Friday, May 29, 2020
Chloroquine is a rampant public health problem in India - it is yet another drug epidemic in itself. And it is poised to hit the United States; especially after the American president's endorsement by planetary dispatch.
To celebrate Memorial Day Weekend, this weekend includes songs about war and protest but also songs about life, being remembered, noble and loved.
I'd been to Bible camps and such. I read it myself. I was devastated. I've come back to it but through the Qur'an, Bhagavad Gita, Avesta, Tao Te Ching - you name it I've read it. If anything, Joseph Campbell gave me the best for religion: Follow your bliss.
Celebrating this year's high school graduates who have had to sacrifice the American rite of graduation, this weekend's music thread is about school, youth and great days ahead.
So, if you grab every book on the subject of Epidemiology that you can get your grubby hands on, and erase everything relating to pandemics; then viruses don't exist anymore, right? That seems to have been Trump's only strategy, figuratively speaking - the only thing he could come up with, during the first stage of the Coronavirus Global Pandemic.

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  • TOCB-Short Posts:Killing someone without justification INHERENTLY violates their civil right to live. This IS NOT rocket science. Legal experts are saying that although video clearly shows the officers caused George Floyd's death, it is hard to prove that they intended to kill him. This is what the law says. This law DOES NOT require for a police officer to know that his unnecessary deadly force would cause the death of a suspect. This is especially and obviously applicable in the Eric Garner case as well as in the George Floyd case. Neither Garner or Floyd posed any threat to the officers of anyone else. Neither of them were armed and neither of them resisted arrest. Both of them told the police that they could not breath. In the case of Floyd, even the bystanders were telling the police that they were killing Floyd. § 1047.7 Use of deadly force. (a) Deadly force means that force which a reasonable person would consider likely to cause death or serious bodily harm. Its use may be justified only under conditions of extreme necessity, when all lesser means have failed or cannot reasonably be employed. A protective force officer is authorized to use deadly force only when one or more of the following circumstances exists: (1) Self-Defense. When deadly force reasonably appears to be necessary to protect a protective force officer who reasonably believes himself or herself to be in imminent danger of death or serious bodily harm. (2) Serious offenses against persons. When deadly force reasonably appears to be necessary to prevent the commission of a serious offense against a person(s) in circumstances presenting an imminent danger of death or serious bodily harm (e.g. sabotage of an occupied facility by explosives). (3) Nuclear weapons or nuclear explosive devices. When deadly force reasonably appears to be necessary to prevent the theft, sabotage, or unauthorized control of a nuclear weapon or nuclear explosive device. (4) Special nuclear material. When deadly force reasonably appears to be necessary to prevent the theft, sabotage, or unauthorized control of special nuclear material from an area of a fixed site or from a shipment where Category II or greater quantities are known or reasonably believed to be present. (5) Apprehension. When deadly force reasonably appears to be necessary to apprehend or prevent the escape of a person reasonably believed to: (i) have committed an offense of the nature specified in paragraphs (a)(1) through (a)(4) 1 of this section; or (ii) be escaping by use of a weapon or explosive or who otherwise indicates that he or she poses a significant threat of death or serious bodily harm to the protective force officer or others unless apprehended without delay. 1 These offenses are considered by the Department of Energy to pose a significant threat of death or serious bodily harm. (b) Additional Considerations Involving Firearms. If it becomes necessary to use a firearm, the following precautions shall be observed: (1) A warning, e.g. an order to halt, shall be given, if feasible, before a shot is fired. (2) Warning shots shall not be fired. If authorities want to do something to prevent the conditions under which violent protest occurs in Minneapolis, they could simply arrest the men who killed Floyd. Again, it is NOT rocket science. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTd5RmxopjU
  • Steppenwolf-How the MSM is Helping Trump Incite a Civil War:The headline should read: "Factions Within MPLS Police Enact Plan to Incite Race War." But it won't. Even though we all know. Look at the video! The four cop insurrectionists aren't reacting to the sit, they created one, and are working according to a plan. And Trump tastes blood. Every racist bone in his body wants to see more deaths. Instead of defending people who are oppressed, he threatens to use the military to slaughter them. Oh yeah, it's not his national guard. Another lie, with intent to kill. Hey Donald! You missed your insulin injection. What's the matter - chicken?
  • TOCB-Short Posts:"But my job in the end is to prove that he violated criminal statute and there is other evidence that doesn't support a criminal charge. We need to weigh through all of that evidence and come through with a meaningful determination and we are doing that to the best of our ability." The phrase "...there is other evidence that doesn't support a criminal charge..." is what drew the criticism. His office later released a statement saying that the quote was taken out of context and in terms of an investigation, it is critical to look at all evidence in the case because at the time of trial, all evidence will be used. https://kttc.com/2020/05/28/hennepin-county-attorney-makes-statement-on-george-floyd-case-clarifies/ Country Attorney Freeman says his comment was taken out of context. He also said that police officers are allowed to use necessary force but not excessive force. The problem with his statement is that there is no evidence of necessary force. Floyd was clearly murdered and it was captured on video. What other evidence is needed to arrest the officers for murder and accessory to murder? Every minute these officers are not arrested is a minute in which law enforcement of Minneapolis is complicit to violence that is committed as a result of the officers not being arrested. An indictment is a necessary and vital part of due process. The officers' right to due process is not violated because they are arrested for what evidence reflects is a murder. A trial will either clear them of charges or convict them. THAT is due process!!!
  • Kalima-Short Posts:Do the world a favour and just ban him. — Twitter Places Warning on a Trump Tweet, Saying It Glorified Violence The move by the social media platform is likely to spur more threats from the White House and criticism from the president’s supporters. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/29/technology/twitter-president-trump.html
  • Kalima-Short Posts:Far-right ‘boogaloo’ militants have embedded themselves in the George Floyd protests in Minneapolis: ‘They want their civil war’ https://www.alternet.org/2020/05/far-right-boogaloo-militants-have-embedded-themselves-in-the-george-floyd-protests-in-minneapolis-they-want-their-civil-war/
  • Kalima-Short Posts:I will celebrate when this lying, evil butcher is imprisoned. So will millions of oppressed Palestinians and their supporters around the world.
  • Kalima-Short Posts:Even now the CDC and other agencies are deliberately lowering the number of cases and deaths to pacify a maniac. No one can trust them again until the trump puppets have been removed. Birx should hang her head in shame and resign as she is not credible.
  • Kalima-Short Posts:Anything the Dems can do will be an improvement as long as they stay on the same page and work as a team. Seeing what happened during this epidemic where lives could have been saved if the government had been prepared to do the right thing for its citizens, healthcare along with economic injustice should be at the top of their list.
  • Kalima-Short Posts:Whine. Whine. Whine. Twitter should close his account to show that rules apply to everyone. He’s such an effeminate tiny person. — Trump’s Order on Social Media Could Harm One Person in Particular: Donald Trump Without certain liability protections, companies like Twitter would have to be more aggressive about policing messages that press the boundaries — like the president’s. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/28/us/politics/trump-jack-dorsey.html
  • Kalima-Short Posts:It’s time for jail or a padded cell. Preferably one built in the sewer he lives in. — You lunatic!’ Trump sparks horror by promoting video that says ‘only good Democrat is a dead Democrat’ https://www.rawstory.com/2020/05/you-lunatic-trump-sparks-horror-by-promoting-video-that-says-only-good-democrat-is-a-dead-democrat

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