The Value of Life in a Pandemic

The Value of Life in a Pandemic

As of the morning of April 23, 2020, 47,992 Americans have died of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus sweeping across the earth.  The first known US death from COVID-19 was on February 6, 2020, so all of the 47,992 died in slightly less than 2 ½ months.  In comparison, the 15-year US military death toll in the Vietnam War, from 1961-1975, was 58,220.  On April 22nd, my 86-year-old aunt became one of those COVID-19 death statistics.

Over the past several days, we’ve been hearing calls for reopening the government.

Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick said, “There are more important things than living.” when asked about the dangers of reopening the state too early.  Indiana Representative Trey Hollingsworth said about the potential loss of life that “it is the lesser of these two evils” in calling for reopening the economy.

In a 25-minute interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman called for opening the casinos on the Las Vegas Strip, without offering any plan for social distancing or other safety measures.  Instead, she said she offered to use the crowded casinos as a “control group” to test what going back to normal conditions would do to the local coronavirus infection and death rates.  When Cooper asked her if she would be on the casino floors each night, showing the world that it was safe, she deflected the question. Once again, as has happened over and over again in history, the rich and powerful are ready to sacrifice other people’s children, parents, siblings, relatives, and friends to protect their fortunes and power.

The Value of Life in a Pandemic

Mindy Schwartz is a blogger, life-long political activist, pet nutritionist, wife, daughter, DogMom, DemCast California Content Captain, and Jew. She is equally proud of all of those roles.

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FBI Tracking Russian Bots On Day Of US Elections

Gronda Morin

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Long before the FBI, CIA, DNI and NSA figured out that Russia was bombarding social media with an avalanche of disinformation, fake news and bots, a fellow blogger, Rob Goldstein of Art by Rob Goldstein.com had been sounding the alarms about this issue for several months in advance of the US presidential election day. And others including myself picked up on the mantle.

Tidbit: In months July/ August 2017 watch groups have noted a 5300% increase in Russian bots/ trolls demanding the firing of the NSA secretary, General H.R. McMaster.

Image result for photos of fbi dni fbi nsa talking w president obamaHere’s the rest of the story…

On August 4, 2017, Shimon Prokupezc, Pamela Brown and Evan Perez of CNN penned the following report, “Exclusive: FBI tracked ‘fake news’ believed to be from Russia on Election Day.”

Excerpts:

“The FBI monitored social media on Election Day last year in an effort to track a suspected Russian disinformation campaign utilizing “fake…

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Fox News Under FBI Counterintelligence Investigation

from Louise Mensch

Patribotics

Sources with links to the justice department report that Fox News is under an FBI counterintelligence investigation for co-ordinating with the Kremlin in broadcasting propaganda.

While the First Amendment guarantees freedom of speech and journalistic freedom, sources say that signals intelligence gathered from so-called ‘incidental collection,’ such as NSA collection on Sputnik and Russia Today,  which is ongoing.

Specifically, Sean Hannity is on signals intelligence co-ordinating his pro-Trump message with organs of the Russian state, such as RT, Sputnik, Wikileaks and Julian Assange. However, emails co-ordinating messaging with registered agents of the Russian state are said to exist from more shows than that of Sean Hannity.

Furthermore, sources familiar with the matter say that the FBI is actively considering a referral to the FCC, in addition to any criminal prosecutions that may result for individuals not registering under FARA for coordinating with official agents of the Russian state.

Patribotics hopes to…

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Comey May Have Based A Lot Of His Actions In The Clinton Email Case On A Fake New’s Memo

It’s important to know that some of the documents used against Clinton were frauds. From what I’ve read the use of fraudulent documents is standard in Russian propaganda campaigns.

Gronda Morin

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My thoughts as to the competency of the FBI Director James Comey have vacillated back and forth from being very unfavorable to favorable.

I had been very critical of the FBI director when he stepped out of the bounds of the FBI’s own long established standards and regulations as he publicly commented in July 2016 about the closed Hillary Clinton email scandal case while she was secretary of state (2009-2013). This narrative on a closed case without an indictment is supposed to be verboten as per FBI rules.

Image result for PHOTOS OF MR COMEY AND HILLARY CLINTONAnd then my ire was really raised when he wrote the October 28, 2016 October surprise letter indicating that newly discovered Hillary Clinton emails were being reviewed within days of the 2016 presidential election date. This was done without his FBI office even taking a peek at these emails and with just a couple days left, he announced that the emails…

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