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BigmanPigman

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Hometown: Phila.,PA
Home country: USA
Current location: San Diego, CA
Member since: Wed Mar 1, 2017, 09:12 PM
Number of posts: 36,126

About Me

I am 57, retired teacher and illustrator, life-long dem., activist, union member. Also I do not use social media and I'm technologically retarded. I love dogs, rock music and swearing (a lot). My 17 year old "puppy" died on June 2, 2020. She grew up listening to Animals (Pink Floyd). She has kept me sane through the tRump years, not easy, and has given me endless love, companionship, kisses and tail wags.

Journal Archives

Here's an oldie from Feb., 26, 2020.



I found it in my saved videos since, at the time, I thought it may be important for some reason. Gee, who knew?!?

Curious: What was the weather REALLY like today?

Could a rally have taken place or not?

Internal CDC documents warn full reopening of schools is 'highest risk' for coronavirus spread

"Internal documents from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned that fully reopening K-12 schools and universities would be the "highest risk" for the spread of coronavirus, according to a New York Times report, as President Donald Trump and his administration push for students and teachers to return in-person to classrooms."

"The 69-page document obtained by the Times marked "For Internal Use Only" was among materials for federal public health response teams deployed to coronavirus hotspots to help local public health officials handle the outbreak, the newspaper reported."

It is unclear whether the President viewed the CDC document, according to the Times.
**CNN has reached out to the CDC and the White House and has not yet received a response."

https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2020/07/11/politics/cdc-documents-warn-high-risk-schools-reopening/index.html?__twitter_impression=true

In CA San Diego (state's 2nd largest district)...
"The new school year is scheduled to start in less than two months, yet San Diego Unified School District teachers don’t feel ready to reopen campuses with COVID-19 cases surging. While the state’s second largest school district says it has a detailed plan for its scheduled reopening on August 31st, the teachers union claims the plan in its current form lacks some basic protections against the coronavirus."

"There were no plans for the six-feet distancing, so that was very concerning since throughout the whole COVID crisis, that has been one of the primary advisories from public health officials,” said Kisha Borden, president of San Diego Education Association. Borden said the teachers union issued a counterproposal for reopening that included smaller class sizes, more ventilation and robust testing."

“They’re trying to meet those needs, but I think they realize that reducing class size in order to provide for social distancing is going to require hiring a lot more adults in the schools,” Borden said. “At this point I don’t think they have the resources to do that.”

https://www.kpbs.org/news/2020/jul/10/san-diego-unified-teachers-concerned-about-current/

American Passports Are Worthless Now;Oh the places you can't go...

"America is not united anymore and it’s barely a state. They have crashed right through failed state into a plague state, unwelcome across the world. This has been predicted, including here. Now it has come to pass.
Americans have gone from having access to most of the world to being banned from most of it. Today, Americans are only allowed in a few Caribbean islands and the Balkans. An American passport is now worthless. Worse than worthless, it’s a plague. In the absence of a humane government, America is now ruled by COVID-19. Welcome to the Plague States of America."

"It’s not that other nations don’t want to welcome Americans, they just can’t. The point of a passport is that a sovereign power vouches for its bearer, but America can’t vouch for the health of their citizens at all. America’s public health regime is far less trustworthy than Liberia’s (which is actually quite good). Its sovereign is mad."

"At the same time, you can’t trust Americans. Americans have poor hygiene (low masking rate) and at least 40% of the population can’t be trusted to even believe that COVID-19 exists, let alone to take it seriously. They’re likely to refuse testing, not report symptoms, break quarantine, and generally NOT follow rules. Americans have a toxic combination of ignorance and arrogance that makes them unwelcome travelers."

ALL THE PLACES YOU CAN GO
1. Albania | 15. Lebanon
2. Antigua and Barbuda | 16. Maldives
3. Aruba | 17. Mexico
4. The Bahamas | 18. North Macedonia
5. Barbados | 19. St. Lucia
6. Belize | 20. St. Maarten
7. Bermuda | 21. St. Vincent &
8. Croatia | 22. Serbia
9. Dominican Republic | 23. Tanzania
10. Ecuador* | 24. Turkey
11. French Polynesia | 25. Turks &
12. Ireland* | 26. Ukraine
13. Jamaica | 27. UAE*
14. Kosovo | 28. UK*
29. South Korea*
*14 day quarantine required, not included in map. Someone wrote that Korea is accepting Americans with a quarantine also, but that's not in the source article. I have (now) included it here."

https://medium.com/@indica/the-plague-states-of-america-53b20678a80e

Thinking of Traveling in the U.S.? These States Have Travel Restrictions

"A third of states have strict measures in place for visitors, from mandatory testing to quarantine requirements."

"The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is continuing to caution against travel, both internationally and within the United States. For those who do take a trip, the C.D.C. recommends people wear a face mask in public, wash hands frequently, avoid touching their face, keep six feet from others, cover coughs and sneezes, and use drive-through service and curbside pickup at restaurants and stores."

"Here is a summary of current restrictions in the United States for leisure travelers. Some municipalities or counties may have more stringent restrictions. With the number of coronavirus cases surging across the country, check the areas you plan to visit before you travel."

Read on at the link...
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/10/travel/state-travel-restrictions.html

Should tRump be impeached again for obstruction??

Asha Rangappa, an attorney from Yale and CNN commentator said,
"Worth noting that Stone’s admission that he could have incriminated Trump would make Trump’s pardon an act of obstruction, even under Barr’s legal view — Barr (in his dumb long 2018 memo) acknowledged that if POTUS were attempting to conceal evidence, it would be obstruction.
For the same reason is also *no doubt* that Trump’s firing of Comey was clearly obstruction: He was trying to prevent evidence incriminating him from being uncovered, and we know that because Stone has admitted that he had such evidence to give and Trump knew it."

(Asha Rangappa is an American lawyer. She is a senior lecturer at Yale University’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs and a commentator on CNN. She was previously an Associate Dean at Yale Law School)

Asha Rangappa (@AshaRangappa_) Tweeted:
Worth noting that Stone’s admission that he could have incriminated Trump would make Trump’s pardon an act of obstruction, even under Barr’s legal view — Barr (in his dumb long 2018 memo) acknowledged that if POTUS were attempting to conceal evidence, it would be obstruction https://twitter.com/AshaRangappa_/status/1281941430135554050?s=20

Tucker Carlson's Top Writer Resigns After Discovery of Racist, Sexist Comments in Online Forum

"Blake Neff disparaged Black people and derided a woman for being a “megashrew” in multiple pseudonymous posts, CNN Business reports"

Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s top writer, Blake Neff, has resigned after CNN Business discovered that he had been posting racist and sexist material in an online forum under a pseudonym.

A Fox News spokesperson confirmed to TheWrap on Friday that Neff had resigned but did not elaborate on the reason why.

According to CNN Business, Neff disparaged Black and Asian people and derided a woman for being a “megashrew” in multiple pseudonymous posts. Comments include, “Black doods staying inside playing Call of Duty is probably one of the biggest factors keeping crime down,” which CNN said Neff wrote last month. In another post made this week, CNN reported that Neff said that he “wouldn’t get LASIK from an Asian for free” in response to an email thread with the subject line, “Would u let a JET BLACK congo n—– do lasik eye surgery on u for 50% off?”

https://www.thewrap.com/tucker-carlson-writer-blake-neff-racist-sexist-comments-resign-fox-news/

https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/10/media/tucker-carlson-writer-blake-neff/index.html

AG Barr Moves EDNY Prosecutor Richard Donoghue to Main Justice, Installs Top DOJ Official at EDNY

Source: Daily Beast

Attorney General William Barr has pulled Richard Donoghue from his role as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York to take on a new role at Main Justice. After rumors of a reshuffling last week, the Justice Department confirmed the news in a statement on Friday, announcing that Donoghue will be leaving his role to serve as Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General, or top deputy to Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey A. Rosen. Donoghue, seen as close to Barr, was tasked with supervising all DOJ investigations involving Ukraine in February. His office also played a major role in the federal investigation into President Trump’s inaugural committee, and oversaw cases against drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman and Chinese telecommunications company Huawei, among others. Seth D. DuCharme, the current principal associate deputy attorney general, will take over as acting U.S. attorney in Brooklyn.






Read more: https://www.thedailybeast.com/attorney-general-bill-barr-moves-edny-prosecutor-richard-donoghue-to-main-justice?ref=home

tRump commutes, not pardon, Stone's sentence.

Basically poor Roger won't have to be in prison.


Colleges Rescinding Admissions Offers as Racist Social Media Posts Emerge

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/02/us/racism-social-media-college-admissions.html

"Amid a national accounting over racism after George Floyd’s death, at least a dozen schools have revoked admissions offers to incoming students".

"Amid a national accounting over entrenched and systemic racism after Mr. Floyd’s death in police custody on Memorial Day, at least a dozen schools have rescinded admissions offers to incoming students over instances of racism that circulated widely online, often after outraged students and university alumni demanded swift action."
"While private schools are not bound by the First Amendment and its protection of speech, public universities, as government institutions, must contend with the potential legal consequences of penalizing students for racist or sexist language, said Clay Calvert, the director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project at the University of Florida."

"But the First Amendment does not guarantee the right to be admitted to a state university with an admissions process that considers “the whole person,” beyond just grades and test scores, Mr. Calvert said."
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