Daily Archives: April 7, 2020

In Conversation with Anand Giridharadas: Winners Take All (Even in a Global Pandemic)…

Date: April 07, 2020

01) In Conversation with Anand Giridharadas: Winners Take All (Even in a Global Pandemic)

“Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich sits down (virtually) with Anand Giridharadas, author of Winners Take All, to take a closer look at the questions at the forefront of today’s political discourse: Can billionaires save us? Are businesspeople specially capable of governing? Should healthcare be a product supplied by the market or a right? They’ll explore how these questions have become even more pressing during this global pandemic, and expose the fundamental truth that oligarchy is only good for the oligarchs.

** Anand had to drop off but we’ll be doing these more regularly. Thanks for tuning in. Please stay safe.”

Krystal Ball: Bernie shouldn’t drop out until establishment feels pain…

Date: April 07, 2020

01) Krystal Ball: Bernie shouldn’t drop out until establishment feels pain

“Krystal Ball explains why Bernie should stay in the race despite pushback from the mainstream.”

Bernie is hurting Joe, though…

…by simply being that seen, counter example of a leader, while Joe continues to be his impotent, pathetic self.

Bernie is pushing the standard high…and puny Joe is incapable of measuring up…

This whole thing is exposing Joe for what he is, and the disaster he will be if he gets into the White House.

Belle And Sebastian…


Date: April 06, 2020

01) Belle And Sebastian

“Based on the acclaimed children’s novel by Cécile Aubry, BELLE and SEBASTIAN follows the courageous adventures of a young boy and his giant sheepdog amidst the stunning backdrop of the snow-covered Alps. In WWII-occupied France, on the border of Switzerland, six-year-old Sebastian tames the enormous, yet gentle mountain dog Belle, who, despite the fears of the local villagers, becomes his best friend and protector. When the Nazis arrive and begin rooting out resistance members and Jewish refugees, Belle and Sebastian prove their loyalty – the village and each other – when they undertake a treacherous journey to help the cause.”

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UK Prime Minister Johnson in intensive care…

Date: April 07, 2020

01) UK Prime Minister Johnson in intensive care

“British Prime Minister Boris Johnson remains hospitalized in an intensive care unit, and is receiving oxygen support — the first leader of a major world power to suffer so drastically from coronavirus complications. 55-year-old Johnson was first admitted to London’s St Thomas’ hospital on Sunday night (April 5), after showing persistent symptoms, including a high temperature and a cough, for over 10 days. Downing Street says that his condition deteriorated rapidly over 24 hours, although he has not been put on a ventilator as of Tuesday (April 7) morning. Johnson’s personal battle with the virus comes as the country enters what scientists say is likely to be one of the most deadly weeks of the pandemic. Over 5,300 people have so far died in Britain. The UK doesn’t actually have a formal line of succession should a prime minister become incapacitated, but in the days prior Johnson had asked Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab to deputize for him “where necessary.” Even when Johnson was in hospital on Monday (April 6), Raab told a news conference that the PM was still in charge. But now Raab stands at the helm — starting with a COVID-19 emergency response meeting on Tuesday morning. Also on Tuesday, it was reported that another member of Johnson’s team, Cabinet Minister Michael Gove, is self isolating as a member of Gove’s family is showing symptoms.”

After Cardinal Pell acquitted, pope decries “unjust sentences”…

Date: April 07, 2020

01) After Cardinal Pell acquitted, pope decries “unjust sentences”

“Pope Francis, speaking just a few hours after Australia’s highest court acquitted Cardinal George Pell of sexual abuse, on Tuesday (April 7) offered his morning Mass for those who suffer today from what he calls, quote, “unjust sentences.” The court quashed convictions that Pell sexually assaulted two choir boys in the 1990s and allowed the former Vatican economy minister to walk free from jail. Pell had been the highest-ranking member of the Catholic Church to be charged with abuse and now cannot face the same charges again. The timely subject chosen by Francis for his daily morning Mass did not mention Pell by name, but broke from recent weeks of regular prayers for those around the world currently suffering with illness.”

02) Cardinal Pell walks free, abuse convictions quashed:

“The highest court in Australia overturned Cardinal George Pell’s convictions of child sex abuse on Tuesday (April 7). The former Vatican Treasurer walked free from prison immediately. Pell is the highest-ranking member of the Catholic Church to be charged with abuse. A lower court convicted him of sexually assaulting two teenaged choir boys in the 1990s. But in a unanimous ruling, the High Court found that the jury in Pell’s trial quote, “ought to have entertained a doubt” as to Cardinal Pell’s guilt. The court’s seven judges ordered that the convictions be quashed – and verdicts of acquittal be entered in their place, meaning the 78-year-old cannot be retried on the charges. Pell, a polarizing figure in Australia for his conservative views, was sentenced to six years in prison for child sex offences. The plantiff said the indecent act took place when Pell was Archbishop of Melbourne. Tuesday’s ruling was one of Australia’s most anticipated court decisions ever. In a statement, Pell said quote: “I hold no ill will toward my accuser, I do not want my acquittal to add to the hurt and bitterness so many feel; there is certainly hurt and bitterness enough” The Vatican had no immediate comment. Pope Francis has said he would only comment on the case once Pell had exhausted all avenues of appeal. Pell has remained a cardinal despite pressure on the church from victims of sexual abuse and their advocates to dismiss him.”