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USA-eVote considers this information vital to every American voter. It is the responsibility for every American voter to cast and educated vote. To cast an educated vote every American voter needs to be educated in the science of identifying fake news sites. This video shows one example of foreign involvement in the US election process and how Internet giants who should be taking basic steps to help eliminate foreign influence in the 2020 US election process are placing profit in front of national security. In our book that is treason.

I ran across this ad flooding Facebook. They must have paid Facebook millions to advertise. The average person thinks Facebook screens ads. This shows how they don’t. As a matter of fact, Facebook allows some advertisers to hide their identity. But there other ways to research companies. This video shows how the average person can unmask foreign involvement in US elections.

On the other side of the coin, not only is this group trying to sway US elections, they are also collecting donations …. For what??? I am going to leave that up to your imagination.

We need to stop foreign interference like Stop-Republicans.org and the hundreds of other fake news sites.

 

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Coronavirus April 6 Presidential Update

During the Presidential news conference on April 5, 2020 I did notice how the President attempted to teach the media in front of him how to investigate issues like in the old days when journalism served the public guided by a code of ethics. Those days are long gone. I have been trained as in instructor, so it was easy for me to see the teaching methods the President and his staff were using. The President and his staff presented scientific test results, explained how those tests and studies were conducted, and told those reporters where to find the information on the Internet. For the most part I could see how those instructions went right over the heads of those reporters. One after another those reporters asked stupid questions. The President and members of his staff politely pointed out, there are no stupid questions. They calmly answered the reporter’s questions. There were a few instances when a reporter attempted to use the news briefing as platform to push or advertise their own fake stories. It was rather ironic to see reporters attempt to push fake news stories and convince the President those stories were true while the President and his staff were not only battling that virus, but the spread of fake news by offering research and facts backed up by reference material. It seemed those lessons were like foul tasting medicine to those reporters. Listen to the questions some of those reporters asked. You can see how they were not listening to the President or his staff. After a subject was explained, some of the reporters told the President to consider the fake news published by the station they worked for. There has never been a time in American history when a President had to fight an enemy as well as the press. The only other man who had to face battles on those two fronts was General Patton. Strange as it may seem, it may have been General Patton’s views on communism that launched those attacks from the media.

Update April 6, 2020

The question and answer period in today’s Presidential update was quite different than yesterday. The President stood up as Commander in Chief taking the lead in a war. Reporters again asked questions based on fake news. The President asked then to identify their source. The reporters could not. The President refused to answer questions designed around fake news. In most cases the President once again pointed reporters to reliable sources of information. Some reporters became openly angry at the President’s refusal to allow fake news to be spread during the live updates. Many accusations were leveled against the President based on fake news. The President and his staff had to repeat themselves time and time again repeating the fact that they were meeting with the experts compiling data, facts, making decisions, asking questions, and moving forward. Reporters would not give up their reliance on their own fake stories with no proof, no references, no reliable data, and nothing but misleading information designed to accomplish nothing but raise ratings. The majority of reporters covering Presidential updates are Centered On Vicious Individual Desires and attacks on our Commander and Chief at a time this country needs unity, common sense, and the truth the most.

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How Long Does Coronavirus Live on Surfaces

This was the investigation that launched the USA-eVote section on the Coronavirus. I was asked to print a simple list of the life expectancy of the coronavirus on various surfaces. I was rather shocked at the information I had to weed through before finding one site with a simple list of surfaces and the life expectancy of a virus on that surface. There was of course the general list of fake new sites. And there were some reliable websites. Some of which had information you had to possess a PhD to understand. Finally I found one website with the information I was looking for.

How long the coronavirus can survive on surfaces

The researchers compared the new coronavirus’ life span on surfaces with that of the SARS coronavirus in a 70-degree Fahrenheit room at 40% relative humidity. They found that both coronaviruses lived the longest on stainless steel and polypropylene, a type of plastic used in everything from food-storage containers to toys. Both viruses lasted up to three days on plastic, and the new coronavirus lasted up to three days on steel.

https://www.businessinsider.com/coronavirus-lifespan-on-surfaces-graphic-2020-3

I prefer this site not because it is the most reliable, but because it took some rather complicated information from one website and took the time to put into in everyday English and a graph the average person can understand.

Following is a list of other useful web pages with more details and as I like, the subject explained from different angles.

WHO is continuously monitoring and responding to this outbreak. This Q&A will be updated as more is known about COVID-19, how it spreads and how it is affecting people worldwide. For more information, check back regularly on WHO’s coronavirus pages. https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

“The good thing about COVID-19 is that it does not require any unique cleaning chemicals to disinfect hands and surfaces,” says Andrew Janowski, an infectious disease expert at Washington University School of Medicine and St. Louis Children’s Hospital. COVID-19 is the disease caused by the current coronavirus.

Good old-fashioned soap and water does the trick.

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/03/14/811609026/the-new-coronavirus-can-live-on-surfaces-for-2-3-days-heres-how-to-clean-them

The virus was more stable on plastic and stainless steel than cardboard,” said Todd Green, Ph.D., a virologist and an associate professor in UAB’s Department of Microbiology. “Viable virus was detected for up to three days on plastic and stainless-steel surfaces. While on copper, no viable virus was measured after four hours or on cardboard after 24 hours.”

https://www.uab.edu/news/youcanuse/item/11213-how-long-does-the-novel-coronavirus-live-on-different-surfaces

The coronavirus can live for hours to days on surfaces like countertops and doorknobs. How long it survives depends on the material the surface is made from.

Here’s a guide to how long coronaviruses — the family of viruses that includes the one that causes COVID-19 — can live on some of the surfaces you probably touch on a daily basis. Keep in mind that researchers still have a lot to learn about the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19. For example, they don’t know whether exposure to heat, cold, or sunlight affects how long it lives on surfaces.

https://www.webmd.com/lung/how-long-covid-19-lives-on-surfaces

 

 

 

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 Following his acquittal by the Senate, President Trump addresses the Nation from the White House. Listen to his tongue-in-cheek ‘self-congratulations’ that has his audience in stitches. And listen as he praises every single member of Washington who worked hard and fought for him and for the American People.

USA-eVote is independent and prefers to remain independent. Yet no matter where you stand, our President’s acquittal and this speech to the Nation, will both go down in history! It’s funny yet moving and so important.

SORRY ABOUT THAT BUT YOU HAVE TO CLICK ON THE VIDEO TO ADVANCE TO ABOUT 40 MINUTES IN. THE SOURCE EDITED OUT THE FIRST 40 MINUTES OF PRE-COMMENTS. 

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USA-eVote is independent and prefers to remain independent. This is an interesting video of Nancy Pelosi delivering a speech after the impeachment procedure was voted on. It is never too early to gather information to cast an educated vote. Let us know what you think be leaving a comment, sharing this post, and hitting the like button on our Facebook account.

 

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USA Trivia Question #76

 

Who said:

“Better to fight for something than to live for nothing.”

 

Why US Trivia

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USA Trivia Answer #65

Quick! Name Japan’s 7 hits on December 7th & 8th 

1. _____ ______

2. ______

3. ____ ____

4. ____

5. ___ ___________ _______

6. ____ ______

7. ______ ______

BONUS: Additionally, ships were torpedoed between ___ _________ & ________.

 

Answer:

Between December 7 & 8, 1941, Japan hit:

1. Pearl Harbor

2. Malaya

3. Hong Kong

4. Guam

5. The Philippines Islands

6. Wake Island

7. Midway Island

Additionally, ships were torpedoed between San Francisco & Honolulu

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PT 109

For the last official USA eVote Reads post of 2018 (expect a special post on the 31st) we feature a History Series featured book – or at least the story! This will be a relatively short post, since we tell the story in our WWII section and there’s no need to repeat it here.

Our last post featured a story from 75 years ago – this story, too, took place 75 years ago. Both stories were miracles.

Summary (official):

A thrilling, moment-by-moment account of one of the most famous events of World War II–the sinking of PT-109 and John F. Kennedy’s heroic actions that saved his crew–and a fascinating examination of how that extraordinary episode shaped the future president’s life.

At 2:00 a.m. on the moonless night of August 2, 1943, U.S. Patrol Torpedo boat PT-109, captained by Lieutenant John F. Kennedy, was struck by the Japanese destroyer Amagiri near the Solomon Islands. The American ship was cleaved in two and rocked by an explosion; two crew members died instantly; the remaining eleven survivors clung to the sinking wreckage, adrift in enemy waters. Despite injuring his back, Lt. Kennedy–towing a severely burned sailor by the strap of a life jacket–led his battered and exhausted men on a harrowing three-and-a-half mile swim to a tiny uninhabited island. Desperate for food and water, Kennedy set off on a solo reconnaissance mission, scouting two larger islands two-and-a-half miles away. Discovering water and coconuts, he returned for his men. For six days they lived off coconuts and kept out of sight of passing Japanese patrols until they were rescued.

Drawing on new information from the American rescuers and recently released archives in both Japan and the U.S., PT-109 recounts this event in breathtaking detail and explores the incident’s remarkable aftermath on JFK’s life and legend. William Doyle reveals that, while the incident transformed JFK into a “war hero” and helped propel him to the U.S. Senate and the White House, the wounds he suffered during that harrowing week continued to haunt him, physically and psychologically.

The story of the PT 109 tells JFK’s harrowing ordeal in the South Pacific in 1943. It tells about the Japanese destroyer that cut his boat in half. And it tells the story of his rescuers. PT 109 gives a moment-by-moment, detailed account of the whole adventure.

Kennedy was already in naval officers training before Pearl Harbor – he and his older brother Joe enlisted for the navy. And while Joe flew planes for the navy, Jack was desperate to drive PT boats. Or really anything that would allow him to see action instead of being stuck behind a desk for the duration of the war.

After training, Kennedy was posted in the Solomon Islands, under the command of General MacArthur – who would later advise him in such matters as the Bay of Pigs and Vietnam. One night, while out on patrol, thanks to the darkness and the confusion, the PT 109 was separated from the rest of the fleet. Suddenly, out of nowhere, a Japanese destroyer loomed ahead of them. Before Kennedy could react, the destroyer and sliced his little boat in half!

From there on out, Kennedy was tasked with making sure that his crew was safe and rescued.

PT 109 tells that story – and an incredible story it is!

Like Charlie Brown, over Germany in December 1943, in August of 1943, John Kennedy was saved from the gripes of death. Both were miracles. And both stories are worth reading.

If you are looking for another incredible WWII story – and one that happened to a president at that – than this is the book for you! Or, if you’re just looking for another good Kennedy read, this is also the book for you! PT 109 tells the story of Kennedy before he became president – before he was destined to become president. Brother Joe was still alive and JFK was just fighting for his country, like every other young man his age.

Genre: History

Era: 1940s

Featured in PT 109: The Story of a Miracle

Goodreads: PT 109: JFK’s Night of  Destiny

 

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USA Trivia Question #69

Who was the first president to have a Christmas tree in the White House?

 

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USA Trivia Answer #56

 

Who said:

“If they elect me president, I will do my best to carry the United States through a difficult period; but I would not want people to elect me because I promised them the easy, soft life. I think it’s going to be difficult; but I’m confident that this country can meet its responsibilities.”

 

Answer:

Senator John F. Kennedy in the first ever televised presidential debate, aired on October 7, 1960 between Senator Kennedy and Vice President Nixon

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