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-Ephesians 5:11-13

Category Archives: Health

Biden Staffers Nervous Over His Upcoming Presidential Debate Performance

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Friday, September 18, 2020:

After visiting with a number of Joe Biden’s campaign staffers, Amie Parnes, writing for The Hillquoted one of them: “The only way he [Biden] wins is if he stays on offense. The second it goes the other way, things could go sideways.”

The Democrat Party’s presidential candidate has been prepping for weeks ahead of the first presidential debate scheduled for September 29. The strategy is simple, but not easy: Biden must go on offense and stay on offense. He’ll do that by challenging the president repeatedly over his alleged failures to contain the COVID virus, resulting in the deaths of more than 200,000 Americans.

“It’s all on you [Mr. President],” said another staffer. “The state of the economy, high unemployment, kids out of school, a pandemic that has gone unchecked. All of it is on you.”

Another staffer told Parnes that Biden “has a tendency to wrap up very well but he’s one of those people who takes some time to get there. He’s just not a guy who performs well in those initial moments. I think that’s something that makes us all a little nervous.”

As a result, reported Parnes,

There is a palpable fear among some Democrats about whether Biden is up for the challenge, and whether being too aggressive could backfire.

 

They’ve cringed when Biden has given long-winded answers or trailed off without returning to his initial thought, and when he’s gone off message or said the wrong name or city.

A reputed former staffer intimately familiar with the situation inside the Biden campaign wrote anonymously on September 9 about his experience:

I worked as a low-level staffer for the Biden campaign’s HQ in Philly from July to the end of August. I am more of a Bernie guy, but I thought I should do whatever I could to defeat Trump, so I joined up. Eventually, I became so disgusted with what was going on, I had to leave.

He noted, “There are people whose job is to digitally de-age Biden for political ads. If you saw a recent speech for Joe and thought he looked like a mummy, then saw snippets of the same speech in an ad, you might have noticed he looked a lot better. That’s because they contracted VFX artists from California to de-age him. Normally I wouldn’t begrudge them this, as I’m sure all campaigns try to make their candidate look good.”

And then he made the main point:

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Is Joe Biden Suffering from “Sundowning”?

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Thursday, September 17, 2020:

The Mayo Clinic defines “sundowning” as “a state of confusion occurring in the late afternoon and spanning into the night. Sundowning can cause a variety of behaviors, such as confusion, anxiety, aggression or ignoring directions … [it is] a group of symptoms that occur at a specific time of the day that may affect people with dementia, such as Alzheimer’s disease.”

Is the Democrat Party’s presidential nominee Joe Biden suffering from “sundowning”? Andrea Widburg thinks so. Writing on Wednesday at the American Thinker she noted that “most of Biden’s appearances are early in the day. He may do this because he tires easily and, by afternoon, is running on empty.”

She added:

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Seattle Closes Park Ahead of Prayer Rally, Believers Worship Outside Anyway

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Wednesday, September 9, 2020: 

Sean Feucht, head of the international Sean Feucht Ministries, planned to hold a prayer meeting at Seattle’s Gas Works Park on Labor Day, but the city issued a statement on September 4 saying that the park would be shut down on Labor Day due to COVID-19. Temporary fencing was set up to keep people out, with the city claiming that any Labor Day gatherings at the park could lead to “crowding that could impact the public health of residents.”

When Feucht learned of the shutdown, he posted the following to his Facebook page:

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Ginsburg Says She Can Still Do Supreme Court Job Despite Cancer Recurrence

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Saturday, July 18, 2020:  

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg , age 87, is the oldest member of the high court. She also has had a long history of health issues, and she announced another one on Friday:

On May 19, I began a course of chemotherapy (gemcitabine) to treat a recurrence of cancer. A periodic scan in February followed by a biopsy revealed lesions on my liver. My recent hospitalizations to remove gall stones and treat an infection were unrelated to this recurrence.

 

Immunotherapy first essayed proved unsuccessful. The chemotherapy course, however, is yielding positive results….

 

My most recent scan on July 7 indicated significant reduction of the liver lesions and no new disease. I am tolerating chemotherapy well and am encouraged by the success of my current treatment. I will continue bi-weekly chemotherapy to keep my cancer at bay, and am able to maintain an active daily routine. Throughout, I have kept up with opinion writing and all other Court work.

And, in case anyone missed the point, she said she’d continue to work until she can’t:

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Trump’s Approval Rating over Handling of Coronavirus Crisis Jumps While Media’s Slumps

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Sunday, March 29, 2020: 

Of all the polls taken in the last couple of weeks over the President’s handling of the COVID-19 crisis the one that stands out is this from Gallup:

Americans are generally positive in their evaluations of how each of nine leaders and institutions has handled the response to the coronavirus situation.

 

Eight of the nine receive majority positive ratings….

 

Only the news media gets a more negative than positive review.

The survey started polling on March 13, the day President Trump declared a national emergency over the virus, and ran through Sunday, March 22. U.S. hospitals got the highest approval rating, at 88 percent. The president received a 60 percent approval rating while the news media scored a dismal 44 percent.

This was roughly in line with polling results from

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Fox News’ Chris Wallace to Moderate First Presidential Debate; No CNN Moderator for Any Debates

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Wednesday, September 2, 2020:

The Council on Presidential Debates (CPD) announced on Wednesday that Fox News’ Chris Wallace will be the sole moderator of the first presidential debate. It will be held on Tuesday night, September 29, at Case Western University and Cleveland Clinic, starting at 9 p.m. Eastern Time and running for 90 minutes.

The Council also named Susan Page of USA Today, Steve Scully of C-SPAN, and Kristen Walker of NBC News to moderate the other debates. For the first time since 2008, there will be no moderator from CNN.

Said the CPD co-chairs:

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CNN: Pence Was “Put on Standby” Last November When Trump Visited Walter Reed Hospital

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Wednesday, September 2, 2020: 

Paul DeBlanc, a reporter for CNN, breathlessly announced on Monday that “Vice President Mike Pence was put on standby to temporarily assume the duties of the presidency during President Donald Trump’s unannounced visit to Walter Reed hospital in November, 2019.”

LeBlanc quoted a source that used an unnamed source for the report, providing sufficient evidence that this story is conjured to draw attention away from former Vice President Joe Biden’s increasingly obvious decline in mental acuity.

The source, a New York Times reporter, Michael Schmidt, wrote in his forthcoming book Donald Trump v. the United States: Inside the Struggle to Stop a President that he learned “in the hours leading up to Trump’s trip to the hospital, word went out in the West Wing for the vice president to be on standby to take over the powers of the presidency temporarily if Trump had to undergo a procedure that would have required him to be anesthetized.”

CNN, in reviewing an advance copy of Schmidt’s book, admitted that “Schmidt does not specify the sourcing for this reporting beyond ‘I learned.’”

Dutifully, the New York Daily News picked up on the story,

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Over 100 Pro-Life Democrats Urge Party Leaders to Soften Their Extremist Abortion Stand or Lose in November

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Saturday, August 15, 2020:

A letter from Democrats for Life of America (DFLA) released on Friday to members of the Democrat Party’s platform committee was clear: back off on your radical stand on “abortion at any time for any reason right up until the birth of the child” or lose the election in November.

Signed by more than 100 “current and former elected Democrats from many states, representing millions of Americans,” the letter lists three “concerns”, as summarized:

  • “Many Democratic leaders support policies on abortion that are radically out of line with public opinion”;
  • “Due to this wide disparity, the Democratic Party is alienating voters”; and
  • “An extreme position on abortion rights violates our commitment to inclusivity and diversity.”

The letter quotes the results of a number of polls supporting the point: Abortion at any time, for any reason, is opposed by 79 percent of Americans; taxpayer funding of abortion is opposed by 60 percent of Americans; taxpayer funding of abortion in other countries is opposed by 76 percent of Americans; 30 percent of pro-life voters will only vote for a candidate with their views; and 29 percent of Democrat voters identify themselves as “pro-life.”

Three governors or former governors signed the letter along with nine members of Congress, 57 state legislators, 30 local Democrat officials, and nine Democratic nominees.

A letter sent by DFLA to the platform committee in July was more explicit:

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Vice President Pence Challenges Biden: “Square Up” and Debate the President!

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Monday, August 10, 2020:  

Vice President Mike Pence issued a direct challenge to the Democrat Party’s presumptive presidential candidate Joe Biden: “Square up” and “debate President Donald Trump.” In other words: Come out of hiding, man up, stand up, speak up, take the stand, present your case and defend it in front of millions of voters. And be prepared for the predictable onslaught from the incumbent, who will be taking no prisoners in those three presidential debates.

But only if those debates actually take place. There is, as The New American has reported, increasing pressure to cancel them to keep their prospective candidate from blowing up and giving the president another four years.

The New York Times is leading the way backward. Thomas Friedman wrote back in July, “I worry about Joe Biden debating Donald Trump … [that under present rules] he’s giving Trump unfair advantages.” Therefore, intoned Friedman, we need to change the rules: 1) Require that the president release his tax returns as a condition precedent to the first debate; and 2) Let biased leftist so-called fact-checkers intervene during the debates to call out the president whenever he might transgress their narratives on the issue being debated.

And then came Elizabeth Drew,

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Biden’s Racist Gaffes Threatening His Black Voter base

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Sunday, August 9, 2020: 

During an interview Thursday with CBS News correspondent Errol Barnett, who is black, Joe Biden was asked if he had taken a cognitive test. Biden fired back: “No, I haven’t taken a test! Why … would I take a test? Come on, man! That’s like saying you, before you got on this program, you take a test where you’re taking cocaine or not. What do you think? Huh? Are you a junkie?”

Later that day,

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ADP’s Disappointing July Jobs Report Offset by June’s Upward Revision

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Wednesday, August 5, 2020:  

ADP’s National Employment Report was a massive miss. Most private economists were expecting job growth in July to approach two million, as the economy continues to recover from the COVID shutdown. Instead, ADP reported just 167,000 new jobs were created in July.

The miss, however, is likely to be offset when the Department of Labor reports on Friday, with expectations that it will show July job growth more in line with expectations of about two million.

ADP’s miss was also softened by its revision upward of June’s jobs numbers, from the 2.4 million new jobs it reported last month to 4.3 million as more accurate data became available.

Its miss is also counterbalanced by

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Democrats Continue Push to Cancel Presidential Debates

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com Monday, August 3, 2020: 

Last week’s opinion piece by Joe Lockhart at CNN confirmed, if any confirmation was necessary, that Democrats are frightened by the prospect of “Sleepy Joe” Biden mixing it up in nationally televised presidential debates with President Trump.

Lockhart is CNN’s political analyst and former White House press secretary during President Bill Clinton’s administration. He warned Biden: “Whatever you do, don’t debate Trump.”

He explained that it would be “a fool’s errand to enter the ring with someone who can’t follow the rules or the truth. [You] will undoubtedly take heat from Republicans … for skipping the debates. But it’s worth the risk as trying to debate someone incapable of telling the truth is an impossible contest to win.”

Besides, penned Lockhart,

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New Jersey Gym Owners Defy Judge’s Orders to Close, Get Arrested

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Tuesday, July 28, 2020:

At 5:10 a.m. Monday, officers from both the Bellmawr Police Department and Camden County Sheriffs’ office entered the Atilis Gym in Bellmawr, New Jersey, where the owners were waiting for them. When the owners were asked to leave and close the facility, they refused and were arrested. They were transported to police headquarters and booked on charges of defying New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy’s stay-at-home orders and then released.

The owners, Ian Smith and Frank Trumbetti, got national attention in May when they refused to close their gym. Since then there have been numerous openings and closings of the gym and much legal maneuvering along the way.

Last Wednesday, New Jersey Superior Court Judge Robert Lougy heard an appeal and ruled against the owners, ordering them to shut down.

Smith said no: “So, I can do full-contact martial arts. I can box somebody outside. I can tackle them in football. I can do rugby, you know, scrum and I can’t get COVID. But, somehow, if I walk into my gym and decide I want to lift weights or even go inside a martial arts studio, I will get COVID if I do the same exact things? It’s actually insanity.”

When asked what happens next, Smith said:

We have two weeks’ worth of clothing in here. And, we will not be leaving unless we’re arrested or unless the state backs down. We have had enough of this.

 

We can operate our business safely, responsibly. We have shown that to be true. We haven’t had a single case of COVID reported and we have everybody’s records here. So, we’re not backing down from this one.

On Friday the judge ordered the state to take action to close the gym and have the owners arrested. Smith continued his defiance:

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Existing-home Sales Set Record in June, Reflecting Booming Housing Market

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Thursday, July 23, 2020:  

Existing-home sales rose nearly 21 percent in June, the largest gain since Realtors began keeping count in 1968. These make up almost 85 percent of all U.S. home sales.

This follows three months of declines, thanks to the COVID-inspired government-ordered shutdown of the economy. Existing home sales remain about 11 percent below pre-shutdown levels.

The rebound is likely to continue, according to Lawrence Yun, the chief economist at the National Association of Realtors (NAR): “The sales recovery is strong, as buyers were eager to purchase homes and properties that they had been eyeing during the shutdown. This revitalization looks to be sustainable for many months ahead.”

The report from the NAR is only part of the rebound taking place in the housing market.

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Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg Hospitalized for Fever, Chills

This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Wednesday, July 15, 2020:

The press release from the Supreme Court yesterday about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s hospitalization was terse:

Justice Ginsburg was admitted to The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland early this morning for treatment of a possible infection. She was initially evaluated at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C. last night after experiencing fever and chills.

 

She underwent an endoscopic procedure at Johns Hopkins this afternoon to clean out a bile duct stent that was placed last August.

 

The Justice is resting comfortably and will stay in the hospital for a few days to receive intravenous antibiotic treatment.

This comes just two months after she underwent treatment for a gallstone that had blocked her cystic duct and was causing her pain from an infection.

She has a long and accelerating history of health issues. The first six years after being appointed to the high court by then-President Bill Clinton in 1993, she was diagnosed with colon cancer and underwent surgery, which was followed by both chemotherapy and radiation therapy.

A decade later she underwent surgery to remove an early stage cancerous tumor from her pancreas.

After experiencing pain while exercising at the Supreme Court gym in November 2014, she had a stent placed in her right coronary artery.

Four years later

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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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