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  • Will Americans Submit to a Second Lockdown?

    05/19/2020 4:21:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 68 replies ^ | May 19, 2020 | Pat Buchanan
    On March 24, President Donald Trump said he wanted the country and the economy "opened up and just raring to go by Easter." Easter came and went. And Trump was mocked for being aspirational and unrealistic. Yet, with Ascension Thursday at hand, 40 days after Easter, the president seems to have been ahead of his time. The country, as a whole, is, and has been, opening up. Sunday's New York Times reports that, for weeks now, more than two-thirds of the states have been relaxing restrictions as Trump had urged. The reasons: weariness with the lockdown and sheltering in place,...
  • Do you miss the absence of professional sports?

    05/09/2020 3:29:06 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 188 replies
    May 9, 2020 | Guava Cheese Puff
    Do you miss the absence of professional sports since the coronavirus healthscare changed the world?
  • Would You Let The Government Track Your Smartphone If It Meant We Could Reopen Sooner?

    05/09/2020 3:50:21 AM PDT · by Libloather · 59 replies
    Newsweak ^ | 5/08/20 | David H. Freedman
    Before the pandemic, the plan would have seemed like something ripped from a distant dystopian future in which the human race fully surrenders to Big Tech. On the April 10 online document, the logos of Google and Apple sat atop a description of the companies' joint plan to enable America's cellphones to keep track of everyone with whom their owners come into contact. Who would sign on to such extensive surveillance? Much of the world already has. In South Korea, health officials use apps and video cameras to track down people who came into contact with COVID-19 patients before symptoms...
  • How do businesses feel about New Orleans' customer log rule? Some are calling it a 'huge burden'

    05/07/2020 12:44:17 AM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    NOLA ^ | 5/06/20 | Jessica Williams
    New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell's announcement this week that businesses reopening when coronavirus restrictions are eased May 16 will be required to keep track of their customers has prompted questions from businesses and customers alike. How will the new protocol be enforced? How will customers be logged? And most important: Will the businesses and their customers play ball? Cantrell said Tuesday the goal is for companies to help "box in" coronavirus by providing data to health officials, but she offered few details about the plan. And there is little evidence of a similar mandate in the U.S. Efforts closest to...
  • Blue Angels to fly over Dallas, Houston, New Orleans on Wednesday

    05/06/2020 1:23:29 AM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies
    UPI ^ | 5/05/20 | Christen McCurdy
    May 5 (UPI) -- The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, also known as the Blue Angels, will fly over Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston and New Orleans on Wednesday to honor frontline workers fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. The display is part of a multi-city tour dubbed Operation America Strong, which has visited six cities -- including Washington, D.C. and New York City -- in the last week. According to the Navy, during Wednesday's display a formation of six F/A-18C/D Hornet aircraft will start with a 35-minute display over Dallas/Fort Worth beginning at 11 a.m. Central time, then proceed to Houston for a...
  • CNN anchor Don Lemon says Obama ‘better looking,’ ‘smarter’ and has ‘more accomplished’ wife than Trump

    05/04/2020 8:18:41 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 171 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 4, 2019 | Brian Flood
    CNN’s Don Lemon launched into a bizarre, anti-Trump diatribe on Sunday night, accusing the president of letting President Barack Obama get under his skin because he is “better looking,” better educated” and has a “more accomplished” wife in a now-viral segment. “What is it about President Obama that really gets under your skin? Is it because he’s smarter than you? Better educated? Made it on his own? Didn’t need daddy’s help? Wife is more accomplished? Better looking? I don’t know, what is it? What is it about him? That he’s a black man that’s accomplished being president? That he punked...
  • VANITY: Is Linux Better Than Windows

    05/02/2020 10:57:06 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 130 replies
    Requesting FReeper feedback. Thank you.
  • Matt Gurney: The Liberals' useless 'assault weapons' ban ( Canada)

    05/02/2020 3:08:21 AM PDT · by Candor7 · 19 replies
    National Post ^ | 1 May 2020 | Matt Gurney
    The crackdown on legal firearms ownership, which was announced by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on May 1, is another shining moment in the long history of dysfunctional Canadian gun control proposals. It will accomplish nothing in particular, but will come at considerable public expense. It will not improve public safety, nor will it will please either side of this contentious debate. What it will do is give both Liberals and Conservatives an opportunity to fundraise off the issue — one could be forgiven for wondering if that’s literally the only point to any of this. So, again: a textbook example...
  • Did Barrack and Joe Make a Backroom Deal to Make Michelle His VP Pick?

    04/14/2020 2:54:49 PM PDT · by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton · 110 replies
    My wife, who has a really good track record (She picked DT for the win, ect) thinks there is a 90% chance that this deal happened. Thoughts?
  • America should be ready for 18 months of shutdowns in ‘long, hard road’ ahead, warns the Fed’s Neel Kashkari

    04/12/2020 6:39:09 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 125 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | April 12, 2020 | By Shawn Langlois
    America should be ready for 18 months of shutdowns in ‘long, hard road’ ahead, warns the Fed’s Neel Kashkari, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. ‘This could be a long, hard road that we have ahead of us until we get to either an effective therapy or a vaccine. It’s hard for me to see a V-shaped recovery under that scenario.’
  • Anybody Watching Money Heist?

    04/09/2020 4:14:51 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 26 replies
    Vanity ^ | 4/10/2020 | Oshkalaboomboom
    With all of the people staying at home because of the ChiCom Flu is anyone watching La Casa de Papel, in English Money Heist? We are only on season one and it has us hooked. We watch one episode per day. I can see how it became the most watched non-English program in Netflix history.
  • But is it really no worse than flu?

    04/09/2020 6:36:42 AM PDT · by Politically Correct · 95 replies
    Watts Up With That ^ | 9 Apr 2020 | Christopher Monckton of Brenchley
    Some commenters responding to this daily series providing some information about the Chinese virus have repeated what seems to have become something of a mantra among libertarians who, understandably, dislike the idea of widespread lockdowns, with the loss of freedom and the economic damage that they entail. That mantra is that the Chinese virus is no more infections or no more fatal than flu, and that if we had allowed everyone to acquire immunity by catching the infection and throwing it off all would be well. Look at today’s graph. Though the downtrend in the daily compound growth rate in...
  • Should Congress save US newspapers struggling to cover COVID-19?

    04/04/2020 7:40:54 PM PDT · by kevcol · 68 replies
    ZD Net ^ | April 2, 2020 | Tom Foremski
    "Journalists are risking their own health to provide life-saving information to a nation sheltering in place," NewsGuild President Jon Schleuss said. "We cannot stand by and let news organizations in our communities die. Public stimulus funds are the only way to ensure the long-term viability of the news organizations people rely on."
  • Time for W

    03/31/2020 1:01:12 PM PDT · by steve8714 · 105 replies
    Isn't it time for W to come off the sidelines, forgive the nickname for Jeb! and help Trump manage the politics of the moment, the hatred and vitriol aimed at him by, in some cases former members of his administration? Much like 9/11, this is a moment when the Nation must come together. We already know the left will never relent. Where are you, Mr. President?
  • AOC warns she may force House members to return for stimulus vote, potentially delaying final passage

    03/25/2020 5:27:01 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 62 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/25/20 | Manu Raju
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the high-profile freshman from New York, is leaving open the option of forcing House members to return to Washington to cast a vote on the $2 trillion stimulus package barreling through Congress. The New York Democrat has expressed her frustration with reports of the stimulus deal, suggesting it's too tilted towards corporations. The deal was reached between senators from both parties -- including the senior Democratic senator from her state, Chuck Schumer, and the White House. On Wednesday, Ocasio-Cortez told CNN she is not ruling out asking for a recorded vote, which would force lawmakers to return...
  • Covid-19 Coronavirus cases in India jump to 396, 81 new cases reported in biggest single-day jump on March 22(How/Why is it that low?)

    03/22/2020 6:14:37 PM PDT · by Vendome · 47 replies
    Zee News ^ | 3/23/2020 | Zee Media Bureau
    The total number of coronavirus cases in the country touched 396 on Sunday (March 22) as 81 new cases were reported from different parts of the country. Question is: "How are those numbers so low, from a country where people live on top of each other and shoulder?" Written By: Zee Media Bureau Edited By: Tanweer Azam Updated: Mar 23, 2020, 06:26 AM IST
  • Trump administration asking states to delay release of unemployment numbers

    03/20/2020 8:15:05 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 26 replies
    CNN ^ | 03/20/2020 | CNN
    The US Department of Labor sent guidance to state labor agencies on Wednesday, asking them to hold off on releasing unemployment claims data earlier than the regularly scheduled national report on initial claims, according to a state labor agency. The department asked state officials in an email Wednesday to only "provide information using generalities to describe claims levels (very high, large increase)" and keep the exact figures under embargo until next Thursday, according to The New York Times, which obtained the email. Last week, 281,000 Americans filed for their first week of unemployment benefits — a sudden 33% spike from...
  • Nancy Pelosi’s Staff Demands Takedown of ‘Deceptively Altered’ Video of Her SOTU Tantrum

    02/11/2020 4:35:46 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 75 replies ^ | 2/10/2020 | Hannah Bleau
    Nancy Pelosi’s Staff Demands Takedown of ‘Deceptively Altered’ Video of Her SOTU Tantrum A video shared by President Trump showing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) tearing apart the State of the Union address has amassed over 18 million views on social media despite her allies’ efforts to convince platforms to remove it. The video, posted by the president last week, shows Pelosi tearing up the State of the Union address and highlights memorable moments of the speech, such as Trump honoring 100-year-old Tuskegee Airman Gen. Charles McGee. It has now surpassed 11 million views on Twitter, 3.1 million views on...
  • Dems demand Twitter, Facebook take down edited video of Pelosi ripping up State of the Union speech posted by Trump.

    02/08/2020 1:24:22 PM PST · by carriage_hill · 78 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2.8.2020 | Adam Shaw
    Democrats are calling on Twitter and Facebook to take down an edited video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., ripping up the State of the Union address -- claiming it's designed to “mislead” people. “The latest fake video of Speaker Pelosi is deliberately designed to mislead and lie to the American people, and every day that these platforms refuse to take it down is another reminder that they care more about their shareholders’ interests than the public’s interests,” Drew Hammill, Pelosi's deputy chief of staff, said Friday.
  • POLITICS Report: Jay Sekulow Floated as Trump’s Next SCOTUS Justice Nominee

    02/09/2020 4:01:46 AM PST · by WWG1WWA · 69 replies
    WayneDupreeShow ^ | Feb. 6, 20 | Missy Crane
    Snip~ He led #TeamTrump to victory in the U.S. Senate and managed to destroy Joe and Hunter Biden in the process – all without breaking a sweat. Sekulow is President Trump’s lead counsel. The two have a very close relationship and unlike many lawyers who have gotten the boot by President Trump, Mr. Sekulow has stood the test of time.