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There Will Be A Lot More Rioting, Looting, And Civil Unrest As The US Economy Continues To Crumble | ZeroHedge News

Authored by Michael Snyder via The Economic Collapse blog,

What we have been witnessing on the streets of Minneapolis is just the beginning.  Our nation is so deeply divided, and a large portion of the population is losing faith in the basic institutions that govern our society.  Personally, I don’t know how anyone can watch the video of what happened to George Floyd without having an emotional reaction.  Police brutality has been a massive problem in the United States for many years, and it has gotten to the point where most of the country no longer has faith in the police.

Of course the rioters are not helping their cause by burning down the communities that they are supposedly defending.  And after causing so much chaos on Wednesday night, protesters were back in the streets of Minneapolis on Thursday

Protests and, in some cases, violence, continued Thursday in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody after a white officer pinned him to the ground under his knee.

Hundreds of protesters flooded Minneapolis streets Thursday evening for a march through downtown. Traffic was halted as a crowd of people stretched for up to four blocks. Protesters shouted “I can’t breathe” and “no justice, no peace; prosecute the police” as volunteer marshals in highlighter-colored vests directed traffic.

Sadly, this is just a small preview of what is coming to major cities all over America.

If you think that these riots about police brutality are intense, just wait until the economic riots start.

We are moving into a time when millions upon millions of Americans will become increasingly desperate as we plunge even deeper into a new economic depression.  On Thursday, we learned that another 2.1 million Americans filed initial claims for unemployment benefits last week…

First-time claims for unemployment benefits totaled 2.1 million last week, the lowest total since the coronavirus crisis began though indicative that a historically high number of Americans remain separated from their jobs.

Economists surveyed by Dow Jones had been looking for 2.05 million. The total represented a decrease of 323,000 from the previous week’s upwardly revised 2.438 million.

This was the 10th week in a row when the number of new claims for unemployment benefits has been above 2 million.

As I keep reminding my readers, prior to this year the highest that number had ever been for a single week was 695,000 in 1982.

So even after so many catastrophic weeks in a row, we are still at a level that is approximately three times higher than that old record.

Overall, 40.8 million Americans have filed new claims for unemployment benefits over the past 10 weeks.  That is the greatest spike in unemployment in all of U.S. history by a very wide margin, and it means that more than one-fourth of all the jobs in the United States have already been wiped out.

But for now, the impact of those job losses has been cushioned by the extremely generous $600 a week unemployment bonuses that the federal government has been handing out, but those benefits are set to expire at the end of July

Right now, many are able to take advantage of an additional $600 a week in unemployment benefits provided by the federal government on top of each state’s standard jobless benefit. But that benefit is set to expire at the end of July if Congress does not pass another stimulus bill to extend benefits.

If those benefits are not extended we will see a massive national temper tantrum, and right now President Trump and Republican leaders in the Senate do not plan to extend them.

We shall see what happens, but we may soon have tens of millions of very angry unemployed Americans that are unable to pay their bills anymore.

And with each passing day, more bad economic news just keeps rolling in.  We just learned that orders for durable goods were down 19.4 percent on a year over year basis last month, and we also just learned that pending home sales were down 34.6 percent in April compared to the same month a year ago.

As I discussed yesterday, we are watching a full-blown economic collapse begin to unfold, and the fact that many U.S. states are starting to “reopen for business” is not going to stop the momentum that has now been created.

During the first few weeks of the pandemic, there was just a trickle of major bankruptcies, but now that trickle has become a flood

In the first few weeks of the pandemic, it was just a trickle: companies like Alaskan airline Ravn Air pushed into bankruptcy as travel came to a halt and markets collapsed. But the financial distress wrought by the shutdowns only deepened, producing what is now a wave of insolvencies washing through America’s corporations.

In May alone, some 27 companies reporting at least $50 million in liabilities sought court protection from creditors — the highest number since the Great Recession. They range from well-known U.S. mainstays such as J.C. Penney Co. and J. Crew Group Inc. to air carriers Latam Airlines Group SA and Avianca Holdings, their business decimated as travelers stayed put.

And we are watching store closings occur at a rate that we have never seen before in our entire history.

At this point, Coresight Research is projecting that about 25,000 stores will permanently close by the end of this calendar year

Coresight Research, which tracks retail openings and closings, has upped its projected store closures for 2020 from 8,000 at the beginning of the year to 15,000 at the beginning of March to about 25,000 now.

“That’s unlike anything the industry has ever seen,” Coresight CEO and founder Deborah Weinswig said. “It’s the speed with which it’s all happening which has been a little surprising.”

So much anger was building up all over America during the “good years”, and now this new economic depression is going to make things much, much worse.

When there are no jobs available and people can’t even provide the basics for their families, we are going to see frustration on a scale that is unlike anything we have ever witnessed before.

So please take careful note of what is happening in the streets of Minneapolis right now, because that is what the future is going to look like in all of our major cities.

Source: There Will Be A Lot More Rioting, Looting, And Civil Unrest As The US Economy Continues To Crumble

America Descends Into Chaos Amid Nationwide Attacks “Designed To Destabilize Civil Society” | ZeroHedge News

Update (11:19 ET): Prepare for a night of hell, as per Fox News’ report that 50 cities could see protests on Saturday night.

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Minnesota Governor Tim Walz summed-up the current chaos erupting nationwide perfectly:

“This is absolutely no longer about George Floyd or addressing inequities anymore. This is an organized attack designed to destabilize civil society.”

Protests raged overnight in dozens of U.S. cities, including Minneapolis, Washington, D.C., New York City, Atlanta, Houston, and several large metro areas on the West Coast.

Protests or social unrest was seen in these major metros on Friday night:

  • Houston & Fort Worth, TX
  • NYC
  • Chicago, IL
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Washington D.C.
  • Detroit, MI
  • Fort Wayne, IN
  • Kansas City, MO
  • Des Moines, IA
  • Vegas, NV
  • Charlotte, NC
  • San Jose, CA
  • Boston, MA
  • Memphis, TN
  • Columbus, OH
  • Denver, CO
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Portland, ME
  • Louisville, KY

Starting in Minneapolis, where unrest continued into the fourth night following the death of George Floyd, a man who was killed by Minneapolis Police on Monday, had Minnesota National Guard Adjutant General Jon Jensen and Governor Tim Walz announce the request for 1,000 more soldiers from the National Guard as widespread rioting and looting continued.

“This is the largest civilian deployment in Minnesota history that we have out there today, and quite candidly right now, we do not have the numbers,” Walz said Saturday morning.” We cannot arrest people when we are trying to hold ground because of the sheer size, the dynamics, and wanton violence.”

Jensen expects by Saturday evening, up to 1,700 soldiers will be “ready to go.” On Friday night, assault rifle-wielding soldiers were spotted on the streets within the ranks of local police.

Minneapolis protest May 29. h/t Unicorn Riot

A fleet of armored Humvees lined the street “on Chicago Ave in between Lake St. and 31st as firefighters battle raging fires 8 blocks from where George Floyd was killed,” tweeted Unicorn Riot.

Minneapolis protest May 29. h/t Unicorn Riot

Protesters appeared to have torched a Wells Fargo bank.

Building structure(s) are still on fire on Saturday morning.

Chaos and destruction continue into the weekend.

Scenes last night from Interstate 35W, a major highway system in the U.S. that passes through downtown Minneapolis, where protesters broke into a moving UPS truck and stole packages.

In response to Washington, D.C. protests on Friday evening, President Trump thanked the Secret Service on Saturday morning for protecting the White house.

“Many Secret Service agents just waiting for action,” President Trump tweeted.

Meanwhile, the Treasury Department in DC was breached by rioters, who spray-painted the building. According to CNN, some of the protesters were stopped by US Secret Service but eventually let go.

Down in Atlanta, CNN’s headquarters were attacked by protesters on Friday evening.

h/t Ryan Maue May 29

h/t Ryan Maue May 29 

Several stunning images of the unrest in Atlanta last night.

h/t Twitter handle kieroncg May 29 

An angry mob lit NYPD Police vans on fire last night:

h/t Twitter May 29

Rioting in Brooklyn overnight.

From Houston to Phoenix to Portland, police forces have reported widespread social unrest.

As things spiral out of control, two Federal Protective Service officers suffered gunshot wounds in Oakland, California, last night, leaving one of them dead.

Oakland was crazy in the overnight, one protester stole a skid loader tractor and drove it down the street.

Protesters clashed with police in Oakland.

Protesters looting a car dealership in Oakland.

Several years ago, US Northern Command “rehearsed non-lethal riot control tactics” at Davis-Monthan AFB in Arizona. Perhaps preparation for widespread social unrest across the country. The government has known this day was coming…

US Northern Command training for riots in 2018 

President Trump signed an executive order in late March that allows the Pentagon to mobilize up to a million troops to combat the coronavirus outbreak in the country. The order could now be directed at social unrest. It’s only a matter of time before more state governors activate National Guard troops like Minnesota did early this week.

We were the first to note Friday, the federal government flew a military drone above Minneapolis to spy on protesters.

A perfect storm develops: 40 million unemployed, economy crashed, record polarization and wealth inequality at extremes, the country is quickly descending into chaos into the summer months. So what happens when the government stops unleashing helicopter money for people who recently lost their jobs?

Source: America Descends Into Chaos Amid Nationwide Attacks “Designed To Destabilize Civil Society”

History vindicates Gen. Michael Flynn — Capstone Report

What history can teach us about Presidential Transitions, bugging rival presidential candidates and geopolitics. Lessons from Henry Kissinger, LBJ & Winston Churchill.

Elites hate Donald Trump. One of TGC’s and the ERLC’s leading writers slandered Gen. Michael Flynn. Evangelical Elite Joe Carter called Flynn a “foreign agent.” It would’ve been funny were it not an outright falsehood. Now, thanks to the Director of National Intelligence (DNI), we can read the transcript of the phone call between Flynn and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.

Gen. Michael Flynn did nothing wrong. The transcripts released today prove it. Flynn simply asked Russia not to escalate the situation.

This is standard Cold War thinking. K.T. McFarland in her excellent book Revolution explains this.

McFarland writes, “I used hand motions to demonstrate how, in past decades, the Russians had almost always responded in one of three ways—usually with an equivalent tit-for-tat (flat hand), occasionally with a de-escalation (fingers pointing downward), and very occasionally with an escalation (fingers point up). Their reaction to the Obama sanctions might give us a sense of how Putin wanted the United States relationship to proceed under President Trump.”

So, Flynn hoped Russia would keep the crisis from escalation. That’s hardly abnormal—well, unless one wants to turn Russia and Putin into inveterate foes and drive them closer to the real Great Power rival—China.

Flynn’s actions revealed in the transcript fit in a long tradition, perhaps best seen in the work of Henry Kissinger, to create good relations between the incoming administration and foreign governments.

Here are a few examples of Kissinger and Nixon Administration contacts with the Soviets.

From Kissiner’s White House Years: “On December 8, Nixon’s adviser Robert Ellsworth, with whom the Soviet Embassy had maintained contact during the campaign, was instructed to explain to Soviet chargé d’affaires Yuri N. Chernyakov that the President-elect would not look with favor on a summit meeting before January 20. I made the same point to Boris Sedov, a KGB operative who seemed to have had the Rockefeller assignment during the campaign and who had tagged along with me ever since.”

Also, “Sporadic contact continued with Sedov. His major preoccupation was that Nixon include something in his Inaugural address to the effect that he was keeping open the lines of communication to Moscow. This he said would be well received in the Kremlin.”

And, “In the transition period a new Administration must be careful not to intervene in the day-to-day operations of foreign policy. But it can make gestures to establish a positive atmosphere.”

Worst of all! “The most important diplomatic initiative of the transition period was toward Hanoi. At my suggestion, the President-elect initiated two exchanges with the North Vietnamese in late December and early January, which stressed our readiness for serious negotiations.”

LBJ vs Obama

During the 1968 Presidential Campaign, President Lyndon Johnson (LBJ) listened in on calls of the Nixon campaign. President Nixon complained LBJ’s White House had “bugged’ his campaign. And the evidence suggests this is true.

President Johnson was angered at what he thought was Nixon campaign tampering with his peace negotiations to end the Vietnam War. Apparently, Johnson felt there was good evidence to complain that Nixon had discouraged the South Vietnamese from making progress in the peace talks.

Johnson felt so strongly he told Republican Senator Everett Dirksen Nixon’s team was guilty of “treason.”

The difference between LBJ (who bugged the Nixon campaign) and Obama (whose administration was unmasking and who knows what else to Trump team member Gen. Flynn)–LBJ knew he did wrong and refused to undermine the new administration. He knew the consequences of bringing this to the public would harm his reputation, Nixon’s reputation and make the country ungovernable.

LBJ was known for his pettiness. LBJ was worried about his legacy.

Yet, he still thought of his country more than harming Nixon.

Obama and his people put Party over Country.

This is a new and dangerous low for Democrats.

Partisanship in Britain & the Road to World War I

Speaking of partisanship, as our country suffers from Democrats’ Russia Hoax and racial division caused by the rise of Critical Race Theory, this brings to mind a similar crisis point in the history of the UK. Just prior to World War I, partisanship was at dangerous levels in Britain. I was struck by this when reading Winston Churchill’s history of World War 1.

Churchill said, “Thus we see a succession of partisan actions continuing without intermission for nearly twenty years, each injury repeated with interest, each oscillation more violent, each risk more grave, until at last it seemed that the sabre itself must be invoked to cool the blood and the passions that were rife.”

Just as Germany was rising and war loomed in Europe between the Great Power of the UK and new aspirant to Great Power status Germany, the UK was suffering intense partisan and ethnic tension.

The UK was struggling with the Irish question and bitter partisanship that threatened national cohesion.

Seem familiar?

Things are worse in the US today with divisions as we face China.

The Thucydides Trap is hard enough to avoid without these destabilizing internal divisions.

And are we naïve enough to think these internal divisions are only flamed by domestic rivalries? The Irish problem for the UK was a regular source of outside agitation. The flames of civil discontent were fanned by Louis XIV and Napoleon.

How much more does social media empower Moscow or Beijing to fan racial strife?

Disinformation is a critical threat. However, the technocratic responses to it such as Twitter’s war on President Trump won’t address the problem.

The only way to combat disinformation is for a rebirth of patriotism. To combat fake news, all of us must rediscover that America is a special place and a special people. That American is marked out by God, as Reagan said, to be A Shining City on the Hill. It is something to cherish. It is a beacon of liberty.

We must toss aside historical nonsense from the bitter pen of Howard Zinn and reject godless sources of racial division like Critical Race Theory. These acid attacks eat away the foundation that holds all of civil society erect. If we want to abolish fake news and Chinese or Russian influence, we must first defeat these evil philosophies.

Then, and only then, will we be immune to those who would exploit racial division for geopolitical gain.

via History vindicates Gen. Michael Flynn — Capstone Report

A specter is haunting America — the specter of socialism — Christian Research Network

The conservatives and libertarians keep chanting, “Socialism doesn’t work,” and they produce charts and tables to prove it. The socialists glance over the charts and tables and then they clamor for more socialism. They don’t care about data because no amount of data can refute a dream. The socialist mantra is, “We don’t care if it hasn’t worked. We will figure out a way to make it work.”  The critics are focused on yesterday, while the socialists are all about tomorrow. Owen Jones expresses this futuristic hope, “A socialist society…doesn’t exist yet, but one day it must.”

(Dinesh D’Souza – Breitbart)  We have gotten a nasty preview of it during the Coronavirus epidemic.  We’ve experienced empty shelves, food shortages, limits on what you can buy, and also the attack on civil liberties, on freedom of assembly, on religious liberty, on privacy. So we’ve endured on a temporary basis what, under socialism, we are likely to endure on a permanent basis.

Yet socialism has somehow entered the mainstream of political debate. Suddenly, almost out of nowhere, we have these strange socialist characters — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, Bernie Sanders — and a whole political party that seems magnetically drawn toward the socialist camp. This development by itself is surpassingly strange, because socialism is arguably the most discredited idea since slavery. 

Slavery lasted for centuries — even millennia — before it was recognized as a thoroughly wicked and tyrannical regime of human exploitation. Socialism, which dates back to 1917, when Lenin founded the world’s first socialist state, has had a much shorter shelf life. It, too, collapsed across the world because it was understood by the people who lived under it to be a form of slavery.     View article →

via A specter is haunting America — the specter of socialism — Christian Research Network

Bin Laden Killer SEAL Rob O’Neill’s Take on Rioters: ‘I Can’t Believe I Fought to Protect You’ — Christian Research Network

“I despise racism, I despise police brutality and it kills me that politically-funded terrorists are doing this on the shoulders of both.”

(Victoria Taft – PJ Media)  The nation watched with disgust Friday night as rioters took to the streets of Minneapolis, Washington,  DC, Atlanta, Los Angeles as well as the usual suspects in Oakland and Portland over the killing of George Floyd while in police custody. Nothing says grief-stricken like boosting some free s*it and burning buildings. Watching with the rest of the nation was Rob O’Neill, the retired Navy SEAL who helped send Osama bin Laden to paradise to collect his 72 raisins (not a typo).

And O’Neill was disgusted along with most of the rest of America.

O’Neill’s Twitter time-line that started last evening and lasted until Saturday morning was a Rorschach test for the country. If you agreed with what he was saying you too were wondering what looting had to do with redeeming the death and honoring the memory of George Floyd.

Friday evening O’Neill noted what many people did across America. Where were the liberal scolds demanding rioters keep socially distanced? View article →

via Bin Laden Killer SEAL Rob O’Neill’s Take on Rioters: ‘I Can’t Believe I Fought to Protect You’ — Christian Research Network

George Soros: STILL the Most Dangerous Man on the Planet

Absolute Truth from the Word of God

Originally written in 2016 – I felt that it was time to bring this article out once again.  Some things never change…..

The senseless and tragic murder of George Floyd was despicable. But it was yet another reason for Soros to deploy his forces, BLM and Antifa, to burn American cities. They are his “paid” employees. 

And Soros knows the condition of our economy and jobless rate which has spiked because of the Covid-19 Plandemic. Perfect time for his sorry troops to attack our cities once again.

Original Article  

There are some in this world whom I believe are demon possessed. One such person is George Soros. Oh, you’ve heard of him? Rich man, yes? Perhaps there are some things about him that have been hidden. Let’s take a look at some the history of Soros before I show the reader how this man is manipulating the minds of…

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From Past History: It’s Highly Likely the Groups Behind Today’s Riots are Domestic Terrorists, Revolutionary Communists, US Based Radical Islamist Orgs and Others Related to the Democrat Party — The Gateway Pundit

Recent riots in the US instigated throughout so many Democrat-led cities around the country are hardly spontaneous.  They appear coordinated. 

It is highly likely that these riots are related to the same individuals involved in similar activities over the past year or years.  These people are likely related to US based Islamist Organizations, domestic terrorists and others related to the Democrat Party.

There clearly was no reason for the mass riots taking place around the country after the death of the individual at the hands of the police in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Everyone who saw the police brutality was appalled and outraged at the sight of the policeman kneeling on the victims neck for an incredibly long period of time.  The man died.  But nothing warrants the wholesale destruction of property and further injuries and deaths around the US since that event.

It is clear there is more to this than meets the eye.  We believe we have identified some of those who are behind the riots around the country.  We are able to say this because similar activities occurred over the past year and we identified the actors related to those events and believe the same actors are likely involved in the current riots as well.

Pro Iran Protests in Early January 2020

In early January, 2020, the Iranian Quds force commander was dead.  The man responsible for hundreds of US soldier deaths in Iraq had reached the end of his time on earth.  But Yaacov Apelbaum writes, not everyone in America was happy to hear the news that such an evil man was dead:

Within hours of the news that the Iranian Quds force commander, Qassem Soleimani, was killed there were over 200 US-wide pro-Iran demonstrations. These well-attended events were organized exclusively by the Red Green Alliance, an amalgam of communist/socialist/black militant and Muslim organizations. The bulk of the red part of this alliance was represented by the Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL) and ANSWER (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism). The green element of the alliance included a number of Islamic organizations such as CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) and several of its affiliate Muslim Brotherhood groups, the National Iranian American Council (NIAC), the Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative, Black Lives Matter, and representatives Rashida Tlaib, Keith Ellison, and Ilhan Omar.

Evaluating the demonstration timeline, it is remarkable just how quickly the activists responded to the call to hit the streets. In the 24 hours between the news of Soleimani’s death on January 3rd and the early morning of January 4th, when the boots were on the ground, the organizers pulled all-nighters, printing and mounting thousands of signs and banners. They also solved complex logistic problems of transportation, food, and communications—all hallmarks of an efficient bureaucracy and well-funded organization.

Per an extensive analysis of participants at the pro-Iran rallies, it was quickly discovered that there were three groups of individuals involved in the protests, classified as the leaders, the organizers and the activists:

Our hypothesis is that the same groups of individuals are likely involved in the riots going on today in the US. 

The leaders in the pro-Iran protests are described by Apelbaum as follows:

The overwhelming number (93%) of the Leaders that ordered the mobilization of the Organizers and Activists and dictated the agenda for the rallies came from US based Islamic organizations. The leading one was CAIR.

These Leaders have family connections in the Middle East and periodically travel there on pleasure and business. Over 87% of the Leaders are engaged in some form of US lobby activity on behalf of a Middle Eastern country. The nature of the lobbing is mostly related to promoting the interests of an Islamic fundamentalist party and is associated with either Turkey, Iran, Qatar, Libya, and Algeria.

Calls for Violence in NYC in Late January 2020

Another recent event not fully addressed in todays MSM was related to a call for violence in New York City in late January 2020.  Yaacov Apelbaum also discusses this event:

On January 28, 2020, a Twitter post on the DecolonizeThisPlace account called for a violent uprising in New York City. The message was:

“The streets are ours. The trains our ours. The walls are ours. This moment is ours. How will you and your crew build and fuck shit up for #FTP3 on #J31 (THIS FRIDAY)? Issa mothafuckin’ movement.”

Three days later, on January 31, swarms of flash mobs carrying Palestinian, anarchist, and Antifa flags flooded several NYC MTA stations. The violence that ensued immobilized several transportation hubs in the city and resulted in hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage to equipment and forced a large mobilization of NYPD and emergency service resources.

A video was released that discussed the violence called for in New York City and Apelbaum reports:

Of course, this could all be just my take on it but having been in the business of evaluating threat intelligence for a long time, I tend to take seriously any video that features a masked and Kafia clad individual who uses a software voice modulator to mask their identity in a call for a violent and armed intifada especially, when they have an established track record of delivering the goods.

Within a few minutes after having set up his search requests, Apelbaum was able to identify the leaders of the calls for violence in New York City in late January:

The team was made up of the following individuals:

  1. Amin Husain – The leader

  2. Nitasha Dhillon – The artistic director

  3. Marz Saffore – The muscle and interface to a host of other organization such as BLM and other black militant groups

  4. Amar Husain – An organizer and sister of Amin Husain

The leader, Amin Husain, along with Marz Saffore, were also identified at another protest in NYC in 2019 at the Whitney Museum:

The leader, Amin Husain, is the classic example of a domestic terrorist.  He has connections to the Middle East and has publicly endorsed terrorism and has called for a a US Intifada.  He was involved in Occupy Wall Street and has publicly demonized America.  He and his comrades have numerous connections to the Democrat Party.  [There is much, much more at Apelbaum’s post here.]

It’s clear that the recent riots around the country are not spontaneous.  They are coordinated and planned.  There is a very high probability these riots are related to the same individuals involved in similar activities over the past year. 

These people are likely related to US based Islamist Organizations, domestic terrorists and others related to the Democrat Party.

via From Past History: It’s Highly Likely the Groups Behind Today’s Riots are Domestic Terrorists, Revolutionary Communists, US Based Radical Islamist Orgs and Others Related to the Democrat Party — The Gateway Pundit

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Weekend Snapshot · May 30, 2020 Top Stories This Week

BIG Question: If NO Huge CV19 Spikes in Opening States, Then What?

After tens of millions of Americans have lost their jobs, what if there are not significant increases of infections as states reopen?


Minneapolis Burning Is No Justice for George

The grossly destructive rage on display has nothing to do with rectifying a wrong.


Evaluating a COVID Milestone

The U.S. has reached 100,000 deaths from coronavirus — or has it?


Democrats Panic Over Economic Recovery

“We are about to see the best economic data we’ve seen in the history of this country.”


Biden Ain’t Black

Controversy erupted when the white Democrat nominee demanded black fealty.


Biden Exposes the Democrat Party’s Racial Mindset

“If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.”


About That (Face) Unmasking

“There is no reason to be walking around wearing a mask.” —Dr. Anthony Fauci


ACLU Sues — to Undermine Constitutional Rights

It once championed individual rights — to an attorney, a fair trial, and to cross-examine one’s accuser.


What Trump’s EO on Social Media Actually Does

It essentially clarifies and enforces Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.


Trump Is Not Pleasant; Neither Is Chemotherapy

During this election year, a reminder about why Trump won four years ago.


China Steps Up Its Bullying of Hong Kong

Yet more aggression after months of increased exercise of ChiCom control.


The Quiet Rise of Clarence Thomas

A new documentary tells the story of one of our nation’s most brilliant jurists.



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QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“Why is Twitter censoring the official White House account of our government while allowing Iran’s supreme leader to tweet death notices to Jews and Israel?” —Charlie Kirk

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‘You Can’t Fight Fire With Fire’: George Floyd’s Fiancée Speaks Out, Says ‘He Would Give Grace’   May 29, 2020 07:35 am

Courteney Ross, the fiancée of the late George Floyd who was killed by a Minneapolis police officer earlier this week, is now speaking out, stating that Floyd would not be for the chaos that is coming out of his death and that “he would give grace.” “You know, if he was here, he would say that he’s a man of God. He would stand on that firmly,” Ross told…

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Lead Singer of CCM Band Hawk Nelson Announces: ‘I No Longer Believe in God’   May 25, 2020 01:12 pm

The lead singer of the CCM rock band Hawk Nelson, known for songs such as “He Still Does Miracles,” “Thank God for Something” and “Never Let You Down,” has announced that he no longer believes in God, stating that for the past several years he has been slowly losing the Christian faith he was raised in as the son of a pastor. “After growing up in a Christian home,…

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Pixar Short Animated Film ‘Out’ on Disney+ Features Studio’s First Homosexual Main Character   May 25, 2020 06:54 pm

Calling the story “heartwarming,” Disney+ announced on Thursday the release of a new Pixar short film, which centers on the story of a man named Greg who is nervous about revealing to his parents that he is in a relationship with another man. While some have praised the production, others lament that such material aims to normalize sin in impressionable…

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Pakistani Imam Turns From Islam to Follow Christ   May 26, 2020 01:46 pm

Photo Credit: Wasifff Pakistan (Mission Network News) — During Ramadan, God used a fearless but gentle Christian witness to transform an imam into a committed follower of Jesus Christ. We often encourage Christians to pray for fellow believers in Muslim majority countries and to pray that more people there would turn to Christ. Bruce Allen off Forgotten…

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Breaking: 9th Circuit Upholds Calif. Gov. Newsom’s Ban on In-Person Church Services in 2-1 Decision   May 24, 2020 11:24 pm

(Newsmax) — The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday ruled that Democratic California Gavin Newsom’s ban on in-person church services during the coronavirus pandemic can stand. In a split ruling, the court said the government’s emergency powers supercede what in typical times would be fundamental constitutional rights, the Washington…

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Shocking Surveillance Video Captures Mother Shoving 9-Year-Old Autistic Son Into Canal   May 27, 2020 04:46 am

(Fox 13) — A Miami woman faked her son’s abduction after trying to drown him twice, with witnesses rescuing the boy from a canal the first time, and the second attempt ending in the boy’s death, officials said Saturday. Now shocking surveillance video of her first attempt has emerged. Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle said Patricia…

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Minneapolis Burning: Violence, Riots Break out in City Following the Killing of George Floyd by Police   May 28, 2020 10:28 am

MINNEAPOLIS (The Daily Beast) — Flames and black smoke poured into the sky here early Thursday as protests over the death of George Floyd took a violent turn, with multiple local businesses and residential buildings near police headquarters set ablaze and at least one person fatally shot in the area. Minneapolis Police spokesman John Elder confirmed the shooting…

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New Video Shows Planned Parenthood Rep Admitting Under Oath to Being Paid for Baby Body Parts   May 28, 2020 06:54 pm

A new video released by the same organization that conducted an undercover investigation into Planned Parenthood’s sale of aborted baby parts shows unsealed video footage of officials being questioned under oath about their knowledge of the payments, including one who admitted that the affiliate was only paid when it provided “usable” samples. Email communication and…

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Survey Finds Many Americans Reject Moral Absolutes, Including Some Who Identify as Christians   May 27, 2020 04:19 pm

Photo Credit: Matthew Grace/FreeImages.com According to a nationwide survey conducted by Dr. George Barna and the Cultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University, more than half of the sample Americans polled agreed that truth is “up to each individual” and there are “no moral absolutes that apply to everyone, all the time.” Researchers were further…

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President Trump Says He’s ‘Correcting Injustice’ by Making ‘Houses of Worship’ ‘Essential’ and Will ‘Override the Governors’   May 23, 2020 06:17 pm

(Fox News) – President Trump on Friday announced that new Centers for Disease Control guidance will classify houses of worship as “essential,” as he called on governors to allow them to open “right now” after being closed during the coronavirus lockdowns. Trump announced the policy for churches, synagogues and mosques, during a short briefing at the…

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30 May 2020

White House on lockdown as George Floyd protests reach nation’s capital
The White House is on temporary lockdown on Friday evening as protests erupting nationwide reached the nation’s capital over the death of Minnesota man George Floyd in police custody.

Netanyahu: The Palestinians have to concede, not Israel
On the magnitude of achieving US recognition of Israeli sovereignty in Judea and Samaria, Prime Minister Neyanyahu says, “Only if the Palestinians consent to complete Israeli security control everywhere, they can have their own entity that Trump defines as a state.”

Al-Aqsa preacher reported detained and barred, as holy site set to reopen
Israeli police banned several East Jerusalem Palestinian activists, including a controversial preacher, from the Al-Aqsa Mosque on the Temple Mount compound as the mosque prepares to reopen this Sunday, according to Palestinian media reports. There was no immediate comment from Israeli police.

Disrupting death: Could we really live forever in digital form?
In 2016, Jang Ji-sung’s young daughter Nayeon passed away from a blood-related disease. But in February, the South Korean mother was reunited with her daughter in virtual reality. Experts constructed a version of her child using motion capture technology for a documentary. Wearing a VR headset and haptic gloves, Jang was able to walk, talk and play with this digital version of her daughter.

Developing system could be earliest 3rd tropical storm on record
An already active Atlantic hurricane season — which hasn’t officially begun yet — could take a turn for the record books with a new disturbance that looks poised to strengthen. The season officially begins on June 1. Forecasters are now monitoring an area of low pressure designated as Invest 92L, which was developing Friday morning about 700 miles southeast of Bermuda, …

Budding depression in Arabian Sea may bring 2 years’ worth of rain to Salalah this weekend
After Cyclone Amphan made headlines last week for its impacts on northeastern India and Bangladesh, the focus will switch to the body of water on the western side of India as multiple tropical features will be monitored for development in the coming days. The more pressing area AccuWeather forecasters are focused on is located near the Arabian Peninsula.

BREAKING: Trump pulls US out of WHO, calls out China as deceitful and more in press conference
President Donald Trump announced Friday that the U.S. will no longer work with the World Health Organization (WHO), following his assessment that China has “total control” over the U.N. based health organization.

Bombshell: Planned Parenthood Officials Admit They Sold Aborted Baby Parts
Featuring testimony from Planned Parenthood officials under oath in 2019, as well as documents from those officials’ admissions, the video shows these executives and directors admitting to actually selling body parts, which is illegal

July 1st – Countdown To Next Middle East War?
The level of tension in the Middle East is sky high right now, and it is about to go even higher. On Monday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that he would move ahead with a plan to annex portions of the West Bank in the months ahead. The coalition agreement that he reached with Blue and White chairman Benny Gantz allows him to submit annexation for a vote as early as July, and if Netanyahu is actually going to do this it will almost certainly happen before the U.S. election in November.

Trump signs the Never Again Education Act into law
US President Donald Trump signed the Never Again Education Act into law on Thursday, JNS reported, expanding the funding and educational mission of the US Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM). The bill requires the USHMM create educational materials with the intention of increasing awareness about the Holocaust and its meaning among teachers across the country.

Austrian MPs want Iran-backed Hezbollah banned within European Union
Political representatives from the coalition parties governing Austria in the country’s parliament introduced on Friday a resolution urging the European Union to reassess Hezbollah’s entire organization as a terrorist movement. According to a statement on the website of the Austria’s national council, the formal name for its parliament, a number of members of the legislative body declared that Hezbollah is a terrorist organization.

Pentagon puts military police on alert to go to Minneapolis
As unrest spread across dozens of American cities on Friday, the Pentagon took the rare step of ordering the Army to put several active-duty U.S. military police units on the ready to deploy to Minneapolis, where the police killing of George Floyd sparked the widespread protests. Soldiers from Fort Bragg in North Carolina and Fort Drum in New York have been ordered to be ready to deploy within four hours if called…

Developing system could be earliest 3rd tropical storm on record
An already active Atlantic hurricane season — which hasn’t officially begun yet — could take a turn for the record books with a new disturbance that looks poised to strengthen. The season officially begins on June 1. Forecasters are now monitoring an area of low pressure designated as Invest 92L, which was developing Friday morning about 700 miles southeast of Bermuda, and they say it could strengthen further in the coming days.

China hardens resolve to defy US, even as it speaks of cooperation; Li Keqiang calls for close trade relations
Ignoring threats from Washington, China stripped another layer of autonomy from Hong Kong…ploughing ahead with a plan that would ban any form of dissent deemed subversive in the territory reclaimed from Britain more than two decades ago. But even as the plan was approved by China’s top legislative body, and Chinese officials taunted the United States as an imperious meddler, Premier Li Keqiang struck a conciliatory tone.

Russian jets ‘intercept’ American bombers over the Black Sea…
Russian jets intercepted American strategic bombers as they flew over the neutral waters of the Black Sea today, reports claim. Video circulating online purports to show a Russian fighter plane approaching one of two US B1-B Lancer aircraft. Russian Su-27 and Su-30 planes were used in the mission according to Moscow officials.

Coronavirus: Trump terminates US relationship with WHO
US President Donald Trump has announced that he is terminating the country’s relationship with the World Health Organization (WHO). The president has accused the WHO of failing to hold Beijing to account over the coronavirus pandemic. “China has total control over the World Health Organization,” the president said while announcing measures aimed at punishing Beijing.

France, UK, Germany ‘regret’ US end to three Iran nuclear waivers
France, Germany and the United Kingdom have criticised a United States decision to end three of its four sanctions waivers allowing work on Iranian nuclear sites designed to prevent weapons development. The scrapped waivers had allowed Russian, Chinese and European companies to work on the conversion of Iran’s Arak heavy water reactor, the provision of enriched uranium for a Tehran research reactor, and the transfer of spent fuel abroad.

Russia’s foray into Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking
Russia is reportedly attempting to organize a “mini-summit” between the United States and Palestinian officials in the coming weeks and is willing to set up a meeting between Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas…the goal of the prospective meeting is to provide Palestinian officials with the opportunity to propose modifications to U.S. President Donald Trump’s Middle East peace plan…

Iran faces worst locust plague in 50 years, recent attacks unprecedented
Iran is under its worst desert locust outbreak in the past 50 years and for the second year in a row. Compared with last year, the swarms of desert locusts are much larger, and it is safe to claim that the recent attacks are unprecedented, officials said.

U.S. senators urge probe of TikTok on children’s privacy
Four U.S. senators, including a China hawk, urged the Federal Trade Commission on Friday to investigate allegations that the popular video app TikTok violated a consent decree protecting children’s privacy.

Artist Grimes, Baby Mama Of New World Order Elite Elon Musk, Will Legally Sell Her Soul As Part Of Virtual Art Exhibit Called ‘Selling Out’ This Weekend
Quick, someone get me Elon Musk on the phone, I have an urgent message for his baby mama Grimes regarding the upcoming selling of her soul to the ‘best offer’. Elon, you can’t sell what you don’t own, and the Devil legally owns not only her soul, but yours as well. He has for quite sometime now, and if you’re not careful you both will be meeting him soon. Why do I say these things? To warn you of the coming judgment and Hell fire that awaits for all those who have rejected Jesus Christ and rejected the payment He has already made for your souls.

Despite Global Lockdown From 2020 Coronavirus Pandemic, Attacks By Islamic Jihadi Terrorists Rose Sharply About 30% More Than Those In 2019
Ramadan is the most sacred month of the year for Muslims — the Prophet Mohammed reportedly said, “When the month of Ramadan starts, the gates of heaven are opened and the gates of hell are closed and the devils are chained.” That’s funny, if heaven is opened and hell is closed during Ramadan, then why is there so much violence from Islamic jihadis during that time of the year? You would think for something that bills itself as the ‘religion of peace’ there would be a little more peace. Or any peace at all, but the opposite seems to be true.

Trump halts U.S. money to World Health Organization
President Trump on Friday announced a halt to U.S. funding of the World Health Organization after an investigation of the global body’s role in China’s mishandling and cover-up of its response to the coronavirus.

Barack Obama Uses Death of George Floyd to Fan Flames, Condemn America as Racist
Barack Obama threw gas on the fire Friday morning and used the death of George Floyd to condemn America as racist.

Rioter: ‘We’re gonna start coming to the suburbs’
A man interviewed on camera during last night’s chaos in Minneapolis warned that rioters are planning on “coming to the suburbs” if they don’t get what they want.

George Soros And Bussed-In Black Lives Matter Agitators Turn Minneapolis Into A Fiery, Burning War Zone
Right now the city of Minneapolis is besieged and under attack, but not from Muslim terrorists or some other foreign national group. No, Minneapolis is under attack from the radical Left, with bussed in agitators from groups like Black Lives Matter, and all Hell is literally breaking loose. George Soros has been funding anarchy in the United States for many years now, but this time he may finally have found the winning combination he’s been searching for.

TRUMP WAS RIGHT: After the Looting Started in Ferguson, Rioters Started Firing Off Guns and Plotted Bomb Attack
As reported earlier by Kristinn — Twitter escalated its feud with President Trump early Friday, censoring a tweet on the Minneapolis riots in which Trump warned he would send national guard troops. The president went on to say he will save the city from its incompetent radical Mayor Jacob Frey if he had to. Frey has allowed his city to be looted and set aflame by protesters angry about the death in police custody Monday of George Floyd.

Netanyahu caters to Right, divorces Palestinian statehood from annexation
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s much touted skill at ambiguous pledges reached one of its heights last week, as he appeared to have found a way to appease both US President Donald Trump and his vocal right-wing opposition…Netanyahu seemed to lay out a path, by which he could meet Trump’s dictates that linked Palestinian statehood with Israeli annexation, while at the same time assuring the right that he is divorcing the two issues.

Iran and Turkey seek to support riots in the US
Regimes based in Turkey and Iran both sought to exploit and support violent protests in the US over the weekend for the killing of George Floyd by a policeman in Minneapolis. Turkey is one of the world’s largest jailers of journalists and Iran’s government murdered 1,500 protesters last year, but leaders in both countries cynically sought to exploit recent protests in the US for their own ends.

US food prices see historic jump and are likely to stay high
As if trips to the grocery store weren’t nerve-wracking enough, U.S. shoppers lately have seen the costs of meat, eggs and even potatoes soar as the coronavirus has disrupted processing plants and distribution networks. Overall, the cost of food bought to eat at home skyrocketed by the most in 46 years, and analysts caution that meat prices in particular could remain high as slaughterhouses struggle to maintain production levels…

SpaceX Nasa Mission: Astronaut capsule set to dock with space station
US astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken will dock to the International Space Station (ISS) later. The men are making their way up to the orbiting platform after their launch on a Falcon-9 rocket from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center on Saturday. The Nasa crew are now travelling in a Dragon capsule supplied and operated by a private company, SpaceX – a first in the history of human spaceflight.

Trump postpones G7 summit, seeks to add countries to invitation list
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he would postpone a Group of Seven summit he had hoped to hold next month until September or later and expand the list of invitees to include Australia, Russia, South Korea and India…Trump said the G7, which groups the world’s most advanced economies, was a “very outdated group of countries” in its current format.

FBI’s top lawyer resigns as agency faces pressure from Trump
The FBI said on Saturday that its top lawyer, Dana Boente, had announced his resignation as the agency faces scrutiny over its investigations of former staffers and supporters of President Donald Trump. As a senior Justice Department official, Boente was involved in the investigation of Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI.

Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque reopens after more than two months
Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque reopened to worshippers on Sunday after a two-and-a-half month coronavirus closure, but Muslim authorities imposed some precautions as health officials warn of an uptick in local infections. The resumption of prayers at Islam’s third-holiest site caps a sombre period for Jerusalem’s Muslims…

Record rains cause widespread disruption, trigger hundreds of landslides in Yunnan, China
Days of heavy rainfall triggered hundreds of landslides in Yunnan Province, China, including one which resulted in 1 fatality and 4 others missing on Thursday, May 28, 2020, and a sudden rockfall in Tonghai County, trapping 2 people and injuring 2 others on Friday, May 29. The severe weather has also caused widespread devastation, with telecommunications, electricity, and traffic severely affected.

M6.0 earthquake hits southern Peru at intermediate depth
A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit southern Peru at 05:09 UTC (00:09 LT) on May 31, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 153.4 km (95 miles). EMSC is reporting M5.9 at a depth of 148 km (92 miles). The epicenter was located 33 km (20 miles) WNW of Lampa (population 4 780)…There are 840 000 people living within 100 km (62 miles).

Locust invasion wreaks havoc on Pakistan’s crops, orchards
An invasion of locusts has spread across Pakistan, officials said Friday, causing damage to crops and orchards and posing a threat to food security in an impoverished Islamic nation already struggling to tackle a virus pandemic that has caused more than 1,300 deaths. Massive swarms of the desert locust, which experts say originates in Africa and is the most destructive of the locust species, began damaging crops in Pakistan last month. But the situation worsened this week and authorities began dispatching aircraft and spraying machines filled with pesticides mounted on vehicles to eliminate the insects, which are roughly the length of a finger and fly together by the millions.

Locust surge may turn into global plague: expert
The current upsurge in desert locust attacks could turn into a full-fledged global plague by the end of the year if it spreads to West Africa and the insects begin breeding there, says the Food and Agriculture Organisation’s senior locust forecasting officer Keith Cressman.

Drought adds to Belgian farmers’ coronavirus misery
As coronavirus lockdowns disrupt food supply chains and shuttered restaurants curb demand for some of their produce, Belgium’s farmers are grappling with another crisis – drought. Belgium is facing its driest May since the 19th century, with conditions that have stunted crop growth and cut yields in the agricultural province of West Flanders.

Seismic Unrest at Teide Volcano: 70 Volcano-Tectonic Earthquakes Hit Near Summit Sparking Fears of Incoming Eruption on Tenerife
On May 27, 2020, the Canarian Seismic Network operated by INVOLCAN, has registered a seismic swarm located between the municipalities of Vilaflor and Guia de Isora at depths between 7 and 12 km.

As Cities Burn, Credibility Of Minnesota’s Top Leaders Suffers Major Blow
Frey’s leadership is being questioned after police failed to quell three nights of looting, rioting and fires that followed Floyd’s death. Frey, who pleaded for calm, also approved the decision to abandon the city’s 3rd Precinct station on Thursday night, surrendering it to protesters who set fire to the building.

Trump, allies blame Democratic mayors for failing to control protests, rioters
President Trump and his allies blamed liberal mayors on Saturday for failing to quell demonstrations and riots in several cities sparked by a case of alleged police brutality. “How come all of these places that defend so poorly are run by Liberal Democrats?” the president tweeted Saturday. “Get tough and fight (and arrest the bad ones). Strength!” Mr. Trump said Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey “will never be mistaken for the late, great General Douglas McArthur or great fighter General George Patton.”

Liberal media takes ghoulish delight linking Trump to COVID-19 deaths
…the media seem almost giddy, in a macabre way, that America has passed the 100,000 mark in deaths attributed to the coronavirus? On Wednesday, the front page featured 100,000 in giant figures in white against a black background. With the paper full of the usual anti-Trump articles …

Giuliani calls for mayor, governor to resign over Minneapolis riots, says Dems ‘incapable’ of keeping order
Rudolph Giuliani blasted the perpetrators of riots in major cities across the country in the name of George Floyd, who died at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer earlier this week. Giuliani told “Hannity” Friday that “no one” feels more strongly than him about the injustice toward Floyd, but added that the policies of “progressive Democrats” are to blame “for the violence that has ensued.” … idiot Democrats who let criminals out of jail, who set bail for murderers and encourage exactly this kind of thing.”

Fmr. MN Congressman Jason Lewis calls for investigation into Democrats’ Floyd protest policy
The Minnesota Democratic leadership who created a “powder keg” of chaos in their state needs to be held accountable for their negligent policy, former Republican Congressman Jason Lewis urged Saturday. In an interview on “Fox & Friends Weekend” with host Pete Hegseth, Lewis said Minnesotans were left in a “state of shock” over the “total absence of leadership” in their cities.
Democrats in charge in Minnesota…are now trying to push the blame someplace else? They’re the ones [who] created this powder keg. They’re the ones [who] have been in charge.” “And I will tell you, heads need to roll here. This has been a devastating week for the state of Minnesota,

Developing tropical system could set record
An already active Atlantic hurricane season — which hasn’t officially begun yet — could take a turn for the record books with a new disturbance that looks poised to strengthen. The season officially begins on June 1.

ANTIFA And Blacks Lives Matter Kill Their First Cop As Over 7,500 Rioters Swarm The Streets Of Oakland In A Bloodlust Frenzy Of Rage And Violence
Astronomers are fascinated when their high-powered telescopes are able to capture the death of a star, a relatively rare event even with today’s technology. In a similar fashion, historians are watching right now with grim fascination as they observe the slow-motion death of not just any nation, but the strongest, most-powerful nation on earth. The United States of America, able to repel any foreign invading force, is unable to prevent civil war from ripping us apart from the inside. We just may never get out of 2020 alive.

Pentagon Invokes The Insurrection Act of 1807 Orders The Army To Be Prepared To Deploy US Military Police To Quell Soros-Funded Riots In Minneapolis
With the situation already deathly serious, things took a decided turn late yesterday as President Trump asked the Pentagon to step in with a plan to quell the violence, bombings and lootings that have been ravaging Minneapolis for the past few days. The Pentagon then ordered the Army to prepare units of Military Police to enter the city if and when the order is given. That’s where things stand right now as the sun is rising on this Saturday morning.

China Is Employing a “Death by a Thousand Cuts” Strategy Against America’s Military
Let us begin this strategy with a discussion of the obvious. The coronavirus attack on America was a combination of a Deep State/Democratic Party Minions/Chicom bioweapon attack upon the United States designed to destroy our economy and our long-term ability to wage war.

T BEGINS: Domestic Terror Groups ANTIFA And Black Lives Matter Have Begun A 20-City Campaign Of Arson, Looting And Bombing Of Businesses
The radical Left in this country have decided to attack, and have already begun a campaign of domestic terror that right now is playing out in over 20 American cities tonight, with many more planned in the coming days. Black Lives Matter has once again joined up with the fascists of ANTIFA, with the CNN headquarters in Atlanta surrounded by anarchists who have already set of bombs in the hopes of gaining access to the building. America is at war, this is exactly what the Democrats have been planning, and it has begun.

Weaponizing Coronavirus, Leftist Foundations Dedicate Millions to Transform 2020 Elections
New networks of leftist organizations have been created, fueled by hundreds of millions of dollars in confidentially-sourced donations dedicated to fundamentally transforming how the 2020 election is conducted. Already, these networks have formed working groups, sponsored litigation, and lobbied Congress to pass federal mandates about how the 2020 election should be conducted.

China Must ‘Prepare for War’ – Xi Jinping – India and China Military Build Up
Chinese leader Xi Jinping is telling the military, the People’s Liberation Army, to prepare for war! This comes as a growing border dispute between India and China, and threats of invasion of Taiwan threaten the global order and peace. Meanwhile, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tells Congress Hong Kong is no longer autonomous from Mainland China. YouTube demonetizes our channels! We need your support!!

Volunteer experienced severe 103 F fever after receiving experimental coronavirus vaccine
A volunteer who participated in clinical trials for Moderna Therapeutics’ Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine says he suffered serious side effects during the testing stage. However, Ian Haydon says that he doesn’t regret it and still wants people to get the vaccine when it’s available.

George Soros’ Terrorist Organizations Inciting the “Helter Skelter” Race War In Minneapolis
In reference to the chaos in Minneapolis, I mentioned this morning that the events involving the use of flame-throwers, and high capacity magazine guns smelled like Antifa and George Soros.

The Long Awaited TET Offensive Designed to Destroy America Is Underway
…America is undergoing a current event similar to the 1968 TET offensive. The Floyd murder has provided the Deep State an excuse to perpetrate rioting across America with the intent of promoting a helter skelter race war designed to destablize the country. Terrorists have been flowing into America in great numbers. These other gorups will play a role in this phased attack upon America. The real enemy of America is communist China. And the main force behind the CHICOMS attack upon America will prove to be ISIS. Therefore, this article will focus its efforts in covering the ultimate ISIS threat against all Americans.

AG Barr will prosecute the out-of-town, far-left radicals destroying cities
Many of the rioters come from out of state and they are coming to burn, loot, and destroy. They are far-left and the plan is to overturn our form of government. These radicals are domestic terrorists.

George Floyd protests: Extremists causing riots, Minn. officials say
Drifting out of the shadows in small groups, dressed in black, carrying shields and wearing knee pads, they head toward the front lines of the protest. Helmets and gas masks protect and obscure their faces, and they carry bottles of milk to counteract tear gas and pepper spray.

Canada’s Opioid Overdoses Have Surged Since Beginning Of Coronavirus Pandemic
Opioid overdoses in Canada have suged since the coronavirus pandemic began, underscoring a worrying nationwide trend, the country’s chief public health officer said Friday according to Reuters.


Headlines – 5/30/2020

ICC asks PA to explain decision to end contacts with Israel

IDF: Suspect tries to ram troops in West Bank, is shot and ‘neutralized’

Police shoot dead East J’lem man with special needs, say he carried suspect item

Despite Support at EU, Austria Clarifies It Opposes Israeli Annexation

Lebanon extends mandate of UN force along Israel border

Anti-Semitism spreads during pandemic in Turkey, community says

U.S. warns of Russian bid for Libya stronghold after warplane delivery

Russian Warplanes in Libya Signal New Risky Phase of Conflict

Iran ‘Determined’ to Continue Nuclear Work Despite More U.S. Sanctions

North Korea accuses U.S. of hurting its image with cyber threat warning

Coronavirus: South Korea closes schools again after biggest spike in weeks

Trump escalates US-China conflict with new sanctions, measures

Chinese general threatens attack on Taiwan to stop independence

Beyond Hong Kong, an Emboldened Xi Jinping Pushes the Boundaries

China Says It Will Use Military Force to Take Control of Taiwan If Diplomacy Fails

China Expert Marion Smith Says China’s Latest Power Grab Is The ‘Death Of Hong Kong As We Know It’

Trump “terminating” relationship with World Health Organization, blames China

Trump cuts ties with WHO mid-pandemic as Europe speeds reopening

China’s Plan to Make Permanent Health Tracking on Smartphones Stirs Concern

Google smartphone tool helps users maintain social distance

Trump reportedly ‘furious’ that Germany’s Angela Merkel turned down his G7 Summit invitation over coronavirus concerns

Virus lockdown forces Brits to become their own dentists

CDC Recommends Newborns Be Tested For Coronavirus Twice And Separated From Mothers With Confirmed Or Suspected COVID-19

Senators ask CDC for plan to fix coronavirus-related drop in vaccinations

Hydroxychloroquine prescriptions rose nearly 2,000 percent the week Trump ‘supported’ it: study

CDC suggests coronavirus started spreading in the U.S. in January

COVID-19 immunity lasts only six months, reinfection possible

Every Single Worker Has Covid at a U.S. Farm on Harvest Eve

Trump claims victory as Texas Supreme Court rules lack of coronavirus immunity doesn’t qualify as disability requiring mail-in ballot

Spain to offer families minimum monthly income

North Carolina, GOP convention planners at an impasse over social distancing

North Carolina governor: Trump insisted on full convention with no face masks or social distancing

DOJ Files Statement of Interest In Case Against Gov. Whitmer, Calling Lockdowns ‘Arbitrary and Irrational’

Supreme Court, in 5-4 Decision, Rejects Church’s Challenge to Shutdown Order

Roberts joins court’s liberals to deny California church’s lockdown challenge

Supreme Court sides with California’s religious gathering limit, rejects church’s claim

CDC quietly revises coronavirus warnings on reopening religious sites, adds First Amendment note

Minn. mayor gives masks to crowding rioters after warning in-person worship would be ‘public health disaster’

Minneapolis cop who knelt on handcuffed black man George Floyd charged with 3rd degree murder, manslaughter

A new video appears to show 3 Minneapolis police officers pinning George Floyd to the ground while he says, ‘I can’t breathe’

President Trump Calls Mpls. Protesters ‘Thugs’; Doubles Down On ‘When The Looting Starts, The Shooting Starts’ Message

Twitter puts warning on Trump ‘THUGS’ tweet, says it violates standards, glorifies violence

Trump walks back his incendiary Minneapolis ‘thugs’ post

Flashback 2015: Obama stands by the term ‘thugs,’ White House says

Reading Native Taylor Swift Says President Trump Is ‘Stoking The Fires Of White Supremacy’ With Shooting Looters Tweet

Customs and Border Protection Is Flying a Predator Drone Over Minneapolis

Drone video shows devastation in Minneapolis in wake of violent protests

In the US, camera phones increasingly expose racism

George Floyd, fired officer overlapped security shifts at south Minneapolis club

‘Lynching In Broad Daylight’: Rev. Jesse Jackson To Speak In Minneapolis About George Floyd’s Death

CNN crew released from police custody after they were arrested live on air in Minneapolis

Rioter: ‘We’re Gonna Start Coming to the Suburbs’

Rapper Killer Mike pleads with Atlanta demonstrators to “burn” systemic racism, not the city

Racially charged violence rages for third night in Minneapolis

Protests over George Floyd’s death spread across the nation

White House briefly locked down as unrest spreads to Atlanta, DC, NYC after George Floyd death

Violent Rioters Breach Ohio Statehouse, Breaking Windows and Entering Building to Protest Death of George Floyd

Chicago Police Officers Ordered To No Longer Use Force To Disperse Large Gatherings

Chicago mayor tells Trump ‘F-U’ after tweet about Minneapolis looting

National Guard called into US cities as protests rage over George Floyd’s death

7 shot during protests in Louisville, police say

Demonstrators clash with police during Atlanta protest against death of George Floyd

Atlanta mayor to vandalizing protesters: ‘This is not a protest … this is chaos’

CNN Center damaged, becomes target of Atlanta protest

Athletes Organize ‘Take A Knee’ March Over The Killing Of George Floyd

4 more women accuse Weinstein of assault; one says he raped her when she was 17

Disrupting death: Could we really live forever in digital form?

Biotech Startup Aims to Make Use of Humanity’s Genetic Outliers

SpaceX loses another Starship prototype in massive explosion

The Sun Just Woke Up. ‘M-Class’ Solar Flare Ends 925-Day Solar Snooze

Swarm of earthquakes rattle area near Yellowstone National Park, USGS says

5.5 magnitude earthquake hits near Kokopo, Papua New Guinea

5.5 magnitude earthquake hits near Lajes das Flores, Portugal

5.4 magnitude earthquake hits near Lajes das Flores, Portugal

5.3 magnitude earthquake hits near Port-Vila, Vanuatu

5.1 magnitude earthquake hits near Toyoshina, Japan

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Port-Vila, Vanuatu

5.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Whitianga, New Zealand

Sabancaya volano in Peru erupts to 24,000ft

Klyuchevskoy volcano on Kamchatka, Russia erupts to 23,000ft

Popocateptl volcano in Mexico erupts to 20,000ft

Sangay volcano in Ecuador erupts to 20,000ft

Semeru volcano in Indonesia erupts to 14,000ft

Ebeko volcano in the Kuril Islands erupts to 14,000ft

Karymsky volcano on Kamchatka, Russia eurpts to 12,000ft

Sheveluch volcano on Kamchatka, Russia erupts to 12,000ft

Developing system could be earliest 3rd tropical storm on record

Heat wave scorches parts of U.S. and India; Siberia experiences record high temperatures

Siberian heatwave sparks ‘zombie’ wildfire fears

Iran faces worst locust plague in 50 years, recent attacks unprecedented


Headlines – 5/31/2020

‘A knife in the back’: Palestinian authorities stunned as Arab leaders quietly accept annexation

IDF Radio: US tells Israel that annexation will also define final borders

Sovereignty over the Jordan Valley is key to Israel’s security

Saudi Arabia opposes Palestinian statehood – Riyadh is convinced based on the Palestinian track record that a Palestinian state would constitute another rogue anti-Saudi regime.

Palestinians launch campaign to boycott IDF humanitarian, economic aid

Temple Mount reopens amid fears of unrest after autistic man shot dead by police

‘Failed cyberattack on Israel was designed to trigger a humanitarian disaster’

PM Netanyahu: Reopening after coronavirus lockdown was ‘experimental’

Russia Challenges U.S. Military in Mediterranean by Asserting Foothold in Syria, Libya

Russia and Turkey Risk an Ever-bloodier Stalemate in Libya

Report: Iranian militia sites targeted in northern Syria

Sen. Ted Cruz calls for criminal investigation into Twitter for violating US sanctions on Iran

Death of Algerian girl, 10, in ‘faith healing’ ceremony sparks outcry

Trump says he’s postponing G7, wants to invite other countries

China-India border: Why tensions are rising between the neighbours

Chinese vaccine could be ready by year-end, government body says

Pre-Filled COVID-19 Vaccine Syringes May Have RFID Chip – It would not be injected or touch the patient

Global cases pass 6 million as Brazil sees record one-day increase

Coronavirus hopes and fears centre on ‘immunity’

In a pandemic, no one wants to touch it. Why cash has become the new Typhoid Mary

US food prices see historic jump and are likely to stay high

Gone With the Wind: Pandemic Threatens to Reduce Movie Theaters to Rubble

Remote Work Could Spark Housing Boom in Suburbs, Smaller Cities

US cities fear protests could fuel a new wave of coronavirus outbreaks

Twitter and Trump: A feud years in the making finally erupts

In Days of Discord, President Trump Fans the Flames

U.S. protests over Minneapolis death rage on amid political finger-pointing

China, Iran mock US amid ongoing riots: ‘I can’t breathe’

Iran berates U.S. over police killing, slams racism

Dueling claims: Trump blames Antifa for riots, Minnesota officials point fingers at white supremacists and cartels

‘There are anarchists’: Minnesota officials say ‘outside agitators’ are hijacking peaceful protests

St. Paul mayor walks back claim that all arrested in riot were from out of state: ‘I take full responsibility’

Appeals for Calm as Sprawling Protests Threaten to Spiral Out of Control

Massive Looting Drowning Out Message From Peaceful George Floyd Protesters

Tear gas and burning cars in US cities as unrest continues

Retreat or deploy? Police try to balance protest response

US cities brace for increasing unrest, call in National Guard amid mass protests

Trump: US military ‘ready, willing, able’ to help tackle violent protests

Security Officers Gunned Down At Oakland Federal Building; DHS Official Calls Gunman ‘An Assassin’

SpaceX blasts off on historic crewed launch, opening commercial space travel era

‘American astronauts on American rockets from American soil’: NASA returns to space with help from SpaceX

6.0 magnitude earthquake hits near Lampa, Peru

5.6 magnitude earthquake hits near Kushiro, Japan

5.5 magnitude earthquake hits near Sarangani, Philippines

5.3 magnitude earthquake hits near Acarau, Brazil

Sabancaya volcano in Peru erupts to 27,000ft

Klyuchevskoy volcano on Kamchatka, Russia erupts to 22,000ft

Popocateptl volcano in Mexico erupts to 22,000ft

Sangay volcano in Ecuador erupts to 19,000ft

Semeru volcano in Indonesia erupts to 13,000ft

Ebeko volcano in the Kuril Islands erupts to 12,000ft

Tropical Storm Amanda to bring major flood risk to Central America

Budding depression in Arabian Sea may bring 2 years’ worth of rain to Salalah this weekend

Record rains cause widespread disruption, trigger hundreds of landslides in Yunnan, China


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“A simple layman armed with Scripture is to be believed above a pope or a council without it…” – Martin Luther

May 30th The D. L. Moody Year Book

 

O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?—Matthew 14:31.

SOME one has said: “There are three ways to look. If you want to be wretched, look within; if you wish to be distracted, look around; but if you would have peace, look up.” Peter looked away from Christ, and he immediately began to sink. He had God’s eternal word, which was sure footing, and better than either marble, granite or iron; but the moment he took his eyes off Christ down he went.[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. 95). East Northfield, MA: The Bookstore.

May 30 The Interpreter: Spurgeon’s Devotional Bible

May 30.—Morning. [Or October 26.]
“Those that seek me early shall find me.”

Proverbs 8:1–21

IN this chapter we hear again the pleadings of heavenly wisdom in the person of the Son of God. Let us not be careless when God himself expostulates with us.

Doth not wisdom cry? and understanding put forth her voice?

She standeth in the top of high places, by the way in the places of the paths.

She crieth at the gates, at the entry of the city, at the coming in at the doors.

Unto you, O men, I call; and my voice is to the sons of man. (Everywhere, in his word, in providence, by his ministers, and by his Spirit, the Incarnate Wisdom still calls to men. Especially in this land of Bibles and of Sabbaths, the Lord Jesus is everywhere heard pleading with old and young, gentle and simple, that they would consider and turn unto him.)

O ye simple, understand wisdom: and, ye fools, be ye of an understanding heart.

Jesus invites the foolish to come to him. How condescending is he in this, for the teachers of old sought wise men for pupils, and few masters now-a-days would invite fools to their schools. Jesus is meek and lowly in heart, he condescends to men of low estate, and is ready to be the teacher of the simple. None need stay away from him because of their ignorance; it should even be a reason for coming to him. But some will enquire, Is his teaching worth hearing? Therefore he says—

6, 7 Hear; for I will speak of excellent things; and the opening of my lips shall be right things. (But does he speak the truth? He does, and he adds) For my mouth shall speak truth; and wickedness is an abomination to my lips.

8, 9 All the words of my mouth are in righteousness; there is nothing froward or perverse in them. (But can we understand his teaching? Can poor men comprehend him? Can little children receive his leaching? Yes, his words are simplicity itself.) They are all plain to him that understandeth, and right to them that find knowledge.

10 Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold.

Soul-saving knowledge is beyond all price.

11 For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.

12 I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions.

Eternal Wisdom found out the witty invention of the Cross. The plan of salvation by a substitute is the very summit of wisdom: let us give diligence to obtain an interest in it.

13 The fear of the Lord is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.

And what God hates, we must also hate with all our heart.

14 Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom: I am understanding; I have strength.

15 By me kings reign, and princes decree justice.

16 By me princes rule, and nobles, even all the judges of the earth.

17 I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.

This is a portion of meat for the children of our families. Let boys and girls lay hold upon it, and go to Jesus in reliance upon this promise.

18 Riches and honour are with me; yea, durable riches and righteousness.

19 My fruit is better than gold, yea, than fine gold; and my revenue than choice silver.

Nothing can be so useful, so valuable, so really good for us as to know Christ and to be found in him.

20 I lead in the way of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of judgment: (In the Via Media, the middle way, which is the path of safety.)

21 That I may cause those that love me to inherit substance; and I will fill their treasures.

They shall be truly rich in grace, even if their earthly goods be few, and they shall be infinitely rich in the world to come, where there is a kingdom for the very least of them.

If our ways by thee be order’d,

And thy name by us confess’d,

Then thy presence shall go with us,

And thy peace shall give us rest.

If in all the eye be single,

Clean the hands, and pure the breast,

Then thy presence shall go with us,

And thy guidance give us rest.

May 30.—Evening. [Or October 27.]
“The hand of the diligent maketh rich.”

Proverbs 10:1–16

THE first nine chapters are a kind of introduction to the Book of Proverbs; its short, pithy sentences commence at the tenth chapter.

The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother. (This is the first of the proverbs, let each child take great notice of it. Who among us would wish to be a life-long grief to father and mother? Yet such will be the case if we live in sin, and despise the heavenly wisdom.)

Treasures of wickedness profit nothing: but righteousness delivereth from death.

Judas gained his thirty pieces of silver, but what profit had he in them? Paul obtained the righteousness of Christ, and a crown of life was his portion.

The Lord will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish: but he casteth away the substance of the wicked. (The godly may hunger, but famish they shall not; the wicked may increase in wealth, but continue in prosperity they cannot.)

He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich. (No pains, no gains; no sweat, no sweet.)

He that gathereth in summer is a wise son: but he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame. (Neglect of timely industry leads into sin. Our idle days are Satan’s busy days. He who will not be thrifty while he may, will find that lost opportunities do not return.)

Blessings are upon the head of the just: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.

The memory of the just is blessed: but the name of the wicked shall rot.

The wise in heart will receive commandments: but a prating fool shall fall. (Wise men hear more than they speak, and are willing to listen to practical instruction, but foolish persons talk on till they seal their own condemnation.)

He that walketh uprightly walketh surely: but he that perverteth his ways shall be known.

10 He that winketh with the eye causeth sorrow: but a prating fool shall fall.

Cowardly insinuations, which men dare not utter in words, but covertly express by signs, are the cause of much misery, and no true man will use them. Those who talk much, and are destitute of real religion, will soon make shipwreck of their profession.

11 The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life: (sending forth refreshing and saving streams) but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked. (Making them like closed wells, full of putrid water, deadly to others, and destructive to themselves.)

12 Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins. (Loving spirits will not take offence, but bear and forbear for Christ’s sake, but evil-disposed persons make the smallest matter a ground of offence, and are for ever fanning the fires of enmity. Let it not be so among us.)

13 In the lips of him that hath understanding wisdom is found: but a rod is for the back of him that is void of understanding.

14 Wise men lay up knowledge: (for they still feel their own want of it;) but the mouth of the foolish is near destruction. (He thinks he knows all, and therefore will not learn, but talks himself to ruin.)

15 The rich man’s wealth is his strong city: the destruction of the poor is their poverty.

Alas! how of ten is this the case, even in our own land. Poor men are despised, and few plead their cause. May the Lord send to us such a just spirit that we may always be ready to take the weaker side, and see that the poor man is not trampled upon. It is meanness itself to fawn upon the wealthy; true religion lifts us above such littleness.

16 The labour of the righteous tendeth to life: the fruit of the wicked to sin.

Labour, not idleness, is the stamp of a servant of God. With the wicked, self is always their object and end, and therefore their actions are sinful in the sight of the Lord. O Lord, make thou us to work because of life within us, so that we may have life yet more abundantly.

To me, O Lord, be thou “The Way,”

To me be thou “The Truth;”

To me, my Saviour, be “The Life,”

Thou Guardian of my youth!

So shall that Way be my delight,

That Truth shall make me free;

That Life shall raise me from the dead,

And then I’ll live to thee.[1]

 

[1] Spurgeon, C. H. (1964). The Interpreter: Spurgeon’s Devotional Bible (pp. 315–316). Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House.

FCC Head Blasts Twitter: They Censor Trump on Riots, Allow Iranian Dictator To Call for ‘Armed Resistance’

President Donald Trump listens to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai speak during an announcement about 5G network deployment in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington, DC, on April 12, 2019.Nicholas Kamm / AFP via Getty ImagesPresident Donald Trump listens to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai speak during an announcement about 5G network deployment in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington, DC, on April 12, 2019. (Nicholas Kamm / AFP via Getty Images)

Two of the Federal Communications Commission’s conservative-leaning leaders criticized Twitter after the social media giant censored one of President Donald Trump’s tweets addressing the Minneapolis riots.

Twitter is allowing Iranian Supreme Leader Sayyid Ali Khamenei to widely distribute content glorifying violence, according to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai.

“Serious question for @Twitter: Do these tweets from Supreme Leader of Iran @khamenei_ir violate ‘Twitter Rules about glorifying violence’?” Pai tweeted, referencing the rule Twitter claimed the president violated when he tweeted Friday morning that “when the looting starts, the shooting starts.”

Trump was referring to the U.S. military potentially quelling the riots.

Pai posted snapshots of tweets from Khamenei, including one from May 20 in which the Iranian leader said: “We will support and assist any nation or any group anywhere who opposes and fights the Zionist regime, and we do not hesitate to say this.”

Another one of Khamenei’s tweets argued that the “only remedy until the removal of the Zionist regime is armed resistance.”

— Read on www.westernjournal.com/fcc-head-blasts-twitter-censor-trump-riots-allow-iranian-dictator-call-armed-resistance/

Floyd Autopsy Doesn’t Support Strangulation As Cause Of Death | Newsmax.com

George Floyd died from the combined effects of being restrained by police, potential intoxicants and his underlying health issues, including heart disease, according to preliminary findings from an autopsy.

— Read on www.newsmax.com/newsfront/floyd-autopsy-minneapolis-death/2020/05/29/id/969732/

May 30 Thoughts for the quiet hour

 

Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid

Matt. 5:14

Lamps do not talk, but they do shine. A lighthouse sounds no drum, it beats no gong; and yet far over the waters its friendly spark is seen by the mariner. So let your actions shine out your religion. Let the main sermon of your life be illustrated by all your conduct.

Spurgeon[1]

 

[1] Hardman, S. G., & Moody, D. L. (1997). Thoughts for the quiet hour. Willow Grove, PA: Woodlawn Electronic Publishing.

Coronavirus Propaganda Mimics War Propaganda | Zero Hedge

What will hindsight make clear about our reaction to COVID-19 propaganda? Will we regret shutting down the economy as much as we ought to regret invading Iraq?

Authored by Jeff Deist via The Mises Institute,

In the period leading up to the US invasion of Iraq in 2003, the Bush administration and its media accomplices waged a relentless propaganda campaign to win political support for what turned out to be one of the most disastrous foreign policy mistakes in American history.

Nearly two decades later, with perhaps a million dead Iraqis and thousands of dead American soldiers, we are still paying for that mistake. 

Vice President Dick Cheney, Attorney General John Ashcroft, Assistant Attorney General John Yoo, and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, were key players behind the propaganda—which we can define as purposeful use of information and misinformation to manipulate public opinion in favor of state action. Iraq and its president Saddam Hussein were the ostensible focus, but their greater goal was to make the case for a broader and open-ended “War on Terror.”  

So they created a narrative using a mélange of half-truths, faintly plausible fabrications, and outright lies:

  • Iraq and the nefarious Saddam Hussein were “behind,” i.e., backing, the Saudi terrorists responsible for 9-11 attacks on the US;

  • Hussein and his government were stockpiling yellowcake uranium in an effort to develop nuclear capability;

  • Hussein was connected with al-Qaeda 

  • Iran was lurking in the background as a state sponsor of terrorism, coordinating and facilitating attacks against the US in coordination with Hamas;

  • Hezbollah, al-Qaeda, and other terror groups were working against the US across the Middle East in some kind of murky but coordinated effort;

  • We have to “fight them over there so we don’t have to fight them over here”;

  • The Iraqis would welcome our troops as liberators.

And so forth.

But the propaganda “worked” in the most meaningful sense:Congress voted nearly 3–1 in favor of military action against Iraq, and Gallup showed 72 percent of Americans supporting the invasion as it commenced in 2003. Media outlets across the spectrum such as the Washington Post cheered the warNational Review dutifully did its part, labeling Pat Buchanan, Ron Paul, Justin Raimondo, Lew Rockwell, and other outspoken opponents of the invasion as “unpatriotic conservatives.”

Tragically, the American people never placed the burden of proof squarely with the war cheerleaders to justify their absolutely crazed effort to remake the Middle East. In hindsight, this is obvious, but at the time propaganda did its job. Disinformation is part and parcel of the fog of war.

What will hindsight make clear about our reaction to COVID-19 propaganda? Will we regret shutting down the economy as much as we ought to regret invading Iraq?

The cast of characters is different, of course: Trump, desperately seeking “wartime president” status; Dr. Anthony Fauci; epidemiologist Neil Ferguson; state governors such as Cuomo, Whitmer, and Newsom; and a host of media acolytes just itching to force a new normal down our throats. Like the Iraq War architects, they use COVID-19 as justification to advance a preexisting agenda, namely, greater state control over our lives and our economy. Yet because too many Americans remain stubbornly attached to the old normal, a propaganda campaign is required.

So we are faced with a blizzard of new “facts” almost every day, most of which turn out to be only mildly true, extremely dubious, or plainly false:

  • The virus aerosolizes and floats around, so we all need to be six feet apart (But why not twenty feet? Why not one mile?);

  • The virus lives on surfaces everywhere, for days;

  • Asymptomatic people can spread it unknowingly;

  • Antibodies may or may not develop naturally;

  • People may become infected more than once;

  • Young healthy people are at great risk not only themselves, but also pose a risk to their elderly family members;

  • Thin, permeable paper masks somehow prevent microscopic viral spores from being inhaled or exhaled toward others;

  • People are safer inside;

  • The rate of new infected “cases” in the first few weeks of the virus reaching America would continue or even grow exponentially; 

  • Social distancing and quarantines do indeed “save” lives;

  • Testing is key (But what if an individual visits a crowded grocery an hour after testing negative?);

  • A second wave of infections is nigh; and 

  • Our personal and work lives cannot continue without a vaccine, which, by the way, may be two years away.

Again, much of this is not true and not even intended to be true—but rather to influence public behavior and opinions. And again, the overwhelming burden of proof should lie squarely with those advocating a lockdown of society, who would risk a modern Great Depression in response to a simple virus.

How much damage will the lockdown cause? Economics aside, the sheer toll of this self-inflicted wound will be a matter for historians to document. That toll includes all the things Americans would have done without the shutdown in their personal and professional lives, representing a diminution of life itself. Can that be measured, or distilled into numerical terms? Probably not, but this group of researchers and academics argues that we have already suffered more than one million “lost years of life” due to the ravages of unemployment, missed healthcare, and general malaise.

By the same token, how do we measure the blood and treasure lost in Iraq? How much PTSD will soldiers suffer? How many billions of dollars in future VA medical care will be required? How many children will grow up without fathers? And how many millions of lives are forever shattered in that cobbled-together political artifice in the Middle East?

Propaganda kills, but it also works. Politicians of all stripes will benefit from the coronavirus; the American people will suffer. Perversely, one of the worst COVID propagandists—the aforementioned  Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York—yesterday rang the bell as the New York Stock Exchange reopened to floor trading. He now admits that the models were wrong and that his lockdown did nothing to prevent the Empire State from suffering the highest per capita deaths from COVID. Like the architects of the Iraq War, he belongs on a criminal docket. But thanks to propaganda, he is hailed as presidential.

— Read on www.zerohedge.com/health/coronavirus-propaganda-mimics-war-propaganda

Protesters in Minneapolis ignore curfew; anger plays out in cities across the nation — BCNN1 – Black Christian News Network

This photo provided by the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office shows former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin, who was arrested Friday, May 29, 2020, in the Memorial Day death of George Floyd. Chauvin was charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter after a shocking video of him kneeling for nearly nine minutes on the neck of Floyd, a black man, set off a wave of protests across the country. (Courtesy of Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office via AP)

Thousands of protesters ignored a curfew and vows of a forceful police response to take to the Minneapolis streets for a fourth straight night, as the anger stoked by the police killing of George Floyd spread to more cities across the U.S.

The Pentagon on Saturday ordered the Army to put military police units on alert to head to the city on short notice at military police request, according to three people with direct knowledge of the orders who did not want their names used because they were not authorized to discuss the preparations. The rare step came as the violence spread to other cities: a man shot dead in Detroit, police cars battered in Atlanta and skirmishes with police in New York City.

Criminal charges filed Friday morning against the white officer who held his knee for nearly nine minutes on the neck of Floyd, a black man, did nothing to stem the anger. Derek Chauvin, 44, was charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

Minneapolis police said shots had been fired at law enforcement officers during the protests but no one was injured.

As the night dragged on, fires erupted across the city’s south side, including at a Japanese restaurant, a Wells Fargo bank and an Office Depot. Many burned for hours, with firefighters again delayed in reaching them because areas weren’t secure.

Shortly before midnight, scores of officers on foot and in vehicles moved in to curb the violence, one day after city and state leaders faced blowback for their handling of the crisis. On Thursday, protesters had torched a police station soon after it was abandoned by police and went on to burn or vandalize dozens of businesses.

The new round of unrest came despite Gov. Tim Walz vowing early in the day to show a more forceful response by the state than the one Thursday run by Minneapolis city leaders. But by early Saturday morning, Walz was acknowledging he didn’t have enough manpower, even with some 500 Guard soldiers.

“We do not have the numbers,” Walz said. “We cannot arrest people when we are trying to hold ground.”

Walz said he was moving quickly to mobilize more than 1,000 more Guard members, for a total of 1,700, and was considering the potential offer of federal military police. But he warned that even that might not be enough, saying he expected another difficult night Saturday.

The Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association urged Walz to accept any help.

“You need more resources,” the group said in a tweet. “Law enforcement needs leadership.”

Not all the protests were violent. Downtown, thousands of demonstrators encircled a barricaded police station after the 8 p.m. Friday curfew. “Prosecute the police!” some chanted, and “Say his name: George Floyd!” Some protesters sprayed graffiti on buildings.

Anger filled the streets of Minneapolis.

Ben Hubert, a 26-year-old local resident, said he wasn’t surprised people were breaking curfew and setting fires.

“I’m outraged,” he said of the Floyd case. “But I’m also sad. The injustice has been going on for so long. It’s been swelling for years.”

Chauvin was also was accused of ignoring another officer who expressed concerns about Floyd as he lay handcuffed on the ground, pleading that he could not breathe while Chauvin pressed his knee into his neck for several minutes. Floyd, who was black, had been arrested on suspicion of using a counterfeit bill at a store.

Chauvin, who was fired along with three other officers who were at the scene, faces more than 12 years in prison if convicted of murder.

An attorney for Floyd’s family welcomed the arrest but said he expected a more serious murder charge and wants the other officers arrested, too.

Prosecutor Mike Freeman said more charges were possible, but authorities “felt it appropriate to focus on the most dangerous perpetrator.”

Protests nationwide have been fueled by outrage over Floyd’s death and years of police violence against African Americans. Protesters smashed windows at CNN headquarters in Atlanta, set a police car on fire and struck officers with bottles. Large demonstrations in New York, Houston, Washington, D.C., and dozens of other cities ranged from people peacefully blocking roads to repeated clashes with police.

“You are disgracing our city,” Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms told protesters. “You are disgracing the life of George Floyd and every other person who has been killed in this country.”

Police were trying to put Floyd in a squad car Monday when he stiffened and fell to the ground, saying he was claustrophobic, a criminal complaint said. Chauvin and Officer Tou Thoa arrived and tried several times to get the struggling Floyd into the car.

Chauvin eventually pulled Floyd out of the car, and the handcuffed Floyd went to the ground face down. Officer J.K. Kueng held Floyd’s back and Officer Thomas Lane held his legs while Chauvin put his knee on Floyd’s head and neck area, the complaint said.

When Lane asked if Floyd should be rolled onto his side, Chauvin said, “No, staying put is where we got him.” Lane said he was “worried about excited delirium or whatever.”

An autopsy said the combined effects of being restrained, potential intoxicants in Floyd’s system and his underlying health issues, including heart disease, likely contributed to his death. It revealed nothing to support strangulation as the cause of death.

There were no other details about intoxicants, and toxicology results can take weeks. In the 911 call that drew police, the caller describes the man suspected of paying with counterfeit money as “awfully drunk and he’s not in control of himself.”

After Floyd apparently stopped breathing, Lane again said he wanted to roll Floyd onto his side. Kueng checked for a pulse and said he could not find one, according to the complaint.

Chauvin’s attorney had no comment when reached by The Associated Press.

The prosecutor highlighted the “extraordinary speed” in charging the case four days after Floyd’s death and defended himself against questions about why it did not happen sooner. Freeman said his office needed time to gather evidence, including what he called the “horrible” video recorded by a bystander.

Trump said Friday that he’d spoken to Floyd’s family and “expressed my sorrow.”

He called video of the arrest “just a horrible thing to witness and to watch. It certainly looked like there was no excuse for it.”

Attorney Benjamin Crump, who is representing Floyd’s family, asked to take custody of Floyd’s body for an independent autopsy.

The doctor who will do the autopsy is Michael Baden, former chief medical examiner of New York City, who was hired to do an autopsy for Eric Garner, a black man who died in 2014 after New York police placed him in a chokehold and he pleaded that he could not breathe.

State and federal authorities also are investigating Floyd’s death.

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via Protesters in Minneapolis ignore curfew; anger plays out in cities across the nation — BCNN1 – Black Christian News Network

Leftist Tyranny in Academia Is Forcing Christians and Atheists to Join Forces – American Thinker

Resistance to the modern left often evokes a reflexive pushback — “shut up, listen, comply, or go away.” Professors across the ideological and religious spectra are finding this out the hard way.

Worldview and Apologetics in the News — Truthbomb Apologetics


Conservative Christians Nothing But Power-Worshippers, Claims Tone-Deaf Bestseller

Seven Apologetics Books Every Teen Should Read

Book Excerpt: The Big Bang and the Fine-Tuned Universe

Christian leaders express outrage over George Floyd’s death, call police actions ‘evil’

Planned Parenthood staff admit to selling aborted baby body parts in sworn depositions

Hawk Nelson Members Release Statement following Frontman’s Departure from Christianity

Majority of Americans (Including Some Christians) Reject Moral Absolutes

One of America’s Greatest Scientists Is a Committed Christian: The Urgency and Privilege of Loving God with All Our Mind

Interview: The Amazing Accuracy of Acts

via Worldview and Apologetics in the News — Truthbomb Apologetics

Mask confusion: WHO says healthy should NOT wear them! – WND

In a reversal of its position last month, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention began recommending that everyone were a mask in public amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Now, however, the World Health Organization says healthy people should wear a mask only when caring for someone infected with COVID-19, reports Fox News.

“If you do not have any [respiratory] symptoms such as fever, cough or runny nose, you do not need to wear a mask,” said WHO public health specialist Dr. April Baller in a video on organization’s website. “Masks should only be used by health care workers, caretakers or by people who are sick with symptoms of fever and cough.”

In contrast, the CDC says individuals, regardless of infection, should wear a mask or face covering in public settings to curb the spread of the virus.

“We now know from recent studies that a significant portion of individuals with coronavirus lack symptoms (‘asymptomatic’) and that even those who eventually develop symptoms (‘pre-symptomatic’) can transmit the virus to others before showing symptoms,” the CDC mask guidance says.

“In light of this new evidence, CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.”

But the WHO’s Baller warned masks can give people a “false feeling of protection.”

The CDC originally recommended that masks be worn only by people exhibiting symptoms. Then, citing a new study suggests that wearing masks could cut COVID-19 cases by 80%, it recommended that everybody wear one.

Meanwhile, President Trump announced from the Rose Garden at the White House on Friday afternoon that the U.S. is withdrawing its funding from the WHO, citing its mishandling of the coronavirus pandemic.

Fauci, the top White House infectious disease expert, said in a recent CNN interview that he wears a face mask to serve as a “symbol” of what “you should be doing” amid the coronavirus pandemic.

“I want to protect myself and protect others, and also because I want to make it be a symbol for people to see that that’s the kind of thing you should be doing,” Fauci said.

In March, however, he told Dr. Jon LaPook, chief medical correspondent for CBS News, that, in general, “people should not be walking around with masks.”

LaPook: There’s a lot of confusion among people, and misinformation, surrounding face masks. Can you discuss that?

Fauci: The masks are important for someone who’s infected to prevent them from infecting someone else… Right now in the United States, people should not be walking around with masks.

LaPook: You’re sure of it? Because people are listening really closely to this.

Fauci: There’s no reason to be walking around with a mask. When you’re in the middle of an outbreak, wearing a mask might make people feel a little bit better and it might even block a droplet, but it’s not providing the perfect protection that people think that it is. And, often, there are unintended consequences — people keep fiddling with the mask and they keep touching their face.

LaPook: And can you get some schmutz, sort of staying inside there?

Fauci: Of course, of course. But, when you think masks, you should think of health care providers needing them and people who are ill. The people who, when you look at the films of foreign countries and you see 85% of the people wearing masks — that’s fine, that’s fine. I’m not against it. If you want to do it, that’s fine.

LaPook: But it can lead to a shortage of masks?

Fauci: Exactly, that’s the point. It could lead to a shortage of masks for the people who really need it.

— Read on www.wnd.com/2020/05/mask-confusion-now-says-healthy-not-wear/

Over 9 Million US Families Fear They Can’t Afford Food Next Month: Census Survey | Zero Hedge

Food banks have reported skyrocketing numbers of Americans relying on their services amid pandemic shutdowns…

Authored by Julia Conley via CommonDreams.org,

A poll released by the U.S. Census Bureau this week revealed that at least nine million American households that include children are unsure whether they’ll be able to access enough food in the next four weeks and millions more are experiencing housing insecurity during the coronavirus pandemic.

The bureau’s weekly Household Pulse Survey, taken between May 14 and 19, asked respondents about their loss of employment, food security, overall health, and other issues they are facing during the pandemic.

According to the data, more than nine million households are “not at all confident” that they will be able to afford food in the next month, and more than 18 million are only “somewhat confident” about their food security

The Census also asked respondents whether they had experienced food insecurity prior to March 13, when President Donald Trump declared the pandemic a national emergency and schools across the country shut down.

Just over two million people had “often” not had enough to eat before the pandemic forced state and local economies to shut down, which was followed by little economic relief for families from the federal government.

Since the coronavirus outbreak began spreading across the country in March, food banks have reported skyrocketing numbers of Americans relying on their services, including many who had never before needed assistance accessing food.

With 74% of U.S. families living paycheck-to-paycheck — including one in four households that earn at least $150,000 per year — the pandemic and the federal government’s reluctance to offer more than a one-time direct payment of $1,200 to most Americans plunged millions into desperate situations overnight. 

As Common Dreams reported Wednesday, the same Household Pulse Survey revealed that a quarter of respondents weren’t able to pay their rent or mortgage in May or were concerned they wouldn’t be able to pay in June. 

Intercept journalist Rachel Cohen pointed out on social media that the widespread economic uncertainty that’s grown out of the pandemic is having reverberating effects on Americans’ overall well-being. A Census survey taken earlier this month found that a third of Americans are showing signs of clinical anxiety or depression since the pandemic began.

The data released by the Census Bureau in its weekly surveys has intensified calls for government intervention to ensure people are not evicted from their homes if they can’t pay their rent due to job loss, to provide Americans with more robust direct payments for the duration of the crisis, and to prioritize making sure people have access to the medical and mental healthcare they need. 

“Now that the government knows how widely people are suffering, the question is what are they going to do about it,” psychiatrist Maria A. Oquendo told the Washington Post on Wednesday.

— Read on www.zerohedge.com/economics/over-9-million-us-families-fear-they-cant-afford-food-next-month-census-survey

33 Examples Of Twitter’s Anti-Conservative Bias | Zero Hedge

Via NewsBusters.org,

President Donald Trump is right that social media companies have been targeting conservatives. Twitter, in particular, has been engaging in a relentless attack on the American political process by censoring conservatives.

Now that has escalated to fact-checking the president nearly five months from a presidential election. 

The Media Research Center released a report in 2018, which found that Twitter led in censoring the right. That hasn’t changed. Project Veritas caught Twitter with hidden camera interviews admitting the process of shadow banning — which means content is hidden from users without the poster ever knowing it. One engineer admitted that accounts were flagged as bots simply by searching for words such as “America” and “God.” Twitter’s rules have been influenced by liberal think tanks like the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center. Since then, Twitter has gotten worse. 

Here are some examples:

What Twitter Has Done to Trump:

  1. Fact-checking Trump’s tweets

A tweet from the president that discussed mail-in ballots was labeled as an “unsubstantiated claim” by Twitter. When Trump tweeted, “There is NO WAY (ZERO!) that Mail-In Ballots will be anything less than substantially fraudulent,” a bright blue sentence was added by the social media platform at the bottom of the tweet. The link said, “Get the facts about mail-in ballots.” The label led to a Twitter Events page, which said, “Trump makes unsubstantiated claim that mail-in ballots will lead to voter fraud.”

The statement continued, “These claims are unsubstantiated, according to CNN, Washington Post and others. Experts say mail-in ballots are very rarely linked to voter fraud.”

“From their bogus ‘fact check’ of @realDonaldTrump to their ‘head of site integrity’ displaying his clear hatred towards Republicans, Twitter’s blatant bias has gone too far,” tweeted Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel. She linked to The New York Times article headlined “Error and Fraud at Issue as Absentee Voting Rises.”

  1. Censorship of pro-Life Team Trump videos

Twitter’s warning and interstitial, or filter, used to keep viewers from unknowingly seeing inappropriate videos was applied to a Trump campaign pro-life promo. Following Trump’s speech at the March for Life, his pro-life campaign video appeared to have been given an erroneous label/restriction by Twitter. The label was removed soon after Twitter admitted the error.

  1. No enforcement of policy for Democrats

The bias against Trump has become so egregious that even The Hill and The Washington Post are calling it out. “According to emails reviewed by The Hill, the Trump campaign flagged new content on Twitter that it said had been deceptively edited,” The Hill’s Jonathan Easly wrote March 16. One video in question was shared by Mike Bloomberg’s former senior adviser Tim O’Brien and featured audio clips of Trump’s words spliced together and taken out of context, set to a rising graph showing “Confirmed Coronavirus Cases in US.” Former Vice President Joe Biden tweeted a video with similar language.

Even The Post‘s video editor for The Fact Checker Meg Kelly wrote that Trump “never says that the virus itself is a hoax, and although the Biden camp included the word ‘their,’ the edit does not make clear to whom or what Trump is referring.”

  1. Labeling simple photos of Trump as “sensitive content

NASCAR star Hailie Deegan posed for a picture with President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump at the Daytona 500 on Feb. 16. After she posted it to Twitter, some of her followers noted that the photo was covered by Twitter’s “sensitive content” filter. Memer and influencer Carpe Donktum (known for his memes that have been retweeted by Trump) tweeted a screenshot of Deegan’s post as it appeared on his feed.

  1. Removing Trump’s Twitter account

President Trump’s personal Twitter account had disappeared in 2017 and was nowhere to be found until it was restored 11 minutes later. The account reappeared without explanation until Twitter’s official electoral and government relations account provided a bizarre explanation that it was “due to human error by a Twitter employee.”

How Twitter Has Treated Other Conservatives:

  1. Preventing a pro-life election ad

Before Twitter banned all political ads, it blocked a campaign ad by Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) for addressing the “sale” of aborted baby parts in the name of research. While she was allowed to tweet the ad, Twitter prohibited her from paying to promote the ad to a larger audience.

In the ad, Rep. Blackburn announced that she was running for U.S. Senate. To appeal to her conservative constituents, she cited her work fighting abortion.

  1. Senator Mitch McConnell’s campaign video

It should come as no surprise that the official campaign Twitter account for Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) was suspended for sharing a video of the violent threats being made against the senator. Multiple people on Twitter were also suspended for sharing that video, including the Daily Wire’s Ryan Saavedra. Twitter eventually overturned this decision but only after numerous complaints.

  1. Candace Owens censored

Conservative commentator Candace Owens had her Twitter account suspended for encouraging Americans to defy stay-at-home rules. A Twitter spokesperson said that Owens’s tweet response to Democrat Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s stay-at-home policies encouraging the citizens of Michigan to “stand up” against Whitmer “violated the platform’s COVID-19 misinformation policy, ‘specifically around heightened-risk health claims,’” reported The Hill. Owens’s tweet encouraged Michiganders to “Open your businesses” and “[g]o to work.”

  1. Trump’s attorney censored

Trump’s attorney Rudy Guiliani’s tweet said, “Hydroxychloroquine has been shown to have a 100% effective rate treating COVID-19. Yet Democrat [Michigan Governor] Gretchen Whitmer is threatening doctors who prescribe it. If Trump is for something- Democrats are against it. They’re okay with people dying if it means opposing Trump.” His tweet was in response to Whitmer, who challenged Trump in a press conference on March 26, 2020.

  1. Turning Point founder Charlie Kirk censored

Turning Point founder Charlie Kirk tweeted a similar sentiment. He said, “Fact: Hydroxychloroquine has been shown to have a 100% effective rate treating COVID-19[.] Yet Democrat Gretchen Whitmer is threatening doctors who prescribe it[.] If Trump is for something—Democrats are against it[.] They’re ok with people dying if it means opposing Trump[.] SICK!”

A Twitter spokesperson confirmed that both Guiliani’s and Kirk’s accounts were temporarily locked for violations of the Twitter rules in reference to COVID-19.

  1. Fox News host Laura Ingraham censored

Fox News host Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) tweeted: “Lenox Hill in New York among many hospitals already using Hydroxychloroquine with very promising results. One patient was described as ‘Lazarus’ who was seriously ill from Covid-19, already released.” After the liberal media demanded the tweet’s removal, a Twitter spokesperson explained that the tweet was removed due to a violation of its new policy regarding tweeting about COVID-19.

  1. Conservative journalist censored

New York Post journalist Jon Levine announced via tweet on the morning of March 8 that “Twitter locked me out of my account last night over some of the Carlos Maza reporting,” before adding that the platform later took back the decision. “A rep for the company tells me that their action against me was ‘an error.’” But then Levine was suspended again almost immediately afterward, for the same tweets made about the former Vox reporter.

  1. Conservative actor and Trump supporter censored

Actor James Woods, noted for his conservative Twitter account, was locked out of Twitter more than once. Most recently he was suspended for sharing a picture of former Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum. Woods had initially tweeted, “Just remember, this could have been Florida’s governor in the midst of the #WuhanCoronaVirus pandemic. Make sure you vote #Republican in November like your life depends on it. Because it does. #Trump2020Landslide.”

  1. Conservative sites locked out

LifeSiteNews has been locked out of Twitter for “violating” its “rules” after tweeting an article about Jonathan “Jessica” Yaniv, a transgender activist who recently complained that gynecologists wouldn’t see Yaniv as a patient, despite having male genitals.

  1. Another site banned for “platform manipulation” violations

The ZeroHedge founder reportedly, under the pseudonym Tyler Durden, asked, “Is This The Man Behind The Global Coronavirus Pandemic?” and theorized about the coronavirus’s true origins. ZeroHedge was then suspended from Twitter. Forbes claimed that a spokesperson from Twitter indicated that “ZeroHedge was removed for violating its platform manipulation policy, which the social media giant describes as ‘using Twitter to engage in bulk, aggressive or deceptive activity that misleads others and/or disrupts their experience.’” However, The Daily Mail cited a resurfaced research paper from the South China University of Technology, which may lend some credence to ZeroHedge’s initial reporting.

ZeroHedge founder “Durden” said that he was suspended from Twitter after Buzzfeed claimed that his blog had doxed a Chinese scientist whom Durden argues was a “public figure.”

  1. Failure to enforce consistently

Citing instances that “violate our abusive behavior policy,” Twitter Safety announced that “Today, we permanently suspended Alex Jones and InfoWars from Twitter and Periscope.” Not only was it enough to take down those accounts, but also, Twitter threatened to “take action” on “other accounts potentially associated with Alex Jones or InfoWars” if those accounts were “utilized in an attempt to circumvent their ban.”

Meanwhile, comedian Kathy Griffin recently tweeted about assassinating the president, saying, “Syringe with nothing but air inside it would do the trick. F— TRUMP.” Griffin also famously held up a bloody head that resembled Trump. She’s still on the platform.

  1. Criticism of Bernie Sanders is “sensitive content”

A video posted by MRCTV, an arm of the Media Research Center, was censored as “sensitive content” by Twitter on Feb. 24. “You may recall way back in 1961 they invaded Cuba, and everybody was totally convinced that Castro was the worst guy in the world,” said Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), at the beginning of the video. The clip was from an interview in the 1980s where Sanders defended Castro. It was contrasted with a news clip from CBS that showed people in the streets celebrating after Fidel Castro died in 2016.

  1. 113 prominent conservatives censored between 2015-2019

Between 2015 and 2019, there have been at least 113 different cases of conservative, pro-Trump or anti-establishment figures on Twitter being punished for expressing their views, many of them well-known in their fields. Notable people have been suspended, banned, blocked from advertising, shadowbanned, and censored. While Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey testified in Congress in September that “Twitter does not use political ideology to make decisions,” the evidence points in the opposite direction.

How Twitter Defends the Left:

  1. Protecting Joe Biden

A meme, made to look like a fake ad from former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign, showed the candidate smiling with a beam of light coming from his chest. A statement that says, “His brain? No. His heart,” sits to the left of the person. Trump’s director of communications Tim Murtaugh allegedly tweeted the image, saying, “Is this fake? Can’t trust Twitter, but this would seem to be the Biden campaign leaning in on the fact that ol’ Joe has lost his fastball.”

Murtaugh’s tweet was removed, said tech magazine The Verge. At least 20 other accounts were allegedly suspended or had tweets allegedly removed, including actress and congressional candidate Mindy Robinson.

  1. Promoting liberal values

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has been consistent in his left-wing political positions. “Dorsey, the billionaire CEO of Twitter and mobile-payment company Square, is giving $5 million to Humanity Forward” in order to “build the case for a universal basic income [UBI],” Rolling Stone reported.

Dorsey appeared on the May 21 episode of former presidential candidate Andrew Yang’s “Yang Speaks” podcast where he explained the idea of UBI is “long overdue” and that now “the only way we can change policy is by experimenting and showing case studies of why this works.”

  1. Protecting Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

An account that parodied Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) was suspended on May 6. The user, named Alexandria Ocasio Cortez Press Release, was “permanently suspended” because it was too similar to the congressional representative’s account. According to the Washington Examiner, the man running the account, Michael Morrison, received an email explaining his permanent suspension and ominously saying, “This account will not be reinstated.” Dorsey has expressed his support for the young Democratic Socialist in Congress previously.

  1. Working with Planned Parenthood

David Daleiden, the undercover journalist for the Center for Medical Progress, reported that the organization had 19 tweets blocked on Twitter, at the advice of Planned Parenthood. The tweets that were blocked reported on the public testimony of Planned Parenthood in court proceedings. Planned Parenthood’s attorneys told Twitter that the Center was live-streaming the hearing. Twitter reinstated the tweets after the appeal explained that Planned Parenthood had falsely described the tweets as a “live-stream.”

  1. Preventing discussion about transgender ideology

Twitter made it a rule that “misgendering or deadnaming of transgender individuals” was prohibited on its platform in 2018. Several people, including journalist Meghan Murphy, were banned, suspended, or blocked from the platform for statements like “Women aren’t men.” Dr. Ray Blanchard, who helped write the official psychological position on transgender identity, was temporarily blocked on May 12 for voicing his professional beliefs.

  1. Protecting former Rep. Katie Hill

The Daily Mail took a story that Red State’s Jennifer Van Laar first broke about Rep. Katie Hill (D-CA) and ran it with a link in the story that led to graphic images of the politician with one of her staffers. Twitter then allegedly blocked the Daily Mail’s story, claiming, according to the Daily Wire’s Ryan Saavedra, that “this link may be unsafe.”

  1. Protecting liberal journalists from “Learn to code”

New York Post reporter Jon Levine alleged that some users were banned from Twitter for mocking recently laid-off journalists from liberal outlets Buzzfeed and HuffPost. Left-wing journalists once told working-class Americans to “learn to code” and adapt to a globalized economy. But now the shoe appears to be on the other foot, as some users tweeted the phrase “learn to code” at journalists who recently lost their jobs. The phrase was a response to journalists who told unemployed coal miners to switch their careers to tech, but journalists didn’t like it when it was used back on them. Some users reported a Twitter claim that users were banned for tweeting this phrase at journalists under the terms of service rules against “targeted harassment,” according to KnowYourMeme.

What Twitter Has Failed to Enforce:

  1. Violence and doxxing from Antifa

Smash Racism DC, a branch of Antifa, attacked Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s house, reportedly threatened his wife, and doxed Carlson and his family on Twitter on November 8.

Twitter did not listen to Fox News’ call for the doxxing tweets to be removed immediately. While the original Twitter posts no longer exist, the National Review’s Jack Crowe managed to document their contents. “Tucker Carlson has been spewing nonstop hate and lies about the migrant caravan. He also has close ties to white supremacists,” one tweet said. “Activists protested tonight at Carlson’s Washington DC area home. You can’t hide from those you hurt, Tucker.#KnockKnockTucker”

“Racist scumbag, leave town,” another tweet exclaimed.

  1. Calls for violence against children

A fake news story falsely accused Covington Catholic High School students of harassing a Native American activist. It outraged the internet since the video was later shown to edit out much of the encounter. The story was later corrected by some outlets, but the damage had been done. Twitter did not take down many of the threats or calls for violence against the students.

  1. Chinese propaganda and misinformation

Twitter restrictions based on its COVID-19 rules haven’t been handled in a consistent manner. The Chinese Embassy in France uploaded an absurd, lego-based propaganda video on April 30. The Ambassade de Chine en France’s video “Once Upon a Virus… featured numerous demonstrably untrue myths, acting as if the Chinese communist government and World Health Organization (“WHO”) have both been forthcoming about the nature of the COVID-19 pandemic.

It wasn’t fact-checked or removed.

The video featured a back and forth dialogue between several lego figurines and gave a false chronology of what happened from month to month. A masked lego figurine representing the Chinese regime as a responsible leader amidst the coronavirus appeared to be the foil to the ignorant and irresponsible Statue of Liberty LEGO figurine that represented America. The Statue of Liberty figurine’s flaming torch curiously resembled Trump’s signature hairstyle.

  1. Terrorist recruiter’s video

A video, tweeted out by a pro-Palestine account, depicted a terrorist shooting up an Israeli shopping mall. The cartoon depicted a young man watching a security guard at an Israeli mall. The flag of Israel was perched atop the building. Disguised as a security guard, the young man sits on a bench across from the Israeli mall and waits. He then walks up, kills the security guard with his own club, and runs into the mall, shooting at shoppers. The video then ends with a focus on Arabic script, which in English translates to “The Intifada is continuing.”

  1. Anti-Hong Kong protester propaganda

Pinboard, the social bookmarking website run by developer Maciej Cegłowski, captured ads on Twitter from China Xinhua News which called for “a brake to be put on the blatant violence” in Hong Kong. The Twitter account for Pinboard noted “Xinhua, the agency buying these tweets, has literally referred to the Hong Kong protesters as ‘cockroaches.’”

  1. Noted anti-Semite Rev. Louis Farrakhan

Noted anti-Semite Rev. Louis Farrakhan is still on Twitter and not fact-checked. Reclaim The Net observed that Farrakhan, the controversial leader of the Nation of Islam, was “temporarily kicked off of Twitter.” He was also “temporarily restricted” from Twitter from Jan. 3 up until mid-January, when his account was completely booted. Shortly thereafter, however, his account was reinstated, and a Twitter spokesperson reportedly told Reclaim The Net that “The account was caught by our spam filter in error and has been reinstated.”

  1. China’s accusations against the U.S. go unchecked

Twitter allegedly censored ZeroHedge for theorizing about the origin of the coronavirus, citing Twitter’s Platform Manipulation policy, but since allowed what Buzzfeed called Conspiracy Theories That The Coronavirus Didn’t Originate In China” to remain online. Spokesperson & Deputy Director General, Information Department, Foreign Ministry of China Lijian Zhao tweeted a piece headlined “COVID-19: Further Evidence that the Virus Originated in the US” at 9:02 p.m. on March 12. Later that day he speculated, “It might be US army who brought the epidemic to Wuhan.”

Twitter’s Investment in Leftist Ideology:

  1. Twitter partners with academics who called RNC speeches “hate”

Twitter announced it was on a mission to rid its platform of “intolerance” and “incivility.” However, Twitter conveniently chose to partner with “third parties” that were incredibly skewed to the left.

That group included three openly liberal “experts.” Dr. Patricia Rossini tweeted out from her account back in 2016: “summarizing tonight: hate hate hate WALL hate hate hate LGBTQ hate hate hate BAN IMMIGRATION hate hate hate LAW&ORDER #RNCinCLE.” She also praised former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton for an interview she did, saying “I’m stunned by this interview with @HillaryClinton and her very straightforward evaluation of Trump’s presidency.”

— Read on www.zerohedge.com/political/33-examples-twitters-anti-conservative-bias