Thursday, April 16, 2020

Papadopoulos Reacts to Declassification of Spygate Transcripts: “Durham Knows” Who Sent Clinton Errand Boy to Meet with Me in London

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Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham declassified and released Carter Page FISA documents and transcripts of George Papadopoulos and the FBI spies.
Today, the Committee released three categories of material.
  • Declassified DOJ materials related to the Crossfire Hurricane operation.
  • Timeline of correspondence sent or received by Chairman Graham and Committee activity regarding the FISA abuse investigation.
  • Corrective actions taken by DOJ and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court as a result of the FISA abuse investigation.

Files $5 Million Lawsuit Against New York Times for Libel Over Article Smearing Rep. Steve King

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Anti-immigration website VDARE’s founder Peter Brimelow has filed a $5 million lawsuit againthe New York Times for libel over an article in which they referred to the website founder as an “open white nationalist” in an effort to slime Rep. Steve King.


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The Dramatic Events of April, 1861 and the Beginning of Lincoln’s War: An Annotated Chronology

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Remember that there is now a hostile fleet of seven sail off your harbor, directed by bitter and malignant foes. They have come here proudly scorning and contemning your position. They may attempt to enter, but I say to them this night in defiance, let them come, let them come. If they do, although we may not wrap them in flames, as we have Sumter, we will wrap them in the waves and sink them too deep ever to be reached by pity or mercy.
South Carolina Governor Francis Pickens,
Charleston, April 13, 1861.

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Jeff Sessions: Let Americans Work and Earn — Halt Foreign Worker Visas Now

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks on immigration at the Justice Department September 5, 2017 in Washington, DC. Sessions announced that the Trump Administration is ending the Obama era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which protect those who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children, with a …

When the worst of the pandemic ends, tens of millions of Americans will be out of work. While the fundamentals of the Trump economy are strong, the rebound will take some time. As the economy comes back to life, we must put Americans, not foreign workers, first.

Americans deserve every opportunity to find good-paying jobs, especially in tough times. I am proposing that the federal government end all employment-based immigration until we recover. We must pause new work-based immigration visas until the economy reaches its pre-pandemic unemployment rate of 3.5 percent.

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[Photos] Amble Through Saigon’s Markets and Pagodas in 1965–1966

The photo series was taken by Thomas W. Johnson, a chaplain assistant working at the US 3rd Field Hospital in Saigon in the 1960s.

The building the hospital occupied is now the Southeastern Armed Forces Museum Military Zone 7, located on 247 Hoang Van Thu, Tan Binh District.

The series switches between scenes of people going about in bustling markets, hanging out at the zoo, and visiting pagodas — scenes typical to many photos taken by tourists and American servicemen at the time.

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PATCON XVI June 6, 2020 ********IS ON!

U.S. State Department responded to last week’s collision of a Chinese coast guard ship and a Vietnamese fishing vessel near the disputed Paracel Islands

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‘We’re Saving Lives’: Doctors Say Positioning COVID-19 Patients On Their Stomachs Has Resulted In ‘Remarkable Improvement’

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Nurse Carla Stuermer (3rd L) coaches medical staff how to reposition Covid-19 patients in the intensive care unit of the community hospital in Magdeburg, eastern Germany, on April 16, 2020 during the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Ronny Hartmann / AFP) (Photo by RONNY HARTMANN/AFP via Getty Images)

New York doctors are seeing marked improvements in COVID-19 patients by utilizing one simple technique: flipping them on their stomachs.

Doctors treating coronavirus patients have begun laying them on their stomachs to help them breathe, a technique known as prone positioning, according to CNN. The practice is particularly effective on patients with COVID-19, caused by a virus that attacks the respiratory system, by increasing the amount of oxygen in their blood by more than 10%.

Tucker Carlson Warns Michelle Obama’s Support For ‘Radical’ Mail-In Voting Initiatives ‘Could Destroy American Democracy’

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Fox News host Tucker Carlson blasted Michelle Obama’s support for a “radical expansion” of mail-in voting in November, warning that the extreme measures could destroy American democracy.

Carlson warned that mail-in voting would destroy the public’s faith in election outcomes, and hence, our democracy itself.

"Communist China naval ships bullied Vietnamese fishing vessel in Southeast Asian Sea."

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"There is proof that American image captured 2 Chinese ships that are forcing Vietnamese fishing boat."

The Legend Of The Rebel Soldier

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In a dreary Yankee prison where a rebel soldier lay
By his side there stood a preacher ere his soul should pass away
And he faintly whispered parson, as he clutched him by the hand
Oh parson, tell me quickly, will my soul pass through the Southland?

Will my soul pass through the Southland, through Old Virginia grand?
Will I see the hills of Georgia, and the green fields of Alabam?
Will I see the little churchhouse, where I pledged my heart and hand?
Oh parson, tell me quickly, will my soul pass through the Southland?

Was for loving dear old Dixie, in this dreary cell I lie
Was for loving dear old Dixie, in this Northern State I die
Will you see my little daughter, will you make her understand?
Oh parson, tell me quickly, will my soul pass through the Southland?

Then the Rebel Soldier died.

This is a traditional Confederate song, adapted by an Irish Confederate solider held captive, perhaps at one of the Yankee Slaughter Houses that made Andersonville look like a summer resort.

Please note there isn’t one line about slavery.

The army didn’t fight for hate. They fought for love. And that their banner is shamed, is shame indeed.

New Documentary Slams Vatican Deal with Chinese Communists

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A worshipers waves the flag of China as Pope Francis leaves following the weekly general audience on June 12, 2019 at St. Peter's square in the Vatican. (Photo by Filippo MONTEFORTE / AFP) (Photo credit should read FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images)

A poignant new documentary on the state of Christian persecution in China blasts the Vatican’s 2018 deal with the communist government, saying it has created a “double persecution” for faithful Catholics.

Directed and produced by veteran filmmaker Elisabetta Valgiusti, the founder of Save the Monasteries, the hour-long documentary highlights the absolute control wielded by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) over churches, despite government claims of religious liberty.

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Democrats need to stop holding small-business help hostage & Pelosi Congratulates Senate Democrats For Stalling $250 Billion Small Business Aid Program

 Democrats need to stop holding small-business help hostage

It’s beyond tragic: The loan program to aid small businesses hit by lockdowns is almost out of cash, yet Democrats still refuse to OK new funds unless their unrelated demands are met.

If small-business closures spike, costing countless workers their jobs, Americans shouldn’t forget the Dems’ cynicism.


Pelosi Congratulates Senate Democrats For Stalling $250 Billion Small Business Aid Program

Trump Accuses WHO of Knowing the Dangerous Nature of Coronavirus and Covering It Up + Calls Out New York For Padding their Coronavirus Numbers

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On Wednesday President Trump opened his daily coronavirus press conference attacking Democrats for delaying assistance to American workers and businesses. President Trump then blasted the World Health Organization its coverup and mismanagement of the coronavirus outbreak and its dangers to the international community.


President Trump Calls Out New York For Padding their Coronavirus Numbers with "Presumed" Deaths and Heart Attacks by Coronavirus

NC: A MORE REASONABLE RESPONSE IS NEEDED: "We have never, in nearly 25 years each of practicing medicine, dealt with communicable disease in this way."

Via Rep. Larry G. Pittman

I have been very concerned about how COVID 19 has been handled in my community and our State. Therefore, we wanted to share with you and the NC Legislature what my experiences have been that have alarmed me.

First of all, I would like to introduce my credentials to you. I am a pediatrician of 27 years’ experience. My husband is a Family doctor that has been practicing medicine for 28. He was trained in the military and I in a civilian setting. We both have owned our Clinic which is in Burlington, NC for the past 20 years. We were trained at a time when data and medical knowledge were of utmost importance. Some of the physicians that instructed us and molded us are now legends in medicine. We both take our vocations very seriously. In fact, our profession is a lifelong ministry. Our Clinic has about 5,000 patients that we care for. We have a staff of 15 full time employees plus 4 doctors. We consider ourselves more than just our young patients' doctors. We are physicians and friends of the families as well. I have served on many educational and medical societies, Boards and committees. My husband has as well. We are balanced and try to do our best to have an evenhanded, thoughtful approach to medicine and decision making.

 I began to be concerned about how the Novel Coronavirus was being dealt with when our Alamance Health department offered no updates. We have often experienced epidemics and public health concerns over communicable diseases. We received communications informing us of new cases, the trends and how the disease was being handled from a public health setting. With that information Dave and I could make decisions on how to approach the possibility of the disease affecting our patients. We have only received one fax from our health department four weeks ago regarding the impending COVID -19 pandemic. We have not received any updates on cases, locations, contacts, nor treatment plan. This information would be paramount to slowing the spread of the disease. NC DHHS had a teleconference several weeks ago. Little time nor information was shared about identifying, diagnosing and treating CoronaVirus. Instead most of the time was spent on the importance of telemedicine as a modality to see patients and keep our practices functioning.
We have had 3 patients that we considered suspicious for Corona virus infection. When we requested testing on them, we were unable to do so. On two of them the lab or the institution threw the specimen away as invalid but did not inform us until well after the patient was well. Both families remained under quarantine for 2 weeks but were not informed that their specimens had been discarded. The third patient with chest pain, fever, shortness of breath and a severe cough was sent to the ER. No tests were performed on him and he was sent home.

We received a total of three Coronavirus tests from LabCorp four weeks ago. We asked for more but were refused. We therefore considered that only if our patients did not improve when we treated for other conditions that we would consider a patient suspicious for COVID-19 infection. Since all our patients did well 2-3 days out, we had no need to test, thankfully. We, of course, quarantined. This quarantine was without a real endpoint since we did not have testing to confirm our presumption. This is a great burden to the family since they cannot work nor gather food and supplies during that time.

We have never, in nearly 25 years each of practicing medicine, dealt with communicable disease in this way. We have always been presented data, cases, possible contacts, treatment modalities and a plan of action. Furthermore, we can access the number of cases in a community based on the disease incidence among our patients. We have no cases to report thus far. Our Clinic of 5000 patients and the county population of 169,000 denotes the County incidence to be approximately less than 3% of the population. In fact, today’s count of 73 positive cases yields an incidence of 0.04% in Alamance County of detected cases. This is clearly not a pandemic nor an epidemic infectious disease by any definition. Even if we were to use the more severely COVID stricken County which is Mecklenburg that has 993 identified cases, this yields only 0.09% of the population.

In the past weeks I have seen the incidence of mental health issues, anxiety, poor health, and poor nutrition affect my patients far beyond what the novel Corona Virus has done. The outcome of our management of the disease has and will continue to cause more health issues than the illness itself. Who will be responsible for the ill effects that our patients and community suffers because of this management? What will it cost us in dollars and in lives? I do not have the answer for such a question but present the responsibility and solution to North Carolina legislators and Governor Cooper.
My husband and I ask that we cease to manage the novel Corona Virus in this unscientific and harmful approach as soon as possible. Many of us in the medical community in North Carolina can assist the State Legislators and Governor Cooper to solve the question of containing the spread of COVID while allowing the community to recommence their normal lives once again. We are in contact with several physicians that can offer an evenhanded, knowledgeable, and unemotional approach to this most important task.

We hope that we have appealed to you as leaders, professionals and fellow citizens of the great State of North Carolina and our beautiful United States. Our State motto is Esse Quam Videri. May we live up to this phrase indeed. To BE rather than to SEEM in our freedoms and rights.

Most sincerely,

 Rosemary Stein MD
 David Stein MD
 International Family Clinic
Burlington, NC


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