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Scout  Apr 1, 2020 • 8:43:42pm

Hello to all the people of Little Green Footballs.

Greetings from the greater Tokyo area.

We here are not in lockdown, but my company has ordered me to work from home — I have a pre-existing condition that puts me in the high-risk category.

Many folks here think an avalanche of cases is about to hit. I hope that’s not true, but I’ve slowly and quietly built up my larder so I can hold out — if I have to — for a good four weeks. My diet would be boring as heck, but I should be able to hack it.

Good luck to you all.

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jaunte  Apr 1, 2020 • 8:45:23pm

We’ve spoken about this before.

I keep telling Lucy she has to wait a while before another play date.

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Charles Johnson  Apr 1, 2020 • 8:46:49pm
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Charles Johnson  Apr 1, 2020 • 9:02:16pm
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Dread Pirate  Apr 1, 2020 • 9:18:15pm
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Dread Pirate  Apr 1, 2020 • 9:29:54pm
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teleskiguy  Apr 1, 2020 • 9:54:12pm

El Paso County’s seat is Colorado Springs, where the headquarters of Focus On The Family is located.

And of course, the person who posted this paranoid drivel is all like I’M JUST ASKING QUESTIONS, STUPID LIBTARDS! WAKE UP SHEEPLE!

“I posted a question. I’m sorry people couldn’t answer it,” [El Paso County party chairperson Vickie Tonkins] said. “Don’t get all offended.”

[…]

Tonkins acknowledged to Colorado Politics that she called the coronavirus outbreak a “psyop” on her personal Facebook page — “you bet it is,” she responded to a friend’s post saying “to me Coronavirus is psyops” — but denied she was making that case in the post on the county party’s page, which she controls.

“I have my own opinion,” she said. “It was not an opinion, that was a definition.”

She said she deleted the post on the party’s page after people complained.

“People get so offended these days. You try to make people think, but if they don’t want to and they’re going to get offended — I have so many things I’m battling right now, it was not one of those hills I want to die on.”

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Belafon  Apr 1, 2020 • 9:55:01pm

Something else that is impossible to find right now is a webcam.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Apr 1, 2020 • 9:57:02pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Apr 1, 2020 • 9:59:15pm

hi.

A fifth person died from Covid-19 in Nebraska today. She was from Madison County (northeastern Nebraska), a woman in her seventies.

Community transmission cases were detected today in Antelope County (northeastern Nebraska) and Lincoln County (near me in western Nebraska).

State Directed Health Measures (basically, shut it all down) were issued tonight for fifteen more counties, including Lincoln and Arthur (Arthur County is the fifth-least populated county in the USA, with only 465 people. also in western Nebraska just east of me).

At this point, I think the governor can just dispense with the DHMs and lock down the whole state to try to limit the spread.
dhhs.ne.gov

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teleskiguy  Apr 1, 2020 • 9:59:35pm

re: #7 teleskiguy

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Dread Pirate  Apr 1, 2020 • 10:00:27pm
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Belafon  Apr 1, 2020 • 10:00:29pm

re: #9 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

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teleskiguy  Apr 1, 2020 • 10:04:33pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Apr 1, 2020 • 10:06:39pm

re: #12 Dread Pirate

And conservatives (yes I’m painting with a broad brush) will simultaneously deny all this is happening and claim Democrats did it.

George Orwell called it “doublethink”: The ability (for a conservative) to hold mutually-opposed opinions and believe both absolutely.

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Belafon  Apr 1, 2020 • 10:06:57pm

re: #14 teleskiguy

Not everyone who has the flu develops symptoms, and it’s true for SARS type viruses as well.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Apr 1, 2020 • 10:09:28pm

Very local news: My wife filled in an IRS Form 1040 today to make sure they get our address.

It doesn’t take very long to fill in the form with a whole bunch of zeros for taxable income.

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mmmirele  Apr 1, 2020 • 10:13:11pm

You can have the symptoms of COVID-19 in Arizona, but you can’t get a test for love or money. It’s shameful as hell.

phoenixnewtimes.com

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Amory Blaine  Apr 1, 2020 • 10:15:14pm

Train engineer arrested after attempting to run a train off tracks toward USNS Mercy

…When the CHP officer contacted Moreno, he allegedly made a series of spontaneous statements, including, “You only get this chance once. The whole world is watching. I had to. People don’t know what’s going on here. Now they will,” according to court papers.

In his first interview with port police, Moreno admitted crashing the train, saying he was suspicious of the Mercy and believed it had an alternate purpose related to COVID-19, such as a “government takeover,” according to prosecutors.

Moreno allegedly stated that he acted alone and had not pre-planned the attack. While admitting to intentionally derailing and crashing the train, he said he knew it would bring media attention and “people could see for themselves,” referring to the Mercy, according to the affidavit.

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mmmirele  Apr 1, 2020 • 10:17:16pm

re: #19 Amory Blaine

I posted that on Facebook and one of my lawyer buddies from college remarked that there is a specific law against “train wrecking.” Yeah it’s terrorism.

law.cornell.edu

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Dread Pirate  Apr 1, 2020 • 10:17:52pm
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Apr 1, 2020 • 10:19:51pm

re: #14 teleskiguy

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Kemp should resign. A public official that goddamn stupid is a menace to public safety.

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Ace-o-aces  Apr 1, 2020 • 10:21:32pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Apr 1, 2020 • 10:22:31pm

re: #20 mmmirele

I posted that on Facebook and one of my lawyer buddies from college remarked that there is a specific law against “train wrecking.” Yeah it’s terrorism.

law.cornell.edu

That’s what happened to the Missouri man who hijacked an Amtrak Sunset Limited train in eastern Nebraska. The douchecanoe was one of the people from the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville. His stated goal was to kill all the black people on board.

He was subdued by three train conductors; it took the sheriff’s department thirty minutes to arrive because real rural.

He was convicted of federal terrorism charges.

newsweek.com

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 1, 2020 • 10:28:47pm

re: #14 teleskiguy

JFC, I recall reading about asymptomatic COVID-19 transmission in February. And this asshat ignoramus really said he just learned about it in the last 24 hours?

FFS.

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Targetpractice  Apr 1, 2020 • 10:30:40pm

re: #25 Dr Lizardo

JFC, I recall reading about asymptomatic COVID-19 transmission in February. And this asshat ignoramus really said he just learned about it in the last 24 hours?

FFS.

It’s hard to watch the news or read anything with one’s head that far up their own ass.

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danarchy  Apr 1, 2020 • 10:35:22pm

Anyone know what Cheddar is? I just noticed it is a new news channel on my fios lineup. Wondering if it is worth checking out? Interview with Scaramucci right now

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Apr 1, 2020 • 10:35:46pm

re: #25 Dr Lizardo

JFC, I recall reading about asymptomatic COVID-19 transmission in February. And this asshat ignoramus really said he just learned about it in the last 24 hours?

FFS.

“Hecuba’s daughter” quoting CNN on LGF on JANUARY 21:

The nation’s top infectious disease doctor says a study published Thursday night shows people can spread the Wuhan coronavirus before symptoms set in.

There’s no doubt after reading this paper that asymptomatic transmission is occurring,” said Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases. “This study lays the question to rest.”
In the study, which was published in the New England Journal of Medicine, German researchers described four business associates who became infected through asymptomatic transmission.

“They were in workshops together, they went to the company canteen together,” Dr. Camilla Rothe, an infectious disease specialist in Germany who co-authored the paper, told CNN.

A woman from Shanghai met with German business associates at a company near Munich on January 20. The Chinese woman was healthy during her visit to Germany.

Within eight days, four employees of that company were diagnosed with Wuhan coronavirus. None of them became seriously ill, but Fauci said there was concern that they would pass along the infection to someone who could develop life-threatening complications.

Chinese health authorities said earlier this week the Wuhan coronavirus could be spread while people were asymptomatic, but the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it had not seen evidence of that.

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Dread Pirate  Apr 1, 2020 • 10:39:58pm

re: #27 danarchy

Anyone know what Cheddar is? I just noticed it is a new news channel on my fios lineup. Wondering if it is worth checking out? Interview with Scaramucci right now

Nope.

YouTube

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 1, 2020 • 10:40:04pm

re: #28 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

So it was known about - or at least strongly suspected - since at least January of this year, shortly before the lockdown in Wuhan. And somehow, inexplicably, Gov. Kemp is publicly stating he only learned about this in the last 24 hours?

*ultimate facepalm of facepalms*

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danarchy  Apr 1, 2020 • 10:42:03pm

re: #29 Dread Pirate

Nope.

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Video

57 Channels, ha, how quaint

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Apr 1, 2020 • 10:48:02pm

Conservatives still don’t understand higher math like addition.

Because those would be on top of the regular number of deaths, chowderhead.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 1, 2020 • 10:50:31pm

re: #27 danarchy

Anyone know what Cheddar is? I just noticed it is a new news channel on my fios lineup. Wondering if it is worth checking out? Interview with Scaramucci right now

Cheddar is a financial channel. Founded by the guy who used to run BuzzFeed

cheddar.com

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Apr 1, 2020 • 10:51:31pm

re: #30 Dr Lizardo

So it was known about - or at least strongly suspected - since at least January of this year, shortly before the lockdown in Wuhan. And somehow, inexplicably, Gov. Kemp is publicly stating he only learned about this in the last 24 hours?

*ultimate facepalm of facepalms*

That’s because he is a conservative.

He lied. He didn’t “just learn about it in the last twenty-four hours” unless he’s been living in a sealed can.

Conservatives lie and kill their people throughout history, in every country where they gain and maintain power. Always.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 1, 2020 • 10:52:19pm

re: #34 Anymouse 🌹🏡

That’s because he is a conservative.

He lied. He didn’t “just learn about it in the last twenty-four hours” unless he’s been living in a sealed can.

Conservatives lie and kill their people throughout history, in every country where they gain and maintain power. Always.

Just more proof that American Republicans have mutated into Soviet Communists.

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Dread Pirate  Apr 1, 2020 • 11:12:28pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Apr 1, 2020 • 11:22:40pm

re: #36 teleskiguy

That cut of two clips of Sean Hannity together is brutal; too bad conservative voters won’t see it.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Apr 1, 2020 • 11:25:01pm

re: #32 Anymouse 🌹🏡

Conservatives still don’t understand higher math like addition.

Because those would be on top of the regular number of deaths, chowderhead.

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Cheechako  Apr 1, 2020 • 11:34:33pm

Alaska update: Wednesday, 4/01/2020 1700:

New cases - 10
Total cases - 143
Deaths - 3 (No Change)

Juneau now at 10 (+1)

Unable to find any numbers on how many have been tested in Alaska.

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Dread Pirate  Apr 1, 2020 • 11:48:09pm

re: #36 teleskiguy

LOL, “You work less than CBD oil.”

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Apr 1, 2020 • 11:51:32pm
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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Apr 1, 2020 • 11:55:27pm

re: #40 Cheechako

Alaska update: Wednesday, 4/01/2020 1700:

New cases - 10
Total cases - 143
Deaths - 3 (No Change)

Juneau now at 10 (+1)

Unable to find any numbers on how many have been tested in Alaska.

You can find them at DHSS Alaska.
dhss.alaska.gov

There is a chart about halfway down the page showing cumulative tests from state and commercial labs.

Alaska is way ahead of Nebraska.

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Targetpractice  Apr 1, 2020 • 11:56:24pm

re: #37 Dread Pirate

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I’m thankful that, in the last few days, my dad has seemingly stopped watching Faux News and spent most of his time off catching up on 15 years of The First 48.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 2, 2020 • 12:05:54am

re: #32 Anymouse 🌹🏡

Why would a country that has close to 3 million deaths per year need to “request 100,000 body bags” and then “draw initially from a stockpile” as if there’s a national shortage of body bags. You ppl really outdo yourselves trying to sensationalize this.

Because in normal times, people die at a rate that allows for them to be put into coffins.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Apr 2, 2020 • 12:07:21am

The Cosmos is sending a comet for my birthday. Maybe very bright, maybe not.

It was detected by the automated near-Earth object system in Hawai’i when it was nearly 300,000,000 miles away.

Newfound Comet ATLAS is getting really bright, really fast (Space)

It is hoped by amateur astronomers and skywatchers this will break the twenty-five year drought of bright comets visible from the Northern Hemisphere.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 2, 2020 • 12:08:18am

coming soon to an ICU near you

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Dread Pirate  Apr 2, 2020 • 12:09:25am

In our latter years we’ll all sit back and remember the Great TP Shortage of 2020.

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Cheechako  Apr 2, 2020 • 12:11:42am

re: #43 Anymouse 🌹🏡

You can find them at DHSS Alaska.
dhss.alaska.gov

There is a chart about halfway down the page showing cumulative tests from state and commercial labs.

Alaska is way ahead of Nebraska.

Thanks for the info - have it booked marked.

As far as cases go, on a per-capita basis, I think AK is ahead of NB.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 2, 2020 • 12:12:05am

re: #49 Dread Pirate

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Targetpractice  Apr 2, 2020 • 12:12:41am

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 2, 2020 • 12:12:50am

re: #49 Dread Pirate

In our latter years we’ll all sit back and remember the Great TP Shortage of 2020.

A conversation from the year 2068:

“Grandpa, why do you like sitting outside so much?”

“Well sonny, because once - and not that long ago, it seems - it was illegal to be outside.”

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Targetpractice  Apr 2, 2020 • 12:14:57am

re: #49 Dread Pirate

In our latter years we’ll all sit back and remember the Great TP Shortage of 2020.

“I fought in the Great Corona War of 2020. I was in the trenches the whole time, my trusty N95 mask on as I sanitized every surface within an inch of its life. Why, I remember the time I nearly died telling a guest that we had no coffee! You don’t know terror until you’ve seen a caffeine addict go cold turkey. The horror…the horror…”

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Apr 2, 2020 • 12:17:56am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Apr 2, 2020 • 12:21:04am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 2, 2020 • 12:21:15am

re: #54 Targetpractice

“… You don’t know terror until you’ve seen a caffeine addict go cold turkey. The horror…the horror…”

I’ve tried that a coupla times and it was the worst withdrawal of my entire life…

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Targetpractice  Apr 2, 2020 • 12:22:44am

re: #55 Anymouse 🌹🏡

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So is that they realized their mistake and fixed it themselves…or got caught and came up with this BS excuse how they didn’t realize that the clip was from a movie?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 2, 2020 • 12:23:44am

re: #58 Targetpractice

So is that they realized their mistake and fixed it themselves…or got caught and came up with this BS excuse how they didn’t realize that the clip was from a movie?

The persons responsible were severely promoted.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Apr 2, 2020 • 12:25:11am

re: #54 Targetpractice

“I fought in the Great Corona War of 2020. I was in the trenches the whole time, my trusty N95 mask on as I sanitized every surface within an inch of its life. Why, I remember the time I nearly died telling a guest that we had no coffee! You don’t know terror until you’ve seen a caffeine addict go cold turkey. The horror…the horror…”

We barricaded ourselves in our homes as we prepared to fight the Second Battle of Rush Creek. Instead of Native Americans, tens of thousands of cattle prepared to storm and burn the town.

The horror of bovine wave after wave swarming across the river to attack and burn along the North Platte.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Apr 2, 2020 • 12:28:11am

re: #58 Targetpractice

So is that they realized their mistake and fixed it themselves…or got caught and came up with this BS excuse how they didn’t realize that the clip was from a movie?

From the Axios article:

According to two ministers who were on the call, Netanyahu said his national security adviser, Meir Ben-Shabbat, had shown him the video.
Many of the ministers asked to watch the video, and Netanyahu asked his national security adviser to send it to the entire Cabinet.
The video had been shared by Iranians on social media over the last week, and it was passed on to Netanyahu without any confirmation of its authenticity.

The prime minister’s office didn’t deny this account. It said the video had only been sent to three Cabinet ministers who requested it and were told it came from social media and its authenticity was unclear.

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Targetpractice  Apr 2, 2020 • 12:29:56am

re: #61 Anymouse 🌹🏡

From the Axios article:

Well, I guess it’s a good thing that nobody of any importance saw this before it was authenticated.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Apr 2, 2020 • 12:30:40am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Apr 2, 2020 • 12:39:21am

Let’s see how many actually go to jail, though.

North Carolina Insiders Risk Criminal Probe After Exposure to Sen. Burr (Barron’s, by Howard Fischer, a former SEC investigator)

Viruses are not the only danger that spreads by contact. Members of the Tar Heel Circle, an organization of “influential North Carolinians” that advertises its special access to “top leaders and staff from Congress, the administration, and the private sector,” may soon find that potential civil and criminal exposure has reached them after their close contact with a prominent elected official.

(more)

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Targetpractice  Apr 2, 2020 • 12:40:55am

re: #63 Anymouse 🌹🏡

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It’s good to know that, in this time of crisis, our government can still be trusted to fuck up seemingly simple tasks in truly royal fashion.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Apr 2, 2020 • 12:42:53am

re: #65 Targetpractice

It’s good to know that, in this time of crisis, our government can still be trusted to fuck up seemingly simple tasks in truly royal fashion.

I don’t receive Social Security, but with no taxable income I fit into that category.

Our tax form is already filled in, so I will mail it tomorrow anyway, since it’s the IRS which is managing this.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Apr 2, 2020 • 12:45:17am

Well, that one is out of commission for the foreseeable future.

Nearly 3,000 sailors to leave carrier amid virus outbreak (AP)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 2, 2020 • 12:47:42am

re: #61 Anymouse 🌹🏡

The prime minister’s office didn’t deny this account. It said the video had only been sent to three Cabinet ministers who requested it and were told it came from social media and its authenticity was unclear.

basing national security on social media

I truly despair for the fate of the human race

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Apr 2, 2020 • 12:51:14am

re: #68 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

basing national security on social media

I truly despair for the fate of the human race

I can see Twitter and Facebook launching private intelligence services. 1/2

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ckkatz  Apr 2, 2020 • 12:53:43am

re: #8 Belafon

Something else that is impossible to find right now is a webcam.

Yup. I think that I accidentally got the last Razor Kiyo in the Amazon system. Can’t say I am impressed either. Spent the last week trying to get it to broadcast into OBS Studio without success. Plus it has a ring light and when that is on, it is like looking at the eye of sauron.

You might want to try brick and morter electronics shops to see if they still have any logitechs around.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Apr 2, 2020 • 12:54:42am

(video, 1:55)

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ckkatz  Apr 2, 2020 • 12:56:57am

Those still needing tp might check out Industrial Cleaning Supply places. Many are still open and some will sell to the general public. The downside is you probably have to buy a carton of 60, 80, 96 rolls. Which is likely a 6-12 month supply of tp for one person.

In the Washington DC region at least some Daycon warehouses will do this.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 2, 2020 • 1:04:44am

re: #69 Anymouse 🌹🏡

I can see Twitter and Facebook launching private intelligence services. 1/2

21st century Pinkertons

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 2, 2020 • 1:10:05am

Looks like the sidequel to Train to Busan is pretty lit.

TRAIN TO BUSAN PRESENTS: PENINSULA (2020) Official Teaser | Zombie Action Movie

Peninsula is not a direct sequel to TtB, but “takes place in the same universe”, according to director Yeon Sang-ho. Train to Busan is one of the better entries in the zombie apocalypse genre.

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Jay C  Apr 2, 2020 • 1:18:30am

re: #67 Anymouse 🌹🏡

Well, that one is out of commission for the foreseeable future.

Nearly 3,000 sailors to leave carrier amid virus outbreak (AP)

IOW, at least as large a loss as a torpedo hit might cause….

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Apr 2, 2020 • 1:21:09am

re: #72 ckkatz

Those still needing tp might check out Industrial Cleaning Supply places. Many are still open and some will sell to the general public. The downside is you probably have to buy a carton of 60, 80, 96 rolls. Which is likely a 6-12 month supply of tp for one person.

In the Washington DC region at least some Daycon warehouses will do this.

The only one around here is Bluffs Sanitary Supply in Scottsbluff. I’m not sure whether you can actually walk in and buy stuff. I know the village has them deliver stuff to the village hall, and they have a Website to order massive amounts of toilet paper.

Toilet Paper Page

They also have this on their main page:

PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT ANY ORDERS FOR CLOROX ITEMS, DISINFECTANT SPRAYS, OR HAND SANITIZERS WILL NOT BE FILLED AT THIS TIME!
PLEASE CALL US AT[no phone numbers allowed] WITH QUESTIONS ABOUT AVAILABILITY.

Practice Social Distancing
Wash your hands for 20 seconds often
Drink warm liquids
Eat a balanced diet
Get plenty of rest
Stay safe during this unprecedented time!

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 2, 2020 • 1:29:59am

And. Here. We. Go.

Residents in a region of central China have been ordered back into their homes and are only being allowed to leave with a special permit, over fears of a second wave of COVID-19 in the region.

The South China Morning Post has reported that about 600,000 people have been affected by the sudden lockdown in Jia county in the Henan province, adjacent to the Hubei province where the virus originated in December.

The Hong Kong-based newspaper said all businesses - except supermarkets, hospitals, food markets, petrol stations, pharmacies and hotels - had been closed.

And local authorities had put in place curfew-like measures.

Only people with special permits are being allowed to go to work, and these residents must have their temperatures taken before they leave the house and wear face masks once outside.

7news.com.au

Here’s the original article from the South China Morning Post: scmp.com

Shit. Then again, a second wave has been widely predicted by epidemiologists.

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Targetpractice  Apr 2, 2020 • 1:33:50am

re: #67 Anymouse 🌹🏡

Well, that one is out of commission for the foreseeable future.

Nearly 3,000 sailors to leave carrier amid virus outbreak (AP)

“President Trump has characterized the federal government’s efforts to address the COVID-19 outbreak as a ‘war’ that he is intent on winning.

In related news, the USS Theodore Roosevelt was effectively put out of commission when the crew needed to be evacuated after 200 seamen tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. The carrier has been evacuated and will undergo sanitation efforts to remove all traces of the virus. No word when it will be returning to service or if another carrier will take its place.”

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ckkatz  Apr 2, 2020 • 1:38:13am

re: #76 Anymouse 🌹🏡

The only one around here is Bluffs Sanitary Supply in Scottsbluff. I’m not sure whether you can actually walk in and buy stuff. I know the village has them deliver stuff to the village hall, and they have a Website to order massive amounts of toilet paper.

Toilet Paper Page

They also have this on their main page:

Looks like they also list paper towels. But, as you point out, a lot of the sanitizing and sterilizing materials are out of stock everywhere.

Which reminds me, I should plan on a trip to the Catoctin Creek distillery to get some aloe flavored everclear, I mean hand sanitizer.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 2, 2020 • 1:51:04am

re: #78 Targetpractice

“President Trump has characterized the federal government’s efforts to address the COVID-19 outbreak as a ‘war’ that he is intent on winning.

I guess he figures that bombing Teheran would be the modern-day equivalent of the Doolitle Raid on Tokyo…

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Decatur Deb  Apr 2, 2020 • 1:58:22am

re: #67 Anymouse 🌹🏡

Well, that one is out of commission for the foreseeable future.

Nearly 3,000 sailors to leave carrier amid virus outbreak (AP)

Didn’t you see Battleship? Recruit a half dozen old farts and a female Sea Scout and you can get that thing to sea and work at least one successful cat shot.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Apr 2, 2020 • 2:00:42am

Here comes another winter storm system. Spring is still on hold.

weather.gov

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 2, 2020 • 2:01:18am

re: #81 Decatur Deb

Didn’t you see Battleship? Recruit a half dozen old farts and a female Sea Scout and you can get that thing to sea and work at least one successful cat shot.

Didn’t you see Red Dawn? Just draft the militias and send them into service!

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Decatur Deb  Apr 2, 2020 • 2:03:10am

re: #83 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Didn’t you see Red Dawn? Just draft the militias and send them into service!

We need them to protect the Northern border from the RCMP.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Apr 2, 2020 • 2:06:13am

Ugh:

Overnight
Freezing drizzle likely, mainly before 4am. Cloudy, with a steady temperature around 28. North wind around 15 mph.
Thursday
Snow likely, possibly mixed with freezing drizzle, mainly after 5pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 30. Blustery, with a north wind 15 to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New ice accumulation of less than a 0.1 of an inch possible. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Thursday Night
Snow likely, mainly before 9pm. Cloudy during the early evening, then gradual clearing, with a low around 15. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 40. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph becoming light and variable.

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Decatur Deb  Apr 2, 2020 • 2:07:29am

re: #85 Anymouse 🌹🏡

We are going to 46 in the next couple hours. That will be our lowest temp until Dec.

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Decatur Deb  Apr 2, 2020 • 2:14:19am

Our local political activist groups have gone totally silent in the last week. I hate to intrude on anyone’s panic and real-world problems, but we need to start thinking about how to bump-start actions for the Nov campaigns. I will try a few emails, but I know some of us are fucked job-wise.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Apr 2, 2020 • 2:24:07am

re: #87 Decatur Deb

Our local political activist groups have gone totally silent in the last week. I hate to intrude on anyone’s panic and real-world problems, but we need to start thinking about how to bump-start actions for the Nov campaigns. I will try a few emails, but I know some of us are fucked job-wise.

We don’t really have political activists groups around here. I am going to get involved later in the year with “Postcards to Voters” programme.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Apr 2, 2020 • 2:26:53am
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Decatur Deb  Apr 2, 2020 • 2:29:09am

re: #88 Anymouse 🌹🏡

We don’t really have political activists groups around here. I am going to get involved later in the year with “Postcards to Voters” programme.

We have several communities in an overlapping coalition. Yankees/Civil-Rights era Blacks/LBGT/Religous Left/even Freethinkers. It’s very hard to hold together in the best of times. The State Dem party has been gnawing on its own leg for the last couple years.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Apr 2, 2020 • 2:30:08am

re: #90 Decatur Deb

We have several communities in an overlapping coalition. Yankees/Civil-Rights era Blacks/LBGT/Religous Left/even Freethinkers. It’s very hard to hold together in the best of times. The State Dem party has been gnawing on its own leg for the last couple years.

Our state Democratic Party has been getting their crap together since Jane Kleeb took over.

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Decatur Deb  Apr 2, 2020 • 2:32:48am

re: #91 Anymouse 🌹🏡

Our state Democratic Party has been getting their crap together since Jane Kleeb took over.

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We have at least two factions that spend all their time and money trying to sue each other out of existence. And we need to re-elect Doug Jones in the face of that.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Apr 2, 2020 • 2:35:03am

re: #92 Decatur Deb

We have at least two factions that spend all their time and money trying to sue each other out of existence. And we need to re-elect Doug Jones in the face of that.

The only thing you have going for you with Senator Jones is it seems the GOP is at each other’s throat as well.

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Decatur Deb  Apr 2, 2020 • 2:38:07am

re: #93 Anymouse 🌹🏡

The only thing you have going for you with Senator Jones is it seems the GOP is at each other’s throat as well.

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With any luck they’ll make Coach Tuberville the candidate. He’s no Roy Moore, but he might be stupid enough to beat if Trump creates enough national revulsion.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Apr 2, 2020 • 2:40:20am

re: #94 Decatur Deb

With any luck they’ll make Coach Tuberville the candidate. He’s no Roy Moore, but he might be stupid enough to beat if Trump creates enough national revulsion.

You could get Roy Moore again.

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Decatur Deb  Apr 2, 2020 • 2:43:14am

re: #95 Anymouse 🌹🏡

You could get Roy Moore again.

Too late. He bombed out in the first GOP primary, leaving a moron and a plausible (Sessions) for the virus-delayed run-off. They will probably pick the retired Auburn coach.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Apr 2, 2020 • 2:49:16am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Apr 2, 2020 • 2:53:08am

Things are getting tight around here.

Sidney Regional Moves to Essential Staffing (Goes to the Sidney, Nebr. Sun-Telegraph)

Sidney Regional Medical Center (SRMC) announced recently the move to “essential staffing” as a precautionary measure.

Essential staffing is a general definition for reducing staff to only those needed during emergent situations, yet being able to provide patient care. The decision to decrease non-essential personnel at this time was made through consulting with the medical staff and the Panhandle Public Health District (PPHD).

(more)

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teleskiguy  Apr 2, 2020 • 2:54:49am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Apr 2, 2020 • 3:04:23am

Just looking through the local newspapers’ obituary pages, notice after notice says “services will be held at a later date” due to the ban on gatherings larger than ten people.

The same is happening in my family from my aunt’s death a couple weeks ago in Michigan.

One of the times people want to get together (a funeral service) to grieve, they cannot.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Apr 2, 2020 • 3:20:25am
Weld County started April with more than 300 positive cases of coronavirus and a death count at 13, according to numbers released Wednesday evening from the county health department.

The Weld County Department of Health and Environment reported a total of 331 cases of the rapidly spreading virus, which led to a worldwide health crisis.

(more)

Weld County Goes Over 300 Coronavirus Cases, 13 Deaths Countywide from Covid-19 (Greeley, Colo. Tribune)

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Apr 2, 2020 • 3:20:39am
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Targetpractice  Apr 2, 2020 • 3:24:41am

re: #102 NO SMOCKING GUN!

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I’d had plans to take a week’s vacation in May. Doesn’t look like that’s gonna happen now.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Apr 2, 2020 • 3:29:55am

re: #103 Targetpractice

I’d had plans to take a week’s vacation in May. Doesn’t look like that’s gonna happen now.

Ditto with our trip to Canada and Germany. I would have spent my birthday in Germany.

Well, we might still get a comet for that.

In legend, comets are often harbingers of disaster. I’d say we have one of those now.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Apr 2, 2020 • 3:30:22am

North Carolina has delivered a very clean public information portal. And all the info displayed in a daily update pdf flyer
Pretty striking is that 43% of their identified COVID-19 patients are in the 25-49 yo age group
COVID-19 North Carolina Dashboard
Daily flyer

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 2, 2020 • 3:30:28am

re: #103 Targetpractice

I’d had plans to take a week’s vacation in May. Doesn’t look like that’s gonna happen now.

Over here, I’d say the tourist high-season is finished. Prague’s gonna take a big hit as result, as well as other popular tourist destinations like Česky Krumlov and Telč.

Who knows? Maybe next year we’ll see a mini-boom, as pent-up demand is unlocked. Of course, that would depend greatly on the worldwide economic situation as well - a lot of tourists to Czech Republic tend to come not only from other countries in Europe, but we get a ton of tourists each and every year from China, South Korea and Japan (also, we’ve been seeing more tourists from Vietnam over the last three years).

On the other hand, if the global economy sinks into Great Depression levels, yeah…..then all bets are off.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Apr 2, 2020 • 3:33:10am

State Senator Kate Bolz is running against Rep. Don Baker (R-NE2) for his seat if you want to throw a couple Soros Bux her way.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 2, 2020 • 3:33:44am

re: #102 NO SMOCKING GUN!

I was going to go on a spring break trip to NYC with my daughter’s high school band today

Feel for ya.

I will not get to see my kids next week at Easter (and son’s 14th birthday) because they live with their mom in France and the border is closed…

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Apr 2, 2020 • 4:23:32am

re: #25 Dr Lizardo

JFC, I recall reading about asymptomatic COVID-19 transmission in February. And this asshat ignoramus really said he just learned about it in the last 24 hours?

FFS.

news is delayed getting into Georgia

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Apr 2, 2020 • 4:27:57am

re: #106 Dr Lizardo

We’re likely to see a mini-baby boom …

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Apr 2, 2020 • 4:33:36am

re: #109 I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)

news is delayed getting into Georgia

It’s insane isn’t it? Kemp is what I call a Trump Governor. Someone who owes their high office to Trump. It’s what makes Kemp, Ivey, DeSanittis, & Reeves different from Hogan, Baker, & DeWine.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Apr 2, 2020 • 4:39:20am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Apr 2, 2020 • 4:50:44am

In the category of “conservatism kills”:

‘Shoot them dead’ — Philippine leader says won’t tolerate lockdown violators (CNBC)

Key points:

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has warned violators of coronavirus lockdown measures they could be shot for causing trouble and said abuse of medical workers was a serious crime that would not be tolerated.
The Philippines has recorded 96 coronavirus deaths and 2,311 confirmed cases, all but three in the past three weeks, with infections now being reported in the hundreds every day.
The national police chief on Thursday said police understood that Duterte was demonstrating his seriousness about public order, and no one would be shot.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Apr 2, 2020 • 4:55:01am
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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Apr 2, 2020 • 4:58:16am
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Apr 2, 2020 • 5:04:47am

re: #112 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

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Oh me? I’m just chilling on some boxes thinking about how I’m going to get the cats of the world and storm Jeff Lowe’s zoo like the Bastile.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Apr 2, 2020 • 5:06:01am
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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Apr 2, 2020 • 5:06:45am

re: #109 I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)

news is delayed getting into Georgia

Or, of course, he is lying out his ass.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Apr 2, 2020 • 5:10:40am

Odd, there is a crew outside mowing grass and trimming. Hard to see that as “essential” though I can see how it can done while maintaining social distancing.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Apr 2, 2020 • 5:13:43am

This fellow debunks a whole string of myths (lies):

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Belafon  Apr 2, 2020 • 5:15:31am

re: #70 ckkatz

Yup. I think that I accidentally got the last Razor Kiyo in the Amazon system. Can’t say I am impressed either. Spent the last week trying to get it to broadcast into OBS Studio without success. Plus it has a ring light and when that is on, it is like looking at the eye of sauron.

You might want to try brick and morter electronics shops to see if they still have any logitechs around.

I’ve been looking at the places around here that are online, Best Buy, Target, Office Depot/Max, Walmart, Fry’s, Staples, and none of them have one in the Metroplex.

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Anymouse 🌹🏡  Apr 2, 2020 • 5:17:57am

After that string of cheery news I just posted, I’m going to go hide in bed. Catch y’all later.

Giphy

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 2, 2020 • 5:21:42am
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Danack  Apr 2, 2020 • 5:34:55am

re: #14 teleskiguy

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The level of incompetence shown by that governor is easily at the level where it deserves criminal prosecution, if not more extreme action.

But I’m going to try to avoid recommending violence while people need to be physically distancing themselves.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Apr 2, 2020 • 5:35:47am

re: #72 ckkatz

Those still needing tp might check out Industrial Cleaning Supply places. Many are still open and some will sell to the general public. The downside is you probably have to buy a carton of 60, 80, 96 rolls. Which is likely a 6-12 month supply of tp for one person.

In the Washington DC region at least some Daycon warehouses will do this.

Maybe look at WW Grainger if they’re still shipping if you can’t find anything local.

grainger.com

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sagehen  Apr 2, 2020 • 5:38:57am

6.6 million unemployment claims THIS WEEK.

6.6 MILLION.

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jeffreyw  Apr 2, 2020 • 5:41:59am

Grackles prefer not to take sides in squabbles.

Good morning!

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ckkatz  Apr 2, 2020 • 5:44:12am

Don’t know if the immunity certificate is true… And yes “Papiere Bitte” does have an unsavory history.

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lawhawk  Apr 2, 2020 • 5:45:45am

re: #117 Anymouse 🌹🏡

Trumpists like Brit Hume are going on about how the NY death toll is conflating and inflating deaths by attributing anything and everything to covid19. The US now has over 1250 Benghazis worth of deaths thanks to covid19. Since Benghazi is the only thing the GOP seems to give a shit about when not trying to strip away women’s right to abortion or redistribute wealth to rich from everyone else via tax cuts, or denying people their right to vote, it makes sense to frame the death toll in a context they care about.

I know that’s a bit flip and insensitive to those who are actually dying from this, but it’s killing people all across the globe and especially here in the US where we’re seeing people of all ages and health statuses dying of this. Influential artists, doctors, and servicemembers are dead. EMTs, transit workers, janitors, and retirees. Nursing home residents and leading members of the community.

It doesn’t give a crap about your politics, only that it spreads easily and states that are trying to self-isolate are going to have a better time of it the sooner they do so than those that aren’t. I keep seeing how FL and GA are in a race to see which one will have the most idiotic take out of this, and while FL is leading, GA is closing the gap.

No word on when FL is closing its border to GA residents, because there’s all kinds of evidence that there’s a hotspot along the border. DeSantis is more concerned about NYers flying in than the GA or AL resident coughing and hacking up a lung as he drives along the back roads to and from his friends over the border.

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Sir John Barron  Apr 2, 2020 • 5:47:50am

re: #129 lawhawk

Trumpists like Brit Hume are going on about how the NY death toll is conflating and inflating deaths by attributing anything and everything to covid19. The US now has over 1250 Benghazis worth of deaths thanks to covid19. Since Benghazi is the only thing the GOP seems to give a shit about when not trying to strip away women’s right to abortion or redistribute wealth to rich from everyone else via tax cuts, or denying people their right to vote, it makes sense to frame the death toll in a context they care about.

I know that’s a bit flip and insensitive to those who are actually dying from this, but it’s killing people all across the globe and especially here in the US where we’re seeing people of all ages and health statuses dying of this. Influential artists, doctors, and servicemembers are dead. EMTs, transit workers, janitors, and retirees. Nursing home residents and leading members of the community.

It doesn’t give a crap about your politics, only that it spreads easily and states that are trying to self-isolate are going to have a better time of it the sooner they do so than those that aren’t. I keep seeing how FL and GA are in a race to see which one will have the most idiotic take out of this, and while FL is leading, GA is closing the gap.

No word on when FL is closing its border to GA residents, because there’s all kinds of evidence that there’s a hotspot along the border. DeSantis is more concerned about NYers flying in than the GA or AL resident coughing and hacking up a lung as he drives along the back roads to and from his friends over the border.

What excuse number are we up to now, to shield Dear Leader from any consequences for the spread of the virus and the deaths?

/

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 2, 2020 • 5:47:55am

any more stories about British tobacco developing a vaccine or was that another April Fool?

I have to say that the tradition really fell flat this year.

Or I might have posted that it was a genetic engineering firm in Milan that came up with the vaccine.

Name of the company?

Genitalia

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ckkatz  Apr 2, 2020 • 5:48:20am

Interesting chart. It argues that a Czech requirement for everybody to wear masks effectively and significantly reduced the rate or Covid-19 infection there:

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plansbandc  Apr 2, 2020 • 5:55:26am

re: #57 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

It’s the headaches. OMG the headaches.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Apr 2, 2020 • 5:56:13am

re: #93 Anymouse 🌹🏡

The only thing you have going for you with Senator Jones is it seems the GOP is at each other’s throat as well.

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How does this unplug the general dust that plugs up the little square thing that you breathe through? It doesn’t. This may “cleanse” the mask of the virus particulates but it isn’t something that makes the mask functional to be used again. Those things are wearable for like four hours before they’re plugged up and you can’t breathe any longer.

What’s saddest to me is I don’t believe anything that’s coming out of the CDC anymore.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Apr 2, 2020 • 5:58:45am

re: #129 lawhawk

Trumpists like Brit Hume are going on about how the NY death toll is conflating and inflating deaths by attributing anything and everything to covid19. The US now has over 1250 Benghazis worth of deaths thanks to covid19. Since Benghazi is the only thing the GOP seems to give a shit about when not trying to strip away women’s right to abortion or redistribute wealth to rich from everyone else via tax cuts, or denying people their right to vote, it makes sense to frame the death toll in a context they care about.

I know that’s a bit flip and insensitive to those who are actually dying from this, but it’s killing people all across the globe and especially here in the US where we’re seeing people of all ages and health statuses dying of this. Influential artists, doctors, and servicemembers are dead. EMTs, transit workers, janitors, and retirees. Nursing home residents and leading members of the community.

It doesn’t give a crap about your politics, only that it spreads easily and states that are trying to self-isolate are going to have a better time of it the sooner they do so than those that aren’t. I keep seeing how FL and GA are in a race to see which one will have the most idiotic take out of this, and while FL is leading, GA is closing the gap.

No word on when FL is closing its border to GA residents, because there’s all kinds of evidence that there’s a hotspot along the border. DeSantis is more concerned about NYers flying in than the GA or AL resident coughing and hacking up a lung as he drives along the back roads to and from his friends over the border.

The whole “Oh it’s just New York and or California” attitude that many of these have pisses me the fuck off. New Yorkers are still Americans despite the propaganda that FNC loves to feed to their asshole viewers who love to thumb their noses on them. And this of course was the same network that exploited New York’s 9/11 experience to attack the patriotism of those woh opposed the Bush doctrine and Islamophobia. Brit Hume can kiss my ass and I hope FNC is discredited as a result of how they acted during this pandenmic. Scumbags from the top down.

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Teukka  Apr 2, 2020 • 6:01:54am

re: #133 plansbandc

It’s the headaches. OMG the headaches.

IMO, some of the withdrawal symptoms of caffeine are on par with the withdrawal symptoms of nicotine.

Video related:

John Cleese.smoking. 1994

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makeitstop  Apr 2, 2020 • 6:04:42am

Someone on Twitter linked to this piece by David Roth on The Baffler. It’s from 2017 (right after Charlottesville), but I went back and read it again because Roth had Trump absolutely pegged.

To understand Trump is also to understand his appeal as an aspirational brand to the worst people in the United States. What his intransigent admirers like most about him—the thing they aspire to, in their online cosplay sessions and their desperately thirsty performances for a media they loathe and to which they are so helplessly addicted—is his freedom to be unconcerned with anything but himself. This is not because he is rich or brave or astute; it’s because he is an asshole, and so authentically unconcerned. The howling and unreflective void at his core will keep him lonely and stupid until the moment a sufficient number of his vital organs finally resign in disgrace, but it liberates him to devote every bit of his being to his pursuit of himself. Actual hate and actual love, as other people feel them, are too complicated to fit into this world. In their place, for Trump and for the people who see in him a way of being that they are too busy or burdened or humane to pursue, are the versions that exist in a lower orbit, around the self. Instead of hate, there is simple resentment—abject and valueless and recursively self-pitying; instead of love, there is the blank sucking nullity of vanity and appetite.

This is what an asshole is, and lord knows Trump is not the only one in his business, or our culture, who insistently bends every incident or issue back towards his sour and jealous self. Some of the people who do this even care at some level about the broader world, but because they are assholes believe that the solution to that world’s problems lies in paying more attention to one particular asshole and his or her ideas. Trump is not one of those people. The rest of the world is an abstraction to him, a market to exploit; there is no other person in it who is real to him. They’re all supplicants or subjects, fans or haters, but their humanity is transparently not part of the equation. What other people might want, or indeed the fact that they could want at all, is crowded out of the picture by the corroded and corrosive bulk of his horrible self.

There is no room for other people in the world that Trump has made for himself, and this is fundamental to the anxiety of watching him impose his claustrophobic and airless interior world on our own. Is Trump a racist? Yes, because that’s a default setting for stupid people; also, he transparently has no regard for other people at all. Does Trump care about the cheap-looking statue of Stonewall Jackson that some forgotten Dixiecrat placed in a shithole park somewhere he will never visit? Not really, but he so resents the fact that other people expect him to care that he develops a passionate contrary opinion out of spite. Does he even know about … Let me stop you there. The answer is no.

The answer is always no, and it will always be no because he does not care. Every lie, every evasion, every massive and blithely issued shock to the conscience Trump authors will only ever be about him. He will never be embarrassed by any of these things, because he cannot understand anyone’s response to them except as it relates to him. Slavery? That’s another thing that his very dishonest enemies want to blame him for. Racism? He’s been accused of it, and honestly it’s so ridiculous, so ridiculous. History? He’s in the business of making it, baby. Violence? Not his fault. People protesting? He doesn’t know them.

Also - look at the photo on that page and tell me that Preznit Junk Food hasn’t picked up 2 or 3 suit sizes since then.

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Sir John Barron  Apr 2, 2020 • 6:06:07am

re: #135 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

The whole “Oh it’s just New York and or California” attitude that many of these have pisses me the fuck off. New Yorkers are still Americans despite the propaganda that FNC loves to feed to their asshole viewers who love to thumb their noses on them. And this of course was the same network that exploited New York’s 9/11 experience to attack the patriotism of those woh opposed the Bush doctrine and Islamophobia. Brit Hume can kiss my ass and I hope FNC is discredited as a result of how they acted during this pandenmic. Scumbags from the top down.

1. It’s a hoax
2. It’s just like the flu
3. It’s Obama’s fault.
4. It’s Biden’s fault.
5. The death numbers are inflated.
6. There’s nobody at the hospitals, crisis is fake
7. The Impeachment got in his eyes
8. Democrats didn’t warn us either
9. Trump is doing great
10. Trump always took it seriously.
11. The stockpiles were depleted.
12. It’s only in NYC and CA.
13. Governors are blowing it, need to buy their own stuff.
14. Not Federal Government responsibility, not a shipping clerk.
15. Trump was just being positive
16. The models are wrong it’s all really not that bad.
17. We might have had 18 million dead like in H1N1 but Trump banned flights from China so we’re good.
18. Close the borders.
19. Trump inherited an obsolete system.
20. Testing drivethrus at Walgreens
21. My Pillow guy
22. At least Trump sent Rush an autograph of the stock market increase the day after his Walgreens dog and pony show so there’s that

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 2, 2020 • 6:06:53am

re: #133 plansbandc

It’s the headaches. OMG the headaches.

I was doing my caffeine withdrawal at a friends house, he has a collection of literally thousands of DVD’s lining the walls from all eras and genres, but I spent all afternoon just flipping through the remote because I could not be bothered to get up to fetch one, and besides, I did not have the concentration to watch a whole film in one go…

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lawhawk  Apr 2, 2020 • 6:08:13am

The Trump induced cataclysmic collapse continues. Next week is likely to see even more file for unemployment insurance. 10 million jobs vaporized in 2 weeks. Many of them will be out of work for months, because the companies they work for will no longer exist thanks to Trump’s incompetence in dealing with the crisis at the outset. Every day of delay was a day lost trying to contain covid19.

Howie Forman is indicating that SK is continuing to test more than 10,000 a day to hold on to the hard fought containment of covid19 there. We’re testing nowhere near as many people on a per capita basis in a bunch of states compared to what they’re doing in containment.

Aggressive testing works. It saves lives.

Trump fucked all of this up, and Fox continues to spew an endless series of excuses for the rising body count. Trying to frame any of this as a win if we keep the death toll under 100,000, let alone 1 million is bugnuts insane. It never had to get to this point.

Trump’s complete and total failure and refusal to listen and implement the health experts advice is costing everyone dearly. His actions had the exact opposite effect - it vaporized the economy instead of stabilizing it. He could not have done any more damage had he tried.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 2, 2020 • 6:08:30am

re: #138 Sir John Barron

23. chloroquine, you forgot his “miracle cure”

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Apr 2, 2020 • 6:09:09am

re: #138 Sir John Barron

1. It’s a hoax
2. It’s just like the flu
3. It’s Obama’s fault.
4. It’s Biden’s fault.
5. The death numbers are inflated.
6. There’s nobody at the hospitals, crisis is fake
7. The Impeachment got in his eyes
8. Democrats didn’t warn us either
9. Trump is doing great
10. Trump always took it seriously.
11. The stockpiles were depleted.
12. It’s only in NYC and CA.
13. Governors are blowing it, need to buy their own stuff.
14. Not Federal Government responsibility, not a shipping clerk.
15. Trump was just being positive
16. The models are wrong it’s all really not that bad.
17. We might have had 18 million dead like in H1N1 but Trump banned flights from China so we’re good.
18. Close the borders.
19. Trump inherited an obsolete system.
20. Testing drivethrus at Walgreens
21. My Pillow guy
22. At least Trump sent Rush an autograph of the stock market increase the day after his Walgreens dog and pony show so there’s that

There are so many people in this world whose hot takes I never want to hear again after this.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 2, 2020 • 6:09:53am

re: #142 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

There are so many people in this world whose hot takes I never want to hear again after this.

but you will…

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Teukka  Apr 2, 2020 • 6:12:10am

In Swedish CoViD-19 news, Karolinska University Hospital is to begin trials with plasma from people who’ve recovered from CoViD-19:
dagensmedicin.se

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sagehen  Apr 2, 2020 • 6:13:47am

re: #110 Anymouse 🌹🏡

We’re likely to see a mini-baby boom …

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Apr 2, 2020 • 6:14:56am

Trump is setting some impressive records. Worst stock market quarter ever! Ten million jobs vaporized in two weeks! And Trump is #1 on Facebook (whoops, that one is false)!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 2, 2020 • 6:16:50am

re: #145 sagehen

People without kids: “Huh? Why? What does being a first child have to do with anything?”

a lot. with our first-born, I had time (and patience) to hang out and twiddle my thumbs and wait while she learned to button her coat and tie her shoes on her own, by the time kids 2 - 4 came along, there was just not enough time in the day to wait for everyone…

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Apr 2, 2020 • 6:17:28am

re: #143 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

but you will…

Of course I will. What I want and what I’ll get are two different things.

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ckkatz  Apr 2, 2020 • 6:18:07am

re: #121 Belafon

I’ve been looking at the places around here that are online, Best Buy, Target, Office Depot/Max, Walmart, Fry’s, Staples, and none of them have one in the Metroplex.

I just checked B&H, Adorama, NewEgg and BuyDig. And those are all out until at least the end of April. Newegg claims to have the Logitech 922 for $200 through ‘Corn Electronics’, close to twice the list price. But I did not click to see if it actually is in stock.

Maybe get a cheap laptop or smart phone and somehow connect and use that camera?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 2, 2020 • 6:18:30am

re: #146 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Trump is setting some impressive records. Worst stock market quarter ever! Ten million jobs vaporized in two weeks! And Trump is #1 on Facebook (whoops, that one is false)!

The arguments I am hearing is that this is a “black swan” and “no leader could possibly do everything right”.

This is a dire situation, but it is not like we did not have a warning period.

and as for the rest…we have no leadership in this crisis.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Apr 2, 2020 • 6:20:32am

re: #100 Anymouse 🌹🏡

Just looking through the local newspapers’ obituary pages, notice after notice says “services will be held at a later date” due to the ban on gatherings larger than ten people.

The same is happening in my family from my aunt’s death a couple weeks ago in Michigan.

One of the times people want to get together (a funeral service) to grieve, they cannot.

We had to cancel services for my dad on March 21 after he added on the 7th. We expected a lot of people too. And elderly. It was just me, my mother, and brother (who flew in from Texas) at the cemetery. 2 days after my father passed, the memory care facility he was in went on complete lockdown. No family visitation. No communal dining. No activities. All residents to remain in their rooms at all times. Mom is still in contact with a few staff there. We made new friends during his stay. They’re overwhelmed but thankfully nobody has the virus. They acted way before any of the other facilities in the area, who are now dealing with the virus. Dad really had a thing for impeccable timing.

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lawhawk  Apr 2, 2020 • 6:24:40am

re: #150 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The tangerine toddler is up and wailing about how Chuck Schumer is complaining about his slow rolling aid.

The feds are the backup, and the backup failed to even mobilize until after the crisis overwhelmed the states. Instead of mobilizing to head off the collapse of health care systems, Trumpists wanted the states to collapse first.

Fuck the GOP.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Apr 2, 2020 • 6:26:48am
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ckkatz  Apr 2, 2020 • 6:28:03am

re: #152 lawhawk

Morning Joe had Chuck Schumer on and the orange toddler was apparently watching.

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Apr 2, 2020 • 6:29:21am

remember this from just 5-6 weeks ago?

you know what else will never wash out of the history books?

approximately 250k americans unnecessarily dying on your watch
coupled with a litany of the things you did (golf, rallies, firings, dismantling expert panels), didnt do (declare an emergency, dpa, coordinate a purchasing/procurement campaign back in january), could have done, should have done, shouldnt have done (relying on Jared??????, the my pillow guy????!!!)

you will forever be know as the president who got impeached a month before so fundamentally tanking the response to this pandemic.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 2, 2020 • 6:29:44am

re: #152 lawhawk

April 2: “Massive amounts of medical supplies, even hospitals and medical centers, are being delivered directly to states and hospitals by the Federal Government. Some have insatiable appetites & are never satisfied (politics?). Remember, we are a backup for them…”

March 19: ” The Federal government is not supposed to be out there buying vast amounts of items and then shipping. You know, we’re not a shipping clerk.”

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Targetpractice  Apr 2, 2020 • 6:31:10am

re: #153 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

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Ayep. It’s not simply about press passes, it’s about getting in on the “palace intrigue” circuit through “sources,” it’s about getting invites to all the big social gatherings, about “exclusive” interviews, and all sorts of other things that are used to determine if you’ve a future in journalism…or if you’re riding a desk while the ass-kissers get their names on the “big story” bylines.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Apr 2, 2020 • 6:32:25am

re: #155 I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)

remember this from just 5-6 weeks ago?

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you know what else will never wash out of the history books?

approximately 250k americans unnecessarily dying on your watch
coupled with a litany of the things you did (golf, rallies, firings, dismantling expert panels), didnt do (declare an emergency, dpa, coordinate a purchasing/procurement campaign back in january), could have done, should have done, shouldnt have done (relying on Jared??????, the my pillow guy????!!!)

you will forever be know as the president who got impeached a month before so fundamentally tanking the response to this pandemic.

Trump will get his wish. He will be in the history books because he will be remembered as an example of the reactionary response to Obama. Not as a builder. Not as a thinker. Not as an unifier. But as an egotistical asshole who put his own ego above the country’s interests in a pandemic.

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Teukka  Apr 2, 2020 • 6:34:11am

Other CoViD-19 news from Sweden:
Östra Sjukhuset (Eastern Hospital) in Gothenburg is ceasing trials with hydrochloroquine after it apparently can cause the opposite effect from the intended one.

svt.se

I hope there is a price to pay for Didier Raoult for this.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Apr 2, 2020 • 6:39:43am

re: #158 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Trump will get his wish. He will be in the history books because he will be remembered as an example of the reactionary response to Obama. Not as a builder. Not as a thinker. Not as an unifier. But as an egotistical asshole who put his own ego above the country’s interests in a pandemic.

Since the hundreds of thousands of casualties seem to be inevitable at this point I can only hope that the loss is not in vain. In that it leads to the GOP getting obliterated into a rump party that then drains away from there.

Sort of how it took a 4 year long civil war to end slavery in this country. (Though it can be argued that it was not eliminated, but simply went “dark” via Jim Crow. But at least something was started then that we continue to support and fight for.)

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Apr 2, 2020 • 6:41:55am

re: #150 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The arguments I am hearing is that this is a “black swan” and “no leader could possibly do everything right”.

This is a dire situation, but it is not like we did not have a warning period.

and as for the rest…we have no leadership in this crisis.

Except South Korea did get it right. Their first reported case was the same day as ours, and they have a grand total of 169 deaths. We had six times that many yesterday.

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steve_davis  Apr 2, 2020 • 6:48:07am

re: #105 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

North Carolina has delivered a very clean public information portal. And all the info displayed in a daily update pdf flyer
Pretty striking is that 43% of their identified COVID-19 patients are in the 25-49 yo age group
COVID-19 North Carolina Dashboard
Daily flyer

even more striking: NINETY PERCENT of deaths are male.

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Decatur Deb  Apr 2, 2020 • 6:49:12am

re: #161 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Except South Korea did get it right. Their first reported case was the same day as ours, and they have a grand total of 169 deaths. We had six times that many yesterday.

SK also is working against a much higher population density. Fewer people, but many more per square mile.

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Decatur Deb  Apr 2, 2020 • 6:51:20am

re: #162 steve_davis

even more striking: NINETY PERCENT of deaths are male.

Tobacco is a sacrament in NC and a few other states.

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BigPapa  Apr 2, 2020 • 6:52:10am

re: #159 Teukka

I hope there is a price to pay for Didier Raoult for this.

Right wing radio is full on hydrochlorquine pumping. This is all because Trump said so, and to protect Trump, they all run with it as serious.

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Apr 2, 2020 • 6:52:17am

re: #118 FFL (GOP Delenda Est)

Or, of course, he is lying out his ass.

Whether it’s pig ignorance or craven lying why in Earth do you say that out loud in front of cameras?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 2, 2020 • 6:52:48am

re: #164 Decatur Deb

Tobacco is a sacrament in NC and a few other states.

I was up until recently a totally casual smoker, maybe 2-3 cigarettes per week. I have since given even that up just to be on the safe side as I am male, 60+ and relatively fit but no picture of health.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Apr 2, 2020 • 6:53:56am

re: #166 I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)

Whether it’s pig ignorance or craven lying why in Earth do you say that out loud in front of cameras?

Because when offered the choice between looking criminal or incompetent they always choose the latter.

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Apr 2, 2020 • 6:54:50am

re: #126 sagehen

6.6 million unemployment claims THIS WEEK.

6.6 MILLION.

That’s 10x the “record” in 1982

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Belafon  Apr 2, 2020 • 6:57:32am

One of the interesting items in that story about the creation of the FDA is that Teddy Roosevelt tried to take credit for the creation of the FDA even though he opposed it up until women showed up in large numbers to change his mind.

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Belafon  Apr 2, 2020 • 6:58:16am
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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Apr 2, 2020 • 6:59:38am

CNN seems to think we are in the 4th wave of this outbreak.

I’m confused.

The Covid-19 pandemic is already in its third disruptive wave in the United States. First came a few cases on the West Coast, culminating in the tragic nursing-home outbreak in Washington state. Next, the ongoing health care calamity in New York City, where the shortage of diagnostic tests, protective equipment and ventilators has helped make the crisis almost unthinkably worse.

Then last week, other large American cities, including Detroit, New Orleans, Chicago and Atlanta, saw the giant wave crash over them. The endless stream of new, very sick patients. The lack of tests, masks, gowns and ventilators.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Apr 2, 2020 • 7:00:44am

re: #170 Belafon

One of the interesting items in that story about the creation of the FDA is that Teddy Roosevelt tried to take credit for the creation of the FDA even though he opposed it up until women showed up in large numbers to change his mind.

I didn’t know that about TR.

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Apr 2, 2020 • 7:01:08am

re: #138 Sir John Barron

1. It’s a hoax
2. It’s just like the flu
3. It’s Obama’s fault.
4. It’s Biden’s fault.
5. The death numbers are inflated.
6. There’s nobody at the hospitals, crisis is fake
7. The Impeachment got in his eyes
8. Democrats didn’t warn us either
9. Trump is doing great
10. Trump always took it seriously.
11. The stockpiles were depleted.
12. It’s only in NYC and CA.
13. Governors are blowing it, need to buy their own stuff.
14. Not Federal Government responsibility, not a shipping clerk.
15. Trump was just being positive
16. The models are wrong it’s all really not that bad.
17. We might have had 18 million dead like in H1N1 but Trump banned flights from China so we’re good.
18. Close the borders.
19. Trump inherited an obsolete system.
20. Testing drivethrus at Walgreens
21. My Pillow guy
22. At least Trump sent Rush an autograph of the stock market increase the day after his Walgreens dog and pony show so there’s that

The guy trades in excuses

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Decatur Deb  Apr 2, 2020 • 7:01:51am

re: #172 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

CNN seems to think we are in the 4th wave of this outbreak.

I’m confused.

So are they.

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Sir John Barron  Apr 2, 2020 • 7:02:52am

re: #174 I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)

The guy trades in excuses

#1282. The media overhyped it.
#190898. The media didn’t warn us.

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Apr 2, 2020 • 7:03:59am

re: #147 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

a lot. with our first-born, I had time (and patience) to hang out and twiddle my thumbs and wait while she learned to button her coat and tie her shoes on her own, by the time kids 2 - 4 came along, there was just not enough time in the day to wait for everyone…

So… exponential?

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Apr 2, 2020 • 7:04:30am

re: #176 Sir John Barron

#1282. The media overhyped it.
#190898. The media didn’t warn us.

#3667 It’s Biden’s fault
#5678 I didn’t want the pandemic team “sitting around.”

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Jay C  Apr 2, 2020 • 7:05:03am

re: #172 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

CNN seems to think we are in the 4th wave of this outbreak.

I’m confused.

SRSLY: so, apparently, are some reporters at CNN: Unless I’m mistaken*, there haven’t been “three” or four “waves” of COVID-19, but that we are just (still) in the middle of the first one: that the “wave” - at least in the US - is still building and is probably several weeks away from cresting. If we’re lucky.

* Always a possibility, even if remote… ///

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Apr 2, 2020 • 7:05:10am

re: #150 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The arguments I am hearing is that this is a “black swan” and “no leader could possibly do everything right”.

This is a dire situation, but it is not like we did not have a warning period.

and as for the rest…we have no leadership in this crisis.

These guys haven’t done *anything* right

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Dave In Austin  Apr 2, 2020 • 7:06:19am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 2, 2020 • 7:06:45am
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Apr 2, 2020 • 7:07:00am

re: #180 I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)

These guys haven’t done *anything* right

We’ve been devoid of presidential leadership the past three years and change. Completely.

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Dave In Austin  Apr 2, 2020 • 7:07:13am

The talent in NOLA is taking a big hit I’m afraid.

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Decatur Deb  Apr 2, 2020 • 7:07:21am

re: #181 Dave In Austin

Deserves a better parade than NOLA can muster.

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Apr 2, 2020 • 7:07:54am

re: #174 I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)

The guy trades in excuses

Truman: The buck stops here.
Trump: I don’t take responsibility at all.

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Apr 2, 2020 • 7:08:02am

re: #158 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Trump will get his wish. He will be in the history books because he will be remembered as an example of the reactionary response to Obama. Not as a builder. Not as a thinker. Not as an unifier. But as an egotistical asshole who put his own ego above the country’s interests in a pandemic.

Ignoble and ignominious

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Teukka  Apr 2, 2020 • 7:08:40am

Comic relief:

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Apr 2, 2020 • 7:08:46am

re: #187 I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)

Ignoble and ignominious

I just hope we all learn some shit from this.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Apr 2, 2020 • 7:09:22am

re: #186 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Truman: The buck stops here.
Trump: I don’t take responsibility at all.

Are there clips of Truman saying that? It would be a great ad for Team Biden to use.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 2, 2020 • 7:10:21am

yep

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Belafon  Apr 2, 2020 • 7:10:33am

re: #190 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Are there clips of Truman saying that? It would be a great ad for Team Biden to use.

They already did one timeline ad with him saying it. It would actually be pretty good putting his quote next to Truman’s.

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Jay C  Apr 2, 2020 • 7:11:25am

re: #190 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

re: #186 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Truman: The buck stops here.
Trump: I don’t take responsibility at all.

Are there clips of Truman saying that? It would be a great ad for Team Biden to use.

Not sure whether old Harry actually recited that as a quote: but it definitely WAS a sign he kept on the Presidential desk….

ETA: See # 192: sorry, never mind

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Apr 2, 2020 • 7:11:41am

re: #192 Belafon

They already did one timeline ad with him saying it. It would actually be pretty good putting his quote next to Truman’s.

Oh that’s great. Hadn’t heard that but yes that’s a good ideaa.

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jeffreyw  Apr 2, 2020 • 7:11:46am

re: #149 ckkatz

I just checked B&H, Adorama, NewEgg and BuyDig. And those are all out until at least the end of April. Newegg claims to have the Logitech 922 for $200 through ‘Corn Electronics’, close to twice the list price. But I did not click to see if it actually is in stock.

Maybe get a cheap laptop or smart phone and somehow connect and use that camera?

digitalcitizen.life

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 2, 2020 • 7:12:23am

ummmmm

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Teukka  Apr 2, 2020 • 7:14:00am

re: #191 Backwoods_Sleuth

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yep

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 2, 2020 • 7:14:12am
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danarchy  Apr 2, 2020 • 7:15:57am

re: #191 Backwoods_Sleuth

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yep

Never let a good crisis go to waste.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 2, 2020 • 7:16:38am
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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Apr 2, 2020 • 7:17:36am

re: #176 Sir John Barron

#1282. The media overhyped it.
#190898. The media didn’t warn us.

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Belafon  Apr 2, 2020 • 7:17:40am

re: #196 Backwoods_Sleuth

ummmmm

Welcome to pandemic response, small business edition.

In my training on mass dispersal of medicine in CERT, one of the things we were taught was that you really cannot worry at that moment about whether the person you just gave meds to was someone you’d already given it to before. It’s way more important to get the medicine out. My suggestion in the loan case is allow businesses to apply, and collect just enough information that the claims can be investigated when things calm down.

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Apr 2, 2020 • 7:19:01am

re: #178 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

#3667 It’s Biden’s fault
#5678 I didn’t want the pandemic team “sitting around.”

5678.. well muster the army the week before we invade. Plenty of time to train

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Belafon  Apr 2, 2020 • 7:22:50am

re: #203 I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)

5678.. well muster the army the week before we invade. Plenty of time to train

We’ll have plenty of time to get everyone together after we’re invaded.

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 2, 2020 • 7:23:05am

re: #126 sagehen

6.6 million unemployment claims THIS WEEK.

6.6 MILLION.

Holy shit.

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 2, 2020 • 7:24:48am

re: #132 ckkatz

Interesting chart. It argues that a Czech requirement for everybody to wear masks effectively and significantly reduced the rate or Covid-19 infection there:

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Living here as I do, I have to say, it seems to be working. It was the suggestion of Dr. Roman Prymula, the government’s chief epidemiologist.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 2, 2020 • 7:25:31am
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Belafon  Apr 2, 2020 • 7:25:50am

re: #196 Backwoods_Sleuth

ummmmm

I was going to say they should make the loan process something run through the federal and local governments, but then we’d see whites getting loans way easier than minorities.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 2, 2020 • 7:27:42am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 2, 2020 • 7:29:12am

re: #126 sagehen

6.6 million unemployment claims THIS WEEK.

6.6 MILLION.

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lizardofid  Apr 2, 2020 • 7:30:05am

re: #185 Decatur Deb

Deserves a better parade than NOLA can muster.

The idea of a virtual 2nd line just don’t move me.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 2, 2020 • 7:31:28am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 2, 2020 • 7:32:26am
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Apr 2, 2020 • 7:32:39am

re: #210 Backwoods_Sleuth

Lots of bad takes in this. Lots of people who I hope are rightfully seen as charlatans and bullshit people after this.

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Decatur Deb  Apr 2, 2020 • 7:32:55am

re: #211 lizardofid

The idea of a virtual 2nd line just don’t move me.

playingforchange.com

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Apr 2, 2020 • 7:33:08am

re: #213 Backwoods_Sleuth

Do we know what Trump was doing on 2/3? I’d love to see the tweets and if he had a rally.

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Dave In Austin  Apr 2, 2020 • 7:33:17am

re: #210 Backwoods_Sleuth

Mr. Slippers is an unmitigated human turd.

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lizardofid  Apr 2, 2020 • 7:34:37am

re: #211 lizardofid

The idea of a virtual 2nd line just don’t move me.

Having said that, if the family decides to put something together, I would like a link.

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wrenchwench  Apr 2, 2020 • 7:34:38am
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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Apr 2, 2020 • 7:38:45am

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Apr 2, 2020 • 7:41:07am

re: #220 I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)

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He doesn’t get any points from me for realizing this. Maybe if he actually listened to our IC people instead of being a fucking asshole who thinks he knows everything and needed constant rallies during his deserved impeachment along with FNC jerking him off constantly, we wouldn’t have lost so many people and about to lose more. He made this worse and I hope his final days are haunted by the people whose deaths he caused through his selfishness.

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Sir John Barron  Apr 2, 2020 • 7:43:40am

re: #213 Backwoods_Sleuth

Sounds like it’s time for another BENGHAZI hearing.

///

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Apr 2, 2020 • 7:44:10am

I’m no economist and no, I didn’t spend the night at a Holiday Inn Express, so the above tweet is just my two cents.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Apr 2, 2020 • 7:44:13am

re: #127 jeffreyw

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Good morning!

Here comes the new day… same as the old day.

Living in harmony
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Sir John Barron  Apr 2, 2020 • 7:44:58am

re: #210 Backwoods_Sleuth

Ah, but that’s assuming we kept the machines running and let sick people go out and….wait

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Belafon  Apr 2, 2020 • 7:45:45am

re: #216 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Do we know what Trump was doing on 2/3? I’d love to see the tweets and if he had a rally.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Apr 2, 2020 • 7:47:35am

re: #226 Belafon

Thanks. Fucking lazy disgrace he is.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Apr 2, 2020 • 7:48:46am

re: #132 ckkatz

Interesting chart. It argues that a Czech requirement for everybody to wear masks effectively and significantly reduced the rate or Covid-19 infection there:

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But other things aren’t equal — in particular, shelter in place.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 2, 2020 • 7:51:40am
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Dr Lizardo  Apr 2, 2020 • 7:51:47am

re: #228 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

But other things aren’t equal — in particular, shelter in place.

Here, we can go to the supermarket, pharmacy, bank (and oddly, the florists) and we can still go to work (work-from-home is being strongly encouraged) but that’s it. Pubs, cafes, cinemas, music halls, restaurants, libraries, etc., are all closed until at least the middle of May. And we have to wear a mask when we’re outside. The equivalent of a $500 fine if you don’t.

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makeitstop  Apr 2, 2020 • 7:52:25am

Gee, that’s too bad.

///

But seriously - you’ve got our ‘correspondents’ flouting the rules, refusing to leave the briefing room because you’re ‘a guest of Stephanie Grisham.’

This ain’t a fucking rock show with VIP access. Another data point proving that OANN is fucking amateur hour.

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Sir John Barron  Apr 2, 2020 • 7:52:58am

re: #231 makeitstop

Gee, that’s too bad.

///

But seriously - you’ve got our ‘correspondents’ flouting the rules, refusing to leave the briefing room because you’re ‘a guest of Stephanie Grisham.’

This ain’t a fucking rock show with VIP access. Another data point proving that OANN is fucking amateur hour.

Buh-bye. I said, buh-bye. Buh-bye now.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Apr 2, 2020 • 7:53:15am

re: #229 Backwoods_Sleuth

Republicans smugly talk about how they understand economics better than liberals. This is the third time in my life alone that we’re cleaning up a GOP made economic mess on the presidential level. Clinton had to clean up Reagan and HW Bush’s messes, Obama had to Bush’s, and now Biden’s likely going to get stuck doing the same for Trump. People better not get fucking amnesia.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 2, 2020 • 7:56:34am
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lawhawk  Apr 2, 2020 • 7:57:05am

re: #223 Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire

Trump’s an incompetent know nothing, and he thinks that the oil war is going to stop because he’s involved himself? Saudis have everyone over a barrel because they have the cheapest oil to produce, and they will keep pumping to bring revenue in. If they cut production, they lose. Everyone loses if they stop production, even though the supply is growing exponentially as the economy sputters to a halt thanks to Trump and his failure to aggressive act here in the US.

Oil prices will continue plummeting as demand wanes. There’s no way these countries will reduce their production, not when this is essentially their sole source for revenue.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 2, 2020 • 7:58:38am
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Dr Lizardo  Apr 2, 2020 • 7:59:36am

re: #235 lawhawk

I can’t recall the numbers, but I do believe Saudi Arabia’s break-even point is way lower than Russia’s.

If oil got down to $10/bbl, Russia would quickly find itself on the brink of economic armageddon.

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Apr 2, 2020 • 8:01:13am

re: #222 Sir John Barron

Sounds like it’s time for another BENGHAZI hearing.

///

today’s electoral-vote.com:

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) is not a one-trick pony. After starring in the “Impeachment of Donald Trump” show, he is back in the news again. He wants to create a commission to study why the country was unprepared for COVID-19. His model is the commissions that looked into Pearl Harbor and 9/11, so we can learn from the mistakes that were made.

Of course, Schiff already knows the answer: Donald Trump pooh-poohed the whole thing because he felt talking about it and taking action might hurt his reelection prospects. Mix in a bit of the Republican philosophy of “Government is not the solution; government is the problem” and it doesn’t take a blue-ribbon commission to figure out what happened.

But Schiff is not interested in getting the answer he already knows. He is interested in pointing out to the voters that Donald Trump is the problem. If the Senate has to agree to the commission, it won’t happen, but if the House creates it on its own, it could. It could be staffed with Democrats, plus some well-known never-Trump Republicans, plus Rep. Justin Amash (I-MI) to make it look bipartisan. But make no mistake. It is not about finding out the “elusive truth.” It is more about the old game of pinning the tail on the elephant. (V)

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Apr 2, 2020 • 8:01:18am

re: #162 steve_davis

even more striking: NINETY PERCENT of deaths are male.

Male death rate is striking, although Italy reports 70%. I’m not so sure about the age group figures, about 36% of the population is in that age group, I think, and it’s not unreasonable to think that they get out and interact with other people more.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Apr 2, 2020 • 8:01:50am

re: #237 Dr Lizardo

I can’t recall the numbers, but I do believe Saudi Arabia’s break-even point is way lower than Russia’s.

If oil got down to $10/bbl, Russia would quickly find itself on the brink of economic armageddon.

If economic trouble comes to Russia, I’m hoping that it makes Putin a scared man. I would not shed a tear if he got the Ceausescu ending after all the fucked up shit he’s done.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 2, 2020 • 8:02:09am
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Sir John Barron  Apr 2, 2020 • 8:02:37am

re: #238 I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)

today’s electoral-vote.com:

Who wrote this? The author seems butt-hurt.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Apr 2, 2020 • 8:03:01am

re: #238 I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)

today’s electoral-vote.com:

It definitely needs to happen. And we shouldn’t move on because Trump voters will be butthurt by the truth that they supported strongly a guy who at best was criminally negligent here.

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 2, 2020 • 8:03:04am

re: #240 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

If economic trouble comes to Russia, I’m hoping that it makes Putin a scared man. I would not shed a tear if he got the Ceausescu ending after all the fucked up shit he’s done.

I’d pretty sure “getting Ceausescued” is exactly what Putin’s most afraid of.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Apr 2, 2020 • 8:04:27am

re: #244 Dr Lizardo

I’d pretty sure “getting Ceausescued” is exactly what Putin’s most afraid of.

Good, I hope that little man is petrified. His fingerprints are everywhere. They’re in Brexit, in the rise of Bolsandaro in Brazil, here, and the other “populist” movements throughout the world that made authoritarianism acceptable.

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Apr 2, 2020 • 8:04:44am

re: #234 Backwoods_Sleuth

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YouTube

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 2, 2020 • 8:06:05am
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lawhawk  Apr 2, 2020 • 8:06:33am

re: #237 Dr Lizardo

I can’t recall the numbers, but I do believe Saudi Arabia’s break-even point is way lower than Russia’s.

If oil got down to $10/bbl, Russia would quickly find itself on the brink of economic armageddon.

I think Saudis breakeven was about $3 per barrel. It’s far lower than everywhere else. US shale is about $73 per barrel. Russia’s arctic costs are $120 per barrel, but $12 onshore (not counting transportation costs) Cost of production.

The Saudis have everyone over a barrel.

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Apr 2, 2020 • 8:07:20am

re: #242 Sir John Barron

Who wrote this? The author seems butt-hurt.

they are (mostly) objective most of the time
they admit that sometimes they get a tad bit snarky

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lawhawk  Apr 2, 2020 • 8:08:02am

Fucking Lakewood NJ residents need to straighten up and fly right. They’re going to get more people killed. A group of 50 attended a funeral there, despite state rules. A couple of those cited were there from NY too.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 2, 2020 • 8:09:48am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 2, 2020 • 8:10:44am

re: #240 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

If economic trouble comes to Russia, I’m hoping that it makes Putin a scared man. I would not shed a tear if he got the Ceausescu ending after all the fucked up shit he’s done.

he won’t - and if he is backed into a corner, he is more likely to create some other distraction involving the military

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lizardofid  Apr 2, 2020 • 8:10:49am

re: #248 lawhawk

I think Saudis breakeven was about $3 per barrel. It’s far lower than everywhere else. US shale is about $73 per barrel. Russia’s arctic costs are $120 per barrel, but $12 onshore (not counting transportation costs) Cost of production.

The Saudis have everyone over a barrel
.

Especially since his Royal Highness’ proxies in the US have Iran clamped down.

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Apr 2, 2020 • 8:11:21am

re: #235 lawhawk

Trump’s an incompetent know nothing, and he thinks that the oil war is going to stop because he’s involved himself? Saudis have everyone over a barrel because they have the cheapest oil to produce, and they will keep pumping to bring revenue in. If they cut production, they lose. Everyone loses if they stop production, even though the supply is growing exponentially as the economy sputters to a halt thanks to Trump and his failure to aggressive act here in the US.

Oil prices will continue plummeting as demand wanes. There’s no way these countries will reduce their production, not when this is essentially their sole source for revenue.

Yep. And tRump thinks that by signalling that OUR oil industry is in trouble and needing help, these Counties will REDUCE production? Correct me if I am wrong, but didn’t the Saudis do this to us back in the eighties (increase production, flood the market) to kill U.S. domestic production because we could buy oil from them cheaper than we could produce it ourselves?

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Jay C  Apr 2, 2020 • 8:11:28am

re: #240 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

If economic trouble comes to Russia, I’m hoping that it makes Putin a scared man. I would not shed a tear if he got the Ceausescu ending after all the fucked up shit he’s done.

Maybe: but more likely the Khrushchev scenario: a “regretful” “retirement” to a nice comfy dacha somewhere (Siberia comes to mind) with heaps of honors: but oddly unreliable Internet access….

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 2, 2020 • 8:11:52am
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Dr Lizardo  Apr 2, 2020 • 8:12:12am

re: #248 lawhawk

I think Saudis breakeven was about $3 per barrel. It’s far lower than everywhere else. US shale is about $73 per barrel. Russia’s arctic costs are $120 per barrel, but $12 onshore (not counting transportation costs) Cost of production.

The Saudis have everyone over a barrel.

😮

Damn. Yeah, they have the world over a barrel - and no one can do shit about it. Even if oil got down to $6/bbl, they’d still be making money. Meanwhile, the Russians would probably start eating each other.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Apr 2, 2020 • 8:12:15am

re: #252 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

he won’t - and if he is backed into a corner, he is more likely to create some other distraction involving the military

You never know. The Russian people took care of one czar. Maybe this czar will find himself scared shitless if it’s something he can’t control. Putin is and has never been 100% invincible in Russia.

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Florida Panhandler  Apr 2, 2020 • 8:12:21am

re: #231 makeitstop

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Gee, that’s too bad.

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But seriously - you’ve got our ‘correspondents’ flouting the rules, refusing to leave the briefing room because you’re ‘a guest of Stephanie Grisham.’

This ain’t a fucking rock show with VIP access. Another data point proving that OANN is fucking amateur hour.

T

The only way to define OANN is an Anti-social cult with malignant intent for humanity. Their American-White-Nationalist propaganda defines their agenda and their disregard and contempt for society and the world in general defines each member of this organization personally.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Apr 2, 2020 • 8:12:51am

re: #255 Jay C

Maybe: but more likely the Krushchev scenario: a “regretful” “retirement” to a nice comfy dacha somewhere (Siberia comes to mind) with heaps of honors: but oddly unreliable Internet access….

That’s fine with me too.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 2, 2020 • 8:13:23am
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Apr 2, 2020 • 8:14:30am

re: #261 Backwoods_Sleuth

That committee is what made Truman a more well known figure. Clyburn is an excellent choice.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 2, 2020 • 8:15:27am

re: #258 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

You never know. The Russian people took care of one czar. Maybe this czar will find himself scared shitless if it’s something he can’t control. Putin is and has never been 100% invincible in Russia.

not invincible, but I believe he still has a firm grip on power

I do not see him being overthrown, at best shunted from office.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 2, 2020 • 8:15:43am
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Sir John Barron  Apr 2, 2020 • 8:16:29am

re: #259 Florida Panhandler

T

The only way to define OANN is an Anti-social cult with malignant intent for humanity. Their American-White-Nationalist propaganda defines their agenda and their disregard and contempt for society and the world in general defines each member of this organization personally.

I wonder who funds OANN anyway?

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Sir John Barron  Apr 2, 2020 • 8:17:38am

re: #251 Backwoods_Sleuth

And she’s saying this….today?

Another hack that Pence foisted on us.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 2, 2020 • 8:17:58am
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Belafon  Apr 2, 2020 • 8:20:30am

re: #242 Sir John Barron

Who wrote this? The author seems butt-hurt.

It did seem a little like that. But we’re not going to change the voters’ perception if we don’t have someone out saying “Yes, Trump messed up his response. More lives could have been saved if he’d acted sooner.”

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Apr 2, 2020 • 8:20:59am

re: #230 Dr Lizardo

Here, we can go to the supermarket, pharmacy, bank (and oddly, the florists) and we can still go to work (work-from-home is being strongly encouraged) but that’s it. Pubs, cafes, cinemas, music halls, restaurants, libraries, etc., are all closed until at least the middle of May. And we have to wear a mask when we’re outside. The equivalent of a $500 fine if you don’t.

And when Czech Republic had those rules in place, large swaths of the US still had nothing, which is why I say the usefulness of masks is not established by that comparison.

That said, people are moving toward the idea that face coverings should be worn when we’re out in public. I’ve brought out a nice scarf to wear in wild west holdup style when I shop — not while walking, I’m not within 10 feet of anyone when I do that.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 2, 2020 • 8:22:21am

re: #265 Sir John Barron

I wonder who funds OANN anyway?

This asshole:

Robert Herring is a California businessman who founded Herring Networks, Inc. that launched Wealth TV now known as AWE TV Network. He also owns the One America News Network.[1][2]

He was born in Rayville, Louisiana the son of a share-cropper. The family moved to California in 1948. After his father died, he dropped out of high school at age 14 and worked to support family. In 1964 he founded a small chain of pet shops in Los Angeles County. In 1972 he founded Industrial Circuits that he sold to Toppan Printing in 1988. He was the founder and owner of Herco Technology before selling the company in 2000 to Teradyne, Inc.

In March 2005, Herring offered $1 million to Terri Schiavo’s husband Michael Schiavo to release all guardianship rights to her parents so that they could keep her alive on a feeding tube.[3] He currently lives in the San Diego area.

en.wikipedia.org

The motherfather makes Rupert Murdoch look like I F Stone…

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Sir John Barron  Apr 2, 2020 • 8:22:28am

re: #268 Belafon

It did seem a little like that. But we’re not going to change the voters’ perception if we don’t have someone out saying “Yes, Trump messed up his response. More lives could have been saved if he’d acted sooner.”

Right, yeah I’m in favor of the commission. Just the author of this piece is whining that’s it’s just a blame game, etc.

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danarchy  Apr 2, 2020 • 8:22:30am

re: #231 makeitstop

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Gee, that’s too bad.

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But seriously - you’ve got our ‘correspondents’ flouting the rules, refusing to leave the briefing room because you’re ‘a guest of Stephanie Grisham.’

This ain’t a fucking rock show with VIP access. Another data point proving that OANN is fucking amateur hour.

So my question is what force does this have? If they were already flouting the rules can the WHCA have them removed from the room? Wouldn’t that be the White House’s call? Fat chance Donnie will have them removed.

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Apr 2, 2020 • 8:22:39am

re: #235 lawhawk

Trump’s an incompetent know nothing, and he thinks that the oil war is going to stop because he’s involved himself? Saudis have everyone over a barrel because they have the cheapest oil to produce, and they will keep pumping to bring revenue in. If they cut production, they lose. Everyone loses if they stop production, even though the supply is growing exponentially as the economy sputters to a halt thanks to Trump and his failure to aggressive act here in the US.

Oil prices will continue plummeting as demand wanes. There’s no way these countries will reduce their production, not when this is essentially their sole source for revenue.

I think this has as much to do with their disagreement with Russia as with lower demand.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Apr 2, 2020 • 8:24:23am

re: #231 makeitstop

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Gee, that’s too bad.

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But seriously - you’ve got our ‘correspondents’ flouting the rules, refusing to leave the briefing room because you’re ‘a guest of Stephanie Grisham.’

This ain’t a fucking rock show with VIP access. Another data point proving that OANN is fucking amateur hour.

They’ll be back. Trump will override the decision.

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sagehen  Apr 2, 2020 • 8:24:46am

re: #239 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

Male death rate is striking, although Italy reports 70%. I’m not so sure about the age group figures, about 36% of the population is in that age group, I think, and it’s not unreasonable to think that they get out and interact with other people more.

Plus woman are more likely to wash their hands frequently, use their Clorox or Lysol wipes, etc.

ETA: and women who wear a lot of makeup have years of training about not touching their face.

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Belafon  Apr 2, 2020 • 8:26:15am

re: #264 Backwoods_Sleuth

I think any prior president, even if they’d opposed the ACA’s establishment, would have opened up enrollment. This is another thing that would be normal under any other president but we have to legislate it into affect with Trump.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Apr 2, 2020 • 8:27:06am

re: #272 danarchy

So my question is what force does this have? If they were already flouting the rules can the WHCA have them removed from the room? Wouldn’t that be the White House’s call? Fat chance Donnie will have them removed.

I’m curious what the WHCA does when OANN flouts it. Write a sternly written letter?

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Apr 2, 2020 • 8:27:12am

Lre: #256 Backwoods_Sleuth

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He didn’t care.

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The Pie Overlord!  Apr 2, 2020 • 8:28:53am

re: #274 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

They’ll be back. Trump will override the decision.

Trump will allow them into the briefing room EVERY DAY, replacing other reporters who he thinks are “unfair” to him.

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sagehen  Apr 2, 2020 • 8:29:19am

re: #248 lawhawk

The Saudis have everyone over a barrel.

I see what you did there…

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Apr 2, 2020 • 8:30:06am

re: #276 Belafon

I think any prior president human being, even if they’d opposed the ACA’s establishment, would have opened up enrollment. This is another thing that would be normal under any other president human being but we have to legislate it into affect with Trump (a sociopath).

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Apr 2, 2020 • 8:30:37am

re: #280 sagehen

I see what you did there…

i was waiting for someone to….

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 2, 2020 • 8:30:59am

re: #276 Belafon

I think any prior president, even if they’d opposed the ACA’s establishment, would have opened up enrollment. This is another thing that would be normal under any other president but we have to legislate it into affect with Trump.

but he knows he has the GOP’s full backing in doing so

so fuck ‘em all

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Apr 2, 2020 • 8:32:38am

re: #275 sagehen

Plus woman are more likely to wash their hands frequently, use their Clorox or Lysol wipes, etc.

ETA: and women who wear a lot of makeup have years of training about not touching their face.

That should affect the infection rate, not the death rate.

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Eventual Carrion  Apr 2, 2020 • 8:36:43am

re: #14 teleskiguy

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Guess we need to broadcast this info much louder so some of these people can hear it while their heads are up their asses.

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lawhawk  Apr 2, 2020 • 8:40:17am

re: #275 sagehen

Plus woman are more likely to wash their hands frequently, use their Clorox or Lysol wipes, etc.

ETA: and women who wear a lot of makeup have years of training about not touching their face.

Men are all worthless and weak? /half but not quite?

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Michele: Out of the closet, Into the fire  Apr 2, 2020 • 8:40:47am

re: #275 sagehen

Plus woman are more likely to wash their hands frequently, use their Clorox or Lysol wipes, etc.

ETA: and women who wear a lot of makeup have years of training about not touching their face.

Heh. Took me about a month to learn NOT to rub my eyes as it kept smearing my eye shadow.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 2, 2020 • 8:41:11am

Great, if aggravating, article on Buzzfeed:

This pandemic is NOT your vacation

“Wealth is the vector.” That’s what sociologist Tressie McMillan Cottom tweeted last week, in reference to the spread of COVID-19 across both the globe and the United States. Wealth is not the cause of every concentrated outbreak dotting the United States. But it’s the common denominator of so much of its spread outside of major urban areas. It’s the reason why so many of the coronavirus hot spots in the Mountain West — Sun Valley, Idaho; Gunnison County, Colorado; Summit County, Utah; Gallatin County, Montana — overlap with winter playgrounds for the wealthy. The virus travels via people, and the people who travel the most, both domestically and internationally, are rich people.

A party in the tony bedroom community of Westport, Connecticut, all the way back on March 5, became what one epidemiologist referred to as a “super-spreading event,” with infected attendees dispersing throughout Connecticut and New England, and one party-goer falling ill on a plane ride back to South Africa. In Idaho’s Blaine County, home to Sun Valley, more than half of the residential properties are second homes or rental properties, and more than 30,000 people fly into the regional airport during ski season alone. As of March 31, 187 people in the county of 22,000 have tested positive, including local emergency room physician Brent Russell. Two people have died. The town’s small hospital has two ICU beds and a single ventilator.

“People come here from all over the world,” Russell told the Idaho Statesman. “Especially this time of year. When I’m in the ER, I get people from New York, Washington D.C., San Francisco, Seattle. Every week there’s people from those places. Most likely someone from an urban area or multiple people from urban areas came here and they just set it off.”

All over the United States, people are fleeing urban areas with high infection rates for the perceived safety and natural beauty of rural areas. Some of them own second homes in those areas; others are paying upwards of $10,000 a month, depending on the area, for temporary housing. The common denominator among those populations is, again, wealth — either their own or their families’. They can flee the city because their jobs can be done remotely, or they don’t work at all. They either had a vacation house already, or they can afford to fork over what amounts to a second rent, or second mortgage.

I strongly recommend reading the whole thing but suffice to say I really, REALLY hate rich entitled people who think the rules don’t apply to them.

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 2, 2020 • 8:41:41am
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Decatur Deb  Apr 2, 2020 • 8:42:14am

A map of where people did and didn’t observe travel restrictions. (Alt: A map of where people will be alive when this is over.)

nytimes.com

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Khal Wimpo (not drinking damn fish tank cleaner)  Apr 2, 2020 • 8:44:05am

Hasn’t been completely confirmed yet, but it appears that the Los Angeles train engineer who deliberately derailed in a Looney Tunes attempt to ram his train into the hospital ship that was ACROSS THE CHANNEL …

Was a “Topmind” in the QAnon cult

Makes as much sense as anything else they say …
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makeitstop  Apr 2, 2020 • 8:44:17am

The man is utterly incapable of telling the truth. About anything.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 2, 2020 • 8:46:14am

yes, the hospital ship is to take non COVID patients to free up hospital capacity

and then they will simply stuff everyone into the boilers and load more…

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garzooma  Apr 2, 2020 • 8:47:43am

re: #290 Decatur Deb

A map of where people did and didn’t observe travel restrictions. (Alt: A map of where people will be alive when this is over.)

nytimes.com

“It will absolutely save lives. But in order to really have a big effect with social-distancing measures, you would have had to move it back in time.”

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Omar Comin’ Yo  Apr 2, 2020 • 8:48:37am

re: #292 makeitstop

I wonder what courageous reporter will repeat this question until Trump answers it. Today.
Yeah.
Good one.
No I don’t.
On one will.

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Apr 2, 2020 • 8:49:35am

re: #292 makeitstop

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The man is utterly incapable of telling the truth. About anything.

accepting that makes things much easier

hell, he even lies about his lies. when confronted with video.

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Apr 2, 2020 • 8:50:33am

re: #293 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

yes, the hospital ship is to take non COVID patients to free up hospital capacity

and then they will simply stuff everyone into the boilers and load more…

‘the ship…is run by people

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Decatur Deb  Apr 2, 2020 • 8:50:34am

re: #294 garzooma

At this point we are just writing the history of this event, not the instructions for its fix.

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Khal Wimpo (not drinking damn fish tank cleaner)  Apr 2, 2020 • 8:52:36am

Anyone else want to take a dive into the QAnon sewers or Free Republic to see what they’re saying about the hospital ship?

Anyone? I did it a while back and it still haunts me …

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Apr 2, 2020 • 8:54:16am

re: #289 Patricia Kayden

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Average age of fatalities was 80 in Italy, last I checked.

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Eventual Carrion  Apr 2, 2020 • 8:54:26am

re: #27 danarchy

Anyone know what Cheddar is? I just noticed it is a new news channel on my fios lineup. Wondering if it is worth checking out? Interview with Scaramucci right now

Some cheesy outfit

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A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!  Apr 2, 2020 • 8:56:01am

re: #292 makeitstop

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The man is utterly incapable of telling the truth. About anything.

Between DT and Putin, which do you believe?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 2, 2020 • 8:56:22am

re: #299 Khal Wimpo (not drinking damn fish tank cleaner)

Anyone else want to take a dive into the QAnon sewers or Free Republic to see what they’re saying about the hospital ship?

Anyone? I did it a while back and it still haunts me …

I don’t have to since brainwashed Q-Asshole relatives continually post the latest ‘breadcrumbs” and yes they believe the Navy ships are taking naughty Democrats to Gitmo…

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Khal Wimpo (not drinking damn fish tank cleaner)  Apr 2, 2020 • 8:57:57am

re: #297 I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)

‘the ship…is run by people

If we could only spread the rumor on QAnon channels that the ship is there to SAVE THE RIGHTEOUS and that this is their LAST CHANCE to join the Great Awakening … and then it sailed away, chock-full of QAnons, headed for a seekrit island paradise where clones of Trump will rule in a benevolent paradise, and oh the libs will cry tears and wail & gnash their teeth …

Basically, invoke plan Marching Morons
(the solution to Idiocracy - available for free online!)

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 2, 2020 • 9:00:57am

re: #300 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

Average age of fatalities was 80 in Italy, last I checked.

That seems plausible to me. They have one of the oldest skewing populations in the world.

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Dr Lizardo  Apr 2, 2020 • 9:02:39am

re: #305 Eclectic Cyborg

That seems plausible to me. They have one of the oldest skewing populations in the world.

Just behind Japan, IIRC.

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plansbandc  Apr 2, 2020 • 9:02:54am

Moving, but heartbreaking…

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makeitstop  Apr 2, 2020 • 9:05:20am

re: #302 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

Between DT and Putin, which do you believe?

It’s a flat-footed tie for ‘nope.’

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lawhawk  Apr 2, 2020 • 9:05:53am

re: #293 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

yes, the hospital ship is to take non COVID patients to free up hospital capacity

and then they will simply stuff everyone into the boilers and load more…

NYC hospitals are having to treat all patients as though they’re covid19 positive because unrelated cases are coming in and later present with covid19 too.

For instance, someone comes in with an injury, and then starts showing cough and fever.

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 2, 2020 • 9:08:44am

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steve_davis  Apr 2, 2020 • 9:13:41am

re: #264 Backwoods_Sleuth

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i don’t understand this. you cannot get insurance through aca if you are unemployed. you can get medicaid, but many states didn’t expand medicaid, so that won’t help lots of folks.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Apr 2, 2020 • 9:15:03am

re: #259 Florida Panhandler

T

The only way to define OANN is an Anti-social cult with malignant intent for humanity. Their American-White-Nationalist propaganda defines their agenda and their disregard and contempt for society and the world in general defines each member of this organization personally.

Who has a cable need presence in places like Lansing, MI… The State Capitol of Michigan.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 2, 2020 • 9:17:36am

re: #311 steve_davis

i don’t understand this. you cannot get insurance through aca if you are unemployed. you can get medicaid, but many states didn’t expand medicaid, so that won’t help lots of folks.

Republicans want the disadvantaged to die. The Gospel of Ayn Rand demands that only the strong survive…and the weak must be culled…

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Apr 2, 2020 • 9:20:29am

Trump has one upped Dubya. He merely presided over the worst economic collapse since the Great Depression. Trump has achieved the worst economic collapse ever! And once again, a Democrat will have to clean up the mess.

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lawhawk  Apr 2, 2020 • 9:20:52am

FUCK Trump with a rusty pitchfork sideways. And that goes double for all the fucking GOPers.

Grim new guidance for EMTs in NYC: don’t bring cardiac arrest patients to hospitals overwhelmed by coronavirus.

Under new guidance given to EMS workers, cardiac arrest patients who cannot be saved in the field are to be declared dead and not brought to hospitals.

LISTEN LIVE: 1010 WINS’ 24/7 coverage of the coronavirus outbreak

The dire edict comes as emergency rooms and intensive care units are overwhelmed with critically ill coronavirus patients.

The Regional Emergency Medical Services Council of New York issued the new guidance; it applies to the five boroughs and Long Island.

Instead of being brought to hospitals for further revival attempts, as it used to be, patients are to be pronounced dead at the scene, according to the directive.

The guidance is part of an effort to focus on patients who are most likely to survive.

These deaths are directly attributable to covid19. Care across the board is suffering and the lack of resources means that more people will die of ailments that would otherwise be survivable.

Fuckers like Brit Hume are worried that the death toll was being inflated because of covid19 being labeled as a cause of death even if the person is asymptomatic.

Hope Hume or any of the other Fox crowd doesn’t get a heart attack and need 911 services in NYC, because they’ll show up to pronounce them DOA to focus on those who could survive.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Apr 2, 2020 • 9:22:06am

Lre: #307 plansbandc

Moving, but heartbreaking…

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re: #314 NO SMOCKING GUN!

Trump has one upped Dubya. He merely presided over the worst economic collapse since the Great Depression. Trump has achieved the worst economic collapse ever! And once again, a Democrat will have to clean up the mess.

Voters better not get amnesia again. We’re not going to clean this up in a Congressional session or a presidential term. We also have to be aware that this is a new world. We need to lead but we need to listen too.

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steve_davis  Apr 2, 2020 • 9:22:45am

re: #284 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

That should affect the infection rate, not the death rate.

It makes me wonder if there could be something even more basic going on. Men do indeed smoke more, so does that mean that the act of constantly touching your lips with the paper filter, which are covered with whatever your hands have touched, causes men to get an enormous load of the virus all at once, whereas perhaps women are being exposed to smaller loads, so that the virus doesn’t get a jump start? I mean, it might explain why NC specifically is running into that kind of a disparity, if it isn’t also reflected elsewhere to that degree.

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Belafon  Apr 2, 2020 • 9:22:47am

re: #313 Joe Bacon 🌹

Republicans want the disadvantaged to die. The Gospel of Ayn Rand demands that only the strong survive…and the weak must be culled…

That’s only because you’re looking at it objectively. You need to look at it Objectively (tm). That way your selfishness will cure you, and by not caring about other people, you won’t get sick from them either.

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jaunte  Apr 2, 2020 • 9:24:36am

Oh joy.

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jaunte  Apr 2, 2020 • 9:27:03am
“…In a letter submitted to the EPA last week, environmental groups demanded to know why polluting facilities are now excused from complying with environmental regulations, even as their operations continue relatively unfettered. “What is the basis for presuming that the pandemic means companies can no longer comply with environmental rules while they continue to operate and process all other forms of corporate ‘paperwork’?” the memo asked.”

If Trump was an agent for a national enemy intent on damaging our country would he be acting differently?

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Apr 2, 2020 • 9:27:58am

re: #319 jaunte

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Oh joy.

Yeah but environmental regulations are bad.//

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 2, 2020 • 9:28:02am

re: #320 jaunte

If Trump was an agent for a national enemy intent on damaging our country would he be acting differently?

No. He IS carrying out Putin’s orders to destroy the United States.

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jaunte  Apr 2, 2020 • 9:28:06am
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dell*nix  Apr 2, 2020 • 9:28:39am

re: #319 jaunte

I live up near I45 and Little York. Al least the air here is not quite as bad as near all the refineries.

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Charles Johnson  Apr 2, 2020 • 9:30:11am
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gocart mozart  Apr 2, 2020 • 9:32:53am
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jaunte  Apr 2, 2020 • 9:33:52am
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 2, 2020 • 9:34:44am

re: #327 jaunte

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I see this is another crooked deal set up by the Lord Privvy STEAL!

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BeachDem  Apr 2, 2020 • 9:35:10am

re: #227 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Thanks. Fucking lazy disgrace he is.

Per Daniel Dale, the only thing on the fat fuck’s schedule for 2/3 was lunch with the creepy fuck, Pence.

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jaunte  Apr 2, 2020 • 9:35:30am

re: #328 Joe Bacon 🌹

He’ll steal the privies if they’re not welded to the deck.

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Yeah Sure WhatEVs  Apr 2, 2020 • 9:35:45am

re: #325 Charles Johnson

While I get what you’re saying, if Biden can use some diplomacy on trump to protect all of us, I’m all in. People are dying, shitty decisions are being made, I’m happy to take any improvement from anywhere.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Apr 2, 2020 • 9:36:11am

re: #329 BeachDem

Per Daniel Dale, the only thing on the fat fuck’s schedule for 2/3 was lunch with the creepy fuck, Pence.

Mmmm hamburders.//

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Renaissance_Man  Apr 2, 2020 • 9:38:22am

re: #316 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

L

Voters better not get amnesia again. We’re not going to clean this up in a Congressional session or a presidential term. We also have to be aware that this is a new world. We need to lead but we need to listen too.

Voters will remember exactly what their national media tells them to. You cannot fix the problems with America without fixing its media culture.

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Belafon  Apr 2, 2020 • 9:39:31am

re: #325 Charles Johnson

I think getting out there that people’s one possibility of getting health insurance right now is being blocked and possibly destroyed by the GOP is a good thing.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 2, 2020 • 9:40:11am

re: #333 Renaissance_Man

Voters will remember exactly what their national media tells them to. You cannot fix the problems with America without fixing its media culture.

I think they’ll also remember which of their family and friends aren’t alive to vote come November.

I say no mercy. Hit the GOP HARD. They OWN THIS. Tie it around their neck like the giant fucking Albatross it is.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Apr 2, 2020 • 9:40:31am

Trump ignoring Blue states with the new Abbot quick test (waPo)

As Abbott Laboratories began shipping its new rapid-response tests across the country Wednesday, a new flash point emerged in the nation’s handling of the pandemic: where to deploy the covid-19 diagnostics that could be one of the most effective tools in combating the outbreak.

Some White House officials want to ship many of the tests, which were approved Friday and can deliver results in five to 13 minutes, to areas where there are fewer cases, such as rural states and parts of the South. But officials in hard-hit areas and some public health experts favor directing them to the outbreak’s current hotspots, arguing that delays in test readings have sidelined many first responders and health-care workers and made it harder to isolate the most contagious patients.

During a Tuesday meeting of the White House coronavirus task force in the Situation Room, Vice President Pence and other officials discussed diverting new tests to areas where there are relatively few cases, according to two individuals familiar with the matter who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe internal deliberations.

They said the administration needs “to figure out the spread in places where we don’t quite understand it now,” according to one of the individuals present. The final consensus seemed to be, “Let’s send it to the South and low density areas.”

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Apr 2, 2020 • 9:40:57am

re: #54 Targetpractice

“I fought in the Great Corona War of 2020. I was in the trenches the whole time, my trusty N95 mask on as I sanitized every surface within an inch of its life. Why, I remember the time I nearly died telling a guest that we had no coffee! You don’t know terror until you’ve seen a caffeine addict go cold turkey. The horror…the horror…”

Fortunately we always had coffee in Vietnam, also marijuana, and nearly always beer. Never enough ice cream though.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 2, 2020 • 9:42:23am

re: #311 steve_davis

i don’t understand this. you cannot get insurance through aca if you are unemployed. you can get medicaid, but many states didn’t expand medicaid, so that won’t help lots of folks.

GOP plan working

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Jay C  Apr 2, 2020 • 9:43:32am

re: #325 Charles Johnson

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I quite agree with your sentiments, but I also think Biden is doing the right thing here: he’s sounding competent and “statesmanlike” by making clear suggestions and trying to turn the discussion towards practical policy: and the more it contrasts with Trump’s lying, flailing and blathering, the better.

I’m sure Joe’s personal opinion of Our Esteemed Chief Executive (///) is probably lower than a star-nosed mole’s navel, but at this point (still far from the conventions, still less the election) keeping the discussion “elevated” is still (IMO) the best strategy.

And besides, the root of the problem isn’t Joe Biden “normalizing” Trump’s Presidency, it’s the “Mainstream Media” doing so….

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Apr 2, 2020 • 9:48:42am

re: #339 Jay C

I quite agree with your sentiments, but I also think Biden is doing the right thing here: he’s sounding competent and “statesmanlike” by making clear suggestions and trying to turn the discussion towards practical policy: and the more it contrasts with Trump’s lying, flailing and blathering, the better.

I’m sure Joe’s personal opinion of Our Esteemed Chief Executive (///) is probably lower than a star-nosed mole’s navel, but at this point (still far from the conventions, still less the election) keeping the discussion “elevated” is still (IMO) the best strategy.

And besides, the root of the problem isn’t Joe Biden “normalizing” Trump’s Presidency, it’s the “Mainstream Media” doing so….

Look at the ads too. They are hitting hard against Trump using his own words too.

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Renaissance_Man  Apr 2, 2020 • 9:48:52am

re: #335 Eclectic Cyborg

I think they’ll also remember which of their family and friends aren’t alive to vote come November.

Unfortunately, I think not. I think if their media tells them Joe Biden personally killed their family members, the NYT will run a series of pieces asking questions about Biden’s involvement in pandemic preparation, and pundits on CNN will muse as to whether Biden’s dementia was apparent in 2007 when he emptied the federal stockpile of PPE, or whether it was malicious planning to make Trump look bad. And Americans will believe what they are told.

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CleverToad  Apr 2, 2020 • 9:49:09am

Newsflash:
I have been informed via a Safeway ad that there exists a brand of premium organic green tea toilet paper called Monkeylips.

Monkeylips.

That is all. I now return you to your regularly scheduled bunker programming.

(now going back two or three threads or so to catch up with the last 12 hours or so…)

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 2, 2020 • 9:51:04am

re: #341 Renaissance_Man

Unfortunately, I think not. I think if their media tells them Joe Biden personally killed their family members, the NYT will run a series of pieces asking questions about Biden’s involvement in pandemic preparation, and pundits on CNN will muse as to whether Biden’s dementia was apparent in 2007 when he emptied the federal stockpile of PPE, or whether it was malicious planning to make Trump look bad. And Americans will believe what they are told.

yes, the magic balance fairy will be really throwing her weight about when it comes to establishing who is responsible for all those dead Americans…

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 2, 2020 • 9:51:14am

re: #342 CleverToad

I wonder how they came up with name?

Wait…no. No, I don’t think I really want to know.

/

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Apr 2, 2020 • 9:52:39am

I like and respect HRC but we underestimated the animosity to her built up over years. Biden really doesn’t have that.

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Charles Johnson  Apr 2, 2020 • 9:53:17am
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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Apr 2, 2020 • 9:54:12am

re: #346 Charles Johnson

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I want that asshole on trial.

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Belafon  Apr 2, 2020 • 9:54:42am

re: #341 Renaissance_Man

Unfortunately, I think not. I think if their media tells them Joe Biden personally killed their family members, the NYT will run a series of pieces asking questions about Biden’s involvement in pandemic preparation, and pundits on CNN will muse as to whether Biden’s dementia was apparent in 2007 when he emptied the federal stockpile of PPE, or whether it was malicious planning to make Trump look bad. And Americans will believe what they are told.

I see we’re back at forgetting how 2018 went.

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Belafon  Apr 2, 2020 • 9:55:08am

re: #346 Charles Johnson

“But I’m so successful that I got to mary Donald’s daughter.”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 2, 2020 • 9:55:34am

re: #311 steve_davis

i don’t understand this. you cannot get insurance through aca if you are unemployed. you can get medicaid, but many states didn’t expand medicaid, so that won’t help lots of folks.

you can if you had insurance when you were employed

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BeachDem  Apr 2, 2020 • 9:55:36am

re: #284 A hollow Gandalfian voice says, VOTE, you fools!

That should affect the infection rate, not the death rate.


The coronavirus is killing far more men than women

…But there are also underlying biological differences between men and women that may make covid-19 worse in men, several researchers pointed out. Years of research have found that women generally have stronger immune systems than men and are better able to fend off infections. The X chromosome contains a large number of immune-related genes, and because women have two of them, they gain an advantage in fighting disease, according to a recent study in the journal Human Genomics. Studies have also found that estrogen was protective in female mice infected with the virus that caused the 2003 SARs outbreak. During that epidemic, men had a much higher case fatality rate than women.

washingtonpost.com

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Apr 2, 2020 • 9:57:29am

re: #348 Belafon

I see we’re back at forgetting how 2018 went.

I certainly haven’t. I wish people would realize that not all election cycles are created equal. Even saw a poll today that had Biden up in Wisconsin. And Wisconsin looks like the Obama-Trump state most likely to stay with Trump.

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makeitstop  Apr 2, 2020 • 10:00:12am

And out here where we live

The number of new cases of the new coronavirus in Nassau and Suffolk counties is “troubling,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday.

Cuomo led his daily coronavirus news briefing by reporting 1,033 new cases overnight in Nassau County, which now has 10,587 positive cases. Suffolk County had 1,141 new cases overnight, bringing the total to 8,746, Cuomo said.

Long Island has 21 percent of the state’s cases as of Thursday morning.

Fuck

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makeitstop  Apr 2, 2020 • 10:02:40am

Oh, that talking point about how Trump really did a good job by ‘cutting off flights from China?’

Also bullshit.

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sagehen  Apr 2, 2020 • 10:04:17am

re: #336 Eric The Fruit Bat

Trump ignoring Blue states with the new Abbot quick test (waPo)

So Trump states get the tests; and the ventilators; and the PPEs.

Because their governors are “doing the right thing” (i.e., praising the guy who decides who lives and dies).

And then Red State Govs and pundits will tell us again how their president Did Everything That Could Be Done, and the rest of us are just whiners who refuse to take personal responsibility.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Apr 2, 2020 • 10:04:29am

re: #354 makeitstop

Oh, that talking point about how Trump really did a good job by ‘cutting off flights from China?’

Also bullshit.

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And Biden did not call banning travel from China xenophobic. He called blaming Chinese people for Covid that but that doesn’t jibe with right wing reality that also ignores that It was Trump not his media critics praising Xi.

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Apr 2, 2020 • 10:05:19am

re: #339 Jay C

I quite agree with your sentiments, but I also think Biden is doing the right thing here: he’s sounding competent and “statesmanlike” by making clear suggestions and trying to turn the discussion towards practical policy: and the more it contrasts with Trump’s lying, flailing and blathering, the better.

I’m sure Joe’s personal opinion of Our Esteemed Chief Executive (///) is probably lower than a star-nosed mole’s navel, but at this point (still far from the conventions, still less the election) keeping the discussion “elevated” is still (IMO) the best strategy.

And besides, the root of the problem isn’t Joe Biden “normalizing” Trump’s Presidency, it’s the “Mainstream Media” doing so….

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Apr 2, 2020 • 10:05:34am

re: #355 sagehen

So Trump states get the tests; and the ventilators; and the PPEs.

Because their governors are “doing the right thing” (i.e., praising the guy who decides who lives and dies).

And then Red State Govs and pundits will tell us again how their president Did Everything That Could Be Done, and the rest of us are just whiners who refuse to take personal responsibility.

I’m really tired of red state arrogance. The open contempt for the blue states and our citizens.

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Apr 2, 2020 • 10:08:26am

if everyone thinks you called it a hoax multiple times

and you’re trying to pretzel spin that you didn’t say it, or if you did, you didn’t mean that

maybe the problem is: you

- your history of using the word hoax over and over
- your history of changing your story in the face of video of you saying just the opposite

- your history of outright lying

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retired cynic  Apr 2, 2020 • 10:08:27am

Got an email from Sen. Chris Murphy about Read to Grow, soliciting donations to send books to kids in families that can’t afford them. I sent a few pennies along.

Argh. I can’t send the link. It has my info in it. Google: readtogrow.org

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retired cynic  Apr 2, 2020 • 10:09:11am

And a smile. Someone who knows me sent this along.

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The Pie Overlord!  Apr 2, 2020 • 10:10:16am

I was cleaning out the pantry and found all these boxes of different shaped pasta that had just a little bit left at the bottom.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 2, 2020 • 10:10:32am

re: #347 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I want that asshole on trial.

Agreed. Multiple times, if possible.

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Barefoot Grin  Apr 2, 2020 • 10:10:55am

re: #322 Joe Bacon 🌹

No. He IS carrying out Putin’s orders to destroy the United States.

Overlaps with the fever dreams of some in the American evangelical community:

nytimes.com

Shamain Webster, who lives in the suburbs outside of Dallas, has seen the signs of a coming apocalypse for a while now, just as the Bible foretold.

Kingdom would rise against kingdom, Jesus taught his disciples in the Book of Luke. Ms. Webster sees widespread political division in this country. There will be fearful events, and great signs from heaven, he said. She sees biblical values slipping away. A government not acting in the people’s best interest. And now this — a pandemic.

But Ms. Webster, 42 and an evangelical Christian, is unafraid. She has been listening online to one of her favorite preachers, who has called the coronavirus pandemic a “divine reset.”

“These kinds of moments really get you to re-evaluate everything,” she said. As everyone goes through a period of isolation, she added, God is using it for good, “to teach us and train us on how to live life better.”
For people of many faiths, and even none at all, it can feel lately like the end of the world is near. Not only is there a plague, but hundreds of billions of locusts are swarming East Africa. Wildfires have ravaged Australia, killing an untold number of animals. A recent earthquake in Utah even shook the Salt Lake Temple to the top of its iconic spire, causing the golden trumpet to fall from the angel Moroni’s right hand.

But the story of apocalypse is an old one, one of the oldest humans tell. In ancient religious traditions beyond Christianity — including Judaism, Islam and Buddhism — it is a common narrative that arises in moments of social and political crisis, as people try to process unprecedented or shocking events.
The original word in Greek — apokalypsis — means an unveiling, a revelation…..

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gocart mozart  Apr 2, 2020 • 10:10:57am
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Jay C  Apr 2, 2020 • 10:11:49am

re: #354 makeitstop

Oh, that talking point about how Trump really did a good job by ‘cutting off flights from China?’

Also bullshit.

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So that figure works out to about 8200 people coming in EVERY DAY for three months just from China??

Yeah, real strict “cutoff” there…..

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makeitstop  Apr 2, 2020 • 10:12:14am

About the ‘travel ban’ from China - actually, people entering from China were going to these airports:

Chicago’s O’Hare International
Dallas Fort Worth International
Detroit Metropolitan
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International
Honolulu’s Official Daniel K. Inouye International
John F. Kennedy International
Los Angeles International
Newark Liberty International
San Francisco International
Seattle-Tacoma International
Washington Dulles

Look at how many airports on that list just happen to line up with COVID hotspots.

Nah, that’s just a sheer coincidence, I’m sure.

////

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gocart mozart  Apr 2, 2020 • 10:12:35am

When Tommy Chong calls you scatterbrained

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 2, 2020 • 10:13:36am

re: #333 Renaissance_Man

Voters will remember exactly what their national media tells them to. You cannot fix the problems with America without fixing its media culture.

Remember that the DC Press Corpse is hell bent on keeping The Heinous Anus in the Oval Office for another term…and they will do the same for Princess Ivanka in 2024.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 2, 2020 • 10:15:01am

re: #369 Joe Bacon 🌹

Remember that the DC Press Corpse is hell bent on keeping The Heinous Anus in the Oval Office for another term…and they will do the same for Princess Ivanka in 2024.

Even at as the crisis deepens, he is still ratings gold…

371
Rightwingconspirator  Apr 2, 2020 • 10:15:37am

Yes we are. Hell comes to us by our own doing.

372
stpaulbear  Apr 2, 2020 • 10:16:10am

Up in NW MN across from Fargo ND.

Police: Man coughs on Moorhead grocery worker, blames minorities for virus

edit: He was arrested.

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Hecuba's daughter  Apr 2, 2020 • 10:16:18am

re: #320 jaunte

If Trump was an agent for a national enemy intent on damaging our country would he be acting differently?

Loosening environmental regulations — sabotaging ACA — promoting oil — this is standard GOP practice. Some mythical Republican President would NOT be handling these particular issues differently. However, they may have taken seriously issues related to a pandemic and intervened strongly at the beginning of this crisis to prevent it from becoming a catastrophe.

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 2, 2020 • 10:16:54am

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Sir John Barron  Apr 2, 2020 • 10:18:36am

re: #371 Rightwingconspirator

Yes we are. Hell comes to us by our own doing.

The SG is another Pence plant, IIRC.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 2, 2020 • 10:19:29am

re: #335 Eclectic Cyborg

I think they’ll also remember which of their family and friends aren’t alive to vote come November.

I say no mercy. Hit the GOP HARD. They OWN THIS. Tie it around their neck like the giant fucking Albatross it is.

I remember Grandma Bacon telling me that Republicans pinned the blame of Spanish flu on Wilson and the Democrats in the 1918 elections. The Democrats were slaughtered as “The Death Party”…

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lawhawk  Apr 2, 2020 • 10:21:10am

re: #336 Eric The Fruit Bat

We need more tests - both the industrial ability to test and get results back at hospital scale, and the fast tests that could help with urgent care facilities.

The fast tests will be deployed on Long Island at an urgent care in Farmingdale. They’ll be able to process about 100 tests in a day, each taking 15 minutes. In a 12 hour day, that means they’d be doing 8 tests an hour (2 machines).

Everywhere needs both kinds of tests. Lots more. The fact that they’re thinking of diverting one or the other kind to different regions shows how little the understand the crisis.

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Eventual Carrion  Apr 2, 2020 • 10:21:27am

re: #112 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

[Embedded content]

Get within 6 feet of me and Ill fuck you up.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Apr 2, 2020 • 10:21:42am

Lre: #370 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Even at as the crisis deepens, he is still ratings gold…

How about his ratings? Seriously can we not have all this negative crap about how Trump is gonna win and Ivankas gonna succeed him without a hitch? I’m sorry but it’s tiring as hell.

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makeitstop  Apr 2, 2020 • 10:22:54am

re: #379 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

L

How about his ratings? Seriously can we not have all this negative crap about how Trump is gonna win and Ivankas gonna succeed him without a hitch? I’m sorry but it’s tiring as hell.

Seconded. We’ve already got a ton of shit news without making up our own.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 2, 2020 • 10:23:27am

We knew this was going to happen!

The White House Correspondents Association (WHCA) this week voted to expel Trump-loving One America News reporter Chanel Rion after she refused to follow pandemic social distancing rules — but now she’s been invited back just one day later.

OAN’s Jennifer Franco tweeted on Thursday that Rion “has been invited by [White House Press Secretary] Stephanie Grisham to attend today’s coronavirus press briefing, despite being voted out the rotation by the WHCA yesterday for violating social distancing guidelines.”

Trump needs his asskissers.

rawstory.com

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 2, 2020 • 10:24:01am

re: #379 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

L

How about his ratings? Seriously can we not have all this negative crap about how Trump is gonna win and Ivankas gonna succeed him without a hitch? I’m sorry but it’s tiring as hell.

point is that the media are still not going to cover him the way he deserves to be covered, namely in the tons of shit that he spews.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Apr 2, 2020 • 10:24:19am

re: #373 Hecuba’s daughter

Loosening environmental regulations — sabotaging ACA — promoting oil — this is standard GOP practice. Some mythical Republican President would NOT be handling these particular issues differently. However, they may have taken seriously issues related to a pandemic and intervened strongly at the beginning of this crisis to prevent it from becoming a catastrophe.

I don’t think Generic GOP President flat out ignores IC warnings about a potential pandemic and then goes golfing and to a rally. I mean generic Republicans are awful but Trump really is uniquely fucking awful in many ways.

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Belafon  Apr 2, 2020 • 10:24:36am

They were playing “Circle of Life” on the radio here at work. Is that a song you should play during a pandemic?

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 2, 2020 • 10:25:06am

re: #384 Belafon

They were playing “Circle of Life” on the radio here at work. Is that a song you should play during a pandemic?

is “can you feel the love tonight” any better?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 2, 2020 • 10:25:37am
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lawhawk  Apr 2, 2020 • 10:25:46am

re: #367 makeitstop

About the ‘travel ban’ from China - actually, people entering from China were going to these airports:

Chicago’s O’Hare International
Dallas Fort Worth International
Detroit Metropolitan
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International
Honolulu’s Official Daniel K. Inouye International
John F. Kennedy International
Los Angeles International
Newark Liberty International
San Francisco International
Seattle-Tacoma International
Washington Dulles

Look at how many airports on that list just happen to line up with COVID hotspots.

Nah, that’s just a sheer coincidence, I’m sure.

////

Those hubs fed domestic flights elsewhere, and connecting flights and all the rest. Because no one at TSA or Trumpworld thought to implement screening on all flights in the US. They aren’t screening domestic or international flights. They aren’t screening before anyone enters the TSA security theater screening lines. They aren’t screening at the airport departure gate. They aren’t screening domestic flights at all. They’re screening incoming international arrivals, only after they’ve been on a flight with other people who may or may not be showing symptoms.

There’s no actual travel ban to speak of. It’s vaporware when you realize that the flights are still going on and US citizens are able to fly domestic or internationally on the remaining active flights. Anyone claiming that Trump implemented a travel ban ignores that the ban didn’t stop flights or people entering the US with covid19 and that all the screenings have been haphazard at best.

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I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)  Apr 2, 2020 • 10:25:47am

re: #381 Joe Bacon 🌹

We knew this was going to happen!

The White House Correspondents Association (WHCA) this week voted to expel Trump-loving One America News reporter Chanel Rion after she refused to follow pandemic social distancing rules — but now she’s been invited back just one day later.

OAN’s Jennifer Franco tweeted on Thursday that Rion “has been invited by [White House Press Secretary] Stephanie Grisham to attend today’s coronavirus press briefing, despite being voted out the rotation by the WHCA yesterday for violating social distancing guidelines.”

Trump needs his asskissers.

rawstory.com

watch, first question

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Apr 2, 2020 • 10:26:18am

re: #382 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

point is that the media are still not going to cover him the way he deserves to be covered, namely in the tons of shit that he spews.

Of course not but there’s no goddamned reason to act like we’re on our way to a repeat of 2016 while ignoring 2018 and the early primaries.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 2, 2020 • 10:28:27am

re: #389 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Of course not but there’s no goddamned reason to act like we’re on our way to a repeat of 2016 while ignoring 2018 and the early primaries.

I am not, but we still cannot reckon with the press coming to its senses before then…

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Hecuba's daughter  Apr 2, 2020 • 10:28:35am

Germany’s mortality rate is up to 1.25%. re: #383 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I don’t think Generic GOP President flat out ignores IC warnings about a potential pandemic and then goes golfing and to a rally. I mean generic Republicans are awful but Trump really is uniquely fucking awful in many ways.

I agree with you on that — I was just challenging the idea that destroying the ACA, damaging the environment, and promoting oil were Trump-specific initiatives. And Trump could not continue with his unique awfulness if the Washington GOP did not support him wholeheartedly.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Apr 2, 2020 • 10:28:59am

Sorry if I sound snappy. It’s just. We are in April in a terrible pandemic and we’re already fretting November.

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Apr 2, 2020 • 10:29:17am

re: #391 Hecuba’s daughter

Germany’s mortality rate is up to 1.25%.

I agree with you on that — I was just challenging the idea that destroying the ACA, damaging the environment, and promoting oil were Trump-specific initiatives. And Trump could not continue with his unique awfulness if the Washington GOP did not support him wholeheartedly.

True enough.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 2, 2020 • 10:29:22am
395
Belafon  Apr 2, 2020 • 10:30:45am

re: #381 Joe Bacon 🌹

We knew this was going to happen!

The White House Correspondents Association (WHCA) this week voted to expel Trump-loving One America News reporter Chanel Rion after she refused to follow pandemic social distancing rules — but now she’s been invited back just one day later.

OAN’s Jennifer Franco tweeted on Thursday that Rion “has been invited by [White House Press Secretary] Stephanie Grisham to attend today’s coronavirus press briefing, despite being voted out the rotation by the WHCA yesterday for violating social distancing guidelines.”

Trump needs his asskissers.

rawstory.com

WHCA should put her chair on the podium next to Grisham.

396
Dr Lizardo  Apr 2, 2020 • 10:30:52am
397
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Apr 2, 2020 • 10:31:19am

re: #390 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

I am not, but we still cannot reckon with the press coming to its senses before then…

Fair enough. I just think if the media is driving public perceptions of Trump and the GOP, I don’t think it’s working.

398
Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 2, 2020 • 10:32:35am

(it’s really an emu hatchling)

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LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Apr 2, 2020 • 10:32:45am

re: #394 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

This is the clown that got his kid to talk about how much their Dad loves Dear Leader.

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lawhawk  Apr 2, 2020 • 10:33:55am

NJ: 182 new deaths Thursday bring NJ total to 537, with 25,590 cases statewide

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 2, 2020 • 10:35:23am

re: #392 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Sorry if I sound snappy. It’s just. We are in April in a terrible pandemic and we’re already fretting November.

All good, man. Most of us are in a similar predicament. I’m not not bothering to hide the fact I am seriously pissed off about a lot of what is happening right now. But I also need to protect my sanity too so I’m finding things to laugh at and relax me as I work through this.

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Jay C  Apr 2, 2020 • 10:36:34am

re: #398 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

(it’s really an emu hatchling)

Yeah: that’s what they want you to think….
…wait until the teeth come out

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Apr 2, 2020 • 10:37:07am

300 inmates and staff test positive in Rikers Island.

404
PhillyPretzel  Apr 2, 2020 • 10:37:09am

re: #401 Eclectic Cyborg

Same here. I was watching Rick Steves’s Europe on amazon. That is almost like being there.

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lawhawk  Apr 2, 2020 • 10:37:16am
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 2, 2020 • 10:37:23am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 2, 2020 • 10:37:55am

re: #393 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Germany’s mortality rate is up to 1.25%.

People who were hanging on are starting to die.

But the good news is that the rate of doubling is decelerating…now every 7-8 days. When they get it to 10 days, that can be called progress.

What is SCARY is that Germany, with a population of nearly 83 million has fewer cases/fatalities (81K/1K) than New York State, with a population of 29 million
(92K /2.4K)

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Apr 2, 2020 • 10:38:32am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 2, 2020 • 10:38:46am

re: #397 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Fair enough. I just think if the media is driving public perceptions of Trump and the GOP, I don’t think it’s working.

yes, the hard reality on the ground is catching up with the New Media Reality and beating it (literally) to death

410
Belafon  Apr 2, 2020 • 10:39:25am

The Democrats have moved the convention to August 17th: thehill.com.

411
Joe Bacon 🌹  Apr 2, 2020 • 10:40:05am

re: #388 I Don’t Take Responsibility At All (dangerman)

watch, first question

“Glorious Leader, may I have the honor of sucking your…”

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 2, 2020 • 10:40:52am

re: #404 PhillyPretzel

Same here. I was watching Rick Steves’s Europe on amazon. That is almost like being there.

Rick Steves put the neighboring small town of Bacharach on the map, he lists it as one of the places you absolutely must visit when you come to Germany. God bless him, but none of those folks will be coming before the end of the season this year if at all…

413
lawhawk  Apr 2, 2020 • 10:42:12am
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Hecuba's daughter  Apr 2, 2020 • 10:42:49am

re: #407 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

People who were hanging on are starting to die.

But the good news is that the rate of doubling is decelerating…now every 7-8 days. When they get it to 10 days, that can be called progress.

What is SCARY is that Germany, is a population of nearly 83 million has fewer cases/fatalities (81K/1K) than New York State, with a population of 29 million
(92K /2.4K)

Yes — but when competent scientists are trying to project the CFR here, they need good information from comparable first world countries. Of course, everything will be higher here because of Trump’s malignant influence on health care throughout the nation.

415
LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)  Apr 2, 2020 • 10:43:16am

re: #401 Eclectic Cyborg

All good, man. Most of us are in a similar predicament. I’m not not bothering to hide the fact I am seriously pissed off about a lot of what is happening right now. But I also need to protect my sanity too so I’m finding things to laugh at and relax me as I work through this.

Me too. Played a drinking game last night with friends over Zoom. Watched Tiger King with my parents and kid brother too.

416
Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 2, 2020 • 10:44:00am
417
lawhawk  Apr 2, 2020 • 10:44:01am
418
Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Apr 2, 2020 • 10:44:38am

re: #417 lawhawk

We all knew Florida was going to be a hot spot.

419
William Lewis  Apr 2, 2020 • 10:47:07am

Oh my little stars and comets.

I’ve been talking with a chinese forge for a few months. They make reproductions of Han dynasty swords - both Jain and Dao. I have been wanting one of their dao for sometime but haven’t had the money.

A few weeks ago they ask me my contact information to put me on their testers list. I’m flattered and give them it and forget about it.

I’m making breakfast this morning and there is a knock at the door. Delivery guy doing the dump and run. I bring a long thin package in. Chinese characters on the customs forms. WTF?

Oh sweet light, it’s a Roaring Dragon Chu double handed Jian.

lkchensword.com

I have no clue why they sent me this glorious 100 cm of steel but I am tickled. Time to contact them.

420
Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 2, 2020 • 10:47:43am
421
Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Apr 2, 2020 • 10:48:38am

re: #417 lawhawk

Maybe a correction is in order? Florida Health is still reporting just 128 deaths.

422
sagehen  Apr 2, 2020 • 10:50:04am

re: #419 William Lewis

I have no clue why they sent me this glorious 100 cm of steel but I am tickled. Time to contact them.

Because you’re their Michonne. They know you’ll get plenty of good use out of it, and write them a nice Yelp review.

423
makeitstop  Apr 2, 2020 • 11:01:15am

re: #421 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

Maybe a correction is in order? Florida Health is still reporting just 128 deaths.

Whatever the tweet said, it’s been deleted.

424
Renaissance_Man  Apr 2, 2020 • 11:07:05am

re: #402 Jay C

Yeah: that’s what they want you to think….
…wait until the teeth come out

Emus are already worse than velociraptors. Cassowaries are even worse, being that they are basically heavily armoured combat emus with jungle training. The Australian Army conducted a war against emus around the middle of the 20th century.

And lost.

425
FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Apr 2, 2020 • 11:13:29am

re: #234 Backwoods_Sleuth

It took Shelby months to breach this obstacle

426
Rightwingconspirator  Apr 2, 2020 • 11:18:51am

Hazardous opinion-It’s not too soon to talk about when, what and who can come out safely. Haphazard later would suck.

What if we start with an immunity test for almost everyone? It will be a finger prick blood test. Not invasive, not terribly hazardous to the medical pro administering. If you are immune you are off the hook for staying home. Problem is everyone immune becomes an economic super class of worker.

Where on that infection/fatality curve do we open up, perhaps in phases by industry or area? Well if we fragment the population that way we are trying to make a lot of companies “fly with one wing” so to speak. Or if all at once where do we need to be?

427
FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Apr 2, 2020 • 11:49:30am

re: #381 Joe Bacon 🌹

We knew this was going to happen!

The White House Correspondents Association (WHCA) this week voted to expel Trump-loving One America News reporter Chanel Rion after she refused to follow pandemic social distancing rules — but now she’s been invited back just one day later.

OAN’s Jennifer Franco tweeted on Thursday that Rion “has been invited by [White House Press Secretary] Stephanie Grisham to attend today’s coronavirus press briefing, despite being voted out the rotation by the WHCA yesterday for violating social distancing guidelines.”

Trump needs his asskissers.

rawstory.com

So, a meaningful response from the WHCA? A sternly worded letter? A minor expression of concern? Or do they just knuckle under since “access” is so vital?

428
cat-tikvah  Apr 2, 2020 • 11:49:42am

re: #264 Backwoods_Sleuth

My Democratic senator! Casey has really stepped up since the Orange Menace was elected.

The other one - Pat Toomey, R, Spineless is useless at best, callous at worst.
Toomey has NEVER, repeat never, held an in-person town hall in or near Philadelphia, in his 9 years in office. Only shows up here for photo ops and pricey donor events.
Toomey was personally responsible for the tax scam bill provision eliminating the penalty for the ACA individual mandate, yes, the one being used to challenge the entire ACA…spit

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Apr 2, 2020 • 12:03:38pm

re: #426 Rightwingconspirator

Hazardous opinion-It’s not too soon to talk about when, what and who can come out safely. Haphazard later would suck.

What if we start with an immunity test for almost everyone? It will be a finger prick blood test. Not invasive, not terribly hazardous to the medical pro administering. If you are immune you are off the hook for staying home. Problem is everyone immune becomes an economic super class of worker.

Where on that infection/fatality curve do we open up, perhaps in phases by industry or area? Well if we fragment the population that way we are trying to make a lot of companies “fly with one wing” so to speak. Or if all at once where do we need to be?

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John Hughes  Apr 2, 2020 • 12:07:02pm

re: #172 Yeah Sure WhatEVs

CNN seems to think we are in the 4th wave of this outbreak.

I’m confused.

You’re not confused. They are.

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John Hughes  Apr 2, 2020 • 12:09:38pm

re: #190 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

Are there clips of Truman saying that? It would be a great ad for Team Biden to use.

AFAIR he never said it, he had a little wooden sign on his desk that said it.

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dell*nix  Apr 2, 2020 • 1:18:52pm

re: #381 Joe Bacon 🌹

Rion walks in, the rest need to walk out.

433
retired cynic  Apr 2, 2020 • 2:37:42pm

re: #410 Belafon

The Democrats have moved the convention to August 17th: thehill.com.

OH NO! Another month of Bernie.

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Eventual Carrion  Apr 2, 2020 • 3:23:29pm

re: #234 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

But if those corks would have been lined up on the edge of a shelf, everyone of them would be knocked to the ground.

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Eventual Carrion  Apr 2, 2020 • 8:11:08pm

re: #319 jaunte

[Embedded content]

Oh joy.

From living there from 1979 - 1991 I can say they may be right.


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Clean Bandit - Rockabye Ft Anne-Marie #AtHome #WithMe So fun to play in our garden and link up with Anne-Marie via computer airways for International Nurses Day! Watch the full concert: YouTube Click here to subscribe: bit.ly Follow us:Website: cleanbandit.co.ukFacebook: facebook.com Twitter: twitter.com Instagram: instagram.comSoundcloud: SoundCloudSpotify: atlre.co.uk ...
Thanos
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The Unlikely Candidates - Novocaine “Novocaine” by The Unlikely Candidates available now! LISTEN HERE: red.lnk.to Catch us on tour! songkick.com Follow us here:instagram.comfacebook.com@tucband?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthortheunlikelycandidates.com Directed by Mattias Russo-LarssonProduced by Lewis Atallah #UnlikelyCandidates #Novocaine #ArtistOnTheRise #OfficialVideo #Pizza #MusicVideo #AlternativeRock #Rock #TUC #LeftSideBrain #VeronicaMars #Alternative #Unlikely #Candidates ...
Thanos
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Larkin Poe Keep Diggin’ (Official Video) 'Keep Diggin'' is the third song off Larkin Poe's 2020 album 'Self Made Man’, out June 12th. Pre-save the album on Spotify or pre-order on iTunes, Amazon, and the official store NOW & get the first 3 songs "Holy ...
Thanos
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#Thegreatpoolpondconversion - 200524A number of folks have asked about the pumping out.We do this so we don't have to slog around in a foot of water. This is the pump and with garden hose attached. We run the hose out to the ...
Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)
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Joe Needs a Disability PolicyI'd like to remind people that even though world and country are turning to shit, there are 20 to 25% of America, 1 in 4 or 1 in 5 people, who are disabled. I'm disabled, and so are several others ...
Sherlock Hound
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The Altons - When You Go (That’s When You’ll Know) Available digitally now - daptone.ffm.toAvailable on 45 on April 10th. Pre-order now: shopdaptonerecords.com Directed by Jessica Magaña (Red Heart Media)Though Bryan Ponce and Adriana Flores share the stage with Joey Q as part of the East LA souldies outfit ...
Thanos
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#Thegreatpoolpondconversion - 200517Now when it rains, it looks almost like a real pond. On Saturday we pumped out 8-10” of rainwater. This is gonna be regular thing now. Fortunately it's way easier to get the water out than to keep it out ...
Welcome to The Imbleachment (dangerman)
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