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Leaders Cannot Lead Without Earning Trust
Harold Hutchison  
Israeli scientists: 'In a few weeks, 
we will have coronavirus vaccine'
{ } ~ Israeli scientists are on the cusp of developing the first vaccine against the novel coronavirus... according to Science and Technology Minister Ofir Akunis. If all goes as planned, the vaccine could be ready within a few weeks and available in 90 days, according to a release. “Congratulations to MIGAL [The Galilee Research Institute] on this exciting breakthrough,” Akunis said. “I am confident there will be further rapid progress, enabling us to provide a needed response to the grave global COVID-19 threat,” Akunis said, referring to the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.  For the past four years, a team of MIGAL scientists has been developing a vaccine against infectious bronchitis virus (IBV), which causes a bronchial disease affecting poultry. The effectiveness of the vaccine has been proven in preclinical trials carried out at the Veterinary Institute. MIGAL is located in the Galilee. “Our basic concept was to develop the technology and not specifically a vaccine for this kind or that kind of virus,” said Dr. Chen Katz, MIGAL’s biotechnology group leader. “The scientific framework for the vaccine is based on a new protein expression vector, which forms and secretes a chimeric soluble protein that delivers the viral antigen into mucosal tissues by self-activated endocytosis, causing the body to form antibodies against the virus.  Endocytosis is a cellular process in which substances are brought into a cell by surrounding the material with cell membrane, forming a vesicle containing the ingested material. In preclinical trials, the team demonstrated that the oral vaccination induces high levels of specific anti-IBV antibodies, Katz said. “Let’s call it pure luck,” he said. “We decided to choose coronavirus as a model for our system just as a proof of concept for our technology.” But after scientists sequenced the DNA of the novel coronavirus causing the current worldwide outbreak, the MIGAL researchers examined it and found that the poultry coronavirus has high genetic similarity to the human one, and that it uses the same infection mechanism, which increases the likelihood of achieving an effective human vaccine in a very short period of time, Katz said. “All we need to do is adjust the system to the new sequence,” he said. “We are in the middle of this process, and hopefully in a few weeks we will have the vaccine in our hands. Yes, in a few weeks, if it all works, we would have a vaccine to prevent coronavirus.”...
What’s in Democrats’ Coronavirus
Containment Plan – Besides Open Borders?
By Craig Bannister
{ } ~ Besides attacking anything President Donald Trump does to protect the U.S. from the coronavirus, what, exactly, are Democrats proposing to do about it... conservative commentator Mark Levin asked Thursday. Levin listed several things Democrats advocate that would actually threaten to make Americans more, not less, vulnerable to the coronavirus threat, such as open borders and financially devastating companies that provide and develop cures for disease: “I’m waiting for the scumbag-Schumer-liar-Pelosi-commie-Sanders-loose lips liar-Biden- socialist-Buttigieg-dinky/liar-Warren-Klobuchar-Steyer coronavirus plan. Open borders? Eliminate ICE? No vetting? Sanctuary cities? Nationalize the greatest health care system?  Massive taxes on pharmaceutical companies and R&D?”“All they know is to attack, blame, and politicize. Like their media propagandists,” Levin tweeted. What’s their containment plan? What’s their vaccination development plan? Meanwhile, all they know is to attack, blame, and politicize.  Like their media propagandists.” On Thursday, House Speaker Rep. liar-Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) issued a statement calling steps to contain and combat the virus announced by Pres. Trump  “opaque and chaotic” – but, her statement failed to suggest alternatives.   

We’re Not Actually Free ‘If Our Homes 
and Savings Can be Taken’
By Craig Bannister
{ } ~ Capitalism is freedom, and Americans should celebrate it, instead of apologizing for it, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Wednesday... Many American, even some conservatives, are ashamed of capitalism – but, when they should be singing its praises because of the prosperity and progress it provides, Haley said in a speech at the Hudson Institute in Washington, D.C.: “This country has lifted up more people, unlocked more progress and unleashed more prosperity than any other country in history. This is America. And, the American system is capitalism. “Many people avoid saying that word, including some conservatives and business leaders. Some think it’s a politically-incorrect word. “But, we shouldn’t be ashamed of capitalism - it’s another word for freedom. And, it springs from America’s most cherished ideals.” “What good are our rights, if our homes and savings can be taken? Are we really free if we own nothing and the government owns everything?” Haley asked, noting that the nation’s founders understood that economic freedom, just like freedom of speech and freedom of religion, is an essential human right: “We all know the most famous phrases from the Declaration of Independence: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident,’ ‘We are endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights.’ But, while we know these words, we often forget their meaning. Yes, they mean freedom of speech, freedom of religion and other fundamental rights - but, the Founders knew that economic freedom was also essential.” “What good are our rights, if our homes and savings can be taken? Are we really free if we own nothing and the government owns everything? Of course, not. “So, while the Founders never used the word, they gave us capitalism in all, but the name.” “Everywhere capitalism takes root, people do better. We should celebrate this, not apologize for it,” Haley said, explaining how its adoption has lifted much of the world out of extreme poverty: “But, it’s not just us. Capitalism has transformed the world. Two hundred years ago, 94 percent of the world lived in extreme poverty. Today, it’s ten percent. Much of this drop happened in the last 40 years. After Soviet communism collapsed in Russia and Eastern Europe, and after communist China adopted sweeping market reforms.”  
Criminal Referrals Against 
Mueller Collaborators Are Coming
By Carmine Sabia 
{ } ~ The house of cards is starting to crumble around those involved in the Russia investigation spearheaded by former Special Counsel Robert Mueller... Republican Rep. Devin Nunes of California, the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, said in a podcast that aired Tuesday that criminal referrals could be coming for some of those on Mueller’s team. Nunes and other House Republicans believe that some of the investigators may have misled Congress and the courts during the investigation. “We’re now going through these FBI interview memos, and we’re going to be making criminal referrals on the Mueller dossier team, the people that put this Mueller report together,” Nunes told Just The News on its John Solomon Reports podcast. According to Just the News, Nunes was reacting to a story published by the outlet that revealed that an FBI “302” memo had shown former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos had tried to help — not hinder — investigators’ attempts to locate a witness named Joseph Mifsud. Prosecutors had portrayed Papadopoulos as attempting to obstruct the investigation. Nunes said that the new memos from the FBI show “our first evidence of the Mueller team lying to the court. Its a lie. It’s a total lie.” “I always assumed that Papadopoulos probably was helpful. I mean, he’s kind of alluded to that, that he offered to be helpful, but we had never seen the actual 302s,” he said. The Russia investigation was a witch hunt from the day it began — an investigation in search of a crime. Democrats have been working hard to sell their Russia conspiracy theory from the day the president was elected. We have ample evidence that at least two members of Mueller’s team, Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, were terrified at the idea of Trump becoming president. There are text messages that show that they spoke about having an “insurance policy,” which many believe was the Russia collusion accusations...
Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh Sentenced 
to Three Years in Federal Prison 
for Corruption and Fraud
by sundance
{ } ~ Political leaders, specifically mayors in Baltimore Maryland, are predisposed toward corrupt behavior. Remember Sheila Dixon in ’08, or Stephanie Rawlings Blake in ’15… It’s a perpetual cycle. I digress… Into the corrupt landscape comes Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh, who was arrested in 2019 for taking bribes and payoffs through a pay-to-play bribery scandal for books she “authored” called “Healthy Holly”.   Want a city contract?…. buy her books, easy peasy. Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh, who held elected offices in Baltimore for two decades and was elevated by voters to lead the city following the upheaval of 2015, was sentenced to three years in federal prison Thursday for a fraud scheme involving a children’s book series. Pugh, 69, asked U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow for mercy and apologized in court “to anyone I have offended or hurt through my actions.” […] In handing down the prison sentence, which was to be followed by three years of probation, Chasanow called Pugh’s crime “astounding.”...
NJ City Approves Public Broadcast 
of Muslim Call to Prayer — Should It?
By Shireen Qudosi
{ } ~ The City Council of Paterson, New Jersey has approved an ordinance that allows local mosques to publicly broadcast the Muslim call to prayer... The ordinance specifically allows for the Muslim call to prayer (the azan or adhan), church bells, and “other reasonable means of announcing religious meetings between the hours of 6 a.m. – 10 p.m. for duration not to exceed five minutes.” The ordinance will be subjected to two public hearings before becoming law. As a Muslim, I think the Muslim call to prayer can sound quite beautiful. I also live by a church and enjoy hearing the church bells everyday at noon. However, there are four key issues that stand out for me on a public Muslim call to prayer: As much as I’m comfortable with the Muslim call to prayer, do I want to hear this broadcast in public, five times a day, beginning at the crack of dawn and hearing a version that I have no control over? No. Do parents with young children, trying to keep them asleep for as long as possible, want to hear a crack-of-dawn broadcast? No. Does the increasing number of individuals who work remotely from their homes want to have their work day forcefully interrupted with amplified, scheduled intermissions echoing a call to prayer that can last a few minutes? No. In the age of trigger awareness and sensory issues, it’s tone deaf to not realize that some people will be triggered by the more aggressive call to prayer, while others dealing with sensory issues like discomfort from loud noises, will struggle to be in high stimulus environments with calls blasted over a loudspeaker. It’s ordinances like the Muslim call to prayer of Paterson New Jersey that sound very inclusive on the surface level, but there is a layer cake of issues we’re dealing with, not least of all is the motivation for the ordinance... Why is this happening in America?  
Leaders Cannot Lead Without Earning Trust
Harold Hutchison:  If conservatives and Republicans in the establishment wing — particularly those who are “Never Trumpers” — ever want to understand why nobody listens to them, it really comes down to a single word: Trust. Loyalty, like civility, is a two-way street. In order to have any sort of claim on it, you need to give it.

Leftists who falsely accuse grassroots Patriots of racism, sexism, Islamophobia, being okay with “kids eating crap,” or any host of other dreadful things have long ago forfeited any right to complain about return fire from the Right. For far too long, leftists used those cries to silence criticism. For far too long, so-called “leaders” of the Republican Party failed to defend themselves and the grassroots Patriots who backed them.

Let’s assume that you’re called a child-killing domestic terrorist by some Mike Bloomberg stooge because you oppose an onerous slate of anti-Second Amendment legislation, like that pushed by Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam. Who would you trust to call out that Bloomberg stooge’s lies? Would you count on Fox News commentator Tomi Lahren or would you trust CNN’s Trump-skeptic Amanda Carpenter?

We can’t speak for anyone else, but we’d trust Lahren to have our backs much more readily than Carpenter. Not that we don’t believe that Amanda is a conservative, but Tomi has shown the necessary fight.

In a similar vein, let’s assume that for opposing reparations, you are attacked with phony claims similar to those tossed at rino-John McCain in the 2008 campaign. Who comes to your mind as someone who will defend you (and others) against that defamation? PragerU’s Candace Owens or New York Daily News editorialist Robert A. George?

Once again, we mean no disrespect to Robert, but, in recent months and years, Candace has proven that she will have our backs. Robert is conservative, but he seems to embrace the political doctrine of Republican unilateral political disarmament.

Similarly, if there were claims from the likes of Elizabeth dinky/liar-Warren that those opposing new campaign-finance laws on First Amendment grounds were actually pro-corruption, who do you think would be more likely to call out Warren? The Dispatch’s David French or Townhall’s Kurt Schlichter? Most would count on Schlichter to have our backs, despite the yeoman’s work French did exposing the abuses of the “John Doe” laws in Wisconsin in the pages of National Review, his former employer.

It’s not just defending Patriots working at the grassroots level, it’s also about being willing to defend themselves. Paul Ryan is a brilliant economic conservative. He was widely seen as a great hope when he was picked as rino-Mitt Romney’s running mate. He was arguably the politician with some of the best ideas on how to help Social Security and Medicare to keep functioning through the 21st century without bankrupting the country.

Many Patriots defended Ryan’s budgets and plans for entitlement reform, but Ryan seemed unable to defend those who defended him. Worse, when smeared as someone who would push grandma over a cliff, he couldn’t even muster the will to defend himself. At that point, many Patriots understandably questioned whether he was capable of sticking up for them.

The same thing happened when George W. Bush failed to defend himself against clearly phony charges of lying about the justification for Operation Iraqi Freedom. Many Patriots did step up, defending the operation and supporting the mission, but were then left hanging out to dry.

So, when more establishment conservatives are asking why Lahren, Owens, and Schlichter have such a following among Patriots, they need to look in the mirror. Just having a good policy agenda is no longer enough; those who seek to lead conservatives have to earn their trust.

Tomi, Candace, and Kurt have earned trust by fighting leftists. They have stuck up for Patriots at the grassroots. If establishment-types did the same, they might win back some of the trust that they lost over the years.   

~The Patriot Post 

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  • Bonnie

    I agree 110%!


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