Apr 19 2010

On almost every news site, we can see regular requests for money.

I have been operating this site for years without asking for anything but there are now growing, but not huge, costs involved in producing this and so it is that we have a “donate” button to help defray expenses.

No, we won’t have to sell our children to the medical experimenters if we don’t raise $200,000 by next Thursday but as the fat man said, every little bit helps.

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TBR News April 8, 2020

Apr 08 2020

The Voice of the White House Washington, D.C. April 8,, 2020: Working in the White House as a junior staffer is an interesting experience.
When I was younger, I worked as a summer-time job in a clinic for people who had moderate to severe mental problems and the current work closely, at times, echos the earlier one.
I am not an intimate of the President but I have encountered him from time to time and I daily see manifestations of his growing psychological problems.
He insults people, uses foul language, is frantic to see his name mentioned on main-line television and pays absolutely no attention to any advice from his staff that runs counter to his strange ideas.
He lies like a rug to everyone, eats like a hog, makes lewd remarks to female staffers and flies into rages if anyone dares to contradict him.
It is becoming more and more evident to even the least intelligent American voter that Trump is vicious, corrupt and amoral. He has stated often that even if he loses the
election in 2020, he will not leave the White House. I have news for Donald but this is not the place to discuss it.
“I have just returned from a trip to Switzerland where I and a collegue did research on a very private but official German/Russian series of meetings in Lugano, Switzerland on the subject of a political/ecomomic union and Germany’sleaving the EU and Nato. More to follow….
This is more information on the subject: The Russians approached the Germans two years ago and opened private discussions about a German-Russian economic union. Russia has a vast amount of natural resources and manpower and Germany is the business and technical leader of Europe. The Nordstream pipeline furor is an example of how the United States thinks it owns all of Europe and will dance to their political and economic tunes. This might have been true in the past but not in the present so the Russian intent is to ally with their former enemy, Germany, and enlarge their growing economic power. The Swiss meetings are designed to plan, with great secrecy, the movement which would have Germany leave both NATO and the EU, reissue their deutsche marks and work in close harmony with Russian ambitions. Germans want to get back their eastern territories the US stole from them in ’45 and gave to Poland and the Russians, who hate the Poles, have agreed to facilitate this desire.
There are other matters I will cover in future postings.

The Table of Contents

  • The President Is Trapped
    • Trump says $70 billion in coronavirus rescue loans authorized. But where’s the cash?
    • Trump threatens to hold WHO funding, then backtracks, amid search for scapegoat
    • Wobbly U.S. fiscal response could deepen coronavirus recession
    • Cancelling student debt was always the right thing to do. Now it’s imperative
    • How To Stay Out of the Military
    • Encyclopedia of American Loons

Continue Reading »

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TBR News April 7, 2020

Apr 07 2020

The Voice of the White House
Washington, D.C. April 7,, 2020: “I have just returned from a trip to Switzerland where I and a collegue did research on a very private but official German/Russian series of meetings in Lugano, Switzerland on the subject of a political/ecomomic union and Germany’sleaving the EU and Nato. More to follow….

The Table of Contents
• How federal snafus slowed testing at a top U.S. hospital
• Why Jared Kushner could be the most dangerous man in the US
• The Overthrow of Cheddi Jagan in British Guianan
• Encyclopedia of American Loons Continue Reading »

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TBR News March 26, 2020

Mar 26 2020

The Voice of the White House
Washington, D.C. March 26, 2020: “The storm is weakening and in places, the sun is breaking through the thinning clouds. I am speaking here of the invented stories of a deadly plague sweeping across the globe, threatening all with death and destruction and resulting in outbreaks of panic and official overreactions. It was know all along that Coronavirus was a mild flu and not a deadly 1917 epidemic but the media, on the verge of economic collapse, seized on it like a starving man snatching a horse turd and used it in a vain attempt to gain paid subscribers. The economic and social chaos they caused by their rampant fictions was of no consequence but when, in time, their large office buildings are turned into day care centers for autistic children, it will be too late to mourn.”

Agitation From Reuters

• U.S. weekly jobless claims surge to a record 3.28 million as coronavirus spurs mass layoffs
• ‘All we have left is to hope and pray’: Travellers stranded in airport by coronavirus
• Grid operators turn control centers into campsites to keep coronavirus at bay
• Newly jobless Americans worry about making ends meet
• Two more weeks of lockdown as Spain’s coronavirus crisis worsens Fresh produce in Europe set to be more scarce as coronavirus strikes
• In Europe, tech battle against coronavirus clashes with privacy culture
• U.S. Senate passes $2 trillion bill for ‘strange and evil’ coronavirus crisis
• World stocks slip as U.S. jobs angst outweighs $2 trillion stimulus
• Belgium says coronavirus peak still ahead

Agitation From The Guardian

• Record 3.3 million Americans file for unemployment as the US tries to contain Covid-19
• US may be in recession amid Covid-19 crisis, says Fed chair Jerome Powell
• Return to normal activity depends on health experts’ advice
• Central bank will not ‘run out of ammo’ to support economy
• It’s all Covid’: New York medical staff brace for a surge of coronavirus patients
• The governor has warned that efforts to slow the spread of the virus have so far failed; hospitals will no doubt be overwhelmed
• ‘We’ve got two weeks before we run out of food’: Americans trapped between coronavirus and poverty
• In Kansas City the deadly threat of the pandemic looms on the horizon but livelihoods have already been destroyed
• The ER Diaries: inside a California hospital, a sneeze can cause a panic
• Coronavirus pandemic has delivered the fastest, deepest economic shock in history

Agitation From the New York Times

• U.S. Jobless Claims Are Highest Ever; House to Take Up $2 Trillion Stimulus
• New Orleans Facing Deadly Virus Outbreak
• What You Can Do About Coronavirus Right Now
• Europe’s Leaders Ditch Austerity and Fight Pandemic With Cash
• ‘God Will Protect Us’: Virus Infects an Already Struggling Pakistan
• Afghans returning from Iran crossing into Afghanistan at Islam Qala on Sunday.
• Fresh From Iran’s Coronavirus Zone, Now Moving Across Afghanistan
• Doctors Are Writing Their Wills
• God Doesn’t Want Us to Sacrifice the Old
• Coronavirus Has Brought New York to Its Knees. Here’s What That Looks Like.

Agitation From the Washington Post

• As New York’s crisis deepens, experts split over how to contain its spread to new areas
• Hospitals consider universal do-not-resuscitate orders for virus patients
• Some health-care workers resist orders to work without adequate protection
• Our domestic health-care system is stretching past the breaking point
• In some states, oil-price collapse brings back 99-cent gas
• What lockdown orders mean when it’s not your hometown
• Why cruise ships kept sailing even as the virus spread.
• Soldiers around the world get a new mission: Enforcing coronavirus lockdowns
• Much of the world is under virus-related restrictions
• Army seeks retired medical personnel to rejoin service to fight virus

The Table of Contents
The Great Disaster Blog
• After Senate vote, massive U.S. coronavirus bill moves to the House
• How lethal is Covid-19 REALLY? Why massive fatality rates from Italy are MISLEADING
• In China, life returning to normal as coronavirus outbreak slows
• It’s Time for the US and Saudi Arabia to Break Up
• National Commission Recommends Extending Draft Registration to Women
• The Roosevelt-Churchill Conversations
• Encyclopedia of American Loons Continue Reading »

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TBR News March 25, 2020

Mar 25 2020

The Voice of the White House
Washington, D.C. March 25, 2020: “Hysteria marches on! The panting media has been filled with overlapping horror stories about a Deadly New Disease that is sweeping the world, killing everyone in sight. The Coronavirus is a flu virus that is contagious and, in some cases, can kill the victim but it is far less dangerous than the regular annual flu that kills 50,000 people a year at the least. Like the lunatic frenzies that erupted following the 911 attacks, the hysteria over Planet X, lesser shouting over the BitCoin swindle, the story about Coronavirus became a football for the media which created an artificial hysteria that, unlike Planet X, cost many people their jobs, others their business, disrupted entire nations and created a wave of false fear that only now is beginning to subside. The animal flu will fade away and the planet will wait, breathlessly, for the next periodic eruption as armies of the self-important and ignorant lurch out of the woods like zombies with some new lunatic theory to terrify others. This eruption, especially in the media, was so destructive that the next time more caution might be used and the theory that all the world’s cats were infected with a rare disease they got from munching on mice and this disease would kill everyone whose first name was either Henry or William, would be given less publicity than Coronavirus although the former was more sensible.”

Agitation From Reuters

• Delivery drivers face pandemic without sick pay, insurance, sanitizer
• Layoffs and food lines: How the pandemic slams the poorest workers
• U.S. companies, labs rush to produce blood test for coronavirus immunity
• Thailand records 107 new coronavirus cases, bringing total to 934: health official
• Saudi Arabia tightens curfew imposed to contain coronavirus: SPA
• As coronavirus hits Venezuela, Maduro further quashes dissent
• U.S. cybersecurity experts see recent spike in Chinese digital espionage
• Iran to impose tough measures as coronavirus death toll rises
• European shares take U-turn on rising virus death toll
• India struggles with coronavirus shutdown; Pakistan cases hit 1,000

Agitation From The Guardian

• Death toll in Spain overtakes China, and India locks down
• Belgium sees 50% increase in hospital admissions on previous day.
• Iran to impose social distancing
• Macron told: ‘lockdown should last six weeks’
• California scrambles to avoid Covid-19’s worst-case scenario: ‘It will take a heroic effort’
• Coronavirus pandemic has delivered the fastest, deepest economic shock in history
• The financial crisis and Great Depression took three years to play out, this crisis has taken three weeks. The Greater Depression beckons
• The US is experiencing an unprecedented rise in unemployment as industries including hospitality and food service grind to a halt
• Doctors across North America are worried about bringing coronavirus into their homes, separation from loved ones and the basics of running a home
• ‘Could you buy a little less, please?’: panic-buying disrupts food distribution

Agitation From the New York Times

• New York Considered ‘High-Risk Area’
• The pandemic has caused taxi rides in the city to plummet by two-thirds or more.
• Inside American Airlines’ Scramble as Virus Grounds Jets by Hundreds
• Slow Response to Virus Means Long Wait for Ventilators
• Pentagon Takes Restrained Role in Coronavirus Response, Despite Calls for Help
• The Long Goodbye: Funerals Are Another Thing That Now Must Wait
• Virus Knocks Thousands of Health Workers Out of Action in Europe
• Restaurant Workers Get a Final Paycheck and a Meal
• Virus Brings States to a Standstill
• Coronavirus on Campus: Like a Bad Bridge Hand. No, Like an R.E.M. Song.

Agitation From the Washington Post

• Scramble for medical equipment descends into chaos as U.S. states, hospitals compete
• The heartbreaking silence of a city at night, when nightlife has been outlawed
• We should plan for the next phase now — or the coronavirus could come roaring back
• The coronavirus threatens all of humanity. All must fight back.
• Shutting down the city that never sleeps
• Stop hoarding hydroxychloroquine. Many Americans, including me, need it.
• Justice Dept. issues warning to those hoarding masks and drugs that Trump touted
• The quiet genius of a zombie virus, which has seen a growing number of U.S. cases
• The new sick leave law doesn’t help the workers that need it most
• Senate, White House reach deal on $2 trillion stimulus package

The Table of Contents
US Senate leaders reach deal with White House on $2tn coronavirus package
• COVID-19 Deaths and Incredible WHO Estimates
• The language of fear used in media reports about the coronavirus is stoking prejudice
• Report of the National Intelligence Council Continue Reading »

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TBR News March 24 ,2020

Mar 24 2020

The Voice of the White House
Washington, D.C. March 24, 2020: “The public, domestic and foreign, initially were horrified by the media-created horror stories about a purported deadly Chinese plague that was descending on the world and which would kill millions in its progress.
All of this hype, which was initially very effective, was not designed to alert the public to coming dangers but solely to increase public interest in a serious subject and to gather paid readers (or subscribers)
This worked to a degree but the results of the wholly-invented fear campaign were that many American, and foreign, businesses and their employees suffered severe economic losses.
The media obviously does not care about damage to the public but they do care, very seriously, with the loss of paid readers and the resulting loss of advertising income.
This death-plague fiction will eventually vanish but the wreckage of the economic and social structures severely damaged by it will take a long time to recover.
A solution? If you subscribe to media that publishes scare propaganda, unsubscribe at once.”

Agitation From Reuters

• The United States could become the global epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, the World Health Organization said
• Britain goes into lockdown
• The Tokyo 2020 Olympics postponed.
• Hopes high massive coronavirus bill will pass
• Italy cases “10 times higher than reported”
• Comcast shuts theme parks, delays film distribution due to COVID-19
• UK banks scramble to protect customers from wave of coronavirus scams
• India, Nepal lock down to stave off coronavirus
• NATO troops in Afghanistan infected
• Coronavirus sinks U.S. business activity to record low: IHS Markit

Agitation From The Guardian

• US, UK, eurozone and Japan head for deep recession as economic activity slumps
• UK PMI survey shows economy is slumpingEurozone PMIs bleak…. as in Japan
• Older people would rather die than let Covid-19 harm US economy – Texas official
• Wartime’ coronavirus powers could hurt our democracy – without keeping us safe
• During a war, the liberal democratic order is temporary suspended
• This is life or death’: homeless families reclaim vacant homes to survive virus outbreak
• Spain death toll jumps overnight
• Indonesia reports biggest daily increase in cases
• South Africa cases rise to 554 as nation prepares for 21-day lockdown

Agitation From the New York Times

• How a Soirée in Connecticut Became a ‘Super Spreader’
• Virus Brings States to a Standstill
• Fourteen Days. That’s the Most Time We Have to Defeat Coronavirus.
• Here Come the Death Panels
• Dip in Italy’s Cases Does Not Come Fast Enough for Swamped Hospitals
• New York Braces for Deluge of Cases
• Senator Sees Progress on Reaching Stimulus Deal
• Republicans Add Insult to Illness
• Feeling Powerless About Coronavirus? Join a Mutual-Aid Network
• Officials warned that New York was experiencing a virus “attack rate” five times that elsewhere in the United States

Agitation From the Washington Post

• WHO official warns U.S. could become next virus epicenter
• New evidence emerges of a coronavirus seasonal cycle
• Europe’s Ryanair prepares for a continental shutdown that could last until summer
• ‘Stay on the mainland’: Tensions grow as affluent city dwellers retreat to second homes
• ‘It’s going to get bad’: As outbreak surges, nation faces tough start to a grim week
• Restaurants closed by coronavirus won’t reopen without economic assistance
• NRA to cut salaries, brace for layoffs as coronavirus disrupts fundraising, internal memo states
• The new sick leave law doesn’t help the workers that need it most
• A man thought aquarium cleaner with the same name as the anti-viral drug chloroquine would prevent coronavirus. It killed him.
• For the first time, the United States reported more than 100 virus-related deaths in a single day.

The Table of Contents
• The hidden cost of causing a panic over coronavirus
• Coronavirus Hysteria: The Numbers Don’t Warrant the Media Hype
• Irresponsible journalism is contributing to coronavirus hysteria
• 13 Coronavirus myths busted by science
• Decline of Print Media
• Over 2000 American Newspapers Have Closed in Past 15 Years
• The Encyclopedia of American Loons Continue Reading »

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TBR News March 23, 2010

Mar 23 2020

The Voice of the White House
Washington, D.C. March 23, 2020:“ The Coronavirus is a mild flu of relatively short duration. It is highly infectious and spreads rapidly. From a statistical standpoint, this virus is almost at at the bottom of the list of fatal diseases. But it is capable, like all forms of influenza, of killing people with breathing problems, the aged and the very young.
The Internet has a number of analysis of the disease that more than bears out these contentions but the print media has begun a loud campaign designed to frighten the public into reading their failing newspapers.
This campaign is not successful in gaining enormous numbers of new subscribers (on which ad revenue is based) but it has been very successful in terrifying large sections of the population and has, directly, caused the shut-down of a large number of retail stores and restaurants and the firing of their employees.
It is a greedy and failing media that has caused the Coronavirus panic, not the illness itself. For their economic and social disruption, the print media deserves to go bankrupt and its instigtors jailed.”

Agitation From Reuters

• Western supply chains buckle as coronavirus lockdowns spread
• New York begs for federal help over coronavirus as Fed sets up fiscal supports
• Central banks deploy record sums to break financial logjam, but may need more
• UK calls in army and warns people to stay home or face lockdown
• EU urges nations to unblock borders, let freight cross in 15 minutes
• Germany launches 750 billion euro package to fight coronavirus
• A ‘bailout’ for Main Street
• Policy vs pandemic: Virus outpaces consensus
• Senate looks to strike deal on relief package
• Boeing to halt Washington state production temporarily due to coronavirus risks

Agitation From The Guardian

• New York ordered to increase hospital capacity as surgeon general issues warning
• Panic-buying disrupts food distribution
• What happens to people’s lungs if they get Covid-19?
• New York has 5% of Covid-19 cases worldwide as city becomes battlefront
• Can kids catch coronavirus? What we know about Covid-19 and children
• London Covid-19 doctor says soon staff will be forced to choose whose life to save
• UK coronavirus live: 7,500 former medics to rejoin NHS, Hancock says, as death toll rises across the country
• Don’t panic over your 401(k)! It’s time to emotionally distance from the markets
• The UK expects thousands of deaths, and dangerously mixed messages risk making an already grave situation worse
• The Fed is running out of options to stave off a coronavirus depression
• Nothing is working as the US central bank tries to pull the markets out of a slump

Agitation From the New York Times

• The Virus Can Be Stopped, but Only With Harsh Steps, Experts Say
• Pandemic Drives U.S. and China Deeper Into Global Power Struggle
• How to Prevent a Coronavirus Depression
• 1,000 Inmates Will Be Released From N.J. Jails to Curb Virus Risk
• ‘Our Industry Will Fail’: Retail Leaders Ask for Emergency Aid
• Warmer Weather May Slow, but Not Halt Coronavirus
• Exercising During Coronavirus: Can I Jog? Is That Water Fountain Safe?
• Spit On, Yelled At, Attacked: Chinese-Americans Fear for Their Safety
• The Economic Pain Is Universal. But Relief? Depends on Where You Live.
• ‘Our Industry Will Fail’: Retail Leaders Ask for Emergency Aid

Agitation From the Washington Post

• U.S. surgeon general warns of worsening crisis as more states tell residents to stay home
• Resume talks on stimulus bill
• Demorats say bill doesn’t do enough to help households, health-care workers
• The coronavirus isn’t alive. That’s why it’s so hard to kill.
• U.S. stocks tanking despite unprecedented Fed action to shore up economy
• Number of infected Grand Princess passengers is still a mystery
• Perspective: Will coronavirus intimacy lead to a baby boom? Or a divorce tsunami?
• A doctor’s urgent appeal for more coronavirus tests: ‘We need them today’
• Grief amid the pandemic: Live-streamed funerals, canceled services and mourning left ‘unfinished’
• There have been more than 350,000 confirmed cases of covid-19. The virus has killed more than 15,000.

Agitation From Deutsche Welle

• Coronavirus latest: Italian deaths slow for second day
• Coronavirus: Germany counts costs of economic shutdown
• COVID-19: Recovered patients have partially reduced lung function
• The rising number of victims in the COVID-19 pandemic is shocking Europe, much as the Lisbon earthquake did 265 years ago.
• Pressure mounts on food delivery workers amid COVID-19
• German man licks ticket machine ‘to spread coronavirus’
• Coronavirus: Canada to withdraw athletes from Tokyo 2020, Australia also acts
• Airbus cancels €1.5 billion in dividends over coronavirus
• What are Germany’s new coronavirus social distancing rules?
• Hands off! What can we touch during the coronavirus outbreak?

The Table of contents
• Decline of Print Media
• Over 2000 American Newspapers Have Closed in Past 15 Years
• FBI’s facial recognition program hits ‘full operational capability’
• FBI Facial Recognition System Gives Officers an Investigative Lead
• The Encyclopedia of American Loons Continue Reading »

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TBR News March 22, 2020

Mar 22 2020

The Voice of the White House
Washington, D.C. March 22, 2020:“
Commentary for March 22, 2020

I have on my desk, a report from a leading American alphabet agency tasked in the field of domestic counterintelligence. It relates directly to the firestorm of invented coronavirus media hype and its total contravention by official medical records and published reports.
If I pubished this, in toto, believe it, the next day my website would vanish from the view of living men and several gentlemen with black baseball caps would be knocking on my door.
I will attempt to condense the report while keeping all its facts and conclusions completely intact.

Coronavirus
The disease was first identified in 2019 in Wuhan, Central China, and has since spread globally, resulting in the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic. Common symptoms include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Muscle pain, sputum production and sore throat are less common. Gastrointestinal symptoms such as diarrhea have also been reported While the majority of cases result in mild symptoms, [some progress to severe pneumonia and multi-organ failure ) As of 20 March 2020, the rate of deaths per number of diagnosed cases is 4.1%;-
Wikipedia

Regular seasonal influenza in the United States 2019-2020
Levels of influenza-like illness (ILI) (Standard influenza) in the United States remain elevated for the 21st consecutive week—the longest season in recent years—but the disease is on the decline, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said today in its weekly update.
Still, the agency says influenza has caused up to 57,300 deaths and sickened up to 41.3 million people, according to new estimates.
Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy March 21, 2020

Reported coronavirus death toll in U.S. tops 100
March 17, 2020
Poliotico

Total number of U.S. coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and deaths as of March 19, 2020
March 20, 2020
by John Elflein,
Statisca
As of March 19, 2020, the number of both confirmed and presumptive positive cases of the COVID-19 disease reported in the United States had reached 10,442, with 150 deaths reported among these cases

Coronavirus originated in China.
Chinese peasants live with hogs in their back yard, chickens in the kitchen and on and on.
A flu based on some animal disease is very common in China.
The current flu, Coronavirus, is a very lightweight flu, very contagious and of short duration.
An FBI report under date of March 20, 2020 states that the Chinese were very angry with Trump for upsetting their economy; issuing bombastic threats one day, being pleasant the next.
They took a common virus, no more deadly than a severe common cold, and used it as an excuse to shut down factories that were supplying America retail business with parts.
This was to send a warning to Trump to back off.
Then the Democrat leadership, frustrated because they could not impeach Trump, took the Chinese virus story and, in conjunction with an anti-Trump media, pushed the idea of a probable world-wide plague coming upon the public and having pointed editorial comments about Trump’s inability to deal with it in America.
Unfortunately for this thesis, Trump handled the issue in such a way as to encourage the public that he, and Congress, were very supportive about public economic problems and were immediately dealing with them in a manner that has convinced the bulk of the American public that both Trump, and a unified Congress, are swiftly, and positively addressing their concerns.
The cooperative media is facing problems in that they have been rapidly losing paid subscribers to free Internet news, and loss of circulation means loss of advertising dollars, the one real support of the print media.
The press, entirely on its own, is now howling like a stuck pig, claiming forthcoming economic and social disorders of the most devasting kind. This is not in support of the initial Democrat attacks on Trump but solely intended to increase readership and paid subscriptions..
Yes, people die of Coronavirus. But last year, 57,000 (!) Americans died of the standard flu and there was no mass hysteria such as the lunacy we see today.
When, and not if, the general public discovers they have been tricked, there will be serious trouble.
Elections are coming up and an enraged voting majority will easily sweep Trump into another term and, to his advantage, boycott a negative American print media that has been anti-Trump since the beginning of his present term.

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TBR News March 21, 2020

Mar 21 2020

The Voice of the White House
Washington, D.C. March 21, 2020:“Working in the White House as a junior staffer is an interesting experience.
When I was younger, I worked as a summer-time job in a clinic for people who had moderate to severe mental problems and the current work closely, at times, echos the earlier one.
I am not an intimate of the President but I have encountered him from time to time and I daily see manifestations of his growing psychological problems.
He insults people, uses foul language, is frantic to see his name mentioned on main-line television and pays absolutely no attention to any advice from his staff that runs counter to his strange ideas.
He lies like a rug to everyone, eats like a hog, makes lewd remarks to female staffers and flies into rages if anyone dares to contradict him.
It is becoming more and more evident to even the least intelligent American voter that Trump is vicious, corrupt and amoral. He has stated often that even if he loses the
election in 2020, he will not leave the White House. I have news for Donald but this is not the place to discuss it.

Commentary for March 21, 2020

More scare propganda from Reuters

• Stay-at-home directives multiply in major U.S. states
• New Jersey’s governor is expected to follow four other states – California, New York, Illinois and Connecticut – demanding that millions of Americans close up shop and stay home to slow the spread of coronavirus infections.
• Senators defend selling shares before coronavirus crash
• Member of Pence’s office tests positive
• Drive-through tests: coming to a store near you
• Coronavirus drives up demand – and pay – for temporary U.S. nurses
• Starbucks closes most U.S., Canada cafes, moves to drive-through
• Singapore reports two deaths from coronavirus, first fatalities in country
• Virus poses new threat for Games
• Italy’s coronavirus deaths surge by 627 in a day, elderly at high risk

and from The Guardian

• Up to 1,000% increase in claims: jobless New Yorkers overwhelm system
• Coronavirus layoffs see 400% increase in logins to website
• Claimants say phone and online contact nearly impossible
• Fears of catastrophe as Greece puts migrant camps into lockdown
• Doctors say coronavirus outbreak could be disastrous amid ‘horrific’ conditions
• America is in crisis. We need universal basic income now
• ‘We were on borrowed time’: coronavirus could strike final blow to local newspapers
• A number of west coast papers have suspended publication as ad revenue from local events and businesses plummets
• Spain death toll passes 1,300 as Singapore reports first two deaths
• New York announces all non-essential workers must stay home

and from the New York Times

• With New State Decrees, 1 in 5 Americans to Be Ordered Home
• U.S. Is Plunged Into Deeper Disruption and Paralysis
• The Coronavirus’s Rampage Through a Nursing Home
• Coronavirus Recession Looms, Its Course ‘Unrecognizable’
• 1,200 Airport Workers in N.Y.C. Area Abruptly Laid Off With No Severance
• How to Avoid Complete Economic Destruction
• What to Watch, Listen to and Cook During Self-Quarantine
• The weekend is upon us. You’re home, and you need a distraction. Let us help.
• You Can Take Care of Yourself in Quarantine, Starting Right Now
• How Coronavirus-Weary Americans Are Seeking Joy

and the Washington Post
• States increase restrictions as U.S. cases surge toward 20,000
• Americans stranded in Honduras are scrambling to find a way back home
• UAE reports first two deaths, both elderly patients
• Los Angeles County tells doctors to limit coronavirus testing
• Economy deteriorating faster than anticipated as 80 million Americans are staying at home
• How coronavirus will radically alter the U.S.
• America needs to be on a war footing
• Prepping for coronavirus is just like prepping for Doomsday
• Laid-off restaurant workers face uncertain futures with looming rent and plenty of worry
• Homeowners are getting federal mortgage relief. Renters aren’t so lucky.

and, finally, from Deutsche Welle

• Coronavirus latest: Germany reports over 20,000 cases
• The coronavirus is the end of the ‘entitled millennial’
• Coronavirus and the homeless: Washington risks ‘people dying in communal shelters’
• German states move closer to near-total lockdowns
• Coronavirus: Germany plans to mobilize military reservists
• Aside from a Coronavirus vaccine, antibodies from recovered patients could provide a short-term “passive immunization.”
• Coronavirus can damage lung function after recovery
• Coronavirus strands refugee children
• Traffic chaos at German-Polish border a threat to local supply chains?
• Toilet paper as a symbol of the coronavirus crisis

Or How about …..

• Thousands of dead pile up in New York subway stations
• All citizens of Denver to be locked in their homes this week
• Food stores close in New Orleans; locals turn to cannibalism
• AMTRAK trains and passengers to be sanitized with nitric acid
• Boy Scout shot by deputy for forcibly stealing sanitary napkins
• Death toll in Madrid to reach 20,000,000 by Sunday
• Breathing forbidden in Mont Royal after 9AM
• Huge Saudi camel die-off caused by plague
• New evolution of coronavirus causes massive incontinence in pets
• In Miami, hundreds of sceaming coronavirus cases thrown into alligator pen at zoo

The Table of Contents
The Loony Tunes News
• One in five Americans under strict stay-home orders to slow coronavirus spread
• ‘Inducing panic’: Media under fire for driving coronavirus hype to epidemic levels
• Toning down the 2019-nCoV media hype—and restoring hope
• It is near; it is at hand. Maybe tomorrow but probably never
• The Encyclopedia of American Loons Continue Reading »

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TBR News March 20, 2020

Mar 20 2020

The Voice of the White House
Washington, D.C. March 120 2020:“Working in the White House as a junior staffer is an interesting experience.
When I was younger, I worked as a summer-time job in a clinic for people who had moderate to severe mental problems and the current work closely, at times, echos the earlier one.
I am not an intimate of the President but I have encountered him from time to time and I daily see manifestations of his growing psychological problems.
He insults people, uses foul language, is frantic to see his name mentioned on main-line television and pays absolutely no attention to any advice from his staff that runs counter to his strange ideas.
He lies like a rug to everyone, eats like a hog, makes lewd remarks to female staffers and flies into rages if anyone dares to contradict him.
It is becoming more and more evident to even the least intelligent American voter that Trump is vicious, corrupt and amoral. He has stated often that even if he loses the
election in 2020, he will not leave the White House. I have news for Donald but this is not the place to discuss it.

Commentary for March 20, 2020
Hysterical myths versus reality
Coronavirus originated in China.
Chinese peasants live with hogs in their back yard, chickens in the kitchen and on and on.
A flu based on some animal disease is very common in China.
The current flu, Coronavirus, is a lightweight flu, very contagious and of short duration.
My informant in the FBI told me that the Chinese were pissed off at Trump for messing with their economy; issuing bombastic threats one day, being pleasant the next.
They took a common virus, no more deadly than the common cold, and used it as an excuse to shut down factories that were supplying America retail business with parts.
This was to send a warning to Trump to back off.
But someone got their hands on the virus and blew it up out of all proportion to reality and has been creating social havoc world-wide.
Yes, people die of Coronavirus. But last year, 55,000 (!) Americans died of the standard flu and there was no mass hysteria such as the lunacy we see today.
Now Coronavirus could mutate very dangerous but to date has not done so.
Either the global media is packed to the Plimsoll line with drooling idiots or there is a general plan to create economic and social havoc in their readers.
Perhaps this is a methodology to increase circulation in a media that is shrinking slowly into economic oblivion.
If so, when the general public discovers they have been tricked, there will be serious trouble.
Elections are coming up and an enraged voting majority has a strong influence with Congress.
Recall, sir, that he who touches pitch shall be defiled.
John Hopkins has published an excellent study of the relatively harmlessness of Coronavirus and Google is beginning to publish more such articles.
A friend who holds a position of importance at Google (in Mountain View, California) has told me, under strict confidence, that his firm has been told to minimize articles that downplay the purported deadliness of the Chinese virus and to bury articles that run counter to the hype thrust.

More scare propganda from Reuters

• California issues ‘stay home’ order as U.S. deaths hit 200
• World’s top debt funds lose billions
• U.S. power industry may ask key employees to live at work if coronavirus worsens
• Come back to fight coronavirus, UK begs 65,000 former nurses and doctors
• Global economy already in recession on coronavirus devastation: Reuters poll
• Coronavirus deaths in Italy overtake China as economic damage mounts
• YouTube to reduce streaming quality in Europe due to coronavirus
• Nissan’s UK factory closed until further notice over coronavirus
• France sends warship to evacuate coronavirus patients from Corsica
• Coronavirus takes brutal toll on small U.S. eateries

and from The Guardian
• Death toll in Spain reaches 1,000 as Germany threatens further curfews
• EU ‘open’ to Brexit delay request from UK – Von Der Leyen
• Mixed day for global stock markets
• UK train services to be reduced
• UK’s key workers allowed to keep children in school
• World’s most vulnerable in ‘third wave’ for Covid-19 support, warn experts
• Fears that lack of coronavirus testing and supplies could mean refugees and those caught in crises are left behind
• Coronavirus credit crunch could make 2008 look like ‘child’s play’
• Southern Italy braces for ‘tsunami’ of coronavirus cases
• ‘We were on borrowed time’: coronavirus could strike final blow to local newspapers
• A number of west coast papers have suspended publication as ad revenue from local events and businesses plummets

and from the New York Times
• Hospitals Struggle to Prepare for Surge of Coronavirus Patients
• As Global Toll Passes 10,000, Medical Workers Brace for Worst
• On both sides of the Atlantic, policymakers sought an effective response to both a public health disaster and a growing economic crisis.
• Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered all Californians to stay in except for essential trips. Many businesses will be closed.
• Officials in Australia are tracking down thousands of passengers who left a Princess Cruise ship.
• All 40 Million Californians Ordered to Stay In
• New York Has Over 40 Percent of U.S. Coronavirus Cases
• A huge increase in testing capacity in the state and the quickening spread of the virus have yielded sobering news.
• Search for Vaccine Becomes a Global Competition

and the Washington Post
• ‘We’re about to be overwhelmed,’ L.A. Mayor Garcetti says
• New York to close hair salons and tattoo parlors, mandates 75 percent reduction of all nonessential in-person workforces
• More Americans approve of Trump’s handling of the crisis, poll finds
• Death toll in Spain surges by 30 percent in one day
• The coronavirus has thrown us all in the mud
• The week the coronavirus ground the sports world to a halt
• Italian doctor dies of coronavirus after reportedly having to treat patients without gloves
• The danger of a second wave
• Mapping the virus’s spread
• What if I think I’m infected?
• We could all soon be in California’s situation

and, finally, from Deutsche Welle
• Coronavirus latest: Bavaria announces lockdown
• As the global COVID-19 pandemic worsens, businesses across the globe are being forced to dramatically change operations both to stay afloat and to do some wider good for a stricken society.
• Coronavirus and basic rights: What is the German state allowed to do?
• Hands off! What can we touch during the coronavirus outbreak?
• What does the coronavirus do when it infects someone?
• Coronavirus: Germany plans to mobilize military reservists
• Coronavirus compounds problems for German carmakers
• Coronavirus: Fears of domestic violence, child abuse rise
• Coronavirus latest: Italy deaths surge past China
• Will the coronavirus change the way we work from home?

How about …..

• All paper money to be confiscated and burned by DHS
• How locking up your mother-in-law in the closet can save lives
• Millions die in Outer Mongolia
• All US motels to burn bed sheets after guests leave
• Germ laden Tablets to be seized by FBI
• Montenegro death toll at seventeen, European health authorities horrified
• All infected witches to be burnt at stake in England
• Bat urine coronavirus tester to be produced in Florida
• Sulfuric acid skin tests tried in Austin
• Picture of Jesus cures hundreds of deadly virus victims in Chicago

The Table of Contents
• Coronavirus Death Rate in Wuhan Is Lower than Previously Thought, Study Finds
• The Coronavirus Crisis
• Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE)
• Coronavirus Death Rate in Wuhan Is Lower than Previously Thought, Study Finds
• The Coronavirus Crisis Continue Reading »

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TBR News March 19, 2020

Mar 19 2020

The Voice of the White House
Washington, D.C. March 19, 2020:“Working in the White House as a junior staffer is an interesting experience.
When I was younger, I worked as a summer-time job in a clinic for people who had moderate to severe mental problems and the current work closely, at times, echos the earlier one.
I am not an intimate of the President but I have encountered him from time to time and I daily see manifestations of his growing psychological problems.
He insults people, uses foul language, is frantic to see his name mentioned on main-line television and pays absolutely no attention to any advice from his staff that runs counter to his strange ideas.
He lies like a rug to everyone, eats like a hog, makes lewd remarks to female staffers and flies into rages if anyone dares to contradict him.
It is becoming more and more evident to even the least intelligent American voter that Trump is vicious, corrupt and amoral. He has stated often that even if he loses the
election in 2020, he will not leave the White House. I have news for Donald but this is not the place to discuss it.

Commentary for March 19, 2020 : The coronavirus frenzy seems to have peaked in the press but there is always the military, ready and eager to Defend America from the Unwashed Ones. Most of the repression talk is theory at this point but there are those, fanatical Christian-types and far righters, who lust after it as a whore lust after respectability or a professional politician after votes. Here are the latest Gloom and Doom headlines and one will note that they are less lunatic than the ones posted yesterday.”

More scare propganda from Reuters
• ‘There are no funerals:’ Death in quarantine leaves nowhere to grieve
• Coronavirus upends livelihoods across Europe
• U.S. life insurers impose waiting periods to skirt coronavirus risk
• For U.S. small restaurants, coronavirus impact is swift and brutal
• Mexican migrant shelters brace for coronavirus
• From a trickle to a steady flow: Coronavirus caseload tests U.S. military
• Coronavirus conspiracies go viral on Whatsapp as crisis deepens
• Airline industry crisis deepens as coronavirus pain spreads
• Credit markets flash red as coronavirus hits corporate America
• Dutch confirmed coronavirus cases at 2,460: health authorities

and from The Guardian
• Spain death toll up to 767; EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier tests positive
• Italian province struggles to bury its coronavirus dead
• France may refuse entry to Britons if no UK lockdown
• Russia reports first Covid-19 death
• New Zealand closes borders to foreigners from midnight Thursday
• Australia closes borders to non-residents and non-citizens
• Pandemic hits car industry
• Colombia has become the latest country to block the entrance of all non-citizens
• ‘This is a war’Cuomo warns coronavirus could overwhelm New York healthcare
• Suddenly I have no paycheck’: layoffs and cuts for workers rocked by coronaviru

and from the New York Times
• As Pandemic Spreads Swiftly, China Reports Zero New Local Infections
• White House Seeks $500 Billion in Checks for Taxpayers
• Britain, bracing for a surge, put 20,000 troops on standby. Follow our updates.
• More Turmoil on Wall Street as Jobless Claims Surge: Updates
• Stocks fell even as global governments took steps to offset the sharp decline gripping their economies.
• The coronavirus will overwhelm New York’s health care system, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said.
• Need a Coronavirus Test? Money and Fame May Help
• Limited testing has left many Americans without answers, yet the list of celebrity patients grows.
• Virus Ravages 7 Family Members, Killing 3
• A Promising Treatment for Coronavirus Fails

and the Washington Post
• As U.S. layoffs skyrocket, unemployment safety net is underprepared
• Billions in bailouts, checks for every American … but will that be enough?
• Will coronavirus kill off movie theaters?
• What to consider before canceling a flight because of coronavirus
• ‘If I get corona, I get corona’: Miami spring breakers say covid-19 hasn’t stopped them from partying
• This is everywhere you should be sanitizing in your hotel
• While coronavirus ravages Iran, U.S. sanctions squeeze it
• Hospital workers battling coronavirus turn to bandannas, sports goggles and homemade face shields amid shortages
• More lifesaving ventilators are available. Hospitals can’t afford them.
• Americans must relearn to sacrifice in the time of coronavirus

and, finally, from Deutsche Welle

• Coronavirus latest: Spanish deaths surge
• Merkel: Coronavirus is Germany’s greatest challenge since World War Two
• Coronavirus and basic rights: What is the German state allowed to do?
• Hands off! What can we touch during the coronavirus outbreak?
• What does the coronavirus do when it infects someone?
• Is Pakistan taking COVID-19 too lightly?
• Blood in the time of corona: Why donations are needed more than ever
• Coronavirus travel chaos as Latin America barricades itself
• Coronavirus latest: Spanish COVID-19 deaths surge
• Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has said Italy’s lockdown must be extended

How about …..

• As scientists have proven shoes carry coronavirus, Americans must go barefoot in public
• Army to shoot coronavirus protestors making public displays of anger
• A shocking case in Maine where hit-run victim falsely said to have died of coronavirus
• Hospitals in Texas throwing new coronavirus patients into heating furnace to protect others
• Giant bats seen in California park might carry deadly virus
• Iowa to brand foreheads of coronavirus patients to warn others to avoid
• Only one passenger to be allowed per bus in Chicago
• All public schools in Florida to be permanently closed and turned into shopping malls
• Florida school students forced to work in lead mines for twelve hour shifts
• Santa Claus will be permanently banned from entering American homes on Monday

The Table of Contents
Exclusive: Inside The Military’s Top Secret Plans If Coronavirus Cripples the Government
• Pentagon preparing for mass civil breakdown
• Minerva Project
• OPERATION NORTHWOODS Continue Reading »

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