Hitler had his Jews. The world swore it would never happen again. Unfortunately, it has happened somewhere many times since World War II.
Always an authoritarian despot.
China’s bad guy is Xi. Germany’s Jews of yesterday are China’s Uyghur Muslims of today. The Chinese have disliked and disapproved of the group for years.
In February 2016, I wrote as part of a blog China’s involvement in human organ sales. Big time!
Most of the organs being sold by China were removed from the live bodies of Uyghur Muslims. Generally anesthesia not used. Most died on the operating table while the removal was being done. Their bodies thrown into incinerators. Those still living were thrown with the already dead into the incinerators.
In yesterday’s blog, I referred to Chinese organ harvesting. Actually merely in passing.
This morning an article concerning China’s treatment of Uyghur Muslims. Totally incidental.
A Chinese official appeared on a sunday morning BBC news program. He was shown a video taken one year ago in China at a railroad station. The scene terrifying.
A huge group of Uyghur Muslims could be seen kneeling, handcuffed, blindfolded and heads shaved. They were waiting to be put on a train and taken to “reeducation camps” or “detention centers.”
Most to be murdered in one fashion or another. Simple execution or organ removal.
Shades of the Holocaust!
Secret police in Portland. Trump’s military. Different from Hitler’s Gestapo.
A comment to yesterday’s blog made an astute observation. Those in Germany at least knew who was arresting them. In Portland, not.
Coronavirus is spreading like wildfire world wide. Especially in the U.S.
The U.S. has 4.5 percent of the world’s population and more than 25 percent of the world’s coronavirus cases.
Since the first U.S. coronavirus death in February, 1,000 people a day have died. U.S. deaths now exceed 140,000.
The U.S. leads the world in number of cases and deaths. Not a record to be proud of.
The nearest competitor to the U.S. re deaths is Brazil. The U.S. has more than two times the number of deaths than Brazil.
Florida a disaster. I write of Florida specifically since it is the State of my residence.
Florida has had 10,000 plus new coronavirus cases for 5 consecutive days.
Forty five Florida counties have no more ICU beds. All occupied. Monroe County my home has 9 ICU beds. All occupied.
Numbers reveal the problem better. Florida has 6,252 ICU beds. Presently occupied, 5,035. A mere 19 percent of ICU beds left available at a time when Florida’s number of cases is spiraling upward.
Unquestionably, Trump is the blame for the bad situation the U.S. is in. He refused to acknowledge the seriousness of the virus and provided only minimal assistance.
Trump is not done in failing to do what should be done.
A new coronavirus relief bill is before Congress. Supposedly this week is the one where Congress will do what ever it considers right and then send it onto the President.
Trump wants to remove remove significant funding from the CDC and NIH. He also wants to remove ALL funding for testing and contact testing. Zero funding!
He’s crazy! Inept and incompetent! Fails to understand the needs of the people. Hurts way more than he helps in every respect.
Finally, the Trump/Fauci relationship continues to deteriorate. Trump says, Fauci is an “alarmist.” He seeks to destroy Fauci because not only does he speak truth, but he speaks truth to power. Something very few do today.
Two unusual occurrences reported this past week. Babies born with coronavirus. Not supposed to happen. A surprise.
One was a baby born in India. When doctors became aware of the fetus’ coronavirus condition, a premature caesarian was done at 36 weeks. The baby has recovered and is doing well.
The other involves triplets born in Mexico. Two have recovered. The third continues to have breathing problems and remains on a respirator.
The affluent in our country do not seem to want to help the less than affluent as they once did. The issue unemployment benefits.
The number of unemployed bcause of coronavirus is astronomical. In the first stimulus package, the unemployed received $600 a week in addition to their unemployment check. The program ends this week.
The Republican Senate wants that number dropped $200-400.
Will hurt big time. A drop in the bucket. $600 was a help. Made being unemployed less hurtful. It costs money to feed a family, pay rent, etc. Something Trump and his Republican cohorts do not understand because being poor not part of their lifestyle.
Those receiving stimulus assistance require every penny.
Protests and demonstrations becoming commonplace. All over the U.S. Seattle and Portland still in the news. New York City entered big time this past weekend.
People are not happy campers. Those participating and those not. Our country is screwed up. The people have had it. Whether the protesters are right or wrong is immaterial. The end of the line has been reached. They want to shout out what they deem to be the wrongs that have accumulated in our society.
Trump no help in putting out the fires. He continually fuels them.
A history of adverse policing contributing to the protests.
“Secret police” in Portland no help.
The U.S. not the only country having protest demonstrations. Russia, too.
Russia periodically has them. We do not hear either because the Russians keep it quiet or the U.S. media opts not to tell us.
Recognize that Putin has not been in a secure position for at least 5 years. Russia has economic problems. Coronavirus ones also. Russian young are maturing and do not agree with their elders as how things should be done. Putin an “elder.”
Recently, a demonstration occurred in a Russian government entity called Khabarovsk. Involved was an election for governor. Sergi Furgal won. Long a Putin adversary.
He was arrested soon after his election for multiple murders that occurred some time ago. His arrest 2 months ago. Following the arrest, he was immediately flown to Moscow.
He has been in jail the entire 2 months.
The people of his area are upset. Apparently Furgal is respected and liked. The citizenry believe his arrest based on phony charges. They want him released. Before he is killed!
The key to this Russian story is that the demonstrations have occurred several times and the numbers protesting. Each time, tens of thousands.
Trump is not the only one having problems.
A without thinking act of heroism. An off-duty Florida police officer jumped in the water and pulled a boy away from a passing shark.
Cocoa Beach Officer Adrian Kosicki was was walking the beach with his wife. He saw a 10 year old boy boogie-boarding. At the same time, he saw a shark approaching the boy.
Kosicki ran into the shallows off shore. People yelling “shark” as he ran. He grabbed the boy and dragged him through the surf to shore. The shark was “dangerously close” as he rescued the 10 year old.
Witnesses and a video someone took indicate the shark was “within just feet of them.”
God bless Kosicki. There are some good cops.
Last but not least, my Happy Birthday greetings to Lynda Frechette. Thirty going on 29. She and husband Bob the best of the best. I treasure their friendship.
Enjoy your day!