Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Armies of Deliverance

A Review of Armies of Deliverance: A New History of the Civil War (Oxford University Press, 2019) by Elizabeth R. Varon.

Yankee arrogance may be the most dangerous malady on the planet. “Communist engineering” is deadly, to be sure. Before Wuhan, there was Chernobyl, Sverdlovsk, and the Great Leap Forward. But whereas communism has a shelf life, Yankee arrogance never dies. Yankees grow stronger by the decade, more convinced of their superiority with every catastrophe they inflict on the world they’re “saving”.

Dr. Fauci Backed Controversial Wuhan Lab with Millions of U.S. Dollars for Risky Coronavirus Research

Via Elana McClure 

 Fauci Trump corornavirus covid-19 pandemic research NIH

 Dr. Anthony Fauci is an adviser to President Donald Trump and something of an American folk hero for his steady, calm leadership during the pandemic crisis. At least one poll shows that Americans trust Fauci more than Trump on the coronavirus pandemic—and few scientists are portrayed on TV by Brad Pitt.

But just last year, the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, the organization led by Dr. Fauci, funded scientists at the Wuhan Institute of Virology and other institutions for work on gain-of-function research on bat coronaviruses.

In 2019, with the backing of NIAID, the National Institutes of Health committed $3.7 million over six years for research that included some gain-of-function work. The program followed another $3.7 million, 5-year project for collecting and studying bat coronaviruses, which ended in 2019, bringing the total to $7.4 million.

More @ Newsweek

Thuan Pham, who fled Vietnam as a child and became Uber's CTO in 2013, is leaving the company

Via Lê Bá Dzũng

 His is an American success story. At age 12, Pham escaped Vietnam with his mother and brother in a fishing boat that was reportedly carrying dozens of other refugees. After first spending 10 months at camp in Indonesia that he has described as having no sanitation and offering only a tarp over their heads, his family later arrived in Maryland and Pham, an excellent student, wound up studying at MIT.
Thuan Pham, hired as Uber’s chief technology officer by former CEO Travis Kalanick back in 2013, is leaving the company in three weeks, the ride-share giant revealed today in an SEC filing that came out just as The Information reported that massive layoffs at Uber are being proposed to preserve some of the company's dwindling capital reserves.

The outlet suggests the discussed cuts could impact upwards of 20 percent of Uber's 27,000 employees, roughly 800 of whom could theoretically come from Pham's engineering team, which currently comprises 3,800 people.

Said an Uber spokesman to The Information's Amir Efrati: "As you would expect, the company is looking at every possible scenario to ensure we get to the other side of this crisis in a stronger position than ever."

More @Yahoo

This Guy Hiked From Mexico To Canada And Filmed One Second Each Day. Here's What He Saw In 3 Minutes.

Via Daughter Christine

Wake County Business Owner Arrested for Defying Shutdown Order

Via Kyra Moore


An owner of a tattoo parlor in Wake County is facing economic ruin, worried he’ll lose his home and struggle to provide for his three children, because the pandemic panic shutdown orders have literally barred him from making a living. Matthew ‘Jax’ Myers thinks the shutdown orders are a violation of his constitutional rights and, left with few options to make ends meet, he did the unthinkable. Myers opened his legitimate business to the public once more.

Except the act of defiance only lasted about 10 minutes; he was cuffed and arrested just after turning on the ‘Open’ sign.

From Durham Herald-Sun (emphasis added):

MEDIA LIED, PEOPLE DIED: Italian Study Finds INCREDIBLE Prophylaxis Results for Patients on Hydroxychloroquine

Via Billy


How many Americans died because the liberal media lied about hydroxychloroquine?
The media has been on a jihad against the drug since President Trump first announced its amazing ability to treat coronavirus patients.

Last week the liberal media went as far as to report on a shoddy UVA study that founds no benefit from the drug.

Dr. Stephen Smith told “The Ingraham Angle” Monday night that a study published last week indicating the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine showed no benefit for coronavirus patients in U.S. veterans hospitals was a “sham.”

Art Robinson, of Robinson Self-Taught Homeschool, for Oregon Senate

Art Robinson for Oregon Senate
P.O. Box 1250, Cave Junction, OR
Dear Friend,

Our primary election campaign for the Oregon State Senate is turning out to be one of the most closely watched in Oregon. Our Senate District 2 is a generally safe Republican position, so the winner of the Republican primary nomination will likely be a Senator.

Yet, I am a very unusual candidate. I am an independent conservative and will bring truth to political issues. Career politicians and the lobbyists in our state capital do not. Many of these people do not want me to be a Senator and are working hard to defeat me.

In this primary, we have an advantage because one-fourth of my Senate district is in the Congressional district which we have won in five primary elections by wide margins. And, we have experience as a candidate and as former Chairman of the Oregon Republican Party. 

Consider some of the issues.

The Southern Oregon lumber industry has been all but destroyed to “save the trees.” Yet there is 50% more standing timber than there was in 1950 – and more every year. Fires are worse because our lumber industry, which managed the forests, has been kicked out of the woods and the bureaucrats who replaced them like to let the forests burn “naturally.”

The Oregon legislature is close to passing cap-and-trade, which will raise fuel prices by a new 50 cent tax. The excuse is “human-caused global warming” – a false hypothesis easily disproved by definitive facts. Cap-and-trade is based on lies. I can prove this to the legislature. The voice of a state Senator on this issue will be heard far beyond Oregon and can significantly affect the state and national debate.

Oregon K-12 schools are rated 48 out of 50 – almost last in our nation. Rather than fix obvious problems, the politicians want more money, most of which flows to unionized bureaucrats and special interests instead of the teachers and classrooms. School financial statements prove this. Improvements that I cause in Oregon can spread to other states.

As a Senator, I will bring truth to the legislature, not politics. For the most part, it is not there now. Even conservative legislators debating key issues and are often completely uninformed about the underlying essential truth.

Oregon has no campaign donation limits. This primary election will be close. An increase in the funds we have available right now can make all of the difference.

Please help us if you can!

Donations can be made online at: or if you'd like to mail a contibution it can be sent to Art Robinson for Oregon Senate, PO Box 1250, Cave Junction, Oregon 97523.

Thank you for your consideration.

Art Robinson

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