Coronavirus Updates: Worldwide Deaths Top 600,000; Houston Hospitals ‘Worse than Harvey’ | The Weather Channel

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention added cancer to its list of pre-existing conditions that could make people more vulnerable to severe complications from COVID-19. The list, updated on Friday, already included conditions such as chronic kidney disease, Type 2 diabetes, diabetes and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

-Coronavirus deaths in more than 20 states are higher now than they were at the end of June, accordoing to The Washington Post.-Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said Sunday that his state has the third highest number of cases per capita in the U.S.

“COVID-19 is more rampant in Louisiana now than it has ever been. We now have a statewide epidemic, it is no longer one or two regions driving case growth,” Edwards posted on Twitter. “It’s on all of us to do better and wear masks in public, practice social distancing and avoid congregating.”-

A doctor in Houston says the situation there is worse than it was after Hurricane Harvey, according to The Associated Press. At least two dozen hospitals had to be evacuated as Harvey swamped the city with flood waters in September 2017

. “I’ve never seen anything like this COVID surge,” Dr. Alison Haddock of the Baylor College of Medicine, who has worked in emergency rooms for more than a decade, said. “We’re doing our best, but we’re not an ICU.”

Harvey killed at least 82 people in Texas. COVID-19 has claimed the lives of nearly 4,000.-Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Sunday that five US Navy teams are deploying to four locations “to help meet medical needs in hospitals throughout the state.”

The governor said in a news release that the teams, which include medical and support professionals, are going to Harlingen, Del Rio, Eagle Pass and Rio Grande City.-

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti told CNN the city is on the “brink” of another stay-at-home order as coronavirus cases continue to surge. More than 153,000 people in Los Angeles are known to have been infected with COVID-19 and at least 4,084 have died.-

Georgia reported more than 4,700 new cases Saturday, a record high for a single day. The state has recorded more than 139,000 cases overall and at least 3,168 deaths.-

North Carolina, Wisconsin and Missouri also saw record daily increases in cases on Saturday.Worldwide:-The Australian city of Melbourne ordered anyone who leaves their homes to wear a mask, as infections there continue to spread.

Anyone who violates the rule could be fined $140, the AP reported. The city and some surrounding areas are already under a lockdown order issued earlier this month.

The state of Victoria, where Melbourne is located, has recorded more than 5,600 cases of COVID-19, about half the total number in Australia overall.-All non-essential civil servants in Hong Kong are being told to work from home amid a spike in cases.

Masks are also required in all public places. Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam characterized the situation as “really critical” and said there is no sign that it is under control.

Source: Coronavirus Updates: Worldwide Deaths Top 600,000; Houston Hospitals ‘Worse than Harvey’ | The Weather Channel

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Why wouldn’t the Obama WH spy on Trump,frame his supporters and initiate The Russia Hoax?

Remember Lois Lerner head of an IRS division under the Obama administration? I can remember her testifying before Congress-including,a bizarre opening where Ms Lerner read an opening statement THEN pleaded the 5th.

She led the IRS division that processes applications for tax-exempt groups.Why was she testifying under oath?

A 2013 inspector general’s report found the IRS had singled out conservative and tea party organizations for intense scrutiny, oftentimes simply based on their conservative-sounding or tea party names. The IRS delayed for months, even years, the applications, and some groups were improperly questioned about their donors and their religious affiliations and practices.

Source: https://web.archive.org/web/20200702064428/https://www.dailysignal.com/2019/01/11/conservative-groups-targeted-in-lois-lerners-irs-scandal-receive-settlement-checks/

Let’s not forget how the Obama WH targeted news organizations and reporters either:

In 2013, the Obama Justice Department labeled then-Fox News reporter James Rosen a “criminal co-conspirator” under the Espionage Act of 1917. And all because the reporter used a State Department contractor as a source for a story. Rosen was also labeled a “flight risk.”

The Justice Department seized the records of at least five phone lines connected to Fox News. The federal law enforcement agency even seized the phone records of Rosen’s parents. The FBI also got a warrant to search Rosen’s emails from 2010.

In May 2013, the Associated Press revealed that the Justice Department had secretly collected two months’ worth of personal and work-related phone calls made by AP reporters and editors.

Federal officials secretly obtained records on incoming and outgoing calls made by specific AP journalists, as well as general news staff, the news group reported, potentially compromising many sources totally unrelated to the investigation. Federal investigators even collected data on calls made by AP reporters in the House of Representatives press gallery.

Source:https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/obama-whose-administration-prosecuted-and-spied-on-reporters-claims-trump-is-very-bad-for-criticizing-newsrooms

Sharyl Attkisson was a target of the Obama WH and wrote a whole book detailing her experience with such things as a computer hack. The problem for Ms Attkisson as with anyone who was considered an enemy of Obama and his surrogates-is that the media was an accomplice and any wrong doing that might have been committed was covered up.They always had an excuse or an alternative explanation not to believe what your own eyes were seeing.

In her  book, “Stonewalled,” Attkisson details how her computers were hacked in late 2012 during her reporting on Benghazi.

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And that’s just one instance of the issues Attkisson faced.

She eventually left CBS News after more than two decades with the network, citing frustrations with what she saw as the network’s liberal bias, an outsize influence by the network’s corporate partners, and a lack of dedication to investigative reporting…  she increasingly felt that her work was no longer supported and that it was a struggle to get her reporting on air.

Source:https://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2014/10/sharyl-attkisson-releases-video-of-apparent-computer-hack-197961

Of course Politico provided cover for Obama and CBS by accusing CBS’s own 2 decade[pause for thought] reporter of having an agenda.

So you don’t think the Obama WH would have spied on and framed Trump and his surrogates thereby setting in motion a coup? We know they COULD have-they had the means-so there are 2 questions to ask:

  1. Would they? 2. Did they?

1.Given the background we know of, i think we can safely say they would IF they could get away with it. And why wouldn’t they? Is the media going to investigate? Are they actually going to report on it? Worse, maybe they were conspiring with the Obama WH? Maybe Obama and Clinton didn’t think she would lose? 
2.Did they? I’ll let the facts speak for themselves.They’re out there. You just have to look.
Did anyone else find it odd how sure Obama and his cohorts, including Hillary, were that Trump would never win the election? They were over the top certain;you could say that’s subjective but it was hard to miss how self assured they were that he would not win. Remember how shocked they were when he won? Now that was definitely over the top(too obvious).
Why not go for it-the coup-when the media is a willing accomplice?
Don’t you just love the militant arm of the Democrat party (ANTIFA,BLM,THE ‘RESISTANCE’)and their propaganda dept on cable news?

BACKGROUND – Political Surveillance… | The Last Refuge

With the release of transcripts and the declassification of material from within the IG report, the Carter Page FISA and Flynn documents showing FBI activity; and with the recent release from Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsay Graham; there is a common misconception about why the intelligence apparatus began investigating the Trump campaign in the first place. Why was Donald Trump considered a threat?In this outline we hope to provide some fully cited deep source material that will explain the origin; and specifically why those inside the Intelligence Community & DOJ began targeting Trump and using Confidential Human Sources against campaign officials.

During the time-frame of December 2015 through April 2016 the NSA database was being exploited by contractors within the intelligence community doing unauthorized searches.

On March 9, 2016, oversight personnel doing a review of FBI system access were alerted to thousands of unauthorized search queries of specific U.S. persons within the NSA database.

NSA Director Admiral Mike Rogers was made aware.

Subsequently NSA Director Rogers initiated a full compliance review of the system to identify who was doing the searches; & what searches were being conducted.

[Thank God Admiral Rogers was an honorable man.We owe him our gratitude big league!]

 

🚩On April 18, 2016, following the preliminary audit results, Director Rogers shut down all FBI contractor access to the database after he learned FISA-702 “about”(17) and “to/from”(16) search queries were being done without authorization. 👈🏼Thus begins the first discovery of a much bigger background story.🚩

When you compile the timeline with the people involved; and the specific wording of the resulting review, which was then delivered to the FISA court; and overlay the activity that was taking place in the GOP primary; what we discover is a process where the metadata collected by the NSA was being searched for political opposition research and surveillance.

Additionally, tens-of-thousands of searches were identified by the FISA court as likely extending much further than the compliance review period: “while the government reports it is unable to provide a reliable estimate of the non compliant queries since 2012, there is no apparent reason to believe the November 2015 [to] April 2016 period coincided with an unusually high error rate”.

In short, during the Obama administration the NSA database was continually used to conduct surveillance. This is the critical point that leads to understanding the origin of “Spygate”, as it unfolded in the Spring and Summer of 2016.

Initially in December 2015 there were 17 GOP candidates and all needed to be researched.

However, when Donald Trump won New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina the field was significantly whittled. Trump, Cruz, Rubio, Kasich and Carson remained.

On Super Tuesday, March 2, 2016, Donald Trump won seven states (VT, AR, VA, GA, AL, TN, MA) it was then clear that Trump was the GOP frontrunner with momentum to become the presumptive nominee. On March 5th, Trump won Kentucky and Louisiana; and on March 8th Trump won Michigan, Mississippi and Hawaii.

The next day, March 9th, NSA security alerts warned internal oversight personnel that something sketchy was going on.

This timing is not coincidental. As FISA Judge Rosemary Collyer later wrote in her report,

many of these non-compliant queries involved the use of the same identifiers over different date ranges.”

Put another way: attributes belonging to a specific individual(s) were being targeted and queried, unlawfully. Given what was later discovered, it seems obvious the primary search target, over multiple date ranges, was Donald Trump.

There were tens-of-thousands of unauthorized search queries; and as Judge Collyer stated in her report, there is no reason to believe the 85% non compliant rate was any different from the abuse of the NSA database going back to 2012.

As you will see below the NSA database was how political surveillance was being conducted during Obama’s second term in office. However, when the system was flagged, and when NSA Director Mike Rogers shut down “contractor” access to the system, the system users needed to develop another way to get access.

Mike Rogers shuts down access on April 18, 2016. On April 19, 2016, Fusion-GPS founder Glenn Simpson’s wife, Mary Jacoby visits the White House. Immediately thereafter, the DNC and Clinton campaign contract Fusion GPS… who then hire Christopher Steele.

Knowing it was federal “contractors”, outside government with access to the system, doing the unauthorized searches, the question becomes: who were the contractors?

The possibilities are quite vast. Essentially anyone the FBI or intelligence apparatus was using could have participated. Crowdstrike was a known FBI contractor; they were also contracted by the DNC. Shawn Henry was the former head of the FBI office in DC and is now the President of Crowdstrike Services; a rather dubious contractor for the government and a politically connected data security and forensic company. James Comey’s special friend Daniel Richman was an unpaid FBI “special employee” with security access to the database. Nellie Ohr began working for Fusion-GPS on the Trump project in November 2015 and she was a CIA contractor; and it’s entirely likely Glenn Simpson or people within his Fusion-GPS network were also contractors for the intelligence community.

Remember the Sharyl Attkisson computer intrusions? It’s all part of this same network; Attkisson even names Shawn Henry as a defendant in her ongoing lawsuit.

All of the aforementioned names, and so many more, held a political agenda in 2016.

It seems likely if the NSA flags were never triggered then the contracted system users would have continued exploiting the NSA database for political opposition research; which would then be funneled to the Clinton team. However, once the unauthorized flags were triggered, the system users (including those inside the official intelligence apparatus) needed to find another back-door to continue… Again, the timing becomes transparent.

Immediately after NSA flags were raised March 9th; the same intelligence agencies began using confidential human sources (CHS’s) to run into the Trump campaign. By activating intelligence assets like Joseph Mifsud and Stefan Halper the IC (CIA, FBI) and system users had now created an authorized way to continue the same political surveillance operations.

When Donald Trump hired Paul Manafort on March 28, 2016, it was a perfect scenario for those doing the surveillance. Manafort was a known entity to the FBI and was previously under investigation. Paul Manafort’s entry into the Trump orbit was perfect for Glenn Simpson to sell his prior research on Manafort as a Trump-Russia collusion script two weeks later.

The shift from “unauthorized exploitation of the NSA database” to legally authorized exploitation of the NSA database was now in place. This was how they continued the political surveillance. This is the confluence of events that originated “spygate”, or what officially blossomed into the FBI investigation known as “Crossfire Hurricane” on July 31.

If the NSA flags were never raised; and if Director Rogers had never initiated the compliance audit; and if the political contractors were never blocked from access to the database; they would never have needed to create a legal back-door, a justification to retain the surveillance. The political operatives/contractors would have just continued the targeted metadata exploitation.

Continue Reading Here (for a breakdown of the whole sleazy affair): BACKGROUND – Political Surveillance… | The Last Refuge

Revealed: Documents Show Comey’s FBI Pushed Russia Hoax Despite Lack of Evidence ⋆ Was there ever a doubt?? ⋆ Flag And Cross

The Senate Judiciary Committee released new documents relating to the FBI’s probe into whether President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign colluded with Russia to steal the election. The new documents reveal that in early 2017, the FBI had “little, if any, evidence” of ties between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin and already had misgivings about the so-called Steele Dossier.Trending: BLM Goes Into Target, Demands the Store Stop Calling Police On Black Shoplifters (Videos)Despite this lack of evidence, the FBI, spurred on by anti-Trump agent Peter Strzok, continued to look for something to pin on Trump and further the false narrative that Trump was an agent of Russia. The information in this new trove of documents isn’t anything groundbreaking, it’s just more evidence that the investigation and narrative was weak to begin with, yet media outlets are either ignoring the documents or downplaying them. For example, Politico headlined its article about the documents as boring as possible, titling it, “Graham releases declassified docs on early months of Russia probe,” referring to Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC).[…].

Source: Revealed: Documents Show Comey’s FBI Pushed Russia Hoax Despite Lack of Evidence ⋆ Was there ever a doubt?? ⋆ Flag And Cross

Justice Department gives update on when to expect ‘pivotal’ report from John Durham – Nwo Report

Source: Daniel Chaitin, Breaking News Editor

U.S. Attorney John Durham’s criminal inquiry into the Russia investigation is on track to release a report by the end of the summer, according to the Justice Department.Kerri Kupec, a top spokeswoman for the agency, told Fox News this week that a report is not “the goal” of the criminal investigation, but it will nevertheless “be really pivotal to the restoration of that one tiered system of justice.”The politically charged review, which shifted into a criminal investigation last fall, has been decried by Democrats as a scheme to damage President Trump’s rivals ahead of the 2020 election and hailed by Republicans who claim the Russia investigation was a partisan hit job.

“There is a story to be told there. The American people deserve resolution, and frankly, justice deserves resolution,”

Kupec declared.Attorney General William Barr said last month he anticipates “developments” in Durham’s investigation “hopefully before the end of the summer.” Kupec reinforced the notion that this was only a guess.“There are no guarantees in life, but we certainly hope to see one by the end of the summer. I think it’s important,” she said.As some Trump allies raise concerns about Durham’s work being buried by a Biden administration, should Trump lose in his reelection bid, Fox News anchor Bill Hemmer asked Kupec if she can at least guarantee some sort of announcement before the November election.“I will just tell you this. We are hopeful, and we expect to see a report by the end of the summer,” Kupec said.Advertisements

Source: Justice Department gives update on when to expect ‘pivotal’ report from John Durham – Nwo Report

TWITTER SAYS HACKERS USED EMPLOYEE CREDENTIALS TO GAIN ACCESS TO ACCOUNTS – Nwo Report

Source: Sputnik Twitter said on Saturday that the recent attack on accounts of prominent figures was carried out by hackers who infiltrated the company’s internal systems using several employees’ credentials.“The attackers successfully manipulated a small number of employees and used their credentials to access Twitter’s internal systems, including getting through our two-factor protections”, the company said in a blog post on the matter.The social media company said that the attackers appear to have used social engineering tactics to force employees to take certain actions and divulge key information.From initial assessments, Twitter has found that the hack compromised 130 accounts, 45 of which “the attackers were able to initiate a password reset, login to the account, and send Tweets.” Additionally, the hackers took steps to begin downloading statistics from eight of those accounts.

Continue Reading Here: TWITTER SAYS HACKERS USED EMPLOYEE CREDENTIALS TO GAIN ACCESS TO ACCOUNTS – Nwo Report

Two-Thirds Of COVID-19 Deaths In US Occurred In 10 States | Boudica BPI Weblog

As Heritage Foundation researchers have demonstrated throughout the pandemic, the spread of COVID-19 in the U.S. has been heavily concentrated in a small number of states—and among a small number of counties within states. Even though the U.S. has seen a rapid rise in cases during the last few weeks, the overall levels of concentration have remained fairly consistent.

Together, New York and New Jersey alone account for 34% of total COVID-19 deaths, though they include only 9% of the U.S. population. 

 

As of July 14, 2020, for example, just 10 states account for 61% of all U.S. cases and 66% of all deaths (and 62% of the population).

The five states with the most cases – New York, California, Florida, Texas, and New Jersey – report 43% of all U.S. cases and 45% of all deaths.

Together, New York and New Jersey alone account for 34% of total COVID-19 deaths, though they include only 9% of the U.S. population.

These state-level figures do not, however, adequately describe the concentrated nature of the spread of COVID-19.

 

The 30 counties with the most COVID-19 deaths, for example, account for nearly one-third of all the cases in the U.S. and 49% of all deaths, much greater than their 16% share of the U.S. population. That is, just 1% of the counties in the U.S., representing 16% of the U.S. population, are responsible for approximately half of the country’s COVID-19 deaths.

Of those 30 counties, 24 are in the Northeast corridor between Philadelphia and Boston, the passageway served by a commuter railway system that runs through Manhattan.

Overall, only about 10% of the counties in the U.S. contain 90% of all the COVID-19 deaths, even though these counties include 62% of the population.

Throughout the pandemic, there have been many U.S. counties with relatively few COVID-19 deaths. For instance, as of May 11, 64% of all counties (16% of the U.S. population) had 1 or fewer COVID-19 deaths. As of July 14, 48% of all counties (9% of the population) have no more than one COVID-19 death each.

While these numbers have obviously declined since May, many counties still have a relatively small number of COVID-19 deaths. In particular, as of July 14, 66% of all counties (16% of the population) have five or fewer COVID-19 deaths.

Now that COVID testing has dramatically increased and many state and local governments have relaxed stay-at-home orders, it is even more critical to study the trends in deaths along with cases. To make studying these trends easier, The Heritage Foundation now has two interactive COVID-19 trackers – one that tracks trends in cases, while the other tracks trends in deaths.

 

 

Continue Reading Here: Two-Thirds Of COVID-19 Deaths In US Occurred In 10 States | Boudica BPI Weblog