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Remember when Trump started to enjoy the Virus.  It was only a few days ago!

Because the “Ratings” of my News Conferences etc. are so high, “Bachelor finale, Monday Night Football type numbers” according to the @nytimes, the Lamestream Media is going CRAZY. “Trump is reaching too many people, we must stop him.” said one lunatic. See you at 5:00 P.M.!
1:06 PM · Mar 29, 2020·Twitter for iPhone
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5 hours ago, Sukhov said:

I usually agree with you and Larry but I fail to see how calling it Wuhan virus is different from something like "German Measles." I do agree Trump has mishandled it though and this is just more proof that the US requires a better healthcare system.

Note that I didn't say calling it Wuhan or even Chinese  is racist.    I don't agree with others here that imply that.     What I did say is that Trump and some in his admin do that for political cover;  I.e. their reason for doing so is to CYA (a diversion technique).  

E.g.  Fox is so much in to covering up for Trump and his admin some of their host have Chinese Virus on BOLD LARGE LETTERS on the screen during most of their broadcast.     Clearly a diversion technique and one to rally up negative feelings AWAY from Trump and towards  China. 


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5 hours ago, jakeem said:


5 hours ago, jakeem said:


The loss of 701,000 jobs in March reflects the leading edge of the rise in unemployment, since over last few weeks, some 10-million initial claims for unemployment insurance was reported by the Labor Dept.
8:41 AM · Apr 3, 2020·Twitter Web App

 Losing a job for many Americans means losing Health Care coverage.

In the midst of this pandemic trump and the GOP are still trying to obliterate Obamacare.


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7 hours ago, jakeem said:


NEW: The Trump administration's decision to let states chart their own responses to the coronavirus crisis rather than impose a national strategy will cost thousands of lives, a dozen public health experts tell
7:17 AM · Apr 3, 2020·Twitter Web App


6 hours ago, jakeem said:


#BREAKING: The US #COVID19 #coronavirus death toll hits 6,000.

Here’s how quickly that toll has risen:

Right-pointing triangle
Feb. 29: 1
Right-pointing triangle
Mar. 18: 100
Right-pointing triangle
Mar. 26: 1,000
Right-pointing triangle
Mar. 28: 2,000
Right-pointing triangle
Mar. 30: 3,000
Right-pointing triangle
Apr. 1: 4,000
Right-pointing triangle
Apr. 2: 5,000
Right-pointing triangle

Apr. 3: 6,000


6:29 AM · Apr 3, 2020·Buffer


6 hours ago, jakeem said:


It’s Friday, April 3, 2020 and we are still asking:
• what is the federal government doing to save lives?
• where are the ventilators?
• where are the tests?
• where are the masks? PPE?
• where are the respirators?
7:36 AM · Apr 3, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

 Ask Jared Kushner.....

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7 hours ago, jakeem said:


“The notion of the federal stockpile was it’s supposed to be our stockpile. It’s not supposed to be states’ stockpiles that they then use.”
6:52 AM · Apr 3, 2020·SocialFlow


7 hours ago, jakeem said:


Our Stockpile? Does Jared Kushner understand that the taxpayer funds the federal government?
8:17 AM · Apr 3, 2020·Twitter Web App


30 minutes ago, Princess of Tap said:


Our stockpile?

Does the Nepotism jerkboy know that this is the United States of America--

And the federal government is financed by all Americans and it represents all Americans oh, so it belongs to all Americans.

Nepotism jerkboy is not only unqualified for this job, also he shows how he lacks the same empathy and human qualities as his sociopath father-in-law.

 The trump and GOP strategy now is to blame the Chinese communist government for the president's lack of planning for this pandemic.

It's a good strategy for his ignorant racist supporters, but it's not going to hold water with most Americans--

Most Americans who are now finding out that trump knew about the prognostications for this pandemic weeks ago and did nothing but call it a democratic hoax at campaign rallies and play golf.

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4 hours ago, Bogie56 said:

The Democrats have a clean conscience; they did their Duty--

The Democrats impeached an incompetent, unqualified, Criminal president who has repeatedly demonstrated how he puts his own personal interests ahead of those of the American people.

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6 hours ago, jakeem said:


Donald Trump’s political operation is launching a multimillion-dollar legal campaign aimed at blocking Democrats from drastically changing voting rules in response to the coronavirus outbreak
9:01 AM · Apr 3, 2020·Hootsuite Inc.

Here trump is busily working on self-interest while neglecting the pandemic killing hundreds of Americans every day.

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7 hours ago, Arturo said:

It is by West Virginia standards.  Population probably similar to the largest city in WV.

Fortunately, we don't use West Virginia standards for many things :). He mentioned big cities i.e. New York and

Hoboken. Hoboken ain't big, though it is slightly more populous than the largest city in WV, Charleston. It is not

even among the ten largest cities in NJ. By the by, WV is losing population and will likely lose one congressional

district in the new census and thus one electoral vote. 

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4 hours ago, jakeem said:


Did Trump just make a joke about being into female models while answering a question about the government's projection that more than 100,000 Americans will die because of this pandemic?
"I was never involved with a model. At least this kind of a model," the president says.
6:41 PM · Apr 3, 2020·Twitter Web App

1) The next time a lot of people vote for the president of the United States,

They're going to be thinking about this moment and others,  just like it, in the middle of a pandemic.


2) And for a lot of people who don't vote, for whatever reason, 

They should be thinking about this moment and others in the middle of a pandemic.

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3 hours ago, jakeem said:


Trump, who ended any and all Obama-era programs that were put in place to help prevent a COVID19-type pandemic, blames President Obama for the Trump admin's MASSIVE failure on the coronavirus crisis. https://twitter.com/dcpoll/status/1246090738896691200?s=20
6:32 PM · Apr 3, 2020·Twitter Web App


1 hour ago, jakeem said:


TRUMP: "We have a stockpile. It's a federal stockpile. We can use that for states or we can use it for ourselves."
6:24 PM · Apr 3, 2020·Twitter Web App


1 hour ago, jakeem said:


Dear @realDonaldTrump: You are making the same mistake Jared Kushner made yesterday. The federal stockpile is for all Americans, not just for your family or federal employees. We are all Americans. Get it? #TrumpPressBriefing

7:56 PM · Apr 3, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

 trump doesn't understand the basic structure of the American government--

which is clearly laid out in the Constitution--

which he clearly has never read.

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1 hour ago, jakeem said:


St. John the Baptist Parish, just south of Baton Rouge, La., has a population of just over 43,000 — and the highest per capita coronavirus mortality rate in the nation
9:08 PM · Apr 3, 2020·Hootsuite Inc.

Many rural areas in the United States are lacking proper Medical Care and Facilities. 

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On 4/1/2020 at 11:11 PM, Princess of Tap said:


Wednesday, April 1st 2020

5,110-- Coronavirus deaths in the United States

215,215-- Confirmed Coronavirus cases in the United States 


On 4/2/2020 at 9:52 PM, Princess of Tap said:



Thursday, April 2nd 2020

6,075-- Coronavirus deaths in the United States

245,066-- Confirmed Coronavirus cases in the United States

Friday, April 3rd 2020

7,392-- Coronavirus deaths in the United States

277,161-- Confirmed Coronavirus cases in the United States

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Flip-Flop: Biden Now Backs Trump Travel Ban After Calling it 'Xenophobic'



Seems the race card he played turned out to be a Joker.



Now awaiting the board head explosions..

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17 hours ago, jakeem said:


Instacart says that beginning next week it will make free safety kits with face masks, hand sanitizer and a thermometer available to its shoppers.
11:00 PM · Apr 2, 2020·TweetDeck


These employees had to go on strike to force their company to give them necessary life-saving equipment to fight coronavirus infection.

Some capitalistic companies let their materialistic identities destroy any Humanity they may have for their employees.

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Services Sector Falls off Cliff: First Data Points from the Eurozone where Lockdowns Started Earlier

by Wolf Richter • Apr 3, 2020 • 102 Comments

“The ultimate economic cost of the COVID-19 outbreak cannot be accurately estimated until we get more clarity on the duration and scale of the pandemic.”


In developed economies, the services sector – finance, insurance, health care, professional services such as technology, lawyering, or architects, and many others, including transportation, travel, tourism, restaurants, bars, clubs, etc. – account for 60% to 70% of the economy. What we’re now seeing is a sudden fall-off-the-cliff collapse in the services sector in addition to a dizzying downturn in manufacturing. We got the first glimpse today, from the Eurozone where COVID-19 lockdowns were imposed well ahead of those in the US. And the data for the Eurozone released today picked up the effects.

The IHS Markit Services PMI for the Eurozone, which tracks how executives of unnamed companies see various aspects of business at their own company, collapsed in a totally unprecedented manner. In these Purchasing Managers Indices, 50 is the no-growth line; above 50 means expansion; below 50 means contraction. The lower the number below fifty, the faster the decline. The services PMI for March performed a gut-wrenching off-the-cliff plunge from moderate growth in February (52.6), past the low point during the Financial Crisis (39.2), to a horridly low 26.4:


This plunge in activity was “wide-reaching across the Eurozone,” the report said. Germany, France, Italy, and Spain – the four largest economies in the Eurozone – all experienced sharp declines, with the sharpest declines hitting Italy and Spain.

Some other horrid standouts:

  • “Firms were also increasingly unsure of the long-term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic over the coming year. This led to a sharp and considerable drop in business confidence to a new survey low, with service providers across the whole region pessimistic about the future.”
  • “Overall, employment declined for the first time in nearly five-and-a-half years and to the greatest degree in the survey history.”
  • “The data indicate that the eurozone economy is already contracting at an annualized rate approaching 10%, with worse inevitably to come in the near future.”
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A bunch of stories on how the world is dealing with the Coronavirus-




Threat of catastrophe stalks developing world Financial Times

Health/Medical (see overlap with Big Brother is Watching You Watch)

Coronavirus: ‘More and more’ young people experiencing severe disease, WHO warns Independent

How to set up an ICU London Review of Books

Potential Vaccine Generates Enough Antibodies To Fight Off Virus Independent

AI could help with the next pandemic—but not with this one MIT Technology Review (Dr. Kevin)

Coronavirus: Russia uses facial recognition to tackle Covid-19 BBC. Hoo boy.

Google Is Publishing Location Data From 131 Countries To Show How Coronavirus Lockdowns Are Working Buzzfeed (Dan K)

Leaked Video Suggests Delta Hid Sick Pilots’ Diagnoses From Exposed Flight Crews HuffPost (Kevin W). Delta, unlike American, has regularly been sending messages to their frequent fliers about how clean their planes are and how they care for passenger safety.

Shortages. And now seizures:


This is so important for everyone to understand. This explains why Governors say: I'm not getting the supplies I need - yet @POTUS says we are sending tons of supplies: It's going from the federal govt to commercial distributors who then deliver to the highest bidder: states!

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The toilet paper shortage is more complicated than you think Vox. Local stores still out.

US swoop on masks sees 3M supplies diverted from Berlin Financial Times

Medical gloves maker accuses EU governments of hampering supply Financial Times

German army loses 6 million face masks in Kenya Daily Nation

Une commande française de masques détournée vers les Etats-Unis sur un tarmac chinois Liberation (Micael). RT version

Turquía retiene un cargamento de respiradores para España (Turkey retains a shipment of respirators for Spain) El Pais

3 million masks ordered by Massachusetts were confiscated in Port of New York, leading to creative alternative WCVB


Panama is quarantining women and men on different days during its coronavirus lockdown Business Insider (Kevin W)

Canada PM Justin Trudeau says country has signed with Amazon for medical supply distribution in COVID-19 crisis Boing Boing (resilc)


Trapped by Coronavirus, Nigeria’s Elite Faces Squalid Hospitals Bloomberg (Jason L)


Strain of life under lockdown sparks divorce surge in China Financial Times (J-LS)




UN Human Rights Chief Expresses Concern Over Plight of Indian Migrants during Lockdown News18


Luxury NYC stores board up to defend against civil unrest as the largest 24-hour spike in deaths sees 305 perish in the Big Apple, bringing the city total to 1,867 victims Daily Mail. Click through for the images.

Lawsuits Swell as Owners, From Gun Shops to Golf Courses, Demand to Open New York Times. Resilc: “We are not a serious country.”

Are NYC cops contributing to coronavirus epidemic by sending people to packed jails for violating social distancing? RT (Kevin W)

Which states have done the least to contain coronavirus? Guardian (resilc)

How science finally caught up with Trump’s playbook – with millions of lives at stake Guardian (Dr. Kevin)

Detroit bus driver who complained about a coughing passenger dies of coronavirus days later Washington Post (resilc)

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10 hours ago, jakeem said:


Health insurers were preparing for the Trump administration to reopen Obamacare to millions of newly uninsured Americans.
Here's why that never happened.
10:32 PM · Apr 3, 2020·Hootsuite Inc.


10 hours ago, jakeem said:


Joe Biden is demanding that the Trump admin reopen enrollment in the Affordable Care Act health insurance exchanges, as millions of Americans—many of them newly unemployed—face the prospect of enduring the coronavirus pandemic without access to healthcare.
4:40 PM · Apr 3, 2020·Twitter Web Client

 trump cuts off Healthcare to millions of Americans in the middle of a pandemic because it's part of Obama's Legacy.

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