George W Bush claiming that there is "systemic racism" among police

In talking about George Floyd's death, Bush said:
"This tragedy — in a long series of similar tragedies — raises a long overdue question: How do we end systemic racism in our society? The only way to see ourselves in a true light is to listen to the voices of so many who are hurting and grieving. Those who set out to silence those voices do not understand the meaning of America — or how it becomes a better place."
Obviously, while Floyd's deaths apparently shows extremely bad policing, I don't think that the evidence supports the claim of systemic racism by the police. Even in Floyd's case, t don't believe that there is yet evidence of racism on the part of the officer who apparently killed him, though I am interested in being corrected if I am wrong.

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Some of the evidence on the hydroxychloroquine and the Coronavirus

Possibly people haven't heard about all the studies showing the efficacy of hydroxychloroquine is because Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube are actively taking down statements by doctors about its benefits. They are even censoring academic studies that show the benefits. You will need to use a search tool other than Google to get most studies on the benefits.

Other studies

It is amazing that Twitter, FB and other social media outlets have closed accounts if people link to statements by doctors about hydroxychloroquine

It is very hard to find studies that find benefits from hydroxychloroquine because Google censors those searches. Of course, you probably know that Google sensors conservatives generally.

The big Lancet study that everyone in the media was citing about the harm from hydroxychloroquine was obviously bad as anyone with a statistics background could tell because of a self-selection problem, but it was retracted because they had doctored data.

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Former Congressman Michael Myers accused of ballot stuffing during the 2014, 2015 and 2016 primary elections

From Fox News:
Myers, 77, is accused of stuffing ballot boxes for candidates during the 2014, 2015 and 2016 primary elections, bribing Demuro, falsifying records, voting more that once in federal elections, and obstruction of justice. 
Myers allegedly bribed Demuro to illegally add votes for certain candidates of their mutual party in primary elections. Some of the candidates, according to the Justice Department, were individuals running for judicial office whose campaigns hired Myers, and others were candidates for various federal, state and local elective offices whom Myers favored. 
According to the indictment, Myers would solicit payments from his clients in the form of cash or checks as “consulting fees,” and then use portions of those funds to pay Demuro and others in return for tampering with election results. 
The payments, according to the Justice Department, ranged between $300 and $5,000 per election. . . .



Full Text of Trump's Tweet that was removed by Twitter

Last Thursday, when Trump tweeted about the riots in Minneapolis, Twitter took down his Tweet on the basis that it was “glorifying violence.” Few people actually got to read it, but Trump’s tweetdidn’t glorify violence. It was more of a warning about the consequences of looting. 

As is typical with the media, they interpreted Trump’s comments in the worst possible way. Nowhere does Trump say that shooting people would be good or desirable. He says that looting dishonors George Floyd’s memory.

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Who is the real Dr. Fauci, he now worries that stay-home orders could cause ‘irreparable damage’

Just 10 days after warning the Senate that he was worried about stay-at-home orders being lifted too quickly, Fauci had a very different message.
Stay-home orders that extend too long could cause the U.S. “irreparable damage,” Dr. Anthony Fauci warned Friday.Strict crackdowns on large gatherings and other orders, such as for home quarantines, were needed when the coronavirus first hit the nation, but those rules can now begin to be lifted in many parts of the country, Fauci said during an interview on CNBC.
“I don’t want people to think that any of us feel that staying locked down for a prolonged period of time is the way to go,” the member of the White House coronavirus task force said.
“But now is the time, depending upon where you are and what your situation is, to begin to seriously look at reopening the economy, reopening the country to try to get back to some degree of normal.”
This is regarding Fauci's Senate testimony on May 12th.
Fauci warned that prematurely lifting coronavirus restrictions closing schools and businesses and limiting travel would lead to "suffering and death" and "turn the clock back instead of going forward." 

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NAACP slams Joe Biden over Biden claim that the NAACP has endorsed him “every time I’ve run”

While Biden claims the NAACP has endorsed him “every time I’ve run,” the NAACP has a different take on that:
“Yesterday, former Vice President Joe Biden made a comment about the NAACP’s endorsement,” the statement by Derrick Johnson, president and CEO of the NAACP,  said. “We want to clarify that the NAACP is a non-partisan organization and does not endorse candidates for political office at any level.”



CDC mixes up Coronavirus data: They mistakenly mixed together the results from viral and antibody COVID-19 tests when reporting the country's disease totals

This is a very big mistake, making it looking like the problems with the disease are much bigger than they actually are.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) acknowledged Thursday that it is combining the results from viral and antibody COVID-19 tests when reporting the country's testing totals, despite marked differences between the tests. . . . 
"The viral testing is to understand how many people are getting infected, while antibody testing is like looking in the rearview mirror. The two tests are totally different signals," Jha told The Atlantic. 
In a statement, CDC spokesperson Kristen Nordlund told The Hill that when the agency began to track coronavirus testing, viral tests were far more commonly used nationwide than serology testing." 
"Now that serology testing is more widely available, CDC is working to differentiate those tests from the viral tests and will report this information, differentiated by test type, publicly on our COVID Data Tracker website in the coming weeks," she said. . . .



Scientists say: "The sun has entered a ‘lockdown’ period, which could cause freezing weather, famine"

From the New York Post:
Our sun has gone into lockdown, which could cause freezing weather, earthquakes and famine, scientists say.
The sun is currently in a period of “solar minimum,” meaning activity on its surface has fallen dramatically.
Experts believe we are about to enter the deepest period of sunshine “recession” ever recorded as sunspots have virtually disappeared.
Astronomer Dr. Tony Phillips said: “Solar Minimum is underway and it’s a deep one.” . . .
NASA scientists fear it could be a repeat of the Dalton Minimum, which happened between 1790 and 1830 — leading to periods of brutal cold, crop loss, famine and powerful volcanic eruptions.
Temperatures plummeted by up to 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) over 20 years, devastating the world’s food production. . . .

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ABC News from 2016: "Biden Says He Wishes He Could Take Trump 'Behind the Gym' Over Groping Comments"

This is pretty astounding from ABC News in October 2016:
Vice President Joe Biden took GOP candidate Donald Trump to task over comments he made bragging about his ability to grope women, saying he wished he were in high school so "I could take him behind the gym." 
During a campaign stop in Pennsylvania Friday, Biden sounded outraged as he talked about Trump’s sexually explicit comments and the allegations from women that Trump assaulted them. Trump has vehemently denied the sex assault allegations. 
“Press always ask me, ‘Don’t I wish I were debating him?’” Biden said talking about Trump. “No, I wish we were in high school and I could take him behind the gym.” 
Biden has been a leading advocate for legislation aimed at helping sexual assault victims throughout his career and Friday he credited his father and his family values for serving as inspiration for that work. Biden has been known for passionate and fiery rhetoric and at several points during his speech, which focused primarily on rebuking Trump, the vice president was yelling.
Meanwhile, new court documents from 1966 have this about Tara Reade.

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Wow!: Leaked ‘Five Eyes’ dossier on alleged Chinese coronavirus coverup consistent with US findings

So it looks like Western intelligence is united on the view that China 
The 15-page document from the intelligence agencies of the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Australia and New Zealand, . . . . aligns with U.S. intelligence that China knew the spread between humans earlier than it said, that it knew it was a novel coronavirus earlier than it said and that it was spread wider than they reported to the international community in the first weeks of the outbreak. But there are some exceptions. In particular, Australia believes the virus originated in a wet market, as the Chinese have claimed. However,  the U.S. intelligence community has not yet determined this and is still leaning away from that theory.”
Looks like this will be the lead item in a lawsuit against China.

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Putting the 52 people who worked or voted in Wisconsin election and have COVID-19 in perspective

The media is making a big deal that 52 people who worked or voted in Wisconsin election have COVID-19. 
— First, as ABC News notes: “It remains unclear how many — if any — of those people contracted the virus at the polls and health officials are still collecting testing and tracing information.”
— Second, the New York Times reports that “the incubation period, on average nearly six days.” And given that a full 22 days had passed since the vote by the evening of April 29th, it is quite possible that a lot these 22 people were infected long after the voting.
But the real question not being asked: even if all 52 were infected because of the vote, what is the rate of infection? There are a few numbers that we need to put together to figure that out.
Number of votes in Presidential Primary: 1,551,712. This is a slight underestimate of the total number of votes because not everyone who voted participated in the presidential vote.
Mail-in ballots: 1,003,422. However, some of these people who sent in mail-in ballots also showed up and voted in person, so this is an overestimate.
For both of these reasons, the total number of people who voted in person is greater than the difference between 1,551,712 and 1,003,422. But even taking just the difference between these two numbers shows a gap fo 548,290 voters. 
Next, there were 4,050 polling places in Wisconsin on April 7th. In Milwaukee, “there were 80 to 100 poll workers at each site, and about 30 National Guard members at each location. Workers were taking safety precautions.” So there were someplace between 110 and 130 people working at each location. But there were only five polling sites open in Milwaukee and it isn’t clear how the staffing of polling places in Milwaukee corresponds to staffing at polling places in the rest of the state. It is a guess, but suppose conservatively that the average polling site in Wisconsin had 50 people working at it — that is another 202,500 people who risked exposure. 
Conservatively, say the total number of people involved in in-person voting was 750,790.
Even assuming that none of those 52 people could have gotten the virus any other way, the infection rate was then at the very most 0.0069 percent. To put it differently, 6.9 out of every 1,000 people who participated got ill.


Democrats accusing a Democrat is different than Democrats accusing a Republican

One big similarity between the Biden & Kavanaugh cases: the accusers were all Democrats. And the witnesses who support Tara Reade's account are all Democrats  Are u more likely to believe Ds who accuse a Democrat or Democrats who accuse a Republican? The big difference Biden's accuser talked to others when it happened.

Note that while the witnesses supporter Reade's contemporaneous statements are all Democrats  the people saying that she didn't make those statements are also all Democrats who worked for Biden and who presumably hope to work in a Biden presidency.

One person confirming contemporaneous comments by Reade: "I personally am a Democrat, a very strong Democrat," LaCasse said. "I'm for Biden, regardless. But still, I have to come out and say this."

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Timeline of actions taken by the Trump administration to combat the Coronavirus