Browsing All Posts filed under »Disaster«

The Facts About Climate Change And California Fires

September 21, 2020 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ Despite some progress made by heroic firefighters, wildfires continue to tear through the West. Tragically, the fires have taken more than 30 lives (with many more missing), destroyed thousands of structures, and burned millions of acres. Here are answers to some of the commonly asked questions on causes for the wildfires and obstacles […]

Pandemic Exacerbates Economic Mismanagement In Blue Cities And States

September 8, 2020 by

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By Larry Bell ~ The COVID-19 pandemic is disproportionately infecting the already chronically ailing fiscal health of Democrat-run states and cities that are least positioned to recover any time soon, if at all. Former New York state lieutenant governor Richard Ravitch, now a director of the Volcker Alliance, observed that budget ravages of the global […]

Beirut Explosion Accelerates Lebanon’s Descent Into A Failed State

August 16, 2020 by

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By James Phillips ~ As Lebanon continues to struggle in the aftermath of the August 4 Beirut explosion, one thing is clear: The cause of the blast needs to be fully investigated by a credible authority. It is clear that Lebanon’s dysfunctional government, mistrusted by its own people, does not have the capability or credibility […]

What The Potential Crisis On The Yangtze Means For China And The World

August 5, 2020 by

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By Dean Cheng ~ As if 2020 has not been sufficiently crisis-laden for the People’s Republic of China, it now faces the potential for major catastrophe due to massive rains. For much of the past several weeks, central China has been inundated by massive rainstorms, which have generated the country’s third major flood for 2020. […]

Two-Thirds Of COVID-19 Deaths In US Occurred In 10 States

July 19, 2020 by

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By Norbert Michel and Drew Gonshorowski ~ As Heritage Foundation researchers have demonstrated throughout the pandemic, the spread of COVID-19 in the U.S. has been heavily concentrated in a small number of states—and among a small number of counties within states. Even though the U.S. has seen a rapid rise in cases during the last […]

Why Is The COVID-19 Caseload Rising In California?

July 12, 2020 by

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By Kevin Pham ~ The United States had made great progress in suppressing the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, by mid-June, the number of new cases began to surge, and now daily incidence of COVID-19 cases has far exceeded the confirmed daily incidence during the early peak of the pandemic. […]

Could Satellites That Study Distant Stars Help Battle Wildfires On Earth?

June 1, 2020 by

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From the team at CFACT ~ Could satellites used to peer into the galaxy and observe far-off stars be used to fight wildfires here on Earth? Well that’s what a company called “Fireball International” is looking into as they seek to get funding to set up a series of geosynchronous satellites around the planet in […]

No Returning To Normal Until We Relearn Trust

May 25, 2020 by

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By Larry Bell ~ Remember when the pivotal health objective was to “flatten the curve” — before the back to life and business goal post marker got moved to “beating the virus?” We should now realize that COVID-19 isn’t going to entirely go away anytime soon — maybe never. Summer may provide a respite. By […]

Evidence Grows That Coronavirus Was Man-Made: The Bat Virus It “Evolved” From Appears To Be Faked

May 18, 2020 by

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By JoNova ~ The claims that the current pandemic Coronavirus is natural all rely on it being 96% closely related to a natural bat virus known as the RaTG13 virus. But new analysis suggests this “natural” virus only exists as a fake creation on a Chinese computer. The implications of this type of work will […]

4 Ways The 1957 Pandemic Resembles, And Differs From, COVID-19

May 14, 2020 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ A new pandemic that originated from Asia sweeps the world, hitting the United States during a time of economic prosperity, striking coastal cities the hardest, and eventually prompting a global recession. Plenty of consternation erupts over why the U.S. government and World Health Organization were so caught off guard when they […]

10 Steps America Should Take Now To Respond To The China Challenge

May 1, 2020 by

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By Walter Lohman and James Carafano ~ The growing chorus to “punish” China for how it has handled the COVID-19 crisis is understandable and justifiable. We need to be smart about how we do this, building up American strength even as we hold China accountable. If the challenge of our era is a multidecade great-power […]

The Growing Corona Conflict

May 1, 2020 by

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A Dry Bones Cartoon ~ Life In The Time Of Corona A conflict looms! Open up or stay closed? Who is right? Only History will tell us. Read more by Yaakov Kirschen at Dry Bones . http://drybonesblog.blogspot.com/

What To Expect As 12 States Begin To Reopen After COVID-19 Shutdown

April 30, 2020 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ Come Friday in Texas, the nation’s second-largest economy, businesses such as restaurants and retail stores will be open again, but at a 25% occupancy rate. After that, public health officials will reevaluate the data and decide whether to allow a 50% occupancy rate. The Lone Star State is among nine states […]

NY Times Writer Stokes Alarmism About Racial And Economic ‘Inequality’ If Economy Restarts

April 29, 2020 by

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By Joseph Vazquez ~ The farcical New York Times dealt with the question of re-opening our coronavirus-devastated economy by stoking progressive alarmism about racial and economic “inequality.” The Times published a preposterous story headlined with a false equivalency, “Job or Health? Restarting the Economy Threatens to Worsen Economic Inequality.” Author Jim Tankersley grumbled in the […]

Nothing Novel About Communist China’s Coronavirus Lies

April 29, 2020 by

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By Lee Edwards ~ Lying comes naturally to the Chinese Communist government, which will say anything to maintain its tight grip on the reins of power. Officials in Beijing continue to lie about the number of deaths in Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus. The official death toll is 2,500, but some 5,000 burial urns […]

How Close Is US To Herd Immunity For COVID-19? What The Numbers Show

April 28, 2020 by

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By Kevin Pham ~ There has been considerable interest lately in Sweden’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Sweden’s top epidemiologist, Dr. Anders Tegnell, Sweden is expected to achieve herd immunity in several weeks’ time. Sweden pursued a much more relaxed mitigation strategy, practicing social distancing while avoiding a national lockdown, and approximately 20% […]

China Is Working Overtime To Suppress Research About Coronavirus Origin

April 27, 2020 by

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By Jarrett Stepman ~ The lesson of history for tyrannical regimes is that the truth is dangerous. Clearly, the Chinese Communist Party knows this full well, which is why it’s working overtime to bury the truth as the world is mired in tackling the COVID-19 pandemic. China has worked aggressively to suppress critical media and […]

The Unfolding Debate About America’s Response To Coronavirus

April 23, 2020 by

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By Thomas Spoehr ~ A debate is forming about the U.S. response to COVID-19 and it’s worthwhile to consider this debate early, as it develops, before battle lines harden. On one side is the school of thought that shutdowns, lockdowns and closing of “nonessential” businesses were an overreaction to either inaccurate or exaggerated computer models […]

Trump Suspends Immigration For 60 Days To ‘Put Unemployed Americans First In Line’

April 22, 2020 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ President Donald Trump will sign an executive order on Wednesday to suspend all immigration into the United States for 60 days, with the chance of extensions, as the nation struggles with the coronavirus pandemic and reopening the economy. “We have a solemn duty to make sure these unemployed Americans regain their […]

Red Riding Hood

April 20, 2020 by

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A Dry Bones Cartoon ~ Life in the Time of Corona: Updating the stories we’ll tell our kids. Read more by Yaakov Kirschen at Dry Bones . http://drybonesblog.blogspot.com/

In COVID-19 Era, South Korea Remains America’s Steadfast Ally Of Democracy

April 18, 2020 by

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By Anthony B Kim ~ From a foreign policy perspective, the COVID-19 pandemic shows why the United States should be in the business of preserving and advancing freedom, civil society, and other democratic values in practical partnerships with like-minded and willing allies, such as South Korea. In fact, South Korea’s response to the coronavirus outbreak […]

All 9 Facebook Fact-Checkers Ignore Media’s Promotion Of Chinese Propaganda

April 17, 2020 by

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By Corinne Weaver ~ Facebook fact-checkers are quick to jump on when they claim conservative media gets it wrong. But what happens when CNN and NBC get stories wrong? On April 1, Bloomberg News reported that the U.S. intelligence community believed that China lied about the number of people who died from the coronavirus. Two […]

Do You Remember?

April 17, 2020 by

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A Dry Bones Cartoon ~ Do you remember the burning Front Page news before the Coronavirus Plague? Read more by Yaakov Kirschen at Dry Bones . http://drybonesblog.blogspot.com/

Trump Set To Lay Out Plan For Reopening America

April 16, 2020 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ President Donald Trump intends to announce guidelines Thursday for states to “reopen” as the nation makes progress against the coronavirus pandemic. “The data suggests that nationwide we have passed the peak on new [COVID-19] cases. Hopefully, that will continue,” Trump said Wednesday evening in the Rose Garden at the White House. […]