[Garden & Gun] It’s been more than fifty years since Jerry Williams, Jr.‐better known as Swamp Dogg‐began building his name as an R&B musician, garnering a cult following for songs as catchy as they are deep. But for all his critical acclaim as a pioneering rhythm and blues singer, songwriter, and producer, Williams’s biggest commercial hit was a country song: "(Don’t Take Her) She’s All I Got" climbed the country charts when Johnny Paycheck released the song in 1971, and it went on to be recorded by Conway Twitty, George Jones, and Tanya Tucker. Williams himself even released a Nashville-recorded country album in 1981‐a move the Portsmouth, Virginia-born musician says was a natural one.
"I was raised up on country music," he once told Nashville Scene. "The only black music I heard was on jukeboxes in service stations. If you take away the horns from most of my recording, you’ve really got somewhat of a country version."
[Israel Hayom] Websites affiliated with Iran's exiled opposition celebrate the death of Mohammad Haj Abolghasemi, 71, calling him a "butcher" and a "hangman" due to his role in brutally suppressing civilian protests. Meanwhile, experts worry Iran's percentage of deaths to infections, now around 3.3%, is much higher than other countries.
Another senior Iranian official has been killed by the coronavirus, Iran's Tasnim News Agency reported on Wednesday, a day after Iran put its armed forces on alert to assist health officials in battling the virus, which has killed at least 77 people in an outbreak that has sickened top officials and pushed even supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei into wearing disposable gloves while trying to reassure the nation.
Mohammad Haj Abolghasemi, 71, was hospitalized in Tehran a few days ago and died on Tuesday, state media reported.
IRNA Tehran – Iranian conservative politician and member of parliament 56-year-old Fatemah Rahbar fell into coma on Thursday due to the coronavirus infection and was admitted to the hospital, after two days she succumbed to death. She was among the top candidates in Tehran for the conservatives, who overwhelmingly won February’s general election.
Iran’s former ambassador to Vatican and Khomeini’s former representative in the Ministry of Islamic Guidance Sayyed Hojatol Eslam Hadi Khosroshai died on February 27 due to coronavirus.
On Tuesday, an official of Basij Resistance Force Mohammad Haj Abolghasemi died due to the coronavirus infection.
Interesting and useful article. One of my professors from Airlangga University, Indonesia also discussed more about Corona virus. For a more complete article I will share the article link below. Happy reading and hopefully useful
And it's from the government, so it's here to help you! Our lucky day, innit?
I'm going with "both," tw -- everyone's a propagandist now, or so I've heard. Thanks for the hand-holding this morning re the Italian thing. I should've skimmed down the replies when I first read it; political tilt couldn't be missed. I'm staying paranoid for now, against my better judgement, but if this plays out as a sub-flu nothingburger in the US, docs are in for a whopping big dose of what journalists have been getting these last years.
Thanks for the hand-holding this morning re the Italian thing.
Twern’t nothin’, Bubba Guelph6895. It was an interesting thread, and quite possibly the bit I found was posted after you posted the link. I generally read things that y’all post — it’s an efficient way to learn new things. :-)
Our systems have been getting more complex, and therefore more dangerously fragile when faced with a black swan event or even just a normal disaster. If the coronavirus pandemic turns out not to be the plague with tens of millions or even hundreds of millions dead that some are predicting, then all of the panicky preparations and reworking of procedures made this time round will have us all realigned toward resilient practices that will definitely help us cope better with the next serious problem, whether medical or otherwise.
[NYPOST] The head of the Port Authority ‐ who has been visiting local airports and other transit facilities ‐ has the coronavirus, Gov. Cuomo said Monday. Cuomo said he himself "could have been in contact" with infected PA Executive Director Rick Cotton but hasn’t been tested because he’s an "improbable positive," meaning he isn’t likely to have the virus.
The St. Louis County woman returned from Italy on March 2, arriving in Chicago and then taking an Amtrak train to St. Louis two days later after staying with a friend, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
The woman, who had been studying abroad, called local health authorities when she started to feel ill, then stayed at home and did not have any contact with anyone before being instructed to be tested at a hospital, the news outlet reported.
Dr. Randall Williams, head of the state Department of Health and Senior Services, said he received a phone call about the positive test result at 1 p.m. Saturday, KMOV reported.
5 of the patients arrived in #Karachi from Syria via Doha whereas the other 3 came from London via Dubai during the past week: official https://t.co/XiHVzQ99Ml
Just in: DOD will be providing four facilities to support the passengers coming off the Grand Princess, a cruise ship of roughly 3,000 travelers, after passengers showed signs of Coronavirus. Travis AFB, Lackland AFB, MCAS Miramar and Dobbins air reserve base will be used.
Bubba Guelph6895, note this from your Twitter thread:
My heart goes out to the people there, especially the health workers.
Does anyone have any idea why the death rate in Italy appears to be around 5% while it is around 1-2% in the rest of the world, according to the Johns-Hopkins website?
We have a higher than average aged population here in Italy , many many elderly .
There is also a comment about a relatively low number per capita of ICUs (I assume that means intensive care units) in all of Italy. No mention, as far as I scrolled down, of the per capita number of Third World migrants who lack the usual inoculations, and where they are clustered.
The Mayor of the city of Atlanta released an advisory on the symptoms of coronavirus. One of the warnings: White Language.
The virus can leave a white film in a person’s mouth. It is one of the symptoms. In Atlanta, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’ office sent out an email to people in Atlanta. The office mistranslated the French "langue blanche" to "white language" instead of "white tongue." The result is the graphic below with one of the symptoms being if you sound super white, you might be infected.
hey hey hey, Keisha Lance Bottoms is the best mayor has ha in a long time. I don't give a shit if she is a dem or not, she really doesn't put all that racist bullshit ot there like the last few or other city leaders.
Humboldt county and Mendociono county - right off the ocean from this quake are the illegal pot growing center of the West Coast. One has to wonder how many land mines and trip wires, on government land, where their plots are, were set off by this shaking.
[Democrat & Chronicle] SOLON, NY ‐ This town became the first in New York to pass a law refusing to enforce future state gun laws.
The town law, adopted unanimously at a special meeting Thursday following a public hearing, prohibits any town official or employee from participating in the enforcement of future state gun laws or from using town funds to aid in such enforcement. The Cortland County town does not have its own police officers; law enforcement is provided by State Police and the county sheriff’s department.
The law would also allow Solon residents to sue anyone accused of violating the law in state Supreme Court for "declaratory and injunctive relief, damages, and attorney fees" as well as civil fines between $500 and $2,000.
The law has three exceptions. It would not:
Apply to convicted felons or those prohibited from possessing firearms under federal law.
"Prohibit in any way the prosecution of any crime for which the use of, or possession of, a firearm is an aggregating factor or enhancement to an otherwise independent crime."
Allow firearms possession in areas where they are now prohibited by law.
The proposed law would not apply to the enforcement of existing gun laws, including the 2013 SAFE Act.
Town Supervisor Steve Furlin characterized the law as a policy statement.
"With this local law, this town is making a statement, and that statement is, ’No more,’" he said.
Two dozen people ‐ including Cortland County Sheriff Mark Helms, county Republican Committee Chairwoman Connie White and James Uhlinger, a staffer for Claudia Tenney, a former congresswoman and congressional candidate ‐ attended the meeting in the town garage.
Helms, who didn’t speak at the meeting, had previously said he can’t "pick and choose which laws that I’ll enforce" as sheriff.
White, who said she hadn’t read the law, said she supported "the community pushing back" against intrusive state laws. Town of Solon Local Law #2.
This is what happens when you have anti-Police Dims who do not have a problem with young youths pelting police officers with water. They are going to circle their wagons deal with young people their way. For them to just stand back and be respectful when young people in NY are not doing the same ends up with confrontations such as this between the police and young people.
Sure, why not? Good a template as any, though I confess I haven't read Bonfire in... uh... guess it's run into decades now. Gotta fix that. And Charlotte. Reviews and skim suggested it could've been written about my "got away" (or her hypothetical daughter, nearly) but... again with the decades. Story of my life, that, squirreling the best stuff away for the future, inexplicably confident that it'll always be there, better than ever, just like me. Ouch. Um, the usual nickel, izzit?
[BREITBART] A group of 31 women formed a topless human chain in London to protest against climate change on International Women’s Day.
I like boobies as well or better than the next man, but I can't quite get this compulsion to flash the darlins in public.
Members of the climate change alarmist group Extinction Rebellion (XR) took off their shirts on Waterloo Bridge, blocking traffic in an protest against the supposedly disparate impact that climate change has on women. The protestors painted slogans on their chests such as "climate rape" and "climate murder".
"Climate change" (global warming, nuclear winter, continental drift, that sort of thing) effects everyone the same. Really, it's not gender-conscious. So what they're really saying is "Nobody suffers like we do."
A former teacher who took part in the protest, Sarah Mintram, explained the rationale behind the topless protest, saying: "It’s mainly women in poorer countries in the global south that are experiencing the increase in violence but this will be the reality for all women if the climate and ecological crisis continues to go unaddressed."
But what's that have to do with the boobs? Most rational people have to strain pretty hard to see any connection between climate fluctuation and thumping women.
"We are here to raise the alarm about what is happening to our sisters around the world and to tell women in the UK the climate and ecological emergency is your issue ‐ it will affect you as a woman if we do not persuade our government to take urgent action starting now," Mintram told the Metro.
So the speaker, who has milk duds rather than credentials, gives us the same "How dare you!" holler Greta Thunberg belched before the UN General Assembly.
Extinction Rebellion cited a January 2020 report from the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, which claimed that climate change was responsible for violence against women in the Southern Hemisphere.
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I never quite understood the relationship between tatas on display and the protest movement de jour. I've never heard anyone say: Please, please, please hide them or take them away, I'll do whatever you say!
MOSCOW (AP) ‐ U.S. President Donald Trump will not be coming to Moscow for Victory Day celebrations on May 9, the Kremlin said Tuesday.
Russia has repeatedly invited Trump to visit Moscow on the 75th anniversary of victory in World War II ‐ the nation’s most important holiday. Trump said last year he appreciated the invitation, but wasn’t sure if he could go as the celebration falls "right in the middle of political season."
"Via diplomatic channels, we have received information that the (U.S.) president will not be coming," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters Tuesday, adding that it remains unclear who will represent the U.S. on the Victory Day in Moscow.
Peskov didn’t give a reason for Trump’s refusal to come.
In an interview with the state-run Tass news agency, a part of which was released Tuesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin said it would be "a mistake" for world leaders not to attend the Victory Day celebrations this year.
"I think that, concerning former members of the anti‑Hitler alliance, the right thing to do would be to attend (our event), from both a domestic political stance and a moral one," Putin said. "We look forward to seeing them and we will be glad if they come. If not, well, that’s their choice. But I think that would be a mistake for them."
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I love how these shitheads scream Wusskies! Wascally Wusskies stole the election!!! -- and yet they're the race-baiters pushing every single dezinformatsiya line a la America's-incurably-racist, Kill-the-pigs, etc.
[Mil.conm] SEOUL, South Korea ‐ North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised his second live-fire artillery exercise in a week, state media said Tuesday, as the country continues to expand its military capabilities.
The report by Pyongyang’s Korean Central News Agency came a day after South Korea’s military detected the launches of three short-range projectiles off the North’s eastern coast.
KCNA said Kim showed great satisfaction as his front-line artillery units demonstrated "excellent marksmanship" during the exercise that tested their abilities to execute quick counterattacks.
Pyongyang’s official Rodong Sinmun newspaper published photos of rockets blasting out of multiple-rocket launchers and striking what appeared to be an island target.
Kim, wearing a black fur hat and carrying binoculars, watched from a trench, alongside a military officer who, unlike Kim, wore a black facemask in an apparent reflection of the country’s campaign against the new coronavirus.
Related: North Korea Fires Presumed Short-Range Missiles into the Sea
The KCNA said Kim set vowed to build his artillery force into the "world’s strongest arms of service everyone is afraid of" but did not mention any direct comments toward the United States or rival South Korea.
Seoul’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said the projectiles fired from the eastern coastal town of Sondok flew as far as 200 kilometers (125 miles) at a maximum altitude of 50 kilometers (30 miles) before landing in the waters between the Korean Peninsula and Japan.
[NYPOST] North Korea ...hereditary Communist monarchy distinguished by its truculence and periodic acts of violence. Distinguishing features include Songun (Army First) policy, which involves feeding the army before anyone but the Dear Leadership, and Juche, which is Kim Jong Il's personal interpretation of Marxism-Leninism, which he told everybody was brilliant. In 1950 the industrialized North invaded agrarian South Korea. Twenty-one countries of the United Nations eventually contributed to the UN force opposing the invasion, with the United States providing around 90% of the military personnel. Seventy years later the economic results are in and it doesn't look good for Juche... has reportedly placed roughly 10,000 people under quarantine over coronavirus fears, but still has not confirmed a single case of the virus.
About 40 percent of those under quarantine have been released after showing no symptoms, according to the Korea Herald, citing state media reports.
The Hermit Kingdom in mid-February doubled the quarantine period for those at risk of contracting coronavirus to a month, the report said.
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03/10/2020 00:00 ||
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They ran out of bullets? Or perhaps not enough fuel for the backhoes.
[BETA.THEGLOBEANDMAIL] Relatives sat listening with bowed heads and eyes closed as the names of all 298 victims of a missile strike on a Malaysian airliner were read out in a Dutch court on Monday as the murder trial of four fugitive defendants began.
Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 was hit by a surface-to-air missile on July 17, 2014 while flying over Ukrainian territory held by pro-Russian rebels fighting government forces. The airliner was on its way from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur.
None of the accused in the disaster – three Russians and a Ukrainian – were present in the courtroom and all four are believed to be in Russia. Only one sent a defence lawyer.
Judges ruled that the men had waived their rights to attend and said proceedings would continue without them.
The mood in the courtroom was sombre and hushed as prosecutor Dedy Woei-a-Tsoi read out the names of those who died when MH17 crashed in eastern Ukraine on July 17, 2014.
“The silence in this court during the reading of all the names of the victims makes it (MH-17 disaster) clear once again and that means a moment of silence was fitting,” Presiding Judge Hendrik Steenhuis said.
Hizballah’s Al-Rasool Al Aatham University hospital in south Beirut has been converted to a secret facility for treating high Iranian officials infected with coronavirus, various Lebanese sources reveal. Tehran’s Lebanese proxy boasts that its hospital operates according to strict Shiite Islamic tenets.
Meaning a defacto death sentence.
Transferring high-profile victims outside the country to a secret venue appears to be part of the Islamic regime’s cover-up of the real figures and death toll from coronavirus in a country of 80 million which, alongside Italy, is seen as a primary source of global contagion.
The Hizballah-Iran operation flies high Iranian officials down with the disease from Tehran to Beirut by direct flight. This is one means of concealing the true scale of the infection across the country, but also high officials benefit from better treatment than they would in Tehran. There are no details about the numbers of these transfers.
The regime only reports the deaths of prominent officials post factum. The last death reported on Thursday, March 5, was of Mohammad Mirmohammadi, who was a member of the Expediency Council which chooses national leaders and a close adviser to supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. On Friday, a female member of parliament Fatima Rahabar, succumbed to the virus.
No international health authority engaged in halting the spread of coronavirus has laid hands on reliable information for determining the scale of Iran’s contagion. It is also kept secret from the domestic authorities in Tehran. If anyone has the true figures of the numbers of Iranians infected and/or dead of corona-19 it would most likely be a very tight circle of regime leaders within the supreme ruler’s inner circle and top commanders of the Revolutionary Guards.
In the early stages of the virus, cases were reported in the shrine city of Qom, a popular center of international Shiite pilgrimage, and therefore a primary source of contagion to other parts of the Shiite world.
Stop the lick and you may not get sick.
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If nobody or 95 percent .of the populous cannot work what good is a tax cut? New York city gets shut down oh look Beth I am going to get an extra fifty dollar child care credit on my taxes ! Someone needs to find some real adults with common sense and functioning brain pans! Just watch one hundred billion dollars one thousand points and gone ! What will the banksters and their cronies get today watch the money print and points!
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.