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Posted in: Outbreak casts pall over China new year as deaths surpass 40 See in context

The total number of confirmed cases of infection jumped from about 42 to over 1,287 in a short one week; this is much more rapid than SARS at its equivalent time period. An indication that it's much more contagious than SARS. But its fatality rate (3-4%) appears to be lower than SARS (about 10% on average, higher for older people).

About 20% of the confirmed SARS cases were health care workers. Much appreciation for HCW, the front line heroes of any battle against outbreak.

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Posted in: Pompeo loses his temper with journalist over Ukraine questions See in context

A Sec/State who cannot maintain his (diplomatic) composure under all stresses is a major liability.

From his foul behavior with the NPR reporter regarding Ukraine, I imagine he's not real happy about the situation.

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Posted in: China heads into Lunar New Year on shutdown as virus spreads to Europe See in context

Wuhan, a city of 11 million where the virus was first identified, is in virtual lockdown. Nearly all flights at Wuhan's airport have been canceled and checkpoints block the main roads leading out of town.


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Posted in: Dems say oust Trump or he'll do it again; 'He is who he is' See in context

The House has been brilliant throughout, including repeating key messages on multiple days, using video, forcing the Trump lies to start on Saturday, etc. I'm surprised how strategic the House has been. Impressive. I mean, it won't matter to the "I don't read!" Fox Propaganda followers, but Schiff et al are doing the best they can.

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Posted in: China heads into Lunar New Year on shutdown as virus spreads to Europe See in context

How many of you suspect it's way worse then what the Chinese government is letting on?

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Posted in: Pentagon says 34 troops suffered brain injuries in Iran strike See in context

“I heard they had headaches and a couple of other things ... and I can report it is not very serious.”

Definitely not as serious as bone spurs.

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Posted in: Trump attends anti-abortion rally See in context

If Trump and everyone else is against abortion, they shouldn't have one.

I'd love to see a real 'march for life' that stood for providing children with adequate nutrition, medical care and an education. This crowd cheers when a child is born and then turns their backs on them - "not my problem."

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Posted in: Thunberg rejects U.S. Treasury chief's dig at her See in context

I have actually studied a good deal of economics, but I am unfamiliar with the economic school of thought that holds that environmental responsibility is in opposition to prosperity.

Would that be the TEA Party School of Economics?

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Posted in: Thunberg rejects U.S. Treasury chief's dig at her See in context

Hard to believe the producer of the Lego Batman Movie doesn't know what he's talking about, but there you go.

In March 2017, Mnuchin drew ethics concerns as regarding a statement he had made urging parents to "send all your kids to LEGO Batman" during an interview with Axios, apparently endorsing The Lego Batman Movie which he was an executive producer of.

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Posted in: China building a hospital to treat virus; expands lockdowns to 25 mil people See in context

The country simply needs to go on a more aggressive campaign on hand washing, to make spitting a faux pas, and to teach hundreds of millions of people basic hygiene and safe food prep/storage. There are still a huuuuuge number of people in China living in 3rd world like conditions in the post-Mao era in the countrysides that are living in a different China than modern urbanites in major cities like Shanghai, Beijing, etc.

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Posted in: House Democrats in impeachment trial blast Trump's attempts to sully rival Biden See in context

Thoroughly compelling evidence that this is not a nation worthy of its founding documents. Farewell America.

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Posted in: Trump invites Netanyahu to U.S. for peace plan talks See in context

The Deal of the Century will be the Joke of the Century if it doesn't include either a fully sovereign Palestinian state or equal rights for all Palestinians under Israeli control. Otherwise, it's not a peace plan but a plan for endless occupation and continuing apartheid. First comes justice, then comes peace.

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Posted in: China building a hospital to treat virus; expands lockdowns to 25 mil people See in context

Recipe for mass panic: a reputation for suppressing bad news combined with trapping people in place.

Their shutting down an entire area means it's probably way worse than what they're telling the world.

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Posted in: Canadian air tanker fighting Australia bushfires crashes, killing three See in context

These men travel halfway around the world and risk their lives to help people they don't even know.

Those guys do a tremendous job. A very dangerous one. Terribly sad. Condolences to family and friends.

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Posted in: Democratic White House contender Gabbard sues Hillary Clinton for 'Russian asset' comment See in context

Tulsi's in a tizzy over that? 

My goodness Tulsi if you're that thin-skinned yet want to be president, you've got to get off your high horse and walk the ground with the rest of us. Pick your battles. And when you fling accusations, as you had, you better take what you give. 


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Posted in: Monty Python star Terry Jones dies at 77 See in context

Anyone else think of Monty Python as a major part of their humor growing up? These guys had an oversized influence on me.

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Posted in: Saudi crown prince's WhatsApp linked to Bezos cell phone hack See in context

From the country that gave us 9/11 then convinced us to attack their neighbor Iraq for it, but I am supposed to hate the Iranians.

Kushner communicates with MBS via What’s App. The phones he uses and everyone in his circle including the President, should have their phones checked for this malware immediately.

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Posted in: China locks down epicenter of virus outbreak; nearly 600 infected See in context

Well, as long as Chinese authorities and Trump have both claimed everything is under control, I'm sure we'll all be just fine.

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Posted in: Democrats accuse Trump at impeachment trial of corrupt scheme to pressure Ukraine See in context

Today's Borowitz Report:

Susan Collins Takes Hours to Decide on Lunch Before Ordering Exactly What Mitch McConnell Is Having


Also, all criminals want to be acquitted quickly, doesn't mean they're not guilty. Half the people in prison "didn't do it."

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Posted in: 'Nobody likes him' - Hillary Clinton bashes Bernie Sanders See in context

Bernie’s supporters make it difficult for me to support him. Their self-righteous attitude and purity test but please don’t criticize their cult leader or they’ll gang up on you. Too much like Trump supporters for me.

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Posted in: Ousted Grammy CEO files explosive discrimination complaint See in context

I'm guessing this is nothing more than a bunch of overinflated egos clashing in the night....

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Posted in: Iranian MP offers $3 mil to anyone who kills Trump: report See in context

Trump's aggressive assassination of Soleimani has consequences.

I once saw a young boy poke a stick at a hornet's nest.....the hornets eventually started to come out and the boy ran away very quickly......not too far from the nest was a mom with her baby having a picnic.....the hornets stung the baby and the I ask you who's to blame.....the Hornets or the boy???

If Trump drops dead from clogged arteries does McDonalds get the 3 Mil ??

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Posted in: Prince Harry arrives in Canada to prepare for non-royal life See in context

I wish them well, and hope the tabloids will let them live in peace. 

My greatest hope is that, for the considerable sacrifice Prince Harry has made, he finds peace and purpose in his new life in North America. As a couple they have created so much good will already, and there's more to be done. If anyone is up to it, it is this young, resilient, hard-working duo.

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Posted in: Iran acknowledges Russian-made missiles targeted Ukraine jet See in context

The Tor SAM system is a highly advanced, sophisticated weapons system that includes crews of Russian military officials and contractors who help operate it 24-7, right alongside the Iranians. The Russians need to explain, along with the Iranian military, why several other aircraft that took off that night were NOT targeted on the well-known air route out of Tehran, but the Ukrainian airliner WAS; Russia is in a hot war with Ukraine, and the 'coincidence' is lost on no one.

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Posted in: Washington state man is 1st in U.S. to catch new virus from China See in context

That's concerning, notably due to the fact that this administration is in no way fit to deal with an epidemic should one occur. (made worse by cuts to the CDC and NIH)

If the flu hits the White House, it will be one flu over the cuckoo's nest.

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Posted in: U.S. Senate approves Trump impeachment trial plan, rejects Democrats on documents, witnesses See in context

Democrats had accused McConnell of trying to rig a trial with proposed rules that they said would prevent witnesses from testifying and bar evidence gathered by investigators.

“Midnight” Mitch

About 70% of Americans have already concluded that a trial with no witnesses is a sham. And they will vote accordingly in Nov.

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Posted in: Trump praises U.S. economy in Davos, says little on climate woes See in context

All he could do is talk about himself (mostly lies and exaggerations), and then threaten like a schoolyard bully.

Hello, Europe. Please remember who we once were: the Marshall Plan, the Arsenal of Democracy, the linchpin of the United Nations, the World Bank, the IMF, NATO, and all the other institutions that kept the world free and prosperous in the post-WWII years.

We're very sick right now, but we're going in for major surgery this November. Don't give up on us. We'll be back!



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Posted in: Google CEO calls for regulation of artificial intelligence See in context

Dave: "Open the pod bay doors, Hal."

Hal: "I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that.

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Posted in: James Dean revival spurs debate on raising the digital dead See in context

How utterly vile.

Dean's greatness is singular to his performances in "Giant" "Rebel Without a Cause" and "East of Eden". Three films.


Because these acting marvels are the wondrous work of James Dean, a career desperate in its brevity and honest in its expression of inner conflict.

The shameless!

Appropriation of his likeness merely because digital prowess makes is possible?

His authenticity is compromised when such liberties are taken.

Scorcese's recent column speaks to this directly: marketing stratagems shaping movie offerings and appetites, and now including the resurrection of the dead to solicit - and to form - the paying public's attention.

Thrill in watching him as Jed Rink, from single-strike wildcatter to lost, wealthy, drunk politician.

Struggle with him to begin is life anew as Jim Stark.

Empathize with Cal as love eludes his embrace and denies him understanding.

Leave James Dean in peace.

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Posted in: Canadian court starts extradition hearing of China Huawei exec See in context

Notwithstanding the facts in this case - the true facts, it's difficult to ignore the partisan politics and political vindictiveness of the Barr Justice Department and not question the motive of the U.S. in this instance. One can only hope that blind justice prevails in Canada as it should in the U.S.

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