Daily Archives: April 24, 2020

April 24th The D. L. Moody Year Book

A kingdom which shall never be destroyed.—Daniel 2:4.

NAPOLEON tried to establish a kingdom by the force of arms. So did Alexander the Great, and Cæsar, and other great warriors; but they utterly failed. Jesus founded His kingdom on love, and it is going to stand. When we get on to this plane of love, then all selfish and unworthy motives will disappear, and our work will stand the fire when God shall put it to the test.[1]

 

[1] Moody, D. L. (1900). The D. L. Moody Year Book: A Living Daily Message from the Words of D. L. Moody. (E. M. Fitt, Ed.) (p. 78). East Northfield, MA: The Bookstore.

April—24 The Poor Man’s Evening Portion

Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked; I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eye-salve, that thou mayest see.—Rev. 3:17, 18.

My soul! take a leisurely view of what the Redeemer hath here stated of the Church of Laodicea, and gather from it thine evening improvement. What a melancholy representation hath Jesus given! It would have been bad enough to have been in this state, even had the Church been seeking deliverance from it; but to fancy herself well when very ill, to have the spots of death upon her, when she supposed herself recovered, what can be more awful? See to it, my soul, that this be not thy case; ponder over the several characters here drawn, and mark well, whether, through grace, thou hast happily been better taught? Dost thou fancy thyself “rich, and increased in goods, and having need of nothing?” Alas! thou knowest that thou art as poor as ever the circumstances of original sin and actual transgression could make a sinner; from thy first father, Adam, thou hast derived a nature which is virtually all sin, and that sin is continually breaking out, to manifest that all thine affections and thy desires cleave to the earth, and are altogether earthly. So that, so far from needing nothing, thou art insolvent before God, and in want of every thing. Hence thou knowest thy wretchedness and poverty by nature and by practice: for without a view of Christ, and void of an interest in him, thou art so wretched as to be lost for ever; so blind that thou wouldst not have had even a knowledge of thy miserable state; and so naked that thou wouldst not have sought the covering of Jesus’s robe of salvation, to conceal thy shame, either in this world, or in that which is to come. And hath the Lord taught thee these precious truths? Art thou more and more sensible of the utterly lost state of every man by nature? And after all that thou hast attained in thy pursuit of the divine truths, hast thou arrived at the same conclusion as the apostle, “that thou knowest nothing yet as thou oughtest to know?” Oh! then, listen to the gracious advice of Jesus, and accept the counsel of that Wonderful Counsellor; buy of him all he recommends, for in him, and with him, are deposited all graces. “In him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.” He hath gold, yea, “gold tried in the fire;” all grace, mercy, pardon, strength, faith, hope, love, holiness; yea, every thing that can make a poor sinner rich. And he hath white raiment to cover thee, even the spotless robe of his own righteousness, which will not only conceal the shame of thy nakedness, but when he hath washed thee from all thy pollutions in his blood, will make thee appear comely in his comeliness, that thou mayest appear before God and the Father justified and complete in his salvation. And he hath the eye-salve, for opening the eyes of the spiritually blind, which will effectually, under the anointing of the Holy Ghost, give thee to see thy nothingness, and the glory, fulness, and suitableness of Jesus! What sayest thou, my soul, to these things? Wilt thou not accept the counsel of thy Jesus? Yea, Lord, I do accept it on my bended knees, with thanksgiving, love, and praise. And more especially, dear Lord, do I bless thee for thy bounty, that the purchase of these mercies from thee comes from thy free grace, not from my ability. Jesus never proposed to the poor, to merit what he freely gives; nor to the insolvent, who have nothing to offer, to suspend his riches upon their merits. Thou, Lord, art too rich to need any thing from thy creatures; and the things proposed are too costly to be purchased; yea, Lord, thou hast thyself already bought them with a price no less dear than thine own most precious blood. Hence, therefore, thou wise, gracious, kind, and compassionate Lord, I pray for grace to accept thy counsel, and to buy of thee gold tried in the fire, and the white raiment of thy righteousness, and the anointings of thy blessed Spirit, for I need them all, “without money, and without price.”[1]

 

[1] Hawker, R. (1845). The Poor Man’s Evening Portion (A New Edition, pp. 122–123). Philadelphia: Thomas Wardle.

April 24, 2020 Evening Verse Of The Day

Ver. 114.—Thou art my Hiding-place (comp. Pss. 27:5; 32:7; 91:1). And my Shield; i.e. my protection (see Pss. 3:3; 18:2, 30, etc.). I hope in thy Word. The promises contained in thy Word are my only sure hope (see ver. 43).[1]


114. “Thou art my hiding place and my shield.” To his God he ran for shelter from vain thoughts; there he hid himself away from their tormenting intrusions, and in solemn silence of the soul he found God to be his hiding-place. When called into the world, if he could not be alone with God as his hiding-place, he could have the Lord with him as his shield, and by this means he could ward off the attacks of wicked suggestions. This is an experimental verse, and it testifies to that which the writer knew of his own personal knowledge: he could not fight with his own thoughts, or escape from them, till he flew to his God, and then he found deliverance. Observe that he does not speak of God’s word as being his double defence, but he ascribes that to God himself. When we are beset by very spiritual assaults, such as those which arise out of vain thoughts, we shall do well to fly distinctly to the person of our Lord, and to cast ourselves upon his real presence. Happy is he who can truly say to the triune God, “Thou art my hiding-place.” He has beheld God under that glorious covenant aspect which ensures to the beholder the surest consolation. “I hope in thy word.” And well he might, since he had tried and proved it: he looked for protection from all danger, and preservation from all temptation to him who had hitherto been the tower of his defence on former occasions. It is easy to exercise hope where we have experienced help. Sometimes when gloomy thoughts afflict us, the only thing we can do is to hope, and, happily, the word of God always sets before us objects of hope and reasons for hope, so that it becomes the very sphere and support of hope, and thus tiresome thoughts are overcome. Amid fret and worry a hope of heaven is an effectual quietus.[2]


[1] Spence-Jones, H. D. M. (Ed.). (1909). Psalms (Vol. 3, p. 109). London; New York: Funk & Wagnalls Company.

[2] Spurgeon, C. H. (n.d.). The treasury of David: Psalms 111-119 (Vol. 5, pp. 355–356). London; Edinburgh; New York: Marshall Brothers.

April 24 Streams in the Desert

Faith is … the evidence of things not seen

(Heb. 11:1.)

TRUE faith drops its letter in the post office box, and lets it go Distrust holds on to a corner of it, and wonders that the answer never comes. I have some letters in my desk that have been written for weeks, but there was some slight uncertainty about the address or the contents, so they are yet unmailed. They have not done either me or anybody else any good yet. They will never accomplish anything until I let them go out of my hands and trust them tothe postman and the mail.

This the way with true faith. It hands its case over to God, and then He works. That is a fine verse in the Thirty-seventh Psalm: “Commit thy way unto the Lord, trust also in Him, and He worketh.” But He never worketh till we commit. Faith is a receiving or still better, a taking of God’s proffered gifts. We may believe, and come, and commit, and rest; but we will not fully realize all our blessing until we begin to receive and come into the attitude of abiding and taking.

Days of Heaven upon Earth.

Dr. Payson, when a young man, wrote as follows, to an aged mother, burdened with intense anxiety on account of the condition of her son: “You give yourself too much trouble about him. After you have prayed for him, as you have done, and committed him to God, should you not cease to feel anxious respecting him? The command, ‘Be careful for nothing,’ is unlimited; and so is the expression, ‘Casting all your care on him.’ If we cast our burdens upon another, can they continue to press upon us? If we bring them away with us from the Throne of Grace, it is evident we do not leave them there. With respect to myself, I have made this one test of my prayers: if after committing anything to God, I can, like Hannah, come away and have my mind no more sad, my heart no more pained or anxious, I look upon it as one proof that I have prayed in faith; but, if I bring away my burden, I conclude that faith was not in exercise.”[1]

 

[1] Cowman, L. B. (1925). Streams in the Desert (pp. 126–127). Los Angeles, CA: The Oriental Missionary Society.

April 24 The Interpreter: Spurgeon’s Devotional Bible

April 24.—Morning. [Or August 15.]
“If ye love me, keep my commandments.”

1 Samuel 15:1–3; 9–11; 13–23

SAMUEL also said unto Saul, The Lord sent me to anoint thee to be king over his people, over Israel: now therefore hearken thou unto the voice of the words of the Lord.

Thus saith the Lord of hosts, I remember that which Amalek did to Israel, how he laid wait for him in the way, when he came up from Egypt.

Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not; but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass.

This wandering people had wantonly attacked the Israelites in the desert, in the most cowardly manner, and this national sin had long been registered in God’s book against them. They were moreover a barbarous race of plunderers, most dangerous to their neighbours and to all settled government. The time was come when divine justice required that they should be brought to condign punishment. Saul was therefore sent of God to be the executioner, and was commanded to do his work thoroughly.

But Saul and the people spared Agag, and the best of the sheep, and of the oxen, and of the fatlings, and the lambs, and all that was good, and would not utterly destroy them: but every thing that was vile and refuse, that they destroyed utterly. (This was half-obedience, which is whole rebellion. Many are ready to slay their disreputable sins, but their fashionable transgressions they cannot give up.)

10 ¶ Then came the word of the Lord unto Samuel, saying,

11 It repenteth me that I have set up Saul to be king: for he is turned back from following me, and hath not performed my commandments. And it grieved Samuel; and he cried unto the Lord all night. (The rejection of sinners is a great grief to saints: God has no pleasure in the death of sinners, nor have his people.)

13 And Samuel came to Saul: and Saul said unto him, Blessed be thou of the Lord: I have performed the commandment of the Lord.

He brags most who has most reason for shame.

14 And Samuel said, What meaneth then this bleating of the sheep in mine ears, and the lowing of the oxen which I hear?

15 And Saul said, They have brought them from the Amalekites: for the people spared the best of the sheep and of the oxen, to sacrifice unto the Lord thy God; and the rest we have utterly destroyed. (He lays his fault upon others, and pleads the good intention of the act. Neither excuse would avail.)

16 Then Samuel said unto Saul, Stay, and I will tell thee what the Lord hath said to me this night. And he said unto him, Say on.

17, 18, 19 And Samuel said, When thou wast little in thine own sight, wast thou not made the head of the tribes of Israel, and the Lord anointed thee king over Israel? And the Lord sent thee on a journey, and said, Go and utterly destroy the sinners the Amalekites, and fight against them until they be consumed. Wherefore then didst thou not obey the voice of the Lord, but didst fly upon the spoil, and didst evil in the sight of the Lord?

20 And Saul said unto Samuel, Yea, I have obeyed the voice of the Lord, and have gone the way which the Lord sent me, and have brought Agag the king of Amalek, and have utterly destroyed the Amalekites.

21 But the people took of the spoil, sheep and oxen, the chief of the things which should have been utterly destroyed, to sacrifice unto the Lord thy God in Gilgal.

22 And Samuel said, Hath the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.

23 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the Lord, he hath also rejected thee from being king.

Nothing can compensate for a want of obedience to God’s will. We may pretend great zeal for God’s glory, but wilful neglect of divine commands will condemn us. External religion cannot be a substitute for holiness. Those who pretended to witchcraft were put to death by Saul, but so long as he himself would not do as the Lord bade him, he was as guilty as the witches whom he slew. Idolatry was known to be overt rebellion against Jehovah, but obstinate disregard of his law was quite as evil a form of rebellion. May the Holy Ghost make us scrupulously obedient, for nothing short of this will prove us to be the true servants of the Lord.

April 24.—Evening. [Or August 16.]
“Rend your hearts, and not your garments.”

THE plea of Saul that he had preserved the cattle for sacrifice, when the Lord had bidden him destroy them., reminds us of the folly of those who imagine that religion lies in outward forms, and forget that it is a matter of the heart. To such persons the Lord spake by the mouth of his servant Isaiah, and said

Isaiah 1:10–20

10 ¶ Hear the word of the Lord, ye rulers of Sodom; give ear unto the law of our God, ye people of Gomorrah. (The mention of Sodom and Gomorrah was intended to be a warning to them of the certain punishment of their crimes. On account of their forms and ceremonies they reckoned themselves to be the favourites of heaven, but for their hypocrisy they were named after the most accursed of men.)

11 To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto me? saith the Lord: I am full of the burnt offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beasts; and I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of he goats. (They stopped at the outward shell, and never entered upon the kernel of real love to God; hence their religion was useless.)

12 When ye come to appear before me, who hath required this at your hand, to tread my courts? (God wants not the superstitious to adore him, he has never invited them to his house. He seeketh those who worship him in spirit and in truth, and not mere formalists.)

13, 14 Bring no more vain oblations; incense is an abomination unto me; the new moons and sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I cannot away with; it is iniquity, even the solemn meeting. Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hateth: they are a trouble unto me; I am weary to bear them.

15 And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you: yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear: your hands are full of blood. (While they were cruel and oppressive, it was idle to offer elaborate ceremonies, devout postures, holy days and many prayers, for God abhors a heartless worship. Men who do not really believe in the Lord Jesus and obey the Lord’s will, might save themselves the trouble of attending upon sacraments, for they only make their case worse, and add to their sins.)

16, 17 Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil; Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow. (Repentance, practical and thorough, is a great gospel duty, and a grain of His better than a ton of ceremonies.)

18 Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

19 If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land:

20 But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it. (Have done with the vain boast of your religiousness, and be indeed religious, spiritually and practically. Seek mercy of the Lord with humble heart, since he is ready to bestow it, for the vilest sins can be put away by Jesus’ blood; but mere ceremonies avail nothing.)

To the same purport is that memorable passage in the book of Micah.

Micah 6:6–8

¶ Wherewith shall I come before the Lord, and bow myself before the high God? shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves of a year old?

Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams, or with ten thousands of rivers of oil? shall I give my firstborn for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?

He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God? (The true proof of godliness is not expensive rites, but hearty obedience; not a loud profession, but holy living; not large subscriptions, but a yielding up of the heart. Have we this vital godliness? Has the Holy Spirit wrought in us a change of heart?)

Not streaming blood, nor cleansing fire,

Thy righteous anger can appease;

Burnt offerings thou dost not require,

Or gladly I would render these.

The broken heart in sacrifice,

Alone, will thine acceptance meet:

My heart, O God, do not despise,

Abased and contrite at thy feet.[1]

 

[1] Spurgeon, C. H. (1964). The Interpreter: Spurgeon’s Devotional Bible (pp. 238–239). Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House.

Trump and light therapy — Triablogue

Trump:

Supposing we hit the body with a tremendous – whether it’s ultraviolet or just very powerful – light. And I think you said that hasn’t been checked, but you’re going to test it?And then I said supposing you brought the light inside the body, which you can do either through the skin or in some other way. And I think you said you’re going to test that too? Sounds interesting.

And then I see the disinfectant, where it knocks it out in a minute. One minute. And is there a way we can do something like that, by injection inside or almost a cleaning, because you see it gets in the lungs and it does a tremendous number on the lungs? So it would be interesting to check that, so that you’re going to have to use medical doctors with, but it sounds interesting to me. So we’ll see. But the whole concept of the light, the way it kills in one minute, that’s pretty powerful.

It seems to me many people are unfairly criticizing Trump on this:

1. Granted, Trump can speak ignorantly, but that’s nothing new. In fact, previous politicians including Obama have made many ignorant statements, but do liberals including the mainstream media ever parse and criticize their own side as much as they criticize Trump and conservatives? Many liberals are acting like Trump is telling people to throw themselves onto a burning pyre in order to kill the coronavirus.

2. It’s not as if Trump is suggesting it’s definitive treatment. He’s not acting like Elon Musk did several days ago. Rather Trump is asking medical experts to investigate.

3. For that matter, light has long been used as treatment for some conditions. For example, UV light treatment (e.g. PUVA therapy) is not uncommonly used in certain cases of psoriasis, eczema, vitiligo, lichen planus, cutaneous lymphoma, etc. Ask any dermatologist.

4. Granted, these aren’t infectious diseases. Again, Trump doesn’t have a medical background (and in fact he’s deferring to medical experts on this), so one wouldn’t expect Trump to be able to make the distinction. Maybe the criticism should be that Trump shouldn’t make apparently impromptu remarks like this. If so, his critics might as well try to rein in what Trump says on Twitter too. /s

5. At the same time, there’s some precedence in the use of phototherapy in other coronaviruses. Take the use of phototherapy in the first SARS-1 coronavirus back in 2003 (e.g. here). (Our pandemic is SARS-2.) Also, phototherapy was used in MERS (e.g. here). And even a prestigious science journal like Nature has published on the use of phototherapy against other pathogens. Granted, these aren’t all great studies or anything, but it’s not like there’s zero precedence for phototherapy. Perhaps this is the kind of thing Trump had in the back of his mind.

6. This isn’t to suggest phototherapy is a good idea with regard to the coronavirus. Indeed, phototherapy has distinct disadvantages. Not least of which is increased risk of certain cancers (e.g. BCCs, SCCs, melanoma), especially in certain skin types (e.g. Fitzpatrick scale), which of course would have to be weighed against its advantages, on a case-by-case basis.

7. I should be clear: I’m not defending Trump’s proposal so much as I’m criticizing his critics.

via Trump and light therapy — Triablogue

While Media Mocks Trump for Suggesting Light Treatment for Coronavirus Patients, Bio-Tech Company Working With FDA and Cedars-Sinai on UV Light Treatment to Kill the Virus in Patients — The Gateway Pundit

The media, including the Drudge Report, is mocking President Trump for his comments at Thursday’s White House coronavirus task force briefing where he tossed out suggestions for treating patients along the lines of chemo-therapy or light therapy.

Here is what President Trump said. Excerpt from White House transcript:

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much. So I asked Bill a question that probably some of you are thinking of, if you’re totally into that world, which I find to be very interesting. So, supposing we hit the body with a tremendous — whether it’s ultraviolet or just very powerful light — and I think you said that that hasn’t been checked, but you’re going to test it. And then I said, supposing you brought the light inside the body, which you can do either through the skin or in some other way, and I think you said you’re going to test that too. It sounds interesting.

ACTING UNDER SECRETARY BRYAN: We’ll get to the right folks who could.

THE PRESIDENT: Right. And then I see the disinfectant, where it knocks it out in a minute. One minute. And is there a way we can do something like that, by injection inside or almost a cleaning. Because you see it gets in the lungs and it does a tremendous number on the lungs. So it would be interesting to check that. So, that, you’re going to have to use medical doctors with. But it sounds — it sounds interesting to me.

So we’ll see. But the whole concept of the light, the way it kills it in one minute, that’s — that’s pretty powerful…

(Break)

THE PRESIDENT: …I have to say, it covers a lot more territory than just this. This is — this is probably an easy thing, relatively speaking, for you.

I would like you to speak to the medical doctors to see if there’s any way that you can apply light and heat to cure. You know — but if you could. And maybe you can, maybe you can’t. Again, I say, maybe you can, maybe you can’t. I’m not a doctor. But I’m like a person that has a good you know what.

Q But, sir, you’re the President.

THE PRESIDENT: Deborah, have you ever heard of that? The heat and the light, relative to certain viruses, yes, but relative to this virus?

DR. BIRX: Not as a treatment. I mean, certainly fever —

THE PRESIDENT: Yeah.

DR. BIRX: — is a good thing. When you have a fever, it helps your body respond. But not as — I’ve not seen heat or (inaudible).

THE PRESIDENT: I think it’s a great thing to look at. I mean, you know. Okay?

Apparently Dr. Birx has not heard about this pioneering light treatment being studied announced a few days ago.

Earlier this week, the bio-tech firm Aytu BioScience announced they are partnering with the FDA and Cedars-Sinai on a UV light treatment to kill the coronavirus in intubated patients.

UPDATE: Video illustrating treatment added:

The company released a press release, which is posted here in full (less corporate and disclaimer info at the end):

Aytu BioScience Signs Exclusive Global License with Cedars-Sinai for Potential Coronavirus Treatment

Cedars-Sinai-Developed ‘Healight’ Medical Device Platform Technology Being Studied as a Potential First-in-Class COVID-19 Treatment

Conference Call Scheduled for Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 4:30 pm ET

ENGLEWOOD, CO / ACCESSWIRE / April 20, 2020 / Aytu BioScience, Inc. (NASDAQ:AYTU) (the “Company”), a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on commercializing novel products that address significant patient needs announced today that it has signed an exclusive worldwide license from Cedars-Sinai to develop and commercialize the Healight Platform Technology (“Healight”). This medical device technology platform, discovered and developed by scientists at Cedars-Sinai, is being studied as a potential first-in-class treatment for coronavirus and other respiratory infections.

The company will host a live conference call and webcast Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. ET. Conference call details are provided at the end of this press release.

Led by Mark Pimentel, MD, the research team of the Medically Associated Science and Technology (MAST) Program at Cedars-Sinai has been developing the patent-pending Healight platform since 2016 and has produced a growing body of scientific evidence demonstrating pre-clinical safety and effectiveness of the technology as an antiviral and antibacterial treatment. The Healight technology employs proprietary methods of administering intermittent ultraviolet (UV) A light via a novel endotracheal medical device. Pre-clinical findings indicate the technology’s significant impact on eradicating a wide range of viruses and bacteria, inclusive of coronavirus. The data have been the basis of discussions with the FDA for a near-term path to enable human use for the potential treatment of coronavirus in intubated patients in the intensive care unit (ICU). Beyond the initial pursuit of a coronavirus ICU indication, additional data suggest broader clinical applications for the technology across a range of viral and bacterial pathogens. This includes bacteria implicated in ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP).

“Our team has shown that administering a specific spectrum of UV-A light can eradicate viruses in infected human cells (including coronavirus) and bacteria in the area while preserving healthy cells,” stated Dr. Pimentel of Cedars-Sinai. Ali Rezaie, MD, one of the inventors of this technology states, “Our lab at Cedars-Sinai has extensively studied the effects of this unique technology on bacteria and viruses. Based on our findings we believe this therapeutic approach has the potential to significantly impact the high morbidity and mortality of coronavirus-infected patients and patients infected with other respiratory pathogens. We are looking forward to partnering with Aytu BioScience to move this technology forward for the benefit of patients all over the world.”

The company believes the Healight platform technology has the potential to positively impact outcomes for critically ill patients infected with coronavirus and severe respiratory infections. The company licensed exclusive worldwide rights to the technology from Cedars-Sinai for all endotracheal and nasopharyngeal indications. Patents have been filed by Cedars-Sinai Department of Technology Transfer, and Aytu BioScience will manage all aspects of intellectual property prosecution and filing globally. Aytu BioScience expects to partner the product outside the U.S.

“We are honored to be partnering with Cedars-Sinai as we believe the Healight therapeutic platform has the potential to help many patients during this coronavirus pandemic and beyond,” said Josh Disbrow, Chairman and CEO of Aytu BioScience.

The Company is engaging with the research team at Cedars-Sinai and the FDA to determine an expedited regulatory process to potentially enable near-term use of the technology initially as a coronavirus intervention for critically ill intubated patients.

Disbrow continued, “This first-in-class technology has the potential to be a game changer for clinicians treating patients infected with coronavirus and other respiratory conditions, and our team is working tirelessly alongside the Cedars-Sinai team to determine the safety and effectiveness of this device in humans.”

via While Media Mocks Trump for Suggesting Light Treatment for Coronavirus Patients, Bio-Tech Company Working With FDA and Cedars-Sinai on UV Light Treatment to Kill the Virus in Patients — The Gateway Pundit

HUGE DEVELOPMENT: Chris Steele “WIPED” ALL OF HIS NOTES — The Trump-Russia Dossier was a COMPLETE SCAM — Used by FBI and DOJ to Remove Trump! — The Gateway Pundit

In 2017 our very first reaction to the Steele dossier on January 11, 2017 was that it was completely farcical and filled with complete lies.

Here is our reaction at The Gateway Pundit back on January 11, 2017:

Here is the latest Fake News lie:
They actually believe this crap—
Trump partook in “golden showers” in Russia with prostitutes on a bed Obama once slept on… Russia then blackmailed Trump, not by asking for money or influence in his business deals, but by forcing him to run for president against all odds and win?

Here is the story that the CIA and idiots in the FAKE NEWS Media are pushing on America–
Here’s what they want us to believe —  Let’s recount:

(Image from the leaked report)
golden-shower

** Obama has a meeting in Russia.
** Trump flies to Russia, finds out the hotel room Obama stayed in, and books it.
** Trump finds at least two hookers and invites them to Obama’s former hotel suite.
** Trump instructs the hookers to PISS ON THE BED because he hates Obama so much.
** Little did Trump know Putin had the entire room outfitted with video cameras.
** The Russian government now has video proof of Trump watching hookers PISS on a bed.
** Russian government tells Trump they will release the video if he does not run for president.
** Trump runs for president and against all odds and WINS the White House.

And no one questioned this report?
Seriously?

We were absolutely correct.

But the liberal Trump-hating media ran with it anyway!

TRENDING: Pence Predicts That ‘By Memorial Day Weekend We Will Largely Have This Coronavirus Epidemic Behind Us’

Now today we find out the entire dossier was completely made up.
And the dossier author Christopher Steele admitted he destroyed his notes and “wiped” his computer.

Via Byron York and Chuck Ross.

Looks like Christopher Steele has no evidence to support the dossier. It’s all been mysteriously ‘wiped.’ Looking a lot like a scam on the FBI, media, and the American political system. A lot of people were quite willing to be taken in. From @ChuckRossDC https://t.co/Z76VozD8Nl pic.twitter.com/XFNfeMGqJ3

— Byron York (@ByronYork) April 24, 2020

And the Comey FBI and Obama DOJ ran with it anyway in order to destroy and remove Donald Trump.

This is a huge development.

And Deep State operatives GOT PAID to say it was legit!

via HUGE DEVELOPMENT: Chris Steele “WIPED” ALL OF HIS NOTES — The Trump-Russia Dossier was a COMPLETE SCAM — Used by FBI and DOJ to Remove Trump! — The Gateway Pundit

AG Barr Assures Faith Leaders Administration Will Shield Them from Being ‘Singled Out’ By State, Local Lockdowns — National Review

“Standing up for liberty is one of our highest priorities, my highest priorities,” Barr said.

via AG Barr Assures Faith Leaders Administration Will Shield Them from Being ‘Singled Out’ By State, Local Lockdowns — National Review

Christopher Steele Admits Records of Dossier Claims, Interviews with Primary Source Were ‘Wiped in Early January 2017’ — National Review

Christopher Steele admitted under oath in March that he had no records of his conversations with the primary sub-source for his infamous dossier

via Christopher Steele Admits Records of Dossier Claims, Interviews with Primary Source Were ‘Wiped in Early January 2017’ — National Review

Author Of Bogus Anti-Trump Russia Dossier Now Claims All His Collusion Evidence Was Destroyed — The Federalist

Author Of Bogus Anti-Trump Russia Dossier Now Claims All His Collusion Evidence Was Destroyed

In a court transcript obtained by the Daily Caller, former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele said notes with his primary source are gone.

Former British intelligence officer and author of the famously-debunked Steele Dossier documenting the Trump campaign’s discredited ties to the Russia government told a British court last month that documents and information from meetings with his primary source for the junk report have disappeared.

In a court transcript obtained by the Daily Caller, Steele said in a legal deposition that his notes with sources related to the dossier, including with DNC-affiliated Fusion GPS were “wiped” in December of 2016 and January 2017.

Just five months ago, after the release of an earth-shattering inspector general’s report, Steele said he had evidence that would offer clearer insight into the evidence he had from his primary source for the dossier. The IG report exposed glaring omissions in FBI spy warrants further nullifying the Steele Dossier already known to be faulty intelligence. According to the Daily Caller, Steele’s lawyers disputed findings in the inspector general’s report and claimed the primary dossier source’s meetings “were meticulously documented and recorded.”

The Daily Caller reports that whether the records were written or electronic was unclear, and that it remains an open question whether Steele disposed of the notes himself.

The Caller exclusive comes after the Justice Department’s inspector general released a damming report documenting 17 glaring omissions in Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant applications further undercutting the Steele Dossier as fake intelligence used to conduct deep-state spying on political opponents from government bureaucrats. Inspector General Michael Horowitz told lawmakers on Capitol Hill that his findings revealed the warrant applications used to conduct surveillance on U.S. citizens working for the Trump campaign relied entirely on Steele’s sources, notes from which have now apparently gone missing.

via Author Of Bogus Anti-Trump Russia Dossier Now Claims All His Collusion Evidence Was Destroyed — The Federalist

Antibody Testing: Proves We’ve Been Had! — Christian Research Network

The death rate in New York State isn’t 7.4%, it is actually .75%. The recently ended influenza season numbers from the CDC indicate possibly 56,000,000 cases of flu, 740,000 hospitalizations, and 62,000 deaths. Under the current count from the Johns Hopkins Dashboard in this five month stretch CoVid19 has racked up 845,959 confirmed cases, 122,000 hospitalizations and 46,972 deaths.

(Kevin McCullough – Townhall)  There is simply no other way to state this.

Nearly everything we’ve been told about models, rates of infection, deaths, and recoveries was inaccurate.

I’m not here to argue that it was malfeasance or ignorance — both are unacceptable. But the one thing that Governor Andrew Cuomo’s stunning announcement made clear on Thursday is that there are some pretty shocking — and what should be — reassuring truths.

Cuomo announced that antibody testing in New York state, which only began four days previous, was already demonstrating that at minimum 13.9% of New Yorkers, had COVID-19 late stage antibodies.

The implication of this is a shockwave to the system.  View article →

via Antibody Testing: Proves We’ve Been Had! — Christian Research Network

MUST READ: It’s Not About Your Health – What’s Really Going On with the Economic Lockdowns? — The Gateway Pundit

A Colorado father is arrested for playing catch with his daughter in a park.

What is really going on with the COVID-19 lockdowns

This was passed along to my from Bob B. and also credit to Kevin Sorbo.

For me…

When the State tells you it’s safe to go to Home Depot to buy a sponge but dangerous to go and buy a flower, it’s not about your health.

When the State shuts down millions of private businesses but doesn’t lay off a single government employee, it’s not about your health.

When the State bans dentists because its unsafe, but deems an abortion visit is safe, it’s not about your health.

When the State prevents you from buying cucumber seeds because it’s dangerous, but allows personal lottery ticket sales, it’s not about your health.

When the State tells you it’s dangerous to go golf alone, fish alone or be in a motor boat alone, but the Governor can get his stage make-up done, and hair done for 5 TV appearances a week, it’s not about your health.

When the state puts you IN a jail cell for walking in a park with your child because it’s too dangerous but lets criminals OUT of jail cells for their health- It’s not about YOUR health!

When the state tells you it’s too dangerous to get treated by a doctor for chiropractic or physical therapy treatments yet deems a liquor store essential- It’s not about your health!

When the State lets you go to the grocery store or hardware store but is demanding mail-in voting, ITS NOT ABOUT YOUR HEALTH.

WAKE UP PEOPLE — If you think this is all about your health you’re mistaken! Please open your eyes! Stop being lead like blind sheep.

via MUST READ: It’s Not About Your Health – What’s Really Going On with the Economic Lockdowns? — The Gateway Pundit

Everyone does it, even Nancy | Speaker Pelosi caught touching her face

Maybe it was the cowboy-style mask (we’re assuming it’s not a fashion accessory) but Speaker Nancy Pelosi turned hygiene bandit in the House of Representatives, forgetting the Coronavirus Commandments and wiping her nose with her finger, and then …well … let’s just say that lectern could do with a wipe down.

Gang Of Masked Bandits Steals Another $500 Billion From Your Grandchildren — The Babylon Bee

WASHINGTON, D.C.—A nefarious gang of masked bandits has voted to steal another $500 billion from your grandchildren, investigators confirmed Thursday. The mysterious masked culprits are currently wanted for stealing trillions from your grandchildren but have not been apprehended yet and so are continuing to plot more heists.

While most criminal heists involve breaking into a vault, jumping onto a moving train, or blowing up the moon, this supervillain gang’s plan is more subdued but no less evil: they will simply print money, borrow money, and raise taxes until your kids and grandkids have nothing left.

“It’s the perfect crime,” said the gang’s ringleader, cackling, as she approved the plan to rob your grandchildren of their future. “We print the money, we borrow the money, then we’re gone before the bill comes due. The plan is flawless! Muahahaha!”

“And then… we kill the Batman! No, wait.”

via Gang Of Masked Bandits Steals Another $500 Billion From Your Grandchildren — The Babylon Bee

CBO Predicts Deficit Will Reach $3.7 Trillion By End of Fiscal Year Due to Coronavirus Spending — National Review

The government will add over $2 trillion to the national debt in the remaining six months, bringing total national debt to $26.6 trillion.

via CBO Predicts Deficit Will Reach $3.7 Trillion By End of Fiscal Year Due to Coronavirus Spending — National Review

White House: Media Took Trump Remarks on CCP Virus Treatments ‘Out of Context’ | The Epoch Times

A White House spokeswoman said that news outlets took President Donald Trump’s Thursday night remarks out of context when he was speaking about potential treatments for the CCP virus.

“President Trump has repeatedly said that Americans should consult with medical doctors regarding coronavirus treatment, a point that he emphasized again during yesterday’s briefing,” White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said in a statement on Friday

“Leave it to the media to irresponsibly take President Trump out of context and run with negative headlines,” she added.

Trump’s comments have been the subject of speculation after he talked about the possibility of sunlight or disinfectant being used to treat patients with the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus.

The remarks came after William Bryan, a top Department of Homeland Security science official, presented research showing that the virus deteriorates more quickly when exposed to high temperatures, humidity, and sunlight, adding that bleach and isopropyl alcohol kill the virus in minutes.

In the press conference, Trump noted that there have been discussions of testing ultraviolet light on patients or on how to bring light inside the body.

“So, supposing we hit the body with a tremendous—whether it’s ultraviolet or just very powerful light—and I think you said that hasn’t been checked, but you’re going to test it,” Trump said, according to a White House transcript. “And then I said, supposing you brought the light inside the body, which you can do either through the skin or in some other way, and I think you said you’re going to test that too. It sounds interesting.”

“Then I see the disinfectant, where it knocks it out in a minute. One minute. And is there a way we can do something like that, by injection inside or almost a cleaning,” Trump continued. “Because you see it gets in the lungs and it does a tremendous number on the lungs. So it would be interesting to check that.”

Trump later clarified his remarks in the press conference, saying “it wouldn’t be through injection” but “almost a cleaning, sterilization of an area.”

That clarification came after ABC News reporter Jonathan Karl asked Bryan about whether Trump had proposed injecting a person with “bleach and isopropyl alcohol.”

The manufacturer of Lysol on Friday morning issued a statement, warning people about injecting or ingesting its products.

“As with all products, our disinfectant and hygiene products should only be used as intended and in line with usage guidelines. Please read the label and safety information,” the statement read. “We have a responsibility in providing consumers with access to accurate, up-to-date information as advised by leading public health experts. For this and other myth-busting facts, please visit Covid-19facts.com.”

Source: White House: Media Took Trump Remarks on CCP Virus Treatments ‘Out of Context’

White House blasts media for ‘irresponsibly’ taking Trump out of context on disinfectants

The White House on Friday slammed the media for “irresponsibly” taking President Trump out of context, an apparent reference to the president’s discussing disinfectants’ effects on the coronavirus Thursday.

Source: White House blasts media for ‘irresponsibly’ taking Trump out of context on disinfectants

Fed’s Fake Prosperity Exposed: They Can’t Hide Behind Coronavirus by Ron Paul

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• Ron Paul Liberty Report

The Fed’s fake economy has burst. The stock market, even if it rises, cannot hide the damage that has been done. The virus, now known to be less deadly than the seasonal flu, cannot act as a legitimate excuse either. The un-American ideas of government micromanagement and Fed central planning of the economy have failed, and will continue to fail as long as they’re clung to. The time to rebuild with the American ideas of liberty and sound money has arrived.

Trump Says Comments About Consuming Or Injecting Disinfectant Were “Sarcastic” | ZeroHedge News

Update (1300ET): President Trump has officially walked back last night’s bonkers comments about using “sunlight” and “disinfectant” to cure the coronavirus.

  • TRUMP SAYS COMMENTS ON DISINFECTANT INSIDE PEOPLE’S BODIES TO FIGHT CORONAVIRUS WAS SARCASTIC
  • TRUMP SAYS DISINFECTANT ON HANDS COULD HAVE VERY GOOD EFFECT

He sloughed off the comments as “sarcasm,” though he couldn’t entirely give up on the original point that drew him in to this whole nonsensical mess, adding that he wants these measures to be reviewed, just like every one.

  • TRUMP SAYS HE WANTS REVIEW OF SUN, HEAT EFFECT ON VIRUS IN BODY

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Love him or hate him, we believe many would agree that President Trump has made some pretty wild comments during his tenure in office, largely because he often insists on speaking extemporaneously, with little in the way of prep or review (remember when Trump sent markets reeling after mistakenly saying the US would cut off trade with Europe to fight the virus? That was only like six weeks ago).

Is this the most responsible approach to leading the country? Probably not, but it’s definitely a huge part of Trump’s appeal, adding an extra sheen of authenticity to everything he says. And though he has made the occasional slip, the liberal fever dreams about Trump accidentally sparking a devastating trade war or military conflict via gaffe have never materialized, and the president’s press office has grown adept at clarifying and walking back Trump’s comments.

And so it happened that during last night’s press briefing, President Trump made some confusing remarks about a new treatment involving ‘sunlight’ and ‘bleaching’ of the lungs to combat the virus. It appeared that during Thursday night’s presser, Trump was publicly spitballing about these treatments, which he said involved “a very powerful light”, or “heat”. He even said people should consider calling their doctors to ask whether possibly injecting “light”, “heat” or maybe Lysol or bleach.

The unhinged comments followed a presentation by William Bryan, the Department of Homeland Security’s undersecretary for science and technology. Bryan shared some data showing concentrated exposure to light and heat could help degrade the virus more quickly. Trump took that to mean that maybe his initial theory that the virus would ‘go away’ with the warmer weather might have some merit after all (though it has already been put to the test in places like South America and Singapore, which have seen the number of coronavirus cases explode regardless).

Suddenly, Trump had an idea…

“Supposing we hit the body with a tremendous…whether it’s ultraviolet or very powerful light…and I think you said we’re going to test it,” Trump said, looking toward Bryan. “Supposing you brought the light inside the body, which you can do, either through the skin or some other way … and I think you said you’re going to test that, too. That sounds interesting.”

…and then another, even crazier idea.

“And then I see the disinfectant where it knocks it out in a minute,” Trump said. “One minute! And is there a way we can do something, by an injection inside or almost a cleaning? Because you see it gets in the lungs and it does a tremendous number on the lungs, so it’d be interesting to check that. So, that you’re going to have to use medical doctors with, but it sounds interesting to me.”

It’s already obvious that Trump simply can’t resist parroting any scrap of information that he feels validates something he said or did that was widely panned by the press. And so, somewhere deep within his brain, he clearly saw an opening to possibly vindicate his claim that the virus would “go away with the warmer weather.”

Trump noted that he previously hypothesized that “maybe (coronavirus) goes away with heat and light. The fake news didn’t like it at all. But it seems like that’s the case.”

However, when he asked Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus task force coordinator, about “the heat and the light” as potential treatments, she replied: “Not as a treatment.”

Of course, anybody who tries to inject bleach is an idiot: ingesting bleach in any form is extremely toxic and consuming it will likely kill a human. The fact that the president even suggested this probably says more about his current state – for instance, he’s probably so exhausted, that his usually freewheeling style is giving way to a near-delirium – than anything else, though his critics are feasting on the soundbite, and rightfully so.

Trump didn’t help the situation when he lashed out at a reporter for questioning the wisdom of saying ‘sunlight’ can fight the virus during a national lockdown.

Unfortunately, the reality is that there are many people out there who, if the president suggests that drinking bleach might be helpful, will go out and drink bleach, despite the fact that it is obviously toxic. The same goes with Lysol, which is why Lysol and Dettol maker Reckitt Benckiser issued a warning on Friday advising people against using disinfectants to treat the coronavirus, warning that “under no circumstances” should anybody ingest bleach.

“Under no circumstance should our disinfectant products be administered into the human body (through injection, ingestion or any other route),” the company said.

The company said that it had actually been asked via ‘recent social media activity’ whether injecting cleaning products might have some previously unknown salubrious health effects.

Several ‘public health experts’ quickly jumped on the bandwagon, warning “the public” not to inject disinfectant, or subject themselves to harmful doses of UV light. Robert Reich, a professor of public policy at the University of California at Berkeley, former secretary of labor under Clinton, and well known liberal wingnut, tweeted that Trump’s briefings were “actively endangering the public health.”

This, even as the MSM insists that the briefings are ‘unwatchable’ and should be canceled since nobody watches them and they only serve to create confusion.

Walter Shaub, a former director of the Office of Government Ethics, added: “It is incomprehensible to me that a moron like this holds the highest office in the land and that there exist people stupid enough to think this is OK. I can’t believe that in 2020 I have to caution anyone listening to the president that injecting disinfectant could kill you.”

Watch the clip from last night’s press briefing below:

For anybody who is still curious about the effects of bleach in treating/preventing the coronavirus, we’d urge you to check out this infographic…then maybe seek out psychological help.

Source: Trump Says Comments About Consuming Or Injecting Disinfectant Were “Sarcastic”