Attempts to excuse kneeling are offensive

first_imgMore from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidation On Oct. 6, Briggs McAndrews wrote to support the disrespectful act of kneeling during the national anthem and did so by first stating that our president made the act of kneeling a evil gesture. Not true.President Trump rightfully called out those who disrespect our nation by kneeling during the national anthem. It’s his duty.Mr. Briggs knows full well that Colin Kaepernick stated : “I am not going to stand up and show pride in a flag that oppresses black people.” Briggs twists his support of kneeling during the national anthem into a liberal gobbly-gook statement: “It’s the true role of a school district to impel young people into value forming experiences that ultimately ask them to be compassionate towards their fellow citizens.” What? Like in patty-cake football? As in compassion for those tens of thousands who gave their lives for our nation?If school administrators, coaches, teachers and parents fail to instill a pride and respect for our nation. What then? They, now by default, instill a disrespect for everyone — teachers, parents, grandparents, police, clergy etc. For example, the disrespectful dolt who placed a crucifix in a bottle of urine and called it art. Not OK. McAndrews stated: “The real value of that experience lies in the example to others of human motive and conduct.” You want a real value experience? Then you and Colin go to Arlington National Cemetery and “take a knee.” Pray for those who gave their lives so that misguided folks are allowed to spew their anti-American hogwash.Your “holier-than-thou” letter is just that — hogwash. And your attempt to excuse bad behavior is shameful at best and is extremely hurtful to old veterans like myself. That also applies to those who will write in your support.Recent credible evidence has surfaced claiming that Kaepernick was paid to do this by the center for community change, a progressive community organization funded in part by George Soros. Does anyone have to look any further than the NFL to see the damage that this nonsense does?God bless America.John OsterlitzGlenvillecenter_img Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

Back in black

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Miami Infectious Diseases Specialist Says Coronavirus “Likely Won’t Kill You”

first_imgThe Wuhan coronavirus has now killed more than 900 people and there are more than 40-thousand confirmed cases around the world, with the vast majority in China. Jen and Bill just talked with infectious diseases specialist Dr. Aileen Marty from FIU Monday and asked her if the coronavirus is going to kill us.Her answer, “No you have a 98% chance of not dying from the coronavirus.”Dr Aileen Marty won’t dieAileen M. Marty, M.D., F.A.C.P., is a professor of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Medicine at the FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine.Bill also asked Dr. Marty if there’s a chance that this virus was manufactured in a lab which she doubted calling “Mother Nature the biggest terrorist.”Dr. Mary added that the virus originated in bats then spread to another animal. She said it’s important to figure out what that intermediate animal is.Finally Dr. Marty says the virus is spread from person to person within a 3-6 foot radius of a sneeze or cough, but the virus lives on surfaces for several hours so she suggests that you wash your hands frequently and use hand sanitizer to prevent contracting the disease.Listen to the full interview with Dr. Aileen Marty here.https://www.850wftl.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Dr-Elieen-Mardy-Coronavirus-2-10-20.mp3last_img read more

China bans online gaming, communication with foreigners after CCP gets flak for handling of…

first_imgImage Courtesy: Getty/ETAdvertisement kl5f6ibNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs94pWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E3w3x( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) wa1pWould you ever consider trying this?😱7s3Can your students do this? 🌚68vgpRoller skating! Powered by Firework The novel Coronavirus pandemic, which originated in the city of Wuhan in China, slowly found its way into all corners of the world. While being able to curb the spread in their own country, the Communist Party of China received major criticism from all around for letting the virus outbreak turn into a pandemic. Now, the government has come up with a new regulation regarding online gaming in the country, which will see an effective ban of Chinese national players from interacting with foreign gamers in multiplayer games. Advertisement Image Courtesy: Getty/ETThe news was confirmed by a Taiwanese media outlet Taiwan News, which stated that the ban will not allow players to send gaming invites or messages to any player outside China, let alone participate in any online match together.“The communist regime is said to have noticed an authority vacuum in online multiplayer games, which enables people to socialize without monitoring freely. Local metropolises are scrambling to draft laws to expand the scope of online censorship in video games and even prohibit gamers from meeting and chatting with people on the other side of the Great Firewall,” the news portal stated.Advertisement “As the CCP’s audacious global propaganda campaign to silence critics abroad and to defend its infallibility fails to work out, the new law is expected to block Chinese people from learning how the world is reacting to Beijing’s handling of the outbreak and subsequent cover-ups,” the report added.On Aptil 10th, CCP also banned the recently released social simulation video game Animal Crossing: New Horizons, which turned out to be a super hit in the Nintendo Switch console.Advertisement The ban on Animal Crossing came in effect after many players showed their detest through the game, including pro-Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong, who decorated his in-game island with anti-China messages, such as “Free Hong Kong, revolution now.”Along with a total ban on multiplayer onlne games, the CCP also announced to have surveillance on every single player online gaming activity, and also imposed an online gaming curfew from 10pm to 8am for gamers under the age of 18, and also restricted the maximum amount of money they can spend on gaming.Also read-‘Leaks’ of government measures reveal when football in front of fans is likely to resume in ItalymaNcHeSter United turns blue for once as Old Trafford lits city with a heartwarming tribute. Advertisementlast_img read more