Enough is enough, President Trump just sent shock waves around the world, by announcing the United States is officially leaving the World Health Organization (WHO). A darling of the United Nations and China especially, their ineptitude over the decades, total mismanagement of the slowing CV pandemic and rejection of the Trump administrations calls for more transparency just culminated in President Trump’s decision.
This formal notification of withdrawal concludes months of threats from the Trump administration to pull the United States out of the WHO, which is affiliated with the United Nations.
This announcement is sure to trigger panic within the WHO’s ranks, particularly given that the United States supplies a significant percentage — more than $400 million — of the group’s operating budget. At one point, members of the WHO previously accused Taiwan of orchestrating an uprising among member nations based on racism — a claim Taiwan quickly and forcefully disputed.
Withdrawal requires a year’s notice, so it will not go into effect until July 6, 2021, raising the possibility the decision could be reversed.
As expected Democratic leaders are already on social media, in front of cameras, and on conference calls to position the administration’s decision to leave the WHO as reckless. The timing of the administration’s decision has drawn intense scrutiny and is likely to spur questions about U.S. involvement in global efforts to develop a coronavirus vaccine.
Sen. Bob Menendez (N.J.), the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee, tweeted that the administration informed Congress of the withdrawal plans.
Congress received notification that POTUS officially withdrew the U.S. from the @WHO in the midst of a pandemic.
To call Trump’s response to COVID chaotic & incoherent doesn't do it justice. This won't protect American lives or interests—it leaves Americans sick & America alone.
“To call Trump’s response to COVID chaotic & incoherent doesn’t do it justice. This won’t protect American lives or interests — it leaves Americans sick & America alone,” the senator tweeted.
This decision is irresponsible, reckless, and utterly incomprehensible. Withdrawing from the @WHO in the midst of the greatest public health crisis of our lifetime is a self-destructive move. More Americans will be hurt by this careless choice. https://t.co/OeSoLikR4f
Regardless of what you think of President Trump, if he says he is going to do something or sets conditions which must be met, then when he repeatedly follow through inaction, those thinking about challenging him should wise up a bit. This decision will be used to energize the Trump base further but provide further ammo for the left pushing a narrative of President Trump’s “incompetence”. If this finalizes in a year, our country will once again have left a globalist monstrosity.
President Donald J. Trump signed an executive order on Thursday directing federal agencies to brand U.S. foreign assistance with a common logo of the president’s choosing so that those who receive it know it was paid for by U.S. taxpayers.
Comments by Mike Pompeo, US Secreatry of State:
On December 10, President Trump signed the Executive Order on Rebranding United States Foreign Assistance, directing departments and agencies to deploy a single U.S. Government logo on all U.S. foreign assistance. The use of a single logo for U.S. foreign assistance will strongly demonstrate the generosity of the American people and is critical to our public diplomacy efforts.
U.S. foreign assistance embodies American values and compassion abroad. As the world’s single most generous nation, the United States has provided nearly $500 billion in U.S. foreign assistance over the last 20 years alone. U.S. foreign assistance has bolstered health systems, saved lives, and fostered strong, stable, and democratic societies while advancing key national and economic security priorities.
With over 20 departments and agencies delivering U.S. foreign assistance, a single logo will replace the many, varied logos currently in use and better and more clearly communicate the generosity of the United States. Consistent U.S. branding will also be an essential tool to counter strategic competitors seeking greater visibility and influence.
Ultimately, using a single logo will unify the U.S. Government effort, foster goodwill with partner countries, and enhance U.S. leadership abroad. The Department of State looks forward to leading the implementation of this important Executive Order, in coordination with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and other departments and agencies.
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 2151 et seq.) (FAA), as amended, and section 301 of title 3, United States Code, it is hereby ordered as follows:
Section 1. Policy. To foster goodwill between the recipients of United States foreign assistance and the American people, and to encourage the governments of nations that are receiving foreign assistance to support the United States, it is essential that recipients of United States foreign assistance be aware of the manifold efforts of American taxpayers to aid them and improve their lives. To further this awareness and to ensure United States foreign assistance supports the foreign policy objectives of the United States and maintains American influence and leadership, such assistance must appropriately and conspicuously be identified as American aid.
Sec. 2. Establishment of Standard Federal Marking Regulations. (a) Within 120 days of the date of this order, the Secretary of State (Secretary), in coordination with the Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (Administrator) and the heads of other executive departments and agencies (agencies), as appropriate, shall initiate notice-and-comment rulemaking to brand and mark all United States foreign assistance provided under the FAA or any other law, including all assistance provided under humanitarian assistance or disaster relief programs, appropriately as “American aid,” consistent with section 641 of the FAA (22 U.S.C. 2401). Such rulemaking to establish Federal marking regulations shall include proposing any amendments necessary to any existing regulations that may be appropriate to implement the directives set forth in this order. The agencies subject to these regulations shall implement them as soon as possible after they are finalized.
(b) For the purposes of the standard Federal marking regulations described in section 2(a) of this order:
(i) Within 30 days of the date of this order, the President will select a logo that embodies the values and generosity of the American people (“single logo”); and
(ii) The single logo shall be prominently displayed on all materials related to United States foreign assistance programs, projects, and activities; on all communications and public affairs materials; on all foreign assistance goods and materials, and all packaging of such goods and materials; and on all rebranding of export packaging. The requirement to display the single logo shall not apply to purely administrative, non-deliverable items of contractors and recipients of United States foreign assistance or to the corporate or non-project materials of agencies that are not tied to projects funded under the FAA, and shall not require the rebranding of completed projects or products overseas.
(c) Within 120 days of the date of this order, agencies that are not otherwise subject to existing regulations related to the branding and marking of United States foreign assistance shall identify, to the extent permitted by law, United States foreign assistance goods, materials, and packaging solely with the single logo, and shall amend or rescind any agency procedures or guidance inconsistent with this directive. This identification requirement applies to goods, materials, and packaging provided through non-governmental organizations and implementing partners contracted directly by or receiving funds from the United States Government consistent with subsection (b)(ii) of this section. This requirement applies, to the maximum extent practicable, to the obligation of any funds for such items after the date of this order. In instances of joint funding agreements with other donor governments, international organizations, or other parties, the single logo may be co‑marked.
(d) Within 120 days of the date of this order, agencies not otherwise governed subject to regulations related to the branding and marking of United States foreign assistance shall not, unless required by law, display their logos on United States foreign assistance goods and materials or the export packaging of foreign assistance goods and materials when the single logo is used as required under subsection (b)(ii) of this section and shall amend or rescind as necessary any agency procedures or guidance inconsistent with this directive.
(e) For purposes of subsection (b)(ii) of this section, absent the application of a specific statutory or regulatory exemption, the single logo shall be used unless the Secretary, in coordination with the Administrator and the heads of any other relevant agencies, determines that its use in connection with a certain type of aid or in a particular geographic area would raise compelling political, safety, or security concerns; or that its use would undermine the objectives of the United States in providing such aid. Any such determination to waive the single logo requirement must be made in writing. The Secretary may delegate this waiver authority, but such waiver authority shall not be delegated below the Under Secretary level within the Department of State. The Secretary may delegate this waiver authority to the Administrator, who may redelegate it to the Deputy Administrator, provided that the Secretary authorizes such redelegation.
Sec. 3. Report. Within 180 days of the date of this order, and annually thereafter, the Secretary, in coordination with the Administrator and the heads of other relevant agencies, as appropriate, shall submit to the President, through the Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, a report on the implementation of this order.
Sec. 4. General Provisions. (a) Nothing in this order shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect:
(i) the authority granted by law to an executive department or agency, or the head thereof; or
(ii) the functions of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals.
(b) This order shall be implemented consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability of appropriations.
(c) This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.
A new research dossier claims China intentionally hid or destroyed evidence regarding the novel coronavirus outbreak, and costs tens of thousands of lives in the process.
From the beginning, it was President Trump who was telling the American people that this virus was from China. He was telling us that China was not being honest and withdrew funding from WHO because they should have been on the ground in China investigating what was happening. And he was right again.
A new dossier regarding an investigation by the U.S., Canada, U.K., Australia, and New Zealand has found that has not been honest about several things including the fact that the virus could be spread human to human. That would have been crucial information at the beginning of this investigation. It reveals how the Chinese regime controlled the media message and worked to keep samples from reaching the world so others could possibly find a cure.
Once again we find that President Trump has been more honest with the American people in his press conferences than the liberal media has been in reporting their stories. The media mocked Trump from calling it the Chinese virus and tried to call him a racist. Other leaders said it was inappropriate for Trump to call it the Chinese Virus. It seems that these liberals need to start looking at China and realize that they are the enemy, not Trump.
A research dossier compiled by the so-called “Five Eyes” intelligence alliance states that China intentionally hid or destroyed evidence of the coronavirus outbreak, leading to the loss of tens of thousands of lives around the world
The dossier touches on themes that have been discussed in media reports about the outbreak of the virus, including an initial denial by China that the virus could be transmitted between humans, the silencing or “disappearing” of doctors who tried to speak up, the destruction of evidence in laboratories and refusal to provide live samples to international scientists working on a vaccine.
Specifically, the file notes that China began censoring news of the virus on search engines and social media beginning Dec. 31, deleting terms including “SARS variation,” “Wuhan Seafood market” and “Wuhan Unknown Pneumonia.”
Three days later, on Jan. 3, China’s National Health Commission ordered virus samples to be either moved to designated testing facilities or destroyed, while simultaneously issuing a “no-publication order” related to the disease.
The Saturday Telegraph report includes a timeline of Chinese obfuscation. On Jan. 5, for example, Wuhan’s Municipal Health Commission stopped releasing daily updates on the number of new cases and would not resume them for 13 days. On Jan. 10, Wang Guanga, a respiratory specialist at Peking University First Hospital who had been investigating the outbreak, said it was “under control” and largely a “mild condition.” (Wang himself would disclose 12 days later that he had been infected with the virus.)
Two days later, on Jan. 12, a Shanghai professor’s lab was closed down after it shared data on the virus’ genetic sequence with the outside world. On Jan. 24, Chinese officials stopped the Wuhan Institute of Virology from sharing virus samples with a lab at the University of Texas.
Perhaps most damningly, the dossier states that Chinese authorities denied that the virus could be spread between humans until Jan. 20, “despite evidence of human-human transmission from early December.”
The file is similarly unsparing about the World Health Organization (WHO), stating that it toed the Chinese line about human-to-human transmission despite the fact that “officials in Taiwan raised concerns as early as December 31, as did experts in Hong Kong on January 4.”
As of Friday night, the WHO’s official Twitter account still featured a tweet from Jan. 14 that stated: “Preliminary investigations conducted by the Chinese authorities have found no clear evidence of human-to-human transmission of the novel
The dossier goes on to state that throughout February, “Beijing [pressed] the US [sic], Italy, India, Australia, Southeast Asian neighbours [sic] and others not to protect themselves via travel restrictions, even as [China] impose[d] severe restrictions at home.”
At the same time, the file states: “Millions of people [left] Wuhan after the outbreak and before Beijing lock[ed] down the city on January 23.”
The dossier continues with a litany of Chinese defensiveness, stating: “As EU [European Union] diplomats prepare a report on the pandemic, [China] successfully presses Brussels to strike language on [China] disinformation.”
Similarly, “As Australia calls for an independent inquiry into the pandemic, [China] threatens to cut off trade with Australia. [China] has likewise responded furiously to US [sic] calls for transparency.”
The Saturday Telegraph report does present one apparent point of divergence between the allied governments, with Australia believing the coronavirus most likely originated in the Wuhan wet market and putting the chances it accidentally leaked from a lab at “5 percent.”
By contrast, Fox News reported April 15 that U.S. intelligence officials are increasingly confident that coronavirus likely originated in a Wuhan lab as a consequence of China’s attempt to demonstrate that its efforts to identify and combat viruses are equal to or greater than the capabilities of the United States
President Trump said Thursday that he’s seen evidence suggesting the virus came from a lab after Fox News and others asked if he knew of anything that gave him confidence that the outbreak originated in the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
“Yes, I have,” he replied, “And, I think that the World Health Organization should be ashamed of themselves because they’re like the public relations agency for China.”
Multiple sources previously told Fox News that it is believed standards in Wuhan were disregarded before the virus leaked, prompting Beijing to initiate a cover-up. Sources also claimed the WHO was complicit from the beginning in helping China cover its tracks.
A number of Republican Georgia lawmakers want to see Coca-Cola products removed from their offices after the corporation caved to the Woke Supremacy and joined the chorus of liars speaking out against Georgia’s new election law.
In a letter to Georgia Beverage Association president Kevin Perry, eight members of the Georgia House of Representatives Victor Anderson, Matt Barton, Clint Crowe, Stan Gunter, Dewayne Hill, Jason Ridley, Lauren McDonald III, and Marcus Wiedower slammed Coca-Cola for apparently not ever reading the Georgia law.
“Given Coke’s choice to cave to the pressure of an out-of-control cancel culture, we respectfully request all Coca-Cola Company products be removed from our office suite immediately,” they told the company. “Should Coke choose to read the bill, share its true intentions and accept their role in the dissemination of mistruths, we would welcome a conversation to rebuild a working relationship.”
That’s a really fair way of going about this. Coca-Cola obviously did not read the new law. They just caved to Cancel Culture out of fear of being attacked themselves with boycotts. Had they read the bill and said to the Cancel Culture mob, “screw you, there’s nothing racist in the bill,” it would have turned a boycott into a buycott, the same way it happened for Chic-fil-A and Goya.
Coca-Cola said in a statement that it had been working with the Metro Atlanta Chamber in “expressing our concerns and advocating for positive change in voting legislation. We, along with our business coalition partners, sought improvements that would enhance accessibility, maximize voter participation, maintain election integrity and serve all Georgians.”
Now that it has been pointed out that there is nothing racist or going backward in the new Georgia voting law, Coca-Cola company looks like the south end of a northbound horse. The fact of the matter is the new Georgia law expands the time to be able to vote and adds many new ways to access voting, despite the lies told by president Joe Biden who got Four Pinocchios from the Washington Post for lying about the new law.
Coca-Cola said that it would continue to advocate for its position on voting issues in Georgia. Apparently not, because they are siding against Republicans who did the exact opposite of what the Woke corporate office said they did with the new law. There is nothing of the kind of lies the Democrats have told about it.
“We will continue to identify opportunities for engagement and strive for improvements aimed at promoting and protecting the right to vote in our home state and elsewhere,” the company said. Bullschtein.
The corporate officers of the company may or may not know it, but the real problem Democrats have with the bill is voter ID. So, Coca-Cola wants to go on record of being a company that requires a valid ID to get into their annual shareholder’s meeting but not to vote for people who will run the government.
Coca-Cola CEO James Quincey publicly attacked Georgia Republican Governor Brian Kemp for recently signing the bill into law declaring as “unacceptable” and “a step backwards.” Backward would have been to allow the voter fraud loopholes to remain. Backward would have been to shorten the hours for polls to be open on Election Day instead of increasing them, which is what the Republicans actually did.
The legislation expands early voting, weekend early voting, and extends deadlines for absentee ballot requests. It also creates a state-wide voter ID absentee voting requirement and restricts ballot dropbox usage.
Quincey, who didn’t read the law, said it moves Georgia backwards.
“Let me be crystal clear and unequivocal, this legislation is unacceptable, it is a step backward and it does not promote principles we have stood for in Georgia, around broad access to voting, around voter convenience, about ensuring election integrity, and this is frankly just a step backwards,” Quincey said.
I would just like to know who the hell does Quincy and Coca-Cola think they are to have a corporation try to interfere with our democratic process? Who do they think they are? They should keep their noses out of politics and stick to creating a soft drink that is incredibly dangerous to our health.
According to the CDC, there are 37 grams of added sugar, which equates to almost 10 teaspoons (tsp), in a single can of Coca-Cola. “TRAIN LEAVING FOR DIABETESVILLE! ALL ABOARD!”
For optimal health, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends taking in no more than 6 tsp of added sugar daily. By drinking just one serving of Coca-Cola a day, you will easily exceed that amount.
According to Medical News Today, an infographic by the British pharmacist, Niraj Naik shows the damage that a 330 milliliter (ml) can of Coca-Cola can inflict on the body within an hour of drinking it. Naik used research done by health writer Wade Meredith for the infographic.
According to the research, the intense amount of high sugar content that is put into Coca-Cola to get its sweetness will make a person vomit as soon as they drink it. Wanna know why you don’t throw up? Because the corporation was kind enough to add the phosphoric acid to the soda in order to dull the sweetness to enable people to keep it down. Now that you know this, will you ever drink another Coca-Cola? Read all of the bad effects on the human body here.
Remember back in the 1950s when we were still on the radio – at least it feels that long ago – and the coronavirus slogans were that we needed “two weeks to slow the spread” and before it became anti-Woke we heard we had to push for “herd immunity?” After a few months, the “slow the spread” talk went away. It was at that time that I believe a plan was hatched by Democrats, a plan to take out Donald Trump in the 2020 election because as the public started forgetting the early slogans of “do something and we got this,” lockdowns and forced mandates went on and on and on and on and they got crueler and more oppressive as time went by and if you have an IQ in the triple digits you knew there was something off about it.
The first thing the Woke Supremamcy of progressive leftists did was to shame you into coming out against masks and lockdowns as if you were a potential murderer who was lurking around every dark corner ready to pounce on the first innocent bystander.
There were frightening charts that appeared on Fake News outlets every day concerning cases around the world, specifically in China and Italy. CNN eventually created a COVID-19 death count and it ran on the chyron on the television news screen just to remind everyone at what a horrible job President Trump was doing to combat the virus, while at the same time they ignored everything the president was doing to combat the virus, which was more than any pas president or administration did in our history for a pandemic virus. They didn’t want you to know.
There were dissident reports out there of questionable death rates because of inadequate testing methods, and the Democrats made sure that hospitals received money for every coronavirus patient death because it cost them money to deal with them differently from other types of death, which in turn became a government-sanctioned fraud because we now know that hospitals across the country fudged the numbers to make a profit.
Remember when they told us that our children had to stay home during the schoolyear because the “science” said so, even though the real science said that children are not superspreaders and rarely every catch the virus?
And then they began telling us that Trump did nothing at the beginning of the pandemic, when no one other than the Communist Chinese Party knew much at all about the virus, even though he banned tgravelo to and from China as soon as the first American case of the virus hit. We were told to ignore the fact that Democrats across the country were telling us to go out to see a movie, enjoy life as if things are normal, visit Chinatown to prove you’re not a racist. And you aren’t supposed to know that when Trump started taking measures to combat the virus back in the very beginning of the whole mess the Democrats in Congress were more interested in impeaching Trump for a perfectly normal diplomatic phone call with the president of Ukraine.
The Woke Supremacy started trashing the use of Hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID patients because President Trump started touting it as an effective treatment because the left did not want a solution to the problem they were exploiting for political purposes. What they did in this regard should be considered criminal. Think about how many people died when they could have used the drug, but for governors like New York’s Andrew Cuomo who not only botched up his handling of the virus and doctored the number of deaths in nursing homes where he forced COVI-19 positive patients into but banned the use of Hydroxychloroquine because Trump was talking about it. This is some evil stuff, folks.
We were told for so long that we had to remain in lockdown, small businesses no longer mattered to politicians in Democrat-run cities, pretty much because they are the backbone of Republican donors who had to be taken out. We were told all throughout 2020 that the numbers of cases were rising, and it didn’t matter that the numbers were rising because our testing was getting better, and it didn’t matter that the virus has a survival rate of 99 percent for everyone except the elderly patients, the Left continued to push the narrative that we had to become a third world Soviet-style block of a country in order to combat the virus that Donald Trump gave us. It was a period of time when most Americans discovered firsthand what gaslighting is and I can honestly say it was this period of time when trust in all institutions plummeted.
Remember after being gaslighted for so long about the need for us to be in perpetual lockdown when you couldn’t believe that the same idiots who were pushing the narrative began to tell us that the George Floyd protests followed by the anti-American protests of ANTIFA and Black Lives Matter (BLM) were necessary and the unsaid narrative was that the virus would not spread for such a noble cause but could actually lower the viral spread? Remember when nitwit news anchors who sat in cable news studios with coffee mugs bearing corporate logos told us that Trump rallies were superspreaders while at the same time said absolutely nothing about even more people protesting together on the streets?
Remember how you felt like you were in a Black Mirror episode when you discovered that the virus was not only more intelligent than you but was also politically Woke as it would attack anyone and everyone except those rioting and looting and toppling statues in every Democrat-run city in America?
Remember when the brightest among us said that Trump’s goal of having a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of the year was the rantings of a mad man because it was impossible, and then when we learned that not one but two vaccines were being made available before the end of the year how instead of eating crow and admitting they were wrong the Woke mob didn’t mean culpa but instead changed the narrative to Trump screwed up the distribution of the vaccines that were not supposed to be created for two more years?
And never ever ever forget that throughout all of this nonsense – and much more that time and space limit me from mentioning – you knew the whole time that it was all a steaming pile of bullschtein.
And then, like magic, as soon as the Thief-in-Chief Joe Biden was inaugurated we started seeing signs that the nitwit network mobs were reporting that it’s over. The frightening charts were going away, the CNN death chyron is gone, reporters are trashing Andrew Cuomo’s mangling of the COVID response in New York exposing him as the most corrupt and arrogant governor of all time, and information is now being leaked that the powers that be are changing how COVID case and death calculating formulas are being changed to show smaller numbers to benefit the new totalitarian regime in Washington, DC.
The Daily Mail, the most widely read news outlet on the planet, wrote that “daily cases have dropped 45 percent since the latest peak on January 11, according to data from the COVID-19 Tracking Project. There were 131,341 new cases reported on Wednesday.” The DM said that “Hospitalizations have fallen 26 percent since they peaked most recently on January 12, the data shows, with 96,534 reported in the hospital as of Wednesday. In addition, as the country headed into February, COVID-19 hospitalizations fell below 100,000 for the first time in two months.“
There are health “experts” who are saying that the Twilight Zone reason for this unexplainable drop in all that is unholy in the world of COVID is that some people have gotten the vaccine. I turd you not.
The DM continued: “Dr Ali Mokdad, a professor of Health Metrics Sciences at the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), said there are a number of reasons for the decline in case. One of the reasons for the sharp drop in cases, even if not the primary driver, are vaccines.” At the time of that statement less than 2 percent of people were fully immunized, so then how on Lucifer’s black beach could we have a 45 percent drop in cases?
The better argument is what top epidemiologist have been telling us all along: herd immunity. The fact that a lot of people have been infected with the virus, about 90 million in the US alone, and are now immune and that reduces the spread. If the nitwit networks start telling us tall tales of the virus mutating and therefore all the people who already caught it could catch it again I call for pitforks and flashlights to storm their castles.
Another more likely reason that is admittedly dark and evil but not beyond the Woke Supremacy would be that the World Health Organization (WHO) that helped the Communist Chinese Party lie about the origins and dangers of the virus enough that the Trump administration cut ties with them, changed up their testing criteria in order to lower the previously high false-positive infection results that many believe were all part of the Get Trump plan all along. They made this monumental change on Inauguration Day.
Conclusion: Everything has been corrupted by the Woke Supremacy. You cannot believe anything being reported anymore. There is no way that such a reversal can happen so quickly and all quickly after they got rid of Trump.
Dr. Naomi Wolf is concerned about the actions being taken in the home of the Salem Witch Trials, where out of control lawmakers are legislating the theft of privacy rights from all people in that area who want to eat out at restaurants.
“Just walked into a restaurant in Salem MA and was asked to scan my phone on entry for Track and Trace. The restaurant faces $300 fine for not making me. I said No, Fourth Amendment. Pure data harvesting for Big Tech (who no doubt has MA contract) to monetize, plus geolocation. Evil,” Wolf wrote on Twitter.
Wolf is an intriguing character, she is a radical far-left Democrat and leading feminist with experience working for Bill Clinton, who is also embattled by the left for defending her classic liberal point of view.
Here, in a series of posts, Wolf is questioning the power grab by lawmakers in Salem MA.
“Those new demands re geolocation of customers on restaurants plus demands to make customers order food w drink (how does this help re pandemic?) are all part of conditioning. Constantly revising upward state intrusions and control til you are grateful for crumbs of autonomy,” Wolf wrote in reaction to a press statement from the city of Salem MA that had been taped to a restaurant door.
CITY OF SALEM EMERGENCY ORDER REQUIRING BUSINESSES TO PROVIDE A CONTACT TRACING FORM TO ALL CUSTOMERS THE SALEM BOARD OF HEALTH ISSUED: November 20, 2020 WHEREAS, a sudden, generally unexpected occurrence of circumstances demanding public action has arisen throughout the world and within the City of Salem due to the pandemic spread of the novel coronavirus known as SARS-CoV-2, and persons suffering from the effects of the resulting illness caused by the virus, known as COVID-19 (“COVID-19 Pandemic”); and
WHEREAS, COVID-19 is a highly contagious and potentially fatal respiratory disease, the prevalence of which is increasing rapidly throughout the world, inclusive of the United States and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; and
WHEREAS, on March 10, 2020, Governor Charles D. Baker, acting pursuant to the powers provided by Chapter 639 of the Acts of 1950 and Section 2A of Chapter 17 of the Massachusetts General Laws, declared a state of emergency in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts due to the outbreak of COVID-19; and
WHEREAS, on March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization designated the COVID-19 outbreak a Pandemic Health Emergency; and
WHEREAS, on March 13, 2020, the President of the United States announced a national declaration of emergency in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic; and
WHEREAS, on March 20, 2020, the Mayor and the Board of Health of the City of Salem determined that the threat of COVID-19 poses a present, real and imminent danger to public health, safety, and general welfare of the people of Salem and as such declared a Public Health Emergency in the City of Salem;
WHEREAS COVID-19 is easily transmitted, especially in group settings, and it is essential that the spread of the virus be slowed to protect the ability of public and private health care providers to handle the influx of new patients and safeguard public health and safety;
WHEREAS, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has issued Sector-Specific Safety Standards for all industries under the Phased Reopening plan issued by the Executive Office of Environmental Affairs stating that many businesses should maintain a log of workers and visitors to support potential contact tracing to include, name, date, time, contact information.
WHEREAS, immediate action is needed to prevent, minimize, or mitigate damage to public health, safety, or general welfare of the residents of Salem which may otherwise result from the COVID-19 Pandemic; and
WHEREAS, pursuant to M.G.L. c. 111, §§ 104 and 30, the City’s Board of Health and their Agent shall use all possible care to prevent the spread of COVID-19 infection;
The Board of Health, pursuant to 310 CMR 11.05, 105 CMR 300.200 and all other authorizing statutes and regulations, acting by and through its agent authorized under MGL c. 111, §30, hereby Order the following requirement for Salem businesses:
1. Any business identified in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Sector-Specific Reopening guidance (https://www.mass.gov/resource/reopening-sector-specific-protocols-and-best-practices) as requiring a log of employees and customers for contact tracing purposes must have individuals complete a City of Salem Contact Tracing Form at each employee shift or customer visit. The purpose of the Contact Tracing Form is to support possible case investigation and contract tracing should a positive COVID-19 case be traced to a particular establishment. A QR Code link to the form is provided here.
2. If any provision of this Order or the application thereof to any person or entity or circumstance is determined to be invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, such judgment shall not affect or impair the validity of the other provisions of this Order or the application thereof to other persons, entities and circumstances. Violations of this Order may be punishable by monetary municipal fines up to $300.00 and to the extent necessary, this Order shall be enforced by Board of Health officials.
This emergency order shall be effective immediately and remain in effect until notice is given, pursuant to the Board of Health’s judgement, that the Public Health Emergency no longer exists. ORDERED at City Hall this 20th day of November 2020.
For the Board of Health David Greenbaum Health Agent Salem Board of Health
FROM THEIR SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN:
The state Health Department believes that people will be very happy about this push to invade their privacy.
WHAT COULD GO WRONG?
This is not new territory. Wolf is right to alert Americans to the dangers of releasing private phone data under emergency powers.
Consider that around the world people are reporting that the government taking their phone data is not working out well for them.
If you didn’t live through it you would never believe that in the last two weeks we have witnessed a new plethora of domestic police powers granted to the federal government by the federal government in the name of fighting “domestic terrorism” and the Democrats who now have total power in Washington are showing no signs of slowing down. They are using the January 6 Capitol riot where about 5,000 people showed up at the Capitol to protest what they believe was the theft of the 2020 election from Donald Trump. Out of those 5,000 people, maybe 10 percent or less participated in the violent riot that broke out. Those who did so should be arrested. Every conservative I know has said that. Yet the Democrats would have you believe that all 74 million Trump voters were at the Capitol and all participated in the riot. Yeah, that’s an impossibility but since when have facts ever gotten in the way of socialists who are grabbing for power?
If the 120 percent figure is accurate this means 90 percent of those at the Capitol did not participate in the riot, yet the Democrats are sending federal agents to arrest people who were there but were not a part of the riot out to hurt someone, people like Brandon Straka the founder of the #WalkAway movement who spoke at the rally that President Trump held at the other end of the street. The #WalkAway campaign is all about leaving the Democratic Party so was Straka targeted because the Democratic Party wants to get even?
The social media censorship of conservative speech that started more than four years ago gradually increased over time and is now at the point where they banned a sitting President of the United States and certain members of his administration, and members of Congress.
The tech tyrants spent four years giving in-kind donations to the Democratic Party by not allowing any speech that went against the Woke Supremacy leftists who lied every day about Trump and conservatives and who with their co-conspirators in the mainstream news media accused conservatives of being the ones who spread misinformation when it turns out that conservatives are the ones who were right about everything and the leftist Woke Supremacy were wrong and lied about it to boot.
I call the Democrats, their boot-licking sycophants in the media, and social media tech tyrants the Woke Supremacy, and it is they who have spread misinformation for the last four years, it is they who have suppressed freedoms Americans enjoyed up until recently.
RUSSIAN COLLUSION HOAX
Conservatives were right about the Russian collusion hoax while the Woke Supremacy throughout the country daily and for years reported that President Trump colluded with the Russians to beat Hillary Clinton. They put the president and his administration through four investigations that spanned the first three years of his term. And even after the Mueller investigation ended its two-plus years of investigating and admitted that there was no evidence at all that the Trump campaign colluded with the Russians, the news media never apologized, the social media tech tyrants never said “damn, we really screwed that one up,” and the Democrats never even hinted that they lied. Conservatives were right from day one and it was the Left that spread misinformation daily.
Conservatives were right about Spygate where the Obama-Biden administration spied on the Trump campaign and later the Trump administration. They got the name of the spy, Stefan Halper a college professor, how he spied, by speaking with members of the Trump campaign to get them to say things that could be used against the campaign, and the FBI acknowledged that they used him to spy. Yet the Woke Supremacy continually told us that it was nothing but a conspiracy theory, that it never happened, and that conservatives were buts. We now know through declassified documents and a guilty plea from an FBI lawyer who altered exculpatory information that would have ended the whole Russia collusion hoax dead in its tracks. They spread the misinformation, not the conservatives.
WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION
It was the Right that started warning the world about the World Health Organization (WHO) and how they were somehow beholden to the Communist Chinese Party and they lied to help cover up the source of the COVID-19 virus which began in a lab in Wuhan, China. The WHO at first told us the virus was not airborne and then they changed their story sometime later. They were accused of doctoring the stats to help China.
The Woke Supremacy called conservatives racists and conspiracy nuts in they even mentioned the virus came from China. I guess we have to rename the Spanish Flu, Ebola, and Lyme Disease because they too were named after their places of origin.
President Biden just signed an executive order banning free speech rights to even say China virus, claiming the term led to racist backlash. I don’t remember any stories coming out about racists attacking Chinese Americans over the coronavirus. President Trump rightfully pulled the US out of the WHO because of their lying to the world about a virus that became a pandemic and could have been controlled much better from the beginning had entities like the WHO not lied repeatedly to help the Chinese government. Now the Biden administration is getting us back in with the WHO and one has to wonder how many more lies our country will now let slide that cost American lives.
Hydroxychloroquine, by all accounts, is a miracle worker for people suffering from the COVID-19 virus. Conservatives spread the news about many doctors around the world using the drug to treat their patients with coronavirus and they have been wildly successful using it. But President Trump pushed its use too, and the Woke Supremacy then started lying about Hydroxychloroquine, spreading misinformation that it causes people to have heart failure so much so that it shouldn’t be used. CNN, MSNBC, and the rest of the mainstream media began a campaign to trash the drug, not because it was dangerous, but because Donald Trump was pushing its use. It appeared to the rest of us that they wanted as much death from the virus as could be attained, because they planned to use the numbers against Trump in the 2020 election, and use them they did on an almost constant basis.
Over the summer, the tech tyrants in social media blocked a live video feed of numerous doctors from around the world who were revealing how the use of Hydroxychloroquine was saving their patient’s lives, claiming the medical doctors were spreading misinformation. These were medical doctors and other medical professionals who were talking about how they were treating their patients using the drug and the Woke Supremacy treated them as if they were betraying their Hippocratic Oath just to help Donald Trump. And they say we’re crazy.
GOVERNOR ANDREW CUOMO
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said that he was banning the use of Hydroxychloroquine in his state, not because he found information that was damning about the drug because there isn’t any. It’s been used in countries around the world for some 60 years to treat many things, especially Malaria in third-world countries, which could explain why coronavirus numbers were pretty low in countries that use the drug for reasons other than treating COVID-19.
Speaking of Andrew Cuomo, it was conservatives who spoke out about how incompetent and arrogant the man has been throughout the pandemic. He, as well as many other Democrat governors, allowed thousands of elderly patients to die by forcing nursing homes to take in COVID-19 positive patients. Cuomo actually harmed his state’s most vulnerable people to this virus, the elderly, many with underlying conditions, and conservatives were told by the Woke Supremacy that they were the ones spreading information about it.
At first, the governor made remarks about how well the Trump administration helped New York to get a handle on COVID patients, but then, suddenly and without warning, Cuomo began trashing the president claiming he did practically nothing to help. When conservatives began pointing out how the president helped build hospitals in New York specifically for COVID-19 patients, how he used the National Defense Authorization Act to get manufacturing plants to create ventilators for New Yorkers who needed them, how the president sent the USS Comfort Naval hospital ship to New York loaded with hospital beds, medical equipment and most importantly the medical staff who knew how to treat the virus, the Woke Supremacy said conservatives were spreading misinformation.
Now, after the 2020 election, the Woke Supremacy media is starting to point out the abysmal failures of the Cuomo regime and how the governor lied about sending COVID-19 patients into nursing homes. At one point when it was pointed out by conservatives that Cuomo screwed up by doing that his administration tried to blame the Trump administration, claiming they were only following the guidelines of the CDC by putting COVID patients into nursing homes, and that was a blatant lie because the CDC guidelines never said to do that as a first response and the guidelines also said to work out a plan with the nursing homes for how they would bring the patients in if all other options to place them were gone, and Cuomo never did that. He just forced them onto the nursing homes and thousands of people died.
But don’t forget that the Woke Supremacy said that conservatives were lying about Cuomo’s handling of the pandemic. They blamed Donald Trump the entire time for the COVID-19 deaths when conservatives continually pointed out that President Trump did more than any past president to mitigate the pandemic virus.
When Trump said he would make it so that a vaccine could come out before the end of the year the Woke Supremacy instantly pounced on it claiming it was impossible and that the president was lying. Well, two vaccines were manufactured before the end of the year, and instead of admitting that they were the ones spreading misinformation, they tried to shift credit over to the Biden administration by initially focusing on the distribution of the vaccines. When Joe Biden’s promise to have 100 million Americans vaccinated within the first 100 days of his administration, something the Trump administration was already on par to meet, was seeming unlikely, the Cabal began spreading the lie that the Trump administration left Biden with no distribution plan, even though the Trump administration absolutely had a distribution plan in place and at the time they began spreading that misinformation 30 million Americans had already been vaccinated.
The final one I’ll talk about is the Hunter Biden issue. Conservatives were pointing out that Hunter Biden was making multi-million dollar deals with some shady characters in countries known for corruption like Ukraine and China and the Woke Supremacy said it was misleading misinformation. Social media tyrants blocked a New York Times bombshell story about a laptop that belonged to Hunter Biden that had all kinds of incriminating evidence including money scams the Biden family, including the “Big Guy” Joe Biden were involved in, and alleged underage sex scandals. The Cabal said it was all lies, yet right after the election, we found out that the FBI does in fact have an open case on Hunter Biden for some of the things that conservatives were accused of lying about.
Conservatives are having their free speech rights undermined and taken away from them at an alarming rate, and the accusation of choice by the Woke Supremacy is that they are spreading misinformation. Even if someone repeated something they believed was true and it turned out it wasn’t, the remedy to that is not to silence them, it’s to counter them with more free speech, but the Woke Supremacy isn’t interested in the truth. They are only about power and socialist regimes throughout history have silenced the opposition to gain and hold onto power.
The Woke Supremacy are the ones who have gotten it all wrong, who have been spreading lies and misinformation, and I submit they knew the truth the whole time and used their lies to win power for the Supremacy and now the rest of us are going to pay for trying to spread the truth.
This isn’t the first time Schneider has shown snark about California’s governor. Days before ridiculing California’s holiday guidelines, Schneider called Newsom incompetent and authoritarian:
Schneider has also criticized California’s recent recommendation that people dining in public wear a face mask in between bites.
“Next will be squish food onto mask and suck the juice,” Schneider wrote.
The actor and comedian has been bold in voicing opinions contrary to the largely progressive narratives found in Hollywood. Schneider has also been posting about the dangers of censorship in the wake of Facebook and Twitter censoring a story that paints Hunter Biden and Joe Biden in an unfavorable light:
After some pushback, Schneider offered some further thoughts on censorship. “Regardless of political affiliation, every citizen should be concerned that Big Tech & MSM is censoring & deciding the news FOR US,” he wrote.
In an interview last week, a World Health Organization official told the British Spectator magazine that national governments must stop using lockdowns as their “primary means” of fighting COVID-19.
“We in the World Health Organization do not advocate lockdowns as a primary means of control of this virus. The only time we believe a lockdown is justified is to buy you time to re-organize, re-group, re-balance your resources, protect your health workers who are exhausted. But by and large, we’d rather not do it.”
Dr. David Nabarro, the U.K’s envoy to the WHO, joined The Spectator’s Andrew Neil for a portion of The Week in 60 Minutes on Thursday, in which he argued that governments must begin operating in a way that balances the concerns of both public health and national economies in their COVID-19 strategies.
“We really do have to learn how to co-exist with this virus,” Dr. Nabarro told Neil, “in a way that doesn’t require constant closing down of economies.”
While not making light of the severity of the pandemic nor downplaying the role of governments and the public in mitigating the spread of infection, Nabarro also spoke of the detrimental effects that the shutdowns have had on business and poverty.
“Look what’s happening to poverty levels. It seems that we may well have a doubling of world poverty by next year. We may well have at least a doubling of child malnutrition because children are not getting meals at school and their parents in poor families are not able to afford it. This is a terrible, ghastly global catastrophe, actually. And so, we really do appeal to all world leaders: Stop using lockdown as your primary control method. Develop better systems for doing it, work together and learn from each other, but remember: Lockdowns just have one consequences that you must never, ever belittle, and that is making poor people an awful lot poorer.”
You can watch the 11-minute interview to hear the whole of Nabarro’s comments by clicking here.
“I have said from the beginning that countries must take a whole-of-government, whole-of-society approach,” he wrote, “built around a comprehensive strategy to prevent infections, save lives and minimize impact.”
By the end of March, over 100 countries had entered full or partial lockdowns.
The battle since those spring shutdowns has been between the recommendations of health officials, economic interests, and the inherent freedoms of the public.
Dr. Nabarro said that this “interplay” is a good thing and that efforts should be toward a strong economy and controlling infection rates.
“It’s right that there should be interplay between the public health doctors and government. In the end, government has to take responsibility for balancing what might be seen as the trade-off between health and the economy. Our line is to say: Let that be temporary. What we want you to do, because this virus is going to be around for quite a long time to come, is work out how you can keep the economy going and keep the numbers of disease cases down.”
Instead of unending shutdowns, Dr. Nabarro advocated for something called “the Middle Path” in an effort to balance both public health and economic strength through “a really high level of organization by governments and a remarkable degree of engagement by the people.”
According to Nabarro, the Middle Path requires three things: (1) “very well-organized, localized infectious disease control services” (which he explained would be focused on testing, contact tracing, and isolation); (2) “involving local actors” to deal with spikes on a local level rather than from a “central control center”; and (3) a cooperative public willing to work together.
“This virus is so new to humanity. We’re only 9 months into it, really, if you think of how long it’s been in Europe. I think it’ll take us quite a lot more weeks to really work out how we’re going to live with this virus, what balance of risk we’re prepared to tolerate, and also how we’ll work to collectively organize ourselves. But I reckon that early next year we’ll be feeling much more comfortable and it will become second nature, but right now, it’s a bit stumbling in the dark.”