Monday, June 15, 2020

How living through coronavirus has changed the lives of 10 Americans

Patrick Hutchinson, the black man seen carrying an injured white man to safety during a chaotic scene at protests in London, tells CNN he did it to avoid catastrophe.

University of Washington IHME new forecast: Over 200,000 Americans dead from coronavirus by October 1

Many people dealing with tear gas are just sitting in their homes, not even participating in protests. It has seeped into homes and businesses, where it can contaminate food, clothing and furniture.

Larry Kudlow says record number of coronavirus cases in some states is something we’re going to have to get “used to,” adds that Trump is “disinclined” to recommend the re-closing of state economies even if cases spike

Pretty clear signal that America should vote Trump out. President @JoeBiden will reaffirm our alliances around the world and return us to global leadership.

The CARES Act created a $500 billion corporate bailout fund with limited oversight. That’s outrageous. Our #StopCOVIDCorruption bill ends conflicts, empowers IGs & watchdogs, protects whistleblowers, & requires transparency & accountability for bailout recipients.

BREAKING: We now know more about exactly why FDA pulled the emergency use authorization of HCQ/CQ— not only its lack of effectiveness, but apparently it also REDUCES THE EFFECTIVENESS of anti-COVID19 drug Remdesivir! Negative drug interaction killed HCQ.

TODAY: "Tulsa County sees highest single-day increase in coronavirus cases since pandemic began"

Police have proven quite popular on the video-sharing social networking service, dancing to rap songs and helping the community. But all is not as it seems.

Daily Beast: Trump touted the economy's COVID resilience while his top aide dumped his stocks. Former Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney sold up to $550,000 in securities the same day that his boss declared that the "economy is doing fantastically."

The body of Black Lives Matter activist Oluwatoyin Salau has been found a week after she went missing, Tallahassee police confirm

For the umtpeenth time, Germany does not owe NATO any money. There's a guideline on percent of GDP a country is expected to spend on the military they are supposed to meet by (checks notes) 2024.

Vice President Mike Pence blatantly lied to reporters about the trajectory of COVID-19 cases in Oklahoma, where President Trump is scheduled to hold a large campaign rally on Saturday

CORRECTION: Wealth management firm Raymond James has fired Robert Larkin after he & his wife, LaFace cosmetics CEO Lisa Alexander confronted, then called police, on a Filipino-American man, James Juanillo, for writing #BLACKLIVESMATTER in chalk on his OWN property in San Fran

Pence on why Trump picked OK for first rally? “They’ve flattened the curve” ... via pooler

The Supreme Court Won’t Strike Down Gun Control Laws—for Now

Top Tulsa health official and newspaper beg Trump not to hold his plague rally

Opinion: Trump has finally lost control of his narrative. Voters are ready to see him canceled.

Albuquerque, New Mexico, will establish a new civilian public safety department to replace police in responding to non-violent 911 calls, Mayor Tim Keller announced

America faces huge challenges, but @senatemajldr fixates on confirming bogus judges backed by dark money apparatus funded by Republican donor interests. Slimy enough? It’s time to #StopWalker, #StopWilson, and stop special interest influence over our courts.

My friend @ejeancarroll, who Trump raped in a dressing room 2 decades ago, is fighting to keep NY jurisdiction for her defamation lawsuit against him. E. Jean says Trump can’t avoid NY jurisdiction because he recently confirmed he still lives in the state

‘Bikers For Trump' Say They Are Not Going To Seattle's CHAZ

President Trump on the coronavirus pandemic, according to the pool: "If we stop testing right now, we’d have very few cases, if any."

As polls show @SenJoniErnst facing challenges in Iowa, VP Pence is heading there on Tuesday for an official visit... the state is emerging as a key 2020 battleground

What an indictment of our leadership.

Months before the FDA issued their Emergency Use Authorization for hydroxychloroquine, which it revoked today, I warned the medical community not to use human beings as guinea pigs with untested drugs without evidence. Many doctors did so anyway, and they must face consequences.

Russian state TV pundit: “For us, this is a very useful period. Let’s be straightforward about it, the weakening of the United States is very beneficial for us.”

Not good enough. We don't need discussion; we need the data.

Ted Cruz challenges actor Ron Perlman to wrestle Jim Jordan after feud with Matt Gaetz

Far right “counterprotestor” falls in London, getting violently kicked by the crowd, possible fatality. Patrick Hutchinson, whom he came down there to abuse, picked him up and carried him to safety

Paul Whelan Isn’t a Spy, and Putin Knows It

Journalist partially blinded while covering protests: There's no way they could have mistaken me for anything but press

In Beijing, officials have come around to support 4 more years of Trump

Trump v. Simon & Schuster? The admin "is expected to file a lawsuit in federal court seeking an injunction" to block John Bolton's book "from being released in its current form," ABC reports.

Old enough to remember Kavanaugh refused to say whether he agreed with the SCOTUS decision ruling LGBTQ couples have a constitutional right to marry.

As you scream "Law & Order," sir, I'm one step closer to getting your DNA. Today my attorney, @kaplanrobbie, filed a motion with the court showing that your phone call with the Governors bragging "I live in Manhattan," PROVES you can't delay because you don't live in NY.

Trump’s niece to publish book with ‘harrowing’ revelations, report says

NEW: Democrats are asking major banks to provide reams of info on businesses who obtained PPP loans, attempting to circumvent a decision by Treasury not to provide the info.

Two private jet companies have received government bailout money. Jet Linx Aviation got $20 million. Clay Lacy Aviation got $27 million. Both are owned or founded by Trump donors.

NEWS: The Supreme Court has refused to hear several cases involving a legal doctrine known as "qualified immunity," which makes it difficult to sue police for serious misconduct.

U.S. Citizen Paul Whelan Sentenced To 16 Years For Spying By Russian Court. Whelan is a Trump supporter. Trump didn't lift a finger to help him.

Inspectors general warn Congress that Trump administration is blocking scrutiny of bailout programs as uproar over small business disclosure intensifies

When Trump was on the Hill in May, I asked him about FDA’s warning and why it’s OK for him to promote the drug when he’s not a doctor. “I’ve worked with doctors,” he said, calling a study a “Trump enemy statement” and saying “I think it gives you an additional level of safety”

Brett Kavanaugh, Clarence Thomas, and Samuel Alito hate gay people so much they think it’s okay for them to be fired and forced to go hungry and live homeless on the streets simply for being gay. How scary it is that such bigots sit on the Supreme Court. Please vote in November.

Republicans Are Breaking From Trump Like We’ve Never Seen via @forbes

Maria Ressa was convicted in the Philippines yesterday for doing her job. As Amal Clooney wrote, the message to other journalists is “Keep quiet, or you’ll be next.” We must fiercely protest attacks on the press. They are attacks on democracy.

Breaking via Politico: The FDA has withdrawn emergency use authorizations for hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine — coronavirus treatments promoted by Trump — amid concerns about their safety and effectiveness

I tell you what teddy boy, since mentioning jim jordan and wrestling is... problematic, why don’t we say fuck him and just make it you & me. I’ll give 50k to Black Lives Matter and you can keep all the tax payer money you were thinking of spending.

Fuck Brett Kavanaugh

BREAKING: In historic decision, Supreme Court rules Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, also applies to gay or transgender people.

Supreme Court says gay, transgender workers are protected by federal law forbidding discrimination on the basis of sex

Dr. Anthony Fauci has warned that vacationers across the pond shouldn't expect travel restrictions to the U.S. to lift anytime soon.

A black pastor was arrested after he called 911 alleging an assault and threats. The sheriff has apologized.

Investment bank Raymond James has fired a San Francisco associate after he was identified in a viral video that showed a white couple confronting a man writing “Black Lives Matter” on his own property

A reminder that US Senator Ted Cruz is defending a lawmaker who has been credibly accused of being complicit in the sexual abuse of wrestlers from Ohio State.

This is actually on

Prince Andrew Won't Speak to DOJ Unless He's Offered "an Olive Branch"

A reminder that US Senator Ted Cruz is defending a lawmaker who has been credibly accused of being complicit in the sexual abuse of wrestlers from Ohio State.

Mary Trump never forgave him. It would be karma if Trump's evil 1999 decision to end health insurance for his own grandnephew -- who suffered from seizures and later developed cerebral palsy -- resulted in the final nail in his political coffin in 2020.

So powerful

I don't know Molly. Isn't it refreshing to see Ted Cruz flash into view when NOT curled up at Trump's feet, purring at his treasons? Though it does suggest Cruz believes, when this is over, he can shake off his loathsome cowardice like a dog coming in from the rain. That's cute.

As mask-less New Yorkers crowd outside bars, Cuomo threatens to shut the city back down

Nationwide, 30% to 50% of meatpacking employees were absent last week, said Mark Lauritsen, a vice president at the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union

.@JonLemire reports on @Morning_Joe that campaign officials were quite aware their rally was scheduled for Juneteenth. They just underestimated the blowback

European officials have warned Israel that unilateral annexation of West Bank land may cost it lucrative EU science research grants

So minority actors—who have higher risk of serious #COVID19 and death—can perform “community service” by RISKING THEIR LIVES if they attend @realDonaldTrump’s stupid rally

Fox's Dan Bongino goes on a hysterical, screaming rant about the Seattle protests: "What comes next, the guillotine inside there? I mean, this is really insane! Somebody's gotta do something! ... This fight's coming to your front door. To every single person watching."

Fox's Dan Bongino suggests that the cop who killed Rayshard Brooks with two gunshots in the back had no choice but to shoot him.

Mary Trump, 55, the daughter of Fred Trump Jr. and eldest grandchild of Fred Trump Sr., is scheduled to release Too Much And Never Enough on Aug. 11, just weeks before the Republican National Convention

A Black pastor who called 911 after being attacked by this white family was arrested. Pastor Leon McCray said he "was handcuffed in front of my assaulters," and "they waved at me as I go down the road. Do you know how disturbing that is?"

GOP candidates balance pros, cons of running with Trump

US Air Force fighter jet from RAF Lakenheath has crashed in North Sea, during training mission

GOP senator defends Trump’s Tulsa rally as health official warns it’s "a huge risk factor" amid coronavirus spike

In a show of military might, Turkey’s air force conducted one of its biggest airstrikes against Kurdish separatists in northern Iraq

Beyoncé call for justice Breonna Taylor in open letter to Kentucky AG.

Benjamin Netanyahu is on trial for accepting gifts from wealthy friends. But that hasn't stopped him from seeking another gift to pay for his multimillion-dollar legal defense, AP reports

Robert Fuller was found hanging from a tree in Palmdale, CA & the police automatically ruled it a suicide. His story is getting no media coverage. They are attempting to link it to COVID-19 & mental illness. Black men don't hang themselves from trees. Demand investigations.

Police have sometimes responded to protests against police brutality with even more brutality in the form of violent crackdowns, mass arrests, and the use of tear gas and pepper spray

Two Black men were found hanging from trees in California in the last 2 weeks... Authorities are calling them suicides. What Black man do you know who hangs himself from a tree? These are lynchings. Not "modern day lynchings," old school ones.#RobertFuller#MalcolmHarsch

D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham said that his agency "learned via police communications that force was going to be used to clear the protesters just moments after he and other officials were told that Trump would be walking to the church." ergo: the WH narrative is bullshit.

Postal delays and mistakes have marred primary voting, and after years of budget cuts and plant closures, mail delivery has slowed so much that ballot deadlines in many states are no longer realistic.

.@tedcruz, do you *really* want to bring up @Jim_Jordan's wrestling career to @perlmutations?

Don't be fooled into thinking Republicans are split over Trump

Salmon is taken off supermarket shelves in major Chinese cities as imported fish is linked to a new outbreak of coronavirus cases

COVID 19 is the worst disease process I’ve ever worked with in my 8 years as an ICU nurse. When they say “recovered” they don’t tell you that that means you may need a lung transplant. Or that you may come back after d/c with a massive heart attack or stroke bc COVID makes

American Paul Whelan, held in Russia on spy charges, expected Monday

The venue @realDonaldTrump is holding his rally at has canceled every other event in June because of the coronavirus.

Day 535: #PaulWhelan sentenced to 16 years in a labor camp. US Amb. John Sullivan calls it "a mockery of justice". We hope the @RealDonaldTrump Administration will now take action to bring Paul home.

Ex-US marine Paul Whelan sentenced to 16 years hard labour on spying charges in Russia

A death sentence.

Arizona governor won't require mask use as coronavirus cases spike, says people need to "learn to live" with virus

HK’s secretary of justice stated yesterday it’s “impractical” to apply common law principles, bedrock of HK law, to the national security law that will govern Hong Kong. Everything, from presumption of innocence to retroactive punishment, now in doubt?

Hong Kong Disneyland, closed for five months due to Covid-19, is ready to reopen, Disney should be boycotted for ignoring Hong Kong's rightful struggle for democracy.

An 'alarming' exodus: public health officials fighting coronavirus depart amid growing threats, nonstop work

Why is a sitting United States Senator trying to arrange a fight between a congressman and an actor while constituents are dying in a pandemic?

USFK Memo prohibiting the Confederate Battle Flag: Effective immediately, the Confederate Battle Flag or its depiction within USFK installation work places, common-access areas, public areas, building exteriors, personal clothing or vehicle bumper stickers is NOT authorized.

Bill Barr is clearly abusing his power, taking personal orders from the president, rather than acting in a way that serves the American people. He needs to resign.

.@realDonaldTrump Your wife (the third one) tweeted Happy Birthday - to the U.S. Army. But not to you. Everything OK at home?

Patrick Hutchinson, the black man seen carrying an injured white man to safety during a chaotic scene at protests in London on Saturday told CNN he did it to avoid catastrophe.

Trump's niece will reveal in an upcoming book, according to The Daily Beast, that she played a critical role helping the NYT print startling revelations about Trump's taxes, including how he was involved in 'fraudulent' tax schemes.

San Francisco police officers will be replaced with trained, unarmed professionals to respond to calls for help on noncriminal matters involving mental health, the homeless, school discipline and neighbor disputes, as part of a new wave of police reforms.

So Mary Trump is apparently going to detail, among other things, Donald and Rosemary (his sister) *cutting off medical benefits* for their great-nephew with cerebral retaliation for her and her brother challenging their grandfather’s will

Very worried for Texas, Arizona, NC, and SC. In addition, Florida and Alabama and Arkansas also having resurgences potentially. These are also states with governors loyal to the WH, thus I anticipate they have less political will to do lockdown or aggressive mask campaign.

Does Donald Trump pay everyone who attends his events or...??

Biden's VP list narrows: Have worked with Susan Rice and followed her over the years. She is a brilliant Rhodes Scholar. Stanford grad. PhD with distinction Oxford. Nat Sec Advisor. UN AMB. Ready to serve as President if picked as VP.

Hmmmm. Why do I feel like there has been a transfer of rubles?

Mary Trump, Donald Trump’s Niece, Is Writing a Tell-All Book That Details How She Leaked Trump’s Tax Papers to the NYT

The niece, in the printing press, with a tax return.

Amy McGrath: I am running for Senate to ensure Kentuckians' voices are heard in D.C.

So, we’ve had other things to worry about, but the monstrous policy being enacted by Stephen Miller on immigration isn’t one we should let slide

Steve Hilton comes out against Confederate statues, Columbus statues, Confederate named military bases, and says Juneteenth should be a federal holiday

A cosmetics company CEO has apologized for threatening to call police on a Filipino man who was stenciling “Black Lives Matter” in chalk at a home in a wealthy San Francisco neighborhood. It was his own home, and video of the encounter went viral.

Sir, you are in such a fever of excitement, you've forgotten that you paid-off half the women to stay silent.

Lost in the news cycle: allegations that 4,500 detained children at the border have been subject to physical or sexual abuse. Who's paying attention?

Biden's VP list narrows: Have worked with Susan Rice and followed her over the years. She is a brilliant Rhodes Scholar. Stanford grad. PhD with distinction Oxford. Nat Sec Advisor. UN AMB. Ready to serve as President if picked as VP.

Does Donald Trump pay everyone who attends his events or...??

Police killings prompt evaluation of laws allowing deadly force

NEW🚨 Top law enforcement officials were shocked watching Park Police drive protesters out of Lafayette Square, and dispute AG Barr claim their removal was always the plan and unrelated to Prez photo op

NEW: Mary Trump, Donald Trump’s Niece, Is Set To Publish A Tell-All This Summer – and will reveal she was a primary source for The New York Times’ investigation into Trump’s taxes supplying Fred Trump Sr.'s tax returns to the paper

NEW VIDEO #WeakPresident

This means that the racist asshole uncle in Mary Trump’s life...was Donald. Revealed: The Family Member Who Turned on Trump

The Tulsa Health Department Director is urging Trump to cancel his rally due to rising coronavirus cases in the city

Fifty-four scientists have lost their jobs as a result of NIH probe into foreign ties

Soooo, can I please point out an inexplicable prosecutorial inconsistency? DOJ prosecutors are still going after Mike Flynn’s criminal business partner, Bijan Rafiekian. In their latesest brief, prosecutors say Flynn is a co-conspirator in . . .

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