Links and Notes - Fri, May 15, 2020

5:29 p.m.

A short while ago, I saw in our backyard:

Toledo Express Airport (KTOL)
May 15, 2020 4:52 pm EDT
Weather : Overcast
Temperature : 70 F
Humidity : 73%
Wind Speed : W 5 mph
Barometer : 29.88 in
Dewpoint: 61 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles

Toledo Executive Airport (KTDZ)
May 15, 2020 4:53 pm EDT
Weather : Overcast
Temperature : 69 F
Humidity : 78%
Wind Speed : NW 7 mph
Barometer : 29.89 in
Dewpoint: 62 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles

Toledo Suburban Airport (KDUH)
May 15, 2020 5:15 pm EDT
Weather : Partly Cloudy
Temperature : 70 F
Humidity : 71%
Wind Speed : NW 6 mph
Barometer : 29.88 in
Dewpoint: 60 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles


Toledo 7-day forecast

Last Update: May 15, 2020 12:53 am

This Afternoon: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 71. West wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54. Northwest wind around 6 mph becoming light and variable. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 67. East wind 8 to 13 mph.

Saturday Night: Showers likely, mainly after 4am. Increasing clouds, with a low around 54. East wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Sunday: Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 5pm. High near 70. East wind around 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Sunday Night: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Low around 55. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Monday: Showers likely, mainly between 8am and 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 64. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Monday Night: A chance of showers before 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Tuesday: A chance of showers between 8am and 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 64. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 67.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 53.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 72.

Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 56.

Friday: A chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 77


lakeshore hazard message
national weather service cleveland oh
334 pm edt fri may 15 2020

ohz003-007>009-160345-
/o.new.kcle.ls.a.0003.200516t1400z-200517t1400z/
lucas-ottawa-sandusky-erie-
334 pm edt fri may 15 2020

...lakeshore flood watch in effect from saturday morning through
sunday morning...

precautionary/preparedness actions...

if travel is required, allow extra time as some roads may be
closed. do not drive around barricades or through water of
unknown depth. take the necessary actions to protect flood-prone
property.


hazardous weather outlook
national weather service cleveland oh
336 pm edt fri may 15 2020

ohz003-007>009-161945-
lucas-ottawa-sandusky-erie-
336 pm edt fri may 15 2020

...lakeshore flood watch in effect from saturday morning through
sunday morning...

this hazardous weather outlook is for north central ohio and
northwest ohio.

.day one...this afternoon and tonight.

hazardous weather is not expected at this time.

.days two through seven...saturday through thursday.

strong to severe thunderstorms are possible on sunday. damaging winds
and heavy rainfall are the primary threats.

please listen to noaa weather radio or go to weather.gov on the
internet for more information about the following hazards.

lakeshore flood watch.

.spotter information statement...

spotter activation is not expected at this time.

2:27 p.m.

I came in from doing a little yard work. I shopped at Black Diamond Nursery for the first time this spring and maybe the first time in 2020. I bought Espoma organic lawn fertilizer, their spring version, whatever that means. I'm sure that it's all the same stuff, placed in differently labeled bags. I have used Espoma's organic lawn and produce garden products for many years, starting back in the aughts. Obviously, I like Espoma's products.

Also at Black Diamond, I bought a bag of grass seed. It was bagged in a brown sack with hand-writing that said "Sport Mix" whatever that means. I scattered all of the seed, mostly on the front yard. I was a 5 or 10 pound sack of seed.

Using the drop spreader, I used all of the organic lawn fertilizer too. I should have done this work on Wednesday, prior to yesterday's soaking rains.

The weather was sunny with a mostly clear sky in the 8am hour. It was sunny for most of the morning. I did not walk Barney because it was wet. We didn't walk yesterday either because of the rain. Barney and I walked on other days this week.

By midday, the sky had clouded over, and light rain moved through off-and-on this afternoon. Drizzle fell while I worked outside.

Birds that I observed in and around our yard today include:

I have not seen the Kentucky Warbler today, at least not yet.

I saw the Kentucky Warbler last Saturday around midday, then late in the afternoon or early evening on Tuesday, and then again late yesterday afternoon. Amazing. I saw the Kentucky Warbler across six days. I watched it the most on Tuesday.

Today's temps were in the 60s to around 70 earlier, but today is definitely humid feeling. Dew point temps were in the 60s this afternoon. That's humid.

In addition to visiting Black Diamond Nursery, I stopped at the Almost Human Coffee shop and purchased a bag of their roasted beans. I also bought a pour-over coffee and two sweet potato doughnuts, which taste great.

I wore a mask in both stores, and the workers in both stores wore masks. Other customers at Black Diamond wore masks.

Toledo Express Airport (KTOL)
May 15, 2020 1:52 pm EDT
Weather : Light Rain Fog/Mist
Temperature : 68 F
Humidity : 87%
Wind Speed : WSW 12 mph
Barometer : 29.87 in
Dewpoint: 64 F
Visibility : 5.00 statute miles

Toledo Executive Airport (KTDZ)
May 15, 2020 1:53 pm EDT
Weather : Overcast
Temperature : 68 F
Humidity : 87%
Wind Speed : W 14 mph
Barometer : 29.88 in
Dewpoint: 64 F
Visibility : 8.00 statute miles

Toledo Suburban Airport (KDUH)
May 15, 2020 2:15 pm EDT
Weather : Overcast
Temperature : 64 F
Humidity : 93%
Wind Speed : W 5 mph
Barometer : 29.87 in
Dewpoint: 62 F
Visibility : 10.00 statute miles


Toledo 7-day forecast

Last Update: May 15, 2020 12:53 am

This Afternoon: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 3pm, then showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly between 3pm and 5pm. High near 71. Southwest wind around 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54. Northwest wind around 6 mph becoming light and variable. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 67. East wind 8 to 13 mph.

Saturday Night: Showers likely, mainly after 4am. Increasing clouds, with a low around 54. East wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Sunday: Showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 5pm. High near 70. East wind around 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Sunday Night: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Low around 55. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Monday: Showers likely, mainly between 8am and 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 64. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Monday Night: A chance of showers before 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Tuesday: A chance of showers between 8am and 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 64. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 67.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 53.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 72.


area forecast discussion
national weather service cleveland oh
202 pm edt fri may 15 2020

.synopsis...
low pressure will track across lower michigan and across lower
ontario today. this will take a cold front across the area this
afternoon and evening. high pressure will build south from the
central great lakes for saturday, but another low pressure
system will move across ohio on sunday. unsettled weather will
continue into early next week.

&&

.near term /through saturday/...
scattered shower activity continues over the region this
afternoon. while areas have reached the 70s over the late
morning and early afternoon hours, showers have been unable to
tap into the instability and become thunderstorms. while this
initial round has underachieved, the potential for thunderstorm
development continues as residual boundary lingers from near
findlay to the lake erie islands and along the lakeshore. this
boundary will sag southeastward into the area of better
instability this afternoon and present a thunderstorm threat
through the early evening hours.

previous discussion...
a shortwave across the arrowhead of mn early this morning will
cross the northern lakes today and provide enhancement for the
development of thunderstorms today. complex of storms to our
west all night will begin to pick up eastward movement as jet
energy rounds the base of that trough. expecting moderate
destabilization across northern oh/nw pa today and new
thunderstorm development overhead could take place as early as
midday pressing east-southeast through the afternoon. all but
northwest oh has been outlined with a spc slight risk for severe
storms with wind being the primary danger. some larger hail and
locally heavy rainfall are also possible. plenty of leftover
boundaries to initiate convection and enough shear to maintain
it. the true cold front will cross this evening reaching central
oh overnight. temperatures will warm well into the 70s again
today. lingered showers into the evening until the front passes.
lows tonight fall back into the lower/mid 50s with upper 40s
across nw pa. saturday should turn out to be a decent day albeit
a little cooler than the previous couple of days. high pressure
from the northern lakes builds across the eastern lakes and
provides the local area with fair weather and a northeast wind.
this will keep the lakeshore counties in the upper 60s for highs
while inland areas will still reach into the lower 70s.

&&

.short term /saturday night through monday night/...
as a potent shortwave trough moves eastward over the upper
midwest saturday night, the developing surface low should move
northeastward from the central plains to the upper mississippi
valley. surface high pressure ridging should begin exiting our
cwa to the north and east as a surface warm front accompanying
the aforementioned low approaches from the ohio valley.
isentropic lift along the approaching front is expected to allow
scattered rain showers to overspread our region from the
southwest. low temperatures should reach the 50s. on sunday,
the shortwave trough and embedded mid- to upper-low approach the
western great lakes as the accompanying surface low nears
southwestern lower michigan by nightfall. this low track should
allow the surface warm front to sweep northward across our cwa
and reach approximately the southern shore of lake erie by
nightfall. showers and thunderstorms are expected along and
ahead of the warm front as isentropic lift persists amidst
abundant moisture from the gulf of mexico and at least weak
instability. additional showers and thunderstorms should
overspread our cwa generally from the west, ahead of an
approaching cold front. moderate to strong vertical wind shear is
expected, but the degree of instability is questionable. low-level
warm and moist air advection should yield at least weak instability,
but moderate instability may materialize if enough peeks of sunshine
manage to occur through breaks in widespread cloud cover. severe
thunderstorms are possible, but their occurrence is contingent on
the magnitude of instability. at this point, spc has nearly our
entire cwa included in a marginal risk of severe storms. given an
unusually-humid air mass over the area, flash flooding is also
possible, especially where showers and thunderstorms manage to train
(i.e. follow the same path). sunday
s high temperatures are forecast
to reach the upper 60s to upper 70s, with the coolest readings
along the lake erie shore and warmest readings in our far-southern
areas.

sunday night, the shortwave trough and embedded low should settle
over michigan as the surface low continues eastward and reaches
approximately central lake erie by daybreak. this should allow the
warm front ahead of the surface low to advance northward over the
lake, while the trailing cold front should begin sweeping eastward
over our cwa. scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms remain
possible over our cwa. nocturnal cooling and waning instability
should allow the severe storm threat to diminish, but the flash
flood threat may linger as abundant moisture remains in the warm
sector. low temperatures should reach the 50`s.

on monday, the shortwave trough and embedded low should begin
overspreading ohio as the surface low moves southeastward toward
virgina. this will allow the cold sector and drier air to overspread
our entire cwa as a surface high pressure ridge begins overspreading
our area from the north and west. accordingly, the rain shower
potential should begin to decrease, albeit gradually, from the north
and west. mondays highs should reach the 60s.

&&

.long term /tuesday through thursday/...
forecast confidence decreases during this period as the
aforementioned mid- to upper-level low becomes detached (i.e. cut-
off) from the polar front jet stream and meanders over the eastern
united states. the latest forecast reflects solutions from the nbm
and the 00z/fri run of the often-reliable deterministic ecmwf, which
suggests the cut-off mid- to upper-level low will drift
southeastward from ohio to north carolina and vicinity during the
monday night through thursday period. this should allow the lows
cyclonic circulation aloft to persist over our area as surface high
pressure ridging attempts to continue building over our cwa from the
west and north. in general, isolated to scattered showers and
thunderstorms are possible, especially during the afternoon and
early evening hours. lows should reach the 40
s or 50s, while
afternoon highs should reach the 60
s or lower 70`s. thursday is
expected to be the warmest day of the long term forecast period.

&&

.aviation /18z friday through wednesday/...
shower activity has been scattered over the region so far today
and has largely underachieved from previous forecasts. a
residual boundary does remain over the airspace and will be the
source for thunderstorm develop this afternoon through the early
evening. the best locations for thunder will be kfdy to kpcw and
southeast for a few hours this afternoon and have reflected this
in the tafs. southwest winds ahead of this boundary remain
strong with gusts to 30 knots in the warm sector. this boundary
and weak cold front move through by this evening and rain will
clear the area and winds will veer around to the northwest over
the region. the front stalls south of the area. overnight,
residual trapped moisture and slight cooling will allow for low
stratus to form over the region and ifr ceilings are possible.
the atmosphere will be slow to recover and ceilings will be slow
to mix out on saturday.

outlook...non-vfr possible sunday and sunday night with
scattered showers and thunderstorms non-vfr possible again on
monday and tuesday with low ceilings and visibilities.

&&

.marine...
low chances for any small craft advisory conditions on lake
erie through this weekend. southwesterly winds of 15 to 20 knots
occur today. a cold front will move southeast across the lake
this evening. behind the front, winds become northerly and then
northeasterly while easing to 10 to 15 knots tonight.
northeasterly to southeasterly flow of about 10 to 20 knots is
expected saturday through sunday ahead of a warm front. this
will introduce a chance of lakeshore flooding in the western
basin, especially saturday and saturday night. the warm front
should briefly move northward over lake erie sunday night ahead
of a low moving eastward over the lake. this will cause mainly
southeasterly to southerly winds to abruptly shift to northerly
behind the low as winds trend 5 to 15 knots. northerly winds
shift to northeasterly on monday and persist on tuesday.
simultaneously, winds are expected to increase to 15 to 25
knots. lakeshore flooding in the western and perhaps central
basins, and small craft advisory conditions become a concern
early next week.

&&

.cle watches/warnings/advisories...
oh...none.
pa...none.
marine...none.

&&

$$
synopsis...oudeman
near term...oudeman/sefcovic
short term...jaszka
long term...jaszka
aviation...sefcovic
marine...jaszka


nearshore marine forecast
national weather service cleveland oh
1011 am edt fri may 15 2020

for waters within five nautical miles of shore

waves are the significant wave height - the average of the highest
1/3 of the wave spectrum. occasional wave height is the average of
the highest 1/10 of the wave spectrum.

lez142-143-152015-
lake erie nearshore waters from maumee bay to reno beach oh-
lake erie nearshore waters from reno beach to the islands oh-
1011 am edt fri may 15 2020

.rest of today...southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. a chance of
showers and thunderstorms late this morning, then showers and
thunderstorms this afternoon. waves 2 feet or less.
.tonight...northwest winds 10 knots or less becoming northeast. a
chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. waves 1 foot
or less.
.saturday...northeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming east. partly
sunny. waves 2 feet or less.
.saturday night...east winds 10 to 15 knots. a chance of showers
overnight. waves 1 to 3 feet.

winds and waves higher in and near thunderstorms.

see lake erie open lakes forecast for sunday through tuesday.

the water temperature off toledo is 51 degrees, off cleveland 49
degrees, and off erie 48 degrees.

$$

lez144>146-152015-
lake erie nearshore waters from the islands to vermilion oh-
lake erie nearshore waters from vermilion to avon point oh-
lake erie nearshore waters from avon point to willowick oh-
1011 am edt fri may 15 2020

.rest of today...southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. a chance of
showers and thunderstorms late this morning, then showers and
thunderstorms this afternoon. waves 1 to 3 feet.
.tonight...west winds 10 knots or less becoming northeast.
showers likely with a chance of thunderstorms in the evening.
waves 2 feet or less.
.saturday...northeast winds 5 to 15 knots. partly sunny. waves
2 feet or less.
.saturday night...northeast winds 5 to 15 knots becoming east. a
chance of showers overnight. waves 1 to 3 feet.

winds and waves higher in and near thunderstorms.

see lake erie open lakes forecast for sunday through tuesday.

the water temperature off toledo is 51 degrees, off cleveland 49
degrees, and off erie 48 degrees.

$$

lez147>149-152015-
lake erie nearshore waters from willowick to geneva-on-
the lake oh-lake erie nearshore waters from geneva-on-the-
lake to conneaut oh-
lake erie nearshore waters from conneaut oh to ripley ny-
1011 am edt fri may 15 2020

.rest of today...southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. a chance of
showers and thunderstorms late this morning, then showers and
thunderstorms this afternoon. waves 1 to 3 feet.
.tonight...west winds 5 to 15 knots becoming northeast less than
10 knots. showers likely with a chance of thunderstorms in the
evening. waves 1 to 3 feet subsiding to 1 foot or less.
.saturday...northeast winds 10 knots or less increasing to 10 to
15 knots. mostly sunny. waves 2 feet or less.
.saturday night...northeast winds 5 to 15 knots becoming east. a
chance of showers overnight. waves 2 feet or less.

winds and waves higher in and near thunderstorms.

see lake erie open lakes forecast for sunday through tuesday.

the water temperature off toledo is 51 degrees, off cleveland 49
degrees, and off erie 48 degrees.



hazardous weather outlook
national weather service cleveland oh
509 am edt fri may 15 2020

lez142>144-162>164-ohz003-006>009-017-018-027-161100-
lake erie nearshore waters from maumee bay to reno beach oh-
lake erie nearshore waters from reno beach to the islands oh-
lake erie nearshore waters from the islands to vermilion oh-
lake erie open waters from maumee bay to reno beach oh-
lake erie open waters from reno beach to the islands oh-
lake erie open waters from the islands to vermilion oh-lucas-wood-
ottawa-sandusky-erie-hancock-seneca-wyandot-
509 am edt fri may 15 2020

this hazardous weather outlook is for central lake erie, western
lake erie, north central ohio and northwest ohio.

.day one...today and tonight.

thunderstorms moving across the area today may be strong with gusty
winds.

.days two through seven...saturday through thursday.

strong to severe thunderstorms are possible on sunday. damaging wind
and heavy rainfall are the primary threats.

.spotter information statement...

spotter activation is not expected at this time.

https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/05/14/stay-at-home-divide-causing-tension-at-illinois-wisconsin-border/

A fever is 100.4 in Ohio; it’s 99.5 in Minnesota: States, companies write their own rules for temperature screening in a pandemic
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/a-fever-is-1004-in-ohio-its-995-in-minnesota-states-companies-write-their-own-rules-for-temperature-screening-in-a-pandemic/ar-BB147Kyb


‘Traitor!’: Local News Reporter Abused and Stalked By Lockdown Protestors on Long Island (VIDEO)
https://www.mediaite.com/tv/traitor-local-news-reporter-abused-and-stalked-by-lockdown-protestors-on-long-island-video/

A local news correspondent was subjected to verbal abuse, threats, and was even stalked while trying to report from a demonstration protesting the lockdown in New York State Thursday.

Kevin Vesey, a reporter for News 12 Long Island, posted the footage to his Twitter feed Thursday evening. It depicted an unruly group of protesters, in the Commack section of Long Island, hurling verbal barbs at him while he was trying to file a live report.

The protestors, at one point, chanted: “Fake news is not essential!”

Later, that same man stalked Vesey as he attempted to retreat.

“I think you need to back away from me, sir,” Vesey said.

“No, I’ve got hydroxychloroquine, I’m fine,” the man replied.

Everybody is a comodian.


https://www.hindustantimes.com/travel/this-is-how-bali-escaped-being-virus-hot-spot-with-local-traditions/story-tXlCmxvvftXdsUq1z594uM.html

Bali, the resort island popular with backpackers, was always seen as a fertile ground for the coronavirus as millions of foreign tourists flock to its beaches. But it is today being touted as a model by Indonesian authorities in tackling the pandemic.

The success in curbing the virus has come with the help of about 1,500 traditional village committees with considerable sway over the majority Hindu residents, according to Governor Wayan Koster. The island with a population of 4.2 million has reported just four virus-related deaths and 337 confirmed cases for a fatality rate of 1.2%, far below the national average of 6.4%.

Few other places in Indonesia, an archipelago of of 18,000 islands, have a village structure similar to Bali where leaders hold as much sway over a population of its size. Then there’s also a lack of testing, with President Joko Widodo calling for scaling up the nation’s diagnostic capacity, saying the daily testing of 4,000-5,000 specimens was “far below our target.”

The province didn’t impose more punishing social distancing rules such as ban on mass gatherings and curbs on public transport unveiled by the central government and followed in places such as Jakarta and West Java. But it locked down three villages, following local community infections from returning migrant workers. Authorities are prepared to handle the return of thousands of migrant workers, including from cruise ships, in the coming weeks, Koster said.

“The villages have a very strong influence on the community. Whatever the elders in the villages said, people will abide,” said Ngurah Wijaya, adviser to the Bali Tourism Board. “This has enabled the government to impose its policies down to the community level effectively.”


https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2020/may/14/deandre-baker-quinton-dunbar-armed-robbery


Vice Media Cuts 155 Staffers in New Round of Layoffs
https://www.thewrap.com/vice-media-cuts-155-staffers-in-new-round-of-layoffs/

Roughly two-thirds of those pink-slipped work overseas

Ex-Green Beret Thought U.S. Supported Failed Venezuela Raid, Family Says
https://www.wsj.com/articles/ex-green-beret-thought-u-s-supported-failed-venezuela-raid-family-says-11589540401


Hackers double ransom demand to $42M from Lady Gaga, Madonna's attorney, threaten Donald Trump
https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/hackers-double-ransom-lady-gaga-madonna-attorney-threaten-donald-trump

The ransom demand for the secret files of a cyber-attacked lawyer to A-list stars has doubled to $42 million — as the hackers are now threatening to reveal “dirty laundry” on President Donald Trump in just a week if they are not paid in full.

Sounds like a hoax.

Attorney Allen Grubman — the most prominent entertainment attorney in the world, whose firm represents stars including Lady Gaga, Madonna, Mariah Carey, U2, Bruce Springsteen, Priyanka Chopra and Bette Midler — was being shaken down by hackers who attacked his New York law firm for $21 million until today.

Hacking group REvil got into his firm’s server and stole 756 gigabytes of confidential documents, including contracts and personal e-mails from a host of Hollywood and music stars. They also deleted or encrypted the firm’s backups. The only way it can be decrypted is to pay the criminals for a key.

Grubman, we’re told, is refusing to negotiate. A source said, “His view is, if he paid, the hackers might release the documents anyway. Plus the FBI has stated this hack is considered an act of international terrorism, and we don’t negotiate with terrorists.”

On Thursday, the hackers upped the ante by posting a chilling new message saying, “The ransom is now [doubled to] $42,000,000 … The next person we’ll be publishing is Donald Trump. There’s an election going on, and we found a ton of dirty laundry on time.”

The hackers ruined their hoax attempt by name-dropping Trump and by doubling their ransom. Many people might say, "Fine. Dump the data on Trump."

They added, “Mr Trump, if you want to stay president, poke a sharp stick at the guys, otherwise you may forget this ambition forever. And to you voters, we can let you know that after such a publication, you certainly don’t want to see him as president … The deadline is one week.

Poke a sharp stick at the guys.??? What does that mean in the context of that paragraph?

It is not clear why the hackers connected Trump to Grubman. The president has never been a Grubman client, according to sources, either as a private businessman or during his administration.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/revil-hackers-double-their-allen-grubman-ransom-demand-to-dollar42m-threaten-to-dump-donald-trump-dirt

https://pagesix.com/2020/05/14/la-law-firm-hackers-double-ransom-demand-threaten-donald-trump/

https://althouse.blogspot.com/2020/05/hackers-have-attacked-website-of-top.html


The New CBS Reporter Driving Democrats—and Some of Her Own Colleagues—Crazy
https://www.thedailybeast.com/new-cbs-reporter-catherine-herridge-is-driving-democratsand-some-of-her-own-colleaguescrazy

Glenn Greenwald irritates journalists and democrats, depsite Greenwald being a liberal. That's because Greenwald thinks logically and spotlights all bad political issues, regardless of party.

How Much Are We Spending To Prevent One COVID-19 Death — Millions, Billions, Trillions? Nobody Knows
https://issuesinsights.com/2020/05/15/how-much-are-we-spending-to-prevent-one-covid-19-death-millions-billions-trillions-nobody-knows/


https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/14/nyregion/coronavirus-de-blasio-mitchell-katz.html

He Saw ‘No Proof’ Closures Would Curb Virus. Now He Has De Blasio’s Trust.

The head of New York City’s public hospitals pushed to keep the city open in early March. Now the mayor has put him in charge of contact tracing, deepening a rift with the Health Department.

The Richest Neighborhoods Emptied Out Most as Coronavirus Hit New York City
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/05/15/upshot/who-left-new-york-coronavirus.html


https://althouse.blogspot.com/2020/05/according-to-cnn-poll-released-this.html

"According to a CNN poll released this week, nearly three-quarters of Democrats said the worst of the crisis is still ahead of us..."


https://thebulwark.com/newsletter-issue/how-brad-parscale-conned-donald-trump/

http://www.toledoblade.com/local/education/2020/05/15/some-students-take-issue-with-remote-graduations/stories/20200512114

http://www.toledoblade.com/local/environment/2020/05/14/rainier-weather-moves-in-to-toledo-as-restaurants-prepare-to-reopen-patios/stories/20200514090

http://www.toledoblade.com/local/courts/2020/05/14/the-andersons-sued-over-sale-of-former-talmadge-road-store/stories/20200514112

http://www.toledoblade.com/local/city/2020/05/14/Parking-enforcement-to-resume-in-Toledo/stories/20200514085

WebAssembly COBOL Pong (moxon6.github.io)
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=23189918

In Defense of the Modern Web (dev.to)
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=23191493

Do not Draw a Penis (donotdrawapenis.com)
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=23185131