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It’s called inside trading. This bozo was a member of my partner’s Wake Forest graduating class of 1978.


Soon after he offered public assurances that the government was ready to battle the coronavirus, the powerful chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Richard Burr, sold off a significant percentage of his stocks, unloading between $582,029 and $1.56 million of his holdings on Feb. 13 in 29 separate transactions.

As the head of the intelligence committee, Burr, a North Carolina Republican, has access to the government’s most highly classified information about threats to America’s security. His committee was receiving daily coronavirus briefings around this time, according to a Reuters story.

A week after Burr’s sales, the stock market began a sharp decline and has lost about 30% since.


Presumably this is the same Senator Richard Burr named in LD’s post in the morning OT:

So it is possible that those with whom he communicated this information should also be looked-at for insider trading activity.

If it’s good enough for Martha Stewart then it should be good enough for any of these individuals.


This is dated but it speaks volumes about him


FEBRUARY 07, 2012 07:17 AM
WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Richard Burr was one of just three senators who opposed a new bill that explicitly prevents members of Congress and their staffs from using nonpublic information for insider trading.

The Winston-Salem Republican characterized the time spent debating the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act as “ludicrous” when existing laws are already in place that address insider trading. The laws apply to all Americans, including members of Congress, he said.



I think Bernie’s words and actions concerning coronavirus are turning peoples’ heads. He’s the only candidate acting like a leader. I bet his polling numbers will be rising soon and his campaign will turn the primary race on its head.


A prime example of this!

As people are getting laid off and families are worried about their next meal, it is truly beyond my comprehension why the Trump Administration is fighting to kick 700,000 people off nutrition assistance in the middle of this pandemic. https://t.co/gQ5MhgKsjb— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) March 19, 2020


I really hope so too. Establishment Dems are coming out as the real losers here, having less vision than even the Republicans. How can anyone be swayed by their call for “normalcy,” when now not a single person can ignore the massive structural problems facing us. Anything is possible.


I appears as if they are not heading to New Zealand yet.🤔☹

They still are escaping from all the rabble with added protection.


Well they won’t be getting in there


Australia and New Zealand will ban entry to all non-residents from Friday in an attempt to limit the spread of coronavirus.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said his nation’s order would come into effect from 21:00 on Friday (10:00 GMT).

New Zealand’s will begin earlier – at midnight (11:00 GMT Thursday).
The historic and far-reaching bans do not extend to citizens, permanent residents, or their families.

The two countries leaders’ said they had worked together on the regulations.

Both countries are also requiring everyone arriving – regardless of their citizenship or where they’ve come from – to self-isolate for 14 days.





Gotta love Plan C… 😀


Barf-o on them. 🙂





Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday asked Congress for $1 billion in federal funds to support the state’s medical response to the novel coronavirus, which he expects will infect more than half of all Californians.

The state projects that 25.5 million people in California will be infected with the coronavirus over an eight-week period, Newsom said in a letter sent to President Trump on Wednesday requesting the deployment of the USNS Mercy Hospital Ship to the port of Los Angeles through Sept. 1.



However, the political movement that Sanders inspired is succeeding. The proof can be found right here in Chicago, where Sanders’s acolytes have transformed politics over the last five years.

In his campaign manifesto, Our Revolution, Sanders wrote that “real change never takes place from the top on down. It always takes place from the bottom on up. It takes place when ordinary people, by the millions, are prepared to stand up and fight for justice.”

Which is true: Even if Sanders somehow won the presidency, he wouldn’t be able to bring about his revolution from that top-down office. During his March 7 rally in Grant Park, Sanders pounded the lectern in favor of Medicare for All, a $15-an-hour minimum wage, and legal marijuana. There’s no way any of those proposals could get through the United States Senate, a body which is dominated by rural conservatives, and was designed to place a brick on radical change. A Sanders Administration would be a frustrating four years for the president, and for his followers.

But all of those proposals could pass city councils and state legislatures in progressive corners of the country. Some of them already have. The Sanders campaign, which he calls a grassroots movement, is slowly seeding those grassroots political bodies with like-minded legislators.


Then why didn’t the 🐍 endorse Bernie if she is so concerned?🤔😏


Corporate loans and tax cuts. Limits on paid leave program. See Naomi Klein’s disaster capitalism


Senate Republicans unveiled an economic rescue plan on Thursday that would provide hundreds of billions of dollars in loans to big corporations and small businesses; large corporate tax cuts; and checks of $1,200 for many taxpayers, as well as impose limits on a paid leave program enacted this week to respond to the coronavirus crisis.

Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the majority leader, introduced the proposal after private talks with Republicans and the White House. It is likely to face opposition from Democrats, who have their own plans and have pushed for more generous paid leave benefits.


The tax cuts are a slick way for the FRighties to go after the big prize: Social Security and Medicare. They never give up.




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