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Botany's Journal
Botany's Journal
May 31, 2020

NPR New Zealand Now Has Just 1 Active COVID-19 Case

New Zealand is now down to only one active COVID-19 case, reaching a new level of success in its fight against the coronavirus. The last time a new case was reported in the country was more than a week ago; no one is currently hospitalized with the disease caused by the coronavirus.


The news came on the same day that the country further eased its restrictions on the public. It will now permit gatherings of up to 100 people — clearing the way for weddings, parties, funerals and other large events. Restaurants can also host up to 100 people, as long as safety protocols are followed.


The prime minister is credited with taking decisive and early action to minimize the coronavirus's impact on her country.


That system worked well, allowing New Zealand to permit businesses and schools to reopen earlier this month.


Worldwide, the four countries with the highest numbers of confirmed cases are the U.S. — with more than 1.7 million cases — followed by Brazil, Russia and the United Kingdom.


May 30, 2020

Barr & Trump want this violence and law breaking ...this is their Reichstag fire ...in a desperate

.... attempt to keep power. Trump/Putin/Barr are pulling out all of the stops.
Please tell me where I am wrong but are not these straight up agent provocateur
acts in order to stir up shit? We need to know who is paying these people to take
it to the next level.

And how many republicans, Fox News people, and right wing hate talkers know
what is happening and are fine with it.

Putin was KGB and this kind of social disruption and false flag operations are right
out of the KGB playbook.



May 30, 2020

The Familiar Plants and Animals That Invaded America's Landscape


Growing up, I loved honeysuckle. My friends and I couldn’t wait to pull at the blossoms and inhale their sweet smell. That was childhood life in crowded Midwestern suburbia. But now that I’ve spent the last 20 years surrounded by farmland, I’ve seen the dark side of bush honeysuckle, watching as my childhood favorite reaches across fence lines and chokes out our local woods.

I’ve also come to realize that many of the species I encounter every day are also not-so-friendly intruders. Those fat earthworms wriggling on my garden trowel, the honeybees buzzing in the flowers and the feral cats sheltering in my neighbor’s barn are also aliens among us. (Yep, even those sunny-faced interloping daffodils have escaped the garden gate.)

You probably encounter species every day that are not native to our shores. In general, a species in the U.S. is considered non-native if wasn’t here before European settlers arrived some 400 years ago. Today, every corner of the U.S. harbors impostors to its native ecosystems, regardless of whether they arrived on purpose or accidentally. These non-natives are considered invasive once they start to harm the environment or economy. Here are some of the most surprising offenders.

Add to the list of non native invasive plants: Norway Maples (Crimson King), english ivy, winter creeper euonymus, burning bush ,
privet, rose of sharon, day lily, barberry, vinca, and buckthorn.
May 29, 2020

Trump needs distractions: New Zealand discharges its last coronavirus patient from the hospital

New Zealand discharges its last coronavirus patient from the hospital

For the fifth consecutive day, there are no new cases of COVID-19 cases in New Zealand, ministry of health officials announced on Wednesday. The positive metrics do not end there – there are also no COVID-19 hospitalizations in the country, following the discharge of a patient from Middlemore Hospital in Auckland.

During a press briefing on Wednesday, officials shared the hopeful statistics. The total number of recovered cases is now at 1,462, and there are just 21 remaining active cases of COVID-19.

The country has conducted a total of 267,435 coronavirus tests and contact tracers are working to monitor the remaining cases through the NZ COVID Tracer app.

New Zealand's final coronavirus hospitalization was discharged and there are only 21 remaining active cases of COVID-19, public health official Ashley Bloomfield said on Wednesday.

New Zealand also launched another app on Wednesday, which will provide health care professionals with access to information on the updated case definition, on local clinical pathways, and on guidance around use of personal protective equipment.


May 29, 2020

Bethel School District wrestling coach fired over social media post about George Floyd

Source: KIRO 7

The Bethel School District told KIRO 7 on Thursday that it has fired a first-year high school wrestling coach after investigating a social media post that showed him on the ground with a knee on the back of his neck as he smiles and gives a thumbs-up.

"We have completed our investigation. Dave Hollenbeck is no longer employed by the Bethel School District. His behavior was not consistent with our equity initiatives and nondiscrimination policies,” said district spokesman Doug Boyles.

The post was in reference to George Floyd, who died Monday after Minneapolis police pinned him to the ground with a knee to the neck. Viral video showed Floyd pleading that he could not breathe.

“This is for all the race baiters and people that don’t What (sic) they’re talking about when they’re saying that this could kill you,” read the Facebook post, which appeared to have since been deleted from the coach Dave Hollenbeck’s page.

Read more: https://www.kiro7.com/news/local/not-dead-yet-bethel-school-district-investigates-wrestling-coachs-george-floyd-post/R4XYTSLAJFFYJKTCNRE6MTBKRM/

Next stop for coach Hollenbeck Fox News or some "christian school of college."
May 26, 2020

Trump, " This will be a Rigged Election." Yes and it will be rigged by the American people ...

... and Trump will lose in a landslide and in a large because people will vote by mail instead of by the machines
which can be and were hacked in order to change the outcome. Vlad can not tamper with mail in ballots and
Trump and the republicans know that.



May 24, 2020

Tomato List 2020

Sun Gold
German Johnson
Jet Stetter
Green Zebra
Black Cherry
Black Krim
Cherokee Purple

other veg stuff
Long Tom Red Chilies
Serrano Pepper
California Wonder Green Pepper
Cilantro "Calypso"
Swiss Chard
Red Onions
White Onions
Red Skin Potatoes
Sugar Snap Peas
Thai Basil
Sangiovese Basil

Trying to propagate American Wahoo (Euonymus atropurpureus native burning bush)

May 21, 2020

Trump says he will finish his hydroxychloroquine regimen 'in a day or two'

Source: USA Today

"I think it’s two days. Two days," Trump said from the Cabinet Room at the White House.

Trump had announced Monday that he was taking hydroxychloroquine, a drug that he's repeatedly touted as a treatment for coronavirus despite warnings about its effectiveness, as a prophylaxis against the coronavirus.

Trump, who said he has tested negative for COVID-19, stated Monday he had been taking the drug daily for about a week and a half as an added measure to avoid getting the coronavirus. He said the White House physician "didn't recommend" hydroxychloroquine but offered it to him.


Trump's claim stirred up a storm online and on cable television, with an array of doctors, journalists and politicians issuing stern warnings to others after the president's revelation, pointing out the drug's ineffectiveness against the coronavirus in a few recent studies and long list of potentially dangerous side effects.

Read more: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/05/20/trump-says-he-finish-hydroxychloroquine-regimen/5232555002/

Trump lies to cover his lies.
May 20, 2020

A must read. Trump administration gave an 812 million $ contract to a drug firm founded in Jan. 2020

So Trump and company knew the pandemic was coming and targeted certain
people or companies for some "sugar."

And how big a kick back has Jared harvested from Phlow?

And how many drugs to treat C-19 has the company made?


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