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Screw that.

I want more. GOTV and humiliate this pig with an irrefutable, in your face, fuck off forever 75% landslide.

Same. Until trump is gone, I am wary of any message coming from the CDC.

Plus, we didn't all just start cleaning surface germs when COVID-19 came along. Granted, groceries and mail are new level, but in general we were all taught that unclean surfaces are germy breeding grounds. You touch a germy surface, then put your fingers in or on your nose, eyes, or mouth and bam! You've exposed yourself to the germs. I am baffled that someone suddenly says, "oh no, it's fine for this virus to ignore that rule about germy surfaces that you've known about since kindergarten hand washing lessons."

It sounds to me like somebody is paving the way for businesses to save money by relaxing their vigilance on worker safety and on the expense of keeping things clean enough (hiring somebody to clean every half hour, for instance) to get people to come out and spend money. Call me jaded, but that's what I'm hearing.

If you can't outbid states for the equipment, if you can't send FEMA to steal it,

just make sure to hire someone who won't do the job to clean and maintain it properly. Don't forget to waste oodles of $$ while you're at it! Lather, rinse, repeat.

Oh, goody! I love a good domino cascade.

It's about time somebody decided to go after Mitch and Elaine. They're both up to their necks in corruption.

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2019/06/mitch-mcconnell-elaine-chao-kentucky June 2019

Last month, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell stonewalled a plan to fix the nation‘s roads, bridges, mass transit, and other crumbling infrastructure, despite the urgency of the issue and the outline of the deal receiving rare support from both Democrats and the White House. But, as it turns out, McConnell isn’t opposed to all infrastructure spending. In fact, he’s quite open to it when it‘s flowing specifically to towns in his home state, thanks to a special arrangement with the Transportation Department set up by his Cabinet secretary wife.

Politico reports that Elaine Chao, spouse of Mitch, “designated a special liaison to help with grant applications and other priorities from her husband Mitch McConnell’s state of Kentucky, paving the way for grants totaling at least $78 million for favored projects as McConnell prepared to campaign for reelection.” That liaison, Chao’s current chief of staff, Todd Inman, wrote in an email to McConnell’s office that Chao had “personally asked him to serve as an intermediary”—a benefit bestowed on no other state—and that he should be contacted if there were any “Ky-specific issue[s]” that should be flagged for the secretary’s attention. According to reporters Tucker Doherty and Tanya Synder, that included grants with special significance to the senator, such as a highway-improvement project that had twice been rejected.

I wonder if that rejected plan included other infrastructure in dire need of attention, say dams, perhaps? Michigan could have used a little help with that. Too bad Mitch and Elaine didn't think it was important enough to address infrastructure needs in states other than their own.

More coverage needs to be given to hydroxychloroquine shortages.

It is so selfish and irresponsible for trump to push this drug. He is pushing it for financial reasons, he is unqualified to make any drug recommendations at all, he is endangering lives by flogging a drug now found to be virtually useless in treating COVID-19, and he is causing shortages for those who take the drug for legitimate reasons. Yes, Nancy's shade was hilarious (seriously, she is the best) but media should pivot past that to cover the genuine harm trump's BS is causing.

NO - it's his latest distraction.

Every time anyone bothers to talk about it is less time talking about the real shit going on - Pompeo and secret arms sales to Saudi Arabia, FEMA stealing and Kushner grifting medical supplies, the Senate ignoring calls for more aid while they plan to push through judicial appointments instead, what the heck Bill Barr is up to, Lindsey Graham's latest kangaroo court antics, and on and on.

trump is waving a big shiny "LOOK HERE!" sign and every single thread (of dozens in less than 24 hours) about his latest lie plays right into WHAT HE WANTS, which is to talk about the lie and not the important stuff.

Why are you doing what he wants? Stop it. Please.

5G is potentially problematic for weather forecasting

There are issues with 5G, but not the conspiracy theory "gonna kill you!" kind, and those in the know are working on ways to keep weather forecast accuracy from being compromised.


Studies completed before the negotiations by U.S. government agencies such as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NASA and the Navy had warned that 5G equipment operating in the 24-gigahertz frequency band could interfere with transmissions from polar-orbiting satellites used to gather weather data. This could make forecasts much less reliable, the reports found.

[Weather forecast accuracy is at risk from 5G wireless technology, key lawmaker warns FCC, seeking documents]

Specifically, these highly technical analyses concluded that if deployed widely and without adequate constraints, telecommunications equipment operating in the 24 GHz frequency band would bleed into the frequencies that NOAA and NASA satellite sensors also use to sense the presence and properties of water vapor in the atmosphere, significantly interfering with the collection and transmission of critical weather data.


In the last 20 years, passive microwave sensors on weather satellites have detected faint signals emitted by water vapor in the atmosphere from 23.6 to 24 GHz. Data drawn from those sensors “is the most significant contributor to reduced forecast error,” according to Developing a Sustainable Spectrum Approach to Deliver 5G Services, a paper released Jan. 13 by the Aerospace Corp.’s Civil Spectrum Management Group.

Those signals are “absolutely key to knowing what is going on in the atmosphere,” said David Lavers, a European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts scientist.

World Radiocommunication Conference delegates agreed to allow 5G technologies to operate from 24.25-27.5 GHz as long as equipment limits the strength of signals spilling over into the adjacent band.

Meteorologists, who say the limits do not go far enough to protect weather observations, are calling for further dialogue between the weather and telecommunications communities.

My issue with this is that even if it works, by asking dogs to sniff for the virus,

you're asking them to expose themselves to it. Call me a softie, but I have problems with the ethics of doing that.

So many doctors need to stand up and scream at this fool, quickly and loudly,

before he gets someone killed. His medical license needs to be yanked yesterday. There is no excuse for such wild and irresponsible behavior. Yes, I know trump has been doing the same thing but trump isn't a doctor and he shouldn't be getting away with it either. Marshall should be toast for this, medical career and political career GONE for being so irresponsible with the welfare of the general public.

Susan Rice is unruffled, and calls their bluff.

A spokesperson for Rice said supports the effort to release her email. “Ambassador Rice would welcome the release of the entirety of her January 20, 2017 email, as well as all of the intelligence reports related to Michael Flynn," the spokesperson said.

Boom. Emphasis mine.
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