No matter what you think about Bolton, especially about his lack of impeachment testimony, what he says here about Trump relating to China and the coronavirus is very damning and reason enough all by itself for Trump to be removed from office immediately.
Somebody got what they deserved: Convicted child rapist beaten to death by fellow inmates in Washington state prison
So Florida, with a governor infected with slavish devotion to Trump, opened up its economy too soon according to federal standards. Now Florida, along with other similarly overeager states such as Texas and Arizona, is witnessing spikes in COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations. These spikes will no doubt be further boosted due to community spreading during protests – just wait a week or two for the increases to show up. The pandemic moving off the front page of the news does not mean it can be ignored. People who think there might be a “second wave” come autumn should not be surprised when it shows up much earlier, trashing plans for economic recovery.
When the Russian government can rightfully criticize the human rights abuses of the U.S., that’s embarrassing.
Once again, Bandcamp will be waiving their revenue share to help music artists and labels.
A message from Bandcamp:
The Covid-19 pandemic continues to impact all of us, and artists have been hit especially hard as tours and shows are canceled for the foreseeable future. With such a major revenue stream drying up almost entirely, finding ways to continue supporting artists in the coming months is an urgent priority for anyone who cares about music and the artists who create it.
On March 20, 2020, we waived our revenue share in order to help artists and labels impacted by the pandemic. The Bandcamp community showed up in a massive way, spending $4.3 million on music and merch—15x the amount of a normal Friday— helping artists cover rents, mortgages, groceries, medications, and so much more. It was truly inspiring.
But the pandemic and its impact on the music community aren’t over, so on May 1, June 5, and July 3 (the first Friday of each month), we’re waiving our revenue share for all sales on Bandcamp, from midnight to midnight PDT on each day.
(Over 150 artists and labels are offering discounts, exclusive items, merch bundles, and more this Friday.)
Musicians will continue to feel the effects of lost touring income for many months to come, so we’re also sharing some ideas below on how fans can support the artists they love and how artists can give fans new, creative ways to provide support.
It may sound simple, but the best way to help artists is with your direct financial support, and we hope you’ll join us through the coming months as we work to support artists in this challenging time.
Co-Founder & CEO
For more about Bandcamp and their fundraiser, go here.
You don’t need to restrict yourself to supporting music. Local artists of all kinds in your community could use your help in these difficult times.
If you live in the United States of America, the malfeasance, incompetence, and self-centeredness of Donald Trump and his cronies have resulted in needless thousands of dead and even more thousands infected with COVID-19. These dead and sick are your friends, neighbors, relatives, and loved ones. While it is true that some people would inevitably sicken and die in this pandemic, Trump’s actions and lack of action raised the toll significantly. His lies and stupidity have misled the public, making the health and economic impacts of this pandemic much worse.
There can be only one response to this calamity of epic proportions. Trump must be voted out of office in November. There is no other rational response. This coming election, you must do your duty, vote Trump out of office so the U.S. can again have some competent leadership.
43) The home of this spectacularly busy criminal with a diverse array of fresh crimes: Florida man facing 12 charges after allegedly committing 3 crimes in one day
44) Clearly the place where this complete and total idiot wishes he was from: ‘Bored’ Idaho man arrested in Florida for driving on beach
45) The place where this child-abusing son-of-a-bitch should be spending time in jail: Florida man put laxatives in boy’s medication, deputies say
3) Proof that bigotry springs from ignorance and stupidity: Teen girls attack woman on NYC bus with umbrella in latest anti-Asian hate crime
4) How to be a top governmental covidiot: Scotland’s top medical official resigns after ignoring own coronavirus advice