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COVID-19 Projections
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Coronavirus COVID-19 (2019-nCoV) - Johns Hopkins
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World & USA Cases Timeline - All COVID-19 Charts & Data
Current COVID-19 situation - COVID 19 graph & data
State Data and Policy Actions to Address Coronavirus
91-DIVOC : Flip the script on COVID-19

How We Reopen Safely -
Massachusetts COVID-19 Charts
COVID-19 Projections | US | Massachusetts
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2020 coronavirus pandemic in Massachusetts - Wikipedia
Massachusetts COVID-19 Response
COVID19 Tracking for Massachusetts
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Cambridge COVID-19 Data Center
Coronavirus Map: Tracking the Global Outbreak - The New York Times
Coronavirus in the U.S.: Latest Map and Case Count - The New York Times
Massachusetts Coronavirus Map and Case Count - The New York Times


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Where Do Eels Come From? | The New Yorker

Burned house horizon - Wikipedia


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ukrainian lawmaker found shot dead in his office : worldnews

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Georgia is a swing state in 2020 - CNNPolitics

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Matt Lauer Is Not Listening : inthenews

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Reddit Battle Royale 2020 : funny


Loss of Louisiana marshes that protect New Orleans is probably inevitable

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

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

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

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

Worcester COVID-19 numbers defy clear analysis : CoronavirusMa

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The death toll in Sweden is catastrophically high : Coronavirus

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Trump lashes out at scientists whose findings contradict him

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

McConnell Under Water on Approval in Kentucky : politics

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Commonwealth Attorney drops attempted murder charge against Kenneth Walker : news

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Reopening reality check: Georgias jobs aren't flooding back

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

India doctor who raised alarm sent to mental hospital : worldnews

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Trump fires four inspectors general in two months : politics

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Man who filmed Ahmaud Arbery video charged with murder : news

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

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

Who Owns a Home in America, in 12 Charts

Scientists Identify Gene Linked to Thinness

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hungary bans legal recognition of its transgender citizens : worldnews

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Taiwan marks 12 consecutive days without new coronavirus case : Coronavirus

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Da 5 Bloods | Official Trailer | Netflix : movies

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

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

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

How do you think humans will become extinct? : AskReddit

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Over 100 Million in China's Northeast Face Renewed Lockdown

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

American bureaucracy and coronavirus: Crisis exposes weaknesses - Washington Post

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A support community for those affected by C-PTSD

What is your favorite insult of all time? : AskReddit

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jared Kushner Is a National Disaster : politics

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Tornado watch issued for parts of Massachusetts : boston

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

NH is open for business, but its far from normal

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Georgia Senates Perdue Moves to Lean Republican

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

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

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

The Journey of Odysseus : MapPorn
Homer in the Baltic


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Taiwan goes full week without new coronavirus case, goes 32 days without local coronavirus infection : worldnews
Taiwan says WHO has 'forgotten' neutrality by barring island
'Wake-up call' : China threatens Australia's iron exports after COVID-19 inquiry
Student backlash prompts Canadian University to remove Hong Kong Police Force job postings : worldnews

Mexico finds 15,000 turtles in crates bound for China : worldnews

Paedophile priest Gerald Ridsdale sentenced to 10 years' jail for sexual abuse of boys in 1970s : worldnews ... "Three years for 14 offences, that's 0.2 years per offence. A little over two months per kid. I guess he got the bulk discount.

Boeing has been awarded two contracts worth more than $2 billion for the delivery of more than 1,000 air-to-surface and anti-ship missiles to Saudi Arabia, the Pentagon said : worldnews -- "And none of these weapons will be used in Yemen. "Cough, cough."

Job losses have now hit 40% of low-income homes - POLITICO - Thirteen percent of all U.S. adults, or 20 percent of people who were employed in February, were laid off or furloughed.
White House opens door to more state aid amid coronavirus scramble with Congress - The Washington Post - Surge in unemployment rate and severe pressure on state budgets has White House officials looking for answers.

Monstrous Cruelty: As Hunger Soars, Trump USDA Resumes Effort to Take Nutrition Benefits From More Than a Million People
Postal Service to review package delivery fees as Trump influence grows - The Washington Post - Deputy Postmaster General Ronald A. Stroman will leave before new agency head Louis DeJoy takes the helm.
E.P.A. Opts Against Limits on Water Contaminant Tied to Fetal Damage - The New York Times - A new E.P.A. policy on perchlorate, which is used in rocket fuel, would revoke a 2011 finding that the chemical should be regulated (fuck off and die, say Reublicans)

'Trump death clock' in Hew York's Times Square counts coronavirus fatalities blamed on president's inaction
Trump Death Clock - Estimated U.S. COVID-19 Deaths Due To POTUS Inaction -- 51,196 (today)

The 2016 nightmare is already repeating itself - The Washington Post (your media nightmare)
Trump Begins His Final Authoritarian Push (good pic of the stupid and evil twins)

Trump Feared Testing Too Many People for Virus Would Spook Stock Markets, Says Report : politics -- Jared [Kushner] had been arguing that testing too many people, or ordering too many ventilators, would spook the markets and so we just shouldn't do it... That advice worked far more powerfully on [Trump] than what the scientists were saying. He thinks they always exaggerate (Trump ... says ... scientists ... always ... exaggerate ... Kushfucked)

5 takeaways from coronavirus whistleblower Rick Brights testimony

Trump's rebuke of Fauci encapsulates rejection of science in virus fight : politics
Trump attacks Dr. Fauci for cautioning against the premature opening of the country : politics
Trump flunkies try to scapegoat Anthony Fauci -- but we all know who's really to blame : Trump once declared "I alone can fix it" -- but his followers now claim he's been manipulated by an evil mastermind -- "Dr. Anthony Fauci known for groundbreaking work in HIV-AIDS research, leading efforts to fight outbreaks of the West Nile virus, SARS and Ebola Donald J. Trump known for dodging the draft, being a slum lord, filing for bankruptcy 6 times, quoting Mussolini"

80,000 Americans have died. Trump is still engaged in magical thinking. : politics
Trump Feared Testing Too Many People for Virus Would Spook Stock Markets, Says Report (oh look, Kushfucker)
Trump's marks for handling COVID-19 outbreak decline
23% of Republicans Think GOP Should Nominate Someone Other Than Trump - Rasmussen Reports. (even fucking Rasmussen)

Increasing number give Trump poor marks on handling coronavirus: poll : politics ... Wait a minute, are you saying that golfing, rallying, partying at Maralago, and constantly tweeting insults at 4 am is not a sufficient response to a coming pandemic? /S
Trump's White House is guilty of exactly what it accuses China of doing ... "Meanwhile, denialism has been a centerpiece of Trump's pandemic response since the arrival of coronavirus in the United States ... These are the hallmarks of an administration that would rather not know the facts and would prefer not to share those it cannot help but learn.

How Trump has berated, insulted and demeaned female reporters : politics

Someone at the CDC Leaked Another Pandemic Plan the White House Doesn't Want You to See : politics

A Trump Official Tried to Fast-Track Funding for His Friend's Unproven COVID-19 'treatment' Whistleblower Says (the "treatment" removed parts of babies skulls, sounds about right)

After Being Delayed by White House for Almost a Year, Transcripts from House Intelligence Committee Russia Investigation Released : politics
Trump Rewriting History To Deny Russia Supported Him in 2016

The great evil Republicans remain silent about E. Jean Carroll's charge that Trump raped her. (and then he raped America)

A sweeping setback for Trumps foreign business dealings ... a federal appeals court has held he cannot derive income from foreign governments that frequent his businesses.
Appeals court greenlights emoluments suit against Trump - POLITICO

Trump Is Losing the Battle to Keep His Finances Secret : politics
'Obamagate' is Trump's Name for the Crimes He's Trying to Commit Himself

Judge Might Hold Michael Flynn in Criminal Contempt : politics
Trump White House Rewrites History, This Time About Flynn - The New York Times - Three years ago, President Trump swiftly fired his first national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn, for lying to the F.B.I. Ahead of the November election, Mr. Trump and his allies are now telling a very different story.
Michael Flynn Can't Just Walk Away from His Guilty Pleas
Trump White House Rewrites History, This Time About Flynn : politics

House Judiciary chairman demands Barr testifies by June, warns of potential subpoena : politics

The Senate just voted to let the government keep surveilling your online life without a warrant : politics

Graham shoots down Trumps call for Obama testimony on Russia probe origins ... "be careful what you wish for" he warned Trump
GOP senators release list of Obama officials, including Biden, who 'unmasked' Michael Flynn

Barack Obama Speaks Out After Mitch McConnell Tells Him To Keep His 'Mouth shut" ... "So, according to Mitch current presidents can be petty and blame past presidents but previous presidents are not allowed to say a thing? You all think Donald will refrain from discussing Joe on Twitter next year since he is such a classy guy? "
Opinion: McConnell, old white men don't get to tell black men to shut up anymore : politics
Gerth: McConnell attacking Obama over 'tradition' is a laugh : politics (yeah, the "just a little southern tradition" guy)
Mitch McConnell, leader of the totally not racist Republican party, at a meeting of the Sons of Confederate veterans : pics

The conspiracy cupboard is bare - The Washington Post - You can understand why Republicans are desperate to change the topic. Three million more Americans filed unemployment claims last week, bringing the unemployment numbers to 36.5 million, a stunning figure. Republicans are stuck defending their opposition to more aid, the death toll inches toward 90,000

FBI seizes GOP senator's cellphone in probe over stock sales after coronavirus briefing
FBI serves warrant on senator in stock investigation : politics
FBI serves search warrant on Sen. Richard Burr amid stock trading controversy: report : politics
FBI issued warrant to Apple to obtain Sen. Richard Burr's iCloud account as part of stock sales probe : politics

Were retreating to a new strategy on covid-19. Lets call it what it is. ("suffering and death" bc Republicans)

Wisconsin governor: Republicans, state Supreme Court decided 'facts don't matter' in move to reopen state : politics
Wisconsin bars packed with patrons almost immediately after court strikes down stay-at-home order : news
After Wisconsin court ruling, crowds liberated and thirsty descend on bars. 'We're the Wild West,' Gov. Tony Evers says.
'Reopening' Means Workers Will Die -- The wealthy may be fine with sacrificing the vulnerable, but workers are fighting for the sanctity of human life.
"What are you hiding?" Nebraska stops releasing coronavirus data from meat plants after cases spike -- As cases at plants around the state rose, Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts said data would no longer be made public Texas AG asks Supreme Court to order election officials to reject mail ballots from people scared to catch COVID-19 : politics ... "How many more people can the Republicans kill in their attempt to retain power?"

McConnell pines for Pompeo as Kansas chaos looms - POLITICO - Republicans fear they could lose a critical Senate seat (Dumbpeo would lose also)

GOP senator doesn't want to 'wear a face mask in the shower' 00 If you get an email from a weird uncle who watches Fox all day, claiming that "Pelosi wants to corce everyone to wear masks in the shower," you'll know why

Rep. Joe Kennedy is a co-sponsor of new Congressional bill to bail out lobbyist organizations (501(c)(6) groups) : boston

Churches have been astonishingly hypocritical during the pandemic - They want exemptions from general laws. They also want federal funding. : politics (the church industry is in trouble)

Michigan Cancels Legislative Session to Avoid Armed Protesters - Bloomberg (yeah, it's come to that)

These disinformation researchers saw the coronavirus 'infodemic' coming
The Prophecies of Q

Opinion | The New York Times Surrendered to an Outrage Mob. Journalism Will Suffer For It. - POLITICO - On December 27, 2019, the Times published a column by their opinion journalist Bret Stephens 'The Secrets of Jewish Genius'

Ahmaud Arbery shooting: Gregory McMichael, ex-detective accused in slaying, lost arrest power after skipping use of force training, documents show - The Washington Post - Gregory McMichaels law enforcement certification was suspended in 2019 after repeated failures to complete required training (big mistake, fucker cop)

White supremacists built a website to doxx interracial couples and it's going to be hard to take down: Racists have published a hate-filled database targeting white women dating black and brown men as "traitors" and some are being harassed online. (Trumpists)

Facebook has a huge truth problem. A high-priced 'oversight board' wont fix it (Zuckerfuckerberg)

How Boston Made Itself Bigger : boston

How Much Internet Speed Do I Need?

2020 ain't over yet. What's the next big catastrophe we can expect? : AskReddit
BRAZIL UFO CRASH: Visual consistency of craft from multiple sources. : ufo


World's largest wealth fund blacklists four Canadian firms for emissions - Norway'S $1 trillion sovereign fund said on Wednesday it had excluded four Canadian oil and gas companies from its portfolio for producing excessive greenhouse gas emissions, its first use of that reason to blacklist firms.
Deforestation of the Amazon has soared under cover of the coronavirus : worldnews

Over 1.5 million people have recovered from coronavirus around the world : Coronavirus

80,497 Cases Total in MA : CoronavirusMa - 1,165 new cases - 8,536 new tests; 14% positive - 174 new deaths; 5,315 total deaths - -26 hospital; -24 ICU
MA COVID-19 Data 5/13/20 : boston
Mass. reports 1,165 new coronavirus cases, 174 new deaths; Baker warns opening entire economy now would be 'incredibly irresponsible ... Cases in Chelsea once again rose, this time adding 168 cases for a total of 2,412. Chelsea's highest-in-the-state rate of 6,404 cases per 100,000 people is nearly four times Boston's ... Lawrence, which added more than 400 cases from last week, saw its rate increase the most among cities with more than 1,000 total cases.
Scientists warn May 18 still feels too early to begin reopening Mass.
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh says Boston reported no COVID-19 related deaths yesterday : boston
In at least 15 other states governors have taken measures to reduce the number of people behind bars. : CoronavirusMa
CHA Launches COVID-19 Testing in Cambridge - City of Cambridge, MA

Here is what New York is doing... : CoronavirusMa
Regional Monitoring Dashboard | New York Forward

Vitamin D levels appear to play role in COVID-19 mortality rates: Patients with severe deficiency are twice as likely to experience major complications : Coronavirus
COVID-19 and vitamin D -- Is there a link and an opportunity for intervention?
15 US states now hit by rare inflammatory syndrome impacting children : Coronavirus
Medical masks vs N95 respirators for preventing COVID-19 in healthcare workers: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized trials : COVID19
The airborne lifetime of small speech droplets and their potential importance in SARS-CoV-2 transmission : COVID19 ... These observations confirm that there is a substantial probability that normal speaking causes airborne virus transmission in confined environments.

State Data and Policy Actions to Address Coronavirus | The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
Rick Bright will warn Congress of 'darkest winter in modern history' without ramped up coronavirus response - CNNPolitics
Whistleblower Rick Bright, a top government virologist, to testify before House subcommittee on Thursday that he was "involuntarily transferred to a more limited and less impactful position at the National Institutes of Health," and that this personnel move was retaliatory. : news

Coronavirus government response updates: Trump rejects Faucis caution on reopening schoolsThe president said his health expert 'wants to play all side of the equation" (yeah, he said that)
Coronavirus: Fauci says US death toll may be even higher than believed, contradicting Trump : politics
Different Coronavirus Models Are Starting To Agree. The Picture's Not Good : Shots - Health News : NPR
Coronavirus likely forced 27 million off their health insurance - Axios (the Republican plan)
As Coronavirus Restrictions Lift, Millions in U.S. Are Leaving Home Again - The New York Times (Michigan is the worst)
New York City breaks record: 58 straight days with no pedestrian deaths : news

Two reasons California coronavirus cases won't decline soon - Los Angeles Times ... a certain percentage of people are still going out, and people are getting fed up with staying at home. (humans have no memory and learn very slowly)

New US coronavirus hotspots appear in Republican heartlands : politics
Coronavirus-Flooded States May Already Be Doomed for a Second Lockdown
Texas sees 1,000 new coronavirus cases 5 days in a row | TheHill
Texas Governor says no one needs to wear a mask, businesses do not have to provide them to employees, all churches open. : Coronavirus (the great Republican Stupidity Experiment)
Coronavirus cases aren't surging in high-risk states - Axios - Change in new COVID-19 cases in the past week
New US coronavirus hotspots appear in Republican heartlands | World news | The Guardian ... county-specific figures show a surge in infection rates in towns and rural communities in red states such as Texas, Tennessee, Alabama, Kentucky and North and South Dakota
'I would not let your child out in public' : Mom warns after 9-year-old gets illness likely linked to COVID-19

Countries see spike in Covid cases after opening up : worldnews
As coronavirus cases resurge, lockdowns reimposed on at least three continents - The Washington Post - Lebanon on Tuesday became the latest country to reimpose restrictions after experiencing a surge of infections, almost exactly two weeks after it appeared to have contained the spread of the virus and began easing up. Authorities ordered a four-day, near-complete lockdown to allow officials time to assess the rise in numbers.

Woman who allegedly coughed, licked and wiped saliva on an ATM in Toronto is arrested : worldnews

Gay men in South Korea are being hunted on dating apps after palpable homophobia grows amid coronavirus resurgence

Get Ready for a Covid-19 Vaccine Information War - The New York Times - Social media is already filling up with misinformation about a Covid-19 vaccine, months or years before one even exists. (vaccine will make you even dumber)
Fox News Airs Fox Nation Show Starring Alex Berenson, Coronavirus Truther, Called COVID Contrarian (after being catastrophically wrong)

Taiwan says it wants to join an important WHO meeting after coronavirus strategy success. China objects to this : worldnews
China ramping up bullying and intimidation of activists in Canada, report says : worldnews

As China hoarded medical supplies, the CIA believes it tried to stop the WHO from sounding alarm on the pandemic : worldnews
China has launched a social media disinformation campaign on coronavirus, researcher says : worldnews

Arrested Hong Kong protesters are tortured regularly, says human rights group : worldnews
Hong Kong teen who was allegedly gang raped by police in station defends claim after police chief says she must be arrested for lying : worldnews

It's time to take off the gloves against Chinese cybercrime
Think we have military primacy over China? Think again. - The Washington Post

South Korea raised age of consent for sex to 16 from 13 as it seeks to strengthen protection for minors following accusations existing law on sex crimes was too weak...adults who have sex with under-16-year-olds will be prosecuted for child sexual abuse or rape regardless of any alleged consent. : worldnews

Evangelicals trying to convert Jews: A fair price for Christian support for Israel? - Israel News - - A new Israeli TV channel targeting Jews for conversion to Christianity has triggered tumult even among evangelicals' most dedicated Jewish friends. But one 'controversy" won't wreck the Christian-Jewish alliance on Israel (of cource not, follow the dough ... but srsly, Jesus said he'd kill all the Jews before teleporting the satangelicals to heaven and the Jews said sure, only $3 billion a year plus a bunch of killing machines and we definitely don't have any nukes)
Messianic network GOD-TV launches Hebrew channel in Israel, sparking outrage | The Times of Israel - Communications minister calls to investigate 'oversight' that granted channel 7-year license, vows not to allow missionary work on air (a little "undersight" and grease my palm)

Maternity ward massacre shakes Afghanistan and its peace process - Reuters (muzfuckers)

Angela Merkel says hard evidence she was target of Russian hackers

In court filing, FBI accidentally reveals name of Saudi official suspected of directing support for 9/11 hijackers : worldnews (thanks again, Barry, you fucker)
In court filing, FBI accidentally reveals name of Saudi official suspected of directing support for 9/11 hijackers
Trump - Saudi Arabia - orb - trump post - Imgur

Eschaton: The Wall - International travel is going to be a messy issue everywhere for awhile, but "Americans stay home" isn't going to be a hard call. (Europe: "fuck off you diseased cunts")

Powell Warns of Broad Virus Danger, Bats Down Negative Rates - Bloomberg - Fed chair says outlook uncertain, downside risks significant -- Says more fiscal aid may be worth cost to limit long-term harm
Eschaton: So Many Lucky Duckies - Better make sure these moochers aren't double dipping.
Eschaton: Cracking Open The Lock Box - Cracking Open The Lock Box - Social Security. That's where the money is. If you can find a way to get .01 or .1 or 1 or 10% of it siphoned out into your pockets, or the pockets of your rich pals generally, it's a victory. (Larry Fucking Summers telling JoeBi how to fuck things up and lose to Trump, also, some nitwit named Natasha Sarin)
Ironize Codeine on Twitter: "@matthewstoller @NatashaRSarin @JooBilly @sc_cath @mjmill611 I can't put my finger on why, but I think she might be lying.

Trump approval dips amid mounting coronavirus death toll, trails Biden by 8 points: Reuters/Ipsos poll - Reuters

Team Trump Pushes CDC to Dial Down COVID Death Counts - The president and members of his task force are skeptical of the numbers and want the methodology changed.
The Strange Origins Of Trumps Hydroxychloroquine Obsession ... "philosopher" who tweets anti-Semitism, two bitcoin bros and right-wing media helped put an idea in the president's head

We don't have a president, or a plan - 60 days into the coronavirus crisis, the White House does not have a plan, a framework, a philosophy, or a goal ... Trump has substituted showmanship for action, playing the president on TV but refusing to do the actual job. He has both dominated the airwaves and abdicated his duties. As a result, progress against the coronavirus has stalled, even as the lockdown has driven the economy into crisis.
White House Plan For Ending Coronavirus Stay-At-Home Orders -- There Is Still No Plan

Trump and His Cronies Are Going to Try to Screw With the Election : politics (there's your plan)
Kushner, Law Aside, Doesn't Rule Out Delaying 2020 ElectionThe opinion of a White House staff member has no bearing on when the election is held, but his comment played into the concerns of President Trump's detractors. ("detractors" fuck you, NYT)
Jared Kushner clarifies after saying he's' not sure' he can commit to date for presidential election (Kushfuck is in charge of your election)
'Faithless elector': Supreme Court hears cases that could change presidential contests (how many has Jared already bought?)

Vote-by-Mail Under 'Existential Threat' as Top US Postal Service Official Reportedly Forced Out -- Trump is intent on installing his partisan lackeys in control of the Postal Service while congressional Republicans try to force it into insolvency so they can privatize it

Remember When Trump Said He'd Be Happy to Share His Tax Returns?
King Me - Lawyers, Guns & Money (Alito is the worst, Roberts' court is destroying democracy)

Trump has a major vulnerability. Democrats should keep pounding it. - The Washington Post (he's killing everyone by taking away their health insurance, Mitch cackles)

Watergate prosecutors call for judge to ignore DOJ recommendation to drop Flynn case : politics
U.S. judge puts Justice Departments move to drop charges against Michael Flynn on hold

Ex-F.B.I. Official Is Said to Undercut Justice Dept. Effort to Drop Flynn Case - The New York Times
Judge Appoints Outsider to Take On Justice Dept. in Flynn Case - The New York Times - A retired judge will also examine whether the former national security adviser committed perjury ... appointed a hard-charging former prosecutor and judge on Wednesday to argue against the Justice Department in its effort to drop the case and to investigate whether Mr. Flynn committed perjury, an extraordinary move in a case with acute political overtones ... an astonishing move in the latest high-profile criminal case to prompt accusations from current and former law enforcement officials that Attorney General William P. Barr has politicized the Justice Department to protect allies of President Trump ... (deep state pushes back ... the guy who wrote 'The Flynn case isn't over until the judge says it's over' for WaPo vide infra gets to say it isn't over, delicious)
Judge Orders Michael Flynn Perjury Arguments | Law & Crime

Amy Berman Jackson Orders White House to Hand Over Ukraine Emails | Law & Crime

Trump ignores 80,000 coronavirus death count to accuse MSNBC anchor of murder : politics
Trump's coronavirus mask standoff reveals the dangerous ripples of fragile masculinity | Imagine being so scared of appearing vulnerable (to a deadly virus) that you're willing to potentially hurt yourself, or others 00 or even die -- to keep up the masquerade.
Trump despises his own supporters and would be disgusted by them, says ex-friend Howard Stern
Trump Believes Giving Black oV complains about Google results for ters Access to Voting Is Stealing the Election : politics
Trumps Odds of Winning Reelection Are Higher Than You Think ... his approval rating now stands at about 44 percent ... We're more than one month into America's worst economic crisis in 80 years and Trump's approval rating is still considerably higher than it has been for most of his presidency.

The ad that got inside Donald Trump's head is now airing in Columbus

With Obamagate, Trump returns to a favorite distraction tactic - POLITICO - For years, Trump has promoted theories about his predecessor to distract from unwelcome news, elevate himself and excite his base. The details are rarely important.
Eschaton: Give Bill Barr A Chance - I suppose the precedent of "arresting everyone involved with the past administration and throwing them in jail without bail" isn't *entirely* a bad one... (Trump will throw Obama and Clinton an Comey in prison)
As coronavirus roils the nation Trump suggests Joe Scarborough murdered aide - The Washington Post
The Cruelty of Conspiracy: A Personal Story - The Bulwark

Trump supporters never cease to amaze me : PoliticalHumor
Open the door and let that sink in. : PoliticalHumor

Right-Wing Facebook Groups Threaten to Assassinate Michigan Governor Whitmer : politics

A Guide to the Nightmare of Getting Health Insurance in a Pandemic - The American Prospect - really simple, unless you live in the United States of America.
John Cornyn Encourages People To Sign Up For Obamacare After Fighting To Repeal It | HuffPost

Remote Voting in Congress Isnt Just a Matter of Public Health -- It's Necessary for Democrats to Wield Power (Pelosi is a very old idiot)

Mitch McConnell is pushing the Senate to pass a law that would let the FBI collect Americans' web browsing history without a warrant : technology

A new internal GOP poll suggests tight prez, Senate races in Georgia

Ocasio-Cortez among top Dems promoting Biden-Sanders unity : politics

approval rating has fallen among older Americans, many of whom feel especially isolated and at risk. Even a small shift among this bloc of voters could pose a serious threat to the president's reelection ... approval rating among voters over the age of 65 dropped 20 points between March and the end of April (boomers realize finally that Trump is trying to kill them)

How Coronavirus Will Disrupt Future Colleges & Universities ... MIT@Google. iStanford. HarvardxFacebook. (Zuckerfuck will fuck Harvard)
Harvard Medical School announces that the Fall 2020 semester for medicine, dentistry, and graduate studies will be held remotely : boston
Boston College buys Pine Manor

Black woman shot and killed after Kentucky police entered her home as she slept, family says : news
Man repeatedly punched by Los Angeles officer sues city as body-cam footage released : news
/u/NRAsays Explains how police accountability in America is virtually nonexistent for a variety of reasons and provides a nauseating number of examples. And those are just the ones that come to light and are reported on. : bestof (America's big killer-cop problem)
Cop Gets Fired For Posting Video About People's Constitutional Rights & Liberties Being Violated : videos

Naked man found dead after falling through kitchen ceiling then being hit by vehicle : news

Language skills are more important than math skills for learning programming, new neuroscience research shows : science

A secret experiment revealed: In a medical first, doctors treat Parkinsons with a novel brain cell transplant

ELI5: Why does a space elevator have to be tethered at the equator? : explainlikeimfive

Cant_Even18 comments on Take your mask off to make me feel better!
/u/Cant_Even18 recounts their harrowing COVID-19 experience in great detail, in spite of coworkers who think its all owner blown : bestof

ANALYSIS: Netflix Saved Its Average User From 9.1 Days of Commercials in 2019 : television

TIL there's a federal law requiring all vodkas be distilled in such a manner that ensures they pretty much all taste the same (without distinctive character, aroma, taste or color). NPR facilitated a lab study that proved there are no discernible taste differences in cheap vodka vs Grey Goose.

Opinions on MGTOW : MensRights (anti-gynocentrism)

Men of Reddit, how often do you trim your foreskin or do you just let it grow out? : AskReddit

u/alittlebirdy1 explains why having great sex with your husband is not perverted no matter what your friends think : bestof

My mother got embarrassed when she "found my girlfriends panties" on our kitchen table : funny ... Gary Busey: "Fear stands for false evidence appearing real -- it's the darkroom where satan develops his negatives" (hello, Fox News)

u/one-Mikey fabricates a post about how a new solar farm is bad because it was being built by Exon-mobile with taxpayer funds. The post received 1200 upvotes and reddit gold before being taken down. : bestof


Planet's largest ecosystems collapse faster than previously forecast : worldnews
COVID-19 lockdowns significantly impacting global air quality. Nitrogen dioxide pollution over northern China, Western Europe and the U.S. decreased by as much as 60 percent in early 2020 as compared to the same time last year. : science
America's longest river was recently drier than during the Dust Bowl. And it's bound to happen again. - Rising temperatures due to climate change dramatically reduced the snowpack that feeds the Upper Missouri River Basin

79,332 Cases Total in MA : CoronavirusMa - 870 new cases - 6,768 new tests; 13% positive - 33 new deaths; 5141 total - +25 hospital; +5 ICU
MA COVID-19 Data 5/12/20 : boston
Gov. Baker announces 4-phase approach to reopen Mass. : boston
Easy to read four phase of reopening graphic : CoronavirusMa
At least 4 children are hospitalized in Boston with illness linked to COVID-19, doctors say : boston

Fauci warns of 'suffering and death' if US reopens too soon
Coronavirus Live Updates: Health Experts Testify U.S. Still Lacks Critical Capabilities to Contain Spikes - The New York Times ... Rand Paul says "people on the other side" don't believe Fauci ...
The lost six weeks when US failed to contain virus : Coronavirus (when Jared took over the testing)

134 pregnant women in L.A. tested positive for coronavirus, but none of their babies : Coronavirus (send the babies back to work)
You can now order your own antibody test through Labcorp : Coronavirus
After choir practice with one symptomatic person, 53 of 61 (87%) members developed COVID-19. (33 confirmed, 20 probable, 2 deaths) : science

Coronavirus Outbreak at Giant New York State Farm Points to Systemic Issues -W line from any element of the United States' line from any element of the United States government.
e Due a Serious Reordering of American Society -- So much of the collateral damage being done by the pandemic is due to flaws and inequities already existing in American life.
America Is Redefining Itself With the Context of the Pandemic -- South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem will have to excuse the Sioux if they're not inclined to buy the "we're all in this together" line from any element of the United States government.

L.A. County 'with all certainty' will keep stay-at-home orders in place through July
California Governor Newsom delays reopening county after thousands attend rodeo : Coronavirus
Tesla tells California employees to return to work in defiance of county orders : Coronavirus (Moron Mush)
Leaked White House data shows infections spiking more than 1,000% in rural areas that backed Trump | Trump claims cases are falling everywhere. An unreleased task force report shows massive spikes in the heartland : politics
Gov. Brian Kemp's approval rating drops to 39% weeks after he reopened Georgia : politics

Twitter says it will label misleading coronavirus tweets even if they're from Trump : worldnews
's National Anthem Punishable by Prison
Doctors claiming media is blowing Coronavirus out of proportion have press conference video taken down by YouTube. : Coronavirus
I'm an Investigative Journalist. These Are the Questions I Asked About the Viral "Plandemic" Video.
Aztec Kings Had Rules for Plagues, Including Do Not Be a Fool

Packed London tube trains prompt union anger at Johnson's 'back to work' message
Test data from commercial labs going into 'black hole' - Data on tens of thousands of tests not accessible to local NHS and councils -- "No data is being reported until further notice" Senior NHS source says national reporting has also stopped
Nearly 50,000 excess deaths in England and Wales in first five weeks of coronavirus outbreak : worldnews (Tories killed 50K people, no big deal)
Vaccine may 'never' arrive and restrictions may have to remain for long haul, Boris Johnson admits : worldnews
The pandemic forces us to look at the actual kinds of evidence around us when we have to make important decisions in a hurry. Nobody has got it entirely right, but the UK has come closer than most countries to getting it entirely wrong

Over 100 Coronavirus Cases in South Korea Have Now Been Linked to One Guy's Night Out Clubbing - on May 1, a 29-year-old man visited five bars and clubs in Itaewon, one of Seoul's most popular nightlife districts.

Sweden's coronavirsu if it wants to fend off suspicion over the origin of the novel coronavirus : worldnews
strategy is not what it seems

Russia is now the 2nd most COVID-19 infected country after United States : Coronavirus (in a tie with Brazil for most corrupt)

China's 'suspicious behavior' and lack of transparency is fuelling rumours, says US expert: Renowned epidemiologist

Hong Kong police detention of 12-year-old reporter sparks press freedom debate, as gov't warns youngsters to avoid protests : worldnews
Hong Kong Government Will Prioritize Bill to Make Booing China's National Anthem Punishable by Prison

Angela Merkel Under Pressure to Call Out Chinese Abuses at September Summit: 'Human Rights Are Not Negotiable' : worldnews

New Zealand to stick with Taiwan support despite China rebuke : worldnews

Militants storm a maternity hospital : killing 14 people, including two newborn babies, their mothers and nurses, Afghan officials said. : worldnews (incel muzfucks)

Palestinian teen killed in clashes with Israeli troops - 15-year-old Zaid Qaysia was hit in the head by a live round and four others were also wounded in Al-Fawar refugee camp near Hebron, where Israeli forces conduct a manhunt for a rock thrower who killed IDF soldier Amit Ben Yigal a day earlier : worldnews
Pompeo travels to Israel to give U.S. blessing to annexation of West Bank land : worldnews

North Korea leader Kim Jong Un missing for another 12 days : worldnews

U.S. posts record $738 billion budget deficit in April : news

Hacking the Vaccine - Lawyers, Guns & Money (more Dumbpeo horseshit)

With Coronavirus American Travelers Are About to Be Pariahs in This New World (virus built the wall and Trump paid for it)

What are gonna be the real consequences of Covid (like in 20 years)? : AskReddit
Two months in - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Locking down for two months made sense in the context of a plan to do something else afterwards, but there was and is no plan, because this is a third world country with ten thousand nuclear weapons and a literal madman in charge of them and us.
The Sound of One Shoe Dropping - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The California State system has shifted to mostly online education for fall 2020

Trumps lawyers just made appalling arguments to the Supreme Court
'We're asking for temporary presidential immunity,' Trump lawyer Jay Sekulow says - CNNPolitics (until the end of his life)
Trump to claim "absolute immunity" from all subpoenas in Supreme Court tax return showdown | Supremes to rule on Trump "immunity" after lower court judges rejected argument as "repugnant" and "not fathomable"
Interesting tactic : PoliticalHumor

What Happens If the President Tests Positive for Coronavirus - Bloomberg
COVID-19 test used by Trump White House may miss nearly half of positive cases: NYU study (Jared's test)

Two big warning signs for Trump in the new coronavirus poll -- signs he doesnt seem to want to see

You know what the crime is - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Aaron Rupar on Twitter: ".@PhilipRucker: You appeared to accuse Obama of a crime yesterday. What did he do? TRUMP: "Obamagate." RUCKER: What is the crime? TRUMP: "You know what the crime is. The crime is very obvious to everybody."" / Twitter

Two Female Reporters Refused to Let Trump Bully Them Into Silence, So He Ran Away : politics
Trump wanted a coronavirus victory event. It ended when he stalked off after clashing with two female reporters. : politics

'Should have kept his mouth shut': McConnell slams Obama for criticizing Trump admin
Fact check: McConnell claims Obama didn't leave Trump a pandemic 'game plan.' Obama left a 69-page playbook : politics
Mitch McConnell Is Lying Shamelessly About Obama, Because What Else Is There to Do? : politics

Trump Has Lost the Plot -- The president is talking about things most Americans can't comprehend, let alone care about.
After Latest Briefing, Maddow Says 'Something Is Wrong' With Trump: 'Not Able to Keep It Together'

This is Trumps greatest failure of the pandemic (no testing bc it makes him look bad)
Trumps Feeling Is, 'Why Are We Losing Everywhere?' With Advisers Feuding and Numbers Plummeting, Trump Eyes Campaign Shake-up (fire more people!)

Senate Republicans break with Trump over 'Obamagate' - Trump accused the former president of committing the 'biggest political crime in American history' (you know what it is!)
Taking #Obamagate Seriously - The Bulwark - bonkers theory, explained.
Frank Figliuzzi : Trump's 'Obamagate' comments and Barr's Flynn meddling suggest troubling new pivot
'Obamagate' Is the Newest, Dumbest Trumpian Distraction Bait -- Let me get this straight: James Comey was so determined to stop Trump winning in 2016 that he...intervened during the homestretch to critically damage Hillary Clinton's campaign!
Intel chief releases info on unmasking of Flynn to Capitol Hill - The list of names includes former Vice President Joe Biden.
'Obamagate' Is Trump's Name for the Crimes He's trying to Commit Himself
Of over 40 Potential Unmaskings of Mike Flynn During the Transition, Just One Led to Criminal Charges | emptywheel

Trump promotes conspiracy theory accusing MSNBCs Joe Scarborough of murder

House Democrats unveil coronavirus rescue bill that would direct more than $3 trillion to states, individuals, health systems - The Washington Post - Republicans rejected the legislation even before seeing it, describing it as a liberal wish list

Unreleased White House report shows coronavirus rates spiking in heartland communities : politics ("heartland" sure)
Trump Made America sicker, pooer, weak, divided
54% of participants in a new poll cited the Trump administration as a source of misinformation on the coronavirus : politics (when your own government is a fountain of lies)
CNN Poll: Negative ratings for government handling of coronavirus persist - CNNPolitics
In alternate reality : PoliticalHumor

The Flynn case isn't over until the judge says it's over
Former Federal Judge Has Never Seen Anything Like the DOJ's Decision to Drop Michael Flynn Charges

Forced to govern, a fierce partisan warrior gets pragmatic - POLITICO (forced to kiss Jared's butt)

How the Right-Wing Disinformation Loop Helped Kill Virus Research Funding: Matt Gaetz floated a conspiracy theory about a public health initiative on Fox News. The White House defunded it. Then, Trump lashed out at 60 Minutes for reporting the story. : politics

Many governors win bipartisan support for handling of pandemic, but some Republicans face blowback over reopening efforts - The Washington Post

Protesters Do Squats And Push-Ups In Protest of Gym Closures - Little did they know, the gym was inside of them all along.
Texas Salon Owner Admits to The View She Received PPP Funds Before Court Date
Salon owner defends decision to reopen: 'I could create a sterile environment' : news

Trump is getting trounced among a crucial constituency: The haters - POLITICO - In 2016, Donald Trump cleaned up among voters who disliked him and Hillary Clinton. This year, Biden is winning big among the comparable group.

'Believe Women' was a slogan. 'Believe All Women' is a strawman.

Trump's jaw-dropping attack on California's voting plan (opinion) - CNN

Number of People Willing to Risk Choking to Death Alone to Eat In at Ruby Tuesday's Surprisingly Limited - Lawyers, Guns & Money ... On the other hand, opening up WILL fulfill the critical Republican goal of making retail workers take a pay cut to put their health at risk, which one suspects is the real point:

Breonna Taylor: Family seeks answers in fatal police shooting of Louisville woman - The Washington Post - Louisville police executed a search warrant at Taylor's home, looking for a man who did not live in Taylor's apartment complex and had already been detained when officers came to Taylor's apartment after midnight

Report: Anti-Semitic incidents in US hit record high in 2019 : news

Bigamy is no longer a felony in Utah : news

How informant sparked arrest in Scott Johnson's gay hate murder cold case - ABC News

Men who express more happiness seem more likely to be gay. For women, emotional expression provides a small contribution to detecting sexual orientation : science Boston - Historical maps compared with Maps of Today


Goldman Sachs official says companies switching to Zoom instead of business travel could hit oil demand by up to 3 million barrels per day : worldnews

78,462 Cases Total in MA : CoronavirusMa - 669 new cases - 6,339 (one of those was me!); 11% positive - 129 new deaths; 5108 total - -26 hospitalization; +3 ICU
MA COVID-19 Data 5/11/20 : boston
Summer Is (Basically) Canceled: Here's A List Of Boston-Area Events Affected By The Coronavirus : boston

Study: Virus death toll in NYC worse than official tally
California's coronavirus outlook worse than researchers expected, as cases and deaths rise

How coronavirus attacks the human body - The Washington Post - Doctors keep discovering new ways the coronavirus attacks the body
Quarantine Fatigue Is Real. Shaming People Won't Help. - The Atlantic
Beyond Smoking Cessation: Investigating Medicinal Nicotine to Prevent and Treat COVID-19 : COVID19 (also helps with Schizo, ALZ and PD)
Selection of homemade mask materials for preventing transmission of COVID-19: a laboratory study : COVID19

Predicted Covid-19 US death toll keeps rising with states reopening and more people moving around : Coronavirus
As States Rush to Reopen, Scientists Fear a Coronavirus Comeback - The New York Times
The patchwork of state reopenings is a deadly game of trial and error - The Washington Post
Does Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis know what he's doing? We're about to find out.

Coronavirus has been devastating to the Navajo Nation, and help for complex fight has been slow - The Washington Post

In one of the worlds largest slums, the fight against the coronavirus has turned into a struggle to survive ... Mumbai ... Dharavi's one square mile -- about three-quarters the size of New York's Central Park -- is home to nearly a million people, making social distancing a fantasy ...

New Zealand moves to alert level 2 on Thursday 14th, reopening shops such as retail, cinemas etc : worldnews
Woman who tested positive for coronavirus jailed in New Zealand after refusing examination when arriving from U.S. : Coronavirus

Two ultra-Orthodox bastions account for 37% of Israel's virus deaths : worldnews (17th century Hasids in donut hats, same as NYC)

France mandates masks to control the coronavirus. Burqas remain banned. - The Washington Post

Russia overtakes Italy and Britain after record rise in coronavirus cases : worldnews (rootin' tootin' lootin' Putin)
'He is failing': Putin's approval slides as Covid-19 grips Russia : worldnews
Russia medical students slam 'forced labour' in coronavirus wards: Decision to send students for training in COVID-19 wards decried, as 100 doctors reported to have died on front lines. : worldnews
400 Russian Cadets Infected With Coronavirus After Moscow V-Day Rehearsals Proekt : worldnews

Russia accuses US of downplaying Soviet role in WWII. The Kremlin argues the US doesn't appreciate the 27 million Soviet lives that were lost in defeating Nazi Germany. Last week, the White House only mentioned the United States and Britain as victors. : worldnews

Britain's richest men worth #22 billion use taxpayers's cash to furlough staff at their bus firm
Britons want quality of life indicators to take priority over economy. Polls finds majority would like ministers to prioritise health and wellbeing over GDP during coronavirus crisis. : worldnews ("the economy" = the rich")
India's PPE kit production skyrockets from 47,000 per year to 2 ,00,000 a day. India has gone from PPE importer to 2nd largest manufacturer of PPE since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In Japan, pandemic brings outbreaks of bullying, ostracism; The coronavirus in Japan has brought not just an epidemic of infections, but also an onslaught of bullying and discrimination against the sick, their families and health workers : worldnews (long, jong hisotry of national bullying)

The Taiwan Ministry of Foreign Affairs has successfully convinced 22 international airlines to correct their references to Taiwan, despite Beijing's concerted campaign to intimidate air carriers into altering them to erroneously include it as part of China. : worldnews
China tries to calm nationalist fever as calls for invasion of Taiwan grow: Loud calls on social media urge Beijing to strike while world is busy with coronavirus crisis, but observers say the authorities do not want to be rushed (nice propaganda loop you have there)
China berates New Zealand over support for Taiwan at WHO : worldnews

Chinese Scholar arrested by CCP after calling for political reform in China : worldnews
Macau bans annual Tiananmen Massacre photo exhibition : worldnews
Carrie Lam blames Hong Kong education system for fuelling protests : worldnews
Hong Kong leader vows education overhaul after protests - liberal studies at risk : worldnews

U.S. to Accuse China of Trying to Hack Vaccine Data, as Virus Redirects Cyberattacks - The New York Times - Iran and other nations are also looking to steal data and exploit the pandemic with attacks on infrastructure, officials say.
Iranian Navy accidentally bombs own warship in Persian Gulf - 26 deaths and 40 missing : worldnews

Top police officer requests official list of all Jews in Ukrainian city, sparking fury : worldnews

Interpol issues wanted notice for wife of U.S. diplomat sought over fatal UK car crash: ITV : news

Reporter Barton Gellman on how he met NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and broke the explosive news about the American government's surveillance program

Actual unemployment could be at peak Great Depression levels, say White House advisers : Coronavirus

POTUS says coronavirus cases are going down "almost everywhere" - but at least 10 states have rising cases : Coronavirus

Trump walks out of press conference after altercation with female reporters : politics
Aaron Rupar on Twitter: ".@weijia: Why is this a global competition to you when Americans are losing their lives every day? TRUMP: Maybe that's a question you should ask China. WEIJA: Why are you saying that to me, specifically? TRUMP: I'm saying it to anybody who would ask a nasty question like that." / Twitter
There is no greater display of fragile masculinity than our president storming out a press conference because too many women spoke : politics (scroll down for "China" clip)

Trump Spent Mother's Day Rage Tweeting About Obama, Flynn, and the Russia Investigation - There was no mention of the almost 80,000 Americans who have died from the coronavirus so far. : politics
Trump Lambasts '60 Minutes' After Episode About His COVID-19 Conspiracy Mongering : politics
Trump and his allies are launching wild conspiracies about Obama after he slammed the DOJ's decision to drop charges against Michael Flynn : politics
Nearly 2K former DOJ officials call for AG Barr to resign over Flynn case - ABC News -- It's not clear how the judge in Flynn's case will react to DOJ's reversal
Former Acting U.S. Solicitor General: Never Seen Anything Like Ex-DOJ Lawyers' Public Backlash Against Barr

Trump administration cuts funding for coronavirus researcher Peter Daszak, jeopardizing possible COVID-19 cure - CBS News - An American scientist who collaborates with the Wuhan Institute of Virology had his grant terminated in the wake of unsubstantiated claims that COVID-19 is either manmade or leaked out of a Chinese government lab.

Betting markets see Trump winning re-election, despite trailing in polls - Axios
Republicans have already decided Trump is going to lose - The Washington Post

President Trump to claim 'absolute immunity' from subpoenas in Supreme Court appeal : politics (do not distract the supreme leader from his tweeting)
RBG Immediately Went There, Asked Trump Lawyer How Whitewater and Watergate Were Different from Tax Return Case : politics
Trump's Lawyers Just Told the Supreme Court That He's Completely Above Criminal Law
How to Destroy the Balance of Powers: By accepting Trump's argument for keeping his finances secret, the Supreme Court could strip Congress of its ability to hold this, or any, president to account.

Coronavirus live updates: Most White House officials will have to wear masks, but Trump will be exempt - The Washington Post
Trump Says More Testing Makes U.S. 'Look Bad,' But Its Availability Remains A Concern : politics (the truth always makes him look bad)
CEOs, Farm Bureau President Told To Remove Face Masks Before Meeting With Mike Pence | HuffPost - The vice president walked in without a mask shortly after learning his press secretary had tested positive for COVID-19 ("Jesus protects me with his AK-47")
Mike Pence will not self-quarantine and plans to be at the White House Monday - CNNPolitics (soulless pic)

Fox News anchor questions Mnuchin whether Trump administration predictions are "based on economic reality or the November election?" : politics

GOP Senator Who Voted for Trump Tax Cuts and Corporate Slush Fund Says 'Not Enough Money' to Help Everyone Harmed by Covid-19 | "They took care of their billionaire buddies and Wall Street bankers. Now they're trying to say there's 'not enough' left to help you and your family. It's a lie." : politics

If Only the US Had That $6.4 Trillion It Wasted on Iraq and Afghanistan Wars to Fight Covid-19 Pandemic : politics
Trump Admin to Reportedly Claim It Can Handle a Second Wave, as It Fails to Handle the First : politics
Schumer asks VA why it's using hydroxychloroquine to treat coronavirus patients : politics

Bill Barr Twisted My Words in Dropping the Flynn Case. Heres the Truth.
By dropping Michael Flynn's case, Barr has stripped centuries of credibility from the department of justice
Jonathan Kravis: I left the Justice Department after its handling of the Roger Stone case. It just happened again with Flynn. - The Washington Post
Former Mueller Prosecutor Who Quit Barr's DOJ Over Roger Stone Case Breaks His Silence

Schiff -- Pence's embrace of Flynn "not surprising, but pathetic"

Trumps latest effort to gaslight America is falling apart

u/ChronoPsyche asserts a source is biased and, upon challenge, dismantles said biased source nearly line by line : bestof (NYPost and "Obamagate")

GOP senators worry Trump, COVID-19 could cost them their majority : politics

Why No One Is Calling on Trump to Resign | Trump's shamelessness, his unwillingness to express contrition, seems to have become a kind of shield.
The Supreme Court Can't Help Trump Now Without Hurting Itself (not really)

As Mitch McConnell Suggests State Bankruptcies Over Bailouts, Kentucky Has Largest Share of Unemployed in U.S : politics

60 Minutes cites Tucker Carlson Tonight for coronavirus misinformation
Big Tech Has Crushed the News Business. That's About to Change. -- News organizations have long hoped that tech platforms would pay them for news. Now regulators abroad are moving to make that happen (Murdoch fine, google helping you find Fox, bad)

Anti-lockdown protesters carry weapons into North Carolina sandwich shop : news
Police: Man assaults HEB cashier over meat limit purchasing : news
Ice cream shop temporarily closes one day after reopening because customers didn't follow social distancing rules - CNN (Mashpee)
Castle Rock restaurant reopens to Mothers Day crowds in defiance of statewide public health order
Colorado suspends license of Castle Rock restaurant that defied coronavirus public health order : Coronavirus

Anti-Lockdown Boogaloo Protesters Now Have a 21-Year-Old Martyr in Duncan Lemp

Joyette M. Holmes named fourth prosecutor in Ahmaud Arbery case - The Washington Post (a lynching too far)

South Carolina girl, 13, sexually assaulted on Facebook Live : news

Scientists think "Plantet9" could actually be a primordial black hole. It would be the size of a tennis ball with a gravity 5-15 times greater than Earth

TIL that Ancient Babylonians did math in base 60 instead of base 10. That's why we have 60 seconds in a minute and 360 degrees in a circle. : todayilearned


Asteroid sneaks past satellites Monday in one of the closest flybys on record. A previously unseen asteroid the size of a truck flew about 4,350 miles (7,000 kilometers) over the Pacific Ocean on Monday, making it one of the closest passes by our planet on record. : worldnews

77,793 positive cases in Massachusetts : CoronavirusMa - Today we have 1,050 positive results on 11,852 tests for 9% positive. - 139 new deaths (youngest in 40s). - net hospitalizations down another 101 people.
MA COVID-19 Data 5/10/20 : boston
Massachusetts approaches 5,000 deaths from coronavirus - The Boston Globe
MGH predicts 40% of MA could become infected if state reopens in May : CoronavirusMa

Vitamin D deficiency increases COVID-19 mortality, research shows : worldnews

People with coronavirus are dying 10 years earlier than they would have naturally: Study The study disproved those who are dying were already close to the end. : Coronavirus
How to compare coronavirus deaths to flu deaths more accurately - The Washington Post
Yale professor blames Trump administration 'monsters' or thousands of COVID-19 deaths: This is 'awfully close to genocide' -- 'What else do you call mass death by public policy? (Trumpism, duh)
60 to 70 % population will get coronavirus, if vaccine not developed in 2 yrs: US prof : Coronavirus
Coronavirus in the U.S.: a high plateau of cases portends more spread
Child abuse likely under-reported since start of pandemic, doctor warns : Coronavirus
Study Finds More COVID-19 Cases Among Viewers Of Fox News Host Who Downplayed Pandemic : politics (Fuckkity killing his stupid viewers)

Birx said 'there is nothing from the CDC that I can trust' in a White House coronavirus task force meeting -- Birx and others reportedly feared that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was using inflated data on coronavirus death and case rates. (Trump dick-sucker)

When Will New York City Reopen? The Path Will Be Difficult - The New York Times
After weeks with coronavirus, a sick woman wonders when it will end - The Washington Post

Eschaton: America's Worst Humans - Mike Turzai.

More people think UK has handled coronavirus worse than Spain and Italy, poll shows: Only US is judged to have dealt with it worse. : worldnews

Sweden admits failure to protect elderly in care homes : worldnews

Taiwan records zero coronavirus cases for third straight day, has gone 28 days without reporting a single local transmission. : worldnews
Seoul officials ordered all bars and nightclubs closed after as many as 40 new COVID-19 cases were linked to them : worldnews
Russian coronavirus cases above 200,000 : worldnews

'You can't recover from death' : Argentina's Covid-19 response has been the opposite of Brazil's -- Argentina closed swiftly, while Brazil downplayed the crisis. The difference is reflected in their pandemic figures (Bolsonfucked)

WHO backs away from ban on live wildlife markets, prompting warnings over emergence of new coronaviruses : worldnews

South Africas alcohol ban during lockdown reveals its deadly drinking habits (virus saved more lives bc SA's drink alot and kill each other)

Chinese government ships enter Japanese waters near Senkakus for second day in a row. : worldnews
Face-off between Indian and Chinese soldiers on North Sikkim border : worldnews (Xi doing his bully thing everywhere)

Can a reality-TV president create a new U.S. reality that pretends death, despair don't exist? -- Will Bunch

Trump tweets more than 50 times about Russia probe amid new revelations : politics
William Barr's Perversion of Justice -- The attorney general is turning the Justice Department into a political weapon for the president (NYT late to the game)

Economy: The coronavirus collapse could break Trump - CNNPolitics
Coronavirus: Trump says testing 'isn't necessary' as US falls short of benchmarks
Trump wants America to 'normalize' coronavirus deaths. It's the media's job not to play along (NYT: "hold my beer")
As deaths mount, Trump tries to convince Americans its safe to inch back to normal
Pork Chops vs. People: Battling Coronavirus in an Iowa Meat Plant - The New York Times - After Trump's order, meat plants are reopening. Can they do so without endangering their low-wage workers and their communities?
Stimulus impact on deficit drives fears among White House conservatives - The Washington Post

Republicans grow nervous about losing the Senate amid worries over Trump's handling of the pandemic

Docs Show Top WH Officials Buried CDC Coronavirus Report on Reopening | The trove of emails show the nation's top public health experts at the CDC spending weeks working on guidance to help the country reopen, only to see their work quashed by political appointees (Jared said it would look bad)
Trup claims he is'getting great marks' for coronavirus response as US death toll nears 80,000. Polls show a majority of Americans disapprove of his handling of the coronavirus pandemic

The US was sick long before coronavirus. Trump putting his utterly unqualified son-in-law in charge of US's response to the pandemic should not surprise anyone. : politics

The Four Men Responsible For America's COVID-19 Test Disaster ; The White House's inability to track the disease as it spread across the nation crippled the government's response and led to the worst disaster this country has faced in nearly a century ... Dr. Robert Redfield is a right-wing darling with a checkered scientific past. His 2018 nomination was a triumph for the Christian right, a coup in particular for evangelical activists Shepherd and Anita Smith, who have been instrumental in driving a global AIDS strategy centered on abstinence ... Azar is a creature of the GOP establishment: He cut his teeth as a Supreme Court clerk to Antonin Scalia, worked with Brett Kavanaugh on the Clinton-Whitewater investigation under special counsel Ken Starr ... Stephen Hahn no experience running a government agency ... Trump ...

Meadows learns to navigate Kushners sprawling White House influence (evil lizard boy controlling everything)

Lamar Alexander knocks Trump for pushing ahead with Obamacare lawsuit - Axios

Democrats File Lawsuit to Make Absentee Mail-In Voting Accessible to Everyone During Pandemic : politics (Mass Gov Charlie Baker reluctantly agrees to set up a committee to study the problem)
Democrats'Vote-By-Mail Effort Won in Wisconsin: Will It Work Elsewhere?
California Is Sending Every Voter a Ballot This Fall. The Rest of the Country Is Running Out of Time. : politics

Biden's lead is the steadiest on record - CNNPolitics (Amash steals mostly from Dems)

How Chris Hayes Makes Sense of the World-Historical Cataclysm

Why pay your cable company a regional sports fee when there are no games on?

Facebook and the Folly of Self-Regulation | WIRED - new review board is designed to move slowly and keep things intact. (the Zuckerfuckerberg strategy)


Study finds Intolerable bouts of extreme humidity and heat which could threaten human survival are on the rise across the world, suggesting that worst-case scenario warnings about the consequences of global heating are already occurring. : science
More than 3bn could live in extreme heat by 2070 | Unless greenhouse gas emissions fall, large numbers of people will experience average temperatures hotter than 29C. This is considered outside the climate "niche" in which humans have thrived for the past 6,000 years. : worldnews (stupid human fucks didn't realize how good they had it)

With world distracted, the Amazon rainforest continues to burn. Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon hit a new high in the first four months of this year, with 1,202 square kilometres of forest wiped out. : worldnews
Fears of Bolsonaros Threat to the Amazon Realized as New Data Shows Rainforest Destruction Up 55%

The United States stunned other members of the UN Security Council by preventing a vote on a resolution for a ceasefire in various conflicts around the world to help troubled nations better fight the coronavirus pandemic, diplomats said. Washington's reversal came a day after it agreed to the text : worldnews (Trumpfuckers love their killing)
US blocks vote on UN's bid for global ceasefire over reference to WHO. Security council had spent weeks seeking resolution but Trump administration opposed mention of organization. : worldnews
US Congress members write letter to 55 countries in support of Taiwan's WHA bid

Experts Knew a Pandemic Was Coming. Heres What They're Worried About Next. Nine disasters we still aren't ready for

76,743 Cases Total in MA : CoronavirusMa - 1,410 new cases - 10,514 new tests; 13% positive - 138 new deaths; 4840 total - -120 hospitalized; -12 ICU - Total: +1410 +1.9%
MA COVID-19 Data 5/9/20 : boston
Another 138 deaths from coronavirus in Mass., though hospitalizations continue to fall - The Boston Globe
Positive Sign: Boston Now Seeing More Recoveries From Coronavirus Than New Cases : boston

Amid coronavirus pandemic, a growing list of colleges in financial peril - The Boston Globe

Scientists have developed antibodies that can kill coronavirus : Coronavirus
Changes in SARS-CoV-2 Positivity Rate in Outpatients in Seattle and Washington State, March 1-April 16, 2020 : COVID19 - These results suggest that the early and aggressive physical distancing measures enacted in Washington State have influenced the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. Whether adherence to physical distancing will continue and how that affects acquisition trends remain to be determined.
Coronavirus blood-clot mystery intensifies : COVID19
The disease-induced herd immunity level for Covid-19 is substantially lower than the classical herd immunity level : COVID19
The Possible Role of Vitamin D in Suppressing Cytokine Storm and Associated Mortality in COVID-19 Patients : COVID19
Role of Magnesium in Vitamin D Activation and Function | The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association
Berries for Inflammation & Osteoarthritis Treatment |

Found Unresponsive at Home : Grim Records Recount Lonely Deaths Records kept by medical examiners in Florida offer a window into how the coronavirus has killed more than 1,600 people there. Many died at home.

States moving forward with reopening are seeing increases in new coronavirus cases : Coronavirus
Florida marks its deadliest week of coronavirus pandemic : Coronavirus
Court halts ban on mass gatherings at Kentucky churches ... U.S. District Judge Gregory F. Van Tatenhove
Dr. Amy Acton's handling of coronavirus crisis made her an Ohio 'icon' -- and a target (dumbfucks hate intelligence)
South Dakotas governor resisted ordering people to stay home. Now it has one of the nations largest coronavirus hot spots (dumbfuck assholes will kill you)
State Issues Gag Order Hours Before Rumors Of COVID-19 Prevalence At Nebraska City - Gov. Pete Ricketts announced that state health workers will no longer be able to report COVID-19 data from meat processors (the Republican way)

Ousted POTUS administration scientist teared up while ripping the slow coronavirus response: "We could've done something and we didn't" : Coronavirus

Industrial animal farming has caused most new infectious diseases and risks more pandemics, experts warn : worldnews
Live animal "wet markets" in New York City face protests amid coronavirus pandemic : Coronavirus
A combination of three drugs suppressed the coronavirus within seven days when used on patients in Hong Kong, nearly twice as fast as the single medicine seen as a leading hope in the fight against the pandemic, a study has found. : worldnews -- interferon beta-1b, lopinavir-ritonavir and ribavirin together
Cannabis promising in reducing coronavirus infection: Alberta study | Calgary Herald : worldnews

South Dakota governor tells Sioux tribes they have 48 hours to remove Covid-19 checkpoints : Coronavirus

Hong Kong sees no new virus cases for almost 3 weeks : worldnews

Germany shuns Trump's claims Covid-19 outbreak was caused by Chinese lab leak - Internal report "classifies the American claims as a calculated attempt to distract" from Washington's own failings : worldnews ... Trump tossed Starburst candy at German chancellor Angela Merkel, remarking "Here, Angela. Dion't say I never give you anything" ... Putin talking points ...

Half of all 19-24 year old men in the UK have met friends or family members they do not live with during lockdown, compared to a quarter of women the same age : Coronavirus

Ontario premier 'adamant' he doesn't want Canada-U.S. border to open : worldnews

There's One Big Reason the U.S. Economy Cant Reopen -- The country faces the same problem today that it did two months ago: There are not enough tests to contain the virus (Trump: "testing makes me look bad")

New Zealand eliminates COVID-19 : COVID19 (not quite)

Outbreaks in Germany, S. Korea show the risks in easing up

Iran's coronavirus cases jump 50% three weeks after country reopens with 1,485 new cases over the last 24 hours

Airbnb slump means Europe's cities can return to residents, say officials : technology

Australia begins 3 stage process to end Coronavirus restrictions after many states continue to report 0 new cases with proper testing measures in place. : worldnews
American billionaire hedge-fund manager Julian Robertson took $800,000 in COVID-19 aid from New Zealand's government to pay the staff at his luxury resorts : worldnews

China asked the WHO to cover up the coronavirus outbreak: German intelligence service : worldnews
WHO says delayed epidemic's takes hold in Eastern Europe as coronavirus cases in Russia rise
Russia calls Ukrainians in Crimea foreigners and forces them to sell their land

The Saudi Crown Prince's Latest Crackdown Should Worry His Wealthy Foreign Friends: Saudi forces killed an activist protesting displacement for a futuristic megacity. The project's board features high-profile Americans who remain silent on the shooting.

The Murdoch media's China coronavirus conspiracy has one aim: get Trump re-elected - Former Australian PM Kevin Rudd

Donald Trump says US would send an army, not two mercenaries, to overthrow Venezuela's Maduro : worldnews

Allies despair as Trump abandons America's leadership role at a time of global crisis : worldnews

Eschaton: The Wall - Absent an absurd turn of good luck at the Deus ex Machina level, the US could be a "no go zone" for the rest of the world soon. (the virus built the god-damned wall out of the bodies of people Trump killed)

Soaring joblessness could shake U.S. economy, politics for years - The Washington Post - Eye on lessons from the Great Depression and 2008 crisis
Five new rules for a post-pandemic retirement - The Washington Post
Eschaton: We'll Know Better Next Time - I don't have the entirety of The Discourse jacked into my head, but I see very little acknowledgement from the people in power, or even people with big microphones, that this is an unfolding disaster that can't be remedied with the equivalent of a few band aids. Things are fucked - short term, long term, structurally - and they can't easily be unfucked. Fixing the Great Recession was easy and "they" failed at that. Fixing this one is hard and even with unimaginable unemployment numbers coming in there doesn't seem to be much urgency. (and Pelosi is an idiot)
Unsanitized: Pelosi Dials Up a K Street Bailout
Calculated Risk: April Employment Report: 20,500,000 Jobs Lost, 14.7% Unemployment Rate
Six charts that show the extent of the economic devastation caused by the coronavirus pandemic - The Boston Globe
As Job Losses Mount, Lawmakers Face a Make-or-Break Moment - The New York Times - The United States just lost 20 million jobs. The wrong federal response could make those layoffs a permanent fixture of the U.S. economy and sentence thousands of companies to bankruptcy. (will Trump totally fuck this up like everything else he's touched?)

Anxious About the Virus, Older Voters Grow More Wary of Trump - The New York Times - standing with seniors, the group most vulnerable to the coronavirus, has fallen as he pushes to reopen the country ... approval rating on the handling of the coronavirus was lower with seniors than with any other group other than young voters. (boomer assholes who voted for him having second thoughts)
Fight Over Virus's Death Toll Opens Grim New Front in Election Battle (it's all fake news)
Eschaton: Some Experts Agree - President stable genius is super smart, because he understands that tests can't tell you that you're sick if you aren't yet sick. -- What a garbage paper. Make sure you get a quote from someone to show that the president is not a dumbass! (NYT, of course)
Amazing! NYT found someone to clean up Trump's "test aren't great because they tell you that you're sick arguement

Anthony Fauci to begin 'modified quarantine' - CNNPolitics
Robert Redfield, CDC director, to self-quarantine after exposure to person at the White House who tested positive for Covid-19 - CNNPolitics

Trump's White House rattled after positive coronavirus tests and officials send mixed message on how to respond - The Washington Post (haha, Katie spread it everywhere)
Acyn Torabi on Twitter: "Trump: Katie, she tested very good for a long period of time and then all of the sudden today she tested positive... This is why the whole concept of tests aren't necessarily great (President Stupid)
Trump sought a reopening but found the virus in the White House instead - CNNPolitics
Two White House Coronavirus Cases Raise Question of if Anyone Is Really Safe - The New York Times - If it is so hard to maintain a healthy environment at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, then how can businesses across the country establish a safe space for their workers?

Obama says in private call that 'rule of law is at risk' in Michael Flynn case : politics
Obama Slams Dropping Of Michael Flynn Case, Calls White House COVID-19 Response 'Absolute Chaotic Disaster' : politics
Obama Warned Trump Against Hiring Mike Flynn, Say Officials - May 8, 2017 (god damn, the pic)
'There is no precedent that anybody can find': Obama reportedly excoriated the DOJ's decision to drop the Michael Flynn case in a private call : politics
Obama says White House response to coronavirus has been 'absolute chaotic disaster' - CNNPolitics

Prestige Ameritech offered to make millions of N95 masks in Texas. The government turned him down.. - The Washington Post

Sanders: US facing 'worst moment in American history maybe since the Civil War' : politics ... "If we are to have another contest in the near future of our national existence, I predict that the dividing line will not be Mason and Dixon's but between patriotism and intelligence on the one side, and superstition, ambition and ignorance on the other." -- Ulysses S. Grant

Michael Flynn: Filing error adds to twists of criminal case reversal - CNNPolitics
House Judiciary Democrats Call for IG Investigation into AG Barr's Politicization of DOJ : politics
In Michael Flynn Case, William Barr Again Takes Aim at Robert Mueller Inquiry - The New York Times - move was the latest example of the attorney general's effort to chisel away at the special counsel investigation and emphasize an alternate narrative. (NYT: "alternative narrative" when they mean "pack of lies")

Storm builds around Barr over dropping of Flynn case | TheHill (LOCK HIM UP!)

George Conway: No one in this country is above the law. The Supreme Court is about to teach that lesson. - The Washington Post

Federal Watchdog Says Coronavirus Whistle-Blower Should Be Reinstated as It Investigates. The Office of Special Counsel has found "reasonable grounds" to believe Dr. Rick Bright was ousted from a senior science post for questioning Trump administration actions.
Ousted government scientist who pushed back on Trump-touted coronavirus treatment speaks out - 60 Minutes - CBS News - Rick Bright says he was removed from his position after he warned about deficiencies in the country's response to COVID-19.

u/cheeruphumanity gives examples of all the different ways Trump has used logical fallacies to twist the truth : bestof

Trump Met With GOP Lawmakers For An Hour. Nobody Wore A Mask Or Stayed Apart. | HuffPost - Are these guys begging to get the coronavirus? (yes, please)

Trump Livid After California Allows Statewide Mail-In Voting: 'These Votes Must Not Count'

The Southern Democrat with the power to shut down Trumps conventionUp for reelection this fall, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper has to decide whether to allow Trump coronation to proceed amid a pandemic

COVID-19 and the Racial Contract - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Adam Serwer is excellent on a critical reason why Republicans have adopted a /\_(?)_// response to the pandemic:
America's Racial Contract Is Showing - The Atlantic - The pandemic has exposed the bitter terms of our racial contract, which deems certain lives of greater value than others.

GOP lawmakers proposing new bill to limit powers of Ohio health director - Ohio Capital Journal (Refucks: no health for you)

Tara Reade's Lawyer Says Bill Maher Is Recycling Old Rape Myths (by pointing out how many stories she's told)
Tara Reade's big on-camera interview wasnt on Fox News or CNN. It was on Megyn Kellys YouTube channel.

Hydroxychloroquine truther Laura Ingraham, who is not a doctor, begs Trump to overturn FDA's warning The Fox host's plea came hours before the largest study published to date found the drug failed to help patients (haha, she invested in the hoax)

Fact-checking Judy Mikovits, the controversial virologist attacking Anthony Fauci in a viral conspiracy video | Science | AAAS (Science reads reddit, which did it better)

Florida oncology network that bilked cancer patients gets $67 million in COVID-19 aid .. Florida's largest CARES Act recipient violated antitrust law (the best crooks win again)

Jim Bakkers Prepper Village Is Having the Worst Apocalypse Ever

Arrested Dallas Hairdresser's GoFundMe Launched Before She Even Reopened - As far as PR stunts go, this one has been lucrative.
My chest is aching, burns like a furnace, the burning keeps me alive - Lawyers, Guns & Money - I regret to announce you that American liberty is permanently dead: (Todd Starnes is a Republican idiot asshole)

Couple wear masks with SWASTIKAS on them while grocery shopping in California | Daily Mail Online -- Hart and a woman who was accompanying him can be seen with masks on and a Nazi flag that they use Velcro to attach -- The woman with Hart is wearing a shirt with a version of Pepe The Frog as a frog ("Dusty Shekel" hahaha)

For cops who kill, special Supreme Court protection - The U.S. high court's continual refinement of an obscure legal doctrine has made it harder to hold police accountable when accused of using excessive force (unqualified immunity)

The smear campaign against Ahmaud Arbery has already begun -- It's Trayvon Martin all over again ... white people can wear bandanas, carry rifles, and storm a state capitol building. Black person? Can't jog down the street.
The Perversity of Needing to See Ahmaud Arbery Die on Video to Recognize That His Black Life Mattered : politics
Georgia Attorney General to look into how Ahmaud Arbery case was handled "from the outset" : news
Security video | GBI reviewing additional video footage in Ahmaud Arbery case : news
Glynn County commissioner says DA blocked arrests after fatal shooting
Man who recorded the Ahmaud Arbery shooting has been receiving threats, attorney says : news
Attorney who leaked Ahmaud Arbery 'lynching' video thought it would CLEAR his friends | Daily Mail Online
It took 74 days for suspects to be charged in the death of a black jogger. Many people are asking why it took so long. - The Washington Post

Indianapolis Police Face Growing Questions After Killing 3 People in 8 Hours : news

The FBI Agent Who Can't Stop Thinking About Waco -- A quarter century after 82 Branch Davidians and 4 federal officers were killed, Byron Sage is still arguing about what happened.

WATCH NOW: Father Mark White receives no-trespass notice to stay off church property and out of his residences | Local News | - Bishop Barry Knestout earlier this week had banned Father Mark White from performing the duties of priest in Martinsville and Rocky Mount, which means he is prohibited from the public celebration of the sacraments and other official functions ... Bishop: "I have a responsibility to ensure all ministries within the diocese work to unify and build the Body of Christ" (who loved sexual abuse -- shitty article beats around the bush)

Pennsylvania just became the third state to ban child marriage : news ... Some 77% of the children wed were minor girls married to adult men, often with significant age differences. Some children were wed at an age, or with a spousal age difference, that constitutes statutory rape under their state's laws

The real Lord of the Flies: what happened when six boys were shipwrecked for 15 months | Books | The Guardian
The real Lord of the Flies: what happened when six boys were shipwrecked for 15 months : books

TIL During the American Revolutionary War, both the British and Americans allowed slaves to enlist, promising freedom once the war was over. After the war, most American troops were forced back into slavery, but the British kept their word and freed most of their troops. : todayilearned

Having your own garden -- and spending time in it -- improves health and well-being. Increased health benefits from spending time gardening are similar to those seen among people who live in wealthy neighborhoods when compared with those who live in poor ones

ELI5: Why won't microwaving spoiled food make it safe to eat?

Is there a fundamental and consistent difference between fields that follow the inverse-square law and fields that follow the inverse-cube law? : askscience

The hidden links between mental disorders - Psychiatrists have a dizzying array of diagnoses and not enough treatments. Hunting for the hidden biology underlying mental disorders could help -- Every single mental disorder predisposed the patient to every other mental disorder -- no matter how distinct the symptoms (just a little biology)

aparker314159 comments on Daily Roundtable May 09 2020 (brilliant)

What positive effects has the quarantine had for you? : AskReddit

Online gamer finds missing US child from their bedroom in England : videos

People who saw "something" next to the road and stopped to take a look, what's your story? : AskReddit
Has anyone died from your school? If so, how did they die, and how did it make you feel? : AskReddit

What was the worst physical pain you have ever experienced? : AskReddit

What have you learned with your time on Reddit? : AskReddit

Eschaton: Oh, Elon - Having another normal weekend (the guy is nuts)


New Scientist News: Universal basic income seems to improve employment and well-being. : worldnews
Nearly 40 mayors representing more than 700 million people in cities across globe calling for transformative recovery from crisis that fundamentally alters global economic and energy systems, warning mere return to "business as usual" means accepting world barreling toward climate catastrophe. : worldnews
Democratic senators propose $2,000 monthly payments to most AmericanKamala Harris, Bernie Sanders and Ed Markey want to dramatically expand support during the coronavirus crisis.
Democratic senators propose $2,000 monthly payments to most Americans - POLITICO

4,000,000 COVID cases World-Wide, 11 days after reaching 3 Millions. Covid Cases grew from 1M to 2M in 12 days, and from 2M to 3M in 13 days. : Coronavirus
US is set to have 200,000 cases today, just 5 days after its 100,000th case and 15 after its 10,000th. : Coronavirus
Current COVID-19 situation - COVID 19 graph & data
1 Million pixels covid cases by country, visualised
US Covid cases grew 98% in 3.2 days and Tripled in 5.1 days, the fastest in any country above 10,000 cases : Coronavirus
Coronavirus Live Updates: F.D.A. Clears First Home Saliva Test; Pence Aide Tests Positive

75,333 Cases Total in MA : CoronavirusMa - 1,612 new cases - 14,391 new tests; 11% positive - 150 new deaths; 4702 total - -87 hospital; -26 ICU ("it's now official: Massachusetts has more deaths than China...)
MA COVID-19 Data 5/8/20 : boston
Church continues to ignore orders/ Worcester estimate for peak pushed to May 14 : CoronavirusMa
Northeastern University intends to reopen for on-campus classes this fall : boston
'Nothing short of disgusting' : Nurses outraged as Cape Cod Hospital reportedly furloughs hundreds of workers
Second Medford nursing home reports spike in coronavirus cases

73 NY Children Sick With Rare COVID-Related Inflammatory Illness, 1 Death Confirmed : Coronavirus (virus time-bombs kids and probably adults)

Coronavirus pandemic may lead to 75,000 "deaths of despair" from suicide, drug and alcohol abuse, study says - CBS News

If 80% of Americans Wore Masks, COVID-19 Infections Would Plummet, New Study Says : Coronavirus
France had Covid-19 in November, hospital says after analysis of chest scans : Coronavirus
Hydroxychloroquine Fails to Help Coronavirus Patients in Largest Study of the Drug to Date: Hydroxychloroquine administration was not associated with either a greatly lowered or an increased risk of the patients on ventilators or death; meaning it should not be wasted on COVID-19 patients. : science
Study Finds Nearly Everyone Who Recovers From COVID-19 Makes Coronavirus Antibodies : worldnews
Canadian study finds temperature, latitude not associated with COVID-19 spread : science

1919 vs 2020 - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Trump tightens grip on coronavirus information as he pushes to restart the economy - The Washington Post
De Blasio Strips Control of Virus Tracing From Health Department - The New York Times - Leading health officials expressed serious concerns over the transfer of contact tracing to the agency that runs public hospitals, a departure from current and past practice. (how Trumpian)
Call it DeBLOVID-19: Mayor Urged NYCers to 'Go On With Your Lives' as City Became Cesspool of Infection
The NYPD Arrested 40 People on Social Distancing Violations. 35 Were Black. - The New York Times - Mayor Bill de Blasio said the police had enforced rules properly, but other officials expressed concern about tactics similar to unfair "stop and frisk" practices.

The Unwitting Herd Immunity Experiments - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Due to the utter indifference to the fate of meatpacking workers and prisoners, we may find out more about herd immunity issues through semi-intentional herd immunity experiments on unwitting and unwilling participants soon
After testing positive for antibodies, Minnesota man thinks he may have had COVID-19 in December : Coronavirus

Gov. Ricketts: Nebraska wont release specific COVID-19 numbers at meatpacking plants
Las Vegas mayor who offered to reopen city as 'control group' faces recall effort ... "She seems like a perfectly reasonable fucking whackjob. ffs. People actually voted for that.... person?
Texas Still Seeing Near 1000 New COVID-19 Cases A Day As More Businesses Reopen Today : Coronavirus
I Hired a Team of Secret Shoppers to Find Out How Businesses Were Opening in Dallas. It's Not Good
Mark Cuban Hired a Team of Secret Shoppers to Find Out How Businesses Were Opening in Dallas. It's Not Good
Coronavirus: California identifies nail salons as source of spread, Gov. Newsom says
Reopening California: Governor Gavin Newsom signs executive order to send every Californian a mail-in ballot in November - ABC7 Los Angeles

Sweden admits a 'big failure' to prevent elderly deaths from coronavirus as toll passes 3,000 with 90% of victims over 70. : worldnews ... In a couple years, we will know if Sweden made a mistake or if the rest of us made the mistake.
Sweden sees higher coronavirus death rate than US after refusing lockdown : worldnews

A Broadband Engineer Was Spat on by a 5G Conspiracy Theorist. Then He Got Coronavirus: In UK the attacks on network workers are getting more frequent, brazen, and violent. : worldnews

Hong Kong police crack protester iPhones, but unable to crack Google Pixels : worldnews
Taiwan to pass law recognising PRC rulership of mainland Chinese, deleting "Reunification of the motherland" claim. : worldnews
Taiwan refuses to deport caregiver who 'insulted' Philippine president on Facebook ... "nsulting the creepy child rapist Duterte?"

Russian billionaire oligarch who frequently played ice hockey with Putin is found shot dead at his Moscow mansion in 'suspected suicide' : worldnews

An Incursion Into Venezuela, Straight Out of Hollywood - The New York Times - The operation to overthrow the president failed miserably, and eight rebels were killed. But a former Green Beret who was not on the mission has emerged as the central character.
American captured over Venezuelan coup plot says Donald Trump ordered plan : worldnews
Venezuela's opposition negotiated a $213 million deal with a US security company to invade the country and overthrow President Nicolas Maduro

Germans in Berlin celebrating public holiday to mark end of Second World War for very first time. Normally 8 May passes without any significant attention, but for 2020 and the 75th anniversary, Berlin decided to declare it new public holiday for not only defeat of Nazism but rebirth of democracy. : worldnews

Pompeo changes tune on Chinese labs role in virus outbreak, as intel officials cast doubt (Dumbpeo lied?)
The real scandal isn't what China did to us. It's what we did to ourselves (if by "we" you mean Republifuckers)

Trump says he's sending ventilators to Russia for Putin's coronavirus response, but previously pushed back on requests from US governors : worldnews (Jared cackles)
Moscow Is Attacking the 2020 Election. But the Trump Administration Won't Say How : Putin is at it again, and no one is sounding the alarm.
RT America recruiting US journalists ahead of 2020 election

Jobs report April 2020: Record 20.5 million jobs lost, unemployment rate jumps to 14.7%
April Jobs Report Shows Record Unemployment Rate: Live News Tracker - The New York Times
Jobless rate spikes to 14.7%, highest since Great Depression
Coronavirus: US unemployment rate is highest since Great Depression : politics
Political fantasy battles economic reality after tens of millions of jobs lost - POLITICO - Trump expects a sharp bounce-back in jobs. But as bankruptcies pile up, the labor market will need much of the next decade to replace the jobs gone for good.
The paranoid style goes viral - Lawyers, Guns & Money - The Labor Department said Friday that the economy shed more than 20.5 million jobs in April, sending the unemployment rate to 14.7 percent devastation unseen since the Great Depression. (def watch No Depression in Heavan)
States face economic death spiral from coronavirus - Axios
April jobs report: Wages appeared to soar, but the backstory is an awful one. - The Washington Post ... When all the lowest earners get laid off for furloughed, they're dumped from the data that the government uses to calculate earnings (look at our beautiful economy after we killed all the low-wage people)
Coronavirus economy shows how easy it is to fall from the middle class into poverty - The Washington Post

WATCH: Morning Joe Airs Damning Montage of Trumps Rhetoric as Coronavirus Death Toll Rose
This is one of Trumps biggest and most insulting lies yetThe claim is that, having once created the most spectacular economy in the known universe, he will now do so a second time.

Why We Are "Reopening" - Lawyers, Guns & Money - A white supremacist nation sees who dies from COVID-19 and goes full white supremacist.
Trump blocks national testing program -- W hy? Because tests make us "look bad." -- Amid Trump's flagrant lies, a truth comes out: He's never wanted "all this testing" because it makes him look bad

AP Exclusive: Docs show top WH officials buried CDC report -- The decision to shelve detailed advice from the nation's top disease control experts for reopening communities during the coronavirus pandemic came from the highest levels of the White House (you don't need no libturd science)

Katie Miller, Pence spokeswoman, tests positive for coronavirus - POLITICO
Document reveals Secret Service has 11 current coronavirus cases, as concerns about Trump's staff grow
Trump continues to flout coronavirus protocols even after Pence aide Katie Miller tests positive for the illness - The Washington Post
'Can I carry the empty one just for the camera?' Mike Pence caught on hot mic suggesting he pretend to deliver protective equipment to nursing home
Vice President Mike Pence staffer tests positive for coronavirus

Kushner Details His Wild Idea to Use Russias Secret CommsKushner admitted to floating a back-channel of sorts, but said the then-Russian ambassador nixed the idea. (dirty little commie lizard boy)

Don't Forget, Michael Flynn Pleaded Guilty. Twice ... "Mr. Barr is now saying he cannot prove charges to which Mr. Flynn has twice pleaded guilty in court -- and for which there is ample evidence.
William Barr and his henchmen must be held accountable : politics
Trump Sets Free Another Russia Probe Criminal, Then Gloats With Putin : politics
Bill Barr Defends Michael Flynn Reversal: 'History Is Written by the Winners'
Opinion | The Appalling Damage of Dropping the Michael Flynn Case - The New York Times - It embeds into official U.S. policy a shockingly extremist view of law enforcement as the enemy of the American people.
William Barr helps President Trump free Michael Flynn without a pardon - The Washington Post - The Trump Justice Department is undermining the rule of law.
'Never Seen Anything Like This' -- Experts Question Dropping of Flynn Prosecution - Abandoning the case is the latest step in a pattern of dismantling the work of the Russia investigators. A former prosecutor likened it to eating the department from the inside out.

'My God,' Says US Senator After William Barr Deploys 'History Is Written by the Winners' Trope | "The head of the American justice system now saying publicly that there is no good or bad except what the strongest want. The definition of autocracy." : politics
Sen. Kamala Harris renews call for Attorney General Barr to resign : politics
Skeptical judge could hold up Trump administration's bid to clear Flynn, legal experts say | Article [AMP] | Reuters
Team Trump Wants Flynn Back for 2020, Sees Him as Its 'Nelson Mandela'
An Ugly Day for the Justice Department - Lawfare
After Flynn reversal, Trump signals his FBI director is on thin ice - The Washington Post

McEnany On Trump Not Wearing Mask Around WWII Vets: 'They Made The Choice To Come Here' (and die for Trumpster)

A Fox News Host Implored the Public to Be Brave and Defy Stay-at-Home Orders. Via Video Chat. From His Home. : politics
Beloved gay weatherman unceremoniously fired after standing up to Trump-supporting, far-right, anti-lockdown protesters : politics

Discredited Doctor and Sham 'Science' Are the Stars of Viral Coronavirus Documentary ''Plandemic' -- Dr. Judy Mikovits is portrayed as a science genius in a conspiracy film about the coronavirusbut her own research history is dubious and the video is full of bizarre claims.
iIenzo comments on Where can I find a good rebuttal to "Plandemic"? (reddit did it better, as usual)
As '#Plandemic' goes viral, those targeted by discredited scientist's crusade warn of 'dangerous' claims - Initially pushed by anti-vaccination disinformation peddlers, the video was then promoted by minor celebrities.
'Plandemic' Is Dangerous, Viral Nonsense (RFKjr lurking in the background)

The Masks of Nyorangelathotep - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Brad Parscale models the tRump/Dense 2020 face masks that the campaign may sell or give away at rallies while he waits for the results of the test he has to take before he can gain audience with The Might Emanation ... In other words, a perfect metaphor for the GOP. (cheap paper fake mask with weird ear-flaps doesn't protect anyone)

Trump campaign to unload on Biden with negative ad onslaught - POLITICO - marks a turning point

New Title IX regulations no longer require coaches to report sexual misconduct : politics (deVosed)

1996 court document confirms Tara Reade told of harassment in Bidens office -- does not say Biden committed the harassment nor does it mention Reade's more recent allegations of sexual assault.
Prominent lawyer, Trump donor representing Biden accuser
Tara Reade calls for Biden to drop out of presidential race | TheHill
The agonizing story of Tara Reade and her sexual assault allegation against Joe Biden - Vox - what I found, and where I'm stuck.
Rep. Ocasio-Cortez Says Biden Sexual Assault Allegation 'Not Clear-Cut'

Jared Kushner always declares his failures are successes - The Washington Post (Kushfucker)
Project Airbridge: White House pandemic supply effort swathed in secrecy, exaggerations - The Washington Post (Kushfucked)

She Said Anthony Fauci Sexually Assaulted Her. Now She Says Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman Paid Her to Lie.

Woman who accused Fauci of sex assault now says Trump supporters paid her to lie - Raw Story - The woman says right-wing provocateur Jacob Wohl and his frequent accomplice Jack Burkman persuaded her to cast Fauci as the assailant using details from an actual sexual assault she survived just after high school, and they paid her to do it

Markey pulls within two points of Kennedy in latest MA Senate Primary poll : boston

Democrats fume over having to clean up Bloomberg's mess -- billionire cut loose scores of staffers who'd been promised paychecks through theelection -- and state parties are getting pressured to hire them (Bloomfucked)

Revealed: major anti-lockdown group's links to America's far right -- American Revolution 2.0, which presents itself as bipartisan, has been assisted by far-right individuals -- some with extremist links (Civil War rebranded)
Armed black citizens escort Michigan lawmaker to capitol after volatile rightwing protest | US news : news
More than 70 test positive for coronavirus after attending "a large gathering" : Coronavirus (the wingnut gunster rally, stupidity is a bitch)

Access journalism is killing us - PRESS RUN - News consumers deserves real answers - Eric Boehlert (ABC's David Muir wants his access)

I Feel Like This Is End Times: Will the Coronavirus Crisis Finally Crush New Yorks Tabloids?The Post and the News, crucial pillars of the city's mindset, are reeling, with little hope in sight. Could Rupert Murdoch sell the Post? By Joe Pompeo May 7, 2020

Lynch Mob Actually Arrested - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Georgia governor calls shooting video 'absolutely horrific' : news
The murderers of Ahmaud Arbery have been arrested, 2 months after Georgia sat on the case. : pics
Georgia shooter's father previously investigated victim Ahmaud Arbery
Glynn County commissioners say DA blocked arrests after fatal shooting : news
Latest on the killing of Ahmaud Arbery: Man who filmed video joined in hot pursuitinternal memo says
Bond denied for father, son charged with murder in Ahmaud Arbery case : news

High school senior, mother say large group of armed people, including off-duty deputy, terrorized them in their home - High school senior, mother say large group of armed people, including off-duty deputy, terrorized them in their home

Cord-Cutting Explodes in Q1 as Pay-TV Sector Delivers Worst-Ever Losses : television

Nearly 1 in 5 US kids are obese, according to latest data

B.C. teacher suspended for showing video about 'incels' to Grade 12 class

What are people slowly starting to forget? : AskReddit

workers who got their bosses fired: how? : AskReddit

What's the creepiest or most unexplainable thing you've ever seen that you haven't shared anywhere?


A Deadly Bacteria Kills Olive Trees Across Southern Europe Scientists in southern Europe are fighting a deadly pathogen that's killed millions of olive trees in Italy. : pathogen that's killed millions of olive trees in Italy.-- worldnews

The Trump Administration Is Reversing Nearly 100 Environmental Rules. Here's the full list (Refuck deathmongers)

Where The Latest COVID-19 Models Think Were Headed -- And Why They Disagree
It Only Took 7 Days For The Coronavirus Deaths To Exceed Projections For August : Coronavirus -- With 1.2 million cases and more than 73,000 deaths, the United States has had the largest outbreak of coronavirus in the world. (the biggest numbers!)
Cuomo: Most new NY coronavirus hospitalizations are from people who stayed home
NY Gov. Cuomo says he won't sacrifice human lives to reopen the economy: The argument is 'absurd' : news

73,721 Cases Total in MA : CoronavirusMa - 1,696 new cases - 11,993 new tests; 14% positive - 132 new deaths; 4552 total - -126 hospital; -70 ICU - Total: +1696 +2.35%
MA COVID-19 Data 5/7/20 : boston
Massachusetts COVID-19 Response
Weekly Town by Town MA Update : CoronavirusMa
Pastor violated mass gathering ban for 3rd time. Says, "I'm not worried about anything; I'm take a stand for the Lord (Worcester -- the "Lord" Satan)

Coronavirus in the U.S.: a high plateau of cases portends more spread

Vietnam: Normal life is 99% back, wearing mask is no longer mandatory in public. : Coronavirus
[Italy] "Coronavirus mutated and lost some strength. Now the infections are less severe" : Coronavirus (probably not)
In Search of Preventative Strategies: Novel Anti- Inflammatory High-CBD Cannabis Sativa Extracts Modulate ACE2 Expression in COVID-19 Gateway Tissues : COVID19
Two drugs show promise against COVID-19 : COVID19
The mystery of the pandemic's happy hypoxia
Evidence of Protective Role of Ultraviolet-B (UVB) Radiation in Reducing COVID-19 deaths : COVID19
NBC News: Fever, fatigue, fear: For some recovering COVID-19 patients, weeks of illness, uncertainty : CoronavirusMa

Coronavirus Task Force GetsI ????? : boston
ts 'Mission Accomplished' Moment -- The White House shifts focus from public health to economics.
Researcher testifies to Congress that not a single state meets Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security criteria to reopen safely : politics
Most States That Are Reopening Fail to Meet White House Guidelines - The New York Times
Trump Administration Shelves CDC Guide To Reopening Country During Pandemic; A detailed document giving advice to local leaders on reopening public places will 'never see the light of day"
White House shelved CDC reopening guidance: report : politics

Mitigation and chaos - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Matt Yglesias lays out nicely in Vox how a mitigation strategy that keeps the pandemic from overwhelming the health care system will save some lives, but still result in probably upwards of one million excess deaths in the US from the direct and indirect results of the disease.
Flattening the curve isn't good enough -- The case for an actual coronavirus suppression strategy.
Germany and U.S. on Divergent Paths to Reopen - The New York Times - Online retailers, backed by Amazon, are beginning a campaign to press for billions of dollars to rescue the Postal Service. Nearly one in five children in the U.S. are not getting enough to eat.
People in the U.S. are slowly going out more since the coronavirus peak. Here's where and why

No, the flu hasn't killed more people than coronavirus : politics

Cuomo: Most new NY coronavirus hospitalizations are from people who stayed home
Travel From New York City Seeded Wave of U.S. Outbreaks - The New York Times - The coronavirus outbreak in New York City became the primary source of infections around the United States, researchers have found.

Gov. Doug Ducey fires the scientists who warn he's making a mistake by reopening Arizona : politics (Republican Fuckazona)
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp: : Totally Messed Up Reopening the State, Growing Outbreak Is Stressing Resources : politics
Smartphone data shows out-of-state visitors flocked to Georgia as restaurants and other businesses reopened

Revealed: Amazon told workers paid sick leave law doesn't cover warehouses : worldnews (Fuckazon)

COVID-19: Sikh doctors in Canada take extremely difficult decision to shave beards

The head of Sweden's no-lockdown coronavirus plan said the country's heavy death toll 'came as a surprise' : worldnews ("who could have predicted?" he said)

Vietnam: Normal life is 99% back, wearing mask is no longer mandatory in public. : Coronavirus

77 cell phone towers have been set on fire so far due to a weird coronavirus 5G conspiracy theory : worldnews
Nobel Prize winner 'greatly saddened' his name used to spread COVID-19 misinformation : worldnews (Fuckbook is evil)

Russia's Coronavirus Cases Soar Past 177K in New One-Day Record: "Russia now has the world's second-fastest rate of new infections behind the United States. It is the fifth most-affected country in terms of infections, surpassing Germany and France on Thursday." : worldnews (rootin' tootin' Putin)
Putin' Approval Rating Drops to Historic Low: Poll (historic low of 99%) )

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro says he twice tested negative for the coronavirus but many, including a federal judge, are demanding he share the actual results. Still, the leader has refused. : worldnews
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's spokesman has tested positive for the new coronavirus, the government said Wednesday, the latest case to hit close to the far-right leader, who rejects social distancing measures : worldnews

US demands WHO invite Taiwan to meeting : worldnews
New Zealand jumps on board Taiwan WHO push : worldnews

University of Queensland student facing expulsion for criticising China's regime
China Vows To Brutally Crush Hong Kong Pro-Democracy Protesters : worldnews ("brutally crush")

When Trump covered for China's alleged coronavirus coverup
Pangolins being sold on Facebook despite international ban, potential link to coronavirus : worldnews (China laughs)

Popular Philippines radio show host Rex Cornello shot dead in ambush ... investigative radio journalist with a reputation for covering corruption

Two huge international police operations targeting the trade in stolen artworks and archaeological artefacts have led to the arrest of 101 people and the recovery of more than 19,000 items, including a pre-Columbian gold mask, a carved Roman lion and thousands of ancient coins. : worldnews

A conservative American commentator on Middle Eastern affairs gives six reasons to believe that taking over Palestinian territory would harm both U.S.-Israel relations and Israel's status as the Jewish state.

Trump vetoes Congressional resolution restricting war with Iran. : worldnews (considers bombing House of Reps)
Thursday NatSec Roundup - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Justice Dept dropping Flynn's criminal case : news
Lock Him Up : PoliticalHumor

Supreme Court declines to lift Pennsylvania's stay-at-home order : news

Coronavirus Survivors 'Permanently Disqualified' from Joining U.S. Military, Recruitment Memo Suggests (good)

Responding to Trump's latest Twitirade : PoliticalHumor
The "open it all up" people have no clue as to what they are in for. It is truly amazing to understand his doing nothing for that 1 1/2 month period and then initiating an absolutely useless effort for the medical community. : PoliticalHumor
/u/godbottle accurately summarizes why Republicans in the USA so urgently want to re-open the nation from COVID-19: to prevent any normalization of "socialist" support like expanded medical access, subsidies, or universal basic income... because then people would like those things. : bestof

'Just Straight Cronyism': Top Trump and GOP Donor Picked to Lead US Postal Service in Time of Crisis; "President Trump rewards a partisan donor by installing him at the United States Postal Service. This crony doesn't cut it." : politics ... "So this is how they're going to intentionally botch vote by mail this November. Install a fall guy, nice." (Republicans destroying your country)

Trump won't wear a mask in public because he's afraid he might look ridiculous and it will harm his reelection chances, report says : politics (the goggles were bad enough)
Trump reportedly thinks the US coronavirus death count is being inflated by hospitals who want a COVID-19 bonus from Medicare : politics ... "Some people are saying this theory escaped from a chinese biolab back in January."

Susan Rice: Trump's Attacks On Obama Are Sign Of His 'Extraordinary Insecurity'

The big, ugly paradox hovering over Trump's latest deceptions ... Trump prizes his magical reality-bending powers so highly that he'd rather rely on them to deliver him reelection, because he fears taking the governing steps necessary to get us back to normalcy will render his reelection less likely as wellthe real world consequences be damned.

What If They Reopened the Country, and No One Came? - The Atlantic - Pollsters have finally found an issue that transcends partisan divides, with the overwhelming majority of Americans siding against President Trump ... a small majority of Republican respondents told YouGov last year that Trump was a better president than Abraham Lincoln. That result fit the general pattern, while these results do not (bc Lincoln, you know, freed their slaves)
Overwhelming majority of Americans more concerned about coronavirus spreading further than economic damage, poll shows : Coronavirus
The Public Is Astonishingly United | Pollsters have finally found an issue that transcends partisan divides, with the overwhelming majority of Americans siding against President Trump. : politics

Eschaton: I Got Nothin' - I suppose I really don't. It's a horrible situation and even the supposed "good guys" at the federal level, who don't run things entirely but who aren't entirely powerless, have shown no signs of having any sense of the catastrophe that is unfolding. "No one" panics unless stonks are tanking, and the Fed is making sure that doesn't happen. - As long as "the market" is happy, rich people are happy, "everybody" is happy.

Dems don't need to just win, they must end the scourge of Trumpism : politics

Trump Supporters Can No Longer Claim to Be Pro-Life : politics (they never were, duh)

Supreme Court overturns 'Bridgegate' convictions The unanimous decision clears the convictions of two allies to former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (they always pardon Republiassholecrooks)

The President Is Goading Anti-Lockdown Militias to ViolenceWe must not overlook the danger of Trump's signaling
Trump's fake protest movement: Authoritarian stagecraft meets white privilege ; The anti-lockdown protests are staged events, which demonstrate the enduring power of white supremacy in America : politics
We cannot allow the normalization of firearms at protests to continue : politics

Ain't that fresh - Lawyers, Guns & Money - This being 2020, why shouldn't Axl Rose own the Secretary of the Treasury on Twitter? ... Suicide Squad producer Steve Mnuchin has, frankly, had enough of your complaints about the economy and being unemployed and needing more than one stimulus check to survive ...

On the Same Day Sen. Richard Burr Dumped Stock, So Did His Brother-in-Law. Then the Market Crashed. : politics (Martha Stewart enters the chat)

Azar faulted workers' 'home and social' conditions for meatpacking outbreaks (racist asshole Republifucker)
Meatpacking plants are epicenters of coronavirus. The Trump administration is blaming workers

As Hunger Swells, Food Stamps Become a Partisan Flash Point - The New York Times - Democrats are seeking to raise benefits as research shows a rise in food insecurity without modern precedent amid the pandemic. But Republicans have balked at a long-term expansion of the program. (just starve and die, Republican say)

Coons, Kristol: In pandemic, Republicans should reject Trump approach - Too many members of Congress, following the lead of President Donald Trump, continue to engage in coronavirus denialism.

Lincoln Project has biggest day of fundraising after Trump attacks group (hahaha)

Colorado GOP Chair Ken Buck pressured local official to submit incorrect election results : politics

Ector County Sheriff's Office receives hundreds of threats following arrest of protesters : news

Sinclair to Pay $48 Million FCC Fine to Resolve Multiple Investigations, the Largest In History : television (rightwinger criminals)

Opinion | The Killing of Ahmaud Arbery - The New York Times - Another black man falsely assumed to be a criminal is dead.
GBI arrests father, son for murder of Ahmaud Arbery : news
The Killing of Ahmaud Arbery and the Justice of God - Russell Moore
Shocking video shows white cop repeatedly beating a black man 'for not social distancing' | Daily Mail Online - despite the officers not wearing masks themselves
2 teens fast food workers shot because dining room was closed ... And now two 16-year-old fast food workers in Oklahoma City have been shot for having the audacity to tell two female customers that the dining area was closed.

Of Course the U.S. Military Has A White Supremacy Problem. It's baked in (your military is full of confederate traitors and Nazis)

Facebook removes accounts linked to QAnon conspiracy theory : technology

TIL that in 2014, a high school student was suspended for two months for jokingly replying "Actually, yeah" to an internet post that asked if he made out with a teacher. He sued the school board for being unjustly suspended, and won a $425,000 settlement. : todayilearned

TIL the moon is 1/400th the size of the sun but also 1/400th the distance from earth which results in the moon and the sun being the same size in the sky, a coincidence not shared by any other known planet-moon combination : todayilearned

Scientists find that Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) can trigger buildup that resembles amyloid plaques, sticky clumps of proteins that tend to accumulate between the neurons of Alzheimer's disease patients. In turn, these clumps pave the way for a slow decline in memory and cognitive skills. : science

Despite making up about 85 % of the total mass of the universe, Dark matter has so far defied every type of detector designed to find it. Now a new study suggests new paths for catching the signals of dark matter particles that have their energy absorbed by atomic nuclei. : science

Why is frame-dragging limited by the speed of light? : askscience

Has anyone experienced a dream where it felt like months and years had been spent in the dream but then just woke up? : AskReddit

What industry is a lot shadier than it seems? : AskReddit

Which country do you think is just doomed? why? : AskReddit

What is the kindest thing you've done or seen?


Black hole found 1,000 light years from Earth: Object found in HR 6819 system is the closest to Earth yet known and is unusually dark. : worldnews (coincidence?)

Brazil sacks officials who curbed deforestation on indigenous lands: the two had a track record of significantly reducing deforestation in the Amazon : worldnews

72,025 Cases Total in MA : CoronavirusMa - 1,754 new cases - 6,290 new tests; 28% positive - 208 new deaths; 4420 total - +22 hospital; +8 ICU
MA COVID-19 Data 5/6/20 : boston
NY Times Analysis of Excess Deaths, MA's is From March 15 to April 11 : CoronavirusMa
Mass. sees high roadway fatality rate even with empty roads during COVID-19 |
Rate Of Fatal Crashes In MA Doubles, Despite 50% Cut In Traffic | Medford, MA Patch
27-year-old Somerville bicyclist struck, killed in Arlington Tuesday night : boston
Open/Closed in Cambridge

Study reports mutant coronavirus. It may be more contagious - Los Angeles Times
A new genetic analysis of the virus that causes Covid-19 taken from more than 7,600 patients around the world shows the virus has been circulating in people since late last year, and must have spread extremely quickly after the first infection. : worldnews
Is time flying by oddly quickly during COVID-19? Here's why you may feel that way
Corona test advertised as 90% accurate has less than 50% accuracy : Coronavirus (Netherlands and Chinese tests)

The CDC Has Been on a Steady Decline. We're Just Finally Noticing. The once-world-class agency has been surprisingly absent during this pandemic. It's part of a broader trend for American institutions (destroyed by traitor-republicans)

Eschaton: Excess Deaths - The daily numbers probably give a relatively accurate picture of the trends (taking differences is a useful trick for this stuff), but the overall true numbers are certainly higher and quite like much much higher. -- New data released by the State of New Jersey suggests the true toll of COVID-19 may be much greater than previously thought. -- Vital statistics released by the state show the total number of deaths by any cause between March and April rose from 12,567 last year to 23,070 this year. The 10,503 additional deaths recorded this year represent an 83% increase over 2019 ... 45% more than the official COVID-19 deaths.
Don't Be Fooled by America's Flattening Curve ... Separate the region around New York City and the picture becomes far less rosy (and it's not just the red state cities, either)

The states where the coronavirus is spreading fastest - Axios - Change in new COVID-19 cases in the past week (haha, Arkansas has no virus)

What Is the Real Coronavirus Toll in Each State? - The New York Times (east coast got nuked, Cheneyland not good, CA did not bad, Jesus protected the white christians in the south)
Decreasing New York curve disguises national coronavirus increase : Coronavirus

Coronavirus lessons on density, mass transit, bureaucracy & censorship
We Are Not Essential. We Are Sacrificial -- New York subway workers)
For the first time in its history, New York City deliberately shut down its entire subway system this morning : news
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Illinois Announces It Will Reopen In Phases As It Battles The Coronavirus : Coronavirus Live Updates : NPR

'It's gone haywire': When COVID-19 arrived in rural America (the libtard hoax arrives in Christofacistland)

As Trump visits, Arizona has highest single-day COVID-19 death toll
Coronavirus Arizona: Officials stop work by ASU COVID-19 modeling team, limits data access (Fuckazona)
Coronavirus infects 1,653 Iowa meatpacking workers at 4 plants
Nearly 150 federal meat inspectors diagnosed with coronavirus, 3 dead: report : Coronavirus
Florida adds 113 coronavirus deaths, a new one-day record - death toll grows to 1,536 as it begins to reopen.
Kemp Warns Of Growing Outbreak Stressing Northeast Georgia | 90.1 FM WABE
2 Utah County businesses told staff to ignore COVID-19 guidelines, resulting in 68 positive cases | Local News |

Exclusive: Government scientist Neil Ferguson resigns after breaking lockdown rules to meet his married lover - Prof Ferguson allowed the woman to visit him at home during the lockdown while lecturing the public on the need for strict social distancing

'Please stop this nonsense' Japanese decry boomer-era technology as hospitals file Covid-19 cases by fax
Toxicz comments on 'Please stop this nonsense ' -- Japanese decry boomer-era technology as hospitals file Covid-19 cases by fax (Japanese beaurocracy)

The head of Sweden's coronavirus response said the country's high death toll has "come as a surprise" and is "really something we worry a lot about." strategy was not a conscious decision in favor of more deaths instead Tegnell said that high toll was not part of the plan. : worldnews (predictably completely unpredictable)

Eschaton: You Can't Handle The Truth - Interesting quote in the Economist: Britain's public broadcaster, the BBC, has decided to sacrifice some usual "journalistic values" in the interests of 'the nation' ... "[T]he bosses are keen that we come out of this with the sense that we looked after the interest of the nation, not just our journalistic values." -- Always glad when some random media executives take it upon themselves to decide what the "interest of the nation" is. A concept that can be extended rather broadly. ("the nation" = "the riches")

Whats Behind South Koreas COVID-19 Exceptionalism? -- Seven weeks ago, South Korea and the U.S. had the same number of virus deaths. Today, South Korea has fewer than 300, and the U.S. has more than 70,000 (Trump wasn't their leader)

NZ foreign minister backs Taiwan's entry into WHO, bucks Beijing's bullying : worldnews
Taiwan says WHO should 'free itself from' China's control : worldnews

China calls Hong Kong protesters 'a virus' says city won't be calm until they're removed
China may cut US debt holdings in response to virus compensation threats : worldnews
Beijing demanded praise in exchange for medical supplies - Axios

Hungary no longer a democracy: report : worldnews
Prague revamp reveals Jewish gravestones used to pave streets: Dozens of paving stones made from Jewish headstones have been found during redevelopment work in Prague's tourist district, confirming speculation that the former communist regime raided synagogues and graveyards for building materials.

States with few virus cases get big share of relief aid - In Wyoming, with less than 600 positive cases, the $1.25 billion it received equates to 80 percent of its annual general state budget ... By comparison, New York and New Jersey received about $24,000 and $27,000, (Cheneys cackle)
A new study shows just how badly black Americans have been hit by Covid-19 - POLITICO - The number of cases and deaths in minority communities compared with white ones is staggering.

US will use 'every tool' to get ex-soldiers back from Venezuela says Pompeo (we love our terrorists he said)

US private payrolls drop by 20.2 million in April, the worst job loss in the history of ADP report : politics
Our Broken Unemployment System Is a National Scandal - Months into economic shutdown, millions of Americans still haven't received unemployment checksa travesty that is the direct result of anti-welfare decisions that make the process as difficult as possible. (Republifuckers)

Trump order to paint border wall black could drive up cost $500 million or more - The Washington Post (surprised he didn't go for gold paint but he's not aware the sun goes down at night, so) )

Pompeo defends Wuhan lab claims in combative press conference | TheHill
Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman says evidence suggests coronavirus was not man-made or released from lab | TheHill (contradicts Dumbpeo)

John Ratcliffe, Trump's DNI nominee, follows QAnon Twitter. That's disqualifying : politics

Supreme Court weighs making Electoral College even less democratic - Vox (says bribing electors to change to Republicans is fine)

The 'wartime president' has gone AWOLMore Americans will die.
Trump Pivots to 'Phase Two,' Risking More Death to Save Economy -- White House may disband virus task force by end of month
The Novel Coronavirus Praises The Plan to Reopen America - The Bulwark - The following is a transcript of a press conference given by the coronavirus earlier this week ... "I have provided a complimentary Clorox smoothie for all of you on your way out."
Trump and some top aides question accuracy of coronavirus death toll - Axios ("Even with the Demotards hoax news, the virus is a huge failure! and very, very few people have died"" he ranted)

Trump Is Unraveling - The Atlantic - The country is witnessing the steady, uninterrupted intellectual and psychological decomposition of Donald Trump.
Trump's America Now Leads the World -- in Suicidal Stupidity
White House to close coronavirus task force : politics
Trump Says U.S. Must Reopen Even If More Americans Get Sick, Die. : politics

George W Bush paved the way for Trump -- to rehabilitate him is appalling (and let's not forget Saint McCain and his Palin bitch)

States of Play: Change Research/CNBC Poll on COVID-19 - 68% of voters in the battleground remain seriously concerned about the coronavirus and 52% disapprove of Trump's handling of the outbreak

Eschaton: Warriors - Trump before boarding Air Force One: "The people of our country should think of themselves as warriors. Our country has to open." -- In a few more days he'll nuke NYC if someone convinces him that it will make this all go away and let him get back to doing fun racism at rallies.
Trump and aides fail to wear face masks on visit to facility that makes them : politics
Trump: I Was Unable to Restock PPE for 3 Years Due to Hoaxes : politics

Coronavirus Live Updates: White House Says Task Force Will Wind Down - The New York Times - An ousted federal scientist said he was pressured to steer contracts to clients of a well-connected consultant. More than 1,000 people have died each day for over a month. Meat is scarcer at groceries and restaurants.
"There'll Be More Death": Trump Says He Is Willing to Sacrifice Lives to Reopen US Businesses -- "He absolutely does not want you to view these deaths for what they are... a result of his abject failure to handle the pandemic in any logical way."
Trumps train wreck ABC interview illustrated why he rarely strays from Fox News -- "I'll be honest, uh, I have a lot of things going on" rump said, trying to explain his lack of coronavirus preparation.
Whistleblower Alleges Trump Administration Ignored Dire Covid Warnings - The complaint filed on Tuesday by Dr. Rick Bright described an administration that sputtered when the virus emerged.
Ousted vaccine director files whistleblower complaint alleging coronavirus warnings were ignored - CNNPolitics
Removed US coronavirus vaccine director files stunning whistleblower complaint claiming warnings were ignored : politics

Kushner coronavirus effort said to be hampered by inexperienced volunteers - The Washington Post (Kushfuck and his team of know-nothing unpaid except for all the grifting interns)
Kushner Botched the COVID Response. Now Trump's Tapped Him to Get a Vaccine by the End of 2020. (by which time Trumpster will be President-King for Life) Kushners Screwed Up His COVID Jobs -- Now Hes Got an Even Bigger One (Lizard-boy is killing you for profit)
Jared Kushner's pandemic effort exposed as 'laughable' : politics
Jared Kushner's shadow coronavirus task force used a spreadsheet called 'VIP Update' to procure PPE from inexperienced high-profile Trump allies over legitimate vendors : politics
How Kushner' Volunteer Force Led a Funbling Hung for Medical Supplies (that they could resell at a profit, hahaha)
Virus Whistle-Blower Says Trump Administration Steered Contracts to Cronies : politics (Kushfucked)
Win Or Lose, Trump's Top Campaign Aides Are Raking In The Cash -- His campaign chief bought a waterfront house with a yearly tax bill higher than the average Floridian's annual income, a $400,000 boat, a Ferrari, condos and more.
Fox News hosts Jeanine Pirro and Brian Kilmeade received priority treatment for PPE requests from Kushner's coronavirus team, according to a new report : politics

Anderson Cooper, Chris Hayes Nail Real Reason For Disbanding Coronavirus Task Force: "The mission is obviously not accomplished, and it's becoming clearer and clearer that Donald Trump never even really tried to accomplish it,

Trump Death Clock seeks to bring accountability for reckless leadership
Trump Death Clock
At least we can dump the pretense that the GOP is the 'pro-life' party
Trump Is a Fuckboi and Fauci Is the Homie Who's About to Expose His Lying Ass

Approval rating for Trump's coronavirus response drops again, poll shows : politics
Approval rating for Trump's coronavirus response drops again, poll shows - 42% good job (46% in April / 50% in March) 51% bad job (49% / 45%)

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine Reminds Us That Without Fail, Republicans Gonna Republican - Until now, the American response to the pandemic had been missing just a little dab of East Germany (report your neighbors for not working)

Michigan is considering move to ban guns inside state Capitol Building : politics (what an idea)
Armed citizens escort lawmaker into Michigan State Capitol | City Pulse (meanshile)
Michigan Gov. Whitmer: Protesters 'carried nooses and Confederate flags and swastikas' : politics
Maybe the President* Should Not Encourage This - The Red Dawn cosplay in the Michigan legislature last week is leading to deeper and darker places. : politics
Tracing ISIS' Weapons Supply ChainBack to the US

How Never Trumpers Crashed The Democratic Party ("Never Bernie" either)

The Cenk Cost Fallacy [update] -- It seems that at least once an election cycle The Discourse is enlivened by allegedly left-leaning sadists who think the old Fuck the South essay is a policy blueprint and people who aren't sadists have to stop what they're doing to explain why this is an unusually fuckwitted idea. Last night on Twitter, a fauxgressive, union-busting media mogul and hilariously failed politician regurgitated the idea of Blue on Red Revenge ... He seemed to think CA25 would be impressed by the number of views TYT receives in a month and we all know how that worked out for him. (the Young Turkeys)
Cenk Uygur on Twitter: "Second, I know a lot of you don't know me or watch @TheYoungTurks so you don't know, OF COURSE I'm not actually advocating to hurt people in red states. Progressive policies also get them healthcare & raise their wages. But rhetorically sometimes you have to fight fire with fire." / Twitter (ratioed)

The American Way of Death - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Commenter Phil Koop flagged this really interesting analysis from Natascha Strobl, who has been monitoring the overtly fascist response to COVID-19 on what she characterizes as "extreme right wing sites" round the world, but which here in the US we like to call the Republican party ... (1) The panic over the virus is symptomatic of the soft, effeminate, urbanized, cosmopolitan modern world, that can't face death with the heroic fortitude and even enthusiasm of traditional manly men. ...
Natascha Strobl on Twitter: "Over the past days I've been exploring extreme right-wing sites from all over the world again. There are various approaches to Corona which I will detail another time. What stands out: Uncontrolled infection seems to be the preferred approach - let me explain why:" / Twitter
Aaron Rupar on Twitter: "Trump on why businesses should reopen: "I'm viewing our great citizens of this country to a certain extent and to a large extent as warriors. They're warriors. We can't keep our country closed. We have to open our country ... Will some people be badly affected? Yes."" / Twitter (Trump is so sure he's president/dictator for life)
President Scumbag Has Thoughts About Women - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Thanks again white men! ... not as if Herr Malignancy has any connection to reality or anything.

Voters Divided on Alleged Biden Assault | Monmouth University Polling Institute - Half the electorate consider voting by mail this year ... Overall, there is not as much of an appetite for a third option as there was four years ago. (but Amash would help Trump) ... Biden - 37% say it is probably true, 32% say it is probably not true, and 31% have no opinion (Republicans totally believe her, of course)

New Colorado poll shows Hickenlooper widening double-digit lead over Gardner | Quick Hits | (one asshole going down, anyway)

Biden demands justice for Georgia killing of black jogger Arbery : politics (white traitor guys doing a "citizen's arrest" on black jogger by killing him for jogging)
Georgia District Attorney vows to bring shooting of unarmed black man to grand jury : news (white murder-fuckers)
New video emerges of fatal shooting of black jogger Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia - CBS News (and of course they lied but then the video came out and the cops had to do something)

A massive drop in car sales sparks new push in Congress to aid the auto industry - The Washington Post - Since outbreak began, retailers have sold nearly 800,000 fewer vehicles than forecast, spurring some lawmakers to consider new federal incentives for buyers

Republicans Nearly Three Times More Likely Than Democrats To Refuse Coronavirus Vaccine: Poll : politics (yes!)

Betsy DeVos Completes Sexual Assault Rules - The New York Times - DeVos's Rules Bolster Rights of Students Accused of Sexual Misconduct - Education Secretary Betsy DeVos released final regulations for schools dealing with sexual misconduct, giving them the force of law for the first time and bolstering due-process rights (gutting Title IX)

Ann Vandersteel Reported That Comey, Brennan, Clapper, and Their 'Minions' Would All Be Arrested by May 5 (Refucklinuts)

Coronavirus Notebook: Finding Solace, and Connection, in Classic Books - The New York Times

Insomnia: Sleeplessness Traced Back to Five Different Personality Types

The Republic of Facebook - Just Security - With the Naming of Oversight Board Members, What Kind of Institution Will This Become? (you mean Zuckerlandia)


'Near-unlivable' heat for one-third of humans within 50 years if greenhouse gas emissions are not cut. (captialists: la-di-la)
Billions Could Live in Extreme Heat Zones Within Decades, Study Finds - The New York Times
Transitioning the Australian grid to 100 per cent renewables and swapping all petrol cars for electric ones would drop annual electricity costs by over $1,000 per year for consumers, a new study by researchers at the University of Sydney has found. : science
First wild baby wolves for Belgium in 150 years : worldnews

70,271 Cases Total in MA : CoronavirusMa - 1184 new cases - 9081 new tests; 13% positive - 122 new deaths; 4212 total - +3 hospital; +6 ICU
MA COVID-19 Data 5/5/20 : boston
Mass. reports 1,184 new coronavirus cases, 122 new deaths, as Baker strikes cautiously optimistic tone - The Boston Globe
Some Small Businesses In Mass. Allowed To Reopen With Restrictions (in particular, those with 3-7 employees) : boston
y Massachusetts residents overwhelmingly approve of Gov. Charlie Baker's response to coronavirus, new poll shows
Marty Walsh says he honestly can't understand why states are reopening during the coronavirus
A second Walmart in Massachusetts has closed after cluster of coronavirus cases among employees. : Coronavirus
Quarantine fatigue has set in and some of us seem to be social distancing scofflaws
Coronavirus should put an end to the town meeting - The Boston Globe - consigned forever to the dust heap of history.
Masks are here to stay. And they're quickly becoming a way to express ourselves.

Dr. Fauci says coronavirus has 'phenomenal' ability to spread 'like wildfire' as lockdowns are lifted : Coronavirus
Fauci warns against rush to reopen and asks 'how many deaths are you will to accept?" ( Republicans: "cackle" )
Fauci: No scientific evidence the coronavirus was made in a Chinese lab : Coronavirus
Coronavirus updates: 15 children hospitalized in NYC with mysterious syndrome possibly linked to COVID-19 : Coronavirus
It is time to take seriously the link between Vitamin D deficiency and more serious Covid-19 symptoms : Coronavirus
Vitamin D Level of Mild and Severe Elderly Cases of COVID-19: A Preliminary Report by El James Glicio : COVID19
Vitamin D deficiency as risk factor for severe COVID-19: a convergence of two pandemics : COVID19
Rapid review of the use of community-wide surgical masks and acute respiratory infections. : COVID19
Effects of temperature and humidity on the daily new cases and new deaths of COVID-19 in 166 countries : COVID19
What makes some viruses seasonal? : askscience
A patient diagnosed with pneumonia near Paris on 27 December actually had the coronavirus, his doctor has said. : Coronavirus ... The claim means the virus may have arrived in France almost a month earlier than previously thought.
Scientists Have Discovered An Antibody That Stops Coronavirus From Infecting Cells : Coronavirus

The Effect of Stay-at-Home Orders on COVID-19 Infections in the United States : COVID19 -- a coordinated nationwide stay-at-home order may have reduced by hundreds of thousands the current number of infections and by thousands the total number of deaths from COVID-19. Future efforts in the United States and elsewhere to control pandemics should coordinate stay-at-home orders at the national level, especially for diseases for which local spread has already occurred and testing availability is delayed. Since stay-at-home orders reduce infection growth rates, early implementation when infection counts are still low would be most beneficial.

Missouri marks record number of coronavirus cases in a single day as state reopens : Coronavirus
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Caught on Recording Saying Reopening Will Increase Spread of Coronavirus : Coronavirus
Cops arrest armed men, Texas bar owner who violated order to close - Sheriff said armed men were there to intimidate officers. : news (redneck militia got arrested)

Anti-vaxxers Andrew Wakefield, RFK Jr. resist coronavirus vaccine - The Washington Post (evolution in action as the Wakefield ghoul reappears)

Vaccine expert says he was punished for raising concerns about POTUS coronavirus response, nepotism : Coronavirus
Models Project Sharp Rise in Deaths as States Reopen - The New York Times - An internal Trump administration report expects about 200,000 daily cases by June. The White House bars coronavirus task force officials from testifying to Congress without approval.
The Calls Are Coming From Inside Camp Runamuck | Somebody let The New York Times know on Monday that the calls for re-opening the country coincide with more dire White House death estimates. : politics

Trump cheers on governors as they ignore coronavirus guidlines from White House in race to reopen - The Washington Post (good shot of his 37" neck)
Americans widely oppose reopening most businesses, despite easing of restrictions in some states, Post-U. Md. poll finds - The Washington Post
Chris Christie pushes to reopen country despite dire Covid-19 projections: 'There are going to be deaths' ("millions of them, hahahha" the evil fatfuck chortled)
The plan is to have no plan - PressThink - There is no genius there, only a damaged human being playing havoc with our lives.
The plan - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Jay Rosen nails it: "The manufacture of confusion is just the ruins of Trump's personality meeting the powers of the presidency. There is no genius there, only a damaged human being playing havoc with our lives."
Dysfunctional Government is Deadly - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Does the almost surreally incompetent American president presiding over a dysfunctional political system really matter to handling of the pandemic? Yes:
US versus Canada on coronavirus: Trump failed, Trudeau succeeded - Vox - Canada beat the US on coronavirus because its political system works (and they aren't run by evil corrupt grifter idiots, eh?)

Coronavirus is causing a historic rise in mental health problems, experts warn - The Washington Post - Anxiety and depression are rising. The U.S. is ill-prepared, with some clinics already on the brink of collapse.

Two-thirds of Americans doubt the coronavirus death toll - Axios - Do you believe the number of Americans dying from COVID-19 is more, less, or about the same as the reported number? (Republians: Jesus will protect us from the libtard hoax)
Virus-afflicted 2020 looks like 1918 despite science's march

World leaders pledge to fight coronavirus, but the U.S. and Russia skips the meeting : worldnews

10% of Stockholmers infected | KTH : COVID19 (six weeks ago)

Austria Has 90% Drop in Coronavirus Cases After Requiring People to Wear Face Masks : Coronavirus ... "I've said it before but the CDC, telling people to not wear masks, is going to go down in history as an absolutely massive fuckup.
Austria says reopening shops has not accelerated coronavirus infections : Coronavirus

Boris Johnson continued to shake hands after his own scientific advisers warned it could spread the coronavirus : worldnews
Britain outpaces Italy with Europe's highest official coronavirus death toll : Coronavirus (Tories/BoJo killed 32,000+ citizens)

Best friend got tested for Covid-19 a few months ago and just got the bill. : pics

More than 370 workers at a pork plant in Missouri tested positive for coronavirus. All were asymptomatic : politics
936 workers at a single meat plant in Alberta, Canada test positive for coronavirus; one dead : worldnews

Italy baffled by unexplained surge in deaths during virus crisis: Country recorded 50 per cent more fatalities than usual in March, suggesting pandemic toll could be double official figure : worldnews

Taiwan rebuffs WHO, says China has no right to represent it : worldnews

Intel shared among US allies indicates virus outbreak more likely came from market, not a Chinese lab : worldnews
WHO says US hasn't shared any evidence linking coronavirus to Chinese lab : worldnews
Harvard Canceled Human Rights Event as Its President Met With Xi Jinping -- Human rights scholar says university trades free inquiry for Chinese dollars (fuck Harvard)
A Lost 'Little Africa' : How China, Too, Blames Foreigners for the Virus (Xi-fucked)

Hong Kong protesters say they were tortured in prison : worldnews
Reuters wins Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography of Hong Kong protests : worldnews

Venezuela arrests two US mercenaries after alleged raid to capture Maduro

Trump Should Not Fall for Erdogan's S-400 Gambit (oh, he will)

TIL : Saudi Arabia only abolished slavery in 1962 under pressure from the USA and GB : todayilearned

The Makhlouf Incident and the Infighting Within the Syrian Regime

Tuesday NatSec Roundup - Lawyers, Guns & Money -- "The great licentiousness, which also in other kinds was used in the city, began at first from this disease ... Neither the fear of the gods nor laws of men awed any man, not the former because they concluded it was alike to worship or not worship from seeing that alike they all perished, nor the latter because no man expected that lives would last till he received punishment of his crimes by judgment. But they thought there was now over their heads some far greater judgment decreed against them before which fell, they thought to enjoy some little part of their lives." -- Thucydides on the Athenian Plague of 430 B.C.

Vector in Chief | by Fintan O'Toole -- On July 4, 1775, just his second day serving as commander-in-chief of the American revolutionary forces, George Washington issued strict orders to prevent the spread of infection among his soldiers: "No person is to be allowed to go to Fresh-water pond a fishing or any other occasion as there may be a danger of introducing the small pox into the army" -- (no Foxfuckers and Nazi Conderates to fuck things up)

The Harsh Future of American Cities - GEN
How the Black Death Radically Changed the Course of History (broke the pope/nobel/feudal/serf system and raised everyone's pay, hmmmm)

Coronavirus: US to borrow record $3tn as spending soars - BBC News
U.S. Treasury To Borrow $3 Trillion In 3 Months To Pay For Pandemic : Coronavirus

Epstein is not to be seen coz he never heard of him : PoliticalHumor
Joe Biden might not be perfect, but he's far better than Trump
Opinion | Tara Reade, Joe Biden and the #MeToo Trap - The New York Times - Don't compare the case against Joe Biden to the one against Brett Kavanaugh.

Trumps damage is already done. He may not be able to save himself.
Trumps unhinged rant about a new attack ad shows his weakness

At what point do we start calling this Trump's third genocide?
The Party is the Problem - Lawyers, Guns & Money - It's worth noting that the completely unqualified kooks and crackpots driving Trump's pandemic response are kooks and crackpots who are members of the Republican establishment in fine standing, and either they or people like them would be advising Jeb! Bush right now ... Trump is more symptom than cause, and the underlying disease is going to leave a particularly staggering amount of misery in its wake this year.

Trump trots out his latest pandemic fall guy: Anthony Fauci : politics ("Fauci said it was no big deal, would all be gone by March" Trump said)
Smoking gun evidence reveals Trump was warned about pandemic : politics
White House blocking entire coronavirus task force from testifying to Congress : politics (and you're not allowed to tell the truth)
Pelosi slams White House for blocking coronavirus task force members from testifying: 'They might be afraid of the truth' : politics
Trump Fires Inspector General Ahead of Damning Whistleblower Complaint About Bogus Coronavirus Cures : politics
Steven Mnuchin claims it's "a great time for people to explore America" as CDC warns against travel (

Don Lemon Asks Trump Why He Can't Stop Obsessing Over Obama: Is It Because He Didn't Need Daddy's Help?

'Outrageous, Callous, and Cruel': Seniors Rip Trump for Holding Covid-19 Relief Hostage to Push Social Security Cuts : politics (haha, he's taking away your retirement so you can fuck off and die)
Money for Welfare Instead Funded Concerts, Lobbyists and Football Games, Audit Finds : politics ... "the most egregious misspending my staff have seen in their careers" (which, you know, is saying something)

House Says it Wants to Keep Investigating Trump for Possible Impeachable Offenses : politics
Trump campaign has not returned illegal donation from foreign national, FEC records show : politics

Federal judge requests investigation of McConnell for allegedly pressuring judges to retire : politics (appointing the best incompetent assholes)
'Dangerous and Irresponsible': 40 Rights Groups Demand McConnell Stop Ramming Through Lifetime Judges During Covid-19 Crisis - "Trump and McConnell are prioritizing their morally bankrupt agenda instead of addressing the impact of this public health crisis." : politics
Appeals Court Vacancy Is Under Scrutiny Ahead of Contested Confirmation Hearing - The New York Times - The chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit publicly advanced a call by a progressive group for an ethics investigation into the circumstances of a plum vacancy (MoscowMitch cackles)

CNN sends Trump campaign cease-and-desist letter for misleading ad : politics

NYT defeats Ajit Pai as judge orders FCC to provide net neutrality records : politics (Ijit Pie)

With Kayleigh McEnany, the White House Isn't Even Pretending the Truth Matters - Only in the most broken of systems would Kayleigh McEnany get to be White House press secretary, but that's where we are (evil lying hair-dyed botox Ivanka-clone)

"Never has a truer word been spoken" : PoliticalHumor (Morons Are Governing America)
Things that make you go hmm. : PoliticalHumor
Good point : PoliticalHumor
Covid isn't over until the economy SAYS it's over : AdviceAnimals
Open for business : PoliticalHumor
Republican Values : PoliticalHumor

Man arrested after wiping face on Michigan store clerk's shirt when told to wear mask : news
Jim Bakker to Court: Selling a Fake COVID Cure is Part of My "Religious Freedom" ("Selling Satan's lies is my job" he said)
Reopened restaurant workers in Dallas were told: Don't wear face masks --- or don't work

The New York Times, Anchorage Daily News and ProPublica Win Pulitzers - The New York Times
Pulitzer Prizes: Washington Post wins for '2C: Beyond the Limit' climate series - The Washington Post (haha, NYT doesn't mention WaPo, Reuters or L'ville C-J)
Courier Journal - Lawyers, Guns & Money - Pullitzer ... It's worth noting that the 5000 votes that separated Beshear from Bevin will probably save the lives of more than 5000 Kentuckians
Joe Sonka ?? #StayHome on Twitter: "When Bevin called me in December he urged me to dig into the cases of his pardons, saying, "if it's done, right, I'm telling you, you could win a Pulitzer Prize.... I don't know if you write well enough or do research well enough to do it, but if somebody had that ability..."" / Twitter (said the corrupt lying evil idiot)

Ex-NBC Producer Rich McHugh Blasts Outgoing Chairman Andy Lack, Says NY AGs Office Probing the Network (all the Jewish dicksters fall)
NY Attorney General Investigated NBC News Misconduct Claims; Megyn Kelly Among Witnesses Interviewed (oh look, Chris Matthews and Matt Lauer, that Lack dick and Brokaw, of course)

Newspapers Top Editor Is Now a Homeless Blogger - A 54-year-old journalist lost his job running an Indiana newspaper, as well as the apartment that went with it. He moved to a Motel 6.

Harvard's Epstein corruption deserves a full airingeven amid a pandemic (Harvard: "fat chance")

The fallout from this 'Bachelor' season shows how much the franchise has gone off the rails (show premise: one guy has to choose from 30 women in low-cut gowns)

The Past and Future of Land Warfare in the High North

Activating an estrogen receptor can stop pancreatic cancer cells from growing : science

spiderqueendemon comments on Roebling device used to calculate wire resistance per foot based on wire diameter.

Fossil fuel-free jet propulsion with air plasmas. Scientists have developed a prototype design of a plasma jet thruster can generate thrusting pressures on the same magnitude a commercial jet engine can, using only air and electricity : science

New method for recycling nuclear fuel discovered - How does crystallizing spent nuclear fuel change its utility? : askscience

People who avoid meat consumption tend to have worse psychological health than those who eat meat, according to new research published in Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition : science

What item is very usefull in a zombie apocalypse, but most people dont think about using it? : AskReddit

Step-siblings, how do you feel about the fact that you're heavily fetishised in porn? And in what ways has it affected your life? : AskReddit


Murder Hornets Are In Canada Because 2020 Just Keeps On Going : worldnews
How little bees take on enormous hornets - The Oatmeal

Government report predicts coronavirus cases will surge to 200,000 a day by June 1 - The Washington Post ... Trump advisor Keven Hassett ... "cubic model" ... shows deaths dropping precipitously in May and essentially going to zero by May 15. (and there you are, opinions differ on 4x US Vietnam deaths after being invaded by a virus army with General Doctor Bonespurs in charge of our defense)
Coronavirus live updates: Deaths will rise to 3,000 daily by June 1, U.S. government report projects - The Washington Post - Fauci shoots down the theory that coronavirus began in Wuhan (the real virus is Trump's lies)
Australian intelligence knocks back US governments Wuhan lab virus claim (Pompeo is very evil and extremely stupid or thinks you are)

Trump administration declines to join global vaccine summit - The Washington Post

Massachusetts economy declined 6.1% in first quarter says economists who warn of more coronavirus pain to come : massachusetts

69,087 Cases Total in MA : CoronavirusMa - 1000 new cases - 9622 new tests; 10% positive - 86 new deaths; 4090 total - -78 hospital; +4 icu
MA COVID-19 Data 5/4/20 : boston
Mass. now has the fourth highest number of coronavirus deaths in the country - The Boston Globe
In Boston, nearly 600 confirmed coronavirus cases among homeless, two deaths - The Boston Globe
State: Traffic numbers collapse, but fatality rate increases, so stop driving like a maniac : boston
Hundreds gather at State House to protest measures to slow spread of coronavirus - The Boston Globe - The rally was promoted by the group behind last year's Straight Pride Parade and a local radio host. (+the local comments)
End the Shutdown | WRKO-AM 680 | Kuhner's Corner (and here's the idiot on RKO)
Tightly-packed protest outside State House pushes for reopening economy - A large crowd of protesters gathered Monday afternoon on Beacon Street outside the gate of the Massachusetts State House to push for a reopening of the economy and an end to the restrictions imposed because of the coronavirus outbreak.
Tightly-packed protest outside State House pushes for reopening economy : CoronavirusMa
The thrill of city living is gone - The Boston Globe - Maybe a takeaway from the coronavirus is that the suburbs really are better.
Cambridge PD's little oopsy on Twitter today. Their updated response in the comments
Cambridge police superintendent says he wrote profane tweet about Kennedy - The Boston Globe - Superintendent Jack Albert on Monday apologized (ah ha, why he had access to the city's official twitter)

Coronavirus Live Updates: Daily Death Toll Will Nearly Double by June, Trump Administration Models Predict - The New York Times - government report projects about 200,000 new cases each day by the end of the month.
U.S Government Models Predict Near Doubling of Daily Death Toll by June : Coronavirus
CDC privately projects significant May surge in coronavirus cases and deaths - Axios

Opinion | In the Race for a Coronavirus Vaccine, We Must Go Big. Really, Really Big. - The New York Times - We should commit tens of billions toward a program.
New report says coronavirus pandemic could last for two years - and may not subside until 70% of the population has immunity : worldnews
A majority of vaccine skeptics plan to refuse a COVID-19 vaccine, a study suggests, and that could be a big problem : Coronavirus (so it's really the stupid virus)

UV light robot developed in Japan found to have 99.99% disinfectant rate on medical equipment after minutes of exposure : Coronavirus

3 Hospital Workers Gave Out Masks. Weeks Later, They All Were Dead. - The New York Times - The coronavirus has taken a steep toll on the often-invisible army of employees who keep New York hospitals running.

Gavin Newsom announces California will enter Stage 2 of reopening Friday - SFGate
Why your N95 mask could endanger others - SFGate - N95 respirator masks with an external valve are not allowed under San Francisco's new face covering directive, which requires anyone entering a store, waiting in line or riding public transit to wear a mask

Red America: The Next COVID Frontier - Lawyers, Guns & Money
How the coronavirus undid Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis
Miami Beach recloses park after issuing thousands of face mask violations : Coronavirus
Texas Saw Over 1000 New COVID-19 Cases Per Day Since Beaches & Malls Opened Friday : Coronavirus
Mississippi governor re-opens in house dining for all restaurants. Outside gatherings of up to 20 allowed. Reopens all parks. : Coronavirus (the true big sort)
OC Restaurant Hits Capacity After Opening Doors, Ignoring Stay-at-Home Orders - NBC Los Angeles : news
Southwest CEO: "I don't think the [COVID-19] risk on an airplane is any greater than anywhere else" : Coronavirus

A Maine restaurant owner opened up despite the gover nor's COVID-19 orders. He closed again after losing his health licenses. (got $92K from nutbases on his gofundme)

Wearing face masks prevented spread of coronavirus in Taiwan: CECC : Coronavirus (America is really stupid)

Italian vaccine works - After multiple tests performed in the virology laboratory of the Spallanzani Institute in Rome, the antibodies generated in mice by the Italian vaccine of the Italian company Takis are confirmed to work. : Coronavirus

Revisited test results show Coronavirus has been in France since December 27th, one month before first cases were confirmed : worldnews
Italy begins to emerge from world's longest lockdown; More than four million people -- an estimated 72 percent of them men -- returned to their construction sites and factories as the economically and emotionally shattered country tried to get back to work : worldnews
Coronavirus was present in France in December - a month before the country's first confirmed cases, test indicates. : worldnews

The south Indian state Kerala, with a population of 38 million and a population density of 860 persons per sq. km, has flattened the curve in some damn good way! State went from having most reported cases in India to one of the least with just 34 active cases!! : Coronavirus ... Kerala has 94% literacy rate, highest in India.

72% in Japan believe closure of illegal and unregulated animal markets in China and elsewhere would prevent pandemics like today's from happening in future. WWF survey also shows 91% in Myanmar, 80% in Hong Kong, 79%in Thailand and 73% in Vietnam.

Europe has been 'naive' about China, EU official says
Internal Chinese report warns Beijing faces Tiananmen-like global backlash over virus : worldnews

China hid severity of the virus so it could hoard supplies, intelligence documents show : worldnews
Coronavirus test kits used in Tanzania were dismissed as faulty by President John Magufuli on Sunday, because he said they had returned positive results on samples taken from a goat and a pawpaw. : worldnews
China interferes in Nepal to save Communist Party government : worldnews

Russia's coronavirus cases four times higher than figures show, Moscow's mayor says: Mayor has warned the coronavirus crisis could be far worse than the country's official figures show. : worldnews
Third Russian Doctor Falls From Hospital Window After Coronavirus Complaint : worldnews
Putin's popularity collapses in coronavirus-ravaged Russia as country has biggest daily rise in Europe : worldnews ... "and his disapproval rating fell out the window" ...

Brazil president still telling people to 'ignore lockdown' despite 6,000 coronavirus deaths and nearly 100,000 infected. : worldnews

Members of Germany's ruling coalition tell Trump to take U.S. nukes home

Two teenagers arrested after 11-year-old boy shot in London : news

Filipino giving the finger to the Chinese embassy while burning their flag. : pics

Minor rape victim's right to abort outweighs foetus' right to be born : Rajasthan High Court, India

Body found in Swedish river is exiled Pakistani journalist, police say

US Navy in Barents Sea for first time since 1980s, as Russian activities mount in the Arctic : news

Get ready to see the truly ugly face of Covid-19s impact on the economy
54 percent of Americans want to work remote regularly after coronavirus pandemic ends, new poll shows : Coronavirus
Working at home had a positive effect on productivity during the pandemic, survey shows : Coronavirus
You Can't Reopen The Economy Without Child Care : Coronavirus ... Child care is part of the economy so...I guess you can't reopen the economy without reopening the economy (a lot of the old system won't work anymore)
Math and the plutocracy - Lawyers, Guns & Money -- I'm convinced that an important factor in the relative lack of serious social dissent against our plutocracy is that we're just not v ery good at math. (take the test)

White House prohibits coronavirus task force members from testifying before Congress in May | TheHill

We Are Living in a Failed State : politics
Trump Says He is Treated Worse Than President Lincoln, Who Was Assassinated
The Rest of the World Is Laughing at Trump : politics
Trump was the disaster we should have seen coming : politics
Fact check: Trump peppers Fox News town hall with false claims on coronavirus and other topics : politics
Trumps latest coronavirus spin unmasks his extreme narcissism

Trump admits he was briefed on coronavirus before he called it a "hoax" and jetted off on golf trips

Trump Spent the Weekend Tweeting Wild Conspiracy Theories While Nearly 5,000 Americans Died of Coronavirus : politics

Forget Competence, Trump Wants Loyalty -- Fat Donnie's cronies want to hunt out anyone in government who won't kowtow to him
Yet another inspector general quietly ousted after angering Trump : politics

Trump Says He Won't Approve Covid-19 Package Without Tax Cut That Offers Zero Relief for 30 Million Newly Unemployed : politics
Trump Says America's Coronavirus Death Toll Could Hit 100,000. Experts Say It Already Has. : politics
Trump Says 80,000-100,000 Americans Will Die, Calls That a Success
For the 5th time in two weeks, Trump tweaks projected death toll - When a president finds it necessary to revise a projected death toll five times in 13 days, there's a problem.
Trump says intelligence told him coronavirus was 'non-threatening' in January as criticism of his early response persists : politics
Trump Supporter Puts Him On The Spot With Question About His 'Bullying' Language : politics
What Republicans don't get: Donald Trump is our biggest obstacle to coronavirus recovery | Trump puts his own interests above the well-being of the country and limits the coronavirus response by his addictions to adulation and political gain. : politics

The White House is focused on per capita coronavirus death tolls. Here's where we rank.

Pence: I should have worn a mask at the Mayo Clinic

If not for Obamacare, COVID-19 patients with preexisting conditions could've been 'uninsurable'

Vote By Mail - Lawyers, Guns & Money - a whole lot of lessons from this disaster. One of them is that voting in person is dumb and should end. Several western states have already figured that out. But if you can't suppress voters, how can Republicans win? Since this is the literal stated position of the party, it's hard to see it happening nationally. But the momentum is absolutely there and this should expand tremendously.

'Swastikas and nooses' governor slams 'racism' of Michigan lockdown protest
Michigan security guard killed, police investigating if it was over face mask dispute : politics
Michigan has highest coronavirus fatality rate in US as protests continue : politics (the great stupiditing)
Reopening states will cause 233,000 more people to die from coronavirus, according to Wharton model : politics (the great rightwing deathening)
While most of the US is starting to reopen, a new analysis shows that just 10 states have met even pretty basic standards for testing : politics

Trumps Pick for Intelligence Chief Follows a Slew of QAnon Accounts -- John Ratcliffe (is a Pizzagater among other stupid and evil shit like running your Intelligence)

Shock Doctrine: The McConnell Method | The Senate majority leader is hell-bent on sticking it to blue states, no matter what it takes, no matter who gets hurt. : politics
Mitch McConnell could yet pay price for 'tone deaf' coronavirus response : politics
Lawmaking in the time of coronavirus: The Senate returns to work, warily - The Washington Post (McTurtle should always wear a mask)

The coronavirus pandemic has shown that the trickle-down theory of economic growth is a total fabrication : politics

Why Biden's Choice of Running Mate Has Momentous Implications - Joe Biden has hinted that he might serve only one term if he wins. That would set up a woman as the front-runner for 2024 and perhaps define the Democratic agenda for the next decade.

Poll: Ernst lead evaporates in Iowa Senate race | TheHill

A New York Congressman Says Trump Shows No Malice | The New Yorker - By Isaac Chotiner ... Peter King says "Trump has done an excellent job"

Those Rats Won't Fuck Themselves! - Lawyers, Guns & Money - I dunno, bringing back the lazily written, one-dimensional "Chrisine O'Donnell" character from 10 seasons ago seems pretty desperate ... The quality of Republican ratfucking really has declined over the years. I'm pretty sure Don Segretti would have invented a story about an event Biden actually attended.
Biden accuser 'not sure' what complaint she claims was filed with Senate : politics ("excuse me, I'm having a little trouble keeping all my lies straight' she said)
Senate secretary declines to release possible Reade report

Iowa Races Closely Matched | Public Policy Polling - both the Senate race and the Presidential race in the state have tightened since the winter.

Devin Nunes' lawyer facing prospect of sanctions after two recent, rare court warnings

"ur submission form is too fucking slow, spent the whole day uploading 1 gb." | emptywheel (meanwhile, Roger Stone and DOJ's attempt to coverup for him)

Video shows NYPD officer punching man after alleged social distancing violation : news
Violent arrest raises concerns about NYPD distancing patrols : news (copfuckers targetting blacks)

900 Missouri residents who snitched on lockdown rule-breakers fear retaliation after details leaked online

Amazon VP Resigns, Calls Company 'Chickenshit' for Firing Protesting WorkersTim Bray says the company has become 'toxic' and the firings are 'designed to create a climate of fear' (money rots your soul and Bezos dooesn't have one)
The Bridge to the Post-pandemic World Is Collapsing - The Atlantic - Many small businesses won't survive, and that will change the landscape of American commerce for years to come

State Supreme Court tosses notary requirement for absentee ballots | Local | (almost like the really, really didn't want Oklahoma to vote

3 charged in killing of store security guard over virus mask : Coronavirus

Colorado man planning armed protest against state's coronavirus restrictions arrested for pipe bombs : politics

Man wears KKK hood while grocery shopping; mayor calls it a sad reminder of intolerance
Man with KKK Hood at Santee Vons Sparks Sheriff's Probe
Ohio GOP lawmaker says he won't wear a face mask because God doesn't wear one (He wears a suit with nice shoes and a Republican pin)

Trump Is Really Aiming to Take Down Fox : A Group Associated With Donald Trump Jr. Is Buying a Major Stake in OANN (they really think they're going to around after November)

NBC News chairman Andy Lack out in reorganization : news - the guy who protected Matt Lauer and fired Ronan Farrow for his investigation of Weinstein (Jewish dick dude)
NBC Shakeup May Spell the End for Ronan Farrow Nemesis Noah Oppenheim (all the old Jewish dicksters)

New York landslide leaves homes dangling precariously on edge of crater : news

TIL The left-brain/right-brain theory that each side of the brain controls certain functions and people's abilities are based on their stronger side is actually a myth. Studies have shown that both sides of the brain collaborate to perform tasks, and that they perform equal activity on average.

Chicxulub Impact Event
How did the dinosaur destroying asteroid affect the aquatic life at that time? : askscience

Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young - Ohio [Folk] Today marks the 50th anniversary of Kent State Massacre. This is probably the most famous song about the tragedy. : Music

Which are the worst types of reddit users? : AskReddit

Nearly 100,000 Malicious Coronavirus-related Domain Names Have Been Registered Since January 1. : Coronavirus


Satellites Reveal Clearest Picture Of Ice-Melting In Antarctica: Polar Ice Sheets Losing Billions Of Tonnes Of Ice Every Year. : worldnews
Commercial whaling may be over in Iceland: Citing the pandemic, whale watching, and a lack of exports, one of the three largest whaling countries may be calling it quits : worldnews

MA COVID-19 Data 5/3/20 : boston
68,087 Cases Total in MA : CoronavirusMa

Reopening states will cause 233,000 more people to die from coronavirus, according to Wharton model : Coronavirus
US endures worst one-day death toll yet as states reopen : politics (the great dividening)

How to compare coronavirus deaths to flu deaths more accurately - The Washington Post - "it's not anything like the flu: It is much, much worse"
What the Coronavirus Models Can't See
South Korean Scientists conclude people cannot be infected twice : worldnews
Contact-tracing apps are not a solution to the COVID-19 crisis : technology
Coronavirus most likely to be passed on in early stages of illness or before symptoms appear, Taiwan study says : Coronavirus

150,000 seafarers are in need of crew change by May 15 : news

To Safely Reopen, Make the Workweek Shorter. Then Keep It Shorter. : politics
Fears rise that Trump will incite a global vaccine brawl : worldnews (hopefully he'll be in jail or Moscow by then)

Maryland cancels order for masks and ventilators from Blue Flame Medical, LLC, asks AG to investigate shipment that never arrived : politics

New York, New Jersey and Michigan saw 20,000 more deaths than average in March and April. These were on top of the deaths already accounted for by COVID-19 death counts. This leads researchers to believe the COVID-19 death count is actually much higher than is being reported. : Coronavirus

Oklahoma city ends face mask rule for shoppers after store employees are threatened - Store employees have been threatened with physical violence and showered with verbal abuse. There has been one threat of violence using a firearm (the great divide of stupidity and evil)
Oklahoma city ends face mask rule for shoppers after store employees are threatened : news

Michigan has highest coronavirus fatality rate in US as protests continue : politics
Whitmer says Michigan protests 'depicted some of the worst racism and awful parts of our history' : politics (fusion of nazis and confederate traitors)
The Coronavirus Becomes a Battle Cry for U.S. Extremists - The New York Times - White supremacists seek to stoke the fear and disruption caused by the pandemic to push their agenda and to recruit.
Anti-Vaccination Activists Are Growing Force at Virus Protests - The New York Times - Public health experts fear that their messaging could further harm the country's response to the pandemic.

Court weighs in on applying mass gathering ban to churches : news - Save you a click: The federal appeals court upheld the ban in Kentucky.

Illinois governor: White House 'wasn't helpful' for many weeks on coronavirus response : politics

Hong Kong records no new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, with 14 straight days without any confirmed local transmission : worldnews

Boris Johnson Says His Health Deteriorated So Badly After Contracting Coronavirus That A Strategy Was Drawn Up In Case He Died. : worldnews

Brazil Has the Highest Rate of Coronavirus Contagion in the World, Says Study : worldnews (Balsonafucked)
Brazil's President Is Out With Another Super-Bad Coronavirus Take: Soccer Players Can't Die From It : worldnews
Vincent Bevins on Twitter: "In which Jair Bolsonaro tries to lead the nation in some bizarre neofascist push-up ritual but can't actually do push-ups so shakes his head around a lot in an attempt to fake it. There's a metaphor in there somewhere" / Twitter
'We are on the eve of a genocide' : Brazil urged to save Amazon tribes from Covid-19 | World news

City branded 'new Wuhan' after corpses pile up in streets: The city of Guayaquil in Ecuador is believed to have suffered at least 7,000 deaths so far, with overwhelmed authorities having to deal with up to 500 bodies a day : worldnews

3 doctors in Russia fall out of windows in 2 weeks. 2 dead. They warned about lack of means of protection in russian hospitals : Coronavirus (after shooting themselves in the back of the head threee times)
Russia's small business waiting for Putin's rescue plan - The Washington Post
Russia billed US more than $600,000 for medical supplies sent on 'aid' flight Vladimir Putin offered to Donald Trump - and cargo plane brought military gas masks and useless ventilators : worldnews (Fat Orange Donnie Boy got scammed by Putinfucker)

34 days of pandemic: Inside Trumps desperate attempts to reopen America
Trump Received Intelligence Briefings On Coronavirus Twice In January : Coronavirus Live Updates : NPR
The U.S. had systems in place to mitigate a pandemic, but they were undercut from the get-go : Coronavirus
Trump Got Dow 36,000 Author to Model the Coronavirus. It Didnt Go Well. Picture of horrible people)
Kudlow defends claiming U.S. had coronavirus "contained" in February

Trump rips George W. Bush after he calls for unity amid coronavirus outbreak : politics

Sidelined by pandemic, Trump campaign turns to digital shows
How Trump has broken the polls - CNNPolitics - Yet, the evidence suggests that Trumps surprising 2016 victory has warped people into believing that Trump has some magic up his sleeve. They don't believe he will lose. (it's called "Putin" hahahaha)

Trump's lawyers have reportedly demanded that Michael Cohen stop writing a 'tell-all' book about the president : politics -- "Trump's current lawyers demand his previous lawyer stops warning them about what happens to Trump's lawyers"

How to make sure Trump or anyone like him never, ever returns to power : politics ... In 2009, President Obama, hoping to build a consensus, opted to let bygones be bygones and declined to target the excesses and abuses of his predecessor, including the widespread use of torture by the CIA. In retrospect, some say, that was a disastrous strategic misstep; Republicans gave him nothing, and instead became the American equivalent of a far-right European party. It was a huge mistake by the Obama administration not to seek accountability ,I want the next president to hold people accountable (Barry set the stages in a lot of ways)

Honeymooners who broke quarantine restrictions and 'scoffed' at Hawaii hotel manager are arrested : Coronavirus

The 25 Women Who Have Accused Trump of Sexual Misconduct : politics

Biden accuser Tara Reade 'not sure' what complaint she claims was filed with Senate says (bitch had 27 years to get her story straight)
Dinner organizer says Biden was not at 2008 event where he was accused of sexual harassment | Fox News
Nicole Wallace: 'The Right is Operating a Smear Campaign Against Biden' : politics

CBS News poll: Elizabeth Warren tops Democrats' wish list for Biden's vice president : politics

Ellen DeGeneres' Former Bodyguard At The Oscars Said It Was "Demeaning" To Work With Her : television (Ellen DeGenerate is better than you)

Hunter-gatherer societies expressed a deep emotional and psychological connection with the animal species they hunted, especially after their disappearance. The study will help anthropologists and others understand the profound environmental changes taking place in our own lifetimes. : science

People who had considered themselves "incels" (involuntary celibates) but have since had sex, how do you feel looking back at your previous self? : AskReddit

ELI5: Why is it that .com is such a widely used suffix to websites, what does it stand for and why does it matter what the suffixes are when the DNS server converts the websites to their respective IP addresses anyways? : explainlikeimfive


Earth's Insect Population Shrinks 27% in 30 Years : worldnews
Tracking the 'Murder Hornet' : A Deadly Pest Has Reached North AmericaSightings of the Asian giant hornet have prompted fears that the vicious insect could establish itself in the United States and devastate bee populations.

Coronavirus causing collapse in demand for fossil fuels, as renewables make major gains : Coronavirus

66,263 Cases Total in MA : CoronavirusMa - 1952 new cases - 9358 new tests; 21% positive - 130 new deaths; 3846 total - -115 hospitalized; -26 ICU
MA COVID-9 Data 5/2/20 : CoronavirusMa
The latest coronavirus numbers from Massachusetts - The Boston Globe
If L.A. and Somerville can do COVID testing for everyone, why not Boston? - The Boston Globe (Boston firedudes think it's a libtard hoax)
Expect a painfully slow reopening process, Mass. business leaders say - The Boston Globe

Excess U.S. deaths hit estimated 37,100 in pandemics early days, far more than previously known

The US just reported its deadliest day for coronavirus patients as states reopen, according to WHO : Coronavirus

World must prepare for second and third coronavirus wave, WHO warns : worldnews
Apple Data Shows Shelter-In-Place Is Ending, Whether Governments Want It To Or Not

The race for coronavirus vaccines: a graphical guide - Eight ways in which scientists hope to provide immunity to SARS-CoV-2 .
"Aeroseols, the crucial Missing link" : Maurice de Hond. The research concludes that after 60 minutes in an indoor space with an air humidity below 23%, the chance of infection is 5 times higher than above 43%.
This Coronavirus model keeps being wrong. Why are we still listening to it? : Coronavirus

New York coronavirus hospitalizations lowest since March after 19 straight days of decline : Coronavirus
New York, New Jersey and Michigan saw 20,000 more deaths than average in March and April. These were on top of the deaths already accounted for by COVID-19 death counts. This leads researchers to believe the COVID-19 death count is actually much higher than is being reported. : Coronavirus

A Manhattan Nursing Home Reported 13 Coronavirus Death To The State. The Real Number Was Closer To 100 - Gothamist -- Sowing, reaping...
New York nursing home reports 98 coronavirus deaths in

COVID-19 cases on rise in state that starts 1st phase of reopening - ABC News - Restrictions in Texas lower as coronavirus numbers rise. (Republican deathmongers will kill you for profit)
Texas reports highest number of coronavirus deaths in one day, hours before relaxing lockdown : Coronavirus
Florida to reopen state parks amid pandemic as Grim Reaper stalks beach
Eschaton: Nobody Could Have Predicted - Ah, well, nevertheless. -- State health officials have confirmed an additional 1,000 cases of the new coronavirus in the past 24 hours, bringing Georgia's total infections above 27,000. -- Sowing, reaping...
Mississippi governor to slow reopening after surge in coronavirus cases, deaths: The state health department says 397 cases and 20 deaths were reported Friday. : Coronavirus

Northern California official ousted after saying elderly, ill, homeless should be left to die in pandemic : Coronavirus

Italy is traumatised and normality is still only a distant dream : Coronavirus
Easing lockdowns has produced no Covid-19 surge, Danes and Czechs say : Coronavirus

Sweden: The spread is no longer increasing (R=0.85) : Coronavirus
Reported Covid-19 deaths in Sweden | Swedish Covid-19 statistics

Iceland's key to success to fighting coronavirus has been keeping politicians off the stage

Coronavirus NSW: Dossier lays out case against China bat virus program | Daily Telegraph
India opts for own COVID-19 tests kits, rejecting those from China: Country to double daily testing capabilities to 100,000 by May end. : worldnews

Putin critic vows to 'tell truth' about COVID-19 crisis in Russia despite threats to life: Leading Russian medical activist and Putin critic has vowed to continue to "tell the truth" about the coronavirus crisis in Russia, despite increasing attempts to silence her by the Kremlin. (expect her to commit suicide soon)
Russia's Coronavirus Cases Jump By Nearly 10K in New One-Day Record - The Moscow Times : Coronavirus
Russia now has second-highest rate of Covid-19 spread as other countries ease restrictions | Coronavirus outbreak | The Guardian - 1 in 50 Moscow residents could have Covid-19, while Somalia and Bali deal with outbreaks and Singapore and Spain lift lockdowns

The Brazilian government is seeking to use coronavirus as cover to usher in laws which could lead to increased occupation of indigenous lands and deforestation in the Amazon, campaigners and experts allege, amid warnings that further environmental disruption may lead to new pandemics. : worldnews

Thailand's king living in luxury quarantine while his country suffers. The king of Thailand is enjoying life at a luxury hotel in Germany, while his subjects back home are suffering under coronavirus. But criticizing the monarchy is outlawed, despite the king's "embarrassing" behavior. : worldnews

Imported by the rich, coronavirus now devastating Brazil's poor : worldnews

Fire attacks on Scottish phone masts soar as bogus 5G coronavirus conspiracy theory spreads : worldnews
Coronavirus: David Icke kicked off Facebook, for publishing claims "such as suggesting 5G mobile phone networks are linked to the spread of the virus" : worldnews

Secret military operation led by an ex-Green Beret and funded by US billionaires to ouster Venezuela's Maduro falls apart : worldnews
Iran Is Hauling Gold Bars Out of Venezuela's Almost-Empty Vaults

Kim reappears in public, ending absence amid health rumors

It's time to reject the gods of commerce: America is a society, not an "economy". America is about people, not profit margins or it must be, if our nation is to redeem itself in this crisis : politics
Opinion | The New Great Depression Is Coming. Will There Be a New New Deal? - The New York Times - After the coronavirus, political transformation may be inevitable (the revolution, she is coming)

George W. Bush: 'We are not partisan combatantsin fight against coronavirus'

No need to prove it President : PoliticalHumor

Trump Moves to Replace Watchdog Who Identified Critical Medical Shortages : politics
Trump Fires Yet Another Inspector General : politics
Trump blocks disclosure on coronavirus supplies - Los Angeles Times
Trump Moves to Replace Watchdog Who Identified Critical Medical Shortages - The New York Times - The president announced the nomination of an inspector general for the Department of Health and Human Services, who, if confirmed, would replace an acting official whose report embarrassed Mr. Trump.

One Death Is a Tragedy. 60,000 Deaths Are a Great Success. Most presidents try to console the nation in moments of grief, but Donald Trump is taking a victory lap. : politics
Trump Casually Doubles The Number Of Americans He'd Be Okay Losing To The Coronavirus
Trump is fighting a public health crisis with denial and self-promotion : politics

Coronavirus gets a promising drug. MAGA world isn't buying it. -- On the heels of positive early signs for remdesivir, several prominent Trump boosters are downplaying the results and continuing to promote hydroxychloroquine.
A referendum election in November? Trump allies see risks (Trump wildly popular)

Chuck Schumer wants an investigation into how Trump donor Monty Bennett became the largest recipient of PPP funds : politics

Capitol Lacks Tests for Returning Senators While White House Tests Many in Trump's Circle - the president and many of his aides are tested repeatedly.

Trump's Nationalism Advances on a Predictable Trajectory to Violence. His Supporters Will Kill When they're told to (electric fuckaloo coming in November)
The Right's Gun Routine Falls Flat During the Pandemic -- Michigan's governor has a killer virus to be scared of, not a bunch of clowns terrorizing lawmakers with firearms
Trump's gun-toting supporters are firing blanks (traitors to America)
Dozens arrested after hundreds storm California's Capitol to protest stay-at-home orders : politics
Huntington Beach protesters slam Newsom on beach closures - Los Angeles Times ... While some protesters wore face coverings, most neither wore masks nor followed social distancing guidelines of six feet of separation

DOJ 'Fighting Like Mad' to Withhold Mueller Grand Jury Materials; Court Tees Up Issue for SCOTUS
Trump's Defense of Michael Flynn and Roger Stone Is a Giant Gaslight

Democrats are slight favorites for Senate control - CNNPolitics

Fearing an undercount, advocates say census outreach is getting crushed by coronavirus

No, the media isn't fair. It gives Republicans a pass.
Fearing Political Peril, Republicans Edge Away From Trump on Pandemic Response - The New York Times - Moderate Republicans in competitive districts are navigating a careful balance in addressing the coronavirus crisis, eager to put some distance between themselves and a president whose response has been criticized. (here's an example: "moderate Republicans" hahaha)
Jake Tapper Hits Donald Trump With A Stunning Reminder Of His Hypocrisy : politics
Jake Tapper on Twitter: "The Chinese government has been deceptive from the beginning of the crisis, whitewashing and lying and covering up. Let's take a little trip through what the president has been saying about the Chinese government, shall we? 1/" / Twitter
Donald J. Trump on Twitter: "Concast (@NBCNews) and Fake News @CNN are going out of their way to say GREAT things about China. They are Chinese puppets who want to do business there. They use USA airwaves to help China. The Enemy of the People!" / Twitter

I Hate Illinois Nazis - Lawyers, Guns & Money (fake news)
Protester not waving sign with Nazi slogan

Obama team fully vetted Biden in 2008 and found no hint of former aide's allegation : politics
Investigate Tara Reade's Allegations -- Americans deserve to know more about a sexual assault accusation against the likely Democratic Party nominee. (fair and balanced NYT)
Harassment, assault absent in Biden complaint : politics
Reade: 'I didn't use sexual harassment' in Biden complaint
Getting the ratfuckers back together - Lawyers, Guns & Money (jesus the Times is evil)

Sudden vanishing of sports due to coronavirus will cost at least $12 billion, analysis says - and hundreds of thousands of jobs, an economic catastrophe that will more than double if the college football and NFL schedules are wiped out this fall by the coronavirus pandemic, an analysis conducted for ESPN shows (the great re-shuffling)

7 things to know about the report on Jeffrey Epsteins ties to Harvard (#8: Harvard sucks, #9: Corruption as a matter of principle)
How Harvard Laundered A Child Molester's Reputation - Lawyers, Guns & Money

The Eruption Of Instagram Island | GQ

u/digital_end describes how modern day society now amplifies doomsayer voices versus how society previously muted those same voices : bestof

What movie had the best unexpected ending ? : AskReddit

clovisinternational comments on strange volvo with a low roof, saw it near my workplace. debadged so idk (20K subreddit, took an hour for this coincidence)

Eschaton: What a weird creep, why was I friends with him? - In a series of other tweets, Mr Musk, 48, also said he was "selling almost all physical possessions" and "will own no house". - He added his girlfriend was "mad at me". - There will be no Mars if we let them take our freedom away -- We'll go to Mars in 6 months, 12 months tops, depending on regulator approval. DAMN REGULATORS (seriously sick rich guy)


Meet the New Flack for Oil and Gas: Michael Moore | The Nation - Planet of the Humans is wildly unscientific, outdated, full of falsehoods, and benefits fossil fuel industry promoters and climate deniers ... Because the film is so dangerous, so wildly off-track and full of misinformation, fossil fuel industry taking points, and unfounded, wacky statements you could be forgiven for thinking it was created by Breitbart News or Steve Bannon and not the erstwhile bastion of progressive bombast that is Michael Moore ... The film even attacks and tries to demonize Bill McKibben, one of the most selfless and influential fighters for the climate over three decades. (contrarian asshole)
LED lights halve unwanted fish in nets, research finds: Attaching LED lights to larger holes in nets, intended to allow non-target species to escape, dramatically reduced the numbers killed unnecessarily : worldnews
First Canadian federal assessment of Arctic Ocean finds drastic change | It's 33% less salty than in 2003 and about 30% more acidic -- enough to dissolve the shells of some small molluscs. The Beaufort Gyre, a vast circular current that has alternated direction every decade, hasn't switched in 19 yrs

New Study Reveals That 81% of the World Population Is Calling Upon Billionaires to Contribute More to Charity -- Especially During COVID-19 Pandemic

An Appropriations panel sought to hear from Fauci; the White House says it would be 'counterproductive' to take him away from his work

64,311 Cases Total in MA : CoronavirusMa - 2106 new cases - 13,989 new tests; 15% positive - 154 new deaths; 3716 total - -87 hospitalized; -54 ICU
MA COVID-19 Data 5/1/20 : boston
New Baker order: Everyone must wear a mask (in businesses, on transit, in public) when unable to socially distance : CoronavirusMa
Boston updated its neighborhood based reports for this week : CoronavirusMa
Six weeks after social distancing began, Mass. coronavirus hospitalizations and cases remain high. Why so little improvement? - The Boston Globe
It seems like the rise in deaths reported in the past few days are a backlog from previous days : CoronavirusMa
The Loneliness of a Social-Distancing Skeptic on Cape Cod : CoronavirusMa

How high will it go? No easy answers as U.S. Covid-19 death toll tops 60,000

FDA issues an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for remdesivir the treatment of hospitalized COVID-19 patients : COVID19
COVID-19 Deaths Are Being Linked to Vitamin D Deficiency : Coronavirus
Spike mutation pipeline reveals the emergence of a more transmissible form of SARS-CoV-2 : COVID19 (*more*)
Editorial: Nicotine and SARS-CoV-2: COVID-19 may be a disease of the nicotinic cholinergic system : COVID19
Excess Deaths Associated with COVID-19 (source: USA's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) : COVID19

What VA isn't saying about hydroxychloroquine -- and everything else related to coronavirus

World Health Organization Coronavirus Stats Bar Chart Race Confirmed Cases : CoronavirusMa (Trump won by a mile)

Fauci warns states rushing to reopen: 'You're making a really significant risk'
Coronavirus pandemic misery expected to last two more years, says expert report - CNN

World must prepare for second and third coronavirus wave, WHO warns : worldnews
Japanese island suffering second wave of coronavirus after lifting lockdown too early : worldnews

California, Los Angeles see huge jump in new cases : Coronavirus
Georgia verifies 1K new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours : Coronavirus

Revealed: NHS procurement official privately selling PPE | Society : worldnews (not a good sign)
Whole Foods offering free masks to all customers nationwide : Coronavirus (Jared says he will steal them and win-win by also screwing Trump enemy Bezos)

Coronavirus homeschooling: 77 percent of parents agree teachers should be paid more after teaching own kids : Coronavirus (the one's who thought teachers should work for free)

Canada's early COVID-19 cases came from the U.S. not China, provincial data shows : worldnews

Dead bodies are lying at home and in the streets of Guayaquil, Ecuador, a city so hard-hit by coronavirus that overfilled hospitals are turning away even very ill patients and funeral homes are unavailable for burial. : worldnews

Revealed: NHS procurement official privately selling PPE | Society : worldnews (Tories fucking you again?)
More than 200,000 British citizens report their neighbours to police for breaking virus lockdown rules : Coronavirus

Madrid's field hospital closes today after attending over 4000 coronavirus patients and saving hospitals from being overwhelmed.

Trump Threatens to Sue China for Coronavirus Damages Like It's an Ex-Wife Who Wrote a Tell-All Book About Him
Wuhan lab coronavirus intelligence - The Washington Post

China Blocks the WHO From Participating in Investigations of COVID-19's Origins (now why would they do that?)
EU chief backs investigation into coronavirus origin and says China should be involved : worldnews
China has refused repeated requests by the World Health Organisation to take part in investigations into the origins of COVID-19, a WHO representative in China has told Sky News : worldnews
Australia to back Taiwan's return to the WHO : worldnews
China Warns Australia It Could Face Boycotts Over Call for an Independent Inquiry Into Coronavirus : worldnews (CPP up to 3 raging meltdowns a day, catching up to psycho-Trumpster)
Chinese journalist jailed for criticising Communist Party : worldnews
Holding China accountable is 'moral' and 'strategic' ingterests, says Former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power
Xiaomi Devices Found Tracking And Recording Browsing Data Of Millions : worldnews

Brazil president Jair Bolsonaro says WHO encourages kids to be gay, masturbate : worldnews

The Inevitable Coronavirus Censorship Crisis is Here - Reporting by Matt Taibbi - As the Covid-19 crisis progresses, censorship programs advance, amid calls for China-style control of the Internet ("Harvard law professors")

New Study Reveals That 81% of the World Population Is Calling Upon Billionaires to Contribute More to Charity - Especially During COVID-19 Pandemic : worldnews (jail them and confiscate their monies)

Sudan's new government has outlawed the practice of female genital mutilation, a move hailed as a major victory by women's rights campaigners in a country where the often dangerous practice is widespread.

Israel' Largest Bank, Bank Hapoalim, Admits to Conspiring with U.S. Taxpayers to Hide Assets and Income in Offshore Accounts

Russian State Television Pushes Conspiracy Theory Bill Gates Is Behind Coronavirus Pandemic : worldnews

N.K. defector claims he is '99 pct' sure that N. Korean leader died last weekend : worldnews
N.K. leader reemerges from 20-day absence amid rumors over his health | Yonhap News Agency (says NK)

Trudeau announces Canada is banning assault-style weapons : news
Canada bans assault weapons, including 1500+ models and variants : worldnews
Four-in-five Canadians support complete ban on civilian possession of assault style weapons : worldnews (they never had confederate traitors)

Friday NatSec Roundup - Lawyers, Guns & Money - More delays on the reinstatement of Captain Crozier. Hard to imagine how the Department of the Navy could have handled this situation worse.

Federal judge orders release of some Florida ICE detainees | Miami Herald : "cruel and unusual punishment" (so, Trump)

How Trump Gutted Obama's Pandemic-Preparedness Systems

PRRI - Generally speaking there is an inverse relationship between the rates of COVID-19 cases and holding favorable views of Trump. Americans who live in counties with higher rates of COVID-19 cases (more than the median number of cases per capita) are less likely than those who live in counties with lower rates (fewer than the median number of cases per capita) to hold a favorable view of Trump (42% vs. 52%) ... Currently, 90% of Republicans hold favorable views of Trump, up from 79% in 2019

As Trump Claims US Has Best Covid-19 Testing in the World, Capitol Physician Says He Lacks Capacity to Test All 100 Senators : politics

T.W.E.E.T.: Trump's Worst Ever Embarrassing Tweet (tourament challenge)

Trump-tied companies receive millions in small business aid : politics

We're all Zelensky now (quid-pro-fuck-you)
Amid a Rising Coronavirus Death Toll, Trump Leaves the Grieving to Others - The New York Times - President Trump has led no national mourning for the more than 63,000 Americans who have died from the coronavirus, emphasizing confidence about the future rather than dwelling on the present.
History According to Trump: The President and the 1917 Pandemic That Wasn't - The U.S. leader, famously illiterate about history, eagerly promotes his place in it (oh, he has his place in it, for sure)

No, Michael Flynn wasn't 'set up' (the 'set up' is for Trump to pardon the traitor)

If this is a war, we're losing badly - Lawyers, Guns & Money
Jeremy TEST/TRACE/ISOLATE Konyndyk on Twitter: "Welcome to May. As I feared, the federal government wasted April much as it wasted February. That is a harsh assessment given how much the country has been suffering. But without competent federal leadership, the best we are managing is to tread water. Some stats:" / Twitter
It Weighs On You - Lawyers, Guns & Money - It should really be kept in mind how terrible the toll from this pandemic, made far worse than it needed to be by a thoroughly incompetent and corrupt president who is still completely botching the response, has been ... This is the context in which some reporters are desperate to stop reporting news and start writing stories giving the least charitable possible interpretation to obscure memos issued by Joe Biden's office during the Carter administration, which tells you all you need to know about those reporters.

Vladimir 'Zev' Zelenko, Fox News doctor, faces scrutiny over hydroxychloroquine coronavirus treatment - The Washington Post (crooking is what they do and who they are)

Pence threatened to punish the reporter who proved his office knowingly ignored the rule that he needed a mask to visit Mayo Clinic : politics
Reporter Who Tweeted About Face-Mask Fiasco Says He Was Banned From Future Pence Trips: Voice of America's White House bureau chief Steve Herman might be allowed on Air Force Two again if he or VOA apologizes. (insufficient obsequiousness)
Pence staff threatens action against reporter who tweeted about visit to clinic without surgical mask : politics
Karen Pence Claims VP Didn't Know About Mask Policy. Mayo Clinic Says It Told Him. (the Mother caught lying again)
"They let us down": The Mayo Clinic's galling obsequiousness to Mike Pence: Why couldn't the "best hospital in America" stand up to the VP? : politics
Wearing a mask is for smug liberals. Refusing to is for reckless Republicans. - POLITICO

u/somewhat_brave describes in detail how the federal government (namely FEMA) has been confiscating PPE from states and hospitals and been giving it to their private distributors to sell for profit. (Sources provided) : bestof (Jared cackles in a lizard voice)
u/chillinewman explains why Maryland's Governor has to hide PPE from the Federal Government to prevent seizure by FEMA during the Corona Virus Outbreak. (Sources Provided)
Maryland governor says coronavirus tests acquired from South Korea under guard at undisclosed location to protect the tests from seizure by federal government : Coronavirus

Trump Called Out To His Face After Blaming Obama For 'Broken' Coronavirus Tests ... President Bleach ...
Trump is blaming Obama for leaving him with "broken tests" for a virus that didn't exist. Yes, really.

Trump Is Losing His Mind Over Reports He's Losing His Mind
Eschaton: MAGA Rally - Not sure how soon, My Big Wet Boy can't resist his campaign rallies, and he isn't going to want to go to ones that look empty or ones filled with people wearing masks, and, well...

Republican lawmakers vote by mail to restrict ... vote by mail : politics

Trump has left Democrats in charge of the coronavirus stimulus - Vox - "They don't want the federal government to work and we do"
Why don't Democrats share Mitch McConnell's principled commitment to transparency and good government? - Lawyers, Guns & Money

Ageism Is Becoming a Serious Problem for Republicans -- They have demonstrated disdain for both young voters and elderly Americans.
KKKoooooL Aid : PoliticalHumor

Trump and GOP to Nation: Go Bankrupt, Drop Dead : politics

For the First Time in a Year, the White House Press Secretary Is Going to Speak, and It's going to be a disaster
Minutes after pledging to not lie, the new White House press secretary lied a whole bunch -- first press briefing got off to a promising start. It lasted all of 15 minutes.
New White House press secretary McEnany to hold 1st briefing (Ivanka clone)
There was an attempt to praise Trump... and then the truth came in like a wrecking ball : PoliticalHumor (five seconds later)

Top HHS spokesman repeatedly directed sexually crude and sexist tweets at women - CNNPolitics - The top spokesman for the Department of Health and Human Services repeatedly directed crude and sexist comments toward women in now-deleted tweets (so, typical Trumpster)

'Survival': Tenants, landlords brace for largest rent strike in decades | "If banks are getting bailed out and corporations are getting bailed out, why aren't poor people getting bailed out?" one activist asked. : politics
Tiny airports rake in big cash after botched stimulus formula - POLITICO
` Tesla's Laid Off Janitors and Bus Drivers Say They Can't Afford Food and Medication (captialist fuckers fucking you)

Federal Inspectors Are Fearful, Angry About Trump's Order to Reopen Outbreak-Stricken Meat Plants | USDA is still not providing masks and is doing 'absolutely nothing' to protect workers, inspectors say.

Statement by Vice President Joe Biden - Joe Biden - Medium
Joe Biden denies he sexually assaulted a former Senate aide, calls on National Archives to release complaint if it exists - The Washington Post
Biden denies sexual assault allegation: 'They aren't true. This never happened.' - CNNPolitics
Eva Murry Says Joe Biden Sexually Harassed Her When She Was 14 | Law & Crime (creepy Joe has a hole in his head)
Biden left no room for the possibility of an official complaint by Tara Reade surfacing - The Washington Post
Elizabeth Warren is the favored VP pick among Democrats, poll shows : politics

Internal GOP poll points to troubling signs for Georgia Republicans : politics

After a day of armed protesters and a GOP lawsuit threat, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer extends state of emergency : politics (so they can take their AK's into the statehouse and point them at lawmakers who then have to wear bulletproof vests and this is all ok??)
Protestors are somehow allowed to carry guns right up to the Michigan's Governor office door. : pics
Michigan governor extends state emergency order despite Trump tweet backing protesters : news
The Wildness Beneath American Politics Is Close to the Surface Once Again -- The armed figures at the Michigan statehouse remind me we're coming up on the 50th anniversary of the massacre at Kent State.
Michigan Lockdown Protesters Storm Legislature With Guns - Gunmen Are Stalking the Halls of Government. The President* Responds With Trolling. Parading high-powered weapons in a legislative chamber is something one expects to see in slightly less mature democracies than this one is alleged to be.
Gun-toting protesters storm Michigan Capitol, denounce stay-at-home measures : Coronavirus
Michigan rally against shelter-in-place order spills into Capitol building : news
Michigan gunmen stormed the statehouse and proved these protests have never really been about coronavirus : politics -- "Protest a pipeline in the middle of North Dakota on tribal land, get gassed, rubber bullets, water canons, jailed. Storm the State Capital with guns -- no consequences whatsoever."
Trump calls protesters who carried guns into the Michigan state capitol 'very good people' and says the governor should 'make a deal' with them
Armed militia at the Michigan Capitol Building yesterday : PoliticalHumor
Armed protesters demonstrate against Covid-19 lockdown at Michigan capitol | US news | The Guardian (old fat bald Trumpster white guys)

GOP lawmaker who blamed gays & 'drag queen advocates' for mass shooting gets stomped in election (by another Republican)

Jeffrey Epstein's Harvard ties were extensive, new report reveals
Harvard donates Jeffrey Epstein cash to victim groups, says some faculty asked to resume accepting money from sex criminal in 2013 : news

Collections: The Fremen Mirage, Part I: War at the Dawn of Civilization - A Collection of Unmitigated Pedantry

ELI5: What's a 'Dopamine Detox' and does it work? : explainlikeimfive

ryans01 comments on I just don't care about myself.

What is the dumbest myth you ever heard? : AskReddit

Divorce lawyers of Reddit, what is the most insane (evil, funny, dumb) way a spouse has tried to screw the other? : AskReddit

What's the tinder scene like these days? : boston

ICANN finally halts $1.1bn sale of .org registry, claims it's 'the right thing to do' after months of controversy : technology