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The Dakotas are 'as bad as it gets anywhere in the world' for COVID-19

South Dakota welcomed hundreds of thousands of visitors to a massive motorcycle rally this summer, declined to cancel the state fair and still doesn't require masks. Now its hospitals are filling up and the state's current COVID-19 death rate is among the worst in the world.

The situation is similarly dire in North Dakota, with the state's governor recently moving to allow health care workers who have tested positive for COVID-19 to continue working if they don't show symptoms. It's a controversial policy recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in a crisis situation where hospitals are short-staffed.

And now — after months of resisting a statewide mask mandate — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum changed course late Friday, ordering masks to be worn statewide and imposing several business restrictions.
Death rates in the past week in North and South Dakota are about the same or higher than the hardest-hit countries in the world right now — the Czech Republic, Belgium and Bosnia and Herzegovina — according to Friday New York Times data. And there's currently nowhere in the U.S. where COVID-19 deaths are more common than in the Dakotas, according to data published by The COVID Tracking Project.


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Posted by Roisin Ni Fiachra | Sat Nov 14, 2020, 09:50 AM (8 replies)

Biden win in Arizona 'confirmed' as analyst says there is now no way back for Trump

Source: UK Independent

President-elect Joe Biden has finally been announced as the winner in Arizona by one of the last remaining analysts to call the state, days after the Associated Press, Fox News and several other networks projected his victory.

Mr Biden no longer needed to win Arizona’s 11 electoral votes, which take him to a total of 290, after he was declared the winner in the crucial swing state ofPennsylvania on Saturday.

But the result in Arizona was still being closely watched, after some analysts suggested the projection of a result in the state on election night itself was a little premature.
The election results reporting website Decision Desk HQ becomes the latest to call Arizona, projecting it in Mr Biden’s favour late on Wednesday with an estimated 24,000 ballots still to be counted. Though the gap in the state had been narrowing, analysts said they now believe there’s no way back for Donald Trump, who trails by around 11,600 votes.

Read more: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-election-2020/biden-wins-arizona-trump-maricopa-us-election-b1721629.html

Posted by Roisin Ni Fiachra | Thu Nov 12, 2020, 08:40 AM (7 replies)

Trump, Republicans, and their lawyers are very close to committing sedition.

Sedition is a serious felony punishable by fines and up to 20 years in prison and it refers to the act of inciting revolt or violence against a lawful authority with the goal of destroying or overthrowing it. The following provides an overview of this particular crime against the government, with historical references.

The federal law against seditious conspiracy can be found in Title 18 of the U.S. Code (which includes treason, rebellion, and similar offenses), specifically 18 U.S.C. § 2384. According to the statutory definition of sedition, it is a crime for two or more people within the jurisdiction of the United States:

To conspire to overthrow or destroy by force the government of the United States or to level war against them;

To oppose by force the authority of the United States government; to prevent, hinder, or delay by force the execution of any law of the United States; or

To take, seize, or possess by force any property of the United States contrary to the authority thereof.

Posted by Roisin Ni Fiachra | Wed Nov 11, 2020, 01:53 PM (3 replies)

Trump and Republicans are deliberately endangering the health and safety

of the people of the United States by playing these deadly games with a legitimate election.

The virus is spinning out of control, tens of millions of Americans are suffering economically, and these cruel, heartless fascist monsters are spinning lies designed to obstruct and illegally subvert the will of the people, in order to end democracy and establish a fascist dictatorship in the United States.

Tell me again why I'm not supposed to call them, all of them, Nazis?

People are dying. People are suffering. It's like Republicans are carrying out some kind of sick, monstrous social experiment dreamed up by the infamous Nazi Angel of Death, Josef Mengele.

Shame, shame, shame on the Republican party forever. They are deliberately trying to illegitimately destroy the United States. There's no going back from here.

Every decent human being that is left in the US must join forces and unite to prevent Trump and the Republican fascists from illegitimately destroying our democracy and overthrowing our government in order to establish a Trump dictatorship.


Posted by Roisin Ni Fiachra | Wed Nov 11, 2020, 11:46 AM (3 replies)

'These are dictator moves': Defense officials alarmed as Trump installs more loyalists at the Pentag

Source: Business Insider

President Trump is continuing to remove senior defence officials and replace them with loyalists, creating growing alarm in the Pentagon that his rapid overhaul of key staff could undermine national security.

Since Trump fired Secretary of Defense Mark Esper on Monday, three other Defense Department officials have either resigned or been sacked. Acting Under Secretary of Defense for Policy James Anderson quit on Tuesday after clashes with the White House over its attempts to insert controversial figures into top Pentagon positions.
One defense official was quoted by CNN as saying: "This is scary. It's very unsettling" adding that "these are dictator moves."
House Armed Services Chairman Adam Smith said in a statement on Tuesday that the "gutting" of the department ought to "alarm" Americans.

Read more: https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-installs-loyalists-at-the-pentagon-officials-sound-alarm-2020-11

Trump is a certifiably insane madman, just like Hitler.
Posted by Roisin Ni Fiachra | Wed Nov 11, 2020, 09:02 AM (55 replies)

Officials at law firms representing Trump are balking at his efforts to overturn elections: report

On Monday, The New York Times reported that senior officials at multiple law firms representing President Donald Trump’s campaign in their lawsuits against the election counts are increasingly uncomfortable with their legal teams being used to advance arguments to undermine the legitimacy of the vote.

“Some senior lawyers at Jones Day, one of the country’s largest law firms, are worried that it is advancing arguments that lack evidence and may be helping Mr. Trump and his allies undermine the integrity of American elections, according to interviews with nine partners and associates, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to protect their jobs,” reported Jessica Silver-Greenberg, Rachel Abrams, and David Enrich. “At another large firm, Porter Wright Morris & Arthur, based in Columbus, Ohio, lawyers have held internal meetings to voice similar concerns about their firm’s election-related work for Mr. Trump and the Republican Party, according to people at the firm. At least one lawyer quit in protest.”

Trump has had ties to Jones Day going back years, with one of the legal partners, Don McGahn, going on to serve as the president’s White House counsel and an adviser in his judicial appointments.

Posted by Roisin Ni Fiachra | Tue Nov 10, 2020, 08:03 AM (18 replies)

Trump freezes wages of farmworkers

12:22 ET - Farmworker Justice, a Washington-based advocacy group, is blasting a rule by the Trump administration that freezes wages for agricultural guestworkers as the coronavirus pandemic takes a heavy toll among farmworkers. The rule, issued by DOL this week, freezes wages through 2022 for some 250,000 foreign workers who enter the US each year on seasonal agricultural visas, and adjusts the process for calculating future wages. Under the rule farmworkers will lose $1.7B over a decade, the advocacy group says, slashing incomes for workers who already are among the lowest-paid in the country. USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue praised the rule, saying farmworker wages have increased in recent years at a faster rate than other industries and that it ensures stability for farmers by helping then "plan and budget for their workforce needs." (jesse.newman@wsj.com; @jessenewman13)

Posted by Roisin Ni Fiachra | Mon Nov 9, 2020, 11:30 AM (6 replies)

U.S. election security agency debunks fraud claims

As unfounded conspiracy theories pile up to challenge the fact that Joe Biden is the projected winner of the 2020 presidential election, the country’s top election security agency is rapidly debunking them.

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, the federal agency that oversees the security and integrity of election infrastructure, maintains a “rumor control” blog to correct false claims about elections and voting, which has been particularly active in recent days.

The agency’s head, Chris Krebs, a Trump appointee, is personally actively debunking such claims, such as that officials gave Sharpie markers to some voters to invalidate their ballots (those ballots are still counted) or the “hammer and scorecard” conspiracy theory, which holds that a mythical computer system secretly changed votes across the country, inexplicably bypassing audits, the fact that states independently conduct elections, and that most votes were cast on paper ballots.

Posted by Roisin Ni Fiachra | Mon Nov 9, 2020, 10:33 AM (0 replies)

Trump's election meltdown is 'most dangerous period of this presidency': psychiatrist

Lee, who has taught at Yale and served as a research fellow at the National Institute of Mental Health, warned that the public should not underestimate Trump’s ability to exert his will on his political opponents, even if his days in the White House are numbered.
“We are entering perhaps the most dangerous period of this presidency, and a safe landing will depend on how we understand what is happening and how well we prevent potential catastrophe,” Lee told Salon. “For these reasons, in late September, more than 100 senior mental health experts went on video record to announce that Donald Trump was too psychologically dangerous and mentally unfit to qualify for the presidency or candidacy for re-election. More than a week ago, we held an emergency interdisciplinary conference that followed up on our earlier National Press Club conference, broadcast in full on C-SPAN, which brought together 13 of the nation’s top experts in fields as diverse as psychiatry, law, history, political science, economics, social psychology, journalism, climate science and nuclear science to emphasize the need for fit leadership. A month ago, I urgently published a “Profile of a Nation” to help the public understand what it was facing through this perilous time and to assist with coping and recovery.”
Joe Biden has suggested that Trump will be escorted from the White House if he doesn’t leave. Do you think he might simply refuse to leave the White House on Jan. 20?

This is almost certain. He himself has announced he will not leave. His patterns so far reveal that he has few internal constraints, and from his inability to tolerate criticism or to admit that he is ever wrong, we can expect him to go to any extents to avoid being a “loser” and a “sucker.” Breaking laws and norms therefore will be nothing for him, especially when his emotional lifeline depends on it, since the loss of the presidency will mean the loss of a steady stream of adoration, in addition to the likelihood of prosecution and going broke.


Posted by Roisin Ni Fiachra | Mon Nov 9, 2020, 06:22 AM (31 replies)
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