2020-05-07: Social Media Postees

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Johnson compared to Chamberlain in protest video on White Cliffs of Dover
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2020-05-07
Boris Johnson's response to the coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis has been compared to Neville Chamberlain's "peace for our time" moment, in a giant projection beamed on to the White Cliffs of Dover.The Kent landmark was lit up with a mock-up of the prime minister holding a scrap of paper saying "Highest death toll in Europe".The stunt was the brainchild of Led By Donkeys, a group of activists famed for their giant billboards of politicians' tweets.The group said the black and white creation is a comment on the government's "profound failure" and compares Johnson's conduct to Chamberlain's appeasement policy in the l…

What It's Like to Believe Everything the Media Tells You (MUST WATCH)
Awaken With JP | anti-empire.com | 2020-05-07


'I guess we did': Simpsons writer admits 2020 pandemic clairvoyance as murder hornets clip goes viral
rt.com | 2020-05-07
The Simpsons is widely known for predicting the future with eerie accuracy, but things are starting to get ridiculous; after apparently predicting the coronavirus, it now appears the show saw the murder hornets coming too. | Like an animated Nostradamus for the noughties, the animated TV show has a number of oddly accurate predictions already on the books over the course of its 30 years on air. | It apparently foresaw Disney buying Fox nearly 20 years ago, the invention of smart watches, the US winning an Olympic medal in curling and, of course, also predicted that Donald Trump would one day become president o…

COVID-19 and the High Cost of Dying
Charles Pierson | counterpunch.org | 2020-05-07
Put down the Clorox. Remdesivir may not be the effective coronavirus treatment the world desperately needs, but it has to be better than President Donald Trump's idea about ingesting disinfectants. One strong point in remdesivir's favor: the MAGA crowd hates it. Remdesivir, which is administered intravenously, is an antiviral drug developed by Gilead Sciences, Inc. which patented it in 2017. It has just been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for emergency use in treating cases of Covid-19.

A red-baiter, an anti-Trumper & a libertarian walk into a bar: Facebook angers conservatives & liberals alike with oversight picks
rt.com | 2020-05-06
Facebook has unveiled its 20-person Oversight Board, a supposedly independent body able to reverse the platform's own content moderation decisions. The names have raised eyebrows all over the political spectrum. | The social media behemoth revealed its 'supreme court' roster on Wednesday, showing off a pedigreed list of legal scholars, human rights advocates, and journalists from around the globe. While the Oversight Board idea was initially presented to the Facebook community back in 2018, as a way for aggrieved users to appeal content take-downs to an independent panel, bylaws unveiled in January suggested i…

Ahmaud Arbery Murder Finally Gets Georgia DA's Attention After Graphic Video
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-05-06
Editor's Note: A number of links below lead to news articles or social media postings that show graphic content. If you wish to avoid viewing that content, please proceed cautiously. | Following the release of cell phone footage of the shooting of Ahmaud Arbery, 25, who was shot and killed while jogging near Brunswick, Georgia, in February, state officials say they intend to convene a grand jury investigation to determine whether charges should be filed against his shooters. | Gregory McMichae…

Tearful Nurse Blows Whistle on New York Hospitals "Murdering" COVID Patients With "Complete Medical Mismanagement"
Cassandra Fairbanks | anti-empire.com | 2020-05-06
"Nobody is listening. They don't care what is happening to these people. They don't. I'm literally coming here every day and watching them kill them"

| A Nevada nurse who travelled to New York to help treat COVID-19 patients has posted a tearful Facebook Live video claiming that patients are not dying from the virus, but are being "murdered" by "gross negligence and complete medical mismanagement." | Nicole Sirotek, a nurse from Elko, Nevada, was assigned to two different hospitals in New York City. | "I am literally telling you that they are murdering these people," Sirotek says in the terrifying vide…

COVID-19 Task Force to Refocus on "Opening" the US Despite FEMA and HHS Doubts
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-05-06
President Donald Trump announced on Twitter Wednesday that the coronavirus task force would not be disbanding, as had been previously reported, but will transition to focus on the task of "opening up" the United States' economy, shifting away from its present task of mitigating and preventing the spread of COVID-19 across the country. | Commending Vice President Mike Pence and the task force for what he called a "fantastic job," Trump cited the high number of ventilators, gloves, gowns and o…

Dossier 28: CoronaShock: A virus and the World
The Tricontinental | mronline.org | 2020-05-06
In December 2019, doctors in Wuhan (China) began to see patients with a kind of viral pneumonia. By the end of the month, an investigation began and China's health authorities sent out a public warning and notified the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Technofascism: The Censorship of David Icke is Digital Book Burning in a Totalitarian Age
John Whitehead | mintpressnews.com | 2020-05-05
CHARLOTTESVILLE ( Rutherford) —-We are fast becoming a nation–nay, a world–of book burners.While on paper, we are technically free to speak–at least according to the U.S. Constitution–in reality, however, we are only as free to speak as the government and its corporate partners such as Facebook, Google or YouTube may allow. | That's not a whole lot of freedom. Especially if you're inclined to voice opinions that may be construed as conspiratorial or dangerous. | Take David Icke, for example. | Icke, a popular c…

Facebook Is Go-To Platform For Organizing Protests Against Social Distancing
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2020-05-04
As COVID-19 continues to pose a lethal threat worldwide, fringe, right-wing activists are using Facebook to mobilize protests of stay-at-home orders in several states.

Groundhog Day: Juan Guaidó Is Trying to Overthrow the Venezuelan Government Again
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2020-05-01
Exactly one year since his audacious coup attempt failed spectacularly, self-declared Venezuelan president Juan Guaidó is once again trying to overthrow the government of Nicolas Maduro. "Today I speak to the patriotic soldiers of our Armed Forces who rebelled against hunger and destruction and sided with the constitution," he announced on social media last night,…

Threatening Retaliation for Protected Activity Is No Joke
Matt Bruenig | peoplespolicyproject.org | 2020-04-29
Last week, an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) concluded that the Federalist's top manager, Ben Domenech, violated the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) when, on the same day as a 2019 Vox Media union walkout, Domenech tweeted "FYI @fdrlst first one of you tries to unionize I swear I'll send you back to the salt mine." | This is an obviously correct decision that is consistent with both the statute and the NRLB case law. Section 8(a)(1) of the NLRA declares that it is an unfair labor practice to "i…

Oath Keepers Chaplain Quits Over Leader's COVID Response
Hatewatch Staff | splcenter.org | 2020-04-23
Chuck Baldwin, who has served as the national chaplain of the antigovernment Oath Keepers since 2013, announced his resignation early Tuesday morning on Facebook.

Is Trump's "Shoot Down And Destroy" Tweet About Boosting Oil Prices Or A Harbinger Of War With Iran?
Whitney Webb | thelastamericanvagabond.com | 2020-04-22
Trump's recent tweet to "shoot down and destroy any and all Iranian gunboats if they harass our ships" has sparked concern over a new war in the Middle East. However, the more immediate effect of Trump's tweet has been a big boost in oil prices and a rise in the stock market. Was that Trump's …

Emily Ratajkowski Blasts Sexism and Misogyny, Reveals She Herself Fell Victim to the Ideas
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-07
The 28-year-old, who has worked for such fashion powerhouses as Dolce & Gabbana and Versace, frequently appears on the lists of sexiest and most desirable women. In 2017, she launched her swimwear line, Inamorata, which she promotes on her social media by posting revealing photos of herself.

B-Town Princess Ananya Pandey, Guitarist James McVey Join Hands to Show Path Against Cyber Bullying
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-07
New Delhi (Sputnik): A bunch of young boys from the national capital Delhi were recently exposed for exchanging inappropriate messages about underage girls on an Instagram group. While the incident evoked a strong backlash from social media users, it also raised concerns about the safety of minors on the internet.

Bella Thorne Spawns Twitterblast as She Posts She's 'Done With Dating S***'
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-07
The child model and budding film director has zeroed in on updating her social networks during the pandemic-induced lockdown as she is staying at her California estate. Some posts apparently cause more questions than awe among her 22 million-strong army of subscribers.

Drunk 'Indian Michael Jackson' Wins Hearts on Twitter With Rocking Moves – Video
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-07
New Delhi (Sputnik): News of the sale of alcohol amid the lockdown in India has brought many onto the roads, queuing outside liquor stores. Strange videos and pictures of the sale of liquor and its effects due to the lockdown have been going viral.

'Daddy Pig Says Go Home': UK Police Officer's Bike Stolen Enforcing Lockdown
sputniknews.com | 2020-05-07
It isn't known if lockdown restrictions were eventually enforced successfully, or indeed if the bike was returned in one piece. Similarly, it's unknown precisely when the footage was taken, but it was posted on Twitter 5th May.

'Justice Demands That Arrests Be Made' After Video of Ahmaud Arbery's Killing Goes Viral
Julia Conley, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2020-05-06
After graphic footage taken more than two months ago showing the fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery, an unarmed black man, surfaced on social media late Tuesday, a Georgia prosecutor said he would present the case to a grand jury as soon as possible. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/screen_shot_2020-05-06_at_11.17.59_am_1.jpg