Wednesday, April 8, 2020

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Shoplifting of Food Becomes Widespread as Average Italians Run Out of Cash

from Russia Insider:

Due to the situation with coronavirus in Italy, economic problems are intensified. This was stated by the Italian version of the Huffington Post.

Increasing numbers of distressed Italians are faced by worsening financial problems due to quarantine; now many of them are running out of money. In particular, we are talking about those who have a job, but they were left without help from the Salary Payment Guarantee Fund. This also applies to those who have lost their jobs and are forced to work illegally in order to somehow make ends meet.

U.S. Coronavirus Hospitalizations Lower than Predicted: NY Marks 75% Drop

by Edwin Moira, Breitbart:

The number of people hospitalized across the United States as a result of the novel coronavirus illness (COVID-19) is reportedly only a fraction of what some health experts projected a few days ago.

On Monday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo told reporters that in his state alone, the epicenter of the viral outbreak in the United States, new coronavirus hospitalizations dropped by about 75 percent, from 1,427 four days ago to 358 on Sunday.

Draconian Lockdown Powers: It’s a Slippery Slope from Handwashing to House Arrest

by John W. Whitehead, Rutherford Institute:

“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms — to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”—Viktor Frankl

We still have choices.

Just because we’re fighting an unseen enemy in the form of a virus doesn’t mean we have to relinquish every shred of our humanity, our common sense, or our freedoms to a nanny state that thinks it can do a better job of keeping us safe.

Whatever we give up willingly now—whether it’s basic human decency, the ability to manage our private affairs, the right to have a say in how the government navigates this crisis, or the few rights still left to us that haven’t been disemboweled in recent years by a power-hungry police state—we won’t get back so easily once this crisis is past.

ALMOST HALF OF SMALL BUSINESS WILL CLOSE IF THEY CANNOT REOPEN SOON

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by Mac Slavo, SHTF Plan:

In a new survey of small business owners, almost half (43%) say their livelihood is on the line and they are going to be forced to close permanently if they cannot resume normal activities soon. One in 10 (11%) are less than one month away from permanently going out of business thanks to the government’s response to the coronavirus outbreak.

The Government Wants to Decide What Items Are Essential Purchases and What Things You’re Not Allowed to Buy

by Daisy Luther, The Organic Prepper:

Living under lockdown restrictions, prevalent in nearly every state, is about to get a whole lot worse. The government in the United States and Canada has decided to take away the guesswork in the stores that are still open and decide for you what’s “essential” and what’s not.

When I have gone to the store to pick up groceries (I’m still getting fresh produce while I can), I also like to pick up a couple of things that are pleasant diversions: magazines, a crossword puzzle book, coloring pencils, some craft supplies. It’s nice to have some things that are enjoyable on hand to keep lockdown from feeling so grim and torturous. If the store is already open, getting a sunny yellow pillow for the living room is a pick-me-up, not a frivolous jaunt to a place I wasn’t already going. When we had a birthday in the family, we even picked up a few small gifts on our regular trip to the grocery store to provide a sense of normalcy.

WATCH: Unstable Trooper Loses His Mind When He’s Called Out for Bad Driving

by Matt Agorist, The Free Thought Project:

Maryland — All too often, police officers — using their badges as excuses — break the same laws they are tasked with enforcing. This is especially true when it comes to speeding as everyone reading this has likely experienced a police officer blow by them with no lights on travelling down the highway. A vigilant citizen decided to call a Maryland state trooper out for driving erratically this month and the results were both hilarious and shocking.

Why Are So Many People That Have “Recovered” From The Coronavirus Testing Positive Again?

by Michael Snyder, End Of The American Dream:

The mysteries surrounding this COVID-19 pandemic just keep getting deeper and deeper.  When you catch a virus, you are not supposed to test positive, fully recover and test negative, and then some time later start testing positive again.  But this is actually happening in an alarming number of cases, and scientists are absolutely baffled by this.  The information that I am about to share with you is quite disturbing, and hopefully scientists will eventually be able to explain to us precisely why this is taking place.

Eyes Wide Open: Will the ‘Masters of the Universe’ Notice No One Takes Them Seriously Anymore?

by Alastair Crooke, Strategic Culture:

The intrusion of some wholly extraneous event – like a pandemic – into any given status quo doesn’t necessarily break it, in and of itself. But it exposes cruelly the shortcomings and workings of the existing status quo. It shows them, as not just stark naked, but also with its dark backstage of barely legal, dole-outs to business, and Wall Street friends, suddenly spotlighted.

Fyodor Dostoevsky sets out in The Brothers Karamazov an allegory that can be applied to our times, but was set in Seville, in the most terrible time of the Inquisition, when fires were lighted every day to the glory of God (rather than today’s ‘glory to Mammon’), and in that splendid auto da fé, when wicked ‘heretics’ were burnt alive. It was published in 1880.

You Can’t Print Nurses

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by Karl Denninger, Market Ticker:

It’s starting….

Reports that the night shift in a fairly large hospital in Detroit were told to leave — that’s right — no nurses.

Why?

Because you can’t print nurses and there is no right to health care.

Got that through your head, SJW types?

There is no right to health care.