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Wisconsin stay-at-home order protesters vow to rally without permit

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SCOTT BAUER Associated Press  Apr 23, 2020

A woman holds a sign as she attends a rally outside the Missouri Capitol to protests stay-at-home orders put into place due to the COVID-19 outbreak on Tuesday. A similar rally is being organized for Madison's Capitol on Friday, even though the state has denied a permit.

Organizers of a rally against Wisconsin's stay-at-home order say they are proceeding with the event on Friday, even though their permit to hold it on the grounds of the Capitol was denied.
The planned rally is the latest in a string of events in Wisconsin and across the country, organized and promoted by opponents of orders designed to limit the spread of the coronavirus. Friday's rally has the potential to be the largest to date in Wisconsin, with more than 3,300 people as of Wednesday saying on Facebook that they are going and 12,000 interested.
Organizer Madison Elmer applied for a permit with the state Department of Administration on April 14. Elmer said Wednesday that she was notified this week that the permit was denied because the gathering would violate the order barring gatherings of any size.
The Capitol building is closed.

Elmer pledged to forge ahead with the rally, despite the possibility of being cited by law enforcement.

"I think our message is bigger than that to be worried about it," Elmer said. "I'm willing to risk citation for everybody else that's speaking to be able to be heard."

A spokeswoman for Capitol Police hasn't returned a message asking what type of enforcement there would be at the event. Madison Police Department spokesman Joel DeSpain said officers from his department would monitor it.

Gov. Tony Evers has said he respects the protesters’ free speech rights, but that he also hopes they maintain a safe distance from one another.

Organizers urged rally participants to be peaceful. But they are leaving it up to each participant to decide whether to follow social distancing guidelines that public health experts say are essential to stopping the spread of the virus.

"Everybody's responsible for their own health," Elmer said. "If they feel somebody else is making them uncomfortable they can move or stand by somebody else."

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From Racine County Corruption:

In a display of total disregard of ethics and the rule of  law, valid votes are being discarded due to errors, acts and omissions by election officials.

Valid votes are being removed from authenticated ballots and discarded due to accounting irregularities.   In an unheard of move to balance the voter counts, a draw down was ordered on previously counted ballots to balance election count numbers, in essence,  valid counted ballots are being discarded randomly.

Should a Billion Dollar tax referendum be decided by the luck of the draw ? 

We don't think so !
and neither should you.

As the recount continues............
and in the interest of voter integrity

RCC calls for the RUSD referendum to be declared 
null and void do to electioneering, accounting irregularities
 and ballot tampering.

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WHO Warns You May Catch Coronavirus More Than Once

Catching Covid-19 once may not protect you from getting it again, according to the World Health Organization, a finding that could jeopardize efforts to allow people to return to work after recovering from the virus.
“There is currently no evidence that people who have recovered from Covid-19 and have antibodies are protected from a second infection,” the United Nations agency said in an April 24 statement.
The WHO guidance came after some governments suggested that people who have antibodies to the coronavirus could be issued an “immunity passport” or “risk-free certificate” that would allow them to travel or return to work, based on the assumption that they were safe from re-infection, according to the statement. People issued such a certificate could ignore public-health guidance, increasing the risk of the disease spreading further.
Chile was the first country to announce plans to issue immunity cards based partly on antibody tests. This has raised concerns because the tests have proven unreliable elsewhere, and some people may get deliberately ill in order to obtain the card. The U.S. and others have nonetheless said they’re looking into the option.
While there’s a consensus that the key to ending the coronavirus pandemic is establishing co-called herd immunity, there are many unknowns. One is whether researchers can develop a safe and effective vaccine. Another is how long people who’ve recovered have immunity; reinfection after months or years is common with other human coronaviruses. Finally, it’s not clear what percentage of people must be immune to protect the “herd.” That depends on the contagiousness of the virus.
The WHO said it’s reviewing the scientific evidence on antibody responses to coronavirus, but as yet no study has evaluated whether the presence of antibodies “confers immunity to subsequent infection by this virus in humans.” And while many countries are currently testing for antibodies, these studies aren’t designed to determine whether people recovered from the disease acquire immunity, the agency said.
As the hunt for a vaccine continues around the world, the WHO has formed an international alliance to ensure that treatments are distributed fairly. French President Emmanuel Macron, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation are involved in the alliance.

Trump ends COVID-19 briefing abruptly after ‘inject disinfectant’

White House seems to be in damage control after outcry over Trump's suggestion that disinfectants can be used as remedy.

Donald Trump has abruptly ended his daily coronavirus briefing, as the White House attempts to contain the fallout from his earlier comments on how to treat the disease.
On Thursday, Trump raised the possibility of injecting disinfectant into patients.
Manufacturers, doctors and government agencies rushed out warnings against consuming disinfectants like bleach.
Trump claims he was being sarcastic.


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From Racine County Corruption:

The Racine Unified School District 
billion dollar referendum which initially passed 
by five votes is now in jeopardy of being rejected.

Several challengers filed for a recount 
alleging voter irregularities.
George Meyers

George Meyers, a founding member of HOT Government, along with other HOT Government volunteers took lead stage providing over 300 hours of volunteer oversight of the recount, including hiring a security and private investigator to monitor and assess the recount process.

The Racine Journal Times reporting has been largely
AWOL during this recount.

See the following news link for more info:

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Hot government is a collective based movement acting on the behalf of citizen and community interest.  We are motivated volunteers actively encouraging and promoting local governments to operate in transparency and open to public scrutiny.


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‘Trust the process:’ Recount underway for Racine schools referendum approved by 5-vote margin

Submitted by legal stranger:

HOT Government had over 300 hours of volunteer time being  overseers and observers during the RUSD recount.

From Fox6Now:

POSTED 4:37 PM, APRIL 23, 2020, BY UPDATED AT 05:33PM, APRIL 23, 2020

RACINE -- By just five votes, the Racine Unified School District (RUSD) referendum of up to $1 billion was approved on Election Day, April 7. With a petitioned recount underway, that margin could change.
In the heart of a pandemic, an election recount takes on a different look. There is social-distancing tape on the floor. Volunteers wear gloves and masks as they count ballots to decide whether RUSD can keep as much as $1 billion over the next 30 years to spend on building upgrades.

Emily DeBaker
"It has been a tremendous process," said Emily DeBaker, RUSD communications manager. "It's a very narrow margin, but we trust the process, and we trust the people in this room that are making this happen."
The recount -- triggered by a citizen petition -- has proven intricate and sometimes complex. George Meyers, one of the petitioners, would rather the district not be able to spend that money in a race decided initially by five votes.
"We are the second set of eyes to make sure that it was counted properly," Meyers said. "No offense made, don't know who the person was, don't accuse them of anything. It's just proofreading."
The tally will likely change with issues like late postmarks and missing witness information on absentee ballot envelopes. With no way to track down the exact ballot, the board of canvassers performs a drawdown -- pulling one ballot at random from the ward at hand to balance the count; it's something Meyers says has happened 20 to 30 times.

George Meyers
"We have gone beyond the point, for those five votes, of the will of the people. It's gotten down to the luck of the draw," Meyers said.
The draw could bring big changes over the next few decades. Right now, it is unclear when the recount will be complete. Most wards have been counted, but workers still have to satisfy other petition challenges.

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“I’m The President, And You’re Fake News”: Donald Trump Lashes Out As He Calls For Testing Injections Of UV Rays, Disinfectants To Kill Coronavirus


President Donald Trump’s briefing on Thursday was devoted in part to a presentation from a Homeland Security official who offered data suggesting the coronavirus does not survive as long in high humidity and sunlight.
The presentation came from William Bryan, an official with the Department of Homeland Security, who said that solar light had a “powerful” impact on killing the virus. But he also said that they were studying how disinfectants eradicate the virus within minutes.
Later, Trump suggested that such findings could be applied to a study of killing the virus within the body.
“Supposing we hit the body with a tremendous ultra violet or just very powerful light,” he said, looking toward Bryan and Dr. Deborah Birx, a member of the White House coronavirus task force. “And I think you said that hasn’t been checked but you are going to test it.”
He added, “And then I said supposing you brought the light inside the body, which you could do either through the skin or in some other way. I think you said that you are going to test that, too. And then I saw the disinfectant, where knocks it out in one minute, and is there a way we could do something like that by injection inside or almost a cleaning. As you see it gets in the lungs, it does a tremendous number on the lungs, so it would be interesting to check that.”
Bryan later said that using disinfectant to clean the lungs is not possible. “Maybe it works, maybe it doesn’t work,” Trump then said.
After Trump advanced the possible effects of sunlight, he got testy after a reporter questioned whether it was spreading rumors of potential miracle cures.
Phil Rucker of The Washington Post said to Trump, “Respectfully, sir, you’re the president, and people tuning into the briefings, they want to get information and guidance and want to know what to do. They’re not looking for rumor.”
Trump responded, “Hey Phil. I’m the president, and you’re fake news. And know what I will say to you? I will say it to you very nicely because I know you well. I know the guy, I see what he writes. He is a total faker.
He then said that it was merely an idea to test. “Are you ready? It is just a suggestion, from a brilliant lab by a very, very smart, perhaps brilliant man,” Trump said. “[Bryan] is talking about sun. He’s talking about heat, and you see the numbers. I’m just here to present talent. I am here to present ideas, because we want ideas to get rid of this thing. So if heat is good, if sunlight is good, that is a great thing as far as I am concerned.”
Later, on MSNBC, Dr. Irwin Redlener said that Bryan “clearly had no idea what he was talking about and the president just sort of amplified these statements of data without evidence. And again, I’m sure people are going to go out now and try to figure out how they can buy UV lights or how they can insert light and disinfectant into a human body. I really hope people just don’t take this seriously. It was just a pack of nonsense if I can be so blunt.”
Bryan, who is the DHS undersecretary for science and technology, is not a medical doctor. Rather, he has a master of science in strategic intelligence from the Joint Military Intelligence College in Washington, D.C. and a bachelor of science in logistics systems management from Colorado Technical University in Colorado Springs, CO, according to his bio.

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'It's irresponsible and it's dangerous': Experts rip Trump's idea of injecting disinfectant to treat COVID-19

"It’s a common method that people utilize when they want to kill themselves," one doctor said. Here are the facts about poisonous chemicals.

By Jane C. Timm

President Donald Trump on Thursday suggested exploring disinfectants as a possible treatment for coronavirus infections — an extremely dangerous proposition that medical experts warn could kill people.
After a Homeland Security official mentioned the ability of disinfectants like bleach to kill the coronavirus on surfaces, Trump remarked on the effectiveness.
"And then I see the disinfectant where it knocks it out in a minute. One minute. And is there a way we can do something like that, by injection inside or almost a cleaning?" Trump said during his daily briefing at the White House. "Because, you see, it gets on the lungs, and it does a tremendous number on the lungs. So it'd be interesting to check that. So that you're going to have to use medical doctors, but it sounds — it sounds interesting to me."
Disinfectants like bleach are poisonous and dangerous when mishandled, doctors say. The maker of Lysol also issued a statement warning against any internal use of the cleaning product after Trump's comments.
"This notion of injecting or ingesting any type of cleansing product into the body is irresponsible, and it's dangerous," said Dr. Vin Gupta, a pulmonologist and global health policy expert who is an NBC News and MSNBC contributor. "It's a common method that people utilize when they want to kill themselves."
Trump's Food and Drug Administration specifically warned against drinking the chemicals in disinfectants ­— a fake science that has been peddled as a cure for autism and HIV infection for decades — noting that consumption of such products "can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and symptoms of severe dehydration."
"Any amount of bleach or isopropyl alcohol or any kind of common household cleaner is inappropriate for ingestion even in small amounts. Small amounts are deadly," Gupta said.
Online, others doctors reacted with horror.

Gupta added that it was "demoralizing" for a doctor to hear the White House "peddle improper health messaging" and said the president had a pattern of pushing unproven medical treatments.
The president spent weeks advocating to use the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine after anecdotal evidence suggested that it might help patients fight COVID-19, the disease associated with the coronavirus. On Tuesday, a study of coronavirus patients in a Veterans Affairs hospital reported more deaths among those treated with hydroxychloroquine than among those treated with standard care.
"It's exceptionally dangerous," Gupta said. "There's people who hang on to every word of the president."
The claim came after a long exchange in which Trump also suggested that light and heat — which also can destroy the coronavirus on a surface — be used to cure the disease.
"Maybe you can. Maybe you can't. I'm not a doctor. I'm, like, a person who has a good you-know-what," Trump said, pointing to his head.
Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus response coordinator, said she had not seen heat and light used as "a treatment."
Joe Biden, the apparent Democratic presidential nominee, criticized Trump for the suggestions on Twitter.

"Here's an idea, Mr. President: more tests. Now. And protective equipment for actual medical professionals," he said.