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B.A.T.F. Approves Drive-Through Gun Sales

Had I not checked this out myself, I would have thought this to be an April Fools joke. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms has authorized all FFL licensees to sell firearms through drive-up windows of their stores.

Or in outdoor kiosks.

Or in parking lots.

Life is good!

The ATF’s April 10 letter to FFL licensees issued the new guidlines  in response to the coronavirus disease (WU HAN  virus 武漢病毒).

“In light of the March 13, 2020, declaration of a national emergency concerning the outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), and the Department of  Homeland Security’s subsequent classification of firearms businesses as essential, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has received questions from industry members  regarding the legality of firearm sales and deliveries exterior to the brick-and-mortar structure at which the firearms business is licensed. Specifically, Federal Firearms Licensees (FFLs) have requested guidance regarding whether they may verify customer identity and permit the completion of paperwork, including for purposes of the National Instant Criminal Background  Check System; accept payment; and deliver firearms or ammunition to customers (collectively, “the requested activities”) in the following settings:

(1) a drive-up or walk-up window or doorway on the FFL’s property;

(2) a temporary table or booth located in a parking lot on the FFL’s property; and

(3) a nearby space that is not located on the FFL’s property.As is further detailed below, pursuant to the Gun Control Act (GCA) and its ATF Federal Firearms Licensees. ”

According to USA Today . . .

“The Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives, in new guidance to federally licensed firearm retailers, said Friday that dealers can provide drive-up or walk-up service to reduce health risks posed by the coronavirus.

The guidance was issued, the ATF said, in response industry questions about how business transactions could be restricted following the declaration of a national health emergency.

The move was made at the request of the National Shooting Sports Foundation in an effort to expedite background checks and make the firearms sales process as safe for both gun retailers and customers as possible given COVID-19 武漢病毒  social distancing guidelines.”

As might be expected, the usual whiny libtard  snowflakes are having a meltdown.

This is too much. The Trump administration and continues to outdo itself in taking every possible step to pander to the gun lobby during a national crisis and global pandemic. #StopTheCoronavirusGunSurge #COVID19 https://t.co/wJ15a21V22

Kris Brown (@KrisB_Brown) April 11, 2020– First, the Trump administration declared gun stores “essential.” Now, the ATF is promoting them to operate “drive-through” windows. Let’s be clear, gun stores are NOT McDonalds. You shouldn’t be able to buy an AR-15 like you do a burger and fries.

https://t.co/eQvFYOQRuR Brady | United Against Gun Violence (@bradybuzz) April 11, 202–The ATF is recommending gun stores operate using drive through windows. Support local restaurants, go to their drive throughs instead.

The full ATF Open Letter to Federal  Firearms Licensees can be read at this link:

https://www.atf.gov/firearms/docs/open-letter/atf-business-premises-g uidance-letter-4-10-2020/download

~ Grif

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Chinese bots spread Anti-Trump Coronavirus Conspiracy Theories

It appears that China does not want to accept responsibility for the Coronavirus.  Who should they blame?  Apparently, President Trump.  It’s who I would pick if I were China.  It’s also the choice of the democrats.  Maybe it’s just a coincidence.

Apparently unsatisfied with the results of their covid-19 gift to the world, China has decided to grace us with more gifts.

“Chinese bots have flocked to Twitter since the beginning of the coronavirus public relations effort emanating from Beijing.”

In the past few days especially, brand new “bot”-like accounts following zero people, and being followed back by no one, have flooded Twitter threads attacking the United States of America, President Trump, and many who believe the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) should have to answer tough questions about the COVID-19 coronavirus.

Defending the  Chinese Communist Party seems to be the main mission of the bots.  What better way then to spread conspiracies about POTUS.

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I wonder if the democrats know this is going on.

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Deplorable Patriot

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Is the Coronavirus weaponized to use against Trump?

Ask yourself the following questions,

Question set A(Answer yes or no)

“Has the media ever lied to you?” “Would the media over sensationalize anything to fulfill their personal aspirations.?” ” Would the media weaponize the media and use it against Trump?”  “If so, have they done it in the past?”  “If so, and they were caught doing it, would they do it again?”

*Media meaning “Main Stream Media, proven untrustworthy, CNN, CBS, ABC, NBC, etc….whatever, Fake news,  HIJ, QRS…you get my point.”

Question set B(Answer yes or no)

” You catch someone on camera stealing from you.  They lie to you when you ask them about it.  Would you trust that person?”  “If given the opportunity, do think they will steal from you again?” “Would they lie to you again?” “Would you ever believe anything that person said about anything?”  “Because this person lies to you and cannot be trusted, would you continue to have that person in your life?”

Most of the people I know would end up with the same answer for each of the questions. The question “Because this person lies to you and cannot be trusted, would you continue to have that person in your life?” should be an easy no.  Most people don’t like to have people in their life that flat out lie and steal from them.  Keep in mind that I use the word “trust” loosely.  Obviously there are many different levels of trust for different people, situations, etc.

The point I’m trying to make is the media are nothing more than people.  People that lie as much,  if not more than that lying untrustworthy person you no longer want in your life.  There is no sane reason why any person should believe anything the media says or does.  Here’s the problem.  I’m not insane. You’re not insane.  So why do we watch it?  “Sometimes they lie, sometimes they don’t”. Nope, they’re always lying.  It has to be for “entertainment”.

That “entertainment” is destroying our country and it’s latest exploit seems to be the Coronavirus.

My research tells me that the Coironavirus is another bio weapon.  It also tells me that all is not what it seems.  Since I cannot provide my sources, consider that to be just  my opinion.

There are other “opinions” that are pretty much in alignment with what I have learned.  I believe there are some key points that should be reviewed.  The following was mentioned in the comments the other day.

 

William- “It is important to realize how infectious epidemics are created in the public mind by TPTB for their skeer value, as vectors of social control. The so-called coronavirus epidemic is the latest, following SARS, Zika, Bird flu, West Nile, etc., all of which were just background noise. And of course HIV/AIDS. My sense is that they have been experiments but sooner or later we’ll get the Big One and then we’ll have mandatory vaccines, quarantine internment camps, suspension of constitutional liberties. C-virus makes me uneasy, they are hyping it and it doesn’t seem to have characteristics of an infectious epidemic. They reported a huge spike in cases but this was due to diagnosing it on the basis of pneumonia with no lab tests for the “virus”, neglecting to mention that pneumonia is very common in China, accounting for 300 thousand deaths a year. Probably due to the appallingly bad air quality. So we see pictures of people wearing masks but they wear masks anyway. They did the same with AIDS ’93, changing the definition to include people with fewer than 200 T4 lymphocytes per mililiter (or microliter, I forget which) of blood in the presence of HIV. “Presence” being determined by antibody reactions to certain proteins, no “HIV” necessary. So the “HIV test” was a machine that went “ping”. This re-defintion arbitrarily doubled the number of AIDS cases overnight and by 1997 two-thirds of people diagnosed with AIDS weren’t even sick, the first time in history that a 100 percent fatal disease was diagnosed on the basis of “good health”. So they stopped publishing the figures, the little people don’t need to see this stuff anyway, they just get confused. And now Trump, in the SOTU, says we have to end the AIDS epidemic. But there is no AIDS epidemic and there never was. And now coronavirus. So yeah, I’m uneasy”

Myself- “Yes, I understand what you are saying. I think there is a good possibility that when things cool down with the corona virus there will be a push to try to pass mandatory vaccinations. Using the coronavirus, influenza to scare people into supporting the vaccinations. The highest estimate of influenza cases in the USA is 45 million illnesses.
That dates from 2010 to present. Highest estimate of deaths related to influenza would be close to 61,000.. They don’t tell people that a lot of those deaths are from other causes and not the influenza itself. Still, the amount of deaths is low considering the amount of people infected. So I’m thinking “scare tactic” to push an agenda. Makes me think about “Fun Vax”.
Thanks for the enlightenment on the whole HIV thing. Admittedly, HIV is not a topic I spend too much time on. I did take a class on it. But that was years ago when I saw things different than I do now.”

William- “Flu kills tens of thousands annually in this country, usually the very old, very young, and people with compromised immune function. And malaria kills a million people a year, year after year. So far the C-virus has killed 1500 people, or so we’re told. I don’t believe anything that comes out of China and I believe even less of what the MSM talking heads are spouting. But 1500 people is nothing, a statistical blip. TPTB use managed chaos as their MO and releasing a deadly pathogen into populations would be unpredictable and unmanageable. It’s far more effective for them to create a virtual epidemic/emergency as they did with HIV/AIDS. It’s utterly irrelevant as a public health issue, if they cut off funding for it it would disappear. Or “climate change”, they have taken normal stable climate and turned it into a crisis. At least in the minds of many many people. There’s a lot of stoopid in this land of ours. But all the infrastructure is ready, the quarantine camps ( I understand there is one in WA State that is being used to sequester Americans who have returned from China), the executive orders issued by GWB and Hussein that give absolute authority to the CDC, as well as the Model Emergency Health Powers Act (MEHPA) that is totalitarian in nature. So I hope things die down with corona. Most Americans aren’t really interested so it may be a dry run. I’m trying to convince myself of that anyway, so I can let go of it. Until the next one”

 

Now from Rush Limbaugh(Not in comments.  The following comes from Rush Limbaugh’s web page.)

“Overhyped Coronavirus weaponized against Trump”

RUSH: “Folks, this coronavirus thing, I want to try to put this in perspective for you. It looks like the coronavirus is being weaponized as yet another element to bring down Donald Trump. Now, I want to tell you the truth about the coronavirus. (interruption) You think I’m wrong about this? You think I’m missing it by saying that’s… (interruption) Yeah, I’m dead right on this. The coronavirus is the common cold, folks.

The Drive-By Media hype of this thing as a pandemic, as the Andromeda strain, as, “Oh, my God, if you get it, you’re dead.” Do you know what the — I think the survival rate is 98%. Ninety-eight percent of people get the coronavirus survive. It’s a respiratory system virus. It probably is a ChiCom laboratory experiment that is in the process of being weaponized. All superpower nations weaponize bioweapons. They experiment with them. The Russians, for example, have weaponized fentanyl. Now, fentanyl is also not what it is represented to be.

If you watch cop shows, then you probably… Stick with me on this. If you watch cop shows, you probably believe that just the dust from a package of fentanyl can kill you if you’re in the same room with it. Not true. Not true. Even the cheap kind of fentanyl coming from China that’s used to spike heroin… They use fentanyl ’cause it’s cheap. It gives a quick hit, doesn’t last very long, which is really cool if you’re trying to addict people.

But it doesn’t kill people the way it’s projected on TV. It can if you OD on it. But inhaling a little fentanyl dust is not going to cause you to lose consciousness and stop breathing as they depict on cop shows. It’s dangerous. Don’t misunderstand. But it isn’t the way it’s portrayed in popular criminal TV shows, cop shows, and so forth and so on. The coronavirus is the same. It’s really being hyped as a deadly Andromeda Strain or Ebola pandemic that, “Oh, my God, is going to wipe out the nation. It’s going to wipe out the population of the world.”

The stock market’s down like 900 points right now. The survival rate of this is 98%! You have to read very deeply to find that number, that 2% of the people get the coronavirus die. That’s less than the flu, folks. That is a far lower death statistic than any form of influenza, which is an annual thing that everybody gets shots for. There’s nothing unusual about the coronavirus. In fact, coronavirus is not something new. There are all kinds of viruses that have that name. Now, do not misunderstand. I’m not trying to get you to let your guard down.”

 

Maybe Rush reads FOTM.   Be sure to do your own research and please keep an eye out/on for that lying ……..  Personally, I think the MSM should go down for Treason.  There is a difference between Freedom of speech and what they are doing.   They are intentionally misleading Americans and trying to bring down POTUS.  They are trying to tank our economy. They are destroying America.  One lie at a time. The MSM have made themselves “the Enemy”.  A decision they made on their own.

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Nancy Pelosi: “Let 16-year-olds vote”

Shot:

Chaser:

“A new TikTok challenge involves teens recording themselves sliding a penny behind a phone charger that is partially plugged into an electrical outlet”

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Bernie Sander’s effect on millennials: Doomsday, economic warfare and MASSIVE stupidity

I don’t know why I do this to myself. Sometimes I get on Twitter and peruse the tweets of Bernie Sanders supporters.

It’s hysterical at first, then dumbfounding and then you realize it’s really, really sad. It’s a reflection of our government indoctrination system and the cesspool that is social media.

It’s also a reflection, I think, of a couple other areas: 1) Demorat’s desire to be stuck in perpetual victimhood mode, 2) a lack of personal drive and responsibility for creating your own wealth and happiness, 3) a fanatical interest in being able to control how other people use their money and 4) when you combine the first three factors you have to come up with a fourth: envy.

So I stumbled upon the Twitter account the other night by a millennial who goes by the name of “electronic piss.”

Here’s her gem of a tweet: “2020 the year we make it completely socially unacceptable to stan/look up to people who are literally committing genocide by choosing not to redistribute their wealth.”

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“Electronic piss” had retweeted a Time editor’s tweet with the following pictures and caption, “Nothing more needs to be said:”

Pro tip: Don’t go to the “electronic piss” Twitter timeline unless you are willing to read extremely sexual tweets and a serious amount of stupidity.

First of all, can you demorats pick a firm number of years for when we are to expire without a complete redistribution of everyone’s money? Is the world ending in 12 years or 20 before rich people cough up enough money for your scam? I’d like to mark the end date on my calendar, thanks.

Secondly, there’s a LOT of demorats on the list of the richest folk in the world. There’s even one white, demorat man running to be your president! Why aren’t you demanding those demorats give up all their monies in the name of your climate emergency cause?

Third: Since there’s a lot of Chinese people on that list of the evil rich who must redistribute their wealth to save the planet, when are you (and take that selective-mute Greta with you) going to go to Hong Kong to protest climate change?

If Bernie Sanders and his supporters truly believe in the “great planetary crisis we now face,” then how do they justify his owning three homes? By his “offsetting” carbon emissions?

Remember: Any answer given will be mental gymnastics because liberal logic isn’t designed to make sense.

DCG

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Obama dines with President Trump-basher De Niro and Chicom-lover Tim Cook

The Daily Mail reports that former President Obama had dinner with TDS-infected actor Robert De Niro and Apple CEO Tim Cook.

From their story:

Former US president Barack Obama met acting legend and vociferous Donald Trump critic Robert De Niro and Apple CEO Tim Cook for dinner in New York on Monday evening. The trio spent several hours eating together at Yves Restaurant in Tribeca.

Left-leaning De Niro campaigned for Obama as president in 2008 and has consistently expressed his support for the former leader.

He has previously stated that Donald Trump ‘should not be president, period’. De Niro infamously gave a speech at the 2018 Tony Awards during which he declared: ‘I’m gonna say one thing. F*** Trump.’

Read the whole puff piece here.

Gee, wonder if Obama and De Niro discussed the lawsuit De Niro is facing in which a female employee charges De Niro with creepy and abusive behavior. The abusive behavior includes leaving her voicemails threatening “you’re f—ing history” and calling her a “bitch” and a “brat.”

And I wonder if Obama and Chicom-lover Tim Cook discussed Cook’s appointment as chairman of the advisory board for Tsinghua University’s economics school in Beijing. This is the same Cook who has come under fire over Apple’s decision to remove an app that let Hong Kong protesters track police movements in the territory, kowtowing to Chinese censors.

Or maybe Obama and Cook discussed the Muslim prisoners in China’s concentration camps who are reportedly subjected to gang rape and medical experiments?

Great dining companions there, Obama. Really impressive.

DCG

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Reports that Biden campaign asked networks to stop booking Giuliani

If you can defend your position and have nothing to hide then you should have no need to silence your opposition.

From NY Post: Joe Biden’s presidential campaign is asking top network executives to stop booking President Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani.

Biden campaign officials Anita Dunn and Kate Bedingfield wrote a letter to network news presidents, chief anchors and the executive producers of the Sunday shows for ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, CNN and Fox News Channel, Deadline reported.

“We are writing today with grave concern that you continue to book Rudy Giuilani on your air to spread false, debunked conspiracy theories on behalf of Donald Trump,” the letter said. “While you often fact check his statements in real time during your discussions, that is no longer enough. By giving him your air time, you are allowing him to introduce increasingly unhinged, unfounded and desperate lies into the national conversation.”

Biden’s campaign asked the TV heavyweights if a campaign surrogate could get equal time if Giuliani continued to be booked.

“Vice President Biden and his campaign are the targets of these attacks. Saying simply that you will put a Democrat on, at a time when there are many declared candidates for the Democratic nomination for the presidency, is neither fair treatment nor equal treatment,” the campaign operatives argued.

The former mayor made the rounds Sunday morning, appearing on ABC’s “This Week,” CBS’ “Face the Nation” and Fox News Channel’s “Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo.”

During those appearances he continued to suggest that Joe and Hunter Biden were up to no good in their dealings with Ukraine. He also accused Hunter Biden’s business with China of corruption.

Ukrainian officials have said there was no evidence the Bidens engaged in any wrongdoing.

The Democrats launched an impeachment inquiry over allegations that President Trump pushed the new Ukrainian president to link up with Giuliani to look into the Bidens.

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Millions of Hong Kong protesters sing Hallelujah to the Lord

The entity called “Hong Kong” off the southern coast of China refers to the small island of Hong Kong, the Kowloon peninsula, the New Territories and several offshore islets. Comprised of only 426 sq. miles, Hong Kong is the world’s fourth-most densely populated region with a 2018 population of nearly 7.5 million.

In 1842, Hong Kong island became a British colony as a result of the British defeat of China’s last dynasty (Qing) in the Opium War. The colony expanded to the Kowloon Peninsula in 1860 after the Second Opium War, and was further extended when in 1898, Britain obtained a 99-year lease of the New Territories  — an area of 368 sq. mi. between Kowloon and the border with China.

As a British colony with a capitalist free-market economy, Hong Kong became a roaring economic success as one of the world’s most significant financial centers and commercial ports. It is the world’s 10th-largest exporter and 9th-largest importer; its legal tender, the Hong Kong dollar, is the world’s 13th-most traded currency.

In 1997, Britain’s 99-year lease of New Territories ended. London, however, elected to return to Communist China not just the New Territories, but Hong Kong island and Kowloon as well. Beijing made Hong Kong a special administrative region, with the promise that Hong Kong would have a government and economic system separate from that of mainland China.

Beginning in late April 2019, tens of thousands of Hong Kong Chinese took to the streets to protest a proposed extradition bill, the Fugitive Offenders and Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Legislation (Amendment) Bill 2019. The bill would extradite to China accused Hong Kong citizens and foreign nationals, and subject them to China’s arbitrary and undemocratic legal system. Protesters correctly argue that the passage of the extradiction bill into law would mean the end of Hong Kong’s independent judiciary and its status as a special administrative region.

The protest on June 9 was attended by over a million people, calling for the withdrawal of the bill and resignation of Chief Executive Carrie Lam.

Reuters reports (via the New York Post), June 18, 2019, that the protesters are singing Christian hymns, especially “Sing Hallelujah to the Lord”, which has become “the unlikely anthem of Hong Kong’s protests against an extradition bill that have drawn millions of people onto the streets”.

Reuters continues:

For the past week, the hymn has been heard almost nonstop at the main protest site, in front of the city’s Legislative Council and at marches and even at tense standoffs with the police.

It started with a group of Catholic students who sang several Christian songs at the main protest site, with “Sing Hallelujah to the Lord” catching on among the crowd, even though only about 10% of Hong Kong people are Christian….

The hymn was composed in 1974 by Linda Stassen-Benjamin in the United States for Easter. Its five words are repeated over four stanzas in a minor key, which gives it an air of meditative solemnity.

The protests over the past 10 days have been largely peaceful although police on Wednesday last week used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse the crowds.

“Stop shooting, or else we sing ‘Hallelujah to the Lord’,” read one protest placard after the rubber bullets were fired.

Protesters say the religious song has often helped defuse tension with the police.

“It has a calming effect,” said Timothy Lam, 58, a Catholic priest at Grace Church Hong Kong, who has attended the protest with other churchmen to promote peace.

“The police had a lot of equipment, they were very tense and searching people. The students sang this to show they were peaceful,” Lam said of a confrontation last week.

For now, the protesters appear to be winning.

Hong Kong’s Beijing-backed government leader, Chief Executive Carrie Lam, has postponed the introduction of the extradition bill and apologized in the face of the huge show of opposition. Lam is Catholic and some protesters said they thought their adoption of “Sing Hallelujah to the Lord” might have helped sway her.

Please pray for the protesters.

Please pray for Hong Kong.

~Eowyn

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Professor argues that illegal aliens can hurt US economy, prompting calls for his firing

Professor Zhou/Georgia Gwinnett College photo

Truth shall not be told.

From Fox News: A college professor in Georgia is drawing criticism for his online comments about illegal immigrants, including his contention that people in the U.S. illegally can be a drain on the nation’s economy.

“If you are going to reward illegal immigrants, there will be more illegal immigrants,” Fang Zhou, an associate professor of history at Georgia Gwinnett College near Atlanta, told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Zhou says he welcomes the criticism, including from those who say he should lose his job, according to the report. “I am against political correctness,” Zhou, a legal immigrant from China, told the newspaper. “I speak truth to power in class and my students learn about the financial drain of illegal immigration on the economy and the high crime rates of illegal immigrants. My students are ‘woke’ and are overwhelmingly against illegal immigration after taking my class,” he added.

But Zhou told the paper he does not force students to share his opinions.

His critics, however, argue that many of Zhou’s assertions have been debunked and they object to some of the terms he uses in his comments, such as “libtards,” and “ghetto thugs.”

One such critic, according to the report, is Georgia state Rep. Bee Nguyen (demorat), the first Vietnamese-American elected to the state’s House of Representatives.Nguyen posted some of Zhou’s comments on Twitter this week and asked her followers: “Are these the values supported by Georgia Gwinnett College?”

“I have concerns about him teaching those things in a classroom,” Nguyen, a Democrat, told the Journal-Constitution. She noted that nearly 70 percent of the college’s students are either African-American, Asian or Hispanic, and planned to write to college officials to formally complain about Zhou.

College officials did not respond directly to the newspaper’s request for comment but shared the school’s “academic freedom policy,” which stipulates that faculty members are allowed to express their views “without fear of censure.”

The same policy, however, told faculty members that they “should remember that the public may judge” their profession and the college by what they say and write.

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Please tell Dr. Mary Beth Walker, Interim President of Georgia Gwinnett College, not to fire Professor Zou:

Phone: 678.407.5001
Email: president@ggc.edu

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Chaos in Venezuela: Death toll rises and protests rage on amid blackout

Ain’t socialism grand? And today’s demorats want this model for our great country. INSANITY.

From NY Post: Demonstrations roiled Venezuela’s capital Caracas on Saturday as a near total blackout continued in the country.

Supporters of opposition leader Juan Guaidó vented their anger over a major electricity outage and lack of other basics as Venezuelans backing President Nicolás Maduro held a rival demonstration.

“This is chaos,” said Jorge Jaimes, a physician who joined opposition protesters on Avenida Victoria. “We are at the end of this road.”

Since the outage started Thursday, at least 13 people have died in hospitals without electricity, according to reports.

Tensions remain high as Maduro keeps struggling to assert his authority in the face of calls by Guaidó and many foreign leaders for new balloting.

Addressing protesters, Guaidó, who declared himself interim president in January, promised to embark on a tour of the country before leading a nationwide march on the capital. “All the options are on the table,” he said, using a phrase employed by President Trump, who has refused to rule out a military intervention in Venezuela.

Guaidó was speaking from the back of a pick-up truck after security services prevented the opposition from setting up a stage at their original protest site. Three people were arrested.

Communication with the interior of the country was largely shut off by the outage. Sporadic power failures are common in Venezuela, but the latest one has been far more widespread than usual.

Maduro claimed the outage was caused by US sabotage of the national electrical system and accused Guaidó of collaborating. Local news outlets said regional authorities attributed the failures to problems at the country’s main power plants.

Maduro stepped up verbal attacks on Guaidó, calling him “a clown and puppet” in a speech to supporters outside Miraflores, the presidential palace.

The US and about 50 other countries have voiced support for Guaidó’s campaign to oust Maduro and hold new elections. But the ruler has retained the support of the military and allies including Russia and China.

Guaidó—who has the support of around 60 percent of Venezuelans, according to a recent poll—and the United States have tried a variety of approaches to lure the military away from Maduro. They range from private talks to a proposed Venezuelan amnesty law that would shield officers from future prosecution.

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