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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by GoodForAnother, Mar 22, 2017.
I mean, the complaints outlined in the first video our blatant grounds for impeachment
Says the guy campaigning in battle ground states this entire week
Good one president t
*Trump shoots Hannibal Buress*
"Who killed the post office?"
Such a fucking asshole.
I’m not going to watch the Republican National Convention as an act of civil disobedience.
I really really like her
It’s about making trumptards believe something.
Wait a second, there are extremists working at InfoWars? Is nothing sacred?
LO fuckin L
“Joe Biden is the most dangerous candidate to seek the office of the Presidency in our lifetimes,” the president is expected to say. “That is because Biden is the handpicked vessel for a poisonous movement that hates our country and seeks to destroy it.”
“The quiet part out loud” needs to stop being a fucking thing. Never seen a phrase so overused in a 7-10 day period.
At the end of the day, it is what it is.
Its use is unprecedented in these uncertain times.
The explanation of why they picked these areas is going to be something.
I hope some Dem has specific peices sorted and the areas removed were blatant targets
Such a terribly misleading tweet
'We know the big cities are going to have really high volume. We're trying to upgrade the machinery'
- pres T probably
its funny he understand this
does he understand it's about spurring the apocalypse tho
DeJoy will claim executive privilege, the hearing will be followed by a Chuck and Nancy press conference which can best be summarized by this:
TeleTracking Claims NDA On Trump Admin Contract, Baffling Senators And Experts
AUSTIN, TEXAS - AUGUST 07: EMS medics transport a man with possible Covid-19 symptoms to the hospital on August 07, 2020 in Austin, Texas. Nationwide the African American community continues to be disproportionally ... MORE
By Matt Shuham
August 17, 2020 5:25 p.m.
How could the details of a contract with the federal government, subject to congressional oversight, be hidden from scrutiny behind a non-disclosure agreement?
You’re not the only one wondering. The New York Times on Friday revealed a letter in which the firm collecting hospitals’ COVID-19 data, TeleTracking, told two U.S. senators that its contract with the Trump administration was covered by an NDA. Government contracting experts were stumped.
“The idea that the whole contract is under an NDA, and that they can’t, somehow, cooperate with Congress providing its constitutionally-authorized oversight duties — to me, that’s crazy,” said Jessica Tillipman, an assistant dean at George Washington University Law School who focuses on government procurement.
Tillipman told TPM she spoke to a colleague about TeleTracking’s claim, “and we both just had this reaction, like, ‘Huh?’”
“I’m just not aware of this being a normal protocol,” she said. “It’s not a normal practice. So I have no idea how this would’ve worked, because it’s not typical.”
The Trump administration last month ordered hospitals to stop reporting their COVID-19 data to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and to instead begin sending numbers to TeleTracking on just a few days’ notice. TPM reported on the chaos that ensued from the rapid switch, which also caught the attention of congressional investigators.
In a letter dated Aug. 3 to Sens Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Patty Murray (D-WA), which the Times revealed on Friday, a lawyer for the health care data firm said that TeleTracking sought to fully cooperate in response to questions the pair had sent in July about the contract.
“However,” the attorney wrote, “we are obligated to advise you that the Contract is subject to a broad Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) that restricts TeleTracking’s release of non-public information, including, but not limited to, confidential privileged and procurement-sensitive information.”
“Notwithstanding these contractual restrictions, we are pleased to cooperate and provide other information,” wrote the attorney, A. Scott Bolden.
That floored some experts who said they hadn’t heard of an NDA getting in the way of congressional oversight. The law professor Charles Tiefer, for example, served as acting general counsel of the House of Representatives in the ‘90s and was later a member of the Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan.
“I have performed legal analysis on many withholdings of evidence from Congress, and thousands of pages of contracts,” he wrote in Forbes. “I have never yet seen one page, in all that time and all that experience, that expressly directed a contractor to withhold information from Congress.”
The senators who requested information from TeleTracking were not pleased.
“Instead of helping answer why the Trump Administration required hospitals to switch the way they report critical data to a new system, in the middle of a pandemic, with 48-hours notice — this response raises new questions,” Murray said in a statement to TPM.
“The Department’s decision to include a nondisclosure agreement in this contract is yet another unusual development that demands an explanation,” she added. “I’m going to keep pressing for more information about this.”
Schumer, in a separate statement, said the administration’s decision “to hire a private vendor and then cloak that vendor in a non-disclosure agreement raises numerous questions about their motivations and risks the ability of our public health experts to understand and effectively fight this virus.”
The decision to switch to TeleTracking as the government’s preferred data destination for hospitals — and to ice out the CDC, which was not aware of the decision until it was made — has led to concern and frustration in public health circles.
Karen Hoffmann, the former president of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, called the TeleTracking system a “black box” because of the uncertainty surrounding the data. And TPM and other outlets have identified discrepancies between state and federal hospital capacity numbers that remained uncorrected for weeks.
But TeleTracking’s claim of an NDA covering contradicting details adds new transparency questions to the mix. For now, those questions are going unanswered — neither TeleTracking nor HHS responded to TPM’s request for comment.
Key Coronavirus Crisis Links
TPM’s COVID-19 hub.
Josh Marshall’s Twitter List of Trusted Experts (Epidemiologists, Researchers, Clinicians, Journalists, Government Agencies) providing reliable real-time information on the COVID-19 Crisis.
COVID-19 Tracking Project (updated data on testing and infections in the U.S.).
Johns Hopkins Global COVID-19 Survey (most up to date numbers globally and for countries around the world).
Worldometers.info (extensive source of information and data visualizations on COVID-19 Crisis — discussion of data here).
Time for Schumer to write some more letters to the WH ^
These are fun posts within minutes of each other.
Someone told him he’s getting destroyed by his attack on the USPS. Too late.
RavenNole really jumped the shark when he said the quiet part out loud. He really should have taken it one game at a time.
hate to see it from such a hard hat lunch pail type of guy.
So are we just gonna sit here and watch this guy steal the election or what?
nothing to do with the meaning of the words. Everyone just decided to use the exact same term for it this week and it’s become highly overused. It’s just become the cool way to phrase it.
I don’t think we should
Just what do you suggest WE do about it?
maybe you should police your own dumbfuckery first
like earlier today when you said a significant number of people in the democratic candidate thread want trump to win over a moderate democrat
You need to give it a college try and take one for the team.
If you think posting angrily on both TMB and Twitter is just sitting here
Classic case of preventive medicine. Shouldn’t have let him win in 2016 if you didn’t want the tyranny in 2020 and beyond.