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Cash4Covid - How hospitals are making money off the coronavirus

cash for covid
Hospitals in the US are getting money for diagnosing Covid19. They get more money if those patients are then put on ventilators. It's time we really started thinking about what that means.

Early on in the launch of the Sars-Cov-2/Covid19 "pandemic", it was revealed by Dr Scott Jensen that hospitals in the US were getting paid bonuses for diagnosing Covid19 in their patients, and then larger bonuses again if those patients were put on ventilators.

We're not fact-checking that. We don't need to. It's already been done.

As soon as his words were aired, the "independent fact checkers" descended upon them in an effort to prove him wrong. They could not. Resorting instead to weasel words and obfuscations.

Snopes found his assertions "plausible", Politifact called it "half true", and FactCheck said it was true, writing:
Recent legislation pays hospitals higher Medicare rates for COVID-19 patients and treatment...
Before adding:
...but there is no evidence of fraudulent reporting."

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Attention

I warned about the COVID and now I feel like a fool

Anthony Fauci
© MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images
Dr. Anthony Fauci (L), director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases speaks next to Response coordinator for White House Coronavirus Task Force Deborah Birx, during a meeting with US President Donald Trump and Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards D-LA in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC on April 29, 2020.
Since the pandemic began, I've been described as a so-called "COVID warrior," which makes some sense. After all, I've defended the shutdowns of large gatherings. I've insisted that it's wise to temporarily close churches and postpone funerals and other ceremonies. I've argued that extreme caution is necessary — that to do anything else would be to blatantly and selfishly ignore the scientific information at our disposal. I've held the opinion that, although it has caused irrevocable harm to the economy and caused millions of people to suffer, business owners who close up shop for fear of spreading contagion are in the right.

Now I feel like a fool.

By no means am I a coronavirus denier — more than 100,000 and counting have died from the COVID. But with conflicting reports about everything from wearing masks to the spread of the virus through surfaces coming out of the World Health Organization and the CDC almost weekly, my head is spinning. Nothing seems to make sense anymore.

For fear of spreading the virus, health experts have consistently recommended shutting down and avoiding public spaces, including schools, playgrounds, public pools, and public transportation. They've also advocated for limiting large gatherings and closing anything that might draw crowds. It's advice that's been repeated for months — to the point that those ignoring it have been reviled and accused of experimenting with "human sacrifice."

Comment: Did social distancing practices help 'flatten the curve'? Most likely not.


Bell

Social control and human dignity

Glenn Loury

Glenn Loury
Barry Latzer's recent piece addresses a fact that has to be part of any meaningful conversation about race and policing: young black men commit a disproportionate amount of the violent crime that persists in this country. That fact surely helps explain why police disproportionately apply force against black men and interact with black men. It also helps explain why our prisons disproportionately house black men. That's a critical point, but I don't think we can stop there. As Glenn Loury, the Merton P. Stoltz Professor of the Social Sciences in Brown University's Economics Department, has argued in a series of lectures on mass incarceration, that approach is rather "thin." It might suggest a viewpoint that denies social responsibility for the method of social control we have adopted, resting complacent with the fact that criminals are guilty of the crimes they committed and deserve their time in the clink. That may be true, but it only goes so far. We should also consider the broader context of how we as a society have chosen to deal, or perhaps not deal, with the persistence of crime in poor black communities.

Attention

Wisconsin Senator Tim Carpenter collapses after being 'punched' & 'kicked' in the head at protests

Sen. Tim Carpenter
© Twitter
Tim Carpenter collapsed on the ground at a protest in Madison, Wisconsin.
Wisconsin State Senator Tim Carpenter has posted video of the moments before he was "punched and kicked in the head" at June 23 protests in Madison, Wisconsin. A local journalist said he called an ambulance when Carpenter collapsed shortly after.

The senator said he is currently locked in his office at the State Capitol in Madison after he was attacked by "8-10 people."

In the video the senator posted, several people run towards the cameraman and appear to knock the camera down before the footage cuts out.

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Far left brands - Pepsi, HP, Doritos, Paypal, Adobe, BMW - pull ads from Facebook until they ban conservative voices and President Trump's posts

companies facebook boycott
Several far left companies and brands including: Pepsi, HP, Doritos, Paypal, Adobe and BMW, pulled their ads from Facebook until they ban posts from US President Donald Trump.

The companies are only concerned about banning conservative voices.

You can bet that radical leftists and violent anarchists who are burning cities and destroying statues are safe with these companies.

Comment: BBC reports brands The North Face, Patagonia and Rei have also joined in the campaign, while USA Today reports Eddie Bauer, Ben & Jerry's, Mozilla and Upwork in addition to about 100 smaller companies are said to be committed.

The idea that this is anything but corporate virtue signaling is laughable. People should be very wary that their 'revolution' is so heavily corporately sponsored. They should also ask themselves seriously if they want to support brands that are so intent on removing our rights and freedoms.

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Extinguisher

As they disband CHOP, its leaders insist their anarchy that enabled rape and murder was successful

CHOP CHAZ seattle
© ABC News/YouTube
"CHOP," Seattle's lawless Capitol Hill Occupied Protest, is no longer occupied.

The "Solidarity Committee" of CHOP, the six-block cop-free area previously named CHAZ for Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone, addressed their "Comrades in the struggle" on Twitter Wednesday to break the news: "The CHOP project is now concluded."
An important message from #CHOP #CHOPSeattle. Please amplify. Thank you for your support over the last two weeks. #ChopWasASuccess #CHOPcomms #CHOPCHAZ ☂️☂️☂️ #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/7e5ISrWvX6

— Capitol Hill Occupied Protest (Official Account) (@CHOPOfficialSEA) June 24, 2020

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Fire

Black Lives Matter leader states if US 'doesn't give us what we want, then we will burn down this system'

Hawk Newsome BLM
Greater New York Black Lives Matter president Hawk Newsome joined "The Story" Wednesday to discuss the direction of the movement in the wake of George Floyd's death in police custody and the subsequent demonstrations across the country, many of which have sparked destruction and violence.

"You ... have said that violence is sometimes necessary in these situations," host Martha MacCallum told Newsome. "What exactly is it that you hope to achieve through violence?"

"Wow, it's interesting that you would pose that question like that," Newsome responded, "because this country is built upon violence. What was the American Revolution, what's our diplomacy across the globe?

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Fire

Massive explosion rocks gas storage facility near military & research site outside Tehran

Tehran explosion
© IRGC
A major explosion outside Tehran has triggered speculations of an attack against an army base or a research site, but the Iranian military says it was an incident at a gas storage facility.

The blast did not take place at a military site, a defense ministry spokesman, Davoud Abdi, told state TV late Thursday night, adding that the blaze was quickly taken under control and that there were no casualties.


Newspaper

Bronx precinct commander quits, citing 'no guidance' on recent reforms

NYPD Deputy Inspector Richard Brea

NYPD Deputy Inspector Richard Brea
A Bronx NYPD precinct commander is quitting in protest of how the department is handling police reform, The Post has learned.

Deputy Inspector Richard Brea is throwing in the towel after nearly three decades because he says his bosses are not giving him enough guidance on how to get guns and drugs off the street now that the department has disbanded and reassigned its anti-crime unit, according to people familiar with the matter.

Guardian Angels leader Curtis Sliwa confirmed Brea's retirement to The Post Thursday after speaking with the inspector, who leads the Bronx's 46th Precinct.

Comment: It looks like Richard Brea's resignation is unrelated to the anti-police protests, but who knows with all the madness going on.

Predictive policing is not like 'Minority Report' - It's worse


Hardhat

Columbus statue removed hours after conflict erupts as crowd gathers at site

New Haven Columbus statue protests
© Peter Hvizdak / Hearst Connecticut Media
A skirmish between people of opposing viewpoints on the Columbus statue in New Haven.
The Christopher Columbus statue that overlooked Chapel Street from Wooster Square Park for nearly 130 years stood on its perch for the last time Wednesday.

But while cheers met the statue's removal, it didn't come down without a fight.

After word got out that the city planned to remove the statue Wednesday morning, a group of several dozen people came out to defend it and had formed a crowd of 40 to 50 people by about 6 a.m., according to police Capt. Anthony Duff.

Warning: The videos posted here include graphic language.

Comment: All this tilting at the windmill of racism, while a real cause for concern is getting ignored.