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Joe needs to issue statement denouncing Naval hero firing

Many military folks think Dems "hate" the military. Odd, I know but this is jow many think. 😳🤯
Posted by SheltieLover | Fri Apr 3, 2020, 03:25 PM (4 replies)

Google using location data to show which states are taking social distancing seriously


PDFs at link fof all states & many countries.
Posted by SheltieLover | Fri Apr 3, 2020, 03:15 PM (2 replies)

What We Pretend to Know About the Coronavirus Could Kill Us


Cannot copy test. My apologies. Long, but informative oped.
Posted by SheltieLover | Fri Apr 3, 2020, 01:55 PM (0 replies)

How coronavirus threatens the seasonal farmworkers at the heart of the American food supply


Many Americans may find bare grocery store shelves the most worrying sign of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their food system.

But, for the most part, shortages of shelf-stable items like pasta, canned beans and peanut butter are temporary because the U.S. continues to produce enough food to meet demand – even if it sometimes takes a day or two to catch up.

To keep up that pace, the food system depends on several million seasonal agricultural workers, many of whom are undocumented immigrants from Mexico and other countries. These laborers pick grapes in California, tend dairy cows in Wisconsin and rake blueberries in Maine.

As a sociologist who studies agricultural issues, including farm labor, I believe that these workers face particular risks during the current pandemic that, if unaddressed, threaten keeping those grocery store shelves well stocked.

Much more at link!
Posted by SheltieLover | Fri Apr 3, 2020, 01:19 PM (3 replies)

Trump busted by own officials for lying about forcing GM to make desperately-needed ventilators as p


According to a report by USA Today, Donald Trump was not telling the truth when he told the American public that he was forcing General Motors to start manufacturing desperately needed ventilators to save the lives of Americans with severe COVID-19 symptoms.

The report notes that one week ago, the president stated that he would use the powers contained in the Defense Production Act to compel the automaker to start retooling and make the medical devices, however three sources within his own administration, speaking on the condition of anonymity said that “the government is still exploring its options and has not yet placed an order under the Defense Production Act for any of the machines.

More at link.
Posted by SheltieLover | Fri Apr 3, 2020, 01:15 PM (6 replies)

Top South Dakota Republicans face investigation for appearing to be drunk during crucial coronavirus


Lawmakers in South Dakota are investigating whether or not Senate Majority Leader Kris Langer (R) was drunk during a meeting earlier this week — a meeting that dealt with new legislation regarding the coronavirus outbreak, the Rapid City Journal reports.

Another South Dakota Republican, Brock Greenfield, is also under investigation for his conduct during the meeting.

More at link.

WTF? Lock them up!
Posted by SheltieLover | Fri Apr 3, 2020, 01:12 PM (3 replies)

House Foreign Affairs Chrmn Engel calls on White House to cut exports of coronavirus PPE



If this were WW II, These fkrs would be selling ammo to Germans! 🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬

This is entire article, but there is a link to Engel's letter to pence there.

To view, scroll down to bottom of articles, click load more stories & scroll down just past trump tells nursing homes to set up their own covid units. 😳🤯

3h ago / 9:19 AM CDT
Engel calls on White House to cut exports of coronavirus PPE
House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., on Friday called on the White House to restrict the export of personal protective equipment, citing the shortage of that vital gear amid the coronavirus pandemic.

In a letter to Vice President Mike Pence, who heads the administration’s coronavirus task force, Engel said that the administration should use the Export Control Reform Act and the International Emergency Economic Powers Act to take action.

“There is mounting evidence that the critical shortages of surgical masks and other personal protective equipment are being exacerbated by the unregulated export of such medical supplies from the United States,” Engel wrote.
“Despite this alarming development, the White House Task Force on the Coronavirus has taken no steps to order the national regulation of personal protective equipment.”
Posted by SheltieLover | Fri Apr 3, 2020, 12:51 PM (0 replies)

NBA returns in virtual form as Kevin Durant headlines video game tournament


A new video game tournament is offering NBA stars a chance for a competitive outlet, as players who would normally be preparing for the postseason are instead practicing social distancing.

The players-only video game tournament starts Friday and will be aired on ESPN as hoop stars face off against each other in the popular basketball franchise NBA 2K.

It’s a much needed distraction for players, who have found themselves with time on their hands since the NBA suspended games March 11 because of COVID-19.

I wish they would live stream online for those who are into 🏀.
Posted by SheltieLover | Fri Apr 3, 2020, 12:09 PM (0 replies)

Kentucky is putting ankle monitors on coronavirus patients who ignore self-isolation order


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (KRON/NEXSTAR) – Kentucky courts have ordered several coronavirus patients to wear GPS ankle monitors after they refused to stay at home.

Judges have ordered people who have tested positive or are suspected of having the virus to self-isolate, and those who ignore the mandate may be placed on house arrest, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal.

As of Thursday evening, the fourth and most recent person ordered to wear a GPS monitor is a man who hadn’t tested positive for coronavirus, but lives with a confirmed case and refused to sign a quarantine order, according to the Courier-Journal. The man’s sister allegedly told health officials he “leaves the home often.”

More at link.

Posted by SheltieLover | Fri Apr 3, 2020, 11:40 AM (5 replies)

In Desperation, New York State Pays Up to 15 Times the Normal Prices for Medical Equipment


How is it not criminal to do this? 🤬🤬🤬

Posted by SheltieLover | Fri Apr 3, 2020, 10:03 AM (6 replies)
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