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Ken Carroll
Organic farmer, scientist. Originally from Ireland; naturalized US citizen. Diehard Dubs and Leinster fan. Views are my personal ones.
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Ken Carroll 6m
Replying to @EWErickson
You mean the attempts to make medicines affordable ? How about Trump’s firing of the entire government pandemic response chain of command, his axing of huge amounts of CDC budget - you really think that all helps to deal with corona virus ?
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Greg Sargent 30m
Something tells me Trump is going to get on the phone with William Barr and ask him how that pipeline of fake Ukraine "information" from Giuliani is coming along.
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Robert Maguire 1h
Anyone else have the sneaking suspension that Trump is about to do to the CDC what he did to the National Weather Service?
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Eric Holder 10h
Does anyone think that if there were a consequential national security/economic crisis that this Administration has the intellectual capacity and policy acumen to navigate the nation through it? The answer, frighteningly, is no. Now we have the coronavirus and they have no idea.
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Ken Carroll 1h
Replying to @tedlieu @DHS_Wolf
Current data indicates corona virus mortality is 2.3%. Spanish flu mortality was about 2%
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Ted Lieu 11h
Dear : Highly disturbing you don’t know basic facts. The mortality rate for the flu is about 0.1%, and it killed over 60,000 people in the 2018-19 season. Coronavirus is about 20 times deadlier. That’s why people are freaked out. You need to correct your testimony.
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Tom Nichols 12h
I can’t believe I’m saying this, because Trump is a moron and a bad debater, but he would eat Bernie alive.
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John Dean 8h
Attention USA: We have a totally incompetent president and we face a pandemic. Trump has defunded federal pandemic preparation programs and underfunded the Center for Disease Control. If the coronavirus gets out of hand in the USA only one person is responsible – Donald Trump!
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Brian Schatz 19h
The Coronavirus is not contained. It will not fade in the spring. Trump cut CDC by 9 percent. Trump eliminated the position at the global health security teams at NSC and DHS. They don’t know what they are doing. They are fixated on the politics and the stock market.
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Ken Carroll 2h
Replying to @marcorubio
The alternative is kidnapping and caging Hispanic children in a manner amounting to torture, prosecuting political rivals, further enriching the rich, axing funding for medicare medicaid social security etc, and foreign interference in elections. Hmmmmm
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Ken Carroll 12h
So technically this scotus finding is just about the family’s ability to claim. However the whole now adds up to agents being able to shoot people in Mexico with impunity. This finding was the final nail in that box.
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Ken Carroll 12h
So it’s actually all there in the 42 page finding - no action taken as he didn’t violate policy, no criminal charges, no extradition due to the murder being in Mexico and no legal claim allowed by family.
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Ken Carroll 12h
And in that scotus finding you will also see that Alito noted that the federal government did not find that agent Jesus Mesa Jr. had violated policy or move to prosecute him for the shooting and he denied Mexico’s request that he be extradited to stand trial.
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Ken Carroll 12h
The Supreme court finding actually describes a lot of it in the first paragraph
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Ken Carroll 12h
The child was playing with other children and the game involved running across a riverbed into the USA and back again. He had run across and back when the agent just shot him.
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Ken Carroll 12h
The agent suffered no consequences. He wasn’t even charged with a crime. I have read a reasonable amount on this and some very good articles from highly reputable news outlets are available. I think the ACLU may have a report on it too, i think.
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Adam Schiff 15h
In September, and I warned that our reliance on China for pharmaceutical ingredients is a national security threat. The potential for disruptions caused by Coronavirus demonstrates why. We need to make sure Americans can get the medicines they need.
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Chris Hayes 15h
Really fascinating to watch right-wing media wrestle with coronavirus. The reactionary instinct (on display w Ebola) is to fearmonger about diseased foreigners, but that might hurt Trump, so they're trying to tamp down those fears or spin some anti-Trump conspiracy.
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Clint Watts 15h
. did interview last night with Dr said Coronavirus mortality rate is 2-3%. A.k.a. 20 - 30 times as deadly as the flu.
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Judd Legum 14h
Wow. Trump underfunded CDC so now this is what he's doing. "A document the Trump administration sent to Congress...indicates the administration is transferring $37 million to emergency funding for the coronavirus response from the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program"
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