Bolton: No 'Systemic Fraud' In Election — Trump, GOP Allies Will 'Embarrass Themselves in History'

Former national security advisor John Bolton said Tuesday on CNN’s “Situation Room” that President Donald Trump and Republican lawmakers who were planning to challenge the Electoral College certification on January 6 will “embarrass themselves in history.”

Source: Breitbart, Bolton: No ‘Systemic Fraud’ In Election — Trump, GOP Allies Will ‘Embarrass Themselves in History’

They did everything right. But after one at-home haircut, a husband and wife died of Covid-19 – CNN

  1. They did everything right. But after one at-home haircut, a husband and wife died of Covid-19  CNN
  2. Family blames haircut in couple’s coronavirus deaths  Fox News
  3. Chicago Family Suffers Rash of COVID Cases, Two Deaths After Pre-Thanksgiving Haircut  Complex
  4. Family blames haircut after couple dies from COVID-19 just 10 days apart  WITN
  5. Elderly couple both died of Covid after wife spent 40 socially-distanced minutes with their kids  Metro.co.uk
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Google Is Testing a "Short Video" Carousel That Would Surface Instagram and TikTok Videos – Gizmodo

  1. Google Is Testing a “Short Video” Carousel That Would Surface Instagram and TikTok Videos  Gizmodo
  2. Google pilots a search feature that aggregates short-form videos from TikTok and Instagram  TechCrunch
  3. Google tests aggregating short videos from TikTok and Instagram on its app  The Star Online
  4. Google Is Testing a Feature That Will Aggregate Short-Form Videos From TikTok, Instagram: Report  Gadgets 360
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A Familiar Play – Mitch McConnell Blocks Attempt to Pass $2,000 COVID Relief Bill, Deflects Accountability to POTUS

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blocked a bipartisan effort to enlarge the COVID relief bill to $2,000.  President Trump supports the enhanced relief package.  As a consequence, in justifying his maneuver McConnell did something we are all too familiar with.  … Continue reading

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New US dietary guidelines: No candy, cake for kids under 2 – OregonLive

  1. New US dietary guidelines: No candy, cake for kids under 2  OregonLive
  2. U.S. Diet Guidelines Sidestep Scientific Advice to Cut Sugar and Alcohol  The New York Times
  3. New US dietary guidelines include babies and toddlers for first time  CNN
  4. The 2020 Dietary Guidelines released today – Food Politics by Marion Nestle  foodpolitics.com
  5. New U.S. Dietary Guidelines Reject Recommendation to Cut Sugar, Alcohol Intake Limit  The Wall Street Journal
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'Bridgerton' star says 'intimacy coordinator' helped craft those sex scenes everyone is talking about – CNN

  1. ‘Bridgerton’ star says ‘intimacy coordinator’ helped craft those sex scenes everyone is talking about  CNN
  2. ‘Bridgerton’ Is Bringing All The Hot Sex Scenes We Need In Our Lives  Scary Mommy
  3. The Real History Behind Bridgerton  Den of Geek
  4. Bridgerton’s Controversial Sex Scene Explained – Season 1, Ep. 6  Oprah Mag
  5. Here Are 23 “Bridgerton” Side-By-Sides Of The Cast On The Show Vs. Real Life  BuzzFeed
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Asian shares pause recent rally, euro near 2-1/2-year high – Reuters

  1. Asian shares pause recent rally, euro near 2-1/2-year high  Reuters
  2. Asia investors bet on 2021 rebound, sending shares to record high  Aljazeera.com
  3. Asian shares pause recent rally  The Star Online
  4. Asian shares jump to record high as investors bet on healthier 2021  Reuters
  5. Asian stocks jump as investors stick to bullish view  Business Day
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Have COVID-19 deaths been inflated?

Navy Seaman Milan Torres prepares a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to be administered to a patient at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland, Dec. 14, 2020. (DoD photo by Lisa Ferdinando)

Two Minnesota state lawmakers are the latest to call for an audit of death certificates citing coronavirus, saying COVID-19 deaths could have been inflated by as much as 40%.

State Rep. Mary Franson and state Sen. Scott Jensen, a physician, have released a video on their findings:

“I have … examples where COVID isn’t the underlying cause of death, where we have a fall,” she said in the video. “Another example is we have a freshwater drowning. We have dementia. We have a stroke and multi-organ failure.”

In one case, she added, a person who was ejected from a car was “counted as a COVID death” because the virus was in his system.

Franson said at least 800 of the “death certificate data points” inspected by them indicated the virus was not the underlying cause of death.

Jensen pointed out that he gained attention back in April when he criticized the Minnesota Department of Health for following federal guides on recording coronavirus deaths.

“I sort of got myself in hot water way back in April when I made the comment that I was, as a physician, being encouraged to do death certificates differently with COVID-19 than with other disease entities,” Jensen said. “For 17 years, the CDC document that guides us as physicians to do death certificates has stood, but this year, we were told, through the Department of Health and the CDC, that the rules were changing if COVID-19 was involved. If it’s COVID-19, we’re told now it doesn’t matter if it was actually the diagnosis that caused death. If someone had it, they died of it.”

Jensen said the average payout to the hospital for a COVID death is $77,000.

In a report on “Fox & Friends” Tuesday, Franson made a direct plea to President Trump for national attention.

In other locations, similar questions are being raised – especially as high death counts continue to lead to state shutdowns.

In Tennessee, for example, a hospital retracted a death certificate for a man who had tested negative for the virus three times, yet was listed as a victim of the pandemic. In Colorado, a county coroner’s office pushed back against the state’s claim that another victim, who had tested positive for the virus, died of COVID in Montezuma County when the actual cause of death was alcohol poisoning.

However, Franson and Jensen noted in their video that while the deaths attributed to the virus appear inflated, this does not mean the virus should be treated without caution.

“The COVID-19 disease is real,” said Dr. Jensen. “There is no question.”

Questions continue to be raised by legislators in other states. A Southern Arizona lawmaker is claiming a new study he commissioned shows there is no correlation between the rising number of people being infected with COVID-19 and the number who wind up in the hospital. Rep. Mark Finchem, R-Oro Valley, is accusing the state health department of withholding the raw numbers that would allow him and other lawmakers to decide whether the trends being cited by Gov. Doug Ducey to justify his actions are merited.

On Tuesday, Finchem said it is wrong to focus on the rising number of positive test results as a reason to impose restrictions on individual and business activity, since fewer than 10 percent of those people who test positive wind up in the hospital.

The study done for Finchem by the Tennessee firm Anchor-Helm also claims “daily hospitalizations peaked June 16 and [have] fallen dramatically since.” What that means, the report says, is there is “no reason to expect a dramatic increase in cases will be associated with a dramatic increase in hospitalizations.”

Finchem has accused Ducey, the governor, of continuing to overreact to the virus even after the main danger had passed.

“The original premise of ‘flatten the curve’ was to smooth out the usage of critical care hospital beds by slowing the transmission of the virus,” Finchem said. “The effort was never about preventing the transmission of it.”

President Trump and Dr. Deborah Birx, the response coordinator for the White House coronavirus task force, as early as April said the federal government was classifying the deaths of patients infected with the coronavirus as COVID-19 deaths, regardless of any underlying health issues that could have contributed to the loss of the patient’s life.

“There are other countries that if you had a pre-existing condition, and let’s say the virus caused you to go to the ICU [intensive care unit] and then have a heart or kidney problem,” she said during a news briefing at the White House. “Some countries are recording that as a heart issue or a kidney issue and not a COVID-19 death.”

Birx said the federal government is continuing to count suspected COVID-19 deaths, despite other nations doing the opposite. “The intent is … if someone dies with COVID-19, we are counting that,” she said.

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10 Climate Alarmist Predictions For 2020 That Went Horribly Wrong

10 Climate Alarmist Predictions For 2020 That Went Horribly Wrong

Authored by Tyler O’Neil via PJMedia.com,

Long before Beto O’Rourke claimed the world only had 10 years left for humans to act against climate change, alarmists had spent decades predicting one doomsday scenario after another, each of which stubbornly failed to materialize. It seems climate armageddon has taken a permanent sabbatical.

Many of those doomsday predictions specifically mentioned the annus horribilus of 2020. Those predictions also failed, some rather spectacularly.

Steve Milloy, a former Trump/Pence EPA transition team member and founder of JunkScience.com, compiled ten climate predictions for 2020 that fell far off the mark.

1. Average global temperature up 3 degrees Celsius

Screenshot of the Oct 2, 1987 edition of the Saskatoon Star-Phoenix

In 1987, the Star-Phoenix in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, quoted James Hansen of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York. His model predicted an average temperature increase of “between one-half and one degree Celsius by the end of the ’90s.”

“And within 15 to 20 years of this, the earth will be warmer than it has been in the past 100,000 years,” Hansen said. According to the Star-Phoenix, his model predicted that “by the year 2020 we will experience an average temperature increase of around three degrees [Celsius], with even greater extremes.”

Milloy cited former NASA climatologist Roy Spencer, whose data suggest global temperatures have risen 0.64 degrees Celsius since 1987. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) shows an increase of about 0.5 degrees Celsius from 1987.

2. Global emissions

In 1978, The Vancouver Sun cited a paper in the journal Science. University of Washington researcher Minze Stuiver predicted that the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere will have doubled by 2020. “We learn that if present trends continue, with economics the only limit on the exploitation of fossil fuels, the CO2 concentration will have doubled by 2020. Forty to 80 years after fuel burning peaks — that will come mid-century — the CO2 concentration will be five to 10 times its present level.”

Yet the CO2 in the atmosphere hasn’t come close to doubling since 1978. According to NOAA, in March 1978 when the Sun published this article, there were 335 parts per million of CO2 in the atmosphere. In February 2020, NOAA reported 413 parts per million in the atmosphere. That represents an increase of 23 percent, a far cry from doubling the concentration (which would be 670 parts per million).

3. Emissions from India and China

In December 2009, The Springfield News-Leader reported that India and China had pledged to cut emissions by 2020. “The developing world, for the first time, is offering its own actions — not straight reductions, but clean-energy projects and other steps to slow the growth of their emissions.”

“China says it will, by 2020, reduce gases by 40 to 45 percent below ‘business as usual,’ that is, judged against 2005 figures, for energy used versus economic input. India offers a 20 to 25 percent slowdown in emissions growth.”

While these projections were more promises than predictions, they fell wide of the mark. India and China increased their carbon emissions since 2005. According to the World Bank, India emitted 1.2 million kilotons of CO2 in 2005 and 2.4 million kilotons of CO2 in 2018, the last year data is available, a 200 percent increase. China, meanwhile, emitted 5.9 million kilotons in 2005 and 9.9 million kilotons in 2016, a 168 percent increase.

4. No snow on Mount Kilimanjaro

Screenshot of The Vancouver Sun reporting on a scientist’s prediction that the snows of Mount Kilimanjaro will disappear by 2020.

In 2001, The Vancouver Sun reported, “Snows of Kilimanjaro to vanish by 2020.”

“‘At this rate, all of the ice will be gone between 2010 and 2020,’ said Lonnie Thompson, a geologist at Ohio State University. ‘And that is probably a conservative estimate.”

Al Gore’s 2006 documentary An Inconvenient Truth also predicted that there would be no snow on Kilimanjaro in 2020.

Yet in February 2020, The Times of London reported that the “Staying power of Kilimanjaro snow defies Al Gore’s gloomy forecast.”

“The snow has certainly got my clients talking,” Methley Swai, owner of the Just-Kilimanjaro trekking company, told The Times. “Many people have made Kilimanjaro a bucket list priority because of the Al Gore deadline but when they get here they are pleasantly surprised to find lots of snow.”

The Times screenshot

5. Rising sea levels in the Sunshine State

Miami Herald report predicting sea-level rise of 2 feet in Florida by 2020.

In 1986, the Environmental Protection Agency’s Jim Titus predicted that the sea level around Florida would rise two feet by 2020, The Miami Herald reported.

According to NOAA, the sea level at Virginia Key has risen by about 9 centimeters, which works out to 3.54 inches.

NOAA chart for sea level in Virginia Key, Florida.

6. People will become unfamiliar with snow

In March 2000, David Viner, a senior research scientist at the climatic research unit of the University of East Anglia in England, predicted that winter snowfall will become “a very rare and exciting event,” The Independent reported.

“Children just aren’t going to know what snow is,” Viner said.

Heavy snow will return occasionally, Viner predicted, but the Brits would not be prepared for it when it does. “We’re really going to get caught out. Snow will probably cause chaos in 20 years time,” he said.

About that. Snow is still very much a thing in the United Kingdom, and Scotland’s snowplows — called “gritters” — have been very much up to the task. Scotland had gotten about 10 centimeters of snow in some places by early December 2020, the Daily Record reported. “Traffic Scotland says that its current winter fleet consists of 213 vehicles that are available for ploughing and spreading salt.”

7. Pacific islands economies devastated

In October 2000, a Greenpeace report predicted that global warming “could cause a massive economic decline across at least 13 tiny Pacific nations in the next 20 years,” the Australian newspaper The Age reported. Global warming would devastate most of the Pacific’s coral reefs, devastating the tourism and fishing industries of tiny Pacific nations.

“Under the worst-case scenario examined, by 2020 some Melanesian nations would lose from 15 to 20 per cent of their gross domestic product, valued at about $1.9 billion [in American dollars] to $2.3 billion, while other mainly Polynesian nations are even more vulnerable and could lose between $4 billion and $5 billion due to climate change,” the report warned.

“The study shows that the most vulnerable Pacific nations are Tuvalu and Kiribati, the host of this year’s Pacific Islands Forum, followed by Cook Islands, Palau, Tonga and French Polynesia,” The Age reported.

Yet according to the government of Tuvalu’s Ministry of Finance, “Revenues collected from fisheries access increased from approximately $10 million [Australian dollars] in 2012 to $13.6 million in 2014 to the current situation in which annual revenue is more than $30 million.”

“The 2019 budget reports that Tuvalu has enjoyed an unprecedented six consecutive years of economic growth ‘on the back of increasing revenues from fishing licenses and back-to-back infrastructure projects that were-funded and administered by development partners,’” the ministry reported.

Kiribati has also enjoyed healthy GDP growth in the past five years. As with so many predictions of climate armageddon, the great demise of Pacific economies has failed to materialize.

8. Global conflict and nuclear war

In 2004, The Guardian reported on a Department of Defense report predicting that climate change could be America’s greatest national security threat. Among other things, the report predicted nuclear war, endemic conflict over resources, and European cities underwater by 2020.

The Pentagon report claimed that peace occurs when resources increase or when populations die off. “But such peaceful periods are short-lived because population quickly rises to once again push against carrying capacity, and warfare resumes.” In modern times, the casualties have decreased, but “all of that progressive behavior could collapse if carrying capacities everywhere were suddenly lowered drastically by abrupt climate change.”

As endemic warfare resumes, it will escalate to nuclear war, the report predicted. “In this world of warring states, nuclear arms proliferation is inevitable.”

Not only has nuclear war failed to materialize, but the world has become more peaceful in the past 30 years. Mathematicians at the University of York created an algorithm to measure battlefield deaths and discovered an “abrupt shift towards a greater level of peace in the early 1990s.”

9. The end of Arctic ice

In April 2013, the Lancaster Eagle-Gazette reported that NOAA scientists predicted “ranges for an ice-free Arctic from 2020 to after 2040.”

“It is reasonable to conclude Arctic ice loss is very likely to occur in the first rather than the second half of the 21st century, with a possibility of loss within a decade or two,” the paper claimed.

According to the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) at the University of Colorado-Boulder, there were 3.9 million square kilometers of sea ice in the Arctic Sea at its annual minimum in September 2020.

10. Glaciers gone at Glacier National Park

In March 2009, U.S. Geological Survey ecologist Daniel Fagre predicted that the glaciers in Montana’s Glacier National Park would disappear by 2020.

“Fagre’s current research reveals that temperatures in Glacier National Park have risen higher than was predicted in 1992. The Montana glaciers are now expected to be gone by 2020,” The Los Angeles Times reported.

By 2010, Glacier National Park erected signs warning that its signature glaciers would be gone by 2020. This year, the park rushed to change the signs as the glaciers still existed. In truth, the U.S. Geological Survey warned the park back in 2017 that the forecast model no longer predicted a glacier-less 2020, but a park spokeswoman told CNN that the park didn’t have enough money to change the signs.

The park altered the most prominent placards in 2019, but it was still waiting for budget authorization to update signs at two other locations.

The new signs will say, “When they will completely disappear depends on how and when we act. One thing is consistent: the glaciers in the park are shrinking.”

*  *  *

Climate alarmists have been forecasting doom for more than 50 years, and their predictions fail again and again. In 2018, the tiny Maldives Islands were scheduled to sink beneath the waves due to climate change — yet the islands have actually grown in recent years!

The truth of the matter is, climate is an extremely complicated science that remains far less than fully understood. While it stands to reason that carbon emissions may have an impact on the global climate, there is little concrete evidence to prove it — and nearly every prediction made on this hypothesis has proven false.

Tyler Durden
Tue, 12/29/2020 – 19:25

Source: Zero Hedge, 10 Climate Alarmist Predictions For 2020 That Went Horribly Wrong

Adam Levine says 'no thank you' to coaching another season of NBC's The Voice after quitting in 2019 – Daily Mail

  1. Adam Levine says ‘no thank you’ to coaching another season of NBC’s The Voice after quitting in 2019  Daily Mail
  2. Adam Levine Summed Up His Feelings About Possibly Returning to The Voice in Just Three Words — Here They Are  Yahoo Entertainment
  3. Adam Levine Says ‘No Thank You’ to Ever Returning to ‘The Voice’ as a Coach  Us Weekly
  4. Adam Levine Calls Sexiest Man Alive Title ‘Silly but Flattering’ as He Pokes Fun at Blake Shelton’s  PEOPLE
  5. Adam Levine reveals whether he’d return to ‘The Voice’  KWLM (Willmar Radio)
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Good News! Flu Cases Disappear in US – Number of Positive Flu Tests at All-Time Low for Some Reason?

Do you ever get the feeling you’re being lied to?
345,795 people have now died WITH the coronavirus in the US this year.
That number includes poisonings, shootings, homicides and hospice deaths.

The Gateway Pundit reported news from the CDC in August that only 6% of all deaths in the US classified as Coronavirus deaths actually died from the China Coronavirus exclusively.

That means the number of those poor people who died from the coronavirus exclusively is much, much lower than the headlines.

Many local and state governments are shutting down their local businesses and institutions due to over-inflated statistics regarding the number of Americans who died from this China coronavirus.
Will this ever make the mainstream news?

The CDC also appears to be using other statistical tricks this year.

The number of flu cases in the US is at an all-time low.

The 2020 numbers are that line at the bottom with all the triangles.

Here is the current may for reported flu cases in the US this year.

And here are the reported flu cases last year at the same time.

Do you notice any difference?

 

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