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12:02 AM
Three newest COVID-19 cases stem from 'irresponsible' traveller who failed to self-isolate: N.B. premier atlantic.ctvnews.ca/…
> "These cases are linked to someone who travelled back to New Brunswick and did not self isolate. The case involved a health-care worker who saw patients and also worked at the Campbellton Regional Hospital," said Dr. Jennifer Russell, chief medical officer of health said Wednesday afternoon during a news conference in Fredericton.
 
lol minneapolis police scanner "you guys do realize they are listening to these radio transmissions right"
 
 
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9:48 AM
@Stormblessed i'm hearing Trump is playing down the number by saying that he thought it would get to 160,000
 
 
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11:59 AM
Somehow I have missed that there the Labour Party in UK has a new leader.
 
12:14 PM
@Memor-X I'm doing some math on infection rates. the USA death rate right now is roughly the same as the one globally, namely one in 16 infected people die. However, the USA has roughly 7.5X the number of infections per 1M people that the world has. The only countries that have a higher infection rate are all essentially tiny city states with less than a million people, excluding Bahrain and Singapore
 
 
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1:48 PM
Tons of reporting about Trump's threats yesterday to retaliate against Twitter:
I'm less interested in digging into the exact details of what exactly the order does or doesn't do. What I can't comprehend is the "normal-ish" headlines like the above, as opposed to describing what's really going on. Maybe something like:
Toddler President has a tantrum when someone calls his bullshit false, lashes out with all the powers of his office
Like, the instability and pettiness and revenge-prone nature of the man at the head of the US government is a much bigger story than the details of (checks notes) section 230 of the communications decency act.
It's like... seeing headlines about "What's the best wood for baseball bats: maple or ash?" in response to Trump grabbing a bat and smashing someone's head in
In more positive news (possibly not entirely unrelated):
 
@BradC or Butt Hurt President of the United States plans to tear up the 1st amendment
 
@Memor-X Yep. Rolling stone actually had one close to that: Trump Threatens to Shred First Amendment to Defend ‘Free Speech’
 
oh shit
Lazers has become sentiant
 
2:24 PM
Don't miss the blistering rant by rep Brian Sims streamed live on Facebook:
A bliteringly righteous rant, calling for resignations and criminal investigations
Holy crap. Sims donated a kidney (in secret) in January; he's immuno-compromised. His anger is 1000% justified.
 
 
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> Ford police interceptor SUVs can now heat interiors to over 133 degrees to kill coronavirus jalopnik.com/…
hmm
 
6:46 PM
Pretty sure cops can't survive at 133° either
 
6:58 PM
@Stormblessed oh, the date on that. It's from before he became the most powerful troll in the world
 
@Unionhawk I mean, my car can do that too if I leave it in direct sun
 
Imagine saying that and not like immediately self-combusting on the spot because the universe was all "Wow that's really dumb"
MAH RIGHT TO TWEET
The whole exercise is dumb but claiming a right to tweet and post is like dril content
 
8:31 PM
The original tweet was:
> If you are talking about the incident in MN, I didn’t see anything unreasonable. If you can say you can’t breathe, you’re breathing. Most likely that man died of overdose or heart attack. Video doesn’t show his resistance that got him in that position. Police being crucified.
Not sure how this was "misinterpreted", exactly. His "clarification" is just more of the same defense of the police
> What Marx meant, he said, was no one knows for sure how Floyd died or what the circumstances were before he was pinned to the ground by a Minneapolis police officer.
 
Incredible
"of overdose"
 
Technically speaking, it is correct to say that your airway is not completely blocked if you are able to speak
However, this technicality only really applies for "is a patient's airway completely blocked such that the heimlich will even work", and not "did this person die of asphyxiation"
 
> "I've seen too many cases before where the police were judged to be guilty in the public's eye but later were found to be not guilty under the law," he said. "For sending that, all of a sudden I'm called racist, I need to have a knee put on my neck — all kinds of hateful stuff simply for having an opinion and asking people to get all the facts before they judge."
Oh wait putting a knee to your neck is hateful now? Hmmmm
But yeah buddy that they're "not guilty under the law" is the whole issue, the law lets them kill people
 
of note, the officer in question has killed before, and has 12 complaints all marked closed/non-public/no discipline
Amy Klobuchar behind the non-prosecution incidentally
 
9:06 PM
@Unionhawk Shouldn't we have learned from Eric Garner? (The guy in New York who died in a choke hold while repeating "I can't breathe")
 
If anything the mayor should leave it to anyone who knows anything about medicine
Even I understand why he's wrong even if I understand what he thinks he's figured out
 
9:49 PM
> Twitter now selectively decides to place a warning label on certain tweets in a manner that clearly reflects political bias.
Is this admitting that spouting lies is purely political discourse now?
The only bias is against falsehoods.
 

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