"A mayor was limited to two terms, but Bloomberg spent an estimated $60-90 million to get the term limits changed so he could run a third time. Forbes estimated that while Bloomberg was mayor, his wealth increased from around $3 billion to $31 billion."
"On Tuesday, the World Health Organization announced that the global death rate for COVID-19 is now 3.4 percent…" "...higher than previous estimates of about 2%.
"During his appearance on CNBC, Dr. McCarthy explained that he literally has had to “plead to test people”…"
"The SAA in Kafr Nabl let the word that they have withdrawn from Kafr Nabl be spread on social media. In reality, the SAA remained in hidden positions in the town hoping to lure the jihadis into an ambush. It worked. The jihadis advanced and were annihilated."
"Stay alert; things are finally getting interesting."
"History shows that the most effective way to protect the environment is via a system of private property rights and free markets. Private property owners are better stewards of the environment than are government bureaucrats because private property owners have greater incentives to maintain the value of their property. This is why the greatest pollution in history was in the communist countries of the 20th century."
"Now this virus has escaped containment, and authorities are telling us that “community spread” is inevitable all over the United States."
"...almost 60% of Americans are so financially strapped that they don’t have even $500 in savings and nothing whatsoever put away for retirement, and yet they are being forced to pay for government programs that do little to enhance or advance their lives."
"There are still resistant elements in our midst, which foreign opposition could rely on to frustrate our exit from the European Union. It is clear that lessons have been learned; lines have been redrawn in preparation for an invisible warfare, an insidious confrontation with those opposed to Brexit both domestically and internationally."
"While it may not look like much on a percentage basis, the cumulative return lost to Berkshire Shareholders over the last decade was roughly $90 Billion dollars."
"This ambition for a revived Ottoman Empire made Erdogan an enthusiastic proponent of regime change in the Middle East, and ... resulted in Turkey’s role as supplier of logistics, military hardware, training and monetary support to ... various terrorist groups..."
"This new case in Texas is very interesting. Originally this particular individual tested negative and was released. But after mixing with the general population, this patient has now tested positive…"
"In 2017, it’s estimated that humans consumed 100.6B metric tons of material in total. Half of the total comprises sand, clay, gravel, and cement used for building, along with the other minerals mined to produce fertilizer. Coal, oil, and gas make up 15% of the total, while metal makes up 10%. The final quarter are plants and trees used for food and fuel."
"The Democrat establishment's plan to deny Bernie the Presidential crown this go round is not a secret. What remains to be seen is whether or not Bernie supporters will roll over like submissive dogs or will they fight back and refuse to be denied? Either option is a recipe for months of turmoil and fighting among Democrats."
If it looks like a duck, and walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck … it’s a duck.
"In a separate report, Policy Exchange highlighted the need for universities to guard against being the voice of critics “who actively despise those who have traditional values of patriotism, family, faith or local traditions”."
"Do not underestimate the appeal of socialised medicine in a pandemic!"