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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Burglars poop make big log defecate in Bronx church after stealing $8K worth of electronics
My apologies for accidentally deleting this article. But I was able to reconstitute it, along with the comments at the point I deleted it. My heartfelt apologies to all!

— trailing wife at 4:15 p.m. EDT

[NYPOST] A group of looters pillaged a century-old baptist church in the Bronx and left a downright sinful piece of evidence before taking off. Police announced Sunday they are looking for at least three culprits who stole nearly $8,000 worth of electronics from the Creston Avenue Baptist Church on Tuesday at 12:30 a.m.
Good idea. Burgle a church. But wait! There's more!
The group broke through the lock on the back door to gain access to the unoccupied church grounds. But before they left, one of the deviant crooks took a dump defecated in the church’s foyer, a member of the congregation told CBS.
And that's why we call 'em asstards. Drop trou and launch a big ol' butt rocket that's pure but stinky DNA to show your contempt for religion and the law. And by the way, you were on Candid Camera.

Comments thus far:
#1 Left DNA samples.
Posted by: Procopius2k 2020-07-28 06:45

#2 And, what's the guy on the left wearing? A slip?
Posted by: M. Murcek 2020-07-28 08:28

#3 When they're caught, make them eat it. If they die, oh well.
Posted by: Silentbrick 2020-07-28 13:10
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/28/2020 16:17 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6469 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Long ago in another lifetime when I was building houses I came into one under construction and found someone had pooped in the newly installed bathtub. Whoever did it wiped themselves with some fiberglass wall insulation. Karma.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 07/28/2020 18:35 Comments || Top||

#2  That's like, what, 6 HP ink cartridges?

Deacon, I was trying to imagine that but my mind, much like preventing me from sticking a finger in the electrical outlet, is vetoing that exercise.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/28/2020 18:45 Comments || Top||

#3  More milinis with daddy/control issue psych defects.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/28/2020 22:18 Comments || Top||

#4  Security cameras go in first. The kind that alert your phone with live video. And guns of course always carry one for your own protection.
Posted by: jpal || 07/28/2020 22:28 Comments || Top||

#5  It might have been Emus

Australian pub bans local emus after they defecate in building, steal toast
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/28/2020 23:41 Comments || Top||


Former UCLA coach pleads guilty to racketeering charge in college admissions scandal
[Washington Examiner] The former head men's soccer coach at University of California, Los Angeles pleaded guilty to one charge of conspiracy to commit racketeering in which he helped admit students to the school under false pretenses.

Jorge Salcedo, 47, entered his plea on Monday.

On multiple occasions, the ex-coach "recruited" students without the skill level to play on his team in exchange for payment from the students' parents. He even went so far as to create fake backstories for the students. In one case, when officials from the university questioned the credentials of a fraudulent recruit, he came up with a fake explanation that he had heard about her through a club team coach.

For the schemes, Salcedo received $200,000 in bribes.

Salcedo is a big name in U.S. collegiate soccer. He had been with UCLA for many years and led the team to several conference titles. He has also signed the No. 1 recruiting class in the nation six times.

For his plea, the government will recommend a sentence at the low end of the sentencing guidelines: one year of supervised release, a fine, forfeiture in the amount of $200,000, and restitution. Racketeering conspiracy convictions can sometimes carry a fine of up to 20 years in prison.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/28/2020 06:21 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6464 views] Top|| File under:

#1  For his plea, the government will recommend a sentence at the low end of the sentencing guidelines: one year of supervised release, a fine, forfeiture in the amount of $200,000, and restitution. Racketeering conspiracy convictions can sometimes carry a fine of up to 20 years in prison.

White collar crime. It's not like he's trying to burn down federal buildings. Oh, wait, never mind....
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/28/2020 7:01 Comments || Top||


N.J. police shut down Airbnb mansion party drawing 700 'knuckleheads'
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 07/28/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6464 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Ravaged by COVID-19, California's Central Valley gets 190 federal healthcare workers

Nearly 200 federal healthcare workers have been deployed to California's Central Valley agricultural breadbasket, where hospitals are overwhelmed with COVID-19 cases and new infection rates are soaring, Governor Gavin Newsom said on Monday.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/28/2020 0:47 Comments || Top||

#2  Lebanon reimposes COVID-19 restrictions as infections spike
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/28/2020 0:47 Comments || Top||


#4  Anastesiologists get whacked with CV after a party.
Posted by: Clem || 07/28/2020 7:28 Comments || Top||

#5  When are we going to start seeing carts trundling the streets with cries of "Bring out your dead."?

Given the mass amount of contradictory and fabricated data it's hard to get too alarmed.
Posted by: AlanC || 07/28/2020 11:00 Comments || Top||

#6  "I'm feeling much better..."

Thwack!
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 07/28/2020 16:19 Comments || Top||


Over 30 Shot, 10 Killed, as Violence Surges in de Blasio’s NYC
[BREITBART] Over 30 people were shot, with ten killed, over the weekend as violence continues to surge in Mayor Comrade Bill de Blasio
...cryptocommie mayor of New York and for some reason a Dem candidate for president in 2020. Corrupt and incompetent, his qualifications for office seem to consist of being married to a black woman, with whom he honeymooned in Cuba. He has a preppy-looking son named Dante, whose Divine Comedy involved getting his back hair up when a police car drove past him slowly. New Yorkers voted for him, so they deserve him...
’s (D) New York City.

One of the fatal shooting victims was a 16-year-old boy who sustained a bullet wound to the head "in the Cypress Hills section of Brooklyn" on Sunday, Fox 5 reported.

The 16-year-old was one of seven people who were shot and killed on Sunday alone.

De Blasio reacted to the 16-year-old’s death saying, "This is heartbreaking. His life was just beginning. Sending my thoughts and prayers to the families of these boys. No parent should ever have to bury a child," NBC 4 New York reported.

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#3  De Blasio reacted to the 16-year-old’s death saying, "This is heartbreaking. His life was just beginning. Sending my thoughts and prayers to the families of these boys. No parent should ever have to bury a child," NBC 4 New York reported.

"I already took care of grandparents"?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/28/2020 6:31 Comments || Top||


#5  So is this more evidence that NYPD budgets need to be slashed?
Posted by: AlanC || 07/28/2020 7:25 Comments || Top||


#7  As of July 19, murders have increased by 24% across the city this year, with 212 slayings compared to 171 in the same time frame.

Still pretty low, compared to a full year total of 2245 at the peak in 1990.
Posted by: Zhang Fei || 07/28/2020 21:41 Comments || Top||


62 shot, 3 fatally in Chicago weekend violence
[MSN] There were 62 people shot, three of them fatally, from Friday afternoon to Monday morning, according to reliably Democrat Chicago, aka The Windy City or Mobtown
...home of Al Capone, the Chicago Black Sox, a succession of Daleys, Barak Obama, and Rahm Emmanuel...
police.The weekend wasn’t as deadly as last weekend, when 71 were shot, 12 fatally, according to data kept by the Tribune, or see as many shootings as any of the weekends in the last month. Still, another shooting occurred in the downtown area during overnight hours following a fatal shooting in the Near North neighborhood last week.



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#2  Final Stupidity Tally: 4 killed, 59 wounded
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 07/28/2020 12:58 Comments || Top||

#3  Infant critically wounded in Chicago expressway shooting
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/28/2020 13:37 Comments || Top||


-Obits-
Remington Arms declares bankruptcy despite surging gun demand
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/28/2020 08:30 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6463 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I like my Remington 700s, won't be getting rid of them. Even if Remington vanished (unlikely) there are so many 700s out there aftermarket parts will be available for a loooong time.

Funny how bean counters can destroy decades of name value. Boeing? Intel? Anyone?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/28/2020 13:14 Comments || Top||

#2  Despite shedding roughly $775 million in debt in 2018, the company has struggled with high interest costs and has faced litigation related to the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, in which the killer used a Bushmaster rifle manufactured by Remington.

IIRC, that was a stoopid lawsuit.
Posted by: Bobby || 07/28/2020 18:05 Comments || Top||

#3  I'm upset because I have an original Remington 1864 rolling block split breach cavalry carbine in .46 caliber rimfire and can no longer get ammunition.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 07/28/2020 18:41 Comments || Top||

#4  Chapter 11. They'll be back.
Posted by: Cromoth Sheatch5463 || 07/28/2020 20:16 Comments || Top||


-Short Attention Span Theater-
Outrageous video shows mass brawl breaking out in Florida casino as a dozen guests in bathing suits and bikinis trade blows in resort lobby - leading to three arrests
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/28/2020 07:32 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6467 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Unsurprised at the melanin content.
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 07/28/2020 15:39 Comments || Top||

#2  I see why the Daily Mail comes to America to get it's news.
Posted by: Thimp Clusort2035 || 07/28/2020 20:14 Comments || Top||

#3  Brit tabloids running out of material? Hard to believe!
Posted by: Clem || 07/28/2020 21:03 Comments || Top||



-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Latin America leads world in coronavirus cases: Continent records more than 4.48 million infections to overtake the United States and Canada
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/28/2020 07:30 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6461 views] Top|| File under:


Experimental COVID-19 vaccine is put to its biggest test
[AP] The biggest test yet of an experimental COVID-19 vaccine got underway Monday with the first of some 30,000 Americans rolling up their sleeves to receive shots created by the U.S. government as part of the all-out global race to stop the pandemic.

The glimmer of hope came even as Google, in one of the gloomiest assessments of the coronavirus’s staying power from a major employer, decreed that most of its 200,000 employees and contractors should work from home through next June — a decision that could influence other big companies.

Final-stage testing of the vaccine, developed by the National Institutes of Health and Moderna Inc., began with volunteers at numerous sites around the U.S. given either a real dose or a dummy without being told which.

"I’m excited to be part of something like this. This is huge," said Melissa Harting, a 36-year-old nurse who received an injection in Binghamton, New York. Especially with family members in front-line jobs that could expose them to the virus, she added, "doing our part to eradicate it is very important to me."
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/28/2020 05:41 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6463 views] Top|| File under:

#1  No warning about premature testing and chronic multisymptom illness was reported.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/28/2020 6:02 Comments || Top||


#3  receive shots created by the U.S. government


What's wrong with that picture?
Posted by: AlanC || 07/28/2020 6:52 Comments || Top||

#4  Donald Trump wears a mask AGAIN as he demands governors 'open up the states they're not' and claims there WILL be a vaccine by the end of the year as he tours research facility
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/28/2020 6:55 Comments || Top||

#5  ^Ow f*ck. Didn't anybody told him that it's a type of vaccine that never been produced outside a lab - it might take years to scale production up to industrial level?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/28/2020 6:59 Comments || Top||

#6  He's a "good news" guy.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/28/2020 7:25 Comments || Top||

#7  Moderna launches late-stage coronavirus vaccine trial to test its shot in 30,000 people - and says it could know if it works by year-end

the trial could show the shot blocks infection entirely, or simply helps the immune system ramp up to better fight the illness, reducing severity
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/28/2020 7:25 Comments || Top||

#8  or simply helps the immune system ramp up to better fight the illness, reducing severity

Kind of like taking zinc every day.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 07/28/2020 9:25 Comments || Top||

#9  ... and selenium.
Posted by: Raj || 07/28/2020 9:51 Comments || Top||


Insufficient vitamin D increases risk of severe COVID-19, says new study
[And people say America gets its news from The Daily Mail!]
We are Rantburg. We get our news wherever it might be found. ;-)
[Jpost] Vitamin D has long been understood to impact immune response.

Low levels of vitamin D may put people at risk for developing COVID-19, according to a new study by Leumit Health Care Services and Bar-Ilan University’s Azrieli Faculty of Medicine.

"The main finding of our study was the significant association of low plasma vitamin D level with the likelihood of COVID-19 infection among patients who were tested for COVID-19, even after adjustment for age, gender, socioeconomic status and chronic, mental and physical disorders," said Dr. Eugene Merzon, head of Leumit’s Department of Managed Care and its leading researcher. "Furthermore, low vitamin D level was associated with the risk of hospitalization due to COVID-19 infection, although this association wasn’t significant after adjustment for other confounders."

Vitamin D has long been understood to impact immune response. According to Dr. Milana Frenkel-Morgenstern, leader of the Azrieli Faculty of Medicine research group, as much as 70% of the adult population worldwide is vitamin D insufficient or deficient.

The Leumit and Bar-Ilan scientists analyzed if the risk of developing COVID-19 or becoming hospitalized because of it increases for people who have a low level of vitamin D.

They studied 782 Israeli COVID-19-positive patients and 7,825 negative patients and determined that a low plasma vitamin D level appears to be an independent risk factor for COVID-19 infection and hospitalization.

"We don’t know the mechanism," Frenkel-Morgenstern said. "What we do know is that people who develop severe COVID and were hospitalized — these people have significantly low vitamin D levels."

The research has just been accepted to be published in The FEBS Journal on molecular, cellular and biochemical life sciences.

This is the largest study of its kind to date, Frenkel-Morgenstern said. Similar studies have yielded the same results.

A report published earlier this month in Clinical Neurology News stressed the importance of individuals obtaining the daily recommended dose of vitamin D in helping to ward off the novel coronavirus. Studies have suggested that taking vitamin D supplements and spending 30 minutes in sunlight in the summer could help.

"Our finding is in agreement with the results of previous studies in the field," said Dr. Ilan Green, head of Leumit’s Research Institute. "Reduced risk of acute respiratory tract infection following vitamin D supplementation has been reported."

The next step will be to evaluate this and other factors in association with mortality due to COVID-19, the press release said.
Get a doctor’s prescription for the stuff, pick it up from the vitamin shelf at the grocery store or drugstore, or go out in the sun for twenty minutes with bare arms and legs between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m to get the recommended daily allowance for free.
Posted by: Clem || 07/28/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6464 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Best way: get plenty of sunshine as stated.

Next Best: Go to local drugstore, get a 10,000 IU liquid gel, and take that once a week, or 2000 IU gel and take it daily.

IMPORTANT: take Vitamin C & E or eat foods that contain it, it helps with Vit D production and cycling, and take a Magnesium supplement or better yet eat magnesium rich foods:

Magnedium rich foods: (per WebMD and Healthline)

  • Chinook salmon

  • Halibut

  • Atlantic mackerel

  • Atlantic pollock



  • Spinach

  • Swiss chard

  • Edamame

  • Tamarind

  • Potato with skin (Potato skins? Yum)

  • Okra (wonder if includes fried okra)



  • Almonds

  • Cashews

  • Flaxseed

  • Peanut butter

  • Black-eyed peas (cooked)

  • Cooked beans (black, lima, navy, pinto,
  • chickpeas)

  • Soy nuts

  • Tofu

Posted by: Marilyn Tojo7566 || 07/28/2020 2:29 Comments || Top||

#2  So now you know why Melanin+ people have a problem with illness in general in places where it's not so sunny.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 07/28/2020 5:02 Comments || Top||

#3  I wonder how Eskimos/First Nation people were affected by this. Their lives matter, too, ya know.

Meanwhile, there were a few stories about American Indians getting hit, but I have not heard a peep about them in many, many weeks.
Posted by: Clem || 07/28/2020 6:59 Comments || Top||

#4  Don't have to dig very deep...

Mescalero Apache Tribe on lockdown after COVID-19 spike reported on reservation
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/28/2020 8:00 Comments || Top||

#5  I guess one would have to care enough to dig.
Posted by: Clem || 07/28/2020 8:03 Comments || Top||

#6  Been known for a while. Also explains (besides the complete lack of social distancing) why the black community is hit so hard as they have a chronic problem with vitamin D deficiency. Mostly from their shitty ass diet.
Posted by: DarthVader || 07/28/2020 8:42 Comments || Top||

#7  Mostly from their shitty ass diet.

Dude, there is Vitamin D in pork rinds. It's the 2nd to last letter.
Posted by: SteveS || 07/28/2020 10:31 Comments || Top||

#8  for people who don't metabolize the pills

each a tuna melt sandwich (about 80 IU) three times a week
Posted by: lord garth || 07/28/2020 12:42 Comments || Top||

#9  You mean no Vitamin D in the hot sauce drenching the pork rinds?
Posted by: Clem || 07/28/2020 13:41 Comments || Top||

#10  There's lots of vitamin D in Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, too.

Dee-dee dee-dee-dee dee-dee ...
Posted by: gorb || 07/28/2020 16:12 Comments || Top||

#11  IMPORTANT NUTRITIONAL CHARACTERISTICS FOR HOT SAUCE

Nope.
Guess not.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/28/2020 17:50 Comments || Top||

#12  IMPORTANT NUTRITIONAL CHARACTERISTICS FOR HOT SAUCE

Nope.
Guess not.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/28/2020 17:50 Comments || Top||

#13  #11 - Thanks. #12 - I disagree
Posted by: Frank G || 07/28/2020 17:59 Comments || Top||

#14  So the trick to getting through this is to make cheese sauce with D enriched milk, spike it with hot sauce, and sit back with a fine cigar, gin and tonic, chips and dip?

Been doing that since college.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/28/2020 18:54 Comments || Top||

#15  I was talking to a friend about this back in April, along with theorizing why New Orleans was getting hit particularly hard despite supposedly being a big seafood town.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 07/28/2020 19:37 Comments || Top||


Coronavirus: Can this California prison save itself from Covid-19?
[BBC] California's San Quentin State Prison had zero coronavirus cases, until an inmate transfer in May sparked one of the worst outbreaks in the state and the country. Authorities are now scrambling to contain it.

On a typical morning, Jack Walter, 54, begins his day by going for a walk in the yard. At San Quentin State Prison, he and the roughly 3,500 other inmates share the communal outdoor space. "Four laps is around a mile," Jack said. "I walk about three miles and talk to the fellas." A short while later, Jack begins his work in the prison's canteen, a privilege he earned during his 24 years behind bars.

Even as the coronavirus outbreak ravaged California this spring, Jack's routine remained largely unchanged. Despite fears about virus spread in prisons, as late as May San Quentin had no reported cases. But in the last days of the month, 121 inmates from the California Institute of Men in Chino - then in the throes of its own outbreak - were transferred to San Quentin. Many of the men had not been tested for weeks prior to the move, state officials later confirmed, and the transfer sparked an outbreak that swept through more than one third of San Quentin's inmate population.

There have now been at least 2,159 confirmed cases of Covid-19 at San Quentin and 19 deaths. The prison, which sits in Marin County, 30 minutes north of San Francisco, is home to one of the worst outbreaks in the state and country.

On 6 July, about a month after the outbreak began, the state's most senior prisons medical official, Dr Steven Tharatt was fired. Later that month, all transfers to or from San Quentin were suspended indefinitely.

Prison authorities didn't test the prisoners before the transfer, according to Marc Levine, a California assemblyman for Marin County. "This ended up being the worst prison health screwup in the state's history," he said.

A spokeswoman for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) declined to comment on the transfer....
Although it's difficult to have any sympathy for an outbreak at San Quentin or any other prison full of scum, the decisions and failures of the California authorities were despicable. Perhaps we can evoke the words of comedian Steve Martin: "I forgot.”
Give ‘em all vitamin D.
Posted by: Clem || 07/28/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6466 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Old folks in NYC. Prisoners in California. Do I sense a pattern?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/28/2020 2:24 Comments || Top||

#2  ..people who rode the NYC subway the longest distance?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/28/2020 6:49 Comments || Top||

#3  ^People on subway have a choice.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/28/2020 6:54 Comments || Top||

#4  @ #1 - And I would even argue prisoners get out and get more fresh air/sun than residents of nursing homes. Nonetheless, the facilities themselves must come into question.
Posted by: Clem || 07/28/2020 7:12 Comments || Top||

#5  Need to consider making every prison into Supermax where they spend 23.5 hours in their cell. Either that or rethink Pappillon
Posted by: rjschwarz || 07/28/2020 10:24 Comments || Top||

#6  Of course Mega City One doesn't have this problem...
Posted by: rjschwarz || 07/28/2020 10:24 Comments || Top||


‘You want a double blinded study where people are dying? It's unethical.’
Dr Stella Immanuel doing with Hydroxychloroquine the job that a lot of American born doctors are afraid to do!
Kudos!


[Twitter]
Posted by: Woodrow || 07/28/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6465 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Nice chart.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/28/2020 6:10 Comments || Top||

#2  twitter has removed the post as of now
Posted by: lord garth || 07/28/2020 10:58 Comments || Top||

#3  They and FB and Youtube are censoring any HCQ mentions
Posted by: Frank G || 07/28/2020 11:23 Comments || Top||

#4  Think how much further along we'd be if at the beginning of the year Trump had said, "Whatever you do, don't take HCQ for Covid!" The MSM headline the next day would have been "Without evidence, Trump tries to suppress miracle drug."
Posted by: Matt || 07/28/2020 11:54 Comments || Top||

#5  Dr. Stella Immanuel’s other video on the subject can be seen here. The original video here showed her standing outside, backed by a number of other white-coated people, presumably other doctors from the conference.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/28/2020 16:47 Comments || Top||


A COVID Doctor is challenging CNN's @ChrisCuomo and Dr. Fauci to take a urine test to prove they aren't taking Hydroxychloroquine

[GatewayPundit] Frontline doctors from across the US held a "White Coat Summit" on Monday in Washington DC to dispel the misinformation and myths surrounding the Coronavirus.

The fake news media, including CNN, NBC, CBS, WaPO and NY Times all waged a war on Hydroxychloroquine just because Trump touted the anti-malaria drug as an effective treatment for COVID-19.

Dr. Stella Immanuel said on Monday that she has personally treated over 350 patients with COVID-19 with Hydroxychloroquine, Zinc, and Zithromax and they have all recovered.

The doctor also disclosed that she put herself and her staff on Hydroxychloroquine as a preventative. Dr. Immanuel challenged CNN’s Chris Cuomo and Fauci to take a urine test to prove they aren’t taking Hydroxychloroquine as a prophylaxis for COVID-19.

Frontline doctors from across the US held a "White Coat Summit" on Monday in Washington DC to dispel the misinformation and myths surrounding the coronavirus. The doctors are very concerned with the disinformation campaign being played out in the far left American media today.

From their website: "If Americans continue to let so-called experts and media personalities make their decisions, the great American experiment of a Constitutional Republic with Representative Democracy, will cease."
Posted by: Woodrow || 07/28/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6465 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I'd add all the conservative "experts" minimizing the threat of Covid 19 to the list of tested for HCQ traces - might be very interesting.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/28/2020 1:31 Comments || Top||

#2  Between that and Dexamethasone, it seems we have a relatively effective general treatment that resolves a majority of cases quickly and favorably, and cheaply since all the medications involved are generic.

Put your timfoil hat on, but maybe thats why the pushback, in addition to the virulent Anti-Trump Disorder: Lots of pols are in the pay of major pharma companies, and they dont stand to make a dime off generic treatments. Its likely no THE reason, but certainly amongst the reasons for the dominant liberal media and leftist pols attacks on this treatment.
Posted by: Marilyn Tojo7566 || 07/28/2020 2:34 Comments || Top||

#3  we now know that the data used in the Lancet study of HCQ was hosed
Posted by: lord garth || 07/28/2020 12:45 Comments || Top||

#4  however there are 'HCQ is not effective' studies that seem legit

maybe there are enough differences between the various regional strains of the virus to account for this difference in results
Posted by: lord garth || 07/28/2020 13:23 Comments || Top||

#5  #4 Garth, clinical trials is not science. They're more like opinion polls. You formulate the "right" questions, you get the "right" conclusions.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/28/2020 14:08 Comments || Top||

#6  however there are 'HCQ is not effective' studies that seem legit

My takeaway is that the studies show HQC is not effective on its own against this thing lord garth, nor is it effective when the disease is severe or advanced. It is best in the early stages or as a prophylactic when given in combination with zinc and azithromycin or another antibiotic.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/28/2020 14:40 Comments || Top||

#7  ^ This
Posted by: Frank G || 07/28/2020 15:12 Comments || Top||

#8  Really, all one have to do is blow their nose before the test and the test (if accurate) will show negative.

The nose is a good filtering system and a nose test isn't going to show whether a person has the virus or not.

Blood test is more accurate, but then again, just how are they testing for specific tests?. AFDAICT, they have no idea how to test for COVID-19 specifically and not some other virus.
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 07/28/2020 16:03 Comments || Top||

#9  ...testing for specific viruses?

Stupid brain fart...
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 07/28/2020 16:05 Comments || Top||

#10  Ummmmm
Posted by: European Conservative || 07/28/2020 21:17 Comments || Top||


Africa Subsaharan
Belgian coach in Tanzania sacked for racist outburst
[Al Ahram] Belgian coach Luc Eymael was fired by his club in Tanzania on Monday after racist comments at a news conference last week where he described his own club's supporters as monkeys and barking dogs.
Wait — are they Jewish? ‘Cause if they are, in that part of the world such name calling is totes legit.
The journeyman coach who has worked in 10 different African countries over the last decade, was dismissed by Young Africans, one of the top two clubs in Dar-es-Salaam, for his outburst after a 1-1 draw at Mtibwa Sugar last Wednesday.

He said jeering from the terraces at his tactical changes showed an ignorance about the game on the part of the fans.

"They are completely stupid in this country. They can only shout. They are like monkeys or dogs who are only barking. They can only do that. They don’t know anything," Eymael had said.

His club waited until after the last game of the season on Sunday to fire the 60-year-old coach.
Showing real indignation there, guys.
"Yanga management has been saddened by inhumane and racist remarks made by coach Luc Eymael and reported by several media outlets as well as social media," said a statement.

"Owing to those unsporting remarks, Yanga management has decided to fire Luc Eymael effective today, Monday, July 27 and will ensure he leaves the country as soon as possible."
Posted by: Fred || 07/28/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6461 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Pathetic that calling someone a monkey is now inherently, a priori "racist".
Posted by: Clem || 07/28/2020 8:36 Comments || Top||


Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Armenian soldier killed by sniper fire along Azerbaijani border
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Unprecedented protests erupt in Belarus
[KYIVPOST] Unprecedented protests have erupted in recent weeks in both Belarus, Russia’s close ally and westernmost neighbor, and one of Russia’s easternmost regions — Khabarovsk Krai. Both protest movements appear to be currently reaching a climax as more and more people are joining them.
Posted by: Fred || 07/28/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6464 views] Top|| File under:


China-Japan-Koreas
China Says Worst of Flooding Still to Come as Situation ‘Severe'
[Yahoo Finance] China warned that the worst of the deluges that have led millions to be evacuated may be yet to come, after a third wave of floods formed in the upper reaches of the Yangtze River on Sunday.

"The flood control and flood fighting situation is severe," China’s water resources ministry said in a statement. "The new peak may appear later."

Authorities ordered the Three Gorges Reservoir to save its water-storing capacity in preparation for more flows, and forecast another three days of torrential rain in the southern region.

China’s south has been battered by severe floods after water levels reached records. More than 2 million people have been evacuated this month along the Yangtze River, Asia’s longest, with 142 dead or missing since the flooding began in June. It has also caused over 116 billion yuan ($17 billion) in damages, and impacted more than 2.4 million hectares (6.1 million acres) of crops in July.

The Three Gorges Reservoir is expecting water inflows to surge to about 60,000 cubic meters per second by about Tuesday. The reservoir level was at 159.46 meters as of Monday, down from 164.18 meters about a week ago. Its maximum capacity is 175 meters.
Posted by: Frank G || 07/28/2020 08:39 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6465 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Nikkei:
China warns of new floods as Three Gorges Dam under pressure

GDP may fall 0.2% in Q3 in the face of 45m evacuees and $17bn in damages
Posted by: Frank G || 07/28/2020 8:43 Comments || Top||

#2  Still waiting for the dam to go.
Posted by: DarthVader || 07/28/2020 9:19 Comments || Top||

#3  Frank et al help me out here: The Chinese who are permitted to speak described the dam as "deformed slightly." That's an engineering term I'd never heard. How does it differ from "deformed bigly" or "run for your lives"?
Posted by: Matt || 07/28/2020 9:35 Comments || Top||

#4  Crap - I had today in the Rantburg dam death pool. Oh well, there's always that longshot Kamala Harris bet...
Posted by: Raj || 07/28/2020 9:43 Comments || Top||

#5  Matt - timely advice on that from Bruce Dickinson.
Posted by: Raj || 07/28/2020 9:45 Comments || Top||

#6  ^ Nice. Any structure can deform ductilely given enough stress...all the way to the point it becomes inelastic (doesn't return to shape). A concrete dam - not so much.
Posted by: Frank G || 07/28/2020 9:59 Comments || Top||

#7  This is what happens when you let the Chairman's nephew decide to build a damn and then he let's his cousin design it and figure out where to put it.
"Situation severe" I'm leaving the country before this thing let's loose. "
Posted by: Thaith Elmeresing6163 || 07/28/2020 10:07 Comments || Top||

#8  We could send them sponges, plastic buckets, siphon hoses and basement pumps from Harbor Freight.

OH, wait..
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/28/2020 10:11 Comments || Top||

#9  Several of us have been following the events at the dam and upstream of 3 gorges dam on the Yangtse River.

Chinese website water levels, especially at the dam are suspect, but given what we saw, the flow through the dam tunnels and power generating turbines has been in the neighborhood of 57,700 cubic meters per second. The water level at the dam is reported to be 163.21, rising at between 0.5 to 1 meter per day.

The big unknown is the huge typhoon developing upstream near Chengdu, in a potential area of a circle 1000km in diameter or 745,000 sq km. This area is forecast to have a total of 1 meter of water drop on the land. It is not known to us the details of the watershed and how much water will flow into the Yangtse. To give you an idea of the potential for catastrophic flooding and danger to the dam, the 3 gorges reservoir is only 1000 sq kilometers in area. The potential runoff into the reservoir could be catastrophic.

Remember that emergency water releases from the dam will cause catastrophic flooding downstream in their own right, so Chinese authorities at this time will try to limit discharges to avoid the physical and PR consequences of flooding.

The authorities have put themselves in a real fix. The objectives of the dam are three: generate electricity, provide flood control, and movement of ships up the Yangtse through the locks. Presently the dam produces 60% of China's electricity. That means they must keep the reservoir as full as they dare to maximize electrical energy production.

But this conflicts with the goal of flood control. The reservoir must be drawn at times to provide capacity to absorb surges in flows due to storms. It must be carefully managed in a TIMELY manner. You cannot cram for a storm event without releasing large amounts of water and flooding downstream.

So the authorities are literally between the devil and the deep blue sea. The reservoir is almost full and there is a potentially HUGE storm surge coming.

Place your bets on the outcome, ladies and gentlemen. However, this is no laughing matter.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 07/28/2020 11:56 Comments || Top||

#10  average flow of the Mississippi River at New O is about 50k cubic metres but that is way downriver at St L the average is about 20k

during the great flood of 1993, the flow at St L reached about 90k cubic metres, in 2019 the flow at New Orleans reached about 110 cubic metres

Posted by: lord garth || 07/28/2020 12:22 Comments || Top||

#11  No rain in Texas today.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/28/2020 12:43 Comments || Top||

#12  OK all you dam engineers.

How much higher can the water get before it over-tops the dam? Is that the same as the dam failing?

Do the generators keep running just fine as long as there's enough water?
Posted by: AlanC || 07/28/2020 13:08 Comments || Top||

#13  If you trust ANY Chinese data it's 181 m (594 ft) high above rock base. Overtopping isn't failure, it's just a flooding problem IMHO. Wall or base failure would be catastrophic, as 3DC and AP have noted
Posted by: Frank G || 07/28/2020 13:39 Comments || Top||

#14  What is the name of that guy over at the Haliburton Cloud Seeding division? Bob Something...
Posted by: SteveS || 07/28/2020 13:43 Comments || Top||

#15  Chinese probably couldn't see any clouds through all of the smog.
Posted by: Clem || 07/28/2020 13:51 Comments || Top||

#16  Air Pollution in China: Real-time Air Quality Index Visual Map
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/28/2020 13:55 Comments || Top||

#17  Clem, you gotta dig deeper.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/28/2020 17:46 Comments || Top||


Satellite images reveal Chinese Army's T-90 tank buildup along Indian border
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Posted by: Fred || 07/28/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6475 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  No pictures :(
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/28/2020 6:08 Comments || Top||

#2  Terrain is not 'tank' country. Moving sides of a mountain down to the valley sort of chokes high speed avenues of approach. India has the means to make that happen. At best the tank becomes an infantry support vehicle, a mobile pillbox.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/28/2020 6:53 Comments || Top||

#3  At best the tank becomes an infantry support vehicle, a mobile pillbox.

And we seen how well this works in Lebanon.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/28/2020 6:55 Comments || Top||

#4  That's a T 72 tank somewhere in the Mideast. The Chinese Type 99 in much boxier like an Abrams or Leopard II.

I do wish journalists weren't so lazy because they're ignorant
Posted by: Percy Flotle3938 || 07/28/2020 6:58 Comments || Top||

#5  PF3938 with the catch.

There is a link in the story, but it is over a week old.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/28/2020 9:58 Comments || Top||

#6  Free TOW and Javelins for the Indian military!
Posted by: DarthVader || 07/28/2020 11:03 Comments || Top||

#7  The Indians already have several dozen AH64's so this could get noisy.
Posted by: ed in texas || 07/28/2020 15:49 Comments || Top||

#8  Didn't they also just recently get another shipment of Apaches?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/28/2020 21:38 Comments || Top||


Biden-Linked Investment Group Funded Chinese Military Proxy Guilty Of Stealing American Nuclear Technolog
Can you smell the stank?
[National Pulse] An investment firm directed by Democrat Presidential Candidate Joe Biden’s son Hunter funneled millions into China General Nuclear Power Corp, a state-owned power company guilty of stealing American nuclear technology for use by the Chinese Communist Party for decades.

In 2017, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Taiwan pleaded guilty to "conspiracy to unlawfully engage or participate in the production or development of special nuclear material outside the U.S." per the Department of Justice (DOJ).

The DOJ charged Allen Ho, a consultant for China General Nuclear Power Company (CGN), with "assisting CGN in procuring U.S.-based nuclear engineers to assist with designing and manufacturing certain components for nuclear reactors" for nearly two decades.

He was sentenced to two years in prison and ordered to pay a $20,000 fine.

Ho was part of a company-wide scheme to steal and transfer American nuclear secrets – identified by the DOJ as posing "significant damage to our national security" – to the CCP-owned CGN.

These technologies likely saw use by the Chinese military, as the U.S. Defense Department has identified the company as a People's Liberation Army (PLA) proxy.

Ho's U.S. company Energy Technology International was also in on the ruse, headquartered in the former Veep's place of residence: Wilmington, Delaware.

But CGN's Biden links run deeper.

BHR Partners, a private equity firm where Hunter Biden served as director since its 2013 founding, was a $10 million cornerstone investor in CGN's initial public offering (IPO). Occurring in 2014, the IPO was the second largest of the year and valued at over $3 billion.

The company still lists GCN as part of its portfolio.

BHR Partners was a joint venture between Rosemont Seneca Partners, an investment fund founded by Hunter Biden and Obama-era Secretary of State John Kerry's stepson in 2009, and the state-owned Bank of China. The billion-dollar fund was notoriously birthed less than two weeks Hunter traveled to China alongside his father and then Vice President.

While Hunter pledged to divest of his stake in the company in 2019, the Daily Caller revealed he retained shares for months after his announcement. Now, it is alleged he still owns 10 percent of the fund.

While the Biden family was raking in millions from inking deals with Chinese state-owned enterprises – all the while bolstering the CCP's military capabilities – the Trump administration was busy preserving and protecting American intellectual property and national security.
Posted by: Frank G || 07/28/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6465 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Lenin "We will hung you, and you will sell us the rope".

Xi "We will hung you, and you will buy the rope for us"
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/28/2020 2:06 Comments || Top||

#2  Trump "we're just hung"
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/28/2020 8:04 Comments || Top||


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Coronavirus czar debuts ‘Defend Israel' strategic plan
[Jpost] Less than one week after being appointed the country’s new coronavirus commissioner, Prof. Ronni Gamzu revealed his "Defend Israel" strategic plan to save the country from the novel coronavirus.

...The Defend Israel plan has three main arms: 1) a new contract will be established between the public and those managing the coronavirus crisis, 2) the IDF will take over the management of testing and contact tracing and 3) data will be consolidated and presented in a unified manner.

"We are in the midst of a plague that is still progressing and at this point in time we need to take rapid steps," Gamzu said. "It is possible that the hospitals will reach a breaking point. I want the contact rate to be less than one. This is the only way we will start eradicating the pandemic — with less burden on the hospitals. It can only be done together."

...With regards to "test, trace, isolate," the methodology that experts believe is key to stopping the spread of the pandemic, Gamzu admitted that until now the Health Ministry has not done a sufficient job. As such, "the IDF will deal with this," he said.
A word to Iran & Lebanon, it doesn't mean you get a break.
"The IDF’s involvement is very important because it is a system that can work quickly," Gamzu stressed.

Shortly after the meeting, Gantz released a statement informing the public that "an hour ago, in cooperation with the chief of staff, I approved the establishment of a coronavirus headquarters in the Home Front Command. It will be at your disposal, Prof. Gamzu, for anything you need.

"The IDF knows how to win wars," Gantz continued. "it will also know how to win this battle."
I hope it includes plans to train army medics to provide necessary med treatments to Covid victims - it shouldn't take certified MDs & nurses.
Earlier in the day, Gamzu met with the heads of local authorities and shared more about his plan, including that testing will be increased to 60,000 people per day within the next two months and ultimately up to 100,000 by winter. He also said that he wants to manage cities according to their rates of infection, designating them red, orange or green.

The greener a city is, the more powers the mayors will have to make decisions about what stores and activities to open. In contrast, red cities would be managed by the Home Front Command in cooperation with the local authority.
Incidentally, local authorities control business licences.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/28/2020 15:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6469 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Here’s hoping this works well for Israel. A nation under threat of war cannot take the risks open to a nation less at risk.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/28/2020 18:42 Comments || Top||

#2  G please post late stuff for the next day?
Posted by: Frank G || 07/28/2020 20:25 Comments || Top||


Over the red line: Hospitals report over 100% capacity
[JPost] - Hospitals are straining under the weight of the novel coronavirus. The latest reports show that some hospitals are at more than 100% capacity in a month when hospitalizations are normally down.

The number of coronavirus patients continues to increase, with the percentage of those testing positive out of those screened close to 9% in the last day, the Health Ministry reported.

...Sourasky Medical Center in Tel Aviv, Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem and Sheba Medical Center in Tel Hashomer are either overcrowded or almost overcrowded: Sourasky — 104% general, 110% coronavirus; Shaare Zedek — 104% general, 106% coronavirus; Sheba — 100% general, 90% coronavirus. Shamir Medical Center in Tzrifin was already reporting its coronavirus unit at 118%.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/28/2020 00:52 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6463 views] Top|| File under:

#1  But who is going to believe these numbers?
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/28/2020 6:03 Comments || Top||

#2  Not moi
Posted by: Dopey Thaiter8666 || 07/28/2020 10:08 Comments || Top||

#3  Two things going on that these articles never mention:

- Hospitals are swamped with routine / elective care patients were were denied care during the shutdown
- Regions are sending all COVID cases to a couple of designated hospitals. These hospitals are busy, but that doesn't mean that the healthcare system itself is overburdened.
Posted by: Iblis || 07/28/2020 12:03 Comments || Top||

#4  The third thing is that this is Israel.

g(r)omgoru, are they using the temporary ICU units they’d kept on hand after the first round, or is this the trigger to bring them back on line?
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/28/2020 18:48 Comments || Top||


Science & Technology
Women in masks report rise in ‘aggressive eye contact' from men.
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news] Are masks giving men a licence to leer? Women report a rise in 'aggressive eye contact' since face coverings became commonplace as an expert warns they 'provide anonymity' for threatening behaviour.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/28/2020 14:43 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6471 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Afraid they are gonna eye-fuck you?
Posted by: DarthVader || 07/28/2020 14:57 Comments || Top||

#2  >"aggressive eye contact"

Unparodyable.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 07/28/2020 15:34 Comments || Top||

#3  I try and provide truth in advertising with one "lazy eye"
Posted by: Frank G || 07/28/2020 15:56 Comments || Top||

#4  They're half right - I stared down six broads the other day.
Posted by: Raj || 07/28/2020 16:32 Comments || Top||

#5  What's the difference between a burkaized woman and a sack of potatoes?
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/28/2020 17:29 Comments || Top||

#6  You can't kill a sack of potatoes for tempting your tingly parts?
Posted by: Frank G || 07/28/2020 17:55 Comments || Top||

#7  A Burkaized woman only has two eyes?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/28/2020 17:58 Comments || Top||

#8  Women were meant to be ogled by men. That's how babies are made.

Posted by: jpal || 07/28/2020 20:47 Comments || Top||

#9  A Burkaized woman only has two eyes?

There's more eyes on the potatoes.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/28/2020 22:22 Comments || Top||


San Diego's General Atomics, Kratos Defense make cut for Air Force's Skyborg drone program
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/28/2020 11:53 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6470 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Skyborg also aims to lower costs. Analysts estimate the base selling price for some of these combat drones could be as low as $3 million to $5 million per plane.

That’s markedly less than state-of-the-art piloted fighter jets such as the F-35, which can run up to $100 million per aircraft.
Posted by: Frank G || 07/28/2020 12:26 Comments || Top||

#2  Hard to believe more targeting and avionic electronics with enhanced communication capability costs that much less than the pilot's environmental life support.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/28/2020 12:39 Comments || Top||

#3  Fighter mafia tipping point?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/28/2020 13:39 Comments || Top||

#4  The Air Force has been bolloxing up UAV on it's turf for a while now, at least as far back as the X-47's.
Reason:The zoomie boys don't want them. It would lead to less need for pilots.
The punch line is the price of new aircraft threatens to put them out of business anyway.
Posted by: ed in texas || 07/28/2020 15:42 Comments || Top||

#5  The zoomie boys don't want them. It would lead to less need for pilots.

Not because any remote communication can be disrupted?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/28/2020 16:11 Comments || Top||

#6  Remote comms as generally implemented in the 20th century have been 'pushed'. Technology challenges have required the transmission to be 'loud' enough and receivers to be 'sensitive' enough for reliable bidirectional information transfer in a denial scenario.

Should one review the original Two Generals problem, the remedy proposed was apriori information held by both parties, i.e. mission briefings and debrief.

With the development of min/max gaming of attack and defense scenarios, a collection of actions rendering engagement success can be pre-programmed (perhaps to FPGAs) as if in a pre-mission briefing so that communication 'challenges' do not impede swarm coordination.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/28/2020 17:43 Comments || Top||

#7  I'm sorry.
Sometimes he gets like this and it goes for days.
Posted by: al aSha-med || 07/28/2020 17:44 Comments || Top||

#8  #7 - thanks for adding NOTHING to today's discourse
Posted by: Frank G || 07/28/2020 17:57 Comments || Top||

#9  These aren't fighter aircraft. These are reusable cruise missiles and perform as such. The size of the engines tells you that (1-2000 pounds thrust vs 43,000 for F-35). They do pose a problem for the defenders since the cost of the anti-craft missile is similar to the cost of the drone, not counting the cost of any targets destroyed. Not a war winning strategy to fire two 9M96 missiles at it.

Pilots will likely welcome them, at least in this iteration, since attack aircraft are the ones that get shot down most often.
Posted by: Cromoth Sheatch5463 || 07/28/2020 19:38 Comments || Top||

#10  So kind of like in the game R-Type, that upgrade you can get which puts a shield of smaller craft around your ship?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/28/2020 21:35 Comments || Top||

#11  And assuring some weapon platforms can stay on mission thru the AD retargeting cycle.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/28/2020 21:41 Comments || Top||


-PC Follies
Tennessee Governor Bill Lee shoots down Dr Birx's call to shut bars in his state during their joint press conference and tells his residents: 'We won't close the economy again'
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/28/2020 06:44 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6463 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Genius. Pure genius.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/28/2020 7:13 Comments || Top||

#2  Good! Let the governor decide.
Posted by: Clem || 07/28/2020 7:16 Comments || Top||

#3  Why won't he listen to g(r)omgoru? He knows best!
Posted by: Frank G || 07/28/2020 7:26 Comments || Top||

#4  Lol, Frankie!
Posted by: Raj || 07/28/2020 9:50 Comments || Top||

#5  There is a long standing aphorism in the cooking world:

"Once a recipe is ruined, anything you add to try to save it only makes it worse."

That is where we are now with COVID. More "health professionals" can't fix it. More politicians can't fix it. More blowhard billionaires (looking at you, Bill Gates) can't fix it. More "policy wonks" can't fix it. Magic numbers can't fix it.

It will have to run its course, ugly as that may be. If the bottom of the pot is burned, you have to throw that batch out.

The "experts" should be told to refocus on making sure we are ready next time. Start by getting rid of the experts who used US tax dollars to fund the Wuhan lab.

Get rid of Who. Declare it a terrorist entity. Burn down CDC and start over.

For starters...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/28/2020 11:31 Comments || Top||

#6  WHO. I'll save our pithy expert the trouble of correcting me.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/28/2020 11:34 Comments || Top||

#7  For those of you who have drove across Tennessee, you know the importance of having the bars open.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/28/2020 11:37 Comments || Top||

#8  Those from the programming and engineering world know the correlary to #5: Adding more (programmers, engineers) to a behind schedule project makes it even later and more expensive.

In this case the expense is lives.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/28/2020 11:37 Comments || Top||

#9  YIPPIE!!!
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 07/28/2020 18:45 Comments || Top||



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