Bullet Points Saturday, July 11, 2020

Did you miss much in the news this past week? There were so many things going on I bet you missed one or two, or three! Never fear — TruthNewsNetwork is vigilant 24/7 just to make sure you get all the stuff you should. Here’s how our Bullet Points work: read a line or two of each. When you see one that makes you hungry for details, click on the little blue arrow to go straight to a complete story. We make it easy for you!

Bullet Points

  • Texas was one of the last southern states to deal with sudden spikes in COVID-19 cases and deaths. With the release from lockdown, apparently the virus decided it was time to get the party started. COVID-19 cases and even deaths are reach dramatic new record heights. Gov. Abbot says if things don’t change, Texans may see another lockdown. For more details, click on this link:
  • Texas does not have an exclusive on sudden COVID-19 new infections or deaths. Arizona’s have spiked quickly. In fact, COVID-19 related deaths have climbing rapidly at a pace that is overwhelming Phoenix medical examiners. In fact, the governor stated several coroners are contemplating using refrigerator trucks to handle the overflow of deaths. For more details, click on this link:
  • Apparently COVID-19 is flooding the prison population in California. San Quentin reports one-third of its prisoners have tested positive. To try and stem the tide of infections, California announced the release of 8000 prisoners during the summer. For more details, click on this link:
  • Believe it or not a Minnesota woman hospitalized with COVID-19 gave birth to a healthy baby girl while unconscious and on a ventilator. Her husband is now fighting to keep her alive. To live she desperately needs an ECMO machine that assumes the jobs of the lungs and hearts from outside the body. For more details, click on this link:
  • Speculation has been abundant for months that President Trump was going to commute the sentence of his longtime friend Roger Stone who was convicted during the Russian Collusion investigation. Late Friday, that’s exactly what he did. For more details, click on this link:
  • Apparently the mystery of how far Epstein and Ghislane went in their organized twists between famous people and young girls has been at least partially solved. Apparently, they took pictures of their famous guests having sex with young girls. For more details, click on this link:
  • The top writer for Tucker Carlson of FOX News has resigned. Apparently, the writer was caught posting racist and sexist remarks on social media. For more details, click on this link:
  • Wouldn’t it stop some of the concerns about political ads on social media being hijacked for the political purposes by foreign countries if social media platforms simply stopped selling political ad space? Apparently, Facebook is seriously considering doing just that. For more details, click on this link:
  • I once knew a girl name Fay that was a man-killer! She was gorgeous, flirty, and intrigued all the guys she was around. No one could ever figure what was going on in her head and what she was ever going to do and where. That’s just like Tropical Storm Fay that Friday hit the Jersey coast and is headed right for the Big Apple. For more details, click on this link:

Bullet Points Saturday June 20, 2020

It certainly was a busy week. It seems that in all the noise of COVID-19, the racial issues that resulted in multiple demonstrations and even some rioting, and the new CHOP in Seattle, we may have missed an important story or two. Let’s take a look at several you may have not seen:

Bullet Points

  • Even though former Vice President Joe Biden has not made but just a few public campaign speeches, his poll numbers keep climbing. In fact, one poll released this week shows Biden has a 16-point lead over President Trump. But something has happened in Florida that has some people questioning that poll. For more details, click on this link:
  • Many states continue to reopen for business, at least in part. But in the rush to get the nation back to Normal, some may be a bit quick pulling the trigger. COVID-19 cases in several states have spiked significantly this last week. For more details, click on this link:
  • COVID-19 resurgence is not just showing up here in the U.S. Other countries are seeing the same things happen at the same time. China reported a large number of new cases this week, but they say it’s a new strain of the virus that originates in Europe. For more details, click on this link:
  • Oklahoma was on of the reddist states in the 2016 election, voting overwhelmingly for Donald Trump. It only makes sense he would choose Tulsa as the site of his first MAGA rally after the national lockdown. Tonight’s Tulsa rally saw requests for more than one million tickets for the BOK Center event that seats just 20,000. But Tulsa is bracing for a huge crowd PLUS much controversy. For more details, click on this link:
  • Some of the biggest news in D.C. is that Trump’s former National Security Advisor John Bolton released snippets of a tell-all book set to be released worldwide this coming Tuesday. With the story of its release came much controversy. It seems that the mandatory process required for all former White House officials who release books after leaving are required by the Department of Justice to make certain their manuscript is cleared to guarantee it contains no classified information. Apparently, Bolton did NOT complete that process and has been sued by the government. A judge in the case is infuriated with Bolton. For more details, click on this link:
  • Californians witnessed a tragedy seldom seen in the U.S. today. An African-American man was found hanged in a tree. His death was ruled a suicide which many are questioning. But, oddly enough, in an unrelated incident, police killed the man’s brother! For more details, click on this link:
  • “To wear masks or not to wear masks:” Should we or should we not? That depends on who you talk to. But if you’re planning on visiting the Florida Keys, you better take one with you and you better wear it, “or else.” What’s the “or else?” For more details, click on this link:
  • There are many things unique about the Windy City, and many of those are not a “good” kind of unique. But one of the scariest new and unique things to Chicago is a brand new strain of COVID-19 that is changing the way residents infected are dealing with it. For more details, click on this link:
  • Do we need to social distance or not, wear a mask or not, take hydroxycloroquine if infected or not? Who knows. It all depends on who you ask. For example, top members of the Trump Administration COVID-19 task force warned against the President’s MAGA rally tonight in Tulsa. Guess which two issued the warning? For more details, click on this link:
  • Elon Musk, the owner of Tesla and Spacex, is threatening to move Tesla’s manufacturing from California and has started a process of selling his private California assets, one of which is a $29 million mansion to a Tech billionaire. For more details click on this link:

Saturday June 13, 2020 Bullet Points

We are finishing another busy and controversial week. It seems that every week is full of surprises in U.S. politics. (And we shouldn’t be surprised!) But each week seems to have something new, different, and usually more controversial than the last. This week we’re finishing did NOT disappoint, that’s for certain.

From the military in the streets of America, demonstrations turned riots, presidential controversy, and even political disagreements: we had them all! Let’s look at what happened during the week that you missed and want to look back:

Bullet Points

  • It’s an unfortunate travesty that happens to public health workers, but in the fight against COVID-19, it’s all too frequent. Public health workers that year-round work behind the scenes, out of the spotlight, and certainly in oblivion as it pertains to the media, are finding themselves targets of blame-placing of government second-level leaders who get caught in the blame-game regarding their normal operations. It’s sad, but it happens far too often: good, hard-working public servants being used as political pawns. For more details, click on this link:
  • President Trump finds himself this month in the crosshairs of a former disgusted National Security Advisor. John Bolton’s new “tell-all” book is set to hit bookstores on June 23rd. A ravenous pack of Trump-haters are foaming in anticipation of what some “insiders” are saying is Bolton’s revealing facts about a President who is a micro-manager who refuses input from learned advisors like Bolton. John Bolton has been around the block in D.C. He’s one of those guys in government you either like or hate: there’s no in-between. It’s probably safe to say that the Boltons and the Trumps will NOT be trading Christmas cards this winter. For more details, click on this link:
  • Cries for reparations for slavery injustices have been for decades discussed from time to time. It’s in the marketplace of ideas once again as racial tension because of very visible police violence has relit the fires of racism. An unlikely source has suggested that churches step up to the plate and pay actual reparations! Christianity Today — a storied Christian magazine — is making the case that Christians should stop just asking for forgiveness for slavery, but should actually pay for the sins of their fathers. For more details, click on this link:
  • Uh-Oh! The “Cancel Culture” warriors are probably getting set to take on another group of people who have decided to determine and right some wrongs committed by whites against blacks. Some are taking to “black-face” in which they use black-face on HALF their faces to evidence their solidarity with Black Lives Matter. I don’t know of any response yet from the “Cancel Culture” folks, but in keeping with their actions we are witnessing in every quarter of American society, it’s probable there will be some nasty backlash. For more details, click on this link:
  • A healthcare company headquartered in Texas finds itself in court defending its practices of marking-up medical bills exponentially, soaking insurance companies and patients for the stated purpose of protecting patients and doctors. TeamHealth is a medical staffing company that employs these doctors. TeamHealth actually bills for their emergency services. However, TeamHealth marks up the actual costs of the doctors and then forces insurance companies to pay the inflated prices. They have stated publicly they do so to protect the doctors which they employ. But documents show the doctors get very little of that money. For more details, click on this link:
  • There’s more noise in the NFL about former San Francisco 49er QB Colin Kaepernick. Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll talked to reporters about his chance to sign Kaepernick in 2017. The Seahawks chose not to do so. Carroll says he, based on several phone calls, expects Kaepernick to get another shot. For more details, click on this link:
  • Speaking of the NFL, we’re getting very close to the time when NFL players report to training camp. NFL football fans are holding their breaths, praying for a 2020 season to kick off this Fall. The League is making exhaustive preparations for teams to prepare to practice and play while keeping players, coaches, and fans safe from COVID-19 infections. Baltimore Ravens Head Coach John Harbaugh says rules for doing so in some cases are impossible. For more details, click on this link:
  • Colleges and universities are facing some tough choices. They’re getting set for the Fall semester, but all are struggling with the “how-to’s” and “what-ifs” that go along with puzzling through the brand new challenges they have never faced: Should they do only online classes? How do they best protect professors, students, and others on their campuses? What about college football and basketball? There are numerous questions with scant time to get the right answers. With the temporary economic downturn and COVID-19, they are struggling to get comfort levels to open for students. For more details, click on this link:
  • Most states in the U.S. have at least partially reopened to get those back to work who have been shut down due to COVID-19. With all of the uncertainty of how to proceed and fear of creating a second wave of infections, government officials and business owners are fearful of an even worse virus breakout. Meanwhile, overseas some countries are already seeing what some are saying is the “second wave” of Coronavirus. For more details, click on this link:
  • Who is going to join Joe Biden as Vice President on the Democrat ticket in November? Biden has said he wants a female as Vice President. There are currently 12 who have been named as strong possibilities. Of late, California Senator Kamala Harris is who many think will get the nod. Who runs as Vice President has never been more important than in this election. Why? Biden, if he wins, will be the oldest to ever be sworn in as President. Americans already see some “slowing” of Mr. Biden. Remember: whoever serves as Vice President is only “one breath away from the Presidency.” For more details, click on this link:
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Bullet Points, Saturday June 6, 2020

Another week has come and gone. And, Boy, was it a week filled with controversy. First, we lost George Floyd to death at the hands of a Minneapolis policeman. Next — well, it went downhill from there. We saw demonstrations, protests, rioting, looting, devastation, and even violence all week long in the nation’s largest cities. All of this happened in the name of George Floyd and to protest police brutality. Cities like Washington, D.C., New York, Chicago, Seattle, Louisville, and even Houston saw demonstrations almost every day followed by protests that in some cases turned violent after the sun went down. The National Guard was called in to assist some cities whose law enforcement was incapacitated by the number of rioters in these cities. Let’s go back and provide you with some headlines with links to this past week’s stories that you may want to read while you down your second (and third) cup of Saturday A.M. coffee:

Bullet Points

  • Demonstrations and protests are NOT concluded. There is information that today in Washington D.C. there will be a one million person demonstration this weekend. Hopefully those planning this demonstration have reached out to local authorities to coordinate any such event with Washington police. It could be a real mess. Why? Washington D.C.’s mayor kicked the National Guard out of the city on Friday. For more details, click on this link:
  • Who will ever forget the picture of President Trump walking across the park and up the street from the White House to St. John’s Church followed by members of his cabinet and his daughter and son-in-law. The President carried a Bible to the church for a short stop. Protestors and demonstrators were driven away from the area before the President started, saying that the way had to be cleared for the safety of the President. The ACLU has filed a suit against the White House for their removal of many of those protestors just so President Trump could be safeguarded while making that trek. For more details, click on this link:
  • Apparently Mayor Bowser of Washington D.C. takes issue with the views President Trump has on protecting D.C. She certainly thinks (and acts) as a far-left politician. On Friday she had D.C. road workers paint the words “Black Lives Matter” in four-lane tall bright yellow paint on a D.C. main street. For more details, click on this link:
  • Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley has gone postal on the President. The longtime Republican Senator has reached out to get clarification from the White House for the firing of several Inspectors General. So far the White House has stonewalled. Because of that, Grassley has made it clear he may not support the President this fall. For more details, click on this link:
  • Always viewed as one of, if not “the” greatest American city, New York City has become a tough place in which to live and work. First, it was COVID-19, then the lockdown, and now it’s racial terror including riots almost nightly. Many folks who stayed in the Big Apple through all of this are asking those around them, “Is it really worth it to continue to roll these dice, grin and bear it, and just keep on keeping on?” For more details, click on this link:
  • After two months of horrible job losses and Americans filing unemployment claims, Friday marked the beginning of what most economists say is going to be an even bigger economic boost than anything so far in the Trump Administration. If it plays out that way, it will be a huge shot in the arm for all people in the nation, but especially those who paid dearly in CORONAVIRUS. For more details, click on this link:
  • Most folks across the nation have looked and watched cautiously as more and more of the nation has locked down. Most folks are wary of the reasoning for that yet most have reluctantly abided by those rules. Then came curfews, and things got out of hand very quickly. One Milwaukee citizen was just served a summons because he was not abiding by the rules pertaining to the Milwaukee lockdown. Did someone turn him in? Nope, it seems he decided to go out on the town on his own and post about his trip on social media. For more details, click on this link:
  • New Orleans SuperBowl quarterback Drew Breas is being attacked from all sides because of his comments regarding former NFL QB Colin Kaepernick’s kneeling in pregames in protest of police brutality. Thoughts from Drew’s heart were not sufficient to dispel the anger of numerous other NFL players and coaches as well as a large number of others outside of professional help. For more details, please click on this link.
  • There’s an old federal law that may just make the November presidential election a nasty situation. If the electoral college votes are counted in a fashion where there might be claims made of wrongdoing, then it would fall on the Congress to elect the new President. And there’s no clear-cut solution to it. For more details, click on this link:
  • Hurricane Cristobal has set its sights on he Gulf Coast of Louisiana. It’s moving faster than at first thought and appears will reach landfall sometimes late Sunday afternoon or evening. New Orleans, of course, seems to be a magnet for Gulf storms. Fortunately for the Big Easy, Cristobal seems headed toward a small Cajun town called Morgan City. For more details, click on this link:
  • Few things in the Summer are more annoying and aggravating than mosquitos. Science comes to the rescue! It seems that scientists have genetically altered mosquitos and will begin releasing females that have been set to mate and when birth of baby mosquitos begin, they all die.  Sounds great: Summer at the beach with NO mosquitos! For more details, click on this link:

Summary

Saturdays just wouldn’t be the same if we could not catch up on the news of the previous week. Even in the wake of this pandemic, we still need to stay in the know. If you just joined us, we every Saturday post many of the headlines from stories that may have been missed by our busy members and partners during the week. This give all the chance to read a headline to see what’s happened. Of course, if one wants the complete details, just click on the link following that bullet point summary and it’ll take you right to it.

We do this every Saturday! Additionally, each weekday morning we publish a story with an affiliated podcast. And, don’t forget, “TNN Live” is on the air live from 9-11 AM Central time. We have two hours each weekday in which we unpack all the latest news, we hear from “experts” who join us as well as some of the sharpest folks working in the U.S. Congress and the White House.

Please use this as something other than “just a newscast. It can be a great place to simply stay informed. Remember: Just because you think something wrong, doesn’t make it wrong. Also, just because you think something’s right doesn’t mean it’s right. We must always dig for and find the truth.

Enjoy your weekend, locked down, or otherwise!

Dan

Saturday Bullet Points: May 30, 2020 — “There’s No Mail-In Ballot Fraud!”

You wanna bet?

Twitter flexed its muscles earlier this week by “fact-checking” the President’s tweet which (paraphrased) blasted Democrats for fighting to make mail-in voting a permanent election process. In his tweet, he stated that Democrats KNOW mail-in voting is full of fraud and still they want it to pass in Congress.

The problem with Twitter’s actions is their statement refuting what the President claimed in his tweet was itself patently wrong! So the “fact-checkers” need to be “fact-checked. We’ll oblige them in today’s Bullet Points. Here are just a few examples of mail-in voter fraud over the last few years.

All-mail elections have received heightened attention in the media these past few weeks. Prominent liberals highly endorse the idea, claiming it allows people to do their patriotic duty without risking being infected by the coronavirus. In reality, without rigid safeguards to prevent fraud, misuse, and voter intimidation, absentee ballot fraud—while it may occur sporadically—already has affected the outcome of elections in states and counties across the country.

Just look at the 2018 congressional race in North Carolina that was overturned by the state election board. Or the mayor of Gordon, Alabama, who was removed from office last year after his conviction for absentee ballot fraud.

Let’s dive-in and take a look:

Bullet Points

  • Michigan. What a great state full of wonderful terrain, cities, universities, rivers, and also great people. Most Michiganians would like their votes to count every time they cast them in local, state, and federal elections. And they want everyone else to have the same assurances as do they. The problem is, it’s not being delivered by some in the Michigan state election system. For more details, click this link:
  • In South Carolina, a bunch of residents who awaited receipt of their mail-in ballots for the upcoming primary election was sadly left waiting for them to show up via the US Mail. They did, however, show up IN MARYLAND! For more details, click on this link:
  • Early last year, Texas voting officials uncovered the illegal registration of 95,000 voters. Some will downplay this discovery for two reasons: the illegal voters were obviously discovered and removed from voter rolls, and because they were removed they are unable to vote illegally. That was fairly easily stopped before any damage. But if we had a nationwide mail-in voting system, those 95,000 ballots would have been mailed and most assuredly would be grabbed by someone who could return completed and illegally. For more details, click on this link:
  • Less than two weeks ago, West Virginia authorities thwarted a mail-in voter scheme carried out by a mail carrier. (“Mail-in” means someone must deliver those ballots and someone else must deliver the completed ballots back to voter registrars to be counted. (Who does that; MAIL CARRIERS!) For more details, click on this link:
  • The former Nevada Attorney General spotted thousands of mail-in ballots overflowing mailboxes at several huge Las Vegas apartment complexes. “Inactive voters, 200,000 of them were mailed ballots all across the greater Las Vegas area,” he said, “and we have no way to know if these are going to lead to massive voter fraud, and they continue to sue to get rid of signature verifications and to enact the California-style ballot harvesting right here in Nevada.” For more details, click on this link:
  • Ever hear of “voter harvesting?” It’s a system where political hacks are paid to go out and “harvest” mail-in ballots from people who get them in the mail. The coordinated scam is for those harvesters to “assist” voters in completing their ballots and then return the ballots to registrars for those voters. The problem is, often those ballots are NOT completed by the voter but by the harvester or their political party. For more details, click on this link:
  • “We’ve just got to get voters to vote the right way.” That sounds benign enough. But what was really meant was “whatever we have to do, make certain those votes go the right way.” What was necessary to make that happen? Manipulate absentee ballots. For more details, click on this link:
  • Many know of the case in which Judicial Watch sued Los Angeles County because 1.5 million voters were registered in that county alone who didn’t live in the county. The court ordered Los Angeles County to purge those voters from voting rolls. Just imagine if their names had NOT been purged and California Governor Gavin Newson’s new executive order would have mailed each of those a ballot for November. How many of those ballots would have been completed and returned? No one knows. Thankfully, that won’t happen there. But there’s plenty more to go around. Judicial Watch is all over a bunch more. For complete details, click on this link:
  • COVID-19 has brought with it many adversities for which few, if any, could have prepared. The health problems are obviously extremely important. Finding answers and implementing measures to stop the virus are even more important. But nestled in the midst of Coronavirus is a November national election with a host of local and state elections. Democrats are fighting to have mail-in voting implemented for November. Attempting that on its face is virtually impossible. But even EVER having mail-in voting is problematic. There is much bipartisan consensus, in spite of what we are told by mainstream media, that mail-in ballots are the form of voting most vulnerable to fraud. A 2005 commission led by President Jimmy Carter and James A. Baker III — George W. Bush’s secretary of state — concluded that these ballots “remain the largest source of potential voter fraud.” Ballot harvesting scandals, in which political operatives tamper with absentee ballots that voters have entrusted to them, have marred recent elections in North Carolina and Texas. For more details about what issues such a voting system bring, click on this link:

Summary

Proponents of mail-in voting use these as their justifications:

  1. “We have five states who already entirely vote-by-mail. There has been NO systemic fraud in their use of mail-in voting. This disproves the allegations of intrinsic voter fraud in the process.”
  2. “The safety of Americans during COVID-19 dictates a need for mail-in voting. How would Americans feel if a number of patriots were stricken by the virus while simply exercising their right to vote by going to the polls? We can’t let that happen!”
  3. “Judicial Watch was certainly successful at stopping what could have been a voting travesty. But they stopped it! The chance for that fraud in California has been removed. Just because there WAS a problem doesn’t mean there still will BE a problem.”
  4. “The total number of attempted fraudulent votes detailed in this story is a drop in the bucket. There will always be some small margin of people who try to beat the system. But there have never been enough to tip the scales in elections.”

Take a moment and look at this report:

https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/whitehouse.gov/files/docs/pacei-voterfraudcases.pdf

No, the cases included are not ALL cases of mail-in fraud. But they each are examples of voter fraud and MANY are of mail-in voter fraud.

Let me close with this: do you want the votes you cast legally in November to count? Do you realize that for every illegal ballot cast, the vote of one legal American voter will be canceled? What number of illegal votes allowed in any election is an OK number for you?

And one more thing: I don’t care who you are in the Media, Americans are NOT stupid. Please quit trying to convince us that the Democrat Party leadership in this nation is innocently trying to federalize the American voter system to make sure every voter gets a chance to vote. That’s as offensive to me as it is for members of the minority community to hear Democrats say that it’s racist to expect minority voters to be required to provide a picture ID to vote.

Multiple African-American people when confronted with that issue state they are horrified that many Democrats think so little of Black Americans that they believe they don’t already have picture ID’s!

  • You can’t open a bank account without one;
  • You can’t get a drivers license without one;
  • You can’t board a plane without one;
  • You can’t register for federal financial aid without one;
  • You can’t cash a check without one;
  • You can’t go to the Democrat National Convention without one!

(microphone drop….)

Bullet Points: Saturday, May 16, 2020

What a week! What a week full of craziness. And it was a week that will forever be etched into our brains. No, we didn’t have a president impeached. No, (thank God) we didn’t have an assassination or a terrorist attack or an earthquake. But we DID have a massive explosion with the unearthing of dozens of declassified documents that exposed what will be known as historical political corruption. And, by the way, that political corruption came from the Barack Obama presidency.

Enough of that. Let’s get to the essential things that we missed this past week because of the little diversions we had!

Bullet Points

  • It looks like there is going to be some excitement, joy, and elation for a bunch of folks on the east coast. There are three governors who somehow figured when this pandemic is going to be over! How do they know that? How do I know they know that? It’s going to be officially over Thursday, May 21st! “How do you know that, Dan?” I don’t, but the governors of New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey do: they must know. Why? They’re opening the beaches for Memorial Day! Thursday the 23rd is the last day before Memorial Day Weekend begins. For more details, click on this link:
  • The Trump Administration must be evil. They are allowing the VA to continue the use of hydroxychloroquine in the treatment of veterans in VA hospitals around the nation. According to the Associated Press, because the drug used for 70 years to treat lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and malaria, it has not been formally approved by the FDA for use for COVID-19 — never mind the thousands of humans whose life the drug has saved. The AP knows better than those veterans’ doctors what medication is best to save their lives. For more details, click on this link:
  • Have you finalized your Memorial Day Weekend travel plans? One place you may consider NOT going is Lake Tahoe. Don’t get me wrong; Lake Tahoe is a gorgeous place to visit with the coolest shops, great restaurants, beautiful scenery, and golf courses. You can even roll the dice at the casinos. But you better not try any of that Memorial Day Weekend. Why? You’ll get a $1000 ticket! For more details, click on this link:
  • “To Mask or Not to Mask, that is the question.” In the case of this presidential administration, others may “mask-up,” but POTUS has yet to be seen donning the unstylish garb. But, never fear, Ivanka has stepped in to “take one for the family.” Even though Dad declines to, in a factory tour on Friday, she wore a protective (and very stylish) black mask with the famous flag pin neatly attached to hers just below her left ear. For more details, click on this link:
  • No one wants to brag as who is doing the worst in business during this pandemic. But, I must say that manufacturing has been hit if not THE hardest, in the top two or three manufacturers in the U.S. How bad is it? There’s none worse searching back to 1919! For more details, click on this link:
  • Manufacturers are suffering. But so are those in the casino business. Las Vegas totally shutdown. Even in my city — Bossier City, Louisiana — one of the five riverboat casinos here announced today they are shutting their doors. Listen to this: Diamond Jack’s Casino for more than a decade has paid to the City of Bossier $1 million per year! And it’s gone. But never fear: Las Vegas is about to crank back up! For more details, click on this link:
  • There are everyday pimple-faced hackers who sit in their parents’ basement on playing video games on their computers all day. Then there are REAL hackers who hack into massive and very secretive files of some of the most well-known and well-healed financially folks in the U.S.” like movie stars and singers. Their price to release all those super-sensitive files ONLY TO THE FILES’ OWNERS? $42 million! And REvil — the hacking group — is not negotiating. For complete details, click on this link:
  • So what do folks do when they’re locked down in their own homes for a couple of months restricted from going pretty much everywhere? Well, the garage needs to be cleaned out, bathroom toilet to replace, replace two faded shutters, weed the yard, clean the gutters, watch Netflix movies, and then there’s finding a sex buddy! It’s happening, and the Dutch government is encouraging it. For complete details, click on this link:
  • There are a few folks who aren’t worried about being stuck in the house with nothing to do but watch paint dry or watch television. When you have a lot of money, you know that “money can buy you anything.” How about an underground luxury bunker that’s complete with every toy you can imagine! One class of people are doing just that and are laughing at us poor folks just shellin’ peas and watching Greenacres. For complete details, click on this link:
  • Everyone knows of identical twins that use that fact to their benefit to do things that other brothers and sisters can’t do: take turns being each other without anyone catching the switches. In those cases, it’s often tough even for Mom and Dad to catch the pair for fooling dates by exchanging places. If you think to catch two of them doing and how hard that is, imagine what it will be like for the parents of four! Yep, it’s true. It rarely happens, but it has now. For more details, click on this link:

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Bullet Points Saturday: May 9, 2020

What a crazy week, right! You may have picked up on everything that happened in the U.S. and around the World during the week, but the odds are something, or some “things” slipped through the cracks. That’s what we do here on Saturdays. Catch up by skimming headline bullet points and click to read only the stories you choose to bring you up to date. Let’s get started.

Bullet Points

  • We all know unemployment in the U.S. is terrible. It’s impossible to believe that 30 million Americans have lost jobs in less than 60-days! But that’s the truth. We’ve never seen anything like this in U.S. history and want to see it end soon. The latest unemployment numbers added to the already unemployed means 100 million Americans are unemployed. For more details, click on this link:
  • Democrats have introduced a new bill that will give Americans some relief for a few months after the pandemic runs its course. $2000 a month for a while sounds like a really good thing! For more details, click on this link:
  • An Atlanta mall couldn’t take the financial losses any longer. They had to get business back up and rolling. When they opened the mall a few days ago, things went crazy. And it happened in the parking lot! No doubt, emotions are at best frayed and worst torn to shreds. For more details, click on this link:
  • In one of the most bizarre incidents we’ve seen, an Africa American man was out for a jog during the day jogging on the street through a neighborhood. Two Caucasian men that were later identified as father and son pulled behind the runner, jumped out, pointing guns and shouting at the jogger. Then they opened fire, killing the young man. The video of the killing was posted online and has garnered millions of views. For more details, click on this link:
  • We at TruthNewsNetwork have reported extensively on the dangers faced by the country regarding our food supplies. Let’s be honest: we were in no way prepared for COVID-19, especially regarding its quick and wide-sweeping impact on all those who are part of growing, harvesting, processing, and transporting all of our food to our local stores. But it doesn’t stop there! Our local stores are fighting the same giants as we all are. Getting good help is one thing; keeping good help is another! For more details, click on this link:
  • Chaos was the only description that accurately depicted presumptive Democrat Party Joe Biden’s virtual campaign stop in Tampa, Florida. From its very beginning, technical difficulties, blank screens, people staring blankly straight ahead, not knowing they were on camera, ruled the event. It even began with issues when Biden, after being introduced on a live mike, said “Am I on yet? Have they introduced me?” For more details, click on this link:
  • The Trump-hating Robert DeNiro appeared on a talk show and “asked” to play Governor Cuomo if and when they do a documentary on COVID-19. DeNiro is famous for his venomous attacks on President Trump and could not resist taking another shot at the President in his comments in that show. For more details, click on this link:
  • In the Massive information dumps in Washington this week that all involved people and events from the Intelligence Community, the Department of Justice itself, and the FBI, one man was likely looking for a demonstration of a little love from the President: FBI Director Christopher Wray. Unfortunately for Wray, there was little love coming his way from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Wray was made to look bad in the contents of all the previously classified documents dumped on Americans that cleared many questions about the DOJ, FBI, and other government departments. Wray may need an “atta boy!” But it looks like he’s not getting that from Mr. Trump. For more details, click on this link:
  • “The sky is falling!” That may be true for a bunch of Americans who are out of jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But, believe it or not, the stock market jumped up dramatically in morning trading Friday, which shocked most experts — especially in light of a Friday report that confirmed job losses in the U.S. are greater than at any other time in U.S. history — even the Great Depression. For more details, click on this link:
  • A small New Mexico city has been pounded by Coronaviris infections and has resulted in barricades going up on every road coming into Gallup. Police and state police are standing guard to keep people out. Large numbers of residents have lost their lives while numerous others are fighting the infection. For more details, click on this link:

NOTE: Don’t forget that Dr. Judy Mikovits, a foremost researcher in the field of immunology specializing in vaccines is our special guest Tuesday morning on TNN Live. The healthcare community has gone bonkers since she recently published a book on our current medical environment which sold out on Amazon within minutes. (Feel free to search for her and get some background information about the doctor and her history.) We are going to have her available for at least one hour to ask questions and try to get our arms around the pandemic and what we need to do. If you have a question or two you want me to ask her, PLEASE email it to me before Monday morning and we’ll get it in line. Dan@TruthNewsNet.org. You don’t want to miss her…she’s electric and will fill our minds with facts — NO POLITICAL PERSPECTIVE — about COVID-19.

Dan

Saturday Bullet Points: May 2, 2020

It’s been a quiet week around America, right? Wrong! It’s been anything BUT quiet. And it appears that the upcoming week will be even crazier. Let’s take a look back at the week and give you some highlights and links to the big stories of the week, including a few that you likely missed. Read the descriptive sentences of each and then, if you want the full details, click on the link to see it all!

  • The “new” COVID-19 miracle drug just approved by the FDA was a product of laboratory testing by — guess who — Dr. Anthony Fauci and — guess who — the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and — guess who — George Soros  along with big pharma company Gilead. For more details, click on this link:
  • A small town west of Albuquerque, New Mexico, has been completely shut down — literally — by the state’s governor. The town has been riddled with COVID-19. To put a screeching “whoa” on the continued spread of Coronavirus, all roads in and out of the city are temporarily completely shutdown by the state. For more details, click on this link:
  • We knew it was just a matter of time and the litigious nature of the U.S. would begin to seed the ground with lawsuits for just about anything in the pandemic world in which we live. Just as we suspected, it has begun, and has done so in earnest. New York leads the way. Already 771 suits have been filed in state and federal courts against hospitals, insurance companies, and others with many more on the way. For more details, click on this link:
  • We MUST find ways to get the airlines flying again and soon. Too much of the World’s economy relies on people moving freely around the globe. Are you worried about COVID-19 through your air travel? Hong Kong may have the best and easiest solution: “disinfection booths” that have proven to kill COVID-19 in 40-seconds! For more details, click on this link:
  • We know you’ll be bored this weekend, especially with no baseball, basketball, soccer, or basketball on television. Heck, we can’t even watch a live PGA Tour event: they’re not playing right now! ESPN’s got your sports hunger taken care of. Today they will cover cherry pit spitting contests and even games of marbles plus a whole lot more. For more details, click on this link:
  • Almost everyone on Earth felt certain North Korea’s dictator Kim Jong Un was dead as a result of heart surgery complications. But to the surprise of many, Friday proof surfaced that Kim is alive and apparently well, photographed at a large gathering. For more details, click on this link:
  • Even before the pandemic, New Yorkers were abandoning the ship in record numbers. The high cost of living was made even costlier with the Trump income tax cuts that have forced thousands to flee NYC and other parts of the state for states with low or no state income taxes. Then came Coronavirus: now those who have left and are leaving declare they will NEVER return. For more details, click on this link:
  • Did  you see and hear former Vice President Joe Biden for the first time respond to sexual assault allegations made against him by a former Senate staffer who worked for him in 1993? Friday, Biden appeared on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” to face questions from Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski. Biden flatly denied there being any truth to the allegations made against him by that staffer, Tara Reade. His denial came in spite of multiple confirmations from many who knew about the alleged assault when or shortly after it occurred. For more details, click on this link:
  • There’s a pandemic and then there’s a pandemic! The country of Wales, while dealing with Coronavirus, is dealing with another pandemic: “Rats!” Restaurants are closed as are bars and other eateries. Rats are foraging the countryside looking for food. Peoples’ homes appear to be good place for lunch for the rats. For more details, click on this link:

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Saturday Bullet Point, April 25, 2020

Whew! What a wild and crazy week we had. I know even though we’ve all been abiding by the social distancing instructions, we’ve been busy with filling our time with taking care of something, anything to keep busy. In that, you probably missed some of the most remarkable stories of the week. We spotted a few you certainly missed. Grab a cup of coffee, and let’s share our Saturday Bullet Points.

Bullet Points

  • I’m a beach person. But the beach is out of the question during this pandemic. But maybe, just maybe, Californians are about to send the message that enough is enough. The beach is in their immediate plans! For complete details, click on this link:
  • The election is just around the corner. And the opposing sides have already taken off the gloves. Democrats and Republicans always find differences they can use to blast each other in efforts to influence voters to their camps. It seems that each presidential campaign gets uglier every four years. Nothing seems to be sacred when it comes to saying anything and everything each party’s candidates feel might give them an edge. 2020 appears to be no different. Someone leaked GOP candidates’ talking points to POLITICO. And those talking points instructed candidates to deflect any GOP blame for COVID-19 with a pivot to attack China. For complete details, click on this link:
  • Think you might have coronavirus and want to take a test to just make certain? Well, the problem is that if you don’t have the symptoms that warrant a test you can’t get one — unless you have deep pockets and are a member of exclusive concierge medical associations that you can find in Hamptons. Membership comes at a high price. But it comes with a private coronavirus test for an extra $1000 house call fee. For complete details, click on this link:
  • The coronavirus lock-down is driving a lot of people close to the edge. Two groups of protestors seem to be about to join forces which might make protesting a little more serious. The Anti-lockdown group look to be joining the Anti-vaccination crowd to begin formal resistance. The epicenter is California. For complete details, click on this link:
  • One economy predicted that less than half of American workers will receive paychecks in May with the unemployment rate rising to 16%. And if more unemployment claims are filed it could push the unemployment rate over 20%. How will this impact the U.S economy for the year? How will this affect the presidential election in November? For complete details, click on this link:
  • It’s campaign season, the time when candidates go nuts attacking each other. (Has anyone heard of polite debate of policy differences?) Former Vice President and presumptive Democrat nominee Joe Biden came out swinging with a new attack on President Trump. This one made us utter a couple of “OMG’s!” For complete details, click on this link:
  • Remember the press reports that there has not been a single case of coronavirus in North Korea during the pandemic? Remember the stories out of North Korea about Kim Jong Un in bad shape and in recovery from cardiac surgery? It seems that the NK Dictator has “head for the hills” in the aftermath of both stories. For complete details, click on this link:
  • President Trump’s target for most of his “Fake News” claims — CNN — is losing the CEO of their parent company, AT&T. Many believe that  AT&T is tired of writing so much red ink as CNN’s ratings continue to plummet taking advertising revenue down the tubes with it. When corporations and their shareholders lose money again and again, usually someone at the top takes the fall. It’s no different in the case of one of the nation’s monster publicly traded companies, AT&T. For complete details, click on this link:
  • Mistrust and resentment by average Americans grow every time a “new” bailout rolls out. Yes, the intentions of all the government assistance is well-intended, but often lost in the process of rushing funds to small businesses that are the supposed targets of the bailouts is the actual funding to these companies. The “big guys,” however, seem to always get their money. For complete details, click on this link:

Summary

It’s getting tougher each day to effectively piece together all the story tidbits necessary for plausible acceptance and understanding of what things have dramatically morphed in America in just the last 3o days. The greatest problem: find ways to continue what “were” normal lives for each that virtually disappeared into thin air just weeks ago. Who would have ever predicted our world would look like this?

Here’s the truth of this all: what we’re seeing is OUR world — PERIOD!  And right now, it’s all we have.

We all certainly hope that normalcy is in the cards for us all. But we really don’t have guarantees for that. What we DO have is hope.

Let’s hope that “hope” is enough to get us through all this.

Bullet Points April 18, 2020

It’s hard to pick which subjects and stories to use in today’s Bullet Points. I think you’ll agree there are many from which to choose. The last few weeks (that seem like months because of “social distancing”) have been full of Bullet Point “stories” — not necessarily factual stories either. But we cranked up the squirrels in our research mill and got them churning to find the ones we felt would best serve you this morning while you’re eating your store-bought bagel and drinking your home-brewed latte because you can’t go to Starbucks or Panera Bread.

Enjoy…

Bullet Points

  • The source of that elusive Coronavirus pandemic has become a greater mystery than if Lee Harvey Oswald had an accomplice or two in the murder of President John F. Kennedy. Wuhan, China, has been tagged as the unwitting culprit in all of this. But Wuhan was NOT the source — at least according to a story coming out of the UK. For complete details, click on this link: 
  • We watched as the streets of Lansing, Michigan were flooded with cars and trucks as part of an organized protest against the draconian executive order issued by Michigan’s governor, forcing everyone to “stay-put!” Michigan residents were restricted from “buying seeds to plant during the pandemic and are not allowed to even visit next-door neighbors. And demonstrations like this are bound to increase. Groups are even getting together and planning more. For more details, click on this link:
  • NOW I know for sure we ARE amid a pandemic. I walked into my local Sams Club store and strolled through to get some oranges. To my horror, not only were all the oranges gone, so were the apples, bananas, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and both green and red grapes! In my Sams Club, (and I say “my” because I shop there so often I feel like I own stock in it personally) the meat section encompasses about 200 feet of space on a wall adjacent to the berries. There was NO red meat of any kind remaining at 1:00 PM! There were some chickens, sausage, and a package or two of pigs’ feet, (Hey: it’s Louisiana. Here everyone considers pigs’ feet a delicacy) but NO red meat. But I knew we were in trouble when I realized: there are NO frozen pizzas anywhere! And Sams Club is NOT alone on that one. For complete details, click on this link:
  • On TNN Live Friday, we did a complete story about the mortality rate from COVID-19 controversy. But many of you were not listening in. You need to know about this, so it certainly bears your consideration. It boils down to this: when you hear the numbers of the deceased from COVID-19, you cannot believe the numbers. And there are several reasons why the numbers we hear are unreliable. For complete details, click on this link:
  • Folks from Texas are proud of their state: the biggest state of the 49 contiguous. But they’re not so much excited about the square miles; they stay excited about the diversity in pretty much everything which Americans revel in experiencing. No, the waterparks, big game hunting, fishing, water skiing, bicycling, the Cowboys and Texans are not on their respective turfs in Dallas and Houston, but there are plenty of things Texans will be quick to point out are the best anywhere. And they surely enjoy being number one in many areas — though not in NFL or college football! And when it comes to turning on the “get-back-to-work spicket,” Texas takes the lead. For complete details, click on this link:
  • Friday evening, the state of Florida was one of the first to take advantage of the White House task force’s reactivation three-step program. And Jacksonville jumped right into the flow of reopening their beaches. Florida is still dealing with rising COVID-19 infections in parts of the state. But northeast Florida sees stable numbers of cases that have begun to fall. That is one of the keys to initiate reactivation of various states and markets according to the federal plan. It’s unclear today if any other counties and cities in Florida will open this weekend. But Floridians are taking advantage of the key provision of the President’s plan: allowing the 50 governors to determine exactly how and when each state is going to get back in the water. For complete details, click on this link:
  • The United States is far from being the lone country in our neck of the woods struggling in the COVID-19 pandemic. Our largest neighbor to the south, Mexico, is having its difficulties. We’ve attacked a comprehensive article that discusses in snippets the current status regarding coronavirus in several U.S. states and cities. Still, it also illustrates how the U.S. is helping others out in ways to fight the virus with tools those countries don’t have on their own. For complete details, click on this link:
  • Imagine awakening tomorrow morning, looking out your window only to see wild animals walking down your street! If you live in South Africa, you are likely to see just that. The pandemic has taken many residents off the streets, but the streets aren’t necessarily empty. You are likely to see lions — not just a few, but maybe even an entire pride of lions! It probably won’t be lions, but in Italy and even New Delhi, you’ll see a host of different wild critters taking advantage of the lack of human “interference” because of COVID-19. For complete details, click on this link:
  • Who oh who will get the nod to join Uncle Joe Biden on the campaign trail as his Vice President running mate? Names of possibilities abound. The one thing that seems certain in almost every VP candidate’s list you see is all female. Biden pledged early on to choose a female to join his ticket. (I wonder if his wife, Jill, will be able to keep Joe’s hands where they belong on the campaign jet!) For complete details, including some of the potential choices and why each is being considered, click on this link:
  • Have you spent much of your corona-vacation looking at Zillow to choose the house you’re going to buy because of all the extra money you’ll have at the end of the corona-camp? I’m sure you’ve looked at dozens and dozens of new home candidates. And, if you’re like me, you have a search saved in Zillow based on “most expensive first.” You just THINK you’ve seen the most spectacular house on Earth! Think $280 million for the “main” house one billionaire owns. But in another country, he has another mansion for which he paid a whopping $250 million! For complete details (and LOTS of pictures), click on this link:
  • God forbid that any of the Hollywood elites would be attacked by the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemics. But they have. And it’s not the bigshots either. It’s their staff who put together their shows. America’s favorite daytime darling Ellen is in deep trouble with many of those that work on her show. It seems that Ellen is NOT filming her daily show in her normal studio. Instead, the filming is shot at her home. So what’s the hubbub about that? Her studio staff is NOT shooting the show at her house. You’d think they’d enjoy getting a paid vacation, right? It seems that a NON-UNION replacement staff is shooting the show at Ellen’s. And that means, among other issues, the main crew is NOT being treated fairly. For complete details, click on this link:

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