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This is kind of interesting

Q: Do you shop in grocery stores, or order online? Do you wash the items off or disinfect the outside of packages once you get home?

Fauci: I do physically go to the grocery store, but I wear a mask and keep my distance. I usually go at odd times. I spend half the day alone in my office, and I’m part-time at the White House. In the late afternoon or evening, when I’m finished with the White House, I go shopping for groceries, or to drugstores. I don’t disinfect the bags. In general, I will take the materials out of the bags, then wash my hands with soap and water, and then use Purell, and let everything sit for a day.


Bloom: I shop at grocery stores, and also have them shipped. I don’t wash them, but usually let them sit for a day before I use them. The bug dies pretty quickly.


Also, not one of them will go into a restaurant.

Israeli prime minister Ehud Barack is named in Virginia

Giuffre's lawsuit against Ghislaine Maxwell. Could that explain why the Public Corruption Unit is involved?

On edit: So is former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson.

Alex Acosta: "I Was Told Epstein 'Belonged to Intelligence' And to Leave It Alone."

There's a lot still to be discovered about Epstein.

“I Was Told Epstein ‘Belonged to Intelligence’ And to Leave It Alone.”
https://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/i-was-told-epstein-belonged-to-intelligence-and-to-leave-it-alone

“Is the Epstein case going to cause a problem [for confirmation hearings]?” Acosta had been asked. Acosta had explained, breezily, apparently, that back in the day he’d had just one meeting on the Epstein case. He’d cut the non-prosecution deal with one of Epstein’s attorneys because he had “been told” to back off, that Epstein was above his pay grade. “I was told Epstein ‘belonged to intelligence’ and to leave it alone,” he told his interviewers in the Trump transition, who evidently thought that was a sufficient answer and went ahead and hired Acosta. (The Labor Department had no comment when asked about this.)

I want this mystery solved too, but over the last few weeks I've been

rereading books about the end of the Nazi regime, and after 75 years people are still debating whether Hitler was delusional at the end and sincerely believed Germany could pull off an upset victory over the Allies or whether he knew the war was lost, and at what point. (Although the evidence points towards him recognizing reality, which makes the end of the war all the more puzzling in some ways.)

Drugs may play a factor in both these examples.

One difference: Trump's inner circle won't all commit suicide, so maybe we'll get answers to how delusional Trump really was during the last months of his administration.

Rapid developments over the last 24 hours: The Vanessa Guillen Case

Vanessa Guillen was a 20-year old Army soldier at Fort Hood who went missing in April. Her allegations of sexual harassment had been ignored. After months of pleading for information from the investigators, the Guillen family went public. This resulted in protests and pleas for justice. You may have seen this case in the news, but with so many news stories erupting simultaneously, it's understandable that many people may have missed it.

Yesterday, after a false alarm last weekend, remains believed to be those of Vanessa Guillen discovered in a shallow grave:

Family believe human remains found in Texas are missing soldier
https://www.8newsnow.com/news/family-believe-human-remains-found-in-texas-are-missing-soldier/

Overnight, police attempted to question a suspect, who committed suicide:

Soldier, a suspect in disappearance of Pvt. Vanessa Guillen, kills self when confronted by police
https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/01/us/vanessa-guillen-suspects-fort-hood/index.html

Hours ago, another suspect was taken in alive:

1 Suspect Dead, Another Arrested In Connection To Disappearance Of Vanessa Guillen, Army Says
https://dfw.cbslocal.com/2020/07/01/1-suspect-dead-another-arrested-disappearance-fort-hood-vanessa-guillen-army/


Suspect in disappearance of Fort Hood Pvt. Vanessa Guillen killed himself; 2nd suspect in custody: investigators
https://ktla.com/news/nationworld/suspect-in-disappearance-of-fort-hood-pvt-vanessa-guillen-killed-himself-2nd-suspect-in-custody-investigators/

Background:

Vanessa Guillen: A timeline of events and everything we know about her disappearance

Family is pushing for legislation that would provide unbiased investigations into harassment allegations in the military

April 22 - Guillen was seen in the parking lot of her barracks at the Fort Hood Army post around 1 p.m.

April 23 - Guillen was reported missing to the US Army Criminal Investigation Division

June 9 - $15,000 reward offered for information leading to Guillen’s whereabouts by Army Criminal Investigation Command (CID)

June 11 - Actress Salma Hayek joined the search for Guillen and pledged to post Guillen’s photo every day until she’s found

June 13 - Houston rapper Baby Bash pledged to add $5,000 to reward to find Guillen

June 15- CID increased reward for information that leads to Guillen’s whereabouts to $25,000

June 16 - The League of United Latin American Citizens announced that it would match the $25,000 reward, bringing the total reward to $50,000

June 18 - The army initiated sexual harassment investigation into allegations concerning Pfc. Vanessa Guillen



Read more: https://www.ksat.com/news/local/2020/07/01/vanessa-guillen-a-timeline-of-events-and-everything-we-know-about-her-disappearance/





Kicking

Mike Bloomberg needs to get back into this fight. He knew how to go low and hit Trump where he lives.

Donald, we know many of the same people, and behind your back they laugh at you and call you a carnival-barking clown.


(not exact, but close)

He also broke the taboo and went after his physical appearance.

Oh, Mike Bloomberg, where art thou??



This 23-year-old Texas woman took precautions and still got the coronavirus

CNN
Jason Hanna, CNN
Updated 11:30 AM EDT, Wed July 01, 2020

Peyton Chesser wasn't taking chances when the coronavirus pandemic locked down the country in March. The 23-year-old Houston woman stayed home, even conceding grocery pickups to her roommate.

After Texas' stay-at home order ended April 30 and some businesses opened, she cautiously ventured out. Even though early data showed Covid-19 was most dangerous for older people, she was careful, told CNN's Erica Hill on Wednesday.

"I wasn't going to crowded restaurants. I wasn't going to crowded places in general (or) social settings," she recalled.

She resumed grocery trips and even went back to a gym. And right around then, to her frustration, she came down with Covid-19. She still doesn't know where she picked it up.

"That was one of the first things that I said, was, 'How could I have possibly gotten this?'" Chesser said. "I was so anxious about getting it since this all started in March, February."


Read more: https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2020/07/01/health/peyton-chesser-coronavirus-texas/index.html

My money's on the gym.

Really unfortunate if true

One of the things I most loved about USC was the diverse student population and for the most part everybody getting along. At one point I had three roomates: one from Venezuela, one from the Philippines, a Chinese-American and when Konrad (the one from the Philippines) moved out a Japanese-American moved in. My freshman year, one of my best friends was an Iranian student.

I've tried to track down my Venezuelan roommate with no luck. He was absolutely one of the nicest people I've ever met, and with things going bad there I've often wondered about him. He was studying Veterinary medicine but left abruptly without explanation in his junior year.

It depended on the school you were attending. The business majors didn't have a very good reputation, some of them cheated and drank their way through USC. I had business major roommates at points and they were Frat Bros i didn't think much of. But if you went there to learn, you got out of it what you put into it.

My time at SC was four of the best years of my life.

I'm a little nervous about the unforeseen consequences but I do believe

if Trump drops out a huge segment of Republican voters will be so demoralized that they won't "rally" around anyone and many will throw in the towel. Trump, for better or worse, is more than just a politician or president to his base. He's like a God. Nobody can replace him except maybe a Fox news celebrity or, I don't even know who.

And if they stick with Pence, or maybe a Pence/Nikki Haley ticket, they'll be routed too. Nobody is going to get excited about Pence except certain Evangelicals. I don't even think he could bring out the racists. The apathy will be ubiquitous. Voting won't be worth the risk of contracting the virus if those are their candidates.

The stench is so thick, I don't even see Romney wanting to have anything to do with running, not this go-round. If Trump goes down, he's going to take a lot of republicans down with him because they've associated themselves with him to the degree it is indistinguishable from a cult.

+1

He could come up with something face-saving.

"I accomplished everything I set out to do, I'm bored, there's nothing fun left in being president..."

"The deep state is so threatened by a president like me--as great as Abe Lincoln--that they've made it impossible for me to do my job so I'm going back into the private sector, which is so much more exciting than being president in a country that doesn't appreciate my greatness."

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