You ski a while. You shoot a few elk. Ski some more.
I’m not sure if they score it by stopwatch or by body count.
Reminds me of that famous song from American Sportsman, the 1960s show in which Curt Gowdy would take some time off from incompetent baseball announcing in order to enter the wilderness and do rugged, manly stuff, like bludgeoning baby seals, with a rugged, manly guest star like Bing Crosby or Phyllis Diller:
Follow me through virgin forests
Follow me to rippling streams
And if God is willing
Some elk we’ll be killing
Come, follow me
Anyway, that was a particularly prolix way to say that a biathlon star, Miriam Neureuther, looks great without her top
Hate her teeth. Love everything else.
It’s posed, not a candid shot, and the pic has been enlarged far too much, so you should absolutely refuse to look
Dutch Field Hockey stars Ellen Hoog and Eva De Goede – bootylicious
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My dear friend @markseliger teamed up with @radvocacy and @christiesinc to auction 25 of his portraits – including mine ☺️- for COVID-19 relief… 100% of sales proceeds of this portrait will go to @NAFClinics, an organization which provides free coronavirus testing and care nationwide to the medically underserved. Link in my bio to learn more about the auction. Thank you again to Mark for allowing me to be part of this ❤️🙏🏼 #radart4aid
Hey, Jen, you could donate a lot more by auctioning a REAL nude. Just sayin’.
Nothin’ lyin’ around the house?
Trump's disapproval rating has been on the rise again, now up to 54%. There were some presidents with lower approval ratings to this point in their first terms, but no president had a higher *disapproval* rating than Trump now has.https://t.co/Vfmzd6B2ps pic.twitter.com/X3qpeAwoAe
— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) June 2, 2020
I'm just saying this bunker thing feels a bit on-the-nose to me.
— Mike Godwin (@sfmnemonic) June 2, 2020
“As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1”.
The best comment on Trump’s church visit came from Sulu:
Overheard: Q: Why did the chicken cross the road? A: For a photo opp at the church!
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) June 3, 2020
… he just wanted to spend more time in his hood.
No, not inside his neighborhood. Inside his Klan hood.
He’ll be missed.
Dude, we live in Mayberry, RFD out here. If a bunch of outside agitators showed up in small Midwestern towns, they’d be kinda obvious.
Unless they tricked us and wore overalls!
The stats: Coronavirus mapped and quantified:
- world outbreak monitored
- interactive databases and graphing capabilities
- world testing tracked
- USA outbreak mapped
- USA testing tracked daily
- USA fatality projections
ADDED 6/3: Tuesday’s numbers:
In terms of total daily fatalities across the globe, the Three Blind Trumps took the top three spots. The number of new cases was 115k, the fourth highest of all time.
1. Brazil 1232
2. USA 1134
3. UK 324
4. Mexico 237
5. India 221
I believe that the large increase over last week in the USA is a statistical anomaly related to last week’s Monday holiday. Historically, Tuesday and Wednesday numbers are virtually identical, but last week the two days split @ 700-1500, presumably because many people were off on Monday (the same phenomenon that happens every Sunday). I assume that @ 1100-1100 was the correct split, which means that Tuesday was about the same as last week. I assume that to be true because it is completely consistent with what he have seen all week. In the previous six days, the number of fatalities averaged 1059, as compared to 1055 on the same six days of the week before that. We will not know for sure until tomorrow, but I’m guessing that the Wednesday numbers will be substantially below last Wednesday’s, probably in the 1000-1200 range.
The most prominent increase in the American numbers is occurring in Los Angeles, where a situation which had been under control reversed itself as soon as the state re-opened. California reported about 3,000 new cases on Tuesday, with 73 new fatalities, 59 of which were in LA County.
In terms of total daily fatalities per capita, Sweden again led the way. The following countries had more than three Tuesday fatalities per million population:
1. Sweden 6.4
2. Brazil 5.8
3. UK 4.8
4. Peru 4.0
5. Chile 3.9
6. USA 3.4
USA daily COVID fatalities. Increases over the previous week are highlighted in red.
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ADDED 5/31: France says, “Oops. Maybe we had the coronavirus before China!” “If confirmed, this is evidence that the virus was spreading in Europe well before COVID-19 had been officially identified in China.” At the same time, Chinese scientists have cast doubt on the theory that the virus originated in that famous wet market.
The South China Morning Post, citing Chinese government data, reported that the first documented case of someone in China’s suffering from COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, occurred Nov. 17. The new French data suggests that their first case dates back to November 16th!
The mystery deepens!
ADDED 5/30: Vietnam pulled off the ultimate miracle. They had 97 million people, a long border with China, daily flights from Wuhan … and a COVID-19 death total of ZERO! Not one death. Not even one elderly person. How did they do it? All of my guesses were wrong. I figured it was being bathed in the blood of Jesus, having the localities bid against each other for PPEs, downplaying the virus as an alarmist hoax, shilling for unproven drug cures, investigating bleach cocktails, telling the regional governors to open their areas back up without meeting the criteria set by the health ministry, having the highest national officials refuse to wear masks, and holding large rallies as late as March. Damn, I was SO close! It turns out the true solution was for their prime minister to place his idiot son-in-law in charge of co-ordinating the medical supply chain. That would have been my next guess!
UPDATED 5/30: The number of American fatalities caused by the spread of the coronavirus pandemic seems to be understated by about 20,000 to 30,000. “Many Covid-19 deaths were simply listed as some variant of ‘respiratory failure’ or ‘multisystem organ failure.’” “U.S. deaths soared in the early weeks of the pandemic, far exceeding the number attributed to covid-19” At least two states, Florida and South Carolina, are suspected of falsifying the COVID numbers.
UPDATED 5/30: Another 2.1 million workers filed new unemployment claims last week. That’s another very high number, but there is some good news. The number of continuing claims dropped by 4 million, therefore the number of unemployed people seems to have dropped. That’s a ray of hope, but an analysis of the coronavirus pandemic’s effects on the labor market estimates that 42% of recent layoffs will result in permanent job loss.
UPDATED 5/27: Sweden over-Trumps the Trump Trio
Sweden’s stay-open strategy appears to have been a complete failure in every respect, because (1) it has the highest current fatality rate in the world over the past two weeks; (2) the most recent numbers are not moving in the correct direction; (3) herd immunity is far in the future (only 7% of the residents of Stockholm have developed antibodies); (4) “the economy will be just as badly hit as its European neighbors, if not worse.”
This graph is amazing. It shows that measuring #SARSCoV2 levels in municipal sewage almost perfectly predicts forthcoming #COVID19 cases with a full week’s notice (R=0.994). It’s one of several discoveries in this new study from @Yale: https://t.co/hZVdXebx2D. C-19 is #InThePoop pic.twitter.com/shNzTKYoYP
— Brennan Spiegel, MD, MSHS (@BrennanSpiegel) May 26, 2020
ADDED 5/24: A massive new study puts the kibosh on hydroxychloroquine. A study of 96,000 hospitalized coronavirus patients on six continents found that those who took the drug had a significantly higher risk of death compared with those who did not. People treated with hydroxychloroquine were also more likely to develop a type of irregular heart rhythm, or arrhythmia.
“It’s one thing not to have benefit, but this shows distinct harm. If there was ever hope for this drug, this is the death of it.”
UPDATED 5/22: An MIT study, Will Coronavirus Pandemic Diminish by Summer?, had previously suggested that 90% of transmission occurs within a narrow temperature band (37 to 63 F) and a limited band of absolute humidity. The scientists did not claim that transmission ceases outside those temperature and humidity bands, but that the spread occurs more slowly. A newer study from Harvard also shows that summer weather is beneficial, but the study also stresses that weather can’t stop the spread without additional proactive measures from humans.
“Our projections suggest warmer temperature, more humidity, and moderate outdoor UV exposure may offer a modest reduction in reproductive number; however, upcoming changes in weather alone will NOT be enough to fully contain the transmission of COVID-19.”
ADDED 5/20: The big question comes up again – Can people be reinfected by COVID-19? Thirteen sailors on the Teddy Roosevelt, all considered to have recovered and all having tested negative at least twice, have exhibited symptoms again after returning to duty, and have tested positive. “Whether the afflicted sailors were reinfected or still had the virus after multiple negative tests remains under investigation.”
ADDED 5/19: New polling shows that 49 of the 50 governors have a better approval rating than Trump for their handling of the pandemic. The one exception: Kemp of Georgia. Republican governors dominate both the top and the bottom of the list, with all the Dems in the middle: six of the top seven are Republicans; seven of the bottom eight are Republicans.
ADDED 5/16: President Trump actually said this in opposition to “overrated” testing: “When you test, you find something is wrong with people. If we didn’t do any testing, we would have very few cases.”
UPDATED 5/9: In a bizarre irony, hospitals are making mass lay-offs in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic. The institutions are suffering financially because they have had to eliminate all the most profitable parts of their business in order to treat corona victims. In all, 1.4 million health care workers lost their jobs in April, 135,000 of those in hospitals.
ADDED 4/29: New evidence reveals: “Coronavirus infections greatly outnumber confirmed covid-19 cases, potentially by a factor of 10 or more.” My guess it that it’s somewhere between 3-to-1 and 6-to-1. The USA has a ratio of about 18 cases per death. The proper ratio, based upon South Korea and other countries, is probably between 50 and 100 cases per death, indicating a fatality rate between 1% and 2%. That’s a wide range because the calculation is an oversimplification on my part. There are many factors going into the fatality rate, and it’s not necessarily fair to compare areas, but my guess is probably in the right ballpark.
NEW 3/28: The data reveal that covid-19 is much more dangerous for men. The data are consistent from country to country: men make up 72% of the intensive care unit admissions in Spain, 73% in France, 75% in Norway, 71% in the UK. While researchers cannot yet determine how much of the gender disparity can be attributed to behavioral components, it seems clear that the significance of the gap across cultures means that there must be some biological explanation.
The Fake News Media and their partner, the Democrat Party, is doing everything within its semi-considerable power (it used to be greater!) to inflame the CoronaVirus situation, far beyond what the facts would warrant. Surgeon General, “The risk is low to the average American.”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 9, 2020
March 4: “A lot of people will have this, and it’s very mild. They will get better very rapidly. They don’t even see a doctor. They don’t even call a doctor.”
Feb 26: “We have thousands or hundreds of thousands of people that get better, just by, you know, even going to work. Some of them go to work, but they get better.”
The Coronavirus is very much under control in the USA. We are in contact with everyone and all relevant countries. CDC & World Health have been working hard and very smart. Stock Market starting to look very good to me!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 24, 2020
The Dow was at 27,960 that day. One month later it was at 18,592.
China has been working very hard to contain the Coronavirus. The United States greatly appreciates their efforts and transparency. It will all work out well. In particular, on behalf of the American People, I want to thank President Xi!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 24, 2020
Jan 22: “We have it totally under control. It’s one person coming in from China, and we have it under control. It’s going to be just fine.”
Amazingly enough, those words were not uttered by Trump but by the equally bimbonic Backdoor Teen Mom
— corinne_perkins (@corinne_perkins) June 1, 2020
Also, he would be good as head of the newly formed Ministry of Silly Standing
I want to like her, but Rainytės and Mondays always get me down
Just below the most recent post are several galleries of cleavage, booty, etc.
Not new, but worth a little nostalgia:
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Maturing from Hermione to Belle in @beautyandthebeast is a true coming-of-age story for @EmmaWatson: "I couldn't care less if I won an Oscar or not if the movie didn’t say something that I felt was important for people to hear." Read the full cover story at the link in bio. Photograph by Tim Walker.
There may be some areola here, or it may be a shadow.
The Last Days of American Crime (trailer above) comes out on Netflix Friday and looks kinda awful, but the key point here is that Anna Brewster is sexy throughout and has a topless scene about halfway through the film.
“Not only was the knee on George’s neck a cause of his death, but so was the weight of the other two police officers on his back, who not only prevented blood flow into his brain but also air flow into his lungs.”
“Dr. Michael Baden, one of the pathologists who performed the independent autopsy said, ‘Mr. Floyd had no underlying medical problems that caused or contributed to his death.'” Baden also made no mention of fentanyl or meth.
Note that Baden is 85 years old, and is quite a controversial character, having testified for the defense in the OJ and Phil Spector trials, and having produced some disputed results in other high-profile proceedings.
This completely contradicts the final report of the Hennepin County Medical Examiner. The press release of the medical examiner reads: Cause of death: Cardiopulmonary arrest complicating law enforcement subdual, restraint, and neck compression; Manner of death: Homicide; How injury occurred: Decedent experienced a cardiopulmonary arrest while being restrained by law enforcement officer(s); Other significant conditions: Arteriosclerotic and hypertensive heart disease; fentanyl intoxication; recent methamphetamine use.