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[May 24, 2020] Why do mostly rich countries suffer from COVID-19?

May 24, 2020 | www.unz.com

Why do only rich countries suffer? Why is it only the countries with a powerful liberal press, with a positive connection to the WHO, with developed hi-tech infrastructure and their own digital lords? Could it be simply that they have something to loot? It makes sense to loot Belgium, and Belgians have a lot of Covid. But it makes no sense to loot Mongolia or Cambodia. If you follow me thus far, you will also see that such things can't happen by themselves. GAFAM is the prime mover and the beneficiary, while Gates is the link between them and the WHO.

[May 24, 2020] About Pompeo threat to cut Australia from the fives eyes intelligence flows

May 24, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

uncle tungsten , May 25 2020 0:44 utc | 56

vk #4
Pompeo Warns US May Stop Sharing Intelligence With Australia Over Victoria Inking Deal With China's BRI

The battle for Australia's soul has begun.

Lets reverse that point, shall we. There is a US spy base in Australia at a place called Pine Gap. Without it being operational the USA would lose its 3 dimensional vision across the planet.

This Bannon/Trump bluster is weak as p!ss as 'sharing intelligence' is the cornerstone of the five eyes perversion that gives the USA some superiority in intelligence matters. So if sharing intelligence were withdrawn by the USA with Australia it would have meaningless consequences.

On the other hand if Australia ceased its intelligence sharing and shut down all the data traffic out of Australia - the USA would go ballistic. Not that the Oz government would ever do such a thing being a craven water carrier for the new world order etc...

Pompeo is blathering bullsh!t and he knows it and we all know it.
Odd that you would reiterate his brainless threat vk.

[May 24, 2020] What's the difference between a Director of National Intelligence and a sperm cell?

Fully applicable to Clapper ;-) Clapper is, by the way, a proven perjurer, he having claimed claimed, during a congressional testimony in March 2013, that NSA does not “wittingly” collect data on millions of Americans.
May 24, 2020 | thenewkremlinstooge.wordpress.com

Mark Chapman May 24, 2020 at 9:32 am

I read a good one the other day that is quite versatile; you can use it for almost anyone.

What's the difference between a Director of National Intelligence and a sperm cell?

A sperm cell has a one-in-a-million chance of becoming a human being.

[May 24, 2020] Wouldn't it be more useful to allocate $ 250,000 to save someone's lives instead of "Exposing Russian Health Disinformation"

$250K can buy a lot of masks, probably over million ;-)
May 24, 2020 | thenewkremlinstooge.wordpress.com

moscowexile May 24, 2020 at 4:10 am

Have they nothing better to do than peddle their Russophobia?

Wouldn't it be more useful to allocate $ 250,000 to save someone's lives, @StateDept ? Instead of "Exposing Russian Health Disinformation"
➡️ https://t.co/Hv3CydUgBX

📸 Medical aid 🇷🇺✈️🇺🇸 in NYC and Moscow pic.twitter.com/BVFxDVJJAH

-- Russia in USA 🇷🇺 (@RusEmbUSA) May 23, 2020

[May 24, 2020] FLASHBACK: WHO, China and coronavirus

See also FLASHBACK Jan. 14 WHO Tells Everyone Don't Worry Because China Says Coronavirus Isn't Contagious The Daily Caller
May 24, 2020 | www.unz.com

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[May 24, 2020] Trump and James Bond: In a Mad magazine Parody the license to kill was supported by a learners permit to make out

May 24, 2020 | www.theamericanconservative.com

kirthigdon 6 days ago

James Bond, the most iconic fictional hero of the current generation and the one before, is a psychopathic serial killer and tool of the deep state. So why wouldn't he be a womanizer too? He has a license to kill; he doesn't need a license to fornicate.

That's understood. Women want to have sex with him because he's a bad boy; men fantasize about being the bad boy that women want. It's bizarrely appropriate that spies and assassins are the heroes and often heroines of our age.

Philly guy kirthigdon 4 days ago
In a Mad magazine Parody the license to kill was supported by a learners permit to make out.

[May 24, 2020] How can I sleep at night, guarding my and other American's vital bodily fluids with weapons that might not work. I don't want to go to a gun fight with only a knife. Those Rooskies and Chinks play for keeps and they have not pissed away gargantuan amounts of money to buy useless non-working $hit

May 24, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

Gen. Jack D. Ripper , May 23 2020 22:16 utc | 27

Ladies and Gentlemen and all of you other bisexual transsexual creatures that were formally Human Beings. It is way past time to restart our Nuclear Test Program. While you may think I am joking, the reality is that we no longer know whether or not any of these weapons actually work. Think about it. Does the latest Multi-use platform military Aircraft work? No!. Does the latest version of the US Navy's Littoral Combat ship work? No! Does the most recently built and technologically wonderful US Navy Aircraft Carrier work? No!

So why do you think the Nuclear Weapons should work? These are new and high tech weapons that are cool and cost a phucking fem-nominal amount of money but they might not be any better than any of the other garbage designed by our Technological Engineering Geniuses that designed and built the latest Aircraft and Ships. How can I sleep at night, guarding my and other American's vital bodily fluids with weapons that might not work. I don't want to go to a gun fight with only a knife. Those Rooskies and Chinks play for keeps and they have not pissed away gargantuan amounts of money to buy useless non-working $hit. Besides, Vegas is closed down due to the Korona $hit so Nevada needs to get back to basics and start Nuclear testing again.

Just better do the first ones in Top Top Top Secrete in case they are duds.

[May 24, 2020] Guccifer 2.0's Hidden Agenda

May 24, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

xxx 51 minutes ago

Guccifer 2.0 was always John Brennan 1.0

[May 23, 2020] Coronavirus had shown Brwzhnev socialism and the US neoliberalism ere never as far apart as people imagined

Highly recommended!
May 23, 2020 | discussion.theguardian.com

Comment edited for clarity

Bolsheviks put ideology above and before the people needs; Neoliberals put capital above people. Neoliberals are the next-worst thing after Boslheviks (although nobody can match Bolsheviks as for excesses including Stalin terror) . That's why bothe now in the USA and in the USSR before the dissolution we have a lot of "death of despare" That said, why would anybody trust neolibral pols ?

twiglette , 11 Apr 2019 05:13

Coronavirus had shown Brezhnev socialism and the US neoliberalism were never as far apart as people imagined. Two sides of a coin. A theological dispute.

[May 23, 2020] The 5 tribes of coronavirus Society has divided up in surprising, and not so surprising ways

May 23, 2020 | www.rt.com

Banning hotel minibars, spraying bleach on beaches, dumping chicken manure on roads: Around the world in 80 madcap lockdown rules

Times of crisis bring people together under a common cause says the propaganda of the blind optimist. What we've actually seen during the coronavirus pandemic is society divide into different tribes; here are five of them. The Remain-at-Homers

This group will not leave their homes no matter what, as a matter of principle. By pure coincidence they also tend to have the biggest houses and largest gardens, and jobs they can do comfortably from their well-equipped studies. It's not self-discipline getting them through lockdown, but pure smugness which you can see on their face when they gleefully tell you, via Zoom, how long it's been since they left the house in much the same manner a veteran might describe landing on Omaha Beach or defending Stalingrad. The Anti-Lockdowners

This lot can be heard saying things like, "it's just a nasty cold," or "grandad was going to die anyway." However they justify it, they're just not interested in being forced to stay at home. You'll see them angrily protesting for their right to get a beer and a haircut... or perhaps you'll see them in the hospital on a ventilator recovering from a nasty cold.

The Hypocrites Read more Banning hotel minibars, spraying bleach on beaches, dumping chicken manure on roads: Around the world in 80 madcap lockdown rules

The Hypocrites are a strange mix of Remain-at-Homer and Anti-Lockdowner. These virtue signallers will keep up the smug facade of those who are following all the rules by staying at home to watch Netflix. However, don't be fooled because they're also going shopping for essential supplies three times a day and exercising twice a day, despite the fact that they hadn't even run for a bus in two decades before all this started. Yep, they spend more time outside than they used to!

The Snitches

And then there are the Snitches. These are your neighbours who spend the whole day longingly staring out the window dreaming of freedom, but as soon as they see you walk out the front door to buy bread and booze, they call the police to get you properly locked down. Solidarity has its limits.

The Conspiracists

These are the people who think Covid-19 is a Bill Gates plan to force you to buy Windows 27. Or that the government is just trying to wipe out pensioners. Or that 5G is downloading the virus straight into your brain in an impressive two seconds as long as your cell plan is up to date. Whatever the theory, as long as there is no proof, they'll tell you all about it. Via Zoom.

[May 23, 2020] Is Pentagon trying to use cheap oil for jingoistic see maneuvers around China

May 23, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

juliania , May 23 2020 14:07 utc | 78

Jen @ 32, I had a thought that maybe the US is starting this sea challenge because they need to use up the excess oil that's making domestic prices stay so low - not much profit in it these days though the 'little people are enjoying very low prices at the pump. And of course the virus and business shuttered is all not helping. So, let's have some big ships charging around, shall we?

[May 23, 2020] Trump cultists modus of operandi: Trump didn't say that, and if he did, that's not what he meant, and if he did mean it, you don't understand it, and if you do, it's no big deal

The same is true for Obama cultists. And Obama is far more criminal then Trump
May 23, 2020 | www.theamericanconservative.com

Mother124 KeepAmericaGreat! 2 days ago • edited

Trump cultists: Trump didn't say that, and if he did, that's not what he meant, and if he did mean it, you don't understand it, and if you do, it's no big deal, and if it is a big deal, you're a liberal who wishes Hillary had won.

[May 23, 2020] We stand with the people of Hong Kong

May 23, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

Nick , May 22 2020 18:38 utc | 8

"we stand with the people of Hong Kong".

My god, the cringe-inducing arrogance of the Washington regime is something else! Imagine after Hurricane Maria and the subsequently dismal aid effort that devastated Puerto Rico, the Chinese issued a statement lambasting the US response and saying "we stand with the people of Puerto Rico".

Disgusting regime.

[May 23, 2020] The US "decoupling" from China is like the terminal patient in ICU "decoupling" from the machinery keeping his body alive

May 23, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

William Gruff , May 22 2020 20:14 utc | 23

The US "decoupling" from China is like the terminal patient in ICU "decoupling" from the machinery keeping his body alive. It is not working out quite the way the Republican and Democrat MAGA types imagined.

[May 22, 2020] Washington officials admit to counting GUNSHOT DEATHS in Covid-19 tally, say virus death toll likely underreported despite lapses

Yes, gunshot wounds are clearly the ffect of the new coronavirus.
May 22, 2020 | www.rt.com

Health officials in Washington state said they are reassessing their Covid-19 fatality data, warning of underreported deaths.

Even after noting that five people who died of gunshot wounds were inexplicably included in the figures.

[May 22, 2020] Washington State conned out of a likely 'hundreds of millions of dollars' by Nigerian scammers

If Nigerian hackers can steal that much money, Israel, Chinese, and Russian, intel agencies probably are in the most Fed information systems doing what they want ;-)
Notable quotes:
"... officials in Washington State may have lost "hundreds of millions of dollars" to fraudsters filing bogus unemployment claim ..."
May 22, 2020 | www.rt.com
officials in Washington State may have lost "hundreds of millions of dollars" to fraudsters filing bogus unemployment claim s – all the way from Nigeria.

[May 22, 2020] Wow, the Simpsons predicted the 2020 election

May 22, 2020 | twitter.com

https://twitter.com/i/status/1263307530387820544

Phil @PhilG207 · 22h Yeah, but all US elections are like this. So I think it still applies.

mr. @rosebongwater · 12h Replying to @PhilG207 and @abloodclot this gets posted every election year. maybe we should just stop having this type of government.

Phil @PhilG207 · 12h I mean... you're not wrong

[May 21, 2020] If Trump decides to surround himself with a bunch of madmen he shouldn't be surprised if he ends up living in a madhouse.

May 21, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

Kadath , May 20 2020 22:45 utc | 40

Trump *may* not want another international crisis right now, but Elliott Abrams' entire career is based around causing international crisis and Mike "The Pompous" Pompeo was the one pushing for the Soleimani assassination.

So if Trump decides to surround himself with a bunch of madmen he shouldn't be surprised if he ends up living in a madhouse.

[May 21, 2020] 10 Steps to Turn a Pandemic into the Brave New Normal OffGuardian

May 21, 2020 | off-guardian.org

Here are the 10 steps you should employ, if you want to turn an unthreatening virus into a global power grab.

Start with an inaccurate test for it Report predominantly the number of positive tests and the death rates and get vague about whether these people died OF the virus or simply WITH it . Create a 'response' to the 'crisis' that rolls out a vast network of authoritarian measures , some of which have been in planning for a long while Shut down your hospitals to all but 'covid cases'. Cancel elective surgeries, kidney dialysis, cancer treatments, normal GP consultations and all "non-emergency healthcare". Change your laws in numerous ways to allow almost all of these new deaths to bypass normal checks and balances and be easily diagnosed as 'covid-19 related' , either with the inaccurate test or simply by 'clinical presentation'. In case some attending medics are reluctant to go along with this, change the law to allow a single MD, who may never even have seen the patient in question, to diagnose covid19 at his/her own discretion. Report how essential the new authoritarian measures are for 'saving lives'. Make sure the media calls anyone who questions any part of this a 'conspiracy theorist' .

[May 21, 2020] American democracy in action: in 2020 election the choice is between a President who has been an "utter circus" and has proven to be a freak show, and a "garden-variety" corrupt politician who also has dementia

May 21, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

Richard Steven Hack , May 21 2020 0:28 utc | 53

milomilo at 51 may have a point.

Looking at my own reaction to the 2016 candidates, I knew Hillary was the the most corrupt politician since Hermann Goering. I also knew Trump was a freak show. However, Trump did claim to be against new wars and getting along with Russia. Not that I believed him, but in a choice between the two, Trump was obviously better. And that's what the Trump supporters believed and that's why he was elected (with some help from the Electoral College setup.)

Today, it's a choice between a President who has been an *utter circus* and has *proven* to be a freak show, and a "garden-variety" corrupt politician who also has dementia. People elect corrupt politicians all the time. Is there any other kind? How likely is it that the electorate will take the time to fully understand the depth of corruption of Biden vs the *obvious* lunacy of Trump? How many people are going to believe Biden has dementia, especially if the mainstream media (outside of Fox) refuses to even mention it (you know that's what they will do)?

I don't know the answer to that and neither does anyone else.

The real questions are: how will the economy question play out before November? Does Trump get blamed? Does he get rewarded for reopening the economy even though the death toll from the virus spikes? If the virus slows in the summer, does he get rewarded for that? If a second virus wave roars in before election dat, what impact will that have? What happens with Venezuela, Iran and China over the next five months? There's plenty of time for SHTF on any of those fronts - does any of it reward or downgrade Trump's chances?

Like I said before, it is *way too soon* to be estimating the outcome of this election.


vk , May 21 2020 0:58 utc | 56

Richard Steven Hack , May 21 2020 0:58 utc | 57
This article doesn't really violate the "no-coronavirus" rule because it applies to Trump generally...and thus to the election...

The plan is to have no plan
4 May 2020 11:02 pm
https://tinyurl.com/y8tqwwje

"There is no genius there, only a damaged human being playing havoc with our lives."

Got that exactly right.

[May 21, 2020] A lot of Trump supporters keep saying that Trump doesn't want a new war - which is bullcrap since Trump doesn't know what he "wants" at any given time (he's a lot like Batman's Joker in that respect.)

May 21, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

Richard Steven Hack , May 20 2020 22:45 utc | 41

Posted by: Laguerre | May 20 2020 21:44 utc | 34 I'm not sure that Trump wants another crisis at the moment.

Politicians use one crisis to deflect another. Trump is desperate to deflect from his failed virus response and the resulting economic collapse. Starting a war somewhere is perfect, since he'll get the support of his idiots, the neocons around him will tell him he's a genius, and most people won't be directly affected (until the gas price crisis hits, of course, but since not many people are driving due to the slowed economy, that might be survivable for him.)

In any event, Trump doesn't "think" - he reacts. And *how* he reacts is mostly unpredictable.

Attacking Venezuela would probably be a bit easier than attacking Iran directly since Venezuela has one-third the population of Iran, is 1/8th the size of Iran, and its military is probably vastly less capable. Getting a (comparatively) easy military win would boost Trump's chances in November. If it did turn into a "quagmire", that could be spun and possibly stretched out to past Election Day.

And the icing on the cake is that Trump and the neocons get to aggravate Iran some more, possibly stimulating Iran to retaliate, thus increasing the odds for a direct war with Iran - but *after* the election. A lot of Trump supporters keep saying that Trump doesn't want a new war - which is bullcrap since Trump doesn't know what he "wants" at any given time (he's a lot like Batman's Joker in that respect.) But the supporters say he wouldn't risk the election by starting a war. I keep asking them: "What about *after* the election, assuming he wins?" I get crickets in response.

[May 20, 2020] Covid-19 fallout: Putin might INVADE China will DOMINATE, says the Atlantic citing 'experts'

May 20, 2020 | www.rt.com

If this is the caliber of experts who advise 10 Downing Street, it's hardly surprising that Britain has been lurching from one foreign policy fiasco to another in recent years.

[May 20, 2020] Due to Coronavirus the Grim Reaper was deprived of his seasonally adjusted mortality quota missing 21K in 12 weeks by David Stockman

Highly recommended!
Apr 28, 2020 | ronpaulinstitute.org

According to the CDC's long established mortality models, 687,000 Americans were supposed to die during the 12 weeks between February 1 and April 18.

But only 666,000 actually complied. So the Grim Reaper was deprived of his seasonally adjusted mortality quota, even as 21,000 families were spared, at least temporarily, of the loss and grief which accompanies the passing of a loved one.

Either way, how in the hell does that square with Lockdown Nation -- an unprecedented government ordered economic heart attack purportedly designed to prevent a Black Plague of illness and death?

To be sure, a better than garden variety recession was already due after a record 129- month long business expansion. But it was the sudden, virulent eruption of the Covid Death Hysteria in the halls of government that turned a scheduled business cycle contraction into a monumental catastrophe.

[May 20, 2020] Harvard Medical School Prof Questions Fauci's questionable vaccine results

May 20, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

this_circus_is_no_fun, 19 minutes ago

Wow. A real scientist. I'm glad that there's at least one left.

[May 20, 2020] MadCow in action

May 20, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

xxx 10 hours ago

Russia, Russia, Russia !!!!!!!!!!

Russia, Russia, Russia !!!!!!!!!!

Russia, Russia, Russia !!!!!!!!!!

Take Breath........

Russia, Russia, Russia !!!!!!!!!!!

xxx 10 hours ago

something is rotten in the Dutch kingdom.

usually fish rots from the head.

[May 20, 2020] Military-Industrial-Congressional-Intelligence-Media-Academia-Think-Tank complex (MICIMATT)

May 20, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

xxx Blammo, 8 hours ago

"Military-Industrial-Congressional-Intelligence-Media-Academia-Think-Tank complex (MICIMATT)"

I mostly like it but you never place the word congressional in front of the word intelligence because that's just stupid.

[May 20, 2020] The Age of Statutory Senility

May 20, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

My father, for many years a professor at Fordham Law School, used to speak jocularly of another all-too-familiar syndrome he nonetheless took seriously: he called it "the age of statutory senility." As Chancellor of the Board of Regents, he resigned well before he reached that age, offering his own example to superannuated Board colleagues (to no avail).

These days, I think he would probably consider 70 the age of "statutory senility", especially were he able to read the blather of once respected journalists -- like Frank Rich, whose work he used to enjoy. Let's make sure someone is working on a vaccine for the Trump Syndrome.

[May 20, 2020] Masks On, Clothes Off - First Strip Club In America Reopens

May 20, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

Dozens of states are already in the process of reopening their crashed economies. Now the first strip club in the country, located in Wyoming, has resumed pole dancing operations and threw a grand reopening party last Friday called "masks on, clothes off."

[May 20, 2020] [[[uncle sham]]] wanna 'investigate' Wuhan labs ! The serial arsonist, now donned in firemen's garb, helping investigation at the crime scene ? What could go wrong, ?

May 20, 2020 | www.unz.com

denk , says: Show Comment May 9, 2020 at 2:50 am GMT

[[[uncle sham]]] wanna 'investigate' Wuhan labs ! The serial arsonist , now donned in firemen's garb, helping investigation at the crime scene ? What could go wrong, ?

Who's goING to check how many of thsoe pre Wuhan 'flu deaths' in US for CV traces ?

Who's going to verify how many of the current 'CV deaths' are genuine ?

https://www.globalresearch.ca/funeral-directors-covid-19-epicenter-doubt-legitimacy-deaths-attributed-pandemic-fear-numbers-padded/5711447

Parfois1 , says: Show Comment May 9, 2020 at 4:22 am GMT
@denk

[[[uncle sham]]] wanna 'investigate' Wuhan labs !

What's so odd or unusual about that? The Ukraine was part of the joint investigation into the downing of the Malaysian plane (with veto power!), yet it was, by any impartial observer, suspect No. 1.

[May 20, 2020] But if the Russians were coming, really, wouldn't most Americans rush to Putin's assistance? And wouldn't that make America a vastly better place?

May 20, 2020 | www.unz.com

Parfois1 , says: Show Comment May 9, 2020 at 2:12 am GMT

@Ann Nonny Mouse

But if the Russians were coming, really, wouldn't most Americans rush to Putin's assistance? And wouldn't that make America a vastly better place?

Not unique either! The Russians did that in the X Century when, as tradition and legend has it, they invited the Varangians (Vikings) to come to rule over them because the squabbling parties (presumably the local variety of Reps and Dems) made the place (Kiev-Rus) ungovernable. About time they (the Russians) return the favour!

[May 20, 2020] Yes, that's absolutely weird Trump wearing goggles but not a mask while visiting a mask factory. He's not that stupid

May 20, 2020 | www.unz.com

Commentator Mike , says: Show Comment May 9, 2020 at 1:29 pm GMT

@450.org Yes, that's absolutely weird Trump wearing goggles but not a mask while visiting a mask factory. He's not that stupid. Was he trying to convey a secret message to the QAnons that we haven't been able to decipher yet?

[May 19, 2020] Russian folk medication for common cold is a generous intake of alcohol, without waiting for symptoms to become severe. This is pretty close to Trumpian musing if antiseptic could help if introduced to the body of the patient

May 19, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

Piotr Berman , May 19 2020 0:10 utc | 91

On another note, ponder that: (1) Russia has relatively low mortality among the cases, ca. 1%, (2) a Russian folk medication for common cold is a generous application of ethanol, taken orally, without waiting for symptoms to become severe (3) this is pretty close to Trumpian musing if antiseptic could help if introduced to the body of the patient. I would stress that 40% (80 proof) is the minimum, and a higher concentration may be better, BUT a triple overdose can be fatal (and equivalent of 100 ml of pure ethanol should be safe, 300 ml -- that is very, very risky).

[May 19, 2020] The potential efficiency of nikotin reminds me of a joke from the usually unfunny "married...with children": they're watching TV and see that a fitness guru they knew had dropped dead. The husband remarks that he "lacked our protective layer of tar and pollution in his lungs".

May 19, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

the pair , May 18 2020 18:38 utc | 55

odd that they're betting on nicotine patches working as (seemingly) well as the inhaled form. it seems more logical that direct exposure to the lungs would make a difference but maybe it's as effective in the bloodstream? i wonder where (flavorless) vaping would fit in the picture as it delivers a lung dose without the harmful combustion (and ammonia and burn accelerators and etc.)

reminds me of a joke from the usually unfunny "married...with children". they're watching TV and see that a fitness guru they knew had dropped dead. the husband remarks that he "lacked our protective layer of tar and pollution in his lungs".

[May 19, 2020] America: "We demand an coronavirus origin investigation, but the investigators must agree on the outcome that we specify before they begin investigating!"

Highly recommended!
May 19, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

William Gruff , May 18 2020 15:40 utc | 13

America: "We demand an investigation, but the investigators must agree on the outcome that we specify before they begin investigating!"

Why not? It works for gas attacks, chemical weapons poisoning, and airliner shoot downs, so why not biological weapons attacks too?

[May 18, 2020] Podcast Right Now Episode 2, The Russiagate Hoax, with Svetlana Lokhova and Chuck Ross

May 18, 2020 | www.theamericanconservative.com

ZizaNiam Osse 2 days ago

how dare Russia influence our politicians? only israel is allowed to do that!

[May 18, 2020] What a dirty skunk Obama is

May 18, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

onewayticket2, 55 minutes ago

it's odd that the "disinformation clearing house" stuff still gets traction. I mean the people saying it told us - FOR YEARS - that they had proof "Trump is a Russian Agent".....then launched a special prosecutor when they KNEW he wasn't. Then hired 17 lawyers and 40 FBI agents to look into his background when they KNEW he had not committed the crime they SAID they were investigating (read witch hunt).

these people should be sent to GITMO, not invited to cocktail parties in DC and treated as heroes.

estradagold, xxx 48 minutes ago

We are all Russian now. Lol

[May 18, 2020] Something about propaganda

May 18, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

farflungstar, 18 minutes ago (Edited)

Russia=good. Obama=idiot. Bashar al-Assad=benevolent leader. John Kerry= dunce. Vladimir Putin=greatest leader in the history of statecraft."

Meanwhile the rest of the MSM altogether: Russia=bad. Obama=***** Jesus. Bashar al-Assad=eeevil dictator. John Kerry=seasoned diplomat. Vladimir Putin=the 2nd coming of Hitler (after the Trump-Saddam-Gaddafi 2nd comings of Hitler)

Count Pointer Count https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sVlZ_SaKnk

[May 18, 2020] About Evelyn Farkas political activity

May 18, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

Dr Anon 36 minutes ago

Another woman who should be at home taking care of her husband, home and children.

mtumba, 29 minutes ago

What the **** do you have against husbands and children?

rockstone, 44 minutes ago

She closes by defiantly claiming "I wasn't silenced in 2017, and I won't be silenced now."

By all means Evelyn, keep talking. Especially after your lawyers tell you to shut up.

[May 18, 2020] A new way to make America great

May 18, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

JC , May 17 2020 20:31 utc | 28

Just a thought: what if people like Gordon Guthrie Chang, Jennifer Zeng, Peter Navarro or even Maria Bartiromo suggest to the two dude Trump and Pompeo sending FBI, CIA agents or even national guard to American's rural areas, small isolate farming communities in Pennsylvania, Oregon ripping off every Huawei and ZTE hardwares 2G, 3G, 4G and maybe 5G if any, cell towers and replaced it with Ericsson and Nokia. Would it make America great again ?

[May 17, 2020] Schmucks vs. financial oligarchy

May 17, 2020 | www.unz.com

MICHAEL HUDSON: Just think of when, in the debates with Bernie Sanders during the spring, Biden and Klobuchar kept saying, 'What we're paying for Medicare-for-All will be $1 trillion over 10 years.' Well, here the Fed can create $1.5 trillion in one week just to buy stocks.

Why is it okay for the Fed to create $1.5 trillion to buy stocks to prevent rich people from losing on their stocks, when it's not okay to print only $1 trillion to pay for free Medicare for the entire population? This is crazy!

[May 17, 2020] How Can Trump Still Win The Election

May 17, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

bevin | May 16 2020 18:41 utc | 6


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Yes Trump could win. And so could Biden. Voting for either should be impossible for anyone with any kind of sense of social responsibility.

So , May 16 2020 18:57 utc | 8

Yes Trump could win. And so could Biden. Voting for either should be impossible for anyone with any kind of sense of social responsibility.

So | May 16 2020 18:57 utc | 8

Activist Potato , May 16 2020 19:08 utc | 9

who cares. One idiot or another does not seem to make a difference.

We are circling back to the same situation as in 2016 - a really bad option versus a worse option. Biden is, himself, not really an option. Like Reagan, he is a face for what lurks unseen behind him.

The real power of this virus is not its ability to infect or kill (and I don't know who to believe about the "science" anymore) - it is its ability to serve as cover for so many other agendas. You have States locked down, or not, along party lines. For some, people aren't visibly dying in sufficient quantities to justify such an extreme (by Western standards) lockdown. For others, we'll never be locked down enough to be fully safe and, of course, it's "better to be safe than sorry." But in life none of us are ever truly safe. It pays not to be a fool, of course, but it's hard to tell who the real fools are in this.

Clueless Joe , May 16 2020 19:41 utc | 14
Well, if Biden is the Dem candidate and dies from coronavirus just before November, Trump might win, I suppose.
carl , May 16 2020 19:49 utc | 16
Biden can't return things to normal, because Trump is a normal U.S. President. That's the problem!

https://caitlinjohnstone.com/2020/05/14/biden-cant-return-things-to-normal-because-trump-is-a-normal-us-president-thats-the-problem/

Helena Cobban , May 16 2020 19:53 utc | 17
Why do you assume there will even *be* an election in November?

[May 16, 2020] Tucker Susan Rice and the origins of the Russia investigation

May 16, 2020 | www.youtube.com

Ed , 4 days ago (edited)

Farkas; "I'll come on the show any time and explain what you're missing."

Tucker: "You're invited on tonight."

Farkas: "Tonight? Oh, I can't make it tonight. Got a million other things to do. I'd come on any other time... But tonight?"

[May 16, 2020] A model democrat

Highly recommended!
May 16, 2020 | www.youtube.com

Absaalookemensch , 1 week ago

Adam Schiff is a model Democrat. He has no integrity, decency, honesty. He's a model Democrat.

[May 16, 2020] Biden can't return things to normal, because Trump is a normal US President. That's the problem!

May 16, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

carl , May 16 2020 19:49 utc | 17

Biden can't return things to normal, because Trump is a normal U.S. President. That's the problem!

https://caitlinjohnstone.com/2020/05/14/biden-cant-return-things-to-normal-because-trump-is-a-normal-us-president-thats-the-problem/

[May 16, 2020] The mask is a mark, stay six feet apart in church and in parks

May 16, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

lizard , May 15 2020 19:02 utc | 8

I guess we better kill mittens now. since I seem to make good lock-downers mad when I write non-poem thoughts, here are some rhymes:

the mask is a mark
stay in after dark
stay six feet apart
in church and in parks

it's for your own good
don't commune in the woods
or stray from your hood
just do what you should

and if you forget
your family, your pets
get caught in the net
and must be reset

so do what you're told
thinking is old
don't make us fold
your bones in the cold

[May 16, 2020] "Camera off, mask off" CNN hypocrisy

May 16, 2020 | www.rt.com

CNN correspondent Kaitlan Collins has been accused of Covid-19 theatrics, as she was caught hastily removing her face mask after a White House briefing. Collins has criticized Donald Trump for not wearing masks in public.

Her ... behavior caught the eye of conservative commentators. "She thought cameras were off, so mask goes off," joked Mike Cernovich.

Incidentally, Collins grilled Trump over why he wasn't wearing personal protection equipment (PPE) during a briefing on a Covid-19 vaccine in the Rose Garden on the same day.

"We've all been tested. I've been tested," Trump replied, adding that he told administration officials that masks were optional for the event.

[May 15, 2020] Trikcle down economic fake about "Lifting all boats" and COVID-19

May 15, 2020 | www.nakedcapitalism.com

Synoia , May 14, 2020 at 11:36 am

The rich were riding on the Boats being lifted by the workers.

orlbucfan , May 14, 2020 at 11:42 am

That pattern has appeared throughout recorded world history. How is it peacefully stopped?

Ed Miller , May 14, 2020 at 7:45 pm

I see the current situation more like the sinking of the Titanic (whether caused by the virus or shady financial dealing, it doesn't matter). The rich passengers get the lifeboats and the rest of the passengers get the ice water. A few survived in the water, so it's time to look to the future. Crony capitalism in a nutshell.

Bsoder , May 14, 2020 at 5:40 pm

Lifting all yachts.

[May 15, 2020] Why so few young Russians show support for "'classical' civil and political liberties". My guess is that 20 years of observation of Western practice of these noble ideals has soured them.

May 15, 2020 | turcopolier.typepad.com

RUSSIAN YOUTH. It's a widespread delusion, strengthened by the narrow circle Western reporters talk to in Russia, that " the government's anti-Western agenda and reports of widespread corruption are turning young Russians against the leader ."

Levada has done a survey of Russian youth and that's pretty hard to find; in general they're not far off their parents: a bit more liberal but also a bit more nationalist. Perhaps the most interesting result was that a solid majority thought Russia was not European.

Robinson discusses. He wonders why so few show much support for "'classical' civil and political liberties".

My guess is that 20 years of observation of Western practice of these noble ideals has soured them.

[May 15, 2020] Czechs seem not to have noticed how justice is done in the USA, where you pick someone who would be ideal as a suspect, and then threaten and coerce him into a confession.

May 15, 2020 | thenewkremlinstooge.wordpress.com
Al May 12, 2020 at 4:14 am

RT.com: 'Pure provocation': Moscow fumes as Czech media names diplomat a ricin courier in alleged assassination plot
https://www.rt.com/news/488345-prague-ricin-courier-outed/

According to television channel CT1, Czech intelligence received a tip about Konchakov from a foreign agency. However, when he arrived in Prague on March 14 supposedly carrying the toxin in his briefcase, they did not try to intercept the package. They were concerned that the tip may be wrong, misinformation planted by Russian security services to make their counterparts look like fools, the channel's '168 Hours' program said on Sunday

Mark Chapman May 12, 2020 at 11:19 am

Yes, the old we-let-him-commit-little-crimes-so-he-would-lead-us-to-Mr.-Big technique. They seem not to have noticed how justice is done in the USA, where you pick someone who would be ideal as a suspect, and then threaten and coerce him into a confession. What's hard about that? You can even pick Mr. Big, too!

[May 15, 2020] NATO Chief Urges Berlin to 'Protect Peace and Freedom' by Stationing US Nukes

May 15, 2020 | thenewkremlinstooge.wordpress.com

moscowexile May 12, 2020 at 3:02 am

Sputnik has now reported on the above Stoltenberg shite:

NATO Chief Urges Berlin to 'Protect Peace and Freedom' by Stationing US Nukes

Mark Chapman May 12, 2020 at 9:27 am
Stoltenberg is like Trump, in the sense that both are idiots, but the world will just have to wait them out because there is no medium for removing them.

[May 15, 2020] Lies, damned lies and statistics

May 15, 2020 | thenewkremlinstooge.wordpress.com

et Al May 11, 2020 at 9:11 am

al-Beeb s'Allah live news feed on their website Summary: Russia now has the third-highest number of confirmed cases in the world, overtaking UK and Italy .

Three pages further on the live feed you can read:* Russia has confirmed 2,009 deaths in total. You have to go to page four for the actual story @13:07 that links to the summary to actual story details (there are no links in the summary at all!) to read taking the total death toll to 2,009, which is far lower than the numbers reported in many other countries. (my emphasis) *** So well below the UK's own tally of 32,000 heroic deaths. That's good to know.

As others have pointed out, Russia has carried out the highest number of tests in u-Rope, now greater than 4.5 million, which is only behind the US globally

Thank God there is the BBC to put things in to proper perspective in such a professional way / sarc.

* https://www.bbc.com/news/live/world-52612438/page/3
** https://www.bbc.com/news/live/world-52612438/page/4

[May 15, 2020] A Russian sense of humor

May 12, 2020 | thenewkremlinstooge.wordpress.com

moscowexile May 12, 2020 at 7:04 am

I feel like doing what one joker did several weeks ago at the very beginning of these phoneydemic safety measures, just to cock a snook at the hysteric sheeple and these "its for your own safety" orders:

Jen May 12, 2020 at 4:19 pm

A few people around the world have been dressing as T-Rex dinosaurs.

Target shopper in the US:
https://www.miamiherald.com/news/coronavirus/article241679301.html

Australians putting out the bins:
https://7news.com.au/lifestyle/health-wellbeing/australians-dress-up-to-take-the-bins-out-during-coronavirus-crisis-c-958352

Spanish police catch someone breaching the national lockdown:
https://www.ndtv.com/offbeat/watch-man-under-coronavirus-lockdown-in-spain-leaves-home-dressed-as-dinosaur-2197172

[May 15, 2020] "We lied, we cheated, we stole", version 2.0

May 15, 2020 | turcopolier.typepad.com

WHY IS THE US IN SYRIA?

Washington longer bothers to prettify – the boot is straight to the face. ISIS?

Forget ISIS says Jeffrey : " My job is to make it a quagmire for the Russians ".

An amazing confession, in the same class as " We lied, we cheated, we stole ".

[May 14, 2020] On May 8, 1945, America and Great Britain had victory over the Nazis! "America's spirit will always win. In the end, that's what happens."

Trump has no shame. If an American didn’t do it, it either wasn’t worth doing, or it didn’t happen.
May 14, 2020 | twitter.com

Radio Chatsky ‏ 11:35 AM - 11 May 2020

in the near future

pic.twitter.com/rdJynuZUFu

[May 14, 2020] The NYT takes whatever it wants from whomever has got it, without giving anything back or acknowledging any help or assistance, if it thinks it can get away with it because it believes that, like the Empire it serves, it is Exceptional.

May 14, 2020 | thenewkremlinstooge.wordpress.com
Jen, May 10, 2020 at 3:54 am

Ben Norton, "Russian Journalists accuse NY Times of stealing stories that earned it the Pulitzer Prize – for second time"

"The New York Times has been accused for a second time of stealing major scoops from Russian journalists. One of those stories won the Times a Pulitzer Prize this May.

The journalists who have accused the Times of taking their work without credit also happen to be the same liberal media crusaders against Vladimir Putin [my emphasis] that Western correspondents at the Times and other mainstream outlets have cast as persecuted heroes

As Yasha Levine further down the page says, the NYT takes whatever it wants from whomever has got it, without giving anything back or acknowledging any help or assistance, if it thinks it can get away with it because it believes that, like the Empire it serves, it is Exceptional.

[May 14, 2020] Trump vs Biden

May 14, 2020 | www.unz.com

Miles Long , says: Show Comment May 14, 2020 at 3:26 pm GMT

" It is like professional wrestling but without the dignity."

... ... ...

[May 14, 2020] Who is who: some observations about previous US presidents

May 14, 2020 | www.unz.com

Old and Grumpy , says: Show Comment May 14, 2020 at 1:10 pm GMT

@Freda Lipshitz Good grief! LBJ opened the floodgates for the third world to make the US third world, food and all.

Nixon made commie China respectable and a trading partner. Reagan began the American fire sale for his beloved GDP and international bankers.

Both Bushes, and their beloved neocons, made the US military the globalist police force that invades the world in order invite the world here.

Clinton free traded us into Walmart Nation, and demolished free speech and association with hate laws.

Finally the liberal black Jesus turned truth into fiction and fakery into truth, imported more third world, neoconning for more senseless war and death, and all the while free trading us into Amazon nation. Trump is merely Ivanka's daddy, Jared's pussy, and America's nothing burger.

Pity the paid lefties have found us. Probably get their very existence from the recent stimulus.

[May 14, 2020] Us vs China as for free speach and the problem of reverse assimilation

May 14, 2020 | www.unz.com

John Nada , says: Show Comment May 14, 2020 at 7:58 am GMT

Lots of truth to this piece, but for the most part it's seductive bullshit. There are indeed a great many ways Americans fool themselves into thinking they live in a "free " society unlike those poor oppressed slobs in China. But the fact is, in the USA you have hundreds of thousands of enraged assholes on Twitter and the like openly calling the president a lying sack of shit. Now just how long do you think any Chinese citizen would last doing that before their Ministry of State Security arranged to have a bullet put in his head? Three hours? That alone is proof you're fooling yourself if you think these parallels are absolute, or that China is any place you'd want to belch out whatever anti-government thoughts that come a rumblin' into your head. Yes yes, it makes for amusing conversation and all, but hardly to be taken that seriously. And what's with this site and all the communist party blowjobs the contributors are dishing out these days?
SafeNow , says: Show Comment May 14, 2020 at 8:23 am GMT
I am old enough to remember America's pre-Idiocracy days, when I was growing-up, which was during the 50's and 60's. The U.S. then reverse-assimilated, adopting a relaxed level of intelligence, education, proficiency, culture, society, and conscientiousness. This unraveling was contagious across institutions, daily life, and geography. This is what enabled the pillars. So, no more first-world country. Our bad. Signing-off from California, where the lockdown-enforcing police boat chases the solitary paddle-boarder.

[May 14, 2020] Wouldn't it be fun if Moscow and Beijing disagree on whom to put into the White House?

May 14, 2020 | turcopolier.typepad.com

AMERICA-HYSTERICA.

Transcripts from House hearings have been published . Here they are . Nothing. It was all lies.

Remember Crowdstrike and its "proof" the Russians hacked it? When they're under oath, nothing. Remember all those people on TV saying there was strong evidence of collusion? Under oath, they said there wasn't any . Schiff knew this and said it anyway .

Justice Department drops case against Flynn – entrapment . More to come .

But that doesn't mean that the shills have given up: Russia will steal the next election ; or will China? But does Beijing want Trump or out ?

(Wouldn't it be fun if Moscow and Beijing disagreed on whom to put into the White House?)

[May 14, 2020] Ask which countries maintain and practice their humor and you will be naming the countries with the greatest stability of law and institutions with little need for a Human Rights Commission.

May 14, 2020 | www.unz.com

John Hagan , says: Show Comment May 14, 2020 at 5:13 am GMT

Ask which countries maintain and practice their humor and you will be naming the countries with the greatest stability of law and institutions with little need for a Human Rights Commission. Sadly the reverse is also true. Monty Python, Faulty towers, Yes Minister and The Office were conceived during a golden period in English humor which mostly began during Harold Wilson's time or the 60s era up till the 90s. Suddenly politicians became very careful to avoid policies or material that could lead to satire.

Today look to a humorless USA and imagine what Monty Python, Yes Minister or the Goons would make of one of Trump's briefings or Joe Biden's sentences.

Joe and Donald, both would 'sentence' you but one cannot finish a sentence and the other cannot make one complete without using 'fantastic', 'amazing', 'incredible' or 'greatest' attached to the first person singular.

Such a fertile garden full of radishes and turnips yet sadly there is no comedy on any of the major US networks. Is it true that a diet of carrots and drinking only white turnip maliu float has the side effect of hormonal imbalance as well as an increased desire for light bulbs and cameras, which as we all know is a persistent danger to all politicians in the US.

What does that say about the 'greatest, fantastic, most incredible' country 'ever' as Mr. Trump would have everyone believe? Perhaps that in itself is the humor as it is intrinsically without subtlety or intelligence. Something a clown might say when referring to his circus.

[May 13, 2020] In response to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, top U.S. health experts warned the nation Thursday to hold onto their fucking seats, because this bitch hasn't even thought about starting yet.

May 13, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

Marion , May 13 2020 15:26 utc | 3

This piece from The Onion could well be talking about this website lately:

In response to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, top U.S. health experts warned the nation Thursday to hold onto their fucking seats, because this bitch hasn't even thought about starting yet.

"We've been getting a lot of questions surrounding Covid-19, and, well, you all better buckle the fuck up, because this shit is about to kick into high gear," said Stanford professor of health research and policy Richard Mason, throwing all his papers in the air and warning the nation that they better strap in tight, because this motherfucker will knock you on your goddamn ass.

"If you think it's bad now, just fucking wait, because this son of a bitch is gonna go into full-fledged annihilation mode. Seriously, wash your hands, cut off your hands -- it doesn't fucking matter. You poor bastards are going to get absolutely fucking destroyed."

At press time, Mason knocked over his podium, curled up in a ball on the floor, and started screaming, "Steel yourselves!"

[May 13, 2020] Back in the USSR: two out of three Americans do not trust Trump administration and MSM information about pandemic

May 13, 2020 | www.rt.com

Just over a third of Americans trust President Donald Trump's information about the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a new poll. But given decades of crises mishandled by the government, the only surprise is that it isn't lower. A CNN poll showing that just 36 percent of Americans trust Trump for reliable information about the coronavirus was held up triumphantly by the president's critics on Tuesday as proof his credibility is circling the drain. But it's more likely to be the fallout not just from Trump, but from the two preceding presidential administrations' misrepresentation of crises, that has created epidemic levels of distrust among the people.

[May 13, 2020] The Absolutely Useless, Always Forgettable Secretary of State

May 13, 2020 | www.theamericanconservative.com

A Google query shows "Searches related to Mike Pompeo Achievements" include "Mike Pompeo weight," "Mike Pompeo net worth." One can easily imagine Pompeo, even pre-COVID, slipping out the side door at Foggy Bottom shouting as one long syllable "I'll be working from home, check with my deputy if anything comes up" while his wife is waiting in the car for him, Ferris Bueller-style.

[May 13, 2020] The Onion can't keep up with CNN: Network's coronavirus town hall to feature expert Greta Thunberg

May 13, 2020 | www.rt.com

CNN's latest installment of its 'Facts and Fears' town hall on the coronavirus pandemic will feature teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg as one of its experts. What expertise Thunberg can offer on the virus is a mystery.

[May 12, 2020] Sex scenes will be interesting':

May 12, 2020 | www.rt.com

UK govt gives film & TV industry green light to restart WITH social distancing rules

Workplaces that do reopen – including screen productions – should "ensure employees can maintain a two-meter distance from others, and wash their hands regularly," according to the new Covid-19 guidelines published by the UK government on Monday.

The practicality of film and TV production companies trying to enforce social distancing measures in and around sets has sparked an array of humorous responses on social media – particularly in relation to shooting intimate scenes.

One commenter tweeted: "Gonna be fun to watch movies where all protagonists are 2m apart...sex scenes will be interesting too." Another joked that 'romance' movies won't be able to provide the genre's usual 'will they or won't they' tension, tweeting : "spoiler alert... they won't."

[May 12, 2020] Israel To Annex the United States by Philip Giraldi

In reality this is vice versa -- Israel is a kind of unrecognized US state with multiple and outrageous special privileges
May 12, 2020 | www.unz.com

Over the past three years Donald J. Trump has delivered on his promise to be the "best friend in Washington that Israel has ever had."

...That Trump was willing to highlight and promote a major pander to the Israel Lobby on the very day he was inaugurated is more than just telling, it is bizarre.

Wally , says: Show Comment May 11, 2020 at 11:40 pm GMT

Joe Biden:

"You don't have to be a Jew to be a Zionist – I am a Zionist, My Name is Joe Biden, and Everybody Knows I Love Israel."

geokat62 , says: Show Comment May 12, 2020 at 2:24 am GMT

Israel to Annex the United States

It was already de facto all that remains is de jure !

[May 12, 2020] About naming of infections diseases

May 12, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

Yevgengy , May 11 2020 22:19 utc | 28

Human DNA has 50% in common with bananas and fruit flies. All the 'science' talk is just more pissing in the wind, it doesn't even matter where the virus came from ffs are you going to try and blame herpes on a country?!

Lurk , May 11 2020 22:45 utc | 33

@ Yevgengy | May 11 2020 22:19 utc | 28

There is some historical precedence:

The many names for syphilis

By 1500 syphilis had reached the Scandinavian countries, Britain, Hungary, Greece, Poland and Russia. Explorers took the disease to Calcutta in 1498, and by 1520 it had reached Africa, the near East, China, Japan and Oceania.

Since there was no official name for the disease people usually named it after an enemy or a country they thought responsible for it.

The French called it the "Neapolitan disease", or the "Spanish disease", and also the "great pox", the English and Italians called it the "French disease", or the "French pox", Germans called it the "French evil", the Russians called it the "Polish disease", the Polish and the Persians called it the "Turkish disease".

The Turkish called it the "Christian disease", the Tahitians called it the "British disease", in India it was called the "Portuguese disease", in Japan it was called the "Chinese pox."

[May 11, 2020] COVID-19 and the rule of law

May 11, 2020 | www.unz.com

Biff , says: Show Comment May 11, 2020 at 4:29 am GMT

@Cowboy

You may also want to use a little curiosity to figure out why a society based on the rule of law as opposed to authoritarian topdown tyranny allows for higher levels of personal achievements whereas the dullard in the collectivist system can merely commiserate with his fellow slaves under the thumb of the stultifying nanny-state

I'm curious as to what the fellow slaves are thinking when they see Americans standing in long lines for food and toilet paper?

[May 10, 2020] Fbi and the constitution

Actually the devil should have Obama face... It was he who converted FBI into political police.
May 10, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

[May 10, 2020] Obama cabal of color revolution plotters

May 10, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

And you have to ask yourself one question. They all stuck with the same exact propaganda, the same exact his information, that the Trump administration, that the Trump campaign conspired with Russia, even though they had no evidence whatsoever, and they manufactured that evidence against the president."

"And this is why all of them need to be investigated" explained Carter.

[May 10, 2020] We Sent Them Samples Of A Goat, A Papaya A Pheasant Tanzanian President Catches WHO In Epic Lie

May 10, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

As the number of confirmed coronavirus cases explodes across Africa, the creeping involvement of the WHO has made some leaders suspicious of the NGO. Tanzanian President John Magufuli was growing suspicious of the organization, so he reportedly decided to investigate whether the organization was as trustworthy and reliable as it claimed to be.

He played what the local press described as "a trick" on the organization: He sent the WHO samples of a goat, a papaya and a quail for testing.

All three samples reportedly tested positive. When the president heard the news, he reportedly confronted the WHO, then kicked the organization out of the country. Though, to be sure, the WHO has yet to comment on the situation.

[May 10, 2020] Weekend Humor What It's Like To Believe Everything 'The Media' Tells You

May 09, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com
Presented without comment for your viewing pleasure....

https://www.youtube.com/embed/QcUAG6t5aN8

Source: AwakenWithJP

[May 10, 2020] Truly Exceptional

May 10, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

Likklemore , May 9 2020 23:56 utc | 38

uncle t @ 31
Thank you for the shoutout and additional input on topic. Some commenters are adhere the "we're exceptional" -

How many are aware?
Flint, Michigan and Hanford, Washington. Hanford nuclear waste 1987-2020 an area of 580 square miles [1,500 square kms]. In 2020, the Cleanup plan still not a priority. "During the Cold War, Hanford produced about two-thirds of the plutonium for the nation's nuclear arsenal, resulting in the nation's largest collection of highly toxic radioactive waste."

Russia, China, Iran, Russia, China. Sadly there will not be a cease-fire anytime soon. In the midst of a global health crisis -

This is sick, pardon the pun.
=========

Ken Garoo , May 10 2020 0:57 utc | 40

"I'm displaying it [lede cartoon] not because I approve of its racist depiction of Americans"

Wow, I didn't know Americans were a race. You learn something new every day. I know they are Truly Exceptional (TM)(Pat Pend) - exceptional at delivering freedom and democracy to brown-colored folks who just happen to have built their countries on top of oilfields given by God to the US.

[May 10, 2020] An average terminal cancer patient has a better percentage of healthy cells.

May 10, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

Piotr Berman , May 9 2020 23:20 utc | 37

"The level of corruption inherent in the current setup (first adopted in Soviet NEP -- New Economic Policy) is tremendous, as the party has absolute political power and controls the major economic and financial areas while the entrepreneurs try to bribe state officials to get the leverage and/or enrich themselves at the state expense or bypass the bureaucratic limitations/inefficiencies imposed by the state, or offload some costs. So mafia style relationship between party officials and entrepreneurs is not an aberration, it is a norm. And periodic "purges" of corrupt Party officials do not solve the problem. Ecological problems in China are just one side effect of this."

As many noted, corruption in USA is in some sense smaller, because a lot of corrupted activities are legalized. ... A quarter of American GDP goes for defense and health care. Both areas are a veritable swamp of greed, rapacious overpricing, peddling unneeded products etc. And it is not like the remaining 75% is an oasis of honesty. An average terminal cancer patient has a better percentage of healthy cells.

[May 09, 2020] Biden Sold Out Democrats For $200k

May 07, 2020 | The Jimmy Dore Show

Captain BP&J , 20 hours ago

He sold his soul long ago for a lot less than that.

Taurean Clarke , 23 hours ago
Maybe Joe forgot which party he's part of, I mean they're both basically the same anyway.

Amor Fati , 1 day ago

He is the perfect representation of who Dems are

vinm300 , 23 hours ago

$200,000 for a speech, $600,000 for a Hillary speech to Wall St. Biden's "lifetime of public service" is paying dividends.

[May 09, 2020] Unbelievably, K Street has asked for a bailout and is on the road to getting it. I mean lobbyists are good at lobbying, I guess

May 09, 2020 | caucus99percent.com

Meanwhile, Pelosi has been talking about what she'll add to the next bill, and it's relatively unconstrained by wish lists. One of the elements is changing the eligibility standards for PPP small business loans to include 501(c)(4) and (c)(6) nonprofit organizations. You might know (c)(6) organizations by another name: lobbyists. Unbelievably, K Street has asked for a bailout and is on the road to getting it. I mean lobbyists are good at lobbying, I guess. ...

[May 08, 2020] When all else fails, blame the hired help

May 08, 2020 | www.unz.com

TimeTraveller , says: Show Comment May 8, 2020 at 7:45 am GMT

It's a regular tactic of Trump's supporters to "love Trump but hate the Trump administration." They've been doing this since the buffoon took office.

When all else fails, blame the hired help.

[May 08, 2020] Chinagate, the "intelligence community" and credibility

May 08, 2020 | www.unz.com

Rurik , says: Show Comment

[May 08, 2020] Joe Biden Could Sexually Harass Someone in the Middle of Fifth Avenue ...and get away with it

Unveiled is the total hypocrisy of #MeToo and how self-righteous Dems are when these techniques are used by them rather than against them.
May 08, 2020 | www.theamericanconservative.com

Tara Reade says Joe Biden once grabbed her privates and demanded sex. Will that change the election in November?

The Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court hearings were a turning point, when the presumption of innocence was thrown out in favor of a new standard, "credible accusation." Evidence was replaced by #BelieveAllWomen. Praised by Dems and the media as fierce justice then, it's Biden's turn now.

Imagine the same type of proceedings directed at him. Amy Klobuchar repeats her accusation that Kavanaugh, er, Biden, is a drunk, with about as little evidence now as then. Senator Dick Durbin demands Biden demand an FBI investigation into himself. Durbin says of Biden, as he did of Kavanaugh, that if he has nothing to hide then he has nothing to fear, a line often attributed to Joseph Goebbels. Kamala Harris goes in as bad cop, righteously shouting down whatever is said to her by Biden. The truth? You can't handle the truth.

After that show, imagine a second one where Elizabeth Warren, long-shot Biden VP pick Florida Representative Val Demings, Kirsten Gillibrand, Stacey Abrams, and Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer all show up to stand by Biden, not believe Reade, and/or remain silent when asked. Watching people force themselves to support Biden under these conditions is what I imagine the Beach Boys looked like backstage trying to mix Viagra and meth so they could get through "Surfin' USA" one more time.

To flesh things out, voters could call in to ask those Democratic leaders how the very serious business of #MeToo got turned into just another political tool by the "party of women." Alyssa Milano, whose take on the Kavanaugh hearings was that she believed all women without the need for due process, could be brought out to explain how now "the notion that this should be disqualifying to Biden in a race against Trump is patently ridiculous. Anybody who claims otherwise is using sexual assault as a political football."

[May 07, 2020] Womens' Rights Attorney Lisa Bloom: Yes, Biden Is A Rapist But I Endorse Him

May 07, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

" I believe you, Tara Reade ...[but] I still have to fight Trump, so I will still support Joe. But I believe you. And I'm sorry.

[May 07, 2020] I know China is wonderful. so much concrete. what an insane analogy poured more concrete.

May 07, 2020 | www.unz.com

mcohen , says: Show Comment May 6, 2020 at 11:56 am GMT

@Anon Yes anon

I know China is wonderful. so much concrete. what an insane analogy poured more concrete.

Poured more concrete.

POURED MORE CONCRETE

https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2019/feb/25/concrete-the-most-destructive-material-on-earth

https://amp.scmp.com/yp/discover/news/environment/article/3061057/why-concrete-worse-plastic

really anon you are in the wrong section of the internet.

[May 07, 2020] There's no justice in this world but I'm not complaining

May 07, 2020 | www.unz.com

Rev. Spooner , says: Show Comment May 6, 2020 at 3:59 pm GMT

@Znzn The irony is that smokers and even smokers who quit are less likely to get Covid 19 according to statistics published recently. There's no justice in this world but I'm not complaining, I quit 4 years ago.

[May 07, 2020] Is "raptuted" Pompeo functionally illiterate?

May 07, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

karlof1 , May 5 2020 22:22 utc | 29

Haven't heard from Iranian FM Zarif in awhile. Here he is calling Pompeo illiterate or so it seems:

".@SecPompeo pretends UNSCR 2231 is independent from #JCPOA.

"He should READ 2231.

"JCPOA is PART of 2231. That's why it's 104 pages -- & why he's not read it.

"2231 for Dummies:

"-It would NOT EXIST w/o JCPOA

"-US violated it & prevented others from complying

"-US has NO standing."

[May 06, 2020] Russian virusolog about an interesting form of institutional idiotism: enforcing wearing of masks outside closed spaces

Notable quotes:
"... "Actually, wearing masks on the street is stupid. First, in the open air, it is absolutely useless, only makes it difficult for people with disabilities to breathe. But, of course, in public places, shops, probably, wearing a mask should be left. Secondly, if you do not provide the entire population with masks, it will end in the fact that a person will buy a single mask and wear it forever, which will cause much more harm to health," Zverev says. ..."
May 06, 2020 | vz.ru

The virologist also spoke about the possible introduction of a mandatory "mask regime" throughout Russia, which is written about by the media.

"Actually, wearing masks on the street is stupid. First, in the open air, it is absolutely useless, only makes it difficult for people with disabilities to breathe. But, of course, in public places, shops, probably, wearing a mask should be left. Secondly, if you do not provide the entire population with masks, it will end in the fact that a person will buy a single mask and wear it forever, which will cause much more harm to health," Zverev says.

He explains that after two hours of continuous wearing of the mask, it becomes wet, which turns it from a means of protection to a means of infection with viruses and bacteria. Zverev reminds that in addition to the coronavirus in the world, there are still a huge number of infections that can also cause severe harm to a person, so it is not necessary to resort to such measures yet.

Earlier, a mandatory "mask regime" was introduced in the Moscow region in order to prevent a new coronavirus. For going out on the street without this means of protection, citizens of the region face a fine of 4 thousand rubles.

[May 06, 2020] An old expression: "Sarcasm is the lowest form of wit," can be extended with: 'Video is the lowest form of information'

May 06, 2020 | www.unz.com

skrik , says: Show Comment May 6, 2020 at 4:42 pm GMT

@onebornfree An old expression: "Sarcasm is the lowest form of wit," updated for the here and now, boys: 'Video is the lowest form of information' [huge bandwidth, wastes much time to watch in 'real' time, can't copy'n paste even the tiniest detail.]

[May 06, 2020] Is this China variant of the murder of Seth Rish ?

May 06, 2020 | www.unz.com

450.org , says: Show Comment May 6, 2020 at 12:37 pm GMT

Things That Make You Say Hmmmm

https://news.yahoo.com/researcher-verge-making-very-significant-030320409.html

Maybe it's just a coincidence but there are so many coincidences, collectively when combined, it leads one to believe it's more than just coincidence.

Sometimes a cigar is not a cigar and instead COVFEFE-19.

[May 06, 2020] And who watches TV news?

May 06, 2020 | www.unz.com

Alden , says: Show Comment May 6, 2020 at 4:25 pm GMT

@Adrian E. That's not how China flu spread from Wuhan to the entire planet. According to all the LOL experts on UNZ the virus was created in a lab at Fort Derrick MD. Then all the Americans who went to the Wuhan military games spread the virus around the bat soup and butcher stands of Wuhan and went home cackling in glee at what they did.

Being American morons working for the eeeeevvvvviiiiiilll Trump administration they didn't realize the virus would spread all over the world killing half the world's population in a month.

6 months into the 2019-20 flu season and America still hasn't reached the deaths of the 2017/19 flu seasons. That may be true, but according to the Wise MEN OF UNZ, the bizarro quintuple exponent math will soon arrive and we'll all die.

Coronavirus is one of the most common viruses around. They even vaccinate dogs and domestic herds against it.

And who watches TV news?

[May 06, 2020] Prompeo talk about investigation: does a team of foxes wants to investigate a break-in into chicken coup

May 06, 2020 | www.unz.com


AnonFromTN , says: Show Comment May 6, 2020 at 6:28 pm GMT

Why would a medically competent country be investigated by a medically incompetent one?

To play out classical imperial scenario. A team of foxes investigates a break-in into chicken coup. The verdict is predictable: Xi/Putin/Maduro/whoever did it, whereas the fox with feathers on its muzzle is absolutely innocent. That's the rule of law, imperial style.

AnonFromTN , says: Show Comment May 6, 2020 at 6:37 pm GMT
@Johnny Walker Read

Everybody I know who was sick and/or had similar symptoms did so way before it was even heard of in Wuhan.

That's an un-American fact. You have to remember that spreading the truth that undermines the imperial propaganda line is punishable by indefinite incarceration w/o due process.

[May 06, 2020] No only in China or Philippines

Multiculturalism in action ;-)
May 06, 2020 | www.unz.com

PandaAtWar , says: Show Comment May 6, 2020 at 8:42 am GMT

@Godfree Roberts A Florida-based BBQ-bats restaurant:

https://www.npr.org/sections/itsallpolitics/2012/08/07/158221181/on-the-road-in-florida-hard-times-politics-and-smoked-bat?t=1586550826104&t=1588706931770

[May 06, 2020] Michigan Health Center Workers Stage "Fake Patients" In COVID19 Testing Line For CBS News

May 06, 2020 | www.unz.com

Agent76 , says: Show Comment May 6, 2020 at 6:24 pm GMT

May 6, 2020 #ExposeCBS Michigan Health Center Workers Stage "Fake Patients" In COVID19 Testing Line For CBS News

[May 06, 2020] Onion: Lambasting the rival superpower for what he called "reckless" and "irresponsible" behavior, President Donald Trump publicly blamed China Monday for acting too late in coordinating the U.S. Covid-19 response.

May 06, 2020 | www.unz.com

Ron Unz , says: Show Comment May 6, 2020 at 4:20 am GMT

A commenter on a different thread noted this piece from The Onion, which does an excellent job of explaining America's justifiable anger at China:

WASHINGTON -- Lambasting the rival superpower for what he called "reckless" and "irresponsible" behavior, President Donald Trump publicly blamed China Monday for acting too late in coordinating the U.S. Covid-19 response. "China knew our nation was facing a deadly threat as early as January, and yet they did nothing to develop a plan we could use to slow the spread of the virus," said Trump, noting thousands of American lives could have been saved if Chinese president Xi Jinping had only taken the threat seriously from the start and implemented a strategy to reduce the negative impact on the U.S. economy. "The Chinese government just kept waiting and waiting, sitting on their hands as the outbreak spread through the U.S. rather than leading our nation in the way it so desperately needed.

States shouldn't be left out to dry, putting together piecemeal pandemic responses. What else is a strong Communist Party for? And now they're trying to cover it up, claiming the U.S. isn't their responsibility."

At press time, Trump added the administration had obtained new intelligence suggesting the Chinese government had engineered coronavirus in a lab in Washington.

https://www.theonion.com/trump-blames-china-for-acting-too-late-in-coordinating-1843243502

[May 06, 2020] Whom Bitcoin brings together

May 06, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

Deltaeus , May 6 2020 9:29 utc | 63

@karlof1 | May 5 2020 21:05 utc | 18

There was an amusing quote from somewhere, something like:

Bitcoin brings together
everything people don't understand about money with
everything people don't understand about technology.

[May 05, 2020] Just Like There Were No WMDs, There's No 'Virus Of Mass Destruction'... by C.J.Hopkins

Notable quotes:
"... These facts did not matter, not in the slightest. By that time, Westerners were totally immersed in the official War on Terror narrative, which had superseded objective reality. Herd mentality had taken over. It's difficult to describe how this works; it's a state of functional dissociation. It wasn't that people didn't know the facts, or that they didn't understand the facts. They knew the Iraqis weren't "terrorists." At the same time, they knew they were definitely "terrorists," despite the fact that they knew that they weren't. They knew there were no WMDs, that there had never been any WMDs, and still they were certain there were WMDs, which would be found, although they clearly did not exist. ..."
May 05, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

Authored (satirically) by C.J.Hopkins via ConsentFactory.,org,

There comes a point in the introduction of every new official narrative when people no longer remember how it started. Or, rather, they remember how it started, but not the propaganda that started it. Or, rather, they remember all that (or are able to, if you press them on it), but it doesn't make any difference anymore, because the official narrative has supplanted reality.

You'll remember this point from the War on Terror, and specifically the occupation of Iraq. By the latter half of 2004, most Westerners had completely forgotten the propaganda that launched the invasion, and thus regarded the Iraqi resistance as "terrorists," despite the fact that the United States had invaded and was occupying their country for no legitimate reason whatsoever. By that time, it was abundantly clear that there were no "weapons of mass destruction," and that the U.S.A. had invaded a nation that had not attacked it, and posed no threat to it, and so was perpetrating a textbook war of aggression.

These facts did not matter, not in the slightest. By that time, Westerners were totally immersed in the official War on Terror narrative, which had superseded objective reality. Herd mentality had taken over. It's difficult to describe how this works; it's a state of functional dissociation. It wasn't that people didn't know the facts, or that they didn't understand the facts. They knew the Iraqis weren't "terrorists." At the same time, they knew they were definitely "terrorists," despite the fact that they knew that they weren't. They knew there were no WMDs, that there had never been any WMDs, and still they were certain there were WMDs, which would be found, although they clearly did not exist.

The same thing happened in Nazi Germany. The majority of the German people were never fanatical anti-Semites like the hardcore N.S.D.A.P. members. If they had been, there would have been no need for Goebbels and his monstrous propaganda machine. No, the Germans during the Nazi period, like the Americans during the War on Terror, knew that their victims posed no threat to them, and at the same time they believed exactly the opposite, and thus did not protest as their neighbors were hauled out of their homes and sent off to death camps, camps which, in their dissociative state, simultaneously did and did not exist.

What I'm describing probably sounds like psychosis, but, technically speaking, it isn't not quite. It is not an absolute break from reality. People functioning in this state know that what they believe is not real. Nonetheless, they are forced to believe it (and do, actually, literally, believe it, as impossible as I know that sounds), because the consequences of not believing it are even more frightening than the cognitive dissonance of believing a narrative they know is a fiction. Disbelieving the official narrative means excommunication from "normality," the loss of friends, income, status, and in many cases far worse punishments.

Herd animals, in a state of panic, instinctively run towards the center of the herd. Separation from the herd makes them easy prey for pursuing predators. It is the same primal instinct operating here.

It is the goal of every official narrative to generate this type of herd mentality, not in order to deceive or dupe the public, but, rather, to confuse and terrorize them to the point where they revert to their primal instincts, and are being driven purely by existential fear, and facts and truth no longer matter. Once an official narrative reaches this point, it is unassailable by facts and reason. It no longer needs facts to justify it. It justifies itself with its own existence. Reason cannot penetrate it. Arguing with its adherents is pointless. They know it is irrational. They simply do not care.

We are reaching this point with the coronavirus narrative. It is possible that we have already reached it. Despite the fact that what we are dealing with is a virus that, yes, is clearly deadly to the old and those with medical conditions, but that is just as clearly not a deadly threat to the majority of the human species , people are cowering inside their homes as if the Zombie Apocalpyse had finally begun. Many appear to believe that this virus is some sort of Alien-Terrorist Death Flu (or weaponized Virus of Mass Destruction) that will kill you the second you breathe it in.

This is not surprising at all, because, according to the official narrative, its destructive powers are nearly unlimited. Not only will it obliterate your lungs, and liquidate all your other major organs , and kill you with blood clots, and intestinal damage, now it causes " sudden strokes in young adults ," and possibly spontaneous prostate cancer, and God knows what other medical horrors!

According to all the "scientists" and "medical experts" (i.e., those that conform to the official narrative, not all the other scientists and medical experts ), it is unlike any other virus that has ever existed in the history of viruses.

It certainly doesn't follow the typical pattern of spreading extensively for a limited period, and then rapidly dying down on its own, regardless of what measures are taken to thwart it, as this Israeli study would seem to indicate.

Also, " we have no immunity against it ," which is why we all have to remain "locked down" like unruly inmates in a penitentiary until a vaccine can be concocted and forced onto every living person on earth.

Apparently, this mandatory wonder vaccine will magically render us immune to this virus against which we have no immunity (and are totally unable to develop immunity), which immunity will be certified on our mandatory "immunity papers," which we will need to travel, get a job, send our kids to school , and, you know, to show the police when they stop us on the street because we look like maybe we might be "infected."

Germany (where I live) is way out in front of this. According to the Süddeutsche Zeitung , the federal government plans to introduce a coronavirus "immunity card" as part of its "Infection Protection Law," which will grant the authorities the power to round up anyone "suspected to be contagious" and force them into uh "quarantine," and "forbid them from entering certain public places." The Malaysian authorities have dispensed with such niceties, and are arresting migrant workers and refugees in so-called "Covid-19 red zones" and marching them off to God knows where.

Oh, yeah, and I almost forgot the germ and chemical warfare researchers at DARPA (i.e., the U.S. military's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) have developed some new type of fancy blood test that will identify "asymptomatic carriers" (i.e., people who display no symptoms whatsoever).

So that will probably come in handy especially if the " white supremacists ," " Red-Brown extremists ," and " conspiracy theorists " keep protesting the lockdown with their wives and kids !

And these are just the latest additions to a list of rather dystopian examples of the " brave new normal " official narrative that GloboCap is rolling out, right before our very eyes (which the OffGuardian editors have streamlined here and here , and which continues on Twitter ). It's all right there in black and white. They aren't hiding the totalitarianism they don't have to. Because people are begging for it. They are demanding to be "locked down" inside their homes, forced to wear masks, and stand two meters apart, for reasons that most of them no longer remember.

Plastic barriers are going up everywhere. Arrows on the floor show you which way to walk. Boxes show you where to stand. Paranoid Blockwarts are putting up signs threatening anyone not wearing a mask . Hysterical little fascist creeps are reporting their neighbors to the police for letting their children play with other children . Millions of people are voluntarily downloading " contact tracing applications " so that governments and global corporations can monitor their every movement. In Spain, they bleached an entire beach , killing everything, down to the insects, in order to protect the public from "infection." The Internet has become an Orwellian chorus of shrieking, sanctimonious voices bullying everyone into conformity with charts, graphs, and desperate guilt-trips, few of which have much connection to reality.

Corporations and governments are censoring dissent . We're approaching a level of manufactured mass hysteria and herd mentality that not even Goebbels could have imagined.

[May 05, 2020] Professor Neil Ferguson Whose Doomsday Models Sparked Global Lockdown Resigns After Breaking Quarantine To Bang Married Lover

May 05, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

Professor Neil Ferguson - whose dire coronavirus predictions prompted worldwide lockdown measures still in place - broke his own advice on the need for strict social distancing to hook up with his married lover , according to the Telegraph .

On at least two occasions, Antonia Staats, 38, travelled across London from her home in the south of the capital to spend time with the Government scientist, nicknamed Professor Lockdown.

The 51-year-old had only just finished a two-week spell self-isolating after testing positive for coronavirus.

Prof Ferguson told the Telegraph: " I accept I made an error of judgment and took the wrong course of action. I have therefore stepped back from my involvement in Sage [the government's Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies] . - Telegraph

... ... ...

Ferguson, who resigned from his Government advisory position on Tuesday , predicted that up to 500,000 Britons and 2.2 million in the US would die without measures. Somehow, Sweden - which enacted virtually no measures to mitigate the virus. has a lower per-capita mortality rate than the UK, Italy, Spain, France, Belgium and the Netherlands - all of which enacted lockdown measures.

And while his computer models were flat-wrong, Ferguson - who leads the team at Imperial College London, has frequently appeared on media to support the lockdown and "very intensive social distancing" measures.

Of note, Ferguson and Staats hooked up on March 30 - the same day he gave a public warning that the one-week-old lockdown measures would need to remain in place until June.

[May 05, 2020] How the Dems have cancelled democracy and decency

Dems are a joke.
May 05, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org
The dems are incapable of finding a credible stand in for Biden. Some flunky might come to the fore but thet will most likely be the result of a 'committee' decision as the dems have cancelled democracy and decency.

Posted by: uncle tungsten | May 5 2020 18:31 utc | 4


Jackrabbit , May 5 2020 20:31 utc | 15

Seeing everyone get worked up over Biden is funny. Do you think you'll get a better candidate? Bernie dropped out for a reason. He was never a real candidate. There will not be any real candidate for change.

Killary's pretended "health problems" in 2016 seem like a fore-shadowing of Biden's. May be she really is the ultimately "the one" in 2020.

All we can do is watch and LOL.

!!

ptb , May 5 2020 19:09 utc | 9

nah, as long as DC Democrats run the show, it'll be Biden all the way.
VP nominee: Jeb Bush in drag.

burnemall , May 5 2020 19:17 utc | 10
Burn em all!
Elephant , May 5 2020 19:20 utc | 11
It doesn't matter who the nominee is, and that's true for both parties. As I believe we all know, Wall Street, the military-industrial complex and, to some extent, the bureaucracy, are what drives the agenda. The goons heading up the parade are simply an odd form of bread and circus.
Lozion , May 5 2020 19:30 utc | 12
I say its time for Cthulhu.

https://cthulhuforamerica.com/

After all, Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn..
Right?

Jen , May 5 2020 20:08 utc | 14
Lozion @ 14:

Cthulhu couldn't destroy the US any more than its politicians and other leaders in its other institutions (in education, in the entertainment and media industries, in the financial sector, in the defence industry) have already done so perhaps his time has come.

Yog Sothoth for Vice President!

[May 05, 2020] The old "oxygen of publicity" only works in Intensive Care.

May 05, 2020 | thenewkremlinstooge.wordpress.com

Cortes April 10, 2020 at 1:36 am

Still some resistance to the narrative:

https://sputniknews.com/uk/202004101078902322-labour-councillor-reels-from-backlash-after-claim-that-boris-johnson-in-icu-was-publicity-stunt/

No mention of this on the Guardian or the BBC sites this morning. The old "oxygen of publicity" only works in Intensive Care.

[May 05, 2020] Will coronavirus produce some downshifing of the first World?

May 05, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

blues , May 5 2020 0:17 utc | 92

I've always been fascinated by bicycle gear shifters based on deceptively simple 'chain derailleurs'. The action is so smooth. I say the coronavirus crisis will not go to waste. The 'First World' will be smoothly 'down-shifted' to a 'Second World' (but not the communist version). We will find ourselves eating small bowls of rice, with maybe a small fish. Doggy bagging will not be cool anymore -- we will not be bringing the cultural left-overs from our now-finished First World Feast back home 'for the doggy'. The hypercrafted implements of the technosphere will be a stripped-down a bit, and some level of primitivism will cease to be be held in contempt. Some of us will freak out, however.

[May 05, 2020] Could there be a more obvious demonstration that the man is FULL OF SHIT??

Notable quotes:
"... The bungling, toxic incompetence of this administration is quite something to behold. Wow... ..."
May 05, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

farm ecologist , May 4 2020 18:53 utc | 4

RADDATZ: Do you believe it was manmade or genetically modified?

POMPEO: Look, the best experts so far seem to think it was manmade. I have no reason to disbelieve that at this point.

RADDATZ: Your -- your Office of the DNI says the consensus, the scientific consensus was not manmade or genetically modified.

POMPEO: That's right. I -- I -- I agree with that. Yes. I've -- I've seen their analysis. I've seen the summary that you saw that was released publicly. I have no reason to doubt that that is accurate at this point.

To summarize: Pompeo does not doubt that the virus has been genetically modified, but he also does not doubt that is has not been genetically modified.

Could there be a more obvious demonstration that the man is FULL OF SHIT??


Jpc , May 4 2020 19:13 utc | 8

To Farm ecologist.

You are totally on the money. How or why is he in this job?
It's demented!

Sol Invictus , May 4 2020 19:16 utc | 12
Those incompetent neo-confederates leading america into oblivion will jumble strategic defeats with winning. So much for accountability, hard work and personal responsability... Seems they can't compete fairly without superior military variable of adjustment and threat of violence against adversaries. Orange springs eternal and their great white hope has now adopted a paralizing rhetoric of victimization - republican lawmakers follow suit and are going so far as invoking a western bid for monetary reparations from Chinese depredations. # the art of winnig for maggots, derp.
Daniel , May 4 2020 20:56 utc | 34
The bungling, toxic incompetence of this administration is quite something to behold. Wow...

[May 05, 2020] The mayor of Las Vegas: We've had viruses for years... I want the hotel rooms open

May 05, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

Mao , May 5 2020 1:05 utc | 100

'We've had viruses for years... I want the hotel rooms open' -- The mayor of Las Vegas gave this unbelievably alarming interview to Anderson Cooper

https://twitter.com/nowthisnews/status/1253323490356166663

https://twitter.com/justinbaragona/status/1253034005462646784

[May 04, 2020] Pompeo believes coronavirus was 'man-made,' also agrees with intelligence that it was not

Notable quotes:
"... "The best experts so far seem to think it was man-made. I don't have reason to disbelieve them at this point," ..."
"... "I don't believe the virus was man-made." ..."
May 04, 2020 | www.rt.com

In his rush to accuse Beijing of unleashing the scourge of Covid-19 on an unsuspecting world, the US Secretary of State said the coronavirus was man-made, before making a U-turn without even blinking. "The best experts so far seem to think it was man-made. I don't have reason to disbelieve them at this point," Mike Pompeo told ABC's 'This Week' when asked about a statement from the US intelligence community that unequivocally said the opposite.

Host Martha Raddatz twice asked Pompeo to clarify whether his view differed from that of American intelligence, and he voiced his total support for the spies – though he stopped short of actually saying "I don't believe the virus was man-made."

See also : 'We lied, we cheated, we stole' Pompeo offers honest, if disturbing admission about CIA activity , Apr 29, 2019

[May 04, 2020] COVID-19, schools and gunmen

Notable quotes:
"... Is anyone else a bit concerned that AR15 wielding gunmen marched into Michigan's State House demanding they Reopen℠ the schools, as part of their "get back to work" protest? ..."
May 04, 2020 | www.nakedcapitalism.com

Yes, I am well aware that audible birdsong, dancing dolphins, and cleaner air and water have come at tremendous economic cost. Which has not only been endured so far, but which will continue to cause future suffering.

Monty , , May 3, 2020 at 1:14 pm

One other benefit has been the lack of school shootings in the US.

Is anyone else a bit concerned that AR15 wielding gunmen marched into Michigan's State House demanding they Reopen℠ the schools, as part of their "get back to work" protest?

Idiocracy , May 3, 2020 at 11:58 pm

The rednecks are inheriting the world, while the yuppies are too scared to come out of their condo, unless uncle Bill blesses them with his magical vaccine. What a wonderful world to live in.

[May 04, 2020] Humans as cancel cells on the Plant Earth

May 04, 2020 | www.nakedcapitalism.com

Pym of Nantucket , May 3, 2020 at 10:57 am

It will be very difficult admitting that humanity itself is the main problem for the planet. Efforts will be made to find positive narrative for the coming cognitive dissonance. Humans as the cancer in the organism is simply the best metaphor for this.

If you are a cancer cell, cancer is great. Growth, expansion, more resource use, sky's the limit

a different chris , May 3, 2020 at 11:17 am

It may not be difficult at all for 90+ percent of us. But it won't make any difference. We have had Stockholm Syndrome, but if that does pass – well the underlying thing about Stockholm Syndrome is with or without it you are still a prisoner.

periol , May 3, 2020 at 12:46 pm

I'm imagining dark smoky rooms where the cancer cell executive officers (CCEOs) meet and go over the figures for YOY growth, look at lagging sectors, examine district fundamentals, and then set the expansion goals for the next quarter. Probably going to need to implement some means-testing and infrastructure spending to keep growth on track, maybe some targeted resource allocation and redistribution to their biggest supporters.

Meanwhile there are some rebellious cancer cells that are starting to get the sense that it's possible infinite growth models can't work if the world they inhabit is finite. You can even hear the arguments if you strain: "We can't keep growing forever, we're going to kill the host."

The CCEOs have large organizations to manage and can't be bothered with the naysayers. "This is the way we've always done it, and this is the way we're going to keep doing it."

John Zelnicker , May 3, 2020 at 1:01 pm

+100

Michael Fiorillo , May 3, 2020 at 2:56 pm

And as Larry Summers told Elizabeth Warren, who clearly took the lesson to heart, if you want to be in the room where the decisions are made, you must never publicly critique or dissent.

Harry , May 3, 2020 at 5:06 pm

+1

A fine observation. Explains so much!

[May 03, 2020] Ignorant Italians majors do not understand that 99% of coronavirus infections happened in closed spaces.

As long as social distancing is maintained, there is no harm of people specing some time ourdoors. Excessive zeal here is countrproductive
May 03, 2020 | www.youtube.com

Angry Italian mayors rage at people ignoring coronavirus lockdown rules - YouTube


ppermint , 1 month ago

Well, walking your dog around the home for 5 minutes with no other people around, will not spread anything and will keep a better mental health. Italians have gone from total ignorance to total isolation - another extreme. Unfortunately, many people are undisciplined and careless, so there's no other choice. By the way, stop running: you may already have the virus, making any physical effort will only waste your body energy to fight the virus

spywhale , 1 month ago

Its not the people in the open countryside or walking in the streets or relaxing in the park spreading the virus its when people travel together in buses, trains or any crowded environment.

shaun grobbelaar , 2 weeks ago

Ah the open border Italian wussy is complaining about smokes. they stupid

forist1 , 2 weeks ago

The Camorra are scared of the Black Axe , Maybe if the mayors stopped turning a blind eye to the growing threat of criminal gangs on there streets instead of bullying there citizens Italy would be a safer place to live .

NotJerry Beans , 1 month ago

Poor government makes ignorant majors

Michael Lee , 1 month ago

"Sweet coronavirus-flavoured cream" that's a good one, Mayor.

Eagle 4 , 1 month ago

"What do you even need these haircuts for!?" 😂😂😂😂

Justin B , 1 month ago

They've censored all the funny bits. Like how the mayor with the glasses says the f word a lot and the one talking about hairdressing says the casket is closed, noones going to see your new haircut when yo dead' 😂

P.C. Π.Χ.Φ.Ω , 1 month ago

Love them all Mediterreneans-they have such passion and fire in them . Italians, Greeks, Spanish..LOL

Ma Sa , 1 month ago

I love the last part "why people suddenly become runners."

Sam H , 1 month ago

i love their dark humour. viva italia! what a tremendous loss of the country's elderly population, I love italian elderly, they have so much wisdom and charisma. what a loss.

Emah Edabus , 1 month ago

The best one from another clip was: if u have a party I'll send the police with flamethrowers. They're all passionate!

Tristan Lau , 1 month ago

If anyone in Italy violates the lockdown rules will be subjected to eating pineapple pizza, the streets will be empty.

Adriana Giuro-Walla , 1 month ago

"La bestialità totale!" 🤣 Grande Sindaco De Luca!

A BC , 1 month ago

I must admit, I feel so much better working from home than dragging myself to the office. And there is so much flexibility.

Pesi Belau , 4 weeks ago

The best one were the who made references to will smith and the one who threathen to send police with torch to break party out!!

[May 02, 2020] Top Coronavirus clusters in the US? Prisons, meat packing plants, and a Navy ships

May 02, 2020 | www.nakedcapitalism.com

Hana M , May 1, 2020 at 2:15 pm

This is such a great thread: Top 10 Coronavirus clusters in the US? Prisons, meat packing plants, a Navy battleship. Next 10? Prisons, meat packing plants, nursing homes. Next 10? And the 10 after that? Prisons, meat packing plants and nursing homes .

https://twitter.com/ginasue/status/1255847978004287489

[May 02, 2020] Biden Campaign Fundraising Email Reminds Donors Sexual Assault Allegations Don't Bury Themselves"

This is useless (most politicians are sexual predators; that comes with the territory) but pitch perfect interpretation of Biden's Tara Reade story from Onion
May 02, 2020 | www.theonion.com

"We'll be honest -- this isn't going to be cheap. It's not just going away like we thought it would. We know it seems like we can coast off the media suppressing the story, but there's a lot of important work to be done behind the scenes to ensure these accusations never see the light of day.

These sexual assault allegations have already broken through to The Washington Post, and if we don't meet our fundraising goal by midnight tonight, it could be front page news tomorrow."

[May 02, 2020] If the "intelligence" agents work harder, may be they can find the Iraqi WMD weapons in Wuhan labs, right?

May 02, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

Red Ryder , May 1 2020 17:45 utc | 52

NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ODNI News Release No. 11-20

April 30, 2020

Intelligence Community Statement on Origins of COVID-19

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Office of the Director of National Intelligence today issued the following Intelligence Community (IC) statement:

"The entire Intelligence Community has been consistently providing critical support to U.S. policymakers and those responding to the COVID-19 virus, which originated in China. The Intelligence Community also concurs with the wide scientific consensus that the COVID-19 virus was not manmade or genetically modified.

"As we do in all crises, the Community's experts respond by surging resources and producing critical intelligence on issues vital to U.S. national security. The IC will continue to rigorously examine emerging information and intelligence to determine whether the outbreak began through contact with infected animals or if it was the result of an accident at a laboratory in Wuhan."
###

d dan , May 1 2020 17:48 utc | 53

If the "intelligence" agents work harder, may be they can find the Iraqi WMD weapons in Wuhan labs, right?

OK, I am confused. If that happens, which country should they invade, China or Iraq?

[May 02, 2020] Nothing but overt hostility is acceptable the USA never forgives its enemies. Oh; unless they're Nazis. Oops, or Japanese.

May 02, 2020 | thenewkremlinstooge.wordpress.com

Mark Chapman April 27, 2020 at 9:55 am

Nothing but overt hostility is acceptable – the USA never forgives its enemies. Oh; unless they're Nazis. Oops, or Japanese. Hey; I'm starting to notice a pattern – the USA is quite willing to forgive enemies it has conquered and bent to its own use.

[May 02, 2020] Not only do Americans tolerate incompetence in their public officials, they expect it.

May 02, 2020 | thenewkremlinstooge.wordpress.com

Mark Chapman April 28, 2020 at 9:34 am

Patterson had me until he said "The American people have never tolerated incompetence in their public officials; you are going to crash and burn, my fatheaded friend". The poor fool. Not only do Americans tolerate incompetence in their public officials, they expect it.

I wouldn't go so far as to say they welcome it, but their disappointment at learning yet another public official is incompetent never seems to inspire a revolution such as America constantly urges on other countries when their public officials are incompetent, or even when America portrays their public officials as incompetents.

Patient Observer April 28, 2020 at 2:30 pm
I was looking for a trace of sarcasm in Patterson. Perhaps it was there.

Like Like

Mark Chapman April 28, 2020 at 2:46 pm
That's part of what made it funny.
Jen April 28, 2020 at 3:15 pm
You have to watch the whole episode "Trash of the Titans" to appreciate the sarcasm behind Patterson's statement; as it turns out, Springfield (as a microcosm of the US public) does tolerate what Homer does next as the new Sanitation Commissioner.

In a bizarre real-life near-repeat of this episode, though Matt Groening and his fellow creators would never have dreamed of it at the time, is that in the year 2000, Toronto City Council almost went ahead with a proposal that was the same as what Homer Simpson does in the cartoon.

[May 02, 2020] Predictive programming at its finest: 2012 London Olympics Opening Ceremony Anticipated Pandemic

Apr 28, 2020 | www.legitgov.org

Satanists Playing Us Like a Fiddle by Mike Stone. " Are we all being played? Played on a scale beyond our wildest dreams? Let me take you on a journey, beginning with the 2012 Olympics. The opening ceremony was designed and coordinated by Danny Boyle, the director of Trainspotting and Slumdog Millionaire .

One of the segments, ostensibly a tribute to the National Health Service (NHS), featured a stage filled with sick kids and hospital beds (hmm) and opened with the theme music from the movie The Exorcist . (What does satanic possession have to do with sick kids and hospital beds?) We see a Greta Thunberg lookalike hiding under the covers of her bed and reading Peter Pan with a flashlight...

We see demons and ghouls and one girl's bed hovering off the floor, just like the levitation scene in The Exorcist . Then we see - I kid you not - dancing nurses! Yes, dozens of dancing nurses."

See video uploaded by Paul Swanson on 17 April 2020. WTF? Olympic Opening Ceremony 2012 NHS- "Predictive programming at its finest!"

[May 02, 2020] Those dastardly Russians!

May 02, 2020 | thenewkremlinstooge.wordpress.com

Cortes April 27, 2020 at 10:24 pm

I suppose that once in a while vital documentation (Apollo Moon missions, anyone?) goes astray, slipping down the back of the couch or misfiled on the wrong shelf in the library annexe. And occasionally the dog really did eat the homework.

https://www.theblaze.com/news/christopher-steele-dossier-emails-documents-wiped

Those dastardly Russians!

Mark Chapman April 28, 2020 at 8:12 am
Cretins like Steele openly flout the law, and are let away with it. There must be a law that directs government personnel – and he was government – to take such steps as are reasonable to preserve records they know or should know would constitute evidence, whether condemnatory or exculpatory. Steele had to be well aware there was intense interest in this material, and it is not difficult to imagine what the western reaction would be if some pivotal Russian figure deleted all his records and then did the smiling palms-up thing in court, so sorry, all gone.

It is likewise easy to imagine the information in the records was damning, because nobody willfully wipes evidence they know will put them in the clear. And he will be allowed to get away with it without any punishment because the people who would have to punish him are likely the same people who told him to get rid of it.

Just like Hillary, and her self-appointed deletion of tens of thousands of emails she deemed 'personal', although they were government property. No ordinary mook would be allowed to get away with that. And they wonder – or pretend to – why the people are sick to death of western corruption.

[May 01, 2020] Coutriers and coutisans vs neocon blobsters and blobstresses in State Department and elsewhere

Blobsters are simply prostitute to the military industrial complex. No honesty, no courage required (Courage is replaced with arrogance in most cases.) Pompeo is a vivid example of this creatures of Washington swamp.
Notable quotes:
"... historically courtiers themselves led their troops on the battlefield and considered it a question of honor for one or both of their oldest sons pursuing a military career, while Renaissance courtesans were among the most intellectual and educated women of their epoch. Neither is true for blobsters and blobstresses. ..."
"... In French and (I think) most other romance languages, the words for courtier and courtesan are the same. Something to think about. ..."
May 01, 2020 | www.theamericanconservative.com

Alex (the one that likes Ike) 13 hours ago

Courtiers and courtesans. That's rich.

On the other hand, though, historically courtiers themselves led their troops on the battlefield and considered it a question of honor for one or both of their oldest sons pursuing a military career, while Renaissance courtesans were among the most intellectual and educated women of their epoch. Neither is true for blobsters and blobstresses.

LFM Alex (the one that likes Ike) 5 hours ago
In French and (I think) most other romance languages, the words for courtier and courtesan are the same. Something to think about.

[May 01, 2020] Waiting to see now Pompeo pull out some cartoons at the UNSC.

May 01, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

North Patagonia , May 1 2020 12:57 utc | 6

Waiting to see now Pompeo pull out some cartoons at the UNSC... US statesmanship doesn't exist anymore

norecovery , May 1 2020 13:17 utc | 8

US Intel was 'up to their eyeballs' in the weaponization of viruses and their 'investigation' of wrongdoing is purely projection and obfuscation.

[May 01, 2020] Another day, another Russiagate turn: this time very surprising: NYT clams the Russia is behind 5G skepticism

May 01, 2020 | www.unz.com

utu , says: Show Comment April 30, 2020 at 4:20 am GMT

Anti-vaxxers and Russia behind viral 5G COVID conspiracy theory
https://allianceforscience.cornell.edu/blog/2020/04/anti-vaxxers-and-russia-behind-viral-5g-covid-conspiracy-theory/

5G coronavirus conspiracy theory driven by coordinated effort
https://www.aljazeera.com/ajimpact/5g-coronavirus-conspiracy-theory-driven-coordinated-effort-200410182740380.html

Nobel Literature Laureate Alexievich Backs 5G Coronavirus Conspiracy Theory (she also likes Felix Dzerzhinsky)
https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/04/17/alexievichnobel-literature-laureate-alexievich-backs-5g-coronavirus-conspiracy-theory-a70030

Your 5G Phone Won't Hurt You. But Russia Wants You to Think
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/12/science/5g-phone-safety-health-russia.html

[May 01, 2020] Us and them

May 01, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

Mao , Apr 30 2020 9:48 utc | 126

China: We discovered a new virus.
America: So what?

China: It's Dangerous
America: It's only a Flu

China: Wear a Mask
America: Don't wear a Mask

....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5BZ09iNdvo

Mao , Apr 30 2020 9:49 utc | 128

When the US reported the first case of #COVID19, President Trump said it's totally under control. The number is surging, while he and his administration keep deflecting the blame on China. Now, the infections in US surpasses 1 million. What will Trump say?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WMJUdQ7pxo

[May 01, 2020] Trump, Pompeo, Kemp, Pence--Stupid or Pseudostupid?

May 01, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

karlof1 , Apr 29 2020 22:29 utc | 59

Trump, Pompeo, Kemp, Pence--Stupid or Pseudostupid? A short enlightening expose centering on Georgia Governor Brian Kemp, but applicable to many beyond him besides those I named. The Meat:

"What to do about it? There may be no cure for those invested in this way of thinking since it involves deliberate but disavowed states of mind that are impenetrable. If cure is elusive, next best is a set of remedies. Effective communications to counter the appeal of pseudostupidity matter. Questioning an 'official view' and demonstrating its consequences are crucial . 'Help me understand how you could have remained ignorant about asymptomatic community spread when the rest of the world knew it and you had CDC experts literally within a stone's throw of your office? Same for your decision now to reopen businesses without following even minimal guidelines or consulting with the mayor of your largest city? Undoubtedly, you are concerned about your citizens and your health care workers. What gives?' Though such messaging is unlikely to get through to Kemp, it is important for it to reach the public widely . [My Emphasis]

[Apr 30, 2020] Seems to me Covid-19 makes a stellar bioweapon.

Apr 30, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

NoOneYouKnow , Apr 29 2020 20:41 utc | 46

Seems to me Covid-19 makes a stellar bioweapon.

Unpredictable, extremely contagious, difficult to treat, difficult to prevent via vaccine, dangerous enough to shut down economic activity but not to cause excess deaths, instability, and perhaps all-out war. Considering how insane, nihilistic, and stupid the US's leaders are, it wouldn't surprise me if they deployed this virus in China without assuming, or caring about, blowback in the US. As with most big deep state actions, this theoretical bioweapon provides multiple goods to the deep state:

Massive pharma profits

An excuse to reorder the economy to the benefit of the oligarchy

Make workers even more insecure and desperate

Install more surveillance

Work to get rid of physical money

Further devastate enemies under economic sanction

Safely deflate banking/corporate debt bubbles

Shift trillions to the donor 0.1% and corporations

[Apr 30, 2020] A very simple question: When do we start bombing Chinese caves?

Apr 30, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

xxx Neil Patrick Harris, 4/27/2020, 2:19:18 PM

China is going to have to pay some form of massive compensation to Western nations or we are going to have to go to war to take the money they owe us.

And yes, I'd rather risk a nuclear holocaust than surrender the future of our planet to the ChiComs.

xxx Target Practice, 4/27/2020, 2:12:11 PM

When do we start bombing Chinese caves?

xxx 4/27/2020, 2:27:32 PM

Trump was very successful at laying blame on China – just as the lethal 1918 flu epidemic that began in US Army camps and killed millions of people was successfully marketed to the public as the 'Spanish flu.'

https://ericmargolis.com/2020/04/lies-wont-stop-covid-19/

Cuomo: The Coronavirus That Came To New York "Did Not Come From China

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2020/04/24/cuomo_the_coronavirus_that_came_to_new_york_did_not_come_from_china_it_came_from_europe.html

[Apr 30, 2020] Coronavirus and satanic number 666

Apr 30, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

xxx Dr. Acula, 4/27/2020, 2:32:18 PM

The virus is not Chinese.

The people that did 9/11

are the ones who did 3/11 (when the WHO declared a global pandemic).

3/11 was selected as it generates a Satanic number: 3 x 11 x 2020 = 66660.

[Apr 30, 2020] China: We discovered a new virus. America: So what? China: It's Dangerous America: It's only a Flu China: Wear a Mask America: Don't wear a Mask

Pretty entertaining video ;-) Describes the amazing hypocrisy of Trump administration.
Apr 29, 2020 | youtube.com
Once upon a virus... - YouTube

[Apr 30, 2020] So those guys are paid to determine "most likely"?

Apr 30, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

US Government Report Concludes Wuhan Lab 'Most Likely Source' Of COVID-19 Outbreak Zero Hedge


xxx 3 hours ago

So those guys are paid to determine "most likely"?

Were the 17 members of the US Intelligent Village unanimous in this "finding"?

Was there any evidence which was not fabricated - a la OPCW or Bellingcat?

... ... ...

xxx 3 hours ago

It doesn't even name the agency that commissioned the report.

The entire post is complete ********

xxx Azesus, 3 hours ago

GOP memo urges anti-China assault over coronavirus

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/04/24/gop-memo-anti-china-coronavirus-207244

https://static.politico.com/80/54/2f3219384e01833b0a0ddf95181c/corona-virus-big-book-4.17.20.pdf

[Apr 30, 2020] M Pompeo explains his honorable career in the honorable US govt.

Apr 30, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

xxx Airstrip 1, 8 minutes ago

M Pompeo explains his honorable career in the honorable US govt.

https://youtu.be/DPt-zXn05ac

"It reminds you of the glory of the American experiment" (cheers/applause from audience ...)

xxx B xxx oogity, 5 minutes ago

It's hard to take a dude with double D man boobs seriously.

xxx 2 hours ago (Edited)

Are these the same U.S. Intel clowns that swore Iraq had weapons of mass destruction?

BTW, Fat Pompeo also declared that Hezbollah has organized terrorists cells in Venezuela.

[Apr 30, 2020] Well, to begin with you should reverse every word that comes out of Pompeo's mouth, including a, an, and the.

Apr 30, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

xxx 3 hours ago

Well, to begin with you should reverse every word that comes out of Pompeo's mouth, including a, an, and the.

Secondly, connect these dots:

https://www.globalresearch.ca/ncov-2019-coronavirus-time-line/5705776

https://childrenshealthdefense.org/news/what-we-can-learn-from-a-pandemic-tabletop-exercise/

https://www.the-sun.com/news/306110/bill-gates-predicted-chinese-coronavirus-a-year-ago-as-simulation-suggests-65-million-could-die/

https://www.europereloaded.com/bats-gene-editing-and-bioweapons-recent-darpa-experiments-raise-concerns-amid-coronavirus-outbreak/

https://www.europereloaded.com/how-viral-pandemic-benefits-the-globalist-agenda-event-201/

[Apr 29, 2020] Little known secret: Libertarians don't turn down fast rides to the hospital

Apr 29, 2020 | www.unz.com

Anonymous Disclaimer , says: Show Comment

PS: having lived in third world countries I can give you a warning if you’re thinking of moving to Costa Rica or similar places. The people there don’t like loaded-freeloaders. Most of your retirement will be spent on security.

And just wait ’til you get your first emergency. Seriously, you’re going to be waiting a good while.

America still has the best GOVERNMENTAL services in the WORLD. Ouch I said the “G” word.

Little known secret: Libertarians don’t turn down fast rides to the hospital.

[Apr 29, 2020] The beneficial side of quarantine: Personally, I'm rather pleased I'm able to remain mostly isolated and watch daily events pass along while observing behaviors of assorted actors

Apr 29, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

karlof1 , Apr 29 2020 19:14 utc | 26

The dramatic range of effects generated is what I see as most troubling--they're all over the anatomy and demographically, likely due to its numerous mutations. Personally, I'm rather pleased I'm able to remain mostly isolated and watch daily events pass along while observing behaviors of assorted actors. I'm finding Chinese media to be the most accurate about the virus itself with Russian media best at political-economic analysis. Trump and Pompeo have done an excellent job of isolating the Outlaw US Empire further by their alienation of allies and attempts to deflect their dereliction of duty. Now emerging from the swamp is a creature capable of taking votes from both Biden & Trump--Justin Amash.

[Apr 29, 2020] Origin of the coronavirus

Apr 29, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

xxx rwe2late, 2 hours ago (Edited)

Adam Schiff thinks Pompeo has it all wrong, reportedly claims Rachel Maddow.

Instead, Schiff believes there is evidence pointing to Russian collusion in a plot to release the virus to help Facebook trolls get Trump re-elected.

[Apr 29, 2020] Time foe compensation

Apr 29, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

xxx Don of Loki, 3 hours ago

Egyptian lawyer demands China pay $10 trillion in coronavirus damages

CAIRO: Social media users in Egypt have shared an injunction issued by an Egyptian lawyer to Chinese President Xi Jinping calling on China to pay $10 trillion due to the damages caused by the coronavirus in Egypt.

https://www.arabnews.com/node/1654456/middle-east

xxx Dode, 3 hours ago (Edited)

ZH reader "Doge" demands China pay $75 trillion in damages. Doge will share the compensation with other ZH posters. Those that blame Jews for raining today will not get compensation. Those that blame 5G on the earth being round will not get compensation.

xxx 3 hours ago (Edited)

Leave it to ZH. Post a conspiracy theory as to the origin of the virus, but apparently its not 'deep state' enough for the Oracles of Zero Hedge who all know better and post counter-conspiracies, one more improbable than the last. Occams Razor it seems has been sealed in a safe stored in an underground vault inside of a volcano, never to see the light of day.

Meanwhile the salaried government propaganda staff of the nefarious parties to this all battle each other here in a desparate war to win the public hearts and minds of the public in order to claim some sort of PR victory for their bosses. PS are there any 'regular' commenters left here form 10 years ago? They all seem to have been elbowed out of the way by the nuts occupying the fringe and uniformed apparchniks.

Time for another bag of quarantine popcorn.

xxx Son of Loki, 3 hours ago (Edited)

Nigeria just filed a lawsuit against China claiming over $200 Billion in damages.

Nigerian lawyers sue China for $200 billion over coronavirus damage

https://www.dailysabah.com/world/africa/nigerian-lawyers-sue-china-for-200-billion-over-coronavirus-damage

Details:

Recent reports said that the lawyers demand $200 billion in damages for the "loss of lives, economic strangulation, trauma, hardship, social disorientation, mental torture and disruption of the normal, daily existence of people in Nigeria," according to a statement by the lead counsel, professor Epiphany Azinge (SAN), whose firm, Azinge and Azinge, is championing the action.

[Apr 29, 2020] Apparently they can't collect statistics

Apr 29, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

xxx absalom_hicks. 11 minutes ago

The worldometer-coronavirus data for Netherlands and UK is hilarious: number of recovered is not reported (N/A) but can be computed from cases, deaths and active-cases as

recovered = cases - active_cases - dead

When you do this you find out that almost no one is recovering in the UK or Netherlands, the estimated CFR will be on the order of 0.95. Apparently they can't collect statistics. I'll give you exact numbers later in the day, when more countries have reported the latest developments.

[Apr 29, 2020] What I would do in my first three days as the President

Apr 29, 2020 | www.unz.com

denk , says: Show Comment April 29, 2020 at 4:53 pm GMT

@Brian O'Brien

If I were the president, I could stop terrorist attacks against the United States in a few days. Permanently. I would first apologize to all the widows and orphans, the tortured and impoverished, and all the many millions of other victims of American imperialism. Then I would announce, in all sincerity, to every corner of the world, that America's global interventions have come to an end, and inform Israel that it is no longer the 51st state of the USA but now -- oddly enough -- a foreign country. I would then reduce the military budget by at least 90% and use the savings to pay reparations to the victims. There would be more than enough money. One year's military budget of 330 billion dollars is equal to more than $18,000 an hour for every hour since Jesus Christ was born. That's what I'd do on my first three days in the White House. On the fourth day, I'd be assassinated .

https://ratical.org/ratville/CAH/WhyThateUS.html

[Apr 28, 2020] All countries that win wars impose the costs on the defeated. It has always been thus.

Apr 28, 2020 | www.unz.com

Kim , says: Show Comment April 27, 2020 at 4:40 am GMT

All countries that win wars impose the costs on the defeated. It has always been thus.

For example doesn't the USA have to subsidize Israel?

[Apr 28, 2020] 27 April 2020 at 06:15 PM

Apr 28, 2020 | turcopolier.typepad.com
div Inside every leftist is a little tyrant, jus waiting to be released. That's why under cover of Coronavirus, has banned hunting, fishing, golf and the use of recreational boats.

The public one is our state leader, Daniel Andrews, who under cover of Coronavirus, has banned hunting, fishing, golf and the use of recreational boats.

Funny that, left wing inner city types who vote for him don't do any of those things. Instead they clog up the roads with their bicycles (permitted).

[Apr 28, 2020] Western Spy Agencies Investigating Wuhan Scientist Highlighted By In January

This is a rehash of previously available information, with some fearmongering andchina-bashing added as a spice.
But it provides a good overview of fact and suspicions around Wuhan biolab.
The range of opinions in comments reproduced below is very interesting overview of the reaction of different strata of the US society on the coronavirus.
Apr 28, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com
Western intelligence agencies are "looking closely at the work of a senior scientist at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, Peng Zhou, " as part of a joint international investigation into the origins of COVID-19, according to the Daily Telegraph .

In a stunning expose , the Australian newspaper reports that " the Five Eyes intelligence agencies of Australia, Canada, NZ, UK and US, are understood to be looking closely at the work of a senior scientist at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, Peng Zhou , as they examine whether COVID-19 originated from a wet market or whether the naturally-­occurring virus may have been released from the level four laboratory in Wuhan that was studying deadly coronavirus pathogens from bats."

Of course, the name of Peng has been long familiar to our readers, and would have been familiar to far more people had Twitter not decided to arbitrarily suspend the Zero Hedge account over a report exposing Mr. Zhou .

As we reported in January - posting publicly available professional contact information and suggesting people ask him about the outbreak near his lab - Peng, head of the Bat Virus Infection and Immunization Group , sought to hire two post-doc fellows last November, who would be tasked with using bats "to research the molecular mechanism that allows Ebola and SARS-associated coronaviruses to lie dormant for a long time without causing diseases."

One press release from his lab was titled: " How bats carry viruses without getting sick. " Via the Telegraph :

It can be revealed that Zhou -- the head of the Bat Virus Infection and Immunity Project at the Wuhan Institute of Virology -- spent three years at the bio-containment facility, Australian Animal Health Laboratory between 2011 and 2014 , where he was sent by China to complete his doctorate.

During this time, Zhou arranged for wild-caught bats to be transported alive by air from Queensland to the Australian Animal Health Laboratory in Victoria where they were euthanised for dissection and studied for deadly viruses .

His work was funded jointly by the CSIRO and the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

It examined bat immunology and the role of interferons and how "bats are rich reservoirs for emerging viruses, including many that are highly pathogenic to humans and other mammals" and "many of which cause significant morbidity and mortality in humans and other mammals. "

Western intelligence is also looking into the work of the original "Bat Woman" Shi Zhengli, a colleague of Zhou who is the director of the Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

As we reported in February , Shi notably co-authored a controversial paper in 2015 which described the creation of a new virus by combining a coronavirus found in Chinese horseshoe bats with another that causes human-like severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in mice . This research sparked a huge debate at the time over whether engineering lab variants of viruses with possible pandemic potential is worth the risks.

As Nature.com reported in 2015 , the findings reinforce suspicions that bat coronaviruses capable of directly infecting humans (rather than first needing to evolve in an intermediate animal host) may be more common than previously thought, the researchers say.

Zhengli also spent time in Australia as a visiting scientist for three months from February 22 to May 21, 2006 where she worked at the CSIRO's top-level Australian Animal Health Laboratory.

She used faecal samples of horseshoe bats to identify that they were the natural host for SARS-like coronaviruses . -Daily Telegraph

Meanwhile, the Wall Street Journal reported earlier this month that researchers at the WIV had collected bats in a cave over 1,000 miles away in Yunnan which carried COVID-19 .

Also disturbing is that the lab had been operating in part on a $3.7 million grant from the US government.

The Mail on Sunday has learned that scientists there experimented on bats as part of a project funded by the US National Institutes of Health , which continues to licence the Wuhan laboratory to receive American money for experiments. - Daily Mail

In mid-April, the Washington Post reported that the US State Department received two cables from US Embassy officials in 2018 warning of inadequate safety at Wuhan Institute of Virology, which was conducting 'risky studies' on bat coronaviruses , according to the report - which notes that the cables have " fueled discussions inside the U.S. government about whether this or another Wuhan lab was the source of the virus ."

According to the Telegraph , the revelation comes as Australian politicians are ramping up pressure on China to cooperate with the international investigation into the origins of the novel coronavirus. According to Andrew Hastie, Chair of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security, " The Chinese Communist Party must take responsibility for the virus that began inside their borders and work with the rest of the world to prevent it from happening again. We are simply asking for transparency and co-operation."

Australia's official position is that the virus likely originated in the Wuhan wet market, however they are now considering whether the virus escaped from the Wuhan Institute of Virology due to human error - a theory which US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo endorsed last week when he told Fox News: " Look, we know it began at one [lab], but we need to figure this out ."


Jainbanksers , 31 minutes ago

And I thought the USA just paid Hundreds of Billions to these Spy Agencies just so they can get their Intel from ZNN.

kanoli, 37 minutes ago (Edited)

When the "five eyes" tell you who they are studying, they are lying or misdirecting your attention to the wrong suspect.

It wouldn't surprise me if the Russian colonel is correct . It was deliberately released by US military at the Wuhan military competition in October. By releasing it outside a lab the US was paying to research Coronaviruaes, the Wuhan Lab is the perfectly believable patsy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2vqjBtnltI

captain-nemo, 56 minutes ago

I wonder how this guy (Peng Zhou) and this woman ( Shi Zhengli) feels and how they can go on with their lives, knowing they have literally killed over 200000 people around the world , causing 3 millions to be sick and destroying the entire world economy. I know their heads is possible filled with all kind of things, being so smart and that kind of thing, but there should still be some room for bad conscience

Shemp 4 Victory, 23 minutes ago

I wonder how this guy (Peng Zhou) and this woman ( Shi Zhengli) feels and how they can go on with their lives, knowing they have literally killed over 200000 people around the world , causing 3 millions to be sick and destroying the entire world economy.

How do you feel pushing vengeance, retribution, and war over something which thus far is based purely on speculation and propaganda?

I know their heads is possible filled with all kind of things, being so smart and that kind of thing, but there should still be some room for bad conscience

Maybe you should apply some of that to yourself, unless you have a way to unkill the victims of America's next war of aggression.

xxx 1 hour ago

That's an awful lot of words to say that virologists in China were studying viruses. Oh the horror.

xxx 48 minutes ago

In a lab 200 yards from the Wuhan Market...where no bats were being sold...and 1000 miles away from horseshoe bats...who were in hybernation.

xxx 47 minutes ago

Studying chimera viruses combining SARS, coronavirus, and HIV components.

xxx 22 minutes ago

Yes, your TV is omniscient.

xxx 1 hour ago

The Wuhan Laboratory of Virology was engaged in production of novel gain-of-function chimera viruses based upon SARS and bat corona viruses.

A 'novel' virus is a virus previously unknown to science.

'Gain-of-function' means a virus increases in virulence as a result of an experimental procedure.

A 'chimera' virus is a novel virus created by simultaneously infecting an animal with multiple viruses, and the animal's immune system results in the creation of a 'novel chimera' virus. With luck, the novel GMO exhibits gain-of-function characteristics over the original viruses. You then run the virus through human tissue cultures... say of human lung tissue.

The rationale for such work is to create virulent pathogens.

For 'study'. People like to study virulent pathogens and write papers about it.

Paid for with American tax dollars, signed off by the Obama appointee running the US NIH.

The above described work was banned by DHS as too risky, so the US NIH simply out-sourced it to China.

Where it blew up in their face and they hid the fact until it was too late.

There, I made the 'investigators' jobs a lot easier. Not that it will do any good.

xxx, 1 hour ago

Great article.

"Also disturbing is that the lab had been operating in part on a $3.7 million grant from the US government."

Who approved the $3.7 million US grant? Did the Deep State's Dr. Fauci approve the grant? Did this occur under Barry Sotoro's Deep State regime or Donald Trump's Presidency? Someone in power needs to start asking some very serious questions about the Chinavirus.

xxx, 1 hour ago

The US NIH outsourced risky research banned by DHS to China. Which was illegal. So why do these people still have jobs?

xxx, 1 hour ago

Yes, Fauci is reported to be the one who approved the money for the project.

Shemp 4 Victory

xxx 16 minutes ago

The US is pretty sloppy and careless too when it comes to their own bioweapons labs in other countries.

https://sputniknews.com/military/201809111067942351-lugar-center-alleged-us-biolab/

https://www.rt.com/news/440309-us-georgia-toxic-bioweapon-test/

xxx 1 hour ago

Well now, I wonder how the Russian and Chi-Comm relationship is going about now? How about Iran and the Chi-Comms? OPEC+? Africa? How about Singapore? Maybe Venezuela? How about any oil producing Country that has been blown up by the Wuhan Flu?

The entire globe is furious with China and their Wuhan CCP Flu.

Wait what? Nobody? Maybe Creepy China Joe can dial Wuhan Flu on the Bat Phone?

China is the *** Hole of the World.

xxx 1 hour ago (Edited)

Anglo Zionists bark and bitch but the caravan moves on.

Your colonialist thinking needs to die, then we don't have to listen to all these temper tantrums.

Deal with the pandemic.....there will be more to come. People have become too complacent, greedy and numerous....when that happens, it becomes a breeding ground for viruses to snack on all the abundance of hosts running around thinking they are god's chosen.

Its a good wake up call for humans.....humans are NOT always in control, and powerful as they think they are. Maybe it had to take a few Chinks mingling with bats to drive the point home.

In the end, excess always gets corrected. This is an opportunity to become more sustainable.

But all these boomer assholes in power, they don't instill much confidence.

xxx 1 hour ago (Edited)

Dem anglo americunt bitchez already pissed off the entire Muslim world and Russia, but that isn't enough. No, no....now they want to piss off China.

LOL

Western "intelligence".....the same one that brought us fake false flag attacks and W.M.Dees....are now investigating stories on the grapevine.

If they had true intelligence, they would have blown the whistle about this in advance. But they don't. They are talking **** right out of their asses as usual.

The Five Eyes racket is worried that they have been infiltrated and beaten at their own game, without any bloodshed even needed. So they need a good old psyop to wiggle outta this one.

China didn't close your economy, and didn't force western firms to do business in China.

xxx beemasters, 1 hour ago

A “strange pneumonia” was circulating in northern Italy as long ago as November, weeks before doctors were made aware of the novel coronavirus outbreak in China, one of the European country’s leading medical experts said this week.

Coronavirus: ‘strange pneumonia’ seen in Lombardy in November, leading Italian doctor says

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/3076334/coronavirus-strange-pneumonia-seen-lombardy-november-leading

xxx 1 hour ago (Edited)

https://www.bitchute.com/video/MCnAinXCDbX0/

Incredible Video from 2014, Detailing this Exact "Pandemic" scenario that would be used to Try and Enslave us!

The government plan to Try and Enslave us using a "Pandemic" was called..."Lock-Step"!

FWIW...The Chinese were not the Government behind the "Lock-Step" Plan!

xxx 2 hours ago

This makes Pelosi look real bad:

Pelosi Promoted Chinatown Tourism While Trump Issued China Travel Ban

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/04/27/pelosi-promoted-chinatown-tourism-while-trump-issued-china-travel-ban/

How many people died because Pelosi and deBlasio told them to go into crowds? It's as bad as those Italian mayors telling their people to go up and hug an infected Chinese tourist.

xxx 3 hours ago

Question?

Are the "Western Intelligience Agencies", also going to question: Bill/Melinda Gates, Anthony Fauci and the (((NWO))), since they are the ones actually behind this?

xxx 2 hours ago

"intelligence" agencies? Those people???

xxx 3 hours ago (Edited)

ZH scooped everybody on this one.

Didn't Fauci send $3.4 million of NIH money to Wuhan back in 2014, effectively outsourcing the development of these things to China after we stopped doing that kind of stuff here?

Lots of blame to go around here.

Good thing the virus is a total dud.

xxx 3 hours ago

Empires in decline are in decline for a reason. Americans ain’t gonna learn jack from this. Back to business as usual with China as soon as this is over.

xxx 3 hours ago

Americans have to fight not only China, but their own oppressive and traitorous political class.

xxx 3 hours ago

The thing is, is people need to learn again what was once common knowledge. Buying cheap junk because it's cheap costs you much more in the long run than buying quality the first time around. When you buy something of quality, you buy it once. Well made items such as furniture and electronics will outlive you. Even some forms of clothing will last a lifetime or at least decades--well made shoes and boots can be resoled--Chinese junk cannot be. Tools that are well made will last a lifetime and then some. Even certain cars will last decades rather than 5-10 years.

My dad's bother's stereo--all hand made tube gear and giant, beautiful JBL speakers easily outlived him and were worth far more when he died than when he bought them--even adjusting for inflation.

The most expensive stereo gear that sells on Ebay are vintage JBL speakers and handmade Marantz tube gear. Easily surpassing anything made that is new. Craftsmanship never goes out of style and never really wears out--it can always be rehabbed. Even some of the hand made discrete, SS gear that Marantz made now sells for thousands of dollars.

Spend your money wisely and you only spend it once.

xxx 3 hours ago

Question?

Who's going to investigate the "Western Intelligience Agencies" and their (((NWO))) Masters and Bill Gates...Since they are the ones Really behind the Corona virus False Flag?

xxx 3 hours ago

You know, I was reading through this article, and all the while thinking "yeah, OK, no smoking gun but well worth looking into".

Until the very end where some land-whale smirks this out: " Look, we know it began at one [lab], but we need to figure this out . "

Oh, well, that settles it.

If Mr "When's-lunch?" Pompeo says that this is a known-fact then it has to be a flat-out lie.

I mean, his lips are moving, and not just because he is licking them.

xxx 3 hours ago

A known liar, telling the truth, can deflect it and create a very lovely lie.

xxx 3 hours ago

People say we can't trust the numbers from China. Like the US government is to be trusted?

The government that hasn't told us the truth about anything for over 100 years. The entire 20th Century was nothing but lies.

In terms of Covid-19, I'd actually believe the Chinese over the USA being run by Fauchi and Gates. After a month and a half, China found that Covid-19 wasn't what they thought it was. They found that their own tests were faulty.

China overreacted and shut everything down, as we did. But when they figured out the mistake, they opened back up. By the middle of March when my business was being shut down, all the factories I worked with in China were back at 100% capacity.

China counted real cases. Which is why the numbers were so low.

Unless you've been to China, you are not qualified to criticize the country. I have been there many times and I'll tell you that you see a far more robust economy than anywhere in the USA. Do they copy everything? Yes. Is that right? No. But there is FAR more freedom of enterprise in China than the USA. At least in China, you can start a business of manufacturing something and stand a chance. In the USA unless you are a tribe member, you aren't getting off the ground.

In the USA, Italy, UK, etc. They are counting anyone with a cold as Covid. Every death is caused by Covid. If we counted dead because of Covid, instead of dead WITH COVID, our numbers would be under 1000, perhaps even lower.

You count dead by something if it kills you. Since 99% of those who get the infection across the population live, Covid doesn't kill. If you died with the infection, but were already dying from kidney failure or sepsis, YOU DIDN'T DIE FROM COVID!!!!

It can not be proven that Covid caused the death in those cases.

If you died from an autoimmune reaction to Covid, you died from autoimmune disease. Not the coronavirus.

Falsifying a medical record is a felony, punishable by a $250k fine and/or five years in prison.

We really need to bring up some people on charges. Starting with the CDC and the governors who allowed it.

xxx 3 hours ago (Edited)

Fauci knows...what... and ...when...

Decode it here for you.

Conceal Operation Virus In Detrick- 1st September.

Hehe.

xxx 3 hours ago

Why are we going after low level folks that work for a communist government.....

Follow the money... https://www.blacklistednews.com/article/76878/the-bill-gates-effect-whos-dtp-vaccine-killed-more-children-in-africa-than-the-diseases-it.html

Or better yet: https://www.blacklistednews.com/article/76879/fact-check-hospitals-get-paid-more-if-patients-listed-as-covid19-on.html

Or even fauci, this freakshow has to go: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8211291/U-S-government-gave-3-7million-grant-Wuhan-lab-experimented-coronavirus-source-bats.html or https://www.ageofautism.com/2020/04/did-faucis-niaid-grant-to-wuhan-lab-violate-president-obamas-funding-halt.html

xxx 3 hours ago

Shi Zhengli of the Wuhan Institute (virologist) created SARS2 novel Corona Virus and published multiple papers on it before the CCP removed and did a cleanup of all evidence of a active bio-weapons program. Shi transferred proteins to the Corona cells to create a transmutable virus that is otherwise inert to humans. Wuhan Institute is ground zero.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gdd7dtDaYmM

Little Princess Shi, Bat Women who flipped the SARs into a man eater.......

xxx 4 hours ago

Take a look at the largest Virus bank in Asia. Wuhan Institute of Virology in central China’s Hubei Province preserves more than 1500 strains of virus.

https://img.ltn.com.tw/Upload/news/600/2020/04/19/phploiuAo.jpg

Nothing to see here. Move along.

xxx 3 hours ago

And why is that unusual, much less sinister?

xxx 4 hours ago

Falun Gong Tyler is a clickbator.

xxx 1 hour ago

Oh, now you wanna attack the same religion the CCP loves to oppress, torture and murder for their body parts?

Thats interesting, are you looking for a new liver or maybe a heart transplant? Have you ID’d a good match from those evil practitioners who won’t bow to Xi as god and above all?

Funny you should mention that. Do you want to know the story behind the whole organ harvesting mythology? Want to know a little more about the poor, oppressed "religion" that's been pushing that narrative? Probably not, but for those who aren't afraid to look into it, here you go:

https://thegrayzone.com/2019/09/30/reports-china-organ-harvesting-cult-falun-gong/

xxx 1 hour ago (Edited)

Wow, for the reincarnated 4thStooging, you sure got born again hard for some China, huh?

At the time, the Obama regime wasn't pushing us to the brink of war with China, Russia, Iran, Venezuela, or North Korea. They tried, but failed, with Syria. So it was lots of fun and games back then.

It's a little different when the current US regime is picking fights, for no reason other than to cover up the corruption in our whole economic and political system, with opponents which can put a serious hurt on this country.

Long ago are the days of akak tag teams and tales of roadside shitting in super modern perfect China with AnAnonomous.

Yeah, AnAnonymous was fun to taunt, especially with the whole "Chinese citizenism" thing because it was plain as day he wasn't Chinese, but Eastern European, perhaps Russian or Ukrainian. Funny thing about AnAnonymous was that, although a lot of his theorizing was amusingly farfetched, some of the things he said made sense and, in the six years he's been gone from ZH, have proven to be correct.

Really gonna play running dog for the CCP knowing....knowing they were concealing and feeding the planet ********.

If you're referring to the coronavirus, none of us, neither you nor I, know what happened, and nobody is likely to know for quite awhile. What seems highly suspicious, though, is the desperation exhibited by the State Department and the whole deep state apparatus as they frantically try to blame China for something about which we don't know the nature or origins.

Seriously, we don't know a damned thing about it. It's probably a naturally occuring virus, but we don't yet know for sure. It might have been accidentally released from a lab in Wuhan, and it might have been brought to Wuhan by some peasant from the countryside who didn't wash his hands after crapping on the roadside, not realizing he was squatting atop a virus-laden dollop of bat guano.

Yet look at the hysteria fanning the flames of hatred and war. It reminds me of July 17th, 2014, when MH-17 was shot down. Within half an hour, every CIA-controlled Western MSM outlet, which would be all of them, was screeching about evil murderer Putin personally directing the famous invisible Russian brigade in the Ukraine to shoot it down. Again, very suspicious considering that nobody had any idea what happened.

The US government knows very well who shot down MH-17. They have radar recordings and satellite imagery and could have made quick work of the investigation which has dragged on for nearly six years now, yet the best "evidence" they can produce is the Bellingcrap clown show. It's pretty clear that the US government is trying to protect whoever murdered the MH-17 passengers and crew, and the immediate full-volume hysterics of "Russia Russia Russia" look very much like the full-volume "China China China" hysterics being promoted today.

The big difference is that, with MH-17, there was clearly a crime committed and somebody is responsible. With the coronavirus, we still don't know if anyone did anything to cause this outbreak. We don't even know if an accident happened, let alone a crime. Yet you see plenty of people here calling for China to be "held accountable" for something which at this point is still in the realm of speculation and propaganda.

Do you really think another war of aggression based on lies is something which will benefit this country? That's what we've been doing since the end of WW2 and all it has done is made those in power wealthier, established corruption as a core American value, bankrupted the country, and left a wake of millions of people murdered. People get so wrapped up in labels and ideology that, while they are busy hating some phantom they call "communism", they don't realize that the corrupt and dying system that America has become is worse than communism.

Then you come here prepared to pwn the trolls with....single source Sputnik.

You wanna know why? Because when a group of trolls made a concerted effort to claim that international flights were still leaving Wuhan after the city had been locked down, it seemed a little suspicious to me, especially how they all seemed to be pushing a virtually identical narrative. I decided to do some quick research to determine the actual timeline of events regarding the lockdown in Wuhan, and selected the Sputnik site because they have made it easy to navigate their archives by date. This made it the logical choice since I was looking for the sequence of events.

And guess what? The trolls like Teamtc321 and his cohorts were lying, deliberately pushing a narrative that they knew to be false in order to stir up war fever. No matter your opinion of the Sputnik News spin, they do get the times, places, and dates correct, which is all I was looking for.

The timeline presented by Sputnik, if false, would be easy to debunk, yet nobody has done so. The only response by the troll squad is to claim I'm a "*****" (except for the times when I'm an Iranian or a Russian or a Syrian or a Venezuelan). So if you think the sequence of events presented by Sputnik is wrong, throw some links here that show that it's wrong. I would very much like to read them.

Now, I have no issue with Russia really, but Sputnik....a....I can see it now.

Da, you make is a funny, gives much the good laughings. Makes me momentarily forget that our empire of lies is unraveling, and that rightfully angry Americans will be hoodwinked again into blaming the coming misery on anyone but those who are responsible.

xxx 4 hours ago (Edited)

If You want to get to the bottom of what went on with the virus once it left UNC you will find--hold on-- midget Fauci arranged a 3.7 million grant for Wuhan. UNC wanted to get rid of it fast since it was becoming obvious they were dealing with a bio-weapon that was in the process of achieving "gain" and was mutating like mad. But evidently it's OK for Fauci to be a traitor since 700 k of the money was OKed by the Trump adm. This is a huge smoking gun to take out Fauci but no one will report it.

Shi- Zhengli, a colleague of Zhou who is the director of the Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases at the Wuhan Institute of Virology is the key player in this sordid tale.This woman is the bottom of the food chain she's were it all begins and ends. She literally hung out in bat caves forever studying these nasty creatures and few know as much about them as she does. The whole game was to introduce gain into the virus.They not only wanted it to contain hiv and sars virus' but as many as possible so it would be so wicked it could kill of millions instead of thousands. Almost worked too.

There are probably more than one strain of the virus could be five. Some think the strain that the Wuhan and Iranians got was a lot deadlier than others like spread in the US with the possible exception of NYC. It's all conjecture at this point its hard to say. All we know is the chicoms lied their asses off about everything and killed anyone who could tell tales.

Supposedly shi zhengli "accidentally" released the virus at the Wuhan labs not once but three times. Could be a new world record for Bevis and Butthead handling of deadly bio-weapons.We may never know what actually happened.

xxx 4 hours ago
  1. “But evidently it's OK for Fauci to be a traitor since 700 k of the money was OKed by the Trump adm. This is a huge smoking gun to take out Fauci but no one will report it.”

Report it on social media.....

xxx 4 hours ago (Edited)

I’ve said it before - I’ll say it again:

THANKS SCIENTISTS FOR CREATING A SAFER WORLD!

Look who’s paying a dear price for your science experiment run amok now... The price of playing god...

[Apr 27, 2020] Brad Pitt parody of Fauci at Saturday Night Live - SNL

Apr 27, 2020 | twitter.com

Saturday Night Live - SNL

@LelainaPiercen, Apr 25

Replying to @nbcsnl

Dr. Fauci's going to be thrilled

@NewDay, Apr 10

Dr. Anthony Fauci jokingly says "Brad Pitt, of course" should play him on "Saturday Night Live."

[Apr 27, 2020] In my neighborhood, one car with a "Bernie" sticker now has a (home-made) "F*ck Biden" sticker

I sincerity doubt that Bernie supporter would vote for Neoliberal Dems (Clinton wing of Democratic Party) at all. Most probably will vote for the third party, or not vote at all. Few will vote for Trump -- much less then in 2018 as it is not clear what Trump represents and it has nothing to do with bernie program.
Apr 27, 2020 | www.nakedcapitalism.com

Adam Eran , April 26, 2020 at 2:55 pm

What? After appointing Summers as an economics advisor!? I don't get that as a progressive move, especially after (Biden ally) Pelosi appoints Shalala to oversee CARE. In fact I see no explicit concessions to progressives by the D's or Biden and would welcome the chance to be wrong.

Meanwhile, in my neighborhood, one car with a "Bernie" sticker now has a (home-made) "F*ck Biden" sticker. So there's at least one person Status Quo Joe hasn't convinced.

[Apr 27, 2020] Before and after

Apr 27, 2020 | www.counterpunch.org

Republicans are staunchly pro-life until birth. Then you're expendable.

[Apr 27, 2020] For Clinton wing of Dems the question is: Why win and get the blame, when one can loose, blame the others, and still get the money?

For neoliberal Dems win is continued access to Wall Street money.
Notable quotes:
"... If the Democrats want to win (which is not a foregone conclusion), then they need to structure the primaries around the swing states. ..."
"... What's needed is a clear definition of "win." ..."
Apr 27, 2020 | www.nakedcapitalism.com

Bill Carson , April 26, 2020 at 2:15 pm

Yep. The Southern firewall is such an absurd phenomenon. Use a bunch of states that will not influence the general election to winnow the candidates in the primary election.

Same thing in reverse with California -- IT DOESN'T MATTER THAT SANDERS WON CALIFORNIA because California is going to vote blue in the fall.

If the Democrats want to win (which is not a foregone conclusion), then they need to structure the primaries around the swing states.

Synoia , April 26, 2020 at 2:41 pm

If the Democrats want to win

And there's the rub. Why win and get the blame, when one can loose, blame the others, and still get the money?

What's needed is a clear definition of "win."

[Apr 27, 2020] Adolph Reed was clearly referring to Obama way back in 1997, but Booker fit most of the description of a "new black" politician.

Notable quotes:
"... Booker played a character (they all do, but some are polished versions of themselves) for so long, I'm not sure he is real. He played Obama, the servant of the men in suits, before Obama but less cool. ..."
Apr 27, 2020 | www.nakedcapitalism.com

NotTimothyGeithner , April 26, 2020 at 1:16 pm

Booker played a character (they all do, but some are polished versions of themselves) for so long, I'm not sure he is real. He played Obama, the servant of the men in suits, before Obama but less cool. I haven't watched "Streetfight" in ages, but he had the vibe of a Booker T Washington follower if there was more than a character there.

Adolph Reed was clearly referring to Obama way back in 1997, but Booker fit most of the description of a "new black" politician.

[Apr 27, 2020] Right now, there's a lot of commentary coming from talking heads (many of them in New York) about the danger of lifting lockdowns in places like Tennessee.

Apr 27, 2020 | www.nytimes.com
Bret Stephens is one of the super dumb columnists of the New York Times . In today's column he argues for lifting the lockdowns and writes :
Right now, there's a lot of commentary coming from talking heads (many of them in New York) about the danger of lifting lockdowns in places like Tennessee.

Perhaps the commentary needs to move in the opposite direction. Tennesseeans are within their rights to return to a semblance of normal life while demanding longer restrictions on New Yorkers.

I write this from New York, so it's an argument against my personal interest. But I don't see why people living in a Nashville suburb should not be allowed to return to their jobs because people like me choose to live, travel and work in urban sardine cans.

[Apr 27, 2020] May I suggest you try drinking bleach to defeat the virus?

Apr 27, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

b , Apr 25 2020 20:33 utc | 18

@Hausmeister

"All patients with Lupus (an autoimmune illness) get hydroxychloroquine as a preventive medical treatment and take it all the time. There is no single case known yet that such a person got covid-19."

Only some 0.05% of people have Lupus. There is NO statistic available that shows that Lupus cases do not acquire Covid-19. None!

"HCQ has to be given as early as possible. And it works in different and important ways:

prevents the virus from replicating (in conjunction with Zinc); and

protects hemoglobin."

None of those alleged protections has a scientifically explained causation chain nor have there been any serious studies that prove what you claim.

May I suggest you try drinking bleach to defeat the virus?

Trump advertised that too.

This selling of snake oil is dangerous.

[Apr 26, 2020] Who is an idiot here: What's not fair is that you go out running, you bloody idiot! shouted a Spanish woman apparently filming the encounter

Highly recommended!
If 99% of cases of infection happen in closed spaces and/or in open spaces with very close and long contact (stadiums, parties, festivals, concenrts, atc) is it really wise to limit activities in which social distancing can be maintained, such as jogging, fishing, biking, etc
Also the policy on mitigation (complete suppression is impossible now) should vary by locality. What is good for NYC is idiotic for rural Pennsylvania.
Apr 26, 2020 | en.as.com

As the jogger struggled with police, screaming for help, she was filmed by residents who had absolutely zero sympathy for her plight. 'What's not fair is that you go out running, you bloody idiot!', shouted the woman apparently filming the encounter."

Coronavirus lockdown: Jogger resists arrest in Spain and is abused by onlookers , AS.com, (21st March 2020)

[Apr 24, 2020] 'My First Calling Is to My Savior' Pompeo Brags He Is Using Role of Secretary of State to Evangelize World Leaders

Apr 24, 2020 | www.informationclearinghouse.info

Pompeo is widely known for "brazenly inserting his evangelical Christian beliefs into discussions of foreign policy," as The New York Times reported in earlier editions of this 2019 article . But it was not known until now that he has been ignoring the Constitution's critical tenet of separation of church and state to preach the gospel to foreign leaders while on the taxpayers' dime.

[Apr 24, 2020] "Grievance studies" degree holders and COVID-19

Notable quotes:
"... Darwin already seems to have worked the entire neoliberalism which the useless rags mentioned in the article represent out of the future geopolitical landscape of the Earth ..."
Apr 24, 2020 | www.theamericanconservative.com

Alex (the one that likes Ike) M Orban 6 hours ago • edited

Darwin already seems to have worked the entire neoliberalism which the useless rags mentioned in the article represent out of the future geopolitical landscape of the Earth.

And the progressive bearers of fake college degrees like "grievance studies" out of the ability of doing anything but filthiest menial work in the new economic reality.

[Apr 24, 2020] Quiz: Which of two corresponds better for the NYT and WaPo in from famous Soviet saying "In the newpaper Pravda (translated as "Truth") there is no news, and in the newspaper Izvestiya (translated as "News") there is no truth

Apr 24, 2020 | consortiumnews.com

PEG , April 23, 2020 at 15:02

The New York Times has become one of the registers of the "Mighty Wurlitzer", which after having played the popular hit piece "Russiagate" for a few years has a new tune, "Chinagate".

I now appreciate even more my decision to cancel my NYT subscription a few years ago, around the time I became a regular reader of Consortium News.

[Apr 24, 2020] COVID-19 Pandemic - Another 9-11 Moment For The West

They should be very careful comparing coronavirus with 9/11 as it is unclear that corresponds to Building 7 collapse ;-)
Apr 24, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

Now we have Covid-19. Unlike 9/11 we have seen no evidence so far that China deliberately unleashed this virus on the world. There is certainly evidence, however, that it resulted from the policies of the Chinese Communist Party and that Beijing's habitually duplicitous and criminally irresponsible actions allowed it to spread around the globe, leading to tens of thousands of deaths that could have been avoided.

[Apr 24, 2020] Talk is cheap: 23 Celebrities Who Said They'd Leave The US, but Didn't Won't:

Apr 24, 2020 | www.unz.com

Wally , says: Show Comment April 23, 2020 at 11:55 pm GMT

@James Stark So why don't you get a degree in Europe? Ah.

IOW, you haven't left and will not.

Talk is cheap.

You remind me of:

23 Celebrities Who Said They'd Leave The US, but Didn't & Won't : https://townhall.com/tipsheet/catherinedunn/2016/09/08/these-10-celebrities-say-theyll-leave-the-country-if-trump-is-elected-n2215391

[Apr 24, 2020] I love the lawsuit meme: When one thinks about it, even pre-lockdown USA had millions of ambulance-chasing lawyers, more in fact than the ranks of the PLA, and undoubtedly with fewer ethics and compassion

Apr 24, 2020 | www.unz.com

The Alarmist , says: Show Comment April 23, 2020 at 10:09 pm GMT

I love the lawsuit meme: When one thinks about it, even pre-lockdown USA had millions of ambulance-chasing lawyers, more in fact than the ranks of the PLA, and undoubtedly with fewer ethics and compassion than their Chinese foes. China doesn't stand a chance.
Amon , says: Show Comment April 23, 2020 at 9:32 pm GMT
Only an idiot attacks the guy who loans them money.

China is the biggest taker of US treasuries, once they are gone who will provide the money to offset all that debt the US keeps building up year after year after year.

[Apr 24, 2020] It really is ironic that Russians are now watching Americans stand in line for food and toilet paper.

Apr 24, 2020 | www.unz.com

Biff , says: Show Comment April 23, 2020 at 3:35 pm GMT

@RichardTaylor

Anyway, China will always be second rate compared to any large White country.

A tale of two white countries: large white countries:
It really is ironic that Russians are now watching Americans stand in line for food and toilet paper.

[Apr 24, 2020] Ted Arison, the Israeli-American founder of Carnival [Covid] Cruise Line is among those appointed to advise president Trump on how to open up the US economy.

Apr 24, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

Paul , Apr 23 2020 20:14 utc | 53

Ted Arison, the Israeli-American founder of Carnival [Covid] Cruise Line is among those appointed to advise president Trump on how to open up the US economy. Perhaps, as music to the ears of a seasoned New York real estate shark, he will advise Trump to blame China and then default on the China debt mountain. Litigation pays as Arison is about to find out.

https://www.afr.com/companies/tourism/carnival-knew-it-had-a-problem-but-it-kept-the-party-going-20200420-p54lbb

[Apr 24, 2020] This virus, the social distancing and all that hocus pocus is getting more and more bizarre by the day.

Apr 24, 2020 | www.unz.com

The Grim Joker , says: Show Comment April 23, 2020 at 6:52 pm GMT

... ... ...

Yesterday's Action

My bank now has traffic pylons outside the door. They ask the following questions if you want to enter:
-Have you been out of the country ? Answer; How am I going to be out of the country when the airport is closed?
-Do you have any symptoms ? Answer: If I had I would be at the hospital
-Have you associated with anyone who has the symptoms? Answer: If I thought they did I would ask them to go to the hospital and so would I.
-Sir! There is no need to be rude. Answer: Far from it. You are asking questions parrot fashion. Questions that do not make any sense.

After getting MY money out of THEIR pockets I proceeded to the auto mechanic for front brakes.

Joker: Am I allowed to come inside ?

70 Year old Mechanic Unmasked : Sure, you are the only customer today. You can keep me company while I do the work. I cannot afford to lose customers.

[Apr 24, 2020] It really doesn't matter if the virus was created by man or by the nature! The bottom line is that this virus is very smart and knew in advance in what country it should spread the most!

Apr 24, 2020 | www.unz.com

Monty Ahwazi , says: Show Comment April 23, 2020 at 10:15 pm GMT

It really doesn't matter if the virus was created by man or by the nature! The bottom line is that this virus is very smart and knew in advance in what country it should spread the most! There's place on earth which is governed by an incompetent, narcissistic sycophant, and a tv reality-show-star who should be brought down! Now due to the incompetency of its leader millions of innocent people have, still are, and will continue to paying the price by the loss of their livelihood and their own and their family security! Unfortunately since 1980 it's been proven that the self serving groups have been pushing the incompetents forward in order to achieve their own agenda! Finally they've been caught with their pants down and their asses in the grind! Let's see if these groups can survive for another day!

[Apr 23, 2020] Go I do not know where and bring me I do not know what: Why does the USA keep insisting that China should have contained a virus of which they had no prior knowledge?

Apr 23, 2020 | www.unz.com

Anon [183] Disclaimer , says: Show Comment April 24, 2020 at 12:29 am GMT

Why do you keep insisting that China should have contained a virus of which they had no prior knowledge? When they had more information they locked down the city. A move which your government cried "authoritarian!" What has your government done since learning about it?

[Apr 23, 2020] What Did US Intel Really Know

Apr 23, 2020 | www.unz.com

gotmituns , says: April 23, 2020 at 9:07 am GMT

What Did U.S. Intel Really Know
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -
If our intelligence outfits are anything like when I served in a combat unit, they knew nothing about the virus.
Renoman , says: April 23, 2020 at 9:44 am GMT
so America is lying?

[Apr 23, 2020] A fool always rushes to the fore: Outrage and protests as mother arrested for letting children play in park

That's really strange: where is the danger here? Virus outside does not spread well and die on surface really fast, especially under the sun radiation. It is mostly closed space game. And as long as people maintain "social distance" there is no reason to restrict activities. Whom they hurt?
Apr 23, 2020 | www.rt.com

[Apr 22, 2020] Biden and the difference between Accused(R) and Accused(D

Looks like neoliberals Clinton wing of Dem Party thought and behaved different during Kavanaugh witch hunt ;-)
Apr 22, 2020 | www.nakedcapitalism.com

Synoia , April 21, 2020 at 5:40 pm

Oh dear. The is a complete difference between Accused(R) and Accused(D), if one is a (D).

In the first case, Accused(R) is held to an insta-proof standard. Accused(D) is held to another which requires the testimony of three living Popes.

It is perfectly just system. (If you believe that, then I assert Donald Trump's Orange Glow is a perfectly natural sun tan). /s

[Apr 22, 2020] If you ask fool to pray he will hurt his head beating the floor. Outrage and protests as mother arrested for letting children play in park

That's really strange: where is the danger here? Virus outside does not spread well and die on surface really fast, especially under the sun radiation. It is mostly closed space game. And as long as people maintain "social distance" there is no reason to restrict activities. Whom they hurt?
Apr 22, 2020 | www.rt.com

[Apr 21, 2020] At a time when change is most needed, Creepy Joe is asking voters to turn back, give up, and accept our country's senility

If Biden's running on fear, he picked a pretty damn good year to do it.
Notable quotes:
"... Humor: One of God's small mercies. Play Hide ..."
Apr 21, 2020 | www.theamericanconservative.com

Joe Biden's louche son Hunter -- known for his hearty indulgence in drugs and his sexual adventures with strippers -- is a perfect specimen of humanity under this system. If he gets more stimulation than others, everyone else should get enough. And if they don't, they mustn't complain, they should ask for a program.

Kessler engineerscotty 11 hours ago

He is though [candidate of fear]. The absolute driving impulse behind Joe Biden is fear of Trump. Who is electing Biden because of his ideas and policies? There are articles that literally say - "Joe, just have a pulse by the time of the election, that's enough for us." I think that one was in Atlantic.

I mean what is Russiagate, that's pure scaremongering - those Red Russkies are back with vengeance. The idea of return to safe, secure "normalcy", the good old days of calm and peace, if only Trump can be removed.

Dr. Rieux 5 hours ago
Humor: One of God's small mercies. Play Hide

[Apr 21, 2020] The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost

One could say there are generally 2 honest standpoints on what is happening (ignoring the dishonest ones). On the surface these 2 groups appear to have diverging opinions based on essentially the same fear: What happens to the economy.
One group fears the extreme actions taken by governments and institutions are causing far more damage to society and individuals in terms of economic damage, unemployment, eradication of democratic and personal rights and ultimately also deaths. These actions are seen as real and deliberate attacks on individuals and modern society.
The other group senses the same fear, but the fear is so strong that cognitive dissonance kicks in to deny reality. One is simply not able to accept the implication of governments and institutions willingly crushing society. So the official virus doomsday line is internalized as the truth, instead of causing a revision of one's world view, even though the numbers show that it is an irrational standpoint.
Apr 21, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org
juliania , Apr 21 2020 15:46 utc | 62
The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

[Apr 19, 2020] Dear Government officials, Please don't publicly advertise you own ineptitude

Don't shoot the piano player...
Notable quotes:
"... "No matter what you do for the Do Nothing Democrats, no matter how GREAT a job you are doing, they will only respond to their Fake partners in the Lamestream Media in the negative, even in a time of crisis," ..."
"... "rude and nasty" ..."
"... "He gave them everything that they would have wanted to hear in terms of gaining ground on the CoronaVirus, but nothing that anyone could have said, including 'it's over,' could have made them happy," ..."
"... "They were RUDE and NASTY. This is their political playbook, and they will use it right up to the election on November 3rd," ..."
"... "America will not be fooled!!!" ..."
Apr 19, 2020 | www.rt.com

Donald Trump slammed Democrats for a "rude and nasty" phone call with the vice president over the Covid-19 pandemic, and theorized nothing will satisfy them as they try to "fool" America in November's election.

"No matter what you do for the Do Nothing Democrats, no matter how GREAT a job you are doing, they will only respond to their Fake partners in the Lamestream Media in the negative, even in a time of crisis," Trump tweeted on Saturday.

He added that his working relationship with Democrats during the Covid-19 pandemic has been "even worse" than before and revealed senators held a "rude and nasty" conference call with Vice President Mike Pence, who heads the White House Coronavirus Task Force, on Friday where little progress was made.

"He gave them everything that they would have wanted to hear in terms of gaining ground on the CoronaVirus, but nothing that anyone could have said, including 'it's over,' could have made them happy," the president vented.

"They were RUDE and NASTY. This is their political playbook, and they will use it right up to the election on November 3rd," he continued, adding that "America will not be fooled!!!"

[Apr 19, 2020] Some want the the return, on the global scale of the guillotine to prune neoliberal elite

I would start with bankster, private equity and vulture funds
Apr 19, 2020 | caucus99percent.com

Pricknick on Sat, 04/18/2020 - 11:13pm

It's easier to imagine the return, global wide, of the guillotine [then the collapse of the USA two party system]


I have excellent wood craftsman skills.

Of course my forge could produce an all steel unit for the high usage required.

polkageist on Sun, 04/19/2020 - 12:23am
Could you fashion some tools prior to the guillotine?

@Pricknick
We will need some pitchforks to go with the torches before we get to use the guillotine.

to imagine the return, global wide, of the guillotine.
I have excellent wood craftsman skills.
Of course my forge could produce an all steel unit for the high usage required.

travelerxxx on Sun, 04/19/2020 - 3:28am
List is growing

@polkageist

Hey, I am already committed to bringing the masks, but I'll grab some matches, too. No problem.

[Apr 19, 2020] Federal Reserve has accomplished a "hostile takeover" of Santa's money production factory

Apr 19, 2020 | www.unz.com

ChuckOrloski says: Show Comment April 17, 2020 at 2:41 pm GMT 100 Words Linh wrote and I agree: "We must liberate our home turf first."

Problem: ZUS Stimulus checks, arrival Thursday, April 16, into direct deposit accounts.

An old friend and colleague Scranton school bus driver, Bill Hopkins, called late afternoon and with great cheer, he hollared, "Merry Christmas, Chuck!" Later I checked my FNB debit account, and yes, was "Merry Christmas" for me too.

As the Federal Reserve has accomplished a "hostile takeover" of Santa's money production factory, the necessity to liberate our home turf has become a greater challenge.

Voila, the US Moneychangers "bank" on the Garden of Eden truism, Eat from the vine and you are mine.

[Apr 19, 2020] When the Republic is restored

Apr 19, 2020 | www.unz.com

The Alarmist , says: Show Comment April 17, 2020 at 10:25 pm GMT

If displaced, you're either a tourist, immigrant, refugee or occupier.

A decade or so ago, an American in Europe asked me when I planned to move back to the USA. My reply, "When the Republic is restored," was met with nervous laughter.

[Apr 19, 2020] On chanting USA! USA! during coronavirus epidemic

Notable quotes:
"... The coronavirus pandemic is an example of the cost of empire ..."
Apr 19, 2020 | www.unz.com

Dr. Robert Morgan , says:

Not really a turning point, certainly not in the sense of a reversal. And there’s no war, because for a war you need two sides. The dumb hicks may rail against shadowy “globalists”, but are too stupid to realize that they themselves are globalists. The hicks want their cheap computers, and the thousands of other things manufactured by slave labor in China, and the globalists are happy to provide them. Yet the same dopes chanting USA! USA! (the forces of nationalism, at least in America) don’t understand that empire has downsides as well as advantages.

The coronavirus pandemic is an example of the cost of empire, the ... technological empire that has come to cover the whole world.

In that way, it resembles previous plagues, such as the plague of Justinian in the sixth century, and the Black Death in the fourteenth...

[Apr 19, 2020] Pepsi is acting in solidarity with grocery workers by offering them 20 oz. sodas for only $1 (Dr. Pepper not included). Just about makes me tear up, I tell ya.

Apr 19, 2020 | www.nakedcapitalism.com

diptherio , April 16, 2020 at 2:28 pm

Pepsi is acting in solidarity with grocery workers by offering them 20 oz. sodas for only $1 (Dr. Pepper not included). Just about makes me tear up, I tell ya.

https://twitter.com/CowlonFullerton/status/1250629873615413253

Massinissa , April 16, 2020 at 9:30 pm

Pepsi is literally cheaper than water. And they're not even giving it away for free. What a farce.

[Apr 19, 2020] Bill Gates and viruses

Apr 19, 2020 | twitter.com

MARK SIMONE ‏ 2:59 PM - 15 Apr 2020

The last guy you want to listen to about stopping a virus is Bill Gates. He couldn't even keep viruses off of Windows. It's one reason many of us switched to Macs and we never saw a virus ever again.

[Apr 19, 2020] I can take it off if you'd like

Apr 19, 2020 | twitter.com

Emily Annette ‏ 1:50 PM - 9 Apr 2020

At the grocery. Wearing my mask. Lady behind me, snarky & loud enough to make sure I heard, "don't guess she realizes that stupid mask won't do any good." Me: "Honey, I'm an off duty nurse, I'm wearing it to protect YOU. But, I can take it off if you'd like." She practically ran.

[Apr 19, 2020] Some dignity

Apr 19, 2020 | twitter.com

MARK SIMONE ‏ 2:35 PM - 17 Apr 2020

Joe Biden says he'll bring dignity back to the Presidency. Nothing is more dignified than a confused, bungling, old man bumping into walls with a long history of groping and hair sniffing and dozens of money scandals in his family.

[Apr 19, 2020] This old idiot Fauci

Apr 19, 2020 | twitter.com

MARK SIMONE ‏ 5:50 PM - 18 Apr 2020

Don't blame FOX, Mr. Fake News CNN. On March 9th, Dr. Anthony Fauci recommended taking a cruise, telling Forbes Magazine that if you're healthy, cruise ships are safe: https://www. forbes.com/sites/douggoll an/2020/03/09/fauci-says-cruising-is-ok-if-you-are-healthy/amp/ https:// twitter.com/oliverdarcy/st atus/1251615953978306564

[Apr 19, 2020] Greatest health care system in the world:

Apr 19, 2020 | twitter.com

The reality of the #COVID19 pandemic is that my patients have lost all faith in our healthcare system so even when they are very short of breath or have low oxygen levels they refuse to go to the ER bc they're afraid they will die in a corner and they would rather die at home.

-- uché blackstock (@uche_blackstock) April 15, 2020

[Apr 19, 2020] They say a crisis brings out a persons true character

Apr 19, 2020 | twitter.com

MARK SIMONE ‏ 2:24 PM - 16 Apr 2020

What a low life - George Stephanopoulos, tests positive for Cornavirus and not only keeps going out, he even goes into stores. They say a crisis brings out a persons true character: https:// pagesix.com/2020/04/16/geo rge-stephanopoulos-accused-of-improper-social-distancing-after-covid-19-diagnosis/?_ga=2.177182759.305874711.1586733754-902643560.1584913196

[Apr 19, 2020] Nancy isn't out of ice cream.

Apr 19, 2020 | www.nakedcapitalism.com

Glen , April 16, 2020 at 2:21 pm

Wow, 22 million lose jobs, but Steny Hoyer says Congress wont get back together (and they have no plans to do so) until "there is an emergency."

Somebody needs to start "None of the Above" as a political party.

NotTimothyGeithner , April 16, 2020 at 2:23 pm

Nancy isn't out of ice cream.

JTMcPhee , April 16, 2020 at 6:01 pm

They call us #deplorables. Any reason we should not be calling them #despicables?

JBird4049 , April 16, 2020 at 11:10 pm

I don't see why not.

Geo , April 16, 2020 at 8:46 pm

They're apparently not essential workers.

ambrit , April 17, 2020 at 3:07 pm

A new category, "essential grifters?"

[Apr 19, 2020] The first rule of human thought is that everything is somebody else's fault.

Apr 19, 2020 | www.informationclearinghouse.info

The first rule of human thought is that everything is somebody else's fault. American whites note that violent crime is mostly committed by blacks or Hispanics, who see all their problems as due to whites. Terrorism is the domain of Muslems. Democrats blame everything on Republicans and vice versa.

Most of the world points out that America causes most of avoidable destruction and suffering on the planet. The Americans believe themselves virtuous, indispensable, exceptional, and entirely dedicated to promulgating democracy. No group is itself guilty of anything.

[Apr 18, 2020] if I were John Durham I would stock up on hydroxychloroquine and Z-pac and make sure no one has switched out the Tylenol in my Tylenol bottle with ibuprofen.

Apr 18, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

librul , Apr 18 2020 21:13 utc | 55

@ 52 james...how will my view change over time? Too early to tell :-) But it would really surprise me
if it didn't change over time.

One post-script, if I were John Durham I would stock up on hydroxychloroquine and Z-pac and
make sure no one has switched out the Tylenol in my Tylenol bottle with ibuprofen.

[Apr 18, 2020] As one caustic virologist observed, getting out into the open air is a good defense against respiratory transmitted infections: avoiding infection is a walk in the park

Apr 18, 2020 | www.unz.com

A German team under Prof Streeck argues that workplaces don't spread the coronavirus as much as play spaces: singing in a choir produces an aerosol and spray cloud, dancing together in a room or bar, or nightclub apres-ski, also creates infective clouds, as would any confined space where lots of people are in close contact breathing heavily. Although public health guidance has been coy on this matter, orgies are probably best avoided.

On that theme, there are settings in which you are likely to get a big dose, a large viral load, and others where the globules will be few and far between. As one caustic virologist observed, getting out into the open air is a good defense against respiratory transmitted infections: avoiding infection is a walk in the park.

[Apr 18, 2020] Remain calm, Bernie Sanders good friend creepy Joe Biden will set things right again.

Apr 18, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

uncle tungsten , Apr 17 2020 21:42 utc | 120

Remain calm, Bernie Sanders good friend creepy Joe Biden will set things right again. Come on Bernie, tell us once again how 'solid' your good friend is. We are all waiting to hear you endorse his good pick for vice president. That should be a blast.

[Apr 18, 2020] A Marie Antoinette-esque "Let them eat stocks" is coming from Wall Street

Apr 18, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

What more is being priced in by further economic misery? To the increasingly depressed it smacks dangerously of depression alongside a Marie Antoinette-esque "Let them eat stocks" from Wall Street...

Here come the depression-level data. US jobless claims soared a further 5.2 million in the past week, meaning that around 22 million jobs have now been shed in the past four weeks . That undoes all the jobs created since the end of the Global Financial Crisis, which is seen as unprecedented in the structural economic damage that it wrought. Yet we are still only four weeks in to this: does anyone think the sudden slump in demand from 22 million newly unemployed, let alone the broader impact of ongoing lockdowns, won't see a further massive initial claims print next week, and the week after, and the one after that, and so on?

I have written about economics and markets for over 20 years and try (and often fail) to detach myself from some of the wilder, more unusual, or more illogical and/or unsustainable movements one sees. However, US equities rallying for a fourth successive week on the back of a fourth successive print showing millions of US citizens losing their jobs is a real splinter in the mind's eye : maybe if everyone loses their job equities could double?

[Apr 18, 2020] Some people now view Donald Trump as the American Gorbatchov

Apr 18, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

passerby , Apr 17 2020 23:01 utc | 134

To me, Donald Trump is the American Gorbatchov. The man who wants to reform the system to keep it running. What you've seen is a willingness to question the status quo. And the corona virus is America's Chernobyl, where everyone sees what used to be mighty, but now is weak.

[Apr 18, 2020] Why do some British people not like Donald Trump: He makes Nixon look trustworthy and George W look smart.

Apr 18, 2020 | m.facebook.com

Nate White, an articulate and witty writer from England, wrote this magnificent response:

"A few things spring to mind. Trump lacks certain qualities which the British traditionally esteem. For instance, he has no class, no charm, no coolness, no credibility, no compassion, no wit, no warmth, no wisdom, no subtlety, no sensitivity, no self-awareness, no humility, no honour and no grace - all qualities, funnily enough, with which his predecessor Mr. Obama was generously blessed.

So for us, the stark contrast does rather throw Trump's limitations into embarrassingly sharp relief. Plus, we like a laugh. And while Trump may be laughable, he has never once said anything wry, witty or even faintly amusing - not once, ever. I don't say that rhetorically, I mean it quite literally: not once, not ever. And that fact is particularly disturbing to the British sensibility - for us, to lack humour is almost inhuman.

But with Trump, it's a fact. He doesn't even seem to understand what a joke is - his idea of a joke is a crass comment, an illiterate insult, a casual act of cruelty. Trump is a troll. And like all trolls, he is never funny and he never laughs; he only crows or jeers.

And scarily, he doesn't just talk in crude, witless insults - he actually thinks in them. His mind is a simple bot-like algorithm of petty prejudices and knee-jerk nastiness.

There is never any under-layer of irony, complexity, nuance or depth. It's all surface. Some Americans might see this as refreshingly upfront.

Well, we don't. We see it as having no inner world, no soul. And in Britain we traditionally side with David, not Goliath. All our heroes are plucky underdogs: Robin Hood, Dick Whittington, Oliver Twist.

Trump is neither plucky, nor an underdog. He is the exact opposite of that. He's not even a spoiled rich-boy, or a greedy fat-cat. He's more a fat white slug. A Jabba the Hutt of privilege. And worse, he is that most unforgivable of all things to the British: a bully.

That is, except when he is among bullies; then he suddenly transforms into a snivelling sidekick instead. There are unspoken rules to this stuff - the Queensberry rules of basic decency - and he breaks them all. He punches downwards - which a gentleman should, would, could never do - and every blow he aims is below the belt. He particularly likes to kick the vulnerable or voiceless - and he kicks them when they are down.

So the fact that a significant minority - perhaps a third - of Americans look at what he does, listen to what he says, and then think 'Yeah, he seems like my kind of guy' is a matter of some confusion and no little distress to British people, given that:

* Americans are supposed to be nicer than us, and mostly are.
* You don't need a particularly keen eye for detail to spot a few flaws in the man.

This last point is what especially confuses and dismays British people, and many other people too; his faults seem pretty bloody hard to miss.

After all, it's impossible to read a single tweet, or hear him speak a sentence or two, without staring deep into the abyss. He turns being artless into an art form; he is a Picasso of pettiness; a Shakespeare of shit. His faults are fractal: even his flaws have flaws, and so on ad infinitum.

God knows there have always been stupid people in the world, and plenty of nasty people too. But rarely has stupidity been so nasty, or nastiness so stupid.

He makes Nixon look trustworthy and George W look smart. In fact, if Frankenstein decided to make a monster assembled entirely from human flaws - he would make a Trump. And a remorseful Doctor Frankenstein would clutch out big clumpfuls of hair and scream in anguish: 'My God what have I created?

If being a twat was a TV show, Trump would be the boxed set."

[Apr 18, 2020] But really how in the Universe do we justify $84 million for Air force 1 Manuals?

Apr 18, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

*Consider this. During WW II, the Kaiser shipyard in Richmond, CA -- along with its 17 counterparts - were able to construct 2,710 Liberty ships between 1941 and 1945 (an average of three ships every two days), In other words, it took each yard just twelve days to put a ship in the water. That was the work of Rosie the Riveter and her colleagues. Today, we struggle to produce a few thousand $1 face masks - much less reliable COVID-19 test kits. Of course, back then the country was led by responsible adults -- not the bunch of clods and delinquents we're stuck with nowadays."

Likklemore , Apr 17 2020 16:23 utc | 37

Thanks for this essay from Prof. Brenner.

In D.C. Human and material costs are never accountable or measured.

But really how in the Universe do we justify -
$84 million for Air force 1 Manuals?

The Air Force quietly announced that Boeing's manuals for Trump's new $5.3 billion presidential jets are a bit pricier than your average automobile-repair guides.

President Donald Trump's much-touted $4 billion deal with Boeing for two new Air Force One aircraft didn't include a key item: the instruction manuals.

The cost of these flight and maintenance manuals: $84 million, according to a U.S. Air Force contract announcement posted Wednesday evening.

"This contract modification is to modify commercial manuals, update with VC-25B-specific information and deliver integrated manuals for the VC-25B system," the announcement says, referring to the next Air Force One aircraft by its military designation. "This includes manuals developed by both Boeing and their subcontractors."

It's Boeing, they need it. Beats the $640 toilet seat.

... ... ...

[Apr 18, 2020] Worried about Covid-19 contagion? Order a box of alcohol wipes from China.

Apr 18, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

Face masks, including ones that actually provide protection, are readily available throughout East Asia – and elsewhere. A personal anecdote: relatives in Tunisia are mailing me N95 masks which they purchased in their neighborhood pharmacies. Indeed, as of April 8, Tunisia had produced by their own resources, and distributed 30 million masks to a population of 11 million. The equivalent here would be 1 billion masks! (Minus the 1 million sent express to Israel by the Pentagon as a ritual gift of fealty.)

In America, we are offered instructions on how to sew a (probably useless) mask out of discarded T-shirts. MAGA!!

Hospital directors fire nurses who buy their own equipment out of concern that they will be upstaged and exposed as the callous, profit obsessed bozos they are.

Yet, we blind ourselves to the realities of other nations – because to do so is embarrassing, because our so-called leaders are protecting their behinds, and because we compulsively retain our dogmatic faith in American superiority.*

[Apr 17, 2020] PROBABLY MEANINGLESS COVID FACTOID

Apr 17, 2020 | turcopolier.typepad.com

PROBABLY MEANINGLESS COVID FACTOID. 75% of reported cases are in NATO countries .

DISAPPEARING UP YOUR OWN FUNDAMENT. " Why do we find ourselves in a situation where an EU-funded body set up to fight disinformation ends up producing it ? There are two main reasons... " Sure, they're good enough reasons but I think the real reason is that they are paid well to make this stuff up: these are not honest mistakes. Anyway, read the source yourself and ask whether you are convinced.

[Apr 15, 2020] Sick puppy Pelosi: Trump coronavirus missteps 'caused unnecessary death and economic disaster'

This is from aged out of touch with reality politician who run Ukrainegate and impeachment trial in December and January (Trump was acquitted on Feb 6) and stole the time and efforts for the reaction to coronavirus.
Trump responded to the remarks Monday, calling the House speaker a " sick puppy."
Apr 15, 2020 | news.yahoo.com

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi released to the public a letter to her Democratic colleagues Tuesday in which she charged President Trump with missteps in handling the coronavirus pandemic that "caused unnecessary death and economic disaster" in the United States.

Pelosi's letter contained a bullet-pointed list of what she said was "the truth of what has put us in this position." It included the following items: The truth is that Donald Trump dismantled the infrastructure handed to him which was meant to plan for and overcome a pandemic, resulting in unnecessary deaths and economic disaster. The truth is that in January Donald Trump was warned about this pandemic, ignored those warnings, took insufficient action and caused unnecessary death and economic disaster. The truth is that Donald Trump told his most loyal followers that the pandemic was a hoax and that it would magically disappear, thus endangering lives and paving the way for economic disaster. The truth is that we did not have proper testing available in March despite Trump repeatedly claiming that we did; and even now, we do not have adequate tests, masks, PPE, and necessary equipment, which creates unnecessary death and suffering. The truth is because of an incompetent reaction to this health crisis, the strong economy handed to Donald Trump is now a disaster, causing the suffering of countless Americans and endangering lives. The truth is a weak person, a poor leader, takes no responsibility. A weak person blames others.

Pelosi's letter came as Trump presided over a Rose Garden briefing of his coronavirus task force, at which he announced a halt to U.S. funding for the World Health Organization, asserting the U.S. pays more than its fair share to support the body, which he said failed to provide adequate warning about the coronavirus.

Clara 1 hour ago

But it's all Trump's fault. Nancy, Nancy Nancy - when will people realize it is her and Schiff's goal to bring down Trump regardless.

THIS IS A COPY AND PASTE

Jan. 20: The first human-to-human transmission was reported by a Chinese expert

Jan 22 Trump "we have it totally under control. It's one person coming in from China, and we have it under control. It's going to be just fine."

Jan 23, Chinese authorities implemented a strict nationwide travel ban, but allowed International flights.

Jan 24
Bill de Blasio "We urge all New Yorkers to continue to pursue their everyday activities and routines"

Jan 25
Good Morning America
"People should be more concerned right now with the flu in this country."

Jan 26: New York City's health commissioner, Dr. Oxiris Barbot "We are encouraging New Yorkers to go about their everyday lives... those "who had recently traveled from Wuhan were not being urged to self-quarantine or avoid large public gatherings."

Jan. 30: The WHO declared a public health emergency of international concern

Feb 1: President Trump instilled China travel ban. New York City had its first suspected case of coronavirus

Feb 2 NYC health commissioner Bardot "As we gear up to celebrate the Lunar New Year in NYC, I want to assure New Yorkers that there is no reason for anyone to change their holiday plans, avoid the subway, or certain parts of the city because of coronavirus."

Feb 4
China's consul general in New York, Huang Ping, thanked the Chinese-American community and other concerned Americans on Tuesday for their aid in battling the coronavirus outbreak, and criticized what he described as "an overreaction by the American government in severely restricting travel to and from China."

Feb 5: New York Times "Who says it's not safe to travel to China? The coronavirus travel ban is unjust and doesn't work anyway." NYC Health Commissioner Barbot on Twitter, "Today our city is celebrating the Lunar New Year parade in Chinatown... I want to remind everyone to enjoy the parade and not change any plans due to misinformation spreading about coronavirus."

Feb 6 Bardot: "The important thing for New Yorkers to know is that in the city currently, their risk is low and our city preparedness is high...We're telling New Yorkers, go about your lives, take the subway, go out, enjoy life. . . If it were likely that it could be transmitted casually, we would be seeing a lot more cases."

Feb 9: Chinatown in New York City held its annual Lunar New Year parade. Surgical masks were nearly absent from this parade. Councilman Mark D. Levine on Twitter, "In powerful show of defiance of coronavirus scare, huge crowds gathering in NYC's Chinatown for ceremony ahead of annual Lunar New Year parade. Chants of 'Be Strong Wuhan!' If you are staying away, you are missing out."

Feb 12 The House Judiciary Committee on voted, 22-10, to terminate President Trump's expanded travel ban and rein in presidential authority to issue such travel restrictions.

Feb 13: New York City Council speaker Corey Johnson "It is important to support the Chinese community in New York City...There is no need to avoid public spaces. I urge everyone to dine and shop as usual." Bill de Blasio
"This should not stop you from going about your life. It should not stop you from going to Chinatown and going out to eat. I am going to do that today myself."

Feb 25: Dr. Anthony Fauci "You need to do nothing different than you're already doing"

Feb. 26: In a press conference, President Trump said the risk to Americans remains low.

Feb 28 A German team of doctors in Wuhan, China, "we discovered that shedding of potentially infectious virus may occur in persons who have no fever and no signs or only minor signs of infection."

Feb 29:The Food and Drug Administration declared that other labs besides their own could develop their own coronavirus tests.

March 1
Health officials announced the first confirmed case in New York

March 2 Governor Andrew Cuomo "In this situation, the facts defeat fear, because the reality is reassuring...The woman who has now tested positive, she's at home, she's not even in a hospital, so the perspective here is important. And the facts, once you know the facts, once you know the reality, it is reassuring, and we should relax, because that's what's dictated by the reality of the situation. I get the emotion, I understand; I understand the anxiety. I'm a native-born New Yorker, we live with anxiety. But the facts don't back it up here. . . .

March 10. NYC Mayor DeBlasio encourages NYC to go out and enjoy the city More Reply Replies (53) 299 119 M Michael 2 hours ago THE TRUTH:
Jan 27 - Vox - "The House will soon vote on a bill to repeal Trump's travel ban -- as he gears up to expand it. Nancy Pelosi says she will bring the NO BAN Act, filed by Democrat Rep. Judy Chu [CA-27], to the floor in the coming weeks."

Jan 28 - Business Insider - "flu is a far bigger threat to most people in the US than the Wuhan coronavirus"
LA Times - "The new coronavirus isn't a threat to people in the United States - but the flu is"

Jan 30 - CDC - confirmed the 6th coronavirus infection, also the first "known" human-to-human transmission within the U.S. CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield let us know that "the immediate risk to the American public is low."
WHO - urged countries not to restrict travel or trade in response to COVID-19

Jan 31 - CDC - confirmed the seventh coronavirus infection, a male who traveled to Wuhan. "We are preparing as if this were the next pandemic, but we are hopeful still that this is not and will not be the case," the director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Dr. Nancy Messonnier said after this news came out.

Jan 31 - President Trump announced that all foreign nationals who had traveled to China except the immediate family members of US citizens or permanent residents won't be allowed into the U.S. effective February 2nd, 5 pm (EST). Which was immediately ridiculed by the media and the Democrats.

Feb 1 - Joe Biden sent the following tweet: "We are in the midst of a crisis with the coronavirus. We need to lead the way with science -- not Donald Trump's record of hysteria, xenophobia, and fear-mongering. He is the worst possible person to lead our country through a global health emergency." So, if Biden were the POTUS, would he have listened to the clowns at the WHO, CDC, and NCIRD and have done nothing?
Washington Post - "Get a grippe, America. The flu is a much bigger threat than coronavirus, for now."
New York Times "Beware the Pandemic Panic - (used to justify unnecessarily severe limits on movement and civil liberties)"

Feb 4 - Politico - "Coronavirus quarantine, travel ban could backfire, experts fear"

cry me 2 hours ago

What the media doesn't want you to know:

January 31: President Trump declares a national health emergency and imposes a ban on travel to and from China. Former Vice President Joe Biden calls Trump's decision "hysterical xenophobia and fear-mongering."

January 11: Chinese state media report the first known death from an illness originating in the Wuhan market.
January 15: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) holds a vote to send articles of impeachment to the Senate. Pelosi and House Democrats celebrate the "solemn" occasion with a signing ceremony, using commemorative pens. That same day, the first person with coronavirus in the United States arrives from China, where he had been in Wuhan.
January 21: The first American case of coronavirus is confirmed at a clinic in Snohomish County, Washington.
January 23: The House impeachment managers make their opening arguments for removing President Trump.
January 23: China closes off the city of Wuhan completely to slow the spread of coronavirus to the rest of China.
January 27: The White House convenes a special task force to deal with the emerging threat of coronavirus.
January 29: The president chairs a meeting of the White House coronavirus task force for the first time.
January 30: Senators begin asking two days of questions of both sides in the president's impeachment trial.
January 30: The World Health Organization declares a global health emergency as coronavirus continues to spread.
January 31: The Senate holds a vote on whether to allow further witnesses and documents in the impeachment trial.
January 31: President Trump declares a national health emergency and imposes a ban on travel to and from China. Former Vice President Joe Biden calls Trump's decision "hysterical xenophobia and fear-mongering."
February 2: The first death from coronavirus outside China is reported in the Philippines.
February 3: House impeachment managers begin closing arguments, calling Trump a threat to national security.
February 4: President Trump talks about coronavirus in his State of the Union address; Pelosi rips up every page.
February 5: The Senate votes to acquit President Trump on both articles of impeachment, 52-48 and 53-47.
February 5: House Democrats finally take up coronavirus in the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia.

[Apr 15, 2020] Putin says Russia has 'a lot of problems' and 'certainly can't relax' when it comes to coronavirus

If you want to lose hope in the relevant segment of the USA population commenting on Yahoo sanity, then read the comments to this Yahoo post.
Apr 15, 2020 | news.yahoo.com

Yahoo Reader, 15 hours ago

Ezekiel 25:17.

"The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of the darkness.

For he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children.

And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers.

And you will know I am the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon you."

[Apr 15, 2020] Yes and No, or how dense the US population is.

Apr 15, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

Mark2 , Apr 14 2020 19:37 utc | 25

Do I believe that Iraq had weapons of mass distruction -- no
Do I beleave that Russia used novachoc on the Skripals -- - no
Do I beleave the Syrian army used chlorine on the rebels -- -- no
Do I beleave Trump and U.K. Tory's would press the bio- button -- -yes
Do I beleave that US @UK lie about Russia, Iran, China and the Middle East -- - yes
Do I beleave the US @ U.K. want to reduce the world population by 50% -- -yes
Ditto their own populations -- -- -yes
We're dealing with three viruses here -- - coronavirus, internet/MSM misinformation and worse of all psychological denial.
The last of those is what is destroying society.
Two things spread this virus -- -- -- -
(1) How dense the population is.
And
(2) How dense the population is.

[Apr 14, 2020] US declared 'war' on coronavirus ... because all its other wars have worked out so well

Apr 14, 2020 | www.rt.com

The coronavirus epidemic had scarcely arrived on US shores when the Trump administration declared "war" on it, in the grand tradition of the 'War on Cancer' or the 'War on Drugs'. But these invisible wars don't end well. President Donald Trump declared war on the " invisible enemy " – Covid-19 – last month, pivoting on a dime from downplaying the pandemic to doing his best Churchill impression. The surgeon general and other officials have referred to the coronavirus outbreak as another Pearl Harbor. The struggle against the coronavirus, Americans have been told in no uncertain terms, is a war – but on whom?

[Apr 13, 2020] Victims Of Communism Memorial Foundation Adds Global Coronavirus Deaths To Its Tally Of Historical Victims Of Communism

Apr 13, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

alaff , Apr 12 2020 16:10 utc | 5

Victims Of Communism Memorial Foundation Adds Global Coronavirus Deaths To Its Tally Of Historical Victims Of Communism.

This is not a joke .
It seems that clinical idiocy has become a characteristic and integral feature of a large part of the Western "expert" community.

[Apr 13, 2020] Believe all women: New York Times only remembers its journalistic skepticism when it's Biden in the crosshairs

Metoo witch hunt has limited shelf-life and eventually will run its course. But the damage to credibility of accusations is done.
Apr 13, 2020 | www.rt.com
For anyone running for office in modern America, accusations of sexual assault are par for the course. But when it comes to weighing up these accusations, the US’ mainstream paper of record applies some very uneven standards.

Take Joe Biden, the Democratic Party’s presumptive nominee. If doubts weren’t already raised by his fondness for sniffing women, the emergence last month of a sexual assault allegation against the former vice president could have caused a major headache for his campaign.

Yet amid the coronavirus pandemic, and given the political leanings of most media outlets, the scandal barely registered.

The Intercept ran a story in March on how Tara Reade, a former Senate staffer, claimed that in 1993 Biden pushed her against a wall, groped her, and penetrated her with his fingers. Reade had spoken up about the alleged incident a year earlier, but was met with accusations that she was doing Russia’s bidding. The US media was still doing ‘Russiagate’ back then, remember?

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[Apr 13, 2020] Fauci talked about continuing lockdowns until there were *no* new cases being reported

Papers, please! Covid-19 'immunity cards' may be required of Americans, Fauci says, 10 Apr, 2020 , RT.com
Apr 13, 2020 | caucus99percent.com
@travelerxxx

Fauci talked about continuing lockdowns until there were *no* new cases being reported.

I can confidently predict that will happen about a day after we win the War on Drugs and the War on Terror.

[Apr 12, 2020] Faust and COVID-19

Apr 12, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

Hyperion , Apr 12 2020 13:13 utc | 8

Dear b,

during the same Easter Walk, Faust has a few reflections on his previous work as a doctor during the pestilence that fit the current times better than ever:

There was the medicine: the patient died.
And who recovered? No one asked.
So we roamed, with our hellish pills,
Among the valleys and the hills,
Worse than the pestilence itself we were.
I've poisoned a thousand: that's quite clear:
And now from the withered old must hear
How men praise a shameless murderer.

https://www.poetryintranslation.com/PITBR/German/FaustIScenesItoIII.php
Around 1050

[Apr 12, 2020] Cuomo obsession with ventialators and hospital beds misfired

Apr 12, 2020 | www.youtube.com

Joe Cox , 3 days ago

Cuomo begged for makeshift hospitals including a Naval hospital ship that has 1000 beds and only 20 patients are being treated as of yesterday. Yet 1200 employees sit idle as the ship remains empty.

[Apr 12, 2020] Dramatic increase of number of medical professional on You Tube

Apr 12, 2020 | www.youtube.com

Joe Cooksey , 22 hours ago

Two months ago 2 out of every 100 YouTube users were actual medical professionals. Today, we have 97 pseudo medical professionals for every 100 users... especially the wacko group that thinks 5G causes COVID-19.

[Apr 11, 2020] Tchaikovsky - Hymn of the Cherubim - USSR Ministry Of Culture Chamber Choir

Apr 11, 2020 | www.youtube.com

YellowDaffodil , 3 months ago

Perhaps if the US had a Ministry of Culture producing these soul elevating music videos we would not be becoming a godless country.

Bless Russia and May she grow in Grace and Peace.

Louis XXV , 11 months ago

"The music could exist even if the Universe doesn't." Schopenhauer

[Apr 11, 2020] Perhaps pompeo doesn't want to miss a chance to pray to his god on a sunday and maybe it will work out for him and us here..

Apr 11, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

james , Apr 10 2020 16:07 utc | 4

thanks b... the most significant outbreak in india is also associated with a religious gathering in delhi.. they went ahead with the meeting and ignored what the gov't was saying.. in the case of kansas state, perhaps pompeo doesn't want to miss a chance to pray to his god on a sunday and maybe it will work out for him and us here..

[Apr 11, 2020] But wait, isn't that exactly what Karl Rove said 60 seconds ago when he blamed Obama?

Apr 11, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

Christian J Chuba , Apr 10 2020 17:06 utc | 18

Gen. Jack Keane> - Our enemies , Russia, China, and Iran are using this opportunity to spread misinformation claiming that we were unprepared.

But wait, isn't that exactly what Karl Rove said 60 seconds ago when he blamed Obama? Come on Brian, you can do it, say something, let's at least see an uncomfortable look on your face. No, the lights are off.

[Apr 10, 2020] On Biden winning primaries

Apr 10, 2020 | www.youtube.com

Doug Boone , 19 hours ago

8 out of 10 Voting Machines, prefer Oligarchy.

[Apr 10, 2020] Sanders jumps overboard leaving clueless Captain Biden at helm of Democrats' burning ship

Apr 10, 2020 | www.rt.com

Things have never looked worse for the Democratic Party, which just lost the last semblance of mental competence as Bernie Sanders drops out of the race. With Joe Biden withering by the day, will Gov. Andrew Cuomo get the call?

[Apr 10, 2020] Think of the irony!

Apr 10, 2020 | www.unz.com

The country whose economy was supposed to be "in tatters" (Obama) delivers humanitarian aid to the "indispensable nation" (Obama again). Not only was this aid delivered from a country under US sanctions, the gear delivered was produced by a Russian company also under US sanctions. The "grateful" US media immediately declared that this was a Russian PR action, especially since 50% of the cargo was paid for by the US (the rest, including transportation costs, were paid by Russia).

[Apr 10, 2020] Like the Grand Old Duke of York, though with far more than 10,000 men, he [Sanders] has marched his army of young and blue-collar activists which once looked likely to sweep him to power up to the top of the hill only to march them down again. Twice.

Apr 10, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

carl , Apr 9 2020 19:27 utc | 200

Posted by: karlof1 | Apr 8 2020 21:19 utc | 84

What I like best about George Galloway is his sly way of putting things, as in:

"Like the Grand Old Duke of York, though with far more than 10,000 men, he [Sanders] has marched his army of young and blue-collar activists – which once looked likely to sweep him to power – up to the top of the hill only to march them down again. Twice."

https://www.rt.com/op-ed/485339-sanders-biden-trump-irony/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGvEQTQaTbQ

[Apr 10, 2020] What with the worldwide PPE shortages and Trump ordering seizures of Canada-destined shipments from 3M, what's a poor vassal to do? This days after Canada officially declares the NAFTA 'free-trade' deal ratified...

Apr 10, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

John Gilberts , Apr 9 2020 12:32 utc | 102

What with the worldwide PPE shortages and Trump ordering seizures of Canada-destined shipments from 3M, what's a poor vassal to do? This days after Canada officially declares the NAFTA 'free-trade' deal ratified...

Ottawa Looks to Kushner, Other US Trade Officials to Resolve Medical Equipment Dispute

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/canada-us-ppe-kushner-1.5522094

[Apr 09, 2020] The Americans can always be trusted to do the right thing, once all other possibilities have been exhausted

It took the incident with the USS Theodore Roosevelt to woke up Mark Esper from his dreams about world dominance and do something useful
Apr 09, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org
JohninMK , Apr 8 2020 15:54 utc | 44
Just spotted this

"Anyone on Department of Defense property, installations or facilities must wear a cloth face covering when they cannot maintain 6 feet of social distance in public area or work centers, according to a new directive released Sunday afternoon.

Defense Secretary Mark Esper had said the guidance was coming in an appearance on ABC's "This Week" Sunday morning. "

https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/esper-supports-navys-dismissal-aircraft-carrier-captain/story?id=69980787

[Apr 09, 2020] Which country Pentagon serves

Apr 09, 2020 | urmedium.com

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[Apr 09, 2020] Dr. Fauci Says US COVID-19 US Deaths Could Be As Low As 60K After Warning Millions Could Die

This guy is really a fearmonger who after sleeting for two months greatly contributed with his idiotic interviews to the botched reaction of the US government to this crisis. He should go
Notable quotes:
"... And now, after the Trump Administration scrambled to ramp up testing capacity and the states worked with the Feds, private entities, and others (including in some cases foreign nations) to distribute ventilators as Gov. Andrew Cuomo painted a horrifying portrait of sickened New Yorkers suffocating to death in hospital hallways because there were no ventilators available. ..."
"... Well, yesterday, NYC Mayor de Blasio said that, after a few days of near capacity numbers, hospitalizations have dropped by such a steep degree that the city believes it has enough ventilators on hand, and won't need any more. ..."
Apr 09, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

And now, after the Trump Administration scrambled to ramp up testing capacity and the states worked with the Feds, private entities, and others (including in some cases foreign nations) to distribute ventilators as Gov. Andrew Cuomo painted a horrifying portrait of sickened New Yorkers suffocating to death in hospital hallways because there were no ventilators available.

Well, yesterday, NYC Mayor de Blasio said that, after a few days of near capacity numbers, hospitalizations have dropped by such a steep degree that the city believes it has enough ventilators on hand, and won't need any more.

Now on Thursday, Dr. Fauci is taking to cable news to spread the message of optimism that has lifted US stocks over the past few days: Instead of the 240k figure used by President Trump as recently as two weeks ago, Dr. Fauci told NBC News that if the public continued to stick to the "mitigation efforts", that the death toll might be as low as 60k.

[Apr 08, 2020] The coming general election will feature the two least qualified candidates in US history: a malignant, completely unqualified for the position narcissist vs senile evil corporatist hawk and warmonger

Apr 08, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

Rob , Apr 8 2020 19:00 utc | 48

The coming general election will feature the two least qualified candidates in U.S. history. Trump is a malignant narcissist and very stupid, while Biden is a corporatist and a hawk in addition to being senile. As president, Biden would be less likely to abuse the Constitution and to appoint far right ideologues to the federal bench. Clearly, he is a lesser of two evils choice, and I say that as someone who regards him as an absolute evil. My fear is that a second Trump administration will make the first one look like a kindergarten singalong.

[Apr 08, 2020] I'm writing in "Not Sure" for president

Apr 08, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

Perimetr , Apr 8 2020 19:26 utc | 61

I'm writing in "Not Sure" for president

President Not Sure's Final Speech

[Apr 08, 2020] don't cry for the sheepdog

Apr 08, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

lizard , Apr 8 2020 20:45 utc | 81

don't cry for the sheepdog
his herding days are done
they've sunk so low with Dementia Joe
it's like they ate their gun

maybe you didn't know
viability is a code
so allow me to translate:
it's how much dirt you hold

the nastiness of these creatures
means all their files are plump
and mutually assured destruction
means they'd all go down with Trump

so Russia, Russia, Russia!
Ukraine, Ukraine, Ukraine!
two criminal syndicates go to war
and drive us all insane

will you wake up now Amerika?
or stay docile while they loot?
is Netflix your pied piper?
is Tiger King your flute?

[Apr 08, 2020] What Virus? Military Asks Whopping $20B to 'Deter Chinese Aggression'

Notable quotes:
"... " ​T​ he operational dilemmas faced by Indo-Pacific Command demand urgent attention. In order to make American investments in advanced fighters, attack submarines, or breakthroughs in military technology meaningful (in other words, to deter or win a conflict), there must be urgent investment in runways, fuel and munitions storage, theater missile defenses, and command and control architecture to enable U.S. forces in a fight across the Pacific's vast exterior lines. ​"​ ..."
Apr 08, 2020 | www.theamericanconservative.com

'Number one priority' is a $1.5 billion, 360-degree persistent and integrated air defense ring around Guam​.

... ... ...

​Arguing in favor of the PDI i n a recent op-ed , ​former Pacific policy official for the DoD ​ Randall Schriver ​ ​ and Eric Sayers, ​former​ special assistant to the commander of INDOPACOM, ​wrote:

" ​T​ he operational dilemmas faced by Indo-Pacific Command demand urgent attention. In order to make American investments in advanced fighters, attack submarines, or breakthroughs in military technology meaningful (in other words, to deter or win a conflict), there must be urgent investment in runways, fuel and munitions storage, theater missile defenses, and command and control architecture to enable U.S. forces in a fight across the Pacific's vast exterior lines. ​"​

john a day ago

Well the Pentagon sees that the checkbooks are open, Look if those pencil necked doctors can get 2trillion for a case of the sniffles, we ought to be able to get 2 billion to face down the Chicoms!

[Apr 08, 2020] Encounters Of An Average American Nobody With The 'Curious' COVID New World

Notable quotes:
"... Authored by Doug "Uncola" Lynn via TheBurningPlatform.com, ..."
"... Scary, huh? He was healthy ..."
"... What do you mean? He had underlying issues ..."
"... it mentioned nothing of his cancer and instead described how the man was "active and enjoyed riding his bike". ..."
"... tin-foil-hat-wearing ..."
"... coinciding events ..."
Apr 08, 2020 | www.zerohedge.com

Encounters Of An Average American Nobody With The 'Curious' COVID New World by Tyler Durden Wed, 04/08/2020 - 16:20 Authored by Doug "Uncola" Lynn via TheBurningPlatform.com,

Last week, I read an online article in my local paper telling of a 68-year-old gentleman who died from COVID-19. In the article, it described how the man had retired in the last year because of cancer. Then, two days later, my wife asked me if I had read the article. When I said that I had, she responded:

" Scary, huh? He was healthy ."

I replied:

" What do you mean? He had underlying issues ".

And when we logged-on to read the article again, it was tagged as "updated 7 hours ago" and many of the words I'd read two nights before were . gone.

In the paragraph where it said he retired, it mentioned nothing of his cancer and instead described how the man was "active and enjoyed riding his bike".

Of course, even a tin-foil-hat-wearing blogger like me would have a hard time believing that any conspiratorial pressure could be applied to my local paper. Perhaps the family requested the change or the original article was in error. It's hard to say.

But I do know what I read. And, the internet archive "Way Back Machine" showed the URL as being updated on March 31, 2020 and again on April 2, 2020, but the initial article was not archived. Now I wish I'd have taken a screenshot of, or printed, the original post.

Why?

Because of, as delineated in my last six Coronavirus articles , the dubious origins and timing of the outbreak, the coinciding events , how COVID-19 has been reported , and the questionable responses of governments and organizations around the world.

[Apr 08, 2020] Family plans to survive Covid-19 apocalypse by spending YEARS in underground bunker while virus ravages the world

Apr 08, 2020 | www.rt.com

Some Americans have taken extreme measures to avoid the global pandemic by moving into converted former military shelters in South Dakota, saying:

"We've got life insurance and car insurance... now we've got TOTAL insurance."

[Apr 08, 2020] I have seen 30 pandemics, one every year. But I have never seen such a misplaced and exaggerated reaction, and I am trying to understand why

Apr 07, 2020 | off-guardian.org

"Think deep, do good science and do not panic!" by Daniel Jeanmonod MD, Roxanne Jeanmonod & Francis Neirynck

A few considerations on the corona crisis

The monumental importance of the measures taken around the world in the fight for control of the current COVID-19 pandemic during the past few weeks motivated us to express through this text a few considerations and comments on this hugely important topic.

Dr. Joel Kettner [ 1 ], professor of Community Health Science at Manitoba University and Medical Director of the International Centre for Infectious Diseases declared recently:

I have never seen anything like this I am not talking about the pandemic, because I have seen 30 of them, one every year But I have never seen this reaction, and I am trying to understand why "

We do too, and wish to share our thoughts through these lines. Dr. David Jones[ 2 ] declared recently, concerning the corona crisis, in the New England Journal of Medicine:

History suggests that we are actually at much greater risk of exaggerated fears and misplaced priorities"

[Apr 08, 2020] Social distancing taken to the extreme

Apr 08, 2020 | off-guardian.org

Cassandra2 ,

I've taken to creeping ever closer to people at the supermarket check-out just to see them 'twitch'; simply can't resist it!

sabelmouse ,

There are so many good videos and articles etc, and no censorship is even needed because they are difficult to find

NowhereOH ,

I'm laughing so I don't cry. Spot on, sabelmouse.

I actually got into it with a total stranger about this today. Not something I'm prone to, but I was out on my walk and saw a middle-aged guy coming towards me on the path. I stepped off into the grass to let him pass (which I would probably do anyway), when he saw me and actually sprinted on the grassy hill opposite. He proceeded to eye me suspiciously even with twenty feet between us, and I just lost my temper. I snapped that I wasn't that worried about it and made the mistake of engaging when he asked me why. I rattled off some numbers (many of which we have discussed here on OG) and pointed out we don't shut down the country for any of exponentially deadlier diseases out there, including SARS and MERS.

"Well," he said, as though I was being unreasonable. "Where do you want to go that you can't? mmm, work?"

What a waste of breath. I should know better.

[Apr 08, 2020] I will again be writing in the name "Vladimir Putin" as a protest vote

Apr 08, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

Antoinetta III , Apr 8 2020 16:44 utc | 12

So it appears that when Election Day rolls around, I will again be writing in the name "Vladimir Putin" as a protest vote.

At least the hapless poll workers who have to tally all these write-ins up can get a chuckle or two out of it.

Antoinetta III

[Apr 08, 2020] On Biden call to Bernie supporters: What do you call a progressive who only backs establishment Democrats?"

Apr 08, 2020 | caucus99percent.com

longtalldrink on Wed, 04/08/2020 - 1:40pm

um lemme see

"- What do you call a progressive who only backs establishment Democrats?"

oo oo I got it...an establishment Democrat?

[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 !
link

[Apr 06, 2020] While the sheep fight over toilet paper and hand sanitizer, banksers grab billions -- the tax payers hand over 1.5 trillion to Wall Street

Highly recommended!
Mar 15, 2020 | www.moonofalabama.org

Uncle $cam , Mar 15 2020 0:13 utc | 51

It's gonna be okay... We are saved!

While the sheep fight over toilet paper and hand sanitizer, the tax payers hand over 1.5 trillion to wall street.

Fed to Inject $1.5 Trillion in Bid to Prevent ‘Unusual Disruptions’ in Markets

[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

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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?"

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 ?

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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

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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

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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"

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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

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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.
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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