Wednesday, March 25, 2020

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Breaking Overnight: Senate Reaches Deal for Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 21 hours ago
With caution applied, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer announced around 2:00am ET a deal had been reached for the nearly $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) bill. The final language … Continue reading →

Midnight Meme Of The Day!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 21 hours ago
*by Noah* Yep. Trump did what tonight's meme shows. Trump calls it "Making America Great." He did it with the full approval of his congressional accomplices while they smirked their evil smirks. It's what psychopaths do. It wasn't enough to let our enemies attack our elections. Trump wanted to do something that hurts as many Americans as possible and does it in a more direct manner. He and his party are merchants of misery and proud of it. How 'bout a special shout out to the 62,000,000 hate-filled nihilistic nincompoops who voted for this. And, let's never forget the likes of Sea... more »

Australian Daily Wind Power Generation Data – Tuesday 24th March 2020

TonyfromOz at PA Pundits – International - 21 hours ago
By Anton Lang ~ This Post details the daily wind power generation data for the AEMO coverage area in Australia. For the background information, refer to the Introductory Post at this link. Each image is shown here at a smaller size to fit on the page alongside the data for that day. If you click […]

The Historical Background Of The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (III)

Vladislav B. SOTIROVIĆ at - 21 hours ago
Part I, Part II The British Mandate for Palestine The focal point of the British Mandate for Palestine between two world wars was the rising tide of Jewish immigration from Europe to Palestine followed by land buying and organizing of the Jewish settlements. Naturally, such British policy generated increasing protests […]

Can Coronavirus Affect Your Sense of Smell? What We Know.

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 21 hours ago

US was more prepared for pandemic than any other country, Johns Hopkins study found.

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BBC News: Fossil worm shows us our evolutionary beginnings

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 21 hours ago
BBC News – Fossil worm shows us our evolutionary beginnings

This is how to clean effectively to limit the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus

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Coronavirus mutation rate is good for vaccine development

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Scientists find evidence of huge increase in parasitic worms found in raw seafood dishes

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One of Darwin’s Evolution Theories Finally Proved By Cambridge Researcher

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How To Take Vitamin C Orally. It MAY Help Protect Against Viruses

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Teen goes viral after outrageous reason for hospital visit

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 21 hours ago

Comments on Salmonella as adulterant petition will be accepted for 60 more days

News Desk at Food Safety News - 21 hours ago
An additional 60 days is available for public comments on a petition seeking to declare 31 Salmonella strains as adulterants in meat and poultry. The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service added the time to the comment clock in response to a March 16 request from the North American Meat Institute (NAMI). The meat industry group... Continue Reading

Senate confirms Mindy Brashears as undersecretary of food safety

Dan Flynn at Food Safety News - 21 hours ago
Mindy Brashears of Texas is the fifth Senate-confirmed undersecretary of food safety. She was confirmed with a voice vote of the U.S. Senate late Monday. Brashears succeeds Dr. Elizabeth Hagen who stepped down as undersecretary for food safety six years, three months and 11 days ago. Only four others have held the position, which is... Continue Reading

Amid coronavirus outbreak, FDA leaders say the food supply is safe

Frank Yiannas at Food Safety News - 21 hours ago
Contributed A critical part of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s mission is safeguarding the human and animal food supply, helping to ensure that our food is not contaminated at any point during its journey along the supply chain. COVID-19 is a new frontier for all of us as we deal with the realities of... Continue Reading

Hong Kong records rise in foodborne outbreaks

Joe Whitworth at Food Safety News - 21 hours ago
Almost 200 foodborne outbreaks affecting 800 people were reported in Hong Kong in 2019, according to a new report. The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department and Department of Health are responsible for investigating and controlling food poisoning outbreaks related to local premises and businesses. This past year, the... Continue Reading

Kaiser, NY Prisons & More Just Blowing It.

E.M.Smith at Musings from the Chiefio - 21 hours ago
Every one ought to be using masks, yet Kaiser Nurses and NY Prison guards are being told no. The push to restart economic activity too fast will kill a lot of folks. Continue reading →

Eyes Without A Face? - Sponsored by ABP Southampton at Charles Frith - 22 hours ago
Some of my fondest memories are of the #Southampton docks. Tru story. Although no trees were harmed during the creation of this post, a large number of electrons were greatly inconvenienced

Tweets For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
Most active cases of Covid-19 in the world. 1. Italy: 54,030. 2. USA: 53,665. 3. Spain: 35, 723. By tomorrow morning, the US will have the most active cases of Covid-19 in the world. Time for other countries to start closing their borders to us. — Machine Pun Kelly (@KellyScaletta) March 25, 2020 India's billion-plus population goes into a three-week lockdown, with a third of the world now under orders to stay indoors, as the #coronavirus pandemic forces Japan to postpone the Olympics until next year — AFP news agency (@AFP) ... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
A person with a walker crosses 42nd Street in a mostly deserted Times Square in the Manhattan borough of New York City. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri *WNU Editor:* The top picture came from this photo-gallery .... *Top Photos of the Day* (Reuters).

Smart Move – Texas Governor Greg Abbott Signs Waiver Allowing Restaurants to Sell Food Retail…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 22 hours ago
Thank you Greg Abbott. This is the first smart move by a state leader recognizing the realities of the system at hand. Texas Governor Greg Abbott has signed a waiver allowing restaurants to sell their bulk food directly to retail … Continue reading →

March 25th – 2020 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #1161

sundance at The Last Refuge - 22 hours ago
In an effort to keep the Daily Open Thread a little more open topic we are going to start a new daily thread for “Presidential Politics”. Please use this thread to post anything relating to the Donald Trump Administration and … Continue reading →

Wednesday March 25th – Open Thread

sundance at The Last Refuge - 22 hours ago
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. THY WILL BE DONE, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those … Continue reading →

Quote of the Day

vonMesser at 'Nox & Friends - 22 hours ago
It is in playing safe that we create a world of utmost insecurity. Life yields only to the conqueror. Never accept what can be gained by giving in. You will be living off stolen goods, and your muscles will atrophy. Dag Hammarskjöld

Pentagon Expects The Covid-19 Coronavirus Pandemic To Last Three To Four Months

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*Daily Mail: **Chairman of the joint chiefs warns coronavirus will NOT be over by Easter warning military is planning for up to four MONTHS of crisis - unlike his boss Donald Trump* * The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Mark Milley anticipated the coronavirus crisis to last three months, he said at the Pentagon Tuesday * President Trump said during a Fox News Channel interview in the Rose Garden Tuesday that he'd like to see America reopened for business by Easter, April 12 * Defense Secretary Mark Esper also talked of a longer timeline, saying that he thought coronavirus would be a... more »

The CDC (US Centers for Disease Control) admits the coronavirus test is flawed

Pam Vernon at Rangitikei Environmental Health Watch - 22 hours ago
by Jon Rappoport March 24, 2020 —The CDC (US Centers for Disease Control) admits the coronavirus test is flawed. That’s the overview and the takeaway— As my readers know, I’ve described why the widespread diagnostic test for the coronavirus is insufficient, misleading, useless, and deceptive. That test, used all over the world where it is … Continue reading The CDC (US Centers for Disease Control) admits the coronavirus test is flawed →

What’s really going down – in a nutshell

Pam Vernon at Rangitikei Environmental Health Watch - 22 hours ago
There is a link below the video in info to the full interview by London Real. David Icke to me puts the entire pandemic into a nutshell. The virus may be real but to the awake, we know there are underlying agendas going down that we’ve been watching closely for many many years. Very worth … Continue reading What’s really going down – in a nutshell →

How To Take Vitamin C Orally. It MAY Help Protect Against Viruses

Pam Vernon at Rangitikei Environmental Health Watch - 22 hours ago
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Covid-19 Coronavirus Pandemic In Africa -- News Updates March 24 - 25, 2020

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*Time/AP:* *Africa Coronavirus Cases Over 2,000 as South Africa Rushes Into Lockdown* JOHANNESBURG — Customers started behaving oddly about a week ago, visibly dejected street vendor Frank Mojapelo said. Some were wary to exchange cash. Some backed away, or refused to touch him. Now, an unprecedented lockdown looms in South Africa over the coronavirus, with a country of 57 million people told to stay home starting Friday. Virus cases leapt again to 554 on Tuesday, the most of any country in Africa. Forty-three of the continent’s 54 countries now have cases, with the total at 2,04... more »

Covid-19 Coronavirus Pandemic In The Middle East -- News Updates March 24 - 25, 2020

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*AFP:* *Iran announces record rise in coronavirus cases with 1,762 diagnosed in the last 24 hours bringing the total to 24,811 as deaths increase by 112 to 1,934* * Iran has diagnosed 24,811 coronavirus cases - a record increase of 1,762 in a day * Death toll rose to 1,934, though serious doubts have been raised over reliability * Dead included Ayatollah Khamenei's son's mother-in-law, state news reported * Iran is the worst-hit country in Middle East, which has 31,000 confirmed cases Iran announced a record surge in the number of coronavirus cases diagnosed overnight while conf... more »

Covid-19 Coronavirus Pandemic In Asia -- News Updates March 24 - 25, 2020

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *India announces coronavirus lockdown for its entire 1.3 BILLION population from midnight* * Indian PM Narendra Modi announced a 'total ban on venturing out of homes' * He said India had to face a 21-day health lockdown or be set back by 21 years * India has reported 482 confirmed cases of the coronavirus and nine deaths India has today announced a 'total lockdown' for its 1.3billion people in the world's largest stay-at-home order to stop the spread of coronavirus. Prime minister Narendra Modi announced the 'total ban on venturing out of your homes' in a televised... more »

Senator Rand Paul Explains the Danger of the Secret FISA Courts and Offers Reform Amendments in Two Months

One America News Network at Need To Know - 23 hours ago
Senator Rand Paul says he will offer an amendment to the law within two months to exempt Americans from being targeted by the FISA court and their warrants. However, within the government, the political will to restrict the power of spying on Americans is weak.

New Jersey Attorney General Announces That People Who Violate Stay-At-Home Orders Could Face Six Months in Jail or Fines

Gateway Pundit at Need To Know - 23 hours ago
New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced that those who break the state’s stay-at-home order could face jail or up to $1,000 in fines. He said, “The time for warnings is over. And the time to ensure compliance by using all of the tools available to us is here.”

Democrats Load $2-Trillion Coronavirus Bill with Identity Politics and Liberal Giveaways

Fox News and USA Today at Need To Know - 23 hours ago
The $2-trillion Coronavirus Bill is 1,400 pages that the Democrats crammed with unrelated political agendas that include identity politics, global warming, automatic renewal of visas and work permits for immigrants, voting by mail, same-day voter registration, and granting $9.5 billion to colleges and universities.

Covid-19 Coronavirus Pandemic In Europe -- News Updates March 24 - 25, 2020

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*Daily Mail*:* London and Madrid are now facing WORSE coronavirus outbreaks than Italy's worst-hit region of Lombardy with deaths doubling every TWO days - but New York's mortality rate is outpacing them all - as global fatalities hit 18,574* * Humanitarian cost of pandemic continues to mount globally as more than 415,000 people have been infected * Lombardy, Italy, replaced Wuhan in China, as the most badly impacted region and epicentre of the virus * The trajectory of the virus shows that Madrid and London could become the next hotspots of the disease Madrid and London are fac... more »

Tough penalties for breaking COVID-19 rules announced by NSW Police

Sarah Thomas And Kevin Nguyen at Just In - 23 hours ago
NSW Police says "everything is on the table" as it increases patrols and announces tough new measures — including fines and jail time — to individuals and businesses found breaking new social distancing guidelines.

Prisoners could be given sentence discounts during COVID-19 outbreak, Victorian court hears

Karen Percy at Just In - 23 hours ago
A judge sentencing Travis Wills to 10 years' prison for the manslaughter of Raichele Galea tells the court every one day served would count as four, in the event of a coronavirus outbreak forcing a prison lockdown.

Some couples have rushed to beat the coronavirus wedding restrictions

Dana Morse at Just In - 23 hours ago
Wedding season may be about to come to a grinding halt due to coronavirus restrictions, but some couples have raced against time to hold their big days today.

Is it safe to get public transport during the coronavirus pandemic?

Emma Elsworthy at Just In - 23 hours ago
Commuter numbers have halved in some places in the past two weeks as people enact social distancing in response to rising COVID-19 cases across the country.

A body blow for TV networks as football codes suspend seasons, Olympics postponed

Andrew Robertson at Just In - 23 hours ago
Neither of the major football codes seem likely to emerge from the coronavirus outlook unscathed and nor do the television networks that broadcast their matches.

Rottnest Island is now a COVID-19 quarantine facility for cruise ship passengers arriving in WA

Eliza Laschon at Just In - 23 hours ago
WA Premier Mark McGowan is "exercising the Rottnest option now" to quarantine Australian cruise ship passengers set to disembark in Perth, as two vessels are prevented from docking.

Jason Roberts granted leave to appeal convictions for Silk-Miller police murders

Karen Percy at Just In - 23 hours ago
Convicted murderer Jason Roberts will be able to argue to overturn his jailing over the 1998 shooting of two police officers after the Court of Appeal accepted his legal challenge.

'We're not health professionals': Essential teachers question their safety

Malcolm Sutton And Emma Haskin at Just In - 23 hours ago
Public school teachers in South Australia say they have not been supplied with enough soap and do not have the facilities to safely teach young children in the middle of a global pandemic.

AOC hails postponement of Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics as 'the right decision'

Just In - 23 hours ago
Australian officials agree that postponing the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games until next year because of coronavirus is a positive move, saying it will come as a relief to athletes around the world.

The NEW Virtual Mirage

LL at Virtual Mirage - 23 hours ago
We're migrating the old Virtual Mirage content to the new and improved blog that will have its own proprietary search engine for your use if you choose to avail yourself. It will be an anonymous search much the same as Duck-Duck-Go - but much cooler. As a result of that, there won't be any new content on this blog for a couple of days because ten years of content doesn't move that fast. You can still comment and that will work. I'm just not posting while the movement is underway. It will all link seamlessly when its eventually live in a couple of weeks. I can only hope that it doe... more »

‘We Lost Him’: West Bank Village in Shock as Israeli Army Kills Palestinian

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
‘We Lost Him’: West Bank Village in Shock as Israeli Army Kills Palestinian by Shatha Hammad in Nilin, occupied West Bank, Israeli forces have confiscated the body of Sufyan al-Khawaja after shooting him in the head in his car. – Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian man and injured another late on Sunday …

Alasdair Macleod: Will Financial Cancer Plus COVID 19 End Fiat Currencies?

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
Jay Taylor Media Alasdair Macleod believes the dollar-based global fiat monetary system is doomed to fail given the cancerous growth of debt from the fiat monetary system. end

ALERT! Bailouts For EVERYONE? Even the Silver Riggers?! (Bix Weir)

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
RoadtoRoota We are very close to ANOTHER BAILOUT of the Criminal Financial System…but is it enough? The $4T that Mnuchin wants to fortify the Exchange Stabilization Rigging Fund many not last as long as you think with a $2 QUADRILLION derivative market blow up! end

Tom Horn Warned About This on “The Hagmann Report” Thursday — 2 Days Later, OCTAGON, FREEJACK, And Codename ZODIAC Were Activated for Martial Law

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
Tom Horn Warned About This on “The Hagmann Report” Thursday — 2 Days Later, OCTAGON, FREEJACK, And Codename ZODIAC Were Activated for Martial Law by SkyWatch Editor, Above-Top Secret contingency plans already exist for what the military is supposed to do if all the Constitutional successors are incapacitated. Standby orders were issued more than three …

Multiple Nations Suggest Coronavirus Originated in America! Is This Possible?

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
Spiro Skouras President Donald Trump just declare a national emergency in response to the coronavirus outbreak. We have seen the National Guard deployed to at least 6 states with many states previously declaring their own state of emergency. This has all been widely reported by the corporate media. But what has not been reported in …

Amazing: How Old 1970s Technology Is Making the New MQ-25 Drone Stealthy

David Axe at The National Interest - 23 hours ago
*David Axe* *Technology, Americas* [image:] Pretty cool. *Key point: *These drones share technology that was discovered before but is only now being put to full use. Here's how it happened. The U.S. Navy’s new MQ-25 Stingray aerial-refueling drone bears an uncanny resemblance to an experimental U.S. military plane from the late 1970s. And that similarity could point to the way for the Stingray’s potential evolution from a tanker into a stealthy surveillance and strike aircraft. On A... more »

Trouble: Why China's New Type 075 Warship Could Help It Seize Taiwan

David Axe at The National Interest - 23 hours ago
*David Axe* *Security, Asia* [image:] Is there a good counter? *Key point: *Beijing needs amphibious assault ships to enable it to invade Taiwan. This latest LHD is just the kind of newer, high-tech ship that China was looking for. *You May Also Like: 5 Best Submarines of All Time, 5 Best Aircraft Carriers of All Time, 5 Best Battleships of All Time and Worst Submarine of All Time.* The Chinese navy on Sept. 25, 2019 launched its first big-deck amphibious assault ship, or LHD. *Thi... more »

Drill, Drill, Drill: Why Is the Air Force Practicing Quickly Launching Its Best Fighter Jets?

David Axe at The National Interest - 23 hours ago
*David Axe* *Security, Americas* [image:] Worried about China? *Key point: *Washington wants to make sure it can respond quickly in a crisis but also that its fighters could survive a surprise attack. Here are the preparation the Air Force is trying to get down pat. The U.S. Air Force on Sept. 12, 2019 practiced refueling and rearming F-15E fighter-bombers at an austere location. The exercise, centered around the Royal Air Force base at Lakenheath, is part of a service-wide effort to ... more »

Ruinous: Why the Navy's Littoral Combat Ship Could Cost It Big in a War With China

David Axe at The National Interest - 23 hours ago
*David Axe* *Security, Asia* [image:] Just terrible. *Key point: *The LCS is an awful warship that the Navy doesn't even want. It even performs badly in war games and simulations. The U.S. Navy in late 2019 or 2020 expects to select a shipyard to build the fleet’s new guided-missile frigate. *This first appeared in 2019 and is being reposted due to reader interest.* The 20 heavily-armed frigates will replace roughly half of the 50 or so Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) that the Navy had ... more »

Meet the Marines' Artillery Rocket Vehicles: A Deadly Weapon in the Next Big War?

David Axe at The National Interest - 23 hours ago
*David Axe* *Technology, Americas* [image:] Russia and China should beware. *Key point: *These vehicles can launch attacks from far away. This is an important capability if the Marines encounter a powerful conventional ground force. The U.S. Marine Corps is testing out yet another way of deploying its far-firing artillery rocket vehicles for quick precision bombardment of enemy forces. In mid-August 2019 as part of a wider amphibious-warfare experiment, the Marines rolled a wheeled... more »

Will Pictures Like This Make You Ration Your Food During the Coronavirus Crisis?

Tim Lang at The National Interest - 23 hours ago
*Tim Lang* *Security, Europe* [image: Reuters] Few analysts of the UK food system are anything other than sober about its fragility. There is little storage. Food security is no laughing matter at the best of times, but I gasped when I first read the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs’ (Defra) annual food civil contingencies infrastructure report in 2018. It is barely a page long (in public at least) and assures us everything is OK and that the food system is resilient and able to withstand shocks. As the coronvirus racks the nation and panic buying continues, thi... more »

The Case for Basic Income In a Time of the Coronavirus

Alex de Ruyter, David Hearne at The National Interest - 23 hours ago
*Alex de Ruyter, David Hearne* *economy, Europe* [image: Reuters] The UK needs to embrace a basic income for all, independent of labour market status, to make sure that these people feel secure enough to stay at home to avoid spreading the illness. The outbreak of coronavirus has exposed the fragility of a labour market characterised by the growing gig economy, zero-hours contracts and self-employment. None of these forms of work have employment benefits like sick pay. These workers are being hung out to dry with little choice but to try and work, even in the middle of a pandemic... more »

Trump Is Making It Harder For Older Americans To Prove Workplace Discrimination

Catherine Harnois, Vincent Roscigno at The National Interest - 23 hours ago
*Catherine Harnois, Vincent Roscigno* *Society, * Age discrimination remains one of the greatest vulnerabilities that American workers face. Age discrimination remains one of the greatest vulnerabilities that American workers face. A 2018 AARP study of adults age 45 and older found that more than 60% said they had seen age discrimination in their workplace or experienced it themselves. While most incidents go unreported, over 15,000 workers filed a claim of workplace age discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in 2019 alone. This makes ageism one of the ... more »

Why People Are Falling For Coronavirus Conspiracy Theories In Record Numbers

Jeremy Cohen at The National Interest - 23 hours ago
*Jeremy Cohen* *Security, * Last week, one online conspiracy network suggested that COVID-19 is an act of biological terrorism to attack Chinese trade. As the world continues to deal with the life-altering effects of the novel coronavirus, a small but not-insignificant number of individuals have been expressing their fears about COVID-19 through the language of government conspiracies and wild alternative health cures. Last week, one online conspiracy network suggested that COVID-19 is an act of biological terrorism to attack Chinese trade. Last month, a popular online site said... more »

Israel’s Supreme Court Loses Its Patience With Netanyahu

echachko at Lawfare - 23 hours ago
As the COVID-19 pandemic rages around the world, Israel’s year-and-a-half-long constitutional crisis appears to be approaching its apex. Invoking the need for an emergency response to the coronavirus, caretaker Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his proxies in the Israeli Parliament, the Knesset, have taken dramatic steps. Effectively, they attempted to make a temporary holdover government, which lacks the support of the majority of the current Knesset, the sole fully functioning branch in the country’s constitutional system. Netanyahu has tried plenty of risky maneuvers in th... more »

Covid-19 Coronavirus Pandemic In The U.S. -- News Updates March 24 - 25, 2020

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *Coronavirus death toll hits more than 780 in the United States after a sharp rise of 197 in just one day - its biggest jump to date - with total cases now standing at 54,905 and the infection rate climbing above Italy* * Total cases number of cases in US now stands at 54,905 as of Tuesday evening * Experts say the spike is yet to come and the crisis will last for months, at least * On Tuesday alone, more than 8,000 new positive cases were confirmed * Across the US 175 million people living in 17 states have been urged to stay home * New York is by far the worst affe... more »

Covid-19 Coronavirus Pandemic Live Updates And WHO Announcements -- News Updates March 24, 2020

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*Covid-19 Coronavirus Pandemic Live Updates -- News Updates March 24, 2020* U.S. could be next 'virus epicenter' as India locks down, global recession looms: Live -- Reuters As it happened: Italy virus deaths rise -- BBC Coronavirus live news: India locks down population of 1.3bn as Hubei eases restrictions -- The Guardian Coronavirus latest: India announces complete lockdown -- DW Coronavirus update: WHO warns US could become epicentre, Italy deaths rise again, India in 'total lockdown' -- ABC News Online Live Coronavirus News, Updates and Video -- The New York Times India joins coro... more »

World News Briefs -- March 24 - 25, 2020

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*Reuters:* *U.S. could be next 'virus epicenter' as India locks down, global recession looms* GENEVA/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The United States could become the global epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday, as India announced a full 24-hour, nationwide lockdown in the world’s second-most populous country. India joined the ranks of Britain and other countries clamping down to hold back the virus as business activity collapsed from Japan to the United States at a record pace in March. The highly contagious coronavirus has caused entire r... more »

Kirstie Alley Praises Trump’s ‘Leadership’ During Pandemic, Triggers Hollywood

PA Pundits - International at PA Pundits – International - 23 hours ago
By Gabriel Hays ~ While the entertainment world gnashed its collective teeth and tried hard to somehow make the pandemic Trump’s fault, one actress Kirstie Alley braved the ire of her celebrity colleagues by thanking the president for “taking charge and leading” Americans. Kirstie made the error of thinking Trump was doing a good job […]

Pelosi’s Identity Politics Pork Barrel

PA Pundits - International at PA Pundits – International - 23 hours ago
By Mike Gonzalez ~ “You never let a serious crisis go to waste,” Obama adviser Rahm Emanuel said during the country’s last major emergency. Now, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is bringing this noxious idea back as she uses the coronavirus pandemic to permanently stamp identity politics on corporate America. Pelosi’s coronavirus relief bill is a […]

Energy And Environmental Newsletter – March 23rd 2020

PA Pundits - International at PA Pundits – International - 23 hours ago
By John Droz, Jr ~ This is the latest Energy Related newsletter from John Droz. Greed Energy Economics: Europe’s Green Suicide: Eleven Million Jobs At Risk From EU Green Deal The Government’s energy policy could cripple global Britain 3± million seniors turn off heating as ‘they cannot afford energy bills’ Are wind farms better in […]

Prepper Irish Soda Bread

E.M.Smith at Musings from the Chiefio - 1 day ago
A very simple easy to make Irish Soda bread using only flour, water, soda, and salt. Continue reading →

There Were Very Fine People On Both Sides, Said Donald J. Trump

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
If you say anything mean about Trump's core supporters, he will come right to their defense-- as long as he thinks he can get away with it. I wonder if anyone will ask him about the neo-Nazi strategy that ABC News is reporting. The pandemic fits right into their insane agenda. Racist extremist groups, including neo-Nazis and other white supremacists, are encouraging members who contract novel coronavirus disease to spread the contagion to cops and Jews, according to intelligence gathered by the FBI. In an alert obtained by ABC News, the FBI’s New York office reports that "membe... more »

Nevada Governor Signs Emergency Order Banning Prescriptions of Hydroxychloroquine For Treatment of Coronavirus…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 1 day ago
This is almost unbelievable, if it wasn’t for the fact the governor is a democrat. Hopefully voters are paying close attention to this stuff and will remember in November. All of these authoritarian tendencies are being triggered by the opportunity … Continue reading →

LA Mayor Garcetti Goes Full Dictator – Will Shut Down Water and Power For Those Who Defy “Stay At Home” Order…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 1 day ago
First they released the prisoners. Then the LA Sheriff shut down all the gun stores, saying they were not essential services…. Now LA Mayor Garcetti announces he will shut down water and electricity for anyone who attempts to defy the … Continue reading →

Pay People A Living Wage To Stay Home

Caitlin Johnstone at Caitlin Johnstone - 1 day ago
Headline says it all, really. I’m not claiming to have all the answers, but this is one option we should all be talking about a lot in my opinion. This whole debate about either (A) returning to normal and killing millions of people or (B) […]

As crowds at Bondi were being scolded, something more sinister was spreading through Sydney

Ashleigh Raper at Just In - 1 day ago
Shocking scenes of people sunning themselves at Bondi Beach went viral last Friday, but the most concerning coronavirus development was happening on a cruise ship at Circular Quay.

Public servants accuse Government of not practising what it preaches to prevent coronavirus

Dylan Welch And Casey Briggs at Just In - 1 day ago
Public sector workers have told the ABC that they are being prevented from working remotely by the federal and state governments, despite pleas for Australians to practise social distancing and stay at home.

Do I need a face mask now that coronavirus is spreading in the community?

Olivia Willis at Just In - 1 day ago
Coronavirus is now spreading in the Australian community. But are face masks necessary for when you step outside the house?

Cluster of COVID-19 cases from Noosa restaurant prompts public health alert

Allyson Horn at Just In - 1 day ago
Queensland Health issues a public health warning after four staff at a Noosa restaurant continued to serve patrons while infectious with COVID-19. At least 13 other people who attended a function at the restaurant have tested positive.

Coronavirus: Why Russians Are Lucky to Be Led by Putin

Eric Zuesse at The Duran - 1 day ago
Eric Zuesse On Tuesday, March 24th, the following happened: U.S.A. had the world’s largest number of new coronavirus-19 cases: 10,168. The prior day, there were 33,546 cases; so, this 10,168 new cases were a 30% increase from the day before. Russia had 71 new cases, up 19% from the prior day’s 367. Reuters bannered “U.S. […] More The post Coronavirus: Why Russians Are Lucky to Be Led by Putin appeared first on The Duran.

Am I eligible for Centrelink if my partner still has a job?

Nicole Mills at Just In - 1 day ago
If you've lost your job due to the impact of coronavirus you may be eligible for Centrelink payments. Here's what you need to know about who qualifies and how to claim the money.

ACT COVID-19 numbers rise while Chief Minister rejects calls for complete lockdown

Just In - 1 day ago
Canberra records five more cases of COVID-19 as ACT Chief Minister flags further restrictions, but remains sceptical on full lockdowns.

Hospital doubles forensic staff after teen girl's 800km round trip to get a 'rape test'

Just In - 1 day ago
Mount Gambier is SA's third largest city, but when a 17-year-old presented for a forensic examination after an alleged sexual assault she was turned away.

Former Army vet faces jail for smuggling drugs, glue into high-security prison

Meagan Dillon at Just In - 1 day ago
A former South Australian prison guard smuggled drugs and glue — used to conceal contraband in cereal boxes — into a high-security jail because of a "misguided loyalty to prisoners", a court has heard.

Socially distanced neighbourhood bear hunts are taking off around the world

Rachel Clayton at Just In - 1 day ago
From Tennessee to Melbourne, people of all ages are stashing teddy bears in all manner of places to bring a little bit of magic to socially distanced neighbourhoods

Alcohol sales now limited as coronavirus crackdown hits WA bottle shops

Jacob Kagi at Just In - 1 day ago
Limits are being brought in on how much bottle shops across WA can sell to customers in an attempt to prevent panic buying of alcohol and stop people drinking too much during the coronavirus outbreak.

A whole bunch of services are now closed. Here's what's still open

Emily Sakzewski at Just In - 1 day ago
Beauty services are closed, but hairdressers will still operate. Personal training can go ahead, but with no more than 10 people, outdoors, and observing physical distancing rules. You may be confused about the latest announcement on social gatherings. Let us explain.

Man charged over COVID-19 coughing 'prank' inside police station

Luisa Rubbo And Claudia Jambor at Just In - 1 day ago
Police will allege the 21-year-old entered Coffs Harbour Police Station and coughed on an employee while a friend filmed it.

Physios called in for coronavirus crisis as hospitals forced to cancel elective surgery

Brett Worthington And Nick Sas at Just In - 1 day ago
Prime Minister Scott Morrison says non-urgent elective surgeries in public and private hospitals will be banned from midnight as hospitals take drastic measures to prepare for a predicted influx of coronavirus patients.

Coronavirus cases approach 200 in SA, with biggest cluster linked to Ruby Princess

Just In - 1 day ago
SA Health says two men are in intensive care with coronavirus after becoming critically ill — while 25 of the state's cases are linked to the Ruby Princess cruise ship.

Jack Riewoldt says AFL players aren't being selfish in pay cut talks

Just In - 1 day ago
As the AFL feels the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic, its players reject suggestions they are being greedy as they negotiate a pay cut with the league.

Will Blood Donations From Recovered COVID-19 Patients Help? We'll Find Out

Hank Campbell at Science 2.0 blogs - 1 day ago
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration continue to be the kind of nimble agency it once was in response to the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus pandemic, and the hundreds of U.S. deaths COVID-19 has caused. They are not only facilitating access to antibody-rich plasma donated by people who have recovered from COVID-19, in hopes transfusions could lessen the severity or duration of the illness, they have gone a step further and are helping create a master protocol so independent investigators can work on this without the usual 'I won't share data in case I get beat to publication' concern that ... more »

Are You Ready To Have Your Civil Liberties Severely Restricted? Because That Is Where This Thing Is Headed…

j at Wake Up To The Truth - 1 day ago
March 18, 2020 by Michael Snyder One of the things that sets the United States apart from the rest of the world is that we are supposed to have certain civil liberties guaranteed to us by the U.S. Constitution. Of course the U.S. Constitution has been absolutely trampled on by many of our leaders for … Continue reading Are You Ready To Have Your Civil Liberties Severely Restricted? Because That Is Where This Thing Is Headed… →

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