The Lie Machine — The Z Blog

On an August night in 2016, Russell Orlando Courtier got into a dispute with Larnell Bruce Jr. in the parking lot of a convenience store in Oregon. Authorities are unsure what caused the dispute or why it escalated into a physical escalation. All they know is it ended when Courtier drove over a machete wielding…

via The Lie Machine — The Z Blog

If All You See… — Pirate’s Cove

…is frost caused by carbon pollution cold extreme weather, you might just be a Warmist The blog of the day is Chicks On The Right, with a post on some people having meltdowns over a patriotic motif on police cars. And that’s how they aerate greens, right?

via If All You See… — Pirate’s Cove

I’m thinking this course has a clinic right next to the snack bar.

Animal’s Daily Asset Forfeiture News — Animal Magnetism

It’s all about the Benjamins.NPR may have just have, like the proverbial blind hog, found an acorn. Excerpt: Law enforcement groups are worried about the shifting political climate on this (asset forfeiture) issue. “Our goal is to put a pause” on this legislation, says Dakota County Sheriff Tim Leslie. He says there’s a mushrooming meth…

via Animal’s Daily Asset Forfeiture News — Animal Magnetism

Another Reason To Stay Out Of The Hospital

The germ, a fungus called Candida auris, preys on people with weakened immune systems, and it is quietly spreading across the globe. Over the last five years, it has hit a neonatal unit in Venezuela, swept through a hospital in Spain, forced a prestigious British medical center to shut down its intensive care unit, and taken root in India, Pakistan and South Africa.

Recently C. auris reached New York, New Jersey and Illinois, leading the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to add it to a list of germs deemed “urgent threats.”

The man at Mount Sinai died after 90 days in the hospital, but C. auris did not. Tests showed it was everywhere in his room, so invasive that the hospital needed special cleaning equipment and had to rip out some of the ceiling and floor tiles to eradicate it.

“Everything was positive — the walls, the bed, the doors, the curtains, the phones, the sink, the whiteboard, the poles, the pump,” said Dr. Scott Lorin, the hospital’s president. “The mattress, the bed rails, the canister holes, the window shades, the ceiling, everything in the room was positive.”

C. auris is so tenacious, in part, because it is impervious to major antifungal medications, making it a new example of one of the world’s most intractable health threats: the rise of drug-resistant infections.



Oh, and fuck the NYT.

Rule Five Seattle’s Downhill Slide Friday — Animal Magnetism

The city of Seattle has been a friendly place for the homeless for quite a while now, thanks to its compassionate, enabling city government. That policy has yielded predictable results, and many city residents have damn well had enough. Excerpt: For the past five years, like many of its West Coast counterparts, Seattle has endured…

via Rule Five Seattle’s Downhill Slide Friday — Animal Magnetism

I watched the youtube in the article a week or two ago and its really good at showing you HOW Seattle is fucked, but it doesn’t really delve into WHY. The scenes they show of all the homeless encampments and mentally ill people wandering the streets there make you think you’re looking at Rio or some other third world country.