Canada reported zero COVID-19 deaths on Friday; the U.S.? 1,094

Friday was the anniversary of both the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon and the assault on a U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya. On September 11, 2020 — to far less consternation and alarm — 1,094 Americans died mostly preventable deaths as a result of a pandemic that’s been allowed to…

Europe's largest refugee camp has burned to the ground amidst COVID lockdown.

“What is Moria? It is where Europe’s ideals—solidarity, human rights, a safe haven for victims of war and violence—dissolve in a tangle of bureaucracy, indifference, and lack of political will. It is the normalization of a humanitarian crisis. It is the moral failure of Europe”. Rachel Donadio Over twelve thousand people had to flee a fire…

Anti-Capitalist MeetUp: Post-COVID's post-capitalism may create an International Green New Deal

“(T)erminating labour and share markets, along with the type of commercial banking taken for granted today, is a prerequisite for a post-capitalist society with functioning markets, authentic democracy and personal liberty.” Left accelerationism seems tempting in a time when markets, democracy, and liberty are in peril. but Yanis Varoufakis is hinting that with an upcoming book, that…

Congressman COVID was in the packed South Lawn with no mask

Louis Gohmert has truly earned his designation as America’s dumbest congressman. Just a few highlights:  He justified an oil pipeline by saying caribou warm up to it; blamed the Aurora shooter on a high school graduation that didn't talk about God; entered an SNL skit into the Congressional record; spouted baseless theories in the House from conspiracy sites he visits; and…

Do polls undercount Trump support like COVID deaths

The strangest thing is the GOP attempt to con the nation into forgetting about a massive and avoidable death toll.   x If this makes you feel rage, then you’ve got to vote. pic.twitter.com/hnFgB4lbUX— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) August 26, 2020 In polling, there’s still too much horse-racing as “gap-tightening” memes abound on the most boring…

A**hole Gives “COVID Hug” to Random Strangers

Sometimes I really wonder if we deserve to survive as a species. CNN is reporting that this guy walked into a Walmart store in Springfield, MA, walked up to random shoppes and gave them a hug, then told them “Just giving you a Covid hug. You now have Covid.” Man in Walmart gives customers hugs…