Hungarian Parliament to vote on bill to define gender as ‘sex at birth,’ ban sex marker changes

Hungary is expected to vote on a bill that would define gender based on one’s biological sex and ban attempts to change an individual’s gender ID marker on official documents.

The bill, which was first introduced in Parliament last month, states that gender will be defined as “biological sex based on primary sex characteristics and chromosomes,” The Guardian reports.

The first draft of the bill says an individual’s sex will be recorded in relevant legal documents “at birth.” While no specific date has been set to vote on the legislation, ongoing discussions in parliamentary committees indicate the government’s willingness to proceed, according to The Independent.

Critics of the legislation are urging the European Union to take action against the Hungarian government, arguing that the law would violate people’s human rights and amounts to discrimination against transgender-identifying individuals.

“We think it’s likely that they don’t plan to go after people who already changed [gender markers], but we just don’t know,” said Tamás Dombos, a board member of the Háttér Society, a Hungarian organization that advocates for the advancement of LGBT issues, The Guardian reports.

Hungarian President Viktor Orban, who has been in power since 2010, has taken the nation in more conservative, Christian and family oriented direction. However, he’s also been criticized for taking the country in what some have called a nationalist direction.

In early 2018, Orban said in an official state of the nation address in Budapest that Christianity was Europe’s “last hope” and he was not prepared to fall in line with the United Nations and European Union’s approach to migration. In that speech, he criticized Western European leaders for paving the way for the advance of Islam.

Hungary’s pro-family policies under Orban have become of a model for other countries looking to incentivize family growth. The country offers loans of up to $35,000 for some couples to help pay for expenses such as a mortgage, as well as several other benefits to married couples with children.

The impetus for the legislation about sex and gender comes as a growing number of Hungarians are resisting the notion of self-determined gender in law and public policy and the medicalization of gender.

 

In the U.K., Trade Minister Liz Truss recently announced that restrictions were coming for experimental practices such as the use of puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and body-altering surgeries performed on youth younger than 18. A case against The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, a pediatric gender clinic in London, is ongoing. The National Health Service is reviewing the rules surrounding when youth are allowed to begin the so-called gender-transition process in addition to a medical review of puberty-blocking drugs.

In the U.S., Idaho Gov. Brad Little signed two bills into law last month that push back against transgender ideology. One law prohibits men who identify as women from participating in women’s-only sports at the collegiate and high school levels. The other law bans alterations of the sex markers on birth records and other official documents so that the state can maintain biologically-based vital statistics.

 

https://www.christianpost.com/news/hungarian-parliament-to-vote-on-bill-to-define-gender-as-sex-at-birth-ban-sex-marker-changes.html

 

 

Chicago: Terrorist preacher blames Jews for coronavirus and warns Muslims to arm themselves against neighbors

One of Chicago’s most notorious anti-Semites has responded to the COVID-19 outbreak in a despicable manner: by blaming Jews and encouraging Muslims to arm themselves against their neighbors.

During a series of alarmist rants on his YouTube channel, Imam Omar Baloch simultaneously declared that the coronavirus may be a Zionist-American plot to throttle the growth of the Chinese economy, a punishment from Allah and the work of shadowy secret societies.

However, Baloch’s most concerning online lecture occurred on March 22, when he suggested that the coronavirus presents a “very good opportunity” for Muslims to “purchase firearms” ahead of confrontations with their Trump-supporting neighbors.

Chicago: Islamic preacher blames Jews for coronavirus and warns Muslims to arm themselves against neighbors

Exodus 7-9

7:1 And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, Behold, I have made thee a god to Pharao, and Aaron thy brother shall be thy prophet.

7:2 And thou shalt say to him all things that I charge thee, and Aaron thy brother shall speak to Pharao, that he should send forth the children of Israel out of his land.

7:3 And I will harden the heart of Pharao, and I will multiply my signs and wonders in the land of Egypt.

7:4 And Pharao will not hearken to you, and I will lay my hand upon Egypt; and will bring out my people the children of Israel with my power out of the land of Egypt with great vengeance.

7:5 And all the Egyptians shall know that I am the Lord, stretching out my hand upon Egypt, and I will bring out the children of Israel out of the midst of them.

7:6 And Moses and Aaron did as the Lord commanded them, so did they.

7:7 And Moses was eighty years old, and Aaron his brother was eighty-three years old, when he spoke to Pharao.

7:8 And the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying,

7:9 Now if Pharao should speak to you, saying, Give us a sign or a wonder, then shalt thou say to thy brother Aaron, Take thy rod and cast it upon the ground before Pharao, and before his servants, and it shall become a serpent.

7:10 And Moses and Aaron went in before Pharao, and [before] his servants, and they did so, as the Lord commanded them; and Aaron cast down his rod before Pharao, and before his servants, and it became a serpent.

7:11 But Pharao called together the wise men of Egypt, and the sorcerers, and the charmers also of the Egyptians did likewise with their sorceries.

7:12 And they cast down each his rod, and they became serpents, but the rod of Aaron swallowed up their rods.

7:13 and the heart of Pharao was hardened, and he hearkened not to them, as the Lord charged them.

7:14 and the Lord said to Moses, The heart of Pharao is made hard, so that he should not let the people go.

7:15 Go to Pharao early in the morning: behold, he goes forth to the water; and thou shalt meet him on the bank of the river, and thou shalt take in thine hand the rod that was turned into a serpent.

7:16 And thou shalt say to him, The Lord God of the Hebrews has sent me to thee, saying, Send my people away, that they may serve me in the wilderness, and, behold, hitherto thou hast not hearkened.

7:17 These things saith the Lord: Hereby shalt thou know that I am the Lord: behold, I strike with the rod that is in my hand on the water which is in the river, and it shall change it into blood.

7:18 And the fish that are in the river shall die, and the river shall stink thereupon, and the Egyptians shall not be able to drink water from the river.

7:19 And the Lord said to Moses, Say to thy brother Aaron, Take thy rod in thy hand, and stretch forth thy hand over the waters of Egypt, and over their rivers, and over their canals, and over their ponds, and over all their standing water, and it shall become blood: and there was blood in all the land of Egypt, both in vessels of wood and of stone.

7:20 and Moses and Aaron did so, as the Lord commanded them; and [Aaron] having lifted up [his hand] with his rod, smote the water in the river before Pharao, and before his servants, and changed all the water in the river into blood.

7:21 And the fish in the river died, and the river stank thereupon; and the Egyptians could not drink water from the river, and the blood was in all the land of Egypt.

7:22 And the charmers also of the Egyptians did so with their sorceries; and the heart of Pharao was hardened, and he did not hearken to them, even as the Lord said.

7:23 And Pharao turned and entered into his house, nor did he fix his attention even on this thing.

7:24 And all the Egyptians dug round about the river, so as to drink water, for they could not drink water from the river.

7:25 and seven days were fulfilled after the Lord has smitten the river.

 

8:1 And the Lord said to Moses, Go in to Pharao, and thou shalt say to him, These things says the Lord: send forth my people, that they may serve me.

8:2 And if thou wilt not send them forth, behold, I afflict all thy borders with frogs:

8:3 and the river shall teem with frogs, and they shall go up and enter into thy houses, and into thy bed-chambers, and upon thy beds, and upon the houses of thy servants, and of thy people and on thy dough, and on thine ovens.

8:4 And upon thee, and upon thy servants, and upon thy people, shall the frogs come up.

8:5 And the Lord said to Moses, Say to Aaron thy brother, Stretch forth with the hand thy rod over the rivers, and over the canals, and over the pools, and bring up the frogs.

8:6 And Aaron stretched forth his hand over the waters of Egypt, and brought up the frogs: and the frog was brought up, and covered the land of Egypt.

8:7 And the charmers of the Egyptians also did likewise with their sorceries, and brought up the frogs on the land of Egypt.

8:8 And Pharao called Moses and Aaron, and said, Pray for me to the Lord, and let him take away the frogs from me and from my people; and I will send them away, and they shall sacrifice to the Lord.

8:9 And Moses said to Pharao, Appoint me [a time] when I shall pray for thee, and for thy servants, and for thy people, to cause the frogs to disappear from thee, and from thy people, and from your houses, only in the river shall they be left behind.

8:10 And he said, On the morrow: he said therefore, As thou has said; that thou mayest know, that there is no other [God] but the Lord.

8:11 And the frogs shall be removed away from thee, and from your houses and from the villages, and from thy servants, and from thy people, only in the river they shall be left.

8:12 And Moses and Aaron went forth from Pharao, and Moses cried to the Lord concerning the restriction of the frogs, as Pharao appointed him.

8:13 And the Lord did as Moses said, and the frogs died out of the houses, and out of the villages, and out of the fields.

8:14 And they gathered them together in heaps, and the land stank.

8:15 And when Pharao saw that there was relief, his heart was hardened, and he did not hearken to them, as the Lord spoke.

8:16 And the Lord said to Moses, Say to Aaron, Stretch forth thy rod with thy hand and smite the dust of the earth; and there shall be lice both upon man, and upon quadrupeds, and in all the land of Egypt.

8:17 So Aaron stretched out his rod with his hand, and smote the dust of the earth; and the lice were on men and on quadrupeds, and in all the dust of the earth there were lice.

8:18 And the charmers also did so with their sorceries, to bring forth the louse, and they could not. And the lice were both on the men and on the quadrupeds.

8:19 So the charmers said to Pharao, This is the finger of God. But the heart of Pharao was hardened, and he hearkened not to them, as the Lord said.

8:20 And the Lord said to Moses, Rise up early in the morning, and stand before Pharao: and behold, he will go forth to the water, and thou shalt say to him, These things says the Lord: Send away my people, that they may serve me in the wilderness.

8:21 And if thou wilt not let my people go, behold, I send upon thee, and upon thy servants, and upon thy people, and upon your houses, the dog-fly; and the houses of the Egyptians shall be filled with the dog-fly, even throughout the land upon which they are.

8:22 and I will distinguish marvelously in that day the land of Gesem, on which my people dwell, in which the dog-fly shall not be: that thou mayest know that I am the Lord the God of all the earth.

8:23 And I will put a difference between my people and thy people, and on the morrow shall this be on the land. And the Lord did thus.

8:24 And the dog-fly came in abundance into the houses of Pharao, and into the houses of his servants, and into all the land of Egypt; and the land was destroyed by the dog-fly.

8:25 And Pharao called Moses and Aaron, saying, Go and sacrifice to the Lord your God in the land.

8:26 And Moses said, It cannot be so, for we shall sacrifice to the Lord our God the abominations of the Egyptians; for if we sacrifice the abominations of the Egyptians before them, we shall be stoned.

8:27 We will go a journey of three days into the wilderness, and we will sacrifice to the Lord our God, as the Lord said to us.

8:28 And Pharao said, I [will] let you go, and do ye sacrifice to your God in the wilderness, but do not go very far away: pray then for me to the Lord.

8:29 And Moses said, I then will go forth from thee and pray to God, and the dog-fly shall depart both from thy servants, and from thy people to-morrow. Do not thou, Pharao, deceive again, so as not to send the people away to do sacrifice to the Lord.

8:30 And Moses went out from Pharao, and prayed to God.

8:31 And the Lord did as Moses said, and removed the dog-fly from Pharao, and from his servants, and from his people, and there was not one left.

8:32 And Pharao hardened his heart, even on this occasion, and he would not send the people away.

 

9:1 And the Lord said to Moses, Go in to Pharao, and thou shalt say to him, These things saith the Lord God of the Hebrews; Send my people away that they may serve me.

9:2 If however thou wilt not send my people away, but yet detainest them:

9:3 behold, the hand of the Lord shall be upon thy cattle in the fields, both on the horses, and on the asses, and on the camels and oxen and sheep, a very great mortality.

9:4 And I will make a marvelous distinction in that time between the cattle of the Egyptians, and the cattle of the children of Israel: nothing shall die of all that is of the children’s of Israel.

9:5 And God fixed a limit, saying, To-morrow the Lord will do this thing on the land.

9:6 And the Lord did this thing on the next day, and all the cattle of the Egyptians died, but of the cattle of the children of Israel there died not one.

9:7 And when Pharao saw, that of all the cattle of the children of Israel there died not one, the heart of Pharao was hardened, and he did not let the people go.

9:8 And the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying, Take you handfuls of ashes of the furnace, and let Moses scatter it toward heaven before Pharao, and before his servants.

9:9 And let it become dust over all the land of Egypt, and there shall be upon men and upon beasts sore blains breaking forth both on men and on beasts, in all the land of Egypt.

9:10 So he took of the ashes of the furnace before Pharao, and Moses scattered it toward heaven, and it became sore blains breaking forth both on men and on beasts.

9:11 And the sorcerers could not stand before Moses because of the sores, for the sores were on the sorcerers, and in all the land of Egypt.

9:12 And the Lord hardened Pharao’s heart, and he hearkened not to them, as the Lord appointed.

9:13 And the Lord said to Moses, Rise up early in the morning, and stand before Pharao; and thou shalt say to him, These things saith the Lord God of the Hebrews, Send away my people that they may serve me.

9:14 For at this present time do I send forth all my plagues into thine heart, and the heart of thy servants and of thy people; that thou mayest know that there is not another such as I in all the earth.

9:15 For now I will stretch forth my hand and smite thee and kill thy people, and thou shalt be consumed from off the earth.

9:16 And for this purpose hast thou been preserved, that I might display in thee my strength, and that my name might be published in all the earth.

9:17 Dost thou then yet exert thyself to hinder my people, so as not to let them go?

9:18 Behold, to-morrow at this hour I will rain a very great hail, such as has not been in Egypt, from the time it was created until this day.

9:19 Now then hasten to gather thy cattle, and all that thou hast in the fields; for all the men and cattle as many as shall be found in the fields, and shall not enter into a house, (but the hail shall fall upon them,) shall die.

9:20 He of the servants of Pharao that feared the word of the Lord, gathered his cattle into the houses.

9:21 And he that did not attend in his mind to the word of the Lord, left the cattle in the fields.

9:22 And the Lord said to Moses, Stretch out thine hand to heaven, and there shall be hail on all the land of Egypt, both on the men and on the cattle, and on all the herbage on the land.

9:23 And Moses stretched forth his hand to heaven, and the Lord sent thunderings and hail; and the fire ran along upon the ground, and the Lord rained hail on all the land of Egypt.

9:24 So there was hail and flaming fire mingled with hail; and the hail was very great, such as was not in Egypt, from the time there was a nation upon it.

9:25 And the hail smote in all the land of Egypt both man and beast, and the hail smote all the grass in the field, and the hail broke in pieces all the trees in the field.

9:26 Only in the land of Gesem where the children of Israel were, the hail was not.

9:27 And Pharao sent and called Moses and Aaron, and said to them, I have sinned this time: the Lord [is] righteous, and I and my people are wicked.

9:28 Pray then for me to the Lord, and let him cause the thunderings of God to cease, and the hail and the fire, and I will send you forth and ye shall remain no longer.

9:29 And Moses said to him, When I shall have departed from the city, I will stretch out my hands to the Lord, and the thunderings shall cease, and the hail and the rain shall be no longer, that thou mayest know that the earth [is] the Lord’s.

9:30 But as for thee and thy servants, I know that ye have not yet feared the Lord.

9:31 And the flax and the barley were smitten, for the barley was advanced, and the flax was seeding.

9:32 But the wheat and the rye were not smitten, for they were late.

9:33 And Moses went forth from Pharao out of the city, and stretched ut his hands to the Lord, and the thunders ceased and the hail, and the rain did not drop on the earth.

9:34 And when Pharao saw that the rain and the hail and the thunders ceased, he continued to sin; and [he] hardened his heart, and the heart of his servants.

9:35 And the heart of Pharao was hardened, and he did not send forth the children of Israel, as the Lord said to Moses.

CBC Intentionally Excludes Crucial Facts About Epoch Times and Our Coverage of Beijing’s Coverup of Virus Outbreak

The Epoch Times recently published a special edition on how Beijing’s coverup of the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan led to the global pandemic with the front-page headline “How the Chinese Communist Party Endangered the World.” It is an eight-page collection of Epoch Times articles distributed to select areas in Canada, as we believe it contains important information for Canadians to have.

On April 29, CBC published an article devoted to this special edition that is deliberately misleading and intentionally excludes crucial information we provided to CBC prior to the publication of the article. The sole purpose seems to be to discredit The Epoch Times and our reporting on the coronavirus.

A copy of our email to the CBC reporter prior to publication is included at the end of this article.

I am heartened to see that most of the comments on the CBC article are critical of it. At the end of this article we include some of the comments.

The headline CBC gave the article seems to speak for all Canadians in saying “‘Racist and inflammatory’: Canadians upset by Epoch Times claim China behind virus, made it as a bioweapon”

https://www.theepochtimes.com/cbc-intentionally-excludes-crucial-facts-about-the-epoch-times-and-our-coverage-of-beijings-coverup-of-the-coronavirus_3331812.html

Exclusive — Federal Health Officials Investigating Wuhan Lab Suspected of Leaking Coronavirus, Taxpayer Grants to Lab

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has informed a company that used a taxpayer grant to provide U.S. tax dollars to the Wuhan lab in China–from which some authorities believe the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic emanated–that the Wuhan lab is formally being investigated by U.S. officials.

A letter from Dr. Michael Lauer, the NIH’s deputy director for extramural research, to Kevin Olival of EcoHealth Alliance and Naomi Schrag of Columbia University, obtained exclusively by Breitbart News, informs them the matter is under investigation.

 

“EcoHealth Alliance, Inc. is the recipient, as grantee, of an NIH grant entitled ‘Understanding the Risk of Bat Coronavirus Emergency,’” Lauer wrote in the letter, dated April 19. “It is our understanding that one of the sub-recipients of the grant funds is the Wuhan Institute of Virology (‘WIV’). It is our understanding that WIV studies the interaction between corona viruses and bats. The scientific community believes that the coronavirus causing COVID-19 jumped from bats to humans likely in Wuhan where the COVID-19 pandemic began. There are now allegations that the current crisis was precipitated by the release from WIV of the coronavirus responsible for COVID-19. Given these concerns, we are pursuing suspension of WIV from participation in Federal programs.”

The letter continues in the next paragraph by further explaining the investigation.

“While we review these allegations during the period of suspension, you are instructed to cease providing any funds from the above noted grant to the WIV,” Lauer continues. “This temporary action is authorized by 45 C.F.R. § 75.371 (d) (‘Initiate suspension or debarment proceedings as authorized under 2 C.F.R. part 180’). The incorporated OMB provision provides that the federal funding agency, through suspension, immediately and temporarily exclude from Federal programs persons who are not presently responsible where ‘immediate action is necessary to protect the public interest.’ 2 C.F.R. § 180.700 (c).”

In the next paragraph, the NIH official confirms this is under investigation formally. “It is in the public interest that NIH ensure that a sub-recipient has taken all appropriate precautions to prevent the release of pathogens that it is studying,” Lauer wrote. “This suspension of the sub-recipient does not affect the remainder of your grant assuming that no grant funds are provided to WIV following receipt of this email during the period of suspension.”

This letter has not been publicly revealed until his report here in Breitbart News. An NIH spokesman told Breitbart News about this letter: “NIH does not discuss details of the decision making process regarding specific grant awards.”

The NIH official did note that the $3.7 million grant in question has been spread over multiple installments for six years, at a wide range of sites worldwide including in China, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Myanmar.This grant in particular, the NIH official said, is a multi-site, multi-country grant to study what allows coronaviruses to evolve and infect humans–what is known as a “spillover event.”

The White House has not immediately replied to a request for comment about this NIH probe of the Wuhan lab, but at Monday’s White House press briefing in the Rose Garden President Trump–in response to a broader question from Breitbart News about China–promised “investigation” into China’s role in the spread of the pandemic soon.

There have been several reports in recent weeks about the prevailing wisdom among U.S. intelligence officials being that the virus emanated from the Wuhan virology lab rather than from a Chinese wet market, the original claim when the pandemic first broke out.

Fox News’s Bret Baier reported earlier in April, for instance:

There is increasing confidence that the COVID-19 outbreak likely originated in a Wuhan laboratory, though not as a bioweapon but as part of China’s attempt to demonstrate that its efforts to identify and combat viruses are equal to or greater than the capabilities of the United States, multiple sources who have been briefed on the details of early actions by China’s government and seen relevant materials tell Fox News. This may be the “costliest government cover-up of all time,” one of the sources said. The sources believe the initial transmission of the virus – a naturally occurring strain that was being studied there – was bat-to-human and that “patient zero” worked at the laboratory, then went into the population in Wuhan. The ‘increasing confidence’ comes from classified and open-source documents and evidence, the sources said. Fox News has requested to see the evidence directly. Sources emphasized — as is often the case with intelligence — that it’s not definitive and should not be characterized as such. Some inside the administration and the intelligence and epidemiological communities are more skeptical, and the investigation is continuing. What all of the sources agree about is the extensive cover-up of data and information about COVID-19 orchestrated by the Chinese government.

The U.K. Daily Mail, too, back in early April, revealed the existence of the U.S. taxpayer funds that found their way to the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

The Chinese laboratory at the center of scrutiny over a potential coronavirus leak has been using U.S. government money to carry out research on bats from the caves which scientists believe are the original source of the deadly outbreak,” the Daily Mail’s Frances Mulraney and Glenn Owen wrote. “The Wuhan Institute of Virology undertook coronavirus experiments on mammals captured more than 1,000 miles away in Yunnan which were funded by a $3.7 million grant from the US government. Sequencing of the COVID-19 genome has traced it back to bats found in Yunnan caves but it was first thought to have transferred to humans at an animal market in Wuhan. The revelation that the Wuhan Institute was experimenting on bats from the area already known to be the source of COVID-19 – and doing so with American money – has sparked further fears that the lab, and not the market, is the original outbreak source.

For that story in the Daily Mail, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) weighed in saying that he was appalled that U.S. taxpayer dollars went to such a thing as this. Gaetz said:

I’m disgusted to learn that for years the US government has been funding dangerous and cruel animal experiments at the Wuhan Institute, which may have contributed to the global spread of coronavirus, and research at other labs in China that have virtually no oversight from US authorities.

The grant that the Daily Mail story uncovered is a $3.7 million grant issued to EcoHealth Alliance Inc. via HHS, specifically from the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). Dr. Anthony Fauci, who has gained enormous fame during the coronavirus crisis at President Donald Trump’s side, has been the director of NIAID since 1984. As this letter from Dr. Lauer at NIH as well as a piece in Snopes revealed, not all of the $3.7 million grant—which began in 2014 during former President Barack Obama’s administration and continued until 2019 during President Trump’s administration—went to the Wuhan lab but some of EcoHealth’s grant did end up in the hands of researchers digging into bat coronaviruses in Wuhan, China.

 

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/04/27/exclusive-federal-health-officials-investigating-wuhan-lab-suspected-of-leaking-coronavirus-taxpayer-grants-to-lab/

Covid-19: Not Nearly As Dangerous As You Think

There is no “urgent crisis” due to Covid-19 that requires a lock-down of citizens. That conclusion is based on the following:

* The probability of dying from the virus in the US is very low: 1.5 out of 10,000.

* The death rate attributed to Covid-19 in the US, which has placed increasing restrictions on people, is about the same as the death rate in Sweden, 2.0 out of 10,000, which has placed very limited restrictions on people.

Read below for objective details that lead to that conclusion:

Sources of Data: I used the most recent data for Covid-19 from the four websites below on 4/24/20.

[1] The Johns Hopkins’ website (for deaths by country…other than in the US).

[2] Worldometers (for deaths in the US).

[3] CDC (for deaths by age).

[4] Wikipedia (for population): The US has a population of 329,064,917, and Sweden has a population of 10,036,379.

Probability of Dying from Covid-19 in the U.S.

The number of deaths from the virus in the US is 50,988. The probability of dying from the virus in the U.S., therefore, is equal to the number of deaths divided by the U.S. population: 50,988/329,064,917 = 0.00015 = 0.015% = 1.5 chances out of 10,000 — a very, very low probability.

For comparison, 61,099 Americans died of the ordinary flu two seasons ago. That means that the chance of dying from the ordinary flu was 1.9 out of 10,000, which is higher than the Covid-19 death rate.

Furthermore, when you take into account that most of the deaths from Covid-19 were of older people with underlying medical issues, the chance of younger (under 55), healthy individuals dying from the virus is much, much lower — probably 1.5 chances out of 100,000.

Probability of Dying from Covid-19 in Sweden.

Sweden has had 2,152 deaths out of a population of 10.12 million, so the probability of dying from the virus in Sweden is about 0.02% = 2 chances out of 10,000;  very low and not much different than the US death rate.

Conclusions:

* If you’re over 55 or have serious health issues, there is a greater risk of dying from Covid-19 (or any flu) than if you’re under 55 and are in generally good health. So the prudent thing for older people or people with underlying health conditions to do is follow the CDC guidelines carefully and stay away from crowds.

* Everyone else should just chill-out and go back to work.

After receiving his Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence at M.I.T., Doctor Shillman founded Cognex Corporation, currently the world’s leading provider of machine vision systems, computers that can “see,” that are used in factories around the world to guide the manufacturing and distribution of products ranging from potato chips to computer chips. 

 

https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2020/04/covid-19-not-nearly-dangerous-you-think-robert-j-shillman-phd/

Exodus 4, 5 and 6

4:1 And Moses answered and said, If they believe me not, and do not hearken to my voice (for they will say, God has not appeared to thee), what shall I say to them?

4:2 And the Lord said to him, What is this thing that is in thine hand? and he said, A rod.

4:3 And he said, Cast it on the ground: and he cast it on the ground, and it became a serpent, and Moses fled from it.

4:4 And the Lord said to Moses, Stretch forth thine hand, and take hold of its tail: so he stretched forth his hand and took hold of the tail,

4:5 and it became a rod in his hand,– that they may believe thee, that the God of thy fathers has appeared to thee, the God of Abraam, and God of Isaac, and God of Jacob.

4:6 And the Lord said again to him, Put thine hand into thy bosom; and he put his hand into his bosom, and brought his hand out of his bosom, and his hand became as snow.

4:7 And he said again, Put thy hand into thy bosom; and he put his hand into his bosom, and brought his hand out of his bosom, and it was again restored to the complexion of his [other] flesh.

4:8 And if they will not believe thee, nor hearken to the voice of the first sign, they will believe thee [because] of the voice of the second sign.

4:9 And it shall come o pass if they will not believe thee for these two signs, and will not hearken to thy voice, that thou shalt take of the water of the river and pour it upon the dry land, and the water which thou shalt take from the river shall be blood upon the dry land.

4:10 And Moses said to the Lord, I pray, Lord, I have not been sufficient in former times, neither from the time that thou hast begun to speak to thy servant: I am weak in speech, and slow-tongued.

4:11 And the Lord said to Moses, Who has given a mouth to man, and who has made the very hard of hearing, and the deaf, the seeing and the blind? have not I, God?

4:12 And now go and I will open thy mouth, and will instruct thee in what thou shalt say.

4:13 And Moses said, I pray thee, Lord, appoint another able [person] whom thou shalt send.

4:14 And the Lord was greatly angered against Moses, and said, Lo! is not Aaron the Levite thy brother? I know that he will surely speak to thee; and, behold, he will come forth to meet thee, and beholding thee he will rejoice within himself.

4:15 And thou shalt speak to him; and thou shalt put my words into his mouth, and I will open thy mouth and his mouth, and I will instruct you in what ye shall do.

4:16 And he shall speak for thee to the people, and he shall be thy mouth, and thou shalt be for him in things pertaining to God.

4:17 And this rod that was turned into a serpent thou shalt take in thine hand, wherewith thou shalt work miracles.

4:18 And Moses went and returned to Jothor his father-in-law, and says, I will go and return to my brethren in Egypt, and will see if they are yet living. And Jothor said to Moses, Go in health. And in those days after some time, the king of Egypt died.

4:19 And the Lord said to Moses in Madiam, Go, depart into Egypt, for all that sought thy life are dead.

4:20 And Moses took his wife and his children, and mounted them on the beasts, and returned to Egypt; and Moses took the rod [which he had] from God in his hand.

4:21 And the Lord said to Moses, When thou goest and returnest to Egypt, see– all the miracles I have charged thee with, thou shalt work before Pharao: and I will harden his heart, and he shall certainly not send away the people.

4:22 And thou shalt say to Pharao, These things saith the Lord, Israel [is] my first-born.

4:23 And I said to thee, Send away my people, that they may serve me: now if thou wilt not send them away, see, I will slay thy first-born son.

4:24 And it came to pass [that] the angel of the Lord met him by the way in the inn, and sought to slay him.

4:25 and Sepphora having taken a stone cut off the foreskin of her son, and fell at his feet and said, The blood of the circumcision of my son is staunched:

4:26 and he departed from him, because she said, The blood of the circumcision of my son is staunched.

4:27 And the Lord said to Aaron, Go into the wilderness to meet Moses; and he went and met him in the mount of God, and they kissed each other.

4:28 And Moses reported to Aaron all the words of the Lord, which he sent, and all the things which he charged him.

4:29 And Moses and Aaron went and gathered the elders of the children of Israel.

4:30 And Aaron spoke all these words, which God spoke to Moses, and wrought the miracles before the people.

4:31 and the people believed and rejoiced, because God visited the children of Israel, and because he saw their affliction: and the people bowed and worshiped.

 

5:1 And after this went in Moses and Aaron to Pharao, and they said to him, These things says the Lord God of Israel, Send my people away, that they may keep a feast to me in the wilderness.

5:2 And Pharao said, Who is he that I should hearken to his voice, so that I should send away the children of Israel? I do not know the Lord, and I will not let Israel go.

5:3 And they say to him, The God of the Hebrews has called us to him: we will go therefore a three days’ journey into the wilderness, that we may sacrifice to the Lord our God, lest at any time death or slaughter happen to us.

5:4 And the king of Egypt said to them, Why do ye, Moses and Aaron, turn the people from their works? depart each of you to your works.

5:5 And Pharao said, Behold now, the people is very numerous; let us not then give them rest from their work.

5:6 And Pharao gave orders to the task-masters of the people and the accountants, saying,

5:7 Ye shall no longer give straw to the people for brick-making as yesterday and the third day; but let them go themselves, and collect straw for themselves.

5:8 And thou shalt impose on them daily the rate of brick-making which they perform: thou shalt not abate anything, for they are idle; therefore have they cried, saying, Let us arise and do sacrifice to our God.

5:9 Let the works of these men be made grievous, and let them care for these things, and not care for vain words.

5:10 And the taskmasters and the accountants hastened them, and they spoke to the people, saying, thus says Pharao, I [will] give you straw no longer.

5:11 Go ye, yourselves, get for yourselves straw whencesoever ye can find it, for nothing is diminished from your rate.

5:12 So the people were dispersed in all the land of Egypt, to gather stubble for straw.

5:13 and the taskmasters hastened them, saying, Fulfil your regular daily tasks, even as when straw was given you.

5:14 And the accountants of the race of the children of Israel, who were set over them by the masters of Pharao, were scourged, [[and questioned,]] [men] saying, Why have ye not fulfilled your rates of brick-work as yesterday and the third day, to-day also?

5:15 And the accountants of the children of Israel went in and cried to Pharao, saying, Why dost thou act thus to thy servants?

5:16 Straw is not given to thy servants, and they tell us to make brick; and behold thy servants have been scourged: thou wilt therefore injure thy people.

5:17 And he said to them, Ye are idle, ye are idlers: therefore ye say, Let us go [and] do sacrifice to our God.

5:18 Now then go and work, for straw shall not be given to you, yet ye shall return the rate of bricks.

5:19 And the accountants of the children of Israel saw themselves in an evil light, [men] saying, Ye shall not fail to deliver the daily rate of the brick-making.

5:20 And they met Moses and Aaron coming forth to meet them, as they came forth from Pharao.

5:21 And they said to them, The Lord look upon you and judge you, for ye have made our savour abominable before Pharao, and before his servants, to put a sword into his hands to slay us.

5:22 And Moses turned to the Lord, and said, I pray, Lord, why hast thou afflicted this people? and wherefore hast thou sent me?

5:23 For from the time that I went to Pharao to speak in thy name, he has afflicted this people, and thou hast not delivered thy people.

 

6:1 And the Lord said to Moses, Now thou shalt see what I will do to Pharao; for he shall send them forth with a mighty hand, and with a high arm shall he cast them out of his land.

6:2 And God spoke to Moses and said to him, I [am] the Lord.

6:3 And I appeared to Abraam and Isaac and Jacob, being their God, but I did not manifest to them my name Lord.

6:4 And I established my covenant with them, to give them the land of the Chananites, the land wherein they sojourned, in which also they dwelt as strangers.

6:5 And I hearkened to the groaning of the children of Israel (the affliction with which the Egyptians enslave them) and I remembered the covenant with you.

6:6 Go, speak to the children of Israel, saying, I [am] the Lord; and I will lead you forth from the tyranny of the Egyptians, and I will deliver you from bondage, and I will ransom you with a high arm, and great judgment.

6:7 And I will take you to me a people for myself, and will be your God; and ye shall know that I am the Lord your God, who brought you out from the tyranny of the Egyptians.

6:8 And I will bring you into the land concerning which I stretched out my hand to give it to Abraam and Isaac and Jacob, and I will give it you for an inheritance: I [am] the Lord.

6:9 And Moses spoke thus to the sons of Israel, and they hearkened not to Moses for faint-heartedness, and for their hard tasks.

6:10 And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying,

6:11 Go in, speak to Pharao king of Egypt, that he send forth the children of Israel out of his land.

6:12 And Moses spoke before the Lord, saying, Behold, the children of Israel hearkened not to me, and how shall Pharao hearken to me? and I am not eloquent.

6:13 And the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron, and gave them a charge to Pharao king of Egypt, that he should send forth the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt.

6:14 And these are the heads of the houses of their families: the sons of Ruben the first-born of Israel; Enoch and Phallus, Asron, and Charmi, this is the kindred of Ruben.

6:15 And the sons of Symeon, Jemuel and Jamin, and Aod, and Jachin and Saar, and Saul the son of a Phoenician woman, these are the families of the sons of Symeon.

6:16 And these are the names of the sons of Levi according to their kindreds, Gedson, Caath, and Merari; and the years of the life of Levi were a hundred and thirty-seven.

6:17 And these are the sons of Gedson, Lobeni and Semei, the houses of their family. And the sons of Caath,

6:18 Ambram and Issaar, Chebron, and Oziel; and the years of the life of Caath were a hundred and thirty-three years.

6:19 And the sons of Merari, Mooli, and Omusi, these are the houses of the families of Levi, according to their kindreds.

6:20 And Ambram took to wife Jochabed the daughter of his father’s brother, and she bore to him both Aaron and Moses, and Mariam their sister: and the years of the life of Ambram were a hundred and thirty-two years.

6:21 And the sons of Issaar, Core, and Naphec, and Zechri.

6:22 And the sons of Oziel, Misael, and Elisaphan, and Segri.

6:23 And Aaron took to himself to wife Elisabeth daughter of Aminadab sister of Naasson, and she bore to him both Nadab and Abiud, and Eleazar and Ithamar.

6:24 And the sons of Core, Asir, and Elkana, and Abiasar, these are the generations of Core.

6:25 And Eleazar the son of Aaron took to himself for a wife [one] of the daughters of Phutiel, and she bore to him Phinees. These are the heads of the family of the Leites, according to their generations.

6:26 This is Aaron and Moses, whom God told to bring out the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt with their forces.

6:27 These are they that spoke with Pharao king of Egypt, and Aaron himself and Moses brought out the children of Israel from the land of Egypt,

6:28 in the day in which the Lord spoke to Moses in the land of Egypt;

6:29 then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, I am the Lord: speak to Pharao king of Egypt whatsoever I say to thee.

6:30 And Moses said before the Lord, Behold, I am not able in speech, and how shall Pharao hearken to me?

NYC: De Blasio threatened to close churches and synagogues permanently, but gives Muslims 500,000 meals for Ramadan

“NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio threatened to permanently close churches, but he’s giving Muslims half a million meals for Ramadan,” by Phil Shiver, The Blaze, April 24, 2020:

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday that the city will take steps to provide for its Muslim community amid the coronavirus by distributing “over half a million meals” during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

The 500,000 Halal meals will be distributed at 32 Department of Education buildings and other community organizations during Ramadan, Bloomberg News reported. Ramadan began Thursday evening and will end the evening of May 23.

“One of Ramadan’s most noble callings is to feed the hungry,” de Blasio said Thursday during a press briefing. “To remember to be there for those in need. And that is now harder than ever now that people can’t go to their mosques.”

“We all wish that the celebrations of Easter and Passover could have been so different,” de Blasio said during the briefing.

However, many Christian and Jewish New Yorkers may find that statement unsettling, given the mayor’s harsh warning for the faithful from those religions at the start of the COVID-19 outbreak in the city.

You may remember that de Blasio threatened to permanently close churches and synagogues that dared gather together in violation of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s shelter-in-place order….

The Cold War Era Racist origins of “Whataboutism” By King Sigma ©

The Cold War Era Racist origins of “Whataboutism” By King Sigma ©

Exposing Corruption Under Every Rock

“Science is simply common sense at its best; that is, rigidly accurate in observation, and merciless to fallacy in logic.” ~ Thomas Henry Huxley

As knowledge of Black male commoners daring to present a counter argument to centuries old anti- Black male rhetoric, policy, and stereotyping spreads across cyberspace; more of those who frown upon such entrants into the marketplace of ideas – will use whatever tactic possible to silence these men. For me, the who is not as important as the what, as in what old or new arguments are being presented. As I pointed out in my first two part Op-Ed on SlayingEvil.com, The Stono Roots of Silencing Anti- Black Misandry Voices on the Internet (16 March 2020) – censoring Black men’s ability to speak out is an old ploy of Western Black misandry.

As of late, would be censors of the Black common man are slinging around…

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