Coronavirus reveals even bigger threat for Americans

March 14, 2020

Big Pharma = Big money…without a conscience

Until the Coronavirus, originally identified as the Wuhan virus, reached monumental proportions — now routinely described as a global pandemic — Americans were unquestioningly taking everything from prescribed antibiotics, painkillers, blood pressure medication, birth control pills, numerous other medications and over-the-counter pills including vitamins, that we believed to be safe  Little did we realize that upwards of an astonishing 80% of the ingredients are manufactured in China, including those considered staples in hospital intensive care units and operating rooms.

Not only is that reliance a threat to national security, the squalid conditions in many Chinese drug factories pose a health risk to Americans dependent on the medications.

This 2018 article,China is Quietly Becoming the World’s Pharmacy — and There Are Big Risks,” by Cathalijne Adams, reveals the major problems involved with this deep reliance on a repressive and secretive country that is not our natural ally.

Adams’ report links to the book,China Rx: Exposing the Risks of America’s Dependence on China for Medicine,” also printed in 2018. Its brief Amazon intro listing many of the drug types and the threats posed by this reliance is definitely worth your time.

Be sure to scroll through Market Research Reports which lists the U.S. Top 10 Pharmaceutical Companies and the $billions they brought in during FY 2018. The report concludes with this zinger: “The U.S. pharmaceuticals market is expected to be worth $685.45 billion by 2023.”

The Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) refers to the spread of the virus as a “rapidly evolving situation.” Yet it illogically has a page dedicated to “reducing stigma” which it groundlessly claims could be directed toward Americans of Asian heritage, since the disease originated in China — which, by the way, is now blaming the U.S. for the rapidly spreading infection.

There are numerous articles on this disturbing topic, but these provide a wide overview of the enormity of the problem. SRAZ has often stated, “Knowledge is power.” Unfortunately, in this vital area, Americans have been kept in the dark.

Racism allegation absurdity infects virus reports

March 10, 2020

“Racist” is the latest pejorative to be tossed around with impunity by the left which politicizes everything. The American Council on Science and Health which lists itself as “promoting science and debunking junk since 1978,” has published a very readable and enlightening commentary on the Coronavirus also known as the Wuhan virus, named for the Chinese province in which it originated.

Written by Dr. Alex Berezow, who holds a Ph.D. in microbiology, the article exposes the absurdity of the left’s obsession with racism, even when entirely inappropriate and irrational.

According to David Gura, an anchor on low-rated MSNBC, calling the virus by the name of its origin, as has long been the case, is suddenly racist — although the Chinese initially began referring to it as Wuhan.

Dr. Berezow points to the fact that the Asian Times reported on the virus, calling it Wuhan. Could it be they are racist against themselves or simply following longstanding protocol of using place names of disease origins as practical identifiers? He names a few examples:

West Nile

Lyme (named after a town in Connecticut)

Spanish flu

German measles

Norovirus (named after Norwalk, Ohio)

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome

St. Louis encephalitis

Lassa fever (named after a town in Nigeria)

Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

Ebola (named after a river in Africa)

Legionnaires’ disease (named after the American Legion)

The hullabaloo is thought to have an Arizona connection, beginning when Congressman/Dr. Paul Gosar, (R-AZCD-4) posted this prudent announcement Sunday evening.

SRAZ highly recommends Dr. Berezow‘s outstanding commentary,MSNBC’s David Gura Thinks All Microbiologists Are Racists.”

AZ Republic’s odd placement choices, concealed info

February 1, 2020

Let’s see…which story should be given Page One prominence?

Bold Headline, above-the-fold accompanying a three-quarter page report —  including an oversize photo of an ASU student wearing a mouth and nose mask for protection against the coronavirus emanating from China: “It’s hard to prepare for an unknown, but the flu season has already provided helpful practice, state health officials say.” The article continues to an inside half page and a photo of another masked ASU student, riding a bicycle.

Bottom of the same front page: small font type: “27 accused of sex crimes.” It’s accompanied by a single sentence and a directive to page ‘3A’ (short-shrifted rest of the story). “More than two dozen people were arrested by Valley police in Operation Silent Predator, a crackdown on trafficking and sex crimes involving children.”

The arrested suspects, who were arranging sex acts with children, are described as between the ages of 21 and 69.  The child victims were 14-years-old and younger and were stalked online.

Of particular interest is the fact that twenty-seven Valley perverts were charged as sexual predators perpetrating crimes against children and the newspaper did not mention a single name. Could it be because Homeland Security was one of the investigating agencies, partnering with Phoenix, Mesa, Tempe, and the Chandler Police Departments along with the Arizona Attorney General’s Office? Seeing Red AZ easily located the names of the suspects:

They have been identified as Samuel Puma, 69; Patrick Mai, 65; Walter Lundy, 59; Franklin Omori, 57; Roy Vasquez, 55; Daryl McCraw, 53; Hector Pano, 48; Juan Flores, 40; Andrew Kasmar, 37; Richard Gonzalez, 37; Colten Jourdain, 35; Edward Mendoza, 33; Agustin Ibanez, 32; Kristopher Broom, 31; Ezra Reynolds, 31; Fabian Hernandez, 30; Jose Sandoval, 30; Bryan Carr, 30; Lawrence Ruiz, 29; Tommy Diaz, 28; Kevin Evangelista, 26; Dovonta Owens, 25; Nicholas Benhart, 23; Jesus Mendoza, 23; Terrick Ebron, 22; and Isaac Arce, 21.

Their photos can be found on various local television outlets, though not in the seriously failing no-news newspaper.

Count on this: If any of these arrested child predators are here illegally, the Arizona Republic will never report it.

Ridiculous language distortions gain traction

January 26, 2020

…Begin with replacing the misused word “progressive” with the far more accurate,”repressive.”

Just weeks ago, we learned that Merriam-Webster declared ‘they’ its “2019 word of the year,” in a nod to gender neutrality and those who now consider themselves non-binary. Gender neutral, non-binary and transgender, words with which we had previously never had even a nodding acquaintance, have gained prominence in our celebrity-driven world. The compliant media follow like lapdogs and before long misused words dominate our language and are being described in detail and taught to our kids in school.

The dictionary company’s revelation preempted the American Psychological Association recognizing “they” as a singular third-person pronoun in its latest scholarly writing style guide. No kidding!

Language corruption and distorted meanings abound. Language, like sexuality, has lost its significance and has now veered off into the land of fluidity, where nothing means anything and venerable, known definitions have been co-opted.

Which brings us to the misuse of the word “progressive” when describing radical leftists. Progressive is a word that is embraced by those who rejected the word liberal in favor of sounding forward-thinking and cutting-edge.  What compounds the egregious trickery is that conservatives, likely in a foolish quest to sound contemporary, routinely use it. The correct usage appears in the first paragraph of this article, titledBeware of phony conservatives.”

The dying Arizona Republic newspaper’s Sunday edition exemplifies the devaluation of definitions. In a three column report by wordsmith Daniel Gonzalez titled, “What we know about the latest caravan,” he used the words caravan and migrants interchangeably nearly four dozen times as he described Central Americans attempting passage through Mexico intending to invade the United States. He sought out a similarly agendized east coast Latina associate professor, who claims the timing is coordinated “to draw attention away from Trump’s impeachment trial and bolster support among his base during a presidential election year.”

This bonding to a flawed agenda that alienates educated readers signals the death knell for the failing newspaper. 

A much better description for leftists is “regressive,” which is exactly what they are. According to Merriam-Webster, regressive is in the bottom 40% in lookup popularityLet’s give it a rightful boost.

Exposing the criminal justice reform farce

January 11, 2020

We hear the words “criminal justice reform” tossed around a lot of late. Most often the tossers are Democrats, although others who should know better are also caught up in the trendy catchphrase. When boiled down to its nub, it translates to fewer penalties for criminals because, according to its advocates, minorities and males are disproportionately ensnared in the “system.”

Those who commit crimes get arrested, charged and tried, regardless of who they are. There are plenty of blue eyes in prison and interestingly, fewer Asians. The Federal Bureau of Prisons released its most recent statistics noting inmate’s race, ethnicity, gender, and sentences imposed. These numbers reflect federal incarcerations, not local jails or state prisons, which often have different demographics.

Factor in the false positives. In 2014, California voters approved Proposition 47, reclassifying numerous property and drug crimes from felonies to misdemeanors. CBS Channel 13 in Sacramento reports theft under $950 is now a misdemeanor. The immediate effect? The average daily incarceration population dropped by almost 10,000 between October 2014 and January 2015. Crime didn’t go down. Criminals were simply turned back out to re-offend against law abiding public.

Radical groups such as the Southern Poverty Law Center see criminality as a misnomer. They state they want to reform the criminal justice and immigration enforcement systems so they operate “fairly and equitably” — to “ensure the dignity and humanity of those interacting with these systems, and to reduce the population of those jailed, detained, and incarcerated in the United States.” The dignity of victims is of no consequence.

New York State crafted new bail laws that went into effect on January 1, 2020, the brainchild of Democrat Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Pretrial detention and cash bail, considered too harsh for poor criminals, have now been eliminated for most misdemeanor and nonviolent felony cases, including some violent felonies. Crimes such as burglary, stalking, some assaults, many drug offenses — even some arson crimes and robbery — no longer require bail, which means criminals are less likely to appear for court hearings.

San Francisco, a one-time destination city, now a crime and homeless haven with human waste, rats and needles littering sidewalks, recently elected Chesa Boudin as District Attorney. The former public defender who has never prosecuted a case, fired multiple prosecutors after being sworn in. The LA Times reports Boudin heard the news that he had been elected while visiting his father in prison.

Boudin was an infant when his parents, members of the radical leftist group Weather Underground, began serving their sentences in the mid-1980s for killing three men in an armed robbery. His mother was released in 2003. His father is serving a life term.

How are such people getting elected? Here’s a memory refresher from Politico, which reported in 2016 billionaire Socialist George Soros’ under the radar commitment to overhauling the U.S. justice system.

This is serious business with drastic consequences, as is increasingly evident. 

Why the secular left abhors Christmas

December 23, 2019

Today, just in advance of the holiday, we bring you a superb column by Dennis Prager, exposing the left’s war on Christmas.

This important exposé is our Christmas gift to Seeing Red AZ’s readers.

A nationally syndicated radio talk show host, Prager is also a columnist and best-selling author, and is the founder of Prager U. Many of you may have seen his recent movie, “No Safe Spaces,” co-produced with Adam Carolla. Read Dennis Prager’s impressive bio here.

AZ integral to contrasting refugee resettlement reports

December 10, 2019

Refugee status often contrived to exploit: Arizona falls prey

First we direct your attention to a compelling commentary by conservative columnist Michelle Malkin, titled,Citizen revolt: Resist refugee resettlement dumps!

Read it from beginning to end. We promise you the facts will shock you out of your shoes.

Then hop over to the local newspaper. Monday’s pathetic edition was so anorexic it contained only two sections. Sports was one. Leftward skewed news was the other. Characterized by oversize photos, regurgitated reports and purchased content, it is rife with hearing aid ads and even those dealing with ED, aimed at the senior citizens who are accustomed to the flaccid plop of a folded newspaper on their driveway.

You’ll find an intriguing Page One report  that coalesces flawlessly with Malkin’s stunning assessment This one, however, details the welcoming of costly “refugees.” And, of course, it’s taking place right here under our noses in Arizona.  It’s time to get up to speed on this far-reaching problem as our state thrusts its finger in the eye of our citizens, but also President Trump, who has set more rational standards.

On September 26, 2019, President Trump signed an Executive Order specifying a humanitarian and responsible approach to refugees that protects the welfare of American citizens. This brief fact sheet clearly states his rational approach to  dealing with refugee resettlement, which increases transparency and prioritizes America’s citizens.

Important takeaways from the White House fact sheet:

The primary goal of our refugee policy is to enable refugees to ultimately return home, where they can help rebuild their communities – which also supports our foreign policy interests.

The United States spends billions of dollars resettling refugees that could be invested in our citizens here at home.

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) spent more than $96 billion on programs supporting or benefiting refugees between 2005 and 2014. HHS surveys show that 45 percent of refugees arriving between 2011 and 2015 were receiving cash assistance and 49 percent were receiving Medicaid.

President Trump is prioritizing the safety and security of the American people by making sure we do not admit more people than we can vet. The United States can only admit so many refugees while ensuring we maintain a high standard of screening.

Proper controls are vital, as many refugees come from countries that are known sources of terrorism or lack the modern record keeping to help us identify their nationals.

Law enforcement has apprehended a number of alleged terrorists in recent years who passed through our refugee program.

This is the man the Democrats are intent on impeaching.