We are living in a failed State

The coronavirus didn’t break America. It revealed what was already broken.


George Packer Staff writer for The Atlantic OLIVER MUNDAY

When the virus came here, it found a country with serious underlying conditions, and it exploited them ruthlessly. Chronic ills—a corrupt political class, a sclerotic bureaucracy, a heartless […]

2020 Pulitzers Announced

Journalist who exposed Donald Trump charitable claims and revealed ‘grab ’em by the pussy’ tape wins Pulitzer

Washington Post reporter David Fahrenthold honoured for his dogged investigations, and three prizes for the ‘failing’ New York Times

Rachel Roberts – Tuesday 11 April 2017 01:09

The Washington Post’s David Fahrenthold has won a […]

Massage in the time of COVID

We got creative 😆 Life in plastic is fantastic! Vayu Spa 💆🏻‍♀

Posted by Roberta Vėju Dziugaite on Thursday, April 23, 2020

trump issues order requiring meat packing plants to stay open

WASHINGTON (AP) Apr 28th, 2020 — President Donald Trump took executive action Tuesday to order meat processing plants to stay open amid concerns over growing coronavirus cases and the impact on the nation’s food supply. ********************

The order uses the Defense Production Act to classify meat processing as critical infrastructure to try […]

Administration corruption map

Note: this interactive map details the corruption within this Administration



America – “we pity it”

IRISH TIMES article. by Fintan O’Toole April 25, 2020


Over more than two centuries, the United States has stirred a very wide range of feelings in the rest of the world: love and hatred, fear and hope, envy […]

Permanent lockdown – by George Monbiot

Permanent Lockdown – We have been shut out of most of the UK’s open land for centuries. It’s time this changed.

by George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 22nd April 2020


In the name of freedom, we have been exposed, to a greater extent than any other European nation, to a deadly pandemic. In […]

Retaliation for speaking truth to power

via Washington Post 202 – By James Hohmann with Mariana Alfaro Email – Apr. 23, 2020

Ousted vaccine expert, alleging retaliation, is not the first scientist sidelined in Trump era

President Trump said three times Wednesday that he had “never heard of” Rick Bright, the scientist who alleges he was removed as the leader of […]

If…text from Symphonia Third Movement by Luciano Berio

Text from Luciano Berio’s Symphonia Third Movement *********************** “You are nothing but an academic exercise no time for chamber music {…} we need to do something. For though the silence here is almost unbroken it is not completely so he emerges as from heavy hangings. Hardly a resurrection we want that It seems there are […]

Onward toward mayhem

Trump declares himself a dictator. Blue-state governors organize. A breakup is now on the table kos for Daily Kos Daily Kos Staff Tuesday April 14, 2020 · 10:40 AM EDT

President Gavin Newsom of the nation-state of California

In a Monday overwhelming with Big News, these two events kinda got lost.

Impeached president […]

Covid Rates: Mar 11 – Apr 17th, 2020

“it wasn’t a protest, it was a political rally”

The Trailer: The resistance to stay-at-home orders rises from the right

By David Weigel April 16 at 5:46 PM In this edition: The stay-at-home culture wars start in Michigan, “you can temporarily take away my speedboat, but you can never take away my freedom.”

People protest Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s stay-at-home […]

This month’s winner

where no one reads the book

Daily 202 – Apr. 15th, 2020

The Daily 202 via WaPo – April 15th, 2020 By James Hohmann with Mariana Alfaro Email Leaked CDC and FEMA plan warns of ‘significant risk of resurgence of the virus’ with phased reopening

A draft national strategy to reopen the country in phases, developed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Centers for […]

Proof positive dear leader is a narcissist

Checks were being readied for dispersal but Trump insisted his signature be on the checks instead of the Treasury Disbursement Officer, delaying the dispersion …all because POTUS is a petty, petulant, narcissist!

Trump Signing Coronavirus Checks is Nonsensical and Probably Illegal

Ten key ways Trump has screwed up the response to COVID-19

10 key ways that Trump has let the coronavirus pandemic get out of control: _____________________________________________ *Refusing to take responsibility for his administration’s response to the pandemic. Trump doesn’t believe he’s responsible for how he and his administration are dealing with the crisis. When asked by reporters about it, he said, “I don’t take any […]

US COVID-19 death rate

Note: This chart shows the percent of confirmed cases of COVID-19 which ended in death in the period: Mar 11 – Apr 9th, 2020

Declining Numbers

a) total US population 325,000,000 = 100%

b) estimated number of potential cases asof Jul 31 – 56,000,000 = 17.2%

c) estimate number of cases with only mild […]

Mask protection chart

The extinction rebellion circa Apr 2019 by Jonathan Pie

The Extinction Rebellion

Pie joins the Extinction Rebellion protest that is helping save the planet whilst annoying commuters. For tickets to see Jonathan Pie: The Fake News Tour go to JonathanPie.com

Posted by Jonathan Pie on Thursday, April 18, 2019

Pro Message about transmission

This is a statement from an epidemiologist at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. Please share widely


.* * *Hey everybody, as an infectious disease epidemiologist, at this point, feel morally obligated to provide some information on what we are seeing from a transmission dynamic perspective and how they apply to the social distancing measures.