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Guilded Lilly

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Liberal, feminist and soapbox ever ready.

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Remember all those children? AP Exclusive: Migrant kids held in US hotels,

https://apnews.com/c9b671b206060f2e9654f0a4eaeb6388

HOUSTON (AP) — The Trump administration is detaining immigrant children as young as 1 in hotels, sometimes for weeks, before deporting them to their home countries under policies that have effectively shut down the nation’s asylum system during the coronavirus pandemic, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.

A private contractor for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is taking children to three Hampton Inn & Suites hotels in Arizona and at the Texas-Mexico border, where they are typically detained for several days, the records show. The hotels have been used nearly 200 times, while more than 10,000 beds for children sit empty at government shelters.

(More at link)...
Primal scream.


Posted by Guilded Lilly | Sat Jul 25, 2020, 11:18 AM (2 replies)

Esquire: Hospitals Should Tell Trump to Shove His Orders and Send Their Data to the CDC Anyway

https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/a33315090/trump-administration-covid-19-data-centralized-database/

Hospitals Should Tell Trump to Shove His Orders and Send Their Data to the CDC Anyway
This is nuke-the-moon-to-control-the-tides crazy.
BY CHARLES P. PIERCE
JUL 14, 2020
washington, dc july 13 us president donald trump listens during an event about citizens positively impacted by law enforcement, in the east room of the white house on july 13, 2020 in washington, dc the president highlighted life saving actions by law enforcement officers and cited these examples as a potential negative effect that defunding the police would have on the lives of americans photo by drew angerergetty imagesDREW ANGERERGETTY IMAGES
Don’t worry. Maybe your great-grandchildren will be able to go to Europe. From the New York Times:

<snip>

The Trump administration has ordered hospitals to bypass the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and, beginning on Wednesday, send all coronavirus patient information to a central database in Washington — a move that has alarmed public health experts who fear the data will be distorted for political gain.
The new instructions are contained in a little-noticed document posted this week on the Department of Health and Human Services’ website, Sheryl Gay Stolberg reports. From now on, H.H.S., and not the C.D.C., will collect daily reports about the patients that each hospital is treating, how many beds and ventilators are available, and other information vital to tracking the pandemic ...
“Centralizing control of all data under the umbrella of an inherently political apparatus is dangerous and breeds distrust,” said Nicole Lurie, who served as assistant secretary for preparedness and response under former President Barack Obama. “It appears to cut off the ability of agencies like C.D.C. to do its basic job.”
This is crazy. This is evil. This is nuke-the-moon-to-control-the-tides crazy. This is Bond-villain level evil.

The CDC was so long considered the gold standard on public health that a number of countries set up their own versions, which they called the CDC. But because science and empiricism and reason itself are anathema to the administration*, we have to rely on some unnamed “central database,” which is probably in one of Ivanka’s handbags, handling the data with no oversight at all. Of course, no thinking person would trust Camp Runamuck to handle a fork right now. Hospitals should tell the administration* to shove its “orders” and send the data to the CDC anyway. It’s time for hundreds of little rebellions.
Posted by Guilded Lilly | Fri Jul 17, 2020, 12:37 PM (6 replies)

Awesome, Badass Women Heroes! Instyle Article honoring them...

https://www.instyle.com/news/badass-women-august-2020
My daughter’s great friend is among them.
So proud.
Posted by Guilded Lilly | Fri Jul 10, 2020, 12:37 PM (4 replies)

WTAE:More than 40 workers lived at their plant...to help health care workers

https://www.wtae.com/article/more-than-40-employees-lived-at-their-plant-to-make-material-to-protect-health-care-workers/32221546g

Unsung heroes.
We thank you!
Posted by Guilded Lilly | Tue Apr 21, 2020, 02:40 PM (0 replies)

A Feline Alternate Universe!

https://www.boredpanda.com/funny-animals-photoshopped-cats-koty-vezde/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=BPFacebook

(Warning: Picture and ad heavy article)
Posted by Guilded Lilly | Wed Mar 25, 2020, 02:20 PM (3 replies)

Canadian Dr. turns one ventilator into nine. (Thinking positive!)

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8136299/Doctors-turns-one-ventilator-nine-genius-DIY-mechanics.html?ito=facebook_share_fbia-top
Posted by Guilded Lilly | Sun Mar 22, 2020, 10:24 AM (1 replies)

CNN's Anderson Cooper reads the poem "Lockdown", a strong message of hope...

https://apple.news/Azqiav0pMQq2wl2nz-yURHQ
Posted by Guilded Lilly | Sat Mar 21, 2020, 03:22 PM (0 replies)

May you all find something to love today! Many thanks for the support and smiles here!

Posted by Guilded Lilly | Fri Feb 14, 2020, 12:31 PM (0 replies)

You know, these men who do these assaults need to have...

Very Public accountability since they feel they are entitled to public access to a woman’s body for their juvenile entertainment.
“Misjudge in character and decision making”?
Suffer the consequences.
Posted by Guilded Lilly | Wed Dec 11, 2019, 02:41 PM (1 replies)

For "Back to School" Word of the Day: Trumpery...

trump·er·y

/ˈtrəmp(ərē/

ARCHAIC
noun
noun: trumpery; plural noun: trumperies
1.attractive articles of little value or use.
synonyms: trinkets, baubles, cheap finery, knickknacks, ornaments, bibelots, gewgaws, gimcracks
"tables piled with all sorts of trumpery"
practices or beliefs that are superficially or visually appealing but have little real value or worth.

adjective
adjective: trumpery
1.showy but worthless.
"trumpery jewelry"
synonyms:
showy, gaudy, garish, vulgar, tasteless;
worthless, valueless, cheap, tawdry, shoddy, meretricious, Brummagem;
informalflashy, flash, trashy, tacky, rubbishy
"trumpery jewelry"

•delusive or shallow.
"that trumpery hope which lets us dupe ourselves"
********
trumpery[ truhm-puh-ree ]
EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN
SEE MORE SYNONYMS FOR trumpery ON THESAURUS.COM
noun, plural trump·er·ies.
something without use or value; rubbish; trash; worthless stuff.

nonsense; twaddle:
His usual conversation is pure trumpery.
Archaic. worthless finery.
adjective
of little or no value; trifling, worthless; rubbishy; trashy.
Posted by Guilded Lilly | Wed Aug 14, 2019, 01:17 PM (1 replies)
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