Glenn: The Spirit is the most sophisticated alarm system ever. Use it.

Tonight, I’m going to cover what happened in Ohio and so much more, but we’re going to cover it in a slightly different way than everybody else is, I think. I don’t really know. I’m not really watching the other coverage on it.

I’ve been doing a lot of reading today, and I’m brought back to a gift somebody gave me and asked me to preserve. And I’ll show it to you tonight. I took all of these pieces, and I had them bound in a book called “Forgiveness is Found From Within.” It is a true American treasure. But to get here, I have to show you what we have to forgive.

It started yesterday. Yesterday evening in Ohio, a 911 operator received a panicked caller pleading for help. Here it is.

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Caller: Help me. I’m Amanda Berry.

Dispatcher: You need police, fire, or ambulance?

Caller: I need police.

Dispatcher: Okay, and what’s going on there?

Caller: I’ve been kidnapped and I’ve been missing for ten years, and I’m, I’m here, I’m free now.

Dispatcher: Okay, and what’s your address?

Caller: 2207 Seymour Avenue.

Dispatcher: 2207 Seymour. Looks like you’re calling me from 2210.

Caller: Huh?

Dispatcher: Looks like you’re calling me from 2210.

Caller: I can’t hear you.

Dispatcher: It looks like you are calling me from 2210 Seymour.

Caller: Yeah, I’m across the street; I’m using the phone.

Dispatcher: Okay, stay there with those neighbors. Talk to the police when they get there.

Caller: Okay.

Dispatcher: Thank you. Okay, talk to police when they get there.

Caller: Okay. Hello?

Dispatcher: Yeah, talk to the police when they get there.

Caller: Okay, are they on their way right now? I need them now.

Dispatcher: We’re going to send them as soon as we get a car open.

Caller: No, I need them now before he gets back.

Dispatcher: All right; we’re sending them, Okay?

Caller: Okay, I mean like right now.

Dispatcher: Who’s the guy you’re trying – who’s the guy who went out?

Caller: Um, his name is Ariel Castro.

Dispatcher: All right. How old is he?

Caller: He’s like 52.

Dispatcher: All right, and uh –

Caller: I’m Amanda Berry. I’ve been on the news for the last ten years.

Dispatcher: Okay, I got, I got that here. And, you said, what was his name again?

Caller: Uh, Ariel Castro.

Dispatcher: And is he white, black or Hispanic?

Caller: Uh, he’s Hispanic.

Dispatcher: What’s he wearing?

Caller (agitated): I don’t know, ‘cause he’s not here right now. That’s how I got away.

Dispatcher: When he left, what was he wearing?

Caller: Who knows (unintelligible).

Dispatcher: The police are on their way; talk to them when they get there.

This is really – this is just an amazing story, and that’s where the nightmare ended and new nightmares begin. Let me show you where that nightmare really began. It was April 21, 2003. It was 7:00 at night. Sixteen-year-old Amanda Berry was finishing up her shift at work at the Burger King, West 110th Street in Cleveland, Ohio. She was planning to walk three blocks home, but when her sister called, Amanda said, I found a ride home.

She was planning to celebrate her 17th birthday the very next day, but that never happened, because Amanda never came home, not that night, nor the next, nor the day after that. Her mom called police to report her missing, and the community rallied. Vigils were held. Simple searches were conducted. Fliers were handed out.

Almost exactly a year later, somebody else disappeared, this time a 14-year-old, special-needs student. She went missing. This is Gina. She went missing, same neighborhood, only a couple of blocks from where Amanda was missing. Now, the community is in real shock, and they rally again.

Police suspected the cases were connected, but they didn’t know how. But when they noticed that there was an older, less-reported kidnapping in 2000 in the same neighborhood, 20-year-old Michelle Knight, that’s when police said something’s really wrong here. Well, days led into weeks, and months, and all of the leads started to dry up, and many began to fear the worst.

You don’t usually survive a kidnapping very long. Odds are against it. But mom had this feeling inside of her. She said Amanda is still alive. Well, that’s what she felt, but then she made the mistake of going on a TV show and talking to a psychic. Well, here’s what the psychic told her, “I just hate this. She’s not alive, honey, and I’ll tell you why…Your daughter was not the type that would not have called you.”

Well, that went against everything that mom was feeling. She was confused. She was grieving, and she trusted the psychic instead of her own self. So she cleaned up Amanda’s things, and she gave away her computer and took down the pictures of her daughter. In an interview, she said, “Please don’t misunderstand me. I still don’t want to believe it. I want to have hope, but after a year and a half, what else is there? It seems like the God-honest truth. My daughter would always call home.”

So now, let’s go back to Amanda. The police are calling her now a hero. She’s a real hero in this case, because she made a daring escape. For ten years, she was in that house – ten. Amanda suffered mental torture, severe physical, sexual abuse. Reports now say police found chains hanging from the ceiling. The fear these girls had to have felt…but she survived.

After all of the fear and the pain, Amanda finally got to experience a little bit of joy regaining freedom. I don’t know how long it lasted, and how she must have ached to be held in her mother’s arms. And then she said, “Where’s mom?” Amanda’s mom never gave up her hope, but after that appearance with the psychic, her spirit was crushed. She died in March of 2006. Those who knew her said she died of a broken heart. She never got to see her daughter alive again.

The things Amanda and these girls, the things they went through, we’ll never understand, and the things they lost, we can’t even fathom – a decade worth of life. Think about where you were ten years ago when this kidnapping happened. Just then, the United States was invading Iraq. Apple launched its new iTunes Music Store, brand new then. It sold a million songs in the first week that she was missing.

We were all going to the Lord of the Rings. It broke box office records. Millions lost power during the Northeast blackout. Do you remember that? And Elizabeth Smart was found alive nine months after she was kidnapped. How much has changed since that period of time? How much have you changed?

I’ve told you before that the light is growing, but so is evil. The evil inside of these kidnappers is profound. A week after Amanda was kidnapped, her mom received a call from Amanda’s cell phone. It was a man. He said he was married to Amanda, and that she would see her in a few days. She asked to speak with Amanda, and he hung up. He never called back.

Ariel Castro attended at least two of the vigils for the missing girls. Now, he’s the guy who kidnapped the girls. He was holding them in his home, and he goes to mourn and hold a candle. His last post on his Facebook page on May 2nd, five days ago, reads this: “miracles really do happen, God is good :)”

Ariel, I don’t think God had anything to do with you, but miracles do happen. God is good. These women survived you. I don’t know about the good part of God, but Ariel, you should pay attention, because vengeance is His alone.

I was struck today, the fact that this is modern-day slavery. And slavery isn’t about race. Slavery is and always has been about control. It’s about power, and that power, that evil, is growing in our country. The reach for power and control, be it the government or in the place you work, it is growing, and it is ancient in nature.

We found out some new news today. On top of being held basically as a slave hostage, a sex-slave hostage, she also birthed a daughter of one of these early truly evil people during captivity. Imagine what birth was like. She didn’t go to a hospital. A new report is coming out this afternoon now alleging that the girls may have gotten pregnant multiple times, and that there is “disturbed dirt in the backyard.”

The evil that we are witnessing in our lifetime is difficult to comprehend. We have to recognize not only the things the girls went through, but we also should recognize they survived. Recognize that there is something in the human spirit that gets you through all of the madness.

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Sandra Ruiz: God works in mysterious ways. You would never – I mean, it’s just unbelievable, unbelievable. These girls, these women are so strong, stronger than I am. I will tell you that much. And they all have a positive attitude. And this is what we need from everyone. We need to still be a family, neighborhood with neighborhood. We need to watch out for all kids. Really, watch who your neighbor is, because you never know.

Watch who your neighbor is, because you never know. Don’t snoop around. Get to know your neighbor. Here’s a novel concept: talk to your neighbor. We’re all so busy zoned into our cell phones and our iPads, we don’t bother making human connections anymore. What do you say we look up from time to time? Look around. We might just see something.

I talked to a police officer today, because I’m going to show you some audio here in a second, and I asked, So if you saw something – I mean, you call the police, I mean, they’d think you’re nuts – I don’t know. Something’s wrong. The police officer told me, he said, “Glenn, I’ve listened to you for years. I think one of the most important things you’ve said in a long time is get to know your sheriff and get to know your local police.”

I thought about that this afternoon in this case. We used to know, I don’t know, Officer O’Malley or whoever it was. We knew the cops. My father, I remember, he got stopped a couple of times for a speeding ticket, and he knew. He was like, Hey, Steve. Bill. What are you doing?

We knew each other. And if you saw something wrong, you could call up and say, Hey Steve, you know me. You know I’m sane. There’s something not right here. And Steve may not have necessarily believed you, but he would’ve watched that house for a while. He might’ve told the other guys on the force, Hey, Bill know something.

When I look at this story, I’m amazed by one thing – the map. Look at how close these houses are together. They are right on top of each other. Ten years? A girl has a baby? Ten years – nothing? Where’s the community?

Incredibly, Child Protective Services, who I don’t count on to do anything, but I just want to point this out, Child Protective Services were sent to this home in 2004 because the suspect, a Cleveland school bus driver – that’s what the guy did – he left a young boy on the bus. So when he locked the bus up, here’s this kid trapped on the bus. Well, not supposed to do that. I wonder if the labor union was involved, because they knocked on his front door , but he didn’t answer the door, so they just left.

They never made contact with him. They never returned to his house. I mean, it’s amazing to me, especially when you remember what we’ve been watching on TV happening in California, when they bust through that door in Sacramento, California, remember? And they say, hey lady, we’re going to take your kid? Really? They didn’t even bother to come back. Now, give them the benefit of the doubt. They’re not looking for kidnapped girls, but what about the neighbors?

Amanda had a child, birthed the child. How in the world did no one notice a baby being born next door, or a baby crying? In a house that wasn’t supposed to have a baby, nobody noticed this?

The interview that is going viral right now is the guy who actually answered Amanda’s plea for help. She was banging on the door, and Charles Ramsey helped her escape. He gave a pretty memorable telling off to the reporters, and it was really amazing some of the things he said in its entirety. Let me just play a little bit of the clip here.

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Charles Ramsey: See, that girl, Amanda, told the police I ain’t just the only one. It’s some more girls up in that house. So they go in up there, you know, 30-40 deep, and when they came out, was just astonishing, because I thought they would come up with nothing. I figured, I mean, whoever she was – and like I said, my neighbor, you’ve got some big testicles to pull this off, bro, because we see this dude every day. I mean every day.

Q: How long have you lived here?

Charles Ramsey: I’ve been here a year. You see where I’m coming from? I barbecue with this dude. We eat ribs and whatnot and listen to salsa music. You see where I’m coming from?

Q: And you had no indication that there was anything going on?

Charles Ramsey: Not a – bro, not a clue that that girl was in that house, or anybody else was in there against their will…I knew something was wrong when a little, pretty white girl ran into a black man’s arms. Something is wrong here. Dead giveaway.

Q: Charles, thank you very much.

Charles Ramsey: Dead giveaway.

Okay, everybody is looking at that, but you’ll notice he said I knew a year ago. And you have to go back to another interview that he gave. Now, this one isn’t as entertaining as the first, but this is the one that I want you to pay very close attention to what he says, because it affects you. Watch.

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Q: Well, once she said her name, you recognized the name?

Charles Ramsey: Yeah, and then I walked down the street, and I told my neighbor, Anthony. And I said Anthony –me and Anthony talked about this last year, but he told me I was paranoid, because I just moved on this street. And I told him something’s wrong with that house. He told me just leave it alone, Chuck. And you see what happened.

This guy I am trying to get on the show. This guy I want to talk more than – I want to talk to him more than any president or anybody else. I want to talk to him. He said I’m living on the street. This guy has been stripped down to nothing. You want to watch this story and actually get something out of it, because otherwise we’re voyeurs. What are you learning from this story? Ooh, what about the chains?

You want something out of this story, that guy can provide it. He knew something. Something inside of him said there’s something wrong with that house. There’s something wrong with these people, but his friend said, oh, you’re just paranoid. Leave it alone. Leave it alone. So he dropped it.

Words have consequences. We should listen more than we speak, and I don’t mean listen to each other. Maybe listen in here. When the spirit wells up in you, do not push it down. Do not dismiss it. If he would’ve known the local cop, if he would’ve had a friend who said, You know what, I know you man. I know you’re not crazy. What do you think is wrong?

I want to tell you a couple of stories, be cryptic on a couple things here, but – last week a couple of friends came over. And they came over to the house, and they told me – I had only met a friend of theirs and their spouse one time, met them one time, met them quickly. And they came over, and they said, “Dude, how did you know?” I said, “What are you talking about?” “Do you remember when you met this couple?” And I said, “Yeah, just a brief meeting.”

They said, “Do you remember you asked how does everybody feel about this couple?” And I said, “Yeah, why?” He said, “You told us something was wrong.” Well, it turns out the husband is abusing the wife. I didn’t know that, but I knew something was wrong with him, and I knew something was wrong in the relationship. And so, I went to the family. No one else said they saw it. I wonder now how many of them are going, Man, you know what, I did. I just dismissed it. Don’t dismiss these things.

One more story – I was at the NRA convention this weekend. And I occasionally will have decent discernment on people, and usually only – I wish I had it all the time – but usually only in – well there’s the line there – usually only in lines like this, and it happens rapidly. And you’ll see, if you were watching that, you’ll see people are in front of me very fast.

And I don’t like it, because I like to spend time with people. But I look people right in the eye. And I have this bizarre gift that occasionally I can look people in the eye, and I can feel them. And I know kind of – I don’t know anything about them. I don’t know what they’re really going through, but I can feel pain sometimes.

And this guy in line Saturday, he came through, and he was with three people. And he came through the line, and I looked up, and I said, “Hi.” And he looked me right in the eye, and he said, “How are you?” And I said, “Fine,” and I signed his book, and I slid it back. And as I’m sliding it back, and he’s starting to turn, I feel tell him everything’s going to be okay. But he’s smiling. Everything seems to be fine.

And then this woman comes up, and she starts talking to me. And he’s leaving, and I hesitated that long. And he’s walking away. And she says, “Hi, how are you?” I’m signing the book for her, and I’m hearing again, tell him everything’s going to be okay. Well, I look over, and he’s already gone. I said to the woman, “Could you hold just a second?” They stop the line.

I went around the podium, and I had to go out. They keep me in this little box thing now for security. And I went out, and I look out, and he’s already way down. He’s like 50 feet away from me, and he’s way down by the escalators. And I said, “Hang on. I’ll be right back.”

So I went out, and as I’m walking up to him, I see him with some friends. And he’s laughing, and I’m thinking I am so stupid. What am I doing? And I walked up to him, and he turned around, and he went, “Whoa, what’s up?” And I said, “I don’t even know what this means, but I feel like I’m supposed to tell you everything’s going to be okay.” The guy immediately broke down and hugged me and started to cry. I don’t know what was going on in his life, but things like that become stronger when you actually follow through.

If you don’t believe any of the God stuff, read The Gift of Fear. There is a radar in all of us that too many of us ignore. It’s a muscle, and the more you ignore it, the weaker it gets. Exercise it. It will warn you. It will set off alarm bells – listen, listen. I’m sure a lot of people had been around that guy all weekend. A lot of people were around this husband and wife, and they thought something, but they didn’t say anything.

At some point – I have told you for years – at some point, the spirit will say to you stop, turn around, go the other direction. We are here now. I don’t know what the spirit will tell you to do, but it’s time to listen to it. It is the most sophisticated alarm system ever made. Use it. Back in a minute.

With all the panic surrounding the coronavirus outbreak, it's important to stay calm and remember where we are as things begin to get worse in the US. We are currently around 50 days behind China in the course of this illness and you won't believe some of the stories and headlines that were out there at the time. Check back each day as we update these stories, here are a few:

February 4th — 63 days ago

The city of Taizhou and three Hangzhou districts will only allow one person per household to go outside every two days to buy necessities, city officials said. The areas between them account for more than nine million people.

Nationwide, despite China's extensive surveillance network with its facial recognition systems and high end cameras which is increasingly used to track its people, the gov has turned to familiar authoritarian techniques - such as setting up dragnets and asking neighbors to inform each other.

Victor Lam, the government's chief information officer, said the wristbands will be connected to a phone plugged into the mains at the wearer's home. If the wristband moves too far away from the phone, an alert will be sent to the authorities.

However, Lam was spotted wearing a mask on Tuesday morning when receiving petitions outside her office from protesters angered at her government's response to the outbreak, just before meeting reporters.

Viruses mutate all the time, but most changes are synonymous or "silent", having little effect on the way the virus behaves. Others, known as nonsynonymous substitutions, can alter biological traits, allowing them to adapt to different environments. Two nonsynonymous changes took place.

China says it has more than 20,000 confirmed cases of the Wuhan coronavirus, representing a huge leap from the 4,400 cases reported as of last week.


February 13th — 54 days ago

Health authorities in China's Hubei province – the epicentre of the coronavirus epidemic – reported on Thursday 14,840 new confirmed cases, almost 10 times the number reported a day earlier, and new deaths attributable to the contagion rose to 242, more than double on the day.

"At some point, we are likely to see community spread in the U.S. or in other countries," Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases. "This will trigger a change in our response strategy."

The coronavirus outbreak may be peaking in China where it was first detected in the central city of Wuhan but it is just beginning in the rest of the world and likely to spread, a global expert on infectious diseases said on Feb. 12.

Global health experts are divided on whether the coronavirus outbreak has peaked or worse is to come, but a more fundamental problem for front-line hospitals and laboratories is identifying when a person carrying the virus becomes infectious to others.

Wuhan's overburdened health workers are unable to confirm many of those who died were suffering from Covid-19, so they will not show up in official figures

Hong Kong schools will remain closed until March 16 at the earliest and an important exam for primary school pupils has been cancelled, the education minister said on Thursday.


February 14th — 53 days ago

Medical personnel in Wuhan, outfitted in protective suits as they battle the coronavirus outbreak, wear diapers as they work through gruelling shifts, often until skin irritation from their masks leaves bloody marks on their faces.

The new cases bring the number of passengers and crew members infected with the virus to 218.

A Japanese health official who visited the quarantined cruise ship Diamond Princess in Yokohama has been diagnosed with the Wuhan coronavirus, Japan's health ministry reported Wednesday.

A cruise ship that spent two weeks at sea after being turned away by five countries over fears that someone aboard may have the coronavirus arrived in Cambodia on Thursday to the relief of passengers and the praise of global health officials.

A labeling mix-up was to blame for a San Diego hospital mistakenly releasing a patient infected with the coronavirus, officials said Tuesday.

Bats, rats and snakes are still flying off the shelves at an Indonesian market known for its wildlife offerings despite a government request to take them off the menu over coronavirus fears.

"This was a sneak attack, like a thief in the night."

"A wartime President."

"A great battle, against an invisible enemy."

"We will win and declare a great victory for our country."

All of these are direct quotes from President Donald Trump, all uttered since March 1st of this year.

And of course, all of them ring decidedly true and make perfect sense. Even Trump's most ardent opponents have referred to the current situation in which America finds itself as a once in a generation emergency, and that we should be on a wartime footing. They've called for more and more power to be handed to, no, more explicitly they've called for more power to be taken by the President to do battle against "The Invisible Enemy," everything from commandeering manufacturing plants to logistics and shipping companies to pharmaceutical manufacturing and research, to nationalizing the banking sector and all mortgages.

On the other hand, the President has preferred to form a partnership with private industries to wage the war. Turning to America's great companies to produce masks, respirators, ventilators, medicine and vaccines that will ensure our country can and will prevail.

The United States – and the entire world – is engaged in a great battle, against an unseen enemy. An enemy that threatens to kill our people and destroy our nation and our way of life. It's an enemy that we have seen and fought before, as a people. We have faced this enemy throughout human history, over and over we've had to battle it. All of us are descendants of survivors of the countless previous wars that humanity has had to fight against this hidden enemy of man.

The enemy is a disease. The enemy is a virus.

The enemy is not SARS-CoV-2, Coronavirus.

No, the virus we're battling against is Slavery.

Call it what you want. Socialism. Collectivism. Communism. Statism. Despotism. A one-world government. Those are all forms of the same thing: some people's individual liberty captured for the betterment and benefit of others. All of those are forms of enslaving some men to the will and needs of others.

A virus is a biological construct. It's a biological disease caused by a virus, an unliving, unthinking sliver of organic material and takes over cells to turn them into factories that produce more viral particles to take over more cells until, ultimately, the host is killed. Doing battle against a virus requires treating both the symptoms caused by infection as well as finding a vaccine that can destroy the virus itself.

But slavery is a political and moral construct. It's a social disease caused by an immoral idea, spread by unthinking, unfeeling human beings who transmit the disease to others turning them into factories that produce more unthinking, unfeeling human beings. They take over the lives of more and more people within a society or a country until that country is destroyed. Doing battle against slavery requires treating both the symptoms caused by the infection within a society as well as finding a cure that can destroy the idea itself.

President Donald Trump is absolutely correct. This is a war.

President Donald Trump is absolutely correct. This is a war. He's also correct, we have fought this type of war before.

But this is not a war against a coronavirus. That's child's play. Terrible though it may be and despite the thousands of lives we may lose to COVID-19, it's relatively straightforward how to defeat it. Prevent the spread, find a cure. And we will. America and the world will survive this pandemic as it has survived a million others in our past. Each of us is the descendent of survivors of a thousand biological plagues.

The President rightly stated, we cannot let the cure for COVID-19 be worse than the disease itself. And he has the right idea in terms of the outcome here: we can't let our response to coronavirus destroy the American economy.

But saving the American economy isn't really the objective. A healthy, productive American economy that enables people to generate wealth and accumulate things is a consequence, an outcome, it's not a cause in itself. What has enabled the American economy to be the most robust and powerful engine for human ingenuity, productivity and wealth generation in world history is individual liberty? Men free to think and build, to seek new achievements and to be rewarded for doing so, to collaborate with each other, to challenge and compete with each other, driving each other to be smarter, to work harder, to find the better way to solve problems.

That is America. That is the battle we're in, what we're fighting to save. Beating COVID-19 is easy, it's only a matter of time. This particular virus may be new to us, but we know the formula for its defeat, much like the long-march to destroy the NAZI war machine in World War II, the writing was on the wall long before Berlin fell. Germany's defeat was inevitable once America entered the war. So too, the defeat of SARS-CoV-2 is already a foregone conclusion, the application of human ingenuity and thousands of years of human inventiveness and knowledge ensures our ultimate victory over this latest scourge.

But that is not the great threat. If the cure for COVID-19 is the slavery of some men for the benefit and betterment of others, then perhaps it would be better for COVID-19 to take us all. If the cost of defeating the biological virus is that we succumb to the political and moral disease of collectivism, then Trump's fear will have been proved right and the cure will have been worse than the disease.

Look at what's being proposed here. In the US, the government should take over every major industry, from healthcare and pharmaceutical companies to grocery and food delivery to airlines to shipping and transportation. Construction, take it over! Banking system, take it over! Stock market, take it over!

And on the global stage, the United Nations is now calling for a permanent 10% global tax on the GDP of every country.

And on the global stage, the United Nations is now calling for a permanent 10% global tax on the GDP of every country.
Ostensibly designed to fight COVID-19, but made permanent to enable the UN to fight future pandemics, as well as the ongoing pandemic of Climate Change…oh, and Poverty and Income Inequality, and sexism and nationalism and a thousand other isms they believe are unfair.

The United States is less than 5% of the World's population, but we represent over 25% of the world's GDP. So, the UN is effectively proposing that about 4% of the population transfer 10% of our wealth each year to support the remaining 96% of the human race, including supporting countries who are our enemies and who seek our very destruction.

What is proposed here is nothing short of the permanent enslavement of the United States for the betterment and benefit of every other national on earth.

There is no doubt the human race will survive COVID-19. Human beings have survived a thousand similar pandemics with barely more than a blip in our progress as a species.

But the plague of collectivism, the idea that some men should be slaves to others, that some people have some sort of right to lay claim to the intellect and productive energy of others, that is the real battle. That is the true invisible enemy that we must yet again defeat.

Ask yourself, would you have some right to charge into Mike Lindell's My Pillow bedding factory and point a gun at him and his workers to force them to produce cotton face masks to avoid being shot? No, of course the idea sounds preposterous and all rational thinking human beings would clearly see that as an immoral, criminal act. And yet many people are proposing that we do exactly that, just the gunman wears a blue UN Helmet or carries a US Marshall's badge.

Alternatively, does Mike Lindell have the right to choose to convert his factory over to making cotton face masks, at his own expense and to pay his workers to make those masks instead of making pillows? Yes, that is moral, that is a human being engaged in activity that he believes to be virtuous and right and, yes, for the love of all that is holy — profitable.

Just as with COVID-19, the defeat of all forms of slavery should be an inevitability. And yet from every corner of our country, the call is for the forced enslavement of some people for the benefit of others.

President Trump has this right. We cannot let the cure for COVID-19 come at the cost of our economy. And if that is the objective, then it is our original principles: individual liberty, freedom of movement and speech, that is what must be defended. That is how we protect and restore our economy and our country. That is how we ensure that our children's children will also be descendants of survivors of plagues and pandemics, whether they are the biological - or the moral kind.

UPDATE: Here's how the discussion went on radio. Watch the video below.


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Glenn gives the latest coronavirus numbers, updating YOU on everything needed to know as Americans and officials monitor China's new COVID-19 virus:

Daily Stats as of 5:30 AM CT (from John's Hopkins)

  • Total Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 1,284,805 (up over 250,000 from 1,030,324 Friday)
  • Total Confirmed Deaths Worldwide: 70,328 (up 16,100 from 54,226 Friday)
  • Total Confirmed Recovered Worldwide: 271,782 (up from 219,896 Friday)
  • 5% of Active Cases are considered serious (requiring hospitalization) Steady from 5% Friday, but down from 19% high back in February
  • Note that about 11% of US Confirmed Cases require Hospitalization, roughly on par with Italy at 12% requiring hospitalization but lower than Spain, where 17% of patients require hospitalization.
  • US has 336,851 Confirmed Cases and 9,620 Deaths, up from 245,380 cases and 6,095 cases Friday
  • The US currently has 309,254 Active Cases of COVID-19, with about 1% of the US Population tested
NY Times: Official US Death Toll Off a Bit...By About 100% https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICO0KwPFWcI, https://www.wsj.com/video/in-ecuador-epicenter-families-forced-to-leave-dead-outside/B35D7405-55AC-4876-821F-8B995AAEF1BD.html
  • In one Italian village, a Mayor reported he had more than 300 bodies, presumed COVID-19 deaths, which officials had not picked up or counted in Italy's official numbers. "The army told us Friday, then Sunday. We're still waiting," he said.
  • Virus Can Contaminate Facemasks up to 7 Days https://www.scmp.com/news/china/science/article/3078511/coronavirus-can-remain-face-masks-week-study-finds
    • The pathogen that causes COVID-19 is gone within three hours from surfaces like printing and tissue paper, but can last for days on banknotes, stainless steel and plastic, researchers from University of Hong Kong find.
    • The coronavirus that causes COVID-19 can adhere to the outer layer of a cotton surgical face mask for a week, according to a study by researchers from the University of Hong Kong (HKU).
    • "This is exactly why it is very important if you are wearing a surgical mask you don't touch the outside of the mask," Dr. Peiris, research lead, said.
    • "Because you can contaminate your hands and if you touch your eyes you could be transferring the virus to your eyes."
    • In the instance where the public or health care workers must be forced to reuse masks due to short supply, the study recommends using surgical gloves and frequently washing hands immediately after using facemasks.
    USA Today Factcheck: Did Obama Deplete US National Stockpile of N-95 Masks? True! https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/factcheck/2020/04/03/fact-check-did-obama-administration-deplete-n-95-mask-stockpile/5114319002/
    • USA Today researchers Fact Check Daily Wire article from last week that the Obama Administration failed to replenish the National Stockpile of N-95 masks after using for Swine Flu (2009) and Hurricane & Flooding clean up operations (2012).
    • The article notes available funds were used not to replenish masks: "With limited resources, officials in charge of the stockpile tend to focus on buying lifesaving drugs from small biotechnology firms that would, in the absence of a government buyer, have no other market for their products, experts said.
    • Masks and other protective equipment are in normal times widely available and thus may not have been prioritized for purchase, they said."
    • Overall, USA today flags the Daily Wire story as True, lending credence to the Trump claim that the stockpile program was 'in a shambles' when his Administration took over.
    "Most Comprehensive Pandemic Response Plan In History" Bush Plan Based on Spanish Flu Book in 2005 https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/george-bush-2005-wait-pandemic-late-prepare/story?id=69979013
    • In the summer of 2005, President George W. Bush was on vacation at his ranch in Crawford, Texas, when he began flipping through an advance copy of a new book about the 1918 flu pandemic. He couldn't put it down.
    • When he returned to Washington, he called his top homeland security adviser into the Oval Office and gave her historian John M. Barry's "The Great Influenza," which told the chilling tale of the mysterious plague that "would kill more people than any other disease in human history."
    • "You've got to read this," Fran Townsend remembers the president telling her. "He said, 'Look, this happens every 100 years. We need a national strategy.'"
    • Thus was born the nation's most comprehensive pandemic plan -- a playbook that included diagrams for a global early warning system, funding to develop new, rapid vaccine technology, and a robust national stockpile of critical supplies, such as face masks and ventilators, Townsend said.
    • The effort was intense over the ensuing three years, including exercises where cabinet officials gamed out their responses, but it was not sustained.
    • Large swaths of the ambitious plan were either not fully realized due to lack of funding from Congress, or were entirely shelved as the 2008 financial crisis took hold.
    The Latest Casualty: Corona Beer Officially Stops Production https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/03/business/corona-beer-production/index.html
    • Production of Corona beer is being temporarily suspended in Mexico because of the coronavirus pandemic.
    • Grupo Modelo, the company that makes the beer, posted the announcement on Twitter, stating that it's halting production and marketing of its beer because the Mexican government has shuttered non-essential businesses.
    • This week, the Mexican government announced the suspension of non-essential activities in the public and private sectors until April 30 in an effort to curb the spread of the virus. The country has more than 1,500 cases and 50 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins, but researchers fear the actual number of infected and dead could be much higher than reported as almost no testing has occurred in Mexico.
    • Grupo Modelo stated it is ready to enact a plan to "guarantee the supply of beer" if the Mexican government decides to include breweries as essential, according to a statement.
    Japan, Hong Kong May Declare States of Emergency After Virus Researgance https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/east-asia/article/3078542/coronavirus-japan-set-declare-state-emergency-amid-surge, https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/politics/article/3078491/coronavirus-hong-kong-may-have-impose-wider-lockdown
    • Both Japan & Hong Kong saw new waves of COVID-19 cases as travel and work restrictions were lifted about 10 days ago.
    • Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to declare a state of emergency over the coronavirus pandemic, a government official said on Monday, as a recent surge in infections sweeps Tokyo and other major cities.
    • The news comes after Japan officially moved the 2020 Olympics to 2021.
    • In Japan, An Emergency eclaration, the first of its kind in that Nation, would restrict individual rights and allowing prefectural governors to call for specific limitations on people's activities.
    • It has been made necessary by a rapid nationwide spike in cases that poses significant risks to lives and the economy, an official said.
    • In Hong Kong, officials report they may have to impose strict lockdown with people told to stay home, government adviser says, amid warnings of third wave of infections swamped hospitals over the weekend.
    • The Government put Hong Kong residents on notice for hardline approach to coronavirus seen in countries including Italy and Britain.
    • Epidemiologist Dr. Kwok-yung of The Hong Kong Medical University warns of a third wave of infections as mainland Chinese had resumed work with some traveling to Hong Kong last week.
    • Dr. Kwok-yung recommends reinstating the travel restrictions from Mainland China.
    Dark Days Ahead https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/05/politics/jerome-adams-coronavirus/index.html
    • The US Surgeon General said this week is going to be the "hardest and the saddest" for "most Americans' lives," describing the upcoming grim period of the COVID-19 Pandemic in the United States.
    • "This is going to be our Pearl Harbor moment, our 9/11 moment, only it's not going to be localized, it's going to be happening all over the country and I want America to understand that," Vice Admiral Jerome Adams said on "Fox News Sunday."
    • Adams continued: "I want Americans to understand that as hard as this week is going to be, there is a light at the end of the tunnel."
    • Doctors are expecting peaks in Death Rates to occur in some of the hardest-hit areas, including New York, Louisianna, and Chicago.
    • Washington State, one of the earliest hit states, experienced a peak in cases and deaths nearly two weeks ago, and now new cases and deaths have declined for 2 weeks straight.

    Bill O'Reilly joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Friday to talk about how he thinks President Donald Trump will fair in the 2020 election given the current struggling economy due to the coronavirus crisis.

    O'Reilly said he believes President Trump will win in November if the coronavirus pandemic is under control by this summer, but if schools and businesses are still closed by September, it may be trouble for Trump -- even with former vice president Joe Biden's seemingly declining health.

    "What I've said from the very beginning of this whole ordeal, is that if Donald Trump can get the pandemic under control this summer, he wins. If by September, it's not under control, the kids cannot go back to school in many places, people are not opening up businesses again, he loses," O'Reilly said.

    However, the Democrats have a major problem because Joe Biden ... is tottering. His mental acute is not what it used to be and everyone around him knows that. That's why Andrew Cuomo is warming up in the bullpen," he added. "But Trump knows that his whole future in politics depends on getting this pandemic to subside."

    Watch the video below to catch more of the conversation:

    BILL O'REILLY: Trump 2020 Election Based on Controlling Coronavirus Pandemic by Summer youtu.be


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