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Roland99

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Hometown: Louisville, KY
Current location: Central FL
Member since: Thu Sep 16, 2004, 02:03 PM
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Dayton Jones: Felon freed by fmr KY Gov Bevin last year now accused of child porn

https://www.fox19.com/2020/04/07/dayton-jones-felon-freed-by-bevin-last-year-now-accused-child-porn/
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - A man whose 15-year prison sentence was commuted by former Gov. Matt Bevin on Bevin’s way out of office last fall is now the subject of additional allegations.

Dayton Jones, 24, of Hopkinsville, is accused of producing and sharing child pornography.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Western District of Kentucky announced the new charge in a statement Tuesday.

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Jones had previously been convicted of sodomy and wanton endangerment in the brutal attack of a teenager at a party in 2014. Jones was sentenced to 15 years in prison, but was among one of several controversial pardons and commutations by Bevin following the former governor’s unsuccessful bid for re-election late last year.


Love me some GOP values!!

So, I apologized to someone on FB

In a local FB group, debate gets very heated re: politics and this whole situation going on in the world. I seemed to keep going at it with one guy in particular. I’d thought some of his posts were sensical but sometimes it seemed like an alter-ego would kick in and I’d rip into those posts.

I’ve been focusing so much on all this and the financial aspect is hitting harder and harder as I near my furlough date in a couple weeks and fully expect not to be back at work until Labor Day, maybe.

So today, I saw another post of his and it was one I would have made, myself. So I messaged him privately and apologized for my online behavior

He replied in apologetic tones, himself, and said he can be an ass online (as can I)

We ended up messaging back and forth for about two hours and both agreed on so many things and just the stress (and anonymity of the online world) got the better of both of us.

It felt good to find common ground and I think for the first time that new phrase (we’re going to get through this together) actually had some real meaning to me.

Every Vaccine and Treatment in Development for COVID-19, So Far

https://www.visualcapitalist.com/every-vaccine-treatment-covid-19-so-far/?from=timeline&isappinstalled=0
As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases continues to skyrocket, healthcare researchers around the world are working tirelessly to discover new life-saving medical innovations.

The projects these companies are working on can be organized into three distinct groups:

Diagnostics: Quickly and effectively detecting the disease in the first place
Treatments: Alleviating symptoms so people who have disease experience milder symptoms, and lowering the overall mortality rate
Vaccines: Preventing transmission by making the population immune to COVID-19
Today’s graphics provide an in-depth look at who’s in the innovation race to defeat the virus, and they come to us courtesy of Artis Ventures, a venture capital firm focused on life sciences and tech investments.











Why is the Covid-19 fatality rate calculated based on no of total cases, not resolved cases?

According to this site:
https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/#countries

There are about 8500 deaths and about 15,000 recovered

That means of the 311k total cases, only 23,500 have come to a conclusion. And of those, well over 1/3 has resulted in death vs recovery

That. Seems. VERY. Scary.

From a schoolmate who lives nearby. Man in Louisville chokes teen he thinks wasn't social distancing

https://www.reddit.com/r/ActualPublicFreakouts/comments/fv2a12/man_strangles_teenage_girl_for_failing_to_social/

Unbelievable

The teens did appear to be congregating improperly, esp in light of how much Gov Beshear has pushed for social distancing but this guy should be spending the night in jail

Shop Towels for masks? 93% of particles down to 0.3 microns?

https://www.businessinsider.com/homemade-mask-using-hydro-knit-shop-towel-filters-better-2020-4
The ideal material turned out to be stretchy blue shop towels made from a polyester hydro knit.

Inserting two of these towels into an ordinary cotton mask brought filtration up to 93% of particles as small as 0.3 microns, the smallest their machine could test. Meanwhile, the cotton masks filtered 60% of particles at best in their tests, Schempf said.

Wait...isn't today National Rainbow Day???

https://twitter.com/Scr0dman/status/1246248067235545089

Sure could use some of that right now.

Florida. Double Whammy

1) Orlando area drive up testing site reached capacity in *7 MINUTES*

https://www.orlandosentinel.com/coronavirus/os-ne-coronavirus-friday-april-3-20200403-66gjkedejngszcalrvymwhdbqe-story.html

Drive-through testing near the Orange County Convention Center was made available to more people this week, but on Friday, the site had reached capacity by 9:07 a.m. Workers are continuing to test throughout the day, but won’t accept new patients until Saturday morning. The site is open daily.


“Anybody that wants a test can get a test” - trump - MARCH 6


2) Florida ICU beds at 60% full

https://www.orlandosentinel.com/coronavirus/os-ne-coronavirus-hospitalizations-florida-20200403-rgylvtodhbdsdgz5fzs27sxjjq-story.html

About 60% of the state’s 6,000 ICU beds are already taken, according to Agency for Health Care Administration data on Friday evening. And it’s still about a month before experts say the state will hit its peak number of COVID-19 cases.
Dr. Charles Lockwood, dean of University of South Florida’s Health Morsani College of Medicine, said hospitalizations are a good indicator of the severity of the virus because most people who have it can recuperate at home. While the numbers of hospitalizations in Florida are startling, the situation isn’t as bad as New York so far, Lockwood said.



And, for me, the hat trick is being furloughed starting April 19. I’m fearing this will be lasting about 2-3 months

WTAF?? State officials reopening Georgia beaches, including Tybee, effective Friday night

https://www.wjcl.com/article/dnr-reopening-georgia-beaches-including-tybee-effective-friday-night/32036285#

"The Governor’s Executive Order suspends the enforcement of any local ordinance or order adopted or issued since March 1, 2020 that relates to COVID-19," said Josh Hildebrandt, Director of Public and Governmental Affairs for DNR. "This Executive Order thus lifted any local ordinances or orders that had closed or restricted access to Georgia beaches."

Tybee officials tell WJCL they are weighing their options regarding the state's decision.

The Glynn County board of commissioners have issued the following statement:

"In compliance with Governor Kemp’s Shelter-in-Place order, Glynn County beaches are open for the purposes of exercise as of 6:00 p.m. on April 3, 2020. However the use of chairs, tents, and umbrellas on Georgia's coastal beaches is prohibited per the Georgia Department of Natural Resources effective as of 6:00 p.m. on April 3, 2020 through April 13, 2020. In order to provide parking, the parking areas of Massengale Park and Coast Guard Park will open as of 6:00 p.m. While using these areas, continue to maintain a distance of more than six feet from others who do not live in your household."


What could possibly go wrong?

Jesus. Even this far into this Covid-19 pandemic, people still claim "it's just the flu"

On a local FB group

I had a reply deleted for calling it “willful ignorance”

The human race is doomed

Why can’t this virus focus on the delusional and the willfully ignorant?
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