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Woke Tech goes full Biden as Expensify warns 10 million customers that a vote for Trump may mean 'CIVIL WAR'

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Expensify CEO David Barrett • US President Donald Trump
The expense report processor Expensify is doing its best to scare its 10 million customers into voting for Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden, saying anything less is "a vote against democracy" and may lead to "civil war."

David Barrett, CEO of the San Francisco-based company, said in an email blasted out to all of Expensify's customers on Thursday that the US is "facing an unprecedented attack on the foundations of democracy itself." Anyone who votes for President Donald Trump, votes for a third-party candidate, or doesn't cast a ballot is showing that they are "comfortable standing aside and allowing our democracy to be methodically dismantled, in plain sight," he added.

Barrett didn't detail how he thinks Trump is destroying democracy, saying only that he believes the president is trying to suppress votes. As a provider of expense-management software, he said, "Expensify depends on a functioning society and economy. Not many expense reports get filed during a civil war."

Barrett made no effort to reconcile his doomsday views on Trump with the fact that Expensify is able to rank as the world's most widely used and fastest-growing expense-management platform while the current president is in charge.


Democrat ballot harvesting in California backfiring spectacularly

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It is perfectly legal in the State of California for Democrats to send campaign workers and volunteers door-to-door to collect absentee ballots and bring them to the clerk's office to be counted. Democrats have made an art form of ballot harvesting and credit their efforts with flipping 4 House seats in Orange County.

The individual harvesting the ballots doesn't have to identify himself or sign his name on each ballot. Some workers have handed in hundreds of absentee ballots they collected. Republicans were at a distinct disadvantage.

But then the California GOP started their own ballot harvesting efforts. They put absentee ballot drop boxes at gun ranges, churches, and GOP offices.

This was not what the Democrats had in mind at all. They only want to make it easier for Democrats to vote. So the Democratic secretary of state and the Democratic attorney general sent cease-and-desist letters to several local GOP chairmen telling them to stop because the drop boxes weren't "official."

Republicans gleefully told the Democratic officials to go hang.


Are we really seeing a second wave?

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"Facts are stubborn things, but statistics are pliable." There are lots of sayings about statistics, but I think this one by Mark Twain best describes where we are at, regarding hospital figures and Covid-19.

There are three questions that currently need answering when it comes to the Covid debate: firstly, are we experiencing a second wave? Secondly, is the NHS under imminent threat either regionally or nationally from a rise in infections? And thirdly, will government restrictions actually help?

But the misunderstanding and unrepresentative use of admittedly complex data and statistics is rampant, and we are no closer to getting answers to these questions.

When it comes to the existence of a second wave, it is clear that positive case numbers are up. But there is next to no point comparing positive figures on a daily basis, because of delays in reporting, differences in numbers tested each day, and because of the biases introduced by the Test and Trace system - which by definition directs testing towards those most likely to return positive tests.

Bizarro Earth

Eating rats and snakes to survive: The brutal toll of Myanmar's second lockdown

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A volunteer wearing personal protective equipment alongside an ambulance as Yangon residents are transferred to a quarantine centre.
After the first wave of coronavirus hit Myanmar in March, 36-year-old Ma Suu closed her salad stall and pawned her jewellery and gold to buy food to eat.

During the second wave, when the government issued a stay-home order in September for Yangon, Ma Suu shut her stall again and sold her clothes, plates and pots.

With nothing left to sell, her husband, an out of work construction labourer, has resorted to hunting for food in the open drains by the slum where they live on the outskirts of Myanmar's largest city.

"People are eating rats and snakes," Ma Suu said through tears. "Without an income, they need to eat like that to feed their children."

Comment: Isn't it curious that, as much of the planet sees what was left of their economies decimated by unjustified lockdowns, in comes the World Economic Forum with a plan for a global reset: From Lockdown to Police State: The 'Great Reset' Rolls Out

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Yellow Vest

BBC exodus: Britons overwhelm phone lines & website in rush to cancel TV licenses

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FILE PHOTO. Headquarters of the television and radio station BBC
It appears that so many people want to cancel their TV licenses in Britain that the BBC cannot cope with the outflow. However, some critics suggest the broadcaster is deliberately hampering the process.

"We have more calls than usual at the moment, and they are taking longer to answer as we operate in accordance with Covid-19 government guidelines," a spokesman for the BBC told the Express newspaper, when asked why its phone lines were clogged.

The BBC is the primary beneficiary of the British TV licensing scheme. Anyone who wishes to watch or record live television in the UK has to pay a £157.50 ($205) annual fee. And the tens of thousands of people who dodge it face prosecution and fines each year - and may even be sent to prison.

Comment: Note that one may never watch the BBC and yet one will be forced to pay for it if they have a television.

Comment: Any state backed media is likely to be as corrupt (or as reputable) as the government that organizes its funds. And so, as it is, the BBC has proven itself time and again to be as untrustworthy as the government it clearly represents.

These days people have much more choice as to where they can get their information and an increasing number of them are becoming wise to the the depths that the BBC will plunge to deceive the very people that fund it.

UK television household name Richard Madeley recently spoke out against the BBC and its blatantly biased reporting during the lockdowns.

For more on the deplorable state of the BBC, see:


More libtard lunacy: Slate says Mozart & Beethoven should be called by their full names to fight 'sexism and racism', Twitter baffled

Mozart & Beethoven

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Calling famous classical music composers just by their last names can be "harmful" nowadays, according to an article published in US liberal magazine Slate. The piece was instantly mocked online.

Writing for Slate, Chris White, an assistant professor of music theory at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, took issue with how some composers, like Beethoven or Mozart, are often referred to just by their last names, while others are not. In fact, continuing to use such mononyms today could be seen as "outdated and harmful," he argued.

Comment: Slate takes bottom-feeding to a whole new (lower) level.


NHS refused to treat elderly patients during lockdown

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A Sunday Times Insight investigation has revealed the extent to which the elderly were neglected by the NHS during the full lockdown.
As part of a three-month investigation into the Government's handling of the crisis during the lockdown weeks, we have spoken to more than 50 witnesses, including doctors, paramedics, bereaved families, charities, care home workers, politicians and advisers to the government. Our inquiries have unearthed new documents and previously unpublished hospital data. Together, they show what happened while most of the country stayed at home.

There were 59,000 extra deaths in England and Wales compared with previous years during the first six months of the pandemic. This consisted of 26,000 excess fatalities in care homes and another 25,000 in people's own homes.

Surprisingly, only 8,000 of those excess deaths were in hospital, even though 30,000 people died from the virus on the wards. This shows that many deaths that would normally have taken place in hospital had been displaced to people's homes and the care homes.

This huge increase of deaths outside hospitals was a mixture of coronavirus cases - many of whom were never tested - and people who were not given treatment for other conditions that they would have had access to in normal times. Ambulance and admission teams were told to be more selective about who should be taken into hospital, with specific instructions to exclude many elderly people. GPs were asked to identify frail patients who were to be left at home even if they were seriously ill with the virus.

In some regions, care home residents dying of COVID-19 were denied access to hospitals even though their families believed their lives could have been saved.

The sheer scale of the resulting body count that piled up in the nation's homes meant special body retrieval teams had to be formed by police and fire brigade to transfer corpses from houses to mortuaries. Some are said to have run out of body bags.

NHS data obtained by Insight shows that access to potentially life-saving intensive care was not made available to the vast majority of people who died with the virus. Only one in six COVID-19 patients who lost their lives in hospital during the first wave had been given intensive care. This suggests that of the 47,000 people who died of the virus inside and outside hospitals, just an estimated 5,000 - one in nine - received the highest critical care, despite the government claiming that intensive care capacity was never breached.


How to be not-racist: A comprehensive guide

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You have probably recently come up against some ideas calling themselves "anti-racism." Nearly everybody has. Not only will you have encountered them, it's likely that they also will have taken the liberty of essentially telling you whether or not you are racist — and, more likely, why you probably are. One thing you will have noticed about these approaches to "anti-racism" is that they explicitly tell us that there is no such thing as being "not racist" or even "less racist." This is patently absurd, but because these ideas have gathered so much widespread support and adoption in recent months and years, we are now offering this essay as a guide to explain to readers how they can, in fact, be not-racist, which we also argue they should want to be and should be expected to be.

As it stands, this guide is very long. This is because we want to be very thorough and provide the clearest understanding of the relevant issues as possible while giving actionable steps you can take to become not-racist, if needed, and to be confident that you are not racist. Because this guide is so long, it will be broken into two parts. First, immediately following this introduction, a short summary of the major points of the longer essay, and then, following that, a considerable elaboration on each of these points that goes into tremendous detail and offers practical advice.



Potential Bernie bro arrested in North Carolina now accused of planning to assassinate Joe Biden

Joe Biden Bernie Sanders
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Democratic presidential hopefuls Joe Biden (L) and Bernie Sanders (R)
A North Carolina man who was indicted last month on charges of child pornography also had plans to commit a mass shooting during the holidays and assassinate Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.

A federal grand jury indicted 19-year-old Alexander Hillel Treisman, who also used the alias Alexander S. Theiss, in September on charges of knowingly possessing an image that contained child pornography, according to the Daily Beast. When authorities investigated Treisman's electronic devices, they discovered a bounty of disturbing information.

Found among Treisman's social media accounts and devices were images of various firearms he owned, plans to commit a mass shooting on "Christmas or Black Friday," references to child pornography and child-rape, and multiple internet searches about Biden's home.

Along with this information, authorities learned that he had purchased an AR-15 in New Hampshire and travelled to a Wendy's within 4 miles of Biden's home. He had also written a checklist ending with "execute" and under one of his social media accounts he had posted a meme with the caption "should I kill joe biden?"

Evidence gathered seems to suggest Treisman had made tentative plans to leave the country at one point with a doctored Polish passport discovered on his hard drive and emails to a Canadian law firm asking about obtaining Canadian citizenship.

Comment: Contrary to all the liberals salivating over the idea that Treisman was a right-wing radical, this must come as something of a wet blanket:


Police act against thousands protesting Covid curbs in capital including Piers Corbyn

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Thousands of people marched through London on Saturday in protest against coronavirus lockdown measures on October 24, 2020
Armed police officers have dispersed large crowds of anti-lockdown protesters at Trafalgar Square following a march through central London on Saturday, which saw thousands gather against coronavirus restrictions.

Demonstrators called for an end to the 'tyranny' of pandemic restrictions and voiced their opposition to vaccines and paedophilia, playing Michael Jackson's greatest hits via a PA system as they marched.

At least 10 people were led away in handcuffs by officers at Trafalgar Square, and Piers Corbyn, brother of former Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, also attended the protest who once again joined demonstrators after appearing at court charged with flouting coronavirus rules.