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IronLionZion

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Hometown: PA
Home country: USA
Current location: DC
Member since: Mon Nov 10, 2003, 07:36 PM
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About Me

I was born in Brooklyn, Trump was born in Queens. The only thing that makes people think I'm an H-1b stealing jobs from Americans is that my Grandparents immigrated from India, while Drumpf's immigrated from Germany. It's race, not citizenship. Americans are more diverse than you think. Millions of US citizens don't look the way you might expect. This fact is very important and will help us win elections.

Journal Archives

The floor is collapsing under Trump as COVID-19 hits his base

https://www.alternet.org/2020/07/the-floor-is-collapsing-under-trump-as-covid-19-hits-his-base/

I have long argued that conservatives’ innate empathy deficit requires them to suffer directly from societal problems and controversies before they will support basic concepts, like the value of the social safety net or the importance of medical research or the morality of same-sex marriage. We’ve seen this play out with the COVID-19 crisis, as the virus first hit urban centers and coastal regions rather than Republican strongholds.

Republican governors, with only a few exceptions, did not take the pandemic seriously enough and put too much emphasis on reopening their economies. They are now suffering the consequences, and their constituents are turning on them, and on the president. Gallup shows Trump’s approval rating sinking to 38 percent, and the explanation is based almost entirely on new people being impacted by COVID-19.

Pew Research Center polls show Trump’s approval is slipping fastest in the 500 counties where the number of cases have been more than 28 coronavirus deaths per 100,000 people.

Pew surveyed voters in late March and the same people again in late June, and found 17% of those who approved of the president in March now disapprove.

The shift came almost equally among Democrats and Republicans, men and women, and college graduates and non-graduates. But those who live in counties with a high number of virus cases were 50% more likely to say they no longer approve of Trump.


It was easy for conservative-minded people, regardless of formal party affiliation, to maintain their support for Trump so long as the pandemic seemed far away and someone else’s fault. These are the folks who stubbornly stuck with the president through everything over the last three and a half years. They created the floor in Trump’s approval ratings.

But they are beginning to abandon him now that it’s their hospitals that are filled with coronavirus patients. They can see that things have not turned out the way that Trump or their Republican governors said they would. That’s why Trump’s approval numbers have dropped, and it’s also why Republican internal polling points to a coming rout at the hands of the Democrats.


Inside the wicked saga of Jeffrey Epstein: the arrest of Ghislaine Maxwell 60 Minutes Australia

Posted by IronLionZion | Sun Jul 5, 2020, 09:00 AM (7 replies)

Man Designs An Off-Road "Wheelchair" So That His Wife Can Go Places She Never Imagined

Man Designs An Off-Road “Wheelchair” So That His Wife Can Go Places She Never Imagined, It’s Now Up For Mass-Production

https://www.boredpanda.com/man-created-off-road-wheelchair-for-girlfriend-jerryrigeverything/

Cambry has been restricted to the pavement for most of her adult life. She’s paralyzed and gets around in a wheelchair. So, trying to help her go more places, her then-boyfriend Zack Nelson spliced together two electric bikes with a seat in the center. And it worked. Cambry said she experienced a whole new level of freedom with it. Not only could she overcome — or should I say, overdrive — obstacles that seemed impossible before, she could do miles without her shoulders getting sore.

Fast forward a year, Cambry and Zack are married and they’re starting to mass-produce the vehicle they call ‘Not-a-Wheelchair’. Throughout that time, the couple built upon the original design, making it a reliable off-roader.





According to the couple, when choosing an adaptive off-roader, people have a few options but basically, but they either cost as much as a car or are super slow. So they put their heads together to try and build something that’s quick and light with a super long range. But getting it done wasn’t easy.

“The toughest challenge when developing ‘Not-A-Wheelchair’ is the price. We wanted to create something that is affordable for everyone. Finding quality components, and a simple enough design at the cheapest price possible took quite a bit of time,” Zack told Bored Panda. “But I think we have something now that everyone will be able to enjoy, at a fraction of the cost of other ‘off-road wheelchairs’ currently on the market.”



Very cool

'Karen In The Wild' Spastically Rage-Dances During Racist Rant Against Two Girls For Picking Berries

https://percolately.com/karen-rage-dance-racist-rant/



Twitter user Sara (@Pashandisara) shared a video on Twitter that showed an unknown White woman doing a bizarre dance and telling Sara and her friend to “go back to where you came from” after they picked berries off a tree.

https://twitter.com/PashandiSara/status/1277438039883575296

The woman said:

“I don’t like to see people wrecking it.”

The girls responded:

“We’re not wrecking it. There are so many berries.”

The Karen then begins mocking the girls and spastically dancing at them.


Picking berries while brown is now a deportable offense. Being born here doesn't make a brown person any less "from somewhere else".

I've been stealing jobs away from Americans my whole life despite being a born and raised American citizen so I've run out of fucks to give.

Trump administration lent a troubled company $700 million. The company was worth only $70 million

The Trump administration just lent a troubled trucking company $700 million. The company was worth only $70 million

https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/01/business/yrc-federal-loan/index.html

New York (CNN Business)The US Treasury is giving a $700 million loan to YRC Worldwide, a troubled trucking company that warned in May it was in danger of going out of business.

That's an enormous sum for a company whose stock had plunged 27% this year and was worth only $70 million as of Tuesday's close.
Long-term competitive problems had taken the company's stock down 85% over the last five years. But shares of YRC (YRCW) more than doubled in value in pre-market trading on the news of the bailout.

US taxpayers will end up owning 30% of the company's stock as part of the loan agreement.

The loan is not part of the federal CARES Act meant to help small businesses. Instead, it is meant to provide help to businesses critical to national security. Treasury's statement said the loan was justified by the fact that the company provides a majority of the trucking services moving pallet-sized shipments of freight for the US military, a segment of the industry known as "less-than-truckload" or LTL.

"Treasury's determination was based on a certification by the Secretary of Defense that YRC is critical to maintaining national security," said Treasury in its statement.


We can always count on Republicans to use our tax dollars efficiently unlike those Democrats who always waste it on fraud and abuse.

Jacinda Ardern's 2-minute video challenge



Can she take charge of the US next?

Why simple cloth masks without valves are better at fighting the spread of covid-19

https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/why-simple-cloth-masks-without-valves-are-better-at-fighting-the-spread-of-covid-19/2020/06/26/c445fca6-b574-11ea-aca5-ebb63d27e1ff_story.html



Those face masks you see with coin-sized valves on the front may look intriguing but they are not as good at preventing the spread of the novel coronavirus as the seemingly lower-tech, non-valved masks.

Some masks designed for hot, dusty construction work — where the intent is to filter out dust before it hits the wearer’s lungs — have “exhaust” valves that allow the exhaled air to flow out more easily, to keep the mask-wearer cooler.

The 3M company, which makes valve masks for such occupations, illustrates on its website how they work: inhaled air is filtered through the fabric part of the mask, and hot, humid exhaled air goes out through the valve. The system may be what you want when tearing out a kitchen for remodeling, but the valve defeats the purpose when you’re trying to slow the spread of a virus.

Public health experts have been recommending mask-wearing to prevent respiratory droplets from spreading into the air when you exhale, speak, cough or sneeze, and the valves allow those droplets through.

Medical masks, you’ll notice, do not have valves.

In its guidelines for mask-wearing, San Francisco stipulates that masks with valves do not meet its standards.

“Any mask that incorporates a one-way valve (typically a raised plastic cylinder about the size of a quarter on the front or side of the mask) that is designed to facilitate easy exhaling allows droplets to be released from the mask, putting others nearby at risk,” the order says.

Florida's Anti-Maskers Are Taking a Stand NowThis



Sen. Tom Cotton praises Wyoming as 'working-class state' in arguing against D.C. statehood

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/gop-senator-says-dc-residents-dont-measure-up-to-wyomings-working-middle-class/2020/06/25/39e66312-b721-11ea-a510-55bf26485c93_story.html



Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) argued Thursday that the District of Columbia does not deserve to be a state, asserting that while Wyoming has a smaller population, it has a greater right because it’s a “well-rounded working-class state.”

A day before the House votes on legislation to create the 51st state, Cotton cast the years-long effort to lift D.C. to statehood as a power grab by the Democratic Party. In a speech on the Senate floor, he dismissed the District as a city with little to offer other than lobbyists and federal workers. He made no mention of other defining aspects of the city, including its African American history, drawing outrage on social media and rebuke by some Democrats.

“Yes, Wyoming is smaller than Washington by population, but it has three times as many workers in mining, logging and construction, and 10 times as many workers in manufacturing,” Cotton said. “In other words, Wyoming is a well-rounded working-class state.”

Bo Shuff, executive director of DC Vote, balked at Cotton’s definition of what constitutes a state.

“Forty-nine out of the 50 states were smaller than the District of Columbia when they were admitted to the union,” he said. “As a country we are a variety of all kinds of things, but the one thing we are all is represented in our democracy and participants — except D.C.,” he said.

Democratic senators chastised Cotton, who mockingly asked what “vital industry” the new D.C. state would provide the nation. “Lobbying? Bureaucracy? Give me a break,” Cotton said.

“Job shaming! Awesome! I’m in. Great idea. This CANNOT go wrong. Let’s rank the virtue of every profession and if your state has too many workers in the bottom 20% you get kicked out of America. Who wants to start??” tweeted Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.).

The Coronavirus Pandemic Is Out of Control in the U.S.

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/k7q7ww/the-coronavirus-pandemic-is-out-of-control-in-the-us



On April 24, the U.S. recorded its worst day of coronavirus infections yet.

Two months later, as most of the developed nations in Europe and Asia are reporting significant declines in case numbers, that record was broken, as the pandemic continues to rage out of control in the U.S., straining hospital resources, forcing states to enforce quarantines against visitors from other states, and making some lawmakers delay reopening their states.

Health officials on Wednesday reported 36,880 cases, beating the previous record of 36,739, set on April 24, while multiple states in the South and West of the country reported huge spikes in confirmed COVID-19 cases.

As of Wednesday, 2.3 million Americans have been infected with the coronavirus, and 121,979 of them have died, according to data collected by Johns Hopkins University.

Daily records were set Wednesday in the three most populous U.S. states — California, Texas, and Florida — with all three breaking records that had been set just days before.

Nationwide, cases are up 30% compared to the beginning of this month, while more than half of U.S. states have seen coronavirus caseloads increase over the past week, according to data gathered by Axios.


MAGA

They'll blame protesters, who were mostly masked and outdoors, instead of the MAGA COVIDiots refusing to social distance or wear masks.
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