Saturday, January 30, 2021

CDC Issues Mask Mandate On Planes, Public Transportation

Here's how many vaccines have been wasted in Texas

Milwaukee mom outraged after learning where extra doses of COVID-19 vaccine are going

The First Space Station Spacewalk of the New Year on This Week @NASA – January 29, 2021

Epidemiologist says it's unknown whether vaccine doses can be administered far apart

Racine man, woman charged after 50+ pounds of drugs found in home, police say

Pictured is the evidence collected during the residence search in the 1100 block of Marquette Street in Racine. Agents located 7.5 pounds of green marijuana, 46.5 pounds of assorted marijuana edibles, 53 marijuana vape cartridges, 5 grams of psilocybin (mushrooms), a digital scale, packaging materials, food saver vacuum sealer, numerous labels/THC stickers, and one box of 9 millimeter ammunition.

 RACINE — A 20-year-old Racine resident was allegedly found to have more than 50 pounds of assorted drugs worth about $40,000 in his home, many of which resembled candy and most of which involved marijuana. A woman who was also in the home, where a 1-year-old was also found by law enforcement when they carried out a search warrant there, is facing criminal charges.

According to a criminal complaint and a release from the Racine County Sheriff’s Office:

Ashley Hansen


On Tuesday, an agent was contacted by an inspector from the U.S. Postal Service regarding a suspicious package. The package was addressed to 19-year-old Ashley L. Hansen of the 1100 block of Marquette Street.

Agents with the Racine County Metro Drug Unit executed a search warrant on Wednesday at around 11 a.m. Inside, they found Hansen and 20-year-old Anthony E. Luna with a 1-year-old child. There was also glass pipe in the living room with marijuana in it.

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EU gives itself power to block Covid vaccine exports

‘It’s a mess’: Biden’s first 10 days dominated by vaccine mysteries


Biden’s team is still trying to locate upwards of 20 million vaccine doses that have been sent to states — a mystery that has hampered plans to speed up the national vaccination effort.

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks about the coronavirus pandemic in the State Dining Room of the White House on January 26, 2021 in Washington, DC. | Doug Mills, Pool/Getty Images

Joe Biden promised he’d bring in a competent, tested team to run the pandemic response, set ambitious vaccination targets and impose strict public health guidelines.

His team arrived at the White House with a 200-page response plan ready to roll out. But instead, they have spent much of the last week trying to wrap their hands around the mushrooming crisis — a process officials acknowledge has been humbling, and triggered a concerted effort to temper expectations about how quickly they might get the nation back to normal.

After a week on the job, Biden’s team is still trying to locate upwards of 20 million vaccine doses that have been sent to states — a mystery that has hampered plans to speed up the national vaccination effort. They're searching for new ways to boost production of a vaccine stockpile that they've discovered is mostly empty. And they're nervously eyeing a series of new Covid-19 strains that threaten to derail the response.

“It’s the Mike Tyson quote: ‘Everybody’s got a plan until they get punched in the mouth,’” said one person with knowledge of the vaccine effort who’s not authorized to discuss the work. “They are planning. They are competent. It’s just the weight of everything when you sit down in that chair. It’s heavy.”

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Plaintiffs drop federal suit in Kyle Rittenhouse case

The plaintiffs in a civil suit filed against Kyle Rittenhouse, Facebook and the Kenosha Guard dropped their suit this week.

Rittenhouse, 18, of Antioch, Ill., is accused of killing two men and severely injuring a third during the August protests that occurred in the aftermath of the shooting of Jacob Blake by a Kenosha police officer. He has pleaded not guilty, arguing that he fired in self-defense

The suit, filed in September, had sought to use Reconstruction-era federal law inspired by the rise of the Ku Klux Klan to seek damages from: Rittenhouse; the Kenosha Guard militia and its “commander” Kevin Mathewson; the Boogaloo Bois, a far-right, antigovernmental organization; and a West Bend man who identified himself to the media as a member of the Boogaloo Bois and said he was in Kenosha during the August protests.

The suit alleged that Facebook was negligent in allowing Mathewson and the Kenosha Guard to put out a call for militia members to come to the city, and alleged that the defendants had conspired to violate their civil rights.

Plaintiffs in the suit included Hannah Gittings, the girlfriend of Silver Lake resident Anthony Huber, one of two men killed in the Rittenhouse shootings on Aug. 25. Also named as plaintiffs were three people who were at the protests who said they were harassed and threatened by militia members.

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Online Claim Filing

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Any party may submit an arbitration claim online. This allows you to:

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"This Is For You, Dad": Redditor Shares Heartbreaking Reason For Destroying Short-Sellers In WSB Raids

From ZeroHedge:
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FRIDAY, JAN 29, 2021 - 15:20

As a new class of activist investors harness the power of crowdsourcing to crush short-sellers betting on the demise of ailing companies, a David vs. Goliath narrative quickly emerged (now with sympathetic billionaires joining the cause).

As these retail investors band together over Reddit's 'Wall Street Bets' forum and other platforms to crush hedge funds by triggering short-squeezes - some turning meager savings accounts into six-figure positions - several have shared very personal stories of just why they're doing this.

One such user, a Redditor who goes by the name Space-Peanut, has a very personal reason for tossing their match onto the pyre.

Read below (emphasis ours):

This is for you, Dad.

I remember when the housing collapse sent a torpedo through my family. My father's concrete company collapsed almost overnight. My father lost his home. My uncle lost his home. I remember my brother helping my father count pocket change on our kitchen table. That was all the money he had left in the world. While this was happening in my home, I saw hedge funders literally drinking champagne as they looked down on the Occupy Wall Street protestors. I will never forget that.

My Father never recovered from that blow. He fell deeper and deeper into alcoholism and exists now as a shell of his former self, waiting for death.

This is all the money I have and I'd rather lose it all than give them what they need to destroy me. Taking money from me won't hurt me, because i don't value it at all. I'll burn it all down just to spite them.

This is for you, Dad.

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JUMP! You Fuckers!

Open Blog - Weekend

 Enjoy the snow.

Friday, January 29, 2021

California Dem to push to expel Marjorie Taylor Greene from Congress

With COVID Variants Spreading, Push Is On To Vaccinate

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Pelosi: 'The enemy is within the House of Representatives'

First U.S. cases of COVID-19 variant first detected in South Africa found in South Carolina

MAGA Buffoons Take Washington & Reddit Takes Wall Street

FBI arrests Springfield man in connection with riot at US Capitol

Why members of Congress are calling to expel Marjorie Taylor Greene

How the new owners of an 89-year-old pharmacy reinvented and found a simple, local way to administer vaccines

From JSOnline:
Mary SpicuzzaEddie Morales
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

The call came on a Tuesday — the small, independently owned pharmacy in Shorewood would be getting about 100 doses of COVID-19 vaccine the following day. 

By the time that first shipment arrived on Jan. 13, North Shore Pharmacy owner Kyle Beyer had gotten a list of independent front-line health care workers hoping to get vaccinated from the local health department, scheduled appointments and was ready to get started.

Beyer and the small crew at the nearly century-old pharmacy, which until recently was named Thompson's Serv-U-Pharmacy, had by the end of that week administered all 111 doses of vaccine.

"That's something a large organization, a large chain pharmacy, just would not be able to do," Beyer said. "We take a lot of pride in being able to be flexible and quickly adapt to those needs."

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Dr. Fauci Wrong Again: Novavax Vaccine Only 50% Effective Against "Mutant" South African COVID Strain

From ZeroHedge:

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THURSDAY, JAN 28, 2021 - 21:10

The latest COVID-19 vaccine news is unequivocally disappointing.

Novavax, one of six US companies that received hundreds of millions of dollars upfront from the US government to develop a COVIID-19 vaccine, has just released preliminary data from its Phase 3 trials. The data showed the vaccine was 89.3% effective in the UK branch of the trial.

Vaccine trials were held in nearly half a dozen countries, but in the UK, 62 people (out of roughly 15K) came down with COVID-19 symptoms after receiving either the vaccine or a placebo. Of these, six had received the vaccine, while 56 had gotten the placebo.

Yet, in a separate, middle-stage study in South Africa, the trial data suggested the vaccine was much less effective. In South Africa, the Novavax shot was about 49.4% effective against Covid-19 in the study. Preliminary results showed that more than 90% of the sick subjects for whom sequencing data were available were infected with the new variant circulating in South Africa.

The news comes at an inopportune time: A few hours ago, the CDC revealed that the first two confirmed cases of the hyper-infectious South African COVID mutation had been confirmed in South Carolina.

In a separate Novavax trial held in South Africa, the efficacy was significantly lower. In a small trial the rate of protection was just 50%. Almost all the cases that scientists have analyzed there so far were caused by the mutated strain, known as B.1.351.

What's even more disturbing: The data also showed that many trial participants were infected with the variant even after they had already had COVID-19.

Novavax tried to put a bright spin on the results.

"We have the first trial — we are the first to conduct an efficacy trial — in the face of a changing virus," said Stanley Erck, the president and chief executive of Novavax. He said that researchers expected the variants could change the trial results, but “the amount of change has been a bit of a surprise to everyone.”

However, there's no denying the fact that scientists like Dr. Anthony Fauci who repeatedly claimed that the vaccines would provide enduring protection despite mutations of the virus were clearly exaggerating their level of certainty. But that's not the first time the data has gone against "the science".


Beijing Uses Anal Swabs To Detect COVID-19 Strains

From ZeroHedge:

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THURSDAY, JAN 28, 2021 - 23:50

Just as the WHO acknowledges (in time for the start of the Biden Administration) that the high-cycle PCR tests routinely lead to far higher numbers of false positives than the world had expected, Li Tongzeng, a doctor at Beijing's You’an Hospital, and a proponent of anal swab tests, claims that "the coronavirus survives longer in the anus or excrement than those taken from upper body tracts."

And with this, Li is suggesting that the method is becoming more common than he had initially expected. Anal swabs are being deployed in Beijing quarantine as well as in some school settings, according to recent reports out of Beijing’s Daxing district.

Authorities in the Chinese capital have started testing about 2MM people in the center of the city after two cases of a strain of the coronavirus were first detected in Britain were reported in Beijing.

The rapid mass testing campaign started on Friday, a day before the city’s legislature was expected to convene an annual meeting and with just weeks to go until the country’s political heavyweights arrive in the capital for the year’s most important political gatherings.

"All districts and work units must make epidemic prevention and control their top priority and spare no efforts in epidemic prevention and handling,” municipal government spokesman Tian Wei said on Friday afternoon, citing orders from the city’s COVID-19 task force.

The mass testing was conducted after the capital went into partial lockdown in Daxing and Shunyi, with genetic sequencing revealing two cases of the more transmissible coronavirus variant discovered last month in Britain.

The capital has since been on high alert. More than 1.2K people have been tested at a school attended by one pupil with an asymptomatic case of the COVId-19 Each of the contacts at the school had nasal, saliva and anal swabs as well as serum tests – all of which were negative.

The jury is still out on whether anal swabs, which reportedly take about 10 seconds, are more useful than a regular throat swab to test for coronavirus.


Wanted: Pedophiles to Perform Anal COVID Tests - BOHICA!

Open Blog - Friday

 Feels more like the Twilight Zone.

Thursday, January 28, 2021

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Burnett: This is the kind of thinking the GOP is embracing

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Rural medical center suspended from vaccination program after inoculating school district staff

 (CNN)A rural Georgia medical center has been suspended from the state's Covid-19 vaccination program for six months after the facility administered vaccines to staff of the local school district.

The Georgia Department of Public Health was notified Tuesday that the Medical Center of Elberton had been vaccinating Elbert County School District staff members who were outside of the Phase 1A+ category of people eligible for the vaccine. After an investigation, the DPH confirmed the information and suspended the medical center, a release from the department said.
CNN has reached out to the Medical Center of Elberton for comment.

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Biden to take action to expand access to health insurance

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Kenosha Police drop plan to purchase automated license plate scanners

This photo atop a squad car is an example of a mobile license plate reader. The Kenosha Police Department had been considering a contract with Vigilant Solutions, a Livermore, Calif.-based corporation that develops and designs advanced software systems for photographing vehicles, as well as capturing license plate data with date, time and GPS coordinates. On Wednesday, Police Chief Dan Miskinis said the department would not proceed with the contract.

The Kenosha Police Department is withdrawing plans to purchase an automated license plate reading system for the city.

The department had planned to use a $49,000 state grant to purchase two license plate readers — one fixed high-speed camera and one mobile camera — used in conjunction with software that scans the plates as a tool to help the department track and recover stolen vehicles.

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Better watch your back! What they really mean is that Open Records threaten their intended role as Secret Police! The truth is NOT their friend - just like the KPD CHief has no problem with one of his Officers shooting an African American male 7 times in the back or executing Michael Bell. Lawsuit for defamation seems appropriate and will Talking Ratcine take on the challenge of challenging Kenosha Alderman Kennedy?

Kennedy, who sits on the Finance Committee and had initiated the committee's deferring action on the license plate readers, which eventually led to the council's deferral, agreed with Miskinis' assessment. He said he understood the positions of both the police department need to have access to technology for crimefighting and the public's concerns for how it might be misused.

Kennedy said police laid out the case for efficiency in solving stolen vehicle crimes and areas where the technology could be used effectively and saw justification for voting in favor of the license plate readers.

"But, I also could vote `no' because of the weaponization of the Wisconsin Open Records laws and Freedom of Information Act that certain actors in our community have engaged in," he said.

Most Shorted Names Soar After WallStreetBets Reopen

From ZeroHedge:

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WEDNESDAY, JAN 27, 2021 - 23:30

Update 745pm ET: And just like that, 1 hour after reddit locked down its notorious r/WallStreetBets forum, it has returned, and not only that but the chaos over recent events just assured that tomorrow it will have a record day in new members.

The forum's return came shortly after another notorious daytrader, Dave Portnoy vowed revenge for the downing of the portal, and in addition to revealing that he owns $1MM of AMC and NOK and may buy more, said that tomorrow would be the biggest day yet.

More importantly, however, after tumbling earlier following the news of WSB's lockdown, the most shorted stocks have again exploded higher with GME surging from a low of $220 back to $300...

... and AMC last trading at almost $15 after dropping as low as $11 earlier.


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Update 645pm ET: The infamous r/WallStreetBets subreddit which destroyed at least one hedge funds. and even cost legendary trader Steve Cohen 10-15% in losses in January...


... has "gone private", which means that only people who are invited can join.

The move comes just moments after we showed that today was an absolute record day for WSB, which had a whopping 800,000 people join it in one day, the equivalent of $1.1 billion in stimmy checks..

And since it will be that much more difficult to bring new entrants to the forum, it is hardly a surprise that the most shorted stocks which exploded in recent days, are suddenly tumbling with GME down almost $100 after hours on the news...

... and AMC is tumbling too.

So it is over? We doubt it: while the original subreddit may well have enough critical mass to continue its bull raids for the time being, it's only a matter of time before the members regroup and find a venue that welcomes them.

Maybe Parler?

To be sure, the "autists" are not happy, and have a simple message: "FUCK WALL STREET, FUCK THE SHORTS."

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Open Blog - Thursday

I love coffee in the morning.

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

McConnell, GOP Eager To Let Trump Off The Hook For Seditious Role In Deadly Capitol Raid

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These swine claim to represent God as they molest children.  Pigs!

Some battle snowstorm to get COVID-19 vaccine

Wisconsin pharmacist to plead guilty to trying to spoil COVID-19 vaccine doses

From Reuters:

FILE PHOTO: A CalFire firefighter is administered his first dose of the Moderna vaccine in his arm by a CalFire Emergency Medical Technician during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in El Cajon, California, U.S., January 15, 2021. REUTERS/Mike Blake

(Reuters) - A Wisconsin pharmacist has agreed to plead guilty to purposely trying to spoil hundreds of doses of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine in a bid to render them ineffective, the U.S. Justice Department said.

Steven Brandenburg, 46, is charged with two counts of attempting to tamper with consumer products and with reckless disregard for the risk that another person will be placed in danger of death or bodily injury, according to the statement by the Justice Department.

It said he believed in various "conspiracy theories" and was skeptical of vaccines in general and specifically the vaccine by Moderna.

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Effects of gerrymandering felt in Wisconsin as governor, GOP clash over Covid restrictions

The Wisconsin GOP redrew legislative maps in 2011 to its advantage, stifling any chance Gov. Tony Evers had of responding to the pandemic, observers say 

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers answered reporters questions at the State Capitol in Madison on March 21, 2019.Steve Apps / Wisconsin State Journal via AP

At one point during the pandemic, Black residents of Milwaukee County were six times more likely to die from the coronavirus than Wisconsin's white residents, state health officials said.

The state's governor, Tony Evers, a Democrat in his first term, issued a mask order and other mandates to protect all citizens, but the Republican-led legislature successfully sued to strike down those decisions.

The more Evers fought for Covid-19 restrictions, the more GOP resistance he faced inside the state Capitol. The state Supreme Court issued several decisions siding with Republicans in limiting Evers’ power to act during a public health emergency.

“It’s pretty shameful they didn’t want to act or didn’t seem concerned with the loss of life toward Blacks and Latinos,” Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes, a Democrat, said. “It seemed like they could care less.”

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Man seen with Kyle Rittenhouse victim charged with arson in Kenosha

 *WOW* Kenosha County Prosecutors Defend "Armed & Disorderly, Unlawful Discharge of Firearm in City Limits" for Political Gain

"At a hearing Tuesday, prosecutors dismissed an earlier case involving the disorderly conduct with a weapon, which stemmed from Ziminski firing a shot in the air right before Kyle Rittenhouse shot Joseph Rosenbaum between some cars at a gas station".

15 hours ago

Kenosha prosecutors have filed arson charges against a man involved in key confrontations during protests in August that included the fatal shooting of two people.

Joshua Ziminski now faces a felony count of arson, along with misdemeanors of disorderly conduct with a dangerous weapon and obstructing an officer. At a hearing Tuesday, prosecutors dismissed an earlier case involving the disorderly conduct with a weapon, which stemmed from Ziminski firing a shot in the air right before Kyle Rittenhouse shot Joseph Rosenbaum between some cars at a gas station.

Rittenhouse supporters had referred the weapon charge as "the first shot," and suggested it was close enough in location to make Rittenhouse think he was being fired upon.

Ziminski, 35, and his wife, Kelly, were also seen on various videos of the evening's events hanging out with Rosenbaum, including right before Rosenbaum began chasing Rittenhouse.

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