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Lying by Omission about Break-Thru Covid-19 Infections?

https://twitter.com/sahilkapur/status/1421519461484580874

Yes, the vaccines are extremely effective and yes, breakthrough illnesses have been rare.

But....

When statistics like these are given, it is important to realize these numbers are not stating the % of breakthru case for the more easily spread Delta variant, they are just giving overall %'s, which very well are probably misleadingly low for what the risk actual is right now.

So, are people lying by omission on purpose, to encourage the unvaccinated to get vaccinated, or do they just fail to grasp that risk levels and transmission rates and breakthru percentages have and will continue to change as the virus mutates?



Stay careful out there. The pandemic is getting worse for all of us, even the vaccinated.





President Biden's proud of it and I am proud of him!

https://twitter.com/sahilkapur/status/1415710393578754051

Well done, Mr President!

"U.S. Escalates Online Attacks on Russia's Power Grid"

By David E. Sanger and Nicole Perlroth
June 15, 2019

WASHINGTON — The United States is stepping up digital incursions into Russia’s electric power grid in a warning to President Vladimir V. Putin and a demonstration of how the Trump administration is using new authorities to deploy cybertools more aggressively, current and former government officials said.

In interviews over the past three months, the officials described the previously unreported deployment of American computer code inside Russia’s grid and other targets as a classified companion to more publicly discussed action directed at Moscow’s disinformation and hacking units around the 2018 midterm elections.

Advocates of the more aggressive strategy said it was long overdue, after years of public warnings from the Department of Homeland Security and the F.B.I. that Russia has inserted malware that could sabotage American power plants, oil and gas pipelines, or water supplies in any future conflict with the United States.

But it also carries significant risk of escalating the daily digital Cold War between Washington and Moscow.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/15/us/politics/trump-cyber-russia-grid.html



This article is from June 15, 2019, published in the New York Times.

Is the recent round of ransomware attacks originating from Russia a case of tit for tat? To demonstrate what goes around comes around?

Possibly.

"But it also carries significant risk of escalating the daily digital Cold War between Washington and Moscow."

I have faith that President Biden will be both firm and reasonable in preventing cyberattacks against our country without any needless escalation, unlike Trump.



"the Moon Landings were Faked!"

Best reply:

"Oh, so you are one of the sheeple who believe in the moon..."

I am optimistic that the Republicans will crash and burn

Every news cycle the Republicans expose themselves as being even more bat-shit crazy fascists than anyone could ever have imagined.

The historical midterm loses, the increased gerrymandering, the voter suppression laws all be damned -- I simply can't believe that the American electorate is going to put the Republicans back in power.

No country is that stupid.

Not even us.

If Trump is in the news a lot, will it hurt us in the mid-terms?

I was thinking about this lately. When Trump was not on the ballot in 2018, Republican turnout was down and our Democratic candidates did very well, especially in congressional races.

But in 2020 Trump was on the ballot and in the news constantly and we saw the Republicans outperforming expectations in the senate and house contests, leaving us with a razor thin margin in both.

Honestly, if Stacy Abrams hadn't worked so hard in Georgia increasing voter turnout, we would have a Republican Senate right now. I still thank god every morning for Stacy Abrams basically performing a miracle and getting two Democratic senators elected against all odds.

So, would it be better for our chances in the 2022 midterms if Trump is out of the news? Or will even negative coverage of him facing legal and criminal charges actually help the Republicans?

I am not sure...

A Presidency for all Americans


My fellow Americans —

The people of this nation have spoken.

They have delivered us a clear victory. A convincing victory.

A victory for “We the People.”

We have won with the most votes ever cast for a presidential ticket in the history of this nation — 81 million.

I am humbled by the trust and confidence you have placed in me.

I pledge to be a President who seeks not to divide, but to unify.

Who doesn’t see Red and Blue states, but a United States.

And who will work with all my heart to win the confidence of the whole people.

For that is what America is about: The people.

And that is what our Administration will be about.

I sought this office to restore the soul of America.

To rebuild the backbone of the nation — the middle class.

To make America respected around the world again and to unite us here at home.

It is the honor of my lifetime that so many millions of Americans have voted for this vision.

And now the work of making this vision real is the task of our time.



https://joebiden.com/presidency-for-all-americans/


A Joe Manchin Appreciation Thread

I will start things off:


1. Without Senator Manchin, the Republicans would be in control of the Senate.

2. Without Senator Manchin, Mitchell McConnell would be once again running the Senate and no Democratic legislation would ever be brought to the floor for a vote.

3. Without Senator Manchin, Mitch McConnel would drag his feet and delay all of President Biden's judicial nominees.





Biden to announce plan to give 500 million Covid-19 vaccines to countries in need

Source: MSN

President Joe Biden will announce Thursday at the G-7 meeting in Britain his plan to purchase 500 million doses of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine to donate to other countries struggling with a limited supply.

Of the doses, 200 million will be donated this year and 300 million across the first half of next year. The doses will be distributed through COVAX and will be given to 92 low income countries as well as the African Union.

National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan told reporters traveling with the president Wednesday afternoon that Biden would use the G-7 summit to encourage other democratic allies to donate more vaccines to countries in need and that the G-7 would also make a joint announcement on their efforts to boost global vaccinations.

Sullivan said that contributing to global vaccine efforts was the "smart" thing for the U.S. to do because of the threat of Covid-19 variants and said that the emphasis on partnering with other democracies was aimed at demonstrating that democratic systems are equipped to "best deliver solutions."

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/biden-to-announce-plan-to-give-500-million-covid-19-vaccines-to-countries-in-need/ar-AAKSsPE?ocid=uxbndlbing



Once again, President Biden is doing what needs to be done.

Nice work.

"I Wasn't Kidding When I Said Joe Manchin Would Be a Problem"

David Pakman: --Democratic Senator Joe Manchin is turning out to be every bit the problem we imagined him to be.

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