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    2020 Democratic Primary

    From the Washington Post: Sanders supporters have weaponized Facebook to spread angry memes about his Democratic rivals ... Since the beginning of 2019, nearly 3,000 active Facebook pages supporting Sanders have generated more than 290 million interactions — meaning shares, likes or other user...
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    Wuhan Coronavirus Updates

    The plague, is caused by a bacterium, Yersinia pestis, that can be treated by several commonly available antibiotics. According to the CDC, the US averages 7 cases a year, with most years having no associated deaths. Transmission is usually confined to the western US and involves infected...
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    Wuhan Coronavirus Updates

    From The NY Times: Corona Patient in California was not Tested for Days A California coronavirus patient had to wait days to be tested because of restrictive federal criteria, despite doctors’ requests. The patient, who has tested positive, may be the first person to be infected through...
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    Wuhan Coronavirus Updates

    From the Washington Post: US Sees First Sign Disease may be Spreading Here A person in Northern California has contracted the coronavirus without traveling to regions hit by the outbreak or coming in contact with anyone known to have the infection, the first sign that the disease may be...
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    Wuhan Coronavirus Updates

    From Moody Analytics: Coronavirus: The Mounting Global Threat The coronavirus is a serious mounting threat to the fragile Chinese and global economies. It is hard to handicap how broadly the virus will ultimately spread and how virulent it will be, but it has already become highly disruptive to...
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    Dems Need To Learn From the UK Election to UNITE under one message: GET HIM OUT!

    Do you have the same misgivings about GOP efforts to suppress votes in states such as Kansas, Georgia, Wisconsin, Texas, Missouri, and North Dakota? What do you think about the fact that over 1,000 polling places have closed, nearly all due to GOP efforts? Or the GOP standing by as Trump lies...
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    Wuhan Coronavirus Updates

    I agree. I also have read what Luisa mentioned: That health officials around the world had hoped to contain this novel strain before it went around the globe and became unstoppable. They had a narrow opening to keep it, with only one identified strain versus the flu, contained and thus easier to...
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    The Catholic Church Should Burn

    I wish I could find this in full text: The grooming of children for sexual abuse in religious settings: Unique characteristics and select case studies, Raine, S. & Kent, S. A, The Journal of Aggression & Violent Behavior 48, 180–189 (2019) This article examines the sexual grooming of children...
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    Vote Blue No Matter Who?

    I agree, but I’m afraid that they will be unreliable up through the election.
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    Another nazi gets punched

    I just reread The Lottery and read The Divers’ Game for the first time. I’m glad as both made me keep the idea of brutality, in general and as a social norm in place of justice, in the forefront of my mind.
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    Which Candidate Agrees With You?

    Agreed. My matches in order were Buttigieg, Bloomberg, Steyer, and Biden, but that doesn’t reflect my preferences. (Although Gabbard was last on my match list, which is about right. 😉)
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    Vote Blue No Matter Who?

    Yeah, I saw the results on 358. ETA: It was RealClear. But several are within the margin of error and those that aren’t point in different directions. I’m afraid the polls aren’t accurate and/or the race is too close. Very scary for such an important 2020 state.
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    2020 Democratic Primary

    I hadn’t seen this. Thanks, Cristiano. Ugh. There is so much about Sanders I find problematic. Yes, yes, I will vote for him if he gets the nomination, the same I would for nominated road kill or a collection of used sporks. But he needs to sharpen up a lot before he would be ready to debate Trump.
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    Dems Need To Learn From the UK Election to UNITE under one message: GET HIM OUT!

    :confusedcat: So you are discrediting national intelligence a la Trump? 1. The Dems changed the rules, in large part to accommodate Sanders’ demands, so superdelegates are out of the first ballot vote. 2. Superdelegates have not override voter preference since 1972, so it seems unlikely they...
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    Vote Blue No Matter Who?

    We have friends with a cabin in northern Wisconsin, and we recently drove there for a long weekend. It was frightening how many homemade signs supporting Trump we saw. Everything from very large wooden displays declaring the owner‘s love to Trump’s name woven into a fence and followed by a...