Closing Thought–03Apr20 For all those recently retired folk from the military…..keep an eye on the news for you are only retired if the military says…You Think You Are Retired?
Watercolor of Little ringed plover – Charadrius dubius ( Lille Præstekrage) , a 15cm. ground nesting bird, living close to water.Little ringed plover bird
The rousing show of support provided another gripping scene to emerge from the coronavirus pandemic: the rank and file cheering a boss they viewed as putting their safety ahead of his career.
Holding a primary election in a pandemic, as Wisconsin plans to do on Tuesday, will suppress turnout and endanger public health.
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) tore into President Trump on Monday over his administration’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, calling him an “incompetent idiot” in a series of fiery tweets and telling him to “stop congratulating” himself.
“Trump, since you destroyed the WH unit designed to plan for pandemics like #COVID19, you need to stop being duplicitous about the DPA & get more corps to develop masks, respirators, & everything needed to protect hospital workers trying to save lives,” she said in the first of series of tweets attacking the president on Monday afternoon. “Get your act together!”
Waters was referring to the president’s decision to shutter a National Security Council pandemic directorate in 2018. Trump has received renewed criticism for the move as the country grapples with the COVID-19 outbreak, although functions of the unit that dealt with the tracking of possible threats from infectious diseases were picked up by another group in the security agency afterward.
The Democratic congresswoman, who also chairs the House Financial Services Committee, went on to take aim at Trump for what she called “self congratulations,” as the president has described his administration’s response using words such as “fantastic” and “incredible” over the past week.
“Trump, stop congratulating yourself!” she wrote. “You’re a failure & you’ve mishandled this #COVID19 disaster! You’re not knowledgeable & you don’t know more than experts & generals. Your ignorance & incompetence are appalling & you continue to demonstrate that every time you open your mouth!”
Mr. Trump added that he does not approve of voting by mail, an idea gaining currency amid concerns that in-person voting would expose people to the coronavirus. “I think a lot of people cheat with mail-in in voting,” he said.
Ned says: People have been voting absentee for more than 50 years with no cheating. He just wants fewer voters because that’s how he knows his ilk may still has a chance of winning some elections. We need new leadership across the land to save our lives and our democracy.
Ventilators delivered by Russia to the United States for coronavirus patients were manufactured by a Russian company that is under U.S. sanctions, Russia’s RBC business daily reported on Friday.
— Read on www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-russia-usa-sanctio/russian-ventilators-sent-to-u-s-made-by-firm-under-u-s-sanctions-russia-newspaper-idUSKBN21L243
Is Trump also paying off debt – his -?
Unprepared for the coronavirus pandemic, officials worldwide have been scrambling for protective medical gear. Germany has accused the US of competing for vital health care resources with “wild west” methods.
— Read on m.dw.com/en/us-accused-of-seizing-face-mask-shipments-bound-for-europe-canada/a-53010923
Zoom, the videoconferencing app, has become a target for harassment and abuse coordinated in private off-platform chats.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2020/04/03/technology/zoom-harassment-abuse-racism-fbi-warning.html
The popularity of Brazil Health Minister Luiz Henrique Mandetta has soared to 76% over his handling of the coronavirus crisis, more than double the slipping approval rating of President Jair Bolsonaro, a new poll showed on Friday.
— Read on www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-brazil/brazils-health-minister-eclipses-bolsonaro-approval-in-coronavirus-crisis-poll-idUSKBN21L1W8
He’d better get bodyguards loyal to him