Coronavirus testing numbers are being questioned after hundreds of labs in Florida reported 100 percent of people tested were positive for COVID-19.
On Saturday, Florida Atlantic University professor Rebel Cole released a list of several labs in the state that reported zero negative results for over 3,500 COVID tests, which he called a “scandal begging for press coverage.”
This is a scandal begging for press coverage:
333 FL Covid Testing labs reported 100% positive tests today in State Report for 3,528 tests.
That is 34% of today’s 10,360 new cases.
Without these, today’s “percent positive” would fall from 12.6% to 8.7%. pic.twitter.com/l4AZJISLim
— Rebel A. Cole (@RebelACole) July 11, 2020
“333 FL Covid Testing labs reported 100% positive tests today in State Report for 3,528 tests,” Cole wrote on Twitter, noting the number accounted for “34% of today’s 10,360 new cases.”
“Without these,” Cole added, “today’s ‘percent positive’ would fall from 12.6% to 8.7%.”
A local media outlet last week also picked up on the questionable results, with one doctor calling the numbers “fishy.”…
GM is on the verge of cutting its third shift at its mid-size truck assembly plant in Wentzville, Missouri after coronavirus fears have caused employees to stay home.
Missouri reported its third largest daily increase in new cases of the virus and on Saturday, GM sent its plant workers an “urgent” notification informing them of the change to a two-shift operation, according to the Detroit News.
GM spokesman David Barnas said: “We believe in the short term a two-shift operating plan will allow us to operate as efficiently as possible and accommodate team members who are not reporting to work due to concerns about COVID-19 in the local community.”
The area’s local Pandemic Task Force reported a rolling seven-day average of hospital admissions in the area for both suspected and confirmed COVID-19 cases increased to 24 on Friday, up from 23 on Thursday. It is the highest this number has been since back in May. …
Just prior to the global Coronavirus outbreak, serious signs of an emerging financial crisis began to emerge. As people were beginning to realize that yet another central bank engineered ‘bust’ was coming down on us, we were thrown into lockdown, shuttering millions of businesses and sending millions of people to the unemployment line.
Now, a few months later, we are starting to realize just how deep the economic fallout will be, and Americans are scrambling to adjust their lifestyles to a totally new world order. At the top of the food chain, though, is government. City, county, state and federal.
In the midst of such a bizarre and frightful socioeconomic crisis, the tax man is hurting too. Tax revenues at all levels of government have plummeted like never before, and the pain is especially acute for city budgets who’ve seen sales tax revenue nosedive. While the American citizenry is seeing a drastic drop in income, so is Uncle Sam and all of his bureaucratic agencies.
Take a look at some of the numbers.
“CBPP estimates that state budget shortfalls will ultimately reach almost 10 percent in the current fiscal year (which ends on June 30 in most states) and about 25 percent in fiscal year 2021 based on recent economic projections.
Kansas estimates an $827 million drop in revenues.
Arizona expects revenues to drop by $1.4 billon.
Arkansas expects $353 million less in revenue, with $193 million due to the income tax filing extension to July 15 and the remainder due to lower collections.
California expects revenues to decline by $32 billion in 2021 alone, according to the Department of Finance. The revenue declines in fiscal years 2020 and 2021, combined with COVID-19 costs and increased need for other state services, will result in a deficit equal to 37 percent of the general fund budget — more than three and half times the balance in the state’s substantial rainy day fund.
New York’s tax revenues will fall by $12 billion in 2021 and by $16 billion in 2022, according to the state’s Division of Budget.
For states like Texas, Alaska and New Mexico which depend on oil revenue to balance their budgets, the financial hit will be a double whammy.
While Americans clamor to figure out how to make ends meet in their own households, so too is government trying to figure out how to balance budgets, and the reality is that once these emergency accounting measures really begin to sink in, Americans aren’t going to like it one bit.
The question for mayors and governors will be, ‘how much money can we extract from the people without causing extreme poverty and triggering widespread revolt?’
The answer, of course, is taxes. Primarily property taxes, because that’s the one thing people are still paying while locked down at home and unable to shop.
- Nashville Mayor John Cooper is openly proposing raising property taxes by 32% in order to correct an estimated $250 million budget shortfall.
“”There is no choice but to have a significant increase in property taxes,” he said. “Measured in a percent, it’s going to be on the order of more than 20 percent to be sure.” [Source]
- Dallas, TX is looking at a proposed 8% increase in property taxes, and is having to work a loophole that allows them to ignore state law which would prevent them from raising taxes more than 3.5%. [Source]
- Expecting a $700 million shortfall, Chicago’s Mayor Lightfoot has said that a property tax increase is ‘on the table.’ [Source]
- California is considering a partial reversal of Proposition 13, which would allow government to assess commercial properties differently, creating an increase in property tax revenue without actually increasing the property tax rate. [Source]
- Other initiatives include “Arizona, where taxes would be raised on incomes above $250,000 to boost teacher salaries; Colorado, which is targeting corporations for at least $151 million in taxes to fund out-of-school learning; and North Carolina, which would issue bonds worth $1.9 billion in part to pay for school capital improvements.” [Source]
- New York is pitching the idea of tax increases for wealthier people. [Source]
- New Jersey is expected to see an unknown increase in taxes as the governor moves to borrow billions of dollars to cover budget gaps. [Source]
- CNBC reports that many states across the nation will be looking at tax increases in many areas, including corporate income taxes, online purchases, excise and sales taxes, property taxes, and gross receipts taxes. [Source]
As we move forward in this deepening crisis, we shall see how all of this works out, but for to be sure, Mr. and Mrs. America, even though you didn’t create the fraud in the financial system, and even though you were forced to close down your business, you will now be used as tax cattle to pay for this giant fustercluck.
Keith Knight of Don’t Tread on Anyone interviews James Corbett about The Politics of Obedience: The Discourse of Voluntary Servitude, the 16th century treatise on tyranny and obedience by Étienne de La Boétie.
James and Keith highlight some of the book’s key insights and detail how they apply every much to our situation today as they did when they were written.
- Keith Knight Don’t Tread on Anyone
- Who Is Bill Gates?
- The Secret Life of Timothy McVeigh
- The Politics of Obedience: The Discourse of Voluntary Servitude
- Stephan Kinsella “Legislation and the Discovery of Law in a Free Society”
- Solutions: Laughing At Tyrants
- Solutions: Agorism
As we find ourselves in this new normal, we have seen longstanding agendas, which have remained behind the scenes, hidden away from the public, now being offered as solutions justified by this crisis.
The World Economic Forum’s “Great Reset” and the “4th Industrial Revolution” are perfect examples of prepackaged “solutions” being rolled out to save us from ourselves. Today we will dive deeper into this agenda and also focus on how it may reshape our lives if the technocrats have their way.
In this episode, Spiro is joined by John Klyczek, an Adjunct Professor, researcher, contributor to Activist Post as well as several other alternative news sites, and the author of the book School World Order: The Technocratic Globalization of Corporatized Education.
For generations the social engineers have used the strategy of indoctrination to target society’s most impressionable minds, our children, through many avenues but primarily through our education systems. In this interview, Spiro and John Klyczek break down how this longstanding and effective tactic is being “reimagined” by the usual suspects, to reshape the future of humanity.
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JESSICA DOTY WHITAKER,
KILLED BY BLM MOB
SUN. JULY 5, 2020
BECAUSE SHE SAID
“All lives matter”.
A 24-year-old mother was killed by a Black Lives Matter mob in Indianapolis last week, allegedly for saying “All Lives Matter.”
Unlike Charlottesville, or any violence from the right, this killing was reported so quietly that barely anyone even noticed.
Jessica Doty Whitaker was shot and killed following an altercation with Black Lives Matter thugs who were upset that she and her fiance had said “All Lives Matter” last Sunday.
“According to the victim’s family, the shooting started with an argument over Black Lives Matter and language. Eventually the two sides separated and walked away from each other, until witnesses claim the killer opened fire from a nearby bridge and ran away,” Fox 59 reports…
Citizen detective work:
The secret is out. Wake up people!! Look at what is being done to our innocent children and women. Tom Hanks has a lot of hidden messages in all his instagram posts.