Monday, April 27, 2020

Worldwide Pushback: Hong Kong & Italy

 HONG KONG, CHINA - SEPTEMBER 12: Protesters sing songs and shout slogans after gathering at the IFC Mall on September 12, 2019 in Hong Kong, China. Pro-democracy protesters have continued demonstrations across Hong Kong despite the withdrawal of a controversial extradition bill as demonstrators call for the city's Chief Executive …

Italys Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte gestures as he speaks during a confidence debate at the Senate in Rome on June 5, 2018.

Nolte: My North Carolina Lockdown’s Been Extended for No Valid Reason

 1Lt. Robert Logan Sugar Valley Composite Squadron - Civil Air Patrol takes inventory of supplies during COVID-19 Emergency Relief 2020 in western North Carolina, April 8, 2020. The North Carolina National Guard has been working with the State Emergency response partners on COVID-19 response since March 2020, while over 300 …
I’m sorry, but this is utter nonsense. If anything, as soon as it became clear our local health system would not be forced into triage, things should have started reopening. But instead, we’re extending this madness…
One more week for countless small businesses to die. One more week of people living with unbearable toothaches. One more week of my wife being half-blinded by cataracts. One more week of record unemployment… And for what?
Gov. Roy Cooper (D-NC) just extended North Carolina’s statewide stay-at-home-order to May 8 — and has done so for no valid reason I can think of.

As of the end of April, we will have been in total lockdown for a full month, and now we face another week of this, and nothing about it makes sense.

Throughout our entire state, there have been only 8,830 confirmed coronavirus cases, 305 deaths, and, as of now, our state’s hospitals must look awfully barren with only 451 people hospitalized for the coronavirus and all elective procedures and surgeries canceled.

Our worst hot spot is Mecklenberg County, home of Charlotte, but that urban area saw only 1,482 cases and 41 deaths.

So with these numbers, what is the point of continuing the lockdowns?

Isn’t the whole point of the lockdown to ensure our health care system doesn’t crash? So where in North Carolina is there any fear of the health system crashing — I mean, other than from bankruptcy, because the hospitals are all empty due to the outlawing of elective procedures?

Okay, maybe Charlotte and Raleigh and some other cities are a concern. Fine, extend their lockdowns… But why my county?

More @ Breitbart

Vietnam Business Operations and the Coronavirus: Updates April 27, 2020

 Vietnam Coronavirus - The Business Perspective - Vietnam Briefing News

This article will be updated as further developments in Vietnam become available. 

Latest Updates

As of April 27, Vietnam’s Ministry of Health confirmed a total of 270 cases of COVID-19. However, 225 of the affected patients have recovered and been discharged from hospitals.

Vietnam’s Prime Minister issued Directive No. 19 on measures to cope with COVID-19 on April 25. The measures include the washing of hands, and wearing masks while banning religious gatherings, festivals, and sporting events. In addition, bars, pubs, beauty salons, and karaoke bars will continue to remain closed until further notice.

Vietnam’s locally made test kit for COVID-19 has been approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) after enduring five rounds of testing and quality assessments.

Vietnam ended the social isolation guidelines at the end of April 22, though restrictions will continue in some high-risk areas. While the social isolation guidelines in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City have also been lifted, some restrictions continue to remain for bars, clubs, spas, theaters, sports centers, and others while the gathering of more than 20 people is prohibited. Restaurants and eateries that operate must comply with strict guidelines from local authorities.
                                                        More @ Vietnam Briefing


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A Community of Patriots

The citizen-led movement against overreaching COVID-19 lockdowns has been met with derision in the media, scorn from governors, and censorship from big tech. was founded to address this dismissive response by giving the American grassroots a place to organize their communities and connect with existing re-open groups.

At, concerned citizens can sign the petition urging our national, state, and local leaders to re-open the states and connect with like-minded patriots. We encourage all Americans to follow the CDC guidelines on social distancing, but we do not support government dictates that limit the constitutional rights that have made this country great.

WWI Pistols

a photo showing the handguns of world war I

Originally designed as a weapon to be used by cavalry, the pistol became the principal weapon for an assortment of personnel during World War One. While standard issue to officers on both sides of the war, militaries around the world issued the pistol to tank crews, military police, and airmen.

Pistols were the only weapons that were practical in tight spaces. The confined environments of both armored vehicles and aircraft made the use of rifles all but impossible for tank operators and airmen.
When the war started in 1914, three types of pistols were in use: revolvers, clip-loaded automatics, and the blowback models in which a propellant gas force the bolt back after firing, causing the gun to reload.

Historically, armies typically manufactured their own standard issue pistols using contractors. 

However, material and manufacturing shortages dictated militaries would have to put other models to use on the battlefield.

Here are just some of those pistols that filled a need during the Great War:

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Raleigh Rally Tomorrow at 11 AM 16 W Jones St, Raleigh, NC

 Carteret County opens maintained beach access points | 103.3 WAKG
Tomorrow at 11 AM
16 W Jones St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1030, United States
Created for ReOpen Carteret County

Attorney General Bill Barr Issues DOJ Memo: “The Constitution is Not Suspended in Times of Crisis”…

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The U.S. Department of Justice, Attorney General Bill Barr, has issued a memo (pdf here) citing a needed balance between COVID-19 mitigation efforts and U.S. civil rights under the constitution.  Notably AG Barr identifies both “religious freedom”, and “undue interference with the national economy” within his memo.
[…] “Many policies that would be unthinkable in regular times have become commonplace in recent weeks, and we do not want to unduly interfere with the important efforts of state and local officials to protect the public. But the Constitution is not suspended in times of crisis. We must therefore be vigilant to ensure its protections are preserved, at the same time that the public is protected” (citation)

Shad Sullivan From Head Waters of Bitter Creek, Archer County, North Texas & Rep.Thomas Massie: Shutdown Forcing Farmers to Euthanize Millions of Animals, Food Shortages Incoming

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Rep.Thomas Massie: Shutdown Forcing Farmers to Euthanize Millions of Animals, Food Shortages Incoming

The Resistance Grows!

 Sandy San Clemente Skatepark Unburied By Rebellious Crew | San ...

Henry David Thoreau writes “Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.”

As if channeling the spirit of the man who wrote the book on civil disobedience, corona disobedience is on the rise.

Idaho Parents Are Still Taking Their Kids To Parks

Sara Brady, a mother at a local park, wasn’t interested in being pushed around over an illegal and illogical order. Local police trying to control the situation arrested her in a Meridian, Idaho park.

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Dr. Deborah Birx: Social Distancing to Remain “Throughout Summer”

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Good luck on that.
These doctors and their flawed models are going to destroy this country if they are not stopped.
White House coronavirus response coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx said on Sunday that the current social distancing laws will remain “throughout summer.”

U.S. v Vietnam Handling of Virus

Comment by Reborn on CVR = "Case Velocity Rate." 6 weeks into the shutd...

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I don't know. We have 50,000 and Vietnam:
Vietnam is a classic example. It began lifting lockdown restrictions last week after claiming it had not suffered a single coronavirus death. Despite sharing a huge border with China and having a population of 95 million, Vietnam acted quickly to enforce a strict lockdown followed by a swift return to normal. Cafes and shops in Hanoi began reopening last week and everyone is smiling. There were 268 infections in total—not bad for a population of 95 million—but not one of these infections led to death. (“‘Zero Deaths’ Vietnam eases lockdown”, Daily Mail, April 24, 2020, p. 10. See also here).

22 SAS and the Benelli M4 Shotgun


By the fall of 2018, the Islamic State was bled white. President Trump had taken the gloves off, and a coalition of nations was killing ISIS operatives wherever they could be found. At its apogee, ISIS controlled broad swaths of territory stretching from Libya to Syria and across Iraq. By the end of 2017 ISIS had lost most of its territorial gains but, like a hydra, still fomented mischief through myriad small decentralized terror cells.
 If ever there was a mob that just needed killing it was this twisted hive of reprobates.
One cell in Baghdad stood ready to once again take the fight to the infidels. Headquartered in a residential area, this group of maniacal ISIS fighters was constructing suicide vests and planned to bomb several sites simultaneously. Unbeknownst to them, however, the neighbors were watching.

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Study: Historic Drop in U.S. Reading and Math Scores Since Common Core ‘Debacle’

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A study released Monday by the Boston-based Pioneer Institute reveals a historic drop in national reading and math scores among U.S. students since the adoption of the Common Core Curriculum Standards a decade ago.

“Nearly a decade after states adopted Common Core, the empirical evidence makes it clear that these national standards have yielded underwhelming results for students,” said Pioneer executive director Jim Stergios in a statement. “The proponents of this expensive, legally questionable policy initiative have much to answer for.”

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Uncovered Video Reveals Stacey Abrams Plotting Racist Use of Re-Districting to Stop ‘White’ People From Governing

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NYT’s Friedman: ‘Depths of Despair’ by Crushing the Economy Will Kill More People Than Coronavirus Itself

Monday on CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman discussed his recent column, entitled, “We Need Herd Immunity From Trump and the Coronavirus.”

As states and local governments weigh when to reopen the economy after a lengthy quarantine around the United States, Friedman urged the importance of finding a balance in saving lives and saving livelihoods because he believes a poor economy will “kill so many more people than the virus itself.”

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Forbidden History: The Redeemer State Governments and the End of Reconstruction

Wade Hampton (1818-1902) Confederate Lieutenant General and cavalry officer, Governor of South Carolina 1876-1879 U.S. Senator 1879-1891.

In 1867, because unscrupulous members of the Union League and Freedmen’s Bureau were reported to have been inciting newly freed slaves to use violence, former Confederate Lieutenant General John Brown Gordon told a group of blacks:

“He who teaches you to regard our interest as conflicting, is not a friend to your race. Our interests are identical. If the white man is oppressed, his colored neighbor must suffer with him. They are embarked together; the one cannot swim if the other sinks.”

The following from a Union League Catechism outlines the divisive political nature of that organization and Radical Republican objectives:
Q: With what party should the colored man vote?
A: The Union Republican Party
Q: What is the difference between Radicals and Republicans?
A: There is none
Q: Would the Democrats take away all the Negro’s rights?
A: They would.
Q: The colored men then should vote with the Republican or Radical Party?
A: They should and shun the Democratic Party as they would the overseer’s lash and the auction block.

“It Was a Total Fraud – A Set Up” – General Flynn Will be “Completely Exonerated” This Week: Maria Bartiromo

Maria Bartiromo Breaks Silence, Says Michael Flynn Will Be ... 

“Sunday Morning Futures” host Maria Bartiromo reported Sunday evening that according to her sources, General Flynn will be “completely exonerated this week.”
“Breaking News: sources tell me General Flynn will be completely exonerated this week. It was a total fraud. A Set up. More tomorrow,” Maria Bartiromo said in a tweet Sunday night.

TRAGIC: 85% of Living Donor Transplants Are Not Taking Place Today Due to Fauci’s Lockdown Rules (VIDEO)

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Former Chief of Neuroradiology at Stanford University Medical Center Dr. Scott Atlas appeared on FOX News’ The Next Revolution with Steve Hilton on Sunday night to discuss his popular column on the coronavirus titled, ‘Science says: It’s time to start easing the lockdowns’ in the New York Post.

Dr. Atlas argued that multiple recent studies from Iceland, Germany, USC, Stanford and New York City all suggest that the fatality rate if infected is likely far lower than early estimates, perhaps under 0.1 to 0.4 percent, i.e., 10 to 40 times lower than estimates that motivated extreme isolation by Dr. Fauci and Dr. Birx.

NC Backyard Rebellion & NC Independence Day

Via Jessica


Who'd have thought that a simple backyard BBQ would become an act of civil disobedience, yet, here we are!
Saturday May 2nd, lets all send a message to Gov. Cooper that NC Citizens will not be ruled over, we are free people and we do not need permission to live our lives!
A backyard BBQ doesn't seem like much but it is a start. If people all over our State will commit to hosting or attending a gathering in their own areas, we can send a clear message to #KingCooper and we all get to have some fun while doing it!
How to participate?
1. Plan a backyard BBQ for Saturday (or any type of gathering)
2. Invite at least 11 of your friends or family or even your community
3. Share pictures/videos of your gathering to Coopers Social Media Sites using the hashtags #KingCooper #NCBackYardRebellion
4. Share your pictures in this group
Remember - "When Tyranny Becomes Law, Rebellion Becomes Duty"