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March 07, 2020

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jim nj

I would trust Emperor Xi's stats before the ayatollahs'.

I agree Iggy. Not only is the Iranian system failing, but apparently everyday Iranians don't want to interact with it either. Not a lot of trust floating around over there.

I mean I can understand the logic of thinking you have the flu, maybe even Covid-19, and not feeling bad enough to confirm it by going to a hospital. If the symptoms are bearable why take the risk of going to the hospital and catching something worse.

That lab in the above article is thinking of building an at home test for people who think they have the virus but feel well enough to stay home and self-isolate. And they cite the same risk of visiting the hospital.

If the country can build up enough capacity of test kits to cover the immediate needs we can then move to South Korea style drive-throughs or mail kits when the supply of kits is large enough.

Narciso

Ok where they derive that base figure for the us?

Buckeye

That “best guess” is being referenced by a lot of libtards.

Color me skeptical until I see it authenticated and the “authority” is vetted.

Narciso

Yes trust him, what is their base no


https://www.crunchbase.com/person/seth-bannon#section-overview

Narciso

That was a biden version of a kinsley gaffe.

Narciso

This may explain their budget shortfall


https://mobile.twitter.com/wael_atallah/status/1235991315739037696

Narciso

The last of a series

https://preview.tinyurl.com/vbo7qbg

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

As oil demand already slumps and OPEC falters Riyadh goes bananas slashing prices and boosting production.

Pinandpuller

“ In a job like that you see the dirty work of Empire at close quarters. The wretched prisoners huddling in the stinking cages of the lock-ups, the grey, cowed faces of the long-term convicts, the scarred buttocks of the men who had been Bogged with bamboos – all these oppressed me with an intolerable sense of guilt. But I could get nothing into perspective. I was young and ill-educated and I had had to think out my problems in the utter silence that is imposed on every Englishman in the East. I did not even know that the British Empire is dying, still less did I know that it is a great deal better than the younger empires that are going to supplant it.”-Shooting an Elephant, George Orwell

https://www.orwellfoundation.com/the-orwell-foundation/orwell/essays-and-other-works/shooting-an-elephant/

lyle

Clarice: the veal was excellent. Like butter. There were just five of us so there’s one chop left over. What a shame...

I followed the recipe pretty close. Against my natural instincts. Everything was fine and apparently everyone enjoyed the veal. I still need to follow my instincts next time. I settled on a mag of ‘06 Fontodi Chianti Classico Riserva that was very complimentary but probably still needed about another five years aging.

No one left hungry.

jim nj

Looking around for test providers: Quest Diagnostics and LabCorp, the two biggest diagnostic test providers in the US will start accepting Covid-19 tests on Monday. Several other groups have made or will be making tests available. I can't find a list of all of them, but it looks like large hospital systems and medical universities will also ramp up.

It's a public service thing. They don't expect to make a lot of money on the tests. The commercial labs may lose money on other tests they normally do as volume may drop as people avoid doctor's offices and hospitals.

I think the backlog will be cleared rather quickly now and we will see a sharp rise in confirmed cases with the testing requirements loosened. Get enough capacity available and the prior CDC rationing will disappear.

Narciso

Yes he was right of eton at the time, before he went to paris.

Narciso

Of course is not what its cracked up to be anymore either, neither is groton now.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Lots of entertaining tweets in this thread that starts out with a couple of pro-death prog loons.
Even Ben Shapiro is learning to appreciate him. Re Trump's remarks re Lizzie Warren; "Guys, it's okay to admit that he's f***ing hilarious".

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Lady at Bernie Rally Falls Off Motorized Scooter, Crawls on Floor, Bites Security Guard

Narciso

Did he have a rabies shot.

lyle

One cool thing from last night: I used fresh homegrown herbs for the sauce. Chives and rosemary from the greenhouse and some thyme that has been springing forth (if you will) on an outdoor pot from last summer. I deglazed with sparkling wine and used canned chicken stock because I was out of veal stock. Because of you introducing me to Dartagnan, that won’t be a problem in the future. Thanks, chef.

Captain Hate

I love how the Warrior fans believe Andrew Wiggins isn't a choking dog.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

BTW, that wasn't actually the American Hospital Association that made that "best guess".
They had a conference and that was the best guess of some prof from U of Nebraska who was at it.

Narciso

Busy phillips was a third rate cast member on dawsons creek, then she waa on something called cougar town

clarice

I'M GLAD IT WORKED OUT SO WELL,LYLE. I was out of veal stock and just used a combo chicken-beef stock which is close enough.
Their veal is extraordinary, I agree.

clarice

well, I have to go to bed in order to get up at 2 to change the clocks. ;)

Narciso

Dorsey is still covering for maza

Narciso

They put levine in twitter jail

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Only thing I remember Busy Phillips in was Freaks and Geeks where she played a stupid slut.
Hmmm...

Narciso

It wasnt acting.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Gosh, it sounds too good to be true. I hope Dartagnan's veal isn't;

Captain Hate

Fucking time changes; we'll never be free as long as I'm forced to say that.

jim nj

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/03/07/johns-hopkins-launches-coronavirus-website-more-than-1-billion-requests-a-day/

The Johns Hopkins Covid-19 dashboard is getting a Billion hits a day.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--Actress @BusyPhilipps
said she owes all of her success to having an abortion at 15, continues: "I will never stop talking about my abortion or my periods or my experiences in childbirth, my episiotomies, my yeast infections, or my ovulation that lines up w/ the moon!"--

Does anyone still think the 19th amendment shouldn't be repealed?
Try listening to Miss March 2020 for Yeast Infections and Episiotomy Scars Quarterly.
I dare you. I didn't even make it 10 seconds.
Bonkers and raging is no way to go through life, sunshine.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

We don't really know how far or wide Covid-19 will spread. Nor do we know how accurate China's numbers are.
But if they are anywhere near accurate, after 2 1/2 months, China is experiencing about ~140 new cases per day and it's declining rapidly. If they're at ~90,000 it's going to take them about 1,000 years to get to the numbers that AHA/U of Nebraska dude was talking about for us.
Have to agree with Elon Musk; the panic over this is dumb.

jim nj

https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2020/03/07/tories-rebel-huawei-ridiculous-german-company-uk-radar-systems-1939/

A group of Conservative party grandees will seek to pass legislation to make Huawei involvement in British telecoms networks illegal, over fears the Chinese may use the equipment to spy on the United Kingdom.

Captain Hate

Have to agree with Elon Musk; the panic over this is dumb.

Until I figure out otherwise, panic over this is another derp state manufactured outrage.

jim nj

Iggy,

I've seen some other equally poor projections from other sources. They usually make faulty assumptions about the rate of growth.

I read them and they look interesting and then I start to see the flaws in their thinking. One looked interesting until I saw that she was relying upon a doubling of the cases every six days. That's not happening anywhere yet.

I saw another dire forecast and then with a little digging discovered it was based on a survey conducted by a nurse's association poll of their members. Substitute "proselytizing union" for "association" as I looked further and it's a "join the union or die" sign-up campaign.

And you can't rely on static analysis for any of this. Some people are starting their projections with 1/3 of hospital beds are usually empty. Figure out how long it will take to fill those beds and that's when the crisis starts. Well, yes, but how many elective surgeries will be cancelled or delayed.

There are just too many variables.

Buckeye

I agree Iggy.

What this is going to do is reduce all virus caused deaths for some time as people are frightened into changed behaviors.

jim nj

https://www.breitbart.com/health/2020/03/06/epa-releases-list-of-best-disinfectants-to-use-against-coronavirus/

They list some of the products in the text and provide a link to the EPA source.

I wonder how many people are going to get zealous about cleaning and forget that ammonia and chlorine don't go together well.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--What this is going to do is reduce all virus caused deaths for some time as people are frightened into changed behaviors.--

Excellent point, Buckeye. I suspect the number of lives saved so far outweighs the lives lost.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--Fucking time changes; we'll never be free as long as I'm forced to say that.--

The good thing about DST is, that one clock I have that I have such a hard time figuring out how to push the buttons to change the time of, will finally be right again since I never even tried to change it last fall.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Hey. Shouldn't the time stamps on our comments have sprunged forward?

jim nj

Buckeye,

That's another thing that the doomsday forecasts miss - that human behavior will change in the face of this.

jim nj

Iggy,

I've got one of those clocks too. With the time change it will be correct.

Dave (in MA)

My hardest to deal with clock is one that's about 2 ½ ft. wide that hangs over the TV, and I can either lean over the TV and move the hour hand with a stick and hope it doesn't pop off the post, or I can pull it off the wall and change the time with a knob in the back and then struggle to get the clock back up on the nail in the wall near the ceiling.

KevlarKid

Such are the problems confronted by modern two-legged cave dwellers. >:0"-"^

cathyf

When you mix ammonia and bleach you get chlorine gas and water. The gas kills you AND the water isn’t a very effective cleaning agent...

jim nj

My alarm clock is an old one with a battery back-up. It uses a button battery, a DL2430, that nobody makes anymore. It used to work great. If the power failed it would still wake you up on time and when the power came back it would have the correct time since it was still counting.

But it's like a two-handed thing when you need to reset the time. Depress these two buttons simultaneously while you toggle a third one. I think the contacts have oxidized over the years because you can follow the instructions and nothing happens.

I don't use the alarm function anymore. It's more of a should I get up or just turn over clock.

On the rare days I have to get up early I use an old cellphone. I can't make calls with it but it still connects with the network and pulls in a time check. As long as it has the correct time the alarm logic sits on the chip and counts down on its own.

jim nj

cathyf,

Yes. Chlorine and ammonia together is bad. That was my point. Most of us know that. Some don't.

Either, alone, if used too liberally can irritate the respiratory tract.

jim nj

time stamp check

Dave (in MA)

Last November a manager of a Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant near here was killed when some employees were trying to clean the floor and mixed two different chemicals. He got everyone out of the building and tried to squeegee the liquid out of the building himself.

hoyden

jim nj, There are just too many variables.

Who has more variables; climate "science" guys or corona virus peeps? I doubt too many deters either from prognosticating doomsday.

Pinandpuller

Is it a little weird that Chinese people living three generations in one household are manufacturing cheap consumer goods to sell to Americans living three generations in one household?

Pinandpuller

If there’s one thing people in restaurants ignore more than declaring cash tips it’s the MSDS.

jim nj

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-afghanistan-politics/afghan-political-rivals-issue-parallel-invites-for-inauguration-ceremonies-idUSKBN20U0WA

WTF?. Rome. Nero. Fiddle.

It's time to leave. Now. Completely.

Pinandpuller

Captain Hate

Andrew Wiggins saved humanity from the Buggers.

Pinandpuller

Corona is the Y2K of viruses.

jim nj

Hoyden,

They're all Malthusians. Many years ago they would have stepped on a box in Hyde Park and railed against the crowd or walked up and down a street with sandwich boards proclaiming, "The end is near."

People paid little attention to them. As was appropriate. Nowadays they promote them as celebrities with multi-million dollar PR campaigns.

We've moved from the lone lunatics, to bizarre cults, to worldwide movements in the relative blink of an eye.

jim nj

Corona is the Y2K of viruses.

Pin,

I said something similar. The hype is just as bad, but there is no January 2nd.

hoyden

jim nj, I had to look up Malthusians having seen the word without knowing it's meaning. Your analogy is apt. Democrats have figured out how to make money and amass power using them.

Pinandpuller

I don’t know if it’s important or trivial to know this but according to CSI Miami ammonia turns isoprene or “latex” into a liquid.

hoyden

jim nj, ...there is no January 2nd.

When every day is groundhog day then no day is groundhog day. Or something. It's not hard to see why intergalactic space aliens pass us by; the planet has gone nucking futz. Who would want us in their federation?

Pinandpuller

Even Zeno has to agree we’re getting close to the end, though.

hoyden

The new Pieces pic has been supersized.

Playing Judge Reggie Walton (Again)
By Clarice Feldman

hoyden

After reading Clarice's Pieces I wondered has CJ Roberts figured this out yet?

James D.

Clarice, great Pieces, but I think you give Walton far too much credit.

I don’t believe he was “misled” or “played.” He’s just another crooked deep state thug who (even though he was appointed ted by W) is a shill for the Democrats.

jimmyk

“one clock I have that I have such a hard time figuring out how to push the buttons to change the time of, will finally be right again since I never even tried to change it last fall.”

If you just unplugged it, it would be right twice a day.

anonamom

I don't find a verb in this opening sentence:


Judge Reggie Walton, the former presiding judge of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, who was played in the case of Lewis Libby by prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald.

Pinandpuller

@BadJim007

I'm going to tell a joke about the corona virus later, I hope you all get it.

jim nj

Sorry Hoyden,

Thomas Malthus. An early economist who noted that the best agricultural land was already in use and could only expand at an arithmetic rate while population was growing at an exponential rate. You could expand agriculture into more marginal land at a lower yield. Diminishing rates of production would lead to starvation of the greatly increased population.

A brilliant observation at the time that foresaw absolutely nothing of the real future. Smaller families. A green revolution in farming with better techniques and mechanization.

His predictions turned out to be so wrong that subsequent dire predictions that turned out to be wrong came to be known as Malthusian in nature.

He's like the Darwin of dismal science. I think he was even the reason that economics got tagged as the "dismal science."

Around 1900 one third of the US population was engaged in agricultural activity. Now it's less then 3% of our population, but the rate of production is several magnitudes higher.

In the 80's we were facing "peak oil" and were poised to run out. Now we have found more oil still in the ground waiting to be used than we have used in the prior century.

Rinse and repeat for everything else we were supposed to run out of. Something gets scarce, the price goes up, people look for more because of the higher price and, lo and behold, they find more of it.

Ergo "Malthusian" predictions of dire consequences are always wrong. We don't always know why immediately, but the illogical will show up sooner or later.

Pinandpuller

If I’m reading the Doomsday Clock correctly we’re all dead.

anonamom

And this last sentence needs to have a comma removed between LIKE and WALTON,and perhaps a semi colon inserted? Or start a new sentence.

What concerns me is judges like, Walton who give out-of-control prosecutors a pass before D.C. jurors, jurors who, as we saw in the Libby case and have just seen in the Roger Stone case, are already by partisan bias inclined against Republican officials.

rewrite:

What concerns me is judges like Walton, who give out-of-control prosecutors a pass before D.C. jurors; jurors who, as we saw in the Libby case and have just seen in the Roger Stone case, are already by partisan bias inclined against Republican officials.

or

What concerns me is judges like Walton, who give out-of-control prosecutors a pass before D.C. jurors. Jurors who, as we saw in the Libby case and have just seen in the Roger Stone case, are already by partisan bias inclined against Republican officials.

jim nj

If you just unplugged it, it would be right twice a day.

Posted by: jimmyk

Analog clocks yes. Digital clocks no. LED clocks just go dark.

Nytol, it's late, the sun shining through the window should have been my cue for bedtime, but for some odd reason it's still dark outside.

anonamom

james D---don't you think clarice intentionally gives cover to these guys when she uses words such as "misled" or "played" when she exposes them?

So they can give some kind of excuse for their behavior, besides "evil lawbreakers who should be removed from the bench and disbarred"?

That's always been my assumption.

Plus, it might keep the IRS from auditing her every year, and the DC police coming by daily to ticket her for things like not shoveling her sidewalk in a timely fashion or leaving the trash bins at the curb for an hour over the allowed time.

Buckeye

Sure seems like an ungodly hour to be awake.

Gentlejim

Buckeye,
It doesn’t seem like it. It is. Boy, was I an idiot to agree to OT today. Good news is that its only 6 hours.

Pin,
I’d guess they aren’t only ignoring the MSDS. They have no idea what it is.

anonamom

The dad of the student jimmy k mentioned the other day--28 cases from him, and counting!

https://www.businessinsider.com/new-york-second-coronavirus-case-attorney-law-firm-grand-central-2020-3

Pinandpuller

@PalliThordason

1/25 Part 1 - Why does soap work so well on the SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus and indeed most viruses? Because it is a self-assembled nanoparticle in which the weakest link is the lipid (fatty) bilayer. A two part thread about soap, viruses and supramolecular chemistry #COVID19

https://twitter.com/pallithordarson/status/1236549305189597189?s=21

anonamom

Stealing from Insty.

I'll answer that question, Roger. Bernie does NOT want to win:

https://www.theepochtimes.com/does-bernie-sanders-really-want-to-win_3263896.html


If you went to CPAC, do you need to self Isolate?

https://pjmedia.com/trending/breaking-cpac-2020-attendee-tests-positive-for-coronavirus-had-no-contact-with-potus-or-vpotus/

If so--here's how:

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/06/health/self-quarantine-coronavirus.html

And hit it yourself if you want to be a covid 19 expert---5:47 last evening has about 20 links

pjmedia.com/instapundit

sbwaters

+1, Pin.

clarice

Good morning, JOM and thanks. Anonamom, those were last minute edits misread at HQ. I'll let them know==thanks.

anonamom

I'd volunteer to edit for you clarice, but as I was in bed at 9:30 last night, I suspect I am sound asleep when you finish up! ;-)

Thank you for once again putting together "the rest of the story" for me to be able to share with friends and family who can't devote their lives to ferreting out the truth.
Especially the ones in the Blue Hells/Bubbles.


MissMarple2

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
·
8h
We have now learned for sure that the Democrats don’t want anything to do with Crazy Bernie. Rigged? First @amyklobuchar & @PeteButtigieg quit the race & come out for Sleepy Joe BEFORE Super Tuesday. Pocahontas says NO & quits race AFTER ELECTION, thereby depriving Bernie of at..

.....least 5 States & the Nomination. Did the DNC & Dems tell Elizabeth Warren to wait? If so, they were deadly, the race would have been over, & Bernie would have won. Dirty double dealing? Nobody knows for sure, & history will be the judge. But I say, here we go AGAIN, Bernie!

MissMarple2

Thank you @GovBillLee and @MariaLeeTN. My Administration will always be there for the Great People of Tennessee. Together, we will prevail! https://t.co/d5tJPEiEYf pic.twitter.com/SqvRzbw3TL

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 7, 2020

Video at link.

MissMarple2

A mote attached to the President's tweet above:

@MariaLeeTN
· Mar 6

Today, @Gov BillLee and I watched the spirits of Cookeville be uplifted by @realDonaldTrump’s visit. Thank you for caring so deeply for the people of Tennessee.

MissMarple2

President @realDonaldTrump signed the $8.3 billion funding bill to combat Coronavirus and defend the health and safety of the American people. pic.twitter.com/QoVpAxSJgU

— The White House (@WhiteHouse) March 7, 2020

Photo at the link.

Captain Hate

This account is great

https://mobile.twitter.com/asterisktour/status/1235764355750379520

MissMarple2

Senator Rim Scott outlined the turnout for President Trump on Fox:

Thank you @SenatorTimScott!pic.twitter.com/7Sp0mj1AL0

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 8, 2020

Video at the link.

MissMarple2

Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
·
26m
We have a perfectly coordinated and fine tuned plan at the White House for our attack on CoronaVirus. We moved VERY early to close borders to certain areas, which was a Godsend. V.P. is doing a great job. The Fake News Media is doing everything possible to make us look bad. Sad!

anonamom

If you want to see what ID docs are concerned about:


https://twitter.com/PaulSaxMD/status/1234137259139620864

(Trigger warning--academics are Leftists)
(And they are internists, so don't get that carbs kill. ;-) )

peter

Mrs. peter and I have had the worst luck watching movies lately. A week ago, I took a DVD out of the library "The Souvenir." Highly regarded by the critics it was slow moving and boring about a film-maker and her relationship with a heroin using idiot. We stuck with it until the end, hoping something would happen.
Last night, I googled "Best movies on Netflix" and came up with "Marriage Story," essentially a re-make of Kramer v Kramer with nothing new to add. Awful.

GUS

Does the DOOMSDAY CLOCK FALL FORWARD OR SPRING BACK???

JMH, I never mentioned ANYTHING about REPUBLICAN WOMEN. Why did you ask??

Extraneus

What the hell is she wearing?

Bit of a Freudian slip...while stumping for @JoeBiden just now in Grand Rapids, MI @amyklobuchar says she “couldn’t think of a better way to end my candidacy than join the ticket...” to big applause. She quickly corrected to say “join the terrific campaign of Joe Biden” pic.twitter.com/axoOR1cX9D

— Amanda Golden (@amandawgolden) March 7, 2020

(Click to open.)

Jim Eagle

Didn't Larry Craig have to resign his Senate seat because he used a version of the "Wuhan handshake"?

peter

nice story about a rare MG coupe from the fifties...
https://petrolicious.com/articles/bodied-by-bertone-powered-by-britain-and-thought-up-by-an-american-this-rare-arnolt-mg-now-lives-in-colombia

Jane

Good Morning! Today our friends Caro and ENDRV get to meet the President! And all I get to do is get ready for their visit! Harrumph!

I hope they have a great time!

GUS

EXT. CAN'T TOUCH DIS.

James D.

From the twitter thread amom linked @ 9:22

The real existential threat is capitalism, and not outbreaks.

8+ years and at least $250k worth of higher education to produce such utter i ignorance. It’s almost kind of impressive.

Bela1

Good morning everyone
Great pieces Clarice. What I find so annoying is how Walton can come up with this sloppy opinion passed off as fact, when it’s just the opposite. Why can’t they read in detail what’s put before them to decide before running off at the mouth?

Jane
Surprises do happen. Maybe you’ll get a mention, a future invite or even a hat out of the deal? Happy for C&E meeting the president! Can’t wait to hear all about it!

Bela1

Jane
That and your meet up!

Bela1

Extraneus - Your 9:56 AM
Those look like MC Hammer pants :D

Jim Eagle

jane,

Did they win one of those texted donation requests and he would pick contributors for lunch at Mar-e - Lago? I get like 8 of them a day. Often wondered if people actually got picked.

Extraneus

CAN'T TOUCH DIS.

heh

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