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Hier — 1 avril 2020Moon of Alabama

U.S. Virus Cases Are Off The Scale - But Its People Can Build A Movement From This

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The latest Financial Times graphic for covid-19 cases per country shows that the U.S. case numbers are now literally off the scale. Source - bigger When John Burn-Murdoch created that daily updated chart he did not anticipate that any country...
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Trump, Putin Will Discuss The End Of U.S. Shale Oil

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Three weeks ago, when the Russian and Saudi war on U.S. shale oil started, we wrote: In the first week of January crude oil reached $69/bl but it has since dropped to $45/bl as the coronavirus crisis destroyed the global...

The MoA Week In Review - Open Thread 2020-25

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Last week's posts at Moon of Alabama: Mar 23 - Coronavirus - How To Lift Lockdowns And Why We Should All Wear Masks Mar 26 - More Bits On The Corona Crisis Related: Instruction for making masks (pdf, in German...

It Is A Time Of Crisis And U.S. Foreign Policy Is Becoming Unhinged

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The Trump administration is reacting to the pandemic stress by lashing out at perceived internal and external enemies. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is leading the external onslaught. UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has called for an "immediate global ceasefire"...

Open Thread 2020-24

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The post I worked on today didn't pan out. Please use yesterday's thread for further discussion of the pandemic. Other stuff can go here ...

More Bits On The Corona Crisis

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Donald Trump's MAGA is successful. The U.S. is providing the world with another example of its great exceptionalism. In a few days it will have the greatest number of Covid-19 cases and the greatest number of casualties of the disease....

Netanyahoo's Corona Coup

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Israel's prime minister Benjamin Netanyahoo has used the corona crisis to launch a coup. Netanyahoo has served as caretaker prime minister since December 2018. Three parliament elections have since ended in stalemate. The first two, in April and September 2019,...

Open Thread 2020-23

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News & views ...

Coronavirus - How To Lift Lockdowns And Why We Should All Wear Masks

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While the U.S. president continues to blame China there are more signs that the outbreak started elsewhere: Some question why Italy was caught off guard when the virus outbreak was revealed on Feb. 21. Remuzzi says he is now hearing...

The MoA Week In Review - Open Thread 2020-22

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Last week's posts at Moon of Alabama: Mar 16 - The Pandemic Will Cause A Global Depression - We Need Demand Side Measures To Counter It Mar 17 - Coronavirus - A Lockdown Is Not Enough Mar 19 - False...

Coronavirus - On Western Government Failures And Possible Therapies

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The U.S. intelligence services fear to come under questioning for not raising enough warning about the novel coronavirus pandemic. To prevent any criticism they asked their favored stenographers to write an exculpating piece. Thus the Washington Post headlines: U.S. intelligence...

Congress Grifters Profit From Crisis

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Grifters know well that every crisis is also a chance to make money. The U.S. Congress is, like most parliaments, full of grifters. Its is therefore not astonishing to learn that some Congress members used the early information about the...

The Blog Crossed A Remarkable Milestone

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At about 13:00 UTC/GMT today traffic to this blog crossed the line of 50,000,000 pageviews. Moon of Alabama was created on June 30 2004 after Billmon's legendary Whiskey Bar closed its public comments sections. This site was not supposed to...

2020 Presidential Election Thread 06

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Please keep anything related to the election in this thread.

False Claims About The Novel Coronavirus And How To Debunk Them

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Today China reported zero new domestic cases of novel coronavirus infections. It has beaten the epidemic just as we predicted early on. Other countries with still expanding epidemics will have to adopt all the measures China has taken to also...

Justice Department Drops Case Against 'Russian Influence Campaign' While New Fake Claims Arise

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The Justice Department dropped its case against a Russian company which was alleged of influencing the 2016 elections. But as one false claim about Russian influence campaigns is now thoroughly debunked new nonsensical claims about alleged Russian influence campaigns arise....

Justice Department Drops Case Against 'Russian Influence Campaign' While New Fake Claims Arise

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The Justice Department dropped its case against a Russian company which was alleged of influencing the 2016 elections. But as one false claim about Russian influence campaigns is now thoroughly debunked new nonsensical claims about alleged Russian influence campaigns arise....

Open Thread 2020-21

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Please post anything related to the U.S. election in the 2020 Election Thread. Other news and views can be posted here.

Coronavirus - A Lockdown Is Not Enough

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Dr. Carl Juaneau, who is specialized in epidemiology, has pointed me to a page where he collects useful information about the novel Coronavirus Sars-CoV-2 and the current pandemic it causes. COVID-19: Why America May Be Hit Hard for 3-4 Months...

The Pandemic Will Cause A Global Depression - We Need Demand Side Measures To Counter It

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Last week's post on Boeing ended with this line: The pandemic, and the global depression it will cause, now make it certain that Boeing will have to ask for a gigantic government bailout or go into bankruptcy. With most flights...

2020 Presidential Election Thread 05

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There is a debate tonight. Matt Taibbi has some thoughts about it: Bernie’s Last Chance Heading into a one-on-one debate with Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders should not go gentle into that good night Please keep anything related to the election...

The MoA Week In Review - Open Thread 2020-20

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Last week's posts at Moon of Alabama: Mar 9 - Is The Coronavirus Really More Dangerous Than The Flu? Mar 11 - Coronavirus - The Hidden Cases - Why We Must Shut Everything Down And Do It Now Mar 13...

On Toilet Paper

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Several decades ago I was tank soldier and my unit went to a training area at the coast of Wales, Great Britain. There were several tank shooting ranges and the Brits had built some very simple outhouses for those who...

Iraq's Resistance Reveals How U.S. Troops Will Be Removed From Its Country

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Yesterday the U.S. attacked five sites in Iraq and killed 3 Iraqi soldiers of the 19th Division, two policeman and a civilian. The strikes came after some 10+ rockets, fired by unknown people, had hit the joint base Camp Tali...

News-Nugget About The Coronavirus Pandemic

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Excerpts from three current pieces about the novel coronavirus pandemic. NPR: White House Knew Coronavirus Would Be A 'Major Threat' — But Response Fell Short In the case of Alex Azar, [the head of Health and Human Services], he did...

Why Is The U.S. Launching A New War On Iraq?

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On January 3 the U.S. assassinated the Iranian Quds Force commander Qassem Suleimani and the deputy chairman of Iraq's Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) Abu Mahdi al Muhandis near the airport of Baghdad. In response to the infraction of Iraq's sovereignty...

A Year After The Second MAX Crashed Boeing Is Faced With Ruin

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On top of the damage that misguided shareholder value policy caused to Boeing will now come the effects of an unprecedented pandemic. Together they may well signal the end of a once great company. On March 10 2019 Ethiopian Airlines...

Coronavirus - The Hidden Cases - Why We Must Shut Everything Down And Do It Now

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The powers that be in our 'western' societies have decided to do nothing significant against the onslaught the novel coronavirus SARS-Cov-2 is now causing. There will not even be an attempt to do like China or South Korea which have...

Open Thread 2020-19

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For commenting on the 2020 presidential election use the 2020 Presidential Election Thread. Other news & views can be posted here.
  • 10 mars 2020 à 17:50

2020 Presidential Election Thread 04

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This thread is exclusively for comments on the 2020 presidential election.

Why Is The Coronavirus More Dangerous Than The Flu?

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Today the financial markets finally recognized the economic damage the novel Coronavirus will cause. The price war in the crude oil markets which Russia initiated did not cause today's stock market fall but it also did not help. While cheap...

The MoA Week In Review - Open Thread 2020-18

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Last week's posts at Moon of Alabama: Mar 3 - Syria - Another Short Note On The Recent Developments Mar 5 - Syria - Another Ceasefire In Idleb - Erdogan Loses On All Points Mar 4 - U.S. Breaks Its...

Saudi Arabia - As New Budget Problems Arise The Clown Prince Arrests More Family

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The Saudi Clown Prince Mohammed bin Salman removed his competition within the royal family: Saudi Arabia has detained three senior Saudi princes including Prince Ahmed bin Abdulaziz, the younger brother of King Salman, and Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, the king’s...

2020 Presidential Election Thread 03

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This thread is exclusively for comments on the 2020 presidential election.

Coronavirus - Bad Preparation And Propaganda Increase The Onsetting Panic

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The current public reaction to the coronavirus pandemic confuses even propaganda specialists: Blake News @blakehounshell - 1:19 UTC · 6 Mar 2020 I was looking at this timeline of the H1N1 pandemic put out by the CDC, and it’s way...

Syria - Another Ceasefire In Idleb - Erdogan Loses On All Points

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Our last post on Syria concluded: Erdogan wants Idleb but neither Syria nor Iran nor Russia will let him have it. President Putin will meet Erdogan during the coming days and will make sure that the point is understood. President...

Where Are The Skripals?

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Two years ago, on March 4 2018, Sergei Skripal a British-Russian double agent and his daughter Julia were poisoned in the streets of Salisbury, England. The British government accused Russia of an attempt to kill the Skripals with a nerve...

Open Thread 2020-17

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For commenting on the 2020 presidential election use the 2020 Presidential Election Thread 02. Other news & views can be posted here.

U.S. Breaks Its Just Signed Agreement With The Taliban

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Today a U.S. fighter jet bombed a Taliban unit which was fighting with an Afghan government checkpoint. The air attack came just a day after U.S. President Trump had a telephone call with the Taliban leaders in Doha. The Taliban...

2020 Presidential Election Thread 02

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This thread is exclusively for comments on the 2020 presidential election.

Syria - Another Short Note On The Recent Developments

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After the confusion caused by the sudden stand down of Russian forces in Syria and the following Turkish drone attacks everything seems to be back to normal. Russian planes are again bombing Jihadis and Turkey has been told by Russia...

The MoA Week In Review - Open Thread 2020-16

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Last week's posts at Moon of Alabama: Feb 25 - Syria - Army Moves To Liberate M4 Highway - Turkish Russian Standoff Continues Feb 28 - Syria - Deadly Bomb Strike Warns Turkey To End Its Escapades Mar 1 -...

Syria - A Short Note on Recent Developments

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The current situation in Syria is confusing. The Russian airforce and air defense went quiet after the bombing of the Turkish infantry battalion. Putin presumably wants a deal over Idleb but neither Damascus nor Ankara are willing to agree to...

Coronavirus - Its Time To Press Your Government To React Faster

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The New York Times abuses the coronavirus pandemic to push more of its anti-China propaganda: The New York Times @nytimes - 10:40 UTC · Feb 28, 2020 The Chinese government silenced whistle-blowers, withheld information and played down the threat of...

Syria - Deadly Bomb Strike Warns Turkey To End Its Escapades

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The last three days of the Idleb campaign were quite eventful. The Turkey supported Jihadis threw everything they had against Saraqib where the M4 and M5 highways join. This enabled the Syrian army to take some 40 towns and cities...

As Virus Spreads Over The Planet Governments Are Slow To React

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After a uneven first response China did its very best to limit the spread of the nCov-19 virus and the Covid-19 disease the virus causes. The extreme quarantine, which began in mid January, has come at a great economic cost...

The British Kangaroo Court Proceedings Against Julian Assange

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Britain is currently holding an obscene show trial against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. The hearing is designed to end with the extradition of Assange to the United States or with his death. In the U.S. he would be accused of...

Open Thread 2020-15

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For commenting on the 2020 presidential election use the 2020 Presidential Election Thread 01. Other news & views can be posted here.

2020 Presidential Election Thread 01

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This thread is exclusively for comments on the 2020 presidential election.

Syria - Army Moves To Liberate M4 Highway - Turkish Russian Standoff Continues

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The Syrian Arab Army continues its campaign to liberate Idleb governorate. The current main area of operation is in the southeast of the terrorist held area where the SAA attacks in a northern and western direction. The aim of the...
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