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Name: Jeorge
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Hometown: Elko (NOT ELY!) Nevada
Home country: United States
Member since: Thu May 21, 2020, 08:34 PM
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Brooke Baldwin tears up about George Floyd: I'm so angry



Bigotry is our Ultimate Conundrum: Can people live harmoniously with each other, regardless of ethnicity, gender, religion, sexuality, or country of origin? It's won't be transitory or transactional matters which decide our fate. Political party, economic theory, ideological orientation, or the current occupant of the White House? Jack Squat! It is our response to the aforementioned ultimate conundrum, The Answer to our DEFINING Question as Americans, that will ultimately determine whether or not this Grand Experiment, in the final determination, succeeds or fails!

/rant

Rising caseloads in India, Russia underline reopening risks

Source: Associated Press

By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV and NICK PERRY
12 minutes ago

MOSCOW (AP) — India saw another record daily jump in coronavirus cases Thursday while Russia reported a steady increase in its caseload even as it moved to swiftly ease restrictions in sync with the Kremlin’s ambitious political plans.

The developments come as the United States crossed a somber landmark of 100,000 coronavirus fatalities, meaning that more Americans have died from the virus than were killed in the Vietnam and Korean wars combined.

India, home to more than 1.3 billion people, reported more than 6,500 new infections, another record daily surge that brought the nation’s total to more than 158,000 infections. The spike comes as the nation’s two-month-old lockdown is set to end Sunday.

South Korea on Thursday reported its biggest jump in coronavirus cases in more than 50 days, a setback that could erase some of the hard-won gains that have made it a model for the rest of the world. Health officials warned that the resurgence is getting harder to track and social distancing and other steps need to be taken.

Read more: https://apnews.com/85d596c01ff1132bd9f73724bd0fb1d7



This is why I'm staying the hell home!

Economic considerations are always important, especially in this country. But they're not worth your life, folks.

Kirschner: Trump's 1st Amendment Fail

28 May 2020



I loved the "C-O-N" barb!

How fast will you need to flee from the heat? There's a word for that.

By Kate Yoder, Grist, on May 27, 2020

A new study in the journal Nature Climate Change calculated how fast different layers of the ocean are heating up. Species are swimming to deeper waters to escape the heat at different rates, and the researchers warn that many sea dwellers like tuna, which rely on plankton at the water’s surface for food, might struggle to adapt.

The study brought a new phrase into the news: climate velocity. It’s basically the speed and direction that a given species will need to shift as their corner of the world heats up. Climate velocity has been in use in academic circles for more than a decade, but the study marks the first time the phrase made the headlines.

As climate change reshuffles life on earth, climate velocity applies up here on the surface, too. Warmer weather will drive animals seeking new homes into encounters with species they don’t normally meet — sort of like how grizzlies have been showing up in polar bears’ dwindling territory, leading to the emergence of grolar bears (or pizzlies?). And it’s not just flora and fauna. Humans, too, will have to move to survive.

Warmer weather and changing weather patterns are already altering how people grow food. In Alaska, for instance, rising temperatures mean that farmers can farm potatoes on the previously inhospitable tundra. Greenlanders are harvesting strawberries and tomatoes. In California, farmers are planting orchards, crossing their fingers that the fruit and nut trees they’re planting today will be able to make it in the hotter, drier world that the coming decades will bring.

https://grist.org/climate/how-fast-will-you-need-to-flee-from-the-heat-theres-a-word-for-that/


What angers me is the sheer number of species that will precede us out the door, but as for homo sapiens itself? Heh! I'm an agnostic, but there it one Bible verse that, as far as I'm concerned, nails it:

"As ye sow, so shall ye reap!"

China parliament approves Hong Kong security bill as tensions with U.S. rise

Source: Reuters

MAY 28, 2020 / 2:05 AM

HONG KONG/BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s parliament approved a decision on Thursday to go forward with national security legislation for Hong Kong that democracy activists in the city and Western countries fear could jeopardise its special autonomy and freedoms.

China says the legislation will be aimed at tackling secession, subversion, terrorism and foreign interference in the city but the plan, unveiled in Beijing last week, triggered the first big protests in Hong Kong for months.

Riot police were out in force in Hong Kong as its legislators debated another piece of legislation, a bill that would criminalise disrespect of China’s national anthem, while the United States piled on pressure aimed at preserving the city’s autonomy.

The Chinese government’s security law for the city is fuelling fears in Hong Kong and beyond that Beijing is imposing its authority and eroding the high degree of autonomy the former British colony has enjoyed under a “one country, two systems” formula since it returned to Chinese rule in 1997.



Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-hongkong-protests/china-parliament-approves-hong-kong-security-bill-as-tensions-with-u-s-rise-idUSKBN2340FZ?il=0



Wasn't the "50 years of autonomy" deal negotiated by Margaret Thatcher's Conservative government?

Donald Trump: Lovable Sitcom Misogynist

This was posted one day before Donnie's Inauguration in '17. Still holds up pretty darn good!

Do You Like Pie?

It's not American Pie, but it's still intellectually tasty!

China's Xi urges preparedness for military combat amid coronavirus epidemic: state TV

Source: Reuters

MAY 26, 2020 / 9:01 AM

BEIJING (Reuters) - President Xi Jinping said on Tuesday China would step up its preparedness for armed combat and improve its ability to carry out military tasks as the coronavirus pandemic is having a profound impact on national security, state television reported.

China’s performance in fighting the new coronavirus has shown the success of military reform, Xi was quoted as saying, adding that the armed forces should explore new ways of training amid the pandemic.

Xi, who chairs China’s Central Military Commission, made the comments when attending a plenary meeting of the delegation of the People’s Liberation Army and People’s Armed Police Force on the sidelines of the annual session of parliament.

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-parliament-xi/chinas-xi-urges-preparedness-for-military-combat-amid-coronavirus-epidemic-state-tv-idUSKBN2321IL?il=0



Not sure what this means, but if I were in Taiwan or Hong Kong, I'd be doing some serious thinking right about now.

Corona as Cover for Conquest?

Trump threatens to pull Republican convention out of North Carolina

Source: Politico

By DAVID COHEN
05/25/2020 08:52 AM EDT

President Donald Trump on Monday morning threatened to move August’s Republican National Convention out of North Carolina unless there are guarantees the state will let everyone attend.

“I love the Great State of North Carolina, so much so that I insisted on having the Republican National Convention in Charlotte at the end of August. Unfortunately, Democrat Governor, @RoyCooperNC is still in Shutdown mood & unable to guarantee that by August we will be allowed ... ..full attendance in the Arena,” he began in a string of four tweets.

Trump added: “In other words, we would be spending millions of dollars building the Arena to a very high standard without even knowing if the Democrat Governor would allow the Republican Party to fully occupy the space.”

In case voters in the swing state might take offense, Trump twice indicated his “love” for the state and its people. Recent polls have shown Trump and presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden in a tight battle for North Carolina’s 15 electoral votes.

Read more: https://www.politico.com/news/2020/05/25/trump-republican-convention-north-carolina-278779



I'm tempted to say that Trump is threatening to take his marbles and go home, but such would be patently ridiculous, as we know that Donnie lost all of his marbles many years ago!
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