News Analysis: Trump's obsession with Obama turns two-way race into a three-way tangle
More than three years after leaving the White House, Barack Obama appears to have taken up renewed residency.
Not within its living quarters but, rather, inside President Trump's head.
In a barrage remarkable even by Trump's norm-demolishing standards, the nation's 45th chief executive has spent a good deal of time lately savaging the 44th.
Suddenly, a two-way race has turned into a three-way tangle.
That may have been somewhat inevitable, seeing as how Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee, spent eight years in the White House as Obama's vice president; an attack on Obama is, by extension, a blow struck against his good friend and former workmate.
But political calculation aside, the volume of attacks from the president and the level of personal vitriol are of a wholly different order, transcending the usual partisan sniping. Among Obama's trespasses, Trump has accused him — without substantiation or much clarity — of committing "the biggest political crime and scandal in the history of the USA, by FAR."
Trump backers might argue that Obama started the latest round of vituperation.
In a conference call this month with alumni of his administration, the former president described Trump's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic as "an absolute chaotic disaster" and criticized the Justice Department for saying it would drop its criminal case against former national security advisor Michael Flynn.
"That’s the kind of stuff where you begin to get worried that basic — not just institutional norms — but our basic understanding of rule of law is at risk," Obama said. With 3,000 people dialing in, he must have known his remarks were bound to leak.
Trump's eruption soon followed and his molten rage has scarcely let up. In a barrage of Tweets and television appearances, he accused Ob..
FDA Halts Coronavirus Testing Program Backed by Bill Gates
An innovative coronavirus testing program in the Seattle area — promoted by billionaire Bill Gates and local public health officials as a way of conducting wider surveillance on the invisible spread of the virus — has been ordered by the federal government to stop its work pending additional reviews.
The program involved sending home test kits to both healthy and sick people in the hope of conducting the kind of widespread monitoring that could help communities safely reopen from lockdowns. Researchers and public health authorities already had tested thousands of samples, finding dozens of previously undetected cases.
But the program, a partnership between research groups and the Seattle and King County public health department that had been operating under authorization from the state, was notified this week that it now needs approval directly from the federal government. Officials with the Food and Drug Administration told the partnership to cease its testing and reporting until the agency grants further approval.
“Please discontinue patient testing and return of diagnostic results to patients until proper authorization is obtained,” the FDA wrote in a memo.
Dr. Eric Topol, director of the Scripps Research Translational Institute, who is not involved in the Seattle group, said it had “emerged as leading lights in this whole COVID-19 crisis.” He said it was “bizarre” that the FDA would halt such a project.
The Seattle partnership that is conducting the testing, the Seattle Coronavirus Assessment Network, said in a statement that it had been in conversation with the FDA about its program for about 10 weeks and submitted data a month ago.
“We are actively working to address their questions,” the group said.
By the end of February, those researchers ended up doing some testing anyway, discovered the first..
President to Sen. Graham: Call Obama to testify about 'political crime'
President Trump is urging Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, to call former President Obama as a witness in the panel's investigation of the origins of the Russia probe.
"If I were a Senator or Congressman, the first person I would call to testify about the biggest political crime and scandal in the history of the USA, by FAR, is former President Obama," he wrote on Twitter. "He knew EVERYTHING. Do it @LindseyGrahamSC, just do it. No more Mr. Nice Guy. No more talk!"
Graham has said "no president is above the law," but regarding Obama testifying, he's "greatly concerned about the precedent that would be set by calling a former president for oversight."
"As to the Judiciary Committee, both presidents are welcome to come before the committee and share their concerns about each other. If nothing else, it would make for great television. However, I have great doubts about whether it would be wise for the country," he said.
The Washington Examiner noted the pressure from the White House compounds growing impatience with Graham from the right. His critics point out he has been vowing to investigate Obama-era officials who launched the Trump-Russia investigation.
Trump's tweet followed the release of transcripts last week showing Obama officials testified under oath they saw no evidence of Trump campaign collusion with Russia in 2016. Meanwhile, they were giving television interviews insisting they had evidence.
Last week, evidence in the Michael Flynn case was unsealed confirming the former national security adviser's claim that the FBI intended to get him to lie.
The Examiner noted Trump's tweet also followed the release Wednesday of a memo, declassified by acting Director..
POPE FRANCIS OPENS MAY 14TH CHRISLAM WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR HUMANITY BY COMMANDING HIS ONE WORLD RELIGION FOLLOWERS TO PRAY TO THEIR GODS
Rev 13:11 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.
Rev 13:12 And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.
Rev 13:15 And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.
Act_4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
Joh_14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
Joh 3:3 Jesus replied, "I tell you the truth, unless you are born again, you cannot see the Kingdom of God."
1Jn 4:1 Dear friends, do not believe everyone who claims to speak by the Spirit. You must test them to see if the spirit they have comes from God. For there are many false prophets in the world.
1Jn 4:2 This is how we know if they have the Spirit of God: If a person claiming to be a prophet acknowledges that Jesus Christ came in a real body, that person has the Spirit of God. 1Jn 4:3 But if someone claims to be a prophet and does not acknowledge the truth about Jesus, that person is not from God. Such a person has the spirit of the Antichrist, which you heard is coming into the world and indeed is already here.
Rom_6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our..
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Dan 11:32 He will flatter and win over those who have violated the covenant. But the people who know their God will be strong and will resist him.
Rev 13:11 Then I saw another beast come up out of the earth. He had two horns like those of a lamb, but he spoke with the voice of a dragon.
Rev 13:12 He exercised all the authority of the first beast. And he required all the earth and its people to worship the first beast, whose fatal wound had been healed.
Rev 13:13 He did astounding miracles, even making fire flash down to earth from the sky while everyone was watching.
Rev 13:14 And with all the miracles he was allowed to perform on behalf of the first beast, he deceived all the people who belong to this world. He ordered the people to make a great statue of the first beast, who was fatally wounded and then came back to life.
Rev 13:15 He was then permitted to give life to this statue so that it could speak. Then the statue of the beast commanded that anyone refusing to worship it must die.
Rev 13:16 He required everyone—small and great, rich and poor, free and slave—to be given a mark on the right hand or on the forehead.
Rev 13:17 And no one could buy or sell anything without that mark, which was either the name of the beast or the number representing his name.
Giuliani: 'Fauci gave $3.7 million to the Wuhan laboratory'
Dr. Anthony Fauci is among the onetime members of the Obama administration who must be held accountable for the $3.7 million the U.S. granted to China for coronavirus research in 2014, contends Rudy Giuliani.
Some of the money went to the Wuhan laboratory in which the coronavirus pandemic is believe to have originated.
The former New York City mayor, now personal legal counsel for President Trump, said in an interview Sunday with New York AM 970 radio's "The Cats Roundtable" that he would open an investivation if he were U.S. attorney.
Giuliani wants to find out what Fauci, who has served as director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases since 1984, knew about what was going on in the Wuhan laboratory when the grant was made.
The U.S. intelligence community believes the current coronavirus strain may have accidentally escaped from the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
Giuliani suspects China was experimenting with viruses at the lab for the purpose of "weaponizing them." He said the U.S. was prohibited from giving any money to any laboratory "that was fooling around with these viruses."
"Despite that, Dr. Fauci gave $3.7 million to the Wuhan laboratory — and then even after the State Department issued reports about how unsafe that laboratory was, and how suspicious they were in the way they were developing a virus that could be transmitted to humans."
The U.S. never pulled the money, Giuliani emphasized to host John Ca
"So, something here is going on, John. I don't want to make any accusations," he said. "But there was more knowledge about what was going on in China with our scientific people than they disclosed to us when this first came out.
"I mean, just think of it, if this laboratory turns out to be the plac..
Sweden official: Coronavirus strategy of keeping country open seems to be working
Sweden's top epidemiologist believes his country could reach "herd immunity" for COVID-19 in the population by May.
“According to our modelers [at the Public Health Agency of Sweden], we are starting to see so many immune people in the population in Stockholm that it is starting to have an effect on the spread of the infection,” Dr. Anders Tegnell told recently local reporters, according to the U.K. Daily Mail.
“Our models point to some time in May.”
While Sweden has canceled large sporting and other events, schools, gyms, bars and restaurants have remained open, relying on citizens to do what is necessary to keep themselves safe.
"The government has banned gatherings of 50 people and barred visits to nursing homes. It also banned non-essential travel to Sweden from outside the EU," the Daily Mail reported.
John Burn-Murdoch of the Financial Times noted in a Monday tweet that Stockholm, Sweden's capital city and largest population center (2.4 million in the metro area), has seen a decline in new hospitalizations.
According to Johns Hopkins, Sweden has 14,777 confirmed cases and 1,580 deaths.
Critics have pointed out that Sweden has had a significantly higher death rate -- at 118 per one million people -- than the surrounding Nordic nations of Norway, Finland and Denmark.
"Sweden’s per-million tally is also significantly higher than the 42 recorded in Germany – but remains lower than the [United Kingdom’s] rate of 182 (as of Tuesday) and far below Italy’s 349 and Spain’s 399," The Guardian reported.
Statista shows Sweden's death rate per million at approximately 151 versus the United States at 124.
Woody Harrelson among stars sharing coronavirus conspiracy theories tied to 5G
Wild conspiracy theories linking 5G networks to the coronavirus pandemic are being blamed for a spate of attacks on UK cellphone towers — and are even being spread by celebrities such as Woody Harrelson.
Fires at towers in Birmingham, Liverpool and Belfast have all been blamed on the conspiracy theories, UK officials said. The theories have ranged from 5G signals causing the virus, to the contagion being started as a cover-up for health maladies related to the networks.
UK Cabinet Minister Michael Gove damned the tales as “dangerous nonsense” while noting that the damaged phone lines are crucial for emergency services battling the pandemic.
Yet the conspiracy theories are quickly reaching a massive audience — thanks in parts to celebrities now sharing them with millions of people on social media.
Former “Cheers” TV star Woody Harrelson recently posted a report “about the negative effects of 5G” and its supposed role in the coronavirus pandemic to his more than 2 million Instagram followers.
“I haven’t fully vetted it I find it very interesting,” he wrote of the report claiming that “5G radiation” is “exacerbating” the contagion’s spread and making it more lethal.
That post got 25,500 likes — while a later one of a video showing Chinese campaigners attacking phone towers there got viewed more than 300,000 times.
Singer M.I.A. has also repeatedly tweeted about her fears over 5G — recently saying that even if it does not cause COVID-19, it “can confuse or slow the body down in healing process as body is learning to cope with new signals wavelength s frequency etc @ same time as Cov.”
The “Paper Planes” rapper even posted a photo of one of the burning towers.
“People in England are setting fire to it. They should just turn it off till after the pandemic!” she wrote...
Relax! Coronavirus is Less Dangerous Than the Flu, Says Epidemic Expert
All the panic surrounding the Wuhan coronavirus is misplaced. According to experts you should be worried more about the common flu.
According to a researcher and epidemic expert at the Oslo Metropolitan University, Svenn-Erik Mamelund, Coronavirus should not be a cause of panic
Flu Will Kill More People Than Wuhan Coronavirus
Other experts have echoed Mamelund’s view. Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s preventive medicine and health policy professor, Dr. William Schaffner, recently told Kaiser Health News that “coronavirus will be a blip on the horizon” [Kaiser Health] compared to the flu.
Sheridan Memorial Hospital’s chief medical officer Dr. John Addlesperger, shares the same view that coronavirus is less dangerous than the flu [Sheridian Memorial] noting that influenza killed 35,000 people in the U.S. last year.
An emergency physician with the Hospital Corporation of America, Dr. Cole Sondrup, stated that the Wuhan coronavirus will be less fatal than the flu:
CDC: 80,000 people died of flu last winter in U.S., highest death toll in 40 years
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2Ti_1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
1Jn_4:18 There is no fe..
COVID-19(CORONAVIRUS) Stopped: GREAT TRIBULATION Delayed (2020)
1. Only BIRTH PAINS not the Birth : Taste of the Great Tribulation
Mar 13:7 And when ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars, be ye not troubled: for such things must needs be; but the end shall not be yet.
Mar 13:8 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.
2. Stopped for the ELECT'S/Born Again Christian's Sake
Mar 13:20 And except that the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh should be saved: but for the elect's sake, whom he hath chosen, he hath shortened the days.
3. People ASSUME the Great Tribulation is Happening Everytime a Plague or War Starts(fooled by Physical Observation instead of Spiritual Observation)
1Ki 19:11 "Go out and stand before Me on the mountain," the LORD told him. And as Elijah stood there, the LORD passed by, and a mighty windstorm hit the mountain. It was such a terrible blast that the rocks were torn loose, but the LORD was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake.
1Ki 19:12 And after the earthquake there was a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire. And after the fire there was the sound of a gentle whisper.
1Ki 19:13 When Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in his cloak and went out and stood at the entrance of the cave. And a voice said, "What are you doing here, Elijah?"
4. Still a Little Time Left Before the Next Rapture and then the Great Tribulation: To Set Things in Order and Get the People ANOINTED
1Ki 19:15 And the LORD said unto him, Go, return on thy way to the wilderness of Damascus: and when thou comest, anoint Hazael to be king over Syria:
1Ki 19:16 And Jehu the son of Nimshi shalt thou anoint to be king over Israel: and Elisha the son of Shaphat of Abelmeholah shalt thou anoint to be prophet..