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TOCB
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I FEEL like something is different this time. I HOPE George Floyd is the LAST involuntary martyr for racial injustice in the United States and socioeconomic injustice on Earth.

When I see SO MANY young people protesting (mostly peacefully) this murder, and so many chiefs of police and public officials openly acknowledge that this has been going on for over FOUR HUNDRED YEARS in the United States, AND it is TIME to CHANGE, I am ENCOURAGED. I think this DIFFERENT reaction to the murder of George Floyd is because the Earth has changed. The Earth did not change a week ago. It changed several years ago, and now MOST of the people on Earth are changing to align with the new vibrational light Earth is receiving.

Earth is a living organism that is constantly evolving, just as every living organism on Earth is constantly evolving. At some point in the last thirty of forty years, Earth evolved to a fourth density planet. What that means is that the vibrational light received by our planet is no longer a vibration that supports selfishness and power over other-selves. The fourth density vibration is one of love and compassion, and that vibration is what is causing people who could not see what Black Lives Matter meant two or three months ago, not only see it today but they FEEL it.

SOMETHING IS DIFFERENT THIS TIME.

AdLib
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I think you’re right but we won’t know for sure until there’s a President Biden in the WH. I think he will choose someone to head up the effort as a czar and the commitment needs to be like the moonshot, big, bold and steeped in action and results.

I hope selfishness and hatred burn out on their own. The public sure seems so weary of it all, I know I am and even more so, those bearing the most weight of an oppressive, racist, sexist, elitist institution.

The “feel” of the country, from polling, social media and blogs, the protests, renewed activism in general and…the desperate situations that COVID-19, unemployment and social upheaval are bringing, means that there should be a big push by most Americans to solve these problems finally. Out of desperation if nothing else.

Biden was not my choice for the nom, I feel he does lack the energy and inspiration I’d prefer but I’m starting to think that because of that, he may enlist and empower a diverse group of people to get many of the things done that have languished for years…like reforming the police and repairing the justice system.

Which is why I strongly support Biden’s announcing his VP and his cabinet at the same time. Give Americans a real vision and inspiration, let them get enthusiastic about putting a fantastic admin into place to help solve the issues we need solved. And at the same time, it creates surrogates to confront Trump’s officials in the positions they’d take in 2021 and give the country real perspective about how a Biden Admin would blow away Trump’s corrupt Admin.

Kalima
Admin

Huh?? Unhinged and belligerent while hiding in his bunker?

AdLib
Admin

I think doors are going to start suing for Trump stealing all the references to “unhinged”.

He had this conversation after a call with Putin who no doubt, smirking to himself, told Trump he needs to act like a strongman, insist on domination of the people and all other politicians and prepare to order the military to attack American citizens at his command.

It’s Putin 101.

And Trump followed Putin’s instructions like the puppet he is. But Americans are very different from Russians and his dictator push is getting stronger pushback. Putin’s happy either way.

Kalima
Admin

I am appalled by the police brutality I have seen in countless video clips. From one cop putting his knee on a protester’s neck, knocking over an elderly man walking with a cane, a man telling the cops that their job is to protect them being slammed to the ground by 7 cops, to police car knocking down protesters in NY and the tear gagging of peaceful protesters just so the useless, fat jerk can disgustingly use a landmark church as a meaningless photo op. He’s no frigging Christian.

Why do the police have military style weapons? Why are paratroopers armed with bayonets. Why are they not arresting the right wing agitators who are guilty of the violence and arson? Why are American citizens being attacked for this pos in wh?

Caligula can’t declare Antifa a terrorist group, because they are neither a group nor an organisation. Antifa stands for anti-fascism do what does that make trump and his crooked administration? Right! Fascists!

Hiding in a bunker while a few hundred citizens protest in front of his corrupted House of the People just proves what a complete coward he really is. Like a kid who shouts nasty words, and then runs.

Part of me was wishing someone would gain access to drag him out by his hair to face justice. Hussein Was his in a hole. Gaddafi was found hiding in a culvert west of Sirte and captured by National Transitional Council forces. He was killed later. Hitler was also hiding in a Bunker. Maybe someone should give trump a gun.

It’s so sickening to see how far people are prepared to go for this pos who care about nothing but himself.

Time to throw out the trash

Brings new meaning to the word “pigs”.

LISTEN: Orders to ‘shoot’ and ‘run them over’ heard on NYPD’s scanner amid protests

https://www.rawstory.com/2020/06/listen-orders-to-shoot-and-run-them-over-heard-on-nypds-scanner-amid-protests/

kesmarn
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I heard of an interview with the mayor of Washington, DC, and she said — almost poignantly, not with anger — (I’m paraphrasing): “He’s hiding in a bunker. Alone. Afraid. There are no ‘vicious dogs.’ There are no ‘ominous weapons.’ There’s just a frightened man. Alone. Afraid.”

Nothing but bluster. No moral core. Just a childhood filled with abuse and parents who taught him that if he didn’t “dominate” he might as well not exist.

He’s the very definition of failure.

Kalima
Admin

She summed him up perfectly, that is exactly who he is. Tough talk, but hides when he should be doing his job, not that he knows what his job is.

She will be trashed on Twitter as “a nasty woman” as soon as he gets his lazy, fat arse out of that cowardly bunker. He’s so weak about everything but his grift and con of the American people. Hope every penny will be taken away from him, his trashy family and the rest of the republicans in Congress who are profiteering from America’s pain and suffering.

Steppenwolf
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On top of all this pain and sadness, when the country has been intentionally destabilized by politicized gangs of police and right wing extremists, Young Billy Barr vomits up the idiocy of: “outside agitators.” But, shrinks away from speaking of the crime, and the investigation. Obviously there won’t be any real investigation. Sessions made it policy that corrupt police departments police themselves.

No federal investigation into the crime and the conspiracy have been commissioned. No indictments have been issued. The “suspect” has not been arraigned. He could be released tomorrow.

The “Three” have not been arrested.

The Media are burying important details. Welcome to, “Trump America.”

And, why oh why, Little Boy Blue, did Officer Chauvin appear to be in drug-induced psychosis? Actually, all four.

“Things keep getting curiouser and curiouser.”
-Alice-

* Oh, and: What if someone were to organize a convoy of busses, fill them with protesters, and drive them up to Minnesota? Why the fuck do I need to be from Minneapolis to be angry and heartbroken. To be allowed to speak out.

And to Young Billy Barr: Shove it! And do your job, hack! Idiot!

TOCB
Member

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/05/29/trump-intelligence-chief-ratcliffe-declassifies-flynn-transcripts.html

We often hear it said that the Logan Act has never been enforced. A logical question to that statement is WHY. The law was passed in 1799 and it addressed the relationship that Thomas Jefferson and the Democratic-Republican Party had with France versus the relationship the Federalist Party had with Great Britain.

Some scholars characterize the law as a partisan law. I think it is a very legitimate law that is more important today than it was in 1799, especially as it has been violated by modern day Republicans. During the Obama administration, Tom Cotton orchestrated a meeting between Republican senators and the Iranian government in an attempt to undermine the negotiations between the Iranian government and the Obama administration related to Iran acquiring nuclear weapons. It could be argued that Republican senators, as members of the United States government, are authorized to discuss government affairs with foreign governments, although it is probably dangerous to use that authority to undermine the executive branch of the government.

In 2016 after trump won the presidential election with help from the Russian government, for trump and Flynn to discuss sanctions imposed against Russia by the current U.S. government BEFORE trump took office was the most egregious violation of the Logan Act in American history. I recall trump saying that Flynn did not do anything wrong. OF COURSE trump lied. He even said that although he did not instruct Flynn to talk to Russia, Flynn was just doing his job. This is WAY MORE SERIOUS than the press or Mueller, and for certain the trump administration responded to this very egregious violation of this law.

18 U.S. Code § 953

Any citizen of the United States, wherever he may be, who, without authority of the United States, directly or indirectly commences or carries on any correspondence or intercourse with any foreign government or any officer or agent thereof, with intent to influence the measures or conduct of any foreign government or of any officer or agent thereof, in relation to any disputes or controversies with the United States, or to defeat the measures of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.

This section shall not abridge the right of a citizen to apply, himself or his agent, to any foreign government or the agents thereof for redress of any injury which he may have sustained from such government or any of its agents or subjects.

TOCB
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I am encouraged for the growth toward unity of the USA when I see young people of all ethnicities protesting the murder of George Floyd. I am disappointed that some of them are violently protesting and burning businesses that support their own well-being.

“What I see happening on the streets of Atlanta is not Atlanta. This is not a protest. This is not in the spirit of Martin Luther King, Jr. This is chaos,” an impassioned Lance Bottoms said at a news conference.

“A protest has purpose. When Dr. King was assassinated, we didn’t do this to our city,” she said. “If you want change in America, go and register to vote. … That is the change we need in this country.”

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/atlanta-mayor-to-vandalizing-protesters-this-is-not-a-protest-this-is-chaos/ar-BB14MW7x?ocid=msedgntp

And there will not be a first degree murder charge against Chauvin, because he did not commit first degree murder. Ben Crump should know that.

In most states, first-degree murder is defined as an unlawful killing that is both willful and premeditated, meaning that it was committed after planning or “lying in wait” for the victim.

https://criminal.findlaw.com/criminal-charges/first-degree-murder-overview.html

Most of us understand the frustration communities have for policemen who murder the people they are suppose to serve and protect, and even those who have committed crimes. Policemen are not the judge, jury and executioner of suspects. Policemen are also subject to the laws they are charged with enforcing. However, nothing is gained from SENSELESS destruction.

TOCB
Member

To support a third-degree murder charge, prosecutors don’t have to show the killing was intentional. But they need to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the officer caused the death by acting with a “depraved mind without regard for human life,” according to Minnesota law. The video alone may not be enough evidence to secure a conviction, said Richard Frase, a criminal-law professor at Minnesota Law School in Minneapolis.

He said prosecutors will have to argue that Mr. Chauvin, who has been fired from his job, knew that pressing his knee against Mr. Floyd’s neck could have deadly consequences but didn’t care.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/criminal-charges-in-george-floyd-s-death-set-up-legal-battle/ar-BB14Ml5D?ocid=msedgntp

IF Mr. Chauvin didn’t know that applying pressure on Mr. Floyd’s neck for nine minutes would not cause his death, he would be the only adult in the world who did not know that. And the video clearly shows that Mr. Chauvin did not care if Mr. Floyd died as a result of applying pressure to his neck. If those are the conditions of a conviction, I would say Mr. Chauvin gets convicted.

TOCB
Member

Killing someone without justification INHERENTLY violates their civil right to live. This IS NOT rocket science. Legal experts are saying that although video clearly shows the officers caused George Floyd’s death, it is hard to prove that they intended to kill him.

This is what the law says. This law DOES NOT require for a police officer to know that his unnecessary deadly force would cause the death of a suspect. This is especially and obviously applicable in the Eric Garner case as well as in the George Floyd case.

Neither Garner or Floyd posed any threat to the officers of anyone else. Neither of them were armed and neither of them resisted arrest. Both of them told the police that they could not breath. In the case of Floyd, even the bystanders were telling the police that they were killing Floyd.

§ 1047.7 Use of deadly force.
(a) Deadly force means that force which a reasonable person would consider likely to cause death or serious bodily harm. Its use may be justified only under conditions of extreme necessity, when all lesser means have failed or cannot reasonably be employed. A protective force officer is authorized to use deadly force only when one or more of the following circumstances exists:

(1) Self-Defense. When deadly force reasonably appears to be necessary to protect a protective force officer who reasonably believes himself or herself to be in imminent danger of death or serious bodily harm.

(2) Serious offenses against persons. When deadly force reasonably appears to be necessary to prevent the commission of a serious offense against a person(s) in circumstances presenting an imminent danger of death or serious bodily harm (e.g. sabotage of an occupied facility by explosives).

(3) Nuclear weapons or nuclear explosive devices. When deadly force reasonably appears to be necessary to prevent the theft, sabotage, or unauthorized control of a nuclear weapon or nuclear explosive device.

(4) Special nuclear material. When deadly force reasonably appears to be necessary to prevent the theft, sabotage, or unauthorized control of special nuclear material from an area of a fixed site or from a shipment where Category II or greater quantities are known or reasonably believed to be present.

(5) Apprehension. When deadly force reasonably appears to be necessary to apprehend or prevent the escape of a person reasonably believed to: (i) have committed an offense of the nature specified in paragraphs (a)(1) through (a)(4) 1 of this section; or (ii) be escaping by use of a weapon or explosive or who otherwise indicates that he or she poses a significant threat of death or serious bodily harm to the protective force officer or others unless apprehended without delay.

1 These offenses are considered by the Department of Energy to pose a significant threat of death or serious bodily harm.

(b) Additional Considerations Involving Firearms. If it becomes necessary to use a firearm, the following precautions shall be observed:

(1) A warning, e.g. an order to halt, shall be given, if feasible, before a shot is fired.

(2) Warning shots shall not be fired.

If authorities want to do something to prevent the conditions under which violent protest occurs in Minneapolis, they could simply arrest the men who killed Floyd. Again, it is NOT rocket science.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTd5RmxopjU

Kalima
Admin

Do the world a favour and just ban him.

Twitter Places Warning on a Trump Tweet, Saying It Glorified Violence

The move by the social media platform is likely to spur more threats from the White House and criticism from the president’s supporters.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/29/technology/twitter-president-trump.html

AdLib
Admin

If it was up to me, I’d ban him but Twitter has made a fortune off of Trump residing there. Jack won’t kill that cash cow but he didn’t like being slapped at yesterday so it was kind of cool to see him immediately clap back and sanction Trump’s tweet that clearly broke the ToU.

Kalima
Admin

Far-right ‘boogaloo’ militants have embedded themselves in the George Floyd protests in Minneapolis: ‘They want their civil war’

https://www.alternet.org/2020/05/far-right-boogaloo-militants-have-embedded-themselves-in-the-george-floyd-protests-in-minneapolis-they-want-their-civil-war/

AdLib
Admin

Yes, I saw the video of the boogaloo cop who broke the windows of the Auto Zone store which started all the looting and fires yesterday. This is kind of horrifying, these neo-Nazis are heavily embedded in police forces.

A massive nationwide purge is the only thing that will address the protests and the problem. Get the white nationalists out of the police forces.

Kalima
Admin

Whine. Whine. Whine. Twitter should close his account to show that rules apply to everyone. He’s such an effeminate tiny person.

Trump’s Order on Social Media Could Harm One Person in Particular: Donald Trump

Without certain liability protections, companies like Twitter would have to be more aggressive about policing messages that press the boundaries — like the president’s.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/28/us/politics/trump-jack-dorsey.html

AdLib
Admin

Trump truly is such a whiny little infant, everything is about how unfair everyone and everything is to poor widdle Donnie! No matter how much money, power, influence and fame he now has, he’s always having to defend himself.

Well, after the election in November, as parents classically say to their little children, we’ll give him something to really cry about…and have to defend himself from in court.

And it is ironic, what Trump pretended to do would really end up throwing himself off of social media. Even that Trumpian/Russian tool, Zuckerberg, would have to ban Trump from fear of getting sued (BTW, Zuckerberg was just fine with posting the “shooting” quote from Trump to threaten mass murder, that Twitter sanctioned.

Kalima
Admin

It’s time for jail or a padded cell. Preferably one built in the sewer he lives in.

You lunatic!’ Trump sparks horror by promoting video that says ‘only good Democrat is a dead Democrat’

https://www.rawstory.com/2020/05/you-lunatic-trump-sparks-horror-by-promoting-video-that-says-only-good-democrat-is-a-dead-democrat

AdLib
Admin

And then followed up last night with the racist 1967 phrase from the bigoted police chief in FL against black protesters, “When the looting starts, the shooting starts.”

He is a desperate and deterioratiing lunatic and that makes him terribly dangerous.

Kalima
Admin

A shocking murder in public view. He needs to get a life sentence.

AdLib
Admin

It took the burning down of part of the city for the DA to finally arrest this murderous cop today. But the three other cops who participated in this murder are still free.

And the protests are growing, more will need to be done now to help end this…and I know Trump won’t and can’t fix this. So it’s up to governors and mayors to make big changes and swiftly.

TOCB
Member

“But my job in the end is to prove that he violated criminal statute and there is other evidence that doesn’t support a criminal charge. We need to weigh through all of that evidence and come through with a meaningful determination and we are doing that to the best of our ability.”

The phrase “…there is other evidence that doesn’t support a criminal charge…” is what drew the criticism. His office later released a statement saying that the quote was taken out of context and in terms of an investigation, it is critical to look at all evidence in the case because at the time of trial, all evidence will be used.

https://kttc.com/2020/05/28/hennepin-county-attorney-makes-statement-on-george-floyd-case-clarifies/

Country Attorney Freeman says his comment was taken out of context. He also said that police officers are allowed to use necessary force but not excessive force. The problem with his statement is that there is no evidence of necessary force. Floyd was clearly murdered and it was captured on video. What other evidence is needed to arrest the officers for murder and accessory to murder?

Every minute these officers are not arrested is a minute in which law enforcement of Minneapolis is complicit to violence that is committed as a result of the officers not being arrested. An indictment is a necessary and vital part of due process. The officers’ right to due process is not violated because they are arrested for what evidence reflects is a murder. A trial will either clear them of charges or convict them. THAT is due process!!!

AdLib
Admin

His words weren’t taken out of context. Like all DAs/CAs, Freeman has a close working relationship with the PD. They bring him the defendants to try in court and provide evidence and testimony.

So he didn’t want to move forward with this unless absolutely necessary and his delay in arresting the murderer, Chauvin, has not only pushed people over the edge in MN and motivated the fires and havoc, it confirmed to people all across the country that the embedded racism in our system and the refusal of the justice system to provide PoC victims of police justice, will not change on its own and can’t be trusted.

Why weren’t the other 3 cops charged with at least abetting a murder? These protests won’t slow down until some kind of trust can be proven and I don’t see enough of that yet.

TOCB
Member

The crooked idiot who is the so-called president of the USA?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jackbrewster/2020/05/27/close-them-down-trump-threatens-to-shut-down-social-media-platforms/#477f40cc445e

“Republicans feel that Social Media Platforms totally silence conservatives voices,” the president tweeted Wednesday without providing evidence, adding that the companies should either be “strongly” regulated or shut down.

On Tuesday, Twitter hit Trump with a fact-check for the first time ever, for tweets the president wrote claiming that mail-in ballots are rife with fraud: “Get the facts about mail-in ballots,” the note below Trump’s tweet said.

Hours later, the president responded by accusing the company of “interfering” in the 2020 election, stifling free speech and using “fact-checking by Fake News CNN and the Amazon Washington Post.”

It probably never occurred to trump that what he is basically saying is that he wants to censor those who he claims censors him and his merry band of idiots. How did the social media censor trump, according to him? They fact-checked him.

Yes, it is censorship to fact-check the president. That is found somewhere in Article II of the Constitution, probably in the same section where it gives the president the power to override governors orders to close businesses in their states in order to protect the public from a pandemic. You know the section. YES, THAT SECTION!!!

AdLib
Admin

I actually find it pretty amusing that this absolute idiot is wailing about Twitter silencing his Freedom of Speech, which of course he cares so much about that he threatens to shut down the free speech of hundreds of millions of people.

Of course he’s a blowhard, of course he can’t shut them down but the usual response is for people to tremble at his threats and fear that he will come after them some other way.

As Trump is going after Bezos by trying to force the USPS to triple their rates that they charge Amazon or bankrupt the USPS.

Smart people right now can see that Trump is freaking out because he is seeing that he will lose his power (and be criminally indicted) in a matter of months when he is handily defeated.

So those he threatens more maniacally now and in the following months should have the courage of the reality Trump is acknowledging…he is going to be taken down so there is no further need to fear his wrath.

Kalima
Admin

Nina Khrushcheva: Trump’s coronavirus lies and propaganda suggest America needs its own ‘perestroika’.

The United States could likely learn a great deal from the Soviet Union’s attempted program of serious reconstruction.

https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/trump-s-coronavirus-lies-propaganda-suggest-america-needs-its-own-ncna1212991

AdLib
Admin

She has been very insightful. There will be no choice but to do a full restructuring since Trump has dismantled and corrupted virtually every part of government and society.

In addition to re-hiring experts and reversing all Trump’s EOs, healthcare needs to be permanently fixed, the wealthy need to be heavily taxed and locked out of having power over government and the racists around the country, including in the police forces, need to be rooted out and arrested where warranted, disarmed and shunned otherwise.

Infrastructure will be a key to repairing the economy and the country too.

So much to be done and I think there are many people raring to get started and make it happen.

I don’t think Biden is the visionary to make it happen but if he picks Warren to be his VP, I can definitely see her implementing the plans she has and working with the bes.t minds around to create new ones.

It will be like the FDR era, a time for big ideas and aggressive action.

Kalima
Admin

I agree that Biden has so many choices to fill his cabinet positions, and that Elizabeth would be a great choice for his VP. Re-establishing normal procedure in the agencies that trump has corrupted would be a good start. Reversing caligula’s unlawful EO would be another. Lord knows what he thinks he can do with one to dictate to a private company like twitter so that he can continue to lie. They should follow their own policy and remove his account.

The work to repair the damage he has caused and is still causing seems daunting but will the right team in place, they can make a difference one step at a time.

Trump is flailing and losing so the only thing he knows how to do, diversion, is not working on the majority of Americans. It’s not 2016, and we know about all of his dirty tricks. As for the silent republicans up for re-election, they had better have their résumé up to date as many will be out of a job come November.

AdLib
Admin

It will be important to simultaneously repair Trump’s damage to the country and change the systems that are failing Americans, including healthcare and economic injustice. That’s a tall order and Biden will need to staff up more than normal and delegate responsibility to “czars” or whatever he wants to call them.

Dems should have unitary control, who knows what the election in 2022 will do to affect that so the clock starts immediately and he and his team have 2 years to fix what’s broken and deliver change.

Not an easy thing to do with that deadline but we have no choice. Time is not on our side, too much destruction and chaos coming from all directions.

Kalima
Admin

Anything the Dems can do will be an improvement as long as they stay on the same page and work as a team.

Seeing what happened during this epidemic where lives could have been saved if the government had been prepared to do the right thing for its citizens, healthcare along with economic injustice should be at the top of their list.

AdLib
Admin

In the aftermath of Trump, I would at least hope that the unity there is right now for the most part for Dems will continue because of the massive tasks at hand in the destructive wake of Trump.

With the protests spreading out more and getting bigger today, one has to wonder how far this will go with Trump still in office and sure not to lift one finger to address this police violence.

In fact, with everything going against him, I wonder if Trump will look at growing social unrest as at least a possible gamechanger to help his election annd whip it up as he tried then backed down from last night. I don’t think that would work but he might.

Kalima
Admin

Funny how he could send supplies all around the world in January and February when the pandemic was taking hold and being told many times it was coming to America. The cupboards were bare once he had raided them and profiteered from other needy countries. He sent 20 tons of PPE to China, then stole from American hospitals, cities, counties, and states to send more.

Editorial: If the pandemic-preparedness cupboard was bare, it was Trump’s doing

https://www.stltoday.com/opinion/editorial/editorial-if-the-pandemic-preparedness-cupboard-was-bare-it-was-trumps-doing/article_bd1bb8d6-7477-590d-af72-ae4e305de601.html

AdLib
Admin

The awful truth is that Trump knew what was going to happen but like Jared was telling him, testing and rolling out plans to minimize the pandemic would spook the markets so let it “wash through” the country, needlessly kill hundreds of thousands of people…so Trump can More easily win re-election (of course, things didn’t work out as planned, I see a huge Blue Wave coming in Nov to bring Dems unitary power in DC).

Kalima
Admin

Yes a Blue Wave is being predicted by many analysts over the last month and yes, he and his useless team of grifters, are responsible for 10s of thousands of unnecessary deaths and suffering. He did nothing to stop it. Nothing at all. It was wilful negligence and a dereliction of duty. He brought the office of the president down into the gutter where he resides.

AdLib
Admin

It was also a deliberate strategy by Trump, to kill tens of thousands more Americans than should have died to help him get re-elected by not spooking Wall Street and admitting the pandemic was coming.

Kalima
Admin

Even now the CDC and other agencies are deliberately lowering the number of cases and deaths to pacify a maniac. No one can trust them again until the trump puppets have been removed. Birx should hang her head in shame and resign as she is not credible.