Epic Times Call for Publications Like Epoch Times | Congressional Correspondent and the Founding Editor of Hill Faith, Mark Tapscott

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Tired of biased-mainstream media during these times of COVID-19 Chaos, lockdowns, and George Floyd protests? The founding editor of Hill Faith and a congressional correspondent for Epoch Times Mark Tapscott shares why epic times call for publications like Epoch Times.

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  1. Yes, yes, yes and yes! Thrivetime Nation on today’s show we are interviewing Mark Tapscott, the congressional correspondent and founding editor for the Epoch Times…Mark, welcome onto the Thrivetime Show…how are you sir?
  2. I know that you’ve had a ton of success at this point in your career, but what was your life like growing up and where did you grow up?
    1. I grew up in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in a Baptist church
    2. I went to school at Oklahoma State University and after graduate school I was seduced by Washington D.C. 
    3. I had an experience where I asked God to help me get past alcohol and he did and set me on the path that I am on now.
    4. Do you live in New York now?
  3. When did you first figure out what you wanted to do professionally?
  4. When did you first feel like you were truly beginning to gain traction with your career?
  5. Mark Tapscott What made you decide that working at Epoch Times was the right career move for you?
  6. For those that are not familiar with the publication…what is Epoch Times?
  7. What makes Epoch Times different from other publications like The New York Times or Washington Post?
  8. Mark Tapscott , I would love for you to share about when the fear of COVID-19 first overwhelmed the average American…can you share with our listeners about the accuracy or lack thereof of Neil Ferguson’s original “Doomsday” predictions and models that 2.2 million Americans were likely to die from COVID-19?
    1. Millions of Americans have been scared by predictions that have not come to pass.
    2. Point 1 – Hugely Overblown “Doomsday” Predictions and Models – Where Did the Panic Start?
  1. FACT – Sweden did not shutdown and “lockdown” their country, yet just 6 out of 1 million people died. Which is .0006% of the people died from COVID-19 – https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/05/20/sweden-becomes-country-highest-coronavirus-death-rate-per-capita/?fbclid=IwAR3OT_0ED00o0HR30QDJUQk8Eh4PiCU_9E2cRYXQg0tdj8dJ3JRrxc6u670 
  2. Neil Ferguson, the Director of the Abdul Latif Jameel Institute for Disease and Emergency Analytics (J-IDEA) at Imperial College (London) created a model that predicted 2.2 million Americans Will Die From the Coronavirus and That 500,000 Brits Will Die.
  3. Dr. Deborah Birx later reported that the models were wrong that they now only expect 20,000 people to die.
  4. Coding that led to lockdown was ‘totally unreliable’ and a ‘buggy mess’, say experts
    1. His models were off by 25X.
    2. That would be like me describing my wife as being 125 feet tall instead of 5 feet tall.
    3. That would be like me quoting you $625,000 to remodel your kitchen and not $25,000
  5. Who funded the Abdul Latif Jameel Institute? https://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/sustainability/our-insights/how-alj-a-75-year-old-start-up-leads-with-purpose 
    1. “Both Ford and Amazon announced in 2019 that they were investing hundreds of millions of dollars in the ALJ-backed electric-vehicle manufacturer Rivian, with Amazon planning an initial purchase of 100,000 of its vehicles.” 
    2. The code, written by Professor Neil Ferguson and his team at Imperial College London, was impossible to read, scientists claim.
      1. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2020/05/16/coding-led-lockdown-totally-unreliable-buggy-mess-say-experts/
    3. WRONG #1 In 2005, Ferguson said that up to 200 million people could be killed from the Bird Flu. 
      1. In the end, only 282 people died worldwide from the disease between 2003 and 2009. – https://www.theguardian.com/world/2005/sep/30/birdflu.jamessturcke
    4. WRONG #2 In 2009, Ferguson his team predicted that Swine Flu disease would lead to 65,000 UK deaths.
      1. In the end swine flu killed 457 people in the UK and had a death rate of just 0.026 per cent in those infected.
    5. WRONG #3 In 2001 Neil and his team predicted Foot and Mouth Disease would create wide-spread death. Despite being wrong, his predictions influenced government policy and led to the total culling of more than six million cattle, sheep and pigs – with a cost to the UK economy estimated at £10 billion.
      1. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/03/28/neil-ferguson-scientist-convinced-boris-johnson-uk-coronavirus-lockdown-criticised/
    6. WRONG #4 In 2002, Ferguson predicted that between 50 and 50,000 people would likely die from exposure to BSE (Mad Cow Disease) in beef. He also predicted that number could rise to 150,000 if there was a sheep epidemic as well. In the UK, there have only been 177 deaths from BSE.
      1. https://www.nytimes.com/2001/10/30/health/estimates-of-future-human-death-toll-from-mad-cow-disease-vary-widely.html
    7. Where is the report?
      1. https://www.imperial.ac.uk/media/imperial-college/medicine/sph/ide/gida-fellowships/Imperial-College-COVID19-NPI-modelling-16-03-2020.pdf 
    8. Who Recommended Shutting Down Our Economies (Meet Neil Ferguson)? – Watch the video – 0:00 – 2:24 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFNvcw12d08 
      Mark, I would like to get your take on the perpetually over-inflated number of COVID-19 cases and deaths…how has the systematic over-inflation of COVID-19 cases gone largely uncovered by the mainstream media?
  • Point 2 – Ugly Truth – Why Did Dr. Fauci Fund the Controversial Wuhan Lab With Millions of U.S. Dollars?
    1. How Can It Be Proven? – https://www.newsweek.com/dr-fauci-backed-controversial-wuhan-lab-millions-us-dollars-risky-coronavirus-research-1500741
    2. Many scientists have criticized gain of function research, which involves manipulating viruses in the lab to explore their potential for infecting humans, because it creates a risk of starting a pandemic from accidental release.
    3. Mark Tapscott But just last year (2019), the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, the organization led by Dr. Fauci, funded scientists at the Wuhan Institute of Virology and other institutions for work on gain-of-function research on bat coronaviruses.
    4. “Here we examine the disease potential of a SARS-like virus, SHC014-CoV, which is currently circulating in Chinese horseshoe bat populations. Using the SARS-CoV reverse genetics system 2, we generated and characterized a chimeric virus expressing the spike of bat coronavirus SHC014 in a mouse-adapted SARS-CoV backbone.” – (gain of function) November 2015 – The following paper was supported by grants from Dr. Fauci’s National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Disease and the National Institute of Aging of the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) under awards U19AI109761 (R.S.B.), U19AI107810 (R.S.B.), AI085524 (W.A.M.), F32AI102561 (V.D.M.) and K99AG049092 (V.D.M.) – https://www.nature.com/articles/nm.3985 
  • Can we trust the case numbers?
      1. Senator Dr. Scott Jensen mentioned on FOX that hospitals and medical facilities should diagnose people with a cough or flu-like symptoms as being “COVID-LIKE.”
  • Can we trust Dr. Tony Fauci? 
    1. I don’t believe America should trust Dr. Fauci’s motives?
    2. Dr. Fauci said we should not wear masks. Then we should.
    3. Dr. Fauci recommends no school or college should open until COVID-19 has been cured.
      1. Yet Bloomberg reported that 99.2% of the people who died of COVID-19 in Italy were elderly people with a deeply compromised immune system.
  1. Mark, Governors and Mayors are stripping Americans of their Constitutional Rights on a daily basis…in your mind how has this been allowed to happen?

 Point 3 – Grabbing Your Freedoms Away from You – Why Are We Agreeing to Fundamentally Change America Forever?

  1. Are you shocked that the governors have been able to keep the states shut down this long?
    1. I am not shocked. I knew that when they said 2-3 weeks that it would be extended.
  2. Was it the legal or right thing to do to keep the states shut or opened?
    1. The whole idea of the American government is that the power should be held as closely as possible to those who are being governed
    2. With the last 50 years of expanding the federal government, we’ve thrown that out of balance.
    3. What needs to happen in this country is a reawakening of the understanding that we have to keep government at the local level as much as possible.
  3. Listening to Bill Gates’ advice to Ban Churches, Social Gatherings and the Ability to Dissent Forever https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4X-KkQeMMSQ&t=3s 
  4. Banning Schools 
  5. Shutting Down Economies
  6. Declaring Some Businesses Fundamental and Some Non-Essential
  7. Censoring Facebook, Youtube, Instagram
  8. Deleting President Trump’s Twitter Posts
  9. Sending Out Contact Tracing Inspectors to Isolate People and to “Keep People Safe” from the Virus – 
    1. Why Are Compliance Officers Now Coming Into Your Home and Separating You From Your Family? Watch from 5:14 – 6:35 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Kf_gWrBio4&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR0iC6e7xR2TXUyCU6h5ODM8md9Tv7OLlxcxaC2kbxciC2ZutXEygxQqhy8 – 
    2. Why Is Government Now Allowed to Track Your Movements to Keep You Safe? https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/digital-contact-tracing.pdf
    3. Thousands of COVID-19 Social Compliance Officers Are Being Hired – https://www.indeed.com/q-Social-Compliance-Officer-jobs.html
    4. To authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award grants to eligible entities to conduct diagnostic testing for COVID–19, and related activities such as contact tracing, through mobile health units and, as necessary, at individuals’ residences, and for other purposes. –   https://www.congress.gov/116/bills/hr6666/BILLS-116hr6666ih.pdf 
    5. Thousands of Contact Tracers / National Guard Being Deployed – “I’m quite concerned that as we ramp up testing and ask people to be tested, there might be a lot of people that don’t have symptoms and frankly they don’t want to know if they’re positive because they don’t want to be isolated or quarantined and they don’t want to be put out of work,” said Aaron Wendelboe, interim state epidemiologist.
    7. https://oklahoman.com/article/5661734/as-contract-tracing-ramps-up-oklahoma-official-worries-about-cooperation
    8. Bill Gates Recommends 
      1. Banning social gatherings, church services, and the ability to dissent forever until a “vaccine” is given to everyone  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4X-KkQeMMSQ&t=3sWatch at 17:20 – 18:04 
        1. Bill Gates is creating these models – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AEMKudv5p0&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR0T958LlsaKEHQW0AMM_JjilCM_9KEsrCMyehuL_R5VbcbhxZ5D7gEhbuA – Watch at 1:52 – 2:50 
  1. Can you explain what’s going on with these riots?
    1. I was horrified and saddened when I saw the video of George Floyd being suffocated.
    2. But the correct response to the outrage is the justice against the officer who committed the crime
    3. I don’t know why anyone is surprised that groups like ANTIFA are trying to take advantage of this tragedy
    4. Definition: ANTIFA – A far-left group of revolutionaries that are devoted to bringing down America.
  2. What do you see happening in the next 30 days based upon what you have seen and your knowledge?
    1. It’s the same ideological groups doing the same thing.
    2. In the next several weeks, I think the rioting will continue until the federal government starts to step in to take out the parts of ANTIFA
    3. The governors who are hesitant to deploy the national guard are going to have to be accountable to the voters through elections
  3. Mark Tapscott, what can our American listeners do today to fight back against the loss of the basic rights and freedoms?
  4. How much does a subscription to EPOCH Times cost on a monthly basis?
  5. What advice would you give the younger version of yourself?
  6. We find that most successful entrepreneurs tend to have idiosyncrasies that are actually their super powers…what idiosyncrasy do you have?
  7. What message or principle that you wish you could teach everyone?
  8. You’ve got the mic, what is one thing that you want to share with the Thrive Nation before you drop the mic?
    1. The Lord is in control and in the end He wins.

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