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by Oui on Fri May 22nd, 2020 at 08:25:04 AM EST
by generic on Fri May 22nd, 2020 at 12:25:59 PM EST
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Yep!

Joe Biden Promised to Bring Stability Across Syraq (2007)   by Oui @BooMan on Feb. 14, 2016

A failed VP for 8 years as arms sales to Arab States peaked. Democrats making the same mistakes as four years ago. Biden is so 20th Century in mindset and policy. America deserves better ... time to clean house.

Anthony Blinken, all the "qualities" of Madeleine Albright and Zbigniew Brzezinski put together - HORROR!

Continuing the decades long slide from Social-Democracy and Labour into the camp of far-right, Islamophobia and Nationalism. Biden thinks he'll survive the onslaught by the Tea Party Republicans under president Trump without the Progressive Movement of Bernie Sanders? A fatal flaw in DNC short-term policy, failing activism in a society in upheaval.

War On BDS, Progressive Left Under Attack

by Oui on Fri May 22nd, 2020 at 01:44:10 PM EST
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At this point the best play for the democrats would be the Johnson gambit: Pretend your candidate caught the Rona and hide him in a fridge.
by generic on Fri May 22nd, 2020 at 02:08:09 PM EST
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by Oui on Sat May 23rd, 2020 at 09:30:33 PM EST
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Biden is going to be a continuation of neo-liberal domination of US foreign and domestic policies.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Sat May 30th, 2020 at 04:37:33 PM EST
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What. A. Surprise.
by asdf on Thu Jul 2nd, 2020 at 04:59:54 PM EST
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by generic on Fri May 22nd, 2020 at 12:35:10 PM EST
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Text-Only NPR.org : Scientists Warn CDC Testing Data Could Create Misleading Picture Of Pandemic

In addition, combining antibody testing with diagnostic testing could reduce the number of tests that appear to be producing positive results, lowering the overall "positivity rate." That's another important benchmark. The World Health Organization has recommended a positivity rate of 10% or less as a signal of whether enough testing is taking place.

"I suspect it will artificially lower the percent positive," wrote Caitlin Rivers, an epidemiologist at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, in another email to NPR about the CDC testing data.

by generic on Fri May 22nd, 2020 at 03:28:19 PM EST
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Trump claims he will "override the governors" who closed churches in the pandemic | Vox News |

Trump labeled churches and other houses of worship as "essential", calls on them to reopen | AP News |

by Oui on Fri May 22nd, 2020 at 09:32:15 PM EST
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Trump absolutely requires the ignorant hick white Evangelical vote and them folks want their weekly bout of religious hysteria.


She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Sat May 30th, 2020 at 04:40:15 PM EST
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    As the national death toll from COVID-19 approaches the stunning 100,000 milestone, The New York Times is devoting its entire Sunday May 24 front page to a list - a partial list - of the dead.

New York Times Publishes Names of People Who Died of COVID-19 on Entire Front Page | Newsweek |

Close relationship how people and capitalism treat planet Earth.

Every year, dirty air still brings more than 100,000 American lives to a premature death. Depleting resources.

Choked: The Age of Air Pollution and the Fight for a Cleaner Future

by Oui on Sun May 24th, 2020 at 06:31:35 AM EST
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Nursing homes might also have played a major role in the Italian outbreak in Bergamon, though I have only heard rumors.

by generic on Wed May 27th, 2020 at 12:38:25 AM EST
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You say that like it's a bad thing
by Bernard on Wed May 27th, 2020 at 06:37:16 AM EST
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by generic on Wed May 27th, 2020 at 02:40:08 PM EST
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in the worst outbreaks
by generic on Thu May 28th, 2020 at 07:17:24 PM EST
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FDA Announces Temporary Flexibility Policy Regarding Certain Labeling Requirements for Foods for Humans During COVID-19 Pandemic | FDA
First, the FDA is providing flexibility for manufacturers to make minor formulation changes in certain circumstances without making conforming label changes, such as making a change to product ingredients, without updating the ingredient list on the packaged food when such a minor change is made. For purposes of this guidance, minor formulation changes should be consistent with the general factors listed below, as appropriate:
by generic on Wed May 27th, 2020 at 10:18:39 AM EST
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At last! Twitter adds ALERT to Trump's tweets as FAKE NEWS. Wishing the American folks would follow and throw the bum OUT! 😎

Trump finally admits that "fake news" just means news he doesn't like | Vox News - May 9, 2018 |

President Trump's Description of What's 'Fake' Is Expanding | NPR - Sept. 2, 2018 |

Twitter Is Finally Fact-Checking Trump's Tweets | Vanity Fair |

The flagged tweets--in which Trump falsely claims "there is NO WAY (ZERO!) that Mail-In Ballots will be anything less than substantially fraudulent"--are now marked with a label alerting users to "Get the facts about mail-in ballots." When users click on the link, it takes them to a Twitter Moments page, which links to articles and tweets from journalists and experts that debunk Trump's claims. The president's statements about voter fraud "are unsubstantiated ...

by Oui on Wed May 27th, 2020 at 11:11:49 AM EST
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Election shaping to be a disaster for the GOP.

It is as certain as anything can be this far away that Trump will not be re-elected.  

It is looking increasingly likely the Senate will flip to the D column.

Every sane political commentator is predicting a D hold of the House.

The bottom line is the GOP lost white suburban women in 2018 and they aren't coming back.


She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Sat May 30th, 2020 at 04:43:35 PM EST
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WATCH: Treasury Secretary Mnuchin says Americans may receive debit cards for refunds
$239B, 141M receipts, 114M direct deposits, 27M checks, and now "debit" (electronic benefit transfer, EBT) cards. All the convenience of a credit card w/o the STIGMA of transfer payment or ATM fees?
Don't throw away those Visa debit cards: They have stimulus cash
Jacké Dollar said she immediately cut up the Visa debit card shortly after she opened the envelope on Tuesday. She has never had a debit card, never wanted one. So when she got this one in the mail, she just cut it up.
archived Democrats balk at $1,200 rebate checks in stimulus plan
by Cat on Thu May 28th, 2020 at 01:53:00 AM EST
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National Guard support requested by city to combat riots in south Minneapolis

Multiple fires burn overnight following violence and looting in Minneapolis

by Oui on Thu May 28th, 2020 at 02:14:10 PM EST
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The Onion:  Protestors Criticized For Looting Businesses Without Forming Private Equity Firm First.
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Fri May 29th, 2020 at 04:09:22 PM EST
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by Cat on Sat May 30th, 2020 at 11:50:06 PM EST
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by generic on Sat May 30th, 2020 at 05:34:33 PM EST
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by generic on Fri Jun 5th, 2020 at 09:01:09 PM EST
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by generic on Fri Jun 5th, 2020 at 11:43:27 PM EST
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by generic on Sat Jun 6th, 2020 at 05:56:25 PM EST
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'The Damage Is Done': Judge Slams John Bolton, but Refuses to Block Book

A Washington federal judge on Saturday admonished John Bolton for moving ahead with his memoir without final authorization from the Trump administration, but the court refused to issue any order to restrain further distribution of the book, which has been sent to bookstores and media outlets around the country and world.

John Bolton: judge declines to block tell-all Trump book | The Guardian |

by Oui on Sat Jun 20th, 2020 at 04:20:12 PM EST
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Fired Or Not, Berman On Way Out

by Oui on Sat Jun 20th, 2020 at 09:21:24 PM EST
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by Oui on Sun Jun 21st, 2020 at 03:04:14 AM EST
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by Oui on Mon Jun 29th, 2020 at 02:41:56 PM EST
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by Oui on Thu Jul 9th, 2020 at 04:19:27 PM EST
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by Oui on Sat Jul 11th, 2020 at 01:00:31 AM EST
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by Oui on Sat Jul 11th, 2020 at 01:30:05 AM EST
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From my earlier diary ...

Seychelles Back-channel Leads to Abu Dhabi

by Oui on Sat Jul 11th, 2020 at 01:41:56 AM EST
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Trump's 2020 USPS appointment could corrupt a key institution ahead of Election Day | NBC News |

Cronyism in high government positions has been a trademark of the Trump administration, but the selection of Republican mega-donor and Trump ally Louis DeJoy to lead the U.S. Postal Service threatens to corrupt one of America's most trusted institutions at a key moment.

by Oui on Sun Jul 19th, 2020 at 11:46:30 PM EST
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by Oui on Sat Jul 25th, 2020 at 08:18:56 PM EST
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