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Donny's excellent weekend

It is not like we are in the middle of viral pandemic that has sickened 3 million Americans and we are closing in on 150,000 deaths from the disease this week and so what does Donny do?

Friday in the AM Golfing with Miss Lindsey …. of course the costs went into Donny’s pockets …. such as charging the secret service rent for the golf carts and for food and lodging @ Donny’s golf club.
Friday no work (why bother?)
Friday afternoon Marine 1 helicopter to Andrews Air Force Base then Air Force One to South Dakota. ????? costs
Friday Night a super spreader event @ Mt. Rushmore with fireworks. Costs for this campaign rally
passed on to the people of South Dakota and the American people too...Fireworks cost >$300,000
Friday night's a super spreader event included a bat shit cray cray speech.

https://twitter.com/tribelaw/status/1279728530960584707

Saturday no real work but another super spreader event in D.C. with more fireworks. BTW What is Trump a 12 year old boy? What is it with all the fireworks? Donny just saw a fireworks show the night before. Another cray cray speech. (I admit I went out of my way to avoid hearing his speech ….. Good God in Butter when does this grifting shit show stop?)

Sunday more golfing and tweeting. And once again the golfing was on America’s dime on.



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America will hit a milestone tomorrow probably... 3M Coronavirus cases

it seems only yesterday, we were heading towards 100,000 cases.

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/us/

United States
Coronavirus Cases:
2,969,434
Deaths:
132,505

thanx to DUer Demovictory9 for posting this

Report warned of coronavirus crisis in November "Analysts concluded it could be a cataclysmic event"

Intelligence report warned of coronavirus crisis as early as November: Sources
"Analysts concluded it could be a cataclysmic event," a source said.

AKA Trump knew about "it" and did nothing except that he and Kush-Turd invested in HCQ (hydroxycholorquine)
and their own C-19 test kits instead of using the one from the W.H.O..
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As far back as late November, U.S. intelligence officials were warning that a contagion was sweeping through China’s Wuhan region, changing the patterns of life and business and posing a threat to the population, according to four sources briefed on the secret reporting.

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The report was the result of analysis of wire and computer intercepts, coupled with satellite images. It raised alarms because an out-of-control disease would pose a serious threat to U.S. forces in Asia -- forces that depend on the NCMI’s work. And it paints a picture of an American government that could have ramped up mitigation and containment efforts far earlier to prepare for a crisis poised to come home.

"Analysts concluded it could be a cataclysmic event," one of the sources said of the NCMI’s report. "It was then briefed multiple times to" the Defense Intelligence Agency, the Pentagon’s Joint Staff and the White House. Wednesday night, the Pentagon issued a statement denying the "product/assessment" existed.

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"As a matter of practice the National Center for Medical Intelligence does not comment publicly on specific intelligence matters. However, in the interest of transparency during this current public health crisis, we can confirm that media reporting about the existence/release of a National Center for Medical Intelligence Coronavirus-related product/assessment in November of 2019 is not correct. No such NCMI product exists," the statement said.

The White House National Security Council and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence declined to comment.

https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/intelligence-report-warned-coronavirus-crisis-early-november-sources/story?id=70031273

Some of Carl Reiner's last words

Edit .... I just noticed that these tweets are already up on the home page.


As I arose at 7:30 this morning, I was saddened to relive the day that led up to the election of a bankrupted and corrupt businessman who had no qualifications to be the leader of any country in the civilized world...

... At the same time, Hillary Clinton, who had all the needed qualifications to lead our beloved nation, had received 3 million more popular votes than our Russian-installed puppet president.


https://twitter.com/carlreiner/status/1277716128823836672


https://twitter.com/carlreiner/status/1277716179885322240


BTW the Clinton Foundation through the use of science, communication, and global leadership has kept >10,000 HIV + people from getting full blown AIDs. Gee, we couldn’t use that skill now could we?

Let's be real. Is Trump trying to kill as many people as possible? No other way to look @ it.

Despite a staggering rise in the the #s of cases of C-19 Trump has continued to hold
large public events where people do not socially distance themselves and the vast
majority do not wear masks.

He has held rallies in Tulsa, Phoenix Arizona, last night @ Mt. Rushmore, and tonight
a second 4th of July fireworks display in Washington D.C.. Trump knows what he is doing
and that is to get sick as many people as possible even though those people are his
supporters. I might be wrong but I don't think so.



https://www.azcentral.com/picture-gallery/news/politics/arizona/2020/06/23/president-donald-trump-visits-arizona-june-2020/3242648001/

Rob Reiner's 4th of July message: Time for Donald Trump to exit the White House and enter Prison.

https://twitter.com/robreiner/status/1278314260594962437

Carl and Estelle Reiner did a good job.

He should be gone by noon today

He should be gone by noon today

Trump knew that Vlad/Russia was paying to kill Americans, he did nothing about it, and when the
Russian plot was discovered he and the White House said that he was never briefed "on it" even though he had been briefed "on it.”

Trump should be gone by noon today because when our intel found out that Russia was once again
interfering with our elections in 2020 by working to help Bernie Sanders Trump fired the intel
people who discovered the Russian malfeasance instead of going after Russia. He is a Russian agent.

Trump should be gone by noon today because in November of 2019 when he and Kushner found out about the
coming C-19 Pandemic they went to make money off of it by selling their HCQ snake oil, and their own
C-19 test kits, and they sent 18 tons of P.P.E. to China in Jan. & Feb. of 2020. (Because they owe China lots
of money) All of these acts killed people and allowed the deadly disease to spread out of control. We are
something like 4% of the world’s population and we now have > 25% of the world’s cases of C-19.



Russia bounty intelligence 'may have been' in Trump brief but wasn't deemed 'actionable'

Source: NBC

Russia bounty intelligence 'may have been' in Trump brief but wasn't deemed 'actionable,' senior Republican says

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration told Republican members of Congress on Monday that intelligence about potential Russian bounties may have been included at some point in the President's Daily Brief but not conveyed to President Donald Trump in a formal threat briefing because it wasn't yet "actionable," the top Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee said.

"I believe it may have been" in the written President's Daily Brief, or PDB, Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, said in an interview.

Referring to the president, McCaul said: "I think the way the process works is that he gets briefed about three times a week on sort of actionable, credible items. And the decision was made that this was not at that point in time a credible, actionable piece of intelligence. And if at any point it did, it would be raised to his attention."

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/russia-bounty-intelligence-may-have-been-trump-brief-wasn-t-n1232498

Help please what news organizations have confirmed that Trump was told about Russia paying bounties?

NY Times
NBC
Wall Street Journal

Any others????

thanx

NY Times: Actual Coronavirus Infections Vastly Undercounted, C.D.C. Data Shows

The prevalence of infections is more than 10 times higher than the counted number of cases in six regions of the United States.

The number of coronavirus infections in many parts of the United States is more than 10 times higher than the reported rate, according to data released on Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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“This study underscores that there are probably a lot of people infected without knowing it, likely because they have mild or asymptomatic infection,” said Dr. Fiona Havers, who led the C.D.C. study. “But those people could still spread it to others.”

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The results confirm what some scientists have warned about for months: that without wider testing, scores of infected people go undetected and circulate the virus.

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“Our best estimate right now is for every case reported there were actually 10 other infections,” Dr. Redfield said.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/27/health/coronavirus-antibodies-asymptomatic.html

2 choices:

2 choices:

1) Trump knew about Russia/Putin paying a bounty on killing Americans and that is treason.

2) Trump did not know about Russia/Putin paying a bounty on killing Americans and that shows he and his
White House & Intel staff are incompetent.

It also very important to notice that Trump and the White House have not denied that Russia has been
paying to have Americans killed.

BTW I stole this meme from DUer sop

I really hate that no good son of bitch thread. Good God in butter. When is enough enough?



Trump Knew Putin Put A Bounty On US Troops And Did Nothing
Via: The New York Times:


American intelligence officials have concluded that a Russian military intelligence unit secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing coalition forces in Afghanistan — including targeting American troops — amid the peace talks to end the long-running war there, according to officials briefed on the matter.


The United States concluded months ago that the Russian unit, which has been linked to assassination attempts and other covert operations in Europe intended to destabilize the West or take revenge on turncoats, had covertly offered rewards for successful attacks last year.

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The intelligence finding was briefed to President Trump, and the White House’s National Security Council discussed the problem at an interagency meeting in late March, the officials said.

Putin placed a bounty on the heads of US troops in Afghanistan that was collected upon by militants, and Donald Trump has done nothing in response.

https://www.politicususa.com/2020/06/26/trump-putin-bounty-us-troops.html


Trump believes anyone who dies from Covid-19 is a 'loser' Let the losers perish.

So I re-read it this week, in the wake of Trump’s self-immolation in Tulsa, because something in the noxious spew he’d spouted there reminded me of a brief segment of O’Toole’s piece, specifically Trump’s remark that he’d asked that Covid-19 testing be slowed down so as to give the appearance of fewer cases. Like most people I thought this statement was so beyond the pale that it had to be a joke, and in fact that was how his staff tried to spin it the day afterwards. But much in line with Masha Gessen’s admonition to “Believe the Autocrat—He means what he says,” it now appears that Trump was deadly serious on this point, as he has in fact confirmed multiple times since.


“I don’t kid,” he stated. And that’s absolutely true. Sociopaths like Trump don’t “kid” because they don’t possess or understand any “sense of humor.” Humor, particularly of the self-effacing variety requires a certain degree of humility—a willingness to relinquish control, however temporarily. Trump, who rarely smiles except in certain, learned circumstances and then only as if on cue, has never exhibited any signs that he comprehends humor, its purpose or uses.

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In How to Get Rich, Trump links his own germaphobia to the idea that some people are born losers. Winners are people who think positively—and positivity repels germs. “To me, germs are just another kind of negativity.” He then goes on to tell the story of an unnamed acquaintance who is driven home from the hospital in an ambulance after being treated for injuries sustained in a crash. The ambulance crashes and he has to be taken back to the hospital: “Maybe he’s just a really unlucky guy. Or maybe he’s a loser. I know that sounds harsh, but let’s face it—some people are losers.” The train of thought here is typically meandering, but the logic is clear enough. Losers are inevitably doomed by their own negativity, of which germs are a physical form. Infection happens to some people because they are natural losers.

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As O’Toole points out, this goes a long way towards his continual, pathological playing down of the threat, his infamous press conferences in which he surrounded himself with scientists but demanded center stage, all to demonstrate to his voting base that he, one of life's "winners," was firmly in control and that the worst pandemic to strike this country in over a century was nothing to take particularly seriously, unless you happened to be one of the losers who die from it.

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2020/6/25/1955974/-Trump-believes-anyone-who-dies-from-Covid-19-is-a-loser?detail=emaildkre

June 27, 2020: 67,334 new cases and 3,284 deaths in the past 24 hours.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100213660993
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