Cautious use of smart phones is needed to avoid deadly candida auris infection

Cautious use of smart phones is needed to avoid deadly candida auris infection

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A threatening mean of transmitting a deadly infection

Most smart phones are now made in China. They come equipped with ear-phones. There is now a coincidental worldwide outbreak of deadly candida auris infecting patients’ ears.

Figure: Countries with Candida auris. (Source: https://www.cdc.gov/fungal/candida-auris/tracking-c-auris.html#world)

We can see that the most affected countries are also affluent ones with high rate of smart phone usage (except for Central and South America). Is this just a coincidence?

We should suspect that the fungus may had been spread by widespread usage of earphones (and many smart phone users do actually share their earphones).

The fungus would also spread if the production facilities in China were contaminated. However this is unlikely to be the cause of the current outbreak since CDC has found that those fungi causing the current outbreak do not originate from a single common source.

References

[1]. https://vlcrain17.wordpress.com/2019/04/06/candida-auris-its-time-to-worry/

[2]. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/06/health/candida-auris-facts.html

The rise of C. auris has been little publicized in part because it is so new. But also, outbreaks have at times been played down or kept confidential by hospitals, doctors, even governments. Some hospitals and medical professionals argue that because precautions are taken to prevent the spread, publicizing an outbreak would scare people unnecessarily.

[3]. https://www.cdc.gov/fungal/candida-auris/candida-auris-qanda.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Ffungal%2Fdiseases%2Fcandidiasis%2Fcandida-auris-qanda.html

[4]. https://somaticresearch.home.blog/2019/04/07/candida-auris-hoax/

[5]. https://pix11.com/2019/04/09/this-drug-resistant-fungus-is-spreading-scientists-warn-of-new-superbugs-to-come/

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Pronunciation  of Written Vietnamese in former RVN

Pronunciation of Written Vietnamese in former RVN

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Pronunciation of Written Vietnamese in former RVN (based on Standard Vietnamese used in the South, 1954-1975).

Part of the fun of traveling is understanding the local culture. This blog helps you know about written Vietnamese and pronunciate it to communicate with Vietnamese.

1. Background on written Vietnamese before Latin Phonetization

First we should have some background knowledge about some of the oldest well known systems of writing.

Egyptian hieroglyphs

Figure: Hieroglyphs from KV17, the tomb of Seti I, 13th century BC (The copyright holder of the work allows anyone to use it for any purpose including unrestricted redistribution, commercial use, and modification. Author Jon Bodsworth. Original file: http://File:Hieroglyphs_from_the_tomb_of_Seti_I.jpg)

The earliest system of Hieroglyphs of the Egyptian civilization has been found from KV17, the tomb of Seti I, 13th century BC, it has existed before 3200BC. The question is whether it had spread to ancient Vietnam directly or indirectly? Indirectly means some other civilizations may have adopted it, or imitated it and that art of adaptation/immitation may have spread to the land of current Vietnam or to the land of ancient Vietnam during the long time span from at least 3200 BC to 200 BC.

Brahmic scripts

Figure: A fragment of Ashoka’s 6th pillar edict, in Brahmi, the ancestor of all Brahmic scripts (This file is licensed under Creative Commons ShareAlike 1.0 License. Source: No machine-readable author provided. Vadakkan assumed (based on copyright claims). Original file: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Asokan_brahmi_pillar_edict.jpg)

According to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brahmi_script there is a correspondence between North Semitic and Brahmi scripts.

Ancient writing (either orinating from Egyptian writing or independently from Indus_script of Indus_Valley (from 3300 BCE to 1300 BCE )) had spread to Ancient India as Brahmi at least since 400 BC, to Bhutan, Nepal, (Brahmic_scripts), Japan (Yes, to Japan in East Asia), , , Tibet (Tibetan_script), South East Asian nations (Malayo-Polynesian_languages, Balinese_script).

Spreading of Brahmic scripts

Figure: Spread of Brahmic family of scripts from India Figure from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brahmic_scripts,(This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Generic license. Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Language_travel_from_India.png )

From the above map of the spread of Brahmic scripts, it is logical to expect that the Vietnamese civilization dated since 2000 BC could have got its own writing system comparable to its competing neighbours. It is quite unlikely that a place for trading and bronze technology like ancient Vietnam had no writing which is pivotal for its book keeping and its records of recipes for inventions .

Vietnamese culture has indeed existed more than 4000 years ago [7].

Many Vietnamese believe that Vietnam had its own phonetic writing system known as Khoa Dau (Khoa Đẩu) notation. Many centuries of occupation by Chinese ( at about 111 BC.) had erased most of the Khoa Dau writings predating Han Chinese occupation [8-14].

2. Writing of spoken Vietnamese language after Chinese Occupation

After the Occupation by Han China in 111 BC (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_domination_of_Vietnam ), the use of Khoa Dau written language was banned by the occupier and Vietnamese had to use written Qin Chinese in official documents. The Vietnamese lost their ability to read their own Khoa Dau writing and had to invent Chữ Nôm as another way to write their own language.

Chữ Nôm is based on Chinese Qin writing (colloquially and unjustifiably(?) known as Han writing but it was previously standardized and made used across the whole Qin Empire by Emperor Qin Sih Huang Di). Chu Nom each has two parts, one for the meaning in Qin writing, another for the Qin character with closest pronunciation.

\nIllustrative example:
Chu Nom 𠀧 (ba “three”) is composed of the pronunciation part 巴 (Sino-Vietnamese reading: ba) and the Chinese meaning part 三 “three”.

Its use is almost like writing a fictitious new word between angled brackets in the following line

<DOG, to be read as “ch-oooo-or” at higher pitch>

for an Englishman to read the sound of the Vietnamese word <chó> meaning Dog in English.

So it is evident that to read such fictitious written language, the person has to be well versed in English. That was also the difficulty with using Chữ Nôm: The person has to be well versed in Qin language.

During the Second period of Independence from Chinese occupatiob (lasting from Vietnamese King Lê Lợi, AD 1428, to present), Vietnamese Emperor Quang Trung Hoang De decreed that all official documents had to be written in Chữ Nôm. However this requires officials to know Qin language before they can write Chu Nom in official documents!

3. Latin Phonetization of spoken Vietnamese.

Christianity spread to Vietnam in the 16 th century, with it there arose the need for phonetization of Vietnamese for teaching Christinity.

Alexander de Rhode continued with the phonetization of Vietnamese using Latin alphabets by Portuguese Jesuits preacher Francisco de Pina (1585-1625, of Guarda of Portugal) and popularized its use. There is a street in Saigon named in honour of Alexander de Rhode.

The phonetization was made in the 16 th Century but it is remarkably close to the current International Phonetic Alphabets of 2015.

4. Advantage of Latin Phonetized Vietnamese

With such phonetization (as adopted as the Official Language of Republic of Vietnam, 1956-1975) the Standard Spoken Language of RVN has been:

a- Easy to learn and read

It is common for learners to be able to pronunciate Latin phonetized Vietnamese
in three months.

In the years of 1970’s more than 90% of South Vietnamese can pronunciate that language from written Standard Vietname of RVN and even Westerners can read Vietnamese at first exposure.

b- Nationally non-ambiguous writing for various locally ambiguous pronunciations:

The Christian preachers had traveled to every corner of the country to record all different pronunciations of words and incorporated them into their written phonetized language so that the written language is fully differentiated for different written words meaning different things even when only speakers in some parts of the country can differentiate them verbally while speakers in other parts of the country cannot. The resulting written language is therefore fully differentiated for words meaning different things while individuals in the country may not be able to verbally differentiate them. Consequently everyone can unambiguously understand the written language even when he cannot verbally differentiate all different written words.

Example 1:

1. <Tro> meaning “ash”, and

2. <Cho> meaning “give, donate, or let”

are pronunciated differently by Southern Vietnamese but pronunciated indistinguishably by Northerners in remote areas. The written language is unambiguous and gives exact meaning despite the indistinguishability of the spoken words by some speakers.

The written sentence “Cho tôi mua một chay nước tro” gives unambiguos meaning nationwide while its pronunciation by Northern Vietnamese might give ambiguous meaning from “Cho tôi mua một chay nước cho”.

Example 2:
1. <Tranh> meaning “fight for”, and
2. <Chanh> meaning “lemon”
are pronunciated differently by Southern Vietnamese but pronunciated indistinguishably by Northerners from remote areas. The written language is unambiguous and gives exact meaning despite the indistinguishability of the words by some speakers.
The written sentence “Hai người tranh nhau trái chanh” gives unambiguous meaning nationwide while its pronunciation by Northern Vietnamese might give ambiguous meaning from “Hai người chanh nhau trái chanh”.

Example 3:
1. <Cá rô> meaning “Perch fish, (Perca fluviatilis)”,
2. <rỗ> meaning “woven rattan basket”
3. <giãy> meaning thrash
4. <rột rẹt> the rolling, rasping sound
are pronunciated well by most Vietnamese but pronunciated unintelligibly by Western Southerners. The written language is unambiguous and gives exact meaning despite the indistinguishability of the words by some speakers.
The written sentence “Bắt con cá rô bỏ vô rỗ nó giãy nghe rột rẹt” gives unambiguos meaning nationwide while its pronunciation by Western South Vietnamese might give unintelligible meaning from “Bắt con cá gô bỏ vô gỗ nó gãy nghe gột ghẹt” .

c- Communicable nationwide:

The reading may be more differentiating than that of local people but they do understand it and it is considered as own language by every area in the country.

5. Standard Vietnamese sounds.

The Standard Pronunciation of Vietnamese Language in Republic of Vietnam, 1956-1975 have been made based on the hearing of the pronunciation by readers on Radio and TV broadcast programs, the lyrics from songs produced during that period and from actual conversations with many many people I met from most parts of that country.

That language had been succesfully used for communiation in that country.

Here are the results of my transcription which may help future people find out the actual pronunciation of people in now defunct Republic of Vietnam (1956-1975, commonly known as South Vietnam) if they ever need to restore the language.

6. My phonetic tables of Vietnamese

Figure: Table of Vietnamese consonnants. Click to enlarge.

Figure: Table of Vietnamese vowels. Click to enlarge.

The tables are made to help Westerners pronunciate written Vietnamese and also to help with future resconstruction of the actual Standard Pronunciation of people in now defunct Republic of Vietnam (1956-1975, commonly known as South Vietnam) if they ever need to restore that language.

The tables of pronunciations have been established using the methods used by IPA.

Notes for using the tables of Vietnamese consonnants:

1/ The table here gives the Standard Pronumciation of the defunct RVN. That language is found to be still easy to read, nationally non-ambiguous writing, and communicable nationwide. The current spoken language inside Vietnam IS CLOSE TO BUT IS NOT THE SAME. The current spoken language inside Vietnam is described in the web pages

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnamese_language ,
https://vi.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ch%E1%BB%AF_Qu%E1%BB%91c_ng%E1%BB%AF,

There will be CONFLICTING informations on the pronunciations between those two websites and this website. It is UP TO THE USER TO SELECT THE METHOD OF LEARNING PRONUNCIATION most appropriate to him.

2/ The Phonetic Transcriptions can never be identical for different speakers even from the same village! Therefore phonetizers should be satisfied that his phonetization is acceptable when reproduction from his phonetization is easily recognized and readily accepted by all listeners.

3/ Here I tried to use best approximate familiar IPA symbols [18]. Otherwise there will be a proliferation of IPA symbols and that would defeat the main aim of phonetization symbols !

4/ There are three columns in this table. The first column represents the Vietnamese single or double or triple consonnants, the second the corresponding IPA notation for Standard Northern pronunciation, the third the corresponding IPA notation for acceptable Standard Southern pronunciation. Radio and television announcers and speakers and singers in the former RVN adhered to this standard and were understood and appreciated nationwide.

5/ The Vietnamese <ch> is given its IPA phonetizations as in the table.
I approximated the pronunciation for <ch> by Southerners by English “ch” as in “chat, church, chunk” in English.
The actual pronunciation by Southerners is [j] preceed by a [t] . However there is no IPA phonetization symbol such as [tj with a ligation on top]. So I have to choose the closest familiar IPA phonetization symbol which is for as “ch” in “chat, church, chunk” in English.
I do RECOMMEND foreigners to read Vietnamese <ch> as “ch” in “church” in English, such pronuciation is understood nationwide.

It is known among Vietnamese speakers that saying the word <cho> make the tongue flap from its initial position with its tip touching the back of the upper front gum to the final position with its tip resting on its lowest position behind the back of the rear of the lower front gum. On the other hand the tip of the tongue stay touching the back of the upper front gum when pronunciating “ch” in English.

6/ There are differences between <c>, <k>, and <q> in Latin Phonetization.
<c>, and <q> are at two ends of the variation with <k> being the middle.
Natives Vietnamese words beginning with <q> have only those beginning with <qu>. However words like Qatar, Qibla do appear in Vietnamese news.

Example 1:

Pronunciate “com tôm” and “Kon-Tum” and feel the positions of the point of articulation.

Pronunciate “con cá, con cua” and “con két, con kiển” and feel the positions of the point of articulation.

Pronunciate “cá cơm” and “cá kèo” and feel the positions of the point of articulation.

Pronunciate “cua” and “qua” and feel the positions of the point of articulation.

Pronunciate “cuốc” and “quốc” and feel the positions of the point of articulation.

7/- The Vietnamese consonnant <d> is pronounced by Southerners as IPA [j] while by Northerners as as [z] quickly changing to [j] (If an IPA notation is made for that way of pronunciation, it would be [zj with ligation on top]) or as [dz with ligation on top].

It is noted that there have been disputes on how to accurately represent some Vietnamese spoken words like one which have been commonly written as <du> :

Some Northerners had successfully had their names registered in Vietnamese as “Dzu” rather than “Du” prior to 1975 (The laws of RVN required that people names must be Vietnamese words.). Their arguments were that Standard Vietnamese word <du> phonetically would be read by some as IPA [ju] or as IPA [zj u] while their name should always be read as IPA [dz u].

Notes for using the tables of Vietnamese vowels:

1/ The table here gives the Standard Pronumciation of the defunct RVN. That language is found to be still easy to read, nationally non-ambiguous writing, and communicable nationwide. The current spoken language inside Vietnam IS CLOSE TO BUT IS NOT THE SAME. The current spoken language inside Vietnam is described in the web pages

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnamese_language,
https://vi.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ch%E1%BB%AF_Qu%E1%BB%91c_ng%E1%BB%AF,

There will be CONFLICTING informations on the pronunciations between those two websites and this website. It is UP TO THE USER TO SELECT THE METHOD OF LEARNING PRONUNCIATION most appropriate to him.

2/ The Phonetic Transcriptions can never be identical for different speakers even from the same village! Therefore phonetizers should be satisfied that his phonetization is acceptable when reproduction from his phonetization is easily recognized and readily accepted by all listeners.

3/ Here I tried to use best approximate familiar IPA symbols. Otherwise there will be a proliferation of IPA symbols and that would defeat the main aim of phonetization symbols !

4/ There are twelve principal Vietnamese vowels (sound which can be sustainly pronunciated):
a, ă, â, e, ê, i, o, ô, ơ, u, ư, y
Vietnamese <y> is ALWAYS A VOWEL, it never takes the role of semi-vowel [j] unlike English “y” (in English “yes”) or French “y” (in “il y a”).

5/ They are grouped into six groups based on six Latin vowels a, e, i, o, u, y. The original phonetizers considered that (a, ă, â) are closely related and similarly for (e, ê), (o, ô), (u, ư).

6/ <i> differs from <y>: The sound for Vietnamese <y> is similar to IPA [i] or IPA [i:] but made with the point of articulation closer to the throat than for [i:].
IPA [i] is pronunciated with the tip of the tongue nearly touching the gap between the upper and lower front teeth while Vietnamese <y> is pronunciated with the tip of the tongue lowered and withdrawn to behind the back of the lower front gum.

Example 1:
Pronunciate <i> as in IPA [i] and “y” as in “y tá” and feel the positions of the tongue and the point of articulation.
Pronunciate “ĩ” as in “bĩ cực” and “ỹ” as in “mỹ” and feel the positions of the tongue tongue and the point of articulation .
Pronunciate “i” as in “mì hoành thánh” and “y” as in “mỹ” and feel the positions of the tongue.
Pronunciate “iến” as in “tiến” and “yến” and feel the positions of the tongue.
Pronunciate “iết” as in “tiết” and “yết” as in “yết kiêu” and feel the positions of the tongue.
Pronunciate “iếu” as in “hiếu” and “yếu” as in “yếu tố” and feel the positions of the tongue.

Example 2:
Pronunciate “mái nhà” and “máy móc” and feel the positions of the tongue.
Pronunciate “cài đặt” and “cày bừa” and feel the positions of the tongue.
Pronunciate “thúi” and “thúy” and feel the positions of the tongue.

7/ Vietnamese <ô> is closer to IPA [õ] than IPA [o]. The IPA symbol for a nasal vowel is a tilde ~ over the corresponding oral vowel.
IPA [o] is like “eau” in French “beau” https://www.thoughtco.com/understanding-the-french-language-using-ipa-4080307

8/ Vietnamese <â> is closer to IPA [ʌ with a tilde] than IPA [ʌ]. The IPA symbol for a nasal vowel is a tilde ~ over the corresponding oral vowel.
IPA [ʌ] is like English “cut” https://www.antimoon.com/how/pronunc-soundsipa.htm

9/ Vietnamese <ư> is pronounced like IPA [U] but with the point of articulation moved to the back. The speaker can first pronunciate IPA [U] then move his point of articulation back to the throat to hear the sound of Vietnamese <ư>

References

[1].

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

[2[. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brahmic_scripts/

[3]. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brahmi_script

[4]. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tibetan_script

[5]. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malayo-Polynesian_languages

[6]. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balinese_script

[7]. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoabinhian

[8]. https://chuvietcolacviet.vn/gocbaochi/detail/chu-viet-co-chu-cua-nen-van-minh-ruc-ro-ky-4-62.html

[9]. https://taobabe.wordpress.com/tag/ancient-language/

[10]. http://chuvietcolacviet.vn/gocbaochi/detail/giai-ma-chu-viet-co-127.html

[11] https://www.sachhiem.net/VANHOC/TVHAC/Vanhac09.php

[12]. http://chuvietcolacviet.vn/nghiencuu/detail/hanh-trinh-di-tim-chu-khoa-dau-phan-1-307.html

[13]. https://kienthuc.net.vn/di-san/su-ton-tai-cua-nen-van-minh-khoa-dau-266446.html

[14]. http://chuaxaloi.vn/tin-tuc/van-de-chu-khoa-dau/921.html

[15]. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ch%E1%BB%AF_N%C3%B4m

[16]. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnamese_language

[17]. https://vi.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ch%E1%BB%AF_Qu%E1%BB%91c_ng%E1%BB%AF

[18]. https://www.internationalphoneticalphabet.org/ipa-sounds/ipa-chart-with-sounds/

[19]. https://www.antimoon.com/how/pronunc-soundsipa.htm

[20]. https://www.thoughtco.com/understanding-the-french-language-using-ipa-4080307

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We Are Going To Lose The Coming War With China

reblogged from: The Burning Platform/ We Are Going To Lose The Coming War With China,
https://www.theburningplatform.com/2019/03/21/we-are-going-to-lose-the-coming-war-with-china/

#war, #China,

Comment by tonytran2015:
The lesson of Hannibal versus Rome should not be forgotten. On top of that USA is now a quite divisive chaotic, America-NOT-first “nation” (https://fearlessfreedom.online/2019/03/24/does-the-u-s-constitution-even-matter-anymore-the-case-of-individual-rights-as-reflected-in-the-bds-movement/).

Controlling of an entity by another is NOT innocuous

Controlling of an entity by another is NOT innocuous

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#take over, #controlling interest, #foreign control, #dual loyalty,

In the corporate world, when a foreign company holds a controlling majority in a particular company, the other shareholders in this company have to flee, and have to use Corporation Laws to protect their interests while fleeing. The foreign company must also declare its number of controlling shares when that exceeds some prescribed level of about 5%, well before the controlling may become perceptible.

When dealing with other nations controlling our own national interests we should require even better standards of protection:

1. US constituents should have the right to force their representatives to declare the ownership of their votes.

2. With modern information technology, there should be direct voting on every issue using the internet and encryption technology. This even allows the ELIMINATION of unneeded voting by middle-man representatives.

3. With direct voting, there will arise the questions of quorum, interim decisions. All that will bring to light objections and petitions for repealling of many interim decisions currently passed under little notice.

Reference:

[1]. https://socioecohistory.wordpress.com/2019/03/21/chris-hedges-blasts-israeli-interference-and-bribery/

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Understanding Opportunistic Dictatorship Riding on the Back of some Tragedy.

Understanding Opportunistic Dictatorship Riding on the Back of some Tragedy

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#dictatorship, #gun control, #evidence possession,

This is a familiar trick to create a dictatorship in a normally democratic nation: The aspiring dictator gets hold of an unfortunate big tragedy, professes intense emotion, inserts lies [1] into the news, banning the possession and questioning of evidence [2,3]. That aspiring dictator also suppress evidence of tragedies in the other directions [6] on the ground of preventing provocation, repercussions and revenge. The aspiring dictator incorporates a political agenda [4,5] (guns confiscation?, although the main gun used in the NZ massacre has been illegally obtained-please check) into the tragedy and make its discussion a taboo. The aspiring dictator then offers half-baked plan to protect the population from future such tragedy (though the plan does not protect them from tragedies such as of the type of Tiamen Square to be created by the dictator himself!).

The aspiring dictator is then undeposable, he then calls dissenters deniers and jail them all.

References:

[1]. http://wentworthreport.com/2019/03/16/scott-morrison-owes-an-apology/

As it turns out, it appears that the terrorist is not even a right winger. He is a self-described anarchist and a radical environmentalist, and an admirer of Communist China.

In his own manifesto the terrorist gunman who killed 49 Muslims at a mosque in New Zealand…

wanted “no part of” conservatismdescribed himself as an “eco-fascist”admired Communist China.

Answering the question “Are you a conservative?”, Brenton Tarrant wrote, “No, conservatism is corporatism in disguise, I want no part of it.”

“Conservatism is dead, thank god,” he also wrote.

Describing the arc of his political journey, the killer said: “When I was young I was a communist, then an anarchist and finally a libertarian before coming to be an eco-fascist.” …

“The nation with the closest political and social values to my own is the People’s Republic of China,” he wrote.

He claimed that he was left wing, writing, “Depending on the definition, sure.”

He also disavowed President Trump from the standpoint of his policies and decisions. In answering the question: “Were you a supporter of Donald Trump?”, he replied: “Dear god no.” …

Why did Scott Morrison get it so wrong?

[1b]. https://abcnews.go.com/International/zealand-prime-minister-jacinda-ardern-vows-stricter-gun/story?id=61759019

Pete Breidahl, a former New Zealand military machine gunner, posted a video on Facebook in the aftermath of the shootings claiming he asked police in the nearby town of Dunedin to investigate the rifle club based on troubling things he witnessed and overheard.

He said he saw members taking target practice using guns with 30-bullet magazines, talking about “zombie apocalypses, rifles for combat when they’re overweight and … useless” and discussing “homicidal fantasies.”

Breidahl told the New York Times that he reported the club to police in 2017, shortly after visiting the club for the first time. He told the newspaper he was concerned about the mental stability of the club’s members and the way they handled guns.

,,,,

Gun City owner David Tipple said Tarrant purchased four guns from the store but denied selling him a semi-automatic rifle used in the mosque attacks.

[2]. http://wentworthreport.com/2019/03/16/could-a-senator-like-fraser-anning-be-expelled-from-parliament-for-offensive-statements/

[3]. http://wentworthreport.com/2019/03/19/nz-threatens-10-years-in-prison-for-possessing-mosque-shooting-video/

[3b]. http://mainerepublicemailreport.com/2019/03/18/what-are-they-trying-to-hide-out-of-all-the-violent-videos-on-the-net-possessing-the-nz-mosque-shooting-video-can-now-get-you-10-years-in-prison/

[4]. https://vikinglifeblog.wordpress.com/2019/03/19/government-orders-kiwis-to-surrender-all-of-their-firearms/

[5]. https://www.npr.org/2019/03/18/704360922/new-zealand-pm-promises-tighter-gun-laws

[6]. https://vikinglifeblog.wordpress.com/2019/03/19/201-muslim-terrorist-attacks-this-year-have-killed-1175-no-outrage-because-attackers-werent-white/

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No, Dual Loyalty Isn’t Okay

Comment by tonytran2015:

Dual loyalty creates 2 classes of US citizens. USA will be sucked dry by another country and it is unfair to those with single loyalty.

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The Solons on Capitol Hill are terrified of the expression “dual loyalty.” They are afraid because dual loyalty means that one is not completely a loyal citizen of the country where one was born, raised and, presumably, prospered. It also suggests something more perverse, and that is dual citizenship, which in its present historic and social context particularly refers to the Jewish congressmen and women who just might be citizens of both the United States and Israel. There is particular concern over the issue at the moment because a freshman congresswoman Ilhan Omar has let the proverbial cat out of the bag by alluding to American-Jewish money buying uncritical support for a foreign country which is Israel without any regard to broader U.S. interests, something that everyone in Washington knows is true and has been the case for decades but is afraid to discuss due to inevitable punishment by the…

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Former multi-millionaire to go on hunger strike and live on streets in bid to keep home

from dailyrecords:

Former multi-millionaire to go on hunger strike and live on streets in bid to keep home, https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/bankrupt-businessman-go-hunger-strike-14115600

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Comment by tonytran2015:
The Royal Commision for Inquiry into Banking in Australia (2018) has revealed such entrapping practice. Many Australian farmers have lost their businesses to associates of their bankers through such entrapping.

, posted on 07 May 2017 ,