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Today is July 24 and I am Dennis Michael Lynch. Below are my opinions on the stories grabbing headlines this morning. I hope you share this briefing as doing so will make you the smartest person in the room, in my opinion. And don’t forget to download the free DML App from the Google Play or Apple App Store to remain connected to me throughout the day.

1. China Retaliates – Orders U.S. to Close Chengdu Consulate as Payback for Houston Move
The Wall Street Journal reports: As a deadline neared for China to vacate its Consulate in Houston, Beijing struck back with the latest in a series of near-daily blows in the downward spiral of the U.S.-China relationship.

On Friday, Beijing ordered the closure of the U.S. Consulate in the southwestern Chinese city of Chengdu, retaliating against Washington’s decision earlier in the week to close China’s Houston mission, as well as American accusations that the Chinese diplomatic outpost was involved in economic espionage and visa fraud.

The Chinese Foreign Ministry similarly accused U.S. Consulate staff in Chengdu of having interfered in China’s internal affairs and damaged the country’s security interests.

Beijing set a 72-hour limit for the Chengdu Consulate to shut down, according to people briefed on the matter, the same amount of time Washington gave Chinese diplomats to vacate the Houston Consulate.

DML:  I say we disconnect from China once and for all.  This includes defaulting on all money we’ve borrowed from them.  We can call it a fine for all the crap they do to us.  Case closed.  That’s what I would do if I was president.

2. Mayor Lori Lightfoot has Christopher Columbus statue removed from Chicago’s Grant Park in middle of the night
The Chicago Tribune reports: Mayor Lori Lightfoot ordered the controversial statue of Christopher Columbus removed from Chicago’s Grant Park overnight, in part to avoid another high-profile confrontation between police and protesters like the one that happened last week.

Not all Italian American leaders in Chicago are on board with the decision, but it has received the blessing of some groups, sources said. By taking the statue down, Lightfoot may draw criticism from those who believe she caved to activist demands.

The abrupt move in the dark of night was an about-face for Lightfoot, who has opposed taking down statues of the Italian explorer on the grounds that it would be erasing history.

DML: Mayor Lori Lightbrain can rip down all the statues she likes, but she will remain full of shit either way. She is trying to pretend that Black Lives Matter to her, but if they really mattered she’d do something about the murders carried out each day in her city.  Blacks are killing blacks for sport in South Chicago, or so it seems.

3. CDC releases updated guidelines in favor of reopening schools
The Hill reports: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) late Thursday released new guidelines with a heavy focus on reopening schools in the fall, saying children are less likely to experience severe symptoms or spread the virus in schools.

Under the new guidelines, the CDC recommends that schools follow a certain level of precautions based on the amount of community transmission in their area. The CDC advises that unless there is substantial, uncontrolled community transmission in an area, schools should reopen to some extent.

“It is critically important for our public health to open schools this fall,” CDC Director Robert Redfield said in a statement announcing the guidelines. “School closures have disrupted normal ways of life for children and parents, and they have had negative health consequences on our youth. CDC is prepared to work with K-12 schools to safely reopen while protecting the most vulnerable.”

DML: Open the schools.  It’s time to curb this scam designed to bring down Trump.

4. MLB teams kneel to back Black Lives Matter
CNBC reports: In a joint demonstration of support for the Black Lives Matter movement, players, managers and coaches of the New York Yankees and Washington Nationals knelt in unison before the opening game of the 2020 baseball season, then stood for the national anthem Thursday night.

“We wanted to do something united, something together,” Yankees slugger Aaron Judge said after New York’s 4-1 victory, called in the sixth inning because of rain at Nationals Park.

“We’ve got a lot of guys in this clubhouse with different beliefs, different feelings, different walks of life and from different countries,” Judge said. “And we want to respect all that and as a team we came to the decision to kneel right before the anthem.”

DML: Goodbye Major League Baseball.  You suffer the same fate as the NFL.

5. Bill Gates warns that multiple doses of any coronavirus vaccine may be necessary
The Daily Mail reports: Bill Gates has warned that any vaccine against coronavirus could take several doses to be effective, as he described ‘serious mistakes’ made by the Trump administration and said some schools may not be back to normal until the fall of 2021.

And, in an interview with Norah O’Donnell on CBS News, aired on Wednesday night, the Seattle-based billionaire was critical of Donald Trump’s handling of the crisis.

On the issue of a vaccine, Gates said he had faith in the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finding a safe and reliable vaccine. But he warned that it would take ‘unbelievably big numbers’ of doses to wipe the virus out.

DML: Vaccine my ass.  (Not literally, but figuratively.)  I continue to say it with CAP LOCKS… I HAVE NOT BEEN SICK IN 18-MONTHS, and I HAVE NEVER WORN A MASK.  I SHAKE HANDS, GIVE HUGS, SHARE CHEEK KISSES, and I WILL NOT TAKE A VACCINE.  Either I am a freak of nature, or the immune system really works as designed.

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  1. Hey DML.
    Quick story. Been taking your CBD power since all this covid nonsense started. We go every Friday night to a dirt race track where there is 2/3000 salt of the earth people. You don’t find this much on the east coast. When you walk in you smell burgers, fries, popcorn, cigarettes, cigars, and of course high octane fuel. My dad use to race so it brings some wonderful memories. Best thing is there is a sense of freedom here I haven’t felt since my childhood. I rarely drink and when I do I’m drinking only wine but you can even bring your own bottle here so wife I and pack snacks for us and the kids. Other things I love the most are pledge of allegiance, National anthem and prayer before every race AND NOOOO FREAKING MASKS! I have a 7yo son and 5 yo daughter, seeing them stand for all 3 of these patriotic symbols has teared me up a few times. I REALLY LOVE IT! Back to your CBD. out of the blue a few days ago I got a slight fever, diarrhea and feeling sluggish And dry cough. I doubled up on the CBD and half way through the second day I stared feeling better, the morning of the 3rd I was back to normal. Even my kids are on 15 mg CBD and colloidal silver. They never got sick and my wife never gets sick anyway. I use to be like your wife 5-7 times per year sick. Not any more. To be fair I didn’t go get tested so I have no idea if it was covid or not. We are not going to get tested, you never know what kind of a a-hole might come to your house if you do.
    Thanks for the CBD as long as we can afford it we will be taking it. P.S please run for President!

  2. DML I agree shut down China and retro the money owed to them for the money they still owe the US.

    Also DML Since I quit taking flu shots over 6 years ago I haven’t been sick once. I have also been on an Esscential Oils and their supplements for the last 3 years. BTW I am 74 years of age. I will try your CBD oils but for now I am ok.

    I had a meeting with my tax person. She had a terrible headache from rebreathing her own air. I helped with oils and told her her masks is causing her headaches. So sad

    I say get those kids back in schools and put History back in the curriculum.


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