Post New Article

Stock futures point to more gains on optimism
coronavirus cases could be slowing

Original Article

Posted By: MissMolly, 4/7/2020 4:21:50 AM

Equity futures are pointing to a higher open on Tuesday amid a few glimmers of hope that the coronavirus pandemic could be slowing. The major futures indexes are indicating a rise of 1.6 percent when trading begins. Asian markets were also rising. Japan's Nikkei gained 2 percent, Hong Kong's Hang Seng added 1.4 percent, while China's Shanghai Composite jumped 1.9 percent. China on Tuesday reported no new deaths from the coronarivus over the past 24 hours and had 32 new cases, all from people who returned from overseas.

Post Reply
Below, you will find ...
Most Recent Articles posted by "MissMolly"
and
Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)
Most Recent Articles posted by MissMolly"
Coronavirus stimulus checks are on
their way: Here's how it works
10 replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/8/2020 4:25:05 PM Post Reply
With payments from the coronavirus stimulus package expected to reach American individuals and families as soon as this week, here is a breakdown of who will get them and how. How do I get my money? Do I need to apply to receive my payment? The stimulus checks, much like a tax refund, will be handled by the Internal Revenue Service. If you have filed your taxes electronically, the money can be transferred to your bank account via direct deposit. If you have filed a paper copy of your taxes or have closed the bank account used to receive previous tax refunds, the government will send a check in the mail.
1 in 4 Americans have either
lost their job or had pay cut from
coronavirus shutdowns: Survey
13 replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/8/2020 4:21:12 PM Post Reply
A quarter of Americans have either lost their job or seen their wages cut as a result of the coronavirus shutdown, according to the CNBC All-America Economic Survey, which registered the biggest and fastest decline ever in the public’s view of the economy. At the same time, it found that a majority of Americans remains optimistic that the economy will bounce back in the next year, and President Donald Trump’s approval rating has improved.
In the Spirit of Tocqueville 2 replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/8/2020 5:06:03 AM Post Reply
The most remarkable thing about the arrival of the Samaritans Purse disaster-relief organization in Central Park is that it is not seen as remarkable. A nondenominational Christian group led by the Reverend Franklin Graham, Billy Graham’s son, Samaritans Purse set up a field hospital of tents to treat Covid-19 patients overflowing from nearby Mount Sinai Hospital, which itself started as a Jewish communal institution and still makes special accommodations for the Orthodox. We should not be surprised that Samaritans Purse exists and was poised to spring into action, or by the fact that a hospital with different religious roots would be open to working with it. American civil society,
Navy Secretary Thomas Modly
has resigned, but we need to hear from
Rear Adm. Stu Baker on Capt. Brett Crozier
9 replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/8/2020 4:51:18 AM Post Reply
Following acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly's resignation, we must get to the full truth of what actually happened with Capt. Brett Crozier's firing. The person we most urgently need to hear from is Rear Adm. Stu Baker. More on that in a moment. First, some context. Last week, Crozier was relieved of command of the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier after he sent an unclassified, urgent email begging Navy leaders to allow him to dock at Guam. Crozier's concern was a growing onboard outbreak of the coronavirus. The email then leaked to the San Francisco Chronicle, causing major embarrassment to the Navy. Modly then fired Crozier,
Domestic Violence Is Another Real
Human Cost Of Stay-At-Home Orders
19 replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/8/2020 4:40:42 AM Post Reply
As governors around the country release executive orders to shelter-in-place, many are bracing for the irreparable harm caused by closing businesses and keeping people at home. The job loss numbers are expected to be as high as 47 million with unemployment at 31 percent when all is said and done. But lawmakers must also consider the secondary effects of containing the virus. Every measure taken to decrease risk of the virus spreading increases risk in other areas, such as domestic violence. This is the reality and burden of leadership. The longer local economies are shut down and people are out of work and afraid
Finally, justice for George Cardinal Pell 6 replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/8/2020 4:16:28 AM Post Reply
Thank God. Cardinal George Pell has been exonerated. Justice has been done at last. A good priest, falsely accused and railroaded through a politically motivated police investigation and an unfair trial, can walk free during Holy Week. An innocent man persecuted as the reviled scapegoat for all the sins of the Catholic Church is free of the most disgusting and implausible charges of child rape after Australia’s highest court Tuesday dismissed the convictions against the Vatican’s former chief financial officer.
New York Magazine has a
recommendation to improve
Biden’s podcast: Less Biden
6 replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/8/2020 4:11:37 AM Post Reply
New York Magazine’s Will Leitch is rooting for Biden to win the 2020 election, but that doesn’t mean he can ignore the obvious: Biden’s podcast is really terrible. Leitch writes that he has found it nearly impossible to get through the two episodes that exist thus far and says the fact that the podcast is so bad worries him. If the leading Democratic contender can’t manage a podcast, how can he possibly win an election?
Appeals court allows Texas to ban most
abortions during coronavirus pandemic
11 replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/8/2020 4:06:44 AM Post Reply
A federal appeals court ruled 2-1 on Tuesday to allow Texas to block most abortion services during the coronavirus pandemic. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott ordered health care facilities on March 22 to postpone all procedures deemed “not medically necessary” as the state geared up for an influx of patients suffering from COVID-19. One day later, Texas Attorney General (AG) Ken Paxton said that abortions should not be performed unless the mother’s life is in danger, as the order -- set to expire April 21 -- should be interpreted to cover abortion clinics. As a result, Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas said they had canceled hundreds of abortions.
Birx says government is classifying
all deaths of patients with coronavirus as
'COVID-19' deaths, regardless of cause
24 replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/8/2020 4:01:55 AM Post Reply
The federal government is classifying the deaths of patients infected with the coronavirus as COVID-19 deaths, regardless of any underlying health issues that could have contributed to the loss of someone's life. Dr. Deborah Birx, the response coordinator for the White House coronavirus task force, said the federal government is continuing to count the suspected COVID-19 deaths, despite other nations doing the opposite. "There are other countries that if you had a pre-existing condition, and let's say the virus caused you to go to the ICU [intensive care unit] and then have a heart or kidney problem," she said during a Tuesday news briefing at the White House. "Some countries are recording
The Privilege of Saira
Rao and Regina Jackson
16 replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/7/2020 4:51:52 AM Post Reply
Saira Rao and Regina Jackson run Race to Dinner, a for-profit organization that charges white women $2,500 per roundtable struggle session to examine their complicity in institutional racism. Penguin Random House, one of the largest publishers in the United States, gave the two women of color a book deal for their forthcoming tome White Women: Everything You Already Know about Your Own Racism and How to Get Better. Rao, a former congressional candidate and the daughter of two Indian immigrants, called the book a treatise “on all things white women.” That a major American publishing house thought this subject appropriate for a substantial book deal
Beware bug-breeding
reusable grocery bags
22 replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/7/2020 4:32:49 AM Post Reply
City Councilman Mark Gjonaj is rightly pushing to set aside the city’s new 5-cent fee on paper bags at grocery stores and the like in the face of the coronavirus threat. The Bronx Democrat, who heads the Small Business Committee, say he’s behind the fee in principle “to encourage New Yorkers to use the more environmentally friendly option of reusable bags in normal times, but the science is clear: Reusable bags are more susceptible to carrying the coronavirus.” Right: Reusable bags in fact are a scientifically proven breeding grounds for germs — something no one needs during a pandemic. (And if you wash your bag obsessively, it’s using up more resources
Here’s how your next trip
to Walmart will be different
13 replies
Posted by MissMolly 4/7/2020 4:27:44 AM Post Reply
Large retail stores are tweaking store policies in order to better manage the risk of exposure to the coronavirus for both customers and employees. The next time you make a run to Walmart or Target for some essentials, your shopping experience will be different. The new policies were enacted Saturday. The biggest change announced by both retailers is the limit on the number of shoppers allowed into the stores at one time. Walmart has a more specific policy than Target, at least as both stores released statements on the change. Walmart is going with a 20% policy – five customers per 1,000 square feet in the store.
Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)
Pope says coronavirus pandemic could
be nature's response to climate crisis
55 replies
Posted by NorthernDog 4/8/2020 1:41:40 PM Post Reply
Rome - Pope Francis has said the coronavirus pandemic is one of "nature's responses" to humans ignoring the current ecological crisis. In an email interview published Wednesday in The Tablet and Commonwealth magazines, the pontiff said the outbreak offered an opportunity to slow down the rate of production and consumption and to learn to understand and contemplate the natural world. "We did not respond to the partial catastrophes. Who now speaks of the fires in Australia, or remembers that 18 months ago a boat could cross the North Pole because the glaciers had all melted? Who speaks now of the floods?"
Bernie Sanders Is Suspending
His Presidential Campaign
38 replies
Posted by NorthernDog 4/8/2020 11:37:32 AM Post Reply
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said Wednesday he is suspending his 2020 presidential campaign, bowing to the commanding delegate lead former Vice President Joe Biden has established. Sanders made the announcement during an all-staff conference call. He will give public remarks at 11:45 a.m. ET, his campaign says. Sanders' decision comes weeks after the coronavirus pandemic upended the Democratic race. The worsening outbreak delayed primary contests and the party's nominating convention and has halted all in-person campaigning, forcing the two candidates to hold virtual events from their respective homes. Sanders suspended his campaign after voters went to the polls Tuesday
Watch: New Yorkers Asked If They’d
Choose ‘Longer, More Severe’ Crisis If
It Means Trump Loses The Election
36 replies
Posted by Imright 4/8/2020 5:28:27 PM Post Reply
In his latest digital short, filmmaker Ami Horowitz took to the unusually empty streets of New York City, the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, to ask residents if they would be willing to “make a deal”: have the country suffer a longer, more severe crisis if it means that Donald Trump will definitely lose the election. A majority of the people Horowitz talked with said it was a “hard” decision, but opted for a more damaging, deadly pandemic just so long as Trump is defeated in November.For his latest installment of “Ami On the Loose,” Horowitz went to the East Village to offer his potentially deadly deal (video below).
EXCLUSIVE: Linda Tripp, the Clinton sex
scandal whistleblower who secretly recorded
private phone calls with Monica Lewinksy,
dies at age 70 'after being
diagnosed with pancreatic cancer less than a week ago'
36 replies
Posted by ScarletPimpernel 4/8/2020 3:44:35 PM Post Reply
Linda Tripp died this morning with her husband and daughter at her bedside, DailyMail.com has learned. Tripp, whose taped conversations with Monica Lewinsky nearly brought down the Clinton presidency, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer less than a week ago when she took herself to hospital suffering from stomach pains. Husband Dieter Rausch and their daughter Allison Foley were the only relatives allowed to be in Tripp's room in the ICU due to coronavirus protocols. Speaking exclusively to DailyMail.com Diane Spreadbury, one of Tripp's closest friends for more than two decades, described her as, 'A wonderful person.'
Report: Trump Is Poised to Sack 7 Inspectors
General ‘in One Fell Swoop’
32 replies
Posted by ladydawgfan 4/8/2020 2:05:16 PM Post Reply
On Tuesday night, Real Clear Politics’ Susan Crabtree reported her sources have confirmed that President Trump is firing seven inspectors general “in one fell swoop.” She believes the group will include IGs who were appointed by either President Obama or a previous administration. She wrote that the President “wants his own people in those positions now” and noted that, during his briefing on Tuesday afternoon, he said he had “put in seven names.” [Tweet] Crabtree indicated this group includes Intelligence Community IG Michael Atkinson, who received the whistleblower complaint last August. After the acting DNI, the general counsel of the DNI and the DOJ Office of Legal Counsel
Obamacare architect calls for 18-month
complete national lockdown: ‘The truth is,
we have no choice’
32 replies
Posted by ladydawgfan 4/8/2020 10:38:12 AM Post Reply
Dr. Zeke Emanuel — the architect of the bloated Obamacare legislation — essentially called for an 18-month national lockdown to stem the coronavirus outbreak. Ezekiel Emanuel was the former health-policy adviser under Barack Obama. He’s also the brother of former Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel, who was Obama’s White House chief of staff. Zeke Emanuel has been spent his entire medical career in academia or government, so it’s safe to say that he doesn’t have to worry about missing a paycheck during a nationwide shutdown. Like fellow government bureaucrat Dr. Anthony Fauci, Emanuel offered a bleak picture of America’s future. “Realistically, COVID-19 will be here for the next 18 months or more,” Emanuel told MSNBC.
God Help Us All:
Dr. Fauci Knows
Exactly What He's Doing
31 replies
Posted by Magnante 4/8/2020 7:06:50 AM Post Reply
Last Thursday, the scientific mastermind behind the economic carnage and spirit-crushing isolation now constituting the two main pillars of America's ingenious new public health strategy delivered some bad news. Dr. Fauci says we'll have to keep living like this until the virus is eradicated. Even if "virus" isn't his nickname for the American people, following his advice still means a long, grueling haul. The economic shutdown and social confinement oppressing us have to continue for at least the minimum estimated 18 months it will take to develop a vaccine for COVID-19.
Ginsburg blasts Supremes’ ruling as
jeopardizing voters’ safety; Pelosi says
SCOTUS is ‘undermining our democracy’
30 replies
Posted by ladydawgfan 4/8/2020 9:16:24 AM Post Reply
Late Monday night, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Wisconsin cannot accept absentee votes that are mailed in and postmarked after the Tuesday primary and general judicial election date. The 5-4 decision was reached in an ideological manner, with the majority conservative bloc unanimous in their opposition to the state’s Democrat effort to extend the deadline by six days for absentee ballots. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote a fierce dissenting opinion on behalf of the court’s liberal wing. Democrats had claimed that the absentee ballot extension was needed to safeguard voters in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. “Extending the date by which ballots may be cast by voters —
Howard Dean says he's boycotting MSNBC
appearances until network stops airing
Trump pressers
29 replies
Posted by Imright 4/8/2020 12:20:56 AM Post Reply
Former Democratic National Committee (DNC) chair Howard Dean has taken a stance against MSNBC, vowing not to appear on the network unless it skips President Trump's daily coronavirus press briefings.There has been a growing chorus of critics who are calling on media outlets not to air the White House briefings live, accusing the president of "misinformation" and "lying," and condemning his attacks on reporters, as well as his ongoing praise for the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for the virus.Dean took to Twitter on Tuesday to challenge the network and urged others to join him.
By Picking Joe Biden, Democrats
Are Kissing Their Future Goodbye
25 replies
Posted by NorthernDog 4/8/2020 7:14:29 PM Post Reply
A generation of Democrats is haunted by the party’s infamous 1968 convention in Chicago. After one of the most tumultuous presidential primaries in US history—in which the incumbent Lyndon Johnson withdrew from the race, in which Bobby Kennedy built a multiracial working-class coalition before he was shot and killed, and in which the young college students and activists of the New Left rallied behind Eugene McCarthy, all against the backdrop of urban riots, Vietnam, and a breakaway segregationist faction—the Democratic establishment chose to nominate Johnson’s vice president, Hubert Humphrey, to maintain its control over the party. Student demonstrators
WHO director hits back at Trump
threat to defund agency
25 replies
Posted by JunkYardDog 4/8/2020 12:38:37 PM Post Reply
The head of the World Health Organization took aim at President Trump’s criticism of the agency on Wednesday, telling him and other world leaders not to politicize the coronavirus crisis “if you don’t want many more body bags.” “If you don’t want many more body bags you refrain from politicizing it – please quarantine politicizing COVID,” WHO Director Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters when asked about Trump’s criticism. Trump has accused the U.N. agency of being "very China centric" and claimed they "really blew it" in their initial response to the pandemic -- including the agency's criticism of his ban on foreign national from China.
Pelosi Urges Colleagues: ‘During This Holy
Season for People of Many Faiths,
Let Us Pray…’
24 replies
Posted by Imright 4/8/2020 10:48:45 AM Post Reply
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) sent a letter to her colleagues in the House of Representatives on Monday that explained a new system for submitting official documents by email and then urged members to pray for those suffering from and combating the COVID-19 pandemic.“Beginning Tuesday, staff must electronically submit all Floor documents—including bills, resolutions, co-sponsors and extensions of remarks—to a dedicated and secure email system, rather than to deliver these materials by hand to staff in the Speaker’s Lobby or Cloakrooms,” Pelosi said in her letter. She closed her letter with these words:
Post New Article