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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Maddow sheds more than 800,000 viewers in 6 months

MSNBC prime-time host Rachel Maddow has seen her monthly ratings drop more than 800,000 viewers since the beginning of 2019.

Maddow had her best month of 2019 in January, where she averaged an audience of 3,288,000 viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research. She saw a decrease in February with her average audience dropping to 3,067,000.

The host has not exceeded an average of 3,000,000 viewers a month since then.


Northbound Coastal Highway Closed In OC After Accident

'I wrote the damn bill': Bernie Sanders slams Democratic rival

As Democratic candidates continued to hammer down on Bernie Sanders' suggestions for a healthcare overhaul in the United States, Sanders reached a boiling point and lashed out at Tim Ryan for claiming he cannot guarantee comprehensive health coverage to union employees via "Medicare for all."

Sanders suggested that union members under "Medicare for all" would actually receive better care, particularly senior citizens, who would also be covered for dental and vision care without private health insurance. Ryan interrupted the Vermont senator to say, "You don't know that," to which Sanders sharply retorted, "I do know. I wrote the damn bill!"

Ryan, a House of Representatives member from Ohio, further argued with Sanders, saying he could not possibly know that his plan would be an improvement to every union-negotiated healthcare program in the country.


Leading Indicator Of Home-Remodeling Activity Warns Big Drop Coming

Growth in residential remodeling spending is expected to fall through 2H20, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA) published by the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University.

The leading indicator [LIRA] forecasts that annual growth in homeowner expenditures for improvement will plunge 6.3% in the current quarter to just .40% by late spring 2020, an ominous sign that a deep structural slowdown which started in 1Q18 is now spreading like cancer through the broader economy.

Fannie Mae has reported sales of existing homes will total 5.35 million in 2019, flat from last year's 5.34 million. Data from the National Association of Realtors shows existing-home sales reached a post-housing-bust high of 5.51 million in 2017 - but since - the trend has stalled.


Republican Who Exposed Baltimore Conditions Now Under Attack from Leftists

Republican strategist, political commentator and activist Kimberly Klacik is facing a massive backlash from leftists after she exposed the full magnitude of the conditions of Elijah Cummings' congressional district in Baltimore.

The video shared by Klacik in the segments on Fox News, portraying Cummings district as far ore unlivable and objectionable than those at border detention facilities.

Even though Klacik is based in Baltimore, not to mention she is a black woman, the 'woke' left is blindly attacking her without looking at the facts.


Over-Taxed: The Middle Class Is Being Wiped Out, NJ Residents Flee In Droves

New Jersey residents are fleeing their state in droves thanks to the over taxation and immense financial burden placed on them by their socialist state government. In addition to the already sky-high federal tax that we are all forced to pay, those in New Jersey are struggling to make enough money to live after the state also steals a cut of their income.

The SALT (state and local tax) cap has hit high-tax states like New York, California, and New Jersey particularly hard because these states steal a higher portion of an individual’s income. As a result, affected residents have begun to move to other states – a trend that experts expect to accelerate, according to Fox Business.

“They can’t tax us anymore, the middle class is getting wiped out,” former “Saturday Night Live” cast member and New Jersey resident Joe Piscopo told FOX Business’ Neil Cavuto on Friday, adding that wealthy individuals are leaving the state “in droves.” This is always the case, as governments all seek to find ways to steal more from the producers to fund their corruption. This problem is only going to get worse too and New Jersey Democrats are attempting to pass a state wealth tax.


Kamala Harris Pushes Gun Control Before Gilroy Shooting Details Known

Democrat presidential hopeful Kamala Harris tweeted about needing to fight a “gun violence epidemic” before the details of the Gilroy shooting — including the number of wounded — were even known.

Breitbart News reported that an active shooter was reported at the Gilroy Garlic Festival on Sunday.

Harris tweeted:
Simply horrific. I'm grateful to the first responders who are on the scene in Gilroy, and my thoughts are with that community tonight. Our country has a gun violence epidemic that we cannot tolerate

The Atomic Table According to Pelosi

This appears to be a new discovery. It sounds scary. And, like global warming and climate change, it may be dangerous to us all.

What is in it?

new element added to the Atomic Table . .

Remember, You have got to Pass it to know.  Any informed Gastroenterologist knows this

China Outlines Space War Plans

China's strategy for developing advanced space weapons were disclosed this week in Beijing's first defense white paper issued in years.

The defense strategy report produced by the People's Liberation Army was made public Wednesday and drops earlier veiled references by bluntly identifying the United States as Beijing's main adversary that is undermining world peace.

The report—part policy statement and part propaganda—also claims the United States seeks "absolute military superiority."

"The U.S. has adjusted its national security and defense strategies, and adopted unilateral policies," the report said. "It has provoked and intensified competition among major countries, significantly increased its defense expenditure, pushed for additional capacity in nuclear, outer space, cyber and missile defense, and undermined global strategic stability."

Chinese propaganda outlets sought to portray the white paper as furthering Beijing's questionable assertion that the large-scale buildup of conventional, nuclear, space, and cyber weapons poses no threat.

Army Lt. Gen. Robert Ashley, director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, was asked during a security forum in Colorado last week if the United States is falling behind China and Russia in military space systems.

More here

Chamber of Commerce, Soros-Funded Groups Bankroll ‘Temporary’ Amnesty for Venezuela’s Population

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and organizations funded by left-wing billionaire George Soros are bankrolling a plan to provide temporary amnesty to Venezuela’s population.

Last week, the Democrat-controlled House passed a measure to create a Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program for Venezuela’s population — allowing nationals who are already in the U.S. to remain and incentivizing more to migrate. Thirty-nine House Republicans joined every Democrat to support the legislation.

The Chamber of Commerce, the country’s largest big business group, and Soros-funded organizations like the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Amnesty International USA, Inc. were the primary lobbyists pushing House Republicans to join Democrats in creating TPS for Venezuelans.

Lobbying records chronicled by reveal that seven lobbyists for Amnesty International USA, 12 lobbyists for the ACLU, and nearly 30 lobbyists for the Chamber of Commerce pushed members of Congress to support TPS for Venezuela’s population.


[Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is a blanket form of humanitarian relief. It is the statutory embodiment of safe haven for foreign nationals within the United States who may not meet the legal definition of refugee or asylee but are nonetheless fleeing—or reluctant to return to—potentially dangerous situations.]

Texas Man Caught With Missile Launcher In Luggage At BWI Airport

BALTIMORE (CBSDFW.COM) — Transportation Security Administration officers at Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport detected a missile launcher in a Texas man’s checked luggage early Monday morning.

TSA officers immediately contacted airport police who tracked down the Jacksonville, Texas native and detained him for questioning. He told officials that he was an active military personnel traveling home from Kuwait and wanted to keep the missile launcher as a souvenir.

Military weapons are not permitted in checked or carry-on bags.


'President gave $16B in 2018 ALONE to Elijah Cummings's district in federal grants

An aide to President Trump said that the Baltimore region has squandered billions of dollars in federal grants given by the administration.

‘President Trump has given $16billion in 2018 alone to Elijah Cummings’ district in federal grants,’ Lynne Patton, a regional administrator with the Department of Housing and Urban Development, told Fox News on Monday.

‘We have given more money in homeless funds to Baltimore than the last administration’ as well as ‘community development grants,’ according to Patton.

She then took Cummings and the city leadership, including Mayor Bernard Young, to task, asking: ‘What are you actually doing with the money so that it benefits residents in the community for once instead of deep-pocket, crooked politicians?’


Pfizer to absorb Mylan, creating generic giant

Pfizer, the country’s largest drug maker, will absorb the generic pharmaceutical company Mylan, potentially creating a global generic powerhouse.

The two companies said Monday that they’ll combine Mylan, a $10 billion company, with Pfizer’s Upjohn, which sells household names from Viagra to cholesterol fighter Lipitor that have lost patent protection.

The deal, expected to close in the middle of next year, will have estimated annual revenue in excess of $19 billion with sales in more than 165 countries. The name for the new company has yet to be determined.

The two companies have worked together closely for years. Pfizer manufactures Mylan’s EpiPen, an auto-injector used to halt life-threatening allergic reactions. Mylan was heavily criticized, and its CEO Heather Bresch was brought before Congress two years ago, to answer questions about the price of the EpiPen, which had jumped five-fold to $600 for two doses. EpiPens have been in short supply for more than a year because of quality problems and upgrades at a Pfizer factory.

Upjohn, the name of one of the companies Pfizer gobbled up during a spate of acquisitions in the 1990s and 2000s, sells off-patent and generic drugs that include the stars that drove Pfizer’s growth: pain killers Celebrex and Lyrica, Norvasc for high blood pressure, Effexor for more heartburn and psychiatric drugs Xanax and Zoloft.


Nolte: The New Segregationists in the Media Outlaw Criticizing People of Color

President Trump has done more for the black community in nearly three years than Elijah Cummings and Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson have in more than thirty years…

Look at the black unemployment rate — LOWEST IN HISTORY under Trump. Trump signed into law what the first black president couldn’t — criminal justice reform. Trump is also responsible for the first drop in opioid deaths in decades… And how strange that this is suddenly not getting any attention:
President Donald Trump highlighted Baltimore City during a White House ceremony Wednesday afternoon as he signed an executive order focused on so-called opportunity zones.

Opportunity zones are under-served and distressed communities where tax incentives are offered for private investment.

Baltimore preacher Donte Hickman, who attended Wednesday’s ceremony, told the president that Baltimore is prepared to be a demonstration project.


Michael Goodwin: Dems are obsessed with two things -- impeachment and race. It won't help them win

To judge by what they say and do, Democrats are obsessed with two topics: impeachment and race. With Robert Mueller’s disastrous performance driving a stake through the heart of the former, race is shaping up as a defining issue in this week’s second round of presidential debates.

As a New York Times article put it, “The searing fight over race, inequality and history has come to dominate the Democratic presidential contest.” Count that as an understatement.

Just ask Joe Biden, who’s still wondering what hit him at the first debate. But he shouldn’t get lost looking back because the same club is about to whack him again.


Florida State Trooper Arrested for Alleged Sex with Teenager

A Florida Highway Patrol state trooper was arrested on Saturday in Land O’ Lakes, Florida, for having an alleged affair with a 15-year-old girl.

Police arrested Riley Marcus Schwarz, 23, after the girl’s parents found a journal their daughter kept that detailed the relationship.

“The contents of the journal indicate that the relationship was sexual in nature and that they had been talking to each other since Sept. 23, 2018,” the arrest affidavit says, according to reports.

The Pasco County Sheriff’s Office said Schwarz faces two counts of lewd and lascivious battery involving sexual activity of a victim between 12 and 16 years of age.


Brazilian Prison Riot Leaves 52 Prisoners Dead, 16 Decapitated

At least 16 prisoners were decapitated and dozens more were killed during a prison riot in Brazil.

At least 52 inmates died in the riots that involved criminal gangs in Para, located in the northern part of the country.

Two officers were also taken hostage as the rival gangs clashed, reported the AFP news agency on July 29.

The fight began at the Altamira Regional Recovery Center at around 7 a.m. local time, said a Para state official in the AFP report.

He said that two guards were taken hostage during the clashes before the gangs freed them.

According to BBC, reports in Brazil said that many inmates died of suffocation when the prison was set on fire. A video posted by Brazilian media outlets shows smoke emitting from a prison building, and another showed prisoners on rooftops.


The Democratic convention schedule

Monday July 20, 2020

11:15 AM
Free lunch, medical marijuana, and bus ride to the Convention.
Forms distributed for Food Stamp enrollment.

2:30 PM
Group Voter Registration for Undocumented Immigrants.

4:00 PM
Opening Flag Burning Ceremony
Sponsored by CNN

4:15 PM
Address on "Being the Real You"
Rachel Dolezal, former Head of the Seattle NAACP and
 Caitlyn Jenner

4:30 PM
"How to Bank $200 Million as a Public Servant and Claim to be Broke"
 Hillary Clinton

4:45 PM
How to have a successful career without ever having a job, and still avoid paying taxes!
A Seminar Moderated by Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson

5:00 PM
Medals of Freedom presentation to Army deserter Bo Berghdal

5:30 PM
Invitation-only Autograph Session
Souvenir photographs of Elizabeth Warren dressed in Native American clothing

5:45 PM
Tribute to All of the 57 States
Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi

6:00 PM
General vote on praising Baltimore rioters, and on using the terminology "Alternative Shoppers" instead of "Looters"

7:30 PM
Announcement of VP Nominee - Stacy Abrams

8:30 PM
The White House "Semantics Committee" Meeting
General vote on re-branding "Muslim Terrorism" as "Random Acts of Islamic Over-Exuberance"

9:00 PM
Liberal Bias in Media
. How we can make it work for you???
Tutorial sponsored by CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, the Washington Post and the New York Times with Guest Speaker, Don Lemon

9:15 PM
Tribute Film to the Brave Freedom Fighters still incarcerated at GITMO
by Michael Moore

9:45 PM
Personal Finance Seminar - "Businesses Don't Create Jobs"
Hosted by speaker Barack Obama

10:00 PM
Group Condemnation of Bitter Gun Owners.

10:30 PM
Ceremonial ???We Surrender??? Waving of the White Flag

11:00 PM
Short film, "Setting Up Your Own Illegal Email Server While Serving in A Cabinet Post and How to Pretend It's No Big Deal"
Hosted by Hillary Clinton

11:30 PM
Official Nomination of Kamala Harris
Bill Maher and Chris Matthews

REMEMBER:?? If you don't attend ALL of these events - you are a RACIST, HOMOPHOBIC, ISLAMAPHOBE, FASCIST, WAR-MONGERING HATER!!! (Don't let your better side win)

Flashback: President Obama Describes The Woes Of Baltimore

After the Baltimore riots in 2015, President Barack Obama spoke about communities in the major Maryland city that are struggling with “abject poverty,” “no investment,” and drugs.

Obama partially blamed the riots on the lack of opportunity in Baltimore communities, pointing out the high rates of crime, substandard education, and drug abuse. (RELATED: Obama Refers To Baltimore Rioters As ‘Criminals And Thugs’)



Judicial Watch: Federal Court Orders Hearing About Strzok-Page Docs Release

Judicial Watch announced that U.S. District Court Judge Reggie B. Walton last week ordered a hearing on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, regarding the rate of production of emails, text messages, and other communications between former FBI official Peter Strzok and former FBI attorney Lisa Page.

The Court scheduled the hearing because: “Upon further consideration, the Court is concerned that the processing rate adopted by the Court may be inadequate.”

The Court’s July 24th order follows a joint status report by the FBI and Judicial Watch that discloses that only 6,000 of almost 20,000 responsive records have been processed since May 2018.

“The FBI has been slow-rolling the release of Page-Strzok communications and is still hiding all their infamous text messages,” stated Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “We hope the Court recognizes the pubic interest in ensuring the FBI quickly releases key documents about the biggest scandal in American history – the Spygate abuses targeting President Trump.”


Tweets Trigger Republican Derangement Syndrome

As the political media locally and nationally continue to spasm in predictable tribal ways over the President’s latest tweets, we have new evidence of the unhinged nature of the Maryland Democratic Party and the spread of Republican Derangement Syndrome.

You will recall when Congressman Cummings’ wife, and Maryland Democratic Party Chair, Maya Rockeymore-Cummings called Governor Hogan a white nationalist for saying something nice about Ronald Reagan. Dr. Cummings also referred to all Republicans as the “American Taliban“. Taking a cue from his party chairman, you will recall that the Maryland Democratic Party Secretary Robbie Leonard called gun owners “terrorists” and called for the doxxing of those who deigned to testify in Annapolis in defense of their 2nd Amendment Rights. The Republican Derangement Syndrome among Maryland Democrats has also prevented them from hate and violence against Republicans.

The GOP derangement syndrome is continuing to spread with the Maryland Democratic Party. This week, the Maryland Republican Party shared the President’s criticism of Congressman Cummings on Facebook, prompting the following meltdown from the Democratic Register of Wills in Howard County Byron E. Macfarlane:



A labor union representing Baltimore police officers had President Trump’s back on Twitter, tweeting out stats showing Rep. Elijah Cummings’ district really is a “dangerous” place.
“6 murders in Baltimore since Friday, 38 for July, 196 for 2019 22% higher than 2018,” the Baltimore City Fraternal Order of Police tweeted Monday, adding, “6 shootings since Friday, 80 for July, 437 for 2019 30% higher than 2018.”
The tweet also carried the hashtag, “#cityincrisis.”


After Rand Paul Offers To Buy Ticket To Somalia, Ilhan Omar Supports Violent Attack

Days after Sen. Rand Paul offered to buy "ungrateful" Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) a ticket to Somalia to gain some perspective, the far-left Congresswoman appeared to advocate violence against the Kentucky Republican.

On Monday, Omar retweeted Tom Arnold - who sympathized with Paul's neighbor, who broke six of the Senator's ribs in a violent 2017 attack over a longstanding landscaping dispute. The neighbor, Rene Boucher of Bowling Green, KY, spent 30 days in jail and was ordered to pay Paul $580,000.

"Imagine being Rand Paul's next door neighbor and having to deal with @RandPaul lying cowardly circular whiney bullcrap about lawn clippings," tweeted Arnold, adding. "No wonder he ripped his toupee off."

Rep. Omar - the subject of a recent ethics complaint alleging immigration, tax and student loan fraud - retweeted Arnold.


Dem Gov’s $1 Billion Gift to Party Deputy

Rhode Island governor Gina Raimondo is facing criticism after her administration awarded a no-bid billion-dollar contract to a gaming company that is represented by the treasurer of the Democratic Governors Association (DGA) which Raimondo chairs.

In June, Governor Raimondo and Democratic state legislators announced an exclusive twenty-year $1 billion contract with IGT to operate the state’s lottery system. The British gambling company is also poised to receive a 32 percent stake in newly-legalized sports betting operations.

Critics of the deal are raising questions over the closed-door no-bid process of the negotiations as the head lobbyist for IGT, Donald Sweitzer, also serves as the treasurer for the Democratic Governors Association which is led by Raimondo. IGT have also contributed approximately $70,000 to Gov. Gina Raimondo since 2014.


Obama’s CIA Director Brennan in Europe at Exact Same Time Deep State’s ‘Secret Society’ Met in England with Strzok, Page and McCain Lackey Kramer

We reported yesterday that Obama’s former CIA Director John Brennan was in Portugal in late November 2016. Brennan is widely believed to be the architect of the Trump – Russia collusion hoax. We wondered – what else was Brennan doing in Europe?

We’ve now pieced together that the Deep State’s ‘Secret Society’ had a meeting in England at the exact same time! Is this why Brennan was in Europe?

As we reported yesterday, former US Attorney Joe diGenova discussed his thoughts after the Mueller testimony in front of Congress last week. He confirmed much of what has already been posted and at the end of his excellent interview, he said –

By the way, just remember, John Brennan was the tip of the spear. This was his conspiracy from day one. John Brennan, don’t forget that name. He’s at the end of this entire, he’s at the beginning of the entire conspiracy.

Gilroy Garlic Festival Prohibited ‘Weapons of Any Kind’

As gun-control advocates seize the Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting to justify even more gun control it should be noted that the festival prohibited “weapons of any kind.”

In other words, the festival had 100 percent gun control as far as it related to law-abiding citizens.

The festival was held in Christmas Hill Park where the possession of “pocketknives and weapons of any kind” are clearly prohibited. Moreover, a perusal of the city of Gilroy’s “Park Rules and Regulations” unambiguously states that “guns, slingshots, or fireworks” are prohibited.

The nation witnessed a similar gun-free zone shooting on May 31, 2019, in Virginia Beach. That gunman opened fire in the employee portion of a city building, and employees were barred from bringing firearms to work.

We saw the same thing in gun-free Parkland (February 14, 2018), gun-free Orlando Pulse (June 2016), the gun-free San Bernardino County Building (December 2, 2015), the gun-free DC Navy Yard (September 16, 2013), gun-free Sandy Hook Elementary (December 14, 2012), and the gun-free Aurora movie theater (July 20, 2012).


PBS Aired Documentary Confirming Trump’s Comments

The media worked overtime on Saturday to paint President Donald Trump as a racist for tweeting about the conditions in the district in West Baltimore represented by Democrat Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-MD).

CNN’s Victor Blackwell, for example, lashed out at Trump for suggesting Baltimore was “infested” with rats, claiming the infestation language from Trump was some racist code for black and brown people.

"'Infested.' That's usually reserved for references to rodents and insects, but we've seen the president invoke 'infestation' to criticize lawmakers before. You see a pattern here?" he said on-air, nearly in tears.

However, PBS aired a documentary called "Rat Film" about the troubled city last year, detailing the issues the president highlighted about Baltimore.

The documentary, as one might suspect, was not condemned as "racist" when it was aired.


Reports: Woodstock 50 in Maryland will be free event; another act drops out

Woodstock 50 will now be a free event in Maryland, according to a new report.

TMZ reports the 2019 Woodstock festival, now scheduled for Aug. 16-18 at the Merriweather Post Pavillion in Columbia, Maryland, will release tickets “in the coming days free of charge.” A limited number of seats will be available for the outdoor amphitheater, which can hold up to 32,000 people total; details are expected to be announced by the end of the week.

“Sources familiar with the event” tell TMZ the three-day festival will now be billed as a benefit concert, encouraging attendees to donate to charitable causes. Performances may also be livestreamed online.

However, it’s unclear how much of the Woodstock 50 lineup will still perform. All of the 80-plus artists booked have been paid in advance, but do not have to perform at the new site.


Charles Quails Convicted of Sexual Abuse, Rape & Sex Offense In The Second Degrees

No Accountability In Washington. The CIA Wants To Hide All Its 'Assets'

Government that actually serves the interests of the people who are governed has two essential characteristics: first, it must be transparent in terms of how it debates and develops policies and second, it has to be accountable when it fails in its mandate and ceases to be responsive to the needs of the electorate.

Over the past twenty years one might reasonably argue that Washington has become less a “of the people, by the people and for the people” and increasingly a model of how special interests can use money to corrupt government.The recent story about how serial pedophile Jeffrey Epstein avoided any serious punishment by virtue of his wealth and his political connections, including to both ex-president Bill Clinton and to current chief executive Donald Trump, demonstrates how even the most despicable criminals can avoid being brought to justice.

This erosion of what one might describe as republican virtue has been exacerbated by a simultaneous weakening of the US Constitution’s Bill of Rights, which was intended to serve as a guarantee of individual liberties while also serving as a bulwark against government overreach. In recent cases in the United States, a young man had his admission to Harvard revoked over comments posted online when he was fifteen that were considered racist, while a young woman was stripped of a beauty contest title because she refused to don a hijab at a college event and then wrote online about her experience. In both cases, freedom of speech guaranteed by the First Amendment was ruled to be inadmissible by the relevant authorities.


Court: Oberlin College Must Post $36 Million Bond After Refusing to Pay Judgment

According to a report by Legal Insurrection, an Ohio judge has ordered Oberlin College to post a $36 million bond after it refused to pay the multi-million-dollar judgment to Gibson’s Bakery stemming from the family business’s defamation case against the college.

Gibson’s Bakery sued Oberlin College for their role in a smear campaign against the bakery over a shoplifting incident during which three black Oberlin students assaulted the store’s shopkeeper. The students, who pled guilty to the assault, have acknowledged that race played no role in the altercation.

A jury awarded Gibson’s Bakery $44 million in total damages earlier this year. Now, Oberlin College is refusing to pay.


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China Orders Towns to Count How Many Citizens Believe in God and Monitor Them

China's central government is putting pressure on officials to track the number of Christians living in their towns, and threatening repercussions if the figures do not add up, according to a report.

The CCP (Communist Party of China) has been cracking down on religion in recent months and has now intensified its measures by ordering local governments to closely supervise and monitor its residents who believe in God, noted.

Town officials are expected to report back to government on a regular basis. The consequences are severe if the numbers appear to have been doctored.

"The government is taking the matter of religion very seriously now," one unidentified local official from the central province of Henan told Bitter Winter. "Every day, they ask us how many people in our village believe in God. If we say there aren't any believers, they claim that we're concealing what we know and failing to report it. If it is determined that we didn't report the situation truthfully, we will be punished."