Forson. And while scientists keep digging for more information and more situational awareness of what we face, the other problem is human. “A lot of people are transplants,” Forson said. “They didn’t grow up here, they haven’t heard this story. So they don’t necessarily know the threats they face.” Earthquakes. Volcanic eruptions. Devastating wind storms. Floods. Mudslides. Why is Strange Sounds focusing so much on disaster preps? It’s certainly not to scare you. Emergency planners all had a simple message: It’s not IF a disaster will happen, it’s WHEN. The experts say few are ready. And being ready means being able to support yourself, your loved ones, your neighborhood for 2 weeks. Because after a region-wide event, it could take that long for help to come from the rest of the country and world. Seismologists estimate that such quakes and tsunami waves occur roughly every 500 years on average on the Cascadia Subduction Zone. There’s approximately a 14% chance of another approximately M9 earthquake occurring in the next 50 years. There’s a must-see documentary film called ‘Cascadia The Big One’ that exposes what’s currently going on in this region of the Cascade volcanoes and the Pacific NorthWest. Learning earthquake faults around where we live is a first good way to prepare the next devastating earthquake. Be prepared and read more on [DNR, USGS, King5] 

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Dangerous Inland Earthquake Destroys Homes and Schools near Jakarta, Indonesia

By Strange Sounds - Mar 10, 2020

A shallow M5.0 hit 12km WSW of Cicurug, West Java, Indonesia on March 10, 2020.

The inland quake destroyed homes and other infrastructures around 78km (48 miles) south of Jakarta. The following pictures and videos just reminds you that relatively small and shallow earthquakes can also trigger massive damage to buildings and infrastructure if they aren’t built properly: The earthquake, which was centered in Sukabumi, also shook parts of Bogor Regency in the District of Pamijahan: Let’s hope your house is better built and be strong enough to manage a New Madrid or Cascadia earthquake! Get ready and be prepared! 

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Put your money, your time, your efforts into what I tell you to do, for I will cause you to have a victory such as you have never seen. And it shall be so clear, yes; it shall be so clear what you are all to do. Yes, for I shall speak to you, my power shall be awesome and miracles shall come to pass. It shall not be the fake gold or the fake feathers or the false shaking or the animal noises or the falling under the power and not coming away with permanent results or changed lives. My prophetic shall speak concerning things to come in a clear concise manner that no one shall want to miss or read second hand. For they will want to hear it under the anointing of the prophets and to receive the anointing of the prophet that shall manifest miracles, signs and wonders. People shall now see the signs of the last days like never before. Not only in a strange and confusing weather, the heat, the drought, the floods, the forest fires, the volcanoes, lack of jobs, shortage of money, earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, sandstorms, straight wind, electrical storms, electrical shortages, hail, locusts, pestilence’s, the sicknesses, terrorists attacks, wars, the uniting of the false church under the false prophet, the rise of the anti-christ, the riots, the crime, the drugs, alcoholism, great open gay activities and movies, more open sex on TV, more street people, homeless, lack of crops, food shortages, great fear in those who do not know me. No peace as my word says for the world. The UN taking more control, martial law established, rationing and many more disasters that shall now begin to come. etc.

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New York Gov. Cuomo deploys National Guard to New Rochelle, establishes containment center to stem coronavirus

Published Tue, Mar 10 202012:36 PM EDTUpdated an hour ago

Noah Higgins-Dunn @higginsdunn William Feuer @WillFOIA

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has deployed the National Guard to New Rochelle, a coronavirus hot spot just north of New York City. “This is unique in the United States of America, we haven’t seen this anywhere else. Think about it, New Rochelle has double the cases of New York City, it’s true, it’s a phenomenon,” Cuomo told reporters Tuesday in announcing the deployment. Westchester County, where New Rochelle is located, had 108 COVID-19 cases out of the 173 confirmed infections across the state, according to state health department data Tuesday. Cuomo compared the number of cases in New York to Washington state, where officials said an outbreak has spread to at least 162 people, killing 22 mostly elderly residents. Across the U.S., at least 25 people have died, but none in New York so far. A man in his 60s died from COVID-19 in Bergen County, New Jersey, state officials confirmed Monday. Fourteen New Yorkers are hospitalized with COVID-19, Cuomo said, adding “most of the 14 are members of that vulnerable community.” New York National Guard troops have already been dispatched to a health department command post in New Rochelle “to assist with the outbreak,” according to a slide he presented at a news briefing. “We have moved from a containment strategy to more of a mitigation strategy,” NY state Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker said. Cuomo stressed that the state isn’t restricting people from leaving the area. “You’re not containing people, it’s facilities. Somebody who lives in that containment area could be in this room today. There’s nothing you can do about that,” he said. Cuomo said schools in New Rochelle will be closed for two weeks beginning Thursday, and officials are adding a satellite testing facility within the containment area to test residents for the virus. Northwell Health received the approval from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday night to run automated testing, Cuomo said. “This will be a period of disruption for the local community. I understand that,” he added.

Correction: This article was updated to correct that Cuomo deployed the New York National Guard to New Rochelle. 

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180 North Korean Soldiers Said Killed by Coronavirus

Read more: 180 North Korean Soldiers Said Killed by Coronavirus |

By Brian Freeman | Tuesday, 10 March 2020 01:15 PM

The coronavirus has killed 180 North Korean soldiers and another 3,700 have been quarantined in January and February, according to the Daily NK. The dead soldiers were reportedly stationed on or near the North Korean border with China according to the report, with the military thoroughly disinfecting the corpses. This apparently contradicts the North Korean government's order that hospitals cremate all corpses, with the Daily NK's military source explaining "There's just too many bodies [to be cremated in the military], and they didn't want news [of the cremations] to leak outside the military." The military has also reportedly threatened to punish unit commanders who do not carry out proper disease control measures in an attempt to prevent coronavirus outbreaks. As part of the military efforts to ensure that soldiers are strong enough to resist the disease, the troops are being given three meals of pureed soybean soup per day to eat, instead of the usual one daily," according to the Daily NK. Although North Korea has not confirmed any cases of coronavirus, experts are concerned Pyongyang is covering up cases amid reports the regime recently placed at least 7,000 people under quarantine, The Epoch Times reported. Pyongyang has also reportedly implemented severe measures to prevent coronavirus infections, including not allowing the entrance of foreign tourists, bolstering border checks, and halting most air and rail travel within and out of the country. 

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John 15:20 Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also. (KJV)

Luke 21:17 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake. (KJV) 

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etc.. You shall be hated by the world, the world shall be against you, etc.

John 15:18 If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. (KJV)

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etc. Have you read my word, do you know that Ezekiel thirty eight and thirty nine is knocking on the door, as a matter of fact, its got a battering-ram and it is knocking the door down, but you are not aware of that.  Are you aware of how they are removing the Bible, are you aware of how they are fighting Christians, are you aware of the countries that are killing every Christian that is there?  And then you think I can delay another five years or another ten years.  Have you not read in my word where they are laying under my altar and they are crying out, how much longer, how much longer?  Oh what a sad state the world is in. etc.

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Who's Attacking Palestinian Christians?

by Bassam Tawil March 8, 2020 at 5:00 am

The plight of Christians living under the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank and Hamas in the Gaza Strip is one that is often ignored by the international community and foreign journalists based in the Middle East. It is worth noting that that the Christian population in the Bethlehem area has dropped from 86% in 1950 to less than 12% today. Across the West Bank, Christians now account for less than 2% of the population.... In the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, the situation of Christians is even worse.  Instead of raising their voices against the persecution of Christians by the Palestinian Authority and Hamas, these Christian leaders are busy trying to blame Israel. They want the world to believe that Christians are fleeing Bethlehem and the Gaza Strip because of Israeli security measures against terrorists, and not because of the brutalities perpetrated by the Palestinian authorities and Muslims in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. If their claim were true, why aren't Muslims also fleeing as a result of the purported Israeli measures? While Christian leaders are busy condemning Israel and spreading blood libels against it, Christians in Bethlehem are again being targeted by hoodlums and punks. The latest victim of this anti-Christian violence is Dr. Salameh Qumsiyeh, a gynecologist from Bethlehem who was brutally attacked by unidentified thugs as he was driving his car in the center of the city on February 18. Four masked assailants intercepted Qumsiyeh's car, eyewitnesses said, and beat him with clubs and sharp tools before fleeing the scene. Qumsiyeh was rushed to hospital, where medics said that the wounds he had suffered were serious. The doctor's family, one of the biggest Christian clans in the Bethlehem area, issued a statement harshly criticizing the assault, dubbing it a "sinful and despicable attack by a group of cowards and violators of laws and national and social norms." The clan went on to express shock over the attack and was careful to claim that it had been carried out by "mercenaries." It urged the Palestinian Authority (PA) security forces to do their utmost to "arrest the cowards and bring them to justice." Palestinian factions in the Bethlehem area also denounced the "brutal and cowardly" attack on Qumsiyeh. "We strongly condemn this cowardly and suspicious act, which is alien to our traditions," the factions said in a statement. The Holy Family Hospital in Bethlehem further condemned the assault on Qumsiyeh and urged the Palestinian security forces to apprehend the perpetrators and bring them to justice. The attack on Qumsiyeh came only weeks after a Christian woman from the town of Bet Jala, near Bethlehem, died when Palestinian police officers raided her home to arrest her son, Yusef, for unpaid debts. The woman was identified as 63-year-old Terez Ta'amneh. Ta'amneh's daughter, Marian al-Hajal, accused the Palestinian security forces of "killing my mother" and said that as a Christian, she has no confidence in the Palestinian law and police. "The seven police officers who raided our home," she said, "were led by Jamal Hmeid, a nephew of Kamel Hmeid, the Palestinian governor of Bethlehem." On the eve of last Christmas, 76-year-old Fairouz Ijha, a Christian woman from Bethlehem, complained that she has been in court for the past two years, fighting to attain family-owned land illegally seized by Muslims. "Each time I ask the judge for permission to speak, he tells me, 'it's not your turn yet,'" Fairouz said. "If I were a Muslim, I would have been treated differently." A Christian schoolteacher who identified herself as "Diana" emphasized that discrimination against Christians was not new and has in fact increased. "The [Palestinian] police have separate rules for Muslims and Christians," she maintained. "If, for example, there's a car accident involving a Christian and a Muslim, the police always side with the Muslim." The plight of Christians living under the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank and Hamas in the Gaza Strip is one that is often ignored by the international community and foreign journalists based in the Middle East. It is worth noting that that the Christian population in the Bethlehem area has dropped from 86% in 1950 to less than 12% today. Across the West Bank, Christians now account for less than 2% of the population, though in the 1970s they were 5%. In the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, the situation of Christians is even worse. The number of Christians living there has dropped from 4,200 in 2007, to only a few hundred today. "The Hamas people took over my house and turned it into a war room," said Kamal Teresi, a Christian who recently fled the Gaza Strip. "I was put in a number of prisons, and the Hamas prison is nothing but beating and psychological torture. We Christians are not bystanders in Palestine; we have been in Palestine for 2000 years; we are not guests. They [Hamas] are harassing and hurting the Christian public and Christian institutions, churches and associations. I can't go back to Gaza; returning would be a death sentence." While ordinary Christians are saying they no longer feel safe living under the Palestinian Authority and Hamas, their leaders continue to lie to the world about the predicament of their community. Instead of raising their voices against the persecution of Christians by the Palestinian Authority and Hamas, these Christian leaders are busy trying to blame Israel. These Christian leaders, possibly to avoid being targeted themselves, seem to want the world to believe that Christians are fleeing Bethlehem and the Gaza Strip because of Israeli security measures against terrorists, and not because of the brutalities perpetrated by the Palestinian authorities and Muslims in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. If that were true, why aren't Muslims also fleeing as a result of the purported Israeli measures? Israel's security measures, by the way, are usually not directed against Christians but against Palestinian Muslims for their involvement in terrorism. If anyone has good reason to flee from Israeli security, it is the Muslim terrorists and their families, and not peaceful and vulnerable Christians, most of whom are not involved in anti-Israel activities or terrorism. What are Palestinian Christian leaders doing to defend their community? Unfortunately, nothing. Some even join the Muslims who spread blood libels against Israel. One such cleric is the head of the Sebastia Diocese of the Greek Orthodox Church in Jerusalem, Archbishop Atallah Hanna, who recently claimed that Israel had "poisoned" him in an apparent failed assassination attempt. Hanna, who is known for his vicious anti-Israel incitement, alleged that he had inhaled a dangerous amount of poison when a gas canister was fired through the window of his room at the church. It later turned out that Hanna's accusations were completely unfounded and simply the continuation of a despicable defamation campaign against Israel. An investigation by the Israeli authorities revealed that the church had invited an Israeli company to spray the church with pesticide. "We expect a clergyman to adhere to the truth," the Israeli Foreign Ministry responded to Hanna's blood libel, "and that clergymen around the world denounce these outrageous false proclamations and refrain from distributing this libel." Hanna, like other Palestinian Christian leaders, is not just a liar; he is a traitor to his own community. Hanna has not spoken a word against the attack on Qumsiyeh and other Christians in Bethlehem. He does not care about the suffering of his people under the oppressive Islamist rule of Hamas in the Gaza Strip. By ignoring the real reason why Christians are fleeing from the West Bank and Gaza Strip, leaders such as Hanna are emboldening the anti-Christian Muslims and allowing them to continue their attacks on Christians living there. As for the international community and Christian institutions around the world, it is their most far-reaching duty to look into these blood libels by Palestinian Christian leaders to check if there is factual accuracy. If they fail to do so, the day will come when not a single Christian will be left in Bethlehem, the Gaza Strip, and most likely the Middle East, with the exception of Israel, where numbers are on the rise. Bassam Tawil is based in the Middle East. 

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World News Desk 09 March 2020

The Prime Minister of Italy has just gone on national television and announced the government is extending the "Red Zone" for coronavirus outbreak, to the ENTIRE COUNTRY of Italy. The ENTIRE COUNTRY is now ordered under Lockdown. UPDATE: TANKS DEPLOYING ON CITY STREETS ! ! !

This is a developing story, check back for updates. UPDATE 5:07 PM EDT --

The Prime Minister has told the Italian people they should ALL stay home. It is the only sure way to end the spread of the virus. If they do not stop the virus immediately, the country's health system will be so overloaded it will collapse, then no one gets care. Staying home will save lives. Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said Monday he will sign a decree that extends the lockdown of the Lombardy region to the entire country as Italy’s COVID-19 death toll continues to rise. Around 60 million people will now effectively be placed under quarantine by the strict measures which had already been introduced in northern and some central areas over the weekend. People throughout the country should not leave their homes other than for work and emergencies, Conte said. He added that all public gatherings will be banned and sporting events suspended. The decision was made to protect the most vulnerable people in the country, he said, and the measures will take effect Tuesday. “Stay at home,” Conte told reporters. Schools and universities all over the country will remain closed until April 3, he said, but public transit will remain operational. All schools in the country were previously closed until March 15.

Italian officials previously announced a lockdown of the Lombardy region, which is the hardest-hit part of the country by COVID-19. The drastic expansion of the measures to encompass the entire country come after nationwide COVID-19 deaths jumped by 97 to 463. Italy is the hardest-hit country in Europe by the virus, with a total of at least 9,172 confirmed cases, according to Johns Hopkins University.

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Italy expands its quarantine to the entire country as coronavirus cases and deaths surge

Published Mon, Mar 9 20204:58 PM EDTUpdated Tue, Mar 10 202011:18 AM EDT

William Feuer @WillFOIA

Key points Italy will expand the lockdown of the Lombardy region to the entire country, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said Monday.

People throughout the country should not leave their homes other than for work or emergencies, Conte said.

He added that all public gatherings will be banned and sporting events suspended.

Italy will expand the lockdown of the Lombardy region to the entire country, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said Monday as Italy’s case count surged, making it the country with the most COVID-19 cases outside of China.

People throughout the country of 60 million should not travel other than for work or emergencies, Conte said. He added that all public gatherings will be banned and sporting events suspended. The decision was made to protect the most vulnerable people in the country, he said, and the measures will take effect Tuesday and last until April 3. “The right decision today is to stay at home,” Conte said. “Our future and the future of Italy is in our hands. These hands have to be more responsible today than ever before.” The nationwide lockdown is an expansion of quarantine measures rolled out over the weekend that applied to an area of the country that encompassed about 16 million people. Schools and universities all over the country will remain closed until April 3, he said, but public transit will remain operational. All schools in the country were previously closed until March 15. He also said all restaurants and bars across the country will have to close at 6 p.m. The announcement marks the most extensive efforts taken by a government outside of China to curb the spread of COVID-19. “We don’t have any time. The numbers are showing that there has been a significant growth in infections, people in intensive care and deaths,” he said.Our habits have to change right now. We must give things up for Italy.” Italian officials previously announced a lockdown of the Lombardy region, which is the part of the country hardest hit by COVID-19. The drastic expansion of the measures to encompass the entire country come after nationwide COVID-19 deaths jumped by 97 on Monday to 463. Italy also reported a surge of 1,807 confirmed cases nationwide, bringing the total to at least 9,172 confirmed cases, which is the largest daily increase in Italy in terms of absolute numbers since the contagion first came to light on Feb. 21. While the spread of the virus is slowing in China, where it originated in December, it’s picking up pace across other parts of the world, including Italy. World Health Organization officials said Monday it’s reassuring that the virus appears to have been controlled in China and other countries such as Singapore. However, the virus is now present in more than 100 countries around the world and global cases have surpassed 100,000. “It is in our hands. ... In many countries, it will get worse before it gets better,” said Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove, the technical lead of WHO’s emergencies program. Roughly 93% of the global cases are concentrated in four countries: China, Korea, Italy and Iran, WHO officials said. “Absolutely, we see a light at the end of the tunnel, but how quickly we get there depends on what countries do. 

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The Un Head of Global Communications Says America Has No Right to Protect Its Own Borders, The Coming Tribulation

March 2, 2020/StevieRay Hansen/7 Comments

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Our social media platforms continue to hide the truth from the American people, by shadow banning. The blood of people are on their hands enjoy reprobates… What the…? the Un Head of Global Communications Says America Has No Right to Protect Its Own Borders and That Migrants Should Be Permitted to Cross If They Want This life is passing away, and our focus should be on the new heavens and earth to come. Our “holy and godly” lives should be a testimony to those who do not know the Savior, and we should tell others about Him so they can escape the terrible fate that awaits those who reject Him. We wait in eager anticipation for God’s “Son from heaven, whom He raised from the dead, even Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come” (1 Thessalonians 1:10). For the better part of Western existence, most people have understood one basic principle of statehood: That countries are sovereign, and as such, they have a right and even a duty to protect the integrity of their borders. That means if necessary, they can and should build barriers, pass laws against illegal entry, and enforce those laws against anyone caught breaking them. But we’re in what talk show giant Mark Levin calls a “post-constitutional” period in the United States, where “statists” and big government Leftists shun the long-held principles of sovereignty, independence, and liberty in favor of a Marxist free-for-all world they seek to control. Since the United States is the world’s sole impediment to the kind of authoritarian nightmare these people want to impose on the globe, their objective is to destroy our country by any means possible. One way they believe they can do that is by inundating us with tens of millions of people who don’t know or share our history, values, traditions, and culture — to water us down into a conglomerate of nationless people who have no loyalties to anything other than their own immediate welfare. That helps explain why a United Nations official would dare to suggest that America and Americans have no right to block people from entering our country if they want to come here. (Related: UN official actually ADMITS that ‘global warming’ is a scam designed to ‘change world’s economic model’.) As noted by Summit News, U.N. global communications chief Melissa Fleming wrote on Facebook that “the right to seek asylum is enshrined in Article 14 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights & was made binding by the 1951 Refugee Convention.” As such, she added, “It is never a crime to seek asylum in another country even if one enters a country irregularly.” Notice how she couldn’t bring herself to use the word “illegally.” Because, again, there is no such thing as ‘illegal entry’ into a country in her mind. And Flemming is an American, by the way. She is also the spokesperson for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the very organization anti-Semitic Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) said should take over control of the U.S.-Mexico border late last month. When one knows the truth and refuses to obey it, he is subject to any lie, any deception, any untruth that man can conjure up. “For although they knew God, they neither glorified Him nor gave thanks to Him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened.

The world will explode if America ever falls “We should do what any other country does by dealing with this situation in a serious way,” Omar said. “So, we have to bring in the United Nations high commissioner on refugees, an agency that has the expertise and the training to handle massive flows of refugees humanely.” The thing is, the U.S. isn’t just any other country. We are a superpower charged with the responsibility, by our law and treaties, to protect nearly half the globe from the perspective tyranny of the other half. It’s why so many people want to come to the U.S. in the first place: We are not a tyrannical government (yes, even under President Donald Trump — insert heavy sarcasm here).

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But the problem is, realistically, even America, with our monster economy, cannot take in the whole of the impoverished world. There simply aren’t enough resources to do so, not enough jobs, and not enough opportunities. And besides, our government’s first responsibility is to maintain the Constitution and provide for the American people — then, if we can, help others. Having the U.N. dictate our border and asylum policies is akin to surrendering our sovereignty — no nation, even much smaller states, wants to do that. As long as America remains powerful, wealthy, and (relatively) free, then half the world will continue to live free of the yoke of tyranny. But should we ever fall, the world will explode in conflict. Fox News Talking Heads are dangerous The people spreading concrete information on the dangers of globalism are accomplishing far more than those sitting around buying bitcoin or passing around Q-cult nonsense. There is no doubt that world war will be a part of the future. Christ plainly taught that there would be war prior to His return (Matthew 24:4-31). Some hold that He spoke generally of the Church age in verses 4-14 and spoke of the tribulation period starting at its mid-point in verses 15-31. Others believe that Christ spoke of only the seven-year period known as the tribulation in verses 4-31. Though verses 4-14 do seem to be giving general descriptions, they parallel the description given early in Revelation 6, which records details concerning the beginning of the tribulation. Matthew 24:6-7 says there will be “wars and rumors of wars…For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and in various places, there will be famines and earthquakes.” Here, Christ makes it very clear that war will play a significant role in the last seven years prior to His return. To be more specific, the future does hold at least one more world war. There is nothing in Scripture that says there will be only a certain number of world wars. World Wars I and II are not explicitly mentioned in Scripture, nor is a possible third World War. It is only the last war that is mentioned in detail, which allows the interpretation that there may be others before the final conflict.   UN to America: We’re the Boss “Unless God has raised you up for this very thing, you will be worn out by the opposition of man and devils”… I’m not a conspiracy theorist. I investigate conspiracy theories and I gather the evidence before I believe anything anyone purports to be true. 15-20 years ago this New World Order topic came to my attention, and along with it, the One World Government plans. At the time, I remember reading that the American mainstream media was calling the New World Order a “conspiracy theory” and denied that any such thing existed. They pooh-poohed the idea of a One World Government, as well. Despite globalism-skeptic President Donald Trump being in the White House, the United Nations is behaving more and more like the global government it seeks to become. Indeed, in recent years, the UN has continued escalating its attacks on America on subjects ranging from immigration policy and border security to abortion, healthcare, and the protection of God-given rights. It is now at the point where senior UN officials are barking orders at the U.S. government as if America were a mere administrative unit in what globalists describe as the “New World Order.” And the battle may be heating up. In a recent pro-abortion screed, for example, a spokesman for the UN “human rights” apparatus said the global body was “very concerned” about state laws proliferating across the United States that regulate or restrict the killing of pre-born babies. Killing babies is a human right, according to the UN. More recently, the leader of the UN’s refugee bureaucracy said the agency was “deeply concerned” the United States is trying to slow the immigration influx. And in August, a top UN official teamed up with the “fake news” propagandists at CNN to describe the nuclear family as a “fantasy” that the government must actively subvert. In short, if the UN gets its way, America will resemble Communist Cuba and Communist China far more than the self-governing Christian republic envisioned by her Founders. As part of that shift, the traditional American understanding of God-given rights protected by government will give way to the UN’s vision of “human rights” — a vision that includes slaughtering unborn children and being cared for (and controlled) by government as if people were cattle, without the freedom to think, speak, and act autonomously. And all of it is advancing quickly thanks to a seemingly endless supply of American tax money. The agenda has powerful supporters in the United States — very much including globalists inside the Trump administration. And the actual and ideological links between subversives in the United States and globalists within the UN are becoming clearer and clearer. For instance, the top UN human rights official recently praised the coalition of far-left extremists in Congress that includes Representative Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Representative Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) as “fantastic” for their criticisms of the United States. That same UN official is currently in hot water for involvement in the Latin America-wide scandal involving public money looted from state companies such as Petrobras being used to finance communists and socialists across the region. And the Somalia-born Omar showed her true allegiances, calling for the UN to take over management of America’s borders much as it does in her homeland of Somalia. Those that are aware of the machinations unfolding in America today see a potentially deadly situation beginning to unfold. The talk of detention camps and foreign soldiers being prepositioned. The Stalinist purge of many top-ranking military officers and arming of government agencies to insane levels. The slow deterioration of our industrial capability and ability of families to feed themselves. The erosion of civil liberties and government attacks on patriotic Americans. The massive spy network established to contain and control the population. For those who think that a financial collapse causing the loss of their savings and livelihood are the worst that could happen, they might want to consider this possibility. The global elite that has their hands on all the switches know how individualistic and enterprising many Americans are. If this country were destroyed economically and our infrastructure was destroyed we have the ability to rebuild it all over time. Many of the global players know that a small core of Americans can never be subjugated and could cause many problems for years to come if left to their own devices. In a country as big as America it would be almost impossible to round up all of them so something more drastic may be needed. Let us not forget the goal of some to return the Earth to a population of 500 million. This means the eradication of 7,2 billion people. Why would Americans think they are exempt from this depopulation event. It has been said before that the goal of economic collapse would be to not only take America down to third world levels but even lower so Americans would have no chance to rebuild and cause the globalists any serious problems in the future. Even with a collapse much of our infrastructure and knowledge and raw materials would still be available to rebuild. The goal of Agenda 21 is to return large portions of the land to the wilderness and eliminate the human element in these places. When you start to look at the things that some want to happen here a frightening picture begins to form.

Destroy economy and peoples wealth

– Destroy infrastructure and return the land to wilderness

– Destroy peoples ability to rebuild

– Destroy population to return to sustainable global levels only things under human control that could do all of these things is a global pandemic of biblical proportions or a major world war. Either or both could be in the works at this time.

The elite has made no secret that they wish to destroy American hegemony at all costs. A pandemic would certainly accomplish many of the goals listed but it is not guaranteed. Even some survivors would be capable of rebuilding some of the nations and that possibility is not acceptable. The other option is a major war. As any person who knows the history of WWII and the destruction of Europe knows, the destruction of people and materials through warfare is very effective. The end of WWII saw the U.S. as the most powerful nation left standing because we came out of it relatively unscathed. Our vaults were full of gold and our factories were second to none. That cannot be allowed to happen again in America so the next war must bring total destruction to this land. America will likely be exposed to an attack so fierce that nothing will remain to rebuild. A force that occupies the nation and systematically reduces the population through a series of initiatives from bullets to chemical weapons to starvation will help to accomplish the Agenda 21 result. If the globalists really want to reduce the world population do you really think they will leave all Americans standing?

StevieRay Hansen Editor,

Let Me Make This Abundantly Clear. (I Am Apolitical) While I Have a General Distaste for Politicians No Matter the Party They Belong To, I Am Unashamedly Politically a Bible Believing Conservative Christian. I Have a Severe Distrust of Government. I Believe It Is the Most Inefficient and Ineffective Way to Accomplish Most Things. While I Strongly Disagree with Liberals/Progressives and Conservative on Most Political Issues, and While I Believe Liberals/Progressives and Most Politicians Are Terribly Misguided and Naive About What Big Government Will Eventually Result In, I Strive to Not Question Their Motives. at the Same Time, While I Find Myself in Agreement with Conservative Politicians on Some Issues, I Do Not Believe Electing Republicans Is the Answer to Everything. for Me, Very Sadly, the Main Difference Between Republicans and Democrats Is How Quickly They Want to Drive the Car Towards the Cliff. Simply Put, I Do Not Believe the Government Is the Solution for Everything. I Do Not Place Any Faith, Trust, or Hope in Any Politicians to Fix What Is Wrong with the World. “Come Lord Jesus!” (Revelation 22:20) Education is useless without the bible (Daniel Webster) Usually, the Lord doth no great thing for or against his people, without giving warning of it before it comes. John Wesley who said that what we tolerate in our generation, will be embraced by the next. Wesley is 100% correct! We are living in sick times. Evil Exists So Spiritual Warfare Becomes Necessary!

Corinthians 4:8-11 New King James Version (NKJV)

We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; 9. persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed— 10. always carrying about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body. 11. For we who live are always delivered to death for Jesus’ sake, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh. Satan has power over (LGBTQE-TRANS PEOPLE). The “sons of disobedience” referred to in Ephesians 2:2 are those who have not trusted Christ as Lord and Savior (cf. Acts 26:18; 2 Corinthians 4:4; Revelation 13:12). The demons are also under the rule of Satan (Matthew 12:24), and one of his titles is “prince of demons” (Matthew 9:34). Satan has a kingdom (Matthew 12:26) and a throne (Revelation 2:13). Satan is called a prince because he is a ruler and possesses the power to manifest evil in the world through influencing people and commanding demons.

HNewsWire- “All political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable.” Just look at some of our modern-day examples: torture is “enhanced interrogation techniques”; murder is “collateral damage”; the aggression initiation of war is a “pre-emptive strike”; the theft of taxpayers’ money is a “bailout”, and the theft of depositors’ money in a bank is a “haircut” or “bail-in”.  In a blatant example of Newspeak, the New World Order controllers (through the psychiatric DSM V) have tried to rename pedophiles as “minor-attracted persons” and redefine pedophilia as “sexual orientation”. This makes no sense since sexual orientation has to do with gender, not age, with whether you are attracted to males or females, not how old they are. There are even organizations (like which are claiming that pedophiles are being unfairly stigmatized for their feelings!

The Cult of LGBTQ is often a cover for child-molesting perverts

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Immigration Free Poland is Not Being Racist

Every thread on the P.F. concerning Muslim immigration has been closed.

I do not believe because what the Polish people have witnessed happening in other country's with Muslim immigration problems makes Poland a racist country but a smart country.

Going back as far as 7 years the people on the Polish Forum saw this coming and discussed this rationally.

ie: Closed: Mass immigration to Poland - article and response 2 3 4 ... 15 16

477 - It will be a disaster...

I found that thread most interesting (located on page 376)(started in 2009) as what was discussed came true.

The hand writing was on the wall and the Polish people took it seriously.

Unfortunately that thread got closed also.

These Muslim immigrants have cost the world Trillions of dollars and many lives.

It has become apparent that they have no desire to assimilate to the countries that they have invaded so how is Poland and the rest of the world being racist by not wanting them ?

Poland just saw ANOTHER bombing in the United States (New York) over the week end.

They also see a pattern of WHO was responsible and that is why Poland is not being racist for not wanting these people in Poland. 

Why do most Polish people feel the Muslim culture would be a deterrent within the Polish culture ?

Would Poland soon lose the society that they now enjoy because of the demands that the Muslims have made in other countries that they have immigrated to ?

How tolerant would the Polish people be to these demands and changes forced upon them ?

Would Muslim's Islamic immigration destroy Polands Christian culture ?

As Poland sees what is happening in other countries with large Muslim immigration are they ready for the negative consequences in their country ? 

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etc.. You shall see China as she continues to rise in her power. etc.

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etc.. The EU is on its own, Russia is on its own, China is on its own, many are not your friends, many have already plotted and planned the things that they shall do, it is recorded in my Book. And if you were to study my Book you would see the things that are taking place right now. etc..

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etc. truly darkness, darkness is growing darker and darker and darker, war is being prepared, war is being made ready. Watch Russia, watch Turkey, watch China, watch Iran, watch Pakistan, watch Saudi Arabia, for they are not your friends nor have they ever been your friends.  They are not my friends, saith your Father God, for they shall wage war against me in the last days, these are the last days. etc.. 

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etc. It is not the books that man writes, it is the word, the living word, the logos, the rhema, stay in my word, walk in my word, function in my word and you shall see what the EU is about ready to do, you shall understand what Russia is planning and purposing now, you shall even see China who is the last army that moves down into that valley after my church is gone. You will understand these things, for it is very clear in my word exactly what I shall do and you will not say, well, it must be fifteen years off, you will not say it must be ten years off, you will not say it must be five years off, for you shall see the signs clearly and you shall understand the hour, you shall understand the time and you will know.

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etc. For I have warned you Russia is not your friend, I have warned you that China is not your friend, I have warned you that North Korea is not your friend and I have warned you that Iran is not your friend. etc.

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etc The end is upon you and you need to look and see the things that you should be doing, pay close attention to that. For I have told you things would change here, they would change. If you live near the Babylon that is going to fall I have told you to move at least seventy-five miles from there, at least. That goes for California, that goes for the center fault line, realize that war, war is at hand. Not only with ISIS, but you have got Russia, you have got China, you have got North Korea, wake up, wake up, for I have been telling you these things, it is getting very, very dangerous, very dangerous. etc

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Between Russia and China they own the sea, we search for their submarines and we cannot find them, we search for the battleships and without satellite we would never find them.  There is a great warfare ready to take place because of the sea; the ocean surrounds every little place there is.

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Spy vs spy as China eyes US-Oz sea defense moves

China conducts deepwater surveys near secretive base US and Australian subs and ships use in South China Sea

by Alan Boyd March 2, 2020

SYDNEY – China has stepped up its surveillance of strategic sea routes in the western Pacific only weeks after Australia announced a major upgrade of its northern air defenses that will help the United States to project more force into the region, including in the South China Sea. Australia’s Defense Department confirmed it had been tracking a Chinese oceanographic ship for the past two months as it conducted deepwater surveys on a course from eastern China to the coast of Western Australia.  The route, which took the vessel through the Java Sea in the Indonesian archipelago to waters near the Australian territory of Christmas Island, is used regularly by Australian submarines transiting to the South China Sea. “Beijing is keen to know as much as it can about … these submarine routes, and it would also be wanting to test and monitor the Australian response to the presence of a high-tech Chinese vessel that’s loitering off its coast,” a defense official told the Australian Broadcasting Commission. Identified as the Xiang Yang Hong 01, the ship anchored in international waters off Naval Communication Station Harold E Holt, a secretive base on the North West Cape that sends very low frequency radio transmissions to Australian and American ships and submarines in the Indo-Pacific. Formerly run by US defense agencies, it also houses a Space Surveillance Telescope, part of the US global Space Surveillance Network, that can track space traffic and debris. It is said to be operated remotely from an air force base. USS Texas, an American fast attack submarine, was on a routine visit to the Stirling naval base near Perth during the Chinese ship’s activities. The Xiang Yang Hong 01 was detected in the territorial waters of Palau in 2018, one of three Chinese ships that were then operating in the region. It withdrew when Palau’s government lodged an official protest in Beijing. Two other Chinese ships appeared off Papua New Guinea’s naval facility at Manus Island, which Australia and the US are upgrading and will jointly operate as a forward base for the South China Sea and Western Pacific. Australia also confirmed late last month that it will spend A$1.1 billion (US$717 million) to upgrade the Tindal airbase in its Northern Territory so it can handle larger planes, including refueling aircraft and long-range US bombers. Some Australian F-35 joint strike fighters will be based at Tindal, reports said. Naval assets are undergoing similar improvements, with plans to spend A$715 million (US$466 million) at Coonawarra naval base and support facilities near Darwin so the US Navy can dock more warships. Due to be opened in 2023, it will include a wharf that can handle helicopter carriers.  The US is reportedly spending US$8 billion itself over the next decade to beef up Northern Territory facilities to be used by a rotating detachment of marines for training and weapons testing. Australian officials have hinted that the detachment, now at its full strength of 2,500, could be increased.  Pentagon analysts fear that China is building a sphere of influence in the Western Pacific to support its so-called Third Island Chain, a line pivoting south from the Aleutian Islands to Tonga and New Zealand. Beijing’s First Island Chain covers the South China Sea and nearby East China Sea, as well as Taiwan, Japan and much of Southeast Asia, and is designed to secure sea routes for the delivery of its Middle East oil supplies. The Second Island Chain extends from Japan’s Ogasawara Islands and the Mariana Islands to Micronesia, Palau and West Papua, which is controlled by Indonesia. This chain includes an important US military base at Guam. Analysts believe China has sights on securing fourth and fifth island chains, leveraging into a new base Beijing established in Djibouti and port facilities in has helped to build in South Asia. A Pentagon map appears to confirm the heightened Chinese naval activity. Included in the FY2021 Defense Budget Overview, the map shows a dense concentration of activity in a zone that ranges from the South China Sea passageway to Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and northwestern Australia. One issue raised in the Pentagon report was China’s potential control of undersea telecommunication cables that run on a west-east axis through the region. Chinese control of the cables could paralyze some regional economies in the event of a conflict.Almost the entire internet and trillions of dollars in trade are carried today on a largely unsecured network of undersea cables,” the report noted. Admiral Philip Davidson, commander of the US Indo-Pacific Command, said during a visit to Australia last month: “The Communist Party of China seeks to control the flow of trade, finance, communications, politics and the way of life in the Indo-Pacific.”  Beijing insists that its intentions are entirely peaceful. Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said last year that China’s “scientific research” in the Western Pacific was “totally in line with the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea and made contributions to maritime scientific study.” 

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COVID-19: A Biological 9/11 Happening Now

Celeste Solum - "COVID-19: A Biological 9/11 Happening Now" - Patrons Update 3/1/20

Remember! Plans were my cup of tea and I am referred to as the document lady. One thing I forgot to mention is there is a swath of Bio Patriot Acts already passed into regulation and law. These have been activated, some for many years and decades.

Blessings of safety and health, Celeste Bio 911, COVID19 

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Ten Plagues: Countdown to Cannibalism with Plague of Locust

by Celeste B. February 01, 2019

A Special Thank You to my Patrons who made this article possible As We Depart the Plague of Hail

When the tempest of hail ceased Pharaoh hardened, and then strengthened his heart, against God. In ancient thought stubbornness is derived from the liver, our detoxification organ. Bile, which is produced by the liver, is associated with anger. Pharaoh's heart had taken on the characteristic of the liver. We must not forget that during the Exodus God projected a different pattern, unlinked to the natural order, and made manifest wondrous effects and evident sustained miracles associated with His Name. We know this truth and frown upon the behavior of Pharaoh, but in all honesty, at times we all forget or harden our heart to some of the faith lessons God is teaching us.  Pharaoh stood in bold defiance of God for the third time.  By means of three sets of three plagues it compels the Egyptians to three cardinal aspects of true doctrine:  My signs which I had placed among them  You will know that I am the Lord  All knowledge and supervision is from God  The Plague of Locust Locusts a symbol of the judgment of the Lord, Heaven's displeasure at human behavior, or some natural event stimulated visions of an apocalyptic moment in time. For when you hear of the Plague of Locusts it should lead your mind to cannibalism. Locust invasions were truly seen as plagues that could destroy a country's economy and bring the population to the brink of starvation. The word cannibalism is quietly being spread in certain circles, that due to global conditions that will soon visit the earth that a famine will occur. In those conditions, it will only take seven days for people to begin cannibalizing their own flesh and that of their offspring.  Robbery, Debauchery, and Cannibalism Current climatic conditions are being engineered to favor a global plague of locusts that brought terror to the minds and lives of ancient peoples. One of the grievous sins of Sodom and Gomorrah not only was sexual debauchery but also robbery. Today our lives are filled with robbery: relationships, taxes, removal of biblical living and teachings, health, and so many other things. We are laid bare and naked as we are robbed blind, poised for cannibalism.  Before we examine the Plague of Locusts in Exodus let us take a quick peek at some verses from the prophets. Due to the sin of robbery, locusts emerge, and famine prevails, and people eat the flesh of their sons and daughters, as it is stated: “Hear this word, you cows of Bashan, that are in the mountain of Samaria, that oppress the poor, that crush the needy, that say unto their lords: Bring, that we may feast” Amos 4:1. Afterward it says: And I also have given you cleanness of teeth in all your cities, and want of bread in all your places Amos 4:6 which refers to starvation. Recall at the end of the Plague of Hail as a consequence of the hail, blight sets in on the remaining few crops. It is written: I have smitten you with blight and mildew; the multitude of your gardens and your vineyards and your fig trees and your olive trees has the palmerworm devoured Amos 4:9. The prophet Amos reports how God brought about a plague of locusts among other disasters including many species, in order to bring the people to repentance ‑ all to no avail. The Book of Joel refers repeatedly to the day of the Lord as a time of doom and terror. It is written: That which the palmerworm has left the locust has eaten; and that which the locust has left the cankerworm has eaten; and that which the cankerworm has left the caterpillar has eaten Joel 1:4. One may observe that the central horror of the Book of Joel is a plague of locusts, one species, the cutter. Joel 1 and 2 presents us with a graphic depiction of an unprecedented locust plague, which attacks like a raving enemy that wipes out the food supply of the people 1:2-­7,10‑12, 16‑19. The prophet urges the people, the elders, and the priests to don sackcloth and beseech God’s mercy through repentance, fasting, and prayer. He tells the people to rend their hearts and turn back to their gracious Lord‑for out of compassion He may turn and relent. If we have learned anything from the Ten Plagues thus far, it should be to examine our hearts and fully submit them to God.

Even in the darkest hours of judgment God provides His people with compassion and hope, if they will but follow Him: He tells them that: He will provide new grain, wine, and oil in abundance 2:18‑19.

Rains will come; the threshing floors will fill to overflowing 2:23‑24. God will manifest His presence... 2:27.

In Joel 3 and 4, goes on to speak of the end of days: there will be a renewal of prophecy 3: 1‑2, but soon a great and terrible day of the Lord comes v. 3, when the sun shall turn into darkness and the moon into blood v. 4. Only those who invoke the name of the Lord shall escape v. 5.

The leitmotif of disaster in both parts is a day when the land’s bounty is laid waste and the lights of heaven go out. By contrast, God’s grace is a time of flowing water and healthy fields. The poles of death and life are starkly registered: the dependence of human life upon divine care for existence is manifest. Raw Cannibalism It is written: And one snatches on the right hand, and is hungry; and he eats on the left hand, and is not satisfied; they eat every man the flesh of his own arm. Isaiah 9:19.  When we read these passages about eating our own arm we should consider that this also can mean the flesh of our own offspring. This is even more poignant when we consider that in antiquity the right hand was considered the clean hand that one would offer in greeting, serve normal food, take an oath and such. The left hand was used for unclean business such as attending to excrement or other dirty tasks.  This has happened in history such as when Jerusalem was besieged and described in the Book of Lamentations. Apocalyptic Imagery and Hopes for National Revival LOCUST APOCALYPSE A locust swarm descends on, and will destroy, a wheat field in this drawing from an 1874 Missouri entomologist’s report. Giant swarms were one of the most feared disasters of frontier life. C.V. Riley/The Locust Plague of the United States 1877 Does America have a sacred cow? The biblical liturgy and language of this plague suggests a time when an apocalyptic fantasy commingles with more than a trace of the smoldering hopes for national revival and the imagined collapse of the foreign rulers. We can see this clearly in our own country, a fantastical illusion that government will solve the plight of the human condition exclusive of God and that our enemies foreign and domestic will be eradicated with our prowess. This is pure delusion, to believe that in a state of defiant wickedness, that we can see justice without the True Judge. I have good-hearted, Christian friends, who acknowledge the sins of our nation but think that we are under a revival of blessing. Rather, we should be falling on our faces in repentance, fasting and pleading His mercy while looking over our shoulder for a Plague of Locusts. Locust Plague’s Ravaging of the Land God beckoned Moses to come to Pharaoh when he was sitting on his throne, the seat of his authority. That I might set these signs of Mine in his midst…here is another time that God hints to the next plague. This type of language is used in Isaiah 16:3 Set your shade (as dark) as the night, alluding to the plague of darkness So that I might set is spelled defectively in the Hebrew and is understood as two. This can mean a couple of things to us: an allusion to two more plagues, excluding the death of the firstborn and the two witnesses as spoken of in Revelation. God mentions only the second and third generation, ears of son and grandson, acknowledging human tendency to extend mercy to ones descendants. The Blood When the biblical narrative states, the evil intent is opposite your faces, the final letters of the word in the original language spells the blood. Pharaoh who practiced astrology saw a star of blood rising to confront the Hebrews. This star's name was Ra'ah (literally evil), which symbolizes the blood. He was correct in what he saw, but that which Pharaoh interpreted as the blood of death, was in reality the blood of redemption. This phrase hearkens back to the narrative about the sin of the Golden Calf when Moses prayed, Why should Egypt say the following" 'With evil intent did He take them out," and can be read as, "Under what sign of evil did He take them out." One commentator identifies with the red star as the red planet Mars whose name is related to red and blood. Of course, Ra, is also the Egyptian sun god who is being confronted. You will be confronted with evil or evil will come back upon you. This is one reason my grandmother always said, "What you cast upon the waters, will come back to you in waves." The East wind, a shamal, is the burning desert wind that often blows from Saudi Arabia but can also blow from Iran, Pakistan, to India carrying locusts, Of the Nature of Animals, 3:12. It is often an atmospheric agent for conveying natural phenomena in a plague. Today we do see swarms of Desert Locusts practicing for future incursions. It will be implemented again during the war of Gog and Magog.  In verses 5-6 they will cover the eye of the earth, the locusts will cover the sun and prevent it from illuminating the earth, and then they consume. Locust and Egypt's Infanticide Plan  The locust ate all the bountiful fruit. And it will eat… embedded within this small phrase is an interesting biblical nugget. According to Legend Jethro, Moses' father-in-law was asked to advise Pharaoh on his infanticide plan, he flatly refused and fled. Jethro later provided hospitality of food and drink to Moses. Although upside down we may glean insights into some players in the Book of Revelation for we see a False Prophet mentioned in Kings who fed the man of God, he merited to have God speak to him. And in 1 Kings 21:10 when men become base two witnesses called to testify against Naboth. If nothing else, as we see infanticide in the news we should know that the season of the false prophet and two witnesses is not far off. One trivia thing about locusts is that they prefer arid conditions, the same conditions as demons and howling spirits. Locusts to this degree were not known in the moist Nile delta. I have discovered this to be true in my own gardens, that when dampened, it deters a locust invasion. Because of the rot and stench they will fill your houses with mold and decay, until you cry out remove this death from me. One wonders was this a toxic form of mold that lets off volatile organic gasses which poisoned the people. Walking Out Then he [Moses] turned and left Pharaoh's presence… Customarily when one is withdrawing from the presence of a king one walks backwards (oftentimes on bended knee) but instead Moses turned about face and exited as if Pharaoh were a commoner. God brings many experiences into our lives. For a season I was a small agricultural lobbyist. There was an important hearing to be conducted in the Senate. People traveled from distant and remote locations to testify. Two hours was allotted for this hearing. What met us was an Asian Trade Delegation who caught the eye and attention of the Agricultural Chair. For one hour and fifty five minutes the Chair engaged the delegation, literally prostrating herself before the delegation. She sighed when she saw the time and allowed one person a three minute testimony. I was sitting in the front row. In a hearing it is protocol and etiquette to remain seated until the end of the hearing. The Lord quickened me to stand up, grab my brief case, and walk out as a clear and evident sign to this Chair of my disrespect for all that she stood for, which was certainly not American values.

The Plague of Locusts arrived in terrifying hordes of grasshoppers that swarmed ancient Egypt, stripping it bare of all greenery; fully destroying its agriculturally based economy. This plague will be so unique that they will speak of to their children in the future, for it made a mockery of the Pharaohmore than any of the other plagues, that such a small creature could devastate an Empire. He in the heaven smiles, the Eternal mocks them Psalm 2:4. It also was directed at the Egyptian god Serapis, a god, that supposedly protected Egypt from locusts. These winged invaders densely darkened the skies, God's troops of judgment In verse 13 we see that the Lord propelled…Stressing that this wind was not the outcome of a natural factor but the Lord propelled, implying direction by force (in contrast to guidance) Image: Courtesy BBC These locusts came up and covered the eye of the earth meaning while suspended in mid-air in many layers expending to a thickness of a few cubits, once again we see that the locusts darkened the face of the sun, consequently the land was darkened. They settled upon Egypt and consumed everything in sight that remained from the hail to the degree that nothing green remained. Desert Locusts, which change color as they develop, can devour their own weight - 2g - in fresh food in 24 hours. A ton of locusts, which is a tiny part of the average swarm, eats the same amount of food in a single day as 10 elephants, 25 camels or 2,500 people. Image: Courtesy BBC  Imagine billions of locusts covering everything for hundreds of miles. Wherever you look, there are locusts. Wherever you walk, there are locusts. There are at least five different words in Hebrew that are translated into English as locust. In reality, each of these Hebrew words refers to a precise and distinct type or species of the locust family. Even Wikipedia describes the Rocky Mountain locust was a grasshopper species that occasionally built up such numbers that they massed together and flew in giant, ravenous swarms a terrifying time. Several years ago we had a locust invasion although nothing like this plague. I went out to change the hoses and I had on my flip-flops. I felt this cold green slime between my feet and my flip-flop. Upon closer examination the locust had sandwiched in-between my shoes and my feet and as I walked I was squishing them. Ewww….The heat, eerie shadows, swarms of locusts, the smoke, and the dry air made for a surreal hellish landscape that year.  The scope of the invasion of locusts of the exodus plagues was so unprecedented that it was never reproduced in human history. Darkness Over the Land I would humbly submit to you that the last set of plagues was a dismantling of creation of sorts to thwart the practitioners of the forbidden Dark Arts embedded within the Egyptian culture. The beginning of the Bible describes how God's first creative act was to bring light into the world. Until now, the sun and the moon gave light regularly, according to the Divine command. Suddenly, God overturns nature itself to punish the Egyptians. Indeed, the plagues represent nothing less than the dismantling of creation itself: The plague of locusts, the plague of darkness, and the plague of the killing of the firstborn all come from the air and all darken the earth. By the plague of locusts, it states, "And the locusts went up over all the land of Egypt, and rested in all the borders of Egypt; very grievous were they; before them there were no such locusts as they, neither after them shall be such. For they covered the face of the whole earth, so that the land was darkened." By the plague of darkness, it states, "And there was darkness over all the land of Egypt."

By the plague of the first-born, it states, "It was in the middle of the night" "He placed them in darkness, like the eternally dead, (paraphrasing Lamentations 3:6). The common thread among their approaches is that just as the Bible began with God's creation of the universe and the division of the world into clear, identifiable categories such as light vs. dark, water vs. land, different beings according to each one's kind and place; the plagues represent more than just the destruction of Egypt's resources, but the very unraveling of the tapestry of creation. All previous known boundaries disappear. As day becomes darkness, we sense that the very light that began creation has slipped away. At the end, only God himself remains. With this approach, the Exodus has become something more than merely the release of a people from bondage. As the Hebrews leave Egypt, we sense that even the world itself is restarting, much as in the days of Noah. Insincere Repentance

Pharaoh hastened …when the stench was to a degree of danger for an epidemic Pharaoh states that he had sinned, asks for their forgiveness, and begs their intercession. With this a west wind blew and carried the locusts and plunged them into the sea, not a single locust was left. Fifth Trumpet The star opened the pit of the Abyss, and smoke rose out of it like the smoke of a great furnace, and the sun and the air were darkened by the smoke from the pit. And out of the smoke, locusts came forth unto the earth, and power was given to them, like the scorpions of the earth have power. They were told not to harm the grass of the earth or any plant or tree, but only those who did not have the seal of God on their foreheads.…Revelation 9:2-4 In this plague we see locusts coming from the Abyss, the belly of the earth. Will technology or a spiritual gateway be breached we do not yet know. These will be locusts will not devour the green of the earth as normal locusts consume but have a supernatural imbued lust for people who do not have the seal of God on their forehead. Humans will be the hunted instead of greens. These locusts also have the power of a scorpion which seems to indicates some type of venomous activity. One thing that caught my eye when contrasting this event with the Plague of Locust of the Exodus is that in Revelation it was not the mass of locust that darkened the sky but the smoke. Are these 'locusts' very small, such as nano-locusts (with no mass), or are they the ether of magic, or the vaporous spirits of the nephilim seeking embodiment? What is known is that these locust accompany the smoke from the Pit darkening the earth. As these locust emanate from the Abyss will we see a surge to cannibalism? Time will tell. Eternal Truths The retelling of the story of these plagues, and of the plagues in our lives, must be conveyed to future generations about the power of God's deeds and mastery. You are a continuum. No individual stands on his own, but you are a by product of the lives of your parents, grandparents, and all previous generations. What did we learn during our sojourn here on earth? What eternal truths are we passing down to the generations? A loving parent does not bequeath a false legacy to a child. Before you leave this earthly existence, you as a parent or even a mentor, must carefully weigh every gesture and nuance would can be indelibly ingrained in the heart and mind of your attentive child. Your heavenly Father wants to bestow this upon you, His children.  He desires to redeem you. Instead of being a node in the BlockChain of slavery, He desires each of us to be a written in His Book the Lambs Book of Life for eternal freedom. Such is the legacy that God! 

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81 dangerous substances found in salmon caught in Seattle

New research has found that Chinook salmon in the Puget Sound contain a huge amount of harmful chemicals and drugs, posing a threat to wildlife.

By Bethany Sewell February 14, 2020 at 8:00 am

Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) have been found to contain up to 81 drugs from the contaminated Puget Sound, along the coast of Washington state. During research, drugs including Prozac, Advil, Lipitor and even cocaine were discovered within the salmon’s flesh. Supposedly, these substance levels have rocketed due to high drug use within the local area. Nonetheless it is thought that nearby waste water plants are not filtering the chemicals properly. Leaky septic tanks are also to blame for this chemical cocktail consumed by the salmon, a species listed as endangered on the Endangered Species Act. In the search for evidence, samples were collected over a two-day period, and both chinook salmon and local staghorn sculpin were tested. “We analysed samples for 150 compounds, and we had 61% of them detected in effluent,” says Jim Meador, environmental toxicologist at The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Northwest fisheries science centre in Seattle. Not only that, but substances found within the salmon from these tests include Valium, nicotine, caffeine, antiseptics and a lot of antibiotics. Furthermore, it is thought that there may be more highly concentrated substances in deeper waters and areas close to outfall pipes. However, scientists are not concerned about the effect these chemicals are having on humans. The concern is with wildlife. Other research by Meador has shown that the mortality rate for juvenile Chinook salmon migrating through the contaminated Puget Sound is double than of fish elsewhere.

Read the paper in Environmental Pollution. 

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Society will tear itself apart! The root causes will remain the same. We have no clue about what we are doing, but we are the best at telling others what to do!

Posted by Venessa Anderson 2nd Mar 2020Posted in SHTF

There is a putrid stench fermenting just beneath the surface of 21st-century society. Will this change in the next 150 years? Probably not. To be able to understand the future, you must know the past. So what has taken us to where we are today and what has changed along the way?  The world has changed a lot in the last 150 years, but we humans are driven by the same basic needs as we were 150 years ago, food, sleep, sex, the feeling of being appreciated and loved. However, it seems these days that there is this omnipresent feeling that the world is going fucking crazy. You would think by now we would all realize that we have to live together. That we are all racist following policies that encourage racism, inequality, that waste of half of the food produced worldwide resulting in wars. But the world isn’t as bad as it was a century ago. It’s just that we’re more aware of all of the bad things than ever before. The violence is not new; it’s the cameras that are new. Cameras, the internet, and most importantly, social media. This is what’s new. This is what’s different. How we’re getting information, what information is reaching us, and most importantly, what information and views we are most rewarded for sharing. We feel desensitized and dejected from the seemingly constant carnage raging across the planet. The internet has generated a platform where apocalyptic beliefs are celebrated and spread, and moderation and reason is something that becomes too arduous and boring to stand.  It is what is causing this constant feeling of a chaotic and insecure world that doesn’t actually exist. And then: it’s this feeling that is the cause of the renewed xenophobia and nationalism across the western world. It’s this feeling that has consumed the consciousness of millions of people and caused them to look at their country through the lens of a surreal world exaggerating all that is wrong and minimizing all that is right. Despite living with more safety and wealth and access to information than anyone in human history, we feel as though the world is going crazy and something drastic must be changed. By now, we’re all familiar with the tech world circle-jerk about how we’re connecting the planet and the world is getting smaller and we’re all becoming one big Kum Ba Ya global community and how this is amazing because starving people in Yahem to a mass shooting in El Paso can each have their own iPad, and blah, blah, blah, the internet is cool. Outrageous news and information spread faster and further than any other form of information, dominating our daily attention. On the other hand, the rise of the internet and social media has accelerated social progress in many ways. It’s helped herald a breakthrough in LGBT rights, it’s raised awareness about discrimination against women and minorities, and fomented the populist overthrow of a number of repressive governments worldwide. Activists and concerned citizens can quickly mobilize to spread the word and hold the appropriate authorities accountable for change. This is our brave new world. When all information is freely available at the click of a mouse, our attention naturally nosedives into the sickest and most grotesque we can find, ignoring the reality of climate change. To protect ourselves from the overreaching judgments of others, we consolidate into our own clans and tribes, we take refuge in our own precious identity politics and we buy more and more into a worldview that is disconnected from cold data and hard facts. We become only exposed to the most extreme negative aspects of certain groups of people, giving us a skewed view of how other people in the world really think, act, and live. We demonize each other. We judge groups of people by their weakest and most depraved members.  Take Brexit, for example, presently being sold as taking back sovereignty to gain freedom from the EU.  Freedom can only exist when you are willing to tolerate views that oppose your own when you’re willing to give up some of your desires for the sake of a safe and healthy community when you’re willing to compromise and accept that sometimes things don’t go your way and that’s fine. The only way to beat the attention economy is to opt-out of it. Instead, I am attempting to go back to learning about the world only through long-form journalism that has been thoroughly researched and vetted before being published. I’m exercising the muscles in my brain responsible for focus, depth, and concentration. I’m stretching out my logic, trying to challenge my own beliefs and always holding on to a healthy amount of doubt. In a weird sense, true freedom doesn’t exist. Because the only way for human rights to persist is for everyone to collectively agree to accept that things don’t have to go their way 100% of the time. They want a freedom to express themselves but they don’t want to have to deal with views that may upset or offend them in some way. They want a freedom to enterprise but they don’t want to pay taxes to support the legal machinery that makes it possible. They want a freedom to elect representatives to the government but they don’t want to compromise when they’re on the losing side. A free and functioning democracy demands a populace that is able to sustain discomfort, that is able to tolerate dissatisfaction, that is able to be charitable and forgiving of groups whose views stand in contrast to one’s own, and most importantly, that is able to remain unswayed in the face of some violent threat. We’re seeing a lazy entitlement wash over the world where everyone feels as though they deserve what they want from their government the second they want it, without thought of repercussions or the rest of the population. It seems like people don’t actually want democracy anymore, they want a dictator who agrees with them. The choice is, do you and I consume what is here now and change the planet to something unknown and different for the next generations? Or do you and I slow our consumption to a regenerative rate, ensuring the same planet we live on now is here for the generations to come? This is a personal choice. It isn’t something an outside party, such as the government is going to fix. You and I are the consumers. You and I are the ones making the choices.  What choice will you and I make in the future? They will be governed by Climate change. You will not find these choices in the cloud. I believe in the next ten years, science will prove that too much technology (e.g . heads always in our phones) is actually a negative thing for the mind and longevity.  I believe we’ll be forced by climate change to find a sustainable balance between technology use and real-life experiences. All too often, problems being solved in tech are first world problems. Many of us forget that there are some huge global problems, particularly in the developing world, that need to be solved for the benefit of us all. But we have to take charge soon and make it so. UNFORTUNATELY, OUR HISTORICAL FOOTPRINT TELL US THAT THIS IS A TOTAL IMPOSSIBILITY. Society will tear itself apart! The root causes will remain the same. We have no clue about what we are doing, but we are the best at  telling others what to do! 

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Reality star only gets 9 months for raping boy and giving him HIV. You read that right – 9 months.

Posted by: James E. Lewis|March 2, 2020 |Categories Featured, Investigations, News

SHELBY COUNTY, TN– We have to shake our collective heads on this one. The staff at MTO News informs us that four years ago, Lifetime’s ‘Bring It’ dance coach John Conner III was arrested after police say the former reality star had sex with a 16-year-old boy and gave him HIV. Now, MTO News has learned that the Memphis district attorney agreed to a plea deal which gave the reality star only 9 months in jail for those crimes. John Conner was diagnosed with HIV in 2012. He allegedly met the 16-year-old boy in 2015 on social media, at which time Conner was 26-years-old. Then, according to police, he invited the child to join his “Infamous Dancerettes” dance troupe – which was featured on the Lifetime show “Bring It.” Eventually, police say that Conner began having unprotected sex with the young boy, several times in Conner’s car. The two also exchanged nude photos via text message. Conner did not tell the child that he had HIV. In August of 2016, the boy told his parents about his sexual relationship with Conner, and they advised him to get tested knowing his history. The boy tested positive for HIV, and police allege that it was due to Conner infecting him with it. The district attorney has decided that his crimes were “minor” and is only giving the accused HIV infecting child predator a sentence of nine months in prison and four years’ probation. He must also register as a sex offender for life. Back in November, Conner pleaded guilty to charges of criminal exposure to HIV, statutory rape by an authority figure, and solicitation of a minor. The response on social media was swift – and brutal. Many are offering to protest the Memphis District Attorney General Amy Weirich and to ask for her removal from office. MTO News contacted the Memphis District Attorney’s office to ask for comment but has not received a response. John Conner III also has two similar cases pending with young men aged 17 and 24. Of course, this short nine-month sentence is right on par for what democrats are looking to do. LET Brought you the story earlier this week. Under the latest chapter in liberal lunacy, we present the State of Washington. Democrats in the state are trying to reduce the crime of intentionally transmitting HIV to a sexual partner from a felony to a misdemeanor. Under the proposal, HB 1551, the punishment would be downgraded to no more than 90 days in jail or a fine of less than $1,000. This, for intentionally exposing someone to a potentially fatal disease. It would seem that with everything going on in the world such as the coronavirus perhaps Democrats in Washington would have better things to concern themselves with. However, they consider themselves paragons of virtue and claim that this bill would “kill the stigma” attached to HIV. House Representative Nicole Macri (D-Seattle) said that HIV is “a treatable, chronic illness, not a moral failing or criminal justice issue.” The bill is sponsored by Rep. Ellen Cody, however Macri has become the public defender for the bill in the media. They claim that they are trying to protect people living with HIV from being stigmatized. “The stigma around HIV continues to intrude on the privacy of what should be known as consensual sex. Non-consensual sex is not the issue here, we need to stop allowing for the stigmatization of LGBTQ people,” Macri said in a statement to KING 5. “There are provisions in the bill before us that address disclosure concerns and allow for practical means to address prosecution.” It is interesting that an “open-minded” Democrat is making the implication that only LGBTQ people have HIV. How very closed minded of Ms. Macri. Macri makes the implication that by punishing someone for giving someone HIV, it treats HIV as a negative, therefore since people with HIV shouldn’t be treated negatively, we have to take away any negative connotations with the disease they’re living with. This is truly like the Twilight Zone. It is a false equivalency. The current law has been on the books in Washington for decades. Republicans are claiming that by lowering the punishment, in puts the public at risk. However, supporters of the measure say that the current law is outdated, and increases stigma surrounding HIV. The law as it sits was enacted in the ‘80’s and was updated with some minor changes over the years. Besides lowering the penalties for intentionally exposing a partner to HIV, the bill also makes changes regarding mandatory testing for HIV, what public health departments can and cannot do in investigations and allowing minors to get HIV prevention treatment without parental consent. Of course, just like abortion, let’s cut parents out of the decision-making process for THEIR children. According to a report published in 2016 from the “End AIDS” steering committee, the criminalization of HIV has increased the stigma of the disease. “Criminalizing us with a felony A for having a disease state…that’s not a banner I can get behind anymore, and frankly that doesn’t make people want to rush out and get engaged with public health,” said Scott Bertani, an HIV positive man and Lifelong AIDS Alliance member in a statement to lawmakers last session. Lauren Fanning with the Washington HIV Justice Alliance said:  HIV is not the same disease as it was over 30 years ago. The law contributes to stigma so many people with HIV feel by how others treat them like they are dirty, and they have a great deal of difficulty overcoming that in their lives.” She also testified at last year’s committee hearing, saying: “The law creates fear of being tested, fear of accessing healthcare, and undermines the trust and prevention care and treatment systems impacting our marginalized communities the most.” Still, Republicans remain unconvinced, arguing that the crime and penalty for intentional infliction of the HIV virus would be tantamount to stealing a candy bar. Rep. Michelle Calder says that the bill also might have unintended consequences, such as removing a tool that prosecutors use as a means to convict rapists. “Those rape victims deserve a choice. And what’s going to happen to all those rape victims where they were able to prosecute this?” she asked. “And now we’re going to reduce the sentence. We’re going to let those rapists go free. I’m not OK with that! And it breaks my heart that so many people on this floor are.” Jason Rantz is a talk show host on KTTH 770 in Seattle. He says that HIV is not longer the stigma that it was and is disingenuous for Democrats to act like it’s still the 1980’s, when HIV was stigmatized. Rantz said that this particular bill would actually increase the stigma. He continues that the bill basically creates a defense against charges if someone withholds their HIV status from a sexual partner, but they were lucky enough not to contract it; if someone lies when a sexual partner asks about HIV, it is just labeled a misdemeanor. He also worries that proponents of the bill downplay the significance of contracting the disease, which still can be deadly. Rantz says that proponents of the bill give the illusion that if someone is intentionally infected with HIV, it is an inconvenience and they are not a victim. “For the vast majority of people with HIV it is treated in outpatient clinics and with once-a-day medications. People living with HIV how have nearly normal life expectancies. These advancements are amazing, but our laws have not caught up. Not changing these laws make the job of public health that much harder and continues the stigma. Criminalizing people with a disease state is not a banner we can support. We will end HIV through treatment not by threatening people with prison.  Undetectable means un-transmittable. Some provisions do not go far enough, but this bill does many good things and will help end HIV in Washington.” Rantz notes that lawmakers give the impression that being HIV-positive is criminal. He says it IS criminal—and it should be—to intentionally transmit HIV to a partner. He says, and we agree that if you knowingly have HIV and choose not to inform your partner, you should be treated as a rapist and be subject to more than just a few days in jail or a small fine.  Rantz tells the story of his friend Chad Felix Greene who lives with HIV. He told Rantz this past week:  Ten years ago, my diagnosis was a death sentence. Five years ago, it meant living a limited life. Today medication has given me my life back. But I am always a month supply away from 10 years ago. Giving this burden to someone else, without them even knowing the risk? I just cannot imagine it.” This bill in Washington is nothing but feel-good political correctness. Want to make sure you never miss a story from Law Enforcement Today? With so much “stuff” happening in the world on social media, it’s easy for things to get lost. 

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Adviser to Iran’s Supreme leader dies from coronavirus, as other top officials infected

Uncategorized March 2, 2020 David Aaro

An adviser to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has died from the new coronavirus, as other top officials in the country are confirmed to be infected, according to multiple reports on Monday. The Iranian Health Ministry recorded 523 new cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the country’s known total to 1,501. They mark a 53 percent increase since the day before.   Mohammad Mirmohammadi, 71, was an Expediency Council member who advised Khamenei and settled disputes between him and parliament. COVID-19 has already infected Iran’s vice president and deputy health minister. His death comes after the government on Monday rejected help from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who announced last week the U.S. was concerned Iran may have covered up details on the spread of the virus. Pedestrians wearing face masks walk on the sidewalks in northern Tehran, Iran, Sunday, March 1, 2020. While the new coronavirus has extended its reach across the world, geographic clusters of infections were emerging, with Iran, Italy and South Korea seeing rising cases. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi) “We neither count on such help nor are we ready to accept verbal help,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said during a briefing on Monday. He added the country has always been “suspicious” over American intentions, and that the U.S. government was trying to weaken Iranians’ spirits over the outbreak. Iran’s mortality rate from the virus is roughly 5.5 percent, compared to an overall fatality rate of about 2 percent in China. The difference in rates has led people to suggest the number of infections in Iran is higher than what the country has officially reported. The country’s first case was reported less than two weeks ago. IRAN PREPARES TO TEST ‘TENS OF THOUSANDS’ FOR CORONAVIRUS AS NUMBER OF CONFIRMED CASES SPIKES

The virus has killed at least 66 people in Iran, the highest death toll outside of China. The majority of 1,150 cases throughout the Middle East are linked back to the country. Iran was preparing the possibility of testing “tens of thousands” of people following a spike of cases on Saturday. The country has closed schools and universities due to COVID-19, but religious Shiite shrines have remained open. Last week, Iranians were captured licking some of the shrines in defiance of the coronavirus.


Most countries in the Middle East have limited or ceased travel to the country. It has the 4th highest infected total outside of China, South Korea, and Italy. READ THE REST

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San Antonio: CDC "Accidentally" Releases Man Positive with COVID-19

02 March 2020

The CDC has mistakenly released a patient from the Texas Center for Infectious Disease whose test later came back positive for COVID-19, says San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg. The patient was part of the group that came back from Wuhan, China over two weeks ago via a State Department chartered flight. According to the CDC, the patient was asymptomatic and had met all of the CDC's criteria for release. Two tests, taken 24 hours apart, had tested negative for the virus and the CDC cleared the patient. However, a later test sample came back and was determined to be "weakly" positive for COVID-19.

Mayor Ron Nirenberg @Ron_Nirenberg

Today we learned that the CDC mistakenly released a patient from the Texas Center for Infectious Disease who later returned a positive COVID-19 reading.

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Covid-19 Containment Efforts Appear to Have Failed: What Happens Next?

March 3, 2020 by Daisy Luther, The Organic Prepper:

As confirmed cases of Covid-19 pop up around the United States, it appears that containment efforts have failed. Over the weekend, the number of confirmed cases in the United States rose to 88. People have tested positive for coronavirus in the following states: Washington, California, Illinois, Rhode Island, New York, Florida, Texas, and Oregon. Two people in Washington have died and it is believed that the virus may have been spreading through the state undetected for six weeks now. The case in Texas is an evacuee who was “mistakenly” released from a quarantine facility by the CDC. The case in New York is a woman who resides in Manhattan who had recently visited Iran. Diamond Princess evacuees who have tested negative are due to be released from quarantine today, but some cases with incubation that lasted as long as 27 days have many wondering if the 14-day quarantine is long enough. The virus has prompted some school closures in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Rhode Island. Thousands of Americans are self-quarantined. California, Washington, and Oregon have reported “community spread,” which means that investigators are unable to figure out where patients have contracted the virus. Community spread is generally a turning point in an outbreak that means the illness is uncontained. An explosion in purchases of essential items like food and toilet paper took place all over the country this weekend as people began to become more aware of the need to be prepared to stay home for a period of time. (If you need more information about getting prepared for quarantines, read this article and get this book.) A series of errors by the CDC is part of the failure  The CDC failed to follow guidelines laid out by the World Health Organization and developed its own test. Unfortunately, that test was faulty, putting the nation weeks behind in detected cases.  As a result, until Wednesday the CDC and the Food and Drug Administration only allowed those state labs to use the test — a decision with potentially significant consequences. The lack of a reliable test prevented local officials from taking a crucial first step in coping with a possible outbreak — “surveillance testing” of hundreds of people in possible hotspots. Epidemiologists in other countries have used this sort of testing to track the spread of the disease before large numbers of people turn up at hospitals. (source)

According to ProPublica, the CDC promised on February 14 to begin surveillance testing in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle, but this testing has not yet begun. As I wrote last week, I don’t believe the official numbers are reflective of the actual cases because of narrow guidelines about who can be tested, the faulty tests, and the complete lack of tests in many areas.  Vice President Pence said over the weekend that 75,000 more testing kits will be made available this week. He also seems to be loosening the criteria to be tested, telling Jake Tapper in an interview, “…we’ve established a process in a number of cities across the country where if somebody presents at the local hospital with a respiratory ailment, we want them also tested for coronavirus.” Don’t be surprised to see a sharp increase in cases once more tests become available. This won’t necessarily mean that the illness is spreading faster – it just means that people will be diagnosed instead of being told they have the flu and getting sent home to spread it further. What happens next Federal and local governments will try to mitigate the spread. Expect to see more quarantines, workplace and school closures, and cancellations of public gatherings. As other countries hard hit by coronavirus cancel public activities and shutter schools, HHS Secretary Azar said such measures could be part of the containment toolkit here, if needed. Keeping kids home from school and running workplaces on a skeleton staff is part of what experts call “social distancing,” a way to keep people from passing disease to one another. As recently as 2009, a flu pandemic led to school closures in many U.S. communities. “It can be indicated under certain circumstances that it might make sense to close a school or schools, or take other measures like that,” said Azar. In the U.S. that would be a decision made at the local level. (source) There will be a lot of personal economic ramifications to this.

First, it means that there could be a lot of people not getting paid. Here’s some information on how to prepare for the financial consequences of a potential quarantine or workplace closure. If you are quarantined and your workplace isn’t closed, you may have some protection under the law to be sure that you keep your job according to this article on Forbes. It will also mean childcare issues for those who still need to be at work but whose children are unable to attend school.   Shortages will become more obvious soon.

N-95 masks won’t be the only thing in short supply soon. As people clear the shelves in supermarkets and general merchandise stores across the country, some of that inventory may not be replaced quickly. Mainstream sources suggest we could see bare shelves in mid-April, but I suspect after the weekend’s buying frenzy, our just-in-time supply chain could begin to fray as early as this week. Part of this is the fact that so much of our merchandise originates in China. (Here’s a list of things that could soon be in short supply.) The problem is two-fold. First, factories have been shuttered as millions of Chinese people in numerous cities have been quarantined for more than a month, so production has ground to a halt. Secondly, shipping has seriously declined – world ports are already seeing an impact.

So even those who have money could soon have difficulty finding the products they want. If you haven’t stocked up, now is the time to do so. The supply chain is showing its first signs of wear and it could be months (at the least) before it bounces back. The economy shows all the signs of a pending recession. Investors are bracing themselves for a bad week in the market. The travel sector and shipping industry are due to lose billions if the current trends continue. Economists warn we could be looking at a full-blown recession. Consumer spending, says the Washington Post, has propped up the US economy for a decade. With potential job losses and income interruptions, people will (wisely) pull back from non-essential spending. Read More @ 

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Worried families blast Washington nursing home where one man has died from coronavirus and 50 more are ill for 'not testing patients and ignoring phone calls' - as it emerges facility has history of failing to control the spread of illness

A nursing facility where the second man in the US to die of coronavirus was a patient has been blasted by the families of residents

Distraught relatives say they have been kept in the dark over the situation and ill relatives lie untested

Bonnie Holstad said her calls to Life Care center in Kirkland, Washington, have gone unanswered as she is desperate for news that her husband Ken is okay after he had a cough

Bridget Parkhill said her elderly mother, 77, has been sick for several days, but has not been taken to hospital

Pat Herrick said she is concerned her 89-year-old mother could die if the virus spreads further at the facility

The facility has a history of failing to control the spread of illness

In 2019, a state investigation blasted Life Care after two influenza outbreaks swept the care home, affecting 17 residents and seven employees

Two individuals - a resident and an employee at the care home - had been diagnosed with the infection on Saturday. More than 50 staff and residents were also showing some symptoms

By Rachel Sharp For Published: 01:10 EST, 2 March 2020 | Updated: 02:26 EST, 2 March 2020

The Washington state nursing home where the second US man to die from coronavirus was a resident has been slammed by worried families who claim they are not being kept informed about the conditions of their loved ones. Six coronavirus cases have been confirmed at the Life Care Center in Kirkland, including one resident in his 70s who later died at hospital, while more than 50 staff and residents have shown symptoms and will be tested. It has also emerged that the facility has been slammed for failing to control the spread of viruses in the past. One distraught woman has come forward blasting the facility's handling of the outbreak, telling how she has been kept in the dark over her husband’s condition and treatment at the home. Bonnie Holstad said her husband Ken was staying at the facility after a fall caused by a broken hip but staff were refusing to speak to her about his condition. She says her calls to the center have gone repeatedly unanswered as she is desperate for news that he is okay after he had a cough. He also suffers from Parkinson's disease and dementia.

Holstad stood outside the facility on Sunday with a sign saying: 'No one at Life Care is answering the phones. He needs to be attended to ... what is his temperature?' The Life Care facility provides 24-hour care for residents, including physician and nurse coverage, many of whom have long-term and chronic conditions. Around 27 of the 108 residents and 25 of the 180 staff have shown some symptoms of the virus, including some cases where individuals had contracted pneumonia. On Sunday, four new cases were confirmed, including the deceased male, taking the infection rate at the facility to six and counting. The man in his 70s with underlying health conditions died at the EvergreenHealth hospital in Kirkland on Saturday. This is the same hospital where a man in his 50s died on Friday night - the US's first coronavirus-related death. Holstad told CNN that after she protested, a nurse did then check on him and told her he doesn't have a fever. 'I was so angry. How can this be that I have to do this, make a sign and go down there?' Holstad said. 'I'm very worried for my husband,' Holstad said. 'He's one of the vulnerable people,' because of his age and his Parkinson's disease. 'I have real problems with how they're handling the interface with family,' she said, remarking it was 'sort of like a movie about an epidemic in a little town, and they don't know how to handle the situation.' Holstad told how she only found out about the potential outbreak in the home when she arrived for a visit on Saturday and was turned away by a sign on the door saying no visitors allowed. She then got a message from the center telling her about the confirmed cases. Before then she had been told staff were wearing masks because some residents had colds. Holstad also said her husband had not been tested for coronavirus because he doesn't have all of the symptoms required for testing. Fears over the safety and care of residents now on lockdown within the care home come as it is revealed that the facility has a history of failing to take adequate steps to control the spread of illness. In 2019, a state investigation blasted Life Care after two influenza outbreaks swept the care home, affecting 17 residents and seven employees. Investigators said the facility had failed to ensure staff were trained in and followed 'transmission-based precautions' required under federal regulation. The nursing home pledged to provide training for staff on transmission precautions, controlling infections and hand hygiene and two months later said it was compliant with regulations. However, a Medicare health inspection rating ranked the facility just three out of five stars. Other concerned relatives of residents at the Life Care Center told The New York Times that the center is refusing to test sick patients for the deadly disease. Many of the residents are elderly and have pre-existing health conditions, meaning they are at greater risk of the virus turning serious. Bridget Parkhill has spoken out saying that her elderly mother, a 77-year-old resident, has been sick for several days, but has not been taken to hospital or been tested for the virus. She said her mother has been ruled out of being tested because she does not have a fever or respiratory distress. 'I'm extremely worried,' she said. Her sister, Carmen Gray, said their mother told them Sunday morning that people were wearing masks and protective gear when they brought her meals, but she had still not been tested. She said they could not understand why the facility would deny their mother a test for the infection. 'Since she has been sick for days and been around all these people, I don't understand why she's not being tested, if for nothing else to rule her out,' said Gray. The daughter of another Life Care resident said she is concerned her elderly mother could die if the virus spreads further throughout the home. 'The level of danger for her could be significant,' said Pat Herrick. 'She is 89 years old. It could take her.' One resident who is awaiting the results of his coronavirus test told the Times of his 'nightmare' ordeal since he had fallen ill at the nursing home around two weeks ago. From his hospital bed at EvergreenHealth Medical Center in Kirkland, where two people have died from coronavirus, Kenny McMillan, 60, said he was in rehab at the center for a broken foot when he developed flu-like symptoms back in February. McCillan has a history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and physical injuries from his life's work in warehouses and assembly lines, so is at greater risk than most of contracting the disease. He took a turn for the worse around two weeks ago. 'All of a sudden one night, they came in and they couldn't revive me, because I was out of it,' he said. 'If they hadn't have revived me, I probably would've been gone. That's the only reason I'm here.' McCillan said he was transferred to EvergreenHealth Medical Center and moved in and out of the intensive-care unit. However, it was several weeks before he was considered a possible coronavirus case when the news broke of the first two cases testing positive at the home. He was finally tested Saturday night and is awaiting results - two weeks on from him first falling ill. Life Care's executive director Ellie Basham said in a statement that the facility is monitoring the situation closely.

'Current residents and associates are being monitored closely. As is normal this time of year, there are various cold and flu-like symptoms being exhibited from residents and associates,' the statement emailed to read. 'The health department has advised us to monitor for an elevated temperature, cough and shortness of breath. We're consulting with the health department and possibly sending patients to a local hospital for formal COVID-19 testing.' A spokesperson for Life Care told on Saturday that the facility was not accepting any visitors or new admissions, and was monitoring all residents and associates for the virus. They said the restricted access had only been put in place that morning. Medical staff wearing protective clothing and masks were pictured transporting a patient on a stretcher into an ambulance at the Life Care facility on Saturday. Other photos have emerged of more patients being taken from the home to hospital. The CDC and local health officials sent in an emergency response team to the Life Care facility on Sunday to try to control the escalating situation. One-quarter of Kirkland firefighters have also been quarantined after they responded to Life Care facility over the last week. First patient confirmed in New York City as nationwide cases rise to at least 77 Gov. Andrew Cuomo has confirmed the first coronavirus patient in New York, as the number of cases nationwide reached at least 77. Reports said that the woman is currently in Manhattan and is isolated inside her home. A statement from the Cuomo's office reveals that the patient, an unidentified woman in her late 30s, contracted COVID-19 while traveling abroad in Iran. 'The positive test was confirmed by New York's Wadsworth Lab in Albany, underscoring the importance of the ability for our state to ensure efficient and rapid turnaround,' Cuomo wrote. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention will now confirm the case. It's unclear when the woman was in Iran and when she returned to the U.S. At least 77 patients in the US have now been confirmed to have coronavirus, after one was reported in Rhode Island and a fifth 'unknown' origin case was found in Chicago on Sunday. Gov. Andrew Cuomo admitted that the deadly virus' entrance into New York's population of 19 million was a 'matter of when, not if.' He went on to say that there is a $40million emergency management authorization legislature that has been proposed to government officials and is anticipating it's quick approval. 'There is no reason for undue anxiety -- the general risk remains low in New York. We are diligently managing this situation and will continue to provide information as it becomes available,' he wrote. New York's first positive coronavirus case comes after officials confirmed new coronavirus cases on Sunday. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar confirmed the latest infection in Chicago during an appearance on Fox News Sunday, saying that authorities are now working to trace the source of the latest instance. So far, there are at least five reported cases nationwide where authorities do not know how the virus was contracted, according to the federal government - one in Chicago, one in Washington State, one in Oregon, and two in California -

The Chicago Tribune on Sunday reported that the third case of coronavirus was confirmed in Illinois.

A suburban Cook County resident was found to be a ‘presumptive case of novel coronavirus,’ the Illinois Department of Public Health announced. The patient is hospitalized in isolation, and protocols by the Centers for Disease Control have been implemented. Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker has asked hospitals across the state to do more testing to improve surveillance for the virus.  Alex Azar, the secretary of health and human services, said on Sunday that a new case of coronavirus was confirmed overnight in Chicago +25 Alex Azar, the secretary of health and human services, said on Sunday that a new case of coronavirus was confirmed overnight in Chicago The state was the first in the nation to provide for testing, according to the Tribune. The governor announced on Friday that there were now three labs in the state that could test for coronavirus - one in Cook County, one in Springfield, and a third in Carbondale. Officials said that the two other Illinois patients found to have the coronavirus have since made a full recovery. Also on Sunday, the Rhode Island Department of Health announced the first presumptive positive case of coronavirus. The patient is in their 40s and had traveled to Italy in mid-February, the state agency said. 'RIDOH is coordinating closely with the hospital where this person is currently being treated and all infection control protocols are being followed,' the department said in a statement. 'The Rhode Island Department of Health has been preparing for weeks to ensure that we have a structure in place to, to the best of our ability, limit or prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Rhode Island,' said Nicole Alexander-Scott, the director of the department. 'We fully anticipated having a first case of COVID-19. 'We are not seeing widespread community transmission in Rhode Island, and the general level of risk for Rhode Islanders is still low. 'However, everyone in Rhode Island has a role to play in helping us prevent the spread of viruses, just like the flu. 'It is very important that people wash their hands regularly, cover their coughs and sneezes, and stay home if they are sick.' On Sunday Night, the Florida Department of Health confirmed two patients have tested 'presumptive positive' for coronavirus. One is a resident of Hillsborough County, while the other is from of Manatee County. Both have been isolated. The Trump administration on Saturday announced measures aimed at curbing the spread of coronavirus, including new restrictions on Americans and other who have traveled to Iran. The government is also advising citizens against travel to certain parts of Italy and South Korea, where significant outbreaks of the pathogen have been reported. Coronavirus has been spreading in Washington State for more than six weeks and HUNDREDS could be undiagnosed, say experts A scientist in Washington State believes coronavirus may have been spreading for six weeks before it was detected, and there could be a 'few hundred' people currently infected amid an 'already substantial outbreak'. At least 77 confirmed cases of COVID-19 had been reported as of Sunday afternoon with the majority being on the west coast of the United States but new cases were confirmed in Rhode Island - where a patient in their 40s had traveled to Italy in mid-February - and Illinois where the third ‘presumptive case of novel coronavirus,’ was announced. Two people have made full recoveries in Illinois. But anxious shoppers descended on supermarkets, stocking up on supplies like bottled water, canned food and Clorox wipes after more than half a dozen California residents were diagnosed with the disease in recent days. The number of confirmed infections in Washington reached eight Sunday as two men in their 60s - both with underlying health conditions - were in critical condition. One was stable at Valley Medical Center in Renton, the other was at Virginia Mason. Trevor Bedford of the University of Washington said the illness has likely spread within the community as none of the people confirmed to be infected had recently traveled. Bedford said a team at the Seattle Flu Study had compared the first reported case of COVID-19 in the United States to the second case, and found that it was on the same evolutionary tree.  Sharing a diagram, Bedford tweeted Saturday: 'This strongly suggests that there has been cryptic transmission in Washington State for the past 6 weeks.' Bedford posted on social media that case WA2 is likely to have come from case WA2 as they appear almost identical in make-up. The academic also noted that they were discovered in the same area of Washington State, Snohomish County, as he put the probability value at 0.3. Anything less than 0.5 is statistically significant and effectively rules out the chance the findings are random. 'It's possible that this genetic similarity is a coincidence and these are separate introductions. However, I believe this is highly unlikely. The WA1 case had a variant at site 18060. This variant is only present in 2/59 viruses from China,' Bedford continued. 'I'd assess the p-value for this coincidence at 2/59=0.03 and so is statistically significant. Additionally, these two cases are geographically proximal, both residing in Snohomish County. 'I believe we're facing an already substantial outbreak in Washington State that was not detected until now due to narrow case definition requiring direct travel to China.' Bedford said they will be working closely with Public Health Seattle and King County as well as the Washington Department of Health to fully investigate the outbreak. The virus, immunity and evolution expert added that they hope to provide an update on the number of infections in Washington State soon. 'An update, because I see people overly speculating on total outbreak size. Our best current expectation is a few hundred current infections,' Bedford tweeted Saturday. 'Expect more analyses tomorrow.' Scientists not affiliated with the research said the results did not necessarily surprise them and pointed out that for many people - especially younger, healthier ones - the symptoms are not much worse than a flu or bad cold. 'We think that this has a pretty high rate of mild symptoms and can be asymptomatic. The symptoms are pretty non-specific and testing criteria has been pretty strict, so those combinations of factors means that it easily could have been circulating for a bit without us knowing,' said Justin Lessler, an associated professor of epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. 'And that was what a lot of us was thinking was likely.' Virus claims more than 3,000 lives worldwide as flights from US to Italy are suspended Worldwide, the outbreak that began in Wuhan, China has sickened at least 88,583 people and killed more than 3,000 in 54 countries. The US will start screening travelers for coronavirus and ramp up production of masks and test kits as the government scrambles to reassure Americans while the disease spreads and businesses cancel conferences and flights. Donald Trump said on Sunday that travelers to the United States from countries at high risk of coronavirus would be screened before boarding and upon arrival, without specifying which countries. Delta Air Lines on Sunday said it is suspending until May flights to Milan in northern Italy where most of that country's coronavirus cases have been reported. Flights will continue to Rome. American Airlines Group Inc announced a similar move late on Saturday. The United States has imposed limits on travelers who have visited Iran and recommended against travel to hard-hit areas of Italy and South Korea. Trump said on Saturday that the United States was also considering shutting the country's southern border with Mexico to control the spread of the virus, adding, 'We hope we won't have to do that.' Mexico has reported four coronavirus cases. Its foreign ministry said on Saturday that both governments are in 'close and effective communication, especially the health authorities .' Meanwhile in Australia, the first human-to-human transfer of COVID-19 has been confirmed as the number of cases in the country hit 31. Tasmania has also confirmed its first case of the virus. Vice President Mike Pence said the government had contracted 3M Co to produce an extra 35 million respiratory masks a month. He urged Americans not to buy the masks, which he said were only needed by healthcare workers. Honeywell International Inc is the other major U.S. mask producer. U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams asked the public to stop buying masks, saying they're ineffective against coronavirus. Pence, named by the president to be the point-person overseeing the government's response, said more than 15,000 virus testing kits had been released over the weekend. And, the administration is working with a commercial provider to distribute 50,000 more, he said. The vice president said testing was among the first issues raised by governors he's spoken with so far. Several states have begun their own testing, including Washington state, Oregon and Illinois. 'We're leaning into it,' Pence said. U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said more than 3,600 people already have been tested for coronavirus and the capability exists to test 75,000 people. He forecast a "radical expansion of that" in the coming weeks. The United States has 75,000 test kits for coronavirus and will expand that number 'radically' in coming weeks, Azar told ABC's This Week on Sunday. He also told Fox News that clinical trials of a coronavirus vaccine would start in six weeks but that a vaccine will likely not be available this season. Democrats, who will challenge Trump for the presidency in the November 3 election, have criticized his administration for downplaying the crisis and not preparing for the disease to spread in the United States. Pence, whom Trump appointed last week to run the White House's coronavirus response, said Americans should brace for more cases, but that the 'vast majority' of those who contracted the disease would recover. 'Other than in areas where there are individuals that have been infected with the coronavirus, people need to understand that for the average American, the risk does remain low. We're ready,' Pence told NBC's 'Meet the Press'. 

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Coronavirus may have been spreading in Washington state for weeks: experts

By Jackie Salo March 1, 2020 | 12:06pm

Washington state’s coronavirus outbreak that claimed a life over the weekend suggests that the bug has been spreading there for nearly six weeks, according to experts. Trevor Bedford, an associate professor at the University of Washington, said that one of the state’s recent cases appears to be linked to a Snohomish County man who was identified Jan. 19 as the country’s first coronavirus patient, the New York Times reported. Bedford and a research team found similarities while comparing the genetic sequence of the two samples that indicated the recent case had been descended from the other, suggesting that there has been community spread throughout the region, the outlet reported.  I believe we’re facing an already substantial outbreak in Washington State that was not detected until now due to narrow case definition requiring direct travel to China,” Bedford tweeted. His findings come after officials confirmed a patient who died at a Seattle-area hospital was the first coronavirus death in the US. There were also two presumptive cases in the same suburb linked to a longterm care facility, Life Care Center of Kirkland. “In addition, over 50 individuals associated with Life Care are reportedly ill with respiratory symptoms or hospitalized with pneumonia or other respiratory conditions of unknown cause and are being tested for COVID-19,” Seattle and King County officials said.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Saturday that there have been 22 coronavirus cases detected across the country through the public health system. Meanwhile, there have been more than 86,000 people infected across the world and at least 2,900 deaths. 

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Suddenly Emerging Coronavirus 'Hot Zones' Across America Suggest The 'Big Event' Is Happening Now & Many Americans Still Don't See The Tsunami About To Crash Down Upon Them! | 3/1/2020 | Staff

Now over 2 months into the coronavirus outbreak that apparently began in China (though Russia's claims it was a US bioweapon, Dr. Francis Boyle's claims it is an offensive Chinese bioweapon and the possibility COVID-19 was engineered to be a depopulation weapon by the 'global elite' cannot be dismissed), we're getting new signs that it's full arrival in America is something the 'average American' is completely unprepared for and something that, should the worst case scenario unfold here, something that changes everything in America in 2020. With 'hot zones' beginning to break out in more than one location across the country where a person with no ties to China or someone who had recently been to China has caught the disease with the route of transmission being unknown, proving to us that if it can happen to one person, it can happen to many more, as we had asked within this February 13th story, how many more 'walking time bombs' are walking the streets of America having no clue that they've caught the virus, spreading it to others unknowingly?

ANP - Readers - 'preppers - America - Start

So with ANP readers and 'preppers' across America getting a head start and stocking up on a month's worth (or hopefully more) of food, water and other necessities before 'the real panic shopping' begins, we'll be taking a look in this story at all of the latest news and signs that nothing may be able to stop the spread of this outbreak in America and while praying for and working towards the best, preparing for the worst. According to this new story over at Market Watch, this coronavirus outbreak is driving massive sales of face masks, "I Survived Coronavirus 2020" t-shirts and the virus-themed online game 'Plague Inc' in which the players strategize how to bring about the end of human history...


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Luciferian Worship at the United Nations Will Usher in ANTICHRIST

On February 29, 2020 By Geri UngureanIn Antichristi system in UN agenda

This article was originally written in 2015. I believe that we are seeing God’s prophetic Word being fulfilled at such great speed – I felt the need to bring this piece back for the brethren to read and understand. Many believe that the U.N. is just a gathering of representatives from the nations of the world – who are there to keep peace among the nations. Brethren – this evil organization is not just anti-Israel, but they are guided by their deep belief in the New Age movement. They worship Lucifer, whom they believe is the enlightened one. This explains the bitter hatred of Israel and the Jewish people at the U.N. After all, Satan hates the Jews. The United Nations is waiting for a supreme teacher who goes by many names. We Christians call him by the name given to him by God Himself – and that name is Antichrist. Original article: Months ago, I wrote a two part article on the origins of the occult in the United Nations. I explained what is called the “Lucis Trust” and gave a brief history of Alice Bailey who was instrumental in bringing Luciferian worship to the U.N. In light of rapidly changing events concerning the United Nations; particularly the scheduled address by Pope Francis on Climate Change and world depopulation, I felt that it would be good to update the prior articles. Christians need to know what is happening and why it is happening. We need to be able to explain to the unsaved how the United Nations will be used by Satan to bring about the NWO – One World Government, and eventually the Antichrist himself. “Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God” (2 Thessalonians 2: 1-4). The Beginning Alice Ann Bailey, a leading disciple of the Russian theosophist Madame Helena Blavatsky, formed the Lucifer Trust in 1920. In 1922, the name was changed to Lucis Trust. I can only imagine that this was done after realizing that the name of Lucifer would certainly alarm many who read and love the Word of God. But make no mistake, the inner workings and thrust of this group remained the same. Madame Helena Blavatsky is known as the “mother” of the New Age movement and modern occultism. In her “Secret Doctrine” she taught that Lucifer was higher and older than the God of the Bible, and that Lucifer had to be sacrificed and sent to earth, because of the coming dogma of the Church. She taught that Satan was truly “good” and that he was known by many names, but mainly as God of Wisdom — the cosmic reflection of God. She also called him “Son of the morning” and in many writings, called him Son of God. After years of contact with her so-called spirit masters,( we know they are demons) Blavatsky published “Isis Unveiled” in 1877; a hugely successful writing, followed by “Secret Doctrine” in 1888. She also established an Occult magazine in London, called “Lucifer.” By this time, Blavatsky had acquired a huge following. EXPOSED! Lucis Trust President Speaks ~ Satan, Lucifer, & the UN While Christianity teaches that Lucifer is the essence of evil, the New Age teachers embrace him as enlightened, and one to be worshiped. As he is adored, our God is detested. In occultism and New Age philosophy, Lucifer is regarded as an agent of intellectual and spiritual freedom. We who are born-again from above, know that Lucifer was cast from heaven by our God, after Lucifer had determined to be like the most high God: “How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! [how] art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.” – Isaiah 14:12-15 Alice Ann Bailey received her knowledge from “Ascended Masters” departed spirits. As Christians, we know that these spirits are merely demons, doing the bidding of their master – the devil. We know that Lucifer’s name was changed to Satan after being cast from heaven, the Luciferians continue to refer to him as Lucifer. What does this have to do with the UN? The Lucis Trust has been for years, the philosophical and religious consulting firm to all members of the U.N. It is interwoven into the fabric of the United Nations, and done so in such a deceptive way. The average person knows little to nothing of the Lucis Trust. “We have meditations at the United Nations a couple of times a week. The meditation leader is Sri Chin, and this is what he said about this situation: “… The United Nations is the chosen instrument of God; to be a chosen instrument means to be a divine messenger carrying the banner of God’s inner vision and outer manifestation. One day, the world will treasure and cherish the soul of the United Nations as its very own with pride, for this soul is all-loving, all-nourishing, and all-fulfilling.” – Donald Keys, president of Planetary Citizens and author of Earth At Omega “The United Nations is steadily becoming the center of a syncretic new world religion, a weird and diabolical convergence of New Age mysticism, pantheism, aboriginal animism, atheism, communism, socialism, Luciferian occultism, apostate Christianity, Islam, Taoism, Buddhism, and Hinduism. The devotees and apostles of this new faith include the kind of strange admixture of crystal worshipers, astrologers, radical feminists, environmentalists, cabalists, human potentialists, Eastern mystics, pop psychologists, and “liberal” clergymen one would normally tend to associate with the off-beat, sandals-and-beads counterculture of the 1960s. But today’s worshipers in this rapidly expanding movement are as likely to be scientists, diplomats, corporate presidents, heads of state, international bankers, and leaders of mainstream Christian churches.” source

As frightening and bizarre as this all may seem to us, it makes perfect sense that Satan would establish an institution such as the U.N. to unleash his diabolical deception and delusion upon the lost world. It is said “Knowledge is power.” For believers, having this knowledge of the U.N., and what is REALLY happening there, will help us to discern the times, and perhaps even to open the eyes of some of the unbelieving unsuspecting world. “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” (Isaiah 5:20).

The Theosophical society’s mission is divulged in this statement: “To oppose every form of dogmatic theology, especially the Christian, which the Chiefs of the Society regard as particularly pernicious … to counteract, as far as possible, the effects of missionaries to delude the so-called “Heathen” and “Pagans” as to the real origin and dogmas of Christianity and the practical effects of the latter upon public and private character in so-called Christian countries.”-source

Satan has used God’s Word, but has twisted it and placed it upside down. Good is evil, evil good, just as the Prophet Isaiah said would happen. The Age of Enlightenment is seen by the elite as higher – loftier — more appropriate for a group of representatives from all over the globe. They look to their Ascended Masters for Enlightenment, not realizing that they are being played by their precious Lucifer. He is sending his minions of fallen angels (demons) to communicate with the leaders of mediation and psychic readings groups. Most people would be shocked to know that the U.N. is the largest gathering of Occult and New Age followers on the planet. Various quotes by Alice Ann Bailey on NWO:  “The new world order must meet the immediate need and not be an attempt to satisfy some distant, idealistic vision. The new world order must be appropriate to a world which has passed through a destructive crisis and to a humanity which is badly shattered by the experience. The new world order must lay the foundation for a future world order which will be possible only after a time of recovery, of reconstruction, and of rebuilding.” “In the preparatory period for the new world order there will be a steady and regulated disarmament. It will not be optional. No nation will be permitted to produce and organize any equipment for destructive purposes or to infringe the security of any other nation. The new world order must be appropriate to a world which has passed through a destructive crisis.” “We are concerned with only one subject, the ushering in of the new world order….the present world order (which is today largely disorder) can be so modified and changed that a new world and a new race of men can gradually come into being. Renunciation and the use of the sacrificial will should be the keynote for the interim period after the war (WWII), prior to the inauguration of the New Age.”

As you can see, clearly the goal of the United Nations is the establishment of the New World Order. This NWO sets the global stage for the coming of someone. We will see who this long awaited person will be.  For whom are they waiting? Knowing that the Lucis Trust was built upon a Satanic foundation, it is not difficult to surmise their ultimate goal. They are waiting for the “Lord Maitreya”, or as they call him “The Christ.” But don’t be fooled. This is beyond a shadow of a doubt not our Messiah, Jesus Christ.

Maitreya – A New World Order “This ‘end of an age’ inevitably produces a certain number of natural disasters such as floods and earthquakes, and we are seeing a dramatic climax in the number of disasters taking place around the world….Maitreya says: ‘The last time I came, as Jesus, it was written in the Bible that when I appeared again the very elements of nature would be disturbed.’ ” “…After the disasters have peaked there will come a period of calm -the violence and destruction will come to an end. As people gain awareness, their guilt will recede…”

Maitreya’s Mission, Volume Two, Benjamin Creme, Share International Foundation, 1993, pp186-187

When I read “their guilt will recede” I thought about the guilt of sin, and repentance. However, occultists do not speak of the need to repent of sin. They only speak of enlightenment. “The bible predicts many catastrophes in the book of Revelation, beginning with the polar shift of the sixth seal ( , Section II), and including a meteor impact into the ocean (8:8), major famines and plagues (6:8), intense heat from the sun (16:8), and many others.” These Occultists use the Word of God when it is convenient, but invariably change and corrupt it for their purposes. There are millions of people involved in New Age practices, worldwide. Kabbalah, practiced in Israel, and all over the world, is New Age. There are even well respected Rabbis in Israel who are known as “Kabbalist Rabbis.” Undoubtably, the Antichrist will be New Age. It is not surprising that Israel will be deceived by this man of perdition during the first 3 /12 years of the tribulation. source – Lord Maitreya’s predictions Maitreya predicts the collapse of the current financial system. “When the US’s “oasis of prosperity” begins to dry up, as it must in the current global financial crisis, stock markets in the West will plunge. This collapse will provide an opportunity for governments to re-evaluate their economic priorities, says futurist Benjamin Creme. The nations of the world will meet together to discuss how to cope with the future in an orderly fashion.” – from the Share International websites. –source This is absolutely counterfeit and demonic. All we need to know is found in the Word of God. Satan is desperate to deceive as many people as he can. He knows what our Word says about the End Times, but he also knows that there are more people who do not believe God’s Word than do believe it. He wants to keep it that way. Brethren, there is so much more to write, but this article would be immense. I encourage you to go to the sources referenced in this piece. There you will find names of individuals and corporations who take part in the Lucis Trust, and many of the names will shock you.

I felt an urgency to write about these things. We who love the Lord Jesus Christ, need to know how the Strong Delusion will come upon the peoples of the earth. Now, with Pope Francis becoming the key note speaker at the U.N. in September on so-called Global Warming, the plot certainly thickens. This Pope is also a true Marxist and believes in a “global political authority.” He believes in redistribution of wealth. Incredibly, he also believes in depopulating the earth by almost 95%! Remember, Pope Francis is a Jesuit. The Jesuits have been called the Vatican’s army. They never thought that one of them would become the Pope himself! We are all watching these events, but Christians know what God’s prophetic Word says. We are blessed who know THE TRUTH. JESUS is TRUTH. “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6)

DO NOT BE DECEIVED! How Can I Be Saved? Shalom b’Yeshua MARANATHA!

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United Airlines to cut more flights amid coronavirus fears

Posted on : March 2, 2020

United Airlines boss warns domestic and transatlantic flights will be cut after coronavirus fears leave planes empty of passengers

In an email to employees on Sunday, Oscar Munoz said the airline had been hit by sagging demand for flights as passengers avoid travel amid coronavirus fears

United already cut flights to Asia, mainland China and Hong Kong

On Friday, it then sharply slashed flights to Japan and South Korea

Short-term demand for its trans-Pacific routes was also down by 75%

This marks the latest blow for the airline industry as industry analysts warned that the impact of coronavirus on the airline industry was ‘worse than 9/11’

Coronavirus fears have intensified as the US recorded its first two deaths

United Airlines boss Oscar Munoz has said that the US airline will likely need to cut more flights as fears over the rapid spread of coronavirus are leaving planes empty. In an email sent to employees late on Sunday, Munoz said the airline had been hit by sagging demand for flights, as passengers avoid travel due to the coronavirus outbreak. ‘We are strategically managing our Atlantic and domestic service, mindful of travel directives from the federal government, fluctuating demand and of course, the advice of public health experts,’ the chief executive wrote. ‘Based on current trends, it is likely that additional schedule reductions will be necessary.’ United Airlines boss Oscar Munoz (pictured) sent an email to employees late on Sunday saying the airline will likely need to cut more flights as it had been hit by sagging demand for flights, as passengers avoid travel due to the coronavirus outbreak United had already cut flights to Asia and suspended services to mainland China and Hong Kong through April 30 and on Friday slashed flights to Japan and South Korea United had already cut flights to Asia and suspended services to mainland China and Hong Kong through April 30. On Friday, it then sharply slashed flights to Japan and South Korea. Munoz did not specify which routes would next face the chop. However, the Chicago-based company revealed last Monday that short-term demand for its trans-Pacific routes was down by 75% – excluding China where demand has almost disappeared. Among US airlines, United has the biggest international exposure, drawing about 40 percent of its revenues from overseas flights. The Chicago-based company revealed last Monday that short-term demand for its trans-Pacific routes was down by 75% – excluding China where demand has almost disappeared On Friday, United canceled its investor day that was set for March 5, saying it is not ‘practical to expect that it can have a productive conversation focused on its long-term strategy next week.’ That same day, it ended the day down 5.2 percent on Friday and down more than 22 percent over the last week. This marks the latest blow for the industry as industry analysts warned last week that the global coronavirus outbreak had left airlines some of the hardest hit. The reduction in global airline capacity, measured by how many seats remain grounded, is now greater than after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, according to the industry group IATA. After 9/11, airline revenue dropped an estimated $19.6 billion in 2002 dollars. The coronavirus crisis could cost the industry an estimated $29.3 billion in lost revenue for 2020, analysts said on Friday. This marks the latest blow for the industry as industry analysts warned last week that the global coronavirus outbreak had left airlines some of the hardest hit. A flight attendant from Denver with Frontier Airlines posted this photo of an empty plane on Wednesday as passengers avoid flying amid the global virus outbreak A traveler posted this picture from an empty flight on Tuesday They said countries with confirmed virus cases in excess of 90 — China, Italy, Iran, Japan, Singapore and South Korea — represent 25 per cent of global airline passenger numbers and 20 per cent of global passenger revenues. ‘Back after 9/11 at the end of 2001, it really took about nine months before we saw the industry recover from the impact of the events,’ said Wall Street Journal aviation correspondent Benjamin Katz. ‘Now, with the coronavirus, it’s a very different situation and it’s difficult to give an assessment, but analysts are expecting with the coronavirus this could actually last quite a bit longer,’ he continued. With the extent of the crisis still unknown, experts cautioned that the full impact on airlines remains to be seen. ‘If we look back in ten years time, will this be seen as a blip or a game changer?’ IBA Aviation Consultancy CEO Phil Seymour told the Journal. Several other airlines have been forced to cancel flights as the spread of coronavirus ramps up across the globe. Last week, Delta cut its South Korea flights in half, citing the outbreak and plummeting demand. Airlines have been forced to cancel flights as the spread of coronavirus ramps up across the globe. Last week, Delta cut its South Korea flights in half, citing the outbreak and plummeting demand Los Angeles International airport looks eerily quiet on February 27 as workers and passengers alike continue to take perecautionary measures against the spread of the virus South Korean soldiers wear protective gear spray disinfectant as part of preventive measures against the spread of coronavirus on March 2. Airlines are even feeling the squeeze on domestic US flights as companies reconsider the need for business travel and conferences. On Friday, Amazon deferred all non-essential travel, within the US and beyond, and Google set new restrictions for travel to South Korea and other places, as corporations moved to protect their employees from the spread of coronavirus. Canada’s TD Bank Group told Reuters it was suspending all non-essential business travel to China, Iran, Italy, Japan, South Korea and Singapore. Its peer Bank of Nova Scotia has also reportedly halted non-essential travel. JetBlue which flies in the United States, the Caribbean and Latin America, became the first US airline to offer waivers for all travel on Wednesday, announcing it would suspend change and cancellation fees for new flight bookings between February 27 and March 11 this year. Facebook also said it would cancel its annual developer conference in May because of the virus.

Coronavirus fears have intensified in recent days as the US has recorded its first two deaths from the disease and more than 89,000 people have been infected worldwide. Source: Read Full Article 

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Coronavirus Potentially Spreading for 6 Weeks in Washington

By Eric Mack | Sunday, 01 March 2020 01:59 PM

The coronavirus reportedly might have gone unreported and undetected for six weeks in Washington state, where the first U.S. death occurred this weekend and a nursing home has multiple cases. Genetic analysis from a Snohomish County carrier matches that of the first known carrier in the U.S., who traveled from China in January, according to The Washington Post. Researchers suggests the cases are a result of community transmission, which has been going for weeks. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee declared a state of emergency after a Seattle-area nursing home reported a 70-year-old woman and a 40-something care giver have contracted the coronavirus. Also, Saturday the first U.S. death came in Washington, a 50-something man with no recent travel or connection to those known to have been infected, but he did have underlying health issues, according to the report. The elderly and those with underlying health issues are most vulnerable to dying from the coronavirus, according to scientists. There have been around 3,000 deaths globally from the outbreak, although just one reported to date in the U.S. Related Stories:

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Last Updated : Mar 02, 2020 10:19 AM IST | Source: PTI

North Korea fires two unidentified projectiles: South's military

The two devices were fired eastwards over the sea from the Wonsan area on the east coast, the South's Joint Chiefs of Staff said. 

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Syria war: Turkey intensifies Idlib onslaught after air strike

1 March 2020

Turkey shot down two Syrian fighter jets on Sunday as it intensified military action in northern Syria.  The pilots parachuted to safety over Idlib province, where Turkish troops and rebels have been clashing with Syrian government forces. Turkey, which backs the opposition, said it had also targeted Syrian air defence systems and dozens of tanks. Tensions in Idlib escalated sharply last week when at least 33 Turkish soldiers were killed in an air strike. The incident sparked fears of a major escalation involving Turkey and Syria's main military ally, Russia. But, on Sunday, Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar said the country did not want conflict with Russia. "We expect Russia to stop the regime's attacks," he said in a televised statement. "We don't have the desire or intention to clash with Russia."

Brutal endgame in Idlib risks spilling over

Why does the battle for Idlib matter?

Dozens of Turkish troops killed in Idlib

Mr Akar dubbed the latest operation against the Syrian army "Spring Shield". He said it had destroyed a drone, eight helicopters, 103 tanks, as well as rocket launchers and other military equipment. He added that 2,212 members of the Syrian forces had been "neutralised", a term used to mean killed, wounded or captured. But the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a UK-based war monitor, said 74 Syrian government troops and pro-Damascus fighters had been killed since 27 February. The latest developments have strained relations between Ankara and Moscow. But Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is expected to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin next week. Meanwhile, the EU has called an emergency foreign ministers' meeting over the conflict. What's the context? Syrian government forces, supported by Russia, have been trying to retake Idlib from jihadist groups and Turkish-backed rebel factions. Idlib is the last Syrian province where Syrian rebel groups still control significant territory. The Syrian government advance has displaced nearly a million civilians who have fled to areas near the Turkish border. Turkey says it is already hosting millions of refugees and does not have the resources to let more enter. Turkey has some troops in observation points in Idlib under a 2018 agreement with Russia. President Erdogan had earlier threatened to confront Syrian government forces if they did not withdraw from positions near the Turkish observation posts.

The attack on Turkish troops last week came after Turkish-backed rebels retook the key town of Saraqeb, north-east of Balyun. Russia denies its own forces were involved in the fighting in the Balyun area. But Russia and Turkey are backing opposing sides in the civil war. Turkey is opposed to the government of Bashar al-Assad and supports some rebel groups. Russia has rejected calls in the UN Security Council for a humanitarian ceasefire in northern Syria, saying the only solution is to chase what it calls terrorists from the country. The Syrian government, which has regularly been accused of committing atrocities against civilians, says it is liberating Idlib from "terrorism". The Turkish and Russian presidents spoke by phone on Friday. They both expressed concern and agreed on the need for "additional measures" to normalise the situation. Why is Turkey so deeply involved in Syria? Its long border with Syria has brought it into close contact with the civil war and its strong opposition to the Assad government has made it a natural destination for refugees. But President Erdogan has said it cannot deal with the amount of people fleeing the civil war. Turkey has vowed to open its doors for migrants to travel to the EU. Turkey is also actively trying to prevent Syria's Kurdish community establishing control over the border region, fearing that this would encourage Kurdish separatism within Turkey itself. It has been accused of seeking to drive Kurds away from the border in order to establish a safe area within Syria to rehouse two million of the refugees it is hosting. 

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Police fire tear gas at migrants trying to enter Greece from Turkey

By Zack Budryk - 03/01/20 04:19 PM EST

Greek police at the nation’s border with Turkey fired tear gas Sunday on migrants who attempted to cross the border after Turkey relaxed restrictions on their movement. Witnesses told Reuters police deployed tear gas against hundreds of migrants, many of whom were throwing stones, at the border crossing by the northeastern Greek town of Kastanies, according to the news service. Turkey announced late last week that it would no longer restrict asylum seekers passing through Turkey from traveling to Europe, which the nation previously agreed to under a 2016 agreement with the European Union, after 33 Turkish soldiers in northwestern Syria were killed in an airstrike. Ankara has also threatened to relax restrictions if the EU was not speedier in deliver of promised funds to deal with the influx of refugees, according to Reuters. EU officials have called for emergency meetings of migration ministers, while Frontex, the EU’s border enforcement agency, said negotiations with Greece to help add to its border defense are ongoing. Greece was the primary point of entry for asylum seekers into Europe during the 2015-2016 migrant crisis and tens of thousands remain in squalid conditions in crowded camps on the Aegean islands, according to Reuters. Greek officials have accused Ankara of aiding and abetting the migrants, with deputy defense minister Alkiviadis Stefanis telling Skai TV “Yesterday there were 9,600 attempts to violate our borders, and all were dealt with successfully … not only are they not stopping them, but they are helping them.” 

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Behind the Scenes with Celeste

by Celeste Solum February 24, 2020


Your data is the new oil of the emerging final empire of Global Governance. Using the Novel Corona Virus the "Regulators" are going to get your data if you travel and use enforcement measures if necessary to pry privacy from your hands whether you are alive or from your cold, dead hands. It begins with airlines and as the virus moves through the population, it will expand. This is in the pipeline: CDC requires airlines to collect and submit via electronic means to CDC, beginning within 24 hours of an order from the Director, certain data regarding passengers and crew arriving on flights arriving in the United States from foreign countries. CDC believes that this is the only mechanism by which it can efficiently obtain the information it needs for a public health response to outbreaks of communicable disease and that current regulatory requirements are not sufficient, especially in public health emergencies. CDC will exercise enforcement discretion where appropriate. We note that implementation of this interim final rule will entail technical and logistical difficulties for airlines. We are confident that all airlines will make every effort to comply with it. CDC, and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) more broadly, will in the exercise of its enforcement discretion take into account the good faith attempts at the compliance of any airline which may have difficulty in implementing the interim final rule in a timely fashion. Read more


If you die abroad from Novel Coronavirus or other reasons, can your remains come home?

In the regulatory pipeline:

HHS/CDC's role is to ensure that human remains imported into the United States do not contain a communicable disease or an infectious biological agent that could threaten public health. In recent years, HHS/CDC has received an increased number of notifications regarding the importation of body parts that are improperly packaged (e.g., contained in garbage bags or coolers susceptible of leaking fluid) or that lack proper documentation (e.g., importers stating only that the remains are to be used for “training.”). In some cases, importers have misrepresented the contents of the package or the remains were found to be leaking. Read more


Enhancing Privacy in Today's Internet of Things

People navigating the digital landscape of today's internet are bombarded with notices about how their data is being collected. But in the physical world — where the internet of things (IoT) technologies increasingly track our activities — few, if any, notices are provided. A team of researchers has created an app and an entire infrastructure to change that. Read more 

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Don’t Mess With God! The Seven Plagues of Communist China

Photo of David L Brockett David L Brockett February 25, 2020

Some Old Testament Smackdown

Depending on your religious background you may, or may not, remember the plagues of Egypt that befell the Pharaoh until he allowed the Israelites to leave. I’m guessing Xi must feel a little bit like the Old Testament Pharaoh, as calamity after calamity befalls his reign as China’s Central Party president.  To communists there is no God but the state, and Deities are not allowed to influence the party faithful. Religion is to be countered in any form. One of Chairman Mao’s Cultural Revolution goals was the eradication of all religion. Xi is certainly doing everything he can to accomplish that goal. Intensifying religious persecution of Christians and creating a new translation of the Bible, bringing it in line with Communism. Thus, the Plagues are falling upon their heads You can’t have a good biblical story without a central character working on behalf of God. Now, it may be pretty difficult to see Donald Trump as a savior come down out of the heavens, but he is the first president in many decades to sincerely promote Judeo-Christian values. Whether it’s his stance on abortion, or his determination to stop Muslims from destroying Israel, he stands tall with an unshakeable faith in God and this nation. Plague One 

President Trump’s election was Xi’s first test. The Chinese could no longer count on buying political and economic loyalty from Washington. Trump campaigned on reworking bad trade agreements, and he followed up immediately upon taking office.

Plague Two By taking a hard line on trade with China, Trump forced them to come to his terms, or pay dearly with tariffs. As Xi dragged his feet hoping Trump would be curtailed, or our economy would suffer from the tariffs (it didn’t), China’s economy began to tank. Eventually they gave in to Trump’s “America First” demands.

Plague Three

Enter the Army Worm and its Moth which has decimated hundreds of thousands of acres of corn and sugar cane. This creature can fly sixty miles in a night, carrying with it total destruction of crops. Xi was too slow to respond and now it has to run its course, forcing China to import almost all of their corn from the US.

Plague Four

African Swine fever has killed over half the pig population in the country. Pork is a staple for China, and they have had to kill hundreds of thousands of these animals to try and keep it contained. Once again they are now having to import pork from the US and other nations.

Plague Five

Rebellion in Hong Kong spreading to the mainland is one of the Central Party’s biggest fears. The Democracy movement threatens the foundation of the Communist Party. Once their people taste freedom, it will be hard to bring them back. The internet and social media make it impossible to completely contain the movement. Few outside of China realize this, but China depends on their military strength more to control their own people, than for defense. As long as there is a modicum of contentment among their 1.4 billion people, the Party is safe. Add stresses like we’ve already mentioned, and you have a potential powder keg.

Plague Six

Coronavirus is bringing sickness and death as it spreads across all of China and neighboring communist countries, revealing how inept dishonest, and powerless the Central party is. By now the Chinese people realize it was their own government, not a food market, responsible for this killer virus escaping. As the pandemic worsens, the government has increased controls over the populace. Meanwhile, government goons have been looting village markets, taking what few supplies remain, and causing more discontent and rage.

Plague Seven

Unemployment and hunger have followed their faltering economy. Transportation of goods across China is restricted and villages have become isolated, creating scenarios like what came to light this week as scientists sell lab animals to people for food. With no work for their people, and no goods to export, China will have to come up with the money to bail out their industries and either forgive individual debts or suffer massive bank defaults. Consequences of the Coronavirus are coming to light. The American people (and the world) now realize how dependent they are on China for pharmaceuticals and other products. This will lead to an immediate drawback of manufacturing to the US and other countries, something President Trump has advocated from day one. Trump outraged that his order to leave coronavirus-infected Americans in quarantine aboard luxury liner IGNORED as they were flown back to the USA, cross-infecting other air passengers Chinese officials loot local stores for supplies, leaving citizens empty handed… this same scene may be coming to your nation soon 7 NWO Agendas Accompanying the Coronavirus Outbreak Add the world-wide economic devastation brought on by this pandemic—the weeks lost in Chinese manufacturing and exporting materials to other dependent nations, and what will evolve is a decentralization of manufacturing—away from China. China’s “Belt and Road” plan, luring other nations into financial dependence, won’t work without the wealth to pull it off. For at least a decade China will be tightening its belt on a long road to recovery as they watch billions of dollars in potential trade go out the window. Imagine what kind of shape the US would be in during the global crisis, had Hillary Clinton been president! While you are here, take a minute and click one or both of the links below and visit our sister sites for “fresh daily” news and opinion. We appreciate our loyal readers! DC Dirty Laundry and DC Clothesline

David Brockett is a Vietnam Veteran and former Marine aviator. He writes fiction and historical fiction, as well as articles on politics, religion, gun-rights, preparedness, and current events. For more articles from this author visit these sites: David L Brockett 

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A Flashback to Ancient Egypt:


Hi Darrin,


Luke 21:25-26 King James Version (KJV)

25 And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;

26 Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. 

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Thousands of people queue to buy face masks in astonishing drone footage from South Korea as the country is gripped by coronavirus outbreak

South Korea has highest number of coronavirus cases outside China, at 830

City of Daegu is at the centre of the outbreak after disease spread among a cult

Hundreds of people were pictured queuing up to buy face masks in the city

President Moon Jae-in declared a national 'red alert' on Sunday as daycare centres were shut, school holidays extended and public gatherings banned

By Chris Pleasance for MailOnline Published: 06:35 EST, 24 February 2020 | Updated: 12:35 EST, 24 February 2020

Thousands of people have been filmed queuing up to buy face masks in the city at the centre of South Korea's coronavirus outbreak. A long line of people snaked out the doors of a supermarket in the city of Daegu on Monday as people tried to protect themselves against the spread of the disease amid fears of a global pandemic. South Korea now has the largest number of confirmed cases outside of mainland China after infections spiked at the weekend, standing at 830 by Monday morning Eight people have also died from the disease in the Asian country. The astonishing scenes outside the supermarket were captured by South Korean newspaper Maeil Shinmun. More than 140 of South Korea's new cases were in and near Daegu, the city of 2.5 million people where most of the country's infections have occurred. Five of the deaths were linked to a hospital in Cheongdo, near Daegu, where a slew of infections were confirmed among patients in a psychiatric ward. While officials have expressed hope they could contain the outbreak to the region surrounding Daegu, some experts noted signs of the virus circulating nationwide. They pointed to a number of cases in the capital, Seoul, and elsewhere that were not immediately traceable. 'In Daegu, the number of new cases that are being confirmed by tests is quite large, and if we fail to effectively stem community transmissions in this area, there would be a large possibility (that the illness) spreads nationwide,' South Korean vice health minister Kim Gang-lip said. He said that health officials plan to test all of the city's residents exhibiting cold-like symptoms, which he said would be about 28,000 people. Health workers are also screening some 9,000 followers of the Daegu branch of the Shincheonji Church of Jesus, where a woman in her 60s attended two services before testing positive for the virus. Of the country's 161 new cases, 129 were related to the church. Officials are also investigating a possible link between churchgoers and the spike in infections at a hospital in nearby Cheongdo. Worldwide, cases have now topped 80,000 with more than 2,600 deaths as experts warned the globe is on the brink of a pandemic. A pandemic occurs when the same disease threatens different parts of the globe simultaneously. Until this weekend, the spread of coronavirus had been largely isolated to mainland China, with most foreign cases being linked to travellers from the country. But a wave of infections in northern Italy - which has been placed on lockdown - and in Iran, where 50 deaths were reported Monday, suggested the disease was spreading freely elsewhere. Several countries reported cases connected to travel to Iran.

Kuwait confirmed its first cases on Monday in three people who had travelled from Iran, while Bahrain and Iraq reported their first cases, also linked to Iran. The United Arab Emirates said new cases there included Iranian tourists. A number of countries have closed their borders with Iran or effectively barred travellers from there, a similar step to the actions numerous countries have taken to ward off the spread of the illness from China. On Monday, Italy's northern Lombardy region, which includes the nation's financial capital, Milan, reported the death of the fourth victim. Authorities said they had registered 38 more cases beyond the 152 reported nationwide late on Sunday, bringing Italy's total to at least 190. Venice, which is full of tourists for carnival events, reported its first two cases. As Italy scrambled to check the spread of the virus, authorities announced that all carnival events had been called off as well as major league football matches in the stricken region. Cinemas and theatres were also ordered shuttered, including Milan's legendary La Scala. Warning that China's virus epidemic is 'still grim and complex,' President Xi Jinping called for more efforts to stop the outbreak, revive industry and prevent the disease from disrupting spring planting of crops. Mr Xi defended the ruling Communist Party's response as 'timely and effective' in a video conference with officials in charge of anti-disease work, according to the official Xinhua News Agency. 

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Put your money, your time, your efforts into what I tell you to do, for I will cause you to have a victory such as you have never seen. And it shall be so clear, yes; it shall be so clear what you are all to do. Yes, for I shall speak to you, my power shall be awesome and miracles shall come to pass. It shall not be the fake gold or the fake feathers or the false shaking or the animal noises or the falling under the power and not coming away with permanent results or changed lives. My prophetic shall speak concerning things to come in a clear concise manner that no one shall want to miss or read second hand. For they will want to hear it under the anointing of the prophets and to receive the anointing of the prophet that shall manifest miracles, signs and wonders. People shall now see the signs of the last days like never before. Not only in a strange and confusing weather, the heat, the drought, the floods, the forest fires, the volcanoes, lack of jobs, shortage of money, earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, sandstorms, straight wind, electrical storms, electrical shortages, hail, locusts, pestilence’s, the sicknesses, terrorists attacks, wars, the uniting of the false church under the false prophet, the rise of the anti-christ, the riots, the crime, the drugs, alcoholism, great open gay activities and movies, more open sex on TV, more street people, homeless, lack of crops, food shortages, great fear in those who do not know me. No peace as my word says for the world. The UN taking more control, martial law established, rationing and many more disasters that shall now begin to come. etc.

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Tuesday, 25 February 2020

One Maine Theme In February: (Apart from the coronavirus and locusts plagues) Floods. Flooding around the world broke record after record during the 2nd month of 2020

After months of bushfires drought and heatwaves, NSW receives record rainfall in February credit ABC


Torrential rain flooded Indonesia’s overpopulated capital on Tuesday for the second time this year, paralyzing wide areas and prompting rescue workers to evacuate people by boat from murky, brown waterways. Jakarta was hit by some of the heaviest rain since records began at the beginning of the year, causing floods that killed more than 60 people and displaced about 175,000. Several other minor floods have hit different parts of the city since. Indonesia’s weather agency linked the rains to tropical cyclones, but the agency head also said such extreme weather events were happening with greater intensity and more frequently. Jakarta and surrounding areas are home to more than 30 million people and extremely vulnerable to flooding. Parts of the city are below sea level and uncontrolled population growth has exacerbated the problem. Reuters


Massive mudslides and flooding in the Cusco Department of Peru have left at least 3 people dead, 20 missing and 300 homes destroyed. The tragedy follows weeks of severe weather in Peru. Days earlier at least 3 people died in flash flooding and mudslides in Tacna Department. Peru’s disaster authority, Centro de Operaciones de Emergencia Nacional (COEN), said that heavy rain caused a sudden increase of the Salkantay River, triggering flooding and mudslides in Santa Teresa district, La Convention province, Cusco, on 23 February 2020. Floodlist


Bolivians clean up after river flood forces evacuation The Bolivian town of Tipuipaya in the central region of Cochabamba was evacuated after intense precipitations led the Taquina River to overflow. Several residents trapped by the floods had to be flown out by helicopters. The area was affected two years ago by a similar disaster which was attributed to deforestation work carried out to clear out land to build housing. EuroNews


Flood warning: Swedish towns on high alert after rivers burst their banks. Halmstad in south-western Sweden has called for national aid as flood warnings rise to the highest level possible. A total of 15,000 sandbags and 1,500 metres of barriers were being sent to the Halland region by Sweden's Civil Contingencies Agency on Monday, as the region braced itself for rising water levels. The Local


Residents stranded after Cyclone Wasi floods rivers in Samoa. Some residents on the Samoan island of Savai'i are stranded due to rivers flooded by the weekend's Cyclone Wasi. Although there were no casualties or major building damage reported due to the cyclone, some rivers and roads remained flooded. The Samoa Observer reported two rivers on Savai'i, Mali'oli'o River and Sasina Fiord rose to dangerously high levels and have cut off-road access. Residents from Letui and Aopo - who attended a church gathering at Faletagaloa Safune on Sunday - were stranded and unable to travel home because the water at Sasina Fiord was so high after the heavy rain. RNZ


Streets of the capital were flooded up to 1.5 metres deep, causing severe traffic disruption. The severe weather also caused major damage to a newly built hospital in the city. Police in Malawi report that 3 people died in the Lilongwe River in the Kawale area of the city. Floodlist

South Africa

The government of KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) province in South Africa reports that thunderstorms have caused widespread damage in the province, and one person has died in flash floods. KZN Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Cogta) said it has dispatched disaster management teams to several areas in the province following severe thunderstorms. The storms uprooted trees, damaged roofs and caused localised flooding in multiple locations across the province. Cogta said Disaster Management teams responded to a number of incidents in Umuziwabantu, Umgeni, Ndwedwe, Umvoti, Kokstad, Umzumbe, Newcastle, Ubuhlebezwe and Umzimkhulu municipalities. Floodlist


Last week, days of heavy rain caused rivers and dams in Mississippi and Tennessee to rise, prompting evacuations and some flood rescues. Among the worst-hit areas in Jackson, Mississippi, where the Pearl River exceeded Major Flood stage and reached 36.67 feet on 17 February 2020, its third-highest level on record. The state government of Mississippi moved quickly in anticipation of the flooding and declared a state of emergency on 15 February. Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves said: “This is a historic, unprecedented flood. With projections showing the potential of this being the 3rd worst flood in our state’s history, I’ve declared a state of emergency to deploy the necessary resources to take care of all Mississippians impacted…Protect yourself and your family — have a plan in place and evacuate if and when you are asked.” TBW


Last week Storm Dennis Bomb Cyclone Update: Record wind gust of 255.6 km/h (159 mph) hit Iceland: The Met Office issued a 'Danger to life' warning: 2nd most intense storm in the North Atlantic ever: All-time-lowest pressure on record for a North Atlantic storm. Two people drowned as Storm Dennis brought more chaos to North-Western Europe with 70mph winds and further flood misery and hundreds of flights were cancelled. The Army was drafted into towns still reeling from last week's Storm Ciara. The powerful cyclone combined forces with another intense storm currently that pounded Iceland and Greenland, bringing extreme waves and hurricane-force winds. This storm-battered northwestern Europe just days after Storm Ciara pounded several countries with high winds and torrential rain and killed at least eight people. Storm Dennis, named by the U.K. Met Office, rapidly intensified over the North Atlantic Ocean and the U.K and Iceland. It is the second most intense winter storm in the North Atlantic since records began more than 150 years ago. Already, the United Kingdom has received wind gusts as high as 87 mph and several inches of rain. TBW

European storms continue: the UK has 6 weeks rain in 24 hours: 15-meter / 50-feet waves hit Ireland and the UK: winds as high as 200 kph (124 mph): Up to 500,000 without power. A storm-battered Europe faced hurricane-force winds and heavy rains, killing at least seven people and causing severe travel disruptions as the latest storm moved eastward across the continent and bore down on Germany. After striking Britain and Ireland on Sunday, the storm moved on, leaving a trail of damage including power cuts for tens of thousands of homes across Europe. A woman and her 15-year-old daughter died in Poland after the storm ripped off the roof of a ski rental equipment building in the mountain resort of Bukowina Tatrzanska and sent it hurtling into people standing near a ski lift, police said. Three people also were injured in the incident. TBW


The homes and businesses flooded in the UK are now in the thousands after three once-in-a-lifetime storms have hit the UK in the first two months of 2020, with yet another storm rolling in from the Atlantic today. Almost 2,000 homes had been flooded by Storm Dennis more than a week ago, and the rain has been relentless since last October.

More people have been rescued by fire crews as river levels continue to rise in Shropshire. Two severe "danger to life" flood warnings are in place for the River Severn at Shrewsbury and Ironbridge. Shaun Davies, leader of Telford and Wrekin Council, said it looked "like the barriers will be breached at some point over the next 24 hours". Shrewsbury's three main shopping centres have been closed "for the safety of staff and customers". TBW


There are currently two tropical systems along northern Australia, the Severe Tropical Cyclone #Ferdinand and remnants of the Tropical Cyclone #Esther. Both look quite interesting on the satellite. While Ferdinand is very intense and should remain over the open waters this week, remnants of Esther are likely to organize back into a Tropical Cyclone when it ejects back to the sea this weekend. SWE  After months of heat, drought and bushfires New South Wales was battered by rain, wind and flooding which plagued the state on the 11th of Feb. Sydney suffered the worst downpour in recent history. At least 134,000 NSW households were left without power on as utility companies scrambled to deal with the rain, wind and flooding plaguing the state. Ausgrid tweeted Sunday night that power was out for more than 110,000 of its customers across Sydney, the Central Coast and Newcastle." Crews worked in the rain and storms to make areas safe and restore power. TBW


Heavy rains pummeled the Egyptian capital of Cairo and other parts of the country Monday, causing massive traffic jams and flooding on many key roads. The downpour also forced authorities to suspend classes the following day at schools and universities across the country, from Alexandria in the north to Aswan in the south. Egyptians shared scenes of the rain and flooding on social media, including submerged cars and snarled traffic. Parts of Cairo were left impassable, and trucks were seen fanning out to drain water from flooded areas of the city, home to some 20 million people. People also took to social media to criticize the government's lack of preparedness for the downpour. Nearly every year, the capital or other major cities are crippled by flooding from a rainstorm. Last October, heavy rains left eight people dead. RSOE 

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Terrorism-Linked CAIR Protests My Scheduled Talk at US Army War College — Again

02/24/2020 by Raymond Ibrahim

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (“CAIR”)—also known as an “unindicted co-conspirator” in the largest terrorist funding case in U.S. history and a designated “terrorist organization” for nations allied to America—is again vehemently protesting my forthcoming appearance at the U.S. Army War College, urging the latter to “reconsider its decision and disinvite Ibrahim,” since my presentation will no doubt be “hypocritical, ahistorical and hateful.” This, of course, is all déjà vu—a repeat of events from eight months ago. As CAIR itself notes in its new press release, which appeared on February 21, 2020,

Last summer [June 2019], CAIR and its allies launched an online campaign highlighting Ibrahim’s Islamophobic views and their negative impact.

Led by CAIR-Philadelphia and MPower Change, and supported by Community Responders Network, About Face, and Common Defense, the campaign drew more than 1800 signatures and received widespread support from its interfaith allies.  The referenced “petition” (see here) was essentially a hysterical screed; it claimed that if I, a supposed “racist” and enabler of “white nationalism”—despite my Egyptian heritage—am given a chance to speak before a supposedly already “racist” U.S. military, I would incite American servicemen to randomly start murdering Muslims both at home and abroad (see near the middle of petition).  In retrospect, it’s interesting to learn now that this CAIR/MPower petition from last summer received a mere 1,800 signatures—despite its insistence that supporters sign it. By contrast, the much more reputable National Association of Scholars, which delivered a petition in my support to the White House, received three times as many signatures (5,349), many from well-respected scholars affiliated with numerous universities.

CAIR’s new press release continues by boasting how,

Last year, the college postponed a similar speaking engagement with Ibrahim in response to widespread criticism [a false claim based on the paltry numbers above]. In response to postponement of his 2019 lecture, Ibrahim restated his bigoted claim that “Islamic terrorism and ‘extremism’ are intrinsic to Islam, and have been from its first contact with Western civilization in the seventh century.” Yes, I restated this fact (not a “claim”) because it is true—whether or not CAIR whines, and whether or not I speak here or there. Temporal circumstances have no bearing on the articulation of transcendent truths.

CAIR continues:  Ibrahim’s writings advance a discredited theory known as the “Clash of Civilizations” and argues that “Islam and the West” have been engaged in a centuries-long war. The lecture is based on Ibrahim’s 2018 book “Sword and Scimitar: Fourteen Centuries of War between Islam and the West.” That book promotes the unsubstantiated thesis that Islam, since its beginning, has “terrorized the West.” For the record, my lecture will revolve around my book, per the War College’s request—hence why CAIR regularly targets it. As such, here one must ask: if the book’s findings are so “unsubstantiated,” why does CAIR fear it so much? Does CAIR have such a low opinion of the intellectual capacity of the U.S. Army War College and its students, as to expect them to believe anything they are told, without adequate evidence? Or could it be that CAIR is terrified at just how well-documented and substantiated the book’s thesis really is—so that, once made known, there is no rebutting it? Rather tellingly, for example, in none of CAIR’s and its allies’ long press releases and screeds—past and present—do they once highlight a certain passage or excerpt from Sword and Scimitar to support the accusation that it “is based on poor research.” The reason is simple: although long suppressed, the history presented in the book—and which will be presented in condensed form at the War College lecture—is ironclad, verifiable, and beyond well documented; with about a thousand end-notes, the 352-page book is heavily based on primary sources, many of which are Islamic, and from eyewitnesses. And this history makes abundantly clear that—to reiterate my supposedly self-incriminating words—Islamic terrorism and extremism are intrinsic to Islam, and have been from its first contact with Western civilization in the seventh century. Think of the atrocities committed by the Islamic State but on an exponential scale—and for over a millennium—bombarding every corner of Europe, and even America, so that the latter’s very first war as a nation was with jihad-practicing Muslims. These facts are precisely what CAIR is afraid of. As such, and because CAIR concludes its press release by urging its followers “to call the U.S. Army War College at 717-245-3972 to register their concerns,” so too do I conclude by saying that, if you disagree with CAIR, call that same number and voice your concerns against those who would quash free speech on Islam at such a critical juncture as this. 

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Ancient woman with ‘ALIEN-LIKE' SKULL unearthed in Russia (VIDEO)

24 Jan, 2019 19:14 / Updated 1 year ago

The remains of a woman, believed to be from antiquity, with an elongated alien-like skull has been found during excavations of an ancient burial site in southern Russia. Since 2017 bones belonging to humans and numerous wild and domestic animals, along with a large number of ceramics, ornaments and bronze arrowheads have been discovered at the remarkable Gamurzievsky settlement in the city of Nazran, Ingushetia. However this week’s discovery of a woman’s skeleton – which dates back to between the 4th and 6th century – is particularly unique because of the fascinating intentional deformation of her skull and neck. The practice of changing the shape of one’s head, scientifically known as artificial cranial deformation (ACD), is a known tradition among many peoples of the world. Today, the result resembles Hollywood’s perception of what a alien from outer space might look like.  “History knows many examples of purposeful change in the shape of the head,” said a representative from the Yevgeny Krupnov Archaeological Center carrying out the dig. Skulls were elongated from infancy using rings and repeated bandaging for the first few years of life as a sign of a special status to command certain privileges in society. Remains of elite ancestors from various tribes including the Sarmatians, Alans, Huns have also been found to have elongated skulls. Last year scientists finally identified the 1,500-year-old remains of several high-ranking “treaty brides” from Bulgaria and Romania discovered with tower-shaped skulls. In Peru some 38 high-ranking members of the pre-Inca population were also found with teardrop-shaped heads that represented their prestige and social rank. 

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For many signs are in the sky, many things I am doing that the world may see and know and understand the hour is very late. etc

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Meteor Fireballs Explode in the Night Sky Over Spain, Russia and the Caribbean (Videos)

By MeteorShowerTonight - February 25, 2020

The sky is on fire!

Within the last few days, large meteor fireballs have been caught disintegrating in the sky over Spain, Russia and the Dominican Republic. Here are the videos: Bright fireball explodes over Andalusia on February 23, 2020 The sky event lit up the night sky on Feb. 23rd, around 00:22 a.m. local time. According to first measurements it was generated by a rock from an asteroid that hit the atmosphere at about 43,000 km/h. The disintegration began at an altitude of 70 km over Almería (Andalusia) and ended at 29 km over the Mediterranean Sea. Cameras at Calar Alto (Almería), Sierra Nevada (Granada), La Hita (Toledo), and Sevilla recorded the bright meteor disintegration. On Feb. 18th and 19th, two other bright space objects were reported shooting across the night sky of Andalusia. Huge meteor changes night into days in Karelia, Russia on Feb. 21st A huge meteor fireball changed night into day on February 21, 2020 at 4:35 local time in the Segezhsky district of the Russian Republic of Karelia. A loud booming noise was heard after the bright flash of light. Large fireball over the caribbean on February 11, 2020 On Feb. 21st, a small space rock exploded over the Caribbean. The explosion was so bright it was captured by cameras in Puerto Rico: As well as an all-sky camera operated by the Sociedad de Astronomia del Caribe in Puerto Rico: According to satellite pictures, the bright meteor disintegrated over the Dominican Republic at 07:30 UTC (Feb. 21st): I bet there is a good change of finding some meteorites. What do yout think? Here the next meteor showers that will light up the night sky in February 2020: Meteor showers in February 2020. Sorry I am a bit late for February... But here are the meteor showers you will see peaking in the February sky as of tomorrow night. Enjoy the shows! Manuel Chi Capricornids, minor, peaks on February 13... See More Keep your eyes to the sky and send us your meteor fireball videos. 

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Scientists Discover How Earthquakes Distort Earth's Gravity - Report

While the researcher’s findings may eventually help predict the emergence of such destructive phenomena as tsunamis, the new study’s coordinator warns that there’s still plenty of work to be done.  It appears that researchers at the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences have come up with a concept that might help improve mankind’s capability to detect earthquakes early. According to a GFZ news release published by EurekAlert!, this new algorithm is based on the fact that earthquakes emit the so called Prompt Elasto-Gravity Signals (PEGS), that are essentially "sudden changes in gravity caused by a shift in the earth’s internal mass", which travel "at the speed of light"much faster than seismic waves whose speed is only about 8 kilometers per second. Therefore, if one was able to detect these signals, it would be possible to detect earthquakes before the arrival of the destructive tremors or tsunami waves. "Since the gravity that can be measured locally depends on the mass distribution in the vicinity of the measuring point, every earthquake generates a small but immediate change in gravity", scientific of the new study Rongjiang Wang explained. The algorithm devised by Wang’s team allows calculating "PEGS signals with high accuracy and without much effort for the first time", with Sebastian Heimann, data analyst at GFZ, revealing that they first applied said algorithm to the 2011 Tohoku earthquake in Japan where "measurements on the strength of the PEGS signal were already available", and "the consistency was perfect". The researchers hope that, in the future, examining the changes in gravity caused by earthquakes might help determine whether these tremors may cause a tsunami, for example. As Wang himself has noted, however, there’s still plenty of work to be done, as "today’s measuring instruments are not yet sensitive enough, and the environmentally induced interference signals are too great for the PEGS signals to be directly integrated into a functioning tsunami early warning system." 

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Tamu Massif even more massive: world’s largest volcano almost same size as Japan, widest in solar system

Joint China-US team hails its birth as one of the most spectacular events in earth’s history, says it is larger than Olympus Mons on Mars by surface area, describes its creation as ‘a miracle’

Stephen Chen in Beijing Published: 8:31am, 24 Mar, 2016

The biggest volcano on earth is larger than was previously thought, with a surface area unmatched by any in our solar system, according to a joint study by researchers from China and the United States.  They hailed its birth as one of the most spectacular events in the history of our planet, and a “miracle” of creation given its rarity. Tamu Massif, an extinct submarine shield volcano formed about 145 million years ago during the Late Jurassic period, is located 2 kilometres below sea level between Japan and Hawaii in the Pacific Ocean. Although there is still some dispute as to whether it can be classified as a single volcano, the possibility of this was first suggested in September 2013 and corroborated by William Sager, a marine geophysicist from the department of earth and atmospheric sciences at the University of Houston. But after analysing more seismic data and mapping the volcano’s underlying structure, the same team found they may have underestimated the volcano’s actual size. They put the total area of the Shatsky Rise, an elevated oceanic plateau created after the Tamu Massif erupted, at 533,000 sq km. Tamu Massif is the largest mountain on the Shatsky Rise. Previously, the volcano was considered to be smaller overall by 20 per cent than Olympus Mons on Mars, long hailed as the largest volcano discovered in our solar system. Tamu Massif reaches a height of 4km while Olympus Mons is 22km WATCH: Dr William Sager returns to Tamu Massif in October 2015 But the new study, led by the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ South China Sea Institute of Oceanology in Guangzhou, in southern China’s Guangdong province, claims that the surface area of Tamu Massif should now be 80 per cent larger than its Martian relative. “Tamu Massif created a much wider dome. It surpasses every other known volcano in the solar system in terms of surface area,” said Dr Zhang Jinchang, lead scientist of the new study, adding that it was hard to say for certain which one is larger overall in terms of mass. Tamu Massif is about the size of Japan, larger than Olympus Mons, Zhang said. The latest study was published in the journal Earth and Planetary Science Letters. Professor Jun Korenaga, a geologist at Yale University in the United States, co-authored the paper. Volcanos of such magnitude are extremely rare, and were previously considered impossible on earth. The largest active volcano today is Mauna Loa in Hawaii, which has a base measuring about 5,000 sq km. It is only one seventieth the size of Tamu Massif WATCH: the eruption of Hawaii’s Mauna Loa, the world’s largest active volcano Moreover, of the two ways volcanoes were known to be formed, neither was considered able to generate enough substance from the earth’s mantle - a silicate rocky shell measuring thousands of kilometres thick - to form one of such magnitude as Tamu Massif. Scab theory posits that a volcano is created after the earth’s crust is torn open by the shifting of tectonic plates, allowing lava to bubble up to the surface; pimple theory states that magma moves up through a tunnel in the crust and piles in a heap on the surface. “We are speculating that Tamu Massif may have been formed by the two mechanisms working together,” Zhang said. “The effect would be similar to pricking the same pimple with a knife again and again for several million years,” he said. “The chance of such an event occurring is very low - no more than one in a thousand, so it’s something of a miracle.” Tamu Massif became extinct sometime during the Early Cretaceous period, which ended 100 million years ago, meaning it “died” just a few million years after it was born. Fossils of marine creatures found in the underwater dome suggest its peak may, at the time, have been above the surface of the water. As such, dinosaurs could have witnessed its spectacular eruption. But Zhang said there is no chance of the volcano coming back to life. His study found that the Mohorovic Discontinuity (often abbreviated to Moho), a boundary between the earth’s crust and mantle, descended over 30km below the base of Tamu Massif. This would create an almost impenetrable barrier between deposits of magma and the ocean floor, he said. Professor Zhai Shikui, a marine geologist with the Ocean University of China in Qingdao, Shandong province, praised the study for mapping the internal structure of the Shatsky Rise for the first time, but said more solid evidence would be needed to support any claim that it is a single volcano. “Seismic analysis cannot completely rule out the possibility that [its] unique structure was created by more than one volcano. The most direct and solid evidence would need to be rock samples,” he said. 

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Wow: Trump Given Incredible Welcome in India

Leah Barkoukis @LeahBarkoukis Posted: Feb 24, 2020 8:10 AM

To say President Trump was welcomed in India is an understatement. While thousands of people lined the streets to greet America’s 45th president, that was just the beginning. Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke in Motera Stadium, the world’s largest cricket stadium, to an electrified crowd. The 110,000-seat arena was completely filled, and many were donning white caps that read “Namaste Trump” with the Indian and American flags on the brim. “The First Lady and I have just traveled 8,000 miles around the globe to deliver a message to every citizen across this nation: America loves India — America respects India — and Americans will always be true and loyal friends to the Indian people,” Trump said in Gujarat. He thanked India for the incredibly warm welcome they were given, saying they "will remember it forever." "From this day on, India will always hold a very special place in our heart," he said. The president is in the country to discuss bilateral trade and security issues. The trip comes amid a tit-for-tat trade dispute between the two countries. Negotiators worked to try to secure a deal before Trump's visit, but talks fizzled over India’s protectionist policies and a scope of differences including e-commerce and digital trade, according to a senior administration official who briefed reporters ahead of the trip. The U.S. wants more access to Indian markets on agricultural products and medical devices while India is aiming to restore its preferential status in a trade program for developing countries. Trump said he planned to continue trade discussions with Modi during his visit, calling the prime minister a "tough" negotiator. He said he planned to make a "very very major - among the biggest ever - trade deals," but added talks were in "the early stages. (USA Today) "I think that the Prime Minister and I can reach a fantastic deal that is good and even great for our two countries…except he's a very tough negotiator," Trump said.

The president also announced a $3 billion defense deal. “The United States looks forward to providing India with the best and most feared military equipment on the planet. We make the greatest weapons ever made – airplanes, missiles, rockets, ships. We make the best, and we are dealing now with India,” Trump said. “I am pleased to announce that tomorrow our representatives will sign deals to sell over $3 billion in the absolute finest, state-of-the-art military helicopters and other equipment to the Indian armed forces,” he added. As he wrapped up his speech, he again thanked the country for the "phenomenal welcome." "God bless India, God bless the United States of America. We love you India, we love you very much!" Catch up on the entire event below: 

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Julian Assange put US sources at ‘grave and imminent risk,’ prosecutors say

By Lee Brown February 24, 2020 | 12:23pm | Updated

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange needs to face justice in the US, because his leaks put secret sources at “grave and imminent risk” — with some even disappearing, prosecutors said during opening statements in his extradition case Monday. Assange’s attorney said in the UK court hearing that the journalist would not get a fair trial in the US, where he faces a maximum sentence of 175 years for violating espionage laws and poses a clear suicide risk. However, James Lewis, representing the US government, insisted Assange should not be protected as a free-speech champion but treated as a “straightforward” criminal who put lives at risk with “one of the largest compromises of classified information in the history of the United States.Assange’s work also helped America’s enemies — with WikiLeaks documents found in al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden’s compound after he was killed in Pakistan, Woolwich Crown Court was told. “What Mr. Assange seems to defend by freedom of speech is not the publication of the classified materials but the publication of the names of the sources, the names of people who had put themselves at risk to assist the United States and its allies,” Lewis told the court. Hundreds of people across the world had to be warned after the 2010 dump of hundreds of thousands of secret military documents and diplomatic cables, Lewis said. Some were relocated, while others “subsequently disappeared,” Lewis claimed, conceding that it had not been proven to be a direct result of the disclosures. It is not the role of the British court to determine whether Assange is guilty, he reminded the hearing. “This is an extradition hearing, not a trial,” he said. “The guilt or innocence of Mr. Assange will be determined at trial in the United States, not in this court.”

Assange watched the proceedings from the dock in the courtroom — brought there from Belmarsh Prison next door, where he has been held for 10 months. The hearing brought out a large show of support — so much so that Assange complained about not being able to hear all the testimony because of the chants from outside. Celebrity supporters there included fashion designer Vivienne Westwood, who wore a headband with the word “angel” on it and said she was “the angel of democracy.” “It is not a crime to publish American war crimes,” she said. “It’s in the public interest, it is democracy, that he is allowed to do this.” 

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Woman is diagnosed with coronavirus after testing negative EIGHT TIMES during quarantine

February 25, 2020 Express Informer

Hotel worker, 56, is diagnosed with coronavirus after testing negative EIGHT TIMES in 17 days during quarantine

The 56-year-old from Sichuan Province went into isolation earlier this month

Medical workers gave her eight tests, and none of them came back positive

She was found to be infected yesterday after doctors performed further tests

The incubation period is typically 14 days, but can be up to 24 days in rare cases

By Tracy You For Mailonline Published: 15:16 GMT, 25 February 2020 | Updated: 16:15 GMT, 25 February 2020

A hotel worker in China has been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus after eight consecutive tests failed to detect her condition when she was in quarantine, officials revealed. The 56-year-old from Sichuan Province went into isolation earlier this month after one of her colleagues had been infected with the virus, a report said. She was confirmed to have the deadly disease yesterday after being put under quarantine for three weeks. The 56-year-old woman from Sichuan was confirmed to have the deadly disease yesterday after being put under quarantine for three weeks. The above photo shows a woman wearing a mask and goggles to protect herself while riding a bicycle on a street in Beijing on February 25 The case was revealed by health officials in Anyue County, Sichuan, and reported by Sichuan Online today. It is said that the patient, known by her surname Tang, works in a hotel in Chongqing as a dishwasher. She returned to her hometown in Anyue on January 23 to celebrate the Lunar New Year with her family. After one of her colleagues was diagnosed with the coronavirus, Ms Tang was taken to a quarantine camp by the authority on February 2. The report said Ms Tang had visited her local clinic the day earlier but did not explain why she had gone there. The novel coronavirus has killed at least 2,705 people and infected more than 80,320 globally During February 7 and 23, medical workers gave her eight tests by taking throat swabs. The medics carried out nucleic acid detection tests using ‘polymerase chain reaction’ (PCR) techniques – a method for amplifying specific sequences of DNA – to see if Ms Tang was carrying the virus. All of the eight tests came back negative. The woman was classified as a suspected patient on February 16 while being quarantined at the People’s Hospital of Anyue County. She was transferred to the No. 1 People’s Hospital of Ziyang on February 21. Doctors there yesterday diagnosed her with the coronavirus after combining the results from further clinical and laboratory tests. The new coronavirus – known as COVID-19 – has killed at least 2,663 and infected more than 77,660 people inside China. The picture shows medics disinfecting themselves after coming back from the severe pneumonia inpatient wards at a hospital in Chongqing on February 1 Hubei, situated in central China, accounts for more than 80 per cent of the confirmed cases and 95 per cent of the deaths worldwide. The picture shows a medical worker treats a patient at an isolation ward at a hospital in Chongqing on February 1

The local health officials are currently looking for people who have been in close contact with Ms Tang.

The typical incubation period of the virus is two weeks, but Chinese experts previously said it could be as long as 24 days in rare cases.

The new coronavirus – known as COVID-19 – has killed at least 2,663 and infected more than 77,660 people inside China.

Hubei, situated in central China, accounts for more than 80 per cent of the confirmed cases and 95 per cent of the deaths worldwide.

Wuhan, the provincial capital with 11 million residents, went into lockdown on January 23 in the wake of the outbreak. The majority part of Hubei then followed suit.

Overnight, the Hubei health officials reported 499 new cases out of a nationwide total of 508 and 68 of the 71 new deaths across China.

Globally, the coronavirus epidemic has killed at least 2,705 people, infected more than 80,340 and spread to at least two dozen countries. 

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8,000 Californians Under "Self-Imposed Quarantine", South Korea Locks Down City Of 2.5 Million People: 

Virus Updates by Tyler Durden Tue, 02/25/2020 - 04:39  Summary:

Stocks slide as CDC releases new US case numbers

The number of cases worldwide topping 80,000.

Italy reports 7th death, 200+ confirmed cases

Spain reports 3rd case

WHO says outbreak not yet a 'pandemic'

WH reportedly considering expulsion of Chinese journalists in retaliation for WSJ reporters

US consulate in Milan temporarily halts visas

California has 8,000 under 'self-imposed quarantine'

CDC warns Americans against travel to South Korea

Italian finance minister suspends tax payments in virus-hit areas

First cases reported in Oman, Bahrain

WHO kowtows to China in statement

Wuhan issues order to loosen lockdown, then U-turns

NHC says outbreak is fading, though situation remains "grim"

2 new cases confirmed in Canada

China approves crackdown on wildlife trade after WHO says virus likely came from bats

Iranian lawmaker says more than 50 deaths in Qom; officials say 12

Hong Kong bars South Koreans

South Korean cases rise 60 to 893, Daegu city locked down.

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Update (2000ET): The number of cases worldwide topping 80,000...

In their latest update, South Korea has admitted 60 more cases, making a total of 893. And, as the virus spreads, South Korea is about to go 'full China' on its people as Yonhap reports the cities of Daegu and Gyeongbuk, where the virus is spreading rapidly, have been designated as special disease management areas for infectious diseases. Simply put, this means that, as Democratic Party spokesman Hong Ik-pyo explained, "A blockade is being considered by the government, and we are considering using some administrative power in areas such as movement."

Locals have called this a strategy to "enforce the maximum containment policy" - in other words, full lockdown of a city of 2.5 million people (the 4th largest in the country).

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Update (1845ET): The CDC has outmaneuvered the State Department and issued a travel warning on South Korea. CDC WARNS AMERICANS ON TRAVEL TO SOUTH KOREA

This just hours after President Trump tweeted that it's time to buy stocks because the crisis is under control.

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Update (1825ET): As we mentioned earlier, the state of California has thousands of individuals under a 'self-imposed quarantine'. But what, exactly, does this mean? As the SF Chronicle points out, this figure is up from 6,700 last week. The Press Democrat reports that all of the people under self-imposed quarantine recently visited China, but have no other connection to a sick individual, and have shown no other signs of the virus. These people returned to the US either on or after Feb. 2 as countries started tightening borders. While making a case for full-on quarantine might be difficult, Italy and SK have identified cases where the chain of infection is murky. Some haven't traveled abroad. Some visited hot zones weeks ago and are just beginning to show symptoms. It's certainly something to think about consider that, as we reported earlier, the CDC only has only tested about 400 individuals.

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Update (1745ET): Here's more news while we wait for the new China and South Korea numbers to hit.

In the latest virus-related update out of Europe, Spain just reported its third case, according to Spanish newspaper El Pais.

According the report, the individual is a "traveler" from Italy.


In other virus news, two companies, UAL withdrew its 2020 forecasts on Monday night, citing a "~100%" decline in near-term demand from China. Mastercard also forecast lower revenue growth, citing the virus impact.

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Update (1450ET): We spotted an interesting tidbit at the bottom of a recent update to the Monday's NYT coronavirus liveblog:

The new virus presents Europe with perhaps its greatest challenge since the 2015 migration crisis. It could test the principle of open borders within much of Europe and the vaunted but strained European public health systems. Could the outbreak present an opening for Matteo Salvini as he struggles to displace the Five Star-PD coalition and become prime minister? In a country as badly in need of revenue as Italy, it would take a true disaster to suspend tax collection. Alas, it looks like that has finally happened, as Italy's finance minister suspended tax payments in regions hard-hit by the virus.

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Update (1425ET): Following the CDC confirming 18 new cases in the US, including two that were non-Diamond Princess related, Canadian public health officials have just confirmed that two individuals have tested positive for the virus, bringing the total number of infected in the US's northern neighbor to 11, the Washington Post reports.

Like their American counterparts, Canadian officials insisted that the overall risk to the population remains "low".  In British Columbia, a man in his 40s tested positive for the virus, provincial health officer Bonnie Henry told reporters. He is a close contact of a woman who health officials said last week tested positive for the virus after traveling to Iran, and is in stable condition at home.

Henry described the woman’s case as a “sentinel event” because it indicated that there could be “more widespread transmission” of the virus since she had not traveled to China or its neighboring countries.

Earlier Monday, Eileen de Villa, Toronto’s medical officer of health, said that a woman in her 20s who recently traveled to China also tested positive for the virus. She arrived in Toronto on Friday and had spent some time in Wuhan, the city at the epicenter of the outbreak.

Earlier, WaPo reported that the White House is alarmed by gaps in the American supply chain that could impact the response to the coronavirus if the outbreak becomes an out-of-control catastrophe.

The US insists that all of the cases in the country so far were infected in China, excerpt for 2, according to the NYT:

All the new cases reported Monday occurred among people who were flown back from Asia to the United States by the State Department, the C.D.C. reported, and nearly all involve former passengers on the Diamond Princess cruise ship docked in Japan. They are in quarantine on military bases in California and Texas.

Twelve other cases occurred in people who had traveled to China, returned on their own and became ill after arriving back in the United States. Two of their close contacts also became infected.

Those 14 people are either isolating at home (under supervision from health officials), being treated at hospitals, or have already done so. Four of those infected people have recovered, been through the quarantine periods and are back out in the world.

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Update (1420ET): We're noting some new info from the CDC about the latest cases diagnosed in the US. Of the 14 non-Diamond Princess-related cases cited earlier, two of them are new: One is in Humboldt County, and the other in Sacramento County, both in California, per the Guardian.

The CDC added that it's preparing for outbreaks that could warrant the closure of schools and universities in the US.

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Update (1350ET): Reports claim Washington is weighing a decision to expel Chinese journalists after Beijing cancelled the press credentials of 3 WSJ reporters over an allegedly 'racist' opinion column.

In response to Beijing's decision, the State Department published an official condemnation. By expelling Chinese journalists, the US would be seeking to show Beijing that it won't stand idly by and tolerate these press restrictions. For President Trump, whose administration has been characterized by a deep and abiding animosity toward the press, it marks an unusual example of Trump siding with the American media. It also comes after the State Department last week designed five Chinese media organizations as "foreign missions": these included Xinhua and the PD. Also, it's notable that the meeting where the administration officials reportedly discussed the retaliation was led by Matt Pottinger, a deputy national security advisor and former WSJ reporter who is purportedly the administration's point man on Asia policy.  The administration’s options were to be discussed in a meeting of senior administration leaders at the White House later Monday led by Matt Pottinger, the deputy national security adviser who was once a Wall Street Journal reporter in Beijing, according to U.S. officials familiar with the deliberations.  There’s an intense debate over how severely to respond to the expulsions last week. Some advocate ordering dozens -- and perhaps hundreds -- of Chinese reporters to leave, while others say that’s not legally possible or in keeping with American values on freedom of the press, according to several of the officials.

While declining to comment on specific actions under consideration, John Ullyot, a spokesman for the National Security Council, said Friday that China’s move against the American reporters was an “egregious act.”

It's also notable that WSJ is owned by Trump ally Rupert Murdoch.

In other news, the American consulate in Milan has said it will halt visa approvals until March 2 as the outbreak in Italy worsens. Can't say we blame them: Here's an update of our chart of the cases in four of the countries with the largest outbreaks outside China. Update (1340ET): A Chinese airline is reopening domestic flights as Chinese officials start to lower their crisis-level outbreak standards, while UAL said Monday that it wouldn't cancel flights between the US and South Korea.

As China tries to encourage its people to get back to work, it looks like the CCP is now telling villagers that only obedience to The Party will cure the virus. Update (1220ET): US stocks took another leg lower, falling to their lowest levels of the session with the Dow down 1,000 points, following the latest headlines out of the CDC confirming 39 cases of the virus have been detected among the rest of the ~300 individuals from the 'Diamond Princess'.

The CDC reportedly opposed the State Department's decision to allow 14 individuals who were confirmed to be infected to travel on the evac flight after their cases were confirmed just before takeoff, thanks to one of the many botched, drop-the-ball moments attributed to Japanese health officials.

This is exactly what they warned about: In addition to the 14 people who were already infected, it appears another 25 were infected on the flight back - where the sick individuals were separated by the rest using duct tape and a thin tarp-like sheet.

That brings total US cases to 53.

Meanwhile, the CD isolated 14 cases outside those who caught the virus aboard the DP.


Six of these cases are believed to be in San Antonio, according to local press reports.

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Update (1215ET): Just figured we'd point out: While WHO warns that there's nothing to fear, Beijing is trying to force its population back to work after six provinces outside Hubei lowered their emergency ratings earlier. * * *

Update (1115ET): Shortly before it voted to postpone its annual national congress, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress in China passed legislation approving a crackdown on the illegal wildlife trade on Monday.

Though SJWs have insisted that criticizing Chinese practices like eating 'bat soup' is 'racist', WHO scientists warned Monday morning that initial research suggests that the virus was transmitted to the first human cases via consumption of a bat, or possibly a pangolin that had been exposed to the virus via a bat, WaPo reports. We published an explainer about how the wildlife trade, which has been illegal on paper for years, managed to flourish in the Chinese countryside as a king of grey market due to its immense profitability. Now, it appears local farmers will be forced to return to growing crops, a far less lucrative trade than hawking bats and snakes, apparently.

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Update (1015ET): As the White House prepares to request an emergency spending package from Congress as soon as this week - a package that could seek close to $1 billion, as we've previously noted - WHO's Dr. Tedros said during the organization's Monday morning press briefing that the outbreak isn't yet a true "pandemic" because the world hasn't seen "large-scale deaths". That's right: On the same morning that the Chinese government is marching people back to work, warning them that if they get infected, they're on their own, as if the entire country was one giant concentration camp, the WHO - which has repeatedly run interference for the regime - is insisting that the outbreak isn't really that bad. The cases in Italy and South Korea are definitely concerning he said, but are we seeing an uncontrolled outbreak? No. An Iranian lawmaker just blew the whistle on some 50 deaths in Iran, and now suddenly cases are popping up all over the Middle East and Europe, and the situation isn't really that bad. But Tedros says we're not witnessing "uncontained global spread" and that "using the word pandemic does not fit the facts. We must focus on containment while preparing for a potential pandemic." All nations battling the outbreak should prioritize three areas, Dr. Tedros added. These include: the safety of hospital workers, communities most at risk like the elderly, and others with co-occurring health conditions. "This is a shared threat," Tedros said. "We can only face it together, and we can only overcome it together." This comes nearly one month after the WHO declared the outbreak a global public-health emergency. And this is what the curve looks like for cases outside China: Nothing to see here, gentlemen. Please, focus on the excellent dip-buying opportunity in front of you.

Finally, repeating some of his florid praise from the early days of the outbreak, Tedros said "other countries need to learn from China's response". Which we presume means that medieval lockdown is the way to go - but if you can tweak one thing, maybe try to get on top of the situation a little sooner.

Meanwhile, as Stars & Stripes reported earlier, US soldiers in South Korea are doing everything in their power to prevent an outbreak on an American base - a huge risk for US national security officials and the Pentagon - after the widow of a retired soldier who recently visited stores on a base in the southeastern part of South Korea.

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Update (1000ET): Following this morning's WHO circle-jerk, where the team of foreign doctors and experts refused to challenge Beijing's narrative despite widespread skepticism and criticism of the government's early decision to censor information about the outbreak, the Global Times editor-in-chief has just declared that the "risk of the virus spreading widely in China" has passed. Update (0925ET): ANSA reports a 7th death in Italy as the situation looks increasingly grim.

Here's the latest chart: * * *

Update (0910ET): The coronavirus is already forcing Iranians to tweak certain practices, including their daily greetings. Meanwhile, the first indications that the virus has already spread from Iran to some of its regional neighbors have already emerged: Oman has reported the first two confirmed coronavirus cases. The two cases are individuals who recently visited Iran.

This follows Bahrain reporting its first case overnight. * * *

Update (0835ET): As the WHO team wrapped up its Monday press conference with what was essentially tantamount to a global confidence-building exercise in China's response, a senior official from China's National Health Commission said the coronavirus risk from Wuhan had gone 'way down.' Of course, if that's true, then why did officials cancel a planned easing of the lockdown? The official added that China has managed to stop the 'rapid rise' of infections in Wuhan, though they haven't stopped the epidemic yet, and that the situation remains "grim and complex" - as President Xi said over the weekend. Meanwhile, over in Italy, ANSA reports that a sixth person has died. Even more alarming for futbal fans across the country: Four Serie A matches were postponed on Sunday, while others on Saturday went ahead.

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When American traders logged off on Friday, they might have noticed a few suspicious headlines out of Italy reporting a sudden spike in cases. But anybody who spent the weekend away from their desks and Twitter might be surprised to find that the Europe's third-largest economy is now host to a genuine crisis. As we reported over the weekend, more than a dozen towns in Lombardy - the hardest hit region with 167 confirmed cases and 4 deaths - are on complete lockdown. According to the latest update, there are now 219 confirmed cases in Italy, as well as five deaths. Angelo Borrelli, head of the country's civil protection agency, said Monday during a press briefing that another 91 people are currently in isolation inside their homes. Following the weekend spike, Italy's neighbors are getting nervous. Austria is exploring border controls, though Germany said Monday that it's not currently considering closing its borders with Italy, an obvious attempt by the de facto leader of the EU to try and quell a continent-wide panic. Elsewhere, more countries are tightening restrictions on South Koera. Hong Kong on Monday declared that it would stop non-residents from South Korea from entering Hong Kong. This has sparked a bemused response from Hong Kongers on twitter: A recent poll showed that a majority of the people in Hong Kong don't trust the data provided by the Chinese government or the WHO.

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In Italy, it seems like most of the dead fit the profile of elderly patients with co-occurring health problems. One of the two most recent deaths was reported to be a man from the village of Val Alzano Lombardo. He died at the Papa Giovanni XXIII hospital in Bergamo, near Milan. The hospital said the 83-year-old man (reports on his age differ) had a serious underlying health problem, but it didn't specify what it was, according to CNN. As WHO officials finished off preparations for their big press conference Monday morning, Beijing announced that it would delay the National People's Congress, which had been set for early March. The move was telegraphed by leaked media reports well in advance. Officials said Monday the key political meetings, originally due to take place from March 5, would be rescheduled. Analysts said the government in Beijing was worried about the optics of holding a large-scale public event while millions are living under lockdown. We agree - that would not be a good look for the CCP right now, especially after all of those videos of police rounding up violators of the lockdown who were probably just trying to find something to eat. President Xi said one day earlier that China is in a "crisis" that would inevitably impact the country's economy. But whatever the fallout, he promised it would be brief and manageable. Following the departure of the WHO team from Wuhan, local authorities made an extraordinary decision: all of a sudden, the cities' most senior officials announced a loosening of the city's lockdown. Millions rejoiced. But they were soon disappointed: Because three hours later, the order was reversed, we assume, after Beijing caught wind of it. According to the SCMP, the retracted announcement was issued by a 'subordinate working group' that didn't have official approval from their superiors. The individuals responsible will be 'reprimanded'. The lockdown has been in effect since Jan. 23. The order would have allowed non-residents with no symptoms and no contact with infected patients to leave, a decision that would have freed thousands of foreign students. In other news, Guangdong, China's second worst-hit province, has downgraded its level of alert, with local officials saying the outbreak has mostly been contained to Hubei. As we reported last night, figures released early Monday in China reported 409 new cases of the novel coronavirus and 150 new deaths from the outbreak on Sunday. That brings the total number of confirmed cases to 77,150, with a death toll of 2,592 (which will be higher if the Iran deaths are confirmed). The majority of new cases, 398, were in Hubei. In Israel, PM Benjamin Netanyahu is fighting for his political future in a critical upcoming election that could see him jailed if he doesn't hang on to power. So the heavy-handed measures to contain foreigners suspected of carrying the virus are hardly a surprise. In the latest step to contain the virus, Israel will send hundreds of East Asian nationals back to their home countries in the coming days, according to the Israel Airport Authority. While Iran remains the epicenter of the outbreak in the Middle East, and several neighbors have already closed their borders, the first confirmed case was detected in Bahrain overnight. Now, just imagine if Trump did that. Vietnamese airline Bamboo Airways is suspending all flights to South Korea starting from Feb. 26. In closing, we bring you comments made by Warren Buffett in an interview with CNBC, a clip of which was released on Monday. The 'Oracle of Omaha' said the virus is 'scary stuff'. But it shouldn't impact humans' decisions about whether to buy or sell stocks, Buffett said, alluding to the old Ben Graham axiom that stocks should be bought and held based on the fundamental value of the underlying company. But as twitter's Mark Spiegel joked, Buffett's remarks had an unexpected connotation: 

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Three Earthquakes Rattle Dangerous New Madrid While Two Rare Tremors Hit Maine

By Strange Sounds - Feb 24, 2020

Yesterday, two rare earthquakes were felt in Maine. A few hours later, 3 other quakes hit within the New Madrid Seismic Zone. The New Madrid Fault is one of the most dangerous earthquake zone in the U.S. and is best known for its massive jolts in 1811-1812. In comparison, there are no known geologically active fault zones in Maine. So when a quake hit, it’s quite a sensation! Yesterday, both zones recorded minor but shallow tremors that were felt widely.  2 earthquakes near Sabattus, Maine The two earthquakes were felt and heard by residents of Sabattus and nearby cities, around 6 p.m. on Sunday evening. M2.2 – 1km WSW of Sabattus, Maine; reported by 180 people M 1.5 – 1km SSE of Sabattus, Main; reported by 13 people The depth of the strongest quake was just over 3 miles and this also the reason so many people felt it, despite its M2.2. Maine sits in the middle of the North American Plate, which slightly moves every year. The motion puts stress on the entire crust of North America and when it is released, it creates some small earthquakes and rumbling noises like those people felt and heard around Sabattus, yesterday. 3 earthquakes rattle the New Madrid Fault Zone Just a few hours later, 3 minor and shallow earthquakes also rattle the New Madrid Fault. 2 right in the ‘red zone’ of the fault line and one a bit aside.

M2.8 – 11km SE of El Dorado, Arkansas, reported by 18 people

M2.7 – 6km ENE of Malden, Missouri, reported by 11 people

M2.2 – 5km SSE of Manila, Arkansas, no reports

While those earthquakes aren’t extravagant at all, they just remind us that we are overdue for a giant eruption of this very active seismic fault zone. This means that a devastating ‘Big One’ could occur any time now. More earthquake news on Strange Sounds or Steve Quayle. [News Center Maine]

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etc. For the disasters that shall take place are many, the flooding shall be far greater than in times past, the mudslides far greater than in times past, the earthquakes shall be more numerous and far greater than in times past. The tornadoes, oh the savageness of the tornadoes that shall rip across the land, the straight winds, the hurricanes, the forest fires, the volcanoes shall erupt, the rising of the sea level that will be marked not in inches but in feet. etc.. 

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etc. Keep your eyes upon me, watch and listen, even as volcanoes begin to erupt, landslides and avalanches, flooding overseas, soon to America. But keep your eyes on the things that I have told you and realize that my church shall go through this time in great victory.

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etc. The storms will be far greater than the storms you have seen before, more hurricanes, more tornadoes, more typhoons, more cyclones, more tidal waves, more earthquakes, more flooding, more mudslides, oh, the trouble, the trouble, the trouble that shall come.  At times you may wonder what is taking place, and I say unto you, get into my word, look in my word, know what Jeremiah has said, know what Ezekiel has said, know what Joel told you etc

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Monday, 24 February 2020

Thousands of homes flooded after three once-in-a-lifetime storms have hit the UK in the first two months of 2020: Some areas expecting a months rainfall today

The English Bridge may have to close if barriers breach at Coleham, Shropshire Council said, credit BBC The homes and businesses flooded in the UK are now in the thousands after three once-in-a-lifetime storms have hit the UK in the first two months of 2020, with yet another storm rolling in from the Atlantic today. Almost 2,000 homes had been flooded by Storm Dennis more than a week ago, and the rain has been relentless since last October. Flooding in Shrewsbury could reach its "highest ever" level and will close off the city centre today as another one month worth of rainfall is expected. The Met Office has today issued almost a hundred flood warnings and two hundred flood alerts, with some areas expecting another 50 mm of rain to an already soddened ground. 

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etc. a terrible dark cloud has covered the earth, sickness, pain, suffering, bloodshed, drought, hurricanes, tornadoes, hail, fire, famine, pestilences, heartaches and sorrow, the anti-christ rising to power and fame. Oh, what a day that has now come.

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'Typhoid Mary' Infected 51 People Without Showing Symptoms: Now We Have Evidence 'Coronavirus Mary's' Are On The Loose And 'Untraceable Outbreaks' Are Happening Around The World – Was This Pandemic Forecast In The Apocalyptic Denver International Airport Murals?

Susan Duclos 2 days ago in Opinion

Two stories published within the last few days underscore why this Coronavirus 'pandemic' can be the stuff of medical, political and humanitarian nightmares. While officially as of this moment, this 'outbreak' has not been labeled a 'pandemic', these two stories show us why it soon will be. According to this new story at the NY Post, 'untraceable' coronavirus cases have emerged in three countries; cases where people have fallen ill to the virus but authorities have been unable to trace it back to anyone who had either lived in or visited China recently or had met with someone who recently had visited China. The second story from the International Business Times proves that the world may have a number of 'super spreaders' on the loose as we had reported in this February 11th ANP story, but with a ghastly addition. As the IBT story reported, while 10 towns in Italy have now been quarantined (now up to 12 and that number sure to grow in the days ahead) with all public gatherings banned completely, including church services, carnivals, dances and sporting events, after a cluster of coronavirus cases emerged among a group of people who had attended a bar together, including 5 doctors, one member of that group had dinner earlier this month with a man who had visited China in January, and had later shown flu-like symptoms, but has since tested negative for the virus, Italian media said. It had already reported that doctors had confirmed that 'asymptomatic' people could have this virus, be contagious to others while showing no symptoms themselves or even know they are sick. With what's happening in Italy reminding us immediately of 'Typhoid Mary', who was the first person in the United States identified as an asymptomatic carrier of the pathogen associated with typhoid fever, of note: Mary Mallon was presumed to have infected 51 people, three of whom died, over the course of her career as a cook. She was twice forcibly isolated by public health authorities and died after a total of nearly three decades in isolation. So with evidence out of Italy that a man who had visited China, was testing negative for the virus, but he was also the likely source of 15 people getting infected by the outbreak in Italy, and now untraceable coronavirus cases in South Korea, Singapore and Iran, those who aren't paying attention to what's now happening should listen to the words of those now being struck by it and outside of China with quarantines now in Europe. Codogno mayor Francesco Passerini said the news of the cases "has sparked alarm" throughout the town south of Milan. The 38-year old, who works for Unilever in Lodi, was in a serious condition in intensive care. A football friend of his, the son of a bar owner in Codogno, has also tested positive, along with three regulars at the bar. The three, all of whom are retired, live in the small town of Castiglione d'Adda. The mayor there said the locals were "extremely worried" about the spread of the deadly disease.


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Let your spiritual eyes be open, for many things shall come to pass, many things you shall see, for you have not seen the big terrorist attack here in America yet, but you will see it, you will see it.  For you shall yet see great and mighty attacks here in the United States, you shall see these things come to pass.  You will also see the stock market, if you have got money there get it out, says the Lord, get it out now, for later will be too late.  Also you shall see many things taking place overseas like you have never seen before in your life.  And the political realm shall get even, even darker now, you shall hear things that you did not know, etc

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Dow Futures Plunge 800 Points. Now Comes the 25% Crash, Warns Analyst


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The U. S. stock market looks set for a disastrous open with Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) futures down 800 points on Monday morning. Investors are finally taking the coronavirus seriously as the deadly virus spread rapidly in Italy and South Korea over the weekend. Speaking to CNBC, Sunaina Sinha Haldea of Cebile Capital warned a major stock market correction is now on the cards. You’re now finally seeing [financial markets] price in the downside scenario of the economic impacts. I think you can see stocks come down 20-25% at this point from where we are today if the economic news and repercussions in the real world continue. Bank of America strategists also weighed in, saying the chance of recession is now significantly higher. Dow futures contracts took an immediate hit overnight as China’s Xi Jinping said his country still didn’t have the virus under control and admitted “shortcomings” in the government’s response. The market continued to bleed out into the early hours of U. S. premarket trading. S&P 500 futures and Nasdaq Composite futures were down 2.56% and 3% respectively. The deadly coronavirus took a turn for the worse over the weekend with cases ramping up outside China. Italy confirmed a total 152 cases on Monday and locked down 50,000 people in northern regions near Milan. South Korea raised its alert to the highest level after numbers shot up to 600 cases. The economic impact of the coronavirus going global is impossible to predict. But investors are cashing out and heading for safety. Vishnu Varathan, head of economics and strategy at Mizuho Bank Ltd., Singapore stated: With cases of COVID-19 still rising, it is hard to tell when manufacturing will bottom, potentially setting the stage for prolonged weakness … This is a safe-haven trade – you’re getting rid of risk in your portfolio –That flight to safe havens is happening at a blistering pace with gold up to $1,700 this morning. The stock market selloff is unnerving, but the biggest warning sign is the bond market. The 30-year Treasury yield hit a record low overnight on high demand. Even more telling is the 10-year yield. Last week, Bank of America warned that a drop below 1.4% would be a breaking point for potential recession. Indeed, breaking 1.4% in an on-hold context for the Fed creates a significant inversion of the curve, pushes recession signals higher. Well, it broke overnight, falling to 1.39%. Despite predicting a 25% fall in stocks, Sunaina Sinha Haldea pointed to some buying opportunities around the world. There are certain geographies that are benefiting from the coronavirus news cycle. India might be one of them, Vietnam is another, as you see supply chain diversification, as you see other economies start to look a little bit better in the light of China weakness, which is not just trade troubles but now real economy troubles and slowdown. According to her analysis, the most bearish sectors remain travel and leisure. [Investors will be] staying away and potential shorting leisure, travel, discretionary consumer and so on. Even conservative estimates put the potential economic impact of the coronavirus at trillions of U. S. dollars. Experts came up with the rough estimate by extrapolating the economic impact of the SARS outbreak in 2003. The full impact of the latest COVID-19 outbreak on global trade, travel, healthcare and logistics is so far unknown.

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The Prince of Planet Earth

By Hal Lindsey

When a person or a nation runs from God, that person or nation may think they are running toward atheism. But it doesn’t work out that way. Human beings are religious by nature. Pascal spoke of a God-shaped void within every person. In fact, a person without Christ is his own God-shaped void. We are made in God’s image. Nothing less than God can fulfill us. But people try anyway. They attempt to fill the void with everything else. The emptiness within reaches out to money, drugs, relationships… you name it. The world today is running from God but starving for deity. Those two things make a dangerous mix.  Karl Marx envisioned a communist nation as being utterly free of religion. In Russia, the Bolsheviks tried to put that into practice. They basically outlawed the worship of God and the preaching of His word. In doing so, they made the state their religion. Look at the life of Lenin. Look at the eternal life they tried to give him in the mausoleum on Red Square. The Soviet Union became one of the most “religious” nations in history. Stalin saw to it that everyone worshipped Lenin, the state, and himself.  For some, science becomes the religion. An article in Quartz magazine by Jamie Holmes, said, “A small group of contemporary psychologists have published a series of provocative experiments showing that faith in science can serve the same mentally-stabilizing function as religious beliefs.” But science is not meant to be stable. It changes with every new discovery. Despite the inherent variability of scientific thought, many of today’s scientists have formed a priesthood and formulated a creed. If you do not strictly adhere to the creed of scientism, you are shut out from academic success in certain fields. Older climate scientists often question the creed of global warming. But younger scientists can’t afford to question the creed if they ever intend to enter that field of study at a high level. I hear evolutionists brag that only a few esteemed biologists disagree with Darwinian evolution. But that’s like bragging that all Tibetan monks believe in the benefits of meditation. If you don’t believe the basic tenants of the religion, you’ll never be invited to a high-ranking position in that religion. One of the best ways to see that these things have turned into religion is to look at the rage of adherents when you disagree with them. Recently, French intellectual Renaud Camus was given a 2-month suspended sentence for pointing out the danger that mass immigration poses for France. He said present-day French immigration policies will cause, “The replacement of the population.” Camus said, “The ethnic substitution, the great replacement, is the most important event in the history of our nation since it has existed; as with other people, if the story continues, it will not be that of France.” You would expect his alarming, yet logical statement to be debated. But instead, they convicted of a crime. Present attitudes on Muslim immigration in Europe do not allow for discussion. And enforced silence is a hallmark of religion. Turning away from God does not equal a turn from religion. And a turn toward religion is not the same as turning toward God. He is interested in personal relationships. Yes, He wants us to be part of a larger fellowship of like-minded people. But the core relationship must be One-to-one.

In John 12:31 and elsewhere, Jesus called Satan, “the prince of this world.” On “Hal Lindsey Presents,” we’ve been studying the Book of Revelation. If you’ve joined me for that study, you know that Satan’s future is a bleak one. But for now, he’s still “the prince of this world.That means a turn away from God amounts to a turn toward the devil. And a turn toward the devil means pain, heartbreak, despair, and, eventually, death. Jesus is all about life. In John 6:35, He said, “I am the bread of life; he who comes to Me shall not hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.” In Revelation 3:20, He said, “Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him, and will dine with him, and he with Me.” That invitation remains open. 

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Rocket fire continues after Islamic Jihad announces unilateral ceasefire

Israeli security official says Jerusalem "skeptical" about PIJ's ceasefire announcement.


Incoming rocket sirens continued to wail after Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) announced it would stop firing rockets toward Israel on Monday evening. More than 100 rockets were fired by PIJ on Monday during several barrages from the Gaza Strip toward southern Israel in a second day of violence with the Iranian-backed terrorist group.

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Al-Quds Brigades [Islamic Jihad’s military wing] announces that it has finished its military response to the assassination crimes in Khan Yunis and Damascus,” PIJ said in a statement. “It promises our people and nation that it will continue its struggle and that it will respond to any continued [aggression] by the occupation against our people and land.” Nevertheless, an Israeli security official said Jerusalem has received “messages from various ranks within the PIJ regarding a desire for an immediate ceasefire,” but Israel was skeptical of the claims and only would believe actions on the ground rather than words. “The IDF will continue to act until quiet is restored to the south,” the official said. Of the 100 rockets fired toward Israel, 90% were intercepted by the Iron Dome missile-defense system, the IDF said. While the majority of rockets struck open fields, some fell in residential communities. One landed near a playground in Sderot, as well as in the yard of a home. In Netivot, rocket shrapnel fell near a house. The IDF carried out retaliatory strikes against PIJ targets across the Gaza Strip throughout Monday, including a military compound in Khan Yunis used for training and to store weapons, as well as underground infrastructure and rocket launchpads used to fire rockets into Israel. Following the PIJ ceasefire announcement, an incoming rocket siren was activated around 8 p.m. in Kissufim after a mortar was fired from Gaza. One wave of rocket fire from Gaza just before 4 p.m. lasted more than 90 minutes. Sirens wailed in Ashkelon, Sderot and Netivot and surrounding communities. The Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) announced that due to the rocket fire, the Erez crossing with Gaza would be closed, no merchants would be able to cross into Israel, and the fishing zone would be reduced to six nautical miles. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who was in Ariel with US Ambassador David Friedman, warned that Israel may launch a broader campaign against Hamas in Gaza if rockets are not totally stopped. “Last night, we attacked in Gaza and in Syria,” he said. “I don’t plan to let up... Beyond the hard strikes on our enemies, Hamas and Islamic Jihad need to understand: This won’t continue. If they do not completely stop, we will have to activate the plan we prepared for a broad campaign.” Netanyahu said these are not just words, and the plan goes beyond the past three IDF operations in Gaza. However, he said, war is the final option.  I am not hurrying into war,” Netanyahu said. “I know the price that our soldiers and the families of the fallen pay... Woe to Hamas and Islamic Jihad when that day comes. It’s their choice.” “We will do what it takes to bring back total security for the residents of the South,” he said. Netanyahu visited an Iron Dome battery in Ashdod, where he said: “Yesterday, we attacked on several fronts, in Syria and in Gaza, and we are continuing to strike now, with planes, tanks and helicopters. We will continue to strike until it is quiet again. We have a message to the heads of terrorist organizations: If the quiet doesn’t return, you’re next.” Defense Minister Naftali Bennett met with citizens and council heads in Sderot and the Gaza border communities on Monday. “We are not interested in a broad campaign, but we are preparing a plan, and if there is no choice, we will put it into action,” he said. “We won’t tell the enemy when and where.” UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov called on Hamas and Islamic Jihad to halt its rocket and mortar fire against Israel, which “only risk dragging Gaza into another round of hostilities with no end in sight.” In a video briefing to the UN Security Council in New York, he said: “The indiscriminate launching of rockets against civilian population centers violates international law and must end.” “The past 48 hours have once again showed us how fragile the situation in Gaza is,” Mladenov said. “Its population suffers under Hamas’s rule and Israeli closures, while militant activity forces Israeli communities to live in constant fear of the next rocket attack. No amount of humanitarian or economic support on its own will resolve either the situation in Gaza or the broader conflict. Gaza ultimately requires a political solution.” “The situation is escalating as we speak,” he said. “The UN team is in contact with Egyptian officials on the ground. We call for a cessation of rocket fire against a civilian population, which violates international law.” UN Ambassador Danny Danon contacted UNSC members ahead of the meeting, telling them that the 50-plus rockets fired into Israel “indicate a clear intention by terrorist organizations in the Gaza Strip to escalate the situation. Israel is acting with determination and resolve to end the threat to its citizens. We will not hesitate to continue our defensive actions.” He called on the international community to condemn the rocket fire from Gaza and to take action against the terrorist organizations shooting at Israel. Al-Quds Brigades warned earlier on Monday that it was “ready to confront any aggression. The enemy should know that if it continues [to carry out aggression], we will respond with force.”  Earlier in the day, Netanyahu spoke with Sderot Mayor Alon Davidi and Ashkelon Mayor Tomer Glam, updating them on the security situation. He also held a telephone security consultation with the heads of the security establishment. Shortly before a barrage of rocket fire in the early afternoon, Bennett said that Israel is “preparing a plan to fundamentally change the situation in the Gaza Strip. I really understand the situation of the people of the South. They deserve peace and security.”  “We have eliminated at least six terrorists over the last day – not only in Gaza,” Bennett said during a conference in Jerusalem on Monday. “But we have also made progress in hurting the source of the problem. But deterrence is not built in a moment.” The hostilities began on Sunday when the IDF killed a PIJ terrorist who planted an explosive device and prevented Palestinians from retrieving his body. Israel then came under an intense barrage of 26 rockets, 13 of which were intercepted by Iron Dome.

On Sunday night, Israel carried out retaliatory airstrikes against PIJ targets in Syria and throughout the Gaza Strip following earlier rocket fire, killing at least six terrorists. Amid fears of violence, IDF Home Front Command announced that roads, schools and the railroad line to Beersheba near the Gaza Strip would be closed. The areas and roads that are blocked are all agricultural access routes west of Route 232. Highway 4 will be closed from Zikim Junction to the intersection of Kibbutz Netiv Haasara in both directions, Route 34 from Yad Mordechai Junction to Kibbutz Nir Am and Route 232 from Kibbutz Mefalsim to Kfar Aza Junction will also be closed. In addition, Kobe Hill in Sderot, Black Arrow Memorial, Bells Hill, Nazeemite Hill and Lone Horseshoe Hill will also be prohibited. Zikim Beach is closed to the public. Israel Railways said trains between Ashkelon and Beersheba would stop operating, and the stations in Sderot, Netivot and Ofakim would be closed. Hamas and PIJ had earlier threatened to avenge the killing of a terrorist by the IDF after he tried to plant explosives along the Gaza border fence early Sunday morning. Graphic footage from the scene showed an armored IDF bulldozer driving at high speed toward a group of Palestinian youth throwing stones to prevent them from retrieving the body. Several people were seen carrying one individual, but the bulldozer was seen lifting the body of the deceased suspect from the ground before it returned to Israel along with an IDF Merkava tank that had been guarding it. The dead terrorist was identified as Muhammed Ali al-Na’im, 27, a Quds Brigade commander in the Khan Yunis area. In response to the ongoing criticism of how the IDF took the body, Bennett on Monday said his goal was not to release terrorists until the bodies of the fallen IDF soldiers are returned to Israel. “I have a goal: to bring the bodies of Hadar Goldin and Oron Shaul home, not by releasing murderers. I sent them both to fight in Protective Edge, and the way to get them back is by increasing the pain for Hamas.” Tovah Lazaroff contributed to this report.

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The Modern Rise of an Ancient Evil

By Hal Lindsey

The March 2020 issue of The Atlantic carries a sad, but fascinating story headlined, “Why Witchcraft Is on the Rise.” In the print edition, it’s called “The Witching Hour.” The magazine takes a sometimes bemused, mostly respectful approach to the topic of witchcraft. The sub headline reads, “Americans’ interest in spell-casting tends to wax as instability rises and trust in establishment ideas plummets.”  According to the article, “A 2014 Pew Research Center report suggested that the United States’ adult population of pagans and Wiccans was about 730,000 — on par with the number of Unitarians. But Wicca represents just one among many approaches to witchery, and not all witches consider themselves pagan or Wiccan. These days, Diaz told me, ‘everyone calls themselves witches.’” The “Diaz” mentioned is one Juliet Diaz. The article says she “describes herself as a seer capable of reading auras and connecting with ‘the other side’… one in a long line of healers in her family, which traces its roots to Cuba and the indigenous Taíno people, who settled in parts of the Caribbean. She is also a professional witch: Diaz sells anointing oils and ‘intention infused’ body products in her online store, instructs more than 8,900 witches enrolled in her online school, and leads witchy workshops that promise to leave attendees ‘feeling magical af!’ In 2018, Diaz, the author of the best-selling book Witchery: Embrace the Witch Within, earned more than half a million dollars from her magic work and was named Best Witch — yes, there are rankings — by Spirit Guides Magazine.” Diaz said that when she was growing up, “her family’s spellwork felt taboo. But over the past few years, witchcraft, long viewed with suspicion and even hostility, has transmuted into a mainstream phenomenon. The coven is the new squad.” When I released Satan is Alive and Well on Planet Earth back in 1973, satanism, witchcraft, and other forms of the occult were exploding onto the American scene. But they were still viewed with shock and suspicion. Today, they permeate society, and no one is shocked. Last year, Wired Magazine ran a story with the headline, “Trump's Presidency Has Spawned a New Generation of Witches.” Whatever you think of President Trump, it ought to be surprising that thousands of people have turned to witchcraft and the occult in order to oppose him. This is supposedly an era of science and enlightenment, and these people are sticking pins in orange-haired dolls. People feel powerless and afraid. The world seems out of control. Many have a sense that something awful looms on the horizon and they feel desperate to shield and empower themselves. They’re trying to prepare for what they think may be coming by turning to an ancient evil — Satan. 2 Corinthians 4:4 calls him “the god of this world.” Ephesians 2:2 refers to him as “the prince of the power of the air.” Those things are attractive to a fallen human nature. Galatians 5:19 says, “The deeds of the flesh are evident.” Verse 20 lists two of the deeds as “idolatry” and “sorcery.” But Satan gives only an illusion of empowerment and independence. In reality, he crushes and kills. He empowers humans in order to enslave them. His name means “adversary.” In John 8:44, Jesus called him the father of lies. The Spirit of God works in opposite ways. Instead of death and destruction, God brings life and joy. After Galatians 5 tells us about the “deeds of the flesh,” it speaks of the Holy Spirit’s fruit in our lives. “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control” (Galatians 5:22-23).

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Confessions of a Teenage Witch

By Sarah Anne Sumpolec Guest Writer

– When I opened the door, he turned and leveled the shotgun at me. The bedroom was ice cold and he stood inside of a wooden laundry hamper wrapped from head to toe in a blanket. All I could see were his eyes and the gun. I threw up my hands in surrender. “Dad! It’s me. Sarah.” He kept the gun leveled at me. “What are you doing here? Go! Go outside! He’s hiding in the trees.” He gestured with the gun. “Go look in the trees!” I turned and ran downstairs, out the back door and into the frigid air. I looked up at my parent’s bedroom window where the gun barrel now rested on the windowsill and the blanket shaped figure peered out. I looked up in the trees thinking I’d see my father’s hallucination. Thinking that my father couldn’t be wrong about intruders living in our attic and outside in the trees. Suddenly, he disappeared from the window and I shivered. My mother had left me there while she took my sister somewhere safer. I had nowhere to go but back inside. That was the day my whole world shifted. I was fifteen and I had grown up as “daddy’s girl”. In my eyes, there was nothing he couldn’t do. Until that horrible day. The cocaine made my father a different person, someone I could no longer trust, and even though I was far from grown up, I felt like I was all on my own. So I became a witch. Just like that. Witchcraft was something my father had introduced me to through an old book he once gave me. I dabbled in it for years, but never really took it seriously until I realized that I needed more help than I was getting. (And I think a small part of me wanted to do something that I knew my father would approve of). My encounter with the barrel of that gun made me wonder what life was really about. I began visiting New Age bookshops, reading books on witchcraft, and looking for answers. Within months I had collected crystals, conducted séances, and built an altar in my room to worship the god and goddess I had chosen. I read incantations, used Tarot, cast spells and took on a brand new identity. I was a witch, and proud of it. Resources were a little harder to come by back in the pre-Internet days, but it never stopped me. My mom was more than willing to shell out money to buy the stuff I wanted. My father eventually got clean, but our relationship was severely damaged. Things were a mess at home, they were a mess at school, and I became more and more depressed. I wanted out, and I began to believe that the answer was to kill myself. In fact, my “spirit guide” seemed to confirm that this was the very thing I was supposed to do. I desperately wanted things to change, but no matter what I tried, things just got worse. So one night I drove away in my car intending to never come home again. As I was driving on the back roads, waiting for the carbon monoxide leak in my car to do its work, I remember feeling relieved. Perhaps now, I thought, I can finally escape. All I remember now is that I woke up face down in a small park some time later. I don’t remember parking the car, or getting out, but there I was – very much alive. I felt like a failure, I couldn’t even kill myself. Yet because I had failed, and college was just a few months away, I figured I would just stick it out till then. Maybe if I got away from my family, I’d be able to get my head cleared. I continued to practice the witchcraft, though not as enthusiastically. I moved into my freshman dorm and to my utter horror, I was placed in a room with two Christian roommates. I was not amused. I was completely dumbfounded by these two girls who talked about God and carried their Bibles around. They could even quote things out of it. At first, I thought they were just weird, but they were totally serious about it. They didn’t swear or smoke or drink – which meant that our room was a no-party zone. Which I was also not happy about. But I couldn’t deny that they had a peace and security about life that I had never experienced. Despite being a witch, I was intrigued by their faith and began to eavesdrop on their Bible studies. And it wasn’t long before I accepted their weekly invitation to the Friday night Intervarsity meeting. It was there that I heard a message that made me think that I could get a fresh start on life after all. I made God an offer that night, right before Thanksgiving. I told him that if he was real, and if he really wanted me, then I was his. He took me up on the offer. Things shifted in my world once again, but this time, I wasn’t alone. It took me a while to get my footing with God, but even though my parents hated that I had become a Christian, I knew that it was exactly what I was missing all along. Many people assume that witches are the fake sort with pointy hats and brooms that we see every year around this time. But they aren’t. They are people just like you and me. People who are searching for answers. They just happen to be searching in the wrong place. Gretchen, a character in my book The Alliance said, “It’s like a religion without the rules.” The practice of witchcraft is very open-ended, allowing you to practice in any way you choose, so it can be very fascinating to some. But it’s deadly – it nearly killed me. And there is also the fact that God strictly forbids it. Most of you probably know that. So instead, I want to look at why. Why is witchcraft such a dangerous activity? It’s the wrong power source. Any supernatural power that does not come directly from God comes from Satan. Satan is a real being (see Job 1:6) that likes to masquerade as an “angel of light” (2 Cor. 11:14). So even though most witches do not believe in Satan, they are playing in his playground rather than God’s. That’s always a dangerous place to be. It’s real. Since the power source that witchcraft taps into comes from Satan, a lot of stuff actually happens. I don’t even like to think about the things I saw. Yet, just because “stuff happens” doesn’t mean that it’s truth. Satan does have some limited power on earth, so that’s why psychics are sometimes right and why witchcraft seems to “work”. Don’t mistake Satan’s power for God’s. They can’t even compare! It’s an assault on God’s nature. Think about it this way. God gave us his most precious gift when he sent Jesus so that we wouldn’t have to pay the price for our sins. He doesn’t withhold any good thing from us (Psalm 84:11). So if we go elsewhere to get guidance or power or entertainment, then we are basically telling God that he’s not enough for us. We act like he is keeping something from us. When he is really trying to keep us from being led astray by a very convincing enemy. Satan is an enemy of God. When we dabble in witchcraft, we are playing with a very real predator. Most predators don’t simply grab someone off the street by force. They tempt and lure us with innocent questions or pleas for help or even offers of gifts. Once the predator lures you close enough, it’s only then that he can snatch you away. Satan works the same way. He uses innocent looking activities to lure us farther and farther away from the truth. (Check out 1 Peter 5:8)  The truth – God’s Word – is really your best weapon against the enemy. The more familiar you are with God’s Word, then the easier it will be for you to tell when Satan tempts you with something fake. So you don’t need to become an expert on witchcraft in order to talk to someone involved in it. You just need to know God, and His Word. It’s all the ammunition you’ll need. After I became a Christian, I gathered all of my materials, the idols, crystals, books and candles I had used, and burned them all in a big bonfire. I know God was pleased with that. I had traded a whole lot of nothing for a whole lot of God. It was a pretty good deal if you ask me. Sarah Anne Sumpolec is the author of the YA series, Becoming Beka and lives in Virginia with her husband and three little girls. She speaks to teens and parents and continues to write both fiction and non-fiction that deals with the tough issues that young adults face today. She is one of the founders and a contributing author to Girls, God and the Good Life ( ), a daily blog ministry for teen girls designed to encourage them to grow in their faith and is active online through her own website  and blog, . 

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Witch doctor killed his cousin, mother, wife, and son — then he met Jesus

By Mark Ellis, CP Guest Contributor CP Current Page: World | Tuesday, March 05, 2019

Following the death of his grandfather, Jacob was next in line to assume the position of chief witch doctor in his village. During the initiation rites with other witch doctors, he was forced to ingest harsh substances that promised immense supernatural power. Overwhelmed at first, he wondered how could he walk in the footsteps of such a great witch doctor, without his presence to guide? “As it turns out, he had nothing to be concerned about. Jacob became so famous that people traveled from other nations to witness his power. His spells could bring either healing or death; his words could calm the tortured mind or drive people mad,” according to a report by The Timothy Initiative. In order to attain power within his profession, a blood sacrifice was required. To gain the greatest power, human blood must be shed. Stunningly, the witch doctor community demanded he sacrifice the lives of those closest to him. Following their counsel, he killed his cousin, mother, wife, and even his own son.  This brought him even greater supernatural power, but guilt began to gnaw away at his soul. To find solace, he turned to alcohol and began drinking heavily. It was the only way to dull the pain he felt inside day after day. One day at the bar, he overheard people talking about a movie that was to be shown in the village that night. Curious, he decided to attend. As he watched the JESUS Film, grief flooded his heart as the Holy Spirit brought conviction. MORE 

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Let your spiritual eyes be open, for many things shall come to pass, many things you shall see, for you have not seen the big terrorist attack here in America yet, but you will see it, you will see it.  For you shall yet see great and mighty attacks here in the United States, you shall see these things come to pass.  You will also see the stock market, if you have got money there get it out, says the Lord, get it out now, for later will be too late.  Also you shall see many things taking place overseas like you have never seen before in your life.  And the political realm shall get even, even darker now, you shall hear things that you did not know, etc

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Japan’s GDP Is Collapsing, And Experts Are Warning That China Will Be Next

February 16, 2020 by Michael Snyder

Global economic conditions are really starting to deteriorate quite rapidly. Economists were projecting that Japan’s GDP would shrink by 3.8 percent on an annualized basis in the fourth quarter, but instead it greatly surpassed expectations by plunging 6.3 percent. If Japan’s GDP falls again during the first quarter of 2020, and thanks to the coronavirus outbreak that seems very likely, then the world’s third largest economy will officially be in a recession. But of course the outlook for China is even worse. At this point, economic activity in China has come to a standstill, and this has thrown global supply chains into a state of chaos. It certainly appears that the entire global economy will shrink during the first quarter, and that will be the very first time that has happened in more than a decade. And if this coronavirus outbreak continues to intensify in the months ahead, the economic consequences are going to be absolutely catastrophic. Even though the experts were anticipating a slowdown in Japan, nobody had any idea that it would be this bad… Japan’s gross domestic product shrank at an annualized pace of 6.3 percent from the previous quarter in the three months through December, according to a preliminary estimate by the Cabinet Office released Monday. Economists surveyed had predicted a fall of 3.8 percent, flagging the adverse impact of a sales tax increase, weak global demand and typhoon disruption. The sales tax increase is being primarily blamed for this collapse in GDP, and without a doubt consumer spending in Japan was way down last quarter…

Consumer spending fell 11.1% after the national sales tax was raised in October to 10% from 8%. During the same month, Typhoon Hagibis ravaged a large swathe of the country. Capital spending declined 14.1% and exports slipped 0.4% due to the fallout from the U.S.-China trade war. Japanese officials were hoping that GDP would bounce back this quarter, but now the coronavirus outbreak has changed everything. At this point it is very difficult to be positive about the immediate future of the Japanese economy, and an increasing number of experts are now anticipating a recession. Here is one example… “I’m getting ready for another contraction in Japan’s first quarter. There just aren’t any positive factors to build a positive growth forecast,” said Mari Iwashita, chief market economist at Daiwa Securities Co., flagging her view that the economy is likely falling into recession. The Japanese economy greatly benefits from the horde of tourists that usually come over from China, and the two nations have developed a very close trading relationship. Now that those two factors are being disrupted, the outlook for the second quarter is decidedly grim… “There is a good chance of Japan’s economy falling into a recession,” Yoshiki Shinke, chief economist at Dai-ichi Life Research Institute, said before Monday’s data was released. He flagged the risks of supply chains being affected if the outbreak was prolonged. The coronavirus is taking a toll on the number of Chinese tourists to Japan and manufacturing activity due to the economy’s close ties with China, prompting some economists to forecast a contraction lasting two quarters. Ultimately, it is going to be exceedingly difficult for Japan to avoid a recession. But if Chinese GDP also plunges into recession territory this year, that will be even bigger news. According to the New York Times, “the entire global economy could suffer from a prolonged shock in China”, and so investors will be watching the development of this crisis very carefully. The number of confirmed cases and the official death toll both continue to rise, and the draconian measures that the Chinese have taken to contain the outbreak have slowed the Chinese economy to a crawl. The following is how Zero Hedge summarized the recent economic data that we have seen come out of China… While not perfect, and certainly not a comprehensive view of what is really taking place “on the ground”, the above data is a useful real-time indicator of how the people in China perceive the threat of the coronavirus pandemic, and one thing is abundantly clear: as the pandemic spreads further without containment, and as the charts above flatline, so will China’s economy, which means that while Goldman’s draconian view of what happens to Q1 GDP is spot on, the expectation for a V-shaped recovery in Q2 and onward will vaporize faster than a vial of ultra-biohazardaous viruses in a Wuhan virology lab. Of course many in the financial world are still hoping that things won’t be too bad. For example, Dun and Bradstreet is hoping that the crisis in China will only “cause a drag of approximately one percentage point on global GDP”… China, the world’s second largest economy after US, contributes about 20 percent to the world’s gross domestic product (GDP). However, according to a report by Dun and Bradstreet, the Chinese economy might cause a drag of approximately one percentage point on global GDP if prevention of Coronavirus gets delayed beyond the summer of 2020. That is a wildly optimistic projection, but hopefully they are right. Hopefully the coronavirus will fizzle out with the arrival of warmer weather and the global economy can start to get back to normal. Unfortunately, a return to “normal” is probably not in the cards. Even before this coronavirus outbreak, the global economy was really starting to slow down. Economic numbers were absolutely dismal all over the world, and many experts were warning that we were right on the verge of the next global recession. Now that this outbreak has erupted, we definitely have much more momentum in a downward direction. Very challenging times are ahead, although most people in the western world still don’t understand what is happening. As far as the coronavirus is concerned, the key will be what happens to the number of confirmed cases outside of China. Over the past week that number has roughly doubled, and if that keeps happening every week we will soon have a full-blown global pandemic on our hands. There are now 75 confirmed cases in Singapore, 59 confirmed cases in Japan and 57 confirmed cases in Hong Kong. It is becoming increasingly difficult to keep this virus contained, and we are rapidly approaching a major tipping point.

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HSBC To Cut 35,000 Jobs, Shed $100 Billion In Assets As Profits Plunge

by Tyler Durden Tue, 02/18/2020 - 07:04

Banks around the world are supposed to benefit the most from central banks inflating assets, and hyperinflating stock markets, but over the past few years, central banks have instead caused some of the biggest bank job cuts in half a decade. HSBC, Europe's largest bank and troubled lender, although not nearly as troubled as Deutsche Bank, said it would cut upwards of 35,000 jobs, shed $100 billion in assets, and take a massive $7.3 billion hit to goodwill as part of a major overhaul under Chairman Mark Tucker, the company said in a press release on Tuesday morning. This comes months after HSBC's interim CEO Noel Quinn unveiled plans to "remodel" large parts of the bank. The restructuring of the London-based bank is being led by Quinn, who replaced John Flint in August on an interim basis. Quinn is vying for the permanent role of CEO, which the bank said will be decided this year. Europe's biggest bank by assets is expected to focus more on Asia and the Middle East, while it winds down operations in Europe and the US; HSBC derives at least 50% of its revenue in Asia. The bank said net profit plunged 53% to $5.97 billion last year, due to the $7.3BN goodwill hit and also thanks to the record low interest rates and NIRP unleashed by central banks. Tucker said the bank faces substantial challenges in the UK, Hong Kong, and mainland China. He also issued a warning over the Covid-19 outbreak in China and quickly spreading across Asia to Europe, indicating that the virus could impact the bank's performance this year. Quinn confirmed the bank would cut 15% of its workforce over the next two-three years. This is on top of the 10,000 jobs it axed in Oct. "The totality of this program is that our headcount is likely to go from 235,000 to closer to 200,000 over the next three years," Quinn told Reuters. adding that "HSBC will be “exiting businesses where necessary." “Around 30% of our capital is currently allocated to businesses that are delivering returns below their cost of equity, largely in global banking and markets in Europe and the U.S.,” he noted. In its long-struggling U.S. arm, Quinn said HSBC will cut assets in investment banking and markets by almost half, and shut around 70 of its 229 branches. As of September, HSBC was the U.S.’s 14th largest commercial bank according to Federal Reserve data, with around $181 billion assets. Mr. Quinn said he had considered putting the unit up for sale but decided against it because the U.S. is a crucial part of the bank’s global network. The benefits of the restructuring will be evident largely from 2023 onward, said Citigroup analyst Ronit Ghose, who recommended investors sell HSBC shares. And to think it was only last year when 50 banks laid off 77,780 jobs, the most since 91,448 in 2015. With the global economy quickly decelerating, and a virus shock that could tilt the world into recession, if we had to guess, tens of thousands of more banking jobs will be slashed this year. 

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The Convoluted Thinking Of The Left Creates Dictators, Genocides & Death On An Industrial Scale - Americans Should Never Give Up Our Right To Defend Ourselves Against Such Evils! | 2/15/2020 | Staff

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The Convoluted Thinking Of The Left Creates Dictators, Genocides & Death On An Industrial Scale - Americans Should Never Give Up Our Right To Defend Ourselves Against Such Evils!

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'Hate Speech Laws' Are Democrats Attempt To Do Away With The 1st Amendment

Apparently, two wrongs now make a “right”, stealing is now a “right” and might makes “right”. How did I arrive at these conclusions? Let me elucidate my reasoning.

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In bygone days, more than a hundred years ago now, “some” people in America had slaves. Those who had them lived largely in the South (By the way, a lot of white men in the North died to set the slaves free. Do they get compensation?). Some who held slaves were white and some were black. The slaves were largely black, although some might consider indentured white servants to have also been slaves. It doesn’t matter. We must punish ALL white people today for actions (which by the way were not considered crimes in their time period) for the actions of very few. I will not (and do not) condone slavery. So do not impute any animus to my statement above. It is a simple fact. It was not a crime in the South at the period in time. Nor was it a crime throughout most of humanity’s history. Was it right? No, it was not. But it was prevalent throughout most of our past. Guess what? It wasn’t limited to black people either. Every ethnicity on the planet has been a slave at one point or another in humanity’s history. At no point did any of them receive any kind of compensation and every single one of the other groups managed to pull themselves out of the...

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DEVISING PSYCHOTRONIC WEAPONS FOR ANTICHRIST: Redefining Neuroweapons Is New Focus Of Emerging Capabilities In Neuroscience And Neurotechnology

February 18, 2020 by SkyWatch Editor

As global conflicts assume increasingly asymmetric and “gray zone” forms, the ability to employ current and newly developing techniques and tools of neurocognitive science to manipulate human thought and behavior must be viewed as a present and increasing challenge. Ongoing developments in neuroscience and technology, which trend toward 5 to 10 year trajectories of progression, make the brain sciences valid, viable, and of growing value for operational use in warfare, intelligence, and national security (WINS) applications […] particular advances in neuroscience-tech have an increased potential for dual use and direct use in… applicability of gene editing methods, nanoparticles, and other tools that can modify the central nervous system… (READ MORE) 

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SHADOWLAND—PART 12: Jeffrey Epstein and ‘Brothers of the Shadow’ (OR: Earth Temples, Magic Circles, Sorcerers, And The Fine Art Of Demon Conjuring)

February 20, 2020

Having a long history predating the time of Christ by thousands of years, ritual locations like Epstein’s Orgy Island typically employed three main componentsa temple (often domed like the one on Epstein’s island as documented in Shadowland), a second area where ceremonials— frequently elaborate—were performed, and a third geometric pattern area (circle, square or rectangle) where the main sacrificial altar was located.

According To This Attorney, The New Book SHADOWLAND Is On To Something—FBI Has Been Lying About The Murder Of Seth Rich… Obama, Hillary, Comey, Clapper, Brennan Implicated In Cover Up

February 20, 2020

An attorney has uncovered heavily redacted emails from the FBI, which indicated the agency has been providing false testimony on former DNC staffer Seth Rich who was murdered in 2016. One America’s Caitlin Sinclair has more from New York.

Israel’s Top Rabbi: “I’m Currently In Discussions With The MESSIAH Himself”

February 20, 2020

A Haredi rabbi, privy to secrets concerning the Messiah, was sworn to silence for several decades by hidden righteous men but they have now ordered him for the first time to publicize their messages about current events and the imminent arrival of the Messiah. They tell him that it is literally a matter of life or death. Rabbi Zissholtz explained that he had been charged by these hidden righteous men to break his silence and to begin informing the public of the imminent arrival of the Messiah. “Getting the word out now that the Messiah is closer than ever is a matter of life and death,” Rabbi Zissholtz said. “Haven’t you heard of…

Convention Of ‘Christian Witches’ To Gather In Salem On Easter Sunday To Use Bible For Casting Spells

February 20, 2020

A group of “Christian witches” will be holding their annual convention on Easter in Salem, Massachusetts. The gathering of “Witches, Sorcerers/Soceresses, Wizards, Warlocks, Necromancers, Readers” and “like-minded Magickal Beings” is being organized by Rev. Valerie Love (aka KAISI). Scheduled for April 10-12, it will coincide with the Christian holiday of Easter and feature elements of witchcraft as well as Christian prayers. Love bills herself as a spiritual life coach and “ordained Minister of Spiritual Consciousness.” On her website, Love claims to have been born a witch, and, as a child, “saw spirits and communed with otherworldly entities.” She also claims to be a practicing Christian Witch and founded the Covenant of Christian Witches Mystery School which she claims is in the “Solomonic tradition.” In an Instagram post, Love stated that the Book of Psalms “is really a book of spells…

Sanhedrin Assembly On Third Temple Brings Representatives From Sons Of Ishmael

February 20, 2020

On Sunday night, the Sanhedrin hosted a conference to discuss the role of the Arabs and Muslims in the Third Temple. The conference featured a lecture by Dr. Mordechai Kedar, a senior lecturer in the Department of Arabic at Bar-Ilan University. Dr. Kedar has frequently referred to the claim that Jerusalem is holy to the Muslims as “fake news.”

Is The Prophesied End-Times Apostasy Happening Right Before Our Eyes?

February 20, 2020

I listened as a man “deconstructed” his Christian faith for nearly 1 million podcast subscribers, saying, “I have jumped ship,” taking his wife and children with him “into the waters.” A local pastor resigned following his own deconstruction of the faith. What prior generations called “a crisis of faith,” this generation terms “deconstruction,” stemming from hard faith questions that seem to have no answers (or perhaps the answers are too hard to bear). The Bible calls it abandoning, falling away or departing from the faith (Matt. 24:10) and it is one of the signs Jesus said we would see prior to His return. The signs are not only prominent today, but converging… 

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Food Supply to Collapse after Outbreak? Billionaires Predict "Global Problems"

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A 2015 Soros-funded think tank predicted a 2020 breakdown of the global food supply following an outbreak -- just as Bill Gates' 2019 "event 201" simulated a global pandemic. Why are multiple billionaires been speaking to outbreaks and food insecurity in 2020? Because Agenda 21/2030 isn't just a name: it's a war on all of us, and it has gone HOT.


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AMERICA: This is Why YOU need to prepare, RIGHT NOW, over Coronavirus: Quarantine=No Trucking

Nation News Desk 17 February 2020

Most Americans remain grossly uninformed about the coming MEDICAL QUARANTINES over the continuing - and worsening - Coronavirus outbreak. Those who are keeping up to date, think they still have time to prepare "if things get bad." They're wrong. Your time is almost up. You have only DAYS left. Here's why . . . When the government finally cannot hide the spread here in the United States, they will be forced to utterly lock down the country. There simply won't be any other choice because this virus -- which is actually a military Bio-Weapon that escaped China's only Level 4 Bio-Lab (Story Here) -- is so contagious. It spreads by AIR, Coughing, Sneezing, Urination, Bowel movements. The virus can live on surfaces for up to 28 days, which means door handles, public toilets, cashier counters in stores and supermarkets, computer keyboards and most everything else. It flows through public sewer lines from toilet flushes, then can evaporate up out of manhole covers. The virus has an eighty-three percent (83%) Infection rate. That means if 100 people get EXPOSED to it, 83 of them will get sick. About half of those who get sick, develop serious pneumonia, requiring hospitalization. Of those, about half require Intensive care, intubation and a respirator to breathe. Of the people who get hospitalized, fifteen percent DIE. And that's __if__ they get top-notch hospital care. For those who do not get hospital care, about sixty-five percent die. Now, some quick math: In the United States, there are about 2.4 hospital beds for every 1,000 population. Yes, you read that correctly: 2.4 hospital beds for every 1,000 people. Here's the math: If 1,000 people get exposed, 830 will get sick (83%). About half will need hospitalization. So about 400 people will need a hospital bed. But there are only 2.4 hospital beds for them . . . . So the rest will NOT be able to get care. Certainly not "top-notch" care. 15% of those 2.4 people will die. 65% of the 398 remaining sick people, will die. That converts to 258 people DEAD out of every 1,000 INFECTED. Those are the real world statistics for this virus. The numbers claiming otherwise from inside China are completely false. They are intentionally lying about the number of deaths to make it APPEAR the Communist regime is still in control. It is not. That's why, as of today, 17 February, 2020, a total of seven-hundred-sixty MILLION people in 70 cities in China, are under Quarantine. Health officials here in the USA are already concealing the number of confirmed infections. From officials at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta, who are concealing "over 1,000 cases" as of two weeks ago (Story Here), to the local county Health Commissioner in Erie County, New York (Near Buffalo, Rochester and Watertown) who issued a GAG ORDER preventing police, fire and EMS from talking to anyone about Coronavirus cases, (Story Here), the people in the USA are NOT being told the truth. Officials fear mass-panic will occur if people find out, so they are INTENTIONALLY keeping the whole thing "hush-hush." Now, here's the uglier part . . . Quarantines mean no one in, and no one out. That means no trucks for deliveries. According to an analysis of the United States transportation network, performed by the American Trucking Association, here's what "No trucks" turns into: You must prepare right now while you still can. Here are suggestions: The best strategy for this is NOT to be exposed. Fat chance of that; we ALL go out: Work, school, shopping, recreation, and so forth. So how might we protect ourselves while we're out? Well, the fact this virus can be spread by air, in addition to staying alive on surfaces like counter tops, desks, water fountains, door handles, inside cars and buses, product packages on store shelves that someone else handled, or sneezed-on or coughed-on, - including ones that get delivered by mail, FedEx, UPS, etc. -- complicates things greatly.

Step One: Stay home. Do not go out unless you absolutely MUST.

Step Two: Presuming you have to go out (we ALL do) wear a filter mask eye and hand protective gear (below). The N-95 filter masks are almost completely sold out already, nationwide. So you can get a better mask rated as N-100 or P-100 for the time being until THEY sell out. Links to various suppliers are HERE-N-95 and HERE N-100. (I am NOT the seller)

You can also get the VASTLY AVAILABLE 3M 7500 (HERE) which uses 3M 2091 filters (HERE) This mask system is more expensive, but it works and is widely still available. (Again, I am NOT the seller)

Get Eye Protection, either cheap swimmer goggles (HERE) or better safety goggles (HERE)

Get a box of rubber/nitrile Gloves (Here) Wear this gear when you go out. Yes, you'll look and feel ridiculous. But you are much more likely to have the last laugh because YOU are protecting yourself.

THIS IS URGENTLY IMPORTANT: The absolute moment you get home, take off your shoes and leave them in the foyer. DO NOT WALK AROUND YOUR HOUSE IN SHOES YOU WORE OUTSIDE. You may have walked on a large amount of infected material as you were out and if you wear those shoes in the house, the virus will spread in the house. Next: Go into the bathroom, take off your clothing, put it in a hamper or plastic bag, and take a shower. You HAVE TO WASH OFF any virus that may have landed on your body or hair, while you were out. Put on clean garments. You cannot go sit in your chair or lay on your couch or bed in clothing you wore outside. The virus will come off the clothing, onto the furniture and pow, someone in the house catches it. Make every person in your household do this the absolute moment they come home. This virus is HIGHLY CONTAGIOUS and it KILLS people. We cannot skimp or get lazy protecting ourselves. Eat right, take vitamins (I use Centrum), and, I don't want to sound hokey, or like some Bible thumper, pray to Almighty God that you be protected by Him during this crisis. I'm not kidding. I mean it: PRAY. Even if you haven't prayed in decades, start now. "Hi God, it's me (so and so). I know I haven't prayed to you in a long time, but I'm coming back to you now. . . . ." And then talk honestly and earnestly to him, in a very quiet voice. Just remember, this is God, not a magician to be summoned to do tricks or render services at our beckon call. He made us. We are HIS to do with a HE sees fit. OTHER "PREPS" with Links Have Emergency food (HERE, HERE, and HERE) in the house in case Quarantine gets implemented, so you and your family can eat for the 6 weeks or so such Quarantines are likely to last.

Have Emergency Water (HERE) stored up in case the water supply gets contaminated.

Here is a complete list of "Preps" that folks might consider for themselves. RELATED:


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If Apple is hurting due to the coronavirus, its suppliers and rivals likely are too

[Reuters] By Stephen Nellis and Josh Horwitz Reuters February 18, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Apple Inc's <AAPL.O> surprise warning that it will likely fall short of this quarter's sales target due to the coronavirus epidemic points to much pain for its chip and other suppliers as well as for rivals who also rely on China to build their products. Revising guidance set just three weeks ago, the world's most valuable tech company said while many factories that make iPhones have reopened for work, they were ramping up more slowly than anticipated. The outbreak, which has infected more than 72,000 and prevented many employees from returning to work due to travel and quarantine restrictions, was reverberating throughout the U.S. firm's supply chain, a source familiar with Apple's operations in China said. "If one component factory stays closed and they're the only supplier, then everyone has to stop and wait. And if there are two suppliers and one is shut down, then we need the other to do more," said the source who was not authorized to speak to media and declined to be identified. Stacy Rasgon, a Bernstein analyst, said Apple's woes probably also mean fewer chips will be sold throughout the mobile device industry because the overwhelming majority are made in China. "Maybe this is the wake up call. I would be astonished if Apple is the only one," he said. "Every electronic supply chain runs through China in a big way.  "Research firm Canalys estimates both Apple, which outsources much of its manufacturing to Taiwan's Foxconn <2317.TW>, and rival Huawei Technologies [HWT.UL] have 99% of their production in China. The world's No. 1 smartphone market is likely see sales halve in the first quarter due to the virus, analysts have said.

Chinese rivals Oppo, Xiaomi Corp <1810.HK> and Vivo have 83%, 72%, and 65% of their production in China respectively. Reuters reported last week that roughly 10% of Foxconn's workers in China have resumed production, while other plants in the country remain largely shuttered. Foxconn denied the reports in a company filing without elaborating. A SLEW OF SUPPLIERS Shares of Apple's chip suppliers fell on the news on Tuesday, with Samsung Electronics <005930.KS> losing 2.8%, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) <2330.TW> down 2.9% and SK Hynix <000660.KS> shedding 2.9%. Analysts at ANZ noted Qualcomm Inc <QCOM.O> was vulnerable to disruptions caused by the epidemic as it supplies mobile modem chips to almost all major smartphone makers and generates nearly half of its sales from China. U.S.-based suppliers that do a lot of business with Apple include Broadcom Inc <AVGO.O>, Qorvo Inc <QRVO.O> and Skyworks Solutions Inc <SWKS.O>.

Broadcom makes a range of wireless components for iPhones and said last month it had signed a deal to supply Apple for contracts worth as much as $15 billion. Sales to Apple accounted for 20% of its annual revenue in fiscal 2019. Qorvo, which sells parts that help phones connect to wireless data networks, generated around one third of its revenue from Apple in fiscal 2019. Skyworks, another wireless component supplier, got more than 10% of its annual revenue from Apple. Other U.S. suppliers to Apple include Texas Instruments Inc <TXN.O>. Its battery charging chips have been found in iPhone teardowns, although the company sells across a broad spectrum of the electronics industry. In Europe, the Netherlands' NXP Semiconductors <NXPI.O> supplies Apple with the near-field communications chips used in the iPhone's Apple Pay contactless payments feature, according to TechInsights teardowns and industry analysts. Chips made by Franco-Italian firm STMicroelectronics <STM.MI> <STM.PA> are used for wireless battery charging and for infrared cameras in iPhones, according to teardowns. Its shares lost 3.5% in morning trade. Investors in chipmakers have until now have been willing to look past temporary coronavirus disruptions, hoping for a sales recovery in the second half, said Bernstein's Rasgon. Mike Fawkes, who previously ran supply chain operations for Hewlett-Packard, said even if it wanted to, Apple was unlikely to find alternative production sources soon. "They're stuck with China for some period of time," he said. "It's very hard when you're managing a big battleship like they are." (Reporting by Stephen Nellis in San Francisco and Josh Horwitz in Shanghai; Additional reporting by Hyunjoo Jin in Seoul; Editing by Greg Mitchell, Miyoung Kim and Edwina Gibbs) 

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10 Plagues That Are Hitting Our Planet Simultaneously

February 17, 2020 by Michael Snyder

All of a sudden, really crazy things are starting to happen all over the world. Giant swarms of locusts are absolutely devastating entire regions, extremely unusual storms are confounding meteorologists, earthquake and volcanic activity are both on the rise, and five very dangerous diseases are sweeping across the globe. So far in 2020, it has just been one thing after another, and many are speculating about what could be ahead if events continue to escalate. The other day my wife mentioned that one of her friends suggested that I should put together a list of all the weird stuff that has been taking place, and so that is what I have decided to do. The following is a list of 10 plagues that are hitting our planet simultaneously… #1 Armies Of LocustsAs I detailed the other day, swarms of locusts the size of major cities have been devouring entire farms in Africa in as little as 30 seconds. These swarms have also been spreading throughout the Middle East, and now we have learned that they have even reached China…

A gigantic swarm of locusts that belong to a plague that has ravaged millions of acres of crops across east Africa has been spotted reaching the Chinese border.

Billions of the insects have destroyed food supplies across Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia in what has been described as the worst plague for decades.

#2 Extremely Bizarre Weather Patterns – It is almost as if virtually all of the old rules have suddenly been thrown out the window. An all-time record 209 mph wind gust just hit Calfiornia, and absolutely crazy storms are happening all over the planet. For example, just check out what just took place in Australia… Sydney has been thrown into chaos by a devastating storm that saw two months of rainfall in just two days – forcing mass evacuations, leaving 150,000 homes without power, and prompted warnings not to drive to work. The storm dumped 400mm of rain on the city over the weekend, causing mayhem for commuters on Monday morning with roads blocked, ferries canceled and trains suffering major delays across the network.

#3 Unprecedented Flooding – We are seeing unusual flooding all over the world right now, and the flooding that is devastating the southern U.S. at this moment is being called “unprecedented”…

In Jackson, Mississippi, hundreds of residents either watched their homes flood over the weekend or worried their residence would soon be drenched as the Pearl River crested Monday at 36.8 feet, its third-highest level ever recorded – behind only 1979 and 1983.

Calling the Jackson floods “historic” and “unprecedented,” Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said in a Sunday press conference that “we do not anticipate this situation to end anytime soon. It will be days before we are out of the woods and the waters recede.”

#4 Major Earthquakes Really big earthquakes are happening with such frequency now that it is very difficult for me to write about them all. For example, a magnitude 7.7 quake recently struck off of the coast of Jamaica, but I have been so busy writing about other disasters that I have not even mentioned it until now… A magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck Tuesday about 80 miles from Jamaica, shaking people in the Caribbean and as far away as Miami.

A tsunami of 0.4 feet was recorded in the Cayman Islands at George Town, but no tsunami was observed at Port Royal, Jamaica, or Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic.

#5 Unusual Volcanic Eruptions – Seismic activity has been rising all over the globe, and over the past couple of months we have seen volcanoes all over the world pop off like firecrackers. One of the most notable eruptions that we have seen in recent days was the most powerful eruption of Mount Merapi in 90 years…

One of Indonesia’s most active volcanoes, Mount Merapi just experienced its most powerful eruption since 1930! The eruption reportedly took place on Thursday and was caught on video displaying a powerful and terrifying eruption showing the moment the crater exploded and launched lava and ash an estimated 2,000 meters into the air forcing local residents to stay outside of the designated no-go zone 3km (1.8 miles) from the crater.

#6 The Coronavirus – Needless to say, the coronavirus outbreak in China has been getting more headlines than anything else on this list. The numbers continue to rise, and many are speculating that this could potentially become the worst global pandemic since the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918. In a desperate attempt to keep the truth from getting out, the World Health Organization is asking the major social media companies to censor their users… The World Health Organization has held talks with tech giants to stop the spread of coronavirus “misinformation,” despite the fact that some things once labeled “misinformation” have since turned out to be true.

The meeting was organized by the WHO but hosted by Facebook at its Menlo Park campus in California. Attendees included representatives from Amazon, Twilio, Dropbox, Google, Verizon, Salesforce, Twitter, YouTube, Airbnb, Kinsa and Mapbox.

#7 The African Swine Fever – “Pig Ebola” has already wiped out millions upon millions of pigs in China, and it has now spread to more than 40 other countries. The price of pork is absolutely skyrocketing in China right now, and to help fill the demand the Chinese are increasingly importing pork from U.S. sources…

Tyson Foods Inc. says it’s just starting to see the benefits of the African swine fever outbreak in China, which includes a 600% year-over-year increase in pork orders to China in the fiscal first quarter.

#8 The H1N1 Swine Flu – Unlike the African Swine Fever, the H1N1 Swine Flu can actually kill humans. In fact, it has already killed more people outside of China than the coronavirus outbreak has. For instance, 13 people in Taiwan died from the virus in one recent week alone…

As of now, the H1N1 virus is posing a great threat once again as it has claimed 13 lives in Taiwan in the last week. This virus is highly contagious and is known to spread from human to human. It is especially dangerous for those with a compromised immune system like those suffering from chronic medical conditions and long-term health conditions.

#9 The H5N1 Bird FluThis strain of the bird flu caused a massive global scare a number of years ago, and now it is experiencing a stunning resurgence. China has had to kill thousands of chickens so far, and experts are warning that this outbreak could be just getting started…

China also is reportedly dealing with an outbreak of the deadly H5N1 bird flu in chickens in the Hunan province, an area that borders the province where the coronavirus emerged, according to the South China Morning Post.

As of Feb. 1, local authorities had culled 17,828 poultry after the H5NI outbreak, according to a statement by China’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs.

#10 The H5N8 Bird FluThis strain is different from the H5N1 bird flu, but many believe that it is even more frightening. It has started to pop up in numerous places around the globe, and experts were really surprised when it recently made an appearance in Germany…

Germany has reported an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu virus in a backyard in the southwestern part of the country, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Monday.

The virus killed 44 birds out of a flock of 69 in Bretzfeld, in the Baden-Wurttemberg region, the Paris-based OIE said, citing a report from Germany’s food and agriculture ministry.

Can any of you remember a time when we have been hit by crisis after crisis like this all at once?

2020 has certainly started off with quite a bang, and many expect global events to continue to accelerate.

So hold on to your hats, because things are likely to get even crazier in the months ahead.

About the Author: I am a voice crying out for change in a society that generally seems content to stay asleep. My name is Michael Snyder and I am the publisher of The Economic Collapse Blog, End Of The American Dream and The Most Important News, and the articles that I publish on those sites are republished on dozens of other prominent websites all over the globe. I have written four books that are available on including The Beginning Of The End, Get Prepared Now, and Living A Life That Really Matters. (#CommissionsEarned) By purchasing those books you help to support my work. I always freely and happily allow others to republish my articles on their own websites, but due to government regulations I need those that republish my articles to include this “About the Author” section with each article. In order to comply with those government regulations, I need to tell you that the controversial opinions in this article are mine alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of the websites where my work is republished. This article may contain opinions on political matters, but it is not intended to promote the candidacy of any particular political candidate. The material contained in this article is for general information purposes only, and readers should consult licensed professionals before making any legal, business, financial or health decisions. Those responding to this article by making comments are solely responsible for their viewpoints, and those viewpoints do not necessarily represent the viewpoints of Michael Snyder or the operators of the websites where my work is republished. I encourage you to follow me on social media on Facebook and Twitter, and any way that you can share these articles with others is a great help. 

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Mitt Romney Caught Taking Big Money Donations from George Soros

Mitt Romney has taken big money donations from George Soros Anti-Trump Republican Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) has been caught taking large donations from liberal billionaire George Soros, financial records have revealed.  The globalist financier’s Soros Fund Management invests heavily in political figures, including Democrat powerhouses such as former President Barack Obama, Sen. Chuck Schumer, twice-failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, and others. Back in 2012

George Soros stated that he saw little difference between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama.

According to political donations records, it has now been revealed that Romney is now also on the George Soros’ payroll. The Utah senator left his Republican colleagues stunned when he sided with Democrats to shun his own party and vote to convict President Donald Trump in the partisan impeachment trial. Records show Mitt Romney took $17,250 from George Soros via Soros Fund Management According to, Romney has accepted at least $17,500 from Soros Fund Management.  The organization is a left-wing influence operation funded by George Soros. The donations listed are the ones made by publically by Soros, who has a track record for “immoral” financial activity.  Hungarian-born Soros is widely regarded as the man who broke the Bank of England in 1992. He was also declared a “financial terrorist” in Malaysia and found guilty of insider trading in Europe. George Soros has a reputation for having little respect for the law and no interest in playing by the rules. By accepting money from Soros, the move will surely raise further questions regarding Romney’s credibility. Remarkably for a Republican, Romney actually makes the top 20 of politicians who have accepted money from Soros Fund Management. Mitt Romney shunned his Republican colleagues to side with Democrats in their anti-Trump impeachment campaign Romney’s vote during the Democrats’ impeachment campaign has certainly ruffled the feathers of his fellow-Republicans.

First, he was notified by a tweet from the chair of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Matt Schlapp that he was “not invited” to the annual conference.  Schlapp’s decision came after Romney became one of two Republicans in the Senate to vote to call additional witnesses in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.  “The ‘extreme conservative’ and Junior Senator from the great state of Utah, @SenatorRomney is formally NOT invited to #CPAC2020,” Schlapp tweeted. And now a lawmaker has filed a bill to allow Utah citzens to recall an elected United States senator. The lawmaker, Rep. Tim Quinn, R-Heber City, told the Deseret News in an interview shortly after the bill was made public that it’s not meant to target any specific sitting Utah senator — but it comes amid heightened national attention on Sen. Mitt Romney, who has been among the few Republican senators publicly critical of President Donald Trump.  While Quinn said his bill isn’t aimed at Romney or any specific senator, he acknowledged his bill comes at a time that people will likely construe it that way.   “I know that’s what’s going to be the narrative,” Quinn said.  “If it were, then it might make sense to have a sunset on it.” 

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Two arrested after armed gang makes run for toilet rolls in HK$1,600 heist as coronavirus panic shows no signs of easing

Masked men struck outside Wellcome store in Mong Kok around 6am, escaping with about 50 packets holding 600 rolls

Barrister says case is serious and toilet paper in current circumstances can be considered valuable

Chan Ho-him

Published: 11:26am, 17 Feb, 2020

Armed robbers stole about HK$1,600 worth of toilet paper from outside a Hong Kong supermarket on Monday morning, as panic over the spread of the coronavirus showed little signs of easing. Three masked men stole 600 rolls in about 50 packets from a delivery man outside a Wellcome store in Mong Kok, at around 6am on Monday. Police said one of the men was armed with two knives. Two people, aged 49 and 54, had been arrested by midday on Monday, and the force said they were hunting down three more people thought to be aged between 20 and 30. The stolen toilet rolls were found in a guest house on Sai Yee Street, not far from where it was taken. Detectives from the Mong Kok criminal investigation unit are handling the case. Wellcome said its staff were threatened and robbed while they were unloading a delivery of toilet rolls from a lorry at the store. No one was injured. “This is a senseless act and we are shocked,” a spokeswoman from the supermarket chain said. She added all Wellcome stores had sufficient supply of toilet rolls with regular supply coming in, as she urged customers not to bulk purchase in panic. “A temporary shortage was caused by a sudden and unusual surge in demand. We will do our utmost to speed up replenishment in our stores until the situation stabilises,” she said. etc. 

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Bloomberg Bloomies: Elitist racist Democrat billionaire Michael Bloomberg wants to be your nanny 

Dr Eowyn 3 days ago in Politics 0

Bloomy (adj.): covered with fruit; fruity.

Michael Bloomberg, 78, the 12th richest person in the world with a net worth of $64 billion, is spending $millions in his quest to be the Democrat Party’s 2020 presidential nominee. But Bloomberg is an elitist who has only contempt for the “little people”. Here’s the damning evidence. 

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Japan Releases First 500 'Diamond Princess' Passengers As 14-Day Quarantine Ends

by Tyler Durden Wed, 02/19/2020 - 04:49


Death toll passes 2,000 as Hubei reports 132 deaths for Tuesday

Japan to release first wave of 500 passengers + crew at 10:30 am in Tokyo

Florida health officials mysteriously refuse to share virus info with reporters

Russia bars all Chinese from entering

NYT notes signs of impending economic distress

South Korea announces "emergency steps" to prepare for outbreak.

South Korea announces 15 new cases

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Update (1940ET): It's Wednesday morning in Yokohama. So you know what that means.

Japanese health authorities are beginning the process of offloading the remaining 2,000+ passengers and crew aboard the 'Diamond Princess', a ship that has been under quarantine for 14 days. The offloading will take place in phases over three days, finally wrapping up on Friday. The first 500 people are set to leave at around 10:30 am Tokyo time on Wednesday. There will be no preference given to different nationalities, according to Japan's Ministry of Health. Many who depart will be subject to another 14 days of quarantine, including any Americans who elected to stay on the ship instead of traveling back to the US on the evac flight. Roughly 40 Americans were also excluded from that flight because they were being treated for the virus in a Japanese hospital. So far, 542 people - including at least 14 of the 300 or so Americans who traveled back to the US on Monday in Japan - have tested positive for the virus. And while Japan says it has tested everybody aboard, doctors and experts say there's no way to certain that people being released won't be carrying the virus - hence the quarantines when they return home. But where will they go between now and then? And with no immediate after-care plans - at least none that have been publicly disclosed, it looks like Japan is about to set thousands of people aboard the most infected environment outside China loose in Tokyo.  Of course, Japanese authorities are so paranoid about the Olympics, one would think they would be doing everything in their power to stop an outbreak in Tokyo, especially at such a sensitive time.  About 500 people are set to leave the ship from around 10:30 a.m. Tokyo time on Wednesday, with no preference given to any particular nationality, Japan’s Health Ministry said. Hopefully, health officials will manage to convince the world that they successfully screened for the virus. The ship was first quarantined on Feb. 5 more than a week after a man who tested positive for the virus in Hong Kong disembarked. Journalists have shared stories of desperation and paranoia from those trapped on the ship, making it sound like such a nightmare that many who read those stories may never want to travel on a cruise. In other news, Yonhap reported minutes ago that South Korea has another 15 cases, increasing the countries total by roughly one-third to 46 one day after the country's president warned of an "economic emergency" as companies like Hyundai suffer from supply shortages from China. The South Korean government has already announced a fiscal stimulus package to help companies hurt by the virus.

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Update (1720ET): Health officials in Hubei reported a big jump in deaths on Tuesday, shattering the state's narrative that the virus is being beaten because the number of confirmed cases and deaths were falling. And with the new figures, the China death toll has hit 2,000 exactly, up from 1,868 deaths as of the end of Monday, according to China's NHC. HUBEI REPORTS 1,693 NEW CORONAVIRUS CASES, 132 DEATHS FEB. 18 CHINA'S CORONAVIRUS DEATH TOLL HITS 2,000

Meanwhile, state officials in Florida are refusing to release any information about the state's efforts to contain a coronavirus outbreak, including data about the number of patients who have been tested for the virus, according to the Tampa Bay Times. "The goal of this public health response is containment," said state Surgeon General Scott Rivkees, who presented to the Senate Health Policy committee Tuesday. "And if there’s a confirmed case, it will absolutely be reported." Rivkees added that the state wasn't allowed to release the information because of "privacy concerns" - likely a rule about patient confidentiality codified in the federal HIPPA guidelines. However, veteran journalists in the state pressed the surgeon general: These numbers were shared with the public during Zika, and since the numbers don't include any personalized details, there shouldn't be any conflict with HIPPA.

Despite their protests, the state simply deferred to the Department of Health, which has created a 700-person incident management team to liaise with states and help the country prepare for the potential outbreak. Certain protocols have been shared with officials in every state. Though if not sharing this information is part of some kind of federal 'protocol', then how come Washington State is sharing some of this information directly on a Department of Public Health website? Also in the US: the CDC said earlier that the State Department is planning to bar any Americans who were aboard the Diamond Princess but didn't return with the evacuees from returning to the country until next month.

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Update (1600ET): Writing in the latest update to its coronavirus live blog, the New York Times points out that more signs of economic pain from the outbreak have emerged on Tuesday. It cites HSBC's bloodletting, Jaguar's warning about looming production problems and Apple's latest production warning as worrying signs of corporate blowback even as the Nasdaq closed at a record high.

Economic fallout from the new coronavirus epidemic continued to spread on Tuesday, with new evidence emerging in manufacturing, financial markets, commodities, banking and other sectors.

HSBC, one of the most important banks in Hong Kong, said it plans to cut 35,000 jobs and $4.5 billion in costs as it faces headwinds that include the coronavirus outbreak and months of political strife in Hong Kong. The bank, based in London, had come to depend increasingly on China for growth.

Jaguar Land Rover warned that the coronavirus could soon begin to create production problems at its assembly plants in Britain. Like many carmakers, Jaguar Land Rover uses parts made in China, where many factories have shut down or slowed production; Fiat Chrysler, Renault and Hyundai have already reported interruptions as a result.

U.S. stocks declined on Tuesday, a day after Apple warned that it would miss its sales forecasts due to disruption in China, as concerns about the impact of the outbreak weighed on the outlook for the global economy.

Stocks tied to the near-term ups and downs of the economy slumped, with energy, financials and industrial shares the leading losers. The S&P 500 index was down 0.5 percent at midafternoon in New York trading. Bond yields declined, with the 10-year Treasury note yielding 1.55 percent, suggesting investors are lowering their expectations for economic growth and inflation. With much of the Chinese economy stalled, demand for oil has fallen and prices were down on Tuesday, with a barrel of West Texas Intermediate selling for roughly $52.

In Germany, where the economy depends heavily on global demand for machinery and automobiles, a key indicator showed economic sentiment has tumbled this month, as the economic outlook has weakened.

You know it's bad when CNBC's unspoken economics 'Word of the Day' is 'one-off'.

Meanwhile, America's 'paper of record' reported that at least 150 million people in China are living under severe lockdown restrictions confining them largely to their homes. That's one-tenth of China's population, and 1% of the global population.

Kind of hard to work and consume when you can't leave the house.

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Update (1410ET): In an interview with Fox News, the CDC's Dr. Anthony Fauci said the risk to Americans of contracting COVID-19 is relatively low right now, but that "could change" given the chaotic and unpredictable situation. "The risk clearly is relatively low right now, but that could change. So we're telling our American citizens to not be fearful, to not be afraid, but to keep an eye on it." Dr. Fauci added that the federal government has quarantined every known case of the virus. "The people in this country that were aware of being infected they've been contacted, isolated and made aware that this is the case." Just in case any get through, the US is starting 'sentinel surveillance' of patients around the country who go to the hospital to report flu-like symptoms, as we reported yesterday. "That will give us a better idea of whether there are any cases that we haven't identified or noticed," the doctor added. Watch the clip below: Update (1300ET): In a landmark decision, Russia has temporarily banned Chinese from entry as of Feb. 20, becoming the first country to ban all Chinese from entry in response to the coronavirus outbreak, according to Russian news agency TASS. This is only the latest step from Russia, which has already closed most entry points along its 4,200-kilometer border, suspended e-visas and work visas for Chinese nationals. Russia has already reported two cases of coronavirus - the only cases confirmed in the country so far - both involving Chinese nationals. Though there haven't been many cases, there have been a number of interesting virus-related headlines out of Russia in recent weeks. Two men in the city of Chelyabinsk were fined for hooliganism after they filmed a prank video where they pretended to shoot a man infected with the virus in a park. The men wore white hazmat suits and face masks while simulating the shooting of the third person, who wasn't actually infected.

Russia discharged a Chinese national from the hospital in the Siberian city of Chita on Wednesday after he recovered from a coronavirus infection, the second of Russia's two confirmed cases of coronavirus to recover. The other victim, also a Chinese national, was also said by authorities to have recovered and been released from quarantine in Siberia's Tyumen region.

Meanwhile,apropos of nothing, BNO News shared one of the latest videos out of Hubei Province, which we'd like to now share with you.

Video from Hubei province shows doctors running across the street to take patients who are critically ill with coronavirus to a new ICU unit. It took 30 minutes per patient, 10 in total - Xinhua 

— BNO Newsroom (@BNODesk) February 18, 2020

This could be an Olympic Sport (if they don't cancel the Olympics, that is).

As a handful of brave foreign correspondents continue to report on the outbreak inside mainland China, the Epoch Times' reporter Jennifer Zeng revealed on Tuesday that 71 people from one workplace in Beijing have been placed under quarantine after one employee was infected by COVID-19.  We're glad to see China's shift back to work is going so well.

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Update (0840ET): Global Times editor Hu Xijin, a government mouthpiece whose tweets were closely followed during the 'Phase 1' trade-deal negotiations, is touting China's dubious data as a sign that the Communist Party is winning the 'People's War' against COVID-19. * * *

Last night, the western press exposed the Americans for breaking Japan's quarantine on the 'Diamond Princess' by ferrying some 14 infected individuals to the US. But with one day left to go before the Japanese government ends its quarantine and releases thousands of terrified and paranoid passengers into the streets of Tokyo. On Tuesday, another 88 passengers from the Diamond Princess were diagnosed with the virus, bringing the total to 542. Japan has completed tests for all passengers and crew aboard the ship as of Monday, but the results for the last batch of tests aren't expected until Wednesday, the day that the quarantine is slated to end. So far, results are back for 2,404 passengers and crew, out of the 3,711 who were on board the ship when the quarantine began on Feb. 5. Japanese Health Minister Katsunobu Kato said Tuesday that people who have tested negative for the virus would start leaving on Wednesday, but that the process of releasing passengers and crew won't be finished until Friday, according to the Washington Post. The remaining 61 American passengers on the DP who opted not to join the evacuation will not be allowed to return to the US until March 4, according to the American embassy in Tokyo. The governments of Australia, Hong Kong and Canada have also said they would evacuate passengers. Elsewhere, Japan confirmed three more cases of the virus. This time, they were confirmed in Wakayama, a prefecture in eastern Japan. In the latest indication that the 14-day quarantine simply wasn't enough to kill the virus, a British couple has tested positive for the virus just one day before Japanese authorities are set to release everybody from quarantine, according to the Guardian. "David and Sally Abel, a British couple onboard the Diamond Princess cruise liner in Japan, have tested positive for coronavirus, a day before passengers who tested negative were due to start leaving the ship after spending two weeks in quarantine." Including all of the cases announced overnight, there are now 73,336 confirmed cases of the virus worldwide, compared with 1,874 deaths. As the battle against the virus rages in Wuhan, Liu Zhiming, 51, a neurosurgeon and the director of the Wuchang Hospital in Wuhan, became the latest high-profile medical worker to succumb to the virus, as we noted last night. Late last week, China confirmed that nearly 2,000 medical workers had been infected. The Commission overseeing China's virus response has released a statement commemorating Liu's life and honoring his death. "From the start of the outbreak, Comrade Liu Zhiming, without regard to his personal safety, led the medical staff of Wuchang Hospital at the front lines of the fight against the epidemic," the commission said. Dr. Liu "made significant contributions to our city’s fight to prevent and control the novel coronavirus," it added. In Beijing, senior officials including President Xi continued to play down the economic blowback from the virus. During remarks on Tuesday, Xi insisted that China could still meet its 2020 economic targets - which called for a doubling of the size of the Chinese economy in 10 years - despite the outbreak. Of course, China' goalseeked economic data has never offered a truly accurate reflection of the world's second-largest economy. And a report by PitchBook warns that Chinese startups are struggling to raise money as the epidemic complicates deal talks an deals a serious blow to the country's 'venture capital' scene.  From the start of the year through Feb. 12, venture capital activity in China fell from 381 to 137 deals, and the capital raised declined from $4.05 billion to $1.37 billion, compared to the same period last year. Prior outbreaks like SARS and swine flu also weighed on investment activity. Moving south to Seoul, South Korean President Moon Jae-in called for South Korea to take "emergency steps" to prepare for a more widespread outbreak of COVID-19. In contrast to Xi, Moon warned the coronavirus could have a "bigger and longer-lasting impact" on his country's economy than the 2015 MERS outbreak, which prompted South Korea to roll out a supplemental budget while the central bank cut rates, WaPo reports. Speculators are now betting on a rate cut at the Bank of Korea's meeting next week. Singapore also announced on Tuesday that it had earmarked $2.8 billion for virus relief measures to help stabilize its economy and assist workers. Over in the Philippines, 25,000 stranded workers can now return to work. French Health Minister Olivier Veran said Tuesday there was a "credible risk" that the virus could transform into a pandemic, Reuters reports. "This is both a working assumption and a credible risk," Veran told France Info radio, when asked about the possibility of the coronavirus spreading globally. Taking a brief break from the news, our disturbing video of the day comes from Xinjiang, the far-flung province that's home to millions of Uyghur Muslims.  In this video, shared by the Epoch Times' Jennifer Zeng, a police officer suddenly collapses while walking. His current status is unknown. Offering a lesson in contrasts, the Global Times, a mainland tabloid, has continued to tweet lighthearted human interest stories from the heart of the outbreak. Today's story: A health-care worker getting married in the heart of the outbreak. The GT also reported that officials in Hubei are continuing with a "comprehensive search" for patients with fevers, and have even started tracking down every individual who has purchased fever or cough medicine since Jan. 20. As we reported last night, Apple published a press release admitting it "does not expect to meet the revenue guidance we provided for the March quarter" due to coronavirus-related issues.

Since we haven't reported a full breakdown of cases in a while, here's a complete list and breakdown of infections by country and territory, courtesy of the AP:

Mainland China: 1,868 deaths among 72,436 cases, chiefly in Hubei

Hong Kong: 58 cases, 1 death

Macao: 10

Japan: 607 cases, including 542 from a cruise ship docked in Yokohama, 1 death

Singapore: 77 cases

Thailand: 35

South Korea: 31

Malaysia: 22

Taiwan: 22 cases, 1 death

Vietnam: 16 cases

Germany: 16

United States: 15 cases; separately, 1 US citizen died in China

Australia: 14 cases

France: 12 cases, 1 death

United Kingdom: 9 cases

United Arab Emirates: 9

Canada: 8

Philippines: 3 cases, 1 death

India: 3 cases

Italy: 3

Russia: 2

Spain: 2

Belgium: 1

Nepal: 1

Sri Lanka: 1

Sweden: 1

Cambodia: 1

Finland: 1

Egypt: 1

In a recent study, China's CCDC found that the virus's fatality rate - 14.8% - is for people aged 80 or older with co-occurring medical conditions. Young and healthy people, meanwhile, typically experience much more mild symptoms, according to the BBC. Along those same lines, the WHO confirmed on Tuesday that the virus manifests as only a minor infection in four out of five people who contract it, according to the Guardian. For everybody still saying that the virus is no more dangerous than the annual flu outbreak, here's some food for thought: An analysis of 44,672 coronavirus patients in China whose diagnoses were confirmed by laboratory testing has found that 1,023 had died by Feb. 11, a fatality rate of 2.3%. That's far higher than the mortality rate for the seasonal flu. Finally, the New York Times has reviewed lockdown conditions across China, and confirmed that more than 760 million people are living in neighborhoods or villages with at least some imposed strictures regulating residents' comings and goings. That represents half of China's population, and one out of every ten people on the planet. Some neighborhoods only require residents to show ID, sign in and have their temperature checked. Other villages prohibit bringing in guests. In places with more stringent restrictions, households are only allowed to send one person out at a time - and often not even every day. Last night, Zeng reported that in some parts of Wuhan the lockdown has become so strict that people aren't allowed to come outside at all. 

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A Huge Wake-Up Call - Coronavirus & Prepping Go Hand-In-Hand: Reader Recommendations And Preparing For Supply Chain Disruptions As We Learn In China Some Cannot Leave Their Homes, Even For Groceries

By Susan Duclos - All News PipeLine February 17, 2020

While Stefan Stanford has been doing an outstanding job updating readers on new information about the Coronavirus, from "super spreaders" to possible martial law as we are seeing in parts of China, where the virus originated, there is another aspect that I would like to cover. ANP readers have also, as always, been a wonderful source of information, from suggestions, to links sharing every and any new report as they find it, to help other readers stay fully informed, as well as recommendations to help others get and stay prepared. Before we touch on certain points such as what ANP readers are utilizing the most, and then the need to prepare for what is assuredly going to be a supply chain disruption, whether large or small, and the need for prevention and protections, there are a few points we would like to make.

• One: While we do provide Amazon affiliate links, which we do make pennies on the dollar for, if a reader has the means to get the same product from a store close to their location, for a better price, we encourage the readers to do so.

It does not matter where readers get what they need to protect themselves from this virus or even just colds and flu during the season, all that matters is that they have that protection. If like us, and there is no access to a store without a long drive, the ease of delivery may be handy.

• Two: While we can access the products bought from the affiliate links we do not have access to any personal information i.e. CC information, address or name of buyer. The whole reason we use affiliate systems is because we do not want your personal information. Heck, companies with far bigger websites than ours, with the ability for the best protections, have seen data breaches over the past few years, so we don't want responsibility for keeping personal information.

• Three: Last but not least, we are listing the products that readers have gravitated to, have bought, in bulk at times, using their favoring one over another as our basis for recommendation. Many ANP readers are preppers, some newer and some have been prepping for years, so who better to recommend certain products than them? HEALTH: PREVENTION AND PROTECTION

The most ordered products, by far, are the ones used to prevent the spread, and protect against, the Coronavirus (or colds and flu) should it appear in a city or neighborhood near you, from cleaning products to masks and gloves. This is not as unlikely as some might think as we have a reader lives within miles of one of the people in the U.S. tested for the Coronavirus. The top recommendations from purchased products are, hands down, the disinfectants, refills, masks, gloves and disposable body suits. Links below listed in order of appearance in reader recommendation list. Some of the products listed were not on our original lists, but were recommended by purchase from the "related" list, so we made sure they were the same and chose the least expensive but still the same quality. In other words, there different links to the same exact product, all within dollars of each other, so we choose the least expensive to share below. If readers have ordered and tried any of the products below, please share your opinion on which is best in your opinion, in the comment section. PureGreen24 (32oz) Disinfectant, Kills Deadly Germs Including 2019 Flu & MRSA Without The Use of Toxic Chemicals

PureGreen24 (32oz 2 Pack) Disinfectant, Kills Deadly Germs Including 2020 Flu & NoroVirus Without The Use of Toxic Chemicals PureGreen24 (Gallon) Disinfectant, Kills Deadly Germs Including 2020 Flu & NoroVirus Without The use of Toxic Chemicals Clorox Hydrogen Peroxide Disinfecting Cleaner Refill, 128 Ounce DuPont Industrial & Scientific 1414 Large TY122S Large EACH Disposable Elastic Wrist, Bootie and Hood Tyvek Coverall Suit 1414 White

Spray Nine 26801 Heavy Duty Cleaner/Degreaser and Disinfectant - 1 Gallon

PURELL Hand Sanitizing Wipes, Alcohol Formula, Fragrance Free, 300 Count Individually Wrapped Hand Wipes

Coleman Dish and Hands Camp Soap Sheets, 50 sheets

Note: Makes absolutely no sense, but the gloves listed below have a less expensive price (and the same) for small and large than for medium, which is almost $15 more.

MedPride Powder-Free Nitrile Exam Gloves, Small, Case/1000 (10 Boxes of 100)

MedPride Powder-Free Nitrile Exam Gloves, Medium, Case/1000 (10 Boxes of 100)

MedPride Powder-Free Nitrile Exam Gloves, Large, 100 Count, Pack of 10

Uvex Stealth OTG Safety Goggles with Anti-Fog/Anti-Scratch Coating (S3970DF ) - 19369, Navy Body, Clear Lens

Organic Vapor Full Face Respirator Safety Mask, IVSUN Double Activated Carbon Respirator Paint Respirator Gas Chemical Dustproof Mask

(ANP FUNDRAISER! Due to recent medical expenses, All News Pipeline will need financial help in the months ahead. If you like stories like this, please consider donating to ANP to help keep us in this 'Info-war' for America at a time of systematic censorship and corruption.) SUPPLY CHAIN DISRUPTION - HYDROPONICS, SUPER FOODS AND INDOOR GROWING Recently Stefan covered the likelihood of supply chain disruptions especially since so many products are "made in China," and where they also supply the majority of medications to the U.S., so while other top links were a variety of Emergency Survival Foods, and Water Filtration Systems, we would prefer to think about long term as in, what would we do if we ran out of those supplies after a few months, or maybe the first year. That brings us to super foods, hydroponics, being able to grow and maintain a garden indoors all year round so when winter hits, no one will starve. Back in May 2019, Steve Quayle, who has been a proponent of prepping since before it became a thing, made some suggestions to us when asked what he thought was important but rarely addressed, and his suggestions were sprouting, hydroponics and stocking up on protein powders.

All excellent suggestions that we at ANP had never addressed either, proving that we can all learn something new. Via that article:

• We'll start with sprouts, often described as a "miracle food" as they are healthy and nutrious, offer vitamin, mineral, amino acid and protein boosts, are affordable, requires no soil (perfect for apartment preppers with a limited amount of space), and offer a large variety, sprout seeds, beans, legumes or grains, and more. The information on sprouting is out there if one knows what to look for and the easy process "involves germinating seeds and legumes, and then eating them raw," so they don't even have to be cooked, and most can be added to soups, stews, salads, among a number of other foods. In researching sprouts we found that they can be grown in simple mason jars, or sprouting trays that barely take up any room and some sprouts can be ready to eat within a week. (Note - Some can take 10-20 days to harvest) Hydroponics is a method of growing nutritious sprouts and other greens and vegetables that doesn't require soil. While researching this method, we were amazed to see how many different herbs, vegetables and greens can be grown using a hydroponics system. Lettuces, tomatoes, cucumbers, spinach and much more can offer decent yields, with no messy soil or the need for a full outside garden, and they can be grown all year round. While the systems themselves range from larger hydroponic growing systems, to smaller ones for those that take up much less space, we found the majority of them to be relatively inexpensive. The great part of being able to grow sprouts, vegetables, fruits and greens indoors using hydroponics is that one is not limited by season or weather and can be harvested more rapidly than traditional gardening. The best part is using non-GMO seeds and growing your own food, you always know exactly what is in the food you are eating and how fresh it is. With the massive amounts of food recalls in recent years due to listeria, salmonella and ecoli, growing your own food is also safer.

Protein Powders: One of the best tips Steve offered in our email communications (although I found them all important) was the need to accumulate protein powders, which in hindsight should have been common sense, but it is something we rarely see addressed when talking about prepping and survival.  We have often linked to freeze dried meat packages, and with the long shelf life, they are still an awesome investment for survival, but when talking about long-term survival, when the possibility of no longer being able to refresh your supply due to food shortages, having a large accumulation of protein powders to simply mix up and drink, is not only imperative but is also an answer for those without a lot of storage space for those large emergency survival food buckets. From organic, plant based, to flavored powders, to gluten free whey powders, to any other number of powders available, one can accumulate enough to last years, or even a decade using a limited amount of space for storage.

Indoor growing: Don't wait until it is too late, learn about indoor growing and start now. Even if nothing ever happens, which is doubtful at this point, to our ability to obtain food, growing your own is healthier, and one knows exactly where it has been and who has touched it! Some books with excellent review scores: Year-Round Indoor Salad Gardening: How to Grow Nutrient-Dense, Soil-Sprouted Greens in Less Than 10 days Indoor Edible Garden: Creative Ways to Grow Herbs, Fruits, and Vegetables in Your Home

Other items for growing food indoors: (Related: The 8 Best Vegetables to Grow Indoors)

900W LED Grow Light Full Spectrum, with 100pcs Dual Chips LEDs, Double Switch, Adjustable Rope Hanger, Grow Bags, Daisy Chain Plant Growing Lamp for Hydroponic Greenhouse Indoor Plants Veg and Flower AeroGarden Sprout LED - Black Burpee Organic Premium Potting Mix, 8 Quart

CicoYinG 2-Pack 10 Gallon Potato Grow Bags - Plant Growing Bags w/Drainage Holes & Access Flap & Handles, Garden Bag Plant Pot for Grow Vegetables, Plant Bags Fabric Pots w/4Pcs Plant Labels

For those that absolutely have to have a little meat in with their foods, it might come in handy to have some freeze dried or canned meats to add to your homegrown vegetables, for stews, soups or other meals. Freeze Dried Chicken Freeze Dried Sausage Crumbles


They could announce a cure for the recent COVID-19, which is what they named the recent Coronavirus, today and we would still consider this whole example of how fast a virus can spread and get out of control, as a huge wake up call. Back in the pioneer days, everyone was a prepper, they grew much of their own foods, baked their own breads and didn't have a grocery store to run over to for food. Today, the majority of the country would not survive if that ability was removed. This wake up call should teach all of us that preparing to protect and prevent from catching a virus, any virus, is just a smart, common sense thing to do, but that also preparing for any type of event that could disrupt our food supply chain, should also be a priority. No one is suggesting going out and spending every penny you have.... but getting a little here, a little there is better than having nothing if SHTF.

Below the Patriot Nurse has some excellent suggestions on staying healthy, not just from this Coronavirus but during cold and flu season. Look to China, at least two cities have banned people from leaving their homes, even to buy groceries, as we hear below from DW, German news. 

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etc. a terrible dark cloud has covered the earth, sickness, pain, suffering, bloodshed, drought, hurricanes, tornadoes, hail, fire, famine, pestilences, heartaches and sorrow, the anti-christ rising to power and fame. Oh, what a day that has now come.

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The 'Wipe Out Humans To Save The Earth' Insanity Now Being Babbled By 'Elite Leftists' Another Hint Coronavirus May Really Be A Depopulation Weapon

- As Flu-Like Illnesses Explode Across America, One Homeless Coronavirus Carrier Could Cause Havoc

By Stefan Stanford - All News Pipeline - Live Free Or Die February 18, 2020

While much of the mainstream media continues to sound like a broken record playing within an echo chamber with the Washington Post joining Foreign Policy, Wikipedia, Fact Check, PolitiFact and numerous others recently putting out stories echoing the same globalist talking point, that this coronavirus outbreak was not caused by a bioweapon or linked to any labs in Wuhan, China and such reports are 'conspiracy theories' or 'disinformation', stories like this new one over at the Daily Mail directly from China and the South China University of Technology beg to differ. As the Daily Mail story reports, following a lengthy study into this coronavirus outbreak, Beijing-sponsored South China University of Technology concluded that 'the killer coronavirus probably originated from a laboratory in Wuhan' while pointing out that research on bats and respiratory diseases carried by the animals at the Wuhan Center for Disease Control and the Wuhan Institute of Virology happened only 300 yards away from the seafood market originally blamed for the outbreak. And with a leading medical journal now reporting this outbreak is highly contagious and much more deadly than originally estimated according to this linked study by the Los Alamos National Laboratory which we've also embedded at the bottom of this story, each of us needs to decide what information we're going to believe and how we're going to prepare for this outbreak, what the mainstream media is reporting or what we're learning from the independent media. And now we learn from Senator Tom Cotton that China is refusing to hand over any evidence or information the US had requested about the Wuhan biolab in question. With Mike Adams reporting in this new story over at Natural News that a pandemic could achieve all of the globalists satanic objectives, including depopulation and the kind of authoritarian government being implemented in China being rolled out in America and across the planet, we learn in this important new Zero Hedge story that even those who've been infected and recover from coronavirus are not safe and in fact, those who become re-infected often die sudden deaths from total heart failure. From Zero Hedge.: Doctors working on the front lines of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak have told the Taiwan Times that it's possible to become reinfected by the virus, leading to death from sudden heart failure in some cases. "It’s highly possible to get infected a second time. A few people recovered from the first time by their own immune system, but the meds they use are damaging their heart tissue, and when they get it the second time, the antibody doesn’t help but makes it worse, and they die a sudden death from heart failure," reads a message forwarded to Taiwan News from a relative of one of the doctors living in the United Kingdom. The source also said the virus has “outsmarted all of us,” as it can hide symptoms for up to 24 days. This assertion has been made independently elsewhere, with Chinese pulmonologist Zhong Nanshan (鍾南山) saying the average incubation period is three days, but it can take as little as one day and up to 24 days to develop symptoms. Also, the source said that false negative tests for the virus are fairly common. It can fool the test kit there were cases that they found, the CT scan shows both lungs are fully infected but the test came back negative four times. The fifth test came back positive. -Taiwan Times So when we read stories about people coming back from China who are testing negative, that doesn't really mean that they really are negative for coronavirus and as has been reported again and again, those who aren't even showing symptoms can still spread the virus to others. And with a locust plague like 'something out of the Book of Exodus' devouring entire farms in Kenya within as little as 30 seconds, it's easy to understand why some warn it feels like we're moving towards the 'end times' as Michael Snyder reports in this Charisma News story.

(ANP FUNDRAISER! Following Susan Duclos' heart attacks and hospitalization, All News Pipeline will need some financial help in the months ahead. So if you like stories like this, please consider donating to ANP to help keep us in this 'Info-war' for America at a time of systematic censorship and widespread corruption.) As has been reported previously, coronavirus presents to many with very few symptoms, with a sore throat the only symptom one carrier of the virus was showing according to the CDC who has warned the disease can be spread by those who show no symptoms at all, so the map we see above from the Flu Near You website gives us another very good reason to avoid the big cities across America if possible where among the large homeless population should it arrive, it could spread like wildfire.  With many of the large clusters of those reporting either flu-like symptoms or any symptoms at all this very moment near the large East-coast megalopolis that stretches from Washington DC north towards New York and Boston, concerning is this Los Angeles Times story which reports coronavirus is spreading as readily as the 1918 Spanish flu, an outbreak which ended up killing between 20 and 50 million after infecting 1/3 of the world's population. Even this story over at The Atlantic had reported that Medeival diseases are now running rampant among the homeless in the big cities of California, diseases such as typhus and tuberculosis, so imagine just one carrier of coronavirus getting loose in one of the massive homeless encampment's in San Francisco or Los Angeles or even here on the East coast in Baltimore, Atlanta, New York city or even Washington DC. And as we see in the map below from the CDC's flu tracker website, so called 'influenza-like illnesses' are in the high range all across America right now with only a few states in moderate to low yet with coronavirus presenting with a full range of different symptoms that are very similar to the flu, it's understandable that hospitals in 5 different US cities are testing people for coronavirus if they show up with flu-like symptoms. Those cities are Seattle, San Francisco, Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles. Yet with many 'false negatives' coming back in tests of people who had coronavirus as we previously mentioned had been reported in this Zero Hedge story, all bets are off about how far it has already spread in America with some not showing symptoms for up to 24 days. As we had mentioned within our opening segment, Mike Adams points out in this must-read story as also heard in the final video at the bottom of this story just how 'fortuitous' this coronavirus outbreak could be for the globalists, allowing them to 'kill many birds with one stone'. While the globalists depopulation agenda has long been called 'conspiracy theory', how many other leftists think just like Cambridge Professor Patricia MacCormack who just wrote a book about how 'only human extinction can save the planet'? Actually writing in her book that the only answer to 'climate change' would be for the human race to be wiped out, calls for MacCormack to be the first to volunteer for that honor have gone unanswered. Yet as Mike Adams points out in this story, such a sinister plan may be coming together perfectly for the globalists. If the Wuhan coronavirus (CoVid-19) pandemic began from an “accidental” release, it sure was a happy accident for the globalists. Everything the pandemic is achieving just happens to perfectly fit the top priorities of the globalist agenda. Consider the following:

– The coronavirus pandemic is currently on track to infect 60% – 80% of the world population and kill up to 15% of those infected, according to an increasing number of doctors and scientists. Conservatively, this could kill up to half a billion people (500 million people), which would go a long way toward accomplishing the globalist goal of depopulation.

The pandemic allows governments to declare medical martial law, with gunpoint-enforced quarantines, mandatory vaccinations and government kidnapping of children from parents who refuse to go along with the medical tyranny. It’s a dream come true for the CDC and the vaccine industry.

– Simultaneously, the pandemic also allows Big Tech to justify total censorship and de-platforming of “anti-vaxxers,” who will of course be immediately blamed for every infection and every death, as soon as a commercial vaccine is available.

Make no mistake, this CoVid-19 Wuhan coronavirus outbreak is almost the perfect weapon against humanity that keeps the globalists in power and even increases their tyranny on a global scale.

It’s almost as if — dare we say — the virus was intelligently designed with these goals in mind…

Also mentioning within his story the possibility of coronavirus being used to both crash the US economy as well as used to defeat President Trump in November, would you put it past them to do such evil things? 

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Washington State Monitoring 712 People for Coronavirus Symptoms

By Zachary Stieber February 18, 2020 Updated: February 18, 2020

Hundreds of people in Washington state are under public health supervision for the novel coronavirus, state officials said on Feb. 17. The 712 people being monitored are at risk of having been exposed to the virus, the Washington State Department of Health said. “The number of people under public health supervision includes those at risk of having been exposed to Novel Coronavirus who are monitoring their health under the supervision of public health officials. This number includes close contacts of laboratory-confirmed cases, as well as people who have returned from China in the past 14 days and are included in federal quarantine guidance,” the department said in an update on its website. The first confirmed case of the COVID-19 virus in the United States was in Washington; the Snohomish County man was treated and has been released from the hospital. Twenty-four others have tested negative for the virus. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, close contact means being within about six feet of a person who has the virus for a prolonged period of time. Close contact can also mean direct contact with secretions from a person with a confirmed case.

While hundreds are being mo