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March 16, 2020

THIS is what happens...

THIS is what happens when a narcissistic, greedy, sociopath with ZERO empathy “leads” the nation with an administration filled with quisling sycophants with ZERO experience at anything other than grifting and self-aggrandizing

DOW -2,031.42 -8.76%
S&P 500 -225.10 -8.30%
NASDAQ -658.98 -8.37%

The Fed just used up the last of its ammo and it won’t be enough. This is not, at heart, an economic problem. It’s a worldwide HEALTH and SECURITY problem. This admin ignored the warning signs for two months. Rejected offers of test kits from the W.H.O. Kept dismissing the crisis like it was a little sniffle. The US will end up making Italy look healthy. I hope like hell I’m wrong and come back to eat my words but all signs point to an epidemic.

It’s PAINFULLY obvious that he has NO clue as to what he’s doing.

March 16, 2020

On a cuter note...

With Shedd Aquarium Closed To People, Penguins Get To Wander Around, Scope Out The Dolphins And Fish

CHICAGO — The Shedd Aquarium is shut down because of coronavirus — but that meant its penguins got to play tourist this weekend.

The aquarium keeps a colony of penguins, and their caretakers regularly create special treats and plan activities to help the penguins stay active, explore and “express natural behaviors,” according to the Shedd.

This weekend, the staff was able to get particularly creative because the Shedd is closed and empty of tourists.

So they took the penguins on a tour of the aquarium.

Wellington, a rockhopper penguin, went to the Amazon Rising exhibit. He was particularly interested in the freshwater fish, including the red-bellies pirahnas.

“Those same fish seemed equally interested in Wellington, meaning the penguins aren’t the only animals receiving enrichment from these pop-up field trips,” the Shedd noted.

Other penguins got to see the dolphins

Watch the video:

March 16, 2020

Europe markets are hit hard!

FTSE 100 -7.19%
DAX -9.42%
CAC 40 -10.99%
FTSE MIB -10.57%
IBEX 35 -11.77%
Stoxx 600 -9.44%
March 16, 2020

Canals in Venice turn clear

March 16, 2020

Just read the transcript of the word salad from this evening's presser from Twitler

He keeps approaching it like there’s a quick fix for it and that fix is some sort of economic device. The problem, however, is multi-fold:

1) Ineffective and ignorant leadership
2) health-related
3) national security-related
4) worldwide

He nor any of his quisling sycophants have the FIRST freaking clue on what to do.

We’d have better luck having a team of toddlers pull random ideas out of a hat

March 16, 2020

Wow. Worldometers.info was hacked earlier?

This is at the top of the page right now


We apologize for the temporary disservice that you may have experienced. For about 20 minutes, our site showed clearly incorrect data due to a malicious act. We have investigated the issue and we're now implementing protective measures to prevent this from happening again. The other day we got hit with a big DDoS attack. Now this. We'll continue with our daily efforts and we'll not give up.
March 16, 2020

More than restaurants and bars. Why not massage places (massage envy) too?

I can’t imagine having someone else’s hands on me or from their perspective neither

March 15, 2020

Legal Authorities for Public Health Orders


Isolation and Quarantine
Isolation and quarantine help protect the public by preventing exposure to people who have or may have a contagious disease.

Isolation separates sick people with a quarantinable communicable disease from people who are not sick.
Quarantine separates and restricts the movement of people who were exposed to a contagious disease to see if they become sick.
In addition to serving as medical functions, isolation and quarantine also are “police power” functions, derived from the right of the state to take action affecting individuals for the benefit of society.

Federal Law
The federal government derives its authority for isolation and quarantine from the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution.

Under section 361 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S. Code § 264), the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services is authorized to take measures to prevent the entry and spread of communicable diseases from foreign countries into the United States and between states.

The authority for carrying out these functions on a daily basis has been delegated to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

CDC’s Role
Under 42 Code of Federal Regulations parts 70 and 71, CDC is authorized to detain, medically examine, and release persons arriving into the United States and traveling between states who are suspected of carrying these communicable diseases.

As part of its federal authority, CDC routinely monitors persons arriving at U.S. land border crossings and passengers and crew arriving at U.S. ports of entry for signs or symptoms of communicable diseases.

When alerted about an ill passenger or crew member by the pilot of a plane or captain of a ship, CDC may detain passengers and crew as necessary to investigate whether the cause of the illness on board is a communicable disease.

State, Local, and Tribal Law
States have police power functions to protect the health, safety, and welfare of persons within their borders. To control the spread of disease within their borders, states have laws to enforce the use of isolation and quarantine.

These laws can vary from state to state and can be specific or broad. In some states, local health authorities implement state law. In most states, breaking a quarantine order is a criminal misdemeanor.

Tribes also have police power authority to take actions that promote the health, safety, and welfare of their own tribal members. Tribal health authorities may enforce their own isolation and quarantine laws within tribal lands, if such laws exist.

Who Is in Charge
The federal government

Acts to prevent the entry of communicable diseases into the United States. Quarantine and isolation may be used at U.S. ports of entry.
Is authorized to take measures to prevent the spread of communicable diseases between states.
May accept state and local assistance in enforcing federal quarantine.
May assist state and local authorities in preventing the spread of communicable diseases.
State, local, and tribal authorities

Enforce isolation and quarantine within their borders.
It is possible for federal, state, local, and tribal health authorities to have and use all at the same time separate but coexisting legal quarantine power in certain events. In the event of a conflict, federal law is supreme.

If a quarantinable disease is suspected or identified, CDC may issue a federal isolation or quarantine order.

Public health authorities at the federal, state, local, and tribal levels may sometimes seek help from police or other law enforcement officers to enforce a public health order.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection and U.S. Coast Guard officers are authorized to help enforce federal quarantine orders.

Breaking a federal quarantine order is punishable by fines and imprisonment.

Federal law allows the conditional release of persons from quarantine if they comply with medical monitoring and surveillance.

In the rare event that a federal order is issued by CDC, those individuals will be provided with an order for quarantine or isolation. An example of a Quarantine Order for Novel Coronavirus (print-only) pdf icon[PDF – 5 pages] is provided. This document outlines the rationale of the federal order as well as information on where the individual will be located, quarantine requirements including the length of the order, CDC’s legal authority, and information outlining what the individual can expect while under federal order.

Federal Quarantine Rarely used
Large-scale isolation and quarantine was last enforced during the influenza (“Spanish Flu”) pandemic in 1918–1919. In recent history, only a few public health events have prompted federal isolation or quarantine orders.

Specific Laws and Regulations Applying to Quarantine and Isolation
Visit the Specific Laws and Regulations Governing the Control of Communicable Diseases page.

Commerce Clause and Section 361 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S. Code Section 264)
March 15, 2020

it's something that we have tremendous control of." - @realDonaldTrump

“We’re learning from watching other countries, frankly. This is a very contagious virus, it’s incredible. But it’s something that we have tremendous control of.” -


Dear gawd. We’re all f*cked. 😷

678 new cases so far today in the US

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