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[Apr 08, 2020] Fire the entire CDC, FDA, and NIH bureaucracy and outsource the work to the Taiwanese Ministry of Health .

Apr 08, 2020 | turcopolier.typepad.com

Jose , 06 April 2020 at 11:53 AM

Fire the entire CDC, FDA, and NIH bureaucracy and outsource the work to the Taiwanese Ministry of Health .

1. The Ministry has done a better job than out bureaucracies.

2. It's what the Globalist want (or did I get the wrong China) plus the Dems get more H1A Visas.

3. Bill Gates, who cares windows sucks.

4. Just hope Acosta is the one that declares Trump Reelected.

[Apr 07, 2020] Trump and his administration of neo-confederates are now stealing ventilators paid for by Barbados.

Apr 07, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

Sol Invictus , Apr 6 2020 17:44 utc | 4

Besides falsificating death numbers Trump and his administration of neo-confederates are now stealing ventilators paid for by Barbados. Degenerate and incompetent Murikkkans making america great and showing the world why they're #1. When the dust settles after Covid-19, the pilgrims will stand alone on a shining pile of exceptional sh*t !
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[Apr 06, 2020] Who is too naive or too stupid

Highly recommended!
Modly's impending confirmation hearings should be interesting.
Apr 06, 2020 | www.theamericanconservative.com

Dear @SECNAV Modly: You called Capt Crozier "too naive or too stupid" for not knowing his private letter would be leaked. Now we learn your private speech was leaked.

AdmBenson6 hours ago

Was Modly rolling steel balls in one hand while making his speech?
Brasidas AdmBenson27 minutes ago • edited
I doubt Modly has balls of any kind.

[Apr 06, 2020] Trump and handling of coronavirus crisis

Apr 06, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

Mr. Trump surely has enough problems attempting to manage this crisis, not the least of which is his own unfortunate habit of jumbled impromptu speech that often sounds like sheer blather.

Some observers like to call it "plain speech," but in my experience even the common folk of America, the plumbers, truck drivers, and waitresses, express themselves more coherently.

It's just not very reassuring. Believe me, I don't want to see the president fail, but I would advise him to stick to the teleprompter.

[Apr 06, 2020] A sound banker, alas! is not one who foresees danger and avoids it, but one who, when he is ruined, is ruined in a conventional and orthodox way along with his fellows, so that no one can really blame him. ~Keynes

Highly recommended!
Apr 06, 2020 | www.nakedcapitalism.com

notabanktoadie , April 6, 2020 at 8:04 am

A sound banker, alas! is not one who foresees danger and avoids it, but one who, when he is ruined, is ruined in a conventional and orthodox way along with his fellows, so that no one can really blame him. Keynes via Yves

The problem is that the payment system, besides grubby coins and paper Central Bank notes (e.g. Federal Reserve Notes), must work through private depository institutions or not at all.

How then can we have a sound economy when it is held hostage by "sound" bankers?

And are not the banks a form of rentier – who rent the Nation its money supply?

Then where are the proposals of the MMT School to euthanize those rentiers?

[Apr 06, 2020] Wearing a mask is a rare case when a selfish motive to save your own life produce a greater good

Highly recommended!
Apr 06, 2020 | www.unz.com

utu , says: Show Comment April 3, 2020 at 10:45 pm GMT

@Dreadilk By wearing a mask you reduce the probability of getting infected by x while a mask on an infected person reduces the probability of infecting another person by y and y>x (I can't formally prove this inequality at this point but it is intuitively obvious to me.). Since you do not know whether you are infected or not by wearing a mask you are protecting other more than yourself on average. This is a rare case when a selfish motive to save your own life produce a greater good. Not wearing a mask would be an inverse-altruism where you are willing to sacrifice yourself for an idea of killing others , i.e., doing what a suicide bombers do who are aware of y>x calculus.

[Apr 06, 2020] Senseless and repetitive advertizing of magical cures for coronavirus, which killed less people then regular flu in the USA has gotten very boring -- aside from the fact some idiot may be stupid enough to put their faith in some unproven remedy.

Notable quotes:
"... There will always be alleged proof since the placebo effect works about 8% of the time, but nothing can possibly be considered a proven cure until it has been put through that tiresome and allegedly 'far too slow" comprehensive testing. ..."
"... This nonsense too many are spouting round here is dangerous and if there is to be censorship at MoA, that is what I would like to see curtailed. ..."
Apr 06, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

A User, Apr 6 2020 2:48 utc | 140

See the bunny's hysteria about cures has now reached the point of favouring that old snake-oil homeopathy . The amount of quinine in tonic water is about the same strength as the 'fixes ' found in homeopathic scams.

Perhaps like such well worn scams as 'rescue remedy, a cure depends on how many thousand times my schweppes has been 'knocked' (diluted with water).

I don't care I've found my cure, while rooting around in the cupboard under the bathroom sink a found a few packets of decades past their use-by date worming tablets. When the kids were infants we were living in tropical Northern Australia and it was common to 'worm' the young 'uns whenever they seemed listless. You sure knew if the kids had picked up worms because if they had, they would be running around & hooting like mad things after their dose.

They must have traveled to Aotearoa in one of the too many first aid kits I packed before we left. Anyway the active ingredient in the tablets is an anti-parasitical called ivermectin which it is claimed (most likely by some dodgy vet who isn't copping his regular earn pretending to swab the horses at the local racetrack) will destroy that pesky corona virus.

As I die I can rest easy knowing that at least I was scammed by an ocker .

Honestly this senseless and repetitive "I'm smarter than any virologist/epidemiologist" game has gotten very fucking boring - aside from the fact some idiot may be stupid enough to put their faith in some unproven remedy.

There will always be alleged proof since the placebo effect works about 8% of the time, but nothing can possibly be considered a proven cure until it has been put through that tiresome and allegedly 'far too slow" comprehensive testing.

This nonsense too many are spouting round here is dangerous and if there is to be censorship at MoA, that is what I would like to see curtailed.

[Apr 06, 2020] Bureaucrat: Stay Home and Starve

Hysterical morons are encourage people to stay indoors , while spending daily at least 30 min on sun improves your resistance to the virus
Apr 06, 2020 | ronpaulinstitute.org

Dr. Deborah Birx , the White House "coronavirus response coordinator," said on Saturday all plebs must stay out of grocery stores. She didn't offer an alternative. Instead, she repeated the hand washing and 6-foot "social distancing" mantra.

[Apr 06, 2020] 'Democrats make us all morons, I can't vote for this guy' Joe Rogan

Apr 06, 2020 | www.rt.com

Rogan has previously mocked Biden's verbal slip-ups and apparent confusion, describing the former vice president's speech as "not a normal way to communicate unless he's high as f**k."

[Apr 05, 2020] In the land of 'distinguished epidemiologists' it is useful to distinguish who is already bought and who is not yet

Highly recommended!
Notable quotes:
"... will know exactly which professor, non-profit boss, esteemed expert, talks sense outta a brain that absorbs information & devises answers, and which ones are little more than industry shills who got lucky once early in their career, who are the notorious plagiarists, who are better at politicking than doctoring etc. ..."
Apr 05, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

A User , Apr 2 2020 23:51 utc | 143

Out in the land of 'distinguished epidemiologists' the types who are charged with doing the hands on work of developing counters to this virus, will know exactly which professor, non-profit boss, esteemed expert, talks sense outta a brain that absorbs information & devises answers, and which ones are little more than industry shills who got lucky once early in their career, who are the notorious plagiarists, who are better at politicking than doctoring etc.

[Apr 05, 2020] Capitalism is the legitimate racket of the ruling class. Al Capone

Apr 05, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

Mao , Apr 6 2020 2:25 utc | 134

Al Capone Money Quote saying that being a capitalist is the legitimate racket of those in power – with laws to back it up. Al Capone said:

"Capitalism is the legitimate racket of the ruling class."

https://itsamoneything.com/money/wp-content/uploads/Al-Capone-Capitalism-Ruling-Class-Racket.jpg

[Apr 05, 2020] French official told RT this week that a planeload of 60 million masks they bought from China was hijacked by Americans.

Apr 05, 2020 | www.rt.com

Disturbing reports that US buyers have snatched up medical masks that France ordered from China raise questions about the practical value of alliances and solidarity previously preached by the West in the face of a pandemic. As the coronavirus spread across the West, borders were slammed shut, followed by businesses and finally private homes, all in the hope of slowing the spread of the deadly pathogen. Facing the prospect of lengthy lockdowns, governments that until recently dismissed the need for medical masks have now started scouring the globe for millions of them.

Apparently, in that pursuit, Western governments are acting much like their quarantined residents who are hoarding household goods like toilet paper. One French official told RT this week that a planeload of 60 million masks they bought from China was hijacked, after a fashion, by Americans.

Also on rt.com US bought France-bound face masks for CASH from China – French official to RT

"A French order was bought out with cash by Americans on the tarmac, and the plane that was to fly to France took off for the US instead," Renaud Muselier told RT France on Wednesday.

[Apr 05, 2020] George Carlin on American fear of germs

Apr 05, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

Phil , Apr 6 2020 0:56 utc | 122

George Carlin on American fear of germs

I cannot say that I like Carlin much, but this one is very good. I can associate myself with him, because I also never feared dirt or excrements, always hugged people who said: 'stay away from me, otherwise I will infect you with my disease', and survived in rather good health and shape. And yeah, I also don't shower every day, but keep those spots clean that are important.

Dunning-Kruger Effect

Dunning-Kruger effect. Never heard of it, but I also observed that people who talk much, have very high esteem, post from morning to evening, are often the not so bright ones. Those who speak calmly, and rarely, who often underestimate themselves, are mostly the bright ones. Also worth watching, now that we all have become experts in microbiology (after having become experts in climatology):

[Apr 05, 2020] Bill Gates and coronavirus

Apr 05, 2020 | off-guardian.org

Under his cohorts neoliberal agenda, every country in the world is a third world country.

Invisible Man ,

Some things I'd love to see a journalist bluntly ask Mr. Gates in the near future:

"Why are you, Mr. Gates, with no formal training in medicine or biology, no special knowledge of virology or epidemiology, suddenly the foremost expert on Covid in the world? What makes you the decider of policy? Is it just that we live in a world dominated by the golden rule, where he who has the gold makes the rules?"

"Why do you ignore the statistical evidence that Covid19 has yet to impact Europe's overall mortality rate?"

"Why do you wilfully ignore the two dozen or so experts who have come forward to vehemently criticize and refute the narrative being pushed that we're in the midst of a deadly pandemic? Their assertions are consistent with the statistical evidence. Yours are not."

[Apr 05, 2020] The brutal truth about the "leader of the free world"

Apr 05, 2020 | turcopolier.typepad.com

Add to Leader of Free World leadership in solidarity: scooping masks on the tarmac intended for France.

The brutal truth is that the "leader of the free world" took 500,000 test kits out of Italy , tried to bribe a German pharmaceutical company to move to the USA and advertises easy immigration for doctors . NATO and the EU have done little to help their worse affected neighbours. Meanwhile Russia, China and Cuba – all bad boys to the " Rules-Based International Order" – are providing assistance. ( And to the USA itself ! PR? of course it is, but it's also a teaching moment which the WaPo doesn't get .) The propagandists leap to their keyboards: " Beware of Bad Samaritans " is a classic. It includes the lie that 80% of the stuff Moscow sent Italy was useless ( Bryan MacDonald takes the effort to trace the lie back to the the fake newsmakers at the Atlantic Council/"Integrity" Initiative ) and manages the logical leap of accusing China and Russia both of giving useless stuff and giving too little of it. Liars have no imagination: all they can do is project their own behaviour.

[Apr 05, 2020] The Financial Times Asks For Socialist Policies

Apr 05, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

On the same day the British Labour party announced the election of a center-rightt new party leader to replace the much denigrated socialist Jeremy Corbyn, the Financial Times (!) calls for the socialist policies Corbyn had planned to implement.

From today's FT editorial headlined:

Virus lays bare the frailty of the social contract (also here )

If there is a silver lining to the Covid-19 pandemic, it is that it has injected a sense of togetherness into polarised societies. But the virus, and the economic lockdowns needed to combat it, also shine a glaring light on existing inequalities -- and even create new ones. Beyond defeating the disease, the great test all countries will soon face is whether current feelings of common purpose will shape society after the crisis. As western leaders learnt in the Great Depression, and after the second world war, to demand collective sacrifice you must offer a social contract that benefits everyone .
...
Radical reforms - reversing the prevailing policy direction of the last four decades - will need to put on the table . Governments will have to accept a more active role in the economy. They must see public services as investments rather than liabilities, and look for ways to make labour markets less insecure. Redistribution will again be on the agenda ; the privileges of the elderly and wealthy in question. Policies until recently considered eccentric, such as basic income and wealth taxes , will have to be in the mix.

[Apr 05, 2020] Surgeon-General of the US decided to play the role of Russian disinformation agent. and did it extremely well

Apr 05, 2020 | www.unz.com

For most of the past two months, Russian disinformation agents respectable Western Establishment voices such as the Surgeon-General of the US, the CDC, and the MSM (e.g. CNN , Vox ) have churned out propaganda that masks are ineffective against containing the spread of the coronavirus. In perhaps the most "powerful" take, Forbes even claimed that they INCREASE infection risk.

[Apr 05, 2020] 'We need masks, we don't want others getting them': Trump defends America First hoarding 'piracy'

Notable quotes:
"... Earlier this week, a delivery of 200,000 masks left a 3M factory in China for the German capital – only to be confiscated en route and diverted to the US, according to Berlin's Senator for the Interior Andreas Geisel, who shamed the supposed "transatlantic partners" for this "act of modern piracy." ..."
Apr 05, 2020 | www.rt.com

Dismissing accusations of 'modern piracy' for banning exports and seizing shipments of vital protective masks from its allies in Germany and France, US President Donald Trump claimed the situation was somehow the exact 'opposite.'

UPDATE: Not quite piracy? Berlin senator CORRECTS story of US 'snatching' Germany-bound masks

Asked about the controversy over the White House pressuring safety gear manufacturer 3M to step up imports of protective masks from its Chinese factories to the US – often at the expense of other customers, including America's closest allies – Trump dismissed accusations of "modern piracy."

There's been no act of piracy. It was the opposite.

"We are very disappointed in 3M... they can sell to others, but they should be taking care of our country," Trump added in the true spirit of the 'America First' policy. Trump did not clarify exactly what he meant by the 'opposite of piracy,' apparently suggesting that there were some perfectly legal grounds for seizing international shipments.

Earlier this week, a delivery of 200,000 masks left a 3M factory in China for the German capital – only to be confiscated en route and diverted to the US, according to Berlin's Senator for the Interior Andreas Geisel, who shamed the supposed "transatlantic partners" for this "act of modern piracy."

Several days later, Geisel abruptly walked back his accusation, claiming that the masks had been ordered from a German firm, and not from 3M. However, the masks are still unaccounted for.

[Apr 05, 2020] Hardly anybody makes pitch forks any longer, and torches are impossible to obtain

Apr 05, 2020 | off-guardian.org

Sounds good, but "nationwide unrest" has been successfully ignored for many decades in the UK and as far as I know, no city has burned since WW2.
People are generally far too comfortable to want to risk that comfort by protesting conspicuously, yet only VERY conspicuous protest has a hope of changing anything at all.
The Gilets Jaunes were doing pretty well, but just consider that all it took was a standard mutation of a well-known type of virus to shut down the entire planet and the Gilets Jaunes too
Our mindset, like that of our exploiters, is obsolete. Hardly anybody makes pitch forks any longer, and torches are impossible to obtain

[Apr 05, 2020] Seems so as if Coronavirus is quite smart. It will stop unhinged neoliberalism

Apr 05, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

HPM , Apr 2 2020 16:32 utc | 7

Homo sapiens is certainly the second most stupid creation, after the Ebola virus. The Ebola virus is killing everybody and thus removes its basis for reproduction. Imagine how smart rhinoviruses are! They do not kill but have managed, during evolution, to make their hosts sneeze and get running noses, so can spread and flourish. They can also mutate to ever increasing variants, so no vaccine made by homo stupidus could ever limit their reproduction, season after season. Sars-CoV-2 is a different story. It doesn't kill like Ebola but is much more contagious. It leads to overwhelmed health care systems, so people indirectly die of lack of care.

Seems so as if Corona is quite smart. It will stop unhinged capitalism. Global warming will come to an end, at least for some time. Homo stupidus may become part of the evolution again. The old and unfit, wealthy and spoiled, will die and die quickly.

[Apr 05, 2020] The world has turned upside down when drug gangs and ISIS are more solicitous of the health of the people than the elected officials in the US

Apr 05, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

bevin , Apr 2 2020 16:38 utc | 12

"The world has turned upside down when drug gangs and ISIS are more solicitous of the health of the people than the elected officials in the US."
Peter VE@3

Has it though? Few institutions on earth have been less solicitous of popular health than the elected officials of the United States- sponsored as most of them are by the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse- Big Pharma; the MIC; chemicalised agriculture/ food processing; Silicon Valley and the mainstream media.

[Apr 05, 2020] Puppet: rump hasn't ordered any ventilators from GM, despite all his rhetoric about using Wartime powers act

Apr 05, 2020 | www.usatoday.com

WASHINGTON – Nearly a week after invoking his powers under a Korean War-era law to compel General Motors to manufacture ventilators for coronavirus , President Donald Trump's administration has not formally ordered any of the machines, USA TODAY has learned.

As governors warn of severe shortages of ventilators, Trump has been hesitant to use his wartime powers to force companies to ramp up production under the Defense Production Act , arguing that such an order amounts to a takeover of private industry.

But Trump said Friday he would use the act to require General Motors to make ventilators after what he described as a dispute with the company over supply and pricing. Three administration officials speaking on the condition of anonymity told USA TODAY that the government is still exploring its options and has not yet placed an order under the Defense Production Act for any of the machines.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency "continues to work within its authorities to coordinate with the private sector," an agency spokesperson who declined to be identified said when asked about the lack of an order to GM. Federal agencies are "in the process of reviewing these delegated authorities," the person said.

General Motors declined to answer questions about Trump's use of the DPA but said in a statement it was "moving forward to build as many ventilators as we can as fast as we can."

[Apr 05, 2020] The virus is NOT a nothing-burger

Apr 05, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

john , Apr 3 2020 11:01 utc | 237

Jackrabbit @ 152 says:

The virus is NOT a nothing-burger

no, it's more like a quarter pounder with cheese.

[Apr 05, 2020] Extremes meet: Christian conservatives behaviour patterns paradoxically being very similar to Muslims: the funniest irony of it all is that while Iran may have exacerbated CV19 spread due to religious ignorance, so will the USA

Apr 05, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

EtTu , Apr 2 2020 19:01 utc | 44

My Sociology professor, an American lecturing overseas, always referred to his homeland as "the only Christian Fundamentalist country on earth".

I often laugh at comparing Christian conservatives paradoxically being very similar to Muslims, even though they may hate them and join the military to fight them. Maybe that is why their leaders like Pompeo and Bush love Saudi Arabia so much.

But the funniest irony of it all is that while Iran may have exacerbated CV19 spread due to religious ignorance, so will the USA, and in the end, who cares what brand that ignorance wears, it is always ignorance and a sad place for human intellects to die in.

/div>

Extremes meet: Christian conservatives behaviour patterns paradoxically being very similar to Muslims: the funniest irony of it all is that while Iran may have exacerbated CV19 spread due to religious ignorance, so will the USA

Extremes meet: Christian conservatives behaviour patterns paradoxically being very similar to Muslims: the funniest irony of it all is that while Iran may have exacerbated CV19 spread due to religious ignorance, so will the USA

[Apr 05, 2020] It's a joke to say no one saw this coming. That reminds me of Condoleezza Rice saying after 9/11 that no one expected terrorists to fly planes into buildings.

Apr 05, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

Richard Steven Hack , Apr 2 2020 23:19 utc | 131

it's a joke to say no one saw this coming... Posted by: lizard | Apr 2 2020 23:05 utc | 125

That reminds me of Condoleezza Rice saying after 9/11 that no one expected terrorists to fly planes into buildings.

The pilot episode of the TV show "Lone Gunmen" - the spinoff from the "X Files" show - featured a faction of the US government remote controlling an airliner to fly into the World Trade Center in order to stimulate arms sales by blaming it on foreign dictators.

That episode aired in March, 2001 - six months before 9/11.

[Apr 04, 2020] This Anti-Semitic newspaper should be banned.

Apr 04, 2020 | www.unz.com

Hippopotamusdrome , says: Show Comment April 3, 2020 at 7:18 am GMT

"Israel's ultra-Orthodox endanger the public" was the headline of yesterday's Jerusalem Post opinion piece. The article points to the ultra orthodox community as a menace both to the general society and itself.

This Anti-Semitic newspaper should be banned. When are the ADL and Antifa going to get on this?

[Apr 04, 2020] US accused of 'modern piracy' after diversion of masks meant for Europe

Apr 04, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

vk , Apr 3 2020 19:40 utc | 19

The USA seems to have taken mask wearing very seriously:

US accused of 'modern piracy' after diversion of masks meant for Europe

It's easy to see the lure those masks have on the Western nations: they are cheap and can be used - once massified - as a science-backed political excuse to send people back to work. Also, the alleged great results in South Korea and Japan (two fellow capitalist nations) serve as an extra political incentive to stimulate widespread use of them by their western counterparts.

[Apr 03, 2020] On human nature

Apr 03, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

hopehely , Apr 2 2020 22:36 utc | 115

Posted by: Richard Steven Hack | Apr 2 2020 22:01 utc | 101
Actually the reason is human nature: No individual human gives a damn about any other human - unless that other human is personally important for reasons of money, power or sex.

Speak for yourself.
Majority of people are not fucking psychopaths.

[Apr 03, 2020] Orgy of excess by rick students during COVID-19 epidemic

Apr 03, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

Tony , Apr 2 2020 21:01 utc | 79

March 20 2020 - BBC

US students party on spring break despite coronavirus

Crowds of US university students flocked to Florida for their spring break, defying recommendations from the federal government and Center for Disease Control (CDC) over the coronavirus outbreak.

National health officials are advising against gatherings of 10 or more people.

April 1 2020 - NYT

44 Texas Students Have Coronavirus After Spring Break Trip

Two weeks ago, amid the coronavirus pandemic, about 70 students from the University of Texas at Austin partied in Mexico on spring break. The students, all in their 20s, flew on a chartered plane to Cabo San Lucas, and some returned on separate commercial flights to Texas.

Now, 44 of them have tested positive for the virus and are self-isolating. More students were monitored and tested on Wednesday, university officials said, after 28 initial positive tests.
...
Students at the University of Tampa, the University of Wisconsin-Madison and other colleges have tested positive after returning from spring break trips to Florida, Alabama, Tennessee and elsewhere.

biggest surprise to me in that article is that American kids charter planes for their holidays... what the actual fuck? such an orgy of excess, the bubble they must live in

[Apr 03, 2020] Oh the irony....

Apr 03, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

A.L. , Apr 2 2020 19:34 utc | 55

China buys medical supply abroad back in Feb - Red menace!

USA does the same - HERO!

USA hijacks medical supplies destined for France with double in cash, on tarmac! Super double HERO becoz 'MERICA! FK YEAH!

oh the irony....

[Apr 03, 2020] NIH syndrome or bureaucratic incompetence -- you decide: The US Surgeon General on wearing a mask in the period of epidemic

Apr 03, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

Trailer Trash , Apr 2 2020 19:25 utc | 50

>masks is a bad idea because people will feel protected and stop washing their hands!

The US Surgeon General Nitwit said the same thing on national TV. Plus if regular people buy masks there won't be enough for medical people. Maybe if regular people buy and wear masks the medical people wouldn't need as many, but that idea doesn't occur to brain-dead leaders.

Why are they working so hard to discourage masks? Because it wasn't their idea?

[Apr 03, 2020] Frivolity, incompetence and irresponsibility are common to all countries. The USA is not exception

Apr 03, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

alaff , Apr 2 2020 20:05 utc | 62

The reasons include ill discipline, ignorance and incompetence, nutty religiousness and racism.

There are slobs and nerds in any country. In Russia, after warnings and requests from the authorities to stay at home, some citizens went with their children to the park to fry kebabs!

An amazing degree of frivolity and stupidity was demonstrated also by those who, it would seem, on duty should be the most responsible. Thus, the main infectious disease specialist of the Stavropol Territory, Irina Sannikova, after returning from Spain, went to work, hiding her trip. She led a week at a department at the Stavropol Medical University, where she, being a professor, taught classes for students, held meetings with epidemiologists at hospitals in the region, and consulted patients. According to preliminary estimates, about 1 thousand people were in contact with her. Only after March 17th, when Sannikova showed symptoms of coronavirus, did she admit that she was visiting Spain. Test for coronavirus gave a positive result. Some of those who contacted her also confirmed coronavirus. As soon as Sannikova is discharged from hospital, she will be charged under two articles of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation - "Negligence" and "Concealment of information about circumstances that endanger the life or health of people". A doctor may face up to 2 years in prison...

I note that this stupid woman is not the only such irresponsible in Russia. Frivolity, incompetence and irresponsibility are common to all countries.


A.L. , Apr 2 2020 20:10 utc | 64

@alaff 62

Frivolity, incompetence and irresponsibility are common to all countries.

absolutely agree. i would add exceptionalism too.

arby , Apr 2 2020 20:18 utc | 66
A.L. @64

I only have heard of one country who's president claimed that their country was exceptional.

[Apr 03, 2020] Jesus saves!!! or "Ignorance is bliss"...

Apr 03, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

Tuyzentfloot , Apr 2 2020 17:07 utc | 20

April 2 2020 - Bloomberg

Florida Follows Others in Allowing Church Amid Stay-Home Order

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed a stay-at-home order after weeks of rejecting calls for such a measure. But like other mandates ranging from New York to New Mexico, it ensures that Floridians can still attend religious services.
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The order comes after similar steps Tuesday in Texas, another late mover that made an exception for religious worship. Michigan imposed a stay-at-home order with a religious carve-out effective March 24.

Religious gatherings were also exempted from Ohio's stay-at-home order, issued Sunday by Republican Governor Mike DeWine. Solid Rock, an Ohio megachurch whose Cincinnati location hosted an event for evangelical supporters of President Donald Trump last month, held an in-person service Sunday and said on its website that it would exert a constitutional right to continue meeting.

Other states that allow some exemption for religious services include Delaware, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, according to the Center for American Progress.

That "Jesus saves" phrase will me remind of this forever
https://www.memecenter.com/fun/3092063/so-i-amp-039-ve-made-an-art-car-for-a-friend-of-mine

[Apr 02, 2020] Bloomberg spent north of $500 millions to become president with zero results, and you want me to believe that Russians spent 1% of that and got better results

Highly recommended!
Apr 02, 2020 | hub.jhu.edu

PBO kenformerlyfromRI8 days ago ,

There is no conspiracy, they didn't make up false documents to start a Russian investigation, oh wait they did.. I just read that Bloomberg spent north of $500,000,000.00 to become president and you want me to believe the Russians spent 1% of that and got better results.. You have to be a special kind of stupid.

[Apr 02, 2020] The wackos are coming out of the woodwork.

Apr 02, 2020 | thehill.com

Jade 10 hours ago • edited

It's been said that Donald Drumpf and his Russian mob boss, Putin, had this virus cooked up in a lab.

They then had it distributed to China and around the world.....
to locations where these reprehensible fckrs don't like the population.......
Make no mistake about it!

And now it's backfired on them....
#TRUMPvirus

Knutejr Jade 9 hours ago
The wackos are coming out of the woodwork.

Or maybe the Chinese did it, or maybe space alien disguised as bats did, or 3M, who making masks, did, or fifteen different drug companies with vaccines waiting for the situation to get bad enough for a big price did, and or of course oil companies have a treatment locked away with the car engine that runs on water and a simple universal unlimited energy source that use no fuel and runs continuously

[Apr 01, 2020] President Trump last night signed the Pure Air Regulation bill

Apr 01, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

AantiSpin , Apr 1 2020 12:32 utc | 217

Associated Press, April 1, 2020 – President Trump last night signed the Pure Air Regulation bill demanded by the president and hastily passed by Congress late yesterday evening. All congressional Republicans and most Democrats voted in favor of the bill, which was passed without debate.

Sweeping provisions of the bill will eliminate the Environmental Protection Agency, and repeal all legal protections against air pollution in the US.

Under the new law, all citizens will be issued lightweight, backpack units which cam be connected to so-called "air stations." The stations will provide oxygen-rich, partially purified air. Users will connect to the stations by inserting quarters (or any combination of small coins adding up to 25 cents) into them. The backpack unit will then be filled with 24 hours' worth of partially cleaned air that will be enriched with an additional five percent of oxygen above the 21 percent found naturally in atmospheric air.

The additional oxygen, the bill's sponsors claim, will offset whatever air pollution remains in the air going into the backpack unit. The oxygen will be supplied by a newly-formed joint subsidiary of Amazon.com and Walmart.

A strong objection to forcing citizens to pay for what he termed "the right to breathe," was raised by Oregon senator Jeff Merkley, one of the few Democrats to vote against the bill, but was brushed off by the president. "Someone has to pay for it," Trump said, adding "oxygen doesn't grow on trees, you know."

[Apr 01, 2020] Pentagon Orders EUCOM Not to Report Military Coronavirus Cases Over Security Concerns

Apr 01, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

Likklemore , Mar 30 2020 22:31 utc | 79

Gone into deep secret mode -
Pentagon Orders EUCOM Not to Report Military Coronavirus Cases Over Security Concerns

and a further step, American taxpayers will not be told -

Pentagon Asks US Congress to Classify Future Years Defense Program Spending


[Apr 01, 2020] What strategic offer could Trump make that would move Putin to agree to some new deal?

Apr 01, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

ak74 , Mar 30 2020 20:48 utc | 51

Question: But what strategic offer could Trump make that would move Putin to agree to some new deal?

Answer: The return of Alaska to Russian sovereignty! Call it Trump's Folly!

[Apr 01, 2020] Yet another stupid pastor; yet another funny manifestation of religious bigotry

Bigotry: the character or mode of thought of a bigot; obstinate and unreasonable attachment to a particular creed, opinion, practice, ritual, or party organization; excessive zeal or warmth in favor of a party, sect, or opinion; intolerance of the opinions of others.
Notable quotes:
"... If the sheriff arrests Tony Spell tomorrow and holds him without bond, don't you believe for a second that he's any kind of victim. ..."
"... And so, for that matter, will some ultra-Orthodox Jews of the Greater New York area , who by their selfish actions are showing the same kind of contempt for the wider community that these Baton Rouge Pentecostals are doing. ..."
Apr 01, 2020 | www.theamericanconservative.com

Earlier today, the East Baton Rouge Parish district attorney charged the Rev. Tony Spell of Life Tabernacle Church for violating Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards's emergency prohibition on large public gatherings:

"He will be held responsible for his reckless and irresponsible decisions that endangered the health of his congregation and our community," Central Police Chief Roger Corcoran said. "We are facing a public health crisis and expect our community's leaders to set a positive example and follow the law."

Despite being accused of the misdemeanor offenses, which carry a maximum punishment of $500 and up to six months in parish jail, Spell said he plans to continue holding services, including on Tuesday night.

"This is an attack on religion. This an attack on our constitutional rights. We have a constitutional right to assemble and to gather and there are no laws that I am breaking." he said, as his wife, Shaye, hugged him inside the church's main worship area.

Spell has held large public religious services with his flock despite multiple officials warning of danger to his congregation and the broader community. Medical experts have said that, to blunt the sharp increase in coronavirus cases and related COVID-19 illnesses that could strain the medical system, people should avoid large crowds as much as possible and reduce the spread of disease.

More:

Spell asserted that he is operating under his constitutional rights and under a mandate given to him by Jesus Christ, "who said do not forsake to assemble together."

... ... ...

If the sheriff arrests Tony Spell tomorrow and holds him without bond, don't you believe for a second that he's any kind of victim. Don't you believe for a second that his arrest is any kind of persecution. I believe that persecution is coming in this country, and when it does, Tony Spell and his congregation's demand for privileges in a time of unprecedented public health crisis will bear some of the blame.

And so, for that matter, will some ultra-Orthodox Jews of the Greater New York area , who by their selfish actions are showing the same kind of contempt for the wider community that these Baton Rouge Pentecostals are doing. There is never any excuse for anti-Semitism or anti-Christian bigotry, but in a time of mass death from a contagious plague, observant Christians and Orthodox Jews are fools to behave this way. They are going to make life much, much harder for the rest of us religious believers.

[Apr 01, 2020] For just $27K USD you can see John Bolton's relatives in natural environment

Apr 01, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

Piotr Berman , Mar 31 2020 17:22 utc | 151

Given some time and currency, I guess Morocco would offer more value for money if you want some exotic customs and landscapes. If you have more money, you could spend them on a carbon-free cruise with stunning vistas and off-the-beaten route: North Pole on board of nuclear-powered ice breaker! It is wise to have swimming costume (a pool is on board, heated, I presume) and sensible apparel -- enough for normal winter (in Moscow). The number of places is below 150, with a little hospital on board too. In the latest ads I read about discounts, but the deal was that you can pay in rubbles with prices below the rubble plunged by 25%, still, for 27 k USD you can see John Bolton's relatives in natural environment (like mommy walrus taking care of youngsters), polar bears, seals, and landscapes of Franz Josef Land. Helicopter rides included. You can also take a plunge into the arctic water -- with safety precautions .

[Apr 01, 2020] We probably have been at a similar situation before ;-)

Apr 01, 2020 | www.unz.com

Anon [249] Disclaimer , says: Show Comment March 31, 2020 at 5:09 pm GMT

@Uradel666 Agree agree agree. Most of us were in our early teens to middle age during the 1980s media hoax about heterosexual AIDS. Remember? Everybody who's ever had sex will get it? A total lie. Even the druggies who use needles, it's mostly sodomy men who get it.

There was anorexia, hundreds of thousands of good student obedient middle class White girls starving themselves. Another lie.

Early 1970s vegetarian diet, no white sugar but an over load of natural fruit vegetable and carb sugar was the cure for everything.

Here's what my extended family and friends are doing. They're taking all the precautions and obeying the rules. Some believe it's a return of the Black Plague Others are as cynical as I am.

Population of 320 million according to a 9 year old census. 165K infected 37K deaths and mass hysteria ensues.

[Apr 01, 2020] Stop Buying Masks.. Oh Wait! CDC Considers Asking Public To Wear Face Masks

Notable quotes:
"... Authored by Mac Slavo via SHTFplan.com, ..."
"... This is irony at its finest. ..."
Apr 01, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

Authored by Mac Slavo via SHTFplan.com,

This is irony at its finest.

The United States Surgeon General used twitter to tell the public to NOT use face masks to protect against the coronavirus because they don't work, they only work for health care workers. Now, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is considering a recommendation that people wear masks when in public.

[Apr 01, 2020] Who writes these scripts: one of the first deaths of a Virginia was a Christian musical evangelist

Apr 01, 2020 | off-guardian.org

clickkid ,

"Yesterday, one of the first deaths of a Virginia resident from COVID-19 was a Christian musical evangelist who, believing the pandemic response to be anti-Trump "mass hysteria," took his family to New Orleans to "wash it from its Sin and debauchery."

A Gretna man who had double pneumonia and tested positive for COVID-19 in Concord North Carolina died around 4 a.m. Wednesday, the family reports.

Landon Spradlin, 66, was an accomplished blues musician who pastored several different churches over the years."

https://friendlyatheist.patheos.com/2020/03/26/virginia-pastor-who-said-covid-19-was-anti-trump-mass-hysteria-dies-of-virus/

So, a Christian Evangelist who says that covid-19 ist anti-Trump hysteria goes and dies of – allegedly – covid-19. This is then portrayed as – what irony, poetic justice?

What an amazing coincidence?

Who writes these scripts

[Mar 31, 2020] Bill Gates makes a prediction about when coronavirus cases will peak

The US government was caught without pants. No supply of masks. Can you imagine that for a country with trillion military budget.
Mar 31, 2020 | www.youtube.com

Miles Pittman , 9 hours ago

Bill hasn't talked this much about viruses since Windows 98.

[Mar 31, 2020] The game imperial propaganda plays

Mar 31, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

kooshy , Mar 31 2020 14:13 utc | 131

James-
It is the Financial Times, which as of yesterday afternoon suddenly dropped showing Iran on it's daily comparison graphs of number of death and number of infected on major infected countries. Up to yesterday morning Iran progress was shown in Green on number of dead and number of infected graphs. If you check even on individual smaller disease progress graphs, Iran' graphs is no longer shown, mentioned or included. I suspect Iran was dropped because Iran' under sanction current death and infection is lower than most leading western countries including US, and that has been becoming a embarrassment for US and Brian Hook. Coronavirus tracked: the latest figures as the pandemic spreads | Free to read for propagandist at FT Iran doesn't exist especially if there is any relatively good news

https://www.ft.com/coronavirus-latest

[Mar 30, 2020] If you get COVID-19 infection in the shop, office or transport, you probably will be sick two weeks, but if you get if from your wife - probably four, and mother-in-law -- six

Highly recommended!
Jokes aside, infection on family settings might lead to more severe outcomes, as virus load is higher.
Mar 30, 2020 | time.com

In this sense, COVID-19 behaves a lot like seasonal flu. Common rooms often mean common pathogens and higher dose of virus then from strangers. There are some indications that the doze of virus that you get affects the severity of the disease.

Families are great places for socialization and provide a means to stay active and engaged, but can serve as pathogenic petri dishes

Based on current research, it takes about 2 weeks between the onset of symptoms to the clinical recovery of patients with a mild form of the disease

[Mar 30, 2020] Virus Trojan horse among medics: not so fanny case when Russian epidemiologist became the source of infection for her colleges

Mar 30, 2020 | vz.ru

The chief infectious disease specialist of Stavropol region on the same day came under investigation and lost her position. However, this is not the only problem for her as Irina Sannikova has been diagnosed with COVID-19.

While some colleagues save her life, others argue about whether Sannikova committed a misdemeanor or a crime when she flew to Spain and did not go into quarantine on her return: should the state forgive her or punish her?

Sannikova is suspected of hiding from colleagues her trip to epidemic-stricken Spain. She did not take a vacation, just flew to Madrid for the March holidays, and then returned to go to work. Moreover, the last week she attended a conference at the Stavropol medical University with about three hundred participants.

At the end of last week, Sannikova was admitted to the intensive care unit of the regional clinical infectious diseases hospital with a diagnosis of "bilateral pneumonia". KP reported that it tested positive for COVID-19. As the result 11 more people who were in close contact with Sannikova were quarantined. But the range of possible infected people is much wider - the staff of the clinic, participants of events where the chief infectious disease specialist spoke: in total, about a thousand people.

On Monday, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin supported the request of the head of Rospotrebnadzor Anna Popova to increase responsibility for violating the quarantine regime. Increased attention to the observance of self-quarantine in Russia is noted after the case of Sannikova.

According to the UK, the actions of the former infectious diseases doctor have signs of two criminal articles – "negligence" and "concealment of information about circumstances that create a danger to life or health of people." Under the second article, the doctor may face a term of up to five years.

[Mar 29, 2020] 2020 election are the ultimate US Presidential election: the election in which people really have no one to vote for. Not even for fake choice like Trump and Hillary like in 2016. Absolutely none. It is "Perfect Election"

Mar 29, 2020 | www.unz.com

aandrews , says: Show Comment March 29, 2020 at 4:58 pm GMT

" I always considered him a fraud for this (and many other) reasons. Now Tulsi Gabbard is doing the same thing ."

There's really no one to vote for. I don't intend to bother. And they love it when people don't vote.

[Mar 29, 2020] A conspiracy-minded man might think Trump was hired to demolish any illusions about the decency and competence of the US

Mar 29, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

NoOneYouKnow , Mar 28 2020 16:00 utc | 6

A conspiracy-minded man might think Trump was hired to demolish any illusions about the decency and competence of the US and to leave it isolated and despised around the world. I'm not that man.

Jpc , Mar 28 2020 16:08 utc | 7

Is anyone in charge in the US?
Anyone with any analytical ability?
There's nothing you can say beyond.
"Those the God's wish to destroy.
First they make mad,"
Don Utter , Mar 28 2020 16:27 utc | 12
Respond to #6 above

Morris Berman in 2008 book "Dark Ages America: The Final Phase of Empire" notes than when empires are going down, they choose leaders that accelerate the decline.

[Mar 29, 2020] The more things change the more they stay thesame

Mar 29, 2020 | www.nakedcapitalism.com

Dalepues , March 28, 2020 at 1:21 pm

Bush/Cheney 2000
911, Iraq, Afghanistan, Katrina, GFC .

Trump/Pence 2020
MAGA
Make America Grieve Again

David in Santa Cruz , March 28, 2020 at 1:58 pm

Obama/Biden 2008
Too Big to Jail
We Tortured Some Folks
Foaming the Runway
-- We were hoping for change

[Mar 28, 2020] Why You Should Never Watch RT -- Ever!

Highly recommended!
Notable quotes:
"... RT is more vocally in support of Russia than western media ..."
Mar 26, 2020 | russia-insider.com

As RT UK launches, attacks on the channel in the British media have stepped up

The latest is a piece by Mr. Cyril Waugh-Monger, a very important newspaper columnist for the NeoCon Daily, a patron of the Senator Joe McCarthy Appreciation Society and author of 'Why the Iraq War was a Brilliant Idea' and 'The Humanitarian Case for Bombing Syria.'

Dear socially inferior person reading this article. My name is Cyril Waugh-Monger (I'm called 'Mr Terribly Pompous Neo-Con' by my friends) and I'm here to tell you why on no account should you watch RT and why you should be making complaints to Ofcom (a British bureacracy which regulates TV) about this dreadful channel so that in the interests of 'free speech' and 'democracy' we can get it off air.

1. RT doesn't peddle Russophobia

Outrageously, RT doesn't compare Vladimir Putin to Adolf Hitler. It doesn't join in with the demonization of Russia and its leader. How can we have a channel which is watched by people in Britain, which doesn't do that? We neocons say that demonization of Russia and its leader is compulsory. How dare RT not do as we say!

RT is more vocally in support of Russia than western media
2. RT is sometimes rude to bankers

There's a man on RT called Max Keiser and he is often very rude to bankers. Why, he has even called for them to face the death penalty. Such disrespect to our financial elites is shocking and should not be allowed in a free society.

3. Its coverage of the MH17 crash

Shockingly, RT commentators didn't rush to blame Vladimir Putin for the air disaster within seconds of the news breaking. Some even said that we should wait for the forensic evidence before any statements apportioning guilt were made. Others said that we couldn't rule out that the plane was downed by an another aircraft. This failure to come and say loud and clear "Putin personally shot down the plane with a missile he made and fired with his own hands" within minutes of the crash is clear evidence of RT's bias and why it must be taken off the air.

4. RT's 'pundits' include people who aren't neocons and 'liberal interventionists'

This is truly scandalous: RT gives airtime to people who don't support the West's policy of endless war and who opposed airstrikes on Syria last year. Why, it's even broadcast interviews with the convener of the Stop the War coalition – and has a regular weekly show fronted by George Galloway! This is unconscionable. Only people who support Western foreign policy should be allowed to express their views on international affairs on television, not 'cranks' and 'fanatics' who oppose attacking a sovereign state in the Middle East on deceitful grounds every couple of years. Why, if RT had been around in 2003, it would no doubt have given airtime to anti-war 'conspiracy theorists' who would have told viewers that Iraq had no WMDs – and claimed, fantastically – that Bush and Blair were making it all up.

5. RT provides airtime to genuine socialists and genuine conservatives

This is really terrible: RT interviews people who oppose neo-liberalism and globalization, from both the left and the right. It's given the microphone to socialists, communists, greens, and 'extremists' on the right, like Ron Paul. These people should not be allowed to express their views on television; they are 'cranks' and should be totally marginalized. Only those who support the hegemonic consensus should be allowed on TV. It's very important that in order to protect free speech and democracy, alternative opinions are not heard.

6. RT pundits have 'extremist' links

I monitor the people who appear on RT very, very closely and I can tell you that there was once a case of an RT interviewee who had a link on his website to another website which had a link to another website which had a link to another website – which denied the Holocaust and said that little green men from Mars were ruling the US.

After considerable research, I also found that another RT pundit once attended a conference where a fellow invitee had once sat at a restaurant table, a few days after another person who had actually praised Adolf Hitler, Chairman Mao, and Josef Stalin in a magazine article published in North Korea in 1962.

7. RT is anti-semitic

Ok, I've got no evidence of this, but I'll bung it in anyway as it sounds good.

8. RT has broadcast documentaries on the wars in Yugoslavia which don't blame the Serbs for everything

This is totally unacceptable.

9. RT has had 'experts' on its programs who have made some very strong criticisms of Israel

This too is totally unacceptable. Anyone with a theory or definition that differs from Western minded politicians is demonized for voicing their opinion.

10. RT pundits have often ridiculed leading American policymakers

For instance, when the US Secretary of State John Kerry said that "you just don't in the 21st century" invade another country on "completely trumped up pretext," some people on RT had the audacity to say "What about Iraq?" This lack of respect towards a leading American politician is appalling, and in a free society ought not to be allowed. The correct procedure whenever a leading US political figure speaks is to tug one's forelock.

11. RT's coverage of the conflict in Syria

In 2011-13, we had so-called 'experts' on Syria telling us on RT that some of the freedom-fighting pro-democracy rebels were actually fanatical terrorists who were guilty of committing atrocities. This was obviously a clear lie. Islamist terrorists like ISIS have only been active in Syria since 2014 and of course, it's all the fault of President Assad and Russia.

12. RT interviews lots of people whose views I do not share

It ought not to be allowed! Aren't we supposed to live in a democracy?

13. The most important reason: RT is a threat

More and more people are watching it – which is why me and my little group of neocons and 'liberal interventionists' are so worried and stepping up our attacks on the station and denigrating those people who appear on it.

The next big war is going to be much harder for us to 'sell' to the plebs, because we are no longer in control of the narrative as we were in 2003, before the Iraq war. Oh, what happy days those were!

Don't watch RT because we really don't want you to 'question more.' We want you to question less. It's much easier for us that way.

[Mar 28, 2020] What I have found when yesterday I ventured into Wal-Mart to shop with the other deplorable people that the elite child molesters, sexual perverts, and sociopaths out in Hollyweird, NYC and Washington like to look down on

Notable quotes:
"... Speaking of "suited and booted", shouldn't these people be wearing one of those full body suits and booties over their shoes as well? ..."
Mar 25, 2020 | www.unz.com

Trinity , says: Show Comment March 25, 2020 at 3:13 pm GMT

Yesterday I ventured into Wal-Mart to shop with the other local deplorable people that the elite child molesters, sexual perverts, and sociopaths out in Hollyweird, NYC and Washington like to look down on.

Wasn't that crowded and I probably noticed about 10 customers "suited and booted" wearing various masks of different shapes and styles and latex gloves.

Speaking of "suited and booted", shouldn't these people be wearing one of those full body suits and booties over their shoes as well?

[Mar 28, 2020] NYT bad habit of falling for falling for frauds and making them famous

Highly recommended!
Mar 26, 2020 | www.unz.com

Stephen Paul Foster , says: Website Show Comment March 25, 2020 at 11:17 am GMT

@niteranger "For example, New York Times Columnist Nicholas Kristof on Sunday reported the disheartening analysis of Dr. Neil Ferguson of Britain, one of the world's leading epidemiologists."

Nicholas Kristoff has the bad habit of falling for falling for frauds and making them famous. "Three cups of tea" for starters. He's got a long track record of peddling fake stuff.

[Mar 28, 2020] Trump was tested for Corona. The result was absolutely beautifully tremendously perfectly so unique negative

See video of this parody inside. It is absolutely brilliant.
Mar 27, 2020 | twitter.com

Wall St Shouldn't Govern - End the Creditocracy ‏ 6:03 AM - 26 Mar 2020

More Copy link to Tweet Embed Tweet Replying to @ HalaJaber @ ejmalrai

Oh, he's definitely a textbook case.... in narcissism. Insecurity is the flip side of that coin.

Ich bin dumm, du auch ‏ 6:25 AM - 26 Mar 2020

@ wanderadoyo ona hii

[Mar 28, 2020] Coronavirus vs Boris Johnson 1:0

Looks like Boris decided to lead his nation as for acquiring herd immunity. Video of Johnson statements about coronavirus in this as they "evolved" over time is absolutely hilarious. What a chameleon. Must watch.
BTW on March 3, 2020 Boris Johnson has assured people he won't stop shaking people's hands during the coronavirus outbreak. Just out of principle.
Notable quotes:
"... Here you're saying you were shaking hands with a few Covid-19 patients on the 3rd March! How many people did you infect since? Will you publicly apologise for the herd immunity strategy now? ..."
"... Tested positive for being an irresponsible dickhead ..."
Mar 27, 2020 | twitter.com

Shamil Esq , Bring on 2020! @Shamils18 · 5h Replying to @BorisJohnson

Not wishing Covid-19 on anyone.

Here you're saying you were shaking hands with a few Covid-19 patients on the 3rd March! How many people did you infect since? Will you publicly apologise for the herd immunity strategy now?

Will you get tests out asap?

1:07 From JOE

the real guigsy.... @franMcguigan20 · 5h Replying to @BorisJohnson

How did you get tested before NHS staff....

Mike P Williams @Mike_P_Williams · 5h Replying to @BorisJohnson

Tested positive for being an irresponsible dickhead too

[Mar 28, 2020] Russians again were outsmarted by the US intelligence agencies

Highly recommended!
By a clever move of the US intelligence agencies they are left without a choice as to support Trump in 2020 election is as idiotic as to support Biden.
Mar 28, 2020 | www.unz.com

U.S. intelligence community, through its preferred propaganda sheet the New York Times, is now reporting that Russia is taking advantage of the coronavirus crisis to spread disinformation through Europe and also in the U.S.

In particular, Putin has escalated a campaign-by-innuendo to reduce confidence in the outcome of the upcoming 2020 presidential election.

In any event, the Russians are too late as the Democratic and Republican parties' behavior has already convinced many Americans that voting in November will be a waste of time.

[Mar 28, 2020] Only in the USA: DemoRats now fully support Trump administration power grab for which they wanted him to be impeached a couple on months ago

Notable quotes:
"... ...The madness over the coronavirus is not limited to politicians and the medical community. The head of the neoconservative Atlantic Council wrote an editorial this week urging NATO to pass an Article 5 declaration of war against the COVID-19 virus! Are they going to send in tanks and drones to wipe out these microscopic enemies? ..."
Mar 18, 2020 | russia-insider.com

It is ironic to see the same Democrats who tried to impeach President Trump last month for abuse of power demanding that the Administration grab more power and authority in the name of fighting a virus that thus far has killed less than 100 Americans.

...The madness over the coronavirus is not limited to politicians and the medical community. The head of the neoconservative Atlantic Council wrote an editorial this week urging NATO to pass an Article 5 declaration of war against the COVID-19 virus! Are they going to send in tanks and drones to wipe out these microscopic enemies?

People should ask themselves whether this coronavirus "pandemic" could be a big hoax, with the actual danger of the disease massively exaggerated by those who seek to profit – financially or politically – from the ensuing panic.

That is not to say the disease is harmless. Without question people will die from coronavirus. Those in vulnerable categories should take precautions to limit their risk of exposure. But we have seen this movie before. Government over-hypes a threat as an excuse to grab more of our freedoms. When the "threat" is over, however, they never give us our freedoms back.

[Mar 28, 2020] Meet The 'Covidiot' A Dense Creature That Ignores Simple Instructions, Endangers Others

Mar 24, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com
...On Saturday, a new term caught the internet by storm, that is, 'Covidiot' – and first defined on Urban Dictionary , with the top definition:

"Someone who ignores the warnings regarding public health or safety. A person who hoards goods, denying them from their neighbors."

[Mar 28, 2020] Trump: Romney's in Isolation GEE That's Too Bad!

Sometimes the President hits the nail with his quips. For private equity sharks this might be a small piece of justice...
Mar 24, 2020 | independent.co.uk

Mr Trump shook his head and said: "No, no, none whatsoever."

[Mar 28, 2020] No Refunds: Costco Hoarders Discover They Can't Return Toilet Paper

Notable quotes:
"... Those who have regrets after realizing that COVID-19 isn't a 'pooping disease' were met with signs at various Costco locations informing them that they won't be able to return all that toilet paper, paper towels, sanitizing wipes, water, rice and lysol they bought in anticipation of a societal collapse, ..."
Mar 23, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

Those who have regrets after realizing that COVID-19 isn't a 'pooping disease' were met with signs at various Costco locations informing them that they won't be able to return all that toilet paper, paper towels, sanitizing wipes, water, rice and lysol they bought in anticipation of a societal collapse, according to brobible .

lmao Costco basically saying y'all wanted to be extra, y'all gonna deal with your millions of toilet paper all over your house #sorrytammy pic.twitter.com/eCFhoiDp33

-- m (@capricorngirlyy) March 19, 2020

Enjoy your lifetime supply of toilet paper and wipes you crazy #hoarders ! #Costco is not taking any more returns. Better start figuring out what you are gonna do with 10 bags of rice you bought! pic.twitter.com/z2U7tN7ru3

-- Xyth Lord (@Xyth_Lord) March 19, 2020

Seriously gotta calm down 😂 Costco is not accepting returns on toilet paper, bounty, sanitizers etc pic.twitter.com/KKRAg5n1B4

-- Theju 🌸 (@PinkCancerian) March 19, 202

Costco, meanwhile, may have over-bought in anticipation of sustained demand which has petered out. It looks like "the whole toilet-paper craze has calmed down," tweeted one shopper.

Guess the whole toilet-paper craze has calmed down. Quiet morning at Costco. pic.twitter.com/tt6wtcFV5f

-- Sean Coleman (@SColemanUFA) March 22, 2020

Now what to do with all that TP?

[Mar 28, 2020] Rephrasing famous quip of George W Bush

Mar 23, 2020 | www.unz.com

9/11 Inside job , says: Show Comment March 23, 2020 at 12:56 pm GMT

FOOL ME ONCE (9/11 PSYOP) SHAME ON YOU, FOOL ME TWICE(COVID-19 PSYOP) SHAME ON ME

[Mar 28, 2020] May be the virus is the Nature s immune system, and we are the virus.

Mar 23, 2020 | www.youtube.com

Kurt D. , 8 hours ago

It's Nature's immune system, we are the virus.

[Mar 28, 2020] Do not shoot at each other folk. Please leave hospital beds for coronavirus patients!

Highly recommended!
Mar 28, 2020 | www.rt.com

Baltimore's mayor has called on the city's inhabitants to refrain from killing one another for the time being, asking them not to "clog up" hospital beds as the coronavirus pandemic spreads far and wide across the country.

[Mar 28, 2020] Neoliberal priorities: plenty of USG resources for Pentagon and to run pandemic war games but no money to create the most basic stockpiles (thermometers, face masks, gloves)

Highly recommended!
Notable quotes:
"... DONALD TRUMP: Nobody knew there'd be a pandemic or an epidemic of this proportion. ..."
"... Trump is like the kid who played video games when he should have been doing his homework, then failed miserably on the test and tried to bullshit his way through the essay questions. ..."
"... As you are probably aware, a handful of elected leaders were selling their stock while assuaging the public about the dangers of the pandemic. We've gone from incompetence, to negligence, to outright profiteering. ..."
Mar 21, 2020 | caucus99percent.com

Last year, the Dept. of Health and Human Services ran a 7 month long exercise code named "Crimson Contagion," a dry run response to a global pandemic which started in China and expected more than 100 million Americans to become ill.

The simulation highlighted several failures in our preparedness for such a catastrophe .

DONALD TRUMP: Nobody knew there'd be a pandemic or an epidemic of this proportion.

The New York Times broke this story yesterday, but as it's behind a paywall I won't link to it. But there's a good interview with one of the authors conducted by NPR.

Trump is like the kid who played video games when he should have been doing his homework, then failed miserably on the test and tried to bullshit his way through the essay questions.

As you are probably aware, a handful of elected leaders were selling their stock while assuaging the public about the dangers of the pandemic. We've gone from incompetence, to negligence, to outright profiteering.


QMS on Sat, 03/21/2020 - 11:05am
good point Marie

@Marie

dropping bombs and sanctioning free commerce in other countries is the American way of protecting the proceeds of the sociopaths
not such a good way to stop pandemics. Not in my name congress

Marie on Sat, 03/21/2020 - 11:57am
We do have a weird definition of national security.

@QMS
Fifty-six years dumping an untold number of dollars into "keeping us safe" from a foreign invader and the one time it happened, not any of the resources were worth a damn.

The problem isn't so much that the real threats are unknown, at least not in broad outline form, but they're not "sexy." Not amenable to what the military and cloak and dagger spy guys are into. And the perpetual USG budgets for the sexy stuff is far more profitable. And is better suited to hiding all the graft and corruption (and employing the surplus and unskilled labor that elite universities crank out) that upset ordinary people fearful that some undeserving person would get something for free from the USG.

Cant Stop the M... on Sat, 03/21/2020 - 3:52pm
Apparently medical supplies don't count as military

@Marie

supplies, either. Well, given how the govt likely views our soldiers, I guess that's not surprising.

pandemic war games but no money to implement the most basic stockpiles (thermometers, face masks, gloves) that would be very helpful in containing a virus. The larger serious shortcomings in the US are mostly intractable due to the "best" health care system that money can buy.

[Mar 28, 2020] Just imagine the French hoity toity now not having to put up with the yellow vests in the streets. Must be such a comforting relief.

Mar 28, 2020 | www.unz.com

Old and Grumpy , says: Show Comment

[Mar 28, 2020] One common flavour of modern idiotism: I've heard doctors and pharmacists complain that patients will get offended when prescribed a cheaper, older drug. They want the best and newest, they need and deserve it!

Highly recommended!
Mar 28, 2020 | www.unz.com

Redneck farmer , says: Show Comment March 27, 2020 at 10:09 am GMT

There is also a tendency to think newer=better. I've heard doctors and pharmacists complain that patients will get offended when prescribed a cheaper, older drug. They want the best and newest, they need and deserve it!
Jake , says: Show Comment March 27, 2020 at 11:42 am GMT
@Redneck farmer That is because advertising works. Drug companies being allowed to advertise guaranteed that predators, such as the Sacklers, would want to own drug companies.
Oracle , says: Show Comment March 27, 2020 at 2:43 pm GMT
More activity on the dark, unethical side of capitalism. There's an entire history of it, opium wars, Atlantic slave trade, pornography, control of political agents through pedophilia. The list does go on and strangely enough it's usually the same actors.

[Mar 27, 2020] We have to beg for hand sanitizer? It's almost like we are one of the nations under strct USA sanction

Mar 27, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

karlof1 , Mar 26 2020 23:56 utc | 90

Just one of many important anecdotal observations :

"We have to beg for hand sanitizer? It's almost like we are one of the nations we sanction."

[Mar 27, 2020] Exactly when did behaviour of neoliberals become a bunch of out-takes from Catch-22?"

Mar 27, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

bevin , Mar 27 2020 1:17 utc | 98

johnbrewster@77
Here's a story from today's Toronto Star. It's a neoliberalism story and goes well with Pepe Escobar's piece in Asia Times (see above for link)
Basically the Province of Ontario stockpiled everything need for the pandemic that SARs warned them was bound to come.

Then, a couple of years ago, they destroyed the stockpiles including 55 million facemasks.

Now there are no face masks to be found and medical staff, inter alia, are having to take totally unnecessary risks.

Why did this happen? Because neo-liberalism is all about profits and fiscal austerity: as soon as the masks got beyond their 'best before' date they were destroyed - so the manufacturers could have another bite at the cherry and sell another 55 million masks. But then, austerity, the need to finance tax cuts for the wealthy, stepped in so the orders were not renewed. And people will die, horrible deaths, as a result.


https://www.thestar.com/opinion/star-columnists/2020/03/25/province-stockpiled-55-million-face-masks-then-destroyed-them.html

[Mar 27, 2020] Looks like the USA and the Soviet Union traded jerseys after the wall fell.

Mar 27, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

steve , Mar 26 2020 22:46 utc | 75

For me the USA and the Soviet Union traded jerseys after the wall fell. The USA took victory way to seriously.

[Mar 27, 2020] Larry Summers should have a drink named after him

Mar 27, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

uncle tungsten , Mar 26 2020 19:46 utc | 22

karlof1 #10

Larry Summers should have a drink named after him.
Ofshore double hoarder
Safebreaker with tonic
Gin and plunder scammer


Thanks b,I bought last roll of narrow elastic yesterday and will cut up some old silk shirts today.

[Mar 27, 2020] Trump's about as innocent in the coronavirus fiasco as jack the ripper

Mar 27, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

Miss Lacy , Mar 26 2020 20:32 utc | 35

PS to vk # 1. Please think again. Trump has been in a trade war with China for what? a couple of years? AND, he specifically banned imports of medical supplies from China. Other posters wave supplied links for this idiocy.

Trump's about as innocent as jack the ripper. You may just be seeing things relatively, as ghouls like Elliot Abrahms and disgusting Pomposity make Trump seen like an amateur.

[Mar 25, 2020] Fear is the real power over feminized societies

Mar 25, 2020 | www.unz.com

Johnny Smoggins , says: Show Comment March 25, 2020 at 4:58 pm GMT

@Marshall Lentini "Easy: people are more sensitive, egoistic, and fearful of death than ever."

In other words, western societies have become more feminine, which they have.

[Mar 25, 2020] Goldman Gives CEO 20% Raise - While Forecasting Major Coronavirus-caused Financial Crash for Americans

Mar 25, 2020 | www.unz.com

Boiling frogss , says: Show Comment March 25, 2020 at 1:46 pm GMT

Goldman Gives CEO 20% Raise-

While Forecasting Major CoronaVirus-Caused Financial Crash for Americans

https://www.youtube.com/embed/MFinbvX0Jg0?feature=oembed

https://www.youtube.com/embed/IXatS9PeuCU?feature=oembed

[Mar 25, 2020] Analogy between coronavirus epidemic estimates and lacrosse popularity estimates

Mar 25, 2020 | www.unz.com

prime noticer says: Show Comment Next New Comment

March 25, 2020 at 5:51 pm GMT this entire thread is a false positive.

i estimate based on the rapid growth of lacrosse that in only a few years time, it will overtake football as the most popular sport in America.

see how this works?

[Mar 25, 2020] Is COVID-19 another Y2K hysteria ?

Mar 25, 2020 | www.unz.com

Realist , says: Show Comment March 25, 2020 at 10:48 am GMT

@NPleeze

All of this apart from the issue, of how long this virus has been in the wild. It seems my mother caught this disease in early February, in a small Midwestern isolated community – she had what are given at the symptoms, but nobody was looking for it at the time, so there is no diagnosis of her illness.

This Covid-19 may well have been in the US since the latter part of 2019 just not diagnosed. It may be that the Chinese were the first to test for Covid-19, therefore it appears to have started there.

At this point the death rate is unknown but most likely overstated.

As I said weeks ago probably Y2K2020.

[Mar 24, 2020] Amazing that the members of elites who are overly concerned with population growth are precisely the ones have five or six children

Mar 24, 2020 | off-guardian.org

Rhys Jaggar ,

Amazing that the elites who go on so about population reduction are precisely the ones have five or six children. Johnson, Rees-Mogg, Toby Young (at only four he has seriously been priest-like), Trump, Andrew Roberts, Tony Blair (again only four, scandalous): it should be a capital crime for any Agenda 21 supporters to have more than one child.

Who thinks that Blair has 'superior genes'?

[Mar 24, 2020] For the average American the best way to tell if you have Covid-19 is to cough in a rich person's face and wait for their test results

Mar 24, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

karlof1 , Mar 24 2020 23:21 utc | 102

All too true too :

"One American's response to the continuing unavailability of coronavirus testing for most Americans:

"For the average American the best way to tell if you have covid-19 is to cough in a rich person's face and wait for their test results."

[Mar 24, 2020] STOP PRESSES: Mike Pompeo Admits COVID-19 Is a "Live Exercise" to which Trump retorts "I Wish You Would Have Told Us"

Mar 24, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

kiwiklown , Mar 24 2020 10:55 utc | 211

Trump Retorts "I Wish You Would Have Told Us" ???

Go to: https://www.globalresearch.ca/secretary-state-mike-pompeo-admits-covid-19-live-exercise-president-trump-comments-i-wish-you-would-have-told-us/5707223

[Mar 24, 2020] I think we should all wear bandannas. Like desperadoes in the old Wild West

Mar 24, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

ptb , Mar 23 2020 23:03 utc | 102

@oldhippie

"Lots of people seen doing something Americans never do. Walking."

So true. It is the same here. The little kids are the most cheerful, adults are all over the place in their reaction. Lady with a dog walked a 25 foot circle around me while crossing the street the other day, felt like a leper right then. Ah well. I find that getting far enough to get out of sight of buildings (lucky enough to have that option here) is just amazing now. The woods/parks never looked so nice.

@TG "I think we should all wear bandannas. Like desperadoes in the old wild west."

Love it! I'm in. Part of me wants to try this while making a deposit at a bank...

[Mar 24, 2020] Darvin award to one Dallas pastor

Does he think that his flock deserves to be moved to Heaven prematurely with the help of coronavirus? He definitely acts as if he think so.
Mar 24, 2020 | www.theamericanconservative.com

SirMagpieDeCrow1 a day ago • edited

This is someone who is dumb. If Robert Jeffress is the standard for being a faithful Christian or being a legit evangelical I want nothing to do with it. Completely vomitous. People like him put my family and community in further peril. And despite it all he still gets the ear of the president...

It's people like this that tempers my hopes.

"Thousands of people streamed through the church lobby and into the pews. Ushers at First Baptist Dallas invited members to the front rows, gesturing to the prime seats still available. Trumpets blared, bright blue and purple lights illuminated the stage, and behind the orchestra pit the 100 or so members of choir -- ranging from late teens to late 60s -- stood inches apart, ready to sing for the next 30 minutes."

"When Robert Jeffress, the senior pastor, walked onto the stage, wearing a dark suit and shiny teal tie, he thanked the musicians."

"Isn't it great to see so many of them here today?" he asked the audience.

"Jeffress' sermon that morning, presented in his usual stoic-but-chipper demeanor, was titled "The Road to Armageddon," and focused largely on biblical stories of God's punishments. "God's judgment is not always immediate," he told his congregation, and the tens of thousands of people watching online. "But it's always inevitable."

"Aside from a few empty pews in the back of the sanctuary, this seemed like any other Sunday. Except it wasn't. This was Sunday, March 15. Most of the country was already being reminded to stay at home, to practice social distancing, to flatten the curve of the coronavirus outbreak, which President Donald Trump, the man Jeffress supports at every turn, had just declared a national emergency."

Siarlys Jenkins SirMagpieDeCrow1 21 hours ago
Next time the governor should send the National Guard to escort everyone home. Jeffress should be arrested. Incidentally, I believe that continued socializing in small groups is healthy, under 10 of course, but what Jeffers is doing borders on criminal homicide.
Ryan Booth a day ago • edited
Thanks for publishing this, Rod. I somehow neglected to mention the new test developed by Thermo Fisher, which may result in as many new tests completed as Roche and Abbott combined. It will run on over 200 machines currently in labs across the country, and they are manufacturing two million test kits per week.

https://ir.thermofisher.com...

Altogether, test manufacturers have pledged to make over 10 million tests in the next two weeks, and I cannot see any way that all the newly approved testing systems add less than 85,000 tests per day. And that's without Roche, Cepheid, Thermo Fisher, and Abbott selling any new machines, and I feel quite sure that they are going to sell some more machines. And, of course, all of the current test providers are increasing production as well. And the FDA will likely approve more Emergency Use Applications for other testing systems in the next few days -- I think that I read that they are working through 80 applications. That's why I have complete confidence that, in less than two weeks, we'll be able to test 150,000 people per day.

Cepheid's test, which I mentioned in the article, seems even more important in the wake of the report from Italy that hospitals are themselves becoming major vectors in the transmission of the virus, as it is spread from infected to uninfected patients. Because Cepheid's test can be done in 45 minutes on machines that hospitals already have, it will allow hospitals to test every admitted patient and quickly segregate those who have the virus.

Lack of testing ability is what has kept Italy and Spain "behind the curve." Two days ago, Italy tested just 17,000 people and had over 6,000 positive results. It's not all that helpful to test people that you are already confident have the virus (they have already spread it); it's much more valuable to test those who first come down with a fever and you can isolate early if they are positive.

Spain announced (I think on Friday) that the 20,000 tests per day that they were doing were completely insufficient, and they were purchasing enough machines to add an additional 80,000 tests per day (though it will take time to get those systems operational).

Read this article if you're unconvinced that mass testing has the ability to stop transmission. It about an Italian town that some of the first cases in Italy, and how they basically eliminated the virus from their town.

https://www.theguardian.com...

Ryan Booth Ryan Booth 20 hours ago
Also, I missed FDA approvals in the past week for new tests from: DiaSorin Molecular, Hologic, and GenMark -- all of which operate on their own machines. This is a key distinction, as these tests increase our total testing capacity, although I don't believe that any of these will add as much as Roche or Thermo Fisher or Abbott.

There are also companies getting approval for tests that can run on machines that are already being used, which is good because it creates price competition and enhances test kit supplies, but doesn't fundamentally add to our national processing capability.

In that latter category, Novacyt got FDA approval for their test kit this morning, which will run on a number of machines. Not all of these companies say how many test kits they are going to distribute in the US, but I did see that Novacyt currently is supplying orders of 8 billion euros for their tests in Europe (where they had gotten approval earlier), and yet their stock still went up 45% today on the news of the FDA approval (which means that they expect to distribute a lot of kits).

Grace Austin a day ago
The massive testing increase largely in the New York and California, so there is that.

Also the numbers are horrible now, the US is on track to have more cases than Italy, massive testing are going to make them much worse.

Outcomes are going to be much worse depending on where you live. States that have seen large numbers of rural hospitals close, states with large numbers of uninsured, states that were late to shut things down and states that can't compete for needed equipment on the open market are going to have worse infection and mortality rates.

Oh and a 38 year old women was found dead in her home waiting for her test results.

JonF311 Grace Austin a day ago
Re; the US is on track to have more cases than Italy

And the US also has a larger population than Italy.

anna carolina a day ago
Thank you to the author and to Rod for a ray of sunshine today!
cwk a day ago
"drive-thru testing site' – Certainly a good idea, but how many of these does the US have?
kenofken a day ago
I'm not sure an "end" is in sight. Perhaps a respite and a new phase of the battle. I too look forward to spring but I think we will not even know the full extent of our problem until the end of April. Warm weather might give us a break in the action, but we would be foolish not to anticipate another wave in the fall, winter or spring of next year. As with the flu, it's always winter someplace in the world, and viruses mutate. We wont fully be out of this until we have a vaccine or a readily accessible drug paired with testing.

It's great that testing is growing in availability, but we still have a lot of sick people who cannot access it while every politician, professional athlete and celebrity seems to be getting tested just for "peace of mind."

Matth a day ago
South Korea has closed schools.

Their ability to control the spread probably has more to do with their social and hygiene habits than widespread testing. Japan, which has barely tested anyone, has been able to control its outbreak even better than South Korea.

But again, closing schools has been an important piece in both countries. This correspondent is pushing a false image of a society magically controlling this disease without massive social disruptions.

Also, it's important to keep in mind that while Indonesia hasn't seen an outbreak yet, they have also tested almost no one. They currently have one of the highest death rates in the world, suggesting massive undercounting of cases. There's reason to believe they do actually have a major outbreak, so reduced spread in warm weather does not mean it's controlled without any restrictions. Malaysia, as a counter example, has instituted strict controls because of a growing outbreak.

Expanded rapid testing and chloroquine are reasons to be hopeful, but get the basic facts right.

Ryan Booth Matth a day ago
Closing schools likely has had little impact on the spread. The joint WHO report on Wuhan, after studying over 40,000 cases, stated:

https://www.who.int/docs/de...

The Joint Mission learned that infected children have largely been identified through contact tracing in households of adults. Of note, people interviewed by the Joint Mission Team could not recall episodes in which transmission occurred from a child to an adult.

I can't find the quote right now, but another WHO representative said recently that, in places that schools are open, they aren't seeing much transmission that way.

And if coughing is indeed the main method of transmission, it would make sense that schools would not be large transmission vectors, since the virus usually has very little impact on them and doesn't cause them to cough.

Pokey a day ago
Great rundown on some of what's going on. I was going to post the following comment in response to your post "The Present Apocalypse". 


Our current state of knowledge does not justify predictions of mass death, societal collapse, etc. If anything, what we now know leans toward a range of outcomes centered on somewhat worse than the flu. I hope it's no worse than that, and if so, it's a good wake up call after we hit snooze on SARS, MERS, and swineflu, and maybe this will even tamp down on stupid like not vaccinating children against measles. It's also a great reminder to get adequate data before acting, when action includes the evil of impoverishing and immiserating millions of people.

Worldwide, 60,000,000 people die each year. In an ordinary year in the US, about 1,500,000 people 75 and up die from heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer's related disease, suicide, diabetes, and a host of other causes, including even generic lower respiratory infection. Another 500,00 of those between 65 to 75. So far (AM 23 March), COVID-19 has accounted for less than 0.03% of those deaths. 


Now, it could get a lot worse. It's still very early, this train is in motion, and we are going to see where it carries us, willing or not. The range of possible destinations still includes a nasty pandemic. It also includes the possibility that COVID-19 is the Iraq war of public health. We do not know the destination. See Ioannidis (Stanford) last week, "A fiasco in the making? we are making decisions without reliable information":

https://www.statnews.com/20...

Grace Austin Pokey a day ago
Just a note here:
". . . in the US, about 1,500,000 people 75 and up die from heart disease,
cancer, Alzheimer's related disease, suicide, diabetes, and a host of
other causes . . . "

Do these people all die within 60 to 90 days of one another? Because I am assuming that's what's making the difference.

I am also surprised that no one is taking the idea of war style triage in hospital emergency rooms all over the country seriously.

Basically you are okay with leaving anyone that's too sick to die of viral pneumonia. Which is like drowning FYI.

John Achterhof a day ago • edited
If the anti-malaria drugs don't prove to be safe and effective treatment for covid-19, it looks like a treatment made of synthetic antibodies is right around the corner. Regeneron appears to be at the cutting edge in this field, assisted in this endeavor by some specialized mice:

"Regeneron scientists have now isolated hundreds of virus-neutralizing, fully human antibodies from the company's VelocImmune mice, which have been genetically-modified to have a human immune system. Regeneron has also isolated antibodies from humans who have recovered from COVID-19, in order to maximize the pool of potentially potent antibodies. From this large pool of candidates, Regeneron will select the top two antibodies for a 'cocktail' treatment based on potency and binding ability to the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein, as well as other desirable qualities."

https://investor.regeneron....

Jefferson Smith John Achterhof a day ago
Uh huh, great. Are you getting paid to post this?
MarkVA a day ago
In my lay opinion this is potentially good news, especially IF this virus proves to be seasonal, or more accurately, adversely affected by higher temperatures and humidity;

However, this research needs to be duplicated and peer reviewed, and even if this hypothesis is confirmed, this current property of the virus most likely only buys us time till the fall;

Also, to reap the full benefits of its suspected high temperature/high humidity vulnerability, it stands to reason that travel restrictions must stay in place. The potentially higher number of infected people from the cooler and dryer areas should not mix with people from hot and humid places;

Also, it is in the nature of viruses to "seek" better reproduction techniques, so what if a high temperature/high humidity loving mutation pops up?

Anyway, I feel that I've piled a hypothetical upon a hypothetical, and I don't want to be a party pooper, so it's a good place to stop.

I Don't Matter a day ago
Yes, there's hope. The seasonality effect is finally finding legs in proper research papers. There's also weak evidence that zinc lozenges taken early help reduce lung invasion. The evidence is weak, but the treatment has very little downside.
The biggest threat to economy now is Senator McConnel. We need massive fiscal stimulus, a.k.a. "Helicopter Money", now. This is not the time for ideological purity, means testing, inflation worries, whatever other Republican pet causes are. Federal government with its ability to create unlimited money supply is the only force that can prevent economic collapse right now.
Given McConnel's performance to date, I despair...
Cheryl a day ago
My goodness, a little common sense and calmness in your blog after weeks and weeks of apoptotic rantings. Where was this attitude just last week??
Franklin_Evans a day ago
I call readers' attention to this paragraph:
"High temperature and high relative humidity significantly reduce the transmission of COVID-19, respectively, even after controlling for population density and GDP per capita of cities This result is consistent with the fact that the high temperature and high humidity significantly reduce the transmission of influenza. It indicates that the arrival of summer and rainy season in the northern hemisphere can effectively reduce the transmission of the COVID-19."

The factual content is not in dispute, because of how the statement is worded. It cites statistical analysis and describes the controls used to arrive at the conclusion. This will seem almost trivial to most people, especially those who've not had detailed exposure to the disciplines used in data collection and statistical analysis, but it is the critical aspect.

When mention of controls is missing, every aspect of the statement, from factual content to conclusion, is suspect.

Modern journalism is all about the sound bite. It wants to get your attention -- and your exposure to advertising, and including you in its ratings -- as quickly and efficiently as possible. Quick and efficient is anathema to conveying the data and analysis in statistical approaches. If you don't have those, if you don't know what the controls were, you don't know even half the picture.

Tom Sadlowski a day ago
Agree with above, if some one in your home becomes sick, create a negative pressure room with: box fan exhausting to the outside, HEPA purifier circulating 15 air exchanges per hour, and a Humidifier raising to 55- 60% RH, in order to both kill and remove the virus from the room and home, and therein the sick do not pull the virus in deeper.

Scientific studies show: for people under 64, fatality rate range is 0.05% to 1%, not close to the 3.4% official rate that WHO has been reporting (seasonal influenza is 0.1%- 0.2%); although this rate is expected to narrow as more accurate data becomes available and as the virus evolves. Warm, humid conditions greatly diminish the survival, -- 27 hours at 30% relative humidity, while only 3 hours at 80%. Each case of the new Covid-19 coronavirus is estimated to cause 2 to 3 others, in line with seasonal influenza. (This means, as writer stated, we should see a seasonal drop as temperatures warm and humidity increases.)

rlranger907 a day ago
Thank you to this reader, Rod - and a hat tip to him for using 'Boudreaux' as his example. Hopefully when all this passes, Boudreaux and I could toast the occasion with an Abita.

Richard

ADCWonk a day ago
"Romney's in isolation? Gee, that's too bad."

Evil.

[Mar 24, 2020] An alien space force comes to earth and blames earthlings for spreading the virus, and Trump, being president of the most powerful nation, says to the alien commander that it is the Chinese

Mar 24, 2020 | www.unz.com

yakushimaru , says: Show Comment March 23, 2020 at 5:18 am GMT

@AP People like you also took a decisively collective view of events. Majority of Chinese hardly ever eaten a bat. Can you see? Besides, the evidence so far does not tell that it was a bat virus jumped to humans in the food market.

One joke I read on Chinese web was like this: an alien space force comes to earth and blames earthlings for spreading the virus, and Trump, being president of the most powerful nation, says to the alien commander that it is the Chinese, but, you know.

[Mar 24, 2020] Darvin award to Phoenix-area man and his wife who survived. They ingested a form of chloroquine used as a fish tank cleaner on Monday, reportedly after hearing President Trump mentioning the chemical on TV

Mar 24, 2020 | www.rt.com

The Phoenix-area man and his wife – who survived – ingested a form of chloroquine used as a fish tank cleaner on Monday, reportedly after hearing President Trump mention the chemical on TV.

[Mar 24, 2020] Epidemics and deranged zealots

Mar 24, 2020 | www.unz.com

melanf , says: Show Comment March 24, 2020 at 6:01 am GMT

@Pericles

There are plenty of deranged zealots everywhere.

In Europe, fans of the cult of gender equality organize mass gatherings during the epidemic,

In Russia, Orthodox "activists" organize religious processions during the epidemic (ironically, against the epidemic)

[Mar 24, 2020] I think I know why there are so few Corona cases in Russia.

Mar 24, 2020 | www.unz.com

Cyrano , says: Show Comment March 22, 2020 at 12:10 am GMT

I might be naïve, but I think I know why there are so few Corona cases in Russia. I think that the reason is because the virus has extreme dislike for non-democracies. After all, we are talking about the 21st century virus, who has seen the world, not some backward 14 century stupid European plague virus.

This virus knows that it will receive better treatment by the "democracies" – that's why it's headed their way. I mean look at the treatment it got in China. Is that a way to treat a modern virus? It was totally disrespectful and brutal.

I don't blame the virus for wanting to migrate to the west, if I was a virus – I would have similar urges. I think that the virus should definitely expect a better treatment in the west – they probably have already set up a multicultural milieu so the poor virus won't feel isolated, but rather establish instant camaraderie with the other multicultural viruses in the west.

[Mar 24, 2020] MAN WITH CORONA VIRUS SEEKS WOMAN WITH LIME DISEASE

If true and both were bioengineered, this is a very sad joke
Mar 24, 2020 | www.unz.com

Gabacho Gris , says: Show Comment March 22, 2020 at 3:05 pm GMT

MAN WITH CORONA VIRUS SEEKS WOMAN WITH LIME DISEASE

As a fellow expat in Mexico, I'm surprised that you, nor anyone else, is talking about how the pandemic will hit Mexico. Twice the population of Italy, and with similar cultures, I suspect Covid-19 will sweep Mexico like a prairie fire. God save us.

Mr McKenna , says: Show Comment March 23, 2020 at 6:56 am GMT
@Gabacho Gris

I suspect Covid-19 will sweep Mexico like a prairie fire. God save us.

In Nature, prairie fires have their purpose too.

[Mar 24, 2020] Scientists at Michael Bloomberg School of Multiplication at Johns Hopkins University have discovered a new and highly dangerous and contagious source of death

Mar 24, 2020 | off-guardian.org

Scientists at Michael Bloomberg School of Multiplication at Johns Hopkins University have discovered a new and highly dangerous and contagious source of death. It is called life.

The discovery was long in the making, with some great sages of Ancient world expounding it, but, it could not be scientifically proven, until the scientists zeroed in on a small mountainous region in Nepal, where people (average age 90) all of the sudden began to die. They were healthy before and then they began to drop like flies, reported local newspaper.

The team of American researchers from aforementioned university began to eliminate all the possible causes of death: these guys don't drive, they don't drink, they practice peaceful coexistence, and they eat solely vegan food.

... ... ...

[Mar 23, 2020] I've decided to take your favorite president's, or one of them's, advice and reduce my exposure to city slickers corona, politicians and people who work for a living

Mar 23, 2020 | turcopolier.typepad.com

...As of this writing an update from the Kentucky Department of Health says there are now at least 99 cases of COVID-19 in the state. Coincidentally that's the same as the number of beers on the wall of Buddy's Man Bear Cave. But thanks to Mitch we do know that Kentucky has 4,500,000 residents and 9,000,000 barrels of Bourbon.

...Thanks to the governor the distillerys are still open, 'cept for tourists

...I know, those were better'n anything in NYC, and cheaper too; but remember what happened last time you took your old girlfriend there and they had to drive her home? That didn't work out too well.

...Now Buddy, you know our 3 letter agencies are full of career professionals who would love nothing more than to penetrate to the heart of darkness that is the Office of the President. Why look at what Comrade Brennan manged in his efforts. No, I haven't seen him or Chairman Schiff anywhere lately, I wonder where all that evidence of his went? Anybody know if he's in quarantine? He's even scarcer than RBG. I wonder why?

turcopolier , 23 March 2020 at 08:07 PM

All

Yes. I am waiting here in occupied Virginia for their next move.

[Mar 23, 2020] The Corona Waltz (sung to the tune of Tom Lehrer's "Alma")

Mar 23, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

bigchin , Mar 22 2020 20:27 utc | 67

The Corona Waltz (sung to the tune of Tom Lehrer's "Alma")
The first one to drop out was Butti
found out voters don't vote for snooty
then stealing his thunder came Amy
who knew she'd get more press on Monday
and joining hands, speaking of unity
Tom's hammer came down with impunity
the blowout for Biden was certain
even better 'cause the commies are hurtin'!
Then came corona
Dems stuck with Joe, now it's ovah
now that we need a new biz
where are Butti and Amy and Liz?

[Mar 23, 2020] Karmic irony

Mar 23, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

Circe , Mar 22 2020 20:31 utc | 68

But I will say this, cause I'm very much into karmic irony. Rand Paul the weasel Senator responsible for holding up the Coronavirus tax relief Bill has just tested positive for the Covid-19. Gawd, I really hope he didn't come anywhere in close contact to Bernie this past week.

Anyway, looks like Rand Paul won't be an obstacle for a while.

[Mar 23, 2020] Mnuchin says coronavirus looks like 10 to 12 week scenario

Mar 23, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

vk , Mar 22 2020 17:23 utc | 35

'Nobody knew Covid-19 would take off like it did': Mnuchin says coronavirus looks like 10 to 12 week scenario

OK, therefore, it's not China's fault either. Good to know that was cleared up.

[Mar 23, 2020] Lovely! You gotta love the EU!

Mar 23, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

Mina , Mar 22 2020 17:10 utc | 34

Lovely! You gotta love the EU!
http://www.rfi.fr/en/europe/20200322-czech-republic-sends-face-masks-to-italy-after-shipment-from-china-stolen-coronavirus
https://www.straitstimes.com/world/europe/confusion-after-czech-officials-seize-china-donated-masks-bound-for-italy

[Mar 22, 2020] Mask piracy among neoliberal nations: Wonderful show of world-wide solidarity

Highly recommended!
Notable quotes:
"... 1) Pompeo and Grenell reportedly arguing that coronavirus has created window of opportunity for a direct strike on a weak and divided Iran. ..."
"... Deputy Health Minister Alireza Raisian has criticized the #UK for not delivering millions of masks #Iran bought in preparations ahead of #Covid19 outbreak. The London govt. refused to deliver them citing US sanctions! Note that Germany took supplies meant for Switzerland, The US via the Italian Mafia (I suppose) gets masks from Bergamo. etc. ..."
Mar 21, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

Stonebird , Mar 21 2020 21:25 utc | 31

I just think that the US "Intelligence" and most of the US Administration just haven't got it. I suppose when you are waiting for the "rapture" anything that can add to the chaos is to be included.

1) Pompeo and Grenell reportedly arguing that coronavirus has created window of opportunity for a direct strike on a weak and divided Iran. They were arguing about the severity of the strike.

2) Deputy Health Minister Alireza Raisian has criticized the #UK for not delivering millions of masks #Iran bought in preparations ahead of #Covid19 outbreak. The London govt. refused to deliver them citing US sanctions! Note that Germany took supplies meant for Switzerland, The US via the Italian Mafia (I suppose) gets masks from Bergamo. etc. Wonderful show of world-wide solidarity.

Pompeo should hold his "rapture" in his hot little hand and .....

[Mar 22, 2020] What if they never come back? One can hope

Mar 22, 2020 | www.counterpunch.org

+ The Senate won't take up House coronavirus bill until after its recess. "The Senate will act when we come back and we have a clearer idea of what extra steps we need to take," Sen. Lamar Alexander told reporters What if they never come back? One can hope

+ I guess Mitch McConnell, who vowed to kill the House Coronavirus bill, was serious when he called himself The Grim Reaper .

[Mar 22, 2020] CIA on Twitter Looking for kid-friendly activities while #workingfromhome Our #SpyKids page has games, CIA K9 'Spy Dog' trad

Mar 22, 2020 | twitter.com

CIA ‏ 10:20 AM - 20 Mar 2020

Looking for kid-friendly activities while # workingfromhome ?

Our # SpyKids page has games, CIA K9 'Spy Dog' trading cards, and kid-friendly videos to explore:

https://www. cia.gov/kids-page/ # WereInThisTogether

Raul Seixas - O Dia em que a Terra Parou ‏ 10:56 AM - 20 Mar 2020

Is there a torture techniques simulator?

Mike ‏ 11:05 AM - 20 Mar 2020

How to skirt the Geneva Convention using black sites and contractors, page 16.

Carl ‏ 10:23 AM - 20 Mar 2020

Hey, @ PeteButtigieg , found some fun games for you.

Shhh-Rona ‏ 11:18 AM - 20 Mar 2020

Will there be a pulling fingernails off of children handout or do I have to go to School of Americas for that?

John Ewen ‏ 11:01 AM - 20 Mar 2020

Not forgetting the old classic playground game "Regime Change War for Oil." Aaah, back when I was a wee young neoliberal child warmonger. Those were the days. pic.twitter.com/BUcF8gjU9e

BrainBytes ‏ 10:55 AM - 20 Mar 2020

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Christian Breiding ‏ 11:16 AM - 20 Mar 2020

Black Sites R Fun!™

Mel Santos ‏ 11:45 AM - 20 Mar 2020

Is there a "Waterboarding for Tots" simulator? My 4 year old appears to be the next generation of American Imperialism but I can't be sure yet.

[Mar 22, 2020] Imperial trooper disguised as an anti-war activist: Wow, somehow she backs a warmonger and Jimmy doesn't call her a sociopath. t

From comments: "Tulsi in a nutshell. My mission is to stop these regime change wars that's why I support war criminal Joe Biden. "
Mar 22, 2020 | www.youtube.com

Could barely finish it.

Like watching a hostage video where both the questioner and subject are being held hostage - one to his heart, the other to the DNC.

Maybe I missed it, but did Jimmy ever get around to asking about the timing and why Tusli felt the need to endorse Biden right away?

Also was she threatened or coerced in any way? Because earlier in the vid she certainly implies there was no way she could fight the DNC's version of City Hall.


Daniel Valle Duarte , 43 minutes ago

How I can fight for the guy who fights for nothing but his lobbyists? -- Tulsi Gabbard

Lord Brett Sinclair , 4 hours ago

Jimmy is gutted , he is almost embarrassed to ask the question about Biden .

Augustus Johnston , 2 hours ago

The primary is still going, and however unlikely it is that Bernie wins, he still has a chance. No excuse for this.

MultiAFroDuck , 3 hours ago

she wants to fight for things she's been fighting for so long, by endorsing biden? wtf tulsi!

citris1 , 4 hours ago

When Tulsi endorsed Biden by saying he is a fine man and will make a good President she has discredited herself by showing us that she is either dishonest or has very poor judgement.

Johannes Bekker , 2 hours ago

She wants to end war and she's in the military... okay.

Pooyan Matin , 3 hours ago

She said Biden has a good heart, so we now learn that war mongers are kind people !!!! WTF

peanutgallery01 , 3 hours ago

Endorsing a war monger speaks volumes of her true position. She could have opted out!

M Moxam , 2 hours ago

Tulsi says she's proud to serve her country yet she admits that regime change wars and invading people's countries under fabricated pretext isn't serving the country. She's not making a whole lot of sense.

alexander e. fennon , 3 hours ago

Sshe says: "Now is not the time for playing politics", "not the time for half measures." & right she is, I think. What a pity she is doing just that. It is revealing ... but very disappointing.

Joseph // , 3 hours ago

I understand her dropping out, she has other roles to fulfil. I can't understand her endorsing Biden, rendering everything she stands for null and void. The corporate Dems will never adjust their policies to win votes if progressives and free clear thinkers just fall in line regardless.

SOTC , 3 hours ago (edited)

While she's at it she should endorse Hillary Clinton too.

Zach James , 1 hour ago

Wow, somehow she backs a warmonger and Jimmy doesn't call her a "sociopath."

Jay Bird , 2 hours ago

Tulsi: Wars gotta end. Also Tulsi: endorses Biden.

jrh11254 , 3 hours ago

Yeah, Tulsi, I see Biden putting a stop to all the regime-change wars. Time for you to go back to doing AIPAC's bidding. Wondering now what they have on you.

Gina Griffiths , 4 hours ago

Tulsi in a nutshell. My mission is to stop these regime change wars that's why I support war criminal Joe Biden.

David McCauley , 3 hours ago

Lie with dogs, get fleas.

Maverick D. , 2 hours ago

I couldnt bear to watch the whole interview. She was never the person we thought she was; the end...

Renewed RS , 2 hours ago

I've seen this coming for months, I didn't understand how Jimmy and his YouTube fans were so sure she was the one. Why are we shocked?

Master Lee , 3 hours ago

I trusted you Tulsi. I spent hours fighting groups for you. This hurts. I'm out of the Democratic party. I seriously can't handle this. My heart my stomach hurts

Kay Paden , 2 hours ago

I wish Jimmy would've pushed back on her statement that the voters have chosen. She's ignoring the coordinated effort of the establishment and she's ignoring the primary is not over.

Tannor Reynolds , 2 hours ago

It's nice to see Tulsi has realigned with the establishment while still calling it out. Textbook hypocrisy.

Eric Kelley , 3 hours ago

Tulsi: I am against the regime change wars, that's why I'm re-enlisting for another four years.

Ouu Baaa , 1 hour ago

Andrew Yang just admitted that he endorsed Biden cause he got offered a position in his cabinet should Biden become president. Tulsi of course would never do that XD .

Nicolas Cooper , 2 hours ago

Meryl Streep should give Tulsi an award for Best Actress.

S Tristan , 3 hours ago

Blah, blah, blah. Tulsi has sold out her followers, her honour and her soul. She's just another empty suit now.

Max Meggeneder , 2 hours ago

"Motivated by love.." wtf? Murdering is love?

Bay Work , 4 hours ago

Jimmy Dore - Tulsi is your another vanilla politician. Thank you for this session with her today, it helped clear up the air about her for many of us. She is just another opportunist.

Joanna Hampton , 3 hours ago

As soon as her term is over it will be "who's Tulsi?"

Samuel Henton , 2 hours ago

Such horrible insincerity and lying from Toolsi. Endorsing biden who is to the RIGHT of trump. Pathetic

Poblachtach Éireannach , 2 hours ago

Tulsi brought up global warming, what about the carbon footprints of Biden's foreign wars?

Barry Eden , 2 hours ago

Much luv Tulsi but the United States of israhell is so corrupt and perverted its just sad

Jesse B , 2 hours ago

Nice to finally see what she really is: a Lying dog-faced pony soldier.

depolarize , 4 hours ago

We didn't decide on Joe Biden. Tulsi didn't decide on Joe Biden. It was corruption who decided on Joe Biden.

Miki H. , 2 hours ago

Class warfare at its finest. She is with you as long as its convenient for her. Bourgeoisie democracy is a farce.

W_Sindarius , 3 hours ago

Well, at least I do not have to hear "aloha" for a while. It was really getting on my nerves.

Damian Kenner , 3 hours ago

The check must of cleared

Mike Bernard , 1 hour ago

Behold as Jimmy figures out his party is comprised of the same people who run the republican party.

randy szymkowski , 2 hours ago

Sanders destroyed his credibility with me when he endorsed Hillary. Same deal here.

[Mar 22, 2020] Tulsi on Jimmy Dore show: my mission is to stop these regime change wars that's why I support war criminal Joe Biden.

Mar 22, 2020 | www.youtube.com


MiDikGon Lapitise , 23 minutes ago

Jimmy look like a boy in middle school when his girlfriend breaks up with him but she says we can still be friends

Kay Paden , 1 hour ago

Tulsi on mask shortage-"It's hard to imagine how this could be happening in America." Really? You're surprised the corrupt two-party that you insist we choose between got us here?

Ouu Baaa , 1 hour ago

Andrew Yang just admitted that he endorsed Biden cause he got offered a position in his cabinet should Biden become president. Tulsi of course would never do that XD .

Nicolas Cooper , 2 hours ago

Meryl Streep should give Tulsi an award for Best Actress.

Kim Young , 3 hours ago

And she thinks endorsing Joe is going to help climate change?

Alpa Cino , 2 hours ago

What a fraud 😂

Citizen Harrison , 2 hours ago

20:13 "and that's a decision motivated by.." POVERTY. They use the poor to fight in these goddamn wars.

Wolfking Of SI , 3 hours ago (edited)

Tulsi just admit that "your party" is corrupt horse plop. You should have left and started a 3rd party.

Remy Williams , 2 hours ago

I wonder how strong the Progressive movement would've been if careerists like Gabbard and Warren stayed away and the front was unified from the beginning.

Guy Smiley , 1 hour ago

When Jimmy started his live video the day she announced supporting Biden, I said to myself "I bet anything he blames Bernie for her dropping out and supporting Biden." Low and behold, he did.

Alice Wonderland , 4 hours ago

"How and where my best. . . (interests lay). Freudian slip.

Leo Fain , 1 hour ago

First Yang and now Tulsi this is heartbreaking all of them are fake af

Armand Raynal , 3 hours ago

6:56 "which is something I always said I would do btw, that I would support the eventual democratic nominee" Am I living in a parallel dimension? The primary is not finished yet, you can still endorse Biden when it will be over if he wins the primary but endorse Bernie for the moment. Is it that hard? Ho right, I forgot, the primary is rigged and we all know that Biden the senile kid diddler and liar will be the nominee one way or another. Fucked up, but she's not helping. She probably knows she'll be kicked out of politics if she does not endorse biden and cares more about her career than doing the right thing.

Norris Hude , 1 hour ago

War is ingrained into US society, "Thankyou for your service" says it all. Heroes in America are obviously those who go to war at the behest of the zionists and the corporations.

David Richardson , 1 minute ago

"I don't play the political game" Next sentence "I'm pragmatic"

Amparo Zarza Cardoso , 25 minutes ago

Two words to Gabbard: incongruent and liar

Charles Wilson , 8 minutes ago (edited)

"The scope of the effects of this are difficult to comprehend at this time..." This is truly amazing that someone in the government has the audacity to blame a virus for people's inability to "make rent" when it was them that created the current hysteria and panic. There is a pandemic. I agree. But so far counting all of the cases that we know about, it is no where even close to the season flue that we see every year! And the government is shutting down businesses! It is a shame that they are using the current situation to further the idea that people are dependent on the government to survive! How far we as a nation and a people have fallen from the ideals that created this nation in the first place! I am disgusted!

Eric Zvonchenko , 2 hours ago

Biden is not the Democratic nominee. She is supporting Biden over Sanders not Biden over trump.

Hermann G Lippe , 2 hours ago

Like Bernie, Tulsi is just another TWO FACED Globalist Presstitute. Tulsi says her platform is to stop regime change and bring are troops home! Why does she then endorse Biden who supports regime change and keeping troops in the middle east? Tulsi says she does this to defeat Trump but Trump campaigned to stop regime change and bring are troops home!

[Mar 21, 2020] Trump is like the kid who played video games when he should have been doing his homework, then failed miserably on the test and tried to bullshit his way through the essay questions.

Mar 21, 2020 | caucus99percent.com

Trump is like the kid who played video games when he should have been doing his homework, then failed miserably on the test and tried to bullshit his way through the essay questions.

As you are probably aware, a handful of elected leaders were selling their stock while assuaging the public about the dangers of the pandemic. We've gone from incompetence, to negligence, to outright profiteering.

Last year, the Dept. of Health and Human Services ran a 7 month long exercise code named "Crimson Contagion," a dry run response to a global pandemic which started in China and expected more than 100 million Americans to become ill.

The simulation highlighted several failures in our preparedness for such a catastrophe .

DONALD TRUMP: Nobody knew there'd be a pandemic or an epidemic of this proportion.

[Mar 21, 2020] If Gabbard is angling for the VP position as Biden mentioned he's looking for a woman as a running mate she better hope Biden remember what he said

Mar 21, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

Ian2 , Mar 21 2020 21:26 utc | 32

Gabbard is angling for the VP position as Biden mentioned he's looking for a woman as a running mate. She better hope Biden remember what he said. I wonder what Biden's criteria for his candidates? Hmm...

[Mar 21, 2020] Boomerang can return

Mar 21, 2020 | caucus99percent.com

RantingRooster on Sat, 03/21/2020 - 9:27am

...Heck, if Trump can "recognized" Juan Guaido as the "legitimate" president of Venezuela, why the fuck can't we "recognize" Bernie Sanders as our legitimate president? I mean, if all we have to do is just say it is so, like Trump and others did, why the fuck not? (yeah I know, but...I think you get my point)

[Mar 21, 2020] Patrick Armstrong

Mar 21, 2020 | turcopolier.typepad.com

20 March 2020 at 10:30 AM

div Putin just realized that he is at the start of his career Of course there may be a simpler answer: looking across the pond, Putin sees an election between Biden (b Nov 1942) and Trump (b June 1946) and realises that he (b Oct 1952) is just at the start of his career.

[Mar 21, 2020] Tulsi's endorsement of Biden suggests that she's as keen to see the Dems eviscerated as I am.

Mar 21, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

Hoarsewhisperer , Mar 20 2020 13:42 utc | 2

Tulsi's endorsement of Biden suggests that she's as keen to see the Dems eviscerated as I am.

Hell hath no fury...?

[Mar 20, 2020] Such a nice Trojan Horse: How is it possible to morph from a Tulsi, to a Tulsigieg so fast??

Highly recommended!
Mar 20, 2020 | www.youtube.com

Ronald van Kemenade , 9 hours ago

After the DNC stabbing her in the back, she should have endorsed Trump.

Nate Hoffman , 11 hours ago

Great actress. Very convincing.

tim ahlf , 5 hours ago

Obama gave her a call like he did everybody else.

Rita Marie Kelley , 12 hours ago

Aloha will never be the same...

Jack Carvis , 1 hour ago

Every dem politician has a role(acting job) to play and she deserves the Oscar .

eancd , 6 hours ago

I guess they won't be calling Tulsi a Russian agent any more

State of Opportunity , 12 hours ago

She should've just endorsed Lindsey Graham.

TheNada73 , 5 hours ago

They made her an offer she can't refuse.

Bruce Liu , 3 hours ago

Tulsi is controlled opposition

[Mar 20, 2020] If the NeoConDemocrats did this in an attempt to overthrow Trump

Mar 20, 2020 | www.unz.com

A123 , says: Show Comment March 20, 2020 at 12:44 am GMT

@Ron Unz

Suppose it did turn out that this was all unintended blowback from some "clever ploy" by the Deep State Neocons to take China (and Iran) down a notch or two. Can anyone imagine what people would do to them?

If the NeoConDemocrats did this in an attempt to overthrow the Constitution, it would guarantee GOP majority until the end of time.

The Globalist Left is certainly unhinged However risking a total forces CHINA-US nuclear war?

Hillary prefers the (im)plausible deniability of eliminating individuals a defenseless ambassador or prisoner or lawyer or reporter.

PEACE

[Mar 20, 2020] About the necessity of treating neocons with compassion

Mar 20, 2020 | www.unz.com

Just another serf , says: Show Comment March 20, 2020 at 1:04 am GMT

@Ron Unz

Suppose it did turn out that this was all unintended blowback from some "clever ploy" by the Deep State Neocons to take China (and Iran) down a notch or two. Can anyone imagine what people would do to them?

I would hope that people would treat such individuals with compassion. Recognize that we all make mistakes. Their plans for these microbes never involved the suffering and death of millions of innocent people and simply got out of control. Certainly a stern letter of admonishment should be added to their files. But their names should not be made public.

[Mar 20, 2020] I wonder if Trump would have the courage to call Covid-19 a Jewish virus, had it originated from Israel

Mar 20, 2020 | www.unz.com

Justsaying , says: Show Comment March 20, 2020 at 2:20 am GMT

@Flubber I wonder if Trump would have the courage to call Covid-19 a Jewish virus, had it originated from Israel.

[Mar 20, 2020] That "beyond dispute" phrase is what retards like Mike Pompeo use to try to shut down a discussion in which he's getting his fat ass kicked.

Mar 20, 2020 | www.unz.com

Twodees Partain , says: Show Comment March 20, 2020 at 3:02 am GMT

@SBaker "It's beyond dispute that the novel coronavirus officially known as COVID-19originated in Wuhan, China."

No, it's being disputed every day. That "beyond dispute" phrase is what retards like Mike Pompeo use to try to shut down a discussion in which he's getting his fat ass kicked.

[Mar 19, 2020] The scenario as I imagine it unfolded

Mar 19, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

William Gruff , Mar 19 2020 16:02 utc | 44

The scenario as I imagine it unfolded:

Ft. Detrick egghead: "Who are you? This is a secure area! I'm calling security!"
Langley frat boy: "I'm from Langley. If I tell you more than that then I will have to kill you."
Egghead: "You guys are jerks, you know that?"
Frat Boy: "Yeah, I love you too. So what you got in this bottle?" [picks up ampule from shelf]
Egghead: "That's a novel coronavirus."
Frat Boy: "Deadly?"
Egghead: "Not particularly. So far our testing suggests that it would just be a nuisance. Maybe one or two percent fatality. It won't make a very good weapon."
Frat Boy: "Only one or two percent, huh? That's what the taxpayers are shelling out billions for?" [palms ampule while pretending to return it to a rack of dozens of identical little glass vials]
Egghead: "Hey, it's more productive than assassinating people like you guys do!"
Frat Boy: "Watch it, Giant Forehead, or I'll rendition you to Saudi Arabia." [saunters out the door]

[two days later]

CDC inspector: "OK, your records say you have 250 vials of lot BCV-731. I only count 249. Where is the missing vial?"
Egghead: "Wait, wut? One's missing? Maybe that Langley fellow took one..."
CDC inspector: "You cannot keep track of your deadly pathogens here? We're shutting this place down."
Egghead: "But it's just a novel coronavirus! It would suck as a weapon! Why would that Langley guy want it? Why are you making such a big deal about it? Waa! My life sucks!"

[two weeks later]

Frat Boy: "You guys are heading to China for the military games? You won't be seeing real American food for a while so I brought you some pizzas!"
Grunts: "Gee, you Langley fellows sure are swell!"
Frat Boy: "Hey, I'm just a patriot! Kick some slant-eyed asses for me, OK?"
Grunts: "You betcha!"

[Mar 19, 2020] I am thinking this virus was invented by a woman. And now Playboy magazine has shut down.??!!? The end is nigh..!

Mar 19, 2020 | www.unz.com

Biff , says: Show Comment March 19, 2020 at 1:44 am GMT

@Biff

Well, I don't want to offend anyone, but I'm thinking this virus was invented by a woman:

No going out to bars
No hanging out with friends in groups
No Poker night
No football
No NASCAR
No basket ball
Staying home with the wife is manditory

This will not end well..

And now Playboy magazine has shut down.??!!? The end is nigh..!

https://www.usatoday.com/story/entertainment/celebrities/2020/03/18/playboy-suspends-iconic-magazine-after-66-years-over-coronavirus/2871951001/

[Mar 19, 2020] The first step required in fighting coronavirus

Mar 19, 2020 | www.unz.com

Realist , says: Show Comment March 18, 2020 at 8:56 pm GMT

Trump should reduce the war department budget to one hundred billion max.

[Mar 19, 2020] Monthly checks are nice. No more work, just spend, spend, spend ourselves into prosperity at restaurants, on vacations, on air travel, and on giant-screen TVs for every kid's room

Mar 19, 2020 | www.unz.com

Anonymous [325] Disclaimer , says: Show Comment March 18, 2020 at 5:33 pm GMT

@Old and Grumpy ... Maybe if this coronavirus turns out to be one-tenth as bad as the yearly outbreak of flu, we'll be getting monthly checks forever. No more work, just spend, spend, spend ourselves into prosperity at restaurants, on vacations, on air travel, and on giant-screen TVs for every kid's room so we stay competitive with the Israelis and Chinese. Right now I've got Fox business on and the gaslighting is no longer in the least bit subtle. It's straightforward fear mongering.

[Mar 18, 2020] Why Trump did not call the virus "Chinese influenza"

Mar 18, 2020 | www.unz.com

Cyrano , says: Show Comment March 17, 2020 at 8:10 pm GMT

The most troubling aspect about the corona virus for me has been the naming convention. At the beginning I thought that it deserved the name "Chinese influenza" – kind of paying homage to the Spanish influenza that killed 70 million people. I thought that the reason why they didn't do it – is because there are many illiterates in the west (read US), who might misunderstand it and read it as Chinese influence – and we know that US doesn't want any kind of Chinese influence at all. Now that the virus is moving to North America, I thought that they might come out clean and name it Budweiser virus instead of Corona, but I guess that would require way too much honesty.

[Mar 18, 2020] Conservatives gays and muslims dilemma

Mar 18, 2020 | caitlinjohnstone.com

~

Conservatives: We hate gays!

Fox News: Muslims Execute Gays

Conservatives: We love gays and hate Muslims!

Fox News: China Imprisons Muslims

Conservatives: We love Muslims and hate China!

[Mar 18, 2020] The same democrats that had chosen Biden are adamantly opposed to Trump

Mar 18, 2020 | caitlinjohnstone.com

Democrats: Trump is an unprecedented threat to our democracy because he's a vulgar racist jingoistic authoritarian reactionary wingnut with dementia who lies constantly.

Those same Democrats: Here vote for for Hillary light a jingoistic neocon/neolib with health problems.

[Mar 18, 2020] American preachers are telling their underinsured parishioners to come to the megachurch and shake hands with everyone

Mar 18, 2020 | caitlinjohnstone.com

This virus could change the world a lot more than we think.

[Mar 18, 2020] Biden: I have decided that I will implement progressive policies I opposed up until five minutes ago.

Mar 18, 2020 | caitlinjohnstone.com

And they used to say that leopard can't change its spots

[Mar 18, 2020] 1984 the second edition

Mar 18, 2020 | caucus99percent.com

Obvious cognitive decline is a stutter.

Massive exit poll discrepancies are normal.

An ex-president installing his right-hand man as his successor is democracy.

Facts are Kremlin talking points.

Journalism is a crime.

War is peace.

Freedom is slavery.

Ignorance is strength.

link

[Mar 18, 2020] All is great folks -- just improve your immune system and you are saved

The guy forgot to mention hoarding toilet rolls -- a great prophylactic measure too
Mar 18, 2020 | www.statnews.com

Social distancing is good, washing hands is awesome, drinking plenty of fresh pure water is great, walking and sunlight is incredible, bathing, washing and laundering clothes desired and needed, eating spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, kale, and adding onion, and garlic to stews and soups and taking homeopathics tinctures, and digesting foods and getting pro-tease enzymes will greatly help the host to raise their immune system

[Mar 18, 2020] The term "lockdown" smells like GULAG

Mar 18, 2020 | off-guardian.org

Incidentally, I really don't like the term 'lockdown' being applied to everyday life. Its a term that originated in US prisons that use centralized cell locking mechanisms as a way of controlling inmates. Its not, and should never become, a facet of ordinary life. Locking down implies that there's a control element, something is managing the population like a group of inmates. Its the wrong relationship between a government and a people.

[Mar 17, 2020] Is this Chinese virus or Trump epidemic ?

Notable quotes:
"... The United States will be powerfully supporting those industries, like Airlines and others, that are particularly affected by the Chinese Virus. ..."
Mar 17, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

The United States will be powerfully supporting those industries, like Airlines and others, that are particularly affected by the Chinese Virus. We will be stronger than ever before!

-- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 16, 2020

Liberal critics will undoubtedly take umbrage at the phrasing "Chinese virus", despite the fact that it's 100% true, because not only is it 'racist', but it runs counter to their narrative that the outbreak is somehow Trump's fault.

[Mar 17, 2020] When you read that ISIS is giving out warnings about the virus you know something is VERY WRONG

Mar 17, 2020 | off-guardian.org

bob ,

When you read that ISIS is giving out warnings about the virus you know something is VERY WRONG

[Mar 17, 2020] About the " the rate of infection amongst celebrities"

Mar 17, 2020 | off-guardian.org

Willem ,

' the rate of infection amongst celebrities'

Being a celebrity is a risk factor. That is what you get with 'actors'

Willem ,

'It's cool to be nCoV-positive now. Maybe that's why such inordinate numbers of famous people are staking their claim to it.'

The way I see it, is that such people take precious time of already overburdened health care workers. These celebrities are a bunch of attention seeking wankers.

[Mar 16, 2020] Telegraph journalist says coronavirus 'cull' of elderly could benefit economy

Mar 16, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

Tom_LX , Mar 16 2020 19:26 utc | 12

Posted by: DFC | Mar 16 2020 18:47 utc | 3

"We can call "The Etonian Experiment of the Survival of the Richest""

Well said DFC :-)

UK has the best leadership when dealing with sheep, I mean people.

Telegraph journalist says coronavirus 'cull' of elderly could benefit economy

link

After Oxford the World is Their Oyster.

It is notorious for champagne-swilling, restaurant-trashing, "pleb"-taunting elitism. Now new light has been shed on the outrageous antics of the Bullingdon Club – the Oxford University group that may be about to produce its second British prime minister – by someone intimately connected to it during Boris Johnson's membership.

A woman who acted as a scout for potential members of the Bullingdon Club in the mid-1980s has said that female prostitutes performed sex acts at its lavish dinners, women were routinely belittled, and that intimidation and vandalism were its hallmarks.


The Wanker Club

[Mar 16, 2020] The Rich Folks who own the West's politicians remind me of crocodiles.

Mar 16, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

Hoarsewhisperer , Mar 16 2020 20:40 utc | 36

The Rich Folks who own the West's politicians remind me of crocodiles.

Never smile at a crocodile.
No you can't get friendly with a crocodile.
When he looks at you with his welcome grin,
He's imagining how well you'd fit within his skin.

[Mar 16, 2020] Leopard can't change its spots: nations do what they have a nature to do

Mar 16, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

Red Ryder , Mar 16 2020 19:13 utc | 8

China had to deal with the virus without a template.

South Korea learned from China. Devised a strategy.

Italy didn't learn any lesson from China or South Korea.

UK refuses to learn the lessons.

The USA ordered more ships, planes, bombs and missiles. And enforced more sanctions against Russia, Iran and Venezuela.

Nations do what they have a nature to do.

[Mar 16, 2020] They closed churches, brothels and other entertainment outlets

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SysATI , Mar 16 2020 19:34 utc | 16

" churches , brothels and other entertainment outlets "

You've been living in Europe for too long B :)))

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[Mar 16, 2020] The Coronavirus Conundrum as interpreted by Average Joe.

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PokeTheTruth , Mar 15 2020 17:20 utc | 3

The Coronavirus Conundrum as interpreted by Average Joe.

Reporter: "Excuse me sir, have you been tested for coronavirus yet?"
Average Joe: "No, I haven't."
Reporter: "Aren't you worried?"
Average Joe: "No."
Reporter: "Why not?"
Average Joe: "I don't have any symptoms."
Reporter: "But you could be a carrier and not know it."
Average Joe: "Uh huh. Say, can I ask you a question?"
Reporter: "Sure, go ahead."
Average Joe: "What are the symptoms of coronavirus?"
Reporter: "Well, that would be coughing, sneezing, chills, intestinal disorder and fever."
Average Joe: "And what are the symptoms of influenza?"
Reporter: " I think they are the same."
Average Joe: "Aren't there millions of cases of influenza compared to coronavirus?"
Reporter: "Well yes, that's true."
Average Joe: "And people could have influenza and not know it and spread it, too?"
Reporter: "Yes, I guess so."
Average Joe: "So why aren't you asking me if I should be tested for influenza, instead?"
Reporter: "Because coronavirus has killed about 50 people in the U.S. so far"
Average Joe: "Influenza has killed over 4,500 Americans so far."

Here we witness Average Joe thinks logically. Since there are more people infected with influenza than coronavirus and the symptoms are the same and more people have died, he should be tested for influenza before coronavirus. But the media isn't focused on influenza, they want people to be afraid of coronavirus because of the huge amount of attention it is getting in the press around the world. And that's the truth.

[Mar 16, 2020] Here's another summary

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michaelj72 , Mar 15 2020 19:45 utc | 11

here's another summary that I also find appalling:

U.S. hospital beds: 924,000
U.S. prison beds: 2,300,000+

[Mar 15, 2020] Quarantined, Italian-style

Mar 15, 2020 | leganerd.com

Quarantined, Italian-style: Pornhub Premium free in Italy during COVID-19 restrictions.

[Mar 15, 2020] According to Amazon's rankings, Camus' The Plague is now #7 in the Self-Help Psychology Humor category, which is an irony Camus himself probably couldn't have gotten away with

Mar 15, 2020 | www.counterpunch.org

"What on earth prompted you to take a hand in this, doctor?"

"I don't know. My my code of morals, perhaps."

"Your code of morals. What code, if I may ask?"

"Comprehension."

[Mar 14, 2020] Mass panic buying of toilet paper should be positively encouraged.

Mar 14, 2020 | off-guardian.org

Stonky ,

One big learning I've taken from this.

Mass panic buying of toilet paper should be positively encouraged.

If we can cull from the human genome all the people who think they can eat toilet paper, then the world will be a happier, healthier place

[Mar 14, 2020] Whoever dies with the most bathroom tissue rolls wins

Mar 14, 2020 | www.youtube.com

xpusostomos , 4 days ago

Whoever dies with the most bog roll wins.

Carnage , 2 days ago

Dont Worry Fools Coronavirus Don't Want To Infect An Idiot

Mr2pint , 4 days ago

I use my wife's face flannel most the time - saves me heaps of money...

Winter Plover , 3 days ago

It's like Black Friday, but with just toilet paper. This kinda makes regular Christmas Black Friday look normal.🧻🎄

Roj Blake , 4 days ago

Mass hysteria over something we know nothing about. Ship of fools.

[Mar 14, 2020] They are actually not that smart.

Mar 14, 2020 | off-guardian.org

CentralScrutinizer Okay I've analysed this for days now. Nothing makes any sense from any angle. It looks like they deliberately crashing the economy but no one is dying. If you going to reset the global economy you need to lose about 70% of the world population or your situation is just worse. So either the NWO set a plan in motion and someone forgot to tell them virus is actually a joke or (as I am beginning to suspect) the entire world has become an Idiocracy led by the chief idiots. 5 -1 Reply Mar 14, 2020 8:09 PM

RobG ,

The psychopaths who rule us are actually not that smart.

[Mar 14, 2020] A little inspirational pep talk -- Coronavirus: Survival of the Richest! by Jonathan Pie

Highly recommended!
Mar 14, 2020 | off-guardian.org

George Mc This is a little inspirational pep talk about what to do with "self-isolation":


The Hurricane , 1 day ago

AS George Carlin said: It's called the American dream... because you have to be asleep to believe it.

mme.lolabelle , 1 day ago

To quote that great 21st century social commentary, ‘Shrek’, “Some of you may die, but it’s a sacrifice that I am willing to make.”

Heikki Remes , 1 day ago

"A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky dangerous animals and you know it." -Agent K

S.A.k SAK , 1 day ago

Johnthan Pie as expected sharp insightful with a wicked cutting edge, but most importantly so on point with home truths. Well done good man, please keep them coming we need you more than ever 😁

A B , 1 day ago

Exactly, more bankruptcies than deaths. Zero hours contracts are terrifying. Help others. Be kind.

Rah Collier , 1 day ago

Plagues can be instigators of social change. Buckle up, everyone.

Kaya Bingham , 1 day ago

Excellent summary of the world's economical facade. All plastic and lie...

Kenny Evans , 1 day ago

"Get ill, go bankrupt" USA in a nutshell.

WeControlEverything YouSeeAndHear , 1 day ago div tabindex="0" class="comment-renderer

-text" role="article"> Well done JP, a brilliant summation as always :) Particularly poignant: "The only people we can look to for help are our leaders, who we would hope, are looking to scientists & experts to guide them."

[Mar 14, 2020] Honestly humans in the developed world are past saving

If all the food was stripped off supermarket shelves as well as the bathroom tissue then that would make some sense ;-), but these clowns are just taking the paper.
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A User , Mar 14 2020 5:28 utc | 205
For anyone who cannot exist without buffing their arsehole to a satin sheen every morning, yet is unable to lay in the 157 rolls of toilet paper most contemporary bourgeoisie now regard as de rigeur may I suggest this this for a mere $47.99 . You should probably get in fast as the exact same thing was $27.99 5 days ago.

Or do as I used to when living in the tropics where the 'littlest room in the house' (in bourgeois speak) was like a sauna, the fix for that was to hop into the shower straight after yer daily dump.

Honestly humans in the developed word are past saving. The world has suddenly accelerated in the race to get to hell in a handbasket, and what is the first thing they do? Why try to corner the market in watchamacallit, toilet 'tissue'. Fucking crazy doesn't begin to cover it.

[Mar 14, 2020] Honest Government Ad

Highly recommended!
This is a really brilliant satire !!! Another outstanding work. "Spread the message, not the virus" and "...when they threaten the Stock Market." Priceless
What makes a nation civilized is not how it acts in times of peace but how it chooses to conduct itself in moments of crisis. Hoarding stuff for months selfishly and fighting people in markets like animals is not how civilized societies deal with crisis.
Notable quotes:
"... Toilet paper is such a weird thing to be panic-buying... ..."
"... "Global emergencies- when they threaten the stock market" So sad but true ..."
"... "When they threaten the stock market." Boom. ..."
"... I love the term "local government franchise". sounds pretty synonymous to a government run by crooks and impotent political dynasties. ..."
"... I like how this started off completely taking the mick, but then turned, depressingly, into one of the most sensible summaries of our current situation. (I mean it's depressing that comedians seem to be better at communicating than our glorious leaders). ..."
"... "Italians are freaking out the Chinese are hiding out" That was just so freaking hilarious oh my God I love this channel ..."
Mar 14, 2020 | youtu.be

Amarka

Honest Government Ad (govern/rule – ment/mind) | Coronavirus: Flatten The Curve

https://www.youtube.com/embed/Hks6Nq7g6P4?version=3&rel=1&fs=1&autohide=2&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&wmode=transparent Vote Up 1 0 Vote Down Reply Mar 14, 2020 10:05 PM


John Gardner , 23 hours ago

Toilet paper is such a weird thing to be panic-buying...

foo barf , 23 hours ago

But my sphincter is far too important to let a Murdoch publication near it

JNB Brothers , 23 hours ago

"Global emergencies- when they threaten the stock market" So sad but tru (climate change, equal rights etc)

John Gardner , 23 hours ago

Toilet paper is such a weird thing to be panic-buying...

foo barf , 23 hours ago

But my sphincter is far too important to let a Murdoch publication near it

JNB Brothers , 23 hours ago

"Global emergencies- when they threaten the stock market" So sad but true (climate change, equal rights etc)

Tommy Knocker , 23 hours ago (edited)

Now flying off the shelves near you: New Rupert Murdock toilet paper, as hard on your ass it is on the eyes!!!

Aurum TheBrave , 23 hours ago

"When they threaten the stock market." Boom.

Charliemagne Crabajales , 19 hours ago

I love the term "local government franchise". sounds pretty synonymous to a government run by crooks and impotent political dynasties.

George Caplin , 20 hours ago

I like how this started off completely taking the mick, but then turned, depressingly, into one of the most sensible summaries of our current situation. (I mean it's depressing that comedians seem to be better at communicating than our glorious leaders).

Ison Willis , 23 hours ago

If it gets not banned, its part of the sh*show.

Alexandru Popescu , 23 hours ago

Lucy's heavenly voice and impeccable pronunciation – which transform the coarse language into music to our ears – perfectly convey the urgent educational message.

Saturn666 , 23 hours ago

Kind of tragic when a comedy channel like this is more informative than governments.

denthy k , 23 hours ago

Trump: If I'm not tested, I'm not infected.

tuseroni , 20 hours ago

"i dont take responsibility at all" he did say that. not sure if he is exposed to the corona virus, but he is clearly allergic to responsibility

resourcedragon , 23 hours ago

Thank you for the "flatten the curve" message. To be honest, I had wondered whether delaying the inevitable was the way to go - especially in view of the fact that there are going to be, indeed, already have been deaths that are due to knock-on effects from the corona virus.

Avatar WarMech , 19 hours ago

"Italians are freaking out the Chinese are hiding out" That was just so freaking hilarious oh my God I love this channel

[Mar 14, 2020] Yale Psychiatrist Who Called Trump Mentally Unfit For Office Refuses To Offer Diagnosis on Joe Biden

Mar 14, 2020 | www.thegatewaypundit.com

This woman has never even met Trump, but she feels perfectly fine offering her diagnosis, in a clear ethical violation of her profession.

Now that Joe Biden has become an increasing cause for concern, due to his aging mind, Bandy Lee refuses to offer a diagnosis of Biden.

[Mar 14, 2020] Test the thee not for me

Mar 14, 2020 | www.thegatewaypundit.com

White House Doctor Statement on President Trump No Coronavirus Test or Quarantine Indicated

Trump was badgered by CBS News reporter Weijia Jiang at a press conference Friday afternoon on whether he was being "selfish" about not being tested.

SovereignWoman Old Miner 5 hours ago ,

And if he got tested, they would call him selfish for using up a valuable test as one of the "powerful and wealthy".

[Mar 14, 2020] Neoliberal civilization depends on toilet paper it seems. Toilet paper is the bellwether commodity of our age

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UnionHorse , Mar 14 2020 2:48 utc | 189

Civilizations depend on toilet paper it seems. Toilet paper is the bellwether commodity of our age. Capacity production is called for, especially neoclassic econ 101 foolishness. Nevertheless, overtime at the paper mills is in order.

[Mar 13, 2020] H. L. Mencken: The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed

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Greenbean950 , Mar 13 2020 14:15 utc | 5

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H. L. Mencken

[Mar 13, 2020] Between Biden's hair plugs and the botox, he looks waxy, like grandpa putting himself out there for one last fling after Grandma Obama passed away, God rest her soul.

Mar 13, 2020 | www.theamericanconservative.com

How did the Democrats end up with Joe Biden as their presumptive nominee?

After three years of preparatory media fire about diversity and change, and chumming the electorate with promises of free college alongside all the health care-they-care-to-eat, Democrats started with six women, a couple of black people, the gay guy, and progressive ideas ranging from the necessary to the kooky. The full list included 30 players.

They ended up choosing a candidate left over from 1958. Joe Biden is old, he's tired, he lost the race for president twice already (once for plagiarism and once for lying about his education), and he appears to be in some state of cognitive decline. Between the hair plugs and the botox, he looks waxy, like grandpa putting himself out there for one last fling after Grandma Obama passed away, God rest her soul.

Nelson a day ago • edited

Status Quo Joe 2020
Better things aren't possible!
Feral Finster 10 hours ago • edited
... Biden is a 1998 democrat - says the wokey stuff in public when necessary to differentiate from Team R while equally slavish towards the MIC, banks and Wall Street at all times and in all places.

[Mar 13, 2020] US send 20,000 soldiers to Europe for killing practice (Defender Europe) while locking down US. Are they immune? How

Highly recommended!
Mar 13, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

charliechan , Mar 13 2020 20:36 utc | 115

charlie chan wonders why entire media world fear mongering.

The CDC test kits error 49% to positive.

And charlie chan not hear of one case of flu death. Did Corona Virus cure the flu?

US send 20,000 soldiers to Europe for killing practice (Defender Europe) while locking down US. Are they immune? How?

[Mar 13, 2020] Who of the head of states will first be diagnosed with the coronavirus: Trudeau or Trump?

NOTE: Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, wife of @JustinTrudeau , has tested positive for coronavirus
Mar 13, 2020 | www.unz.com

Anatoly Karlin , says: Website Show Comment March 13, 2020 at 3:41 pm GMT

@sudden death Looks like Bolsonaro beat him to the punch.

Bolsonaro is 64, that's ~4% risk of death; survived a stabbing, will be fine. Trump is 73, that's ~8% risk of death. Morbidly obese, but I don't think he has any major preexisting conditions? Will almost certainly pull through as well. Both will ofc get great medical care.

-- """Апат lу Каrliп""" (@akarlin88) March 13, 2020

[Mar 13, 2020] Somethng on taking chances

Mar 13, 2020 | www.unz.com

another anon , says: Show Comment March 13, 2020 at 2:33 pm GMT

It depends. How based and redpilled you are?

I'd rather take my chances with the virus than consume an Israeli vaccine https://t.co/A3I6orCUYr

-- Roshan M Salih (@RmSalih) March 12, 2020

[Mar 13, 2020] After sober analysis, extensive reading, and careful assessment of each and every fact either directly or indirectly related to COVID19

Mar 13, 2020 | www.unz.com

Monotonous Languor , says: Show Comment March 13, 2020 at 7:03 am GMT

After sober analysis, extensive reading, and careful assessment of each and every fact either directly or indirectly related to COVID19, I am now fully convinced of the following:

– The virus was deliberately created by aliens from the Betelgeuse solar system, who have been secretly spying on our planet for the last 200 years.
– The Betelgeusians have developed a supremely accurate quantum computer model ("It's Quantum!") of our species, which predicts what various factions of humanity will do given any set of specific circumstances and inputs.
– The Betelgeusians, in their infinite wisdom, have decided to re-balance various factions of humanity here on earth, depending on their projected threat to other populations and the planet in general.
– After running various scenarios through their quantum computer ("It's Quantum!"), the results for advancing an optimal future became obvious.
– The COVID19 was created specifically to attack Italians, Iranians, and Han Chinese.
– In their computer simulation ("It's Quantum!"), those three groups were considered most egregiously able to perpetrate negative effects on the rest of humanity in the future.
– Therefore, the Betelgeusians made the onerous decision to create and release the virus.
– Various intended consequences were also the result of the simulation ("It's Quantum!"); these include vituperation and blowback on the US Deep State embedded for lo! these many years.
– A popular mass uprising will take effect against the Derp State, and leftism/progressivism will finally be tossed out on its collective ear all over Western Civilization. It will be so thoroughly maligned, that it will finally end up on the ash heap of history, never to return.
– The Betelgeusians will surreptitiously introduce an antidote into the ecosphere, thereby eradicating all further related susceptibility and deaths.
– The Betelgeusians will look down on their handiwork with benign satisfaction.
– Western Civilization will again have a chance to flourish like never before, entering a new Renaissance, and everybody will live happily ever after.

There don't you like my story much better than all the other nonsense you've been pummeled with lately? (You can thank me later.)

[Mar 13, 2020] The robbery industry can definitely benefit from this outbreak

Mar 13, 2020 | www.unz.com

Cyrano says: Show Comment March 13, 2020 at 1:39 am GMT 100 Words ... Everybody is talking about the negative sides of this corona virus outbreak. I would like to focus on one possible positive influence this virus might have.

The robbery industry can definitely benefit from this outbreak. With everybody wearing masks, the robbery employees – after conducting their operations in local corner stores, gas stations and even banks – can very successfully mingle with the general population upon exiting from the venues they like to do their business in, and avoid risky situations associated with their profession – such as being caught and/or being shot or subjected to lengthy prison sentences.

[Mar 13, 2020] Trump's Coronavirus Address, Blooper Reel Included The Daily Show - YouTube

Mar 13, 2020 | www.youtube.com

https://youtu.be/BWO6i8cH8SA


Dan L , 4 hours ago (edited)

"As calming as a firecracker dropped into a bag of cocaine" lmao I lost it there.. Hilariously accurate.

berlineczka , 4 hours ago

Fun fact: the European Union actually has no authority over health issues whatsoever. This is a strict Member State prerogative. The countries can coordinate voluntarily (which is what is currently arranged by the European Commission, but since there is no precedence it takes time) - but there was no way to make any decision about that in Brussels.

KingM , 5 hours ago (edited)

Greetings from Europe. In these hard times I'd like to thank Trump for providing such gold comedy material from just being a moron and reminding us all that it could always be worse.

[Mar 13, 2020] Daffy Duck. cartoon was made in 1953 and like many Looney Tune cartoon's, they are an extreme parody of life. It dawned on me that this cartoon is an almost perfect description of US Military policy and action.

Highly recommended!
Mar 13, 2020 | thesaker.is

Vaughan on March 12, 2020 , · at 7:43 pm EST/EDT

Recently, I was watching the old Looney Tunes Cartoons with my Grandchild and we were watching, "Duck Dodges in the 21st and a Half Century"
I don't know if you've watched this cartoon starring Daffy Duck. You can view it here
https://vimeo.com/76668594

This cartoon was made in 1953 and like many Looney Tune cartoon's, they are an extreme parody of life. But while watching this cartoon, it dawned on me that this cartoon is an almost perfect description of US Military policy and action.
I could write an article on this but I think we'll leave it as a note with a snide laugh to be had by all.

Patricia Ormsby on March 12, 2020 , · at 8:16 pm EST/EDT
Laughter is one of the best medicines. Thank you for this!

[Mar 13, 2020] Senility is becoming very Presidential

Looks like Ronald Reagan was a pioneer of the trend.
Mar 13, 2020 | consortiumnews.com

Mike from Jersey , March 7, 2020 at 08:07

One should draw a distinction between demented and dementia. Joe Biden has been demented for a long time. His dementia is something new.

Either condition should disqualify him from the Presidency. But, for decades now, those characteristics seem to have become job requirements.

T , March 10, 2020 at 11:45

Reagan was clearly senile, and that was no hindrance to him becoming President -- so why should it be any different in the case of Biden?

Vera Gottlieb , March 9, 2020 at 15:28

Demented Trump and then demented Biden? Something to look forward to, eh?

Hans Suter , March 9, 2020 at 09:52

we may now adapt this old Chernenko joke: "Today, due to bad health and without regaining consciousness, Konstantin Ustinovich Chernenko took up the duties of Secretary General".

MrK , March 8, 2020 at 22:07

Joe Biden many decades ago, Joe Biden already had a problem with saying what he should only be thinking.

Joe Biden: I Tried to 'Prostitute Myself'
see: youtube.com/watch?v=oysFCNPg0DA

Drew Hunkins , March 6, 2020 at 21:03

The DNC honchos and the parasitic elite who are embedded within it know fully well the degree of Biden's cognitive decline. They'd rather lose with Biden than possibly win with Bernie for obvious self-interest of course.

[Mar 13, 2020] Some freedom with facts: pease note that the current COVID-18 coronavirus was discovered in January 2020 and compare this fact with the White House statement

That might be a different coronavirus ;-)
Mar 13, 2020 | www.theamericanconservative.com

Doug Chance engineerscotty 8 hours ago

Oh, they have. This is from the email I got from the White House listserv:

"Some 150,000 illegal immigrants from 72 nations with cases of the coronavirus have been apprehended or deemed inadmissible from entering the United States since November," according to officials. These apprehensions underscore the need for border security and proper vetting. Read more from Paul Bedard in the Washington Examiner.

[Mar 13, 2020] Our glorious Gerontocracy and coronavirus epidemic

From Wikipedia: A gerontocracy is a form of oligarchical rule in which an entity is ruled by leaders who are significantly older than most of the adult population. Our neoliberal gerontocracy is hopeless ( "There are wicked people who would be much less dangerous if they were wholly without goodness") There are neoliberal fanatics without ability, and then they are really dangerous people.
Mar 13, 2020 | www.nakedcapitalism.com

none , March 12, 2020 at 2:25 pm

Joe the Biden was just on tv spouting off about Coronavirus. I didn't watch or listen. Does anyone know if he said anything sane, remembered his own name or anything like that? He looked decrepit.

Drake , March 12, 2020 at 2:46 pm

Speaking of which, Trump seemed out of breath a lot during his spiel last night, almost wheezing at times. Couple that with the fact that he's been in close contact with people who have already tested positive led me towards an obvious conclusion

He, Bernie, Joe, Hilary, Nancy, et al are all in the high-risk group. We could easily lose one or more, not that I'm trying to get anyone's hopes up.

JohnnySacks , March 12, 2020 at 2:56 pm

He's reading verbatim from a teleprompter, no surprise that it's another skill he's completely incompetent performing. Political skills 101 class, day 1 – learn how to read from a teleprompter without it looking obvious. Christ he even squints.

anon in so cal , March 12, 2020 at 7:41 pm

Back when Trump made a speech a year or so ago, he did the same sniffing and wheezing. Someone made a recording and deleted the words so the only sounds were the sniffing and wheezing. It was hilarious and got something like 100K likes on Twitter.

Billy , March 12, 2020 at 3:43 pm

Dementiacrat gives speech.

[Mar 13, 2020] Two different no fly zones: Trump's and Hillary's or how Trump fired the entire US pandemic response team

Mar 13, 2020 | www.nakedcapitalism.com

deplorado , March 12, 2020 at 2:17 pm

From Twitter:

Judd Legum @JuddLegum

WORTH REPEATING: In 2018, Trump fired the entire US pandemic response team.
These were the experts with decades of experience dealing with precisely the kind of situation we are in today.

Trump did not replace them.

He eliminated the positions.

https://twitter.com/JuddLegum/status/1238108656950001666?s=20

allan , March 12, 2020 at 3:10 pm

Another fun fact from Twitter:

Michael Grunwald @MikeGrunwald
I had forgotten my own reporting that @SenatorCollins
stripped $870M for pandemic preparations out of the 2009 stimulus.

[page image from Grunwald's book, The New New Deal ]

11:30 AM · Mar 12, 2020· Twitter for iPhone

There was some discussion here the other day about who's responsible for the sorry state of the CDC
and pandemic preparation in particular. Now, the Dems controlled all the WH, Senate and House in 2009,
so obviously they share some of the blame, but if Collins hadn't demanded this,
it probably wouldn't have happened.

I'm very disappointed with Susan Collins.

Louis Fyne , March 12, 2020 at 3:26 pm

Typical modern, bipartisan American short-termism.

In my opinion, things would not have been not better under a Hillary admin. -- -but at least we'd have a no-fly zone in Syria. USA!

ambrit , March 12, 2020 at 5:42 pm

Now we have a no fly zone in Continental Europe!

polecat , March 12, 2020 at 6:41 pm

The new-n-umproved slogan .. post-Sanders rat f#cking : 'THEM!'.. not us !

[Mar 12, 2020] Panic and airline ticket prices for the fly from Europe

The U.K. was exempted, which makes the targeting of the ban seem driven by political bias more than anything else. That was not lost on European leaders :
Mar 12, 2020 | www.theamericanconservative.com

Trump also botched his explanation of the details of his own policy, which created panic among Americans still in Europe who thought that they might be cut off from coming home. That isn't the case, but that didn't stop a run on last-minute airline tickets because Americans thought that they had just a couple days to get out:

Just to clarify, I didn't spend $20,000 on tickets (what I DID spend was bad enough). A Delta ticket agent at CDG told me that's how much one American passenger spent online in the hours after President Trump's announcement.

-- Mike McIntire (@mmcintire) March 12, 2020

[Mar 12, 2020] Is it because you believe a fake indigenous woman of color is "real" and the real indigenous woman of color in this race is fake?

Mar 12, 2020 | twitter.com

. @DanaPerino I'm not quite sure why you're telling FOX viewers that Elizabeth Warren is the last female candidate in the Dem primary. Is it because you believe a fake indigenous woman of color is "real" and the real indigenous woman of color in this race is fake? pic.twitter.com/VKCxy2JzFe

-- Tulsi Gabbard 🌺 (@TulsiGabbard) March 3, 2020

[Mar 12, 2020] Italy Closed; Wall Street Hosed; Trump Exposed

Mar 12, 2020 | www.medpagetoday.com

More GOP congressmen who attended the CPAC political event last month are self-isolating -- and one of them just flew on Air Force One with President Trump . Another was seen on video shaking hands and chatting face to face with the president before entering self-quarantine. ( CNBC, Reuters )

Note to Pence:

Televangelist Jim Bakker's TV show was among seven companies receiving FDA/FTC warnings about "fraudulent" sales pitches for coronavirus treatments.

[Mar 12, 2020] "Imbecilization of the West" hypothesis

Mar 12, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

vk , Mar 10 2020 18:54 utc | 10

Finally found someone who agrees with my "imbecilization of the West" hypothesis:


The End of the Age of Enlightenment

The Age of Enlightenment had a pretty good run from the 17th to 19th centuries. It led to the Industrial Age and, in concurrence, the Space and Information Ages. These historical epochs advanced humanity to crowning breakthroughs in science, medicine, information exchange, and quality of life. Today, all of humankind's advancements are being threatened by those who would have society return to an age marked by superstition, belief in magic and miracles, ignorance, racial and religious intolerance, and abject sexism.

[Mar 12, 2020] The Democratic Party candidate selection process continues to roll along providing all the tension and suspense of an impending colonoscopy sans anesthetic

Mar 12, 2020 | off-guardian.org

Gary Weglarz ,

The Democratic Party candidate selection process continues to roll along providing all the tension and suspense of an impending colonoscopy – sans anesthetic.

Seamus Padraig ,

...I think our only hope now is that the Corona Virus kills all other politicians in the US, leaving only Tulsi alive. Of course, the DNC would probably still find some way to deny her the nomination somehow

Seamus Padraig ,

You can have a dogshit sandwich or a catshit sandwich, just so long as its kosher.

So true! +1000

[Mar 12, 2020] Council on Foreign Relations cancels coronavirus-themed conference in NYC because of coronavirus

Mar 12, 2020 | www.rt.com

The Council on Foreign Relations has nixed a conference on "Doing Business Under Coronavirus," apparently not wanting to risk actually doing its business under the coronavirus epidemic laying siege to New York City.

...an unknown number of attendees at both the Conservative Political Action Conference and the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee were exposed to the coronavirus during both gatherings last weekend in Washington DC

[Mar 11, 2020] The toilet-paper maddened crowds will be braving coronavirus to vote in the latest round of Democratic primaries today

Now this became a real circus.
Notable quotes:
"... The weight of the establishment has thrown itself – for some reason – behind Joe Biden. Since his "miraculous" wins on Super Tuesday we've been treated to dozens of stories praising his "decency", happy that "angry politics" lost, and calling for the party to "unite behind" Biden . And that's just The Guardian . ..."
"... Jonathan Freedland, in his special brand of smug establishment boot-licking, suggested that Biden being a long-term establishment democrat is his strength in these times of crisis. You have to wonder if that crisis wasn't awful convenient for Joe, in that instance. ..."
Mar 11, 2020 | off-guardian.org

The toilet-paper maddened crowds will be braving coronavirus to vote in the latest round of Democratic primaries today.

There's several more rounds of voting before the convention in July, but this is the last before the next debate on March 15th.

The process is kinda moot at this point.

The weight of the establishment has thrown itself – for some reason – behind Joe Biden. Since his "miraculous" wins on Super Tuesday we've been treated to dozens of stories praising his "decency", happy that "angry politics" lost, and calling for the party to "unite behind" Biden . And that's just The Guardian .

Jonathan Freedland, in his special brand of smug establishment boot-licking, suggested that Biden being a long-term establishment democrat is his strength in these times of crisis. You have to wonder if that crisis wasn't awful convenient for Joe, in that instance.

... ... ...

Whatever the plan turns out to be, progressives and leftists all over America will likely be disappointed in Bernie. If last time is anything to go by, no matter how obviously he (and more importantly his voters) get screwed over, Sanders will just let it happen.

The other Great White Hope of American leftists – or should that be "Great Native American hope"? – Elizabeth Warren, dropped out last week but is yet to endorse her fellow "progressive", Bernie Sanders. This could mean she's spiteful, or it could mean she's angling to be Biden's VP nominee. Either way, no real surprise and no real loss. Warren always talked a better game than she played and she didn't talk all that well.

Oh, and the DNC changed their debate eligibility rules to exclude Tulsi Gabbard . Something both the other candidates and the vast majority of the mainstream media have been quiet about.

Questions arise Are the democrats really rallying behind Joe Biden? why?! Are they planning to throw the race? Is Joe Biden going senile? Who will each candidate pick as a running mate? Will the DNC ever acknowledge Tulsi Gabbard exists?

[Mar 11, 2020] Weaponized coughing: The new way to argue when words fail in the coronavirus era

(VIDEOS)
Mar 11, 2020 | www.rt.com

As coronavirus tensions rise amid panic buying, event cancellations and self-isolation and quarantine, it is unsurprising that some have sought to weaponize the outbreak by deliberately coughing at others.

...Video purports to show cabin crew wrestling a frustrated but unruly airline passenger after she was filmed deliberately coughing on staff so that she would be kicked off a Thai Airways flight.

[Mar 10, 2020] How US counts the sick when CDC test kits are unreliable amd by-and-large unavailble?

Mar 10, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

Tom_LX , Mar 9 2020 19:35 utc | 23

Posted by: charliechan | Mar 9 2020 19:30 utc | 20

Charli Chan ask right question.

charlie cha wonders how US counts the sick when CDC test kits are unreliable.

and unavailable in quantities necessary !!!!

[Mar 10, 2020] That is the way POTUS go down in History

Mar 10, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

DFC , Mar 9 2020 22:17 utc | 64

"I have the hunch that this is a normal flu" (D.J.Trump, March 2020)

"I have the hunch the recovery is around the corner" (Herbert Hoover, November 1929)

That is the way POTUS go down in History

[Mar 10, 2020] Facebook and idiocy of population

Notable quotes:
"... Nothing speaks more loudly of the dumbed down, idiotic, Fakebook groupthink of the age than the current rush to buy toilet roll as a response to the Coronavirus crisis. ..."
Mar 10, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

Richard , Mar 10 2020 16:40 utc | 150

No need to worry about the corona virus - it'll all be okay as long as you buy enough toilet roll...

Nothing speaks more loudly of the dumbed down, idiotic, Fakebook groupthink of the age than the current rush to buy toilet roll as a response to the Coronavirus crisis.

You've seen it on the tele and (un)social media – supermarket shelves denuded of bog roll and fat birds beating seven shades of sh*t out of each other over the last bag of ass wipe.

I mean, what the hell!? Is this how stupid and pathetic we've become? Someone sees a post on Fakebook that says its a good idea to respond to a potentially fatal virus by buying lots of bog roll and within 5 minutes there's a massive rush on the stuff – after all, you gotta buy it, right, COS IT SAYS SO ON FAKEBOOK...

https://richardhennerley.com/2020/03/10/of-coronavirus-toilet-roll-and-idiocy/

[Mar 10, 2020] For some reason I am reminded of the Jon Rappoport-Ellis Medavoy (pseudonym) interview.

Mar 10, 2020 | www.unz.com

Morton's toes , says: Show Comment March 9, 2020 at 5:44 am GMT

For some reason I am reminded of the Jon Rappoport-Ellis Medavoy (pseudonym) interview.

"You
 make 
up 
something
 complicated. 

Then 
you 
insert 
it 
into 
the
 bloodstream 
of 
the 
society, 
and 
you
 watch 
it 
bloom. 

You 
make 
it 
complex 
enough 
that 
it 
will 
take 
armies 
of 
people 
to 
sort 
it 
out 
and 
argue
 about 
it, 
and 
then 
you 
have 
them. 

The 
other 
thing 
is, 
what 
you 
make 
up 
has 
to 
cost 
money. 

A 
lot 
of money."

"Why?" 
I 
said.

"Because 
people 
want 
their 
lies 
to 
have 
value, 
and
 that 
is 
judged 
by 
how
 expensive 
they 
are."

"Suppose 
the 
citizenry 
ends 
up
 paying 
for 
these 
lies," 
I 
said.

"SUPPOSE?" 
he 
said. 

"SUPPOSE? 

Of 
COURSE 
they're 
going 
to 
pay. 

They're 
going 
to
 pay 
until 
it 
hurts.

 You 
know 
the 
old 
expression, "
Seeing 
Is 
Believing?" 

That's 
bunch 
of 
crap. 

PAYING
 IS 
BELIEVING."



http://the-eye.eu/public/concen.org/Matrix%20Revealed/1_1a_ellis_medavoy.pdf

[Mar 10, 2020] We probably do not need election of Sanders to crash stock market. Coronavirus will do the job just fine

What will happen if Biden dies from Coronavirus after the convention?
Mar 10, 2020 | www.nakedcapitalism.com

Aumua , March 9, 2020 at 4:36 am

I guess another mixed positive is that it shows you don't need Bernie Sanders to crash the stock markets. The thing is quite unstable on its own thank you very much.

Divadab , March 9, 2020 at 7:16 am

Yes- quite illuminating to see the contempt Dem party worthies hold for us and the office of President

[Mar 10, 2020] "Saving" Wall Street really amounts to "saving" the tapeworm while discarding the host.

Mar 10, 2020 | www.nakedcapitalism.com

Parker Dooley , March 9, 2020 at 1:53 pm

"Saving" Wall Street really amounts to "saving" the tapeworm while discarding the host.

But we love love love our tapeworm -- especially our "healthcare plans" and "capitalism".

[Mar 09, 2020] The Great Chinese Bat Flu Panic of 2020 Dissident Voice

Mar 09, 2020 | dissidentvoice.org

Pray for me, my friends, because I have the flu

... ... ...

Or, I don't know, maybe it is the Bat Flu. The more I read the corporate press, the more I'm beginning to suspect it is. My suspicion isn't based on facts. I don't have any of the Bat Flu symptoms. It's just a feeling like the feelings people had that Saddam had secret WMDs, and that Trump was a Russian intelligence asset, and that the world was going to end in the year 2012.

OK, those feelings turned out to be wrong, but this one feels like an accurate feeling, and not like just the result of being relentlessly bombarded with hysterical headlines, pictures of people in hazmat suits, and obsessively researching ever-changing, wildly-varying statistics on the Internet, which I really need to stop doing that.

... ... ...

Plus, even if I just have the flu (i.e., the regular flu, not the Chinese Bat Flu), the statistics on that are pretty scary. I don't know the numbers here in Germany, but, according to the CDC , since 2010, in the United States, the regular old garden variety flu has resulted in the following, annually:

When you multiply all those numbers by 10 (because it's been 10 years since 2010), you get:

That's 450 million possible cases and over half a million deaths, and that's just in the United States! To make it concrete, if you stood all those dead people on top of each other, head to toe, so that everyone was standing on everyone's head, and used them as an enormous ladder, you could climb to the moon and back four times or once or twice at the very least.

And that's nothing compared to this Covid-19!

No, according to The Guardian , Covid-19 is "about ten times more deadly than the seasonal flu," so that's 610,000 deaths just this year, and if the CDC tracks it for a full 10 years, that's pretty close to 6 million dead people, which will make it just as bad as the Holocaust (although the Holocaust only lasted four years, so I'll have to adjust my math for that).

And, remember, that's just in the United States, which is only 4.25 percent of the total global population. So you multiply the Holocaust by 95 percent (you can round the numbers to make this easier) and you end up with 7 billion dead people, which is nearly every last person on Earth, except for 700 million people! Which, OK, that sounds like a lot of people (i.e., the 700 million, not the 7 billion), but it's fewer than there were in the 14th Century; i.e., before the "Black Death" plague killed everybody!

... ... ...

Or, I don't know, maybe I'm overreacting. Maybe I just have the flu. I mean, what if this whole Corona thing is just nature doing what nature does and not the end of civilization? Look, I don't want to sound paranoid, but I can't help wondering whether this virus warrants all the mass hysteria that the corporate media have been pumping out at us, relentlessly, for the last two months, and the states of emergency that are being declared, and the quarantines that are going into effect, and the curfews, and banning of public gatherings, and whatever other "emergency measures" are going to be imposed in the coming weeks and months.

C. J. Hopkins is an award-winning American playwright, novelist and political satirist based in Berlin. His plays are published by Bloomsbury Publishing and Broadway Play Publishing, Inc. His dystopian novel, Zone 23 , is published by Snoggsworthy, Swaine & Cormorant. Volume I of his Consent Factory Essays is published by Consent Factory Publishing, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Amalgamated Content, Inc. He can be reached at cjhopkins.com or consentfactory.org . Read other articles by C. J. .

[Mar 09, 2020] It is so nice to be endorsed by the rival

Trump recently mocked Biden over a mistake when Biden said he was looking forward to Super Thursday instead of Super Tuesday. any chance of medical intervention here? Hillary got some shots.
Notable quotes:
"... We cannot get reelected, we cannot win this reelection, excuse me, we can only re-elect Donald Trump. ..."
Mar 09, 2020 | www.counterpunch.org
. As Newsweek reported yesterday:

"Joe Biden mistakenly endorsed President Donald Trump during a speech in St. Louis, and Donald Trump responded with 'I agree with Joe!' on Twitter. In his speech, former vice president Joe Biden said, ' We cannot get reelected, we cannot win this reelection, excuse me, we can only re-elect Donald Trump. ' "

[Mar 09, 2020] The politically correct thing is to pretend that Joe Biden winning the Black vote isn't like the late Jeffrey Epstein being hailed as a mentor of teenage girls

Mar 09, 2020 | www.counterpunch.org

I suppose the politically correct thing is to pretend that Joe Biden winning the Black vote isn't like the late Jeffrey Epstein being hailed as a mentor of teenage girls.

[Mar 09, 2020] "The medium is the message" Marshall McLuhan

Video
Mar 09, 2020 | video.twimg.com

"We do have standrds"

[Mar 09, 2020] Tucker Carlson was correct when pointed out that Biden Super Tuesday victory was cruel and unusual punishment of Dem voters on the part of the DNC

DNC installing a man with obvious cognitive impairment is a staggering display of arrogance. While Bush and Obama were empty suits this is completly another level.
In way I think Stupor Tuesday was a huge win for Trump.
Mar 09, 2020 | turcopolier.typepad.com

Vegetius , 07 March 2020 at 03:48 PM

The oldest organized political party on the planet is advancing a senile globalist meatpuppet (with a son known to be a philandering crackhead) to handle nuclear launch codes.
Mathias Alexander , 08 March 2020 at 04:37 AM
Choosing Biden hands the election to Trump and that's a deal that has already been made. The DNC don't like Sanders because they are adraid he might win, not because they are afraid he might loose.
Jack , 07 March 2020 at 03:56 PM

I agree with you that it is not going to be a slam dunk for Trump. Just like Trump wasn't damaged by the Access Hollywood tapes, Biden's not going to be damaged by his senility, gaffes and his prior plagiarism, Wall St cronyism and corruption. The vote for the "lesser evil" mindset will consolidate along traditional lines. The Obama machine will run Biden's campaign and consolidate the Democrat support. The election will hinge on a few states in particular Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

.... ... ...

[Mar 09, 2020] "What's the difference between a cannibal and a neoliberal like Senator Warren?"

Mar 09, 2020 | nymag.com

"A cannibal doesn't eat his friends."

[Mar 09, 2020] Simply 17 coronavirus jokes to help take the edge off (a little bit) The Poke

Mar 09, 2020 | thepoke.co.uk

Just been sensibly stocking up on 45 packets of pasta and noticed a lot of idiots panic buying.

-- Simon Blackwell (@simonblackwell) March 6, 2020

To be honest, staff at my local Sainsburys were under the assumption that I've been panic buying alcohol for the last four and a half years. #coronavirusUK #toiletpaperpanic

(@thatjimdavis) March 6, 2020

The guy who invented hand sanitiser must be rubbing his hands together right now

-- Kate PT3 (@KateMMA3) March 5, 2020

[Mar 08, 2020] Rick Santelli who "launched the Tea Party" years ago recently suggested it would be better to infect the world population with the disease all at once to help stock prices

Mar 07, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

daffyDuct , Mar 6 2020 23:25 utc | 50

Speaking of CNBC, Rick Santelli who "launched the Tea Party" years ago though it prudent to

"After a volatile day of trading on Wall Street Thursday precipitated by ongoing fears of the economic effects of the global coronavirus outbreak, CNBC analyst Rick Santelli suggested it would be better to infect the world population with the disease all at once to help stock prices. "

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/03/06/your-brain-capitalism-cnbc-market-analyst-rick-santelli-calls-infecting-global

[Mar 08, 2020] Hope exists, but the problem is that it is different between 99% and 1%

Mar 08, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

MarkU , Mar 6 2020 22:24 utc | 36

@ Jen (12)

"If the White House failed to recognise a major health crisis already simmering on its own doorstep, what hope can be held for when the coronavirus epidemic starts sweeping through the inland US, taking out the elderly, the poor and the homeless?"

I doubt that our glorious leaders in the US or UK will find much they don't like in that scenario.

[Mar 07, 2020] Silver lining in the dark cloud

Mar 07, 2020 | www.nakedcapitalism.com

periol , March 6, 2020 at 1:23 pm

Some of my darker thoughts on CV have noted that if this spreads through the country, Social Security and pension funds will be able to relax, homes will come on the market and prices will go down, and we could even be looking at generational political turnover.

I'm not wishing for it in the slightest, but the potential is there.

[Mar 07, 2020] Stealing sanitizer from clinics

Mar 07, 2020 | www.theamericanconservative.com

matthew 15 hours ago

My best friends brother is a physician working in the midwest town in which I live. I asked him about all of these stories of people stealing things like hand sanitizer from clinics and he said nothing is any different from what it was 2-3 months month ago. Maybe this is a bad thing, but It seems that outside of the few areas right now that we are reading about in the media, most people in this country are treating it like Baton Rouge or the city in which I live. People in general just are not that worked up by it. I work in an urban school district in medium size, midwestern city and so far other than a general notice to wash our hands and not touch our face, nothing has been even talked about in regards to handling a massive outbreak. Again, in hind sight this could be a huge mistake, but until people see this touching places across the heartland and reaching into every corner of society it looks like they will assume its a mostly big city, densely populated area problem. Of course if it reaches these places it will be too late to do anything, but I guess that is how these things always work.

[Mar 07, 2020] Funny, I thought conservatives told us that empty shelves and sky-high black market prices only happen when socialists are in charge.

Mar 07, 2020 | www.theamericanconservative.com

AlmostNormalTexan matthew an hour ago

I live in Houston and cannot find a single bottle of hand sanitizer or Clorox wipes on a store shelf. I have been to grocery stores, Walmart, Target, dollar stores, office supply stores, Home Depot, drug stores. Everyone is out and nobody who works there has any idea when their stock will be replenished. Meanwhile prices for the stuff on Amazon have spiked into the hundreds of dollars.

Funny, I thought conservatives told us that empty shelves and sky-high black market prices only happen when socialists are in charge.

[Mar 07, 2020] CDC Catch 22

Mar 07, 2020 | www.theamericanconservative.com

Jeremy Kee 14 hours ago

The following makes me want to riot:

"They said they would not test me because if I were wearing the recommended protective equipment, then I wouldn't have the coronavirus."

The CDC is blaming human error - BASED ON CDC GUIDELINES - for the contraction of the virus? Or is it more like the novel Catch 22 - if you were too mentally unwell to fly then you were excused from missions, but if you said you were too unwell to fly then you were clearly well enough to assess your mental health.

[Mar 07, 2020] At least if we're all gonna die of coronavirus, there's no point in worrying about climate change

Mar 07, 2020 | www.theamericanconservative.com

Nick Stuart 5 hours ago

<gallows_humor>At least if we're all gonna die of coronavirus, there's no point in worrying about climate change.</gallows_humor>

[Mar 06, 2020] Warren presidential campaign postmortem

Notable quotes:
"... The Pow Wow Chow Native American Cookbook ..."
Mar 06, 2020 | www.theamericanconservative.com

. In the spirit of charity, we should give credit where it's due: Warren really did become the " unity candidate " that she always proclaimed herself to be. She displayed an astounding capacity to bring together a polarized country around their shared distaste for her candidacy.

Compiling a complete discography of Warren's detractors would be an impossible feat, but for the sake of partisan schadenfreude, we should briefly revisit the greatest hits. These include the Native American tribal leaders who weren't particularly fond of a wealthy white Harvard professor claiming their ethnicity for personal gain (even co-authoring a cooking guide titled The Pow Wow Chow Native American Cookbook ), the Bernie Sanders supporters infuriated by Warren's cynical attempts to paint their candidate as a woman-hating misogynist, police unions offended by Warren's open dishonesty about violence in law enforcement, religious conservatives who found her contemptuous dismissal of anyone with traditionalist views of sexual morality to be in profoundly bad taste, and pro-lifers (who still comprise 34 percent of the Democratic electorate ) for whom Warren's radically pro-abortion policy objectives were unconscionable.

It's worth noting, of course, that this is just a small slice of the groups that found Warren enormously unlikeable. The senator's casual-at-best relationship with the truth ( listing herself as as "woman of color" in Harvard's faculty listing, claiming that she was fired from a teaching position for being pregnant, refusing to admit that her various spending plans would require raising taxes on the middle class, and so on) probably didn't help. And shockingly, her painfully contrived attempts at catering to the woke activist base (vocal support for reparations, pledging to let a transgender child pick her secretary of education, endorsing affirmative action for non-binary people) paired with her technocratically manicured professorial wonkiness -- she's got a plan for that! -- never caught fire in the blue-collar neighborhoods in the Midwest and South.

... ... ...

Senator Warren, we hardly knew ye.

Nate Hochman is an undergraduate student at Colorado College and a Young Voices contributor. You can follow him at Twitter @njhochman .

[Mar 06, 2020] Coronovirus and statistics

Mar 06, 2020 | www.unz.com

donut , says: Show Comment February 25, 2020 at 9:30 pm GMT

I call BS Corona is going to kill a few thousands at most . Every time someone catches a cold the media says the sky is falling . SARS OMG a catastrophe and what ? A thousand deaths . And what if Corona does kill millions ? With 7,000,000,000 people what are millions ? 10,000,000 <1% . Corona is clickbait that the Americans will use to advance their program of advancing chaos to make it dangerous to disobey . Personally I hope Corona kills A billion+ . Shit I'll volunteer to be one .

[Mar 06, 2020] "Bernie Sanders 2020" ad.

Mar 06, 2020 | www.unz.com

Hail , says: Website Show Comment February 26, 2020 at 12:03 am GMT

@Anatoly Karlin

-Has the flu. Not coronavirus
-Billed $3,270
-Works for medical device company that doesn't offer insurance

This is basically a "Bernie Sanders 2020" ad.

[Mar 04, 2020] Donna Brazile who among other things gave Hillary the question for presidential debate in advance just told the @GOPChairwoman to "go to hell" for suggesting that the Democratic establishment was once again worked to manipulate a nominee into frontrunner status

Mar 04, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

Former DNC chairman who gave Hillary Clinton debate questions in advance during the 2016 election, exclaimed on Fox News that Biden's victory was "the most impressive 72 hours I've ever seen in U.S. politics," and told another analyst to " go to hell " for suggesting that the Democratic establishment was once again working to manipulate a nominee into frontrunner status.

The Democrats are in chaos and melting down on live TV.

Donna Brazile just told the @GOPChairwoman to "go to hell" when asked about the chaos.

Best of luck, Donna! Meanwhile, Republicans are more unified than ever! pic.twitter.com/hCwotuF9tx

-- Trump War Room - Text EMPOWER to 88022 (@TrumpWarRoom) March 3, 2020

[Mar 04, 2020] Bloomberg spent $600 million to win as many states as every American who chose not to run: zero

Mar 04, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

Update (1050ET): President Trump was quick to react to Bloomberg's exit:

Mini Mike Bloomberg just "quit" the race for President. I could have told him long ago that he didn't have what it takes, and he would have saved himself a billion dollars, the real cost. Now he will pour money into Sleepy Joe's campaign, hoping to save face. It won't work!

-- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 4, 2020

* * *

Never in American history has a presidential candidate spent more to get less than Mike Bloomberg, making his buy-a-nomination bid a big bust.

Bloomberg spent $600 million to win as many states as every American who chose not to run: zero. (He has American Samoa to show for it.)

[Mar 04, 2020] Who are split and who are not

Mar 04, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

Billosky , Mar 4 2020 11:02 utc | 160

TRUTHOUT's latest article on super Tuesday is entitled; "Centrists Will Still Be Split on Super Tuesday, Thanks to Mike Bloomberg." That strikes me as precisely the wrong lesson.

The correct one can be stated just as easily, namely: "Progressives Still Split on Super Tuesday, and thus Losing, Thanks to Elisabeth Warren."

[Mar 04, 2020] Different problems

Mar 04, 2020 | www.nakedcapitalism.com

Thomas P , March 4, 2020 at 5:41 am

Different problems. China uses practices that make new diseases move from animals to humans, USA promotes antibiotic resistance in old diseases.

[Mar 03, 2020] Hillary Clinton regarding the primaries: "Let's follow the rules"

Mar 03, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

librul , Mar 3 2020 15:06 utc | 2

Quote of the Day
or
Quote of the Millennia?

Hillary Clinton regarding the primaries:

"Let's follow the rules"

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/485646-hillary-clinton-responds-to-sanders-on-delegates-lets-follow-the-rules


Trailer Trash , Mar 3 2020 15:49 utc | 6

Is there any other nation state that has 50 separate official elections, mostly run and paid for by the public, just so a private club masquerading as a political party can select its leader? To the rest of the world, this must look completely insane, but few people anywhere even seem to notice how ridiculous it all looks.
Nathan Mulcahy , Mar 3 2020 22:54 utc | 62
Stop calling it USA. It is USO (United States of Oligarchs).

[Mar 03, 2020] Correcting Marx

Mar 03, 2020 | discussion.theguardian.com

derstar -> AlexFishy , 3 Mar 2020 07:46

Mike Bloomberg: Trump repeated as tragedy.

[Mar 03, 2020] I'm sure Pence is giving the Coronavirus problems all his Thoughts And Prayers.

Mar 03, 2020 | www.theguardian.com

dave6723 -> wrkerbe , 3 Mar 2020 08:39

I'm sure Pence is giving it all his Thoughts And Prayers.

[Mar 03, 2020] Last election I voted for American Pharoah. I felt that a horse would do a better job that's Hillary and Trump, and I still feel that way

Mar 03, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

Jose Garcia , Mar 3 2020 18:01 utc | 24

Last election I voted for American Pharoah. I felt that a horse would do a better job that's Hillary and Trump, and I still feel that way and will vote for American Pharoah again this cycle. But if Trump dumps Sus-Pence and takes Haley as VP, I'm voting for the other guy.

[Mar 03, 2020] We hold these truths to be self-eviden

Mar 03, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

"We hold these truths to be self-evident.. all men and women are created by... go... you know, the thing!"

This is the candidate that the Democratic Establishment is currently rallying behind.
pic.twitter.com/GlKpblT3En

-- Benny (@bennyjohnson) March 2, 2020

[Mar 03, 2020] All politicians should serve two terms. One in office and one in prison

Mar 03, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

Posted by: Shadow | Mar 3 2020 19:39 utc | 41

[Mar 03, 2020] Surprise Bills From Coronavirus Testing: Pennsylvania native Frank Wucinski "found a pile of medical bills" totaling $3,918 waiting for him and his three-year-old daughter after they were released from government-mandated quarantine at Marine Corps Air Station in Miramar, California.

Mar 03, 2020 | www.commondreams.org

leftonadoorstep 11h

Another example of "American Exceptionalism." China doesn't charge its coronavirus patients, neither does South Korea. I guess they are simply backward countries.

[Mar 03, 2020] Semi-senile Biden is now so Presidential and is the best candidate forward

However, we do need to raise questions about election anomalies. Journalists should be focused on the DNC is cheating Bernie and, by extension, the American people. It must be recorded. It should be investigated. The first 4 primary contests account for only 4% of all allocated delegates, yet have a hugely disproportionate influence on the race. Of those 4 states, only NV is roughly in synch with the national demographic profile.
The whole primary system needs a major overhaul. It takes too long and costs too much (e.g., all the wasted $$ Steyer and Tulsi spent in SC). It's an embarrassing wasteful spectacle which only enriches the MSM and hired political consultant hacks. Most voters don't bother to tune in until 10-12 months into the marathon campaign. I would blow it all up and start over from scratch.
"They're fearful because Bernie Sanders, his political revolution, morally based, ethically based, is a fundamental challenge to their interest and their status." -- Dr. Cornel West
Mar 03, 2020 | caucus99percent.com

. @DWStweets endorses @JoeBiden .
"It was a very easy decision," she said. "We need to make sure that we put the best candidate forward." https://t.co/0uIvUBxlQp

-- Anthony Man (@browardpolitics) March 1, 2020

[Mar 03, 2020] The former head of Vampire squid on 2020 elections. If Sanders win, Trump will become the establishment's reluctant least worse option. Sanders will become a leper, a new Russian stooge.

Mar 03, 2020 | www.truthdig.com

Truthdig

The quadrennial political game of least worst, or how to scare the public to vote for presidential candidates who serve corporate power, comes this season with a new twist. Donald Trump, if he faces Pete Buttigieg, Joe Biden, Amy Klobuchar or Michael Bloomberg, will continue to be an amalgamation of Adolf Hitler, Al Capone and the Antichrist.

But should Bernie Sanders manage to evade the snares, traps and minefields laid for him by the Democratic Party elites, should he miraculously become the party's nominee, the game of least worst will radically change. All the terrifying demons that inhabit Trump will be instantly exorcised. But unlike in the biblical story of Jesus driving the demons into a herd of swine, they will be driven into the senator from Vermont.

Trump will become the establishment's reluctant least worse option. Sanders will become a leper. The Democratic and Republican party elites, joining forces as they did in the 1972 presidential election, will do to Sanders what they did to George McGovern, who lost in 49 of the 50 states.

"If Dems go on to nominate Sanders, the Russians will have to reconsider who to work for to best screw up the US. Sanders is just as polarizing as Trump AND he'll ruin our economy and doesn't care about our military," former Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein (net worth $1.1 billion) tweeted. "If I'm Russian, I go with Sanders this time around."

[Mar 03, 2020] How neoliberalism in the USA might end: Possible news later this week

We can only wish ;-)
Mar 03, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org
Piotr Berman , Mar 2 2020 15:50 utc | 85
Possible news later this week:

Coronavirus mutated again infecting computers that execute trading programs while also affecting human traders. Stock exchanges closed after unprecedented losses. Federal Reserve lacks quorum to change interest rates or to enact other measures. Investors run away from cities to their most reclusive second homes, including Mayor Bloomberg who terminated his run for Congress.

Later: As all Democratic contenders below age of 40 withdrew due their health worries and Pete B. withdrew already, Congresswomen from Hawaii became the only candidate running. DNC lacks quorum to decide what to do about it.

[Mar 03, 2020] How neoliberalism might end: Possible news later this week

We can only wish ;-)
Mar 03, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org
Piotr Berman , Mar 2 2020 15:50 utc | 85
Possible news later this week:

Coronavirus mutated again infecting computers that execute trading programs while also affecting human traders. Stock exchanges closed after unprecedented losses. Federal Reserve lacks quorum to change interest rates or to enact other measures. Investors run away from cities to their most reclusive second homes, including Mayor Bloomberg who terminated his run for Congress.

Later: As all Democratic contenders below age of 40 withdrew due their health worries and Pete B. withdrew already, Congresswomen from Hawaii became the only candidate running. DNC lacks quorum to decide what to do about it.

[Mar 02, 2020] Truthdig

Mar 02, 2020 | www.truthdig.com

The quadrennial political game of least worst, or how to scare the public to vote for presidential candidates who serve corporate power, comes this season with a new twist. Donald Trump, if he faces Pete Buttigieg, Joe Biden, Amy Klobuchar or Michael Bloomberg, will continue to be an amalgamation of Adolf Hitler, Al Capone and the Antichrist.

But should Bernie Sanders manage to evade the snares, traps and minefields laid for him by the Democratic Party elites, should he miraculously become the party's nominee, the game of least worst will radically change. All the terrifying demons that inhabit Trump will be instantly exorcised. But unlike in the biblical story of Jesus driving the demons into a herd of swine, they will be driven into the senator from Vermont.

Trump will become the establishment's reluctant least worse option. Sanders will become a leper. The Democratic and Republican party elites, joining forces as they did in the 1972 presidential election, will do to Sanders what they did to George McGovern, who lost in 49 of the 50 states.

"If Dems go on to nominate Sanders, the Russians will have to reconsider who to work for to best screw up the US. Sanders is just as polarizing as Trump AND he'll ruin our economy and doesn't care about our military," former Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein (net worth $1.1 billion) tweeted. "If I'm Russian, I go with Sanders this time around."

[Mar 02, 2020] Semi-senile Biden is now so Presidential and is the best candidate forward

However, we do need to raise questions about election anomalies. Journalists should be focused on the DNC is cheating Bernie and, by extension, the American people. It must be recorded. It should be investigated. The first 4 primary contests account for only 4% of all allocated delegates, yet have a hugely disproportionate influence on the race. Of those 4 states, only NV is roughly in synch with the national demographic profile.
The whole primary system needs a major overhaul. It takes too long and costs too much (e.g., all the wasted $$ Steyer and Tulsi spent in SC). It's an embarrassing wasteful spectacle which only enriches the MSM and hired political consultant hacks. Most voters don't bother to tune in until 10-12 months into the marathon campaign. I would blow it all up and start over from scratch.
Mar 02, 2020 | caucus99percent.com

. @DWStweets endorses @JoeBiden .
"It was a very easy decision," she said. "We need to make sure that we put the best candidate forward." https://t.co/0uIvUBxlQp

-- Anthony Man (@browardpolitics) March 1, 2020

[Mar 02, 2020] They wish that this Commie Sanders do not exist

Actually, the issue at stake is patriotism. You must return to your world and put an end to the Commies. All it takes are a few good women
Mar 02, 2020 | caucus99percent.com

. @BernieSanders is trying to put @ewarren and @amyklobuchar campaigns out of their misery by beating them on #SuperTuesday in their respective home states of #Mass . and #Minn . Mistake.

He should be focusing on bigger hauls in bigger states, not trying to humiliate female rivals.

-- Howard Fineman (@howardfineman) February 28, 2020

[Feb 28, 2020] My joke packet for Mike Bloomberg by Alexandra Petri

Feb 26, 2020 | www.washingtonpost.com

I see that Mike Bloomberg hired a comedy writer to write jokes for him. I join the rest of the Internet in submitting a packet.

[Feb 28, 2020] One sure path for Bloomberg to winning the nomination

Feb 27, 2020 | www.nakedcapitalism.com

Alexandra Petri has caught this dilemma perfectly in a satirical piece for the Washington Post. Petri imagines herself a candidate (she could be one, after all; the field contains at least one person who has yet to campaign and has amassed no delegates).

Thus "Candidate Petri" writes:

We must stop Bernie Sanders, and I see no path forward but for my opponents to drop out

Now is the time to act! It is imperative that we concentrate our efforts to stop Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), and that is why I see no path forward for my campaign but for my opponents to drop out of the race.

I am calling on all of my moderate, semi-moderate and wealthy opponents to gracefully exit the nomination contest. They are wrong when they say, "I am the only one who has a chance against him and everyone else needs to drop out." I am the only one who has a chance against him, and everyone else needs to drop out.

I call on them to stop calling on me to drop out on the grounds that I lack some combination of popular support, a staff, pledged delegates, cash on hand or a path forward. In fact, I am the only one with a path, assuming that several of them drop out, in which case I will be the clear front-runner to stop Sanders. The only reason I have not yet demonstrated my ability to beat him is because everyone else is still here.

I don't know what they think their paths are! I guess they assume I will drop out, and they will get my support, which will never happen! No, never, not while there is breath in my body or dollar in my bank account.

[Feb 28, 2020] No matter what happens with the coronavirus, I'm sure Trump has it under control by Alexandra Petri

Feb 27, 2020 | www.washingtonpost.com

At a news conference Wednesday, the president announced that the president was doing a wonderful job handling the coronavirus, a statement that filled me with confidence, as it came from the president himself. The vice president and HHS head also announced that the president was doing a great job, and the president, at that point, officially put the vice president in charge of coordinating the outbreak response.

...What's best is that even if he gets overwhelmed, Jared Kushner is there, a man who can be counted upon to provide a solution to any issue , no matter how complicated.

... ... ...

"I want you to understand something that shocked me when I saw it," the president said at Wednesday's news conference. " I think most people are amazed to hear it. The flu in our country kills from 25,000 people to 69,000 people a year. That was shocking to me." This is just a sign of how the president is working carefully to understand the issue! Once his great brain is applied to it, we need fear nothing.

Also, we do not need to worry about the cuts to health programs his budget was asking for; we can always hire more doctors! Once we hire them, it will turn out that they have been working on the virus for months and developing expertise in combating it. Passionately, in their spare time, the same way the response was being coordinated.

[Feb 28, 2020] How Warren wins hearts of voters

Feb 28, 2020 | www.nakedcapitalism.com

OIFVet , , February 27, 2020 at 10:27 pm

I must admit, I was skeptical of her at first, but now that she has moved to the economically depressed part of Martha's Vineyard I have come around. Only a true woman of the people would make such a move.

[Feb 28, 2020] It has been suggested that part of Pence's job function may be to persuade the Evangelical mega-churches to suspend large meetings for a while

Feb 28, 2020 | www.nakedcapitalism.com

Samuel Conner , , February 27, 2020 at 7:57 pm

It has been suggested that part of Pence's job function may be to persuade the Evangelical mega-churches to suspend large meetings for a while. That IMO is going to be a bit of a hard sell because of the economics of those enterprises.

Pence is one of them and may have more credibility with them than the President,