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GREATEST RECOVERY EVER: Markets Went from a Bear Market to Record Highs In Shortest Time Frame in History

GatewayPundit - Wed, 09/16/2020 - 22:28

President Trump can now claim he has overseen the greatest economy in US history and the greatest recovery in US history.

The US markets have increased more in the past few months than any time in history.  The increases are truly historic!

Yahoo Finance reported today:

The Dow Jones Industrial Average, despite the recent turmoil, has almost recovered all losses suffered during the coronavirus pandemic. The blue-chip index bounced back from the bear market territory in March and is now near its all-time high achieved on Feb 12, 2020.

Similarly, the S&P 500 had plummeted more than 30% within six weeks this spring, marking its fastest descend from record levels into a bear market. But the broader index has been on an uptrend, recording the fifth successive month of rally in August in more than 80 years.

What’s more, the S&P 500’s journey from a record high in February to a bear market in March, and then again to a new record, only took 126 trading days this year, the fastest-ever climb. To put things into perspective, if we go back to 1928, it took the index 1,500 trading sessions to return to record levels after slipping into the bear territory.

In addition, the US set a record for the most new jobs in a month in June.  We reported on July 2nd:

Job numbers released today through the end of June were massive. There was an increase of nearly 5 Million jobs! And the unemployment rate dropped to 11.1%, more than 2 points lower than May’s 13.3%!

The markets are at a record pace and now jobs are coming back! This is great news after the horrendous economic disaster the China coronavirus placed on the economy. Before this, the United States and President Trump were enjoying the greatest economy in US and world history with the GDP at $23 trillion – more than any economy ever!

President Trump has made the American economy great again.

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Mitt Romney Slams Hunter Biden, Burisma Probe: ‘Not Legitimate Role of Government to be Used as an Effort to Damage Political Opponents’

GatewayPundit - Wed, 09/16/2020 - 22:14

Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT)

Mitt Romney, AKA Pierre Delecto on Wednesday slammed the Hunter Biden, Burisma investigation as a ‘political exercise’

“It is not the legitimate role of government, for Congress or for taxpayer expense, to be used as an effort to damage political opponents,” Romney said blasting the Senate Homeland Security Committee’s probe into Hunter Biden’s dealings with Ukrainian natural gas company Burisma Holdings.

This coming from a guy who voted in favor of the Ukraine impeachment coup against President Trump that was designed to protect Biden and Burisma!

Fox News reported:

GOP Sen. Mitt Romney on Wednesday slammed the Senate Homeland Security Committee’s investigation into Hunter Biden’s role on the board of Ukrainian natural gas firm Burisma Holdings, saying it is “not the legitimate role of government” to work to “damage political opponents.”

During a committee meeting Wednesday, members voted to authorize a slew of subpoenas for testimony and records from former Obama administration officials, including former CIA Director John Brennan, former FBI Director James Comey, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, as part of its investigation into the origins of the Russia probe.

The panel is also leading an investigation into potential conflicts of interest related to Burisma and Hunter Biden.

But Romney, R-Utah, suggested the committee, led by Chairman Ron Johnson, R-Wis., was using its probe in an effort to “damage” political opponents.

“I know the committee has undertaken two major investigations [that have] political implications and one, of course, is the, I’ll call it the Biden/Burisma investigation,” Romney said. “And that, I think, from the outset had the earmarks of a political exercise and I’m fearful that comments made in the media recently have only confirmed that perspective.”

Romney made similar statements about the Biden, Burisma probe back in March as Senate Republicans mulled over issuing subpoenas seeking Biden-Burisma documents.

“There’s no question that the appearance of looking into Burisma and Hunter Biden appears political… We also have a lot of work to do on matters that are not related to Burisma. We probably ought to focus on those things,” Mitt Romney told reporters earlier this year.

Romney doesn’t want any investigation into Burisma despite overwhelming evidence of a massive money laundering scheme.

So why would Romney defend the Bidens’ corruption and involvement with Burisma?

Because Romney’s advisor Joseph Cofer Black joined the board of Burisma Holdings while Hunter Biden was also serving on the board.

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Republican Campaign Aide Murdered in Minneapolis — Staffer for Lacy Johnson Who Is Running Against Ilhan Omar Shot Dead in Drive-By Shooting

GatewayPundit - Wed, 09/16/2020 - 21:18

Via Power Line — Lacy Johnson is the Republican who is challenging Ilhan Omar in Minnesota’s 5th District.

Lacy is an excellent candidate fighting an uphill battle against a radical communist and America-hater.

On Monday two Lacy Johnson aides were shot standing outside a convenience store when one or more shooters opened fire. It was a drive-by shooting. The 17-year-old staffer later died at the hospital.

The 17-year-old outreach coordinator for Lacy’s campaign, Andre Conley, was killed Monday outside a gas station in north Minneapolis.

Our hearts go out to the families of Diontae Rayquan Wallace and Andre Conley, two Henry High students who were killed this week by senseless gun violence. Henry and North High principals joined other educators to call for an end to the violence. @MPS_News

— AchieveMpls (@AchieveMpls) September 16, 2020

MN CBS Local reported:

The 17-year-old boy killed and another man hurt Monday in a north Minneapolis shooting were members of a Republican congressional candidate’s campaign.

The Lacy Johnson campaign says the two victims were members of the outreach team and were not performing campaign duties when the shooting occurred Monday afternoon at the intersection of North Fremont and Dowling avenues.

According to the Lacy Johnson campaign and Minneapolis police, the shooting is not believed to be a politically motivated attack.

Minneapolis police say a group of people were standing outside of a Super USA convenience store when one or more shooters opened fire. The teenager and the man were hit, and emergency crews brought them to Hennepin Healthcare for treatment. The teenager was pronounced dead shortly thereafter.

Investigators are still searching for the shooters, who fled the scene on foot. The man who survived was listed in serious but stable condition…

Minneapolis has experienced a surge in gun violence this summer.

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OUTRAGEOUS! Kayleigh McEnany SLAMS White House Media for Not Asking ONE QUESTION on Historic Peace Deals — Media Hack Responds By Calling Trump a Criminal! (VIDEO)

GatewayPundit - Wed, 09/16/2020 - 20:52


Once again the White House Press Corps let down the American people with their constant lies and lies of omission.

On Tuesday President Trump signed historic peace agreements between Israel, the UAE and Bahrain.
This comes in the same month President Trump signed historic peace agreements between Kosovo and Serbia.

But the American people never heard about this historic events because the liberal media, so full of hate, refused to report this major historic events to the American people.

On Wednesday White House Spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany ridiculed the liberal White House media for NOT ASKING ONE SINGLE QUESTION on the historic peace deals signed at the White House the previous day! NOT ONE single question!

Kayleigh McEnany ripped into these horrible political hacks!

Kayleigh McEnany: “What I will weigh into is the Middle East Peace Deals signed yesterday that I did not receive a single question about. That was the first time that happened in a quarter of a century. If Obama or Biden would have achieved this it would have looked a lot different. You wouldn’t have Chuck Todd saying he’s uncomfortable with the deal that brings peace between the United Arab Emirates and Israel and Bahrain. You wouldn’t have CBS calling it quote “a business deal.” And you wouldn’t have Nancy Pelosi calling it a distraction. Maybe it’s a distraction from her visits to the hair salon. But those were significant agreements. It’s the first time in a quarter of a century three peace deals in 29 days. It took 26 years for the prior two peace deals. So the Nobel Peace Prize for the President very well deserved.

Media hack: Kayleigh if he’s a law and order president why does he keep breaking the law?

The reporter Brian Karem should have been escorted from the White House after that childish, dishonest attack.

The media — enemies of the people — are completely out of control.

Kayleigh McEnany: "If Obama and Biden had achieved this… you wouldn't have Nancy Pelosi calling it a distraction. Maybe it's a distraction from her visits to the hair salon."

— The Hill (@thehill) September 16, 2020

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TRUMP ECONOMY WAS BOOMING: Census Bureau Says U.S. Household Income Jumped 7% In 2019

GatewayPundit - Wed, 09/16/2020 - 20:45

Before the coronavirus hit the U.S. (and despite what the mainstream media seems to say daily, President Trump didn’t cause COVID-19), the economy was going gangbusters.

Income in American households rose dramatically in 2019, according to data published Tuesday by the U.S. Census Bureau.

The “median household income increased 6.8 percent to $68,703 between 2018 and 2019,” before the coronavirus. the Buerau said in a report.

Wages for full-time men in the middle of the national wage scale grew by an average of 2.1% to $57,456. Median full-time female employees gained 2.5%, up to $47,299, says the September 15 report, titled “Income and Poverty in the United States: 2019.”

“It was a pretty banner year for households, and really across the income distribution, we got a lot of eye-popping figures in this release,” David Deull, the top economist at IHS Markit, told the Wall Street Journal.

All races made heavy gains. Household income for whites grew 5.7%; Latino households gained 7.1%; black households gained 7.9%; and Asian households gained 10.6%.

Poverty also plunged, the reports said. “The poverty rate for Whites decreased 1.0 percentage point to 9.1 percent. The poverty rate for Blacks decreased by 2.0 percentage points to 18.8 percent. The poverty rate for Hispanics decreased by 1.8 percentage points to 15.7 percent.” The number of people in poverty fell to 34.0 million, which was roughly 4.2 million fewer than in 2018, amid the inflow of many poor illegal immigrants.

Even Joe Biden admitted Trump’s economy was working well for the middle class.

“He has focused only on making sure the stock market stays up and make sure it doesn’t decline because then it looks bad and the economy begins to droop for the very people that he most represents,” Biden said.

Biden said Trump was “trying to make it look like he’s actually helping some people that are in that struggling area to middle class area.”

Uh, yeah. Meanwhile, Democrats in Congress have left Americans hanging, refusing to pass another stimulus bill to deliver $1,200 to Americans as they hold the package hostage over climate change and the U.S. Postal Service.




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Biden Calls on Reporters From Prepared List of Names After Showing Up 90 Minutes Late For 10-Minute Speech on Covid Vaccine (VIDEO)

GatewayPundit - Wed, 09/16/2020 - 20:30

Joe Biden on Wednesday delivered remarks on the Coronavirus vaccine in Wilmington, Delaware.

Biden was 90 minutes late for his 10 minute speech.

During his speech, Biden undermined faith in the Coronavirus vaccine.

“Nearly eight months after this crisis on the doorstep of 200,000 American deaths, President Trump has refused once again to take responsibility or to take action. By his own admission, he continued to lie about Covid-19,” Biden said.

“I trust vaccines. I trust scientists. But I don’t trust Donald Trump,” he added.

Since Biden is unable to answer candid questions from the media, he called on reporters from a prepared list of names.

“I’ll be happy to take some questions now if that’s OK. Let me get my list here….okay, ABC, Mary”


BIDEN: “I’ll be happy to take some questions now if that’s OK. Let me get my list…”

— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) September 16, 2020

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GONE FOREVER: Yelp Data Shows 60% Of Business Closures Due To COVID-19 Are Now Permanent

GatewayPundit - Wed, 09/16/2020 - 20:25

A majority of businesses that shut down during the COVID-19 over-reaction by government officials will never reopen.

“As of Aug, 31, 163,735 businesses have indicated on Yelp that they have closed. That’s down from the 180,000 that closed at the very beginning of the pandemic. However, it actually shows a 23% increase in the number of closures since mid-July,” CNBC reports.

In addition to monitoring closed businesses, Yelp also takes into account the businesses whose closures have become permanent. That number has steadily increased throughout the past six months, now reaching 97,966, representing 60% of closed businesses that won’t be reopening.

“Overall, Yelp’s data shows that business closures have continued to rise with a 34% increase in permanent closures since our last report in mid-July,” Justin Norman, Yelp’s vice president of data science, told CNBC. … Throughout the past six months, restaurants, bars, and nightlife have been hit the hardest by the restrictions brought along by the pandemic: 32,109 restaurants have closed, as of Aug. 31. The number of restaurants forced to permanently close is slightly above Yelp’s total average, at 61%.

Yelp said in its report:

The restaurant industry continues to be among the most impacted with an increasing number of closures – totalling 32,109 closures as of August 31, with 19,590 of these business closures indicated to be permanent (61%). Breakfast and brunch restaurants, burger joints, sandwich shops, dessert places and Mexican restaurants are among the types of restaurants with the highest rate of business closures. Foods that work well for delivery and takeout have been able to keep their closure rates lower than others, including pizza places, delis, food trucks, bakeries and coffee shops.

Meanwhile, bars and nightlife, an industry 6X smaller than restaurants, has endured an especially high closure rate, with an increasing percentage of closures being permanent. As of the end of August there were 6,451 total business closures, of which 3,499 were permanently closed (54%). The share of permanent closures within bars and nightlife have increased by 10% since our Economic Average Report in July.

Retail and shopping follows closely behind restaurants with 30,374 total business closures, 17,503 of which are permanent (58%). Similar to bars and nightlife, the share of permanent closures increased by 10% since July. Both men and women’s clothing, as well as home decor, have the highest rate of business closures.





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Sweden Records Lowest Level Of COVID-19 Cases Since March — With No Lockdown

GatewayPundit - Wed, 09/16/2020 - 20:09

Sweden just recorded the fewest daily cases of Covid-19 since the pandemic’s peak in March — all without a single lockdown.

The Scandinavian country, intensely criticized for not shuting down businesses and mandating masks nationwide, now has one of the lowest number of COVD-19 cases in Europe.

Its rolling seven-day average stood at 108 on Tuesday, its lowest number since March 13, The Daily Mail reported.

Just 1.2% of Sweden’s 120,000 tests last week were positive for the virus, data from their national health agency shows, according to The Guardian.

“According to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), the Scandinavian country’s 14-day cumulative total of new cases was 22.2 per 100,000 inhabitants on Tuesday, against 279 in Spain, 158.5 in France, 118 in the Czech Republic, 77 in Belgium and 59 in the UK, all of which imposed lockdowns this spring,” the UK paper wrote.

“We don’t have the resurgence of the disease that many countries have,” Anders Tegnell, the country’s chief epidemiologist and architect of its no-lockdown strategy, told broadcaster France-24 in an interview. “In the end, we will see how much difference it will make to have a strategy that’s more sustainable, that you can keep in place for a long time, instead of the strategy that means that you lock down, open up and lock down over and over again.”

“Sweden has gone from being the country with the most infections in Europe to the safest one,” Tegnell last week told the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera.

“What we see now is that the sustainable policy might be slower in getting results, but it will get results eventually,” Tegnell said. “And then we also hope that the result will be more stable.”

Tegnell has long taken a hard line, saying last month he saw “no point” in mandating masks in public across the country. “With numbers diminishing very quickly in Sweden, we see no point in wearing a face mask in Sweden, not even on public transport,” Anders Tegnell said, according to Fortune.

“That Sweden has come down to these levels is very promising,” Tegnell told reporters in Stockholm last month. “The curves are going down and the curves for the seriously ill are beginning to approach zero.”

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Facing Multi-Billion Dollar Budget Crisis, De Blasio Plans To Take $4,972 Pay Cut — From $258,541 Salary!

GatewayPundit - Wed, 09/16/2020 - 20:01

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday announced that his entire office — including himself — will be furloughed for a week to help alleviate the city’s multibillion-dollar deficit.

The city faces a $9 billion budget deficit, caused in part by the Democratic mayor’s decision to shut down the city over the coronavirus pandemic. New York City lost $336 billion in the fiscal year ending June 30, according to an August report, and wealthy New Yorkers are streaming out of the city.

But the mayor’s weeklong furlough won’t fill the budge gap. With a mayoral salary of $258,541 per year, de Blasio is estimated to lose $4,972. He’ll still get the other $253,569, of course.

De Blasio — who oversees one of the richest cities in the U.S. — blamed the federal government for the city’s woes.

“I couldn’t have imagined no action by Washington, D.C., up until this point,” de Blasio said. “I thought it would be an article of faith that there would be a federal stimulus, but there hasn’t been, and I see no indication that there will be for the remainder of this year.”

“We’ve already had to make some tough cuts that have affected this city and the services we provide. We’re tried everything we can to stop from those cuts becoming worse. We don’t want to take away jobs from public employees, we don’t want to take away services from communities that need [them],” de Blasio said.

“As of October 1st, every, every Mayor’s Office employee will be taking a furlough,” de Blasio said Wednesday. “That obviously includes myself.”

“This is a step you never want to see for good, hard-working people,” he said. “The folks who work here throughout this crisis, they have not been working 35 or 40 hour weeks. They have been working 80 hour weeks, 90 hour weeks, 100 hour weeks.”

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY, in July urged New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to enact a wealth tax on billionaires in the state, but the governor in August rejected the picture, saying the city is “trying to get people to come back.”

New York City’s top 1% pays 50% of taxes in New York, the governor noted.

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REPORT: Attorney General Bill Barr Told Federal Prosecutors to Charge Violent Rioters with Sedition

GatewayPundit - Wed, 09/16/2020 - 19:49

US Attorney General William Barr

US Attorney General Bill Barr told federal prosecutors to charge violent rioters with sedition, according to report by The Wall Street Journal.

WSJ reported Bill Barr made these statements during a conference call last week with federal prosecutors.

According to the WSJ, which cited “people familiar” with the conference call, Barr “encouraged the prosecutors to seek a number federal charges, including under a rarely used sedition law, even when state charges could apply.”

According to Law and Crime, the seditious conspiracy statute, 18 U.S. Code § 2384, is a means of punishing those who conspire to violently overthrow or who oppose by force the authority the U.S. government or who by force conspire to seize federal property:

If two or more persons in any State or Territory, or in any place subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, conspire to overthrow, put down, or to destroy by force the Government of the United States, or to levy war against them, or to oppose by force the authority thereof, or by force to prevent, hinder, or delay the execution of any law of the United States, or by force to seize, take, or possess any property of the United States contrary to the authority thereof, they shall each be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both.

Antifa rioters in Portland have been attacking the federal courthouse in Portland for months.

The domestic terrorists launched improvised explosive devices at the federal courthouse while barricading federal agents inside.

The DOJ has filed federal charges against more than 200 militants arrested during the rioting and looting that spread in Democrat-run cities across the country since George Floyd’s death in the spring.

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“Left-Leaning” Group That Received $250 Million From Mark Zuckerberg Is Being Sued For Election Interference In WI

GatewayPundit - Wed, 09/16/2020 - 17:18

100 Percent Fed Up – The WVA – Wisconsin Voters Alliance has filed a complaint against a “left-leaning group” funded by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, who have donated a whopping quarter of billion dollars to the group that claims “Elections place too many burdens on voters.”

Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg

The group doesn’t appear to be worried about all voters, however, as it appears they’re taking a rather strategic approach to their funding.

The left-leaning group that received $250 million from the Facebook CEO, makes the incredible claim on their website that “Elections place too many burdens on voters.”

If the Center For Civic Design was serious about their statement, why aren’t they hiring buses in areas that are solid Trump country, like in northern MI, where people may have to drive 20 or more miles to get to their local polling places? What about their “burden?” Or are some burdens more important than others?

The complaint filed with the WI Election Commission points out that the Zuckerberg funded group is only spending in the five critical cities in Wisconsin where Hillary Clinton picked up 82% of the vote in 2016: Green Bay, Kenosha, Madison, Milwaukee, and Racine—all Democratic strongholds.

So far, the group has spent an incredible $6.3 million in the critical swing state of Wisconsin with 10 electoral votes.

Here is a portion of their complaint:

The CTCL’s sizable grants are providing funding to make polling equipment and resources conveniently available in particular Wisconsin cities that all have one glaring commonality – their overwhelming support of Hillary Clinton in 2016.

$2,572,839 of the CTCL gift is to be spent through the city clerks and election officials to influence voter turnout in democrat strongholds.

The cities have accepted the CTCL moneys without coordination with the state legislature to ensure statewide uniformity in inducing people to vote.

The CTCL moneys, accepted by the cities, is targeted to urban electors to the exclusion of surburban electors and rural electors.

The City of Green Bay its city clerk and election officials are using the CTCL moneys to illegally induce its urban electors to vote in the November 3, 2020 election as follows:

“Green Bay: The City would like to employ bilingual LTE “voter navigators” to help residents properly upload valid photo ID, complete their ballots and comply with certification requirements, and offer witness signatures. These voter navigators can assist voters prior to the elections and then also be trained and utilized as election inspectors.

The City would like to add secure (security cameras $15,000) ballot drop-boxes.

The City needs 45 additional staff to process absentee ballot requests before the election, to open and verify envelopes on Election Day, and insert them into the tabulators.

They would like to staff these early voting sites with election inspectors who are bilingual and would like to increase the salary rate for these bilingual election inspectors to assist with recruitment and retention, as well as in recognition of their important role at these sites.

The City would like to increase poll worker salaries by 50%. All poll workers will be trained through the Wisconsin Elections Commission website and the City’s own training manual.

Would like to reach voters and potential voters through a multi-prong strategy utilizing “every door direct mail,” targeted mail, geo-fencing, billboards, radio, television, and streaming-service PSAs, digital advertising, and automated calls and texts. The City would also like to ensure that these efforts can be done in English, Spanish, Hmong, and Somali, since roughly 11% of households in the Green Bay area speak a language other than English.

The City would also like to directly mail to residents who are believed to be eligible but not registered voters, approximately 20,000 residents. It would require both considerable staff time to construct that list of residents and directly mail a professionally-designed piece (in multiple languages) to those voters.

To assist new voters, the City would also like resources to help residents obtain required documents (i.e. birth certificates) which are needed to get a valid state ID needed for voting. These grant funds  would be distributed in partnership with key community organizations including churches, educational institutions, and organizations serving African immigrants, LatinX residents, and African Americans.

The CTCL recently provided a $10 million grant to the City of Philadelphia for the purpose of “ensuring a safe election process this November.

Much of the grant money is targeted to ease voting in one of the most democrat jurisdictions in Pennsylvania, a state President Trump won by only 0.72%, or 44,292 votes in 2016. 33.

The group is also working to affect the outcome of the election in the critical swing state of Michigan where President Trump won by just over 10,000 votes in 2016. Over 50,000 absentee ballots were rejected in the Democrat stronghold of Wayne County, MI. in 2016.

Although it’s not clear how much money Michigan received from the group, Axios reports – Michigan’s Democrat Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson (D) praised the efforts of the left-leaning group, saying: “This grant will be of tremendous assistance as we work to get the word out to voters.”

According to WZZM13– CTCL has also given $6 million to Fulton County, which includes Atlanta.

The CTCL declined to disclose its other donors for the year or itemize all its contributions to local offices.

Key funders for CTCL include Google, Facebook, the Center for Civic Design, the Center for Democracy and Technology, Rock the Vote, Democracy Fund, The Voting Information Project, and the Knight Foundation.

Keeping voters fearful of leaving their homes over contracting COVID, has been key to pushing the bogus narrative that mail-in voting is the only solution. The Democrats and their allies in the media have done a masterful job of pushing the false narrative that Americans should remain under their beds until after the election.

Facebook has been doing its part to control the narrative on COVID. CEO Mark Zuckerberg has made no secret of his desire to be the arbiter of “truth” when it comes to what billions of Facebook users should or should not believe about COVID. Facebook’s allowed third-party fact-checkers to unfairly suppress the voices of opposition to COVID- related lockdowns across its platform. The reach of our 100 Percent Fed Up Facebook page, with 1.7 million followers, has been reduced by over 80%, following two fact-check violations, both of them were related to positive news on the COVID front, that might make readers less fearful about COVID and could potentially make them more likely to vote in person. Both “fact check” violations were issued against our popular conservative Facebook page by Science Feedback, a leftist activist group funded by far-left activists and hired by Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook to be the arbiter of “truth” on his platform.

A top Democratic operative says voter fraud, especially with mail-in ballots, is no myth. And he knows this because he’s been doing it, on a grand scale, for decades.

New York Post – Mail-in ballots have become the latest flashpoint in the 2020 elections. While President Trump and the GOP warn of widespread manipulation of the absentee vote that will swell with COVID polling restrictions, many Democrats and their media allies have dismissed such concerns as unfounded.

But the political insider, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he fears prosecution, said fraud is more the rule than the exception. His dirty work has taken him through the weeds of municipal and federal elections in Paterson, Atlantic City, Camden, Newark, Hoboken and Hudson County and his fingerprints can be found in local legislative, mayoral and congressional races across the Garden State. Some of the biggest names and highest office holders in New Jersey have benefited from his tricks, according to campaign records The Post reviewed.

“An election that is swayed by 500 votes, 1,000 votes — it can make a difference,” the tipster said. “It could be enough to flip states.”

The whisteblower — whose identity, rap sheet and long history working as a consultant to various campaigns were confirmed by The Post — says he not only changed ballots himself over the years, but led teams of fraudsters and mentored at least 20 operatives in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania — a critical 2020 swing state.

“There is no race in New Jersey — from city council to United States Senate — that we haven’t worked on,” the tipster said. “I worked on a fire commissioner’s race in Burlington County. The smaller the race, the easier it is to do.”

A Bernie Sanders die-hard with no horse in the presidential race, he said he felt compelled to come forward in the hope that states would act now to fix the glaring security problems present in mail-in ballots.

“This is a real thing,” he said. “And there is going to be a f–king war coming November 3rd over this stuff … If they knew how the sausage was made, they could fix it.”

To that end, Ballotpedia reveals that Zuckerberg and his wife have plans to donate a total of $300 million for state and local elections: In a Facebook post, Zuckerberg said, “Priscilla and I are personally supporting [these] two non-partisan organizations that are working to make sure every voter’s voice can be heard this November.” He added, “This is in addition to the work that Facebook is doing to run the largest voting registration campaign in American history — with a goal of helping more than 4 million people register to vote and providing authoritative information about topics like how to vote by mail in each state.”

  • Robert Reich, U.S. Secretary of Labor under President Bill Clinton (D), said, “Mark Zuckerberg has raked in $40,800,000,000 since the pandemic began. That’s 136 times the $300 million donation he hopes will distract us from all the ways he’s allowed fascism and misinformation to erode our democracy.”
  • Scott Walter, president of the Capital Research Centersaid that CTCL staffers are former Democratic Party operatives whose goal is to improve Democrats’ electoral prospects: “Can you imagine if the Charles Koch Foundation were to become involved with election officials? It would be front page news in The New York Times.”

Breitbart News – Phill Kline, Director of the Amistad Project of the Thomas More Society, representing the Wisconsin Voters Alliance (WVA), commented: “This initiative by CTCL is clearly designed to provide a boost in registered voters, limited only to traditional leftist strongholds, in a critical swing state that is likely to determine the outcome of the presidential election on November 3, 2020,” Kline said. “Allowing private monies to control state spending on voter turnout is an invitation to the state to engage in partisan politics in the operation of elections that represents a present danger that favors one class of voters at the expense of others – clearly picking winners and losers in a critical swing state that may determine the outcome of the presidential election this year,” he concluded.

Cumulatively, CTCL has thus far granted $16.3 million to the five cities in Wisconsin and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, which cast over 82% of their over one million combined total votes for Hillary Clinton in 2016. President Trump won Wisconsin by 22,748 votes and Pennsylvania by 44,292 votes that year.

In Wisconsin, CTCL has granted a total of $6.3 million in municipal funding from private sources to the Cities of Green Bay, Kenosha, Madison, Milwaukee, and Racine. The grants were issued directly to the cities and not the Wisconsin Board of Elections, which is responsible for managing elections throughout the state. A plurality of the funds — about 40% — went to support both vote-by-mail and early voting efforts. Around $1 million dollars went to “voter outreach and education efforts.”

The complaint can be read in its entirety here.

The actions by CTCL that are funded by Facebook’s CEO and by Google, the world’s largest search engine, should be of concern to every American, regardless of your political affiliation. Billionaires in America should never have the ability to swing our elections. When we give up the ability to have free and fair elections in America, we also give up our ability to be a free nation, governed by the people and for the people.


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WATCH: Declassified Military Documents Spark New Bill To Aid Sick Veterans (VIDEO)

GatewayPundit - Wed, 09/16/2020 - 17:12

Comedian Jon Stewart at Capitol Hill stated, “Welcome. Welcome to another exciting episode of  ‘When is America going to start acting like the great country we keep telling ourselves we are?’ You remember we were here a year ago after a 15-year battle to get Congress to recognize that the first responders on 9/11 were sick and dying and needed health care and disability. And John Feal and the Feal Good Foundation and all the first responders and survivors and victims came down to Washington over and over and over again, sick and dying, walking the halls of Congress just to get them to recognize the basic humanity of what they were dealing with, that their selflessness and heroism had put them in harm’s way and they’d been sick. And when it was done, we thought it was done.”

Jon Stewart introduced a new bill for veterans who are similarly ill to 9/11 responders.

Stewart continued, “But it turns out that the warfighters that were sent to prosecute the battle, based on the attack on 9/11, now suffer the same injuries and illnesses that the first responders suffered from and they’re getting the same cold shoulder from Congress that they received. And so the fight starts again.”

Family and victims spoke out after military documents were declassified and revealed soldiers were exposed to hundreds of known toxic and radioactive hazards.

A veteran exposed to the toxins said, “That day finally broke me. Many K2 Veterans have been told that it’s all in our head. These are warriors. Good, hardworking soldiers of all ranks from every background. This summer, Congress was forced to declassify military documents, many, with many environmental surveys over the last four years, finding hundreds of known, tested, and documented toxic chemicals, heavy metals, and radioactive material. We finally had proof almost 20 years after the first boots hit ground.”

Danielle Robinson shared, “I am now a 35-year-old widow thanks to our top military officials deciding not to properly dispose of trash in Iraq due to inconvenience and expense. The late Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson, an Army medic who enlisted because of 9/11, was exposed to toxic burn pits during guard duty he did while serving as a medic in the Ohio National Guard, and he had to stand 15 yards from a burn pit daily for about three months of his deployment at the Camp Liberty, Camp Victory complex. After returning home, the battle for his life began 10 years later. The oncologist we saw was astonished and said, ‘What the hell have you been exposed to?’ This rare form of lung cancer and rare mucous membranes pemphigoid disease is only due to toxic exposure. He passed this year, May of 2020.”

9/11 activist John Feal said, “This is embarrassing. So we come here today. For fifteen years, this man took an issue that was in the shadows and put sunlight on it. Now we’re asking him again to take an issue that’s been in the shadows and put sunlight on it, to let the American people know that good ordinary people who do extraordinary things to keep us safe 24/7 are sick and dying.”

Feal continued, “What have we become when we stop the legislative process and we tweet all day? When nothing gets done anymore. This is embarrassing. Oh, we’re the greatest country in the world. I’m shocked. I’m appalled and I’m repulsed by what I’m listening to right now behind me. These men and women deserve better. The 9/11 community deserved better. The American people, I get it. We’re all going through a lot right now. Pandemic, social uprising, election. But when do we stop caring about life, about human beings? If you’re alright with that, then we’re not friends. Thank you.”

Click below to watch!

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Squad Member and Crackpot Ayanna Pressley Wants to Declare Racism a National Emergency Based on Her Statistical Nonsense (Video)

GatewayPundit - Wed, 09/16/2020 - 16:38

Crackpot Democrat Ayanna Pressley is pushing legislation to declare racism a public health emergency.

Pressley, a vocal member of the Democrat-Socialst “squad”, says police “brutality” is the sixth leading cause of death for young black men.

This is a ridiculous and hateful statement like much of nonsense this radical Democrat spews out of her mouth on a regular basis.

Nationwide, police brutality is the 6th leading cause of death for young Black men.

From Cambridge to Roxbury in the #MA7, life expectancy drops by 30 years.

Racism IS a public health crisis & my bill with @SenWarren & @RepBarbaraLee would treat it as such.

— Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley (@RepPressley) September 15, 2020

Pressley, like most all Democrats, believes the blame is on the police — and not on the criminals!

So she spews nonsense like this against law enforcement.

There are typically nearly twice as many whites killed by police each year than blacks.
Blacks make up less than 13.4% of US population.

According to the CDC homicide is the leading cause of death for black males under the age of 45.

Black on Black homicide is by far the leading cause of death.

Rep. Ayanna Pressley wants you to ignore this essential fact.

There are about twice as many whites killed by police each year than blacks.

The problem is black on black homicide.
Police killings of black men is not the problem.
Democrats are not honest with these facts.
And they are pushing hateful, divisive legislation based on their lies.

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It’s Happening! President Trump Passes Joe Biden in National Rasmussen Survey for First Time — Approval Rating Soars to 52%

GatewayPundit - Wed, 09/16/2020 - 16:00

President Donald Trump passed Joe Biden on Wednesday in the national Rasmussen polling.
This is the fires time President Trump has topped Sleepy Joe.

Trump scored 47 percent with likely voters.
Sleepy Joe deopped to 46 percent with likely voters.

President Trump also scored 22 percent with black voters.

And… President Trump’s approval rating is up to 52% today.

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Despite Pressure from Top Democrat Leaders — Big Ten Reverses Decision and Votes to Play Football Thanks to Trump

GatewayPundit - Wed, 09/16/2020 - 15:27

The Big Ten voted this morning to play ball in 2020 after previously running with Democrat politicians and cancelling all sports through the end of the year. 

The USA Today reports:

Bowing to pressure from players, coaches and politicians, the Big Ten’s presidents decided Wednesday morning to move forward with an eight-game football season beginning on the weekend of Oct. 24, reversing their August decision to postpone the fall schedule and ending weeks of drama that spread from campuses all the way to the White House.

Citing new information presented by the league’s medical advisory board last weekend, including the imminent availability of rapid antigen tests for COVID-19 that can be administered on a daily basis, Big Ten presidents concluded they can safely conduct a football season, even as some of them struggle with infection rates on their own campuses.

In complete acts of insanity the conference announced radical plans for athletes contracting COVID-19:

The Big Ten will also require any athlete who tests positive for COVID-19 to be withheld from game competition for 21 days and undergo comprehensive cardiac testing, including an MRI that could detect inflammation of the heart. That data will be put into a cardiac registry to help further the study of COVID-19 effects.

Of course this is insane due to the fact that individuals under the age of 24 being virtually immune to COVID-19.  As we pointed out, the CDC shows that the athletes in the Big Ten are not at risk of dying from the Coronavirus at all. They are more likely to drown!

Look at the line for the number of deaths related to those under the age of 24 (for the Big Ten Commissioner and Chancellors this would be every single football player in the Big Ten).

We reported previously that the Big Ten made a huge mistake when they hired Kevin Warren last year as their Big Ten Commissioner. The Gateway Pundit posted several reports on the illogical and politically motivated actions Warren and Democrat politicians took to cancel the 2020 Big Ten football season.

Democrat Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer was reportedly behind the scenes working against the Big Ten reopening for sports this year.  This no doubt will affect the vote in 2020 in Michigan against the Democrats:

The Big Ten coming back – and @realDonaldTrump role in helping bring it back – will impact the election. Fact.

— Will Cain (@willcain) September 16, 2020

Laura Ingraham reported on Whitmer’s actions on the latest Big Ten controversy:

Over the next few days, everyone who wants @bigten football should make their voices heard. Behind closed doors @GovWhitmer is working against players’ and their families’ interests. “Sources: No vote taken as Big Ten meets again”

— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) September 14, 2020

As we reported earlier, Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren, shut down Big Ten football for the season in August. The Commissioner in May besmirched the police after George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis. He followed that with shutting down Big Ten football for the entire season.

The universities in the Big Ten make millions on college football which ends up paying for smaller sports and women’s sports for the rest of the year as well as other university activities. Big Ten football brings in millions to local businesses as well. But after sending out the league’s schedule, Warren suddenly decided a few days later to ‘postpone’ all sports (to God knows when) through the remainder of the year.

ESPN reported when the Big Ten voted to shut down football in 2020:

The Big Ten has faced significant backlash over the timing of the decision, which came just six days after the league announced its 10-game, conference-only schedule on the Big Ten Network. Coaches, athletic directors, fans and parents have publicly and privately expressed frustration and outrage at a lack of communication and explanation about the about-face.

Warren claimed he cancelled Big Ten football because of the coronavirus. But this doesn’t make sense.  Warren isn’t concerned about the Big Ten football players’ health at all because if he was Warren wouldn’t let his son play ball this year at Mississippi State in the SEC.

We’ve learned that Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar admitted to calling the University of Minnesota President to shut down the football season. Klobuchar even shared her conversation with the University president recently on FOX News.

Weeks ago Michigan’s Democrat Governor Gretchen Whitmer blocked an attempt to play Big Ten football.

Whitmer is on record in months past as saying there needs to be a widely available vaccine and mass quantities of tests available to determine when “we have some immunity built up.” The most optimistic estimates for when a vaccine might be available point to the end of the year.

Michigan is still limiting indoor gatherings to 10 or fewer people, and bars are are closed for indoor service. Outdoor gatherings are limited to 100 or fewer people. reported that Whitmer cheered the news that Big Ten football was cancelled:

The Great Villianess of Big Ten fans everywhere, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, has officially spoken on the conference canceling fall football and is “glad” at the direction taken by her partner in villain crime, commissioner Kevin Warren.

“I was glad that the Big Ten took the leadership role that they did,” Whitmer told members of the media on Monday, MLive reports. “Obviously they’ve got huge universities and they’ve got people who are on all of these campuses that are working to try to address the COVID pandemic that we’re all struggling with.”

“Football is a very intimate sport where you are up in one another’s faces,” Whitmer added. “That’s what makes it inherently risky, so that’s my concern. I love football. I wanted to be a sports broadcaster. I don’t like not seeing football this fall, but I’m glad that the Big Ten took the leadership they did and the (Michigan) High School Sports Association did as well.”

The only reason that football was cancelled in the Big Ten this year was because Democrats either wanted to punish their constituents or they believed incorrectly that this will help them in the election.
It’s so disgusting seeing politicians and school administrators involved in politics when they should be thinking about their students and institutions.

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Milwaukee Felon and Indicted Firebomber of Police Station Is Leading the BLM Targeting, Doxxing and Rioting at Trump Supporters’ Homes

GatewayPundit - Wed, 09/16/2020 - 14:41

The leader of the group of Milwaukee BLM militants doxing innocent Trump supporters and rioting at their homes is a felon with thousands of dollars in outstanding fines who attempted to burn down a police station in 2016.

As we reported yesterday, on Tuesday evening, a Trump supporter was arrested for holding a shotgun by the window of his own home as it was surrounded by a mob of far-left lunatics — and it turns out it wasn’t this group’s first time showing up at the home of a random person to “protest” and intimidate.

On a Facebook page called “Justice Tour 2020,” Vaun L Mayes, a man who describes himself as “Milwaukee’s Malcolm X,” has been posting personal information on Trump supporters. The page is littered with people’s phone numbers, addresses, and calls for crowds to show up at their homes for “protest parties.”

What we found out about Mayes is not surprising at all.

According to contributor Paul Blum, Mayes claims on his Facebook page to have gone to high school in the class of 2006:

Per a review of Wisconsin’s Circuit Court Online Access ( there is no “MAYES VAUN” in Court records but there is a  “VAN L MAYES Born 03-1987” which put his age in the range of his Facebook’s Entry of attending “Rufus King High School Class of 2006”.

Per a review on Google of Van L. Mayes, there is a report from the DOJ that matches Mayes:

In the DOJ report above, the 2nd Line states – VAN L. MAYES (a/k/a VAUN L MAYES).  Also Note the charges in the Release: “charged by a criminal complaint with attempted arson, possession of a firearm by a felon, and possession of a destructive device in relation to a crime of violence…”

This guy was arrested trying to firebomb a police station in 2016 during the Sherman Park riots. 

According to Wisconsin Court Records, his full, complete Birth Name is VAN LEMONT MAYES and DOB 1987-03-01 and a search of “MAYES VAN L” in Wisconsin’s Circuit Court Online Access brings up 11 Cases:

The first 3 cases (all from 2020-06-05) are 3 Traffic Cases which MAYES was found GUILTY and owes FINES due on 2020-10-12 of $204, $10 and $153.60 (Total $367.60)

Case 2009PA003084PJ from 2020-04-22 is a Paternity Case filed against MAYES.

Case 2018TR006716 from 2018-03-13 is FOLLOWING TOO CLOSELY which MAYES was found GUILTY and owes a FINE of $204 which was due on 2018-04-30 and is “AT COLLECTIONS”

Case 2018TR006715 from 2018-03-13 is OPERATING A MOTOR VEHICLE WITHOUT INSURANCE which MAYES was found GUILTY and owes a FINE of $204 which was due on 2018-04-30 and is “AT COLLECTIONS”

Case 2018TR006714 from 2018-03-13 is OPERATING WHILE SUSPENDED which MAYES was found GUILTY and owes a FINE of $204 which was due on 2018-04-30 and is “AT COLLECTIONS”

Case 2017FO001051 from 2017-08-11 is DRIVING CONF. TO DRIVERS & PKG LOTS which MAYES was found GUILTY and owes a FINE of $631.77 which was due on 2018-02-10 and is “AT COLLECTIONS”

Case 2011SC010081 from 2011-04-12 is a Small Claims Case from WISCONSIN ELECTRIC POWER which MAYES was found GUILTY and owes a JUDGMENT of $713.44 and has NOT BEEN SATISFIED

Case 2010SC025871 from 2010-08-20 is a Small Claims/Eviction Case which MAYES was found GUILTY and owes a JUDGMENT of $1,046.37 and has NOT BEEN SATISFIED



So VAN LEMONT MAYES aka VAUN L MAYES Owes FINES and JUDGMENTS of $3,716.26 going back to 2005  (This is Not Including the 3 FINES of $367.60 which are due 2020-10-12.)

(And it appears that the ATTEMPTED ARSON OF MILWAUKEE POLICE STATION Case is still working it’s way through the courts.)

So a convicted felon is doxing innocent Trump supporters on Facebook and raising funds on PayPal to do so.  This same man has been arrested more than 10 times and has outstanding fines in excess of $3,700.  He also is allowed to roam free on the Internet and in the streets while those he claims are racists because they support President Trump are taken to jail for brandishing a gun on their own property when an indicted firebomber and his posse riot outside his home.

The Gateway Pundit has reached out to both PayPal and Facebook to ask about the potential violations of their terms of service but to date, we have not heard back.

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TRUE PATRIOTISM… Mike Ditka to NFL Kneelers: “If You Can’t Respect this Country – Get the Hell Out of It” (Video)

GatewayPundit - Wed, 09/16/2020 - 14:11

Mike Ditka blasted the America-haters in the NFL this week.

Ditka had a message for the the National Anthem kneelers — “If you can’t respect this country get the hell out of it.”

Via NewsMax.

FOX LA reported:

The Chicago Bears legend and NFL Hall of Famer has said in the past he opposes players kneeling for the national anthem. Now again, following the start of the 2020 season, Ditka voiced his displeasure with the protest.

The former Bears coach told Newsmax: “Football’s football. It’s not a complicated thing. You’re playing the game, you’re enjoying the game. You don’t like the game, get out of it. It’s not for protesting one way or the other. What color you are, what you think, this or that. You play football. That’s it. You’re privileged. You got a gift from God that you can play the game because you got a body you can do it with. I don’t really understand what you’re protesting. I played the game. I coached the game for a long time. It makes no sense to me.”

He continued: “I would tell those players go to another country and play football there. You don’t have to come out. You don’t have to come out if you go to another country. You can’t! Because the game’s only played in this country. And if you can’t respect this country, get the hell out of it.”

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NEW AUDIO Released in Ukraine Reveals Joe Biden Trashing Trump and Promising to Stay Involved After Trump Inauguration — While His Son Was on the Dole

GatewayPundit - Wed, 09/16/2020 - 13:56

A new audio was released on Wednesday by current Ukrainian authorities between then Vice President Joe Biden and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on November 16, 2016.

** CD Media posted the three audio segments.

In the first audio recording, which took place a week after the November 2016 election of Donald Trump, Biden is heard trashing the the incoming administration and promising to continue working with Ukrainian President Poroshenko.

Vice President Joe Biden: I don’t plan on going away.  I plan on staying deeply engaged in the endeavor in what you have begun and we have begun.  That’s my objective.  That’s my objective.

CD Media reported:

A new audio tape released this morning between then Vice President Joe Biden and the former President Poroshenko in Ukraine shows Biden talking down the competence of the incoming Trump administration and declaring he will ‘stay involved’ in what is going on in Ukraine after the inauguration.

In the second tape, Biden calls Trump ‘the dog who caught the car’, who has no idea of what to do, and Biden and Poroshenko have ‘a real chance of making him a hero’. In other words, damaging the incoming administration and making them look bad.

Much evidence has come out over the last year that the real collusion in the U.S. 2016 presidential election was between the Clinton campaign/Obama admin/Biden/DNC/Deep State. These tapes were recorded after Ukraine released the famous ‘black ledger’ which allegedly showed then Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort taking ‘off the books’ illegal payments. The ledger was later shown to be fabricated after the Mueller investigation was over.

The third tape shows Biden discussing getting Poroshenko’s children into University of Pennsylvania.

read the rest here at CD Media.

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CURL: America’s Pandemic: Why The Cure Has Become Worse Than The Virus

GatewayPundit - Wed, 09/16/2020 - 13:31

The mainstream media has spent months hyping the dangers of COVID-19. But let’s take a quick look at some numbers, shall we?

For the record, the coronavirus COVID-19 has killed 0.058% of the U.S. population. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said last week that there have been 175,866 deaths “involving” COVID. Of those, 139,009 were 65 years old or older — 79% of the deaths. Add in Americans 55 to 64 years old and the elderly share of the fatalities rises to 91.7%.

The percentage of deaths that are 34 years old and younger — 0.99%.

To be clear, the virus is a danger — to older Americans and those with pre-existing conditions. The CDC said this month that 94% of people killed by the virus had other health conditions contribute to their death.

Here’s how the Associated Press — for months and months — described the virus: “For most people, the virus causes mild or moderate symptoms that clear up in a few weeks. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including life-threatening pneumonia.”

Even though the AP has joined the pandemic frightmeisters, the news agency’s description still holds true today.

But the cure — lockdowns, layoffs, stress, anxiety — has become worse than the virus.

Americans are hurting, both physically and mentally. Sleep troubles, lethargy, feelings of hopelessness and other depression symptoms in adults across the U.S. have more than tripled since the pandemic began, according to a study.

“In the weeks after the outbreak prompted quarantines and stay-at-home orders, 27.8% of those surveyed had at least one symptom of depression. That compares to just 8.5% of people in 2017 and 2018,” Yahoo reported.

The pandemic has taken a heavy toll on the mental health of young Americans, according to a recent survey.

“A majority of Americans ages 18 through 34 — 56% — say they have at least sometimes felt isolated in the past month, compared with about 4 in 10 older Americans, according to the latest COVID Response Tracking Study conducted by NORC at the University of Chicago,” WHSV-TV reported.

With businesses shuttered and unemployment soaring, Americans are also hurting financially.

“At least half of all households in [four major] cities — 53 percent in New York City, 56 percent in Los Angeles, 50 percent in Chicago, and 63 percent in Houston — reported facing serious financial problems, including depleted savings, problems paying credit card bills, and affording medical bills,” The Week reported.

Meanwhile, divorce rates have spiked in the U.S. during the coronavirus pandemic as couples have been stuck at close quarters for months.

“The number of people looking for divorces was 34 percent higher from March through June compared to 2019, according to new data collected Legal Templates, a company that provides legal documents,” Fox News reported.

“The data showed that 31 percent of the couples admitted lockdown has caused irreparable damage to their relationships,” Fox wrote.

And things have been worst for young people. “More young adults live at home now than during the Great Depression, according to a Pew Research poll, as 52% reported living with one or both of their parents in July,” according to another Fox report.

“The number of young adults, aged 18 to 29, living at home is now 26.6 million, which is up 2.6 million since the coronavirus pandemic swept the globe in February, when just 47% were living with their parents.”

Then there was this disturbing report: A new study reveals a growing number of young children abusing their parents.

“Researchers from the universities of Oxford and Manchester find this ‘hidden’ problem is intensifying during the pandemic, with the number of violent episodes skyrocketing by 70 percent,” Study Finds reported.

“Researchers say social workers are reporting a 69-percent uptick in referrals for families suffering child or adolescent-to-parent violence,” the site reported. “More than 60 percent of the social workers believe the severity of these violent incidents are increasing too.”

Then there’s alcohol and drug abuse. In June. it was reported that alcohol sales had risen 27% since March 7, one study found. And according to reports by the Overdose Detection Mapping Application Program, drug overdoses increased 42% in May alone.

The mainstream media has endlessly hyped only the medical side of COVID-19, with doctors like Anthony Fauci, an immunologist and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases who serves on the White House Coronavirus Task Force, saying everything could be locked down — again.

But few news outlets have featured experts to talk about the fallout from shutting down the economy for the last six months, closing schools, retail stores, restaurants, bars, and live music venues.

In the end, the cure has truly been worse than the virus.

*Joseph Curl ran the Drudge Report from 2010 to 2014 and covered the White House for a dozen years. He can be reached at and on Twitter at @JosephCurl. A version of this article ran previously in The Washington Times.

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BREAKING EXCLUSIVE: Videos Show George Floyd Dropping a Small White Baggie Upon Arrest and OFFICERS PULLING CRACK PIPE FROM HIS POCKET

GatewayPundit - Wed, 09/16/2020 - 12:40

The Gateway Pundit has confirmed unreported evidence linked to the arrest and death of George Floyd who died in police custody in Minneapolis, Minnesota at the end of May. 

From video analysis George Floyd dropped a small white baggie behind himself when he was arrested and was found with crack pipe during his arrest.

Below are some observations Internet sleuth Paul Blum provided to The Gateway Pundit this past week regarding the video (provided below) released after Floyd’s death.  The video appears to show George Floyd drop a small white baggie on the sidewalk behind himself upon arrest.

At the beginning of the video (at the :04 mark) we see where Floyd was later placed on the sidewalk.  Also, what we notice is that there is nothing on the ground in that area next to the wall:

At the 2:58 mark Floyd is placed on the sidewalk and suddenly a small white baggie appears.  Here are a series of pictures showing the sudden appearance of the small white baggie behind Floyd.  It looks like the baggie is between Floyd’s fingers and is then placed on the sidewalk:

At the 4:30 mark Floyd is helped up from the ground.

Once he is up you can now see the small white baggie on the ground:

Here is a comparison of the sidewalk before and after the event – after Floyd was on the sidewalk something that looks like a small white baggie remains on the ground:

Here is the video of the event released by NBC:

We next reviewed this incident using AI software XRVision provided by Yaacov Apelbaum.  Per this review of the incident we found additional information.

Per the image below we were able to review the arrest using different camera images.  The top part of the image shows a recreation of Floyd using AI.  This picture also confirms the location of two of the cameras used in the review.

XRVision next identifies Objects of Interest (OOI’s).  The first OOI-1 is a rock that was kicked by Floyd on the sidewalk near where he was placed on the sidewalk.  The second OOI-2 is a piece of paint or some other material that fell off the wall when Floyd sat down.  The third OOI-3 was confirmed by XRVision and it is the small white baggie noted above.  It also is not flat which makes it likely it could be a baggie or something similar with some depth.  The fourth OOI-4 was a key that Floyd dropped that the policeman picked up off the ground near Floyd.

The fifth, sixth and seventh objects identified came from another video (in tweet below) that show the policeman showing a crack pipe (OOI-5) upon Floyd’s arrest.  OOI-6 was a lottery ticket and OOI -7 was a pack of smokes which both appear to have been purchased by Floyd right before his arrest.

Here is a photo of the crack pipe pulled from George Floyd’s pocket.

Here is a brief video of the police uncovering a crack pipe in George Floyd’s pocket:

Breaking: Crack pipe was found on George Floyd’s person. Much more in post tomorrow morning. ⁦@joehoft⁩ ⁦

— Joe Hoft (@joehoft) September 16, 2020

We know that Floyd swallowed drugs during a May 2019 arrest and admitted to snorting oxycodone at that time.  We also know that the Medical Examiner thought George Floyd had a ‘Fatal Level’ of fentanyl in his system at the time of his death.

So in summary George Floyd swallowed drugs in 2019 during an arrest.  He was arrested this year and per our reporting dropped a white small baggie upon arrest.  A crack pipe was found on his person and he died while under arrest and the Medical Examiner said he had a fatal level of fentanyl in his system at death.

Did George Floyd die from police brutality or an overdose of fentanyl or some combination of both?  The small white baggie he dropped may hold the key.

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