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Another resource - Whitehouse pool reports
kinja.com/poolreports
There seems to be a regular cycle of reports here. Late evening the day before there is a schedule for the next day. Then a series of either official announcements, a report of "what happened" in a briefing or event. Repeat cycle. I looked for an RSS feed and could not find one - maybe you have to sign in.

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The "fine people" hoax and how to combat it
blog.dilbert.com/2019/04/30/th
Scott Adams has had several discussions about this hoax and has found the rebuttals following a specific order. Here's that order and what you can say at each step. It includes links to relevant information as well.

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Happy Birthday to "The Rocky Horror Picture Show"
broadway.com/buzz/171159/happy
First shown on August 14, 1975 in London (45 years ago).

Let's do the time warp again!

Another EO affecting ByteDance / TikTok
publicpool.kinja.com/subject-o
In this case not allowing the purchase of musical.ly to continue operations in the US etc.

Docker getting rid of old containers
theregister.com/2020/08/14/doc
A mere 15PB of data hasn't been used by free tier users in over 6 months. You can keep the data if
(1) you use it (push or pull) OR
(2) you pay $5/month for an account
Seems reasonable considering the hundreds of $K / month to store the inactive data.

RIP - HG Wells
biography.com/writer/hg-wells
Died on August 13, 1946 from "unspecified causes". Author of several great books including "War of the Worlds", "The Time Machine", and "The Island of Doctor Moreau".

A fine socialist.

Nine philosophers write about GPT-3
dailynous.com/2020/07/30/philo
All nine together in one long article. Each one take a slightly different look at the product from OpenAI.

Never fear!
broughtbyvaccines.com
Vaccines (by GSK) will give you your life back.

The "Today Show" had advertising from this organization pointing you to this site.

White House recommendations on school openings
whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uplo
This list seems reasonable - but I expect them to be ignored by many districts.

One thing I noted is that there is no mention of sanitizing the facility. Perhaps a recognition that contact spread is unlikely.

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"Sue" (a T-Rex) was discovered on this day 30 years ago
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sue_(din
Found in South Dakota, it now is at the Field Museum in Chicago.

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Robots Read News about the option of using inexpensive, over-the-counter paper strip tests to tame the pandemic.
twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/sta

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This kid is turning out to be quite the tricker. Not so bashful anymore.

And, he's right! 🤣🤣🤣

twitter.com/N1ckSandmann/statu

@adam @MoeFactz
I was just listening to the August 1 episode about 45 Savage and then found this
spectator.us/donald-trump-mad-
A doctor noting that the criteria for narcissism in the DSM does not imply a mental health issue. There are other criteria that must be met to do a proper diagnosis (and they are not).

Yet another fine AF Branco cartoon
comicallyincorrect.com/a-f-bra
How Trump is trying to save the people and not the states.

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Benny (@bennyjohnson)
3 VERY IMPORTANT THINGS about this photo of Joe Biden calling Kamala to offer her VP spot:

1. Biden has to read from a script that is clearly visible
2. Biden does not know how to hold an iPhone (it’s upside down)
3. The cartoon on Biden’s desk is a man screaming “WHY ME?!” t.co/UJt4lruf40

What? Black cop assaulted by people chanting "Black Lives Matter"
jsonline.com/story/communities
Somehow this hasn't reached the M5M. A cop in Wauwatosa Wisconsin was assaulted at his home and someone used a shotgun on his rear door.

A Swedish doctor perspective on COVID
sebastianrushworth.com/2020/08
Note in particular the section talking about antibody tests. They are easy to do but a person could have immunity from "T-cells" and have low or no antibody counts. T-cell tests are hard so they are rarely done.

See the link near the end to the follow up article. This describes a discrepancy between the two measures (antibody versus T-cells) which is striking.

Pay for play in Colorado
coloradosun.com/2020/08/10/jar
In this case, Governor Polis' office has a few people with six figure salaries paid for by private companies. The monies are laundered through foundations so there isn't much insight into who is making payments.

Apparently this has been going on for about 40 years - but the M5M seems to ignore it.

PS: I think some anti Hickenlooper ads are making reference to his use of these monies.

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