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August 04, 2020

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Marlene

First?

Neo

If Joe Biden can’t handle Donald Trump in a debate, what will he do with Presidents Xi Jinping or Vladimir Putin ?

We've seen this movie before ...

Anakin Skywalker Joe Biden: What have I done? ... my Master.
Darth Sidious: You are fulfilling your destiny.

henry

Did the weather service issue ark blueprints?

Neo

China gets no respect https://mobile.twitter.com/stillgray/status/1290513436284092418

henry

CDC on face masks.

@vickimckenna

"In our systematic review...that reported estimates of the effectiveness of face masks in reducing laboratory-confirmed influenza virus infections in the community...we found no significant reduction in influenza transmission with the use of face masks"

https://twitter.com/vickimckenna/status/1290654997978456064?s=21

(from May, 2020)

The Infamous Ignatz

CCP flu continues to slow with the lowest percentage growth in new positive tests since June 15th, and the lowest absolute number in a month.
The trough of new deaths didn't increase for the first time in a month suggesting it has peaked as well.
OTOH almost the entire world continues to do almost everything wrong so who knows what's next.

peter

Pianist Leon Fleischer has died. He was taught by Schnable, who in turn was taught by Czerny, who in turn, was taught by Beethoven.

MissMarple2

A report from the Mostly Peaceful Protests in Portland, brought over from the tail end of the last thread:

Kerri Kupec DOJ
@KerriKupecDOJ
·
13h
After breaking down and into an entryway of the federal courthouse in Portland, a man lit and placed an explosive device that left one of our Marshals with injuries to both of his legs.

Current total of federal arrests/charged in Portland:

⏹ 97 arrests

⏹ 80 charged

Extraneus

All major media outlets are reporting Sweden's experience as a failure.

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=sweden+covid+deaths&ia=web&iai=r1-5&page=1&adx=prdsdc&sexp=%7B%22v7exp%22%3A%22a%22%2C%22sltexp%22%3A%22b%22%2C%22prodexp%22%3A%22b%22%2C%22prdsdexp%22%3A%22c%22%2C%22wiadrk%22%3A%22b%22%7D

Yet deaths per day were near zero by the end of June.

(Click to open.)

Jane

Yikes! Neither my outdoor tV or my indoor Mac work today! How rude!

MissMarple2

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2020/08/04/us_broadcast_agency_didnt_thoroughly_vet_foreign_workers.html

Headline:
U.S. Broadcast Agency Didn't Thoroughly Vet Foreign Workers

"An internal government report issued by the Office of Personnel Management has uncovered a decade of gross lapses in common personnel vetting practices that are raising serious security concerns at the taxpayer-funded U.S. broadcasting agency, the umbrella organization for the flagship Voice of America and several other sister media outlets."

(More at the link.)

Melinda

❤️Amy Taylor❤️
@AmyTaylorTx
Has anyone seen this? I laughed so hard! #Trump2020Landslide #Trump2020

https://twitter.com/AmyTaylorTx/status/1289747832291954689

[That's hysterical!]

clarice

Yesterday we tackled a horde of wasps which had invaded the house, today a small leak from an attic. Yuck. It has rained so much here the past few days, I fear our pool will overflow.
https://gothamist.com/news/after-talking-all-day-long-rich-new-yorkers-hamptons-cuomo-says-he-cant-raise-their-taxes

Melinda

Tensions flare as GOP's Biden probe ramps up

https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/510357-tensions-flare-as-gops-biden-probe-ramps-up

Narciso

The burisma caucus then.

MissMarple2

Melinda,

The next GOP presidential nominee is going to have to meet a personality, energy and humor requirement previous nominees did not.

Furthermore, I cannot imagine ANY of the boring democrat top-tier candidates in the position. Elizabeth Warren? Bernie Sanders?(Biden is obviously hopeless.)

sbwaters

Clarice, we found a quarter-sized hole in the roof about two inches from high side corner of the chimney where wasps would come in, find their way into the A/C vents, and from thence into the house.

Apparently the snow built up there in the winter and we were unable to see the damage.

Our house painter was doing the chimney, noticed, and repaired the hole.

We would never have found it and the water damage might have gone unnoticed until it was a serious problem.

If you can, check their from inside the attic or, if possible, the box surrounding the chimney.

jimmyk

Fleisher was fabulous in the early years, then got one of those hand injuries that musicians get, and had to adapt, playing music designed for one hand. But I believe he had something of a recovery and was able to make a comeback. RIP.

Jane

Are you guys getting hit by the storm yet?

Old Lurker

Jane, dead calm, hot, and 98% humidity here.

jimmyk

Hadn't refreshed, my 11:23 was in reference to peter's 10:29.

Old Lurker

No premium mail on Nantucket since July 8 still.

NOBODY at USPS seems to give a damn. They just laugh...and have no idea where the phrase "Going Postal" originated.

How 'bout that mail in voting idea?

MissMarple2

They are not kidding; explosion is MASSIVE. Video (45 seconds) at the link.

BREAKING: Massive explosion rocks area near Beirut port; cause of blast unknown @timourazhari

pic.twitter.com/XGfDGwFzEw

— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) August 4, 2020
Rocco

"I am used to holding my nose anyways when I am in the voting booth."

Now that's funny!

Just a thought...I wonder if there's any correlation between Strzok flipping and Biden postponing his pick?

Hillary's won the popular vote. If I were a democrat, I'd want the best chance at beating Trump. And she could make all their troubles go away. Hillary/Rice?

jimmyk

Storm hitting NYC now, rain coming down in buckets.

Momto2

Eric Trump
@EricTrump
On Monday alone,
@realDonaldTrump
answered 17 questions from reporters. Joe Biden answered NO questions yesterday and has not answered a single question since July 28.

MissMarple2

We got an edge of that storm yesterday, jimmyk. It's been a long time since I have seen waves of rain in the air, but I did yesterday afternoon.

Momto2

AND, to follow Eric's tweet - when Biden does answer questions, he's given them in advance -has to read the answers - often *still* screws it up!

Rocco

Cindy Fitzgibbon says it should start around here at 3 pm or so with gusts up to 60 mph. Maybe with some tornado warnings. Upstate NY hang on!

Old Lurker

Trump has to walk on eggs to be sure Biden gets the nomination.

Rocco

hoyden,

I tweaked the recipe again. Two and a half scoops of coffee and 16 oz's water. Using the supplied spoon.

sbwaters

BTW, Jane, finally had a chance to take your test. I can smell peanut butter through both nostrils. Whew!

jimmyk

I think it was two separate storms, MM. We got that one last night, loud thunder and lightning. Now this is Isaias coming up from FL.

MissMarple2

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-says-election-result-could-take-two-months

There is an embedded video in this story, which is based on the interview he did on Axios.

Extraneus

Trump has to walk on eggs to be sure Biden gets the nomination.

That's why I hate when he comments on Biden's mental acuity.

MissMarple2

I will bow to your judgement, jimmyk, since I didn't check the radar or cloud photos.

Sure was a humdinger, though. If the tropical storm heads our way, then, we will have more than enough water for the next couple of weeks.

The feral cat who is the mother of the kittens my daughter adopted was comfy on one of the porch chairs on the covered porch. She knows a good deal when she has one, since my daughter will take food out to her. Ha!

Extraneus

Eye of Isaias is currently in the DC-Baltimore area, traveling north at around 33 mph.

MissMarple2

Extraneus,

The Democrats will go with Biden based on those comments just to prove Trump wrong. Just like they did with HCQ.

Jane

SBW,

Can you smell it from the same distance?

MissMarple2

David A. Daoud
@DavidADaoud
· 30m

LBCI: Explosion in warehouse 12 in Beirut port, burned down during explosion of fireworks inside of it twitter.com/LBCI_NEWS/stat…
===================================
LTC (R) Peter Lerner
@LTCPeterLerner
·
28m
“Fireworks”

MissMarple2

Video attached to this link gives an even clearer picture of how massive the explosion was.

#BREAKING
Massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon
Reportedly in the port area. Sound heard from miles away.
Report: "Explosion in warehouse 12 in Beirut port, burned down during explosion of fireworks inside."pic.twitter.com/Z76IiAQLrT

— Heshmat Alavi (@HeshmatAlavi) August 4, 2020
Momto2

Ari Fleischer
@AriFleischer

In NYC, a judge ruled ballots without postmarks count, even if they arrived 2 days after the election.

This gives the post office huge power. The morning after a close election, ballot harvesting and no postmarks can change results.

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

JUST IN: New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Oxiris Barbot resigned from her post Tuesday, citing Mayor Bill de Blasio’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic in a critical letter.

clarice

thnx SBW--we found where the wasps were coming in --patched it and killed them.The leaky attic has been spotted and we await our resident handyman's touch. I feel like I'm locked up in some crumbling tower and my hair is too short to braid it and escape.

Sun's out now though so maybe my attitude will improve.

sbwaters

Jane, yeah, same distance about a foot out. Didn't try further.

Some of my relatives, with the Waters' nose, I'm sure could smell peanut butter a yard away.

Best to you and Kiwi.

Extraneus

Dems have #TwoWeeks to take out Biden. Their convention starts 8/17 and he has way more delegates than necessary to be nominated on the 1st ballot.

Extraneus

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-primary-elections/delegate-count

Manuel Transmission

Would MM or anyone who does Twitter please look up Gummi Bear? In depth graphs on WuFlu.

rich

>>>Eye of Isaias is currently in the DC-Baltimore area, traveling north at around 33 mph.

Posted by: Extraneus | August 04, 2020 at 11:51 AM<<<

it's been raining here since yesterday afternoon. starting to clear out a bit and the temp has dropped nicely.

Neo

Another Beirut video
https://mobile.twitter.com/BissanCampaigns/status/1290671086951161856

hoyden

Rocco, 2.5 scoops and 16 oz how hard is it to extract the spoon? I’m using one scoop and 12 oz. got the ameuus mesh yesterday. Those are some tiny holes.

hrtshpdbox

That's why I hate when he comments on Biden's mental acuity.

That's just him getting Dems to rally behind Joe.

rich

Posted by: Extraneus | August 04, 2020 at 12:19 PM

they can push the convention date.

they'd have to get in before the states deadlines.

(ie this is going to be a disaster whether biden is the nominee or not).

rich

is this the thread man tran

https://twitter.com/gummibear737/status/1283840177497088001

Old Lurker

YL wishes Trump would start demanding that schools stay closed and the everybody wear masks 24x7.

Neo

More Beriut
https://mobile.twitter.com/crpokhrel/status/1290686268959895552

Extraneus

Yeah, I thought of that reverse psych a while ago, and he's smart enough to know it works on a lot of people. Still bugs me for some reason.

rich

>>>Hillary/Rice?

Posted by: Rocco | August 04, 2020 at 11:36 AM<<<

looking like my satan pick might win after all.

hrtshpdbox

Joe's rocking a new hat.

Manuel Transmission

Rich, yes! My ex-CEO of med outfits buddy found the graphs, but like me, couldn’t access the full thread.

Jane

Imagine Hillary running again. What a joke.

MissMarple2

Retweeted by the President. Link goes to press release outlining details of the plan.

https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/president-donald-j-trump-conserving-restoring-majesty-americas-public-lands/

Jane

well my laptop appears to be working again. But my TV goes on for 1 second, then fades away. Any ideas all you brilliant souls?

hrtshpdbox

"Eisenhower...I mean Trump..is afraid to debate me!"

hrtshpdbox

Jane, when my TV started doing that (screen would light up blue, then go black), everything I read told me it was time to get another set (so I did).

Manuel Transmission

The top graph on the Gummi Bear link shows stats on all combinations of HCQ use. Pretty spectacular.

MissMarple2

Retweeted by the President.Link goes to an animated GIF but the message is pretty much what's in the tweet.

SIGNED ✅: President @realdonaldtrump has signed the Great American Outdoors Act into law!

This legislation marks the single largest investment in our national parks and public lands IN HISTORY! pic.twitter.com/vYa0sbrA4Y

— Senate Republicans (@SenateGOP) August 4, 2020
Captain Hate

That Beirut explosion was huge. Somebody's missing a lot of munitions.

MissMarple2

Retweeted by the President. Link goes to 1-minute video.

The Great American Outdoors Act will ensure our national parks & public lands can be enjoyed for generations to come. This would have NEVER been possible without @realDonaldTrump's leadership! #GAOA pic.twitter.com/PscyyyhgJY

— Secretary David Bernhardt (@SecBernhardt) August 4, 2020
MissMarple2

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump

To see the signing ceremony and speech for the Great American Outdoors Act, you will have to go to the President's Twitter page, linked above. Typubus pad has a problem with Periscope.

jimmyk

The top graph on the Gummi Bear link shows stats on all combinations of HCQ use. Pretty spectacular.

I have to laugh when seemingly intelligent people dismiss HCQ on the grounds that there haven't been double-blind tests, and then adamantly assert that masks help.

rich

he did vacuum up a lot of data. was looking for a wrapped thread because it'd probably be easier to read.

Old Lurker

Jimmy "and then adamantly assert that masks help."

And then even more adamantly groom us all for the day when they will demand, and they will, to inject us all with the least tested and proven vaccine ever released on humans in history.

anonamom

If you can, check their from inside the attic or, if possible, the box surrounding the chimney.

Find a friend with a drone and poke around the roof and chimney. That guy I have coffee with many morning has found his to be perfect for such things.

(At least that's what he told me when he explained why he had to replace his original one after it had an unplanned trip into the lake.)

rich

or listening to people prattle on about a vaccine and how all of this is the new normal.

wha?

rich

old lurker can type faster and say it better.

Jane

I'm fine with that Hrtshbx. Just don't want to miss the obvious.

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

I believe that there was a thread wrap further down the thread.

anonamom

Vaccine--dream on...

Listened to an interview w Robert Gallo the other day. Interesting how he can't get 50K in funding for an HCQ study, and that we don't hear anybody interviewing this very very smart virologist anywhere on MSM.

Captain Hate

I have to laugh when seemingly intelligent people dismiss HCQ on the grounds that there haven't been double-blind tests, and then adamantly assert that masks help.

And social distancing.

MissMarple2

https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1283840177497088001.htmlrich,

I found a wrapped Gummibear thread buried in the comments. Link is above.

hrtshpdbox

Jane, I was very disappointed, in that I thought of the one I had as practically new; it was six years old, and I discovered that's actually the average lifespan.

Jane

Kaliegh is having a presser.

MissMarple2

One good thing about this Covid-19 thing, it has let me perfect my eye rolling.

rich

Posted by: anonamom | August 04, 2020 at 01:14 PM

i figure the vaccine talk is a stall tactic to condition people that this is in fact the new normal ... masks,social distancing, intrusive contact tracing (which will be a great tool to use in the cancel culture), temperature checks where ever you go, kids not going to school so much as going to a re-education camp ... &c &c &c

Narciso


One might need a gyroscope:
https://lidblog.com/msnbc-producer-quits/

anonamom

My former neighbors here were members of the Detroit mob. (They ran into hard times; some prison sentences, then propety sold for back taxes.)
They too had a fire of the "fireworks' stored in one of their outbuilding before we were here.
Old timers still remember it. Windows shaking in cottages a mile down the road.

Manuel Transmission

Hah! MM. That’s what started the brawl at our county meeting I posted earlier.

rich

and an entire medical establishment that prattles on about the other pandemic of white supremacy ...

Narciso

Ah the purple gang, was that moe dalitzs crew.

rich

jane-

if the tv is networked it might have been an update that didn't execute properly. unplug the power let it rest for a few minutes then plug it back in and then try to turn it on.

Captain Hate

Israelis saying the warehouse that exploded was a known Hezbollah base, in case anyone still thinks it was fireworks.
Posted by: Ian S. at August 04, 2020 01:14 PM (6XLoz)

Only cnn thinks that.
Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 04, 2020 01:19 PM (85Gof)

Narciso

The ghost of helen thomas compels them

Jane

Hrts,

I think mine is 5 but since it lives on the lanai, I'm not surprised.

peter

I agree with Rich at 1:26. If that doesn't work, smack it.

Extraneus

Senate Judiciary Committee To Investigate Antifa

The announcement of the hearing follows the leak of a Department of Homeland Security report claiming some Antifa members received military training abroad. The report alleges they brought their “skills and motivations” back to the U.S. to exacerbate violence during recent protests in Minneapolis and Portland.

...

Today I am testifying in the Senate Judiciary Committee on “The Right of the People Peaceably to Assemble: Protecting Speech by Stopping Anarchist Violence.” The hearing will be held at 2:30 and will be broadcast on C-Span. My testimony is now posted. https://t.co/R1qrtA94LW

— Jonathan Turley (@JonathanTurley) August 4, 2020
hrtshpdbox

If that doesn't work, smack it.

Ah, the American method. With audio equipment the equivalent is to lift it an inch off its surface and drop it.

Old Lurker

Oh NO!

Not a congressional committee investigation!

Say it ain't so!

Narciso

Just set them in thr comfy chair ol

https://mobile.twitter.com/DrewHolden360/status/1290705330205274114

Jane

Already tried that Rich, but thanks!

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