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Thomas Paine

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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

1 April - Blogs I'm Following - 5 of 5

10 pm MDT

Midnight Meme Of The Day!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 21 hours ago
*by Noah* Donald Jackass Trump: An April Fool Joke gone horribly wrong. But, there may be a remedy, an ironic one at that! Never let it be said that I can't come up with a productive solution to the nation's biggest problems! Why not use Space Force to shoot the entire Trump administration out to the Oort Cloud? We can even hold a national raffle where one lucky patriotic American gets to push the launch button! I can just see Lindsey Graham running to the launch pad screaming "Take me too! Wait! Take me Donnie! I love you Donnie! Wait! Take me with you!" Ignition. Flames. Liftof... more »

OECD endorses economic hibernation plan but warns recovery after coronavirus will be slow

Elysse Morgan at Just In - 21 hours ago
OECD secretary general Angel Gurría says global growth will be reduced by about 5 per cent and economic recovery from coronavirus will take time.

NRL sacks Canterbury Bulldogs pair following Port Macquarie preseason incident

Just In - 21 hours ago
The NRL cancels the registrations of Jayden Okunbor and Corey Harawira-Naera after they brought two young women back to the team hotel during a preseason trip.

Bluey, Australia's favourite kids' show, wins an International Emmy

Just In - 21 hours ago
The adventures of Bluey, Bingo, Chilli and Bandit have been recognised by the world, with the beloved ABC cartoon Bluey winning an International Emmy Kids Award.

Lots of people suddenly want to delete the Houseparty app. Here's why

Paul Donoughue at Just In - 21 hours ago
"How to delete Houseparty account" becomes a worldwide trending search term after rumours spread online that the popular new app has been compromised.

Local Covid-19 Report and Infection Modeling

Yves Smith at naked capitalism - 22 hours ago
More efforts to understand how efforts to contain Covid-19 might or might not be working.

April 1st – 2020 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #1168

sundance at The Last Refuge - 22 hours ago
In an effort to keep the Daily Open Thread a little more open topic we are going to start a new daily thread for “Presidential Politics”. Please use this thread to post anything relating to the Donald Trump Administration and … Continue reading →

Wednesday April 1st – Open Thread

sundance at The Last Refuge - 22 hours ago
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. THY WILL BE DONE, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those … Continue reading →

Assam doctor dies after taking anti-malaria drug to prevent coronavirus

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 22 hours ago

Tweets For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
Follow @Reuters liveblog for the latest developments around the coronavirus outbreak https://t.co/cEBwkoEQ5P pic.twitter.com/sz0draUC8I — Reuters (@Reuters) April 1, 2020 No sugar-coating: Trump changes tack on coronavirus crisis https://t.co/zydky76LeC — BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) April 1, 2020 ‘We should be prepared' for at least 100,000 deaths in the U.S. from coronavirus, Dr. Anthony Fauci said. Live updates: https://t.co/sBudWhyor6 pic.twitter.com/5yo5VgvKgS — Reuters (@Reuters) April 1, 2020 Coronavirus: 'Greatest test since World War Two', says UN chief https://t.co... more »

CBS Exposed Using Footage from an Italian Hospital to Describe COVID-19 Condition in New York

ZeroHedge at Need To Know - 22 hours ago
“This is the main hospital in Bergamo, in Lombardy province. It’s one of the most advanced hospitals in Europe,” Sky News reported at the time.

NRA Files Lawsuit Against California Officials For Closing Gun Shops During Coronavirus Outbreak

Gateway Pundit at Need To Know - 22 hours ago
The NRA is suing California officials for closing gun stores during the coronavirus outbreak, accusing them of "promoting a gun-control agenda that suffocates your self-defense rights when you need them most."

'Dodgy' coronavirus protective equipment from China seized at Australian border

Andrew Greene at Just In - 22 hours ago
Authorities are seizing faulty Chinese-made face masks and other protective clothing that's being exported to Australia to help halt the spread of coronavirus.

Man who killed his children in Mount Isa caravan explosion also intended to kill his wife, coroner finds

Krystal Gordon at Just In - 22 hours ago
The man behind a murder-suicide caravan explosion stole the explosives from the local mine and intended to also kill his estranged wife, a Queensland coroner finds.

For Marty McCarthy, coronavirus quarantine is strange but far from 'prison-like'

Daniel Keane at Just In - 22 hours ago
The former Country Hour presenter became sick on a recent flight home from the United States and is sticking up for the nation's quarantine restrictions, after criticisms were levelled against them.

Coronavirus testing expanded in WA from tomorrow as 28 new cases confirmed

Eliza Laschon at Just In - 22 hours ago
Anyone in Western Australia showing signs of fever and acute respiratory infection can be tested for COVID-19 from tomorrow, Health Minister Roger Cook announces.

'A pretty messed up feeling': The horror of passing coronavirus to a friend

Alison Branley at Just In - 22 hours ago
When musician Dan Williams returned from Japan he knew that put him at risk of coronavirus, but it was an Uber ride after he returned home that would prove the most likely culprit.

Videos For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
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Australian Daily Wind Power Generation Data – Tuesday 31st March 2020

TonyfromOz at PA Pundits – International - 23 hours ago
By Anton Lang ~ This Post details the daily wind power generation data for the AEMO coverage area in Australia. For the background information, refer to the Introductory Post at this link. Each image is shown here at a smaller size to fit on the page alongside the data for that day. If you click […]

What’s Really Happening In China With Coronavirus? 4 Things To Know

PA Pundits - International at PA Pundits – International - 23 hours ago
By Fred Lucas ~ The Chinese government says it has lifted the lockdown for the province of Hubei, where the coronavirus first emerged, and has reported no new results for several days. However, much anecdotal information has arisen to call the official line from the Chinese Communist Party into question. Here are some of the […]

CAFE Standards Reform Means Safer Cars And Saved Lives

PA Pundits - International at PA Pundits – International - 23 hours ago
By Peter Murphy ~ In the midst of the fight to save lives from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Trump administration earlier today announced a regulatory change on another issue that also will save lives. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said they will increase—at a slower pace than […]

White House Projects 100,000 To 200,000 US Deaths From COVID-19

PA Pundits - International at PA Pundits – International - 23 hours ago
By Fred Lucas ~ Even if Americans follow mitigation guidelines, the United States could see 100,000 to 200,000 deaths as a result of the coronavirus, according to projections explained by health officials Tuesday evening at the White House. “This is going to be a very, very painful two weeks,” President Donald Trump told reporters of […]

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
An NYPD officer is pictured as the USNS Comfort pulled into a berth in Manhattan during the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Manhattan, New York City, New York, March 30, 2020. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri *WNU Editor:* The above picture came from this photo-gallery .... *Top Photos of the Day* (Reuters).

This is Agenda 21 Unfolding in Front of Our Eyes — Global Totalitarian Police State

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
The Atlantis Report This is Agenda 21 Unfolding in Front of Our Eyes — Global Totalitarian Police State. Never let a crisis go to waste. Especially a government manufactured crisis. The Elites needed a pandemic lie to shut the countries down.Now they have it. With over 3 billion people throughout the world in lockdown, countless …

India: Model Predicts 10 Million+ Deaths (Full Show)

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
RT America As many as 500 million people in India may contract the COVID-19 coronavirus, according to new projections. But the country only has around 20,000 ventilators. Can India avoid a death toll in the tens of millions? Photojournalist Rishabh Garg joins Rick Sanchez from India to report on the latest developments. Then Ramanan Laxminarayan, …

Hydroxychloroquine to Treat Coronavirus — Does It Work?

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
RT America Immunosuppressive drug Hydroxychloroquine is being used successfully by doctors to treat the effects of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Board certified family practitioner Dr. Vladimir Zelenko joins Rick Sanchez to share his expertise. end

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres And Pope Francis Issue Call to End ‘All Global Conflict’ So World Can Unite Against COVID-19

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres And Pope Francis Issue Call to End ‘All Global Conflict’ So World Can Unite Against COVID-19 by Geoffrey Grider, https://www.nowtheendbegins.com/ “It is time to put armed conflict on lock-down and focus together on the true fight of our lives,” United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said. “The virus does not care about …

Rob Kirby: Gold, Silver, ESF and the Collapsing Economy

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
The Daily Coin.org Visit Rory The Daily Coin – https://www.thedailycoin.org – https://www.gospelnewsnetwork.org – Rob Kirby, Kirby Analytics, has the ability to put all the parts together to complete a picture that most will overlook or may not understand the picture actually exist. One of the reasons he is able to do this with ease is …

Coronavirus: The Economic ‘Rescue’ Is Shafting Us

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
Peak Prosperity READ our new report asking “What will happen if you die of the coronavirus?”: https://www.peakprosperity.com/if-you… – As if we didn’t have enough reasons to be angry at our “leaders”…. Yes, “it didn’t have to be this way”. We should have had a much higher state of readiness to face this pandemic — it …

Hyperinflation Value of Silver, Investments After Reset

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
ITM TRADING, INC. Links to slides and sources: https://www.itmtrading.com/blog/hyper… Question 1. Scott T: In Venezuela their Bolivar has crashed like where we are heading. One ounce of Silver is worth 1 million ish bolivars. 1 million bolivars can only buy a few bananas. If we wait until the dollar collapses to Zero like Venezuela, our …

COMEX Doesn’t Have 400 Oz Gold Bars

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
Arcadia Economics #COMEX Can’t Find 400 Oz #Gold Bars For New Contract There sure have been a lot of unusual announcements out of the gold and #silver trading centers lately. And now Ronan Manly of #Bullion Star reports that the COMEX can’t find 400 oz gold bars for its new contract. To find out what’s …

The US And Britain Are Now Getting a Tragic Sample of The Weapons It Unleshed Against Iran

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
The US And Britain Are Now Getting a Tragic Sample of The Weapons It Unleshed Against Iran by Eric S. Margolis, https://www.lewrockwell.com/ The world is getting sick from the spreading COVID-19 virus. North Americans and Europeans are now as horrified as Chinese by the invisible killer that has put their hospitals under siege. – They …

Quote of the Day

vonMesser at 'Nox & Friends - 23 hours ago
In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress. — John Adams

EU eases some food safety controls because of coronavirus pandemic

Joe Whitworth at Food Safety News - 23 hours ago
The European Commission is to give member states more flexibility to do official controls in the food supply chain because of coronavirus. The Commission leaders say the crisis relating to coronavirus disease (COVID-19) represents an “exceptional and unprecedented” challenge for the capacity of member states to conduct official controls and other official activities in line... Continue Reading

Consumer Reports suggests USDA take action to address COVID-19 risks

News Desk at Food Safety News - 23 hours ago
Consumer Reports Tuesday sent out some suggestions for USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service to ensure the safety and availability of meat, poultry and other food products during the COVID-19 pandemic. CR’s sent the advice to FSIS just as a number of meat and poultry processing plant employees reported having symptoms or testing positive for... Continue Reading

First recorded EIEC outbreak in Sweden linked to leafy greens

News Desk at Food Safety News - 23 hours ago
Researchers have shed more light on the first recorded enteroinvasive E. coli (EIEC) outbreak in Sweden. The outbreak in the county of Halland in 2017 had 83 self-reported infections and one secondary case attributed to household transmission, based on a study published in the journal Eurosurveillance. Leafy greens were suspected to be behind the outbreak... Continue Reading

Is U.S. Defense Secretary Esper Failing In His Job When It Comes To The Coronavirus?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*Craig Hooper, Forbes:* *Defense Secretary Esper Is Failing In Fight Against Coronavirus In U.S. Military* The Pentagon’s inability to provide decisive, clear guidance on the novel coronavirus pandemic is shaking confidence in Secretary of Defense Mark Esper. As the coronavirus and the diseases it causes, COVID-19, spread throughout America’s national security enterprise, concerns are rising that the former Raytheon executive is poorly equipped to grasp the operational and strategic challenges of this emerging biological threat. The slow-motion failure of Pentagon senior leadersh... more »

Michigan Democrat Governor Asks Feds for Hydroxychloroquine to Treat Coronavirus, Four Days After Banning Use…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 23 hours ago
On Friday March 27th Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer threatened to revoke the medical licenses of doctors and pharmacists who prescribe hydroxychloroquine to treat coronavirus in Michigan. Four days later, March 31st, the same governor asks the federal government to send … Continue reading →

FBI Busts Brooklyn Man With “Stash” of 80,000 of N95 Masks….

sundance at The Last Refuge - 23 hours ago
I’m not exactly sure what the federal violation is considering the man was selling the face masks; but the FBI determined he was ‘hoarding’ his supply, and arrested him for price gouging. The FBI confiscated 80,000 face masks from his … Continue reading →

"Fake Money Is Killing the Economy"

CoyotePrime at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Fake Money Is Killing the Economy"* By Bill Bonner "Then in May 1942, just before the United States’ military fortunes in the Pacific improved, in the midst of the gloom and the bargains and at the point of maximum bearishness, the U.S. stock market made a bottom for the ages." – Money manager Barton Biggs SAN MARTIN, ARGENTINA – "According to the TSA, travel volume through the nation’s airports declined from 2.3 million on March 1 to just 180,000 on Sunday. Business travelers, vacationers, commuters – all fell by more than 90% as the U.S. economy moved to a war footing. All acro... more »

About Those Members Of Congress Trading On Insider Information...

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Eggs seem mighty expensive lately, don't they? Profiteering under cover of a national emergency is a crime, isn't it? I believe prices are only allowed to go up 10% in a situation like the one we find ourselves in today. I don't think anyone is enforcing that. As for Congress... well, it's filled with scoundrels and thieves. And the White House... what can I say that hasn't already be said a million times over? We truly have let our democracy turn into a kakistocracy. WE did that.. And, no, I'm not just talking about ex-congressional crooks Duncan Hunter (R-CA) and Chris Collins (... more »

Head of Army Corps of Engineers Reveals 'Immense' Operation To Build 341 Field Hospitals Across America To Fight The Covid-19 Coronavirus Pandemic

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Lt. General Todd Semonite appeared on Good Morning America to reveal his plan and explain how the army goes about selecting appropriate sites *Daily Mail:* *Head of Army Corps of Engineers reveals 'immense' operation to build 341 field hospitals across America to battle coronavirus - and US Open Queens Stadium will be among them* * Lt. General Todd Semonite spoke on Tuesday to share his plan for field hospitals across America * There are already eight sites being built as temporary hospitals and another five will start construction today * It is unclear if the eight now being buil... more »

'Come up with an Apollo 13 fix': Government challenges Supercar engineers to create ventilator

Jessica Hinchliffe at Just In - 1 day ago
Supercar engineers are taking their skills from the racetrack to the ICU ward by creating a ventilator prototype to help during the coronavirus crisis.

Man who 'told police he had coronavirus' charged with disobeying public health direction

Just In - 1 day ago
A Tasmanian man who allegedly left his home without a lawful reason and told police he had coronavirus when he was pulled over is charged with failing to comply with a public health direction.

Chinese smuggling bioagents in and out of USA

Bob Dinn at balance10 - 1 day ago
- 12-22-19 *According* to the affidavit, Zheng had been asked multiple times whetherhe had been travelling with any biological items or research material in his baggageand denied it each time. He was then escorted to a baggage room where customs officers showed him the vials found in his checked luggage. https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/3043167/chinese-researcher-accused-trying-smuggle-vials-biological - ……………………..…............................. - Nov 4, 2019 - * N.I.H.* and the F.B.I. have begun a vast effort to root ou... more »

Why COVID-19 is global mass hysteria

Denis Rancourt at Activist Teacher - 1 day ago
My profile at ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/D_Rancourt My profile at GoogleScholar: https://scholar.google.ca/citations?user=1ChsRsQAAAAJ My articles at Dissident Voice: https://dissidentvoice.org/author/DenisRancourt/ Ontario Civil Liberties Association: http://ocla.ca/ LINKS regarding the coronavirus: This HK study may have influenced China, that it could be

Covid-19 Coronavirus Pandemic Medical News And Information -- March 31, 2020

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*New York Post:* *Coronavirus could travel 27 feet, stay in air for hours: MIT researcher* Social-distancing guidelines to stay 6 feet from others may be woefully inadequate, one scientist warns — saying the coronavirus can travel 27 feet and linger for hours. MIT associate professor Lydia Bourouiba, who has researched the dynamics of coughs and sneezes for years, warns in newly published research that the current guidelines are based on outdated models from the 1930s. Rather than the assumed safety of 6 feet, Bourouiba warns that “pathogen-bearing droplets of all sizes can trave... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- March 31, 2020

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Natalie Whiting and Erin Handley, ABC News Online:* *The world's most vulnerable countries could become the next coronavirus hotspots* As coronavirus spreads around the globe, health experts and aid groups fear some of the world's most vulnerable countries could become new hotspots for COVID-19. Most are concerned about over-crowded refugee camps and countries that are already facing a crisis — whether that be conflict, malnutrition, another epidemic or over-burdened healthcare systems. Analysis from aid organisation CARE listed 15 "very high risk countries", most of them in t... more »

It's A Good Thing That The Federal Government Has Infinite Resources

Francis Menton at Manhattan Contrarian - 1 day ago
* The Covid-19 virus is upon us, and the deaths are mounting relentlessly. At this writing on March 31, the Worldometers site has the number of deaths in the U.S. at 3,882. * Over the past couple of weeks, governments (both federal and most states) have imposed varying degrees of “lockdown” on American communities, and some millions of workers have been furloughed from their jobs. On Friday Congress completed passage of the so-called CARES Act, providing some $2.2 trillion of “relief” and “stimulus” to help the U.S.. economy through the emergency. The Act passed on unrecorded voice ... more »

Coronavirus Is Taking Down Warships Everywhere

The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Security, * Packed with people and often far from home, ships are perhaps the perfect vector for viral outbreaks. It should come as no surprise, then, that warship crews all over the world are beginning to fall victim to the coronavirus pandemic. Packed with people and often far from home, ships are perhaps the perfect vector for viral outbreaks. It should come as no surprise, then, that warship crews all over the world are beginning to fall victim to the coronavirus pandemic. The Russian navy has quarantined the entire crew of the submarine *Eagle*, Russian news site B-Port re... more »

Need Internet for School? Cox Communications Is Offering Low-Cost Broadband.

Stephen Silver at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Stephen Silver* *Technology, * Cox Communications, the cable company that serves millions of customers throughout the United States, offers a program of affordable home Internet for low-income families with children, through a partnership with the nonprofit that offers Connect2Compete. Cox Communications, the cable company that serves millions of customers throughout the United States, offers a program of affordable home Internet for low-income families with children, through a partnership with the nonprofit that offers Connect2Compete. Through the program, the service is avail... more »

Why Bangladesh's Restriction of Internet Access to the Rohingya May Help Spread the Coronavirus

Sam Baron at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Sam Baron* *Health, Asia* [image: https://www.reutersconnect.com/all?id=tag%3Areuters.com%2C2019%3Anewsml_RC1DA5CEA290&share=true] Will Bangladesh reverse course? As schools shuttered, universities closed, and millions of students across the United States found themselves under state-mandated “stay-at-home” orders as a result of COVID-19, many have transitioned to online classes. Students and educators alike have been quick to adapt, utilizing video-conferencing technologies such as Zoom to remotely listen to lectures, participate in classroom discussions, and access education... more »

How the Trent Affair Nearly Caused a War Between Britain and America

Warfare History Network at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Warfare History Network* *History, Americas* [image: By Template:Crator:Frederick Gutekunst - [1], Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=40666664] A close call. *Key point: *This incident was resolved by America giving in and letting the captured diplomats go. But Washington did not apologize and, more importantly, London did not recognize or aid Richmond. In November 1861, word swept through London that an American warship, *James Adger*, in port at Southampton, was planning to put to sea and intercept a British ship bringing Confederate emissaries to E... more »

Germany's Coronavirus Response Is Putting Trump To Shame

Klaus W. Larres at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Klaus W. Larres* *Politics, Europe* [image: Two persons walk on an empty square at the Graciousness Chapel in Altoetting, Germany, March 31, 2020 as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues. REUTERS/Andreas Gebert] Auf wiedersehen! A recent work visit to Germany, where I grew up, stretched from one week to three. Those weeks coincided with the spread of the coronavirus in Germany as well as across Europe. What I saw while there is that Germany’s population is in a state of shock and still can’t quite grasp how this sudden turnaround of their lives happened. O... more »

Inside Operation Long Jump: The Nazis' Daring Plane to Kill Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin

Warfare History Network at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Warfare History Network* *History, Europe* [image: By Photograph from the Army Signal Corps Collection in the U.S. National Archives. - [1] The source web page include the following caption: Photo #: USA C-543 (Color), Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=52377] What went wrong? *Key point: *The plan was detected and failed. What would have happened had it succeeded? In German it was called Operation Rösselsprung, which translates to “Long Jump.” Its goal was to kill or kidnap the Allies’ “Big Three” leaders––Soviet Premier Josef Stalin, British Prime ... more »

The U.S.-China Clash Question We Need to Ask: “How Does This End?”

Michael Hall at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Michael Hall* *Security, * The coronavirus fever gripping America will eventually subside, but its effects will linger. Though China and the U.S. have both responded poorly to the disease, many Americans are calling for China to be held accountable for not taking actions early on that would have mitigated this pandemic. In other words, coronavirus has put deteriorating U.S.-China relations on the fast track. What happens now? The coronavirus fever gripping America will eventually subside, but its effects will linger. Though China and the U.S. have both responded poorly to the ... more »

Fail: How Hitler Blundered When Trying to Stop D-Day

Warfare History Network at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Warfare History Network* *History, Europe* [image: By Malindine E G (Capt), No 5 Army Film & Photographic Unit - http://media.iwm.org.uk/iwm/mediaLib//49/media-49336/large.jpgThis is photograph B 10467 from the collections of the Imperial War Museums., Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.] The Allies were able to seize their beachheads. *Key point: *Despite having many defense and numerical superiority, Nazi Germany did not quickly crush the Allied landings. Here's how multiple errors made the invasion easier. *A Convoluted Command Structure* Although he was r... more »

How America Sent 1000 Bombers to Attack Nazi Germany's Berlin

Warfare History Network at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Warfare History Network* *History, Europe* [image: By U.S. Navy - Official U.S. Navy photo NH 87962 from the U.S. Navy Naval History and Heritage Command, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=44128341] A massive air raid. *Key point:* It was retribution and an attempt to break the enemy's will. Did it work? He was widely regarded as America’s best pilot, he was already a recipient of the Medal of Honor, he was commander of the Eighth Air Force caught up in 1,000-plane bombing missions deep into the Third Reich, and he was mad as hell. Lieutenant Gene... more »

How will we know when it's safe to go back to normality? We need to know who's been sick

Just In - 1 day ago
Antibody tests are different from the current testing kits used at COVID-19 clinics but they are a crucial aid in helping us work out when it's safe to resume "normality", writes Larisa Labzin.

Have evictions been banned as Australia copes with coronavirus?

Peta Fuller at Just In - 1 day ago
A "moratorium on evictions" is a bright spot for many Australians deciding how to budget through the coronavirus pandemic. But what does it actually mean for those struggling to afford their rent?

With team sports postponed indefinitely, can you get a refund?

Jessica Hinchliffe at Just In - 1 day ago
As children's weekend sport goes on hold, many parents are wondering if they can receive a refund on the fees already paid.

Dongas linked by walkways, rural Australia gets its first COVID-19 clinic

Rachel McGhee And Jemima Burt at Just In - 1 day ago
The facility in Emerald, nearly 300km west of Rockhampton, will not be attached to a hospital and will be staffed by local GPs in full personal-protective equipment.

Life on board the Ruby Princess: 1,000 staff adrift and in fear of the virus

Paige Cockburn at Just In - 1 day ago
More than 1,000 terrified crew stuck on the Ruby Princess fear they will be collateral damage on the infamous cruise ship, which is the source of hundreds of coronavirus cases and remains stuck off the NSW coast.

The guest list was cut from 60 to 5, but this couple still had a dream wedding

Kristian Silva at Just In - 1 day ago
With their kids peering over the neighbour's fence, a Melbourne couple forges ahead with wedding plans amid coronavirus restrictions.

World News Briefs -- March 31, 2020 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Daily Mail: **BREAKING NEWS: 'Prepare for 100,000 to die.' Tony Fauci warns of astonishing death toll and tells areas not on lockdown to take action NOW - as Donald Trump says next two weeks will be 'VERY painful' and White House reveals even worse projections* * Dr. Tony Fauci warned Americans should be prepared for 100,000 deaths from the coronavirus * 'The answer is yes - as sobering a number as that is, we should be prepared for it' * The White House projected 100,000 to 240,000 deaths in the U.S. if current social distancing guidelines are maintained * President Donald Trump... more »

CAFE standards reform means safer cars and saved lives

Peter Murphy at CFACT - 1 day ago
In the midst of the fight to save lives from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Trump administration announced a regulatory change on another issue that also will save lives. The post CAFE standards reform means safer cars and saved lives appeared first on CFACT.

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- March 31, 2020

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Daily Mail:* *USS Theodore Roosevelt WILL evacuate and quarantine some of its 4,000 crew on Guam after unprecedented plea by captain of the aircraft carrier that sailors could die as coronavirus cases QUADRUPLE on board* * Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly said Tuesday that the Navy is working to evacuate some of the 4,000 people aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt * Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said the outbreak on board did not yet call for a full evacuation * The warship was taken out of duty and docked in Guam last week after 25 crew members tested positive for COVID-19 * Th... more »

Artania cruise ship refuses to leave WA amid fears dozens on board may be infected with coronavirus

Jacob Kagi And Eliza Laschon at Just In - 1 day ago
There are fears a cruise ship responsible for dozens of coronavirus patients in WA hospitals could be harbouring many more, as the ship's operators resist demands to leave Australian waters.

The cure to corona blues could be hiding inside your wardrobe

Margaret Burin at Just In - 1 day ago
Three Australian housemates have decided to make their self-isolation as joyful as possible, setting themselves a daily 'quaranqueen' costume challenge.

Workers and businesses welcome wage lifeline but still worry about paying the bills

Andrew Robertson at Just In - 1 day ago
Kory Jeung hopes he can get his job back thanks to the $1,500 fortnightly subsidy announced by the Government, but right now he is relying on the bank freezing his mortgage to stay afloat.

Working from home? Here's how to deal with phone anxiety

Kate Midena at Just In - 1 day ago
Like many Australians, you may have found yourself unexpectedly working from home due to the coronavirus pandemic. But if the prospect of having to pick up your phone to call your boss or colleagues sends you into a sweat, you're not alone — and you can overcome your fears.

Coronavirus fines announced as ACT Government introduces new public health directions

Tom Lowrey at Just In - 1 day ago
Three is now a very expensive crowd in Canberra, with new fines taking affect at midnight to enforce tough social distancing rules.

Petrol stations accused of gouging as price difference hits 70 cents in Sydney

Jessie Davies at Just In - 1 day ago
Australia's biggest motoring organisation says Sydneysiders are being taken for a ride at the petrol bowser, with a price difference of 70 cents per litre at some outlets today.

These podcasts will help you escape the news while you're stuck at home

Just In - 1 day ago
You want to get away from the deluge of bad news and the boredom of isolation. So what should you cue up on your podcast app of choice? We asked podcast makers at the ABC.

'Care army' to be mobilised in Queensland as 40 new cases reported

Josh Bavas at Just In - 1 day ago
Queensland's Premier is calling on the community to form a "care army", similar to the mud army seen after the 2011 floods, to reach out to those over 65 and help them self-isolate.