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American politics has literally turned cr*p, with fights over November's election descending into slinging matches

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As if the rioting and burning of businesses weren't bad enough, now bowel movements are being used as a symbol of protest. It's a perfect metaphor for today's toxic political discourse.

It seems that anytime I look into politics as a topic for an op-ed, I find more and more ridiculous stories each time. Every once in a while, you hear something being described as a s**t job. Unless you're working on sewer lines or septic tanks, you don't expect that to be literal. And yet, it seems as if politics itself has gone down the crapper.

In the state of Maine, police are looking for a suspect who has been taking fecal matter from a dog and stuffing it into the mailboxes of Trump supporters. Whoever this person is (the suspect is described as a middle-aged woman riding a bicycle), they are so angry at Donald Trump that they are willing to pick up dog feces and carry it to someone's mailbox to deposit it. I don't think that anyone would ever call this the mark of someone who is completely sane.

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COVID-19 emails from Nashville mayor's office show numbers SO LOW they had to be kept secret to enforce continued lockdown

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The coronavirus cases on lower Broadway may have been so low that the mayor's office and the Metro Health Department decided to keep it secret.

Emails between the mayor's senior advisor and the health department reveal only a partial picture. But what they reveal is disturbing. The discussion involves the low number of coronavirus cases emerging from bars and restaurants and how to handle that. And most disturbingly, how to keep it from the public.

On June 30th, contact tracing was given a small view of coronavirus clusters. Construction and nursing homes were found to be causing problems with more than a thousand cases traced to each category, but bars and restaurants reported just 22 cases.

Leslie Waller from the health department asks, "This isn't going to be publicly released, right? Just info for Mayor's Office?"

"Correct, not for public consumption," writes senior advisor Benjamin Eagles.

Comment: Red State comments:
We're increasingly noticing that the reason for the lockdowns is less about keeping people safe and more about politics. Nashville's Mayor, John Cooper, is a Democrat, and it is Democrats who are keeping areas under their control in a lockdown, while Republican leaders are lifting restrictions left and right.

With the 2020 election coming up, there are a few issues for the Democrats — issues that make President Donald Trump too powerful to defeat. The main one is the economy, and the Coronavirus was the perfect excuse to keep America's economy from growing, and returning to the powerhouse it was under Trump's leadership.

With no logical answer as to why Democrats want to keep everyone in lockdown despite information telling us that the lockdowns aren't working and were ultimately unnecessary, what we're left with is political positioning.

To be clear, the Democrats have destroyed millions of lives so they could give themselves a foothold in a presidential election. People's jobs have been wiped out, businesses they built closed, and suicide rates have skyrocketed, all so that they had a better chance of beating Donald Trump.

If this is happening in Nashville, what other cities is this happening in?
Tucker delivers a blistering assessment of Cooper's disgraceful behaviour:




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US lockdown forces parents to jump through endless bureaucratic hoops to open 'learning pods' for children at home

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"My daughter can have five friends over for a sleepover without my being fingerprinted and federally background-checked."
Pennsylvania parents thinking of starting a learning pod for their children should prepare to jump through quite a few bureaucratic hoops.

The state Department of Human Services' Office of Child Development and Early Learning announced on August 26 — the day school was set to begin — that families with kids attending public school cannot form a learning pod of six or more unrelated students unless the parents do all of the following:

1. Develop a COVID-19 health and safety plan that aligns with with state and CDC guidelines.

2. Develop an evacuation plan in the event of an emergency.

3. Check with local zoning zoning ordinances in case residential childcare is prohibited.

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Survey on Holocaust knowledge among US Millenials, Gen Z 'worrying'

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CHILD SURVIVORS on the day of their liberation from Auschwitz (Seventh and eighth from left Marta Wise and her sister Eva Slonim)
According to the Claims Conference, the results of the Holocaust Knowledge and Awareness Study showed a "worrying lack of basic Holocaust knowledge" among the respondents.

A survey on Holocaust knowledge among US millennials and Gen Z was released by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany on Wednesday. According to the Claims Conference, the results of the Holocaust Knowledge and Awareness Survey showed a "worrying lack of basic Holocaust knowledge" among the respondents. Some 63% of the sample were unaware that six million Jews were murdered during the Holocaust, and 36% thought that number to be "two million or fewer." At least nine states reported more than 60% of respondents were unaware that six million Jews were killed. Eight states had more than 30% of respondents claim they believed less than two million Jews were killed during the Holocaust.

"We came to realize that, although a number of states already mandate Holocaust education, which is an excellent first step, for the mandates to have a significant effect in classrooms there must be state funding to support the mandates," said Claims Conference Holocaust task force leader Matthew Bronfman. "The Holocaust is a broad topic. Specialized teacher training and a thoughtfully developed curriculum is needed for students to benefit.

Comment: Students should absolutely be taught about and be informed on the Holocaust - as well as many of the other Holocausts that have been perpetrated against innocents by psychopathic leaders and their pathologized citizens over the span of known history.

However horrific, the Holocaust perpetrated against the Jews during WWII, while unique in some ways is, sadly, not a unique 'event' experienced by humanity at large.

It is unfortunate, also, that many Zionists use the great tragedy of the Jewish Holocaust to justify the horrors Israel perpetrates against the Palestinians and other groups in the Middle East. This type of thinking, and the aggression justified by it, is actually a denigration of those who lost their lives and loved ones in the concentration camps and elsewhere.

The true lesson of "never again" is that the evil of genocide should not be perpetrated against any group. But unfortunately, this most important value appears lost on many.


People

Sometimes survival is not about WHAT you know - It's about WHO you know

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Like a lot of frequent travelers, I'd been itching to get back on the road after months of lockdown. A couple of months ago, I drove from the east coast to the west coast and ended up in Mexico, where I rented a condo near some close friends to settle in for the expected second wave of Covid-19.

I'm all about new cultures and new experiences when I travel. As I've written before, traveling has made me a far more adaptable person and I believe has greatly enhanced my resilient mindset. Just like the previous article, this isn't a newsy article filled with deep research or a how-to that will teach you ways to deal with specific threats. It's simply a blog post in which I'm sharing a personal story and philosophy that some folks will find thought-provoking and others will find outlandish. But either way, do share your thoughts in the comments.

I learn a lot by observing others when traveling, and there is one theme that has been consistent throughout the current adventure.

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84% of Canadians think the ICC should investigate Israeli officials for war crimes

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"This demonstrates that Canada's tendency to apply double standards when it comes to Israel is very unpopular with Canadians," IJV's National Coordinator Corey Balsam
A new survey conducted by EKOS Research Associates shows that an overwhelming majority of Canadians would support International Criminal Court (ICC) investigation of Israel.

The poll, which was co-sponsored by Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME), Independent Jewish Voices Canada (IJV), and the United Network for Justice and Peace in Palestine-Israel (UNJPPI), found that 84% of Canadians think the ICC should investigate alleged war crimes committed by Israeli officials. 86% of Canadians do not believe that the human rights record of Israel should be overlooked because the country is an ally of Canada. 82% want Canada's current policy toward Jerusalem to be maintained, with the city being shared rather than it being recognized as Israel's capital exclusively.

Comment: See also:


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Ireland faces months of restrictions including in people's homes, says Taoiseach

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People wearing face masks on Dublin’s Grafton Street.
Reduction of social contacts including in people's homes will be the "key ingredient" across all levels of the Government's mid-term plan because the disease is most prominent in homes, the Taoiseach has said.

Micheál Martin said that keeping schools and third level institutions open will be the Government's top priority, ahead of pubs, aviation and sports.

There would be restrictions across all five proposed levels in the proposals for the next six months to be announced on Tuesday, "even in the home because that's where the prevalence of the disease is most dangerous and still alive in too many households".

Mr Martin's comments come as cases of coronavirus rise in Ireland with a particular focus on the capital where the disease is said to be spreading rapidly in households.

Comment: See also:


Syringe

The pharma loaded US soldier - Part 1: Taking inventory of risks

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Since 2001, the modern combatant has endured numerous deployments overseas to Afghanistan and Iraq after a decade of relative peace following the Persian Gulf War in 1990. Across all services, members have engaged in traumatic combat situations with enemy, friendly, and civilian casualties resulting in 13% of veterans diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). [Citations referenced in this article are contained in the full report.]

Military personnel have returned from dangerous deployments to face both public scrutiny about disputed wars and personal struggles with recollections of harrowing ordeals. Military encounter barriers to therapeutic interventions, with a priority given to drug therapy. US military members are routinely taking up to 19 prescription medications to enhance performance and reduce stress. The collateral damage is that, when current active duty, reserve members, and the National Guard are included, 20 veterans die by suicide every day in the US.

Suicide Stats

The 2018 Department of Defense Suicide Report (DoDSER 2018) details 325 active duty suicides with an additional 1,375 suicide attempts by 1,219 unique individuals. The reserve component reported 81 suicides and the National Guard reported 135 suicides. The 2019 National Veterans Suicide Prevention Annual Report summarizes 6,139 veteran suicides in 2019. Veteran suicides have been increasing annually since 2006. The number of veteran suicides has exceeded 6,000 annually from 2008 to 2017. Military members and veterans have a higher risk of suicide than their civilian counterparts. Veterans ages 18-34 having the highest suicide rate among all military subgroups with an increase of 76% from 2005 to 2017.

Comment: And that's not the only way these soldiers are being betrayed by Big Pharma and the top brass of the military:


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Harvard goes full police state, asks for photos and video of social distancing violations

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Accused students judged under undefined evidence standard

Unlike in prison, you're unlikely to get seriously ill with COVID-19 at Harvard University. But like in prison, private eyes are watching your every move.

The Ivy League university not only coerced students into giving up their freedom of association pledging an oath not to violate social distancing rules in order to live on campus, but it's encouraging rat finks to provide evidence of their peers behaving like ordinary college kids.

Harvard created a new online "form for reporting social distancing violations" that includes "space for photos and videos," The Harvard Crimson reports. It basically sounds like a police report, asking the rat fink to provide full details of the incident. (Allegedly they won't be able to file anonymously. Let's see if Harvard keeps it that way.)

Once the newly created Star Chamber "Community Council" receives a report from a rat fink, the "perpetrator" may get an "oral warning" for low-level offenses (undefined) or a formal review for more serious acts of hanging out with people.


Comment: Another absurd and soul-crushing policy enacted by a so-called institute of "higher learning" in the US. The list goes on and on, and hopefully many more young people will become wise to the ideological, authoritarian and political agendas now at play in all too many colleges and universities in the US:


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Baltimore murder suspects protected by sanctuary laws

Gabriela Alejandra Gonzalez Ardon

A photo of Gabriela Alejandra Gonzalez Ardon provided by the Nassau County Police Department
Two undocumented immigrants suspected in the gang slaying of a 16-year-old girl in Baltimore were released because of sanctuary city policies, despite requests from federal immigration officials, officials said Tuesday.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) said it lodged three immigration detainers on three men charged in the May 29 death of Gabriela Ardon. Five people are charged in the killing -- three of whom were living in the United States illegally.

"In this case, two of the suspects arrested had previously been encountered by ICE, but due to state and local policies that put politics above public safety, they were released to the street," said Acting Baltimore Field Office Director Francisco Madrigal. "This is the worst-case scenario when detainers are not honored."