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Bloomberg’s C40 Cities group of mayors: Goal is to build a more “sustainable” and “fairer” society during Wuhan virus recovery

On Thursday Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan tweeted the following:

“I am proud to be part of @c40cities and to serve on the #COVID19 recovery task force. We know that it is going to take all of us working together to keep our residents healthy, support our workers and businesses, and rebuild our economy better than before.”

She included this tweet from something called C40 Cities:

“Today, C40 mayors released a statement of principles
to build a better, more sustainable and fairer society out of the recovery from the #COVID19 crisis
. https://bit.ly/COVIDTaskForce”

The Twitter bio of C40 Cities: C40 connects 96 of the world’s leading cities taking bold climate action to build #TheFutureWeWant. Their Twitter page brags of #InThisTogether.

What is C40 Cities (known as C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group)? From Wikipedia:

“The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group is a group of 96 cities around the world that represents one twelfth of the world’s population and one quarter of the global economy. Created and led by cities, C40 is focused on tackling climate change and driving urban action that reduces greenhouse gas emissions and climate risks, while increasing the health, wellbeing and economic opportunities of urban citizens.

As of 2019, Mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti serves as the C40’s Chairperson, former Mayor of New York City Michael R. Bloomberg as President of the Board, and Mark Watts as Executive Director. All three work closely with the 13-member Steering Committee, the Board of Directors and professional staff. The rotating Steering Committee of C40 mayors provides strategic direction and governance. Steering Committee members include: Amman, Boston, Copenhagen, Durban, Hong Kong, Jakarta, London, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Milan, Paris, Seoul, and Tokyo.”

Which mayors have formally endorsed the Statement of Principles by the Global Mayors COVID-19 Recovery Task Force? The expected libtard suspects: Stephen Adler (Austin), Bill de Blasio (NYC), London Breed (San Francisco), Jenny Durkan (Seattle), Sadiq Khan (London), Lori Lighfoot (Chiraq), Martin Walsh (Boston), and Ted Wheeler (Portland).

The task force’s web page includes the following standard progressive talking points: equitable, sustainable, fairer, social equity, etc.

It is clear that the harm caused by COVID-19 has not been equitable. We, as leaders of major cities across the globe, are clear that our ambition should not be a return to ‘normal’ – our goal is to build a better, more sustainable, more resilient and fairer society out of the recovery from the COVID-19 crisis.

The recovery, above all, must be guided by an adherence to public health and scientific expertise, in order to assure the safety of those who live in our cities.

The recovery must address issues of equity that have been laid bare by the impact of the crisis – for example, workers who are now recognised as essential should be celebrated and compensated accordingly and policies must support people living in informal settlements.

Climate action can help accelerate economic recovery and enhance social equity, through the use of new technologies and the creation of new industries and new jobs. These will drive wider benefits for our residents, workers, students, businesses and visitors.”

As with most progressive tactics, their goal (transfer of wealth via equity) is never aligned with the real issue (economic recovery). Never let this Wuhan virus crisis go to waste.

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AP’s fact-check shows Democrats lied about Trump administration’s coronavirus readiness

As Rush Limbaugh observed, Democrats have weaponized the coronavirus (Covid-19) in yet another effort to take down President Trump.

But even the Associated Press (AP) says Democrats are distorting the Trump administration’s coronovirus readiness.

From the AP, February 26, 2020:

Democratic presidential contenders are describing the federal infectious-disease bureaucracy as rudderless and ill-prepared for the coronavirus threat because of budget cuts and ham-handed leadership by President Donald Trump. That’s a distorted picture. For starters, Trump hasn’t succeeded in cutting the budget.

He’s proposed cuts but Congress ignored him and increased financing instead. The National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention aren’t suffering from budget cuts that never took effect.

A look at some of the Democrats’ remarks:

MIKE BLOOMBERG: “There’s nobody here to figure out what the hell we should be doing. And he’s defunded — he’s defunded Centers for Disease Control, CDC, so we don’t have the organization we need. This is a very serious thing.” — debate Tuesday night.

JOE BIDEN, comparing the Obama-Biden administration with now: “We increased the budget of the CDC. We increased the NIH budget. … He’s wiped all that out. … He cut the funding for the entire effort.”

THE FACTS: They’re both wrong to say the agencies have seen their money cut. Bloomberg is repeating the false allegation in a new ad that states the U.S. is unprepared for the virus because of “reckless cuts” to the CDC. Trump’s budgets have proposed cuts to public health, only to be overruled by Congress, where there’s strong bipartisan support for agencies such as the CDC and NIH. Instead, financing has increased.

Indeed, the money that government disease detectives first tapped to fight the latest outbreak was a congressional fund created for health emergencies.

Some public health experts say a bigger concern than White House budgets is the steady erosion of a CDC grant program for state and local public health emergency preparedness — the front lines in detecting and battling new disease. But that decline was set in motion by a congressional budget measure that predates Trump.

The broader point about there being “nobody here” to coordinate the response sells short what’s in place to handle an outbreak.

The public health system has a playbook to follow for pandemic preparation — regardless of who’s president or whether specific instructions are coming from the White House. Those plans were put into place in anticipation of another flu pandemic, but are designed to work for any respiratory-borne disease.

Among the health authorities overseeing the work are Dr. Anne Schuchat, CDC’s principal deputy director and a veteran of previous outbreaks, and Dr. Anthony Fauci, NIH’s infectious disease chief who has advised six presidents.

“The CDC’s response has been excellent, as it has been in the past,” said John Auerbach, president of the nonpartisan Trust for America’s Health, which works with government at all levels to improve the nation’s response to high-risk health crises. Some Democrats have charged that Trump decimated the nation’s public health leadership, but Auerbach said CDC’s top scientific ranks have remained stable during the past three years….

The U.S. closed borders to travelers from China to buy time as preparations began but, “classically that’s not the way you address an outbreak,” Fauci told The Associated Press this week. “If you do it for a very limited period of time, temporarily until you can get things in order in your own country, it could have some benefit. But in general, the concept of closing borders, you cannot do that for an extended period of time.”

But with infections now in much of the world, one of the questions for U.S. policymakers is whether it’s time to modify any of those border or travel restrictions.

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Shocker: Clint Eastwood ditches Trump for Bloomberg

Jordan Moreau reports for Variety, Feb. 22, 2020:

Longtime Republican Clint Eastwood is pulling support from Donald Trump in the 2020 election. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, the actor-director signaled that he thinks a different candidate would be the better choice.

“The best thing we could do is just get Mike Bloomberg in there,” he said.

After endorsing Mitt Romney and famously delivering a speech at the 2012 Republican National Convention to an empty chair that represented Barack Obama, Eastwood never officially backed Trump. In a 2016 interview, he expressed displeasure with Trump and Hillary Clinton, saying there’s “much funny business on both sides of the aisle.”

He praised Trump at the time because he was “onto something” and “secretly everybody’s getting tired of political correctness, kissing up.”

“We’re really in a p—y generation. Everybody’s walking on eggshells. We see people accusing people of being racist and all kinds of stuff. When I grew up, those things weren’t called racist,” he said.

Now, he’s changed his tune a bit on Trump.

While he approves of “certain things” the president has done, he wishes that he would act “in a more genteel way, without tweeting and calling people names. I would personally like for him to not bring himself to that level,” he said.

Clint Eastwood will be 90 years old this May 31.

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h/t @ReaganBattalion for the last one!

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Flashback: Jason Mattera Harassed by Security Over Bloomberg Gun Control Question

What a coward. Sends out his security team to bully journalists. Can you imagine what Bloomberg would do to regular Americans if elected President?

Scary.

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Fauxcahontas scalps Mini Mike at #DemDebate

The very, very, very left-wing progressives at The Young Turks are done with Bloomberg. Not a good performance for him at last night’s debate. Watch:

Will Bloomberg survive?

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Michael Bloomberg: elderly cancer patients should be denied treatment to cut costs

What is it about Democrats being heartless and pro-death?

Not only is every one of the 2020 Democrat presidential candidates pro-abort up to and even after delivery, Bernie Sanders the socialist is also pro-euthanasia.

See “Why you should be concerned that the largest U.S. nursing association endorses socialist pro-euthanasia Bernie Sanders for President”.

Now comes news that 78-year-old billionaire Michael Bloomberg, the 12th richest person in the world with a net worth of $64 billion, said elderly cancer patients should be denied treatment in order to cut health care costs.

LifeNews reports, Feb. 18, 2020, that in 2011 while visiting a grieving family whose brother had died after reportedly waiting 73 hours in an emergency room, then-New York mayor Michael Bloomberg said:

“All of these costs keep going up, nobody wants to pay any more money, and at the rate we’re going, health care is going to bankrupt us. We’ve got to sit here and say which things we’re going to do, and which things we’re not, nobody wants to do that. Y’know, if you show up with prostate cancer, you’re 95 years old, we should say, ‘Go and enjoy. Have a nice [inaudible]. Live a long life. There’s no cure, and we can’t do anything.’ If you’re a young person, we should do something about it. Society’s not ready to do that yet.” 

Here’s the video:

Hey, Bloomberg:

So who should have the authority to determine and what age should be the cutting point for denying medical treatment to an elderly cancer patient? 95? 90? 85? 80?

How about 78, your age?

See also “Bloomberg Bloomies: Elitist racist Democrat billionaire Michael Bloomberg wants to be your nanny

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Wait, what? Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety now says we should drop active school shooter drills

Anyone who has a kid could have told you from the beginning that these drills did nothing but traumatize children. Unless you were a gun grabber intent on promoting an agenda.

But I guess SOME form of common sense has prevailed.

Active school shooter drill: Doing more harm than good/NBC Photo

According to NPR, the American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association is calling for schools to reassess the use of lockdown drills.

From their report:

“In a white paper out Tuesday, the groups say they do not recommend active shooter training for students. And if schools do choose to do these drills with students, they shouldn’t be unnecessarily realistic and schools should give plenty of warning. Plus, they should be done with age-appropriateness and sensitivity toward children with special needs or those who have experienced trauma.

The group Moms Demand Action for Gun Safety in America, part of Everytown, focuses on raising awareness about gun violence. But founder Shannon Watts said she was increasingly hearing from parents whose children were terrified by active shooter drills. So, she started to look at emerging evidence that “these drills cause trauma, whether it’s anxiety or depression, sleeplessness, worsening school performance in kids.”

There are reports, Watts says, of drills getting “over the top” with things like teachers being shot with pellet guns. “When we have a fire drill in a school, we don’t set a fire in the hallway.”

Randi Weingarten, the president of the American Federation of Teachers, says making schools “safe and welcoming” is her membership’s “No. 1 priority.”

“Those terrifying and traumatizing drills — they have no basis in fact and they harm more than they have ever helped.”

In a 2019 research paper, James H. Price and Jagdish Khubchandani found a lack of empirical evidence in favor of active shooter drills and other “hardening” measures used in schools. Partly this is because gun violence in school remains very rare.”

Read the whole story here.

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Bloomberg supporter John Mellencamp: “I live in a small town”

When he’s not at his SoHo loft…

Singer John Mellencamp has proclaimed his support for gun-grabber Michael Bloomberg. From his tweet:

“I was born in a Small Town. And I live in a Small Town. But the reality is, Small Town America is disappearing. And @MikeBloomberg will fight for them. https://youtu.be/0uNLM8Hxas0 via @YouTube #mikebloomberg #johnmellencamp #smalltown”

This fraud has multiple residences (New York [2 homes there], Indiana, and South Carolina), one of them being his New York City loft. A loft he bought so he can “paint” and be close to his love, actress Meg Ryan.

Here’s Mellencamp’s “smalltown” SoHo loft:

Spare me your faux concern for small town America, John. If you knew anything about us small town folk, you’d know that we would NEVER elect a man who wants to take away our Second Amendment right.

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