GameStop to employees: wrap your hands in plastic bags and go back to work

GameStop, the video game retailer, sent employees in Massachusetts back to work on Friday — despite the statewide order shutting down all nonessential businesses. But instead of allowing customers inside, the store is doing curbside pickup, and employees have been given a set of specific and highly unusual instructions to let people pay at the door, according to a manager at a local store.

Workers have been told to wrap a plastic bag around one hand to protect it from exposure to the ...
Submitted by Velveteen Touch at 2020-03-28 5:31am to the Video Games forum.

Teen Who Died of Covid-19 Was Denied Treatment Because He Didn't Have Health Insurance

A 17-year-old boy in Los Angeles County who became the first teen believed to have died from complications with covid-19 in the U.S. was denied treatment at an urgent care clinic because he didn’t have health insurance, according to R. Rex Parris, the mayor of Lancaster, California. Roughly 27.5 million Americans—8.5 percent of the population—don’t have health insurance based on the latest government figures.
Submitted by Wreckard at 2020-03-27 22:03pm to the The Economy forum.

NASA Data Shows Something Leaking Out of Uranus

When Voyager 2 flew past Uranus in 1986, it seems to have passed through something called a plasmoid — a gigantic blob of plasma, essentially — that escaped Uranus and likely pulled a giant gassy cloud of the planet’s fart-like atmosphere along with it, Space.com reports.
Submitted by SharoKham at 2020-03-27 21:52pm to the Science forum.

One Corner of U.S. Oil Market Has Already Seen Negative Prices

I see your barrel of monkeys priced oil and raise you negative priced oil.
Submitted by crote at 2020-03-27 18:26pm to the The Economy forum.

MAN FROM MARS

One of the most unusual crime sprees to occur in San Gabriel was perpetrated by none other than the "Man From Mars."
Submitted by inoperableheart at 2020-03-27 18:25pm to the Crime forum.

Barrel of Monkeys now worth more than a barrel of Alberta oil

The WCS price averaged $36.82 US a barrel in January, according to the province.

To put that into perspective, a barrel of Alberta oil is now worth $9.08 Cdn, which is less than a Barrel of Monkeys Game, a litre of Petrelli Extra Virgin Olive Oil or a 30-gram tube of Polysporin, each $9.99 at London Drugs.
Submitted by Wonko at 2020-03-27 17:59pm to the The Economy forum.

Man charged after police say he licked items at Warrenton Walmart to mock virus fears

A 26-year-old man was identified in court documents Tuesday as the person who police say posted a video online of himself licking items in a Warrenton Walmart earlier this month.

Cody Lee Pfister, 26, of Warrenton, has been charged by the Warren County Prosecuting Attorney's Office with a terrorist threat in the second degree. 

In the posted video, Pfister looks at the camera and asks, "Who's scared of coronavirus?" before licking a row of deodorant sticks for purchase. 

Court ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2020-03-27 17:36pm to the Crime forum.

FBI learned of coronavirus-inspired bomb plotter through radicalized US Army soldier

The suspected white supremacist who plotted to bomb a hospital facing the coronavirus crisis was in touch with a then-active U.S. Army soldier who wanted to launch his own attack on a major American news network and discussed targeting a Democratic presidential candidate, according to an FBI alert summarizing the case.

On Tuesday, as 36-year-old Timothy Wilson was on the verge of trying to detonate a car bomb at a Kansas City-area medical center, agents from the FBI’s field office in ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2020-03-27 17:35pm to the Crime forum.

Trump lashes out at GM, Ford over ventilators

President Trump on Friday lashed out at General Motors and Ford, demanding via tweet that the two major automakers begin churning out ventilators to be used to treat patients with the coronavirus.

Trump issued a sequence of tweets that spurred confusion about his use of the Defense Production Act and muddled his messaging on the need for the breathing machines one day after he questioned whether states were overestimating how many they would need in the coming months.

"General Motors ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2020-03-27 17:33pm to the The Economy forum.

Trump downplays need for ventilators as New York begs to differ

Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York says his state needs tens of thousands of ventilators to respond to the escalating coronavirus pandemic.

President Donald Trump doesn’t believe him.

Speaking with Fox News' Sean Hannity on Thursday night, Trump again minimized the impact of the infectious outbreak in the United States, casting doubt on the need for so many of the respiratory devices in hospitals on the front lines of the disease.

"I have a feeling that a lot of the numbers that are being ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2020-03-27 17:33pm to the Health & Beauty forum.

Hundreds of Bottles of Toxic Beer Found Hidden Beneath Victorian-Era Staircase

Archaeologists in Leeds, England discovered more than 600 beer bottles at the site of an old Victorian brewery. Stacked neatly beneath a cellar staircase, the beer inside these 19th-century bottles contains dangerous concentrations of lead.

The bottles were found beneath the remains of what used to be the Scarborough Castle Inn, in the cellar of the old Tetley Brewery, reports The Drinks Business.

Archaeological Services WYAS is in the midst of investigating this part of Leeds as ...
Submitted by revdrew at 2020-03-27 17:29pm to the Food forum.

Alberta health minister accused of berating Calgary physician, 'intimidating' citizens

Alberta Health Minister Tyler Shandro and his wife are accused of berating a Calgary doctor at his house in front of his wife and children for reposting a derogatory meme on Facebook.

The Facebook image referenced an alleged conflict of interest involving the Calgary MLA, his wife Andrea Shandro and a supplementary health benefits company of which they are part-owners.
[...]
"He said, 'Delete your post.' I'm like, 'OK, I will just go delete my post. But let's go home.' Because he was not ...
Submitted by fff at 2020-03-27 17:13pm to the Politics forum.

Trump rails against GOP congressman who signaled support for forcing roll-call vote on stimulus deal

President Donald Trump suggested that a Republican congressman be unseated for potentially jeopardizing the passage of the $2 trillion stimulus package, which will provide Americans economic relief amid the coronavirus pandemic.

In an attack against a member of his own party, Trump called Rep. Thomas Massie a "third rate Grandstander" and claimed the Kentucky Republican "just wants the publicity" after threatening a roll-call vote, which would require members travel back to the US Capitol to ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2020-03-27 16:59pm to the Politics forum.

Why Nintendo Fans Think This Porn Account Knows the Company's Secrets

For the past few days, the Nintendo fan community has been on the edge of their seat with a single question: did a random and anonymous cam girl with the Twitter account @HotGirlVideos69 accurately leak that Nintendo would hold a Nintendo Direct this week?

The prediction was bold. Just week after the release of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, more or less exhausting the games Nintendo has announced for release, there would be a major Nintendo Direct where the company would show a trailer for ...
Submitted by Forensic at 2020-03-27 16:55pm to the Video Games forum.

Biden’s past comments on sexual assault dredged up in wake of graphic allegations

Former Vice President Joe Biden once said to always assume a woman who alleges sexual assault is telling the truth. So why doesn’t he believe his accuser?

That’s what some are wondering after Tara Reade, who was a staffer of Biden’s in the ’90s, opened up about her sexual assault allegations against the presidential candidate in a podcast interview with Katie Halper recently
Submitted by nocash at 2020-03-27 15:04pm to the Politics forum.

Boris Johnson tests positive for coronavirus

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus, the leader said on Friday.

Probably in a tremendous amount of pain. Outlook not good probably.
Submitted by Mordant at 2020-03-27 15:01pm to the Health & Beauty forum.

Virginia Pastor Who Said COVID-19 Was Anti-Trump “Mass Hysteria” Dies of Virus

Hell's full of such.
Submitted by B. Weed at 2020-03-27 6:29am to the Health & Beauty forum.

U.S. leads world in confirmed coronavirus cases

U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!
Submitted by Finster at 2020-03-27 5:11am to the Health & Beauty forum.

L.A.'s beloved taco trucks are in survival mode

On the evening of March 19, shortly after Mayor Eric Garcetti announced that Los Angeles would be placed under a “Safer at Home” ordinance in response to the coronavirus outbreak, the rolling avenues of Boyle Heights were unusually quiet.

At Primos Tacos on Breed Street, normally a crowded lonchera selling tacos, burritos and the chile-sauce-dipped sandwiches called pambazos, only one customer stood in line.

“Service has been down about 20% this week,” said Mario Sedano Torres, ...
Submitted by #YOLO at 2020-03-27 2:37am to the Food forum.

This Newly Identified Raptor Hunted With The Terrifying Agility of a Cheetah

Now, the fearsome creature has officially been named Dineobellator notohesperus, which means 'Navajo warrior from the Southwest' - and oh, what a fighter it was!
Submitted by Nibbles at 2020-03-27 0:33am to the Science forum.