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Covid-19 obesity risk, Kaiser study reveals risk to men and young, Greater risk of death than related factors such as diabetes or hypertension

Covid-19 obesity risk, Kaiser study reveals risk to men and young, Greater risk of death than related factors such as diabetes or hypertension

“Having obesity, defined as a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or above, increases your risk of severe illness from COVID-19.”…CDC

“Severe obesity puts those with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) at particularly high risk of death, more so than related risk factors such as diabetes or hypertension”… Kaiser Permanente study

“This is a wake up call. About 42% of adults in the U.S. are considered obese. This puts people at a highrer risk for Covid-19 complications and other health issues.”…Citizen Wells

 

From AJMC August 12, 2020.

“Kaiser Study: Severe Obesity Boosts Risk of COVID-19 Death, Especially for the Young

“Severe obesity puts those with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) at particularly high risk of death, more so than related risk factors such as diabetes or hypertension, according to a study of patient records that researchers from Kaiser Permanente published today.

The study, appearing in Annals of Internal Medicine,1 showed that obesity is especially dangerous for men and younger patients who contract COVID-19, and that obesity stood out from racial, ethnic, or socioeconomic disparities when isolated from those factors.

Data from the 6916 patients in the study show that compared with those at normal body mass index (BMI) of 18.5 to 24 kg/m2, the risk of death more than doubled for patients with a body mass index (BMI) of 40 to 44 kg/m2 (relative risk of 2.68; 95% CI, 1.43 to 5.04) and nearly doubled again for those with a BMI of 45 kg/m2 (relative risk of 4.18; 95% CI, 2.12 to 8.26).

“This risk was most striking among those aged 60 years or younger and men,” the authors wrote.

In an accompanying editorial, David A. Kass, MD, a cardiologist at John Hopkins University, wrote that these findings, when taken with prior research, “should put to rest the contention that obesity is common in severe COVID-19 because it is common in the population. Obesity is an important independent risk factor for serious COVID-19 disease.”

“His assessment was stark: COVID-19 makes it hard to breathe, and excess fat only makes this worse.

“As a cardiologist who studies heart failure, I am struck by how many of the mechanisms that are mentioned in reviews of obesity risk and heart disease are also mentioned in reviews of obesity and COVID-19,” Kass wrote. Things like sleep apnea and increased inflammation are all at work, damaging lungs and particularly the air sacs that do the heavy lifting in the respiratory system.

Not only does being severely obese make it harder to breathe, but the adipose tissue fuels mechanisms that act like magnets for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the COVID-19.

“Fat deposited in skeletal muscle may be sought after by top-end steakhouses but, in vivo, it compromises muscle metabolic efficiency, nutrient uptake, and performance,” Kass wrote. “It requires more muscle force to displace the diaphragm downward when a substantial fat mass lies below it. Abdominal obesity also makes it more difficult to breathe in a prone position that is favored to improve ventilation in patients with COVID-19.””

Read more:

https://www.ajmc.com/view/kaiser-severe-obesity-boosts-risk-of-covid-19-death-especially-for-the-young

 

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Mark Anthony Urquiza obese went to karaoke bar, Obesity preexisting condition greatly increases Covid-19 risk, Did daughter Kristin warn father of his health risk?

Mark Anthony Urquiza obese went to karaoke bar, Obesity preexisting condition greatly increases Covid-19 risk, Did daughter Kristin warn father of his health risk?

“Having obesity, defined as a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or above, increases your risk of severe illness from COVID-19.”…CDC

“Long before Covid-19 happened, we already had an epidemic in the US. Obesity.”...Citizen Wells

“This is a wake up call. About 42% of adults in the U.S. are considered obese. This puts people at a highrer risk for Covid-19 complications and other health issues.”…Citizen Wells

 

First, I am sorry for the Urquiza family loss.

However the father, Mark Anthony Urquiza, was already at a high health risk due to his obesity prior to the Covid-19.

The daughter, Kristin, is now supporting corrupt career politician Joe Biden based on a false precept. However, that is a natural progression for those unable to hold themselves accountable.

From Biz Pac Review.

“Daughter exploits Trump-supporting dad, who was obese and died of Covid 19, for Dems’ convention”

“Urquiza outrageously declared that the president was responsible for the death of her father, Mark Anthony Urquiza, who died in June. She contended that Trump’s remarks were somehow responsible for her father’s own decision back in May when he ignored the fact that he was in an at-risk category for the coronavirus and visited a karaoke bar when the stay-at-home order was lifted in Arizona.

“He had faith in Donald Trump,” Urquiza said of her father. “He voted for him, listened to him, believed him and his mouthpieces when they said that coronavirus was under control and going to disappear. That it was OK to end social distancing rules before it was safe. That if you had no underlying health conditions, you’d probably be fine.”

Though lockdown orders may have been lifted, older adults had been considered at a higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19, as seen in many of the pandemic’s first victims.”

Read more:

https://www.bizpacreview.com/2020/08/18/daughter-exploits-trump-supporting-dad-who-was-obese-and-died-of-covid-19-for-dems-convention-961547

From Citizen Wells August 2, 2020.

“In the US it is always someone else’s fault.

If you are arrested by the police for breaking the law it is the police fault.

If you get Covid-19 it is Trump’s fault.

However, long before Covid-19 happened, we already had an epidemic in the US.

Obesity.

The elephant in the room.

Nobody wants to talk about it including the fake news media.

Recently I learned of the death from Covid-19 of a young woman in her mid twenties. The mother stated that her daughter had no pre existing conditions.

The photo of the young woman appeared to reveal that she was overweight.

This is a wake up call.

From Houston Methodist.

“Anyone can get infected with the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19. But, as we continue to learn more about this new disease, it’s becoming increasingly clear that some people are more vulnerable to severe illness than others — including those who are very overweight.

“People may not realize this, but obesity in and of itself is a risk factor for being hospitalized or placed in the ICU as a result of COVID-19,” says Dr. Kyle Stephens, weight loss surgeon at Houston Methodist. “And this is particularly concerning since we also know that about 42% of adults in the U.S. are considered obese.””

Read more:

https://citizenwells.com/2020/08/02/obesity-epidemic-preceded-covid-19-pandemic-and-contributes-to-complications-and-death-42-percent-of-us-adults-obese-27-increased-risk-factor-40-bmi-doubles-risk/

 

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Clarence Henderson supports Donald Trump and loves America, RNC speech tonight Aug 26, 2020, Greensboro A&T Woolworths sit in activist

Clarence Henderson supports Donald Trump and loves America, RNC speech tonight Aug 26, 2020, Greensboro A&T Woolworths sit in activist

“Politicians are a dime a dozen, but leaders are priceless,”    “Donald Trump is a leader. And he loves America.”...Clarence Henderson

“The worst enemy that the Negro have is this white man that runs around here drooling at the mouth professing to love Negros and calling himself a liberal, and it is following these white liberals that has perpetuated problems that Negros have.”...Malcom X

“Mr. Trump is saying let’s all stand together as Americans. I have not heard a racist word out of that man’s mouth.”…Ben Stein

 

Clarence Henderson’s full remarks at the GOP Convention

 

From the Greensboro News Record August 25, 2020.

(Print edition)

“Sit-in activist backs Trump”

(Online edition)

‘He loves America’: N.C. A&T student who participated in sit-ins is an unlikely, and unabashed, Trump supporter”

“As he prerecorded a speech for the Republican National Convention last week in front of a mural at the Windsor Recreational Center, Clarence Henderson’s wife told him he needed “to put a little energy in it.”

“I like for the words to resonate,” retorted the low-key, 79-year-old High Point businessman.

Henderson, who as a student at N.C. A&T took part in the historic sit-ins at the old Woolworth department store lunch counter in downtown, is among Wednesday’s speakers at the convention. Dismayed by the violence and vandalism that has erupted in recent months by those demanding racial equality, Henderson will address peaceful protesting and fighting injustices through the legal system.”

“For those who wonder how a Black man, much less one like Henderson who was at the epicenter of the civil rights movement’s resurgence in the 1960s, can support Trump, well, the answer for him is easy.

“Politicians are a dime a dozen, but leaders are priceless,” said Henderson, who attended Dudley High School. “Donald Trump is a leader. And he loves America.””

“In 1960, Henderson became a part of history, which was memorialized in what is now an iconic photo, when four A&T freshmen — Joseph McNeil, Franklin McCain, David Richmond and Ezell Blair Jr. (now Jibreel Khazan) — sat at Woolworth’s segregated lunch counter and asked to be served.

When they were denied, Henderson and others would fill the seats over a period of months, until the counter was integrated.

The sit-in movement spread and is credited with spurring radical changes for people of color throughout the South.

Henderson, who showed up at Woolworth on the second day of the sit-ins, says that his life wasn’t immune to racism before that event — or after.

While in the Army, he recalled flyers that showed up at the Alabama military installation where he was assigned. At the time, former Alabama Gov. George Wallace, an avowed segregationist, was running for president.

“(The flyers) said: ‘Put a white man in the White House and not that ‘n-lover’ Lyndon Baines Johnson,” Henderson said.

He says those who see Trump as racist are wrong.”

“”I know what racism is,” Henderson said. “I know it every time I see it.”

As you can imagine, he’s gotten grief for being a Black Republican. Henderson says that his fight for equal rights for Black people is not voided by the fact that he also believes in less government in the lives of individuals and the economic policies of the Republican Party.

“People are apprehensive about what they’ll say (about Trump),” Henderson said. “I’m not, but others are.”

Henderson thinks Trump will serve another term. On Wednesday, he’ll do his part to get him there.”

Read more:

https://greensboro.com/news/local_news/he-loves-america-n-c-a-t-student-who-participated-in-sit-ins-is-an/article_a88cfe90-e672-11ea-82d4-ff6a0ebc7891.html

Joseph McNeil (from left), Franklin McCain, Billy Smith and Clarence Henderson take part in Day 2 of the sit-ins at Woolworth on Feb. 2, 1960. McNeil and McCain were members of the Greensboro Four, who initiated the protests.

Watch Henderson’s speech tonight:

 

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Obesity epidemic preceded Covid-19 pandemic and contributes to complications and death, 42 percent of US adults obese, 27 % increased risk factor, 40+ BMI doubles risk

Obesity epidemic preceded Covid-19 pandemic and contributes to complications and death, 42 percent of US adults obese, 27 % increased risk factor, 40+ BMI doubles risk

“Having obesity, defined as a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or above, increases your risk of severe illness from COVID-19.”…CDC

“Long before Covid-19 happened, we already had an epidemic in the US. Obesity.”...Citizen Wells

“Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.”…George Orwell, “1984″

 

In the US it is always someone else’s fault.

If you are arrested by the police for breaking the law it is the police fault.

If you get Covid-19 it is Trump’s fault.

However, long before Covid-19 happened, we already had an epidemic in the US.

Obesity.

The elephant in the room.

Nobody wants to talk about it including the fake news media.

Recently I learned of the death from Covid-19 of a young woman in her mid twenties. The mother stated that her daughter had no pre existing conditions.

The photo of the young woman appeared to reveal that she was overweight.

This is a wake up call.

From Houston Methodist.

“Anyone can get infected with the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19. But, as we continue to learn more about this new disease, it’s becoming increasingly clear that some people are more vulnerable to severe illness than others — including those who are very overweight.

“People may not realize this, but obesity in and of itself is a risk factor for being hospitalized or placed in the ICU as a result of COVID-19,” says Dr. Kyle Stephens, weight loss surgeon at Houston Methodist. “And this is particularly concerning since we also know that about 42% of adults in the U.S. are considered obese.”

Given that this new virus is going to be among us for some time, here are three things Dr. Stephens wants everyone to know about obesity and COVID-19.

A person’s weight alone can increase his or her risk

By now, you’ve likely heard that older adults and people with underlying health conditions, such as diabetes or heart disease, are more vulnerable to developing a severe case of COVID-19.

But, even if you feel healthy, just being heavily overweight can increase your risk of severe illness as well.

“In fact, obesity is the number one risk factor for developing a severe case of COVID-19 in people under the age of 55,” warns Dr. Stephens. “People don’t always see obesity as abnormal, since it’s quite prevalent, but it’s important to know if your weight is putting you at risk for COVID-19, as well as other health conditions.”

A person is considered obese if he or she has more body fat than what’s considered healthy for his or her height. A quick measurement called body mass index (BMI) is used as a screening tool for obesity.

“Having a BMI of 30 or higher increases a person’s risk of developing a severe case of COVID-19 by 27%,” Dr. Stephens says. “And a BMI of 40 or higher doubles a person’s risk.”

A severe case can be much harder to recover from

It’s still unclear why obesity puts a person at higher risk, but there are some theories.

“One thought is that the infection may exacerbate the breathing difficulties that overweight people often experience, even if they don’t know it. Another theory is that obesity may increase the chance of a person experiencing “cytokine storm” — a life-threatening immune-related complication of COVID-19. Lastly, having more fat may help the virus stick around longer due to molecular properties of both fat cells and this particular virus,” explain Dr. Stephens.

Whatever the reason for a person’s increased risk, it’s important to keep in mind that the sicker you get, the longer it will take you to recover.

“Aside from the immediate risk to your life, a severe illness likely also means a longer recovery, and may even result in longterm damage to your lungs,” explains Dr. Stephens. “If your illness becomes so severe that you end up in an ICU and/or on a ventilator, your recovery could possibly take months.””

Read more:

https://www.houstonmethodist.org/blog/articles/2020/jun/obesity-and-covid-19-can-your-weight-alone-put-you-at-higher-risk/

 

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https://citizenwells.com/

http://citizenwells.net/

 

 

Idiot Asheville NC approves reparations for blacks, 90 percent of blacks enslaved by Africans, Hundreds of thousands of whites died in their freedom, Open a history book!

Idiot Asheville NC approves reparations for blacks, 90 percent of blacks enslaved by Africans, Hundreds of thousands of whites died in their freedom, Open a history book!

“These Democrats — and I’m sorry to say this, I’m not trying to be racist — but they hate black people. These are the same people who fought to keep slavery in. These are the same people who built the KKK. These are the same people who hated us from the beginning. The Republican Party is the party of the blacks … but all of that history has been torn away.”...Bevelyn Beatty

“I congratulate you, my dear friend, on the law of your state [South Carolina] for suspending the importation of slaves, and for the glory you have justly acquired by endeavoring to prevent it for ever. This abomination must have an end, and there is a superior bench reserved in heaven for those who hasten it.”…Thomas Jefferson

“I can only say that there is not a man living who wishes more sincerely than I do to see a plan adopted for the abolition of slavery.”…George Washington

 

What a bunch of morons!

In direct opposition to historical facts, in the state of NC which had much pro union sentiment, was surrounded by Confederate States, and basically forced to secede, the idiot City of Asheville, NC has issued a unanimous proclamation of reparations for blacks.

“ASHEVILLE – In an extraordinary move, the City Council has apologized for the city’s historic role in slavery, discrimination and denial of basic liberties to Black residents and voted to provide reparations to them and their descendants.”

https://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/local/2020/07/14/asheville-passes-reparations-black-residents-historic/5438597002/

Approx. 90 percent of blacks were enslaved by Africans.

Hundreds of thousands of whites died in the Civil War.

Most of those soldiers were not slaveholders.

Slavery did not begin in the US and was a fact of life for conquered peoples throughout human history.

Likely more light colored people were slaves over history.

Saint Patrick is probably the most famous.

My great great grandfather, who was likely forced to fight for the Confederacy in NC, carried a minnie ball in his leg the rest of his life. He was lucky.

From Henry Louis Gates Jr..

“How did slaves make it to these coastal forts? The historians John Thornton and Linda Heywood of Boston University estimate that 90 percent of those shipped to the New World were enslaved by Africans and then sold to European traders. The sad truth is that without complex business partnerships between African elites and European traders and commercial agents, the slave trade to the New World would have been impossible, at least on the scale it occurred.

Advocates of reparations for the descendants of those slaves generally ignore this untidy problem of the significant role that Africans played in the trade, choosing to believe the romanticized version that our ancestors were all kidnapped unawares by evil white men, like Kunta Kinte was in “Roots.” The truth, however, is much more complex: slavery was a business, highly organized and lucrative for European buyers and African sellers alike.

The African role in the slave trade was fully understood and openly acknowledged by many African-Americans even before the Civil War. For Frederick Douglass, it was an argument against repatriation schemes for the freed slaves. “The savage chiefs of the western coasts of Africa, who for ages have been accustomed to selling their captives into bondage and pocketing the ready cash for them, will not more readily accept our moral and economical ideas than the slave traders of Maryland and Virginia,” he warned. “We are, therefore, less inclined to go to Africa to work against the slave trade than to stay here to work against it.””

“Our new understanding of the scope of African involvement in the slave trade is not historical guesswork. Thanks to the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database, directed by the historian David Eltis of Emory University, we now know the ports from which more than 450,000 of our African ancestors were shipped out to what is now the United States (the database has records of 12.5 million people shipped to all parts of the New World from 1514 to 1866). About 16 percent of United States slaves came from eastern Nigeria, while 24 percent came from the Congo and Angola.”

“But the sad truth is that the conquest and capture of Africans and their sale to Europeans was one of the main sources of foreign exchange for several African kingdoms for a very long time. Slaves were the main export of the kingdom of Kongo; the Asante Empire in Ghana exported slaves and used the profits to import gold. Queen Njinga, the brilliant 17th-century monarch of the Mbundu, waged wars of resistance against the Portuguese but also conquered polities as far as 500 miles inland and sold her captives to the Portuguese. When Njinga converted to Christianity, she sold African traditional religious leaders into slavery, claiming they had violated her new Christian precepts.”

Read more:

https://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/23/opinion/23gates.html

Want reparations?

I suggest you petition:

Africa.

Democrat Party.

White liberals.

And by the way Asheville, NC, I am requesting some for the impact to my ancestors who were forced to fight.

 

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https://citizenwells.com/

http://eachstorytold.com/

 

July 4th and slavery, Founding fathers catalyst for change, All men are created equal paradigm shift, Most blacks enslaved by Africans

July 4th and slavery, Founding fathers catalyst for change, All men are created equal paradigm shift, Most blacks enslaved by Africans

“I congratulate you, my dear friend, on the law of your state [South Carolina] for suspending the importation of slaves, and for the glory you have justly acquired by endeavoring to prevent it for ever. This abomination must have an end, and there is a superior bench reserved in heaven for those who hasten it.”…Thomas Jefferson

“I can only say that there is not a man living who wishes more sincerely than I do to see a plan adopted for the abolition of slavery.”…George Washington

“Negro Slavery is an evil of colossal magnitude.”...John Adams

 

The Declaration of Independence and the founding of the US was a paradigm shift for humanity.

For all of the existence of mankind, the accepted belief was that if you were conquered, you were subject to murder, rape, pillaging, torture and enslavement.

That was the norm over the entire planet and involving all ethnicities and skin colors.

That includes whites.

Perhaps the most famous white slave was Saint Patrick.

For founders of America to think otherwise took a lot of reflection, soul searching and faith.

Three of the more prominent founding fathers come to mind: Washington, Jefferson and John Adams.

From the Thomas Jefferson original draft of the Declaration of Independence.

“he has waged cruel war against human nature itself, violating it’s most sacred rights of life & liberty in the persons of a distant people who never offended him, captivating & carrying them into slavery in another hemisphere, or to incur miserable death in their transportation thither. this piratical warfare, the opprobrium of infidel powers, is the warfare of the CHRISTIAN king of Great Britain. determined to keep open a market where MEN should be bought & sold, he has prostituted his negative for suppressing every legislative attempt to prohibit or to restrain this execrable commerce: and that this assemblage of horrors might want no fact of distinguished die, he is now exciting those very people to rise in arms among us, and to purchase that liberty of which he has deprived them, & murdering the people upon whom he also obtruded them; thus paying off former crimes committed against the liberties of one people, with crimes which he urges them to commit against the lives of another.”

https://citizenwells.com/2019/07/03/thomas-jefferson-original-draft-declaration-of-independence-condemns-slavery-king-of-great-britain-determined-to-keep-open-a-market-where-men-should-be-bought-sold/

George Washington’s metamorphosis.

“And as a leader of soldiers, Washington was acutely aware of the importance of black soldiers even as he waffled over the question of their eventual freedom. ”George Washington won the Revolutionary War with an army that was more integrated than any military force until the Vietnam War,” Mr. Wiencek maintains. His book offers evidence that the role of black soldiers under Washington’s command was under-reported simply because it was taken for granted.”

“George Washington’s encounter with black poet Philiss Wheatley.

“In December of 1775, Washington – the newly appointed Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army – received a letter from Wheatley containing an ode written in his honor. The poem illustrates Wheatley’s somewhat surprisingly passionate patriotic sentiment, which factors strongly in much of her poetry. It ends with a stanza reading: “Proceed, great chief, with virtue on thy side, / Thy ev’ry action let the goddess guide. / A crown, a mansion, and a throne that shine, / With gold unfading, WASHINGTON! Be thine.”

Washington responded with a letter expressing his appreciation for Wheatley’s poem. He even considered publishing it but feared people might interpret that action as self-aggrandizing. Not only was this letter the only one Washington is known to have written to a former slave, but he addressed Wheatley as “Miss Phillis” and signed off as “Your obed[ien]t humble servant,”1 unusual and even paradoxical courtesies. Washington also extended an invitation for Wheatley to call on him at his headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts.””

From George Washington’s Last Will and Testament.

“Upon the decease ⟨of⟩ my wife, it is my Will & desire th⟨at⟩ all the Slaves which I hold in ⟨my⟩ own right, shall receive their free⟨dom⟩.”

“And I do moreover most pointedly, and most solemnly enjoin it upon my Executors hereafter named, or the Survivors of them, to see that th⟨is cla⟩use respecting Slaves, and every part thereof be religiously fulfilled at the Epoch at which it is directed to take place; without evasion, neglect or delay, after the Crops which may then be on the ground are harvested, particularly as it respects the aged and infirm; seeing that a regular and permanent fund be established for their support so long as there are subjects requiring it; not trusting to the ⟨u⟩ncertain provision to be made by individuals. And to my Mulatto man William (calling himself William Lee) I give immediate freedom; or if he should prefer it (on account of the accidents which ha⟨v⟩e befallen him, and which have rendered him incapable of walking or of any active employment) to remain in the situation he now is, it shall be optional in him to do so: In either case however, I allow him an annuity of thirty dollars during his natural life, whic⟨h⟩ shall be independent of the victuals and cloaths he has been accustomed to receive, if he chuses the last alternative; but in full, with his freedom, if he prefers the first; & this I give him as a test⟨im⟩ony of my sense of his attachment to me, and for his faithful services during the Revolutionary War.”

https://citizenwells.com/2019/02/14/george-washington-last-will-and-testament-of-a-good-man-freed-his-slaves-and-made-provisions-for-their-education-welfare-transformed-by-his-interactions/

John Adams, who owned no slaves.

“1776: John Adams discussed trade resolutions before the continental congress: “There is one Resolution I will not omit.  Resolved that no Slaves be imported into any of the thirteen colonies.” (Peabody,p 197)

1776: John Adams was delighted with Jefferson’s draft of the Declaration of Independence and its “flights of oratory… especially that concerning Negro slavery, which, though I knew his Southern brethren would never suffer to pass in Congress, I certainly would never oppose.” (Peabody, p201)

1819: “Negro Slavery is an evil of colossal magnitude.” (Ellis,p140)”

https://pres-slaves.zohosites.com/john-adams.html

“Advocates of reparations for the descendants of those slaves generally ignore this untidy problem of the significant role that Africans played in the trade, choosing to believe the romanticized version that our ancestors were all kidnapped unawares by evil white men, like Kunta Kinte was in “Roots.” The truth, however, is much more complex: slavery was a business, highly organized and lucrative for European buyers and African sellers alike.

The African role in the slave trade was fully understood and openly acknowledged by many African-Americans even before the Civil War. For Frederick Douglass, it was an argument against repatriation schemes for the freed slaves. “The savage chiefs of the western coasts of Africa, who for ages have been accustomed to selling their captives into bondage and pocketing the ready cash for them, will not more readily accept our moral and economical ideas than the slave traders of Maryland and Virginia,” he warned. “We are, therefore, less inclined to go to Africa to work against the slave trade than to stay here to work against it.””

“Our new understanding of the scope of African involvement in the slave trade is not historical guesswork. Thanks to the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database, directed by the historian David Eltis of Emory University, we now know the ports from which more than 450,000 of our African ancestors were shipped out to what is now the United States (the database has records of 12.5 million people shipped to all parts of the New World from 1514 to 1866). About 16 percent of United States slaves came from eastern Nigeria, while 24 percent came from the Congo and Angola.”

“But the sad truth is that the conquest and capture of Africans and their sale to Europeans was one of the main sources of foreign exchange for several African kingdoms for a very long time. Slaves were the main export of the kingdom of Kongo; the Asante Empire in Ghana exported slaves and used the profits to import gold. Queen Njinga, the brilliant 17th-century monarch of the Mbundu, waged wars of resistance against the Portuguese but also conquered polities as far as 500 miles inland and sold her captives to the Portuguese. When Njinga converted to Christianity, she sold African traditional religious leaders into slavery, claiming they had violated her new Christian precepts.”

Read more:

https://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/23/opinion/23gates.html

 

More here:

https://citizenwells.com/

http://eachstorytold.com/

 

Covid-19 facts not fake news lies, 43% of deaths in nursing homes, Gov Cooper et al enabled “protesters” failed public, Deaths not cases

Covid-19 facts not fake news lies, 43% of deaths in nursing homes, Gov Cooper et al enabled “protesters” failed public, Deaths not cases

“The (American) press, which is mostly controlled by vested
interests, has an excessive influence on public opinion.”… Albert Einstein

“There were 58,148 total deaths the week ending 2/1/2020, pre Covid-19, in the middle of winter and flu season. There were 15,221 total deaths the week ending 6/20/2020”…Citizen Wells

“We are being lied to on a scale unimaginable by George Orwell.”…Citizen Wells

 

Cases of Covid-19 are up.

That is all the lying fake news media wants you to hear.

Why? It is all about removing President Trump.

Now the truth, facts, reality check from Citizen Wells.

The true arbiter of the impact on our health is death.

Something we can use as an apples to apples comparison.

In any given year, Americans dies from a myriad of diseases and accidents.

https://citizenwells.com/2020/04/01/no-wuhan-covid-19-us-problem-ny-nj-problem-typical-year-almost-3-million-deaths-647k-heart-disease-600k-cancer-flu-pneumonia-7th-end-shutdowns-cure-worse-than-disease/

Also, as reported at Citizen Wells, the vast majority of Covid-19 deaths happen to older folks and those with preexisting conditions.

https://citizenwells.com/2020/05/11/covid-19-wuhan-virus-deaths-facts-over-fake-news-age-55-over-92-age-65-over-80-high-percentage-in-long-term-care-aka-nursing-homes-governors-lousy-job/

Now let’s look at the latest data from the CDC, week ending June 20, 2020.

There were 271 Covid-19 deaths for the week ending 6/20/2020 with 90 % being age 55 or over.

Total deaths for the week were 15,221.

Peak Covid-19 deaths occurred the week ending 4/18/2020.

There were 16,343 Covid-19 deaths.

93 % of those were age 55 and over.

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/vsrr/covid_weekly/index.htm#AgeAndSex

It is clear that Covid-19 deaths have plummeted despite the increase in recorded cases.

It is also clear that the vast majority of the deaths have happened to older Americans and those with compromised health.

What we do not yet know is the impact of “protesters”, thugs, rioters and modern day Nazis given carte blanche to gather and create bedlam by governors like NC Roy Cooper, the same governor who referred to the Ace Speedway gatherings as a “Imminent Hazard.”

Time will tell.

“Since some of our earliest news about Covid-19 came out of a nursing home in Washington State, we had a proper heads up.

Conclusion: governors and states apparently have done a poor job of protecting our most vulnerable populations in nursing homes and probably overreacted in regard to the rest of the population.

The fake news media has not helped.

https://citizenwells.com/2020/05/11/covid-19-wuhan-virus-deaths-facts-over-fake-news-age-55-over-92-age-65-over-80-high-percentage-in-long-term-care-aka-nursing-homes-governors-lousy-job/

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Modern day Nazis protester bullies topple statues, Government officials  enable criminal behavior, Just like Nazi Germany, Wrong message sent

Modern day Nazis protester bullies topple statues, Government officials  enable criminal behavior, Just like Nazi Germany, Wrong message sent

“Black lives matter is a racist slogan tied to an organization with Marxist trained founders. Only a racist would utter or believe it. A sane and moral person believes that all lives matter.”…Citizen Wells

“I can only say that there is not a man living who wishes more sincerely than I do to see a plan adopted for the abolition of slavery.”…George Washington

“Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it.”... Edmund Burke

 

Let me be perfectly clear.

I am anti Confederacy, anti slavery, and especially anti stupid.

I am pro Constitution and rule of law.

I was born and raised in North Carolina, the state that was forced to join the Confederacy, with some of the highest casualties.

My great great grandfather carried a minnie ball in his leg the rest of his life.

He was likely forced to fight for the south, may have switched sides and is reported to have worked in the Lincoln White House (still trying to confirm).

If a statue is removed through legislative, legal means, so be it (although the damage to history may be the greater of evils).

Toppling a statue via bullying, thuggery, force, as in in Nazi Germany, is not ok and should not be permitted.

This sends the wrong message to our youth and others, just like Nazi Germany.

From The Hill.

“George Washington statue toppled, American flag burned by Portland protesters”

“A statue of George Washington that stood on the lawn of the German American Society in Northeast Portland was toppled by protesters Thursday night as demonstrations continue following the killing of George Floyd, local KATU reports.

A U.S. flag was seen burning at the head of the statue of the first U.S. president before it was pulled down by protesters using a rope. ”

“The bronze statue was spray-painted with the words “genocidal colonist” and several vulgar words, according to images on social media. A second American flag was laid over the toppled bronze Washington statue and set on fire. ”

“The statue of Washington dates back to 1926.

Earlier this week, a statue of Thomas Jefferson that stood outside the Jefferson High School was also torn down by demonstrators. The statue’s base was spray painted with the phrase “slave owner,” as well as Floyd’s name before the statue was toppled. ”

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Tulsa Oklahoma race riot massacre of 1921, Democrat and KKK stronghold, “Social tensions were exacerbated by the revival of the Ku Klux Klan”

Tulsa Oklahoma race riot massacre of 1921, Democrat and KKK stronghold, “Social tensions were exacerbated by the revival of the Ku Klux Klan

“The worst enemy that the Negro have is this white man that runs around here drooling at the mouth professing to love Negros and calling himself a liberal, and it is following these white liberals that has perpetuated problems that Negros have. If the Negro wasn’t taken, tricked or deceived by the white liberal, then Negros would get together and solve our own problems. I only cite these things to show you that in America, the history of the white liberal has been nothing but a series of trickery designed to make Negros think that the white liberal was going to solve our problems. Our problems will never be solved by the white man.”...Malcom X

“These Democrats — and I’m sorry to say this, I’m not trying to be racist — but they hate black people. These are the same people who fought to keep slavery in. These are the same people who built the KKK. These are the same people who hated us from the beginning. The Republican Party is the party of the blacks … but all of that history has been torn away.”...Bevelyn Beatty

“Democrats: party of slavery, secession, KKK and using blacks for their personal gain.”…Citizen Wells

 

Democrats.

The party of:

  • Slavery
  • Secession
  • KKK
  • Using Blacks for personal gain

From Wikipedia.

Oklahoma.

“During the first half-century of statehood, it was considered a Democratic stronghold, being carried by the Republican Party in only two presidential elections (1920 and 1928). After the 1948 election, the state turned firmly Republican. Although registered Republicans were a minority in the state until 2015,[280] starting in 1952, Oklahoma has been carried by Republican presidential candidates in all but one election (1964).”

Tulsa Race Riots.

“By the early 20th century, the Greenwood neighborhood of Tulsa was one of the most prosperous African-American communities in the United States.[84] Jim Crow laws had established racial segregation since before the start of the 20th century, but the blacks had created a thriving area.

Social tensions were exacerbated by the revival of the Ku Klux Klan after 1915. The Tulsa Race Riot broke out in 1921, with whites attacking blacks. In one of the costliest episodes of racial violence in American history, sixteen hours of rioting resulted in 35 city blocks destroyed, $1.8 million in property damage, and a death toll estimated to be as high as 300 people.[85] By the late 1920s, the Ku Klux Klan had declined to negligible influence within the state.”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oklahoma

“The state has a history of Democratic state government dominance. Oklahoma came into being as a state at the height of the era of Jim Crow Laws and had a Ku Klux Klan presence in the 1920s. Race politics gave way to Democratic political infighting over the New Deal in the 1930s and 1940s and the gradual growth of the Oklahoma Republican Party’s power. Today, most of Oklahoma’s federal and all of its statewide offices are all held by the Republican Party, which also holds supermajorities in both chambers of the state Legislature. However, with 8.6% Native Americans in the state, most Native American precincts vote Democratic in margins exceeded only by African Americans.”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Politics_of_Oklahoma

Governors of Oklahoma early 20th Century.

Governor
(Birth–Death)
Party Took office Left office Election Lt. Governor
Charles N. Haskell
(1860–1933)
Democratic November 16, 1907 January 9, 1911 1907 George W. Bellamy
2 Lee Cruce.jpg Lee Cruce
(1863–1933)
Democratic January 9, 1911 January 11, 1915 1910 J. J. McAlester
3 RobertLWilliams.jpg Robert L. Williams
(1868–1948)
Democratic January 11, 1915 January 13, 1919 1914 Martin E. Trapp
4
JBA Robertson 1920.jpg
James B. A. Robertson
(1871–1938)
Democratic January 13, 1919 January 8, 1923 1918 Martin E. Trapp
5 Jack Walton.jpg Jack C. Walton
(1881–1949)
Democratic January 8, 1923 November 19, 1923[1] 1922 Martin E. Trapp[2]
6 MartinETrapp.jpg Martin E. Trapp
(1877–1951)
Democratic November 19, 1923 January 10, 1927 Office vacant
7 Henry S. Johnston2.jpg Henry S. Johnston
(1867–1965)
Democratic January 10, 1927 March 20, 1929[3] 1926 William J. Holloway[4]
8 Governor William Holloway.jpg William J. Holloway
(1888–1970)
Democratic March 20, 1929 January 1, 1931

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_governors_of_Oklahoma

 

More on the Tulsa Race Riots.

https://web.archive.org/web/20080624204404/http://www.ok-history.mus.ok.us/trrc/file1.pdf

 

 

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NC Gov Cooper an “imminent hazard” walking with thousands of protesters, Shuts down speedway protesters, Dump Roy Cooper and NC liberal hypocrites

NC Gov Cooper an “imminent hazard” walking with thousands of protesters, Shuts down speedway protesters, Dump Roy Cooper and NC liberal hypocrites

“What is the difference in them doing that than the governor in Wake County marching with over 2,000 people down the street? What is the difference?”…Sheriff Terry Johnson, Alamance County NC
“The worst enemy that the Negro have is this white man that runs around here drooling at the mouth professing to love Negros and calling himself a liberal, and it is following these white liberals that has perpetuated problems that Negros have. If the Negro wasn’t taken, tricked or deceived by the white liberal, then Negros would get together and solve our own problems. I only cite these things to show you that in America, the history of the white liberal has been nothing but a series of trickery designed to make Negros think that the white liberal was going to solve our problems. Our problems will never be solved by the white man.”...Malcom X
“Governor Roy Cooper of NC has not protected nursing homes and the general public from Covid-19 and other hazards. Instead he has given carte blanche to thousands of protesters and as a “imminent hazard”  must be removed as soon as possible.”…Citizen Wells

 

NC Democrat Governer Roy Cooper is at best a liberal hypocrite.

He also is a criminal for violating his own executive order by walking with protesters in direct violation of his order and allowing thousands of protesters, rioters, looters and bullies to violate his order, spread Covid-19, tie up government resources, destroy property and block interstates and other thoroughfares.

May 20, 2020
EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 141
EASING RESTRICTIONS ON TRAVEL, BUSINESS OPERATIONS,
AND MASS GATHERINGS: PHASE 2

“Section 7. Mass Gatherings.
For the reasons and pursuant to the authority set forth above, the undersigned orders as follows:
A. Prohibition on Mass Gatherings.
I. Prohibition. Mass Gatherings are prohibited. “Mass Gathering” means an event or convening that brings together more than ten ( I 0) people indoors or more than twenty-five (25) people outdoors at the same time in a single confined indoor or outdoor space, such as an auditorium, stadium, arena, or meeting hall. This includes parades, fairs, and festivals. In publicly accessible indoor facilities, the Mass Gathering limit applies per room of the facility. A household where more than ten ( I 0) people reside is not a Mass Gathering.

The outdoor Mass Gathering limit of twenty-five (25) people applies to groups of
people that may gather together in a park, and on a beach or trail.”

Click to access EO141-Phase-2.pdf

That is bad enough.

However, he went after a peaceful group of raceway attendees in Alamance County who claimed also to be protesting.

From News 2.

“Gov. Cooper orders Ace Speedway to close due to ‘imminent hazard’ for spread of COVID-19”

“”The Speedway’s recent actions constitute an imminent hazard for the spread of COVID-19, an acute threat to North Carolinians which must not continue,” NCDHHS officials said in a release.

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Liberal hypocrisy and bias!

Governor Cooper quotes NC Statute § 130A-2 (3)

“Imminent hazard” means a situation that is likely to cause an immediate threat to human life, an immediate threat of serious physical injury, an immediate threat of serious adverse health effects, or a serious risk of irreparable damage to the environment if no immediate action is taken.”

Seems like that applies as much or more to the tens of thousands of protesters.

Sheriff Terry Johnson (the one who was persecuted by the Obama “Justice Dept.”) sees through the Cooper hypocrisy:

“What is the difference in them doing that than the governor in Wake County marching with over 2,000 people down the street? What is the difference?

The Dump Roy Cooper and other NC liberal hypocrites movement has begun.

 

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