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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: Today at 02:17:11 PM »
https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/coronavirus/smokers-in-nj-will-get-access-to-covid-vaccine-before-general-public/2830615/

If you teach in New Jersey, you have to wait to get your vaccine behind....wait for it....
 people who smoke!

"It's outrageous. They've chosen to put themselves in that position," Jonathan Strauss said of the priority for smokers. "To put someone on the list — ahead of these people that are volunteering to put their health on the line — because they have chosen to put themselves in a particular medical condition is outrageous."

At Wednesday's briefing, state Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli said that "smoking puts you at significant risk for an adverse result from COVID-19."

Persichilli also said that seniors have accounted for 80 percent of coronavirus deaths in the state. Two-thirds of the total number of those who have died had one or more underlying conditions.

The state health department amped up its defense Thursday, saying New Jersey was simply following CDC guidance that lists smoking as a condition that puts people at increased risk of severe illness from the virus. It is also aware of the controversy, a spokeswoman said.

"Nicotine is one of the most powerful addictions. Smoking put individuals at higher risk for more severe disease. If an individual who smokes gets COVID, they get sicker much quicker," NJ Department of Health Director of Communications Donna Leusner said in a statement Thursday.




Marlboro Man would be ahead of Victoria Leigh Soto.

SAD.




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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: Today at 02:06:05 PM »
https://www.rlsmedia.com/article/rwjbarnabas-health-rutgers-school-public-health-lead-pledge-declaring-racism-public-health
According to a statement released by RJBarnabas health,  in recognition of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and 402 years of racism in the country, the medical center teamed Rutgers School of Public Health and others around the nation to declare that racism is a public health crisis and that Black Lives Matter.

 

The statement said to ensure a more equitable and just world for Black and brown people, the two organizations developed a call to action in the form of a pledge, which has been adopted by groups that include academia, government, business, and community‐based organizations.

 

"Racism hurts the health of communities by depriving people of the opportunity to attain their highest level of health. It is the fundamental cause of health disparities that are inextricably tied with poverty, inadequate housing, under-resourced and thus, underperforming schools, police brutality, mass incarceration, food deserts, food swamps, unemployment or underemployment, wage disparity, stress, poor access to health care, and violence, all of which are substantial barriers to health equity" according to officials at RWJBarnabas Health.

 

“To achieve health equity, eliminate health care disparities, and create more vital communities, we must identify and address racial injustices,” says Perry N. Halkitis, dean of the Rutgers School of Public Health. “We must fearlessly commit to listening, confronting policies, systems, and structures that perpetuate and uphold racism, and holding conversations that lead to actionable change," RWJBarnabas Health.


The only vaccine for this? EDUCATION BEING FULLY FUNDED at least as well as the Department of Defense.

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: Today at 01:59:44 PM »
Just dessert?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Far-right media personality Tim Gionet, who calls himself “Baked Alaska,” has been arrested by the FBI for his involvement in the riot at the U.S. Capitol, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press.

Gionet was arrested by federal agents in Houston on Saturday, according to the official, who was not authorized to discuss the matter before the public release of a criminal complaint and spoke on condition of anonymity.



https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-donald-trump-capitol-siege-alaska-crime-6666c735165a19a6ee019e412235bd8d

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: Today at 01:52:24 PM »
It's an opinion, Bambu.  Please get outside.  It's summer there!!! Enjoy yourself.

It's 5.40am.

A little fresh air could make oxygen flow to your brain, and likely make a difference for you.

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: Today at 11:42:27 AM »
Yemenis make good coffee, though.

https://www.almokha.com/

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: Today at 07:39:15 AM »
Covid-19 Vaccine Leaders Waited Months to Approve Distribution Plans
Holdup left states with little time to develop mass-vaccination plan; U.S. says it needed time for interagency clearance


https://www.wsj.com/articles/covid-19-vaccine-leaders-waited-months-to-approve-distribution-plans-11610737935

The article documents squabbles and conflicts between the HHS and CDC.  And poor planning by the Feds all around.  Trump Admin ineptitude kills.

[as for WSJ, after the paywall dropped, I simply deleted all cookies -- very easy to do on the same page using Chrome -- then reloaded the article.  I stopped the loading before it finished, still go a paywall, but simply clicked the X to close that --- boom, full article available for reading]

Thief.

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: Today at 07:35:20 AM »
I posted a pic purporting to be from Jan 5, 2021 of a group led by Rep. Boebert (R-CO) the other day, but it turned out to have been from 2019.

I have some updates for you:

Colorado has some legislators who are none to happy with Rep. Boebert.
https://www.9news.com/article/news/politics/national-politics/letter-to-house-leaders-from-68-colorado-elected-boebert/73-065bcdd4-8512-4006-98cb-ad516fd61c0a

Why?

House Democrats demand a probe into tours of the Capitol Building that were given the day before the attempted coup/assassinations.
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/democrats-demand-probe-nature-capitol-tours-day-riot/story?id=75231523

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The Democrats who signed the letter collectively contend that the tours being conducted on Jan. 5 "were a noticeable and concerning departure" from procedures put in place as of March 2020 that limit the number of visitors to the Capitol. These tours were so concerning to Democrats that they were reported to the sergeant-at-arms on Jan. 5, they wrote.

Why would they be suspicious? Because COVID-19 caused all tours to be cancelled since July 18th and that had not changed by Jan 5th. No tours at all. So, if there were GOP Reps leading tours on the 5th, then there was a problem.

And more than 30 Representatives saw people in the hallways who would have had no business there:
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"In the lead up to Jan. 6, what I witnessed was members of the public, people who had no business being in the Capitol during the shutdowns, milling about in the office buildings," Spanberger said. "The way that these individuals would have entered the Capitol in the first place would have been with a member of Congress making that possible.”

Meanwhile, a GOP House leader wants more of an investigation than Pelosi has sought:
https://news.yahoo.com/republican-lawmaker-to-ask-justice-department-to-investigate-trumps-response-to-attack-on-us-capitol-002831089.html

The GOP members, some of whom are claimed to have had their activities caught on CCTV, have denied all wrong-doing or tour-leading.

OTOH, 30+ eye witnesses seems like there might be something to it.

Check the Congressional members' and visitors' phones. A phone will tell the tale better than most eyewitnesses.

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Baseball / Re: Major League Baseball
« on: January 15, 2021, 08:49:19 PM »
Mets did that.

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: January 15, 2021, 06:12:40 PM »
Will have to read the whole article to see if that holds water for me.  I was thinking Biden might turn out fairly centrist.  If that's not the case, then his admin will be more interesting than I'd expected.

It will be good if the xenophobes (I prefer this term to "white people" btw) can clear their heads and see that no one in the administration will be out to defund the police.  False slogans are harder to rinse off than true ones.

"Xenophobes" aren't trying to invalidate millions of votes from foreigners.

White supremacists are trying to disenfranchise millions of black voters.

period.

Don't equate white people with white supremacists.  It's a really stupid assertion.

Make sure you tell Larry that. He gets confused, too.

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: January 15, 2021, 05:16:34 PM »

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: January 15, 2021, 05:12:54 PM »

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: January 15, 2021, 05:09:46 PM »
By almost any metric, the Trump administration has taken extraordinary measures to help the president’s businesses profit during his four years in office. The administration pushed to hold the G7 summit at President Trump’s private club and the President himself visited one of his own properties on approximately one out of every three days he’s been in office.

But the striking thing, based on the limited information we have about the inner workings of Trump’s company, is how little these moves helped the profitability of the business itself.

“They were already in trouble,” Robert Maguire, research director of watchdog organization Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), told Yahoo Finance. This was “before the pandemic, and then the pandemic hits and it's a huge blow.”

Forbes has been estimating Trump’s net worth for years. In March 2016, when the earliest figure was available, his net worth stood at an estimated $4.5 billion. Soon after he was inaugurated president, that figure had dropped to $3.5 billion. “We now have him at $2.5 billion,” said Dan Alexander, a Forbes senior editor and one of the people behind the data. “That's a very substantial hit.”

The coronavirus pandemic has gutted businesses across the country, with 10 million fewer jobs in the U.S. than before the pandemic began. That overall factor, combined with a host of companies cutting ties with the Trump Organization following the president’s role in inciting the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol, is likely to damage the president’s business further.


https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/donald-trump-business-prospects-194722864.html

Such a loser.

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