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.
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.”
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?”
“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.
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.
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)
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.
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).
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.”
“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).”
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.”
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.
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.
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.”