Trump promotes doctor who claimed alien DNA is used in medicine and sex with ‘tormented spirits’ causes reproductive issues | KTLA

“I don’t know which country she comes from, but she said that she’s had tremendous success with hundreds of different patients,” Trump said. “And I thought her voice was an important voice, but I know nothing about her.”

When Collins asked a follow-up question about Immanuel’s dismissal of wearing face masks — which Trump himself advocated last week — the President walked away from the podium, though on Wednesday he continued to say he was “very impressed” by Immanuel.

Although Trump has frequently spread false and misleading information over the course of the pandemic — while downplaying advice issued by the government’s top medical experts — his decision to amplify Immanuel raises fresh questions about the administration’s messaging and pandemic response. It also gives her ideas a significant platform and risks lending credibility to someone who has made a number of dangerous claims in the past.

On her website and in sermons posted on YouTube, Immanuel — who practices medicine at Rehoboth Medical Center, a clinic in Houston, and is the founder of the Fire Power Ministries church — has, among other things, claimed that sex with “tormenting spirits” is responsible for gynecological problems, miscarriages and impotence.

 

Source: Trump promotes doctor who claimed alien DNA is used in medicine and sex with ‘tormented spirits’ causes reproductive issues | KTLA

Video shows Arkansas police saying ‘If you can talk you can breathe’ before man dies in custody

An Arkansas police officer during a February arrest told a man who later died in police custody, “If you can talk, you can breathe,” according to newly-released footage.

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An Arkansas police officer during a February arrest told a man who later died in police custody, “If you can talk, you can breathe,” according to newly-released footage.The Conway, Ark., Police Department released…

Multiple lawmakers self-quarantine after exposure to Gohmert | TheHill

At least two lawmakers said Wednesday that they will self-quarantine after recently being around Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), who has tested positive for COVID-19.

Rep. Kay Granger (R-Texas) said her decision to self-quarantine came after she sat next to Gohmert on a flight from their home state over the weekend.

Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.), chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, also said he will self-quarantine after chairing a hearing that Gohmert attended on Tuesday.

 

Source: Multiple lawmakers self-quarantine after exposure to Gohmert | TheHill

Protesters destroy colonial statues on French Caribbean isle

Martinique was the hub of French slavery trade and supply of “contract slave laborers” in Louisiana, Southern Alabama, Mississippi and Northwest Florida

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JB[Many thanks to Peter Jordens for bringing this item to our attention.] Associated Press reports on the activities taking place in Martinique as a result of the momentum of reactions to racial injustice and its symbols. Protesters pulled down a statue of Josephine Bonaparte (which had been beheaded years ago, as seen in the photo above) and another of Pierre Bélain d’Esnambuc.

Cheering protesters tugging on ropes tore down a statue of Napoleon’s wife on the Caribbean island of Martinique and another from the French territory’s colonial history, adding to a growing list of monuments being ripped down and defaced in spreading global revulsion of racial injustice.

France’s government on Monday condemned the “vandalism.” Prime Minister Jean Castex said “violence, albeit symbolic, and hatred will never push forward any cause.”

Protesters with sledgehammers first hacked at the stone base of the statue of Empress Josephine, which was already missing its…

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Texas schools compelled to reopen on state’s timetable 5:28 | The Texas Tribune

Gov. Greg Abbott has yet to formally announce a definitive plan for reopening Texas schools safely, but two actions Tuesday effectively compel districts to have students back in classrooms within eight weeks of the school year’s start.

After weeks of confusion and conflicting signals, Texas has settled into policies that effectively compel schools to reopen their classrooms this fall no later than eight weeks after the academic year begins, whether they want to or not. Teachers, parents, school administrators and public health officials have been seeking clarity for weeks on how the state will approach reopening schools safely as coronavirus infections and deaths rise across Texas.

Source: Texas schools compelled to reopen on state’s timetable 5:28 | The Texas Tribune