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-Lurid Crime Tales-
FBI's Russia collusion case fell apart in first month of Trump presidency, memos show
[Just the News] The piecemeal release of FBI files in the Russia collusion investigation has masked an essential fact: James Comey’s G-men had substantially debunked the theory that Donald Trump’s campaign conspired with Moscow by the time the 45th president was settling into the Oval Office, according to declassified memos, court filings and interviews.

And that means a nascent presidency and an entire nation were put through two more years of lacerating debate over an issue that was mostly resolved in January 2017 inside the bureau’s own evidence files. The proof is now sitting in plain view.

In rapid fire sequence in January 2017, U.S. officials:

  • Received multiple warnings about the credibility of informant Christopher Steele and his dossier;

  • Affirmed key targets of the FBI counterintelligence investigation made exculpatory statements denying collusion to undercover sources;

  • Concluded retired Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn, Trump's first national security adviser, was not engaged in collusion with the Russians.

    The latter revelation has mostly escaped much notice, contained in a single sentence in a once-sealed court motion filed by Flynn defense attorney Sidney Powell that requested what is known as Brady material, or evidence of innocence.

    That motion dated Sept. 11, 2019 requested access to "an internal DOJ document dated January 30, 2017, in which the FBI exonerated Mr. Flynn of being ’an agent of Russia.’"
  • Posted by: Besoeker || 03/12/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under:

    #1  Andthat means a nascent presidency and an entire nation were put through two more years of lacerating debate over an issue that was mostly resolved in January 2017 inside the bureau’s own evidence files.

    Essentially providing cover for criminal activity, or am I missing something ?
    Posted by: Besoeker || 03/12/2020 2:15 Comments || Top||

    #2  What I really would like to see.
    (i) Serious investigation of Chinese interference in USA elections.
    (ii) Serious investigation of EU/NGO interference in Israeli elections.
    Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/12/2020 2:19 Comments || Top||

    #3  What I really would like to see.

    Clintons hanged
    Obamas disappeared
    Posted by: Skidmark || 03/12/2020 10:10 Comments || Top||

    #4  Sorry Skid, your list is much too short.
    Posted by: AlanC || 03/12/2020 11:13 Comments || Top||

    Harvey Weinstein Gets 23 Years
    [NBCNEWYORK] The once-influential film industry powerhouse will have absolutely no power to control where he ends up; He still faces additional charges in Los Angeles
    Posted by: Fred || 03/12/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10795 views] Top|| File under:

    #2  Dear Judge,

    Harvey can not go to jail today. He is sick.

    Harvey's Mother
    Posted by: Fred || 03/12/2020 0:40 Comments || Top||

    #3  Actual evidence wasn't necessary?
    Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/12/2020 2:44 Comments || Top||

    #4  As far as I know there has not been a virus related run on Vaseline yet. He can probably pre-order a 10 year supply for a discount. I don't think he'll need 23.
    Posted by: Beau || 03/12/2020 4:06 Comments || Top||

    Posted by: Frank G || 03/12/2020 5:15 Comments || Top||

    Posted by: Frank G || 03/12/2020 5:16 Comments || Top||

    #7  ....Why is the 'Democratic Party' such a cesspool of sexism? /rhet question

    Just like slavery, they try to blame the rest of America for their behaviors.
    Posted by: Procopius2k || 03/12/2020 7:40 Comments || Top||

    #9  Weinstein's director's couch should be appearing on eBay any day now.
    Posted by: Besoeker || 03/12/2020 8:14 Comments || Top||

    #10  All the "victims" kept these relations for years.
    Posted by: g(r)omgoru PB || 03/12/2020 8:15 Comments || Top||

    #11  All the "victims" kept these relations for years.

    "Right-to-Work" laws in effect.
    Posted by: Skidmark || 03/12/2020 10:11 Comments || Top||

    #12  Somewhere, someone is on their 8 hour of scrubbing his name off of Tarantino movie credits.
    Posted by: swksvolFF || 03/12/2020 10:48 Comments || Top||

    #13  And if all of Hollywood said "I won't work for Mirimax because of Harvey," even without making a public deal of it, Harvey's perversion would have mostly ended.

    Instead they looked the other way and allowed additional victims. There should be some kind of accessory after the fact investigation.
    Posted by: rjschwarz || 03/12/2020 10:52 Comments || Top||

    #14  Or, he is a masthead of how things get done in hollywood.

    I have a working theory on all this, but still a bit soupy. I think the scene in Team America when Gary meets Spottswood in the limo, and Gary is jested to perform an act - then later in the film - is an inside pitch at hollywood culture.
    Posted by: swksvolFF || 03/12/2020 12:23 Comments || Top||

    #15  Well, bye.
    Posted by: Abu Uluque || 03/12/2020 13:52 Comments || Top||

    #16  Court testimony suggests he is NOT a 'masthead'.
    Posted by: Skidmark || 03/12/2020 14:51 Comments || Top||

    #17  Yeah, heard something about being more sloop than dinghy.
    Posted by: swksvolFF || 03/12/2020 15:33 Comments || Top||

    #18  Don't tell us Gwyneth "Goop-pa-poozle-candle" Paltrow didn't know what age was doing when she used Harvey to vault from nobody & nothing to promoted-for-Oscar status
    Posted by: Lex || 03/12/2020 22:22 Comments || Top||

    #19  * what she was doing
    Posted by: Lex || 03/12/2020 22:22 Comments || Top||

    -Short Attention Span Theater-
    Congresswoman Ilhan Omar reveals she is MARRIED to her chief fundraiser lover after they were spotted together wearing wedding rings
    • Ilhan Omar announced her wedding to Tim Mynett in an Instagram post

    • The couple, both of whom divorced their previous spouses late last year, tied the knot at an undisclosed location

    • The couple were wearing the same rings that DailyMail.com pictured them wearing in Washington, D.C. last week
    Wow. This little whore gets around! Talaq within a year?
    With luck, by then he’ll have had to decide whether it really was love, or just the money her campaign had formerly been able to pay him.
    Posted by: Skidmark || 03/12/2020 00:20 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

    #1  He's only her half-brother. Gotta move further along the family tree.
    Posted by: Silentbrick || 03/12/2020 1:41 Comments || Top||

    #2  AKA - I'm married to an actual American - you can't deport me. (nyah, nyah)
    Posted by: Mercutio || 03/12/2020 9:44 Comments || Top||

    #3  Is that so they doesn't have to testify against each other when Trump is re-elected?
    Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 03/12/2020 10:15 Comments || Top||

    #4  Under Islamic law I believe he can now beat her with impunity. not saying he should, just saying i believe the Koran says so.
    Posted by: rjschwarz || 03/12/2020 10:23 Comments || Top||

    #5  ^ There may be restrictions on how thick the switch can be.
    Posted by: Abu Uluque || 03/12/2020 13:59 Comments || Top||

    #6  People should send the correct width switches to her address as a protest.
    Posted by: rjschwarz || 03/12/2020 14:20 Comments || Top||

    #7  I believe I read that anything less than the width of your thumb is kosher, so to speak.
    Posted by: Mercutio || 03/12/2020 18:43 Comments || Top||

    #8  Just looked it up, in case you are thinking of sending a wedding gift.
    Posted by: Procopius2k || 03/12/2020 18:54 Comments || Top||

    -Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
    President Trump suspends travel between US and Europe for 30 days amid coronavirus outbreak
    [WBALTV] President Donald Trump
    ...the Nailer of NAFTA...
    said Wednesday he is suspending all travel between the U.S. and Europa
    ...the land mass occupying the space between the English Channel and the Urals, also known as Moslem Lebensraum...
    for 30 days beginning Friday as he seeks to combat the coronavirus
    ...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...

    Trump made the announcement in an Oval Office address to the nation, blaming the European Union
    ...the successor to the Holy Roman Empire, only without the Hapsburgs and the nifty uniforms and the dancing...
    for not acting quickly enough to address the novel coronavirus and saying U.S. clusters were "seeded" by European travelers.

    Trump said the restrictions won't apply to the United Kingdom and the U.S. would monitor the situation to determine if travel could be reopened earlier.

    Trump said "we are marshalling the full power" of the government and private sector to protect the American people.

    Posted by: Fred || 03/12/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10798 views] Top|| File under:

    #1  A man wears a Trump yarmulke while waiting for U.S. President Donald Trump to address the Republican Jewish Coalition 2019 Annual Leadership Meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., April 6, 2019.
    Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/12/2020 2:25 Comments || Top||

    #2  I expected the travel ban. It's basically useless though. I'm pretty sure the U.S. numbers are MUCH higher than reported. You haven't really tested a lot of people yet.

    Germany currently tests up to 12,000 people A DAY.

    Also it's (probably) wrong to blame the rise in the U.S. on the EU not closing its borders to China fast enough. Let me explain.

    Germany had the first cases in Europe (Chinese origin) in January, but they were contained and all infected then have been cured.

    The real outbreak started in Italy, but most likely in late December, when thousands of Chinese (many from Wuhan) visited Milan and Venice. This was before the virus became known.

    This way Italy had an early start. The virus could spread before anybody knew what was going on. In January, only three cases could be traced back to Chinese, the rest was local infections. While borders weren't closed to Chinese yet, almost no Chinese traveled to Europe anyway. Munich gets a lot of Chinese tourists, too, but I didn't see a single Chinese in January or February. The shops catering to Chinese tourists all closed in January because of no customers.

    Do you think the U.S. had no Chinese visitors in December? You probably had fatalities early, too, but you didn't attribute them to the new virus. After all, old folks catch pneumonia easily.

    Why are Italy's death rates so high?

    1) Overwhelmed hospitals
    2) Aging population
    3) An alarmingly high antimicrobial resistance, which leads to deadly secondary bacterial infections.

    Btw to exempt the UK from the ban doesn't make sense. The UK is just a few days behind the curve.

    The lethality rate in Germany is currently very low. Only 3 people have died in Germany yet. The numbers will rise but we won't get to the 3,4 percent.

    The German university hospital Charité developed the first test against the coronavirus mid January. Politicians should have responded more aggressively. Taiwan's approach seems to have been the best one.

    Posted by: European Conservative || 03/12/2020 2:27 Comments || Top||

    #3  /\ An interesting perspective.
    Posted by: Besoeker || 03/12/2020 2:30 Comments || Top||

    #4  The only way to contain the virus was in China, and in December.
    Posted by: European Conservative || 03/12/2020 2:32 Comments || Top||

    #5  ha! Take that, Yurp
    Posted by: Rex Mundi || 03/12/2020 2:45 Comments || Top||

    #6  Coronavirus is an opportunity to make some, long needed, changes in "The World Without Borders".
    Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/12/2020 2:47 Comments || Top||

    #7  We don't have a world without borders. A virus can't be stopped by borders. Only early detection, openness and rapid response helps.

    Dictatorial countries like China can implement radical measures, but usually too late. They wasted precious time by silencing brave doctors.
    Posted by: European Conservative || 03/12/2020 2:53 Comments || Top||

    #8  ^Dr Grom views Third World mentalities now flooding Yurp as a disease a 100 times worse than some virus.
    Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/12/2020 3:12 Comments || Top||

    #9  ^^The only thing worse that third world tribal is "liberal" mentality of EUropean "elites".
    Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/12/2020 3:26 Comments || Top||

    #10  Outside of China, it looks like all you need to do is close churches and stop evangelicals from taking missionary trips abroad. Those appear to be becoming a bigger menace than food markets.
    Posted by: Beau || 03/12/2020 5:03 Comments || Top||

    #11  Everybody get real. I was in Beijing (late January, as they began to close down the city), and in Chongqing in the 6 weeks since then - where they once had around 560 infections, but now less than 20. I never even took an aspirin. About the only medicinal thing I did was drink too much. You really have to beg for this disease if you want it ... which does leave me a bit confused about Tom Hanks and his wife. WTF have they been doing in their social life?
    Posted by: Beau || 03/12/2020 8:31 Comments || Top||

    #12  /\ Glad to see you home safe Beau. Would enjoy seeing your posts each day for say, the next two to three weeks or so. Don't be a stranger.

    Seriously, thanks for the update.
    Posted by: Besoeker || 03/12/2020 8:40 Comments || Top||

    #13  Tough on the Service folks deployed for the canceled wargames.
    Posted by: Skidmark || 03/12/2020 10:08 Comments || Top||

    #14  Although European Conservative makes excellent points especially about the virus being all over before we knew it. But viruses mutate and additional strains complicate things and could make it harder to figure the thing out. Anything that would simplify at this point is a good thing.

    So trump blaming the EU as he did was over the top, but the policies are probably not that bad and could be loosened up with less harm than being added later.
    Posted by: rjschwarz || 03/12/2020 10:50 Comments || Top||

    #15  A few observations:

    1. This is vastly overblown, like a Category 1 hurricane being called Katrina Squared. A large part of the hysteria is NeverTrumperism, desperately hoping that panic will cause us to ... elect Joe Biden, a hair-sniffing, corrupt and doddering mediocrity who is only winning elections--for the first time in three tries stretching over four decades-- because his opponents are Shitshow Clowns.

    2. Global travel from infected regions is obviously the key factor in the magnitude and duration of the infection curve. Shut down such travel, and the curve flattens.

    3. When the curve flattens, we buy time-- sufficient time to enhance treatment, distribute kits, develop and test a vaccine.

    4. With the above measures accelerating, the phenomenon will reverse, and the marginal rate of infection will be negative. That is, panic will subside and confidence will be restored.

    5. The above cycle will happen much faster than our media idiots expect. Markets will recover all they're losses and then some.

    6. A few export-import firms that have poor access to capital and depend crucially on China will go under, and others will take a temporary hit to profits, but the economy will recover quickly and Trump will be re-elected.
    Posted by: Lex || 03/12/2020 11:40 Comments || Top||

    #16  * their losses
    Posted by: Lex || 03/12/2020 11:41 Comments || Top||

    #17  All the restriction is doing is flattening the infection curve, giving our medical system time and space so it isn't completely overwhelmed.
    Posted by: DarthVader || 03/12/2020 11:53 Comments || Top||

    #18  From my foxhole it is pretty simple. We can all sit here and say its overblown. At this moment it is. The smart folks have to look at the real infection and morbidity rates, not the WHO number-look how they do the math. They have to look at the infrastructure ability to support an epidemic in a major city. And then come up with a plan to slow roll the virus into the US. Limiting all travel through a check point is smart business. BTW, the EU flight closures was not the first, just the most emotional. He did not blame the EU, he stated the truth. They did not protect their citizens in a timely manner. The proof is in Germany and Italy. Trump does not want that to be our fate. Lots of criticism of trump in this thread. NOT ONE SOLUTION. Give solutions... I'm listening...
    Posted by: 49 Pan || 03/12/2020 11:55 Comments || Top||

    #19  and in Chongqing in the 6 weeks since then - where they once had around 560 infections, but now less than 20.

    What was the source of those numbers B?
    Posted by: Woodrow || 03/12/2020 12:30 Comments || Top||

    #20  I take a dim view of news outlets, but last night I was impressed with the program aired by KING5 in Seattle. They presented the reasoning for limiting the large public gatherings in a way that was easily understood by the public that showed controlling the spread of the disease so as not to overwhelm the available medical facilities. The shorter steep curve of people getting the disease vs the smaller but longer curve that stayed under the number of available medical facilities to avoid overwhelming them.
    Posted by: Alaska Paul || 03/12/2020 12:45 Comments || Top||

    #21  IMHO, the President should have put the UK on the 30 day suspension, on an action of caution.
    Posted by: Alaska Paul || 03/12/2020 12:48 Comments || Top||

    #22  ^ Concur.
    Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 03/12/2020 13:39 Comments || Top||

    #23  I expected the travel ban. It's basically useless though.

    Perhaps, but can you imagine the Democrat bitching and moaning if he didn't?

    And I'd bet dollars to donuts that Baraq would have been a lot slower to implement a travel ban with China, if he ever did. But MSM would not have said "boo" about it.
    Posted by: Abu Uluque || 03/12/2020 14:07 Comments || Top||

    #24  And all the bitching and moaning about test kits. Does anyone seriously believe that production is not running at max capacity?

    Posted by: Abu Uluque || 03/12/2020 14:15 Comments || Top||

    #25  There are those among our political and corporate elites who believe it is acceptable to risk national security and public health for the profits to be gained by outsourcing all of our manufacturing to China. They want us all to pretend that China is not an aggressive and hostile totalitarian dictatorship. Now we are seeing but one of the results of this policy. Did coronavirus originate from bat soup or is it a bioweapon? If it was a bioweapon, did it escape the lab accidentally or was it released with malicious intent? Who outside of China knows for sure? Did they mean to kill millions of people and disrupt our economy or were they just sloppy or was it both? I think we can never know with any certainty what all of the ramifications of such folly will be. Hopefully this is just a wake up call.
    Posted by: Abu Uluque || 03/12/2020 14:51 Comments || Top||

    #26  #10 Outside of China, it looks like all you need to do is close churches and stop evangelicals from taking missionary trips abroad. Beau

    Every situation presents the little anti-Christs an opportunity to go on a rampage against the Christian community. Missionaries stay for very long periods in very remote areas. Whereas airline pilots and crew, ship captains and crew, military personel, business people, illegal aliens, political ambassadors and their staff, exchange students, etc etc etc etc transition in far greater numbers on a daily basis. But the pitifull little hater anti-Christ has to bellow and blow about the Christian churches in any situation if possible.
    Posted by: Varmint Splat1454 || 03/12/2020 14:53 Comments || Top||

    #28  I'm pretty sure the U.S. numbers are MUCH higher than reported. You haven't really tested a lot of people yet.

    Almost everyone who wants a test has not yet got it, I understand. But that should be fixed in the next week or two, at which time our numbers will explode, an explosion much trumpeted by the media.

    Do you think the U.S. had no Chinese visitors in December?

    Probably more of our own immigrant citizens went to China for the New Year celebrations, then came home.

    Btw to exempt the UK from the ban doesn't make sense. The UK is just a few days behind the curve.

    Agreed. And that will probably happen, just more quietly. The exemption, I suspect, was a reward for electing Boris Johnson.
    Posted by: trailing wife || 03/12/2020 15:07 Comments || Top||

    #29  LOL, I seriously got asked at work today if I could go to the UK, to Aberdeen Scotland and train some people out on a rig there.
    Posted by: Silentbrick || 03/12/2020 19:42 Comments || Top||

    #30  grom supports alcholism as the solution.
    Posted by: Varmint Splat1454 || 03/12/2020 20:30 Comments || Top||

    #31  grom supports alcholism as the solution.

    Wasn't that a plot point in The Andromeda Strain? An old geezer who was immune due to his... let's call it a heightened consumption of Sterno.
    Posted by: SteveS || 03/12/2020 21:07 Comments || Top||

    #32  Seems to be working in Iran.
    Posted by: bbrewer126 || 03/12/2020 21:38 Comments || Top||

    #33  Let me explain why the travel ban absolutely makes no sense. I'm sticking to Germany for easier calculating.

    As of today, Germany has about 2100 cases. Due to lagging behind in testing, it can be safely assumed that the number of infected Americans is more than three or four times as high and we have about the same percentages of infected people in the U.S. and Germany. We'll see whether this holds up in a week or so (of course the numbers will have risen in both countries). But this doesn't matter, the equation doesn't change.

    What matters is that roughly the same number of Americans visit Germany as Germans visit the U.S. Germans are not allowed to visit the U.S. for the next 30 days. Americans currently are not barred from visiting Germany, but almost no American will travel now if he has to face quarantine when reentering the U.S.

    So you have no German infecting people in the U.S.


    This number is offset by Americans visiting Germany, because during his time abroad, an infected American can't infect people in the U.S.

    While the positive effect of the travel ban may not be zero for the U.S., it is absolutely minimal. The economic damage instead is enormous.

    If you take the numbers of the whole Schengen area, the whole thing tilts towards the U.S. a little bit more, but not by much, as Italians, who run up the numbers and percentages, are not allowed to travel anyway and Americans can't come to Italy currently.

    That's why the whole thing is pointless.

    Posted by: European Conservative || 03/12/2020 21:43 Comments || Top||

    #34  I might add the whole thing is pointless because within a week very few Europeans will be inclined (or allowed) to travel anyway.
    Posted by: European Conservative || 03/12/2020 23:03 Comments || Top||

    Fifth Column
    Judge rules for first time, FBI misled, suggesting process reforms won't be enough.
    [JustTheNews] In a recent order, U.S. District Judge James A. Boasberg, the new chief judge of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, took direct aim at the excuses and blame-shifting of these senior Obama administration FBI and DOJ officials.

    Judge Boasberg drew headlines last week for an order suspending all FBI and DOJ lawyers involved in the Russia collusion case from appearing before his court until it is determined whether they engaged in misconduct.

    But of greater long-term significance was his language pinning responsibility for FISA abuses squarely on senior officials, not just lower-level line agents and lawyers who prepared the warrant applications.

    "The frequency and seriousness of these errors in a case that, given its sensitive nature, had an unusually high level of review at both DOJ and the Federal Bureau of Investigation have called into question the reliability of the information proffered in other FBI applications," Boasberg wrote.

    Judge E Boasberg giving some hope for to charges and convictions of FBI-DOJ higher ups .
    Posted by: Woodrow || 03/12/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under:

    #1  Hat tip to U.S. District Judge James A. Boasberg.
    Posted by: Besoeker || 03/12/2020 1:42 Comments || Top||

    #2  Don't take late night walks in Fort Mercy Park, your honor.
    Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/12/2020 2:43 Comments || Top||

    #3  Until the plotters are frog marched into jail wearing orange jump suits, it's all kabuki theater.
    Posted by: DarthVader || 03/12/2020 13:17 Comments || Top||

    #4  /\ Nailed it.
    Posted by: Besoeker || 03/12/2020 13:19 Comments || Top||

    Home Front: Politix
    Brazil communications secretary, who met Trump, has coronavirus
    Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/12/2020 16:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10800 views] Top|| File under:

    #1  Well, this should get a lot of coverage this evening in the news!
    Posted by: Bobby || 03/12/2020 17:36 Comments || Top||

    #2  I don't know how strict the rules are in the U.S. but in Germany this means mandatory quarantine.

    I recommend quarantine for his phone, too. In a separate location...
    Posted by: European Conservative || 03/12/2020 17:43 Comments || Top||

    #3  Thank you. Your suggestions have been filed in the appropriate receptacle
    Posted by: Frank G || 03/12/2020 18:40 Comments || Top||

    #4  Germany has had a developed test ready in mid January. Gives results within 2 hours. Quickly approved by WHO.

    If you hadn't filed that in the appropriate receptacle, you'd have tested more than 1100 people.

    This number is tested in Germany... daily.
    Posted by: European Conservative || 03/12/2020 18:50 Comments || Top||

    #5  The number reported is CDC-tested. Private testing is much more extensive
    Posted by: Frank G || 03/12/2020 18:55 Comments || Top||

    #6  But nobody is giving numbers and the National Institute of Health's Anthony Fauci told a congressional committee the testing system is not geared to the country's needs, and "that is a failing."
    Posted by: European Conservative || 03/12/2020 19:11 Comments || Top||

    #7  /\ In a Crisis Situation a (1) Bureaucrat and a (2) Doctor combined in one person wants more personnel and more money while stating that they the "system is failing" (not them, the system...).
    ...How unexpected.
    Posted by: magpie || 03/12/2020 20:59 Comments || Top||

    #8  "Private testing is much more extensive"

    I don't know about that but is there no obligation to report those numbers?
    Posted by: European Conservative || 03/12/2020 21:02 Comments || Top||

    #9  THAT was the Trump edict you inquired about, and yes, eventually, publicly. I imagine they're quit busy and numbers roll in as can
    Posted by: Frank G || 03/12/2020 21:05 Comments || Top||

    #10  I don't know about that but is there no obligation to report those numbers?

    Part of the licensing agreement to have testing labs. You report all infectious cases to the CDC.

    So yes, private labs will have to report their findings and they agree it is in everyone's best interest that they report it accurately.
    Posted by: DarthVader || 03/12/2020 21:19 Comments || Top||

    #11  If you hadn't filed that in the appropriate receptacle, you'd have tested more than 1100 people.

    That is why President Trump put Vice President Pence in charge of the entire coronavirus effort. The CDC originally refused to permit testing beyond their own labs, and their own test was so complicated it didn’t actually work. It took outside oversight to secure a useful test, trustworthy test kits, and permission for outside labs to do the work.
    Posted by: Vernal Charong4674 || 03/12/2020 23:02 Comments || Top||

    #12  A German lab had perfectly working tests available 2 months ago. Sold (and sells) them all over the world. 60 countries. 4 million tests as of today.

    NOT in the U.S. One test kit weighs 14 grams, can be mailed by standard letter an delivers 96 Tests.

    Cost of one test: 2.50 Euros. What are YOU paying?
    Posted by: European Conservative || 03/12/2020 23:10 Comments || Top||

    #13  We'll buy it from you, bester Freund
    Posted by: Lex || 03/12/2020 23:55 Comments || Top||

    Kim Foxx: ‘This issue with Smollett ‘is bulls**t’
    [HOTAIR] Last week Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx appeared on a 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...
    Sun-Times podcast where she let people know how she really feels about the Jussie Smollett
    ...Cable TV actor whose primary talents seemed to be being black and being homosexual. In a bid for national attention, he paid a pair of Nigerian brothers to rough him up a little so he could claim that two large, white, MAGA hat-wearing men had shouted This is MAGA country! while thumping him at 2:30am on a bitter cold night in Chicago and throwing bleach on him, presumably to lighten him up. The story quickly unraveled, and he became a laughingstock and the poster boy for pretend victimization and attention whoredom...
    case. "This issue with Smollett, cause I’ll just take it head on, we’ve got 12 days left, is‐excuse my language‐is bulls**t." One of Kim Foxx’s rivals in the Cook County State’s Attorney primary, Bill Conway, has just introduced a new campaign ad quoting that portion of her comments.

    "The reputation of the city of Chicago wasn’t marred by Jussie Smollett," Foxx says in the ad, as her image is plastered to the screen. Then the commercial features a mashup of news reports from when the high-profile, nationally watched case was unfolding...

    In her interview with Joravsky last week, Foxx expressed disappointment that it’s been a year since the Smollett incident happened and yet it has become the focus of many interviews and conversations. The commercial highlights a part of her quote, but in the 40-minute interview, she said much more about the case.

    "This issue with Smollett ... ’cause I’ll just take it head on ... we’ve got 12 days left ... is ... excuse my language ... is bull‐-. Sorry," she said. "Hold me accountable. Absolutely. We could have done a better job of explaining how this fits in the context of the work that we do. And in the process of doing it, we owed a greater level of transparency to the people of Cook County."
    Posted by: Fred || 03/12/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under:

    #1  She covered it up. Of course she was being transparent. If something is transparent, you *can't see it*. Don't people use dictionaries any more?
    Posted by: Herb McCoy || 03/12/2020 4:11 Comments || Top||

    #2  She needs to be charged next.
    Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 03/12/2020 5:54 Comments || Top||

    #3  That $10,000 payoff didn't go far enough?
    Posted by: Skidmark || 03/12/2020 10:05 Comments || Top||

    #4  Hmmm. A trans-parent..Would that be Mom or Dad or both?
    Posted by: Warthog || 03/12/2020 10:22 Comments || Top||

    #5  If the hoax caused fear in the black community he should be tried as if it is a race crime. If not, then we should reconsider race crimes entirely.
    Posted by: rjschwarz || 03/12/2020 10:44 Comments || Top||

    #6  A cute black girl built a career on being cute AND black. And then she stopped exercising & dieting.
    Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/12/2020 11:16 Comments || Top||

    #7  In her interview with Joravsky last week, Foxx expressed disappointment that it’s been a year since the Smollett incident happened

    If the incident had been real (or not proven fake) would she still be using this same "move on" rhetoric?

    Like hell.
    Posted by: charger || 03/12/2020 16:06 Comments || Top||

    Bernie Sanders, all washed up
    [AMERICANTHINKER] Have the Miami Cubans saved America from socialism?

    Sure looks like it. Sanders was on the top of the heap in the Democratic presidential race ... right until he made remarks praising Fidel Castro on 60 Minutes, At that point, Democrats started consolidating like little tin soldiers behind Joe Foreign Policy Whiz Kid Biden
    ...The former Senator-for-Life from Delaware, an example of the kind of top-notch Washington intellect to be found in the World's Greatest Deliberative Body...
    , the South Carolina primary gave Biden a solid win, and the Sanders bubble seems to have popped. But the slide downward seems to have been initiated when Florida's Latinos, many of them refugees from socialist hellholes such as Cuba, as well as Cuba's satellites such as Nicaragua and Venezuela
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    Posted by: Fred || 03/12/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under:

    #1  I'd still like to see him debate Joe head to head. I'd like to see which one melts down first.
    Posted by: Abu Uluque || 03/12/2020 15:12 Comments || Top||

    #2  Joe is fine with where Bernie wants to take us; he just wants to go at a slower rate and with a different faction as the ruling class.
    Posted by: charger || 03/12/2020 16:08 Comments || Top||

    Detroit auto worker on 'disturbing' confrontation with Biden: 'He was digging a hole'
    [WASHINGTONEXAMINER] The bankrupt, increasingly impoverished, reliably Democrat, Detroit
    ... ruled by Democrats since 1962. A city whose Golden Age included the Purple Gang...
    auto worker whom Joe Foreign Policy Whiz Kid Biden
    ...The former Senator-for-Life from Delaware, an example of the kind of top-notch Washington intellect to be found in the World's Greatest Deliberative Body...
    called "full of shit" responded to the former vice president's attack, saying their conversation was "disturbing."

    "I thought I was pretty articulate and respectful," Jerry Wayne said Wednesday on Fox & Friends about his interaction with Biden. "I didn’t try to raise any ‐ any feathers. And he kind of just went off the deep end. I saw that he was digging a hole. And I just kind of let him talk for a while to dig the hole."

    Biden launched his profane criticism of Wayne on Tuesday after the auto worker argued that the 2020 Democrat wants to take away his guns.

    "You’re full of shit," Biden told him. "I support the Second Amendment."

    Wayne told Fox News that the former Delaware senator should not try to restrict firearms if he wants to win the 2020 presidential election.

    "He doesn’t need to touch anybody’s weapon at all. What we need to do is, we need to concentrate on teaching people how to respect firearms and how to use them, not take them away," he said.

    The interaction came after Biden promised last week to put former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke;
    ...Kennedyeque businessman, musician, skateboard artiste, and politician who represented Texas' 16th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 2013 to 2019. Beto is a Latino nickname for people whose names end in "erto," like "Roberto" or "Alberto." He is seeking the Dem nomination for President in 2020 because he has nice hair and lots of teeth. He was born into a local political family in El Paso, Texas and is a graduate of a prep school and Columbia University, which is not in Texas. In 2005, he was elected to the El Paso City Council. He was elected to Congress in 2012 after defeating eight-term incumbent Silvestre Reyes in the Democratic primary. He declined to seek re-election in 2018, instead running for the Senate against Republican Ted Cruz, running a campaign that drew national attention because of his skateboarding skills. A few months after he lost, he announced his campaign for President...
    , who ended his own White House bid in November, in charge of gun reform. O'Rourke has made controversial remarks on guns, including saying, "Hell yes, we're going to take your AR-15, your AK-47."
    Posted by: Fred || 03/12/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10796 views] Top|| File under:

    #1  I saw that he was digging an a-hole.


    "You’re full of shit," Biden told him. "I support the Second Amendment."

    "For my bodyguards."

    Posted by: charger || 03/12/2020 19:53 Comments || Top||

    Home Front: Culture Wars
    Mara Gay: The Backlash To My Math Mistake Was Racist
    [Hot Air] - Last Thursday a clip of MSNBC host Brian Williams and NY Times editorial board author Mara Gay went viral on social media. The reason it went viral is that it was utterly cringe-worthy watching two highly paid adults (plus the unseen producers of this show) struggle and fail to do 3rd grade math:
    Making fun of a mistake by 6 orders of magnitude (1,000,000) is not racist it's species-ist. That is, IMO, you (and Brian Williams) are monkeys.

    Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/12/2020 04:10 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10800 views] Top|| File under:

    #1  When everything is racist, the racist is scowling back at you from the mirror.
    Posted by: Elmaigum Black3989 || 03/12/2020 5:22 Comments || Top||

    #2  Sorry dear, you've now shown the real racist is the one you see in the mirror. You think skin color is protection against ridicule that one regardless of race is subject to for such public behavior.
    Posted by: Procopius2k || 03/12/2020 7:37 Comments || Top||

    #3  Whew - at least it wasn't racist, sexist and misogynistic!
    Posted by: Raj || 03/12/2020 7:44 Comments || Top||

    #4  Math antagonists, they're the worst!
    Posted by: Skidmark || 03/12/2020 7:46 Comments || Top||

    #5  Well inside the order of error of climatology.
    Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 03/12/2020 9:15 Comments || Top||

    #6  Folks are laughing at liberal math, not at race. But liberals have no sense of humor and one card to play.
    Posted by: rjschwarz || 03/12/2020 10:43 Comments || Top||

    #7  When a deck has 52,000,000 cards.
    Posted by: swksvolFF || 03/12/2020 11:51 Comments || Top||

    #8  Her response to our backlash is racist! Some of my best friends are black females but they can do MATH! The stupid-fu is strong with this one.
    I've run out of cliches, sorry.
    Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 03/12/2020 11:56 Comments || Top||

    #9  not pointing her error out to her because she is black

    that would be rascist
    Posted by: lord garth || 03/12/2020 12:47 Comments || Top||

    #10  Isn't math itself racist?
    Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 03/12/2020 12:51 Comments || Top||

    #11  Stop digging, idiot.
    Posted by: Regular joe || 03/12/2020 13:02 Comments || Top||

    #12  #10 - they like the long division
    Posted by: Frank G || 03/12/2020 13:21 Comments || Top||

    #13  OK, so you failed the math portion of the test. Let's see you throw a Molotov.

    Note: The spider-killing and jar-opening portions of the exam have been postponed due to the global pandemic.
    Posted by: SteveS || 03/12/2020 13:46 Comments || Top||

    #14  In the past when someone did/said something stupid they' disappear from the public eye in shame for a short while until people forgot, a little.

    Now they double-down on the stupid.
    Posted by: rjschwarz || 03/12/2020 14:21 Comments || Top||

    #15  Jeez, cultural appropriation in every direction, as far as the eye can see...

    The council took time out to fume, ere it
    Issued a ruling: "Don't humour it!
    Who said it could pillage
    Our poor little village,
    This monkey that made itself numerate?"
    "Now, on to the matter of this ridiculous proposal from those stupid slavers. Boy, are they dumb! We got monkeys around here smarter than them. I move we hold out for two beads per slave." "Second the motion."
    Posted by: Cluling Jease4650 || 03/12/2020 20:40 Comments || Top||

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