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  1. I just did a little more looking. Cohen's publisher, Skyhorse, also published all of Roger Stone's books. That includes Stone's books that LBJ was responsible for the Kennedy assasination and Stone's book of his view of how Trump won. Other Roger Stone books that Skyhorse has published include the titles: Nixon's Secrets: The Rise, Fall and Untold Truth about the President, Watergate, and the Pardon; The Clintons' War on Women; and Jeb! and the Bush Crime Family. Apparently Skyhorse likes titles that are more controversial.
  2. USAToday and the NY post both say the release date is September 8. Both say the publisher is Skyhorse Publishing which also published The Case Against Impeaching Trump by Alan Dershowitz two years ago. Skyhorse also released Woody Allen's memoir this year under its Arcade brand when no other publisher wanted that book.
  3. Don't forget Ted Cruz was born in Calgary, Canada when his father was not a US nor Canadian citizen.
  4. Trump - "Because my hair - I don’t know about you, but it has to be perfect.”
  5. Trump says he hasn't watched Bill Maher in a long time until last week. Now he criticizes Maher for no reason? Sounds more like Trump saw a viral Maher video on social media or a staff member brought to his attention. Maybe it was the future eulogy I posted a few days ago? https://www.mwcboard.com/index.php?/topic/87044-general-election-smackdown-former-vice-president-joe-biden-vs-president-donald-trump-feat-libertarian-jo-jorgensen/&do=findComment&comment=2756246 I'm sure Maher appreciates the free publicity. Maher didn't seem to be bothered by it.
  6. Reports that the Federal Government is currently considering a new border regulation. The rules would allow for refusing entry at the border to US citizens and legal residents returning from international travel if they were exposed to or infected with coronavirus. Currently the government can only quarantine returning citizens and legal residents, not refuse entry for health reasons. The government can currently bar entry at the border for health reasons only for non-citizens or non-legal residents. Supposedly comments on the proposed regulation from various Federal agencies were to be submitted to the White House today. We don't keep American citizens out of the US for the flu. I wonder why it is necessary for coronavirus. https://dailycaller.com/2020/08/11/border-officials-citizens-legal-residents-reentering-coronavirus/ https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/10/us/politics/trump-coronavirus-border.html
  7. Trump's limited vocabulary already has him rolling out multiple times today his favorite negative word to describe a woman. Someone better start a scoreboard to see how many times he calls her "nasty" in the next 3 months.
  8. Trump said this morning he only wants football as long as the players do not take a knee during the anthem. Given the current climate that may not happen.
  9. I trace one of the missed opportunities to Trump's March 11 Oval Office speech and the days immediately after. He had a chance to rally the country but instead the speech was missing emotion, charisma, and a rallying cry statement (like a "fear itself" type). Instead even then he was downplaying the virus.
  10. Additionally, as has been documented in other studies, Swedes are a more trusting and community oriented culture. They trust what their government says and trust each other. They are more willing to do things for the good of the greater community than Americans who are more individualistic.
  11. They will look at the cultural difference and behaviors of Sweden vs the US. For example, pre-COVID the Swedes already practiced more social distancing space than the US. They are a more reserved culture especially around those they do not know well. From 2016: In Sweden, the Social and Public Zone spacing was already at current US recommended social distancing. Even with a good friend the Swedes maintained a few feet of distance before the virus. But in the US pre-COVID, people tend to stand closer together even in public spaces. Some in the US during the virus still try to stand inside the 6 foot space in public with people they do not know. Partiallly that different behavior will have had an impact. Swedes were already in a habit of staying physically distant from those they did not know well.
  12. There are many ways to economically value those lost years. https://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/2020/03/27/how-economists-calculate-the-costs-and-benefits-of-covid-19-lockdowns/#2d2b55b66f63 https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/11/upshot/virus-price-human-life.html Medicare is willing to spend approximately $90,000 per year for kidney dialysis. That means Medicare values a life economically at a number over $90,000 per year. Assuming that average of 10 years of lost life and Medicare's spending number, that is at least $900,000 average for each of those lives lost early.
  13. The CDC is tracking weekly excess deaths compared to historical average weekly deaths. They use a 95% interval as the boundary for excess deaths. On this chart, the US has been seeing excess deaths since late March. https://public.tableau.com/profile/dataviz8737#!/vizhome/COVID_excess_mort_withcauses_08052020/WeeklyExcessDeaths Clicking the dropdown menu on the graph allows individual area excess deaths to be checked. Some states are doing fine by not showing excess deaths, others are showing excess weekly deaths. The chart includes New York City separately. That one is a big change.
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