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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Woman Urinates On Floor After Refusing To Leave Verizon Store For Not Wearing Mask
ROSEVILLE (CBS13) — We’ve seen a lot of confrontations involving masks, including verbal fights, physical altercations and even coughing fits. But this one might top it all when a regular day at work turned into quite a show at the Verizon store off Galleria Boulevard in Roseville.

In a 911 call, you hear a dispatch operator tell an officer three people are "refusing to leave, not wearing a mask... they’ve asked several times and she refuses."

About three minutes later the operator tells the officer, "They’re calling back and advising that that female is pulling down her pants and is now urinating inside the business."

"Absolutely not. That’s totally inappropriate. We’re not animals," said Michelle Davidson.

Roseville Police got to the scene and confirmed the incident to CBS13. Spokesperson Rob Baquera says officers arrested the woman after finding several stolen items from a nearby Dick’s Sporting Goods store in her vehicle.

"I don’t really have much to say except that’s probably not the right way to react to it. Simply wear the mask or leave I guess," said Kelly Berger.

"I’m very disappointed that we as a society choose to have this unity and let the virus divide us," said Davidson.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/19/2020 07:30 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6465 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Note the absence of names or fotos.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/19/2020 7:42 Comments || Top||

#2  "Absolutely not" what? I am missing something here.
Posted by: Clem || 07/19/2020 7:55 Comments || Top||

#3  California, why am I not surprised?
Posted by: AlanC || 07/19/2020 8:05 Comments || Top||

#4  Ah'm guessing a boot in the pee hole would have resolved this.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/19/2020 12:04 Comments || Top||

#5  Would have messed up the boot...
Posted by: Glenmore || 07/19/2020 12:19 Comments || Top||


Assault of lady police officer with box cutter goes badly for hoodlum
[FOX] An LAPD ’top shot’ who had become somewhat of a social media darling is facing a lawsuit after she fatally shot a man who appeared to advance towards her with a knife.

Toni McBride, 23, shot and killed Daniel Hernandez, 38 on April 22. A lawsuit was filed on behalf of Hernandez’s 14-year-old daughter, claiming that McBride had "reckless, violent and homicidal propensities," the Daily Mail reported.

As a member of the Newton Division in South Central Los Angeles, McBride and her partner responded to a multiple-vehicle collision, with a suspect carrying a "folding utility-type knife" confronting her and ignoring commands to drop the weapon, the LAPD report stated. McBride shot four times and killed the suspect, later identified as Hernandez.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/19/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6469 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I hope Hernandez' family can handle what's about to happen to his reputation.
Posted by: gorb || 07/19/2020 1:00 Comments || Top||

#2  I think you mean McBride's family - she was the thug-shooter.
Hernandez was the idiot who brought a box-cutter to a gunfight.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 07/19/2020 1:44 Comments || Top||

#3  Having a family member shot by cops is like winning a lottery?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru PB || 07/19/2020 2:42 Comments || Top||

#4  Someone forgot that the terrorists on 9/11 used box cutters?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/19/2020 4:21 Comments || Top||

#5  The don't call it "Shootin' Newton" fur nutin'!
Posted by: Bangkok Billy || 07/19/2020 4:58 Comments || Top||

#6  The "only police should have guns" crowd now says "some police have too much firearm training..."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/19/2020 6:48 Comments || Top||

#7  police have too much firearm training

They wand a one year old bystander shoot by cops? Upon reflection, silly question - of course they do.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/19/2020 7:44 Comments || Top||

#8  I pulled his name up ...

Mr. Hernandez was no angel.
He was under a drug influence when he caused a 5-Car Collision. On arrival witnesses told Officer McBride that Mr. Hernandez acting weird and suicidal. He emerged from his Car and at least 3+ videos show he was holding a Knife or Box Cutter.
2 of the videos clearly hear the officer repeatedly yelling drop the weapon as he continued towards the officer.

An autopsy showed Hernandez had methamphetamines in his system, as reported by the Los Angeles Times.

Sounds like Suicide by Cop once the traffic accident failed.
Posted by: NN2N || 07/19/2020 9:29 Comments || Top||

#9  Upon closer examination I begin to suspect I have the wrong range buddies.
Posted by: Cesare || 07/19/2020 9:53 Comments || Top||

#10  No fair. Perp had no way to know she was competent.
Posted by: Mercutio || 07/19/2020 10:31 Comments || Top||


Surveillance video shows personal assistant, 21, 'buying an electric saw and cleaning supplies from a hardware store just HOURS before he decapitated and dismembered his wealthy boss inside his New York apartment'
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • Tyrese Haspil, 21, has been charged with murdering his boss Fahim Saleh, 33

  • Saleh was found decapitated and dismembered in his Manhattan apartment on Tuesday

  • Police allege Haspil followed him into the building and brutally killed him on Monday afternoon

  • Haspil allegedly owed Saleh a 'significant amount of money', which may have been motive for the murder

  • Prosecutors now say they have footage of Haspil buying an electric saw and cleaning supplies at a hardware store on the morning of the murder

  • A saw and similar cleaning products were discovered at the crime scene
Posted by: Cromoth Sheatch5463 || 07/19/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6461 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Empl.: dollar short
Boss: head short
Posted by: Lumpy Mussolini7603 || 07/19/2020 1:59 Comments || Top||

#2  So, the deceased got rich off ride services for poor people. Amazing how rich a person can get off the poor. His family said he loved the people of Bangaladesh and Nigeria so much that he had to live in NYC.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/19/2020 6:50 Comments || Top||

#3  Another sordid homosexual murder story?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/19/2020 7:48 Comments || Top||

#4  Amazing how rich a person can get off the poor.

Some of those rich sit in Congress
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/19/2020 8:36 Comments || Top||



-Short Attention Span Theater-
WTF? US Navy orders to General Dynamics NASSCO to stop work after fire on USS Kearsarge
[Twitter]
Posted by: 3dc || 07/19/2020 09:48 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under:

#1  About along the lines of the Air Force stopping production of Boeing's delivery because of trash in the airframes.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/19/2020 9:59 Comments || Top||

#2  From a Navy Times article:
"In a phone call Saturday, Anthony Paolino, a General Dynamics NASSCO spokesman, said the incident involved an ember landing on plastic, causing it to melt and smoke, but said there was no larger fire."
Translation: What with the Debacle at Diego, we're gun shy at the moment. Still, better safe than sorry.
Posted by: ed in texas || 07/19/2020 10:14 Comments || Top||

#3  Not unreasonable to pause for a safety audit.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/19/2020 10:40 Comments || Top||

#4  ...FWIW, I grew up around a shipyard; my Dad was an engineer there. Fires on ships were a regular occurrence, especially on vessels being refitted or repaired - but 99% of the time, they were extinguished long before they ever became a serious threat.

But that one percent....

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 07/19/2020 11:55 Comments || Top||

#5  Re: #4, Malformed link, Corrected link is here!
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 07/19/2020 13:02 Comments || Top||

#6  #5 Re: #4, Malformed link, Corrected link is here!
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance 2020-07-19 13:02


Seeking Cure,

Thank you - it's appreciated!

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 07/19/2020 14:15 Comments || Top||


Ice Cube lashes out at Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for calling him out on anti-Semitism
[IsraelTimes] Rapper Ice Cube slams NBA legend and columnist Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for calling him out in a piece taking celebrities to task for posting anti-Semitic statements on social media.

Abdul-Jabbar’s latest column in The Hollywood Reporter named Ice Cube among various figures from the entertainment world he cited for perpetuating anti-Semitic canards.

"Shame on the Hollywood Reporter who obviously gave my brother Kareem 30 pieces of silver to cut us down without even a phone call," the rapper tweets.

The reference to "30 pieces of silver" is a nod to Judas, the disciple said to have betrayed Jesus.

Abdul-Jabbar’s column noted a series of tweets Ice Cube had posted in early June, including a mural some have called anti-Semitic and images associated with conspiracy theories against Jews.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/19/2020 07:55 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6467 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I'm sure, if asked to elaborate, cube would explain that "he's not ant-Semitic, he just hates Joos..."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/19/2020 9:25 Comments || Top||

#2  Let's not forget the nice, kind words Kareem had for the rest of us Americans:

Racism in America is like dust in the air. It seems invisible — even if you’re choking on it — until you let the sun in. Then you see it’s everywhere.''


Coming from a Muslim, that's rich, isn't it?
Posted by: Raj || 07/19/2020 10:11 Comments || Top||

#3  Maybe he thought that when he was Lew Alcindor (or is it al-Cindor?)
Posted by: Clem || 07/19/2020 10:14 Comments || Top||

#4  Plus, he was on the Lakers, so screw him twice. Too bad it was Kurt Rambis getting the clothesline instead of him.
Posted by: Raj || 07/19/2020 11:53 Comments || Top||

#5  Two teams I loathe, the Celtics (out of respect from the old days) and the Lakers (just 'cuz).
Posted by: Clem || 07/19/2020 12:02 Comments || Top||

#6  Sorry, Clem - my blood runs Celtics green, just like Spock's.
Posted by: Raj || 07/19/2020 13:06 Comments || Top||

#7  Hehe. That's cool. But I dislike the Celtics as I do the Montreal Canadiens or the Yankees, because they always won.

I've always been a Bruins fan, from the days of Espo, Orr, "The Chief", Cashman, and through the days of "Grapes"...never made it to the old Boston Garden.
Posted by: Clem || 07/19/2020 13:18 Comments || Top||

#8  Clem,

Just remember that Jesus saves....

and Esposito scores on the rebound.
Posted by: AlanC || 07/19/2020 13:59 Comments || Top||

#9  /\ LOL...thanks for that! I hadn't heard that in a long, long time!
Posted by: Clem || 07/19/2020 14:12 Comments || Top||

#10  Only the Lord saves more than Bernard Parent.
Posted by: borgboy || 07/19/2020 16:34 Comments || Top||

#11  /\ #1 for the Flyers...er, Broad Street Bullies!
Posted by: Clem || 07/19/2020 17:31 Comments || Top||

#12  The reference to "30 pieces of silver" is a nod to Judas, the disciple said to have betrayed Jesus.
So Ice Cube believes he's Jesus?
Posted by: CrazyFool || 07/19/2020 18:09 Comments || Top||

#13  /\ So Ice Cube believes he's Jesus?

I think I read somewhere that there would be people making such claims.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/19/2020 19:15 Comments || Top||


-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Florida Man Who Died In Motorcycle Wreck Labeled As COVID-19 Death By State
[Zero] We know that coronavirus death counts are being inflated - we just don't know by how much. After all, how could they not be when there is a financial incentive for states and municipalities to report deaths as coronavirus deaths? And for some states, there may even be a political incentive...

Which is why it shouldn't come as a total surprise when a man who suffered a fatal motorcycle accident in Florida last week was added to the state's Covid-19 death count.

Fox 35 did an investigation where they talked to Orange County Health Officer Dr. Raul Pino about two deaths of people in their 20s that were labeled coronavirus deaths. When they asked if the people who died had underlying conditions, Pino responded: "The first one didn’t have any. He died in a motorcycle accident."
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/19/2020 07:34 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6463 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Would it be fair to assume that 99% of people who die and afterwards tested covid positive, die of covid?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/19/2020 8:39 Comments || Top||

#2  P.Trump, et. al., has relaxed CMS reimbursement rules for COVID. If a Doc or hospital can claim CV treatment or cause, for anything, they get paid.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/19/2020 9:49 Comments || Top||


Nearly half of all Wake County's coronavirus cases are from Latinx community
h/t Instapundit
[WRAL] - Hispanics make up 10% of the population in Wake County but are nearly half of all coronavirus cases in the county.

"As we test more residents we notice a concerning trend," Greg Ford, Chairman of Wake County Board of Commissioners.

"COVID-19 is impacting the Latinx community more than any other ethnic group in our Wake County population of about 1.2 million people," he said.

This trend is not unique to Wake County, he added. Data shows that the Latinx population across the state is disproportionately affected by the virus.
I wonder, if you walk into an average local restaurant's kitchen...
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/19/2020 03:56 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6466 views] Top|| File under:

#1  N.C. State loves DEY wets!
Posted by: ranture || 07/19/2020 7:40 Comments || Top||

#2  DEY ---> their?
Wets ---> wetb@cks?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/19/2020 8:03 Comments || Top||

#3  Yes and yes.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/19/2020 9:26 Comments || Top||

#4  Sad.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/19/2020 9:48 Comments || Top||

#5  G, A number of posters have taken to making negative contributions to Rantburg. Some are enjoying the power of anonymity, others are paid 'bashers', much like one would find doing 'pump and dump' scam postings for stocks.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/19/2020 9:58 Comments || Top||

#6  Sorry?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/19/2020 10:04 Comments || Top||

#7  Did that fool actually use the word 'Latinx' [sic] ??
Posted by: magpie || 07/19/2020 19:00 Comments || Top||

#8  Latinx

Are they found in Georgia or Alabama, If so, what's the daily bag limit on the damn things?
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/19/2020 19:13 Comments || Top||

#9  I like to think it's pronounced LaTinx
Posted by: Bob Grorong1136 || 07/19/2020 20:39 Comments || Top||


Coronavirus cases exceed 14 million, with deaths at more than 600,000
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 07/19/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6466 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Texas coronavirus cases include more than 80 infants

But, but, but, weren't we told by the best of Science (or, at least, most attention hungry) that children cannot be infected by Covid-19?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/19/2020 4:11 Comments || Top||

#2  ..how many of those were from across the border?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/19/2020 4:31 Comments || Top||

#3  ^Not different species - happened to them, can happen to you.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru PB || 07/19/2020 6:49 Comments || Top||

#4  Ref #2: ..how many of those were from across the border?

If there we no borders, this wouldn't be an issue. And there you have it.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/19/2020 6:53 Comments || Top||

#5  You missed the point g(r)om, which is who gets tagged with the death count. If you contract it and then are moved to another state for treatment, the state where you die gets tagged with the death. It has nothing to do with what they do or don't do in the state vis a vis means of transmission.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/19/2020 7:18 Comments || Top||

#6  ^No you missed the point - the point is: kids can get it. Which should affect the current "reopening school" policy/tactics - but won't until there are casualties.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/19/2020 7:39 Comments || Top||

#7  Kids can get it and bring it home just like the flu. But, oh wait, this isn't a flu....
Posted by: Clem || 07/19/2020 7:46 Comments || Top||

#8  It's better.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/19/2020 7:47 Comments || Top||

#9  My point is isolating how and where it is transmitted which seems to evade the political and pseudo-scientific community. Seems social-economic chemotherapy the only bludgeon tool available.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/19/2020 8:28 Comments || Top||

#10  Some related reports, from a local paper -


Corpus Christi Nueces County Public Health Director Annette Rodriguez said during a Friday public health update that the 85 infants who tested positive are each younger than 1. She encouraged residents to stay home and when in public, to wear face masks and employ social distancing measures.

A county judge later clarified that Nueces County did not have a sudden surge in infant cases, KIII reports. The number referred to those who have tested positive since mid-March.

“Some people may say 85 doesn’t sound like a lot... It’s all how you look at it. Are these your children?” said Rodriguez in an interview. “These children are not 2 yet. They are under 1. They cannot wear a mask, and so, they are unprotected.”

One child under the age of 1 in the county died after testing positive for the virus, according to KIII. The child was brought to the hospital with unrelated symptoms and later died at home from sudden infant death syndrome.

An autopsy is being conducted to determine the exact cause of death and whether the coronavirus contributed.


Inquiring minds want to know - how did they catch the virus? Protests? In bars? At the beach?
Posted by: Bobby || 07/19/2020 8:53 Comments || Top||

#11  Meanwhile, the media prevaricates:

Texas reports deadliest month for COVID-19 as 85 infants test positive

Certainly sounds like all 85 infant cases were discovered in one month, not "since mid-March".
Posted by: Bobby || 07/19/2020 8:58 Comments || Top||

#12  pseudo-scientific community

You mean like people who told us that the virus doesn't attack anyone below 80 no 70, no 65, no anyone without underlying condition*?
Or, maybe, the people who told us that for every symptomatic case there are a 1000 asymptomatic ones - so, herd immunity is just over the corner.
Or, the people who tell us now that the kids are naturally immune and can't transmit - despite Israeli experience?

*What kind of an idiot believes that Covid 19 only attacks old people when Chinese - who created it, and therefore know what it can and can't do - locked down 150 million of their own people?

social-economic chemotherapy
Comrade Stalin had the same problem with people who disagreed with his favorite "geneticist" Lysenko. Don't think he called it "chemotherapy".
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/19/2020 8:59 Comments || Top||

#13  Double the infected number and slash the deaths by half and I think you have a more realistic view of the totals. Far more people are asymptomatic or very mild symptoms and far fewer people have died than the inflated state numbers.
Posted by: DarthVader || 07/19/2020 9:14 Comments || Top||

#14  When you use crappy data and crappy numbers, you may use scientific methodologies but its GIGO all the way. That is pseudo-science. You might as well blame the witch for the cow dying.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/19/2020 9:15 Comments || Top||

#15  Have it your way. All else failing - you can always have the two houses - which will be Republican after November, outlaw Covid 19 and ban it from USA.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/19/2020 9:47 Comments || Top||

#16  The Dems are so f'ed up, if COVID-19 could be legislated away (fantasy here) by a bill sponsored by the GOP, the Dems would fight it, just 'cuz.
Posted by: Clem || 07/19/2020 10:09 Comments || Top||

#17  fantasy here

Exactly the point I'm trying to make.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/19/2020 10:13 Comments || Top||

#18  Y'all are obviously frustrated with life changes, the fall of civilization as we know it, and the dearth of accurate or even consistent information from all/any government agency that is media reporting.

Better to adapt than stamp your tiny feet in anguish, because this is not Burger King.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/19/2020 10:13 Comments || Top||

#19  It's better.

It's a flu-wax AND a dessert topping!
(apologies to Saturday Night Live)
Posted by: SteveS || 07/19/2020 12:51 Comments || Top||


-Land of the Free
CNBC: Fauci Holds Up New York As Model For Fighting Coronavirus ‐ ‘They Did It Correctly'
This man is a desiccated ghoul.

And people who defend him or back his positions are stupid and evil.

They keep trying to rehabilitate Grandma Killer Cuomo from possibly the worst decision in government health

Related: Now We Have Proof Dr. Fauci Is Full of Crap and Can't Be Trusted
[PJMedia] I used to have faith in Dr. Fauci’s judgement, but that faith has waned over the past few months, and is now completely gone. How exactly does anyone look at what happened in New York and say that’s a model example for fighting the coronavirus?

Let’s look at the evidence.
Posted by: charger || 07/19/2020 13:32 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6469 views] Top|| File under:

#1  At this point, Fauxi apologists are just exposing themselves.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/19/2020 14:25 Comments || Top||

#2  Idiot
Posted by: DarthVader || 07/19/2020 15:11 Comments || Top||

#3  I'll bet you he's a secret herd immunist.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/19/2020 15:51 Comments || Top||

#4 

Glorious rant against Fauci
Posted by: DarthVader || 07/19/2020 18:30 Comments || Top||

#5  Trump needs to leverage this into a pretext to terminate Fauci.

There are already many reasons to do it, but we live in an age where pretexts carry more weight.
Posted by: charger || 07/19/2020 19:45 Comments || Top||

#6  Dr "Frankenstein" Fauci
Posted by: Ebbomoger Speaking for Boskone4589 || 07/19/2020 21:35 Comments || Top||

#7  Wow, the tires on this three-wheeler.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/19/2020 22:28 Comments || Top||


Arabia
Kuwait's emir in hospital, crown prince takes over some duties
[Al Ahram] Kuwait's 91-year-old ruler Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah was admitted to hospital on Saturday for medical checks, and the country's crown prince will temporarily carry out some of his duties, the state news agency KUNA reported.

It said Sheikh Sabah, who has ruled the OPEC oil producer and U.S. ally since 2006, would undergo a number of medical checkups, but it gave no further details.

A royal order was issued assigning Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmed al-Sabah, the emir's designated successor, "to take over some constitutional jurisdictions of His Highness the Emir temporarily", KUNA said in a separate statement.

Last year, Sheikh Sabah was admitted to hospital in the United States while on an official visit there, after suffering what his office described as a health setback in Kuwait in August. He returned to the Gulf Arab state in October.

Kuwait's central bank governor issued a statement on Saturday after news of the emir's hospitalisation stressing the strength and stability of the dinar currency, which is pegged to a weighted basket of the country's big trading partners.

S&P Global Ratings on Friday revised Kuwait's outlook to 'negative' from 'stable', saying it expects the country's main liquidity buffer, the General Reserve Fund, to be insufficient to cover the state budget deficit.

The government has been trying to bolster its finances which have been hit by low oil prices and the coronavirus (aka COVID19 or Chinese Plague)
...the twenty first century equivalent of bubonic plague, only instead of killing off a third of the population of Europe it kills 3.4 percent of those who notice they have it. It seems to be fond of the elderly, especially Iranian politicians and holy men...
pandemic, and has been rapidly running down the General Reserve Fund.

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Posted by: Skidmark || 07/19/2020 10:04 Comments || Top||


Britain
Health department says England counting anyone who died after testing positive for coronavirus as related death
[Washington Examiner] England is counting anyone who has died there and had a coronavirus test come back positive at any point as a coronavirus death, Public Health England announced Friday.

This comes after the British government ordered a review of how daily coronavirus death figures in England are tallied after some claimed that the figures were inflated.

"Although it may seem straightforward, there is no WHO agreed method of counting deaths from COVID-19," said Dr. Susan Hopkins, England's public health incident director. "In England, we count all those that have died who had a positive COVID test at any point, to ensure our data is as complete as possible."

Hopkins noted that the coronavirus is "a new and emerging infection and there is increasing evidence of long term health problems for those affected."

On some days, England has seen more than 100 daily virus-related deaths as opposed to none in the other parts of the United Kingdom, according to the Associated Press.

"A patient who has tested positive, but successfully treated and discharged from hospital, will still be counted as a COVID death even if they had a heart attack or were run over by a bus three months later," said Yoon Loke and Carl Heneghan, two leading health professionals in the country, who added that a "statistical flaw" has occurred, leading to an inflated tally by Public Health England.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/19/2020 02:57 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under:

#1  No sense letting a good crisis go to waste.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/19/2020 3:01 Comments || Top||

#2  Would it be fair to assume that 99% of people who die shortly after tested covid positive, die of covid?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/19/2020 4:01 Comments || Top||

#3  Mo, only a fraud would assume that
Posted by: Frank G || 07/19/2020 7:15 Comments || Top||

#4  #2 Incidentally. Around here people always mention covid stats inflation - given the number of brave scientists/opinion makers working to expose the "covid hysteria hoax", I'd expect some hard numbers - say X% of all WHO reported numbers?
Of course, there is also the Turkmenistan model - where lots of people die from pneumonia, but no Covid - 19 at all.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/19/2020 7:57 Comments || Top||

#5  Would it be fair to assume that 99% of people who die shortly after tested covid positive, die of covid?

If one could apply the 60% testing error rule that might be true, with CV as a comorbidity.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/19/2020 10:00 Comments || Top||


China-Japan-Koreas
Japan to Pay at Least $536 Million for Companies to Leave China
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/19/2020 04:05 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6466 views] Top|| File under: Commies


Beijing Enraged Over Proposed U.S. Visa Ban On All Chinese Communist Party Members
[LI] Beijing is angered over a proposed U.S. travel ban on all Chinese Communist Party members. Washington’s decision to blacklist millions of card-carrying Communists will be an ‘affront’ to China, Chinese media reported citing country’s Foreign Ministry.

“The leadership of the Communist Party is the fundamental feature of socialism with Chinese characteristics,” Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying declared on Friday, adding that country’s Communist Party “made a huge contribution to the advancement of mankind.”

The remarks came after the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and other U.S. media outlets reported that the White House was considering a travel ban on more than 90 million member of President Xi Jinping-led Communist Party. “The Trump administration is considering banning travel to the United States by all members of the Chinese Communist Party and their families,” the news agency Reuters reported on Friday. The proposed travel ban coincides with the suppression of civil liberties and the crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo did not reveal the details of the proposed actions against Beijing, but iterated Washington’s resolve to hit back hard against the Chinese Communist Party. “We’re working our way through, under the president’s guidance, about how to think about pushing back against the Chinese Communist Party,” he told reporters on Wednesday.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/19/2020 04:04 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6463 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  ..and their family members!
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/19/2020 4:37 Comments || Top||

#2  Yet another effort by Trump to suppress the Democratic vote.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/19/2020 6:58 Comments || Top||

#3  Internet broken. The Empire Strikes Back?
The money quote:
"Kaspersky Lab, a multinational cybersecurity and anti-virus provider based in Moscow, Russia, displayed an unusual amount of botnet activity on its Cybermap, which keeps track of data traveling around the globe. The data appeared to originate in China and was being received in the United States."
Posted by: Mercutio || 07/19/2020 7:11 Comments || Top||

#4  What time will ever come when USA needs cyberwarfare warnings from Russia.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/19/2020 7:41 Comments || Top||

#5  Twitter, take heed!
Posted by: Clem || 07/19/2020 7:53 Comments || Top||

#6  May the CCP FOAD for unleashing this bio-war on the whole planet!
Posted by: 3dc || 07/19/2020 8:36 Comments || Top||

#7  ^ AMEN
Posted by: Frank G || 07/19/2020 8:42 Comments || Top||

#8  ^ and your little dog, too...
Posted by: Mercutio || 07/19/2020 10:25 Comments || Top||

#9  I wouldn't give a shit if he banned every citzen from coming to the US
Posted by: Chris || 07/19/2020 14:54 Comments || Top||


Floods kill 14 in China as water peaks at Three Gorges Dam
[Al Ahram] At least 14 people have died in the latest round of seasonal rains and flooding in southern China, as soldiers and workers built makeshift barriers with sandbags and rocks Saturday to keep the Yangtze River and its tributaries at bay.

Three floodgates of the Three Gorges Dam that spans the Yangtze were opened as the water level behind the massive dam rose more than 15 meters (50 feet) above flood level, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.

The dam was holding back about 45% of the water, Xinhua said, citing China Three Gorges Corp.

Upstream, 11 people had been killed in Chongqing as of Saturday morning, China National Emergency Broadcasting said in an online report, citing the municipal emergency agency. More than 20,000 people had been evacuated and 1,031 homes destroyed.

Three landslides in Dunhao town in a mountainous part of Chongqing left six dead, the city's Emergency Management Bureau said. The bodies had been found by Friday evening after more than 200 people were dispatched for a search and rescue operation. Rainfall in the town of Dunhao totaled 39 centimeters (15 inches), the bureau said.

Posted by: Fred || 07/19/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6466 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Perhaps my posts from last week were a little precipitation precipitous.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/19/2020 10:02 Comments || Top||


Ministries of security, Strategic Support Force — China’s intel agencies & how they operate
[The Print] China operates through multiple intelligence set-ups, both at civil and military level, and runs several frontal organizations to cloak these agencies.

China has earned much infamy as an opaque country that relies on its security and intelligence agencies to keep a tight grip on its citizens, dissidents and foreigners, while also indulging in practices like industrial espionage and cyber warfare.

While intelligence agencies of India, Pakistan and many countries like the US, Russia and Israel are well-known, the Chinese intelligence set-up is shrouded in secrecy. But these layers are slowly peeling off, sources in the defence and security establishment have told ThePrint.

“They operate through multiple layers, which could include media or commercial firms. It is believed that many of the Chinese tech companies and other firms have connections to the Chinese Communist Party and the military,” a source said.

However, it is difficult to verify these claims because China remains a closed and controlled society, and there is a language barrier.

Anne-Marie Brady, professor of political science at New Zealand’s University of Canterbury, has written about the main Chinese intelligence agencies in an article titled ‘Party Faithful’ published in the latest issue of Australian Foreign Affairs, brought to light in a column by Peter Hartcher of The Sydney Morning Herald this week.

Hartcher also cites the 2019 book Chinese Communist Espionage: An Intelligence Primer by Americans Peter Mattis and Matthew Brazil to say that today, China has more people engaged in its spying network than any other country.

Ministry of State Security
The foremost Chinese civilian intelligence agency is the Ministry of State Security or MSS, which Brady describes as a “full-spectrum intelligence agency” spying on the world, similar to the Soviet Union’s KGB, which translates to ‘Committee for State Security’ in English.

Formed in 1983, the MSS is mandated with counter-intelligence, foreign intelligence, as well as domestic surveillance and intelligence for national security. It is often described as something like a cross between the American Central Intelligence Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The MSS also has a public ‘research’ front, the China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations, which was set up as a single institute in 1980 and became ‘institutes’ in 2003.

The South China Morning Post reported that “under the National Intelligence Law enacted in 2017, the MSS — along with other intelligence authorities — has broad powers to conduct various types of espionage activities both in China and overseas, to monitor and investigate foreign and domestic individuals and institutions, and it can order them to engage in or support intelligence activities”.

It is also empowered to administratively detain those who impede or divulge information on intelligence work for up to 15 days.

Ministry of Public Security
This ministry looks after internal security dynamics and dissidents, besides counter-terrorism. It controls China’s internal cyber policy.

From administering household registration, identification cards, nationality as well as entry status and exit of Chinese and foreign nationals, to manage gatherings and demonstrations, to even border management, the MPS is a critical tool that keeps China opaque.

Joint Staff Department Intelligence Bureau
This is the external intelligence agency of China’s People’s Liberation Army.

“The JSD Intelligence Bureau also sends its people abroad as undercover operatives in companies, universities and other outfits. It has its own front organisation for welcoming foreign military officials, the China Institute for International Strategic Studies. It also operates the Institute of International Relations,” Hartcher states in his column.

Strategic Support Force
This agency of the PLA handles everything related to cyber warfare, conducting a spectrum of operations — from political interference abroad to carrying out hacking targeting military and commercial secrets, to psychological operations, commonly known as PsyOps.

The Jamestown Foundation, a Washington DC-based institute for research and analysis, notes that the SSF, as the new information warfare force of the PLA, has two primary missions.

“First, it is to provide the PLA with strategic information support through space and network-based capabilities, including communications, navigation and positioning, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, and the protection of military information infrastructure,” it says.

“Second, the SSF is to conduct information operations, including space and counterspace, cyber, electromagnetic warfare, and psychological operations,” it adds.
Posted by: 3dc || 07/19/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6471 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  It is believed that many of the Chinese tech companies and other firms have connections to the Chinese Communist Party and the military


The hell you say.

It is often described as something like a cross between the American Central Intelligence Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

It even has the same enemies and targets as those two!


Posted by: charger || 07/19/2020 13:28 Comments || Top||

#2  China operates through multiple intelligence set-ups, both at civil and military level, and runs several frontal organizations to cloak these agencies.

That makes them different from us how again ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/19/2020 13:35 Comments || Top||

#3  "Don't do as I do, do as I say."
Posted by: Clem || 07/19/2020 14:11 Comments || Top||


Cyber
Read Twitter's Update On The Huge Hack ‐ 8 Accounts May Have Had Private Messages Stolen
Follow up to this preliminary report of the July 15th hack.
[MSN] The VERGE: On Friday evening, Twitter issued its first full blog post about what happened after the biggest security lapse in the company's history, one that led to attackers getting hold of some of the highest profile Twitter accounts in the world-- including Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, President Barack Obama, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, Kanye West, Michael Bloomberg, and more.

They may even have DMs that the 8 individuals deleted, given that Twitter stores DMs on its servers as long as either party to a conversation keeps them around -- we learned last February that you can retrieve deleted DMs by downloading the "Your Twitter Data" archive, even if you've deleted them yourself.
Posted by: charger || 07/19/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6460 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Why would anybody be surprised?
It's cash in the mattress time.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/19/2020 10:15 Comments || Top||


Economy
Some 30 million Americans are set to lose $600 jobless benefit
[Aljazeera] An important source of income for roughly 30 million unemployed people in the United States is set to end, threatening their ability to meet rent and pay bills and potentially undercutting the fragile economic recovery.

In March, Congress approved an extra $600 in weekly unemployment benefits as part of its $2 trillion relief package aimed at offsetting the effect of the coronavirus pandemic. That additional payment expires next week unless it gets renewed.

For Henry Montalvo, who was furloughed from his job as a banquet server and bartender in Phoenix in mid-March, the expiration of the $600 will cut his unemployment benefits by two-thirds. He uses the money to help support his three children and pregnant girlfriend.

"Now that it's about to end, that grim and uneasy feeling is coming back and really fast," Montalvo said.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/19/2020 07:06 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under:

#1  threatening their ability to meet rent and pay bills

Buy weed,eat Cheetos,watch cartoon,sleep to 11....etc
Posted by: bbrewer126 || 07/19/2020 10:39 Comments || Top||

#2  It's midsummer in Phoenix.
He could be humping for a HVAC tech.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/19/2020 12:06 Comments || Top||

#3  Or filling and delivering BBQ propane tanks, then hustling for party bartender gigs.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/19/2020 12:07 Comments || Top||

#4  Hey, some of us really are using it to stay out of debt while finding a new job. The non OIL companies see years of oilfield on your resume and assume you want too much money or will leave the moment the oilfield comes back.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 07/19/2020 13:15 Comments || Top||


International-UN-NGOs
WHO preparing full mission to China to study virus origins
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 07/19/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6460 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Hahahahaha! Sure.
Posted by: gorb || 07/19/2020 0:58 Comments || Top||

#2  Someone has to give China cover!
Posted by: CrazyFool || 07/19/2020 1:45 Comments || Top||

#3  This link to story by By Huang Lanlan and Li Lei Source: Global Times Published: 2020/5/29 21:53:41 may provide at least one of the potential reasons why no one appears to be looking into "virus origins" too extensively.

The WHO is likely partnering with the Chinese disinformation bureau.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/19/2020 2:52 Comments || Top||

#4  Difficult to find volunteers?
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/19/2020 10:05 Comments || Top||

#5  "WHO will study the origin of the virus."
"What?"
"No, WHO."
"Yeah, who is doing the study?"
"I told you, WHO".
"Sheesh"
"That's the President of China"
"Who?"
"They're doing the study. Xi is President."
"She? The President of China is a girl?
"No, he's the one that looks like Winnie the Pooh."
(wash, rinse, repeat)
Posted by: SteveS || 07/19/2020 10:20 Comments || Top||

#6  2020-07-19 International-UN-NGOs
WHO preparing full mission to China to study whitewash virus origins


FIFY
Posted by: Mercutio || 07/19/2020 10:26 Comments || Top||

#7  Well, at least they'll get to taste thousand year eggs.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/19/2020 10:38 Comments || Top||

#8  First, the published report and recommendations ... Then the investigation.
Posted by: magpie || 07/19/2020 15:17 Comments || Top||


Iraq
From Iraq to exodus: the flight of a country’s Jewish community
[Rudaw] It seems to be that time of year. Related, the experience of the Kurdish Jews when they arrived in Israel, courtesy of the Times of Israel:

How Kurdish Jews made their way to Jerusalem, shocked Herzl, began to thrive
A chance meeting with British geologists spurred many of Kurdistan’s Jews to move to Israel in the early 1900s, where they made an impression on its founders
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/19/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6467 views] Top|| File under:

#1  You might read “Spies of no country:...” by Matti Friedman if your interested in Israel’s creation. It tells how, when and why the country was created and how it got to its current state. A very interesting book...
Posted by: CC Reader || 07/19/2020 15:15 Comments || Top||

#2  It’s $1.99 today on Kindle, so I bought it on your recommendation, CC Reader. Thank you.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/19/2020 16:17 Comments || Top||


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Former Mossad chief: 'Huge mistake to have doctor lead coronavirus efforts'
[IsraelNationalNews] Former chief of the Mossad Danny Yatom blasts plans to tap Dr. Gabi Barbash to lead efforts against coronavirus outbreaks.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/19/2020 11:10 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6460 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I have to agree with this man.
A subject matter expert may have the professional and academic experience but that doesn't make them a decision maker. They should be used as references.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/19/2020 11:59 Comments || Top||

#2  Because it was an intel operation in the first place intelligence agencies would have been better suited to deal with it?
Posted by: Glenmore || 07/19/2020 12:17 Comments || Top||

#3  Because it's war.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru PB || 07/19/2020 12:28 Comments || Top||

#4  And then there's Signore Dottore Fauci....
Posted by: Clem || 07/19/2020 12:31 Comments || Top||

#5  We needed Oppenheimer to get the atomic bomb built, but we did not ask him where or when to use it.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/19/2020 14:26 Comments || Top||


Wave of arrests following anti-gov't rallies in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv
[YNet] - Israeli police made a wave of arrests following mass, anti-government rallies held in Jerusalem in Tel Aviv on Saturday evening.
It's like a weekly concert
Thousands of protesters gathered at Charles Clore Park in Tel Aviv and in front of Prime Minister's Residence in Jerusalem with signs reading "Out of touch. We’re fed up," in response to what they see as a bungled government response to the economic fallout from the new coronavirus.
We demand the Prime Minister wave his magic wand and banish the virus!
...Israel Police said 13 protesters had been arrested at Habima Square in Tel Aviv and 15 demonstrators had been detained at Paris Square in Jerusalem.

Police said they will ask the court to extend the remand of the protester who attacked an officer in Jerusalem and six demonstrators accused of damaging property during the rally in Tel Aviv.
Property rights over People Rights!:-)
During Saturday's protests, police used water cannons to disperse the crowd of 1,500 people around Netanyahu's residence, while in Tel Aviv, police used tear gas to try to stop the demonstrators from marching through the streets.
I wonder, does Seattle accept immigrants from Israel?

Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/19/2020 04:12 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6461 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Only expats, I expect.
Not evictions.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/19/2020 12:08 Comments || Top||


Science & Technology
The study of nearly 65,000 people in South Korea is bad news for N.C. Teachers Union
h/t Hot Air
[NYT] - In the heated debate over reopening schools, one burning question has been whether and how efficiently children can spread the virus to others.

A large new study from South Korea offers an answer: Children younger than 10 transmit to others much less often than adults do, but the risk is not zero. And those between the ages of 10 and 19 can spread the virus at least as well as adults do.
OK. A virus can't count, but can distinguish between single and double digit numbers. :-)
The findings suggest that as schools reopen, communities will see clusters of infection take root that include children of all ages, several experts cautioned.

"I fear that there has been this sense that kids just won’t get infected or don’t get infected in the same way as adults and that, therefore, they’re almost like a bubbled population," said Michael Osterholm, an infectious diseases expert at the University of Minnesota.
Currently in hiding?
...Several studies from Europe and Asia have suggested that young children are less likely to get infected and to spread the virus. But most of those studies were small and flawed, said Dr. Ashish Jha, director of the Harvard Global Health Institute.

The new study "is very carefully done, it’s systematic and looks at a very large population," Dr. Jha said. "It’s one of the best studies we’ve had to date on this issue."
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/19/2020 10:46 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6468 views] Top|| File under:

#1  There's immunity in baby teeth? (do I need to put a :) on that?)
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/19/2020 11:03 Comments || Top||

#2  Kids are like rats.
They carry more diseases than dogs.

COVID-19 And Animals: South Carolina Dog Tests Positive As Spain Orders Culling Of 100K Minks
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/19/2020 12:01 Comments || Top||


#4  Assuming Trump is re-elected, I'd like to see the educrat crowd have their PATCO moment on November 4th.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/19/2020 14:29 Comments || Top||

#5  I'd like to see all instruction go online with a national curricula tailored to those with different abilities and neighborhood practical learning and testing centers to insure honesty. In the end, students would graduate with a better match of their abilities and job prospects.

And that it would lower property taxes by >50% would be great boost to national wealth.
Posted by: Cromoth Sheatch5463 || 07/19/2020 16:28 Comments || Top||

#6  For the children of the poor and those of high-stress households, the school building is often the safest space in their lives. Nor are they likely to have — or be able to keep for very long — the computers, etc necessary to be able to do on-line schooling.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/19/2020 16:39 Comments || Top||

#7  TW, I went to those poor schools. They are NOT the safest places for kids. It IS the high stress place for the day, esp for the "new minorities" in urban schools.

As far as keeping those laptops, those families already keep more desirable cell phone, tablets, HDTVs, iPODs and sneakers. In addition, the educational laptops can be restricted in read only firmware to what IP numbers they can visit or locked out when reported stolen, making them worthless to resell.
Posted by: Cromoth Sheatch5463 || 07/19/2020 17:17 Comments || Top||

#8  I yield to your greater expertise, Cromoth Sheatch5463, as mine has been a sheltered life. Since you are here, you clearly turned out all right — I’m very glad.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/19/2020 21:01 Comments || Top||

#9  I think the brighter kids will do better with self study as they can devote more time to studies, esp subject that interest them. The average kids will also do better since, by separation, there won't be the peer pressure to "act black, brown, stupid, ...". The below average should study a curriculum appropriate to their intellectual level, not the college prep curriculum that now rules grades 6-12. Find something that interests them and steer them to trades and internships so they are work ready upon graduation. Gives them a chance at a decent chance life and cuts down on crime.

I'm not saying that there shouldn't be teachers, just different and fewer that the lecture/test/grade hamster wheel. I concede that for young kids (<9-10) do need more hands on instruction and for working mothers it is free day care (very important). After that, whether at home or a modified class room, they will learn more since they won't have to act out for their peers (and shouldn't be tolerated by the proctor, separate them).

I'm saying go toward a more mentor relationship. Keep the kids focused and honest, answer their questions and ask questions / show how to extend their horizons a bit. A more Aristotelian approach to education?
Posted by: Cromoth Sheatch5463 || 07/19/2020 22:13 Comments || Top||


Israeli doctor reinfected with coronavirus 3 months after recovering
[JPost] - A doctor from Sheba Medical Center in Ramat Gan has been confirmed as infected with the coronavirus, three months after she recovered from the virus, according to Channel 13.

The doctor suffered from a fever, cough and muscle pain when she tested positive with the virus in April, but recovered and tested negative for the virus in May and June.

Earlier this month, the doctor came in contact with a confirmed patient and subsequently tested positive for the virus yet again.

This is the second case at Sheba Medical Center in which a patient recovered from the virus and was subsequently reinfected. Another patient at the hospital recovered and returned to the hospital with severe lung inflammation.

The cases are the latest in a series of incidents of suspected reinfection that have raised questions concerning how long immunity against the virus lasts.

In May, a 45-year-old woman from Jisr e-Zarka tested positive for the coronavirus after being re-admitted to Hadera's Hillel Yaffe Medical Center, where she was initially hospitalized with fever and chest pains.

This came a month after she was discharged from the medical center having recovered from the virus and testing negative twice.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/19/2020 09:53 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under:


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Iran estimates it has 25 million CCPvirus infections.
[Taiwan News] Iran’s president on Saturday estimated as many as 25 million Iranians could have been infected with the coronavirus since the outbreak's beginning, as he urged the public to take the pandemic seriously, the state-run IRNA news agency reported Saturday.

Hassan Rouhani cited a new Iranian Health Ministry study in offering the unprecedentedly high numbers.

Rouhani also said about 30 to 35 million will be infected to the virus in the coming months.

“We have to estimate that 30 to 35 million people will be exposed to the virus, which is very important”, Rouhani added.

Iranians officials have not explained on what the report's estimates are based. The study has so far not been made publicly available.

Referring to the report, Rouhani said it also predicts that the number of hospitalizations will soon be "twice as many as we have seen in the last 150 days.”

Iran has seen the worst outbreak in the Middle East, with more than 270,000 confirmed cases and at least 13,979 deaths. That includes 2,166 new cases and 188 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to the Health Ministry.

Authorities in the capital of Tehran are imposing new restrictions from Saturday, amid the severe increase in cases in recent weeks, closing some public spaces like coffee shops, zoos, and indoor swimming pools.

Rouhani’s most recent remarks show that questions remain over the country's official figures from the outbreak, even after officials have publicly acknowledged its importance.

Before Iran reported its first cases of the virus in February, authorities denied it had reached the country for days, allowing the virus time to spread as the nation marked the 41st anniversary of the Islamic Revolution with mass demonstrations and then held a parliamentary election in which authorities desperately sought to boost turnout.

A parliamentary report in April said Iran’s death toll is likely nearly double the officially reported figures. Given insufficient testing, the report said the number of people infected at the time was probably “eight to 10 times” higher than the reported figures.

Even today, Iranian death tolls remain based on those who died in coronavirus wards in hospitals. However, it’s believed that many more died at home, and some families have reportedly asked doctors not to mention their loved ones died of the virus to avoid the stigma associated with COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus.
Posted by: 3dc || 07/19/2020 08:46 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6460 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  He said it in Swedish?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/19/2020 11:11 Comments || Top||

#2  No, that would be Clem.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/19/2020 11:51 Comments || Top||

#3  #2 The reason I said Swedish is because 25 million is (approx) 1000 times their reported number. Swede CDC analog head once claimed 1000/1 asymptomatic to symptomatic (later reduced to 77 - don't ask me where he pulled this numbers from)
Posted by: g(r)omgoru PB || 07/19/2020 12:25 Comments || Top||

#4  population of Iran is about 80M
Posted by: lord garth || 07/19/2020 12:27 Comments || Top||


Government
Here's what the damage inside the Bonhomme Richard looks like
[Navy Times] Photos have emerged online this week of the charred insides of the amphibious assault ship Bonhomme Richard, which burned for more than four days this week.

A Navy official confirmed the authenticity of the images.

The collection below was gathered and posted on Twitter by @Osinttechnical.

The fire was called away at 8:30 a.m. Sunday.

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday said Friday that officials thought the blaze was under control as of Sunday evening, but that wind and explosions forced a retreat of fire crews.

Whether the ship will sail again remains unclear.
Pictures and a video at link
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 07/19/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6475 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Looks like a total loss to my untrained eye. Even if it were fixed, nobody would want to sail on her.
Posted by: gorb || 07/19/2020 0:55 Comments || Top||

#2  ...aye, she be an albatross now. Going the way of her namesake.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/19/2020 4:34 Comments || Top||

#3  Newest articicial reef? Pump out the remining gas and oil and tow her out to sea. Maybe get a little live fire practice in as well. (No, the OTHER kind of live fire)
Posted by: HSN, Ret. || 07/19/2020 9:51 Comments || Top||

#4  Gonna need a shitload of drywall.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/19/2020 22:52 Comments || Top||


-PC Follies
N.C. teachers union demands complete state shutdown, suspended mortgages before school can reopen
Guess which City?
[Just The News] They also want welfare for illegal immigrants.

A teachers union in North Carolina has issued a host of expansive demands it says must be met before schools in the state can re-open, including a suspension on mortgage payments and the implementation of universal healthcare.

The Durham Association of Educators said on its website this week that politicians demanding the re-opening of schools are "prepared to let [teachers] get sick and die."

Calling the COVID-19 pandemic "a game of Russian Roulette," the union acknowledges that while "children are suffering without school," remote learning should nevertheless "remain the default" indefinitely, and that the state's governor "needs to shut down the state to flatten the curve."

In addition to shutting down the state, the teachers also list "concrete policies that have permitted other countries to flatten the curve and return to public life." Among them are "moratoriums on rent and mortgage, universal health care, [and] direct income support regardless of immigration status."

"The United States leads the world in positive cases and deaths, isolated from the rest of the globe," the union writes. "We must fight together, collectively, for changes that will permit our communities to thrive during this pandemic and beyond."

Though the union argues that "COVID-19 rates are rising" in the state, North Carolina's coronavirus dashboard indicates that the state's rising case detections over the last few months appear to be in no small part a function of increased testing there. Testing rates have steadily risen over the last month, while the percentage of positive tests have remained largely flat over that time and even began gradually declining over a week ago.

Deaths, meanwhile, appear to have peaked around two months ago, in late May, and have been declining ever since.
Posted by: Frank G || 07/19/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6468 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Trump "Please don't throw me into the briar patch."
Posted by: g(r)omgoru PB || 07/19/2020 2:07 Comments || Top||

#2  My solution to Teacher unions demanding no School.

NO PAY & NO BENEFITS
Posted by: NN2N || 07/19/2020 9:14 Comments || Top||

#3  Ah yes, 'flattening the curve'. That 2 week process which magically takes 4 months...so far.
Posted by: Cesare || 07/19/2020 9:51 Comments || Top||


#5  Ah yes, 'flattening the curve'. That 2 week process which magically takes 4 months...so far.

Someone missed the point again.
Would you have preferred this spike in March?
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/19/2020 10:19 Comments || Top||

#6  I haven't heard of any discussion of Trump sending that medical ship back to New York. And how's that Javits Center holding up?
Posted by: Clem || 07/19/2020 10:20 Comments || Top||

#7  #2 - and NO Unemployment if you refuse to work
Posted by: Frank G || 07/19/2020 10:59 Comments || Top||

#8  ...People in Hell want ice water. They ain't getting that either.

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 07/19/2020 12:03 Comments || Top||

#9  No work, no pay

Millions go to work everyday and have taxes extracted from their pay. They face the same dangers everyone else does. And many of those in environments that are far more in contact with potential virus carriers.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/19/2020 19:15 Comments || Top||

#10  /\ If you're retired and married, the rules.... they don't change. Unless of course, you give up eating......
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/19/2020 19:17 Comments || Top||



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