Greece: Angry migrants chop down 5,000 olive trees on Lesbos

Days after video footage surfaced showing groups of migrant men ignoring social distancing measures and ridiculing the police officers trying to enforce them, illegal migrants from the Moria camp on the Greek island have struck again, chopping down 5,000 olive trees.

The destruction of these olive trees, which can take 65 to 80 years to reach stable yields, is being viewed as an assault on Greek history, culture, and identity, as well as an attack against the island’s local economy, the Greek City Times reports.

https://voiceofeurope.com/2020/04/greece-angry-moria-migrants-chop-down-5000-olive-trees-on-lesbos/

The best graphs and data for tracking the coronavirus pandemic

News outlets are good sources for specific growth trends and day-by-day increases, particularly when there’s local context for how a region is responding. But if you want to track the raw mathematical progress of the pandemic, you may need something more specific. There are plenty of raw figures to look at — tests executed, confirmed cases, hospitalizations, deaths — and each one can be tracked over time or against total population numbers. If you look at the numbers right, you can get a sense of how well a particular region is doing at containing an outbreak. But that takes the right graph and the right perspective on exactly what the numbers mean.

To that end, we’ve put together some of the most helpful public resources — and some factors to keep in mind when you check them.

https://www.theverge.com/2020/4/2/21201832/novel-coronavirus-covid-19-best-graphs-tracking-data

We Borrowed From the Future & Now It’s Over – Catherine Austin Fitts

By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com (Early Sunday Release)

Investment advisor and former Assistant Secretary of Housing Catherine Austin Fitts says, “We’ve been printing massive amounts of dollars, and if you look at all the things we did to stop high speed debasement and unprecedented inflation, we’ve kind of run out of tricks. . . . Inflation is really sneaking up. My question: Is basically shutting down the small businesses and the small farm economy at high speed the way they have done, is that protecting us from going up a frightening inflation? Are we at Weimar Republic kind of inflation rates? I have been telling my subscribers to plant, plant and plant because the price of food is going to go through the roof. Another one of my questions: What’s pressing for war?   Is the debt spiral up and the inflation spiral up, is that more than they can handle?”

https://usawatchdog.com/we-borrowed-from-the-future-now-its-over-catherine-austin-fitts/

Covid-19 has exposed ugliness of Globalism and Open Borders – and given nations incentive to regain Independence

Globalism’s open borders and just-in-time supply chains have been providing cheap labor and products — but the coronavirus pandemic has shown us the huge cost of neglected independence.

Covid-19 has opened the kimono of globalism, and what’s underneath is ugly. The virus has illustrated the importance of, and our reliance on, just-in-time supply chains. Supply chains are only as strong as their weakest link. If any ingredient is missing from that supply chain, the nation controlling that commodity can break it, causing devastating economic, geopolitical and social consequences.

https://www.rt.com/op-ed/485092-coronavirus-globalism-independence-supply/

African elite who once sought treatment abroad are grounded

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic could narrow one gaping inequality in Africa, where some heads of state and other elite jet off to Europe or Asia for health care unavailable in their nations. As countries including their own impose dramatic travel restrictions, they might have to take their chances at home.

For years, leaders from Benin to Zimbabwe have received medical care abroad while their own poorly funded health systems limp from crisis to crisis. Several presidents, including ones from Nigeria, Malawi and Zambia, have died overseas.

The practice is so notorious that a South African health minister, Aaron Motsoaledi, a few years ago scolded, “We are the only continent that has its leaders seeking medical services outside the continent, outside our territory. We must be ashamed.”

https://apnews.com/3fd908519a2a746f965150d8bf1f83ae

WHO Director Was Top Member of Violent Ethiopian Communist Party

After ascending to his lofty position within the World Health Organization, Adhanom appointed mass murdering dictator Robert Mugabe to be a “goodwill ambassador” to the WHO while also defending Uhuru Kenyatta, under whose government 1,300 people were killed following rigged elections.

“Tedros of course takes every chance he can to praise the good governance of China, and given the human rights record of the People’s Republic, it’s no wonder he likes them so much,” writes Martin. “From projects like media propaganda centres, mass relocations, and social credit style score cards, Ethiopia’s governance in many ways resembles a carbon copy of the Chinese authoritarian model. Complete with a one party state and focus on profit over human rights.”

In the immediate aftermath of the coronavirus outbreak, the World Health Organization, under Adhanom’s direction, amplified Chinese fake news that there was no “human to human” transmission of COVID-19 as late as January 14th, despite this having already occurred in December.

The WHO and Adhanom also repeatedly demanded countries not impose border controls, exacerbating the spread of the disease, while appearing to be more concerned about political correctness and the “stigmatization” of Chinese people.

“In a sane world, instead of leading a global organisation, Tedros and his cronies would be put on trial at the International Criminal Court, tried for his crimes, and if found guilty, should spend the rest of his life in prison,” concludes Martin.

http://revolutionradio.org/2020/04/04/who-director-was-top-member-of-violent-ethiopian-communist-party/

Coronavirus: Gun Sales EXPLODE to 2.5 Million in March, Making Leftist Heads Explode

by Selwyn Duke
TheNewAmerican.com
Thursday, 02 April 2020

It isn’t only toilet paper manufacturers prospering in our virus-scare ravaged economy. Guns are also flying off the shelves as common people’s common sense tells them something PC government won’t: Emergency supplies won’t help you in bad times if bad actors can just steal them from you.

In fact, firearm sales increased 83 percent this March relative to last March, with handgun purchases up 91 percent, rifle sales rising 73 percent, and background checks spiking 94 percent.

In raw numbers, this equates to March 2020 sales of 2,583,328 firearms in total, according to Small Arms Analytics and Forecasting. This includes 1,534,000 handguns and 835,663 rifles, reports the Washington Examiner.

(Presumably, the difference between the firearm total and handgun/rifle total is accounted for by shotguns, though this is unclear.)

https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/politics/item/35324-coronavirus-gun-sales-explode-to-2-5-million-in-march-making-leftist-heads-explode

The Bermuda Triangle of pandemic (E1522)

In this episode of Keiser Report, Max and Stacy look at the Bermuda Triangle of consequences unfolding as the fiat-based system wobbles once again, throwing off the good, the bad and the ugly into a world of topsy-turvy. They discuss the new ‘unobtanium’ of physical gold in a market broken by huge demand for the precious metal amid a world disoriented by pandemic, with the cancelation of commercial flights having broken supply chains across the markets. They also marvel at the data on the ‘mind-blowing deflation’ that has hit the oil market, where some grades of fuel are trading at negative prices. In the second half, Max interviews James Howard Kunstler of kunstler.com about the long emergency happening now. Though Trump wants it to be a “short emergency,” the Covid-19 pandemic has exposed the impossibility of the structure of our economies.

Check Keiser Report website for more: https://www.keiserreport.com/

Podcast: https://soundcloud.com/rttv/sets/keiser-report-new

https://www.rt.com/shows/keiser-report/484687-bermuda-triangle-coronavirus-pandemic/

Identity Politics Lied. New Yorkers Died

How identity politics pseudoscience left New York exposed to the Coronavirus.

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism.

Last year, New York City Health Commissioner Oxiris Barbot was warning that “even brief contact with the police or indirect exposure is associated with lasting harm to people’s physical and mental health”.

“We as a public health department have really been trying to frame criminal justice system involvement as an exposure,” Barbot’s epidemiologist, Kimberly Zweig, claimed.

Zweig had a degree in epidemiology, but her focus was entirely on PTSD and stress. Not on disease.

Why was New York City so badly unprepared for the arrival of the coronavirus? The answer was radical politics. And Barbot and Zweig embodied the public health mismanagement of a radical administration.

https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2020/04/identity-politics-lied-new-yorkers-died-daniel-greenfield/