Covid data

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom has from the start said his coronavirus policy decisions would be driven by data shared with the public to provide maximum transparency.

But with the state starting to emerge from its worst surge, his administration won’t disclose key information that will help determine when his latest stay-at-home order is lifted.


State health officials said they rely on a very complex set of measurements that would confuse and potentially mislead the public if they were made public.

Dr. Lee Riley, chairman of the University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health infectious disease division, disagreed.

“There is more uncertainty created by NOT releasing the data that only the state has access to,” he said in an email. Its release would allow outside experts to assess its value for projecting trends and the resulting decisions on lifting restrictions, he wrote.

Apple

“Early-stage venture capital firm Harlem Capital will receive a $10 million investment over two decades as part of Apple’s diversity push.” — CNBC

Capitol incursion

The fury first got started when potential (and the traditional) Trump 2024 GOP opponents saw an opportunity and cast Election Integrity lawsuits and investigations as an “attack on democracy” to score political points.  Trump was obviously not the only one that questioned the 2020 elections.

In a similar vein and not that unusual in the political game, the current VP elect called her own President elect a racist in the 2020 primaries over his use of “racial jungle” to oppose integrated schools, and “super predators” to describe young Black men to advance a crime bill.  It has been reported that HRC used the same language. So it is not unheard of for party infighting.


Then later, the same Trump GOP opponents saw another opportunity when they were the very first to cast Trumps’ Capitol rally  words as “inciting a riot”. Democrats and the Media (sometimes referred to as Fake News by Trump) then saw that opportunity and jumped on it. As of today, another impeachment trial is looming.

The angst continues today as more and more people and organizations are deleted and cancelled from tech payment and message platforms.

So, the latest debate questions what exactly is inciting violence and what is protected speech. 


The debate over so-called “private” companies being able to set their own rules and regulations regarding speech, behavior, and membership continues.  Even Obama insisted, “you didn’t build that”.  The idea is that there is no completely private organization if it participates in the public sphere and marketplace and the laws and regulations.

2020 Elections and Shopify

Shopify does not tolerate actions that incite violence.

Based on recent events, we have determined that the actions by President Donald J. Trump violate our Acceptable Use Policy, which prohibits promotion or support of organizations, platforms or people that threaten or condone violence to further a cause.

As a result, we have terminated stores affiliated with President Trump”

US inner cities

Maybe no other GOP theme was more important than the misery index in many US inner cities that have been under Democrat rule for decades.

Disproportionately impacting minorities and the poor.


Biden/Harris never said a word.  The front and center topic was never raised in the Democratic primaries or in the debates.

The Media now wants us to believe that comfortable White suburban college educated women were willing to throw away all of the progress the Trump admin made on this paramount issue and others just because they don’t like Trump’s style?

Elections do have consequences for the voter and their fellow citizens.

If Biden wins, he must keep up the pressure on this issue.  There can be nothing worse than to fear for your own safety in your own neighborhood.

Maybe the fear of war is worse.