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SheltieLover's Journal
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January 16, 2021

Pharmaforium: new approach to COVID-19 treatment


While pharma has raced to develop COVID-19 vaccines, US-based company NeuroRx is taking a different approach to treating the virus. CEO Dr. Jonathan Javitt tells pharmaphorum about the science behind the company’s Zyesami, which targets the alveolar type II cells in the lung that are critical for transmission of oxygen.

Zyesami was developed in conjunction with partner Relief Therapeutics, and NeuroRx is currently awaiting results from a Phase 2b/3 trial (COVID-AIV) evaluating the therapeutic for the treatment of respiratory failure in COVID-19 patients.

Based on years of research by Professor Sami Said at New York’s Stony Brook University, the drug is a synthetic formulation of Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide (VIP), a naturally occurring peptide that is highly concentrated in the lungs. VIP is known to have potent anti-inflammatory effects and can inhibit coronavirus replication and block the formation of inflammatory cytokines.

Much more at link.
January 16, 2021

Amazon.com and 'Big Five' publishers accused of ebook price-fixing


Class action lawsuit filed in US claims the houses have colluded with the online giant to keep prices artificially high

Amazon.com and the “Big Five” publishers – Penguin Random House, Hachette, HarperCollins, Macmillan and Simon & Schuster – have been accused of colluding to fix ebook prices, in a class action filed by the law firm that successfully sued Apple and the Big Five on the same charge 10 years ago.

The lawsuit, filed in district court in New York on Thursday by Seattle firm Hagens Berman, on behalf of consumers in several US states, names the retail giant as the sole defendant but labels the publishers “co-conspirators”. It alleges Amazon and the publishers use a clause known as “Most Favored Nations” (MFN) to keep ebook prices artificially high, by agreeing to price restraints that force consumers to pay more for ebooks purchased on retail platforms that are not Amazon.com.

More at link.
January 16, 2021

Another charming fellow


Note: untamiliar with source, but pertinent data matches mainstream news, just more details.


He is the owner of Primetime Movers, which he launched in November 2016 and is based in Memphis. (c)

On October 25, 2020, Memphis Police Officers arrested him. He was charged with domestic assault with bodily harm and released on his own recognizance. He was accused of kicking in the front door of his home in Cordova, chasing his wife Kathryn Bledsoe, picking her up by her throat, and slamming her onto the floor. He was 36 years old at the time. (b)


He took photos and videos of himself during the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021 and posted them on Instagram before deactivating his Instagram account. (d) In one of the videos, he said, “In the Capitol. This is our house. We pay for this s**t. Where’s those pieces of s**t at?” (a)

His wife Shea Bledsoe confirmed his participation in the U.S. Capitol riot on January 6, 2021 and praised him for it on Facebook before deactivating her Facebook account. (e)

Yet another reason violent offenders should not be released onto the streets.

Still searching for whether judge allowed him bail.

Much more at link.

It will be interesting to see whether a business boycott ensues. Memphis is largely blue, but surrounded by sickening rednecks.
January 16, 2021

Peyote-Loving 'QAnon Shaman' Vowed to Attend Inauguration, Left Chilling Note for Pence: Docs


The so-called QAnon Shaman who stormed the U.S. Capitol last week in Viking garb before sitting in Vice President Mike Pence’s chair on the Senate dais admitted to federal agents he intended to return to D.C. to “protest” President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.

“I’ll still go, you better believe it,” Jacob Chansley bragged in an interview with FBI agents the day after the violent insurrection. “For sure I’d want to be there, as a protestor, as a protestor, fuckin’ a.”


On Friday evening, U.S. Magistrate Judge Deborah Fine ordered that Chansley be detained. “I have no confidence that he will follow my court orders,” Fine said, calling Chansley an “active” participant in “a violent insurrection.”


Chansley admitted that he left a chilling note on Pence’s desk stating, “It’s only a matter of time, justice is coming.” But he told the FBI he “did not mean his note to Vice President Pence... as a threat.”

Lots more at link. Oh my, I'm sure the FBI Agents were just overwhelmed by this guy'e intellect.
January 15, 2021

Vice: Queens Proud Boy Wannabe Arrested for Allegedly Stockpiling Guns for Another Capitol attack


"Got a bunch of guys all armed and ready to deploy... we are just waiting for the word,” he allegedly posted on Parler.

Queens man who allegedly had aspirations of joining the far-right group the Proud Boys was charged with a weapons offense Wednesday after his Tuesday arrest by the FBI turned up a stockpile of ammunition and deadly weapons.


Both before and during the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, Florea, a software engineer by trade, posted threatening messages under the name “LoneWolfWar” on the far-right-friendly, recently-defunct social media site Parler. He admitted to police that he was the operator of the account and owner of the ammunition.

Florea was charged with being a felon in possession of illegal ammunition, as he had previously been convicted of a firearms-related felony in New York state, according to the complaint. He could face up to a decade in prison if convicted. Assistant U.S. Attorney Francisco J. Navarro said during the bail hearing that Florea “is particularly dangerous in the current political environment” and posed a flight risk, according to the Associated Press.

More at link, including reported threats about Senator Warnock. glad to see these shitbags being rounded up. hopefully, they will not be released back onto the streets!

on edit: just ran across a NY Post article stating this guy's wife was horrified, planning to divorce him, and plans to sue dump. not linking to their crappy site. lol

Removed a less important paragraph in favor of the last one.
January 15, 2021

Red Sox legend Curt Schilling says his insurance policy has been CANCELED by AIG after he tweeted in


Schilling tweeted: 'We will be just fine, but wanted to let Americans know that @AIGinsurance canceled our insurance due to my 'Social Media profile''

He had last week said rioters started 'confrontation for sh*t that matters'

After some followers questioned his claims about AIG Tuesday, Schilling replied with a screenshot of his alleged correspondence with the company

The screenshot read that canceling Schilling's insurance plan was 'a management decision that was made collectively and could not be overturned'

More at link. Good for AIG!

PS - Sorry about Daily Mail.
January 15, 2021

Shaman seeking pardon


Jake Angeli, whose legal name is Jacob Anthony Chansley, was taken into custody Saturday in Arizona. An indictment unsealed Tuesday in Washington charged the 33-year-old with civil disorder, obstruction of an official proceeding, disorderly conduct in a restricted building, and demonstrating in a Capitol building. It’s unclear whether the new charges are felonies or misdemeanors. Chansley was previously charged with two misdemeanors stemming from the violent riot — entering a restricted building without lawful authority and violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.


Angeli "accepted President Trump's invitation to walk down Pennsylvania Avenue to the Capitol," Watkins said in a statement. “Mr. Chansley is an American; he served honorably in the U.S. military. He has zero criminal history. He is a lover of nature, routinely practices meditation, is an active practicer of yoga and eats only organic food. He took seriously the countless messages of President Trump. He believed in President Trump. Like tens of millions of other Americans, Chansley felt -- for the first time in his life -- as though his voice was being heard.”

Watkins said Angeli played no part in the violence and surrendered peacefully, warranting a pardon.

“My client had heard the oft-repeated words of President Trump,” Mr. Watkins continued. “The words and invitation of a president are supposed to mean something. Given the peaceful and compliant fashion in which Mr. Chansley comported himself, it would be appropriate and honorable for the president to pardon Mr. Chansley and other like-minded, peaceful individuals who accepted the president’s invitation with honorable intentions.”

More at link. Here we go...
January 14, 2021

QAnon 'shaman' Jake Angeli reportedly booted from Navy for refusing a vaccine


The infamous, bare-chested “QAnon shaman” who stormed the US Capitol in a horned headdress and star-spangled face paint was reportedly booted from the Navy for refusing to take an anthrax vaccine.

Jake Angeli, 33, who complained that jail staff won’t feed him organic food, enlisted in the Navy as a supply clerk in September 2005 before getting assigned to the USS Kitty Hawk the following March, Task and Purpose reported.

After about two years as a serviceman, the Arizona native was discharged when he refused to take the anthrax vaccine in October 2007, the outlet reported, citing a Navy official.

The characterization of Angeli’s discharge wasn’t released because of privacy concerns, the outlet said.

More at link. Well, there we have it. Dishonorable discharge.
January 14, 2021

Arkansas & Mississippi are sending National Guardsmen to Biden inauguration


Arkansas & Mississippi are sending National Guardsmen to Biden inauguration
The guardsmen are part of a broad contingent of National Guard soldiers from various states that will attend the ceremony.

Author: The Associated Press
Published: 1:10 PM CST January 14, 2021
Updated: 3:21 PM CST January 14, 2021

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The Arkansas National Guard is sending 500 soldiers and airmen to Washington to assist with security for President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration. The guard on Thursday said Gov. Asa Hutchinson approved the mission.

The deployment begins on January 17 and the guardsmen are set to return to Arkansas before the end of the month.

The Mississippi National Guard is also sending troops to Washington D. C. for the presidential inauguration. Republican Gov. Tate Reeves' press secretary, Bailey Martin, said the governor told the Mississippi National Guard to send troops if necessary "even before the riots at the Capitol last week."

More at link.

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