Trump just comes out and says it: The GOP is hurt when it’s easier to vote

Trump on Monday morning became the latest in a procession of Republicans to say making it easier for more people to vote would hurt his party politically.

[On the coronavirus stimulus package:] “The things they had in there were crazy,” Trump said. “They had things — levels of voting that, if you ever agreed to it, you’d never have a Republican elected in this country again.”

WaPo

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Prevails as Federal Judge Strikes Down DAPL Permits

A federal court today granted a request by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to strike down federal permits for the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline.

The Court found the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers violated the National Environmental Policy Act when it affirmed federal permits for the pipeline originally issued in 2016. Specifically, the Court found significant unresolved concerns about the potential impacts of oil spills and the likelihood that one could take place.

Earth Justice

#GOPTaxScam and Corporate Stock Buy-Backs

Since the beginning of 2012, these companies have bought back $4.6 trillion with a T of their own shares. To provide a comparison of how big this T-number really is: It blows past the magnitude of Germany’s annual GDP.

Remember all those Republicans blowing sunshine up your ass about how their tax cut was going to create industry expansion and jobs?

And NOW they’re going to be looking for another bailout!

Wolf Street

Personal Privacy is a thing of the past

Unidentified database exposes 200 million Americans.

It was not encrypted and was sitting there for anybody to access.

The records contained, among other things:

  • Full names and titles of the exposed individuals
  • Email addresses
  • Phone numbers
  • Dates of birth
  • Credit ratings
  • Home and mortgaged real estate addresses, including their exact locations
  • Demographics, including numbers of children and their genders
  • Detailed mortgage and tax records
  • Detailed data profiles, including information about the individuals’ personal interests, investments, as well as political, charitable, and religious donations

Cyber News

Coronavirus Information

Symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) – Fever, cough, shortness of breath (CDC)

What is a dry cough? Here’s what health experts say about the coronavirus symptom

Is diarrhea a coronavirus symptom? Yes, and it could show up before respiratory issues

Lost Sense of Smell May Be Peculiar Clue to Coronavirus Infection

Red, itchy eyes may be another symptom of coronavirus infection, experts say

A Heart Attack? No, It Was the Coronavirus
Cardiologists are seeing infected patients whose worst symptoms are not respiratory, but cardiac.

Soap: The destroyer (read the entire thread):

Here’s what to do if you think you were exposed to someone with coronavirus

6 things to know if you’re living with someone who has coronavirus, or think you might be

The Coronavirus Is Sending Lots Of Younger People To The Hospital

What does coronavirus feel like? Here’s what survivors and patients say about it.

Coronavirus Can Live in Patients for Five Weeks After Contagion

Can the coronavirus really live for 3 days on plastic? Yes, but it’s complicated.

Coronavirus can live on common surfaces for nine days – how to kill it

Persistence of coronaviruses on inanimate surfaces and their inactivation with biocidal agents

Coronavirus testing faces new challenge as key supplies run low

Coronavirus: How Bad Is It?

The coronavirus patients with ARDS [Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome] have been having a lot of secretions that are actually pink because they’re filled with blood cells that are leaking into their airways. They are essentially drowning in their own blood and fluids because their lungs are so full. So we’re constantly having to suction out the secretions every time we go into their rooms.”

Pro Publica

Coronavirus: London’s Imperial College predicts millions to die from coronavirus pandemic in UK and US

A study published Monday [3/16/2020] by the Imperial College, a public research university in London, estimates that millions will die from the coronavirus pandemic in the United Kingdom and United States. In their best-case scenario, in which transmission of the virus is massively mitigated, and “even if all patients were able to be treated,” the authors write, “we predict there would still be in the order of 250,000 deaths in GB, and 1.1–1.2 million in the US.”

The story

The report