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Easter Blasphemy Inside the Oval Office

by Oui Sat Apr 11th, 2020 at 09:47:01 AM EST

A message from Satan ... the Trump madness at Easter ... let this be a warning to all Americans! Murky, murkier, murkiest. Not grabbing pussy in the White House? Time to leave this role, it's not befitting the House for this Nation's Greatest Leaders ... the Playacting President of right-wing white supremacists losing it. His burial with be in November 2020. Lifting the curtain for this charade of the Republican party, may their loss in U.S. Congress be of the same proportion as how the predicted pandemic decimated the elderly and less fortunate this year. Defeat this capitalism of doom and take the wealth preaching pastors along with it to hell. After 9/11 under Bush first term,  Katrina disaster in 2005, the bank- and financial crisis of 2008-09, austerity lashing out, inequality on the increase and the techno giants of Silicon Valley with greed over people and democracy.

The world may not return to the old "normal". Take the destiny into your hands and defeat Trump this election against all odds of manipulation, propaganda and disinformation. Enough of the LIES and incompetence.

This simple remark triggered my interest to look into this christian [What's In A Name?] pastor. "Prayer for a thriving economy" in an Easter message of hope for a devastated nation, suffering an immense health pandemic. There will never be a return to normal as lives have been cut short. "Herd immunity" ... delay in preparation for the coming pandemic predicted over  a decade ago. Profit before people's welfare. The roaring years of a stock market boom ... on whom will Trump and his minions in Congress blame their misfortune and how to confuse cause and effect to sell it during the coming presidential campaign.

Inviting the black bigot pastor to deliver this message is a blasphemy of Jesus Christ and his first principle: "Love Thy Neighbour As Thyself."

Harry Jackson and Donald Trump are about selfishness, greed and welfare for the wealthy because they are targets of god's grace. Pure heresy of Christian Faith of People of Good Will as laid down in the foundation of Bethlehem. Israel and the Palestinian religious sites are all SHUT DOWN.

More below the fold ...


Remarks by President Trump at Easter Blessing with Bishop Harry Jackson

THE PRESIDENT:  Well, thank you very much.  On this Good Friday, Christians from all around the world remember the suffering and death upon the cross of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  At Easter Sunday, we will celebrate his glorious resurrection.

At this holy time, our nation is engaged in a battle like never before -- the invisible enemy.  Our brave doctors, nurses, and responders -- first responders, responders of all -- are fighting to save lives.  Our workers are racing to deliver critical medical supplies.  Our best scientists are working around the clock to develop lifesaving therapeutics, and I think they're doing really well in doing so.  Our people are making tremendous sacrifices to end this pandemic.

Though we will not be able to gather together with one another as we normally would on Easter, we can use this sacred time to focus on prayer, reflection, and growing in our personal relationship with God.  So important.  

With God On His Side

From the archives: Before he was John McCain's spiritual adviser, Rod Parsley rose to power via his controversial "Word of Faith" doctrine and his support for Ohio's gay marriage ban.

When Zell Miller took the stage at one of Ohio's largest "megachurches" last August, there was no talk of spitballs or duels, but there was plenty of rhetoric about soldiers and war. As the featured speaker at both a regular Sunday-evening church service and a political rally for about 1,300 pastors the following morning, the former Georgia senator wasn't talking about gun-toting soldiers bringing democracy to the Middle East. Instead, to the delight of thousands of congregants at the World Harvest Church in Columbus, Miller spoke of Bible-toting Christian soldiers bringing theocracy to America.

The apostate Democrat came to Ohio as the special guest of televangelist Rod Parsley, a rising star of the Christian right who was lifted from political obscurity onto the national stage for his role in mobilizing voters in favor of his state's gay-marriage ban last year. Parsley, a Bible-college dropout who claims to have begun his evangelical career in his parents' backyard by preaching to a tiny congregation nearly 20 years ago, now boasts a 12,000-member church with affiliated schools offering education from preschool through college; a daily television program, Breakthrough, seen on the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) and other fundamentalist-Christian television outlets; a 2,000-member fellowship of affiliated churches; and a political organization, the Orwellian-sounding Center for Moral Clarity. But Parsley, who is hailed by the theocratic Christian right as a model of virtue and a representative of "values voters," has been questioned by congregants and even his own family about his church governance and secretive fund-raising practices.

"Probably President Bush would not be in office today had it not been for him," said Bishop Harry Jackson, a black pastor from the Washington, D.C., suburbs and a fellow rising star in the religious right. A registered Democrat who said that he and Parsley share the same theological and political viewpoint, Jackson runs the High Impact Leadership Coalition, which promotes its "Black Contract With America on Moral Values." That effort has led Jackson into alliance with the Arlington Group, a coalition of the Christian-right political elite with which Parsley is also a∞liated. According to Jackson, Parsley's style of preaching is "very, very user-friendly to African Americans," which may explain why the white pastor has a congregation that is 40-percent black. Jackson also maintained that Parsley's work with Ohio Secretary of State J. Kenneth Blackwell, as a "black and white team" campaigning for the gay-marriage ban in churches across Ohio, created the "ricochet effect" of bringing out voters for George W. Bush in 2004.

Male and misconception

Preachers confront 'last taboo': Condemning greed amid Great Recession | CNN Belief Blog - 2011 |

Bishop Harry Jackson is a former college middle linebacker who can still hit hard.

He once described same-sex marriage as a satanic plot to destroy the family, called on Republicans to get "political Viagra" and said African-Americans needed to abandon what he called the Gospel of Victimization.

Jackson is not shy about stirring up controversy, but he stops short when it comes to preaching about greed. The Maryland bishop said he encourages his congregation to get through the Great Recession by saving and sharing. But he doesn't want to alienate well-off members by talking about what's behind the nation's economic woes.

"I've got to watch it," said Jackson, pastor at Hope Christian Church in Beltsville, Maryland. "I could get into some big teaching on greed, but the reality is that a lot of that teaching may wind up creating anti-economic-growth and anti-capitalism concepts (in people's minds). ... I always talk about personal responsibility so we don't get into the blame game."

The Great Recession is more than an economic crisis. It has become a spiritual dilemma for some of the nation's pastors and their parishioners, religious leaders say.

Three years after an implosion of the nation's financial system helped push the country into its worst economic nosedive since the Great Depression, pastors are still trying to figure out how to address people's fears from the pulpit.

But first they have to deal with their own fears, some pastors and scholars say.

Though millions of Americans are angry over the economy, little moral outrage seems to be coming from the nation's pulpit, they say. Too many pastors opt for offering pulpit platitudes because they are afraid parishioners will stop giving money if they hear teachings against greed, said the Rev. Robin R. Meyers, senior minister of Mayflower Congregational United Church of Christ in Oklahoma City.

New Report Examines Political Activities of Bishop Harry Jackson, Face of the Religious Right's Outreach to African Americans | Common Dreams - April 2009 |

A new report released today by People For the American Way Foundation examines the political activities of Bishop Harry Jackson, who has emerged as the leading African American voice of the Religious Right political movement.

The Maryland-based Jackson, who helped organize religious leaders to back anti-gay ballot initiatives in 2008, is now waging a campaign in the District of Columbia against the Council's move toward marriage equality.  He is hosting an anti-marriage rally in D.C. on Tuesday, April 28.  He also continues to fight federal hate crimes legislation.  

Harry Jackson: Point Man for the Wedge Strategy

The report, which draws on first-person visits to Jackson appearances
as well as published reports, includes extensive links to Jackson video
appearances available online.  Among the items of interest:

   

    ►After Jackson
        told Christians in 2004 that God had told him to campaign for George W.
        Bush's reelection, Religious Right leaders invited him into their inner
        circles and helped him launch the High Impact Leadership Coalition, a vehicle
        for his public appearances.

        ►In 2008, Jackson
        appeared on television and in an ad produced by a right-wing organization
        trying to convince Black Christians not to vote for Barack Obama.
        In 2006 he campaigned for Republican candidates Ken Blackwell and Michael
        Steele. He gets political mileage out of describing himself as a
        "registered Democrat" but has said that's largely to deflect
        criticism in his home state of Maryland.

       ► Jackson is
        harshly critical of traditional civil rights leaders and organizations like the
        NAACP and the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, accusing them of selling
        out African American families by supporting LGBT equality.

Also a reason why black South Carolina easily defeated Bernie Sanders and pushed Joe Biden into his seat for the presidential candidacy for conservative Democrats of America.

Joe Biden Delivers A Decisive Blow to Bernie Sanders

On the Campaign Trail Over Dead Bodies of Thousands of Americans

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Some names I will never forget writing on political blogs since the fall of 2004 ... alliance of Black preachers with one Ken Blackwell from Ohio!?

Ken Blackwell's Disgraceful Election Machinations | City Beat - 2004 |

Lo and behold, these guys return in a more powerful position on "Voters Rights"... that's the State Of Democracy In America Today! Just Horrific.

Ken Blackwell defends his work on Trump's Election Integrity Commission, past work in Ohio | Cleveland News - 2017 |

In May, President Donald Trump appointed Blackwell to serve on a Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity -- which critics denounce as a way for Trump to ply his proofless theory that millions of illegal votes in last year's presidential election diminished the size of his victory.

Serving on the committee has made Blackwell the target of renewed claims that he tried to disenfranchise voters when he was Ohio's top election official. Blackwell, a former boxer who wrestled a bear for charity during his days as Cincinnati mayor, is vigorously fighting such claims on social media and in television interviews.

"If smear was art, @latimes and @kurtisalee would be in the same league as da Vinci," Blackwell posted on Twitter, after a Los Angeles Times piece recalled a long-ago kerfuffle over the Ohio Secretary of State's office accidentally revealing people's Social Security numbers on its website.

The Bogus Voter-Fraud Commission Is Dead, but activists fear new DHS push | The Guardian - Jan. 2018 |

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by Oui on Sat Apr 11th, 2020 at 11:30:23 AM EST
From a diary and post here @EuroTrib in 2006 ...

Three Peas In A Pulpit
Gerrymandering the Ohio Congressional District Map

And over @BooMan, Renee In Ohio covered him extensively ...

If you've ever told me "Blackwell will steal it"...

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by Oui on Sat Apr 11th, 2020 at 12:29:58 PM EST
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He is getting better at reading from his teleprompter.
by asdf on Sat Apr 11th, 2020 at 02:38:33 PM EST
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Yep, a challenging feat to repair the damage done to America.

Two years ago, a comparison ...

This year's quote:

    Almost 3,000 years ago, the Prophet Isaiah wrote these words: "Darkness covers the Earth...but the Lord rises upon you, and His glory appears over you...For the Lord will be your everlasting light."

Trump 2017 Christmas Message: What does the President's Book of Isaiah passage mean | Newsweek |

In a nutshell, the verse is about how God and his son's rule will strike down all greedy and dishonest governments on earth, making theirs the most powerful government to exist.

During his time in office, Trump has been praised for being a supporter of religion, allying himself with evangelicals. He has also been slammed for not obeying the 10 Commandments, including admitting to adultery, and alleged sexual misconduct.

Explainer: Trump and the politics of the Messiah

Undoubtedly on encouragement by Lindsey Graham, president Trump will advocate that Pontius Pilate must have been Chinese ... putting blame elsewhere and washing hands in innocence of neglect to keep America and its people safe!

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by Oui on Sat Apr 11th, 2020 at 03:36:44 PM EST
Xenophobia and Islamophobia Roots of Today's Triad of Evil



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by Oui on Thu Apr 16th, 2020 at 08:50:03 PM EST
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Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sat Apr 11th, 2020 at 06:32:51 PM EST
For those who don't know, "Mag-lev" Hogan announced a state of emergency 6 March. Over the proceeding weeks he's slowly come to grips with the theory, practice, and scope of quarantine, or state LOCKDOWN. One might say, his initial EOs were "liberal" and became more AUTHORITARIAN by incremental adjustment of exempted business. One curious example combining "essential" and "nonessential" functions in one is that of nonessential hospitality establishment (restaurant) permitted to deliver essential wine and spirits to HHs.

Imagine how disgruntled all houses of worship were, when on or about EO 3/20 "Mag-lev" limited ahh free assembly to 10 persons--notwithstanding close contacts in homeless shelters throughout the state lacking supplies to ahh mitigate either virus detection, transmission, or treatment. There were muted protests, some defiant congregations, patrols and swift closures (with or without citation, I couldn't say), but more likely than not NEW! policy of appointments-only for pastoral relief were "quietly" facilitated (See "itinerant preacher" of the DRC-Uganda border trade).

Let us note now, how the more savvy, affluent adapted P&E for "peak" season collections.

by Cat on Sun Apr 12th, 2020 at 12:17:25 AM EST
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For those who don't know, "Mag-lev" is the chairman, or president, of the National Governors' Association (nga.org). Cuomo is vice-president. I was much amused by Mag-lev's confidence in Corona Czar VP Rev. Mr Pence's organizational skill and "task force" teleconferences from the WH. Rather naive: As though a touchstone or a tic, he prefaced the first fortnight of executive decisions with reference to Pence advice. I might have mentioned that I believed "Mag-lev" influenced his peers to trust in states' rights and miracles of price clearing proposed from on high. This deference is not so pronounced now after a month's attempt to purchase medical goods on the open market with the measly $50M "response" earmarked in FY2020 budget, 6 March.

I've no idea how Cuomo's been financing NY state response but surmise from background chatter that ahh Albany systematically divested Medicaid and Medicare cost-sharing over his term. Here is one snap shot of Cuomo crisis management, 18 March, which predates the official collapse of the US labor market, measured in number of initial UI claims 28 March despite "liberal" promotion of tourism and ordinary commerce.

Hogan and Cuomo jointly announced today a demand from the odious $500B more "to meet the states' budgetary shortfalls" OR ELSE "states will have to confront the prospect of significant reductions" to health care... further.

by Cat on Sun Apr 12th, 2020 at 03:07:52 AM EST
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Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sat Apr 11th, 2020 at 06:36:54 PM EST
Holy, Holy, Holy!

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sun Apr 12th, 2020 at 03:50:11 PM EST
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So we're supposed to listen to the babbling of a narcissistic psychopath and the rantings of graduates of Uncle Billy-Bob's Baptist Bible College and Bar-Ba-Que or the measured drones of the International Pedophile Protection League* chatting up their Death Cult on the Anglo-Saxon goddess Oestra's Day of celebrating rebirth of life after winter?

Why?

(He asked)

* Commonly known as "The Roman Catholic Church)

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Sat Apr 11th, 2020 at 07:39:12 PM EST
by Cat on Sun Apr 12th, 2020 at 01:16:32 AM EST
The President's gut feeling and will rely for most profound decision on the metrics .... which or where??

Using his own 'metrics,' Trump says ending U.S. shutdown is biggest decision yet | Reuters |

Trump said the facts would determine the next move, though he reiterated his desire to re-open the economy. Asked what metrics he would use to make his judgment, he pointed at his forehead: "The metrics right here, that's my metrics."

Trump suggested the number of new infections was flattening and the death toll would be lower than initial projections of more than 100,000.



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by Oui on Sun Apr 12th, 2020 at 06:48:52 AM EST

Some may call such minds conspirational 😎

Geez ... destroy a nation with mass bombing and chemical warfare to be grateful 50 years later and considering Vietnamese "friends" ... says all about MAGA and a Communist nation based in Hanoi.

Republican who floated virus conspiracy says 'common sense has been my guide' | The. Guardian |

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by Oui on Sun Apr 12th, 2020 at 07:18:40 AM EST


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by Oui on Sun Apr 12th, 2020 at 07:32:20 AM EST
Interview end of January

Two months later ...



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by Oui on Sun Apr 12th, 2020 at 08:00:04 AM EST

Nothing but the very best facilities and specialists for our Prime Minister ... by doing his very best and survive, Boris does contribute to his policy of riding out the pandemic and his bit for herd immunity.  The Shepard slowly recovering ...

"I owe them my life": how Boris Johnson's illness shook him and the nation | The Guardian |

Three nurses add to rising numbers of NHS staff deaths

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by Oui on Sun Apr 12th, 2020 at 08:33:12 AM EST


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by Oui on Sun Apr 12th, 2020 at 01:09:55 PM EST

700 years before Coronavirus: Jewish life during the black death plague

Despite commonly held belief, we cannot say whether Jews died in greater or lesser numbers of the disease than they did of their neighbors. Many historians believe that halacha mandating hygiene practices like netilat yadayim (handwashing), quick burial of the dead, and tahara (ritual purity); and arvut hadadit, mutual responsibility among members of the community protected Jews - at least from death - by reducing the spread of disease. Halacha also contains strict rulings on isolation

during an epidemic like "When there is an epidemic in the town keep your feet inside your house (Bava Kamma 60b.)" or the Halacha's command against double-dipping: "One should not bite off a piece [of bread] in front of his fellow and put it into the bowl of food from which he eats (Masechet Derech Eretz)."

...
Most of the Jews who inhabited and survived the pogroms in Germany, Austria, France, and Switzerland emigrated to Poland, where King Casimir (Kazimierz) III displayed a tolerant policy toward Jews and other minorities.

Pale of Settlement: Catharina the Great

 

Negative Shocks and Mass Persecutions: Evidence from the Black Death

In this paper we study the Black Death persecutions (1347-1352) against Jews in order to shed light on the factors determining when a minority group will face persecution. We develop a theoretical framework which predicts that negative shocks increase the likelihood that minorities are scapegoated and persecuted.  By contrast, as the shocks become  more  severe,  persecution  probability  may  actually  decrease  if  there  are  eco-nomic complementarities between the majority and minority groups. We compile city-level data on Black Death mortality and Jewish persecution.  At an aggregate level we find that scapegoating led to an increase in the baseline probability of a persecution. However, at the city-level, locations which experienced higher plague mortality rates were less likely to engage in persecutions. Furthermore, persecutions were more likely in cities with a history of antisemitism (consistent with scapegoating) and less likely in  cities  where  Jews  played  an  important  economic  role  (consistent  with  inter-group complementarities).



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by Oui on Sun Apr 12th, 2020 at 01:40:45 PM EST
Prof. Ioannidis from Stanford ... using unreliable data making unreliable predictions ... these assumptions used by CNN's Fareed Zakaria ... one of the wordt reporters inimaginable 😖 to make even worse unreliable statements.

A fiasco in the making? As the coronavirus pandemic takes hold, we are making decisions without reliable data

The data collected so far on how many people are infected and how the epidemic is evolving are utterly unreliable.

This evidence fiasco creates tremendous uncertainty about the risk of dying from Covid-19. Reported case fatality rates, like the official 3.4% rate from the World Health Organization, cause horror -- and are meaningless. Patients who have been tested for SARS-CoV-2 are disproportionately those with severe symptoms and bad outcomes.

...
Projecting the Diamond Princess mortality rate

But since this estimate is based on extremely thin data -- there were just seven deaths among the 700 infected passengers and crew -- the real death rate could stretch from five times lower (0.025%) to five times higher (0.625%).

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If we assume that case fatality rate among individuals infected by SARS-CoV-2 is 0.3% in the general population -- a mid-range guess from my Diamond Princess analysis -- and that 1% of the U.S. population gets infected (about 3.3 million people), this would translate to about 10,000 deaths. This sounds like a huge number, but it is buried within the noise of the estimate of deaths from "influenza-like illness."

Thus the Stanford scientist summarizes all poor data and calls 10,000 deaths a real number.

Why does CNN use this faulty analysis on Easter Sunday ... what's your political agenda Fareed?



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by Oui on Sun Apr 12th, 2020 at 02:45:28 PM EST
by Oui on Sun Apr 12th, 2020 at 02:50:01 PM EST
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Outshining President Trump on daily press briefings and Trump said Fauci was rude to him on Easter Sunday ...

Next step?  😉 I think I'll fire him: "Fauci: You're OUT."

Trump Spends Easter Asking Confidants: 'What Do You Think of Fauci?' | Daily Beast |

At one point, the president even promoted a Twitter post calling for the firing of his top infectious-disease expert in the middle of a deadly pandemic--because he'd said something construed as rude to Trump.

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Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases--has urged a more cautious, patient approach, particularly on "reopening" the United States for business.

And so the doctor appeared to weigh on Trump's mind this Easter weekend.

"What do you think of Fauci?" the president repeatedly worked into his phone conversations over the past few days, the three sources said, as he pulsed his broader network of informal advisers, industry allies, and current staff on their opinions on the news of the day. At one point this weekend, Trump remarked that he's made Fauci a "star" ...

    Trump also spent a good chunk of Easter Sunday airing various other grievances on Twitter, his preferred social-media venue. Few of the posts were holiday-related. "The Opposition Party (Lamestream Media) and their partner, the Radical Left, Do Nothing Democrats, have put their political game plan in full swing. `Whether he is right or wrong, it doesn't matter. Criticize `Trump' for everything, and don't let the public see Biden. Hide him,'" Trump tweeted Sunday.

President Trump Played a Key Role in the Central Park Five Case. Here's the Real History Behind "When They See Us" | TIME |

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by Oui on Mon Apr 13th, 2020 at 09:36:28 AM EST

It's the Responsibility of the States, Not #Me

'We're not a shipping clerk': Trump tells governors to step up efforts to get medical supplies

Behind closed doors, Trump's coronavirus task force boosts industry and sows confusion

Jared Kushner and his shadow corona unit: what is Trump's son-in-law up to? | The Guardian |

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by Oui on Mon Apr 13th, 2020 at 07:52:08 PM EST
by Cat on Mon Apr 13th, 2020 at 10:32:01 PM EST
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by Cat on Wed May 13th, 2020 at 04:44:33 PM EST
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Evidently, DJT said something naughty, callous, or wtf.

As the disturbance in the farce of anti-AUTHORITARIANISM nears climax, Concerned Progressive Piratees for MORAL GUIDELINES entreat "The Dictator or The Decider" to usurp states' sovereignty and ahhh rights without benefit of remedy prescribed by their legislatures sine dei or ... even the sage scribblings of the DCCC in da HOUsE.

archived Thu Aug 29th, 2019

by Cat on Mon Apr 13th, 2020 at 11:34:18 PM EST
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How "to emerge", chile

by Cat on Tue Apr 14th, 2020 at 12:42:57 AM EST
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Ahhh .... thx for the update 😎

After achieving MAGA ... winning the Impeachment vote in a supportive U.S. Congress ... the Boss is immunized from any criticism and relies fully on his narcistic gut feeling and metrics pointing to the side of his head as ready to pull the trigger of a difficult decision ...

Trump's Ridiculous Behavior at Pandemic Briefings Baffles a Watching World | The Intercept |

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by Oui on Tue Apr 14th, 2020 at 10:57:41 AM EST
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So the world of RULE OF LAW is "baffled." m'k. That's not the word I would choose. As you know, I've settled with most ignorant, litigious.
by Cat on Tue Apr 14th, 2020 at 04:31:41 PM EST
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poking Americana, the "tree of liberty," Jerusalem, MOAB, "cold showers," etc.

< yawn >

I eagerly await the day that odious legislatures apply themselves to long neglected work of "healing" iniquities of their own design.

by Cat on Tue Apr 14th, 2020 at 05:22:54 PM EST
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President's name to be printed on relief checks
The Treasury Department has ordered President Donald Trump's name be printed on stimulus checks the Internal Revenue Service is rushing to send to tens of millions of Americans, a process that could slow their delivery by a few days, senior IRS officials said.
by das monde on Wed Apr 15th, 2020 at 07:47:50 AM EST
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buried within a tawdry EXPLANATION of U.S. Code, delegating authorities between executive and legislative bodies of fed gov, beside the "obscure" Defense Production Act is, at long last, reference to the National Emergencies Act (title, chapter, verse). Still waiting for press corpse revival of property rights in Youngstown. < yawn >

archived Mon Apr 6th, 2020

by Cat on Tue Apr 14th, 2020 at 04:27:21 PM EST
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Chinese travelers to Milan and environs during Februari - month of carnaval, Catholic feast, Mardi Gras, winter holiday in Switzerland, Italy, Austria for the better situated doctors, nurses, students - add  a few major events and one has a recipe of disaster ... turning into a global pandemic.

European travelers infected the North America route, U.S. has close ties with Israel and virus was forwarded to Putin's Moscow ...

Who to blame for a FAILED AMGA?

Right ... president will defund the WHO for failure to detect the coronavirus was NOT A DEMOCRATIC HOAX.

What a FAKE he is!

Riding it out ... a bit rougher than the ordinary flu ... ask Boris about his 48 critical hours in London's St. Thomas with best healthcare.

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by Oui on Wed Apr 15th, 2020 at 10:31:30 AM EST
Sorry, but it doesn't look like Chinese travellers brought it to Italy. It looks like somebody from China infected a German co-worker in Stockdorf (Germany) who in turn brought it to Italy. details.
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Wed Apr 15th, 2020 at 11:59:04 AM EST
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Patient "zero" in Italy

Coronavirus may have reached Italy from Germany, scientists say | Reuters - March 11, 2020 |

"The sequence closest to the base of the branch, which is the one that probably precedes the others, came from a person infected in Munich in all likelihood between Jan. 19-22," said Massimo Galli, head of the university research group and of the infectious-diseases department at Milan's Sacco hospital.

Galli added that the German patient had caught the virus after contacting someone who came from Shanghai.

Damn Germans ... and they refuse to cooperate with Corona Bonds ...

In the Netherlands the suspected "zero" patient was located in Loon op Zand ... much later blood samples were tested in a Tilburg hospital whete the virus had appeared a week earlier.

Year 2020 coronavirus pandemic in the Netherlands | Wikipedia |

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by Oui on Wed Apr 15th, 2020 at 12:39:26 PM EST
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Oui: Damn Germans ... and they refuse to cooperate with Corona Bonds ...

And how about Wopke Hoekstra?

Dutch try to calm north-south economic storm over coronavirus - Politico.eu

The Netherlands tried Friday to calm outrage in southern Europe over its stance on the economic response to the coronavirus after a Dutch minister's comments were branded "repugnant" by Portuguese Prime Minister António Costa.

In an unusually blunt rebuke to a fellow European Union member, Costa lashed out at Dutch Finance Minister Wopke Hoekstra after a tense videoconference with fellow EU national leaders on Thursday night. Spain also weighed in on Friday to publicly chide Hoekstra in a north-south quarrel that reopened wounds still raw from the eurozone debt crisis a decade ago.

The divide has crystalized in a debate over whether the European Union should issue so-called corona bonds -- a proposed, joint debt instrument which all member countries would guarantee. Nine countries including France, Spain, Italy and Portugal have backed the idea while Germany and the Netherlands have rejected it.

by Bernard on Wed Apr 15th, 2020 at 06:41:40 PM EST
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Wopke? Dutch policy ...

Dutch belief it can go alone ... global power ... good friend Trump ... good friend Theresa May Boris Johnson ... economy depends on commerce ... Schiphol Hub [-60%] and Rotterdam as Gateway to Rhine-Ruhr, Industrial Capital of Western Germany

Eurozone youth unemployment hits record high; Netherlands downgraded - as it happened | The Guardian - Nov. 2013 |

COVID-19: IMF expectation recession in Europe worse than in US and UK ...

IMF sees Dutch economy shrinking 7.5% this year, unemployment to hit 6.5%

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by Oui on Wed Apr 15th, 2020 at 07:59:52 PM EST
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Such Pollyannas! Is that a gleam in their eye, as they deliver this cheery prognosis?


'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty
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by Oui on Thu Apr 16th, 2020 at 04:23:16 AM EST
Money flowing in Trump's incumbent bid for reelection ...



Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.
by Oui on Thu Apr 16th, 2020 at 04:28:05 AM EST


Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.
by Oui on Fri Apr 24th, 2020 at 05:29:36 PM EST

Ahwrrr... 😡

Geez ... Biden just dropped ten points in favoritisme over Trump ...giving the incumbent a fighting chance this fall ... who owns the DNC??

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Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.

by Oui on Tue Apr 28th, 2020 at 08:05:11 PM EST


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