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  1. ryoder


    I follow a number of UK moto-vloggers, and one of them (Richy Vida) just posted this first-person account of getting COVID-19. A couple things I found very interesting were: How he thinks he caught it, and how abruptly the assorted symptoms presented:
  2. Judge orders Trump admin. to stop expelling children who cross border alone https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/judge-orders-trump-admin-stop-expelling-children-who-cross-border-n1248146
  3. What? I thought it was always SOP for companies involved in shady practices to put evidence in their logos.
  4. ryoder


    FDA has approved a DIY home test. Requires a prescription, and costs $50. The company said that when it compared its test to one of the most reliable FDA-authorized tests out now, it agreed with positive and negative results 94.1 percent and 98 percent of the time respectively in a study of more than 100 people in California. A rapid at-home covid-19 test — for under $50 — just got FDA approval https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/11/18/home-test-coronavirus-covid-fda/
  5. National political reporter Robert Costa says he keeps hearing from people around Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani that they are challenging the results of the election not because they think there is any chance for Trump to catch up to Biden in actual votes, but in order to try to prevent key states from certifying their votes. This would throw the election into the House of Representatives, where each state gets one vote. This, they believe, would give Trump a win. Source: https://heathercoxrichardson.substack.com/p/november-17-2020 Background on the topic: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contingent_election
  6. Chuck Grassley was just diagnosed with a case of fake news: https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/17/politics/chuck-grassley-covid-19-senate-congress/index.html
  7. Don't you just hate it when the app you downloaded spies on you? Trump campaign app tracked movements of supporters — and served up ‘intimate’ view of social networks: report https://www.rawstory.com/2020/11/trump-campaign-app-tracked-movements-of-millions-of-users-and-served-up-intimate-view-of-social-networks-report/
  8. https://finance.yahoo.com/news/trump-pick-for-the-federal-reserve-fails-amid-covid-quarantines-gop-defections-205834096.html Shelton’s nomination collapsed in part due to a lack of crucial Republican support, with three GOP senators breaking party lines to vote against her (Susan Collins of Maine, Mitt Romney of Utah, and Lamar Alexander of Tennessee). Imagine that; Collins actually voted against Trump, instead of the usual verbal hand-wringing followed by being the good little toady!
  9. Supreme Court Declines to Take Up Pennsylvania Absentee Ballot Case https://www.usnews.com/news/elections/articles/2020-11-16/supreme-court-declines-to-take-up-pennsylvania-absentee-ballot-case But...but...but...the evidence!!!
  10. Who wants to get disbarred over frivolous lawsuits, for a client who won't pay their bills?
  11. So the GOP gained seats in the House, and will probably hold a Senate majority after the GA runoffs. And at the same time, the Democrats supposedly changed all these votes from Trump to Biden. And the amazing thing is that all these votes were on the same ballots. Funny how the Democrats overlooked manipulating the congressional votes as long as they were already doing it with the presidential votes.
  12. ryoder


    Interesting report came out from Marine Corps bootcamp. Now bear in mind these were 18-20 year-olds who had passed a physical. Among Marine Corps recruits, approximately 2% who had previously had negative results for SARS-CoV-2 at the beginning of supervised quarantine, and less than 2% of recruits with unknown previous status, tested positive by day 14. Most recruits who tested positive were asymptomatic, and no infections were detected through daily symptom monitoring. Transmission clusters occurred within platoons. https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2029717 So apparently among young people, looking for symptoms is useless. We need comprehensive testing.
  13. Friday night on "Real Time with Bill Maher", his first guest was Trump campaign attorney Jenna Ellis. She just spewed lie after lie as Maher shot down each one. After her segment, he went to the panel discussion which included Max Brooks*. First thing out of Max's mouth: "That was like watching an interview with the Black Knight; 'Your arm is off.' 'No it isn't.'" LOL! *) Son of Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft.
  14. Judge says acting DHS secretary appointment unlawful, invalidates DACA suspension https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/526014-federal-judge-rules-acting-dhs-secretary-unlawfully-appointed
  15. ryoder


    Joe, were you around here years ago when the PhillyKev fiasco occurred? A jackass who got mad at him, used info from his profile to identify his employer and harass him IRL, getting him fired. There was a mad rush by everyone to strip out info from their profiles. I can't blame anyone for wanting to preserve their anonymity.
  16. Maybe Jackie Chiles would take the case:
  17. Trump campaign drops Arizona lawsuit requesting review of ballots https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/13/politics/arizona-trump-lawsuit/index.html I'm detecting a pattern here.
  18. Michigan judge rejects demand to block certification of Biden win in Detroit https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/13/politics/trump-michigan-election/index.html
  19. Federal Court In Pa. Rejects Effort To Block Late-Arriving Ballots Postmarked By Election Day https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2020/11/13/pennsylvania-federal-court-rejects-effort-block-late-ballots/
  20. ryoder


    WaPo: More than 130 Secret Service officers are said to be infected with coronavirus or quarantining in wake of Trump’s campaign travel https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/secret-service-coronavirus-outbreak/2020/11/13/610eebcc-2539-11eb-8672-c281c7a2c96e_story.html
  21. ryoder


    He swallowed the bait, and is now nibbling on the bobber?
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    Elon Musk Might Have the Disease He Said Would Be Gone By April https://gizmodo.com/elon-musk-might-have-the-disease-he-said-would-be-gone-1845662749 The 49-year-old founder of SpaceX wrote that he was given a rapid covid-19 antigen test four times, with two tests coming back positive and two coming back negative on the same day. So apparently Musk in in a superposition of both having, and not having, COVID-19. No word on how the cat is doing.