Wuhan Coronavirus: An Engine of Economic Destruction

The two videos below discuss the economic effects of the COVID-19 crisis from two very different points of view. Many thanks to Hellequin GB for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling.

In the first video, an unidentified German pundit on RT gives an outline of the economic effects of the coronavirus from an establishment perspective. What I find creepy is the footage of Merkel, Macron, and other political leaders mingling with each other in their masks, doing elbow-touches:

The second video is a rant by Gerald Grosz, an Austrian politician for the BZÖ (Bündnis Zukunft Österreich, Alliance for the Future of Austria) and the FPÖ (Freiheitliche Partei Österreichs, Austrian Freedom Party). Mr. Grosz has a decidedly Coronadissident perspective:

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“I am needing to speak with Mr. Edward”

I get a lot of spam phone calls, and the first line spoken by the caller after I say “Hello” is often something like the above. I probably don’t need to tell you that the esteemed gentleman on the other end of the line invariably sounds a lot like Apu, even though he identifies himself as “Dave” or “Mike”.

It’s remarkable how non-multicultural these phone spammers are. Their cultural region lies roughly within a triangle whose vertices may be found at Lahore, Dhaka, and Bangalore.

Such calls are always about Medicare. Either my insurance company or Medicare itself has sold my phone number to the telemarketers. The dodgy entity doing the calling is usually identified as “Medicare Services” or something similar, in an attempt to fool a geezer in his dotage into thinking that he’s talking to an official Medicare representative — who just happens to have immigrated recently from Mumbai — but without being legally liable for fraud.

If I’m in the middle of something, I just hang up on the guy. But if I’m in no hurry, I might play with him a little bit. Sometimes I say, “There’s nobody on Medicare in this house,” making sure that my voice holds a tone of earnest puzzlement. To which the caller sometimes responds with: “I am so sorry; I will take your number off the list.” Which I really like to hear.

Other times I say: “Mr. May died last week. This is his stepson Herbert. Is there anything I can help you with?” After which I receive the deep condolences of the caller before he hangs up.

Today’s call came just after lunch. I responded to his opening line with: “I’m sorry; my hearing is not good. I’m having trouble understanding you. Could you please put on someone who speaks English as his native language?”

Apu:   “But sir, is this not English which I am speaking to you?”
Baron:   “Yes, but it’s not your native language. Your native language is Urdu, or Hindi, or possibly Tamil. I need someone whose native language is ENGLISH.”
Apu:   “So, you are an American, then?”
Baron:   (Patient) “I need someone whose native language is English.”
Apu:   (Sarcastic) “Ah, then, so you are from England?”
Baron:   (Still patient) “Please put on someone who speaks English as their native language.”
Apu:   (Now angry) “You, sir, are a RACIST! Goodbye!”
 

And he hung up.

It was a very satisfying phone call.

There Will Be More Killings

The following article by Michael Copeland was originally published in May 2014 at LibertyGB.

There Will Be More Killings

by Michael Copeland

There will be more killings. It is an uncomfortable prospect, but it is there. We need to face it squarely and honestly. There is no mileage in shying away, cocooned in wishful thinking. When, in the 1930s, a politician sounded warnings about Mr. Hitler in Germany, nobody wanted to know. People were all too unwilling to contemplate yet further conflict so soon after the dreadful Great War. They were pre-occupied with raising their families in difficult circumstances, thinking about precious holidays, and trying to forget the ghastly experiences of twenty years earlier. Mr. Hitler was abroad: he did not concern them. The politician was left marginalized, a voice in the wilderness. He was Winston Churchill.

Soldier Lee Rigby was butchered in broad daylight in an Islamic jihad killing, the perpetrator explaining “The Koran forces us in Sura At Tawba…” Remember, the Koran is not arranged in date order. That “Sura”, or chapter, Chapter 9, being the latest, overrides and “abrogates” all the peaceful verses elsewhere. Verse 5 commands “Kill the unbelievers wherever you meet them.” The Woolwich killing was not “a betrayal of Islam”, as claimed in a monumental failure by David Cameron and Judge Sweeney. It was an obedient fulfillment of that command. “Muslims must kill non-believers wherever they are unless they convert to Islam,” said Ali Gomaa, Grand Mufti of Egypt, the highest Muslim religious authority in the world (Citizen Warrior, October 2010). He follows the same source text.

The Woolwich killer, Mujahid Abu Hamza, a convert to Islam, had studied his Koran: he listed on a piece of paper a selection of verses that authorised him, and handed it to an onlooker. Those commands are ongoing, “valid from eternity to eternity” (Sam Solomon, former professor of Sharia law), and “true … universal and trans-time” (North London Central Mosque). Because they are in the Koran they form part of Islamic law. One who denies any verse is to be killed (Manual of Islamic Law o8.7(7)). The killing can be carried out, vigilante style, by anyone without penalty “since it is killing someone who deserves to die” (Manual o8.4). “You people will never be safe,” said the killer, a warning repeated since by one of his fellows.

We can expect other Koran-fulfilling Muslims to be driving around with weapons in their cars. One such carload was discovered completely by chance when police stopped a car with Muslim Men in it one summer Saturday in 2012: the computer had alerted them it was uninsured. The car was impounded, but rather too casually left uninspected until the following Monday, when bombs, knives and guns were found in it.

The occupants had intended to jihad-bomb an English Defence League demonstration in Dewsbury, targeting Tommy Robinson, and using the weapons to attack those fleeing. The demonstration had ended early, so their purpose was unfulfilled. The car’s keeper had in fact remembered to insure the car: inadvertently he had mistyped the reference number in his application. Thus, quite by chance, a Boston Marathon-type jihad bombing was avoided, and, quite by another chance, the six jihad-bomb conspirators were discovered.

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Dispatch From Pandemia

We’re entering the sixth month of the Coronamadness, with no end in sight. Or, more accurately, no end in sight before November 4, 2020. If Trump wins, the madness will ratchet up a notch or two. And if Biden wins, full socialism will be implemented beginning on January 21, 2021. Which will undoubtedly closely resemble the “new normal” we have become accustomed to since early March.

I’ve written a number of times in this space about the difference between my local Food Lion and supermarkets in Charlottesville and other metropolitan areas. Food Lion is at the low-class end of the grocery store spectrum, which means it predominates in small rural towns. The one I frequent had been a refuge from the insanity of stores in Charlottesville. It had an ostensible mask rule, but it was not enforced, and most of the time only about 50% of the people in the store — staff or customers — wore the Corona Hijab. The atmosphere was relaxed. No one screamed at anyone else for not wearing a mask. And the social distancing rules were largely ignored.

All that changed a few days ago. The two Food Lions nearest me have instituted “Entrance” and “Exit” doors, and a Coronavirus Compliance Officer is stationed at the entrance to make sure every customer wears a mask. If you don’t have one, a mask will thoughtfully be provided for you.

Food Lion is now indistinguishable from Whole Foods and Walmart and all the other major retailers in Woke cities like Charlottesville.

The only remaining places of refuge are the Amish markets. There are substantial Amish colonies in this part of Central Virginia, and once an Amish community reaches a certain size, its entrepreneurs open up a market to sell bulk foods, deli items, and other odds and ends. Evidently the Amish don’t believe in masks, because you never see any of the staff wearing them. Some of the customers do, while others like me brazenly enter the store with a naked visage.

It’s a good thing the Amish markets sell a lot of stuff I need, because I’m going to do as much of my shopping there as possible. There’s a big one on a remote back road not too far from me, and I expect I’ll be visiting it frequently. It usually has some really good bargains.

I’ll bet the Amish didn’t close their churches during the lockdown. And I doubt Governor Coonman would have had the nads to try and force them to.

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I haven’t yet experienced the new coronacompliant Food Lion firsthand. I learned about it this morning at (for want of a better word) “church”.

You’re probably wondering why I put the word “church” in quote marks. Let me explain…

Since Governor Ralph “Coonman” Northam relaxed his lockdown rules for churches, some congregations have been holding limited services, while others haven’t. I’ve heard that the Catholics are celebrating mass in some form, and there’s at least one Presbyterian church in the area that has opened. Baptists, being a fissiparous denomination, vary in their policies — some churches are open, others not. I saw a group of (masked) congregants outside a Baptist church near my house this morning. As I understand it, some congregations are holding outdoor, socially distanced services. Others are gathering in church parking lots and sitting in their cars to hear the word of the Lord.

The Methodists are still locked down, however. And so are the Episcopalians, of which I am one.

After the governor, in his infinite wisdom, issued a new ukase that softened his draconian lockdown order, our diocesan bishop meditated on the situation and came up with a set of “guidelines” — they are mandatory — for parishes that are considering reopening. Below are excerpts from the lengthy document sent out to vestries:

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Follow the Science — NOT

The parallels between Donald Trump and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro continue to accumulate. The latest example concerns the use of the drug hydroxychloroquine to fight COVID-19. Like President Trump, President Bolsonaro has publicly touted the value of hydroxychloroquine as a treatment. And, also like President Trump, he has been ridiculed for doing so and condemned by the media, which continue to denigrate the value of the drug.

The two brief videos below concern hydroxychloroquine and its use by President Bolsonaro. Many thanks to José Atento for the translations, and to Vlad Tepes and RAIR Foundation for the subtitling.

The first video shows Jair Bolsonaro taking a dose of hydroxychloroquine and proclaiming its efficacy:

In the second video a journalist named Alexandre Garcia, who apparently works for CNN Brasil, describes the absurdity of the media campaign against hydroxychloroquine:

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Awakening My Inner Honky

In case you haven’t noticed, it’s open season on white people. Black Lives Matter, but yours doesn’t, not if you’re white.

Readers may recall Johnny Williams, a sociology professor at Trinity College in Connecticut, who reacted to the shooting of GOP congressman Steve Scalise three years ago by posting that white people were “inhuman a**holes”. He said, “Let. Them. F***ing. Die. And smile a bit when you do.” To drive his point home he used the hashtag #LetThemF***ingDie.

Prof. Williams was suspended by Trinity for his tactlessness, but has since been reinstated.

More recently, after the latest BLM fad took off, Irami Osei-Frimpong, a University of Georgia teaching assistant and Ph.D. candidate in philosophy — of all things — wrote, “Some white people may have to die for black communities to be made whole… To pretend that’s not the case is ahistorical and generally naïve.”

The University of Georgia reviewed Mr. Osei-Frimpong’s behavior and decided that it warranted no disciplinary action.

It’s too early to say whether the more lenient treatment of Irami Osei-Frimpong is an outlier, or indicative of a trend. But one thing is for certain: the sentiments he and hundreds of other “activists” have been expressing are now being mainstreamed.

The “kill whitey” trope is nothing new — it has been publicly expressed in black radical circles since at least the 1970s. However, those who espouse it are now gaining significant political influence at the national level. All national political figures in the Democrat Party support the Black Lives Matter movement, as do all major academic institutions and almost all of the national media. Those same media outlets may not highlight the fact, but the same “mostly peaceful” BLM protesters they support are increasingly proclaiming their desire to assault, burn, torture, maim, and kill white people. Not just “racists” or “KKK supporters”, or “Trump voters”, but white people. Whites, it is averred, are irredeemably racist, genetically damaged, harmful to the species, and do not deserve to live.

Down there on the street, where the revolutionary communists — who are the organizing force behind BLM and Antifa — raise their clenched fists in silhouette against the glare of burning courthouses and police stations, the genocide of white people is one of the stated political goals.

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Except for my slightly olive skin tone — which probably derives from an Indian in the woodpile on my mother’s side of the family — I’m a totally whitebread guy. I have no rhythm. I’m a traditional nerd. I like meatloaf and mashed potatoes. I listen to Baroque music because I love the way it sounds. And I enjoy sitting around with my nerdy white friends making stupid jokes.

Worse than that, I’m a full-on WASP. And, now that I’m old, totally without redeeming social value. A straight old white man, certain to be in the first tranche put up against the wall by the Social Justice firing squad.

So I’ve been watching with interest the growing prominence of the “White People Must Die” meme in the fever swamps of the alternative media. It makes me think about other well-meaning traditional white people, the kind who have always been scrupulously non-racist and truly believed in a color-blind society.

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A Triple Unsolved Murder: Unconnected Dots

Time and again police forces in the West “search for a motive” for the latest attack. The following essay was published at Liberty GB in May of 2013, three weeks after the Boston Marathon bombing. It exposes the handicap facing law enforcement if they have no information or training about jihad.

A Triple Unsolved Murder: Unconnected Dots

by Michael Copeland

On 12th September 2011 Boston police were called to a triple homicide in an apartment. Three men, stabbed in the neck, had bled to death. There were no signs of forcible entry: “It does look like the assailants and the decedents did know each other… it does not appear to be a random act”, police said.

The neighbours had heard nothing, even though windows were open. Some $5,000 cash was found in the apartment, so robbery was not considered to be the motive. Unusually, marijuana had been spread on the bodies. The incident was deemed to be some sort of drug-related killing, and was effectively left no further investigated. Police found no dots to connect.

The US police operate deprived of training about Islam. To someone who HAS looked at these matters, though, there are several ‘dots’ to connect. The killing, though reported on September 12th, actually took place on the evening before, the 11th. The observant will spot that that was the tenth anniversary of 9/11. Muslim jihadis go in for anniversaries. Osama bin Laden chose 9/11 because it is the anniversary of a dire defeat for Islam at the Gates of Vienna in 1683, when Ottoman forces, invading Austria in an aggressive jihad, were defeated by the timely help of King Jan Sobieski of Poland. That was a pivotal event: it prevented Europe from falling to Islam’s conquest at that time. Osama bin Laden’s spectacular attack was carefully timed to balance the account, and renew the world conquest by Islam.

It is not only the date of the killing that has Islamic significance. The victims, too, have a significance: they were Jewish, the race for which Islam’s texts command “animosity and hatred forever” (Koran 60:4), “Be apes despised and hated by all” (2:65), “…those whom Allah has cursed; who have been under His wrath; some of whom were turned into apes and swine” (5:60) and so on. There is no difficulty in perceiving the message there.

The method of killing has an Islamic significance. “Stabbed in the neck” seems to be a police cover-phrase for throat-slitting. Slitting the throat is traditional Islamic halal slaughter, as used for animals. In the Koran Jews are likened to donkeys (62:5) as well as apes. “As for the Jews, you kill them physically”, recommended Abdullah el-Faisal (Undercover Mosque, Channel 4). “Praise be to you, our Lord, you have made our killing of the Jews an act of worship through which we come closer to you”, proclaims an Imam on TV (“Voices of Islam”, by David Horowitz, Frontpage Mag, 16 April 2012). Throat-slitting is apparently a speciality of Muslims in Chechnya.

One of the victims, Brendan Mess, was keen on keeping fit and working out at the gym. The instructor there remembers one of his ace boxers introducing him as “my best friend”. Who was that ace boxer? It was a Chechen Muslim named Tamerlan Tsarnaev, fit, strong, and an accomplished fight-winner. As a youth he had been granted asylum with his parents and younger brother as refugees. He had been helped with state schooling, college scholarship, welfare, and so on, and was married with a young child. Tamerlan Tsarnaev, police found recently in enquiries that could have been made at the time, had previously been a user of alcohol, forbidden by Islam, and of tobacco, but since becoming a much more hard-line observant Muslim, had given up both of them. His younger brother, Dzokhar, apparently had been a user of marijuana. Tsarnaev had been observantly attending the Boston mosque (associated with hard-line jihadi speakers), and had a police record for being physically violent to his American-born wife to oblige her to wear the hijab.

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Islam is Government

I’ve often said in this space that Islam is not a religion, but a totalitarian political system with a quasi-religious superstructure. In the following essay Michael Copeland cites authoritative sources to support this thesis.

Islam is Government

by Michael Copeland

Islam is government. This sober reality is so important that it deserves to be repeated, with no distractions:

Islam is government.

Culpably and very reprehensibly, Western leaders fail to warn the public of this serious concern, and persist in treating Islam as a matter only of worship. Islam, though, is emphatically NOT restricted to worship. It concerns very public matters — territory, criminal law, punishments, marital law, restrictions on speech, second-class status for non-Muslims, rules of dress, diet and fasting — inflicted on all — and a host of other details. More than that, it contains the built-in command that it be imposed over everyone — by force if needed. The imperative is that it must displace all other systems. Our politicians have given us no inkling of this, and very probably have no inkling themselves.

Islam is a system

“Islam is the perfect system for all mankind”, says the placard. “System” here means system of rules, of laws, namely, government. The system is, in Tariq Ramadan’s favoured phrase, “all-encompassing”, that is to say, totalitarian. Though billed as “a” total system there is no choice available. Islam is THE ONLY system permitted: “If anyone desire” [a system] “other than Islam never will it be accepted of him”, says Koran 3:85, part of Islamic law. Islam’s system is neither inclusive nor tolerant:

“My religion doesn’t tolerate other religion. It doesn’t tolerate”, … “The only one law …anywhere… has to be Islam”,

says the cleric Abu Bakr, in Australia. Membership is compulsory. There is no private conscience in Islam. The Egyptian sheikh Yassir al-Burhani makes this clear in an interview:

“…is it the right of the Muslim to convert to Christianity or another religion?”

“Of course this is not a right.”

For anyone who leaves Islam the penalty is death: leaving is treated as treason against the government. Any vigilante can perform the killing: there is no penalty, “since it is killing someone who deserves to die” (Manual of Islamic Law, Reliance of the Traveller, o8.4).

The revered 20th-century Pakistani scholar Maududi explains:

“Islam is not a ‘religion’ in the sense this term is commonly understood. It is a system encompassing all fields of living. Islam means politics, economics, legislation, science, humanism, health, psychology and sociology. No one can regard any field of his affairs as personal and private. The Islamic State bears a kind of resemblance to the Fascist and Communist states.”

Islam, the system, has a prayer component which makes it also a religion, and the two are inseparably conjoined. In Mohammed’s day the leader ruled through the mosque: there was no distinction between mosque and state. The threat of everlasting divine hellfire is what gave the law its power. Islam has not undergone change since. It continues to meld the two together in one. Scholar Dr. J.S. Idris of Sudan confirms,

“Separation of mosque and state is not an option.”

Islam’s system is a rival system

Islam has no use for man-made legislation: its laws, Sharia, are already established and unchangeable, and have to be enforced.

Dr. Ijaz Mian in Derby, UK, told his mosque listeners:

“… you have to live like a state-within-a-state — until you take over. There will be no House of Commons.”

Islam also has no use for nation states:

“The Muslim nation is one nation, to the exclusion of all others”,

reads the placard in an Oxford Street pro-Sharia march (ThinkAfricaPress at 0.31).

It is through the mosques that Islam administers its government.

Islam’s system is hostile to the West

The Islamic system of government, as applied in mosques, is hostile to Western laws. It is instructed as intrinsically superior to them, being not man-made, but from Allah. The Islamic system has no room for any other system. Democracy, monarchy, republic, communism, all must be made to yield to the Global Caliphate under Islam. Muslims are under a duty to impose Islam’s system, Sharia, on non-Muslims. Hear what spokesmen say:

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The New Untermensch (And Some Old Ones, Too)

Our Israeli correspondent MC weighs in on the Black Lives Matter phenomenon and associated battlefronts in the Culture Wars.

The new Untermensch (and some old ones, too)

by MC

Black lives may matter, but not, it seems, if they are either Jewish or if they are still happen to be in the womb. So it is now official: there are certain classes of people who are less equal than others; and, of course, snowy is one of them. But this time the pigs are in trouble, too, and it is the black sheep who rule.

‘Untermensch’ was a German word used by the Nazi party to describe people that they did not like: Jews, Slavs, gypsies and others. In the Nazi parlance it is much more nuanced than just the literal translation of ‘less than human’. It also implied ‘dangerous’ in a eugenic context, as in polluting the ‘Aryan’ phenotype . They also did not like Africans, Asians and Muslims, but for political reasons had to pretend to accommodate them. Africans were not really relevant and the Japanese and ‘Palestinians’ had to be treated as allies for political reasons.

To clarify the above , I use ‘Palestinian’ in its modern context, but in WW2 one might have called them Pan-Arab Nationalists, followers of Haj Amin Al Husseini, an ardent Nazi and founder of Fatah and the PLO (now the Palestinian Authority).

Because of the confusion between political ‘left’ and political ‘right’, there is a problem of nomenclature with BLM. It is a race-based movement, very similar to the Nazi movement but lacking the nationalism of the Nazis, or rather, paying heed to a ‘Nation of Farrakhan’, where Louis Farrakhan is a kind of race-based cult using the name of Islam as an image enhancement.

In the USA the ‘woke’ movement is using race, and particularly skin colour, to divide the American people, whereas the Communists traditionally used class, which was only relevant in Europe. This flexibility demonstrates just how close Nazi socialism and Communist socialism are.

So the USA now has a pseudo-Nazi political religion which is currently as untouchable as a First World War trench system, surrounded as it was by the old barbed wire upon which it is all so easy to get oneself hung.

The German Nazis showed how easily democracy could be destroyed by an extreme party which, because ‘the ends justify the means’, could lie, cheat and steal in order to exploit democratic vulnerabilities, and thus end the democratic process and replace it with tyranny. Democracy requires that participants to be willing to defend democracy by undemocratic means if necessary, but that the participants believe in the overall benefit of democracy.

The particular vulnerability that the Nazis exploited was that the role of Chancellor and of President could, under the Weimar constitution be held by one person, thus giving the one person, in this case Adolf Hitler, plenipotentiary powers to dismiss the Reichstag and rule by executive decree.

The US Constitution is a lot more difficult to crunch, and the separation of powers inbuilt into the system means that no one person can hold ultimate power. But we are seeing before us a wholesale attempt to bring down any form of constitutional government and replace it with a one-party system. Although the Democrat Party appears to be the vehicle for this, hijacking the Democrat party has been part of the process.

The vulnerable points of the Constitution are the respective roles of the Supreme Court and the role (or non-role as the case may be) of the media as the established major critic of balanced government policy and the purveyor valid information to the people.

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COVID on ICE

Before we resume our regularly-scheduled programming, I’d like to pay another visit to the Farmville Detention Center.

I wrote last December about the immigrant holding facility known as the Farmville Detention Center, located not far from here in Farmville, Virginia. It’s operated by Immigration Centers of America, a contractor for Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The center’s inmates, mostly Hispanics and Haitians, enjoy cushy living conditions at taxpayers’ expense.

Since the Coronamadness set in last March, the price tag on the culture-enrichers’ lodgings must have increased drastically, based on the article below from The Farmville Herald. Each inmate is now receiving a medical checkup twice daily.

The most interesting thing about the story, however, is the incidence of symptoms of the Wuhan Coronavirus among the detainees who tested positive for the disease. The headline tells us that 74% of the culture-enrichers have tested positive, which is 268 people. Buried much deeper in the story is the fact that only three migrants — 1.1% of those tested, or 0.8% of the population of the facility — have been hospitalized with serious symptoms, and none of those has died.

The only reason ICE ordered general testing at the center was the fact that three cases of the coronavirus — possible the same three who were hospitalized — appeared among a group of newly-arrived residents who were under quarantine. That is, hundreds of the center’s inmates had already been infected with the disease without showing any symptoms.

A reminder: we’re talking about COVID-19, a disease that is more dangerous than the Spanish Flu, the bubonic plague, and the Black Death combined. A disease that is so virulent that it spread like wildfire among a group of immigrants detained in a closed facility. A disease that is so deadly that none of them knew they had it.

The American people — and not just Americans, but the whole world — are being massively hoaxed about the ChiCom flu. The populace has been indoctrinated to be so frightened of it that millions of people hide in their homes, or venture out in terror, screaming at anyone who isn’t wearing a mask or who gets too close. The economies of Western countries have been wrecked by the lockdowns, more of which are coming as the “second wave” sets in just time for the fall campaign season.

The virus is real, but the official reaction to it, especially as purveyed by the media, is an artificial construct created for political ends.

Below are some excerpts from the article in the Herald:

74% of Farmville ICE detainees positive for COVID

by Alexa Massey

After testing all the detainees of the U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) at the Immigration Centers of America (ICA) Farmville Detention Center, 74% have tested positive for the coronavirus, with 71 test results pending.

ICE Public Affairs Specialist Kate Pote said Tuesday, July 14, ICA Farmville offered testing to all of its detainees from Wednesday, July 1, to Friday, July 3. 359 of the center’s 360 inmates were tested, with only one detainee declining testing.

Of those 359 detainees, 268 have tested positive. 20 have tested negative, and 71 test results are pending.

Officials said Tuesday three detainees were actively hospitalized due to complications with COVID-19, but in stable condition. Pote added the majority of others who tested positive are asymptomatic, but are being closely monitored and are receiving appropriate medical care.

Detainees who have tested negative will be retested and are being held separately from positive detainees.

Medical checks, according to officials, are being done twice daily, including a temperature screening and medication disbursement.

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History Quiz

QUIZ

by Michael Copeland

(Originally published at LibertyGB)

(Clue: one answer fits all.)

1.   What made it essential to fortify the Vatican?
2.   What triggered the founding of the defensive Knights Templar?
3.   What caused the beheading of the 800 men of Otranto, Italy?
4.   What led Columbus and his backers to explore westwards?
5.   What caused the Hindu Kush (Kush meaning ‘slaughter’)?
6.   What do the turbans of pantomime pirates denote?
7.   What made Istanbul’s Basilica of Holy Wisdom cease to be a church?
8.   What caused the kidnapping of the women and children of Baltimore, Ireland?
9.   What caused the USA to establish the Marine Corps?
10.   What caused the genocide of Armenians?
11.   What caused Salman Rushdie to need armed guards?
12.   What is “incompatible with the fundamental principles of democracy”?
 

For previous essays by Michael Copeland, see the Michael Copeland Archives.

Bombs Bursting in Air

Happy Independence Day, everyone!

This may be the last 4th of July that is celebrated according to time-honored custom. The Woke Brigades are well on the way to victory in the culture wars, and they have determined that Independence Day is a WAYCIST occasion. The intention seems to be to elevate “Juneteenth” to fill the void left by removing our major midsummer holiday. Which is interesting, because all the statues of Abraham Lincoln are being pulled down, so we will be celebrating Emancipation without acknowledging the Emancipator.

There may be more than usual number of bombs bursting in air today, if the BLAMtifa battalions make good on their promise to inflict major damage at various prominent public locations. However, the last time I looked at the news, everything seemed to be proceeding more or less normally.

I’ll be hanging around here for a while performing my normal functions, and then I’m going to visit some friends for a traditional 4th of July celebration that involves burgers and adult beverages.

Dig ya later!