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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 20, 2021 • 11:11:01am

Just wait ‘til we get to the Omega variant…

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 20, 2021 • 11:13:10am

Gonna be an interesting fall and winter, that’s for sure.

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Belafon  Jul 20, 2021 • 11:14:29am

The people who think they can become president by killing off the constituents aren’t going to do anything.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jul 20, 2021 • 11:14:56am
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Dave In Austin  Jul 20, 2021 • 11:16:39am

re: #4 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Oh! Fat Donny mad!!!!!

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Belafon  Jul 20, 2021 • 11:17:23am

re: #5 Dave In Austin

Oh! Fat Donny mad!!!!!

I’m thinking we’re in Poe territory here.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 20, 2021 • 11:18:10am
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ckkatz  Jul 20, 2021 • 11:18:53am

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wrenchwench  Jul 20, 2021 • 11:19:00am

re: #4 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

If you told me two years ago that 45 would be more embarrassing after 46 was in place, I would have thought you were crazy.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 20, 2021 • 11:19:53am
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ckkatz  Jul 20, 2021 • 11:24:21am

re: #10 Eclectic Cyborg

Hah!

By the way, Congratulations Citizen Cyborg!

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 20, 2021 • 11:30:19am

re: #11 ckkatz

Hah!

By the way, Congratulations Citizen Cyborg!

Thanks! 🇺🇸

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Dave In Austin  Jul 20, 2021 • 11:30:51am

So does Cowboy Captain Evil take control of the company again now that he survived?

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jeffreyw  Jul 20, 2021 • 11:33:14am

BELT for Lunch

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Teukka  Jul 20, 2021 • 11:33:20am

As pointed out downstairs, the UK fucked around in the face of Δ and is finding out as we speak…

re: #1 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Just wait ‘til we get to the Omega variant…

We might just get an Ω variant if the GQP fucks around too much with Δ. *shudders*

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Teukka  Jul 20, 2021 • 11:33:39am

re: #2 Eclectic Cyborg

Gonna be an interesting fall and winter, that’s for sure.

Interesting in the ancient Chinese curse sense…

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Teukka  Jul 20, 2021 • 11:34:13am

re: #3 Belafon

The people who think they can become president by killing off the constituents aren’t going to do anything.

I concur. Hence why I increasingly lean towards demanding accountability and justice.

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Teukka  Jul 20, 2021 • 11:34:43am

re: #5 Dave In Austin

Oh! Fat Donny mad!!!!!

No. Tang snorter butthurt.

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retired cynic  Jul 20, 2021 • 11:35:04am

re: #14 jeffreyw

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Oh, YUM!

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A Three Hour Tour  Jul 20, 2021 • 11:36:46am

re: #1 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Just wait ‘til we get to the Omega variant…

Is the Omega variant the one that reduces the body to a white powder or the one that turns us into albino vampires led by Anthony Zerbe who are at war with Charlton Heston?

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sagehen  Jul 20, 2021 • 11:36:50am
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b.d. (Cough Louder Conservatives!)  Jul 20, 2021 • 11:38:21am

Well, well, well

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Dangerman  Jul 20, 2021 • 11:42:48am

re: #20 A Three Hour Tour

Is the Omega variant the one that reduces the body to a white powder or the one that turns us into albino vampires led by Anthony Zerbe who are at war with Charlton Heston?

Zombeavers

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teleskiguy  Jul 20, 2021 • 11:44:04am

How much COVID misinformation is on Facebook? Its execs don’t want to know | Ars Technica

For years, misinformation has flourished on Facebook. Falsehoods, misrepresentations, and outright lies posted on the site have shaped the discourse on everything from national politics to public health.

But despite their role in facilitating communications for billions of people, Facebook executives refused to commit resources to understand the extent to which COVID-19-related misinformation pervaded its platform, according to a report in The New York Times.

[…]

It’s unclear why Facebook isn’t sharing information about its efforts to fight misinformation. The company has surveyed its users about vaccine acceptance—Facebook says 85 percent “have been or want to be vaccinated”—and it says it has taken down 18 million pieces of misinformation related to COVID-19 since the pandemic began. That’s about 40,000 pieces of content per day.

Perhaps Facebook hasn’t shared those details because it’s not confident in its own approach. Without a more comprehensive view of how misinformation spreads on Facebook, it’s probably extraordinarily difficult to devise an effective counteroffensive. Removing 18 million pieces of content isn’t nothing, but it’s likely an insignificant number given that back in 2012, when Facebook had less than half the users it has today, the company said it processed 2.5 billion pieces of content per day.

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ckkatz  Jul 20, 2021 • 11:44:36am

re: #22 b.d. (Cough Louder Conservatives!)

Well, well, well

Thanks for posting! Gleefully looking forward,to the details!

Although, just a single charge seems to indicate that he might be rich and well connected. //////////

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aatharuv  Jul 20, 2021 • 11:44:58am

re: #22 b.d. (Cough Louder Conservatives!)

Well, well, well

Another !@#$@#$ who made many millions off of foreclosed properties, which were sold at great discounts at those who could buy in bulk. (Amongst others who made millions doing this were Steve Mnuchin, and Wilbur Ross.)

texastribune.org

The attempts at squeezing out every last efficiency in finance have gutted so many neighborhoods.

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Dangerman  Jul 20, 2021 • 11:46:17am

re: #24 teleskiguy

How much COVID misinformation is on Facebook? Its execs don’t want to know | Ars Technica

Right
Its not the 18m you removed
Its how much you left up

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mmmirele  Jul 20, 2021 • 11:48:10am

re: #22 b.d. (Cough Louder Conservatives!)

Well, well, well

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But it’s not related to the 2017 Inauguration scam. BOO!

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Charles Johnson  Jul 20, 2021 • 11:48:52am

re: #27 Dangerman

Right
Its not the 18m you removed
Its how much you left up

And we have only Facebook’s word that they actually did remove 18 million “pieces of content.” I don’t trust this company or anyone who works for it.

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darthstar  Jul 20, 2021 • 11:49:00am

Funny how his friends keep getting arrested.

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darthstar  Jul 20, 2021 • 11:49:45am

re: #28 mmmirele

But it’s not related to the 2017 Inauguration scam. BOO!

Yes, but this guy’s young enough to start offering up Trump if it saves him a decade or so in prison.

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aatharuv  Jul 20, 2021 • 11:49:45am

re: #28 mmmirele

But it’s not related to the 2017 Inauguration scam. BOO!

I’m hoping somehow he forgot to dot his i’s and cross his t’s when he made millions buying foreclosure properties and evicting the residents..

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 20, 2021 • 11:50:49am

A vaccination anecdote: last week a good friend told me that a mutual acquaintance, a a Trumpster who is immune-compromised, was not vaccinated. When my friend and I discussed her the other day, I discovered we had a misunderstanding about what had happened. My friend explained in more detail: Our acquaintance had indeed gotten two shots (Pfizer maybe) but her response was not protective at all. The doctor then administered a third shot and she had finally exhibited a healthy response. Maybe this approach will be successful with others who are immune-compromised but are eligible to receive the vaccine.

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darthstar  Jul 20, 2021 • 11:52:19am

re: #4 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt’n😷Trips

Trump loved Brady when he wore a MAGA hat. I guess he resents Tom moving on.

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teleskiguy  Jul 20, 2021 • 11:52:49am

Olympic COVID bubble already “broken” with 71 cases, 3 in athlete village | Ars Technica

The number of COVID-19 cases linked to the Tokyo Olympics has risen to 71, with at least three cases confirmed within the Olympic Village that is housing athletes, according to reports out of Japan.

At least one public health expert says the rising case count indicates that the protective COVID bubble designed around the games has already burst days before the international sporting event even starts.

Unless they’re cancelled, these Olympics will go down in history as one of humanity’s greatest blunders, almost like the Vajont Dam disaster.

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Dangerman  Jul 20, 2021 • 11:53:01am

new Data for Progress poll finds 66% of Arizona Democrats say that they would choose a different candidate if Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) continues to protect the Senate filibuster, while another 13% said they’re not sure how they will vote.

Just 22% of Arizona Democrats support Sinema’s current position on the filibuster

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Dangerman  Jul 20, 2021 • 11:53:39am

re: #28 mmmirele

But it’s not related to the 2017 Inauguration scam. BOO!

But still
“Only the best”

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JOE 🥓  Jul 20, 2021 • 11:56:39am

re: #33 Hecuba’s daughter

A vaccination anecdote: last week a good friend told me that a mutual acquaintance, a a Trumpster who is immune-compromised, was not vaccinated. When my friend and I discussed her the other day, I discovered we had a misunderstanding about what had happened. My friend explained in more detail: Our acquaintance had indeed gotten two shots (Pfizer maybe) but her response was not protective at all. The doctor then administered a third shot and she had finally exhibited a healthy response. Maybe this approach will be successful with others who are immune-compromised but are eligible to receive the vaccine.

I’m on Humira and per my drs at Kaiser I needed to have 3 shots due to immunosuppression.

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darthstar  Jul 20, 2021 • 11:58:40am

Put my ‘old’ 55” TV in the driveway and posted a pic on NextDoor - 7 people responded within minutes to ask if it was still available. I didn’t see the messages until an hour or so later. Promised it to the first message I read and marked it as sold. Come on, people…just jump in your car and go grab the damn thing next time. If this person doesn’t show at the end of the day I’ll just go down the list and see who can take it.

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JOE 🥓  Jul 20, 2021 • 11:59:15am

re: #28 mmmirele

But it’s not related to the 2017 Inauguration scam. BOO!

Thomas Barrack, Trump ally who chaired his inaugural committee, indicted in foreign lobbying case

The Justice Department charged Barrack, a longtime friend of former president Donald Trump, with failing to follow laws about registering for lobbying work related to his dealings with the United Arab Emirates. He joins a long list of Trump’s friends, associates and advisers who have faced criminal charges in recent years — some of whom were pardoned before Trump left office.

washingtonpost.com

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 20, 2021 • 11:59:51am

re: #35 teleskiguy

Olympic COVID bubble already “broken” with 71 cases, 3 in athlete village | Ars Technica

Unless they’re cancelled, these Olympics will go down in history as one of humanity’s greatest blunders, almost like the Vajont Dam disaster.

Philadelphia Liberty Loans Parade

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Dangerman  Jul 20, 2021 • 12:00:48pm

re: #39 darthstar

Put my ‘old’ 55” TV in the driveway and posted a pic on NextDoor - 7 people responded within minutes to ask if it was still available. I didn’t see the messages until an hour or so later. Promised it to the first message I read and marked it as sold. Come on, people…just jump in your car and go grab the damn thing next time. If this person doesn’t show at the end of the day I’ll just go down the list and see who can take it.

+1

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teleskiguy  Jul 20, 2021 • 12:02:07pm

re: #41 Eclectic Cyborg

That’s a much better antecedent.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 20, 2021 • 12:02:29pm

re: #41 Eclectic Cyborg

Philadelphia Liberty Loans Parade

Not quite the same. 80 percent of the Olympic athletes are vaccinated; so the results are not as likely to be so dire as when the “Spanish” flu swept through the population in 1918.

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Mike Lamb  Jul 20, 2021 • 12:02:34pm

re: #35 teleskiguy

Olympic COVID bubble already “broken” with 71 cases, 3 in athlete village | Ars Technica

Unless they’re cancelled, these Olympics will go down in history as one of humanity’s greatest blunders, almost like the Vajont Dam disaster.

I think the games should have been canceled, because they were essentially forced on Tokyo despite protestations from the public at large. Whether there it is a significant blunder depends greatly on vaccination rates among the athletes. What we aren’t hearing is whether the positives are athletes (or support staff) who have been vaccinated. If the overwhelming majority of the athletes, coaching staffs, support crew, etc. etc. are vaccinated (and it would be really dumb if vaccinations weren’t required—but we live in the stupidest timeline, so….), it shouldn’t be a huge deal even if there are some breakthrough infections.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Jul 20, 2021 • 12:04:10pm

re: #45 Hecuba’s daughter

Not quite the same. 80 percent of the Olympic athletes are vaccinated; so the results are not as likely to be so dire as when the “Spanish” flu swept through the population in 1918.

I was thinking in terms of athletes bringing new strains back to their (in most cases under-vaccinated) home countries.

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Rightwingconspirator  Jul 20, 2021 • 12:05:40pm

Drive by Lol. Wifes birthday so off we went, wound up on Malibu pier for lunch. This sign is posted all over the place. I admit losing my $25 burger would kinda suck.

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teleskiguy  Jul 20, 2021 • 12:07:13pm

re: #46 Mike Lamb

I think the games should have been canceled, because they were essentially forced on Tokyo despite protestations from the public at large. Whether there it is a significant blunder depends greatly on vaccination rates among the athletes. What we aren’t hearing is whether the positives are athletes (or support staff) who have been vaccinated. If the overwhelming majority of the athletes, coaching staffs, support crew, etc. etc. are vaccinated (and it would be really dumb if vaccinations weren’t required—but we live in the stupidest timeline, so….), it shouldn’t be a huge deal even if there are some breakthrough infections.

We’ll see. Regardless of vaccination and infection rates among the athletes and support, they’re all going back to their home countries in a month, where vaccination rates are probably very low. This could be a bad worldwide superspreader event resulting in thousands of needless deaths.

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 20, 2021 • 12:08:50pm

re: #47 Eclectic Cyborg

I was thinking in terms of athletes bringing new strains back to their (in most cases under-vaccinated) home countries.

The IOC was offering vaccines to all participants back in their home country so those in nations that were poor and lacked resources could still be protected.

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Belafon  Jul 20, 2021 • 12:09:18pm

re: #49 teleskiguy

We’ll see. Regardless of vaccination and infection rates among the athletes and support, they’re all going back to their home countries in a month, where vaccination rates are probably very low. This could be a bad worldwide superspreader event resulting in thousands of needless deaths.

There’s a low chance of the vaccinated ones spreading it. But new variants that could have been localized to one country will be shared.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 20, 2021 • 12:11:54pm
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teleskiguy  Jul 20, 2021 • 12:14:17pm

This year’s Tokyo Olympics is a fine example of greed, deadly greed. Humans truly are their own worst enemy. That we’ve gone this long without using all of the nuclear weapons is a goddamned miracle.

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teleskiguy  Jul 20, 2021 • 12:17:26pm

re: #48 Rightwingconspirator

Gotta love the hyper local caution signs.

Instagram

Thanks for stating the obvious!

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sagehen  Jul 20, 2021 • 12:21:20pm

re: #38 JOE 🥓

I’m on Humira and per my drs at Kaiser I needed to have 3 shots due to immunosuppression.

I’m on methotrexate, but my doc at Sinai didn’t say anything about that. Maybe I should ask.

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No Malarkey!  Jul 20, 2021 • 12:22:00pm
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 20, 2021 • 12:23:22pm
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sagehen  Jul 20, 2021 • 12:24:54pm

re: #48 Rightwingconspirator

Drive by Lol. Wifes birthday so off we went, wound up on Malibu pier for lunch. This sign is posted all over the place. I admit losing my $25 burger would kinda suck.

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But you’d get a really cool series of pic of a seagull carrying away your burger, then battling other seagulls to keep it…

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Charles Johnson  Jul 20, 2021 • 12:25:07pm
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Dangerman  Jul 20, 2021 • 12:26:11pm

Randos

-When Hannity, Carlson and Ruddy all come out in favor of vaccinations and honest to goodness pandemic responsibility in the same 24 hour period, you know something big is happening. Was someone/some agency threatening the networks with a multi billion dollar lawsuit for spreading deadly anti vax/pandemic denialist nonsense?…… And/or were they catching hell from sponsors?

- I don’t believe for one moment they all had a come to Jesus moment about the pandemic. They’re all too cynical, too sinister and far too greedy for that.

- hmm, just after Joe accused Facebook of killing people…

- Once in awhile, the reactionaries realize they are losing and cry “uncle” on a particular issue, and then they move on to express outrage over other things.

For instance, not much from them on the same-sex marriage issue these days.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jul 20, 2021 • 12:26:59pm
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lawhawk  Jul 20, 2021 • 12:27:28pm

re: #59 Charles Johnson
Easier to note who hadn’t yet been indicted, although that list is shrinking as more people get investigated and indicted.

And the 1/6 insurrection and Mueller obstruction cases need to be prosecuted as well.

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ckkatz  Jul 20, 2021 • 12:28:08pm

re: #52 Charles Johnson

Rachel Maddow last night pointed out that there were 15 cabinet positions in tfg’s govt. And 5 of them were referred by IG’s for possible prosecution. Of course the Barr administration declined to prosecute any of them.

I do wonder if the timing of Barrack’s charging may have some connection with the date January 20, 2021

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 20, 2021 • 12:31:21pm

re: #60 Dangerman

Randos

-When Hannity, Carlson and Ruddy all come out in favor of vaccinations and honest to goodness pandemic responsibility in the same 24 hour period, you know something big is happening. Was someone/some agency threatening the networks with a multi billion dollar lawsuit for spreading deadly anti vax/pandemic denialist nonsense?…… And/or were they catching hell from sponsors?
…..

Not Carlson, as far as I know.

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sagehen  Jul 20, 2021 • 12:33:22pm

re: #60 Dangerman

Randos

-When Hannity, Carlson and Ruddy all come out in favor of vaccinations and honest to goodness pandemic responsibility in the same 24 hour period, you know something big is happening. Was someone/some agency threatening the networks with a multi billion dollar lawsuit for spreading deadly anti vax/pandemic denialist nonsense?…… And/or were they catching hell from sponsors?

Maybe their pollsters noticed that the biggest surges in hospitalizations and deaths are in red-red-red states, where voters in 2022 might punish them for killing grandma and uncle bubba.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 20, 2021 • 12:35:10pm

re: #60 Dangerman

As noted in that MedCram video, the vaccines are highly effective, even against the Delta variant.

And Dr. Seheult pointed out at the end, all the people in his hospital who have come in are the unvaccinated.

Maybe Murdoch just added up the numbers - if there is another peak this fall/winter in the US (from the Delta variant) and the majority of Fox News viewers are unvaccinated, then Fox will be noticeably down viewers and likely also implicated by more and more people in harming the US.

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JC1  Jul 20, 2021 • 12:36:01pm

re: #3 Belafon

The people who think they can become president by killing off the constituents aren’t going to do anything.

Deaths from covid going forward will VERY disproportionately affect conservatives. This thing just might kill off enough people to shift the balance of power move towards the dems.

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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 20, 2021 • 12:36:39pm

re: #65 sagehen

Maybe their pollsters noticed that the biggest surges in hospitalizations and deaths are in red-red-red states, where voters in 2022 might punish them for killing grandma and uncle bubba.

Near the end of the MedCram video Dr. Seheult puts up a map of the US by county, showing where low vaccination rates correspond with current increases in cases. And yes, the locations are the usual suspects.

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DesertDenizen  Jul 20, 2021 • 12:37:18pm

re: #67 JC1

Deaths from covid going forward will VERY disproportionately affect conservatives. This thing just might kill off enough people to shift the balance of power move towards the dems.

This may well be the case in Arizona and Georgia, cementing their switch to blue states. As an Arizonan I certainly hope so.

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teleskiguy  Jul 20, 2021 • 12:37:27pm

Oregon Bootleg Fire: Evacuations as largest US fire burns 364,000 acres | Yahoo! News

In the US state of Oregon, the nation’s largest active wildfire has burned through more than 364,000 acres, prompting thousands of evacuations.

Over 2,000 firefighters are tackling the so-called Bootleg Fire - one of the largest blazes in Oregon’s history.

Since starting on 6 July, it has already scorched an area larger than the city of Los Angeles.

[…]

Wildfires have already torn through more than 1.2m acres of the country this year, mainly in western states, according to the National Interagency Fire Center.

More than 4,000 blazes have been recorded by the organisation so far in 2021, which is almost double last year’s total.

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sagehen  Jul 20, 2021 • 12:38:52pm

364,000 acres is 568 square miles.

Or… 25 Manhattans.

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teleskiguy  Jul 20, 2021 • 12:41:41pm

The largest wildfire in Colorado history was the Cameron Peak Fire, last summer. It scorched 208,663 acres (326 sq mi.).

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retired cynic  Jul 20, 2021 • 12:44:00pm

Watchdog: Ross misled on reason for citizenship question
apnews.com

This story has been corrected to reflect that the decision not to prosecute Ross was made by the Department of Justice during the Trump administration, not the Biden administration.

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sagehen  Jul 20, 2021 • 12:46:41pm

All of NYC, all 5 boroughs added together, is 302 sq miles.

And somehow, we fit more than 8.4 million people in there.
13 congressional districts.

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steve_davis  Jul 20, 2021 • 12:49:20pm

re: #22 b.d. (Cough Louder Conservatives!)

Well, well, well

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A man named Barrack going to prison. You were oh so close, conservative wish-listers!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 20, 2021 • 12:49:21pm

The state Senate voted 26-12 along party lines Tuesday to override Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards’ veto of a bill banning female transgender athletes from participating in girls and women’s sports.

The vote came after a group of trans activists were forcibly removed by security after they attempted to drop a banner.

The bill easily passed the House and Senate this spring, but Edwards vetoed it on June 22, the final day of the legislative session. That bill and another that would let people carry concealed guns without a permit were the main two bills that drew legislators to vote to hold a veto override session for the first time in recent history.

Two-thirds of the members of both the Senate and the House are required to override those vetoes or any other. The transgender athlete bill will now go to the House, where it will need 70 votes for an override.

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Citizen K  Jul 20, 2021 • 12:49:59pm

re: #73 retired cynic

Watchdog: Ross misled on reason for citizenship question
apnews.com

This story has been corrected to reflect that the decision not to prosecute Ross was made by the Department of Justice during the Trump administration, not the Biden administration.

This seems like a….significant error to the point of requiring retraction and re-editing. But nah, lets crucify Garland more.

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Cheechako  Jul 20, 2021 • 12:50:29pm

Just got the news that my nephew, who, through circumstances I have never met, has gotten a severe case of Covid 19. Last Saturday he was admitted into the ICU and immediately placed on a respirator. Sunday he was placed into an induced coma. Today’s report is that he is doing OK in the coma. He’s in his late 30’s.

On top of that, his wife and four kids are also infected with Covid, though not as severely.

Do you think they were vaccinated? (First guess doesn’t count.)

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Belafon  Jul 20, 2021 • 12:51:49pm

re: #74 sagehen

All of NYC, all 5 boroughs added together, is 302 sq miles.

And somehow, we fit more than 8.4 million people in there.
13 congressional districts.

I went a looked up the size of Dallas County: 909 sq miles 2.65m people.

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nines09  Jul 20, 2021 • 12:52:17pm

Good day all.
Love Jack Johnson.

Cookie Jar - Jack Johnson (with lyrics)

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A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!  Jul 20, 2021 • 12:55:17pm

re: #48 Rightwingconspirator

Drive by Lol. Wifes birthday so off we went, wound up on Malibu pier for lunch. This sign is posted all over the place. I admit losing my $25 burger would kinda suck.

[Embedded content]

The San Francisco had to forbid feeding seagulls because they were wresting food from the hands of toddlers. It’s far enough from the water that that led to the seagulls’ setting out for greener pastures.

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No Malarkey!  Jul 20, 2021 • 12:56:46pm
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No Malarkey!  Jul 20, 2021 • 12:58:57pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 20, 2021 • 1:01:33pm
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Teukka  Jul 20, 2021 • 1:02:35pm

In light on my earlier venting. A thread.

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ckkatz  Jul 20, 2021 • 1:03:15pm

re: #82 No Malarkey!

—-> Edited, Backwoods Sleuth beat me to it.

Thanks for pointing out this thread!

It answers a question that I have had regarding reports that some of the assailants flashed Law Enforcement Organization badges and possessed firearms during the breach. (tweet removed, see #84 above.)

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A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!  Jul 20, 2021 • 1:06:42pm

re: #55 sagehen

I’m on methotrexate, but my doc at Sinai didn’t say anything about that. Maybe I should ask.

A quick web search of “covid vaccination, methotrexate” yields an avalanche of reports and studies, and IANAP. I’d say it would be a good idea to check on it.

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ckkatz  Jul 20, 2021 • 1:08:49pm

re: #85 Teukka

A Norwegian friend just posted that Norway has removed the pandemic related social distancing of 2 meters. She noted that means that they can now return to the normal 3 meter social distancing.

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The Pie Overlord!  Jul 20, 2021 • 1:10:57pm

re: #8 ckkatz

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steve_davis  Jul 20, 2021 • 1:10:59pm

re: #79 Belafon

I went a looked up the size of Dallas County: 909 sq miles 2.65m people.

And then there’s north dakota. 700,000 people and has the same senatorial representation as New York State.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 20, 2021 • 1:12:25pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 20, 2021 • 1:15:52pm
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Teukka  Jul 20, 2021 • 1:17:48pm

re: #38 JOE 🥓
re: #55 sagehen

Used to be on Methotrexate due to an autoimmune disorder, if the vaccine isn’t living, should be okay in that circumstance and doses, but you do need to keep an eye on developing a fever and other symptoms. So check with yer whitecoat, and even more so if you are on Methotrexate for other reasons than to thwap your immune system because of an autoimmune disorder, and what the proper SOP to take a vaccine is in your situation.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 20, 2021 • 1:18:53pm
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Teukka  Jul 20, 2021 • 1:18:59pm

re: #88 ckkatz

A Norwegian friend just posted that Norway has removed the pandemic related social distancing of 2 meters. She noted that means that they can now return to the normal 3 meter social distancing.

Yeah, an in joke for Scandianvians when we were asked to be 2 meters apart was “Do we really have to stand that close?!??”

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No Malarkey!  Jul 20, 2021 • 1:20:12pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 20, 2021 • 1:20:46pm
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ckkatz  Jul 20, 2021 • 1:22:58pm

re: #89 The Pie Overlord!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 20, 2021 • 1:23:31pm
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GlutenFreeJesus  Jul 20, 2021 • 1:33:29pm

re: #22 b.d. (Cough Louder Conservatives!)

Well, well, well

Barrack finally got arrested. Just not the one MAGAts were hoping for.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 20, 2021 • 1:33:49pm
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Dangerman  Jul 20, 2021 • 1:35:53pm

re: #66 Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus

As noted in that MedCram video, the vaccines are highly effective, even against the Delta variant.

And Dr. Seheult pointed out at the end, all the people in his hospital who have come in are the unvaccinated.

Maybe Murdoch just added up the numbers - if there is another peak this fall/winter in the US (from the Delta variant) and the majority of Fox News viewers are unvaccinated, then Fox will be noticeably down viewers and likely also implicated by more and more people in harming the US.

anyone wth a brain - even the grifters - know how this is gonna look in another 6 months.
and who’s gonna be to blame.
Tazmanian devil spin wont be enough to help.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Jul 20, 2021 • 1:36:46pm

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 20, 2021 • 1:37:22pm

Meyers, 26, has been deaf since birth due to Usher syndrome and has been gradually losing her vision. The athlete said she was denied her request to bring her personal care assistant, who is her mother, to the games.

Instead, one personal care assistant will be tasked with serving all 34 Paralympic swimmers, nine who are visually impaired, Meyers said.

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No Malarkey!  Jul 20, 2021 • 1:40:09pm

Thank dog Andy Beshear was elected governor over anti-vaccer Matt Bevin just before the pandemic hit.

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Dangerman  Jul 20, 2021 • 1:44:19pm

re: #94 Backwoods_Sleuth

Get vaccinated!

These shots need to get into arms as rapidly as possible, or else we’re gonna be back in a situation this fall like what we went through last year.

— Leader McConnell

wait… is he saying what we did to combat ‘the situation last year’ was the right thing to do and we’d have to do it again?

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The Ghost of a Flea  Jul 20, 2021 • 1:44:59pm
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JOE 🥓  Jul 20, 2021 • 1:50:11pm

re: #103 The Ghost of a Flea

These 5 guys would be better committee picks compared to the assholes McCarthy named!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 20, 2021 • 1:52:32pm
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mmmirele  Jul 20, 2021 • 1:53:45pm

re: #45 Hecuba’s daughter

Not quite the same. 80 percent of the Olympic athletes are vaccinated; so the results are not as likely to be so dire as when the “Spanish” flu swept through the population in 1918.

Apparently most of the Japanese Olympic staff are not fully vaccinated (only one shot of two). So there is a very real possibility that a variant could still jump into the Olympic athlete population, or, conversely, into the Japanese public, which is seriously undervaccinated.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 20, 2021 • 1:54:18pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jul 20, 2021 • 1:54:25pm

re: #92 Backwoods_Sleuth

Damned summer allergies

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Dangerman  Jul 20, 2021 • 1:56:19pm

re: #108 JOE 🥓

These 5 guys would be better committee picks compared to the assholes McCarthy named!

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as i understand it, Pelosi gets to decide whether to accept all five picks.
plus if they don’t act like adults, i think she can boot them for replacements

they serve at her pleasure because the legislation says “”The Speaker shall appoint 13 Members to the Select Committee, 5 of whom shall be appointed after consultation with the minority leader.”

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Dangerman  Jul 20, 2021 • 1:59:55pm

re: #111 Backwoods_Sleuth

a list
i want a list of sacrifices
attending studio 54 doesnt count
nor was whatever you gave up to run for the office - that was totally a personal choice.

military service? no
any member of your family? no

blind trust for assets? no
not making money off your presidency? no

nepotism in your senior (and junior staff) - yup
did they make money off your presidency? - yup

what ‘sacrifices’?

forget it i dont want a list
i’d settle for one.

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aatharuv  Jul 20, 2021 • 2:01:57pm

re: #113 Dangerman

as i understand it, Pelosi gets to decide whether to accept all five picks.
plus if they don’t act like adults, i think she can boot them for replacements

they serve at her pleasure because the legislation says “”The Speaker shall appoint 13 Members to the Select Committee, 5 of whom shall be appointed after consultation with the minority leader.”

This is what I’d really like to see:

“Hi Minority Leader, I’m going to chose 5 people. Let me know what you think about them. I’ll still choose them anyways. Luv, The Speaker”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 20, 2021 • 2:02:01pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 20, 2021 • 2:05:03pm
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Dangerman  Jul 20, 2021 • 2:05:22pm

re: #116 Backwoods_Sleuth

poe’s law has left the building and is drinking in some crosstown bar

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀 No Capt'n😷Trips  Jul 20, 2021 • 2:06:07pm
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Citizen K  Jul 20, 2021 • 2:08:21pm
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Love-Child of Cassandra and Sisyphus  Jul 20, 2021 • 2:10:06pm

re: #120 Citizen K

So much winning.

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Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David  Jul 20, 2021 • 2:12:55pm

re: #117 Backwoods_Sleuth

I don’t know if I mentioned this before or not, but that shooters father was my 9th grade science teacher.

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Jay C  Jul 20, 2021 • 2:14:39pm

re: #114 Dangerman

What sacrifices?

Hey, after all, Trump had to pass on the opportunity of another season of The Apprentice to run for President!

Think of what it did to his ratings!!! Now that’s a sacrifice….

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 20, 2021 • 2:15:32pm

re: #123 Jay C

What sacrifices?

Hey, after all, Trump had to pass on the opportunity of another season of The Apprentice to run for President!

Think of what it did to his ratings!!! Now that’s a sacrifice….

I can’t think of a goddamn thing.

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lawhawk  Jul 20, 2021 • 2:20:41pm

re: #124 Barefoot Grin

There isn’t a single thing anyone can point to as equating to a sacrifice. Everything Trump did was for self enrichment and building his own power base. It was a campaign he originally claimed would be self-financed and realized he could profit by getting others to pay for his campaign.

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Dread Pirate Ron  Jul 20, 2021 • 2:22:03pm

Florida up from a low of 1362 on June 20th.

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jaunte  Jul 20, 2021 • 2:22:42pm
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sagehen  Jul 20, 2021 • 2:23:26pm

He thinks he gave up building his Trump Tower Moscow.

He still doesn’t realize Putin was dangling that possibility only to keep his 2016 campaign on the puppet strings. It was never really going to happen.

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jaunte  Jul 20, 2021 • 2:24:54pm
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danarchy  Jul 20, 2021 • 2:25:36pm

re: #64 Hecuba’s daughter

Not Carlson, as far as I know.

Hannity has been on team get vaccinated since the beginning.

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mmmirele  Jul 20, 2021 • 2:28:57pm

I stopped by my mother’s house today and my brother had just brought her back from the salon, where she’d gotten a cut and style. So I took some pictures. Here’s one. She looks pretty good, for 81, I think.

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Belafon  Jul 20, 2021 • 2:31:08pm

re: #107 The Ghost of a Flea

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Almost totally agree but we wouldn’t be doing any people in space without the egos these men have. If we took all of the money these guys are using to get into space from them we wouldn’t be spending it on space, or social programs.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 20, 2021 • 2:31:24pm

re: #20 A Three Hour Tour

Is the Omega variant the one that reduces the body to a white powder or the one that turns us into albino vampires led by Anthony Zerbe who are at war with Charlton Heston?

The latter, but with Will Smith

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Mike Lamb  Jul 20, 2021 • 2:32:48pm

re: #129 jaunte

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The HIPAA shit does get to me. I can ask anyone whatever the fuck I want about your medical history. The question is whether the person responding, i.e. your treating physician, has authorization to answer the question.

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Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David  Jul 20, 2021 • 2:34:35pm

re: #133 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

The latter, but with Will Smith

The former would fit better. The planet in that ST:TOS episode was called “Omega IV”, the Episode title is “Omega Glory” and it’s the episode where the ‘Mericans worship “Freedumb” and the US Constitution but don’t actually know what it says or means.

That’s TOTALLY this.

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Teukka  Jul 20, 2021 • 2:37:07pm

re: #135 Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David

The former would fit better. The planet in that ST:TOS episode was called “Omega IV”, the Episode title is “Omega Glory” and it’s the episode where the ‘Mericans worship “Freedumb” and the US Constitution but don’t actually know what it says or means.

That’s TOTALLY this.

Even down to the Kohms being the oppo…

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danarchy  Jul 20, 2021 • 2:38:52pm

re: #15 Teukka

As pointed out downstairs, the UK fucked around in the face of Δ and is finding out as we speak…

I’d say from these 2 graphs, one of the things they are finding out is that the vaccines are incredibly effective at reducing deaths.

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Dangerman  Jul 20, 2021 • 2:40:23pm

re: #123 Jay C

What sacrifices?

Hey, after all, Trump had to pass on the opportunity of another season of The Apprentice to run for President!

Think of what it did to his ratings!!! Now that’s a sacrifice….

nope dont buy it

knowing what we know now, i wouldnt be half surprised if he tried to keep doing the show and they let him

i know it doenst work that way but none of this does!

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teleskiguy  Jul 20, 2021 • 2:42:34pm

Pentagon watchdog to review ‘nuclear football’ safety procedures after January 6 incident | CNN

The Department of Defense inspector general is launching a review of the Pentagon’s and White House’s ability to keep the “nuclear football” secure during a crisis, following an incident on January 6 when rioters came within 100 feet of the backup “football.”

The inspector general will evaluate the policies and procedures around the Presidential Emergency Satchel, also known as the “nuclear football,” in the event that it is “lost, stolen, or compromised,” according to an announcement from the DoD IG’s office.

The “nuclear football” stays close to the president at all times. There is a backup “football” that stays close to the vice president in the event that the president is unable to carry out his nuclear launch responsibilities. The briefcase contains equipment and decision-making papers that the president or, in the event the president is not able to, the vice president needs to authenticate orders for and to launch a nuclear strike.

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Belafon  Jul 20, 2021 • 2:43:13pm

re: #137 danarchy

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I’d say from these 2 graphs, one of the things they are finding out is that the vaccines are incredibly effective at reducing deaths.

Yep, but this also how viruses get to explore immune systems to find better ways to survive.

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Teukka  Jul 20, 2021 • 2:43:40pm

*Chuckles maniacally*

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jaunte  Jul 20, 2021 • 2:44:34pm
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Dangerman  Jul 20, 2021 • 2:44:42pm

re: #129 jaunte

so as a us representative, you dont know how hipaa works?

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 20, 2021 • 2:45:19pm

re: #126 Dread Pirate Ron

Florida up from a low of 1362 on June 20th.

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To update what I’ve posted recently:

Blue state Illinois went from a low of 222 on June 23 to 811 on on July 19. Still significantly below the percentage rise in Florida and down over 93% from its height. But a concern that even here where the state is trying to do the right thing there is a significant rise in cases. The governor has not yet re-imposed any kind of mask mandate, given the positivity rate is less than 2%, but still triple its level two weeks ago. And going in the wrong direction. But deaths remain low and if that holds, it may indicate more people with less serious cases. So holding our collective breath here.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 20, 2021 • 2:45:37pm

re: #143 Dangerman

so as a us representative, you dont know how hipaa works?

she only knows about it because it was invoked a lot by anti-maskers

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JOE 🥓  Jul 20, 2021 • 2:47:27pm
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Dangerman  Jul 20, 2021 • 2:48:09pm

re: #144 Hecuba’s daughter

To update what I’ve posted recently:

Blue state Illinois went from a low of 222 on June 23 to 811 on on July 19. Still significantly below the percentage rise in Florida and down over 93% from its height. But a concern that even here where the state is trying to do the right thing there is a significant rise in cases. The governor has not yet re-imposed any kind of mask mandate, given the positivity rate is less than 2%, but still triple its level two weeks ago. And going in the wrong direction. But deaths remain low and if that holds, it may indicate more people with less serious cases. So holding our collective breath here.

an alternative to masking?

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jaunte  Jul 20, 2021 • 2:48:23pm
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 20, 2021 • 2:48:35pm

re: #146 JOE 🥓

Rand slam!

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Dangerman  Jul 20, 2021 • 2:49:00pm

re: #145 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

she only knows about it because it was invoked a lot by anti-maskers

they were referring to hippa //

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Belafon  Jul 20, 2021 • 2:49:02pm

re: #144 Hecuba’s daughter

To update what I’ve posted recently:

Blue state Illinois went from a low of 222 on June 23 to 811 on on July 19. Still significantly below the percentage rise in Florida and down over 93% from its height. But a concern that even here where the state is trying to do the right thing there is a significant rise in cases. The governor has not yet re-imposed any kind of mask mandate, given the positivity rate is less than 2%, but still triple its level two weeks ago. And going in the wrong direction. But deaths remain low and if that holds, it may indicate more people with less serious cases. So holding our collective breath here.

What’s the vaccination rate there?

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teleskiguy  Jul 20, 2021 • 2:51:06pm

White House has held talks with Fox News over its Covid-19 coverage | CNN

There have been regular, high-level conversations between the White House and Fox News regarding their coverage of the pandemic and vaccines, a source familiar with the talks tells CNN.

News of the discussions comes as one of the network’s stars, Sean Hannity, urged his audience to “please take Covid seriously” on Monday night.

The person who confirmed the conversations cautioned there has been no singular conversation that has played a role in Fox’s coverage of Covid-19. Throughout the pandemic, officials have regularly reached out to Fox News about their Covid-19 coverage. While White House officials often reach out to television networks and other news outlets about their coronavirus coverage, but this outreach is notable given Fox News’ past coverage of the Covid-19 pandemic.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki confirmed on Tuesday that White House officials are in regular contact with Fox News.

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 20, 2021 • 2:52:16pm

re: #151 Belafon

What’s the vaccination rate there?

I wonder how they’re doing in all the little pop. 200 farm towns.

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JOE 🥓  Jul 20, 2021 • 2:52:38pm

Did Falwell Jr. sneak back in?

Teen reported being sexually assaulted at Liberty University camp — and the school said she was to blame: lawsuit

“A 15-year-old reported being sexually assaulted at a Liberty University camp, according to a lawsuit, but university police blamed her for violating the ‘Liberty Way’ and needlessly had her strip naked and spread her butt cheeks for a photograph,” WSET writes.

rawstory.com

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jaunte  Jul 20, 2021 • 2:52:39pm

re: #152 teleskiguy

Meanwhile on the radio:

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 20, 2021 • 2:53:24pm

moron punk demands wut?

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Nojay UK  Jul 20, 2021 • 2:55:18pm

re: #137 danarchy

I’d say from these 2 graphs, one of the things they are finding out is that the vaccines are incredibly effective at reducing deaths.

New cases of COVID-19 in the UK are about 99% Delta variant now compared to the US where it’s about 50% or so. The epidemiological modellers at Imperial College London were predicting case numbers in the UK of about 50,000 a day, maybe more with worst-case estimates of 100,000 cases a day by August based on the high transmissibility of this variant. So far they’ve been pretty much spot-on although they will not reply to my emails asking them for next week’s Euromillions lottery numbers.

Vaccination takeup in the UK (67% of adults fully vaccinated, another 23% have received first dose) is keeping people out of hospital and the morgue and those who do end up in hospital spend less time there with fewer of them ending up in ICU. It’s still a bad situation but compared to the death toll and hospital crowding during the winter it’s considered ‘manageable’. The sad reality is that people here in the UK aren’t willing to remain in lockdown any longer and there aren’t enough police to enforce the social restrictions required to seriously reduce the spread of the Delta variant.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 20, 2021 • 2:57:21pm

re: #143 Dangerman

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Hecuba's daughter  Jul 20, 2021 • 2:58:01pm

re: #151 Belafon

What’s the vaccination rate there?

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 20, 2021 • 3:01:01pm

MTG and Cawthorn Monroe add nothing to our political discourse. It is the legacy of the Trump years that reporters turn to them for the outrageous as an easy way to score a story. It’s sick.

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dat_said  Jul 20, 2021 • 3:01:16pm

re: #154 JOE 🥓

Did Falwell Jr. sneak back in?

Teen reported being sexually assaulted at Liberty University camp — and the school said she was to blame: lawsuit

“A 15-year-old reported being sexually assaulted at a Liberty University camp, according to a lawsuit, but university police blamed her for violating the ‘Liberty Way’ and needlessly had her strip naked and spread her butt cheeks for a photograph,” WSET writes.

rawstory.com

Had an acquaintance tell me that she was booted from Liberty several decades ago because she violated the “Liberty Way” by going to a movie with a friend.

Her infractions? From what I recall is that the movie they went to see wasn’t on the approved list, she left campus without the proper permission, she was a freshman on a “date” without the proper upper classmen chaperones (it wasn’t a date date), and he was of a different race.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Jul 20, 2021 • 3:03:04pm

re: #160 Barefoot Grin

MTG and Cawthorn Monroe add nothing to our political discourse. It is the legacy of the Trump years that reporters turn to them for the outrageous as an easy way to score a story. It’s sick.

Entertainment value

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 20, 2021 • 3:03:25pm

re: #161 dat_said

Had an acquaintance tell me that she was booted from Liberty several decades ago because she violated the “Liberty Way” by going to a movie with a friend.

Her infractions? From what I recall is that the movie they went to see wasn’t on the approved list, she left campus without the proper permission, she was a freshman on a “date” without the proper upper classmen chaperones (it wasn’t a date date), and he was of a different race.

Sounds like forcing women to spread their butt cheeks to be photographed is the “Liberty Way.”

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jaunte  Jul 20, 2021 • 3:03:30pm

re: #154 JOE 🥓

So she was sexually assaulted twice, initially, and then as punishment for reporting it.

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 20, 2021 • 3:05:03pm

OT: I am in a lousy mood this evening. I got a letter from PGW (Philadelphia Gas Works) telling me that they need to come into my house to check the gas meter. Last year it was the pipes. They have to replace said meter and it will take 30 minutes. The last time they have to fix something in my house I was left with no gas service for several weeks. I do not need this nightmare to happen again. They are supposed to replace the meter on Saturday between 4pm and 8pm. If they do anything different the video will be put on the internet.

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Nojay UK  Jul 20, 2021 • 3:10:40pm

re: #153 Barefoot Grin

I wonder how they’re doing in all the little pop. 200 farm towns.

In the UK in rural places like the Scottish islands, age-18+ adults are 100% vaccinated, just about. It’s the big cities that are lagging in percentage terms. The reason is that the various health authorities prioritised the oldest members of the population for vaccines and rural communities tend towards older populations. The logistics of setting up clinics on, say, the Shetland Isles or isolated villages in the Highlands meant they vaccinated everyone regardless of age in one pass rather than only vaccinate the elderly then come back later for younger people.

Conversely the cities and urban areas are magnets for young people, students etc. who only started qualifying for vaccination appointments a couple of months ago after all the older folks received their vaccinations. They also have the Young Immortal mindset with the idea that COVID-19 will just bounce off their youthful immune system and they don’t have Frequent Flyer status with their local General Practitioner’s surgery like us old crumblies to remind them That All Flesh Is Grass. This means they’re in no hurry to get a needle in their arms.

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Jack Burton, Gunner on Death Star of David  Jul 20, 2021 • 3:18:18pm

re: #154 JOE 🥓

Did Falwell Jr. sneak back in?

Teen reported being sexually assaulted at Liberty University camp — and the school said she was to blame: lawsuit

“A 15-year-old reported being sexually assaulted at a Liberty University camp, according to a lawsuit, but university police blamed her for violating the ‘Liberty Way’ and needlessly had her strip naked and spread her butt cheeks for a photograph,” WSET writes.

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 20, 2021 • 3:20:14pm

Thank you for letting me get that out of my system and now I am watching Bob Ross paint his usual happy clouds and trees.

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Charles Johnson  Jul 20, 2021 • 3:22:30pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Jul 20, 2021 • 3:22:58pm
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JOE 🥓  Jul 20, 2021 • 3:23:26pm

re: #168 PhillyPretzel

Thank you for letting me get that out of my system and now I am watching Bob Ross paint he usual happy clouds and trees.

I’d rather watch a year of Bob Ross than look at a single McNaughton “painting”.

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PhillyPretzel  Jul 20, 2021 • 3:27:55pm

re: #171 JOE 🥓

You can go to amazon and buy a season or a few episodes. He is very relaxing.

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A hollow voice says NOW drain that swamp!  Jul 20, 2021 • 3:28:10pm

re: #137 danarchy

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I’d say from these 2 graphs, one of the things they are finding out is that the vaccines are incredibly effective at reducing deaths.

Scotland, which has not relaxed its standards, asks that we all replace “United Kingdom” with “England” in these discussions.

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Barefoot Grin  Jul 20, 2021 • 3:32:00pm

re: #166 Nojay UK

In the UK in rural places like the Scottish islands, age-18+ adults are 100% vaccinated, just about. It’s the big cities that are lagging in percentage terms. The reason is that the various health authorities prioritised the oldest members of the population for vaccines and rural communities tend towards older populations. The logistics of setting up clinics on, say, the Shetland Isles or isolated villages in the Highlands meant they vaccinated everyone regardless of age in one pass rather than only vaccinate the elderly then come back later for younger people.

Conversely the cities and urban areas are magnets for young people, students etc. who only started qualifying for vaccination appointments a couple of months ago after all the older folks received their vaccinations. They also have the Young Immortal mindset with the idea that COVID-19 will just bounce off their youthful immune system and they don’t have Frequent Flyer status with their local General Practitioner’s surgery like us old crumblies to remind them That All Flesh Is Grass. This means they’re in no hurry to get a needle in their arms.

Interesting! I doubt it’s going so well in my home state’s smaller communities.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Jul 20, 2021 • 3:56:38pm

re: #120 Citizen K

He’s going to rewrite history for his presidential run in 2024.


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