While GMU economist Tyler Cowen may have dismissed the idea of more pandemic lockdowns as being “a straw man” and saying that the extreme measures that started in March of this year “are now behind us,” it seems that governors and other politicians around the country have failed to get the message.
More and more states have begun to once again impose ruinous lockdowns. The media and Twitter are filled with self-righteous scolds shrieking about the impending doom of families gathering together for Thanksgiving. CNN host Jake Tapper suggested that “Christmas is probably not gonna be possible.”
If such people had their way, everyone would remain under veritable house arrest and not see anyone else for months or even years, as the duration of such onerous impositions has gone from “fifteen days to slow the spread” to months or even years into the future. That such ideas are even being considered demonstrates just how out of touch with human reality much of our “expert” class and their hordes of lemming-like followers are.
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Project Veritas has released a video with USPS whistleblower Richard Hopkins asserting that he did not recant his allegations of election fraud, a lie that was published by the Washington Post.
Additionally, the organization posted recordings of federal agents attempting to coerce and intimidate Hopkins into recanting.
Hopkins made major waves when he went on record about Postmaster Rob Weisenbach’s orders to backdate ballots to November 3rd in Erie, Pennsylvania, so that late ballots would be accepted.
Mail-in ballots must be postmarked by Election Day to be considered valid and counted, per US law.
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For the second time in October, France has been hit with grisly knife attacks, forcing government officials to warn that more of these terror fueled incidents by “Islamist ideology” are coming.
The latest attack occurred in the French city of Nice on Thursday. Three people were stabbed to death at a church. While an investigation is underway, French President Emmanuel Macron was quick to say the French people are under attack by “Islamist and terrorist madness.”
Thursday’s killings follow the gruesome beheading of schoolteacher Samuel Paty in a northern Paris suburb earlier this month. A Chechen refugee beheaded Paty after he showed his students cartoons of prophet Muhammad in a freedom of expression lesson.
Besides Macron’s warning, Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin told RTL radio on Friday, quoted by RT News, that the country must be prepared for future attacks as it battles Islamic extremism.
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Another 9/11-style attack may be just around the corner if Joe Biden is elected president, warns Noor bin Ladin, the niece of Sept. 11 terror mastermind Osama bin Laden.
“ISIS proliferated under the Obama/Biden administration, leading to them coming to Europe. Trump has shown he protects America and us by extension from foreign threats by obliterating terrorists at the root and before they get a chance to strike,” bin Ladin, 33, told The Post in her first-ever interview.
Bin Ladin (whose branch of the family has always spelled their name differently than her infamous uncle) lives in Switzerland but said she considers herself “an American at heart.” A full size US flag hung in her childhood room at age 12 and her dream vacation is an RV trip across America.
The stunning, Swiss-born bin Ladin says she is all in for Trump in 2020, calling the election the most important in a generation.
“I have been a supporter of President Trump since he announced he was running in the early days in 2015. I have watched from afar and I admire this man’s resolve,” she said. “He must be reelected … It’s vital for the future of not only America, but western civilization as a whole.”
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Actually, I have had enough. So should you have had enough. The time has come for real discontent, or there will be no end to our mistreatment and humiliation by this Government.
To call these people incompetent would be to pay them an over-generous compliment. We shall see in a minute what might be a better word.
This is not personal grievance. By great good fortune, I managed a swift holiday a few weeks ago, and was not caught by any sudden Government panic measure, though the holiday itself, in places I love, was a sad shadow of what it would once have been.
So my anger about the crazy quarantining of travellers to France is not self-interested.
This heartless smashing of the simple pleasures of thousands is a futile act of spite. Do you know how many people officially died of Covid-19 in France during the past week? Fewer than 80.
In April, official deaths in that country peaked at more than 1,400 in a single day.
A UK sociology professor has penned an impassioned editorial calling for governments to stop “terrorising” people with extreme reactionary measures in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, saying that a “sense of proportion” is desperately needed.
Writing in the Express, Robert Dingwall, professor of sociology at Nottingham Trent University, called the virus a “nasty infection” that “simply brought deaths forward be a few weeks”.
“Covid-19 has been linked to about 50,000 deaths in the first 16 weeks of the UK pandemic – but about 1,000 people normally die every week,” the professor urges.
“In the past five weeks, fewer than usual have died. Covid-19 simply bought deaths forward by a few weeks or months,” Dingwall adds, noting that over 80% of victims all had serious underlying conditions anyway.
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Update: The United Nations has removed its tweet supporting Antifa after 24 hours.
Original story appears below:
The United Nations came to the defense of Antifa, slamming President Trump for labeling the violent far-left group as a terrorist organization because it violates its “right to peaceful assembly.”
The United Nations Office at Geneva, Switzerland (UNOG) posted Antifa’s flag on its official Twitter account Friday, claiming that a group of “human rights experts” condemned the Trump administration’s decision to classify Antifa as a terrorist group because that violates their First Amendment rights.
“UN #HumanRights experts express profound concern over a recent statement by the US Attorney-General describing #Antifa and other anti-fascist activists as domestic terrorists, saying it undermines the rights to freedom of expression and of peaceful assembly in the country,” the globalist body tweeted.
For years, leftist and Muslim academics have ensured that all college and university courses about Islam and the Middle East were essentially vehicles for dawah, Islamic proselytizing, and that they covered up any connection between Islam and the jihad terrorist violence committed in its name and in accord with its teachings. H0wever, Nicholas Damask of Scottsdale Community College stepped off the reservation, and now Hamas-CAIR is determined to destroy him for it. And note how they’re doing it: telling the truth about Islam and jihad, about how terrorists justify their actions from Islamic texts and teachings, is “poisoning the minds of students.” Damask used the work of counterterror analyst Walid Phares, and so Hamas-CAIR invokes its previous smears of Phares to suggest that he is not a reliable authority, and only the deceptive Islamic apologists who lie about Islam are to be consulted.
This suit should be thrown out immediately on the grounds of academic freedom and the freedom of speech, in addition to the fact that everything Damask taught was accurate. But the left so dominates the courts these days that this suit may well succeed.
Saturday on CNN, while showing split-screen coverage of looting in Los Angeles and fires in Washington, D.C. tied to civil unrest underway committed in the name of the George Floyd, anchor Don Lemon editorialized about the scene.
Lemon suggested the events could be a “mechanism” to reorganize the country.
“We don’t know what’s happening in this country right now,” Lemon said. “Perhaps this is some sort of mechanism for a restructure in our country or some sort of change in our country for us to deal with whatever we need to deal with in this country as we look at pictures on the right of burning and pictures on the left of looting.”
He went on to lament the situation but said it could be indicative of those with “no other option” and “nothing left to lose.”
“This is quite actually sad to watch,” he said. “And it is an indication indicative of the pain and the sadness in this country — of people who feel they have no other alternative but to exhibit this behavior in our country, no other option. When you have nothing to lose, you have nothing to lose. ”
Lemon went on to call on leaders in the political and entertainment realms to address the situation.
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