Have nothing to do with the [evil] things that people do, things that belong to the darkness. Instead, bring them out to the light... [For] when all things are brought out into the light, then their true nature is clearly revealed...

-Ephesians 5:11-13

Category Archives: Health

Washington Insiders Working to Cancel Presidential Debates

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Thursday, July 9, 2020:  

Two Washington insiders are working to cancel the upcoming presidential debates between President Donald Trump and presumptive Democrat Party candidate Joe Biden.

Thomas Friedman of the New York Times and Karen Tumulty of the Washington Post have written articles either proposing conditions on the debates that are unacceptable to the Trump campaign or proposing phony reasons for canceling them altogether.

They know what conservatives and many liberals know:

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Supreme Court Sets Stage for Full-on Review of ObamaCare

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Wednesday, July 8, 2020:

Two rulings by the Supreme Court on Wednesday not only affirm the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, they also hearten pro-life constitutional conservatives who hope the rulings set the stage for a full review of the constitutionality of ObamaCare (aka the Affordable Care Act, or ACA) by the high court in the fall.

The first ruling, in a 7-2 decision, concerned the Little Sisters of the Poor, and finally puts to rest the question whether the Trump administration, through an Executive Order to the Department of Health and Human Services, could expand the exemption under which faith-based ministries such as the  Little Sisters could avoid having to provide contraceptive health services to their employees.

When ObamaCare was first foisted upon the American citizenry in 2010, it specifically exempted churches from providing contraceptive healthcare coverage but said nothing about faith-based ministries. So, under ObamaCare, the HHS ruled that religious non-profits such as the Little Sisters of the Poor had to comply, or suffer the consequences of huge fines.

During President Trump’s first year in office, he ordered the HHS to issue a new rule expanding the exemption. Several states sued, claiming that Trump had overreached. The opinion of the high court was penned by Justice Clarence Thomas, who wrote, “Consistent with their Catholic faith, the Little Sisters hold the religious conviction ‘that deliberately avoiding reproduction through medical means is immoral.’”

He explained why the court reversed a lower court’s ruling, stating that the Trump administration had not exceeded its authority by issuing the new rule that expanded the exemption:

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Trump Pulls the Plug on WHO, Effective July 2021

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Wednesday, July 8, 2020: 

President Trump kept another promise on Tuesday: He had earlier threatened to pull the United States out of the UN World Health Organization (WHO) unless the outfit shaped up. It didn’t, so he left.

The president filed a notice of withdrawal, effective July 6, 2021, with the UN Secretary General.

Trump cut off U.S. funding to WHO back in April. In a May letter to WHO Director Dr. Tedros Adhanom, he explained, “On April 14, 2020, I suspended United States contributions to the World Health Organization pending an investigation by my Administration of [your] organization’s failed response to the COVID-10 outbreak. This review confirmed many of the serious concerns I raised, [including WHO’s] alarming lack of independence from the People’s Republic of China.”

The letter devoted wrote four pages to summarizing what the Trump administration learned. This included:

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Where Are the Results of Biden’s Test for “Cognitive Decline”?

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Wednesday, July 8, 2020: 

Conservative commentator Liz Peek, who appears frequently on Fox News, attempted to ferret out the questions that were left unanswered at the end of Joe Biden’s first press conference last week.

At the close of Biden’s first press conference in nearly three months, a reporter asked the presumptive Democrat presidential candidate if he has been tested for cognitive decline. Said Biden: “I’ve been tested, and I’m constantly tested. Look, all you gotta do is watch me, and I can hardly wait to compare my cognitive capability to the cognitive capability of the man I’m running against.”

If that’s so, then “Where was he tested?”, asked Peek. “Why, exactly, is he being ‘constantly tested’? Are his doctors worried about him? More importantly, when will he release the results of those tests?”

When President Trump’s former White House physician, Dr. Ronny Jackson (who was appointed to the role of physician to the president in 2006 by then-President George W. Bush and kept in that position by Presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump), was interviewed on the Kyle Olson Show last Friday, he said that Biden needs to undergo a cognitive assessment. “I’m not comfortable with him being my president,” Jackson said.

He added:

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No Shock: Poll Reveals Half of Likely Voters Thinks Biden Is in Early Stages of Dementia

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Sunday, June 21, 2020: 

Pollster Zogby Analytics asked more than a thousand likely voters earlier this month if they thought it was likely that presumptive Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden was suffering from the early stages of dementia. The results: “A majority (55%) of likely voters surveyed thought it was more likely … that Vice President Biden is in the early stages of dementia.”

Sixty percent of voters aged 18-24 thought so, and when the sample was extended to 18-29, 59 percent thought so. Sixty percent of men thought Biden was suffering from the early stages of dementia while women were evenly split on the issue.

When sorted by political affiliation, 77 percent of Republicans think Biden is suffering from early stage dementia while 56 percent of Independents think so. Even among Democrats, a third of them recognize the early symptoms of dementia in their presumptive candidate.

Douglas Golden, writing for the Western Journal, said that

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Lawsuit Charges Illinois With Violating Religious-liberty Rights

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Sunday, June 14, 2020:  

A lawsuit filed last week by the Thomas Moore Society, a non-profit public interest law firm, charged that the state of Illinois is violating its own laws by requiring all insurance policies offered for sale in the state to pay for abortion services.

There is no exemption allowed even by churches or individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs that abortion, or its facilitation through funding, is tantamount to murder or its enablement.

The state already has in place two laws that forbid the legislature from requiring insurance companies to provide coverage for elective abortions. But the Democrats who control that body and who voted en masse along party lines for the law don’t care. Peter Breen, the Society’s vice president and senior counsel, explained:

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Why did the Chicken Cross the road? Some answers

In times like these, it’s helpful to have a good laugh now and then. This should help:

Why Did The Chicken Cross The Road?
DONALD TRUMP: I’ve been told by many sources, good sources – they’re very good  sources – that the chicken crossed the road. All the Fake News wants to do is write nasty things about the road, but it’s a really good road. It’s a beautiful road. Everyone knows how beautiful it is.
JOE BIDEN: Why did the chicken do the…thing in the…you know the rest.
SARAH PALIN: The chicken crossed the road because, gosh-darn it, he’s a maverick!
BARACK OBAMA: Let me be perfectly clear, if the chickens like their eggs they can keep their eggs. No chicken will be required to cross the road to surrender her eggs. Period.
AOC: Chickens should not be forced to lay eggs! This is because of corporate greed! Eggs should be able to lay themselves.
HILLARY CLINTON: What difference at this point does it make why the chicken crossed the road?
GEORGE W. BUSH: We don’t really care why the chicken crossed the road. We just want to know if the chicken is on our side of the road or not. The chicken is either with us or against us. There is no middle ground here.
DICK CHENEY: Where’s my gun?
BILL CLINTON: I did not cross the road with that chicken.
AL GORE: I invented the chicken.
JOHN KERRY: Although I voted to let the chicken cross the road, I am now against it! It was the wrong road to cross, and I was misled about the chicken’s intentions. I am not for it now, and will remain against it.
AL SHARPTON: Why are all the chickens white?
DR. PHIL: The problem we have here is that this chicken won’t realize that he must first deal with the problem on this side of the road before it goes after the problem on the other side of the road. What we need to do is help him realize how stupid he is acting by not taking on his current problems before adding any new problems.
OPRAH: Well, I understand that the chicken is having problems, which is why he wants to cross the road so badly. So instead of having the chicken learn from his mistakes and take falls, which is a part of life, I’m going to give this chicken a NEW CAR so that he can just drive across the road and not live his life like the rest of the chickens.
ANDERSON COOPER: We have reason to believe there is a chicken, but we have not yet been allowed to have access to the other side of the road.
NANCY GRACE: That chicken crossed the road because he’s guilty! You can see it in his eyes and the way he walks.
PAT BUCHANAN: To steal the job of a decent, hardworking American.
MARTHA STEWART: No one called me to warn me which way the chicken was going. I had a standing order at the Farmer’s Market to sell my eggs when the price dropped to a certain level. No little bird gave me any insider information.
DR SEUSS: Did the chicken cross the road? Did he cross it with a toad? Yes, the chicken crossed the road, but why it crossed I’ve not been told.
ERNEST HEMINGWAY: To die in the rain, alone.
GRANDPA: In my day we didn’t ask why the chicken crossed the road. Somebody told us the chicken crossed the road, and that was good enough for us.
BARBARA WALTERS: Isn’t that interesting? In a few moments, we will be listening to the chicken tell, for the first time, the heart warming story of how it experienced a serious case of molting, and went on to accomplish its lifelong dream of crossing the road.
ARISTOTLE: It is the nature of chickens to cross the road.
ALBERT EINSTEIN: Did the chicken really cross the road, or did the road move beneath the chicken?
COLONEL SANDERS: Did I miss one?

Kavanaugh Dissents From SCOTUS Decision Siding With California Against Church

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Saturday, May 30, 2020: 

Chief Justice John Roberts joined with the four liberals on the Supreme Court on Friday when the court tossed a complaint from a church over California Governor Gavin Newsom’s COVID restrictions.

Justice Brett Kavanaugh dissented, along with the other three originalists.

Newsom has declared that churches may not exceed 25 percent of capacity during in-person church services, and at no time may there be more than 100 people attending in total.

The South Bay United Pentecostal Church in Chula Vista protested, asking the court to rule in time for the church to celebrate Pentecost on Sunday, May 31. In the majority opinion, Roberts wrote,“although California’s guidelines place restrictions on places of worship, those restrictions appear consistent with the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment.… The notion that it is ‘indisputably clear’ [as Kavanaugh notes in his dissent] that the Government’s limitations are unconstitutional seems quite improbable.”

Kavanaugh dissented:

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Economic Green Shoots Appearing; Trump Moves to Water Them Via Regulatory Relief

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Monday, May 25, 2020: 

Green shoots are appearing as the economy is starting to rebound from the COVID-19 shutdown.

On Saturday President Trump’s economic advisor Kevin Hassett told CNN, “It looks like the economy is picking up at a very rapid rate. In which case we could potentially move on to other things that the president has mentioned, like the payroll tax cut and potentially even a capital-gains holiday.”

That would provide additional fertilizer to an economy that hasn’t seen much light or water for the last two months. But businesses are reopening and credit-card usage is rebounding. Airline travel as measured by TSA screenings has more than tripled since their nadir on April 14.

Truckstop.com, which monitors trucking activity, says its weekly index has improved for four straight weeks and available loads were up 27 percent last week.

Property showings in the real estate market are also up 27 percent as of Saturday, and the Mortgage Bankers Association is reporting a rebound in the number of new mortgage applications. Last week Delta Airlines announced that it is restoring some flights between key cities such as New York and Atlanta. The airline is also restoring daily flights to Canada, the Caribbean, Central and South America, Mexico, and Europe.

Last week President Trump signed an executive order instructing regulatory agencies in the Executive branch “to use any and all authority to waive, suspend and eliminate unnecessary regulations that impede economic recovery.”

Added Trump:

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New Jersey Gym Closed on Thursday, Opened Again on Friday

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Friday, May 22, 2020:

When paper towels were stuffed into toilets at the Atilis Gym on Wednesday, the owners were forced to close. It remained closed on Thursday. On Thursday night health officials attached a closure notice to the front door. On Friday the gym opened again.

A week ago the owners of Atilis Gym in Bellmawr, New Jersey, wrote a letter to Governor Phil Murphy telling him that they were going to open their gym in defiance of his edict. They also announced their plans to open publicly, and when Monday morning came, members entered while supporters outside the gym waved American flags and cheered.

Governor Murphy was asked about the gym’s defiance of his orders on Monday afternoon and he warned the owners and their patrons, “If you show up at that gym tomorrow [Tuesday the 19th], there will be a different reality.”

The gym opened on Tuesday, following strict safety measures implemented by the two owners, Ian Smith and Frank Trumbetti. There was no “different reality.”

The gym opened again on Wednesday,

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1,200 California Pastors Defy Governor Newsom, Plan to Reopen May 31

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Friday, May 22, 2020:  

The day after the Department of Justice warned California Governor Gavin Newsom about discriminating against churches in both his shutdown and his reopen orders, a lawyer announced that more than 1,200 pastors have said they will open in-person services in defiance of those orders on Pentecost Sunday, May 31.

The attorney who drafted the “Declaration of Essentiality” sent a letter to the governor, declaring that the pastors were not asking permission: “This letter was not sent for the purposes of asking for permission.”

The Declaration began with this quote from Martin Luther King, Jr.: “The church must be reminded that it is not the master or the servant of the state, but rather the conscience of the state. It must be the guide and the critic of the state, and never its tool. If the church does not recapture its prophetic zeal, it will become an irrelevant social club without moral or spiritual authority.”

After briefly reviewing the case against Newsom’s onerous and unconstitutional edicts, it ended with this: “NOW THEREFORE, WE DECLARE THAT WE WILL RESUME IN-PERSON RELIGIOUS ASSEMBLIES BEGINNING ON THE DAY OF PENTECOST, MAY 31, 2020, OR SOONER.”

The letter to the governor ran 15 pages, outlining the legal case against Newsom’s infringements of precious rights guaranteed in the Constitution’s Bill of Rights. In addition, it quoted large portions of the Declaration of Independence.

It included this from founders Madison and Jefferson:

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Justice Department Warns California Governor Against Religious Discrimination

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Thursday, May 21, 2020: 

A letter from an assistant attorney general and four U.S. attorneys in California sent on Tuesday warned California Governor Gavin Newsom about discriminating against churches in his shutdown and reopening orders.

Signed by Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband, the letter quoted a statement from Attorney General William Barr that “even in times of emergency, when reasonable and temporary restrictions are placed on rights, the First Amendment and federal statutory law prohibit discrimination against religious institutions and religious believers. Thus, government may not impose special restrictions on religious activity that do not also apply to similar nonreligious activity.”

In other words, wrote Dreiband,

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U.S. Birth Rate at Record Lows, Says CDC

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Thursday, May 21, 2020:  

A preliminary report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released on Wednesday showed that the number of births last year — 3.5 million — fell one percent from the previous year, extending a trend evident for years.

The “general fertility rate,” or GFR, “was 58.2 births per 1,000 women … a record low for the United States” said the agency. The total fertility rate (TFR) was 1,705 per 1,000 women, also down from 2018 and setting another record low for the country.

This is the fifth year that the number of births has declined, and the lowest number of births since 1985. The TFR remains below replacement — that level at which a given generation can replace itself — which is 2.1 births per woman in modern industrial nations.

The United States is not alone.

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Estimated Worldwide Cost of COVID-19 Shutdown in the Trillions

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Tuesday, May 19, 2020: 

The headline number from Cambridge University, released on Tuesday, was scary. In its “worst case scenario,” the Centre for Risk Studies projected that the COVID-19 shutdown will cost the world’s economy $82 trillion. $20 trillion of that would be borne by the United States.

But wait! That’s the worst-case scenario. And it’s over the next five years.

The “middle case,” which the economists at the Centre call their “consensus” expectation, is for global costs to be vastly lower. And its “best case” — “a scenario in which pent-up demand fuels a rapid economic recovery” — projects a global cost of just $3.3 trillion, or about two-thirds of one percent of total global economic output over the next five years.

Here’s the number to keep in mind:

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New Jersey Governor Says Gym Owners Will Face “Different Reality” if They Reopen Today

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Tuesday, May 19, 2020:

When New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy was asked on Monday afternoon whether the “situation” at Atilis Gym in Bellmawr could spiral “out of control,” he responded,

I’m not concerned it will spiral out of control. If it does, we will take action.

 

If you show up at that gym tomorrow, there will be a different reality than showing up today. These aren’t just words. We also have to enforce this.

 

But I also don’t want to start World War III. I’m not worried about that right now … people are doing the right thing … because they’re smart.

After the owners of Atilis Gym announced that they were going to open on Monday in spite of the governor’s “stay-at-home” edict, hundreds showed up. Members were allowed to enter after having their temperatures taken and signing “social distancing” and health compliance forms provided by the gym. Hundreds of others filled the parking lot out front, waving American flags and verbally cheering the defiant reopening.

When Bellmawr police showed up, they announced to the crowd that

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New York City Police Won’t Enforce Face Mask Rule Following Outrage Over Woman’s Rough Arrest

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Sunday, May 17, 2020:  

The outrage that followed the publishing of a video of a woman’s rough arrest for not properly wearing a face mask on Wednesday morning led to a change in police policy. At a press briefing on Friday New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said:

NYPD will continue to enforce the ban on non-essential gatherings, prioritizing dispersing groups of 6+ adults. Absent a serious danger to the public, NYPD will not take enforcement action for failing to wear face covering[s].

This was not an apology. Nor was his comment on Wednesday night when he tweeted: “Face coverings are important to protect everybody – they’re not optional. But no one wants to see an interaction turn into this. We’ve made progress with de-escalation. This isn’t it.”

The department defended itself: “We are confident that the police officers in this incident acted appropriately and with respect. This individual was arrested only after her behavior toward officers warranted police action.”

The reader can decide for himself by watching the video on YouTube.

The question remains: What is the efficacy of wearing face masks to fend off the virus and “flatten the curve”? David Brownstein, a board-certified family physician and Medical Director of the Center for Holistic Medicine in West Bloomfield, Michigan, raised the question back in April.

After reviewing the available literature on the subject he concluded:

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Colorado District Attorney: Governor’s Virus Powers “Too Vast” and “Unchecked”

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Saturday, May 16, 2020:

Former Colorado gubernatorial candidate and now District Attorney George Brauchler railed against Governor Jared Polis’ overreach on Wednesday:

I have a significant disagreement with the arbitrary rules Polis and [his] health departments have put in place. I believe the authority exercised here is too vast and too unchecked….

 

But these are our laws.

Are they? Brauchler said yes: citizens must submit or suffer the consequences:

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Trio of Reports for April Show Economy Might Be Turning Around

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Friday, May 15, 2020:  

Three reports released on Friday give a glimmer of hope that the worst may be behind for the U.S. economy.

While the headline from MarketWatch shouted, “Retail Sales Crater 16.4% in April,” the details were far less concerning. Auto dealers reported that April sales of new vehicles were off 12 percent. Translation: Despite nearly complete shutdowns of all economic activity in many states, somehow consumers still bought new vehicles at a rate of 88 percent of normal.

Gas stations saw their sales drop by 29 percent, which meant that, somehow, even though traffic has fallen off dramatically in response to the COVID-19 edicts, they still managed to sell gas and fast food items at nearly 70 percent of normal.

Grocery stores are operating at 87 percent of normal; clothing stores reported sales at 22 percent of normal even though most malls are closed. Electronics stores are still operating at 40 percent of normal, while furniture stores reported sales at 40 percent of normal. Bars and restaurants, most of which are closed, still managed to report sales at 70 percent of normal.

Lest we be accused of seeking signs of light in a darkened room, consider the Empire State Manufacturing Survey,

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Seattle Law-enforcement Officer Suspended for Urging Fellow Officers to Follow Constitution

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com Friday, May 15, 2020: 

Increasingly concerned that he and many fellow officers were being forced to violate their oaths of office in order to enforce COVID-19 stay-at-home edicts, Port of Seattle police officer and Special Forces veteran Greg Anderson posted a video on his Instagram page on March 6 expressing his concern. It runs about eight minutes.

It’s worth watching. In it he says:

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Elon Musk Defies County, Declares His Tesla Factory Back in Production

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Tuesday, May 12, 2020: 

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, Inc., e-mailed his workers on Sunday, notifying them to come back to work on Monday. Titled “Furlough has Ended and we are back to Work in Production!” he told them, “We’re happy to get back to work and have implemented plans to help you keep safe as you return.”

Not so happy were Alameda County officials who thought they were in control of the situation. As The New American reported on Monday, final negotiations over the conditions under which the county would allow Musk to restart operations were being held.

When those officials learned on Monday that Musk had restarted operations without their explicit permission, they issued a press release warning Musk of “further enforcement measures” unless he complied with their diktat:

Today, May 12, we learned that the Tesla factory in Fremont had opened beyond [our] “Minimum Basic Operations” [plan]. We have notified Tesla that they can only maintain Minimum Basic Operations until we have an approved plan that can be implemented in accordance with the local public health Order.

But, if Musk’s factory stays open, there will be consequences:

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Many of the articles on Light from the Right first appeared on either The New American or the McAlvany Intelligence Advisor.
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