You know, I feel increasingly that I'm writing for a Fortean website like "Strange Universe" or "Unsolved Mysteries". I'm pretty sure that if/when we survive this our descendants will be looking back and saying "What the fuck happened there...?".
In turns out that Trump has a "small" interest in a hydroxychloroquine manufacturer:
And, even within the US Medical supplies are going astray: https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2020-04-07/hospitals-washington-seize-coronavirus-supplies
And Israel with their Health Minister decrying the Covid-19 as a gay plague: https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/israel-health-minister-who-claims-coronavirus-is-divine-punishment-for-homosexuality-tests-positive-for-covid-19/ar-BB12goRL?ocid=st
Republicans denying absentee voting, forcing people in Wisconsin to traipse down to voting stations: https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/04/07/one-most-brazen-acts-voter-suppression-modern-times-us-supreme-court-blocks-absentee
Tales of Pastors who encouraged their flocks to gather and be healed in the name of Jesus dying will soon be so commonplace they will stop reporting: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-52157824
Liberties, once seized, are seldom restored: https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/clearview-ai-facial-recognition-alt-right_n_5e7d028bc5b6cb08a92a5c48?ri18n=true
Trump cans pandemic spending watchdog: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/07/coronavirus-relief-trump-removes-inspector-general-overseeing-2-trillion-package.html
This, no doubt so he can appoint a favored Son-in-Law or daughter to run the show. It's easier to keep your wallet close.
Louisiana Police use siren from "The Purge" to signal quarantine: https://www.indiewire.com/2020/04/louisiana-police-purge-siren-coronavirus-curfew-1202223466/
I don't know who he is, but he's doing the right thing. Maybe he heard about the impending purge: https://www.theverge.com/2020/4/7/21212766/jack-dorsey-coronavirus-covid-19-donate-relief-fund-square-twitter
Reading the round-up makes you realize just how difficult it is to separate fiction and fake news from real news. If it's too good to be true, it probably is.
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There are easily a dozen of these stories a day.
They should lobby for a meeting with Trump: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/major-producer-of-hydroxychloroquine-once-paid-michael-cohen-hefty-sum-for-access-to-trump/ar-BB12eeHz && https://lawandcrime.com/covid-19-pandemic/major-producer-of-hydroxychloroquine-once-paid-michael-cohen-hefty-sum-for-access-to-trump/
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Killing time indoors watching "Ozark" with Jason Bateman. Not nearly at the same level as "Breaking Bad", filled with the worst of stereotypes, weak dialogue, (although at moments funny: "Stripping might be every girls dream..."), obligatory inclusions of minorities, but - trapped indoors in foul weather, will finish the season and see how it progresses. Funny, Jason Bateman is always the same character - Michael in "Arrested Development" is no different than his role as Chief Technical Officer in "Office Christmas Party" and this.
And so I finished Season 1. The writing and character development got a lot better. The "Hillbilly" couple - Ma and Pa Heroin dealers, and their "staff" party - made me laugh - been to a few of those, they were pretty spot on for Valley folk, although I've never dealt with them on other than social terms. Maybe I'll watch season 2, but, really, it would be a lot wiser to find something a little more cheerful to watch.
It becomes increasingly apparent how long I've lived here and how blind I've been...
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