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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Rapidly disappearing news regarding the Milwaukee Coors brewery shooter
[Summit] The Milwaukee man who killed five co-workers at a beer company’s corporate office is a black Elizabeth Warren supporter, providing a clue as to why the mass shooting disappeared from the discussion so quickly.

51-year-old Anthony Ferrill showed up at the MillerCoors facility from where he had been fired earlier in the day wearing his uniform and carrying a silenced gun.

He proceeded to gun down five colleagues before turning the weapon on himself.

It subsequently emerged that Ferrill was an African-American Elizabeth Warren supporter (presuming that Ferrill shared the same political beliefs as his wife, who took a selfie with Warren at a rally last year)
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/28/2020 01:17 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6479 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I stand corrected, it wasn't a Sandernista. It was a member of the Warren Fauxhowee tribe.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 02/28/2020 6:14 Comments || Top||

#2  This is why. Normal questions are out the window. Guns legal, past legal records in so on. MSM racism in full force.
Posted by: Woodrow || 02/28/2020 6:50 Comments || Top||

#3  Neighbors: Milwaukee brewery shooter built

Ferrill’s neighbors said he was a married father of two adult children and one younger daughter. They said he had worked at the brewery for about 15 years as an electrician. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported he served in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1987 to 1991 and was honorably discharged.

His brother, Benjamin Ferrill, of The Colony, Texas, told The Associated Press: “It’s a tragic loss to everybody. We’re still trying to digest it.”

Erna Roenspies, who lived next door to Ferrill, described him as a nice guy and helpful neighbor who enjoyed building guns with mail-order parts.

Several years ago Ferrill slipped off or fell off a ladder at the brewery and hurt his shoulder, forcing him to miss work. He told Roenspies that “spies” from the brewery were lurking in the neighborhood, watching his activities to make sure he wasn’t faking the injury. Once he pointed out the spies’ car to her, she said. The spying “irritated” him, she said.

Still, Roenspies, 82, said Ferrill was a “gentleman” who checked up on her to make sure she was all right.

“I considered him a son,” she said. “He wasn’t violent. He wasn’t a drunk. He was a gentleman. I just can’t believe it.”

Another neighbor, Elizabeth LaPine, described Ferrill as a quiet person who walked his Doberman pinscher every day, and would sometimes throw a ball around for his dog in the street. She said she lived across the street from Ferrill for 11 years.

“It’s heartbreaking,” she said.

LaPine said Ferrill had several cars and always kept them shiny. She said that the last time she saw Ferrill was Sunday, and he had polished up his burgundy Chrysler, which she called his “Sunday car,” and took it for a ride.
Posted by: Woodrow || 02/28/2020 7:08 Comments || Top||

#4  Comes across like a Falling Down scenario.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 02/28/2020 8:12 Comments || Top||

#5  a quiet person who walked his Doberman pinscher

uh-huh
Posted by: Mercutio || 02/28/2020 8:15 Comments || Top||


-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Coronavirus apparently has a functional mutation


Nigeria's first case of coronavirus
[NEWS.YAHOO] Residents of Nigeria's economic hub Lagos scrambled for hygiene products Friday, after the chaotic megacity of 20 million announced the first confirmed case of new coronavirus in sub-Saharan Africa.

Health Minister Osagie Ehanire said in a statement overnight that the infected person was an Italian citizen who flew in from Milan, at the heart of Europe
...the land mass occupying the space between the English Channel and the Urals, also known as Moslem Lebensraum...
's largest outbreak, earlier this week.

"The patient is clinically stable, with no serious symptoms," Ehanire said, adding that he was being treated at a hospital for infectious diseases in Lagos.

The low number of cases so far across Africa, which has close economic ties with China, the epicentre of the deadly outbreak, has puzzled health specialists.

Prior to the case in Nigeria, there had been just two cases on the continent -- in Egypt and Algeria.


Posted by: Fred || 02/28/2020 19:03 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6478 views] Top|| File under:


A dog in Hong Kong has tested ‘weak positive' for coronavirus
[Fortune] The pet dog of a coronavirus patient in Hong Kong has been found to have a "low level" of the virus, the Hong Kong government said early Friday.

The dog tested "weak positive" for the coronavirus, the city’s agricultural and fisheries department said in a statement, without giving further details. Officials will carry out further tests to confirm whether the dog has really been infected with the disease, or if it was a result of environmental contamination of its mouth and nose.

Much is still not known about the virus that is spreading around the world after emerging in central China late last year. It is thought to have transferred to humans from bats and has been shown to spread in a number of ways, but the Hong Kong agricultural department said it doesn’t have evidence that pet animals can be infected, or be a source of infection to people.

If confirmed, the dog would be the first case of a pet catching the coronavirus amid a global outbreak that’s now infected more than 82,000 people and claimed more than 2,800 lives.

The dog is being quarantined at an animal facility, the Hong Kong government said. The department strongly advised that pets of confirmed virus patients also be put under quarantine.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/28/2020 09:39 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6498 views] Top|| File under:

#1  If/when ? the corona virus hits San Francisco and/or any other homeless slum, the results are going to be awful.
Posted by: warthogswife || 02/28/2020 11:07 Comments || Top||

#2  Worse in LA. Downtown LA has a rat infestation + typhus.
Posted by: Lex || 02/28/2020 11:10 Comments || Top||


Johns Hopkins GIS map of the COVID-19
Some highlights from this am update

China almost 79k infected, almost 2900 deaths
SKor 2337 infected 13 deaths
Diamond Princess 705 infected 5 deaths
Italy 655 infected 17 deaths
Iran 338 infected 34 deaths
Japan 228 infected 4 deaths
...
USA 60 infected no deaths

Also fwiw (but not in the article) there are now enough diagnostic kits available from WHO, CDC, etc. so that any country that wants one can get as many as they need; so, going forward, the numbers coming from open government countries (i.e., not NKor, etc.) should be pretty good.

No info from Nkor, no reported infections from Indonesia.
Posted by: lord garth || 02/28/2020 08:47 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6533 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Excellent post your Lordship. Thanks !
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/28/2020 9:29 Comments || Top||

#2  ^ and the best to Marta, your consort
Posted by: Warthog || 02/28/2020 9:48 Comments || Top||

#3  I’ve been watching this site since its inception. Data for other countries other than China may be reasonably accurate. However China’s data is suspect. That skews the overall site data ito a very low value.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 02/28/2020 10:27 Comments || Top||

#4  What's the best guess as to the real #'s for China?
Posted by: Lex || 02/28/2020 10:34 Comments || Top||

#5  What's interesting is that everyone is reporting about 2% mortality rate. However, Iran is almost 10% mortality. That'll have the turbans spinning.
Posted by: BA || 02/28/2020 10:54 Comments || Top||

#6  Mortality rate is definitely widely different in developed vs 3rd world countries.

Chronic pollution damaged lungs, smokers, drug abusers, lack of good medical care, etc. are showing to have a huge spike in COVID-19 deaths. Developed nations with free flow of information and good health and health care have a much lower mortality rate.

We will see Africa, the ME and Asia get hammered with deaths while Western Europe and the US have lower rates.
Posted by: DarthVader || 02/28/2020 12:16 Comments || Top||

#7  Lex--My guess from the 24/7 operation of crematory operation in the Wuhan area and acquiring of more portable units, that the mortality numbers are 10 times what the Chinese say. There is some really bad sh*t going down over there and it's not from bat meat.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 02/28/2020 16:32 Comments || Top||

#8  For alternate views.

Five Reasons to Stop Freaking Out About Coronavirus

Don’t Fear The Wu-Flu
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/28/2020 16:43 Comments || Top||

#9  It takes advantage of a bodys already weakened condition.
Westerners are far more healthy as a whole.
Posted by: newc || 02/28/2020 17:06 Comments || Top||

#10  We will see Africa, the ME and Asia get hammered with deaths while Western Europe and the US have lower rates.

That's bad?
Posted by: Skidmark || 02/28/2020 20:48 Comments || Top||


Coronavirus fear touches off a global run on face masks
[AP] Fear of the spreading coronavirus has led to a global run on sales of face masks despite medical experts’ advice that most people who aren’t sick don’t need to wear them.

Many businesses are sold out, while others are limiting how many a customer can buy. Amazon is policing its site, trying to make sure sellers don’t gouge panicked buyers.

In South Korea, hundreds lined up to buy masks from a discount store. Rumors that toilet paper and napkins could be used as masks have emptied store shelves in Asia of paper goods over the past few weeks.

Both ordinary people trying to protect themselves from the outbreak and medical professionals are facing shortages. well.

Some industry officials are attributing the shortages not just to high demand but to disruptions in supply: An outsize share of the world’s surgical masks are made in China ‐ 50%, by its own estimate. But even factories there that have ramped up demand say they are hard pressed to meet local demand. The government has taken over manufacturers, and exports have plunged.

"Before the outbreak of the epidemic, we used to export 600,000-700,000 surgical masks a month, but now the amount is zero," David Peng, manager of Ningbo Buy Best International Trading Co. in Ningbo, south of Shanghai, said. The company’s dozen or so suppliers in Hubei, near the center of the outbreak, have been ordered to prioritize government orders.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/28/2020 06:27 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6488 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has found the best Corona Virusma mask.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/28/2020 6:33 Comments || Top||

#2  ...pre-owned? Asking for a friend.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 02/28/2020 6:54 Comments || Top||

#3  Masca-BungaBunga
Posted by: Lex || 02/28/2020 11:16 Comments || Top||

#4  "Amazon is policing its site, trying to make sure sellers don’t gouge panicked buyers."

Yeah right. There are sellers offering disinfection liquids for 50 Euros (regular price is 2,95).

Which is totally ridiculous. Buy cask strength whiskey.
Posted by: European Conservative || 02/28/2020 18:14 Comments || Top||

#5  MSM = Chaos Merchants.
Posted by: Anomalous Sources || 02/28/2020 20:05 Comments || Top||


Coronavirus round-up: Iraq reported the first case of #coronavirus in the capital #Baghdad its sixth in total

[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 02/28/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6470 views] Top|| File under:


Caribbean-Latin America
ABC: Mexico has 2 cases of virus.
Posted by: 3dc || 02/28/2020 14:29 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6469 views] Top|| File under:


China-Japan-Koreas
Chinese destroyer fired a laser at U.S. aircraft, Navy says
[SD UnionTrib] The U.S. Navy’s Pacific Fleet says the Feb. 17 incident violated international agreements.

U.S. Navy patrol plane was lasered by a Chinese destroyer, in an incident the Navy says was "unsafe" and a violation of an international agreement.

The incident occurred in the Philippine Sea about 350 miles west of Guam on Feb. 17, according to a statement from the U.S. Pacific Fleet Thursday.
International Waters
The laser, invisible to the naked eye, was detected by a sensor on-board the patrol plane, a P-8A Poseidon, the statement says.

The Navy did not say if the laser injured anyone or caused damage.

According to the Navy, the ship’s action violates the Code for Unplanned Encounters at Sea, a multilateral agreement, as well as a Memorandum of Understanding between the Pentagon and China’s Ministry of National Defense.

The aircraft is based in Jacksonville, Florida and deployed to Okinawa, Japan.

"U.S. Navy aircraft routinely fly in the Philippine Sea and have done so for many years," the Navy said. "U.S. Navy aircraft and ships will continue to fly, sail and operate wherever international law allows."

The incident is the latest in a string of encounters with Chinese ships in the region, as China seeks to expand its military footprint. The U.S. Navy makes a point of sailing and flying in international waters in the area, in what it calls "freedom of navigation" exercises.
Posted by: Frank G || 02/28/2020 07:03 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6529 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  So roll over and sink the SOB and wait for the next one. Say nothing, report nothing.

This Chinese BS (at multiple levels) is just getting way, way out of hand.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/28/2020 7:22 Comments || Top||

#2  Why haven't tariffs on Chinese imports increased 10% an hour after this.
Posted by: Count Galeazzo Untervehr7098 || 02/28/2020 7:34 Comments || Top||

#3  Lots of our UAVs could be fitted with Home on Laser, Home on Jam. Just thinking out loud.
Posted by: Count Galeazzo Untervehr7098 || 02/28/2020 7:35 Comments || Top||

#4  'Fired' or 'Painted'?
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 02/28/2020 10:12 Comments || Top||

#5  And if you think the economic disruption from the coronavirus is bad, wait until we get into a shooting war with them.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 02/28/2020 12:04 Comments || Top||


Justice Dept. charges professor with hiding ties to China
[AyPee] A professor at the University of Tennessee has been arrested on charges that he hid his relationship with a Chinese university while receiving research grants from the federal government, the Justice Department said Thursday.

Anming Hu, an associate professor in the department of mechanical, aerospace and biomedical engineering at the university’s flagship Knoxville campus, was charged with three counts of wire fraud and three counts of making false statements.

After the indictment was announced, the university said Hu had been suspended and that school officials had cooperated.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/28/2020 02:12 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6472 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Probably some of them gaudy herb tarlick used car salesman ties I bet!
Posted by: Clorong Spawn of the Ostrogoths9612 || 02/28/2020 7:40 Comments || Top||


China's Internal Reports on Coronavirus Response: Our Main Priorities Are Controlling Public Opinion, Social Stability
[Epoch Times] Chinese officials in Wuhan and other cities within Hubei Province, where the novel coronavirus outbreak is most severe, reported to their higher-ups in the provincial government that people are not able to secure treatment, running out of supplies amid restrictive lockdown measures, and feeling fearful and anxious about the spreading disease.

The Bureau described life in Hubei thusly on Feb. 21: "In general, residents lack basic life necessities. For example, some families used up all their gas for cooking; some families need baby formula and diapers… A large number of residents want to leave the city and go out to make a living… They become extreme in behavior."
Much more at link
Posted by: KBK || 02/28/2020 00:44 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6507 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Damn thing got out before they had a chance to develop an effective antidote.

Appears the virus may soon resolve the problem of "controlling the public."


Posted by: Besoeker || 02/28/2020 1:26 Comments || Top||

#2  Doing what's gov supposed to do?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/28/2020 2:08 Comments || Top||

#3  IOW, they want to keep their jobs.
Posted by: gorb || 02/28/2020 6:42 Comments || Top||

#4  Yeah, it's commie-speak for "We must protect our phony baloney jobs!" Not to mention avoiding the hangman when the People decide they won't get fooled again.
Posted by: SteveS || 02/28/2020 12:36 Comments || Top||

#5  "The Tiananmen Papers" should reward a rereading for the basic principles which will guide Chinese government action.
Posted by: charger || 02/28/2020 17:21 Comments || Top||


North Korea's first confirmed Coronavirus COVID 19 patient shot dead: report
[IBT] Earlier last week, reports had suggested that a North Korean trade official was shot dead for leaving coronavirus quarantine to visit a public bath. According to South Korean media, the victim, who had returned to the country after a visit to China, was executed for risking the spread of the deadly virus.

As per its official statement, North Korea has repeatedly emphasized the country has not a single case of the highly contagious virus on its soil, though it suggested that there are people showing suspected symptoms. Raising fears that Pyongyang might be concealing an outbreak.
Posted by: KBK || 02/28/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6582 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  I suppose that would reduce the number of deaths that could be attributed to the contagion.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 02/28/2020 12:06 Comments || Top||

#2  Also a sure-fire way to prevent the virus ' the second time around...'
Posted by: USN, Ret. || 02/28/2020 14:14 Comments || Top||

#3  the ultimate quarantine
Posted by: Lex || 02/28/2020 14:17 Comments || Top||

#4  Yet another dreadful desease 'cured'. Is there anything NORK medical research can't cure?
Posted by: CrazyFool || 02/28/2020 16:00 Comments || Top||

#5  So, NORK lead cures and stops transmission of COVID 19?
Posted by: Anomalous Sources || 02/28/2020 20:16 Comments || Top||


Economy
Virus-Driven Supply Chain Anxiety Mounts as Wall Street Plunge Continues
[Epoch Times] As key Wall Street indexes extended their losing streak on Feb. 27, experts pointed to a growing concern among investors that the effects of broken global supply chains due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) may be greater than previously thought.

"COVID-19 brought the production and transportation of many goods to a near standstill from which they have not yet recovered, and at a time when pandemic concerns are still rising," said Allen Sukholitsky, chief macro strategist at Xallarap Advisory.

He told The Epoch Times in an email that concerns over broken supply chains are one reason investors are fleeing risky assets.

"Quarantines. Closed borders and ports. Suspended flights and freight," he said, adding that "equities are reacting to the implied impact of almost 80,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19."

"Records are being broken across asset classes," he said.

The benchmark 10-year Treasury note, viewed as a haven bet in times of crisis, hit a record-low yield of around 1.24 percent Feb. 27, while the 30-year Treasury bond set a new all-time low last week. Bond yields move in the opposite direction to prices, with falling yields a sign of capital fleeing to a safe harbor.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/28/2020 01:53 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6502 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Stop buying Chinese goods. Check your labels. I've noticed that an inordinate amount of clothing comes from China and I'm betting its true of other goods as well.
Posted by: warthogswife || 02/28/2020 11:13 Comments || Top||

#2  Not so much anymore, I expect. Look for Laos, VN, Malaysia...
Posted by: Frank G || 02/28/2020 12:10 Comments || Top||

#3  Look for Laos, VN, Malaysia

They all get their fabrics from China.
Posted by: Count Galeazzo Untervehr7098 || 02/28/2020 12:17 Comments || Top||

#4  Don't panic sell. This won't last forever. I say now is the time to buy while the dumbasses freak out.
Posted by: DarthVader || 02/28/2020 12:23 Comments || Top||

#5  Looking for an entry point for tech stocks. I hope sometime next week.
Posted by: Count Galeazzo Untervehr7098 || 02/28/2020 12:25 Comments || Top||

#6  We are not shutting the world down for this.
Markets recover quickly from epidemic fears.

No one has died from this in the US yet.
Posted by: newc || 02/28/2020 17:14 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Indian police arrest over 500 for Delhi sectarian violence
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian police have arrested 514 people for deadly Hindu-Muslim violence that broke out in the capital, the government said, as it faced mounting international criticism for failing to protect minority Muslims.

Police said the toll from days of blood-letting stood at 35, but local media, citing unnamed sources, said it was likely to be more than 40 as the full extent of the violence that began on Sunday in a densely-packed locality in northeastern Delhi becomes clear.

Police are still searching drains and homes that were burnt down for bodies, officers said.

More forces had been deployed at mosques in the area for the weekly Friday prayers, the government said. There had been no new violence since Wednesday morning, it said in a statement late on Thursday.

The violence began over a citizenship law that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist government introduced in December providing a path to Indian citizenship for six religious groups from neighboring countries, but not Muslims.

Critics say the law is discriminatory and comes on top of other measures such as withdrawal of autonomy for Muslim-majority Jammu and Kashmir that has deepened disquiet about the future of India’s 200 million Muslims.

Critics of the government however blamed this week’s violence on members of Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which was trounced in local Delhi elections at the beginning of the month. The BJP has denied the allegations.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/28/2020 06:23 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6476 views] Top|| File under:


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Israel confirms its first non-quarantined case of coronavirus
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/28/2020 01:30 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6478 views] Top|| File under:


Science & Technology
CA Woman Hospitalized 8 Days Before Testing Positive for Coronavirus; 8,400 Being Monitored
[Red State] - A California woman who tested positive for coronavirus eight days after being hospitalized for flu symptoms is the first case of an individual in the United States for whom officials don’t know the source of infection. The patient was treated for three days at a small hospital in Vacaville before being transferred to UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, where she was treated for five days before testing positive.
I'd guess the current tests are not very sensitive - PCR requires lots of DNA.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/28/2020 02:27 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6500 views] Top|| File under:

#1  PCR requires lots of DNA

More precisely, you have to have a lot of virus to get a positive result.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/28/2020 2:39 Comments || Top||

#2  Sacramento

I could guess
Posted by: Procopius2k || 02/28/2020 6:41 Comments || Top||

#3  Double next week.
Posted by: Skidmark || 02/28/2020 20:46 Comments || Top||

#4  Vacaville. Right by Travis AFB. That's where they have been airlifting to.
Posted by: Texhooey || 02/28/2020 21:52 Comments || Top||


Applying essential oil to anus 'cures coronavirus': Iranian cleric
[The New Arab] Iranian cleric Ayatollah Tabrizian has written extensively on violet leaf oil, which he says has miraculous properties.

A local cleric from the Iranian city of Qom has suggested a novel cure for the new coronavirus - the pre-bedtime rectal administration of violet leaf oil.

Users on Twitter describe how the Ayatollah Tabrizian has publicly denounced Western medicine as "un-Islamic".
Dearest, have you changed your fragrance?
Let us know how that works out for you, ayatollah.
Posted by: KBK || 02/28/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6531 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Moron. Everyone knows to use Bengay.
Posted by: gorb || 02/28/2020 1:01 Comments || Top||

#2  beyond Bee.
speechless.
Posted by: Lex || 02/28/2020 1:02 Comments || Top||

#3  Little hope for a culture inextricably linked to their flatulence valve.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/28/2020 1:08 Comments || Top||

#4  Bee just can't compete with this. They'd have to tone it down.
Posted by: Fred || 02/28/2020 1:28 Comments || Top||

#5  If iran has lots of corona virus I imagine pakistan and afghanistan must have more....
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 02/28/2020 4:08 Comments || Top||

#6  Just in case humans were wondering why muzzs bend over to Mecca.

Camel Urine and Islam

From 2015. Saudi authorities close down shop selling traditional camel urine drinks… after discovering the owner had been filling the bottles with his own bodily waste.
Posted by: Woodrow || 02/28/2020 7:15 Comments || Top||

#7  publicly denounced Western medicine as "un-Islamic".

Of course it's unIslamic, you dipwad, it works.
Posted by: AlanC || 02/28/2020 7:53 Comments || Top||

#8  let me guess, it should be applied using only the tip of the Imam's holy rod. young boys should be immunized first of course.
Posted by: Bob Grorong1136 || 02/28/2020 8:44 Comments || Top||

#9  I'd love to see this clown put two drops of clove EO (essential oil) on his bunghole -he'd burn for 1/2 an hour.

BTW, I'm pretty familiar with these things (EO's). I have one combo that basically has me walking nearly pain-free now. I had nerve damage in the right leg caused by a 17 year old basketball injury (torn ACL & MCL), and eight or nine years ago I started with acupuncture treatments, as Dr. Chan noticed my left leg was 1/2" shorter then the other one. That was a result of my body unconsciously favoring the right leg over the left leg, causing more weight to be placed on the latter. I was moving in the direction of getting better through bike riding, acupuncture and magnesium oil sprayed on the leg when I discovered EO's, the use of which started fourteen months ago. I'm now at a point where I can walk 1/2 a mile in about 11 minutes, whereas that time was more like 15 or 16 back in November.

I have also got rid of dysphagia (constricted esophagus / part thereof). The regrowing of hair shit isn't working, nor is the correction of eyesight.

The moral of the story - EO's work, but I'm skeptical of certain grandiose claims like violet bunghole virus cure.
Posted by: Raj || 02/28/2020 9:01 Comments || Top||

#10  Best band name ever, raj.
Posted by: Grunter || 02/28/2020 21:18 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Iran: funny fails..
Posted by: 3dc || 02/28/2020 09:44 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6536 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran


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Top Marine Corps official orders removal of all Confederate symbols from bases worldwide
  • Commandant General David Berger issued an order that Confederate-related paraphernalia be removed from Marine Corp installations worldwide
    Like it or not, they're suppressing both speech and culture. First they come for the guys you don't like, then for the people you disagree with. Eventually they'll come for you. The ghost of Thomas Jefferson is is saying some very bad words.
  • The decision comes after a survey revealed 36 percent of troops have experienced white supremacy or racism in their ranks
    "A = B" equation. If your description of "racism" is pretty loose, then 36 percent of everybody's probably experience "white supremacy or racism."
  • Half of minority service members had personally witnessed racism
    We're "racist" in a combat environment. In Vietnam, the enemy (and to lots of people the Vietnamese in general) were zips, slants, gooks, what have you. I have no doubt that Afghanistan, Iraq, and similarly unpleasant places are populated by rag heads, hajjis, and folks of that ilk. Under other circumstances we're more polite. I fear those witnessing the racism under other circumstance are including "microaggressions" in the total. In the course of twenty years in the Army, I personally saw two instances of actual racism, one of them on my second day of basic training.
  • Troops listed white supremacy as a larger threat to the country than immigration
    Yeah, buddy. It's those klansmen in uniform you gotta watch for. We have 1.3 million active-duty troops. Statistically, some of them are bound to be anuses.
  • Berger's decision also comes in the wake of high-profile incidents in which troops were shown to be engaged in extremism
    Crawling out the walls, are they? White supremacists under every bed? Senator McCarthy sez he has a list of 100 200 300 white supremacists in government!
  • Lance Corporal Vasillios Pistolis was kicked out of the Marine Corps in 2018. He was identified violently smashing a Confederate flag onto a counter-protester at the 2017 'Unite the Right' rally in Charlottesville, Virginia
    They forgot Timothy McVeigh. Shucks, that was just 25 years ago.

I don't like racists, and if I ever met a white supremacist I probably wouldn't like him/her/it. Neither can I stand having my opinions scrutinized and "corrected." When I was a kid (in this case, anything under about age sixty) the Confederate flag could be seen on cars, in houses, on bathing suits, state flags, underwear, you name it. Lots of places used to fly both the national flag and the Stars and Bars. The implication wasn't white supremacy, but Southerness.
Posted by: Skidmark || 02/28/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6535 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Harsh but correct. Confederacy = insurrection. It existed in order to preserve slavery, which everyone recognizes was abhorrent.

Sentimental, BS history is bo excuse for upholding symbols of sedition in the military.

Silent Sam, other local statues are OK: these are monuments to history. But a fighting force can gave only one loyalty: Union Now and Forever.

Perhaps the general should have softened the blow by simultaneously banning any / all BLM, black power etc "Woke" or "Reaistance" symbolism. But you cannot serve Jeff Davis and Uncle Sam. Pick one.

/rant
Posted by: Lex || 02/28/2020 0:29 Comments || Top||

#2  "Perhaps the general should have softened the blow by simultaneously banning any / all BLM, black power etc "Woke" or "Reaistance" symbolism. But you cannot serve Jeff Davis and Uncle Sam. Pick one."

Amein.
Posted by: newc || 02/28/2020 1:02 Comments || Top||

#3  One nation. One flag. Pick one.

If you prefer Jeff Davis's flag, then leave the US military and pursue your passion elsewhere.
Posted by: Lex || 02/28/2020 1:08 Comments || Top||

#4  What's going to replace it - vagina triumphant, gulles argent?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/28/2020 2:05 Comments || Top||

#5  Silent Sam, other local statues are OK: these are monuments to history.

Got to remember that for many of them it was the United STATES of America with states being their tribe first. Echos of that come every fall when Georgia vs Alabama, Texas vs Oklahoma, Ohio State vs Michigan. Even though they were killing each other days before, those who had been doing the killing saw it different.

While Chamberlain’s role at Gettysburg is oft-repeated, his contributions during the Richmond-Petersburg Campaign of 1864-65 were of equal import. During that campaign Chamberlain sustained what was thought to be a fatal wound to the groin on June 18, 1864. Fearing his death was imminent, Grant promoted Chamberlain to brigadier general as a symbolic act of thanks. Miraculously, Chamberlain survived and returned to command in late 1864. He was in command of the Army of the Potomac’s 1st Brigade, First Division, V Corps on March 29, 1865, when he was severely wounded again, earning him a brevet promotion to Major General and the nickname “Bloody Chamberlain.” Chamberlain was profoundly honored to command the surrender ceremony. Writing to his wife just one day later, he stated:

For my personal part I…have been in five battles…twice wounded myself—my horse shot—in the front line when the flag of truce came through from Lee—had the last shot + the last man killed, in their campaign; + yesterday was designated to receive the surrender of the arms of Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia.

The ceremony itself deeply moved Chamberlain, who would later write:

Instructions had been given; and when the head of each division column comes opposite our group, our bugle sounds the signal and instantly our whole line from right to left, regiment by regiment in succession, gives the soldier’s salutation, from the “order arms” to the old “carry”— the marching salute. Gordon at the head of the column, riding with heavy spirit and downcast face, catches the sound of shifting arms, looks up, and, taking the meaning, wheels superbly…with profound salutation as he drops the point of his sword to the boot toe; then facing to his own command, gives word for his successive brigades to pass us with the same position of the manual, honor answering honor.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 02/28/2020 6:27 Comments || Top||

#6  Again, lifelong civilian here. Everything I've ever read re mil hist says tradition is a big deal. And now it's not. Let's see how that works out.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 02/28/2020 12:36 Comments || Top||

#7  Probably only one leftist administration away from jamming this down the memory hole.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 02/28/2020 13:06 Comments || Top||

#8  One question, Did he just order the removal of state flags with the confederate flag imbedded in it? IE FLA?
Posted by: 49 Pan || 02/28/2020 14:56 Comments || Top||

#9  I like our Alaska state flag: the Big Dipper and the pole star in gold on a field of blue. Looks good along side Old Glory, too, properly placed of course.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 02/28/2020 16:46 Comments || Top||

#10  #7 Thanks MM.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/28/2020 16:54 Comments || Top||

#11  Interesting he only explicitly singles out the Confederate flag.

Troops listed white supremacy as a larger threat to the country than immigration

Which troops? How many? And how many are actual combat troops vs. future Buttgags and McMuffins?

Southern white men are disproportionately represented in our ranks -- going out of your way to alienate them seems like something a "perfumed prince" would do.

But hey, I confess to not being conversant with custom in these matters.

Was the Stars and Bars banned in World War 2?

Posted by: charger || 02/28/2020 17:16 Comments || Top||

#12  ummm, how many bases are named after Confederate Generals? me thinks a fair number.....

these people need to re read their history and have another look at the 1st amendment
Posted by: 746 || 02/28/2020 18:15 Comments || Top||


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White House GAGS government health experts from speaking about coronavirus
  • Must have Mike Pence's approval for EVERYTHING they say about mounting crisis - despite VP having zero medical qualifications

  • Clampdown comes a day after Donald Trump put Pence in charge of response

  • Even NIH virus expert Anthony Fauci is muzzled without prior approval

  • News comes after White House unveiled ANOTHER coronavirus coordinator amid market selloff

  • Pence said she would oversee the effort

  • HHS Secretary Alex Azar, a former pharmaceutical exec, leads a coronavirus task force
    Good idea. Pharmaceutical company = vaccine development, manufacture, distribution.
  • Concerns California patient contracted disease without coming into contact with a known traveler or infected person

  • Pence himself is appearing on 'Hannity' to discuss the coronovirus
All those poor NeverTrump Deep Staters are being kept from whipping up hysteria through selected leaks and pronouncements to their mainstream media pals while an experienced executive gets on with managing the various teams involved in researching tests, treatments and vaccines on one side and making sure supplies are in place for hospitals and police managing quarantines and keeping public order on the other.
Posted by: Skidmark || 02/28/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6505 views] Top|| File under:

#1  This is war, people!
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/28/2020 2:09 Comments || Top||


#3  How many hospital executives have medical degrees?

Pence has a management role; after Rosenstein's sister had her little fear-fest press conference, restricting what idiots can say makes sense.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 02/28/2020 7:37 Comments || Top||

#4  It's not like VP Pence, along w/ Pres Trump, has the power to knock down agency silos, cut red tape and move funding to contain the virus. Yeah, zero qualification. Way to inform the public, MSM.
Posted by: Count Galeazzo Untervehr7098 || 02/28/2020 8:04 Comments || Top||

#5  How many hospital executives have medical degrees

None I know of and I was in admin at three different hospitals and consulted for another dozen or so.
Posted by: Mercutio || 02/28/2020 8:11 Comments || Top||

#6  We can kill viral transmission in drinking water without chemicals (like chlorine) or added energy (like UV radiation). Carbon nanotube-based filter assemblies utterly disrupt bacterial DNA and viral RNA so that the fragments are destroyed - no grow through. SOCOM bought all we could make. Chlorine and UV can sterilize surfaces and clothing. You can't make people wash their hands or instantly adopt sanitary habits. And you can never silence the fools in media.
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 02/28/2020 8:46 Comments || Top||

#7  Yah. TLA's suck and have no sense of humor.
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 02/28/2020 9:32 Comments || Top||

#8  First it was information warfare vs OrangeMan.
Then Mueller-Congressional lawfare.
Now it's - what, medi-fare vs OrangeMan?
Posted by: Lex || 02/28/2020 10:21 Comments || Top||

#9  Good. The last thing we want is unwarrented panic.

And these deep state fucktards would cause a panic.
Posted by: DarthVader || 02/28/2020 10:37 Comments || Top||

#10  And then there's this nugget, which appears in article posted by CU6397 farther down on Page 6 "An official from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention making public statements on the outbreak is the sister of Rod Rosenstein..."
Posted by: Rex Mundi || 02/28/2020 10:46 Comments || Top||

#11  You don't have to be a doctor to see that Information releases are causing panic. They need to do their jobs in controlling this virus and stop grandstanding in front of the press.
Posted by: 49 Pan || 02/28/2020 13:09 Comments || Top||

#12  Quarantine Congress will solve a lot of public health and safety issues. Just sayin'.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 02/28/2020 16:39 Comments || Top||



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