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  • Starving, angry and cannibalistic: America's rats are getting desperate amid coronavirus pandemic

    05/26/2020 6:37:49 PM PDT · by absalom01 · 21 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | April 13, 2020 | Dartunorro Clark
    America's rats are being hit hard by the coronavirus. As millions of Americans shelter indoors to combat the deadly virus, which has claimed over 21,000 U.S. lives, many businesses — including restaurants and grocery stores — have closed or limited operations, cutting off many rodents' main sources for food. On deserted streets across the country, rats are in dire survival mode, experts say. "If you take rats that have been established in the area or somebody's property and they're doing well, the reason they're doing well is because they're eating well," Bobby Corrigan, an urban rodentologist, told NBC News. "Ever...
  • James Carville: Trump Is Going to Get His ‘Fat A** Beat’

    05/22/2020 4:59:39 AM PDT · by yardboyd · 79 replies
    American Priority ^ | 5/22/2020 | John Sciulli
    Appearing Thursday on The Stuttering John Podcast, former lead strategist for Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign, James Carville, predicted in a wild rant that President Donald Trump will get his “fat ass beat” by former Vice President Joe Biden in the November election and claimed Republicans will even attempt to rig the match-up. A partial transcript is as follows: JOHN MELENDEZ: Trump is essentially — the whole administration is a snake oil salesman, correct? What’s going on here? Tell me. JAMES CARVILLE: What’s going on is [Trump] is going to get his ass beat. He’s going to get his...
  • Politics of snitching: Dems more likely than Republicans to report neighbors during pandemic

    05/04/2020 6:33:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies ^ | 5/1/2020 | Carrie Sheffield
    Democrats are far more likely than Republicans to say they'd report neighbors for holding a social gathering in violation of coronavirus stay-at-home orders, according to a new Just the News Daily Poll with Scott Rasmussen. "There is a huge partisan difference," Rasmussen said. "By a 44% to 31% margin, a plurality of Democrats would turn in their neighbors. By a 60% to 25% margin, Republicans would not. Independents are evenly divided. Other data I’ve released shows that a plurality of Republicans now believe the worst of the pandemic is behind us. Democrats strongly disagree."
  • Chinese people bred huge wild RATS for their 'nutritious' meat, came up with dozens of ways to cook them and celebrated '100 reasons to eat them' - before they were banned due to coronavirus

    04/20/2020 8:42:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 75 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 20, 2020 | Billie Thompson
    For many people, rats are unwanted guests in the house. But in China, they can be a delicacy on the dining table. Chinese bamboo rats, a possible coronavirus carrier, have been a sought-after food source in the country for centuries and hailed for their 'nutritional value'. Tens of thousands of farmers raised them, chefs cooked them in dozens of ways and web users celebrated '100 reasons to eat them' - until the pandemic brought the trade to a standstill.
  • Real rat-ioning! Rodents are becoming CANNIBALS as coronavirus restaurant closures leave a shortage of scraps, expert says

    04/14/2020 4:08:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 14,2020 | Megan Sheets
    Rats are turning to cannibalism and warring over territories as coronavirus shutdowns create a shortage of food scraps, an expert says. Urban rodentologist Bobby Corrigan has described how the COVID-19 pandemic is sending America's rats into survival mode as stay-at-home orders prompt thousands of restaurants and other businesses to close, cutting off vital vermin food sources. Ravenous rats are now turning on each other in the fight to stay fed - engaging in cannibalism, infanticide and death matches during gruesome turf wars.
  • Drug-seeking Rats Ditch Opioids for Socializing After Brain Area Activation

    04/10/2020 10:20:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Technology Networks ^ | Apr 06, 2020
    A new study conducted in rats shows that animals ignore social contact in favor of highly addictive opioid drugs. Researchers went on to show that this drug-seeking behavior could be reversed by stimulating a region of the brain. Researchers in the Arizona State University Department of Psychology previously used an animal model of opioid addiction and empathy to show that animals stopped prosocial behaviors - helping another animal - when heroin was available. The same research group has now shown that activating the anterior insula restored prosocial behaviors in opioid-addicted animals. The study will be published in Social Neuroscience and...
  • Rats swarm New Orleans' streets as coronavirus precautions leave them empty

    03/28/2020 2:18:21 PM PDT · by Libloather · 98 replies
    See BS 'News' ^ | 3/28/20
    Precautions put in place to slow the rise of coronavirus cases in New Orleans has inadvertently led to a rat problem for the Louisiana city. With restaurants closed save for take-out service, far less food waste is being discarded in the city's alleyways, driving the local rodent population out into the open to search for scraps. New Orleans' famous Mardi Gras celebration brought thousands of tourists to the city, and medical experts believe it might be a big factor in the city's COVID-19 outbreak. Now with Bourbon Street's famous bars all closed and people social distancing, videos show dozens of...
  • Senate deal would block Pentagon from using coronavirus funds on border wall

    03/25/2020 4:34:11 PM PDT · by Trump.Deplorable · 24 replies
    The Hillary ^ | 03/25/2020 | Rebecca Kheel
    The massive stimulus package awaiting a vote in the Senate would prohibit the Pentagon from shifting $10.5 billion in coronavirus funding to a counter-drug account it has been using to fund President Trump’s southern border wall. According to bill text released by the Senate Appropriations Committee, the bill would allow the Pentagon to transfer the coronavirus funds to other accounts “except for ‘Drug Interdiction and Counter-Drug Activities, Defense.’” The stimulus deal agreed to early Wednesday by the White House and Senate leaders would provide the Pentagon a total of $10.5 billion. That includes $1.5 billion for the National Guard and...
  • Worldometer: 49,594 Diagnosed COVID-19 Cases in US - 52% in New York State - 622 Deaths

    03/24/2020 10:27:45 AM PDT · by dalight · 67 replies
    Coronavirus Cases: 49,594 Deaths: 622 The rate of case Growth may be slowing dramatically.
  • Nancy Pelosi Proposes 1,120-Page Coronavirus Bill Stuffed with Special Interest Goodies

    03/23/2020 1:18:16 PM PDT · by DOC44 · 122 replies
    Increased fuel emission standards for airlines receiving funds and carbon offsets: Payment for up to $10,000 in student loans Same-day voter registration, early voting, voting by mail, ballot harvesting The expansion of wind and solar tax credits. Automatic extension of nonimmigrant visas. and much more at link
  • Dumped amid coronavirus, former Bloomberg campaign aides sue for pay and benefits

    03/23/2020 1:22:43 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 23, 2020 | by Sharon Bernstein
    Former organizers for Michael Bloomberg’s unsuccessful presidential bid sued the billionaire’s campaign on Monday, saying he laid them off amid the global coronavirus pandemic after promising pay and benefits through the November election. Employees resigned from good jobs to take positions with Bloomberg’s campaign, and they now face unemployment and the loss of their health insurance in the midst of the spreading virus, field organizers Alexis Sklair, Sterling Rettke and Nathaniel Brown said in their complaint, one of two proposed class action lawsuits potentially representing thousands of workers. “They promised salaries nearly double that of other campaigns,” alleged their complaint,...
  • SHOCK: Dem Stock Coronavirus Package With Green New Deal Handouts, Post Office Bailout, Union Cash

    03/23/2020 11:03:56 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 110 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | March 23, 2020 | Emily Zanotti
    <p>The Democrats, led by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), pulled an eleventh hour political move Sunday night, voting to pull a massive coronavirus recovery package after spending days negotiating with Republicans and top administration officials, in order to produce their own hastily constructed stimulus bill packed with handouts to Democratic constituencies.</p>
  • Democrats Have Imploded on Holding Trump Accountable

    03/20/2020 6:24:06 PM PDT · by Libloather · 33 replies
    Washingtonian ^ | 3/20/20 | Benjamin Wofford
    It’s official: Democrats have completely blown the messaging around coronavirus. **SNIP** Let’s examine the most recent window of exposure - the past eight days. On March 12, the New York Times ran the following headline: “The President as Bystander: Trump Struggles to Unify a Nation on Edge.” Anyone who read this would have thought, just as I did, that Trump’s goose was cooked. But in the next eight days, Americans heard little from Nancy Pelosi beyond bill negotiations. They heard little in the way of indictments from Joe Biden. They’ve heard nothing from the DNC. The scattered criticisms on the...
  • Google responds after Democrat Party logo in search, changes from donkey to a RAT

    03/17/2020 2:57:06 PM PDT · by kevcol · 36 replies
    Bzpac Review ^ | March 17, 2020 | Victor Rantala
    Prankster vandals with a fine appreciation for animal traits may have taken it upon themselves Monday to update the Democrat logo on the Google results page for “Democratic Party”–from the tired old red, white, and blue donkey to a more suitable rat. . . . Interestingly, a Google spokesperson told Mashable that the Democrat Party has only themselves to blame because they hadn’t claimed their “Knowledge Panel,” an info box on the right side of the search results page
  • Hurry, Search Google for Democrat party before they fix it!!

    03/16/2020 2:39:50 PM PDT · by MNDude · 107 replies
    It is perfect!
  • Sanders warns Obama against endorsing Biden

    03/04/2020 6:09:57 PM PST · by Libloather · 45 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/04/20 | Susan Ferrechio
    Sen. Bernie Sanders, battered from his defeat in many Super Tuesday contests, warned President Barack Obama not to endorse Joe Biden, Obama’s former vice president who is now running neck and neck with Sanders for the Democratic nomination. “I have not the slightest doubt that there is enormous pressure on President Obama to jump into this race and support Joe Biden,” Sanders said during a press conference about the status of his campaign. Sanders told reporters he backed Obama’s pledge to support the Democrat who wins the nomination and his private assurances that he would not get involved in the...
  • Maureen Dowd: “Trump Makes Us Ill”

    03/01/2020 11:39:34 PM PST · by seanmerc · 74 replies
    New York Times ^ | 29 Feb 2020 | Maureen Dowd
    Donald Trump was right. Germs are scary. For three decades, I talked to Trump about his fear of germs. When I interviewed him at the Trump Tower restaurant during the 2016 race, the famous germophobe had a big hospital-strength bottle of hand sanitizer on the table, next to my salad, ready to squirt. He told me about the nightmarish feeling he had when a man emerged from the bathroom in a restaurant with wet hands and shook his hand. He couldn’t eat afterward. Today, in a stunning twist of fate, germs are infecting his presidency and threatening a bad prognosis...
  • Now it's Salad Rat! Vermin is spotted hauling an empty carton along NYC subway tracks

    02/06/2020 8:57:44 AM PST · by C19fan · 20 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 6, 2020 | Rachel Sharp
    First there was Pizza Rat. Then there was Bagel Rat. Donut Rat even made an appearance one day. It seems the furry creatures can't get enough of New York's penchant for fast food. But New Yorkers aren't the only ones embracing a so-called 'New Year, New Me' health kick as Salad Rat has arrived on the scene. The healthy vermin was spotted hauling a salad bowl along subway tracks on Wednesday.
  • Adam Schiff wants to devote one week to hearing impeachment witnesses

    01/30/2020 6:08:26 PM PST · by Libloather · 81 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/30/20 | Bob Fredericks
    Rep. Adam Schiff on Thursday delivered a last-minute pitch to have witnesses in President Trump’s Senate impeachment trial. Schiff said that he wants one week devoted to closed-door depositions from witnesses in the trial as senators prepare to vote on the matter Friday. “I will make an offer to opposing counsel, who says this will stretch on indefinitely if you decide to have a single witness,” Schiff, the lead House impeachment manager, told senators. “Let’s cabin the depositions to one week. I think we can. I think we should. I think we must,” the California Democrat added. Trump’s legal team...
  • House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Went On An Insane Rant – If The Senate Votes To Aquit Pres. Trump, He “Will Not Be Acquitted”

    01/30/2020 3:06:34 PM PST · by USA Conservative · 112 replies
    Conservative US ^ | 01.30.2020 | Natalie Dagenhardt
    Democrats leadership are the most corrupt politicians in the history of our country and we the people are being abused by them. Every time our country makes significant success the Dems are here to ruin that. They were well aware that when President Trump won in 2016 our country will get stronger. They didn’t have any political results so they push for a plain simple witch hunt against our President. Democrats have been searching for ways to impeach President Donald Trump since before he was elected, a Democratic congressman Al Green (D-Texas) said in early January, and the Ukraine situation...