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  1. Two coronavirus studies retracted after questions emerge about data Two influential medical journals retracted separate coronavirus studies Thursday over concerns about the data used in both studies -- data that came from the same international registry. The authors of the studies, one published in The Lancet and another in The New England Journal of Medicine, requested the studies be retracted because independent auditors weren't able to access all the information needed to verify the data. Both studies used data from data analytics company Surgisphere Corporation. The retracted Lancet study, published May 22, found Covid-19 patients treated with hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine were more likely to die or suffer dangerous side effects. The study had provided a counterpoint to President Trump, who has called hydroxychloroquine a "game-changer" for Covid-19. Several countries and the World Health Organization paused ongoing studies looking at the efficacy of the drugs based on The Lancet study, although the WHO resumed its study on Wednesday. Still, other studies have also found Covid-19 patients did not benefit from treatment with hydroxychloroquine, and they may have experienced serious side effects. More studies on hydroxychloroquine for Covid-19 are under way. In their retraction, Drs. Mandeep Mehra, Frank Ruschitzka and Amit Patel wrote that, after concerns were raised about the data and analyses conducted by Surgisphere and its founder, Sapan Desai, a co-author of the study, they launched a third-party peer review with Desai's consent. They aimed to confirm "the completeness of the database, and to replicate the analyses presented in the paper." "Our independent peer reviewers informed us that Surgisphere would not transfer the full dataset, client contracts, and the full ISO audit report to their servers for analysis as such transfer would violate client agreements and confidentiality requirements. As such, our reviewers were not able to conduct an independent and private peer review and therefore notified us of their withdrawal from the peer-review process," the three researchers wrote. "Due to this unfortunate development, the authors request that the paper be retracted," they said. "We all entered this collaboration to contribute in good faith and at a time of great need during the COVID-19 pandemic. We deeply apologize to you, the editors, and the journal readership for any embarrassment or inconvenience that this may have caused." ***************************************************** They got caught lying and now have to retract fake studies done on hydroxychloroquine just because President Trump talked about it. This is the same thing with the global warming scam, they publish fake articles to promote it for financial gain, and laugh about it.
  2. Minneapolis city council seeks to 'dismantle' police department Minneapolis officials plan to vote Friday on the some of the first changes to the police department in the wake of George Floyd's death, The Star Tribune reported. City officials are working with the state's Department of Human Rights on a stipulated restraining order that would require immediate changes to the agency. The order would also set up an investigation into whether the department participated in racial discrimination in the last 10 years. On Thursday, City Council President Lisa Bender tweeted that they will "dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department and replace it with a transformative new model of public safety." ************************************************** One of the dumbest ideas put forth is the dismantling of police forces so the criminals will run the cities. This is all being done as a rush job to placate protesters but in the end it will end up hurting local communities because businesses already racked by rioting will flee the areas they occupy. Less investment means less jobs.
  3. Hearse driver tries to pass off corpse as a passenger A Nevada Highway Patrol trooper was stunned after he pulled over a hearse that was driving in the carpool lane on Monday, and the driver asked if the corpse he was transporting counted as a passenger. Trooper Travis Smaka spotted the Chrysler minivan hearse going southbound in the HOV lane on Interstate 15, according to the Los Angeles Times. The driver appeared to be alone — but that was because Smaka was not counting ”the dearly departed in the back,” as Nevada Highway Patrol Southern Command later explained on Twitter. Today we stopped a local funereal home hearse in the HOV lane. The driver had the dearly departed in the back, he thought the deceased could be counted as two people. I guess we should clarify this, living, breathing people count for the HOV lane. The driver was given a warning pic.twitter.com/OQms0ktl8t — NHP Southern Command (@NHPSouthernComm) July 1, 2019 So Smaka flashed the lights of his patrol car and pulled over the hearse driver, collecting his license and registration. He was expecting to hear one of the more typical excuses — that the driver was running late for an appointment or on his way to an emergency situation. But instead, the driver nodded toward the rear of the minivan. Smaka took the hint and asked, “Oh, you have a deceased in the back?” That’s when the driver pressed his luck and replied, "So, he doesn't count?" according to Fox News. The trooper had no choice but to break the bad news — cars are only allowed in the carpool lane when they’re carrying at least two “living, breathing people.” “He’s not with us” he told the driver, then clarified, “This body was in the rear cargo and that doesn’t qualify as a seat.” *********************************************** This sounds like a case for the Supreme Court, since people still pay taxes after death, but they can't carpool?
  4. America's unemployment rate falls to 13.3% as economy posts surprise job gains The American economy just got a shocking piece of good news: The job market may be recovering well ahead of schedule. The US unemployment rate surprisingly fell to 13.3% in May, as the economy gained 2.5 million jobs. It was the largest monthly gain in new jobs since the Bureau of Labor Statistics started tracking the data series in 1939. The labor market rebounded from April's drastic losses, when a revised 20.7 million jobs vanished. The unemployment rate last month soared to 14.7% as businesses shut during the coronavirus lockdown. The Labor Department noted that during the pandemic, millions of workers were misclassified as "employed but not at work," when they should have been counted as "unemployed on temporary layoff." If it weren't for those misclassifications, the unemployment rate would have been higher — around 19.2% in April and 16.1% in May, not including seasonal adjustments. Still, economists' estimates for the May report were way off, with expectations around 20% and about 8 million jobs lost. But the gradual reopening of the economy actually added new jobs rather than eliminating further positions. Construction jobs, for example, increased by 464,000 in May, gaining back nearly half of what they lost in April. Construction activity is part of the first phase of reopening. "These improvements in the labor market reflected a limited resumption of economic activity that had been curtailed in March and April due to the coronavirus pandemic and efforts to contain it," said William W. Beach, commissioner of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in a statement. President Donald Trump took credit for the better than expected report on Twitter, calling the numbers "incredible." ******************************************************************* The Democrats did their best to keep people unemployed by shutting down states that they control, but now that enough people have protested they are opening back up and allowing everyone to work again, so the unemployment rate is falling. The media is shocked because they want Biden to win the election while doing nothing.
  5. Is TCM promoting movies that condone racism? We got called gringos in The Wild Bunch. My heart is broken. Wild Bunch, The (1969) Synopsis: A group of aging cowboys look for one last score in a corrupt border town. Dir: Sam Peckinpah Cast: William Holden , Ernest Borgnine , Robert Ryan .
  6. A Full Strawberry Moon Is Happening This Weekend After sunset this Friday, this month’s full moon will rise above the horizon. Known as the full Strawberry Moon, it’ll pass through the outer part of the Earth’s shadow (the penumbra). When this happens, a penumbral lunar eclipse will occur, so part of the moon will appear darker—but it’ll be so faint, that you probably won’t notice it at all. In fact, if you live in North America, the eclipse won’t even be visible. The Strawberry Moon, the first full moon of the summer, will reach peak illumination on Friday, June 5 at 3:12 p.m. EDT, according to the Farmer’s Almanac. But it won’t be visible until later that night. When it does light up the night sky, the best direction to look is towards the southeast. It’ll appear full for about three days, starting Thursday morning, per NASA. While having a minimal effect on the appearance of the moon to the naked eye, the penumbral lunar eclipse will be visible in “parts of Australia, Asia, Africa, Europe, and South America,” the Farmer’s Almanac reports. Unfortunately for those hoping to spot a rosy moonrise, much like April’s Super Pink Moon, the Strawberry Moon’s name has nothing to do with its color—so it won’t be bright red. As with other full moons, its name originates from Native Americans who used the moon to track seasons. It’s called the Strawberry Moon because the Algonquin tribes in eastern North America viewed June’s full moon as a time to gather strawberries that were ripening, according to the Farmer’s Almanac. So consider it your reminder that summer strawberry season is here! **************************************************** If they had blenders they could have made strawberry daiquiris.
  7. Austin protesters should get tested for coronavirus, health officials say Everyone who gathered in downtown Austin to protest police brutality is encouraged to get tested for the coronavirus, the city’s public health authority said Wednesday. The demonstrations have the potential to intensify the ongoing health crisis, officials warned, because participants are in close proximity with one another and have little space to practice appropriate distancing. Austin Public Health Director Stephanie Hayden said everyone who participated in the protests should visit the health authority’s website for a self-assessment and also should schedule a test, which is free of charge. Protesters who are not experiencing symptoms should still get tested, Hayden said, because COVID-19 can spread without the hosts knowing they are infected. Although there is no official tally of how many people have turned out for the protests, some estimates suggest the number is in the thousands. Many protesters have not worn protective masks even while standing shoulder to shoulder with others. The crowds have mirrored gatherings in other American cities condemning the killings of black men by white police officers --- most notably the recent death of George Floyd by a Minneapolis officer who refused to remove his knee from the back of Floyd’s neck as Floyd was struggling for breath. ******************************************************* Protesters have been spreading the coronavirus, I thought that would happen. More people will die as a result of protesting than what they are worried about.
  8. Stinging Cold Smashes May Records in the Midwest, East and South A chilly weather pattern for May set more cold temperature records in parts of the East into midweek. Numerous record lows were already set Mother's Day weekend, and an area of low pressure wrung out strange May snow in the interior Northeast. The record-breaking cold weather was from a southward plunge of the jet stream in place to the east of the Rockies. That allowed a pipeline of cold air to dive southward from Canada into parts of the central and eastern United States. The jet stream and surface weather pattern in play over Mother's Day weekend, 2020, leading to record cold and some late-season snow for some. Notables and Records So Far Cold Notables All-time May record lows were set Saturday morning, May 9, in Binghamton, New York (24 degrees); Fort Wayne, Indiana (23 degrees); Indianapolis (27 degrees); New York's LaGuardia Airport (36 degrees) and Jackson, Kentucky (30 degrees). State College, Pennsylvania (27 degrees), New York's JFK Airport (34 degrees) and London, Kentucky (28 degrees), tied their all-time May records Saturday morning. According to the National Weather Service, prior to Saturday, the latest spring date Fort Wayne, Indiana, plunged to 23 degrees was April 20, 1897, and 1904, almost three weeks earlier in the spring. Nashville, Tennessee, also plunged to its coldest low so late in spring Saturday morning, beating its previous record-latest 35-degree low by three days. Washington's Reagan National Airport (37 degrees) dipped to its coldest May low since 1966. Peoria, Illinois, had its latest spring freeze since 1971. Van Wert, Ohio, plunged to 18 degrees Saturday morning, the first time it had dropped into the teens in May in 127 years of records. Wind chills were as cold as the teens, even upper single digits, in parts of the East Saturday morning. Boston's temperature only rose to 44 degrees Saturday afternoon, setting a new record-cold high temperature for May 9. New daily record lows for May 10 were set Sunday morning in Trenton, New Jersey (31 degrees); Richmond, Virginia (32 degrees); Shreveport, Louisiana (47 degrees); and Wilmington, North Carolina (41 degrees). Boston and Providence, Rhode Island, both tied their daily record lows of 34 degrees Sunday morning. New daily record lows for May 11 were set Monday morning in Bismarck, North Dakota (24 degrees – tie), International Falls, Minnesota (21 degrees), and Columbia, Missouri (36 degrees). Daily record lows were tied or broken on Tuesday morning, May 12, in International Falls, Minnesota (18 degrees), Rochester, New York (30 degrees, tied), Columbus, Ohio (32 degrees), Dayton, Ohio (32 degrees), Wilmington, North Carolina (45 degrees, tied). On May 12, both Cape Girardeau, Missouri (54 degrees), and Paducah, Kentucky (56 degrees), both had their coldest day so late in the season since 1981. On May 13, Rochester, New York, had its coldest May morning in 41 years. Snow Notables Pittsburgh reported a trace of snow both on May 8 and May 9, the first consecutive May days of snow there in 97 years. Detroit topped them, recording at least a trace of snow five straight days, a record such streak for May in the Motor City. The previous streak set 80 years ago was only three straight days. And, as noted by National Weather Service-Charleston, West Virginia, meteorologist Nick Webb, Snowshoe, West Virginia, set its record 24-hour May snowfall in 45 years of records. Elkins, West Virginia, also set a new 24-hour May snow record, picking up 1.5 inches of snow on May 8. This forecast prompted the National Weather Service office in Caribou, Maine, to issue its first May winter storm warning in at least 15 years. Rare May lake-effect snowbands and snow squalls spread across the Great Lakes and interior Northeast on Saturday. Overpasses were snow-covered in parts of western Pennsylvania, according to live cams. Graupel mixed in across parts of the Interstate 95 corridor. Parts of upstate New York, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine picked up 3 to 6 inches of snow, with up to 14 inches in eastern Maine. One location near the Vermont-New York border northeast of Albany at an elevation of 1,300 feet reported 1 foot of new snow Saturday morning. Light snow accumulations were reported in parts of western and central Massachusetts and the Litchfield Hills of northern Connecticut. ********************************************************** Why weren't they talking about the record cold temperatures this month on the fake sites like the Weather Channel and NASA? It sounds like a very cold month, but I'm sure they will still claim it was the hottest on record as they usually do, and come up with some excuse on why these numbers don't mean anything. Remember, global warming somehow causes cold temperatures now, including snow!
  9. Biden suggests police could shoot assailants 'in the leg instead of the heart' Joe Biden said Monday that police under attack in the line of duty should shoot their assailants “in the leg instead of the heart” as a way to avert the killing of civilians. “Instead of standing there and teaching a cop, when there’s an unarmed person coming at them with a knife or something, you shoot them in the leg instead of in the heart is a very different thing. There’s a lot of different things that could change,” Biden said in a meeting with community leaders at Bethel AME Church in Wilmington, Del. Biden’s remarks were made as cities across the nation continue to be engulfed in violent protests in the wake of the death of George Floyd, an African-American, in police custody in Minneapolis. Four officers were fired for their role in Floyd’s death, which was captured on video. Former Officer Derek Chauvin, who kneeled on Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes, was charged Friday with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. The former vice president’s suggestion was intended to reduce the number of fatal shootings by police, and was not meant to refer to the mob violence occurring in many cities over recent nights. But his remarks raised a number of questions. First, his example bore no real relation to the death of Floyd, who was arrested under suspicion of trying to pass a counterfeit bill. He did not attack police officers with a weapon, nor was he killed by a gunshot. ****************************************************** This is why nothing ever got done during the Obama years, we have Biden talking about things that don't even pertain to the issues. BTW what happens if they miss the leg and hit the groin? There will be a lot of eunuchs walking around thanks to Biden.
  10. Obama had the best press of any president in decades, it was like he walked on water for them. They went with whatever he said like trained puppies, and so he ended up doing nothing for years and getting away with it. Ask anyone what Obama did for 8 years and you will get the same answer - nothing. Meanwhile the riots are happening mostly in states that Hillary won, so what they are doing is protesting among democrats. Good luck turning that into a winning strategy. Obama went into office controlling both houses of congress, so yes he could have made changes. But he knew nothing and could only read from a teleprompter. Once he thought he knew enough, it was too late because the country figured it out. For him to come out offering advice is like a drug addict telling people how to stay clean.
  11. They need better police procedures on choke holds and those being arrested. Two of the incidents involved choking and that should not happen. But if Trump proposes it, the media and angry mob are not going to like it no matter if it solves the problem. Meanwhile Obama was an empty suit for 8 years, and had the chance to do something. Instead he ended up doing what he is doing now, only talking about it. Another thing is this guy was treated like he was already guilty instead of innocent until proven guilty. Yet so far i haven't heard of a single solution proposed by democrats to stop any of the situations that happened. A couple of these situations were justified shootings, and for those that feel they weren't, then there is no way to reason with them on any solutions. And is a liberal city going to listen to Trump on anything? There is the problem, and it's in the liberal cities where most of these cases happen. They hired the cops, so they are responsible.
  12. Obama to George Floyd protesters: Channel 'justifiable anger' into action Former President Barack Obama on Monday addressed the nationwide protests over the death of George Floyd, praising the “overwhelming majority” of peaceful demonstrators, condemning the violence brought on by a “small minority” and calling on a “new generation of activists” to “bring about real change.” “The waves of protests across the country represent a genuine and legitimate frustration over a decades-long failure to reform police practices and the broader criminal justice system in the United States,” Obama wrote in an essay published on Medium.com. “The overwhelming majority of participants have been peaceful, courageous, responsible, and inspiring. They deserve our respect and support, not condemnation.” The former president then lauded police in Camden, N.J., and Flint, Mich., for publicly supporting peaceful protests before he criticized demonstrators who have been acting violently. “On the other hand, the small minority of folks who’ve resorted to violence in various forms, whether out of genuine anger or mere opportunism, are putting innocent people at risk, compounding the destruction of neighborhoods that are often already short on services and investment and detracting from the larger cause,” Obama wrote. “Let’s not excuse violence, or rationalize it, or participate in it. If we want our criminal justice system, and American society at large, to operate on a higher ethical code, then we have to model that code ourselves.” Obama dismissed suggestions by some activists that “only protests and direct action can bring about change, and that voting and participation in electoral politics is a waste of time.” “I couldn’t disagree more,” he explained. “The point of protest is to raise public awareness, to put a spotlight on injustice, and to make the powers that be uncomfortable; in fact, throughout American history, it’s often only been in response to protests and civil disobedience that the political system has even paid attention to marginalized communities. ******************************************************** Obama had 8 years to do something about it and did nothing, so how he thinks anyone will listen to him now is absurd. Voting for democrats is what he claims will solve the problem, but they did nothing when he was in power. It is the Democrats running the cities that have allowed these riots and bad police behavior to happen as well, so Obama shouldn't even be offering advice like this. Obama also had the attorney general he wanted, and he did nothing as well. A long string of Obama failures, and now we get rioting.
  13. The democrats shut down all the small businesses over social distancing and forced many out of business, now they allow mobs to run around looting and do nothing about it.
  14. NO SOCIAL DISTANCING BEING ENFORCED AGAINST PROTESTERS A few weeks ago the media was shocked to see people on the beach in Florida without social distancing, and made a big deal about it. But when protesters are roaming the streets and breaking into stores, they say nothing about them not social distancing like before. The Democrat cities forced small businesses to close due to social distancing, and kept them closed for months. Now these same cities are not enforcing the social distancing restrictions they placed on everyone else when it comes to protesters. The news media claimed we would have a second wave outbreak with the virus unless we kept social distancing in place, yet now they say nothing about it when it comes to protesters in the streets and those rioting and burning buildings. Does anyone else notice the political agenda of these people who make the decisions on social distancing? I hope so. ************************************************************** Before the protesting: In some cities, police were being asked to start enforcing social distancing rules. Over the weekend, Chicago police located and broke up house parties, while the New York Police Department sent 1,000 officers out on "social distancing patrols." A coalition of lawyers and civil rights advocates filed an emergency motion in federal court Tuesday aimed at halting the NYPD's disproportionate policing of minorities for social distancing complaints. Black and brown New Yorkers made up 79 percent of social distancing summonses and arrests, despite the majority of 311 complaints coming from predominantly white neighborhoods, according to the New York City Police Department and analyses of 311 data. After it starts: Go do all the rioting you want, it is for "justice". Who cares about the virus anymore.
  15. You must not get MSNBC up in little Canada, they had on people saying just that. And the mob doesn't care about George Floyd at this point, it is all about anarchy and stealing.
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