"And now we have this incident. I think someone needs to come out and say, ‘Hey guys, why are we looting Why are we stealing? Why are we creating more issues, more problems, stuff like that. Let’s get to the head of what’s really going on,'” Rodman added. “This is a bad, bad situation. You’ve got to protest in the right way. You don’t have to go and burn down things, steal things, burn things, stuff like that. We have to keep things together. We’ve got enough issues with the COVID virus right now. We have enough issues. But for this to happen right now, we just add to it. … [Read more...] about Dennis Rodman pleads for end to Floyd looting: ‘We’re not f–king animals’
How to create virus
Student of cybernetics, artist of control and chaos, user of inherited words going back to the Puritans, Pynchon implicates himself as semiotician with a late reference to William Burroughs, who thought language, enabler of restrictive codes and official lies, was the destructive human virus, so he cut up sentences and fragmented texts. Before quoting from Naked Lunch, Pynchon says, “I know what your editors want, exactly what they want. I am a traitor. I carry it with me. Your virus. Spread by your tireless Typhoid Marys.” Though diffuse, sometimes obscene, and obsessed with addiction like Naked Lunch, Gravity’s Rainbow does not as radically attack as Burroughs did the death-dealing language virus, the carrier of cultural repetition and repression. Pynchon gives editors and readers more of what he believes they want—more amusement and a more consistent argument about planetary life and death. Those features are why he speaks to us still. The last words of … [Read more...] about Thomas Pynchon Predicted the Pandemic in ‘Gravity’s Rainbow’—Now Aren’t You Sorry You Didn’t Read It?
The Department of the Interior, which oversees the National Park Service, has authorized park superintendents to limit operations as they see fit during the pandemic, given the nature of the park and local and state shelter-in-place rules. California’s more cautious approach to the coronavirus has led to later openings at most of its national parks. … [Read more...] about Yosemite to reopen Thursday in time for high season, but you’ll need a reservation
“We need a grown up in charge, because in states like mine you don’t have strong courageous leadership. You need that from the White House. And until we have that — and I don't think we're going to get that — I'm really, really worried for everyone in our country,” said Rep. Veronica EscobarVeronica EscobarHouse panel votes against curtailing Insurrection Act powers after heated debate Hispanic Caucus asks Trump to rescind invitation to Mexican president The Hill's Coronavirus Report: Sen. Amy Klobuchar says Trump is afraid of losing if voters can mail in ballots; US COVID-19 cases reach highest levels since April MORE (D-Texas). … [Read more...] about Democrats fear US already lost COVID-19 battle
The county added 250 beds at Santa Clara Convention Center for COVID-19 patients discharged from the hospital, Dr. Jennifer Tong, director of the county emergency operations center’s surge prep team said Thursday. Supply of ventilators is dynamic as hospitals receive and repair some supplies. Because of worldwide shortages, the focus is on local suppliers to fill gaps. … [Read more...] about Bay Area braces for coronavirus surge: Hospitals get ready to care for patients, protect workers