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-Short Attention Span Theater-
Band of herpes-ridden monkeys are roaming residential neighborhoods in northeast Florida after just 12 were introduced in the 1930s but reproduced at alarming rates
[MAIL] A band of herpes-ridden monkeys are roaming across northeastern Florida after escaping from a state park miles away, threatening the locals and the environment.

The rhesus macaques were living at the Silver Springs State Park near Ocala, Florida, but the creatures, native to south and southeast Asia, escaped the area and have since been spotted in Jacksonville, St. Johns, St. Augustine, Palatka, Welaka, and Elkton, Florida, according to First Coast News.

While the monkeys tend to keep to themselves, over a quarter of the 300 feral creatures counted at Silver Spring State Park carried Herpes B, according to a 2018 survey by National Geographic.

While it's extremely rare for herpes B to spread from monkey to human, when it does it can be fatal.

The rhesus macaques were first introduced to Silver Springs State Park in the late 1930s when a tour boat operator named Colonel Tooey released 12 of the furry animals onto a man-made island as a tourist attraction.
Posted by: Skidmark || 02/03/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6516 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "Herpes-ridden monkeys"?
Sounds like certain Bathhouse denizens...
Posted by: Lex || 02/03/2020 1:17 Comments || Top||

#2  Florida monkey to join Florida man?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/03/2020 2:11 Comments || Top||

#3  Too fast for the pythons some other Florida man introduced into the local flora and fauna?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 02/03/2020 6:20 Comments || Top||

#4  "Herbie, the Love Bug", does what he or she does.
Posted by: Dale || 02/03/2020 7:24 Comments || Top||

#5  FL Monkey-Man
Posted by: Lex || 02/03/2020 7:33 Comments || Top||

#6  That's the kind of thing a .22 varmint round was made for.
Posted by: AlanC || 02/03/2020 8:04 Comments || Top||

#7  That's the kind of thing a .22 varmint round was made for.

Exactly
Posted by: DarthVader || 02/03/2020 10:27 Comments || Top||

#8  We already have open season on iguanas and they are only a nuisance due to their invasiveness. I'd say the disease vector angle is going to make monkey hunting a thing here. Soon to be followed by some smalltime Jane Goodall knockoff demanding that, like Britny Spears, we need to 'leave the monkeys alone."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 02/03/2020 12:34 Comments || Top||

#9  Shoulda kept em in Atlanta
Posted by: Frank G || 02/03/2020 12:43 Comments || Top||

#10  Why is it always 12 monkeys?
Posted by: The peanut gallery || 02/03/2020 14:01 Comments || Top||


Today is Groundhog Day!
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 02/03/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6512 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Yesterday was gh day
Posted by: Lord garth || 02/03/2020 6:44 Comments || Top||

#2  OK but did Phil's cousin Richard Gerebil see his shadow? Will we have six more weeks of Gerbil-Worming?
Posted by: Lex || 02/03/2020 7:02 Comments || Top||

#3  From Barrow to Kilimanjaro,
The climate grows ever more claro!
We'll plant frangipani
In far Punxsutawney...
Tomorrow, tomorrow, tomorrow.
Posted by: Pliny Thrack1851 || 02/03/2020 8:07 Comments || Top||

#4  Just like yesterday. I think I saw this movie.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 02/03/2020 11:33 Comments || Top||

#5  Wikipedia says: " Impartial estimates place the groundhog's accuracy between 35% and 40%."

So you better go with the opposite of the prediction.
Posted by: European Conservative || 02/03/2020 14:49 Comments || Top||

#6  ^ Panda Express, and now this? My faith in the reliability of exotic furballs is crushed forever! I suppose you'll be coming for the Easter Bunny next? Santa, maybe?
Posted by: Pliny Thrack1851 || 02/03/2020 19:16 Comments || Top||

#7  Great Limerick
Posted by: European Conservative || 02/03/2020 19:35 Comments || Top||

#8  FWIW, there is more than one groundhog festival. You may remember this incident. I don't know if it was related, but the mayor didn't run for re-election.
Posted by: James || 02/03/2020 20:50 Comments || Top||

#9  ^ Pretty much unforgettable, that. Felt for the groundhog, but (easy for me to say) totally worth it.

Also, blush.

Though 'twasn't exactly echt Brecht,
I hoped one might faintly detect
The tropic aroma
Myopics on soma
Might smell on the Greta Prospekt.
Posted by: Pliny Thrack1851 || 02/03/2020 22:54 Comments || Top||

#10  Sheesh. "Might" times two... gotta preview.
Posted by: Pliny Thrack1851 || 02/03/2020 22:57 Comments || Top||


-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Without a cure or vaccine for #coronavirus, people are embracing alternative treatments, from consuming onions to rubbing sesame oil
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 02/03/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6477 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Garlic.
Posted by: Lex || 02/03/2020 1:13 Comments || Top||

#2  Don't forget the other side, "Facebook Announces Plan To Remove Posts About Coronavirus ‘Conspiracy Theories’". HIV constructed lab Virus. Now Chicken. Well suddenly vaccine is now available. That was quick. News is not news these days. I guess they want to become weathermen. Perhaps today's Democrat. No consequences.
Posted by: Dale || 02/03/2020 7:13 Comments || Top||

#3  Imagine this getting into Bangladesh. Even India. Huge concentrations of humanity. WHO always wanted to reduce the worlds population. Greta Thunberg type people must be happy (wrong) or at least feel better.
Posted by: Dale || 02/03/2020 7:21 Comments || Top||

#4  Now this; "Cocaine Kills Corona Virus !!! - YouTube".
Posted by: Dale || 02/03/2020 7:36 Comments || Top||

#5  Last one,"James Lyons-Weiler, PhD, has published a detailed article explaining the SARS insertion into the coronavirus and why this is proof that the coronavirus now circulating in the wild is of laboratory origin, not coming from bats and snakes".
Posted by: Dale || 02/03/2020 7:41 Comments || Top||


NYC patient being tested for coronavirus is a visitor from China as man in Boston becomes EIGHTH person diagnosed in US while Pentagon prepares 1,000 quarantine beds and global death toll rises to 304 with 75,000 potentially infected globally
Posted by: Skidmark || 02/03/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6484 views] Top|| File under:


-Land of the Free
BREAKING: Rush Limbaugh Announces He Has Advanced Lung Cancer
Posted by: DarthVader || 02/03/2020 15:44 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6498 views] Top|| File under:

#1  It felt like a gutpunch when I heard.

Apparently it's Stage Four.
Posted by: charger || 02/03/2020 16:01 Comments || Top||

#2  Perhaps the most important American of our generation.
Posted by: Glenmore || 02/03/2020 16:25 Comments || Top||

#3  Of all the worthless, shi* disturbing foks who continue to steel our oxygen. Why GoD ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/03/2020 16:34 Comments || Top||

#4  RBG has survived worse. Let's hope.
Posted by: Gloque Gurly-Brown7914 || 02/03/2020 17:20 Comments || Top||

#5  Oh, dear - that's horrible. I hope he has a chance. :-(
Posted by: Barbara || 02/03/2020 17:59 Comments || Top||

#6  Rush always had the ability to trully understand what the left was up to, explain it well to listeners and then assure them their pĺots would fail.

I liked his term "feminazi's" when he spoke of people like Pelosi and Hillary.
Posted by: Varmint Splat1454 || 02/03/2020 18:07 Comments || Top||

#7  Someone dear to me has Stage Four. She's tough as nails and a fighter (too). There are lots of new drugs and therapies.

Prayers to both.
Posted by: JHH || 02/03/2020 21:08 Comments || Top||

#8  Prayers for both, indeed, JHH.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/03/2020 22:45 Comments || Top||


Britain
'Britain will prosper': Johnson sets out tough terms for EU talks
LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Boris Johnson will lay out his negotiating terms for talks with the European Union on Monday, saying Britain will prosper even if he cannot strike his preferred trade deal.

After marking Britain’s departure from the EU at a party in his Downing Street residence on Friday, Johnson will use a speech to ram home his message that Brexit, for him, means that sovereignty trumps the economy.

The sides have until the end of the year, when a standstill transitional period expires, to try to secure a deal on trade and future relations - something London and Brussels both say they want to do, but on very different terms.

Trade talks will begin in March. After criticising his predecessor Theresa May’s approach in negotiating a divorce deal with the EU, Johnson is striking a much tougher tone, saying Britain will not adhere to the bloc’s rules and regulations.

And he will say that, if the EU fails to grant a trade deal allowing for tariff- and quota-free trade in goods, similar to the terms the bloc now has in place with Canada, Britain will pursue a much looser arrangement, like one Australia has.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/03/2020 05:39 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6473 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Fun times. Would love to see a fast-tracked US-UK free trade deal this year.
Posted by: Lex || 02/03/2020 15:16 Comments || Top||

#2  German companies are preparing for a hard Brexit. We've already finished our preparations.
Posted by: European Conservative || 02/03/2020 16:21 Comments || Top||

#3  Well done, European Conservative. And if things aren’t as bad as projected, you’ll be even better positioned to take advantage of the situation.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/03/2020 17:23 Comments || Top||

#4  Let's say this: What we're selling can't be easily replaced. Which just means that Brits need to be prepared to pay more but we won't be seeing anything of it.

It's also quite possible that the UK goes for 0% tariff. In that case nothing will change. We're not affected by physical border checks.

Other companies will struggle a bit more.
Posted by: European Conservative || 02/03/2020 17:33 Comments || Top||


China-Japan-Koreas
China to inject 174 billion into markets on Monday
[twitter]
Posted by: 3dc || 02/03/2020 02:12 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6508 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  What problem are they trying to solve?
Posted by: AlanC || 02/03/2020 7:54 Comments || Top||

#2  ^ finding another means of shoveling state funds into their own pockets
Posted by: Lex || 02/03/2020 7:58 Comments || Top||

#3  China's economy is built on being able to continuously grow. The trade war with the US, the manufacturing moving to other countries and now the virus issues means money isn't moving and the economy isn't growing. No growth means the bad loans the banks made will come due sooner than later.

This is an attempt to get things moving until things blow over. Unfortunately, I think the virus is worse than even the government knows and with other viruses now breaking out China is in a world of hurt.
Posted by: DarthVader || 02/03/2020 9:41 Comments || Top||

#4  Was their credit in danger of freezing up?
Posted by: JohnQC || 02/03/2020 10:05 Comments || Top||

#5  re:^ Their credit, no, their "partners" in the US and other places, yes. How much money is laundered through China from pols elsewhere?
Posted by: AlanC || 02/03/2020 12:38 Comments || Top||

#6  Money laundering is the core activity in that economy
Posted by: Lex || 02/03/2020 15:13 Comments || Top||

#7  If China offered me an injection, that would be a hard pass.
Posted by: charger || 02/03/2020 16:19 Comments || Top||


Background on the virus
[composite twitter discussion including doctors being arrested by party hacks for reporting it]
Posted by: 3dc || 02/03/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6479 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  A SARS virus which kills 3 or 4 people out of every 10 infected (30%-40% death rate).
Posted by: Goober Tingle7365 || 02/03/2020 3:45 Comments || Top||

#2  Bat Soup
Posted by: Enver Snore3054 || 02/03/2020 4:07 Comments || Top||

#3  "Professor Yuen Kwok-yung and his team from the University of Hong Kong (H.K.U.), which reportedly already somehow developed a vaccine that’s just awaiting testing".
Posted by: Dale || 02/03/2020 7:47 Comments || Top||

#4  The tweets mentioned early virus victims being sen to Urgur internment camps.... that was a bit mind blowing if true.
Posted by: 3dc || 02/03/2020 11:22 Comments || Top||

#5  438 Wuhan Travelers ‘Lost’ in The United Kingdom as 11 More Brits are Evacuated
Posted by: Woodrow || 02/03/2020 14:46 Comments || Top||


ANOTHER Chinese city is put on coronavirus lockdown: Officials close roads into Wenzhou and tell its nine million citizens to stay inside - as death toll in country hits 304
Posted by: Skidmark || 02/03/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6493 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Coronavirus Closes China to the World, Straining Global Economy
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/03/2020 2:09 Comments || Top||


Cyber
Twitter Permanently Bans Zero Hedge - BuzzFeed Was Involved
Most of us know the story by now, but I also believe Twitter is simply sitting on certain conservative accounts just waiting for the right time to deplatform someone, and it's now Zero Hedge's turn.
[Rooters, via Drudge] - Twitter Inc has banned financial market website Zero Hedge from the social media platform after it published an article linking a Chinese scientist to the outbreak of the fast-spreading coronavirus last week.

Zero Hedge said it received a notification from Twitter on Friday, accusing it of violating the social media company's "rules against abuse and harassment."
Here's the scumbag BuzzFeed part:
Zero Hedge said it initially thought the suspension was triggered by an article it published on Friday about the makeup of the coronavirus. But it suggested it later learned Twitter had received a complaint from online news website BuzzFeed over a separate article.

BuzzFeed said Zero Hedge had released the personal information of a scientist from Wuhan in an article that made allegations about coronavirus having been concocted "as a bioweapon." The article was titled "Is This The Man Behind The Global Coronavirus Pandemic?"

BuzzFeed did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Until today, once everyone gets their stories straight. I checked the links ZH provided in their Friday afternoon response and they did indeed go to two sites that clearly identified this guy in public information. These a-holes should all be exiled to ANWR.
Posted by: Raj || 02/03/2020 08:21 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6482 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Maybe Buzzfeed will find themselves banned in a similar manner...

I know a lot of people will be gunning for them.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 02/03/2020 9:16 Comments || Top||

#2  https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/did-china-steal-coronavirus-canada-and-weaponize-it

Which would explain why the ChiComs were claiming the US had done same.
Posted by: Woodrow || 02/03/2020 12:26 Comments || Top||

#3  Well I was permanently banded from twitter 2 years ago...not a big deal.
Posted by: Dino McCoy5459 || 02/03/2020 15:09 Comments || Top||

#4  SS, Silicon Valley Virtue-Signaling (SVVS) edition
Posted by: Lex || 02/03/2020 15:11 Comments || Top||

#5  Can't wait for Twitter to show the 404 sign and they scream censorship.

BTW, by doing this they cease to be a common carrier and bear all the consequence when the Left acts badly on it.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 02/03/2020 15:40 Comments || Top||


Olde Tyme Religion
Tanzania Church stampede kills 20, injures over 40
[AA.TR] At least 20 people died in a stampede as scores of worshippers who gathered at a religious festival in Tanzania’s northern Kilimanjaro region crushed each other as they engage in a frenzied jostling to be anointed with "blessed" oil by a self-proclaimed prophet around midnight.

Thousands of people gathered in an overnight religious festival organized by a Pentecostal church in Moshi town nestled on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro. The worshippers, including women and kiddies who were jostling to step on blessed oil crushed each other, officials said Sunday.

Among those who died, 16 are women, one man and three children, officials said.

Kippi Warioba, a local district commissioner for Kilimanjaro, told Anadolu Agency that the incident happened around dawn as worshippers pushed each other to be blessed by Boniface Mwamposa, a popular evangelical Christian pastor.

According to Warioba, 40 others who sustained bodily injuries have been admitted at a nearby Mawenzi referral hospital for treatment.

Police have launched a manhunt against Pastor Mwamposa, a key suspect, who reportedly fled the venue at Majengo grounds in Moshi following the incident.

Posted by: Fred || 02/03/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6502 views] Top|| File under:


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Existential Risk
[twitter]
Posted by: 3dc || 02/03/2020 02:10 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6493 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Never underestimate the power of fashion and pull of 'what we all know'.
Posted by: Cesare || 02/03/2020 9:45 Comments || Top||

#2  Here's a risk that we all know:

Beyoncé and Jay-Z stay seated during Super Bowl national anthem performance: report
Posted by: Skidmark || 02/03/2020 9:56 Comments || Top||



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Mon 2020-02-03
  Al Qaeda in Arabian Peninsula claims December shooting at Florida naval base
Sun 2020-02-02
  Iraq’s President Barham Saleh assigns Mouhammed Tawfiq Allawi with forming a new government
Sat 2020-02-01
  Qassim al-Rimi, the head of al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Yemen tits up.
Fri 2020-01-31
  Senate Votes 51-49 Against Witnesses and Documents
Thu 2020-01-30
  #Hamas rejects ‘conspiracies’ as #Trump unveils Mideast plan
Wed 2020-01-29
  Turkish tanks and troops have just arrived at the port of Tripoli. In violation of the arms embargo
Tue 2020-01-28
  Iran foreign minister calls Trump peace plan for Middle East 'delusional'
Mon 2020-01-27
  USAF E-11A down in Taliban area.
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  JeM’s Kashmir chief among 3 killed in Pulwama encounter: Army
Sat 2020-01-25
  AlSadr orders his followers to withdraw from #TahrirSquare and dismantle the tents
Fri 2020-01-24
  PLA mobilized to deal with Wuhan
Thu 2020-01-23
  UN calls for strengthening international support for the Palestinians
Wed 2020-01-22
  IRGC Commander & "Soleimani Ally" Shot Dead By Masked Assassins On Motorcycle
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  Several civilians killed by female suicide bomber in western Chad
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