Good news for today: Utah decriminalizes polygamy! https://www.sltrib.com/news/politics/2020/05/12/removing-polygamy-felony/
This is not what assisted suicide is supposed to mean. https://www.unionleader.com/news/crime/ag-rules-fatal-police-shooting-in-manchester-justified/article_2c48a3ef-7395-5207-983d-c89f3fed0396.html
Perhaps Zoom is finally taking security seriously. https://threatpost.com/zoom-acquires-keybase-encryption/155557/
Trump ordered meat packing plants to stay open. Someone should tell him Directive 10-289 was a warning. not a template. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-04-28/trump-says-he-s-issuing-order-for-tyson-s-unique-liability
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Update: I went by bicycle, which means it wasn't a crime. Exercise is permitted!
Governor Sununu's Emergency Order 40 supersedes Emergency Order 17. It's still illegal to visit friends or most relatives. I will commit that crime later today.
Mental health issues are a huge consequence of the lockdowns, and people are just starting to talk about it. https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2020/05/04/mental-health-coronavirus/
Why do so many websites conceal the fact that they have RSS feeds? I had to dig into the LP's HTML source to find out it had one. (https://www.lp.org/feed/)
I like RSS feeds for blogs and news. Unlike social media, they let me control what I read.
New Hampshire dentists are seeing a sharp increase in emergency cases. This is doubtless partly due to not being able to get elective procedures (e.g., fillings), partly to people saying "I've got a horrible toothache!" just to get an appointment.
A sad song of separation of a married couple. Rejoining your spouse is not an "essential" reason to cross the US-Canada border. https://patch.com/new-jersey/barnegat-manahawkin/nj-woman-husband-unite-song-following-coronavirus-separation
Elon Musk: "To say that they cannot leave their house and they will be arrested if they do, this is fascist."
Trump is supposedly afraid that Congress will vote to withdraw troops from Saudi Arabia, with a veto-proof majority, according to "sources familiar with the matter." This sounds like too-good-to-be-true news. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil-trump-saudi-specialreport/special-report-trump-told-saudis-cut-oil-supply-or-lose-u-s-military-support-sources-idUSKBN22C1V4?il=0
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