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by Bernard on Sun Oct 4th, 2020 at 08:58:52 AM EST
Advisers made last-minute push to get reluctant Trump to Walter Reed
(CNN) - Marine One was idling on the South Lawn Friday as President Donald Trump's advisers were inside the White House making a last-minute push to get him to board the helicopter.
The President, who had recently tested positive for coronavirus, was reluctant to go to the hospital, multiple sources familiar with what happened later told CNN. Though Trump had developed symptoms and was now on experimental drugs, he didn't want to be "hospitalized," he said.

Aware of his hesitancy to appear seriously ill or convey the serious nature of his condition, Trump's aides now appear to be scrambling to provide a portrait of a mildly ill commander-in-chief. But on Friday, medical officials were concerned about his vitals and thought it would be better to monitor his response with the vast resources that Walter Reed National Military Medical Center provided. Trump was told the facility was a more prudent place for him to be in case his condition deteriorated.

"The White House is fully committed to providing transparent and regular updates on the President's condition and recovery," Judd Deere, a White House spokesman, said in a statement.
A decision was made by senior officials to schedule his departure after markets closed to avoid an inevitable tumble, two people familiar with the matter said.

by Bernard on Sun Oct 4th, 2020 at 09:52:17 AM EST
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People with Covid often get better before they get worse again.

It's possible Trump is absolutely fine and will be discharged tomorrow. But considering his age and the fact that he's morbidly obese, it's not particularly likely - not even with the best health care on the planet.

It's more plausible he's bored and petulant and wants to go home and get back to presidentin' - and the doctors will accommodate his whims until he needs medical attention again towards the end of the week.

It takes real talent to nuke your own health, the health of your support staff, and of your party leaders, and your campaign staff in the critical month right before an election.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Sun Oct 4th, 2020 at 08:24:43 PM EST
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Honestly, getting covid and then singing karaoke at GOP fundraisers is probably the most impactful anti-capitalist terror attack in the US for at least a generation. You got to hand it to him.
by generic on Sun Oct 4th, 2020 at 10:25:31 PM EST
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Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Tue Oct 6th, 2020 at 12:30:11 AM EST
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by generic on Tue Oct 6th, 2020 at 12:18:46 PM EST
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genetic traits?

< wipes tears >

I had been idly perplexed as to who agreed to this formula and how  insidiously, "commonly" that message came to connote ahh "disturbing" broadcast images, but not linear ICONOGRAPHY even the written word.

Thanks for this insight.

by Cat on Tue Oct 6th, 2020 at 02:01:52 PM EST
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#Debates2020
by Cat on Thu Oct 8th, 2020 at 03:09:52 AM EST
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by Bernard on Thu Oct 8th, 2020 at 08:31:23 PM EST
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Rhymes with fly #Debates2020
by Cat on Thu Oct 8th, 2020 at 06:22:49 PM EST
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< reckless eyeballin' >
by Cat on Fri Oct 9th, 2020 at 12:04:00 AM EST
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by Cat on Wed Oct 14th, 2020 at 03:04:20 PM EST
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by Cat on Sat Oct 17th, 2020 at 04:18:52 PM EST
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by Cat on Sat Oct 17th, 2020 at 06:44:28 PM EST
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If my employer doesn't pay for my Pornhub HD the terrorists have won.

Wait, not terrorists, that was way back when.

Greta? Brexit? Covid?

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by Number 6 on Mon Oct 19th, 2020 at 11:17:20 AM EST
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versus the raceless, de-gendered US American polity

2018 GE 228M citizen question: the marginalia of "droves"
67% of citizens, 72% of all 2018 voters
13% of citizens, 12% of all 2018 voters
8% of citizens, 7% of all 2018 voters(e)
12% of citizens, 9% of all 2018 voters
census.gov
by Cat on Sun Oct 18th, 2020 at 01:09:17 PM EST
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by Cat on Tue Oct 20th, 2020 at 12:23:13 AM EST
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#Resistance story developing ...
by Cat on Tue Oct 20th, 2020 at 04:04:22 PM EST
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How to flatten "the infodemic curve"
by Cat on Thu Oct 22nd, 2020 at 03:24:57 PM EST
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by Cat on Fri Oct 23rd, 2020 at 10:41:05 PM EST
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archived decision fatigue

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sun Oct 4th, 2020 at 05:39:25 PM EST
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Life expectency used to be much shorter. There were all sorts of infectious diseases. Many religions seem to think of nothing else. Did our brains get redesigned recently?
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Sun Oct 4th, 2020 at 05:48:44 PM EST
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by Cat on Mon Oct 5th, 2020 at 02:16:21 PM EST
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US Physicist Denounces UK Nobel Laureate's 'Illegitimate' Theory of Consecutive Universes
The most successful theoretical mechanism for extending the Big Bang has been cosmic inflation
sez Know-It-All Lewis and Clarke University professor and writer for Forbes magazine Ethan Siegel.
by Cat on Thu Oct 8th, 2020 at 10:32:03 PM EST
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I think Siegel's articles are great. It's tough to explain cosmology without math.

The dispute about Penrose's idea is just a typical scientific dispute. It will be a footnote--at best--in textbooks a couple of decades from now.

by asdf on Sat Oct 10th, 2020 at 02:36:03 AM EST
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by Cat on Sat Oct 10th, 2020 at 03:01:26 PM EST
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I warned you: CENSUS2020 is going to be great.

Now, hold on to your hats for RE-DRAW LITIGATION2021!

by Cat on Tue Oct 13th, 2020 at 10:55:47 PM EST
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response rates to date, with 2 wks remaining of the court-ordered extension.

Whoever did not want to be found most certainly will not be counted. They will be estimated as is the custom. Bank on it.

by Cat on Tue Oct 13th, 2020 at 11:01:16 PM EST
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Supreme Court tees up census case over whether Trump can exclude undocumented immigrants
The court's announcement teed up oral arguments in the case for Nov. 30, an ACCELERATED timeline that paves the way for a potential decision before the Census Bureau is set to deliver the population counts to Trump's desk at the end of the year.
mmm, while the DNC Axes of Assets agitated to extend census collection to 31 Oct, congress failed to modify the statutory reporting deadline, which Census Bureau requested last summer, to April 2021.

Trump v New York

WHAT WAS THE QUESTION?
(1) Whether a group of states and local governments have standing under Article III of the Constitution to challenge a July 21, 2020, memorandum by President Donald Trump instructing the secretary of commerce to include in his report on the 2020 census information enabling the president to exclude ["]noncitizens["] from the base population number for purposes of apportioning seats in the House of Representatives;
and (2) whether the memorandum is a permissible exercise of the president's discretion under the provisions of law governing congressional apportionment.

NO, NO, LOL. btw, For all the agita forthcoming the 9th associate justice, don't expect an opinion before 2 Jan 2021 or even 30 Jan--allowing a new admin DOJ to moot the petition and decision.

by Cat on Sat Oct 17th, 2020 at 04:10:17 PM EST
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btw, Trump v Vance is relaxing in D.C. cir on remand. Y'all remember that one, doncha?
"score": 7-2, the LAST MONUMENT OF CONSERVATIVE POLITICIZATION to weight the Anti-RBG scales of drama.

Back From the Supreme Court, House Pushes DC Circuit for Trump [TAXES]

For U.S. Circuit Judge David Tatel, however, the more prudent move would be to wait until after the next Congress convenes on Jan. 3.
by Cat on Tue Oct 20th, 2020 at 11:51:12 PM EST
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BULLETIN


[US District Ct Enjoins] Trump Exclusion of Undocumented Immigrants From Census
"The policy which the presidential memorandum attempts to enact has already been rejected by the Constitution, the applicable statutes and 230 years of history," the panel wrote in a 93-page summary judgment
by Cat on Fri Oct 23rd, 2020 at 12:11:03 AM EST
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by Cat on Wed Oct 21st, 2020 at 12:12:59 AM EST
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Census takers fall short of target goal in areas of US
There are also concerns about the quality of the data obtained.
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Census Bureau director Steven Dillingham said Monday that a first look at the data collection operation indicates "an extremely successful execution." He noted that the 67% self-response rate this year was higher than the 66.5% reached during the [NO CITIZENSHIP Q] 2010 census.
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Civil rights groups and others are pushing [BWAH!] Congress to extend the bureau's deadline for turning in apportionment numbers for congressional seats from Dec. 31 to the end of next April.
thwarted by disasters of BIBLICAL PROPORTION amicus briefs developing ...
by Cat on Fri Oct 23rd, 2020 at 10:36:55 PM EST
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The Sheldon-Feinstein Effect
by Cat on Wed Oct 21st, 2020 at 04:30:29 PM EST
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Biden Rolls Out Ads Highlighting Catholic Faith
poll smoke & transmogrification
by Cat on Mon Oct 5th, 2020 at 02:20:01 PM EST
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@twitter
by Cat on Sat Oct 17th, 2020 at 04:23:31 PM EST
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More than Germany?
Seit den 80er-Jahren haben Gerichte sechs­mal Nach­barschafts­zoff rund um Garten­zwerge entschieden. Im Februar 2018 gab es nun einen siebten Fall. Das Amts­gericht München hatte zu klären, ob ein Wohnungs­eigentümer in seinem Garten einen Fan-Zwerg des Fußball­ver­eins TSV 1860 München aufstellen darf. Ja, sagte das Gericht. In der Vergangenheit gab es aber auch Fälle, in denen Gerichte das Aufstellen einer Figur im Garten untersagt haben.
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Sat Oct 17th, 2020 at 08:14:40 PM EST
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by Cat on Sun Oct 18th, 2020 at 01:49:27 PM EST
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Politico fingers the perp
"Maybe Twitter should just, well, stop selling political ads. ... it was another sign of the rising influence of Gadde, the connected, liberal-leaning lawyer"
by Cat on Fri Oct 30th, 2020 at 02:54:38 AM EST
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committee, floor quorum complications
Democrats Boycott Committee Vote on Barrett With Election Days Away
But it was Republicans who reached for the so-called nuclear option four years ago in response to a Democratic filibusterer [sic] of then-Judge Neil Gorsuch's nomination
archived Fri Apr 5th, 2019, Nuclear' fallout in Senate might take some time to register, Thu Oct 8th, 2020, classic filibuster
by Cat on Thu Oct 22nd, 2020 at 06:13:57 PM EST
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Some lawyers and analysts said the state charges appeared to be a kind of insurance policy against a potential Trump pardon of Manafort. The New York case could not prevent Trump from granting clemency, but the new prosecution would have kept the pressure on Manafort to explain any knowledge he had of wrongdoing by Trump.
archived mistrial and double-jeopardy, Flowers v Mississippi
by Cat on Thu Oct 22nd, 2020 at 08:39:34 PM EST
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by Cat on Tue Oct 27th, 2020 at 09:04:06 PM EST
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OUTSIDE

INSIDE
Despite ["]suppression["] tactics, young voters are 'raising hell' with historic early voting turnout
His efforts revealed to him that voter suppression exists not just in red states but in ["]blue["] states like New York, as well, he said.
LATEST! bipartisan residency requirement theory, 2020
archived Stamps
by Cat on Sat Oct 31st, 2020 at 02:46:04 PM EST
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Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Mon Oct 5th, 2020 at 10:44:24 PM EST
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archived Wed Sep 23rd, 2020
by Cat on Tue Oct 6th, 2020 at 10:43:39 PM EST
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by Cat on Thu Oct 8th, 2020 at 11:47:57 PM EST
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Biden recklessly eyeballs GOP candidates for Cabinet slots
When asked for comment, a spokesperson for the Biden transition said only that the team is not making any personnel decisions before the Nov. 3 election, but stressed that "diversity of ideology and background is a core value of the transition."
"nothing will fundamentally change" story developing ....
by Cat on Tue Oct 20th, 2020 at 04:54:54 PM EST
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by Cat on Tue Oct 20th, 2020 at 05:00:16 PM EST
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by Cat on Tue Oct 27th, 2020 at 09:42:53 PM EST
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by Bernard on Sat Oct 10th, 2020 at 06:29:55 PM EST
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Ah, a single data point to disprove a ridiculously broad "most".

Let the debate of the dueling morons commence!

Popcorn all around!

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by Number 6 on Mon Oct 19th, 2020 at 11:09:41 AM EST
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by generic on Sun Oct 18th, 2020 at 05:00:13 PM EST
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Deaths, hospitalizations and at least 68 COVID-19 cases after weeklong church event

At least two people are dead, four hospitalized and at least 68 positive cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed following a weeklong convocation event at a church in North Carolina.

The week of events took place at the United House of Prayer for All People in Charlotte, North Carolina.

by Oui on Thu Oct 22nd, 2020 at 05:22:17 PM EST
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North Carolina church ordered to close temporarily in wake of deadly COVID-19 outbreak | ABC News |

Health officials said they temporarily shut down a North Carolina church after it was connected to massive coronavirus outbreak that resulted in at least three deaths and more than 100 infections.

The Mecklenburg County Health Department ordered United House of Prayer for All People in Charlotte to close for two weeks, halting in-person gatherings. The church's week-long convocation led to an estimated 121 COVID-19 infections across three counties, according to a department statement.

by Oui on Mon Oct 26th, 2020 at 10:48:45 PM EST
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Fast Reverse to the Past

US signs anti-abortion declaration with group of largely authoritarian governments | The Guardian |

The US has today signed an anti-abortion declaration with a group of about 30 largely illiberal or authoritarian governments, after the failure of an effort to expand the conservative coalition.

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The "core supporters" of the declaration are Brazil, Egypt, Hungary, Indonesia and Uganda, and the 27 other signatories include Belarus (where security forces are currently trying to suppress a women-led protest movement), Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Iraq, Sudan, South Sudan, Libya.

Secretary Pompeo said in his remarks, "Under President Trump's leadership, the United States has defended the dignity of human life everywhere and always. He's done it like no other President in history. We've also mounted an unprecedented defense of the unborn abroad. ... Today, we're taking the next step, as we sign the Geneva Consensus Declaration. At its very core, the Declaration protects women's health, defends the unborn, and reiterates the vital importance of the family as the foundation of society."

So Trump and his Cabinet are pro-life? 😖

by Oui on Thu Oct 22nd, 2020 at 06:58:43 PM EST
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