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Amazon rainforest could collapse as 2020 fires set to be most devastating


Bill Gates: US only country to have coronavirus 'testing insanity
1 out of every 2,000 Americans alive at the start of the pandemic has now died from COVID-19. : Coronavirus
Europeans Say COVID-19 Revealed America as 'Fragile,' Inconsiderate : Coronavirus


MA COVID-19 Data 8/10/20 : boston
214 New Confirmed Cases; 1.8% Positive - August 10 : CoronavirusMa - 112,673 total confirmed cases - 11,276 new tests - +5 hospital; no change ICU; -1 intubated - 5 new deaths; 8519 total

Mass. reports 214 new confirmed coronavirus cases, 5 new deaths - The Boston Globe



State wont divulge COVID-19 cases in child care centers

As September Looms, Some Of State's Largest Districts Won't Return in Person - WBUR
Cancel College - Reopening universities will accomplish little and endanger many. (Atlantic) : CoronavirusMa

NH/MA: State rep. Paul Somero not worried about anti-mask group but responds to worried local: "You can have my Seat as Stat Rep... I just spend the week at the beach. 1000's gathered together / NO MASKS. I am not worried - God is in control" : CoronavirusMa
Assaulting a worker who's enforcing masks is now a felony under a new Illinois law : news
Why American men won't wear masks -- Performative masculinity is making American men sick - American men are failing the pandemic.
American men are still resisting wearing masks. The problem, experts say, is theyre afraid of looking weak (looking moronically stupid is fine)
Study raises questions about efficacy of gaiters, bandanas, knit masks in stopping spread of virus - The Boston Globe


GPS location data shows that Republican areas engaged in less social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic (controlling for all relevant factors). This is consistent with survey data which show that Dems believe the pandemic is more severe and report a greater reduction in contact with others. : science

West Virginia University reports 25 new COVID-19 cases among students since Thursday : Coronavirus
Teachers Across the Country Worry About a Rush to Reopen Schools : Coronavirus


AOC asks Andrew Cuomo why 'indoor schooling' is allowed but ind oor dining is not : politics

Georgia governor rules out requiring masks at public schools : Coronavirus
Meet the Georgia teen distributing more PPE than the federal government : Coronavirus
America's PPE shortage could last years without strategic plan, experts warn : Coronavirus

Californias public health director resigns amid questions about coronavirus test data

Teen who shared photo of packed high school hallway says she's receiving threats : news


84 arrests, 226 citations and 18 crashes reported in 24 hours at massive motorcycle rally in South Dakota : news

Big Ten reportedly voted 12-2 to cancel fall football season
Big Ten football canceled for fall; no games for 2020 season : news







'Such a shock' : Fox News host is flabbergasted when confronted with the disturbing facts about COVID-19 in kids

Inside the Chinese lab central to the search for the coronavirus' origin

Ireland to ban non-essential travellers from US within days : worldnews

Boris Johnson has insisted schools are safe to re-open next month just hours after the Children's Commissioner called for routine coronavirus testing for pupils and teachers.




'They have stolen our victory': Belarus protests after leader re-elected to continue 26-year reign : worldnews (fucktators fuck things fucking up)
Belarus opposition candidate rejects election result after night of protests : worldnews
Germany: There are many indications of electoral fraud in Belarus : worldnews (143% voting attendence)
Putin congratulates Belarus dictator on 'rigged' election landslide


Chinese man swims seven hours to Taiwan's Kinmen for freedom | Taiwan News : worldnews
China imposes sanctions on Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio as US tensions soar : worldnews
Hong Kong media mogul Jimmy Lai arrested under national security law : worldnews
Hong Kong Arrests Jimmy Lai Under National Security Law - The New York Times
Taiwanese F-16s Begin Flying Patrols With Live Harpoon Anti-Ship Missiles To Deter China : worldnews
Sanmaosimao nails the flawed world view of the upper echelons of the Chinese Communist Party. : bestof




Just 257 pardons granted for pot possession in program's 1st year - Critics say the low number proves the program is "unconscionable" and a "total failure." They're calling on the Canadian government to deliver an automatic removal of those criminal records. : worldnews


US Court issues summons for Saudi Arabia's Mohammed bin Salman : politics


'The Russians are not trying to interfere in the election of 2020. They are interfering.' : politics

Let's call it what it is. We're in a Pandemic Depression ... Trump's mishandling of the Covid-19 pandemic will go down as the greatest failure of presidential leadership in the history of the United States ... it will take generations to fix what #covid45 has wrought upon us and the world.
How Trump Killed Tens of Thousands of Americans: A blow-by-blow account of his personal role in the coronavirus catastrophe. : politics
Unmasked: How Trump's mixed messaging on face-coverings hurt U.S. coronavirus response
Moderna's clinical trial numbers show there's 'no way' Trump can have a vaccine by Election Day

Experts Warn Trump Executive Action on Unemployment Insurance Deliberately Leaves Out Poorest Americans : politics
Political scientist: Trump kept calling executive order a 'bill' : politics
Krugman: Trump's Executive Orders Are The Hydroxychloroquine Of Economic Policy (
'The Lord' Created Executive Orders, Proclaims White House Trade Adviser Peter Navarro (
Trump's Old Words About Obama's Executive Orders Come Back To Haunt Him | Damning supercut shows Trump attack the very move he just pulled after Congress failed to reach a deal on coronavirus aid.
Art of the tantrum: Trump's bewildering, doomed attempt to play savior. Trump's executive orders are confusing and unconstitutional -- and likely to hurt his own voters. He doesn't care.

Lawmakers Demand Removal of Postmaster General DeJoy Over 'Nefarious' Efforts to Destroy the Postal Service and 'Aid Trump Reelection' : politics ... Dude managed to end decades of first class mail flow in 2 weeks. The checks have stopped in some areas. The only things moving in my city are the packages right now. The PO in my area went from forcing OT up to 60-80hrs a week, to 40hrs only. DeJoy didn't wait to observe anything, he knew what he wanted to do, and he did it. (Trump fuckers)
Destroying the postal service will mostly affect rural areas. Urban areas subsidize rural areas for mail delivery. The USPS operates at a loss there and they are UPS and FedEx last mile provider in many areas. : AdviceAnimals


Touched A Nerve? Trump Flips Out After Anthony Scaramucci Delivers Warning On Fox News : politics
Acyn Torabi on Twitter: "?? https://t.co/QbE5VvFjJX" / Twitter
Why Donald Trump failed his TV interviews: The president selects his media appearances carefully - but has been skewered twice recently : politics

Mount Trumpmore? Donald Trump on Mount Rushmore? President has lofty 'dream,' Kristi Noem says

If Trump loses, expect him to exact revenge on his way out : politics
Top Democrats fear Trump and his staff will shred documents, withhold important information and delete official emails on the way out if Biden wins the election. Here's what they plan to do to stop it : politics


Joe Biden just destroyed one of Trump's biggest attack lines
Mrs. Krassenstein on Twitter: "THIS. NEEDS. TO. GO. VIRAL. #TrumpCantRideABike https://t.co/WwSqADHrmD" / Twitter

Facing bleak November, Republicans look to stoke BLM backlash - POLITICO - The battle to define the movement comes as the president and fellow GOP candidates try to win back suburban voters - trying to redefine the Black Lives Matter movement as a radical leftist mob looking to sabotage the white, suburban lifestyle (Black antifa carnaging)

The Senate Is America's Most Structurally Racist Institution



Facebook employees report 'pattern of preferential treatment' for conservatives who spread misinformation : politics (lizard-boy Fuckerberg)
Reddit Hack: Hundreds of Subreddits Vandalised to Promote Trump The attackers used access to moderator accounts to change images and post messages supporting the president

How the 1971 Stanford prison experiment prophesied Americas authoritarian backslide


u/Anonymous2020b2b posts long sourced list of republican and democratic politicians guilty of pedophilia and human trafficking : bestof (the so-called "democrats" on the list are mostly "republicans")


Aftermath of looting in downtown Chicago: 13 cops injured, 2 people shot, more than 100 arrests, Mag Mile trashed - Chicago Tribune

Admitted KKK leader who drove through crowd of protesters found guilty on multiple charges : news


Former Jehovah's Witness elders call for mandatory reporting of child sexual abuse : news ("Former")
Court Reverses $35 Million Verdict Against Jehovah's Witnesses | HuffPost (it was "confidential")





















DNA from an unknown ancestor found in modern humans. Researchers noticed that one percent of the DNA in the Denisovans from an even more ancient human ancestor. Fifteen percent of the genes that this ancestor passed onto the Denisovans still exist in the Modern Human genome. : science

New research based on four decades of longitudinal data indicates that it is rare for a person to receive and keep a single mental disorder diagnosis. Rather, experiencing different successive mental disorders appears to be the norm. : science

ELI5: When scientists say that wormholes are theoretically possible based on their mathematical calculations, how exactly does math predict their existence? : explainlikeimfive













080920

5.1 magnitude earthquake reported near North Carolina-Virginia border : news

Saving pandas led to downfall of other animals | Since the giant panda reserves were set up in China during the 1960s, leopards have disappeared from 81% of reserves, snow leopards from 38%, wolves from 77% and Asian wild dogs from 95%. : worldnews

Europe swelters under a heatwave complicated by Covid-19 restrictions : worldnews
South Korea floods, landslides kill dozens and displace thousands : worldnews
Mauritius in environmental crisis as oil leak from grounded ship threatens coastline

Avoid all onions with unclear origins amid growing salmonella outbreak: warning : worldnews


US response to the virus is met with incredulity abroad : worldnews ... But why pay less for healthcare when you can pay more to prevent poor people from having it?
US tops 5 million confirmed virus cases, to Europe's alarm
Ex-FDA head: U.S. will "definitely" see 200,000 to 300,000 virus deaths by end of 2020 : Coronavirus
Coronavirus updates: Model predicts 300,000 US deaths by December without masking up; India surpasses 2M cases : Coronavirus


MA CORVID-19 Data 8/9/20 : boston
286 New Confirmed Cases; 1.67% Positive - August 9 : CoronavirusMa - 14 new deaths; 8,514 total


Reminder: Stay Vigilant With Social Distancing and Masking, MA hits 2.8% positive rate. Not a crisis, but just a warning not to relax. : massachusetts


Only 42% of Americans questioned in a new poll say they'd get vaccinated for the coronavirus when and if a vaccine is made available. : Coronavirus

'Totally unacceptable': Testing delays force labs to prioritize COVID tests for some, not others : Coronavirus (Jared cackles)
World's largest vaccine manufacturer in Maharashtra, India wants to cap vaccine price at $3 : worldnews

More than a million people in the UK have quit smoking since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, new study shows : worldnews
New COVID-19 Virus-Filtering Mask Material Being Fast-Tracked to Market : Coronavirus


Families with means leave public schools for private schools or 'learning pods' raising concerns about worsening educational inequality

97,000 children reportedly test positive for coronavirus in two weeks as schools gear up for instruction : politics
9 people test positive for coronavirus at Georgia school that went viral for crowded photo : politics (die for the Kempster!)
9 cases of COVID-19 reported at North Paulding High School
Days after photos of packed hallways go viral, Paulding high school reports 9 COVID 19 cases : Coronavirus
Positive test rate between 40-50% at Western Kentucky University : Coronavirus
Dozens of Martin County School Employees Resigned in July, Weeks Before Schools Reopen : Coronavirus (Florifucked)

New York has lowest COVID-19 infection rate since pandemic's start : Coronavirus

New Hampshire church dealing with COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak : Coronavirus (Jesus failed them, again)

'This is unstoppable' : America's midwest braces itself for a Covid-19 surge
America's midwest braces itself for a Covid-19 surge - made significantly worse by lawmakers who question the value of face coverings

Florida's confirmed COVID-19 total surpasses 532,800 with 6,229 additional cases

Almost 100 more babies test positive for COVID-19 in Corpus Christi, Texas : Coronavirus

Utah elementary school principal dies after 5-week battle with COVID-19 : Coronavirus

Portland Strip Club Linked to COVID-19 Outbreak : Coronavirus

No Mask Nevada protesters rally in northwest Las Vegas : Coronavirus

Chris Jericho's band FOZZY plays in front of packed crowd at Sturgis; No face masks or social distancing despite COVID-19 : Coronavirus (the Big Sort continues)
CNN Anchor to Trump Supporter: What You're Saying is Unscientific : politics - Bikers for Trump Founder Chris Cox over his claims on the coronavirus pandemic and its origins.



Planned anti-mask rally in Melbourne in defiance of strict stage four lockdown laws fizzled out after only few dozen people attended and were pounced on by waiting police. Up to 400 people expected to gather on steps of Parliament House Sunday for event billed as "Freedom Day Celebration"

At sunny Saint-Tropez, the party crowd brings champagne -- and the coronavirus ("masks not sexy")


'We failed': one scientist's despair as Brazil Covid-19 deaths hit 100,000 : worldnews
Brazilian Amazon protected areas in flames as land-grabbers invade (Bolsofuck)

Indian Union Minister, Who Claimed Papad Helps Fight COVID-19, Tests Positive : worldnews ... ndia is already a undeclared dictatorship masquerading as a democracy.


Thousands of Israelis join in renewed anti-Netanyahu protests : worldnews
Israel deletes quirky COVID-19 ad after China offended : worldnews ... "It's unbelievable, they simply see everything, everywhere," (China is your boss)
Israeli women in Knesset make parliamentary history - The Washington Post - Four Israeli women who've broken new political ground - They are an Ethiopian-born minister, an ultra-Orthodox Jewish lawmaker, a Druze lawmaker and the first Knesset member to wear a hijab

What video analysis shows about the Beirut explosion - The Washington Post
Shots fired, 110 injured during Beirut protests as anger erupts over deadly blast : worldnews
Lebanon protesters storm ministries as violent protests grip Beirut : worldnews
Lebanon blast: Germany pledges 10 million ahead of aid conference : worldnews (Trump says he would consider helping if they donate to his campaign)
Investigators discover panic room/tunnels at site of Beirut explosions : worldnews
Video showing 'missile' in Beirut blast was manipulated
TIL: In Lebanon the president is required to be Christian. The president picks the prime minister who is required to be sunni muslim. And the prime minister picks the speaker of the house speaker who is required to be Shia muslim. This is known as The National Pact. : todayilearned

Iran asks UN to hold US accountable for plane interception : worldnews

Main opposition candidate goes into hiding on eve of crucial presidential vote in Belarus : worldnews
Belarus presidential election: Police storm opposition headquarters as vote begins : worldnews
Tensions with Russia rise as Belarus heads to the polls : worldnews

A group of 44 prisoners all died in one night in a prison in Chad because they were all kept in the same cell in 46C heat, an investigation has concluded. : worldnews ... Mr Arabi had also suggested that it could have been a case of collective suicide and denied they had been ill-treated.


Protests against homophobia break out in Poland : worldnews

Venezuela jails former US soldiers for 20 years over botched bid to overthrow Maduro : worldnews

South China Sea: Beijing mobilises invasion craft along coast as Taiwan tensions escalate : worldnews (meanwhile, in Xi-fucker land)

CIA Finds 'No Evidence' Chinese Government Has Accessed TikTok Data (Trumpy says he doesn't need no fake news so-called intelligence)

China and Russia ditch dollar in move toward 'financial alliance' : worldnews (Trump Baby for the win)
Sanctioned Hong Kong dictator's son lives in Boston, has gone missing ... sounds like he got the hell out of Dodge shortly before sanctions were announced against his mother (Somerville)
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Nord Stream 2: US senators threaten German port with 'crushing' sanctions : worldnews ... Three Republican senators have ordered Murkan Port on the island of Rugen to stop assisting Russian vessels constructing the final sections of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline ... Republican Senators Ted Cruz, Tom Cotton and Ron Johnson (are the boss of Germany)

US to end deployment of US Marines in Norway after boosting it in 2018 amid Russian tensions : worldnews ... So... withdrawal in Germany, withdrawal in Norway, and putting ridiculous tariffs on Canadian aluminum at the exact moment Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska builds a new Russian aluminum plant in Mitch McConnell's district.... Trump is playing Russian favors to get help interfering in the election again. This is so fucking obvious, you guys.

Saudi ex-spy suing crown prince faces fresh death threat in Canada report: Canada reportedly increases security around Saad Aljabri, who is suing Prince Mohammed bin Salman over alleged 2018 assassination attempt (where are Cruz, Cotton and Johnson?)
Pentagon nominee questioned about company's reported ties to Khashoggi Killers : politics

Russia is actively helping Trump. Again. : politics
The Trump administration reportedly quashed an intelligence report that showed Russia is helping him win the 2020 election : politics
Blumenthal calls classified briefing on Russian interference "absolutely chilling"

Amnesty International: widespread human rights violations against protesters, medics, journalists and legal observers who gathered to protest the unlawful killings of Black people in the US : worldnews

Trump Earns a New Title: Terrorist-in-Chief. He's Sabotaging the Postal Service When a Real President Would Be Making It Work Better
Democrats Decry 'Sabotage' After 'Friday Night Massacre' at Postal Service
USPS just made sweeping changes to its leadership as lawmakers call for an investigation into delayed mail ahead of the 2020 election : politics ... better headline: "Trump crony hobbles post office in voter suppression effort by removing functional leadership and forbidding hiring of replacements"
/u/Portarossa breaks down the problems facing the United States Postal Service under the Trump administration with detailed context and sources : bestof
Their mail was not delivered for days. Now these Minneapolis residents are worried about their votes counting. : politics

'Aburdly Unconstitutional' : Trump Bypasses Congress From His Private Golf Club
Trump thinks he's been given vast new powers. Now he's going to use them

Trump's order to bypass Congress on coronavirus relief faces likely legal challenges
Trump promises permanent cut to payroll tax funding Social Security and Medicare if he's reelected (no healthcare, no social security, just fuck off and die, Republicans ecstatic)

A president ignored: Trumps outlandish claims increasingly met with a collective shrug

The lost days of summer: How Trump struggled to contain the virus - The Washington Post
Outlier - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Both the Post and Times have major examinations of the extraordinary failure of American public officials to control COVID-19, producing an outbreak vastly worse than in any other peer country. The former looks at the malicious incompetence of the Trump administration:

Trump Using COVID-19 As A Cover To Gut Social Security And Medicare, Critics Charge : politics
Trump Just Admitted on Live Television He Will 'Terminate' Social Security and Medicare If Reelected in November : politics
America Could Have 'Great Depression' Levels of Homelessness by Year's End : Housing advocates warn of a huge crisis if Congress doesn't come through soon with significant and sustained financial assistance.

Trump walks out of news conference after reporter asks him about Veterans Choice lie he's told more than 150 times : politics ... I hope that all decent reporters pickup on this: Trump will end press briefings when called on a lie.
Trump's 'Sharpegate' with Hurricane Dorian was a preview of his COVID-19 distortions

Trump's 'Axios on HBO' interview proves how much he relies on marketing to counter reality : politics
Trump walks out of news conference after reporter asks him about Veterans Choice lie he's told more than 150 times - CNNPolitics
Trump Abruptly Ends Briefing When Challenged For Falsely Taking Credit For Veterans Choice : politics

Trump's plan for reelection: thievery -- A campaign with no ideas, and little hope for winning the conventional way, resorts to skulduggery.

The NRA is doomed. It has only itself to blame. | The warning signs of the group's collapse were there before New York's lawsuit

Will Bunch: From 9/11 to Portland, it was inevitable 'Homeland Security' ould be turned on the American people (the name said it all, thanks, Lieberfucker and Hillary and Chuckie Fuckie and Chappaquidick Teddie, and John Kerry, even Bush didn't want this)
Will Bunch: From 9/11 to Portland, it was inevitable 'Homeland Security' would be turned on the American people ... "The word 'homeland' is a strange word" Donald Rumsfeld, told staffers ... "'Homeland' sounds more German than American"


Biden leads in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania due to COVID concerns, country's direction


The White House reportedly asked South Dakota's governor how to add another president to Mount Rushmore, and she later gave Trump a 4-foot replica with his face on it : politics
NYT: White House reached out to South Dakota governor about adding Trump to Mount Rushmore - CNNPolitics

Tuberville was paid $5 million to quit. Now he says $600 is too much for you. : politics (the Tubs)

Democrat Kai Kahele wins Hawaii primary to replace Tulsi Gabbard : politics

Complaints Allege People Were Tricked Into Signing Kanye West' Wisconsin Nomination Paperwork ... That's called election fraud for you conservatives out there. (Yeezy Sleezy)
The Kanye Con Job

'Christianity Will Have Power' : Donald Trump made a promise to white evangelical Christians, whose support can seem mystifying to the outside observer (not really) ... But even if he loses in November, mainstream evangelical Christianity has made plain its deepest impulses and exposed where the majority of its believers pledge allegiance (Satangelics for the Antichrist)

UMass Amherst investigating Holyoke mayor and congressional candidate Morse over allegations of inappropriate conduct - The Boston Globe -- Alex Morse, who is running to replace US Representative Richard Neal in a hotly contested primary race, faces an investigation by the University of Massachusetts Amherst following allegations that Morse used his position to foster inappropriate relationships with students over the course of several years (says he couldn't keep his gay under control)

'I felt like my chest was on fire' : Photo shows Dallas police officer shooting protester with pepper-ball gun (at her breast, of course) ... The officer pointing the weapon is Sgt. Roger Rudloff, a 25-year veteran of the department assigned to a covert deployment ...

Nazi political applicatione are being handed out in Indiana (Indiana considering changing state name to "Naziland")
j on Twitter: "Nazis in Henryville, Indiana today. (Near Louisville KY) Handing out anti-Semitic pamphlets and 'nazi political party' applications

How to Beat Populists When the Facts Don't Matter - The Atlantic - The electorate is split into separate information bubbles. But unconventional messengers, appeals to patriotism, and even jokes can reach voters who don't want to listen ... (hello, Foxfuckers)

QAnon Is Running Amok, and the Time Has Come for Interventions : politics (Fuckerberg cackles)
QAnon Is Running Amok, and the Time Has Come for Interventions - Bloomberg - Family members may be the last line of defense as the amorphous online conspiracy movement attempts to break into the mainstream (but ... but ... antifa!!)
Republicans called her videos 'appalling' and 'disgusting' - But theyre doing little to stop her -- Marjorie Taylor Greene ... Black people are slaves owned by Dems, Soros is a Nazi ... (the disgustingly appalling party in Georgia

Boycotted. Criticized. But Fox News Leads the Pack in Prime Time. - The New York Times - Led by Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity, the channel's pro-Trump lineup outranked every network from 8 to 11 p.m. in June and July. (NYT is allegic to numbers, so the last sentence at the bottom says 4 million Foxfuckers)


60 enslaved people once toiled for a rich landowner in Medford. Kyera Singleton wants you to know who they were - The Boston Globe - Royall left part of his fortune to Harvard, which led to the establishment of the Royall Chair, the school's first endowed law professorship. His family crest was used as an element of the Harvard Law School seal until 2016, when it was finally abandoned amid protests by students and faculty. (explains a lot about Harvard's slave-owner mindset, all this erased from history classes)


The Last of the Zoroastrians
TIL about Huginn and Muninn (Old Norse for "thought" and "mind"), a pair of ravens that fly all over the world and bring information to the god Odin. The birds would depart at dawn and return at dinner-time to sit on Odin's shoulders and inform him of events on Midgard (Earth).

Elevated rates of autism, other neurodevelopmental and psychiatric diagnoses, and autistic traits in transgender and gender-diverse individuals : science

New study uncovers some of the psychological roots of the aggressive tendencies of narcissists : science




080820

The End of the Monarch Butterflies - Lawyers, Guns & Money

20C: Beyond the limit - This giant climate hot spot is robbing the West of its water (CO western slope, UT, WY)
Temperatures in Iraq hit 126 F (52.2 C) degrees in record heatwave : worldnews
Last month was the world's third-hottest July on record
India plans to fell ancient forest to create 40 new coalfields : worldnews - MODI-fucked

Salmonella outbreak linked to onions expands to hundreds of people sickened in 43 states : worldnews
Deadly diseases from wildlife thrive when nature is destroyed, study finds : science

COVID-19 cases in India near 2.1 million, US death toll close to quarter of global total : worldnews
CDC Data Shows 207,000 'Excess Deaths' During Coronavirus Pandemic, Far Eclipsing 160,000 Confirmed Death Count (Trump will hit 300,000 easy by November)
Nationwide, 200,700 more people have died than usual from Mar 15 to Jul 25, according to CDC estimates, which adjust current death records to account for typical reporting lags..54,000 higher than the official count of coronavirus deaths for that period.


MA COVID-19 Data 8/8/20 (for real this time) : boston
320 New Confirmed Cases; 1.9% Positive - August 8 : CoronavirusMa - 112,173 total confirmed12 new deaths; 8500 total - 7 day positive rate down to 1.8%

State reports 12 new deaths, 320 new cases due to COVID-19 Saturday - The Boston Globe
(1) Interactive COVID-19 map showing recent trends per county and (2) downloadable csv files with case and death counts per day for each county starting March 24 : CoronavirusMa


Dr. Anthony Fauci says chance of coronavirus vaccine being highly effective is 'not great' : politics

A study finds that if the U.S. had introduced a uniform national mask mandate for employees of public-facing businesses on April 1, the number of deaths in the U.S. would likely have been 40 percent lower on June 1 (instead, Trumpublicans decided to kill 200,000 Americans)
Bill Gates: CDC's COVID-19 Response Was 'Muzzled' By White House : politics
Bill Gates thinks the COVID-19 pandemic won't be over until the end of 2021, even for the world's richest countries : worldnews

One-third of children hospitalized with COVID-19 require ICU care, CDC says : Coronavirus
55% of coronavirus patients still have neurological problems three months later: study : Coronavirus
Rare syndrome linked to COVID-19 found in nearly 600 U.S. children: CDC - Reuters - Aug 7 2020 : Coronavirus ... Multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C) is a rare but severe condition that shares symptoms with toxic shock and Kawasaki disease, including fever, rashes, swollen glands and, in severe cases, heart inflammation.
Asymptomatic people with coronavirus may hold the key to ending the pandemic - The Washington Post - New research suggests that some of us may be partially protected due to past encounters with common cold coronaviruses.

Infuriating new frontier in COVID19 disinformation. Here we have a professional-looking website claiming to present results from a randomized controlled trial of hydrochloroquine. No authors or affiliations are listed, just a twitter account. : Coronavirus
Arrivederci on Twitter: "The Twitter account "CovidAnalysis" is promoting COVID-19 misinformation /conspiracy theory on HCQ. This includes promoting suspicious websites framed as if they were scientific articles. @TwitterSafety @vijaya #MedTwitter https://t.co/esHzM4pgpt" / Twitter

They thought COVID-19 was a hoax, until they fell dangerously ill : Coronavirus
Political ideology predicts susceptibility to believing fake news about the novel coronavirus pandemic : Coronavirus (dumbfuck Republican assholes are stupid)

The coronavirus pandemic can destroy relationships - The Washington Post
Is now a good time to get pregnant? As the pandemic rages, many are saying 'no' - There could be 500,000 fewer babies next year.

97,000 children reportedly test positive for coronavirus in two weeks as schools gear up for instruction : Coronavirus
One-third of children hospitalized with COVID-19 require ICU care, CDC says : Coronavirus

America's Authoritarian Governor: Georgia had an early surge of the virus, and now cases are spiking again. Brian Kemp has refused to learn a thing
More than 200 students in Georgia are quarantining after the district's first week open saw several test positive for coronavirus : Coronavirus

Houston mayor says the city's coronavirus crisis could've been avoided if Texas's governor hadn't obstructed local efforts to control the outbreak : politics

Ohio to reach 100,000 COVID-19 cases in less than half the time it took to get to 50,000 : politics

Many who've died of COVID-19 in Florida's prisons were eligible for parole (Ron DeathSentence)
Former Florida State center Michael Ojo dies at 27 of heart attack after recovering from Covid. : Coronavirus

2.2% of students moving back to Iowa State University, test positive for Corona Virus in the only state mandating in person schooling with no mask policies. : Coronavirus

Hillary Clinton touts student suspended over crowded hallway photo: 'John Lewis would be proud' : politics

64-year-old woman says she was punched for wearing mask, supporting Biden : politics

Even the Official Motorcycle Brand of the Sturgis Rally Thinks the Mass Gathering Is Too Risky - If you hop on a hog without a helmet, you are endangering only yourself. But if you go about without a mask you are endangering others.
Harleys everywhere, masks nowhere: 80th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally draws thousands : Coronavirus

'Everyone tested positive': Covid devastates agriculture workers in California's heartland : Coronavirus


France and Germany pulled out of talks to reform the WHO because the US was trying to take control, according to a report : worldnews ... "The image of Deathcount Donnie bitching about somebody else's handling of the coronavirus, is tragically hysterical."

Canada Outpaces U.S., Recouping 55% of Jobs Lost to Pandemic- Bloomberg : worldnews
Canadians fed up with 'unwanted' American border crossers who think the pandemic is a 'farce'
B.C. premier calls restaurant patrons 'idiots' for abusing staff over COVID-19 health orders : worldnews

Today marks 99 days without Covid-19 community transmission in New Zealand : worldnews (women-led countries did much better than the macho-men)


Thousands of NHS staff to march in cities across UK to demand higher wages - More than 500 health workers have died so far following exposure to coronavirus. : worldnews


UN: At least nine children Yemeni killed by Saudi Arabia air raids in northern Yemen : worldnews


Thousands prepare to show anger in Beirut streets : worldnews
'Resign or hang' : Protesters in devastated Beirut turn fury on Lebanon's leaders
Beirut explosion: former port worker says fireworks stored in hangar : worldnews (complete muzfuckup)
A roar, an explosion, then a blank: An L.A. Times reporters ordeal in the Beirut blast

Australia's Morrison says US-China war no longer inconceivable : worldnews
Australia experiencing critical shortage of antidepressants, contraceptives and hormone replacement therapy : worldnews

U.S. sanctions Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam : worldnews
Swiss voting on a proposed law to make companies liable for human rights abuses that occur in connection with their activities abroad. This could also apply to the case of Hong Kong. : worldnews

Belarus: The three women who are attempting to bring down Europe's last dictator : worldnews

Saudi Prince Sent Hit Squad, Kidnapped Kids: Lawsuit - Two weeks after the assassination of Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi crown prince allegedly sent a death squad to Canada, targeting a former Saudi intelligence official, according to a new lawsuit.


The peaceful transition of power, a hallowed American tradition (Modern-day presidential version, circa 2021) : PoliticalHumor (his butt is way fatter than that)



Unwanted Truths: Inside Trump's Battles With U.S. Intelligence Agencies (dirty little commie Republifuck traitor)
Russia Continues Interfering in Election to Try to Help Trump, U.S. Intelligence Says - The New York Times

Opinion | Richard Blumenthal: The threat to U.S. elections is real, and frightening. The public has a right to know. - The Washington Post
Russia trying to undermine Biden in election, White House intelligence report says : worldnews
'I don't care' : Trump Responds To Intel That Russia Is Working To Get Him Elected Again
Rep. Schiff: Trump is "not going to think or believe ill of his friend Vladimir Putin" : politics
Russian election interference finds ready conduit in GOP senators : politics


U.S. Postal Service chief warns of 'dire' finances, adopts manager hiring freeze : news (no more mail for you, Dictator Trump says)
Friday Night Massacre at US Postal Service as Postmaster General -- a Major Trump Donor -- Ousts Top Officials -- America is in a dead sprint to authoritarianism. The man is pulling out all the stops to prevent the citizens of this country from holding a legitimate election in which he might face removal from office
Postal Service overhauls leadership as Democrats press for investigation of mail delays - The Washington Post

Trump admin's decision to cut census short could have dire consequences

Trump attempts to wrest tax and spending powers from Congress with new executive actions - The Washington Post - The actions aim to temporarily extend unemployment aid and eviction protections
We will get fooled again - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... Mitch McConnell and most of the Republican Senate conference prefer trolling and gimmicky buck-passing to governing and much of the political press keeps falling for the most obvious cons in the world.
Armashuvitz on Twitter: "@LemieuxLGM @daveweigel I mean look at this tripe. NYT is the only one with a responsible headline https://t.co/k9n6Z0QPyF" / Twitter
Virus aid talks collapse; no help expected for jobless now : Coronavirus

Let's remember that along with everything else, Donald Trump's a total pig. What kind of man was disco-era pals with Jeffrey Epstein and wishes Ghislaine Maxwell "well"? You know what kind : politics
Trump rape allegation: Judge refuses president's request to delay defamation suit brought by E Jean Carroll | Case can move forward with Ms Carroll's lawyers keen to begin discovery process, including obtaining sample of Mr Trump's DNA : politics


Trump cheered by golf club guests as he says they don't have to wear masks : politics
Trump hosted press conference filled with falsehoods at NJ golf club : politics

Trump antagonizes GOP megadonor Adelson in heated phone call : politics
Like Groundhog Day: Republicans fret over Trump's fading fortunes

We are only beginning to suffer the consequences of Trump's failures - How was the most powerful and advanced nation on earth brought so low? Of the various causes, one rises above all: The incompetence and selfishness of just one man.
What a Time to Be Governed by Callous Morons : politics
Should Trump Get Involved in Stalled Coronavirus Stimulus Talks? No Way, Republicans Say - involvement in negotiations is net negative.

New York AG Torches Trump Suggestion That NRA Can Move to Texas: They Must Answer for Deep-rooted Fraud

Trump's Long History Of Racism Laid Bare In New Ad
Vote Out Racism - YouTube


The Squad keeps getting bigger - progressive Democrats see wave of victories


Republicans paid huge, strange sums to Facebook and a mystery company for "list acquisition" : politics (Fuckerberg's plot deepens)

Bar Complaint Claims Kanye West's Campaign Lawyer is Violating the Rules by Simultaneously Working For Trump
Kanye West Short 1,300 Signatures: Illinois Elections Officials : politics
Complaints ask Wisconsin to keep Kanye West off presidential ballot
Kanye West removed from Illinois Presidential ballot after nearly 2,000 invalid signatures discovered : news

How Kristi Noem, Mt. Rushmore and Trump Fueled Speculation About Pences Job

After Elon Musk criticized Bernie Sanders' brand of socialism, Sanders took him to task for taking billions of dollars in government support : politics

Who amongst us can remember 2016 anyway - Lawyers, Guns & Money - This is from the original version of Maureen Dowds column this week. The one 800-word column a week she's paid six figures to write with the assistance of staff
David M. Perry on Twitter: "Maureen Dowd's personal and specific hatred of Hillary Clinton has had a measurably bad effect on our nation's trajectory." / Twitter
Katie Hill on Twitter: "@morninggloria I, too, would love an apology from Maureen Dowd, who said I was to blame for letting pictures be taken of me." / Twitter

The Congressional Primaries - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Another target for awhile of the left has been Richard Neal of Massachusetts and he is facing a strong primary opponent. But said opponent just got accused by the UMass College Democrats of sexual misconduct, so looks like Neal will be around another term at least.


I'm Not Scared' : She Faces Life in Prison After Allegedly Buying Red Protest Paint (in Trump's dictatorship)
Campus PC is out of control - Lawyers, Guns & Money - not saying that as attacks on free speech go it rises to the level of, say, Bari Weiss being denied her inalienable right not to be criticized, but nonetheless this seems pretty bad: Madalena McNeil is accused of buying red paint before a protest. Under aggressive new criminal charges, it could mean she spends the rest of her life in prison ... Palacios-Carbajal was accused of making threats with a gun in May. He fled when officers arrived on the scene, and officers gave chase. He stumbled to the ground three times, the third time appearing to point his gun at officers, who shot him 34 times.

Trump sent agents to quell unrest. But protest is what Portland does best. - The Washington Post

A new video shows another Black man in custody pleading, 'I can't breathe,' before his death : politics

N.Y.P.D. Besieges a Protest Leader as He Broadcasts Live - The New York Times - A helicopter and dozens of officers, some in tactical gear, were deployed for an arrest at a Manhattan apartment but withdrew after protesters arrived ... A police spokeswoman, Sgt. Jessica McRorie, said later that the officers were there to arrest him on charges that he had assaulted an officer by yelling in her ear with a megaphone ...

City of La Mesa Says Officer Involved in Controversial Arrest of Amaurie Johnson is No Longer Employed by City : news - Matt Dages is his name, never forget Matt Dages, total fuckercop asshole, Matt Dages, don't every hire Matt Dagesa ...

Falwell Taking Leave From Liberty University Amid Photo Uproar - The New York Times
Jerry Falwell's Zipper Has Been Down for Years - His bizarre Instagram picture is just the latest in a long line of bad decisions that have harmed Liberty University.
Bizzare Jerry Falwell Jr. Yacht Pictures were from 'Trailer Park Boys' Themed Party
Liberty University Unzipped - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Dinosaurs on Noahs Ark? Only at the Science-Free Creation Museum (KY Satangelical morons)

The National Park Service has warned against sacrificing slower friends in a bear attack 'even if the friendship has run its course' ... Black bear droppings are smaller and often contain berries, leaves, and possibly bits of fur. Grizzly bear droppings tend to contain small bells and smell of pepper ...

Sweatpants Forever: How the Fashion Industry Collapsed - The New York Times

A Private Equity Firm Bought Ancestry, and Its Trove of DNA, for $4.7B : technology

Researchers show that yields for wheat grown in indoor vertical farms under optimized growing conditions would be several hundred times higher than yields in the field due to higher yields, several harvests per year, and vertically stacked layers. : science

'The human cerebellum has almost 80% of the surface area of the neocortex.' When compared to a monkey brain, the researchers found that the monkey's cerebellum was only about 33% of the surface area, suggesting the cerebellum plays a role in distinctly human behaviours. : science


What gender double standard really annoys you ? : AskReddit

CaptainFunktastic comments on Who can beat my Mom according to 5 year old me?

Men and women of reddit who caught their significant others cheating, how did you do that? And what was your reaction? : AskReddit




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'Self-Centered Nationalism' Could Lead to War and Nuclear Disaster: Mayor of Hiroshima warned of ongoing dangers of nationalism and militarism on 75th anniversary of nuclear bombing of the Japanese city by United States on August 6, 1945. : worldnews
LGM Film Club, Part 49: Hiroshima - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Erik Loomis on Twitter: "The History Channel is truly a plague upon humanity." / Twitter

Canada's last fully intact Arctic ice shelf collapses
Both Republicans and Democrats tend to underestimate the percentage of adults in the U.S. population who think global warming is happening, are worried about it, and support climate policy : science
Climate crisis: Out-of-control wildfires in Arctic circle released more CO2 in two months than whole of 2019 - Smoke seen by satellites covering area equivalent to more than a third of Canada : worldnews

2020 Hurricane Season Expected to Be Most Active Since 1980s : worldnews ... Of course it is


Coronavirus US: death toll tops 160,000 : Coronavirus
Scott Gottlieb, MD on Twitter: "New analysis of 94 studies of coronavirus infection finds that the overall estimate of the proportion of people who become infected with SARS-CoV-2 and remain asymptomatic throughout infection was 20% - putting the average lower than prevailing convention. https://t.co/LyXVkeihZY" / Twitter (means way more than 160K killed by Trumpublicans)
More Americans Have Died Due to COVID19 Than the Vietnamese and Korean Wars COMBINED : Coronavirus

How Will the COVID-19 Pandemic Change World History? - A Historian of Economic Crisis on the World After COVID-19 (anthropocenic drastic change, the rich won the class war, bonds were always a hoax, authoritarian fuckers are a big problem, what to do about China, what are human values and can we choose?)


MA COVID-19 Data 8/7/20 : boston
320 New Confirmed Cases; 2.1% Positive - August 7 : CoronavirusMa


Gov. Baker Postpones Next Step in Reopening of Mass.; Forms COVID Enforcement Team : boston
Baker reduces limit on outdoor gatherings to 50 people - Boston Globe; August 7, 2020 : CoronavirusMa

good news for Boston--Mass ranked as #1 for fewest residents per mental healthcare provider...lord knows we need it : boston

Travel order increases demand on Cape virus testing sites : CoronavirusMa

Massachusetts allows school districts to contract out remote learning over using local teachers. : CoronavirusMa
Update on Reopening of Schools: August 7, 2020 - Cambridge Public Schools
UMass Amherst reverses plan for fall, most students not invited back to campus - The Boston Globe (town told them to fuck off)
Mount Holyoke reverses course, plans remote education for the fall - The Boston Globe
The tide begins to turn: Some Mass. school districts move forward with remote-only plans for fall - The Boston Globe
Cuomo clears New York schools statewide to open, carefully - The Boston Globe

Princeton University has reversed their plans, undergrads may no longer return to campus this year due to COVID-19 : Coronavirus (lookin' at you, Harvard, BU and NU)


Immunology Is Where Intuition Goes to Die - Which is too bad because we really need to understand how the immune system reacts to the coronavirus.

Bill Gates on Covid: Most US Tests Are 'Completely Garbage' (Jared cackles)
Serum Institute ties up with Gates Foundation, Gavi for Covid-19 vaccine at $3 per dose : worldnews
'It's Kitchen Sink Time' : Kitchen Sink Time: Fast, Less-Accurate Coronavirus Tests May Be Good Enough (hey, what's wrong with waiting a month for Jared to process your test?)
SARS-CoV-2 is highly susceptible to irradiation with ultraviolet light. High viral loads of SARS-CoV-2 can be inactivated in 9 minutes by UVC irradiation. UVC irradiation represents a suitable disinfection method for SARS-CoV-2. (American Journal of Infection Control, 4 August 2020) : science
AmazonSmile: Professional UVC and Ozone Sterilizer by CPAP1000 - Large Stainless Chamber with Double Rack: Industrial & Scientific
COVID-19 Studies Are Proving That Density Is Not the Enemy

Novel bunyavirus re-emerges in China : worldnews


A Season of Grief and Release: 5 Months of the Virus in New York City - The New York Times
How to Choose the Right New York City Suburb - The New York Times - alkable town, easy commute, good schools, waterfront access or something else?


Anti-maskers explain themselvesIf "If I'm going to get Covid and die from it, then so be it" ("and if I kill granny and a bunch of other people, it is what it is")

Health directors told to keep quiet as Fla. leaders pressed to reopen classrooms - News - The Palm Beach Post (you know who, and never any consequences)

Georgia student suspended after posting a photo of a crowded school hallway says it was 'good and necessary trouble' - CNN
Priorities - Lawyers, Guns & Money - It does not get much more Trumpy than suspending high school students not for failing to adhere to social distancing or masking practices but for taking pictures showing students not adhering to these practices ... Make sure to keep this in mind the next time a principal takes some time off from her developing the new plan to do random urine tests of the Physics club to announce that they could not possibly violate the autonomy of their students by enforcing masking requirements ...
Emily M. Farris on Twitter: "Shorts had to go past my fingertips or get sent home (unless I was wearing my dance team uniform which barely covered our butts)." / Twitter
BanALLTheAppsHat on Twitter: "I'm sure the North Paulding administrators, who thought they could suppress photos by suspending students who posted them on social media, are making intelligent, well-Informed decisions about student safety ("qualified immunity")

Mississippi schools not required to disclose COVID outbreaks : politics
Mississippi teacher's death during first week of school stokes COVID-19 fears
Within 11 days of schools opening, dozens of students and teachers have gotten COVID-19 : 'I truly wish we'd kept our children home'
"I'm sure two years from now, we're going to look back and say, 'what fools we were." Jonesboro School Superintendent (Arkansas)

Florida currently has 47 Hospitals with no remaining ICU beds : Coronavirus - Governor Rona DeathSentence
Gov. DeSantis: Restaurant workers don't need a negative COVID-19 test before returning to work (elect a stupid moron and die a painful death)

Group photo of Georgia 3rd grade class without masks sparks controversy : Coronavirus

'We cannot stop people' : 250,000 are expected at a South Dakota motorcycle rally
'Screw COVID' : Rally kicks off with defiant bikers in attendance (machoflakes with big penis-extenders might feel differently if they get intubated) and ... "Sturgis Rally 2020: BoomerRemover" ...



Priest who blasted 'lukewarm' congregants for not coming to mass over coronavirus fears gets Covid-19



Delta CEO: 'Well over 100 people' have been banned from flying after refusing to wear masks


Trump suggests that South Korea falsifies coronavirus death numbers : worldnews ... Trump redirected Covid reporting through the White House, so he could manipulate the data. Fat orange hypocrite.

Canadian dies after being held in U.S. immigration detention centre with COVID-19 outbreak - James Hill, a 72-year-old Canadian national in ICE custody passed away on Aug. 6, 2020 at the Farmville detention centre in Virginia after contracting COVID-19 at the crowded, squalid facility. : worldnews

United States government issues travel warning for New Zealand due to '23 active cases' : worldnews (NZ locks out Americans, Trump melts down, world laughs)

Australia arrests two for planning anti-lockdown protest : worldnews

Venezuela Is Forcing People Who Are Caught Not Wearing Masks Into Hard Labor : worldnews

India hits 2 million coronavirus cases as deaths pass 40,000 : worldnews ... still 90k less than MAGAland

Osaka's 'gargle mouthwash' push sparks hoarding, wide criticism : Osaka Governor Hirofumi Yoshimura doubled down on his suggestion that gargling mouthwash reduces the risk of novel coronavirus infections, fueling panic-buying and widening criticism from health experts about the unproven method



44,000 sign petition for France to take control of Lebanon: More than 40,000 people have signed a petition calling for France to take control of Lebanon following the deadly blast in Beirut. Critics say corruption and mismanagement by Lebanon's government was the cause : worldnews (muzfucks say in your dreams)
Anti-government protests break out in Beirut : worldnews (what "government?"
Searchers in Beirut recover more bodies days after blast
Doctored videos are already faking the cause of Beirut's explosion : worldnews
'Gift From God': Former Israeli Parliament Member Celebrates Beirut Explosion. The leader of Israel's far-right Zehut party, Moshe Feiglin, appeared to delete the Facebook post before Thursday afternoon. : worldnews


China caught stockpiling military equipment on India border amid tension : worldnews
China claims half of Tajikistan : worldnews
'They just pull up everything!' Chinese fleet raises fears for Galapagos sea life : worldnews
NBA and LeBron's hypocrisy on China is deafening - Orlando Sentinel -- China gets the NBA to shut up and dribble ... Somewhere, Laura Ingraham must be cackling.
Trump bans dealings with Chinese owners of TikTok, WeChat : worldnews
The US declared war on TikTok because it cant handle the truth (Fuckbook is worse)

Pakistan Borrows $1 Billion Chinese Loan To Pay Back $1 Billion Saudi Loan : worldnews

Rescue of 35 child workers triggers probe in India's factory hub : worldnews

South Korean lawmaker who wore short red dress to parliament has become a target of misogynistic abuse online, prompting debate about sexism and country's patriarchal taboos. 'The time will come when thissociety will accept women wearing comfortable clothes no matter what workplace,' she said ... the World Economic Forum ranks the country 115th out of 145 countries in gender equality. Women earn only two-thirds of what men earn, according to the Ministry of Employment and Labor.

16th Century Ottoman mosque vandalized in Greece : worldnews

Pope appoints six women to top roles on Vatican council in progressive step | World news : worldnews (popester does PR)

Gunman seizes hostages in a bank in French port city of Le Havre : worldnews

Left-wing MPs troll Poland's Andrzej Duda at his swearing-in with a powerful kaleidoscopic display of queer solidarity : worldnews

Children with Down's syndrome and autism were among those left for hours in court cells while they awaited legal representation or transport. The treatment of vulnerable people is a 'matter of embarrassment', custody watchdog says. : worldnews (UK/Tories)

Trump's 'maximum pressure' campaign against Iran got US in a 'really bad place' : Chief nuclear negotiator (Trump bullying not working)


Saudi Crown Prince sent hit squad to Canada, exiled spy chief alleges : worldnews

Canada to retaliate 'dollar for dollar' after U.S. slaps 10% tariff on aluminum, and could focus on products that would cause pain in electoral districts held by key Republicans : worldnews

Trump's Bans on TikTok, WeChat Could Hit U.S. Tech Giants in China - Bloomberg - The latest executive orders targeting China could be deep and damaging. Brace for impact.

Pompeo Warned Russia Against Bounties on U.S. Troops in Afghanistan - The New York Times


40 million Americans are at risk of eviction without a stimulus bill : politics
32% of Americans had outstanding housing payments at the beginning of August : news
Attempt to pass relief bill founders because Senate Republicans refuse to seriously negotiate - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Republicans rely on that hazy blame-everyone coverage mentality to run against the failures that their lassitude and obstruction create. It's hard for voters to discern who caused the wreck or how to avoid another. So these stories in a small way perpetuate the disfunction. (it's "Congress's " fault)

Advisers to President Trump hesitated to give military options and warned adversaries over fears he might start a war - CNNPolitics (had to warn foreign countries)
Iranians get SMS barrage offering millions for info on U.S. election hacking - Reuters

u/hobbykitjr lists the connections between Trump, Justice Kavanaugh, the Russians, and Deutsche Bank. : bestof

Trump Blasted for Naming 'War Criminal' and Iran-Contra Convict Elliott Abrams as Iran Envoy (he loves his war criminals)

Trump chooses for ambassador to Germany a racist Fox commentator who is pro-Putin and anti-Merkel : politics

He's gonna live forever tho ... (wait, what?)

Sally Yates blows up Republican conspiracies and falsehoods : politics
Appeals court revives House lawsuit for McGahn's testimony

Trump and Barr used a loophole to deploy the National Guard to U.S. cities. It's time to close it. A path has been laid for future presidents to make the National Guard their own personal security force. Unless we act, we are inviting future abuses. : politics ... The loophole the federal government is using to deploy the BORDER PATROL to US cities (outside of DC) is from the bipartisan DHS Act, which expanded the already-problematic amount of power the Border Patrol held in the 100-mile border zone since 1953 to essentially unlimited revocation of rights and civil protections. I wonder why NBC News doesn't want to tell us the truth about that. Could it be that no major candidate for high office and virtually no sitting legislators today wants to repeal it so as to actually remove these powers from the Executive and our corporate press doesn't want us to understand that?

Trump Has Launched a Three-Pronged Attack on the Election - The Atlantic - Trump thinks he has a trio of tricks up his sleeve for November: Slow the mail, rely on Republican state legislatures to deem Election Day a failure with so many votes still uncounted, and decry as illegitimate all vote-counting that persists past Election Day, and certainly past December 8.
Trump is in electoral hot water. It could be even worse for him by November | Art Cullen | Opinion | The Guardian - Trump says the only way he can lose is through election fraud. In fact, it seems more likely that the only way he can win is through fraud

The Hatch Act Is for Suckers: The president is going to give his RNC acceptance speech from the South Lawn of the White House. Because who's going to stop him? : politics

'Live and Let Die' Plays At Trump Ohio Speech And Twitter Loses It - It was a tasteless choice, considering the U.S. coronavirus death toll has topped 160,000 and is projected to reach 300,000 by December.
'Live and Let Die' Plays At Trump Ohio Speech And Twitter Loses It
How a single sentence in The Atlantic annihilated Trump's coronavirus response
Time Dumps Donald Trump Into A Sea Of Surging Coronavirus For New Magazine Cover : politics
TIME on Twitter: "TIME's New cover : How COVID-19 changed everything about the 2020 election (haha, they don't show his face, now let's put Fauci on the cover, please)
Trump Hoaxed America - YouTube - "The hoax is coming from inside the White House"
The Lincoln Project on Twitter: "Wow. https://t.co/hoEifgc8Ed" / Twitter


Will Trump face real consequences for his crimes? The answer will haunt America's future


Political malpractice: Four years in, Trump has no health care plan and wants to destroy the one Americans do have : politics
Thanks to Trumpism, the Republican Party is beyond redemption : politics
Trump, losing grip on GOP, wields less clout as crises mount - Los Angeles Times
Trump, losing his grip on GOP, wields less influence as crises mount : politics
Trump's desperate attacks are revealing the scam Republicans have been pulling for years ... "weaponizing God-talk" ... using Bible as a totem, uttering mantras he barely understands ...
GOP senators tip-toe around Trump as the party faces growing political dangers ahead of Nov. 3 : politics

Donald Trump is losing the culture wars - POLITICO - The Democratic attempt to crush the NRA is unlikely to do much for his reelection ... His law-and-order rhetoric isn't registering with suburban voters. One of his leading evangelical supporters, Jerry Falwell Jr., was just photographed with his zipper down. Immigration isn't provking the response it did in 2016, and NASCAR has spurned the president. (convicting big crooks is "culture war")
NRA: having financial troubles and facing lawsuits and investigations - The NRA is facing lawsuits and investigations for possible financial misconduct while losing the influence it once had on American leadership.

Jared Kushner's Receipts Tell a Story of Deadly Negligence

In a loss for Trump, judge says woman who accused him of rape can proceed with defamation suit : politics
Trump long has relied on nondisclosure deals to prevent criticism. That strategy may be unraveling. : politics

The Great Escape: Donald John Trump's Exit Strategy - Where does the President go from here? (beside life in prison) ... enthusiasm for cheating to keep a low-IQ mobster in office seems to be on the wane, even among Republicans ...
Republicans against Trump: 'We will not make the same mistake this November'
'Lying draft dodger' : Republican veterans release attack ad against Trump

Kanye Admits His Presidential Bid Will Takes Votes Away From Biden: I'm Not Denying It ('Slavery was a choice' DumbFuckye is a Trumpster +KKKanye)
At least 6 Republican operatives, some tied to Trump camp, working to get Kanye West on the 2020 ballot : politics
What the Hell Is Kanye West's Campaign About?

'Most Deranged I've Ever Seen' : Critics Rip Trump's 'Desperate' Attack On Biden ... "Take away your guns, destroy your Second Amendment. No religion, no anything. Hurt the Bible. Hurt God. He's gainst God. He's against guns. He's against energy. Our kind of energy" (he forgot gays)

Trump mocked after calling Thailand 'Thighland' in latest speech blunder ... Dinesh D'Souza, the conservative commentator who pleaded guilty to a felony for making illegal campaign contributions but was pardoned by Trump, is claiming "Thighland" is actually the correct pronunciation. So be prepared for your Fox News-loving relatives ask if you've ever had "Thigh food" ... Welcome to 2020 where everything is made up and the truth doesn't matter. That's the truth is like pants in a Zoom meeting.
Emily Brandwin on Twitter: "Thighland Hill, the dumbest of all the dumb hills https://t.co/3OASigTlQz" / Twitter

Sensitive to claims of bias, Facebook relaxed misinformation rules for conservative pages (Fuckerberg is a dirty little commie)

Opinion | The Trump fiasco just got worse. That gives Biden a hidden opening. - The Washington Post
Trumps desperate attacks are revealing the scam Republicans have been pulling for years

US officials: Russia denigrating Biden ahead of election
This Friday News Dump Is Radioactive : A new U.S. intelligence assessment finds Russia is once again interfering in an American election to help Donald Trump.
U.S. Intelligence: GOP Is Accepting Russian Help for Trump - Trump and his Republican allies in Congress are actively cooperating with Russia's campaign.
Russia Working to Damage Joe Biden's White House Bid, U.S. Intelligence Agencies Say - In public report, senior counterintelligence official says China prefers Trump lose, Iran aims to undermine U.S. democracy
Seeing Trump as 'unpredictable' China would prefer he not win reelection, intelligence official says

Biden Bucks Progressives, Wont Denounce Israeli Occupation (says he's fine with genocidal apartheid)
Right-wing media defanged as anti-Biden storylines disintegrate - Axios (hard to focus on Sleep Joe Biden when Trump does so much shit every day, the Haberputz manuever is blocked)
Over 300 DNC delegates, members urge Biden to pick Bass for VP - POLITICO
Young minorities show overwhelming support for Biden: poll : politics
Poll: Biden has strong lead over Trump in Michigan : politics
MSNBC Supercut Shows How Every Trump Line Of Attack On Biden Can Backfire : politics
Trump Tries To Portray Joe Biden As A Racist | Morning Joe | MSNBC - YouTube

Facebook removes 200,000-strong QAnon group : technology

Jaime Harrison tied in SC's US Senate race with Lindsey Graham, new poll says

Joe Lieberman's Son Is Running For Senate. He Also Wrote A Book Filled With Racist Tropes. | HuffPost - Joe Liebermans Son Is Running For Senate. He Also Wrote A Book Filled With Racist Tropes.The president of the Georgia NAACP called the novel disturbing, and said Matt Lieberman should drop out of the contest.

Tennessee shatters record for absentee ballots, with more than 100,000 people voting by mail : politics (TN Supreme Court decides pandemic is a hoax and says no mail-in ballots for November)

Man Whose Own Children Denounced His Views as Racist Wins Missouri House Primary : politics

'I can say anything I want' : Michigan official defends using racist slur while refusing to wear a mask ... "A n----r is a n----r is a n----r. That's not a person whatsoever." ... Tom Eckerle, who was elected to his position on the Leelanau County Road Commission in 2018 ... "Black Lives Matter has everything to do with taking the country away from us"

Jerry Falwell Jr., a prominent evangelical supporter of Trump, on indefinite leave of absence from Liberty U.
Liberty University tells Jerry Falwell Jr. to 'take an indefinite leave of absence' (his dick hanging out did it)
Eschaton: Falling Well - Take just one photo of your unzipped pants..

Abolish the Police? Those Who Survived the Chaos in Seattle Arent So Sure - Business owners describe a harrowing experience of calling for help and being left all alone.

Milwaukee police chief demoted over tear-gas use, other concerns - Among the issues questioned by the board was ordering officers to fire tear gas and pepper spray at protesters demonstrating over George Floyd's death

Utah protesters face charges with potential life sentence ... for splashing red paint ...

Incremental Change Is a Moral Failure - Mere reform won't fix policing.

Good White Parents - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Clearly the problem in the discussion about race and education on this blog is my lack of understanding for white parents.


Louisiana man serving life for $30 marijuana sale set to be released under deal with DA : news

Rape suspect released in Virginia at height of coronavirus pandemic allegedly killed accuser - The Washington Post - Ibrahim Bouaichi then shot himself as police closed in Wednesday, leaving him in critical condition


Photo essay: The 1975 battle for civil rights on Carson Beach - The Boston Globe (racist Irish assoles)


The case against American truck bloat (killer trucks and Karen's in SUVs)


Hackers flood dozens of Reddit communities with pro-Trump posts : news


Supporters of religious violence are more likely to claim they're familiar with religious concepts that don't exist : science

1984 made some accurate predictions but were actually living in the Brave New World

What is something you don't understand about humanity? (its inhumanity)

About 27 human genes have been renamed in the past year because Excel misread their symbols as dates. : worldnews


What are dark secrets about the Porn Industry that people should know? : AskReddit




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Japan marks 75 years since Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bomb attacks : worldnews (and forget a bunch of comparable horrible shit they did)
Hiroshima and Nagasaki 75 years later - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Japan denies claims that prime minister Shinzo Abe is seriously ill : worldnews ... "seriously" = "dead"


A History of Hurricanes in America and the Devastation They Have Wrought - The New York Times


How the US Has Uniquely Failed to Control the Coronavirus - The New York Times - Yet even with all of these problems, one country stands alone, as the only affluent nation to have suffered a severe, sustained outbreak for more than four months: the United States (Make America Dead Again)
The COVID-19 death toll in the United States is expected to reach nearly 300,000 by December 1st according to a new forecast by the University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME). Consistent mask-wearing beginning today could save an estimated 70,000 lives. : Coronavirus
Corona case count in the US reaches 5 Million, 1.5% of the countries population. : Coronavirus

With Old Allies Turning Against Her, Birx Presses On Against the Coronavirus - The New York Times - Dr. Deborah L. Birx, the White House coronavirus response coordinator, has found herself a woman without a country, denounced by Democrats and called "pathetic" by the president (who is pretty pathetic himself)


MA COVID-19 Data 8/6/20 : boston
1.39% Positive Rate over Last 14 Days excluding Stop the Spread cities/towns : boston
162 New Confirmed Cases; 1.4% Positive - August 6 : CoronavirusMa
Mass. reports 162 new confirmed coronavirus cases, 32 new deaths - The Boston Globe


Christian nationalism was the leading predictor that Americans engaged in incautious COVID19 behavior: Eating in restaurants, visiting family/friends, or gathering with 10+ persons (though not attending church). It was the 2nd strongest predictor for not wearing a mask or sanitizing/washing hands : science
What should we learn from this COVID-19 pandemic? : AskReddit


An 'Increasing Number' Of Infectious People Have Dined At Restaurants in D.C. City Officials Say ... Contact tracing has revealed ...

New York's coronavirus infection rate drops below 1% as deaths plummet

Pa. recommends no school sports until 2021: Gov. Wolf : Coronavirus


But 70 percent to 90 percent would need to get vaccinated to control the viruss spread
Even Asymptomatic People Carry the Coronavirus in High Amounts - The New York Times - Researchers in South Korea found that roughly 30 percent of those infected never develop symptoms yet probably spread the virus.

Kodak is reportedly under SEC investigation after its stock price exploded more than 2,757% : worldnews (Jared cackles)

Hydroxychloroquine should not be used to treat or prevent coronavirus, the government's official COVID-19 evidence taskforce has recommended. Most major Australian hydroxychloroquine trials have now shut down. (dumb Donnie has a fit)
Body temperature screening to identify SARS-CoV-2 infected young adult travellers is ineffective : Coronavirus
People are having seizures, losing vision and dying after drinking hand sanitizer, CDC warns : Coronavirus
[UCSF] One More Reason to Wear a Mask: You'll Get Less Sick From COVID-19

Pandemic threatens wave of homelessness as 23 million Americans face eviction : Coronavirus
Millennials report more stress than older Americans during pandemic : Coronavirus
39% of younger millennials say the Covid-19 recession has them moving back home : Coronavirus


Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine says he's tested positive for coronavirus (damn, he was about the shake hands with Trump)

Florida COVID cases now past 510,000 as the state sees 7,650 new infections : Coronavirus
Coronavirus: Florida reports 7,650 new COVID-19 cases, 120 resident deaths : Coronavirus

href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/06/us/north-paulding-high-school-coronavirus-georgia.html"> The Photo Does Not Look Good': Georgia School's Crowded Halls Go Viral -- A student was suspended for five days for posting images of packed hallways at North Paulding High School, her mother said.
Student suspended after showing fellow students without masks : news

Florida man who visited wife for last goodbye dies of coronavirus : Coronavirus

116 students in Corinth, Mississippi, quarantine after six students and one teacher test positive for the coronavirus - The Washington Post (Fuckassippi)

Raucous parties, young adults fueling Californi COVID-19 crisis (
'Don't be like me' : College student talks about getting COVID-19 after Iowa party


NJ Woman Arrested for Assaulting Transplant Patient Who Asked Her to Wear Mask : Coronavirus


"One of the Largest Non-Nuclear Explosions Ever" British Experts conclude explosive force of Beirut Blast was 1 to 1.5 Kilotons in TNT equivalent, far higher then initial estimates of 300 tons (muzfucks nuked themselves and a bunch of innocent people but COVID reduced the death toll bc no one was working)
Beirut explosion: 300,000 homeless, 100 dead and food stocks destroyed : worldnews
Beirut Port Officials Will Be Placed Under House Arrest After Explosion : worldnews - So I'm guessing the judges who ignored the repeated requests from port staff to remove the material get off scott free? ... The court has determined that the court is innocent of all charges. Case dismissed ... (praise Allah)
Authorities knew ammonium nitrate stored at Beirut port was dangerous: Customs head. The Lebanese judiciary was notified six times that the ammonium nitrate stored at Beirut Port was dangerous and customs officials asked to re-export it. Permission was never granted. : worldnews ... Let me get this straight: The country's grain reserves were stored next to a warehouse packed with almost 3,000 tons of ammonium nitrate, next to a fireworks warehouse? And some dude walked into the fireworks warehouse and went to town with a welding torch?
'Revolution': Angry crowds in Beirut urge Macron to help bring change : worldnews ... You know what's ellling? He's the first head of state to visit the site. Before the Lebanese president ...
Negligence probed in deadly Beirut blast amid public anger
After Twin Explosions, an 'Apocalypse' in Lebanon (deeply disfunctional political "Ponzi scheme" +COVID saved thousands of lives)
I have no idea how Im not dead: A Post correspondent recalls doomful night in Beirut
Closest footage so far of the Beirut Lebanon blast : videos
USCSB - YouTube
For some scary perspective: Beirut AN Blast overlaid from Black Falcon : boston (if it had been Boston)

China has sentenced a third Canadian citizen to death on drug charges amid a steep decline in relations between the two countries. The Guangzhou Municipal Intermediate Court announced Xu Weihong's penalty on Thursday and said an alleged accomplice, Wen Guanxiong, had been given a life sentence.
Google pulls 2,500 China-linked YouTube channels over disinformation : worldnews
US Navy seizes ship carrying medical supplies from China to Iran : worldnews (Jared)

Australia will employ 100 new cyber detectives to hunt down paedophiles and other online criminals who operate on the dark web. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the new strategy would protect essential infrastructure and services, Australian businesses that operate online and families. : worldnews

Three arrested and charged over putting LGBT flags on Warsaw statues : worldnews (anti-gay Jesus is happy)

Beirut explosion: 300,000 homeless, 100 dead and food stocks destroyed : worldnews

UK Ministers waste #150m buying faulty masks from investment banker - "We do not understand how Government came to place a #250m contract with a family-owned hedge fund at the direction of a box fresh #100 company owned by an advisor to Liz Truss." (it's not that hard to understand Tory corruption)
Beavers win legal "right to remain" on the River Otter : worldnews

Former Saudi Official Accuses the Crown Prince of Trying to Kill Him - The New York Times - Saad Aljabri, a former top intelligence official, filed suit in Washington alleging that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman sent a team of agents to Canada to kill him. (Bonesaw threw his kids in torture-prison, visits daily)


Elliott Abrams, convicted of lying about Iran-Contra, named special representative for Iran - CBS News (of course)

US jumps into top 25 countries on 'Misery index'

We Are Headed To A Crisis In November : politics

The Pandemic Benefit Seems So Great Because Actual Wages Are Insanely Low : politics
Pelosi On Republicans: 'Perhaps You Mistook Them For Somebody Who Gives A Damn' (top comment for link and Cramer is a total idiot fucker)
Senators head home as coronavirus talks stall - POLITICO (It is what it isn't)

50 Percent of White Folks Admit That They Will Happily Condemn Us All to Four More Years of Excruciating Hell : politics ... Roughly 50 percent of white voters would vote to re-elect Republican President Donald Trump if the election were held today, according to a new poll by Hill-HarrisX.
Heartland Poll Release: Biden Leads in Midwest Focus on Rural America - The survey shows former Vice President Joe Biden with a 52-41 lead over President Trump across these four states, with 6 percent saying they are undecided at this juncture. This includes 48 percent who say that they will definitely vote for Biden, compared with 34 percent who say they will definitely vote for Trump (in case you're wondering, "Heartland" = IA, MI, MN and WI)

Let's not ignore the serial foreign policy failures of this administration


Deutsche Bank Gives Up Trump Records Under Subpoena : politics
NY AG Letitia James to make 'major' announcement after Deutsche Bank turns over Trump finances
'See you in court' ACLU files nearly 400 cases versus Trump

Obama-Appointed Judge Says 'It is what it is' While Fast-Tracking Case Against Trump Admin ... "and that's that" ...

Trump's mail-in voting falsehoods are part of a wide campaign to discredit the election

Trump's going to say crazy and stupid things to distract voters. Ignore them ... "Is the media going to take its own advice? No."

Trumps Last Gasp Could Be a Supreme Court Justice in January - The potential for a last-minute conservative SCOTUS appointment by a defeated Trump and a defanged McConnell is real and frightening.
Sotomayor Blasts Conservative Justices for Enabling Jailers Who Were 'indifferent' About COVID-19 Threat to Inmates
The Party of Death - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Yesterday, the Supreme Court stayed a District Court order requiring Orange County Jail to take preventative measures to prevent further outbreaks, in perhaps the cruelest use of its shadow docket yet:

Republican Military Veterans Turn On Trump In New Attack Ad Airing On Fox News : politics
NEW AD: Republican Vets Against Trump - YouTube
New Lincoln Project ad crowns Jared Kushner 'Secretary of Failure' (also see Trump v Trump and Trump playing his air accordian)
Secretary Of Failure - YouTube
It has suddenly dawned on Senate Republicans: They're doomed : politics
Republicans fear disaster in November : politics ... "They are the disaster" ...
American Bridge posts 1,043-page Trump oppo book online - POLITICO - It wants other Democratic groups to have at it ... After spending years investigating Donald Trump, his grifter family, and cabinet of cronies, American Bridge 21st Century has compiled the most extensive and exhaustive public file on the president ...
Trump: The Next Lost Cause? - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The Lost Cause offered former Confederates and their descendant Wayne LaPierre doesns a salve for the past. According to this mythology about the Civil War, the South was the victim, even in defeat

It has suddenly dawned on Senate Republicans: They're doomed ... Gosh, Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) must be very concerned ... Republicans are worried now? Hey, it is what it is.

New polling suggest Trump's position has stabilized - CNNPolitics ... His position is no longer deteriorating. (wildly popular with 45% of Americans)

/ [Megathread] NY Attorney General Moves to Dissolve the NRA After Fraud Investigation : politics (Putin's funding pipeline to Trump)
New York AG Letitia James Announces NRA Lawsuit Centered on Wayne LaPierre - Letitia James Just Demonstrated That She's a Big-Game Hunter - Wayne LaPierre doesn't need a bigger boat, but he damn sure needs a better alibi.
New York Attorney General Sues N.R.A. and Seeks Its Closure : politics
NRA Plans to Spend 'Tens of Millions' in Battleground States NRA has added 1,000 new members each day since June

On the electoral defense, Trump claims without foundation that Biden opposes God - The Boston Globe (said the Antichrist)
Biden's Milwaukee Trip Is Canceled, and So Is a Normal Presidential Campaign - The Democrats bowed to the realities of the pandemic and canceled the major in-person speeches that were still planned for their convention this month.

Watch: Biden Says He Wouldn't stand In The Way Of A Trump Prosecution ("Imma not gonna pull a Barry" ne said)
Opinion | If Biden wins, the post-Trump corruption purge will have to be epic - The Washington Post
If Biden wins, the post-Trump corruption purge will have to be epic : politics

Sanders Bill to Tax 'Pandemic Windfall' of Billionaires Would Empower Medicare to Cover Every American for One Year
Biden, Just Say Yes on Medicare for All! | Covid-19 gives you the perfect reason to change your mind. : politics

One American is dying every 80 seconds from coronavirus as Trump shrugs off death toll: 'It is what is is'
CNN's Burnett presses Navarro on hydroxychloroquine in combative interview: 'You're an economist, not a scientist'
Peter Navarro Cites 'Dilbert' Cartoonist to Prove Experts Wrong on Hydroxy (idiot Scott Adams, Trumper)

How Did American Apparel Creep Dov Charney Get a Military Contract? - The disgraced American Apparel founde new firm didnt just score a deal with the U.S. Air Force. It's certified under a program intended for small businesspeople of color.
Devin Nunes Can't Sue Esquire Over Report on Family Farm He Doesn't Control, Judge Rules ... dismissed with prejudice a defamation lawsuit filed by Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) against Hearst Magazine Media, Inc., and Ryan Lizza, a journalist and political analyst.

u/PositiveResonanceSgn talks about the sick sociopathic ICE agents that take joy in destroying families in NetflixDocumentary that Trump tried to stop from being released: Immigration Nation

Trump Campaign Busted For Deceptively Manipulating Biden Photos In New Ad : politics ... Hard to believe a man that has cheated on all three of his wives would do something so dishonest.

Kanye West's bizarre 'campaign' is designed to help Trump ... "Slavery was a choice!"

'Inside Out of Shadows' : The Bonkers Hollywood-Pedophilia 'Documentary' QAnon Loves ... film features stuntmen-conspiracy theorists alleging Hollywood is run by Satanists and pedophiles. It's racked up tens of millions of YouTube views.

Trump Disputing Election A Worry For Facebook Employees - Facebook employees collected evidence showing the company is giving right-wing pages preferential treatment when it comes to misinformation (Fuckerberg working for the Trumpster)
Facebook removes troll farm posing as African-American support for Donald Trump - Facebook also removed hundreds of fake accounts linked to conservative media outlet The Epoch Times (haha it's Putin)
A TikTok video told Democrats to vote after Election Day, violating the platform s rules ... Republican Hype House video ... Democrats should vote Nov 4)


The Supreme Court invented qualified immunity. Now, a judge's blistering opinion shows why it must go.

Rudi Giuliani wildly claims Black Lives Matter are a 'domestic terror group' who 'hate whtie men in particular' ... said the longtime domestic terrorist ...

Body camera video shows Cleveland police officer pepper sprayed peaceful protester in the face : news

One tweet tried to identify a copthen five people were charged with felony harassmentIs retweeting an officer's photo cyber harassment? (snowflake abusive copsters)

Report: 19 Women Detail Toxic Work Environment, 'Boys Club' At The Nashville Police Department


N.J. landlord allegedly 'demanded' sexual favors in exchange for housing, feds say


LGM Film Club, Part 48: Trotsky - Lawyers, Guns & Money


Turning carbon dioxide into liquid fuel. Scientists have discovered a new electrocatalyst that converts carbon dioxide (CO2) and water into ethanol with very high energy efficiency, high selectivity for the desired final product and low cost. : science

TIL that there's no evidence that depression is caused by low levels of seratonin. This has been known for decades, and neuroscientists have been trying to debunk this myth to the public for years. The actual mechanism of antidepressants is unknown.


The Strange Science of Memory




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Record-setting summer temperatures across Siberia opening up Batagaika megaslump, which locals call "gateway to the underworld" at unprecedented pace. Currently world's largest megaslump at about 1 kilometer in length and 100 meters deep, it continues to grow in size and depth. ("the jaws of hell" are opening, also ... giant sperm)


'The Biggest Monster' Is Spreading -- and It's Not the Coronavirus -- Tuberculosis kills 1.5 million people each year. Lockdowns and supply-chain disruptions threaten progress against the disease as well as H.I.V. and malaria.


Bank of America experiencing major online glitch, $0 displaying in accounts : news

TIL The American Red Cross built exactly 6 homes for Haiti with nearly half a billion dollars in donations : todayilearned


US adds 1,300 virus deaths in 24 hours : Coronavirus
Virus testing in the US is dropping, even as deaths mount : Coronavirus (Trump for the win while Jared cackles)


Mass. reports 438 new confirmed coronavirus cases, 9 new deaths : CoronavirusMa


"Significant IT issues are impacting the production of today's data report. It will be posted as soon as it is available

If A Second COVID-19 Wave Is On The Horizon In Mass., Experts Say There's A Good Chance We'll See It Coming : boston
Experts say act now or another COVID-19 surge is coming in Massachusetts : Coronavirus
Gov. Baker says he could roll back reopening if COVID-19 uptick continues : boston

Novel Coronavirus Antibody Study - TrialSpark (free at home antibody test)

Rhode Islanders who travel to nearby states, including Mass., now have to quarantine - The Boston Globe - rising coronavirus rates have also put it on quarantine lists in Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey

Should Boston-area universities open up for in-person, residential education? : boston
With All Due Caution : Commentary about BU university affairs - It would be especially helpful for the BU community if you could let us know if you have had a workplace adjustment request turned down, or have been put under pressure not to carry through on a request.
Carl T. Bergstrom on Twitter: "Bullshit from university administrators is not exactly thin on the ground, but one rarely sees it enriched to this high a grade. Amazing story via @bhrenton." / Twitter (BU capitalist admins want instructors to die for theie capital)

Boston Joins Somerville And Cambridge In Announcing No Full-Time, In-Person School This Fall : boston
Somerville Public Schools will start fall with all remote learning amid coronavirus : CoronavirusMa
Wayland To Begin School Year Fully Remote : CoronavirusMa
Question ONLY for people with kids currently in daycare (No judgement please) : CoronavirusMa

Some people have to play their little games - Lawyers, Guns & Money - College administrators, academic and sporting, continue to pretend that Everything Is Fine: ... (Imagine the outrage theres going to be among parents writing rent checks when students who signed year-long leases are told three weeks into them that they will not be attending any classes in person for the remainder of the year).

Close the bars and bail them out - Lawyers, Guns & Money - There is, as Yglesias says, no way indoor drinking and dining among strangers can practically be made safe:

Mr. Bartley's Burger Cottage Is Up for Sale : boston

Nationwide Mask Mandate in April Would Likely Have Saved Nearly 40,000 American Lives, Study Finds : Coronavirus (the Death Party is killing a lot of people)

The Winter Will Be Worse: When socializing outside gets harder in much of the U.S., daily life will get more dismal, and the virus might spread even further. : Coronavirus


Why the Second Wave of the 1918 Spanish Flu Was So Deadly - History - The virus infected 500 million people worldwide and killed an estimated 20 million to 50 million victims -- that's more than all of the soldiers and civilians killed during World War I combined. While the global pandemic lasted for two years, a significant number of deaths were packed into three especially cruel months in the fall of 1918 ... From September through November of 1918, the death rate from the Spanish flu skyrocketed. In the United States alone, 195,000 Americans died from the Spanish flu in just the month of October ... Amerian Red Cross's refusal to use trained African American nurses until the worst of the pandemic had already passed ... President Woodrow Wilson contracted the Spanish flu during the World War I peace negotiations in Paris in April 1919 ... The mortality rate of the third wave was just as high as the second wave, but the end of the war in November 1918 removed the conditions that allowed the disease to spread so far and so quickly. Global deaths from the third wave, while still in the millions, paled in comparison to the apocalyptic losses during the second wave (the military was a super-spreader)


Scientists Uncover Biological Signatures of the Worst Covid-19 Cases - The New York Times - Studies of patients with severe cases of Covid-19 show the immune system lacks its usual coordinated response.
Two-thirds of nurses who recovered from Covid-19 suffering post-viral fatigue : Coronavirus
COVID-19 may have lasting effects on some children's brains : Coronavirus
Tall people are twice as likely to contract coronavirus, new study reveals : Coronavirus ... "5'10 will be the new 6'5"
N95 masks unsafe to use after 2nd sterilization: Winnipeg hospital study : Coronavirus
3B Lumin CPAP Cleaner - Ozone Free UVC CPAP Mask and Accessory Sanitizer and Disinfectant - Walmart.com - Walmart.com
Why health experts can't figure out coronavirus surge: 'No access to data' (Jared is sittig on all your data)


New York City reported zero COVID-19 deaths for three straight days : Coronavirus
New York City will set up checkpoints to enforce quarantine for travelers : Coronavirus


Exclusive: Gov. Ron DeSantis Acknowledges State's Unemployment System Was Built With 'Pointless Roadblocks' To Pay Out 'Least Numbr of Claims (Republcans doing their fuck things up thing)

Chicago public schools to hold all classes online this fall : Coronavirus
Mounting research paints a bleak picture for schools trying to reopen. Most large schools can expect coronavirus cases within 1 week. : Coronavirus
Covid-19 may spread more easily in schools than thought, report warns : Coronavirus
Students at school touted by Pence for reopening must quarantine due to COVID-19 : Coronavirus
Christian youth camp linked to dozens of new COVID-19 cases, Michigan official says : Coronavirus

Georgia second grader tests positive for coronavirus after attending the first day of school : Coronavirus
In their first week back, East Tennessee schools are already seeing COVID cases. Will this work? : Coronavirus
More students at MS high school test positive for COVID-19 : Coronavirus
(TN) Greeneville High School football cancels first game of the season, multiple players test positive for COVID-19 : Coronavirus
Coronavirus News: 30 teachers among 74 DOE employees to die of COVID-19 : Coronavirus

Churchgoer spreads coronavirus to at least 91 others after single service : Coronavirus (Ohio fucking itself)

Florida reports 5,409 new cases and 225 new deaths : Coronavirus
Florida Surpasses 500,000 Coronavirus Cases, Adds 225 More Virus Deaths : Coronavirus
Three Pensacola family members die from COVID-19 within days of each other : Coronavirus

Georgia tops 200,000 cumulative COVID cases less than one month after hitting 100,000 : Coronavirus

1,245 new coronavirus cases, 51 additional deaths in Mississippi : Coronavirus

Southwest Airlines no longer wiping down armrests and seat belts between each flight : Coronavirus

Woman asked for compassionate release. The warden refused. She just died of COVID-19 : Coronavirus

Bachelorette party accused of behaving badly, coughing on employee at Nashville restaurant : Coronavirus

Arlington GOP leader posts names, numbers of those who complained about mask violations : Coronavirus

Expecting 250K to attend . . . and then go home. : Coronavirus (supermacho motorcycle/dimbulb Trumper rally)


UK Police drag father from dying daughter's bedside : worldnews

Interpol warns of 'alarming rate' of cyberattacks amid pandemic : worldnews
11,000 New Zealanders have lost their jobs - and 10,000 of them were women : worldnews

60% in Japan with cold-like symptoms went to work amid pandemic - The Mainichi : worldnews ... Going to work for half day with a cold and then showing you have symptoms and then asking to go to the doctor for a sick note and half day off is basically good manners and a national sport in Japan.

Brazil: Bolsonaro vetoes financial compensation for health workers : worldnews (those doctors and nurses can starve, I don't care" he said)



Pakistan unveils new map, claims all of Kashmir : worldnews

Singapore's dengue cases reach a record 22,403, surpassing 2013 high : worldnews


Deadly Beirut blasts were caused by 2750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate, says Lebanese president Aoun : worldnews (let's leave 4 million pounds of explosive lying around for 6 years until we blow up our city)
Beirut Ignored Public Warning There Was a Russian Bomb at the Portbut did nothing ... "just a little agricultural commodities" ...
Opinion | Lebanon's Explosion Is Down to Incompetence - The New York Times - the result of business as usual ... "mushroom cloud of incompetence"
Nearly 3,000 tons of a highly explosive fertilizer that caused Tuesday's evastating blast in Beirut came from a ship owned by a Russian businessman, the Mediazona news website reported Wednesday, citing Lebanese television and members of the ship's crew (cirular fuckup squad as Hezbollah blew themselves up)
israeli parliament member celebrates beirut explosion and says it was received in honor of "holiday of love" : worldnews (Likud fucker)
How an abandoned ship became a ticking time bomb in Beirut
Hezbollah stockpiled chemical behind Beirut blast in London and Germany - The Jerusalem Post - Hezbollah kept three metric tons of ammonium nitrate, the explosive thought to be behind the mega blast in Beirut this week, in a storehouse in London, until MI5 and the London Metropolitan Police found it in 2015 ... The Iran-backed terrorists kept the explosive in thousands of ice packs in four properties in northwest London ... (blow up London?)
TIL Lebanon's government is designed to provide representation to its three largest religious groups: Maronite Christians, Sunni Muslims and Shiite Muslims. Because of this, the president must always be a Maronite, the Prime Minister a Sunni and the speaker of parliament a Shia. ... "How can an idea sound so right yet so wrong at the same time?"

'We drink from the toilet': migrants tell of hellish Saudi detention centres : worldnews (meanwhile, in muzfuck hell)

Secret footage shows Uighur man's etention inside Chinese prison - Rare footage and text messages secretly sent by a detained Uighur man show chilling evidence of human rights violations by China, as global scrutiny of the situation in Xinjiang grows
Uighur model sends rare video from Chinese detention : worldnews
China said its fishing fleet, the world's has been banned from catching squid in parts of Atlantic and Pacific oceans for three months to help populations recover. It comes as environmental groups and some nations say country's fleet is threatening to wipe out some fish populations. (yeah, that'll help, China fuckers)
China worried about 'losing face' as Japan bankrolls exodus of firms (how about ripping your face off, fuckers)
Chinese state media slams U.S. as a 'rogue country' for its planned 'smash and grab' of TikTok : worldnews

US announces highest-level visit to Taiwan in decades, risking China anger : worldnews

India dropped Mandarin from the list of languages that can be taught in schools : worldnews
Dubious seed packets reach citizens in India, US, Japan; authorities suspect 'brushing scam', 'agro-terrorism' : worldnews (couldn't be China crooks could it?)

Malaysian police raid Al Jazeera's office, seize computers | Al Jazeera condemns 'troubling escalation' in crackdown on press, urges authorities to immediately cease criminal probe : worldnews

UK's largest firms fail to cut CEO pay to navigate Covid-19 crisis -The report warned that sky high CEO pay was likely to prove "particularly controversial in the case of companies that have drawn on government support" (your capitalist overlords)
British CEO Richard Branson Is Set to Leave Earth in 2021 : worldnews - I know billionaires are always trying to find ways to avoid paying taxes, but this seems a bit extreme...
Virgin Atlantic files for bankruptcy as Covid continues to hurt airlines : worldnews
Man feared murdered is found alive in woods after nearly five years : worldnews (hiding from his British slave-drivers)

Sydney schoolboys allegedly 'gloated' about 'horrific' random attack : worldnews


Trump's new ambassador to Germany attacked Merkel for giving money to 'unwanted Muslim invaders' and said migrants want to turn Europe into 'an Islamic state' : worldnews (racist assholes, top to bottom)


Thanks to red states, the world views America with shock and pity : politics


Pentagon Officials Say Trump Was Talking Nonsense When He Called Beirut Explosion an Attack : politics (does he ever not? haha, "maybe they didn't read the manuals")
US defense officials contradict Trump: No indication yet of attack in Beirut - CNNPolitics

Trump claims 2020 election results may not be known for 'years' : politics (in case you weren't sure what his plan is)
The GOP Is the Anti-Election Party: Trump's threat to delay the election over mail-in ballots is consistent with decades of anti-voter campaigns by the GOP (if they hate democracy, maybe they are all commies)
Opinion | Will Bill Barr Try to Help Trump Win the Election? - The New York Times - Two investigations appear to be potential fodder for pre-election political machinations.
Majority of registered voters oppose U.S. election delay: Reuters/Ipsos poll : politics (most Republicans support cancelling elections and making Trump dictator for life, not kidding)

Nearly 30 million Americans told the Census Bureau they didn't have enough to eat last week : news

This Footnote from Cy Vance Could Lock Trump Up in 2021 - Donald is getting the Hillary treatment now. Two big differences: He may have committed the crimes being probed, and he effectively demanded that the probe be made public.
Trumps Bank Was Subpoenaed by N.Y. Prosecutors in Criminal Inquiry - sent to Deutsche Bank, suggests that the inquiry into President Trumps business practices is more wide-ranging than previously known.


Trump says he supports Florida mail-in voting because state has had two 'good Republican governors' ("but those crooked socialist antifa demo-rats are another story" he said)
Trump encourages mail voting in Florida but sues in Nevada : politics
Trump and his spinners are suddenly freaking out about Florida - President Trump and his family membewho often double as his propagandists are suddenly scrambling to reassure voters that mail-balloting is actually tremendously secure and reliable (BUT ONLY FLORIDA! +Lara Trump)

Trump and the Republicans Are Risking an All-Out Depression : politics

Public Servants Are Risking Everything to Expose Government Corruption. Donald Trump Is Making Their Lives Hell.; The president's war on whistleblowers is worse than you realize.
State Department watchdog resigns in another shake-up at IGs office
Oversight Subcommittee Investigation Reveals How Trump Administration Deprived Country of Needed Ventilators and Squandered More Than $500 Million in Taxpayer Funding : politics


Trump on John Lewis: He Didn't Come to My Inauguration, So I Didn't Go to His Funeral, and I've Done More for Blacks Than He Did
'They are dying, that's true, and it is what it is'
Biden Turns Trump's Most Callous Comment About Coronavirus Against Him In New Ad
Joe Biden on Twitter: "Thousands of Americans are dying every week. The President's response? "It is what it is." https://t.co/GT59hr14kb" / Twitter
'They are dying, that's true, and it is what it is'
In spite of many colorful charts, President Trump loses every coronavirus fact-check to interviewer : politics
Trump's Axios interview on HBO was a disaster
Jonathan Swan Names The Most 'Stunning' Moment Of His Wild Trump Interview ... "The fact that he's ... still expressing ambivalence over the value of testing is stunning" ("Testing makes me look bad" Trump grumbled)
Many thought Trumps Axios interview felt like 'Veep.' -- The showrunner says, 'We're being outdone regularly'


Trump still not grasping the severity of the pandemic, source tells CNN - CNNPolitics (elect stupid, get stupid)
Trump Says Surging Virus 'Will Go Away Like Things Go Away' (go away, please)
The U.S. has the worst coronvirus outbreak in the world: 'The numbers don't lie,' Dr. Fauci says ... The U.S., which accounts for less than 5% of the world population, leads all other countries in global coronavirus infections and deaths (too complicated for Trumpy)
Fauci: I've Never Seen an Infection Like This : Coronavirus
Dr. Fauci says his daughters need security as family continues to get death threats : news ... I'm beginning to think that the biggest public health crisis facing our nation, and one that had been ongoing for decades and has possibly been worsening recently, is poor education. (Refucks long game)
Dr. Fauci says his daughters need security as family continues to get death threats : Coronavirus (w/link to talk )

A source familiar with Trumps Tuesday Oval Office meeting with his coronavirus task force said the president is still not demonstrating that he has a firm grasp of the severity of the pandemic in the US.-- "He still doesn't get it. He does not get it." ... I get that the "news" is that someone is willing to say it more than what they are saying but... (elect a corrupt Putin-controlled moron ... )
BREAKING! Completely botching pandemic response not good for incumbent president - Lawyers, Guns & Money - A new study shows that voters in areas particularly hard hit by the virus are significantly less likely to vote for Trump:

Coronavirus: Trump pushes school re-openings by insisting children 'virtually immune' ... Someone should ask him, what's an acceptable number of children to die for your reelection campaign? How many dead kids would you look at and say, "that was worth it?" ("whatever it takes" he would say)

Evictiontastic - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Republicans wanting to use the COVID crisis to punish the poor for being poor is going to work out great for so many people: A mere 23% of Ohioans! (can't pay their rent) Gee, this is going to be great. And every single bit of this is avoidable. Every single bit of it.

Donald Trump Has Given America Its Best Chance to Defeat Racism | The president has revealed the depths of the country's prejudice -- and forced Americans to reckon with a racist system.


Yates says Obama, Biden didnt influence Flynn investigation - The testimony counters repeated insinuations by President Donald Trump and his top allies.

Republicans consider South Lawn of the White House for Donald Trumps convention speech (millions will attend)
Trump Puts Aides on Tightrope With White House Acceptance Speech - Bloomberg - All employees are subject to Hatch Act except Trump and Pence - Law prohibits campaigning on duty or on government property (ok, lock them all up)
Pelosi blasts Trump for saying he may deliver convention speech from White House: 'He can't do that' | Fox News (Foxers try to spin it to Pelosi) )

Trump campaign seeks early September presidential debate - Axios - to get ahead of an expected surge in early voting ... says Fox should moderate ...

Mitch McConnell, the Turtle, Is Losing the Race Now - been a bad, bad, bad summer for Mitch McConnell. From the shifting Senate map to the pandemic closing in on his state to the president who has no idea how to make America great again or even just keep Americans from dying, the majority leader who once held all the cards now looks like he's just bluffing

Rand Paul: Republicans should apologize to Obama for complaining about spending - Axios (said the little ratfucker)

Trumps campaign knocks on a million doors a week. Bidens knocks on zero.The diverging responses to Covid-19 could be a wild card in Novemberspecially in close races up and down the ballot (no masks, spreading the Trump virus, that'll work)

Biden's VP should be prepared for an onslaught of online misogyny unlike anything seen before
Biden confidants see VP choices narrowing to Kamala Harris and Susan Rice - Axios
'She is absolutely our No. 1 draft pick' : GOP pines for Rice as Biden VP -- Trump supporters say the former national security adviser would supercharge the president base (yeah, sure, bc Obama!)

'We have to get rid of Trump' Pro-Bernie group launches effort to boost Biden
Joe Biden Has Slim Lead Over Donald Trump In Texas, Poll Says : politics
Biden hits back at reporter asking if he took a cognitive test: 'Are you a junkie?'


Sen. Lindsey Graham holds one-point lead in tight SC race for reelection, poll finds : politics (crooked Flimsy-Dimsy goin' down)
Republicans dodge Kansas nightmare as Marshall defeats Kobach - POLITICO - Reps. Steve Watkins and Lacy Clay lost their primaries as well.
The Senate: Ranking the Top Dozen Best Targets - Sabato's Crystal Ball - Establishment Republicans relieved by Kansas primary result; rating changes in Georgia and Iowa (GA fucked, Ernst goin' down)
The Jolt: Another poll shows Trumps base in Georgia is eroding (very slowly, and the dumbfucks totally support the American Rapist-in-Chief)

He Predicted Trumps Win in 2016. Now He's Ready to Call 2020. -- Most historians just study the past. But Allan Lichtman has successfully predicted the future (says Trump will maybe lose)

Missouri votes to expand Medicaid over objections of state' Republican leaders (who wanted them all to die)
Missouri voters approve Medicaid expansion, making it 38th state to do so - The change comes as the number of coronavirus case in the state has been on the rise.
Eschaton: Medicaid Expansion - tell this story a lot, but I think it's a useful one because it's one reason why red/swing state Democrats can be shy about supporting popular lefty measures, and by definition it isn't because they're unpopular. They're popular in those red states! - The way the press covers this stuff is that Dems can't support crazy lefty economic policies in swing states because those old white guys in diners can't handle the communism. But that isn't actually how it works ...
Medicaid wins again - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Another red state shows that Republican ideas about healthcare remain unpopular pretty much everywhere: A winning streak: Missouri becomes the sixth red state where voters have defied Republican leaders to expand Medicaid, just weeks after Oklahoma voters narrowly backed the program. No state has ever voted down such a ballot initiative in recent years, underscoring the popularity of Medicaid expansion even in parts of the country hostile to Obamacare -- The idea that it's unpossible for suburban professionals to support a progressive economic agenda has always been based on primarily aesthetic assumptions, not data. But however much you'd rather be in a political coalition with a burly welder from West Virginia rather than your real estate broker mother in suburban Michigan, the fact is that the latter is much more likely to be in favor of an expansive welfare state in 2020 than the former.

Cori Bush Defeats William Lacy Clay in a Show of Progressive Might - The New York Times - The upset of the veteran congressman from St. Louis sent tremors though the Democratic establishment in Missouri and Washington, D.C.
Progressive activist Cori Bush beats 10-term U.S. Congressman Lacy Clay in Democratic primary : politics
Black Lives Matter Activist Upsets 10-Term Democratic Congressman in Primary : politics (the squad gets bigger)
'Squad' member Rashida Tlaib wins primary in Michigan ... Tlaib, one of the first two Muslim women in Congress, easily secured likely re-election to the 13th District in and around Detroit (Fox says it's a "close race" yet to be decided as votes "trickle in")

Republicans Aid Kanye West's Bid to Get on the 2020 Ballot -- At least four people involved in the effort to get Kanye West's name before voters in several states have G.O.P. connections, renewing questions about the aim of his campaign (dumbfucks will dumbfuck you)

Gov. Kim Reynolds signs executive order restoring felon voting rights, removing Iowa's last-in-the-nation status

This May Be The Most Absurd, Trumpian Drama Ever - Accusations of stalking, prostitution, and racism are merely the appetizer. The main course features Jacob Wohl and claims of falsified tweets and stolen phones -- The federal agency primarily responsible for the distribution of foreign aid has been roiled in recent days by the most Trumpian of dramas, one involving an anti-LGBT political appointee, blundering conservative operative Jacob Wohl, accusations of stalking, prostitution, and the potential hiring of a young conservative with past racist writings ... Merritt Corrigan ... U.S. is a "homo-empire" ... "female empowerment is a civilizational calamity" ... advocated for a "Christian patriarchy" ... Corrigan, who is/was apparently dating Wohl ...

Federal judge pens scathing opinion on qualified immunity : 'Let us waste no time righting this wrong' (otherwise known as "license to kill")
'Qualified Immunity' is a judicially-created doctrine of white supremacy - Lawyers, Guns & Money (judge went ballistic on fucker copsters : "This has to stop" )

The Streets Are Quiet Again, Thanks To Trump-Barr Backing Down: The Feds Lost the Battle of Portland; the Secret Police Left Town and Nothing Bad Happened : politics
Oregon Senator Ron Wyden says Trump deployed 'secret police' in Portland to provoke violence for campaign ads : politics


Compton mayor says deputies, 'LASD Executioners,' have 'terrorized the community for decades' : news


Lawyers say changes to controversial qualified immunity doctrine would move Mass. into uncharted legal waters - The Boston Globe
'Tremendous Irony' : Boston Police Were Paid $5.8 Million In Overtime Tied To Protests


Louisiana Supreme Court wont review life sentence for man convicted of attempting to steal hedge clippers from a carport storage room in Caddo Parish, LA, in 1997 (yeah, he's Black)

Woman sought for punching 6-year-old stranger in NYC Walgreens - New York Daily News
SEE IT: Gunman opens fire on Brooklyn sidewalk - New York Daily News


Digital Revenue Exceeds Print for 1st Time for New York Times Company - The New York Times - The pandemic squeezed advertising for the web as well as print, but subscription growth was the best ever for a quarter.


The Daily Caller has been paid by GOP campaigns while providing fact-checking services for Facebook : politics (Fuckerbergs cackle)

Ellen DeGeneres 'Crushed' as Allegations of On-Set Toxicity Continue ("kindness" is her "brand" : Ellen Degenerate is a lying toxic much better than you bitch, cancel her)

The revealing and disturbing story of America, told through 20 years of reality dating shows - The Washington Post


Firearms seized at Jake Paul's Calabasas home as FBI conducts search in connection with Arizona riot case - The nature of the case that prompted the raid was not immediately disclosed.

Comedian Jeff Ross Accused of Sexual Relationship With Underage Girl : television

Instead Of Saying 'Hey, Guys!' At Work, Try These Gender-Neutral Alternatives - Raise your awareness of gendered language on the job.

Legendary writer Pete Hamill dead at 85 after fall - New York Daily News


Higher BMI is linked to decreased cerebral blood flow, which is associated with increased risk of Alzheimer's disease and mental illness. One of the largest studies linking obesity with brain dysfunction, scientists analyzed over 35,000 functional neuroimaging scans : science (fake science)


Never understood meditation? This Buddhist monk explains it very simply : videos


hedronist comments on ...and it was usually followed by Hee-Haw. (coincidence)


Which subreddit was so toxic that you left and don't regret it?




080420

Physicists: 90% Chance of Human Society Collapsing Within Decades | "Based on the current resource consumption rates and best estimate of technological rate growth our study shows that we have very low probability, less than 10 percent in most optimistic estimate, to survive," the authors write : worldnews
Construction is set to begin on New Zealand's first large-scale food waste to bioenergy facility in Reporoa. Each year the facility is expected to remove up to 10,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide the equivalent of planting 218,400 trees every year. : worldnews
Rising temperatures will cause more deaths than all infectious diseases - study | Climate change : worldnews (you will never leave your house again)

Up to a Third of Bangladesh Is Underwater : worldnews ... "Bangladesh is already facing multiple crises with covid-19 and its economic fallout, making these floods even more deadly" ...


'Too many are selfish': US nears 5 million virus cases : Coronavirus (see top comment)
U.S. needs to get daily cases down to 10,000 before fall, Fauci says : Coronavirus



MA COVID-19 Data 8/4/20 : boston
My estimate of active cases by county (by request) : CoronavirusMa


Gov. Baker warns rollback of reopening possible if COVID-19 spread increases (WCVB - 2 min video plus article) : CoronavirusMa

Massachusetts not tracking coronavirus outbreaks in schools even as health officials say they're 'inevitable' : boston
Another major Mass. teachers union calls for full remote learning to start school year : Coronavirus
Massachusetts town cancels graduation after 90-person party is held. : news
With coronavirus cases reported at some reopened schools, protesters take to the streets with fake coffins : Coronavirus
The United States Is Reopening Many of the Wrong Schools : Coronavirus

NYT: MA is one of the states with the fastest rising COVID cases in the past two weeks, up 39% from two weeks ago : CoronavirusMa
Rhode Island no longer safe : boston

Your Ancestors Knew Death in Ways You Never Will - The New York Times - But science and public spending have saved us from pandemics worse than this one.


Poll: 82 percent of voters support a national face mask mandate : politics
The 1918 Flu, Masks and Lessons for the Coronavirus Pandemic - The New York Times - As the influenza pandemic swept across the United States in 1918 and 1919, masks took a role in political and cultural wars ... In 1918 and 1919, as bars, saloons, restaurants, theaters and schools were closed, masks became a scapegoat, a symbol of government overreach, inspiring protests, petitions and defiant bare-face gatherings. All the while, thousands of Americans were dying in a deadly pandemic. (sounds kinda familiar, even without the "hoax" president)
Anti-mask sentiment goes back 100 years to Spanish flu pandemic - In Tampa, there were arrests and fines. In California, a man was shot. It was a culture war then, too.

New Evidence Suggests Young Children Spread Covid-19 More Efficiently Than Adults : worldnews ... "If you don't think children would spit on their hands, then chase each other around yelling "Corona" then you haven't spent time around children" ... "If you don't think your kid will come home with a Spiderman mask, but left the house with a Paw Patrol mask, and say 'I traded with Billy' you aren't paying attention" ... (let the parents send their kids back to school)
Survivors of Covid-19 show increased rate of psychiatric disorders, study finds : worldnews
A new MRI study revealed possible disruption to micro-structural and functional brain integrity in the recovery stages of COVID-19, suggesting long-term consequences of SARS-CoV-2 (3 August 2020). Neurological symptoms were present in 55% of COVID-19 patients in the study. : science
SARS-CoV-2 presents with at least 6 strains. Despite its mutations, the virus shows little variability, and this is good news for researchers working on a viable vaccine, finds the most extensive study ever carried out on SARS-CoV-2 sequencing of 48,635 coronavirus genomes. : science

China says the vaccines it's developing will be a "global public good", and is offering loans and priority access to them. : worldnews ... "loans and priotity acccess ... public good"


Caesar on the Hudson - The Bulwark - No, Andrew Cuomo didn't handle COVID-19 well ... Perhaps the biggest mistake was Gov. Cuomo's March 25 directive that forced nursing homes to readmit residents who had been sent to hospitals ... More than 6,400 long-term care facility residents died from COVID-19, with thousands more infected. And the numbers might be worse than that, since the state only considers a nursing home death to be someone who perished inside a nursing homeand does not count residents who died off-site ... over 37,000 nursing home workers who became infected and unwittingly transmitted the disease to their charges. ("I have the biggest dick" he screamed)
N.Y.C. Health Commissioner Resigns After Clashes With Mayor Over Virus - The New York Times - The resignation of Dr. Oxiris Barbot, the commissioner since 2018, came after Mayor Bill de Blasio stripped her agency of a key virus tracing program.

An 'unprecedented proliferation' of coronavirus scams is sweeping the nation ... scam calls ...

MeTooSTEM Scientist Accused Of Faking Colleague Who Died Of COVID - BethAnn McLaughlin, who has previously come under fire for harassing people in her group MeTooSTEM, faked an online persona: a woman of color who she said died of COVID-19 ... In early June, shortly after the Harvard Crimson revealed a history of Title IX sexual harassment complaints against three Harvard professors in anthropology, Theodore Bestor, Gary Urton, and John Comaroff, @Sciencing_Bi claimed to have been assaulted by Bestor at a scientific meeting ...
Talking the Rona on the Intertubes - Lawyers, Guns & Money - e @Sciencing_Bi sockpuppet incident ... This particular account was laying it on pretty damn thick with the identity-bisexual female Native American scientist and a sexual harassment survivor - but then this is exactly the kind of "voice" a lot of people are wanting to hear in 2020 and aren't much concerned whether the "person" is what they say they are ... So much about 2020 is stranger than fiction.
The Mary Rosh Award For Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Sockpuppetry - Lawyers, Guns & Money


The spread of covid-19 in the South shows the risks of anti-intellectualism : Coronavirus (and the rise of Republican stupidty)

New Orleans councilman: '?I would rather have students dumb and alive than have them educated and dead' : Coronavirus


Tens of Thousands Positive COVID Results in Texas Not Reported, Officibisexual female Native American scientist and a sexual harassment survivorals Say : politics ... Texas, the Trump Crime Family and GOP sold you out to die. Hold them accountable ...

Coronavirus surge slowing in California, but don't expect a repeat of reopening fever

Dr. Acton leaves state employment, will no longer serve as adviser to Ohio Gov. DeWine : Coronavirus

First day of school in a Georgia town. One of the biggest virus hot zones in the world. : pics
North Paulding Footballers Positive For COVID-19 As School Starts - The day before Paulding County went back to school in person, the principal of one of its high schools emailed parents to let them know that some football players had already been infected with the coronavirus (same school)
Georgia School Reopening Photo Worse Than It Appears - An alarming photo of a hallway crowded by mostly maskless students in a Georgia high school raises issues with reopening schools all around the country (school aid they would expell students who refuse to die for Trump)

1000 person house party busted in Tennessee : Coronavirus

25 infected at Bible camp in Oregon. : Coronavirus
13 Michigan nuns die of Covid-19 at a convent outside Detroit - CNN

Indiana Students and Teachers no longer required to wear masks if they can maintain 3-6 feet social distance : Coronavirus

'Secret Rave' Got Hundreds to Come Out and Party Under a Bridge in Brooklyn This Past Weekend : Coronavirus


Foxs Jeanine Pirro: The point of wearing masks is to 'dehumanieze' and 'frighten people' ... "It's exactly what the anarchists and the protesters need. It strikes fear ... There are all kinds of subliminal messages to that mask" (almost like she's talking about the Fox Fuckers)
Eschaton: Masked Tyranny - I know it's mostly about OWNING THE LIBS and the fact that there are manbabies who get enraged at any suggestion they slightly modify their behavior for the good of others, but really what is the big deal with mask wearing? I wouldn't want to be a worker who had to wear one all day, especially in the heat, but to stick one on before you go into a store... who cares?


The US sent Brazil millions of hydroxychloroquine doses. Months later, they're still in storage - CNN ... and one former health minister believes they may eventually have to be destroyed ...


When Covid Subsided, Israel Reopened Its Schools. It Didn't Go Well (Likudniks)

Mullumbimby: 5G coronavirus conspiracies could be spread by Russia - Anti-5G activists have been keeping a constant vigil outside a mobile phone tower in northern NSW as they seek to stop Telstra upgrading it with new technology. : worldnews

Schools in Mexico will not reopen at start of academic year - Nationwide educational television to be broadcast. : worldnews

Man beaten with bats over face mask dispute in Paris suburb : worldnews

An Indian priest dies of Covid-19 after making thousands of his followers eat food coated with his saliva : worldnews ("Jesus spit")


Uyghur Women, Rarely Informed About Forced Birth Control Procedures, Suffer Lifelong Complications : worldnews (Xi is a real fucker)

The saboteurs you can hire to end your relationship - BBC Worklife - In Japan, you can pay private agents called "wakaresaseya" to seduce your spouse or their partner.

North Korea has 'probably' developed nuclear devices to fit ballistic missiles, says U.N. report : worldnews

Beirut explosions: At least 63 people killed and more than 3,000 injured, Health Ministry says - The Washington Post (fireworks)
Large blast rocks Beirut ahead of Hariri verdict : news
Fady Roumieh on Twitter: "Footage of the Explosion in #Beirut #Lebanon a few minutes ago. Praying for the safety of everyone. https://t.co/6Q3y6A6DxL" / Twitter

Anti-Kremlin protests continue in Russia's far east for 24 consecutive days : news

President of Belarus accuses Russia of lying, warns of revolution plot : worldnews (the Putin Virus)

Outcry in Sweden after stray bullet kills girl, 12 : worldnews (gangs correlate with refugee countries)

Netherlands: Jehovah's Witnesses lose appeal over child abuse report : news

Number of UK citizens emigrating to EU has risen by 30% since Brexit vote : worldnews (who could have predicted the Tories/Regressives would fuck the whole country?)
Black civil servant accused of car theft while jogging : worldnews


Nearly half of Germans support withdrawal of US troops : worldnews ("get the virus-spreading entitled assholes out of the country")


Witness claims to have seen Prince Andrew at club with Virginia Giuffre : news


Less than you think: Prevalence and predictors of fake news dissemination on Facebook | Science Advances - Conservatives were more likely to share articles from fake news domains, which in 2016 were largely pro-Trump in orientation, than liberals or moderates. We also find a strong age effect, which persists after controlling for partisanship and ideology: On average, users over 65 shared nearly seven times as many articles from fake news domains as the youngest age group.
Tech Giants Won't Run Anti-Trump Ad Showing Police Brutality In America : politics


Judge calls it 'discriminatory' to deny Puerto Rico access to U.S. aid : worldnews ... Miami Cubans: Cuba was better with casinos, plantations and slaves! All of which my family was involved in, obviously! (hello, Flubio)

Canada Sends Patrols to 'Prevent Caravans of Americans' From Surging Across the Border (they left out the "stop American rapists, eh" part)

Pace yourself Donald : PoliticalHumor (next up: war between the states)


Trump Collapses Under Pressure of Extremely Basic Follow-Up Questions About COVID-19 : politics
This is the cognitive test Trump didn't pass : Internet reacts to president 'chocking' Axios interview
How to interview a serial liar and narcissist who is unfit to be president
u/krostas lists all the absurd things Trump said in his interview with Jonathan Swan, with time-stamped links. : bestof
The Self-Destruction of Donald J. Trump - Thousands of Americans are dying because Trump can't even help himself ... If the current numbers hold, sometime in mid- to late-September, the United States will likely reach the horrific marker of 200,000 people dead due to the coronavirus crisis (and at least 250K by 11/3) ... He placed his love of revenge over his own political survival ...


Australian reporter Jonathan Swan corners Donald Trump on pandemic : worldnews ... Trump: There wasn't even a test when I took over. Swan: What? Why would you have a test? The virus didn't exist.
Watch the full "Axios on HBO" interview with President Trump
AXIOS on HBO: President Trump Exclusive Interview (Full Episode) | HBO : television
'You can't do that' : Trump refuses to discuss coronavirus death rate and says US beating rest of world on cases. President handed interviewer charts using his preferred metrics for measuring US's pandemic performance (5th grade math is hard)
Trump refuses to discuss coronavirus death rate and says US beating rest of world on cases : worldnews
Twitter Users Stunned At 'Full-Blown Lunacy' Of Trump's Wild Axios Interview : politics
Donald Trump on the ropes in interview over US Covid-19 death toll : politics ... How you can watch this and say that Trump is even remotely in control (whether of the country, the virus, or his own mental faculties), is just beyond me ..
Trump Reveals Self-Delusion Over COVID Statistics in Mind-Blowing Argument With Reporter : politics
The 5 Most Jaw-Dropping Moments in Trump's Wild Axios Interview
The 3 Worst Moments From Trumps Newest Axios Interview
The 9 Wildest Answers in Trumps Interview With Jonathan Swan ("the Civil Rights Act was a mistake")

Axios on Twitter: ".@jonathanvswan: "How do you think history will remember John Lewis?" President Trump to #AxiosOnHBO: "I don't know...I don't know John Lewis. He chose not to come to my inauguration." https://t.co/LDv76rrIFc" / Twitter

Trump says Jeffrey Epstein may have been murdered and again wishes Ghislaine Maxwell well
Trump says Epstein was never a Mar-a-lago member. He was. New book tells what got him exiled : politics ... "I'm sure Trump had no idea about the teenage date-rape parties at his beach house. /s"

We have cases - Lawyers, Guns & Money - More from the Axios HBO interview: ... No ad needed. This is devastating for Trump ... It's cute that somebody thinks this is "devastating" for Trump ... I've mentioned before that the most consistently underrated fact about Trump is how genuinely stupid he is ...
The New Tone - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Today is the day that Donald Trump did not become president. So it was basically the same as yesterday and tomorrow.

Seth Meyers Exposes 'Sociopath' Jared Kushner's 'Evil' Coronavirus Plan ("so let the Dems die" he said)

After months of favor, Birx raises Trumps ire with grim coronavirus assessment (she was the anti-Fauci until ...)
Trump says coronavirus 'under control as much as you can control it.' His experts disagree.
Trump actually doesn't appear to understand how bad the pandemic is (doesn't believe in "percentages' which are a liberal hoax)

Over 25 million Americans at risk of losing health care as coronavirus pandemic rages: (the Republican plan all along)

Trump backtracks on mail-in voting in Florida, contradicting White House press secretary in realtime : politics
Amanda Carpenter on Twitter: "Are we at the point where Trump says vote by mail is good in states he thinks he can win and is bad in states he thinks he can't yet? I hate to predict the obvious but...

Trumps base starting to erode, new poll shows -- Biden leads Trump in California by 39 percentage points, 67% to 28%, the poll found. That's 9 points larger than the margin by which Hillary Clinton beat Trump statewide in 2016 -- a record at the time (see pic for his fat ass)
American Views 2020: Trust, Media and Democracy
Whither Trumpism? With the presidents reelection uncertain, Republicans battle over their future (he's going to very "influential" behind bars)


'Shame on all of you' : Viral obit blames Trump and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott for man's covid-19 death ... Stacey and David had been married for 20 years. The couple lived in California until a few years ago, when David retired and they sought a more affordable lifestyle in northeast Texas ...

Postal Union Leader Warns Trump Assault on USPS and Mail-In Voting Puts Nation on 'Dangerous Path Toward Dictatorship' : politics
Trump Lied for Five Uninterrupted Minutes About Mail-in Voting During Virus Briefing : politics

FBI raids offices at downtown One Cleveland Center building tied to Ukrainian oligarch - cleveland.com

Trump's tax nightmare comes true as NY D.A. probes fraud, demands taxes : politics
"That's How They Got Capone": Filing by NY Prosecutors Indicates Broader Probe Into Alleged Trump Tax Fraud : politics
Manhattan DA's Revelation 'Bad News' for Trump, Suggests Investigation Is 'Racing Towards the Finish Line (indict him before the election)
Manhattan DA proposes grand jury for Trump tax returns : politics (the Foxers go nuts)

Trump is resurrecting the census's horrific history (orders only white people with money to be counted)

Mary Trump has a stark warning about the political ambitions of Ivanka and Don Jr and the possibility of a Trump dynasty (Queen Ivanka and her pet rat, Prince Don Jr.)


US will ban Tiktok on September 15 unless an American company buys it - Donald Trump : worldnews (revenge/extortion for his Tulsa fiasco)
China will not accept U.S. 'theft' of TikTok: China Daily : worldnews ... "the only fitting conclusion to 2020 would be if a thermonuclear war broke out over TikTok"

There was no "Trump derangement syndrome": We were right about him all along : politics (it's always projection)

Trump refuses to acknowledge John Lewis' achievements and claims he's done 'more for Black Americans' : politics (kinda deranged, eh?)
Trump dismisses legacy of civil rights hero John Lewis: 'He didn't come to my inauguration" President also repeated his unfounded claim that he has done more for black Americans than anybody else.

Trump's bag of tricks comes up empty against Biden - His untamed political instincts, once treated by Republicans with an almost mystical reverence, look increasingly unlikely to stave off defeat ('mystical reverence' for his deranged stupidty)

U.S. Satisfaction at 13%, Lowest in Nine Years (after dems fixed the last Refuck fuckup)


Study after study debunks Mnuchin claim that $600 unemployment benefit is a disincentive to work : politics (the Sears fucker)
It's been a record 11 years since the last increase in U.S. minimum wage : politics (Mnuchin cackles)
Republican Senators Commit Political Suicide by Holding Up Stimulus in Election Year : politics
Republican Leaders Couldn't Care Less About the Unemployed
Wave of evictions expected as moratoriums end in many states

Eschaton: Maybe It Matters Who Rules The World - Maybe the actions of the King matter more than the palace intrigue and court gossip. - Last night I was reminded of when Maggie Haberman went to bat for Sarah Sanders ... And there was Maggie, going for the assist, convinced that Michelle Wolf had INSULTED THE LOOKS OF SARAH HUCKABEE SANDERS, when Wolf had done no such thing. As is usually the case when someone at the Times fucks up, 8000 people explained it to her, but Maggie wouldn't back down.


Republicans Lead Senate Races in Alabama, Kentucky and Texas, With South Carolina Tied - Morning Consult - roadblocks to a filibuster-proof majority for Democrats ... Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) leads Democrat Amy McGrath by 17 points, 53% to 36%. - Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Democrat Jaime Harrison are statistically tied, 44% to 43%. - Vulnerable Sen. Doug Jones (D) trails Tommy Tuberville, 35% to 52%. ("Couch" Tubes)
Tommy Tuberville says $600 unemployment boost 'way too much' (your choice, Fuckabama)
Election 2020: Mitch McConnell has big lead vs. McGrath in Senate race - 53% to 36% over his Democratic challenger


Terrorism Experts Say QAnon Conspiracy Theory a Threat to National Security : technology

Opinion | No, Eric Metaxas, Jesus wasn?t White - The Washington Post ... But there is no doubt that he was a Jew from what we now know as the Middle East. The white, European Jesus of Western imagination is a fiction produced by those who could not imagine human perfection in any other form ... no proper white Christian would let a brown man come into their hearts or submit themselves to be a disciple of a swarthy Semite ... (well, he hated gays and loved asssault rifles)
Conservatism vs. Their Own Religion : PoliticalHumor ... If you're not doing anything wrong, Roman centurions don't bother you ... (Jesus violated the "thin blue line")

Michigan ballots tangled in mail delays in advance of Tuesday primary - The Washington Post



More than 1 million former felons in Florida regained the right to vote and this group is trying to register them for the 2020

Disputed Ballots Must Be Counted in N.Y. Congressional Race, U.S. Judge Rules - The New York Times - Delays continue in a race that remains undecided six weeks after a Democratic primary in which Representative Carolyn B. Maloney faced off against a challenger.


Two People Linked to Kanye West's Campaign Are Active in GOP Politics (what a literal dumbfuck)


Hugh Hewitt Has Always Been a Hack | The New Republic - That op-ed has gotten significant attentionfor being so full of falsehoods and exaggerations and so extraordinarily disingenuous, even by Hewitt's dismal standards (shit is still deep at WaPo)
The Truth Is Paywalled But The Lies Are Free ? Current Affairs - The political economy of bullshit (Nathan "wrong most of the time" Robinson has a good point: Russia pays for free propaganda sites)


California L.A. County D.A. Jackie Lacey's husband charged with assault in gun-waving incident
Becerra charges Los Angeles DAs husband for pulling gun on Black Lives Matter protesters (the real headline, not the LAT's)


Schiff announces probe into DHS intelligence activities in Portland : politics
Former DHS Intel Officer: Trump Admin 'Targeted Americans Like They're Al-Qaeda' to Crack Down on 'Antifa' (well, they are facists)

Police committed 125 human rights violations during Floyd protests: Amnesty : politics (lock them all up and throw away th key)
Amnesty International USA Recorded 125 Separate Incidents of Police Violence Against Protesters, Medics, Journalists and Legal Observers in 40 States and D.C. During May and June Protests : worldnews
Law enforcement violated Black Lives Matter protesters's human rights: Amnesty International

Moms swarmed, handcuffed by armed Secret Service officers in front of babies demand answers - The Washington Post (Trump's personal goon squad)

Aurora PD officers handcuff Black family at gunpoint - The Washington Post - Nearly one year ago, Aurora police tackled 23-year-old Elijah McClain as he was walking down the street and placed him into a chokehold, just moments before paramedics injected the Black man with a heavy sedative. Last month, two officers were fired over photos reenacting the violent arrest near a memorial for McClain, who died days later.
Aurora Police Department apologizes after officers draw weapons on Black family in stolen vehicle mix-up : news

Portland police smash window, slash tires of woman's Prius during protest dustup (video)

Louisville's top cops refuse to answer questions on Breonna Taylor case : news

Prison employee, highway patrol officer among 15 arrested, accused of soliciting minors : news ... reduced to "annoying a minor" slightly)

N Carolina sheriff apologizes for hog-tied inmate's death : news ... the video shows Neville telling jailers 24 different times that he could not breathe while he was restrained with his arms behind his back and his legs folded in a "hog-tie" position ...

If youre in love with Trader Joes, its stances can also break your heart (they only want boomers)

Hingham Police Chief Glenn Olsson retires amid controversy surrounding removal of 'thin blue line' flags from town firetrucks
Thin Blue Line flags removed from Somerville firetrucks


The Best 5 Places to Stargaze in New England | Yankee Magazine - The 5 Best Stargazing Experiences in New England - Spend a memorable night contemplating your place in the cosmos at one our picks for the best places to stargaze in New England.


TIL that there are "harbinger zip codes" hese contain people who tend to buy unpopular products that fail and tend to choose losing political candidates. Their home values also rise slower than surrounding zip codes. A yet to be explained phenomena where people are "out of sync" with the rest


TIL childhood trauma is actually relatively common. 60% of the population experiences trauma by the age of 16. Research suggests childhood trauma has life-long impacts in the form of diminished health, financial and academic success, and social life. : todayilearned

Children who suffer violence or trauma age faster, study finds. Researchers discover links with earlier puberty and signs of more rapid cellular ageing : science

Neuroimaging study suggests a single dose of ayahuasca produces lasting changes in two important brain networks that support interoceptive, affective, and motivational functions : science

Canadian researchers diagnose cancer in a dinosaur for 1st time : worldnews ... "Don't you just hate the wait for your test results to come back from the lab."


U/BirdLawyerPerson gives a brilliant breakdown of why paying for service doesn't excuse server abuse : bestof


People who voted for Kennedy in 1960 but never voted for trump in 2016 but voted for Bush in 2000 but won't vote trump in 2020 but voted for Reagan in 1980 but didn't vote for Clinton in 1992 but did vote for Obama in 2008 why ? : AskReddit (sort by "controversial")


/u/StyInYourEye posts a great explanation on exactly how Trump supporters act out of hate and not in good faith : bestof


What is the best rock song of all-time? : AskReddit

What is the worst feeling, emotionally, in your opinion? : AskReddit




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In 2019, Global Witness recorded 212 murdered land and environmental defendersmaking it the deadliest year on record for people defending their homes, forests, and rivers against climate-destructive industries...according to annual report released by watchdog group. : worldnews
Canadian ice caps disappear, confirming 2017 scientific predictio n and says democracy is at stake in the 2020 presidential election. : politics
| Between 1959 and 2015, the ice caps had been reduced to only 5% of their former area, and shrank noticeably between 2014 & 2015 in response to the especially warm summer in 2015. The ice caps are absent from images taken on July 14 : worldnews
Coastal flooding could hit nearly 20% of global GDP as climate change accelerates storms, sea level rise : worldnews


The US has now passed France in the official total number of COVID-19 deaths per million. (Source: ourworldindata.org) : Coronavirus
CDC Predicts Up to 11,000 People Will Die Every Week This Month From Coronavirus : politics
Why the Pandemic Is So Bad in America - The Atlantic - A virus has brought the worlds most powerful country to its knees (thanks to you know who)
A coronavirus vaccine won't change the world right away -- Soaring hopes for a shot may spark resistance to simple strategies that can tamp down transmission.


MA COVID-19 Data 8/3/20 : boston
165 New Confirmed Cases; 1.3% Positive - August 3 : CoronavirusMa - 110,595 total confirmed cases - 12,278 new tests - -31 hospital; -4 icu; -9 intubated - 10 new deaths; 8,427 total - 34 new probable; 8062 total - 0 new probable deaths; 221 total
Mass. reports 165 new confirmed coronavirus cases, 10 new deaths - The Boston Globe

We made the New York Times covid shitlist today : boston
Mass. Investigating Eight New Clusters Of Coronavirus -- Many Tied To Social Gatherings ... Look at the list of towns in this article. All middle-to-upper income, predominantly white, suburban towns. (Also, what's up with the South Shore/Cape?)

'You're Just Crushing Somerville Businesses Now' City Delays Phase 3 Reopening for 4th Time


Amid rise in COVID-19 cases, experts urge rollback of reopening in Mass. - A Northeastern University epidemiologist is advocating for a return to Phase 2
States second largest teachers union calls for remote-only instruction
Thousands of Educators Laid Off Already Due to COVID-19, and More Expected : Coronavirus

Has anyone heard anything about the Border Cafe opening again? : boston - Rumor is The Border Cafe in Harvard is permanently closed. I have friends in the industry saying the chain may not come back from this.
Boston: Downtown's surreal, empty scenes convey a haunting omen
One-Third of New Yorks Small Businesses May Be Gone ForeverSmall-business owners said they have exhausted federal and local assistance and see no end in sight after months of sharp revenue drops. Now, many are closing their shops and restaurants for good.
Retail rents plummet across New York City, as America's glitzy shopping districts turn into ghost towns : Coronavirus
Rents plunge in priciest US cities; San Fran, NYC, Boston, DC lead collapse : boston

Mass. health officials report first human EEE case of 2020 : boston -- Middleborough resident (next to, you know, Wareham)


Long-term complications of COVID-19 signals billions in healthcare costs ahead : worldnews
The COVID-19 pandemic is expected to lower the birth rate. Here's why that matters : worldnews
According to Radiolab, vitamin D deficiency can place you at greater risk of serious Covid-19 symptoms and death. The good news is you can boost your protection easily. Summary in comments. : Coronavirus
Cloth face masks can reduce the spread of SARS-CoV-2 : Coronavirus


Nobody Accurately Tracks Health Care Workers Lost to COVID-19. So She Stays Up At Night Cataloging the Dead. : Coronavirus


Maryland's Hogan says health ofificals can't close private schools - The Washington Post (another fathead Refuck)


COVID cases, exposure have 260 Gwinnett school employees not working - The largest school district in the state reported Sunday that 260 employees have tested positive for the coronavirus or are in quarantine because of possible exposure as they prepare for the new school year.


San Francisco flattened the curve early. Now, coronavirus cases are surging.The Bay A rea had avoided spikes, but shutdown fatigue, early reopening and a prison outbreak changed that (picture says half of it)

With Concerning Coronavirus Spread, NJ Lowers Capacity for Indoor Gatherings from 100 to 25 people : Coronavirus


Texas reports more than 250 new coronavirus deaths for fourth day in a row : Coronavirus
Thousands of Texans are getting rapid-result COVID tests. The state isn't counting them.
Friend sent me this obituary from the paper. Karma will find you all! : pics (Trump and maskless Texans killed him)

Alabama high school principal in 'Can't Touch This" parody video about COVID-19

'Social Butterfly' Vera Pavelec, one of four pals testing positive after Huntington Beach party, dies of COVID (he went to the maskless hug everybody, "influenzer" party and also ...) Menaldi announced his illness on Facebook June 25. The previous weekend, on June 20, he took part in a counterprotest at a Black Lives Matter rally in Huntington Beach. Claiming that protesters deliberately spread the virus, he wrote, "If I die, it's murder' (he murdered himself and probably some other people)


Low Turnout For COVID-19 Skeptic Rally Headlined By Idaho Lieutenant Governor : Coronavirus ... organized by The John Birch Society ... The event was called "Freedom is the Cure"

Five who attended same sheriffs meeting as Ron DeSantis test positive for coronavirus : Coronavirus
Shopper who coughed on a cancer patient at Florida Pier 1 arrested on assault charge : Coronavirus
2 more teens in Florida die of coronavirus complications, bringing state
Man fires at officers with AK-47 a day after refusing to wear a mask, police say : Coronavirus


Almost 13,000 people refused entry toC parody video about COVID-19 : videos
anada from U.S. during pandemic : worldnews (13K dumbfuck American malignant assholes)

Two cruise ships hit by coronavirus weeks after industry restarts : wor ldnews (who coulda ...)

Portugal with ZERO covid 19 deaths in the last 24 hours. : Coronavirus

Vietnam says new COVID-19 strain behind spike is 3x more infectious : worldnews ... So, it's saying that the R naught value is now 5 and 6 now? ...with an incubation rate of up to 2 weeks??? Jesus wept...

All retail in Melbourne, Australia to shut down for six weeks : worldnews
Melbourne nurses say the public's mask complaints are 'annoying' : worldnews

The Latest: France imposes new rules requiring outdoor masks : worldnews

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte dared medical societies to stage a "revolution" against him as he slammed them for going public with their criticisms of his government's response to the COVID-19 pandemic
Want higher pay? Join the police force, Duterte tells nurses : worldnews

Coronavirus: Liberty doesn't include the right to make others ill, says Mattarella (President of the Italian Republic) : worldnews (Trumpsters: yes it does)


Data leak reveals Iran cover-up of Covid-19 deaths : worldnews
One person is dying of COVID-19 every seven minutes in Iran : worldnews
Iran Accidentally Sinks Fake Aircraft Carrier In Wrong Place : worldnews


Hong Kong issues arrest warrant for U.S. citizen under new national security law : worldnews
UNSW Australia under fire for deleting social media posts critical of China : worldnews


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu railed at swelling protests against his rule: "There has never been such a distorted mobilization -- I wanted to say Soviet but it has already reached North Korean terms -- of the media in favor of the protests" ("I'm not the dictators, yuu're the dictator" he screamed)
The Israeli court ordered Netanyahu's son to stop harassing protests leaders after he publicly published their addresses & phone numbers : worldnews


A Mexican journalist and his police bodyguard were murdered in a hail of gunfire in the southern state of Guerrero early Sunday, police and human rights officials said. Pablo Morrugares is the fourth journalist murdered in Mexico in 2020, according to an AFP tally : worldnews

One in five of those found guilty of cannabis possession in England and Wales last year was black, official figures show, prompting accusations of racial injustice at heart of UK's drug laws...only estimated 3% of population is black.
Tory MP arrested on rape charges 'should have whip withdrawn' : worldnews


Virginia Giuffre allegedly spent two days alone with Prince Andrew at the financier's ranch "endlessly" catering to every need of the royal -- catering to every need of the royal - who especially enjoyed licking between her toes ... Coincidentally, his ex-wife Fergie was caught having her toes sucked on a sunbed in Monaco or something a long time ago and it was a bit of a scandal. Maybe he got her into it


International tribunal rules it has authority in case of man killed by U.S. border officials : worldnews ... In 2010, officials beat Hernandez Rojas and shot him with a Taser while they were in the process of deporting him to Mexico. By the time he arrived at a hospital, he was brain-dead; he died days later, according to documents from the case. (thanks, Obama)


Top Federal Reserve official says US needs another lockdown to save economy : politics


Donald Trump is running a criminal enterprise - Lawyers, Guns & Money - It's essentially become background noise at most, but it remains true: The Manhattan district attorney's office suggested on Monday that it had been investigating President Trump and his company for possible bank and insurance fraud, a significantly broader inquiry than the prosecutors have acknowledged in the past -- I'm so old I remember when James Comey announcing the FBI found some emails that were quickly and very predictably determined to be immaterial to a closed investigation into the question of whether a presidential candidate committed a trivial offense generated 5 A1 New York Times stories in 2 days. (hello, Maggie)


Bernie Sanders: The next three months are the most important in modern U.S. history ... and says democracy is at stake in the 2020 presidential election.
Op-ed: Keep your eyes on Russia for an August surprise of Putin's making
Scientists Worry About Political Influence Over Coronavirus Vaccine Project - The New York Times - "Operation Warp Speed - some people involved in the process fear pressure to deliver an October surprise for President Trump ... son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, who is helping to steer the re-election campaign from the White House, is a regular participant in meetings of a board formed to oversee the vaccine effort (Kushfucked)
How Trump's corruption may doom any attempt at an 'October surprise'
Trump will use emergency powers to remain in White House if he loses election, says House majority whip : politics
Trump predicts 'election disaster' does nothing to prevent it (he IS the disaster)
Why the Botched N.Y.C. Primary Has Become the November Nightmare - The New York Times - Why the Botched N.Y.C. Primary Has Become the November Nightmare - Nearly six weeks later, two congressional races remain undecided, and officials are trading blame over the mishandling of tens of thousands of mail-in ballots (Cuomo fucked everything up again)
The wheels are coming off Trump's spin machine

Trump's name should live in infamy - George Conway -- If there's one thing we know about President Trump, its that he lies and he cheats. Endlessly. And shamelessly. But still, mostly, incompetently.
Claudia Conway Is Back and Raising Hell on TikTok for As Long As It Exists

Trump criticizes Birx for the first time after she issues coronavirus warnings - CNNPolitics
Trump Says U.S. Should Get Slice of TikTok Sale Price - WSJ - 'because we're making it possible for this deal to happen' (demands Microsoft buy him a hotel or golf course, just a little 'this for that')

D.A. Is Investigating Trump and His Company Over Fraud, Filing Suggests - The office of the district attorney, Cyrus R. Vance Jr., made the disclosure in a new court filing arguing Mr. Trump's accountants should turn over his tax returns.
Trump and his company being investigated for bank fraud, Manhattan prosecutors suggest : politics

House committee subpoenas 4 top Pompeo aides - POLITICO - Trump's firing of State Department Inspector General Steve Linick

Opinion | Democrats are threatening to expand the Supreme Court. Good. - The Washington Post ... McConnell ... "We'd fill it," he said with a smirk ...

Raskin: It's like GOP has 'a policy of mass human sacrifice' on coronavirus
Trump says hes examining executive orders on stopping evictions, other issues if he cant reach deal with Democrats

These Conservatives Have a Laser Focus: "Owning the Libs' ... On The Federalist and in Fox News appearances ... (the Hemingway moron twins)
Bipartisan Support for Wall Street, Crumbs for Main Street | The Nation - Democratic votes to make the Federal Reserve the silent partner in big business plunder in March make it easier for Republicans to stiff the unemployed in August.

Some will never see the irony : PoliticalHumor
What a difference a couple years makes. : PoliticalHumor

Let's Scrap the Presidential Debates - They've become unrevealing quip contests. (let's not, and let Trump mumble-rage)

Nevada passes bill to mail all voters ballots amid pandemic : politics
Trump Explodes After Nevada Approves Automatically Sending All Voters Mail-In Ballots : politics
Trump threatens lawsuit to block mail-in voting in Nevada - POLITICO - State lawmakers have approved a bill to automatically send mail-in ballots to voters.
As Trump leans into attacks on mail voting, GOP officials confront signs of Republican turnout crisis - The Washington Post .. Trump's unfounded attacks on mail balloting are discouraging his own supporters from embracing the practice,

The Craziness Is Exhausting People -- How Trump could lose the Ohio-Pennsylvania border ... Erie County and the rest of the region felt ignored by Hillary Clinton, because she didn't set foot in this area during the campaign (Queen Hillary)

Biden Increases Edge Over Trump In NPR Battleground Map : NPR
Trump campaign nears point of no return - POLITICO - Early voting begins in several key swing states next month, leaving a 'dwindling window of time' for the president to turn the race around.
Biden increases Texas staff and resources in bid to win Lone Star State - CBS News

Trump promised a health-care plan in two weeks. It's been two weeks
Trump's Broken Promises On Healthcare Called Out In Stinging New Ad : "Trump has no plan. Never has. Never will." the spot from progressive PAC MeidasTouch says.
EXCLUSIVE NEW VIDEO: MeidasTouch Presents 'Trump Has No Plan' - MeidasTouch

Biden's Quietly Radical Care Plan | The candidate is talking about child care and elder care in the same breath, and making them part of his economic package. Both changes are long overdue.

$600 unemployment bonuses did not lead to less work, Yale study shows : politics (assholes have no idea)
Trump's Millionaire Treasury Secretary Uses Debunked GOP Talking Point to Justify Slashing $600 Unemployment Boost ... This man destroyed Kmart and Sears and left thousands unemployed just so he could make a buck. Someone please explain to me why he should be in charge of taking care of unemployed people? (total fucker)

Another fake Nancy Pelosi video goes viral on Facebook - CNNPolitics - Facebook's fact-checkers on Sunday labeled as "partly false" a video that it said was manipulated to make it appear as if House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was drunk or drugged ... viewed more than 2 million times ("wholly" Zuckerfucked again)
Facebook refuses to remove doctored Nancy Pelosi video : news

Republicans prep for leadership battle if Trump goes down - POLITICO - Trump loyalists and establishment-aligned conservatives in the House are already jockeying ahead of November ... How that will shake out for Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Minority Whip Steve Scalise and GOP Conference Chairwoman Liz Cheney is not completely certain. (how about life in prison for them all?)


John Oliver Unloads on 'Idiot' Trump for Endorsing Demon SpermDoctor

My father ignored medical expertise and now he has COVID, Rep Louie Gohments's daughter says ("he's not that smart" she implied)
My father ignored medical expertise and now he has COVID Gohmert's daughter says ... Sorry but at the end of the day the last two right wing administrations in the US have both resulted in thousands of dead American civilians. However people want to look at it that's just the reality of the track record. Right wing leadership has proven to be a flat out threat to the safety of Americans (Necromongers and Death Cult of Trump)
Republican state senator who sought repeal of emergency law tests positive for coronavirus : politics
Journalist tests positive for coronavirus after covering President Trump's visit to Tampa Bay - The press member was in the same room as President Donald Trump, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott and Gov. Ron DeSantis.
Michigan lawmaker who tried to limit governor's emergency powers tests positive : politics (die, fucker)
Michigan GOP state senator tests positive for coronavirus - Barrett, 39, who is married with three children, told the Free Press Sunday his testing positive does not change how he feels about the way Whitmer has handled the pandemic, nor should it (dumbfuck Refuck attempts to kill entire family, will not change behavior)
Leading Whitmer Recall Effort Collapsing Amid Embezzlement Allegations - Volunteers have left, alleging founder Chad Baase spent committee funds gambling, but Baase is determined to move forward (grifters 'R us)

Trump Official Merritt Corrigan Leaves USAID After Anti-Gay Tweets - Bloomberg ... Merritt Corrigan ... "gay marriage isn't marriage" ... U.S. gives aid only to countries that "celebrate sexual deviancy" (says Russia should be our model)

North Dakota GOPs Platform Is So Anti-LGBTQ Nobody Will Say Who Wrote It -- Hundreds of GOP officials approved language calling queer people unhealthy and dangerous ... "voyeurs who wish to prey on members of the opposite sex' (whut?) ... the current situation of GOP officials scrambling to rebuke homophobic language that they just voted to approve is as bonkers as it sounds


The Blind Oracle of Noonan - The Bulwark The wistful, naive pronouncements of the speechwriter-turned-columnist (Nooners is a diehard Trumpfucker)


'The Swamp' Exposes Just How Much Republican Matt Gaetz Kisses Trump's Butt (you mean gay guy sucks Trump's dick)

Theresa Greenfield's campaign gets $132,000 fundraising boost after dog, Ringo, goes viral - The five-year-old rescue dog helped his human, Democratic Senate candidate Theresa Greenfield, to bring in $132,000 in online donations last Friday after being mentioned by Republican rival Sen. Joni Ernst

Kansas primary election 2020: The Senate and House races to watch - Vox - The most important Kansas primary elections, briefly explained ... ibertarian tech billionaire Peter Thiel pumped almost $1 million into the campaign to support Kobach. (haha, the vampire candidate)
Kansas Should Go F--- Itself - Reporting by Matt Taibbi - Author Thomas Frank predicted the modern culture war, and he was right about Donald Trump, but don't expect political leaders to pay attention to his new book about populism

How white supremacy infected Christianity and the Republican Party : politics ("infected" hahaha Jennifer)
relevantmagazine - Secondly, as evangelicalism becomes more of a secularized collective, QAnon rejuvenates it with new religious energy, providing a shared sense of secret knowledge to bring communities together and an assurance that everything is going to work out alright in the end. In a way, QAnon provides a political spin on end-times theology; a peek at the end of the book to provide confidence that the bad things happening now won't last forevery

Call for resignation of Virginia mayor after 'Aunt Jemima' post regarding Biden ... "Joe Biden has just announced Aunt Jemima as his VP pick" ... Mayor Barry Presgraves has been in office since 2008 ... (hello, asshole, your legacy is cemented)


Homeland Security Is Quietly Tying Antifa to Foreign Powers | The Nation - An intelligence reportmentions several Americans, including a left-wing podcast host ... Syria is sponsoring American left-wing ... (terrorists! we tell you!)

Police bodycam footage shows George Floyd arrest in detail | Daily Mail Online ... from terror on his face when officer points gun at his head, sobbing before he's shoved into squad car and begging to breathe as his life drains away
Daily Mail leaks bodycam footage of George Floyd arrest, killing : news

We Don't Need Bill Clinton's History of Civil Rights - Lawyers, Guns & Money -- Bill Clinton decided to use John Lewis' funeral to take a shot at Stokely Carmichael. The last thing we need is whites to use such opportunities to tell histories of the civil rights movements that are used to make them feel comfortable (the known pedophile Bill Clinton?)

Jerry Falwell Jr. Posted -- Then Deleted a Bizarre 'Vacation Photo' From Instagram
Robert Downen on Twitter: "wut is happening https://t.co/8iEOr9EeRQ" / Twitter

Inside the Project Veritas Plan to Steal the Election | The New Republic - part of a sprawling campaign to delegitimize mail-in balloting in the falla campaign being led by the White House.

'They need voters' : QAnon is finding a home in the Republican party - Believers of the conspiracy theory, labelled a potential domestic terror threat by the FBI, are running for national office as Republican candidates

Right-wing troll Andy Ngo busted for publishing stories by fake people : politics


'Mr. Jones' and the deadly consequences of shoddy journalism (Walter Duranty, remember him? doing PR for Stalin's genocide, now we have Haberputz)


Baby boomers show concerning decline in cognitive functioning, study of 30,000 Americans shows. Trend reverses progress over several generations. : science - The biggest factors linked to lower cognition scores among baby boomers in the study were lower wealth, higher levels of self-reported loneliness and depression, lack of physical activity and obesity ... "If it weren't for their better childhood health, move favorable family background, more years of education and higher likelihood of having a white-collar occupation, baby boomers would have even worse cognitive functioning"


TIL Physical attractiveness has a significant influence on judges sentencing. The more unattractive the criminal, the higher the sentence. Results of three studies show a minimum increase of 119.25% and a maximum increase of 304.88%. : todayilearned

Abstract art evokes a sense of "psychological distance" compared to representational art. That psychological distance shifts our mindset towards larger ideas and away from details, and suggests that abstract art can change our state of mind.

TIL Scientists implanted mice brains with human brain cells and the mice became "statistically and significantly smarter than control mice." They then created mouse-human hybrids by implanting baby mice with mature human astrocytes. Those cells completely took over the mouse's brain. : todayilearned

Experiencing Childhood Trauma or Abuse Makes Body and Brain Age Faster. The study examined three different signs of biological aging -- early puberty, cellular aging and changes in brain structure -- and found that trauma exposure was associated with all three. : science
Nadine Burke Harris: How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime | TED Talk


u/Cobra_Surprise gives a great breakdown of the grey area when it comes to sex, in regards to the perception of rape versus "reluctantly obliging"

Men of Reddit, what is the hardest thing to explain to a woman? : AskReddit




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Extremely dangerous excessive heatwaves have developed across parts of the desert Southwest United States and the Middle East. : worldnews


Expect 'lengthy' COVID-19 pandemic, WHO warns : worldnews
WHO just gave us the worst possible coronavirus prediction BGR - WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that the COVID-19 pandemic is a "once-in-a-century health crisis" with effects that will be felt for "decades to come"

Dr. Fauci Says Early Results from Coronavirus Vaccine Are 'Very Good News' : Coronavirus
Yale Epidemiologist pens letter denouncing White House attacks on Anthony Fauci : Coronavirus


MA COVID-19 Data 8/2/20 : boston
Massachusetts reports 11 new deaths, 353 new cases due to COVID-19 - The Boston Globe
Latest Mass. Map And Case Count: Breaking Down Coronavirus Here In Charts | CommonHealth


US coronavirus: 20,000 more people could die in next 3 weeks, CDC ensemble forecast shows : Coronavirus
White House opposes requirement for passengers to wear masks on planes, trains : politics ("they don't help against the fake demonrat hoax virus" Trump said)
Why Do Coronavirus Face Mask Mandates Make People So Angry? : politics
The Pandemic And College Football: A Look Back At The 1918 Season
An anti-mask cult in Illinois might spread coronavirus across the country : Coronavirus (to stop the socialist takeover)
Why Is The Right So Obsessed With Hydroxychloroquine? : politics

FDA's list of hand sanitizers to avoid grows again with more than 100 identified that may contain methanol : Coronavirus (all but two are in Mexico)
Easing up on public drinking laws would be useful as bars reopen, infectious disease experts say : Coronavirus

Is the Subway Risky? It May Be Safer Than You Think - The New York Times - New studies in Europe and Asia suggest that riding public transportation is not a major source of transmission for the coronavirus ... Ridership on the subway is still just 20 percent of pre-pandemic levels. Many commuters remain fearful of being exposed to the coronavirus ... as long as riders wear masks and train cars or buses never become as intensely crowded as they did in pre-pandemic rush hours.
Antibody tests do not pick up people who had mild coronavirus, Oxford study suggests : Coronavirus

'Coronaviru has stolen our future' : young people's despair as jobs evaporate

'I'm sorry, but its a fantasy' -- Jeff Gregorich, superintendent, on trying to reopen his schools safely


Florida breaks record for weekly coronavirus deaths: 1,230 reported in one week : Coronavirus

Mega church in Alabama to host "21 Days of Prayer and Fasting" where thousands of people meet in person everyday for 21 straight days while Birmingham hospitals are at capacity with covid patients


Rep. Cooper: 'Tennessee's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic has been disastrous' : Coronavirus (Refuckers)

Annual Sturgis rally expecting 250K, stirring virus concerns - Sturgis is on. The message has been broadcast across social media as South Dakota, which has seen an uptick in coronavirus infections in recent weeks, braces to host hundreds of thousands of bikers for the 80th edition of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally (99% Trumpsters)
Annual Sturgis rally expecting 250K, stirring virus concerns : Coronavirus

Coronavirus updates: Kids make up 10% of new cases in Louisiana : Coronavirus


Trump: 'Fake News' not reporting 'big China Virus breakouts all over the World' : worldnews

Russia plans to give doctors, teachers covid vaccine this month: Report : worldnews (wait for doctors and teachers to fall out of windows)

Japan: Okinawa declares COVID-19 emergency after US base outbreaks : worldnews (your military fuckers couldn't be bothered to tell their troops not to infect and kill a bunch of people because they needed to get drunk, how Trumpian)
Japan may add punishments for not following anti-virus measures : worldnews


Melbourne, Australia had no community transmission in early June. Now it's gone to Stage 4 ockdown for the first time.
Melbourne prepares for drastic Stage 4 coronavirus lockdown as Victoria records 671 new cases : worldnews
Australia's Victoria sets COVID curfew from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. in Melbourne, barring ~5M people from leaving their houses except for work/receive or give care : worldnews

Zimbabwean Minister who labelled Coronavirus as God's punishment to the West for sanctions is bed-ridden due to Covid-19 : Coronavirus


Iran Coronavirus Deaths Three Times More Than Official Figures - BBC Documents : worldnews

Brazil reports 45,392 new coronavirus cases, 1,088 deaths in last 24 hours : worldnews

33 crew members on Norwegian cruise ship test positive for COVID-19 : worldnews

India arrests dozens of journalists in clampdown on critics of Covid-19 response : worldnews (Modi fucked up the virus, killed tons of people, throws journos in jail for reporting his failure, Trump drools)
Indian home minister tested positive for covid : worldnews (but don't report it)

In just days, Vietnam shifts from virus-free paradise to panic : worldnews



Egypt tells Elon Musk its pyramids were not built by aliens : worldnews


China offers rewards for reporting underground churches : worldnews
Atrocities on Uighurs Muslims: China asks Pakistan to manage negative sentiments domestically : worldnews ... "We strongly oppose other countries interfering in our domestic affairs" (by having feeling about our killing thousands of Muslims)

Iraq: 560 people have been killed since October in anti-government rallies : worldnews


U.S. Missionary With No Medical Training Settles Suit Over Child Deaths At Her Center : worldnews ... Renee Bach ... at least 105 children died ... missionary ... "Serving His Children" (sounds kinda fundie, doesn't it)


Facebook announced Saturday it has obeyed a Brazilian judge's order for a worldwide block on the accounts of 12 of President Jair Bolsonaro's supporters who are under investigation for allegedly running a fake news network. (Fuckbook supports pedos, they said)
The US ambassador to Brazil reportedly asked Brazilian officials to help Trump's election


Thousands protested against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu across Israel, demanding he resign over alleged corruption and a resurgence of coronavirus cases. The protests took place at scores of intersections and bridges, where people held banners accusing Netanyahu of "failure" : worldnews

Anti-Putin protest in Russia's far east attracts thousands for a fourth weekend ... Hindsight is 2020 ...

'Racism kills': hundreds protest after Black actor shot dead in Lisbon : worldnews

Female Isis members like Shamima Begum go 'underestimated', warns UN : worldnews

Brexit fuels brain drain as skilled Britons head to the EU - Migration from the UK to remaining EU countries has increased by 30%. : worldnews (leaving UK even more stupid)
Conservative MP arrested on suspicion of rape : worldnews


Did Trump suffer some sort of medical crisis today? - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... Rumors all over Twitter that he made an unscheduled visit to Walter Reed ... Trump is on the golf course again as of 9 AM so I guess doing great.
Huston McKinney, CPA on Twitter: "#WalterReed Looking at Trump's he looks more dead than alive. Weak


The painful truth about Covid and the economy : Trump is to blame
Ten bucks left, no place to go: How the pandemic and a broken unemployment system are upending people's lives
House Approves $740 Billion Pentagon Budget While Millions Can't Afford Rent
Trump heads to his own golf club as Covid-19 surges and jobless benefits expire : politics
Blaming "Congress" for failing to pass a COVID relief bill is carrying Mitch McConnell's water - Lawyers, Guns & Money

U.S. Small Business Bailout Money Flowed to Chinese-Owned Companies - The New York Times - Millions of dollars of Paycheck Protection Program loans went to China-backed businesses in critical sectors, a study found.

President Trump Lashes Out at Dr. Fauci for Explaining Science : politics
Yep, we like Dr. Fauci more than we like you, Mr. President. Have any clue why? Just one? : politics

Dr. Deborah Birx: 'We are in a new phase' of coronavirus pandemic with more widespread cases - CNNPolitics
Pelosi says she has no confidence in White House coronavirus adviser Birx - Reuters (Trump dick-licker)

Trump gets an education in the art of reversal. The president's backdown in fighting with schools about their reopening marked the latest in a long line of failed red lines for Trump. (and they made fun of Obama's one red line for years)

Trump Says Mail-In Voting Session 'Must Be Met With Immediate Litigation,' Continuing Call to Delay Election : politics
Voting by mail is the safest, easiest way to vote. Why are so many national Republicans lying about it? : politics
Voting by Mail Is Crucial for Democracy - Especially amid the pandemic, it's the surest path to a more inclusive, more accurate and more secure election
Biden predicted Trump would try to delay the election months ago : politics

How the Media Could Get the Election Story Wrong - The New York Times

Trump wrecked the international order. It's time to start thinking about what happens when he's gone. : politics

Trump's Germany troops pullout may be his last gift to Putin before the election
Fox's Wallace presses Trump adviser on whether campaign would accept foreign assistance : politics (Barr-boy already said it was fine)

Deutsche Bank Opens Review Into Personal Banker to Trump and Kushner - The New York Times - The bank will examine a 2013 transaction between the banker, Rosemary Vrablic, and a company part-owned by Jared Kushner.

Trump keeps promising an overhaul of the nation's health care system that never arrives

New Emails Show Mike Pence Got Disgraced Governor Back Into the Navy After Sex Crime Charge: Report : politics - Eric Greitens reinstated into the Navy despite those in command stating they wanted nothing to do with the scandal-plagued former SEAL ... sexual misconduct ... "Mother's not going to be happy with this one ..."

In Obama's shadow: Facing historic failures, Trump chronically shifts blame to his predecessor (the "Obama virus")
On the de-Trumpification of America: It definitely won't be easy, but it must be done : politics

New Emails Show Mike Pence Got Disgraced Governor Back Into the Navy After Sex Crime Charge: Report : politics - Eric Greitens reinstated into the Navy despite those in command stating they wanted nothing to do with the scandal-plagued former SEAL ... sexual misconduct ... "Mother's not going to be happy with this one ..."

Jared Kushner Wanted to 'Get Shit Done." He Didn't (except for his shitty self)
Administration wasted half a billion on 10,000 ventilators that won't arrive until September 2022

In Trumpworld, the Grown-Ups in the Room All Left, and Got Book Deals - The New York Times - A large club of Trump administration evictees have turned their bracingly bad experiences into a new genre: political revenge literature.

Trump says he doesn't 'think' Herman Cain caught coronavirus at the Tulsa rally

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Sex with Demons - Lawyers, Guns & Money
On Sex with Demons - Going Medieval

The Republican National Convention will exclude the press and renominate Trump in private for the first time in modern history : politics

Trump's Republican Party is defined by racism and those who tolerate it: GOP strategist : politics ... "30 years to figure out that republicans use bigotry as a corner stone?"

How the Trump campaign came to court QAnon, the online conspiracy movement identified by the FBI as a violent threat : politics ... Trump's coalition of support at this point is: White nationalists, conspiracy theorists, nihilist rich people, brainwashed Fox watchers, and evangelicals. There is lots of overlap. Awesome tent they have going there.

Trump's red state presidency leaves U.S. with no unifying leader

Trump Warns 'Jobs Will Disappear' If Biden's Elected. Jaws Drop. : politics
Biden is eating into Trump's Rust Belt base : politics

Hating Joe Biden doesn't juice up their base: Key swing state slips away from Trump. Trump has trailed in every public poll in Pennsylvania since June.
How the Trump campaign came to court QAnon, the online conspiracy movement identified by the FBI as a violent threat - The Washington Post


Rep. With COVID Says Health Choices Are Up To Him; Critics Say That's What Women Have Been Saying | Rep. Louie Gohmert, who believes women should be forced to carry unwanted pregnancies to term, is suddenly all about (his) health choice freedoms. (Gumball)


Thunder players all kneel during anthem after threat from Oklahoma lawmaker : politics ... "Rep. Sean Roberts (R-Hominy) issued a warning to the Thunder on Friday threatening to pull tax breaks for the team if players kneel during the national anthem while citing conspiracy theories about 'Marxism'"

GOP dread over possible Kobach nomination that could endanger senate majority : politics

In Florida, Joe Biden is reaching polling heights Hillary Clinton never did : politics
Biden has edge in North Carolina and race is tight in Georgia - CBS News Battleground Tracker poll - CBS News

u/inconvenientnews outlines in detail voter suppression efforts by historical red states : bestof

Republicans embrace Trump, tolerate racism and give up on Black voters

Don't want to work on Emmert's farm no more - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The raging COVID-19 pandemic looks like it might be a tipping point for peonage ball:

Repeal Florida laws honoring Confederate flag, holidays : politics ... written in 1961 a century after the start of the Civil War and a few years before the Voting Act of 1964, the Confederate flag got more protection than the voting rights of Black people. And what is even more mind-twisting is this statute is still on the books ... .the idea that a former slave plantation, as a shrine, as a state park, is being used to memorialize the Confederacy, with taxpayer's funds, with descendants of African slaves' tax dollars, reflects a serious breach of moral accountability.

More Than 1,000 Protest Peacefully in Portland as Federal Agents Withdraw : politics (Trump's goons and thugs)
Portland police record highest number of death investigations in single month in more than three decades : news

The NYPD unit that snatched a protester off the street has been accosting people for years : politics

LAPD falsified records; could jeopardize hundreds of cases : politics (copster fuckers lied?)

Woman gets prison sentence for having dogs attack Akron grocery store worker : news

Two protesters arrested while chalking Black Pre-Born Lives Matteron sidewalk (white Republi-bitches and one dude)


New blood test may be able to detect changes in the brain 20 years before dementia symptoms occur : worldnews

Pluto's dark side spills its secrets -- ncluding hints of a hidden ocean

That time George W. Bush joked about lying us into an illegal war that killed millions : videos

TIL Mr Clean Magic Erasers are the same material people use for insulating and soundproofing. It's also easy to buy and cheap, you can by 100 Magic Eraser equivalent for $5.53. : todayilearned




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Next six months 'most critical in a generation' for climate emergency, says man behind Paris deal : worldnews (so the planet is totally fucked, then, cause that ain't happening)
Extreme rising seas could wipe out assets worth $14 trillion by 2100. Coastal floods wrought by rising seas could affect tens of millions more people and cause trillions of dollars of harm by the end of the century if the world fails to prevent the worst-case climate change scenario : science
Developers v Durrell: the battle over Corfu's 'jewel of nature' -- Super-rich join naturalists in fight to halt building of luxury resort on biodiverse headland : worldnews (billionaire Brit ex-pats could have stopped it)

Nuclear war is as likely as ever, says former defense secretary William Perry : worldnews

Salmonella outbreak in Canada linked to American red onions : worldnews ... Clearly they're not sending their best onions.


World Health Organization reports largest ever single-day increase in coronavirus cases across globe : worldnews
U.S. reports more than 1,000 coronavirus deaths for 5th day in a row : Coronavirus
Coronavirus update: July marked the worst month on record for new infections - The Washington Post - The United States saw a devastating surge in coronavirus infections during July, with more than 1.9 million new cases reportedby far the most tallied in a single month and a grim sign that the country had lost its grip on the pandemic.
The effects of the coronavirus pandemic will be 'felt for decades to come,' WHO chief says : worldnews (captitalism is a death cult)
Up-And-Coming Countries Have Some Of The Largest Outbreaks Of COVID-19 : Goats and Soda : NPR ... not rich, not poor, middle class ... and just any middle-income countries. They're some of the most influential players in the global south. Brazil, India, Mexico, Peru, Russia and South Africa are not only major emerging market economies, theyre regional political powers ... U.S. the one high-income country in the top 7
Coronavirus threat rises across U.S.: 'We just have to assume the monster is everywhere'

After Plummeting, the Virus Soars Back in the Midwest States like Missouri, Illinois and Wisconsin are riding a frustrating seesaw during the pandemic, with new coronavirus cases rising again after apparent progress. : Coronavirus


US New cases of Coronavirus level off coincides with Coronavirus data being sent directly to White House versus CDC (July 15) : Coronavirus (Jared cackles but the dead bodies will pile up)



MA COVID-19 Data 8/1/20 : boston


'A recipe for disaster' Charlie Baker rips 'lapses in judgment' contributing to coronavirus uptick in Massachusetts -- "If we continue to seerises in ostive test rates, we're going to have to make some changes"
Hard-hit Massachusetts worries COVID-19 respite is fleeting (Associated Press) : CoronavirusMa
Quincy Fines Businesses for Not Complying With Coronavirus Guidelines : CoronavirusMa
Assssssshole neighbors in Arlington : CoronavirusMa


Frequently Asked Influenza (Flu) Questions: 2020-2021S where thousands of people meet in person everyday for 21 straight days while Birmingham hospitals are at capacity with covid patients : Coronavirus
eason | CDC

Children may carry high levels of the coronavirus, up to 100 times as much as adults, new Lurie Children's Hospital study finds
All volunteers developed coronavirus immunity after Russian vaccine trials : Coronavirus
UC San Francisco Study Suggests Masks Do Protect Wearer From Contracting Coronavirus : Coronavirus
From brain fog to heart damage, COVID-19's lingering problems alarm scientists
Front-line healthcare workers with adequate personal protective equipment (PPE) have a three-fold increased risk of a positive SARS-CoV-2 test, compared to the general population. Those with inadequate PPE had a further increase in risk. : science

Donald Trump claims Anthony Fauci 'wrong' about cause of Covid-19 surge // President again contradicts his own health expert after doctor highlights troubled US response to virus : Coronavirus
Trump taps Kodak (yes, that Kodak) to bring stability to the drug market ("they have a great brand" he said
Kodak C.E.O. Got Stock Options Day Before News of Loan Sent Stock Soaring : news

NYC Won't Reopen Schools If Infection Rate Above 3%, Mayor Says
Teachers fearing in-person schooling make wills, retire or plan strikes : Coronavirus
On the First Day of School, an Indiana Student Tests Positive for Coronavirus - The New York Times - As more schools abandon plans for in-person classes, one that opened in Indiana this week had to quarantine students within hours.
AZ teacher who resigned over COVID-19 fears faces fine : Coronavirus (how Republican)
(TN) More than 100 Knox Co. teachers not returning to class this year, board member says : Coronavirus
Pasco County Teachers Take Legal Action Against Florida Over Reopening : Coronavirus
YMCA says they regret opening summer camp where COVID-19 infections occurred : Coronavirus -- more than 200 summer campers at a YMCA-run camp in north Georgia were infected with COVID-19.


Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis popularity plummets amid widely panned coronavirus response ... "what response) (Gov Death-Sentence)


'I'm fighting a war against COVID-19 and a war against stupidity,' says CMO of Houston hospital : After two hours of sleep a night for four months and seeing a member of his team contract the virus, Joseph Varon, MD, is growing exasperated. : Coronavirus

Nearly 25K deaths from COVID-19 predicted to occur before Nov. 1 in Texas : Coronavirus (perfect timing)
Houston, Texas movie theaters open during pandemic : Coronavirus - Now playing: Outbreak, Contagion, The Big Sick, Four Weddings and a Funeral, and Then More Funerals, The Dead Zone ,,, "you forgot "Idiocracy")

Arizona reports 2,992 new coronavirus cases, 53 more deaths : Coronavirus

Every Tennessee county now showing 'unacceptable' rates of COVID-19 transmission : Coronavirus


LA influencers keep throwing huge parties as coronavirus cases surge : Coronavirus


A Private LA Police Party Reportedly Went Down at a Closed Hollywood Bar Last Night : Coronavirus
Police officer deaths from COVID-19

Woman who destroyed Target mask display has some regrets - New York Daily News ... after being confronted by employees about not wearing one herself and claims employees are only bothering her because she is blond, white and wearing a $40,000 Rolex watch ... Melissa Rein Lively claimed her husband initially filed for divorce and she lost all of her public relations firm's clients after her infamous anti-mask tirade inside the Scottsdale, Ariz. store ... when police came to her home, she claimed to be a spokesperson for President Trump and the QAnon conspiracy theory. Subsequent investigations of Rein Lively's social media profiles revealed multiple instances of using racial slurs.

Rex Chapman???? on Twitter: "This woman in Scottsdale, Arizona was super upset with Target for selling face masks. So upset in fact, that she attacked their display....https://t.co/ye9LiDz0JH" / Twitter

On a call with SEC leaders, worried football players pushed back : 'It's not good enough'

Fewer parties in 2020 could leave Champagne producers with 100 million unsold bottles : worldnews

One of the first ships to resume cruising is having a COVID outbreak : worldnews

Mexico has the third highest virus death toll in the world : worldnews
Mexico now at No. 3 in world for Covid-19 deaths : Coronavirus

'We see no point in waring a face mask,' Sweden's top virus expert says as he touts the country's improving COVID ... Of all the top virus experts in the world that we've seen interviewed over the last months, the Swedish one just comes over as a complete sociopath. Zero emotions or empathy, he just seems to see the whole situation as "very interesting"

Vietnam to build 700-bed hospital in 4 days to serve Da` Nang outbreak : Coronavirus

Reuters: Thousands march in Berlin to protest coronavirus curbs : Coronavirus


Poland reports record coronavirus cases for third day : Coronavirus
Pubs in England may have to close to control coronavirus, says Sage adviser : worldnews

93% of Vancouver hotel rooms were empty last weekend, says industry leader - BC : worldnews

Fury as Conservative MP blames non-whites for UK coronavirus surge : worldnews ...
English beaches packed despite Covid-19 social distancing plea | UK news | The Guardian - Tens of thousands descend on south coast on hottest day of the year (no, no, it's those Muslims and Brown people!)


Thousands of people in the German capital Berlin are taking part in a protest against the country's coronavirus restrictions. : worldnews (freedumbs in Germany)
Hygiene rules disregarded : Police ends Corona protest in Berlin. : Coronavirus
German minister wants to get tough on COVID-19 rule breakers - Economy Minister Peter Altmaier is calling for tougher penalties for those not adhering to coronavirus rules. The number of daily new confirmed cases in Germany has been on the rise over the past several days. : worldnews

Japan Acted Like the Virus Had Gone. Now It's Spread Everywhere
Japan's Okinawa Declares State of Emergency as Coronavirus Cases Soar : worldnews

With a record single-day surge of 57,117 infections, India's Covid-19 tally reached 1,697,054 caseload today. The country's death toll now stands at 36,511, as per the government data. : worldnews (haha, Trump's America has 4x the deaths)
India: 9 die drinking sanitizer amid coronavirus alcohol ban : worldnews

Founder of secretive Christian sect at center of South Korea's largest outbreak of COVID-19 infections arrested for allegedly hiding crucial information from contact-tracers and other offenses...linked to more than 5,200 coronavirus infections, or 36% of South Korea's total cases. : worldnews (Coronacult)
The elderly leader of a secretive South Korean sect at the centre of the country's early coronavirus outbreak was arrested on Saturday for allegedly hindering the government's effort to contain the epidemic. Lee Man-hee, 88, is the head of the Shincheonji Church of Jesus : worldnews ... Can we just start publicly shaming people who wear their masks like that? FFS (click through for the pic)

Face up to it - you will probably all get coronavirus, Jair Bolsonaro tells Brazilians : worldnews
Brazilian Health Workers File ICC Complaint Arguing Bolsonaro Covid-19 Response Has Been Crime Against Humanity : worldnews

Philippines 'losing battle' as WHO records biggest jump in Covid-19 cases : worldnews
Philippines' police have arrested 76,000 people for breaching lockdown as Duterte wages war on COVID-19 just like his war on drugs : worldnews (well, he's not executing them or anything but ...) Packing jail cells tight with people who weren't taking COVID precautions seriously. What could possibly go wrong?


US ramps up sanctions over Uighur abuses with penalties on powerful Chinese paramilitary group : worldnews
US sanctions Chinese officials, paramilitary agency over Uighur abuses : worldnews

Estonia to reject China-backed Baltic tunnel plan over security fears : worldnews

Thousands flee Islamist insurgents in northern Mozambique : worldnews (meanwhile, in another corner of hell ...)

Hamster hero? How a Japanese cartoon became Thai youth protesters' symbol - Reuters

Turkish general who discovered Qatar funding for jihadists and ISIS oil smuggling was executed : worldnews - A senior officer who discovered the funneling of illicit Qatari funding for jihadists in Syria through Turkey was executed under orders from a general-turned-war profiteer who was identified as working with Turkish intelligence to deepen the conflict in Syria.

Japan funds save Lithuania museum on diplomat who saved Jews. : worldnews

Victims request special counsel over fatal humidifier sanitizer scandal - Victims of a deadly humidifier sanitizer scandal that has led to at least 1,553 officially registered deaths called on Friday for a special counsel to investigate relevant government ministries as well as manufacturers who made the products ... polyhexamethylene guanidine, an antibacterial agent used in the humidifier cleanser that can be fatal when inhaled in the form of droplets, had caused the deaths ... 14,000 people are estimated to have died in the fatal case. It also showed that an estimated 670,000 suffered health problems due to the sanitizers, including 520,000 who had not reported relevant symptoms prior to using the sanitizers. (Korea)
Victims of a deadly humidifier sanitizer scandal that has led to at least 1,553 officially registered deaths called on Friday for a special counsel to investigate relevant government ministries as well as manufacturers who made the products. : worldnews

TIL that Javed Iqbal, a Pakistani serial killer who murdered 100 young boys, strangling them, dismembering the corpses, and dissolving them in acid, was sentenced to death in the same manner: being strangled, cut into 100 pieces in front of the parents of the victims, and being dissolved in acid : todayilearned

Anti-Netanyahu protest movement to go global over weekend : worldnews ... Few politicians cling to power like Bibi. Dudes like a barnacle. I hope that finally he get tossed.

Cambodia targets short skirts, see-through shirts with new modesty law: The draft legislation would ban men from going out shirtless and stop women from wearing anything 'too short' or 'too see-through'
Body Bags and Enemy Lists: How Far-Right Police Officers and Ex-Soldiers Planned for 'Day X' Germany has woken up to a problem of far-right extremism in its elite special forces. But the threat of neo-Nazi infiltration of state institutions is much broader ... Nordkreuz, or Northern Cross. (Electric Nazi Boogaloo 2)

Indigenous man and his mother sue Vancouver police over alleged beating, arrest outside Walmart | CBC News - Shane Robertson, 39, says he was falsely accused of shoplifting before officers beat him

Boris Johnson puts own brother and billionaire donor in House of Lords for life : worldnews


Prince Andrew lobbied US government for better plea deal for a former friend in the disgraced late financier's underage prostitution case, newly released Ghislaine Maxwell documents claim ... (sex-trafficking victims, not "prostitutes" you Britster assholes)
Underage girl forced to have sex with Prince Andrew, US court document claims : worldnews -- It is claimed in the unsealed papers that an island orgy was one of three occasions when Jane Doe #3 was forced to have sex with Andrew. The other locations were Maxwell's London flat and and in New York. (lock up the royal fucker for the rest of his life)
Former Epstein partner: Trump and Maxwell knew each other well : politics (why he "wished her well") ... Perverts of a feather fuck minors together.
Clinton, Trump Emerge in Unsealed Epstein Evidence : politics ... kinda funny how Fox TV only reports the Clinton part of this story ...
White House defends Trump's well-wishes for alleged Jeffrey Epstein sex crimes accomplice Ghislaine Maxwell : politics

Person has balls, every other neighbor has Trump signs up : pics
There's the wall he's been asking for : PoliticalHumor
Many should be arrested because these are professional agitators, these are professional anarchists, these are people who hate our country, Trump said
Over here, look here, I am distracting you.. here! : PoliticalHumor

Internet goes crazy after trump announces attempt to ban tiktok : worldnews
Is Sarah Cooper the Real Reason Donald Trump Wants to Ban TikTok? | Vogue - Cooper, of course, is the actress and comedian who has come to Internet fame by posting videos of her lip syncing Trump's speeches and interviews to hilarious effect ...
Is this about Sarah Cooper? - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Sarah Cooper on Twitter: "How to tick tack https://t.co/1Mn8nk363f" / Twitter


Eschaton: How Long Can Stonks Float On Powell's Levitation Device - I don't actually remember an economic model of "The Fed blowing up financial assets as fast as possible as the real economy disintegrates" and am too dumb to imagine how long that bubble can float on nothing.
Republicans Resume Fear-Mongering About The Debt. Don't Believe Them. : politics ... One of the few silver linings in the Trump Era: never having to take Republicans seriously again (after bankrupting the country, here we go again, day after the election, it will be "Biden's debt")

The cost of becoming a U.S. citizen just went up drastically. And asylum is no longer free : politics
Supreme Court declines to halt Trump border wall | TheHill (5-4)

Millions in US face financial ruin as emergency jobless benefits end : politics
Biggest drop in US GDP since World War II : news

Trumps campaign in crisis as aides attempt August reset before time runs out (Vlad is working on it)


Everything we suspected about Donald Trump has come true. Donald Trump is a fascist. He comes right out and says it. Even his friends admit it. He's also a whiny loser. : politics
u/distantapplause finds Trump tweets that correspond to ALL of Umberto Eco's 14 properties of fascism
Silent Republicans Get tS He Didnark Reminder Of Their Complicity In Joe Scarborough Op-Ed : "None dare call it treason, but perhaps one day they will"


Trump and Kushner Must Be Prosecuted for Crimes Against Humanity : politics ... that's why they will stop at nothing to try to steal the election
Jared Kushner Reportedly Axed COVID-19 Plan Because Virus Hit Democratic States Harder : politics ... It's a bold move to kill that many people in cold blood, when you live in the same country as their family members. A bold move.
Jared Kushner Got Up to $3 Million From Companies That Benefited From Trump Admin Programs, Documents Show : politics ... Ivanka Trump earned in $3,921,585 from her stake in the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., which has become a hub of activity for lobbyists and foreign interests since the president took office ...
An American Story - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... ASU kept teachers, staff and students on campus until April. That' awell after we knew this was a killer disease ... Many got covid. Including me. Now they want to do something potentially dangerous again and be protected from lawsuits ... Sad to report @Sciencing_Bi died from COVID this evening ... (Kushfuckered)

Trump blatantly boosts his own hotel in the relief bill, and Republicans play dumb : politics ("Trump owns hotels? We didn't know that")

Report: US ambassador asked Brazil for favour to help Trump in 2020 : politics (just a little this for that)
Lawmakers 'Alarmed' by Reports U.S. Envoy Told Brazil It Could Help Re-elect Trump - The House Foreign Affairs Committee has begun an inquiry into multiple reports in the Brazilian media that the U.S. ambassador was framing negotiations over ethanol tariffs in partisan terms

Pelosi upbraids counterintel chief in private briefing over Russian meddling - POLITICO

Opinion: Trump's demand for election-night results is deceptive and dangerous
Laurence Tribe says if a 2020 result isn't decided by January 20, Pelosi will be president
Trump's suggestion to delay the election is the most anti-democratic thing any president ever said ... He would fucking hate Russia. A bunch of actual rich people making fun of him. It's just a colder version of New York.
Mail Delays Fuel Concern Trump Is Undercutting Postal System Ahead of Voting : politics
Trump says mail voting is bad, but absentee voting is good. His lawyers admit they're the same thing ... Some states have long used all-mail elections. There have been more than 250 million ballots cast by mail in the last 20 years, and only 143 prosecutions related to mail ballot fraud, or a rate of about 0.00006% (and they were all Republicans)
Trump campaign fighting to make it harder for Democrats to vote by mail : politics

Reporters wont see Trump nomination -- Barring a last-minute change, this will be the first Republican presidential nominating convention in history where reporters are not admitted.


Column: Sometimes, the ACLU is all that has stood between a democracy and a Trump dictatorship : politics (donate)

Alexander Vindman: Coming forward ended my career. I still believe doing what's right matters (to no Republican, ever)
Media outlets accuse DOJ of selectively redacting Mueller records : politics

Barr Makes It Official -- He's Trumps New "Fixer" -- If and when the attorney general leaves, the Department of Justice faces a reckoning (start with locking up the fat fucker for the rest of his pathetic soulless life)
Barr may try to spin his 'investigation' before the election. Don't believe him.

Watchdog Group Alleges Stephen Miller Violated Federal Law by Criticizing Joe Biden on Fox News : politics

Inside the White House's attempt to message its way out of the coronavirus crisis
Conservative Media Is Really Struggling With the Possibility That Trump Killed Herman Camn : politics

Republicans would rather destroy the country than ease up on brutal class war : politics

'Nobody likes me,' Trump complains, as even his allies fade - CNNPolitics ... "Maybe it's my shitty personality" he said)

Biting New Anti-Trump Video Imagines A Republican Waking Up From A Coma : politics ... "what was dark" ...
The Lincoln Project's plan for preserving the union: Drive Trump out of office by driving him nuts
Lincoln Project Gets Personal In New Ad, Mocking 'Impotus Americanus' Trump's Weight and 'Ruddy Orange' Color
Nationalist Geographic - YouTube
John Cleese's Hilarious Donald Trump Rant

Rep. Razl Grijalva tests positive for COVID-19, is symptom-free ... after a week in Washington, D.C., that included a hearing with Rep. Louie Gohmert, who also tested positive in recent days ... The hearing was Tuesday; Gohmert tested positive Wednesday. The same day, Gohmert also attended a hearing of the House Judiciary Committee, which includes three other members of Congress from Arizona. (Gumball)

Opinion | The new anti-Biden attack, same as the old anti-Biden attack - The Washington Post ... even more forcefully exposing Joe Biden as a puppet of the radical left wing ...


McConnell: 15-20 GOP senators will not vote for any coronavirus deal : politics (Turtlefucker suddenly powerless to control his fuckers)

Say what you will about nihilistic projection, it's an ethos - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell set a very, very high bar for shameless lying, but that doesn't mean Kevin McCarthy is going to just lay down: ... No electoral defeat these assholes suffer in November could be large or humiliating enough. (It's all Pelosi's fault that Gohmert/Gumball spread the virus in Congress)

House Republicans are on the defensive in suburban strongholds as voters reject President Trumps handling of the coronavirus.

Susan Collin's ads seem to feature ordinary people -- but don't reveal their ties to Maine GOP | Collins has failed to disclose testimonials from state legislators, party officials and even her own staffers (Suzie-Floozy is a lying asshole, oh we mean Republican)
As Coronavirus Grips US, Critics Remember Susan Collins' Insistence Pandemic Flu Funding Be Cut From 2009 Stimulus Package - "Senator Collins went out of her way to stop funds from going to pandemic preparedness, and now Mainers are concerned because of Collins' history of opposing funding : politics ("you think she's learned her lesson?)
How Maine's Lobsters Got Trapped in Trump's Trade Wars | Time

U/ffffqqq goes HAM and lists out every MAGA associated republican involved in, or convicted of sexual assault or pedophilia : bestof

Eschaton: Scoop Of A Lifetime - Wow if only you'd been a reporter at a prominent American news outlet so you could have informed the public that the White House was willing to let half the country die because they though it would be good politics (Haberputz and your NYT again, she didn't think it was a story worth reporting)

Trump calls Portland protesters 'terrorists' claims they 'hate our country)
Trump says federal agents will remain in Portland -- but they already left
Calm returns to Portland as federal agents withdraw - The Washington Post (Trump's rioting goons)
DHS official whose office compiled 'intelligence reports' on journalists and protesters has been removed from his job
National Guard Major Calls Assault on D.C. Protesters 'Deeply Disturbing'

You've Been Trumped Too: Documentary that Trump 'doesn't want you to see' to be released worldwide - Trump has tried to block the film from being seen for the past four years
The Horrifying ICE Documentary Trump Doesn't Want You to See


Federal Agents Don't Need Army Fatigues | If you're an officer of the law, dress like one. Leave the soldiering to soldiers ... The only reason to wear camouflage in an urban setting -- be it federal agents or self-declared militia members -- is intimidation.


Couple who yelled 'white power' at Black man and his girlfriend arrested for hate crimes : news


Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont signs sweeping police reform bill : news ... The law institutes a new statewide watchdog for police misconduct, bans "chokeholds" in most instances and puts limits on the ability of police departments to withhold officers' disciplinary records. It also allows individual officers to be held financially liable in civil suits over their actions. The law requires all departments statewide to equip officers with body-worn cameras and places limits on the military equipment Connecticut police departments can acquire or use.


Cincinnati officer sues online posters for defamation after being accused of being racist : news


Weapons rooms, fake windows and a $3m price tag: inside a luxury doomsday bunker : worldnews ... "survival condo"


Methuens police chief is one of the highest paid in the country - $326,707 in 2019 - and he says he deserves more -- Four patrol officers are losing their jobs ... Methuen had one murder last year. Still, Joseph Solomon believes he is underpaid. (fucking Methuen)
Methuen's police chief is one of the highest paid in the country and he says he deserves more


Brad Garrett says Ellen Degeneres is personally responsible for her 'toxic' workplace (Ellen Degenerate is a total toxic bitch, cancel her)
Ellen: hit talkshow in crisis amid revelations of toxic workplace culture : news
The Dramatic Fall Of Ellen DeGeneres Marks A Shift In The Way We See Celebrities - We saw the first wave of disapproval after DeGeneres attempted to rehabilitate the public image of George W. Bush, framing their friendship as something wholesome, as though the Iraq War was nothing more than a problematic tweet.
Ellen DeGeneres apologizes to staff after report of toxic culture at talk show - CNN
Ellen: hit talkshow in crisis amid revelations of toxic workplace culture | Television & radio | The Guardian - Host DeGeneres pledges changes amid allegations of sexual misconduct and racism behind the scenes (sure, bitch)
A timeline of the backlash Ellen DeGeneres has faced in 2020 - Insider (timeline)
Kevin T. Porter on Twitter: "Right now we all need a little kindness. You know, like Ellen Degeneres always talks about! -- She's also notoriously one of the meanest people alive ...


Millionaire Who Set Plane on Autopilot While Having Sex with Teen Requests Early Prison Release : news


TIL Tom Cruise divorced all three of his ex-wives when they turned 33 (Mimi Rogers, Nicole Kidman, Katie Holmes) and each is 11 years younger than the last. : todayilearned
TIL Tom Cruise was diagnosed with dyslexia at 6 yrs old and graduated high school as a functional illiterate, relying on his sister for help with schoolwork. He was in movies like Taps and Risky Business before learning to read in 1986 when he became a scientologist, the year Top Gun was released. : todayilearned (explains a lot)


Isabel WilkersonsCasteIs an 'Instant American Classic' About Our Abiding Sin


Pentagon's UFO unit will make some findings public - CNN Video : news


What is a scam not many people notice? : AskReddit


What is the greatest comeback to a insult you've ever heard?




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Record 212 land and environment activists killed last year : worldnews
How Costa Rica Slowed, Stopped, Then Reversed, Deforestation in Their Rainforests : worldnews
Irish citizens win case to force government action on climate change | Living : worldnews
Exxon lost $1B in second quarter as oil use dries up : news

As temperatures rise, a 'nightmare' of toxic algae plagues the hidden gems of Cape Cod


Almost 30 Million in U.S. Didn't Have Enough to Eat Last Week ... Dr Phil got ten million from the government in COVID relief. What did you get? (Jared laughs hysterically)

Exclusive: CDC projects U.S. coronavirus death toll could top 180,000 by Aug. 22 (so, 300,000 easy by election day)
Public health expert says 'zero doubt' most U.S. virus deaths were avoidable (Trump will have killed 300,000 by the time he's done, more than all US wars combined)
Coronavirus Trump Kills One American Every 60 Seconds : Coronavirus
COVID-19 hospital data is a hot mess after feds take control : Coronavirus
CDC director says he wasn't involved in decision to reroute COVID-19 hospitalization data : Coronavirus (says someone with the initial "J' and "K" might have had something to do with it)

Covid U.S. death toll passes 150,000: Hispanics among hardest-hit - The Washington Post - Pandemics weight falls on Hispanics and Native Americans, as deaths pass 150,000 ... other disturbing trends have emerged as the virus weaves an increasingly fatal path through new terrain. And experts have dire forecasts for the months ahead.

Fauci on Coronavirus Misinformation: Virus Is Not a Hoax and Children Are Not Immune : Coronavirus
But he yells so loudly!! : PoliticalHumor


MA COVID-19 Data 7/31/20 : boston (tests way up, to 19,000)
7/31 Mass. COVID counts: 387 new confirmed cases, 2% positive : CoronavirusMa - Confirmed cases: 387* / Total Tests: 19,151(!) = 2.02% positivity - 14 new confirmed deaths, 8389 total - -20 hospitalized, +3 ICU, -1 intubated - 127 new probable cases, 0 new probable deaths
The average age of a new COVID test reported by the DPH today is 3.2 days (7/31/20) : CoronavirusMa (vs 1 month in DC)

Mass. only meeting 1 of 3 important benchmarks : CoronavirusMa


Walsh: Boston students will not return to the classroom full-time this fall
Boston teachers overwhelmingly prefer remote-only instruction - The Boston Globe (rightwing Globe comments are outraged)

The Risk That Students Could Arrive at School With the Coronavirus - The New York Times - As schools grapple with how to reopen, new estimates show that large parts of the country would likely see infected students if classrooms opened now (who you gonna believe, the scientists or our Fuckbook idiot friends? and oh look, the dumbfucks are screwed)

Children under five carry 10-100 higher levels of coronavirus in their noses: Study : worldnews
Young Kids Could Spread COVID-19 As Much As Older Children and Adults : CoronavirusMa
Tucson mom wants parents to be careful after 'shady' COVID-19 waiver at son's daycare ... "Dismembered, dies, unwantingly touched" (sounds like a Republican waiver)

The Coronavirus Is Airborne. Keep Saying It. : Coronavirus
Concerns about Waning COVID-19 Immunity Are Likely Overblown : Coronavirus
Hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19: Scientists say it's time to stop promoting the drug : Coronavirus

For the first time in 142 days, no one died from coronavirus in N.J. hospitals yesterday : Coronavirus (there's hope)
N.J. coronavirus transmission rate is highest in 3 months. 'Alarms are going off,' Murphy warns (sorry, no hope)

Tennessee pastor tests positive for COVID-19 one week after attending meeting with Trump at White House : Coronavirus

Florida breaks daily coronavirus deaths record for 4th straight day : Coronavirus
DeSantis' popularity plummets in another Florida poll ... He still has pre-pandemic level Trump approval ratings (45%) which is baffling to me.

SARS-CoV-2 Transmission and Infection Among Attendees of an Overnight Camp (analysis to June super-spreader)
Report shows coronavirus infected scores of children and staff at Georgia sleep-away camp - The Boston Globe ... sleep-way camp in Georgia last month in which 260 children and staffmore than three-quarters of those tested contracted the virus less than a week after spending time in close quarters together. The children had a median age of 12. Unlike staff, they were not required to wear masks, or to open windows to keep their cabins well-ventilated.


Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers declares public health emergency, issues statewide mask mandate : news (Wississippi Rethugs have meltdown, "sheriffs" will refuse to enforce)
Opposition to Wisconsin Govenor's mask mandate rises as State Senate leader threatens to block it, sheriffs say they won't enforce : Coronavirus

Mask dispute leaves Staples customer with broken leg after woman throws her to ground - Margot Kagan, who recently had a liver transplant and was walking with a cane, was thrown to the ground by another customer she had told to wear a mask.
Mask dispute leaves Staples customer with broken leg after woman throws her to ground : news

AZ Charter school 'won't mandate a mask policy' as some parents want options that don't force masks : Coronavirus (muh freedumbs to kill you and screw those intitled teachers)

UPDATE: Washington, NC Mayor in the hospital on a ventilator for COVID-19 : Coronavirus - Hodges says he attended Monday's city council meeting and felt fine, except for a cough (think he was wearing a mask?)


Bill Gates on Elon Musk's controversial coronavirus comments: Stick with electric cars and rockets (the Muskrat is evil)

Border officials crack down on Americans travelling through B.C. to Alaska : worldnews ... $750,000 fine, 3 yrs in jail)

Coronavirus cases rise 54% in mainland France in a week - Health authorities say rise is particularly concerning among those aged 20-30 : worldnews

One in four positive Victorian COVID-19 cases not at home when authorities came knocking : worldnews

Brazilian President Bolsonaro says he has 'mold' in lungs : worldnews
[Brazil] Bolsonaro has lung infection, but doctors do not testify to covid (Portuguese) : Coronavirus (just a little mold, they said)


A Quarter of Bangladesh Is Flooded. Millions Have Lost Everything. - The New York Times - latest calamity illustrates a striking inequity of our time: The people least responsible for climate change are among those most hurt by its consequences.


Hong Kong postpones election as coronavirus cases surge : worldnews ... for a year ...


China's Forced Sterilization of Uyghur Women Violates Clear International Law

The U.S. military will help Japan monitor "unprecedented" Chinese incursions around East China Sea islands controlled by Tokyo but claimed by Beijing as Chinese boats prepare to begin fishing in nearby waters, the commander of U.S. Forces Japan said on Wednesday. : worldnews (part of Trump's plan to blow up the world and declare himself dictator for life)

Four Hong Kong Students Arrested for 'Inciting Secession' on Social Media The students, aged 16 to 21, are the first people to be arrested as part of a police operation under China's new national security law. US 'considering' measures to let Hongkongers settle in the country in wake of national security law, Mike Pompeo says ("if they're rich enough" he said)


Egypt imprisons female TikTok influencers: A court in Cairo has sentenced six young female bloggers to prison for up to two years -- not for political offenses, but for violating "public morals." ... an "outrageous attack on civil liberties" (by muzfuckers, really?)

'Our Obligation Is to Defend Democracy': Bolivians Join Mass Marches Against Election Delay by Right-Wing Coup Government : worldnews (America next month)

Australia to make Facebook, Google pay for news in world first : worldnews
Governments proposal to rename Lake Victoria. "You cannot continue to give dignity to these colonialists". Queen Victoria was one of the leading supporters of slavery. : worldnews

KSK: German special forces company dissolved due to far-right concerns : worldnews (and the Nazis rose again)

Mexican megachurch leader charged again with child rape again : news


Eurozone enters deepest-ever recession as economy shrinks 12.1 per cent : worldnews


Microsoft Said to Be in Talks to Buy TikTok, as Trump Weighs Curtailing App - The New York Times ... as President Trump said on Friday that he was considering taking steps that would effectively ban the app from the United States


Ghislaine Maxwell trained underage girls as sex slaves, documents allege : worldnews ... . Also, check Dershowitz on twitter. He's literally cracking ... Trump's lawyers keep getting into trouble. Very strange coincidence ... (Dershofuck finally getting karma'd)
My Perfect Sex Life, by Alan Dershowitz, Esq. - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... Your reminder that Alex Acosta 1) negotiated tha Not great Bob. 1) ridiculous sweetheart immunity-for-everyone plea deal, 2) illegally lied about it, and 3) may not be one of the 5 worst people to serve in Donald Trumpps cabinet ... Let's recall that Bill Barr's father hired Epstein to teach at the Dalton School, even though Epstein was a college dropout with no teaching experience. (Sounds like something QAnon would make up doesn't it ...And that Donald Trump wished Maxwell well in a press conference last week
Your Midnight Not At All Surprising but Still Revoltingly Disgusting News - Lawyers, Guns & Money (will rage about not being invited to Martha's Vineyard parties, canceling obvious child rapists)
Andrew Feinberg on Twitter: "WHOA. https://t.co/EiWez0ddOc" / Twitter ... Former Labor Secretary Alex Acosta still has some explaining to do.
I cannot believe the guy who penned an Op-Ed in 1994 titled "Statutory Rape is an Outdated Concept" has been found in newly unsealed court docs to have raped girls as young as 13 and negotiated immunity for himself. Any comments @AlanDersh

GIUFFRE V MAXWELL UNSEALED DOCUMENTS MEGATHREAD : Epstein

Jeffrey Epstein to Ghislaine Maxwell: 'You have done nothing wrong ... go outside, head high'
New Ghislaine Maxwell docs revive lurid tales about orgies, Clinton, Dershowitz - New York Daily News ... (and Trump)
Presumed guilty - Lawyers, Guns & Money - One aspect of the Dershowitz-Epstein affair that hasnt gotten enough attention is the fact that Alan Dershowitz chose to represent Jeffrey Epstein in the original criminal prosecution that got Epstein a slap on the wrist, and immunized potential co-conspirators, such as, to pull a name out at random, Alan Dershowitz, from prosecution.
Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell Accuser Virginia Giuffre Says Bill Clinton Partied on Pedophile Island - Virginia Roberts Giuffre says Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell trafficked her to powerful men and that Epstein bragged Clinton was "in his pocket" (time to dump him, Hillary)
Ghislaine Maxwell trained underage girls as sex slaves, documents allege : news
Underage girl forced to have sex with Prince Andrew, US court document claims : news (... and ...)
Some object after Alaska Bar Association hires Alan Dershowitz, Jeffrey Epstein's attorney, to speak at convention (that worked out well)

Twitter hack: Florida teen charged as 'mastermind' of massive Twitter hack targeting Obama, Bill Gates, other high-profile accounts -- New York Daily News
Three people just got charged for Twitter s huge hack, and a Florida teen is in jail - Update: Not just the Tampa teen, two others just got charged in Orlando and the UK


Postal Service backlog sparks worries that ballot delivery could be delayed in November - The Washington Post
Opinion | Trump just told us how mail delays could help him corrupt the election - The Washington Post (only votes received on election day count, after he makessure the mail is delayed)
Trump doubles down, warns November will bring 'greatest election disaster in history' | Fox News - People 'oughta get smart' Trump said
Video resurfaces of Trump struggling to vote in person in 2004 as he ramps up attacks on mail-in voting - CNNPolitics ... "I just voted. At least you can say the Trumpster doesn't give up" (holy shit, he calls himself that)

I'm confused, which one is it?!? (+history of 2.:Electric Boogaloo)

Experts dismiss Trump claim that it could take 'years' to declare election winner : politics (centuries, even)
Trump Is the Election Crisis He Is Warning About | The New Yorker - When a sitting President threatens to delay a sacrosanct American ritual, you'd better listen
More Than Just a Tweet: Trump's Campaign to Undercut Democracy - Floating the idea of delaying the election was the latest step in the president's running effort to discredit the election, risking long-term damage to public trust in the system.
Rigged election goes from Trump complaint to campaign strategy - The notion that the president might not accept the election results has jumped from the partisan fever swamps to center stage in the campaign.
New Yahoo News/YouGov poll: Most Trump voters say they will not accept the 2020 results if Biden wins because of mail-in ballots

Census Bureau Will End Counting Early, Risking Inaccurate Data : NPR (meanwhile, for some strange reason, only Republicans live in America)

The Great Trumpkin masks his true feelings - The Boston Globe

Kumail Nanjiani on Twitter: "He's just so stupid. He's so breathtakingly stupid that the above statement is all it takes for every person reading this to know exactly who I'm talking about." / Twitter

Dr. Justin Frank: "It is terrifying to have a president who is psychotic" : politics

Obama reminds us what it's like to have a president who understands America (better than Trump, anyway)
Tucker Carlson Calls Barack Obama 'a Greasy Politician' Who 'Desecrated' John Lewis' Funeral ... "one of the sleaziest and most dishonest figures in the history of American politics" ...
Trump Administration Accomplishments | The White House (they gave up two years ago)

What a tremendous burden it must be for you to still be defending Donald Trump : politics

Pompeo hit with subpoena after he's caught assisting Senate GOPs political smear of Biden ... The subpoena demands all records purportedly dealing with the Bidens and Ukrainian energy company Burisma Holdings the department has produced to Republican-led Senate committees (lame duck Nagel finally gets his ass in gear)

House clears $1.3T spending bill with $210B in emergency cash - POLITICO - The legislation has no shot in the Republican-controlled Senate and President Donald Trump has already threatened to veto it.

Fauci to testify before U.S. House COVID-19 panel after being blocked by White House : politics

Trump in trouble as nearly two-thirds of Americans disapprove of his handling of COVID-19, protests, Russia: Poll : politics (waiting for the 1/3 to die)
Donald Trump Is Getting Less Popular By the Day : politics
Trump in trouble as nearly two-thirds of Americans disapprove of his handling of COVID-19, protests, Russia: POLL - ABC News - Trump is underwater on his handling of the coronavirus, protests and Russia.
COVID-19 Is Upending the Battle for State Legislatures - The Atlantic - The 2020 election undoubtedly offers Democrats their best chance yet to reclaim state legislative chambers across the country.

Jared Kushner, Head of the Biological Warfare Department : PoliticalHumor
Jared Kushner Pandemic Response Plan Destroyed By White House Venality - The White House's Pandemic Response Plan Was Destroyed By Its Own Venality and Inhumanity - Jared Kushner and his finance buddies were at the center of it ... Fight the pandemic and solve the systemic flaws in American healthcare? No problem, dudes. I work for Morgan Stanley. Yeesh.
Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner earned at least $36 million in outside income last year, new disclosures show - The Washington Post
Has Ivanka Trump had plastic surgery? - Quora
How Jared Kushner subverted Jared Kushner's secret plan to save America ... is Jared Kushner a dim-witted neophyte with a wildly exaggerated belief in his own competence, or is he a really evil person? (both)
Real Americans - Lawyers, Guns & Money - like to focus on one particular aspect of the article about how Trump went to Jared for his pandemic relief that Paul discussed earlier: (kill the libs)
Kushner's axed coronavirus team shied away from a national strategy, believing the virus was hitting Democratic states hardest and they could blame the governors, report says : politics (yeah, the worked, like all his dumbfuck ideas)
Kushner's COVID-19 Team Ended Plan For Nationwide Testing Because They Didn't Want To Help Blue States ... Kushner's team ultimately decided to thrust the responsibility of handling the testing shortage crisis upon individual states for political reasons in April, as blue states like New York bore the brunt of the pandemic at the time.
u/Susan_Sto-Helit provides a timeline for several instances where the federal government prevented "blue states" from receiving proper PPE during the pandemic : bestof
House Democrats find administration overspent for ventilators by as much as $500 million | Democrats say the episode raises questions about one of the Trump administration's largest contracts for ventilator production. : politics (Kushfucked)


Trump's Ambivalence Toward Blue States Is Worse Than Previously Thought

The case for Attorney General Barr's Impeachment. : politics

Trump's Phone Rant to Senator Overheard on Speakerphone at D.C. Restaurant

'Indefensible and Disgusting': Senate Departs for 3-Day Weekend as Unemployment Benefits Expire for 30 Million : politics ... And their concern is people will get paid for doing nothing. As they go on a three day vacation following a two week recess.


Rep. Louie Gohmert slept in office after positive COVID-19 test, Rep. Jackie Speier says | "It's beyond comprehension that anyone would act in this way, let alone a member of Congress," Speier said. : politics (Louie "Dumbfucker" Gumball) ... Wanna hear something really scary? Before Gohmert was a Congressperson, he was a judge. And Chief Justice on Texa's 12th Court of Appeals (why you don't elect judges)


Ohio House speaker and four others arrested by FBI in connection with $60 million public corruption case : politics
Federal grand jury indicts Tennessee State senator on 48 counts of theft, embezzlement and wire fraud : politics

Countering G.O.P. on Courts, Democrats Will Call for 'Structural' Change -- Progressives pushed for the platform language after President Trumps drive put 200 conservative judges on the federal bench and Senate Republicans blocked President Obama's nominees

Opinion | Susan Rice as VP would be a human lightning rod. Biden shouldn't pick her (terrible history, thanks, Barry)
Next - Lawyers, Guns & Money - the search going to find a Black woman politician who doesn't rub powerful old white guys the wrong way going? Not great Bob. -- Note: Link below is to the Church of Scientology's website. ... Also commemorating the occasion was Ms. Karen Bass, Speaker Emeritus of the California State Assembly: ... If Harris' people leaked this then good for them.


Trump was secretly recorded boasting on speakerphone of how many retweets he got for a post defending Confederate base names : politics

Trump ordered federal forces to quell Portland protests. But the chaos ended as soon as they left. : politics
Portland sees peaceful night of protests following withdrawal of federal troops : news (Trump's thugs and goons)
Burns, bloody wounds, broken bones: Injuries mount at Portland protests - oregonlive.com ... "impact munitions"
Trump badly miscalculated in Portland -- and even he knows it (doubtful)
Americans believe federal law enforcement presence at protests is making the situation worse : politics
Trump frequently accuses the far-left of inciting violence, yet right-wing extremists have killed 329 victims in the last 25 years, while antifa members haven't killed any, according to a new study : politics
'Who's escalating this? It's not us': Portland protester says federal agents deliberately intensifying violence : politics

Department of Homeland Security found to be gathering 'intelligence' on journalists covering Oregon protests (they didn't want to shoot Breitbart)
Never before has campus PC been more out of control - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Shorter the Trump administration: journalists who are not full-time propagandists for our administration are terrorists (Disband Lieberman's and Hillary's DHS and salt the ground)

Marijuana smell not an exhibit for search and arrest Maryland's highest court affirms

Pinellas sheriff to Rays: Breonna Taylor tweet was 'just wrong' and 'reckless' - Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said he'll evaluate whether his agency will work with the baseball team in the future (must pass Republican purity test to get police response, tell teams they can't say anything because he's the boss)

Six former Houston police officers indicted in botched drug raid that left two dead : news ... one under "house arrest" ...

Oakland Co. girl jailed for not doing homework gets released ... after ... "the 15-year-old high school sophomore was taken away from the courtroom in handcuffs and shackles," (superbitch Judge Mary Ellen Brennan of Oakland County Family Court overrulled after throwing her in juvie for two months)


Federal appeals court tosses Tsarnaev death sentence, orders new penalty-phase trial - The Boston Globe


The Daily Caller is receiving money from Trump and GOP groups while its subsidiary participates in Facebooks fact-checking program (Fuckerberged in so many ways)


James Murdoch Resigns From News Corp. Board, Citing "Disagreements" Over Editorial Content

NBC Insiders Say Entertainment Boss Fostered Toxic Culture, Under Investigation | Hollywood Reporter - Current and former employees allege that NBC Entertainment chairman Paul Telegdy engaged in racist, sexist and homophobic behavior -- "It was par for the course" (burn it all down)

Actor Bryan Callen accused of sexual assault, misconduct - Los Angeles Times (another dick down)

Dozens Of Former "Ellen Show" Employees Say Executive Producers Engaged In Rampant Sexual Misconduct And Harassment

Please Dont Objectify Sex Robots ... Brick Dollbanger ...


The number of adults in the United States who suffer from major depressive episodes at some point in their life is far higher than previously believed. The proportion of U.S. adults who have had MDEs is actually closer to 30% of women and 17% of men after factoring in recall error. : science

Researchers Reverse Advanced Alzheimer's in Mice : worldnews
Lyme disease vaccine found to be safe and effective in clinical trial : science


The Internet Archive made over one million books available for free for the duration of the Covid-19 pandemic, powerful publishers sued. Now, it's fighting back. : books


If Covid never happened, what all would've you done in on past 4 months? : AskReddit


What is the worst thing you've seen someone do at a funeral?

What's your best 'but wait, it gets worse' story?




073020

BP handed #7000 fine after oil spill in North Sea : worldnews (that's gotta hurt)
Total writes off $9.3B in oilsands assets, cancels Canadian oil lobby membership : worldnews

One in three children around the world have dangerous levels of lead in their blood : worldnews

UK KFC admits a third of its chickens suffer painful inflammation - Fast food giant KFC has laid bare the realities of chicken production after admitting to poor welfare conditions among its suppliers. : worldnews

Hedgehogs could be extinct within a generation in the U.K., campaigners warn, with calls for the government to act before it's too late. They are among a quarter of mammals that have been placed on an official "red list" of endangered species in the country, the first of its kind. : worldnews

The poacher who killed the rare silverback gorilla Rafiki is jailed for 11 years : worldnews


U.S. Records A New Coronavirus Death Every Single Minute : politics
Live updates: U.S. reports 1,400 coronavirus deaths in a day -- about one per minute
U.S. reports at least 1,444 new coronavirus deaths, biggest one-day increase in more than 2 months : Coronavirus .. "I can't believe we are back where we are 4 months ago. Pathetic response."

Covid-19 Data in the US Is an 'Information Catastrophe' (leadership catastrophe)
Conservative propaganda has crippled the U.S. coronavirus response : politics

Dr. Fauci: Wear goggles or eye shields to prevent spread of COVID-19; flu vaccine a must - ABC News


MA COVID-19 Data 7/30/20 : boston (deaths down slight, positives trending up)
304 New Confirmed Cases*; 2.4% Positive - July 30 : CoronavirusMa - 109,400 total confirmed cases - 12,224 new tests - -23 hospital; -7 ICU; +6 intubated - 15 new deaths; 8375 total - 110 new probable cases; 7698 total - 0 new probable deaths; 220 total

Anyone else bracing for the next wave? : CoronavirusMa


Cape health departments struggle with enforcing local, state COVID-19 regulations - News - capecodtimes.com : CoronavirusMa

States largest teachers union pushing for all classes to start at home in the fall

Researchers find COVID-infected children are major carriers, further complicating the school-reopening debate : Coronavirus
Washington DC will not reopen school buildings in fall : news
TN to not collect data on cases in schools. : Coronavirus (sticks fingers in ears)

WHO warns that waiting to achieve herd immunity to the coronavirus will kill a lot of people : worldnews
[OC] County-Level Map of Mask-Usage in the United States : dataisbeautiful (die, Republicans)

More Than 6,300 Coronavirus Cases Have Been Linked to U.S. Colleges - The New York Times - And the new academic year has not even begun at most schools.
We Thought It Was Just a Respiratory Virus : Coronavirus

New study links Christian nationalism to going maskless and neglecting to social distance amid the COVID-19 pandemic : Coronavirus (i.e. dumbass satangelicals

NPR reporter Susan Davis says it took 28 days to get her result from a COVID-19 test in Washington, D.C : Coronavirus (Jared cackles)

Nurse brawls with Chicago subway passenger who blames health care workers for coronavirus : Coronavirus


Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's public approval for COVID response hits 38%, poll finds

Florida sees 253 coronavirus deaths, breaking a record for the third day in a row : Coronavirus
Florida reports 253 new coronavirus deaths in third straight daily record : Coronavirus

Arizona reports record 172 new coronavirus deaths : Coronavirus
Ohio Breaks Single Day case record with 1,700 new cases, bars to close at 10pm to curb coronavirus surge : Coronavirus

Mississippi posts highest daily deaths so far with 48 dead today. Adjusted for population, this would be the equivalent of 347 deaths in Florida. : Coronavirus


He does not believe in Covid-19 and organizes a family party: all infected and the mother-in-law dies : Coronavirus ... Like you really think American democrats convinced the entire world to destroy their economies, pretend to have mass casualties and completely block travel just because they don't like Trump
Texas coronavirus denier opens up after spreading COVID-19 to his entire family BGR (worth the read, almost dying, making his whole extended family very sick and killing one of them actually changed his mind)
Texas coronavirus denier opens up after spreading COVID-19 to his entire family : Coronavirus
I Don't t Know How To Explain To You That You Should Care About Other People - Our disagreement is not merely political, but a fundamental divide on what it means to live in a society (2017 post-Trump takeover)

No-dancing-allowed wedding infects 5 guests with COVID-19, Michigan officials say : Coronavirus


Debunking Coronavirus Misinformation: Sweden Did Not Take Herd Immunity Approach Against Coronavirus Pandemic : Coronavirus

Feverish American tourist run away to not be tested in Palermo, Italy. : Coronavirus

Michelle Bolsonaro, Brazil's First Lady, Tests Positive For Coronavirus : worldnews


percentage female population [OC] : dataisbeautiful (Qatar killed all their women)
India increases spending on education to 6% of GDP : worldnews


Hong Kong bans 11 pro-democracy figures from legislative election | Hong Kong Free Pre\ ss HKFP : worldnews
Chinese AI Is Creating an Axis of Autocracy -- Xi wants to use AI's awesome analyti\ cal powers to push China to the cutting edge of surveillance. He wants to build an all-seeing digital system of social control, patrolled by precog algorithms that identify potential dissenters\ in real time (he read the book)

Putin's Trust Rating Falls to New Low Amid Far East Protests - The Moscow Times ... \ "Really feels like the entire planet is on a precipice right now."

EU funding withheld from six Polish towns over 'LGBTQ-free' zones


Australian SAS planted weapons on murdered civilians in Afghanistan : worldnews
Former US commander in Europe: Troop withdrawal from Germany 'gift to Kremlin' : wo\ rldnews
Trump turns into a pussycat on all things Putin : politics

A federal judge blocked Trumps rule creating a wealth test for immigrants (must be able to spend three nights at a Trump hotel)

GDP second quarter data worst in decades - The Washington Post - U.S. economy contracted at fastest quarterly rate on record from April to June as coronavirus walloped workers, businesses
Did a third of the economy really vanish in just three months?The second quarter GDP report confused many, but any way you slice it, the economy saw its worst quarter in at least 145 years (so much winning)
3 Months Of Hell: U.S. Economy Drops 32.9%, In Worst GDP Report Ever : politics
Under Trump's watch, Americs national debt has increased by $6.6 trillion (yay, fisca\ l conservatives!)
US is expected to report a record-breaking economic plunge : politics (Obama/Hillary's f\ ault)
Economy in reverse: Initial jobless claims soar for second week, GDP falls by record\ 33 percent : politics
Senate stalemate means millions on the verge of losing $600 weekly federal benefit - POLITICO - GOP's last-minute offer on unemployment insurance was rejected by Democrats as inadequate.

Mitch McConnell Had Months To Act. Now Unemployment Benefits Are Expiring. : politics No, unemployment benefits do not discourage work -- Republicans falsely claim an ex\ tra weekly $600 for the unemployed is a disincentive for people to work. Congress should extend the benefit to prevent economic free fall.

Government watchdog findsstrong indicators of widespread fraud in the $60 billion small business bailout program (Kushner, et.al.)

BBC News: Trump calls for delay to 2020 US election : worldnews ("I don't know, maybe ten or twenty beautiful years" he said)
Trump Attacks an Election He Is at Risk of Losing - The New York Times
Legal Experts Erupt After Mike Pompeo Says Bill Barr Will Determine Whether to Postpone the Election
Donald Trump suggests DELAYING the election over claim it will be 'fraudulent' - minutes after devastating figures show economy shrank by a third : worldnews
Republicans Reject Trump s Suggestion to Delay Election, Something He Cannot Do -- Trailing badly in the polls, President Trump baselessly suggested that the November election would be fraudulent. Former President Barack Obama called for sweeping changes to expand voting rights.
Trump: 'Delay election' because it will be the 'most inaccurate and fraudulent in history' : worldnews
Trump suggests delaying election. His anti-democratic intent is no joke.
Opinion | Trump Might Try to Postpone the Election. That's Unconstitutional. He should be removed unless he relents. (haha, even the Federalists)
Co-founder of Federalist Society calls for Trump's impeachment and removal - Lawyers, Guns & Money - BTW Trump has pinned the tweet to the top of his Twitter, which is kinda the opposite of walking it back ... The way this works is that when a politician starts looking like a bad bet, they suddenly become all principled and stuff, without noticing the practical convenience of their conversion.
Donald Trump calls for delay to 2020 US presidential election : news
Trump proposes delay US election : worldnews
Trump floats delaying election despite lack of authority to do so - CNNPolitics
We will not delay the election: GOP senator rebukes Trump for trying to derail November vote


Postal Service may close offices, cut service ahead of election : politics

Trump Told Reporters Nobody Likes Him Then Stormed Out of His Press Conference : politics
Why Trump Might Quit - POLITICO

'This Fucking Shit Again' -- Trump Haunts His Team With Diversions to Demon Sperm \ and Obsessions With Fauci
Trump Is Filling the Government With an Army of Kooks : politics ... He wants to be the smartest guy in the room ... So the people he's surrounded himself with have negative IQs
How Jared Kushner's Secret Testing Plan Went Poof Into Thin Air -- This spring, a team working under the president's son-in-law produced a plan for an aggressive, coordinated national COVID-19 response that could have brought the pandemic under control. So why did the White House spike it in favor of a shambolic 50-state response? ... An Abu Dhabi-based artificial intelligence company, Group 42, with close ties to the UAE's ruling family, identified itself as the seller of 3.5 million tests and demanded payment. Its requests were routed through various divisions within Health and Human Services, whose lawyers sought in vain for a bona fide contracting officer ... Test were "contaminated and unusable." (Jared-fuck)

Hearing for controversial Pentagon nominee Anthony Tata canceled just before he faces Senate committee - The Washington Post ... amid signs that he did not have enough Republican votes ... has faced opposition from Democrats for inflammatory past remarks that included calling President Barack Obama a "terrorist leader" (kook)
Michael Flynn case to be reheard by full federal appeals court in D.C. - The Washington Post
US government drops effort to silence Trumps ex-lawyer

Pelosi says GOP seems to have 'distain' or working people as stimulus negotiation s stall ... "The GOP disdains working class people" is the understatement of the century. If you aren't you are a resource to be used up and discarded ...

Donald Trump's Campaign Is Pretending There's No Pandemic: The presidents campaign h\ as aired 63,000 ads about crime and zero ads about coronavirus this month (lawnorder! carnage in the streets! Black people terrorizing white suburbs!)
Trump Plays on Racist Fears of Terrorized Suburbs to Court White Voters - The New York Times - President Trump painted a false picture of suburbs under siege, saying he was protecting them from low-income housing, as he seeks to win over white voters who were key to his 2016 victory.
'Racist, Classist Garbage' : Trump Brags to Suburbia About His Repeal of Housing Desegregation Rule | "This is blatant racism from the President of the United States," said Sen. Elizabeth Warren. "And it's disgusting."
Right to bear arms? Trump accused of plagiarising family crest - BBC News (replaced "Integrity" with "Trump")

Opinion | This Republican implosion has been a long time coming - The Washington Post (Turtlefuck looks so non-human)


Geoff Bennett on Twitter: "After tomorrow, former President Obama will have euologized John Lewis, Elijah Cummings and John McCain at funeral services the current President of the United States either stayed away from or was not invited to." / Twitter
In Lewis eulogy, Obama issues forceful call to action on voting rights, racial equality - POLITICO - Barack Obama was one of three former presidents to pay tribute to the civil rights icon and longtime Democratic congressman as he was laid to rest in Atlanta.
President Obama Delivered John Lewis Eulogy After Jim Lawson Speech - This Was a Different Barack Obama. A Stick-Swinging, Old-Testament Obama. - Direct, forceful, and utterly uncompromising, the former president took on the moral chaos roiling America in the true spirit of John Lewis.

Grace Panetta on Twitter: "Obama just called for eliminating the filibuster if "that's what it takes" to pass new voting rights laws, calling it "a Jim Crow relic"" / Twitter
The filibuster will be killed by the next Dem trifecta - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Obama just called for eliminating the filibuster ... if Dems regain the Senate it means Collins will have lost, and that leaves Murkowsi as the last moderatish Republican senator standing. 60 votes are not going to be available for anything important. Just as they did to eliminate the blockade of the D.C. circuit, Dems will destroy the filibuster, and using a restored Voting Rights Act to do it would be, as Obama suggests, the best possible tribute to John Lewis. ... Bernie also on board:
Josh Orton on Twitter: "New: @SenSanders calls to eliminate the filibuster:" / Twitter

Opinion | When did Republicans become such weaklings? - The Washington Post (macho-men wimpsters)

Herman Cain, former GOP presidential candidate, dies after battle with coronavirus - Cain had attended Trump's rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, less than two weeks before receiving his diagnosis.
Herman Cain, ex-presidential candidate who refused to wear mask, dies after COVID-19 diagnosis - Reuters
Herman Cain has died at 74 : news
Herman Cain Dies From Coronavirus at 74 : Coronavirus

'Put your mask on!' : Lawmakers erupt after Jim Jordan throws a temper tantrum during the big tech hearing
Jim Jordan explodes when asked to put on a mask, pivots to 'unmasking' of Michael Flynn : politics ... What has this assclown actually accomplished in his time in Congress? ... Not a single thing. He's the Devin Nunes of Matt Gaetz ... Those three together are equal to 5 gallons of Santorum. ... About how many Grahams is that?

McCarthy Accidentally Calls Gohmert 'Congressman COVID' After GOPer Gets Infected (totally an accident)
Texas Idiocracy - The Bulwark - be clear: The incident does not show us that Gohmert is the dumbest member of Congress, because that is known ... Even in this environment, Gohmert has distinguished himself as a super-spreader of stupidity and mean-spiritedness. During this pandemic, he has also been both an anti-mask bully and a role model of reckless crackpottery.
The men and women who make Capitol Hill run are anxious and angry about the risks they've been forced to take amid the pandemic.
GOP members of Congress are encouraging/requiring their staff (including interns) NOT to wear masks - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... The Republican party must be destroyed. (and the earth salted)
Gohmert Brags to Hannity That He's 'All In' on Taking Hydroxychloroquine for COVID

GOP Senate Candidate Tommy Tuberville Visits D.C., Decides City Quarantine Order Doesn't Apply to Him ... He's a fucking college football coach with no relevant education or experience ... ("Coach" Tooooberville)

Turning Point USA co-founder dies of coronavirus-related complications - POLITICO - Bill Montgomery started the pro-Trump student group along with Charlie Kirk, its current leader ... Kirk said: "Do not force me to wear a mask, it's that simple. I'm gonna do it, I'm not" ... n late June, Trump spoke to a packed audience of young Turning Point supporters at a megachurch in Phoenix where he was introduced by Kirk. Few people in the audience practiced social distancing or wore masks ... goals was to get Kirk, a close ally of Donald Trump Jr., elected president one day ...
Turning Point USA Co-Founder Dies of COVID-19 : politics ... Literally killed by his ow\ n ideology ...
Pro-Trump youth group TPUSA deleted a tweet mocking protective masks after its co-founder died with the coronavirus : politics

Two Texas Republicans test positive for COVID-19 en route to join Trump : politics \

Think tank chief deletes racist tweet urging Texas schools to reopen since 'mostly eld erly, Hispanics' are dying .. This shitstain has no regard for human life. Republicans can fuck off with that "right to life" rhetoric.

Ethics Committee reprimands Schweikert for slew of violations - POLITICO - GOP Rep. David Schweikert on Thursday was formally reprimanded by the House Ethics Committee and ordered to pay a $50,000 fine for misusing official funds after a two-year probe.

Houston's Largest Newspaper Tells Trump Texans 'Are Losing Confidence' in His Leadership


How the DHS Can Still Arrest Journalists in Portland | The Nation - How the DHS Can Still Arrest Journalists in Portland - In spite of a federal restraining order, a leaked document describes when DHS agents can still arrest journalists and legal observers. (and rubber-bullet/tear gas them)


Alabama lawmaker resigns as preacher after attending birthday party for KKK leader : news

Its time to chop down the 'lynching tree' from this California citys logo ... It might seem odd for a small town, population about 11,000, to proudly identify itself with a history of lynching especially when tourism is a primary driver of the local economy. But the image of a rope noose dangling from the limb of a mighty oak stands out on the city emblem. (jfc, take a look, no systemic racism there +Sacramneto area)
'Old Hangtown' Placerville may remove noose from city logo (kinda sends a message, doesn't it?)
HANGTOWN FRY. - Mary Matzek


Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 661 - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Cooper would have written a biography of her father, but he explicitly forbade her from doing so before he died and she didn't disobey him. She was his literary executor after his 1851 death. In fact, James Fenimore Cooper was a tyrant toward his daughter. He rejected anyone who sought to marry her, including Samuel Morse. When a Frenchman sought her hand, he said that he was an American and the family intended to stay American. She evidently had no say in the matter. (patriarchy)


Prostate cancer can be detected by a new blood test which also reveals the severity of the disease with 99 per cent accuracy : worldnews

Experimental Blood Test Detects Cancer up to Four Years before Symptoms Appear : science


Users of reddit what is the worst thing your teacher has ever said in front of a class? : AskReddit


Tesla quietly revealed it got a government coronavirus bailout after Elon Musk opposed another stimulus package : politics (Evil Elon)




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At least 212 environmental campaigners worldwide were murdered in 2019, making last year the deadliest on record for frontline activists battling the destruction of Nature, watchdog group Global Witness reported : worldnews
Air pollution cuts life expectancy for every man, woman and child on Earth by nearly two years, according to data released Tuesday which experts said showed poor air quality is "the greatest risk to human health" : worldnews (meanwhile, Cambridge's "traffic-jamming" policires increase pollution)

Fourteen years after receiving the official go-ahead, scientists began to assemble a machine in southern France on Tuesday that will seek to prove whether nuclear fusion, the process which powers the Sun, can be a safe and viable energy source for Earth : worldnews

Endangered tigers have made a remarkable comeback in five countries - The number of wild tigers is on the increase in Bhutan, China, India, Nepal and Russia, a decade on from the launch of an ambitious scheme to double the population of the species. : worldnews

Woolly mammoth skeleton found in lake in Russia's Arctic : worldnews


A Viral Epidemic Splintering Into Deadly Pieces - The New York Times - As infections mount across the country, it is dawning on Americans that the epidemic is now unstoppable, and that no corner of the nation will be left untouched ... As of Wednesday, the pathogen had infected at least 4.3 million Americans, killing more than 150,000. Many experts fear the virus could kill 200,000 or even 300,000 by year's end ... Not only are American cities in the South and West facing deadly outbreaks like those that struck Northeastern cities in the spring, but rural areas are being hurt, too. In every region, people of color will continue to suffer disproportionately, experts said. (Stephen Miller did the math)
Confirmed deaths from the coronavirus in the US hit 150,000, by far the highest toll in the world - The Boston Globe


MA COVID-19 Data 7/29/20 : boston


Medicinal Cannabis Kills Cancer Cells : worldnews (in a dish)
A new study has shown a 'reverse gatewaye at unprecedented pace. Currently worldffect' among street-involved young people, many of whom have been using cannabis to help transition off of more harmful drugs amid the ongoing opioid epidemic.
The Scourge of Hygiene Theater - The Atlantic - People are power scrubbing their way to a false sense of security.

A new study argues that school closures in the spring saved tens of thousands of lives from Covid-19 and prevented many more infections -- resulting in up to 128.7 fewer cases per 100 000 population. : Coronavirus


Fauci Says Southern States Should Be Warning to Others Over Dangers of Opening Too Fast : Coronavirus

Texas reports 313 new coronavirus deaths, biggest one-day increase since pandemic began : Coronavirus
COVID-19 is killing a Texan every 6 minutes, 16 seconds : Coronavirus (one 9/11 every three days (who you gonna bomb?)

216 newly reported Florida coronavirus deaths is second daily record in a row : Coronavirus ... Absolutely insane that Florida has hit the 200+ mark before California despite having half the population.
At least 50 Florida hospital ICUs hit capacity : Coronavirus
17 Florida Doctors Contract Coronavirus After Attending Private Party : Coronavirus


Alabama Governor extends state-wide mandatory mask order until end of August : news - Shit, Alabama just set the bar higher than Georgia did.

Arizona parents asked to sign COVID-19 waivers before sending kids back to school : Coronavirus


Japan reports 1,133 Coronavirus infections nationwide. Highest single day total. First time COVID-19 cases have been reported in all 47 prefectures. : Coronavirus

Half of Mumbai's slum residents have had coronavirus

Ireland removes unemployment benefits from people if they go on holiday abroad : worldnews (actually, it was a fuckup)

2 teenagers have re-introduced COVID-19 to Queensland, Australia - they allegedly provided fake names to enter the state after heading to Melbourne to commit theft and attend illegal parties : worldnews (girls)

Belarus President dismissed Covid-19 as 'psychosis.' Now he says he caught it : worldnews

American military not self isolating in Canada despite being required to. : worldnews

Pakistani man accused of insulting Islam shot dead in courtroom : news (they don't know how he "slipped through security")

North Korean women faced torture, rape, malnourishment in detention, says U.N. report : worldnews

Hundreds of Chinese fishing vessels descend upon Galapagos protection zone | Hong Kong Free Press HKFP : worldnews
Chinese hackers infiltrated Vatican computer networks: US cybersecurity firm : worldnews
Chinese state media labels New Zealand as 'chess piece' playing 'little trick' with extradition treaty move : worldnews

'End of academic freedom': University of Hong Kong to fire pro-democracy activist and law professor Benny Tai : worldnews

Germany 'new target for Chinese and Russian interference', report warns : worldnews

Bolivia's Coup Government Just Suspended Elections for the Third Time ... Bolivia now: you cant have election fraud if you dont have elections.


Samoan chief in New Zealand sentenced to 11 years in jail for slavery but experts say he is just the tip of the iceberg : worldnews


Additional 1.5 million children should be given free school meals, UK government review finds - It warned that poorer children risk being "left behind" ... One of the miserable legacies of Covid-19 is likely to be a dramatic increase in unemployment and poverty, and therefore hunger.
Paedophile Labour councillor who worked in children's home walks free despite being caught with over one million child porn images including 12-year-old girls being raped : worldnews



Flag removed from Saint Johns bed and breakfast over Confederate confusion - Flag removed from Saint Johns bed and breakfast over Confederate confusion -- Nordic Pineapple removes Norwegian flag after dozens of people confuse it for the Confederate flag (Americans, not the brightest bulbs)
Flag removed from Saint Johns bed and breakfast over Confederate confusion : worldnews


Canada court rules US 'unsafe' for asylum seekers : worldnews


Trump Admits He's Never Mentioned Bounties to Putin Because He Thinks It's 'Fake News' (Vlad told him to say that) ... Where the fuck are the Bengazi crowd now?
href="https://www.reddit.com/r/politics/comments/i033xm/ok_but_really_what_if_obama_brushed_off_russian/"> OK, But Really: What If Obama Brushed Off Russian Bounties on American Soldiers? | Donald Trump has been supremely confident in his ability to bury this story : politics (thanks to Murdoch)
Trump Views Russian Bounties as an Appropriate Response to the Premise of Rambo III - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... "Russia used to be a thing called the Soviet Union. Because of Afghanistan, they went bankrupt, they became Russia, just so you do understand, OK?" Checkmate, Aussie reporter.

US to withdraw nearly 12,000 troops from Germany in move that will cost billions and take years : worldnews (Vlad ordered him to)

NIMBYcompoop : PoliticalHumor
Chew on that, Spanky.. : PoliticalHumor
But wouldn't you know it

/u/AmericanAssKicker serves up a succinct list of the appalling tactics that have "worked" for Trump. : bestof

The pandemic wil exacerbate inequality in America - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Meanwhile, the position of congressional Republicans is that workers have too much leverage right now.
Its clearer than ever that covid-19 will increase, not decrease, inequality ... The Paycheck Protection Program, sold as a way to help mom-and-pop stores and local business, turned into another way to make sure those with the least need benefited. Black-owned firms found it hard to tap into the money, but private equity shops found no such barriers. Nor did the banks that administered the loans, to the tune of $18 billion, money coming straight out of the pockets of small businesses. The bigger, more capitalized companies will survive and become even more dominant.

USPS Plans to Slash Hours at Many Post Offices, Hoping to Save A Buck ("mail could take up to a year to deliver" Republican cackles)
b-boy bouiebaisse on Twitter: "Combine this with the assertion that mail-in voting carries the risk of fraud and it is very obvious what they're telegraphing
You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows - Lawyers, Guns & Money

The government is run by reptilians and other aliens : PoliticalHumor
How's that pivot going? - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... "nephilim" the biblical characters she claims exist as demonic spirits and lust after dream sex with humans, causing all matter of real health problems and financial ruin ... fibroid tumors and cysts stem from the demonic sperm after demon dream sex, an activity she claims affects "many women" ... Then they turn into the man and they sleep with a man ... (gay sex!)
Aaron Rupar on Twitter: "Trump bizarrely tells a black reporter that he looks like Michael Bloomberg https://t.co/GbtdpFS3zV" / Twitter

WATCH: Peter Navarro Attacks Dr. Fauci and Pushes Hydroxychloroquine in Wild 19-Minute Slugfest With John Berman on CNN ... "There are two side" Navarro countered ,,,

Reason to believe - Lawyers, Guns & Money - QAnon has gone global ... 40% of Americans support Trump ... a 50% increase over the classic 27% crazification factor we enjoyed in a simpler, more innocent time.

Opinion | The Cult of Selfishness Is Killing America - The New York Times - The right has made irresponsible behavior a key principle.
Trump is the Symptom, Not the Disease - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Krugman is right on today when he notes the disease of selfishness that infects America.


The Judiciary Committee has a train-wreck hearing - The Boston Globe - A polarized committee makes a mockery of congressional oversight.

How Brett Kavanaugh tried to sidestep abortion and Trump financial docs cases (Fuckanaugh)

Misogyny and the Vice Presidency - Lawyers, Guns & Money - How important a female vice president would be depends on some contingent factors how much power Biden gives her, whether the media gives her the full EMAILS! treatment if she tops the ticket in 2024, etc. I'm relatively optimistic on he former, much less so on the latter.

Justice for Sale : PoliticalHumor

Republicans suddenly sweating falling deep into House minority - POLITICO - leaders tout their chances to win back the majority, but falling poll numbers for Trump have some worried they could lose seats in November ("huge red wave will take back the House")
Michigan Threatens to Slip From Trump as He Goes Quiet on Airwaves - The New York Times - The president has started spending more money on ads in much smaller Electoral College prizes like Iowa and Nevada, and in recent days his campaign stopped buying ads in Michigan entirely.

Lincoln Project arrives in Maine Senate race with biting ad targeting Susan Collins - The Boston Globe
Some Never Trumpers Are Becoming Never Republicans - Bloomberg - But others in the GOP who have consistently opposed the president will help rebuild the party.
We Lost the Battle for the Republican Party's Soul Long Ago (what soul?)

Biden allies move to stop Kamala Harris from becoming vice president
How sexism works - Lawyers, Guns & Money - I'm agnostic on the relative merits of Harris as Biden's but this stuff is very revealing, especially in regard to liberals who believe the problem with Hillary Clinton was that she was inherently "unlikeable" as opposed to being that other thing.

Lindsey Graham campaign ad features image of opponent with digitally altered darker skin tone - CNNPolitics

The Military Demographic Conundrum - Lawyers, Guns & Money - AOC is proposing the wrong solution to the wrong problem, and it's because of a pervasive misunderstanding of the demographic foundations of the US military ... Unfortunately, AOC gets the problem entirely wrong, and the solution shs offering will actually make the situation worse. The US military does not recruit primarily from the poor, and indeed the poor are excluded in systematic ways from military service and all the perks that service entails ... The United States military does not recruit disproportionately from low income Americans. The middle three income quintiles in the US are over-represented among enlisted personnel, with the top and the bottom slightly under-represented ... It recruits disproportionately from families that already include members of the military, from rural areas around the country, and from the suburban and exurban South ... Modern military service requires physical and technological skill sets that the US health care and educational systems (not to mention the legal system) have very often prevented low-income individuals from attaining.

Kennedy criticizes Markey for not visiting the towns of Dana, Enfield, and Prescott...which were flooded in the 1930s to create the Quabbin. : boston

Pennsylvania voter registration could help Trump against Biden as Republicans gain - Registration shifts across the state show Republicans are gaining voters at five times the rate of Democrats.

Louie Gohmert, who refused to wear a mask, tests positive for coronavirus - POLITICO - The Texas Republican received the diagnosis during a pre-screening procedure at the White House on Wednesday morning.
GOP Rep. Louie Gohmert Suggests Mask Wearing Gave Him Coronavirus ... "I can't t help but think that if I hadn't been wearing a mask so much in the last 10 days or so, I really wonder if I would have gotten it" ... He has also required his full staff, including three interns, to be in the office to set an "example to America on how to open up safely" ... and .. berated staffers for wearing masks ... the "wuhan virus" ... (show us the pics, you liar)
Louie Gohmert Sparks Reckoning on COVID-19 in Congressional Offices - The Average Republican Congresscritter's Office Is Apparently Just a Small Chicken Plant - A report from Politico following Louie Gohmert's case details how disastrous many offices' COVID-19 policies have proven ... The Republican Party is no longer a political entity. It's a dangerous cult. Burn it down. Salt the earth so that it never rises again. (yeah, we just said that)

Panic in the White House as Staffers Discover There Is Some Sort of Pandemic Happening : politics

Representative Gohmert tests positive for coronavirus, cancels Trump trip - The Boston Globe (never wears "libtard" masks)
Bill Barr will be tested after COVID-19 positive Louie Gohmert was 'within arms length' (they kissed)

A Congressman Asked Mark Zuckerberg Why Facebook Censored Donald Trump Jr., but That Was Twitter ranking Republican Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R Wis.) assailed Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg over something that happened not on Facebook, but on Twitter.

New Pentagon training refers to protesters, journalists as "adversaries"

Seattle Mayor Says U.S. Agents Have Demobilized and Left the City : news (Fed's say "no we haven't")

'Umbrella Man' went viral breaking windows at a protest. He was a white supremacist trying to spark violence, police say (antifa!)

Banned ex-volunteer arrested for Democratic Party office fire in Phoenix : news

Oregon Shakespeare Festival actor pinned by the neck, chained to floor grate by Jackson County deputies, lawsuit says : news (fucker cops and he is Black, of course)

A Nevada library wanted to back Black Lives Matter. The sheriff said he wouldnt respond to 911 calls there ... Douglas County, Nev., Sheriff Daniel Coverley ,,, (fire the fucking racist asshole)
Douglas County sheriff tells library that supported Black Lives Matter not to bother calling 911, then backtracks : news (haha, asshole went viral)


Vallejo police bend badges to mark fatal shootings | Open Vallejo - the Vallejo Police Department has commemorated fatal shootings with beers, backyard barbecues, and by bending the points of their badges each time they kill in the line of duty ... nearly 40% of officers on the force had been in at least one shooting ... More than a third of those had participated in two or more ... Of the 51 current and former Vallejo police officers who have been involved in fatal shootings since 2000, at least 14 had their badges bent by a colleague afterward

Florida man accused of illegally detaining Black 18-year-old heading to basketball practice : news

Bexar County lawyers offer $100,000 to parents of 6-year-old boy slain by deputies an amount the family called 'inadequate'

Cambridge considers using unarmed City employees to conduct traffic stops : boston

The real stakes in the David Shor saga -- a very real argument about speech in progressive spaces.


Frat Culture and Confederate Nostalgia - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Yes, that's right -- the fraternity chapter was suspended in 2020 for criticizing Robert E. Lee (

'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' Is Under Internal Investigation : worldnews (DeGeneracy)

Madonna's Instagram account flagged for spreading misinformation : worldnews (shit, dumbfuck Trumpster bitch promotes Jr.'s "alien sperm" theory)
Instagram deletes Madonna's post that spread COVID-19 conspiracy theories : Coronavirus


US literacy rate : books - 50 percent of U.S. adults can't read a book written at an eighth-grade level (Land of the Stupid)


Should Quantum Anomalies Make Us Rethink Reality? ... To reconcile these results with the current paradigm would require a profoundly counterintuitive redefinition of what we call "objectivity" ... Therefore, when we believe that we see objects and events outside and independent of mind, we are wrong in at least some essential sense. A new paradigm is needed to accommodate and make sense of the anomalies; one wherein mind itself is understood to be the essence -- cognitively but also physicall -- yof what we perceive when we look at the world around ourselves. (2018)
You Thought Quantum Mechanics Was Weird: Check out Entangled Time - Adding a new layer to the already complex world of metaphysics. (2018)

A Centuries-old Mystery of the Stonehenge's Origins Has Finally Been Solved: Detailed testing of the chemical signatures show that 50 of the 52 extant sarsens at Stonehenge came from the West Woods site in the English county of Wiltshire, located 25km to the north of Stonehenge.


Night shifters, ever witnessed a paranormal activity? If so, what was it? : AskReddit

Those who grew up with a good father. What was the most important thing you learned from him? : AskReddit

What is sex like when you are old (80+)? : AskReddit


What is something that sounds 100% false but is actually 100% true? : AskReddit




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Climate deniers get twice the news coverage of pro-climate messages. Researchers looked at more than 1,700 climate-related press releases over a 30-year period, and news articles including the information which were published in the US's largest-circulation newspapers. : science
Climate crisis: Offshore wind power 'so cheap it could return money to consumers' Renewable energy is on course to become the cheapest kind of power to produce in the UK, meaning household electricity bills could fall if savings are passed on to consumers. (why would they do that?)
Migratory river fish populations plunge 76% in past 50 years : worldnews
Infamous 'Windsor Hum' finally dies down as U.S. Steel idles | CBC News - The mysterious, low-frequency noise that plagued the city of Windsor for nearly a decade has finally quieted down after a steel factory just outside neighbouring Detroit halted its operations indefinitely ... In all instances, the hum has been described as more of a feeling thaa general sense of uneasiness and reverberation through one's body

World's largest nuclear fusion project starts assembly ... One of the electromagnets, called the central solenoid and built by the US, will have the magnetic power to lift an aircraft carrier.

Nearly 3 billion animals were killed or displaced by Australia's devastating bushfire season of 2019 and 2020, according to scientists who have revealed for the first time the scale of the impact on the country's native wildlife


As Trump called on states to reopen, a federal report urged 21 'red zone' states to impose more restrictions ... were designated as such because they had more than 100 new cases per 100,000 people in the past week. Three more states were added to the most serious category since a similar report dated July 14: Missouri, North Dakota and Wisconsin ... "Statewide mask mandate is critical to stop the spread" (Trump grumbles)
'American Catastrophe: How Did We Get Here?': 5 key takeaways - ABC News
American Catastrophe: How Did We Get Here? : Coronavirus


MA COVID-19 Data 7/28/20 : boston ... For a little perspective, the entire nation of Germany, with 12 times the population of Massachusetts, had just 628 new cases and 2 deaths yesterday ...
178 New Confirmed Cases; 1.8% Positive - July 28 : CoronavirusMa - 108,740 total confirmed cases - 9,881 new tests - +14 hospital; -3 ICU; -1 intubated - 14 new deaths; 8,331 total - 78 new probable; 7442 total - 1 new probable death; 220 total
COVID-19 cases starting to rise in Massachusetts : boston

MA COVID-19 Data: One-off Special: Growth by County : CoronavirusMa
COVID-19 cases climb on Marthas Vineyard, Nantucket and Cuttyhunk
First, 8 Falmouth lifeguards test positive. Then, their boss tells them to stay mum about it - News - capecodtimes.com : CoronavirusMa


German study finds 76% of patients previously infected with coronavirus experience lasting cardiac injuries similar to those found after a heart attack : worldnews
78% of COVID-19 patients show signs of heart damage after recovery : CoronavirusMa
First German Covid-19 patient states has no antibodies anymore since three months after infection : worldnews
Calgary doctor says dramatic 40% drop in preterm births during lockdown is global trend

Cigarette Smoking Makes Comeback During Coronavirus Pandemic - WSJ - Marlboro maker Altria says stimulus checks and e-cigarette restrictions are driving sales of traditional cigarettes (Charlie Baker's plan, all along)


Fauci says there are early signs coronavirus outbreaks are brewing in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee : Coronavirus

States are running out of doctors and nurses as COVID-19 surges : Coronavirus

Florida breaks record with 590 new Hospitalizions in a single day : Coronavirus (DeathSantis cackles)
Tracking coronavirus: Florida reports 186 more deaths, becoming largest single-day increase yet : Coronavirus
Miami has more COVID-19 cases than all of Australia, and thousands more are still being diagnosed every day : Coronavirus
Florida colleges report hundreds of coronavirus cases : Coronavirus

Texas' count of coronavirus deaths jumps 12% after officials change the way they tally COVID-19 fatalitiesHispanic Texans are overrepresented in the state's updated fatality count, making up 47% of deaths, but only 40% of the state's population
Texas man dies after getting COVID-19 at his Father's Day dinner : Coronavirus - In all, seven members of the Del Toro family got COVID-19 from that Father's Day meal

Georgia reports more than 4,000 new COVID-19 cases, more than 400 new hospitalizations : Coronavirus ... 400 new hospitalizations for Georgia is insane ... GA is less than 1/2 the population size of FL, and little over 1/3 the size of TX, so when comparing those states, yeah... it's a lot.
Georgia governor withdraws emergency request to stop Atlanta mask mandate : Coronavirus (Kempster backs down)

Herman Cain remains on oxygen after being hospitalized with COVID-19 : Coronavirus

ICU doctor at Baltimore's Mercy Medical Center dies of coronavirus - Baltimore Sun

Customers Who Refused Masks Assault Trader Joes Workers, Send One to the HospitalThe men pummeled one employee with a wooden paddle, ripped off another employees mask, and pulled the hair of a third worker, according to an NYPD spokesperson ... in the Murray Hill neighborhood of Manhattan ... Both men were arrested (no pics, TJ's sweeps it under their profit-rug)


U.S. military members not isolating on stopover in Newfoundland, Canada - out in bars and restaurants : Coronavirus


The rich are looking to buy access to COVID-19 safe havens : worldnews


Hosts of 200-person Brampton party should face full extent of the law, Ontario premier Doug Ford says - The region remains in Stage 2 of the province's reopening plan, limiting gatherings to a maximum of 10 people with physical distancing in effect.
Stop partying or we may go back into lockdown, regional chief tells young Catalans : worldnews

Andrea Bocelli "humiliated" by italian lockdown rules : worldnews (opera singer asshole)


Saudi Arabia posts $29 billion deficit in second quarter as oil revenues slump : news

China's Three Gorges Dam waters at record height as flooding continues : worldnews

Kim Jong Un Says Nuclear Weapons Ensure North Korea's Security: There Won't Be Any War on This Land Again

Nearly Half of Russians Support Anti-Kremlin Protests in Far East Poll : worldnews


Saudi Arabia is legally responsible for war crimes in Yemen, insists Nobel Laureate (white the US and UK sell them death)

Former Malaysian PM Najib guilty on all charges : worldnews

A staggering 900-plus girls and women are missing and feared dead in Peru since COVID-19 confinement began, authorities said Monday. The Andean nation home to 33 million people long has had a horrific domestic violence problem : worldnews

Revealed: MI5 and MI6 are training senior spies from Saudi Arabia, UAE and Egypt : worldnews (Tories doing Tory shit, teaching dismembermet skills)

Germany rated top global leader for third year in a row, survey finds : worldnews

Vancouver city council passes motion to 'de-criminalize poverty' i.e. taking things like mental health, sex work, homelessness, and substance use off the plate of law enforcement
Toronto ISIS attacker denied parole after she threatens to attack again : worldnews (not the brightest bulb)



Russian Intelligence Agencies Push Disinformation on Pandemic - The New York Times - Declassified U.S. intelligence accuses Moscow of pushing propaganda through alternative websites as Russia refines techniques used in 2016 ... (Fuckerberg promises to "do better" like he has for 10 years)


The world is realizing the U.S. is no longer committed to basic standards of decency : politics

America : pics

Despite judge's order, migrant kids remain in ICE custody : news (fuck your so-called laws)

Aaron Rupar on Twitter: "Trump appears to be dragging his right leg around in this clip from his visit to a lab in North Carolina on Monday https://t.co/LIJiIIRrLU" / Twitter
Lincoln Project ad makes Trump a laughing matter - The Boston Globe

Trump campaign 'disguised' and 'laundered' nearly $170 million worth of spending, watchdog group alleges in a new federal complaint : politics
Trump Campaign Laundering Campaign Finance Money, Election Watchdog Says
Trump campaign kept paying Kayleigh McEnany after White House hiring | McEnany received payroll checks from Trump campaign while working at the White House. That's not legal : politics

Outflanked XIV: A Most Trumpian Outflankening - Lawyers, Guns & Money - During a depression and a pandemic, bold economic populist Donny Paycheck remains laser-focused on ... maintaining the Trump Oganizations skim: But the GOP legislation contains a number of provisions not directly related to the coronavirus, including $1.8 billion for construction of a new FBI headquarters in Washington, D.C. President Trump has taken a personal interest in this project, but White House officials have not stipulated why they believe the language needed to be inserted in the coronavirus bill (the "Donald J TYrump Federal Building")

Yankees surprised by Trump announcing plans to throw first pitch without invite: NYT : politics
Trump cancels Yankee opening pitch he was never even invited to. Officials tell The New York Times he made remarks over jealousy of Fauci. : politics - rump invited himself to throw out the first pitch and then publicly declined his own self-invitation.
Fauci responds to Trump tweet: 'I have not been misleading the American public under any circumstances' : politics

Gallup Poll: Fewer Americans Identifying As Conservatives, More As Liberals Since Outbreak Began ... the number of Americans who identify as conservative dropped from 40% in February to just 34% in July .. the number who identify as moderate rose from 34% to 36% -- overtaking conservative identification ... while the number who identify as liberal rose from 22% to 26%.
How Local Covid Deaths Are Affecting Vote Choice - The New York Times - A rise in coronavirus-related deaths in a given community tends to reduce support for Republicans (when he kills the people they know)

Like Father, Like Son: President Trump Lets Others Mourn - The New York Times - Whether he is dealing with the loss of a family member or the deaths of nearly 150,000 Americans in a surging pandemic, President Trump almost never displays empathy in public. He learned it from his father.

Senate Republican coronavirus aid plan excludes evictions moratorium - The moratorium for evicting renters ended last Friday.
'It'a mess' : Republican senators deride key proposals in GOP virus package
The GOP relief bill is practically pro-virus. - The HEALS Act is practically designed to send people back to the places theyre most likely to get sick ... Republicans have also decided to use education funding as a cudgel to force schools to physically reopen ...

Trumps New Favorite COVID Doctor Believes in Alien DNA, Demon Sperm, and Hydroxychloroquine -- a Houston doctor who also says sexual visitations by demons and alien DNA are at the root of Americanscommon health concerns ... Donald Trump Jr. declared the video of Stella Immanuel a 'must watch" while Donald Trump himself retweeted the video ... Immanuel, a pediatrician and a religious minister, has a history of making bizarre claims about medical topics and other issues. She has often claimed that gynecological problems like cysts and endometriosis are in fact caused by people having sex in their dreams with demons and witches.
Twitter temporarily restricts Donald Trump Jr.'s account after he posts video claiming masks are unnecessary (
Trump retweeted this dude's "white power" video
Dark money and PAC's coordinated 'reopen' push are behind doctors' viral hydroxychloroquine video ,,, The virality of the video underscores the difficulty in moderating misinformation surrounding the coronavirus, when treatments and public health responses have become increasingly political.
Donald Trump Jr suspended by Twitter for posting 'misleading and potentially harmful information' about coronavirus : politics
Facebook deleted a viral video full of false coronavirus claims. Then Trump shared it on Twitter. : politics (almoost like he's enjoying killing people)
Trump Shared A COVID-19 Video Full Of Lies and Misinformation. Twitter Just Deleted It. : politics
President Trump suggested that Twitter's trending topics are 'illegal' because they make him look bad : politics ... If making Trump look bad is against the law, Trump is guilty.
#ThePresidentIsACrybaby and #TrumpleThinSkin became top Twitter trends after Trump complained about mean Twitter trends : politics

Donald Trump Still Prefers Fox News Over Expert Advice - Bloomberg - penchant for snake oil and conspiracies shows just how much sway the partisan press now has.

"He's Lying." -- New Book Reveals Havoc Bill Barr Wrought Inside Congress
Barr calls Russia scandal 'bogus,' says he acts independently of Trump in blistering opening statement (the jowls)
William Barr is unethical and dishonest and should be disciplined

Trump says he won't go and pay respects to John Lewis at Capitol ("He was very nasty and I have to go play golf" he said)
Former FBI agent Peter Strzok to release book about potential foreign influence on Trump : politics

'Pathetic Would Be Too Mild a Word': Sanders Rips GOP Plan to Subsidize Business Meals as Children Go Hungry : politics

Trump Campaign Adviser Jenna Ellis Says The Separation of Church and State Is a Liberal Lie - he left is going to tell you there's this separation of church and state, and thas just nowhere in the Constitution, nowhere in American law -- twisting a letter from Thomas Jefferson to the Danbury Church that was simply talking about the three tiers of authority that God himself ordained -- the church government, the civil government, and the family government ... HIV infections in gay men was simply "God's law) (opinions differ)

Supreme Court: Anger, leaks and tensions during the Supreme Court LGBTQ debate - CNNPolitics
Behind closed doors during one of John Robertsmost surprising years on the Supreme Court
More Leaks From The Supreme Court, All Of Which Make Roberts Look Powerful - Reason.com - Why are multiple sources familiar with the inner workings of the courttalking to the press?



The Only Problem in American Politics Is the Republican Party : politics
The Cult of Selfishness Is Killing America | The right has made irresponsible behavior a key principle. : politics ... Toddlerism ...
The GOP's moral trap -- The Republican Party has shattered the longstanding norm that political power should be used with restraint rather than weaponized and taken to its lawful limits. It's about to pay the price.


Voters Are Starting To Doubt Trumps Reelection Chances
Extensive New Battleground Polling Shows Biden Gaining Ground - Biden has put Republican strongholds in play while extending his lead in several swing states
Trumps Biggest Problem Isn't Wealthy Suburbanites. Its the White Working Class (even the racist dumbfucks)
Democrats Lead Senate Races in Arizona, Colorado, Michigan and North Carolina - Morning Consult ... Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga.) leads Democratic challenger Jon Ossoff, 45% to 42%. ...
Here are six things that could change the 2020 presidential race ... VP pick, virtual conventions, economy, debates (Notre Dame became the latest college campus to withdraw as a debate host site during the pandemic is an ominous sign) Reublican cheating,
2nd presidential debate host withdraws amid virus outbreak - The University of Notre Dame has become the second university to withdraw as the host

Bloomberg Promised to Go Big Against Trump. What Happened? (Bloomfucker lied, as usual)


Racism among white Christians is higher than among the nonreligious. That's no coincidence -- For most of American history, the light-skinned Jesus conjured up by white congregations demanded the preservation of inequality as part of the divine order (don't forget his guns and hatred of gays) ... white Christians -- including evangelical Protestants, mainline Protestants and Catholics -- are nearly twice as likely as religiously unaffiliated whites to say the killings of Black men by police are isolated incidents rather than part of a pattern of how police treat African Americans ... Not surprisingly, given their concentration in the South, white evangelical Protestants have the highest median score (0.78) on the Racism Index ... median score for each white Christian subgroup is significantly above the median scores of the general population (0.57), white religiously unaffiliated Americans (0.42) and Black Protestants (0.24) these statistical models refute the assertion that attending church makes white Christians less racist. Among white evangelicals, in fact, the opposite is true:


Collins trails in Maine Senate race, according to a new poll - The Boston Globe - trailing her Democratic challenger, Maine House Speaker Sara Gideon, by 5 percentage points, according to a new Colby College poll released Tuesday afternoon ... Trump is as contagious as Coronavirus. Collins will lose her job for her spineless approach to the Confederate takeover of Washington D.C. ... (Suzie-Floozy goin' down)

Anti-mask US senator who called coronavirus a hoax tests positive for Covid-19 : politics -- Republican senator Jason Rapert, who unsuccessfully introduced a bill to ban gay marriage in the US in 2017, was hospitalised with coronavirus and pneumonia on 24 July. (intubate him up his little gay ass)

Madison police arrest 2 women accused of attacking state senator : news
Madison police arrest 2 women accused of attacking state senator

Jaime Harrison is chasing Lindsey Graham like a cheetah running down an impala : politics
Martha McSally trails by 12 points as a slew of new polls signal trouble for Republican Senate races : McSally-Dalley is McToast) politics

Tom Cotton Cries 'Fake News' When Fox & Fuckers Directly quotes him)

Republican senator deletes ad that made Jewish opponent's nose bigger -- Sen. David Perdue of Georgia deleted a Facebook ad targeting his Jewish election opponent, Jon Ossoff, that appeared to have been altered to make Ossoffs nose bigger ... "Jews are trying to buy Georgia" ...

Boston Globe Editorial Board: Send Ed Markey back to the Senate : boston

Portland 'Wall Of Moms' Sues DOJ, Homeland Security For Violating Their Constitutional Rights : politics
Two Portlanders hospitalized after shot with munitions: If that round had hit me in the neck, I definitely would have died,' : news
TECHNICAL BULLETIN: baton rounds, euphemistically called "rubber bullets" by image-conscious organized criminals, are not soft or small, and they are perfectly capable of ending a life

Videos Appear To Show Federal Officers Shooting And Macing Reporters And Legal Observers, Despite A Judges OrderReporters and legal observers provided videos of federal agents targeting them. Their lawyers are asking a judge to hold the federal government in contempt of court (that'll work)
"Defendant Shall Not Attend Protests" : In Portland, Getting Out of Jail Requires Relinquishing Constitutional Rights ... barred from public gatherings ... "sort of hilariously unconstitutional"

'Patriot' Movement Conspicuously Absent From Portland's Federal Overreach Protests : politics (God will use his Gunz to shoot the GAyz)

Police: 'Umbrella Man' was a White Supremacist Trying to Incite George Floyd Rioting : news

Warrant issued for man accused of driving toward protesters : news

White West Virginia officers sued over Black man's beating : news

Officer who shot protester with tear gas suspended 2 days : news
Cleveland cop fired nearly two years after he tested positive for cocaine while on duty : news
Former NT police assistant commissioner Peter Bravos allegedly raped female colleague, court hears : news

Cop's Claim That Starbucks Barista Put Tampon in His Drink Debunked : news

Rite Aid deployed facial recognition system in hundreds of U.S. stores : news


After Quitting Deadspin in Protest, They're Starting a New Site - The journalists who took part in a staff rebellion last year are starting Defector Media, a company with a podcast and a website dedicated to sports and culture.


The Accusation - Lawyers, Guns & Money - This chilling piece has to be read in full to be appreciated properly. To me, the most horrifying aspect of it is that the attempt to frame the author's wife for having sexually harassed her students was just transparently obvious from the start, and yet that fact had no apparent effect on what became a months-long investigation: ... I also find it disturbing that the legal settlement in this case precludes the author from outing the villain, who remains free to continue to do this kind of thing in the future to other professional rivals ... ETA: "J's" anonymity didn't last long once the Internet got going. Prof. Viren prefers to serve a cold entree it seems (initial story March 16, took a while to unfold (gay asshole tried to destroy lesbians career for profit)
HE USED TITLE IX As A Weapon Of Lies: Gay Prof. Invents Accusation Against Married Lesbian Professors ForDream Job
Civil Court Case Information - Case History
Talia Lavin on Twitter: "Well, well, well. Here's J. His name is Duane Gilson. https://t.co/5wHuk93wri #whoisj https://t.co/lJAlJvQGQG" / Twitter ... And he appears to be an absolute fucking psychopath.,,, (DUANE GILSON IS THE LYING GAY ASSHOLE WHO SHOULD NEVER HAVE A JOB AGAIN)(looks so gay)
Who is Dr Duane Gilson From MCLA? Sexual Accusation, Reddit, Nytimes ... Dr. Duane Gilson is an assistant professor of English at Massachusetts College of Library Arts since 2016 (huh?)
5 Things We Can Each Do Help Solve The Loneliness Epidemic, with Duane Gilson and Fotis Georgiadis | by Fotis Georgiadis | Authority Magazine | Medium - Gilson is a writer for ExpertInsuranceReviews.com who has taught writing and popular culture studies at the university level for more than a decade (hahahaha so qualified to be an idiot)

She was the PTA mom everyone knew. Who would want to harm her? - Los Angeles Times - Framed

Tatte Bakery CEO To Step Aside Amid Employee Allegations of Racial Bias : boston
Tatte employees went public with their grievances. The bakery's founder and CEO is stepping back. -- The shake-up comes amid an outpouring of stories alleging discrimination and mismanagement at the Tatte bakery chain (dual-citizen racist Israeli)

This feels like performance art : boston ... "In June 2005, Ayyadurai was charged with assault & battery after his girlfriend called police to report he had pushed and shoved her during an argument" (that "Shiva" asshole)


Sarah Palin's Facebook grift ... Facebook page has linked to an obscure right-wing aggregation site called Analyzing America 280 times ... Last year, the site implied that Hillary Clinton might have murdered Jeffrey Epstein ,,, (still doing her thing, on Fuckbook, paid by Russia)

Have You Been 'Wokefished' While Dating? Heres How to TellIf a dude describes himself on Hinge as afeminist, pay close attention to how he actually treats women.



/u/slap-chopin provides a sobering comparison of US with other developed countries : bestof (Americans are exceptionally stupid and self-centered)

In 2013, /u/iopha gave compassion advice to a mother struggling with her son's atheism. It's the most eloquent description of atheism I've ever read. : bestof
iopha comments on Hello reddit, I'm a christian mother and my son just told me he is atheist. I'm not against him but being atheist but It is difficult for me to accept. I thought you guys might be able to at least help me accept this a little or show me some valid reasons for his choice.

What do you KNOW is true without evidence? What are you certain of, right down to your bones, without proof? : AskReddit




072720

Crashing coastal property values and the economic fallout of climate change - The Boston Globe - Climate change is already impacting New England coastal property. Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island

Massachusetts under a heat advisory through Tuesday as temperatures could reach 100 degrees : boston

Coronavirus death toll reaches 650,000, surpassing the upper estimate for the number of annual flu deaths worldwide (which ranges between 291,000-646,000) : Coronavirus
COVID-19 has killed more Americans than the rebels did during the Civil War : Coronavirus (Viral Boogaloo v3)
Coronavirus Is Back With a Vengeance in Places Where It Had All but Vanished : Coronavirus
Coronavirus outbreak show signs of slowing in Arizona, Texas and Florida : Coronavirus


MA COVID-19 Data 7/27/20 : boston
182 New Confirmed Cases; 1.8% Positive - July 27 : CoronavirusMa - 108,562 total confirmed - 10,291 new tests - -14 hospital; +1 icu; -2 intubated - 7 new deaths; 8317 total - 107 new probable cases; 7364 total - 0 new probable deaths; 219 total
On yesterday's positive rate and following trends in general : CoronavirusMa

Mass. reports 182 new confirmed coronavirus cases, 7 new deaths - The Boston Globe


Massachusetts COVID-19 case counts on the rise again after flattening the pcurve early in the summer

A fine of $500 a day for violators. Thats part of the strict new rules for people traveling to Massachusetts
Union for UMass Amherst RAs calls the school's reopening plan 'suicidal' ... The union for resident assistants and peer mentors at the University of Massachusetts Amherst says the school has refused to address its safety concerns as the campus prepares for a fall reopening ...

As eviction ban continues, small landlords feel the squeeze - The Boston Globe

Baystate Medical Center reports outbreak of 36 coronavirus cases : CoronavirusMa

What's up with that crowded party boat spotted over the weekend on Boston Harbor?
If anyone's wondering why there is an uptick in COVID cases, here's a boat that was leaving Seaport this past Saturday : boston


A new study has identified 21 existing drugs that stop the replication of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. -- This study significantly expands the possible therapeutic options for COVID-19 patients, especially since many of the molecules already have clinical safety data in humans
Virus vaccine put to final test in thousands of volunteers
Moderna Announces Phase 3 COVE Study of mRNA Vaccine Against COVID-19 (mRNA-1273) Begins | Moderna, Inc.
The CEO of Irbm, a chemical company located near Rome that works in tight collaboration with the University of Oxford and which has developed in past a patented vaccine for Ebola, announces that a vaccine for SARS-Cov-2 will be available on the market at the beginning of 2021 : Coronavirus
The US could 'virtually eliminate' coronavirus in weeks, Ex-Obama Health Chief says. : Coronavirus ... (interesting, lockdown, wear masks, social distance, isolate those with known symptoms ... and closing state borders ... (the Disunited States of America)

101 years earlier with the Spanish flu, Victorians also had stay at home lockdown with fines and the mask debate. History eerily relating itself. : Coronavirus

'I see a disaster in the making.' Professors slam reopening plans at Illinois colleges amid COVID-19 crisis, prompting some schools to reverse course.

About 4,000 federal employees say they contracted the coronavirus at workand 60 have died

Rise and fall of a mini-Trump: With Florida a global epicenter, Ron Desantis can shut up now. : politics
Where Does Ron DeSantis Go to Get His Apology? (Rich "I'm an evil idiot" Lowry for the history and the own the libs comments haven't aged well either)
Florida's mistake on child COVID-19 rate raises trust issue
5,000 health care professionals call on Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to issue a state-wide mask mandate : Coronavirus
18 UF Health anesthesiologists contract virus after party ... July 10 party
Florida Covid-19 cases in children: Hospitalizations among kids jump 23% : Coronavirus ... Considering the MLB made it a single weekend without having an outbreak I can only imagine how long schools could stay open (off the cliff with the Deathpublicans)
Coronavirus Florida: Lake Worth Beach city commission meeting turns ugly : videos


The US has a fourth of global Covid-19 cases but some local leaders say they won't enforce mask mandates : politics ("local leaders" = death cult Republicans)
Governors who took the virus seriously from the start get a boost : politics

Covid-19 Cases Soar in Young Adults Bored of Social Distancing : Coronavirus

Louisiana officially surpassed New York as the US state with most COVID-19 cases per capita : Coronavirus

Texas Surpasses 5,000 Coronavirus Deaths : Coronavirus (their FB / Zuckerfuck page is full of stupid evil idiots)
Texas coronavirus deaths: State reports 1,000 new fatalities in 6 days | The Texas Tribune - More than 5,000 people in Texas have died from COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, according to state health data released Sunday (catching up to MA, if fucker Abbott had counted all the deaths they'd be in the lead)
14 in Texas family test positive for coronavirus after small gathering, 1 dies : Coronavirus ... "I cannot help but feel responsible for convincing our families it was safe to have a get-together"


Florida judge denies request to block mask mandate in Palm Beach County, saying: "We do not have a constitutional or protected right to infect others" : Coronavirus
Florida nurse flown to Boston for treatment after COVID-19 complications leave him paralyzed : Coronavirus

Albany Medical Center suspends kids daycare program after teacher, seven children test positive for COVID-19 : Coronavirus (back to school and die)

Chief of Critical Care at Mercy Hospital in Baltimore dies of COVID-19 : Coronavirus ... Along with 820 other healthcare workers in the U.S. so far (that we know of) ...

Over 40 have COVID after attending church event in Alabama : Coronavirus ... Despite the outbreak, Ross told AL.com he does not regret hosting the revival and believes those who attended feel the same. (die for my Jesus money)

Insurer for Arizona schools won't provide liability coverage for COVID-19 : Coronavirus

New Jersey police spent nearly five hours breaking up house party of over 700 people : Coronavirus ... a Liberian Independence Day party complete with a twerking contest and free food and jungle juice. Videos on Instagram show people dancing, drinking and smoking what appears to be hookah inside the mansion ... (AirBnB)
Authorities Arrest Owners Of Atilis Gym In Bellmawr After Continuously Defying New Jersey Shutdown Order : Coronavirus

4 injured in shooting at Dallas sports bar after men not allowed in due to COVID-19 restrictions : Coronavirus

Mayhem ensues after hundreds of teens dropped off at Mid-South putt-putt facility : news

Couple who insisted on 100 wedding guests are diagnosed with Covid-19 : Coronavirus ... SF California ... none of the guests that tested positive bothered to inform the church.

Eschaton: Sports - The writers are getting a bit obvious with this subplot. -- the NFL's Minnesota Vikings have announced that their Infection Control Officer has tested positive for coronavirus
The MLB Has Taken 4 Days To Reach A COVID Outbreak That Threatens The Sport : Coronavirus ... But schools reopening should be fine
Eschaton: Was That The Plan - Pretty dumb plan, if so. -- The Marlins have not left Philadelphia yet after Miami took two out of three games in the season-opening series against the Phillies ... First baseman Garrett Cooper and outfielder Harold Ramirez were out of the lineup Sunday, and catcher Jorge Alfaro was placed on the injured list shortly before Friday's season opener. The team did not disclose an official reason for any of the absences. ... Even under this much scrutiny, they... just played.
Eschaton: That Was A Fun Couple Of Days - All the greatest minds and money of MLB couldn't make this work -- The Marlins remain in Philadelphia, quarantined in a hotel after postponing their home opener tonight against the the Baltimore Orioles. At least 14 Marlins players and coaches have tested positive for COVID-19, with eight players and two coaches testing positive Sunday, according to ESPN. -- The issue every school is facing isn't a plan for reopening, it's the likely plan for reclosing.
'I'm scared' : Marlins' rash of positive COVID-19 tests sends chills across MLB

Google to Keep Employees Home Until Summer 2021 Amid Coronavirus Pandemic : Coronavirus


'Disgraceful, plain and simple' Couple wearing Nazi flag masks at Walmart filmed in viral clash

Anti-vaccine figure Del Bigtree is using Facebook and YouTube to encourage people to intentionally contract coronavirus -- Bigtree: "Many of us have not accepted the fact that a part of life is death" ... Bigtree, who has no medical credentials, is a leading figure in the anti-vaccination movement through his anti-vaccine nonprofit organization Informed Consent Action Network and as the host of The HighWire (hopefully, they will all die)


Hong Kong third wave: dining at restaurants banned entirely, masks required outdoors as city records sixth straight day of triple-digit Covid-19 cases : Coronavirus

Confirmed coronavirus cases surpass 100,000 in Indonesia ... the highest amount in Southeast Asia.

Italian region imposes 1,000-euro fines for not wearing masks : worldnews

Philippine Duterte: Face-to-face classes to resume in January 2021. I cannot and will not put to risk the health and lives of our students and teachers : worldnews (when Duterte is the sane one ... )

Vietnam orders evacuation of 80,000 people from city after three positive coronavirus tests : worldnews (evacuate Florida!)

Pacific Islanders in US hospitalised with Covid-19 at up to 10 times the rate of other groups : worldnews ... In Hawaii, Pacific islanders are 4% of the state's population, but 25% of Covid-19 cases ... Many islanders in America live in large families and tight-knit communities, and work in frontline service industries, increasing their risk of exposure ... and have higher rates of chronic diseases, such as diabetes ...

Virus adds to deep despair felt by war-weary young Arabs

New Zealand PM Ardern's ratings sky high ahead of election : worldnews (coulda been you, Donnie-boy)

Jair Bolsonaro is denounced in The Hague for genocide and crimes against humanity : worldnews


Homosexuality 'almost nonexistent in Arab society' Arab MP in Israel says ("we've stoned them all" he said)


Samoan chief who enslaved villagers sentenced to 11 years in New Zealand : worldnews ... What happens to the worst Australians? ... They get a government job ...

Animals were subjected to a string of brutal attacks at a farm that sells goats' milk to Tesco, Sainsbury's Waitrose and other supermarkets, footage from hidden cameras has revealed. Goats were seen on video being punched, kicked, hit with a pole and slammed onto their backs at a plant. that supplies St Helen's Farm, in east Yorkshire. (sub-humans are sadistic assholes and need to die out)


Germany rejects Trump's proposal to let Russia back into G7 - Foreign Minister : worldnews - as there was no meaningful progress in solving the conflict in Crimea as well as in eastern Ukraine (Vlad's puppet fails again)

US closes consulate in Chengdu, China, after Houston order : worldnews


Jihadist plots used to be U.S. and Europe's biggest terrorist threat. Now it's the far right.

Canada vs America : PoliticalHumor

If you're not terrified about Facebook, you haven't been paying attention - Facebook and America< are now indivisible, says the Observer journalist who broke the Cambridge Analytica scandal -- and the world is a sicker place for it (Zuckerfucker is big evil)
Chief UK rabbi accuses Facebook and Twitter of complicity in antisemitism : news
Because the United States are in charge of policing the entire world : PoliticalHumor

The war on terror comes home : pics
Law and order president : PoliticalHumor
They're not wrong.
Not only was Chris Wallace's interview with trump hilariously embarrassing for trump, it also revealed something else. Trump is rumored to wear lifts. Look how far his foot is out of his shoe in this pic! ?????? : PoliticalHumor
Member when we had a functional adult leading the country? : PoliticalHumor
I have the best words
That's some Marie Antoinette stuff right there.... : PoliticalHumor

doowgad1 comments on Trump only pivoted on coronavirus after reportedly being warned of spikes among 'our people' in red states

Coronavirus relief will include $1,200 checks and extension of eviction moratorium : Coronavirus
Trump's team dodges virus blame while jobless benefit cuts loom ("dodges" = attempts to dodge, and fails)
Workers Will Just 'Sit Home' On Unemployment Aid, Steve Mnuchin Complains : The Treasury secretary with offshore tax havens is certain U.S. taxpayers will be upset when they get extra aid to weather COVID-19. : politics ... So Mnuchin can use taxpayer dollars and a military plane to fly his wife to Fort Knox to see the eclipse, but heaven forbid we help the regular people who pay the taxes he used? Mnuchin is slime (evil fucker)
Billionaires Want to Reopen Schools Amid a Pandemic. They Might Unleash a Teacher Strike Wave. : politics
Column: The GOP war on unemployment aid is bad for workers and disastrous for the economy : politics
At crunch time, Republicans push to slash unemployment benefits : politics (it's what they do/who they are)

The $5.3 Trillion Question Behind America's COVID-19 Failure | That's the amount of buybacks U.S. corporations funneled to shareholders during the past decade -- rather than invest in technologies for the common good. Economist: Larry Kudlow is a clown and hasn't been right in 6 months : politics
Senate Republicans grow weary with White House over stimulus bill - Axios
I'm not sure how much more outflanking I can take - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Let them eat slavery apologias - Comrades Cotton and Hawley are going to be furious when they find out about this, I'm sure Senate Republicans will propose cutting weekly emergency unemployment benefits from $600 to $200 (and more trillions to the rich) ... Cutting unemployment benefits 67% during a depression and pandemic until states (many of which struggle to make benefits available now, whether intentionally or otherwise) can administer a cumbersome new formula, I see no flaws in this plan ...
/u/techical_assistance explains the Republican rationale (or lack thereof) for holding back Coronavirus assistance, despite it being in their best interest : bestof

Mike Memoli on Twitter: "Trump so far is the only president since Taft began the tradition to never throw an MLB first pitch" / Twitter (he would fall on his face)

Trump is on his way to becoming America's first dictator (all Republicans except Mittens need to be tried for treason)
Polls plunge, president reverses course, schools revolt, and numbers show more elders in jeopardy : politics (DeStantis down 31 points)
Trump knows his reelection chances are in trouble, so now he's trying to confuse Americans and erode trust in our elections : politics
\ Don't Count Trump Out - Polling could be wrong. The economy could recover just enough. He could announce his own October surprise
Eschaton: A New Tone - Surely 1284 days into his presidency, in the middle of a depression and a pandemic, he'll FINALLY CHANGE HIS TONE .
Journalists have been obsessing over Trump supposedly changing his 'tone' for five years
Eschaton: The Next One Will Be Smarter - We can't continue the basic state of affairs in the US, which is that there is only meaningful Congressional oversight of Democratic presidents, and Democrats can't t keep pinning their hopes for oversight on "independent" GOP Daddies like Mueller or from finding A Few Good Republicans in the Senate when necessary. Gotta use the power you have, and not keep outsourcing it to others or simply waiting for election day to wash all the sins away. -- Hopefully we see President Biden in January 2021, but we will still have to plan for President Cotton in 2025. - The next one doesn't have to be much smarter, either. Donald Trump is the dumbest human being in America
TRAPPED: Is The GOP Writing Its Epitaph? ... white evangelicals ability to prop up the GOP is declining. America's fifth wave of religious revival began to wane two decades ago. White evangelicals now constitute a sixth of the population, down from a fourth in the 1990s ... There was no gender gap until the GOP adopted evangelicals' version of family values, including opposition to abortion. Women are now the Democrats' largest voting bloc, and their loyalty has increased, reaching record highs in the 2016 and 2018 elections. ... evangelicals' position on gay rights has alienated the LGBTQ community. They are now second only to Black Americans in their Democratic loyalty. rigid stance on social issues has also eroded its standing with college-educated voters, once heavily Republican ...

Why doesn't Trump try harder to solve the coronavirus crisis? - The Washington Post
One question still dogs Trump: Why not try harder to solve the coronavirus crisis? : politics ... president's inability to wholly address the crisis is due to his almost pathological unwillingness to admit error; a positive feedback loop of overly rosy assessments and data from advisers and Fox News; and a penchant for magical thinking that prevented him from fully engaging with the pandemic.
Trump's pandemic blunders keep piling higher
GOP Climate Change Denial Set The Stage For Trump's Coronavirus Conspiracies - The right has perfected the art of misinformation and science skepticism over the years. : politics ... "It is as if we are in the middle ages, with superstition and irrationality ruling public behavior."

Herman Cain still hospitalized more than 3 weeks after COVID-19 diagnosis : Coronavirus -- The 74-year-old Cain, co-chair of Black Voices for Trump, attended President Trump's rally in Tulsa in June and did not wear a mask. Two days after he was said to have tested positive, Cain commented on a July 4 celebration at Mt. Rushmore, tweeting: "Masks will not be mandatory for the event, which will be attended by President Trump. PEOPLE ARE FED UP" (irony overload)

Anatomy of a Character Assassination: Trump Goes All-In Against Dr. Fauci : politics
Sinclair Pulls the Plug on Anti-Fauci Propaganda -- This Time -- Will the broadcasting company now drop a program attacking the prominent public health expert, or just repackage it? (dumb question, Bloomfuckers)
Dr. Anthony Fauci first-pitch baseball card breaks Topps record for sales in just 24 hours : news (Trump melts down)

Melania Trump Will Revamp White House Rose Garden - The New York Times - first lady' renovation of the garden, a signature showcase of power used by presidents for decades, is taking place as her husband enters a crucial stretch of his re-election effort ("First-Stripper")

Trumps Summer of Love Is a Distant Memory Now -- Can the president win in November without the rallies that first drove his supporters wild four years ago? ... flashback: "This has to be the first time that a major presidential candidate has actively encouraged a foreign power to conduct espionage against his political opponent," (hahaha, we've moving on since then)

Jake Tapper Rips Into Trump for Ignoring Russian Bounties Story : politics (#MoscowMitch and Ron "Yes I Am A Russian Spy" Johnson say "So?"

We will not be betrayed again: Trump's SCOTUS list hits a new roadblock -- The president wants to rev up his supporters in the culture wars. His advisers now face a battle over whether some judges are reliable enough for the right. ("betrayed" by Gorsuch)

National Guard commander says police suddenly moved on Lafayette Square protesters, used 'excessive force' before Trump visit

U.S. Conservatism Down Since Start of 2020 - 34% in the U.S. identify as conservative, down from 40% in February - Conservatism slides most among upper-income and middle-aged adults - Adults under 35 more likely to identify as liberal than conservative

Trump is on the prowl for enemies of the state in American cities. And who will stop him? - In 1920, an honest federal official exposed outrageous raids on 'radicals.' One longs for an executive branch official with the guts to stand up to Trump. : politics


Trump National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien has Coronavirus (refused to wear a mask, only the best fuckers)


Federally appointed judges' expenses to be made public for first time : worldnews (so much shit hidden for so long)


John Lewis to Lie in State in the Capitol Rotunda - The New York Times - The pandemic has dictated an unusual public mourning process for the civil rights icon. He will lie in state briefly under the Capitol dome and then move outside so the public can pay respects safely.


Judge sides with ACLU, orders Flint city clerk to process absentee ballot applications : politics (all it took was one Republican "city clerk" to sabotage the election : November will be such a shitshow)

AP-NORC poll: Anxiety props up Biden, Trump voters fervent - just 31% of Biden supporters say theyre excited, compared with 42% of Trump supporters. Biden's coalition is fueled by more negative emotions: 72% of Biden supporters, but 52% of Trump supporters, say they feel anxious about the 2020 campaign
Trump hasn't Led in a Single Florida Poll in 4 Months, a State GOP Hasn't Won Presidency Without Since 1924
Texas Democrats plan 7-figure ad buy to turn state blue : politics
Poll: Biden notches 7-point lead in North Carolina | The swing state's Democratic candidates for governor and Senate led their races by even wider margins.
The Real Reason Biden Is Ahead of Trump? He's a Man - it 's a lot easier to run a cautious, inoffensive campaign when you're not up against a culture of misogyny.
'She had no remorse' : Why Kamala Harris isn't a lock for VP -- frontrunner (yeah, let's make a lawnorder copster VP)
Bidens VP shortlist comes up short -- There is no one ideal home run choice
Biden leads in North Carolina as voters give Trump poor marks on virus, race relations - Republican Sen. Thom Tillis trails his Democratic challenger, as well, in a new NBC News/Marist poll.
Why Montana Is a Test Case for Democrats' Winning the Senate -- The race between Steve Daines, the Republican incumbent, and Steve Bullock could prove crucial in a year when Democrats need to win in conservative-leaning states where President Trump may still prevail.

Ocasio-Cortez and the Jurassic jerks | Youngest woman to serve in Congress shows up anachronistic attitudes for what they are : politics ... Showing her skill in a generational dimension foreign to Congress until now, AOC posted a video of herself on Instagram Stories strutting to the rap tune Boss Bitch by Doja Cat, her long hair whipping to the music, with the Capitol in the background. "I'm a bitch and a boss, I'm a-shine like gloss." She captioned it: "Shine on, fight for others, and let the haters stay mad." And that's he way you make Paleolithic men understand that they are history. (Dowdy)

Sen. Tom Cotton Calls Slavery Nation's "Necessary Evil" in Shocking Interview ... Man named Cotton thinks slavery was necessary. (speaking of Paleolithic)

Louie Gohmert Supporters Alleged to Have Beaten Up Opponents Campaign Manager at Protest, Calls for Texas Rangers to Investigate ... -Armed supporters of Congressman Louie Gohmert (R-Tyler) brutally beat and assaulted Ryan Miller, the campaign manager for Gohmert's oppenent ... The incident occurred as officers from the Tyler Police Department drove around the square idly, waving at the Blue Lives Matter counter-protesters who had come to support Gilbert's opponent (Louie Gumball, sub-human asshole and the usual fucker copsters)

Lieberman's folly - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Break Up the Department of Homeland Security -- Trump has turned a Bush-era bureaucratic blunder into his personal goon squad ... The DHS was a sham from the get-go. It was the brainchild of Democratic Sen. Joseph Lieberman, who proposed the new department in late 2001, just after the 9/11 attacks, as a way of showing that the Republicans in the White House were't the only ones trying to tackle terrorism (Lieberputz and Hillary Clintoon)


Trump Calls Portland Protesters 'Anarchists' an Chain of Moms a 'Scam' (said the scam)
Portland police and feds are responding to largely peaceful protests with violence
Federal Agents in Portland Are Generating Unrest Elsewhere as Well : politics
On Portland's streets: Anger, fear, and a fence that divides
Maria Bartiromo asks why DHS can't just arrest the leadership in Portland forf "ignoring what's really happening" (dumbfuck Fox asshole is clueles on purpose)

Man at pro-police counter protest shout "kill transgenders" at Black Lives Matter rally in suburban Pittsburgh


Anti-fascists linked to zero murders in the US in 25 years : worldnews (those anti-fascists have been terrorizing America forever) In reality leftwing attacks have left far fewer people dead than violence by rightwing extremists, new research indicates, and antifa activists have not been linked to a single murder in decades.
Anti-fascists linked to zero murders in 25 years : politics

Column: They're fed up with the 'tyranny' of face masks. But Portland? That's about 'law and order' : politics


Give a boy a target for his grievance and he might get it in his head they need to pay - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... Roy Den Hollander who killed the family of a federal judge and a fellow professional misogynist attorney last week is yet another product of the world Rush Limbaugh made ... The fact that the nation's s political press treated a female presidential candidate compliance with email server management best practices as a much more important issue than her opponent confessing to serial sexual assault seems like a too-on-the-nose plot point in a feminist novel, and yet it's actually what happened in 2016. Beating Trump is an important objective, but the deeply misogynist culture that propelled him to the White House will still be there. ("feminazis" invented by Dimbaugh)


How to build a better, more diverse culture in the State Police - The Boston Globe - there wo't be significant reform at the agency until the state changes the way it selects rank-and-file troopers ... State Police is 87.6 percent white and 95 percent male ... (how about dumping the "trooper" name for starters?)

Scorecard: Grading the debate performances of Markey and Kennedy - The Boston Globe
Markey spends less time in Mass. than the rest of the delegation - The Boston Globe
Markey And Kennedy Find Plenty To Disagree About In Latest Senate Debate : boston
The History of America's Most Racist Frat Was No Secret -- Except to Joe Kennedy III
Markey And Kennedy Find Plenty To Disagree About In Latest Senate Debate : boston
Joe Kennedy said in a debate tonight that Ed Markey voted to create the program that transfers military equipment to local law enforcement, but uh that's a lie : boston

Massachusetts Officially Makes Juneteenth A State Holiday : politics



'Ellen DeGeneres Show' Workplace Under Investigation by WarnerMedia (Ellen DeGenerate is a real entitled toxic bitch)


Psychedelic drugs can greatly reduce psychiatric symptoms among US Special Operations Forces veterans. Those treated with ibogaine and 5-MeO-DMT showed large reductions in symptoms of PTSD, depression, and anxiety : science

Study on 11,196 couples shows that it's not the person you choose but the relationship you build. The variables related to the couple's dynamic predicted success in relationships more reliably than individual personality traits. : science ... The grass is greenest where you water it ...

Ease restrictions on medical psychedelics to aid research, experts say : worldnews

Lithium in drinking water linked with lower suicide rates - "Naturally occurring lithium in public drinking water may have an anti-suicidal effec - Naturally occurring lithium in public drinking water may have an anti-suicidal effect

TIL about the Lead-crime Hypothesis: Researchers have found that the elimination of leaded gasoline in the US accounted for up to a 56% drop in violent crime rates between 1992 and 2002. : todayilearned

Experts know that reading to toddlers & babies, can make a big difference in children's reading abilities later in school. But does giving away free books to low-income families with young children help with early reading? An analysis of 44 studies of book giveaway programs concludes that it does.

Research by Welsh academics shows that a patient' pupils can reveal if they have suffered a traumatic experience in the past. People with post-traumatic stress disorder have an enhanced emotional response to both negative and positive images.


What was the most difficult thing to explain to your parents? : AskReddit

Are you afraid of dying? If so, why? : AskReddit

What is a sign of low intelligence? : AskReddit

What are the most cowardly things a person can do? : AskReddit




072620

Highest-ever temperature recorded in Norwegian Arctic archipelago : worldnews ... Keep in mind Svalbard is where our doomsday seed vault is... it was placed there because when it was built the permafrost thawing was viewed as something that was impossible on a human timescale. Well... the permafrost started thawing out 3 years ago and flooded part of the seed vault.
Latest climate study predicts disaster for oceans, coastlines and life as we know it : politics

The southern Texas area struck hardest by coronavirus was hit with a hurricane, govern according to a new study..." : science
Hurricane Hanna Hits Texas Region Struggling With Coronavirus : Coronavirus
Trumps new border fence being knocked down by Hurricane Hanna : gifs

Single-use masks and coronavirus waste end up polluting ocean | The Japan Times : worldnews

Why a generation is choosing to be child-free : worldnews (capitalists went too far and killed off their wage-slaves)


Global confirmed coronavirus cases top 16.05 million, with a quarter in the U.S. : Coronavirus
16 states set single-day coronavirus case records last week : Coronavirus

Coronavirus updates: U.S. deaths top 1,000 for four consecutive days : politics -- Texans literally fighting to keep high risk spreading locations open, Sinclair broadcasting misinformation to the country, schools opening up to swallow and spit out children and underpaid teachers, universities going fully online and charging full tuition, Amazon delivering almost every single purchased good, and Congress waiting weeks to pass any stimulus while evictions and joblessness loom. This is America. We are the reality show the rest of the world watches. (STARRING DONALD J TRUMP)


America's global standing is at a low point. The pandemic made it worse. -- Under Trump, the United States retreats from collaborative leadership at a time of global crisis


MA COVID-19 Data 7/26/20 : boston (2.8% positive, uptick, getting worse)
273 New Confirmed Cases; 2.8% Positive - July 26 : CoronavirusMa - 108,380 total confirmed - 9,780 new tests - -7 hospital; +6 icu; +3 intubated - 19 new deaths; 8310 total - 96 new probable cases; 7257 total - 0 new probable deaths; 219 total


With influx of college students looming, how will Boston keep safe? - The Boston Globe


Britain wins rare praise for leading race to test life-saving Covid drugs : worldnews
Your Coronavirus Antibodies Are Disappearing. Should You Care? - The New York Times - Declining antibody levels do not mean less immunity, experts say. Besides, two widely used tests may detect the wrong antibodies.
Why COVID-19 is killing U.S. diabetes patients at alarming rates : politics
Why COVID-19 is killing U.S. diabetes patients at alarming rates - Reuters - Much of this could have been anticipated and addressed with a more comprehensive, national response, said A. Enrique Caballero, a Harvard Medical School endocrinologist and diabetes researcher.
Researchers have found Americans need to cut visits to non-essential businesses in half during the COVID-19 outbreak to reduce virus transmission by 45%. Even these major lifestyle changes might not be enough to contain an outbreak of the coronavirus : science
Young people should not expect to bounce right back after a COVID-19 infection -- a new study finds that about a quarter of young adults were still not back to their normal health weeks after contracting the infection, even if they had no medical conditions and were not hospitalized.

Air Conditioning May Be Spreading COVID : Coronavirus (no shit)

Mounting evidence shows masks may help avoid severe illness, even if you get COVID-19 : Coronavirus
The debate over masks is not a 'culture war' stop calling it that (oh, but it very much is, fought by the Culture of Stupidity, you know, Republicans)
Wearing A Mask Is More Popular -- And A Little Less Partisan -- Than You Might Expect levels of mask-wearing are on the rise across political lines -- Seventy-seven percent of Americans say that, generally speaking, people should wear face masks around others. Wearing a mask in public, 70% say, is more a matter of public health than it is a personal choice. A similar 71% say they would favor a government rule where they live requiring people to wear a face mask when in public around other people (strange, the more people get sick and die ...)
"I definitely didn't think I would be wondering if I would be a target of physical violence, let alone almost constant verbal abuse, just for asking people to wear a mask" ... And, this virus seems to have killed the myth that a common adversary would draw them together. ... "She said making her wear a mask is treating her like a Jew in the Holocaust" ... (Facebook, again)
Mom Influencers on Instagram Are Spreading Anti-Mask Propaganda : Coronavirus (oh look, Zuckerfucker)
Lyft Driver Attacked Then Arrested After Refusing Rider Without Mask : Coronavirus - NBC New York
Lyft Driver Says He Was Attacked, Then Arrested After Refusing Rider Without Mask The driver said after canceling the ride, the irate passenger threw her beverage across the backseat, and later came back to curse and spit in his face (so the NYC copsters arrented HIM)
Two Shoppers Banned From Walmart After Wearing Nazi Flag Face Masks Inside Store : politics
Fifty Shades of Whey on Twitter: "Racist couple in Marshall, MN wearing swastikas on their mask at Walmart https://t.co/sBgHr6ILC0" / Twitter ("You are not American, we literally already had a war about this")
Couple flaunt swastika face masks at Walmart in southwestern Minnesota - StarTribune.com - At the request of the Marshall, Minn., store, the two were told theyll face arrest if they return there ... "If you vote for Biden, you're going to be living in Nazi Germany" the woman with the swastika mask told Mueller, as her companion bagged up toilet paper and an enormous canister of cheeseballs (pop. 13,680 in the middle of nowhere, good luck getting our cheeseballs) )
Eschaton - The Most Ridiculous Show On TV - I admit I can't stop watching, but these writers are just trolling us at this point.

A coronavirus cluster in New Jersey has been traced to a high school house party, and the teens and their parents are refusing to cooperate with contact tracers, officials say : Coronavirus

The Coronavirus Turns Midtown Into a Ghost Town, Causing an Economic Crisis - The New York Times - 7,500 workers are missing from a famous building. A food cart sells 10 hot dogs a day. The virus effect on one block could be an omen for the city's future


[OC] U.S. COVID-19 cases by 2016 election results : dataisbeautiful

Coronavirus ravaged Florida, as Ron DeSantis sidelined scientists and followed Trump - The Washington Post -- As Florida became a global epicenter of the coronavirus, Gov. Ron DeSantis held one meeting this month with his top public health official, Scott Rivkees, according to the governor's schedule. His health department has sidelined scientists, halting briefings last month with disease specialists and telling the experts there was not sufficient personnel from the state to continue participating (great excuse)

Sen. Jason Rapert (R-Conway) hospitalized with COVID-19 : politics ... Rapert has been planning a meeting of his National Association of Christian Legislators Aug. 4-5 in Miramar Beach, Fla. ...
Jason Rapert on Twitter: "Thanks to the members of the @CraigheadGOP Craighead County Republican Committee for having me speak last night. I really appreciate your support. We shall stand together for God & Country and electing #Republicans to office everywhere. @ARGOP #TeamRapert @Rapert4Arkansas https://t.co/KwaVDDW4oY" / Twitter (superspreader of death )


How to murder your citizens - Lawyers, Guns & Money - his Piggly Wiggly store brand version sure is making it close: As Florida became a global epicenter of the coronavirus, Gov. Ron DeSantis held one meeting this month with his top public health official, Scott Rivkees ... Coronavirus task force leader Deborah Birx warned that Florida was at risk of teetering into a full blown outbreak. Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway went on to criticize the states that have become hotspots and blamed the governors. (under the Trump bus)

Florida records 9,300 new coronavirus cases, blows past New York : Coronavirus ... Well, when the kids are orphans they'll be able to relate to Disney movie plots better (thanks, Mouse)
Florida: 'Flori-duh,' DeSantis in national spotlight for bungling pandemic (dumbuck corrupt Trumpy kills a bunch of people for Trump)
Florida police officer dies from COVID-19 complications : Coronavirus
bontesla comments on Hurricane Hanna Hits Texas Region Struggling With Coronavirus ... "My Florida hospital is already overwhelmed." ...

A Texas man died from coronavirus after his granddaughter spread infection to him from attending a party : Coronavirus (good job, death-bitch)
14 Members of Texas Family Contract Coronavirus After Backyard Barbecue : Coronavirus - "You cannot imagine my guilt at having been a denier, carelessly shuffling through this pandemic, making fun of those wearing masks and social distancing. For those who deny the virus exists or who downplay its severity, let me assure you: The coronavirus is very real and extremely contagious. Before you even know you have it, you've passed it along to your friends, family, coworkers and neighbors"
Hundreds of Texas bar owners plan to open Saturday as a statement to Gov. Abbott : Coronavirus (after Abbott vowed to "kill more useless grannies")

Arizona reports 1,973 new coronavirus cases, 19 more deaths : Coronavirus (RonaZona improving)

COVID-19 Outbreak Linked to Bible Conference That Refused to Shutdown Event : Coronavirus
COVID-19 Outbreak Linked to Bible Conference That Refused to Shutdown Event - A Bible conference in Colorado that threatened to sue the state over a cease-and-desist order calling for the event to be shutdown has been linked to 34 new cases of COVID-19 (sue the death-fuckers into non-existence)

Coronavirus surge brings suffering to the impoverished, underresourced Mississippi Delta. "To everybody in town that I see posting on Facebook about how this isn't real and that it's a political schoeme, I'm like "Oh my God, come intubate these patients." (Fuckerberg cackles)

After first player on Cincinnati Reds opening day becomes infected more team mates are now potentially infected causing concern if MLB season can even continue in 2020 : Coronavirus


Puerto Ricans block highway traffic around main PR airport demanding tighter restrictions among influx of American tourists and increased Coronavirus numbers : Coronavirus

Doja Cat tests positive for COVID 19 after mocking its severity : Coronavirus
Doja Cat Tests Positive for COVID-19 ... textbook definition of "irony" ... (hello, celebrity dipshit)


After Early Success, Israels Netanyahu Faces Fury for Flubbing Virus Fight -- With infections spiking again, young Israelis are protesting what they see as chaotic handling of the health and economic crisis (decides to attack more Palestinians to distract)

Bishop Believes Coronavirus is "a Sign from God" and Proof that "Science is always Precarious" than Dies of it (haha, Brazilian Satangelical and well, he was right, in a way)


Mainland China reports 46 new coronavirus cases, including 22 in Xinjiang : worldnews

Vietnam has detected its first locally transmitted case of coronavirus in nearly 100 days, authorities said on Saturday, in a country whose swift and full lockdown won praise for controlling the spread of the disease. : worldnews

Black Lives Matter rally in Sydney ruled a prohibited public assembly : worldnews - due to Covid19, not because those in power want to supress the social issue.

Malaysia arrests Bangladeshi migrant who criticised government on TV. Malaysian authorities say they have arrested a Bangladeshi man who criticised on television the country's treatment of undocumented migrants during the coronavirus pandemic. : worldnews

Undercover morality agent spits at teenage girls, asks 'where's your owner' and says 'I'll f*** your mother' after seeing them without hijab in Iran : worldnews (sounds like Ted Yoho)

Kim Jong-un declares emergency & puts Kaesong City on total lockdown after 1st reported Covid-19 case in North Korea : worldnews

Thousands of Israelis protested in Jerusalem and other cities including Tel Aviv, demanding Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's resignation over his government's handling of the coronavirus pandemic. In Jerusalem they rallied outside Netanyahu's residence accusing him of corruption : worldnews (another corrupt rightwing authoritarian asshole fucked things up?)

Chinese mogul expelled from party after calling Xi Jinping a 'clown,' accused of corruption : worldnews
Ecudorian Navy on alert for massive Chinese fishing fleet near Galapagos Islands protected waters : worldnews (All your fish belong to China)
Indian spy satellite passes over Tibet, China mobilises troops : worldnews (Xi considers nuking the moon)
Court summons Alibaba, Jack Ma on complaint of spreading fake news on UC Browser and UC News : worldnews - He's not just the head of Alibaba, by the looks of him, he is THE head. (click through for the pic)

Pakistan Police Brutally Thrash Innocent Civilian Family : worldnews ... Who do they think they are? Americans?

Pro Lesbian African Movie Released Despite Hostility : worldnews

Kremlin says Russia won't join U.S. alliance against China : worldnews
Tens of Thousands in Russia Challenge the Kremlin in Second Week of Protests : worldnews
Russia's activists and independent journalists face new wave of crackdowns

More than 80 journalists resign from Hungarian news site after editor sacked : worldnews ... Orban destroyed democracy in Hungary a long time ago ... (the nazis never left)
Poland to leave treaty on violence against women : worldnews ... The ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party and its coalition partners are closely aligned to the Catholic Church, and the government has promised to promote traditional family values.

During Argentina's dictatorship, the regime "disappeared" and killed some 30,000 opponents. One of them was Omar Marocchi. An alleged perpetrator, a former military commander, has been tracked down in Berlin : worldnews (let's "track down" some of those CIA agents and US officials responsible for this)

France to effectively phase out Huawei gear from 5G networks 7 TechNode : worldnews
Nantes cathedral fire: Church volunteer rearrested over arson : worldnews ... a Rwandan refugee who worked as a warden at the cathedral - had admitted causing the fire.
France will introduce on-the-spot fines nationwide for drug users, particularly targeting cannabis, from September. : worldnews ... "The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread." -- Anatole France (drink your wine!)

49% of voters believe Kremlin interfered in Brexit referendum - Opinium poll for the Observer also reveals 47% of public think Putin's government affected UK's 2019 general election (BoJo and the Tories are Putin's puppets, sound familiar?)
Russia report: Tony Blair calls on government to investigate Moscow's alleged interference in Brexit - 'Whether we've taken our eye off the ball or just decided not to put our eye on it is an interesting question,' says former PM
Boris Johnson's government is privately 'desperate' for Trump to lose the election to Joe Biden : worldnews ... Aren't we all ...

'What does Ghislaine Maxwell have on Trump' asks new attack ad by Lincoln Project (the videos, duh)
Elon Musk with Ghislaine Maxwell at an high society event : pics
Long sourced list of Elon Musk's criminal, illegal conman, and unethical history by u/namenotrick and u/Ilikey0u : bestof

U.S. Ambassador to Iceland wants to carry a firearm for Reykjavik post : worldnews (dumbfuck Republican MAGA Trumpster)

Democrats Are Allowing Trump to Frame the Debate on China | If they keep speaking the GOP's language, it will haunt them for years to come ... Notably, the writer also fails to offer an affirmative case. Because the Chinese government really is hostile. The writer is just worried that Democrats will look like wimps in a new Cold War, so we should pretend we're not having one or else voters will choose Republicans. (yeah, that'll work)

Europe's Economy Set to Outpace U.S. in Upending of Past Roles because of Covid Handling

Opinion | In just one month, Trump commits a whole new set of potentially impeachable offenses - The Washington Post

Let the countdown begin: 100 days until Election Day, and America needs all hands on deck : politics
Wake up: Trump is setting the stage for future coup : politics
Here are 15 signs of authoritarianism that we've seen under the Trump administration
The Ugly Terror of a Fascist Abyss Lurks in the Background of This Pandemic : politics
Trump has helped the US to see its dark side. It will still be there when he goes : politics

Under Trump, American national myths are collapsing. Can they survive? Rather than restore some idealized, jingoistic version of who we are, lets use this painful moment of self-doubt to remake the reality of America. (exceptionlly selfish and stupid and great at killing people)

100 Days Before the Election, Things Are Looking Bleak for Trump : politics
Poll: 100 days from election, 80% say country is heading in wrong direction : politics
100 Days: Trump faces headwinds as Election Day draws near
Donald Trump Is a Broken Man : politics
Trump can't shift public attention from cornavirus to the streets of America - The president shows no leadership on public health but wants to be a strongman on law and order. Voters won't buy it
Trump doesn't want any MLB players kneeling when he throws first pitch : politics
Trump backs out of throwing first pitch at Yankees game | TheHill (damn)

Never get high on your own supply - Lawyers, Guns & Money - America's Dumbest Senator (TM), Wisconsin vacant suit Ron Johnson, has an op-ed in which he defends an offer of nothing to victims of a pandemic and depression his party has already made far worse than it needed to be: ... a Republican Party that was purely venal would be a massive improvement over the current one ... "In April, Johnsons reasoning was reckless; today, it's hallucinatory" ...
The GOPs Procrastination on COVID Relief Is Inexcusable
Eschaton: Reopen By Easter - That was obviously nuts when Trump said it, but a that time, a month or so after Easter probably didn't seem so nuts, even knowing what we did about how the strategy of the federal government was to fuck things up as badly as possible. Even the pessimists were more worried about a second wave in the Fall, not that we'd never get past the first one. -- It's July 26! Maybe we'll reopen by Easter!


Why Are Republicans Being Such Assholes? : politics

Republicans Are Finally Turning Against Trump. Too Little, Too Late. : politics
Forget Putin, it's meddling by America's evangelical enforcer that should scare us -- They are one in the same. Remember Franklin graham made a few trips to Russia in these past nearly 4 years
Trump's old tricks aren't working : politics
Trump golfs with Brett Favre as coronavirus deaths approach 150,000: report ... He has now spent 262 days on a golf course he owns in his 1,283 days in office (good move, sportsball guy)
Brett Farvrah : PoliticalHumor

Reagan Foundation asks Trump campaign, RNC to stop using former president's name to raise money: report : politics - Reagan employed Roger Stone, Paul Manafort, and Dana "Putin pays him" Rohrabacher. Trump is a Reagan LEGACY. ... and Reagan was a traitor (so was Bush, and here we are)

100 Days: Democrats see clear path to Senate majority | TheHill (well, something changed over the past six months)

CBS News Battleground Tracker poll: Trump up one point in Ohio as Biden leads Michigan - CBS News
Trump 2020 poll: President is behind in a must-win state - CNNPolitics - The fact that the polls in Florida favor Biden should be one of the biggest warning signs yet for Trump
Biden holds daunting lead over Trump as US election enters final stretch | US news | The Guardian
Nate Silver: "I do not buy that Trump's fate is sealed" ... "We found historically that when there are lots of major news events and economic disruptions, an election becomes harder to predict"

'This whole house of cards is gonna collapse' : GOP shutters Senate with US on verge of economic catastrophe
Congress Was Already Broken. The Coronavirus Could Make It Worse. - The New York Times - report says that a sweeping change in institutional culture is needed for Congress to regain public trust. The challenges of the coronavirus are feeding the dysfunction.
How the Republican Party opened itself up to the Trump takeover - CNNPolitics - "It Was All A Lie," casts Trump as not an aberration but rather the culmination of decades-long evolution within the GOP.


Mnuchin: It 'wouldn't be fair' to use 'taxpayer dollars to pay more people to sit home' : politics ("starve, suckers" he said under his breath)
playing tiniest violin

From Donald Trump to Ted Yoho, Republicans are losing with women voters : politics

Rep. Ted Yoho removed from board of Christian charity over his comments about Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez - The Washington Post (YoHo is a good Christian but they fired him)
AOC will Introduce Bill that Requires Federal Agents to Identify Themselves : politics

Roger McNamee: Facebook is a threat to whatever remains of democracy in the US (Fuckerzuckerberged)
Biden's path to the White House could hit a dead end on Facebook - Mark Zuckerberg's autocratic nature and fear of anti-trust legislation might see him plump for Trump in the race for president
If you're not terrified about Facebook, you haven't been paying attention

Bill by Sen. Tom Cotton targets curriculum on slavery ... A New York Times-based school curriculum emphasizing American slavery instead of American independence has been targeted by U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton ... (Civll War was just a little Indepenence War, not about slavery - maybe the NYT will give him a column)

Why Democrats Don't Hold Trump Accountable ... Representatives Carolyn Maloney and Jerrold Nadler ... Intend to seek? A . . . briefing? Among . . . other things? ... "A sternly worded letter won't stop facism" (at least we got rid of Nadler, but Pelosi is an idiot)
Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney vs. Suraj Patel: A month later, this New York City primary is still a train wreck and a warning to us all - The Washington Post ... In one corner, you have Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, a pal of House Speaker Nancy Pelosis who has been in Congress since 1993 and was recently elected chair of the House Oversight Committee ... At the center of this mess is a massive influx of mail-in ballots (Cuomo, as usual)

Anti-Trump Republicans could play a decisive role in 2020 election in Texas : politics

John Lewis makes final crossing over Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma - The Washington Post

Bexar County GOP chair refuses to certify runoff election totals after losing in landslide : politics ... She also was caught lying previously to help her child-molesting husband, even though her own daughter was one of the victims. (sound familiar? : beta test)

Should Bill Barr Be Disbarred? : politics
You start wearing blue and brown - Lawyers, Guns & Money - To state the obvious, Bill Barr's goons are in Portland to perform violence, not to prevent it ... By the time the security forces halted their advance, the federal courthouse they had been sent to protect was out of sight -- two blocks behind them ... Odd how none of those 2nd Amendment warriors are showing up to combat federal tyranny. :


Trump is calling protesters terrorists. That puts him in the company of the world's autocrats : politics

We're Publishing Thousands of Police Discipline Records That New York Kept Secret for Decades = ProPublica obtained these police records from New York City's Civilian Complaint Review Board. NYPD unions are suing to halt the city from making the data public. (crooked copsters)

Protests explode across the country; police declare riots in Seattle, Portland - The Washington Post - In Seattle, police said protesters set fire to a construction site for a juvenile detention facility. In Portland, protesters breached a federal courthouse.
Protests erupt nationwide in solidarity with Portland demonstrations : politics - If you think this is intense, wait until we add millions of homeless people into the mix. The next 100 days are going to be rather chaotic.

Pastor begs Trump to use 'hollow-point bullets' on Portland protesters : politics ... Rick Wiles, who runs the far-right website TruNews, (yeah, a real man of Satan)
Republicans say they're for small, local government. Apparently not in Portland.
In Portland's So-Called War Zone, It's the Troops Who Provide the Menace | If President Trump is actually trying to establish order, he is stunningly incompetent

After the HQ fire, will Trump deploy his 'personal militia' to protect AZ Democrats? : politics

Black armed protesters march in Kentucky demanding justice for Breonna Taylor : politics

Portland protesters topple fence at federal courthouse early Sunday, agents deploy tear gas, riot declared on 59th night of demonstrations : politics

Leaf-blower wars: How Portland protesters are fighting back against tear gas and forming walls of veterans, lawyers, nurses

Federal Officers Pepper Spray Photojournalist and Military Veteran During Portland Protest, Video Shows : politics

'Disturbing -- and Dangerous' : Journalists Denounce Judge's Order for Outlets to Turn Over Protest Footage to Seattle Police -- "This turns journalists into an arm of the government. We are not here to do surveillance for police" (checkmate, libtards)

Fires and Pepper Spray in Seattle as Police Protests Widen Across U.S. - The New York Times - From Los Angeles to New York, protesters marched in a show of solidarity with demonstrations in Portland, Ore. In Seattle, they smashed windows and set fires. A shooting at a protest in Austin, Texas, left one man dead.

Downtown Portland businesses, derailed by pandemic, say protests present a new challenge - oregonlive.com

/u/Answa012 summarizes NYPD's worst repeat offenders. What stands out is that there are 38 officers with over 40 complaints, with 5 of them with 72-75 complaints each : bestof (no wonder they feel they can kill you and police "unions" are criminal gangs)

Giants' Sam Coonrod had every right to stand, but his reason fell short ... He said plenty wrong, though, offering up an explanation that slid off his tongue and went dribbling down his chest like liquid contradiction ... "I'm a Christian," he said (well?)

Cop kicks and drag female driver during traffic stop in McDonald's parking lot in San Jose
UPDATE: San Jose officer involved with kicking, dragging woman placed on leave - San Josi Spotlight

Sheboygan County town strips constablesduties after one posted KKK sign and Confederate flag in his yard ... Over the past few years, we have received complaints from residents of intimidation, threats, profanity and other inappropriate behavior from Mr. VanEss in the performance of his constable duties (and did nothing ; Wississippi)

Video and 911 audio released in Indiana police dog mauling : news (even the cop dogs)


Tea Spots and Forced Empathy - Lawyers, Guns & Money - It's hard to imagine a more petulant, childish reaction to "Black Lives Matter" : In fairness, it is illegal to drink tea now that black lives matter, but that seems like a small price to pay for such a monumental achievement ... One thing that struck me while reading this upper-Crust Cartman exhortation is that the author has such an insulated view of city life.
Goodbye, Washington DC. -- Mayor Bowser broke her contract with residents like me. So we're leaving - by Daniel Turner ... I used to go for afternoon tea at the St. Regis Hotel on 16th Street; it's now been renamed to "Black Lives Matter Plaza" ... (DC was supposed to coddle stupid racist white people like this idiot, so he's leaving, hopefully for Mississippi oh nevermind, Maryland)


The best Union elevator pitch I've seen. : bestof


Did Hearst' s Culture Kill Hearst' s Biggest Magazine Story? -- The workplace environment at the company's magazine division was troubled under Troy Young. And it may not have been good for ambitious investigative journalism, either ... allegations against Bryan Singer ... O: The Oprah Magazine ending print edition (yeah, another misogynistic asshole corp the swamp is deep and Oprah is so last century)

Fox News' Jesse Watters: 'QAnon Has Uncovered a Lot of Great Stuff' ... Speaking with Eric Trump ... (Foxfuckers)
Fox News Touting QAnon Is All You Need to Know About the So-Called "News" Network

Eschaton: LOL Nothing Matters - I can't claim I'm any different, necessarily, but you'd think that everything going on at the moment would make some of our Great Public Thinkers get off their usual bullshit for a minute or two, but instead they're all complaining that if they do too much racism they might lose their extremely lucrative barely-show jobs. Though they never seem to lose them ... Why can't we manage to cancel any of these fuckers? How does David Frum still walk free?
Julia Carrie Wong on Twitter: "This tweet is an exquisite example of how those who decry "cancel culture" want to constrain, not expand inquiry and debate (evryone is entitled to have a building named after them for being a racist asshole, says David Frum)

Religious Questions: Why churches dont pay taxes and why thats unlikely to change


Common Food Additive (titanium dioxide) banned in France but Allowed in the U.S. causes Adverse Health Effects in Mice : science (America puts in your food, of course)

Humans may have arrived in Americas much earlier than thought, research shows - ABC News - Artifacts discovered in a cave in Mexico are about 30,000 years old.
Humans may have arrived in Americas much earlier than thought, research shows : news


You can now boot a Windows 95 PC inside Minecraft and play Doom on it : technology




072520


Record numbers of coronavirus cases in every global region - Almost 40 countries have reported record single-day increases in coronavirus infections over the past week : worldnews


United States breaks record of new daily cases with 78,000+ : Coronavirus
COVID cases top 4 million as Trump and his base reject experts, science -- the cult of Donald Trump has become a death cult (always was)
More Than 150 Experts Urge the U.S. to Shut Down as Coronavirus Cases Surpass 4 Million : Coronavirus (Kayleigh says "we don't listen those so-called experts")
These are some of the 91,000 people who've died since the US reopened : Coronavirus


MA COVID-19 Data 7/25/20 : CoronavirusMa
210 New Confirmed Cases; 1.8% Positive - July 25 : CoronavirusMa - 108107 total confirmed - 11330 new tests - -26 hospital; +1 icu; - 2 intubated - 12 new deaths; 8291 total - 73 new probable cases; 7161 total - 0 new probable deaths; 219 total

Teachers In Westford Say No To In-Person Teaching In The Fall : CoronavirusMa

America's Schools Are a Moral and Medical Catastrophe (Betsy Hand of Satan DeVos)
Only 8% Of Americans Want Schools to Reopen Without Restrictions For In-Person Classes: Poll - Jul 23 2020 : Coronavirus

To stop the spread of Covid-19, the USA must change its testing strategy from the current method of infrequent PCR testing to frequent rapid testing : Coronavirus
Trained dogs were able to sniff out Covid-19 infections with 94% accuracy: study : Coronavirus
New antibody mix could form 'very potent' Covid-19 treatment, say scientists
In cell studies, seaweed extract outperforms remdesivir in blocking COVID-19 virus : Coronavirus
8 month fetus dies infected with Sars-Cov-2 : Coronavirus (miscarriages and stillbirths off the charts, not being counted in the Trump Virus toll)
CDC: One-third of COVID-19 patients who aren't hospitalized have long-term illness - One patient whose symptoms have lingered for months called the report 'monumental.'
COVID-19 survivor who had most of his fingers amputated: This can happen to you
Study shows homemade masks with 2 layers are more effective than others : worldnews


Canada's top doctor warns young people to not give in to coronavirus fatigue
Coronavirus report card: Experts give Canada a B, U.S. an F : Coronavirus

At least 4 bus drivers in US attacked for asking riders to wear masks this month : Coronavirus
Man Wanted For Apparently Punching Starbucks Barista Over Mask Policy; Tip Jar Reportedly Stolen : Coronavirus
A California grocery store worker was suspended after pepper-spraying a customer who refused to wear a mask and rammed her with a shopping cart : Coronavirus

Florida surpass New York for total cases; deaths rise by 124 : Coronavirus ... Governor DeathSentence

Pittsburgh's virus success fizzles in crowded bars, eateries ... The culprit? Primarily, people in their 20s, 30s and 40s who told contact tracers that they had been visiting bars and restaurants or working in them, county officials said.



Coronavirus tracked: How women leaders outperform men during pandemic : politics (men tried to bash the virus with their dicks, but it didn't work)

Americans Not Welcome in Caribbean Resorts Re-Opening to Tourism : worldnews

Germany braces for a second coronavirus wave amid rising infections : Coronavirus

India breaks it's own record for highest number of new cases in a day with 48000+ cases yesterday : Coronavirus

Coronavirus: Israeli court rules Palestinian prisoners have no right to social distancing : worldnews (no right to live, way to go full Nazi, Jews)


Muslim charity boss quits after calling Jews 'grandchildren of pigs' | Metro News : worldnews (well?)
Punjab Textbook Board MD Who Banned 100 'Anti-Islam' Books Likes Porn Video On Twitter : worldnews


Australia labels China's claims to South China Sea illegal : worldnews (the world has only four seas, east, west north, south and China owns them all)
FBI Takes Wanted Chinese Researcher Into Custody; She Had Been Harbored In SF Consulate : worldnews


Nazi sympathizer network buying up Cape Breton properties with 'colony' in mind: German report : worldnews
Amazon, Google and Wish remove neo-Nazi products : worldnews (Nazis are surging)

70 journalists and staff at Hungary's top news site Index have resigned, accusing the government of launching a bid to destroy or tame their website. : worldnews (speaking of Nazis)

Massive wave of people marching in an anti-Kremlin protest in Russian Far East this morning, July 25 : pics
Protesters In Russia's Far East Challenge Putin's Authority, Demand His Resignation : worldnews
Anti-Putin Protests In Russia's Far East Gather Steam : worldnews


Mexico City outlaws gay conversion therapy : worldnews

UN calls on US police to halt the use of force against journalists covering protests : worldnews (US police: fuck off)
U.N. Warns America Against 'Excessive Force' as Portland Officers Seen Shoving Medics to the Ground : worldnews


Trump eases controls on armed drone exports: The White House announced that President Donald Trump had approved a move to diverge partly from the 1987 Missile Technology Control Regime, in which 35 countries agreed to restrict the sales of unmanned weapons delivery systems : worldnews (Mexican cartels are interested)

The COVID catastrophe - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Now that 63 million voters have managed to wrap the nation around a telephone poll by choosing to put a corrupt lazy ignorant imbecile at the wheel, we probably won't be getting too many versions of that particular brand of savvy. Probably.


Trump-backed postmaster general plans to slow mail delivery : worldnews (says, fast mail socialistical, expect 1 to 6 months for your letter to arrive)

As A Candidate, Trump Asked FBI In Intelligence Briefing: 'Are The Russians Bad?' : politics ("they're not really that bad, China's worse" he said)
Dems Say Trump Administration Is Covering Up Intel on Ongoing Russian Election Interference : politics ("the dems were spying on me!" Trump raged)
Russia's GRU hackers hit US government and energy targets (run up to the election-day shutdown)

The F.B.I. Pledged to Keep a Source Anonymous. Trump Allies Aided His Unmasking. : politics

Twenty-One State Attorneys General File Suit to Stop 'Illegal' Effort by Trump to Skew the Census for Political Gain : politics (Roberts already said fine)

A bipartisan group secretly gathered to game out a contested Trump-Biden election. It wasnt pretty (Trump will say he won and that will be that)
Anatomy of an Election Meltdown in Georgia (the plan)

Split 5 to 4, Supreme Court Rejects Nevada Church's Challenge to Shutdown Restrictions (Roberts again, the other four conservafucks perfectly fine with you dying)

Republican support for wearing masks leaps to 58% after Trump wears one in public for first time : politics
Senators Rip Interior Secretary For Refusing To Wear Mask In Meeting With Tribal Leaders : politics ... Nothing more American then government officials infecting indigenous people with deadly diseases.

Local stations across the country set to air Fauci conspiracy theory over the weekend - CNN (now why would the Refuckers do that now?)
Local TV stations across the country set to air discredited 'Plandemic' researcher's conspiracy theory about Fauci : politics (why not just say, Fox/Sinclair affiliates?)
Sinclair pulls show where Fauci conspiracy theory is aired : Coronavirus ("delayed until next wee4 for further "context")
Around half of Americans with a high school diploma or less education (48%) believe that "powerful people intentionally planned the coronavirus outbreak," according to Pew Research Study, and notes "educational attainment is especially important when it comes to perceptions of conspiracy theories." : Coronavirus

Mugged by Reality, Trump Finds Denial Wont Stop the Pandemic

How did a completely open grifter get elected president of the United States? - Lawyers, Guns & Money - This, I suspect, is the single most crucial question that historians will grapple with when they try to interpret the Trump era in American politics ... How, for example, did it come to be that Hillary Clinton's less than optimal email security practices somehow ended up getting much more elite media attention than the fact -- the literal, unambiguous, unchallenged fact -- that the Republican party had nominated a career grifter and scam artist to be president of the United States? (hello, HYT/Haberputz) ... Plandemic ... Sinclair owns or operates 294 television stations across the United States. It essentially controls how huge numbers of people in an enormous percentage of the nation get their news. ... DID DR. FAUCI CREATE COVID-19? (opinions differ, but probably)
Jonathan Chait on Twitter: "The whole Trump era is astonishing, but I've always been especially struck that the man engaged in a massive con, *was exposed*, and then got elected president." / Twitter

William Barr has a lot to explain about actions on Michael Cohen : politics

The $600 Unemployment Benefits Are Expiring This Weekend Because Senate Republicans Didn't Do Anything (Traitor Mitch Kackkles)
Trump and the GOP Are About to Push the Economy Off a Cliff : politics ... "they are playing chicken with a second Great Depression."
Pelosi, Schumer Joint Statement on Mitch McConnell and the White House's Continued Months-Long Disarray and Delay
Mitch McConnell, SUPERGENIUS - Lawyers, Guns & Money - By deliberately waiting until the last minute, McConnell will create a situation where a relief bill will eventually pass, but only after the UI benefit runs out as people start to make decisions about the election less than 100 days away, and Democrats will gain more leverage as soon as the benefit expires

Bernie Sanders slams Tesla CEO Elon Musk, saying it's 'pathetic' that Musk is against another government stimulus package : politics (the Muskrat is evil liar)
Rich Republican Nihilists Don't Care If You Can't Pay Rent: Millionaires in Congress have long since lost touch with most constituents' concerns (your capitalist fucker overlords like Kelly Loeffler)
Heroes in theory, peons in practice - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Just as so many politicians gave up before crushing the curve with disastrous results, corporations are starting to pull back pandemic-related benefits even though the pandemic is worse than ever: At the outset of the pandemic, Eva was pretty impressed with how the Texas Starbucks where she works sprang into action. (and then the superrich asshle coffee guy told her to fuck off and literall die)
Noam Chomsky: Trump Is Using Pandemic to Enrich Billionaires as Millions Lose Work & Face Eviction : politics


The absolutely remarkable social media power of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez : politics
AOC Gave The Most Important Feminist Speech In A Generation : politics
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's response to Rep. Ted Yoho hits home for many other women in politics and business : politics
A.O.C. and the Jurassic Jerks | For the Cave Man President and his party, clubbing women is not a path to victory. : politics (won't link to Dowd, but she got some pretty good zingers in there)
The Poison of Male Incivility : When a woman dares respond to it, she's seen as "disruptive" (disruptive to their tiny male brains)
Nancy Pelosi 'Couldn't Have Been Prouder' of AOC's Response To GOP Rep's Sexism : politics

It's Bleak: Trump's Great American Comeback Is a Dumpster Fire

The Biggest Takeaway from Trumps Barstool Suck-Up Session (toxic masculinity and even the BarBros have their limits)

A Dam Breaks As Whites Abandon the GOP -- According to new polling, Joe Biden is close to erasing Trumps advantage with Caucasian voters.
Donald Trumps suburban horror show -- If current numbers hold, the Republican Party will suffer its worst defeat in the suburbs in decades with implications reaching far beyond November.
'Violent anarchists' are the new 'migrant caravans' -- and will flop just as badly
Pro-Trump Group Returns Donation From White Nationalist After Media Inquiry : politics

Opinion | Why Republicans are more afraid of change than ever - The Washington Post (regressives are always afraid of change)

Arson suspected after Democratic headquarters in Arizona burns down : politics (kill the Post Office and burn down all the Dems headquarters)

How to Lose a Swing State - Arizona is moving left. But the state GOP chair, Kelli Ward, is doubling down on Trumpism. : politics
Democrats' Chances of Retaking the Senate Keep Improving

Media coverage of the 2016 campaign was disastrous. Nows the last chance to get 2020 right. By Margaret Sullivan (get rid of Haberputz, for starters)

How the Republican National Convention came undone - The Washington Post
Trump's convention cancellation is costing GOP donors millions
Ron DeSantis was supposed to star at Trumps Florida convention. Not anymore ... and test the waters for a potential run at the GOP presidential nomination in 2024 (dumbest dumbass, but then Trump lowered the fucking bar to minus infinity)

Opinion | Small-business owners are realizing they are the victims of another Trump con - The Washington Post

Fact check: Trump again tells story about being booed at 2015 event he didn't attend - CNNPolitics

Nikki Haley's 'Groveling' Claim About Donald Trump Leaves People Bewildered (speaking of disgusting sub-humans)


Portland finally proves it: Trump is pulling us into fascism : politics ... "Hes also proved 1/3rd of Americans are perfectly fine with it as long as its not them being affected, and given enough brainwashing, they will in fact cheer it on."
It's time we use the F-word: fascism : politics
Fascism Expert Warns Trump's Deployment of Feds Could Suppress Election Turnout
Trump's Private Army Is Scarier Than You Think
America 'staring down the barrel of martial law' Oregon senator warns

"Hit her again" : PoliticalHumor

Trump Is Putting On a Show in Portland | The president is deploying the kind of performative authoritarianism that Vladimir Putin pioneered. : politics
Operation Diligent Valor: Trump showcased federal power in Portland, making a culture war campaign pitch - The Washington Post
The federal police in Portland dont even understand what arrests are
Trump's Use of Federal Paramilitaries Is a Classic Tactic of Autocrats to Test How Far They Can Push Their Authority
Trump's press secretary aired a propaganda-like video of Portland protests that was so disturbing even Fox News cut away from it (riots and carnage in the streets: Biden's America)
McEnany says violent crime, which has trended down for 30 years, has 'finally' started to fall| The White House again tries to take credit for a trend it inherited. (Fox watchers have no comprehension of history) <>/a>


Homeland Security Was Destined to Become a Secret Police Force | The New Yorker
Former Sen. Barbara Boxer: I regret voting for the creation of the Department of Homeland Security - The Washington Post - I never imagined a president like Trump when I voted to create the Department of Homeland Security (even the name, you idiot)
Is It Time to Defund the Department of Homeland Security? | The New Yorker (defund and lock up/deport, oh look all white guys, wonder why?)

Portland federal agents accused of war crimes for destroying medical supplies : politics
Federal Agents Strike Portland Reporter With Projectile Hours After Judge Issues Restraining Order to Protect Journalists : politics
A Judge Won't Force Federal Officers In Portland To Identify Themselves When Making Arrests (masked government thugs the new Constitutional norm, Republican judge says)

The Elite Border Patrol Unit That Has Violently Confronted Portland Protesters Never Should Have Been Deployed, Former Officials Say : politics (well, now we know about their Stormtrooper Unit)
Federal Cops Are Already in Seattle and the Mayor Is Pissed : politics
Federal Agents Push Into Portland Streets, Stretching Limits of Their Authority - The New York Times - Federal agents are venturing blocks from the buildings they were sent to protect. Oregon officials say they are illegally taking on the role of riot police.
Videos Show How Federal Officers Escalated Violence in Portland : politics
Trump's militarized policing of Portland has no place in the US : politics

Little Beirut's Peculiar Structure of Government and The Troubles ... the last commission form of government among large cities in the United States ... rigged for white people ... Thus it is in Portland that the Mayor is also the Police Commissioner and one of the reasons why the current Mayor, Ted Wheeler, has received pressure to reform the Portland Police Bureau (PPB).

New 'wall' of military veterans protect protesters in Portland
'That's an illegal order' veterans challenge Trump's officers in Portland

Activist burns Russian-Nazi-Confederate Flag outside Williamsport court house : news ... cited for burning 'rubbish' in public ...

Honolulu's Prosecutor Race Could Flip Hawaii's Punitive Culture (and why does HI have a fucker-cop culture?)

Mass. House passes policing bill, paving way for high-stakes talks with Senate - The Boston Globe (as usual, DeLeo in the pocket of copster)
While equity efforts flounder, Massachusetts police make millions off marijuana store traffic details - The Boston Globe - Officers in Northampton and Brookline reap overtime windfall


While others shut QAnon down, Facebook lets it thrive -- Top groups have hundreds of thousands of followers and millions of interactions (Fuckerberg your so-called democracy)

Berkeley Nuke Profs Side Gig: Far-Right Serbian Activist -- It'sreally alarming for someone who is in a position to shape the next generation of nuclear security scholars to hold such extremist views -- Far-Right Serbian Activistalso a prominent player in Dveri, a far right-wing party in Serbia that publicly supports a convicted war criminal, among other extremist stances.Jasmina Vujic has been on the faculty at the University of California Berkeley since 1992 (women can be very bad people also)


Mens Rights Groups in a Panic Over Wild Murders ... finger-pointing in the "manosphere" (paywalled, but noted)


Turning a Second Home Into a Primary Home - The New York Times - Those who are lucky enough to have a weekend house have discovered that living there full-time can require some adjustment (typical NYT on the "hardships" of the rich)

At Wall Street Journal, News Staff and Opinion Side Clash - The New York Times - A heated dispute between the newsroom and the opinion section of one of the country's most respected news organizations has spilled into public view. (completely corrupt Republifuckers)

Facing backlash from workers over alleged discrimination, Tatte founder stepping down as CEO - The Boston Globe - founder Tzurit Or ... was born in Israel and lived on a kibbutz for most of her childhood, moving to the US at age 32 ... (racist Jew, again)


Ancient DNA suggests Vikings may have been plagued by smallpox : science

Neandertals may have had a lower threshold for pain: People who inherited a special ion channel from Neandertals experience more pain : science

ELI5: If all cell nuclei in the body have the same DNA how does the cell know which DNA to express according to the organ they create? : explainlikeimfive (*)


"Zuck off" : Doctors, nurses, scientists rail against Zuckerberg




072420

Four year study of 371 reefs in 58 countries around the world reveals "sharks are functionally extinct on many of the world's reefs" Sharks were not observed on nearly 20% of surveyed reefs, suggesting a widespread decline that has gone undocumented on this scale until now.

Vietnam, one of Asia's biggest consumers of wildlife products, has suspended all imports of wild animal species "dead or alive -- their eggs... parts or derivatives" and vowed to "eliminate" illegal markets across the country. : worldnews

Sultry Nights and Magnolia Trees: New York City Is Now Subtropical - The New York Times - Winter is warmer and summer is sweltering, with torrential afternoon downpours. Whats next, palm trees? (haha, all the Florifucks will move back to NYC)


Shattered illusions: how the bubble of American exceptionalism is bursting : Coronavirus - America is not a rich country, but rather a poor country with a lot of rich people in it.

Shut down the country and start over to contain Covid-19, US medical experts urge political leaders : politics
Medical Experts Urge Another Shutdown As Coronavirus Cases Surpass 4 Million : Coronavirus
A COVID-19 Vaccine Reality Check - The Atlantic - So much hope is riding on a breakthrough, but a vaccine is only the beginning of the end ... 51% of American won't or might not take a vaccine ... Vaccine-induced immunity, though, tends to be weaker than immunity that arises after an infection
US coronavirus: Covid-19 vaccine likely won't be 'widely available' until several months into 2021, Fauci says - CNN

Covid live updates: People with mild cases still report issues weeks after testing, CDC says - The Washington Post
How the U.S. Compares With the World's Worst Coronavirus Hot Spots


MA COVID-19 Data 7/24/20 (yay!) : boston
214 New Confirmed Cases; 1.6% Positive - July 24 : CoronavirusMa - 107897 total cases - 13104 new tests - +46 hosptial; - 10 ICU; - 1 intubated - 14 new confirmed deaths; 8279 total - 124 new probable cases; 7088 total -0 new probable deaths; 219 total


Baker issues strict new rules on people traveling to Mass., including possible $500 per day fine for violators - The Boston Globe
Doctors to Governor Baker: Expanded COVID-19 surveillance testingessentialto reopening schools safely

Report: Feds gave Mass. the least amount of protective equipment during COVID-19 surge : CoronavirusMa (Trump owned the libtards)
Balance of Payments Portal | Rockefeller Institute of Government - Who Gives and Who Gets? (NY, CT, MA, NJ, CO pay for everybody else, we thought taxation without representation was a problem)

Are Most Massachusetts Residents Wearing Masks? (not really)

White House: children should go back to school even if studies show they spread coronavirus : Coronavirus
COVID-19 Can Be A Prolonged Illness, Even For Young Adults, CDC Report Says : science

Political ideology is shaping individual responses to the pandemic, online study of Americans finds. Conservatives who are staunch supporters of President Trump were less knowledgeable about the virus, less able to discern real from fake news and, in turn, saw COVID-19 as less of a threat. : science
Narcissists and psychopaths are more likely to refuse to wear masks, Says New Research : worldnews

IV Bag Shortages Occur Due to Hurricane Maria and Pandemic Supply Chain Disruption - Life Under the Modern Monopoly Power Means Even Bags of Salt and Water Are Volatile - This story in The American Prospect highlights the maddening consequences of IV bag shortages.

Leaving Your Nose Uncovered Defeats the Purpose of Wearing a Mask: Study Reveals : Coronavirus
A doctor has run 22 miles to work and back wearing a mask to help stop the spread of misinformation and conspiracy theories around face coverings and to raise funds for charity. He recorded that oxygen levels never fell below 98% of what it would usually be. : worldnews (who csres about "facts")
McDonalds to require customers wear masks at all U.S. restaurants starting Aug. 1 as COVID-19 cases
Delta flight departing from Detroit has to turn around as 2 guests refuse to wear masks : Coronavirus (Trumptards) ... maskit or casket .. 6 feet apart or 6 feet under ... Over the nose, is how it goes ...

Frequent, Fast, and Cheap is Better than Sensitive - Marginal REVOLUTION - A number of firms have developed cheap, paper-strip tests for coronavirus that report results at-home in about 15 minutes but they have yet to be approved for use by the FDA because the FDA appears to be demanding that all tests reach accuracy levels similar to the PCR test. This is another deadly FDA mistake.

Research finds that New Zealand beat Covid-19 by trusting leaders and following advice. Citizens had a high level of knowledge about coronavirus and how it spread, and compliance with basic hygiene practices and trust in authorities was at nearly 100%. : worldnews (but muh herd-mentality, said Dumbmerica)

FDA hand sanitizer recall expands to at least 77 brands - The Washington Post - Regulators say many of the products contain dangerous levels of methanol, which can lead to blindness, hospitalization and even death


Exclusive poll: Coronavirus sinks GOP governors in hard-hit states : politics
GOP governors in Texas, Arizona, Georgia, Florida see approval sink : politics (none up for reelection)

Florida: 12,444 cases, passes 400,000 total cases of COVID-19, reports 135 more deaths : Coronavirus

Arizona drops in-person school start date as virus rate remains high : Coronavirus

Braves lose both their catchers hours before opening day because of coronavirus symptoms : Coronavirus

26-day-old baby tests positive for COVID-19 following autopsy in Pennsylvania : Coronavirus

No space for bodies: Mississippi county to bring in refrigerated cooler as deaths mount : Coronavirus (good job, Fuckassippi)

Why coronavirus infections are rising in D.C., Maryland and Virginia - The Washington Post - Experts agree that the numbers are alarming, and they say governments would be wise to shut down bars and indoor dining, and require face-coverings, in most parts of the region ... "It's the nature of being 20-something" (to be selfish and stupid)


India reported 49,300 Covid cases in a single day. India now has the highest growth rate of Covid cases in the world. : worldnews

'Cruelty of the Occupation Knows No Bounds': Israel Demolishes Covid-19 Clinic in Epicenter of West Bank Outbreak : worldnews (good job, Jews!)


Residents still without drinking water more than six months after bushfire emergency in Australia : worldnews

Sudan finds mass grave of Sudanese officers involved in failed 1990 coup : worldnews

Thai police drop all charges against Red Bull heir who DUI and killed a policeman : worldnews


Iranian passenger plane forced to change course as US fighter jets approached : worldnews


Xinjiang shows we haven't learnt a thing from Auschwitz : worldnews
EU must sanction Chinese leaders involved in Uighur oppression, legislators say : worldnews
Chinese stocks plunge and lead global markets lower as investors weigh escalating US-China tensions running beyond 'mere tariffs' : worldnews
Mike Pompeo says free world must change China or 'China will change us' | China : worldnews
US charges four Chinese scientists, including one hiding at consulate

11 Indigenous children died in last four months connected to Ontario's child wefare system (well, they killed off all their nursing home people also)

Russia accused of 'rewriting history' to justify occupation of Baltic states : worldnews ... Russia trying to argue that they actually wanted to be invaded and occupied for 50 years.
Trump speaks to Putin for first time since Russian 'bounty' revelations but apparently fails to mention it | The leaders discussed the coronavirus and global weapons proliferation policy : worldnews (duh, they aleady talked about it when Putin gave him a little this-for-that, and also:) Putin made Trump wait an hour before one of their in-person meetings?
Ron Johnson Investigation Alleged to Be Russian Misinformation Laundering Vehicle - Johnson was a member of that group of Republican senators who took a weird trip to Moscow on the Fourth of July in 2018.


What' s Going On With Ghislaine Maxwell and Donald Trump? - An ostensibly tossed-off embrace of the alleged sex trafficker on Tuesday became an avenue of exploration into the presiden long relationship with her and Jeffrey Epstein.
What's Going On With Ghislaine Maxwell and Donald Trump? ... rump and Epstein hosted a party at Mar-a-Lago in 1992 with a guest list comprising the two of them and "28 girls" ...

Commentary: Could President Trump really have asked an ambassador to steer business to one of his golf resorts? Of course : politics

Trump administration tries to block release of a documentary that shows ICE agents illegally breaking into home, eager to arrest immigrants without criminal records : politics ... then he went to a free speech rally ... (Trumpy's Storm Troopers)

Trump just appointed an immigration judge who defended anti-gay and anti-Muslim causes : politics
Trump just appointed an immigration judge who defended anti-gay and anti-Muslim causes : politics ... He is still finding ways to successfully Rape America before the new 46th president arrives

I am beginning to think the Trump administration did not want citizenship data to enforce the Voting Rights Act - Lawyers, Guns & Money - attempts to unilaterally remove the 14th Amendment from the Constitution are further evidence about why the administration actually sought citizenship data in the Census ... worth going back to the truly unhinged opinion issued by Thomas and joined by Gorsuch and Kavanaugh in Department of Commerce v. New York, accusing the District Court judge of being a conspiracy theorist for finding that the assertion that citizenship data was necessary to better enforce the Voting Rights Act was a pretext:



u/INB4_Found_The_Vegan provides a comprehensive list of terrible things Trump has done, along with sources. : bestof (this post for long list of Trump's hatred for the military, wonder why?)


Eschaton: CANCELLED - Trumpstock Jacksonville is off.
Trump proudly turns over a ten high to Roy Cooper's full house - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Trump's bluff to move the convention from North Carolina to a state where the governor was a nihilistic asshole who wouldn't implement any policies to control the pandemic had arather obvious flaw, and he's now crawling back to the Tarheel state while giving up on most of the convention altogether:

Cutting UI benefits by $400 per week will significantly harm U.S. families, jobs, and growth: 3.4 million fewer jobs will be created over the next year as a result | Economic Policy Institute

Trump is setting us up for an Election Day nightmare : politics
What Happens If Donald Trump Refuses to Accept the Results of the Election? | GEN - What happens if Donald Trump refuses to accept the results of the election?
8 Big Reasons Election Day 2020 Could Be a Disaster - POLITICO - You may think you know how bad Nov. 3 will be. But all signs point to something far, far worse.
Counterintelligence chief issues dire warning about foreign threats to U.S. election - politico - (China, not Russia, the Russian agent said)

Eschaton: Double Zero - One more bad spin, and it could be the end, folks ... But if Trump's efforts succeed, we will be in the dark and at Trump's mercy, left to wonder what we might have learned and been spared from if Democrats had taken a different approach, and if it might have saved us from catastrophe. The plan Democrats have adopted is to put every egg that matters in a single basket and hope the most volatile and crooked president in American history doesn't knock it over.

Eschaton: Broke Cities And States - People need cash, but so do our Laboratories of Democracy, which are constrained in their ability to borrow in various ways and don't have money printers (though CA did use scrip for a bit to pay some bills not so long ago) ... Will Joe Biden win the election? Will Democrats take the Senate? Will those Democrats not be haunted by the ghost of Pete Peterson? Will we reject "expansiourary austerity"? Can we make it until the end of January, 2021? (opinions differ)

Fauci says he has been assigned personal security after receiving 'serious threats' to his family : politics (murderous Trumplers, see Fucker Carlson below)
Fauci says 'serious threats' have been made against him and his wife and daughters
Anthony Fauci tells MarketWatch: I would not get on a plane or eat inside a restaurant : politics

Republican Party officials hid COVID-19 mask purchases by labeling them 'building maintenance' in federal disclosures (you mean Jared)

Parents are furious that schools can't reopen -- Held back -- As parents realize how badly the U.S. botched the next school year, we're furious

Congress Holds The Economy In Its Hands As Millions Face 'Income Cliff' | HuffPost - The expiration of enhanced benefits is about more than just unemployment policy.

These Trump Campaign Payments to the Trump Organization Look Shady as Hell - Does anyone at the Treasury Department, or the Department of Justice, or the IRS care? (well, no)

As Trump Calls for Schools to Fully Reopen, His Son's School Says It Will Not ... Betsy DeVos says that while one in four teachers will likely die from Covid, the other two will be fine.
A Straight-Faced Conway Just Scolded States For Reopening 'Too Quickly' (Kellyanni talks out of all six sides of her mouth)
Trump Said Kids Won't Spread the Coronavirus to Their Homes. He Doesn't Know What He's Talking About (among other things) ... Four out of five of his kids are from immigrants, not just Barron

Stanford's John Ioannidis Tried To Warn Trump Against Coronavirus Lockdowns - John Ioannidiscontroversial studies claim that the coronavirus isn't hat big a threat. Before the Stanford scientist did any of them, he wanted to take that message to the White House.

Mary Trump's tell-all memoir sells 1.35 million copies in blockbuster first week

Trump Is Flailing, and the Country Is Paying the Price : politics
Opinion | As Trump rages, open defiance of him is mounting. Here are 7 examples. - The Washington Post ... On November 3rd, Flush the Turd.
Opinion | Trump is the king of lies - The Washington Post
Americans are starting to realise Donald Trump is part of the problem, not the solution : politics ("starting")
Almost 100 Days Out, Democrats Are Favored to Take Back the Senate | The Cook Political Report ... there's just so many places where Democrats either have the upper hand or are competitive in states that six months ago we wouldn't have considered at risk (lock up TraitorMitch!)
Electoral College: Florida Moves From Toss Up to Lean Democrat | The Cook Political Report
White Flight From Trump? What a Decisive Biden Win Would Look Like - The New York Times - Republican structural advantages in the House, the Senate and the Electoral College would be in jeopardy.
Cognitive Test. Trump. Biden. Campaign. Flashpoint. - Person. Woman. Man. Camera. TV

Exclusive poll: Coronavirus sinks GOP governors in hard-hit states - Axios
Fox News Poll: Biden tops Trump in battlegrounds Michigan, Minnesota, Pennsylvania | Fox News
Trump vs. Biden: Whos Winning the Money Race in Your ZIP Code?

How Republicans Are Beginning to Diverge From Trump - The New York Times - A promised pandemic recovery proposal remains up in the air as Republicans, their majority at stake, struggle to reach consensus (haha, Turtlefucker)
Republican feuding this week represents broader reckoning over partys future as Trump sinks in the polls (haha, WaPo runs that pic of the doors closing on Kruz again)

Stephen Miller rejects claim grandmother died of COVID -- Stephen Miller, a top adviser to President Donald Trump, is insisting his grandmother did not die of the coronavirus, despite a death certificate that states otherwise. (lie about everything, all the time, even about killing your own granny)
Stephen Miller rejects claim grandmother died of COVID, despite death certificate : Coronavirus
Teacher Who Voted For Trump In 2016 Now Fears She 'Signed My Own Death Warrant' ... So it took a personal threat to your life for you to realize Trump is a massive dumpster fire ?


Kimberly Guilfoyle under fire for Trump fundraising disarray - POLITICO - Interviews depict an operation beset by departures, staffers with no prior fundraising experience and accusations of irresponsible spending (dimbulb Jr's dimbulb deth-spreading girlfriend, at least she can't get neurological damage)
Trumps most important 2016 donor is sitting out 2020 (when you lost the Lizard-Mercers)


The 12 most logical picks for Joe Bidens vice president, ranked (Kamala the Kop, #1, Lizzie #2)


Did New York Just Get the Nations Most Liberal Legislature? -- Among those toppled by progressive insurgents was a Brooklyn assemblyman who was first elected in 1972 ... It also signaled a high-water mark for the Democratic Socialists of America (D.S.A.), whose candidates won five primary races and firmly established themselves as an electoral force in New York City and inside the Democratic Party ... just two years after their most famous standard-bearer, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, stunned the party by defeating Joseph Crowley, the No. 4 House Democrat at the time, in a June primary.

Column: A judge says Cohen was jailed to punish him for writing about Trump. That's what dictatoships do

'I talked to your bankers' Watch Barbara Walters call out Trump for lying in a tense 1990 interview

'She's the anti-Trump' : AOC's anti-misogyny speech praised by US politicians and celebrities
AOC's Powerful and Historic Floor Speech against right-wing misogyny
Florida Man Murdered On House Floor - Lawyers, Guns & Money
On every level, the GOP has a problem with women : politics
The New York Times has a misogyny problem, too | Press Watch - By Dan Froomkin ... a singular walking, talking challenge to the conservative white male power structure. As such, she tends to bring out the worst in some people. And on Thursday, she brought out the worst in the Times (white male power structure) (fuckers, and contrast with WaPo, read through for all the comments)
Eschaton: That Fucking Bitch - The people who work at the New York Times are deeply broken people ,,, Sure she was called a fucking bitch, but she used it to tik-tok her way into the hearts of the snapchat generation by elevating her brand!!! ... They didn't even quote Yoho using the naughty words, but they quoted AOC quoting him using the naughty words, because it UPENDED TRADITIONS, and was NORM-SHATTERING. You might say, UPPITY! ... These fucking people

Judge: Wilber Ross's Personal Email Account is Subject to FOIA Requests Because He Used It For Government Business

Electoral College: Florida Moves From Toss Up to Lean Democrat : politics


72 Republicans Join Democrats in Vote to Remove Confederate Statues From Capitol : politics
Senate Approves Proposal To Strip Confederate Names From Army Bases By Veto-Proof Majority : politics ... Attacking Biden as old and senile does not go down well among the senior population in Florida... hmm, wonder why...

Homeland Security Dept. Admits Making False Statements in Fight With N.Y. - The New York Times - The surprise admission came as the Trump administration unexpectedly reversed its decision to bar New Yorkers from programs that allow travelers to speed through airports ("highly unusual" to admit they lied through the teeth for Dumpster)

Fire damages Arizona Democratic Party headquarters building in Phoenix overnight (Refucks try to burn it all down)

Editorial: Trump has declared war on American cities : politics ... Republicans declared war on American cities when they took power 40 years ago. trump is the natural extension of that
Trump says he could send as many as 75,000 federal agents to US cities : politics
Trumps 'Operation Legend' was supposed to combat crime. Its produced one arrest, and some see a political stunt ("some")
This is what happens when the war on terror is turned inward, on America : politics (it was alway an excuse, thanks, Bushy)
Trump's Intervention in Portland Shows that the Republican Party Has Lost Its Way on State's rights (it was always only God, Gunz and Gayz)
Portland, polarization, and the crisis of the Republican Party -- We are witnessing a crisis of democracy that is perfectly acceptable to a significant portion of the populationas long as it hurts their enemies
Trump's Portland tactics are the stuff we decry in other countries - Using unidentified paramilitary squads to maintain order is deeply anti-democratic.
Republicans, the party of local control, stand silent as federal law enforcement takes to city streets and Trump demands all schools open - The Boston Globe

Judge blocks US agents from arresting observers in Portland : politics (they did it anyway)
A Judge Wont Force Federal Officers In Portland To Identify Themselves When Making ArrestsUS District Judge Michael Mosman found that state Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum lacked standing to bring a lawsuit on behalf of Oregon residents because her office hadnt articulated any specific state interest beyond the constitutional rights of individuals (citizens being killed by masked unidentified storm troopers is not a "state interest" in Trump's judicial system)
A Judge Wont Force Federal Officers In Portland To Identify Themselves When Making Arrests

U.S. authorities say 18 Portland protesters face federal charges : news (for being within 5 miles of a Federal building)

Video Shows Man Tased By NCPD Five Times In Less Than 60 Seconds : news (hands up, on his knees, killed him)

Top NYPD chief says cops shouldn't be afraid' of accidentally breaking city's anti-chokehold law because NYC district attorneys won't prosecute ("accidentally" break the law and kill some black person)
NYPD chief says D.A.s won't charge cops breaking chokehold law - New York Daily News


The Feds Have A Long History Of Snatching People Up. Only Now They Are Targeting Middle-Class White People - The Appeal - Federal agents have been unfairly arresting Black and brown people for decades. Now that white Portlanders are seeing it up close and personal, they are outraged. Better late than never.

U.S. insurers explore officer coverage as police reform debate rages : news ... Chicago has spent almost three quarters of a billion dollars dealing with police misconduct. I could see how municipalities would embrace pushing some of that liability on individual officers ...

Massachusetts House overwhelmingly rejects proposal to ban police from using tear gas : boston (the DeLeo gang)


Trump Could Not Be More on the Wrong Side: New Poll Shows Trumps Black Lives Matter Protest Response Could Cost Him 2020 ... polling suggests the protests changed Americans' minds so quickly, and so profoundly, that Trump planted himself even further on the wrong side of public opinion than previously understood.

How Anti-Blackness Infects Other Minority Groups - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Good Rebecca Nagle piece at the always valuable High Country News on racism within the Cherokee Nation.

The Joys of Public History - Lawyers, Guns & Money - This story from Illinois says so much about how hard it is to do public history with integrity.

QAnon Is More Important Than You Think - The Atlantic - The Prophecies of Q : American conspiracy theories are entering a dangerous new phase ... VII. APOCALYPSE ... a Great Awakening is coming ... (remember when the evil clowns appeared all over America before the election in 2016?)

Living in Reaganland - Lawyers, Guns & Money - all you need to know about how seriously to take Serious Conservative Public Intellectual David Brooks. From today's New York Times column on the ever-fresh topic of the insidious effects of Political Correctness on American life ... the obsessions of the American right wing are almost exactly the same as they were when the New Right was taking over the Republican party in the 1970s .... it wasn't just the Neocons who were (and are) basically Leninists: The whole ideological structure of what was then called the New Right, but is now simply identical with the Republican party, is a relentless radical project, intending to cancel everything that has happened since at least 1932, if not since 418.


Weiss privilege - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Poor James Bennet was fired for merely printing this fascists authoritarian garbage without bothering to read it first ... BTW Andrew Sullivan is cheering on the federal thugs in Portland for attacking protestors, and dragging the oh-so-woke Times for covering up the truth that Order Must Be Maintained (sounds better in German probably)

Exclusive: Leader Of Dylann Roof-Worshipping Neo-Nazi Group Exposed | HuffPost - Andrew Richard Casarez is a 27-year-old pizza delivery driver and the leading voice in a confederation of neo-Nazis (oh, so he's part of the pizza-ring?)
QAnon Star Tommy Gelati Has a Conviction for Bank Robbery - The Shocking Secret Past of One of QAnons Most Toxic StarsQAnon conspiracy theorist Tommy Gelati loves to talk. Just not about this


A&E Lost 49% Of Its Viewers After Dropping 'Live PD'


Brooklyn Hasidic man accused of ramming car door into Black FDNY firefighter, calling him "n-----" and threatening to 'go to war' over parking dispute ... Jacob Deutsch, 55, allegedly hurled the racial epithet at the 42-year-old firefighter ... "I can have 300 Hasidic men on the block in an hour!" ... While he dropped an N-bomb during the clash, he was not arrested on hate crime charges because his actions were not motivated by racial hatred, a law enforcement source said. A Brooklyn Criminal Court judge ordered him held on $35,000 at his late Thursday arraignment .. Deutsche's wife insisted the entire incident was overblown and laid the blame on firefighters for instigating the argument... (why Israel is so fucked up)


Maine journalists under siege after false accusations from Fox News Tucker Carlson (with in an hour of Fucker's lies, psycho-Trumpsters were trying to break into their house and kill them)
Does Tucker Carlson hate America : politics


Narcissists don't learn from their mistakes because they don't think they make any

Do bath salts actually have any proven beneficial effects (e.g. on eczema), and is there any real difference between using Dead Sea salt VS Himalayan salt VS Epsom salt? : askscience


ELI5: Why are modern artists able to draw hyper-realistic art using just a pen/pencil, but artists from 100+ years ago weren't able to? (photography changed the game)


Pentagon Has Off-World Vehicles Not Made on This Earth' : news
Pentagon UFO Program Will Begin to Make Findings Public


Amazon has been meeting with and investing in startups, only to later make products that directly compete with them : worldnews (the Bezos Way)




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Methane is mysteriously leaking from the sea floor in Antarctica, edging global heating to a point of no return : worldnews (planet about to explode)
First Methane Leak Found on Antarctic Sea Floor Confirms Researchers' Fears : science
Earth's atmosphere more sensitive to CO2 emissions than thought, study finds : worldnews


Coronavirus: Billions of people need basic income, says UN body : Coronavirus (die for the riches again)

Cost of preventing next pandemic 'equal to just 2% of Covid-19 economic damage' : science

U.S. surpasses 4 million COVID-19 cases : news
US Reports More COVID-19 Cases In The Last Two Weeks Than It Did For All Of June : politics (Republlicans: OPEN THE SCHOOLS AND DIE!)
U.S. records 2,600 new coronavirus cases every hour as total approaches four million : politics
CDC COVID Data Tracker Cases and Deaths by State



MA COVID-19 Data 7/23/20 -- yesterday : CoronavirusMa
270 New Confirmed Cases; 1.6% Positive - July 23 : CoronavirusMa - 107,683 total confirmed cases - 16,133 new tests - -181 hospital; -4 ICU; -7 intubated - 16 new confirmed deaths; 8,265 total - 57 new probable cases; 6,964 total - 0 new probable deaths; 219 total


Report: Federal government gave Massachusetts the least amount of PPE during COVID-19 surge : boston (Jared is sitting on it)
Strip Club guidance? Drove by Centerfolds in Worcester and it was packed... : CoronavirusMa


The U.S. Is on the Verge of Lockdown 2.0
Millions rely on emergency pandemic benefits for rent, food, and medicine. Now, that lifeline could disappear. : Coronavirus

Denied permission to work from home, Md. public health worker dies after COVID hits office : Coronavirus


Coronavirus Responses Highlight How Humans Have Evolved to Dismiss Facts That Don't fit their worldview


Teens, Tweens More Likely to Spread COVID-19, Study Finds: In households with coronavirus patients between ages 10-19, nearly 19% of contacts tested positive for COVID-19. This was the highest rate of transmission among the age groups. Children under age 10 had the lowest rate at 5.3%. : Coronavirus
Infectious disease experts warn against reopening schools in Florida, Texas and other states where coronavirus cases are surging : Coronavirus

The more we stay home, the less the coronavirus spreads. Here's the evidence : Coronavirus
Face shields did not protect people from the coronavirus in an outbreak in Switzerland, but masks did, health officials say : worldnews
Bill Gates denies conspiracy theories that say he wants to use coronavirus vaccines to implant tracking devices - 28% of U.S. adults believed a debunked conspiracy theory suggesting Gates planned to use a vaccine to implant microchips in billions of people to monitor their movements : worldnews (28% not only can't think, btu reasons, airlines are now telling these passengers to find alternate travel arrangements. : Coronavirus
Coronavirus can travel 26 feet in rooms with cold, stale air -- like meat plants
About 40 percent of U.S. adults are at risk for severe COVID complications : Coronavirus
Is there any difference between an immunity achieved by recovering from a virus and immunity achieved by vaccination? : askscience

This Is Mask Haters Most Nefarious Hoax Yet -- A fake CDC document has spread across Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, and more specialized websites like a hunting forum.
Passengers Clap as Woman Kicked off Flight for Refusing to Wear Face Mask : Coronavirus
Jonah on Twitter: "Ole Karen refused to wear a mask on an @AmericanAir flight so she was KICKED OFF. And then everyone clapped - #KarensGoneWild #karen @davenewworld_2 https://t.co/EJnt0xIl78" / Twitter
If you can't were a make for 'medical" reasons, airlines are now telling these passengers to find alternate travel
Deputies: Man who pulled out gun during mask dispute faces charges - Incident occurred inside Royal Palm Beach Walmart store


Spokane family now planning a funeral instead of a wedding after 25-year-old dies following COVID diagnosis : Coronavirus

N.J. is only state in the U.S. to see COVID-19 cases drop for two weeks running : Coronavirus ... NJ was the first state to have a statewide mask mandate


Nearly Two Thirds of Texans Say That COVID-19 Is "Out of Control" ... 80% of Texans approve of the statewide mask mandate. Even in Texas, anti-mask sentiment is becoming a fringe view ... 20% of Americans didn't know that the earth orbited the sun.
Survival potential will determine whether South Texas county hospital takes in COVID-19 patients. 'We cannot continue functioning the way things are going. The numbers are staggering' ... "Rural America is absolutely in no way prepared for this." (death panels, brought to you by ... Republicans!)

NEW: Florida reports 10,249 new cases of coronavirus and a record 173 new deaths, current hospitalizations rise to 9,555 : Coronavirus (today's unfolding of stupidity in Florida)
Gov. DeSantis: Coronavirus spike not caused by Floridians' behavior, it's 'seasonal' (and there you are)
Florida Gov. DeSantis suggests COVID death toll is inflated, blames alleged test errors on "testing industrial complex"


Kansas school board rejects governor's executive order delaying start of the school year - ABC News (we will kill our kids for Trump, they said)
I Was Wrong About Florida's Response to Covid-19 - I gave Governor Ron DeSantis more credit than he deserved for the low death rate in his state. (Joe Nocera, sports dude for the NYT and infectious disease expert, believed "Florida is not New York" hahaha)


Japan is 'shocked' and furious at the US after a major coronavirus outbreak at 2 Marine bases in Okinawa and says the US is not taking the virus seriously : worldnews
Japan to declare recession after 71 straight months of growth. : worldnews


'It's like bombs loading on': Venice restricts numbers allowed on gondolas, complaining that tourists have gotten fatter : worldnews
Was watching Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory- found an example of how desensitized we've become to overweight children : fatlogic


Arrests as protests rage against Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem : worldnews (the "Frum" are orthodox Jews)
The palestinian government released a video showing IDF soldiers unlawfully stealing an 1400yo christian artifact from the city of bethlehem : worldnews (good job, Jews)

The Trump administration gave Iran and Hezbollah a high-value terrorist prisoner but seems to have got next to nothing in return : worldnews (promised to build Trump golf course)

India ranks among 10 worst countries for working people: International Trade Union Confederation : worldnews

Airstrikes in Afghanistan kill 45 civilians and Taliban members -officials : worldnews ("and")

Japan now scrambling jets against all Chinese fighters from Fujian amid Senkaku row : worldnews
Unmasking China's invisible fleet - Satellite data exposing illegal fishing in North Korean waters reveals breadth of China's ambitions at sea : worldnews
Fatal crash: 'Sabotage' questions after Chinese activists killed in fiery Tokoroa crash : worldnews (in NZ, drunk mom in other car)
Concerns raised over crash involving Chinese activists | RNZ News
In a jab to India, China claims Bhutan national park : worldnews (China eats whole country, burps)
'Virtually entire' fashion industry complicit in Uighur forced labour, say rights groups - Human rights coalition says cotton produced in camps in Xinjiang region finds its way into one in five cotton products worldwide : worldnews
Chinese Biologist found Stealing Intellectual Property : worldnews
China harboring military-linked biologist fugitive at San Francisco consulate, FBI says : worldnews
Chinese military uses Houston consulate to steal research, US diplomat says : worldnews

Russia convicts historian Yuri Dmitriyev who uncovered Stalin's mass graves : worldnews (in Russia, history convicts you)
Russia has tested an anti-satellite weapon in space, US Space Command says : worldnews
Russia's first trial on female genital mutilation restarts after coronavirus lockdown - A doctor who performed female genital mutilation on a nine-year-old girl in the northern Caucasus republic of Ingushetia is on trial. Human rights activists hope the case can help to outlaw the abuse in Russia. : worldnews

German Nazi trial: 93-year-old former SS camp guard spared jail over 5,232 accessory to murder charges : worldnews
German court convicts men over 2018 gang rape of 18-year-old : news (Syrian refugees)

Boris Johnson accused of being in 'panic mode' over Scottish independence threat : worldnews
'Astonishing': Sadiq Khan says Boris Johnson has not spoken to him for months - The Mayor of London said he had been lobbying Boris Johnson on the use of face masks, but that the last time he had spoke to him was around two and a half months prior. : worldnews
American SUVs are Too Dangerous for UK Roads, UK Safety Experts Say : worldnews

Canada court rules US 'unsafe' for asylum seekers : worldnews (US now third-world dictatorship)
Ontario pastor fired after coming out to congregation as transgender during sermon : worldnews

Tour boats at Niagara Falls show contrast between U.S., Canadian approach to COVID-19 : worldnews

Heres Every Time Donald Trump And Ghislaine Maxwell Have Been Photographed Together
Geraldo Rivera: Trump Was 'Brave' to Wish Ghislaine Maxwell Well (in the dumbfuck suck Trump's dick Fox asshole dept.)
Ask Prince Andrew' for details of Epstein's 'cesspool' island, Donald Trump says in unearthed interview : politics
Judge rules to unseal documents in 2015 case against Ghislaine Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein's alleged accomplice : news
New ad slams Trump for saying he wishes Ghislaine Maxwell well : politics


In struggle against pandemic, populist leaders fare poorly
Anthony Fauci throws out the first pitch before tonight's game between the Yankees and the Nationals : pics
Dr. Fauci throws first pitch, players take knee for racial injustice on Opening Day : news


White House says Trump and Putin discussed virus, arms control on phone call (Kayleigh claims "rigging the election" did not come up)

Pompeo tried to shake hands with a bunch of foreign leaders. They all turned him down. : worldnews (Dumpeo: "Imma gonna kill you!" foreign leaders: "no thanks")

Revealed: Rod Rosenstein advised there was no age limit on child separations : politics ... So, a breast-fed baby was fair game. Totally heartless, it's almost hard to believe. (remember this supposedly slightly less-evil asshle?)

The Republican party is the cancer of America. Change my mind. : PoliticalHumor
Obama lives rent free in dons head : PoliticalHumor

Trump has given up on COVID. That's terrifying ... "can't give up if you never started ...
Trump's Coronavirus Message is Revisionist History : False Prophet -- Media-bashing robocalls, chloroquine Twitter trolls, briefing-room propagandahow the president and his allies are trying to convince America he was right all along.
Despite Trump claim, 14 states say some orders for coronavirus supplies still unfilled - ABC News - Trump claims 'zero unfilled requests' but some states await PPE, other supplies. (Trump lied again?)
Trump blames spike in COVID cases on protests, increased travel and cases from Mexico, even as experts point to early reopenings : worldnews (Pres Lying Dumbfuck Evil Asshole)
Trump Brags That He Repeated 5 Words in a Row on 'Difficult' Dementia Test
It is what it is. : PoliticalHumor

Sen. Elizabeth Warren Slams Trump's 'Cruel, Heartless And Incompetent' School Reopening Plan : politics

11th Circuit Judges Robert Lagoa and Barbara Luck broke ethics rules to stop up to 1 million Floridians from voting in 2020. - Two Trump Judges Broke Ethics Rules to Stop Up to 1 Million Floridians From Voting in November Senate Democrats are demanding to know why. (Mitch the Traitor Bitch cackkkles

Fox & Friends marvels at Trump repeating 'person, woman, man, camera, TV'
Trump's Now Claiming He Got 'Extra Points' on Cognitive Test ... "I'm the smartest person in the history of the test" he said ...
The President Wants You To Know He Can Memorize Five Words -- in Order!
Person named Trump focuses every woman and man in America on his mental abilities via camera, TV - The Washington Post - Having taken the functional equivalent of a blood pressure test to evaluate his mental acuity, President Trump has repeatedly bragged about the results.

American exceptionalism was our preexisting condition - The Washington Post (exceptionally evil and stupid)

Schiff On Trump Rejecting 2020 Loss: 'He Is Laying the Foundations to Discredit the Votes of Millions' : politics
Ruth Ben-Ghiat on Trump and the bitter American truth: "We do not have a real democracy"; NYU fascism expert explains the next moves in Trump's "authoritarian playbook" -- and says it's almost too late
'Abuse of Power': Trump and Barr to Deploy More Federal Agents to US Cities | "In case you were wondering, this is precisely what fascism looks like." : politics
Trump's not just 'playing' dictator anymore : politics

Blow for Trump as Republicans scrap plans for payroll tax in new stimulus bill : politics

Trump Mocked For Claiming He's Done More For Black Americans Than Lincoln : politics ("maybe more than Lincoln")
Take it from a historian. We don't owe anything to Confederate monuments | Trump spends so much time defending statues not because he cares about history, but precisely because he doesn't

Republican feuding this week represents broader reckoning over party's future as Trump sinks in the polls
Trump's New Ad Is Amazing - The Bulwark - The Trump campaign just ran the most ironic ad in the history of American politics. (the shit is deep, literally)

Seth Meyers Hammers Media For Falling For Trump's 'BS' All Over Again : politics
Everything We Need to Know About Trump We Learned in 2016 ... "When a candidate tells you who they are the first time, believe them."
Senate passes bill with plan to change Confederate-named bases over Trump veto threat | TheHill

No, a reporter didn't call Kayleigh McEnany a 'lying b**ch,' but Fox ran with it anyway : politics (distraction from Yoho/AOC)

Judge Orders Cohen Released, Citing RetaliationOver Tell-All Book : A judge agreed that federal officials had returned Michael D. Cohen to prison because he wanted to publish a book this fall about President Trump (takes NDA to a whole nother level)

Teacher: I was a reluctant Trump voter. Coronavirus is the end of my Republican identity. : politics ... "profiles in courage" for mostly white reluctant Trump voters who have finally had "enough" ...

GOP Sen. Ron Johnson Blocks Bill To Make Juneteenth A Federal Holiday : politics

Instead Of Battling COVID-19, Trump Launches A War On Protesters : politics
White House executive office cafeteria closed after positive coronavirus test : politics
"Trump Voters Are Old and They Don't Want to Die: Why Trump Finally Flip-Flopped on Mask Wearing (Republi-Boomers can't connect the dots to their own suicide)
Trumps frantic new effort to win back seniors is already failing ... new reelection strategy, in a nutshell: Convince vulnerable seniors who rightly fear getting killed by the pandemic that Trump let rampage out of control that they should instead fear getting killed by criminals who would supposedly rampage out of control in a future post-police dystopia that is entirely invented. (can't get their corpses to vote)
Stephen Miller's Grandmother Died of COVID-19. Her Son Blames the Trump Administration.

Biden Foreign Policy Plan Says Trump Has Left U.S. Image 'In Tatters'
Poll shows Biden beating Trump by 13 points in Florida - Axios (down 9 points since April, wait till all the Villagers die)

Trump knows he's going to lose. He's already salting the earth behind him.

On House floor, Dem women call out abusive treatment by men - Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortezs outrage over a Republican lawmaker's verbal assault broadened into an extraordinary moment on the House floor Thursday as she and other Democrats assailed a sexist culture of accepting violence and violent language against women" whose adherents include President Donald Trump.

Opinion | God Help Us if Judy Shelton Joins the Fed - The New York Times - latest unqualified nominee to the Federal Reserve Board must be rejected.
Romney Says He Will Oppose Sheltons Fed Board Confirmation

Larry Hogan Is Betting His Future on a Post-Trump GOP - The Atlantic - Larry Hogan Isn't Coming to Save the Republican Party - The governor of Maryland is betting his future on a kinder, gentler post-Trump GOP. Good luck with that ("Fatneck" Hogan)


Republican Group Uses Trump's Own Words Against Him In Searing Swing-State Ad : politics

Former Homeland Security secretary says DHS not meant to be 'president's personal militia' : politics
Ridge: It'd would be 'a cold day in hell' before I'd let uninvited federal agents into cities

Trump 'Surges' Feds to Chicago Like Its a Warzone (considers carpet-bomming)
The Federal Response to Protests Extends Far Beyond Portland | The Nation - A document responding to inquiries by Senator Kamala Harris shows the extent of CBP involvement in local law enforcement.
'Shaking in Their Boots' : Trump Wanted a Portland-Style Offensive in Chicago ("Putin does it, why not me?" he said)

It's Time to Admit That the Department of Homeland Security Has to Go : politics

Portland Mayor Hit With Tear Gas Deployed by Federal Agents - The New York Times - Some protesters mocked him, recalling the city police's use of tear gas on demonstrators (the mayor is the police commissioner, of course)
Portland mayor tear-gassed by federal officers, warns 'somebody's going to die' during chaotic protests : politics

Attorney arrested by feds among Portland Wall of Moms protesters says she was not read rights : politics
From the Administration that Brought You Kids-in-Cages, It's Tear-Gassed-Moms : politics

The Republican silence on what's happening in Portland is jarring : politics

67 current, former prosecutors defend St. Louis prosecutor from attacks in McCloskey gun case - The Washington Post - Trump, Missouri Republicans have criticized Kim Gardner for filing weapons charges

Philly officer who pepper sprayed peaceful protesters charged with assault : news
La Mesa Police Release Bodycam Video, ID Officer Who Shot Grandmother With Bean Bag Round During Protest : news (so the copsters have been the carnage all along)

20 men with guns confront solo armed black protester at Utah Capitol : politics


In a moment of reckoning, new calls for justice for DJ Henry - The Boston Globe (killed by cops, natch)


Facebook ignored racial bias research, employees say - Researchers said the company ignored their work and then stopped them from pursuing topics related to bias altogether (is Zuckerfuck a racist asshole? how about Fuckberg?)


Abscam congressman Ozzie Myers charged in federal election fraud probe - South Philly judge of elections admits he took bribes to stuff the ballot box for Democratic candidates


Washed up actor Scott Baio says Hollywood blacklisted him for supporting Trump,find a job - The 59-year-old actor, who is perhaps best known for appearing on the sit-com Happy Days about 40 years ago ...(dumbass Trumpster idiot)

Fox News parts ways with a morning host who caused a Covid-19 scare - CNN - ox News has parted ways with a host who dismayed fellow staffers when she came to work while visibly sick in the early days of the coronavirus crisis -- Heather Childers, who had been an early morning host on Fox since 2012 (they were angry she might kill them with the virus they tell you is a demtard hoax)


Hearst Employees Say Troy Young Led Toxic Culture - The New York Times - At Cosmopolitan staff meetings, workers complain of discrimination and tokenism. Former employees say the Hearst Magazines president, Troy Young, made sexually offensive remarks -- For decades Hearst magazines have advised American women on how they should conduct themselves in the home (Good Housekeeping, Redbook), in society (Harper's Bazaar, Town & Country) and in the bedroom (Cosmopolitan). This is the company whose stars have included Oprah Winfrey ... (cut off their dicks)

Thomas Chatterton Williams on Race, Identity, and "Cancel Cultur"e want to constrain, not expand inquiry and debate. O By Isaac Chotiner


Children's news website apologises to JK Rowling over trans tweet row : The Day faced legal action from author after implying that her comments on gender harmed trans people (British legal system protects lying assholes +how can she "hurt trans people" when they aren't "people)


No Longer in Shadows, Pentagon's UFO Unit Will Make Some Findings Public | Hacker News ("some" +showrunners saving this one)




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World seafood species in decline . 82 % were below levels that can produce maximum sustainable yields. 87 populations were in the "very bad" category, with biomass levels at less than 20 % of what is needed to maximize sustainable fishery catches

Jeff Bezos is now personally worth more than Nike, McDonald's, Costco, and almost 50% of the Dow : worldnews
Amazon boss Jeff Bezos now worth about as much as New Zealand economy : worldnews


UPDATE: Number of new coronavirus deaths in the U.S. surpasses 1,000 for the 2nd day in a row : Coronavirus


MA COVID-19 Data 7/22/20 : boston
192 New Confirmed Cases; 1.7% Positive - July 22 : CoronavirusMa - 107,413 total confirmed cases - 10,786 new tests - +19 hospital; +/- 0 ICU; +4 intubated - 18 new confirmed deaths; 8,249 total - 95 new probable cases; 6907 total - 0 new probable deaths; 219 total

9 Test Positive For COVID After Chatham Party : CoronavirusMa

U.S. Northeast, Pummeled in the Spring, Now Stands Out in Virus Control | In just over two months, the Northeast hsa gone from the country's worst coronavirus hot spot to it most controlled. "It's acting like Europe" one expert said.
New England needs to quarantine itself. : CoronavirusMa
UMass model sees continued slow decline in Mass. coronavirus deaths - The Boston Globe
I think schools opening might be disastrous, even in our state : boston

Gig Workers Are Employees - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Good on Massachusetts:

Boston-area restaurants that have closed amid coronavirus - Regina Pizzeria, Whiskeys join list of Boston-area restaurants to close amid COVID-19 restaurants that have shut down due to the economic impacts of coronavirus.
Want to own a legendary bar? The Cantab Lounge is up for sale - The Boston Globe - Buy a piece of Cambridge history ($240K)


Dr. Anthony Fauci warns the coronavirus won't ever be totally eradicated : Coronavirus
Silent spread of virus keeps scientists grasping for clues
Cannabis May Reduce Deadly COVID-19 Lung Inflammation: Researchers Explain Why : worldnews
More Than One Million English Citizens Have Quit Smoking During the COVID-19 Pandemic : Coronavirus
Random testing in Indiana shows COVID-19 is 6 times deadlier than flu, and 2.8% of the state has been infected : Coronavirus


California surpasses New York state in confirmed COVID-19 cases; worldwide cases near 15 million - The Boston Globe

"Our hospitals look like war zones": Texas battling influx of COVID-19 cases : Coronavirus

Florida superintendent says district has 'no option' but to begin school year online amid coronavirus spread : Coronavirus

Outbreak at Iowa pork plant was larger than state reported : news

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announces statewide mask mandate, effective Thursday : Coronavirus

Navy SEAL Karen loses it at restaurant worker. : FuckYouKaren
'Navy SEAL Karen' berates coffee shop barista after being told to wear a mask : news

Germany's coronavirus response is a master class in science communication : Coronavirus

"Glory holes" listed among BC health officials' tips for safe sex amid pandemic : worldnews ... Nothing like anonymous sex through a hole in a truck stop bathroom to defeat a pandemic.

Bolsonaro still has coronavirus after testing positive for the third time : Coronavirus (speaking of glory holes)



India journalist shot dead for reporting harassment of niece : news


World is legally obliged to pressure China on Uighurs, leading lawyers say - Sanctions on China and companies operating there, along with use of treaty agreements, can bring Beijing to account, British barristers argue : worldnews
China's Enhanced J-20B Stealth Fighter May Arrive Soon, Heres What It Could Include


Search for missing boy leads Mexican police to 23 abducted children : worldnews

Trump asked US ambassador to the UK to request the British Open be held at a Trump resort in Scotland, New York Times reports : worldnews
Trumps Request of an Ambassador: Get the British Open for Me

Ghislaine Maxwell is accused of sex trafficking underage girls, but Trump says: 'I wish her well' : worldnews
James Gill: William Barr didn't bring Jeffrey Epstein to trial. What about Ghislaine Maxwell : politics

Woody Johnson: NFL owner and Trump ambassador to UK sparks watchdog probe over alleged racist and sexist remarks and a push to promote Trump business - CNNPolitics

China says US orders it to close consulate in Houston to 'protect American intellectual property' after officials respond to fire - "The unilateral closure of China' consulate general in Houston within a short period of time is an unprecedented escalation of its recent actions against China" Wang said
U.S. orders closure of Chinese Consulate in Houston - The Washington Post


The breathtaking unconstitutionality of Trump's new census policy | It's a direct attack on the 14th Amendment (fuck your so-call Constitution, Trump said)
How Voter-Fraud Hysteria and Partisan Bickering Ate American Election Oversight and two of its four commissioners are parroting the presidents unfounded warnings about vote by mail.
The November Election Is Going to Be a Mess - The Atlantic - Disaster is avoidableif lawmakers act now (Turtlefucker KKKackles)
/u/BoinkBoinkEtAliae explains where the real fraud may lie with mail in voting and why the recent appointment of U.S. postmaster should be on everyones minds this election. : bestof
Both Sides! - Lawyers, Guns & Money - CNN just can't help itself : It publishes an article about how Trump is going to try and steal the election by claiming voter fraud when absentee ballots are slowly counted that leads to his loss. But hey, Dems! (will riot in the streets to protest his landslide victory)

BREAKING! Most people do not want their children exposed to deadly virus - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... Trump has managed to convince some of the most committed members of his death cult, and that's pretty much it.

If Congress Cuts Jobless Benefits, It Would Be a Disaster (Republicanss: fuck off and die)
'What in the hell are we doing?' Senate Republicans clash over coronavirus relief

Turns Out Mass Death Is Bad For The Economy : politics
I Spoke With Anthony Fauci. He Says His Inbox Isn't Pretty (QAnon Trumpster fuckers)

McConnell Laughs When Asked If Covid-19 Bill Will Pass by End of Next Week --when Unemployment Benefits Expire for 30 Million ("Kackkles" )

Beto O'Rourke: Texas GOP is a 'death cult' that wants you to do the dying

Senators want ethics probe into Ivanka Trump's Goya Foods promotional tweet : politics

Trump Threatens To Veto Troop Pay Raises To Protect Confederate Names : politics (keep it up, demento-Donnie)
Giants Manager Kneels During National Anthem and Trump Is a Cry Baby Ass Snowflake About It : politics

Past D.C. Bar Association chiefs call for probe of William Barr : politics

The pivot - Lawyers, Guns & Money - At this point, expecting Donald Trump to up his level of engagement from "cocaine-addled laboratory baboon" to "minimally functional adult" hus allowing him to suddenly recognize the gravity of the moment ... sorry I can't do this anymore
Brandon Friedman on Twitter: "How ever did we get in this situation with Donald Trump it's a mystery https://t.co/ONJkP5QvHp" / Twitter (your stupid media in March, they never, ever, learn and the public suffers)

Trumps Remedy for Low Poll Numbers: Reminding People Polls Can Be WrongAnd if surveys of likely voters don't look promising, turn to other measures. Like boat parades.
The states at the center of the 2020 voting crisis - Axios -- WI, PA, GA, NC ...

Biden, leading Trump by eight points, also has a big advantage with undecided voters: Reuters/Ipsos poll - Reuters - Biden, leading Trump by eight points, also has a big advantage with undecided voters: Reuters/Ipsos poll (all three of them)
Not Me, Us - Lawyers, Guns & Money - oe Biden is neither a liberal warrior nor a conservative Democrat like Joe Manchin. He is, instead, someone who has tracked the middle of the party throughout his career. In a context in which the party is moving left, that makes his presidency a potentially useful vehicle for the left:
Biden, Obama reunite for socially distanced conversation, slam Trump's handling of COVID-19 crisis

Biden campaign goes on offensive against Sen. Ron Johnson's Burisma probe

Look, when you're competing with likes of Rick Scott and Rick DeSantis to be the single most revolting specimen the Florida Republican Party has barfed up recently, you have to be on your game: "In a confrontation overheard by a reporter Monday outside the Capitol, Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) called Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) "disgusting" and told her "you are out of your freaking mind' for describing poverty as a root cause of crime ... Yoho also used a sexist slur to describe Ocasio-Cortez once she was out of earshot ... "fucking bitch" ... Donald Trump becoming the Republican nominee for president is truly a mystery that will never be explained.

MeidasTouch: Three brothers are behind a series of viral videos trolling Trump - CNNPolitics - A little known Democratic group called MeidasTouch
THINKFLOYD on Twitter: "How's that whole #CreepyUncleJoe narrative working out for .@realDonaldTrump again? ("I'm not a creep, he's the creep" the creep screamed)


The Texas GOP Held Its Convention on Zoomand It Was a Comic Disaster ... "Walter West, the Skrewball guy, replaced his Zoom background with a photoshopped black and white image of his face with glowing red eyes, captioned "I TOLD YOU DO' displaying a kind of touching obliviousness to the reality that his intransigence was, in fact, part of the reason this thing was becoming a disaster ... I could see a Vonnegut character doing this ... Agree. It was like reading something out of Hunter S. Thompson, only if the world was doing acid, and Thompson was the only sober one ... You have just described watching the Republican Party in 2020. Thank you.
The Texas GOP Held Its Convention on Zoom -- and It Was a Comic Disaster (source for deeper dive into absolute Republican moronism and why Texass is screwed)

Susan Collins Is Desperate To Avoid Saying Whether She Backs Trumps Reelection -- It's possible the Maine Republican has decided endorsing the president would be a poison pill for her own reelection bid (Suzie-Floozy goin' down)

my 87-year-old dad had an idea for a political cartoon, so I drew it for him "make sure the rats look really scared" he said
Makes sense conspiracy theorists : PoliticalHumor

Matt Gaetz appears to run afoul of House ethics rules : politics (having gay sex on House floor)


Twitter bans 7,000 QAnon accounts, limits 150,000 others as part of broad crackdown - The company will classify QAnon as coordinated harmful activity in part because of a rise in harassment targeting high-profile critics of the president.


A new Trump campaign ad depicting a police officer being attacked by protesters is actually a 2014 photo of pro-democracy protests in Ukraine : politics ... It's crazy that Trump's whole campaign strategy is pointing to chaotic events and saying "this is what will happen if Biden is elected" when it's what is happening right now while he's president ...

A Gallup poll of more than 36,000 Americans finds 94% feel police reform is needed in the US : politics

Trump administration weighs a show of force in more cities - POLITICO - DHS and DOJ officials are making plans to deploy units to protect federal facilities (the "carnage" in America cites was always a projection)
Trumps authoritarian crackdown is so bad that even some in the GOP are blasting it

Portland Is Trump's Testing Ground for Authoritarian Rule | Unmarked federal officers, gratuitous partisan violence and unconstitutional detentions: Donald Trump is abducting America's democracy : politics
Oregon Seeks Emergency Order Blocking U.S. Agent Arrests : politics
Portland bans police from working with federal law enforcement, targeting journalists and legal observers during protests : news
'This is not a dictatorship!': Portland pushes back harder against Trump, federal agents : politics (facism beta test)
It's not good for our democracy : Calls grow for federal officers to shed military-style uniforms
The US military is starting to get concerned about law enforcement dressing up in Army uniforms : politics

"Disturbing And Demoralizing" : DHS Employees Are Worried The Portland Protest Response Is Destroying Their Agencys Reputation (that happened a long time ago, assholes)

Portland's Wall of Moms Joined by Dads With Leaf Blowers Against Trump's Police : politics ... Just when you thought 2020 couldn't give you any more wild headlines ... wait until the grannies turn up ... Waving canes and throwing sticky candies, threatening to wipe noses with crusty purse tissue.
Portland Mom Says Feds Assaulted Her During Protest Arrest | Heavy.com (fuck cops will fuck you)
'What choice do we have?' : Portlands 'Wall of Moms' faces off with federal officers at tense protests

Where Lynching Terrorized Black Americans, Corporal Punishment In Schools Lives On | HuffPost - These counties had high rates of lynchings. Now their schools are more likely to paddle Black children, a new study reveals.

Derek Chauvin charged with felony tax fraud for claiming Florida residency - Minnesota Reformer - Derek Chauvin charged with felony tax fraud for claiming Florida residency (crooked copster was a crook)


A Black 14-year-old offered a stranger a doughnut - In Newburyport - He was bombarded with racial slurs - The Boston Globe - Just before the man drove off in a Lexus sedan,The man shouted the n-word through his sunroof and drove away.


Americans: We Love Rioting - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Heather Cox Richardson with some context and many examples of white people rioting.


Rape suspect accused of assaulting four Penn State students is arrested : news


Tuckers Got Real Scandals, So He Keeps Inventing Imaginary Enemies (disgusting proto-human)

The Bizarre Fall of the CEO of Coach and Kate Spades Parent CompanyOne of only five Black chiefs of a Fortune 500 company abruptly resigned after strange allegations -- involving a hidden identity as photographer and an extramarital affair -- resurfaced (born in NIgeria, adopted and moved to Cambridge, Milton Academy, thought he had buried his shitty self, but the karma machine got him)


Environmental group Sierra Club reckons with John Muir's racism - The Washington Post - Liberal, progressive and racist? The Sierra Club faces its white-supremacist history.The group is speaking out against John Muir, its founder and an environmental icon who fought to preserve nature and disparaged African Americans and Native Americans ... also ... Tyson said the Union of Concerned Scientists, along with other groups, has fallen woefully short in its efforts to make its workplace more diverse and help communities disproportionately impacted by pollution (sciencebros) (more reckonings)


Everything We Know About the Boat in Gaslighter, the New Dixie Chicks Song (gee, more reckonings for male jerks)


A cave in a remote part of Mexico was visited by humans around 30,000 years ago 15,000 years earlier than people were previously thought to have reached the Americas. : science
Evidence of human occupation in Mexico around the Last Glacial Maximum | Nature


Couple win battle to name son Lucifer after opposition from registrar : news


What's something you've seen that you can't unsee? ... "I saw my dad on a gay porn site" Which legendary Reddit post / comment can you still not get over? : AskReddit ... "if you were any simpler, you'd have to be watered every day"




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Climate change on track to wipe out polar bears by end of century, study warns : worldnews (and most human, but humans could give a shit)
Out of control wildfires in Siberia have torn through an area larger than Greece so far in 2020, Greenpeace Russia has said, imploring authorities to do more to tackle the fires which are choking towns and cities in smoke and hastening the climate crisis. : worldnews
Wealthier Americans have estimated per capita carbon footprints about 25% higher than those of lower-income residents, with emissions up to 15 times higher in especially affluent suburbs. : science
Indian newspapers from 1966 have surfaced in the French Alps, under the ice of a melting Mont Blanc glacier | They are believed to be from an Air India plane that crashed on 24 January, 1966, killing all 117 people on board. : worldnews


On metric after metric, the coronavirus pandemic has been worse in the U.S. than nearly any other country : Coronavirus (Republifuckers, literally)
United States Coronavirus hits a new high - over 4,000,000 Cases : Coronavirus - The U.S went from 2 million new cases to 3 million in 28 days. It took about 14-15 days to go from 3 million to now 4 million new cases. That's exponential growth, folks.


MA COVID-19 Data 7/21/20 (take 2) : boston
165 New Confirmed Cases; 2.1% Positive - July 21 : CoronavirusMa - 107,221 total confirmed cases - 7,821 new tests - +30 hospital; -4 ICU; -5 intubated - 17 new deaths; 8,231 total - 79 new probable cases; 6,812 total - 0 new probable deaths; 219 total

A note on other data sources e.g. rt.live, Worldometer, Johns Hopkins etc : CoronavirusMa


Massachusetts bars and restaurants can now sell cocktails to go : boston

NY ups quarantine rules to visitors from 31 states : Coronavirus
Daily coronavirus updates: Connecticut will impose fines on all travelers from 'hot spot' states with surging COVID-19 who don't self-isolate, or fill out online health questionnaire


C.D.C. Data Shows U.S. Coronavirus Infections Much Higher Than Reported - The number of people infected with the coronavirus in different parts of the United States was anywhere from two to 13 times higher than the reported rates for those regions,
Antibody tests show coronavirus rates 10 times higher than reported cases in most U.S. regions: CDC : Coronavirus
Coronavirus not over by Christmas, experts warn : Coronavirus
Possible but not certain COVID-19 vaccine rolled out this year: Oxford developer : Coronavirus
Covid-19 Antibodies Fade Rapidly, Raising Risk of Lost Immunity : Coronavirus
Former CDC chief: Most states fail to report data key to controlling the coronavirus pandemic Not a single state reports on the turnaround time of diagnostic covid-19 tests : Coronavirus

Coronavirus pandemic cuts rent growth to a decade low : Coronavirus
How Remote Work Divides America: With government benefits set to expire at the end of July, new studies show that workers who were struggling financially before the pandemic face returning to jobs that require close personal contact. : Coronavirus
Covid-19: 'Vast majority' of nurses who contracted virus suffer post-recovery issues (the only workers America hates slightly less than teachers)
Creepy corona late effects Unsettled patients, concerned doctors - German article Translation in the comments : Coronavirus

Growing Body Of Evidence Suggests Masks Protect Those Wearing Them, Too : worldnews (six fucking months later)
Narcissistic personalities linked to defiance of coronavirus prevention guidelines and hoarding : Coronavirus
The political battle over masks is making us lose the war on COVID-19 - The Boston Globe - Wearing masks is both patriotic and compassionate; it is not a sign of weakness or disloyalty.
Single-use masks could be a coronavirus hazard if we don't dispose of them properly : Coronavirus
Man at Pa. Walmart accused of spitting in woman's face for asking him to wear face mask: state cops ... According to Pennsylvania State Police in Honesdale, Evan V. Spangenberg of Preston Park, Pa., and another woman were not wearing masks when the woman approached them and asked them to please wear their masks ...
Man at Pa. Walmart accused of spitting in woman Dollar Tree, Family Dollar no longer require face masks at all stores : Coronavirus
Coronavirus: Marriott will require all guests nationwide to wear face masks beginning July 27 : Coronavirus
Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic To Require Masks In All Stores Starting Aug. 1 As COVID-19 Cases Increase : Coronavirus

A COVID-19 vaccine developed by the University of Oxford appears safe and triggers an immune response, reports new Lancet randomised controlled trial (20 July 2020) with 1,0770 participants. The adenovirus-vectored vaccine led to them making antibodies and T-cells that can fight the coronavirus. : science

'If It's Here, It's Here' : America' Retirees Confront the Virus in Florida : As cases spike across Florida, the virus appears to have caught up with the residents of the Villages .. Since the beginning of July, hospital admissions of residents from the Villages have quadrupled at University of Florida Health The Villages (die, stupid racist asshole Republican fuckers)
Eschaton: We're In Our Base Killing Our Doods - It is a weird plan ... But even as cases climb, doctors in the Villages say they are prepared for an increase in patients. The hospital has enough capacity and antiviral drugs, Dr. Gogineni said. ... Yet, residents still congregate every day without wearing masks. They turn up the volume on a radio and dance in the squares. They crowd bars where songs by Elvis Presley and Bobby Sherman play. There are picnics and water aerobics classes ... (yeah, fuck off and die stuck-in-the-past boomers)

Florida adds 9,440 coronavirus cases, 134 deaths; Central Florida cases pass 60K : Coronavirus
Disney theme park staff worry about Covid-19: 'I can't bring it back home : Coronavirus (Die for the Mouse!)
u/SkyScrollersBestie Works at Disney World explains that the staff is sick with COVID. Really sick. : bestof
What Theme Park Workers Aren't Allowed To Tell You - We're Positive Too. : FloridaCoronavirus

Bio-hazard warning after truck carrying Covid-19 samples hijacked in Port Elizabeth | News24 : Coronavirus (Jared?)


Arizona reports 3,500 new coronavirus cases, 134 additional deaths : Coronavirus (Ronazona has hightest cases/million, followed by NY, LA, NJ, FL)

Coronavirus kills another 1,000 in Texas in just 10 days : Coronavirus

California reports nearly 12,000 coronavirus cases in 1 day, setting new record : Coronavirus
California Coronavirus Cases Top 400,000, Soon to Surpass New York as Worst-Hit State In Country : Coronavirus (but 24th by pop. AZ #1)
California set to overtake New York for most Coronavirus cases. : Coronavirus
Orange County Now Has The Second Worst Coronavirus Outbreak In California : Coronavirus
L.A. may become the biggest U.S. city with a second stay-home order : Coronavirus
California church defying shutdown order got PPP loan of at least $350,000 in April : news

'They're going to get over it' : Missouri Gov. insists kids must go back to school even though "they will' get COVID-19 (being dead = "over it" pro-life Republicans)
'Hunker down' Kansas City doctors warn parents their teens are spreading COVID-19

Politicians and Business Interests Pushed Health Officials Aside to Control Reopening. Then Cases Exploded. [Utah] : Coronavirus ... As case counts rise, the state will now allow indoor gatherings of up to 3,000 people. Wait, what? (meanwhile in the stupidity simulation ...)

Georgia reports 78 COVID-19 deaths in a single day Hospitalizations and ICU admissions also see a sharp rise : Coronavirus (Kempster KKKackles)

Cluster of coronavirus cases found at North Carolina casino :: WRAL.com


As COVID-19 pandemic rages on, experts say it's unlikely Tokyo Olympics can be held next summer : Coronavirus

England's chief nurse dropped from Covid-19 briefing after refusing to back Cummings : worldnews (sound familiar?)

Four-day working week to be introduced by Morrisons as support for concept grows in wake of coronavirus crisis : worldnews (the social change virus)

EU nations clinch $2.1T budget, virus aid deal after 4 days : worldnews (Republicans in America: la-di-la-la)

World Health Organisation AI chatbot goes deaf when asked for the latest COVID-19 figures for Taiwan, Hong Kong : worldnews (WHO owned by China, fuck your World Heath)

IDF soldier destroys Palestinian Covid-19 center : worldnews (of course he did)


German state bans burqas in schools: Baden-W|rttemberg will now ban full-face coverings for all school children. State Premier Winfried Kretschmann said burqas and niqabs did not belong in a free society. A similar rule for teachers was already in place : worldnews


Hitting children with bats and sticks, slapping them across the face, and holding their heads underwater to simulate drowning are some of the abusive coaching techniques allegedly used in Japan as revealed in a report by Human Rights Watch (HRW). : news ("simulate" +Japan)


Pro-democracy election hopefuls refuse to sign form declaring China's sovereignty over Hong Kong : worldnews
China threatens 'forceful counter-attack' after Britain suspends Hong Kong extradition treaty : worldnews (it's always the war language, they must have studies Orwell)
'People in Xinjiang Enjoy Happy Life': China's Ambassador to the UK Denies Existence of Uighur Concentration Camps : worldnews
China imprisons two Tibetans for song praising His Holiness the Dalai Lama : worldnews (you SHALL NOT SING)
Tech firms begin to abandon Hong Kong because of security law : worldnews
Malware found in Chinese tax software used by Australian businesses : technology

Afghan girl kills Taliban militants with AK-47 after they murder her parents : worldnews

Prominent Pakistani journalist 'goes missing' in Islamabad | Matiullah Jan, known for his criticism of Pakistan's powerful military, was last seen outside a school in the capital. : worldnews (in Paki, they don't even bother jumping out the window)



Kremlin Critic Navalny Says $1.23 Million Government Fine Forces Him to Close His Anti-Corruption Foundation : worldnews (in Russia, the corruption fines you)

Boris Johnson vows to ban 'absolutely abhorrent' gay 'conversion therapy' : worldnews (just a distraction from:)
BBC News: Russia report: UK 'top target' for Russia : worldnews
The UK government 'actively avoided' investigating Russian interference in the 2016 Brexit referendum : worldnews ... The UK government rejected this call in its response to the report. "A retrospective assessment of the EU referendum is not necessary," ... Really just like that ... The current system of life peerages, hereditary peers and spiritual peers (is this Iran?) is anachronistic ... Mr Pavlov simultaneously hired CTF, a communications and government affairs firm, for #45,000, with the same goal - to avoid inclusion on the Magnitsky Sanctions List.CTF's principals were Lynton Crosby, adviser to prime minister David Cameron and head of the elections campaign for Boris Johnson, and Mark Fullbrook, head of campaigns for the British Conservatives" ... so weird that right wingers are letting Russia run all over them. I thought they were supposed to be nationalists. (fucking commie Tories, see Republicans)
The Russia report reveals how Putin's allies used the UK as a 'laundromat' to launder Russian money and interfere in British politics : worldnews
Russia sees the UK as one of its "top targets" in the West, according to the Intelligence and Security Committee : worldnews
Intelligence report confirms Russia did try to influence Scottish independence referendum in 2014 : worldnews

Strawberry pickers' plight exposes 'modern slavery' in Spain: Thousands of migrant strawberry pickers from Morocco are trapped in Spain. Local groups call it a humanitarian crisis. Meanwhile, companies are trying to end their dependence on Moroccan workers : worldnews ,,, This is the same story the world over, people being exploited in agriculture on the hope of a better future for their families at home or a visa Whether that's Eastern Europeans in the UK, Moroccans in Spain, Japanese in Australia, Vietnamese in Japan, it goes on and on.

B.C. Premier John Horgan formally asking federal government to decriminalize illegal drugs : worldnews (copsters losing the war on you)

The US State Department has declared that a former Egyptian leader now serving on the executive board of the International Monetary Fund should be immune from a federal lawsuit brought by a US citizen seeking to hold him liable for torture, according to court filings on Friday. : worldnews (Trump loves torture, pardons him)


Mexican president sticks to no-war approach after cartel video : worldnews


Ghislaine Maxwell paid $25k to Jacob Wohl to 'smear victims' | Daily Mail Online -- 'smear Epstein victims and to get prosecutor Geoffrey Berman fired in attempt to stall sex trafficking investigation against her'
In a thread about the attempted assassination of the judge presiding over the Deutsche Bank lawsuit, /u/otokkimi provides sources for a comment by /u/WowSuchBao which describes just some of the connections between Trump, Epstein, and the Deutsche Bank. : bestof ... There are more photos of Trump and Epstein than there are of Trump and Baron Trump - (but the CLINTOONS!)
Trump says he wishes accused sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell well and has 'met her numerous times' : politics (and there you are)


Pelosi, Schumer, Schiff, Warner Send Letter to FBI Director Requesting Defensive Counterintelligence Briefing for All Members : politics ... The request was precipitated by information that Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin was using his position on the Senate Homeland Security and Foreign Relation committees to propagate Russian disinformation. Senator Johnson was one of the Republican Senators who spent the Fourth of July in Moscow in 2018 ... (FBI says "we only brief Republicans on how Russia will help us win")
I bet no one saw that coming : PoliticalHumor (Ron Johnson, traitorous Republican scumbag

2020 election: Experts fear post-election crisis as Trump sets the stage to dispute the results in November - CNNPolitics
After Trump, we will need a truth commission : politics (but let's swap "reconciation" with 'execution")
It's funny because it's true : PoliticalHumor


Imagine how different EVERYTHING would be... : PoliticalHumor
No White House coronavirus task force members currently expected at Trump's briefing - CNNPolitics (no facts to distract you from the Supreme Leader)
Eschaton: My Big Wet Boy is Back - My Big Wet Boy is Back ... TV will run these free campaign commercials, of course. I'd be more annoyed by that if I thought it actually helped him.
Daniel Dale on Twitter: "Trump says he's bringing back 5 PM pandemic briefings as of tomorrow: "We had very successful briefings. I was doing them and we had a lot of people watching. Record numbers watching. In the history of cable television -- television -- there's never been anything like it."" / Twitter

Fauci says he wasn't aware White House coronavirus briefings were returning : Coronavirus (only experts like Trump allowed)
Why Fauci Doesn't Believe He'll Lost His Job ... "the numbers ... don't lie. We have a situation, particularly in Southern states that over the past several weeks have had a substantial resurgence of cases to record numbers. Cases that ultimately will lead to an increase in hospitalizations, which ultimately will lead to an increase in deaths."
House Republicans air grievances against Liz Cheney over support for Dr. Fauci and splitting with Trump - CNNPolitics (when Liz Fucking cheney is the only sane Refuck : note, most Republicans are in massive murderous Trump-supporting denial)
Fauci responds to Trump: 'I consider myself a realist, as opposed to an alarmist' : politics
Trump Calls Masks 'Patriotic' Less Than Two Months After Ridiculing Biden for Wearing One
The GOP's Bailout Bonanza : Republicans claim that policies like Universal Basic Income are unaffordable, even as they funnel billions to corporate executives (crooks will crook you)

It was farcical, but it wasn't comical ... Trump's world-historically inept handling of the COVID-19 pandemic is, needless to say, massively over-determined ... The cadres who leapt forth to supply Trump and his allies with answers disproportionately came from the science-skeptic wing of the conservative-think-tank world ... Libertarian philosopher Richard Epstein ... The dark side of the story is that even if we get a virus and a competent administration to deliver it next year and beat the virus, on climate change we are totally screwed.

Trump Is Wallowing in Self-Pity - The Atlantic - In another time, in a different circumstance, there would perhaps be room to pity such a person.

Press: Trump implodes on 'Fox News Sunday' : politics

Trump gives away the game on his census citizenship gambit (election rigging from all sides by the crookster)


John Yoo, the lawyer who wrote Bush's 'torture memos,' confirms he's helping the Trump administration find ways to skirt Congress and impose his own policies : politics (Torture Yoo)


Progressives Demand Democrats Reject 'Outright Shameful' GOP Plan to Raid Social Security and Cut Unemployment Benefits : politics (old white people rejoice)

Trumps reelection effort has spent more than $983 million, a record sum at this point in the campaignThe president maintains a cash lead over Joe Biden, who is gradually closing the money gap

Eschaton: Bad Cops Bad Cops Whatcha Gonna Do - I remember a Dem staffer (I think Obama staffer but maybe a Senate one) complaining about his interactions with political reporters back when Mitch McConnell was refusing to consider an Obama SCOTUS nominee. Essentially, there was this rather major thing happening and reporters just wanted to know, basically, "Well what are you going to do about it?" ... Even in normal times I wouldn't be a big fan of, "oh well, just gotta wait until we elect a president." But these are, well, [waves around]. (Pelosi and Schumer have always been bi-partisan disasters and fuck you, Engel)

Biden to unveil $775 billion plan to fund universal child care and in-home elder care : politics
Poll Shows Warren Better for Biden Ticket Than Harris : politics (yeah, let's make a cop VP)
Joe Biden Is Courting Trump Defectors In the Least Effective Way Imaginable - There's no valid reason to give Republican John Kasich time to speak on Biden's behalf at the DNC, but here we are ... He's radically anti-choice, radically anti-union, and a career-long adherent to the worst idea in American politics, the Balanced Budget Amendment. He opposed marriage equality; the Hodges in Obergefell v. Hodges was a Kasich appointee in Ohio. Hs a fan of private prisons, despite the customary problems. I mean, seriously, this guy? Please give me a break. (fuck, "reach across the aisle" Biden dong a Barry)

Too Much and Never Enough by Mary L Trump review : a scathing takedown of Uncle Donald. This blistering memoir by the president's niece reveals the twisted dynamic of America's malignantly dysfunctional first family

A definitive case against the Electoral College - Vox ... Our process for choosing the president, the Electoral College, is probably the strangest and most explicitly anti-democratic feature of the American political system. It was conceived in part as a firewall against majority will in case the mob ever elected someone grotesquely unqualified for the office. (It, uh, didn't work)

Majority of Voters Say U.S. Society Is Racist as Support Grows for Black Lives Matter - WSJ - Perceptions that minorities face racial discrimination hit new highs, WSJ/NBC News poll finds
Americans support Black Lives Matter but resist shifts of police funds or removal of statues of Confederate generals or presidents who were enslavers - The Washington Post


Trump once flirted with white nationalism. Now it's a centerpiece of his White House.
Tammy Duckworth: Trump cares more about dead traitors than he does about our troops

Giants manager takes a knee during anthem and Trump tweets the game is over for me


Ohio bribery case: state official charged by federal prosecutors ... Householder is one of the biggest names in Ohio politics and has been a major player for years in the state's Republican Party. He's known as an aggressive fundraiser who doesn't shy away from hardball tactics on the campaign trail or in the statehouse. (another corrupt Refuck asshole blockhead)
Ohio House speaker, 4 others arrested in $60M bribery case (looks like your typical corrupt Republican, see Chris Christie)


James Comey: Is televised conflict Trumps goal? (well, that's always his goal)

The Lincoln Project on Twitter: "Portland is how it starts. https://t.co/RgWWRujfqy" / Twitter
'This is how freedom dies': Damning Lincoln Project ad warns Trump is threatening to destroy democracy with unmarked federal police : politics

Bill Barr's Playbook: His False Claims About Prior Military Force on U.S. Soil (Trump's Barrstapo)

Militarized Agents Seen in Portland Are Deploying to Chicago : politics (the "2A" crowd was always about supporting a facist takeover of America)
Trumps Occupation of American Cities Has Begun -- Protesters are being snatched from the streets without warrants. Can we call it fascism yet? (Trump's gestapo: "we don't need no steenking warrents")
America Gets an Interior Ministry : President Trump is cobbling together something the United States has never had before -- a national police force, used to quell protests.
Opinion | The Border War in Portland - The New York Times - How can this be a job for Homeland Security?
Police Unions Tell Trump to Send in the Feds to Cities like Portland and Chicago - Protesters say local cops and the feds are clearly colluding on the spooky crackdown that began in Portland and could soon spread to Chicago and other cities.
Trump's Occupation of American Cities Has Begun
Trump Is Now Deploying Unidentified ICE Agents to Arrest Protesters in Democratic-Run Cities : politics
Federal jack-booted thugs are roaming Portland. Where is the NRA now?
Trump's storm troopers - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Donald Trump is a fascist, full stop ... "Be wary of paramilitaries ... When the pro-leader paramilitary and the official police and military intermingle, the end has come." ... Everyone who simply assumes that Trump is too lazy and cowardly to do what fascists generally do when faced with the prospect of defeat by something as abstractly procedural as an election is ignoring what is now right in front of everyone's face. (Trumpboogaloo)

Eschaton: That's The Way - Krasner would probably actually do it.
DA Larry Krasner on Twitter: "Anyone, including federal law enforcement, who unlawfully assaults and kidnaps people will face criminal charges from my office. https://t.co/RtBVdsRGpz" / Twitter (meanwhile, in Maura Healy land ...)

Ocasio-Cortez to introduce bill requiring federal officers to identify themselves : politics
Ocasio-Cortez accosted by GOP lawmaker over remarks: 'That kind of confrontation hasnt ever happened to me' -- Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) was coming down the steps on the east side of the Capitol on Monday, having just voted, when he approached Ocasio-Cortez ... "Disgusted" for recently suggesting that poverty and unemployment are driving a spike in crime in New York City during the coronavirus pandemic. "You are out of your freaking mind... " "Fucking bitch" he said ... (haha Yoho, the guy without a mind)

The Protesters Are the True Patriots -- They are the ones fighting for American ideals.
Then They Came For the Drummers, Chanters, Chalk Artists, Trash Pickers, Balloon Carriers, Bike-Helmeted Moms and Naked Athena : politics ("domestic terrorists")
U.S. Homeland Security confirms three units sent paramilitary officers to Portland : news

Prosecutor: 'No explicable reasons' for officer to shoot journalists with rubber bullets : politics ("except that they we're journalists")

Minnesota lawmakers ban neck restraints after Floyd's death - ABC News (they 'banned" cops killing anyone they like for any reason"

Detroit police officer charged for allegedly shooting 3 photojournalists with rubber pellets during protest : news (maybe Michipoop can pass a law forbidding shooting journalists?)


Mayor Walsh signs a letter with the Mayor of Portland and Chicago in support against unmarked federal officers detaining protestors : boston

Why Hundreds of Mathematicians Are Boycotting Predictive Policing : technology

White Liberals and Race, Again - Lawyers, Guns & Money

American Idol - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Roy Den Hollander, the 72-year-old lawyer who tried to murder federal judge Esther Salas, and ended up killing her son and wounding her husband (Hollander probably also murdered another man a few days earlier), was a racist misogynistic crackpot, aka a Trump supporter: ... Affirmative action is an insidious thing after all -- you can't always expect to get products of pure meritocracy like Brett Kavanaugh to fill high judicial offices ... That he was crazy is true enough: but he was a crazy in a very specific sort of way. He was driven crazy by exactly the same toxic cultural stew that has driven the Republican party crazy, and which has given us Hollander's idol Donald Trump as president. Roy Den Hollander's name is legion
The New Jersey Shooting Suspect Left a Pro-Trump Paper Trail : politics (mascunazi Trumpster wrote in Putin in 2016)


Calling home: A hardship for prisoners, a boon to Bristol County sheriff - The Boston Globe - A court ruling in favor of the sheriff puts the onus on Massachusetts lawmakers to end the practice of charging exorbitant phone fees to inmates and their loved one (racist fucker cop Trumpie) .

Tucker Carlson accuses New York Times of endangering his family, leading reporter to be doxed - The Washington Post (and he lied about being "exposed" of course)
Tucker allegedly blackballed guest who refused invitation to go trout fishing - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... It's hard for an organization to be as purely evil on every possible level as Fox News (evil asshole is their brand)

Dow Jones staff demands Wall Street Journal differentiate between news and opinion after lies appear in Pence editorial

Disney Fires Top ABC News Executive Barbara Fedida for Racially Insensitive Remarks - WSJ - Network investigation substantiated allegations against Ms. Fedida, head of talent and business affairs (yeah, women can be almost as bad as men)

Opinion | Should We Cancel Aristotle? - The New York Times - He defended slavery and opposed the notion of human equality. But he is not our enemy (that's a strange NYT reason to not support confederate traitor generals)

Planned Parenthood in N.Y. Disavows Margaret Sanger Over Eugenics - The New York Times - Ms. Sanger, a feminist icon and reproductive-rights pioneer, supported a discredited belief in improving the human race through selective breeding.


NPR may be 'public radio.' but it's feeling the economic pain of the pandemic. More trouble lies ahead. (nobody listening to their shit anymore because not driving to work)


Sharkcano?! There Are Sharks Living in a Volcano, for the Love of God ... That volcano, Kavachi, is located 60 feet below the ocean's surface near the Solomon Islands in the Pacific Ocean.


The best (& worst) countries for raising a family (2020) [OC] : dataisbeautiful (US: 5th from the bottom bc kid-haing Republicans)


TIL - The word with the most meanings in English is the verb 'set', with 430 senses listed in the Second Edition of the Oxford English Dictionary, published in 1989. The word commands the longest entry in the dictionary at 60,000 words, or 326,000 characters. : todayilearned

TIL women in ancient Rome didn't have unique first names, but instead were just named after their family name (patriachy doing it's thing)

Formation of quadruple helix DNA tracked in live human cells for first time : worldnews


What life changing item can you buy for less than $100? : AskReddit


Eschaton: Somebody Should Have Paid Me A Nice Consulting Fee - Would have saved you BILLIONS ...Back then, it made sense that autonomous driving was just a research project. Eleven years on, however, the industry still has little idea what to do with the technology ... The sector is experiencing "autonomous disllusionment" ... (haha, you got Muskratted)




072020

Melting Permafrost Linked To Impending Environmental Disaster Study : science (meanwhile, in the rapidly approaching end of the world because humans are stupid scenario)

Sea turns red in Faroe Islands as 250 whales slaughtered in 'barbaric' hunt : worldnews (fucking Danes are fucking insane)
It's not poachers killing elephants in Botswana. That worries conservationists. : worldnews


MA COVID-19 Data 7/20/20 : boston
174 New Confirmed Cases; 1.6% Positive - July 20 : CoronavirusMa - 107,056 total confirmed cases - 10,665 new tests - -15 hospital; +3 ICU; -3 intubated - 1 new confirmed death; 8214 total - 81 new probable cases; 6,733 total - 1 new probable death; 219 total
Archive of COVID-19 cases in Massachusetts | Mass.gov - Reports from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH)


Trump Administration Waived Coronavirus Price Protections : worldnews ... Gilead Sciences announced its Covid-19 therapy drug, remdesivir, will cost private insurers $520 for a single vial, hundreds of times its production cost, which researchers have estimated at 93 cents per dose. (of course they did, after trying to abolish health insurance)
Coronavirus: Six types of COVID-19 identified by scientists in 'major' breakthrough for treatment : worldnews (six types of SYMPTOMS)
BBC News - Coronavirus: Oxford vaccine can train immune system : worldnews
Game changer protein treatment 'cuts severe Covid-19 symptoms by nearly 80%'

U.S. will finally use coronavirus testing method that let Wuhan test 6.5 million people in 10 days : Coronavirus

Survey: More than half of employers plan to continue with remote working : worldnews


Covid live updates: Trump embraces face masks as U.S. breaks coronavirus case records - The Washington Post ... Florida, Georgia, Nevada, Kentucky, North Dakota, Arkansas and Montana

Some ICUs in Florida have run out of beds : worldnews (Florifucked by Refuckers)
Coronavirus updates: Florida has 53 hospitals with no ICU beds : Coronavirus
'We need to close down' -- Florida reports more than 10,000 coronavirus cases for fifth day
Florida Virus Out of Contro,l : Coronavirus
Los Angeles Is on the Brink
'You're lying' : Gov. DeSantis again interrupted by hecklers
'Shame on you' : Florida governor heckled during coronavirus briefing in Orlando

Why Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp stands alone on masks - The Washington Post ... Kemp, who reported a net worth of $5.2 million in 2018 ... Chamber of Commerce support him ... (corrupt dumbass election-rigging democracy-killing lying soulless mini-Trump)

At least 3,958 people in Texas have died of coronavirus. Nearly 20% of those deaths were reported in the past week. : Coronavirus ... Texas also has more than 6,400 pneumonia and flu deaths this year -- more than the total of covid deaths ...

How COVID is deepening Californias income inequality in 5 charts

Surgeon general makes impassioned plea to Fox News viewers to wear face coverings in public : news
Unlike the United States, more and more countries are making masks mandatory : Coronavirus
NorCal restaurant refuses to serve customers wearing masks, could face license suspension : news

(GA) 'Nobody dies at school': Marietta to only offer virtual learning for now : Coronavirus


Missouri Gov. Mike Parson wastes COVID-19 funds on luring tourists to pandemic hotspots : politics (Refucks)
Missouri governors comments on coronavirus, McCloskeys raise eyebrows

As many retailers mandate face coverings, Winn-Dixie remains firm: No masks - The Washington Post - With stores in five states that went for Trump in the last election ("Traitor-Dixie")

Where is the grief over COVID-19 victims? : Coronavirus - It's become resentment instead because every death justifies lockdowns and masks and that pisses people off because they're disgusting ... One of the worst things about this pandemic has been realizing just how horrible so many people are. I never knew how naive I really was until shit started hitting the fan in the US. I'm sure many people here can relate. People you've known for years, and somehow you never realized what a narcissist they are. (The Big Sort was really about Good vs Evil and zombie Trumpster are a cultural metaphor)

John Oliver on coronavirus conspiracy theories: 'People are going to get burned' : Coronavirus



American Tourists Banned in Bahamas After Latest U.S. Coronavirus Numbers : worldnews

Leaky border: Tourists and quarantine cheats threaten Canada amid U.S. COVID-19 surge : worldnews
Montreal man arrested for disobeying mandatory mask rule in Tim Hortons. According to Montreal police spokesperson, pepper spray was used during the arrest. : worldnews

People in France will risk a fine of 135 euros starting Monday for failure to comply with a new decree to wear a mask in public places indoors. As officials noted signs of an uptick in virus circulation, Prime Minister Jean Castex said masks will become compulsory in enclosed public spaces : worldnews

NHS denied PPE at height of Covid-19 as supplier prioritised China : worldnews

Covid-19 outbreak in Xinjiang spreads to second Chinese city : worldnews


An Indian Judge Just Threw a Rape Survivor in Jail for Shouting in Court. Police had made the 22-year-old repeatedly describe her ordeal, then leaked her identity to the neighbourhood : worldnews

Israeli top model Bar Refaeli convicted of tax evasion

Human Rights Watch criticises Japan after report reveals abuse of athletes - A damning new study of sport in Japan has found child athletes have routinely suffered physical, sexual and verbal abuse from their coaches, which led several to take their own lives. : worldnews ... "The Japanese are like everyone else only more so' - Dan Carlin

Japan to pay at least 536 million for companies to leave China : worldnews
15 Japanese firms opt for Vietnam after China : worldnews
Chinese ambassador confronted on live television with Uighur prisoner footage : worldnews
Prime Minster Jacinda Ardern speaks out against Hong Kong security law, and treatment of Uyghurs in a speech to the Chinese business community in New Zealand. : worldnews
China Is Using Uighur Labor to Produce Face Masks : worldnews

Prime Minster Jacinda Ardern speaks out against Hong Kong security law, and treatment of Uyghurs in a speech to the Chinese business community in New Zealand. : worldnews
Chinese ambassador warns NZ: Butt out of Chinese politics and we'll get along fine : worldnews (but we will tell you what to do)
Beijing considers almost all of the 1.3 million square mile South China Sea its sovereign territory and in recent years has built up military fortifications on several islands there. : worldnews (people in Philippines not allowed to leave their island)
The British government has asked Japan to help build its 5G wireless networks without Huawei Technologies, the Nikkei said on Sunday, a further step in a global technology and security war between the United States and China. : worldnews (Xi: you must buy our spying on you equipment!)

South Korea Fines TikTok 186 Million For Selling Children's data ... (186M Won, or, $150,000, that's gotta hurt)
TikTok: Chinese newspaper article says Australia would be "unwise" to probe app ("we might have to kill you")
Three Trump officials have now hinted at a TikTok ban this month : worldnews

Germany violated arms export regulations for decades, study says: Germany has authorized and exported weapons and military equipment to be used in countries with human rights violations and ravaged by war. Wars, including the Yemen conflict : worldnews

NSW police chief vows to block Black Lives Matter protest planned for Sydney : news


Could War With Iran Be an October Surprise? (Trump and Netanyahu's plan to stay out of prison)


Mike Pompeo Being Investigated for 'Questionable' Activities (that's all he does)
The White House is pushing a conspiracy theorist fired from the NSC for a top Pentagon position - CNNPolitics - Rich Higgins, a former aide who says he was fired from the National Security Council in 2017 for sending a conspiratorial memo, is currently being considered to serve as chief of staff to retired Brig. Gen. Anthony Tata

Dem leaders demand FBI briefing on foreign interference campaigntargeting lawmakers (Barr: "when hell freezes over or I'm in prison")

Pelosi To Trump: You're Getting Kicked Out If You Lose The Race Whether You Like It Or Not
Americans Must Be 'Prepared to Mobilize' If Trump Refuses Election Results: Campaign Group : politics
Any of this sound familiar? : PoliticalHumor

Dr. Anthony Fauci to throw first pitch for Nationals on Opening Day : news (in a hazmat suit)

Trump insists he's 'right' on the virus as more Americans get sick and die : worldnews (well?)
Trump incorrectly claims U.S. has "one of the lowest mortality rates" for coronavirus : politics (whoah, doctors are dumb also)
Where Is the Outrage? | Americans are getting sick and dying while Trump plays a political game. : politics
As U.S. breaks case records Trump says hes resurrecting daily coronavirus briefings (with him as the star)
Trump to bring back White House coronavirus briefings in attempt to revive faltering campaign - The Washington Post
America is sleepwalking toward economic catastrophe due to covid 19 : Coronavirus

'We can't pull it off' : Florida sheriff says he can't muster security for GOP convention ... Williams, a Republican (yeah, LEO's are Republicans in confederate states)
Republican governors have been holding secret conference calls to complain about Trump's chaotic coronavirus response, report says : politics
American Death Cult: Why has the Republican response to the pandemic been so mind-bogglingly disastrous? : politics

Beware of a Cornered Trump - The closer defeat looms, the more deranged his administration will become. : politics

Trump's sweaty Fox News interview shows his 2020 chances melting away ... held outside because he wanted to "make Wallace sweat" - Like, no one in the fucking White House realized that maybe Wallace would maybe not visibly sweat while Trump would be his typical melting pile of smegma?
Donald Trump, Fox News grandpa: TV tells him what to do, and he does it : politics
Trump Holds Up a Chart on Fox News That Shows He's Lying, Then Lies About What It Says (in collusion with Birx)
Column: Why is President Trump so proud of passing a test only those with dementia fail? : politics
'Biden couldn't answer those questions': Trump boasts of passing cognitive test of animal pictures and basic numeracy : politics
Trumps Frontotemporal Dementia and the 2020 State of the Union Address Part 1
Found this in the Chris Wallace interview : PoliticalHumor


y We blew it: Why America still hasn't gotten the coronavirus under control - Axios - America spent the spring building a bridge to August, spending trillions and shutting down major parts of society. The expanse was to be a bent coronavirus curve, and the other side some semblance of normal, where kids would go to school and their parents to work. The bottom line: We blew it, building a pier instead.
No testing for you - Lawyers, Guns & Money - I just ran into a new (to me) term: "doomscrolling" This means spending too much time reading depressing news, which these days means reading news I suppose. Speaking of which:
Edward Luce on Twitter: "White House is insisting on zero money for testing & contact tracing in Congress stimulus bill - zero. Trump would rather America flies blind on pandemic than register a rising infection rate. This is way worse than negligence. He knows exactly what he's doing." / Twitter

Corporate giants shut down Trump texting program - POLITICO - It took days to resolve anti-spam concerns that halted a July 4 test run, costing Trump donations and raising GOP fears about November.

Texas GOP picks notorious bigot who was forced out of the Army as its new leader - Texas GOP picks notorious bigot who was forced out of the Army as its new leaderFormer Rep. Allen West is known for his virulently Islamophobic, racist, misogynistic, and anti-Semitic comments.

Trump administration rule lets shelters decide who is a woman based on facial hair

Opinion | Does the Lincoln Project have a secret agenda? The answer is surprising. - The Washington Post ... Weaver insisted the group would actively work against Republicans who obstruct a Biden presidency, which would face a deeper crisis than in 2009, when Republicans tried to obstruct Obama in hopes of profiting off continuing economic misery ... (Make Republicans Less Evil)

'A very dark feeling' : Hundreds camp out in Oklahoma unemployment lines ... Donald Trump won the election in Oklahoma with 65.3% of the vote. Hillary Clinton received 28.9% of the vote. Considered a safe Republican state, Oklahoma has voted Republican in fifteen of the last sixteen elections It was also one of two states where Trump won every county, the other being West Virginia. (maybe don't vote to kill yourselves? or is that too complicated?) ... When you vote for CROOKS to control your government, they are going to treat you and your government like poop (deep red Fucklahoma)

Biden eyes GOP supporters while Trump focuses on his base
Hillary Clintons Resistance Group Has Resisted Spending Big on Candidates ... donated just $21,700 to six political candidates and political committees in 2019 and the first half of 2020, (Hillary and Bloomfuck, useless posturing liars)
Trump doesn't even pretend to campaign on merit ...

Too orange to fail - Lawyers, Guns & Money -- According to Dahlia Lithwick, Mary Trump's new book isn't really so much about Trump per se -- whose being a narcissist with absolutely no redeeming characteristics she simply takes for granted -- as about why so many people have propped him up for so long even though he's a person with absolutely no redeeming qualities:


Trump Prepping To Dispatch Federal Squads To More Democratic Cities, Warns Mark Meadows : politics
U.S. officials defend Portland crackdown: 'We're not going to apologize' : news
President Trump Has Reenergized Portland's Protest
Watching Trump's shock troops descend onto Portland, it's hard not to feel doomed : politics
As the Barrstapo invades the streets of American cities... : PoliticalHumor
Trump's 'law and order' is starting to look like martial law : politics
What You Need To Know About The Battle of Portland - bellingcat --- State and Federal law enforcement are at war with the people of Portland. (Portland/Oregon cops are confederate racist assholes)

Portland protester and Navy veteran Christopher David was beaten and pepper-sprayed by federal troops in standoff at federal courthouse - The Washington Post
A Navy veteran says he was beaten and pepper sprayed by authorities while attending his first protest in Portland : news ... federal agents scouring the streets and making arrests in unmarked vans ...
'No Tactics... Just Seemed Like a Gang': Navy Veteran Speaks Out After Attack by Secret Police in Viral Video Viewed Nearly 10 Million Times : politics

Out of Portland tear gas, an apparition emerges - Los Angeles Times
Flower Power (photograph) - Wikipedia

Homeland Security making plans to deploy some 150 agents in Chicago this week, with scope of duty unknown - Chicago Tribune (phase two of Trump's takeover)


Congresswoman Maxine Waters jumps out of her car to intervene as black man stopped by police : politics

/u/nokeakua describes how police pepper-sprayed and attacked a small group that was peacefully and lawfully protesting, including a video he took : bestof

Man driving his truck in Florida : pics

Noisy Black Lives Matter supporters crash Pro Police rally at Civic Center Park, bring it to an end : news


The Trumpiest Trumps Outside of Trumpland - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Patricia and Mark McCloskey Charged for Pointing Guns at Protesters | Law & Crime
St. Louis couple charged for pulling guns at protest
St. Louis lawyers Mark and Patricia McCloskey charged with menacing protesters - The Washington Post - Lawyers Mark and Patricia McCloskey wielded guns as marchers moved past their home (dumbass Refuck gov says their 'castle" includes streets) ... Mark McCloskey appeared on Fox News Monday night ... The Missouri governor may only grant a pardon after a conviction is imposed (Trumpsters attack the DA for doing her job)


Son of federal judge killed after gunman opened fire at her home : worldnews ... The case, Karimi v. Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft et al., No. 20-cv-08978 was filed on July 15, 2020, and has been assigned to Judge Esther Salas ... the Bank failed to properly monitor customers that the Bank itself deemed to be high risk, including, among others, the convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.... hmmmmmm ("among others" = Trump Family Crime Ring)
Attempted murder of a Federal Judge : worldnews
Mens Rights Lawyer Eyed in Shooting of NJ Judges FamilyLaw enforcement sources say Roy Den Hollander was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound after the crime ... Hollander described himself on his website as an anti-feminist (incel murderer)
Federal judge's son shot and killed, husband injured in attack at their NJ home : news
Rush Limbaugh and "feminazis" - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The news that the son of federal judge Esther Salas was apparently murdered by a "men's rights activistt" and Fox News guest obsessed with "feminazis" inspired me to do a bit of research regarding the term. As a practical matter the term was invented by Rush Limbaugh.
Suspect in federal judge's home ambush railed against her in misogynistic book - The writings are littered with language common among the most extreme anti-feminist communities on the web, some of which the man was a member of (yeah, def an exteme mascunazi incel



The Left is Now the Right - Reporting by Matt Taibbi (reveals his Russian roots again)

Fox News, Ed Henry, Sean Hannity & Tucker Carlson Sued In Sex Trafficking, Sexual Harassment & Retaliation Suit : television (shit, Fox was running the pizza pedo ring! really!)
Lawsuit accuses former Fox News reporter Ed Henry of rape, says Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson harassed other woman (Fox fucker assholes)
Ex-Fox News Star Ed Henry Accused of Raping Jennifer Eckhart in Brutal New Lawsuit - the lawsuit also claims sexual harassment by Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity, Howard Kurtz, and Gianno Caldwell.

Nothing on this page is real: How lies become truth in online America


TIL that the average workweek for a manufacturing employee in the 1890s was 100 hours. The five day, 40-hour workweek didn't become standard until 1940 thanks to the passing of the Fair Labor Standards Act, which required employers to pay overtime to anyone working more than 40 hours. : todayilearned (slaves for capitalist masters)

Require Ethnic Studies - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The Trump administration has been a giant exercise in why the humanities and social sciences are absolutely necessary for our society to survive. The racism, the misinformation, the misogyny, the lack of empathy, the false histories -- all of this has happened at least in some part because of the deemphasis on studying people and their societies in favor of the STEM/Business/Professional School fetisn. (just become a BezosBot or a Muskatron +Jerry "Asshole" Brown vetoed it in 2018)
Erik Visits an American Grave, Part 657 - Lawyers, Guns & Money - This is the grave of Lydia Maria Child.


Rein in campus police - The Boston Globe - Law enforcement officers on university and college campuses have too much power and less accountability than municipal police (the corrupt Cambridge cops to Harvard laundry cycle)



Whole Foods workers file federal lawsuit over Black Lives Matter masks - The Boston Globe
Whole Foods employees file lawsuit against grocery chain for allegedly disciplining workers who wore BLM masks : news
In major shift, attorney generals office would get new role in police deadly force investigations under House reform bill -- an authority now restricted to local district attorneys who often work with police they are tasked with investigating (and then the crooked copsters get a raise)

Joe Kennedy, tasked with grilling five pharma companies at a hearing tomorrow, owns ~$1.7 million of stock in three of them : boston

An interesting truck I saw : boston (MAGA meth truck)
NRA Forgets To Rise Up Against Tyrannical Government : PoliticalHumor

Fitchburg man, 66, arrested for fifth alleged OUI in Sandwich, police say - The Boston Globe - after he led Sandwich police on a chase ... Police said the pursuit continued into Bourne on Route 6A, and that Leonard continued over the Sagamore Bridge
Man in Wheelchair Killed By Car In Quincy; Driver Charged With 5th OUI : boston
Kanye West fails to submit petition signatures needed to get on SC presidential ballot | Palmetto Politics | postandcourier.com
Kanye West Breaks Down Crying Amid Bizarre President Campaign Rally | Hollywood Reporter (MAGA Fuckye says Harriet Tubman was a slave dealer but slavery was voluntary)
Rapper Kanye West criticizes Harriet Tubman at rally - The Boston Globe
u/TheBirminghamBear gives a very probable glimpse why Kanye West is running for President, due to going off his meds while making then publicizing his new album : bestof


TIL that Jackie Kennedy had to leave her first job out of college because her boss was concerned that she was not yet married at age 22. : todayilearned ... Jackie had a miscarriage, a stillborn baby, and a child who died after two days of being alive (drunk all the time, time have changed, for the better in some ways)


Solar energy breakthrough creates electricity from invisible light | Discoveries could lead to next-generation solar cells that are cheaper and more efficient than current commercial panels : technology

Astrophysicists on Monday published the largest-ever 3D map of the Universe, the result of an analysis of more than four million galaxies and ultra-bright, energy-packed quasars : worldnews


What has simultaneously gotten worse and more expensive? : AskReddit


What is something normal that scares the shit out of you? : AskReddit

Redditors, how would you feel about an option to block subreddits which you do not want to view? Would you be happy with this possible addition? : AskReddit




071920


Coronavirus is crushing tourism and cutting off a lifeline for wildlife


MA COVID-19 Data 7/19/20 : boston
218 New Confirmed Cases; 1.6% Positive - July 19 : CoronavirusMa - 106,882 total confirmed cases - 13624 new tests - -1 hospital; -22 icu; -2 intubated - 12 new deaths; 8213 total - 78 new probable; 6652 total - 0 probable deaths; 218 total
Should MA be doing more to eliminate the likely possibility of a second surge of COVID cases in MA? : CoronavirusMa


At M Street Beach in Boston, its crowds and sun and few masks and little social distancing
Obviously the last thing we want to do is turn into Florida: Beachgoers forgo masks, distancing despite COVID-19 warnings

U/imaginetrumpinprison explains outcome if schools reopen : bestof
Is re-opening schools without suppressing the virus viable? - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Absolutely not:
Teacher Dies of Coronavirus After Warning That Parents Are Violating Isolation and Sending Kids to School : Coronavirus


'Superspreading' events, triggered by people who may not even know they are infected, propel coronavirus pandemic -- a small percentage transmit it with alarming efficiency.
Older Children Spread the Coronavirus Just as Much as Adults, New Study Finds - The New York Times - The study of nearly 65,000 people in South Korea suggests that school reopenings will trigger more outbreaks (Die for Trump and Musk!)
Study: Middle and high schoolers can spread coronavirus as effectively as adults : Coronavirus
Healthy 13-Year-Old California Boy Dies After Experiencing COVID-19 Symptoms : Coronavirus

Oxford University's team 'absolutely on track', coronavirus vaccine likely to be available by September : Coronavirus
Israeli doctor reinfected with coronavirus 3 months after recovering : Coronavirus
'Only those with plastic visors were infected' Swiss government warns against face shields

Florida Keys having first outbreak of Dengue fever in 10 years : news

Gasping, afraid and aloneWould we take the pandemic more seriously if we understood what it' ike to die a COVID-19 death?
'Come see what we see' : Mississippi doctors decry virus denials, conspiracies as cases surge

Coronavirus updates: Trump challenged over claims as L.A. mayor warns city is 'on the brin' kof new stay-home order

Vermont Goes 30+ Days with No COVID-19 Deaths : Coronavirus

Texas requests more mortuary trucks as coronavirus deaths hit triple digits for third day in a row : Coronavirus
I Was a Military COVID Planner. Trust Me: Texas Is in Deep, Deep Trouble - Things are pretty bad right now in the Lone Star State. But the real pain is likely to come during hurricane season, when as many as 19 named storms are projected to hit.

Florida reports more than 12,000 new Covid-19 cases, again, as governor declines to mandate masks
Florida coronavirus: State surpasses 350k cases, percent positivity drops under 12% : Coronavirus
Florida Virus Out of Control, Lockdown Needed: Ex-HHS Chief
Coronavirus Florida: Editorial: In the worst public health crisis in generations, DeSantis is a massive fail : politics

In addition to being sued over a mask mandate and voluntary advisory guidelines on COVID-19, @Gov @govKemp has asked for an emergency injunction to "restrain" me from issuing press statements and speaking to the press. Far more have sacrificed too much more for me to be silent. (Kempter is gagging his mayors)

Eschaton: Cancel Culture - The Oberlin Student Council won't stop until all of our tongues have been cut out.

In one American county, 71% of new cases is from private gatherings : Coronavirus (San Bernadino)


Face Masks Really Do Matter. The Scientific Evidence Is Growing. : Coronavirus
NIH Director defends Fauci, says it's 'bizarre' that mask-wearing became political issue : Coronavirus
Prosecutors: Man told to 'put on a mask like the rest of us' pulled gun on Fred Meyer shopper
No mask, no entry. Is that clear enough? That seems pretty clear, right? (NC full of entitled murderers)

Divorces have increased during the Coronavirus pandemic and lawyers are expecting more : Coronavirus


Cubans celebrate no local transmission of COVID-19 for first time in four months : worldnews (someone call Cruz and Dubio)


Ancient Buddha statue discovered in Pak, destroyed by construction workers for being 'unIslamic' : worldnews (next up for the muzfuckers: the pyramids)


Police took down their pants, pointed genitals at us, and said, 'take freedom': Muslim women in northeast Delhi - Maktoob : worldnews


China's UK ambassador denise, as he was confronted with footage of shackled prisoners being herded on to trains in Xinjiang use of Uighurs despite fresh drone footage: ... insisted Uighur people live "peaceful and harmonious coexistence with other ethnic groups" as he was confronted with footage of shackled prisoners being herded on to trains in Xinjiang (Xi will use your eyes for organ doners)


Thousands rally in Russia for 8th straight day of anti-Putin protests : worldnews


Trump not ready to commit to election results if he loses
Trump declines to say he'll accept results of election: "I have to see" : politics (what he said last time)


Pompeo says US should limit which human rights it defends - Pompeo singled out property rights and religious freedom as "foremost" principles and complained about the "proliferation" of protections in international agreements related to human rights. (capitalists and satangelicals for Dumbpeo)

No way! : PoliticalHumor


California Gov Was Reportedly Told He'd Have to Do the White House a Favor to Get Help With Testing Swabs ... This is LITERALLY the scenario they painted during the Senate trial: what if instead of a foreign head of state, Trump tried to extort a US Governor? This is the EXACT thing Schiff and the others warned about, and sure enough, here we are. ("a little this for a lot of that)

Two Stolen Years - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Lawrence O. Gostin, professor of global health law at Georgetown, told me he doesn't expect American life to feel truly normal before summer 2022. Two years of our lives, stolen by Donald Trump ... There's no EMAILS! waiting in the wings that can cause people to overlook the fact that their grandmother died alone and their kids can't t go to school and they're facing eviction. But a lot of lives will be ruined by their delusions in the meantime. And the countless elite journalists who were faced with a genuine national crisis in 2016 and responded by rubbing their thighs raw over a bunch of inane bullshit should never be forgiven. (hi, Maggie, you evil bitch)

Coronavirus updates: Trump dismisses rising cases as deaths mount - The Washington Post ("we're killing the right kind of people" he said, "many of those case shouldn't even be cases" "Many of those cases are young people that would heal in a day" )
Trump says that Fauci is a 'little bit of an alarmist' ("I killed 140,000 people, so what")
Dr. Fauci built a truce. Trump is destroying it. - The Washington Post - One man, six presidents and the fragile balance between politics and science. (oh, pls, REPUBLICANS and science)
'I'll be right eventually' : Trump again insists coronavirus will disappear, citing no evidence
The best Trump interview yet? Fox News host Chris Wallace cheered, blasted for his grilling of the president
Fox News' Chris Wallace finally gave Americans the Donald Trump interview they deserve : politics (links)
Chris Wallace Laughs As Trump Insists Cognitive Test Was 'Very Hard' : politics
Trump Shrugs Off COVID Death Toll in Fox News Interview: It Is What It Is
Trump Boasts of Putting 'a Lot More Water' in Dishwashers & Bringing Back 'Old-Fashioned' Bulbs : politics
White House and Senate GOP at odds over CDC funding for testing and tracing - CNNPolitics ("we're not going to spend any more money on that fake demonrat hoax" they said)
Trump Administration Aims to Block New Funding for Coronavirus Testing and Tracing - The New York Times - a method that allows for much faster tracking of new infections (the last thing Refucks want)
As Trump Ignores Virus Crisis, Republicans Start to Contradict Him - The New York Times - President Trump continues to press for a quick return to life as usual, but Republicans who fear a rampaging disease and angry voters are increasingly going their own way.
Leaders in states seeing 'out of control' coronavirus surges debate mask mandates, rolling back reopenings
Eschaton: The Problem With The Discourse Is That It Lives Up Its Own Ass
flavortown alderman on Twitter: "This is just a selection of WaPo opinion pieces recently run about the most important issue of the day: how cancel culture has killed over 140,000 Americans and is snatching people off the street without due process https://t.co/TRcfiHfiZr" / Twitter

Republicans eye sweeping shield from coronavirus liability - Los Angeles Times - The liability proposal, drafted by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and senior Republican John Cornyn of Texas

Eschaton: Women Can Be Bad, Too - The villain of this piece is Birx (aside from Trump, of course) ... That aside, throughout the all of this there has been a tendency for people to want/hope that Birx was Actually Good. Some of this is just generally hoping that the people around Trump are staying in it because they hope they can do a small bit of good, instead of just being incompetent evil shits like he is. But there's also the common belief that women can't be as bad as the men, and of course both men and women exploit this fact, often with the help of credulous PR agents acting as journalists (Haberman doing years of PR work for Hope Hicks (still!) and Ivanka (not as much, or at least not as obviously)) Sometimes women are just bad, too.
Dr Birx told President Trump in April that the coronavirus would soon be gone and influenced the administration's push to reopen the economy and lift lockdown : politics (nice reputation you had there)


Coronavirus, Conspiracy Theory, and Denialism | The New Yorker (Trump has killed more people than the Serbs, which is saying something)
I expect you to die - Lawyers, Guns & Money - 142,000 Americans dead with no end in sight and Donald Trump still sees this as a PR problem he can just bullshit his way through: ... I'm sure the GOP's "pass a deliberately inadequate relief bill and let the bodies pile up" approach will change the game, though.

Look on MSNBC Hosts Face Is Priceless as Experts Unanimously Agree US Should Reopen Schools (Adelson's Refuck propaganda rag thinks they owned the libtards)

Pandemic surge damages Trump, boosting Biden's White House bid: POLL - ABC News - Public preference for Biden in trust to handle the pandemic has soared ... Biden leads Trump on the issue by a 20-point margin, 54-34%.
Biden leads by double digits as coronavirus takes a toll on the president, Post-ABC poll finds - The Washington Post
New polls show Joe Biden is winning suburbanites by a historic margin - CNNPolitics (so now we're down to the confederate rural dumbfucks)
Donald Trump's campaign to paint Joe Biden as mentally unfit becomes a gamble : politics ("I'm not totally insane, you are!")
Trump leans on 2016 tactic to crack Biden support - POLITICO - campaign is pouring millions of dollars into a plan to weaken Joe Biden among swing state voters of color (Kanye and two other crazy black guys)

Trump wants a 'law and order' election. He's losing that battle. - CNNPolitics
What a Trump loss could look like (opinion) - CNN

Beautiful World Wars - Lawyers, Guns & Money - This is completely bonkers:
Aaron Rupar on Twitter: ""We won two world wars. Beautiful world wars. That were vicious and horrible. And we won them out of Fort Bragg, we won them out of all of these forts, and now they want to throw those names away" -- Trump https://t.co/ICGy2GTnXn" / Twitter
Aaron Rupar on Twitter: ""Ready? Will you please get me the mortality rate? Kayleigh is right here... I heard we have the best mortality rate" - the WH just flat out made up a chart to create a false impression that the US has the best mortality rate in the world during Trump's interview w/ Chris Wallace https://t.co/yw8QGBTRVs" / Twitter


The Data Proves Mail-In Voting Is Safe From Fraud & COVID-19 : politics (but Kayleigh says Trump won't let data get in the way)

Quiver Quantitative : Paycheck Protection Program Recipient Map (Kane Donuts: $500,000)

Donald Trump has unified America -- against him. The president's assault on decency has created an emerging coalition, across boundaries of race, class and partisan politics
Trump says he's not offended by the Confederate flag ("they were very good traitors" he said, "almost as good as me")

Twitter disables Trump tweet over copyright complaint : politics (they always steal shit, all the time)

Opinion: Republican rule requires a massive Democratic clean up : politics

Newly Unearthed Documents Show Multiple Meetings Between Giuliani and Barr -- and Gowdy -- in 2019

Mike Pompeo, enemy of American values - U.S. News - Haaretz.com ... eyeing a presidential run in 2024, gave a 'pro-human rights' speech that was actually a defense of the violation of human rights (Fathead Rumpeo 2024!)

Roger Stone Uses Racial Slur on Radio Show - The New York Times - Mr. Stone, while being questioned about the commutation of his sentence by President Trump, used a racial slur in referring to his interviewer, who is Black. ("I did not, you're out of your mind!" Stone screamed)
Roger Stone calls Black radio host racial slur on air in Los Angeles : news

Marco Rubio, Dan Sullivan pay tribute to John Lewis using the photo of a different black congressman : politics (Flubio is totally dumb)

Growing collection of fallen symbols is a sign of progress, experts say - The Boston Globe

Night 51: Riot declared at police union, tear gas used at Justice Center | KOIN.com - Peaceful protests began Saturday afternoon (cops escalated)

Pelosi, Blumenaur condemn 'egregious abuses of power' by Trump against Oregon protestors : politics
Feds, right-wing media paint Portland as 'city under siege' A tour of town shows otherwise (who you gonna believe, your lyin' eyes or Fucker Carlson?)

Trump May Use DHS Stormtroopers To Stop People from Voting. Dems Must Plan Accordingly : politics
Trump's Military Tactics in Portland Will Likely Backfire
Is this what democracy looks like? With federal goons in the streets, history hangs in the balance: Whether the Trump regime's Portland gambit is purely political or an attempted coup, the danger is enormous : politics
Portland's Pretext: Barr's Long History Manipulating Law to Put Federal Forces on U.S. Streets

'This could happen in your city': Portland mayor issues stark warning over Trump admin's use of federal troops to quell protests : politics (time for Boogaloo 3)
Portland Mayor: Feds Escalated the Situation : politics
Moms Form Human Shield In Front Of Portland Protestors : politics
Zane Sparling on Twitter: "Federal police strike protester with baton, use pepper spray and tear gas outside courthouse in Portland https://t.co/VX2xTVaaYq" / Twitter
Robert Evans (The Only Robert Evans) on Twitter: "I am beginning to think the Feds may have made a tactical error in gassing the moms." / Twitter
Oregon attorney general sues federal agencies for allegedly violating protesters's civil rights
Evidence shows Portland police working with federal officers at protests, contradicting city officials : politics
Federal agents deployed to Portland did not have training in riot control : NYT : politics (you know what they were "trained" in)
Trumps made-for-TV fascism in Portland wont get him re-elected. It may get someone killed | Will Bunch

Within the Boston Police Department, complaints against officers are rarely confirmed or result in punishment - The Boston Globe

Homeowner says she got racist letter for showing support for Black Lives Matter - ABC7 New York ... in the town of Stoneham, Massachusetts ...

Officer Who Pressed His Knee on George Floyd's Neck Drew Scrutiny Long Before ... It turns out that not holding police officers accountable for their criminal actions produces criminal law enforcement officials

Police use drones to monitor nudity at Minnesota beach : news

Chicago police officer punched teenager in mouth during protest, activists say : news


The family that owns The New York Times were slaveholders: Goodwin ... Bertha Levy Ochs, the mother of Times patriarch Adolph S. Ochs, supported the South and slavery. She was caught smuggling medicine to Confederates in a baby carriage and her brother Oscar joined the rebel army ,,,


Individuals with Dark Triad traits-Machiavellianism, Narcissism, Psychopathy-more frequently signal virtuous victimhood : science (hello Charlie Baker)

IndraSun comments on IsItBullshit: Americans could've turned the tide of the Vietnam War if only they pushed for a little bit longer (your military has always been corrupt)
OnkelMickwald comments on How does people in your country see Yalta conference?


60 FPS views of Tokyo, Japan from 1913-1915 : videos


What is a lot unhealthier than most people think it is? : AskReddit




071820

Comet NEOWISE at Walden Pond last night : boston

'Putting nature first' could create nearly 400 million jobs by 2030 : worldnews (Republicans: "we would rather you all die")
Siberian heatwave 'made 600 times more likely by climate change' | Team of international researchers found that the prolonged heat like the Arctic region experienced this year would only happen less than once in every 80,000 years without human-induced climate change : worldnews
The Arctic Is on Fire Again, and It's Even Worse This Time : worldnews

Shocking images show illegal fires raging in the Amazon rainforest in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso despite blazes having been illegal there since July 1 : worldnews (burn it all down Bolsonaro)


For first time, world records one million coronavirus cases in 100 hours: Reuters tally : worldnews
259,848 new cases of coronavirus were reported on Friday, the biggest one-day increase so far, according to WHO. 27% was in the U.S. 7,360 new deaths worldwide : Coronavirus
More than 78,000 new cases in the U.S. so far today : Coronavirus


MA COVID-19 Data 7/18/20 : boston
177 New Confirmed Cases; 1.4% Positive - July 18 : CoronavirusMa - 106,664 total confirmed cases - 12064 new tests - -16 hospital; +10 icu; +9 intubated - 17 new deaths; 8201 total - 182 new probable; 6574 total - 0 probable deaths; 218 total
Number of COVID-19 hospitalizations drops below 500 in Massachusetts as the state reports 177 new cases (1.4% positive rate) and 17 deaths : Coronavirus (compare AZ same population, 2742 new cases)



MA is 1 of 4 states that meet basic criteria to reopen and stay safe : boston -- Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Vermont ... Twenty-two states and Washington, DC, hit two or three of the benchmarks. The other 24 achieved zero or one. (more Republicans=more deaths : build the wall)

Revere Beach now. : boston (better then Florifuck)

It's a boom season for Cape rentals because of the COVID-19 pandemic - Homeowners fretted during a slow spring before getting flooded with requests in the past month


Delays in declaring a state emergency or delay in closing schools were associated with more deaths, with each day of delay increasing mortality risk by 5 to 6%, finds a new study based on 50 US states published in Clinical Infectious Diseases (8 July 2020). : science (Republifucker Death Cult killed a lot of people)
Authority Jerkoff -- Huge numbers of Americans will be dead, have permanent health issues, and/or be economically immiserated because the Trump administration's only significant COVID-19 focus was passing the buck and hoping things would go away ... But their ultimate goal was to shift responsibility for leading the fight against the pandemic from the White House to the states ... at the heart of what would become at once a catastrophic policy blunder and an attempt to escape blame for a crisis that had engulfed the country -- perhaps one of the greatest failures of presidential leadership in generations ... For scientific affirmation, they turned to Dr. Deborah L. Birx, the sole public health professional in the Meadows group. A highly regarded infectious diseases expert, she was a constant source of upbeat news for the president and his aides, walking the halls with charts emphasizing that outbreaks were gradually easing ...


Coronavirus: Any UK vaccine to be made in Britain 'for fear US will take it', scientists say : worldnews (they mean Jared)
Oxfords Covid-19 vaccine will be produced in Moscow
COVID-19 antibody test passes first major trials in UK with 98.6% accuracy : worldnews
Hebrew U. scientist: Drug could eradicate COVID-19 from lungs in days - The Jerusalem Post - New study shows how coronavirus controls metabolism and which FDA-approved drug could stop it ... FDA-approved drug Fenofibrate (Tricor) could reduce SARS-CoV-2's ability to reproduce or even make it disappear ...
Hebrew U. scientist: Drug could eradicate COVID-19 from lungs in days : Coronavirus
Researchers look into cannabis as a potential COVID-19 treatment - CBS News - Experts from the University of Nebraska and the Texas Biomedical Research Institute are recommending that scientists study the anti-inflammatory properties in CBD as a potential treatment for lung inflammation caused by the coronavirus.
Researchers look into cannabis as a potential COVID-19 treatment : Coronavirus
Mouthwash may help prevent COVID-19 transmission, this study shows : Coronavirus (dentists should know this)
How much does viral load contribute to the severity of symptoms for COVID-19? : askscience

Fauci holds up New York as model for fighting coronavirus -- "They did it correctly"
Fauci admonishes those flouting coronavirus guidelines: 'You're part of the problem' : Coronavirus
Dr. Fauci says it will take 'months to a year or more' to know whether lingering COVID-19 symptoms in young people could be chronic illnesses : Coronavirus (open da schoolz!)

Opinion | The Great American Crackup is underway - The Washington Post ("Utah MOms for More Death Especially Teachers" holds a rally)
#Whites - Lawyers, Guns & Money (the rich are hiring their own teachers, everybody else can fuck off and die)

'Masking is a satanic ritual': Group protests outside Spokane health officer's house over state mask mandate : Coronavirus
'Masking is a satanic ritual': Group protests outside Spokane health officer's house over state mask mandate | The Spokesman-Review ... A group of about 30 people gathered with a megaphone outside Spokane Regional Health Officer Dr Bob Lutz's house ... megaphone ... "The vaccine is coming with a chip" ... "I am not a conspiracy theorist. I'm realist" ... "Nobody has the authority over anybody else," (why murder is free)
Mistrust of a coronavirus vaccine on rise in U.S : Coronavirus (many don't trust guess who)

Older Children Spread the Coronavirus Just as Much as Adults, Large Study Finds : Coronavirus
SF Health Director says average age of COVID patients at SF hospital is 41: 'We are all at risk' - SFGate
Average age of Coloradans testing positive for COVID-19 now 32 | 9news.com

'It's not fake' : Tampa mother of twins, family sick with COVID-19 urges people to believe in coronavirus ... "Actual doctors and scientists who have told us the facts from Day 1... but let's all wait for Florida Moms opinion. This is how stupid America is."

Gov. Andrew Cuomo Introduces Three Strikes, You're Closed Policy For Bars, Restaurants That Violate COVID-19 Restrictions
Governor Phil Murphy tells N.J. coronavirus critics to go down to Georgia and see how that feels' : Coronavirus (good one)

'We really need help': Coronavirus overwhelms rural Oregon : Coronavirus ... Eastern Oregon's population is full of people who will die from CV19 just to prove their freedoms. (Republican dumbfuck assholes)

More infectious mutation of COVID-19 tied to spike in Nevada cases (NCOVID-19 D614G, this virus has gone through 5 mutations in 8 months) : Coronavirus

Arizona records 147 new COVID-19 deaths : Coronavirus
Coronavirus USA Status Map - Arizona (RonaFuckaZona)
Coronavirus USA Status Map - texass
Coronavirus USA Status Map (Florifucked)
Coronavirus USA Status Map (miserouri)
Coronavirus USA Status Map (Jackson, MO)

Arizona reports 2,742 new coronavirus cases, 147 more deaths : Coronavirus
Georgia adds 4,689 cases, 36 more reported deaths : Coronavirus

'We're fighting our own state' : Southern mayors push back on state coronavirus response (Refuck govs, Dem mayors)
Florida governor: I won't close gyms over virus because people there are 'in good shape' : Coronavirus
Gov. Kemp blames spike in COVID-19 cases on widespread protests on racial injustice : Coronavirus

Missouri Loses Access To Its Own Hospital Data Following Federal Reporting Changes : Coronavirus ... "November will be the darkest month" ... (Trumped)

Texas attorney general says religious private schools "need not comply" with local health orders to close : politics ... Are... are they claiming a religious exemption for the right to endanger and possibly kill children?

Oklamona Gov. "Shocked" To Test Positive For COVID-19 Despite Not Wearing A Mask
Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt, who recently attended President Trumps Tulsa campaign rally and didnt wear a mask, confirmed Wednesday that he has tested positive for COVID-19. He is the first U.S. governor to report a positive test ("Shocked" +his face)

Parents break isolation, beloved kindergarten teacher dies. : Coronavirus (where's the death penalty? or is this a "stand your ground and spread the deadly virus" situation?)
Doctor who survived COVID-19 bewildered by public disregard : Coronavirus
Doctor who survived COVID-19 bewildered by public disregard - The sharp increase in confirmed virus cases in Alabama has coincided with the reopening of restaurants, bars, theaters, gyms, sports leagues and churches that were all closed down when the virus first hit. Although most have opened at a diminished capacity and with restrictions in place, many patrons havent been following recommended precautions.

As churches reopen, coronavirus outbreaks are sprouting and some are keeping doors shut : Coronavirus (die for Jesus)

'Some of the wackiest stuff' : Branson's 8-hour mask debate wades into Nazis, communism

88% of Canada's coronavirus cases are considered recovered
Zero Covid deaths in London hospitals for second day in a row. : Coronavirus (even fucking Boris did it better)

After Italy's pandemic nightmare, economy falters -- and poverty spreads

Trio tied to U.S. military lied about Japan travel plans, then tested positive for COVID-19 : worldnews ... a U.S. couple in their 40s and their daughter, under 10 ... (lock them up in separate cages)

Indonesia overtakes China with highest coronavirus cases in East Asia : worldnews

Colombia Sees Bouts Of Looting As Coronavirus Fallout Puts People Out Of Work : worldnews

Long lines form every morning in one of the Bolivian cities hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic as desperate people wait to buy small bottles of chlorine dioxide, a toxic bleaching agent that has been falsely touted as a cure for COVID-19 and myriad other diseases : worldnews
India's ruling party leader: "Drink cow urine to fight coronavirus" : worldnews
China promotes bear bile as coronavirus treatment, alarming wildlife advocates

Iranian President Rouhani says 25 million Iranians infected with COVID-19 : worldnews

Iranian President Rouhani says 25 million Iranians infected with COVID-19 : worldnews ... But they will listen to their Chinese masters and say nothing about the Uighurs... State and Religious hypocrisy at its finest ...


After 6 years of dictatorship? government, Today Thai people starts to fight back. : pics (hunger games sign)

China on highest flood alert as 38m people evacuated : worldnews

Hong Kong police arrest pro-democracy politician set to run for legislature : worldnews

The well-deserved detriment of the anti-Bibi rioters - The Jerusalem Post (Likud propaganda in JP)

Six opposition activists have been arrested in Azerbaijan a day after President Ilham Aliyev announced the need to resolve the issue of the 'fifth column' -- referring to the opposition, who he called worse than Armenians

Ten thousand march in Russian far east in support of detained governor : worldnews (too late, he already "fell" out a window)
Russian opposition leader's home raided by police. : worldnews (democracy jumped out a window in Russia, baby Trump drools)
World's Most Wanted Man Jan Marsalek Located in Belarus; Data Points to Russian Intel Links - bellingcat
Today this Russian journalist was detained for holding empty paper sheet. No that's not a fake (how very Chinese)


US has 'several' indications Iran has put portions of air defense on high alert : worldnews ... Well, shit keeps "mysteriously" exploding or catching fire all around the country for like 2 weeks now. ... I don't blame them. (Netanfuckyu trying to get Trumpster reelected bc he's screwed otherwise)

TikTok says Australian users' data won't be shared with foreign power - As TikTok claims it would never hand over user information on Australian users to foreign governments, the company's own transparency reporting reveals hundreds of instances where user data has been handed over to governments.

UK: Police officer suspended after video emerged of him kneeling on Black man's neck : worldnews

Far-left French politician accuses Jews of deicide : worldnews ... The concept of Jewish deicide refers to the belief that the Jewish people are collectively responsible for the death of Jesus ...
15th century cathedral in Nantes/France on fire : worldnews

Mexican drug cartel showing off their equipment : WTF (Joe Biden's War on Drugs!)

Canada police investigate vandalism of monument to Nazi troops as hate crime : worldnews


US has 'lost its mind,' China's foreign minister tells Russian counterpart ... You don't need to tell Russia -- they have the receipts


Biden Says He's Getting Intel Briefs, Warns of Russian Meddling
Biden warns of Russian election meddling after receiving intelligence briefings : worldnews ... At least someone is reading the briefings ...

'The virus doesn't care about excuses': US faces terrifying autumn as Covid-19 surges : Coronavirus {+flu)

Trump says 'I don't agree' with CDC director's mask message ("real men wear makeup, not masks," he said)
Trump administration pushing to block new money for testing, tracing, and CDC in upcoming coronavirus relief bill - The Washington Post - Trump administration pushing to block new money for testing, tracing, and CDC in upcoming coronavirus relief bill - White House posture angers GOP senators who are trying to include money in bill (WSJ, 5 months too late)
Rancor between scientists and Trump allies threatens pandemic response as cases surge - The Washington Post (Dirty Donnie is very mad, Kayleigh says fuck that so-called science shit)
Ex-Trump economist says White House was warned of potential pandemic disaster in September : politics
Trump administration pushing to block new money for testing, tracing, and CDC in upcoming coronavirus relief bill - The Washington Post - Trump administration pushing to block new money for testing, tracing, and CDC in upcoming coronavirus relief bill - White House posture angers GOP senators who are trying to include money in bill (read top comment: he's following Putin's orders to destroy America)

Trump may finally be facing the political consequences of his untrustworthiness : politics

Computer_Name comments on Specific examples of Trump acting racist, fascist, or being a white supremacist and what he has done for the black community during his presidency (request) (but NYT/Haberputz screamed EMAILS)

Trumps Election Hail Mary: Bring Back Bob Mueller and Relitigate Russiagate -- The strategy is equal parts brazen and crazy. And its making life difficult for the man who has to lead the charge: Lindsey Graham (Flimsy-Dimsey will have a great legacy)

White House portraits of Bill Clinton and George W. Bush moved from prominent space to rarely used room - CNNPolitics (a storage closet in the basement)
Trump accused of calling South Koreans 'terrible people' in front of GOP governor's South Korean-born wife : worldnews ... He just disgraced a nation that we've been allies with since 1953 ...

Bookmaker Ladbrokes says "Trump's POTUS days are numbered according to the latest odds" : worldnews

Trump Gets Testy When Chris Wallace Fact-Checks Him About Joe Biden. After the president falsely claimed that Joe Biden wants to defund the police

Eschaton: Just Who Do You Want To Be In Charge Of The Inevitable Dystopian Hellscape - Funny ... Biden's elevation to the White House was described as an event that would "surrender America and its citizens to the violent left-wing mob," "mport terrorists" and allow left-wing fascists to destroy America" ...

'Disturbing' memo reveals Trump's USPS chief has slowed delivery amid calls to expand voting by mail

Fuck Trump : PoliticalHumor - Fun Fact: Mitch McConnelll voted to lower the minimum wage 15 times, but raised his own salary 6 times.

Supreme Court agrees to expedite order on Trump's tax returns : politics (millions spent on adderall)

Mike Pence's Chief of Staff Is Being Investigated for 'Conflict of Interest' Surrounding Coronavirus Task Force (alright, how about Lizard-Boy?)
Trump using properties to turn campaign cash into personal profit : politics
Trump's campaign channeled nearly $400,000 to his private business in 2 days : politics
Trump properties have made over $17 million from the campaign and the RNC since 2016 : politics

Trump keeps fighting a Confederate flag battle many supporters have conceded - POLITICO (considers replacing flag w/new Trump-branded traitor flag)

What would Mitch McConnell do if Ginsburg's seat became vacant? You know perfectly well (should have resigned in 2014, selfish bitch) Joni Ernst says she would support lame duck Supreme Court hearings (even if Dumpster and Moscow Mitch lose)
Thomas Jefferson's Constitutional Hardball - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... A lame duck replacement of Ginsburg is the only way I could see conservative Dem senators getting behind a court-packing push ...

Megathread: Congressman John Lewis, Civil Rights Icon, Dies at 80 : politics
The final public appearance of Rep. John Lewis overlooking Black Lives Matter Plaza in Washington DC : pics
Ladies and Gentlemen, Start Your Mythology! - Lawyers, Guns & Money - At least conservatives still hated King for several years before they started pretending that he was one of them. They couldt even give John Lewis 24 hours ... The Cato Institute filed this brief asking the Supreme Court to dismantle much of the Voting Rights Act ...

They Consider It Leakage - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The last months of Trump are going to involve a lot of grifters stealing anything that isn't nailed down, which would be funny if the American people weren't the frequent targets

Eschaton: Nothing To Be Done - You can agree that it's the best strategy, but the strategy of House Dems (they do run the place) post-impeachment and certainly post-Covid has been to wait for the election. What isn't true is that it's the only possible strategy ... (get rid of Pelosi and the other old fuckers)

Rachel Maddow Show Scores All-Time High With Mary Trump Interview
Rachel Maddow Interview With Mary Trump Breaks Viewership Record : television (Bolton is jealous for screwing things up himself)

CNBC anchor shocked by Guest saying "who cares" about billionaires losing money if companies go under is something to behold.

DHS Under Boss: We're Taking This National -- not only are they not going to stop but they want to take the tactics nationwide (we will be a dictatorship by October, he said)


Portland Protests: Local Leaders Urging Feds to Leave - The New York Times - Federal authorities said they would bring order to Portland, Ore., after weeks of protests there. Local leaders believe the federal presence is making things worse.
Portland mayor demands removal of camouflage-clad agents detaining protesters : news ... Federal law says Trump can arrest any demoract living within 100 miles of any border
Camouflaged federal agents have descended on Portland. Trump's DHS is out of control : politics ... Weird how Republicans keep telling themselves that it's Democrats trying to create an authoritarian State... (moar gunz)
To End 'Unconstitutional Nightmare,' ACLU Sues Trump Administration Over Use of Secret Police in Portland : politics
ACLU: US Federal Officers Actions 'Flat-Out Unconstitution'
Federal Officers Deployed in Portland Didn't Have Proper Training, D.H.S. Memo Said

Jeff is on FIRE! : PoliticalHumor

Mayor of Portland to Trump: Get your troops out of the city : politics (Trumpster Trooopers)
Oregon Senators Demand Probe Into 'Paramilitary Assaults' By 'Occupying' Homeland 'Army' : politics
After Trump Deploys Secret Police in Portland, 'Imagine What Happens If He Gets Four More Years' : politics ... Trump is deploying literal secret police on american soil and the right is calling us nazis.
Anyone can buy the same military-style gear worn by federal officers making secretive arrests in Portland : politics (shoot them)

At Least We Can No Longer Pretend That There Is No Crisis - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Zolan Kanno-Youngs has an important piece in the Washington Post about the legal authority for the Trump administration's deployment of little green men* in Portland.
Were the Actions of Federal Agents in Portland Legal? - The New York Times - The Department of Homeland Security can point to federal statutes protecting property to justify the arrests of protesters in Portland, Ore., but whether they stretched the law would be up to a judge.
Eschaton: Portlandia - Really unconscionable what the Oberblin Student Council is doing to our FREEDOMS (and then America died of a hypocrisy overdose)


Head of NYPD union gives Fox News interview with QAnon mug in background - CNN
Head of NYPD union gives Fox News interview with QAnon mug in background : news (for the third time)

"records show that no effort was made to save her" - Lawyers, Guns & Money - not exactly news that the cops who killed Breonna Taylor didn't care about her life at all, but just to underline it: (shot her 5 times, waited aorund for her to die)


Committees Post Deluge Of Policing Bill Testimony Ahead Of Debate : boston


Is the free speech debate raging because intellectuals feel stripped of power? | Social media | The Guardian - In the face of Covid-19, mass unemployment and police brutality, writers and academics are seeking meaning online ... Ganz, executive editor at Genius, signed the letter ...



People who are easily hypnotized are more likely to be addicted to their smartphones, study finds : science

TIL 5% of people do not experience a headache in their lifetime. : todayilearned



Paul Simon should be revered just as much as Bob Dylan is. : Music


surprise! : gifs

Ladies: What is a dead give away that a guy watches too much porn when you sleep with him? : AskReddit


An update on our security incident ("incident" = complete disaster and failure of management")

Seven 'no log' VPN providers accused of leaking -- yup, you guessed it -- 1.2TB of user logs onto the internet
VPN firm that claims zero logs policy leaks 20 million user logs : worldnews (UFO VPN)




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Siberia heat 'almost impossible' without climate change | Heatwave in Siberia that saw temperature records tumble as the region sweltered in 38-degree Celsius highs was "almost impossible" without the influence of manmade climate change, leading scientists said : worldnews

Chilling Images Reveal Acidic Orange Streams Near an Abandoned Mine in Russia : worldnews
Swarm of flying ants 50 miles wide spotted over UK's sourth coast


U.S. shatters coronavirus record with over 77,000 cases in a day : politic (Trump wins again) s
I made an animated chart that shows you the new COVID cases in the US state-by-state over time : Coronavirus


MA COVID-19 Data 7/17/20 : boston
216 New Confirmed Cases; 1.6% Positive - July 17 : CoronavirusMa - 106,487 total confirmed cases - 12,821 new tests - -42 hospital; -1 ICU; -4 intubated - 21 new confirmed deaths; 8,184 total - 82 new probable cases; 6392 total probable - 1 new probable death; 218 total


Family of late resident files $176 million suit against former Holyoke SoldiersHome leaders
2 Quincy summer school teachers test positive for COVID-19 : CoronavirusMa
Phase 3 Business Reopening in Somerville Pushed to August 3 -- At Earliest : boston
Some people arent wearing masks on the Tother passengers arent having it


Coronavirus In Schools: Teachers Fear For Their Lives - Most parents have no idea how bad this is going to be (most parents shouldn't be parents)
The COVID Childcare Crisis - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Anna North has a very comprehensive analysis of the extraordinary toll COVID-19 is taking on parents, with needless to say women bearing the vastly disproportionate brunt. The bottom line ... Because the federal government and most state governments gave up before the virus was suppressed, months of personal and economic sacrifice have been in complete vain ...
America's child care problem is an economic problem (Refucks could give a shit about your kids)
Eschaton: Might Be A Problem - Open the schools. What could go wrong. -- Nearly one-in-three children tested for the new coronavirus in Florida has been positive, and a South Florida health official is concerned the disease could cause lifelong damage even for children with mild illness.
White House blocks CDC from testifying on reopening schools next week : Coronavirus
Google will ban ads from running on stories spreading debunked coronavirus conspiracy theories : Coronavirus

Can kids spread the coronavirus? 'Conclusively, without a doubt -- yes,' experts say
With coronavirus antibodies fading fast, vaccine hopes fade, too - SFChronicle.com (virus is immune to immunization)

Americans Increasingly Dislike How Republican Governors Are Handling The Coronavirus Outbreak | FiveThirtyEight

A Detailed Map of Who Is Wearing Masks in the U.S. - The New York Times (Republicans are immune to the hoax)
Georgia Massaged Virus Data to Reopen, Then Voided Mask Orders : politics (the Kempster: elect crook, get a crook)
Kemps office seeks to block Atlanta mask mandate in court
Atlanta mayor slams 'bizarre' lawsuit by Georgia governor to block mask mandate ("you will die for the supreme Kempster" the governor's office said)
Marylands governor touts his purchase of tests from South Korea. Emails show a U.S. company offered tests at a lower price. (Hogan (R) so what did you expect?)
The Most Scathing Lines From GOP Governor Larry Hogans Trump Takedown

Florida teen met friends against family's wishes. Now dad has COVID-19, fighting for his life (selfish asshole may have killed his whole family)


Over half of coronavirus patients in Spain have developed neurological problems, studies show : worldnews


Feinstein proposes withholding COVID-19 relief from states without mask mandates : politics
A local high school teacher at a meeting discussing the use of masks in school in Utah County. : pics (room full of Karens)


Majority of Canadians polled want U.S. border closed until end of 2020: Ipsos : worldnews ... We should build a wall and make the Americans pay for it. They're not sending their best ... Their president is a rapist...


More than two hundred Mexican oil workers at PEMEX have died from COVID-19 "Four workers share each bunk bed"


President Bolsonaro tests positive again after undergoing a new COVID-19 test. : worldnews


Israel keeps blowing up military targets in Iran, hoping to force a confrontation before Trump could be voted out in November, sources say : worldnews (the authoritarian dance)
Israel is drawing up a secret list of military and intelligence officials who might be subject to arrest abroad if the International Criminal Court in the Hague opens an investigation into alleged Israeli war crimes in the Palestinian territories. : worldnews (Jews, the new Nazis)
Google & Apple remove Palestine from world maps, replace with Israel. : worldnews (is that a war crime?)


Vatican to Bishops: Believe Little Kids, Investigate All Sex-Abuse Claims : worldnews


Three French police members have been charged with manslaughter over the asphyxiation death of a delivery man who was pinned to the ground by officers in January. Cedric Chouviat, died two days after a heated exchange with police officers who held him down, still wearing his scooter helmet : worldnews (same everywhere)

British Airways Announces Immediate Retirement of 747 Fleet - In a letter sent out to all BA employees, the airline believes that the 747s are unsustainable for the new aviation industry post-pandemic and will look to accelerate the retirement of the twin-deckers.

Graffiti on monument commemorating Nazi SS division being investigated as a hate crime by police | Ottawa Citizen (Canada has monuments to SS Nazis, of course, messing with thmm is a "hate crime")


Belgian intelligence knew of Russian bounties on troops in Afghanistan : worldnews

Will there be a 'Trump Crimes Commission' if Biden wins in November? There might have to be | The Independent (Barry will tell Joe to look forward and forget it all)

Donald Trump Is Living Proof of Osama bin Laden's | The US's militarized and nationalist response to 9/11 has accelerated the decline of the American empire. (REPUBICANS)

Editorial: The White House is waging a dangerous and inexplicable war on public health : politics
64% distrust Trump on coronavirus pandemic; approval declines as cases grow : politics
Americans sour on Trump handling of coronavirus - The Washington Post ... 52% "strongly" disapprove
There are signs Trump's base is leaving him on the coronavirus - CNNPolitics (one way or another)
Eschaton: One Month Ago - Great update w/ the WH Coronavirus Task Force. Today less than 6% of Americans tested have the virus, cases have stabilized over the past 2 weeks, averaging 20K -- down from 30K in April. Hospitalizations are declining & we're working closely with states to Safely Reopen America -- Mike Pence
Americans sour on Trump handling of coronavirus - The Washington Post
Trump Keeps Bragging About America's Covid-19 Death Rate. It's Among the World's worst
House Education Democrats say CDC director blocked from appearing before Congress - POLITICO - Aides, speaking on background, said the committee was told that Redfield would not appear, at the direction of the White House.
Hospitals Are Suddenly Short of Young Doctors -- Because of Trump's Visa Ban (the plan)
Trump must be defeated or U.S. 'will be in an irreversible decline' : politics
Will Whoever Left Their Crazy Racist Uncle in the White House, Come Get Him. He's Tweeting Again ... "On trump's onlyfans network fox" ...
The Manhattan DA Is Going Where Mueller Wouldn't : And he hinted he wants to look at Trump's golf courses, in particular

This Might as Well Be the Tagline for This Entire Administration | "The science should not stand in the way of this," said the White House Press Secretary. : politics
McEnany on school reopenings: 'The science should not stand in the way of this' ("reality should not stand in the way of our deadly plans)

Donald Trump is destroying the Post Office : politics

(2) That RBG did a selfish and irresponsible thing when she didt step down in 2014 is something that has been said many times on this blog, so I don't want to add to the dead horse series. Still I find the cult that's been quite strategically built up around her to be not merely annoying but politically toxic. Liberals and leftists will have been very lucky if it doesn't end up costing us dearly over the next twenty or thirty years.(Breyer, although his health doesn't seem nearly as precarious, should have also resigned in 2014).

As Trump sinks, he's pulling down the Republican Senate, too : politics
Trump's Losing, So When Are Republican Candidates Going to Abandon Him? (never)
Trust in Trump's word plummets, as harsh realities sink in
Why these election poll numbers might actually matter this time - Poynter (no Hillary, duh)

Trump stares down a ticking economic time bomb - POLITICO - overnment aid propping up the economy could soon disappear, schools are scrambling their plans and new shutdowns are slamming businesses just before a key stretch of the general election.

Pentagon bans Confederate flag in way to avoid Trump's wrath (confederate/Russian traitor)

He's got a TV in every room - Lawyers, Guns & Money - This is another egregious violation of federal law: A straight-up campaign event at the White House during the "work" (LOLZ) day ...
Mark Knoller on Twitter: "On South Lawn, WH seeks to make a political point by setting up a crane lifting the weights of regulation from the bed of a "red" truck, while showing the burden of regulations weighing down a "blue" truck. https://t.co/OoWmRPnWum" / Twitter
Daniel Dale on Twitter: "Trump, denouncing an Obama-era rule meant to combat racial segregation in housing, says, "The suburb destruction will end with us."" / Twitter
Acyn Torabi on Twitter: "Trump: So shower heads, you take a shower, the water doesn't come out. You wanna wash your hands, the water doesn't come out... Dishwashers you didn't have any water... In most places of the country, water is not a problem. They don't know what do with it. It's called rain
Sarah Cooper on Twitter: "@lindarchilders @Acyn Already did it. He's just repeating himself at this point. By the end of all this I will have covered every single thing he has to say about everything

House Rating Changes: 20 Races Move Towards Democrats | The Cook Political Report - Trump's abysmal polling since the pandemic began is seriously jeopardizing down-ballot GOP fortunes. (remember last month when they said a red wave would take back the house from the Demonrat party?)

Sotomayor Blasts Supreme Court for Upholding Florida Poll Tax That Excludes Voters Simply Because They Are Poor
The Supreme Court Just Stopped 1 Million Floridians From Voting in November : politics (blatent attempt to throw Florifuck to the Dumpster)
Cries of voter fraud should be aimed at those committing it: Republicans : politics

Brett Kavanaugh's Confirmation Got a Big Boost From a Mysterious Individual Donation of $15.9 Million (check rumored to be signed by "Satan")

He's Rocking the Suburbs Just Like Lester Maddox Did - Lawyers, Guns & Money - When Donald Trump says Joe Biden is going to destroy the suburbs, he means exactly what you think he means: (Trump to restore red-lining and black-listing and racial segregation)

3 Weeks After Primary, N.Y. Officials Still Can't Say Who Won Key Races -- Tens of thousands of absentee ballots in New York are still uncounted and many races have yet to be called. What will November look like? (Cuomo dickster has fucked up fucking NY, so, a fucking disaster)


Inside the Shrinking 2020 Democratic Convention in Milwaukee - The New York Times - An event that was once expected to draw 50,000 people to Milwaukee may now involve just 300, with plans still far from settled a month before the convention.


Democrats -- and Some Republicans -- See Signs of Political Realignment in the South ... "Bless their hearts" Trump campaign responds ...
Operation Grant seeks to stop President Trump's re-election in Ohio:
Minnesota Rep. Jim Hagedorn, fiscal conservative, spent $570,000 of taxpayer money in three months | City Pages - Republican Congressman Jim Hagedorn of Minnesota (right) has spent a whole lot of money printing shit out and mailing it to his constituents.

Jamaal Bowman, Progressive Insurgent, Defeats Eliot Engel in House Primary - The New York Times - Mr. Bowman defeated the 16-term incumbent in a race that pitted the Democratic establishment against the party' progressive wing


David Shor's Unified Theory of American Politics


Oregon Gov. Kate Brown Says President Trump Is Invading Portland as an Election Stunt : politics ... You'd think all those States Rights, "my great grandparents died for the Confederacy' folks would be pissed at this violation of their cultural heritage.
The Authoritarian Operation in Portland Is Only a Dress Rehearsal. A major American city is being softly Pinochet'd
What the Heck are Federal Law Enforcement Officers Doing in Portland? - Lawfare ... appears to be a reprise of much of what happened in Washington, D.C. at the beginning of June, when Attorney General William Barr called upon a wide array of statutory authorities to commandeer hundreds of federal law enforcement officers in order to "restore order" ...
Federal Law Enforcement Use Unmarked Vehicles To Grab Protesters Off Portland Streets . News | OPB
Trump Accused of Deploying 'Secret Police' in Portland as Political Stunt : politics
Trump Unleashes His Secret Police in Portland : politics - He really is trying to start a civil war.
US Attorney For Oregon Calls For Investigation Into Portland Protester Arrests : news
'It was like being preyed upon' Federal officers in unmarked vans detain Portland protesters
William's army are on their way - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Federal goon squads without ID are going out in unmarked cars and just detaining random people in Portland:
Trumps agents are sweeping peaceful citizens off the streets. This is not America.
Federal officers in unmarked vans detain Portland, Ore., protesters - The Boston Globe (BoGlo commenters are sick)
US Attorney For Oregon Calls For Investigation Into Portland Protester Arrests : news

Felony charge against Breonna Taylor protesters dropped : news

Seeing 'Black Lives Matter' Written in Chalk, One City Declares It a Crime -- In a small Washington town where people of color say they have faced discrimination, activists ran into trouble for drawing in the streets ... Selah, Wash (the usual confederate traitor asshole)

Tyrese Devon Haspil Arrested in Murder of Fahim Saleh ... who was found dismembered in his Lower East Side condo this week. The suspect is Tyrese Devon Haspil, Saleh's 21-year-old former personal assistant (beginning to sound like a gay thing)

These 35 cops in Wayne County have been deemed untrustworthy to testify in court : news

Charges filed against men filmed allegedly assaulting Black man at Indiana lake : news (attempted lynching for walking in a park, white fuckers claimed they were "race-baited" by his being black)

Wisconsin police officer who killed 3 people in 5 years suspended. Activists and lawyers have called for the officer to be fired. Local authorities are investigating the latest death. : news

Fired cop charged with murder for using chokehold on Latino man : news (his defense is that he was trained to kill everybody)

'Roddie' Bryan, suspect in Ahmaud Arbery murder case, is now subject of sex-crime probe : news

'You're going to get ... whooped': Virginia police investigate video of stop with Black motorist : news ... Trooper Charles Hewitt (is a racist fucker copster asshole, lied and said his "wife is black" haha let's ban "troopers" everywhere)

They Realize the Bully Is Just Kind of an Empty Suit -- president has turned a decades-long grudge with the National Football League into a centerpiece of his campaigs culture war strategy (he's running against Kaepernick and black people)

15 female Redskins employees allege sexual harassment while with team - The Washington Post - More than a dozen women allege sexual harassment and verbal abuse by former team employees at Redskins Park (racist sportsball Republican dicksters, hello asshole Dan Snyder )
Washington NFL Team Faces Sexual Harassment Claims from 15 Women, Hire Law Firm - The New York Times - The organization hired a Washington-based law firm after 15 women said that they were sexually harassed while employed by the team ... "conducting a review" ...
The Daniel Snyder sexual harassment industrial complex - Lawyers, Guns & Money


Former Employees Say Ellen's 'Be Kind' Talk Show Mantra Masks A Toxic Work Culture (Repubican bitch, sorta a gay Ivanka)

Is Anti-Racism Training Just Peddling White Supremacy?
'White Fragility' Is Everywhere. But Does Antiracism Training Work? -- Robin DiAngelo's best seller is giving white Americans a new way to talk about race. Do those conversations actually serve the cause of equality? (see yesterday, just another white scam)

White Supremacy Was Her World. And Then She Left. -- To stop hate, we have to understand it.

Fox Attacks the Washington Post -- in the Best Way Possible -- Okay, we mean an actual fox. And an actual copy of the Post
Fox News Staffers Erupt Over Networks Racism: Bosses Created a White Supremacist Cell (what did you expect?)

Zuckerberg criticizes Trump's COVID-19 response after report finds Facebook top source of misinformation : technology (Fuckerberged again)

Caitlyn Jenner : Hey Kanye, I'll Be Your Running Mate (dumb and dumber, hahahhhaa)

Andrew Sullivan: See You Next Friday (Sullyfuck says Vox was tired of his racisim)



Joe Kennedy, a Top Recipient of Hedge Fund Cash, Declined to Back Tax Fairness Act : boston - Kennedy is counting on senile elderly voters thinking they're voting Ted Kennedy into a zillionth term.
Mass. Unemployment Rate Rises To 17.4%, Worst In The Country : boston ... Mass has the best unemployment benefits of any state, making it an easier decision for people to remain out of a job ...

Boston 25 News journalist Wale Aliyu says someone yelled the N-word at him and his photographer while they were reporting a story in Boston : boston

Awesome reply to a southerner finally giving up his Confederate flag. : bestof


About 13% of people are pathological liars, telling an average of 10 lies per day : science


What was your high school's wildest NSFW scandal?
U/IMindyjones provides a detailed narration of how easy it is to fall into an abusive relationship and why it's hard to leave


Which fictional character's death have you not gotten over? : AskReddit




071620

It's a great week for tracking comet Neowise
Comet NEOWISE from Rockport : boston

Arctic heat wave "essentially impossible" without human-caused climate change, study finds : worldnews
Earth's Population Will Begin Shrinking Within 50 Years, Scientists Predict : science
North Atlantic right whales now officially 'one step from extinction' : worldnews
Norway Becomes World's First Country to Ban the Use of Palm Oil in Biofuels to Stop Deforestation
The United Nations held an unusual session Wednesday to express fears of "catastrophe" if a decaying oil tanker abandoned off Yemen's coast with 1.1 million barrels of crude on board ruptures into the Red Sea : worldnews
Greta Thunberg: World must 'tear up' old systems, contracts to tackle climate : worldnews

Pandemic shows climate has never been treated as crisis, say scientists | The letter says the Covid-19 pandemic has shown that most leaders are able to act swiftly and decisively, but the same urgency had been missing in politicians

The massive Twitter hack could be a global security crisis : worldnews


It's Time to Shut the Country Down -- and Pay People to Stay Home : Coronavirus


MA COVID-19 Data 7/16/20 : boston
143 New Confirmed Cases; 1.1% Positive - July 16 : CoronavirusMa - 106,271 total confirmed - 12,880 new tests - -23 hospital; -3 ICU; -2 Intubated - 11 new deaths; 8,163 total - 91 new probable cases; 6,310 total - 1 new probable death; 217 total


Study links crowded housing in Greater Bostons poorer neighborhoods with spread of COVID-19 -- frontline workers' living conditions makes self-isolating nearly impossible.
Rents drop 5.8%in Boston : boston
In Chelsea, the hardest hit community in the state, the long tail of the coronavirus still lingers for thousands. Even as the number of cases now declines, the economic fallout remains staggering, with people fearful that the virus might return at any moment. : CoronavirusMa


U of T tests show Canadian-made mask deactivates 99% of SARS-CoV-2 virus : worldnews
Smokers quit in record numbers amid Covid fears : worldnews
In Shadow of Pandemic, U.S. Drug Overdose Deaths Resurge to Record - The New York Times
Overall COVID-19 intensive care mortality has fallen by a third : Coronavirus
More COVID-19 patients in ICUs are surviving now: study : Coronavirus


Coronavirus Deaths Are Rising Right on Cue - The Atlantic - There was always a logical explanation for why cases rose through the end of June while deaths did not. (math is impossible for Repubicans)


Iowa health department ousts spokesperson Polly Carver-Kimm
Publics' disconnect from COVID-19 reality worries experts (wonder how that happened?)
USA Today's pandemic shame -- pushing Trump propaganda : Another Both Sides failure (Navarro, the fox "trade expert")

Dr. Anthony Fauci pleads with young people: 'you're propagating the pandemic' (gen Z's revenge on the selfish boomers)


Coronavirus: Florida reports 13,965 cases and 156 new deaths, breaking record : Coronavirus
Third of Florida Counties Have Less Than 10 ICU Beds Left Amid COVID-19 Surge : Coronavirus
Georgia Hospital Worker Sounds Alarm: 'I Have Never Ever Seen Anything Like This' : Coronavirus (Kempsters have been gaslighting and covering up, so Georgians can die more for freedom)

DeSantis Ducey - Lawyers, Guns & Money - What if allowing a deadly virus to spread freely in states with large populations of elderly people is actually a bad idea? ... If this doesn't discourage voters in Florida and Arizona from voting for the white supremacist death cult I'm not sure what could.
Paul Krugman on Twitter: "Also killing as many people in AZ as in EU, which has SIXTY times the population https://t.co/wj0aukD5JE" / Twitter ... Also killing as many people in AZ as in EU, which has SIXTY times the population (vote Republican, own yourself and die)
There Are 127,000 Coronavirus Cases in Georgia, and the Governor Just Overruled Mask Mandates : politics
He Committed Murder - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... Great to see Kemp actively intervene to protect the most comprehensive of rights and the right most valued by civilized men, the right to infect somebody's grandmother with a disease that could cause her to choke to death alone because you don't want to wear a mask at the Piggly Wiggly ... (and then there's Fuckazona)
Why Arizona Wasn't Ready for Its Coronavirus Surge -- State leaders didn't prepare when cases were low and are now struggling to cope;

Colorado mask order: Gov. Jared Polis issues statewide mandate effective July 17 - as COVID-19 cases rise -- Order requires people 10 and older to wear masks when in public indoor spaces


NPR Radio Ratings Collapse As Pandemic Ends Listeners' Commutes (try being less polite Republican)

Analysis: Walmart's new mask rule could prove a 'tipping point.' It highlights a failure of Washington leadership. : politics (when you get your pandemic leadership from Walmart)
Target, CVS to also require masks at stores nationwide, following Walmart and other retailers as COVID-19 cases rise : Coronavirus
Store worker pepper sprays customer who allegedly got violent after refusing to wear mask : news
Starbucks customer who wouldn't wear a mask wants half of $100,000 raised for barista who didn't serve her : worldnews (reward my evil entitlement)
Kroger, the largest supermarket chain in the U.S., says all customers will be required to wear masks from July 22 : Coronavirus
Kohl's to require shoppers to wear masks starting Monday at stores nationwide : Coronavirus
Target to Require Masks for Guests Starting August 1 : Coronavirus
Alabama governor announces statewide mask mandate as coronavirus cases continue to climb : Coronavirus

Nearly 5,000 U.S. citizens tried to enter Canada for shopping, recreation amid pandemic: CBSA : worldnews (Republican brain-eating zombies tried to invade Canada)
Doctors, legitimate patients baffled as anti-maskers print off 'exemption cards' to flout rules : worldnews (Canada) (where they were met by the eh-zombies)

A third coronavirus wave and a second Cold War leave Hong Kong fighting for its life : worldnews

Japan "extremely concerned" as 136 COVID cases reported on U.S. bases : worldnews

Bangladesh arrests hospital owner over fake coronavirus results - A Bangladesh hospital owner accused of issuing thousands of fake negative coronavirus test results to patients at his two clinics was arrested on Wednesday while trying to flee to India in a burqa, police said. : worldnews ("in a burqa")

Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirus again, reports CNN Brasil : worldnews

Colombian cartels killing those who don't obey their Covid-19 lockdowns : worldnews ... turns out if you replace COVID with a much worse problem, COVID doesn't seem so bad!

Peter Thiel's Palantir charges NHS England #1 million for coronavirus 'data store' : worldnews ,,, So, NHS not just gave away a shitton of very private data (including criminal records for some reason) but they actually have to pay for it. That's a deal of a century, nay, it was a deal of the century before NHS had to pay for it... (vampires and zombies and BoJotron)

Why Sweden Succeeded in Flattening the Curveand New York Failedprobably has little to do with lockdowns. (written by the money guys)


China's own records debunk 'historic rights' over disputed seas : worldnews
TikTok Enlists Army of Lobbyists as Suspicions Over China Ties Grow : technology

Clashes with police as thousands rally in Jerusalem demanding Netanyahu's resign over corruption charges. : worldnews ... This is not the full story. While Netanyahu's corruption charges are part of the protest, the main driving force between this wave of protest is the abysmal way this government handled COVID-19, both in terms of public health, and economically ...

Indonesian family forces 12-year-old girl to marry 45-year-old man to 'repay a favor'

Pedophile priest now wants to marry victim : worldnews (India)

'Thank you, our glorious revolution': activists react as Sudan ditches Islamist laws | Global development : worldnews (take the muzfucks down)

The true story of the prince of Qatar and his time at USC - Los Angeles Times

Iran admits its troops shot down a passenger jet and killed 176 people due to a string of colossal failures : worldnews
Iran judiciary halts protesters' executions after social media storm : worldnews (murderous muzfuckers)

Shamima Begum, who left London to join Islamic State group in Syria in 2015, wins legal battle to return to UK to fight against loss of citizenship : worldnews


Russian Police Major Falls From Window After Testifying Against Boss (after shooting himself 3 times in the back of the head)
Hundreds protest in Moscow against reforms that could keep Putin in power, chant calls for Putin to resign and hold up banners against the reforms : worldnews
Russian police detained over 140 people including a high-profile Moscow deputy after Kremlin critics protested against changes to the constitution. 142 people were detained Wednesday evening. Many people including journalists were put in police vehicles : worldnews
Russia has moved to introduce a same-sex marriage ban in the constitution : worldnews

'Almost certain' that Russians tried to interfere in UK general election, says foreign secretary (BoJo's buddies)
UK: A long-awaited report into alleged Russian interference in the 2017 general election and the 2016 Brexit vote is to be published next week. : worldnews

Russian hackers linked to the Kremlin have targeted coronavirus vaccine research facilities, according to the US and UK governments : worldnews
Coronavirus: Russian cyber spies attempting to steal vaccine research from Britain, US and Canada : worldnews

Russia used Trump's intelligence sharing to try to assassinate Chechen dissidents in Europe, sources say : worldnews ... NATO had limited some parts of its relationship with the US because of its closeness to Russia ... Specifically some worried that US officials would send them its intelligence. (Adolf Twittler, fat traitor Trumpster, it's come to this, America)
Russia used Trump's intelligence sharing to try to assassinate Chechen dissidents in Europe, sources say : worldnews

"We Need Tem to Fucking Do Something" - Former Pandemic Officials Call Trump's COVID Response a National Disaster
Shut Everything Down and Remove Trump | It's the only thing right now that can prevent an even worse catastrophe.

Coronavirus data disappeared after Trump administration shifted control from CDC
Exclusive: White House document shows 18 states in coronavirus "Red Zone" (16 are trumptard red states and CA has Orange County)
Don't get fooled by Trumps cynical new scam on the coronavirus
CDC Director Warns This Winter Will See Public Health Struggle - The Administration* Is Going to War With the Government's Own Experts -- The CDC director just issued a medical warning, but it's also a political one ... Just this week, for example, the administrationtook the unconscionable step of demanding that hospitals bypass the CDC and send their data to a "central atabase" rumored to be the back pocket of a pair of khakis hanging on a hook in Jared Kushner's bathroom (Charlie wins again)

Republican convention in Jacksonville will be scaled back next month - The Washington Post

The COVID-19 Crisis Is Exploding Inside ICE Detention Centers | HuffPost - Thousands of guards and detainees are testing positive in facilities where safety and social distancing are impossible.

Eschaton: Good-Bye for now! - What happened? -- Just days after his full-throated rejection of all things coronavirus was retweeted by President Donald Trump, former game show host Chuck Woolery's Twitter account was no more ... "The most outrageous lies are the ones about Covid 19. Everyone is lying. The CDC, Media, Democrats, our Doctors, not all but most, that we are told to trust." -- Ah, well, nevertheless. -- Former game show host Chuck Woolery announced Wednesday his son has tested positive for COVID-19, just days after Woolery accused medical professionals and Democrats of lying about the virus in an effort to hurt the economy and President Trump's reelection chances. Woolery, who hosted several popular game shows including "Love Connection" and "Wheel of Fortune" and who is a staunch supporter of the president's has since deleted his Twitter account following the announcement about his son. (his kid caught the Demonrat hoax, probably from his idiot anti-mask father)
Game show host retweeted by Trump deletes his account after announcing his son has coronavirus : politics

Liberals Still Think Fact-Checking Will Stop the Right. They're wrong

Mary Trumps memoir sells 950,000 on first day, setting a record for publisher

John Roberts's Latest Tribute to Roger Taney - Lawyers, Guns & Money - This Court is an absolute disgrace (Rethugs, top to bottom)
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Bill Stepien was ousted over Bridgegate. Now he's in charge of Trumps reelection campaign (that's where we heard that name ...)

In the middle of a pandemic, they're selling beans' : Chris Cuomo blasts Trump for hawking Goya
Ivanka Trump violated government ethics rules with Goya photo stunt, watchdog rules : politics (like they give a shit)

Southern Poverty Law Center Adds Stephen Miller to Its List of Extremists : politics


Biden opens up 11-point national lead over Trump in NBC News/WSJ poll - The presumptive Democratic nominee has a 51 percent to 40 percent lead, while 72 percent say the U.S. is on the wrong track.
Biden Expands Lead as Trumps Approval Drops but majority of voters back his handling of economy
Trumps presidential approval rating stays steady: NBC News/Wall Street Journal polls (who you gonna believe, NBC, or NBC?)
Why Trump is Still in Trouble Even if the Polls Are Really Off - The New York Times - Biden's lead is sufficient to cover a sizable error. And several of the biggest problems with polling in the last election have either been addressed or become less relevant.
Trump has a 50 percent problem in the new NBC News/WSJ poll (half the country hates him alot)
U.S. Party Preferences Have Swung Sharply Toward Democrats (Dems +13 since Refuckers bundgled the stupidty virus)

Team Trump Frantically Plots New Ways to Make Him Feel Good About Himself - From the campaign trail to combating coronavirus, the goal is to please the boss.

Trump Replaces Brad Parscale as Campaign Manager, Elevating Bill Stepien - The New York Times - The replacement of Mr. Parscale with Mr. Stepien, who had served as deputy campaign manager, comes as the president has struggled in public and private polling.
Trump promotes Bill Stepien and shakes up campaign leadership as he struggles in latest polls - CNNPolitics
Trump replaces campaign manager Brad Parscale as polls show him trailing Joe Biden - The Washington Post (finger in belly-button pic)
Trump Campaign Chief Was Edged Out Weeks Ago.Now Hes Officially Demoted (jfc, the eyes)



Fauci: 'Bizarre' White House Behavior Only Hurts the President
New poll reaffirms that most Americans don't trust the president, but they do trust Dr. Fauci : worldnews

McEnany on school reopenings: 'The science should not stand in the way of this' (stop with your stupid libtard "thinking" your children will die for Trumpster)

Inspector general: Medicare chief broke rules on her publicity contracts - POLITICO - HHS watchdog finds Seema Verma mishandled millions of dollars in federal contracts that ultimately benefited friends, former Trump officials (if thse fuckers don't end up in prison ... )


The 'Flight 93' election has ended in disaster ... the most influential pro-Trump essay of the 2016 election cycle by Michael Anton ... a masterpiece of lurid metaphor and ideological hysteria, made, at its core, a very simple argument: Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton was the equivalent of a terrorist hijacker who, if given control of our plane/country, was certain to kill us all (hey, Aton, you're a fucking stupid evil asshole and you can live with this for the rest of your life)


Trumpism Corrupts: Wall Street Journal Edition - The Bulwark - When people show you who they are, you should believe them. (good overview of the corruption of thought)


Louisville mayor to be investigated for handling of protesters and Breonna Taylor's case : news
Breonna Taylor lay untouched for 20 minutes after being shot: records (fucker cops shot her 5 times and left her to die)

We Reviewed Police Tactics Seen in Nearly 400 Protest Videos. Here's What We Found -- videos showing officers using tear gas, pepper balls and explosives on protesters. Police actions often escalated confrontations (fucker copsters doing their fucker shit)

u/DiamondPup explains how the bodycam footage of police officers murdering George Floyd reveals the absurdity of attempted spin by many redditors : bestof ("new" cops just as bad as the "old' cops)

A retired FBI agent allegedly drove his truck toward a group of middle-school kids after they taunted him : news


A noise complaint, a questionable arrest, and an alleged beating at the Lynn police station - The Boston Globe - officer Matthew Coppinger resigned ... Coppinger, 34, is the nephew of former Lynn police chief Kevin Coppinger, who left the department in late 2016 to serve as Essex County Sheriff (the asshole's next job)


Kanye West Is Officially on the Ballot in Oklahoma (in Fucklahoma: Fuckye is the only candidate who reads less than his pal Trumpster)

White Liberals and Race - Lawyers, Guns & Money
All Your Buried Corpses Now Begin to Speak - Lawyers, Guns & Money - To build on the earlier post, perhaps no intellectual has more to say about the present moment than James Baldwin. Raoul Peck, who directed I Am Not Your Negro:
Another Reason why Everything is Terrible - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Has there been a recent increase in public displays of black antisemitism? (yes)

Reactions to Bari Weiss' resignation from The New York Times just keep coming -- The controversial opinion writer resigned Tuesday with a bombshell of a resignation letter.

How Steven Pinker Became a Target Over His Tweets - The New York Times - How a Famous Harvard Professor Became a Target Over His Tweets -- The outcry over free speech and race takes aim at Steven Pinker, the best-selling author and well-known scholar ... 550 academics recently signed a letter seeking to remove him from the list of "distinguished fellow" of the Linguistic Society of America ... Pinker minimizes racial injustices and drowns out the voices of those who suffer sexist and racist indignities ... (Peevan Stinker, Jeffrey Epstein's friend?)


'The Painted Bird' Caused Walkouts With Its Pedophilia, Bestiality, and Nazis. Its an Extraordinary Film.


Johns Hopkins study explains why psilocybin-containing mushrooms have been consumed for centuries. "Psychological insight, meaningfulness of the experience, increased awareness of beauty, positive social effect and positive mood" are main reasons reported for wanting to consume psilocybin again.
New psychedelic research sheds light on why psilocybin-containing mushrooms have been consumed for centuries


What is the most terrifying thing you've experienced while home alone?


Hackers Convinced Twitter Employee to Help Them Hijack Accounts - After a wave of account takeovers, screenshots of an internal Twitter user administration tool are being shared in the hacking underground ... The second source added they paid the Twitter insider ...




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How to see Comet Neowise this week - The Washington Post

Global methane levels soar to record high : worldnews