So, we’re living in a fascist police state, COVID-19 cases in the US are through the roof, rising in my state, and in my particular county, COVID-19 control is trending right into the shitter for various reasons.
I’m going to add a pile of links I’ve been saving up below this, but I want to call a few out in particular. Today’s everyone’s been talking about Naked Athena in Portland, the young woman who walked into a line of feds and/or cops buck-ass naked in Portland this past Friday. She made the cops run away. Literally. They were like, “We don’t know what to do about this,” and the line broke down, and they left. It’s pretty amazing.
You can see it for yourself in this thread on Twitter, in particular, these tweets:
- “These guys are pointing guns at every car and person in the area. Random car drives by? Ten long guns aimed at them.“
- “And then? Naked Athena appeared and the little boys didn’t know what to do.“
- “PUSSY POWER“
- “She won“
Click through the links above for photos and video.
All right, and now for a massive pile of links I’ve been saving up. Brace yourselves, there’s like 20 of them.
- Can You Catch COVID-19 Twice?
- Japan has long accepted COVID’s airborne spread, and scientists say ventilation is key
- Postal Service memos detail ‘difficult’ changes, including slower mail delivery (Pay particular attention to this story. The Trump admin’s trying to kill the post office to screw over vote-by-mail.)
- The administration orders hospitals to bypass the C.D.C. with key virus data, alarming health experts.
- Lessons From New York
- The Customer Is Always Right. Except When They Won’t Wear A Mask
- Trump administration rescinds order blocking foreign students taking classes online from living in the U.S. (A win! Take ’em where you can get ’em, folks.)
- ICE Agrees To Rescind Policy Barring Foreign Students From Online Study In The U.S.
- FEMA Sends Texas 14 Mobile Morgues As Coronavirus Death Counts Rise
- Hundreds of hyperpartisan sites are masquerading as local news. This map shows if there’s one near you.
- America Should Prepare for a Double Pandemic (I mean, I get what he’s saying here, but like, I’m full up on shit I can reasonably worry about.)
- Fertility rate: ‘Jaw-dropping’ global crash in children being born (Y’know how everyone’s always like “We’re overpopulated, it’s going to kill us!” Turns out, our fertility rates are in the toilet and the big problem is that we’re gonna have too many old people and not enough young people to take care of them.)
- Open Letter by Epidemic Intelligence Service Officers — Past and Present — in Support of CDC
- Coronavirus FAQ: How Do I Protect Myself If The Coronavirus Can Linger In The Air?
- Domestic Terror in the Age of Trump – “A new database of domestic terror incidents shows attacks by far-right extremists have become far more lethal since Donald Trump became president.”
- Older Children Spread the Coronavirus Just as Much as Adults, Large Study Finds
- Inside Trump’s Failure: The Rush to Abandon Leadership Role on the Virus
- ‘Like Adding Gasoline’: Oregon Officials Blast Trump Response To Portland Protests
All right, we’re all caught up, as far as the junk I’d been saving goes. If you need to watch something happy to clear your palate, you can check out this 5-minute video of Henry Cavill building a new computer from scratch, set to Barry White music, which I’m pretty sure qualifies as some kind of pornography.