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My teenage daughter already hates trump: And now this:
The Commerce Department announced on Friday morning that it would ban US business transactions on Sunday with Chinese-owned social apps WeChat and TikTok …
Commerce Department officials, who spoke with reporters on condition of anonymity on Friday, said … Neither Tikok nor WeChat will be available for download as of midnight.
My daughter, a Bernie supporter, was a rising Ticketcock star. Now her moments in the spotlight will be taken away for reasons that don’t add up.
Geiger, who runs the Commerce Department, says:
“Today’s action proves once again that President Trump will do everything in his power to guarantee our national security and protect Americans from the dangers of the Chinese Communist Party,” Ross said. “On the President’s directive, we have taken significant action to combat the malicious collection of personal data of American citizens of China, promoting our national values, democratic rules-based norms and aggressive enforcement of American laws and regulations.”
what rubbish. Our iPhones are Made in China! So are our computers, surveillance cameras, voice-enabled speakers. Of course, this action does not have its object as Chinese “communists”. Its real targets are American social media websites. They are not compliant enough. They are about to receive the message. Do not expect the mission to creep with this executive order, expect the mission taunt-motion.
and yes: As we talk, and talk, and talk about Ticktock, we are close to 200,000 COVID-19 deaths.
Gene boy: “Thousands of people left King County during the Seattle boom, new data show. “And where did these people go?” The bulk of the movers away from the King moved to nearby counties. Snowomish absorbed the most in this period, about 21,000 per year, slightly ahead of Pierce County. Kitsapp ranks third at 2,900 per year. “It means King County is expanding, and as a result, so does its politics. That’s why Trump’s law and order mess has proved unforgivable. These are not the voting suburbs and exbs. For Ronald Reagan.
Paul Krugman’s failure of “Trump Law and Order Stuff” includes: The way the media is reporting the current presidential election.
Many people in the news media have failed to move the needle of Trump’s law and order stuff, at least if the elections are right. As many are now pointing out, 2020 is not 1968; But why didn’t everyone realize this? My answer is, check yourself 1/1
– Paul Krugman (@paulkrugman) September 17, 2020
Krugman later tweeted: “[J]The most important issue of 2016 udging from media coverage was Hillary’s email server; Trump’s racism and dishonesty were not ignored, crowded by breathless coverage of a fake scandal … “This time, according to this view, the media is not falling for dodgy goods. Hunter Biden is too difficult to mention.” Trump’s repeated attacks on the FBI and Muller’s investigation are mostly ignored. ‘
I am not selling on this logic: In my view, “law and order stuff” is only dated. The “Inna city” of the 21st century is very white and rich. Between the 1940s and 1980s, the spatial production of class in urban / suburban America was truly exceptional: the poor in the city, the middle class, and the upper class in the suburbs. The standard or traditional capitalist metropolis, such as Paris, had a spatial class structure similar to the post-American American metropolis. The suburbs of our time are often more diverse and less affluent than the city they revolve around. Combine that development with the one described by Jeanne Balk, and the different suburbs you have and the way Trump thinks it is, he is afraid of his fundamentally racist “law and order” long stories is.
Are wildfires helping the Seattle Fight COVID-19? At this time, you can get the most out of this question Seattle times. And an entry in Slog AM that links to that post.
Smoking is: “sticking around.” We have spent a week filling our lungs with carbon and other ineffective particles suspended in the air.
Lightning: May be on the way to our city. KIRO: “The rain will keep moving from south to north and there is a chance of thunderstorms everywhere, especially in the afternoon.” The Thunder, whose trips are frequent, always have a warm welcome in Seattle, unlike the Blue Angels.
What Seattle really wants right now is real rain:
We live in the age of anti-mask pastors now: There is a church in Snohomish, Tennessee, which he filled on Wednesday 16 September. The clergy of Tennessee owe it to their Facebook followers, numbering 2 million: “No, these gags are ladies and gentlemen. These (masks) have become idols. They do nothing, they are the most humble thing ever.” Created by humanity. They are scientifically proven to spritz jacks. ”
Another anti-mask clergyman: This one in Idaho, fighting the virus for his life in the ICU. “Currently I feel fine, but still need a lot of oxygen support – especially if and when I try to get up from bed,” called members of his church an anti-mask pastor, some of whom called the virus Caught and spread. In Coeur d’Alene, a city in the Potato State.
The only reason for this anti-mask business has become a religion in America: Because wearing one reveals the fact that the leaders of these priests and their followers failed to save about 200,000 people. The mask can only say: something could have been done about the epidemic. If you love your leader very much, you have no choice but to show the world that he can never go wrong. And therefore what is wrong is right. Keep your face free. There is no other explanation for this hopeless resistance.
Could have been different:
The USPS had plans to send 5 reusable faces to every household in early April. Even a press release was ready.
The White House blocked the plan.
by the way: Michael Steele has seen the light. An expectation with the passage of time, he sees it more and more.
It is missing God. https://t.co/Vb175Niha9
– Michael Steele (@MichaelSteele) September 17, 2020
Tucker Carlson is now down with democratic socialism? Thank you, Cornell West. But I think this moment of enlightenment will be nothing more than a flash in the pan.
Hundreds and thousands of dead birds: New Mexico, Texas, Colorado and Mexico have fallen from the sky. Nobody knows why. The mystery began on 20 August. Dead migratory birds throughout the grounds (“Warblers, Bluebirds, Sparrow, Blackbirds, Western Wood Peeves and Flycatchers”). Feet up. Eyes closed. Let’s open our mouth.
You know what else started last month? August Complex Fire, which is “the biggest wildfire ever”. Actually, “[w]California’s hole cities as well as Oregon and Washington have been razed. “And what does this have to do with birds? Some people in the Seattle area believe that the smoke here has done a number on these creatures with such small hearts.
Have the birds left Seattle? Or do they kill the smoke? https://t.co/6ejA9oY0Eq
– Charles Mudede (@muded) September 18, 2020
For those who missed the news: One of Jamaica’s biggest productions, Tots Hibbert of Tots and Mytales, became one of the shades on 11 September. Their peak was in the mid-1960s to mid-1970s. His voice was made of earth. His songs were filling the raw material of life. His philosophy was just the church: “You get there.”
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