Flu stomps the nation, overwhelming ERs and leaving 20 children dead

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(CNN)The flu virus has reached nearly every corner of the nation.

Influenza activity is widespread in all states except Hawaii (and the District of Columbia), according to the weekly flu report released Friday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
“Flu is everywhere in the US right now,” said Dr. Dan Jernigan, director of the CDC’s influenza branch. “This is the first year we’ve had the entire continental US at the same level (of flu activity) at the same time.” It has been an early flu season that seems to be peaking now, he said, with a 5.8% increase in laboratory-confirmed cases this week over last.
There were 11,718 new laboratory-confirmed cases during the week ending January 6, bringing the season total to 60,161. These numbers do not include all people who have had the flu, as many do not see a doctor when sick.
Seven additional pediatric deaths were reported during the week ending January 6, bringing the total for the season to 20.
For older people, the CDC estimates deaths based on pneumonia and influenza. Based on National Center for Health Statistics data, 7% of all deaths that occurred during the week ending December 23 were due to pneumonia and influenza. This is above the rate considered normal for this period, according to Lynnette Brammer, head of the CDC’s Domestic Flu Surveillance team.
Additionally, 22.7 hospitalizations for every 100,000 people occurred over the week ending January 6, compared with 13.7 per 100,000 for the week ending December 30. Those older than 65 represent the largest group hospitalized, though people within the 50-to-64 age range and children younger than 5 are also experiencing high rates of hospitalization.
“We are currently in the midst of a very active flu season, with much of the country experiencing widespread and intense flu activity,” CDC Director Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald said. “The flu season may be peaking now. We know from past experience it will take many more weeks for flu activity to slow down.”
Brammer said, “Basically, it looks like things are starting to level off. We didn’t see the sharp increases that we saw the last couple of weeks.”
“Over the next few weeks, we’ll know if we peaked or not,” she said. “I would hope that the areas that have been hit a little bit earlier in the South and up the West Coast, I’m hoping that those people — particularly some of the states in the South — may have hit their peak and are on their way down.”
Some of the northern states may still be going up in the number of flu cases, she said. “I wouldn’t be surprised to see that. But, either way, one of the really important things to remember is there are, probably for everybody, weeks to go in this flu season.”
Vaccine effectiveness has not been calculated, but officials know that the most common strain making people sick this year is H3N2, Brammer said.
Jernigan said H3N2 seasons are associated with higher rates of hospitalizations and deaths, as well as with lower vaccine effectiveness. He believes that when calculations are made at season’s end, vaccine effectiveness may be around 30% for this season.
Dr. William Schaffner, an infectious disease specialist at Vanderbilt University, provided a nutshell description of this season: “Started early; it then blossomed essentially all over the country more or less simultaneously. The upswing has been dramatic, and essentially the entire country is affected — some parts more than others — but flu is everywhere.”
Schaffner suspects that holiday travel helped transport the flu virus and expedited its transmission. “All those hugs and kisses … we’re seeing the consequences now.”
H3N2, this year’s predominant strain, “tends to produce more severe disease, particularly among older persons,” Schaffner said. “Doctors’ offices, clinics and emergency rooms all over the country are feeling the H3N2 impact right now.”
Generally, people most at risk for complications are older people, children and people with weak immune systems.
“Influenza and its complications disproportionately affect people who are 65 and older,” Schaffner said. “They account for 80% of the deaths, and then there are also deaths in younger people, often who have underlying illnesses, such as heart disease, lung disease, diabetes, and also in some young children.”

Two tragic deaths

However, flu can also claim the lives of healthy adults such as Jenny Ching, 51, who died January 5 after battling what she thought was just a bad cold.
Her husband, Matt Ching, told CNN affiliate WCVB that the Massachusetts resident “had the flu, and she also developed a bacterial infection, and it was just really severe and caused severe pneumonia, and her body just didn’t react to antibiotics.”
Ching said he wasn’t sure whether his wife had gotten a flu shot this season, though in seasons past, that was the norm for the mother of two boys, ages 9 and 7.
Schaffner noted that “the usual flu death is a person who gets influenza, gets all that inflammation in their chest and then has the complication of pneumonia.” The flu “can take a perfectly healthy person — a child, a young adult, robust — and put them in the ER in 24 to 48 hours.”
That was the case for Kyler Baughman, 21, who died unexpectedly December 28 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh. “Robust” characterizes Baughman perfectly.
The Latrobe, Pennsylvania, resident, who often posted pictures of himself at the gym on Facebook, was studying to be a physical trainer and worked not one but two jobs, his mother told CNN affiliate WPXI.
“It doesn’t seem real,” said his mother, Beverly. She recounted that her son looked run-down when she saw him December 23. On December 26, Baughman went to work but left early because he wasn’t feeling well. The next day, he visited the ER at Westmoreland County Hospital. Health personnel immediately decided to fly him to UPMC, where he died less than 24 hours later.
The cause of his death, as reported by the Allegheny County Medical Examiner, was influenza, septic shock and multiple organ failure. Unlike the usual flu death resulting from pneumonia complications, Schaffner said, “this is a different phenomenon.”
The viral flu infection stimulated an immune and inflammatory response in Baughman’s body. “This happens to everyone,” Schaffner noted, but when the person is a “very strong, robust person,” there are times when that response is “overwhelming.” In such cases, cytokines — proteins created as part of the inflammatory response — create a “cytokine storm” in the body. “And this cytokine storm can actually lead to sepsis in the person.”
Braugham’s parents hope that by sharing his story, they might save someone else.
“I just think he ignored it and thought it would go away, like most people,” his mother said. Added his father, Todd: “Don’t let things go. Whenever you have fever and you have it multiple days, don’t let it go. Get it taken care of.”

Different states, different responses

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey declared a state public health emergency because of the flu on Thursday.
Scott Harris, acting state health officer at the Alabama Department of Public Health, said the influenza outbreak includes high activity throughout the state but particularly in metropolitan areas. This “crush” means some hospitals are operating over capacity, leaving some patients sitting in ERs. The public health emergency order helps health care professionals manage resources more efficiently and provides leeway so alternative care can be provided when personnel are unable to offer standard care.
“If you’re sick, please try to stay home if you can do that and get in touch with your health care provider,” Harris said.
On the West Coast, Dr. Jasjit Singh, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at Children’s Hospital of Orange County, said 27 influenza-related deaths have occurred in California as of December 30: all among adults under 65 years old.
“It’s been an earlier flu season than in years past,” Singh said. As of January 6, the hospital has admitted about a quarter of the 303 patients seen with influenza A infections, compared with about 19% of the 89 cases seen last year at this time. Meanwhile, of 78 influenza B cases, about 13% required admission, compared with 22% of 27 cases last year.
Overall, California reported 7,306 laboratory-confirmed cases for the season as of December 30.
Texas, which laboratory-confirmed 5,585 cases of the flu as of that date, is seeing activity levels “at the highest level — widespread — for a few weeks,” said Lara M. Anton, a press officer for the Department of State Health Services.
Because the Lone Star State counts flu deaths from death certificate codes, there’s also a “significant lag” between when a death occurs and when the death is reported, she said. However the majority of deaths this season occurred among people 65 and older.
“There are reports of hospitals throughout the state that have needed to divert non-emergency ambulances for periods of time because of overcrowding in their ER,” Anton said. With most hospitals coming off “divert status” within the same day, the state’s hospital system has been managing the increased number of patients. The department continues to monitor the situation closely and “will step in with support when it is requested,” she said.
Texas is encouraging “anyone with symptoms to stay home and to see their health care provider, as antiviral medications may shorten the duration of their illness,” Anton said. Amid an outbreak in San Antonio, one school took that advice to heart and closed Friday for a “flu day.”
Correction: A previous version of this story stated that 27 flu deaths occurred in California among people over, not under, the age of 65. (Click to Source)

Will The Greatest Scam Ever Perpetuated Against The American People Turn Into The Most Destructive ‘Trojan Horse’ In History?

The ‘American Aristocracy’ Proves ‘Too Much Power For Too Long’ Is A Threat To Freedom

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Submitted to All News Pipeline by William B Stoecker

Years ago I noticed a peculiar thing about Presidential appointments, especially to cabinet positions. A man with no military experience and no technical or military history education might be appointed Secretary of Defense. A person with no experience as an educator would become Secretary of Education, and someone who was not a medical doctor and who had never worked in a welfare or Social Security office would become Secretary of Health and Human Services, and so on.

Ambassadors are usually appointed as a reward for making campaign contributions, even if they have no prior experience in the State Department, know nothing about the country where they are posted, and do not speak the language. The same pattern holds true even for the Secretary of State. Stranger still, the same person might be made Secretary of Defense in one administration and, say, Secretary of State in another. And an individual might serve in a Republican administration and later work for a Demoncrap President.

Ideally, a Secretary of Defense would be a retired military officer and combat veteran with a degree in military history or a technical field. An ambassador would be someone with the requisite foreign language skills who had come up through the ranks of the State Department (if an honorable and loyal patriot could be found in that notoriously leftist agency), and the Secretary of State would be someone who had served as an ambassador. Yet, all too often, appointees have no background fitting them to the position; most of them are lawyers, and most of them have had their “tickets punched” at Hahvahd or Yale or some other Ivy League Institution.

There are exceptions of course. FDR’s Secretary of the Navy, Frank Knox, had served with the Rough Riders and later as an Army artillery officer in France in WWI. James Forrestal had been a WWI naval aviator, although he was never sent overseas (the training alone killed many aspiring pilots). He went on to become FDR’s Undersecretary of the Navy, then Secretary, and, after the war, America’s first Secretary of Defense…until his mysterious death. FDR’s Secretary of War, Henry Stimson, had been an artillery officer in France in WWI.

Secretaries of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, Casper Weinberger, Melvin Laird, Elliot Richardson, Leon Panetta, Frank Carlucci, and Clark Clifford also had been in the military, and several of them had been in combat. But Robert McNamara had been given a direct commission in WWII and put in a safe stateside job; he had no real military training. Harold Brown was Secretary of the Air Force and then Secretary of Defense and never served in the military, although he at least had a PhD in physics from Columbia University.

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As stated above, some of these people were appointed to several different cabinet positions. Henry Stimson had also been Secretary of War under President Taft, and was President Hoover’s Secretary of State, and both of them were Republicans. He was a Wall Street lawyer who went to both Hahvahd and Yale, where he was inducted into Skull and Bones, a.k.a. Illuminati Central. McNamara later became President of the World Bank.

Elliot Richardson, in addition to being Secretary of Defense, was also at various times a Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare, Attorney General, and Secretary of Commerce. Of course, he was from an old Boston blueblood family, was a thirty third degree Mason (that is the level only certain people achieve, and they are not innocent), and, of course, graduated from Hahvahd Law School. On the other hand, he was wounded on Utah Beach on D Day in WWII and decorated for his actions there. He stood up to Richard Nixon over the “Saturday night massacre,” resigning in protest, and was the only major public figure to ask for an investigation of the strange death of investigative journalist Danny Casolaro.

James Schlesinger was Secretary of Defense for Nixon and Secretary of Energy for Jimmy Peanuts (Carter). He was also Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission, and, in another period, Director of the CIA. His degree was in economics and he had no prior intelligence experience. Leon Panetta, in addition to his time as Secretary of Defense, was Director of the CIA, White House Chief of Staff, and Director of the Office of Management and the Budget; he was a lawyer, although not from Hahvahd. Frank Carlucci was Secretary of Defense, Director of the Office of Economic Opportunity, and Deputy Director of the CIA. He had graduated from Hahvahd Business School.

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It is as if high level appointees are almost always selected from a certain group in America regardless of their intelligence or lack of same, their education, or their experience. They are chosen from a ruling elite, a kind of Black Nobility. I suspect that if we were able to trace their bloodlines we would find that most of them are related to one another, at least through marriage, constituting a kind of hereditary aristocracy. But this cannot be proven.

But we need to look at one last example of someone chosen, apparently, because of his bloodline. If the people mentioned above were aristocrats, he is royalty. Hussein Obama, arguably the worst President in American history, is a complete mystery. We cannot even be certain what his real name is. The greatest and most dangerous scam ever perpetuated against the American people; the greatest ‘trojan horse’ in history?

He was allegedly born 8/4/61 at Kapiolani Hospital in Honolulu, Hawaii. But for a long time he refused to release his birth certificate; finally, he released the short form, which requires no proof at all; it can be based on a newspaper birth announcement (there is one for Hussein), which requires nothing more than someone calling the hospital and claiming that a child was born.

Later, under considerable pressure, he released the long form, but it lists his father’s race as “African,” when at that time “Negro” would have been used. Hussein’s alleged half-brother says Hussein was born in Kenya, meaning he would not be eligible for the Presidency. Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s investigators say that the birth certificate appears to have been assembled from several other documents, including the birth certificate of one Johanna Ah’Nee, born in Honolulu that month. The registration number is out of sequence compared to people born the next day.

The fact is that we don’t know for sure who (or what) his father was (or is); we cannot even be certain that his alleged mother, Ann Dunham, was really his mother. And we don’t know where he was born. In fact, his selective service card also appears to be forged, and his passport, medical, Illinois Bar, and school records have never been released.

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Furthermore, although people remember him sitting in on classes at Occidental College, there is no evidence that he passed any courses. No one remembers him from Columbia, or from Hahvahd Law School, even though he was named Editor of the Hahvahd Law Review. None of his alleged students at the University of Chicago have ever appeared on any talk show or written any article about the experience.

In fact, we have no proof that he even graduated from high school. Some say that he is really the son of Frank Marshall Davis, a bisexual drug dealer, Black racist, and leftist with whom Hussein allegedly spent a lot of time in his teen years. If so, why not admit it? Why did he not let his critics claim that his citizenship was unproven, and then produce a verifiable Hawaiian birth certificate and discredit them? Why did he not release his records to prove what a brilliant student he was? In fact, he spent millions in legal fees fighting any release of anything.

And, above all, why did the DNC take a chance on a mystery man of unknown nationality? What if, despite their almost total control of the slime stream media, proof had surfaced that he had no real education, and, furthermore, was foreign born and ineligible to be President? Why take such a chance when there were plenty of young Black leftist men with real US birth certificates who had really had their tickets punched at Ivy League institutions? It appears that Hussein, a communist and almost certainly a Muslim and a homosexual, was someone (or something) very, very special.  (Click to Source)

Gene Therapy, ‘Medical Chips’ Top Advances Predicted for 2018

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This will be the year of the “medical chip.” That’s the prediction of leading health expert Dr. Michael Roizen, chief wellness officer at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic and a regular Newsmax Health contributor.

“We will be using more computer chip technology or silicon chips to improve health whether internally to communicate with an insulin pump or externally like the new sleep apnea device,” he says.

“We will be seeing vast improvement and efficiency in emergency rooms and clinics all over the world using chips to monitor patients’ vital statistics instead of poking and prodding them. A team of physicals in one central monitoring area, like a ‘command central,’ will be able to evaluate hundreds of patients at a time in hospitals — even around the world — using chip technology.”

Chip advances are just one of several up-and-coming technologies and advances in the medical field predicted by the Cleveland clinic for 2018. Each year, the clinic convenes a panel of physicians and scientists — led by Roizen — to identify the next big things in medicine.

Here are some of the panel’s top picks for 2018, along with other medical innovations we can expect.

Gene therapy: This year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expected to approve a new gene therapy treatment that targets cells in the body through viral “vectors” to provide visual function in some patients with forms of retinitis pigmentosa and Leber Congenital amaurosis.

The advance marks the latest in a series of breakthoughs in gene therapy that have emerged in recent years, from new medications that target gene defects to diagnostic tests for heart disease, cancer, and Alzheimer’s disease. Genetics are expected to be a major focus of medical research in the year ahead.

Immunotherapy for cancer: Several critical recent developments in using immunotherapy techniques that enlist the body’s own natural defenses to fight cancer are expected to make greater strides in 2018.

“Treatments are being developed using antibodies to disrupt the tumor’s shield, so that your own immune system can attack,” says Dr. Joanne Weidhaas, director, Division of Molecular and Cellular Oncology at UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine.

“We are also working on treatments where we take cells out of your immune system, reengineer them and return them to fight the cancer.”

Hybrid insulin delivery system: Hailed as the first artificial pancreas, the hybrid closed-loop insulin delivery system helps make Type 1 diabetes more manageable. It was approved by the FDA in 2016 and the market for the product is expected to be officially launched in 2018 as more patients demand the technology.

The new technology replaces the “open loop” system that requires diabetics to use the information from their continuous glucose monitor to determine how much insulin to inject. A chip allows direct communication between the glucose monitoring device and the insulin pump to ensure stabile blood glucose at an unprecedented level, says Roizen.

Wearable patch for apnea: Sleep apnea, the most common sleep disturbance in the country, impacts 21 million Americans and can lead to high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke. While continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) devices are the gold standard of treatment, it is estimated that almost half sleep apnea patient refuse to wear them.

Companies are now marketing an implant that delivers direct stimulation to open key airways during sleep. It is controlled by a wearable patch that works like a pacemaker and has had positive results in clinical testing.

“These neuromodulation systems are predicted to help deliver a better night’s sleep to more patients and spouses nationwide,” says Roizen.

Telemedicine: Roizen heralds the emergency of telemedicine technology as one of the greatest life-saving advances.

“Removing geographic barriers to health care can result in timelier, more efficient and more optimal outcomes as well as significant cost savings,” he says.

Telemedicine, also known as “distant health technology,” can enable care for both the physically challenged and those most vulnerable to infection. It’s predicted that over 7 million patients will use telemedicine technologies in 2018 — a 19-fold increase from 2013.

Pointer study for Alzheimer’s disease: The Alzheimer’s Association will launch a $20 million U.S. two-year clinical trial to test the ability of a multi-dimensional lifestyle intervention to prevent cognitive decline and dementia in2, 500 older adults at risk for cognitive decline.

This important study comes on the wake of the breakthrough Alzheimer’s Association International Conference held in 2017 pinpointing the important of lifestyle changes in preventing and delaying Alzheimer’s disease.

Surgical advance: In 2018, the MasSpec pen will undergo clinical trials that may allow surgeons to analyze tissue during surgery to determine on-the-spot whether tissue is healthy or cancerous, increasing the success of such operations. (Click to Source)

Flu season is shaping up as one of the worst in years, officials say

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The entire continental United States is experiencing widespread flu right now, the first time in the 13 years of the current tracking system that that has happened, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Officials said that this flu season is shaping up to be one of the worst in recent years.

The rate of flu hospitalizations — the number of people hospitalized with flu per 100,000 — nearly doubled last week compared with the previous week. Last week it was 22.7 per 100,000 people; the week before that rate was 13.7.

At the peak of the 2014-15 season, one of the two most severe seasons in the last 15 years or so, 29.9 people out of every 100,000 were hospitalized for flu.

The latest data — for the week ending Jan. 6 — suggest the season may be peaking right now, the CDC’s director, Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, told reporters Friday. But she warned that many more people will be infected before the season is over.

There’s a difference between an active flu season — when a large number of people get sick — and a severe season, when the numbers of people hospitalized for flu or who die from the infection are unusually high.

It can be hard to tell in real time where a flu season will fall on the severity scale, because sometimes reports of influenza hospitalization and deaths — especially deaths among children — lag.

That said, this year is starting to look like a severe season, and maybe more severe than last year, which was also bad, said Dr. Dan Jernigan, head of CDC’s influenza division.

“There’s lots of flu in lots of places,” he said.

So far, Jernigan said, this year’s season doesn’t appear to be quite as bad as 2014-15.

The influenza A virus H3N2 has caused the lion’s share of the illness in most parts of the country this year.

But recently there’s been an uptick in activity by another influenza A virus, H1N1, Jernigan said, warning that even if the season appears to have peaked, flu viruses will circulate for weeks to come and people should continue to take precautions against getting infected.

Jernigan said that people over the age of 65 are being hospitalized for flu this season more than any other population. Even people age 50 to 64 are being hospitalized in high numbers.

Flu often hits the ends of the age spectrum more than the middle, and that’s the case this year as well. The CDC reported seven more children have died from flu, bringing the season total to 20 so far. While tragic, that number is low in comparison with other years — 110 last year, 92 in 2015-2016. But if other seasons are a gauge, that grim tally may continue to rise in coming weeks.

Officials feared that the flu vaccine may not work particularly well this season, but it appears to be faring slightly better than expected.

Preliminary testing by the CDC suggests the vaccine is probably more protective than it was in Australia during its 2017 winter. The Australian interim estimate suggested the H3N2 component of the vaccine — and H3N2 was the main virus there during their most recent winter — was only about 10 percent effective.

That means if 100 people got the flu shot and all were exposed to H3N2 viruses, only 10 would have been protected.

Jernigan said it looks more like the H3N2 portion of the vaccine is performing here like it did last year, when it was 34 percent effective at preventing infection. Unfortunately, that’s about on par for the flu shot’s H3N2 component, which is the weak link of flu vaccine.

The CDC should have interim data on the question of the vaccine’s effectiveness in the second half of February. (Click to Source)

Lindsey Graham to Americans: Your Country Belongs to the World

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America is not owned by Americans and their children but is instead held by people all over the globe, according to a statement from amnesty advocate Sen. Lindsey Graham.

“I’ve always believed that America is an idea [which is] not defined by its people but by its ideals,” Graham said in a press statement January 12 which sought to criticise President Donald Trump for describing some foreign countries as less pleasant than America, or as “shitholes.”

Graham continued:

The American ideal is embraced by people all over the globe.  It was best said a long time ago, E Pluribus Unum – Out of Many, One. Diversity has always been our strength, not our weakness.  In reforming immigration we cannot lose these American Ideals.

Graham was a founding member of the 2013 “Gang of Eight” pro-amnesty group and has frequently urged the importation of more cheap labor for his home-state companies.

His view of Americans’ homeland as the shared property of the world is shared by many other pro-immigration advocates. For example, Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, who is working with Graham to push the amnesty bill, said in December:

America is a land of immigrants — it is who we are … that is why I have consistently supported humane and comprehensive immigration law reform, and it is why I am a proud co-sponsor of the DREAM Act.

In 2014, President Barack Obama voiced a similar claim, telling his audience that Americans do not have the right to exclude migrants:

Sometimes we get attached to our particular tribe, our particular race, our particular religion, and then we start treating other folks differently.

And that, sometimes, has been a bottleneck to how we think about immigration.  If you look at the history of immigration in this country, each successive wave, there have been periods where the folks who were already here suddenly say, well, I don’t want those folks.  Even though the only people who have the right to say that are some Native Americans.

Business elites also use the ideal of immigration to shake off the civic demands from their fellow citizens — and also to cut payroll costs, increase sales, grow profits and spike the value of real-estate.

On January 12, for example, shortly after Democrats leaked Trump’s description of some foreign countries as “shitholes” — Goldman Sachs’s CEO used Twitter to declare that Americans’ prime directive is acceptance of foreign immigrants.

The D.C.-based head of Mark Zuckerberg’s cheap-labor lobby, FWD.us, also insists that America is home to anyone who gets through the border.

In contrast, President Donald Trump won the 2016 election because voters shared his frequently expressed favoritism towards his own country and his fellow citizens. In his inauguration speech, Trump declared:

This is your day. This is your celebration. And this, the United States of America, is your country. What truly matters is not which party controls our government, but whether our government is controlled by the people. January 20th 2017, will be remembered as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again.

The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer. Everyone is listening to you now. You came by the tens of millions to become part of a historic movement the likes of which the world has never seen before.

At the center of this movement is a crucial conviction: that a nation exists to serve its citizens. Americans want great schools for their children, safe neighborhoods for their families, and good jobs for themselves. These are the just and reasonable demands of a righteous public.

In his pro-immigration statement, Graham also argued that government-imposed civic variety — “diversity” — is an American ideal that is ensured by mass-immigration.

But numerous studies have shown that diversity increases civic conflict and reduces citizens’ ability or willingness to control their government and elites, such as their home-state Senators. According to a 2007 article describing a multi-year study by Harvard University about the impact of diversity:

Harvard political scientist Robert Putnam — famous for “Bowling Alone,” his 2000 book on declining civic engagement — has found that the greater the diversity in a community, the fewer people vote and the less they volunteer, the less they give to charity and work on community projects. In the most diverse communities, neighbors trust one another about half as much as they do in the most homogenous settings. The study, the largest ever on civic engagement in America, found that virtually all measures of civic health are lower in more diverse settings …

Putnam writes that those in more diverse communities tend to “distrust their neighbors, regardless of the color of their skin, to withdraw even from close friends, to expect the worst from their community and its leaders, to volunteer less, give less to charity and work on community projects less often, to register to vote less, to agitate for social reform more but have less faith that they can actually make a difference, and to huddle unhappily in front of the television.”

“People living in ethnically diverse settings appear to ‘hunker down’ — that is, to pull in like a turtle,” Putnam writes.

Polls show that Trump’s American-first immigration policy is very popular. For example, a December poll of likely 2018 voters shows two-to-one voter support for Trump’s pro-American immigration policies, and a lopsided four-to-one opposition against the cheap-labor, mass-immigration, economic policy pushed by bipartisan establishment-backed D.C. interest-groups.

Business groups and Democrats tout the misleading, industry-funded “Nation of Immigrants” polls which pressure Americans to say they welcome migrants, including the roughly 670,000 ‘DACA’ illegals and the roughly 3.25 million ‘dreamer’ illegals.

The alternative “priority or fairness” polls — plus the 2016 election — show that voters in the polling booth put a much higher priority on helping their families, neighbors, and fellow nationals get decent jobs in a high-tech, high-immigration, low-wage economy.

Four million Americans turn 18 each year and begin looking for good jobs in the free market.

But the federal government inflates the supply of new labor by annually accepting 1 million new legal immigrants, by providing work-permits to roughly 3 million resident foreigners, and by doing little to block the employment of roughly 8 million illegal immigrants.

The Washington-imposed economic policy of economic growth via mass-immigration floods the market with foreign labor, spikes profits and Wall Street values by cutting salaries for manual and skilled labor offered by blue-collar and white-collar employees. It also drives up real estate prices, widens wealth-gaps, reduces high-tech investment, increases state and local tax burdens, hurts kids’ schools and college education, pushes Americans away from high-tech careers, and sidelines at least 5 million marginalized Americans and their families, including many who are now struggling with opioid addictions.

The cheap-labor policy has also reduced investment and job creation in many interior states because the coastal cities have a surplus of imported labor. For example, almost 27 percent of zip codes in Missouri had fewer jobs or businesses in 2015 than in 2000, according to a new report by the Economic Innovation Group. In Kansas, almost 29 percent of zip codes had fewer jobs and businesses in 2015 compared to 2000, which was a two-decade period of massive cheap-labor immigration.

Because of the successful cheap-labor strategy, wages for men have remained flat since 1973, and a large percentage of the nation’s annual income has shifted to investors and away from employees. (Click to Source)

GREAT PYRAMID HIDING A STARGATE? Scientist Suggests There Is A Mysterious Object Hidden In Unexplored Cavity That Pharaoh Used “To Pass Through The Gates Of The Sky”

Giza Pyramid: Scientist Suggests There is an ‘Iron Throne’ in Unexplored Cavity

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The newly discovered cavity in the Giza Pyramid has left scientists around the world wondering what lies inside the mysterious chamber. Italian mathematician Giulio Magli may have some answers.

In November 2017, the magazine Nature published the results of the ScanPyramids project revealing that there is a large cavity at least 30 meters long within the Pyramid of Cheops (Giza Pyramid) in Egypt. Since then, scientists and archaeologists around the world have been trying to discover what this void contains and what its purpose was.

Giulio Magli, professor of Mathematics and Archaeoastronomy at the Politecnico di Milano, has proposed one of the first hypotheses; his conclusions were published by Eurekalert.

According to the scientist, the newly found chamber was hardly a mistake made during the construction, neither did it carry an architectural function such as reducing the load on the main corridor of the pyramid, as some experts have suggested.

Magli believes that the answer can be found in the burial religion of the ancient Egypt.

“There is a possible interpretation, which is in good agreement with what we know about the Egyptian funerary religion as witnessed in the Pyramids Texts. In these texts it is said that the pharaoh, before reaching the stars of the north, will have to pass the “gates of the sky” and sit on his “throne of iron,” Magli was reported as saying by Eurekalert.

“The room may contain, at its upper end and exactly under the apex of the great pyramid, an object needed by Cheops after crossing the doors: the “iron throne” mentioned in the Pyramid Texts,” Magli said.

The scientist noted that in the pyramid there are four “air ducts” along which the spirit of the deceased ruler could “get out”, while the passage leading to the north ends with a sealed door. It is behind this door, according to Magli, that there is chamber containing the throne.

He recalled that inside the same pyramid the throne of Cheop’s mother Queen Hetepheres had been discovered. It had a low cedar base covered in gold and faience.

“Cheops’ could be similar, but coated with thin iron sheets. Of course it would not be melted iron, but meteoritic iron, that is, fallen from the sky in the form of Iron meteorites [distinguishable due to the high percentage of Nickel] and again cited in the Texts,” Magli said.

The pyramid of Cheops also known as the Giza Pyramid is one of the Seven Wonders of the World, which was built in the middle of the third millennium BC, at the time of Pharaoh Khufu (Cheops), representative of the Fourth Dynasty of the Ancient Egyptian Kingdom.

The structure, 145 meters in height and 230 meters in width, remains one of the tallest and largest structures ever built by mankind. (Click to Source)

Ancient Egypt: Mysterious 2,600-Year-Old Temple And Statues Point To Holy Site At “Hill Of The Pharaohs”

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Archaeologists working in Egypt have uncovered the remains of a mysterious 2,600-year-old temple and a series of sacred artefacts they believe to be part of a holy complex at the Hill of The Pharaohs.

In their excavations in the north of Egypt, the team said they found signs of the temple structure as well as other ancient objects which they dated to the late period between 664-332 B.C.

The archaeologists at the Tel al-Pharaeen site, also known as the Ancient Buto site in the Kafr al-Sheikh governorate said the temple appeared to have held four furnaces which were likely used to make devotiional offerings.

Ayman Ashmawy, head of the ancient Egyptian antiquities sector at Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities said in a statement that the mud walls recovered in the dig would have formed the architectural axis of the temple.

The archaeologists at the Tel Al-Pharaeen site, also known as the Ancient Buto site in the Kafr al-Sheikh governorate in the Nile Delta, said they also found four furnaces which were likely used to make offerings in the temple. Egypt Ministry of Antiquities

The archaeologists also recovered the bases of two limestone pillars that would have once formed some of the integral structure of the temple.

Experts uncovered other limestone artefacts including a statue of King Psamtik I seated on a throne and partly identifiable by a royal handkerchief he was depicted as holding. The upper part of the statue had become damaged over the centuries.

Another as of yet unidentifiable royal statue was also uncovered. The carved black granite statue has lost its head, its neck and a section just below one knee. However, experts believe this is also likely to Psamtik because of its royal clothing.

Another, as of yet unidentifiable, royal statue has also been uncovered. The carved black granite statue has lost its head, it’s neck and a section just below one knee. Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities

The dig has uncovered part of the upper section of an ancient Egyptian god carved in quartzite, an inscription relating to the Buto temple and the royal cartouche of Psamtik. The statues and other fragments, including a necklace and symbol of the goddess Hathor recovered from the site, have been stored at the Ministry of Antiquities.

In recent years, Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities has been working to publicize the ongoing archaeology work in the country in a bid to attract tourism. Following Egypt’s 2011 revolution and the extended period of instability that followed, tourist numbers to the North African nation have dwindled.

Last month archaeologists discovered four intact children’s graves at a quarry that once provided stone for buildings built centuries later. The youngest of the children was between two or three years old at the time of death, according to Live Science.

In November, experts uncovered an ancient sarcophagus containing a startlingly well-preserved mummy wearing an intricately painted gold-and-blue burial mask. (Click to Source)

Shocking Study Shows 170 MILLION Americans Drinking Radioactive Water And Gov’t Is Hiding It

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By Matt Agorist

A damning report from the Environmental Working Group has just revealed that drinking water for more than 170 million Americans in all 50 states contains radioactive elements that are shown to cause cancer. Not only does the report expose the deadly levels of radiation but it also shows that officials have been actively covering it up.

EWG’s investigation consisted of testing the water supplies of nearly 50,000 public water systems from all 50 states. Researchers found that from “2010 to 2015, more than 22,000 utilities in all 50 states reported radium in the treated water delivered to customers’ taps.”

Only a small percentage of the water supplies exceeded what the Environmental Protection Agency considers “safe;” however, their standards for legal radiation limits are more than 40 years old. EWG pointed out that, according to more recent standards, like those set in 2006 in California, nearly 100 percent of tested water supplies failed. These findings make Flint, Michigan look like child’s play.

“Most radioactive elements in tap water come from natural sources, but that doesn’t take away the need to protect people through stronger standards and better water treatment,” said Olga Naidenko, Ph.D., EWG’s senior science advisor for children’s environmental health. “Millions of Americans are drinking water with potentially harmful levels of radioactive elements, but the outdated federal standards mean many people don’t know about the risk they face when they turn on the tap.”

The problem is only getting worse, too. As EWG reports, the government has long known about this problem and has covered it up by fudging the numbers. Now, one of the people who admitted to fudging the numbers has just been nominated to head the White House Council on Environmental Quality, or CEQ

The nominee, Kathleen Hartnett White, admitted in a 2011 investigation by Houston’s KHOU-TV that if utility tests found radiation levels over the EPA limit, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality would subtract the test’s margin of error to make it appear the water met federal standards. In some cases, this meant that Texans whose tap water posed the extraordinarily elevated lifetime cancer risk of 1 in 400 were not informed of the danger.

Hartnett White told KHOU she did not trust the science behind the EPA’s standard. When pressed by a reporter – “What if you’re wrong and EPA’s right?” – she said: “It would be regrettable.”

Not only did Hartnett White admit to the media they’d been cooking the books but last month, she told the Senate, who then rescinded her nomination. However, this week, Trump renominated her.

“Putting someone in charge of CEQ who deliberately falsified data to get around federal regulations is outrageous, and the fact that her deception left people at serious risk of cancer is even more alarming,” said Scott Faber, EWG’s vice president of government affairs. “The Senate should reject this radioactive nominee.”

“With the renomination of Kathleen Hartnett White to the White House Council of Environmental Quality, President Trump is failing these 170 million at-risk Americans who are drinking contaminated water,” said Christy Goldfuss, vice president for energy and environmental policy at the Center for American Progress. “When Hartnett White was tasked with addressing radiation in Texas’s drinking water as a government official, she regularly and deliberately underreported the amount of radiation in drinking water, keeping families in the dark about their health and safety. Putting her in charge of the Council of Environmental Quality could do untold damage to even more Americans. With today’s data revealed, it is even more vital that our leaders and representatives prioritize clean and safe drinking water for all.”

There you have it. Americans are slowly being given cancer by their government and not only is one of the people responsible for covering it up not getting held accountable, she’s getting a massive promotion. (Click to Source)

The 5 Stages of a Purge-The War On Whites Is a Prelude to Christian Persecution

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Ladies and Gentlemen, there are 5 stages to a purge of any people whether they be Jews, live in Rwanda, Bosnia or Serbia or reside in the United States.  America has entered on the path of a purge of white people. However, this initial purge is merely a transitional step to the persecution of Christians.

I have recently written a series of articles on the fact that the early stages of a potentially deadly purge are forming inside the United States. Some have questioned me and have repeated what I have said, the VAST MAJORITY of Latinos and Blacks would find any purge against whites to be reprehensible. Many would stand in defense of their white brothers and sisters. Therefore, we are not facing an all-out racial civil in America as most reasonable people, of any race, will not participate, except to stop it. I have a very close friend in which our friendship arose out of basketball coaching circles, who now works in the top level of Arizona State government. He finds this discourse to be vile and disgusting and will not stand for it. This person is part Black, Puerto Rican and Native American. He is angry about this movement because it is resurrecting feelings of racial hatred that had been minimized until people like Soros have come along and attempted to exploit any differences in order to bring the country down. However, this agitator, or a former Nazi collaborator, named George Soros who specializes in regime change on a national level, has white people in his crosshairs.  I think it is reasonable to assume that before Soros is done, Christian persecution will be the main focus of Soros and his globalist allies.

One of Soros tactics is to pit one group against the other in a classic divide and conquer scenario. In this sense, George Soros is the new Charles Manson and he has resurrected “Helter Skelter” and is trying to unhinge the country along racial lines. When I read that Will Smith says that Trump supporters need to be cleansed or any number of professors say that white genocide would be a good thing, I wonder how much money was thrown at these people, by Soros, to get them to promote such insanity. Soros  loves to use false flags to promote these artificially created divisions.

When Donald Trump was running for office and was scheduled to address the people of Chicago, I covered how Soros paid for protestors, obtained through Craig’s List, to show up and shut down the Trump rally which eventually had to be canceled. And I also covered the fact that Bill Ayers, convicted felon and former head of the Weathermen, was in the crowd agitating the people at the Chicago event.

Since most Blacks and Latinos will not support such contrived violence, we have nothing to worry about correct? That assumption is dead wrong. Soros only needs to reach a small minority of these people to create such havoc that an intervention is needed on both a state and national level. And Cook County (Chicago) has already shown us what that intervention will entail. It will involve the roll out of UN troops on US soil in an artificially created racially motivated crisis under the pretense of restoring order. And this is when Christians need to worried.  The racial violence is merely to justify the roll out of UN troops. When the UN troops are on the streets, they will first come after the guns. This will be followed by coming after people with politically incorrect views, such as believing that Jesus is the son of God. This will be the fulfillment of end times prophecy of Satan’s all-out war against the followers of Jesus. Remember, we are locked in a spiritual war. Soros represents the side that wants to destroy Christians. The war on whites is only the opening salvo.

Steve Quayle and his associates are sponsoring a “can’t miss” conference this September in Branson, Missouri. One of the main themes of the conference is the attack upon humanity itself by the globalists. This is a Satanic attack and the goal is the ulimate eradication of the human race and the souls of each person. Although Soros’ attacks are centered on whites, this conference in Branson will cover the underlying motivations for these attacks. Christianity represent the hope of humanity. Without the support of Jesus, most would perish and the rest would be enslaved by very evil forces. The attack on whites is only designed to put UN troops on the street so that the attack on Christians can commence. As I write these words, I feel affirmed by the Holy Spirit that these words are a true representation of what we face in the near future.

Meanwhile, as I stated in the opening, there are 5 stages of a purge. These are covered in the following video. At what stage do you think this plot against whites, and ultimately Christians is at? Please leave your response in the comments section. God bless all of you and in this time of chaos, it is important to remember to be kind and loving to people of all backgrounds and races. If humanity would unite under a banner of love and respect, the globalists would perish. However, as unlikely as that may be, individual salvation is still very much possible. Sometimes I think we forget just how much Jesus loves each and everyone of us. All we need to do to reach his divine protection is be obedient in the Word. Believers will never be given more than they can handle if we stay in the light of Jesus.

We are frightening close to “end days” prophecy. (Click to Source)

 

Twin 7+ Magnitude Earthquakes Strike In Just One Week

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First, there was a massive 7.6 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Honduras that triggered a tsunami warning—the largest earthquake in Central America or the Caribbean in five years.

Then early this morning a powerful 7.1 magnitude quake struck Peru, toppling buildings, killing two, and injuring dozens more.  In any given year there are usually 10-20 7.0 or higher earthquakes around the world, or roughly one every three and a half weeks.  To have two just five days apart is certainly not unprecedented, but it is certainly a noticeable uptick worth paying attention to.

177 days (inclusive) before the 7.6 Honduras earthquake was a 7.7 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Russia that was 7 miles deep occurring on 7/17/17.  That happened just as Israel temporarily retook control of the Temple Mount for the first time since 1967.

177 days (inclusive) before the Russian earthquake was a 7.9 magnitude earthquake in Papua New Guinea.

177 days before the Papua New Guinea earthquake was a 7.7 magnitude quake in the Northern Mariana Islands.

To the secular mind, these are all coincidences—though surprisingly improbable at that.  Yet to the believer who recognizes God’s sovereignty, these are unmistakable patterns.  He controls it all.  And to the “Christian” critics who are still so quick to dismiss the incredible plethora of numbers, patterns, and signs from 2017 (see here and here), I have to question whether you believe in God’s sovereignty.  He’s either completely sovereign or not sovereign at all.  There are no coincidences.

Regarding the September 23rd/24th astronomical alignment in particular, if it was just a surprisingly similar alignment to what Revelation 12:1-2 describes, yet meaningless, consider that before the very beginning of time God knew that on that date the planets and stars would align in such a way that thousands of people could honestly believe the sign from Revelation 12:1-2 was being fulfilled.  It was a perfect, unmistakable match.  The timing of what that sign is pointing to—namely, the rapture and the beginning of the Tribulation—is still unknown us, but we would be wise to trust what the Bible plainly says and continue to watch this story unfold.

We are still in the biblical year of the Revelation 12 Sign (roughly April 2017 through April 2018) and shortly after that is the actual 70th anniversary of Israel, which happens to be the same day (May 14th) that Christ ascended if His crucifixion occurred in 33 AD.  Just one week later is Pentecost.

I’m still closely watching this all unfold and trying to patiently trust God for the timing and details. (Click to Source)