Coronavirus Dispatches: 14 April 2020
Coronavirus Dispatches: 16 April 2020

Coronavirus Dispatches: 15 April 2020

Denied Food by Virus Lockdowns, Urban Rats Turn Cannibal, Eat Their Babies. Are They Giving Us a Glimpse of Our Own Future?  

I LEAD WITH THIS item because one of the stories our ever-more-censored medis is NOT reporting is how close to collapse the food-supply-chain might be due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Obviously, as this report describes, the urban rats' food chain -- 24/7 access to restaurant garbage -- has already collapsed. And the human food-supply-chain is unquestionably in dire jeopardy.  To learn more -- including about how packs of rats are now warring with one another -- go here.


Are Fascists Targeting the Homeless Community's Care Providers?

WHAT IS SURELY THE oldest intelligence-analysis axiom on this planet tells us "once is coincidence, twice is suspicious, three times is enemy action." Once was last Friday when a Miami cop handcuffed a Miami doctor -- an  MD who volunteered his time to test homeless people who feared they might have fallen victim to the  COVID-19 plague; the story didn't go national until African-American media picked it up yesterday. Twice was a (paywall censored) story disclosed how the Washington state city of Puyallup had banned a Puyallup nurse -- an RN -- from preparing breakfast for 60 homeless persons and otherwise providing them volunteer services. Coincidence? Or will subsequent incidents herald the emergence of a campaign by the nation's fascists -- and Puyallup is very much a fascist town -- to maximize the homeless-encampment death rate by prohibiting or harassing and otherwise discouraging  anyone who might dare provide such voluntary services?  (Obviously I don't know, but given the present-day magnitude of the fascist threat abroad and the ChristoNazi threat here at home, I do know it is a possibility we cannot dismiss and against which we must be always watchful.)


Reliable anthologies of pandemic reports (scroll each site for whatever "un-curated" news you deem relevant):

Virus Outbreak
Updated constantly by the Associated Press.

Black Agenda Report
Updated regularly. In my opinion, the best, most informative, most relevant political website on the U.S. Internet. 

RT - Breaking news, shows, podcasts
Democratic (sic) Party Big Lies and Republican censorship not withstanding, this site provides what is often the most truthful reporting available to us in the United States. Updated often.

TASS Russian News Agency
Just as Propagandamaster Bezos' WaPo gives us the Predatory Plutocrats' perspective, so does this site -- formerly Telegraph Agency of the Soviet Union (Телегра́фное аге́нтство Сове́тского Сою́за, Telegrafnoye agentstvo Sovetskogo Soyuza) -- give us, in English,  the often-radically different Russian government's perspective. (It's history, dating from 1904, makes interesting reading for mediaphyles.) Updated often.

Ditto for the news agency of the People's Republic of China. Xinhua's reports are regularly updated and its history is here.

Coronavirus Updates from The Washington Post
Listed last because -- as applies to anything originating from  Propagandamaster Bezos's domain -- we should never forget how he protects himself and his fellow predatory plutocrats with vindictive self-censorship1 and warmongering lies.

Indications of the pandemic's true magnitude and consequences:

Death toll soars after NYC counts 'probable' fatalities

Three New York City transit workers dying every day of coronavirus

US: Hospitals Get Paid $13K to List Patients as COVID-19 and $39K to Put Them on a Ventilator
With thanks to William Baordman for sending the link.

Vast majority of tax provision in coronavirus law goes to millionaires, JCT finds
Sometimes WaPo resorts to real journalism (I).

Republicans Are Planning to Use Coronavirus to Gut Renewable Energy

PATRICK LAWRENCE: Our Post-Pandemic Future 

Other pandemic-related indications and/or questions:

The Controversy Over Who Is Responsible for Coronavirus Is Heating Up

Pentagon to extend troop movement freeze past May 11
With thanks to William Boardman for sending the link.

Donald J. Trump's name will be on stimulus checks in unprecedented move
Sometimes WaPo resorts to real journalism (II). Might this malicious delay prompt a nationwide awakening that could make Trump the most despised president in U.S. history?

How Mitch McConnell Became Trump’s Enabler-in-Chief 

Censorship and disinformation (including countermeasures):

China didn't warn public of likely pandemic for 6 key days
AP unleashes their formidable investigative staff -- but how many local outlets will air or publish their deservedly legendary work?

Especially for Washingtonians:

Thousands join virtual education camp run by Gig Harbor moms during pandemic

Pierce County jail staff denied access to stockpile of N95 masks

Live Update: Coronavirus developments in Washington state 

Decline to sign R-90!
Held over for obvious reasons.

An expression of solidarity I hope we all endorse:

Sign on: Thank a nurse for their service | National Nurses United
Held over for obvious reasons.

Also worth reading:

Tinker, Tailor, Mobster, Trump
Is the President a Deep-State confidential informant? If so, are his ecogenocidal policies then an accurate reflection of our real Masters' true intent? Held over for its weekend-reading potential. With thanks to Sioux Rose for the link -- and my apology for neglecting to credit her when I first posted this yesterday.

The Normal Economy Is Never Coming Back
COVID-19 is now acknowledged as having flung human society into "the steepest freefall ever." Held over.

Decades of Science Denial Related to Climate Change Has Led to Denial of the Coronavirus Pandemic 

A Family’s Fetid Week With Coronavirus
Held over because it  is the most outspoken, most emotionally honest, most implicitly life-supportive and by far the best reporting I have read in many years. Indeed, Reyhan Harmanci is a writer whose talent I'd have recognized with a full-time general-assignment staff-job (way, way) back when "editor" was the key part of my job-title. (For more of her work, click on her "Family's Fetid Week" byline.)

Important stuff to bear in mind:
(All of which helps us understand more about what the PluPreds are doing to us now and what they might intend to do to us in the future.)

Flashback: US Army Has Admitted to Conducting 100s of Germ Warfare Tests On Americans

‘Collateral Murder’ and the My Lai Massacre
Vital to understanding why the U.S. government's response to the deadly Covid-19 pandemic is genocidal rather than protective

Goldman Sachs warns that curing patients may not be 'sustainable'
Outright acknowledgment from the deadliest Neoliberal predators that curing disease is bad for profits.

Average U.S. Citizens Have “Little Or No” Influence On Government Policy
Another "old" report given new relevance by what's being done to us today.

The Truth About the United States' "Continuity of Government" Plans & The Coronavirus Perfect Storm
Scroll down to the 12th graf to learn how at least eight million U.S. citizens are on the PPs' enemies lists and will be disappeared.

Military, Trump administration ready plans for domestic crackdown as virus spreads across US
From the report: "'a senior military planner working on coronavirus but not authorized to speak on sensitive planning matters [...] says that deployment of federal troops in support roles is being prepared,' including to conduct traffic stops, home searches and seizures and arrests." Scroll to Footnote2 to learn what atrocities could thus be inflicted on us.

Avenger Planet: Is the Covid-19 Pandemic Mother Nature's Response to Human Transgression?
Excellent question -- though as a (solitary-practice) Gaian Pagan, I would cite the scientific hypothesis that bears the Earth Goddess' name and answer "almost certainly yes."  (One of the innumerable reasons the ChristoNazis so despise us is the majority of our beliefs are based on science -- the ultimate terminator of all patriarchal religion.) 

Useful references:
(No snake-oil sales or medicine-show huckstering allowed.)

How to Make a DIY Mask From a T-Shirt or Bandanna
New; hopefully useful; have not tried it myself.

What you should know about DIY masks and ventilators
From National Geographic.

CARES Act Pandemic Unemployment Assistance for Freelancers
Useful, potentially lifesaving economic information. (Disclosure: I am a longtime National Writers Union member and co-chaired one of their local writers' workshops c. 2009-2011.)  

COVID-19 Relief by industry

Parents On Childcare And Challenges In Coronavirus Isolation

How to wash your hands to prevent coronavirus — because you're probably doing it wrong

Loss of smell, taste, might signal pandemic virus infection

Tests show new virus lives on some surfaces for up to 3 days

How to clean the bundle of germs that is your phone

Food Safety and Coronavirus: A Comprehensive Guide 

How to Properly Make Sanitizers from Household Ingredients

Handling mail amid coronavirus: Low risk but wash your hands
My practice is to assume everything from outside is potentially contaminated, hence I wash my hands thoroughly after handling any incoming packages and sanitize any surface upon which they might have rested or been unwrapped.


1As to what prompts my sudden skepticism of virus coverage by The Washington Post, note how quickly Bezos or one of his zero-tolerance subordinates imposed paywall censorship on this pivotally important 20 March story (scroll down to "U.S. intelligence reports"), which for only a very few short minutes appeared as part of WaPo's  non-paywalled daily virus report.  Pretending to be real journalists rather than  the Regime's scribes -- a mental downgrading inflicted as much by the clerical drudgery necessitated by computers as by the chief Josef-Goebbels-wannabee Bezos himself -- is a form of moral imbecility I cannot abide.

2Be aware that "home searches and seizures"  could include not only confiscation of all real or potential weapons but -- given the ChristoNazi Regime's anti-marijuana fanaticism  -- confiscation of, and arrest for possession of, all the (still federally illegal) medical marijuana upon which such a huge number of opiate-denied chronic-pain victims are now forced to depend. Too -- given the Regime's even more fanatical hatred of women and female sexuality -- such raids might also be used to confiscate all birth-control devices and criminalize all unwed women who possess them, thereby fulfilling still more of the PPs' ChristoNazis objectives. Thus -- by such mass arrests -- could the Regime give its plutocratic owners the ultimate "gift" of permanently enslaving millions of U.S. citizens for brutally hard, typically deadly labor, thereby granting our Masters' wish of exterminating "surplus workers" while following the German Nazis' model of amassing unlimited profits from mass murder. 


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STAY HEALTHY. STAY SAFE. Here in the event it might be helpful is  a video I find remarkably effective at diminishing stress.

LB/15 April 2020 03:01 PDT




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