Individual behavior will be crucial to control the spread of COVID-19.
Chelsea Manning has been released, but she was fined $1,000 for each day she refused to testify.
Those fines now total approximately $256,000, and she's been ordered to pay them.
The carts were full and the lines were long at Market Basket today. Toilet paper was cleaned out, except for the house brand (which is perfectly fine). But there were no masks and no sense of panic, just determined preparedness. It reminded me of the rush to flee Boston before the 2004 Democratic Convention.
The Dems' coronavirus bill is a joke. It uses the pandemic as an excuse to push through policies that have nothing to do with disease prevention. https://reason.com/2020/03/12/dems-want-to-combat-coronavirus-by-mandating-paid-sick-leave-for-stalking-victims/ via @firstname.lastname@example.org
Medea Benjamin and Ariel Gold: Saudi’s Brave Women Pull Back the Curtain on Crown Prince MBS https://original.antiwar.com/mbenjamin/2020/03/11/saudis-brave-women-pull-back-the-curtain-on-crown-prince-mbs/
Chelsea Manning recovering after attempted suicide in jail. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/03/11/chelsea-manning-recovering-after-attempted-suicide-jail/5027283002/
Just found out today that Vermin Supreme won the Mass. LP primary. The LP sinks deeper into irrelevance. https://electionstats.state.ma.us/elections/view/135905/
Radley Balko on a judge's ruling on dubious forensic evidence. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/02/28/dc-judge-issues-much-needed-opinion-junk-science/
Daniel Larison: Mohammed bin Salman’s Latest Purge https://www.antiwar.com/blog/2020/03/08/mohammed-bin-salmans-latest-purge/
Kratom Ban Bill Opposed by Standing-Room-Only Crowd at NH State House – Full Video https://freekeene.com/2020/03/06/kratom-ban-bill-opposed-by-standing-room-only-crowd-at-nh-state-house-full-video/
I think this analysis of the candidates has it about right. http://www.libertyunbound.com/node/2115
China started censoring online info about COVID-19 in late 2019. https://citizenlab.ca/2020/03/censored-contagion-how-information-on-the-coronavirus-is-managed-on-chinese-social-media/
Libertarians are consistent. FIRE defends a PETA-ish organization that Truman State University refused to recognize. https://www.thefire.org/public-university-rejects-animal-rights-club-citing-emotional-risk-to-students/
One of many things to keep in mind as panic inevitably spreads: The definition of "pandemic" has more to do with distribution than intensity. COVID-19 will inevitably reach pandemic status, but that doesn't mean millions are dying. https://www.who.int/csr/disease/swineflu/frequently_asked_questions/pandemic/en/
Ken White / Popehat on alleged exceptions to the First Amendment. https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/08/free-speech-cliches-media-should-stop-using/596506/
If you see a product with the iBaby name on it, stay far away from it. According to reports, it's utterly open to spying and the company doesn't care. https://sea.pcmag.com/home-security-products/36281/exclusive-popular-baby-monitor-wide-open-to-hacking
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