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CoopersDad's Journal
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May 31, 2020

Sarah Cooper has always been brilliant, here she is in March 2016 on racism in advertising.

It's enjoyable even as it's frightening, she has that ability to make important content comprehensible and even sometimes comical.

Three minutes long, all powerful, but toward the end is the shovel ad, which looks very much like the narrative against victims like George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery. "what were they doing?", "let's hear both sides"

Well, we love Sarah Cooper and that's what counts. More like her, please!

May 31, 2020

#Anonymous is trending, release of Epstein-Trump sexual escapades, lawsuits, little black book

Make of this what you will but it looks like a well timed release of very damning documents.

I hope so, I hope everyone who has material brings it forward now. Journalists and electeds should feel a duty to speak their minds, as well, and I think we're seeing some of that.

A specific tweet that caught my attention: https://twitter.com/Thabo_Thibedi/status/1267091365386760196?s=20

One of many lawsuits: https://www.scribd.com/document/352755967/Donald-Trump-Jeffrey-Epstein-Rape-Lawsuit-and-Affidavits

Epstein's little black book: https://www.scribd.com/doc/257106594/JEs-LBB

Link to the trending hashtag: https://twitter.com/search?q=Anonymous&src=trend_click

May 30, 2020

Saturday am Trump Tweets: "Tonight, I understand, is MAGA NIGHT AT THE WHITE HOUSE"

Posted at 6:34 am today.

The current presidency has ended, we're witnessing a slow burn.

Trump is escalating matters.


Stay safe.

May 30, 2020

Very impressive demonstration right now in San Jose, I pray it stays nonviolent.

Protesters are "taking a knee", police are calling this an "unlawful assembly" and firing some projectiles.


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/abc7news/videos/2768442343283543/

May 28, 2020

Watsonville Nonprofit Owner Says She Was Scammed By Tara Reade

I live about 10 miles from Watsonville, this came up in local news.

Watsonville Nonprofit Owner Says She Was Scammed By Tara Reade

Lynn Hummer, founder and president of the Watsonville-based Pregnant Mare Rescue, remembers a woman named Tara McCabe emailing her in 2014 and asking if she could help out and volunteer with her nonprofit.

Things started out fine, but Hummer says the relationship frayed after two years—once her volunteer had taken more than a combined $2,000 from Hummer herself and from her organization. Hummer grew to believe that the woman was constantly playing the angles or looking to run a scam. “She was always in crisis, always looking for money,” Hummer says.

That woman, Tara McCabe, is better known these days as Tara Reade.

Reade is the former Joe Biden aide who has accused her former boss, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, of sexually assaulting her in 1993. Hummer told her story to Ed Krassenstein, one half of the Krassenstein brothers, who posted a story about Hummer’s experiences to the site Medium. Hummer has since learned that the pro-Biden Krassenstein brothers duo has a less-than-stellar reputation, having been banned from Twitter last year for operating fake accounts. None of that changed how Hummer felt about their finished product—the details in their post, she says, were all correct. “They did a good job,” Hummer says of the Krassensteins. “They got the facts right, and they got the timeline right.”

May 26, 2020

Comparing COVID-19 Deaths to Flu Deaths Is like Comparing Apples to Oranges: Scientific American

Just one more way Trump misleads the people. Don't be misled.
Counting flu deaths the way we are currently counting deaths from the coronavirus—has ranged from 3,448 to 15,620

Comparing COVID-19 Deaths to Flu Deaths Is like Comparing Apples to Oranges

In late February, when the stock market was beginning to fall over coronavirus fears, President Donald Trump held a briefing at the White House to reassure people that there was little chance of the virus causing significant disruption in the United States.

“I want you to understand something that shocked me when I saw it,” he said. “The flu, in our country, kills from 25,000 people to 69,000 people a year. That was shocking to me.”

His point was to suggest that the coronavirus was no worse than the flu, whose toll of deaths most of us apparently barely noticed.

The 25,000 to 69,000 numbers that Trump cited do not represent counted flu deaths per year; they are estimates that the CDC produces by multiplying the number of flu death counts reported by various coefficients produced through complicated algorithms. These coefficients are based on assumptions of how many cases, hospitalizations, and deaths they believe went unreported. In the last six flu seasons, the CDC’s reported number of actual confirmed flu deaths—that is, counting flu deaths the way we are currently counting deaths from the coronavirus—has ranged from 3,448 to 15,620, which far lower than the numbers commonly repeated by public officials and even public health experts.

May 23, 2020

NY state Wear a Mask Videos competition. I think these are helpful, please share.

I saw this during Governor Cuomo's morning update just now, I think this is a great idea at a time so many people are pushing misinformation. These are short, watch them all!

VOTE HERE: https://forms.ny.gov/s3/New-York-Video-Vote

May 22, 2020

Live: Trump. Rolling to Remember rally at the whitehouse with motorcycle groups...

On edit, using veterans and Memorial Day to promote self.

He can't resist self promotion, talking about how much good HE has done for veterans.

Because there's nothing more important to be doing right now.

Fucking asshole.

May 21, 2020

The four day work week under consideration in New Zealand. Why not here?

This should be considered for the US workforce to provide employment for more of us while giving everyone an extra day each week to spend with family or on community building, or just relaxing or pursuing what brings us joy.


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