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Pfizer/BioNTech is starting to ship Covid vaccine manufactured at its Kalamazoo, Michigan plant to Mexico, Canada, and Brazil saying it is now producing more than enough capacity to meet continuing US needs.  http://www.msn.com/… Pfizer will next week start supplying Canada with COVID-19 vaccine made in its U.S. plant, a senior official said on...

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  • May 1, 2021

Pfizer/BioNTech is starting to ship Covid vaccine manufactured at its Kalamazoo, Michigan plant to Mexico, Canada, and Brazil saying it is now producing more than enough capacity to meet continuing US needs.  http://www.msn.com/… Pfizer will next week start supplying Canada with COVID-19 vaccine made in its U.S. plant, a senior official said on...

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  • May 1, 2021

The stress test is coming for states like Arizona as water levels likely to dip below 1075 feet in June. The mega-drought in the American west means water restrictions are looming in the next few months. Climate change has arrived in the Colorado basin much as it has in most...

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  • April 21, 2021

As of today, 50% of US residents over the age of 18 have been vaccinated with at least one shot for Covid-19. Yesterday’s report by the CDC showed 49.7% of adults have received the first injection while 31.8% have completed their vaccinations. The report also shows 39% of the total...

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  • April 17, 2021

As of today, 50% of US residents over the age of 18 have been vaccinated with at least one shot for Covid-19. Yesterday’s report by the CDC showed 49.7% of adults have received the first injection while 31.8% have completed their vaccinations. The report also shows 39% of the total...

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  • April 17, 2021

The Atlanta spree killings are unfortunately a story with structural similarity to events elsewhere. How do we know that Robert Long wasn’t on his way to Mar-a-Lago when the cops performed a PIT maneuver on him after he killed eight people. Darn hypotheticals of the culture wars. Mar-a-Lago as spa resort...

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  • March 19, 2021

The Center for Disease Control reports that 115.7 million total vaccinations for Covid-19 have taken place in the US as of yesterday. Joe Biden had called for 100 million shots in his first 100 days, but about 20 million of the reported 115.7 million took place under his predecessor. Between...

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  • March 18, 2021

The Center for Disease Control reports that 115.7 million total vaccinations for Covid-19 have taken place in the US as of yesterday. Joe Biden had called for 100 million shots in his first 100 days, but about 20 million of the reported 115.7 million took place under his predecessor. Between...

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  • March 18, 2021
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From The Hill: Spoiler: Passing laws would indeed make my flags go away. Just not that one. Let’s do the right things for Pennsylvania. 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍⚧️🇺🇸 — John Fetterman (@JohnFetterman) February 24, 2021 Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, a Democratic Senate candidate, has replaced the pro-weed and LGBTQ rights flags hanging from...

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  • February 25, 2021

This is awesome: As Gov. Ron DeSantis sets his sights on a gubernatorial reelection bid in 2022, an attorney who’s been critical of the governor has launched a “Remove Ron” political committee to raise funds and unseat DeSantis. Daniel Uhlfelder, known as the ‘grim reaper’ lawyer because of his attempts...

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  • February 18, 2021

This is something I have been considering for a long time [10 years or so] and the events of January 6th 2021 are slowly coalescing my thoughts on the subject. Or maybe I’m just slow. An article in the FT written in 2008 The new Russo-Chinese model is authoritarian and...

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  • February 3, 2021

“Pena que a cavalaria brasileira não tenha sido tão eficiente quanto a americana, que exterminou os índios” “It’s a shame that the Brazilian cavalry hasn’t been as efficient as the Americans, who exterminated the Indians.”  Jair Bolsanaro  via Correio Braziliense newspaper Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsanaro, may face charges for crimes against...

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  • January 25, 2021

http://www.cnn.com/… http://www.koco.com/… The Center for Disease Control reports that 1.6 million Americans received a dose of one of the approved Covid-19 vaccinations yesterday after a very slow start last month. The Trump Administration promised 20 million vaccinations by December 31, but three weeks into January only 19 million have been vaccinated...

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  • January 23, 2021

As each day passes, Trump adds to an already impressive body of evidence arguing that he should be considered the worst president in U.S. history.  But, taking a dispassionate, long view, there are a small number of surprisingly strong contenders for this title.  This history call is depressingly closer than it...

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  • December 6, 2020

“Until now, Donald Trump served as a support for the Brazilian president to act irresponsibly. Now with the U.S. adding to Europe’s pressure, Brazil is more isolated, and the government will find it harder to stay on this foolish path.” Alessandro Molon, the opposition Brazilian Socialist Party  The Amazon is half...

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  • December 2, 2020

Did Trump truly believe that he could avoid catching the virus, as so much contact tracing must be done for the several days of exposure to a symptomatic Hope HIcks. “This is deadly stuff, the plague, so easily transmissible..” Aside from Karmic justice, Trump’s inner circle has spread COVID-19. He will...

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  • October 2, 2020

Did Trump truly believe that he could avoid catching the virus, as so much contact tracing must be done for the several days of exposure to a symptomatic Hope HIcks. “This is deadly stuff, the plague, so easily transmissible..” Aside from Karmic justice, Trump’s inner circle has spread COVID-19. He will...

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  • October 2, 2020

“'Tis the time's plague when madmen lead the blind.” William Shakespeare The evil of science deniers recently has been beyond the pale. Not content with killing the planet over climate change, and sowing doubt over vaccines the far-right conspiracy theorists have a new target to haunt the world with the crazy,...

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  • September 17, 2020

‘Mother Earth is angry’. Speaker Nancy Pelosi Earth’s most extensive tropical wetland engulfed in a wildfire since the beginning of January. Still, recently the fires have accelerated due to climate change and human stupidity and greed. Plantlife and iconic wildlife are paying a devastating price in this human-made ecological calamity....

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  • September 11, 2020

Started at 547pm ET Apparently like the Germans and Pearl Harbor, for Trump, the second World War ended in 1917. x YouTube Video Trump starts with more disinformation using a Virginia example Trump pimps stock market — usual blah-blah…. (550pm) whoa, something happened and Trump abruptly leaves after a secret service agent...

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  • August 10, 2020

offering the following from the Worldometers site: # Country, Other Total Cases New Cases Total Deaths World 20,005,383 +208,434 733,284 The reporting for today is not yet complete, but certain things are clear. First, there are places around the world that do not YET have the outbreak under control. This...

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  • August 9, 2020

There’s a presser from the Trump golf club, because optics matter: “Congress needs to stay in Washington and work this out. Now watch this tee shot.” Undoubtedly pimpage of executive orders as a GOP stunt to criticize the Congressional impasse and circumvent legislation. CNN is covering it, as is MSNBC and...

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  • August 7, 2020

One of the better Trump interviews, ever. This time with Jonathan Swan. Especially if you watch the entirety, you can fear for the future of the Republic. Excerpts have been made available but the whole interview shows how unhinged Trump actually might be. Then again, Trump still thinks the 1918 flu epidemic...

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  • August 4, 2020

Trump’s incompetence is not simply inaction, it has a theory for his brand of failure, namely “’executive underreach’ as a species of leadership failure that’s as destructive as executive overreach”. Much like sandbagging and the repeated absence of actual policy formulations, Mango Mussolini’s fascism is fiat(s) in a failed state. Underreach is...

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  • July 17, 2020

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/… Just two weeks ago, 16-year-old Halene O’Connell was a normal, healthy teenage girl, ready to start the summer before her senior year at Milton High School. But today, she’s in a coma and on a ventilator fighting for her life at the Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Ascension Sacred...

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  • July 9, 2020

The stakes are simply too high for purity this year. The NY Times does another flyover-country article showing that there are plenty of GOP defections this year who will vote for Biden. They are among an emerging group of voters who disliked both major-party presidential nominees in 2016, but who...

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  • July 9, 2020

No, not statues of Adolf Eichmann, you cheeky monkeys. However, Donald Trump appears very concerned about ensuring that no “anarchists” or American heritage-haters tear down this statue: x Trump campaign ads over the weekend vowed to protect a new statue: “Christ the Redeemer” in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil https://t.co/8BdKz6kdfe pic.twitter.com/iFob0uSRl3— Lachlan Markay...

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  • July 6, 2020
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The Economist has a great piece out about former Vice President Joe Biden’s presidential candidate. The part that I think always deserves emphasis about how Biden has quickly reached out to Bernie Sanders and his team to help draft a progressive agenda that he can implement as president: When Mr...

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  • July 3, 2020

So much more than meets the eye, and then there’s stupid fruit of the loins. So much lying and falsehoods in a masque of masks. x Kellyanne Conway: “People are not wearing masks. And I don't think they're not wearing masks because the President of the United States is not...

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  • July 3, 2020

Katy Tur displayed how the rest of the world is handling COVID-19. She then let the administration have it for their incompetence. Please watch the video in its entirety for full context. Katy Tur exposes Trump's incompetence x x YouTube Video Watch full episode here. Katy Tur starts the sub-segment with a...

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  • July 1, 2020

“We have to be aware that climate change and biodiversity loss are stress factors for ecosystems, for humans, for animals, and for the microbiome. Our research shows that if the different axes of the disease pyramid are destabilized, new infectious diseases can be expected, including for humans.” Dirk Schmeller, Université de...

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  • June 30, 2020

from Worldometers, figures posted today: Florida 143,227   +10,682 3,425 +33 117,468 That’s over 10K new infections for one day, reported for a Saturday, where number of cases reported normally drops.  In this case that is an increase from 9,585 reported for Friday. That is truly exponential growth of infections....

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  • June 28, 2020

Charlie Kirk’s Turning Point USA is doing a convention for Trump Youth and IMPOTUS* is a featured speaker on Tuesday.  x Somehow I missed that Trump's next rally is in Phoenix in 2 days. Um … pic.twitter.com/gDRRSt8NDa — Paul Krugman (@paulkrugman) June 21, 2020 x BREAKING: The World Health Organization...

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  • June 22, 2020

Amy Klobuchar called Joe Biden to withdraw from vice-presidential contention. She said she then suggested that he pick a woman of color. She believes that it will help heal the nation. Amy Klobuchar is right if a strong progressive selected x x YouTube Video See the entire episode here. I am...

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  • June 19, 2020

Pence lies about curve flattening and Trumpists are so enamored of IMPOTUS* that they might sacrifice themselves without voting. Dick Cheney’s cardiologist calls Trump’s Tulsa rally “criminal endangerment”. “In a very real sense, (Oklahoma has) flattened the curve. … The number of cases in Oklahoma — it's declined precipitously.” — Mike...

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  • June 17, 2020

Month of disruption are ahead. and Putin possibly egging on Trump in the phone call on the same day as the St John’s photo-op does not bode well for life in the Drumpfbunker as November approaches. If the G-7 summit is held in the U.S. in September, and Russia is...

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  • June 6, 2020

Trump keeps lying as he goes to Camp David for a “working weekend”, prepping for a Fox News Town Hall on Sunday. x Trump is again describing their problem-plagued pandemic response as a great success, citing model estimates of up to 2.2 million people dying. “We have saved thousands and...

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  • May 1, 2020

Kitchen Table Kibitzing is a community series for those who wish to share a virtual kitchen table with other readers of Daily Kos who aren’t throwing pies at one another. Drop by to talk about music, your weather, your garden, or what you cooked for supper…. Newcomers may notice that...

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  • April 25, 2020

Live Blog below. This time it’s from the Rose Garden. Likely it’ll start at 545 or 6pm ET. We are near the end of the touted Trump 15-day period. More likely Trump will lie and make things up, but in each of these events, Trump has produced more opposition media content,...

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  • March 29, 2020

The stupid, it burns. Brazil’s president is warning state governors that if they take aggressive measures to contain the coronavirus, they will be committing a crime: AP: Brazil’s Bolsonaro makes life-or-death coronavirus gamble [Brazilian President Jair] Bolsonaro says his response to the disease matches that of President Donald Trump in...

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  • March 28, 2020

“The Whites cannot destroy our house for, if they do, things will not end well for the whole world. We are looking after the forest for everyone, not just for the Yanomami and the isolated peoples. We work with our shamans who understand these things well, who possess wisdom that...

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  • March 26, 2020

What have we done? A new study published in the Geophysical Research Letters has found that the vital role ocean circulation plays in our climate, weather, and marine life has shifted due to our warming planet. The study reveals for the “first time, independent satellite observational evidence demonstrating that the...

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  • February 27, 2020

Trump’s Katrina is coming. The global economy will be making a downturn with the coronavirus COVID-19. Trump just had another lie-filled presser claiming it will all get better and that there will soon be a vaccine (experts say 1-2 years away). Daniel Dale does another tweet thread. x Trump says he's...

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  • February 27, 2020

“People’s beliefs and perceptions are shaped more by whatever the leaders of their own political tribe say than by ideology, history, or even their own self-interest,” Paul Pillar, former senior CIA analyst. Putin can take over the world and Donald Trump will help him spread his propaganda wow ! I...

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  • December 8, 2019

Marina Amaral is an artist from Brazil who adds color to historic photographs.  To my mind the above is one of her best works, along with her text, but you can explore it all here. Ellis Island Immigrants, 1907 “Between 1892 and 1954, Ellis Island served as an immigration inspection station for...

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  • October 19, 2019

Donald Trump canceled his weekend trip to Poland in order to “monitor” Hurricane Dorian. Yesterday, Trump proved he listens intently to his weather briefings, claiming he’d never heard of a Category 5 hurricane before (four such storms have occurred while he’s played president). But despite the urgency, Trump managed to get...

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  • September 2, 2019

Sao Paulo is the largest city in the southern hemisphere. It has a population of 11 million and over 20,000,000 when including the people of Sao Paulo’s outskirts. The city is a concrete jungle, no green space, few birds, and little to no animals. What Sao Paulo does have is...

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  • August 24, 2019

As the trade war limps along exactly as you’d expect a policy launched by a failed casino owner would, real people are taking it on the chin. One of those folks is a farmer from a reliably red state that voted for Trump by a more than 2-to-1 margin. Yahoo! Finance:...

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  • August 1, 2019
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