The Ultimate Brokeback Forum

Author Topic: News and Current Events - 2017  (Read 184863 times)

Offline Lyle (Mooska)

  • Obsessed
  • *****
  • Posts: 21190
Re: News and Current Events - 2017
« Reply #3675 on: March 25, 2020, 03:21:17 PM »
^^^

Interesting.

Offline gattaca

  • Obsessed
  • *****
  • Posts: 1931
  • How do you hide when you are running from yourself
Re: News and Current Events - 2017
« Reply #3676 on: March 26, 2020, 04:53:46 AM »
I'm posting this here again. I mentioned this reliable tracking/projecting site.  I urge the UBF community to be watching the trend analysis, plus understanding and watching what our "leaders" do.  Make no mistakes about the messages being telegraphed in the past 48 hours.  And make no mistake, the science behind the "Trend Analysis" is clear, reliable and very well understood.

https://tbub.sas.com/COVID19/

Are world "leaders" willing to "do what it takes" to flatten the exponential curve like South Korea has done (purple)?  We better hope so. What's troubling is I do not see any aggressive anti-viral agent spraying of subways, ... or other measures being done  (so far in the US) and that's partly because we were unprepared and are now scrambling to save lives.  Italy/Spain are in deep trouble. India will be in trouble. 

Also, as you've heard directly from their mouths, our same "leaders" are already weighing the "costs" of saving people's lives with "the cure is worse than then disease." 

Sadly, for all of us, they fail to even understand the gravity of these graphs, the future implications or realistic timelines.

Stay safe folks and pray for the world's scientist, using the world's supercomputers going 24/7, to find a weak link in this viral agent sooner than later.  V.

Offline Lyle (Mooska)

  • Obsessed
  • *****
  • Posts: 21190
Re: News and Current Events - 2017
« Reply #3677 on: March 26, 2020, 12:03:52 PM »
Thanks for the link reminder.
______


The president's re-election campaign is threatening legal action against television stations in key battleground states if they continue to air a Priorities USA ad alleging Trump called the coronavirus a hoax. Of course, this is absolutely ridiculous.

This morning on his show, Joe Scarborough did a slow burn on Trump by taking the legal threat seriously, going over the ad again and again to see how this could stand up in court and interviewing the Priorities USA representative. It is frankly hilarious when you see what Scarborough is doing. And, of course, it's completely infuriating because, well, Trump...
Brilliant satire on a news program.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfGUpS5s7yA

It was suggested to me that it isn't satire...but, yes, here's the definition: the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues.

Offline fritzkep

  • German Louisiana Virginia Dude
  • Global Moderator
  • Obsessed
  • ******
  • Posts: 133514
  • Wie geht's, y'all?
Re: News and Current Events - 2017
« Reply #3678 on: March 26, 2020, 01:11:49 PM »
Put a link to the Scarborough clip on my FB account. Hadn't seen it, thanks!!!

Just let him try to sue. Like most of his threats, they're empty.

Werd ich zum Augenblicke sagen, "Verweile doch! Du bist so schön..."

Offline fritzkep

  • German Louisiana Virginia Dude
  • Global Moderator
  • Obsessed
  • ******
  • Posts: 133514
  • Wie geht's, y'all?
Re: News and Current Events - 2017
« Reply #3679 on: March 26, 2020, 04:13:48 PM »
He's really got the voice down pat.

"Donald Trump vs God on Easter PPV"

https://youtu.be/sbPQCJtnT6o

Werd ich zum Augenblicke sagen, "Verweile doch! Du bist so schön..."

Offline BlueAmber63

  • Striped socks and dusty shoes
  • Obsessed
  • *****
  • Posts: 31700
Re: News and Current Events - 2017
« Reply #3680 on: March 27, 2020, 08:29:11 AM »
                                                 ^^^

Is trump from the planet "Zog"? !!  :laugh:
                                  ************



He always looks bored to tears when he has to make all the
announcements to the country. Kinda like " I ain't got it...what's
everyone worried about " !!!

ps. Loved the guy being Trump . Soooo funny !!
Thanks Fritz for a laugh in these hard times. :D
Wanting him to come back... before anyone notices
part of the world has not moved...since he left.

Offline Sara B

  • Obsessed
  • *****
  • Posts: 45290
Re: News and Current Events - 2017
« Reply #3681 on: March 29, 2020, 12:50:33 PM »
He's really got the voice down pat.

"Donald Trump vs God on Easter PPV"

https://youtu.be/sbPQCJtnT6o

Brilliant!

Offline fritzkep

  • German Louisiana Virginia Dude
  • Global Moderator
  • Obsessed
  • ******
  • Posts: 133514
  • Wie geht's, y'all?
Werd ich zum Augenblicke sagen, "Verweile doch! Du bist so schön..."

Offline gattaca

  • Obsessed
  • *****
  • Posts: 1931
  • How do you hide when you are running from yourself
Re: News and Current Events - 2017
« Reply #3683 on: March 30, 2020, 06:15:26 AM »
^^^^ Fritz, that's frank and well explained in laymen's terms for what's happening and why the country's (and world's) NEED for ventilators (and staff to run them) is so urgent.  The best graphics I've found so far for those that want/need to know projections are below. My thoughts and prayers for everyone and the world is constant.  Take Care. Stay safe. Social distancing will save lives.

https://tbub.sas.com/COVID19/

https://covid19.healthdata.org/projections

https://aatishb.com/covidtrends/

V.
« Last Edit: March 30, 2020, 11:28:15 AM by gattaca »

Offline Jeff Wrangler

  • Obsessed
  • *****
  • Posts: 5777
Re: News and Current Events - 2017
« Reply #3684 on: March 30, 2020, 06:31:50 AM »
Social distancing will save lives.

And the life you save may well be your own.

Offline Lyle (Mooska)

  • Obsessed
  • *****
  • Posts: 21190
Re: News and Current Events - 2017
« Reply #3685 on: March 30, 2020, 12:00:02 PM »
Sobering.

Now I'm sober.

And depressed.

Offline gattaca

  • Obsessed
  • *****
  • Posts: 1931
  • How do you hide when you are running from yourself
Re: News and Current Events - 2017
« Reply #3686 on: March 30, 2020, 03:41:51 PM »
^^^ Yeah, those dark dogs seem to be breeding like rabbits now-a-days.  Let's all hang in there.  V.

Offline killersmom

  • AUNTIE
  • Administrator
  • Obsessed
  • ******
  • Posts: 94365
  • It's me.
Re: News and Current Events - 2017
« Reply #3687 on: April 01, 2020, 10:53:54 PM »
The wingnuts are starting to come out of the woodwork.

Feds: Engineer Intentionally Derails L.A. Train Near U.S. Navy Hospital Ship

LOS ANGELES — A train engineer intentionally drove a speeding locomotive off a track at the Port of Los Angeles because he was suspicious about the presence of a Navy hospital ship docked there amid the coronovirus crisis, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.

Moreno said he was suspicious of the Mercy and believed it had an alternate purpose related to COVID-19 or a government takeover, an affidavit states. Moreno stated that he acted alone and had not pre-planned the attempted attack.

Moreno stated that he thought that the U.S.N.S. Mercy was suspicious and did not believe ‘the ship is what they say it’s for,'” the complaint said.


https://time.com/5814175/los-angeles-derailed-train-navy-hospital-ship/
Nature has cunning ways of finding our weakest spot.
Call Me By Your Name

Offline Jeff Wrangler

  • Obsessed
  • *****
  • Posts: 5777
Re: News and Current Events - 2017
« Reply #3688 on: April 02, 2020, 06:49:03 AM »
With the Great Orange Satan in the Oval Office, it wouldn't surprise me if there was some sinister purpose related to those who fall ill with this thing, or die from it.

Offline Lyle (Mooska)

  • Obsessed
  • *****
  • Posts: 21190
Re: News and Current Events - 2017
« Reply #3689 on: April 02, 2020, 11:24:14 AM »

Shows you how much I've been watching the news, I didn't even hear about this until I read the article.

While there's nothing funny about the incident, I did laugh at this: Eduardo Moreno, 44, was charged with one count of train wrecking, prosecutors said.

One count of train wrecking.  ;D

This part sounds like the finale of The Silver Streak: “the train smashed into a concrete barrier at the end of the track, smashed into a steel barrier, smashed into a chain-link fence, slid through a parking lot, slid across another lot filled with gravel, and smashed into a second chain-link fence.”

That'll show 'em.  ???