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African-American professor finds more than 2 in 3 hate crimes are fake

Jason L. Riley reports for the Wall St. Journal, June 25, 2020, that Wilfred Reilly, an assistant professor of political science at Kentucky State University, compiled a database of 346 hate-crime allegations and determined that less than a third were genuine.

Reilly then put together a data set of more than 400 confirmed cases of fake hate-crime a1llegations that were reported to authorities between 2010 and 2017. He maintains that the exact number of false reports is probably unknowable, but that what can be said “with absolute confidence is that the actual number of hate crime hoaxes is indisputably large. We are not speaking here of just a few bad apples.”

Reilly calls the Jussie Smollett case “the archetype of a hate crime hoax” and “one of the most flamboyant examples of the genre.” According to Rilley, an openly gay black man residing in Chicago — one of the country’s most liberal and diverse metropolises — is set upon by two white Donald Trump supporters who brandish bleach and a noose while shouting racial and antigay slurs “was a situation so extreme and bizarre that I think we would have had to look at how much racial progress the U.S. had actually made had it really occurred.”

But, of course, Smollett had made it all up, including buying the rope for the noose himself, and paying two Nigerian brothers to pose as his attackers.

Although the appointment of last week’s appointment of a special prosecutor in Chicago to take up the Smollett case is a good sign, Professor Reilly notes that media interest and coverage of the Smollett case has all but evaporated. He points out in his new book, Hate Crime Hoax: How the Left is Selling a Fake Race War, on about 100 fake hate-crimes, that the initial media publicity for supposed hate crimes tends all but to disappear if the allegations are exposed as fake. and that the media’s relative lack of interest in exposing hoaxes that don’t involve famous figures is a big part of the problem.

Reilly’s interest in hate crimes dates to his graduate-school days, when he became aware of several widely reported incidents in the vicinity of his hometown, Chicago, that turned out to be fake. In 2012 a popular gay bar in suburban Chicago was destroyed by fire, and the owner cited homophobia as the reason. The same year, black students at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside reported death threats from hate groups and found a noose hanging from a dorm room door. Ultimately, the owner of the bar pleaded guilty to arson and insurance fraud, and a black student at the university fessed up to sending racist threats and planting the noose.

Reilly found that “This phenomenon of fake hate crimes did not appear to be small-scale or regionally based.” Some examples:

  • A gay pastor in Texas accused a Whole Foods store of selling him a cake with a slur written in icing. The store produced video evidence that the pastor was lying.
  • A white woman in Oregon disfigured her own face with acid and claimed a black man had attacked her. Later, she admitted fabricating the entire story.
  • After signs that read “blacks only” and “whites only” were found at bathroom entrances on the University at Buffalo campus in upstate New York, a black graduate student confessed to posting them.

Reilly’s bigger concern is the politicization of hate crimes, especially where racial minorities are the supposed victims. Those alleged incidents are invariably seized upon by politicians and activists looking to feed a belief among liberals that discrimination and oppression are the main drivers of inequality. According to Reilly, “In the mainstream media we hear almost constant talk about scary new forms of racism: ‘white privilege,’ ‘cultural appropriation,’ and ‘subtle bigotry,” but “a huge percentage of the horrific hate crimes cited as evidence of contemporary bigotry are fakes.”

Wall St. Journal doesn’t identify Professor Wilfred Reilly as black, but his pic on a Kentucky State University website shows him to be one.

Dr. Wilfred Reilly is that rare academic who actually thinks for himself and is not a captive of the Left’s pernicious group-think. His contact info.:

  • Phone: 1-502-597-6008
  • Email: wilfred.reilly@kysu.edu
  • Mail: Hathaway Hall, Room 201
    School of Government, Policy and Justice Studies
    Kentucky State University
    400 East Main St.
    Frankfort, KY 40601

On Jussie Smollett, see:

On other fake hate-crimes:

~Eowyn

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George Floyd. 3 Minutes of resisting arrest. The video Fake News didn’t want you to see?

 

Video footage the MSM fake news conveniently kept out of their “breaking news story” has surfaced  of George Floyd resisting arrest for around three minutes .

Would this have stopped the riots? No. Fake news had made their minds up.  They were going do their part at destroying the country.  They were sticking to the plan.

*”One of the most obvious ways to tell I’f a event could be faked is paying attention to the news release. It’s  a dead giveaway when you see all the networks releasing the same exact story, at the same time.”

This video just adds to the long list  of events that fake news got caught at “faking news”.

There you have it.  Floyd did indeed resist arrest.  The entire fake news complex lied to you, again.  They specifically said Floyd didn’t resist arrest.

This is just another example why I quit believing everything the news media puts out..  Some might think that’s a little extreme.  No. It’s  the only logical, smart solution.  The days of me saying “they lie sometimes but usually they are pretty honest”  were gone long ago.  If you say you can tell the difference simply by using your best judgement, all you are really doing is selecting what you feel comfortable with. That does not make it true.

People saw the video.  They saw Floyd die.. Somebody mentioned in the comment section in a prior post of mine.  Something along the lines that “it’s  going to take more than different time stamps to change my mind”.

Five simple points, out of many.

  1. MSM lies all the time
  2. “Floyd is dead because the video shows it.”  Yes, the video looks like someone got killed or died of something. .. I get it, you’re convinced.  Now go turn on your TV or watch your favorite movie on the internet.   Why do you watch what you are watching?  It’s because the character’s seem real.  A block buster movie only becomes a hit if the movie is good.  This requires the actors  being skilled enough to convince you the roles the play are real..  Seeing is no longer believing.   If you believe Floyd is dead because it was captured on video, then you have to believe everything in all movies/videos  are true.
  3. If we wanted to use a video deposition in court, most states require the date/time to be burned into the video at the time of recording.  If the date is off/time is off, they cannot be used in court.  All the videos  times were different..  Floyd videos should not be legit evidence in court.  *Time/ date can be faked in any video.  Even when time of recording is hurned into video.
  4. To convict, there cannot be a reasonable doubt.   Time/date or  anything  else that’s  seemd wrong with this event causes reasonable doubt.  Innocent until proven guilty.
  5. Reliability of source of video.

I use the MSM as leads.  Then I investigate the story myself. But to each their own.

Fake ot not , some have come out ahead because of Floyd’s death.

  • Floyd family got millions in donations. Fame and fortune.
  • Black LIves Matter seemed to grow in numbers.  They assaulted and killed police officers which continues at this very moment.  They ignore   black on black deaths., or any other death in the black community..  They’ve actually got people giving in to their demands..  Some are actually kneeling for them, because BLM expects it.  .  Yes, they have been successful proving racism and bigotry exist in America.  BlM being perhaps the most openly racist group to ever exist in America..
  • Let’s not forget the 35 million and more BLM has received  in donations..  Unfortunate for them,  the people handling their money, the Minnesota Freedom Fund (MFF) has only spent  $200,000 of the money on bail money for protesters.  They haven’t  said where the rest of the money went.  MFF deleted the board members(which are almost all white) page on their site and they quit accepting donations.  They already admitted on Twitter that ” the donations are turned over to ACTBLUE.  ACTBLUE then give it to the democrats”.  That’s  because ACTBLUE is part of the Democrat party. Looks like the democrats hustled BLM.  Watch, BLM will still support democrats. Ok
  • Democrats have shown how much they love their voter base by allowing out of town rioters to destroy their cities, their  businesses, get assaulted, killed and have their whole lives destoyed.
  • Biden says Floyd is more important than MLK.
  • Science makes discovery that protesting will keep you safe from getting covid19 but attending church, working, etc, increases your chance to get the virus.
  • The first time in history that a transperson parent got to fight alongside their transchildren and transhgrandkids with their trans dog and trans bird. Take over American soil.  They did this through violence and   declared their own country.  Perhaps the #1 country of starving people because the homeless stole all the food the firds day.
  • The first time a unknown rapper declares himself the police after removing the police because they didn’t want police there.  He also declares himself to be leader of country by beating and who knows what.  Proving the people with guns win. Tupac  and biggie would be proud.
  • Floyd  so influential and important that he gets minute by minute coverage the day he is buried.  He gets second by second camera coverage from helicopter  of his car as it travels to his resting grounds. The man is treated like a Saint, even though he was a hardened thug who died while being arrested for committing a crime that is a violation of federal law , which can carry a sentence  of 20 years.
  • Police are getting replaced and now, just as I predicted, democrats are going after their weapons.
  • Muslims love the replacing the police with something like community police.  Perfect because to Muslims, community police is religion police or the morality police.  That gives them a chance to bring in Sharia  law.

Minneapolis is home to the largest population of Somali in the USA.  That means Muslim. You can be sure a Muslim controlled replacement for the police is ready to fill the spot.

I find it unusual that CUP FOODS is also the address of a Mosque.  Yes, they have a Mosque in the basement.  An “underground Mosque”. Now you know it’s  true.  They exist.

I mentioned earlier  about the video source being reliable. There is some evidence that the owner(from Palestine)of Cup Foods might have had some animosity toward the police.

That area of town is a hotspot for crime.  Cup Foods being a hotspot for drug trafficking.

The owners  son is a convicted felon who has been to prison. The business has been in trouble with the law in the past.  Both the owner and son have criminal records.

This document will explain the situation better than I.

 

CUP Foods, Inc., a Minnesota Corporation, and its President Samir Hamaden Abumayyaleh, Relators, vs. City of Minneapolis, Respondent. C2-01-399, Court of Appeals Published, September 11, 2001.

STATE OF MINNESOTA

IN COURT OF APPEALS

C2-01-399

CUP Foods, Inc., a Minnesota Corporation, and its President Samir Hamaden Abumayyaleh,

Relators,

vs.

City of Minneapolis,

Respondent.

Filed September 11, 2001

Affirmed in part, reversed in part, and remanded

G. Barry Anderson, Judge

City of Minneapolis

Docket No. 9-2110-12612-3

Ronald I. Meshbesher, Jonathan M. Peck, Meshbesher & Spence, Ltd., 1616 Park Avenue, Minneapolis, MN  55404 (for relators)

Jay M. Heffern, Minneapolis City Attorney, Scott Reeves, Assistant Minneapolis City Attorney, 300 Metropolitan Centre, 333 South Seventh Street, Minneapolis, MN  55402 (for respondent)

Considered and decided by G. Barry Anderson, Presiding Judge, R.A. Randall, Judge, and Robert H. Schumacher, Judge.

S Y L L A B U S

If an agency adopts the findings and conclusions of an administrative law judge, but rejects or significantly deviates from the recommendations of that judge and does not make findings explaining the deviation, the decision is arbitrary and capricious, and the case should be remanded for the agency to make findings explaining its decision to deviate.

O P I N I O N

G. BARRY ANDERSON, Judge

Respondent city stayed revocation of relator’s business licenses subject to store closure for six months and compliance thereafter with several conditions.  Relator argues that respondent’s decision is not supported by substantial evidence and that the sanction was arbitrary and capricious.  Relator also argues that the administrative law judge (ALJ) abused her discretion by denying his motion to strike testimony concerning controlled drug buys.  We conclude that there is substantial evidence to support respondent city’s finding of good cause for adverse license action against relator.  In addition, because relator did not make a timely motion to strike, we conclude that the ALJ acted within her discretion by denying the motion.  But because respondent deviated from the ALJ’s recommendations when imposing its sanction, without making findings explaining the reasons for doing so, we reverse and remand.

FACTS

In 1989, relator Samir Abumayyaleh opened a convenience store at the northeast corner of 38th Street and Chicago Avenue South in Minneapolis.  The store sold groceries and the usual convenience items.  Eventually, relator added numerous goods and services to the store, including a delicatessen, cellular phone and pager sales, tobacco products, and off-sale 3.2 beer.

Respondent City of Minneapolis issued CUP Foods (Chicago Unbeatable Prices) four licenses: (1) grocery store; (2) food manufacturer; (3) tobacco dealer; and (4) off-sale 3.2 beer vendor.  Respondent first issued the licenses in 1989 and each is subject to annual renewal.  Relator’s family, including his father and two younger brothers, work at the store, but relator also employs other workers.  Relator’s younger brother Nabil, known as “Billy,” one of the store employees, has a prior felony conviction for auto theft.

CUP Foods is located in a high-crime area of Minneapolis and, not surprisingly, experienced problems with loitering and drug activity in and around the store.  In 1991, relator complained to respondent about the loitering problem, and at a city crime specialist’s recommendation, relator placed two yellow “no trespassing” signs outside his store.  Respondent conditioned relator’s licenses on reduced hours of operation.  On several occasions, however, the store remained open after the designated closing time.

In 1993, after receiving additional complaints about loitering and drug activity near CUP Foods, respondent scheduled a committee meeting to consider adverse license action.  As a result of the meeting, relator agreed to remove public pay phones, hire off-duty police officers for security, reduce hours of operation, hire older employees for evening shifts, report drug activity to police, and remove signs blocking store windows.  Relator understood that failure to comply with the agreed-on conditions could result in revocation, suspension, or non-renewal of his licenses.  Relator complied with the conditions, including the employment of off-duty police officers as security guards.  But approximately one-year later, relator discontinued their employment because of the cost and because “things got a lot better at the intersection.”

As time went on, however, the crime problem at 38th and Chicago became worse.  In 1996, neighborhood residents formed a task force to improve safety and reduce drug-dealing activity in the neighborhood.  In 1998, the number of complaints concerning CUP Foods prompted police community crime specialists to open a file on the store.  Crime-prevention specialists visited CUP Foods and relator signed a Minneapolis “no trespassing” affidavit and received two new “no trespassing” signs.  The specialists advised relator to call 911 to report trouble, and he and his employees did so.

On July 13, 1998, a shooting took place near CUP Foods.  Shortly thereafter, relator attended a task-force meeting and asked for a greater police presence at the intersection.  A few months later, two more shootings took place near CUP Foods.

Beginning in October 1998, police conducted surveillance of CUP Foods.  Police observed loitering and hand-to-hand exchanges outside the store and in the store entryway.  Using confidential informants, police made several “controlled buys” of either crack cocaine or apparent crack cocaine inside CUP Foods.

Based on the results of the controlled buys, police obtained a search warrant for CUP Foods and executed that warrant on November 18, 1998.  Police recovered: stolen cell phones; a bullet-proof vest; live ammunition; a stolen bicycle; ephedrine, an ingredient in methamphetamine; glass tubing; baggies of what appeared to be crack cocaine (but later proved to lack cocaine base); postal scales; and three firearms.  Police also observed bullet holes in a door.  The state charged Nabil Abumayyaleh with unlawful possession of a firearm, but later dismissed that charge.  Police did not link any of the stolen items to relator, and did not charge him with any crime.

Police continued to make controlled buys in CUP Foods during 1999.  On one occasion, the participants completed a transaction in plain view of Nabil Abumayyaleh as he worked as a cashier.  On November 9, 1999, a Minneapolis police officer recovered crack cocaine from a CUP Foods shelf during the course of answering a call reporting an armed man in the area.

In November 1999, the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office commenced a nuisance-abatement proceeding against CUP Foods.  That proceeding was stayed pending the city’s resolution of appellant’s licensing issues because, on November 19, 1999, respondent filed a notice of hearing concerning all CUP Foods licenses.  Respondent filed amended notices on February 25, 2000, and again on March 27, 2000.

An ALJ conducted evidentiary hearings on March 28, 30, and 31, and on May 5 and 15, 2000.  Respondent presented testimony from police and neighbors, and argued for revocation of relator’s licenses.  Relator presented favorable testimony from neighbors and customers, testified to his own compliance with recommendations, and explained that he, too, sought to end the criminal activity near the intersection.

The ALJ concluded that respondent had shown good cause for taking adverse action against CUP Foods, but recommended that the city council consider placing conditions on CUP Foods licenses, rather than revoking the licenses outright.  On December 29, 2000, the Minneapolis City Council adopted the ALJ’s report but, rather than placing conditions on relator’s business licenses, it revoked all the licenses, stayed on the conditions that CUP Foods (1) close for six months and (2) take additional specified crime-prevention measures upon re-opening.  The council, however, waived 90 days of the closure period, upon relator’s payment of a $10,000 administrative fine.  The mayor approved the decision on January 4, 2001.  Relator now proceeds by writ of certiorari.

ISSUES

I.                    Was respondent city’s decision to stay revocation of relator’s business licenses, subject to conditions, a denial of due process, arbitrary and capricious, or unsupported by substantial evidence?

II.                 Did the ALJ violate relator’s right to due process of law by denying relator the opportunity to cross-examine confidential informants who made controlled buys at CUP Foods?

ANALYSIS

I.

            Appellant first argues that respondent city’s decision to revoke his business licenses is arbitrary and capricious, is unreasonable, is irrational, and not supported by substantial evidence, and that it violates his due-process rights because neither relator nor his employees had direct knowledge that drug activity took place inside CUP Foods.

Generally, decisions of administrative agencies, including cities, enjoy a presumption of correctness and will be reversed only when they reflect an error of law or where the findings are arbitrary, capricious, or unsupported by substantial evidence.  Cable Communications Bd. v. Nor-West Cable Communications P’ship,356 N.W.2d 658, 668 (Minn. 1984); see alsoMinn. Stat. § 14.69 (2000) (setting forth the scope of judicial review).

 Where the evidence is conflicting or more than one inference may be drawn from the evidence, findings must be upheld.  City of Minneapolis v. Richardson,307 Minn. 80, 88, 239 N.W.2d 197, 202 (1976).  If the agency engaged in reasoned decision-making, a reviewing court will affirm its decision even though the court may have reached another conclusion. State by Khalifa v. Hennepin County,420 N.W.2d 634, 639 (Minn. App. 1988), review denied (Minn. May 4, 1988). 

A.         Due Process

            Relator argues that respondent’s decision denies him “due process of law.”  To determine what process is due, this court first determines whether a property interest is implicated.  Humenansky v. Minnesota Bd. of Med. Exam’rs,525 N.W.2d 559, 566 (Minn. App. 1994), review denied(Minn. Feb. 14, 1995).  Relator correctly points out that he has a property interest in his business licenses.  See Bird v. Dep’t of Pub. Safety,375 N.W.2d 36, 42 (Minn. App. 1985) (finding property interest in automobile dealer’s license).  Our second inquiry requires weighing the particular interests involved. Humenansky,525 N.W.2d at 566. 

Sufficient due process generally requires reasonable notice and a hearing.  In re License of W. Side Pawn,587 N.W.2d 521, 522 (Minn. App. 1998), review denied (Minn. Mar. 30, 1999).  Although relator argues that he was denied due process, he does not allege that he was denied either reasonable notice or an opportunity to be heard.  The record shows relator received initial notice of the hearings approximately four months before the license proceedings, a five-day trial-type hearing, representation by counsel, an impartial decision-maker, and a decision based solely on the record.  This is sufficient to satisfy the due-process requirement.  See Humenansky,525 N.W.2d at 565 (describing the process due when property interests are implicated).

B.         Substantial Evidence

Relator argues that respondent violated his due-process rights because revocation

extinguishes [relator’s] property interest and deprives [relator] from making a living without a factual finding that either [relator] or any of his employees permitted, encouraged, or had any direct knowledge of the alleged controlled buys.

In essence, relator alleges that respondent lacked substantial evidence of “good cause” to take adverse license action against relator’s business.

 Substantial evidence, for the purpose of appellate review of an administrative agency’s decision, is: (1) such relevant evidence as a reasonable mind might accept as adequate to support a conclusion; (2) more than a scintilla of evidence; (3) more than some evidence; (4) more than any evidence; and (5) evidence considered in its entirety.  In re Friedenson,574 N.W.2d 463, 467 (Minn. App. 1998) (citation omitted), review denied (Minn. Apr. 30, 1998).  We defer to the agency’s fact-finding process and it is the challenger’s burden to establish that the findings are not supported by the evidence.  In re Lakedale Tel. Co.,561 N.W.2d 550, 554 (Minn. App. 1997).  Unless manifestly unjust, inferences must be accepted even though it may appear that contrary inferences would be better supported by the record.  Id.  Thus, relator must show that the evidence, considered in its entirety, and drawing inferences in favor of the decision, is not substantial, and, therefore, does not adequately support respondent’s finding that good cause existed to take adverse action against his business licenses.

The Minneapolis Code of Ordinances provides that “[a]ny license granted under this chapter may be revoked by the mayor or the city council as in the city charter provided.”   Minneapolis, Minn., Code of Ordinances § 188.350 (1999).  The city charter provides:

Section 16.  Licenses May Be Revoked.  Any license issued by the authority of the City Council may be revoked by the City Council at any time upon proper notice and hearing for good cause * * * .

Minneapolis, Minn., City Charter ch. 4, § 16.

The ALJ’s memorandum explained that relator’s employment of his brother Nabil Abumayyaleh, a convicted felon, and the handguns found during the search of CUP Foods, did not warrant taking adverse license action against relator because relator legally employed his brother and legally possessed the handguns for protection.  Similarly, the ALJ found that, because respondent failed to link any of the stolen items recovered during execution of the 1998 search warrant to relator, that evidence alone did not support adverse license action.  Further, the ALJ found that the three shootings near CUP Foods had no connection to the store and were simply a “by-product of the gang violence that is prevalent in this south Minneapolis neighborhood.”

But respondent, through the testimony of police officers and neighbors, presented evidence of: (1) chronic loitering at CUP Foods; (2) numerous hand-to-hand exchanges, an indication of drug dealing, taking place in and outside the store; and (3) controlled drug buys inside the store.  Respondent also presented evidence that despite the earlier license conditions, the store’s windows remain obstructed by advertising, signs, and shelving, and that the lack of visibility inside the store hampers law-enforcement efforts.

For these reasons, the city council adopted the ALJ’s conclusion that

[respondent] has demonstrated by a preponderance of the evidence that drug dealing and loitering have occurred on a frequent basis on and near CUP Foods’ premises.  * * * [Relator’s] failure or inability to prevent or meaningfully control the sale of drugs occurring inside his store constitutes good cause for taking adverse action against CUP Foods’ licenses. While [relator] testified that he routinely asks loiterers to leave, substantial credible testimony from neighborhood residents and police officers established that there is an ongoing pattern of loitering and drug dealing both inside the store and outside the store’s front entrance.  And, despite some measures taken by [relator] to increase visibility in his store, the record established that the majority of the store’s windows remain obstructed by shelving, advertisements, and other signage.  The inability to see into the store’s windows encourages loitering and criminal activity in general at CUP Foods.

Although there is no direct evidence that relator or his employees observed drug transactions, there is ample evidence, including the evidence of the controlled buys, that such transactions took place in and around CUP Foods and that relator knew that crime in and near the store was an ongoing problem.  Although relator made efforts to improve security and reduce crime, he failed to decrease the height of store shelves or remove window advertisements, and, until very recently, relator had abandoned the use of security guards.

Drawing inferences in favor of respondent city’s decision, as we must, and viewing the record as a whole, we conclude that the evidence, though hardly overwhelming, is reasonable, “more than a scintilla,” “more than some,” and “more than any” evidence.  The evidence, therefore, is substantial and supports the conclusion that respondent had “good cause” to take adverse license action against relator.[1] 

C.        Arbitrary and capricious

Relator also argues that the adverse license action is arbitrary and capricious.  Reviewing courts may reverse an agency’s decision if the decision is arbitrary or capricious.  Minn. Stat. § 14.69(f) (2000).  An agency decision is arbitrary and capricious if it is an exercise of the agency’s will, rather than its judgment, or if the decision is based on whim or is devoid of articulated reasons. Friedenson,574 N.W.2d at 467;Mammenga v. State Dept. of Human Servs.,442 N.W.2d 786, 789 (Minn. 1989).  “Where there is room for two opinions on the matter, [an agency’s choice of one course of] action is not arbitrary and capricious * * * .”  Friedenson,574 N.W.2d at 467 (citing Brown v. Wells,288 Minn. 468, 472, 181 N.W.2d 708, 711 (1970)).     

The problems at CUP Foods illustrate the collision between two important principles of United States jurisprudence: the reasonable public safety expectations of citizens and the preservation of private property rights, which, in this case, take the form of business licenses.

A city council may affirm, reject, or modify an ALJ’s findings or conclusions.  See Hymanson v. City of St. Paul,329 N.W.2d 324, 326-27 (Minn. 1983) (a city council may make new findings or decide contrary to the hearing examiner’s recommendations).   Despite this authority, when an agency significantly deviates from a reviewing authority’s conclusions, it must explain the deviation.  Beaty v. Minnesota Bd. of Teaching,354 N.W.2d 466, 472 (Minn. App. 1984).  Failure to do so “evidences the agency’s desire to exercise its will and not its judgment.”  Id.see also Burnett v. Stearns County Welfare Bd.,370 N.W.2d 452, 455 (Minn. App. 1985) (holding county welfare board acted arbitrarily and capriciously by rejecting without comment merit system council recommendation to grant relator a merit increase).  But see Friedenson,574 N.W.2d at 467-68 (holding revocation of relator’s medical license not arbitrary and capricious, even though board failed to explain its reasons for deviating from ALJ’s findings of fact and conclusions of law, because reviewing court was satisfied penalty was the product of “careful and prudent judgment”).  

Respondent adopted the ALJ’s findings, as well as the conclusions supported by those findings.  But respondent did not adopt the ALJ’s recommendations to place conditions on relator’s business licenses, and instead stayed revocation on the conditions that CUP Foods close for six months and, upon re-opening, comply with numerous crime-prevention measures.  Respondent significantly deviated from the ALJ’s recommendations without explaining why the ALJ’s recommendations were rejected or making additional findings to support this disposition.  At a minimum, a business owner with property rights in the form of government licenses is entitled to know the reasons for adverse action by the city council.  We therefore hold that the absence of such findings renders the respondent city’s decision arbitrary and capricious, and we reverse and remand for additional proceedings and to permit respondent to make appropriate findings explaining its decision.

We caution respondent, however, that any additional findings or conclusions it may adopt on remand, to explain its reasons for significantly deviating from the ALJ’s recommendations, must be limited to the issues raised in the earlier proceedings.  See Interstate Power Co. v. Nobles County Bd. of Comm’rs, 617 N.W.2d 566, 580 (Minn. 2000); Earthburners, Inc. v. County of Carlton, 513 N.W.2d 460, 463 (Minn. 1994) (reviewing board “must confine its inquiry to those issues raised in [the] earlier proceedings”); White Bear Rod & Gun Club v. City of Hugo, 388 N.W.2d 739, 742 (Minn. 1986) (city council not required to make formal findings but, at a minimum, must “‘have the reasons for its decision recorded or reduced to writing and in more than just a conclusory fashion’” (quotation omitted)). 

II.

            Relator also argues that the ALJ abused her discretion by denying relator’s motion to strike testimony concerning the confidential informants who completed “controlled buys” inside CUP Foods, contending that by failing to strike that testimony the ALJ denied him his right to confront the informants.  Evidentiary rulings in administrative proceedings are subject to an abuse-of-discretion standard.  See Lee v. Lee,459 N.W.2d 365, 369 (Minn. App. 1990) (applying abuse-of-discretion standard to appeal of evidentiary ruling on hearsay evidence made during an administrative child-support hearing conducted under Minnesota Administrative Procedure Act rules), review denied(Minn. Oct. 18, 1990).

During the license hearings, respondent’s counsel questioned Sherry Appledorn, the police officer who arranged the controlled buys, about her conversations with the confidential informants.  Relator’s counsel objected on hearsay grounds.  The ALJ sustained the objection, but permitted the officer to testify concerning matters within her own knowledge.  At the close of the hearings, relator moved to strike all testimony concerning the controlled buys on the basis that he was denied the right to confront the informants.  The ALJ ruled that the request was untimely.  Respondent argues that this court need not reach the issue of confrontation because relator’s motion to strike was untimely.  We agree.

The rule that an objection to the admission of evidence must be made at the time the evidence is offered is well established.  Eilola v. Oliver Iron Mining Co.,201 Minn. 77, 79, 275 N.W. 408, 409 (1937); see also Minn. R. Evid. 103(a)(1) (providing that there is no error unless an evidentiary ruling affects a substantial right of a party and a timely objection or motion to strike is made).  Although relator objected to out-of-court statements made by the informants as hearsay, relator did not (1) bring any motion to compel respondent to disclose the informants’ identities, even though the initial notice of hearing indicated that the controlled buys would be part of respondent’s evidence, or (2) object to the admission of Appledorn’s testimony concerning her knowledge of the controlled buys until the close of the hearing in May 2000, more than one month after she testified.  We therefore conclude that the ALJ acted within her discretion by denying relator’s motion to strike, and we decline to further address relator’s confrontation claims.

D E C I S I O N

Respondent’s conclusion that there is good cause to take adverse license action against relator is supported by substantial evidence.  Respondent’s decision to deviate from the sanctions recommended by the ALJ, however, is arbitrary and capricious because the deviations are significant and respondent did not make findings explaining its decision to deviate.  Finally, the ALJ did not abuse her discretion by denying relator’s motion to strike testimony concerning controlled drug buys because the motion was untimely.

Affirmed in part, reversed in part, and remanded.

[1]Relator devotes more than three pages of his brief to a discussion of Saxon Coffee Shop, Inc. v. Boston Lic. Bd.,407 N.E.2d 311 (Mass. 1980).  In Saxon,a license-revocation action, criminal activity inside a store and the non-cooperation of the store’s management did not meet the substantial-evidence test.  Id at 319.  We reject Saxon’sreasoning because City of Mankato v. Mahony,542 N.W.2d 689 (Minn. App. 1996), suggests that a city may take adverse-license action in response to criminal activity if the licensee does not cooperate to prevent future violations.  Id. at 692 (reversing revocation of landlord’s license where landlord acted responsibly to prevent further violations of city noise codes). 

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Perhaps Floyd and the business was doing a drug deal.  When Floyd was on the ground, leaning against Dragon Wok, an officer leaned over and picked something up off the ground and put it in his pocket.  Maybe it was just a dime or something.

False Flag or not, the whole situation has the Democrats name written all over it.  It’s  only going to get worse until election  day.

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Tainted: The fishy life and death of George Floyd

I don’t believe George Floyd was murdered. Sorry to those of you who do.

I’m not insensible to the facts about carnage and brutality in the world around us. I just don’t think George Floyd died the way the media portrayed it. I have serious doubts that he died at all.

I don’t mean to subtract from the extreme gravity of the situation. It’s grave, all right.

There is just too much that seems fishy to me, both before George’s putative demise and afterward. So much fishiness. And fishiness in multiple categories, which I have broken down below.

Fake stuff. Like the way George’s body was handled by the medics. Here is what one (anonymous) professional medic observed:

– No LOC (level of consciousness) assessment;  they didn’t try to rouse him
– No breathing assessment
– No pulse check
– No airway management
– They used a Furley stretcher, which hasn’t been in service for many decades, and can only be found among civil war era movie props.
– They laid him on his back, hand-cuffed behind his back (how would you do cpr?). This wouldn’t be controversial for a conscious patient, but with a GCS of 3?
– They picked him up with the Furley and put him on the Stryker cot. They did not do up the straps on the Stryker. They loaded him with straps dangling. If you’ve ever tried that once, you know the straps are going to get caught up; not to mention, you want the guy strapped down if he’s a threat.
– These aren’t things that you learn after years of experience. These are things you learn your first day.

Did you see the CNN report about George’s second-grade teacher, “Dr. Waynel Sexton”? Now, tell me truly: If you had a name like that, wouldn’t you feel obliged to change it if your job involved the care of little children? Dr. Waynel Sexton has a big old toothy smile to go with that name. And she just happened to have one of George’s essays handy from all those many years ago in her hidey-hole.

George’s letter-perfect printing and his way of expressing his desire to become a supreme court judge was touching, but you have to wonder. A loving parent would save the essay, of course. But a second grade teacher handles a lot of paper, or did, in the old days. What are the odds of her finding George’s essay amid reams of lined paper, and in such good condition?

Others have come forward with Waynel Sexton-related info. It looks fishy. I don’t want to dox this lady-of-the-unfortunate-name, but her address is swanky beyond what you’d expect of a retired teacher. She has numerous aliases. And she has been reportedly seen at previous tragic events.  Here is a video with more on that.

Weird stuff. Like the way Chauvin did his evil deed while several onlookers recorded him. Now, who would do such a thing? Tormenting and killing someone while being taped is not only evil; it’s stupid. Ok, so some people are stupid.

If Chauvin is stupid and evil, then he is also a dead ringer for actor Ben Bailey. Really. Not in his mug shot, but in the video of him mercilessly kneeing George. Compare that to these photos.  Or just do a search for Ben Bailey and make the comparison yourself.

George’s “twin brother” from his youth in Texas was a sports idol, Stephen Jackson. They were from the same neighborhood. There has been controversy surrounding a tweet Jackson made regarding his father’s Masonic associations and an accusation by Larry Johnson, another sports figure. It is a convoluted tale full of barely (imo) decipherable statements by all concerned regarding Masonic sacrifice. You can find some of that here. Make of it what you will.

Coincidental stuff. Like a simulation company located near the site of the murder that was burnt to the ground afterward. 7-Sigma Simulation manufactured white and black mannequins that are used by health professionals as procedural training tools. Here are some of them. Note the torsos.

Looks like this mannequin is having trouble breathing.

As someone pointed out, video footage of George being loaded into the ambulance is fishy. It appears as if George has no legs.

There’s also the fact that George Floyd and Derek Chauvin were co-workers (bouncers) for all of 2019 in a nightclub known as El Nuevo Rodeo. They overlapped security shifts. The club was owned by Maya Santamaria, a Latina media and entertainment mogul, who sold it a few months previous. She also owns La Raza Radio, and reportedly still operates it. But the building that held the nightclub burned in the post-George Minneapolis riots. There have been rumors I can’t substantiate that the club was laundering counterfeit money.

Santamaria is said not to have recognized either of her former employees in the footage that showed Chauvin kneeing George’s neck, as reported here:

“My friend sent me (the video) and said this is your guy who used to work for you and I said, ‘It’s not him.’ And then they did the closeup and that’s when I said, ‘Oh my God, that’s him,'” Santamaria said. “I didn’t recognize George as one of our security guys because he looked really different lying there like that.”

Hm.

All of the simultaneous hoopla around the world seemed contrived, too, and fake as a Billy Bass fish. Likewise Mayor Frey’s histrionics. Again, my opinion.

That the George event started almost as soon as people began to question the other scam, Covid-19, seems too coincidental to be a coincidence.

Money stuff. Like the $14+M collected through a Go Fund Me account George’s brother set up almost immediately following George’s demise. (The fund is still up and running.) Would you do that if your sibling were killed? Most of us would be mourning, not setting up a cash cow milk machine.

The money gorge for George, which included his Promethean gold casket, is downright obscene. Like I said, this is just my opinion. But money talks. In this case, I think we’d better listen.

Remember, George was arrested for passing a counterfeit $20 bill. Funny money with not-so-funny consequences, pointing to the roots of all evil.

Familiar stuff. I’ve studied mass casualty events, one in particular, and all of the above seems eerily familiar. But another thing really bangs the gong: Criminals – people with rap sheets or bad credit – are typically deployed in such faked events. That’s because most honest folks don’t have the stomach for it.

As an anonymous black academician from UC(Berkeley) pointed out, George was a felon, a criminal with a lot of baggage, as well as a porn star. Here is an excerpt from the letter this academician wrote concerning George’s lurid past:

“As a final point, our university and department has made multiple statements celebrating and eulogizing George Floyd. Floyd was a multiple felon who once held a pregnant black woman at gunpoint. He broke into her home with a gang of men and pointed a gun at her pregnant stomach. He terrorized the women in his community. He sired and abandoned multiple children, playing no part in their support or upbringing, failing one of the most basic tests of decency for a human being. He was a drug-addict and sometime drug-dealer, a swindler who preyed upon his honest and hard-working neighbors.

“And yet, the regents of UC and the historians of the UCB History department are celebrating this violent criminal, elevating his name to virtual sainthood. A man who hurt women. A man who hurt black women. With the full collaboration of the UCB history department, corporate America, most mainstream media outlets, and some of the wealthiest and most privileged opinion-shaping elites of the USA, he has become a culture hero, buried in a golden casket, his (recognized) family showered with gifts and praise. Americans are being socially pressured into kneeling for this violent, abusive misogynist. A generation of black men are being coerced into identifying with George Floyd, the absolute worst specimen of our race and species.”

George Floyd is now more popular than Jesus. I’m not exaggerating. Truly, he is! You can’t worship in a physical church anymore – unless you’re in a George march, worshiping George. You can’t have a funeral, unless you’re George. I suspect that George is going to be in the running for sainthood before too long. Saint George.

But Saint George is so far from deserving of that title. Saint George is tainted, you might say, with fishiness, of which we have already spoken.

If I were a second grade teacher, I would ask my class to do a comparison chart between Saint George and their favorite hero. Mine happens to be Jesus, so I have done one below for you. Granted, all of us would not fare well in this comparison chart, but saints would do pretty well and George is on the wanna-be list. It may offend certain people, but you can’t please everyone, nor should you. Because to please everyone, you have to lie.

Jesus: A home builder.
George: A home invader.

Jesus: Laid to rest in a plain stone tomb.
George: Laid to rest in a $25,000 Promethean golden casket.

Jesus: Helped the sick, poor and rejected.
George: Helped himself to a lot of boodle from his victims.

Jesus: Miraculously rose from the dead.
George: Miraculously raised $14+M after he died.

Jesus: The Word made flesh.
George: Peddled his flesh.

Jesus: Made his disciples fishers of men.
George: Led a fishy life and experienced a fishy death.

I could go on and on, but I’ll stop here. I think this is quite enough to get me killed. So be it.

Saint or Taint?  What do you think? Should George be sainted or was his history and the event itself too tainted with fishy facts to be believed? You tell me.

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Van Jones throws Hillary under the bus

 

You gotta love that.

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George Floyd in gurney had no legs?

George Floyd, 46, was the black man who was arrested in Minneapolis on May 25, 2020 for allegedly using counterfeit money to buy cigarettes. We are told that Floyd was then choked to death by police officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on Floyd’s neck for nearly 9 minutes.

Floyd’s death has become the casus belli for violent protests, riots, looting and killing across America (see “America Under Siege: George Floyd rioters burn, loot, kill” ), as well as Antifa terrorists’ occupation of six city blocks in Seattle, WA, as their “autonomous zone” fiefdom.

See “Antifa terrorists take over 6 blocks in Seattle as their ‘autonomous zone’” and “Seattle mayor Jenny Durkan defends Antifa occupation of 6 city blocks as ‘peaceful’ expression of ‘community’“.

 

From Wikipedia (I supplied the bold color emphasis):

The official autopsy classified Floyd’s death as a homicide attributed to cardiopulmonary arrest caused by subdual and restraint.[16][45][46] The toxicologist found several psychoactive substances or metabolites in his system, and the medical examiner noted fentanyl intoxication and recent methamphetamine use as significantly contributory to his death, though not the cause.[16][47] A second autopsy, commissioned by Floyd’s family and performed by Michael Baden, without access to various tissue and fluid samples, found that the “evidence is consistent with mechanical asphyxia as the cause” of death, with neck compression restricting blood flow to the brain, and back compression restricting breathing.[48]

Floyd’s death has also sparked many questions and skepticism about whether we have been told the truth. See, for example, the post by FOTM‘s Deplorable Patriot, “Evidence points to CNN and Shaun King guilty of fabricating George Floyd video“.

I came across this very disturbing video of what appears to be George Floyd’s body on a gurney being carried by police officers and paramedics from an emergency van to, presumably, the hospital. I cannot vouch for the authenticity of the video, other than that the video was tweeted by @SirWilliamScott5.

As you saw for yourself in the video, the George Floyd on the gurney appears to be legless. How can that be?

Netizens also ask how the police officers could so effortlessly lift the body because we are told Floyd was a “gentle giant” of a man, at 6 feet 7 inches tall and weighing 242 lbs (110 kg).

So I went on the net to see if I can verify that footage of seemingly-legless Floyd on a gurney. I found this Fox8 news video where, beginning at the 0:48 mark, Floyd on a gurney is shown.

I had a GIF made of the Floyd-on-gurney segment, so we can better see if the body was legless or not.

I also took this screenshot from the Fox8 video, and painted red arrows pointing to Floyd’s head and legs.

To me, the body in the Fox8 video does appear to have legs. What do you think?

Questions are also raised about Floyd’s funeral casket.

On June 4, 2020, hundreds attended a memorial service in Minneapolis for Floyd, ignoring all COVID-19 safety rules like wearing masks and 6 ft. social distancing. Here’s CNN’s live stream of the service.

Here’s a meme questioning whether Floyd’s casket looks like a 6′ 7″ body could fit into it.

Below are two other images of the casket from established news sources: Getty Images and Time magazine. Can you compare the length of the casket to the heights of the pall bearers?

Then there is twitterer @SeaShell072 who posted an alleged pic of the body of George Floyd in open casket, which seems to show it’s not Floyd, but a man with much lighter skin color.

@SeaShell072 gives no source for the pic. So I tried to verify her pic by searching for pics and videos of the public viewing of Floyd in open casket at the Fountain of Praise church in Houston, Texas, on June 8, 2020.

But I cannot find even one image of Floyd’s body in the casket — not in videos (like this one), or news articles (such as Daily Mail), or in Duckduckgo and Google image searches.

Not one.

I, therefore, conclude that @SeaShell720’s pic of Floyd’s body in the casket is not believable.

Frankly, by spreading bogus and unverifiable and therefore unbelievable claims, people like @SirWilliamScott5 and @SeaShell072 are not helping the quest for truth.

~Eowyn

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Evidence points to CNN and Shaun King guilty of fabricating George Floyd video.

 

More  and more information related to this event becomes available daily.  In an effort to not be fake news. I will be updating this post often..  For example, The original version of this post was based on a video that lead  me to believe the event happened on one street.  Later on after posting, a new, more complete video became available.  Irregardless,  my opinion on this event will not change.  I believe this event was staged. The embedded recording times in the  videos iis the proof. That is the focus of this post/research.  If  the information was not related to the video time, chances are I didn’t  include it. Sometimes too much information can be confusing and unnecessary once you have proven your point.  I believe this is one of those situations.  Any information I include that does not support my point, I do so in the spirit of information  sharing.

 

Update- Body cam footage  worn by officer driving “Park Police” vehicle has different  embedded time  and  date in video.  That’s  3 different recording times  for 3 different  video’s  of the same event.

Given the obvious importance of accurate time and date in body cam videos. Real police officers would be sure time was correct.  

 

 

 

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Cops in the Cross-hairs – Antifa Declares War on Police

There was a time in our country when not even the Mafia dared kill a cop. But those times are long past. Well-funded and highly organized anarchists have used the protests over the killing of George Floyd as an excuse to burn private and government property and loot businesses across the country. In the beginning, these terrorists focused on destruction and inciting others to riot. But now, these provocateurs have ratcheted up their mayhem by taking aim at police officers and attempting to kill them. The rule of law has fallen by the wayside. The guerrilla war now is being waged with lethal intent. Follow the dollar. The foul reek of Darth Soros, who bragged about turning in his own people to the Nazis during WWII, fills the air. Here are just a few of the assaults on police in the past week.

St. Louis, MO

Four police officers shot during a downtown protest, two in leg, one in arm one in the foot. St. Louis Police Chief John Hayden said they were hit by gunfire by “some coward” while standing on the side of a police line. “As we speak we’re trying to get control out of this city, still hearing gunfire and everything,” he said. I don’t know what else to say. This is horrible. Thank God, they’re alive.” The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that all of the officers were conscious and breathing after being rushed to the hospital.

Las Vegas, NV

Officer was in a fight with a suspect at the Circus Circus Hotel and Casino on the strip when someone walked up behind the officer and shot him in the head. The officer is on life support.

Richmond, Va.

NBC-12 in Richmond reported that two police officers and a suspect were injured in a shooting after they were called to investigate a report of an armed person on Semmes Avenue early Tuesday morning. When they arrived, gunfire erupted. The two cops and the suspect were taken to local hospitals.

The Bronx, NY

An NYPD sergeant was critically injured when he was brutally and deliberately run over by a speeding SUV hit and run assailant. In a similar incident in the Bronx in New York City, an NYPD officer investigating reports of break-ins was struck by a vehicle early Tuesday in a hit-and-run. The officer survived being run over and is said to be in a stable condition.

This video of the hit-and-run was posted on social media. It is extremely graphic. View with caution.

Davenport, Iowa

According to authorities, an officer was “ambushed” with gunfire Sunday. Another officer shot back, and the suspects fled but were later arrested. Near where the officer was wounded, police found a man shot to death and a handgun under his body. His identity wasn’t released.
Police said surveillance video shows that the man and some of the arrested suspects were involved in a shooting outside a jewelry store hours earlier. They were casing the business when other cars arrived and multiple people fired shots at each other, police said.

Atlanta, GA

An Atlanta Police officer was seriously injured after being hit by an ATV in downtown Atlanta during a second night of protests. Police said Sunday that the officer had surgery early this morning and is currently recovering in the intensive care unit at Grady Memorial Hospital. Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms identified him Sunday night as officer Maximilian Brewer, who has been with the department for 18 years. “We ask that you keep him in your thoughts and prayers,” Bottoms said. “He has a long road to recovery.” Brewer was on foot when he was hit on Ted Turner Drive around 10 p.m. He sustained significant injuries to his legs.Police said the ATV’s driver suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was taken into custody. Bottoms said Sunday night that they do believe the rider struck Brewer intentionally.

Oakland, CA

Two federal officers in Oakland were shot Friday night, one of them fatally, as protests over the death of George Floyd turned violent. The two Federal Protective Service officers worked for Homeland Security, and were based at the Oakland Downtown Federal Building, according to report. No arrests have been made. During the riot, six Oakland police officers were injured, in addition to the federal officers who were shot.

Denver, CO

Denver police are searching for a Chevrolet Cobalt or Cruze, that struck a Denver Police vehicle and severely injured 3 police officers, and a civilian. The suspect driver of the car did not stop. The officers suffered serious injuries, but were expected to survive. So far, there is no word on the condition of the civilian.

And so it continues. The mayhem continues; the marching for one murdered man goes on. But the question arises, who will march for the dead police officers?

~ Grif

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Minnespolis police chief: Many of criminal rioters came from outside the city

Using the tragic and unconscionable death of George Floyd last Wednesday, May 27, 2020, as their excuse, rioters not only have converged on Minneapolis, they are now fomenting mayhem across America, including an attack on the White House itself.

We have every reason to suspect an unseen hand behind the riots.

None other than Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo, who is black, said that “many” of the people who looted businesses and set fires in the city are not from Minneapolis. He said:

“There was a core group of people who…were focused on causing some destruction. Certainly we saw that in the looting and setting fires…. It was clear to me also hearing from local community leaders that many of the people involved in criminal conduct last night were not known Minneapolitans to them…not recognized as being here from the city.

For video of Arradondo, go to Fox9 KMSP.

Given the fact that George Soros had funded so many “protests” and social unheavals, we have every reason to suspect his hand in the current riots:

Update (May 31, 2020):

Black leaders condemn and said they did not organize the riots. Somalis and provocateurs probably funded by DNC and Soros.

~Eowyn

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Harrowing account of woman, 51, surviving COVID-19 living alone

It is one thing to say that COVID-19 computer models and deaths have been exaggerated (which is true), and that state and local governments’ policy of lockdown should end because of the destruction to the economy (see “End the COVID-19 lockdown! Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp proved right“).

A staggering 52% of American small businesses, if they haven’t already closed, expect to close within six months because of the lockdown. The lockdown directly caused a loss of one-fifth of all U.S. jobs. From mid-March to May 8, 2020, 20.6 million U.S. jobs were lost, including more than a million in health care, resulting in an unemployment rate of 14.7%, a level not seen since the Great Depression in the 1930s.

But it’s another thing entirely to maintain that COVID-19 or whatever one wants to call it, is fake, not real, and does not actually exist.

Recently, I ended a friendship with an online colleague (we came to know each other through our separate work on Sandy Hook) because she insists that SARS 2, aka Wuhan coronavirus, aka COVID-19, is “fake,” i.e. not real.

In emails, I repeatedly asked her what, then, she thinks “it” is — referring to the many many cases of severe respiratory illnesses and deaths. She refused to answer my question, because she couldn’t, and accused me of being difficult.

I then asked outright if she believes this to be an off-the-scale vast, global conspiracy in which every medical personnel (scientists, doctors and nurses) is complicit. She replied “yes.”

When it comes to the empirical world, there are no absolute truths because we simply don’t know everything or 100% of any phenomnon. There are always questions and pieces that don’t seem to fit, and so the proper approach is to look at the preponderance of evidence.

In the case of COVID-19, however, to seize upon the little pieces-that-don’t-fit,  while ignoring the preonderence of evidence, and leap to the conclusion that the virus or disease doesn’t actually exist is not only poor epistemology, it is also intellectually arrogant, thinking oneself smarter than the countless scientists and physicians across the world who are studying and grappling with this pandemic.

Unsolicited and uninvited, my colleague then called me on the phone and tried to browbeat me into submission, despite my saying that I didn’t want to talk to her. If I were in her shoes, I would respect her wishes, say “Well, let’s talk when you feel up to it,” and let her go.

But she persisted and simply refused to honor my wish of not wanting to talk about it. In so doing, not only did she violate my free will, trample across my personal space, she also showed she really isn’t my friend because a friend would respect my boundaries. I actually had to hang up on her.

So for her and all who deny that COVID-19 is real, below is a harrowing first-person account of how Michelle Benvenisti, a woman living alone in New York City, survived COVID-19. The symptoms and duration of her illness far exceed those of the seasonal flu.

Benvenisti, 51, is the senior director of learning and development at WebMD Health Corp. Her essay does not give her age, but I found that information via a people search engine and can confirm she is real. I wanted her age to determine if she’s in the elderly (65+) group particularly vulnerable to COVID-19. She’s not.

Benvenisti is on LinkedIn and Facebook.

Michelle Benvenisti, “I Fought COVID-19 Living Alone. Here’s What Got Me Through,” WebMD, May 18, 2020:

Somewhere in the middle of my battle against COVID-19, I began to think I was going to die. And even worse than that – I thought I was going to die alone. Anyone who lives alone has likely wondered and worried at some point how they would get help if something serious happens to them. COVID-19 turned that fear into a stark and startling potential reality for me.

COVID-19 is an isolating illness. Everyone is left to fight it alone to some degree. People in the ICU are rarely, if ever, allowed visitors. If you live with other people, you have to isolate yourself in a separate room so you don’t give it to others. And when people like me who live alone get it, we must fight the emotional, mental, and physical battle by ourselves. I consider myself to be an independent woman. I live in NYC, have traveled to over 50 countries and take care of myself. But fighting this illness alone in my apartment tested me in ways I could have never imagined. It was the hardest, most terrifying experience of my life.

Day after day I struggled with serious breathing issues. Each breath I took was so shallow I was afraid to go asleep because I feared I wouldn’t wake up. I also had a fever, dizzy spells, shivers, pneumonia, excessive thirst, nausea, mild pink eye, a rash, lack of appetite, loss of smell, and mounting anxiety. My body was the weakest it has ever been. I felt like I was down to just 10% of my usual self, and I didn’t have the security of knowing someone was on the other side of the door to check on me and ensure I was alive.

On one of my worst days, I woke up thinking I was a bit better, so I took a shower – only to get so dizzy that I blacked out, collapsing on the bathroom floor. When I regained consciousness, I realized I had knocked all sorts of things over trying to drag myself to my couch.

At that point I realized that even though I was physically alone, I couldn’t ride this out alone. I had to search for and seek out sources of support to get me through this. Here are 3 things I recommend that helped me triumph over this terrifying illness.
Rely on technology to stay connected
I’m lucky to have an amazing family – two brothers, a sister, and my parents – who were incredible through this. I ended up relying on video chats with them in ways I could never have imagined before getting the coronavirus. Video chats became a literal lifeline for me. This is a slow-moving virus, and I was so sick that I had no sense of perspective about how I was doing day to day. I relied heavily on telemedicine with the doctors and checked in regularly with my family as they monitored my progress, telling me if they were seeing improvements or not.
My sister helped me with breathing exercises through Facetime. And after I passed out in the bathroom, I feared it happening again, so I would call her on my iPhone and leave it in the bathroom while I showered so she could keep tabs on me until I was done.
Sharing my experience through social media was also an extremely beneficial way to feel connected to others. Initially I hesitated to do so, but after several challenging weeks, I posted my experience, along with my offer to help others with COVID-19, on Facebook. The response, support, suggestions, love, and prayers I got in return was astounding. What a gift it was. There is great power in having a sense of community, so even at the depths of my weakness, I forced myself to respond to calls and messages and participate in my city’s daily 7 p.m. clap for frontline workers. I knew I needed to draw in strength and support from any way I could get it.
Accept socially distant help when it’s offeredEven if you feel alone, you are not. Look around. There are likely people who want to help you, so say yes when they offer. Or if you need something – ask. This one was hard for me.
At my age, I never thought I would come to rely so heavily on my parents. I was losing weight rapidly and didn’t have the strength to do anything about it. While they live over 30 minutes away, my 78-year-old mom and 82-year-old dad would drop off matzoh ball soup, nutritious meals my brother made, Gatorade and fruit, leaving it in a bag on a railing outside my building. Going downstairs while following all of the precautions, including wearing a mask, gloves and spraying disinfectant in my wake, was exhausting. I lost 17 pounds, but I truly believe my family’s efforts kept me alive and literally nursed me back to health from afar.

Prioritize mental health – in addition to physical health

This virus is incredibly taxing emotionally, so even while sick, I had to remind myself about taking care of my mental health. Each time I heard or read the news of a devastating COVID-19 story, it added to my anxiety and worsened my breathing. Instead, I streamed live animal and nature programs and forced myself to stay positive with constant reminders from my friends that “you’re okay”, “you will get through this” and “you’re stronger than the virus.” I recall one evening where my anxiety was at its worst, fearing I wouldn’t make it through the night. I spoke with my mother and father (who is a psychologist), expressing that I had been afraid to fall asleep for fear that I wouldn’t wake up. They gave me advice on how to manage my nightly anxiety. This taught me a lesson that while I am incredibly blessed to have that support in my life, we have to lean on people who can be positive and give us strength, especially when we don’t have it.It took me 26 days to finally feel 60% of myself, and I am still working on reconditioning myself back to normal. I kept hearing it takes 14 days to recover, but the reality is that the worse your symptoms are, the longer it will take to improve.

This virus exacerbated my worst fear – dying alone – and I’m still rattled by that. I don’t know how long it will take for me to feel okay about that, so I’m trying to practice patience and nurture myself.

While I was relieved to learn that my second test results showed “negative,” and I’ve been cleared by the doctor to be outside while practicing social distancing, I’m still experiencing the isolation like so many others who live alone. I’ve even experienced some fearing my presence. Through all of this, I still feel that I am one of the lucky ones to have survived it and to be incredibly blessed for my family and friends who continue to be there for me every step of the way. I trust that, in time, this will all be behind us and we will all be able to re-engage with our loved ones again.

A Pew Research Center survey found that more than a quarter of Americans (28%) know someone who’s had COVID-19.

~Eowyn

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COVID-19 pop culture foreshadowings

There are some who maintain that our puppeteers, aka The Powers That Be (TPTB), engage in “predictive programming” of the masses. According to one definition:

Predictive programming is a subtle form of psychological conditioning provided by the media to acquaint the public with planned societal changes to be implemented by TPTB.
If and when these changes are put through, the public will already be familiarized with them and will accept them as ‘natural progressions’, as Alan Watt (*) calls it; thus lessening any possible public resistance and commotion.
Predictive programming therefore may be considered as a veiled form of preemptive mass manipulation or mind control, courtesy of our puppet masters.

If you go to this link, you’ll find some examples of predictive programming in movies. Below are links to FOTM posts on predictive programming:

The COVID-19 Wuhan virus pandemic also has foreshadowings.

(1) 2003 TV Show “Dead Zone”

Eerily, the “Dead Zone” TV show from 2003 was about a “mysterious flu virus” that “originated from China” which causes high fever and respiratory distress, and talks about quarantine/lockdown, wearing protective masks, and the anti-malarial drug Hydroxychloroquine as the cure. That’s way too many “coincidences” for my taste.

(2) 2012 EU Comic Book

Then there is that 2012 European Union (EU) comic book on a virus pandemic and lockdown.

Steve Watson of Summit News alerts us to the “strange” comic book that “eerily predicted almost exactly what has unfolded with the Covid-19 global pandemic”. A globalist’s wet dream come true, the book ends with unelected globalist bureaucrats saving the day and the planet.

Authored by J. D. Morvan and Huang Jia Wei, the comic book Infected was a production of the Directorate-General of the European Commission’s International Cooperation and Development, and is described by the EU as: “While the story may be fictional, it is nevertheless intertwined with some factual information.”

Curiously, the graphic novel was not intended for widespread public consumption. Only a few hundred of Infected were published, distributed to institutions within the EU.

Here are the similarities of Infected the comic book and the COVID-19 pademic:

  • Infected features the transmission of a novel virus from animals to humans in a crowded wet market in China, just as we originally were told the COVID-19 coronavirus had come from bats sold in a wet market in Wuhan, China.
  • The graphic novel depicts scientists inside a lab in China experimenting with deadly pathogens, just as a U.S. government report (and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo as well) says the COVID-19 virus most likely was produced in a lab in Wuhan, which is China’s equivalent of the CDC, and “accidentally” got out.

  • Infection suggests that air travel would exacerbate the spread of the virus. One character in the graphic novel says: “You’d have headed back to Europe, the US, Latin America, or Australia as planned via an international airport.”
  • Infection depicts a global health organisation’s failure to act quickly enough to stop a pandemic, just as the World Health Organization (WHO) is criticized for its slow action on COVID-19 and for its bias in favor of China.
  • As with the COVID-19 pandemic, the EU comic book also depicts draconian safety measures against the virus, including social distancing, which make everyday life “totally unbearable”.
  • In the comic book, globalists are lauded for helping develop and distribute a vaccine to the world, just as Bill Gates is applauded for funding production of the seven most promising ideas for a COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Infection concludes with an EU Parliament hearing in which Brussels pushes for more integrated European cooperation on global health matters, mirroring a real life initiative known as ‘One health’.

To read and download the graphic novel Infected, click here.

Lastly, while not predictive programming, the idea of a social-distancing lockdown originated in a 15-year-old girl’s 2006 high school science project.

As reported by Ollie Reed Jr. for Albuquerque Journal, in 2006, Laura Glass, with some guidance from her dad Robert J. Glass, a complex-systems analyst with Sandia National Laboratories, devised a computer simulation that showed how people – family members, co-workers, students in schools, people in social situations – interact. What she discovered was that school kids came in contact with about 140 people a day, more than any other group. Based on that finding, her computer program showed that in a hypothetical town of 10,000 people, 5,000 would be infected during a pandemic if no measures were taken, but only 500 would be infected if the schools were closed, i.e., locked down.

Robert Glass incorporated his daughter’s lockdown idea in a paper, titled “Targeted Social Distancing Designs for Pandemic Influenza,” for Bush Administration’s Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff for a Cabinet-level tabletop exercise at the White House. The question posed was what could be done to avoid disaster if there was no vaccine and limited antiviral supplies.

Glass’s paper set out a model for forced separation of people in a pandemic, and called for what amounts to a totalitarian lockdown.

Robert Glass told Albuquerque Journal: “I thought, ‘That’s exactly what Laura is working on.’ Her model was right there on the computer. I realized that was something important. I discussed it with her. She said, ‘Why don’t you close the schools?’ I was taking advice from my (high school) daughter.”

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