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19 minutes ago, Princess of Tap said:

More PDFt-- It may replace MAGA.

Did you read this CNN article?     Maybe I'm missing something but it does NOT say what this headline says.    Below is part of it:

Washington (CNN)An Indiana congressman said Tuesday that letting more Americans die from the novel coronavirus is the "lesser of two evils" compared with the economy cratering due to social distancing measures.

Speaking with radio station WIBC in Indiana, Republican Rep. Trey Hollingsworth asserted that, while he appreciated the science behind the virus' spread, "it is always the American government's position to say, in the choice between the loss of our way of life as Americans and the loss of life, of American lives, we have to always choose the latter."
"The social scientists are telling us about the economic disaster that is going on. Our (Gross Domestic Product) is supposed to be down 20% alone this quarter," Hollingsworth said. "It is policymakers' decision to put on our big boy and big girl pants and say it is the lesser of these two evils. It is not zero evil, but it is the lesser of these two evils and we intend to move forward that direction. That is our responsibility and to abdicate that is to insult the Americans that voted us into office."
 
Isn't the 'latter' in the above the "loss of life,  of American lives"?       So to me he is saying that saving lives is more important than the economy (as defined by "loss of our way of life").    He goes on to say GDP going down 20% is the LESSER of these two evils (the other one being DEATH to Americans).
 
 

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4 hours ago, jakeem said:

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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce reacts to Trump halting WHO funding:
 
"Cutting the WHO's funding during the COVID-19 pandemic is not in U.S. interests."
 
10:29 AM · Apr 15, 2020·TweetDeck

 

4 hours ago, jakeem said:

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1) White House had early warnings about a possible pandemic from U.S. intelligence agencies
 
2) Trump ignored this - doesn't trust U.S. experts or U.S. intelligence
 
3) His latest spin: if only we had heard earlier from China and WHO
 
1:55 PM · Apr 15, 2020·Twitter Web App

 A bigot loves a foreign non-white scapegoat.

That's As Good As It Gets.

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Federal health officials are under increasing pressure to start publicly tracking coronavirus outbreaks in nursing homes
 
amid criticism they have not been transparent about the toll the crisis has taken on the nation’s most frail, elderly victims.
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".........it’s difficult to have confidence in officials’ ability to contain the virus if they aren’t tracking where it has struck and why.

 

Such an action by the agencies that oversee the nation’s 15,000 nursing homes is seen as long overdue,

coming more than a month after a nursing home in Washington state became the first COVID-19 hot spot in the U.S. with an outbreak that ultimately killed 43 people and a near-daily drumbeat of new cases that in some cases has forced entire homes to be evacuated. .......

https://apnews.com/36646afddcf74565094a6063a1e32481?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_medium=AP&utm_source=Twitter

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6 minutes ago, mr6666 said:
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Federal health officials are under increasing pressure to start publicly tracking coronavirus outbreaks in nursing homes
 
amid criticism they have not been transparent about the toll the crisis has taken on the nation’s most frail, elderly victims.
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".........it’s difficult to have confidence in officials’ ability to contain the virus if they aren’t tracking where it has struck and why.

 

Such an action by the agencies that oversee the nation’s 15,000 nursing homes is seen as long overdue,

coming more than a month after a nursing home in Washington state became the first COVID-19 hot spot in the U.S. with an outbreak that ultimately killed 43 people and a near-daily drumbeat of new cases that in some cases has forced entire homes to be evacuated. .......

https://apnews.com/36646afddcf74565094a6063a1e32481?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_medium=AP&utm_source=Twitter

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Officials Say 22 Residents Have Died at Joliet Nursing Home After Contracting COVID-19
 
 
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1 hour ago, jakeem said:

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CNN
 
US governors and state health officials expressed frustration after receiving rapid testing systems touted by President Trump, but only enough tests for 115 people
 
7:10 PM · Apr 15, 2020·SocialFlow

 

1 hour ago, jakeem said:

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So for the second day, while Trump is screaming about defunding the World Health Organization during a pandemic, Drs. Birx and Fauci are not allowed to take questions, right?
 
It’s a move they both know is unconscionable, it’s no accident Trump won’t allow them to talk about it.
 
7:31 PM · Apr 15, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

 

1 hour ago, jakeem said:

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Trump is looking for a fight over anything but his incompetent response to the virus. How many times do we have to fall for this same bit, people?
 
7:31 PM · Apr 15, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

That's up to the American people.

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9 minutes ago, jakeem said:

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NPR
 
The federal government is winning the chaotic competition for scarce protective equipment, a former DHS official says — and in the process, it's driving up the price of those supplies for everybody.
 
8:50 PM · Apr 15, 2020·SocialFlow

Why is there so much criminality and corruption in the trump Administration?

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5 hours ago, mr6666 said:

Report: Trump Advisers Prep To Shield POTUS

If Economy Reopening Results In More Deaths

......the White House is frantically piecing together a strategy to reopen businesses at the end of the month, it also hopes to shield Trump from the political consequences of the outbreak and his sluggish response to it. Staffers are reportedly aware of the risks of lifting social distancing guidelines so soon, and Trump himself knows that suddenly forcing the economy to open up again spells danger.

“Even he realizes that’s a bad idea,” an unnamed former official told the Post.

Therefore, Trump’s advisers have been reportedly attempting to sell the plan, which has not been fully formed, to business leaders, economists and other high profile figures, with the hope that Trump won’t be held solely responsible if the reopening backfires.

Despite health officials’ warnings against encouraging people to go back to work at this stage of the outbreak, Trump has been desperate to restore the economy to its pre-outbreak state as soon as possible. He’s even gone as far as to falsely claim he has the “total authority” to force governors to allow businesses to reopen........

https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/trump-advisers-preparing-take-fall-blame-plan-reopen-economy-fails

trump will soon learn that death is hard to deflect.

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On 4/14/2020 at 11:04 PM, Princess of Tap said:

Tuesday, April 14th 2020

26,059--Coronavirus deaths in the United States

614,117-- Confirmed Coronavirus cases in the United States

Wednesday, April 15th 2020

28,529-- Coronavirus deaths in the United States

644,089-- Confirmed Coronavirus cases in the United States

 Source, Worldometer

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On Science Channel - "Sea Monsters - US Navy Medical Hospital The USNS Comfort"

Discussing in detail the history of the hospital ship.  It was once an oil tanker.  Was used after 9/11, Katrina, Maria (Puerto Rico) and just recently filled a humanitarian role in Panama  before call to duty to help hospitals with COVID-19.

Shame in that if it wasn't for Corona, this super ship of mercy wouldn't had gotten the time of day. :(

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4 hours ago, jakeem said:

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#NEW from me on Trump's approval rating. It peaked last week and is slightly down now, portending a swift end to the shortest rally-around-the-flag effect in modern US history. Meanwhile, other world leaders (and US governors) are up 20 pts+ in the polls.
3:36 PM · Apr 15, 2020·Twitter Web App

I wonder why?

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15 hours ago, mr6666 said:

:lol:   <_<

"King" Donald, the first & the last--

This spot was sponsored by Republicans For The Rule Of Law.

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Say it isn't so ...

Trump looking at easing restrictions at Canada-U.S. border: The feeling may not be mutual, given the extent of the COVID-19 outbreak in the U.S. He also seemed to equate Canada’s success with efforts in the U.S., a comparison sure to raise eyebrows north of the border.
 

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17 hours ago, jamesjazzguitar said:

Did you read this CNN article?     Maybe I'm missing something but it does NOT say what this headline says.    Below is part of it:

Washington (CNN)An Indiana congressman said Tuesday that letting more Americans die from the novel coronavirus is the "lesser of two evils" compared with the economy cratering due to social distancing measures.

Speaking with radio station WIBC in Indiana, Republican Rep. Trey Hollingsworth asserted that, while he appreciated the science behind the virus' spread, "it is always the American government's position to say, in the choice between the loss of our way of life as Americans and the loss of life, of American lives, we have to always choose the latter."
"The social scientists are telling us about the economic disaster that is going on. Our (Gross Domestic Product) is supposed to be down 20% alone this quarter," Hollingsworth said. "It is policymakers' decision to put on our big boy and big girl pants and say it is the lesser of these two evils. It is not zero evil, but it is the lesser of these two evils and we intend to move forward that direction. That is our responsibility and to abdicate that is to insult the Americans that voted us into office."
 
Isn't the 'latter' in the above the "loss of life,  of American lives"?       So to me he is saying that saving lives is more important than the economy (as defined by "loss of our way of life").    He goes on to say GDP going down 20% is the LESSER of these two evils (the other one being DEATH to Americans).
 
 

I read it the reverse.  He is saying we (Americans) have to choose loosing lives over loosing our way of life (whatever that is).  In other words, it is more important that we maintain a healthy GDP, economic growth and keeping businesses and corporations open and people working at all jobs than it is to save lives.

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56 minutes ago, TheCid said:

I read it the reverse.  He is saying we (Americans) have to choose loosing lives over loosing our way of life (whatever that is).  In other words, it is more important that we maintain a healthy GDP, economic growth and keeping businesses and corporations open and people working at all jobs than it is to save lives.

I don't understand how anyone could interpret what I put in BOLD,  "we  have to always choose the latter",   when the previous statement is  "choice between the loss of our way of life as Americans (FORMER) and the loss of life, of American lives (LATTER).

Now I can see where some folks might be offend that he even mentions there are choices to make here,   but to me these type of folks are babies.    E.g.    discussions on the maximum speed on highways:    this limit should be set to balance movement of products and people with estimated number of accidents and associated deaths.     People that are babies will say that this is a sick discussion and there is NO choices to make;  LIFE always trumps,  PERIOD!       But that is total nonsense.    People have to be mature enough to understand the concept of an acceptable accident\death rate.   YEA,  "acceptable".      If not,  then the max speed limit would be 10 miles per hour!

 

   

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5 hours ago, jakeem said:

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The utterly horrifying reality is America is trapped by a man that doesn’t want to know how many people are sick or dying and dead. He’s backed by a party that refuses to force him to collect the facts and is determined to let him get away w/ what amounts to negligent homicide.
 
12:40 AM · Apr 16, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

 

5 hours ago, jakeem said:

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In any reopening strategy, states have to be confident in hospital capacity and staffing in the event of covid-19 resurgence. Don't forget current healthcare workers are burned out and working overtime already
 
6:31 AM · Apr 16, 2020·Twitter for Android

 

5 hours ago, jakeem said:

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EXCLUSIVE: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has hired high-powered consultants to develop a science-based plan for the safe economic reopening of the region that can thwart expected pressure from Trump to move more rapidly https://reut.rs/2RHJqGL by @JarrettRenshaw
 
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6:12 AM · Apr 16, 2020·SocialFlow

Reopening without major testing will result in setbacks destroying what few gains that have been achieved.

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8 minutes ago, LawrenceA said:

 

 

 You know they're talking about public schools--

Because they send their kids and grandchildren to private schools.

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Trumpists Believe Bill Gates Is Using Coronavirus to Implant Brain Chips

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Billionaire Bill Gates and his wife Melinda have committed $100 million of their own money to fight the coronavirus pandemic. In return, a fevered segment of the pro-Trump internet is convinced the couple wants to kill off a good portion of humanity, then install mark-of-the-beast style tracking chips in whoever survives. 

On Wednesday, pro-Trump personalities and regular Trump White House guests “Diamond and Silk” became the latest to push conspiracy theories about Gates, tweeting that the Microsoft founder was operating on a secretive “agenda” to “rule the world with vaccines” and vowing not to take any coronavirus vaccine that Gates was involved with.

“You're not going to make black people the guinea pigs for this here right here,” Lynnette “Diamond” Hardaway said in a video. 

“We're not going to be your experiment or your project,” Rochelle “Silk” Richardson added.

Diamond and Silk, who have visited the White House on several occasions, been featured  as campaign surrogates and been boosted by Trump, aren’t alone. Newsmax White House correspondent Emerald Robinson claimed last week that Gates wants to use “vaccines to track people,” while Fox News host Laura Ingraham—who has met with Trump to discuss the coronavirus—tweeted that Gates and other “globalists” want to use the crisis to track people. Gates’s name appeared on protest signs meant to criticize Ohio’s social distancing order, while former Trump adviser Roger Stone accused Gates of wanting to “microchip” people. 

Amid the confusion caused by the coronavirus pandemic, Gates has emerged in fringe right circles as a villain behind the virus’s spread.

Gates has long been viewed suspiciously by vaccine skeptics, who take out-of-context remarks he made in 2011 about vaccines as proof that he wants to use inoculations to reduce the global population. In reality, Gates meant that reducing child mortality would help parents plan their families better. 

In the coronavirus era, though, rumors and conspiracy theories about Gates have boomed. On social media, Gates has been wrongly accused of everything from plotting out the coronavirus pandemic ahead of time to distributing plush souvenir coronavirus toys to celebrate the virus’s death toll.

Gates has taken on the mastermind role in the right-wing conspiracy imagination typically reserved for billionaire Democratic donor George Soros, according to Brooke Binkowski, the managing editor of fact-checking site Truth or Fiction. 

“These are all just recirculated, warmed-over stories—they’re just switching the names around,” Binkowski said. “George Soros was the bogeyman, now it’s Bill Gates.” 

The disinformation campaign about Gates kicked off early in the spread of COVID-19, with QAnon conspiracy theorists claiming he had somehow patented the virus, with the implication that Gates was deliberately spreading the disease. 

More recently, conspiracy theorists have claimed that Gates is somehow developing a tracking device to pair with any coronavirus vaccine. Some right-wing figures have even claimed Gates is developing the “mark of the Beast” predicted in the Book of Revelation. In fact, Gates’ foundation funded research in 2016 into using invisible ink to track child vaccination in developing countries, long before the coronavirus pandemic.

As for the coronavirus, Gates has pledged to fund the construction of seven different factories to help with production of seven potential vaccines. The investment will cost him billions because, in all likelihood, much of the money will go to waste. But he’s argued that it is worth it since it will dramatically reduce the time to scale up manufacturing as vaccine trial runs are conducted. 

Read more: https://www.yahoo.com/news/trumpists-believe-bill-gates-using-084343982.html

 

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48 minutes ago, LawrenceA said:

 

 

This is pathetically stupid.  The schools have already figured out what to do and how to do it.

Even in warfare, you don't do "trade-offs" such as this.  Sure, people will die, but you use other methods first or coordinated ones to ameliorate the loss of life.

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It looks like Bill Gates has become a domestic George Soros for the extreme right-wing nutcases.

Also, it looks like Diamond and Silk are two ladies who will never have to worry about unemployment As Long As trump is president.😄

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