Let’s talk about Joe Biden’s running mate nomination of Kamala Harris for the office of VP, and the resurgence of COVID in New Zealand after 102 days. There is something we can learn from all this, so let’s talk about it.
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Good morning, good afternoon or good evening, depending on when you’re tuning in. My name is Jonathan Torres and you are watching or listening to the JTH show today. Let’s talk about Kamala Harris, VP nomination, and what we can learn from new Zealand’s COVID resurgence or first roll that intro. Alright, so just as a reminder, you guys can catch this episode in all major podcast platforms, including Spotify, Apple podcast, Google podcast, and something called radio public, which, you know, maybe as big, but I wasn’t familiar with it, but Hey, we’re on there as well…
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And as always, thank you for listening. So let’s talk about our first topic today, which is the fact that Joe Biden has officially announced his running Nate running mate nomination for vice president, who is a California editor, Tamela Harris. So there’s a few things that I want to touch base on here. A couple of points, you know, as some of you guys have been watching the show for some time, know that I’m not to the extreme, right? I’m not to the extreme left. I really genuinely consider myself to be someone that can be levelheaded and see that there is potential and good on both sides of the aisle when it comes to politics, right?
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Some people can say, screw you, you’re wrong. If you’re not with the LEF, you know, you’re an extremist, your you’re a white supremacists. And if you’re with the people on the right will say, well, if you’re with the left, your lefty, you know what, whatever, you know, I’m saying it now, because, and again, the fall with the Pauline points. So with Camilla Harris, what are my dots? It’s what I’ll follow up after, after the points. So some of the stuff that we’ve learned and I rechecked myself, cause I already knew a lot of this from following the debates of democratic debates when she was running actually for the, the presidential nomination, what would she lost?
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But you know, obviously now she’s back as a vice president and while she was running, we learn a couple things. For instance, things on healthcare, she is, she does support a health core health care reform. However, she doesn’t necessarily support medical for or Medicare for all as Bernie Sanders did or Elisa, he was the guy, the main guy that said, Hey, everybody should be getting Medicare. Right? So she does support some kind of health reform.
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She does agree that, you know what we have now, while it’s kind of getting us through, it’s not something that, you know, we can, we can be on forever. You know, that is a longterm solution. So that’s her stance so far on healthcare. Some people, you know, critiquer because you know, she, at one point and one of the Bates said, Oh yeah, I am for it. And they later on retracted that and said, I didn’t really understand the question. So no, not completely Medicare for all, for all. Why? Because there’s a lot of people, even people on the left side of the aisle that believe that Medicare for all is too extreme.
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Right. So, you know, she wants to be careful in how I think she approaches healthcare. All right, we’ll be on immigration, which will be a big one, right. In the United States. She one supports a path for citizenship for all illegal immigrants. She supports the dream act and she spoke very strongly about the kids in cages situation, right. That to this day is still a problem. You know, when it comes to stuff like that, when it comes to a path to citizenship, in my opinion, it’s very, it’s a very broad statement, right?
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It sits, it’s not really laying down what exactly she means by that. And, you know, eventually I’m going to do another video. I’m sure, because this is not something that’s going to be done for today. This is just the beginning, right. Where we’re going to be able to really dig into another debate, of course, which I’m sure she she’s bound to do with like, you know, Mike Pence, what exactly does she mean by supporting a path to citizenship? Which, you know, you know, arguably it matters to many people, whether you’re all for it or against it, you want to know, you know, what is, does she really mean?
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Does she mean that everybody like an amnesiac kind of thing? Like what does that mean? So that’s this going to be a big one? In my opinion, I’m probably just as big as health care. And then the, you know, the, the, another thing that a lot of people are going to be rooting against her for is her stance on the second amendment, right? Or one of the things on second amendment. And that is the fact that she wants to put a ban. A sole are a ban on assault weapons. So I I’ve said it before, I’m a gun owner. So I do believe in these second amendment, I do believe that you have a right to bear arms.
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You have a right to protect yourself, your family. Do I believe that, you know, that means, I mean, includes assault, you know, rifles are weapons. No, not necessarily. I don’t think that, you know, that having, I don’t know, 30, 50 weapons in your house has also something that, you know, that the second amendment should protect. Again, all things that someone’s in there, anybody out there can argue with me and said, no, if I can, you know, have a right by the constitution or have, you know, weapons, I don’t care.
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You’re not going to limit me to how many okay. That, you know, that’s going to be another conversation, but her stance is we need to ban assault weapons. Right. And again, I can’t say that I necessarily don’t support that. So does that mean that I don’t support by the way, the second amendment? I want people to ban guns? No. Okay. All right. So other key points is that she supports a federal, the scheduling of cannabis, which essentially means that, you know, we no longer see at a federal level that, you know, pot weed is at the same level when it comes to, you know, heroin and you know, those other big, more serious drugs.
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Right. So she believes that that is no longer the case. Now it doesn’t mean by the way that this doesn’t apply to like Holly state will look at it. So it’s very important for you to understand that, okay. That’s why it’s at a federal level. All right. So, you know, there are some things, some videos right now, there are floating out there, right? There’s already people from all sorts of, of, you know, political levels, big names like Nancy Pelosi, all the way to the Trump kids, right. Who are not necessarily in his administration, Trump jr.
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Stuff like that. I mean, everyone is already going to be, you know, talking about this and obviously naturally having an opinion. One of the things that kind of jumped out at me immediately is people saying, Oh, she can actually, she cannot be vice president because you know, there’s always a potential that she can eventually be president if something were to happen to Joe Biden. Why? Because her father is from Jamaica and the mom is from India. So, you know, there’s something about time there. Like how many years they were here before Kamala was conceived at something like that, something weird.
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Listen, I don’t even know, you know, what are the real legalities behind that? I would have to deep dive into that even more. I wanted to get the show out, but I wanted to put these facts out there and some of these points, but when it comes to that, in my opinion, and I, and I hope the majority of you guys would agree. Does he really effing matter anymore at this point? Y you know, whore, where are you from? I think that the day, I mean, I think probably a lot of people watching this very video right now cannot tell me that they have two, four, five, six, seven generations of pure quote, unquote Americans that were all we know bred and raised here.
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I mean, maybe, maybe there’s gonna be someone out there that says wrong me right here. And it’s like, all right, well, congratulations. But, you know, even the president right. Has been accused of saying, Oh, how can you put people in cages and be anti, you know, immigration will look at your wife and hello, your mother. So it’s a safe, you know, come on that, that, when I saw that to me though, discussing, you know, but that is floating around out there. And it’s an, a B my opinion, very similar to the whole birther movement, right. That happened with Obama.
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So that’s already there. Right. And that’s another thing that many people from the left, what are you against the right that it’s like, man, every single time, there’s some kind of nomination that is not like pure, clearly white. You guys had to bring up something with like, you’re not from here. You’re a little, you know, you’re a little tan, you’re bronze. You’re not from here in everyone. Marco Rubio was running. Of course, no one said anything because Marco Rubio is more than I Republican side. Right. And it’s not something you actually heard from the left side and not as much.
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Right. Not as again, you commonly hear from more conservative people speaking about Democrat nominees for not just the presidency, but you know, other, other, I guess, positions in government. So, you know, I wanted to bring that up because I thought it was a kinda little gross, you know, that they’re, that they’re saying that, but anyways, let’s move on. So the next thing that I want to bring up is this video, right? Besides the first one, the eco is kind of just saw this. Then the next video that people are trying to make something of it and people are saying, and by the way, Trump today, August 11 said, Oh, you know, she was very nasty to Joe.
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And people are trying to retweet this video as a proof that she was being nasty. So let’s watch that video now.
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So on the issue of race, I couldn’t agree more that this is an issue that is still not being talked about truthfully. And honestly, I, there is not a black man. I know be he a relative, a friend or a coworker who has not been the subject of some form of profiling or discrimination growing up, my sister and I had to deal with the neighbor who told us her parents couldn’t play with us because she, because we were black. And I will say also that, that in this campaign we’ve also heard, and I’m going to now direct this at vice president Biden.
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I do not believe you are a racist. And I agree with you when you commit yourself to the importance of finding common ground. But I also believe, and it is personal and it was actually very, it was hurtful to hear you talk about the reputations of two United States, senators who built their reputations and career on the segregation of race in this country. And it was not only that, but you also worked with them to oppose busing.
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And, you know, there was a little girl in California who was part of the second class to integrate her public schools. And she was bused to school every day. And that little girl was me.
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Okay. So, you know, that was something that, you know, there, in that video, they cut short, but a lot of people applaud. I remember at the time following Twitter and stuff like that. And, you know, people were like, wow, that’s, that was like really big. That was impactful. People were applauding her for that in, you know, that is right now being in Penn some way weaponize for Sinai. See, like how can they even be, you know, a president vice president, which, you know, me and my wife were talking about earlier and we’re like, ah, come on, man. People, whatever happened is this whole thing that I’ve been saying about like the council and the extremist and you know, whatever side of the aisle, you’re on that, Hey, if me and you disagree, hell of you right now, let’s agree with me with this video.
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It’s like, we can’t be friends. Like, that’s ridiculous, man. That’s, it’s absurd to go to the point where it’s like, Oh, these two guys at one point or another were debating, which is, I mean, they’re meant to point out their flaws and whatever history they have in politics. And it’s like, so you did that. You can be friends anymore. You guys that this isn’t, this cannot happen. It’s a, it’s ridiculous. All right. That is, that is my point. Furthermore, I do have some reservations as to what is happening here with biting, you know, having Camela as her, as his nominee. And, you know, here are some of the stuff that I don’t agree with.
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So while I’m happy, I’m genuinely happy to see that there is a minority woman that is going to be, you know, that is nominated at this point in potentially can hold such a high office. You know, as, as vice president, I am, you know, there’s a part of me or I, and this is where maybe people are like, that’s a conservative, thank you maybe. Or I hold on, hold your horses, conservatives. Yes, there is a part of me. That’s like, man, I think Joe is like you saw in that first video, you know, really playing that, that, you know, the, the black card, I’m going to say it, you know, he’s really saying I’m for the blacks, the black, the black, the black days, I’m black for that.
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And her, him nominating Kamala in a way it’s like, and my running mate is also black or partially back, you know, to be fair. And, you know, she, she runs, you know, as a black nominee and Hey, and she’s a woman. So come on, I can’t be neither now sexist nor racist. So anyhow. And she did kind of like, you know, I guess the gave him credit for that. Right? Hey, I don’t think you’re racist. And to be honest, I actually don’t think personally that Joe Biden is a racist person right now.
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It doesn’t mean that, Hey, we don’t know his skin tints in his closet and we don’t know what he says at night, whatever, man, I don’t know what you say at night. You don’t know what I said at night, but right now publicly, I don’t see the Joe Biden is a racist individual. So Kamala Harris agrees with that as well. But again, it doesn’t mean that there’s not something there that he’s just trying to do. You know what it’s going to make him look really well, not my website. Hey, that’s every Persian brick and pres even Obama, everybody. Right. You know, with Obama saying, you know, I am the minority in this ticket.
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Let’s bring the white vote in. And you know, he did that with Joe Biden. So, you know, know rather I say to that, but still right. That’s, that’s my stance. That’s, that’s where the, that kind of rubs me wrong. Right. Because I feel that from now on anything that you throw at him, even when Trump tries to throw us up for him, he might figure Joey, speaking of course, get Hamlin’s like up. You can hit me. I have a, you know, a minority woman it’s in front of me. So that’s my point. That’s at least that’s my point of view.
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You don’t have to agree with it, but that’s how I see it. Okay. All right. Let’s move on now to New Zealand. So New Zealand, after 102 days of being COVID free, it has resurfaced in their country, specifically in a area called Auckland. Upland is not. Oakland is Auckland is a U C K L a N D Auckland. Okay.
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So let’s get the details. So again, 102 days, unfortunately, a family, four people in the same family tested positive, the first person being a man or a person rather than your fifties sounding, they said it was a man or a woman, but a person in their fifties. And that person was tested twice. And the second time is when that person finally came back positive. Now they tested the person, you know, multiple times because the symptoms were there. So it highlights, right? Well, we, some of us know already that, Hey, you can be tested and you’re like, God tested.
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And it’s like, you’re, you’re, you’re good to go. But it doesn’t mean that you’re like, but I still feel something. So, you know, a lot of us have at least seen that before. Right. That people are being tested, but they’re still coming up positive. So, you know, there is four people. And then in the same household, other three individuals so far have still tested negative. I don’t know how after how many tests. So, you know, there is a mixture within the same household so far, it is an unknown source. They do not know where the, the family was infected or where they contracted COVID, which is leaving.
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A lot of people are putting people rather back into a little bit of panic mode. Like, what are you guys mean? Like what did he travel? No, no travel. That’s the first thing that I looked into and allegedly there was a press conference and the PM there said the affidavit, you know, there was no travel. Apparently here’s something I was, that may be a little bit more scarier. They’re actually not the new patient zero or what they’re calling the, the source of an infection. They don’t believe that their family, or for that matter, any of the one and individuals, there are the source of the infection.
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They believe that the source case is still, probably out there. And they do expect more cases to start popping up again. Again, this is happening so far in a location called Auckland and that location now has moved into a level three, the entire country with a level one level one, meaning, you know, we’re kind of just keeping some social distance seeing don’t forget about COVID, but for the most part live have had returned to normal. And again, whatever you consider normal, we all have our different definitions of what normal is.
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But for now, because of this New Zealand has come up publicly and said, yeah, we were kinda like, you know, kind of showing off to the whole world. And in a lot of newspapers, you know, all around the world were saying, wow, look at New Zealand, like Holy moly, like a hundred and something days. And counting up until it got to 102, and I had no cases. That’s quite a while to say, we have nothing worked to go like, no one come in here, their portrait clothes. And they’re like, no one come in here, but we’re fine. And then this comes up. So, you know, in some retrospect it’s like, cool that you guys were, you know, COVID free.
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What is happening, which we’re going to get into now. So they’re saying, no, this didn’t really come from somebody that traveled in that we know of because they have been very restrictive on travel, at least for tourism. So they’re, we’re hoping that because they have, you know, many of us are seen in our own countries of airplanes, landing the T the temperature tasks and stuff like that at the questionnaire though, like we did all the right things and we clearly were doing something right, because we were so long without Alcoa cases.
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Right? So it couldn’t have come in from a foreign nation, which a lot of people are saying, naysayers are like, not BS either two things, either you guys were fudging the numbers or it did come in and you guys are not admitting that maybe your policies are not what you say they are. So, you know, like any country you’re going to have people, you know, there are conspiracy theories people. And then you’re going to have the people that really don’t know what the hell is going on. Right. Even if they’re doctors, so what can we take away from this, in my opinion. And you know, it’s something that, you know, maybe even you would agree, maybe you’ll disagree, but let’s get into those a few points.
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One when they were at level one, they are pictures that, you know, that they show that the country has pretty much backed in, in what do you call it? Consider it normal conditions, right? People were going, you know, right about their normal life. People were back at work, movie theaters, you know, I don’t know, buy bars, nightlife, all that was pretty much normal. Now they were pushing or rather encouraging social distancing. They were saying, Hey, you know, maybe you should wear a mask by the way. It wasn’t mandated.
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Like now you’ve seen many States here in California, but they were saying, Hey, you should again at a level one. So what happens? Let’s be honest. But what happened here the day, any of our States? I mean, hell I think has already happened, are like, Hey, we haven’t had anything happen in our County, right. Or any, or in our little town or in our entire state, why should we suffer? Because California or New York or this wheat that leave us alone, we’re going to close off our state.
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And then what you think is going to happen. Most of the people, if not already there urging to go back to normal, they’re going to just go back to normal, which then would, you know what they’re thinking now, by the way, or at least on people are at this point, it’s just a theory. Is there was a, what do you call dormant carriers? Which is essentially in young people when they, you know, they don’t really have too many symptoms. And we notice even from Trump and bace saying it, it doesn’t really attack the, the, the, the young gender, you know, the young rather population, as much as it attacks the older.
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And when it, especially when it comes to symptoms, you can be asymptomatic and even have the symptoms fully active. If you are a young individual and a healthy held Trump today, by the way, it’s like, Hey, these guys are in sports. You know, whatever. These are the guys that can go back. Right. Or whatever. Even other people have been saying that. But what that’s, what they’re saying is that those young individuals that maybe they are carrying what you consider more of a dormant are dormant carriers can then later on, pass it onto someone that’s older that will shoulder symptoms. Like this person that they’re talking about a 50 year old, something that maybe does have underlying conditions.
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And then it just comes back up people if it just resurfaces. So again, there are some people saying it never went away. It didn’t come in. It has always been among us because we went to a level one, we were kind of like, yeah, we’re good. You know, it’s sorry, the rest of the world, but we’re fine. So let’s go back to oops. And it’s like, I are closed. And it’s like eating, sharing as I tried this, try try it as a, share it, you know, in it’s like, boom, baby, you have it. I have it. We have it.
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You all have it. And you know, it’s unfortunate. This is not something that I don’t want you to come across. Like this I’m not celebrating out. No one should be celebrating that a country that thought that they had it under control. It’s like, dammit. Yeah. So we have four cases, but it’s also something that us here, and even in your own country have, you’re seeing this from somewhere. You’re like, dude, we’re fine as well. Maybe we should consider and look at more, right. That maybe, you know, having these percussions that are, are, are, they’re telling us right. To take these precautions of our mouth.
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You know, I know you can breathe. I understand that it’s difficult. And to be honest with you, I go to store, I put it on and whenever I can, I’m like, I, it is, I can’t breathe sometimes. You know? So I’m just like, you know, so I get it. I am with some of the people that I can breathe. It is true. It’s a band. Yes. But it doesn’t mean that I’m going to be like, I can’t breathe. No, come on now. You know, it doesn’t mean that it means you deal with it. If you’re going to be going out, it means social distancing means social distancing. It doesn’t mean like, Hey, we’re social distancing.
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Right, right. Like there’s not 60 people in here in a room that’s like maybe 10 by 10, come on. You know, that’s some of the stuff that we can take away from this, you know? And that’s what, even again, people from New Zealand, if you go, by the way, there’s these pictures that are showing up, people are going right back into panic mode. Hopefully this time now with the TP, right. Where people are going to be like, what did we do last time? Toilet paper. It’s like, you know, put it down. Remember, last time we had like frickin 40 rolls at home, we still haven’t. Last time we, you know, we bought them.
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Yeah. It does mean that people are going back into panic mode. And in it’s natural, I wouldn’t want to see that happening here. Right. Which is why, I guess Fowchee saying with the whole Russia thing that there, they now have a pill and that are not pill. Excuse me, vaccine. People are saying, ah, don’t go into saying that you have like the magic potion, because then that’s it see New Zealand that can happen. So, you know, here in the United States, personally speaking, I am going to say, be skeptical when you hear that, Hey, there’s this state, this town that has been, you know, free COVID of free, you know, don’t act like, Hey, we should move there or go there or whatever they’re doing, we should do, because it doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s going to apply to us.
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And it’s going to work 100%. It means that right now, more than ever, we should learn from these areas. From these locations, you, as an individual, you should definitely not be lazy and go on. Like I did go into their Twitter accounts where people in New Zealand change your, your, your internet, you know, location to New Zealand and start seeing what the media they are saying. Take both perspectives from new Zealand’s right. Media and from their left media and see what people are saying, because that’s what maybe all of us should be doing.
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So that’s what the whole point of like, what can we learn from New Zealand gold learn from New Zealand. There you go. I told you, all right, guys, that is it for today. Thanks for watching the JTA show or listening to the JTF show as always, please like, and subscribe and like always thank you for all the support. And until this time, until next time, see ya.