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China is peddling defective medical equipment and testing kits.

Beware of "Made in China" labels on your ventilator.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-52092395?

"Thousands of testing kits and medical masks are below standard or defective, according to authorities in Spain, Turkey and the Netherlands.
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On Saturday, the Dutch health ministry announced it had recalled 600,000 face masks. The equipment had arrived from a Chinese manufacturer on 21 March, and had already been distributed to front-line medical teams.

Dutch officials said that the masks did not fit and that their filters did not work as intended, even though they had a quality certificate,
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"The rest of the shipment was immediately put on hold and has not been distributed,” a statement read. “Now it has been decided not to use any of this shipment.”

Spain’s government encountered similar problems with testing kits ordered from a Chinese company.

It announced it had bought hundreds of thousands of tests to combat the virus, but revealed in the following days that nearly 60,000 could not accurately determine if a patient had the virus.
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Turkey also announced that it had found some testing kits ordered from Chinese companies were not sufficiently accurate, although it said that some 350,000 of the tests worked well.

Allegations of defective equipment come after critics warned China could be using the coronavirus outbreak to further its influence."

Trying to buy influence with faulty medical devices and causing more deaths and a further spread of the disease isn't a winning strategy. But combine it with the running dogs carrying China's water in the press and online. I guess Xi and his pals figure it will throw enough smoke to conceal how their mistakes (?) caused this whole mess to blow up in the first place.

BBC sports announcer trying out a new sport you can play at home. If you have dogs.

https://twitter.com/MrAndrewCotter/status/1243539675031232519

Which will do the most damage to the U.S.? The damage from people catching COVID-19

Or the damage from the hysteria driving the response?

Another racist hate crime.

Woman Arrested for Allegedly Carving ‘White Pride’ Into Sidewalk in Front of Tennessee Business
https://legalinsurrection.com/2020/03/woman-arrested-for-allegedly-carving-white-pride-into-sidewalk-in-front-of-tennessee-business/

https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1237033052464754689

Washington Post writer realizes that Biden was the best candidate all along.

Some Babylon Bee/Onion level snark, in the Washington Post!

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/03/03/i-just-remembered-joe-biden-is-fine/?outputType=amp&fbclid=IwAR2KhLd4xD7YruL3EKZrxbyNVVF0UnlBSZdaEdk2JZRZmFVYI-7DNSlvloc

"I just remembered Joe Biden is fine

This is a little awkward, but better late than never! I suddenly remembered that Joe Biden is a dynamite candidate, something I had forgotten over the past few months of watching Joe Biden campaign. Joe Biden is the best hope of the party and its logical standard-bearer! I am embarrassed that I forgot this for so long. I am here with Joe Biden now!

Joe Biden is fine! He is the best hope. I know I said something about how his is the politics of the past and how his rallies put me into a state of abject gloom, that when he opens his mouth and starts to say things, you never exactly relax until he has put the microphone down, but, well — that was all malarkey, and I guess I was a lying dog-faced pony soldier. Which, it turns out, is a good thing!

Actually, he is great. Actually, I feel good. He is the comeback kid. He wants things for the country in the same amount that I want them, and I feel confident that manageably sized vision will bring people together.

For a long time, I said things like “He is not a good candidate,” and “This idea that America will just snap magically back to a time that never truly existed is not the way,” and “I sure wish he’d stop massaging people’s shoulders,” but I just remembered that, actually, he is, and it is, and he should not!"

It continues on in this vein, just an absolutely brutal column showing that Joe isn't all that popular with all Democrats.

Is Senator Chris Murphy a potential health threat to Congress?

I wonder if the Democrat realized when he tried to negotiate with Iran, that he was possibly being exposed to the coronavirus?

https://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/25294

"Unknown to apparently all the high security-minded attendees, FM Zarif was likely carrying much more than the dark secret that the COVID-19 virus had already begun rampaging through the highest echelons of the Iranian government and society. FM Zarif , or one of his minions, was likely carrying the actual COVID-19, and infected who knows how many of the world’s highest and most influential politicians at the Munich event.

In fact, US Senator Chris Murphy, Democrat from Connecticut, not only met FM Zarif, but met him in Zarif’s hotel suite where there was likely a rat’s nest of COVID-19. Unless drastic steps are taken, Sen. Murphy may become the Typhoid Mary of COVID-19, and infect the entire US Senate and House of Representatives.

As of February 28, 2020 there were officially 210 actual deaths in Iran. Unofficially, there have been over 500 reliably reported Iranian deaths. But, what is very unusual about the Iranian deaths is that a large number of extremely high ranking government officials in Tehran, the capital, have actually caught the disease and have died. The officially “First reported” Iranian case was on February 19. Working backward from the 19th, that means COVID-19 was likely already circulating in Iran from middle-to-late January when FM Zarif, or one of his staff, could have caught the disease.
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The meeting was actually very extensive and detail and went on for a significant amount of time because Sen. Murphy wrote that he discussed numerous complex and serious issues with FM Zarif. They talked Yemen, hostages held by Iran, and what Sen. Murphy describes as the “assassination” of of Iran’s arch-terrorist Soleimani. Such deep and weighty issues must have taken at least an hour. That means Sen. Murphy and his staff were in FM Zarif’s personal quarters, where all Zarif’s staff was circulating, for at least a full hour."

If Murphy or any of his staff start showing symptoms, how long before Congress becomes a ghost town?

Sierra Blanca. We'll start hearing a lot about this before too long.

From the Never-Trump Bulwark. https://thebulwark.com/sierra-blanca-is-how-trump-crushes-bernie/?amp&__twitter_impression=true

Here's another blast from the Bolshie millionaires past.

"(1) In 1998, then-Rep. Sanders cosponsored a bill that would allow Vermont and Maine to dump their nuclear waste in a poor and largely Latino town in Texas called Sierra Blanca.

(2) A Texas Observer article in 1998 covered protestors from Sierra Blanca confronting Rep. Sanders and being given the stiff arm. The story’s headline was “Sanders to Sierra Blanca: Drop Dead.” Sanders even rebuffed an offer to visit Sierra Blanca, telling its residents, “Absolutely not. I’m gonna be running for re-election in the state of Vermont.”

(3) Liberal hero Paul Wellstone—an actual progressive Democrat—gave a speech on the Senate floor calling this dump “environmental racism.” Former Texas Democratic Rep. Silvestre Reyes called Sanders actions “insanely callous.”
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(5) In 2016, Sanders’ tax returns revealed that as of 2014 Jane Sanders was still drawing a small salary as an alternate commissioner for the Texas Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Compact Commission as part of the agreement with Vermont that her husband pushed."

So, is Senator Sanders now suffering from a radiation Bern?

Democratic elected officials are starting to flee the Party to join Republicans.

Six elected Democrats just switched their party affiliation in Mississippi. All are local officials, but we might be looking at the beginning of a party migration like what happened in the early 90's after the Clinton's took office.

https://www.wlbt.com/2020/02/25/eight-elected-officials-announce-party-switch-join-mississippi-republican-party/

"All eight of the latest party switchers were from Smith and Covington Counties and one District Attorney whose district covers those areas. But the conservation didn’t take long to expand to the national party ties.

“We are in a scenario in this country where you can choose to be a member of the party led by Donald J. Trump or you can choose to be a member of the socialist Democratic party led by Bernie Sanders,” noted Governor Tate Reeves."

With Bernie Sanders becoming the face of the party, how many other heartland Democrats are going to come to the conclusion that, like it did with Ronald Reagan, the Democratic Party is leaving them?



Just Imagine

From the always ahead of the curve Babylon Bee

https://babylonbee.com/news/classic-john-lennon-lyric-adjusted-to-imagine-all-the-dead-people-to-give-a-better-perspective-of-communism

Imagine there's no bread
It's easy if you try
No tacos or hot sauce,
Nothing cold or fried,
Imagine all the people living in the gulags

Imagine there's no money
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to eat or drink
And no bacon too
Imagine all the people living short life spans ooooh

You may say I'm a commie
But I'm not the only one
And someday you will join us
Or we'll shoot you in the face

Imagine no possessions
Because all your stuff was redistributed
Lots of greed and hunger
But seriously please can I have a potato
Imagine all the people sharing all your stuff, yeah

You may say I'm a commie
But I'm not the only one
Did you say you don't like that?
Then it's the gulag for you, son

Two people arrested for trying to run down children who support Trump.

The two thugs apparently recorded the event on Snapchat.

https://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/boys-riding-bikes-with-trump-flags-ran-off-road-police/article_18ead463-9450-5968-8ef2-91683b2bd6c6.html

"Felony charges have been filed against a Hobart couple accused of running twin boys off the road because they had pro-Trump flags attached to their bicycles, authorities said.

Snapchat videos helped officers secure charges against Kyren Gregory Perry-Jones, 23, and Cailyn Marie Smith, 18, in connection with a July 22 incident, police said."
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"Hobart Police Capt. James Gonzales said Smith and Perry-Jones are accused of driving in their car, running the teen boys off of the road, and making threats toward them.

The detective just received charges on this Thursday, Gonzales said. The delay was because of information police were waiting on from Snapchat, he added."

They apparently chased the boys through yards and when the boys threatened to call 911 Perry-Jones allegedly told them that he would say they called him a racial slur and then threatened to beat them up. They then stole a flag off of the boys bikes and tried to flee.

Just another fine pair of Democratic supporters.
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