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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: Today at 08:23:23 PM »
What the hell is “ environmental racism”?

I know, such a tough concept when two words are strung together like that.

And Bing! All knowledge of Google flies right out of your head.

The post directly above his question was you giving two examples of it.
No. It wasn’t

Not playing.   So long,  motherfucker.

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: Today at 08:21:59 PM »
From WaPo...and other news outlets...

The widower of a former congressional staff member for Joe Scarborough has asked Twitter chief executive officer Jack Dorsey to delete tweets by President Trump furthering a baseless conspiracy theory about his wife’s death.

“My request is simple: Please delete these tweets,” Timothy J. Klausutis wrote in a letter to Dorsey, seeking his intervention as Trump continues to suggest that Scarborough, a former Republican congressman from Florida who is now an MSNBC host, was responsible for the 2001 death of Lori Klausutis.

In a statement Tuesday, Twitter expressed sympathy for the Klausutis family but gave no indication Trump’s tweets would be deleted...


No comment needed from me.   Res ipsa loquitur. 

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: Today at 08:16:27 PM »
What the hell is “ environmental racism”?

I know, such a tough concept when two words are strung together like that.

And Bing! All knowledge of Google flies right out of your head.

The post directly above his question was you giving two examples of it.   

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: Today at 09:58:42 AM »

DSM-5 Criteria for Narcissistic Personality Disorder
Narcissistic personality disorder is "a pervasive pattern of grandiosity (in fantasy or behavior), need for admiration, and lack of empathy, beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts," according to the DSM-5.

Five or more of these DSM-5 criteria need to be present for an official diagnosis.

Has a grandiose sense of self-importance (exaggerates achievements and abilities)
Preoccupied with dreams of unlimited power, success, physical attractiveness, and love
Holds the belief that they are of special or high status and can only be understood by similar people or should only associate with those people (or institutions)
Has a need for excessive admiration
Possesses a sense of entitlement and expects favorable treatment or compliance
Exploits other people to achieve personal goals
Lacks empathy regarding the needs and feelings of other people
Is envious of other people or thinks other people envy them
Has arrogant behaviors and attitudes

Who are you and what have you done with luee?
It appears that Luee has somehow discovered that President Trump is an undocumented immigrant.

X>)

Seriously, I applaud Luee, or any forumite,  who actively follows news even as it goes places outside their usual comfort level.   It's human nature,  once we develop some confidence in an authority figure, to ignore any negatives.   Luee shows intellectual integrity in moving on from that, casting off blinders. 

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: May 25, 2020, 08:08:03 PM »
This Memorial Day, I’m thinking about what images in array or montage accompanying the words, “human stock capital” best convey the ethos of the republican party as it exists today....


People lighting the gasses coming out...

Am so glad that sentence ended with kitchen sink taps! 

Have a fine Memorial Day y'all.

Those frontotemporal dementia symptoms... maybe,  but I'd say "loss of empathy" is not one of DT's symptoms.   Don't think he ever had any to lose.   

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: May 23, 2020, 03:10:34 PM »
Just testing to see if embeds work here...

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: May 22, 2020, 10:42:51 AM »
“FoxNews is doing nothing to help Republicans, and me, get re-elected on November 3rd” -- Donald Trump

Unbelievable on many levels.

He's saying the quiet part out loud, yes, but the truly nutty thing is that he thinks this is a legitimate critique he is leveling at a news media outlet in the United States of America (leaving aside one that markets itself as "Fair and Balanced")

When I noticed yesterday that 45 didn't understand the phrase "per capita, " it was a reminder that we are spending too much time combing through the utterances of a blithering idiot.   Here's the quote BTW....

  THE PRESIDENT: And, you know, when you say “per capita,” there’s many per capitas. It’s, like, per capita relative to what? But you can look at just about any category, and we’re really at the top, meaning positive on a per capita basis, too. They’ve done a great job.
 


Just to get everyone up to speed:  Unless you have a population whose members happen to possess more than one head apiece, there's one unequivocal meaning of per capita.   

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: May 19, 2020, 09:28:22 PM »
The scientist who created Florida's COVID-19 data portal wasn't just removed from her position on May 5, she was fired on Monday by the Department of Health, she said, for refusing to manipulate data.

https://eu.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/05/19/florida-covid-19-coronavirus-data-researcher-out-state-reopens/5218897002/

Rebekah Jones said in an email to the USA TODAY Network that she single-handedly created two applications in two languages, four dashboards, six unique maps with layers of data functionality for 32 variables covering a half a million lines of data. Her objective was to create a way for Floridians and researchers to see what the COVID-19 situation was in real time.

Then, she was dismissed.

"I worked on it alone, sixteen hours a day for two months, most of which I was never paid for, and now that this has happened I'll probably never get paid for," she wrote in an email, confirming that she had not just been reassigned on May 5, but fired from her job as Geographic Information Systems manager for the Florida Department of Health.

Researchers who saw the email reacted with shock and dismay, suggesting it could be evidence that the Gov. Ron De Santis' government was censoring information to support the case for re-opening Florida.

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: May 18, 2020, 10:38:41 AM »
God heard the prayers that followed all the mass shootings and said "Well,  folks,  the only way to decrease mass shootings in gun-crazy America is for me to unleash a virus that gets most people to stay at home or at least avoid large gatherings.  Temporary, I know, but I'm kind of busy right now and, to be honest,  I don't have real great ideas.   I mean,  you've seen the human spine and knee joint, right?"


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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: May 15, 2020, 12:00:02 PM »
So you favor facemasks,  Bo?

Thanks for clarifying that.   

 :D


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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: May 14, 2020, 07:50:39 PM »
Quote
  Testing has shown the JBS [meat packing] plant is Colorado's largest confirmed COVID-19 outbreak, with 287 positive cases, including seven deaths. That's an increase of 42 more cases and two deaths from last week's data.... 

https://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/coronavirus/jbs-meatpacking-plant-has-top-covid-19-infection-total-in-colorado-with-287-cases-7-deaths

WE WANT OUR BURGERS!   Red's antipoverty program only requires a few dead Mexicans,  no big deal.

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: May 14, 2020, 02:19:21 PM »
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Another United States Department of Agriculture food safety inspector has died after contracting Covid-19.

The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Union told CNN the food safety inspector was from Dodge City, Kansas, and died Wednesday.

The AFGE says there are now four confirmed food safety inspector deaths due to Covid-19: One each in New York, Illinois, Mississippi, and now Kansas.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/05/12/nebraska-coronavirus-case-numbers-meatpacking/

The GOP governor is all about transparency!   So transparent you can see through him!

My kids live in a town with a large packing plant.   Not happy with the secretive shit.

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Trump Administration / Re: Trump Administration
« on: May 12, 2020, 07:27:12 PM »
Sweet Caroline is effective in many COVID-19 cases but should be watched closely for side effects, especially in those with underlying conditions, such as cardiovascular disease (this never disputed).


This Neil Diamond song has been at least partially, if not fully responsible for the recovery of many COVID-19 patients - and not as effective in others.  In those cases, other anti-virals/ forms of care are then turned to


Full stop.

FIFY.

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