Thursday too

12.  Virus and stats

Two main ideas here:

… and:

Strikingly, the 10 countries with the highest COVID-19 mortality rates are large Western countries, including the US, UK, France, Spain, and Italy. The non-Western country with the highest mortality rate is Ecuador, ranked at #13. Ecuador only has 195 deaths/million, however, compared with the median of around 450 deaths/million in the “top 10”. No Asian countries make the top-20 list despite being close to the epicenter of the epidemic and having high population densities. No African country makes the list despite many having much traffic from China.

What do you conclude after reading the whole thing?

11.  True, dat

10.  This is about machinery, not politics

https://bustednuckles.com/2020/06/06/a-new-generation-of-crazies-comes-of-age/

9.  The Candace dilemma

Those who’ve been watching would know that Candace is a vocal black supporter of the GOP and Trump:

Setting aside that this is discriminatory and actionable, leaving aside it is outrageous in itself, it is also worrying in that no one seems to be capable of setting up a mass reach platform such as Twitter or even a mob like this GoFundMe.

This is partly because near bottomless venture funding is available to the Dorseys and Zuckerbergs to set up leftwing, Woke organisations under the guise of social media but it is withheld from conservatives.

Not just that but two other things – active measures to prevent, which requires collusion across the globe by likeminded people in key positions, which confirms that leftthink has managed to get itself installed everywhere and conservatives are maybe in a worse position than they think.

What do we have left to us?  For the moment – censored opinion on leftist social media platforms.

8. Zoom ties to China?

https://www.axios.com/zoom-closes-chinese-user-account-tiananmen-square-f218fed1-69af-4bdd-aac4-7eaf67f34084.html

The U.S. video-conferencing company Zoom closed the account of a group of prominent U.S.-based Chinese activists after they held a Zoom event commemorating the 31st anniversary of the June 4 Tiananmen Square Massacre, Axios has learned.

  • Why it matters: Zoom has faced growing scrutiny over security concerns and its ties to China.

Update: A Zoom spokesperson confirmed to Axios that the account had been closed “to comply with local law” and said it had now been re-activated.

[H/T Chuckles and haiku]

1 comment for “Thursday too

  1. Distant Relative
    June 11, 2020 at 18:38

    The Donald just told the ICC to get knotted. New EO

    Office of the Press Secretary
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    June 11, 2020
    EXECUTIVE ORDER

    BLOCKING PROPERTY OF CERTAIN PERSONS ASSOCIATED WITH THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT
    https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1271075714964520961.html

    https://twitter.com/ChanelRion/status/1271079132156264448
    JUST IN – President Trump imposing sanctions on International Criminal Court authorities who investigate or persecute US personnel without US consent.

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