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    Quote Originally Posted by jagdmesser View Post
    Remarkable how many diverse groups are aware of the NWO, global push for world dictatorship under the guise of 'good government'.
    The usual guise is tolerance, diversity and multiculturalism. The corona hype serves as a pretext to supersede existing laws and legislation and to implement new measures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voice of Europe
    Denmark and Norway close borders for everyone but ‘asylum seekers’



    The Nordic countries – some more than others – have started to put measures in place to combat coronavirus.

    While Sweden, Finland, and Iceland still have open borders, Denmark and Norway have closed their borders – except for the so-called ‘asylum seekers’ – despite the fact that many of them have come from coronavirus infested areas in northern Italy, Danish daily newspaper Berlingske reports.

    “Denmark cannot just close the borders for asylum seekers. We are bound to the Dublin Convention and it means that we must accept and grant access to Denmark for asylum seekers and then subsequently assess which country is responsible for processing the asylum application under the Dublin Regulation,” Louise Holck, Deputy Director at the Department of Human Rights told reporters from Berlingske.

    According to Louise Holck, that assessment is not about maintaining the relationship with Germany in particular, from where many of the asylum seekers come from when traveling to Denmark.

    Mattias Tesfaye, Denmark’s Minister of Immigration, says that police will drive the ‘asylum seekers to the Sandholm migrant camp.

    “The whole community must try to avoid the spread of infection. That is why we have also taken a number of steps and initiatives in the area of ​​asylum. Normally, asylum seekers will travel by public transport from the border to Center Sandholm in North Själland,” Tesfaye said.

    “But from now on, the police will be responsible for this transport. At Center Sandholm, all new asylum seekers will be checked for health, as well as special quarantine facilities available,” the immigration minister continued.

    “Asylum seekers will, of course, be quarantined according to the applicable criteria, if needed. Fortunately, the number of asylum seekers is at a very low level now.”

    More reasonable politicians like Peter Skaarup of the populist Danish People’s Party have criticized the government’s policy harshly

    “This has developed into madness!” Skaarup told the news site Den Korte Avis.

    “First, it is foolish not to allow the border closure to include asylum seekers, and especially now in the current situation of the danger of spreading infection,” Skaarup added.

    “And secondly, using the police to drive asylum seekers from Southern Jylland to North Själland is quite a challenge, thus exposing the police officers to the danger of infection.”

    Skaarup also aptly notes that it’s often nearly impossible to find out where the ‘asylum seekers’ have originated from.

    “No one can tell if they come from some of the hardest-hit areas. We often find that they either refuse to disclose where they come from or they have thrown away their passports,” Skaarup said.

    In Norway, the government will not allow people without residence permits into the country for ten days, NRK reports.

    But one group will still be allowed to enter: ‘asylum seekers’.
    Source: Voice of Europe

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    Coronavirus will bankrupt more people than it kills — and that's the real global emergency



    Coronavirus’s economic danger is exponentially greater than its health risks to the public. If the virus does directly affect your life, it is most likely to be through stopping you going to work, forcing your employer to make you redundant, or bankrupting your business.

    The trillions of dollars wiped from financial markets this week will be just the beginning, if our governments do not step in. And if President Trump continues to stumble in his handling of the situation, it may well affect his chances of re-election. Joe Biden in particular has identified Covid-19 as a weakness for Trump, promising “steady, reassuring” leadership during America’s hour of need.

    Worldwide, Covid-19 has killed 4,389 with 31 US deaths as of today. But it will economically cripple millions, especially since the epidemic has formed a perfect storm with stock market crashes, an oil war between Russia and Saudi Arabia, and the spilling over of an actual war in Syria into another potential migrant crisis.

    We may look back on coronavirus as the moment when the threads that hold the global economy together came unstuck; and startups and growing businesses like mine could end up paying the price.

    Just as important as fighting the virus — if not more important — is vaccinating our economies against the incoming pandemic of panic. Human suffering can come in the form of illness and death. But it can also be experienced as not being able to pay the bills or losing your home.

    Small businesses in particular are struggling as supply chains dry up, leaving them without products or essential materials. Factory closures in China have led to a record low in the country’s Purchasing Manager’s Index which measures manufacturing output. China is the world’s largest exporter and is responsible for a third of global manufacturing, so China’s problem is everyone’s problem — even in the midst of a trade war between the White House and Beijing.

    All this makes it even more worrying that governments continue to see this as a health crisis, not an economic one. It is time the economists took over from the doctors, before the real pandemic spreads.

    It is difficult to imagine Italy not entering a recession (the world’s ninth-largest economy is now on lockdown). It is also difficult to imagine that failing to affect Europe and its largest trading partner, the United States. And it is impossible to see how any of this will not add up to a global downturn, unless governments step in faster and harder than they did 12 years ago during the last financial crisis.

    The stakes are higher this time, because there seems to be a coordinated effort to economically hurt many Western countries, and warn them away from the aggressive trade policies that Trump has so enthusiastically adopted.

    Although China bore the brunt of the virus’s economic and human cost, many in Beijing will see a silver lining in the weakening of the US economy, and a distraction from Trump’s trade wars that appeared to be escalating with no end in sight.

    Almost perfectly synchronized with the coronavirus, a Russia-Saudi oil war has erupted. In the short-term, both Moscow and Riyadh can afford the 30 per cent overnight drop in the oil price. But America’s shale gas business cannot: The more expensive process of fracking means that much of the US oil sector will simply not exist if oil prices stay at historic lows, leading to shut downs, job losses and perhaps even state-level recessions.



    President Trump has pushed through overdue payroll tax cuts and help for hourly workers — measures that will help both employers and employees survive. In the UK, Chancellor Rishi Sunak yesterday unveiled a ‘Coronavirus Budget’. But everyone needs to think bigger if they want to properly deal with how this new factor changes the status quo.

    This is about much more than coronavirus, oil prices, or even the global economy. This is about the balance of power between East and West. The epicenter of this has been, for the last 10 years, Syria. After a decade of conflict on the ground, the face-off seems to have now escalated from proxy war to economic conflict.

    The emerging superpowers of Russia and China witnessed what many saw as American irrelevance in Syria. And they are now trying to cement their vision of a truly multi-polar world. Rather than allowing US ally Saudi Arabia to lead the oil markets through the OPEC cartel, Russia and China want to reshape global markets — and power balances — to their advantage.



    To survive these shifts, the US, UK and others will need to protect the future of their businesses, large and small, and look for opportunities to benefit from the new economic world order, not deny it. Ignoring these changes will be even more damaging than any flu pandemic.
    Source: MSN.com

    Quote Originally Posted by nbcnews
    The U.S. wants smartphone location data to fight coronavirus. Privacy advocates are worried.

    Federal health officials say they could use anonymous, aggregated user data collected by the tech companies to map the spread of the virus.

    The White House and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are asking Facebook, Google and other tech giants to give them greater access to Americans' smartphone location data in order to help them combat the spread of the coronavirus, according to four people at companies involved in the discussions who are not authorized to speak about them publicly.

    Federal health officials say they could use anonymous, aggregated user data collected by the tech companies to map the spread of the virus — a practice known as "syndromic surveillance" — and prevent further infections. They could also use the data to see whether people were practicing "social distancing."

    Some sources stressed that the effort would be anonymized and that government would not have access to specific individuals' locations. They noted that users would be required to opt-in to the effort.

    The federal effort, first reported by The Washington Post, will force the tech giants to weigh their commitments to user privacy against their desire to help combat a disease that has cost thousands of human lives and upended the global economy.



    The government officials have held at least two calls in recent days with representatives from the companies, the sources said. Those officials are "very serious" about making this happen, a person at one of the tech companies said.

    Similar and more aggressive surveillance practices have already been put to use in China, South Korea and Israel. The moves have set off alarm bells among privacy advocates who fear what the government may do with users' data.

    Facebook already provides health researchers and nongovernmental organizations in some countries with anonymized data to help disease prevention efforts. Laura McGorman, policy lead of Facebook's "Data for Good" program, said a similar effort could be used "to understand and help combat the spread of the virus."

    But other sources warned that providing the government with greater access to anonymized location data now could lead to the erosion of individual privacy down the line, especially if the government starts to ask for non-anonymized data.

    Representatives from Facebook, Google, Twitter, Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, IBM and Cisco all took part in the call with White House and federal health officials. Spokespeople for the companies declined to comment on the discussions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by msn.com
    China COVID-19 study: blood type O are more resistant, type A are more susceptible to infection

    A new medical study on the coronavirus in China found that blood type A patients were more susceptible to the infection and tended to develop more severe symptoms, while patients with blood type O seemed more resistant to the disease.

    Medical researchers from across China conducted a preliminary study on different blood groups and resistance to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Blood group patterns of over 2,000 patients infected with the virus in Wuhan and Shenzhen were studied and compared with that of local, healthy population.

    First reported on by the South China Morning Post (SCMP), the study was led by Wang Xinghuan with the Centre for Evidence-Based and Translational Medicine at Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University and involved scientists and doctors from Beijing, Wuhan, Shanghai and Shenzhen.

    The study found that patients from the O blood group had a “significantly lower risk” for COVID-19 and that those with blood type A may be more vulnerable and might need “particularly strengthened personal protection” against the infection.

    From the blood group patterns of more than 2,000 patients studied, the researchers discovered that blood type A patients showed a higher rate of infection and they tended to develop more severe symptoms.

    “Sars-CoV-2-infected patients with blood group A might need to receive more vigilant surveillance and aggressive treatment,” wrote Mr Wang.

    The study also found patients with blood type O were more resistant to the disease.

    “Blood group O had a significantly lower risk for the infectious disease compared with non-O blood groups,” the researchers wrote in a paper published on Medrxiv.org on March 11.

    The blood types of the 206 patients who died from COVID-19 in Wuhan, the epicentre of the virus, were studied. Of the fatalities, 85 had type A blood and 52 had type O. The type A deaths were 63 per cent more than the type O deaths. The study’s authors found that the pattern was present across various age and gender groups.



    Blood types are determined by an “antigen”, which is a material on the surface of red blood cells that can trigger an immune response. The main blood groups were discovered by Austrian biologist Karl Landsteiner in 1901—type A, B, AB and O. The medical breakthrough made blood transfusions safer as patients’ blood types could be matched properly.

    Head researcher Wang noted in the paper that it may be beneficial to “introduce ABO blood typing in both patients and medical personnel as a routine part of the management of Sars-CoV-2 and other coronavirus infections, to help define the management options and assess risk exposure levels of people”.

    The study has yet to be peer reviewed, and researchers noted that there could be risks involved in using the study as a guide for current practices.
    SCMP also reported other experts reactions to the blood type study. Researcher Gao Yingdai of the State Key Laboratory of Experimental Haematology in Tianjin, commented that it could be improved with a larger sample size. Although 2,000 is not a small number, it is tiny in comparison to the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases globally—now over 198,000 people. Ms Gao, who was not involved with the study, noted that the study did not explain the phenomenon properly. There was no mention of the molecular interaction between the coronavirus and different types of red blood cells, said Ms Gao.

    Previous studies have observed blood type differences in other infectious diseases, such as Norwalk virus, hepatitis B and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS).

    Ms Gao acknowledged that while new study “may be helpful to medical professionals, ordinary citizens should not take the statistics too seriously”. Researcher Gao of the Tianjin laboratory said that blood type A persons should not panic, as “it does not mean you will be infected 100 per cent”. Speaking to blood type O individuals, Ms Gao noted that “it does not mean you are absolutely safe, either. You still need to wash your hands and follow the guidelines issued by authorities.”

    While the authors noted that the study was “preliminary” and acknowledged that more research was needed, they also did encourage governments and health centres to take into consideration difference in blood types for medical treatment of COVID-19 patients and when developing measures to mitigate the spread of the virus.
    Source: msn.com

    In other news: Germany and France still refuse to hand over Belgium's seized mouth masks stock to Belgium, despite pinky promising they would in the meantime... Welcome to the real world, Belgium.

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    White People Could Be Sitting Ducks During the Coronavirus Crisis



    The Baltimore mayor is imploring his constituents to stop shooting each other during the pandemic. California is letting out thousands

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    Coronavirus Infections Top 2,000 in Austria, More Border Controls Imposed

    The number of coronavirus cases in Austria topped 2,000 on Thursday and continues to rise at a double digit rate, officials said, though most people are staying at home with widespread travel restrictions in place.

    With the death toll from the spreading virus now at six, the landlocked Alpine republic will extend controls from its borders with Germany, Italy, Switzerland and Liechtenstein to Hungary and Slovenia from Friday, the Health Ministry said.

    Borders remain open only with the Czech Republic and Slovakia under the European Union’s Schengen scheme.

    Border controls have snarled traffic at some crossings with Germany and tailbacks developed on Thursday along the frontier with Hungary due to travel bans imposed by Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s government.

    Serbs, Romanians and Bulgarians, some of them caregivers for elderly Austrians, were especially affected by the delays, Interior Minister Karl Nehammer said.

    City streets have emptied with public transport cut by 90% and the volume of private traffic down by 45%, officials said. Train connections to Switzerland have been suspended, and trains to Germany take only German citizens. {snip}
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    Australia, New Zealand Closing Borders to Foreigners in Bid to Contain Coronavirus

    Australia and New Zealand are shutting their doors to foreigners.

    In separate announcements issued Friday, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said that visitors who are not residents or citizens of their respective countries will soon be turned away at the border — beginning Friday night in Australia, and even sooner in New Zealand.

    Ardern said the travel ban will begin at midnight local time — though exemptions will remain in place for spouses and children of citizens and residents still abroad, as well as key health workers and people traveling to the country for humanitarian reasons.

    {snip}

    “The overwhelming proportion of cases in Australia have been imported,” Morrison told a news conference, adding that about 80% of the cases reported in Australia are the result of overseas travel or contact with someone returning from overseas.
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    Curious how this all will affect the allowing of throngs of alleged "refugees" into Europe?

    I pointed out on Facebook that the average yearly deaths from normal flu were vastly greater ... how average yearly deaths from motor vehicle accidents were greater ... how typical yearly deaths from mosquito-born disease was far greater .............. but in all these cases, nobody pays attention .. nobody even knows ... nobody changes their behavior..... why? because the politicians and media didn't go nuts about it.

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    It is estimated that in the US only one in eleven cases of covid-19 have been detected. The other ten are so mild that most don't suspect they are infected with anything. This is based on the rate of spread of covid-19 versus confirmed cases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ćmeric View Post
    It is estimated that in the US only one in eleven cases of covid-19 have been detected. The other ten are so mild that most don't suspect they are infected with anything. This is based on the rate of spread of covid-19 versus confirmed cases.
    We are currently doing a test in Iceland where people displaying no symptoms can get tested if they carry SARS-CoV-2. After several thousand being tested it turns out that 9 out of 10 infected do not show any symptoms at all or just mild cold symptoms; and 1% of the total population is infected. These findings apply to most likely a lot of countries.
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    Seems to be very fake news, very fake and very stupid:

    Quote Originally Posted by Rolling Stone
    How Social Distancing Could Lead to a Spike in White Nationalism:
    “We are seeing a huge uptick” in rhetoric from hate groups during the pandemic, said one expert on a call with the SPLC




    Anti-extremism experts are “quite concerned” about hateful rhetoric spiking in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic — not just because of a rise in anti-Asian sentiment related to the virus, but also due to people in self-quarantine being more exposed to extremist movements online.

    During a call with reporters to discuss the findings of the annual Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) “Year in Hate” report, anti-extremism experts spoke at length about their concerns about violent white-nationalist rhetoric mounting in the midst of the pandemic, fueled in part by actions taken by the Trump administration.

    “We are seeing a huge uptick” in such rhetoric, said Eric Ward, executive director of the Western States Center. “A lot of it is happening on YouTube platforms and videos and others, at a time where much of the country is sheltering in place or practicing social distancing. Ironically, it will serve to give these individuals much more access [to an audience] than they would normally have.”

    Ward also spoke to mounting anti-Asian sentiment in the midst of the panic over the pandemic, as exemplified by two recent hate-crime arrests in New York City and increased reports of discrimination against Asian people in Portland, Oregon. A recent report of a Trump administration official referring to the virus as “Kung flu” to a reporter of Asian descent has arguably added fuel to the fire.

    “Certainly you’re beginning to see a rise of anti-Asian violence, but to be clear it is not happening in a vacuum,” he said. “We have an irresponsible president who is continuing to refer to COVID-19 as a Chinese virus. That is intentional, and in a time of great panic and fear that will only lead to physical violence being expressed.

    “We can fully anticipate to see a rise in anti-Asian violence in the U.S. unless our elected officials speak out very clearly that that type of rhetoric and behavior simply won’t be tolerated,” he added.

    Anti-extremism experts also pointed out that in addition to anti-Asian sentiment, anti-Semitic sentiment has also been widespread in the midst of the pandemic. Much of the rhetoric has focused on either conspiracy theories about COVID-19’s origin centering on Jewish philanthropist George Soros, or Jewish communities where the virus took root, such as in New Rochelle, New York.

    “This is a time where vulnerable communities are going to continue to be targeted, and we need to be looking closely at how the administration is responding,” said Madihha Ahussain, special counsel for anti-Muslim bigotry at Muslim Advocates.

    Anti-extremism experts expressed concern about the impact the COVID-19 pandemic would have on hate groups’ ability to recruit and radicalize new members. While Ward noted that he had not seen an increase in rhetoric from accelerationist groups in recent weeks — a term for a splinter group of extremists that pushes for violence to bring about societal overhaul — “this is the kind of thing that folks who espouse neo-accelerationist ideology are looking for,” he said. “They want to capitalize on crisis and chaos.” (Indeed, one tweet shared with Rolling Stone shows a screen-grab of a Telegram thread in which ecofascists theorize about targeting electricity systems in areas where people are quarantined for this purpose.)

    The SPLC annual report documents the number of active hate groups in the United States. According to the report, while the number of hate groups has dropped slightly over the past year, from an all-time high of 1,020 in 2018 to 940 in 2019, the number of anti-LGBTQ groups in particular, though, has risen by nearly 44 percent.

    Shannon Minter, legal director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights, said this increase has been taking place in concert with a rise in anti-LGBTQ (particularly anti-transgender) state legislation, such as a law preventing transgender children from joining sports teams that passed the Idaho Legislature earlier this week.

    “It’s honestly quite shocking. It goes beyond what we’ve seen with the Trump administration initially focusing on rolling back protections,” Minter said. “Now, I think we’re entering a new phase of actually targeting LGBT people that is very much at the moment focused on transgender people, and these laws would single them out for exclusion, which is very dangerous.”
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    Dianne Feinstein, 3 Senate colleagues sold off stocks before coronavirus crash: reports



    Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California and three of her Senate colleagues reported selling off stocks worth millions of dollars in the days before the coronavirus outbreak crashed the market, according to reports.

    The data is listed on a U.S. Senate website containing financial disclosures from Senate members.

    Feinstein, who serves as ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and her husband sold between $1.5 million and $6 million in stock in California biotech company Allogene Therapeutics, between Jan. 31 and Feb. 18, The New York Times reported.

    Feinstein defended herself in a series of tweets on Friday, saying she has "no control" over her assets and the stocks in question were her husband's transactions.

    "During my Senate career I’ve held all assets in a blind trust of which I have no control. Reports that I sold any assets are incorrect, as are reports that I was at a January 24 briefing on coronavirus, which I was unable to attend," she tweeted.

    "Under Senate rules I report my husband's financial transactions. I have no input into his decisions. My husband in January and February sold shares of a cancer therapy company. This company is unrelated to any work on the coronavirus and the sale was unrelated to the situation."

    When questioned by the newspaper, a spokesman for the Democrat from San Francisco also said Feinstein wasn’t directly involved in the sale.

    “All of Senator Feinstein’s assets are in a blind trust,” the spokesman, Tom Mentzer, told the Times. “She has no involvement in her husband’s financial decisions.”

    Reports identified the three other senators as Richard Burr of North Carolina, Kelly Loeffler of Georgia and James Inhofe of Oklahoma, all Republicans.

    Burr, chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, used more than 30 transactions to dump between $628,000 and $1.72 million on Feb. 13, according to ProPublica.

    The report said the transactions involved a significant percentage of the senator’s holdings and took place about a week before the impact of the virus outbreak sent stock prices plunging to the point where gains made during President Trump’s term in office were largely erased.

    “Senator Burr filed a financial disclosure form for personal transactions made several weeks before the U.S. and financial markets showed signs of volatility due to the growing coronavirus outbreak,” a Burr spokesperson said. “As the situation continues to evolve daily, he has been deeply concerned by the steep and sudden toll this pandemic is taking on our economy.”

    On Friday, the senator tweeted an updated statement saying he relied only on "public news reports" to guide his decision on the sale. Still, he said he's asked for a Senate Ethics Committee review of his actions.

    Burr was an author of the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act, a law that helps determine the federal response to situations such as the coronavirus outbreak, ProPublica reported. Burr’s office would not comment on what kind of information Burr might have received about coronavirus prior to his stock sales, the outlet reported.

    NPR reported that Burr made ominous comments about coronavirus behind closed doors last month.

    “There’s one thing that I can tell you about this: It is much more aggressive in its transmission than anything that we have seen in recent history,” Burr said at a Feb. 27 meeting of business leaders in Washington. “It is probably more akin to the 1918 pandemic.”

    Loeffler was appointed to the Senate in December by Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp after incumbent Sen. Johnny Isakson resigned because of health issues – despite allies of President Trump having urged Kemp to select Rep. Doug Collins instead.

    Loeffler and her husband, Jeffrey Sprecher, chairman of the New York Stock Exchange, sold stock Jan. 24, the same day she sat in on a briefing from two members of Trump’s Coronavirus Task Force, The Daily Beast reported.

    Between that day and Feb. 14, the couple sold stock worth a total between $1.2 million and $3.1 million, the report said. In addition to the sales, they also purchased stock in a maker of software that helps people work at home – just before millions of Americans were forced to leave their offices because of the outbreak, the report said.

    Loeffler slammed the Daily Beast report as a "ridiculous and baseless attack" in a pair of late-night tweets.

    "This is a ridiculous and baseless attack. I do not make investment decisions for my portfolio. Investment decisions are made by multiple third-party advisors without my or my husband's knowledge or involvement," Loeffler wrote. "As confirmed in the periodic transaction report to Senate Ethics, I was informed of these purchases and sales on February 16, 2020 — three weeks after they were made."

    In an interview Friday with Fox News’ Ed Henry, Loeffler again said any claim of insider trading is “absolutely false.”

    She added, “I’m not involved in the decisions” of buying and selling, while saying she’d cooperate if any investigation is launched.

    Inhofe sold as much as $400,000 in stock all on Jan. 27, in companies such as PayPal, Apple and real estate company Brookfield Asset Management, The New York Times reported.

    But in a written statement, Inhofe pushed back by saying he was not at a late January briefing and, further, does not have involvement in investment choices.

    The statement said: “The New York Times allegations are completely baseless and 100 percent false. I was not at the briefing on January 24. I was meeting with pro-life kids from Oklahoma here for the March for Life and the new nominee to be U.S. Ambassador to Tanzania. I do not have any involvement in my investment decisions. In December 2018, shortly after becoming chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, I instructed my financial advisor to move me out of all stocks and into mutual funds to avoid any appearance of controversy. My advisor has been doing so faithfully since that time and I am not aware of or consulted about any transactions.”
    Source: Foxnews

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    Desperate Americans Are Flooding Into Mexico To Buy Toilet Paper, Food, And Water



    Northern Baja has been inundated by Americans in search of toilet paper, water, food, and other items as US stores struggle to keep up with demand.

    According to the Border Report, in the last few days, lines hundreds of people long have started wrapping around the Costco in Tijuana an hour before it opens as Americans cross the border in droves to buy products they can't find in US stores.

    One of those is a woman who works at a Costco in the US. She drove more than 2 hours to cross the border because she couldn't get water, toilet paper, bread, and other staples at the Costco where she works or any of the stores around her.

    So far, the Mexican stores have been able to keep up with demand, but Americans may not be able to access the supplies for much longer, as plans move forward to shut down the border to non essential traffic.

    Twitter user Chicano Marine had this to say: "Karma is a Bitch."

    Let's hope this difficult time inspires a renewed appreciation for our neighbors and teaches us the importance of international cooperation and goodwill.
    Source: wearelatinlive

    In response to the last article I would have to say that while this is the sort of nonsense liberals and Mexicans love eat up, governments are closing borders exactly because they want to avoid behaviour like this amongst other things, it happens in Europe as well. It's unnecessary and harmful. If anything, it's an argument for the wall, not against it. And Texans and company going shopping in another country for a few hours is not the same thing as permanently migrating to it, obviously - Mexicans are welcome to shop in the border area too, as long as they pay for what they bring home. But in the NPC-mind none of this matters, they just see Al Gore's predictions becoming reality.

    As for the Belgian mouthmask stock saga: since it's every country for themselves now, Belgium's civil protection currently confiscates any mouth mask produced in this country, and then the military transports them to bases around the country, where they're guarded - together with our last 120 rolls of toilet paper.
    “Only the lower natures forget themselves and become something new. Thus the butterfly has entirely forgotten that it was a caterpillar, perhaps it may in turn so entirely forget it was a butterfly that it becomes a fish.” - Kierkegaard, Fear and Trembling

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