Debating the Decision to Drop Nuclear Weapons

75 years ago President Truman’s decision to drop nuclear bombs on Japan is largely seen as avoiding an estimated 500,000 to a million American casualties in a Japan invasion.

Truman made the “the least bad [decision] of the alternatives” says Henry I. Miller, at Human Events. The U.S. had recently suffered 18,000 dead and 78,000 wounded between February and June 1945 at Iwo Jima and Okinawa.

John V. Denson at Mises Insitute contends the saving-lives reason to drop the bombs was a myth created when opposition over the decision grew.

General Dwight Eisenhower, Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral William Leahy and Admiral William Halsey all opposed the bombing.

Truman wanted the display of power as a warning to the Soviet Union. Secondarily he could show the bombs’ effectiveness at ending the war when explaining to Congress the secret appropriations to the Manhattan Project, says Denson.

“The Japanese were already defeated and ready to surrender because of the effective sea blockade and the successful bombing with conventional weapons.”

Admiral William Leahy

Quotes from American commanders at Global Research.

Infographic via The National Post

The Coming Insurrection Sets Sights on NRA

New York Attorney General Letitia James filed a lawsuit on Thursday seeking the complete legal destruction of the National Rifle Association (NRA), citing misuse of donor funds by board members.

The 164-page filing alleges the NRA used money to help relatives, friends and themselves.

James was under fire herself in 2017 for taking $750,000 in public money she didn’t need for her campaign, spending $500,000 on election day instead of returning the money to taxpayers.

Joe Biden Says All Blacks Think Alike (Its OK Because He’s Democrat)

Joe Biden spoke with black and Hispanic reporters via teleconference this week, responding to one reporter asking about Cuba, “What you all know but most people don’t know, unlike the African-American community, with notable exceptions, the Latino community is an incredibly diverse community with incredibly different attitudes about different things.”

It happens at the 32 minute mark below:

During the same interview Biden pushed back when a black reporter asked if he would be willing to take a cognitive test. “C’mon man. That’s like saying, you — before you got on this program you took a test where you’re taking cocaine or not, what do you think? Huh? Are you a junkie?”

Oprah Stokes Race War, Claims U.S. is Caste System

Oprah Winfrey’s book club is promoting the book “Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents,” and telling audiences that “the system of white people” are keeping black people down.

“There are White people who are not as powerful as the system of White people — the caste system that’s been put in place — but they still, no matter where they are on the rung or the ladder of success, they still have their Whiteness,” Ms. Winfrey said.

Viewers are told blacks are purposely kept from home ownership and good schools, with no mention of the housing collapse triggered by forcing risky home loans based on race, and Democrat opposition to charter school opportunities.

Graphic from the talented Pronk Media.

Pro-Lockdown Media Mounts Disinformation Campaign vs. Sweden’s COVID-19 Response

Sweden’s COVID-19 strategy of not locking down, protecting the vulnerable while allowing low-risk people to circulate and develop antibodies has boasted a decline in new critical COVID-19 cases with slowing death rates.

(Chart above) Swiss Policy Research

The New York Times’ declared “Sweden suffered a vastly higher death rate while failing to collect on the expected economic gains.”

However when looking at death rates of Sweden vs. similar sized U.S. locked-down states, one finds a different picture (August 4, 2020 stats):

CountryPop.
(millions)
Deaths
Sweden10.25,747
New York8.332,719
New Jersey9.215,846
Mass.6.98,648

Also, a report by Capital Economics found Sweden was the only major economy to grow in the first quarter:

Meanwhile in the U.S., the media continues to report on new cases in the same dire manner as if they were deaths. Keep people afraid. Hurt the Orange Man.

New York Hides Nursing Home Data

New York transferred many COVID-19 elderly patients from hospitals to nursing homes, but won’t provide the number who then returned to die in hospitals. They are the only state not to release this information. (Gateway Pundit exclusive)

Black Lives Matter Begins Extortion Racket

Hoping to compete with China’s communist social credit scores, Black Lives Matter’s Marxists are giving Louisville businesses “social justice” scores, with threats for non-compliance.

Each store in Louisville’s NuLu neighborhood is being rated for how many employees are BIPOC (black or indigenous persons of color), how much inventory comes from BIPOC retailers, their BIPOC donations and whether their dress code discriminates against BIPOCs.

Blacks Organizing Strategic Success are publishing the scores online with “Repercussions of Non-Compliance” as follows:

  • Protests
  • Boycotts
  • Social media criticism
  • Bad report to Better Business Bureau.
  • Booths positioned nearby with competing black proprietors

RICO statutes do apply to extortion.

Fauci Fine Advising Church Behavior, But Avoids Specific Questions on Protesters’ Impact on Spreading COVID-19

Dr. Anthony Fauci has advised churches to require masks, practice social distancing and prohibiting singing, but refused to answer specifically on how protesting might spread the virus, during questioning from Congressman Jim Jordan on Friday.

“Should the government limit the protesting?” asked Jordan.

“I don’t think that’s relevant,” replied Fauci.

See more toons from the talented Gary Varvel.

Trump Pulls 12,000 Troops From Germany

Defense Secretary Mark Esper announced the movement of 12,000 U.S. troops out of Germany (6,400 to home, 5,600 repositioned in Europe.) President Trump had previously cited Germany’s lack of meeting its financial obligations to NATO.

Vivid Maps has created graphics on military expenditures by country for 2020 (above). They also took at look at spending per capita, which shows interesting changes. (below).

HIGHEST
BUDGETS
($ billions)

(Map above)
PER
CAPITA
($)

(Map below)
1. U.S.649 1. UAE2,363
2. China204 2. Saudi Arabia2,005
3. Saudi Arabia68 3. U.S.1,986
4. India67 4. Singapore1,923
5. France64 5. Israel1,795
6. Russia62 6. Kuwait1,764
7. U.K.50 7. Oman1,389
8. Germany49 8. Norway1,330
9. Japan47 9. Australia1,069
10. South Korea43 10. France953
20. Germany597

Good News: Ohio Gov. Asks Medical Board to Reverse Hydroxychloroquine Ban

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine (R) has asked his state’s medical board to “halt their new rule prohibiting the selling or dispensing of hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine for the treatment or prevention of COVID-19.”

Pictured: A visual example of how the regimen of hydroxychloroquine, zinc and azithromycin works. More details in a June 30 study.

Fauci Accused of Misinformation by Yale Doctor

Yale’s Dr. Harvey Risch has accused Dr. Anthony Fauci of waging a “misinformation campaign” against hydroxychloroquine.

The crucial issues are (a) early treatment of (b) high-risk (c) outpatients with (d) HCQ plus zinc, [azithromycin], doxycycline etc. for (e) hospitalization or mortality outcomes,” Risch said. “Dr. Fauci, in citing all of the studies without qualification, smeared all over points (a)-(e).”

LIVE: Big Tech CEO’s Testify Before Congress on Anti-Competitive Practices

After the 2016 election of President Trump, Google executives vowed to make Trump’s victory a “blip” in history. Recent data shows Google has reduced Breitbart.com’s visibility by 99.7 percent since 2016.

The CEO’s of Google, Amazon, Apple and Facebook will be testifying before House lawmakers over allegations of anti-competitive practices on Wednesday July 29, starting at Noon. Read their prepared remarks.

We will have to wait and see if GOP lawmakers press them on the purge of conservative voices.

The Purge: The Natural Progression Of “Woke” Censorship Is Tyranny

Brandon Smith at Alt-Market.com explains how Google doesn’t pay for the massive bandwidth it uses and discusses when Big Tech becomes a public service. “Corporations are a product of socialism, not free market capitalism; and when they become monopolies, they are subject to regulation and possible demarcation.”

Nadler and Democrats Bash Barr Over Federal Troops Use

Attorney General William Barr is testifying today before the House Judiciary Committee chaired by Rep. Jerry Nadler.

When given a chance to answer questions from grandstanding Democrats “claiming their time,” Barr intends to condemn the “bogus Russiagate scandal,” and discuss black-on-black violence and defend law enforcement.

See more toons from the talented Gary Varvel.

Pelosi’s Possible POTUS Plan for Post Election Turmoil

Nancy Pelosi reminded voters last week she was second in line for the presidency as Democrats poured millions into vote-by-mail propoganda and enlisted Hollywood celebrities for PSAs.

It seems clear the Democrats need a second wave of COVID-19, whether through manipulated data or the real thing. Reports are surfacing of individuals being counted as positive for COVID-19 who haven’t taken a test.

See more toons from the talented Yogi Love.

LIVE: Frontline physicians: Media, medical boards, bureaucrats blocked hydroxychloroquine for political reasons

UPDATE 1:15 p.m.: Live streams have stopped or are being removed by Youtube.

Frontline physicians are holding a live, day long media conference on Monday to dispel COVID-19 myths and have exposed the benefits of a hydroxychloroquine treatment denied the public for political reasons.

Takeaways so far

  • Members of medical boards would prescribe hydroxychloroquine for themselves and their family but blast the treatment in the national media.
  • Doctors felt threatened by medical boards for prescribing hydroxychloroquine treatment, labeling one doctor a “public menace.”
  • Dr. Armstrong explained how 35 of 38 of very frail, very ill nursing home patients with comorbidities were healed with a combination of hydroxychloroquine, zinc and azithromycin.
  • Doctors who failed with hydroxychloroquine used toxic doses and got toxic results, which was used to suppress the safely prescribed lower dose.
  • Google, Youtube and Facebook took down links to COVID-19 articles that could have saved lives, because they went against the WHO recommendations.
  • Lockdowns mixed with disinformation campaign hurt patients with other illnesses, that are missing from statistics or have been labeled as COVID-19 deaths.
  • Advice to stop accepting things that don’t make sense.
  • “Stunning” that death certificate operating procedures were changed during the pandemic to label other deaths as COVID-19.
  • 15,000 Los Angeles high school students have not participated in any online learning since schools closed.
  • Teachers unions are using the pandemic to lobby for more money and to hurt charter schools.
  • Lockdown has led to increase in child abuse, suicides, alcoholism.
  • Lockdown has led to decrease in cancer screenings and preventative medicine.