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Rishi Sunak warns Tories party faces ‘existential threat’ and rules out early general election after winning (the) race to be PM tells Conservatives there will not be an early election but calls for the party to unite

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TMR Editor: Do read in depth. We believe the problems will not easily go away – feel that Boris with all the ‘hypocritical ills is likely still their best bet. They do have two years to sort out the best leader… leader… politically and administratively… requirements; which also apply to, do you know who?

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Covid: Man shares ‘the backbone’ of protection that kept him Covid-free – It’s ‘easy’

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WITH COVID infections rising throughout the country, many are catching the virus all over again. The current wave is fuelled by Omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5 that have been linked to reinfection. However, a man swears by an “easy” safety measure that kept him safe through travelling, flying and attending conferences.

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As BA.4 and BA.5 appear to be able to reinfect even those who’ve recently had Covid, some hospitals in the UK started making masks mandatory again. And they might be onto something. Eric Kennedy explained that his N95 face covering managed to keep him safe through weeks of travelling and attending conferences.

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Mr Kennedy shared on Twitter: “I know it feels impossible to avoid Covid these days, but I just travelled for four weeks, took 10 flights, gave four in-person presentations, and attended three conferences without catching Covid.”

What’s more, the Assistant Professor of Emergency Management shared that “you can too”.

If you’re looking for a way to protect yourself from the current rising cases, Mr Kennedy recommended an N95 mask.

An N95 mask describes a special type of face covering, also known as a respirator.

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This type is believed to offer the highest level of protection.

Mr Kennedy penned: “Because Covid is airborne, two rules formed the backbone of my protection:(1) Wear a well-fit N95, (2) Don’t not wear a well-fit N95.

“#1 is relatively easy. #2 can be hard.

“A high-quality mask is your best defence against not just [again] Covid, but also other airborne infections.”

Furthermore, research looking into coronavirus and masks does support this technique that managed to keep Kennedy Covid free.

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Evidence has shown that masks are able to filter out respiratory droplets and particles, protecting the wearer and others.

This is meaningful as Covid is an airborne virus that spreads through droplets and particles released into the air when coughing, sneezing or speaking.

However, the research also stresses that not all masks offer the same level of protection.

Experts recommend certified masks, such as FFP2 or N95 masks as they are able to filter out between 94 to 98 percent of aerosols, including airborne viruses like coronavirus.

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Mr Kennedy also explained that it’s not just the highly-effective mask that’s important but also the way you wear it.

He said: “Every time I put it on, I spend a minute bending the nose piece to make sure it doesn’t leave any gaps around my nose/eyes.

“I shave my face daily to ensure it gets a good seal. And, I run my fingers around the edge of the mask to make sure it’s pulled snug to my face.”

As masks are no longer required by the law, he has to decide when he needs it.

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He shared what helps him decide. Mr Kennedy said: “The easiest thing for me to do is think of Covid like cigarette smoke.

“I ask myself, ‘If someone was smoking/had smoked here, might I smell it?’ If the answer is yes, I put on my mask.

“Alone outside? Probably wouldn’t smell a cigarette. But, a crowded patio? Absolutely.”

So throughout the travelling, conferences and even presentations, he was wearing his mask.

He explained that the rule#2 ‘Don’t not wear a well-fit N95’ is harder and more tempting to break but breaking it means the virus can strike.

“Covid is highly transmissible, but it’s not magic,” he added.

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  1. View the profile of "Pished.Artist"Pished.ArtistJULY 7, 2022I have never had covid, your point is ?REPLY 0SHAREFLAG
    • GUGuyWJULY 7, 2022The maximum safe level of CO2 according to the H&S is 6,000ppm and a tight fitting N95 mask will produce a CO2 level of over 13,000ppm which will cause harm. Dizziness, nausea, and the reduced immune response, increased heat in the facial cavity and greater chance of respiratory infection.REPLY 0SHAREFLAG
      • THThornInTheSideJULY 7, 2022The N95 mask must be perfectly fitted to be effective, as any leaks whatsoever around the edges render it useless. And a perfectly fitted N95 mask is not at all a comfortable wear as it leaves marks on the skin, restricts air flow causing you to re-breathe your own exhaled breath, and produces stress on the lungs and respiratory system. Many people wearing N95 masks properly complain of headaches as a result.Lastly, the N95 can not be worn for long periods of time as the body must be given rest from it – medical personnel who have to wear such masks can only wear them for short periods of time.I doubt this fellow wore a properly fitted N95 mask given his description of how he used it.REPLY 0SHAREFLAG
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          • THThornInTheSideJULY 7, 2022Reply to DeadmanwalkingThat really works!REPLY 1SHAREFLAG
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        • BBbbcphobiaJULY 6, 2022People who are quadrupled jabbed and wear masks catch covid and die. So you have to be seriously gullible to believe either the jab or the mask are any use.REPLY 4SHAREFLAG

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          Premier of Montserrat issues press statement on Queen’s passing

          PRESS STATEMENT

          As the Premier of the British Overseas Territory of Montserrat, I have been officially advised of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Second.  She died peacefully this Thursday afternoon at her official residence in Scotland. 

          Following this announcement, I have ordered that the Montserrat flag be flown at half-staff.

          We are all deeply saddened to learn of the Queen’s passing.  During her seventy-year reign as Queen of the Commonwealth, Her Majesty has been a source of strength and inspiration to all within her realms.  Today is indeed a sad day for all of us as we mourn her passing.

          Her son and Heir to the Throne, His Royal Highness Prince Charles, has been proclaimed King.  Montserrat looks forward to fostering a close relationship with The King and The Queen Consort.

          On behalf of the Government and people of Montserrat, I extend deepest condolences to His Majesty King Charles The Third and the extended Royal family.  Our thoughts and prayers are with them and all the people of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth.

          Hon. Joseph E. Farrell

          Premier

          8th September 2022

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          It’s time to recognise the Public Service disgrace

          It’s time to recognise the Public Service disgrace

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          It was certainly surprising that after all that ended up being cited for ‘ignorance’, and his constant ‘coverup’ and refusal to at least admonish the Deputy Governor, Lyndel Sympson for her actions. He would in the end take the action where he, “asked for a full report on it how it happened and the lessons learned recommendation… so I’ve briefed my successor because it obviously shouldn’t be handled by the Deputy Governor herself, that wouldn’t be right for her to review her own situation in that way…”

          Having listened to the rambling he gave in defending or minimising the matter, (just as he has done in other situations), saying it was, “…an unfortunate mistake, not major sums of money involved at all…there is no scurrilous plan – trying to pay somebody under the door…”

          Why he called for a review was still confusing since he had also gone to great lengths to show that in the end it was his oversight, noting the matter should not have reached his desk as it did. What that showed of course was the disfunction of his and his DG support office. Did it, therefore, require an inquiry, review, and investigation to know who began the “mistake” which must have begun in his, the DG’s office coming from the top?

          When the overpayment being made was leaked early in 2021, soon after she received her new contract and the whispers reached ZJB radio loud enough for them to inquire, why did the Governor react as reported?

          He was simply strengthening the disgraceful behaviour that he was either willfully being irresponsible, or ignorant in carrying out his responsibilities.

          We recall his first major exhibition of irresponsibility when we cited his ‘ignorance’, in 2019; and we will add that may have well been some measure of dishonesty involved. He could not have honestly, if at all he did, reported that the action he took then was sanctioned by the Secretary of State at the FCO, in the DG’s, gross misconduct to a senior member of her staff. Consider the ‘Public Service Code of Conduct, under which the CSA President charged and asked the Governor to act. Consider Andrew Mitchell resigning following allegations he called police ‘plebs’. We will provide other examples in time

          The Governor was on the job already for over three years, but in retrospect, Governor Pearce, like Miss Carriere we found out later, came unprepared for a job for which he said he was recruited after: “…I have served as Head of Security for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and as Charge D’Affaires in Vilnius in Lithuania.”

          There are any number of circumstances beginning with our very first interaction with Governor Pearce that we should have discerned that he would not be a Governor who would be as he had promised at his swearing-in. “I will do my utmost to fulfill my responsibilities to the Government and people of Montserrat…And most importantly, to do my part in making things better for the Montserratian community.”

          Governor Carriere although she came clearly with a mandate to reform the public service which led her to the Empowering Excellence program, also revealed to be not ready to carry out her responsibility. It was surprising though she would somehow empower the terrible acts that only grew worse for her and under her watch. These led to her own failure.

          In fact, in researching to substantiate this argument, we found the weakness and danger in her statements surrounding her decision to appoint the Deputy Governor in a probatory status.  Our report then said, “Her Excellency informed she learned very well what, a Deputy Governor does…But I also learned first-hand how things work in the public service – what works well and what needs fixing.”

          That also “provided me with an excellent in-depth appreciation of the need for HR transformation…,” she said.

          For now, we conclude here that these and much more poor disgraceful activities of Governorship exuding down through the DG’s performance over her five years and continuing, were further encouraged by the ignorance and understanding of the rest of the Government who to this day do not recognise their powers, duty, and responsibilities.

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          BVI News: CoP declines to state RVIPF’s involvement in Fahie probe

          Commissioner declines to state RVIPF’s involvement in Fahie probe

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          BVI Police Commissioner Mark Collins

          As the United States (US) continues to build its case against disgraced former Premier Andrew Fahie and his alleged co-conspirators, Commissioner of Police in the BVI, Mark Collins, has declined to state the extent of the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force’s (RVIPF) involvement in the investigation process.

          BVI News asked Commissioner Mark Collins if US law enforcement agencies have been in contact with the RVIPF for assistance into their probe of Fahie and his co-accused.

          In response, the Commissioner said: “That’s not something I would discuss with the media as the Andrew Fahie investigation is still ongoing”.

          Just last week, Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley signalled the government’s willingness to cooperate with the US officials if assistance is required in further investigations of alleged co-conspirators of Fahie.

          In Fahie’s charging affidavit, there was mention of a person classified as ‘Government Official 1” who was described as a high-ranking, corrupt government operative who has ‘many employers’.

          It was insinuated the person is controlled by drug dealers and facilitates the passage of illicit drugs through the territory.

          Premier Wheatley maintained the BVI has a strong history of working with officials in the United States and will continue to do so.

          Fahie was arrested along with Managing Director of the BVI Ports Authority, Oleanvine Maynard at Miami-Opa Locka Airport on April 28. Maynard’s son Kadeem was arrested in St Thomas, USVI. The three are charged with conspiracy to import a controlled substance (cocaine), conspiracy to engage in money laundering and attempted money laundering.

          Fahie and Oleanvine are currently being detained in Miami while Kadeem is in detention in Puerto Rico. The three face a possible life sentence if convicted of the alleged crimes.

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          Premier Dr. Natalio Wheatley has expressed hopes for an urgent response from the United Kingdom (UK) to a proposal he submitted recently on the way forward for the BVI.

          The BVI’s political leaders are hoping to avert direct rule by the UK as recommended in the Commission of Inquiry (COI) report which was released recently.

          New Premier Wheatley with BVI Governor Rankin

          Premier Wheatley disclosed previously that he had submitted a proposal to the UK on how the locally elected government can address concerns raised in the report and implement suggested reforms on its own.

          “I’m hopeful that we would receive a decision within a few days. I’m hopeful. They received our proposal, they’ve said to us they’ve received it. They actually asked a few questions about the proposal, so we know that they are currently considering it and we are hopeful that they will come forward with a positive response to us very soon,” Dr. Wheatley said late last week.

          Direct rule by the United Kingdom, as proposed by the COI report, may possibly entail a temporary partial suspension of the territory’s constitutional order and the assistance of an Advisory Council to support the Governor in the execution of his duties and the formulation of policy as the territory’s new leader.

          Sir Gary Hickinbottom, who led the COI and authored the report, concluded that this suspension was necessary given that elected officials over the years have deliberately ignored the tenets of good governance.

          He said this situation has given rise to an environment in which the risk of dishonesty in public decision-making and funding has continued unabated.

          “We are hopeful that they accept [the terms in the proposal]. So I’m pretty sure that they will respond directly to our proposal as to whether they accept it or not accept it,” the Premier stated.

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          Labour last week admitted that Angela Rayner, the party’s deputy leader, was at an event where Sir Keir Starmer was filmed drinking a beer.

          Conservative MP Richard Holden has asked Durham Police to reconsider its assessment that no offence was committed during the April 30 event last year.

          Shadow education secretary Bridget Phillipson yesterday said Mr Holden should “know better than to waste police time on this nonsense”. Mr Holden accused Labour of hypocrisy for suggesting investigating concerns about Covid breaches is a waste of police time “when it’s all we’ve heard from them for months”.

          Former Conservative chief whip Mark Harper, who called for Mr Johnson to step down after he received a fixed penalty notice for attending a birthday celebration in No 10, expects the council elections may be a “mixed bag” and “inconclusive” but said: “Before the summer recess, all my Conservative colleagues should have enough information to make a decision on who they want to lead us into the next general election.

          “Do we stick with an uncertain course led by someone who is making good and decent Conservatives across the country defend the indefensible? Or do we get a new team in place to lead a revitalised Government, focused on Conservative priorities who will treat the electorate with respect?

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          “We have a large majority, it’s time we started to use it properly to deal with the country’s challenges using Conservative principles.”

          Another leading Conservative critic of Mr. Johnson said the “general view” now was that Mr. Johnson should face a confidence vote if councils are lost. They said a leadership contest over the summer with a new PM in place in time for the autumn conference was the “logical timetable”.

          A Conservative MP warned that the Tories could face “annihilation” in London, the Home Counties and “Lib Dem-facing seats”.

          However, they were wary of staging an election for a new leader, saying: “I think a leadership contest is by its nature at least a three-month contest. It’s going to be a massive distraction from some fairly big issues at the moment.

          “I’m not sure the public will thank us at the end of it, when probably at least half of voters will be no happier with a new Prime Minister than they are with the old one.”

          A further concern is that a raft of cabinet ministers would throw their hats into the ring and look “more focused on a leadership contest than on Ukraine, rebuilding the NHS or whatever else they are supposed to be doing”.

          Another Conservative MP who represents a seat in the so-called “red wall” of former Labour constituencies acknowledged how the party mood could turn against the PM after a bad night.

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          They said: “[When] MPs start having their own membership, activists, councillors, or maybe recently former councillors after next Thursday, on at them, I’m not sure how quickly the mood might turn. [I] think the emotional impact for people who have been working really hard to make gains or hold seats in some of these tougher areas and get trounced, that’s going to be very hard to swallow for some people.”

          Conservative insiders are braced for attempts by Mr Johnson’s internal critics to oust him in the wake of bad results but are in no doubt that he will fight to stay.

          A source said: “The PM is not going anywhere. He will fight on.”

          However, a party insider did nothing to play down the scale of the challenge facing the Conservatives.

          They said: “We are expecting it to be a tough night for us. We are 12 years into government…

          “London is looking very tough for us. Places like Barnet and Wandsworth and Westminster are looking very, very difficult for us to hold.”

          High profile victories in London will boost the spirits of Labour supporters but the party will look for signs that under Sir Keir Starmer’s leadership it is winning back voters it lost in 2019. Failure to score major successes outside London could trigger renewed criticism about his strategy.

          The Tory insider said: “We do expect [Labour] to do well in London and probably take some councils off us but the test will be how’s he doing in areas of the Midlands and the North that they lost in 2019.”

          They said: “[When] MPs start having their own membership, activists, councillors, or maybe recently former councillors after next Thursday, on at them, I’m not sure how quickly the mood might turn. [I] think the emotional impact for people who have been working really hard to make gains or hold seats in some of these tougher areas and get trounced, that’s going to be very hard to swallow for some people.”

          Conservative insiders are braced for attempts by Mr Johnson’s internal critics to oust him in the wake of bad results but are in no doubt that he will fight to stay.

          A source said: “The PM is not going anywhere. He will fight on.”

          However, a party insider did nothing to play down the scale of the challenge facing the Conservatives.

          They said: “We are expecting it to be a tough night for us. We are 12 years into government…

          “London is looking very tough for us. Places like Barnet and Wandsworth and Westminster are looking very, very difficult for us to hold.”

          High profile victories in London will boost the spirits of Labour supporters but the party will look for signs that under Sir Keir Starmer’s leadership it is winning back voters it lost in 2019. Failure to score major successes outside London could trigger renewed criticism about his strategy.

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          The Tory insider said: “We do expect [Labour] to do well in London and probably take some councils off us but the test will be how’s he doing in areas of the Midlands and the North that they lost in 2019.”

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          One month ago the Sunday Express helped us launch our campaign to boost the number of people getting Pension Credit. Thanks to its support we’ve seen an increase in the numbers visiting our online Pension Credit calculator.

          But we’re not stopping tere. Pension Credit can be worth over £3,300 a year for those over State Pension age and on a low income. It also opens up access to other support.

          Over the coming months we’ll be going all out to raise awareness of Pension Credit and showing how easy it is to claim. And we want Sunday Express readers to keep helping us too.

          We are calling on everyone with retired family and friends to encourage them to check if they qualify and help them make a claim if they do.

          With rising costs, it’s never been more important to make sure that people are receiving all the support they can get.

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          Bowel Regularity: A Barometer of Health

          Bowel Regularity: A Barometer of Health

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          Your Colon: The Toxic Waste Disposal Unit Of Your Body

          Bowel regularity may not be a topic typically talked about at the dinner table or a cocktail party, but most people are actually somewhat obsessed with it. And with good reason: The state of your gastro-intestinal tract (as well as the quality and quantity of its output) is a great barometer of the health of your body. 

          “The GI tract is a processing unit that metabolizes all of the nutrients you take in and eliminates all of the body’s waste, explains Dr. Amy Foxx-Orenstein, president of the American College of Gastroenterology. “What comes through it is reflective of how well or how ill the body is.”

          What Constitutes Irregular Bowel Movements?
          “Normal” is on average one bowel movement a day, usually in the morning, according to Andrew Rubman, ND, medical editor of Daily Health News. However, everyone is different, and two or three bowel movements per day is also normal.

          Consistency is the real test of normalcy. If day-to-day you have roughly the same number of bowel movements, no discomfort, and the size, texture, and color of the stool are consistent, then you’re likely fine. If, on the other hand, you are not consistent on a regular basis, then there is a potential problem.

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          • Step 1 Drink plenty of water. Most people who suffer from constipation are dehydrated.
          • Step 2 Eat a high-fiber diet. Fiber is an important element in promoting healthy digestion.
          • Step 3 Avoid dehydrating liquids such as soda and alcohol.
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          Russia after Ukraine? Involving who!

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          · This might help to get the picture, but see if this corroborates the previous post. Useful, but not quite the same!And then another or additional view – So it comes down to “Be Prepared”. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kze0o1ME4bcyoutube.com First US reinforcement troops for EU arrive in Germany | Ukraine Conflict | World English NewsFor several months now since November, the leaders of the west, Russia, and indeed the United States have been engaged in an escalating war of words. The pol…

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          Colin Powell dies at 84

          ‘Don’t feel sorry for me,’ Powell said as the end approached

          ‘Don’t feel sorry for me,’ Powell said as the end approached

          By Bob WoodwardToday at 9:34 p.m. EDT

          Colin Powell dies at 84

          As death approached, Colin L. Powell was still in fighting form.

          “I’ve got multiple myeloma cancer, and I’ve got Parkinson’s disease. But otherwise I’m fine,” he said in a July interview.

          And he rejected expressions of sorrow at his condition.

          “Don’t feel sorry for me, for God’s sakes! I’m [84] years old,” said Powell, who died Monday. “I haven’t lost a day of life-fighting these two diseases. I’m in good shape.”

          0:00/0:40Colin Powell to Bob Woodward: “Don’t feel sorry for me”

          Over 32 years beginning in 1989, after the U.S. invasion of Panama, I conducted about 50 interviews with Powell, who was the first Black chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the first Black secretary of state. The last interview was a phone call, three months ago on July 12, for 42 minutes and recorded with Powell’s agreement.

          Of his visits to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, he said, “I have to get all kinds of exams and I’m a former chairman, so they don’t want to lose me, so they make me come there all the time. I’ve taken lots of exams and I get there on my own. I drive up in my Corvette, get out of the Corvette and go into the hospital. I also go to a clinic to get the blood tests taken. I don’t advertise it but most of my friends know it.”

          Colin L. Powell, former secretary of state and military leader, dies at 84

          We quickly switched to defense issues and foreign policy. I asked him about President Biden’s decision to withdraw all U.S. troops completely from Afghanistan.

          “I thought we had to get out of there eventually,” Powell said. “[We] can’t beat these guys. Well, let’s get it over with. Afghanistan, you’re never going to win. Afghans are going to win.

          “They have hundreds willing to fight and die for this country of theirs. That’s why I don’t have any problem with us getting out of there. We can’t go from 100,000 [U.S. troops] down to a few hundred and think that’ll prevail.”

          At one point during our phone call, Alma Powell, his wife, called to him.

          “Hang on a minute,” he told me. “I’m on the phone, Alma!” he said, shouting back to her, and then in a whisper he added, “She never liked me talking to you, but here we are.”

          In Powell’s memoir, “My American Journey,” he recounted how he and I had talked in 1989. He wrote in his book that my story in The Washington Post the next day “was not inaccurate, but neither was it helpful.”

          He added, “I continued dealing with Woodward, though Alma warned me to handle with care.”

          His thoughts on Afghanistan were among several ruminations on current foreign policy issues.

          “How does anybody think that North Korea would find a way to attack us without us destroying them the next morning,” he said, “How can anyone think equally of Iran. Iran and North Korea cannot be our enemies because they cannot stand the results of such a conflict. We’re going to be terrified of these people? No. Would they dare?”

          “But sometimes you get a leader who’s suicidal,” I said.

          “True. True . . . The Chinese are not going to let us start a war with North Korea. They love North Korea. They want North Korea. I don’t. North Korea doesn’t bother me. Let the little jerk [Kim Jong Un] have his parades and what not. He’ll never try to attack us because he knows it would be assisted suicide.”

          “And I felt the same way about Iran. I felt the same way for the most part about Russia. They can’t afford it. They’ve got [145] million people. We’ve got 330 million people.”

          We returned to one of the defining moments in his life and discussed how the Persian Gulf War had taken only 42 days. The ground war component lasted only four days before President George H.W. Bush declared a cease-fire. The U.S. and coalition forces overran Kuwait and southern Iraq, destroyed Saddam Hussein’s army, routed the Iraqi Republican Guard, dictated the terms of peace and killed tens of thousands of Iraqis. Kuwait was liberated. American casualties were 137 killed in action and seven missing in action.

          “That’s close to it,” Powell said. “Had another couple hundred killed in accidents.”

          Overall, given the low American casualties, he said of the war, “I’m so proud of that I can’t see straight.”

          Powell continued, “Before the ground war started, I went to a White House meeting and pulled [Secretary of Defense Richard B.] Cheney and the president aside. And I said, ‘You know, I got to tell you about something, the ground [war] is about to start.’

          “ ‘And I need to warn you a little bit, that when we lose an airplane, it crashes and I lose one guy. If they hit a tank, you’ll see four burning guys come out of it and you will see terrible things in ground war that you will never see in air war. So be prepared for that and be prepared to respond to it and defend us when we’re in ground war.’ I didn’t know it was going to be as easy as it was or as well-prepared as it was. And they took that seriously.”

          Iraq War role was a stain on Powell’s record — one he openly said he regretted

          I mentioned that in a journalism class I teach, one of the students asked, “What does the truth accomplish?”

          “This is scary,” Powell said. “You just scared the hell out of me if this is what our kids are saying and thinking. Where are they getting it from? Media?”

          President Donald Trump was not reelected, he noted, “but Trump refuses to acknowledge that he wasn’t reelected. He has people who go along with him on that.”

          What about the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol?

          “It was awful. He was going in there to overturn the government.”

          I asked Powell, “Who was the greatest man, woman or person you have ever known? Not . . . a leader, not necessarily, but the inner person. You know, the moral compass, the sense of propriety, the sense of the truth matters. Who is that in all of your life? Who?”

          “It’s Alma Powell,” he said immediately. “She was with me the whole time. We’ve been married 58 years. And she put up with a lot. She took care of the kids when I was, you know, running around. And she was always there for me and she’d tell me, ‘That’s not a good idea.’ She was usually right.”

          Claire McMullen contributed to this report.Updated October 18, 2021

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          Vaccine mandate in Montserrat! Really?

          As you read the article in this re-post which may be longer than its norm, but necessary because of what it portrays or inform, and previously posted, would you think for a bit:

          We first brought this pandemic information to you in January, followed in February along with warnings and advice on how to prevent the ‘virus’ from reaching Montserrat. We at the same time presented early (WHO, etc.) safety and protected measures.

          The Montserrat authorities by mid-March 2020, corruptly ignored these messages and reportedly pretended that this was just a passing situation. What followed came what turned out to be the extreme of at best of times poorly handled ‘protocols’ and late avoidance (‘safety’ measures which otherwise carefully or sensibly thought out could have made Montserrat, ‘COVID-19 free’ thru June – September.

          What we would like to present here is how many of the persons tested as positive from mid-March were in fact confirmed to be a case; a report of the treatment given on the numbers of those who showed symptoms; the number of those who eventually after being sent home to isolate, ended up (“for treatment”) at the hospital, and what treatment was administered.

          We have been dutifully shown the various charts of positives, etc. and recoveries, etc., but we really do not know the numbers of those positives were really COVID-19. (See other articles on this matter)

          We would like to know, (a report be issued) issued on how many people died between February and present. The number of those persons who received the ‘COVID-19 vaccine’! And whether any of those persons had tested positive previously or after receiving the vaccine.

           So now, we come to the vaccine and the corrupt efforts to have sick and well, immune or building immunity to the virus, after instilling fear to access it. On the way, we are told by the authorities instructively that the vaccinated does not guarantee inability to contract and transmit the virus to anyone. (Hence the rush to advise the vaccinated to continue wearing masks and observe all safety all protocols). That under the guise of course of further protecting themselves from contracting from the unvaccinated, rather then transmitting it.

          (In very simple terms) Roughly our understanding is that the vaccine contains the virus that allows the body to build “resistance” against the virus. The result is that you can get reactions like COVID-19 symptoms and you can get sick (but not seriously, also adverse events, such as dying). The claim is that this happens to an “acceptable” percentage of people because the risk for this outweighs the benefits.

          Why should that not be left to every individual to choose? Instead, it is mandated – that MUST be WRONG, taking those simple TRUTHS aforementioned. It is why the matter will end up in the courts, with the less able to do, will cause damage to come.

          This reaction is similar to what is happening all over the world where ‘mandates’ are enforced.

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