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Hundreds of Captive Elephants are Freed for 'The Biggest Migration In Thailand's History'. When the COVID-19 pandemic brought collapse to tourism all across Thailand, funding ceased and keepers no longer had the resources to maintain the welfare of their elephants. : worldnews
Australia's national environment laws 'actually allow extinction to happen' : worldnews

MA COVID-19 Data 5/31/20 : boston
96,965 Cases Total in MA; 664 New Cases : CoronavirusMa - 10334 new tests; 6% positive - 78 deaths; 6846 total - -80 hospital; -17 ICU - Positive cases 7 day average (vs yesterday): 7.1% (vs 7.5%) - Positive case change since 4/15: -75% (vs -74%)

The curious case of the California doctor who's been coronavirus-positive nearly 90 days and counting
Coronavirus update: 100% immune response found in recovered cases : Coronavirus
Harvard Doctor Warns Of Coronavirus Risk When Protesting : Coronavirus
Covid-19 misinformation: pro-Trump and QAnon Twitter bots found to be worst culprits : technology

Divert weapons funding to research to prevent next pandemic, pope says : worldnews
World War 3: US to spend China and Russia 'into OBLIVIONin' arms race -- DONALD TRUMP's arms control negotiator

'People are going to go hungry': pandemic effects could leave 54m Americans without food : Coronavirus

Virus death toll reaches 1,118 in Washington state, new cases hit 4-week high : Coronavirus

Mississippi has biggest single-day increase in COVID-19 cases for 2nd day in a row : Coronavirus (Fuckassippi)
Floridas Seen a 'Statistically Significant' Uptick in Pneumonia Deaths. The CDC Says It's Likely COVID (de Santis still can't figure out how to wear a mask)
Florida sees more than 925 new coronavirus cases as Miami-Dade's death toll hits 700
Does sunlight kill coronavirus? Not quite. - Los Angeles Times (just plain no)
Florida's COVID-19 dashboard appears to be locked down. Now requires credentials. : Coronavirus (must be registered Republican)
Florida state senator wants coronavirus data investigation : Coronavirus

Dominic Cummings actually stayed in a second home that had no planning permission and does not pay council tax. : worldnews (priviledged assholes)

Brazil's coronavirus outbreak worsens as total cases near 500,000 : worldnews
'You can't ask people to die': Coronavirus woes deepen Argentina's crisis : worldnews

Police officer kicked in the face after attempting to disperse large beach gathering : Coronavirus (UK)

Hong Kong's 17-day run without a local infection ended as a woman was confirmed infected : Coronavirus

'Never seen that before' Some Hong Kong residents hit the panic button as security law revives rush for the emigration gates

Palestine on Saturday said it supports China's right to impose the full sovereignty over all its territories including Hong Kong, and maintain its territorial integrity : worldnews (totally supports Israel's confiscation of their land)

Polish priests defy bishop amid pedophilia scandal | Priests in the Polish diocese of Kalisz refused to sign letters of loyalty to their bishop after a child abuse cover-up. More and more Catholics in Poland are calling on the Church to properly investigate such crimes. : worldnews

Hundreds protest alleged Tokyo police violence against Kurdish man : worldnews

Amnesty International: U.S. police must end militarized response to protests : worldnews
1.200 people holding a peacefull "Black lives matter" demo in front US embassy in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Trump Takes Credit For Space Launch That Got Its Start A Decade Ago : politics

Well done, Twitter. You've finally figured out how to deal with Trump's tweets : politics

Poll: Biden widens lead over Trump to 10 points : politics
Advantage Biden, with risks; Trump disapproval grows: POLL - ABC News
Biden leads Trump in Post-ABC poll as president's coronavirus rating slips

Trump, Lacking Clear Authority, Says U.S. Will Declare Antifa a Terrorist Group - The New York Times (anti-nazi is pro-terror)

As Protests and Violence Spill Over, Trump Shrinks Back - The New York Times
Trump privately scolded, warned by allies over violent protest tweets - Axios
As cities burned, Trump stayed silent -- other than tweeting fuel on the fire
Trump envisioned 'American carnage.' Now, he's got it. - The president has met protests against state violence with calls for more of it.

Fascism Will Soon Be the Law of the Land - Lawyers, Guns & Money - And note that not a single Republican will say no to this.
Fire, pestilence and a country at war with itself: the Trump presidency is over : politics
Trump Plays Macho Man as America Burns | The New Yorker
Trump is ignoring top advisers urging him to dial down his divisive rhetoric as George Floyd protests sweep the US, report says : politics
In a sad week for America, Trump has fled from his duty : politics
In Days of Discord, President Trump Fans the Flames - The New York Times - Mr. Trump has presented himself as someone who seeks conflict, not conciliation, a fighter, not a peacemaker. And he has lived up to his self-image at a perilous time.
Trump Justice Department Killed Police Reform Programs That Could Have Helped Minneapolis : politics
Trump has sown hatred of the press for years. Now journalists are under assault from police and protesters alike. : politics
Trump urges Minneapolis officials to 'be tough' on George Floyd protesters whom he accuses of being part of left-wing group Antifa
Black Organizers Enraged by White Agitators Here to F*ck Shit Up

George Floyd's Brother: Trump Wouldn't Even Let Me Talk in Rushed Call
George Floyd's Brother Says Trump Was Dismissive On Condolence Call : politics

Joe Biden issues late-night statement as American cities engulfed by violence : politics
We are a nation furious at injustice. - Joe Biden - Medium

The most volatile swing state of all - POLITICO - Minnesota

No more words needed : PoliticalHumor
Lady Gaga calls Donald Trump a fool and a racist in emotional George Floyd message
Police Accountability: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) : television (2016)
Op-Ed: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Dont understand the protests? What youre seeing is people pushed to the edge
Is This the Worst Year in Modern American History? -- Comparing 2020 to 1968 offers some disquieting lessons for the present.

They ain't playing : PoliticalHumor (hmmmmm)

George Floyd protests: Police erupt in violence nationwide during the third night of protests. (looks like Minnesota has a lot of psycho racist cops for some reason)
A Reporter's Cry on Live TV: 'I'm Getting Shot! I'm Getting Shot!' (cops shot out her eye)
Times reporter recounts being hit with tear gas and rubber bullets by Minnesota police - Los Angeles Times
The mental toll of covering the George Floyd killing - Los Angeles Times
Cops attacking journalists for committing journalism - Lawyers, Guns & Money (racist fucker copsters)
Photographer with CBS Minnesota released from custody after being struck with rubber bullet and arrested : news
posting here for awareness, fuck the rules. Oowee don't expect room and board at my house when they're lynching you, my ex-comrades : worldnews (cops will kill you)
'There was no warning whatsoever': Police shoot tear gas toward protesters, MSNBC crew : news
The kind of damage a rubber bullet does : pics
Reuters cameraman hit by rubber bullets as police disperse protesters : news
The Police Don't Change
US Law Enforcement Are Deliberately Targeting Journalists During George Floyd Protests : news

u/demonslayer901 collects a large number of videos of police overreactions and brutality from protests across America into the a single post. : bestof (America's killer cop problem comes to the front in the time of the virus)
u/wet4 provides multiple videos of unprovoked attacks of police brutality the last few days from multiple American cities' police departments : bestof
3VD comments on 'There was no warning whatsoever': Police shoot tear gas toward protesters, MSNBC crew
Take notes officers : PoliticalHumor

Dallas woman shot by police pellet while grocery shopping : pics

Hacktivist Group Anonymous Takes Down Minneapolis PD Website, Releases Video Threatening To Expose Corrupt Police Officers : technology

/u/PictureNoir responds to the son of a retired police officer who is complaining about all police officers getting lumped together with a few bad apples : bestof

Protests Over George Floyd Death Reach Trump Tower and Across N.Y.C. : politics
AOC castigates cops for ramming protesters in Brooklyn: 'No one gets to slam an SUV through a crowd of human beings'
2 Brooklyn lawyers charged in Molotov cocktail attack on NYPD - New York Daily News
Video shows NYPD vehicles driving into protesters in Brooklyn : politics (Blasfuck gives them a medal)
De Blasio: I Dont Blame Police for Driving Into Protesters ("they should have goteen out of the way")
This Isn't a Few Bad Apples. The Police Are Rotten to the Core.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says Bill de Blasio's comments 'defending' NYPD during protests are 'unacceptable' : politics

GOP Sen. Tim Scott calls for the arrest of other officers involved in Floyd death | TheHill

St. Paul mayor says earlier comments about arrested protesters being out of state were not correct : news
Protesters in some cities target Confederate monuments - POLITICO

Readings on Protesting George Floyd's Murder - Lawyers, Guns & Money - First, the one and only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. ... Of the more than 750 urban revolts in nearly 525 cities between 1963 and 1972, nearly all of them were sparked by an episode of police abuse or harassment (America's fascist killer-cop problem)

That's why pencils have erasers - Lawyers, Guns & Money (Kathleen Parker has always been an idiot)
Waldo Jaquith on Twitter: "" / Twitter - When your take is so bad you should be disqualified from giving future takes

Record Ratings and Record Chaos on Cable News - The New York Times - Cable networks are facing threats, and opportunities, in a national crisis. Now, Fox is fighting back and CNBC is looking to the right. CNN is defined by Jeff Zucker, and he may run for mayor.

Judge permanently removed from bench after telling alleged rape victim to "close your legs" : politics

eli5: Why do most people look up and to the right/left when they try to remember something? How can moving your eyeballs help you remember it better? : explainlikeimfive

Around 30 percent of young children with autism have less severe autism symptoms at age 6 than they did at age 3, with some children losing their autism diagnoses entirely. Girls tend to show greater reduction and less rise in their autism symptom severity than boys with autism : science

TIL in Finnish folklore, most Gods and Goddesses appear as married couples with equal or overlapping realms, and thunder is caused when Ukko, the god of skies, and his wife, the earth mother Akka, are having sex : todayilearned


SpaceX shoots Nasa astronauts into space in historic mission : worldnews

U.S. CDC reports total of 1,737,950 coronavirus cases, 102,785 deaths : Coronavirus

MA COVID-19 Data 5/31/20 : CoronavirusMa
96,301 Cases Total in MA; 789 New Cases : CoronavirusMa - 10774 new tests; 7% positive - 50 new deaths; 6768 total - -87 hospital; -32 ICU - Positive cases 7 day average (vs yesterday): 7.5% (vs 7.7%) - Positive case change since 4/15: -74% (vs -73%)

Cape Cod Reopening Task Force

Covid-19 pandemic death toll in U.S. likely surpassed 100,000 weeks ago, analysis finds - Washington Post
One in 10 Covid-19 patients with diabetes die within a week, study finds : worldnews
A study provides strong evidence that a Novel Bat Coronavirus Closely Related to SARS- CoV-2 Contains gene insertions, which provides strong genetic evidence that SARS-coV-2 occurs naturally -- and is not a product of human manipulation.
CDC to resume regular coronavirus briefings after being sidelined by White House : Coronavirus
Top medical professor says he's troubled about poll that shows just half of Americans say that they would get a COVID-19 vaccine once it's available
6 Feet Away Isn't Enough. COVID-19 risk involves other dimensions, too -- The dimensions are : Distance, time, activity, environment:
Predictors for Severe COVID-19 Infection : COVID19 - Acute or pre-existing renal disease, supplemental oxygen at the time of hospitalization and initial CRP were independent predictors for the development of severe COVID-19 infections
Covid-19: Two thirds of people contacted through tracing did not fully cooperate, pilot scheme finds : COVID19
Changes in premature birth rates during the Danish nationwide COVID-19 lockdown: a nationwide register-based prevalence proportion study : COVID19 - The birth rate of extremely premature infants decreased significantly (~90 % reduction) during the Danish nationwide lockdown from a stable rate in the preceding five years
AstraZeneca is attempting to deliver one billion doses of coronavirus vaccine by September, while a trial investigating the effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine against COVID-19 has begun in the UK. : Coronavirus

Colorado, USA: COVID-19 Survivor Receives First Round Of Medical Bills. $840,000 For Hospital Care, $250,000 For Pharmacy. : Coronavirus

'Corona Divorce' Threatens Marriages As Life Amid Virus Exposes Couple's Values

NC governor: Trump insisted on full convention with no face masks or social distancing : Coronavirus

Palm Beach County, who some have called an emerging hotspot, adds 357 new coronavirus cases in two days : Coronavirus (you know, where all the rich NYers fled)
COVID-19 cases jump by over 1,100 in Virginia for 2nd day in a row : Coronavirus
Arizona reports second consecutive day of record coronavirus numbers : Coronavirus
Utah sees another spike in coronavirus cases, third big day in a row : Coronavirus
Coronavirus US: Every Worker at One Farm Has Covid on Harvest Eve - Bloomberg
Boone County resident positive for COVID-19 after visiting Lake of the Ozarks over Memorial Day weekend

Pa. Rep. Brian Sims calls out GOP members for hiding coronavirus cases : Coronavirus
An ER Doctor Lost His Job After Criticizing His Hospital On COVID-19. Now He's Suing : Coronavirus

California's COVID-19 Shutdown Was Driven by Science. Until It Suddenly Wasn't. : Coronavirus
It's become clearer where Californians get infected: Longterm care homes, jails and prisons, food processing plants main culprits : Coronavirus

Sweden's coronavirus experiment has well and truly failed
How Vietnam managed to keep its coronavirus death toll at zero : Coronavirus

England easing COVID-19 lockdown too soon, scientific advisers warn : worldnews
Spain records single coronavirus death in 24-hour period : worldnews

Coronavirus: South Korea closes schools again after biggest spike in weeks : worldnews

Belgian prince travels to the south of Spain, violates mandatory 14 day quarantine, celebrates party violating social distancing, then tests positive for Coronavirus : Coronavirus

Fears of "highly catastrophic" COVID-19 spread in Yemen

U.S., Britain raise Hong Kong at U.N. Security Council, angering China : worldnews
UK widens visa rights offer to almost 3 million Hong Kong residents : worldnews
Hong Kong protests: nearly 100 children among 396 arrested over national anthem and security law demonstrations : worldnews
China calls dogs 'companions' and removes as livestock ahead of Yulin dog meat festival : worldnews

Israeli officers shoot dead unarmed Palestinian in Jerusalem's Old City

Malta seizes $1.1 billion worth of counterfeit Libyan currency printed in Russia : worldnews

Trump reportedly 'furious' that Germany's Angela Merkel turned down his G7 Summit invitation over coronavirus concerns : worldnews

China's Global Times trolls US, says: 'US should stand with Minnesota violent protesters as it did with HK rioters : worldnews
Trudeau: Canadians watching US unrest and police violence in shock and horror

Launch provides Trump moment to relish during difficult week (check the photo-op and the hair)

Pelosi calls Trump's decision to withdraw US from WHO 'an act of extraordinary senselessness' : politics
Amid Global Pandemic -- With Nearly 363,000 Dead -- Trump Terminates US Ties With the World Health Organization. "When every single country in the world is able to work with the WHO, except for one whose president advocates treating coronavirus with bleach and UV light, who do you think is at fault?"

FBI's top lawyer, Dana Boente, ousted amid Fox News criticism for role in Flynn investigation - Boente was asked to resign on Friday and two sources familiar with the decision to dismiss him said it came from high levels of the Justice Department rather than directly from FBI Director Christopher Wray (guess who?)

Supreme Court, in 5-4 Decision, Rejects Church's Challenge to Shutdown Order (the four evil rockheads voted for you to die but Roberts didn't want to look like a total fucker)
Roberts Upholds COVID-19 Restrictions on Churches, Scolds Kavanaugh : politics
One Vote From Wisconsin - Lawyers, Guns & Money (Kavafucked)

Trump is Not Built For These Times : politics
Trump said not a word to soothe a smoldering country. It's time for Biden to step up
Op-Ed: Trump's latest executive order doesn't protect free speech. It attacks it : politics

Former top Justice Department official warns Trump may 'not cede power' : politics

What ACLU Says Was Trump Call to "Literally Murder Protesters," Facebook Says Doesn't Violate Standards. "Facebook has once again failed to act against an explicit violation of its own rules and has allowed the violent and racist post to remain up." : politics
Trump can't contain his excitement about protesters being 'really badly hurt'

George Floyd's brother says Trump didn't give him 'the opportunity to even speak' in conversation : politics (he talked about himself and hung up)

Pentagon puts military police on alert to go to Minneapolis (how the Trump dicktatorship starts)
Trump threatens to violate posse comitatus, using military force to "do what has to be done" to quell disturbances : politics
Trump is at war with the truth, not Twitter : politics - Trump is at war with reality.

Trump demands Republican convention 'with no masks or social distancing' despite coronavirus pandemic : politics
North Carolina governor: Trump insisted on full convention with no face masks or social distancing : politics (Die for me, suckers!)

Trump forgets a key rule: don't make up discussions with real people : politics (Trump makes shit up all the time)
The White House podium has lost its meaning : politics - It's like an undereducated, fascist open-mike poetry slam now.

From AIDS to Covid-19: Trump's decades of spreading dangerous misinformation about disease outbreaks

Protests in at least 30 cities across the USA - Lawyers, Guns & Money
George Floyd: Curfews are piling up ahead of another night of unrest across America - CNN
Opinion | George Floyd's Death, Protests, Coronavirus: America Is a Tinderbox - The New York Times - Scenes from a country in free fall.
George Floyd protest live updates from Minneapolis, Atlanta, New York City
The death of George Floyd: What video and other records show about his final minutes
George Floyd and Minneapolis Protests: Live Updates - The New York Times - undefined
Trump threatens White House protesters with 'vicious dogs and most ominous weapons' : politics
Some fascist wank material from President Toughguy - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... The biggest problem we have at the moment is that 40% of the American voting population affirmatively wants an authoritarian white supremacist as president. That is the only kind of candidate that can win the Republican presidential nomination for the foreseeable future ...
Trump rages at 'haters' after uproar at his threat to shoot looters in Minnesota : politics
ACLU: Trump's Looting and Shooting Tweet Suggested That Law Enforcement 'Should Literally Murder Protestors'
Race-Baiter Donald Trump Is America's THUG-in-Chief. The president routinely endorses and encourages police brutality, vilifies non-violent protesters of color and spits out racist views.
White House Locked Down Due to George Floyd Protesters : politics
Fin Gomez on Twitter: "The protest then headed to in front of the White House. A protester was taken by the USSS in front of Pennsylvania Ave into an adjacent federal building. Unclear what he did.A couple men then splintered off from the group and spray painted "Fuck Trump" on the building (deawfs the reopen maga-crowd)

Rage over George Floyd's death spreads to multiple U.S. cities : politics
Clean-up begins after night of violence in Atlanta
Gripped by disease, unemployment and outrage at the police, America plunges into crisis - The Washington Post

Cops Are Fascists - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Funny how a president spending four years demonizing the media could inspire rioting cops to target journalists on camera.
Christopher Bishop on Twitter: "This just happened on live tv. Wow, what a douche bag." / Twitter (fucker cops love Trump fucker)

US Border Patrol Denounced as 'Rogue Agency' for Using Predator Drone to Spy on Minneapolis Protests : politics
'Massive eruption,' like Minneapolis protests, is what drives change: Experts : politics
How Violent Protests Change Politics | The New Yorker
This rage isn't just for George Floyd - It's or every victim of the police like him.
Maybe We Should Stop Giving the Minneapolis Police Military Equipment : politics ... Mayor Lightfoot: "I'm not Michelle Obama"
Minneapolis Police Union President Allegedly Wore a "White Power Patch" and Made Racist Remarks ... According to a Star Tribune investigation, he has been the subject of at least 20 internal-affairs complaints during his three decades there, though all but three were closed without discipline.
How Western media would cover Minneapolis if it happened in another country - The Washington Post
Cops Kill Because We Gave Them The Legal Framework to Do It : politics
How the Supreme Court Lets Cops Get Away With Murder : politics

'No Blame?' ABC News finds 54 cases invoking 'Trump' in connection with violence, threats, alleged assaults. : politics

George Floyd protests: Trump says 'MAGA loves the black people' after being accused of stoking racial violence : politics
Minnesota Officials Link Arrested Looters to White Supremacist Groups : politics
Minnesota National Guard to be fully mobilized; Walz said 80 percent of rioters not from MN : news
Trump says those protesting George Floyd death are 'Antifa and the radical left' : politics
Far-Right Infiltrators and Agitators in George Floyd Protests: Indicators of White Supremacists
It Looks as if white people are sabotaging the #BLM protests - Lawyers, Guns & Money
????Black????Aziz????aNANsi???? on Twitter: "My heart hurts watching this. I don't know what their motive is or who organized these white people to come out, but they don't care about us. That one woman is about to burst into tears and they won't even look at her..." / Twitter (KKK riots so you'll think black people did it)
Right-Wing 'Race War' Wannabes Could Make Police Protests Go Nuclear (don't miss the Trump/Manson gif at the top of the thread)

Lawyer: Wife Of Charged Ex-MPD Officer Derek Chauvin Files For Divorce
Chicago Mayor Has Harsh Words for Trump After 'Thugs' Tweet: 'It's Two Words: It Begins with F and Ends With You' : politics
Fox News Reporter Taunted With "Fuck Fox News" Chants as Protests Continue Nationwide
LMPD officer fires pepper balls at WAVE 3 News reporter during Louisville protest
Police investigating after video shows mounted patrol officer trample protester in downtown Houston : news
Rep. Joyce Beatty, Columbus City Council President Hardin pepper-sprayed during protest : news
Peaceful Tallahassee protests marred after truck hits demonstrators : news (KKK white supremacist nazi)
Records show arrests so far are mostly Minnesotans during riots | - Hennepin County Jail records show the vast majority of those arrested for rioting, unlawful assembly and burglary are Minnesotans.

Older black voters have a 2020 dream: huge turnout, new president : politics

Trump quietly vetoes measure that would have made it easier for defrauded students to obtain debt relief : politics (covering De Vos crooked ass)

Newly Released Transcripts Show Michael Flynn Betrayed the United States | His lying is the least of it. : politics
This is Exactly What Collusion Looks Like : Attorneys Say Declassified Flynn-Kislyak Docs Confirm Flynn's Guild (wait, Fox, Solomon and the Hill-Fuckers told us it was Obamagate!)
Michael Flynn transcripts released, calls with Russian diplomat detailed : politics (released Friday night, of course and Flynn really did say "tit for tat")
Mueller Memos Part 7: These documents reveal what people close to the President told Mueller's team about Trump and Russia

The Trump administration has appointed a controversial Republican donor and businessman to head the U.S. consulate general in Bermuda, bypassing bipartisan opposition to his nomination to be a U.S. ambassador. : politics
Trump has given record proportion of ambassador jobs to his own backers; President has used ambassadorships to reward rich, inexperienced supporters, figures show, including hotelier and designer : politics
The Trump administration is denying career diplomats the chance at ambassadorships and packing the jobs with unqualified appointees : politics

u/MightyMorph details how any progress made by black people in America has been thwarted from the Civil War up to the Nixon era. : bestof

RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel repeatedly voted by mail before suing California for expanding the practice | Records show McDaniel voted by mail. Sound familiar? So did Kayleigh McEnany. So did Kellyanne Conway. So did Trump : politics
Three top Texas GOP officials who oppose expanding mail-in voting have each used it : politics

Jared Kushner is a Know Nothing -- not just because he has failed on so many fronts

'If You Want to End Unrest, End the Conditions That Create It,' Declares Ocasio-Cortez Amid Nationwide Protest : politics

Team Biden on Klobuchar: 'We Need to Avoid Her' (the Kloburer)

Police say suspect threatened to kill father of ranking house Dem unless she resigned - Ohio Capital Journal

Kris Kobach Is Back, and a Kansas Senate Seat May Be Up for Grabs - The New York Times

A 68 year old woman and her son are violently arrested for loading their new TV into their car. : pics

Younger whites are less racially prejudiced than older whites. But among those who are prejudiced, young whites rely on old-fashioned stereotypes, adopt notions of "reverse discrimination" and are much less likely to support racial equality policies than older, prejudiced Whites.

Procrastinators often forget to do things that they intended to do, especially if they're unaware of their procrastination

a humpback whale was found dead in amazon rainforest : WTF (scroll down for how redit works)


New milestone: the world's largest all-electric plane just had its first successful flight and it's a huge step towards reducing carbon emissions

Trump says the U.S. will cut ties with World Health Organization : worldnews (baby Trump smashing all his toys)
Coronavirus: Donald Trump 'terminates' relationship with World Health Organisation : Coronavirus - "Madness and terrifying both at the same time. The US government has gone rogue at a time of humanitarian emergency"

MA COVID-19 Data 5/29/20 : boston
95,512 Cases Total in MA; 617 New Cases : CoronavirusMa - 9422 new tests; 6.5% positive - 78 new deaths; 6718 total - -121 hospital; -44 ICU - Positive cases 7 day average (vs yesterday): 7.7% (vs 8.1%) - Positive case change since 4/15: -73% (vs -72%)

Brookline Braces For As Many As 300 Potential Teacher Layoffs, Setting Stage For Uncertain Fall | Edify

A befuddling phenomenon: Why are Bostons Asians underrepresented in coronavirus cases and deaths?

Has the Pandemic Peaked?

CDC analysis finds evidence to suggest that limited U.S. community transmission likely began in late January or early February 2020, after a single importation from China, followed by multiple importations from Europe. : science
COVID-19 Resurgence Model expects disease activity to resurge rapidly and ICUs to quickly reach capacity when number of contacts between persons returns to >50% of normal, in absence of improved capacity for testing and contact tracing : science

Coronavirus Antibody Testing Shows Lower Fatality Rate For Infection : Shots - Health News : NPR
Memory loss, gnarled fingers, panic attacks: COVID-19 didn't kill these Americans, but many might never be the same : Coronavirus ... So basically everyone in America will have a pre existing condition. ... Insurance companies: YAY!!!!!
Covid-19: the role of vitamin D - podcast | Science | The Guardian
Coronavirus: Monkeys 'escape with COVID-19 samples' after attacking lab assistant | World News | Sky News

White House and CDC remove coronavirus warnings about choirs in faith guidance - The Washington Post (he's killing his base)

C.D.C. Suggests Big Changes to Offices: Temperature Checks and Desk Shields - The New York Times - Temperature checks, desk shields and no public transit:

Detroit reports first day without COVID-19 deaths since March : Coronavirus
Wisconsin reports record number of new coronavirus cases, deaths - Wisconsin saw a record number of new coronavirus cases and deaths, two weeks after the stats Supreme Court struck down its stay-at-home order.
Alabama coronavirus cases surge to new high as state reopens : Coronavirus
California is reopening too quickly, posing 'very serious risk,' health officer warns : Coronavirus
A California county, which was one of the first places to reopen in the state, is now the first county to backtrack on its reopening after an outbreak of COVID-19 : Coronavirus
Positive COVID-19 patient was at crowded Lake of the Ozarks bars over Memorial Day weekend : Coronavirus

Inside an Extraordinary G.O.P. Event: Pressing Flesh and Kissing Babies -- AgainAt the South Carolina event, attended by Senators Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott, there were few masks and no social distancing -- and that was the point.

Troll farms from Macedonia and the Philippines pushed coronavirus disinformation on Facebook

Thousands of Dutch Covid-19 patients likely have permanent lung damage, doctor says : worldnews

Boris Johnson gags medical experts to stop them discussing Dominic Cummings row : worldnews

World's biggest lockdown to push 12 million into extreme poverty (India)

New Zealand is down to just one active coronavirus case : worldnews

Spain reports first suspected imported coronavirus cases since March, in travellers from U.S : worldnews
Spain approves national minimum income : worldnews

Trudeau not ruling out idea of four-day work week to boost economy post-coronavirus : worldnews

Taiwan grand justices rule adultery no longer a crime : worldnews

China says non-peaceful action on Taiwan is last resort. China will use all means to prevent Taiwanese independence from China, the ruling Communist Party's third most senior leader said on Friday. : worldnews
Beijing's new Hong Kong security law is the 'last straw' for some global firms : worldnews

More than two dozen North Korean bankers charged in $2.5 billion money-laundering scheme : worldnews (hahha in America)

These women say they had miscarriages. Now they're in jail for abortion. "Seven months pregnant, Manuela... said she miscarried ... in rural El Salvador. But the police, and a judge, didn't believe her. They charged and convicted her for aggravated homicide, sentencing her to 30 years in prison." : worldnews (religion and men are the problem)

Family of Harry Dunn to bring private prosecution against Dominic Raab - Foreign secretary did not have the authority to allow driver of the car that killed the 19-year-old to return to US, relatives say : worldnews

This former intelligence official was a hero. He's now the target of a brutal campaign by MBS.

Outflanked XVII: A $2400 Fistful of Outflankening - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Thanks to the $1200 payment Democrats made much broader and the $2400/month unemployment Senate Dems led by Ron Wyden and Michael Bennet pushed through, disposable incomes actually took a historic leap upward during the worst economic depression in nearly a century:
Matthew Yglesias on Twitter: "Weird how Democrats keep helping low income people by accident" / Twitter

Hey, media: Trump's massive pandemic failure is still happening -- it's not in the past (

Donald Trump: The Most Mendacious President in U.S. History | The New Yorker
The Karen in Chief : politics

A Dangerous Turning Point -- Trump's erratic, dangerous response to the coronavirus crisis has sent an unmistakable message: better thousands die than I lose in November.

Tiffany C. Li on Twitter: "If I'm reading this correctly, the EO claims tech platforms are doing something they're not, in violation of an incorrect interpretation of law, and tasks agencies it can't task to look into the things that aren't being done that wouldn't be wrong. Anything I missed?

Trump says right-wing voices are being censored. The data says something else : politics

Twitter hides Trump tweet for 'glorifying violence' : worldnews
Taylor Swift Blasts Trump for "Shooting" Tweet - "We Will Vote You Out in November. After stoking the fires of white supremacy and racism your entire presidency, you have the nerve to feign moral superiority before threatening violence?"
'I'm furious and you should be too' Biden condemns Trump tweet 'glorifying violence'
Twitter Places Warning on Trump Minneapolis Tweet, Saying It Glorified Violence - The New York Times
The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on Thursday condemned the string of police killings of unarmed African Americans and called for U.S. officers who use excessive force to be charged and convicted for their crimes : worldnews
If U.S. President Donald Trump goes ahead with his threat to close Twitter, the site can always relocate to Germany, a senior German official suggests : worldnews
Where does the phrase 'When the looting starts, the shooting starts' come from? Miami police chief Walter Headley in 1967 addressed his departments "crachdown on slum hoodlums"

Minneapolis protests live updates: Derek Chauvin charged with third-degree murder, manslaughter in death of George Floyd - The Washington Post
Arresting officer in George Floyd case taken into custody by BCA : news

'Do You Understand Now?' George Floyd Is Exactly Who Colin Kaepernick's Been Kneeling for All Along

CNN crew released from police custody after they were arrested live on air in Minneapolis - CNN
The Arrest of a Black CNN Reporter Is a New Flash Point in Minnesota : politics
The arrest of CNN reporters is a sign of American disintegration - The Washington Post
CNN Crew Is Arrested on Live Television While Covering Minneapolis Protests : politics
CNN Arrest Is What Actual Censorship Looks Like : politics
Arresting reporters at a protest is an affront to the First Amendment : politics ... CNN's entire ground team in Minneapolis was just arrested by state police on live TV without explanation ... (Minn. cops corrupt assholes forever)
Black CNN reporter arrested on air at protests over George Floyd killing : politics (haha, reporting while black)
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz apologizes for CNN team's "unacceptable" arrest as journalists released : politics (cops think they're Chinese)
Denver Post photographer struck twice by pepper balls during George Floyd protest Hyoung Chang, a 23-year veteran at The Denver Post, said an officer aimed at him : news (Trumpster cops rotten to the core)

Customs and Border Protection Is Flying a Predator Drone Over Minneapolis - VICE - The surveillance drone is flying in a circle above the city, which has broken out in protests over the police killing of George Floyd.

Trump's tweet that got tagged for 'glorifying violence' used a phrase from a 1960s cop whose policies started a race riot : politics
This Tweet violated the Twitter Rules about glorifying violence.
If Cops Shoot Looters | The president's tweet violated his oath to protect and defend the nation's supreme lawa
Donald Trump calls Minneapolis protesters "thugs" and threatens to shoot looters

Clinton blasts Trump for threatening 'shooting' in Minneapolis. 'That is so wrong'
Biden: Trump's 'calling for violence against American citizens'
Trump just threatened to have looters shot. Biden urged calm. That says it all. - The Washington Post
Pelosi says George Floyd was 'murdered on TV'

George Floyd death: Police officers to be investigated for federal crimes : politics
Prosecutor Appears to Reference a Law That Makes the Death Penalty Possible for Cops in George Floyd Case : politics
The Minneapolis police officer who knelt on George Floyd's neck had 18 previous complaints against him, police department says : news
Minneapolis Banned Warrior-Style Police Training. Its Police Union Kept Offering It Anyway. | The union's resistance to reform is coming under renewed scrutiny after the killing of George Floyd. (tough-guy macho-man superhero racist fucker cops)
Protesters torch Minneapolis police station in violent night
As Minneapolis Protests Over Killing of George Floyd Intensify, Trump Threatens to Send in Military With Green Light to Open Fire: "The president of the United States is threatening to use live fire on his own citizens." : politics
Chris Hayes on Floyd protests: This is what Trump's America has wrought. There is no plan from the president. Not the pandemic. Not the economic crisis. Not the societal inequities. Not predatory policing. Not the protests in Minnesota. Nothing except to make it all worse : politics
Trump Previously Blamed 'Weak Leadership' in Washington for Ferguson Riots and Looting in 2014 : politics (yeah, Republicans really did elect a confederate asshole racist from Queens)
Minneapolis Mayor Hits Back at Trump's Attacks: Weakness Is Blaming Others in Time of Crisis
Leaked video: GOP Senate candidate told black leaders it's pointless to call out Trump racism : politics

Floyd, Arbery, and Cooper provide lessons in terror - Los Angeles Times

7 shot in downtown Louisville at Breonna Taylor protest. Heres what we know

Protest in downtown Columbus broken up after demonstrators breach Ohio Statehouse

Protests in Minnesota Renew Scrutiny of Klobuchar's Record as Prosecutor - Amy Klobuchar, now being considered as a potential vice-presidential candidate, oversaw several cases involving police shootings in Minneapolis during her years as a prosecutor ("tough on crime" Amy)
Eschaton: Lies - Amy Klobuchar
Eschaton: Wow Cops Lie?!?!? - Hopefully (doubtfully) this leaves a lasting impression on our media outlets.
Abby D. Phillip on Twitter: "You can compare this statement with the live footage of this arrest" / Twitter (like a parallel universe or something)
By an amazing coincidence, George Floyd had a fatal heart attack while Derek Chauvin was "kneeling" on (or very near!) his neck - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Biden isn't an "anyone but Trump" alternative. He is a positive choice to restore integrity and decency to the White House.

Trump violating law by not updating budget, outside experts say : politics (meanwhile, you're not allowed to know how bad he's fucked the economy)

Trump denies criticizing Biden for wearing face mask, asks reporter to take his off : politics

'Rich Mitch' Bashed In New Republican Lincoln Project Ad As Kentucky Suffers | After 35 years, Kentuckians are still waitin' for the kind of opportunities Mitch worked so hard to giv3e himself," chides the spot's folksy narrator.
Trump loyalist Lindsey Graham locked in dead heat with Democratic challenger in red South Carolina : politics (Flimsy-Dimsy and Suzie-Doozy going down)
Lindsey Graham abandons the pretense of an independent judiciary : politics
2020 Swing Seats - Google Sheets (good snapshot of democracy)

Roger Stone ordered to report to prison by June 30 : politics

Mailing of ballots to all voters in Las Vegas area puts sharp focus on election safeguards - The Washington Post

Satirical websites are testing Facebook's policy on not being the 'arbiter of truth' by running false headlines claiming Mark Zuckerberg is dead or abusive : politics ... Ok, let's be really clear here -- most of the stuff on this site is made up. So we're a bit like The Daily Telegraph or The Daily Mail, just with slightly longer words
Zuckerberg called a pedophile after saying social media shouldn't fact check

Missouri governor: 'Don't go out and vote' if you don't feel safe from coronavirus : Coronavirus - At any time during this pandemic, politicians could have implemented and guaranteed policies that ensure fair, transparent, and inclusive elections. -- They did not.

Laura Ingraham Tells Black Americans That Trump Understands Police Violence Because of Russia Probe

Journalists React to Shocking Layoff of CBS News White House Legend Mark Knoller: An Irreplaceable Institution

What Weve Learned From Recent Jeffrey Epstein Allegations

Hertz Is Bankrupt, and the Effects Will Flow Throughout the Car Business

Inside Kylie Jenner's web of lies -- and why she's no longer a billionaire (never was, their brand is lying)
Forbes Says Kylie Jenner Is No Billionaire in New Report

An immunotherapy for metastatic pancreatic cancer has led to an "ongoing, duralb of a potential coronavirus vaccine, saying theree, complete response" in a human patient 6 months after treatment. The therapy, based on a type of white blood cell called natural killer cells, was successful in a phase 1 clinical trial and is entering phase 2 trials. : science


MA COVID-19 Data 5/28/20 : boston
94,895 Cases Total in MA; 675 New Cases : CoronavirusMa - 10,179 new tests; 6.6% positive (I'd round to 7% but CMON!) -- 93 new deaths; 6,640 total deaths - +6 hospital; -27 ICU - Positive cases 7 day average (vs yesterday): 8.1% (vs 8.5%) - Positive case change since 4/15: -72% (vs -71%)

Mass. reports 675 new coronavirus cases, 93 new deaths as key metrics trend generally downward - The Boston Globe

For the first time, state divulges death toll by nursing home, and more than 80 have 20 or more COVID-19 deaths - The Boston Globe

Will coronavirus end? Covid-19 may become endemic and last years - The Washington Post - Embracing that reality is crucial to the next phase of Americas pandemic response, experts say.
The Future is COVID-19 - Lawyers, Guns & Money
The (gender) politics of COVID-19 - Lawyers, Guns & Money

u/paracelsusPATBH lays out comprehensive list of US government actions that led to failed response for COVID19 : bestof
When hard data are 'heartbreaking; : Testing blitz in San Francisco shows Covid-19 struck mostly low-wage workers
Reducing transmission of SARS-CoV-2 | Science

In Video Rant, Pa. Democrat Accuses Callous Republicans of Hiding Lawmaker's Coronavvirus Diagnosis. 'You Belong in Jail'
Brian Sims on Twitter: "SHOCKED! I never thought I'd see a day like this
Pa. House Democrats say they were in the dark for a week about Republican's positive coronavirus test (they told him to walk around a cough on dems)
The Republican Party is a remorseless nest of sociopaths - Lawyers, Guns & Money -- Republican legislators in Pennsylvania informed their own conference but not their Democratic colleagues that one of their representatives had tested positive for COVID-19:
Callous liars: Pennsylvania Democrats say GOP put them at risk by hiding members positive covid-19 test
Eschaton: The Best People
Brett Banditelli ???? on Twitter: "PA GOP: *Covers up COVID-19 diagnosis* Media: PA Democrats ACCUSE GOP of covering up COVID-19 diagnosis" / Twitter

Sorry, no mask allowed: Some businesses pledge to keep out customers who cover their faces -- Kevin Smith, owner of the Liberty Tree Tavern in Elgin, Tex., put up a sign banning customers from wearing face masks inside his bar

'The most heart-wrenching report I have ever read': Nurses neglected soiled residents and reused IV equipment in Canadian nursing homes : worldnews (virus uncovered a lot of bad shit)

New York Gov. Cuomo signs executive order that allows store owners the right to ban any customer that enters without wearing a mask. : news

Masks helped keep Japan's COVID-19 death toll low, says expert panel : worldnews

Riot police deployed across Hong Kong as U.S.-China tensions rise : worldnews

China's parliament has approved a new security la w : politics
for Hong Kong which would make it a crime to undermine Beijing's authority in the territory. : worldnews
China brands Canada 'accomplice' of US, as Huawei's Meng Wanzhou loses bid to have extradition case thrown out
The U.S. has certified that Hong Kong is no longer politically autonomous from China : worldnews
Lawyers for a student activist have lodged a formal complaint demanding the University of Queensland dismiss the Chinese consul-general in Brisbane from an adjunct professor position, over comments "praising violence" against peaceful campus protesters.
India says China has moved 10,000 troops and equipment into Indian territory after border skirmish : worldnews

Anti-porn filters stop Dominic Cummings trending on Twitter : worldnews
Boris Johnson is tumbling in the polls after ignoring voter demands to sack Cummings for breaking lockdown rules : worldnews
Not safe to reopen all schools next week and government ignoring scientific advice, Independent Sage warns : worldnews

Israeli soldiers shoot holes in Palestinians water tanks : worldnews

Outcry in Iran over honour killing of 14 year old girl : worldnews

We Loved Each Other: Fauci Recalls Larry Kramer, Friend and NemesisIn public, the activist berated the infectious disease expert for federal inaction on AIDS. But their affection lasted decades and changed the course of the epidemic.

Eschaton: Gotta Mock Them - Unemployment levels were seen as insanely high at the beginning of the Great Recession. And then they barely dropped. And then they weren't seen as insane at all anymore. And then they weren't seen as a problem at all. 10% unemployment is going to look hilariously minor compared to what we have now.

The Ultrarich Don't Deserve Our Gratitude for Small Acts of Philanthropy

Breaking precedent, White House wont release formal economic projections this summer that would forecast extent of downturn
Breaking precedent, White House won't release formal economic projections this summer that would forecast extent of downturn (gee, a lot of stuff Refucks don't want you to know)
The Finance 202: The Fed has bracing news for anyone expecting a sharp economic rebound - The Washington Post
Americans have filed more than 40 million jobless claims in past 10 weeks, as another 2.1 million filed for benefits last week

Reminder: Trump Signed into Law the Warrantless FISA Surveillance That He's Railing Against

Mike Pompeo Is the Worst Secretary of State Ever : politics (the fatest head in politics)
Matt Ortega on Twitter: ""Chinese Exclusion Act" was already taken." / Twitter

The Psychopath in Chief - Tony Schwartz - Medium
Trump continues to claim broad powers he doesn't have
You cannot keep from getting swept up in Trumps agenda without a firm grasp on your own
u/PoppinKREAM gives several examples of President Trump inciting violence and praising authoritarian rulers : bestof

Trump's 'Horrifying Lies' About Lori Klausutis May Cross a Legal Line -- innuendo about the death of a congressional staffer in 2001 could lead to a costly court judgment against him.
Donald Trump just issued his most serious threat yet to free speech | - Twitter is well within their right to call out Trump's fabrication. Does he misunderstand the First Amendment?
Trump has told more than 16,000 lies during his presidency. Now he's trying to silence those who correct him.
Trump expected to sign executive order that could threaten punishment against Facebook, Google and Twitter over allegations of political bias
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Responds to Trump: "We'll Continue to Point Out Incorrect or Disputed Information About Elections"
Donald Trump's move against Twitter factchecking could backfire : technology
It looks like Trump's executive order targeting Facebook and Twitter got leaked online : politics ("leaked" = "test the waters")
Trump Prepares Order to Limit Social Media CompaniesProtectionsThe move is almost certain to face a court challenge and signals the latest salvo by President Trump to crack down on online platforms.
Zuckerberg Says Twitter Is Wrong to Fact-Check Trump
Facebook is awful and Mark Zuckerberg is one of the worst people in the world - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Romney, Cheney call out Trump for repeating baseless conspiracy theory about MSNBC host : politics
It only took two hours for Trump's administration to contradict his threat to shut down Twitter : politics

Jay Inslee Says Trump Should Be Removed From Office for His Disastrous COVID-19 Response | The Washington state governor compares Trump's conronavirus denialism to FDR's "saying that Pearl Harbor was a hoax and that the Japanese were going to surrender miraculously the next Monday"

Presidential Poll: Biden leads Trump 50-39 nationally : politics
GOP operatives worry Trump will lose both the presidency and Senate majority - CNNPolitics
Why Donald Trump is losing it: Because he's on the road to a general election loss ("loss" = jail/escape to Moscow)
Trump's tweets have 'deteriorated' because heknows he faces 'landslide defeat' : Financial Times columnist
The real nightmare scenario for this falls elections
Barr appoints Texas prosecutor to review Obama officials 'unmasking' requests

U.S. taxpayersvirus relief went to firms that avoided U.S. taxes

Trump retweets a video saying the only good Democrat is a dead Democrat

An ABC correspondents Biden mask tweet shows how mainstream media get played by the right-wing (Brit Hume is a rightwing asshole)
Terry Moran on Twitter: "Do you think this is a good look for a President of the United States? Or do you think this is a bad look for a President of the United States?" / Twitter
Is Our Media Learning? - Lawyers, Guns & Money (no)
Joe Biden Posts Powerful Message on Shared Grief of 100,000 Coronavirus Deaths
Famed Democratic pollster: Warren as VP would lead to Biden victory - POLITICO - Contrary to conventional wisdom, Stan Greenberg says the Massachusetts senator would bring the biggest political upside

Graham urges senior judges to step aside before November election so Republicans can fill vacancies - The Washington Post (Flimsy Dimsy)

The Federalist Society's network is now pushing the myth of voter fraud.
Trump could have voted in person in Florida this year but chose not to : politics
Trump's claim he couldn't vote in person debunked: He drove by poll site six times but voted by mail | Trump claims he had to vote by mail, because he was busy at the White House. He was actually golfing in Florida
White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany, who has promoted conspiracy theories about mail-in voting fraud, voted by mail 11 times over the last 10 years : politics

Eschaton: The Best People - One maddening thing about Democratic politics is that the worst fucking people in the world won't just go away. -- Rahm Emanuel is having regular conversations with presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his top advisers about economic policy, the selection of a running mate and the political machinations of taking on President Donald Trump (next, Mark Penn)

Eschaton: Can't Wait For The Henry Kissinger Obit - How does anybody give this newspaper money.
Roy Edroso on Twitter: "Oh fuck you @nytimes fuuuuck yooooou #ripLarryKramer" / Twitter

Amy Klobuchar declined to prosecute officer at center of George Floyd's death after previous conduct complaints
AOC and Ilhan Omar call for police officer who knelt on George Floyd's neck to be charged with murder
On Rioting - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Once again, yesterday demonstrated that white people are far more concerned with the property of wealthy corporations than they are with the lives of black people
On Rioting and Police Abolition - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Candace Owens says Black people act like a "trained chimpanzee" whenever a Black person is murdered by a white person
SoDakZak comments on Minneapolis Police killed an innocent man yesterday. His name was George Floyd.

Amy Cooper once slammed friend for voting for Obama ("Central Park Karen" : Guardian said she's libtard with no evildence, turns out she's a literally insane Republican)

The Lincoln Project Turns Attention to McConnell in Effort Against GOP Senators : politics

New poll shows Sara Gideon leading Susan Collins by 9 points BDN Maine
GOP operatives worry Trump will lose both the presidency and Senate majority : politics

Dont Bother Learning to Code

Tim Kaine tests positive for coronavirus antibodies - POLITICO

The Mall of America hasn't paid its mortgage in two months : news

Johnstown Flood 2: New Gilded Age Boogaloo - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Oldest 'nearly complete' HIV genome found in forgotten tissue sample from 1966 : worldnews

Researchers at the University of Southampton have shown that an extinction event 360 million years ago, that killed much of the Earth's plant and freshwater aquatic life, was caused by a brief breakdown of the ozone layer that shields the Earth from damaging ultraviolet (UV) radiation. : science

US: Transgender sports inclusion violates others' rights : news

The Dark Core of Personality -- D-Factor : Egoism, Machiavellianism, Moral Disengagement, Narcissism, Psychological Entitlement, Psychopathy, Sadism, Self-Interest, Spitefulness.

What harmful things are being taught to children? : AskReddit


'Billions of years of evolutionary history' under threat: Scientists say more than 50 billion years of cumulative evolutionary history could be lost as humans push wildlife to the brink. : worldnews
Greta Thunberg Mocks Alberta Minister Who Said COVID-19 Is a 'Great Time' For Pipelines ... energy minister Sonya Savage said bans on public gatherings will allow pipeline construction to occur without protests.
Rio Tinto blasts 46000 year old Aboriginal site to expand iron ore mine : worldnews

U.S. on cusp of marking at least 100K deaths from virus
Where U.S. coronavirus cases are on the rise - Reuters - Twenty U.S. states reported an increase in new cases of COVID-19 for the week ended May 24, up from 13 states in the prior week, as the death toll from the novel coronavirus approaches 100,000 ... Alabama had the biggest weekly increase at 28%, Missouri's new cases rose 27% and North Carolina's 26% ... New cases in Georgia, one of the first states to reopen, rose 21% after two weeks of declines.
Coronavirus deaths in America has just exceeded the total US deaths in wars since WWII (~102K), and are quickly approaching the total deaths sustained in WWI (116K). : Coronavirus

America's response to coronavirus pandemic is 'incomprehensibily incohereent' says historian who studied the 1918 flu

Dr. Anthony Fauci says a second wave of coronavirus is 'not inevitable' : Coronavirus
Fauci says data is against hydroxychloroquine as coronavirus treatment

MA COVID-19 Data 5/27/20 : boston
94,220 Cases Total in MA; 527 New Cases : CoronavirusMa - 6663 new tests; 8% positive - 74 new deaths; 6547 total - -2 hospital; - 4 ICU - Positive cases 7 day average (vs yesterday): 8.5% (vs 8.6%) - Positive case change since 4/15: -71% (vs -70%)

New research rewrites history of when Covid-19 took off in the U.S.and points to missed chances to stop it
Antibody tests for Covid-19 wrong half the time, CDC says - CNN
AP-NORC poll: Half of Americans would get a COVID-19 vaccine (and half wouldn't bc hoax virus causes even more stupidity)
Research out of Finland: Dogs Can Smell Covid-19 : Coronavirus
Public Disclosure of COVID-19 Cases Is More Effective than Lockdowns : Coronavirus
Antibody Tests Point To Lower Death Rate For The Coronavirus Than First Thought : Coronavirus
Transmission of the coronavirus is 20x lower in outdoor settings, viral load lower as well : Coronavirus

5G Conspiracy Theorists purchase 128 mb USB sticks for $350 : Coronavirus

D.C. will likely reopen Friday after city changes key thresholds for reopening - The Washington Post

Two weeks after court scraps Safer at Home, Wisconsin sets record for new coronavirus cases and deaths : Coronavirus (so many lessons that won't be learned, comments are scary)
Kenosha, Wisconsin: 7 food, beverage servers test positive for COVID-19 in county : Coronavirus
Michigan's 7-day average for new coronavirus cases is lowest in 2 months
Kentucky has had 913 more pneumonia deaths than usual since Feb 1, suggesting COVID has killed many more than official death toll of 391. Similar unaccounted for spike in pneumonia deaths in surrounding states [local paper, paywall] : Coronavirus
"We're surging:" Alabama reports largest COVID-19 increases to date
Texas bar owner bans customers from wearing masks inside : Coronavirus
Gov. Northam announces statewide mask mandate to begin Friday : Coronavirus
Reopened SC church closes again after members exposed to coronavirus at services : Coronavirus

Opinion | There Are 3 Things We Have to Do to Get People Wearing Masks - The New York Times - Persuasion works better than compulsion.

Just 40% of self-identified GOPers in newly released Gallup data said that the coronavirus' mortality rate was higher than that of seasonal flu : Coronavirus

Taiwan was so ready for the pandemic that it only had 7 deaths compared to America's 100,000+ : Coronavirus

Canada had under 1000 new cases today for the first time since March 29 : Coronavirus

Excess mortality back to normal levels in most european countries : Coronavirus
Civil registry data in spain reveals 43000 more deaths than the statistically expected at this time of the year, making the 27000 official covid-19 deaths probably a very short estimate. (source in spanish) : Coronavirus

Boris Johnson's approval rating drops more than 20 points in four days amidst Dominic Cummings saga : worldnews

Military alleges horrific conditions, abuse in pandemic-hit Ontario (Canada) nursing homes : worldnews

France bans use of hydroxychloroquine to cure coronavirus : worldnews
Active cases in Germany falls to under 10,000. : Coronavirus

New Zealand has no Covid-19 patients in hospital and only 21 active cases remain : worldnews

Japan Ends Coronavirus Emergency With 850 Deaths and No Lockdown : worldnews

Mass Testing in Wuhan Uncovers Over 200 Asymptomatic Covid-19 Cases : worldnews
YouTube Has Been Deleting Comments Critical Of Chinese Communist Party For 6 Months, Calls It An 'Error' After Outrage
Chinese State Media quotes Hong Kong Police condemning demonstration before it occurs : worldnews
China removes phrase 'peaceful reunification' from Taiwan document.
Hundreds of riot police took up posts around Hong Kong's legislature overnight, as protests were expected on Wednesday over a bill criminalizing disrespect of China's national anthem and against plans by Beijing to impose national security laws : worldnews
China Says the UK Will "Pay Price" if Huawei is Booted Out of 5G Builds : worldnews

Khashoggi sons' pardon of his killers is 'final act of the parody of justice,' UN expert says : worldnews (Trump and Netanfuckyu pardoned Bonesaw)

American Politics Is Now Democrats Versus Authoritarians : politics (you mean Dems vs Nazis)

Trump Team Killed Rule Designed To Protect Health Workers From Pandemic Like COVID-19 : NPR

Dont Expect A Quick Recovery. Our Survey Of Economists Says It Will Likely Take Years. (Trumps says booming economy in two months)
Millennials are the unluckiest generation in U.S. history - The Washington Post - Millennials have faced the worst economic odds, and many will never recover (fucked by the boomers)

Donald Trump Will Risk Thousands Getting Sick So He Can Give a Big Convention Speech | So he wants thousands of people, most not wearing masks and scoffing at social distancing, to congregate. This will not end well. : politics

"This is so unfair to me" -- Trump Whines About His COVID-19 Victimhood as Campaign Flails | Raging at campaign
manager Brad Parscale and Joe Scarborough, Trump attempts a campaign reset. But "Trump can't pivot to a different strategy" because he's the problem
With 100,000 dead and 39 million out of work, Trump trolls the libs A staggering number of laid-off workers are receiving more money in unemployment benefits than they did from their jobs : Coronavirus

Trump asks reporter to remove mask, saying he's being 'politically correct'

Your election angst is real: Trump's gonna cheat and it could be total hell : politics
Why does Trump get away with everything? - The Washington Post

A Presidential Smear - WSJ - Trump imitates the Steele dossier in attacks on Joe Scarborough .... (Murdoch/WSJ)
Trump Smears Scarborough Because Republicans Reward Bullying
The Malignant Cruelty of Donald Trump - The Atlantic - The Malignant Cruelty of Donald Trump -- The president is defaming the memory of a woman who died nearly 20 years ago - and inflicting pain upon her family today.
Opinion: Twitter's refusal to delete Trump's tweets about Lori Klausutis is disgraceful : politics
Twitter labels Trump tweets as 'potentially misleading' for the first time
Trump accuses Twitter of 'interfering in the 2020 Presidential Election' after it fact-checked his false tweets about voting by mail : politics
Trump threatens to close down social media platforms which 'silence conservative voices' ... after Twitter posts warning under his tweet. President urges firms to 'Clean up your act, NOW!!!!!!!' without any apparent irony
Trump threatens shut down social media platforms after Twitter put a disinformation warning on his false tweets : politics
People are accusing Jack Dorsey of murder to test if Trump is receiving preferential treatment

The White House is getting *very* worried about the Senate majority : politics
Trump's 2016 campaign brass warns hes in trouble in 2020 -- Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie told the president he's down in swing states, prompting campaign chiefs in Arizona and Florida to travel to D.C.

Revealed: conservative group fighting to restrict voting tied to powerful dark money network : politics

Eli Lake's Omissions and Misleading Facts in Defense of Michael Flynn -- essay in Commentary (so why are Jewcons supporting Putin?)

Texas Supreme Court: Lack of immunity to coronavirus alone isn't enough for mail-in ballot (haha Tejas, vote and die)

DOJ Drops Insider Trading Investigation Into Kelly Loeffler: Report : politics (Barr says corruption is a Republican value)

Trump press secretary criticises Biden for following CDC guidance and wearing mask at Memorial Day service : politics
Why are you not burying him?: Trump allies fret over rising Biden threat

Man who hanged effigy of Kentucky governor fired from job : news

California DA launches investigation into Tara Reade testimony - POLITICO - We are investigating whether Ms. McCabe gave false testimony under oath (bitch going down)

CNBC Segment Explodes as Andrew Ross Sorkin Accuses Joe Kernen of Being in the Tank for Trump During Crisis: 100,000 PEOPLE DIED

Trump Said, 'I Have the Best Words.' Now They're Hers

Book claims Bill Clinton had an affair with Ghislaine Maxwell

There's an African American man threatening my life. -- Amy Cooper knew exactly what she was doing when she criminalized Black skin -- Entitled white women bet on the fear of Black men and Black people so they can use the police as a weapon.
Amy Cooper Is Fired After Calling Police on Black Birder in Central Park - The New York Times - Video of the incident touched off intense discussions about the history of black people being falsely reported to the police.
The police didn't retaliate back at these thugs with tear gas. : pics
New surveillance video shows moments leading up to George Floyd's arrest : news
'A Disgusting Display': Police Fire Rubber Bullets, Stun Grenades, and Tear Gas at Demonstrators Protesting Killing of George Floyd : politics
alwaysbevigilant comments on Minneapolis PD officer Derek Chauvin killed a man in handcuffs yesterday. His name was George Floyd ... Positional Asphyxia is a huge part of our training (killer copster knew exactly what he was doing)
4 Minneapolis Police Officers Fired Over George Floyd Death | HuffPost - The move comes after a video showed an officer kneeling on the neck of Floyd, an unarmed Black man, on Monday.

Louisiana cop fired for saying 'unfortunate' more black people didn't die of coronavirus : Coronavirus

The psychedelic psilocybin acutely induces region-dependent alterations in glutamate that correlate with ego dissolution during the psychedelic state, providing a neurochemical basis for how psychedelics alter sense of self, and may be giving rise to therapeutic effects witnessed in clinical trials. : science

[OC] The richest person in each state as of 2019 : dataisbeautiful (map of sickness)

Whistleblowers say Facebook has not warned investors about illegal activity, in new SEC complaintThe complaint, which was obtained by The Washington Post, includes dozens of pages of screenshots of opioids and other drugs for sale on Facebook and its photo-sharing site Instagram


Experts Warn Climate Change Is Already Killing Way More People Than We Record : worldnews
Governments have spent $8 trillion to help combat COVID-19 in just 10 weeks. $178 trillion will be needed in the coming decade to combat the effects of climate change, in order to aggressively reduce emissions to achieve the 1750C global warming goal. (Lancet) : science
Michael Moore film Planet of the Humans removed from YouTube | Michael Moore | The Guardian - British environmental photographer copyright claim prompts website to remove film that has been condemned by climate scientists

MA COVID-19 Data 5/26/20 : boston
93,693 Cases Total in MA; 422 New Cases : CoronavirusMa - 4,920 new tests; 9% positive - 57 new deaths; 6473 total - -24 hospital; -16 icu - Positive cases 7 day average (vs yesterday): 8.6% (vs 8.9%) - Positive case change since 4/15: -70% (vs -69%)

Improved personal hygiene prompted by COVID-19 lowers number of common cold patients : worldnews

'I'm looking for the truth': States face criticism for COVID-19 data cover-ups -- The public must be given complete and accurate information about the coronavirus pandemic, experts said. (the assumption is Republicans will lie, kill people, and get away with it)
An international example of bad judgment: Local officials stunned by raucous Memorial Day festivities

Harvard Researchers Find 'Inequality On Top Of Inequality' In COVID-19 Deaths : politics

Trudeau says he'll seek 10 days of paid sick leave for all workers : worldnews

There are no new confirmed deaths from Covid-19 in Ireland today : worldnews

Brazil surpasses U.S. in daily coronavirus death toll : worldnews

Zimbabwe plans to use traditional Chinese medicine to combat COVID-19, thanks visiting team of Chinese health officials : worldnews
China loses bid to run Israel's biggest desalination plant after U.S. pressure : worldnews
Senior Chinese diplomats have called for more "wolf warriors" to defend the country abroad despite warnings that this combative approach was likely to alienate the rest of the world.

Boris Johnson's approval rating drops more than 20 points in four days amidst Dominic Cummings saga : worldnews
Dominic Cummings: Minister Douglas Ross quits over senior aide's lockdown actions : worldnews

Alberta minister says it's a 'great time' to build a pipeline because COVID-19 restrictions limit protests against them

Costa Rica becomes first Central American country to legalize same-sex marriage : worldnews

Pelosi, Schumer, Pallone and Murray Joint Statement on the Trump Administration's Disappointing National Testing Strategy Report
Twitter Users Mock Trump For Claiming He's Getting 'Great' COVID-19 Reviews : politics
Trump Calls Marine Corps Veteran and Congressman an American Fraud on Memorial Day (Conor Lamb)

Trump should pull GOP convention from North Carolina, put in on cruise ships off the coast of Mar-a-Lago : politics

Trump shared a tweet mocking Biden for wearing a face mask in public in line with the CDC advice that the president routinely ignores

Pro-life but only if it doesn't h urt the economy

Worse Than a Pardon -- The decision to drop charges against Michael Flynn implicates the whole justice system.

Opinion | Twitter Must Cleanse the Trump Stain - The New York Times - The president is spreading a vile conspiracy theory on the platform. Maybe Twitter should finally hold him to its rules.

Disapproval of Donald Trump Climbs Higher As Coronavirus Death Toll Nears 100,000 in U.S. : politics
Disapproval of Donald Trump Climbs Higher As Coronavirus Death Toll Nears 100,000 in U.S. - average disapproval rating stood at 53.5 percent on Mondayputting it at its highest level since mid-January ... approval rating slumped to 42.7 percent (42% of Americans are evil zombie alien non-humans)
More than 40% of Republicans think Bill Gates will use COVID-19 vaccine to implant tracking chips, survey says : politics

Whatever the crisis, Republicans want another tax cut for the rich : politics
Corporate Immunity Is Longtime Focus of Conservative Movement : politics (corps are invulerable people)
"How the Trump White House Sees You": President's Economic Adviser Under Fire for Calling Workers "Human Capital Stock" : politics

"The reasons conservatives have raged against the virus lockdowns and hygiene restrictions are simple. They bind them and protect others." -- a summary of why Republicans are oppose the coranavirus pandemic response system, by new_brain_who_dis. : bestof

Lt. Gov. says Trump is preparing to question Michigan's 2020 election results if he loses

The voters Joe Biden needs to win the election, explained -- what a winning coalition looks like for Biden.
The general election scenario that Democrats are dreading - POLITICO - We are about to see the best economic data we've seen in the history of the country (economy will be booming in 3 months)

New Mexico may elect historic all-female U.S. House delegation : politics

4 officers fired after man dies in police custody in Minneapolis -
'World neeeded to see,' says woman who took video of man dying under officer's knee
Video shows Minneapolis cop with knee on neck of motionless, moaning man who later died : news
4 Minneapolis police officers fired following death of George Floyd : news

Amy Cooper: White woman apologizes after calling police on a black man in Central Park - CNN
Central Park Confrontation Goes Viral, as White Woman Calls Cops on Black Man Over Dog Leash NBC New York

Woman Is Fired After Calling Police on Black Man in Central Park : news
Bite the Big Apple - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Jessica Valenti on Twitter: "Bret Stephens and Bari Weiss are def fighting on text right now over who gets to write the Defense of Amy Cooper piece" / Twitter

Ahmaud Arbery killing being investigated as federal hate crime, family attorney says - CNN

"really shady fucking business" - Lawyers, Guns & Money - It is really, really long past time to stop giving Shaun King money for anything:

AskScience AMA Series: I'm Brian Greene, theoretical physicist, mathematician, and string theorist, and co-founder of the World Science Festival. AMA! : askscience

Women with Neandertal gene give birth to more children. One in three women in Europe inherited the receptor for progesterone from Neandertals -- a gene variant associated with increased fertility, fewer bleedings during early pregnancy and fewer miscarriages. : science

Where Do Eels Come From? | The New Yorker

Burned house horizon - Wikipedia


Everything Is Fine! - Lawyers, Guns & Money - COVID-19 crisis is child's play compared to the impending climate change crisis that is coming fast and hard.
'Many will starve': locusts devour crops and livelihoods in Pakistan. Farmers faced with worst plague in recent history say they have been left to fend for themselves : worldnews

Jacinda Ardern rides out 'quite a decent shake' as earthquake hits during live TV interview : worldnews

Bushfire royal commission: 'Black Summer' played out exactly as scientists predicted it would : worldnews

Memorial Day in America: 100,000 COVID-19 deaths surpass combined combat fatalities in Korea and Vietnam : politics

MA COVID-19 Data 5/25/20 : CoronavirusMa
93,271 Cases Total in MA; 596 New Cases : CoronavirusMa - 8188 new tests; 7% positive - 44 new deaths; 6416 total - -37 hospital; +28 icu - Positive cases 7 day average (vs yesterday): 8.9% (vs 9.1%) - Positive case change since 4/15: -69% (vs -68%) - 3 day average of hospitalizations: 2179 (vs 2243) - 3 day average of hospitalizations change since 4/15: -39% (vs -37%) - 3 day average of deaths: 67 (vs 69) 3 day average of deaths change since 4/15: -56% (vs -55%)
Mass. reports 44 new deaths, 596 new cases of coronavirus on Monday - The Boston Globe
With reopening comes the threat of a second wave of COVID-19, scientists warn - The Boston Globe
Karyn Polito Has Huge Party At Shrewsbury Mansion While Telling The Commoners To Socially Distance And Avoid Groups During Memorial Day Weekend - Turtleboy

United States posts lowest daily death count since March 29th : Coronavirus

Hydroxychloroquine: WHO suspends clinical trial of drug touted by Trump as 'coronavirus cure' over safety fears : politics
Vitamin D determines severity in COVID-19 so government advice needs to change, experts urge: Researchers from Trinity College Dublin point to changes in government advice in Wales, England and Scotland : worldnews
Can Current Recommendations on Sun Exposure Sufficiently Increase Serum Vitamin D Level?: One-Month Randomized Clinical Trial (no)
The true case fatality rate of COVID-19: An analytical solution : COVID19
COVID-19 Confirmed Case Incidence Age Shift to Young Persons Age 0-19 and 20-39 Years Over Time: Washington State March - April 2020 : COVID19
A Study on Infectivity of Asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 Carriers : COVID19
Coronavirus spread would dramatically drop if 80% of a population wore masks, AI researcher says : Coronavirus
Exercise as medicine for COVID-19: An ACE in the hole? : COVID19
Coronavirus antigen tests: quick and cheap, but too often wrong? : COVID19

Humans 'not meant to be alone': Many Americans haven't seen or touched another person in 3 months because of COVID-19 : Coronavirus

New York shoppers hound customer out of grocery store for not wearing mask in viral video : Coronavirus
McAuley on Twitter: "Staten Islanders with masks drive out non-mask wearing person in grocery store. #Coronavirus" / Twitter

Texas coronavirus cases rise as Houston mayor says "we're not equipped" to handle projected surge : Coronavirus

There's some blood in your grits from your hand which I bit - Lawyers, Guns & Money - cooking the books here: (Florida Repubicans lie cheat and crook you)
Lindsay Beyerstein on Twitter: "It's amazing how many disasters you can avoid by lying about the data. Until you can't." / Twitter

Wuhan Tests Nine Million People for Coronavirus in 10 Days - WSJ

From 500 hospitalisations at peak to only 8 the past 24 hours. Netherlands continues the declining trend even after reopening. : Coronavirus

Furious backlash after Boris Johnson defends aide's lockdown journey -- Tory MPs say they have received a wave of anger from constituents over Dominic Cummings' actions.

Anti-vaxxers, conspiracy theorists, and activists with very different political views have come together to voice their anger at Germany's pandemic measures. Anger has also been directed at Bill Gates as part of a conspiracy theory which claims he is responsible for the pandemic. : worldnews

Brazilian President called "killer" and "trash" by angry crowd in capital : worldnews
Brazilian mayor launches furious attack on 'stupid' Bolsonaro over coronavirus response : worldnews

164 workers test positive for COVID-19 at world's deepest mine : worldnews

SARS-CoV-2 lethality decreased over time in two Italian Provinces : COVID19

China official in Hong Kong says some protest acts 'terrorist in nature' : worldnews
Taiwan will provide the people of Hong Kong with "necessary assistance" President Tsai Ing-wen said, after a resurgence in protests in the Chinese ruled territory against newly proposed national security legislation from Beijing.

Netanyahu alleges 'coup attempt' as corruption trial opens: The Israeli prime minister's trial has kicked off, but he said he is only there as part of a conspiracy to "depose a strong, right-wing leader." Benjamin Netanyahu is accused of fraud and bribery : worldnews

The Four-Day Workweek - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The four-day workweek makes so much sense that of course we will never adopt it.

Trump Brag-Tweets that COVID-19 "Numbers" Are Declining. The Numbers Don't Say That

Memorial Day - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Donald Trump, the Most Unmanly President
Can we stop pretending Trump is fit to be president? - The Washington Post
L'Etat, C'est Trump - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Trump Sabotaged America's Recovery Even Before COVID-19 Began

Mike Pompeo is the number one evangelist of Trumpism in the world | When it comes to foreign policy, Pompeo's penchant for undermining America's credibility is top-notch

Trump threatens to pull Republican convention out of North Carolina - POLITICO - He demands a guarantee the convention will be allowed to go on as planned.

On weekend dedicated to war dead, Trump tweets insults, promotes baseless claims and plays golf : politics
Wow, 335 years of presidential salary? so f***ing much. : PoliticalHumor
Trump Flips Out After Biden Ad Rips Him For Golfing Amid Growing Death Toll : politics
Mail-in Voting Triggers an Unhinged Trump Rant : politics
Trump falsely claims 'thousands' of forgeries on mail-in ballots, despite his own commission not finding a single case of fraud : politics
The trouble with Trump registering Mar-a-Lago as his voter address : politics (the only real voter fraudster)

As Trump removes federal watchdogs, some loyalists replacing them have preposterous conflicts
Inside the secret talks to overhaul the Republican Party platform - Axios - For the past six months, top Trump campaign officials, reporting to Jared Kushner, have been working on a radical overhaul of the Republican Party platform. (1. cancel election; 2. Trump dicktataor for life)

The devious COVID-19 liability push: Mitch McConnell's push for coronavirus immunity would shield big businesses that hurt their workers

Wealthiest U.S. Hospitals Got Billions in Bailout for Struggling Health Providers: Twenty large chains received more than $5 billion in federal grants even while sitting on more than $100 billion in cash. : politics

University Leaders Are Failing - The Chronicle of Higher Education - Ronald Daniels (worst uni pres, J Hopkins overseen by capitalist overlords not academics)

Poll results: Trump and the 2020 presidential race - (Minnesota -- Biden 49%, Trump 44% (so pretty stupid)

Biden makes 1st in-person appearance in more than 2 months

Federal judge guts Florida law requiring felons to pay fines before they can vote : politics

Husband Of Reopen NC Leader Says He's 'Willing To Kill' To Stop 'New World Order' : politics

A Window Onto an American Nightmare | The New Yorker - As the homelessness crisis and the coronavirus crisis converge, what can we learn from one city's struggles

Trump losing to Biden among ket senior voters in Florida. - The Washington Post

Airbnb hosts are planning to sell off their properties because of the pandemic : news

TIL that for 5000 years, Europeans built huge magnificent cities, and lived in them, just to burn them to the ground every 75 years. People in current-day Romania, Bulgaria, Ukraine and the area, intentionally set their settlements on fire between 7000-2000 BC, for reasons still being researched. : todayilearned

String theory provides a microscopic description of the entropy of certain theoretical black holes

Physicist Brian Cox gave the most humble opinion on science vs religion : videos

ELI5, what exactly is "postmodernism"? : explainlikeimfive
TIL Despite publishing vast quantities of literature only three Mayan books exist today due to the Spanish ordering all Mayan books and libraries to be destroyed for being, "lies of the devil." : todayilearned

What do we really know about Irish mythology? Why isn't more well known? : AskHistorians


Remembering the Nearly 100,000 Lives Lost to Coronavirus in America - The New York Times
No words needed : PoliticalHumor
200 Epstein Coefficients - Lawyers, Guns & Money
The front page of today's New York Times : pics

MA COVID-19 Data 5/24/20 : boston
Mass. reports 1,013 new coronavirus cases, 68 new fatalities - The Boston Globe
New study says Massachusetts coronavirus rates are much higher than reported and could rise steeply - The Boston Globe
Bostonians Need to Practice Social Distancing For at Least 6 to 8 Months, Walsh Says : boston

Please, stop putting up petitions to reopen. : CoronavirusMa
Anyone have thoughts on daycares opening? : CoronavirusMa
I feel like I'm being punished like a child -- President Donald Trump supporters in Chicopee see the coronavirus restrictions as cruel (Fuckapee)
Retailers get creative as they prepare to reopen for curbside pickups - The Boston Globe

Every map I see of Coronavirus in the U. S. Has a terrible scale, so o spent all of yesterday making my own with an up to date relevant scale. (Map accurate as of 5/22) : MapPorn

Anthony Fauci: 'Now Is The Time ... To Care Selflessly About One Another' : politics

Covid-19 patients are not infectious after 11 days, even if they test positive, new study shows : Coronavirus

Federal appeals court upholds California's ban on in-person church services : politics
Federal court backs California Gov. Gavin Newsom's orders keeping churches closed : news

In a Pandemic, Everyone is a Mark - Lawyers, Guns & Money - MOderna's chief financial officer and chief medical officer executed options and sold nearly $30 million of shares combined on Monday and Tuesday ... The Times has more, including admitting that it was totally taken in too.

New York is Now on track with New Mexico to safely reopen : Coronavirus

Every funeral home in this area has become a sweatshop - the impact of COVID-19 on black funeral homes.

Second hairstylist potentially exposed 56 clients to Covid-19, officials say - CNN
ICE Detainee Who Died of Covid-19 Suffered Horrifying Neglect [May 24, 2020] : Coronavirus

2 dead, 5 wounded at South Carolina block party that drew up to 1,000 people : news

Thousands of Torontonians gather downtown in a park, ignoring social distancing : Coronavirus

Jair Bolsonaro branded a 'killer' during hot dog trip as Brazil Covid-19 death toll soars : worldnews
Brazil's indigenous people are dying at an alarming rate from Covid-19 : worldnews

More than 40 diagnosed with COVID-19 after Frankfurt church service : worldnews (shockingly, the virus went viral)
Not 40 but 107 infected with COVID after Frankfurt Church service : Coronavirus
Second day in a row without corona deaths in Denmark : Coronavirus
Swedish tourists are not wanted - will Sweden remain isolated when the rest of Europe opens up in the wake of the corona? The Foreign Minister was also concerned : Coronavirus
No new COVID-19 cases recorded in Taiwan today, 42 consecutive days without recorded local transmissions : Coronavirus
Montenegro is now officially Europe's first Corona-free country : Coronavirus
Slovenia Hits 4 Days In A Row Of No New Coronavirus Cases, With Only 13 Active, All In Isolation : Coronavirus

Wuhan conducted more than 1.4 million coronavirus tests in a single day on Friday : worldnews

Hong Kongers are back in full force : pics
What is going to happen to Hong Kong? [Serious] : AskReddit
Hong Kong protests: police fire teargas as thousands rally against Beijing's national security law
Police fire tear gas as Hong Kong protesters rally against national security law : worldnews
China has betrayed Hong Kong, former HK governor says : worldnews
Beijing to impose Hong Kong security laws 'without delay' : worldnews
Nearly 200 political figures from around the world on Saturday decried Beijing's proposed national security laws for Hong Kong, including 17 U.S. Congress members, as international tensions grow over the proposal to set up Chinese government intelligence bases in the territory.

Chinese and Indian military face mounting tension's in Hindu Kush region : worldnews

WHO hails 'goodwill ambassador' Peng Liyuan but fails to mention she's wife of China's President | Daily Mail Online

Women crushed to death in Sri Lanka stampede for $8 handout : worldnews

Israel's Netanyahu goes on trial for corruption : news
Benjamin Netanyahu corruption trial to begin in Israel: The Israeli public will see its prime minister in the dock for the first time as Benjamin Netanyahu's long-awaited corruption trial begins Sunday : worldnews ... Imagine being able to get the leader of your country to trial.
For the first time in Israel history, a Prime Minister will enter the courtroom to face charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust. : worldnews

Ukrainian lawmaker found shot dead in his office : worldnews

EU calls for returning ISIS fighters to be prosecuted as war criminals : worldnews

Opinion | Why Does the U.S. Military Celebrate White Supremacy? - The New York Times (they named all their bases after confederate traitors, for some reason)

US unemployment to remain in double digits until November election, White House predicts : politics
The GOP threats to end the pandemic boost to unemployment checks would cause a disaster for the US economy : politics
43 states have record unemployment : politics (it's really all 50, but Trump ordered BLS to lie)
Unemployment Benefits to likely end for Millions of Americans during Pandemic on July 31st : Coronavirus
America has opted for a bad recession : Coronavirus

Trump Can't Just Make Country Re-Open. He Has To Actually Stem the Outbreak. | The administration treats the pandemic as a media problem rather than a public health problem.

President Trump seen doing same thing he criticized President Obama for during Ebola outbreak - CNN Video - . In 2014, Trump criticized former President Barack Obama for golfing after a second confirmed case of Ebola was reported in the United States.

Trust Donald Trump to make Henry Ford's virulent anti-Semitism relevant again
The release of the "Access Hollywood" tape where candidate Donald Trump boasts about grabbing women by their genitals led to less support for him in the 2016 election.

Biden slams Trump in new ad: 'The death toll is still rising.' 'The president is playing golf' : politics
Trump Goes to Golf Club, Not Church, After Demanding Houses of Worship Open : politics
Trump rips Columbia as 'disgraceful institution' after study showed lives lost due to delayed shutdown : politics

Joe Biden blasts Don Trump Jr.'s 'sick' pedophile joke: 'He is his father's son' : politics
Trump retweets Hillary Clinton is a 'sk***' message and spreads sexist insults about other prominent female Democrats : politics
Julia Davis on Twitter: "@atrupar He's BeBesting again. Melania must be so proud." / Twitter
Another Saturday Night - Lawyers, Guns & Money - And the president is publicly accusing morning show hosts of murder:

President Donald Trump tweets that Jeff Sessions is 'slime,' after Sessions defends conservative record (very classy Poopus)

We Need to Speak Honestly About the GOP's Evolution Into a Conspiracy Cult (you mean Stupidity Cult) <./a>
The GOP Cult -- Warning: This is not a metaphor:
Scott Lemieux on Twitter: "Whoever had Jacobin in the "what will be the first nominally leftist publication to publish a brain-dead 'actually Obamagate is real' take" sweepstakes wins" / Twitter

White Backlash: A Defining Feature of American History - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Mike Pompeo's gaudy, taxpayer-funded dinners should make him damaged goods in Kansas
Ambassador says US has 'absolute confidence' in Australia after Mike Pompeo warns of 'disconnect' : news (insufficient loyalty to the supreme Trumpster)

Americans want to vote, and they want to be able to do it by mail : politics
Anything less than nationwide vote by mail is electoral sabotage : politics
Trump falsely claims 'thousands' of forgeries on mail-in ballots, despite his own commission not finding a single case of fraud : politics
Florida says no evidence of fraud in 2018 mail vote fraud probe : politics ("yeah, that Governor what's his name ordered us to lie, he might have been a Republican but we don't think so)

Foxs Wallace Shreds Kayleigh McEnany for Questioning Reporters' Faith (+Donna Brazile is a fucking idiot)

Democrats see Warren as rising VP contender as coronavirus reshuffles 2020 race : politics
Elizabeth Warren: Democrats see her as rising VP contender as coronavirus reshuffles 2020 race - CNNPolitics

Why Democrats think they can turn an Iowa Senate seat blue : politics

Key swing state warns of November election nightmare -- The outcome in Pennsylvania could remain up in the air long past Election Day.

Michael Moore says he knows the armed protesters at the Liberate Michigan protests and they're frauds ... "They're living their white life in their white neighborhoods. If they end up being arrested ... for doing what you suggested, they will then be moved to a black and brown neighborhood called the United States prison system" Moore said
At Rally, Bexar County Republican Chair Cynthia Brehm Claims Coronavirus Is a Democratic Hoax : politics

Exclusive: Husband of Reopen NC leader 'willing to kill peoplep in resistance to emergency orders

Incredible breakdown of "The Finances of Harvard University: 2004 vs. 2019/20" : boston

Lavish Parties, Greedy Pols and Panic Rooms: How the 'Apple of Pot' Collapsed -- MedMen was the countr hottest pot startup -- until it flamed out

TIL that 300 years ago, Robert Boyle wrote down a 'wish list' of inventions he hoped science would one day accomplish. We're over half way there. : todayilearned

The collision of two intense light beams may produce detectable signatures of dark matter particles called axions. Axions -- hypothetical particles that are much lighter than electrons -- could hold the key to important physics puzzles, from the matter-antimatter asymmetry to the nature of dark matter

Yale University has made available on YouTube a 22-lesson course on the Early Middle Ages by professor Paul Freedman. Is it a good resource for those interested in learning the current academic consensus on subjects such as the fall of the Roman Empire? : AskHistorians

Given the economic devastation we see in the US right now caused by Covid-19, how did the country experience the "roaring 20's" after the Flu of 1918? : AskHistorians

New Blood Test Detects Multiple Cancer Types with High Accuracy: This test can accurately identify the presence and originating site of 12 high-mortality cancer types, across all stages of progression, with a low false-positive : science

Huge owl hatches chicks outside man's window -- now the brood watches TV with him

antimatter asymmetry to the nature of dark matter. ( What is the most severe case of someone being completely out of touch with reality you've ever seen? : AskReddit

/u/Grammaton485 explains how to spot fake reddit accounts that are bots : bestof

u/parentis_shotgun explains why Elon Musk isn't the hero people think he is : bestof ... "Musk is basically TechnoTrump." (scumbag)


Coronavirus Live Updates: As Death Toll Nears 100,000, Some in White House Question the Math - The New York Times (Trumpsters are all math geniuses)
Not only has the world just experienced the most new cases in one day but we also just hit five straight days of rising Covid-19 case numbers. This hasn't happened since the initial growth of the virus came to a halt on April 3rd. : Coronavirus
Sunday's front page of The New York Times is dedicated to those who died of COVID-19. "The 1,000 people here reflect just 1 percent of the [U.S.] toll." : Coronavirus

MA COVID-19 Data 5/23/20 : boston
91,662 Cases Total in MA; 773 New Cases : CoronavirusMa - 9342 new tests; 8% positive - 76 new deaths; 6304 total - -86 hospital; - 18 ICU - Positive cases 7 day average (vs yesterday): 9.3% (vs 9.2%) - Positive case change since 4/15: -68% (vs -68%) - 3 day average of hospitalizations: 2319 (vs 2412) - 3 day average of hospitalizations change since 4/15: -35% (vs -33%) - 3 day average of deaths: 75 (vs 76) - 3 day average of deaths change since 4/15: -51% (vs -50%)
Interactive Map: Where in Massachusetts is being hit hardest by unemployment due to COVID-19? : boston
Another 76 people die from COVID-19 in Mass. - The Boston Globe
Widespread Testing, Are We Even Trying? : CoronavirusMa

I just want something localCOVID-19 has been a boon for many New England farms
Kripalu Center to lay off 450 employees in latest blow to Berkshires economy - The Boston Globe

C.D.C. Test Counting Error Leaves Epidemiologist 'sReally Baffled' -- The Centers for Disease Control has been lumping together tests for active coronavirus with tests for recovered patients, boosting testing totals but muddying the pandemic's course (Trumped)

COVID-19 is killing 20 times more people per week than flu does, new paper says : Coronavirus
Hydroxychloroquine in short supply, says FDA. 'Angry, disappointed and scared,' say lupus patients. : politics
Covid-19 patients no longer infectious 11 days after getting sick, research shows : Coronavirus
That Office AC System Is Great at Recirculating Viruses
U of T researcher believes they've found a cure for COVID-19
The first human trial of a COVID-19 vaccine finds that it is safe, well-tolerated, and induces a rapid immune response:
A previously uncharacterized gene in SARS-CoV-2 illuminates the functional dynamics and evolutionary origins of the COVID-19 pandemic : COVID19
New technology can detect anti-virus antibody in 20 minutes : COVID19
Temperature significantly changes COVID-19 transmission in (sub)tropical cities of Brazil : COVID19
What do we know about SARS-CoV-2 transmission? A systematic review and meta-analysis of the secondary attack rate, serial interval, and asymptomatic infection : COVID19
Therapeutic Algorithm for Use of Melatonin in Patients With COVID-19 : COVID19
COVID-19 and the nicotinic cholinergic system : COVID19
Vitamin-D and COVID-19: do deficient risk a poorer outcome? : COVID19
Avoidance of vitamin D deficiency to slow the COVID-19 pandemic | BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health

Trump's Pandemic of Ignorance -- The United States is in the midst of a full-blown health care crisis, headed by a man who is not just monumentally unfit to lead, but actually deranged.
Trump just declared houses of worship essential. Mounting evidence shows they're super-spreader hotspots. : politics
Trumps demand to reopen churches was sparked by slipping poll numbers from evangelicals: report
Firing a Salvo in Culture Wars, Trump Pushes for Churches to Reopen - The New York Times - President Trump threatened to overrule states that refuse to open places of worship. The White House could not explain how he has that power, and legal experts said he did not have such authority.

Some GOP governors accused of manipulating COVID-19 statistics : Coronavirus (lie, cheat, steal, kill, the Republican way)
Fired scientist defends her COVID-19 data role, portrays Florida Dept. of Health as corrupt : Coronavirus
As Ron DeSantis hypes low numbers, Florida may be undercounting coronavirus deaths by up to 58% : politics
As Alabama Reopens, Its Hospitals Are Running Out of ICU Beds : politics
Hairstylist with COVID-19 served 84 clients while symptomatic, Missouri officials say : politics
Michigan stay home order extended to June 12, Gov. Whitmer orders
Ohio records 614 new cases, 58 new hospilizations and 84 new Deaths : Coronavirus

Doctor describes the different stages in severe cases of Covid : bestof

As per Worldometer, Canada now has more confirmed cases than China at 83,590. : Coronavirus

Iran first country to experience significant second wave -- relaxed lockdown few weeks ago : Coronavirus

Brazil now has the second-highest number of coronavirus cases in the world after US : worldnews
Brazil: blow to Bolsonaro as judge orders release of expletive-ridden video : worldnews

Infected 40 year old women at a Buffet Birthday Party leads to South Korea new Cluster Outbreak : Coronavirus

New witnesses cast doubt on Dominic Cummings's lockdown claims -- Exclusive: eyewitness says top No 10 aide left isolation to go 30 miles to popular tourist town

Egypt surpasses 16,000 coronavirus cases, 727 new infections recorded : Coronavirus

Exclusive: U.S. accuses China of blocking U.S. flights, demands action : Coronavirus (China built the wall to keep Trump out)

Russia reports 9,434 new coronavirus infections : Coronavirus
Key Putin ally is sick with coronavirus after calling for COVID-19 patients to be killed: report Raw Story
Putin adds mandatory "Patriotism" course to school curriculum : worldnews

EU calls for returning ISIS fighters to be prosecuted as war criminals : worldnews

US Sanctions 33 Chinese Entities at Lowest Point of US-China Relations : worldnews

One final viral infusion: Trumps move to block travel from Europe triggered chaos and a surge of passengers from the outbreaks center

Trump golfs at his Virginia club amid the coronavirus pandemic - CNNPolitics
The United States Coronavirus Death Toll Is About to Hit 100,000. Donald Trump Went Golfing Today.

Trump administration discussed conducting first U.S. nuclear test in decades - The Washington Post
Donald the Dove, Hillary the Hawk - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Trump can only win the 2020 election if he cheats says Michael Moore

Trump opts for a 2016 disruption strategy that Democrats say is ill-suited for a pandemic - The Washington Post (good Trump pic)

Unemployment insurance should be permanently changed to add this $600 a week. If employers don't like it, they can actually create jobs people want to work at.

77 Nobel Laureates Denounce Trump Officials For Pulling Coronavirus Research Grant : Coronavirus

The pandemic has already altered how tens of millions of Americans can cast their ballots this year - The Washington Post

Vax22 : PoliticalHumor
Somehow This Wild Hoax Bill Gates Anti-Vaxx Video Doesn't Violate YouTube's Policies: The video is obviously faked, but it's still setting the anti-vaxx internet on fire. : worldnews (Gates has a religion vaccine, which, if, true, would be very helpful)

Betsy DeVos openly admits she's using the pandemic to impose her private school choice agenda

Welcome to a failed state in slow motion: The United States of America
America Is Officially in Fuck It Mode

Georgia is a swing state in 2020 - CNNPolitics

Republican corruption and carelessness led to devastation in Michigan: Does Trump care?

All-night session to strip governor's power was Kansas Legislature's darkest day

North Dakota's Doug Burgum's tearful plea to wear masks during coronavirus - The Washington Post

Study: White Supremacist Groups Are Thriving On Facebook, Despite Extremist Ban

Brutal beating in Iowa should be investigated as hate crime, NAACP says. A black man was leaving his girlfriend's house when he was attacked by white men who accused him of being a burglar, according to the civil rights organization : news

Rachel Maddow Wins Dismissal of OAN Defamation Lawsuit - Variety

Judge Dismisses One America News Network Defamation Suit Against Rachel Maddow, MSNBC : news
Republican Martha McSally slips in polls, faces money problems in tight Arizona Senate race against Democrat Mark Kelly : politics

Tara Reade Loses Her Attorney As New Reporting Dents Her Story About Joe Biden : politics

Matt Lauer Is Not Listening : inthenews

First They Fled the City. Now Theyre Building $75,000 In-Ground Pools

Young Shitlers: How Teen Edgelords Became the New Leaders of the Neo-Nazi Movement

Fauxcest and Incest Porn: Will the Sibling Porn Bubble Ever Burst?
Ron Jeremy Is Under Investigation for Sexual Assault. And People Are Worried About His Tree.
A Feud in Wolf-Kink Erotica Raises a Deep Legal Question - The New York Times

Researchers Say 'Upside-Down Cosmic Ray Shower' May Be Evidence of a Parallel Universe : inthenews

The leading expert on women's brains says they are more likely to get Alzheimer's | TheHill - The leading expert on womens brains says they are more likely to get Alzheimer's ... At the forefront is the reality of menopause on the female brain, whichis more like a trigger in which the superpower of estrogen is revoked, and the brain has to find new ways to stay strong, healthy, and resilient ... path for men is primarily vascular, whereas it is more metabolic and hormonal for women.

How Loners Are an Evolutionary Insurance Policy : science
Strauss Howe generational theory - Wikipedia - The theory states that after every saeculum, a crisis recurs in American history, which is followed by a recovery (high). During this recovery, institutions and communitarian values are strong. Ultimately, succeeding generational archetypes attack and weaken institutions in the name of autonomy and individualism, which ultimately creates a tumultuous political environment that ripens conditions for another crisis.

What golden nugget of information do you have to share? : AskReddit

Reddit Battle Royale 2020 : funny


Loss of Louisiana marshes that protect New Orleans is probably inevitable

Microplastic pollution in oceans vastly underestimated -- Particles may even outnumber the zooplankton that underpin marine life and regulate global climate

The US records over 28,000 cases in 1 day, the most since the beginning of May as all 50 states reopen : Coronavirus

Study estimates 24 states still have uncontrolled coronavirus spread - The Washington Post - particularly in the South and Midwest (the big reckoning)

90,889 Cases Total in MA; 805 New Cases in MA : CoronavirusMa - 10,158 new tests; 8% positive - 80 new deaths; 6228 total - -73 hospitalizations; -19 ICU - Positive cases 7 day average (vs yesterday): 9.2% (vs 9.4%) - Positive case change since 4/15: -68% (vs -67%) - 3 day average of hospitalizations: 2412 (vs 2462) - 3 day average of hospitalizations change since 4/15: -33% (vs -31%) - 3 day average of deaths: 76 (vs 81) - 3 day average of deaths change since 4/15: -50% (vs -47%)
MA COVID-19 data 5/22/20 : CoronavirusMa

Worcester COVID-19 numbers defy clear analysis : CoronavirusMa

Doctors in France say they've detected several Covid-19 cases dating back to 16 November 2019 -- long before the disease is believed to have surfaced there, and before it was even announced in China
CDC says 35% of coronavirus infections are asymptomatic - CNN ... 0.4% of people who show symptoms and have Covid-19 will die, and the agency estimates that 40% of coronavirus transmission is occurring before people feel sick.
Virus does not spread easily from contaminated surfaces or animals, revised CDC website states
Vaccine for COVID-19 safe, effective in first human clinical trial, study says : Coronavirus
Biggest Study to Date Says Virus Deaths Spiked With Use of Malaria Drugs : Coronavirus
Trump's Hydroxychloroquine Cocktail Connected to 45 Percent Increased Risk of Death (voting Republican increases your chance of death by 41%)
Large multi-national analysis (n=96,032) finds decreased in-hospital survival rates and increased ventricular arrhythmias when using hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine with or without macrolide treatment for COVID-19 : science
Scientists Baffled by Decision to Stop a Pioneering Coronavirus Testing Project : Coronavirus (Trump blocks Gates' free at home test so Jared can make more money with one that doesn't work)
The Coronavirus Vaccine Is on Track to Be the Fastest Ever Developed : Coronavirus

Carnegie Mellon University researchers have discovered that much of the discussion doubting the pandemic and anti-stay-at-home orders is being fueled by misinformation campaigns that use convincing bots. Of the top 50 influential retweeters, 82% are bots, of the top 1,000 retweeters, 62% are bots. : Coronavirus

A majority of Americans say they won't to to the gym or restaurants despite states' new efforts to reopen theeconomy, a new national poll shows

long before the disease is believed to have surfaced there, and before it was even announced in China : worldnews
Coronavirus is spiking disproportionately in counties that voted for Trump in 2016 : politics
Ryan Marino on Twitter: "I've been called a lot of names & accused of a lot of things by ER patients but it's surreal to have a patient accuse me of falsifying their COVID result

After blowback, Texas admits 6% of its reported tests were for antibodies, not active infections : Coronavirus
Florida Hits Record High With More Than 1,000 New COVID-19 Cases In A Day : Coronavirus
How coronavirus candor gets you fired, then smeared by Gov. Ron DeSantis | Editorial
Church That Defied Coronavirus Restrictions Is Burned to Ground - The New York Times - "Bet you stay home now"
Armed 70-year-old tried to steal helicopter to free coronavirus patients from hospital : Coronavirus
Utah lockdown protest concert forced to change venue after city threatens to turn sprinklers on, organizers say : Coronavirus

Coronavirus: More than a fifth of people in England believe Covid-19 is a hoax : worldnews (which is why they Brexited)
One fifth of English people in study blame Jews or Muslims for COVID-19 : worldnews (so 40% are stupid idiots)

Guatemala blasted US President Donald Trump on Thursday over US deportations of migrants infected with coronavirus. President Alejandro Giammattei said the deportations had saturated quarantine centers in Guatemala and heaped pressure on the Central American country's weak health system : worldnews

The death toll in Sweden is catastrophically high : Coronavirus

India sees biggest single day spike with 6K cases : Coronavirus

Brazil registered a record of 1,188 daily coronavirus deaths on Thursday, with more than 20,000 total fatalities from the coronavirus outbreak, the Health Ministry said : worldnews

Finland's state epidemiologist says it would be a risk for his country to accept Swedish tourists

70% of Dubai companies expect to go out of business within six months due to coronavirus pandemic, survey says : worldnews

Yemen's health system 'has in effect collapsed' as COVID spreads: U.N. : worldnews

Wuhan bans eating wild animals as coronavirus drives a crackdown in China : worldnews
China drops word 'peaceful' in latest push for Taiwan 'reunification' : worldnews
Investors flee: Hong Kong stocks battered by Beijing's national security proposal : worldnews
Hong Kong activists call for protest march against new security laws : worldnews
China doesn't seem to understand independence of Canada's judiciary: Trudeau : worldnews

Pakistan plane crash: Airbus jet comes down near Karachi airport : worldnews

North Korean regime finally admits Kim Jong-un cannot magically bend time and space : worldnews

'This is insane': Democrats and national security experts sound the alarm after Trump administration declares it's abandoning a critical treaty : politics ... "abandons a useful tool to hold Russia accountable" (oh, that's why)

President Trump Orders Flags To Fly At Half-Staff As U.S. Mourns Nearly 100,000 Dead : Coronavirus Live Updates : NPR

Bernie Sanders Says It Is 'Nauseating' to See Corporations Praise Frontline Workers as 'Heroes' While Refusing to Pay Them More : politics
Another Trump con: Now he's cheating frontline workers and National Guard troops : politics
A Former Labor Secretary's Message to Essential Workers: When This Ends, "Threaten to Strike" -- Robert Reich predicts a coming wave of labor activism "such as we haven't seen in this country in decades
Why the Economy Is Headed for a Post-Coronavirus Depression (the Greatest Depression)
KFF Health Tracking Poll - May 2020 | KFF - Most Americans expect the coronavirus to upend summer vacation plans with few saying it is likely they will be staying in a hotel (32%), going on an airplane (23%), or going to a concert or sporting event (19%) in the next 3 months

Shocking new economic data confirms it: The swing states are getting hammered - The Washington Post
Nearly every U.S. state had historic levels of unemployment last month, new data show - The Washington Post

Fox News poll: Biden opens up 8-point lead over Trump : politics
In back-to-back tweets, Trump shares a fake poll number and dismisses a real poll number as fake : politics

Trump's urging stokes furor in debate over in-person worship

6 months on, Trump hasn't completed his physical. The White House won't say why. - his annual 2020 physical (too busy playing golf and tweeting)

Trump lashes out at scientists whose findings contradict him

Hydroxychloroquine drug touted by Trump linked to increased risk of death, study says - The Washington Post - An analysis of 96,000 patients shows those treated with hydroxychloroquine were also more likely to suffer irregular heart rhythms

Trump Slammed Online For Praising 'Good Bloodlines' Of Henry Ford - The founder of Ford Motor Co. helped spread deeply anti-Semitic rhetoric and was considered by Hitler to be an inspiration. : politics (dog howl out loud)
'This Is No Joke': Michigan AG Calls Trump 'A Petulant Child' for Refusing to Wear Mask During Ford Visit - "I think the message he sent is the same message since he first took office in 2017, which is, 'I don't care about you.'" : politics

Fearing defeat, Republicans scramble to manufacture a controversy : politics
Behind Trump's demand to reopen churches: Slipping poll numbers and alarm inside his campaign - Trump was counting on widening support from white religious voters this fall. The pandemic is sending his numbers the other way.

45 States Allow the Kind of Voting By Mail Trump Considers Fraudulent : politics

Pompeo Ordered State Dept. Officials To Invent Reason For His Emergency Declaration In Saudi Arms Sale : politics

The Donald Trump Incompetence Dodge | Crooked Media
When the Kids are the Henchmen - The Bulwark - On the weirdness of Trump using his kids to do his political dirty work.

On the Revisionist Histories at the Heart of Fascism and Populism | Literary Hub - From Persn to Trump, the Political Art of Spinning Lies Into Myth

Eric Swalwell: Trumps Top Spies Arent Telling the Truth About Russia

McConnell Under Water on Approval in Kentucky : politics

The coronavirus invades Trump country but Republicans aren't worried
Black Americans and Latinos nearly 3 times as likely to know someone who died of COVID-19: POLL - ABC News - The findings trace local and national data reported by states and cities.

Two Very Different Democrats: What a Biden-Warren Ticket Might Be Like - The New York Times - If Joe Biden selects Elizabeth Warren as his running mate, the ticket would be a marriage of contrasting policy ideas and governing philosophies unlike any in decades.

Plagued by stock trades, Loeffler vows she won't drop out - POLITICO - This is the liberal media attacking someone who supports free enterprise she said (free to cheat!)

Michigan is beset by disease, floods and joblessness, but it's voter fraud conspiracies that really frighten the president's supporters.

In Ohio Election, A Surprising Sign of a Democratic Revival - Suddenly, Republicans are crossing over in unexpected numbers to vote in the Democratic primary in what appears to be the latest sign that suburban women have had enough of Trump.

A Trump election conspiracy theory has fallen apart after Florida's law enforcement agency said it had found no widespread voter fraud in the 2018 races for Senate and governor (yes, Republicans cheated but so what)

A new ad makes the case against Lindsey Graham with Graham doing all the talking - The Washington Post

Election official: Number of Pa. mail-in ballot applications 'off the charts' | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Tucker Carlson claims there's 'no evidence' stay-at-home orders saved lives. He's wrong (he's a lying evil asshole fucker you mean)

New Yahoo News/YouGov poll shows coronavirus conspiracy theories spreading on the right may hamper vaccine efforts - 44 percent of Republicans believe that Bill Gates is plotting to use a mass COVID-19 vaccination campaign as a pretext to implant microchips in billions of people and monitor their movements

Tara Reade Is Dropped as Client by a Leading #MeToo Lawyer - The New York Times
Defense lawyers look to reopen cases where Tara Reade testified as an expert - POLITICO
A longtime expert witness in Monterey County domestic violence trials, Tara Reade is now best known for accusing Joe Biden of sexually assaulting her. | Cover |
Convictions could be challenged as defense attorneys question Tara Reade's credentials.

University of Minnesota law professor falsely accused of rape wins $1.2 million defamation judgment : news

Racism declared a public health crisis in Ohio's most populated county : news

Michigan dam failures force 10,000 to evacuate and could leave one city under 9 feet of water : news

It Was a Mistake: Key Suspect in Fotis Dulos Case Finally Speaks

What to Make of Isaac Asimov, Sci-Fi Giant and Dirty Old Man? | Literary Hub ... "the man of a hundred hands" ... "butt pincher" ... (toxic Jewish dickster)

Kendall Jenner to pay $90,000 settlement for promoting Fyre Festival : news

Commonwealth Attorney drops attempted murder charge against Kenneth Walker : news

Every dollar spent on high-quality, early-childhood programs for disadvantaged children returned $7.3 over the long-term. The programs lead to reductions in taxpayer costs associated with crime, unemployment and healthcare, as well as contribute to a better-prepared workforce. : science

/u/girlwhopanics gives compassionate and constructive advice for helping a hoarder family member : bestof

What's one of the dumbest things you've ever spent money on? : AskReddit

ELI5: Why does it take half a year to decode an airplane's black box? : explainlikeimfive

TiL when Thoreau lived "alone" at Walden Pond the woods around him were actually full of people, mostly former slaves and poor people who had been forced to live in the margins of society.

What do you do when you start to miss somebody who is dead? : AskReddit

Just turning your phone on qualifies as searching it, court rules: Location data requires a warrant since 2018; lock screen may now, too. : technology

Who's Behind the "Reopen" Domain Surge? (Betsy and the Koch-fuckers)


Unusually active hurricane season could threaten US effort to fight Covid-19 | Hurricanes | The Guardian - Experts say 13 to 24 named storms likely in summer season - Prospect of severe hurricane causing angst in coastal states
"Sixty-six percent of U.S. lobbying on climate policy has been conducted by an extended coalition of firms, associations, and other groups that have publicly opposed reducing carbon emissions." Opposition to climate action is broad-based, highlyo COVID-19 spread in Yemen : Coronavirus
rganized, and matched with extensive lobbying. : science

UK supermarkets have threatened to boycott products from Brazil if the country goes ahead with plans that may accelerate the destruction of the Amazon rainforest. : worldnews
Bolsonaro Uses the Quarantine to Destroy the Environment: Bolsonaros program eases restrictions and dismantles environmental legislation : worldnews

Coronavirus pandemic may reverse human development for first time in 30 years, UN says : Coronavirus
We have surpassed 2 million cases recovered worldwide : Coronavirus
CORONAVIRUS LATEST: With an increase of 106,000 COVID-19 cases worldwide in the last day, the globe is experiencing its highest one-day increase since the outbreak began. : Coronavirus

MA COVID-19 Data 5/21/20 (re-do) : boston
90,084 Cases Total in MA; 1,114 new cases : CoronavirusMa - 11,533 new tests; 9.6% positive - 82 new deaths; 6,148 total deaths - -122 hospital; -28 ICU - Positive cases 7 day average: 9.4% Positive case change since 4/15: -67% - 3 day average of hospitalizations: 2462 3 day average of hospitalizations change since 4/15: -31% - 3 day average of deaths: 81 3 day average of deaths change since 4/15: -47%
Nearly 7% of Brookline residents test positive for COVID-19 antibodies : boston
Rate of COVID-19 Cases in MA by City/Town May 20, 2020 (interactive) : CoronavirusMa
How many of you are going back to the office on June 1st? : boston

Efficacy of Melatonin in the Prophylaxis of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Among Healthcare Workers. - Full Text View -
Melatonin: Roles in influenza, Covid-19, and other viral infections : COVID19
Did A Melatonin Patent Inspire Current Dose Confusion? | Slate Star Codex
Avoidance of vitamin D deficiency to slow the COVID-19 pandemic : COVID19
Low blood sodium increases risk and severity of COVID-19: a systematic review, meta-analysis and retrospective cohort study : COVID19
Low testosterone levels predict clinical adverse outcomes in SARS-CoV-2 pneumonia patients : COVID19
COVID-19 and Smoking. Is Nicotine the Hidden Link? : COVID19
Melatonin: Much More Than You Wanted To Know : slatestarcodex
Association of country-wide coronavirus mortality with demographics, testing, lockdowns, and public wearing of masks. : COVID19 ... In countries with cultural norms or government policies supporting public mask-wearing, per-capita coronavirus mortality increased on average by just 5.4% each week, as compared with 48% each week in remaining countries.
A third of COVID-19 deaths in England linked to diabetes : Coronavirus
The public do not understand logarithmic graphs used to portray COVID-19 : science

How Could the CDC Make That Mistake? ... government's disease-fighting agency is conflating viral and antibody tests, compromising a few crucial metrics that governors depend on to reopen their economies. Pennsylvania, Georgia, Texas, and other states are doing the same.
CDC's National Dashboard Includes COVID-19 Data That Expert Says Mixes 'Apples To Oranges' | WLRN
Opinion | To Fight the Coronavirus, Listen to the C.D.C.'s Detectives - The New York Times - Investigations require the careful management of egos, relationships and history.
CDC quietly releases detailed plan for reopening America : news

Lockdown Delays Cost at Least 36,000 Lives, Data Show - The New York Times - Even small differences in timing would have prevented the worst exponential growth, which by April had subsumed New York City, New Orleans and other major cities, researchers found (Trump the mass murderer)
Lockdown Delays Led to at Least 36,000 More Deaths, Models Find - The New York Times - All 50 states have begun to reopen to some degree, but rules vary. Scientists say they see progress on the path to developing a vaccine by next year.

Mayo Clinic doctors find many CVO - now reinstated : boston
ID-19 antibody tests fail their quality standards: ABC News exclusive - ABC News - Doctors ran thousands of tests on more than a dozen brands, to mixed results.
US coronavirus testing is 'a mess,' report says - CNN

White Houses Own Data Crunchers: Southern Counties About to Get Hit Hard
Coronavirus hot spots erupt across the country; experts warn of second wave in South : politics
Florida knew a COVID-19 pandemic was likely. State leaders didn't warn the public (Republicans don't work for the "public" haha)
Reopening guidance for churches delayed after White House and CDC disagree - The Washington Post
Wisconsin Sees Highest Single-Day Rise in Coronavirus Cases Days After Supreme Court Struck Down Lockdown Extension : politics
570 employees at Tyson Plant in Wilkesboro test positive for COVID-19, the company says : politics
Illinois GOP state representative removed from legislative session after refusing to wear a mask : politics
Here's How Most Americans Really Feel About Wearing Face Masks -- If there'a culture war over masks, someone forgot to tell most of the public, a new survey finds ... Americans say, 62% to 29%, that deciding to wear a face mask is more a matter of public health than a matter of personal choice, the survey finds. (crazification factor)

Dire Situation In Alabama Capital: ICUs Full, Coronavirus Cases Double In May (death party killing people)

Reopening reality check: Georgias jobs aren't flooding back

Pastor Who Claimed To Cure Coronavirus With Faith Dies Of Coronavirus | HuffPost - Frankline Ndifor had claimed to cure the COVID-19 infection in Cameroon via the laying of hands.

India doctor who raised alarm sent to mental hospital : worldnews

Top HIV scientist says he wouldn't count on a vaccine for coronavirus soon : worldnews
Canada Will Continue To SupportWHO Despite Trump Pressure, Trudeau Says

US to sell Taiwan US$180 million worth of torpedoes : worldnews
China complains to U.S. about planned Taiwan arms sale : worldnews

Beijing to introduce national security law for Hong Kong : worldnews
China to impose sweeping national security law in Hong Kong, bypassing citys legislature
A boy chosen as the Panchen Lama disappeared in 1995. China says he's now a college grad with a job : worldnews

National (US) Poll - May 20, 2020 | Quinnipiac University Connecticut - May 20, 2020 - Biden Holds 11 Point Lead As Trump Approval On Coronavirus Dips, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Almost Half Say Second Wave Of Coronavirus 'very Likely' in Fall

Fauci conspicuously stops doing TV interviews as White House moves to reopen economy : politics
Dr. Fauci Has 27-Point Lead Over Donald Trump on Coronavirus Handling: Poll : politics
Donald Trumps four-step plan to reopen the US economy -- and why it will be lethal ... Step 2: Hide the facts ...
Protesters Hold 'Trump Lies, People Die' Signs, Mock Body Bags Outside White House : politics
Trump's factory tours could be putting workers, local areas at risk, say experts
'I didn't want the press to see it': Trump takes mask off during Ford plant visit in Michigan : politics

Trump Won't Read Intelligence Reports but He Enjoys the Pictures, Officials Say
Intelligence Officials Reportedly Struggle To Brief Trump Because He's Like a Giant Toddler

Trump's magical thinking on coronavirus is rooted in the teachings of this famous pastor - CNNPolitics

Workers File 2.4 Million Unemployment Claims - WSJ - Pace of weekly claims continues to ease from late March peak; self-employed receiving coronavirus-related benefits aren't counted in wave of filings
As unemployment hits 36 million, congressional GOP rejects a second round of stimulus checks : politics
Sales of existing homes plunge 17.8% in April to 4.33 million rate, slowest since 2011 : news
More than 100,000 small businesses have permanently closed due to coronavirus, study estimates : Coronavirus
Many Jobs May Vanish Forever as Layoffs Mount - The New York Times - With over 38 million U.S. unemployment claims in nine weeks, one economist says the situation isgrimmer than we thought
American billionaires got $434 billion richer during the pandemic : Coronavirus
GOP senator: 'Unfathomable' that Senate will go on break without passing coronavirus bill : politics
Eschaton: Green Shoots - My super fancy economic model is that the powers that be fucked up the recovery from the Great Recession, which was easy to fix (relatively speaking), and this one is not going to be easy to fix. So, uh, no. White House officials are increasingly predicting a swift economic recovery as they break off talks with Congress on additional federal stimulus, expressing optimism that the "reopening" of states will reverse the economic damage caused by the coronavirus. President Trump and his senior advisers ... (Jared the Lizard Boy!)

The Trump effect: Why conservatives are downplaying the coronavirus - Vox - Covid-19 and the complex politics of fear.

Donald Trump should shelve his ego and cancel risky West Point speech (without his rallies, he looks elsewhere for people to kill)

As Trump Says 'Voting Is An Honor' in Rant Against Mail-In Ballots, Progressives Respond: 'Voting Is a Right' - "Voting isn't a gift given by leaders. Citizens have the right to vote." : politics
Trump threatens funding for Michigan, Nevada over absentee, mail-in voting plans - The Washington Post
After false claims about Michigan and voting, Trump repeats false claim he was Michigan's 'Man of the Year' - CNNPolitics
Federal judge rules that all Texas voters can apply to vote by mail amid coronavirus pandemic | ... "Grim Reaper's scepter of death far more serious than an unsupported fear of voter fraud"

Trump tests whether incumbent leader can tap outsider anger
/u/WoolDroolPool asserts that the comparison between Trump and Hitler is not actually that radical : bestof

Pelosi quips that Trump has doggy doo on his shoes in ongoing spat
Trump Gets Savage Reminder About 'Lost Month' Of Coronavirus Inaction In New Ad

Supreme Court temporarily blocks Mueller grand jury material from being turned over to House - The House Judiciary Committee said it needed the material for its investigations into President Donald Trump.

For Spy Agencies, Briefing Trump Is a Test of Holding His Attention - The New York Times - intelligence briefings have gotten renewed attention since he blamed them for failing to sound the alarm early on about the coronavirus (and then he lied, natch)

Direct Violation of the Inspector General Act : White House Allegedly Barred IG Linick from Accessing His Office

Trump's 'Obamagate' conspiracy theory just got blown to pieces : politics (Obama ordered everyone to "obey the law" -- that's your big Republifuck 'conspiracy')
Obamagate suffers another significant, predictable blow
Republicans are up in arms about Flynn's 'unmasking.' He was reportedly never masked in the first place.
Michael Flynn's name was never masked in FBI document on his communications with Russian ambassador

Outflanked XVII: The owning the National Guard outflankening - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Donald Trump is truly all asshole all the time. He couldn't stop even if he wanted to:

Why Clean Shirts Become the Stuff of Dirty Laundry - The New York Times - Government watchdogs say skirting the rules against subordinates doing chores hints at a broader disregard for ethics restrictions.

Trump fires four inspectors general in two months : politics

Senior officials advised against Trump emergency arms sales to Saudis - POLITICO - The dispute is now at the center of an inspector general's probe into whether the deal was conducted legally.
The Hypocrisy of Mike Pompeo | WIRED - In the few short years since his time in Congress, the secretary of state has conveniently reversed himself on multiple fronts ... As a Tea Party, Koch-backed member of Congress, he built his political reputation almost solely on two issues: lambasting Secretary of State Hillary Clinton about the Benghazi attack and her email server, and more broadly, attacking the Obama administrations Iran deal at every turn.
Pompeo Threw Lavish Dinners for Fox Hosts, GOP MegadonorsWith Taxpayer Money
Taxpayers paid for food, a harpist, and goody bags for Pompeo's frequent 500-guest formal dinners : politics
Eschaton: Imagine - Re these sleazy Pompeo State Dept dinners: If sec' y of st Hillary had had such dinners, how many congressional investigations would there have been? ... But imagine the Democrats controlled the House? Imagine if they could have their own fully justified oversight investigations? It's easy if you try!
Pompeos new acting inspector general is already creating a conflict of interest

Trump Is Brazenly Interfering With the 2020 Election | The president appears to be gambling that openly tweeting his threats will let him get away with them. : politics
Trump to lose 2020 election in a landslide defeat, model predicts - Analysis predicts president to win only 35% of popular vote : politics
Trump will lose in a landslide because of the economy, new election model predicts - CNN
Trump didn't drain the swamp. Now Biden may drown him in it. : politics
Biden Narrowly Leads Trump In Georgia, A Red State That Hasn't Gone For Democratic Candidate Since 1992: Poll : politics
Trump tests whether incumbent leader can tap outsider anger - Can he convincingly run as an insurgent against his own government? I fear the answer is yes, and his people will thrill to it. The question will come down to whether voters choose the evidence of the last four years or Trump's addled version of those four years (Make America Morons Again)

Eschaton: The Country Is Saved - I'm sorry I ever doubted My Democrats. -- Bipartisan group of 4 senators propose $4,000 refundable tax credit for skills training, apprenticeships, 2- and 4-year programs. We like it!

Joan the Baptist - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Scott re-tweeted this really interesting thread from David Neiwert on the key role Sarah Palin played as a precursor to our current set of curses: ... She seems destined to remain a minor but highly symptomatic historical footnote, for future graduate students to puzzle over as they sift through the ashes of early 21st century America.
David Neiwert on Twitter: "1) A thread about Sarah Palin, who in many ways was the key figure in the transformation of the Republican Party into the know-nothing, anti-science, conspiracy-theory-loving, cultishly authoritarian Party of Trump it is today. W/ video." / Twitter

Trump's Attack On Vote-By-Mail Plans In Key 2020 States Is Misinformation, A Top State Official Says
Trump's spokeswoman cannot describe how mail-in ballot applications in Michigan were 'done illegally' : politics
Trump Is Treating Michigan the Way He Treated Ukraine. Well Done, Senate Republicans : politics
Trump threatens to extort Democratic states to suppress voting - Lawyers, Guns & Money - It doesn't get much more Trump administration than this:

Trump tweets garbage, Nevada Republicans won't throw it out

FEMA Tells States to Hand Public Health Data Over to Palantir (the vaampire Thiel)

The corporatization of American higher education and the looming financial crisis - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Criminal justice reform on the ballot - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Daniel Nichanian on an important progressive victory last night in Multnomah county (which is Portland and a few inner suburbs):

Why It Matters That Jane Roe Says She Was Paid By The Religious Right -- The revelation from Norma McCorvey, known as Jane Roe in Roe v. Wade, is a reminder of the most powerful asset of the anti-abortion movement: money.
"Jane Roe" and the Anti-Abortion Movement Built on Lies | GQ - admitted on her death bed that her late-career anti-abortion crusade was all a ruse funded by the Christian right. Laura Bassett takes a hard look at the house of cards the American anti-abortion movement was built upon.

How 60 Minutes urvived CBS upheaval to become the Tony Fauci of newsmagazines

Home-Bound Fox & Friends to New Yorkers: Defy Stay at Home
Trump complains Fox News is 'doing nothing to help' him get reelected : politics

Researchers: Nearly Half Of Accounts Tweeting About Coronavirus Are Likely Bots : politics
Fox News Host Asks For 'One Example Of A Lie' From White House About Coronavirus : politics
Ian Sams on Twitter: "Pretty great: Dana Perino thinks she's gonna stump @SymoneDSanders into a viral moment of being unable to name check a Trump lie on coronavirus. Instead, Symone rattles off so many that Perino has to interject to change the subject.

Opinion | The Coronavirus and a World Without Meat - The New York Times

What's behind the rise of 'COVID contrarian' Alex Berenson in right-wing media? (evil and stupidity)

Man who filmed Ahmaud Arbery video charged with murder : news

Louisville police to change policies after Breonna Taylor killed by a cop in her home : news

Libraries Have Never Needed Permission To Lend Books, And The Move To Change That Is A Big Problem : books (big copyright will shut down your libraries)

Who Owns a Home in America, in 12 Charts

Scientists Identify Gene Linked to Thinness

If you melt a magnet, what happens to the magnetism? Does the liquid metal retain the magnetism or does it go away? : askscience

Cannabis hemp oil effectively treats chronic neuropathic pain. Researchers showed that Cannabis hemp oil reduced mechanical pain sensitivity 10-fold for several hours in mice with chronic post-operative neuropathic pain. : science

New research that mapped brain changes after one year of aerobic workouts has uncovered a potentially critical process: Exercise boosts blood flow into two key regions of the brain associated with memory : science

TIL Mormonism founder Joseph Smith translated a few Ancient Egyptian papyri which became the Mormon Book of Abraham. Decades later when Egyptian hieroglyphics were deciphered, Smith's translation did not match what was written in the papyri, which turned out to be part the Egyptian Book of The Dead. (all religtions are cons, but Mormons are exceptional)

ELI5- What are blood groups? Why do they differ from person to person? Why can't a person of one blood group receive blood from a person of a different blood group? : explainlikeimfive

What's a sign that somebody wasn't raised right?

Epic Games Ignored Epic Subdomain Takeover on their Authentication Domain, Promoted $1 Million Bounty to Address User Complaints
A Guide To Subdomain Takeovers | HackerOne

What's the best experience on Reddit you've had so far? : AskReddit


Pandemics: A Fact of Life In Globalization - Lawyers, Guns & Money (the planet has an immune response to humans)
Mount Everest is Visible From Kathmandu, Nepal for First Time in Living Memory - SnowBrains

/u Whiteliesmatter1 Provides Insight As To Why The Rest Of The World Is More "Free" Than The United States of America : bestof

New coronavirus cases across the world jump by the most ever in a single day, WHO says : worldnews -- The majority of new confirmed cases are coming from the Americas, followed by Europe

88,970 Cases Total in MA; 1045 new : CoronavirusMa - 13,013 new tests; 8% positive - 128 new deaths; 6066 total - +46 hospital; +3 ICU - Positive cases 7 day average: 9.4% - Positive case change since 4/15: -67% - 3 day average of hospitalizations: 2508 - 3 day average of hospitalizations change since 4/15: -30% - 3 day average of deaths: 85 - 3 day average of deaths change since 4/15: -44%
MA COVID-19 Data 5/20/20 : boston
Charlie Baker says work will be different
Reopening Massachusetts -
Example of COVID Policy at one Emergency Childcare Center in MA : CoronavirusMa

We Live in a Patchwork Pandemic Now - The Atlantic - Americas Patchwork Pandemic Is Fraying Even FurtherThe coronavirus is coursing through different parts of the U.S. in different ways, making the crisis harder to predict, control, or understand.

COVID-19 Perfect Storm (Part II): Role of Vitamins as Therapy or Preventive Strategy in Aged People : COVID19
Efficacy of Melatonin in the Prophylaxis of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Among Healthcare Workers. (MeCOVID) : COVID19
Lungs as Target of COVID-19 Infection: Protective Common Molecular Mechanisms of Vitamin D and Melatonin as a New Potential Synergistic Treatment : COVID19
COVID-19: A Systematic Review of The Mechanisms of Injury to The Central Nervous System This Far : COVID19
Low dose of hydroxychloroquine reduces fatality of critically ill patients with COVID-19 : COVID19
The impact of super-spreaders in COVID-19: mapping genome variation worldwide : COVID19
Why do some COVID-19 patients infect many others, whereas most don't spread the virus at all?
Children are unlikely to be the main drivers of the COVID-19 pandemic - a systematic review : COVID19
Estimating excess 1-year mortality associated with the COVID-19 pandemic according to underlying conditions and age: a population-based cohort study : COVID19
Estimating UV-C Sterilization Dosage for COVID-19 Pandemic Mitigation Efforts : COVID19

Bolinas, California, the Town That Tested Itself for the Coronavirus | The New Yorker - Bolinas, a tiny hippie enclave north of San Francisco, mounted one of the most advanced coronavirus-testing efforts in America. What did it learn?

Catoosa Baptist Tabernacle in Georgia and Holy Ghost Parish in Texas close again because of coronavirus infections - The Washington Post

The editor of the prestigious Lancet medical journal said a study Trump cited to justify pulling out of the WHO doesn't exist : worldnews

Sweden becomes country with highest coronavirus death rate per capita : worldnews
Antibody results from Sweden: 7.3% in Stockholm, roughly 5% infected in Sweden during week 18 (98.3% sensitivity, 97.7% specificity) : COVID19
New Zealand's COVID-19 elimination strategy

Russia medical workers are dying 16 times more often than in countries with comparable coronavirus outbreaks : worldnews

North Korea calls it irresponsible for countries that ignored coronavirus warnings to blame WHO : worldnews
Taiwan inauguration: President Tsai Ing-wen pledges to expand international presence; rejects One Country, Two Systems offer by Beijing : worldnews

Chinese media estimates 500,000 coronavirus cases in Wuhan, quickly deletes news : worldnews

Ikea workers are threatening to strike after 15,000 people visit store on first it reopens in Italy : worldnews

Top health official in Russian region of Dagestan: "The real death toll is more than 20 times higher than official numbers" : worldnews

Jacinda Ardern says a 4-day workweek could help New Zealand's economy recover from the coronavirus downturn : worldnews

Hungary bans legal recognition of its transgender citizens : worldnews

In a legal first, a Toronto teen has been charged with terrorism for his alleged support of the misogynist "incel ideology" in the daylight stabbing death of a 24-year-old woman at a North York massage parlour earlier this year.

'We've been muzzled': CDC sources say White House putting politics ahead of science : politics
'Badge of honor': Trump links high US coronavirus cases to testing

Nancy Pelosi Surprised Trump Is 'So Sensitive' About Morbidly Obese' Crack - The House speaker noted on MSNBC Tuesday that the president is "always talking about other people's weight"

Trump Violates Federal Court Order by Blocking Parody Trump Twitter Account : politics

Trump Just Removed the IG Investigating Elaine Chao. Chao's Husband, Mitch McConnell, Already Vetted the Replacement.

The Trump administration gave a drug-making contract worth up to $812 million to a small Virginia firm was founded less than 6 months ago : politics (billion here, billion there)

Pyramid scheme fraud suit against Trump and his family to go ahead. The family is accused of fraud and false advertising of a multilevel marketing company : politics

Trump threatens to withhold Michigan funding after state's decision to mail absentee ballot applications : politics (quid pro fuck)

Pompeo reportedly hosted dozens of elaborate dinners paid for by American taxpayers -- and records showed only 14% of guests were diplomats or foreign officials (why his head is so fat)

Blockbuster scandal to bring down Obama and Biden administrations simultaneously - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Matthew Yglesias on Twitter: "My screenplay about scandal and intrigue at the heart of the White House. FBI DIRECTOR: It seems like your political rival may be up to something shady. THE PRESIDENT: Well, make sure you handle it by the book." / Twitter

Glenn Greenwald's Invented Claims in Defense of Bill Barr and Mike Flynn

Paid sick leave could be a deciding issue in November s key House races -- A new poll finds that the policy could sway independents and undecided voters in favor of Democrats.

GOP House candidate demeans Muslims and compares Dreamers to pedophiles - POLITICO - A second set of social media posts casts doubt on Ted Howze's claim that another person gained access to his accounts.

Someone else will play the part of her - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... It's a little better now, but elite punditry in the 90s and early aughts was saturated with arguments that even if one was pro-choice one should concede that American pro-lifers were acting according to Deep Moral Principles that merited not merely respect but accommodation, when in fact the movement was a total legal, moral, and ethical shambles.
Buying Norma McCorvey - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Tara Reade: A complicated life and conflicting accounts muddle efforts to understand allegation against Joe Biden - CNNPolitics

The Times' Smith Versus The New Yorker's Farrow: The Great Powers of Liberal Journalism Go to War

I Spent a Week Down the Right-Wing Media Rabbit Hole and Was Mesmerized by It

This is not the end of the world, say those who study Christian prophecy - The Washington Post (and Trump is not the Antichrist so don't worry and send money)


India is about to get hit by a super cyclone at the same time as its coronavirus outbreak is peaking : worldnews
I'm Concerned the Administration* Is Too Busy Ignoring the Pandemic Science to Ignore the Climate Science -- Hurricanes are getting stronger.
Air pollution in China has already bounced back from astounding lows during the country's coronavirus shutdown to monthly levels exceeding those recorded during the same period last year : worldnews

US. Cases reach 1.5 Million : Coronavirus
Majority of US voters want country to remain closed for now, poll shows : Coronavirus
Leaked Pentagon memo warns of 'real possibility' of COVID-19 resurgence, vaccine not coming until summer 2021

87,925 Cases Total in MA; 873 new - deaths 0 : CoronavirusMa - 7741 test; 11% positive - -61 hospital; -2 icu
MA COVID-19 Data 5/19/20 : boston

Age distribution of Covid-19 related death : CoronavirusMa
Why does 1000 new cases a day = open back up? : CoronavirusMa
Health Experts Are Hopeful But Nervous About Mass. Reopening : boston
Massachusetts vs China: According to the John Hopkins map Massachusetts has overtaken China in both the number of Covid-19 cases (87,052 MA/84,063 China) & deaths (5,862 MA/4,638 China). : CoronavirusMa
North end restaurant owner "I'll take Coronavirus over losing my business" Claims he's never worn a mask and doesn't plan to follow reopening guidelines

Plainville PD is actively implying citizens should lie about having a medical condition to avoid wearing a mask in public. : CoronavirusMa

Study reports staggering death rate in US. The national rate of death among people infected with the novel coronavirus -- that causes COIV Claims heD-19 and who show symptoms is 1.3%. The comparable rate of death for the seasonal flu is 0.1%.
Wearing surgical masks can reduce COVID-19 spread by as much as 75%, study claims: Researchers carried out the study in response to world leaders and the WHO questioning whether masks were effective. : worldnews
Coronavirus Update: 100% Immune Response Found In Recovered Cases : worldnews
Coronavirus: CDC warns of possible measles outbreak as vaccinations for children fall during pandemic
Coronavirus: First human vaccine trials 'couldn't have been better' biotech company says
COVID-19 patients testing positive for second infection not contagious, study shows : Coronavirus

The new geography of America, post-coronavirus | TheHill
Cholera and Our Cities - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... The fear of miasma probably made the most significant impact on the built environment in the wake of cholera and yellow fever epidemics (so they built parks in their cities)

Florida's COVID-19 website guru blasts bosses, hints at data suppression (Republican lie, cheat and steal?)
Woman who designed Floridas COVID-19 dashboard has been removed from her position ... she was removed from her position because she was ordered to censor some data, but refused to manually change data to drum up support for the plan to reopen
Making robberies into larcenies, making rapes disappear - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Florida and Georgia have had only middle-of-the-pack death rates from COVID-19 ... both states are led by sleazy Trumpian liars and hence their data is junk:
Georgia's Covid-19 cases aren't declining as quickly as initial data suggested they were
Georgia apologizes over processing error' after accusations officials were manipulating coronavirus case (yeah, right)
Ga. church closes two weeks after reopening as families come down with coronavirus - The Christian Post

He thought the coronavirus was 'a fake crisis.' Then he contracted it and changed his mind ... "I'm onoring what our government says to do during this epidemic but I do not fear this virus because I know that my God is bigger than this Virus will ever be." (and did he "change his mind" about his fake God?)
Authorities break up block party involving thousands in Volusia County, Sheriff's Office says
Thousands of Floridians held a block party and scuffled with cops without PPE. : Coronavirus
3,000 people gather for Florida block party without masks despite restrictions, get into fight with police : Coronavirus
Texas Gov. Abbott says bars to reopen after state reports highest single-day rise in coronavirus cases : Coronavirus
Texas, North Carolina, Arizona see rising cases as they reopen : Coronavirus
CDC: 38% of the attendees at an Arkansas church over a week contracted coronavirus : Coronavirus
100 people at 3 Louisiana crawfish farms diagnosed with coronavirus in first workplace cluster : Coronavirus
'I've never felt so unsafe' : American Airlies passenger shares video of 'overcrowded' plane
A priest got pneumonia, then died. Now five others have COVID-19 : Coronavirus

Bay Area goes two days without a coronavirus death for first time since start of March : Coronavirus

Coronavirus updates: Oregon Supreme Court temporarily reinstates governor's COVID-19 restrictions : Coronavirus

Taiwan marks 12 consecutive days without new coronavirus case : Coronavirus

Chinese city of 700,000 put under lockdown as new coronavirus cases discovered : Coronavirus

'My angel' : man who became face of India's stranded helped home by stranger

Brazil's Nurses Are Dying as Covid-19 Overwhelms Hospitals - Medical staff lack equipment and are struggling against the coronavirus pandemic, as the government plays down the contagion

70 cases of COVID-19 at French schools days after re-opening : worldnews

South Korea's Virus Spike Was Traced to Gay Bars. Then the Scapegoating Began: When increased infections were tracked back to gay bars in Seoul - the result of a couple of careless individuals - conservatives looked to blame the whole LGBT community.

Israel: 70% of COVID-19 cases came from US : Coronavirus (can't tell you it was the Hasids)

Australian poll finds 1 in 8 blame Bill Gates and 5G for coronavirus : worldnews
Chinese embassy ridicules Australia for claiming vindication for global coronavirus inquiry - ABC News : worldnews
China has set an 80 per cent tariff on imports of Australian-grown barley, effectively ending the trade worth hundreds of millions of dollars : worldnews

Israeli ambassador lobbies for West Bank annexation, fearing Biden victory - Axios (yeah, that Dermer guy)

Swedish teen Wilma Andersson's ex-boyfriend to be tried for her murder (muzfucked)

Highest German court rules that internet surveillance of foreigners in foreign countries is unconstitutional : worldnews

Offenders who commit "alcohol-fuelled" crimes can be required to wear "sobriety tags" and banned and banned from drinking under legislation that comes into force in England and Wales on Tuesday. Courts will have power to order those convicted to wear ankle monitor for up to 120 days.

UK government hasn't banned gay conversion therapy two years after pledge to end practice : worldnews

NDP MPs Question Why Feds Are Working With Amazon: "This is one of the shittiest companies on the planet"

The editor of the prestigious Lancet medical journal said a study Trump cited to justify pulling out of the WHO doesn't exist : worldnews

President Trump's senior advisers now predict swift economic recovery, despite warnings that major problems could persist -- White House officials are optimistic the economy will come roaring back this year, but Fed officials have said the unemployment rate could soon jump beyond 20 percent

Report: 1.6 million Texans lost employer-sponsored health insurance : news

Pelosi says 'morbidly obese' Trump taking hydroxychloroquine 'not a good idea'
The exception to the rule - Lawyers, Guns & Money (Ben Garrison is a cartoon hand of Satan)
49 of 50 governors have better coronavirus poll numbers than Trump : politics (yeah, Kemp)

Trump Will Lie, People Will Die: Republican Lincoln Project Releases Ominous New Video
The White House is presenting the Fyre Festival of pandemic responses : politics
Trump official blames high US coronavirus death toll on the diversity that "unfortunately" exists in the population ("unfortunately" they lost Electric Boogaloo Traitor Civil War I)

Steve Schmidt: The US has a 'shattered economy' because of the fool in the Oval Office
Warren Wants CEOs Held Criminally Liable for Bailout Violations : politics

White House portrait ceremony may be the latest casualty of the political divide - The traditional White House portrait unveiling may be skipped for the first time in decades amid bad blood between Trump and Obama ("bad blood" = unending stream of insults and lies from Drump)

Max Rose slams 'heartless' WH decision to end National Guard deployments one day before they can claim benefits

Trump is refusing to unveil Obama's portrait at the White House, breaking a 40-year tradition : politics
Barack Obama Scares These People to Death : Republicans talk big about taking on the 44th president, but in the end, they're puffed-up lizards. By Charles P. Pierce May 18, 2020
Normalizing Trump, normalizing Republicans - Lawyers, Guns & Money - This Ezra Klein piece on risk management has some good things in it, but it also irritated me quite a bit. Here is the lede:

Pompeo Openly Admits He Asked Trump to Fire Inspector General Because He Wasn't Doing What 'We Had Tried To Get Him To' : politics
Trump almost got away with firing the guy who was investigating Mike Pompeo -- but now it's all falling apart ... Walsh said a future Biden administration could find a useful example in the de-Nazification policy laid out by the Second World War-era Allied Powers during the occupation of Germany.
Secretary of State asks president to fire Inspector General investigating Secretary of State - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Trump says it's OK for Pompeo to have a paid government employee wash dishes if his wife or son isn't there : politics
Pompeos moves against inspector general leave a trail of questions and a department divided

This Is the Last Hurrah for All the Fake Conspiracies Trump Has Fed the Rubes Since 2015 -- Lindsey Graham embarks on an investigation of something, anything to get everybody riled up in an election year.

Federal Judge Rules Lawsuit Against Trump Corporation Will Go Forward : politics
Judge Deals Setback to Trump Family: Ugly Pyramid Scheme Lawsuit Likely to Unfold in Public : politics

Can Biden Expand the Map? - The New York Times - campaign is exploring more paths to victory in the Electoral College than recent Democratic nominees.

Eric Trump Noses Ahead in Race to Be Most Loathsome Trump of All - First, he said social distancing is just a Dem-media conspiracy to prevent his father from holding rallies. Then, what he (and his brother) said about Joe Biden
The Trumpian Doublethink: The president says America is fighting a plague. His son tells Fox that it's all a media hoax. Which is it? : politics

Secretary of State: All Michigan voters will get absentee ballot applications at home : politics

Karl Rove's Air Siren - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Calling Obamas commencement speeches drive-by shootings is to racist dog whsitles as KISS lyrics are to sexual innuendoes:
Gorilla Warfare on Twitter: "very cool how the elections of 2000 and 2004 were just this guy and James Carville trading racist barbs so overt they aren't even really dogwhistles" / Twitter

Think no one can defeat Lindsey Graham? Watch me! his Democratic opponent says

Georgia GOP cancels Supreme Court election, meaning governor can appoint a Republican - Vox - Republicans will control a seat on the state Supreme Court for an extra two years (more shit from the shitsters)

New Jersey gym owners cited after reopening live on 'Fox & Friends' in defiance of governor's order (Fox, the death channel)

'All an act' : Norma McCorvey, the Jane Roe plaintiff in Roe v. Wade, says she was paid by right-wing groups to publicly turn against abortion

Mom who paid $400,000 to get son into UCLA is sentenced : news

Authorities announce forfeiture of ancient Gilgamesh tablet from Hobby Lobby's Museum of the Bible : news

Outside judge named to preside over cases in Arbery slaying : news
Exclusive: Police tried to tase Ahmaud Arbery in 2017 incident, video shows | US news | The Guardian - Officers questioned why Arbery was sitting alone in his car in a park one morning in November 2017

LMPD policies on 'no-knock' warrants, body cams change amid outcry over Breonna Taylor death : news
Officer Who Cuffed UM Doctor Has History of Complaints : news
Cuffing of Black Miami Doctor Was Justified, Review Finds : news
Missouri officers accused of assaulting black woman, son : news

Utah lawmakers weigh in on alleged sharing of explicit McCluskey photos - Deseret News

A man who wore a watermelon on his head while stealing from a convenience store has been arrested : news

A smoke shop in LA is under criminal investigation for the LA warehouse explosion on Saturday : news

Da 5 Bloods | Official Trailer | Netflix : movies

Gregory Tyree Boyce dead: Twilight star and girlfriend found dead in Las Vegas : news

New study finds authoritarian personality traits are associated with belief in determinism : science (ahem, PREdeterminism)

Do men have hormonal rhythms in the way women do around periods without the coinciding biological event? : askscience

How do you think humans will become extinct? : AskReddit

u/madeofchemicals predicts numerous financial hardships to begin in August. Some similar to the mortgage crash in 2008. : bestof

What was your biggest "shit, no going back now" moment? : AskReddit

Eschaton: The Grift Goes On - Elon's been "pre-selling" vaporware for year (sick rich dude)


New Estimates Show Stay-At-Home Orders Prevented 2.1 Million Hospitalizations and Over 200,000 Deaths in 30 Major U.S. Cities : Coronavirus
Majority of US voters want country to remain closed for now, poll shows : Coronavirus

87,052 Cases Total in MA; 1042 new cases : CoronavirusMa - 8373 new tests; 12% positive - 65 new deaths; 5862 total - -64 hospitalizations; -28 icu
MA COVID-19 Data 5-18-20 : boston

plan of reopening the state. : CoronavirusMa
Reopening : CoronavirusMa
Baker details plan to reopen Massachusetts - The Boston Globe - Retail outlets, salons and barbershops, life science facilities, and car washes are among the businesses that can reopen as soon as next week.
How is the Mask Wearing going? : CoronavirusMa
Key takeaways from Bakers reopening plan for Massachusetts
Childcare? : CoronavirusMa
Experience working as a server at Legal Sea Foods? : boston

Where New Yorkers Moved to Escape Coronavirus - The New York Times
Boston Ranks 7th in Where New Yorkers Fled After Coronavirus Outbreak : boston
Where Do New Yorkers Move From? A Look at the Number s Are Declining. The Numbers Don| StreetEasy - Manhattan: The Only Borough That Gets More Than it Gives

COVID-19 kills 20 times more people per week on average than flu, scientists estimate : Coronavirus
The flu has killed 2,200 Michiganders since 2000. Coronavirus topped that in a month. : Coronavirus
Moderna Coronavirus Vaccine Trial Shows Promising Early Results - The New York Times - The company said its preliminary test in 8 healthy volunteers was safe. It is on an accelerated timetable to begin a larger human trial soon.
The Essential Role of Vitamin D in the Biosynthesis of Endogenous Antimicrobial Peptides May Explain Why Deficiency Increases Mortality Risk in COVID-19 Infections : COVID19
Magnesium supplementation for preventing sudden cardiac death by COVID-19 viroporins in patients with pre-existing hypertension: : worldnews
CDC Confirms Link of Inflammatory Syndrome in Children to COVID-19; 145 Potential Cases in NYC : Coronavirus
Washing your hands is better than disposable gloves for preventing COVID-19 spread says Public Health Agency of Canada : Coronavirus

Georgia Governor Apologizes After Misleading Graph Showing Virus Cases Dropping Over Time Sparks Backlash : Coronavirus
READ: Georgia Governor Brian Kemp's Office Apologizes for Misleading Graph: 'Our Mission Failed. We Apologize. It Is Fixed.' - Second Nexus (the fuckers switched the fucking dates around)
Bob Mina on Twitter: "Georgia, Dear Georgia. Calendar dates are not user-configurable options. That's not how this works. That's not how any of this works." / Twitter

New Revelations from World Military Games' Participants Hint at Covid-19 Spread in China in October; Athletes revealing they fell ill at the World Military Games in Wuhan in October is adding to fears that the coronavirus was spreading within China months before the country accepted it to the world : worldnews

A nightmare scenario : Coronavirus has reached the world's biggest refugee settlement ... and it's nearly monsoon season ...

Over 100 Million in China's Northeast Face Renewed Lockdown

70 cases of COVID-19 at French schools days after re-opening : Coronavirus
Italy reports under 100 deaths for the first time since march 9th. : Coronavirus

Deaths in Spain fall to 59, lowest number in months : Coronavirus
Spain is about to bring in a basic income scheme which the government thinks will 'stay forever' : worldnews

Cameroonian pastor dies of COVID-19 after holding 'COVID cure' prayers : Coronavirus ... Hundreds of followers sang Sunday morning at Ndifor's Douala residence that the man popularly referred to as the prophet is not dead, but he is rather on a spiritual retreat with God and will return soon ...

A number of pro-democracy lawmakers in Hong Kong were dragged out of the chamber during a row about a Chinese national anthem bill. : worldnews

Former Australian PM calls out the 'Murdoch mafia' - CNN Video ... Murdoch is "cancer on democracy"

Israeli settler found guilty of murder in arson attack on Palestinian family : worldnews

The Twilight of the Iranian Revolution | The New Yorker - For decades, Ayatollah Khamenei has professed enmity with America. Now his regime is threatened from within the country.

'Removal' of portraits and statue in North Korea square sparks new rumours over health of Kim Jong-un un : worldnews

F.B.I. Finds Links Been Taking Hydroxychloroquine For Weeks Trump has been touting the anti-malaria drug as a coronavirus cure despite no evidence that its Between Pensacola Gunman and Al Qaeda - The New York Times - a Saudi cadet who had trained with the U.S. military, had been in contact with the terrorist group, officials said.

Eschaton: HE'S TAKING THE MAGIC PILLS - Trump says he's been taking hydroxychloroquine for weeks for some reason. He's either lying or they are giving him sugar pills or a homeopathic dose and not telling him.
Trump Claims He's Been Taking Hydroxychloroquine For Weeks -- Trump has been touting the anti-malaria drug as a coronavirus cure despite no evidence that it's effective
A Stunned Neil Cavuto Warns About Hydroxychloroquine After Trump Says He's Taking the Drug: 'What Have You Got to Lose? ... Your Life'
FDA: This Drug Could Kill You. Trump: 'I'm Taking It!'

Trumps purge just got much more corrupt. Here's whats coming next.
Mike Pompeos scandals big and small erode his dwindling credibility
Saudi arms sale was a second area of investigation for fired State Department watchdog - The inspector general was looking into Secretary of State Mike Pompeos decision to greenlight the sale against the will of Congress when he was abruptly removed from his post.
Pompeo says he didnt know fired inspector general was investigating him (very believeable)
Ron Johnson, Mark Meadows, GOP on inspectors general firings: They sounded different under Obama - The Washington Post
Who Checks the Executive? - The Atlantic - Trump Is Attacking the Final Safeguard Against Executive Abuses -- The president has defied Congress, and gummed up cases in court. Now hs firing the inspectors general.

Trump Goes on Bizarre Rant About Dog Walking, Dish Washing, and Selling Arms to Saudi Arabia to Defend Pompeo on IG Firing

Chris Wallace to Ex-CDC Director: 'It Seems Like the CDC Has Been Sidelined' During Pandemic
Senior CDC official rebukes White House trade adviser's criticism as tensions escalate over reopening strategy -- CNN

House Democrats tell Supreme Court they need Mueller grand jury materials - CNNPolitics

Trump 'surprised' by Barr saying he doesn't expect criminal investigation of Obama and Biden -- AG's comment contrasts with views pressed by the president ... (hand-off to ...) /a>
Those who could be targeted include Loretta Lynch, James Clapper and John Brennan, among others. (Queen Lindsey to the rescue! -- the psychotic meltdown in the next five months will be epically proportioned)

The media is helping Trump turn the bogus 'Obamagate' into the 2020 version of Clintons email's

Eschaton: You Can Ignore Them - But for some reason getting a C- from teacher is far more worrisome than the country completely falling apart ... Pelosi's cramped ideological perspective is preventing America from picking it up ... Much better

Ben Sasse Commencement Speech Is Megachurch Meets Open Mic Night - Ben Sasse Parked His Speech Somewhere Between a Megachurch and Open Mic Night at the Chuckle Hut - In which we check on one of the leaders of the Not Publicly Insane faction of the Republican Party.

Swing-state Republicans warn Trump's reelection is on shaky ground - POLITICO - Swing-state Republicans warn Trumps reelection is on shaky groundUltimately, the election will be a referendum on him.
Freed by Court Ruling, Republicans Step Up Effort to Patrol Voting - The New York Times - Officials seek to recruit 50,000 poll watchers and spend millions to fight voter fraud. Democrats say the real goal is to stop them from voting.

Democrats feel tide turning their way in battle to flip US Senate | US elections 2020 | The Guardian - The electoral map does not favor Republicans and the pandemic has helped put them on defense in states they once thought safe

Trump targets battleground states with taxpayer-funded events as campaign rallies remain on hold - ABC News - Trump plans to travel to Michigan this week, his third swing-state trip in May (the virus killed his rallies, another wrinkle)

Oregon governors coronavirus restrictions on religious gatherings, other emergency orders 'null and void,' judge rules ... Circuit Judge Matthew B. Shirtcliff granted a preliminary injunction to 10 churches that had sued the governor, finding they had shown "irreparable harm" from the deprivation of the right to freely exercise their religions (and kill other people)

Elizabeth Warrens Path to Becoming VP Is Easier Than It Looks -- Some Democrats worry that Joe Biden selecting Warren could lose them a Senate seat. But the chances of that are slim
Before the coronavirus, Joe Biden offered stability. Now he's talking bold change
Why the Uncle Joe-Can't-Internet Criticism Is Mostly Malarkey (like Trump is a computer genius)

US lockdown protests may have spread virus widely, cellphone data suggests | US news | The Guardian - Devices associated with protesters travelled up to hundreds of miles after rallies where few precautions were taken (super-duper spreaders of stupidity)

Florida man who called coronavirus 'fake crisis' gets infected (he "knows' God forgives him for being a total idiot)
Eschaton: Comorbidities - I know younger boomers don't like to think of themselves as old, but they gotta know those pill containers are there for something... .

CBS hired conspiracy reporter from Fox News, now she's pushing 'Obamagate' -- She hyped Benghazi for three years

It's Official: Laura Ingraham Wants Your Grandmother to Die
Meghan McCain: Obama Ushered In the Era of Trump and Our Current Culture War (amazing they can skate so close to the truth)

Eschaton: Respectable Elites - One reason reporters spend too much time in Ohio diners is to distract from the fact that it isn't just Bubba with a truck who is a big racist. The racism is coming from inside their houses! -- Former editor of the Wall Street Journal writes column calling for more coverage of "black violence against whites," complains abouot Google results for "whites shot by blacks." ... A standard line for decades, even after Murdoch bought it, was that the opinion side of the WSJ was nuts but the news side was great.

'Believe All Women' Is a Right-Wing Trap -- How feminists got stuck answering for a canard.
Tara Reade lawyer sends cease and desist letter to critic -- Lynn Hummer has portrayed Reade as dishonest in media interviews.

Is Ronan Farrow Too Good to Be True? - The New York Times - He has delivered revelatory reporting on some of the defining stories of our time. But a close examination reveals the weaknesses in what may be called an era of resistance journalism.
'I Stand By My Reporting' : Ronan Farrow Defends Himself After NY Times Deep Dive Audits His Work

Millennials are facing another once-in-a-generation economic disaster : Coronavirus

Da 5 Bloods: Spike Lee's Explosive New Film Reckons with the Vietnam War

Survey of entity encounter experiences occasioned by inhaled N,N-dimethyltryptamine: Phenomenology, interpretation, and enduring effects - Alan K Davis, John M Clifton, Eric G Weaver, Ethan S Hurwitz, Matthew W Johnson, Roland R Griffiths,


Coal industry will never recover after coronavirus pandemic, experts say : worldnews

Wet markets are not the problem focus on the billion-dollar international trade in wild animals, experts say: Global wildlife sales not only carry risk of infectious diseases but threaten nearly 9,000 species with extinction.

Confronting POTUS, Dr. Fauci invokes moral stakes of reopening during pandemic : Coronavirus

86,010 Cases Total in MA; 1077 new : CoronavirusMa - 12737 tests; 8%,positive - 92 new deaths; 5797 total - -95 hospital: - 45 icu
MA COVID-19 Data 5/17/20 : boston

Possible breakthrough in coronavirus-related syndrome in children : science
The CDC Has Quietly Started Releasing Nationwide Testing Data : Coronavirus
Antiviral mask to kill coronavirus on contact in development by researchers : Coronavirus
Coronavirus: hamster research shows effectiveness of masks huge in Covid-19 battle, HOng Kong scientists say
'COVID toes,' other rashes latest possible rare virus signs : Coronavirus
New discovery: Normal talking leaves coronavirus droplets in the air up to 14 minutes : Coronavirus
Children 'seem less capable of spreading virus' : Coronavirus
Coronavirus: Cats emerging as potential vectors of virus : Coronavirus
Scientists call for urgent research on potential for mouthwash to reduce SARS-CoV-2 transmission [Cardiff University] : Coronavirus
The logic of surviving the Coronavirus pandemic -- Gargle with hydrogen peroxide at a concentration of 1 % for 60 seconds (in case this seems long to do in one go, consider that you can do 4 times 15 seconds or 6 times 10 seconds). Do not swallow the solution, but spit it out after gargling.
Plan to study nicotine patches as potential coronavirus treatment : Coronavirus
The FDA authorizes a new at-home coronavirus mail in testing kit : Coronavirus

U.S. adults look to scientific organizations like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, rather than their president, to lead the country's response to the coronavirus pandemic

For-profit nursing homes have had far worse COVID-19 outcomes than public facilities -- and three of the largest paid out $1.5 billion to shareholders

Spraying disinfectant on the streets, as practiced in some countries, does not eliminate the new coronavirus and even poses a health risk, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Saturday : worldnews

COVID-19 cases spike, but Wisconsin crowds 'kind of done with it all' -- No masks. No gloves. No problem. As coronavirus cases soar, carefree day-trippers from Illinois pour in

People flock to NYC-area bars, beaches as 'quarantine fatigue' intensifies
California locked down early and took the coronavirus seriously. Why are its cases still rising? : Coronavirus
N.J. coronavirus deaths climb to 10,356 with 146,334 total cases. Patients hospitalized drops to 6-week low. : Coronavirus
Michigan coronavirus (COVID-19) cases up to 51,142; Death toll now at 4,891 : Coronavirus
Is Texas Inflating Its COVID-19 Testing Numbers by Including Antibody Tests? (are Republians ratfuckers?)
Massive jump in Texas COVID-19 cases : Coronavirus
A person who was Covid-19 positive attended a church service and exposed 180 people, officials say : Coronavirus
Gov. Abbott: Over 700 COVID-19 cases confirmed in one day in Amarillo : Coronavirus
As Wisconsin reopens, resort town fills with people who appear to be 'just kind of done with it all' : Coronavirus

Sick for 50+ days: Houston man tests positive for COVID-19 3 times over 2 months : Coronavirus

European leaders are blunt: A vaccine won't come soon enough
Former CDC head: 'I don't think you can be too alarmist about what this virus can do' : Coronavirus

Resolution by 60 countries wants WHO to investigate origin of Wuhan coronavirus : Coronavirus
India backs 62-nation coalition that wants probe into Covid-19 origin, WHO response : Coronavirus

Experts question Russian data on Covid-19 death toll. Russian officials say only 2,305 people have died so far but Russia's total cases overtook those of Spain, which has reported close to 27,000 deaths. (Pootin's lying?)
After 13 days since the ease of the lockdown, all 20 regions in Italy except Lombardy reported less than 100 cases each. Today's positive rate is 1,1%, lowest ever reported. More than 3M tests have been performed in total : Coronavirus

Covid-19: isolated and alone, Britain has become the sick man of Europe : Coronavirus

Swedens death average is higher than the worst affected countries (Google Translate) : Coronavirus
The Swedish model fails: more deaths than its neighbors and similar economic damage : Coronavirus
Sweden's COVID-19 strategy has caused an 'amplification of the epidemic'

Spain has lowest daily death count in 2 months : Coronavirus
After 13 days since the ease of the lockdown, all 20 regions in Italy except Lombardy reported less than 100 cases each. Today's positive rate is 1,1%, lowest ever reported. More than 3M tests have been performed in total : Coronavirus
Portugal: for the 2nd day in a row, active cases down. Biggest drop so far (-2.54%), also biggest number of recoveries in 24 hours (814, +21.30%) : Coronavirus

Facing Freedom - how will France navigate the conundrum of prevalent mask-wearing for public health while maintaining a ban on face-coverings?
Police in China, Dubai, and Italy are using these surveillance helmets to scan people for COVID-19 fever as they walk past and it may be our future normal : technology
9/11 saw much of our privacy swept aside. Coronavirus could end it altogether : technology

Mosques reopen across West Africa despite virus spread : Coronavirus
Egypt records highest daily rise of coronavirus cases with 510 new infections : Coronavirus

Tibetans demand China disclose fate of boy taken away in '95 : worldnews

Islamic televangelist Zakir Naik's 'Peace TV' fined #300,000 for 'hate speech, highly offensive' content in UK : worldnews

The head of Poland's Roman Catholic Church has said he is asking the Vatican to investigate the cover-up of child sexual abuse by priests. : worldnews

Evidence mounts Canada's worst-ever mass shooter was woman-hater and misogyny fuelled his killing spree that left 22 dead: Former neighbor of gunman said she reported his violence against women and possession of illegal firearms to police years ago but was ignored. : worldnews

Harry Dunn's mother urges UK to stand up to 'bully' US as diplomatic tensions flare

Russia is interfering in our elections again. And Trump supporters are emulating Russian tactics. - The Washington Post

Puerto Rico to Hold U.S. Statehood Referendum After Struggling to Obtain Pandemic and Natural Disaster Relief : politics

Welcome to the Coronavirus Class War | Those who have suffered the least financial harm are the most supportive of reopening businesses. : politics
Feds Suspect Vast Fraud Network Is Targeting U.S. Unemployment Systems - The New York Times - Investigators see evidence of a sophisticated international attack they said could siphon hundreds of millions of dollars that were intended for the unemployed (hello, Jared)

Unsanitized: Does Amazon Rip Off the Postal Service? - The American Prospect - Plus, the Heroes Act becomes ridiculous.

Obama says coronavirus has exposed lack of leadership in US : politics
Obama Torches Trump on COVID-19: A Lot of Them Aren't Even Pretending to Be in Charge'
Trump declares "vaccine or no vaccine, we're back," as coronavirus deaths approach 90,000 : politics ... "THE CORONIVIRUS HAS TWENTY TIMES THE NUMBER OF AMERICAN FATALITIES THAN THE WAR IN IRAQ. The War in Iraq lasted for 8 years. This virus has been present in America for 6 months at most
Donald J. Trump on Twitter: "Doing a GREAT job!" / Twitter
Donald J. Trump on Twitter: "Thank you!" / Twitter

It eats him alive inside: Trump's latest attack shows endless obsession with Obama

American bureaucracy and coronavirus: Crisis exposes weaknesses - Washington Post

Pompeo's firing of State IG Linick is latest removal by Trump admin.
Pompeo urged Trump to fire State Department inspector general
Mitt Romney calls Trump's IG firings 'a threat to accountable democracy' : politics
GOP's Grassley says Trump's reasoning for IG dismissal 'not sufficient' as Democrats conduct investigation.

White House says Trump fired State Dept. watchdog at Pompeo's request : politics (and what kind of deep crookenness this time?)
Trump Ousted State Dept. Watchdog at Pompeo's Urging; Democrats Open Inquiry -- The lawmakers said Steve Linick, the State Department's inspector general, had opened an investigation into Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's conduct ... Mr. Linick had been looking into whether Mr. Pompeo improperly used a political appointee at the State Department to perform personal tasks for him and his wife.
Watchdog's dismissal puts Pompeo on the hot seat - Accusations of a coverup threaten to place the secretary in the middle of a political maelstrom.

Barr's Flynn Dismissal Motion Portends Greater Abuses Ahead
William Barr is not done -- experts raise concernss about attorney general's legal reach ("raise concerns")

The only culprit in the Flynn unmasking scandal is the Trump administration

Protesters in downtown Phoenix ask for monthly pay during pandemic : Coronavirus

'A very, very big deal' : FBI Escalates Senator Burr Probe With Cell Phone Seizure (van

Pelosi calls it "typical" of Trump to announce IG removal on a Friday night : politics
Eschaton: Don't Worry About Our Bad Bill, It's Just A Message Bill - Don't Worry About Our Bad Bill, It's Just A Message Bill -- Truly a weird bunch of people (greatgranny Pelosi)

Nothing we can say is gonna change anything now - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Donald J. Trump is the President of the United States of America, as well as still having the mental state of a 5-year-old daydreaming about being the President of the United States of America:
Maggie Serota on Twitter: "This man's brain is infected by devils"

Trump Salutes Long Island Protest Where "Hang Fauci" Sign Was Displayed : politics (his debased base)

Eschaton: KEYBOARD KOMMANDOS - Finally MY PRESIDENT has recognized our great efforts of the nation's most noble warriors in the fight against islamochinocoronafascism!!! Thank you to all of my great Keyboard Warriors. You are better, and far more brilliant, than anyone on Madison Avenue (Ad Agencies). There is nobody like you! -- Donald J Frump
Keyboard Kommando Komix presents (The Editors)

Donald Trump Jr. Smears Biden With Baseless Instagram Post - The New York Times - Signaling the increasingly dark tactics of the Trump campaign, the presiden oldest son falsely accused Mr. Biden of preying on children (that would be funny if it were so not funny)
Eric Trump predicts COVID-19 is a conspiracy against his dad that will magicallydisappear in November (Fox tells you the virus is a libturd hoax)
Eric Trump accuses Democrats of milking coronavirus lockdowns to win the election
Biden campaign calls Eric Trump's coronavirus comments 'unbelievably reckless' : politics

2020 election state polls suggest Joe Biden has a clear national lead - CNNPolitics

There is a huge difference between Christine Blasey Ford and Tara Reade - The Washington Post

Eschaton: Killing Our Great Veterans - Remember their plan was to flood all the hospitals in New York and New Jersey with this and make them give it to patients because someone told our big wet boy it would solve his problems and people like Elon Musk were pushing it. -- A study of Veterans Affairs patients hospitalized with the coronavirus found no benefit and higher death rates among those taking hydroxychloroquine, researchers said last month.

Justin Amash Abandons Third-Party Presidential Bid - The New York Times
Amash and out - Lawyers, Guns & Money

White Men With Guns - The American Prospect - White supremacists can still get away with almost anything. For now.
Alaska state rep. apologizes for likening health safety measures to Jews being forced to wear Star of David during Holocaust : Coronavirus

Cybergang behind Lady Gaga data dump leaks hacked law firms emails and contracts mentioning President Trump, says it is posting most harmless information first

Billionaire MAGA Fan Peter Thiel Has Had It With Trumps COVID-19 Response (evil helped evil get elected, surprised evil is evil)

Nevada Rep. Steven Horsford admits to affair after podcast exposi - Rep. Steven Horsford (D-Nev.)came forward after Gabriela Linder detailed the affair in a podcast, "Mistree for Congress"

Police: Officers rescue children from locked car, find mom in Maryland nail salon : news

Ahmaud Arbery protesters demand the resignation of 2 local prosecutors : news

Alaska Rep. Ben Carpenter says Hitler not a white supremacist after comparing coronavirus measures to Nazi rule - The Washington Post
u/Reached-Said-Nothing kills the argument that Hitler was left-leaning with just wiki articles and snark. : bestof

Kansas secretly withheld $21 million in payments to foster care providers - News - The Topeka Capital-Journal : news

Project MUSE - Junia: An Apostle before Paul
"Junia: An Apostle before Paul" by Lin, Yii-Jan - Journal of Biblical Literature, Vol. 139, Issue 1, January 1, 2020 | Online Research Library: Questia (patriarchy at work)

A support community for those affected by C-PTSD

What is your favorite insult of all time? : AskReddit

What's a fact that was hidden from you as a child?

What's the most fitting case of "vigilante justice" you've ever heard of? : AskReddit

What's one question you hate being asked? : AskReddit


Navy Reports Describe Encounters With Unexplained Flying Objects - The New York Times - While some of the encounters have been reported publicly before, the Navy records are an official accounting of the incidents, including descriptions from the pilots of what they saw (definitely not aliens, they said)

84,933 Cases Total in MA : CoronavirusMa - 1512 new cases - 12410 new tests; 12% positive - 113 new deaths; 5705 total - -75 hospital; - 2 icu
MA COVID-19 Data 5/16/20 : CoronavirusMa
"Most of Boston hasn't been exposed" is the angle being pushed in advance of Baker's decision. We have one of the higher infection rates per capita in the country. 1:10/1:15 isn't low; it's insanely high. We've got +1000 positives a day, little drop in positives/tested, and +100 deaths per day. : CoronavirusMa
Tanglewood is Closed For the Summer : CoronavirusMa

Coronavirus Vaccine by September? Oxford Researchers Think So : Coronavirus
Coronavirus UK: Up to 30% of patients who are seriously ill with coronavirus are developing dangerous blood clots, according to medical experts. : worldnews
Report: Antibody tests reveal coronavirus might have arrived in Washington State in December : Coronavirus

Psychiatrists fear 'tsunami' of mental illness after lockdown. : Coronavirus
People mostly staying home are still getting Covid-19here's the problem and what to do about it : CoronavirusMa
'I gave this to my dad': COVID-19 survivors grapple with guilt of infecting family : Coronavirus
At least 12 of the 25 hotspots in the US -- counties with the highest per-capita infection rates -- originated in meat packing plants

Two Coasts. One Virus. How New York Suffered Nearly 10 Times the Number of Deaths as California. ProPublica - California's governor and San Francisco' s mayor worked together to act early in confronting the COVID threat. For Andrew Cuomo and Bill de Blasio, it was a different story, and 27,000 New Yorkers have died so far (dickhead Cuomo was actually worse than "I need to go to the gym" de Blasio, so the two lying their asses off dicks screwed it up and the woman did the right thing)

Newly reopened South Florida seen as an emerging coronavirus hot spot ... rapidly rising number of cases in ... PALM BEACH (hello, rich New Yorkers)
New York tourist is arrested in Hawaii after posting beach pictures on Instagram : Coronavirus
Alaska legislator compares pandemic safety measures at Capitol to Nazi treatment of Jews - Anchorage Daily News (said the Nazi)
The Beaches of COVID - Lawyers, Guns & Money
First Day of Bar Reopening in Ohio leads to Massive Crowds of people at bars, with no social distancing and no masks by patrons : Coronavirus
Texas Coronavirus cases tick higher as state forged ahead with reopening. : Coronavirus
Texas cases of COVID-19 increasing by thousands since reopening : Coronavirus

Taiwan records no new COVID-19 cases for 9th straight day : Coronavirus
Taiwan marks anniversary of Asia's first gay marriage law: The island is at the vanguard of the burgeoning gay rights movement in Asia and the first in the region to legalise same-sex marriage after a bruising political fight. : worldnews (almost like there's a smart way to run things)

Sweden warns US against following its own strategies for Covid 19 : Coronavirus

No Beds, Packed Morgues: Mumbai Hospitals Near Collapse : Coronavirus

Japan joins calls for probe into WHO's coronavirus response: The WHO has been accused by U.S. and allies of turning a blind eye while China withheld information. : worldnews

Australia has now conducted over 1 million tests during the entire pandemic, and with under 750 active cases in the country they are starting to ease restrictions | The Guardian : Coronavirus

Boris declares war on fat: PM ditches his 'nanny state' worries and demands action plan to tackle Britain's obesity crisis after blaming his severe bout of coronavirus on being overweight : worldnews

Lockdown Prohibition? Let's Bring Back That Jake Leg! - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Who knew that Mexico deciding to shut breweries down as non-essential could lead to this problem! ... Tainted alcohol has killed dozens of people in Mexico within the past two weeks, prompting concerns that the shutdown of breweries and laws to curb the consumption of alcohol are allowing black-market producers to cash in.

Cambodia says all COVID-19 patients recovered, no new cases for a month : Coronavirus (takes the Trump approach)

Dutch official advice to single people: find a sex buddy for lockdown | Those without sexual partner asked to consider arrangement during coronavirus crisis : worldnews

BRAZIL - After leaving the minister of health, the ministry says it will expand the use of chloroquine. President Jair Bolsonaro had already said that the government would change the protocol to massive prescription of chloroquine for those who contracted covid-19 : worldnews

11 million tests in 10 days: Wuhan lines up after COVID-19 cluster. There was only six cases, but China wants to nix the risk of a second wave. : worldnews
Trump threatens Apple; derails Modi's plan to lure companies away from China to Make in India - In what can be a major setback for India's ambitious plan to woo companies away from China to make in India, US President has threatened companies such as Apple with tax deterrent if they do so. (Trump, China's sub-president)
China trying to divide and rule in Europe, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell says : worldnews

Jordan's King Abdullah warns of 'massive conflict' if Israel annexes West Bank. Monarch says his country is considering all options, including cancelling the 1994 Wadi Araba peace treaty : worldnews

Rwanda genocide suspect Kabuga arrested in Paris region after 25 years : worldnews

At least two people had seizures after viewing malicious tweets featuring flashing gifs that deliberately targeted Epilepsy Society...police investigating tweets as hate incident, after at least 200 seemingly coordinated messages were sent to charity and its supporters in recent days. : worldnews

Justin Trudeau's Assault-Rifle Ban Could Cost Gun Sellers Hundreds of Millions: Firearms retailers says the ban will decimate their industry and are lobbying gun owners to vote Conservative in the next election. (vote for the murder party!)

Experts warn of 2020 'meltdown' as election funding faces rocky path through Congress : There is a real significant risk to the integrity of the election if we don't invest now in our election infrastructure (when have we heard that before?)
Director of National Intelligence Announces Changes to Election Security Briefings (Trump's flunkies will decide what you can know)
Intelligence Chief Reduces Size of Counterterrorism Office - The New York Times (Russia and Saudi are our friends, white supremecists are good people)

The Postal Service Is the Most American Thing We've Got : Trump calls it "a joke" Washington and Lincoln would disagree. (said the "joke")

We could stop the pandemic by July 4 if the government took these steps - The Washington Post - A $74 billion investment in testing, tracing and isolation could rescue the economy (sorry, too much money)

A Sitting President, Riling the Nation During a Crisis - The New York Times - By smearing his opponents, championing conspiracy theories and pursuing vendettas, President Tru?mp has reverted to his darkest political tactics in spite of a pandemic hurting millions of Americans.
Trump's Cordon Un-sanitaire -- The president has faced greater exposure to the coronavirus than he might let on.

'Slow Moving Coup': Outrage After Trump Quietly Fires State Department Inspector General Friday Night. "What checks and balances do we have left?" : politics
Democrats launch inquiry into Trump firing of watchdog who was investigating Pompeo : politics
Trump Is Destroying Our Democracy Lawyers Outraged After Inspector General Axed Under Dark of Night
Donald Trump fires State Department watchdog said to be investigating one of his top aides : politics
President Trump Fires State Department Inspector General Steve Linick : NPR
Engel Statement on the Firing of Inspector General Linick - Press Releases - House Foreign Affairs Committee
Trumps slow-moving Friday night massacre of inspectors general
Donald Trump fires State Department watchdog said to be investigating one of his top aides : politics
Trump's firing of Steve Linick an "unlawful act of retaliation" for Pompeo inquiry, Democrats say : politics
Trump Fires Inspector General at State Department : politics
Pompeo fires State Department inspector general Steve Linick critical of Trump moves : politics
The Fact That Presidents Are "Undermined" By Scandals Does Not Make Congressional Oversight Unconstitutional - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Has the Roberts Court Finally Met An Attempt to Undermine Democracy It Doesn't Like? - Lawyers, Guns & Money -- Having no idea what Larry Lessig was thinking in pursuing his lawsuit arguing that states are constitutionally forbidden from making electors follow the will of their electorates, it was revealed at oral argument that it is, in fact, a galaxy-brained heighten-the-contradictions scheme ... "rules requiring delegates created by Rube Goldberg electoral system that has been an anachronism for more than 200 years to actually follow the will of a state's voters is Stalinism"

House changes its rules during pandemic, allowing remote voting for the first time in its 231-year history : politics (old Pelosi finally caved)

Jared Kushner Is a National Disaster : politics

"Obamagate" and "Lock her up": Pointing the way toward "Heil Trump" | It's not just a chant at Trump's rallies or lame wordplay in his tweets. It's his call to fascist rule

Longtime Trump insider: COVID 'deaths don't matter to him' : politics
Trump's Vaccine Czar Holds Millions in Stock Options at Company That Got Federal Funding for COVID-19 Work
Drug promoted by Trump as coronavirus game changer increasingly linked to deaths

Outflanked XV: the Hoover Outflankening - Lawyers, Guns & Money - As Jamelle Bouie observes, Trump and McConnell seem determined to go into the general election with a nice dose of Hoovernomics, preferring wishful thinking to providing material aid to people:

Burr's alleged conflicts extend beyond his coronavirus-related stock trades - The North Carolina senator holds numerous investments in firms regulated by the committees on which he sits.

Who goes Nazi? - Lawyers, Guns & Money - this amusing and now once again all-too-relevant 1941 essay by the once-famous journalist Dorothy Thompson, regarding the sort of Americans who would go Nazi if it came to that. Note how "Mr. C" is a dead ringer for Richard Nixon, who at the time was an obscure young lawyer in Whittier, California: (and ... Sinclair Lewis was an asshole)

The new birtherism - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Birtherism and trump - The Atlantic - Birtherism of a Nation - The conspiracy theories surrounding Obama's birthplace and religion were much more than mere lies. They were ideology. (just a little traitor tradition)

Wisconsin again? Swing state a hotbed of virus politics (Wississippi is stupid)
Illinois woman arrested for spitting in nurse's face, claiming to have coronavirus : Coronavirus

Other Side of the Mirror - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Let's imagine that a group of armed Arab-Americans, wearing masks, invaded the Michigan state legislature in the months after 9/11 in protest of threats to their civil liberties. How then would we imagine the response of the state?
Tell Me How This Is Not Terrorism | People with firearms forced the civil government of the state of Michigan to shut itself down. : politics
Hillary Clinton calls armed Michigan lockdown protests 'domestic terrorism' : politics
MAGA supporters broke social distancing to rally for Trump -- Nearly no one was wearing a mask.
Ohio Government Asks Companies To Snitch On Employees, Gets Hit With Auto-Generated Bogus 'Tips' Instead : Coronavirus
This viral video of Trump supporters screaming at a reporter is a Rorschach test of America right now : politics

How the Biden Campaign Aims to Win Battleground States - The New York Times - The campaign pledged to expand its operation, and expects on-the-ground organizing to take place sometime this year. But when the candidate leaves his home will be determined by public health guidance, officials said.

PBS Finds No Support for Tara Reade's Accusations (so, she actually is a lying ratfucker bitch)

Utah CEO gets 210 days in jail for having 13K files of infant & child rape, bestiality : news (slap on the pinky)

Grand jury charges 2 KCPD officers with excessive force : news (she bashed her head on the concrete while officers tried to "restain" her)

Now More Than Ever, Facebook Is a 'Mark Zuckerberg Production' (starring, Mark Zuckerfuckerberg)

u/zeidrich espouses on the possibility of "alien life" being quite different from what we expect. : bestof

What's somehting you're glad your friend introduced you to?


Pack of dogs trained to protect wildlife have saved 45 rhinos from being poached : worldnews

Tornado watch issued for parts of Massachusetts : boston

83,421 Cases Total in MA : CoronavirusMa - 1239 new cases - 11318 new tests; 11% positive - 110 new deaths; 5592 total - -92 hospital; - 32 icu
MA COVID-19 Data 5/15/20 : boston
State reports 110 new coronavirus deaths, 1,239 new cases; Baker extends non-essential business closure order by 24 hours - The Boston Globe
Governor Extends Essential Services Order by 24h : CoronavirusMa
1 in 10 Boston residents tested have COVID-19 antibodies, according to a study of 750 people : boston
MA Unemployment Insurance Mega-Thread : boston

NH is open for business, but its far from normal

COVID-19 at least 10 times deadlier than typical flu, analysis finds : worldnews

Reviving the US CDC - The Lancet (destroyed by Trump, Lancet can't bring itself to use the word "Republican")

Cities Are Safe Places to Live, Even in a Pandemic - it's a mistake to blame density for the spread of the coronavirus ... New York, with a population of 8.6 million, is the only American megacity. It is also the U.S. center of the pandemic ... Manhattan, the borough with the highest population density, was not the hardest hit. Deaths are concentrated in the less dense, more diverse outer boroughs. Citywide, black and Latino residents are experiencing mortality rates that are twice those of white city dwellers ... actors that do seem to explain clusters of Covid-19 deaths in the United States are household crowding, poverty, racialized economic segregation and participation in the work force ...
The Richest Neighborhoods Emptied Out Most as Coronavirus Hit New York City - The New York Times ... they all went to Palm Beach ...

EUA Authorized Serology Test Performance | FDA
Good news: human body builds "robust" immune response to COVID : Coronavirus
Places without social distancing have 35 times more potential coronavirus spread, study finds : Coronavirus
'No benefit' in hydroxychloroquine virus treatment: two studies : Coronavirus

'Weird as hell' : the Covid-19 patients who have symptoms for months

I Wish I Could Do Something for You, My Doctor Said -- Young, healthy people like me are getting very, very sick from the disease caused by the coronavirus.

He Saw 'No Proof' Closures Would Curb Virus. Now He Has De Blasio'Now the mayor has put him in charge of contact tracing, deepening a rift with the Health Department. Now the mayor has put him in charge of contact tracing, deepening a rift with the Health Department. (blood on their corrupt hands)

Texas sees highest single-day hike in coronavirus deaths, cases - News - Austin American-Statesman - Austin, TX
Texas Sets New Highs Yesterday In Daily Cases and Deaths Per Texas Health and Human Services : Coronavirus
Tensions rise as Texas governor readies to lift more rules
Coronavirus is now invading Trump counties in the swing states - The Washington Post -- 1,014 counties carried by Trump have entered the high-covid category. By contrast, a total of 350 Clinton counties have done so. (the anti-stupid virus)
Wisconsin's New Coronavirus Cases Rise as People Flock to Reopened Bars After Court Overturns Stay-at-Home Order

Canada wants to extend U.S. travel ban : worldnews (Canada built the wall)

UK Doctors 'told not to discuss PPE shortages' : worldnews

France Identifies 135 new cases of Coronavirus-Kawasaki Disease in Children, 1 new Child Death : Coronavirus
Lowest ever ratio of positive tests done in Italy (1.15% positive, over 68k tests) : Coronavirus
Sweden had the highest daily death toll in the world per capita : Coronavirus
Sweden Stayed Open. A Deadly Month Shows the Risks. - The New York Times - outbreak has been far deadlier than those of its neighbors, but still better off than many countries that enforced strict lockdowns.
'We Are Not Even Close to Our Peak Yet.' Brazil Risks Being Overwhelmed by Coronavirus Outbreak : Coronavirus
Brazil's health minister resigns after just weeks on the job : Coronavirus ... Bolsonaro does not want a technical minister, he wants someone who agrees with his ideological insanity, like ending social distancing and using chloroquine,
How 'overreaction' made Vietnam a virus success : Coronavirus

Japan suicides decline as Covid-19 lockdown causes shift in stress factors : Coronavirus ... "You know something isnt right when work generates more stress than a global pandemic."

Jason Kenney: China will face 'great reckoning' over handling of COVID-19 crisis. The Alberta premier wants Canada, U.S. to 'onshore' manufacturing in North America.

Taiwan rejects China's main condition for WHO participation : worldnews
China to conduct major military drill simulating seizure of Taiwan-held island : worldnews
China threatens retaliation over new U.S. visa restrictions for Chinese reporters : worldnews
US presses China on Panchen Lama 25 years after disappearance; The United States on Thursday renewed calls on China to free the Tibetan identified 25 years earlier as the Panchen Lama and warned Beijing not to see the episode as a model for handling the Dalai Lama's succession : worldnews

Qatar has made wearing a face mask compulsory for everyone who steps outside their home, with violators facing jail time and fines of up to $55,000 : worldnews

Egyptian Dad dies of COVID-19 after branding the pandemic "fake news" on social media. He admitted his mistakes shortly before his death. : Coronavirus

Man who called Philippine president "crazy" on Facebook arrested for cyberlibel : worldnews

Huge, mysterious list appears online of where people met, personal information and more of tens of millions of people. : worldnews
REvil, law firm hackers, double ransom demand, threaten Donald Trump

Many Americans Are Getting More Money From Unemployment Than They Were From Their Jobs | FiveThirtyEight
The Child Care Industry Is About To Collapse. There's No Bailout Coming. It would cost $9.6 billion a month to keep things going, and Congress is offering a fraction of that.
Retail Sales Plunge A Record 16.4% In April; Clothing Hardest Hit With 79% Drop : Coronavirus Live Updates : NPR (haha, no one is wearing clothes)
Employees are the core constituency of the firm, but are mostly excluded from participating in the government of their workplaces -- a right monopolized by capital investors (your overlords)

Space Force flag unveiled in Oval Office, presented to Trump | Fox News
He lied on national television: Trump says truckers protesting industry problems are actually honking to support him

World looks on in horror as Trump flails over pandemic despite claims US leads way | US news | The Guardian
Trump Is Smearing Fauci -The doctor admits inconvenient facts. So the president is trying to discredit him. : politics
Faced with an appalling US coronavirus death toll, the right denies the figures : politics
Opinion | Covid-19 Reality Has a Liberal Bias - The New York Times
The Note: Public not seeing pandemic realities Trump is describing - ABC News - "We have prevailed" he said ("yeah, ABC, "realities")

Secret Service signs $179,000 contract to rent golf carts in Bedminster, N.J., this summer - The Washington Post

Does Donald Trump Want to Be Re-elected? - Bloomberg - inattention to the coronavirus doesnt suggest someone desperate to win in November (jesus, try intattention to everything but himself)

Trump still confident in virus test despite false negatives
F.D.A. Halts Coronavirus Testing Program Backed by Bill Gates - The New York Times - The program allows people in the Seattle area to easily take a coronavirus test at home. Researchers say such testing is essential for future monitoring of the virus (yes, they really did that, so you can't make Trump look bad by being sick)

US Postal Service Reportedly Considering Price Hikes as Trump's Takeover of the Beloved Agency Accelerates - "President Trump's clear intent is to raise prices and force a crisis at the Post Office so that his political benefactors at the corporate shippers can increase their company profits : politics

Trump Demands Lindsey Graham Haul Barack Obama Before Senate Judiciary Committee: 'Just Do It'
WATCH: Trump Comically Attempts to Explain ObamaGate When Asked By Maria Bartiromo
Obamagate Is a Fake Scandal. Rick Bright Described a Real One. : politics
Anticipating Phase Two of the Trumped Up "Obamagate" ... should be best understood as the scandal in which a president manufactured false accusations against former government officials, including his political rival, using the full power of the Justice Department and Kremlin-style information warfare tactics to orchestrate it.
Frank Rich: 'Obamagate' Means Trump Is Desperate
Obamagate Is Niche Programming for Trump Superfans
MSNBCs Ruhle on Obamagate farce: "I didn't want to give one ounce of breath or attention to this"
Dan Abrams: Based on All We Know Right Now, This Obamagate Theory Is 100 Percent Bullsh*t

John Brennan calls Trump targeting Obama era officials an abominable abuse of authority
Obamagate Is About Questioning the Legitimacy of the First Black President
McConnell admits he was wrong to say Obama administration failed to leave pandemic playbook : politics
McConnell admits he was wrong to say Obama didn't leave Trump a pandemic 'game plan' - The Senate majority leader's about-face came in an interview with Fox News (mumble, mumble, cackle, mumble)

Unable to Help Himself, Trump Denies Russia Backed Him in 2016 | Trump Still Denies the Findings From His Own Country, Rejects His Own Administration's Intelligence, and Ignores the Conclusions Drawn by His Own Party. : politics

We need to prepare for the possibility of Trump rejecting election results : politics

The Justice Dept.'s Attempt to Drop the Michael Flynn Case, Explained
Michael Flynn case: Ex-judge who brought down 'Teflon Don' tapped to take on DOJ - CNNPolitics
Michael Flynn isn't a martyr. He's a crook and a crackpot. (and not the only one, by far)

Trump let China run circles around America and now pretends to be tough

How Brad Parscale Conned Donald Trump - The Bulwark - What if the Trump campaign's digital operation is a Potemkin Death Star? (morons at work)

A majority of Americans going to work fear exposing their household to the coronavirus : politics
'They are angry': Pandemic and economic collapse slam Trump across Rust Belt - POLITICO - They are angry : Pandemic and economic collapse slam Trump across Rust Belt -- Coronavirus infections and unemployment filings are spiraling in parts of the Industrial Midwest where Donald Trump cleaned up in 2016.

Top Trump campaign aide pushed anti-gay positions, said legalizing same-sex marriage would lead to bestiality and pedophilia - CNNPolitics

DeVos Funnels Coronavirus Relief Funds to Favored Private and Religious Schools - The New York Times - Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, using discretion written into the coronavirus stabilization law, is using millions of dollars to pursue long-sought policy goals that Congress has blocked.

Rand Paul isn't subliterate like Trump, but he spreads lies - Los Angeles Times

Biden: "There's No Way in Hell I'd Ever Pardon Trump as President"
Biden says he would not pardon Trump : politics
Biden says he would not pardon Trump - Biden committed to ensuring that any prosecutorial decisions would be dictated by the law, in contrast to what he called the "dereliction of duyt by Trump and his attorney general, William Barr. : politics

Mike Bloomberg plots spending blitz to support Joe Bidens run for president

What 74 former Biden staffers think about Tara Reades allegations ... None of the people interviewed said that they had experienced sexual harassment, assault or misconduct by Biden. All said they never heard any rumors or allegations of Biden engaging in sexual misconduct, until the recent assault allegation made by Tara Reade ... revealed previously unreported details about the Biden office when Reade worked there, such as an account that she lost her job because of her poor performance, not as retaliation for lodging complaints about sexual harassment ... Of all the people who held that position, she's he only one during my time there who couldn't ecessarily keep up or who found it frustrating ... (she lies, alot)
Tara Reade's Dubious Claims and Shifting Stories Show the Limits of #BelieveWomen - Quillette (when you've lost Quillette)
STEMthebleeding on Twitter: "So I decided there's enough information to put this into a thread. This pertains to those obscure codes on the disbursing form Tara Reade posted herself in 2019. They didn't get much attention, but I think I'm going to change that. 1/" / Twitter
Manipulative, deceitful, user: Tara Reade left a trail of aggrieved acquaintances (unravelling)
New Reporting Increases Doubts on Tara Reade's Allegation Against Joe Biden

Georgia Senates Perdue Moves to Lean Republican

Poll: US believers see message of change from God in virus

JetBlues Founder Helped Fund A Stanford Study That Said The Coronavirus Wasnt That Deadlythe controversial John Ioannidis study failed to disclose important financial ties and ignored scientist's concerns that their antibody test was inaccurate.

'Traitor!' : Local News Reporter Abused and Stalked By Lockdown Protestors on Long Island (VIDEO) (evil and insane people)

The Journey of Odysseus : MapPorn
Homer in the Baltic


Earth is healing: Global air quality improved this year due to coronavirus lockdown. 2 new studies, published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters,found that NO2 pollution over northern China, Western Europe & US decreased by as much as 60% in early 2020 as compared to the same time last year : worldnews
Microplastics are everywhere, study finds | Microplastics are everywhere -- including in our drinking water, table salt and in the air that we breathe. Researchers conclude, among other things, that of the three sources of microplastic intake, the primary one is air; especially indoor air
2 degrees C: Beyond the limit : Extreme climate change has arrived in America

82,182 Cases Total in MA : CoronavirusMa - 1,685 new cases - 14,329 new tests; 12% positive - 167 new deaths; 5,482 total - -242 hospital; -13 ICU
MA COVID-19 Data 5/14/2020 : boston
3,101 Currently Hospitalized in Massachusetts : CoronavirusMa
Weekly Town by Town MA Update : CoronavirusMa

Coronavirus may never go away: WHO
See how experts use disease modeling to predict coronavirus cases after states reopen - Washington Post
COVID Explained

Kidney injury seen in more than a third of hospitalized COVID-19 patients: U.S. study : science

Emily G on Twitter: "America has always been the best metaphor for America" / Twitter (and yes, Amash is a Republican)
Social Survival in the Pandemic - Lawyers, Guns & Money - shaming doesn't dliminate risky behavior -- it just drives it underground.
Moving Beyond the Lockdown - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Police say they are "fighting a losing battle" over enforcing the lockdown after "hundreds" turned out in parks across east London to enjoy picnics in the sunshine : worldnews

For-profit nursing homes have four times as many COVID-19 deaths as city-run homes | Ontario, Canada | Toronto Star : worldnews

Sweden records highest number of coronavirus deaths for three weeks : worldnews

No new cases of Covid-19 reported in New Zealand for third day in row | RNZ News : worldnews

Russia: 60% of Coronavirus Patient Deaths Not Counted Toward Official Total, Moscow Officials Say : worldnews
Russia Sold The US A Bunch Of Ventilators That Never Got Used. The Same Model Just Burst Into Flames And Killed Six People In Russia. : politics

Japan suicides decline as Covid-19 lockdown causes shift in stress factors : worldnews ... "Imagine a global pandemic REDUCING stress in your life."

Instagram Classifies Bolsonaro's Coronavirus Post as Fake News and Removes It : worldnews

China says U.S. leaders have "lost their minds" after FBI accuses Beijing of hacking coronavirus vaccine research : worldnews -- "It's ridiculous to believe that any of our hundreds of salaried government hackers were involved in hacking."
Trudeau says world has questions 'particularly' for China on COVID-19 origin

Taiwan goes full week without new coronavirus case, goes 32 days without local coronavirus infection : worldnews
Taiwan says WHO has 'forgotten' neutrality by barring island
'Wake-up call' : China threatens Australia's iron exports after COVID-19 inquiry
Student backlash prompts Canadian University to remove Hong Kong Police Force job postings : worldnews

Mexico finds 15,000 turtles in crates bound for China : worldnews

Paedophile priest Gerald Ridsdale sentenced to 10 years' jail for sexual abuse of boys in 1970s : worldnews ... "Three years for 14 offences, that's 0.2 years per offence. A little over two months per kid. I guess he got the bulk discount.

Boeing has been awarded two contracts worth more than $2 billion for the delivery of more than 1,000 air-to-surface and anti-ship missiles to Saudi Arabia, the Pentagon said : worldnews -- "And none of these weapons will be used in Yemen. "Cough, cough."

Job losses have now hit 40% of low-income homes - POLITICO - Thirteen percent of all U.S. adults, or 20 percent of people who were employed in February, were laid off or furloughed.
White House opens door to more state aid amid coronavirus scramble with Congress - The Washington Post - Surge in unemployment rate and severe pressure on state budgets has White House officials looking for answers.

Monstrous Cruelty: As Hunger Soars, Trump USDA Resumes Effort to Take Nutrition Benefits From More Than a Million People
Postal Service to review package delivery fees as Trump influence grows - The Washington Post - Deputy Postmaster General Ronald A. Stroman will leave before new agency head Louis DeJoy takes the helm.
E.P.A. Opts Against Limits on Water Contaminant Tied to Fetal Damage - The New York Times - A new E.P.A. policy on perchlorate, which is used in rocket fuel, would revoke a 2011 finding that the chemical should be regulated (fuck off and die, say Reublicans)

'Trump death clock' in Hew York's Times Square counts coronavirus fatalities blamed on president's inaction
Trump Death Clock - Estimated U.S. COVID-19 Deaths Due To POTUS Inaction -- 51,196 (today)

The 2016 nightmare is already repeating itself - The Washington Post (your media nightmare)
Trump Begins His Final Authoritarian Push (good pic of the stupid and evil twins)

Trump Feared Testing Too Many People for Virus Would Spook Stock Markets, Says Report : politics -- Jared [Kushner] had been arguing that testing too many people, or ordering too many ventilators, would spook the markets and so we just shouldn't do it... That advice worked far more powerfully on [Trump] than what the scientists were saying. He thinks they always exaggerate (Trump ... says ... scientists ... always ... exaggerate ... Kushfucked)

5 takeaways from coronavirus whistleblower Rick Brights testimony

Trump's rebuke of Fauci encapsulates rejection of science in virus fight : politics
Trump attacks Dr. Fauci for cautioning against the premature opening of the country : politics
Trump flunkies try to scapegoat Anthony Fauci -- but we all know who's really to blame : Trump once declared "I alone can fix it" -- but his followers now claim he's been manipulated by an evil mastermind -- "Dr. Anthony Fauci known for groundbreaking work in HIV-AIDS research, leading efforts to fight outbreaks of the West Nile virus, SARS and Ebola Donald J. Trump known for dodging the draft, being a slum lord, filing for bankruptcy 6 times, quoting Mussolini"

80,000 Americans have died. Trump is still engaged in magical thinking. : politics
Trump Feared Testing Too Many People for Virus Would Spook Stock Markets, Says Report (oh look, Kushfucker)
Trump's marks for handling COVID-19 outbreak decline
23% of Republicans Think GOP Should Nominate Someone Other Than Trump - Rasmussen Reports. (even fucking Rasmussen)

Increasing number give Trump poor marks on handling coronavirus: poll : politics ... Wait a minute, are you saying that golfing, rallying, partying at Maralago, and constantly tweeting insults at 4 am is not a sufficient response to a coming pandemic? /S
Trump's White House is guilty of exactly what it accuses China of doing ... "Meanwhile, denialism has been a centerpiece of Trump's pandemic response since the arrival of coronavirus in the United States ... These are the hallmarks of an administration that would rather not know the facts and would prefer not to share those it cannot help but learn.

How Trump has berated, insulted and demeaned female reporters : politics

Someone at the CDC Leaked Another Pandemic Plan the White House Doesn't Want You to See : politics

A Trump Official Tried to Fast-Track Funding for His Friend's Unproven COVID-19 'treatment' Whistleblower Says (the "treatment" removed parts of babies skulls, sounds about right)

After Being Delayed by White House for Almost a Year, Transcripts from House Intelligence Committee Russia Investigation Released : politics
Trump Rewriting History To Deny Russia Supported Him in 2016

The great evil Republicans remain silent about E. Jean Carroll's charge that Trump raped her. (and then he raped America)

A sweeping setback for Trumps foreign business dealings ... a federal appeals court has held he cannot derive income from foreign governments that frequent his businesses.
Appeals court greenlights emoluments suit against Trump - POLITICO

Trump Is Losing the Battle to Keep His Finances Secret : politics
'Obamagate' is Trump's Name for the Crimes He's Trying to Commit Himself

Judge Might Hold Michael Flynn in Criminal Contempt : politics
Trump White House Rewrites History, This Time About Flynn - The New York Times - Three years ago, President Trump swiftly fired his first national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn, for lying to the F.B.I. Ahead of the November election, Mr. Trump and his allies are now telling a very different story.
Michael Flynn Can't Just Walk Away from His Guilty Pleas
Trump White House Rewrites History, This Time About Flynn : politics

House Judiciary chairman demands Barr testifies by June, warns of potential subpoena : politics

The Senate just voted to let the government keep surveilling your online life without a warrant : politics

Graham shoots down Trumps call for Obama testimony on Russia probe origins ... "be careful what you wish for" he warned Trump
GOP senators release list of Obama officials, including Biden, who 'unmasked' Michael Flynn

Barack Obama Speaks Out After Mitch McConnell Tells Him To Keep His 'Mouth shut" ... "So, according to Mitch current presidents can be petty and blame past presidents but previous presidents are not allowed to say a thing? You all think Donald will refrain from discussing Joe on Twitter next year since he is such a classy guy? "
Opinion: McConnell, old white men don't get to tell black men to shut up anymore : politics
Gerth: McConnell attacking Obama over 'tradition' is a laugh : politics (yeah, the "just a little southern tradition" guy)
Mitch McConnell, leader of the totally not racist Republican party, at a meeting of the Sons of Confederate veterans : pics

The conspiracy cupboard is bare - The Washington Post - You can understand why Republicans are desperate to change the topic. Three million more Americans filed unemployment claims last week, bringing the unemployment numbers to 36.5 million, a stunning figure. Republicans are stuck defending their opposition to more aid, the death toll inches toward 90,000

FBI seizes GOP senator's cellphone in probe over stock sales after coronavirus briefing
FBI serves warrant on senator in stock investigation : politics
FBI serves search warrant on Sen. Richard Burr amid stock trading controversy: report : politics
FBI issued warrant to Apple to obtain Sen. Richard Burr's iCloud account as part of stock sales probe : politics

Were retreating to a new strategy on covid-19. Lets call it what it is. ("suffering and death" bc Republicans)

Wisconsin governor: Republicans, state Supreme Court decided 'facts don't matter' in move to reopen state : politics
Wisconsin bars packed with patrons almost immediately after court strikes down stay-at-home order : news
After Wisconsin court ruling, crowds liberated and thirsty descend on bars. 'We're the Wild West,' Gov. Tony Evers says.
'Reopening' Means Workers Will Die -- The wealthy may be fine with sacrificing the vulnerable, but workers are fighting for the sanctity of human life.
"What are you hiding?" Nebraska stops releasing coronavirus data from meat plants after cases spike -- As cases at plants around the state rose, Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts said data would no longer be made public Texas AG asks Supreme Court to order election officials to reject mail ballots from people scared to catch COVID-19 : politics ... "How many more people can the Republicans kill in their attempt to retain power?"

McConnell pines for Pompeo as Kansas chaos looms - POLITICO - Republicans fear they could lose a critical Senate seat (Dumbpeo would lose also)

GOP senator doesn't want to 'wear a face mask in the shower' 00 If you get an email from a weird uncle who watches Fox all day, claiming that "Pelosi wants to corce everyone to wear masks in the shower," you'll know why

Rep. Joe Kennedy is a co-sponsor of new Congressional bill to bail out lobbyist organizations (501(c)(6) groups) : boston

Churches have been astonishingly hypocritical during the pandemic - They want exemptions from general laws. They also want federal funding. : politics (the church industry is in trouble)

Michigan Cancels Legislative Session to Avoid Armed Protesters - Bloomberg (yeah, it's come to that)

These disinformation researchers saw the coronavirus 'infodemic' coming
The Prophecies of Q

Opinion | The New York Times Surrendered to an Outrage Mob. Journalism Will Suffer For It. - POLITICO - On December 27, 2019, the Times published a column by their opinion journalist Bret Stephens 'The Secrets of Jewish Genius'

Ahmaud Arbery shooting: Gregory McMichael, ex-detective accused in slaying, lost arrest power after skipping use of force training, documents show - The Washington Post - Gregory McMichaels law enforcement certification was suspended in 2019 after repeated failures to complete required training (big mistake, fucker cop)

White supremacists built a website to doxx interracial couples and it's going to be hard to take down: Racists have published a hate-filled database targeting white women dating black and brown men as "traitors" and some are being harassed online. (Trumpists)

Facebook has a huge truth problem. A high-priced 'oversight board' wont fix it (Zuckerfuckerberg)

How Boston Made Itself Bigger : boston

How Much Internet Speed Do I Need?

2020 ain't over yet. What's the next big catastrophe we can expect? : AskReddit
BRAZIL UFO CRASH: Visual consistency of craft from multiple sources. : ufo


World's largest wealth fund blacklists four Canadian firms for emissions - Norway'S $1 trillion sovereign fund said on Wednesday it had excluded four Canadian oil and gas companies from its portfolio for producing excessive greenhouse gas emissions, its first use of that reason to blacklist firms.
Deforestation of the Amazon has soared under cover of the coronavirus : worldnews

Over 1.5 million people have recovered from coronavirus around the world : Coronavirus

80,497 Cases Total in MA : CoronavirusMa - 1,165 new cases - 8,536 new tests; 14% positive - 174 new deaths; 5,315 total deaths - -26 hospital; -24 ICU
MA COVID-19 Data 5/13/20 : boston
Mass. reports 1,165 new coronavirus cases, 174 new deaths; Baker warns opening entire economy now would be 'incredibly irresponsible ... Cases in Chelsea once again rose, this time adding 168 cases for a total of 2,412. Chelsea's highest-in-the-state rate of 6,404 cases per 100,000 people is nearly four times Boston's ... Lawrence, which added more than 400 cases from last week, saw its rate increase the most among cities with more than 1,000 total cases.
Scientists warn May 18 still feels too early to begin reopening Mass.
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh says Boston reported no COVID-19 related deaths yesterday : boston
In at least 15 other states governors have taken measures to reduce the number of people behind bars. : CoronavirusMa
CHA Launches COVID-19 Testing in Cambridge - City of Cambridge, MA

Here is what New York is doing... : CoronavirusMa
Regional Monitoring Dashboard | New York Forward

Vitamin D levels appear to play role in COVID-19 mortality rates: Patients with severe deficiency are twice as likely to experience major complications : Coronavirus
COVID-19 and vitamin D -- Is there a link and an opportunity for intervention?
15 US states now hit by rare inflammatory syndrome impacting children : Coronavirus
Medical masks vs N95 respirators for preventing COVID-19 in healthcare workers: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized trials : COVID19
The airborne lifetime of small speech droplets and their potential importance in SARS-CoV-2 transmission : COVID19 ... These observations confirm that there is a substantial probability that normal speaking causes airborne virus transmission in confined environments.

State Data and Policy Actions to Address Coronavirus | The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
Rick Bright will warn Congress of 'darkest winter in modern history' without ramped up coronavirus response - CNNPolitics
Whistleblower Rick Bright, a top government virologist, to testify before House subcommittee on Thursday that he was "involuntarily transferred to a more limited and less impactful position at the National Institutes of Health," and that this personnel move was retaliatory. : news

Coronavirus government response updates: Trump rejects Faucis caution on reopening schoolsThe president said his health expert 'wants to play all side of the equation" (yeah, he said that)
Coronavirus: Fauci says US death toll may be even higher than believed, contradicting Trump : politics
Different Coronavirus Models Are Starting To Agree. The Picture's Not Good : Shots - Health News : NPR
Coronavirus likely forced 27 million off their health insurance - Axios (the Republican plan)
As Coronavirus Restrictions Lift, Millions in U.S. Are Leaving Home Again - The New York Times (Michigan is the worst)
New York City breaks record: 58 straight days with no pedestrian deaths : news

Two reasons California coronavirus cases won't decline soon - Los Angeles Times ... a certain percentage of people are still going out, and people are getting fed up with staying at home. (humans have no memory and learn very slowly)

New US coronavirus hotspots appear in Republican heartlands : politics
Coronavirus-Flooded States May Already Be Doomed for a Second Lockdown
Texas sees 1,000 new coronavirus cases 5 days in a row | TheHill
Texas Governor says no one needs to wear a mask, businesses do not have to provide them to employees, all churches open. : Coronavirus (the great Republican Stupidity Experiment)
Coronavirus cases aren't surging in high-risk states - Axios - Change in new COVID-19 cases in the past week
New US coronavirus hotspots appear in Republican heartlands | World news | The Guardian ... county-specific figures show a surge in infection rates in towns and rural communities in red states such as Texas, Tennessee, Alabama, Kentucky and North and South Dakota
'I would not let your child out in public' : Mom warns after 9-year-old gets illness likely linked to COVID-19

Countries see spike in Covid cases after opening up : worldnews
As coronavirus cases resurge, lockdowns reimposed on at least three continents - The Washington Post - Lebanon on Tuesday became the latest country to reimpose restrictions after experiencing a surge of infections, almost exactly two weeks after it appeared to have contained the spread of the virus and began easing up. Authorities ordered a four-day, near-complete lockdown to allow officials time to assess the rise in numbers.

Woman who allegedly coughed, licked and wiped saliva on an ATM in Toronto is arrested : worldnews

Gay men in South Korea are being hunted on dating apps after palpable homophobia grows amid coronavirus resurgence

Get Ready for a Covid-19 Vaccine Information War - The New York Times - Social media is already filling up with misinformation about a Covid-19 vaccine, months or years before one even exists. (vaccine will make you even dumber)
Fox News Airs Fox Nation Show Starring Alex Berenson, Coronavirus Truther, Called COVID Contrarian (after being catastrophically wrong)

Taiwan says it wants to join an important WHO meeting after coronavirus strategy success. China objects to this : worldnews
China ramping up bullying and intimidation of activists in Canada, report says : worldnews

As China hoarded medical supplies, the CIA believes it tried to stop the WHO from sounding alarm on the pandemic : worldnews
China has launched a social media disinformation campaign on coronavirus, researcher says : worldnews

Arrested Hong Kong protesters are tortured regularly, says human rights group : worldnews
Hong Kong teen who was allegedly gang raped by police in station defends claim after police chief says she must be arrested for lying : worldnews

It's time to take off the gloves against Chinese cybercrime
Think we have military primacy over China? Think again. - The Washington Post

South Korea raised age of consent for sex to 16 from 13 as it seeks to strengthen protection for minors following accusations existing law on sex crimes was too weak...adults who have sex with under-16-year-olds will be prosecuted for child sexual abuse or rape regardless of any alleged consent. : worldnews

Evangelicals trying to convert Jews: A fair price for Christian support for Israel? - Israel News - - A new Israeli TV channel targeting Jews for conversion to Christianity has triggered tumult even among evangelicals' most dedicated Jewish friends. But one 'controversy" won't wreck the Christian-Jewish alliance on Israel (of cource not, follow the dough ... but srsly, Jesus said he'd kill all the Jews before teleporting the satangelicals to heaven and the Jews said sure, only $3 billion a year plus a bunch of killing machines and we definitely don't have any nukes)
Messianic network GOD-TV launches Hebrew channel in Israel, sparking outrage | The Times of Israel - Communications minister calls to investigate 'oversight' that granted channel 7-year license, vows not to allow missionary work on air (a little "undersight" and grease my palm)

Maternity ward massacre shakes Afghanistan and its peace process - Reuters (muzfuckers)

Angela Merkel says hard evidence she was target of Russian hackers

In court filing, FBI accidentally reveals name of Saudi official suspected of directing support for 9/11 hijackers : worldnews (thanks again, Barry, you fucker)
In court filing, FBI accidentally reveals name of Saudi official suspected of directing support for 9/11 hijackers
Trump - Saudi Arabia - orb - trump post - Imgur

Eschaton: The Wall - International travel is going to be a messy issue everywhere for awhile, but "Americans stay home" isn't going to be a hard call. (Europe: "fuck off you diseased cunts")

Powell Warns of Broad Virus Danger, Bats Down Negative Rates - Bloomberg - Fed chair says outlook uncertain, downside risks significant -- Says more fiscal aid may be worth cost to limit long-term harm
Eschaton: So Many Lucky Duckies - Better make sure these moochers aren't double dipping.
Eschaton: Cracking Open The Lock Box - Cracking Open The Lock Box - Social Security. That's where the money is. If you can find a way to get .01 or .1 or 1 or 10% of it siphoned out into your pockets, or the pockets of your rich pals generally, it's a victory. (Larry Fucking Summers telling JoeBi how to fuck things up and lose to Trump, also, some nitwit named Natasha Sarin)
Ironize Codeine on Twitter: "@matthewstoller @NatashaRSarin @JooBilly @sc_cath @mjmill611 I can't put my finger on why, but I think she might be lying.

Trump approval dips amid mounting coronavirus death toll, trails Biden by 8 points: Reuters/Ipsos poll - Reuters

Team Trump Pushes CDC to Dial Down COVID Death Counts - The president and members of his task force are skeptical of the numbers and want the methodology changed.
The Strange Origins Of Trumps Hydroxychloroquine Obsession ... "philosopher" who tweets anti-Semitism, two bitcoin bros and right-wing media helped put an idea in the president's head

We don't have a president, or a plan - 60 days into the coronavirus crisis, the White House does not have a plan, a framework, a philosophy, or a goal ... Trump has substituted showmanship for action, playing the president on TV but refusing to do the actual job. He has both dominated the airwaves and abdicated his duties. As a result, progress against the coronavirus has stalled, even as the lockdown has driven the economy into crisis.
White House Plan For Ending Coronavirus Stay-At-Home Orders -- There Is Still No Plan

Trump and His Cronies Are Going to Try to Screw With the Election : politics (there's your plan)
Kushner, Law Aside, Doesn't Rule Out Delaying 2020 ElectionThe opinion of a White House staff member has no bearing on when the election is held, but his comment played into the concerns of President Trump's detractors. ("detractors" fuck you, NYT)
Jared Kushner clarifies after saying he's' not sure' he can commit to date for presidential election (Kushfuck is in charge of your election)
'Faithless elector': Supreme Court hears cases that could change presidential contests (how many has Jared already bought?)

Vote-by-Mail Under 'Existential Threat' as Top US Postal Service Official Reportedly Forced Out -- Trump is intent on installing his partisan lackeys in control of the Postal Service while congressional Republicans try to force it into insolvency so they can privatize it

Remember When Trump Said He'd Be Happy to Share His Tax Returns?
King Me - Lawyers, Guns & Money (Alito is the worst, Roberts' court is destroying democracy)

Trump has a major vulnerability. Democrats should keep pounding it. - The Washington Post (he's killing everyone by taking away their health insurance, Mitch cackles)

Watergate prosecutors call for judge to ignore DOJ recommendation to drop Flynn case : politics
U.S. judge puts Justice Departments move to drop charges against Michael Flynn on hold

Ex-F.B.I. Official Is Said to Undercut Justice Dept. Effort to Drop Flynn Case - The New York Times
Judge Appoints Outsider to Take On Justice Dept. in Flynn Case - The New York Times - A retired judge will also examine whether the former national security adviser committed perjury ... appointed a hard-charging former prosecutor and judge on Wednesday to argue against the Justice Department in its effort to drop the case and to investigate whether Mr. Flynn committed perjury, an extraordinary move in a case with acute political overtones ... an astonishing move in the latest high-profile criminal case to prompt accusations from current and former law enforcement officials that Attorney General William P. Barr has politicized the Justice Department to protect allies of President Trump ... (deep state pushes back ... the guy who wrote 'The Flynn case isn't over until the judge says it's over' for WaPo vide infra gets to say it isn't over, delicious)
Judge Orders Michael Flynn Perjury Arguments | Law & Crime

Amy Berman Jackson Orders White House to Hand Over Ukraine Emails | Law & Crime

Trump ignores 80,000 coronavirus death count to accuse MSNBC anchor of murder : politics
Trump's coronavirus mask standoff reveals the dangerous ripples of fragile masculinity | Imagine being so scared of appearing vulnerable (to a deadly virus) that you're willing to potentially hurt yourself, or others 00 or even die -- to keep up the masquerade.
Trump despises his own supporters and would be disgusted by them, says ex-friend Howard Stern
Trump Believes Giving Black oV complains about Google results for ters Access to Voting Is Stealing the Election : politics
Trumps Odds of Winning Reelection Are Higher Than You Think ... his approval rating now stands at about 44 percent ... We're more than one month into America's worst economic crisis in 80 years and Trump's approval rating is still considerably higher than it has been for most of his presidency.

The ad that got inside Donald Trump's head is now airing in Columbus

With Obamagate, Trump returns to a favorite distraction tactic - POLITICO - For years, Trump has promoted theories about his predecessor to distract from unwelcome news, elevate himself and excite his base. The details are rarely important.
Eschaton: Give Bill Barr A Chance - I suppose the precedent of "arresting everyone involved with the past administration and throwing them in jail without bail" isn't *entirely* a bad one... (Trump will throw Obama and Clinton an Comey in prison)
As coronavirus roils the nation Trump suggests Joe Scarborough murdered aide - The Washington Post
The Cruelty of Conspiracy: A Personal Story - The Bulwark

Trump supporters never cease to amaze me : PoliticalHumor
Open the door and let that sink in. : PoliticalHumor

Right-Wing Facebook Groups Threaten to Assassinate Michigan Governor Whitmer : politics

A Guide to the Nightmare of Getting Health Insurance in a Pandemic - The American Prospect - really simple, unless you live in the United States of America.
John Cornyn Encourages People To Sign Up For Obamacare After Fighting To Repeal It | HuffPost

Remote Voting in Congress Isnt Just a Matter of Public Health -- It's Necessary for Democrats to Wield Power (Pelosi is a very old idiot)

Mitch McConnell is pushing the Senate to pass a law that would let the FBI collect Americans' web browsing history without a warrant : technology

A new internal GOP poll suggests tight prez, Senate races in Georgia

Ocasio-Cortez among top Dems promoting Biden-Sanders unity : politics

approval rating has fallen among older Americans, many of whom feel especially isolated and at risk. Even a small shift among this bloc of voters could pose a serious threat to the president's reelection ... approval rating among voters over the age of 65 dropped 20 points between March and the end of April (boomers realize finally that Trump is trying to kill them)

How Coronavirus Will Disrupt Future Colleges & Universities ... MIT@Google. iStanford. HarvardxFacebook. (Zuckerfuck will fuck Harvard)
Harvard Medical School announces that the Fall 2020 semester for medicine, dentistry, and graduate studies will be held remotely : boston
Boston College buys Pine Manor

Black woman shot and killed after Kentucky police entered her home as she slept, family says : news
Man repeatedly punched by Los Angeles officer sues city as body-cam footage released : news
/u/NRAsays Explains how police accountability in America is virtually nonexistent for a variety of reasons and provides a nauseating number of examples. And those are just the ones that come to light and are reported on. : bestof (America's big killer-cop problem)
Cop Gets Fired For Posting Video About People's Constitutional Rights & Liberties Being Violated : videos

Naked man found dead after falling through kitchen ceiling then being hit by vehicle : news

Language skills are more important than math skills for learning programming, new neuroscience research shows : science

A secret experiment revealed: In a medical first, doctors treat Parkinsons with a novel brain cell transplant

ELI5: Why does a space elevator have to be tethered at the equator? : explainlikeimfive

Cant_Even18 comments on Take your mask off to make me feel better!
/u/Cant_Even18 recounts their harrowing COVID-19 experience in great detail, in spite of coworkers who think its all owner blown : bestof

ANALYSIS: Netflix Saved Its Average User From 9.1 Days of Commercials in 2019 : television

TIL there's a federal law requiring all vodkas be distilled in such a manner that ensures they pretty much all taste the same (without distinctive character, aroma, taste or color). NPR facilitated a lab study that proved there are no discernible taste differences in cheap vodka vs Grey Goose.

Opinions on MGTOW : MensRights (anti-gynocentrism)

Men of Reddit, how often do you trim your foreskin or do you just let it grow out? : AskReddit

u/alittlebirdy1 explains why having great sex with your husband is not perverted no matter what your friends think : bestof

My mother got embarrassed when she "found my girlfriends panties" on our kitchen table : funny ... Gary Busey: "Fear stands for false evidence appearing real -- it's the darkroom where satan develops his negatives" (hello, Fox News)

u/one-Mikey fabricates a post about how a new solar farm is bad because it was being built by Exon-mobile with taxpayer funds. The post received 1200 upvotes and reddit gold before being taken down. : bestof


Planet's largest ecosystems collapse faster than previously forecast : worldnews
COVID-19 lockdowns significantly impacting global air quality. Nitrogen dioxide pollution over northern China, Western Europe and the U.S. decreased by as much as 60 percent in early 2020 as compared to the same time last year. : science
America's longest river was recently drier than during the Dust Bowl. And it's bound to happen again. - Rising temperatures due to climate change dramatically reduced the snowpack that feeds the Upper Missouri River Basin

79,332 Cases Total in MA : CoronavirusMa - 870 new cases - 6,768 new tests; 13% positive - 33 new deaths; 5141 total - +25 hospital; +5 ICU
MA COVID-19 Data 5/12/20 : boston
Gov. Baker announces 4-phase approach to reopen Mass. : boston
Easy to read four phase of reopening graphic : CoronavirusMa
At least 4 children are hospitalized in Boston with illness linked to COVID-19, doctors say : boston

Fauci warns of 'suffering and death' if US reopens too soon
Coronavirus Live Updates: Health Experts Testify U.S. Still Lacks Critical Capabilities to Contain Spikes - The New York Times ... Rand Paul says "people on the other side" don't believe Fauci ...
The lost six weeks when US failed to contain virus : Coronavirus (when Jared took over the testing)

134 pregnant women in L.A. tested positive for coronavirus, but none of their babies : Coronavirus (send the babies back to work)
You can now order your own antibody test through Labcorp : Coronavirus
After choir practice with one symptomatic person, 53 of 61 (87%) members developed COVID-19. (33 confirmed, 20 probable, 2 deaths) : science

Coronavirus Outbreak at Giant New York State Farm Points to Systemic Issues -W line from any element of the United States' line from any element of the United States government.
e Due a Serious Reordering of American Society -- So much of the collateral damage being done by the pandemic is due to flaws and inequities already existing in American life.
America Is Redefining Itself With the Context of the Pandemic -- South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem will have to excuse the Sioux if they're not inclined to buy the "we're all in this together" line from any element of the United States government.

L.A. County 'with all certainty' will keep stay-at-home orders in place through July
California Governor Newsom delays reopening county after thousands attend rodeo : Coronavirus
Tesla tells California employees to return to work in defiance of county orders : Coronavirus (Moron Mush)
Leaked White House data shows infections spiking more than 1,000% in rural areas that backed Trump | Trump claims cases are falling everywhere. An unreleased task force report shows massive spikes in the heartland : politics
Gov. Brian Kemp's approval rating drops to 39% weeks after he reopened Georgia : politics

Twitter says it will label misleading coronavirus tweets even if they're from Trump : worldnews
's National Anthem Punishable by Prison
Doctors claiming media is blowing Coronavirus out of proportion have press conference video taken down by YouTube. : Coronavirus
I'm an Investigative Journalist. These Are the Questions I Asked About the Viral "Plandemic" Video.
Aztec Kings Had Rules for Plagues, Including Do Not Be a Fool

Packed London tube trains prompt union anger at Johnson's 'back to work' message
Test data from commercial labs going into 'black hole' - Data on tens of thousands of tests not accessible to local NHS and councils -- "No data is being reported until further notice" Senior NHS source says national reporting has also stopped
Nearly 50,000 excess deaths in England and Wales in first five weeks of coronavirus outbreak : worldnews (Tories killed 50K people, no big deal)
Vaccine may 'never' arrive and restrictions may have to remain for long haul, Boris Johnson admits : worldnews
The pandemic forces us to look at the actual kinds of evidence around us when we have to make important decisions in a hurry. Nobody has got it entirely right, but the UK has come closer than most countries to getting it entirely wrong

Over 100 Coronavirus Cases in South Korea Have Now Been Linked to One Guy's Night Out Clubbing - on May 1, a 29-year-old man visited five bars and clubs in Itaewon, one of Seoul's most popular nightlife districts.

Sweden's coronavirsu if it wants to fend off suspicion over the origin of the novel coronavirus : worldnews
strategy is not what it seems

Russia is now the 2nd most COVID-19 infected country after United States : Coronavirus (in a tie with Brazil for most corrupt)

China's 'suspicious behavior' and lack of transparency is fuelling rumours, says US expert: Renowned epidemiologist

Hong Kong police detention of 12-year-old reporter sparks press freedom debate, as gov't warns youngsters to avoid protests : worldnews
Hong Kong Government Will Prioritize Bill to Make Booing China's National Anthem Punishable by Prison

Angela Merkel Under Pressure to Call Out Chinese Abuses at September Summit: 'Human Rights Are Not Negotiable' : worldnews

New Zealand to stick with Taiwan support despite China rebuke : worldnews

Militants storm a maternity hospital : killing 14 people, including two newborn babies, their mothers and nurses, Afghan officials said. : worldnews (incel muzfucks)

Palestinian teen killed in clashes with Israeli troops - 15-year-old Zaid Qaysia was hit in the head by a live round and four others were also wounded in Al-Fawar refugee camp near Hebron, where Israeli forces conduct a manhunt for a rock thrower who killed IDF soldier Amit Ben Yigal a day earlier : worldnews
Pompeo travels to Israel to give U.S. blessing to annexation of West Bank land : worldnews

North Korea leader Kim Jong Un missing for another 12 days : worldnews

U.S. posts record $738 billion budget deficit in April : news

Hacking the Vaccine - Lawyers, Guns & Money (more Dumbpeo horseshit)

With Coronavirus American Travelers Are About to Be Pariahs in This New World (virus built the wall and Trump paid for it)

What are gonna be the real consequences of Covid (like in 20 years)? : AskReddit
Two months in - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Locking down for two months made sense in the context of a plan to do something else afterwards, but there was and is no plan, because this is a third world country with ten thousand nuclear weapons and a literal madman in charge of them and us.
The Sound of One Shoe Dropping - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The California State system has shifted to mostly online education for fall 2020

Trumps lawyers just made appalling arguments to the Supreme Court
'We're asking for temporary presidential immunity,' Trump lawyer Jay Sekulow says - CNNPolitics (until the end of his life)
Trump to claim "absolute immunity" from all subpoenas in Supreme Court tax return showdown | Supremes to rule on Trump "immunity" after lower court judges rejected argument as "repugnant" and "not fathomable"
Interesting tactic : PoliticalHumor

What Happens If the President Tests Positive for Coronavirus - Bloomberg
COVID-19 test used by Trump White House may miss nearly half of positive cases: NYU study (Jared's test)

Two big warning signs for Trump in the new coronavirus poll -- signs he doesnt seem to want to see

You know what the crime is - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Aaron Rupar on Twitter: ".@PhilipRucker: You appeared to accuse Obama of a crime yesterday. What did he do? TRUMP: "Obamagate." RUCKER: What is the crime? TRUMP: "You know what the crime is. The crime is very obvious to everybody."" / Twitter

Two Female Reporters Refused to Let Trump Bully Them Into Silence, So He Ran Away : politics
Trump wanted a coronavirus victory event. It ended when he stalked off after clashing with two female reporters. : politics

'Should have kept his mouth shut': McConnell slams Obama for criticizing Trump admin
Fact check: McConnell claims Obama didn't leave Trump a pandemic 'game plan.' Obama left a 69-page playbook : politics
Mitch McConnell Is Lying Shamelessly About Obama, Because What Else Is There to Do? : politics

Trump Has Lost the Plot -- The president is talking about things most Americans can't comprehend, let alone care about.
After Latest Briefing, Maddow Says 'Something Is Wrong' With Trump: 'Not Able to Keep It Together'

This is Trumps greatest failure of the pandemic (no testing bc it makes him look bad)
Trumps Feeling Is, 'Why Are We Losing Everywhere?' With Advisers Feuding and Numbers Plummeting, Trump Eyes Campaign Shake-up (fire more people!)

Senate Republicans break with Trump over 'Obamagate' - Trump accused the former president of committing the 'biggest political crime in American history' (you know what it is!)
Taking #Obamagate Seriously - The Bulwark - bonkers theory, explained.
Frank Figliuzzi : Trump's 'Obamagate' comments and Barr's Flynn meddling suggest troubling new pivot
'Obamagate' Is the Newest, Dumbest Trumpian Distraction Bait -- Let me get this straight: James Comey was so determined to stop Trump winning in 2016 that he...intervened during the homestretch to critically damage Hillary Clinton's campaign!
Intel chief releases info on unmasking of Flynn to Capitol Hill - The list of names includes former Vice President Joe Biden.
'Obamagate' Is Trump's Name for the Crimes He's trying to Commit Himself
Of over 40 Potential Unmaskings of Mike Flynn During the Transition, Just One Led to Criminal Charges | emptywheel

Trump promotes conspiracy theory accusing MSNBCs Joe Scarborough of murder

House Democrats unveil coronavirus rescue bill that would direct more than $3 trillion to states, individuals, health systems - The Washington Post - Republicans rejected the legislation even before seeing it, describing it as a liberal wish list

Unreleased White House report shows coronavirus rates spiking in heartland communities : politics ("heartland" sure)
Trump Made America sicker, pooer, weak, divided
54% of participants in a new poll cited the Trump administration as a source of misinformation on the coronavirus : politics (when your own government is a fountain of lies)
CNN Poll: Negative ratings for government handling of coronavirus persist - CNNPolitics
In alternate reality : PoliticalHumor

The Flynn case isn't over until the judge says it's over
Former Federal Judge Has Never Seen Anything Like the DOJ's Decision to Drop Michael Flynn Charges

Forced to govern, a fierce partisan warrior gets pragmatic - POLITICO (forced to kiss Jared's butt)

How the Right-Wing Disinformation Loop Helped Kill Virus Research Funding: Matt Gaetz floated a conspiracy theory about a public health initiative on Fox News. The White House defunded it. Then, Trump lashed out at 60 Minutes for reporting the story. : politics

Many governors win bipartisan support for handling of pandemic, but some Republicans face blowback over reopening efforts - The Washington Post

Protesters Do Squats And Push-Ups In Protest of Gym Closures - Little did they know, the gym was inside of them all along.
Texas Salon Owner Admits to The View She Received PPP Funds Before Court Date
Salon owner defends decision to reopen: 'I could create a sterile environment' : news

Trump is getting trounced among a crucial constituency: The haters - POLITICO - In 2016, Donald Trump cleaned up among voters who disliked him and Hillary Clinton. This year, Biden is winning big among the comparable group.

'Believe Women' was a slogan. 'Believe All Women' is a strawman.

Trump's jaw-dropping attack on California's voting plan (opinion) - CNN

Number of People Willing to Risk Choking to Death Alone to Eat In at Ruby Tuesday's Surprisingly Limited - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... On the other hand, opening up WILL fulfill the critical Republican goal of making retail workers take a pay cut to put their health at risk, which one suspects is the real point:

Breonna Taylor: Family seeks answers in fatal police shooting of Louisville woman - The Washington Post - Louisville police executed a search warrant at Taylor's home, looking for a man who did not live in Taylor's apartment complex and had already been detained when officers came to Taylor's apartment after midnight

Report: Anti-Semitic incidents in US hit record high in 2019 : news

Bigamy is no longer a felony in Utah : news

How informant sparked arrest in Scott Johnson's gay hate murder cold case - ABC News

Men who express more happiness seem more likely to be gay. For women, emotional expression provides a small contribution to detecting sexual orientation : science Boston - Historical maps compared with Maps of Today


Goldman Sachs official says companies switching to Zoom instead of business travel could hit oil demand by up to 3 million barrels per day : worldnews

78,462 Cases Total in MA : CoronavirusMa - 669 new cases - 6,339 (one of those was me!); 11% positive - 129 new deaths; 5108 total - -26 hospitalization; +3 ICU
MA COVID-19 Data 5/11/20 : boston
Summer Is (Basically) Canceled: Here's A List Of Boston-Area Events Affected By The Coronavirus : boston

Study: Virus death toll in NYC worse than official tally
California's coronavirus outlook worse than researchers expected, as cases and deaths rise

How coronavirus attacks the human body - The Washington Post - Doctors keep discovering new ways the coronavirus attacks the body
Quarantine Fatigue Is Real. Shaming People Won't Help. - The Atlantic
Beyond Smoking Cessation: Investigating Medicinal Nicotine to Prevent and Treat COVID-19 : COVID19 (also helps with Schizo, ALZ and PD)
Selection of homemade mask materials for preventing transmission of COVID-19: a laboratory study : COVID19

Predicted Covid-19 US death toll keeps rising with states reopening and more people moving around : Coronavirus
As States Rush toR of the officers involved in George Floydeopen, Scientists Fear a Coronavirus Comeback - The New York Times
The patchwork of state reopenings is a deadly game of trial and error - The Washington Post
Does Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis know what he's doing? We're about to find out.

Coronavirus has been devastating to the Navajo Nation, and help for complex fight has been slow - The Washington Post

In one of the worlds largest slums, the fight against the coronavirus has turned into a struggle to survive ... Mumbai ... Dharavi's one square mile -- about three-quarters the size of New York's Central Park -- is home to nearly a million people, making social distancing a fantasy ...

New Zealand moves to alert level 2 on Thursday 14th, reopening shops such as retail, cinemas etc : worldnews
Woman who tested positive for coronavirus jailed in New Zealand after refusing examination when arriving from U.S. : Coronavirus

Two ultra-Orthodox bastions account for 37% of Israel's virus deaths : worldnews (17th century Hasids in donut hats, same as NYC)

France mandates masks to control the coronavirus. Burqas remain banned. - The Washington Post

Russia overtakes Italy and Britain after record rise in coronavirus cases : worldnews (rootin' tootin' lootin' Putin)
'He is failing': Putin's approval slides as Covid-19 grips Russia : worldnews
Russia medical students slam 'forced labour' in coronavirus wards: Decision to send students for training in COVID-19 wards decried, as 100 doctors reported to have died on front lines. : worldnews
400 Russian Cadets Infected With Coronavirus After Moscow V-Day Rehearsals Proekt : worldnews

Russia accuses US of downplaying Soviet role in WWII. The Kremlin argues the US doesn't appreciate the 27 million Soviet lives that were lost in defeating Nazi Germany. Last week, the White House only mentioned the United States and Britain as victors. : worldnews

Britain's richest men worth #22 billion use taxpayers's cash to furlough staff at their bus firm
Britons want quality of life indicators to take priority over economy. Polls finds majority would like ministers to prioritise health and wellbeing over GDP during coronavirus crisis. : worldnews ("the economy" = the rich")
India's PPE kit production skyrockets from 47,000 per year to 2 ,00,000 a day. India has gone from PPE importer to 2nd largest manufacturer of PPE since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In Japan, pandemic brings outbreaks of bullying, ostracism; The coronavirus in Japan has brought not just an epidemic of infections, but also an onslaught of bullying and discrimination against the sick, their families and health workers : worldnews (long, jong hisotry of national bullying)

The Taiwan Ministry of Foreign Affairs has successfully convinced 22 international airlines to correct their references to Taiwan, despite Beijing's concerted campaign to intimidate air carriers into altering them to erroneously include it as part of China. : worldnews
China tries to calm nationalist fever as calls for invasion of Taiwan grow: Loud calls on social media urge Beijing to strike while world is busy with coronavirus crisis, but observers say the authorities do not want to be rushed (nice propaganda loop you have there)
China berates New Zealand over support for Taiwan at WHO : worldnews

Chinese Scholar arrested by CCP after calling for political reform in China : worldnews
Macau bans annual Tiananmen Massacre photo exhibition : worldnews
Carrie Lam blames Hong Kong education system for fuelling protests : worldnews
Hong Kong leader vows education overhaul after protests - liberal studies at risk : worldnews

U.S. to Accuse China of Trying to Hack Vaccine Data, as Virus Redirects Cyberattacks - The New York Times - Iran and other nations are also looking to steal data and exploit the pandemic with attacks on infrastructure, officials say.
Iranian Navy accidentally bombs own warship in Persian Gulf - 26 deaths and 40 missing : worldnews

Top police officer requests official list of all Jews in Ukrainian city, sparking fury : worldnews

Interpol issues wanted notice for wife of U.S. diplomat sought over fatal UK car crash: ITV : news

Reporter Barton Gellman on how he met NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and broke the explosive news about the American government's surveillance program

Actual unemployment could be at peak Great Depression levels, say White House advisers : Coronavirus

POTUS says coronavirus cases are going down "almost everywhere" - but at least 10 states have rising cases : Coronavirus

Trump walks out of press conference after altercation with female reporters : politics
Aaron Rupar on Twitter: ".@weijia: Why is this a global competition to you when Americans are losing their lives every day? TRUMP: Maybe that's a question you should ask China. WEIJA: Why are you saying that to me, specifically? TRUMP: I'm saying it to anybody who would ask a nasty question like that." / Twitter
There is no greater display of fragile masculinity than our president storming out a press conference because too many women spoke : politics (scroll down for "China" clip)

Trump Spent Mother's Day Rage Tweeting About Obama, Flynn, and the Russia Investigation - There was no mention of the almost 80,000 Americans who have died from the coronavirus so far. : politics
Trump Lambasts '60 Minutes' After Episode About His COVID-19 Conspiracy Mongering : politics
Trump and his allies are launching wild conspiracies about Obama after he slammed the DOJ's decision to drop charges against Michael Flynn : politics
Nearly 2K former DOJ officials call for AG Barr to resign over Flynn case - ABC News -- It's not clear how the judge in Flynn's case will react to DOJ's reversal
Former Acting U.S. Solicitor General: Never Seen Anything Like Ex-DOJ Lawyers' Public Backlash Against Barr

Trump administration cuts funding for coronavirus researcher Peter Daszak, jeopardizing possible COVID-19 cure - CBS News - An American scientist who collaborates with the Wuhan Institute of Virology had his grant terminated in the wake of unsubstantiated claims that COVID-19 is either manmade or leaked out of a Chinese government lab.

Betting markets see Trump winning re-election, despite trailing in polls - Axios
Republicans have already decided Trump is going to lose - The Washington Post

President Trump to claim 'absolute immunity' from subpoenas in Supreme Court appeal : politics (do not distract the supreme leader from his tweeting)
RBG Immediately Went There, Asked Trump Lawyer How Whitewater and Watergate Were Different from Tax Return Case : politics
Trump's Lawyers Just Told the Supreme Court That He's Completely Above Criminal Law
How to Destroy the Balance of Powers: By accepting Trump's argument for keeping his finances secret, the Supreme Court could strip Congress of its ability to hold this, or any, president to account.

Coronavirus live updates: Most White House officials will have to wear masks, but Trump will be exempt - The Washington Post
Trump Says More Testing Makes U.S. 'Look Bad,' But Its Availability Remains A Concern : politics (the truth always makes him look bad)
CEOs, Farm Bureau President Told To Remove Face Masks Before Meeting With Mike Pence | HuffPost - The vice president walked in without a mask shortly after learning his press secretary had tested positive for COVID-19 ("Jesus protects me with his AK-47")
Mike Pence will not self-quarantine and plans to be at the White House Monday - CNNPolitics (soulless pic)

Fox News anchor questions Mnuchin whether Trump administration predictions are "based on economic reality or the November election?" : politics

GOP Senator Who Voted for Trump Tax Cuts and Corporate Slush Fund Says 'Not Enough Money' to Help Everyone Harmed by Covid-19 | "They took care of their billionaire buddies and Wall Street bankers. Now they're trying to say there's 'not enough' left to help you and your family. It's a lie." : politics

If Only the US Had That $6.4 Trillion It Wasted on Iraq and Afghanistan Wars to Fight Covid-19 Pandemic : politics
Trump Admin to Reportedly Claim It Can Handle a Second Wave, as It Fails to Handle the First : politics
Schumer asks VA why it's using hydroxychloroquine to treat coronavirus patients : politics

Bill Barr Twisted My Words in Dropping the Flynn Case. Heres the Truth.
By dropping Michael Flynn's case, Barr has stripped centuries of credibility from the department of justice
Jonathan Kravis: I left the Justice Department after its handling of the Roger Stone case. It just happened again with Flynn. - The Washington Post
Former Mueller Prosecutor Who Quit Barr's DOJ Over Roger Stone Case Breaks His Silence

Schiff -- Pence's embrace of Flynn "not surprising, but pathetic"

Trumps latest effort to gaslight America is falling apart

u/ChronoPsyche asserts a source is biased and, upon challenge, dismantles said biased source nearly line by line : bestof (NYPost and "Obamagate")

GOP senators worry Trump, COVID-19 could cost them their majority : politics

Why No One Is Calling on Trump to Resign | Trump's shamelessness, his unwillingness to express contrition, seems to have become a kind of shield.
The Supreme Court Can't Help Trump Now Without Hurting Itself (not really)

As Mitch McConnell Suggests State Bankruptcies Over Bailouts, Kentucky Has Largest Share of Unemployed in U.S : politics

60 Minutes cites Tucker Carlson Tonight for coronavirus misinformation
Big Tech Has Crushed the News Business. That's About to Change. -- News organizations have long hoped that tech platforms would pay them for news. Now regulators abroad are moving to make that happen (Murdoch fine, google helping you find Fox, bad)

Anti-lockdown protesters carry weapons into North Carolina sandwich shop : news
Police: Man assaults HEB cashier over meat limit purchasing : news
Ice cream shop temporarily closes one day after reopening because customers didn't follow social distancing rules - CNN (Mashpee)
Castle Rock restaurant reopens to Mothers Day crowds in defiance of statewide public health order
Colorado suspends license of Castle Rock restaurant that defied coronavirus public health order : Coronavirus

Anti-Lockdown Boogaloo Protesters Now Have a 21-Year-Old Martyr in Duncan Lemp

Joyette M. Holmes named fourth prosecutor in Ahmaud Arbery case - The Washington Post (a lynching too far)

South Carolina girl, 13, sexually assaulted on Facebook Live : news

Scientists think "Plantet9" could actually be a primordial black hole. It would be the size of a tennis ball with a gravity 5-15 times greater than Earth

TIL that Ancient Babylonians did math in base 60 instead of base 10. That's why we have 60 seconds in a minute and 360 degrees in a circle. : todayilearned


Asteroid sneaks past satellites Monday in one of the closest flybys on record. A previously unseen asteroid the size of a truck flew about 4,350 miles (7,000 kilometers) over the Pacific Ocean on Monday, making it one of the closest passes by our planet on record. : worldnews

77,793 positive cases in Massachusetts : CoronavirusMa - Today we have 1,050 positive results on 11,852 tests for 9% positive. - 139 new deaths (youngest in 40s). - net hospitalizations down another 101 people.
MA COVID-19 Data 5/10/20 : boston
Massachusetts approaches 5,000 deaths from coronavirus - The Boston Globe
MGH predicts 40% of MA could become infected if state reopens in May : CoronavirusMa

Vitamin D deficiency increases COVID-19 mortality, research shows : worldnews

People with coronavirus are dying 10 years earlier than they would have naturally: Study The study disproved those who are dying were already close to the end. : Coronavirus
How to compare coronavirus deaths to flu deaths more accurately - The Washington Post
Yale professor blames Trump administration 'monsters' or thousands of COVID-19 deaths: This is 'awfully close to genocide' -- 'What else do you call mass death by public policy? (Trumpism, duh)
60 to 70 % population will get coronavirus, if vaccine not developed in 2 yrs: US prof : Coronavirus
Coronavirus in the U.S.: a high plateau of cases portends more spread
Child abuse likely under-reported since start of pandemic, doctor warns : Coronavirus
Study Finds More COVID-19 Cases Among Viewers Of Fox News Host Who Downplayed Pandemic : politics (Fuckkity killing his stupid viewers)

Birx said 'there is nothing from the CDC that I can trust' in a White House coronavirus task force meeting -- Birx and others reportedly feared that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was using inflated data on coronavirus death and case rates. (Trump dick-sucker)

When Will New York City Reopen? The Path Will Be Difficult - The New York Times
After weeks with coronavirus, a sick woman wonders when it will end - The Washington Post

Eschaton: America's Worst Humans - Mike Turzai.

More people think UK has handled coronavirus worse than Spain and Italy, poll shows: Only US is judged to have dealt with it worse. : worldnews

Sweden admits failure to protect elderly in care homes : worldnews

Taiwan records zero coronavirus cases for third straight day, has gone 28 days without reporting a single local transmission. : worldnews
Seoul officials ordered all bars and nightclubs closed after as many as 40 new COVID-19 cases were linked to them : worldnews
Russian coronavirus cases above 200,000 : worldnews

'You can't recover from death' : Argentina's Covid-19 response has been the opposite of Brazil's -- Argentina closed swiftly, while Brazil downplayed the crisis. The difference is reflected in their pandemic figures (Bolsonfucked)

WHO backs away from ban on live wildlife markets, prompting warnings over emergence of new coronaviruses : worldnews

South Africas alcohol ban during lockdown reveals its deadly drinking habits (virus saved more lives bc SA's drink alot and kill each other)

Chinese government ships enter Japanese waters near Senkakus for second day in a row. : worldnews
Face-off between Indian and Chinese soldiers on North Sikkim border : worldnews (Xi doing his bully thing everywhere)

Can a reality-TV president create a new U.S. reality that pretends death, despair don't exist? -- Will Bunch

Trump tweets more than 50 times about Russia probe amid new revelations : politics
William Barr's Perversion of Justice -- The attorney general is turning the Justice Department into a political weapon for the president (NYT late to the game)

Economy: The coronavirus collapse could break Trump - CNNPolitics
Coronavirus: Trump says testing 'isn't necessary' as US falls short of benchmarks
Trump wants America to 'normalize' coronavirus deaths. It's the media's job not to play along (NYT: "hold my beer")
As deaths mount, Trump tries to convince Americans its safe to inch back to normal
Pork Chops vs. People: Battling Coronavirus in an Iowa Meat Plant - The New York Times - After Trump's order, meat plants are reopening. Can they do so without endangering their low-wage workers and their communities?
Stimulus impact on deficit drives fears among White House conservatives - The Washington Post

Republicans grow nervous about losing the Senate amid worries over Trump's handling of the pandemic

Docs Show Top WH Officials Buried CDC Coronavirus Report on Reopening | The trove of emails show the nation's top public health experts at the CDC spending weeks working on guidance to help the country reopen, only to see their work quashed by political appointees (Jared said it would look bad)
Trup claims he is'getting great marks' for coronavirus response as US death toll nears 80,000. Polls show a majority of Americans disapprove of his handling of the coronavirus pandemic

The US was sick long before coronavirus. Trump putting his utterly unqualified son-in-law in charge of US's response to the pandemic should not surprise anyone. : politics

The Four Men Responsible For America's COVID-19 Test Disaster ; The White House's inability to track the disease as it spread across the nation crippled the government's response and led to the worst disaster this country has faced in nearly a century ... Dr. Robert Redfield is a right-wing darling with a checkered scientific past. His 2018 nomination was a triumph for the Christian right, a coup in particular for evangelical activists Shepherd and Anita Smith, who have been instrumental in driving a global AIDS strategy centered on abstinence ... Azar is a creature of the GOP establishment: He cut his teeth as a Supreme Court clerk to Antonin Scalia, worked with Brett Kavanaugh on the Clinton-Whitewater investigation under special counsel Ken Starr ... Stephen Hahn no experience running a government agency ... Trump ...

Meadows learns to navigate Kushners sprawling White House influence (evil lizard boy controlling everything)

Lamar Alexander knocks Trump for pushing ahead with Obamacare lawsuit - Axios

Democrats File Lawsuit to Make Absentee Mail-In Voting Accessible to Everyone During Pandemic : politics (Mass Gov Charlie Baker reluctantly agrees to set up a committee to study the problem)
Democrats'Vote-By-Mail Effort Won in Wisconsin: Will It Work Elsewhere?
California Is Sending Every Voter a Ballot This Fall. The Rest of the Country Is Running Out of Time. : politics

Biden's lead is the steadiest on record - CNNPolitics (Amash steals mostly from Dems)

How Chris Hayes Makes Sense of the World-Historical Cataclysm

Why pay your cable company a regional sports fee when there are no games on?

Facebook and the Folly of Self-Regulation | WIRED - new review board is designed to move slowly and keep things intact. (the Zuckerfuckerberg strategy)


Study finds Intolerable bouts of extreme humidity and heat which could threaten human survival are on the rise across the world, suggesting that worst-case scenario warnings about the consequences of global heating are already occurring. : science
More than 3bn could live in extreme heat by 2070 | Unless greenhouse gas emissions fall, large numbers of people will experience average temperatures hotter than 29C. This is considered outside the climate "niche" in which humans have thrived for the past 6,000 years. : worldnews (stupid human fucks didn't realize how good they had it)

With world distracted, the Amazon rainforest continues to burn. Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon hit a new high in the first four months of this year, with 1,202 square kilometres of forest wiped out. : worldnews
Fears of Bolsonaros Threat to the Amazon Realized as New Data Shows Rainforest Destruction Up 55%

The United States stunned other members of the UN Security Council by preventing a vote on a resolution for a ceasefire in various conflicts around the world to help troubled nations better fight the coronavirus pandemic, diplomats said. Washington's reversal came a day after it agreed to the text : worldnews (Trumpfuckers love their killing)
US blocks vote on UN's bid for global ceasefire over reference to WHO. Security council had spent weeks seeking resolution but Trump administration opposed mention of organization. : worldnews
US Congress members write letter to 55 countries in support of Taiwan's WHA bid

Experts Knew a Pandemic Was Coming. Heres What They're Worried About Next. Nine disasters we still aren't ready for

76,743 Cases Total in MA : CoronavirusMa - 1,410 new cases - 10,514 new tests; 13% positive - 138 new deaths; 4840 total - -120 hospitalized; -12 ICU - Total: +1410 +1.9%
MA COVID-19 Data 5/9/20 : boston
Another 138 deaths from coronavirus in Mass., though hospitalizations continue to fall - The Boston Globe
Positive Sign: Boston Now Seeing More Recoveries From Coronavirus Than New Cases : boston

Amid coronavirus pandemic, a growing list of colleges in financial peril - The Boston Globe

Scientists have developed antibodies that can kill coronavirus : Coronavirus
Changes in SARS-CoV-2 Positivity Rate in Outpatients in Seattle and Washington State, March 1-April 16, 2020 : COVID19 - These results suggest that the early and aggressive physical distancing measures enacted in Washington State have influenced the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. Whether adherence to physical distancing will continue and how that affects acquisition trends remain to be determined.
Coronavirus blood-clot mystery intensifies : COVID19
The disease-induced herd immunity level for Covid-19 is substantially lower than the classical herd immunity level : COVID19
The Possible Role of Vitamin D in Suppressing Cytokine Storm and Associated Mortality in COVID-19 Patients : COVID19
Role of Magnesium in Vitamin D Activation and Function | The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association
Berries for Inflammation & Osteoarthritis Treatment |

Found Unresponsive at Home : Grim Records Recount Lonely Deaths Records kept by medical examiners in Florida offer a window into how the coronavirus has killed more than 1,600 people there. Many died at home.

States moving forward with reopening are seeing increases in new coronavirus cases : Coronavirus
Florida marks its deadliest week of coronavirus pandemic : Coronavirus
Court halts ban on mass gatherings at Kentucky churches ... U.S. District Judge Gregory F. Van Tatenhove
Dr. Amy Acton's handling of coronavirus crisis made her an Ohio 'icon' -- and a target (dumbfucks hate intelligence)
South Dakotas governor resisted ordering people to stay home. Now it has one of the nations largest coronavirus hot spots (dumbfuck assholes will kill you)
State Issues Gag Order Hours Before Rumors Of COVID-19 Prevalence At Nebraska City - Gov. Pete Ricketts announced that state health workers will no longer be able to report COVID-19 data from meat processors (the Republican way)

Ousted POTUS administration scientist teared up while ripping the slow coronavirus response: "We could've done something and we didn't" : Coronavirus

Industrial animal farming has caused most new infectious diseases and risks more pandemics, experts warn : worldnews
Live animal "wet markets" in New York City face protests amid coronavirus pandemic : Coronavirus
A combination of three drugs suppressed the coronavirus within seven days when used on patients in Hong Kong, nearly twice as fast as the single medicine seen as a leading hope in the fight against the pandemic, a study has found. : worldnews -- interferon beta-1b, lopinavir-ritonavir and ribavirin together
Cannabis promising in reducing coronavirus infection: Alberta study | Calgary Herald : worldnews

South Dakota governor tells Sioux tribes they have 48 hours to remove Covid-19 checkpoints : Coronavirus

Hong Kong sees no new virus cases for almost 3 weeks : worldnews

Germany shuns Trump's claims Covid-19 outbreak was caused by Chinese lab leak - Internal report "classifies the American claims as a calculated attempt to distract" from Washington's own failings : worldnews ... Trump tossed Starburst candy at German chancellor Angela Merkel, remarking "Here, Angela. Dion't say I never give you anything" ... Putin talking points ...

Half of all 19-24 year old men in the UK have met friends or family members they do not live with during lockdown, compared to a quarter of women the same age : Coronavirus

Ontario premier 'adamant' he doesn't want Canada-U.S. border to open : worldnews

There's One Big Reason the U.S. Economy Cant Reopen -- The country faces the same problem today that it did two months ago: There are not enough tests to contain the virus (Trump: "testing makes me look bad")

New Zealand eliminates COVID-19 : COVID19 (not quite)

Outbreaks in Germany, S. Korea show the risks in easing up

Iran's coronavirus cases jump 50% three weeks after country reopens with 1,485 new cases over the last 24 hours

Airbnb slump means Europe's cities can return to residents, say officials : technology

Australia begins 3 stage process to end Coronavirus restrictions after many states continue to report 0 new cases with proper testing measures in place. : worldnews
American billionaire hedge-fund manager Julian Robertson took $800,000 in COVID-19 aid from New Zealand's government to pay the staff at his luxury resorts : worldnews

China asked the WHO to cover up the coronavirus outbreak: German intelligence service : worldnews
WHO says delayed epidemic's takes hold in Eastern Europe as coronavirus cases in Russia rise
Russia calls Ukrainians in Crimea foreigners and forces them to sell their land

The Saudi Crown Prince's Latest Crackdown Should Worry His Wealthy Foreign Friends: Saudi forces killed an activist protesting displacement for a futuristic megacity. The project's board features high-profile Americans who remain silent on the shooting.

The Murdoch media's China coronavirus conspiracy has one aim: get Trump re-elected - Former Australian PM Kevin Rudd

Donald Trump says US would send an army, not two mercenaries, to overthrow Venezuela's Maduro : worldnews

Allies despair as Trump abandons America's leadership role at a time of global crisis : worldnews

Eschaton: The Wall - Absent an absurd turn of good luck at the Deus ex Machina level, the US could be a "no go zone" for the rest of the world soon. (the virus built the god-damned wall out of the bodies of people Trump killed)

Soaring joblessness could shake U.S. economy, politics for years - The Washington Post - Eye on lessons from the Great Depression and 2008 crisis
Five new rules for a post-pandemic retirement - The Washington Post
Eschaton: We'll Know Better Next Time - I don't have the entirety of The Discourse jacked into my head, but I see very little acknowledgement from the people in power, or even people with big microphones, that this is an unfolding disaster that can't be remedied with the equivalent of a few band aids. Things are fucked - short term, long term, structurally - and they can't easily be unfucked. Fixing the Great Recession was easy and "they" failed at that. Fixing this one is hard and even with unimaginable unemployment numbers coming in there doesn't seem to be much urgency. (and Pelosi is an idiot)
Unsanitized: Pelosi Dials Up a K Street Bailout
Calculated Risk: April Employment Report: 20,500,000 Jobs Lost, 14.7% Unemployment Rate
Six charts that show the extent of the economic devastation caused by the coronavirus pandemic - The Boston Globe
As Job Losses Mount, Lawmakers Face a Make-or-Break Moment - The New York Times - The United States just lost 20 million jobs. The wrong federal response could make those layoffs a permanent fixture of the U.S. economy and sentence thousands of companies to bankruptcy. (will Trump totally fuck this up like everything else he's touched?)

Anxious About the Virus, Older Voters Grow More Wary of Trump - The New York Times - standing with seniors, the group most vulnerable to the coronavirus, has fallen as he pushes to reopen the country ... approval rating on the handling of the coronavirus was lower with seniors than with any other group other than young voters. (boomer assholes who voted for him having second thoughts)
Fight Over Virus's Death Toll Opens Grim New Front in Election Battle (it's all fake news)
Eschaton: Some Experts Agree - President stable genius is super smart, because he understands that tests can't tell you that you're sick if you aren't yet sick. -- What a garbage paper. Make sure you get a quote from someone to show that the president is not a dumbass! (NYT, of course)
Amazing! NYT found someone to clean up Trump's "test aren't great because they tell you that you're sick arguement

Anthony Fauci to begin 'modified quarantine' - CNNPolitics
Robert Redfield, CDC director, to self-quarantine after exposure to person at the White House who tested positive for Covid-19 - CNNPolitics

Trump's White House rattled after positive coronavirus tests and officials send mixed message on how to respond - The Washington Post (haha, Katie spread it everywhere)
Acyn Torabi on Twitter: "Trump: Katie, she tested very good for a long period of time and then all of the sudden today she tested positive... This is why the whole concept of tests aren't necessarily great (President Stupid)
Trump sought a reopening but found the virus in the White House instead - CNNPolitics
Two White House Coronavirus Cases Raise Question of if Anyone Is Really Safe - The New York Times - If it is so hard to maintain a healthy environment at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, then how can businesses across the country establish a safe space for their workers?

Obama says in private call that 'rule of law is at risk' in Michael Flynn case : politics
Obama Slams Dropping Of Michael Flynn Case, Calls White House COVID-19 Response 'Absolute Chaotic Disaster' : politics
Obama Warned Trump Against Hiring Mike Flynn, Say Officials - May 8, 2017 (god damn, the pic)
'There is no precedent that anybody can find': Obama reportedly excoriated the DOJ's decision to drop the Michael Flynn case in a private call : politics
Obama says White House response to coronavirus has been 'absolute chaotic disaster' - CNNPolitics

Prestige Ameritech offered to make millions of N95 masks in Texas. The government turned him down.. - The Washington Post

Sanders: US facing 'worst moment in American history maybe since the Civil War' : politics ... "If we are to have another contest in the near future of our national existence, I predict that the dividing line will not be Mason and Dixon's but between patriotism and intelligence on the one side, and superstition, ambition and ignorance on the other." -- Ulysses S. Grant

Michael Flynn: Filing error adds to twists of criminal case reversal - CNNPolitics
House Judiciary Democrats Call for IG Investigation into AG Barr's Politicization of DOJ : politics
In Michael Flynn Case, William Barr Again Takes Aim at Robert Mueller Inquiry - The New York Times - move was the latest example of the attorney general's effort to chisel away at the special counsel investigation and emphasize an alternate narrative. (NYT: "alternative narrative" when they mean "pack of lies")

Storm builds around Barr over dropping of Flynn case | TheHill (LOCK HIM UP!)

George Conway: No one in this country is above the law. The Supreme Court is about to teach that lesson. - The Washington Post

Federal Watchdog Says Coronavirus Whistle-Blower Should Be Reinstated as It Investigates. The Office of Special Counsel has found "reasonable grounds" to believe Dr. Rick Bright was ousted from a senior science post for questioning Trump administration actions.
Ousted government scientist who pushed back on Trump-touted coronavirus treatment speaks out - 60 Minutes - CBS News - Rick Bright says he was removed from his position after he warned about deficiencies in the country's response to COVID-19.

u/cheeruphumanity gives examples of all the different ways Trump has used logical fallacies to twist the truth : bestof

Trump Met With GOP Lawmakers For An Hour. Nobody Wore A Mask Or Stayed Apart. | HuffPost - Are these guys begging to get the coronavirus? (yes, please)

Trump Livid After California Allows Statewide Mail-In Voting: 'These Votes Must Not Count'

The Southern Democrat with the power to shut down Trumps conventionUp for reelection this fall, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper has to decide whether to allow Trump coronation to proceed amid a pandemic

COVID-19 and the Racial Contract - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Adam Serwer is excellent on a critical reason why Republicans have adopted a /\_(?)_// response to the pandemic:
America's Racial Contract Is Showing - The Atlantic - The pandemic has exposed the bitter terms of our racial contract, which deems certain lives of greater value than others.

GOP lawmakers proposing new bill to limit powers of Ohio health director - Ohio Capital Journal (Refucks: no health for you)

Tara Reade's Lawyer Says Bill Maher Is Recycling Old Rape Myths (by pointing out how many stories she's told)
Tara Reade's big on-camera interview wasnt on Fox News or CNN. It was on Megyn Kellys YouTube channel.

Hydroxychloroquine truther Laura Ingraham, who is not a doctor, begs Trump to overturn FDA's warning The Fox host's plea came hours before the largest study published to date found the drug failed to help patients (haha, she invested in the hoax)

Fact-checking Judy Mikovits, the controversial virologist attacking Anthony Fauci in a viral conspiracy video | Science | AAAS (Science reads reddit, which did it better)

Florida oncology network that bilked cancer patients gets $67 million in COVID-19 aid .. Florida's largest CARES Act recipient violated antitrust law (the best crooks win again)

Jim Bakkers Prepper Village Is Having the Worst Apocalypse Ever

Arrested Dallas Hairdresser's GoFundMe Launched Before She Even Reopened - As far as PR stunts go, this one has been lucrative.
My chest is aching, burns like a furnace, the burning keeps me alive - Lawyers, Guns & Money - I regret to announce you that American liberty is permanently dead: (Todd Starnes is a Republican idiot asshole)

Couple wear masks with SWASTIKAS on them while grocery shopping in California | Daily Mail Online -- Hart and a woman who was accompanying him can be seen with masks on and a Nazi flag that they use Velcro to attach -- The woman with Hart is wearing a shirt with a version of Pepe The Frog as a frog ("Dusty Shekel" hahaha)

For cops who kill, special Supreme Court protection - The U.S. high court's continual refinement of an obscure legal doctrine has made it harder to hold police accountable when accused of using excessive force (unqualified immunity)

The smear campaign against Ahmaud Arbery has already begun -- It's Trayvon Martin all over again ... white people can wear bandanas, carry rifles, and storm a state capitol building. Black person? Can't jog down the street.
The Perversity of Needing to See Ahmaud Arbery Die on Video to Recognize That His Black Life Mattered : politics
Georgia Attorney General to look into how Ahmaud Arbery case was handled "from the outset" : news
Security video | GBI reviewing additional video footage in Ahmaud Arbery case : news
Glynn County commissioner says DA blocked arrests after fatal shooting
Man who recorded the Ahmaud Arbery shooting has been receiving threats, attorney says : news
Attorney who leaked Ahmaud Arbery 'lynching' video thought it would CLEAR his friends | Daily Mail Online
It took 74 days for suspects to be charged in the death of a black jogger. Many people are asking why it took so long. - The Washington Post

Indianapolis Police Face Growing Questions After Killing 3 People in 8 Hours : news

The FBI Agent Who Can't Stop Thinking About Waco -- A quarter century after 82 Branch Davidians and 4 federal officers were killed, Byron Sage is still arguing about what happened.

WATCH NOW: Father Mark White receives no-trespass notice to stay off church property and out of his residences | Local News | - Bishop Barry Knestout earlier this week had banned Father Mark White from performing the duties of priest in Martinsville and Rocky Mount, which means he is prohibited from the public celebration of the sacraments and other official functions ... Bishop: "I have a responsibility to ensure all ministries within the diocese work to unify and build the Body of Christ" (who loved sexual abuse -- shitty article beats around the bush)

Pennsylvania just became the third state to ban child marriage : news ... Some 77% of the children wed were minor girls married to adult men, often with significant age differences. Some children were wed at an age, or with a spousal age difference, that constitutes statutory rape under their state's laws

The real Lord of the Flies: what happened when six boys were shipwrecked for 15 months | Books | The Guardian
The real Lord of the Flies: what happened when six boys were shipwrecked for 15 months : books

TIL During the American Revolutionary War, both the British and Americans allowed slaves to enlist, promising freedom once the war was over. After the war, most American troops were forced back into slavery, but the British kept their word and freed most of their troops. : todayilearned

Having your own garden -- and spending time in it -- improves health and well-being. Increased health benefits from spending time gardening are similar to those seen among people who live in wealthy neighborhoods when compared with those who live in poor ones

ELI5: Why won't microwaving spoiled food make it safe to eat?

Is there a fundamental and consistent difference between fields that follow the inverse-square law and fields that follow the inverse-cube law? : askscience

The hidden links between mental disorders - Psychiatrists have a dizzying array of diagnoses and not enough treatments. Hunting for the hidden biology underlying mental disorders could help -- Every single mental disorder predisposed the patient to every other mental disorder -- no matter how distinct the symptoms (just a little biology)

aparker314159 comments on Daily Roundtable May 09 2020 (brilliant)

What positive effects has the quarantine had for you? : AskReddit

Online gamer finds missing US child from their bedroom in England : videos

People who saw "something" next to the road and stopped to take a look, what's your story? : AskReddit
Has anyone died from your school? If so, how did they die, and how did it make you feel? : AskReddit

What was the worst physical pain you have ever experienced? : AskReddit

What have you learned with your time on Reddit? : AskReddit

Eschaton: Oh, Elon - Having another normal weekend (the guy is nuts)


New Scientist News: Universal basic income seems to improve employment and well-being. : worldnews
Nearly 40 mayors representing more than 700 million people in cities across globe calling for transformative recovery from crisis that fundamentally alters global economic and energy systems, warning mere return to "business as usual" means accepting world barreling toward climate catastrophe. : worldnews
Democratic senators propose $2,000 monthly payments to most AmericanKamala Harris, Bernie Sanders and Ed Markey want to dramatically expand support during the coronavirus crisis.
Democratic senators propose $2,000 monthly payments to most Americans - POLITICO

4,000,000 COVID cases World-Wide, 11 days after reaching 3 Millions. Covid Cases grew from 1M to 2M in 12 days, and from 2M to 3M in 13 days. : Coronavirus
US is set to have 200,000 cases today, just 5 days after its 100,000th case and 15 after its 10,000th. : Coronavirus
Current COVID-19 situation - COVID 19 graph & data
1 Million pixels covid cases by country, visualised
US Covid cases grew 98% in 3.2 days and Tripled in 5.1 days, the fastest in any country above 10,000 cases : Coronavirus
Coronavirus Live Updates: F.D.A. Clears First Home Saliva Test; Pence Aide Tests Positive

75,333 Cases Total in MA : CoronavirusMa - 1,612 new cases - 14,391 new tests; 11% positive - 150 new deaths; 4702 total - -87 hospital; -26 ICU ("it's now official: Massachusetts has more deaths than China...)
MA COVID-19 Data 5/8/20 : boston
Church continues to ignore orders/ Worcester estimate for peak pushed to May 14 : CoronavirusMa
Northeastern University intends to reopen for on-campus classes this fall : boston
'Nothing short of disgusting' : Nurses outraged as Cape Cod Hospital reportedly furloughs hundreds of workers
Second Medford nursing home reports spike in coronavirus cases

73 NY Children Sick With Rare COVID-Related Inflammatory Illness, 1 Death Confirmed : Coronavirus (virus time-bombs kids and probably adults)

Coronavirus pandemic may lead to 75,000 "deaths of despair" from suicide, drug and alcohol abuse, study says - CBS News

If 80% of Americans Wore Masks, COVID-19 Infections Would Plummet, New Study Says : Coronavirus
France had Covid-19 in November, hospital says after analysis of chest scans : Coronavirus
Hydroxychloroquine Fails to Help Coronavirus Patients in Largest Study of the Drug to Date: Hydroxychloroquine administration was not associated with either a greatly lowered or an increased risk of the patients on ventilators or death; meaning it should not be wasted on COVID-19 patients. : science
Study Finds Nearly Everyone Who Recovers From COVID-19 Makes Coronavirus Antibodies : worldnews
Canadian study finds temperature, latitude not associated with COVID-19 spread : science

1919 vs 2020 - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Trump tightens grip on coronavirus information as he pushes to restart the economy - The Washington Post
De Blasio Strips Control of Virus Tracing From Health Department - The New York Times - Leading health officials expressed serious concerns over the transfer of contact tracing to the agency that runs public hospitals, a departure from current and past practice. (how Trumpian)
Call it DeBLOVID-19: Mayor Urged NYCers to 'Go On With Your Lives' as City Became Cesspool of Infection
The NYPD Arrested 40 People on Social Distancing Violations. 35 Were Black. - The New York Times - Mayor Bill de Blasio said the police had enforced rules properly, but other officials expressed concern about tactics similar to unfair "stop and frisk" practices.

The Unwitting Herd Immunity Experiments - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Due to the utter indifference to the fate of meatpacking workers and prisoners, we may find out more about herd immunity issues through semi-intentional herd immunity experiments on unwitting and unwilling participants soon
After testing positive for antibodies, Minnesota man thinks he may have had COVID-19 in December : Coronavirus

Gov. Ricketts: Nebraska wont release specific COVID-19 numbers at meatpacking plants
Las Vegas mayor who offered to reopen city as 'control group' faces recall effort ... "She seems like a perfectly reasonable fucking whackjob. ffs. People actually voted for that.... person?
Texas Still Seeing Near 1000 New COVID-19 Cases A Day As More Businesses Reopen Today : Coronavirus
I Hired a Team of Secret Shoppers to Find Out How Businesses Were Opening in Dallas. It's Not Good
Mark Cuban Hired a Team of Secret Shoppers to Find Out How Businesses Were Opening in Dallas. It's Not Good
Coronavirus: California identifies nail salons as source of spread, Gov. Newsom says
Reopening California: Governor Gavin Newsom signs executive order to send every Californian a mail-in ballot in November - ABC7 Los Angeles

Sweden admits a 'big failure' to prevent elderly deaths from coronavirus as toll passes 3,000 with 90% of victims over 70. : worldnews ... In a couple years, we will know if Sweden made a mistake or if the rest of us made the mistake.
Sweden sees higher coronavirus death rate than US after refusing lockdown : worldnews

A Broadband Engineer Was Spat on by a 5G Conspiracy Theorist. Then He Got Coronavirus: In UK the attacks on network workers are getting more frequent, brazen, and violent. : worldnews

Hong Kong police crack protester iPhones, but unable to crack Google Pixels : worldnews
Taiwan to pass law recognising PRC rulership of mainland Chinese, deleting "Reunification of the motherland" claim. : worldnews
Taiwan refuses to deport caregiver who 'insulted' Philippine president on Facebook ... "nsulting the creepy child rapist Duterte?"

Russian billionaire oligarch who frequently played ice hockey with Putin is found shot dead at his Moscow mansion in 'suspected suicide' : worldnews

An Incursion Into Venezuela, Straight Out of Hollywood - The New York Times - The operation to overthrow the president failed miserably, and eight rebels were killed. But a former Green Beret who was not on the mission has emerged as the central character.
American captured over Venezuelan coup plot says Donald Trump ordered plan : worldnews
Venezuela's opposition negotiated a $213 million deal with a US security company to invade the country and overthrow President Nicolas Maduro

Germans in Berlin celebrating public holiday to mark end of Second World War for very first time. Normally 8 May passes without any significant attention, but for 2020 and the 75th anniversary, Berlin decided to declare it new public holiday for not only defeat of Nazism but rebirth of democracy. : worldnews

Pompeo changes tune on Chinese labs role in virus outbreak, as intel officials cast doubt (Dumbpeo lied?)
The real scandal isn't what China did to us. It's what we did to ourselves (if by "we" you mean Republifuckers)

Trump says he's sending ventilators to Russia for Putin's coronavirus response, but previously pushed back on requests from US governors : worldnews (Jared cackles)
Moscow Is Attacking the 2020 Election. But the Trump Administration Won't Say How : Putin is at it again, and no one is sounding the alarm.
RT America recruiting US journalists ahead of 2020 election

Jobs report April 2020: Record 20.5 million jobs lost, unemployment rate jumps to 14.7%
April Jobs Report Shows Record Unemployment Rate: Live News Tracker - The New York Times
Jobless rate spikes to 14.7%, highest since Great Depression
Coronavirus: US unemployment rate is highest since Great Depression : politics
Political fantasy battles economic reality after tens of millions of jobs lost - POLITICO - Trump expects a sharp bounce-back in jobs. But as bankruptcies pile up, the labor market will need much of the next decade to replace the jobs gone for good.
The paranoid style goes viral - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The Labor Department said Friday that the economy shed more than 20.5 million jobs in April, sending the unemployment rate to 14.7 percent devastation unseen since the Great Depression. (def watch No Depression in Heavan)
States face economic death spiral from coronavirus - Axios
April jobs report: Wages appeared to soar, but the backstory is an awful one. - The Washington Post ... When all the lowest earners get laid off for furloughed, they're dumped from the data that the government uses to calculate earnings (look at our beautiful economy after we killed all the low-wage people)
Coronavirus economy shows how easy it is to fall from the middle class into poverty - The Washington Post

WATCH: Morning Joe Airs Damning Montage of Trumps Rhetoric as Coronavirus Death Toll Rose
This is one of Trumps biggest and most insulting lies yetThe claim is that, having once created the most spectacular economy in the known universe, he will now do so a second time.

Why We Are "Reopening" - Lawyers, Guns & Money - A white supremacist nation sees who dies from COVID-19 and goes full white supremacist.
Trump blocks national testing program -- W hy? Because tests make us "look bad." -- Amid Trump's flagrant lies, a truth comes out: He's never wanted "all this testing" because it makes him look bad

AP Exclusive: Docs show top WH officials buried CDC report -- The decision to shelve detailed advice from the nation's top disease control experts for reopening communities during the coronavirus pandemic came from the highest levels of the White House (you don't need no libturd science)

Katie Miller, Pence spokeswoman, tests positive for coronavirus - POLITICO
Document reveals Secret Service has 11 current coronavirus cases, as concerns about Trump's staff grow
Trump continues to flout coronavirus protocols even after Pence aide Katie Miller tests positive for the illness - The Washington Post
'Can I carry the empty one just for the camera?' Mike Pence caught on hot mic suggesting he pretend to deliver protective equipment to nursing home
Vice President Mike Pence staffer tests positive for coronavirus

Kushner Details His Wild Idea to Use Russias Secret CommsKushner admitted to floating a back-channel of sorts, but said the then-Russian ambassador nixed the idea. (dirty little commie lizard boy)

Don't Forget, Michael Flynn Pleaded Guilty. Twice ... "Mr. Barr is now saying he cannot prove charges to which Mr. Flynn has twice pleaded guilty in court -- and for which there is ample evidence.
William Barr and his henchmen must be held accountable : politics
Trump Sets Free Another Russia Probe Criminal, Then Gloats With Putin : politics
Bill Barr Defends Michael Flynn Reversal: 'History Is Written by the Winners'
Opinion | The Appalling Damage of Dropping the Michael Flynn Case - The New York Times - It embeds into official U.S. policy a shockingly extremist view of law enforcement as the enemy of the American people.
William Barr helps President Trump free Michael Flynn without a pardon - The Washington Post - The Trump Justice Department is undermining the rule of law.
'Never Seen Anything Like This' -- Experts Question Dropping of Flynn Prosecution - Abandoning the case is the latest step in a pattern of dismantling the work of the Russia investigators. A former prosecutor likened it to eating the department from the inside out.

'My God,' Says US Senator After William Barr Deploys 'History Is Written by the Winners' Trope | "The head of the American justice system now saying publicly that there is no good or bad except what the strongest want. The definition of autocracy." : politics
Sen. Kamala Harris renews call for Attorney General Barr to resign : politics
Skeptical judge could hold up Trump administration's bid to clear Flynn, legal experts say | Article [AMP] | Reuters
Team Trump Wants Flynn Back for 2020, Sees Him as Its 'Nelson Mandela'
An Ugly Day for the Justice Department - Lawfare
After Flynn reversal, Trump signals his FBI director is on thin ice - The Washington Post

McEnany On Trump Not Wearing Mask Around WWII Vets: 'They Made The Choice To Come Here' (and die for Trumpster)

A Fox News Host Implored the Public to Be Brave and Defy Stay-at-Home Orders. Via Video Chat. From His Home. : politics
Beloved gay weatherman unceremoniously fired after standing up to Trump-supporting, far-right, anti-lockdown protesters : politics

Discredited Doctor and Sham 'Science' Are the Stars of Viral Coronavirus Documentary ''Plandemic' -- Dr. Judy Mikovits is portrayed as a science genius in a conspiracy film about the coronavirusbut her own research history is dubious and the video is full of bizarre claims.
iIenzo comments on Where can I find a good rebuttal to "Plandemic"? (reddit did it better, as usual)
As '#Plandemic' goes viral, those targeted by discredited scientist's crusade warn of 'dangerous' claims - Initially pushed by anti-vaccination disinformation peddlers, the video was then promoted by minor celebrities.
'Plandemic' Is Dangerous, Viral Nonsense (RFKjr lurking in the background)

The Masks of Nyorangelathotep - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Brad Parscale models the tRump/Dense 2020 face masks that the campaign may sell or give away at rallies while he waits for the results of the test he has to take before he can gain audience with The Might Emanation ... In other words, a perfect metaphor for the GOP. (cheap paper fake mask with weird ear-flaps doesn't protect anyone)

Trump campaign to unload on Biden with negative ad onslaught - POLITICO - marks a turning point

New Title IX regulations no longer require coaches to report sexual misconduct : politics (deVosed)

1996 court document confirms Tara Reade told of harassment in Bidens office -- does not say Biden committed the harassment nor does it mention Reade's more recent allegations of sexual assault.
Prominent lawyer, Trump donor representing Biden accuser
Tara Reade calls for Biden to drop out of presidential race | TheHill
The agonizing story of Tara Reade and her sexual assault allegation against Joe Biden - Vox - what I found, and where I'm stuck.
Rep. Ocasio-Cortez Says Biden Sexual Assault Allegation 'Not Clear-Cut'

Jared Kushner always declares his failures are successes - The Washington Post (Kushfucker)
Project Airbridge: White House pandemic supply effort swathed in secrecy, exaggerations - The Washington Post (Kushfucked)

She Said Anthony Fauci Sexually Assaulted Her. Now She Says Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman Paid Her to Lie.

Woman who accused Fauci of sex assault now says Trump supporters paid her to lie - Raw Story - The woman says right-wing provocateur Jacob Wohl and his frequent accomplice Jack Burkman persuaded her to cast Fauci as the assailant using details from an actual sexual assault she survived just after high school, and they paid her to do it

Markey pulls within two points of Kennedy in latest MA Senate Primary poll : boston

Democrats fume over having to clean up Bloomberg's mess -- billionire cut loose scores of staffers who'd been promised paychecks through theelection -- and state parties are getting pressured to hire them (Bloomfucked)

Revealed: major anti-lockdown group's links to America's far right -- American Revolution 2.0, which presents itself as bipartisan, has been assisted by far-right individuals -- some with extremist links (Civil War rebranded)
Armed black citizens escort Michigan lawmaker to capitol after volatile rightwing protest | US news : news
More than 70 test positive for coronavirus after attending "a large gathering" : Coronavirus (the wingnut gunster rally, stupidity is a bitch)

Access journalism is killing us - PRESS RUN - News consumers deserves real answers - Eric Boehlert (ABC's David Muir wants his access)

I Feel Like This Is End Times: Will the Coronavirus Crisis Finally Crush New Yorks Tabloids?The Post and the News, crucial pillars of the city's mindset, are reeling, with little hope in sight. Could Rupert Murdoch sell the Post? By Joe Pompeo May 7, 2020

Lynch Mob Actually Arrested - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Georgia governor calls shooting video 'absolutely horrific' : news
The murderers of Ahmaud Arbery have been arrested, 2 months after Georgia sat on the case. : pics
Georgia shooter's father previously investigated victim Ahmaud Arbery
Glynn County commissioners say DA blocked arrests after fatal shooting : news
Latest on the killing of Ahmaud Arbery: Man who filmed video joined in hot pursuitinternal memo says
Bond denied for father, son charged with murder in Ahmaud Arbery case : news

High school senior, mother say large group of armed people, including off-duty deputy, terrorized them in their home - High school senior, mother say large group of armed people, including off-duty deputy, terrorized them in their home

Cord-Cutting Explodes in Q1 as Pay-TV Sector Delivers Worst-Ever Losses : television

Nearly 1 in 5 US kids are obese, according to latest data

B.C. teacher suspended for showing video about 'incels' to Grade 12 class

What are people slowly starting to forget? : AskReddit

workers who got their bosses fired: how? : AskReddit

What's the creepiest or most unexplainable thing you've ever seen that you haven't shared anywhere?


A Deadly Bacteria Kills Olive Trees Across Southern Europe Scientists in southern Europe are fighting a deadly pathogen that's killed millions of olive trees in Italy. : pathogen that's killed millions of olive trees in Italy.-- worldnews

The Trump Administration Is Reversing Nearly 100 Environmental Rules. Here's the full list (Refuck deathmongers)

Where The Latest COVID-19 Models Think Were Headed -- And Why They Disagree
It Only Took 7 Days For The Coronavirus Deaths To Exceed Projections For August : Coronavirus -- With 1.2 million cases and more than 73,000 deaths, the United States has had the largest outbreak of coronavirus in the world. (the biggest numbers!)
Cuomo: Most new NY coronavirus hospitalizations are from people who stayed home
NY Gov. Cuomo says he won't sacrifice human lives to reopen the economy: The argument is 'absurd' : news

73,721 Cases Total in MA : CoronavirusMa - 1,696 new cases - 11,993 new tests; 14% positive - 132 new deaths; 4552 total - -126 hospital; -70 ICU - Total: +1696 +2.35%
MA COVID-19 Data 5/7/20 : boston
Massachusetts COVID-19 Response
Weekly Town by Town MA Update : CoronavirusMa
Pastor violated mass gathering ban for 3rd time. Says, "I'm not worried about anything; I'm take a stand for the Lord (Worcester -- the "Lord" Satan)

Coronavirus in the U.S.: a high plateau of cases portends more spread

Vietnam: Normal life is 99% back, wearing mask is no longer mandatory in public. : Coronavirus
[Italy] "Coronavirus mutated and lost some strength. Now the infections are less severe" : Coronavirus (probably not)
In Search of Preventative Strategies: Novel Anti- Inflammatory High-CBD Cannabis Sativa Extracts Modulate ACE2 Expression in COVID-19 Gateway Tissues : COVID19
Two drugs show promise against COVID-19 : COVID19
The mystery of the pandemic's happy hypoxia
Evidence of Protective Role of Ultraviolet-B (UVB) Radiation in Reducing COVID-19 deaths : COVID19
NBC News: Fever, fatigue, fear: For some recovering COVID-19 patients, weeks of illness, uncertainty : CoronavirusMa

Coronavirus Task Force GetsI ????? : boston
ts 'Mission Accomplished' Moment -- The White House shifts focus from public health to economics.
Researcher testifies to Congress that not a single state meets Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security criteria to reopen safely : politics
Most States That Are Reopening Fail to Meet White House Guidelines - The New York Times
Trump Administration Shelves CDC Guide To Reopening Country During Pandemic; A detailed document giving advice to local leaders on reopening public places will 'never see the light of day"
White House shelved CDC reopening guidance: report : politics

Mitigation and chaos - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Matt Yglesias lays out nicely in Vox how a mitigation strategy that keeps the pandemic from overwhelming the health care system will save some lives, but still result in probably upwards of one million excess deaths in the US from the direct and indirect results of the disease.
Flattening the curve isn't good enough -- The case for an actual coronavirus suppression strategy.
Germany and U.S. on Divergent Paths to Reopen - The New York Times - Online retailers, backed by Amazon, are beginning a campaign to press for billions of dollars to rescue the Postal Service. Nearly one in five children in the U.S. are not getting enough to eat.
People in the U.S. are slowly going out more since the coronavirus peak. Here's where and why

No, the flu hasn't killed more people than coronavirus : politics

Cuomo: Most new NY coronavirus hospitalizations are from people who stayed home
Travel From New York City Seeded Wave of U.S. Outbreaks - The New York Times - The coronavirus outbreak in New York City became the primary source of infections around the United States, researchers have found.

Gov. Doug Ducey fires the scientists who warn he's making a mistake by reopening Arizona : politics (Republican Fuckazona)
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp: : Totally Messed Up Reopening the State, Growing Outbreak Is Stressing Resources : politics
Smartphone data shows out-of-state visitors flocked to Georgia as restaurants and other businesses reopened

Revealed: Amazon told workers paid sick leave law doesn't cover warehouses : worldnews (Fuckazon)

COVID-19: Sikh doctors in Canada take extremely difficult decision to shave beards

The head of Sweden's no-lockdown coronavirus plan said the country's heavy death toll 'came as a surprise' : worldnews ("who could have predicted?" he said)

Vietnam: Normal life is 99% back, wearing mask is no longer mandatory in public. : Coronavirus

77 cell phone towers have been set on fire so far due to a weird coronavirus 5G conspiracy theory : worldnews
Nobel Prize winner 'greatly saddened' his name used to spread COVID-19 misinformation : worldnews (Fuckbook is evil)

Russia's Coronavirus Cases Soar Past 177K in New One-Day Record: "Russia now has the world's second-fastest rate of new infections behind the United States. It is the fifth most-affected country in terms of infections, surpassing Germany and France on Thursday." : worldnews (rootin' tootin' Putin)
Putin' Approval Rating Drops to Historic Low: Poll (historic low of 99%) )

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro says he twice tested negative for the coronavirus but many, including a federal judge, are demanding he share the actual results. Still, the leader has refused. : worldnews
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's spokesman has tested positive for the new coronavirus, the government said Wednesday, the latest case to hit close to the far-right leader, who rejects social distancing measures : worldnews

US demands WHO invite Taiwan to meeting : worldnews
New Zealand jumps on board Taiwan WHO push : worldnews

University of Queensland student facing expulsion for criticising China's regime
China Vows To Brutally Crush Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Protesters : worldnews ("brutally crush")

When Trump covered for China's alleged coronavirus coverup
Pangolins being sold on Facebook despite international ban, potential link to coronavirus : worldnews (China laughs)

Popular Philippines radio show host Rex Cornello shot dead in ambush ... investigative radio journalist with a reputation for covering corruption

Two huge international police operations targeting the trade in stolen artworks and archaeological artefacts have led to the arrest of 101 people and the recovery of more than 19,000 items, including a pre-Columbian gold mask, a carved Roman lion and thousands of ancient coins. : worldnews

A conservative American commentator on Middle Eastern affairs gives six reasons to believe that taking over Palestinian territory would harm both U.S.-Israel relations and Israel's status as the Jewish state.

Trump vetoes Congressional resolution restricting war with Iran. : worldnews (considers bombing House of Reps)
Thursday NatSec Roundup - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Justice Dept dropping Flynn's criminal case : news
Lock Him Up : PoliticalHumor

Supreme Court declines to lift Pennsylvania's stay-at-home order : news

Coronavirus Survivors 'Permanently Disqualified' from Joining U.S. Military, Recruitment Memo Suggests (good)

Responding to Trump's latest Twitirade : PoliticalHumor
The "open it all up" people have no clue as to what they are in for. It is truly amazing to understand his doing nothing for that 1 1/2 month period and then initiating an absolutely useless effort for the medical community. : PoliticalHumor
/u/godbottle accurately summarizes why Republicans in the USA so urgently want to re-open the nation from COVID-19: to prevent any normalization of "socialist" support like expanded medical access, subsidies, or universal basic income... because then people would like those things. : bestof

'Just Straight Cronyism': Top Trump and GOP Donor Picked to Lead US Postal Service in Time of Crisis; "President Trump rewards a partisan donor by installing him at the United States Postal Service. This crony doesn't cut it." : politics ... "So this is how they're going to intentionally botch vote by mail this November. Install a fall guy, nice." (Republicans destroying your country)

Trump won't wear a mask in public because he's afraid he might look ridiculous and it will harm his reelection chances, report says : politics (the goggles were bad enough)
Trump reportedly thinks the US coronavirus death count is being inflated by hospitals who want a COVID-19 bonus from Medicare : politics ... "Some people are saying this theory escaped from a chinese biolab back in January."

Susan Rice: Trump's Attacks On Obama Are Sign Of His 'Extraordinary Insecurity'

The big, ugly paradox hovering over Trump's latest deceptions ... Trump prizes his magical reality-bending powers so highly that he'd rather rely on them to deliver him reelection, because he fears taking the governing steps necessary to get us back to normalcy will render his reelection less likely as wellthe real world consequences be damned.

What If They Reopened the Country, and No One Came? - The Atlantic - Pollsters have finally found an issue that transcends partisan divides, with the overwhelming majority of Americans siding against President Trump ... a small majority of Republican respondents told YouGov last year that Trump was a better president than Abraham Lincoln. That result fit the general pattern, while these results do not (bc Lincoln, you know, freed their slaves)
Overwhelming majority of Americans more concerned about coronavirus spreading further than economic damage, poll shows : Coronavirus
The Public Is Astonishingly United | Pollsters have finally found an issue that transcends partisan divides, with the overwhelming majority of Americans siding against President Trump. : politics

Eschaton: I Got Nothin' - I suppose I really don't. It's a horrible situation and even the supposed "good guys" at the federal level, who don't run things entirely but who aren't entirely powerless, have shown no signs of having any sense of the catastrophe that is unfolding. "No one" panics unless stonks are tanking, and the Fed is making sure that doesn't happen. - As long as "the market" is happy, rich people are happy, "everybody" is happy.

Dems don't need to just win, they must end the scourge of Trumpism : politics

Trump Supporters Can No Longer Claim to Be Pro-Life : politics (they never were, duh)

Supreme Court overturns 'Bridgegate' convictions The unanimous decision clears the convictions of two allies to former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (they always pardon Republiassholecrooks)

The President Is Goading Anti-Lockdown Militias to ViolenceWe must not overlook the danger of Trump's signaling
Trump's fake protest movement: Authoritarian stagecraft meets white privilege ; The anti-lockdown protests are staged events, which demonstrate the enduring power of white supremacy in America : politics
We cannot allow the normalization of firearms at protests to continue : politics

Ain't that fresh - Lawyers, Guns & Money - This being 2020, why shouldn't Axl Rose own the Secretary of the Treasury on Twitter? ... Suicide Squad producer Steve Mnuchin has, frankly, had enough of your complaints about the economy and being unemployed and needing more than one stimulus check to survive ...

On the Same Day Sen. Richard Burr Dumped Stock, So Did His Brother-in-Law. Then the Market Crashed. : politics (Martha Stewart enters the chat)

Azar faulted workers' 'home and social' conditions for meatpacking outbreaks (racist asshole Republifucker)
Meatpacking plants are epicenters of coronavirus. The Trump administration is blaming workers

As Hunger Swells, Food Stamps Become a Partisan Flash Point - The New York Times - Democrats are seeking to raise benefits as research shows a rise in food insecurity without modern precedent amid the pandemic. But Republicans have balked at a long-term expansion of the program. (just starve and die, Republican say)

Coons, Kristol: In pandemic, Republicans should reject Trump approach - Too many members of Congress, following the lead of President Donald Trump, continue to engage in coronavirus denialism.

Lincoln Project has biggest day of fundraising after Trump attacks group (hahaha)

Colorado GOP Chair Ken Buck pressured local official to submit incorrect election results : politics

Ector County Sheriff's Office receives hundreds of threats following arrest of protesters : news

Sinclair to Pay $48 Million FCC Fine to Resolve Multiple Investigations, the Largest In History : television (rightwinger criminals)

Opinion | The Killing of Ahmaud Arbery - The New York Times - Another black man falsely assumed to be a criminal is dead.
GBI arrests father, son for murder of Ahmaud Arbery : news
The Killing of Ahmaud Arbery and the Justice of God - Russell Moore
Shocking video shows white cop repeatedly beating a black man 'for not social distancing' | Daily Mail Online - despite the officers not wearing masks themselves
2 teens fast food workers shot because dining room was closed ... And now two 16-year-old fast food workers in Oklahoma City have been shot for having the audacity to tell two female customers that the dining area was closed.

Of Course the U.S. Military Has A White Supremacy Problem. It's baked in (your military is full of confederate traitors and Nazis)

Facebook removes accounts linked to QAnon conspiracy theory : technology

TIL that in 2014, a high school student was suspended for two months for jokingly replying "Actually, yeah" to an internet post that asked if he made out with a teacher. He sued the school board for being unjustly suspended, and won a $425,000 settlement. : todayilearned

TIL the moon is 1/400th the size of the sun but also 1/400th the distance from earth which results in the moon and the sun being the same size in the sky, a coincidence not shared by any other known planet-moon combination : todayilearned

Scientists find that Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) can trigger buildup that resembles amyloid plaques, sticky clumps of proteins that tend to accumulate between the neurons of Alzheimer's disease patients. In turn, these clumps pave the way for a slow decline in memory and cognitive skills. : science

Despite making up about 85 % of the total mass of the universe, Dark matter has so far defied every type of detector designed to find it. Now a new study suggests new paths for catching the signals of dark matter particles that have their energy absorbed by atomic nuclei. : science

Why is frame-dragging limited by the speed of light? : askscience

Has anyone experienced a dream where it felt like months and years had been spent in the dream but then just woke up? : AskReddit

What industry is a lot shadier than it seems? : AskReddit

Which country do you think is just doomed? why? : AskReddit

What is the kindest thing you've done or seen?


Black hole found 1,000 light years from Earth: Object found in HR 6819 system is the closest to Earth yet known and is unusually dark. : worldnews (coincidence?)

Brazil sacks officials who curbed deforestation on indigenous lands: the two had a track record of significantly reducing deforestation in the Amazon : worldnews

72,025 Cases Total in MA : CoronavirusMa - 1,754 new cases - 6,290 new tests; 28% positive - 208 new deaths; 4420 total - +22 hospital; +8 ICU
MA COVID-19 Data 5/6/20 : boston
NY Times Analysis of Excess Deaths, MA's is From March 15 to April 11 : CoronavirusMa
Mass. sees high roadway fatality rate even with empty roads during COVID-19 |
Rate Of Fatal Crashes In MA Doubles, Despite 50% Cut In Traffic | Medford, MA Patch
27-year-old Somerville bicyclist struck, killed in Arlington Tuesday night : boston
Open/Closed in Cambridge

Study reports mutant coronavirus. It may be more contagious - Los Angeles Times
A new genetic analysis of the virus that causes Covid-19 taken from more than 7,600 patients around the world shows the virus has been circulating in people since late last year, and must have spread extremely quickly after the first infection. : worldnews
Is time flying by oddly quickly during COVID-19? Here's why you may feel that way
Corona test advertised as 90% accurate has less than 50% accuracy : Coronavirus (Netherlands and Chinese tests)

The CDC Has Been on a Steady Decline. We're Just Finally Noticing. The once-world-class agency has been surprisingly absent during this pandemic. It's part of a broader trend for American institutions (destroyed by traitor-republicans)

Eschaton: Excess Deaths - The daily numbers probably give a relatively accurate picture of the trends (taking differences is a useful trick for this stuff), but the overall true numbers are certainly higher and quite like much much higher. -- New data released by the State of New Jersey suggests the true toll of COVID-19 may be much greater than previously thought. -- Vital statistics released by the state show the total number of deaths by any cause between March and April rose from 12,567 last year to 23,070 this year. The 10,503 additional deaths recorded this year represent an 83% increase over 2019 ... 45% more than the official COVID-19 deaths.
Don't Be Fooled by America's Flattening Curve ... Separate the region around New York City and the picture becomes far less rosy (and it's not just the red state cities, either)

The states where the coronavirus is spreading fastest - Axios - Change in new COVID-19 cases in the past week (haha, Arkansas has no virus)

What Is the Real Coronavirus Toll in Each State? - The New York Times (east coast got nuked, Cheneyland not good, CA did not bad, Jesus protected the white christians in the south)
Decreasing New York curve disguises national coronavirus increase : Coronavirus

Coronavirus lessons on density, mass transit, bureaucracy & censorship
We Are Not Essential. We Are Sacrificial -- New York subway workers)
For the first time in its history, New York City deliberately shut down its entire subway system this morning : news
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Illinois Announces It Will Reopen In Phases As It Battles The Coronavirus : Coronavirus Live Updates : NPR

'It's gone haywire': When COVID-19 arrived in rural America (the libtard hoax arrives in Christofacistland)

As Trump visits, Arizona has highest single-day COVID-19 death toll
Coronavirus Arizona: Officials stop work by ASU COVID-19 modeling team, limits data access (Fuckazona)
Coronavirus infects 1,653 Iowa meatpacking workers at 4 plants
Nearly 150 federal meat inspectors diagnosed with coronavirus, 3 dead: report : Coronavirus
Florida adds 113 coronavirus deaths, a new one-day record - death toll grows to 1,536 as it begins to reopen.
Kemp Warns Of Growing Outbreak Stressing Northeast Georgia | 90.1 FM WABE
2 Utah County businesses told staff to ignore COVID-19 guidelines, resulting in 68 positive cases | Local News |

Exclusive: Government scientist Neil Ferguson resigns after breaking lockdown rules to meet his married lover - Prof Ferguson allowed the woman to visit him at home during the lockdown while lecturing the public on the need for strict social distancing

'Please stop this nonsense' Japanese decry boomer-era technology as hospitals file Covid-19 cases by fax
Toxicz comments on 'Please stop this nonsense ' -- Japanese decry boomer-era technology as hospitals file Covid-19 cases by fax (Japanese beaurocracy)

The head of Sweden's coronavirus response said the country's high death toll has "come as a surprise" and is "really something we worry a lot about." strategy was not a conscious decision in favor of more deaths instead Tegnell said that high toll was not part of the plan. : worldnews (predictably completely unpredictable)

Eschaton: You Can't Handle The Truth - Interesting quote in the Economist: Britain's public broadcaster, the BBC, has decided to sacrifice some usual "journalistic values" in the interests of 'the nation' ... "[T]he bosses are keen that we come out of this with the sense that we looked after the interest of the nation, not just our journalistic values." -- Always glad when some random media executives take it upon themselves to decide what the "interest of the nation" is. A concept that can be extended rather broadly. ("the nation" = "the riches")

Whats Behind South Koreas COVID-19 Exceptionalism? -- Seven weeks ago, South Korea and the U.S. had the same number of virus deaths. Today, South Korea has fewer than 300, and the U.S. has more than 70,000 (Trump wasn't their leader)

NZ foreign minister backs Taiwan's entry into WHO, bucks Beijing's bullying : worldnews
Taiwan says WHO should 'free itself from' China's control : worldnews

China calls Hong Kong protesters 'a virus' says city won't be calm until they're removed
China may cut US debt holdings in response to virus compensation threats : worldnews
Beijing demanded praise in exchange for medical supplies - Axios

Hungary no longer a democracy: report : worldnews
Prague revamp reveals Jewish gravestones used to pave streets: Dozens of paving stones made from Jewish headstones have been found during redevelopment work in Prague's tourist district, confirming speculation that the former communist regime raided synagogues and graveyards for building materials.

States with few virus cases get big share of relief aid - In Wyoming, with less than 600 positive cases, the $1.25 billion it received equates to 80 percent of its annual general state budget ... By comparison, New York and New Jersey received about $24,000 and $27,000, (Cheneys cackle)
A new study shows just how badly black Americans have been hit by Covid-19 - POLITICO - The number of cases and deaths in minority communities compared with white ones is staggering.

US will use 'every tool' to get ex-soldiers back from Venezuela says Pompeo (we love our terrorists he said)

US private payrolls drop by 20.2 million in April, the worst job loss in the history of ADP report : politics
Our Broken Unemployment System Is a National Scandal - Months into economic shutdown, millions of Americans still haven't received unemployment checksa travesty that is the direct result of anti-welfare decisions that make the process as difficult as possible. (Republifuckers)

Trump order to paint border wall black could drive up cost $500 million or more - The Washington Post (surprised he didn't go for gold paint but he's not aware the sun goes down at night, so) )

Pompeo defends Wuhan lab claims in combative press conference | TheHill
Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman says evidence suggests coronavirus was not man-made or released from lab | TheHill (contradicts Dumbpeo)

John Ratcliffe, Trump's DNI nominee, follows QAnon Twitter. That's disqualifying : politics

Supreme Court weighs making Electoral College even less democratic - Vox (says bribing electors to change to Republicans is fine)

The 'wartime president' has gone AWOLMore Americans will die.
Trump Pivots to 'Phase Two,' Risking More Death to Save Economy -- White House may disband virus task force by end of month
The Novel Coronavirus Praises The Plan to Reopen America - The Bulwark - The following is a transcript of a press conference given by the coronavirus earlier this week ... "I have provided a complimentary Clorox smoothie for all of you on your way out."
Trump and some top aides question accuracy of coronavirus death toll - Axios ("Even with the Demotards hoax news, the virus is a huge failure! and very, very few people have died"" he ranted)

Trump Is Unraveling - The Atlantic - The country is witnessing the steady, uninterrupted intellectual and psychological decomposition of Donald Trump.
Trump's America Now Leads the World -- in Suicidal Stupidity
White House to close coronavirus task force : politics
Trump Says U.S. Must Reopen Even If More Americans Get Sick, Die. : politics

George W Bush paved the way for Trump -- to rehabilitate him is appalling (and let's not forget Saint McCain and his Palin bitch)

States of Play: Change Research/CNBC Poll on COVID-19 - 68% of voters in the battleground remain seriously concerned about the coronavirus and 52% disapprove of Trump's handling of the outbreak

Eschaton: Warriors - Trump before boarding Air Force One: "The people of our country should think of themselves as warriors. Our country has to open." -- In a few more days he'll nuke NYC if someone convinces him that it will make this all go away and let him get back to doing fun racism at rallies.
Trump and aides fail to wear face masks on visit to facility that makes them : politics
Trump: I Was Unable to Restock PPE for 3 Years Due to Hoaxes : politics

Coronavirus Live Updates: White House Says Task Force Will Wind Down - The New York Times - An ousted federal scientist said he was pressured to steer contracts to clients of a well-connected consultant. More than 1,000 people have died each day for over a month. Meat is scarcer at groceries and restaurants.
"There'll Be More Death": Trump Says He Is Willing to Sacrifice Lives to Reopen US Businesses -- "He absolutely does not want you to view these deaths for what they are... a result of his abject failure to handle the pandemic in any logical way."
Trumps train wreck ABC interview illustrated why he rarely strays from Fox News -- "I'll be honest, uh, I have a lot of things going on" rump said, trying to explain his lack of coronavirus preparation.
Whistleblower Alleges Trump Administration Ignored Dire Covid Warnings - The complaint filed on Tuesday by Dr. Rick Bright described an administration that sputtered when the virus emerged.
Ousted vaccine director files whistleblower complaint alleging coronavirus warnings were ignored - CNNPolitics
Removed US coronavirus vaccine director files stunning whistleblower complaint claiming warnings were ignored : politics

Kushner coronavirus effort said to be hampered by inexperienced volunteers - The Washington Post (Kushfuck and his team of know-nothing unpaid except for all the grifting interns)
Kushner Botched the COVID Response. Now Trump's Tapped Him to Get a Vaccine by the End of 2020. (by which time Trumpster will be President-King for Life) Kushners Screwed Up His COVID Jobs -- Now Hes Got an Even Bigger One (Lizard-boy is killing you for profit)
Jared Kushner's pandemic effort exposed as 'laughable' : politics
Jared Kushner's shadow coronavirus task force used a spreadsheet called 'VIP Update' to procure PPE from inexperienced high-profile Trump allies over legitimate vendors : politics
How Kushner' Volunteer Force Led a Funbling Hung for Medical Supplies (that they could resell at a profit, hahaha)
Virus Whistle-Blower Says Trump Administration Steered Contracts to Cronies : politics (Kushfucked)
Win Or Lose, Trump's Top Campaign Aides Are Raking In The Cash -- His campaign chief bought a waterfront house with a yearly tax bill higher than the average Floridian's annual income, a $400,000 boat, a Ferrari, condos and more.
Fox News hosts Jeanine Pirro and Brian Kilmeade received priority treatment for PPE requests from Kushner's coronavirus team, according to a new report : politics

Anderson Cooper, Chris Hayes Nail Real Reason For Disbanding Coronavirus Task Force: "The mission is obviously not accomplished, and it's becoming clearer and clearer that Donald Trump never even really tried to accomplish it,

Trump Death Clock seeks to bring accountability for reckless leadership
Trump Death Clock
At least we can dump the pretense that the GOP is the 'pro-life' party
Trump Is a Fuckboi and Fauci Is the Homie Who's About to Expose His Lying Ass

Approval rating for Trump's coronavirus response drops again, poll shows : politics
Approval rating for Trump's coronavirus response drops again, poll shows - 42% good job (46% in April / 50% in March) 51% bad job (49% / 45%)

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine Reminds Us That Without Fail, Republicans Gonna Republican - Until now, the American response to the pandemic had been missing just a little dab of East Germany (report your neighbors for not working)

Michigan is considering move to ban guns inside state Capitol Building : politics (what an idea)
Armed citizens escort lawmaker into Michigan State Capitol | City Pulse (meanshile)
Michigan Gov. Whitmer: Protesters 'carried nooses and Confederate flags and swastikas' : politics
Maybe the President* Should Not Encourage This - The Red Dawn cosplay in the Michigan legislature last week is leading to deeper and darker places. : politics
Tracing ISIS' Weapons Supply ChainBack to the US

How Never Trumpers Crashed The Democratic Party ("Never Bernie" either)

The Cenk Cost Fallacy [update] -- It seems that at least once an election cycle The Discourse is enlivened by allegedly left-leaning sadists who think the old Fuck the South essay is a policy blueprint and people who aren't sadists have to stop what they're doing to explain why this is an unusually fuckwitted idea. Last night on Twitter, a fauxgressive, union-busting media mogul and hilariously failed politician regurgitated the idea of Blue on Red Revenge ... He seemed to think CA25 would be impressed by the number of views TYT receives in a month and we all know how that worked out for him. (the Young Turkeys)
Cenk Uygur on Twitter: "Second, I know a lot of you don't know me or watch @TheYoungTurks so you don't know, OF COURSE I'm not actually advocating to hurt people in red states. Progressive policies also get them healthcare & raise their wages. But rhetorically sometimes you have to fight fire with fire." / Twitter (ratioed)

The American Way of Death - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Commenter Phil Koop flagged this really interesting analysis from Natascha Strobl, who has been monitoring the overtly fascist response to COVID-19 on what she characterizes as "extreme right wing sites" round the world, but which here in the US we like to call the Republican party ... (1) The panic over the virus is symptomatic of the soft, effeminate, urbanized, cosmopolitan modern world, that can't face death with the heroic fortitude and even enthusiasm of traditional manly men. ...
Natascha Strobl on Twitter: "Over the past days I've been exploring extreme right-wing sites from all over the world again. There are various approaches to Corona which I will detail another time. What stands out: Uncontrolled infection seems to be the preferred approach - let me explain why:" / Twitter
Aaron Rupar on Twitter: "Trump on why businesses should reopen: "I'm viewing our great citizens of this country to a certain extent and to a large extent as warriors. They're warriors. We can't keep our country closed. We have to open our country ... Will some people be badly affected? Yes."" / Twitter (Trump is so sure he's president/dictator for life)
President Scumbag Has Thoughts About Women - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Thanks again white men! ... not as if Herr Malignancy has any connection to reality or anything.

Voters Divided on Alleged Biden Assault | Monmouth University Polling Institute - Half the electorate consider voting by mail this year ... Overall, there is not as much of an appetite for a third option as there was four years ago. (but Amash would help Trump) ... Biden - 37% say it is probably true, 32% say it is probably not true, and 31% have no opinion (Republicans totally believe her, of course)

New Colorado poll shows Hickenlooper widening double-digit lead over Gardner | Quick Hits | (one asshole going down, anyway)

Biden demands justice for Georgia killing of black jogger Arbery : politics (white traitor guys doing a "citizen's arrest" on black jogger by killing him for jogging)
Georgia District Attorney vows to bring shooting of unarmed black man to grand jury : news (white murder-fuckers)
New video emerges of fatal shooting of black jogger Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia - CBS News (and of course they lied but then the video came out and the cops had to do something)

A massive drop in car sales sparks new push in Congress to aid the auto industry - The Washington Post - Since outbreak began, retailers have sold nearly 800,000 fewer vehicles than forecast, spurring some lawmakers to consider new federal incentives for buyers

Republicans Nearly Three Times More Likely Than Democrats To Refuse Coronavirus Vaccine: Poll : politics (yes!)

Betsy DeVos Completes Sexual Assault Rules - The New York Times - DeVos's Rules Bolster Rights of Students Accused of Sexual Misconduct - Education Secretary Betsy DeVos released final regulations for schools dealing with sexual misconduct, giving them the force of law for the first time and bolstering due-process rights (gutting Title IX)

Ann Vandersteel Reported That Comey, Brennan, Clapper, and Their 'Minions' Would All Be Arrested by May 5 (Refucklinuts)

Coronavirus Notebook: Finding Solace, and Connection, in Classic Books - The New York Times

Insomnia: Sleeplessness Traced Back to Five Different Personality Types

The Republic of Facebook - Just Security - With the Naming of Oversight Board Members, What Kind of Institution Will This Become? (you mean Zuckerlandia)


'Near-unlivable' heat for one-third of humans within 50 years if greenhouse gas emissions are not cut. (captialists: la-di-la)
Billions Could Live in Extreme Heat Zones Within Decades, Study Finds - The New York Times
Transitioning the Australian grid to 100 per cent renewables and swapping all petrol cars for electric ones would drop annual electricity costs by over $1,000 per year for consumers, a new study by researchers at the University of Sydney has found. : science
First wild baby wolves for Belgium in 150 years : worldnews

70,271 Cases Total in MA : CoronavirusMa - 1184 new cases - 9081 new tests; 13% positive - 122 new deaths; 4212 total - +3 hospital; +6 ICU
MA COVID-19 Data 5/5/20 : boston
Mass. reports 1,184 new coronavirus cases, 122 new deaths, as Baker strikes cautiously optimistic tone - The Boston Globe
Some Small Businesses In Mass. Allowed To Reopen With Restrictions (in particular, those with 3-7 employees) : boston
y Massachusetts residents overwhelmingly approve of Gov. Charlie Baker's response to coronavirus, new poll shows
Marty Walsh says he honestly can't understand why states are reopening during the coronavirus
A second Walmart in Massachusetts has closed after cluster of coronavirus cases among employees. : Coronavirus
Quarantine fatigue has set in and some of us seem to be social distancing scofflaws
Coronavirus should put an end to the town meeting - The Boston Globe - consigned forever to the dust heap of history.
Masks are here to stay. And they're quickly becoming a way to express ourselves.

Dr. Fauci says coronavirus has 'phenomenal' ability to spread 'like wildfire' as lockdowns are lifted : Coronavirus
Fauci warns against rush to reopen and asks 'how many deaths are you will to accept?" ( Republicans: "cackle" )
Fauci: No scientific evidence the coronavirus was made in a Chinese lab : Coronavirus
Coronavirus updates: 15 children hospitalized in NYC with mysterious syndrome possibly linked to COVID-19 : Coronavirus
It is time to take seriously the link between Vitamin D deficiency and more serious Covid-19 symptoms : Coronavirus
Vitamin D Level of Mild and Severe Elderly Cases of COVID-19: A Preliminary Report by El James Glicio : COVID19
Vitamin D deficiency as risk factor for severe COVID-19: a convergence of two pandemics : COVID19
Rapid review of the use of community-wide surgical masks and acute respiratory infections. : COVID19
Effects of temperature and humidity on the daily new cases and new deaths of COVID-19 in 166 countries : COVID19
What makes some viruses seasonal? : askscience
A patient diagnosed with pneumonia near Paris on 27 December actually had the coronavirus, his doctor has said. : Coronavirus ... The claim means the virus may have arrived in France almost a month earlier than previously thought.
Scientists Have Discovered An Antibody That Stops Coronavirus From Infecting Cells : Coronavirus

The Effect of Stay-at-Home Orders on COVID-19 Infections in the United States : COVID19 -- a coordinated nationwide stay-at-home order may have reduced by hundreds of thousands the current number of infections and by thousands the total number of deaths from COVID-19. Future efforts in the United States and elsewhere to control pandemics should coordinate stay-at-home orders at the national level, especially for diseases for which local spread has already occurred and testing availability is delayed. Since stay-at-home orders reduce infection growth rates, early implementation when infection counts are still low would be most beneficial.

Missouri marks record number of coronavirus cases in a single day as state reopens : Coronavirus
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Caught on Recording Saying Reopening Will Increase Spread of Coronavirus : Coronavirus
Cops arrest armed men, Texas bar owner who violated order to close - Sheriff said armed men were there to intimidate officers. : news (redneck militia got arrested)

Anti-vaxxers Andrew Wakefield, RFK Jr. resist coronavirus vaccine - The Washington Post (evolution in action as the Wakefield ghoul reappears)

Vaccine expert says he was punished for raising concerns about POTUS coronavirus response, nepotism : Coronavirus
Models Project Sharp Rise in Deaths as States Reopen - The New York Times - An internal Trump administration report expects about 200,000 daily cases by June. The White House bars coronavirus task force officials from testifying to Congress without approval.
The Calls Are Coming From Inside Camp Runamuck | Somebody let The New York Times know on Monday that the calls for re-opening the country coincide with more dire White House death estimates. : politics

Trump cheers on governors as they ignore coronavirus guidlines from White House in race to reopen - The Washington Post (good shot of his 37" neck)
Americans widely oppose reopening most businesses, despite easing of restrictions in some states, Post-U. Md. poll finds - The Washington Post
Chris Christie pushes to reopen country despite dire Covid-19 projections: 'There are going to be deaths' ("millions of them, hahahha" the evil fatfuck chortled)
The plan is to have no plan - PressThink - There is no genius there, only a damaged human being playing havoc with our lives.
The plan - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Jay Rosen nails it: "The manufacture of confusion is just the ruins of Trump's personality meeting the powers of the presidency. There is no genius there, only a damaged human being playing havoc with our lives."
Dysfunctional Government is Deadly - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Does the almost surreally incompetent American president presiding over a dysfunctional political system really matter to handling of the pandemic? Yes:
US versus Canada on coronavirus: Trump failed, Trudeau succeeded - Vox - Canada beat the US on coronavirus because its political system works (and they aren't run by evil corrupt grifter idiots, eh?)

Coronavirus is causing a historic rise in mental health problems, experts warn - The Washington Post - Anxiety and depression are rising. The U.S. is ill-prepared, with some clinics already on the brink of collapse.

Two-thirds of Americans doubt the coronavirus death toll - Axios - Do you believe the number of Americans dying from COVID-19 is more, less, or about the same as the reported number? (Republians: Jesus will protect us from the libtard hoax)
Virus-afflicted 2020 looks like 1918 despite science's march

World leaders pledge to fight coronavirus, but the U.S. and Russia skips the meeting : worldnews

10% of Stockholmers infected | KTH : COVID19 (six weeks ago)

Austria Has 90% Drop in Coronavirus Cases After Requiring People to Wear Face Masks : Coronavirus ... "I've said it before but the CDC, telling people to not wear masks, is going to go down in history as an absolutely massive fuckup.
Austria says reopening shops has not accelerated coronavirus infections : Coronavirus

Boris Johnson continued to shake hands after his own scientific advisers warned it could spread the coronavirus : worldnews
Britain outpaces Italy with Europe's highest official coronavirus death toll : Coronavirus (Tories/BoJo killed 32,000+ citizens)

Best friend got tested for Covid-19 a few months ago and just got the bill. : pics

More than 370 workers at a pork plant in Missouri tested positive for coronavirus. All were asymptomatic : politics
936 workers at a single meat plant in Alberta, Canada test positive for coronavirus; one dead : worldnews

Italy baffled by unexplained surge in deaths during virus crisis: Country recorded 50 per cent more fatalities than usual in March, suggesting pandemic toll could be double official figure : worldnews

Taiwan rebuffs WHO, says China has no right to represent it : worldnews

Intel shared among US allies indicates virus outbreak more likely came from market, not a Chinese lab : worldnews
WHO says US hasn't shared any evidence linking coronavirus to Chinese lab : worldnews
Harvard Canceled Human Rights Event as Its President Met With Xi Jinping -- Human rights scholar says university trades free inquiry for Chinese dollars (fuck Harvard)
A Lost 'Little Africa' : How China, Too, Blames Foreigners for the Virus (Xi-fucked)

Hong Kong protesters say they were tortured in prison : worldnews
Reuters wins Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography of Hong Kong protests : worldnews

Venezuela arrests two US mercenaries after alleged raid to capture Maduro

Trump Should Not Fall for Erdogan's S-400 Gambit (oh, he will)

TIL : Saudi Arabia only abolished slavery in 1962 under pressure from the USA and GB : todayilearned

The Makhlouf Incident and the Infighting Within the Syrian Regime

Tuesday NatSec Roundup - Lawyers, Guns & Money -- "The great licentiousness, which also in other kinds was used in the city, began at first from this disease ... Neither the fear of the gods nor laws of men awed any man, not the former because they concluded it was alike to worship or not worship from seeing that alike they all perished, nor the latter because no man expected that lives would last till he received punishment of his crimes by judgment. But they thought there was now over their heads some far greater judgment decreed against them before which fell, they thought to enjoy some little part of their lives." -- Thucydides on the Athenian Plague of 430 B.C.

Vector in Chief | by Fintan O'Toole -- On July 4, 1775, just his second day serving as commander-in-chief of the American revolutionary forces, George Washington issued strict orders to prevent the spread of infection among his soldiers: "No person is to be allowed to go to Fresh-water pond a fishing or any other occasion as there may be a danger of introducing the small pox into the army" -- (no Foxfuckers and Nazi Conderates to fuck things up)

The Harsh Future of American Cities - GEN
How the Black Death Radically Changed the Course of History (broke the pope/nobel/feudal/serf system and raised everyone's pay, hmmmm)

Coronavirus: US to borrow record $3tn as spending soars - BBC News
U.S. Treasury To Borrow $3 Trillion In 3 Months To Pay For Pandemic : Coronavirus

Epstein is not to be seen coz he never heard of him : PoliticalHumor
Joe Biden might not be perfect, but he's far better than Trump
Opinion | Tara Reade, Joe Biden and the #MeToo Trap - The New York Times - Don't compare the case against Joe Biden to the one against Brett Kavanaugh.

Trumps damage is already done. He may not be able to save himself.
Trumps unhinged rant about a new attack ad shows his weakness

At what point do we start calling this Trump's third genocide?
The Party is the Problem - Lawyers, Guns & Money - It's worth noting that the completely unqualified kooks and crackpots driving Trump's pandemic response are kooks and crackpots who are members of the Republican establishment in fine standing, and either they or people like them would be advising Jeb! Bush right now ... Trump is more symptom than cause, and the underlying disease is going to leave a particularly staggering amount of misery in its wake this year.

Trump trots out his latest pandemic fall guy: Anthony Fauci : politics ("Fauci said it was no big deal, would all be gone by March" Trump said)
Smoking gun evidence reveals Trump was warned about pandemic : politics
White House blocking entire coronavirus task force from testifying to Congress : politics (and you're not allowed to tell the truth)
Pelosi slams White House for blocking coronavirus task force members from testifying: 'They might be afraid of the truth' : politics
Trump Fires Inspector General Ahead of Damning Whistleblower Complaint About Bogus Coronavirus Cures : politics
Steven Mnuchin claims it's "a great time for people to explore America" as CDC warns against travel (

Don Lemon Asks Trump Why He Can't Stop Obsessing Over Obama: Is It Because He Didn't Need Daddy's Help?

'Outrageous, Callous, and Cruel': Seniors Rip Trump for Holding Covid-19 Relief Hostage to Push Social Security Cuts : politics (haha, he's taking away your retirement so you can fuck off and die)
Money for Welfare Instead Funded Concerts, Lobbyists and Football Games, Audit Finds : politics ... "the most egregious misspending my staff have seen in their careers" (which, you know, is saying something)

House Says it Wants to Keep Investigating Trump for Possible Impeachable Offenses : politics
Trump campaign has not returned illegal donation from foreign national, FEC records show : politics

Federal judge requests investigation of McConnell for allegedly pressuring judges to retire : politics (appointing the best incompetent assholes)
'Dangerous and Irresponsible': 40 Rights Groups Demand McConnell Stop Ramming Through Lifetime Judges During Covid-19 Crisis - "Trump and McConnell are prioritizing their morally bankrupt agenda instead of addressing the impact of this public health crisis." : politics
Appeals Court Vacancy Is Under Scrutiny Ahead of Contested Confirmation Hearing - The New York Times - The chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit publicly advanced a call by a progressive group for an ethics investigation into the circumstances of a plum vacancy (MoscowMitch cackles)

CNN sends Trump campaign cease-and-desist letter for misleading ad : politics

NYT defeats Ajit Pai as judge orders FCC to provide net neutrality records : politics (Ijit Pie)

With Kayleigh McEnany, the White House Isn't Even Pretending the Truth Matters - Only in the most broken of systems would Kayleigh McEnany get to be White House press secretary, but that's where we are (evil lying hair-dyed botox Ivanka-clone)

"Never has a truer word been spoken" : PoliticalHumor (Morons Are Governing America)
Things that make you go hmm. : PoliticalHumor
Good point : PoliticalHumor
Covid isn't over until the economy SAYS it's over : AdviceAnimals
Open for business : PoliticalHumor
Republican Values : PoliticalHumor

Man arrested after wiping face on Michigan store clerk's shirt when told to wear mask : news
Jim Bakker to Court: Selling a Fake COVID Cure is Part of My "Religious Freedom" ("Selling Satan's lies is my job" he said)
Reopened restaurant workers in Dallas were told: Don't wear face masks --- or don't work

The New York Times, Anchorage Daily News and ProPublica Win Pulitzers - The New York Times
Pulitzer Prizes: Washington Post wins for '2C: Beyond the Limit' climate series - The Washington Post (haha, NYT doesn't mention WaPo, Reuters or L'ville C-J)
Courier Journal - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Pullitzer ... It's worth noting that the 5000 votes that separated Beshear from Bevin will probably save the lives of more than 5000 Kentuckians
Joe Sonka ?? #StayHome on Twitter: "When Bevin called me in December he urged me to dig into the cases of his pardons, saying, "if it's done, right, I'm telling you, you could win a Pulitzer Prize.... I don't know if you write well enough or do research well enough to do it, but if somebody had that ability..."" / Twitter (said the corrupt lying evil idiot)

Ex-NBC Producer Rich McHugh Blasts Outgoing Chairman Andy Lack, Says NY AGs Office Probing the Network (all the Jewish dicksters fall)
NY Attorney General Investigated NBC News Misconduct Claims; Megyn Kelly Among Witnesses Interviewed (oh look, Chris Matthews and Matt Lauer, that Lack dick and Brokaw, of course)

Newspapers Top Editor Is Now a Homeless Blogger - A 54-year-old journalist lost his job running an Indiana newspaper, as well as the apartment that went with it. He moved to a Motel 6.

Harvard's Epstein corruption deserves a full airingeven amid a pandemic (Harvard: "fat chance")

The fallout from this 'Bachelor' season shows how much the franchise has gone off the rails (show premise: one guy has to choose from 30 women in low-cut gowns)

The Past and Future of Land Warfare in the High North

Activating an estrogen receptor can stop pancreatic cancer cells from growing : science

spiderqueendemon comments on Roebling device used to calculate wire resistance per foot based on wire diameter.

Fossil fuel-free jet propulsion with air plasmas. Scientists have developed a prototype design of a plasma jet thruster can generate thrusting pressures on the same magnitude a commercial jet engine can, using only air and electricity : science

New method for recycling nuclear fuel discovered - How does crystallizing spent nuclear fuel change its utility? : askscience

People who avoid meat consumption tend to have worse psychological health than those who eat meat, according to new research published in Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition : science

What item is very usefull in a zombie apocalypse, but most people dont think about using it? : AskReddit

Step-siblings, how do you feel about the fact that you're heavily fetishised in porn? And in what ways has it affected your life? : AskReddit


Murder Hornets Are In Canada Because 2020 Just Keeps On Going : worldnews
How little bees take on enormous hornets - The Oatmeal

Government report predicts coronavirus cases will surge to 200,000 a day by June 1 - The Washington Post ... Trump advisor Keven Hassett ... "cubic model" ... shows deaths dropping precipitously in May and essentially going to zero by May 15. (and there you are, opinions differ on 4x US Vietnam deaths after being invaded by a virus army with General Doctor Bonespurs in charge of our defense)
Coronavirus live updates: Deaths will rise to 3,000 daily by June 1, U.S. government report projects - The Washington Post - Fauci shoots down the theory that coronavirus began in Wuhan (the real virus is Trump's lies)
Australian intelligence knocks back US governments Wuhan lab virus claim (Pompeo is very evil and extremely stupid or thinks you are)

Trump administration declines to join global vaccine summit - The Washington Post

Massachusetts economy declined 6.1% in first quarter says economists who warn of more coronavirus pain to come : massachusetts

69,087 Cases Total in MA : CoronavirusMa - 1000 new cases - 9622 new tests; 10% positive - 86 new deaths; 4090 total - -78 hospital; +4 icu
MA COVID-19 Data 5/4/20 : boston
Mass. now has the fourth highest number of coronavirus deaths in the country - The Boston Globe
In Boston, nearly 600 confirmed coronavirus cases among homeless, two deaths - The Boston Globe
State: Traffic numbers collapse, but fatality rate increases, so stop driving like a maniac : boston
Hundreds gather at State House to protest measures to slow spread of coronavirus - The Boston Globe - The rally was promoted by the group behind last year's Straight Pride Parade and a local radio host. (+the local comments)
End the Shutdown | WRKO-AM 680 | Kuhner's Corner (and here's the idiot on RKO)
Tightly-packed protest outside State House pushes for reopening economy - A large crowd of protesters gathered Monday afternoon on Beacon Street outside the gate of the Massachusetts State House to push for a reopening of the economy and an end to the restrictions imposed because of the coronavirus outbreak.
Tightly-packed protest outside State House pushes for reopening economy : CoronavirusMa
The thrill of city living is gone - The Boston Globe - Maybe a takeaway from the coronavirus is that the suburbs really are better.
Cambridge PD's little oopsy on Twitter today. Their updated response in the comments
Cambridge police superintendent says he wrote profane tweet about Kennedy - The Boston Globe - Superintendent Jack Albert on Monday apologized (ah ha, why he had access to the city's official twitter)

Coronavirus Live Updates: Daily Death Toll Will Nearly Double by June, Trump Administration Models Predict - The New York Times - government report projects about 200,000 new cases each day by the end of the month.
U.S Government Models Predict Near Doubling of Daily Death Toll by June : Coronavirus
CDC privately projects significant May surge in coronavirus cases and deaths - Axios

Opinion | In the Race for a Coronavirus Vaccine, We Must Go Big. Really, Really Big. - The New York Times - We should commit tens of billions toward a program.
New report says coronavirus pandemic could last for two years - and may not subside until 70% of the population has immunity : worldnews
A majority of vaccine skeptics plan to refuse a COVID-19 vaccine, a study suggests, and that could be a big problem : Coronavirus (so it's really the stupid virus)

UV light robot developed in Japan found to have 99.99% disinfectant rate on medical equipment after minutes of exposure : Coronavirus

3 Hospital Workers Gave Out Masks. Weeks Later, They All Were Dead. - The New York Times - The coronavirus has taken a steep toll on the often-invisible army of employees who keep New York hospitals running.

Gavin Newsom announces California will enter Stage 2 of reopening Friday - SFGate
Why your N95 mask could endanger others - SFGate - N95 respirator masks with an external valve are not allowed under San Francisco's new face covering directive, which requires anyone entering a store, waiting in line or riding public transit to wear a mask

Red America: The Next COVID Frontier - Lawyers, Guns & Money
How the coronavirus undid Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis
Miami Beach recloses park after issuing thousands of face mask violations : Coronavirus
Texas Saw Over 1000 New COVID-19 Cases Per Day Since Beaches & Malls Opened Friday : Coronavirus
Mississippi governor re-opens in house dining for all restaurants. Outside gatherings of up to 20 allowed. Reopens all parks. : Coronavirus (the true big sort)
OC Restaurant Hits Capacity After Opening Doors, Ignoring Stay-at-Home Orders - NBC Los Angeles : news
Southwest CEO: "I don't think the [COVID-19] risk on an airplane is any greater than anywhere else" : Coronavirus

A Maine restaurant owner opened up despite the gover nor's COVID-19 orders. He closed again after losing his health licenses. (got $92K from nutbases on his gofundme)

Wearing face masks prevented spread of coronavirus in Taiwan: CECC : Coronavirus (America is really stupid)

Italian vaccine works - After multiple tests performed in the virology laboratory of the Spallanzani Institute in Rome, the antibodies generated in mice by the Italian vaccine of the Italian company Takis are confirmed to work. : Coronavirus

Revisited test results show Coronavirus has been in France since December 27th, one month before first cases were confirmed : worldnews
Italy begins to emerge from world's longest lockdown; More than four million people -- an estimated 72 percent of them men -- returned to their construction sites and factories as the economically and emotionally shattered country tried to get back to work : worldnews
Coronavirus was present in France in December - a month before the country's first confirmed cases, test indicates. : worldnews

The south Indian state Kerala, with a population of 38 million and a population density of 860 persons per sq. km, has flattened the curve in some damn good way! State went from having most reported cases in India to one of the least with just 34 active cases!! : Coronavirus ... Kerala has 94% literacy rate, highest in India.

72% in Japan believe closure of illegal and unregulated animal markets in China and elsewhere would prevent pandemics like today's from happening in future. WWF survey also shows 91% in Myanmar, 80% in Hong Kong, 79%in Thailand and 73% in Vietnam.

Europe has been 'naive' about China, EU official says
Internal Chinese report warns Beijing faces Tiananmen-like global backlash over virus : worldnews

China hid severity of the virus so it could hoard supplies, intelligence documents show : worldnews
Coronavirus test kits used in Tanzania were dismissed as faulty by President John Magufuli on Sunday, because he said they had returned positive results on samples taken from a goat and a pawpaw. : worldnews
China interferes in Nepal to save Communist Party government : worldnews

Russia's coronavirus cases four times higher than figures show, Moscow's mayor says: Mayor has warned the coronavirus crisis could be far worse than the country's official figures show. : worldnews
Third Russian Doctor Falls From Hospital Window After Coronavirus Complaint : worldnews
Putin's popularity collapses in coronavirus-ravaged Russia as country has biggest daily rise in Europe : worldnews ... "and his disapproval rating fell out the window" ...

Brazil president still telling people to 'ignore lockdown' despite 6,000 coronavirus deaths and nearly 100,000 infected. : worldnews

Members of Germany's ruling coalition tell Trump to take U.S. nukes home

Two teenagers arrested after 11-year-old boy shot in London : news

Filipino giving the finger to the Chinese embassy while burning their flag. : pics

Minor rape victim's right to abort outweighs foetus' right to be born : Rajasthan High Court, India

Body found in Swedish river is exiled Pakistani journalist, police say

US Navy in Barents Sea for first time since 1980s, as Russian activities mount in the Arctic : news

Get ready to see the truly ugly face of Covid-19s impact on the economy
54 percent of Americans want to work remote regularly after coronavirus pandemic ends, new poll shows : Coronavirus
Working at home had a positive effect on productivity during the pandemic, survey shows : Coronavirus
You Can't Reopen The Economy Without Child Care : Coronavirus ... Child care is part of the economy so...I guess you can't reopen the economy without reopening the economy (a lot of the old system won't work anymore)
Math and the plutocracy - Lawyers, Guns & Money -- I'm convinced that an important factor in the relative lack of serious social dissent against our plutocracy is that we're just not v ery good at math. (take the test)

White House prohibits coronavirus task force members from testifying before Congress in May | TheHill

We Are Living in a Failed State : politics
Trump Says He is Treated Worse Than President Lincoln, Who Was Assassinated
The Rest of the World Is Laughing at Trump : politics
Trump was the disaster we should have seen coming : politics
Fact check: Trump peppers Fox News town hall with false claims on coronavirus and other topics : politics
Trumps latest coronavirus spin unmasks his extreme narcissism

Trump admits he was briefed on coronavirus before he called it a "hoax" and jetted off on golf trips

Trump Spent the Weekend Tweeting Wild Conspiracy Theories While Nearly 5,000 Americans Died of Coronavirus : politics

Forget Competence, Trump Wants Loyalty -- Fat Donnie's cronies want to hunt out anyone in government who won't kowtow to him
Yet another inspector general quietly ousted after angering Trump : politics

Trump Says He Won't Approve Covid-19 Package Without Tax Cut That Offers Zero Relief for 30 Million Newly Unemployed : politics
Trump Says America's Coronavirus Death Toll Could Hit 100,000. Experts Say It Already Has. : politics
Trump Says 80,000-100,000 Americans Will Die, Calls That a Success
For the 5th time in two weeks, Trump tweaks projected death toll - When a president finds it necessary to revise a projected death toll five times in 13 days, there's a problem.
Trump says intelligence told him coronavirus was 'non-threatening' in January as criticism of his early response persists : politics
Trump Supporter Puts Him On The Spot With Question About His 'Bullying' Language : politics
What Republicans don't get: Donald Trump is our biggest obstacle to coronavirus recovery | Trump puts his own interests above the well-being of the country and limits the coronavirus response by his addictions to adulation and political gain. : politics

The White House is focused on per capita coronavirus death tolls. Here's where we rank.

Pence: I should have worn a mask at the Mayo Clinic

If not for Obamacare, COVID-19 patients with preexisting conditions could've been 'uninsurable'

Vote By Mail - Lawyers, Guns & Money - a whole lot of lessons from this disaster. One of them is that voting in person is dumb and should end. Several western states have already figured that out. But if you can't suppress voters, how can Republicans win? Since this is the literal stated position of the party, it's hard to see it happening nationally. But the momentum is absolutely there and this should expand tremendously.

'Swastikas and nooses' governor slams 'racism' of Michigan lockdown protest
Michigan security guard killed, police investigating if it was over face mask dispute : politics
Michigan has highest coronavirus fatality rate in US as protests continue : politics (the great stupiditing)
Reopening states will cause 233,000 more people to die from coronavirus, according to Wharton model : politics (the great rightwing deathening)
While most of the US is starting to reopen, a new analysis shows that just 10 states have met even pretty basic standards for testing : politics

Trumps Pick for Intelligence Chief Follows a Slew of QAnon Accounts -- John Ratcliffe (is a Pizzagater among other stupid and evil shit like running your Intelligence)

Shock Doctrine: The McConnell Method | The Senate majority leader is hell-bent on sticking it to blue states, no matter what it takes, no matter who gets hurt. : politics
Mitch McConnell could yet pay price for 'tone deaf' coronavirus response : politics
Lawmaking in the time of coronavirus: The Senate returns to work, warily - The Washington Post (McTurtle should always wear a mask)

The coronavirus pandemic has shown that the trickle-down theory of economic growth is a total fabrication : politics

Why Biden's Choice of Running Mate Has Momentous Implications - Joe Biden has hinted that he might serve only one term if he wins. That would set up a woman as the front-runner for 2024 and perhaps define the Democratic agenda for the next decade.

Poll: Ernst lead evaporates in Iowa Senate race | TheHill

A New York Congressman Says Trump Shows No Malice | The New Yorker - By Isaac Chotiner ... Peter King says "Trump has done an excellent job"

Those Rats Won't Fuck Themselves! - Lawyers, Guns & Money - I dunno, bringing back the lazily written, one-dimensional "Chrisine O'Donnell" character from 10 seasons ago seems pretty desperate ... The quality of Republican ratfucking really has declined over the years. I'm pretty sure Don Segretti would have invented a story about an event Biden actually attended.
Biden accuser 'not sure' what complaint she claims was filed with Senate : politics ("excuse me, I'm having a little trouble keeping all my lies straight' she said)
Senate secretary declines to release possible Reade report

Iowa Races Closely Matched | Public Policy Polling - both the Senate race and the Presidential race in the state have tightened since the winter.

Devin Nunes' lawyer facing prospect of sanctions after two recent, rare court warnings

"ur submission form is too fucking slow, spent the whole day uploading 1 gb." | emptywheel (meanwhile, Roger Stone and DOJ's attempt to coverup for him)

Video shows NYPD officer punching man after alleged social distancing violation : news
Violent arrest raises concerns about NYPD distancing patrols : news (copfuckers targetting blacks)

900 Missouri residents who snitched on lockdown rule-breakers fear retaliation after details leaked online

Amazon VP Resigns, Calls Company 'Chickenshit' for Firing Protesting WorkersTim Bray says the company has become 'toxic' and the firings are 'designed to create a climate of fear' (money rots your soul and Bezos dooesn't have one)
The Bridge to the Post-pandemic World Is Collapsing - The Atlantic - Many small businesses won't survive, and that will change the landscape of American commerce for years to come

State Supreme Court tosses notary requirement for absentee ballots | Local | (almost like the really, really didn't want Oklahoma to vote

3 charged in killing of store security guard over virus mask : Coronavirus

Colorado man planning armed protest against state's coronavirus restrictions arrested for pipe bombs : politics

Man wears KKK hood while grocery shopping; mayor calls it a sad reminder of intolerance
Man with KKK Hood at Santee Vons Sparks Sheriff's Probe
Ohio GOP lawmaker says he won't wear a face mask because God doesn't wear one (He wears a suit with nice shoes and a Republican pin)

Trump Is Really Aiming to Take Down Fox : A Group Associated With Donald Trump Jr. Is Buying a Major Stake in OANN (they really think they're going to around after November)

NBC News chairman Andy Lack out in reorganization : news - the guy who protected Matt Lauer and fired Ronan Farrow for his investigation of Weinstein (Jewish dick dude)
NBC Shakeup May Spell the End for Ronan Farrow Nemesis Noah Oppenheim (all the old Jewish dicksters)

New York landslide leaves homes dangling precariously on edge of crater : news

TIL The left-brain/right-brain theory that each side of the brain controls certain functions and people's abilities are based on their stronger side is actually a myth. Studies have shown that both sides of the brain collaborate to perform tasks, and that they perform equal activity on average.

Chicxulub Impact Event
How did the dinosaur destroying asteroid affect the aquatic life at that time? : askscience

Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young - Ohio [Folk] Today marks the 50th anniversary of Kent State Massacre. This is probably the most famous song about the tragedy. : Music

Which are the worst types of reddit users? : AskReddit

Nearly 100,000 Malicious Coronavirus-related Domain Names Have Been Registered Since January 1. : Coronavirus


Satellites Reveal Clearest Picture Of Ice-Melting In Antarctica: Polar Ice Sheets Losing Billions Of Tonnes Of Ice Every Year. : worldnews
Commercial whaling may be over in Iceland: Citing the pandemic, whale watching, and a lack of exports, one of the three largest whaling countries may be calling it quits : worldnews

MA COVID-19 Data 5/3/20 : boston
68,087 Cases Total in MA : CoronavirusMa

Reopening states will cause 233,000 more people to die from coronavirus, according to Wharton model : Coronavirus
US endures worst one-day death toll yet as states reopen : politics (the great dividening)

How to compare coronavirus deaths to flu deaths more accurately - The Washington Post - "it's not anything like the flu: It is much, much worse"
What the Coronavirus Models Can't See
South Korean Scientists conclude people cannot be infected twice : worldnews
Contact-tracing apps are not a solution to the COVID-19 crisis : technology
Coronavirus most likely to be passed on in early stages of illness or before symptoms appear, Taiwan study says : Coronavirus

150,000 seafarers are in need of crew change by May 15 : news

To Safely Reopen, Make the Workweek Shorter. Then Keep It Shorter. : politics
Fears rise that Trump will incite a global vaccine brawl : worldnews (hopefully he'll be in jail or Moscow by then)

Maryland cancels order for masks and ventilators from Blue Flame Medical, LLC, asks AG to investigate shipment that never arrived : politics

New York, New Jersey and Michigan saw 20,000 more deaths than average in March and April. These were on top of the deaths already accounted for by COVID-19 death counts. This leads researchers to believe the COVID-19 death count is actually much higher than is being reported. : Coronavirus

Oklahoma city ends face mask rule for shoppers after store employees are threatened - Store employees have been threatened with physical violence and showered with verbal abuse. There has been one threat of violence using a firearm (the great divide of stupidity and evil)
Oklahoma city ends face mask rule for shoppers after store employees are threatened : news

Michigan has highest coronavirus fatality rate in US as protests continue : politics
Whitmer says Michigan protests 'depicted some of the worst racism and awful parts of our history' : politics (fusion of nazis and confederate traitors)
The Coronavirus Becomes a Battle Cry for U.S. Extremists - The New York Times - White supremacists seek to stoke the fear and disruption caused by the pandemic to push their agenda and to recruit.
Anti-Vaccination Activists Are Growing Force at Virus Protests - The New York Times - Public health experts fear that their messaging could further harm the country's response to the pandemic.

Court weighs in on applying mass gathering ban to churches : news - Save you a click: The federal appeals court upheld the ban in Kentucky.

Illinois governor: White House 'wasn't helpful' for many weeks on coronavirus response : politics

Hong Kong records no new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, with 14 straight days without any confirmed local transmission : worldnews

Boris Johnson Says His Health Deteriorated So Badly After Contracting Coronavirus That A Strategy Was Drawn Up In Case He Died. : worldnews

Brazil Has the Highest Rate of Coronavirus Contagion in the World, Says Study : worldnews (Balsonafucked)
Brazil's President Is Out With Another Super-Bad Coronavirus Take: Soccer Players Can't Die From It : worldnews
Vincent Bevins on Twitter: "In which Jair Bolsonaro tries to lead the nation in some bizarre neofascist push-up ritual but can't actually do push-ups so shakes his head around a lot in an attempt to fake it. There's a metaphor in there somewhere" / Twitter
'We are on the eve of a genocide' : Brazil urged to save Amazon tribes from Covid-19 | World news

City branded 'new Wuhan' after corpses pile up in streets: The city of Guayaquil in Ecuador is believed to have suffered at least 7,000 deaths so far, with overwhelmed authorities having to deal with up to 500 bodies a day : worldnews

3 doctors in Russia fall out of windows in 2 weeks. 2 dead. They warned about lack of means of protection in russian hospitals : Coronavirus (after shooting themselves in the back of the head threee times)
Russia's small business waiting for Putin's rescue plan - The Washington Post
Russia billed US more than $600,000 for medical supplies sent on 'aid' flight Vladimir Putin offered to Donald Trump - and cargo plane brought military gas masks and useless ventilators : worldnews (Fat Orange Donnie Boy got scammed by Putinfucker)

34 days of pandemic: Inside Trumps desperate attempts to reopen America
Trump Received Intelligence Briefings On Coronavirus Twice In January : Coronavirus Live Updates : NPR
The U.S. had systems in place to mitigate a pandemic, but they were undercut from the get-go : Coronavirus
Trump Got Dow 36,000 Author to Model the Coronavirus. It Didnt Go Well. Picture of horrible people)
Kudlow defends claiming U.S. had coronavirus "contained" in February

Trump rips George W. Bush after he calls for unity amid coronavirus outbreak : politics

Sidelined by pandemic, Trump campaign turns to digital shows
How Trump has broken the polls - CNNPolitics - Yet, the evidence suggests that Trumps surprising 2016 victory has warped people into believing that Trump has some magic up his sleeve. They don't believe he will lose. (it's called "Putin" hahahaha)

Trump's lawyers have reportedly demanded that Michael Cohen stop writing a 'tell-all' book about the president : politics -- "Trump's current lawyers demand his previous lawyer stops warning them about what happens to Trump's lawyers"

How to make sure Trump or anyone like him never, ever returns to power : politics ... In 2009, President Obama, hoping to build a consensus, opted to let bygones be bygones and declined to target the excesses and abuses of his predecessor, including the widespread use of torture by the CIA. In retrospect, some say, that was a disastrous strategic misstep; Republicans gave him nothing, and instead became the American equivalent of a far-right European party. It was a huge mistake by the Obama administration not to seek accountability ,I want the next president to hold people accountable (Barry set the stages in a lot of ways)

Honeymooners who broke quarantine restrictions and 'scoffed' at Hawaii hotel manager are arrested : Coronavirus

The 25 Women Who Have Accused Trump of Sexual Misconduct : politics

Biden accuser Tara Reade 'not sure' what complaint she claims was filed with Senate says (bitch had 27 years to get her story straight)
Dinner organizer says Biden was not at 2008 event where he was accused of sexual harassment | Fox News
Nicole Wallace: 'The Right is Operating a Smear Campaign Against Biden' : politics

CBS News poll: Elizabeth Warren tops Democrats' wish list for Biden's vice president : politics

Ellen DeGeneres' Former Bodyguard At The Oscars Said It Was "Demeaning" To Work With Her : television (Ellen DeGenerate is better than you)

Hunter-gatherer societies expressed a deep emotional and psychological connection with the animal species they hunted, especially after their disappearance. The study will help anthropologists and others understand the profound environmental changes taking place in our own lifetimes. : science

People who had considered themselves "incels" (involuntary celibates) but have since had sex, how do you feel looking back at your previous self? : AskReddit

ELI5: Why is it that .com is such a widely used suffix to websites, what does it stand for and why does it matter what the suffixes are when the DNS server converts the websites to their respective IP addresses anyways? : explainlikeimfive


Earth's Insect Population Shrinks 27% in 30 Years : worldnews
Tracking the 'Murder Hornet' : A Deadly Pest Has Reached North AmericaSightings of the Asian giant hornet have prompted fears that the vicious insect could establish itself in the United States and devastate bee populations.

Coronavirus causing collapse in demand for fossil fuels, as renewables make major gains : Coronavirus

66,263 Cases Total in MA : CoronavirusMa - 1952 new cases - 9358 new tests; 21% positive - 130 new deaths; 3846 total - -115 hospitalized; -26 ICU
MA COVID-9 Data 5/2/20 : CoronavirusMa
The latest coronavirus numbers from Massachusetts - The Boston Globe
If L.A. and Somerville can do COVID testing for everyone, why not Boston? - The Boston Globe (Boston firedudes think it's a libtard hoax)
Expect a painfully slow reopening process, Mass. business leaders say - The Boston Globe

Excess U.S. deaths hit estimated 37,100 in pandemics early days, far more than previously known

The US just reported its deadliest day for coronavirus patients as states reopen, according to WHO : Coronavirus

World must prepare for second and third coronavirus wave, WHO warns : worldnews
Apple Data Shows Shelter-In-Place Is Ending, Whether Governments Want It To Or Not

The race for coronavirus vaccines: a graphical guide - Eight ways in which scientists hope to provide immunity to SARS-CoV-2 .
"Aeroseols, the crucial Missing link" : Maurice de Hond. The research concludes that after 60 minutes in an indoor space with an air humidity below 23%, the chance of infection is 5 times higher than above 43%.
This Coronavirus model keeps being wrong. Why are we still listening to it? : Coronavirus

New York coronavirus hospitalizations lowest since March after 19 straight days of decline : Coronavirus
New York, New Jersey and Michigan saw 20,000 more deaths than average in March and April. These were on top of the deaths already accounted for by COVID-19 death counts. This leads researchers to believe the COVID-19 death count is actually much higher than is being reported. : Coronavirus

A Manhattan Nursing Home Reported 13 Coronavirus Death To The State. The Real Number Was Closer To 100 - Gothamist -- Sowing, reaping...
New York nursing home reports 98 coronavirus deaths in

COVID-19 cases on rise in state that starts 1st phase of reopening - ABC News - Restrictions in Texas lower as coronavirus numbers rise. (Republican deathmongers will kill you for profit)
Texas reports highest number of coronavirus deaths in one day, hours before relaxing lockdown : Coronavirus
Florida to reopen state parks amid pandemic as Grim Reaper stalks beach
Eschaton: Nobody Could Have Predicted - Ah, well, nevertheless. -- State health officials have confirmed an additional 1,000 cases of the new coronavirus in the past 24 hours, bringing Georgia's total infections above 27,000. -- Sowing, reaping...
Mississippi governor to slow reopening after surge in coronavirus cases, deaths: The state health department says 397 cases and 20 deaths were reported Friday. : Coronavirus

Northern California official ousted after saying elderly, ill, homeless should be left to die in pandemic : Coronavirus

Italy is traumatised and normality is still only a distant dream : Coronavirus
Easing lockdowns has produced no Covid-19 surge, Danes and Czechs say : Coronavirus

Sweden: The spread is no longer increasing (R=0.85) : Coronavirus
Reported Covid-19 deaths in Sweden | Swedish Covid-19 statistics

Iceland's key to success to fighting coronavirus has been keeping politicians off the stage

Coronavirus NSW: Dossier lays out case against China bat virus program | Daily Telegraph
India opts for own COVID-19 tests kits, rejecting those from China: Country to double daily testing capabilities to 100,000 by May end. : worldnews

Putin critic vows to 'tell truth' about COVID-19 crisis in Russia despite threats to life: Leading Russian medical activist and Putin critic has vowed to continue to "tell the truth" about the coronavirus crisis in Russia, despite increasing attempts to silence her by the Kremlin. (expect her to commit suicide soon)
Russia's Coronavirus Cases Jump By Nearly 10K in New One-Day Record - The Moscow Times : Coronavirus
Russia now has second-highest rate of Covid-19 spread as other countries ease restrictions | Coronavirus outbreak | The Guardian - 1 in 50 Moscow residents could have Covid-19, while Somalia and Bali deal with outbreaks and Singapore and Spain lift lockdowns

The Brazilian government is seeking to use coronavirus as cover to usher in laws which could lead to increased occupation of indigenous lands and deforestation in the Amazon, campaigners and experts allege, amid warnings that further environmental disruption may lead to new pandemics. : worldnews

Thailand's king living in luxury quarantine while his country suffers. The king of Thailand is enjoying life at a luxury hotel in Germany, while his subjects back home are suffering under coronavirus. But criticizing the monarchy is outlawed, despite the king's "embarrassing" behavior. : worldnews

Imported by the rich, coronavirus now devastating Brazil's poor : worldnews

Fire attacks on Scottish phone masts soar as bogus 5G coronavirus conspiracy theory spreads : worldnews
Coronavirus: David Icke kicked off Facebook, for publishing claims "such as suggesting 5G mobile phone networks are linked to the spread of the virus" : worldnews

Secret military operation led by an ex-Green Beret and funded by US billionaires to ouster Venezuela's Maduro falls apart : worldnews
Iran Is Hauling Gold Bars Out of Venezuela's Almost-Empty Vaults

Kim reappears in public, ending absence amid health rumors

It's time to reject the gods of commerce: America is a society, not an "economy". America is about people, not profit margins or it must be, if our nation is to redeem itself in this crisis : politics
Opinion | The New Great Depression Is Coming. Will There Be a New New Deal? - The New York Times - After the coronavirus, political transformation may be inevitable (the revolution, she is coming)

George W. Bush: 'We are not partisan combatantsin fight against coronavirus'

No need to prove it President : PoliticalHumor

Trump Moves to Replace Watchdog Who Identified Critical Medical Shortages : politics
Trump Fires Yet Another Inspector General : politics
Trump blocks disclosure on coronavirus supplies - Los Angeles Times
Trump Moves to Replace Watchdog Who Identified Critical Medical Shortages - The New York Times - The president announced the nomination of an inspector general for the Department of Health and Human Services, who, if confirmed, would replace an acting official whose report embarrassed Mr. Trump.

One Death Is a Tragedy. 60,000 Deaths Are a Great Success. Most presidents try to console the nation in moments of grief, but Donald Trump is taking a victory lap. : politics
Trump Casually Doubles The Number Of Americans He'd Be Okay Losing To The Coronavirus
Trump is fighting a public health crisis with denial and self-promotion : politics

Coronavirus gets a promising drug. MAGA world isn't buying it. -- On the heels of positive early signs for remdesivir, several prominent Trump boosters are downplaying the results and continuing to promote hydroxychloroquine.
A referendum election in November? Trump allies see risks (Trump wildly popular)

Chuck Schumer wants an investigation into how Trump donor Monty Bennett became the largest recipient of PPP funds : politics

Capitol Lacks Tests for Returning Senators While White House Tests Many in Trump's Circle - the president and many of his aides are tested repeatedly.

Trump's Nationalism Advances on a Predictable Trajectory to Violence. His Supporters Will Kill When they're told to (electric fuckaloo coming in November)
The Right's Gun Routine Falls Flat During the Pandemic -- Michigan's governor has a killer virus to be scared of, not a bunch of clowns terrorizing lawmakers with firearms
Trump's gun-toting supporters are firing blanks (traitors to America)
Dozens arrested after hundreds storm California's Capitol to protest stay-at-home orders : politics
Huntington Beach protesters slam Newsom on beach closures - Los Angeles Times ... While some protesters wore face coverings, most neither wore masks nor followed social distancing guidelines of six feet of separation

DOJ 'Fighting Like Mad' to Withhold Mueller Grand Jury Materials; Court Tees Up Issue for SCOTUS
Trump's Defense of Michael Flynn and Roger Stone Is a Giant Gaslight

Democrats are slight favorites for Senate control - CNNPolitics

Fearing an undercount, advocates say census outreach is getting crushed by coronavirus

No, the media isn't fair. It gives Republicans a pass.
Fearing Political Peril, Republicans Edge Away From Trump on Pandemic Response - The New York Times - Moderate Republicans in competitive districts are navigating a careful balance in addressing the coronavirus crisis, eager to put some distance between themselves and a president whose response has been criticized. (here's an example: "moderate Republicans" hahaha)
Jake Tapper Hits Donald Trump With A Stunning Reminder Of His Hypocrisy : politics
Jake Tapper on Twitter: "The Chinese government has been deceptive from the beginning of the crisis, whitewashing and lying and covering up. Let's take a little trip through what the president has been saying about the Chinese government, shall we? 1/" / Twitter
Donald J. Trump on Twitter: "Concast (@NBCNews) and Fake News @CNN are going out of their way to say GREAT things about China. They are Chinese puppets who want to do business there. They use USA airwaves to help China. The Enemy of the People!" / Twitter

I Hate Illinois Nazis - Lawyers, Guns & Money (fake news)
Protester not waving sign with Nazi slogan

Obama team fully vetted Biden in 2008 and found no hint of former aide's allegation : politics
Investigate Tara Reade's Allegations -- Americans deserve to know more about a sexual assault accusation against the likely Democratic Party nominee. (fair and balanced NYT)
Harassment, assault absent in Biden complaint : politics
Reade: 'I didn't use sexual harassment' in Biden complaint
Getting the ratfuckers back together - Lawyers, Guns & Money (jesus the Times is evil)

Sudden vanishing of sports due to coronavirus will cost at least $12 billion, analysis says - and hundreds of thousands of jobs, an economic catastrophe that will more than double if the college football and NFL schedules are wiped out this fall by the coronavirus pandemic, an analysis conducted for ESPN shows (the great re-shuffling)

7 things to know about the report on Jeffrey Epsteins ties to Harvard (#8: Harvard sucks, #9: Corruption as a matter of principle)
How Harvard Laundered A Child Molester's Reputation - Lawyers, Guns & Money

The Eruption Of Instagram Island | GQ

u/digital_end describes how modern day society now amplifies doomsayer voices versus how society previously muted those same voices : bestof

What movie had the best unexpected ending ? : AskReddit

clovisinternational comments on strange volvo with a low roof, saw it near my workplace. debadged so idk (20K subreddit, took an hour for this coincidence)

Eschaton: What a weird creep, why was I friends with him? - In a series of other tweets, Mr Musk, 48, also said he was "selling almost all physical possessions" and "will own no house". - He added his girlfriend was "mad at me". - There will be no Mars if we let them take our freedom away -- We'll go to Mars in 6 months, 12 months tops, depending on regulator approval. DAMN REGULATORS (seriously sick rich guy)


Meet the New Flack for Oil and Gas: Michael Moore | The Nation - Planet of the Humans is wildly unscientific, outdated, full of falsehoods, and benefits fossil fuel industry promoters and climate deniers ... Because the film is so dangerous, so wildly off-track and full of misinformation, fossil fuel industry taking points, and unfounded, wacky statements you could be forgiven for thinking it was created by Breitbart News or Steve Bannon and not the erstwhile bastion of progressive bombast that is Michael Moore ... The film even attacks and tries to demonize Bill McKibben, one of the most selfless and influential fighters for the climate over three decades. (contrarian asshole)
LED lights halve unwanted fish in nets, research finds: Attaching LED lights to larger holes in nets, intended to allow non-target species to escape, dramatically reduced the numbers killed unnecessarily : worldnews
First Canadian federal assessment of Arctic Ocean finds drastic change | It's 33% less salty than in 2003 and about 30% more acidic -- enough to dissolve the shells of some small molluscs. The Beaufort Gyre, a vast circular current that has alternated direction every decade, hasn't switched in 19 yrs

New Study Reveals That 81% of the World Population Is Calling Upon Billionaires to Contribute More to Charity -- Especially During COVID-19 Pandemic

An Appropriations panel sought to hear from Fauci; the White House says it would be 'counterproductive' to take him away from his work

64,311 Cases Total in MA : CoronavirusMa - 2106 new cases - 13,989 new tests; 15% positive - 154 new deaths; 3716 total - -87 hospitalized; -54 ICU
MA COVID-19 Data 5/1/20 : boston
New Baker order: Everyone must wear a mask (in businesses, on transit, in public) when unable to socially distance : CoronavirusMa
Boston updated its neighborhood based reports for this week : CoronavirusMa
Six weeks after social distancing began, Mass. coronavirus hospitalizations and cases remain high. Why so little improvement? - The Boston Globe
It seems like the rise in deaths reported in the past few days are a backlog from previous days : CoronavirusMa
The Loneliness of a Social-Distancing Skeptic on Cape Cod : CoronavirusMa

How high will it go? No easy answers as U.S. Covid-19 death toll tops 60,000

FDA issues an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for remdesivir the treatment of hospitalized COVID-19 patients : COVID19
COVID-19 Deaths Are Being Linked to Vitamin D Deficiency : Coronavirus
Spike mutation pipeline reveals the emergence of a more transmissible form of SARS-CoV-2 : COVID19 (*more*)
Editorial: Nicotine and SARS-CoV-2: COVID-19 may be a disease of the nicotinic cholinergic system : COVID19
Excess Deaths Associated with COVID-19 (source: USA's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) : COVID19

What VA isn't saying about hydroxychloroquine -- and everything else related to coronavirus

World Health Organization Coronavirus Stats Bar Chart Race Confirmed Cases : CoronavirusMa (Trump won by a mile)

Fauci warns states rushing to reopen: 'You're making a really significant risk'
Coronavirus pandemic misery expected to last two more years, says expert report - CNN

World must prepare for second and third coronavirus wave, WHO warns : worldnews
Japanese island suffering second wave of coronavirus after lifting lockdown too early : worldnews

California, Los Angeles see huge jump in new cases : Coronavirus
Georgia verifies 1K new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours : Coronavirus

Revealed: NHS procurement official privately selling PPE | Society : worldnews (not a good sign)
Whole Foods offering free masks to all customers nationwide : Coronavirus (Jared says he will steal them and win-win by also screwing Trump enemy Bezos)

Coronavirus homeschooling: 77 percent of parents agree teachers should be paid more after teaching own kids : Coronavirus (the one's who thought teachers should work for free)

Canada's early COVID-19 cases came from the U.S. not China, provincial data shows : worldnews

Dead bodies are lying at home and in the streets of Guayaquil, Ecuador, a city so hard-hit by coronavirus that overfilled hospitals are turning away even very ill patients and funeral homes are unavailable for burial. : worldnews

Revealed: NHS procurement official privately selling PPE | Society : worldnews (Tories fucking you again?)
More than 200,000 British citizens report their neighbours to police for breaking virus lockdown rules : Coronavirus

Madrid's field hospital closes today after attending over 4000 coronavirus patients and saving hospitals from being overwhelmed.

Trump Threatens to Sue China for Coronavirus Damages Like It's an Ex-Wife Who Wrote a Tell-All Book About Him
Wuhan lab coronavirus intelligence - The Washington Post

China Blocks the WHO From Participating in Investigations of COVID-19's Origins (now why would they do that?)
EU chief backs investigation into coronavirus origin and says China should be involved : worldnews
China has refused repeated requests by the World Health Organisation to take part in investigations into the origins of COVID-19, a WHO representative in China has told Sky News : worldnews
Australia to back Taiwan's return to the WHO : worldnews
China Warns Australia It Could Face Boycotts Over Call for an Independent Inquiry Into Coronavirus : worldnews (CPP up to 3 raging meltdowns a day, catching up to psycho-Trumpster)
Chinese journalist jailed for criticising Communist Party : worldnews
Holding China accountable is 'moral' and 'strategic' ingterests, says Former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power
Xiaomi Devices Found Tracking And Recording Browsing Data Of Millions : worldnews

Brazil president Jair Bolsonaro says WHO encourages kids to be gay, masturbate : worldnews

The Inevitable Coronavirus Censorship Crisis is Here - Reporting by Matt Taibbi - As the Covid-19 crisis progresses, censorship programs advance, amid calls for China-style control of the Internet ("Harvard law professors")

New Study Reveals That 81% of the World Population Is Calling Upon Billionaires to Contribute More to Charity - Especially During COVID-19 Pandemic : worldnews (jail them and confiscate their monies)

Sudan's new government has outlawed the practice of female genital mutilation, a move hailed as a major victory by women's rights campaigners in a country where the often dangerous practice is widespread.

Israel' Largest Bank, Bank Hapoalim, Admits to Conspiring with U.S. Taxpayers to Hide Assets and Income in Offshore Accounts

Russian State Television Pushes Conspiracy Theory Bill Gates Is Behind Coronavirus Pandemic : worldnews

N.K. defector claims he is '99 pct' sure that N. Korean leader died last weekend : worldnews
N.K. leader reemerges from 20-day absence amid rumors over his health | Yonhap News Agency (says NK)

Trudeau announces Canada is banning assault-style weapons : news
Canada bans assault weapons, including 1500+ models and variants : worldnews
Four-in-five Canadians support complete ban on civilian possession of assault style weapons : worldnews (they never had confederate traitors)

Friday NatSec Roundup - Lawyers, Guns & Money - More delays on the reinstatement of Captain Crozier. Hard to imagine how the Department of the Navy could have handled this situation worse.

Federal judge orders release of some Florida ICE detainees | Miami Herald : "cruel and unusual punishment" (so, Trump)

How Trump Gutted Obama's Pandemic-Preparedness Systems

PRRI - Generally speaking there is an inverse relationship between the rates of COVID-19 cases and holding favorable views of Trump. Americans who live in counties with higher rates of COVID-19 cases (more than the median number of cases per capita) are less likely than those who live in counties with lower rates (fewer than the median number of cases per capita) to hold a favorable view of Trump (42% vs. 52%) ... Currently, 90% of Republicans hold favorable views of Trump, up from 79% in 2019

As Trump Claims US Has Best Covid-19 Testing in the World, Capitol Physician Says He Lacks Capacity to Test All 100 Senators : politics

T.W.E.E.T.: Trump's Worst Ever Embarrassing Tweet (tourament challenge)

Trump-tied companies receive millions in small business aid : politics

We're all Zelensky now (quid-pro-fuck-you)
Amid a Rising Coronavirus Death Toll, Trump Leaves the Grieving to Others - The New York Times - President Trump has led no national mourning for the more than 63,000 Americans who have died from the coronavirus, emphasizing confidence about the future rather than dwelling on the present.
History According to Trump: The President and the 1917 Pandemic That Wasn't - The U.S. leader, famously illiterate about history, eagerly promotes his place in it (oh, he has his place in it, for sure)

No, Michael Flynn wasn't 'set up' (the 'set up' is for Trump to pardon the traitor)

If this is a war, we're losing badly - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Jeremy TEST/TRACE/ISOLATE Konyndyk on Twitter: "Welcome to May. As I feared, the federal government wasted April much as it wasted February. That is a harsh assessment given how much the country has been suffering. But without competent federal leadership, the best we are managing is to tread water. Some stats:" / Twitter
It Weighs On You - Lawyers, Guns & Money - It should really be kept in mind how terrible the toll from this pandemic, made far worse than it needed to be by a thoroughly incompetent and corrupt president who is still completely botching the response, has been ... This is the context in which some reporters are desperate to stop reporting news and start writing stories giving the least charitable possible interpretation to obscure memos issued by Joe Biden's office during the Carter administration, which tells you all you need to know about those reporters.

Vladimir 'Zev' Zelenko, Fox News doctor, faces scrutiny over hydroxychloroquine coronavirus treatment - The Washington Post (crooking is what they do and who they are)

Pence threatened to punish the reporter who proved his office knowingly ignored the rule that he needed a mask to visit Mayo Clinic : politics
Reporter Who Tweeted About Face-Mask Fiasco Says He Was Banned From Future Pence Trips: Voice of America's White House bureau chief Steve Herman might be allowed on Air Force Two again if he or VOA apologizes. (insufficient obsequiousness)
Pence staff threatens action against reporter who tweeted about visit to clinic without surgical mask : politics
Karen Pence Claims VP Didn't Know About Mask Policy. Mayo Clinic Says It Told Him. (the Mother caught lying again)
"They let us down": The Mayo Clinic's galling obsequiousness to Mike Pence: Why couldn't the "best hospital in America" stand up to the VP? : politics
Wearing a mask is for smug liberals. Refusing to is for reckless Republicans. - POLITICO

u/somewhat_brave describes in detail how the federal government (namely FEMA) has been confiscating PPE from states and hospitals and been giving it to their private distributors to sell for profit. (Sources provided) : bestof (Jared cackles in a lizard voice)
u/chillinewman explains why Maryland's Governor has to hide PPE from the Federal Government to prevent seizure by FEMA during the Corona Virus Outbreak. (Sources Provided)
Maryland governor says coronavirus tests acquired from South Korea under guard at undisclosed location to protect the tests from seizure by federal government : Coronavirus

Trump Called Out To His Face After Blaming Obama For 'Broken' Coronavirus Tests ... President Bleach ...
Trump is blaming Obama for leaving him with "broken tests" for a virus that didn't exist. Yes, really.

Trump Is Losing His Mind Over Reports He's Losing His Mind
Eschaton: MAGA Rally - Not sure how soon, My Big Wet Boy can't resist his campaign rallies, and he isn't going to want to go to ones that look empty or ones filled with people wearing masks, and, well...

Republican lawmakers vote by mail to restrict ... vote by mail : politics

Trump has left Democrats in charge of the coronavirus stimulus - Vox - "They don't want the federal government to work and we do"
Why don't Democrats share Mitch McConnell's principled commitment to transparency and good government? - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Ageism Is Becoming a Serious Problem for Republicans -- They have demonstrated disdain for both young voters and elderly Americans.
KKKoooooL Aid : PoliticalHumor

Trump and GOP to Nation: Go Bankrupt, Drop Dead : politics

For the First Time in a Year, the White House Press Secretary Is Going to Speak, and It's going to be a disaster
Minutes after pledging to not lie, the new White House press secretary lied a whole bunch -- first press briefing got off to a promising start. It lasted all of 15 minutes.
New White House press secretary McEnany to hold 1st briefing (Ivanka clone)
There was an attempt to praise Trump... and then the truth came in like a wrecking ball : PoliticalHumor (five seconds later)

Top HHS spokesman repeatedly directed sexually crude and sexist tweets at women - CNNPolitics - The top spokesman for the Department of Health and Human Services repeatedly directed crude and sexist comments toward women in now-deleted tweets (so, typical Trumpster)

'Survival': Tenants, landlords brace for largest rent strike in decades | "If banks are getting bailed out and corporations are getting bailed out, why aren't poor people getting bailed out?" one activist asked. : politics
Tiny airports rake in big cash after botched stimulus formula - POLITICO
` Tesla's Laid Off Janitors and Bus Drivers Say They Can't Afford Food and Medication (captialist fuckers fucking you)

Federal Inspectors Are Fearful, Angry About Trump's Order to Reopen Outbreak-Stricken Meat Plants | USDA is still not providing masks and is doing 'absolutely nothing' to protect workers, inspectors say.

Statement by Vice President Joe Biden - Joe Biden - Medium
Joe Biden denies he sexually assaulted a former Senate aide, calls on National Archives to release complaint if it exists - The Washington Post
Biden denies sexual assault allegation: 'They aren't true. This never happened.' - CNNPolitics
Eva Murry Says Joe Biden Sexually Harassed Her When She Was 14 | Law & Crime (creepy Joe has a hole in his head)
Biden left no room for the possibility of an official complaint by Tara Reade surfacing - The Washington Post
Elizabeth Warren is the favored VP pick among Democrats, poll shows : politics

Internal GOP poll points to troubling signs for Georgia Republicans : politics

After a day of armed protesters and a GOP lawsuit threat, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer extends state of emergency : politics (so they can take their AK's into the statehouse and point them at lawmakers who then have to wear bulletproof vests and this is all ok??)
Protestors are somehow allowed to carry guns right up to the Michigan's Governor office door. : pics
Michigan governor extends state emergency order despite Trump tweet backing protesters : news
The Wildness Beneath American Politics Is Close to the Surface Once Again -- The armed figures at the Michigan statehouse remind me we're coming up on the 50th anniversary of the massacre at Kent State.
Michigan Lockdown Protesters Storm Legislature With Guns - Gunmen Are Stalking the Halls of Government. The President* Responds With Trolling. Parading high-powered weapons in a legislative chamber is something one expects to see in slightly less mature democracies than this one is alleged to be.
Gun-toting protesters storm Michigan Capitol, denounce stay-at-home measures : Coronavirus
Michigan rally against shelter-in-place order spills into Capitol building : news
Michigan gunmen stormed the statehouse and proved these protests have never really been about coronavirus : politics -- "Protest a pipeline in the middle of North Dakota on tribal land, get gassed, rubber bullets, water canons, jailed. Storm the State Capital with guns -- no consequences whatsoever."
Trump calls protesters who carried guns into the Michigan state capitol 'very good people' and says the governor should 'make a deal' with them
Armed militia at the Michigan Capitol Building yesterday : PoliticalHumor
Armed protesters demonstrate against Covid-19 lockdown at Michigan capitol | US news | The Guardian (old fat bald Trumpster white guys)

GOP lawmaker who blamed gays & 'drag queen advocates' for mass shooting gets stomped in election (by another Republican)

Jeffrey Epstein's Harvard ties were extensive, new report reveals
Harvard donates Jeffrey Epstein cash to victim groups, says some faculty asked to resume accepting money from sex criminal in 2013 : news

Collections: The Fremen Mirage, Part I: War at the Dawn of Civilization - A Collection of Unmitigated Pedantry

ELI5: What's a 'Dopamine Detox' and does it work? : explainlikeimfive

ryans01 comments on I just don't care about myself.

What is the dumbest myth you ever heard? : AskReddit

Divorce lawyers of Reddit, what is the most insane (evil, funny, dumb) way a spouse has tried to screw the other? : AskReddit

What's the tinder scene like these days? : boston

ICANN finally halts $1.1bn sale of .org registry, claims it's 'the right thing to do' after months of controversy : technology


Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has donated a $100,000 prize she won from a Danish foundation to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) for use against the COVID-19 pandemic, the world body said Thursday : worldnews (while Jared-fucker steals all the masks for profit)

Clean air in Europe during lockdown leads to 11,000 fewer deaths ... "his is quite ironic. Covid saving humans from themselves." (well, it IS the anti-stuidity virus)
Global energy demand is set to fall 6% in 2020, seven times greater than the drop in the wake of the financial crisis. [OC] : dataisbeautiful

62,205 Cases Total in MA : CoronavirusMa - 940 new cases - 157 new deaths; total 3562 - 10029 new tests; 19% positive - -53 hospitalized @ 6%; -10 ICU
MA COVID-19 Data 4/30/20 : CoronavirusMa
Jobless claims in Mass. top 893,000, or 24% of the labor force, amid coronavirus crisis - The Boston Globe - Nationally, more than one in six workers have sought unemployment pay

AstraZeneca and Oxford University announce landmark agreement for COVID-19 vaccine : COVID19
Opinion | How Long Will a Vaccine Really Take? - The New York Times (maybe 2036)
U.S. Buys 100,000 More Body Bags, Preparing for Coronavirus Worst : Coronavirus ... "Bags are definitely cheaper than tests."
Hoping the U.S. coronavirus death toll will stay below six figures is 'optimistic,' warns Nate Silver : Coronavirus
We just hit one million recoveries! : Coronavirus

Covid-19 vaccine effectiveness could be known in less than six weeks, says University of Oxford scientist : Coronavirus
Children as contagious as adults according to German research : Coronavirus ... By closing the schools in a hypothetical town of 10,000 people, only 500 people got sick. If they remained open, half of the population would be infected.
Chinese study confirms 100% of recovered patients develop long-term antibodies, albeit in different quantities : Coronavirus

Dozens of Decomposing Bodies Found in Trucks at Brooklyn Funeral Home - The New York Times - The funeral home director said that he used the trucks for storage after he ran out of space in his chapel. "Bodies are coming out of our ears"

Texas reports most deaths in a day from COVID-19 as Gov. Abbott prepares to drop stay-home order -
Texas Has Over 1700 New COVID-19 Cases Since Abbott Announced State's Reopening : Coronavirus
Reopening Georgia could lead to a doubling of coronavirus death rates, according to MIT model : Coronavirus

Survey Finds Working From Home Has So Many Benefits, 48% of Workers Would Take Pay Cut to Continue : worldnews

Over 70% of tested inmates in federal prisons have COVID-19
Nearly 900 at Tyson Foods plant test positive for coronavirus - WISH-TV | Indianapolis News | Indiana Weather | Indiana Traffic

California Governor Expected to Close All Beaches and Parks Statewide : Coronavirus

Taiwan's success against Covid-19 has shown that democracies could fight the virus without resorting to authoritarian measures

Italy reports the highest number of recovered in one day (+4.693), highest number of tests performed (68,456) and highest decrease in active cases (-3.106). New cases are +1.872, deaths are +285 : Coronavirus

Trump Officials Are Said to Press Spies to Link Virus and Wuhan Labs - The New York Times - Some analysts are worried that the pressure from senior officials could distort assessments about the coronavirus and be used as a weapon in an escalating battle with China.

British doctors warn some Chinese ventilators could kill if used in hospitals : worldnews

Sweden plans to ask European Union to investigate origin of coronavirus, further straining relations with China : worldnews
Former Australian foreign minister Alexander Downer says the Chinese ambassador's conduct is almost unprecedented- calls out the coronavirus inquiry warning to Australia as reckless, undiplomatic'. : worldnews
Australia rebuffs China boycott threat to press for international inquiry into pandemic origins : worldnews
Top Chinese leaders fled to a secret resort to avoid coronavirus at the height of the outbreak, report reveals : worldnews

US Navy sends second ship into disputed waters after China claims it scrambled jets to expel U.S. destroyer : worldnews

Teenager 'who spat at London bus driver during Covid-19 lockdown' arrested: He tried to pay his fare with a bank card but it would not process. The bus driver was spat at after telling the teenager he could not travel on the bus unless he paid using an alternative option. : worldnews (oh look, a muzfucker)

Morocco Has Increased Youth Literacy From 60% to close to 100% within a decade : worldnews (meanwhile, in America ...)

Pope Pius XII: Vatican records show he knew Nazis were killing Jews during Holocaust - The Washington Post (jfc, the hat)

Germany bans Hezbollah, raids mosques

Canada set to ban assault-style weapons, including AR-15 and the gun used in Polytechnique massacre : worldnews

Putin has just made two huge mistakes and his timing couldnt be worse ... mismanaged Russia' s responses to two major crises: the collapse of the oil market and the coronavirus pandemic. Now he is facing one of the most acute challenges to his rule right at the moment when he had thought it safe to extend his term through a constitutional referendum.

Special Report: Trump told Saudis: Cut oil supply or lose U.S. military support - sources - Reuters

Redacted FBI document hints at Israeli efforts to help Trump in 2016 campaign | The Times of Israel - Affidavit quotes Trump confidant Roger Stone being told by a Jerusalem contact: "He is going to be defeated unless we intervene. We have critical intell. The key is in your hands"

Trump Coronavirus Vaccine: 'Operation Warp Speed' Project News - Bloomberg -- Project targets enough doses for most Americans by January - Fauci has said vaccine will take 12 to 18 months to develop

Just in case: Trump to prep for transition in case he loses - The relevance of transition planning has intensified since it could be the first election since 1932 where we had more than 20% unemployment, more than twice as high as the unemployment rate in 2008 ... (but considers ignoring the law)

Trump Appointees Manipulated Agencys Payday Lending Research, Ex-Staffer Claims ... to gut a key provision
Tribes Were Supposed To Get $8 Billion In COVID-19 Aid. They've Gotten $0. (haha, Jared took it all)
Judge blocks Trump from giving coronavirus relief for Native American communities to corporations : politics ... "Just in case anyone doubted that coronavirus relief was a money grab for corporations."
Relief Is Funneled to the Wealthy. We Need a Financial Infrastructure Overhaul. : politics
US weekly jobless claims hit 3.84 million, topping 30 million over the last 6 weeks
Lawmakers made hundreds of stock transactions during pandemic, watchdog finds - POLITICO - The nonprofit is calling for laws that would ban lawmakers from making individual stock trades.
Red states are going to need a bailout, too. - The economic crisis is coming for GOP strongholds, too.
The coronavirus pandemic has hurt every part of the labor market, including the hospitality industry and the public workforce - The Washington Post
Republican-led states signal they could strip workersunemployment benefits if they don't return to work, sparking fresh safety fears -- "endanger your life or starve"
30 million people have filed for unemployment in the last 6 weeks, equal to *every single worker* losing their job in these 27 states [OC] : dataisbeautiful
Florida has overtaken California as the US jobless claims capital : news (CA x2 FL)

Coronavirus: A Tweet At Trump Landed Him Money For Ventilators - The Silicon Valley engineer, who had no background in medical supplies but was recommended by the White House, never delivered the ventilators (haha, got techbro'd)
New York reportedly paid $69 million for ventilators to an engineer with no background in medical supplies at the recommendation of the White House coronavirus task force : politics

Pence's Barefaced Mayo Clinic Tour Proves He Still Does Not Take COVID Seriously
'I didn't say.' Trump falsely claims he never said US could test 5m a day for Covid-19 'very soon' (me or the lying videotape?)
"You Can't Bullshit a Virus" What Trump Doesn't Get About His 2020 Election Strategy ("hold my adderall" Trump said)
'Abourt 60%' of West Point cadets forced to return for Trump's commencement speech could have coronavirus, cadets are warned in private call
Give Me Meat and Give Them Death : Trump's executive order requiring industrial meatpackers to keep operating is murder.

Trump administration launches major effort to force China to pay over coronavirus - The Washington Post

Trump erupts at campaign manager Brad Parscale as reelection stress overflows - CNNPolitics ... Shifting the blame away from himself, Trump berated Parscale for a recent spate of damaging poll numbers, even at one point threatening to sue Parscale. (yeah, that'll work)
Trump Erupts at Campaign Team as His Poll Numbers Slide Amid Coronavirus Crisis: "I am not fucking losing to Joe Biden" (Trump raged, furioiusly)
Polls Had Trump Stewing, and Lashing Out at His Own Campaign - The New York Times - president erupted recently at his campaign manager, Brad Parscale, after seeing polling data that showed Mr. Trump trailing Joe Biden in several states ("Nothing is my fault" he raged, furiously)
Trump presented with grim internal polling showing him losing to Biden - The Washington Post
Trump erupts at campaign team as his poll numbers slide (Dumbfuck lying asshole-in-chief)

Pence staff threatens action against reporter who tweeted about visit to clinic without surgical mask - The Washington Post

House says it wants to keep investigating Trump for possible impeachable offenses - CNNPolitics

Jared Kushner "De Facto President of the United States" the Says Former White House Official (we are so Kushfucked )
Jared Kushner Mocked For Calling Coronavirus Response 'A Great Success Story' : politics ... "Prep School Slenderman"
Jared Kushner's "princely arrogance" set back the coronavirus response by weeks: report
Trump and Kushner on the Coronavirus: Wishful Thinking and Revisionist History - The New York Times - "We did all the right moves"
Kushner calls US coronavirus response a 'success story' as cases hit 1 million : Coronavirus ... "A success story for the virus."

GOP senator gives activists grim 2020 assessment amid fears over holding Senate - CNNPolitics ... Heres the reality: The state of Georgia is in play," Perdue said .. "The Democrats have made it that way" (with their lying cheating minorities voting)
Former Lindsey Graham donor flips to back Democratic opponent in Senate race : politics
South Carolina Senate Moves to Likely Republican | The Cook Political Report
The Senate: Looking Beyond the "Core Four"

Republican official worries voters arent giving GOP senators sufficient credit for pandemic aid (Suzie-Floozy worried)

April National Poll: Trump Down But Not Out, as Enthusiasm and Expectation Favor the President

Michigan Governor Whitmer to authorize free tuition degrees for all essential workers as a thank you for their service. : politics
Lawsuit against Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer fails as stay-at-home order did not infringe rights, court finds : politics
Hundreds of protesters, some carrying guns in the state Capitol, demonstrate against Michigan's emergency measures
Michigan lawmaker introduces bill to ban Confederate flags at the state Capitol : politics (the traitor flag)

The Morbid Ideology Behind the Drive to Reopen America | The New Republic - The right has mobilized a small army of true believers willing to die in the defense of a less just world.
Admit It: You Are Willing to Let People Die to End the Shutdown - POLITICO - The question is how many and how soon. In the pandemic, everyone is a moral relativist.
Oklahoma encourages businesses to report workers who refuse to return to jobs : Coronavirus

The Transparency Trap - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Matthew Yglesias on Twitter: "This seems like the endgame here, push Biden to open up the papers and then rummage around (a la Hillary's pilfered emails) and then find stuff to hit him with.
Matthew Yglesias on Twitter: "The press unfortunately demonstrated in 2016 that given a gap in transparency they will ruthlessly punish the *more* transparent candidate, and now it makes no sense for anyone in politics to engage in any transparency." / Twitter ...
Biden should address the Tara Reade allegations and release relevant records - The Washington Post
Kirsten Gillibrand on Tara Reade allegation: 'I support Vice President Biden' - CNNPolitics
Sexual assault claim against Biden makes me skeptical: Ex-prosecutor
Alyssa Milano On How She Would Advise Joe Biden About Tara Reade: Guest Column Deadline
Lizburgh on Twitter: "Well, I had planned to spend a good chunk of time reading Tara's old tweets to find ones that seemed to be written in a Russian accent. I only made it 2 weeks back before I ran out of space for more examples. These are the red flags I found JUST from the last 2 weeks." / Twitter (well, well, Putin owns her)
Justin Mc ? on Twitter: "@lizburgh Really, really, really not a Russian agent." / Twitter

Child abuse calls plunge during coronavirus as hospitals see more severe cases than usual - The Washington Post

Dissecting Laura Ingrahams attempt to gin up a mystery around coronavirus in New York .... "We're doing the digging that old-time real journalists used to do. You know, in the olden days before Obama worship and Trump demonization became their 24/7 focus." ("just the flu" -- Ingrafuck, Foxfucker)
Ben Shapiro says we should be fine with old people dying of coronavirus "Some lives are worth more than others"

Police say death of Arizona man is not being investigated as a homicide - A Mesa Police spokesman refuted reports circulating in conservative media outlets, calling them inaccurate ("He didn't die from following Trump's stupid "advice," he was poisoned by Hillary in the basement of a pizza parlor")

Pro-Trump Student Group Turning Point USA Applied for, Then Rejected, Coronavirus Aid

Woman falls to her death while posing for cliffside photo to celebrate end of lockdown : news

Hitler shot himself 75 years ago, ending an era of war, genocide and destructionHe was a vegetarian and a hypochondriac. He had often stayed up until dawn and slept into the afternoon. And he was still subject to screaming rages (remind you of anyone?)

What Do Famous People's Bookshelves Reveal?

Do quasars exist right now (since looking far into deep space means looking back in time)? : askscience

kusuriurikun comments on I think my IQ just dropped reading this

Elon Musk slams "fascist" social distancing measures in rant about Tesla production - CBS News : news


The largest Arctic ozone hole ever recorded is now closed : worldnews

Court Halts Logging In 26 Unburnt Areas Of Victorian Native Forest After Environmentalists Argued There Was A Risk Of Serious and Irreversible Damage" To Threatened Species After Last Summer's Bushfires.

60,265 Cases Total in MA : CoronavirusMa - 1963 new cases - 252 new deaths; 3405 total - 11,118 new tests; 18% positive
MA COVID-19 Data 4/29/20 : boston
Mass. reports highest single-day death toll since outbreak began - The Boston Globe - had risen by 252 cases to 3,405. It was the largest single-day increase announced so far in the outbreak (reporting issues)
Nearly every Mass. coronavirus death was patient with underlying medical condition, data shows : CoronavirusMa

If US is unprepared for a second wave of coronavirus, Fauci warns country could be in for 'a bad fall and a bad winter' - CNN
Dr. Anthony Fauci says data from remdesivir coronavirus drug trial shows 'quite good news' : Coronavirus
NIAID statement: NIH Clinical Trial Shows Remdisivir Accelerates Recovery from Advanced COVID-19 : COVID19
Jared Kushner Calls Coronavirus Response 'a Great Success Story' as Death Toll Nears 60,000
U.S. Coronavirus Death Toll Is Far Higher Than Reported, C.D.C. Data Suggests - The New York Times

Antibody tests support what's been obvious: Covid-19 is much more lethal than the flu
COVID-19 turning out to be huge hoax perpetrated by media - Washington Times - Media hyped the virus and alarmed Americans to the point of shutting down the economy -- it's not even the flu on a bad year) (in an rightwingnut alternate universe)

New antibody test with 99 per cent accuracy approved for use across Europe : worldnews
"Reinfected" patients were actually false positives due to 'dead' virus fragments, refuting reinfection : worldnews
Scientists uncover evidence coronavirus could trigger diabetes in healthy adults : worldnews
Research finds that men and women are equally likely to contract Corona virus, but men are significantly more likely to suffer severe effects of the disease and die. The results suggest that additional care may be required for older men or those with underlying conditions. : science
Frostbite toes and other peculiar rashes may be signs of hidden coronavirus infection, especially in the young
Editorial: low population mortality from COVID-19 in countries south of latitude 35 degrees North supports vitamin D as a factor determining severity : COVID19

Trump says the federal government will not extend its social distancing guidelines - The Boston Globe

NYPD breaks up massive crowd gathered for rabbi's funeral in Brooklyn : news (17th century Hasids in their umbrella hats don't believe in "germs")
De Blasio is stoking anti-Semitism. Hes not alone. (the Jews strike back)
The Blood on de Blasio's Hands - He bungled his COVID-19 response, plunging the city into a charnel. Now he is blaming the Jews (who kept spreading the virus they don't believe in)

Florida medical examiners were releasing coronavirus death data. The state made them stop (haha, Republicans fucked their state again)
Florida medical examiners were releasing coronavirus death data. The state made them stop. : Coronavirus
DeSantis and Trump tout Florida a coronavirus success as state announces 83 new deaths
Georgia' s Experiment in Human Sacrifice - The state is about to find out how many people need to lose their lives to shore up the economy.
Two men in Georgia drank disinfectants in efforts to prevent COVID-19, officials say | TheHill

A bizarre conspiracy theory puts Bill Gates at the center of the coronavirus crisis -- and major conservative pundits are circulating it ("conservative" = evil lying assholes : he predicted the pandemic, so in their tiny brains, he caused it) )
More than 80 percent of hospitalized covid patients in Georgia were African American, study finds - The Washington Post

'So what?': Bolsonaro shrugs off Brazil's rising coronavirus death toll : worldnews

Germany's coronavirus infection rate edges higher after lockdown measures eased, prompting concerns

No COVID-19 bailouts for firms that use tax havens, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says : worldnews

Taiwan reports zero new coronavirus cases for 4th day in a row, has not seen a locally transmitted case in 17 days : worldnews
Mask diplomacy : Taiwan donates half a million masks to Canada with appeal for closer ties

China's disinformation campaign in Europe creates dilemma for EU leaders : worldnews
China infuriated as Netherlands changes its representative office's name in Taiwan ... "Maybe China should change its name to Whina.'
China's Zijin Mining has warned Papua New Guinea that its failure to renew the lease of a gold mine could damage bilateral relations - PNG said it would not renew a 20-year mining lease, citing environmental damage and social unrest even as gold prices have soared to more than seven-year highs : worldnews
Former president of Czech was black mailed by Chinese government before his death, right before his planned visit to Taiwan. : worldnews
Beijing Slams India's 'Unfair' Decision To Cancel Chinese Antibody Testing Kit Order : worldnews (which didn't work)

Kim Jong Un's sister reportedly has been gaining power in North Korea ... "In that picture she certainly has the Jared Kushner dead eyes vampire skin thing going."

WhatsApp: Israeli firm deeply involved in hacking our users
Finland rejects 104,000 kilos of Israeli oranges with banned pesticide : worldnews (Israel accuses Finland of anti-semitism)

Russians's Trust in Putin Hits 14-Year Low ... In its May 2019 survey, VTsIOM said that trust in Putin had reached a 13-year low of 31.7%. Following criticism from the Kremlin, VTsIOM said it would change its polling methodology, and its revised results showed trust in Putin skyrocket to 72.3%.

The Navy Has Decided To Restore Capt. Brett Crozier : politics

Mueller investigators said Roger Stone orchestrated hundreds of fake Facebook accounts in political influence scheme : politics
FBI Documents Reveal Communication Between Stone, Assange : politics
Roger Stone search warrants reveal new clues and mysteries about 2016

Economists agree: No quick rebound from recession is likely
City and state layoffs threaten education, sanitation, health and safety - The Washington Post - Millions of municipal workers could find themselves out of a job or without pay, according to local leaders, who say programs would fall into disarray unless Washington intervenes
Coronavirus Poll: Half Say They Or Household Member Lost Job Or Wages : NPR
U.S. economy shrank at 4.8% rate last quarter as virus struck - POLITICO
Wealth, shown to scale (your system is broken)
[OC] The effect COVID-19 has had on jobs across the nation : dataisbeautiful (animation worth a thousand words)

Nightmare at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave : PoliticalHumor
First Ladies Throughout History : PoliticalHumor

American voters view Donald Trump has having traits associated with sadistic personality disorder and narcissistic personality disorder. The study found that even those who personally voted for Trump perceived him as having a highly disordered personality : science

The American People Should See Trumps Coronavirus Briefings in Their Entirety
u/Christ_was_a_Liberal provides a detailed chronology of Trump's activities during Covid-19 crisis : bestof
Trumps Response to Virus Reflects a Long Disregard for Science -- longstanding practice of undermining scientific expertise for political purposes.
Americans losing faith in what Trump says about the coronavirus: Reuters/Ipsos poll - Reuters (47& say they'd inject bleach if Trump told them to)

Inside Donald Trump and Jared Kushners Two Months of Magical Thinking (Kushfucked, again)

Eschaton: Now Watch This Drive - One of the forgotten things about the Bush era was just how dumb and incurious he was. Just how similar he actually was to Trump. They are not the same and I am not claiming that, but making fun of Bush for saying *stupid shit* was a constant, even post-9/11. One of those horrible Slate guys even made "Bushisms" a thing and published a couple of books of them.
Mass for Shut-ins (is a podcast) on Twitter: "Very brave of the NYT to ask questions like "Is this man dangerously stupid?" on (checks notes) the 1193rd day of his presidency." / Twitter

Its Jared Kushner's World (and it's disgusting)

'Owes an Apology to Every Essential Worker': Pence Under Fire for Refusing to Wear Face Mask at Mayo Clinic : politics
Union for Mayo Clinic workers says Pence's lack of a mask is insulting : politics
Mike Pence Forgoes Mask During Mayo Clinic Tour Because F--k You, That's Why
Leaving Off Mask At Mayo Clinic, Pence Said He Wanted To Look Workers 'In The Eye' : politics
Vice President Mike Pence tours Mayo Clinic without coronavirus mask even though he was told to wear one : politics

'Pathetic': Trump Says No to Additional Covid-19 Stimulus Checks, Backs Cutting Tax That Funds Social Security Instead : politics

Mitch McConnell wants to prevent a 'blue state bailout' of stimulus money. But Kentucky takes more from the federal government than almost any other state. : politics

Kansas Democrats triple primary turnout through mail voting | The Kansas City Star
Breaking: In Major Decision Rejecting Kris Kobach's Claims of Massive Voter Fraud, Tenth Circuit Unanimously Holds Kansas's Documentary Proof of Citizenship Requirement to Register to Vote Violates Constitution and Federal Law (oh, the congential liar lied?)
Texas 26th amendment lawsuit: seven states restrict mail-in voting through unconstitutional age discrimination (only white geezers)

Hacktacular! Sending voters in the path of a deadly virus to rig an election edition - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Why Have Womens Groups Gone Dead Silent on Biden Sex-Assault Accusation?
Democrats Will Have To Answer Questions About Tara Reade. The Biden Campaign Is Advising Them To Say Her Story "Did Not Happen."
Tara Reade revisited - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... (On a related note, Nathan Robinson coached Readbrother to change his story about what Reade told him about Biden's behavior, which tells you all you need to know about Nathan Robinson.)

When words lose their meaning - Lawyers, Guns & Money - That grifting dipshits (tm Scott Lemieux) like Gray had a major role in Bernie Sanderscampaign tells you all you need to know about what his administration would have looked like ... The 2020 presidential election is the The Child in a Cage problem, which tests your moral intuitions about whether sadistic racism is good or not.
Briahna Joy Gray on Twitter: ""But Trump is worse" is not a moral argument." / Twitter

Justin Amash Announces Vanity Campaign - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... The detail that the Libertarians are going to go ahead with their convention in person in May is perfect.

How the pro-Trump message machine is seizing on anti-lockdown fever - ABC News
Three re-open America protest ringleaders arrested after clashing with healthcare workers : Coronavirus
Three re-open America protest ringleaders arrested after clashing with healthcare workers - Digital Tariq - Lisa Marks Todd (55), Wendy Kath Macasieb (53) and Ashley Elaina Smith (33) had been charged by cops with violating an govt order and resisting a public officer

Outflanked VIII: The Iowa Outflankening - Lawyers, Guns & Money
b-boy bouiebaisse on Twitter: "it's a worker's party now

Rick Scott; Another self-righteous finger-wagging "Personal Responsibility" hypocrite who takes socialistic tax handouts for his state : PoliticalHumor (face of evil literally)

Elon Musk, a consistent COVID-19 skeptic, tweets FREE AMERICA NOW to his 33 million followers : Coronavirus

Write your own Salena Zito column! - Roy Edroso Breaks It Down :

Why Are Farmers Destroying Food While Grocery Stores Are Empty? Turns out letting "efficient" monopolies control our food supply was a terrible idea

CEO of surveillance firm hired by Utah is former KKK -- Damien Patton helped hate group members shoot up a synagogue in 1990.

What he's having: Lockdown dining options from One Ramen, Formaggio, Abbey, more - Cambridge Day

Teenagers of reddit aged 13-18 what do you think defines your generation right now? : AskReddit

TIL that men are much stronger than women in terms of hand-grip strength (90% of women in the study generated less hand-grip force than 95% of men for men and women aged 20-25) : todayilearned

A new study on the spread of disinformation reveals that pairing headlines with credibility alerts from fact-checkers, the public, news media and even AI, can reduce peoples's intention to share. However, the effectiveness of these alerts varies with political orientation and gender

TIL that Stonehenge ins't the only one of it's kind. They are call Stone Circles and they're all over the Bristish Isles. In fact thousands of them.

ELI5: Can someone help translate what's been called "the most beautiful paragraph in physics"? : explainlikeimfive

What are your wildest (maybe improbable) predictions for May 2020? : AskReddit

A man once said if you want a good story just ask any random person if there was ever an event in their life they can not explain. Someone almost always has one weird thing that has happened to them. So reddit, regardless of whatever you believe about the world, what's your story?

New "Start Chatting" feature on Reddit


Meteorologists say 2020 on course to be hottest year since records began : worldnews
Temperatures right now. : boston

TIL That an estimated 1.25 BILLION animals were lost in Australia's bush fires. : todayilearned

Pandemics will become worse and more frequent unless we stop exploiting Earth and animals, top scientists warn : Coronavirus
Imagine Hurricane Katrina during a pandemic. The US needs to prepare for that -- now (oh, there wouldn't be two major disasters in one year, right?)

Coronavirus cases in US surpass 1 million - CNN
White House-favored model raises coronavirus death estimate to more than 74,000 - POLITICO
No Testing, No Treatment, No Herd Immunity, No Easy Way Out -- We need to start preparing for a darker reality.

58,302 Cases Total in MA : CoronavirusMa - 1840 new cases - 150 new deaths; total 3153 - 9613 new tests; 19% positive
MA COVID-19 Data 4/28/20 : CoronavirusMa
MA Coronavirus: State Needs To Increase Testing To Safely Reopen : CoronavirusMa
Gov. Baker extends non-essential closure to May 18 : boston
Baker: Massachusetts has flattened the curve, but its descent to the bottom will not be a quick one. : boston
Northeastern model shows Bostons coronavirus outbreak began much earlier than previously thought
We've reached the coronavirus plateau. So when will the numbers begin to decline?
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh: 'Unacceptable' not to wear mask at grocery store : boston
City of Cambridge Issues Emergency Order Requiring Use of Face Coverings - City of Cambridge, MA -- $300 fine
36% of Residents at Large Boston Homeless Shelter Test Positive for Covid-19 -- Only 1% Had a Fever
Nearly 70 dead in 'horrific' outbreak at veterans home - Nearly 70 residents sickened with the coronavirus have died at a Massachusetts home for aging veterans, as state and federal officials try to figure out what went wrong in the deadliest known outbreak at a long-term care facility in the U.S.
[Video] 'Death trap:' Workers inside Holyoke Soldiers' Home recount horrors witnessed : CoronavirusMa

Dr. Anthony Fauci warns US could 'be in for a bad fall' if coronavirus treatments don't work
Trump Decides Now Would Be a Great Time to Cut Coronavirus Research Funding | The move comes as scientists have warned the virus is unlikely to be eradicated and instead become seasonal. : politics

World Health Organisation guidelines on social distancing in hospitals and other healthcare facilities are based on poor, outdated evidence, a landmark Australian and US scientific review has found. : worldnews

HK scientists say new antiviral coating can protect surfaces for 90 days. : Coronavirus
Far-UVC light efficiently and safely inactivates airborne human coronaviruses

The role of Vitamin D in the prevention of Coronavirus Disease 2019 infection and mortality : COVID19
Covid-19 ICU risk -- 20-fold greater in the Vitamin D Deficient. BAME, African Americans, the Older, Institutionalised and Obese, are at greatest risk. Sun and D Game-changers? Research urgently required.
Vitamin D Insufficiency is Prevalent in Severe COVID-19 : COVID19
Vitamin D Deficiency, Obesity and Diabetes. : COVID19
Reduced Vitamin K Status as A Potentially Modifiable Prognostic Risk Factor in COVID-19 : COVID19
Analysis of SARS-CoV-2-controlled autophagy reveals spermidine, MK-2206, and niclosamide as putative antiviral therapeutics : COVID19
Testing the association between blood type and COVID-19 infection, intubation, and death : COVID19

Masks for the public: laying straw men to rest : COVID19 - The biggest thing is the emphasis on source control - not protecting the wearer (refutes link below)
Face masks for the public during Covid-19: an appeal for caution in policy : COVID19

COVID-19 Is This Generation's Vietnam - In six weeks the coronavirus has killed more Americans than the Vietnam war.
The Ten Weeks That Lost the War: A Timeline of How Trump Lied, Bungled and Screwed America in the COVID-19 Crisis - The Bulwark

N.Y.C. Deaths Reach 6 Times the Normal Level, Far More Than Coronavirus Count Suggests - The New York Times - More than 27,000 New Yorkers have died since the start of the novel coronavirus outbreak in March20,900 more than would be expected over this period and thousands more than have been captured by official coronavirus death statistics ... more than 4,200 people whose deaths are not captured by the official coronavirus toll.
U.S. coronavirus deaths in early weeks of pandemic exceeded official number - The Washington Post - U.S. deaths soared in early weeks of pandemic, far exceeding number attributed to covid-19

Restaurants Open in Tennessee As State's Confirmed Coronavirus Cases Spike : Coronavirus Live Updates : NPR
Georgia's coronavirus test: Would you risk your life to go bowling?
'A phantom plague': America's Bible Belt played down the pandemic and even cashed in. Now dozens of pastors are dead : politics
New Model Shows How Deadly Lifting Georgia's Lockdown May Be ... Georgia, Florida, and Mississippi are veering toward a terrifyingly premature end to their COVID-19 lockdowns, according to a new pandemic analysis. (Kempster/Refucklicans killing everybody)

Officials say 36 people who voted or worked at Wisconsin primary have coronavirus : Coronavirus (the SC justices who voted to kill people)

Kroger shopper with COVID-19 arrested after defying quarantine 3 times, KY cops say : Coronavirus

Quarantine Fatigue Has More People Going Outside - New research shows that people are venturing out more frequently, and traveling farther from home.

Under pressure to reopen this fall, school leaders plot unprecedented changes
Scientists know ways to help stop viruses from spreading on airplanes. Theyre too late for this pandemic (captitalist airlines: "we couldn't be bothered to save your lives")
WFH Video Conferencing Disadvantage: Is it Draining Our Productivity? - Is video conferencing draining our productivity? And if so, do you stand a chance?

Boris Johnson bans The Sunday Times from asking questions at U.K. daily coronavirus briefings in unprecedented move : worldnews
Matt Hancock repeatedly refuses to accept PPE failures after being confronted by dead doctor's son : worldnews

German doctors pose naked in protest at PPE shortages. Group says nudity is a symbol of how vulnerable we are without protection

Tokyo Olympics will be cancelled if pandemic not over by 2021 : worldnews

Over 700 Iranians Dead From Methanol Poisoning Over False Belief the Chemical Cures COVID-19 : worldnews
Iran arrests 2 journalists for allegedly sharing cartoon mocking government's COVID-19 response -- The cartoon mocked self-proclaimed Islamic healers who have touted cures for COVID-19. (Allah will cure you!)

Bangladesh cleric tests positive for coronavirus after leading Ramadan prayers : worldnews (Allah fucked him)

China threatens product, export boycotts if Australia launches investigation of Beijing's handling of coronavirus : worldnews
Australia called 'gum stuck to China's shoe' by state media in coronavirus investigation stoush : worldnews ... "that needs to be scraped off with a stone"
Ambassador warns thta John Podesta, co-chair of Obama China will stop students and tourists from visiting Australia over independent inquiry into the coronavirus pandemic : worldnews
These Uighur Journalists Are Investigating the Fate of 1 Million Muslims in China: Some of the most crucial reporting on Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang comes from the U.S. government-funded Radio Free Asia channel. : worldnews
China says Indian criticism of coronavirus test kits is "irresponsible" : worldnews ("shut up! we will always scam you!")
The Controversial Experiments and Wuhan Lab Suspected of Starting the Coronavirus Pandemic
Works for MAGAs. Always. : PoliticalHumor (Rudy-Doody makes a reappearance, sticks his head up his corrupt ass)
Trump cut funding for a group researching bat-to-human virus transmissions after unfounded conspiracy theories linked it to a Wuhan lab, report says : politics

A 37-year-old man suspected of being a member of jihadist group Islamic State has gone on trial in Frankfurt Germany accused of genocide and murdering a young Yazidi girl. Taha al-J is accused of enslaving the five year old, chaining her up and leaving her to die of thirst : worldnews ... "Funny how all these ISIS followers left to fight for the Kingdom of Heaven or whatever and then run back to their Western countries when shit falls apart."

US to recognise Israel annexation of West Bank, Jordan Valley : worldnews (perfect timing, Jared/satangelicals vry hpy)

A Dozen Park Rangers Killed in Congo's Virunga Gorilla Park

Norwegian billionaire, Tom Hagen arrested for the murder of his wife. : worldnews

Prague mayor in protection after alleged assassin poison plot: The mayor of Prague confirmed he is under police protection a day after a Czech investigative magazine reported a Russian assassin had entered the country allegedly planning to klil him with poison. : worldnews
GRU Unit 29155 proves 'they can get to anyone,' but they're sloppy - Business Insider

US admits killing civilians during air attacks in Somalia : worldnews (remember when Barry did this all the time?)

Kim Jong-un 'not working as normally' says South Korean official ("his corpse is a little slow, but he's working very hard")

Trump Orders Navy to Destroy Iranian Boats That Harass Its Ships (Updated) - The Drive - This all comes as Iran has announced the successful launch of its first-ever military satellite into space.

VP goes maskless at Mayo Clinic despite requirement : Coronavirus (your head of the taskforce is delusional and stupid)

Billionaires Are the Pandemic's Villains, Not Its Heroes -- As tens of millions of Americans lost their jobs in the coronavirus crisis, the richest Americans saw their wealth rise by hundreds of billions of dollars. It's not a coincidence
Trump faces the risk of a coronavirus cliff - POLITICO - Unemployed Americans will lose a federal safety net long before the economy fully recovers potentially creating a messy Election Day for the GOP.
McConnell dangles aid to stateswith a catch ("no democrats allow to vote" he cackled)
The U.S. plans to give $500 billion to large companies. It wont require them to preserve jobs or limit executive pay.
How, exactly, did the L.A. Lakers get a 'small business' loan? - CNNPolitics

Don't let coronavirus failures shake your faith in federalism - The COVID-19 pandemic hasn't seen problems of government spring up anew; they've only caught up with us (50 yrs of Republican evil)
political discussionCOVID-19 is more than a public health crisis -- it's a political crisis fueled by the ruling class

Trump has played the media like a puppet. We're getting better but history will not judge us kindly.

Trump reportedly ignored intel briefings on coronavirus threat : politics
Trump Informed of Coronavirus Threat in January in Briefings He's Known Not to Read
How Trump and His Team Covered Up the Coronavirus in Five Days : politics ... "But the full account looks worse. Over the last five days of February, President Trump and senior officials did something more sinister: They engaged in a cover-up. A look at this window of time gives insight into how several members of the president's team were willing to manipulate Americans even when so many lives were at stake ...

We Elected Another President Who Doesn't Read and Now We're Facing the Consequences --- Like his most recent Republican predecessor, President Trump ignored intelligence reports -- which he never reads anyway -- and it has cost us dearly (we forget how stupid Bush was)
We Elected Another President Who Doesn't Read and Now We're Facing the Consequences

"That Doesn't Do Anything": Experts Warn Trump Plan for States to Test Just 2% of Residents Is Completely Inadequate - "It's totally in our control to fix this. We should be spending $100 billion on the testing. We should just get it going. It's just not that hard." : politics
Relax Everyone: The Trump Administration Has Enough Tests to Screen a Whole 2% of Americans for Coronavirus : politics
In the Midst of a Pandemic, Trump Continues to Cut Funding That May Prevent Pandemics : politics

Trump fails the ultimate test as president: Protecting us from risks as only the federal government can : politics ... "When the economy crashes, when the country goes to total hell, and everything is a disaster, then you'lll have riots to go back to where we used to be, when we were great" -- Trump 2014, Fox & Friends
Trump is unravelling - even his supporters can't ignore it now ... "Hold my bleach" -- Trump supporters"
New ad says Trump did put "America First" -- in COVID deaths ... "I take no responsibility." This should play on a loop as pictures of those that died from coronavirus flash on the screen.
Trump Lavished Himself with Praise for COVID Response 600 Times as 55,000 Died : politics
Trump Lavished Himself With Praise for COVID Response 600 Times as 55,000 Died (linked for the face)

Jeff Flake on Trumpism: 'I don't know anyone who thinks that this is the future of the party'
Republican group releases ad describing Trump as "unfit, unwell, unacceptable" : politics
The Lincoln Project on Twitter: "?? NEW VIDEO Americans need a president upon whom they can rely for factual information regarding the state of the nation. Instead, @realDonaldTrump delivers a daily dose of dangerous and ill-informed nonsense. #CountryOverParty" / Twitter
Al Gore on Trump coronavirus response: An irresponsible, incompetent, and disgraceful performance

Hope Hicks Is Apparently Behind Trump's Rambling, Egotistical Press Conferences (only the best stupidest people)
Trump Spent Sunday Raging on Twitter Because America's Starting to Realize He's a Clown
Briefings Were 'Not Worth the Time,' Trump Said. But He Couldn't Stay Away. the lure of the cameras in the Rose Garden proved too hard to resist.

Democrats Aren't Convinced Trump Will Leave Office Quietly : "There's nothing to indicate that they would play it straight
Trump Says He 'Never Even Thought Of' Delaying The 2020 Election ("But now that you mention it" he said)

Stop Giving Jared and Ivanka a Free Pass - The Bulwark - Are we tacitly accepting a government of, by, and for the Trumps?

Trump Claims No Responsibility for Spike in Poison Control Calls After Bonkers Bleach Remarks : politics
Kansas official says man drank cleaner after Trump floated dangerous disinfectant remedy : politics
Two men in Georgia drank disinfectants in efforts to prevent COVID-19, officials say : Coronavirus
Howard Stern encourages Trump supporters to get together and drink disinfectants : politics
GA men drink disinfectants in attempts to stop coronavirus : politics
KDHE: Man drinks cleaning product 'because of advice he received' : news
Gaslighting on Lysol-gate: Now Trump is denying he said what we heard him say ... an assault on truth, evidence and our perception of reality

Trump to Order U.S. Meat Plants to Stay Open Amid Pandemic - Bloomberg - At least 6,500 workers sickened or in isolation ("you can die for my hamberders" he said)
Republicans: The Party of Worker Death - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Bribery : PoliticalHumor
I made these propaganda posters to help clear up some of the administration's messaging : PoliticalHumor

Jared Kushner is MIA from White House coronavirus response after stepping into lead role: officials -- "He is solving the coronavirus like he's bringing peace to the Middle East"

House drops plan to return after lawmaker backlash - POLITICO

New chance for House Democrats to force McGahn's testimony

Biden Leads Trump By 10 Points In New 2020 Polling | Morning Joe | MSNBC : politics
Trump allies highlight new claims regarding allegations against Biden - The Washington Post
Washington Post blasted for claiming 'Trump allies' are 'amplifying' Biden accuser Tara Reade | Fox News ("blasted" says Foxfuckers)
The Biden Trap As the candidate faces credible assault allegations, his progressive female colleagues are being offered a poisoned chalice.

Try to lead the coalition you have, not the one you wish you had - Lawyers, Guns & Money - On the one hand, the idea that the white working class can be brought back into the Democratic fold by offering a social democratic policy agenda has been debunked about as thoroughly as can be. On the other hand, the educated suburbanites fleeing Donald Trus Republican Party have much more progressive views on economic policy

Andrew Cuomo Has Some Important Receipts to Show Trump and Mitch McConnell: New York has paid $116 billion more to the feds than it's received in federal spending. : politics

Sanders knocks aid for cruise line while Postal Service flounders : politics

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Wall Street-backed Democratic challenger lived in Trump Tower for years before moving to Queens in late 2019 : politics

Why are people bringing guns to anti-quarantine protests? To be intimidating. : politics

New York Times Waves Off Hannity Threat: No Retraction Coming | Sean Hannity and his lawyer allege the Times mischaracterized his coverage when it published columns claiming he downplayed the virus early on. : politics

How a Digital Ad Strategy That Helped Trump Is Being Used Against Him - The New York Times (Fuckbook is worse than Foxfuckers)

Fox-Loving Parents Are Driving Coronavirus-Paranoid Kids Insane (fox boomers fucking things up until they all die)

u/duhhhh gives a breakdown of the sad truth about nonconsensual sex, well written, source and data laden breakdown : bestof
duhhhh comments on Lord knows the two aren't the same - Almost 24% of all relationships had some violence, and half (49.7%) of those were reciprocally violent. In nonreciprocally violent relationships, women were the perpetrators in more than 70% of the cases.

texasfunfact comments on A deleted user predicts revitalized talk of Western US secession three years ago, saying it would be precipitated by Trump withholding Federal disaster relief from impacted states that didn't support him. (the moocher states who want the donor states to go bankrupt)

Remembering the Montgomery Ward Seizure: FDR and War Production Powers - Lawfare
Sewell Avery thrown out : Iconic Photos

Through Adversity: Britain and the Commonwealths War in the Air 1939-1945

If a big volcano was about to blow, is there anything we could do to stop it? : askscience

TIL that excessive lurking on Facebook can negatively impact peoemotional well being and their satisfaction with life

What is a sign of maturity? : AskReddit

What is something that you would never confess to your family? : AskReddit


The top of the world is turning upside down, says the first overall assessment of Canada's Arctic Ocean. The work of dozens of federal scientists and Inuit observers, it describes a vast ecosystem in unprecedented flux: from ocean currents to the habits and types of animals that swim in it.
Silence is golden for whales as lockdown reduces ocean noise : worldnews
Releasing bison, reindeer and horses into the Arctic would slow warming, say scientists. A computerised simulation of conditions at the polar region found that with enough wildlife, 80 per cent of the world's permafrost soils could be saved, preventing a vicious circle of environmental catastrophe.

Pentagon formally releases 3 Navy videos showing "unidentified aerial phenomena" - CBS News (says "we know they look like alien UFOs but they really aren't")
Pentagon formally releases 3 Navy videos showing "unidentified aerial phenomena" : news ... "Who had aliens on their "apocalypse bingo" card?

56,462 Cases Total in MA : CoronavirusMa - 1,524 new cases - 104 new deaths; 3003 total - 8787 new tests; 17% positive
MA COVID-19 Data 4/27/20 : CoronavirusMa
1 in 126 people in Massachusetts has now tested positive for COVID-19 : CoronavirusMa ... tested 1 in 27 people
Sunday's Boston Globe runs 21 pages of death notices as coronavirus continues to claim lives
Boston will NOT reopen on May 4th - Mayor Marty Walsh : CoronavirusMa

U.S. Passes 1 million COVID Cases : Coronavirus
In Just Months, the Coronavirus Kills More Americans Than 20 Years of War in Vietnam : politics ... "Trump's Vietnam" ... And he didn't fight in this one either)
Trump vs. Vietnam : PoliticalHumor

Coronavirus live updates: Cases surpass 3 million worldwide as Ohio, Texas and others set dates for reopening - The Washington Post
Worldwide confirmed cases reach 3,000,000. It increased from 1M to 2M in 12 days, and from 2M to 3M in 13 days. : Coronavirus

Live Coronavirus in the US Updates - The New York Times

Clinical Course, Prognosis, and Epidemiology - COVID-19 Protocols
We Still Don't Know How the Coronavirus Is Killing Us
COVID-19 researchers frustrated as the list of symptoms grows ever longer. A clear picture as to how exactly the virus kills people is elusive, as it acts like no pathogen humanity has ever seen. : Coronavirus
A serious new coronavirus-related condition may be emerging in children : worldnews
Coronavirus Lingers in Air of Crowded Spaces, New Study Finds : Coronavirus
Effect of Latitude on COVID-19 : COVID19
Patterns of Covid-19 Mortality and Vitamin D: An Indonesian Study : COVID19
French study says Nicotine might actually have a positive effect against Covid19, since it blocks the Nicotinic acetylcholine receptors that the virus use to enter cells. (Explanation in comments) : Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 On-the-Spot Virus Detection Directly From Patients | medRxiv (humans work on their defense systems)
Long period dynamics of viral load and antibodies for SARS-CoV-2 infection: an observational cohort study : COVID19
Some Neem Leaves extract compounds exhibit very high binding affinity against COVID-19 Main Protease (Mpro): A Molecular Docking Study : COVID19
Aerosol Filtration Efficiency of Common Fabrics Used in Respiratory Cloth Masks : COVID19

Harvard scientists think we'll have to social distance until 2022. : worldnews

U.S. deaths soared in early weeks of pandemic, far exceeding number attributed to covid-19 : Coronavirus ... "floomer" ... he just-the-flu, anti-doomer crowd"

N.Y.C. Deaths Reach 6 Times the Normal Level, Far More Than Coronavirus Count Suggests : Coronavirus
Half of people in New York City know someone who has died from coronavirus, poll finds : Coronavirus

Dixie in the crosshairs - The South is likely to have America's highest death rate from covid-19 - It has unusually unhealthy residents and few ICU beds
The South is likely to have America's highest death rate from covid-19 (led by Republican dumbfuck deathmongers)
The South is likely to have America's highest death rate from covid-19
Governor Ron DeSantis Calls Florida 'God's Waiting Room' For Seniors
As Tennessee And Neighboring Georgia Reopen, Coronavirus Cases In Tennessee Have Biggest One-Day Increase : politics
Tennessee has highest one-day jump in coronavirus cases ahead of restaurant reopening [April 27, 2020] : Coronavirus (stupid killing itself)

Backlash grows as pandemic relief stumbles - POLITICO - And lawmakers are getting anxious as problems crop up in the recovery effort (Trump stole all the money and left stupid in charge)

Janesville man left confused, shocked by $1,789 bill for COVID-19 test : Coronavirus

She's been falsely accused of starting the pandemic. Her life has been turned upside down ... Perhaps the most prominent cheerleader of the idea that Benassi had a role in the imaginary plot to infect the world is George Webb, a prolific 59-year-old American misinformation peddler. Webb has for years regularly streamed hours of diatribe live on YouTube, where he has amassed more than 27 million views and almost 100,000 followers.

"Exporting the virus" : Migrants deported by U.S. make up 20% of Guatemala's coronavirus

Wuhan's L-strain may be behind Gujarat's high death rate: Experts The high Covid-19 mortality rate in Gujarat could be due to the dominance of the L-type strain of coronavirus, found to have been more prevalent in Wuhan, China, where the outbreak started. : worldnews

Sweden Records Highest Weekly Mortality Since the Turn of the Century : Coronavirus

Africa's 43% jump in COVID-19 cases in one week worries experts. WHO report warn tshe virus could kill more than 300,000 people and push 30 million into desperate poverty : worldnews

Coronavirus: Boris Johnson says easing lockdown would 'throw away effort and sacrifice of British people'. : worldnews (he means himself)

Belgians urged to eat frites twice a week to deplete coronavirus potato mountain : worldnews

Coronavirus fears prompt new fines - People who deliberately spit, sneeze or cough on frontline workers will be fined up to $13,000 in Queensland Australia : worldnews

Coronavirus 'currently eliminated' in New Zealand : worldnews

Nurses Quit En Masse From Russia's Top Coronavirus Hospital: Reports (before they "fall out of a window")

China Working Overtime to Suppress Research About Coronavirus Origin : worldnews
China envoy threatens Australia boycott over virus inquest demand : worldnews
Foreign Minister Marise Payne has slapped down a threat from Beijing that Australia's call for a global independent review into the coronavirus pandemic would result in a Chinese consumer boycott : worldnews
EU 'watered down' report on Chinese disinformation about Covid-19 | World news
Chinese internet users who uploaded coronavirus memories to GitHub have been arrested : worldnews

Russia's coronavirus cases rise to 87,147, surpass China's : worldnews (competing w/China for best coverup)
Top Russian doctor falls from fifth floor window while on call complaining to bosses about lack of PPE for medics : worldnews ... Police are investigating the circumstances of the fall (after shooting herself 3 times in the back of the head)
Russia Sent Special Agent With Poison to Prague After Demolition of Konev Monument : worldnews

'Corona divorce' trends in Japan as couples grow fed up with each other (salarymen stuck at home bossing their wives around)

Long-Term COVID-19 Isolation Is Really Not OK for Boomers

A report has found right-wing groups have been primarily responsible for spreading online disinformation about the coronavirus pandemic - spread nearly four times as much disinformation online as left-leaning voices. : worldnews

Welcome back, cubicles? Longtime Silicon Valley CEO says coronavirus could kill the open office : Coronavirus

'Nigerian Housekeeper for Sale' Ad in Lebanon Prompts Calls to End Modern-Day Slavery : worldnews

Poland Criminalizes Teaching Gay Propaganda, Sex Education To Children Under Fifteen...Teachers Face 5 Years In Prison - Tsarizm : worldnews

Saudi Arabia ends death penalty for children and public floggings : worldnews (enters 17th century)

U.S. to argue it never left Iran nuke deal, in bid to force arms embargo, report says : worldnews (hahaha Trump's been bragging about this for years ... and .. "they left sarcastically")

US Intelligence does not believe Kim Jong Un is dead. : worldnews

Supreme Court rules government must pay billions to Obamacare insurers - POLITICO - The decision is a big win for health insurers

Public companies took far more small business loans than first thought - here's the latest tally (yes, the fuckers stole all your money)
Large, Troubled Companies Got Bailout Money in Small-Business Loan Program - The New York Times - Companies with accounting problems or in trouble with the government received millions in federal loans.

America Is About to Blow Past the 60,000 Coronavirus Deaths Trump Said Would Be a Win
US was warned of threat from anti-vaxxers in event of pandemic | US news : news

260,000 Words, Full of Self-Praise, From Trump on the Virus - The New York Times

Donald Trump, Un-American | Again and again, the president has rejected America's founding principles. : politics
American vandal: Trump reveals our staggering incompetence before the whole world - Now the country that planned D-Day can't handle delivering medical supplies
Presidents intelligence briefing book repeatedly cited virus threat (you know, the one he's never read bc it has 'INTELLIGENCE' in the title)

White House may scale back coronavirus task force meetings soon, source says - CNNPolitics (the reality show got too real for him)
White House scraps Monday coronavirus briefing - marking the third day without such a briefing. : Coronavirus

Trumps claim the Postal Service loses money on every e-commerce package it delivers (4 pinnochios)

Trump claims the media misrepresented his coronavirus cure comments. Video proves otherwise. The president is now routinely lying about things we saw with our own eyes and that are on tape. : politics
'Hambergers' and 'Noble prizes': Trump attacks press in furious Twitter rant riddled with spelling errors : politics
Trump confuses Pulitzers with 'Noble' prize and brags he's 'hardestworking president' in Twitter rant
Trump Goes on Angry Anti-Media Tweetstorm, Demands Reporters Give Back "Noble Prizes"
Trump calls for journalists who covered the Russia investigation to return their 'Noble Prizes' in Twitter rant before deleting it : politics
Trump blasts Fox News, says he wants an "alternative" network (One Russia News Network ... and when you've lost Drudge ...)
Eric Levitz on Twitter: "we're tucked" / Twitter -- Tucker Carlson says there is no scientific justification for quarantine, says the curve flattened but quarantine had nothing to do with it, "the virus just isn't nearly as deadly as we thought it was" ... Since since we've now passed 100 Epstein Coefficients ...
Trumps focus on his base complicates path to reelection
Trump looks to Hope Hicks as coronavirus crisis spills over - POLITICO - his favorite bang Ivanka substitute)

Republicans are stuck with Donald Trump : politics
Big-government conservatives mount takeover of GOP - POLITICO - But there are good reasons to believe it will end as soon as the next Democrat wins the presidency.

Where Has Jared Kushner Gone in the Fight Against Coronavirus? - son-in-law promised a shadow task force for the virus. But a month later, some officials are not overly impressed. (Kushfuck sitting on his PPE stockpile)

Trump the quitter - Lawyers, Guns & Money - There's a real possibility that Donald Trump will quit the presidential race at some point before November 3rd.
Sarah Beattie on Twitter: "I like how our country didn't want a female president yet we still ended up with a little bitch
Trump goes into hiding - CNN

It's Not Just Blue States That Will Drop Dead if McConnell Gets His Way - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... McConnell thinking that states running out of money and being denied aid can somehow be targeted to "blue states" is one of the many cases during this pandemic of Republicans harming both themselves and the country by being high on their own supply ... (Trump is killing his base)

The Very Real Threat of Trump's Deepfake -- The president's first use of a manipulated video of his opponent is a test of the boundaries ... Trump got impeached for trying to extort a foreign government to fabricate his anti-Biden dirt for him. As Trumpps situation becomes ever more desperate, Trump may now be driven to do the fabricating in-house.

Schumer to introduce 'no PR Act' to stop Trump from placing name on stimulus checks : politics

'Heads we win, tails you lose': how America's rich have turned pandemic into profit | As 26 million Americans lose their jobs, the billionaire class has added $308bn to its wealth : politics
US billionaires increase wealth by $280 billion since March, as millions unable to get unemployment benefits : politics

Koch-Funded Think Tanks Are Lobbying to Send Workers to Their Deaths : politics

In these states, pandemic crisis response includes attempts to stop abortion - The Washington Post

Coronavirus NC: ReOpen NC leader is COVID-19 positive | Raleigh News & Observer (and is as stupid as ever, hello Audrey S. Whitlock)
Pastor Landon Spradlin died of coronavirus after Facebook post doubting its threat - The Washington Post ... avid Trump supporter ... media creating "mass hysteria" ... Supernatural acts of healing are central to Christianity ... " Jesus was against this. It's the devil ..."

Meet the Jewish fisherman from Alaska who could flip the Senate blue : politics

Checkout Time in Vegas - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Stories about Las Vegas right now are spooky:
After the end of the world: the eerie silence of the Las Vegas Strip | World news | The Guardian (good pics)
How Las Vegas Became Ground Zero for the American Jobs Crisis - The New York Times ... Nylah, now a lively 8-year-old, had been thriving as a special education second-grader. But she is not getting the medicine she needs to help keep her from vomiting, because the Andersons can no longer afford the copay ...

Fox News Cuts Ties With Diamond & Silk, Unofficial Trump Advisers Who Spread Bonkers Coronavirus Claims -- The MAGA superstars lost their Fox gig after pushing absolutely wild conspiracy theories about the COVID-19 pandemic.

Americans on Cusp of Meat Shortage With Food Chain Breaking Down - Bloomberg

A high labor union membership rate leads to substantial increases in firm productivity, as well as increases in workers' wages. : science

Farmers were major supporters of socialism and progressive populism in the early 20th century. Why isn't that the case anymore? : AskHistorians ... the population calling farming their principal occupation was under 1 million ... There are more prisoners in the USA than full-time farmers (too stupid to see what's happening to them)

Which explorers could have visited the Library of Alexandria? (A timeline of said library from inception to destruction would be amazing!) : AskHistorians
XenophonTheAthenian comments on Facts about the Library of Alexandria

Aspirin may reduce risk of certain cancers - The Washington Post

Does gravity have a range or speed? : askscience
New findings suggest laws of nature not as constant as previously thought. Not only does a universal constant seem annoyingly inconstant at the outer fringes of the cosmos, it occurs in only one direction, which is downright weird. : science

Majority of authors 'hear' their characters speak, finds study. 56% of the writers surveyed reported visual or other sensory experiences of their characters when they were writing, while a fifth had the sense that their character was occupying the same physical space : books
Majority of authors 'hear' their characters speak, finds study. 56% of the writers surveyed reported visual or other sensory experiences of their characters when they were writing, while a fifth had the sense that their character was occupying the same physical space : science

The Official Way to Deal with Wild Turkeys : boston

I'm avid Bronner, CEO of activist soap company Dr. BronneWe donate more than one-third of our profits to charitable organizations and campaigns each year, and have committed $1 million to the legalization of psilocybin therapy in Oregon. AMA!


First wild stork chicks to hatch in UK in centuries poised to emerge | Conservation | The Guardian
Rare sighting of a juvenile Egyptian Vulture in South Africa - the species is thought to be extinct in the country : worldnews
Giant locust storm likely to attack South Asia farmlands this summer: If media reports are to be believed, a giant locust storm is expected from the Horn of Africa is expected to attack farmlands in South Asia. : worldnews

'We did it to ourselves': leading US biologist says intrusion into nature led to pandemic : news

Astronomers find 'alien' asteroids living in our solar system : news (astronomers say "but definitely not with aliens on it")

MA COVID-19 Data 4/26/20 : CoronavirusMa
54,938 Cases Total in MA : CoronavirusMa - 1590 new cases - 169 new deaths; 2899 total - 9255 new tests; 17% positive
3,847 Currently Hospitalised : CoronavirusMa
Asymptomatic testing center opens in Medford : CoronavirusMa

This Is The End Of Dual Income Families With Kids : massachusetts

'We will not have a vaccine by next winter.' : Like the 1918 Spanish flu, CDC says second wave of coronavirus could be worse. So what happens next?

Coronavirus 'map' identifies key virus entry points into the body : COVID19 (take your vitamin D!)
SARS-CoV-2 entry factors are highly expressed in nasal epithelial cells together with innate immune genes : COVID19
Covid-19: should the public wear face masks? : COVID19 -- Yes -- population benefits are plausible and harms unlikely

Global coronavirus death toll could be 60% higher than reported | Financial Times - Mortality statistics show 122,000 deaths in excess of normal levels across 14 countries analysed by the FT
Coronavirus Cases Are Still Growing In Many U.S. States | FiveThirtyEight
Hong Kong Coronavirus: 1,038 Cases and 4 Deaths - Worldometer
Don't Wear a Mask for Yourself - The Atlantic - Much of the confusion around masks stems from the conflation of two very different uses.
Why COVID-19 Makes Some People Sicker Than Others - The Atlantic - COVID-19 is proving to be a disease of the immune system. This could, in theory, be controlled.
Altered Sense of Smell or Taste Reported by 60% of Covid-19 Patients: Study : science

Fauci's absence from recent coronavirus briefings draws notice : politics (Trump banned him)

Seattle's Leaders Let Scientists Take the Lead. New York's Did Not -- The initial coronavirus outbreaks on the East and West Coasts emerged at roughly the same time. But the danger was communicated very differently (37 paragraphs in, they get to the lede and tell you deBlasio is a total fucking idiot who needed to go to the gym)
'Crushed the Curve' : Researcher says steps taken in California have done more than flatten the curve

Fact check: Wisconsin is not 'clearly seeing a decline in COVID infections' : politics

Michigan (and elsewhere): For anyone using the "It's a Detroit problem!" dog whistle, I have some bad news for you. | ACA Signups (Trump-voting counties in MI getting hit hard)

"Of the eight states with no statewide stay-at-home orders, five are among the 10 states where the virus spread the fastest over the last seven days." : Coronavirus

Utah Was Really Into Trump's Miracle Cure. Now It Wants Its Money Back (Fucklicans got donnie-conned, haha) Texas voters overwhelmingly approve of business closures, stay-at-home orders despite blow to state's economy, says UT/TT poll : Coronavirus

New York City had to shut down its social-distancing 'snitch-line' after it was flooded by trolls brandishing penis pictures and Hitler memes : Coronavirus

Experts worry quarantine fatigues starting

Hospitals Around the World are Being Targeted by Conspiracy Theorists : technology

This Japanese Island Lifted Its Coronavirus Lockdown Too Soon and Became a Warning to the World

Many failures combined to unleash death on Italy's Lombardy
India: Bored Truck Driver plays cards and Tambola with friends, 24 get infected with Covid-19 : Coronavirus

German police arrest over 100 during anti-lockdown protest : worldnews

Chinese Government official slams Australia's push for an investigation into the coronavirus outbreak : worldnews
China Seizes Over 89 Million Shoddy Face Masks As Beijing Faces A Slew Of Complaints About Faulty Protective Gear Exported Worldwide. : worldnews
Hong Kong judge airs sympathy for anti-protest man who stabbed 3 citizens, blames pro-democracy movement : worldnews
Germany says China sought to encourage positive COVID-19 comments : worldnews

In France, Amazon loses court appeal and must stop selling nonessential items to protect workers : worldnews

Gaza factories roar back to life to make protective wear -- For first time in years, sewing factories in the Gaza Strip, home to 2 million people, are back to working at full capacity

Brazil's Federal Police named Carlos Bolsonaro, son of President Jair Bolsonaro, as an organizer of a criminal scheme that spread fake news. The Supreme Court conducted the investigation : worldnews

Hungary prepares to end legal recognition of trans people : worldnews
Trans children to be banned from surgery to change their gender : worldnews

Richard Branson puts Virgin Atlantic up for sale as an attempt to save the airline from collapsing : worldnews

Islamist group kills 52 in 'cruel and diabolical' Mozambique massacre, after villagers refused to join extremists : worldnews (muzfuckers)

Former Western Australian police officer charged with 18 more counts of rape : news
Former WA cop Adrian Trevor Moore fronts court on 108 offences, including drugging, raping women he met online | PerthNow (right out of central casting)

Russia's New Military Mega-Church to Feature Putin, Stalin, Crimea Mosaics

US Intelligence does not believe Kim Jong Un is dead. : worldnews

Study: 71 percent of jobless Americans did not receive their March unemployment benefits : Coronavirus

It's true : PoliticalHumor
PlacentaOnOnionGravy give a page long list of the most crazy ideas advanced by a single US President, and they are crazy : bestof (Republicans: "shrug")
PlacentaOnOnionGravy comments on It's not just the bleach

Brinkley: Nothing else like Trump's 'cavernous stupidity' in U.S. history
New study finds that both liberals and conservatives, including those who voted for Trump, agree that he displays traits of antisocial, sadistic, and narcissistic personality disorders : politics
It's not just the bleach. Trump is a catalog of bad ideas that tax resources. | Whether it's nuked hurricanes or alligator-stocked moats, the most persistent of the president's whims waste time and court danger
13 hours of Trump: the president fills briefings with attacks and boasts, but little empathy : politics -- Over the past three weeks, the tally comes to more than 13 hours of Trump -- ncluding two hours spent on attacks and 45 minutes praising himself and his administration, but just 4= minutes expressing condolences for coronavirus victims
White House pandemic team: Labradoodle breeder, internet thug, college senior (opinion) - CNN

GOP Maryland governor warns state received "hundreds of calls" asking if it's OK to ingest Clorox after POTUS' disinfectant remarks (if you're that stupid ...)

Baby Trump goes into hiding : politics
Trump tweeted that the coronavirus task force briefings are 'not worth the time and effort' as top aides fear his erratic performances may sabotage his reelection chances : politics
The White House tried to move a reporter to the back of the press room, but she refused. Then Trump walked out. : politics
The White House attempts to humiliate CNNs Kaitlan Collins
Trump Suddenly Loses Interest In Briefings After Disastrous Disinfectant Comments : politics
Donald Trump set to fall back on xenophobia with re-election plan in tatters : politics

Eschaton: What If Obama (all true, remember when "support our troops" was a rightwing meme?)

Trump unfollowed Piers Morgan on Twitter after the TV host called out his 'batsh-- crazy' coronavirus cure theories : politics

The cost of Trump's deadly state of denial

White House weighing plan to replace Azar - POLITICO - Among the candidates to take over as HHS secretary is coronavirus coordinator Deborah Birx, according to people familiar with the talks.

Nostalgia for a time when Democratic leaders could embrace Republican leaders in a moment of crisis and when a bipartisan group would gather for an annual roasting in Washington.

FEMA Reportedly Took The 5 Million Masks Ordered For Veterans To Send To Stockpile : politics (Jared cackles)
San Francisco mayor London Breed suspects Trump Administration of stealing and diverting city's personal protective equipment orders : politics

If we let the US Postal Service die, we'll be killing small businesses with it

It's George Wallace's World Now - Wallace never won the presidency, but the base he mobilized has found a home in today's Republican Party (racist party of oppression and death)

Hey, teachers, cops, etc. Mitch McConnell wants your job, pension. Will he kill the GOP instead?

A flood of business bankruptcies likely in coming months

Donald Trump, Political SUPERGENIUS - Lawyers, Guns & Money - It would be unprecedented for an incumbent party to win an election in the kind of economic conditions the country will be faced with this November (which will almost certainly be worse than 2008.)
2020 Senate Races: Democrats Show Fund-Raising Energy in Key States - The New York Times - In contests in Kentucky, South Carolina, Kansas, Maine, Colorado and Arizona, Democratic candidates raised more money in the first quarter of 2020 than their Republican opponents.

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos backs Michigan protests against following government guidelines. : politics
Republican State Senator Dons Confederate Flag Mask, Then Things Get Weirder : politics
State Sen. Dale Zorn 'sorry' for mask that looks like Confederate flag (old white lying fat white republifuck asshole didn't realize the "pattern" was the traitor flag)

Hey Nineteen - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Freedom is the freedom to say that six plus seven plus five equals nineteen. (Trumpsters can't spell or add)
Were basically ill-prepared: Hobbled House majority frets about its effectiveness amid pandemic
This Pandemic Is Over. Let's Stop the Economic Suicide, and Get Back to Work | RealClearMarkets - George Gilder (yeah, that's his name)

Eschaton: Win The Day - Make sure we keep the politics out of politics ... People are dying, the country is collapsing (I know I can be gloomy but I am not usually pessimistic like this), and strangely the way to do politics is by doing politics and the people tasked with doing politics are called politicians. Really weird. (and Nancy does her "non-political" dance)
Big Tent: Madness is the method | Crooked Media (Pelosi and Shalalalala fucking thing up)

Democrats see Senate suddenly within reach, boosted by Biden's ascent
Joe Biden's invisible campaign is winning - CNNPolitics

Why Americans Dont Vote Their Class Anymore (the great education and thinking divide)

Unchallenged - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Bret Stephens is, at least in a strictly formal sense, a professional writer: Bret Bedbug Stephens: "No wonder so much of America has dwindling sympathy with the idea of prolonging lockdown conditions much further." (NYT is very dumb at the core)
Michael Hobbes on Twitter: "Nothing Stephens writes is actually challenging to the NYT's liberal readership. He argues from false information, nonexistent evidence and motivated reasoning. He's intellectually incurious and uninterested in dissecting the dogmas of his own ideological peers." / Twitter Discuss news that matters and find ouWritten by Bret Stephens
t what's true. - America Shouldn't Have to Play by New York Rules - Written by Bret Stephens - fisked by Fisket (hire a WSJ Republifuck dimbulb, what what you get)

Closed Hospitals Leave Rural Patients Strandedas Coronavirus SpreadsA for-profit company bought three struggling hospitals in West Virginia and Ohio. Doctors were fired, supplies ran low and many in need of care had to journey elsewhere. Then the doors shut for good (capitalism killing you)

Louisiana Pastor Tony Spell holds church services today defying house arrest order : news

Unions significantly increase earnings and benefits for workers : science (vote Republican and die)

Eschaton: Keep Fucking That Chicken - The thing is, this isn't the Times being OBJECTIVE and refusing to take a stand, this is the Times granting limitless authority to people in power. If I call up the Times and say, "drinking bleach cures the virus," they don't run a piece saying, "some say bleach drinking cures the virus." If enough people call them up and say that, they assign a reporter to cover "the crazy conspiracy on the internet." But if one powerful person joins up, then they have to Take It Seriously. - It is not a way to inform readers. It is a way to privilege power. And power has enough of that without the Times providing an assist.
Eschaton: Im sorry. Im trying to remove it - Im sorry. Im trying to remove it Garbage paper -- We've deleted an earlier tweet and updated a sentence in our article that implied that only "some experts" view the ingestion of household disinfectants as dangerous. To be clear, there is no debate on the danger. -- The New York Times ... "Implied."

The Best Books on Wittgenstein | Five Books Expert Recommendations

The New England Vampire Panic Was Very Real and Very Deadly | HowStuffWorks ... No one understood how diseases spread back then. All they knew was that as consumption victims perished, their surviving family members would begin to fall ill, one by one. Neighbors would be afflicted, too. (yeah, right; Malta had a quarantine office in 1650)

Psychedelic mushrooms for depression: Psychedelic drugs like psilocybin are back in human trials to treat people with mental health conditions. It's a second revolution for a class of drugs shunned by 1960s society : worldnews

If the axial tilt of Uranus (970) was caused by a giant impact that flipped it on its side, then why do Uranus' moons orbit around its equator at the same tilt (97)? Shouldn't their orbits follow whatever mild axial tilt Uranus had before the hypothetical giant impact? : askscience

About 14,650 years ago, sea level jumped 12 meters in just a few centuries. The melting of the Eurasian Ice Sheet, which has largely been overlooked, might explain why : science

[Serious] What is the scariest thing to happen to you when you've been home alone

[Serious] What are some seemingly normal images with disturbing backstories? : AskReddit


'Hydrologists should be happy.' Big Supreme Court ruling bolsters groundwater science (Alito, Thomas and Gorsuch; Alito's dissent is half the ruling)
We Have The First-Ever Credible Evidence of Someone Killed by a Falling Meteorite : worldnews
Nature crisis: 'Insect apocalyps' emore complicated than thought

More tornadoes expected in South as 1st heat wave of season forecasted for Southwest : news

Data-Driven Prediction of COVID-19 Pandemic End Dates (US: May 9 2020)
Coronavirus has killed nearly 52,000 people in the US, over a quarter of the world's deaths : Coronavirus

An Oral History of the Day Everything Changed | WIRED - On March 11, 2020, the coronavirus pandemic seemed to crystallize in the national consciousness. Americans look back on the turning point.

53,348 Cases Total in MA : CoronavirusMa - 2379 new cases : 174 new deaths; 2730 total : 11632 new tests; 20% positive
MA COVID-19 Data 4/25/20 : CoronavirusMa
MA COVID-19 Data 4/24/20 (see important note in comments) : CoronavirusMa
Gov. Charlie Baker Says Mass. Is Still In Surge; Boston To Test Homeless Population : boston
Thirteen more deaths, 430 more cases Saturday, as R.I. Governor Raimondo gives update on COVID-19 - The Boston Globe
Questioning discrepancy between Mass. and Italian Covid-19 data : CoronavirusMa ... MA has a higher obesity & diabeties rate than Italy, which represents a large portion of deaths throughout the country. The adult population in Italy for obesity is an estimate of 1/10. Where as MA is staggering in comparison 1/4 adults.

Coronavirus Map: Tracking the Global Outbreak - The New York Times
Five Ways to Follow the Coronavirus Outbreak for Any Metro Area in the U.S. - The New York Times
Coronavirus in the U.S.: Latest Map and Case Count - The New York Times
Massachusetts Coronavirus Map and Case Count - The New York Times
New York Coronavirus Map and Case Count - The New York Times

Poverty wages in nursing homes have accelerated the coronavirus outbreak - The Boston Globe - Before the current crisis, nursing home work was already harried and backbreaking.
The Nursing Home Disaster - Lawyers, Guns & Money (capitalism at work)
41 Dead After Testing Positive for Coronavirus at Lawrence Nursing Home : CoronavirusMa (16%)
5 People Die From COVID-19 at Dartmouth Nursing Home : CoronavirusMa

Young people with coronavirus are dying from strokes - The Washington Post - Doctors sound alarm about patients in their 30s and 40s left debilitated or dead. Some didn't even know they were infected.
Healthy people in their 30s and 40s, barely sick with COVID-19, are dying from strokes : Coronavirus
Coronavirus: No Evidence That Recovered Patients Are Immune, Says WHO. Health Agency Warns Governments Against Issuing 'Immunity Passports'
Antibodies could prevent COVID-19 reinfection and spread suggesting immunity, S. Korean studies show : Coronavirus
Experts demolish studies suggesting COVID-19 is no worse than flu : worldnews
Covid-19 data - Tracking covid-19 excess deaths across countries | Graphic detail | The Economist - Official covid-19 death tolls still under-count the true number of fatalities
Coronavirus Antibody Tests: Can You Trust the Results? - The New York Times - A team of scientists worked around the clock to evaluate 14 antibody tests. A few worked as advertised. Most did not.
New method using nanoparticles will allow Norway to do 150,000 COVID-19 tests per week : COVID19
Impact of anti-androgenic therapies on COVID-19: an observational study in male population from a COVID-19 regional centre of Lombardy (Italy) : COVID19 (men: cut your balls off)
Vitamin D Supplementation Could Possibly Improve Clinical Outcomes of Patients Infected with Coronavirus-2019 (COVID-2019) : COVID19

San Francisco mayor says city's PPE orders have been diverted, confiscated: It 'blows my mind' : Coronavirus (Kushfuck stealing all your plague preventers)

Closure of Walmart Supercenter in Aurora followed days of complaints about conditions and 3 deaths "There was no way we could be six feed apart"

Cruise ships kept sailing after coronavirus was detected, exposing thousands - Washington Post - decision to keep sailing for weeks after the coronavirus was first detected on a ship helped carry the virus around the globe and contributed to the mounting toll, health experts and passengers say.

40 Coronavirus Cases In Milwaukee County Linked To Wisconsin Election, Health Official Says | WUWM (sue the Supreme Court for murder)

Florida's No-Rules Vibe Gets a Coronavirus Reality Check
Antibody tests: 6% of Miami-Dade residents had coronavirus | Miami Herald - tens of thousands of missed coronavirus infections
Texas mayor apologizes after violating stay-at-home order to go to nail salon : news
UPDATE: Governor's office says 'Phase One' of reopening Virginia 'will not last for two years' | Virginia |

Everything is Fine! - Lawyers, Guns & Money (Georgia)

Kansas politician claims state has fewer COVID-19 cases because "people have a better immunity out here" : Coronavirus

Halloween costumes like inflatable T-rex suits are not coronavirus-proof. Sorry. - The Washington Post

Coronavirus - The world needs a Chinese investigation, and it's 'owed it': NZ Deputy PM : worldnews ... "China graciously accepts the responsibility of conducting this investigation, alone."
New study casts more doubt on true scale of China's coronavirus outbreak; Coronavirus cases in China may have been four times higher than officially reported numbers, according to a study published in the Lancet medical journal (o rly)
Coronavirus: China has no new deaths for 10th straight day : Coronavirus

Mexican Doctors Attacked With Bleach, Assaulted Over Coronavirus Transmission Fears : worldnews

Professor Neil Ferguson, of Imperial College London, authored a paper that prompted the UK to scrap its coronavirus strategy. His team warned Boris Johnson that "herd immunity" could cost 510,000 lives, prompting an abrupt U-turn. : worldnews

UK Government was warned last year to prepare for devastating pandemic, according to leaked memo : worldnews

'The biggest myth about Sweden is that life is going on as normal' : worldnews

Italy's daily coronavirus recoveries surpass new cases for the first time since the outbreak began : worldnews
Italy reports 2357 new cases, 415 new deaths and 65387 new tests : Coronavirus
Italy, a 23 years old girl has still tested positive for covid19 after 60 days and 6 tests. : Coronavirus
Scientists in Italy find coronavirus on air pollution particles : Coronavirus

Lockdown saved as many as 60,000 lives in France, study shows : Coronavirus

Australian Coronavirsu : worldnews
cases rise again as beach-goers slammed for not keeping social distance : worldnews
Brazil Breaks Record With Over 400 COVID-19 Deaths in One Day : worldnews (Bolsonafucked)

The Federation of German Food and Drink Industries (BVE) said the coronavirus pandemic has exposed poor cooking skills among Germans. Germans reliance on fast food and pre-cooked meals has left them with limited culinary skills when they need them most. : worldnews

COVID-19 growth rate falls from 22% to 8% in India after one month of lockdown : Coronavirus

Kim Jong Un Allegedly in a 'vegetative state' after heart surgery - Japanese Media : news
KJU dead according to Chinese Report : news - "They didn't know obesity was dangerous because there's only one case in the whole country."
/u/grapecolajuice breaks down the scenarios, possibilities and outcomes surrounding North Korea's Kim Jong Un and his reportedly being dead, or in a vegetative state. : bestof
grapecolajuice comments on Japanese media reports N. Korea's Kim Jong Un in vegetative state
Cenodoxus comments on Kim Jong Un Allegedly in a 'vegetative state' after heart surgery - Japanese Media
North Koreans "panic buying" at Pyongyang shops, sources say : worldnews
Exclusive: China sent team including medical experts to advise on North Korea's Kim
Picture released by NK state media showing dear leader alive and well : pics

Zimbabwe Minister Taunts 'Dog Eating' Chinese, Offers Them Beef Instead

South Australia has zero new coronavirus cases for third day in a row : Coronavirus
Pete Evans fined $25K over claims light machine can treat Covid-19 : Coronavirus (he's a chefbro)

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern rejects plan to offer 2,000 visas to the super rich if individuals invest $50 million into the country : worldnews

Believers tortured to renounce their faith in Xinjiang's camps. Along with Muslims, members of The Church of Almighty God, Jehovah's Witnesses, and other persecuted groups are also sent to internment camps for "transformation" (Xi is your only god)
Chinese writer Fang Fang faces backlash and death threats for 'Wuhan Diary'. Her journal drew tens of millions of readers - but now that it is about to be published abroad in several languages, she is facing a nationalist backlash at home. : worldnews
Tibetans forced to display portraits of Chinese leaders : worldnews
China's assault on Hong Kong heralds death of 'one country, two systems' - The Washington Post ("one country, one system, under the supreme leader Xi-fucker)

Saudi Arabia to end flogging as form of punishment: document : news

Philippines wants Taiwan to deport Filipina who posted comments critical of President Duterte on Facebook : worldnews

The Scottish government has published a bill that would decriminalise blasphemy, more than 175 years after the last case was prosecuted. New law will also offer wider protection against race, sex, age and religious discrimination. : worldnews

Lebanon becomes first Arab country to legalise cannabis farming for medical use in bid to beat economic crisis: Cannabis has long been illegally farmed in the fertile Bekaa Valley and government now hopes to turn it into a legal billion-dollar trade. : worldnews

Putin signs law allowing foreigners to become Russian without giving up existing citizenship : worldnews (guess who was first in line)

u/Arampult summarizes the events that led up to the Armenian Genocide, and why Turkey denies the latter : bestof

Trump expands battle with World Health Organization far beyond aid suspension - The Washington Post

The Trump Depression: 32,000,000 Unemployed Americans! : politics
With millions unable to pay for housing next month, organizers plan the largest rent strike in nearly a century. : Coronavirus
US factory orders plunge 14.4% as economy grinds to halt : news

Newly revealed financial records show Trump owes millions to state-owned bank in China: report : worldnews
Deutsche Bank refuses to give U.S. senators information on recent Trump dealings : politics

'Don't defend Trump -- attack China' coronavirus strategy revealed in Republican memo

Republicans Are Mad Unemployment Benefits Are Actually Benefiting The Unemployed : politics
Poll: 69 percent of voters support Medicare for All : politics
The Right Wing Wants You to Die | Powerful people prefer mass death to adopting the social welfare policies of a civilized nation. : politics

The Tax-Break Bonanza Inside the Economic Rescue Package - The New York Times - As small businesses and individuals struggle to obtain federal aid, the wealthiest are poised to reap tens of billions of dollars in tax savings (biggest money grab in history)

"as catastrophically stupid an idea that anyone could ever imagine" - Lawyers, Guns & Money - This applies to pretty much everything about the Trump administration, but certainly this too: "The Postal Service is a joke" Trump said

Coronavirus conspiracy theorists should blame the real culprits -- our shoddy leaders

Trump without his fake tan and hair : pics (looks like a fat Putin)

'Unfit, unwell, unacceptable': Anti-Trump Republicans turn president's disastrous disinfectant cure comments into scathing attack ad : politics

Some lawmakers, White House officials reportedly concerned by new joint Trump-Putin statement - Some lawmakers and White House officials have reportedly privately expressed concern, since they believe it might hinder the U.Ss efforts to send a stern message to Russia. (and China, Saudi, Turkey, Phillipines, Brazi)
Trump and Putin issued a symbolic statement for US and Russia to 'build trust, and cooperate,' raising fresh concerns about their relationship : worldnews

Dr. Birx goes viral for reaction to Trump's 'injection' comments (blinking in morse code)
Donald Trump: Unfit. Unwell. Unacceptable. - YouTube
22 Times Donald Trump Forgot He Was on TV During the Debate - YouTube (but her emailz)

Trump refuses to take questions at White House briefing the day after floating the false idea that disinfectant might be injected to kill coronavirus : politics
White House official tries to move CNN reporter at briefing : politics
Aides and allies making concerted effort to get POTUS to stop doing daily briefings : Coronavirus
Trump plans to cut daily coronavirus briefings - Axios
White House could alter virus briefings to limit Trump role
Trump: My Idea to Inject Disinfectant Was a Prank on Reporters 'Just to See What Would Happen'
How a media-distracted Trump ended up derailing his own briefing - CNNPolitics
The Trump Show - Lawyers, Guns & Money - History is a nightmare from which we are trying to awake: President Trump arrives in the Oval Office these days as late as noon, when he is usually in a sour mood after his morning marathon of television.
Trump floats another bogus coronavirus cure -- and his administration scrambles to stop people from injecting disinfectants
Discussion Thread: White House Coronavirus Task Force Briefing 04/24/2020 | Live - 5:00pm EDT : politics
A spike in New Yorkers ingesting household cleaners following Trum controversial coronavirus comments
NYC Poison Control Calls for Bleach, Lysol Double After Trump Disinfectant Comment : politics
Anderson Cooper Dumbfounded by Trump's 'Sarcasm' Excuse: Does He Think We're Morons?' ... "Just 43.4% of us."

Does mainlining Clorox carry significant health benefits? Views differ - Lawyers, Guns & Money (your NYT doing its usual fucked up shit)
Eschaton: Some Experts - Stop giving money to this fucking paper.
Eschaton: The Paper Of Record - Stop giving this fucking money newspaper. It's long loved killing people, but usually mostly foreigners. - Yes I know there are OTHER things in the paper that are good, but all news is subordinate to the political desk these days. I don't know why.
Eschaton: Im sorry. Im trying to remove it - Garbage paper. -- We've deleted an earlier tweet and updated a sentence in our article that implied that only "some experts" view the ingestion of household disinfectants as dangerous. To be clear, there is no debate on the danger. -- The New York Times -- "Implied"
Eschaton: Keep Fucking That Chicken - "There is no evidence that sunlight, bleach or any disinfectant can cure coronavirus in the body" -- The New York Times -- But maybe with some clinical trials we'll find some!It is not a way to inform readers. It is a way to privilege power. And power has enough of that without the Times providing an assist.

The Onion predicted Trump's suggestion that disinfectants might kill coronavirus
Trump's Bleach Bullshit Starts Viral Disinfo Campaign in Africa

Poison Pills - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The major Trump policy initiative on the pandemic that doesn't involve xenophobia wasto pressure medical professionals to flood the zone with a drug that appears to be worse than useless: ... This is what happens when you have a president who has no interest in his actual job but does spend hours a day watching TV to see how he being covered

Nervous Republicans See Trump Sinking, and Taking Senate With Him - The New York Times - The election is still six months away, but a rash of ominous new polls and the presidents erratic briefings have the G.O.P. worried about a Democratic takeover.
Nervous Republicans See Trump Sinking, and Taking Senate With Him : politics
Trump facing 'historic political defeat' amidst virus, says Bush aide : politics ... Dan Quayle misspelled "potato" and effectively tanked his political career. In 2016 Republicans voted a potato into office, and it has a serious fighting chance in 2020. What a time to be alive.

Rep. Schiff on "profound and disturbing echo" of Impeachment in Trump pandemic response : politics

Trump's death march to November: If they're not his voters, let 'em die. Trump can't beat the coronavirfus -- so now he wants to use it as a weapon in the November election
Cuomo orders postage-paid absentee ballot applications to be sent to all New York voters : politics

Trump has proven it. We're on our own, America
Say it loud, say it clear: Donald Trump needs to resign over his handling of the coronavirus : politics

Trump Sued for Denying Checks to Americans Married to Immigrants : politics

Economic Anxiety (TM), Sponsored by Betsy DeVos - Lawyers, Guns & Money - One thing to note about the breathlessly covered DeVos astroturf protests is that they have no mass support at all:
Michael Tae Sweeney on Twitter: "more americans believe that vampires exist than agree with the protests that the media has spent all week giving wall-to-wall attention and validation to" / Twitter (Republicans are delusional and Jared is a vampire lizard)

Pastor Tony Spell and wife have tested positive for coronavirus after showing symptoms; opt out of medical treatment : Coronavirus ... "Jesus is our healer" ...

A Candidate in Isolation: Inside Joe Biden Cloistered Campaign - Walled off from voters in a distinctive kind of lockdown, Mr. Biden has developed a routine, of sorts, as he seeks the presidency from his basement.
Trump narrowly leads Biden in presidential race in Texas, UT/TT Poll finds | The Texas Tribune - Trump leads Democrat Joe Biden by 5 points in the race for president in Texas, but voters give the president mixed grades on his handling of the pandemic and the economy. They think Gov. Greg Abbott is doing a better job (and there's your problem, right there)

Michigan lawmaker apologizes for wearing questionable mask - "It was not a Confederate flag," he said. ... "And if we want to make sure that the atrocities that happened during that time doesn't happen again, we should be teaching it. Our kids should know what that flag stands for." When asked by a reporter what the flag stands for, Zorn replied, "the Confederacy" State Sen. Dale Zorn, R-Ida (R. Traitor)

I Used to Make Fun of Silicon Valley Preppers. Then I Became One. - The New York Times
The Prepared - Common Sense Prepping Guides by Survival Experts | Free bug out bag list / emergency survival kit list [2020] - The Prepared

Oakland man arrested for carjacking less than an hour after being released from jail due to coronavirus : Coronavirus

A teen was allegedly killed by his stepfather after he refused to stay home and shelter in place, police say : news

Dissociative Identity Disorder (Multiple Personality Disorder) | Psychology Today
Parts Work: Your Internal House

Poor Leadership During Times of Disease: Malta and the Plague of 1813 - War on the Rocks

A study has found men view traditional symptoms of depression as more severe than other types of symptoms, and men with traditional depressive symptoms are perceived as more feminine and less masculine. This has major implications for stigma and help-seeking : science ... "The wound is the place where the light enters you." -- Rumi

TIL almost all life on earth was destroyed around 2.4 billion years ago in the Oxygen Catastrophe (aka Great Oxidation Event). Photosynthesizing microorganisms pumped massive amounts of oxygen into the previously oxygen-poor atmosphere, making it oxygen rich. Most species perished, new ones arose. : todayilearned

Alaska school district bans 5 classics from high school curriculum including Gatsby, Invisible Man and Catch-22. Reasons range from "anti-white messageing" to "sexual references" (they never read the books they banned bc they can't read)

Grab the closest book to you, flip to page 112. The first sentence on that page describes your love life: How did it go? : AskReddit

Haters say she's photoshopped : WTF

What totally obvious scam do people still fall for? : AskReddit


Cost analysis shows it'd take $1.4B to protect one Louisiana coastal town of 4,700 people from climate change-induced flooding : science
The wheel of first-time climate dudes - HEATED - Or, alternatively: Why I don't want to review Michael Moore's climate change documentary.
COVIDeniers: Anti-Science Coronavirus Denial Overlaps with Climate Denial | DeSmog

World leaders launch WHO plan to curb COVID-19, U.S. not involved : Coronavirus
Coronavirus death toll in United States hits 50,000 as states reopen

50,969 Cases Total in MA : CoronavirusMa
Massachusetts Appears To Have Enough Ventilators To Handle Surge According to Governor Baker : CoronavirusMa
'Liberate' Protesters Gather Outside Baker's Swampscott Home : CoronavirusMa (sounds like they need ventilating)

Not sure I agree but this is an interesting thought. What do you think? Should we reconsider the severity of the measures taken, especially regarding younger people, given the accumulated data? : CoronavirusMa
New data highlight deadly COVID-19 impact in NYC : COVID19

Coronavirus: Eyes could be contagious for weeks, study finds : Coronavirus
Ultraviolet blood irradiation: Is it time to remember "the cure that time forgot?"

Nearly 50% of Twitter Accounts Talking about Coronavirus Might Be Bots. Twitter is dealing with a pandemic of bots jamming the platform with misinformation about COVID-19. : technology

Drinking from the Crazy Kool-Aid : PoliticalHumor
Seriously, people. Get a grip! : PoliticalHumor
He has a point : PoliticalHumor (Trump's brand)
"Sarcasm." : PoliticalHumor
Maybe, just maybe. : PoliticalHumor
Preach : PoliticalHumor

Trump claims controversial comment about injecting disinfectants was 'sarcastic' - Amid a flurry of backlash and ridicule, President Trump walked back his suggestion that scientists test whether disinfectants, such as bleach, could be injected inside the human body to fight the coronavirus
Trump's remarks on disinfectants left even close aides shocked - West Wing aides and members of the coronavirus task force were taken aback by the president's "off-the-cuff" remarks ("off the cliff")
Revealed: leader of group peddling bleach as coronavirus 'cure' wrote to Trump this week -- Mark Grenon wrote to Trump saying chlorine dioxide 'can rid the body of Covid-19' days before the president promoted disinfectant as treatment (so it wasn't Fox)
Joe Biden on Twitter: "I can't believe I have to say this, but please don't drink bleach.

The president is unwell

Maryland emergency hotline receives more than 100 calls about disinfectant after POTUS comments : Coronavirus
Medical experts denounce Trump's latest 'dangerous' suggestion to treat Covid-19 : worldnews
Twitter names Trump the 'Tide Pods' president after he suggests disinfectant injections : politics
Under no circumstances administer into human body: Dettol tells people not to follow Trump's "dangerous" recommendation
Trump suggests 'injection' of disinfectant to beat coronavirus and 'clean' the lungs : politics
Australia's Chief Medical Officer advises against injecting disinfectant to treat coronavirus : worldnews
A Man Drank 1 Bottle Rubbing Alcohol For COVID-19. This Is What Happened To His Brain. : videos

Ecuadors Death Toll During Outbreak Is Among the Worst in theWorld
Mystery of India's lower death rates seems to defy coronavirus trend : Coronavirus

Osaka's mayor in Japan under fire for suggesting men should do grocery shopping because women are too indecisive and "take a long time" amid COVID-19 outbreak : worldnews

China is injecting millions into WHO as the US cuts funds. Experts say Beijing is trying to boost its influence over the agency and its 'deeply compromised' chief. : worldnews

One million respirators acquired from China unfit for coronavirus fight; Canada's public health authority says around one million KN95 respirators acquired from China have failed to meet federal Covid-19 standards for use by frontline health professionals : worldnews
Spain sends back faulty coronavirus tests made in China... which had been sent out to replace an earlier batch of faulty tests : worldnews

Only a drunkard would accept these terms: Tanzania President cancels 'killer Chinese loan' worth $10 b : worldnews (declined to be Xi-fucked)

Turmoil in Brazil: Bolsonaro Fires Police Chief and Justice Minister Quits - The New York Times - Sergio Moro, the justice minister who became the face of a powerful anti-corruption crackdown in Brazil, resigned in protest after President Jair Bolsonaro fired the head of the national police.

Virgin Australia owes $6.8bn to more than 12,000 creditors, documents reveal : news (more economic fallout from a diseased economic system)

TIL that the Vatican is accused by Serbs, Jews and Roma of laundering millions of dollars of stolen gold and jewelry, plundered from concentration camp prisoners in Croatia, immediately after WW2. It is also alleged that they helped several notorious Nazi leaders hide and escape : todayilearned

Prince Harry Comes Off Well in Newly Revealed Text Exchanges With Meghans Dad

Inside Trumps obsession with Iranian gunboats ... Trump often looks for shiny distractions during crises and has done so repeatedly in this case.

Navy Leaders Recommend Reinstating Roosevelt Captain Fired Over Virus Warning - The New York Times - Capt. Brett E. Crozier, who was removed from command after sending a letter pleading for help to fight the coronavirus on his aircraft carrier, was largely cleared after Navy review.
U.S. Navy Recommends Reinstating Fired USS Theodore Roosevelt Captain : news
Marine Corps Bans Public Display of Confederate Flag : news (oh, they've displayed the traitor flag for years)

Trump says he will block coronavirus aid for U.S. Postal Service if it doesn't hike prices immediately - The president said the postal agency should quadruple its package delivery prices and said he will stop congressionally approved funding (his war with Bezos)

Fifty Thousand Americans Dead from the Coronavirus, and a President Who Refuses to Mourn Them | The New Yorker
America is failing to handle its worst crisis in 80 years

Really Want to Flood NY and NJInternal Documents Reveal Team Trumps Chloroquine Master PlanForget testing, ventilators, and PPE. Donald Trumpbig plan to beat COVID-19 involved distributing millions of doses of an unproven drug. Behind the scenes, senior administration officials pushed hard to bend the rules and back up his boasts.

Trump reportedly comes into work as late as noon after a morning of 'rage viewing' TV : politics
Trump and the Coronavirus: A Sour President, Home Alone at the White House - The New York Times
'Don't talk to me': Trump claims CNN made up report that Kim Jong-un is ill in angry outburst at female reporter : politics
Trump and the "Nasty," "Horrid" Women Reporters : politics (his tiny child brain is afraid of cooties)

Want a mask contract or some ventilators? A White House connection helps - Trump and his top aides have played favorites in awarding coronavirus contracts and allocating scarce resources. (Jared cackles)
Delaware medical supplier says FEMA seized 400,000 N95 masks; now he's out millions of dollars : Coronavirus

The 25th Amendment Exists for a Reason : politics

Trump Speech to Bring 1,000 West Point Cadets Back to Campus - The New York Times - The president's off-again, on-again speech in June will bring back cadets who had scattered across the country to help counter the coronavirus.

Biden said he thinks Trump will try to postpone the 2020 election : politics
New Polls in 5 Swing States Are Looking Scary for Trump. Voters in state after state say they trust their own governors a lot more than the president to decide how to handle the novel coronavirus. : politics
Americans Are Largely Unimpressed With Trump's Handling Of The Coronavirus Pandemic

Kavanaugh and Roberts Side with Liberals to Hand Environmentalists Huge Win; Alito Is Not Amused : politics

Donald Trump is warning "China will own the United States' if Joe Biden is elected president. But Trump himself is tens of millions of dollars in debt to China. (always projection)
Trump owes tens of millions to the Bank of China and the loan is due soonfinancial dealings with the state-owned bank complicate his attacks on Biden. (good pic of his non-existent brain)

How Republicans Became the Party of Death -- People are disposable. So is income. For the 'pro-life' one is more important.
Opinion | Facing the Coronavirus, Republicans Aren't So Pro-Life After All - The New York Times - People are disposable. So is income
Swing-state Republicans pin virus fallout on Democrats ... overzealous, nanny-state Democrats.
Trump's poor poll numbers trigger GOP alarms over November
Team Trump Fears Suburban Women Will Destroy Him in 2020and That Coronavirus Is Making It Worse
Study: Elderly Trump voters dying of coronavirus could cost him in November - POLITICO - Elderly Trump voters dying of coronavirus could cost him in November - An academic journal projects that deaths of 65-and-older Republican voters in several swing states will far exceed those of Democrats.
Majority of Florida voters think Trump administration responded too slowly to coronavirus: Poll : politics

Trump approved of Georgia's plan to reopen before bashing it (haha sucker crook)

The Wisconsin GOP's treasurer asked people attending an anti-lockdown rally to 'please leave Confederate flags' and guns at home to 'try to control the optics' : politics

Cuomo rips McConnell's 'blue state bailout' by noting 'your state is living on the money that we generate' : politics
Andrew Cuomo Just Called Mitch McConnell 'Dumb' and That's the Nicest Thing He Said
McConnell to Every State: Drop Dead : politics

Whitmer extends stay-home order through May 15, eases rules
Coronavirus in New Mexico: How One of the Poorest States Averted a Steep Death Toll - The New York Times - New Mexico showed how a state can fight the coronavirus with aggressive social distancing, free testing and scientific expertise. But contagion threats are building ... Its residents have the highest rate by far of chronic liver disease (so, the whole state is drunk)

Inside a week that could define Kemps political career (haha, like it's hasn't already)

The anti-vaccine and anti-lockdown movements are converging, refusing to be 'enslaved' (add anti-climate change and anti-science and anti-thinking -- they are slaves to their own stupidity if only there were a vaccine ... )
Many supposedly grass-roots reopen sites are tied to one pro-gun lobbyist : Coronavirus
No one showed up for NYC lockdown protest. : Coronavirus
Amid The Pandemic, U.S. Militia Groups Plot 'The Boogaloo' ,AKA Civil War, On FacebookExtremists are promoting anti-government violence on Facebook during the coronavirus pandemic. The social media giant appears to be doing little about it (Zuckerfuck, enemy of democracy)
The great southern firewall: North Carolina extends stay-at-home orders as neighboring states ease restrictions : Coronavirus

NYTimes: How Would You Like to Live in the Nation of New England? : boston

Miami Has Recorded No Homicides in 6 Weeks Despite Deliberate Decline in Police Enforcement : Coronavirus

Trump team moves to scrap protections for LGBTQ patients - POLITICO

'A Phantom Plague': America's Bible Belt Played Down The Pandemic And Even Cashed In. Now Dozens Of Pastors Are Dead. : Coronavirus (Jesus didn't save them)
Church donations have plunged because of the coronavirus. Some churches won't survive (the magachurches will be fine and the big sort continues)
Louisiana Pastor: 'True Christians Do Not Mind Dying Of Coronavirus If Infected At Church' -- Tony Spell (hand of Satan)

New Evidence Supporting Credibility of Tara Reade's Allegation Against Joe Biden Emerges

Jackpot777 outlines Red State Welfare & how RW economists have suppressed the evidence *they collected*. : bestof ... "Red States Mostly Welfare States Dependent On Blue States But Likely Too Uninformed to Know" ("and we like it that way")

Miami goes seven weeks without a homicide for first time since 1957 : Coronavirus

Kentucky mayor finds woman hiding in his home's cellar : news

Canada shooting suspect's first victim was girlfriend : news

What do you think is scarier, the idea that we are alone in the universe or the idea that we aren't? Why?

An introvert's dream house : pics


Sweden exits coal two years early - the third European country to have waved goodbye to coal for power generation. Another 11 European states have made plans to follow suit over the next decade. : worldnews
Lockdowns imposed to halt the spread of coronavirus have resulted in unprecedented reductions in deadly air pollution by up to 60% around the world : worldnews
"Worrying" - Insect numbers down 25% since 1990, biggest global study finds : science
Pandemic Shutdown Is Speeding Up The Collapse Of Coal : Coronavirus

Australia calls on G20 nations to end wet wildlife markets over coronavirus concerns : worldnews

U.S. jobless claims reach 26 million since coronavirus hit, wiping out all gains since 2008 recession : Coronavirus

MA COVID-19 Data 4/23/20 : CoronavirusMa
46,023 Cases Total in MA : CoronavirusMa - 3079 new cases on 14614 new tests for a 21% positive rate - 178 new deaths; 2360 total
Here the latest MA updates (04/23/2020) : CoronavirusMa

Under Trump, coronavirus scientists can speak as long as they mostly toe the line (Trump is the chief scientist)

Up to 2.7 Million in New York May Have Been Infected, Antibody Study Finds : Coronavirus
New York antibody study estimates 13.9% of residents have had the coronavirus, Cuomo says : Coronavirus

Dr. Anthony Fauci: We will have coronavirus in the fall
Coronavirus Kills More Americans in One Month Than the Flu Kills in One Year : politics
Researchers have found that the COVID-19 causes more than pneumonia - attacks lining of blood vessels all over the body, reducing blood circulation. : worldnews
Hidden Outbreaks Spread Through U.S. Cities Far Earlier Than Americans Knew, Estimates Say - The New York Times
Vaccine Rates Drop Dangerously as Parents Avoid Doctor's Visits - Afraid of Covid-19, parents are postponing well-child checkups, including shots, putting millions of children at risk of exposure to preventable deadly diseases.

Assessment of Fabric Masks as Alternatives to Standard Surgical Masks in Terms of Particle Filtration Efficiency : COVID19
New data on Gileads remdesivir, released by accident, show no benefit for coronavirus patients. Company still sees reason for hope (last week's miracle drug)

No evidence of SARS-CoV-2 in semen of males recovering from COVID-19. COVID-19 is unlikely to be spread through semen. A new study found no evidence of the virus that causes COVID-19 in the semen or testes of the men. : science

Smokers 'four times less likely' to contract Covid-19, prompting nicotine patch trials on patients : Coronavirus
French researchers plan to give nicotine patches to coronavirus patients and frontline workers | Daily Mail Online

Coronavirus is invading Red America, new data show. Thats ominous for Trump ... As of mid-April, the majority of residents of counties that have just become high-coronavirus areas are in the South, Midwest and West. Under half reside in urban cores; more than half live in suburban, outer-suburban, small-metro and rural areas. Nearly half of those countiesvoters picked Trump in 2016.
Do Most Republicans Agree With People Protesting Stay-At-Home Orders? | FiveThirtyEight - Forty-seven percent of Republicans oppose the protesters who are criticizing social distancing, compared with 36 percent who support them, (the 36% teaparty dickheads)
Reopening states quickly could lead to more coronavirus cases and deaths, experts warn - The Washington Post

Italy reports highest ever number of daily recoveries (3033) and for the first time the number of daily recoveries is higher than the number of new cases (2646). Also, highest ever number of tests performed in one day (66658) : Coronavirus

Merkel says we are still at the start of the coronavirus pandemic : worldnews
Britain's Real Coronavirus Death Toll Is Double the Official Number, Says Report

Vietnam ends 3 week long quarentine and relaxes social distancing measures after no new cases in 6 days : Coronavirus

Western Australian Police gave billionaire Kerry Stokes and his wife an exemption from mandatory hotel quarantine after they returned from the US on their private jet. The exemption meant they could return home amidst Government stance on strict quarantine rules for all Australians : worldnews

France will block firms registered in offshore tax havens from claiming aid from government coronavirus bailout, following similar moves by Denmark and Poland...companies either registered, or controlling subsidiaries, in tax havens ineligible for 110 billion euros ($108 billion) rescue package. : worldnews
Trump Organisation 'seeking UK and Irish financial aid' to cope with virus impact : worldnews

China puts a city of 10 million 'on lockdown' after detecting new outbreak : worldnews
China lashes out at Canada for expressing concern over Hong Kong arrests : worldnews
Chinese counterfeits of 'Made in Taiwan' masks sprout up in Japan : worldnews
How coronavirus changes the political outlook in China and the U.S. - The Washington Post - Tough talk on China may have consequences.

A major ISIS figure whom everyone thought was killed in Syria turned out to be living in a seaside town in Spain: Intelligence officials are astonished that he was able to evade international border guards and re-enter the continent unchallenged. : worldnews

Britain agreed to let Anne Sacoolas, the driver charged with killing 19-year-old motorcyclist Harry Dunn, return to the US on the basis of an "apparently illogical" interpretation of the law on diplomatic immunity, according to the most senior civil servant at the Foreign Office.

'Working to Save Democracy': Postal Service Reaffirms Policy of Delivering Mail-In Ballots Even Without Postage : politics
Two-thirds in US back mail-in presidential election for November : politics (Trump will privatise USPO to USTO, charge $10 per stamp, will only serve Republicans)
Coronavirus could cripple voting in November. But it depends where you live. - A comprehensive examination of the potential problems with mail-in voting and the wide disparities between the states.

Trump's War on Accountability Started with His Tax Returns. It's Gotten Worse Ever Since. : politics
No matter what they want to say about trump's opponent in the upcoming election. This is something to keep in mind why he really wants to keep power for another 4 years. Because a bunch of lawsuits are waiting for him come January 20 2021.

AP-NORC poll: Few Americans trust Trump's info on pandemic (Republicans know he's lying but 82% are willing to die for their orange demon)

Trump calls on CDC director to denounce 'fake news' - who admits paper's quotes were accurate : politics ... The crux of the presidential gripe was the word "devastating" in the headline ... In a stunning scene, with the US death toll approaching 46,500, the president of the United States was focused on an adjective in a news article (wanted it changed to "beautiful" death toll)
Top vaccine expert claims he was fired for resisting Trump on hydroxychloroquine : politics

The Times Can't Stop Pretending Trump Is a Normal President - From a crass tweet, a fantasy of ordinary politics emerges. (big pretend game going on in the brain of NYT, another sick institution)
Eschaton: Genius - President Trump is asking whether there can be some sort of disinfectant injection, "almost a cleaning," in people's bodies to fight the coronavirus. ... He added, "The whole concept of the light. That's pretty powerful." ... Can't wait to see how the New York Times writes this one up. "PRESIDENT RECOMMENDS INNOVATIVE NEW TREATMENT."
Trump suggests people inject themselves with bleach, alcohol, and light to destroy the invisible enemy - Lawyers, Guns & Money
The Media's Coronavirus Coverage Exposes Its Ignorance About the Working Class -- Those whose livelihoods are being ravaged by the pandemic are getting further maligned by an out-of-touch press. (NPR, speaking of sick at the core elite institutions)

Michael Caputo made racist comments about Chinese people in now-deleted tweets - CNNPolitics - Michael Caputo, a longtime New York Republican political operative

Former Labradoodle Breeder Tapped to Lead the U.S Pandemic Task Force. : politics ... Just a reminder that the guy who ran FEMA during Katrina was the former head of the International Arabian Horse association before GW Bush appointed him.

In which u/NotSoAngryAnymore shares a succinct explanation with citations of how the Trump PPE grift is working, right now : bestof

Voter Confidence in Trump is shaken, Turning Supporters to Undecideds : politics

Wisconsin Confirms 19 Cases of COVID-19 Related to April 7 Election -- More reported cases are likely as two-week incubation period ends. (Republican plan succeeds)

Mitch McConnell would rather let states declare bankruptcy than receive more federal aid : politics
McConnell says he favors state bankruptcy over more federal aid : politics
Mitch McConnell to states: Drop dead : politics
Murphy: McConnell's suggestion states declare bankruptcy 'utterly irresponsible'
Andrew Cuomo on Twitter: "Let's talk about fairness, Mitch.
Cuomo Reminds McConnell That KY Takes More Money Than NY: 'Who's Getting Bailed Out Here?'
Pelosi Fires Back At 'Insecure' McConnell after he derieds "Blue State Bailouts' (40% of KY's budget is handouts from blue states)

What is a W-shaped economic recovery? (Hint: It;s scary
Eschaton: V SHAPED RECOVERY - It took 6 years to return to anything close to "normal" from The Great Recession, and that was a simple situation (really, it was, that it was BIG didn't make it complicated) that they (mostly "the good guys") totally fucked up and then patted themselves on the back for a job well done. Tim Geithner, savior of the world! -- The Great Recession was pothole and this is the Grand Canyon. Better get used to your trash trucks not coming. (and Pelosi has been fucking things up for decades)

Major Trump Donor Pocketed Millions While His Firm Received More Stimulus Funds Than Any Public Company: Report : politics
The Evidence This Administration* Is Playing Patronage Games With Medical Supplies Is Growing : politics
Luxury Hotel Company Is Biggest Beneficiary of Small-Business Funds - The New York Times - Ashford Inc. and the real estate investment trusts it oversees have tapped $53 million in Paycheck Protection Program funds via Ritz Carltons and other hotel holdings

Reopening states quickly could lead to more coronavirus cases and deaths, experts warn - The Washington Post - Closing America was hard. Science suggests reopening amid coronavirus will be even harder.

Yale psychiatrist Bandy Lee: Lockdown protesters resemble "child soldiers" and "urban gangs". Says Trump is "practicing 'total authority' and putting his armed troops in the streets
Protester pulls knife on journalists covering anti-lockdown rally, California police say : politics
u/HeilThePoptartKitty reveals how a recent arrest at a protest was a planned event to attract media attention : bestof (deep dive into astroturfing, the Bundy fuckers are near the bottom)

Las Vegas Mayor Embarrasses Herself During Absolutely Batshit Coronavirus CNN Interview : politics
Anderson Cooper reacts to Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman's 'China' remark: Wow, that's really ignorant : politics

El Paso mayor says city may sue Trump campaign over failure to pay $500,000 in rally expenses : politics

Michelle Wolf: The Media Is Hopelessly Addicted to Trump : politics

As coronavirus upends 2020, Trump may have a hard time keeping Pennsylvania red. Here's why. (that boat sailed a long time ago)

Exclusive: Poll signals strengthening support for Biden over Trump in three Midwest battleground states - Reuters
The Democrats' House Polling Lead: Remarkably Steady Generic ballot, money edge point to retained blue majority; seven rating changes

Trump coronavirus rift with Kemp puts Georgia Republicans in a tough spot

Cable news stars like Hannity make headlines. But more people are watching David Muirs ABC newscast.

The Federalist Publisher's Tweet Was Illegal: NLRB Judge ... threatened to send them "back to the salt mine" if they tried to unionize ... Ben Domenech

TIL that recently declassified military documents revealed that a solar storm detonated U.S. navy mines during the Vietnam War. Scientists are urging governments to take space weather more seriously as it could have severe consequences on our Earth. : todayilearned

Decline in deodorant, razor sales shows lockdown is lowering people's grooming standards (women give up on bras)

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World risks 'biblical' famines due to pandemic, warns United Nations World Food Program
As people stay home, Earth turns wilder and cleaner
Big government is NEVER the answer! : PoliticalHumor

Australian Prime Minister is lobbying world leaders to build an international coalition to give WHO -- or another body -- the powers equivalent to those of a weapons inspector to avoid another catastrophic

MA COVID-19 Data 4/22/20 : CoronavirusMa
42,944 Cases Total in MA : CoronavirusMa : 1745 new cases - 5090 new tests; 34% positive - 221 new deaths; total 2182

Federal documents: more than 300,000 likely to die if restrictions are lifted : Coronavirus

County of Santa Clara Identifies Three Additional Early COVID-19 Deaths - Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - County of Santa Clara
Santa Clara County Coronavirus Death Is First Known in U.S. - The New York Times - The earliest U.S. deaths publicly attributed to the virus had been on Feb. 26, when two people died in the Seattle area. Santa Clara County said an autopsy showed a Feb. 6 death was also related.
COVID-19 has been going around in the US for longer than originally believed. The first death was on Feb 6, not 28th : CoronavirusMa

Michael Osterholm: Infectious disease expert says