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We know that the mission at hand is not about the individual, but the greater good of our country. Our self-proclaimed "wartime" president displays a daily misunderstanding of the mission, facts and the way in which his administration should execute this mission to save as many American lives as possible during this unprecedented war on the pandemic.

The presidency is the most solemn office that can be held in our nation and we must be able to trust the president's word, policies and process. When President Trump goes on television in front of every American citizen and contradicts his own team of scientists and doctors, he is neither following the principles I laid out above, nor is he displaying "courage, candor, integrity or competence" during this battle to save lives.

As a "wartime president," Trump could gain my respect and most importantly save American lives by following the example of our military leadership. I believe it's every citizen's responsibility during this dangerous health crisis to demand that our president be tactically proficient and set an example of courage and frankness and honesty as Americans fight for their families' health and safety.

It is my hope that, moving forward, our commander-in-chief will clearly communicate the tasks required to accomplish the mission to win our battle against the coronavirus while at the same time limiting loss of American lives as much as humanly possible.

The fact that posters here continue to ignore or deflect away from Trump's personal failings to this nation only underscores the cancerous nature of his cult of personality along with his incessant scapegoating of the media, competent US governors, and anyone daring to say that this emperor indeed has no clothes.

The fact that Trump's personal deficiencies would one day become a threat to this nation's security was almost as easy to predict as knowing the sun will rise from the east tomorrow morning. Blissfully ignoring the incompetence and narcissism of this insecure, ignorant manchild once was a seemingly harmless parlor game for the oblivious. Now it will be the epitaph for many who should have been protected.

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Nitrous oxide is increasingly being used as a recreational drug.

Enough people got the wrong message from Trump's repeated words and tweets to force the CDC into publishing a level 2 advisory on it. Why? Exact same chemical name, the difference is one is "pharmaceutical" grade and the one this couple took was labeled "ornamental fish only."

No one's said the people were smart or that they weren't irresponsible. I can, in context of Trump's snake-oil salesman persona, see where they're coming from. If you use this chemical to get rid of parasites (ich) on your fish, and the President says (b)ut the nice part is, it's been around for a long time, so we know that if it " if things don't go as planned, it's not going to kill anybody. and their fish are fine then surely it has to be near enough the same. If it doesn't hurt the tiny fish and helps them, why would it hurt humans?

There are enough people out there, and people are worried, that irresponsible language and promises made by the President of the United States can become deadly. As in this case. Not to mention other issues with his words. For instance:

*Shortages of the drug are endangering patients who need it for lupus or rheumatoid arthritis.

*India, a major producer, has banned exports, and some doctors are hoarding both drugs by writing prescriptions for themselves or family members.

*Deaths in Nigeria among people self-treating for apparent COVID-19 were attributed to chloroquine overdoses, and an Arizona man trying to avoid COVID-19 infection died after reportedly self-medicating with a toxic form of chloroquine used to clean fish tanks.

*Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, a staunch Trump ally, ordered that nation's military labs to ramp up production of chloroquine. Panic buying has ensued.

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- the first "rap" song

ha... never thought of it that way, but yeah it's rap-y.

And now for something completely different.... and a little bit 1930's Wiemar Republic Germany dance band rappy.

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they were students at a Berlin Univ in the 80's who focused on the mostly Jewish music that Hitler banned. Still together, they research and use original scores from those German bands and depression era American show tunes.

Slightly more informative headline:

Trump says he's directed Pence not to call governors who aren't 'grateful' for federal aid www.wtkr.com

Trump ties federal #coronavirus aid for governors to personal praise: "If they don't treat you right, I don't call" twitter.com

This song brings me back

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my dad left my mom and I before I was 2. This guy came along and adopted me and gave me the world. He was the world to me. He died a couple of years ago and now Im 50 years old. I get it. the song is amazing.

@#7 ... We're ------. ...

I am reminded of this thread ( drudge.com ) and how people travel within the Country.

Kids who partied on the beach of Ft Lauderdale flew back to homes across the eastern two-thirds of the Country. And that is just those who were on the beach.

I have a bad feeling about this....

The Senate bill didn't have anything in it other than CV relief.

False. Here's one provision among many they added that had nothing to do with coronavirus relief.

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"Senate Republicans inserted an easy-to-overlook provision on page 203 of the 880-page bill that would permit wealthy investors to use losses generated by real estate to minimize their taxes on profits from things like investments in the stock market. The estimated cost of the change over 10 years is $170 billion."

Found a transcript...

Here's part of it...

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This is an invisible beast, it is an insidious beast. This is not going to be a short deployment. This is not going to be that you go out there for a few days, we work hard and we go home. This is going to be weeks and weeks and weeks. This is going to be a long day. It's going to be a hard day and it's going to be an ugly day and it's going to be a sad day. This is a rescue mission that you're on. The mission is to save lives. That's what you're doing.

The rescue mission is to save lives. As hard as we work, we're not going to be able to save everyone. What's even more cruel is this enemy doesn't attack the strongest of us, it attacks the weakest of us. It attacks our most vulnerable, which makes it even worse in many ways because these are the people that every instinct tells us we're supposed to protect. These are our parents and our grandparents.

These are our aunts, our uncles. These are a relative who are sick and every instinct says protect them, help them because they need us, and those are the exact people that this enemy attacks. Every time I've called out the National Guard, I've said the same thing to you. I promise you I will not ask you to do anything that I will not do myself and I'll never ask you to go anywhere that I won't go myself. And the same is true here. We're going to do this and we're going to do this together.

My second point is you are living a moment in history. This is going to be one of those moments they're going to write about and they're going to talk about for generations. This is a moment that is going to change this nation.

This is a moment that forges character, forges people, changes people, make them stronger, make them weaker, but this is a moment that will change character.

And 10 years from now, you'll be talking about today, to your children or your grandchildren, and you will shed a tear because you will remember the lives lost and you'll remember the faces and you'll remember the names and you'll remember how hard we worked, and that we still lost loved ones. And you'll shed a tear, and you should, because it will be sad, but you will also be proud. You'll be proud of what you did. You'll be proud that you showed up.

You showed up. When other people played it safe, you had the courage to show up, and you had the skill and the professionalism to make a difference and save lives. That's what you will have done. And at the end of the day, nobody can ask anything more from you. That is your duty, to do what you can, when you can. And you will have shown skill, and courage, and talent. You'll be there with your mind. You'll be there with your heart, and you'll serve with honor. And that will give you pride, and you should be proud. I know that I am proud of you. And every time the National Guard has been called out, they have made every New Yorker proud and I am proud to be with you yet again.

I'm proud to fight this fight with you. I bring you thanks from all New Yorkers, who are just so appreciative of the sacrifice that you are making, the skills that you are bringing, the talent that you are bringing, and you give many New Yorkers confidence.

So I say my friends, that we go out there today and we kick Coronavirus ass. That's what I say. And we're going to save lives and New York is going to thank you. God bless each and every one of you.

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Everyone KNOWS full well it's the sole responsibility of the state, and the county, and the local level elected officials to deploy their public services for the citizens of their state. The Governors (like Cuomo in NY) and the city Mayors (like DeBlasio in NY City) are comical. They decline to ever work with the Federal government, or need its help when dealing with criminals/gangsters embedded within the illegal immigrant community, but when they need to deal with the COVID19 virus they cannot get enough of the federal taxpayer dollars to spend.

I'm completely disgusted with those many liberally led state governments who refuse to support, or collaborate with, Pres Trump or the federal government agencies doing their best to help them.

One would think that as serious this COVID19 is to all of us humans, Democrats would tamp down their political hatred of Pres Trump and their disdain of conservatives in general and just grow up. This is a serious virus that KILLS and it has no political bias, nor racial bias, nor age bias, nor gender bias, nor religious bias. It has killed young and old, men and women, and people in over 140 countries.

This is a REAL time crisis where bickering caused by political hatred only further fuels the crisis, not help resolve it.

It's disgusting to see their are still people in our nation who refuse to learn, who refuse to show compassion, who refuse to lay down the political sword because they think they know better than the rest of us. They don't! They are the imbeciles and the ignorant amongst us.

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