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New deaths by county: 97 F Jefferson, 69 M Warren, 96 F Fayette, 82 M Perry, 97 M Warren, 88 M Warren, 84 F Warren, 62 F Warren, 97 F Bell, 94 F Warren, 89 F Warren, 86 F Christian, 90 F Jefferson
Alright, what do you think about including or not including University cases in considering community spread? -- You know I believe a university is a part of a community. Those kids go to restaurants, they go to bars, they go to different places in the community. Now, there is a challenge here, and it's one that we've got to discuss and it especially impacts where I went to school, Fayette County Public Schools. Right now, UK has so many cases that it may push Fayette County red, and if UK stays open and continues to have those amount of cases, they could potentially keep it red and then you've got Fayette County Public Schools saying “Wait. No, we need a, we need a community spread that our kids can go to school” that is a real issue. I talked to the superintendent about it the other day and we're continuing to have discussions. I talked to Mayor Gordon about it as well. And the answer, can't be “the university cases just don't count” because they are in the community. The question is how we can make sure we're taking the right steps so K-12 students don't miss out on opportunities because of other decisions. But this also makes us rise up, elevate our thinking, that it's more than just the institution or institutions we serve, it's the communities around us that can be impacted.
You have recently loosen some restrictions on visitations for long term care homes, is there any discussion about loosening in-person visitations for state inmates?-- The question is, given that we have loosened restrictions on visitation for long term care facilities, is their discussion on loosening it for inmates? There is discussion, it hasn't moved beyond any of those stages yet, so we don't have any step to announce, nor should it suggest that we're going to have a step to announce but it is being discussed, understanding that people very much especially in that situation rely on those personal interactions.
Governor, are you still looking at the release of your guidance on Trick or Treating by the end of the week? -- We are still working on releasing our guidance for Halloween. And, part of that's everything going on at the moment. But the other part is trying to find a safe way to do it, given the CDC said “don't do trick or treating at all.” And so we still want to give our kids an opportunity, and we're trying to figure out what that opportunity can be. You know, Halloween, I used to say my kids look forward to that 364 days a year, they're a little bit older now, I will again reiterate though- No adult parties, no block parties, that's something that we can't do and if you do that we can't try to create a trick or treating experience because then we brought even more people together in a close area.
The churches and civic groups that do those trunk or treating in parking lots. That would be ok? -- So one one option that we're looking at is to have civic groups do things outside in a way to where kids can get individually wrapped, you know bags would be better, if you think about it like some people give out birthday parties, at the end. And having our civic groups step up to do that in a safe way that they have really thought through, is one of the best ways we believe that that there could be that experience, but again we don't want to bring a whole bunch of people inside for it, either. COVID makes everything, not difficult but can make everything dangerous and it seems to attack the things that we like and love the most.
Alright, It is 4pm, that time we provide our update on our battle against COVID-19, each and every day. Today, I'm representing the Caywood Comets, this is a school in the Kenton County School District. I know they are working to get back safely to the classroom. Now we're going to jump right into the report today, go pretty quickly open it up for questions.
Positive cases today: 745
Probable cases: 7,550
Total confirmed cases: 64,158
Children Under 18: 107 - Again, it seems like we are seeing a larger and larger and larger portion of positive cases being our young people.
Total tests conducted: 1,301,407 (PCR: 1,226,385, Serology: 52,994)
Positivity Rate: 4.57%
Total hospitalized: 5,119
Currently hospitalized: 543
Total in ICU: 1,499
Currently in ICU: 122
On a ventilator: 71
Total recovered: 11,570
New deaths today: 13
Total Deaths: 1,137
New deaths by county: 97 F Jefferson, 69 M Warren, 96 F Fayette, 82 M Perry, 97 M Warren, 88 M Warren, 84 F Warren, 62 F Warren, 97 F Bell, 94 F Warren, 89 F Warren, 86 F Christian, 90 F Jefferson
Toughest part of today's report: 13 new deaths. These are 13 individuals whose families will be mourning them. It's a hard number for any given day, 13 individuals, and note on here's a friend of mine from Northern Kentucky that I just learned about an hour and a half ago had passed away after a multi-month battle with COVID-19. Remember this virus is very real and it's still out there. So let's make sure that we light our homes up green. We ring those bells at 10am, and that we try to reach out to these families that may be needing help or other families that while they might not have had somebody passed away, may be suffering from food insecurity, you may be worried about a child in that household, there may be a domestic violence situation, let's make sure that we are thinking about what we can do for others who need our help at all times during this virus. This is a time that takes more compassion than any in my lifetime and that's with every challenge we face right now. So, let's remember that. We've got to listen to each other. We've got to help each other. And every day that we have a lot of cases, 745 today. We know that they're going to result in a lot of deaths. Thankfully, our mortality rate continues to creep down, but still higher the volume of the cases, the more Kentuckians we lose. So let's make sure we wear that mask, we socially distance, we cut our contacts down, we do what it takes.
Racial breakdown of all cases: 80.10% Caucasian, 11.88% Black or African-American, 1.62% Asian, 5.90% Multiracial
Ethnicity breakdown of all cases: 89.08% non-Hispanic and 10.92% Hispanic
Racial breakdown of all deaths: 83.27% Caucasian, 12.98% Black or African-American, 1.15% Asian, 2.60% Multiracial
Ethnicity breakdown of all deaths: 96.41% non-Hispanic and 3.59% Hispanic
K-12 Update (PDF): 166 new students and 59 new faculty/staff positive from yesterday, 177 new schools.
Total facilities: 527
Active cases: 577 students, 288 faculty/staff
Total cases: 956 students, 342 faculty/staff
K-12 schools, a big jump here as you all know, I think we have close to seven high school football teams that are under quarantine multiple other sports, we are seeing a significant number of cases, some that we wouldn't have known about but for a different injury. You can get our full report online, remember it is behind the news that you would get. And coming up on Monday is when every school has to report to that dashboard that will go live on that Monday with a school having to update that every day so people should be able to get, not in real time, but every day, an update of what the situation is in their school, and in surrounding schools
University Update (PDF): 33 new students and 0 new faculty/staff positive from yesterday, 8 new facilities
Total facilities: 58
Active cases: 1395 students, 45 faculty/staff
Total cases: 2919 students, 84 faculty/staff
Before we open it up for questions. one I mentioned, the two LMPD officers last night that were shot. They are LMPD major Aubrey Gregory, he has been released from the hospital, I got a chance to talk to him personally last night. He was surrounded by family and friends, he's going to have a full recovery at least to my knowledge. The other is officer Robin, and I think it's this Desroches? and I apologize to him if I mispronounced his last name- he is stable and recovering, I talked to his mom last night- during a period where they were still working to ensure his stability. I want to condemn this act of violence in the most stark terms, it is absolutely wrong. And the answer to violence can never be violence. And we want to make sure that these individuals that were out there last night and will be out there again tonight are safe. And we need to ensure that any type of activity or demonstrations remain non-violent and remain peaceful. We have to understand just one person can mar something that otherwise is done the right way. And that means we need to make sure those around us are also doing things the right way.
Alright. With that, we'll open it up to, to questions started over here yesterday I think Shelby we'll start with you.
President Trump tweeted and said he spoke to you, can you give us some insight into the conversation with him? -- Right. So, last night after I learned of the injuries to our two law enforcement officers I returned to the Capital where I was here for several hours ensuring that they were okay, that we had the situation under control. Talked to the Mayor, talked to the Chief of Police, talked to one of the individuals that had been shot and then the family members of the other, also talked to the President of the United States, who initiated the call. His comments were that it appeared that we had things under control. He did make an offer, if at a later point we needed additional assistance, he would provide it. But, he stated and I agree that at this time we have appropriate levels of law enforcement or peacekeepers there, and that if necessary, we have the ability on the state level, to increase that level of support. It was a good call. I appreciate him, making it.
For tonight, what is the level of National Guard troops that are available in Louisville? -- The question is, how are we preparing for tonight? What's the number of National Guard troops in Louisville? We're not going to disclose the number, that's part of the operational security of those individuals, we will again be conducting limited missions, that are there for public safety and to protect critical infrastructure, like our hospitals. We will adjust accordingly to ensure our people are safe and we can keep other people safe. I want to say again that presence is in no way intended to stifle people's first amendment rights to give voice to any anger, frustration; but it is there to both keep people safe and ensure things, like our hospitals, can continue to operate when last night they were absolutely needed for these two officers and for those that might be suffering from COVID, or other injuries. It's important that those that do want to give voice, and do want to do that outside and in Louisville, do so before the curfew. And I would ask everyone to respect that curfew, the curfew is being applied to anyone that is out, I know that it was applied last night to one of the militia groups that showed up as well. And remember that those and other groups are also in the city, and I'm not sure it's them but there are always individuals that might want to turn something that is peaceful into something that's not, that may just like everybody, including law enforcement and demonstrators, and we got to make sure that that that that we don't allow that to happen. And that does take a sufficient presence, which will be out tonight.
You have recently loosen some restrictions on visitations for long term care homes, is there any discussion about loosening in-person visitations for state inmates?-- The question is, given that we have loosened restrictions on visitation for long term care facilities, is their discussion on loosening it for inmates? There is discussion, it hasn't moved beyond any of those stages yet, so we don't have any step to announce, nor should it suggest that we're going to have a step to announce but it is being discussed, understanding that people very much especially in that situation rely on those personal interactions.
Governor, given the indictment yesterday, does this give you any more impetus to equip the KSP with the body cameras?-- Now the question is, given the indictments yesterday. Is it any more impetus for KSP and body cameras? I mean that's a question we absolutely have to address, as we see more and more law enforcement out there wearing them. We've got to talk with the Kentucky State Police about it, I believe that body cameras can protect an officer, or in this case it would be a trooper, as much as anything else. I can tell you, aside from some of these tragic situations where body camera footage is needed just to know what happened, in many instances there can be complaints against an officer or trooper that if you have the body camera footage, you can dismiss them pretty quickly. Remember these sometimes are heated exchanges and sometimes having the video with that officer being professional, which is almost always the case, can be very helpful. The other thing that it can be is a tool, whereby supervisors can ensure that people are following the training they've had. I remember being in Washington DC for a national Attorney General's Association meeting and the then chief of the DC police, she talked about how she would take that footage home and watch it and see that there were instances- She talked about one domestic violence situation where one of the officers turned their back. Now, that wasn't anything between the individuals, but could have compromised their safety. And so it was a check on different ways that she thought that she could use to improve the department. I am for body cameras where appropriate, there are some instances where I don't think that they would be, based on the particular mission of that individual unit.
I want to ask about some comments you made on MSNBC earlier today in regards to your request for the Attorney General to publish more information about the Breonna Taylor investigation online. You said the release of those details wouldn't impact the federal civil rights investigation. How is that possible to not impact that investigation by making some of those details public? -- So today, the question is on one of the cable news shows, I talked about how I believe that the Attorney General can release the information from his criminal investigation, without impacting the federal civil rights investigation. I believe that there are very different investigations that set out to determine very different things, I don't think a ballistics report, for instance, is going to have an impact on a civil rights investigation. And if they believe that it does, I think that that the federal prosecutors can come forward and explain the specifics of that; but at this point with the Attorney General saying he is not pursuing certain things, then I believe it makes it appropriate to provide the facts, the information, the evidence, and It's about trusting the people of Kentucky. I trust them, that if they have all the facts, the evidence, and maybe some explanation, if needed, that they can process it. And I know the Attorney General talks about the truth, and I talk about the truth, I think we ought to let the people of Kentucky see all of that, evaluate, and come to the truth. I believe that it is fully appropriate to do at this point in time, I've been a prosecutor, I withheld judgment on that until we've reached the stage but at this point, put it all online. Put everything that would not impact, now there has been one indictment with three charges in it, put everything online that wouldn't impact that and that's really about apparently shooting into a different apartment building, and let people see it, and it's been done in other places. It was done several months later in Ferguson; it's been done by other prosecutors; it's an attempt to be transparent. And I've seen firsthand, that when you are willing to be transparent with the people of Kentucky, they will look at the information, they will try to understand the decisions you've made, they may disagree, but at least it's not a vacuum, where different emotions, or theories, or others can come into play. I'm sorry we made you wait, is it John? Okay, welcome.
I had a question for you about coronavirus: cases are higher now than earlier in pandemic when we've had more severe restrictions. But over the past two months those restrictions have been rolled back a little bit. So, I'm just curious to know, you know what would it take for you to include new restrictions for the things like public gatherings and things that you had earlier? -- So the question is with us now being at a higher level of total cases than we were earlier, but obviously we've gotten better at treating when we look at it, we also follow our hospital data, and right now I would say we are at a place where we can handle more cases than previously. We're also testing more to find more people who have it and that's a good thing, but you are right and that with loosening restrictions, that means people have more contacts, and we will see the virus spread more. What it would take for me to implement new restrictions would be what we saw when we had to cut restaurants for a period of time, and bars, and that is a proof of, or indications of, a real escalation. And not something that might be, you know, kind of up and down- and remember, our plateaus aren't entirely flat, and not something just very gradual where it'll take a couple weeks to see, but if we started seeing what looked like an escalation especially one, that looks like it could turn into a severe escalation like we saw in Florida and Arizona, once you start seeing that curve, that's when we would take additional action, that's when the White House would ask us to take additional action. And they're keeping track like we are, we use somewhat different data but we're in about the same place right now in that, mainly what we need people to do is be a little bit better, more people wearing the mask [holds up mask] and the white house again says we not only should have a mask mandate but I should be encouraging it every day, engaging in that social distancing, and remember, moderation, and not moderation like we had before March, but moderation in, on the same day if you're going to work, and going to the gym, and going to dinner that's just too many contacts. We got to spread them out. And make sure that those gatherings, which we still have that 10 person limit, we keep at that level. We do see a lot of spread and those. It's not necessarily backyard barbecue but it's house parties and as it gets colder and people drive inside that's going to be more important than ever.
So many parents are at home helping their children with virtual school but history is unfolding outside. How can they explain what is happening to their children? -- The question is with so many kids at home but history going on outside, how do they explain what's happening to their children? First, I was worried I was going to be a little late, because I was dealing with sixth grade geometry, with my son Will. Being governor doesn't stop your obligations, nor your duty as a parent. And boy, we certainly appreciate our teachers, when we're asked to step up and take a bigger role. I think that parents need to be able to have age-appropriate conversations with their children, and that they ought to be based in values, about the type of world that we think we should have, about true dignity for all people, about the fact that I believe that God calls on us to build a world that is free of inequities and oppression and racism. And then need to be able to talk to their kids about our country's history and the fact that we have had to make changes and take strides and many points in our history, and right now that we're being called on to do more. You know it's a conversation with what's going on there and also with what's going on in COVID-19 that's going to shape so much. But I'd like to think that every challenge gives us an opportunity to build a better day, and maybe to raise better people. Part of that calls on us to recognize what we're living through, both the pandemic and calls for a more equitable society, and then to make sure we're instilling the right values in our kids. And I just remind people, because I have to remind myself, that our kids are always listening, and my kids are always hiding behind the door listening to everything. And so, we got to really make sure in our heart and in our mind, we're not just saying the right things, but we believe them. And if we start feeling ways that we think “Wait a minute, I shouldn't” I mean that's the time that we're called on to be a little better. And so much of what we see, because we are inside, is on Facebook and Twitter which, I mean, it's turned into poison in so many ways, let's remember that if we're writing something down that contains hate or anger or making enemies out of one another, our kids are gonna read that one day too. And maybe if we write it, we ought to look at it, we outta realize that we need to change too, and be a little better, and maybe we just need to turn it off entirely.
Alright, what do I think about including or not including University cases in considering community spread? -- You know I believe a university is a part of a community. Those kids go to restaurants, they go to bars, they go to different places in the community. Now, there is a challenge here, and it's one that we've got to discuss and it especially impacts where I went to school, Fayette County Public Schools. Right now, UK has so many cases that it may push Fayette County red, and if UK stays open and continues to have those amount of cases, they could potentially keep it red and then you've got Fayette County Public Schools saying “Wait. No, we need a, we need a community spread that our kids can go to school” that is a real issue. I talked to the superintendent about it the other day and we're continuing to have discussions. I talked to Mayor Gordon about it as well. And the answer, can't be “the university cases just don't count” because they are in the community. The question is how we can make sure we're taking the right steps so K-12 students don't miss out on opportunities because of other decisions. But this also makes us rise up, elevate our thinking, that it's more than just the institution or institutions we serve, it's the communities around us that can be impacted.
What’s your reaction to the Supreme Court’s ruling that historical corporations are gambling devices are essentially no different than slot machines and illegal. -- The Supreme Court today ruled that certain types of instant racing games are not parimutuel, and therefore, I believe that they believe that they were unlawful. I will tell you that I believe that decision, while not criticizing the legal aspects of it, not having analyzed it, is devastating for so many Kentucky jobs, for the horse industry, and for the budget, the state budget, which it adds about $21M to every year and that's growing. So, I've already begun discussions with various partners about finding a path forward. We've now had this in the Commonwealth for several years, we have not seen the ills that people claim would come from it, coming from it. There is widespread gaming, much more than this over just about every single one of our borders right now. If it's going to take a legislative change we need to make the legislative change to keep our horse industry competitive but to keep our Commonwealth competitive. Listen, we need a lot more types of gaming to compete with those around us. I mean, Indiana, using our money to build the roads, and other states around us, Missouri, they can pay for their health care costs. And in this period of COVID-19, revenue from those sources, for the most part, hasn't gone down or not nearly as much once things reopened. And so we're gonna find ourselves at not being competitive in what is otherwise a free market that's out there. And so I hope that we will get the necessary changes to move forward, and when we make them, I hope that maybe we can make a lot more.
Jesse Jackson just called for athletes to boycott the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville, and other economic boycotts in Louisville over the grand jury not deciding How do you respond to that? -- I'm told that Jesse Jackson has asked athletes to boycott UK/UofL because of the grand jury decision. I respect Reverend Jackson, but they didn't have any control, UK or UofL, over what the grand jury did. I believe that they are trying, through programs and efforts, to build a better world. And so while I very much respect Reverend Jackson, I don't agree with a boycott of those that have had no control over this. Now, what I do think we ought to do is see all the information. I think the Attorney General can post it online, if he if there is some that needs to be held back because of the one indictment then that's a discussion and an explanation he can provide, but it's time to give the information. And I think that if he did this call for a boycott wouldn't have happened yet because I think everybody would be sitting down, and would be trying to process the true facts and evidence that's out there, and I think everybody benefits from the truth.
Governor Holcomb in Indiana has issued an order that beginning Saturday, all restaurants and bars can fully open in Indiana. Do you have anything that's, you know, in the works for our bars and restaurants here in Kentucky? -- So I haven't seen, it's apparently an order from Holcomb further opening bars and restaurants, that's something I'll have to talk to him about. With us just about to start opening schools, we've got to get that done first concern, or any other capacities.
Let's see this is wanting a response to this quote about AG releasing more info: “We appreciate governor Beshear’s team providing assistance to our office in the Commonwealth over the last few days in preparation for yesterday's announcement. However, releasing that information would compromise the federal investigation and violate a prosecutor, prosecutors ethical duties.” -- We did work well with the attorney general's office in communication leading up to it. I don't have an argument there. I've tried not to criticize the other parts, having not seen the file myself, but I've been a prosecutor, and I've been in that role and if you are no longer pursuing those charges there is not a duty, there is not a jury, that you could compromise. There is no criminal investigation there that you can compromise and so I do not think there can be a violation of those duties. I'm not the only one in my office, I have the former Deputy Attorney General and a former district judge, and he agrees too. I just, I don't agree with, with that view other prosecutors have done it. Let's just put it out there and let people see it.
Do you feel like the nine o'clock curfew is actually effective at minimizing the tension in Louisville in regards to the protests that are happening out there. -- The question is on the 9pm curfew in Louisville, and I think it’s necessary. I know a lot of people may not like it but as we see that the nights go further along there is just more of an opportunity for, for those that would want to incite violence, or take advantage of an opportunity, and I believe that it's necessary. But remember, it applies to everybody. And so for instance, these groups that claim that they are keeping the peace that are heavily armored, walking around Louisville with, what I understand is, no tactical training at all, and no specific mission, it makes them go home too. And from somebody that has dealt with them firsthand I think then going home is a really good idea. I just don't think that they ought to show up in Louisville, in the first place.
We mentioned schools just now and I wanted to ask, are we still on track to have the successful real thing that you're envisioning and are there any trends that could put that at risk that you guys have spotted? -- (Can we, if we do have the incident map for today, James if we don't, that's okay.) Every day we update our incident rate map on http://kyCOVID19.ky.gov/. What that shows is we have many counties that are in the yellow, or the green, that are we think in a good position to start some in-person class activities. We have others in the orange that need to be careful. And small groups would be best, a hybrid model after that. And then we have those in the red- that I do not think should be starting in person class and if they are in in-person class, they ought to move to virtual until they can move out of the red. I believe that in many places there can be a successful reopening but what a successful reopening is in COVID doesn't look like what it did before. It's our kids in masks all day long, because that's going to be required to lessen the spread, it's going to be fewer kids in a classroom, it may be them not being there as many hours of the day. But it is more direct interaction with their teachers, which we know is important. But the other thing is we got to be fluid, and we got to be flexible. We have seen, as we've been here, that there are counties that will have very few cases and then boom, you know 60, 90, 100 in just a couple days or over a week. And so we got to understand that you could even be in the green or in the yellow and by this time next week you could be in the red and you got to be prepared to move from that in-person back to NTI and then come back again. The two things we got to continue to defeat this virus is to be strong, to have the endurance to do this, as long as it takes. But number two, to be flexible, and knowing the conditions on the ground in your county, and your area can change really quickly so we've got to be able to change our approach.
I'll do one more set if you all have them, let's see, Did I respond to the President's offer for federal assistance to respond to the protests? -- The president and I agreed that right now we had sufficient assets, didn't need that help, and again, it was a positive conversation about what was already in place.
Last week, nursing homes were given federal guidelines saying they could resume indoor visits, and now if they're in a red zone, that county’s in a red cell, how does that affect them? Who do they follow the state or federal?-- On nursing home visits, The or long term care facilities, they have to follow the state guidelines that have been put out there. We think that they are very reasonable following the incident rate map as well. And I think it also allows our communities to know how safe or unsafe, it could be. You know, just because someone tells you you can do something, sometimes you shouldn't do something and this also gives more information to two family members. I know so many Kentuckians that will choose not to go see somebody in-person at different times because they love them. And that's a hard thing to grasp that you wouldn't see somebody in person because you love them, but you don't want to have even that potential of exposing them, depending on what you do. And you might want to think about it, depending on on your regular day and how many people you come into contact with. If you've got a job that has significant contact with other people, again you might want to be more careful.
2020.09.24 20:09 acertainsaintThree Years of Trying to Do More than 10 Push Ups (and the 60+lbs I Lost Along the Way)
From "Day 1" in 2017 to Whatever-Day-It-Is-Today, I actually have only dropped from 301.1 lbs to 239.9 lbs. But, I didn't start at 301. I just happened to be at 301 when I started. This is a long-winded story I've been thinking about writing for a minute and finally have the time, the data, and some results and thoughts to share with others. Here I am today: https://i.imgur.com/APotoNb.jpg and https://i.imgur.com/nBO6Ndj.jpg Here I am at Day Zero: https://i.imgur.com/KGXuu3I.jpg So, we'll start from the beginning: I have always been "husky" or "big boned" or whatever other adjective that loving parents use to describe their morbidly obese children. I liked to EAT. Fundamentally, I lived to eat. And this was compounded by a number of factors:
My family is made up of overweight adults with a palate for fatty, carb-heavy food and, more importantly, seconds. It was weird for someone to fill a plate and then not go back and fill it again!
When I was younger, my mother was an important business-lady and my father was notoriously horrible at cooking. This lead to the common "It'll take too long to cook dinner, so we'll just go out." Next thing you know, you're at a steakhouse eating cheese fried smothered with ranch dressing and bacon two to three nights a week.
My mom tried a few of the crash diet fads in the early 2000's. I remember Atkins being her BIG one; I think she paid for the big box of recipes and all that nonsense (which, ironically, was made funnier by the fact that she didn't start really cooking dinner at home until I was graduating high school in 2008). I remember seeing her "try" and "fail" to lose weight and at a certain point, eh - why try?
My weight never stopped me from doing the lazy things I wanted to do. Not like I'm going to lose weight so I can play Diablo II (I did have the Lord of Destruction Expansion) all weekend. I had more than my fair share of "neck-beard" mentality and a whole LiveJournal of cringe-worthy bullshit that came out of my brain in the 2003-2008 era of High School.
I didn't have any health issues because of my weight, so my weight was obviously not a problem. Right?
Whatever the reason was, I very quickly got fat around age 10 and stayed that way (ask me today and I'll still say I'm fat, just less so). At my biggest, I KNOW I was tipping the scales at 330-340 lbs (this would have been 2009, 2010). I don't have any proof because if you don't weigh yourself, you can't be as fat as you know you are. I'm taking credit for the undocumented weight loss. If you don't want to count it, eh - 60 lbs is still pretty cool, too.
Today (September 24, 2020)
Sex: Male (XY - I've seen my 23 & Me report)
Height: 6 feet 2 inches
Weight: 239.5 lbs
Goal Weight: 240 lbs by Jan 01, 2021
I am a bread bakepastry cook at a restaurant in Missouri and live in a secluded little apartment with my Wife. She farms chickens is the Poultry Specialist for the local university and does science with them, so I get a pretty good deal on eggs. No kids, yet, and no pets, yet. This leaves me with a lot of free time. Especially since I'm a baker - I wake up around 4am daily and leave work between 12pm and 2pm. The wife works 8am-5pm, so I have a good amount of spare time to myself. I also, because I know this matters, ALWAYS go to bed between 830pm and 9pm. As far as general fitness, I have just finished running a 4-day/wk variant of 5/3/1 (SSL, 5's Pro) which I did for the last 12 weeks. I've been lifting for most of my journey. I also took up running (on and off) for the last 6 months and have pushed and pushed from a 50 minute 5k to about a 30-32 minute 5k which I tend to mostly maybe run every other day regardless of what else is going on (so, Mon-Wed-Fri-Sun-Tues-Thurs-Sat, repeat). I also tried to include some Strongman conditioning twice a week depending on time. I also bought a bike in August and have generally enjoyed biking to-and-from work 3-4x/wk despite the ride being downhill in the morning and uphill in the afternoon. To put it simply, I'm active and I love it.
Day 1 (August 6, 2017)
Height: I think it was the same
Sex: Male (probably - I didn't do the DNA test until 2019)
Weight: 301.1 lbs
Goals: Do 10 push-ups
Relationship Status: I hate my girlfriend
Why did you Start?
So I've told you about me in High School. I've told you about me now. What is missing is everything in between. I was working in a BBQ Restaurant in Kentucky (where I'm from and grew up) and would regularly gamble with my coworkers over little bullshit things. Some of them were knowledge based, others were feats of strength, others were...look - we got REALLY bored sometimes and we had to pass the time. On my Day Zero, I specifically remembered being called out and challenged to do 10 push-ups. In a row. I could totally do that. Any person who couldn't do that was obviously a big dumb idiot or a Fatty McFatFat. Right? This was the mentality I went into this challenge with. I hadn't done a single push up in...ever? Since I thought about losing weight one time in college? Who does push ups for fun? Guys - I'm gonna level with you. I couldn't do 10 push-ups. I could do 5. I lost $50 that day. I was bet $30 that I couldn't do the push ups (I lost that one) and then immediately called out my similar-sized-Boss to do 10 push-ups for $20 (he did 15). Fuck. I was torn up. I went home that night and was like - yo, who can't do 10 push ups? That's like, basic shit. I've seen babies do push ups! Ugh. So I joined a gym. I started a MyFitnessPal. First workout selfie!
Counting Calories - But Never Tracking Weight
For the first few months of my Journey, I tracked calories pretty okay, maybe. I guessed a lot at what I ate (didn't own a food scale) and assumed I was making progress in my weight-loss because my lifts were going up in the gym (I was so, so, so dumb about some of that shit). Oh! I didn't own a bathroom scale. I thought about buying one, but didn't because it was too expensive. HA! God I had excuses. Based on the exactly 6 data points I collected, I managed to lose 10 lbs between August 6 and Jan 1. Here I am in November 2017: https://i.imgur.com/fF60Kr8.jpg Here I am in January 2018: https://i.imgur.com/5bgM5v0.jpg and https://i.imgur.com/HYneJXh.jpg That's about 21 weeks and about 0.5 lbs/wk. Which is great, sustainable weight-loss. While I think that MFP overestimates your needed calories, I did manage to lose a good amount of weight at an okay rate over a reasonable time. Here's a major consideration though: I never once tracked exercise via MFP and I set my activity level to Sedentary. If you want slow, consistent results - I think that not tracking weight daily can work. Not for me, but hey - everything works for everyone. I also dropped 150 lbs of good-for-nothing girlfriend that I didn't much care for. That took WAY longer than it should have. It was a horribly toxic relationship and one that I was glad to be out of. Frankly, the more I focused on bettering myself, the less the relationship was "good" for me. She wanted to drink and drink and drink and I wanted to go to bed at a reasonable hour. My goals shifted and I realized that this particular girl was not The One. Mental health improved considerably.
Due to circumstances fully beyond my control, I was rendered bed-ridden and calorie deprived for 165 days. I had no physical activity and I lost 40 lbs in 24 weeks. There were entire days where I didn't stand up. I lost a ton of weight but this came at a huge cost: I lost all the muscle I had worked to put on. Remember how I looked in January 2018? Here's what I looked like in July 2018: https://i.imgur.com/5x8ViQG.jpg At this point, I was 245 lbs, fully clothed, Doctor Weight. And y'all know Doctor Weight is the realist weight. I was weak, fragile, and barely able to walk 50 feet without needing a break. When I finally did make it back to the gym, I was unable to squat the bar - seriously. I failed a squat with a 45 lb bar at 245 lbs BW. So I did what any reasonable human being does: bulking season, bitches! I bought a bathroom scale. I brought my weight up to 260 lbs by September and held it there through Jan 2019. This was important for me though - I went up and down a couple 5 lbs here and there but I really did try and keep my 7-day running average around 260 lbs. This took discipline that I was not used to - I realized that some of the cues I took to "eat" were just boredom. I stopped using food as a comfort, as a reward, or even as enjoyment. Food was fuel - and you don't top off the gas tank when the lever clicks.
This is what works for me, and I know this won't work for a lot of people, but I think it's an important note here, before I lose the weight again: I eat the same foods daily. I find that I cannot handle the mental stress of 1) losing weight 2) having to push hard in workouts despite being purposefully under-recovered and 3) counting calories. So I don't. I figure out what every day needs to look like and then I eat that diet every single day. Currently, I just finished 12 weeks of weight loss. I wanted to shoot for about 2400-2500 calories consumed on any given day. Here's exactly what I've been eating: Breakfast: Half a gallon of coffee, 6 eggs (ranging in size from peewee to jumbo, but all mixed), 1 tbsp butter, 40 grams of oatmeal, 1 tbsp brown sugar, 140 grams of frozen fruit (blueberries, strawberries, etc), 30 grams blanched slivered almonds. Lunch: 450 calorie protein shake (50 grams of carbs, 50 grams of protein, give or take) (if I make it at work, add 2 shots of espresso) Snack: two random yogurts ranging in caloric content from 90-190 calories. Dinner: 1 chicken breast (8-12 oz) grilled, 160 gram serving of cooked mixed grains (quinoa, barley, farro, and white rice), 180 grams of steamed peas. And I ate this every single day (with a few exceptions when my wife got bored) for 13 weeks. To maintain weight, I'll probably just add 6 eggs or yogurt or peanut butter to my snacks and see where that puts me. I like to make easy swaps (like, 2 servings of PB2 is basically 1 yogurt's worth of calories and it solves my peanut butter craving). I don't like to track my calories. And this works for me. YMMV. Oh! Also 5g of creatine. Every day.
Fitness - and Fittin'-This-Pizza
For the most part, I do resistance training. In Jan 2019, I had a few goals:
Join the 1/2/3/4 Plate Club (spoiler: I didn't)
Do 1 Pull-up (spoiler: I did)
Drop from 260 lbs to 245 lbs (spoiler: I did).
By and large, I was able to go to the gym and lift weights for almost all of 2019 and it's during this time that I really did start to notice "changes" in the mirror and in my body. In March of 2019, I was starting to see a few muscles, my belt fit a little better, and I think I even took up trying to maybe consider jogging with my then-girlfriend-now-wife. Turns out, life is WAY better when you a partner with similar goals. We both wanted to be stronger and so we had a lot of fun weight training together. One particular instance stands out in 2019. The Lady and I were hungry and antsy on a rest-day from the gym. We wanted pizza but didn't really think we deserved it since we'd done literally nothing all day. Like, you know those days where you sit on the couch and do nothing while binge watching Game of Thrones? That kind of day. So we decided we were going to walk 5 miles to get a pizza, eat the pizza, and then walk 5 miles back home. And we did. Was it a bad use of food-as-a-reward? Sure. But the journey was really the more fun part! We both play PoGo and had a blast chasing pokemon down the road on a mission to get food. It's a great memory for both of us. Here I am in November 2019 (243 lbs) about 2 weeks before I proposed: https://i.imgur.com/WldpVU5.jpg And I know what you're thinking - that might be the outline of abs! BTW - she said yes, we were married in December, and life is good.
2020 - And the 90 Day Challenge (That We Failed Miserably)
In December 2020, I proposed to my Lady (get the double entendre?) that she and I try and lose weight for the first 90 days of 2020. Here's how that went: January 1: 255 lb weigh in after a night of horrific binge drinking https://i.imgur.com/xaM1E9a.jpg Feb 23: 238 lb weigh in after my birthday weekend and the last time we tracked weight: https://i.imgur.com/IcMd32Q.jpg In January, we found out that we would be leaving KY and moving to MO in March. Like, we needed to be packed up and living in Missouri in the first week of March. So we canceled the gym membership in Feb, rented an apartment sight unseen in Missouri, and moved 500 miles away. Life was too hectic to also worry about things like our weight or the fact that we tried to lose weight in a crazy crash-diet for funsies. We moved to Missouri without issue and then - COVID-19. The gyms closed. I was unemployed. Deep depression set in as I unpacked our new home and did nothing all day. I must have spent a month in this horrific sneaky hate spiral. March came and went. April came and went. I started to go to the park nearby for a walk and that eventually became a good routine for me. There weren't many Pokestops, so I started to want to get between them faster. Walking became slow jogging and jogging became dedicated running and Pokemon fell by the wayside in that endeavor. Hey - do what works for you, right? My first attempt at a 5k (which happens to be exactly 5 laps at the local park) was 52:44 walking. I knew I could do better. (Spoiler: My best time to date is 30:30 with a 5-run average of 31:24). July 20: https://i.imgur.com/KYEaXKA.jpg 252 lbs. I had regained 15 lbs during COVID-quarantine.
Losing the COVID-19
So I set about losing the COVID-19. How hard can it be? I figured I'd lose weight at about 2lbs/wk (which at 250 lbs, should be easy enough). I did the math, figured out my diet (see above) and set to work. For the next parts of the story to make sense, you'll need a graph: https://i.imgur.com/4uec8KV.png I put my plan into place. A local powerlifting gym was open and I joined on their first day open. It's 24/7 and generally pretty empty when I want to be lifting, so it was going to be safe and had all the equipment and support that I would need to make serious lifting gains. You'll see that I had Setback #3 around the first week of August: I had literally burnt myself out. I started pushing the 5k times for faster and faster. I bought my bicycle and rode it more and more often. I wanted more conditioning. More cardio. Faster lifts. Heavier lifts. In short: I kicked my own ass. I had to readjust. The calories I was eating previously (about 2000/day) were not enough to support my activity level. So I bumped the calories to 2500ish/day and finished my training block. You'll also see big spikes in weigh-ins - yeah, those are days when the Wife was tired of chicken/rice/peas and demanded something more fun (pizza, chinese, spaghetti, nachos). And you'll see that even those occasional "oh my god why did I eat that?" days didn't really hinder progress. In fact, I will credit my wife with helping to fight the mental fatigue of losing so much weight so quickly.
I have joined the 1/2/3/4 plate club as of this month after...let's call it 18 months of real training.
I hit a 1000 lb PL total, too (265 Bench/325 Squat/420 DL).
I can do 4 pull-ups in a row! I'm hoping to hit 10 by Jan 1.
Ran a 30:30 5k. I need to shave 30 seconds, but I think I can do it.
I am at my lowest adult weight.
I don't get winded walking up the stairs.
I don't get winded biking up the big stupid hill I have to bike up to get out of the driveway at 430am.
Guys, I see it all the time in Fitness. This is a fucking marathon. It's not a sprint. It is a lifetime of real, slow lifestyle changes that build and continue to snowball until you look back and cannot believe how far you've come. I could not do 10 push ups! Now I can do 20 in 30 seconds. If you told 27 year old me about what 30 year old me would be up to, I would not believe it. I don't have much in the way of advice. My lifts aren't stellar or even really impressive on the internet. My progress is okay, but I've seen people really crush it and lose more. I'm gonna run the full 21 week program Average to Savage and that should end around my birthday. See where I am at 31. But I do know that 1 day isn't enough to fuck up your progress. Hell, 1 week isn't even a big set back. 165 days bed ridden didn't hold me back. I have a completely rebuilt shoulder and that doesn't hold me back. Why would one day hold you back? So, take it one day at a time. Today sucked? Tomorrow you'll do better. Gotta make a sacrifice today? Tomorrow you'll do better. Be better. Do better. My wife jokes that I live by two rules: 1) Never lie to yourself and 2) There is nothing I can't do. I'll leave you with that great advice and here's a video of me failing a 435 lb deadlift attempt for shits and giggles: https://youtu.be/LbWHDkCuqjM I have plenty of excuses, but tomorrow I'll do better.
New deaths by county: 99 F Christian, 83 M Marshall, 84 F Jefferson, 50 M Jefferson, 81 F Jefferson
[Mods: Today’s update was 90% about the Breonna Taylor Case. The Governor, Sec. J. Michael Brown, and State Representative Booker spoke today their thoughts. The questions were also about the case. COVID updates are listed below the Questions, and the Gov requested that COVID questions wait until tomorrow. Thanks.] Comment with daily numbers
Full Notes Good afternoon Kentucky. We're going to start today by several of us making comments on the announcement today from the grand jury and from the Attorney General on the Breonna Taylor investigation. And then after those comments and any questions I'm going to provide a brief COVID report. As Governor, you can do a lot of things and some people think you can do just about anything. But as Governor I cannot control decisions made by an attorney general's office, I cannot control decisions made by a grand jury, and I don't lead local law enforcement offices. But what I can control is how I lead, what I say, what I am committed to doing. I start with the humility and acknowledgement, that I will never feel the weight of 400 years of slavery, segregation, and Jim Crow. I will never personally feel that weight but I can listen. And I can try to hear. And I can be clear: That systematic racism exists in this world, in this country, and in our Commonwealth. It exists in unequal access to health care, in disproportionate incarceration rates, and it impacts everything: from wealth, earnings, education, even how long we live on this earth. My faith teaches me that injustices and inequalities must be addressed. The world that God calls on us to build is one without racism. One without oppression. One without violence. Since the start of my administration we have worked to combat some of these inequalities. We've restored voting rights, we've protected and expanded health care, and we have built an inclusive team. But as I listen, and as I try to hear, I know that there is so much more work to be done. There are hundreds of years of pain to be addressed. And my job is to continue to listen, to try to hear, and to do everything I can to build the type of world that I think everybody's kids deserve; one where we live up to our true values, one where we live up to our faith, one where we try to make a dream talked about many decades ago, closer to reality.
Today, the Attorney General announced a mixture of the findings of his investigation and the decisions of the grand jury. We appreciate his communication with us leading up to the announcement, it allowed us to take steps that we needed to take regarding Louisville, and communication leading all the way up to the announcement. And in the announcement he described the investigation. But he talked about information, facts, evidence that neither I nor the general public, have seen. I believe that the public deserves this information. So I previously made what I would call a suggestion to the Attorney General, and now I'm making the request, that he post online all the information, evidence, and facts that he can release without impacting the three felony indictments. The three felony counts in the indictment issued today. Everyone can, and should, be informed. And those that are currently feeling frustration, feeling hurt, they deserve to know more. I trust Kentuckians, they deserve to see the facts, for themselves, and I believe that the ability to process those facts helps everybody. And I believe that no matter what somebody's perspective is on today's announcement, that they believe having the full amount of information out there, and these have been posted by other prosecutors across the nation in different situations, is hopefully something that can help us talk to each other. Help us heal, help us move forward, and help us always to make improvements. I'm going to turn it over to someone who I get to work with every day, someone whose advice I've relied upon, that has been a district judge, has been the deputy attorney general, has been someone that has experienced more than I could ever claim to: and that is Jay Michael Brown once he’s done we're gonna hear from Representative Booker.
(Sec Brown takes over:) Thank you Governor. I'm not expecting to stand here today, it's a different role for me, this situation. But over these last few weeks many times as we sat in his office and we've discussed what's going on, not just in Louisville, but in the world. The governor looked to me, I think because of not only have I spent 4 decades in the law, I've lived through a lot of things, having been blessed to be 71 years old now.
I've seen assassinations of John F Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Robert Kennedy, and Malcolm X. I've seen disturbances in the street. I was born before Brown versus Board of Education. I was alive when the Civil Rights Act passed. I served my country in a time when we were supposedly changing hearts and minds and thought that was the right thing to do at the time, don't regret it. But I've come to recognize that sometimes the effort to just change hearts and minds is not enough. That we really need to change behavior. The criminal justice system right now needs certain changes, not just in behavior, but in process. I think the first involves some technological issues. There are rules of evidence that were developed sometimes hundreds of years ago that hasn't caught up to technology that was developed in the last 10 minutes so much. I also believe that the public has developed an expectation, rightfully so, that government, and those in the criminal justice system, will present to them information that they can understand, in a way that they can understand it, regardless of what it is. There are certain things which are facts, whether it's a photograph, whether it's a tape recording, whether it's a report, that won't change over the course of a tribunal and won't necessarily prejudice either the defendant, with the presumption of innocence, or the prosecution, whose job it is to seek justice. A prosecutor's job is to seek justice.
I'm not going to try to explain much about what happened with the Breonna Taylor situation in the grand jury; although I would encourage everyone to learn more about how our system really works with the grand jury and what these indictments are and what these charges are or are not. And I would have hoped that more of that explanation would have come out from a variety of sources before we got to today's result. I think what happened was a situation where expectations were built up that were not necessarily based on a full knowledge of what the legal standards were, and therefore when those expectations were not met, their severe disappointment. But in that disappointment, I live in Louisville, and obviously in Kentucky which I've served for a number of years and in this country which I've served faithfully for a number of years. I would hope that we don't take a regressive step forward in changing behaviors. The way we really change behaviors- and Breonna Taylor's legacy is that it can change behavior, because more of the world, when you saw demonstrations in countries that really don't have anything to do with Louisville, KY. You know that it's widespread. And I want to make one other comment before I step down because it struck me. You know, on June 25th, I was here in this capital out and around it when Until Freedom had a demonstration here. And they have many speakers including Mr Crump who I've met known from previous, you know, engagements, so to speak, spoke to him out on the veranda they're one of the speakers that day was Common. And it was very eloquent, but there was something ringing in my head from Common and it came from the fact that sometimes I used to hear him almost every morning driving back and forth to Frankfort.
People talk about “being woke”. Well, there is a song called “Wake Up Everybody'', and John Legend and Common teamed up, and they made a wonderful version of it, and here's what we would call a rap part of it in the middle of it, which I think those words apply right now. I'm not gonna read the whole thing.
But here's what Common says, and you know in a rhythm that only I wish I could recreate. He says:
Though I'm the type to bear arms and wear my heart on my sleeve
Even when I fell, in God I believe
Breathe the days in
Weave through the maze and the season so amazing
Feed them and raise them
Seasons are aging: earthquakes, wars, and rumors
I want us to get by but we're more then consumers
We're more than shooters, more than looters
Created in his image, so God live through us
And even in this generation living through computers
Only love, love, love can reboot us
Let's follow the principles echoed by Common and Martin Luther King and a lot of other people. Let's strike the consciences of people and not the fears in people, and we can continue the change that led to the point where my next speaker could walk these halls in the General Assembly. Or I could hold a position that I do now in state government.
(Charles Booker comes to the podium.) I am State Representative Charles Booker. I represent the 43rd district, but to be more precise, I represent the Commonwealth of Kentucky and a lot of people who feel a lot of pain right now. I listened to the words of a giant, making it clear that I'm just me being here is a testament to what progress can look like. I feel that weight right now. And our community has been through so much this year, but it speaks to generations of pain and inequity and in this moment right now the first thing that I want to do is recognize Miss Palmer and Breonna's family. I have the dog tag from my cousin T.J. I carry it with me every day. They are dealing with trauma and pain that will never really go away. They have grieved before an entire nation, the world even, has seen their heartbreak. And I know that today was just another painful chapter, and a path of healing, of reconciling what can never fully be reconciled. Because Breonna Taylor should be alive today. And I also want to acknowledge a community of people who have risen up in protest, calling for justice, even in the face of being ignored, hit with tear gas, pepper bullets, demonized, called names. They've shown up every day. People like my family, Mr. Cortez, we call him “C Tez”. Keturah, Shameka, Stachelle . So many folks that helped us ring out the cry for Breonna Taylor's name, not simply to account for what the officers did, that's critical, we'll talk about that; we're talking about that. But also to call out the fact that we have to do the deep-rooted work. That justice isn't just about what happens to these officers, it never was just about what happens to these officers, it was always about the fact that we have generations of poverty and inequity all across our Commonwealth, that so many people feel the fear of knowing that justice may not account for their humanity. I talk about it often in this building. And the truth of the matter is today, their strength is why I have so much hope. In spite of what some may want to do in seeking to cast wedges and divide us and make this a conversation about “some” versus “others”. We realized as a collective as a Commonwealth, because the people that are marching come from all corners, all walks of life, we realize that this moment is about family. And I'm proud of that truth. Let's be clear: Justice failed us today. It failed us in a way that it has been failing us for generations. We are here doing this work, I was elected to do this work, because we need to make justice ring true, because it has failed. A woman, a black woman, was killed in her home by the agency that paid to protect and serve her. That's wrong. There is no justifying that. And if it calls on us, and it does call on us, to change laws, to lift up Breonna's law but to do so much more in accountability and reimagining public safety in a true sense, which is not simply, more and more law enforcement, being called on to be everything, public safety. We have to do that work if we really want to honor Breonna. And when I leave here I will go home to the West End of Louisville. I will see a lot of people that I love dearly hurting, even in the streets. And I want to speak to them. The last thing I'll say: this moment, to me, to us, is about protecting the movement. All of us, all across the Commonwealth of Kentucky- as family, we have to do the work to make sure that we can all be free and have the liberty of being safe in our homes. To make sure that we all have the opportunity to pursue our dreams. Breonna wanted to take care of people. (tears up) She should be here to pursue her dreams. We all need to commit to making community mean something, to making democracy means something, to making justice mean something. And I'm asking you all from every corner of this Commonwealth: lift your voices, keep demanding change, keep leading for change, run for office yourself. I'm a living witness of that. But don't be quiet, don't slow down, and most importantly, lean in with love. Love is what's gonna get us through this: love for our Commonwealth, love for one another, love for our future. Our faith in one another, our faith that justice can finally ring true. Let's cling to that now together, and keep one another, safe, and we'll get through this. That's what Kentucky does. That's what we're made of. We'll get through this together. And we will chart our course where leadership does not hide behind the law, where leadership can show the courage to speak the truth, and be accountable for the lives of all of us, even if it's the life, and especially if it's the life of a black woman. Where our leaders won't preach to us and condemn us and try to tell us how to express our pain, but will acknowledge our pain, and hear our cries and be accountable to them. We're going to realize that. Breonna, thank you for being the light. We'll keep fighting to honor your name.
(Governor Beshear comes back to the podium.) Thank you, Representative.
Alright, we’ll open it up for questions on this, and then afterwards, I'll give a quick update on a pandemic that we are still fighting that disproportionately is taking other lives. So we'll start over here with you, Karen.
Protestors gathered around the history center while the Attorney General was inside listening, and as everything was announced one said, “The divide is greater now than it has ever been. And it seems like every time we take a few steps forward we get shoved back.” Could you respond? -- The question is about some individuals who apparently had gathered outside the History Center who expressed feelings that divide is greater than ever, and that were moving backwards. (The reporter repeats part of the quote and Beshear repeats it back) “Every time they take a few steps forward, they get shoved back out”. Well first, I want to make sure that I listen to and hear that pain and that frustration. Many people think your job as governor is to get up here and talk and I know I've had to talk a lot. But sometimes it's to make sure that you are hearing, especially experiences that may be different from yours, but also your sincere belief that this is a Commonwealth where everybody counts. And where there are systematic issues like racism, we have to know that they are impacting the lives of Kentuckians and unfairly preventing so many from reaching their potential. And we've seen even before some of this or I've seen the amount of pain that is out there. But, I hope they realize our commitment, or at least my commitment, in these halls and what's considered the most important office in the Commonwealth, that I want to do better and that personally means I gotta be better. I'm gonna continue to listen because I know that the best ideas and the way we move forward aren't just going to come from me. Maybe none of those ideas come from me. But they're ideas that we are going to be able to put in place, hopefully change the Commonwealth, and change the world if we sincerely believe that we have a true duty to one another and to our God to build the world that I think he or she requires of us.
requires the Attorney General to release the investigatory file if requested? -- The question is does the Open Records Act require the Attorney General to release the file if requested. Obviously I was Attorney General, up until about 9 months ago, 10 months ago, it moves fast. And we had to make a lot of those decisions. There are differences between a prosecutors file and an investigatory file, and then there are requirements that that something is final. But what I can say is, regardless of what the Open Records law requires, given that today's announcement only related to a specific officer and shots that were fired that reached a different apartment, it would seem that the investigation and or any further movement on other actions that occurred that night are done, and that there can't be any prejudicing any jury that's out there because according to today's announcement there won't be any. And so I think that it's time to release those ballistics reports. And listen, I appreciate that the attorney general talked in detail about them, those are the types of facts that can help us process, and he talked through it today and he didn't shy away from the fact that there was inconsistency in them. Again, I trust people if they are able to get that information. And so what I'd like to see is all of that put online, those pieces of evidence, those reports, so that people can truly read them and process them. And that conversations we need to have moving into the future, if they're about this specific incident, can be based on it, or if there are things we can learn and, I think we all agree and everyone, law enforcement and others agree that that we should learn every single time that there is a tragic occurrence about what we can do better, Mark?
Booker said it wasn’t just about the officers, it was about the generations of inequalities. What can the state of Kentucky do to change that and do you have any proposals that you're thinking about? The governor's budget proposal to try to address that? -- So the question comes off of Representative Booker's eloquence and speaking his truth, and thank you for doing that today. That's what these walls that this Capitol should be about. And that's what we all need to hear and listen and I hope everybody out there is hearing and listening, and Representative Booker talked about how justice deals with hundreds of years of inequities. I believe that we have to start directly addressing them and be intentional about it every day, and one that I've been intensely focused on is health care because, in the midst of COVID we have seen our black and African American Kentuckians dying at twice the rate of the population. And it's no secret why: it is inadequate access to health care. This is something that Dr. King talked about so many years ago about being one of the greatest forms of inequality and shame on us for not solving and resolving that before now. We've launched a campaign directly aimed at the black and African American community, aimed at signing every single individual up for some form of health care that's going on right now. And we're gonna we're gonna move further after that to get everybody in the Commonwealth signed up for health care. But I'd like to think that step is finally showing priority for a community that for far too long, we haven't shown priority for. It's about building wealth, not just creating jobs in an area, but building wealth in a community where we haven't provided those opportunities. Providing educational opportunities and knowing different things that we have to do to get there. You know there are studies that show, it's a fact that an African American teacher can have an incredible impact on minority students and you see that in the outcome. We got to step up, work with our HBCUs to make sure that we have those programs in place and we're continuing to improve it. We need more programs to recruit more black and African American Kentuckians into our law enforcement, to ensure that law enforcement and everything else look like the rest of our Commonwealth. We got to make sure that we don't have laws, whether it's insurance, or others that make it harder for some individuals to move ahead in different ways than others; banking laws too. And four years we have had programs rightfully so, that invest in Eastern Kentucky and invest in Western Kentucky, I made those announcements. We need those same types of programs, and I proposed one in our budget this last year, that invests in areas like West Louisville. It's time for us to step up and do our part so that, for me, and what it keeps coming back, in the next pandemic we're not just repeating the same things. Because we've seen and we're hearing about the pain of this individual situation today. But the pain in a pandemic, where systematic racism in our healthcare system has resulted in countless more people dying than they should, that is one that I feel every day reading off that counties and the ages.
(Speaking to one of the reporters.) One more before you. -- Oh, I'm sorry. Yeah. (Reporter’s question) Do you believe justice was done today? -- Well, I believe, the question is, “do I believe that justice was done today?” Being a former prosecutor and attorney general, I think that we need to see the facts, the evidence, and I hope moving forward, there's more explanation of process, and of what certain things require. I know that Mrs. Palmer, who I've met, who stood right here, actually we were in the Supreme Court, has got to be in a lot of pain today, and I can't imagine losing one of my children. But I think having more of the facts out there to where people can see, and people can truly process it is where we need to be. The Attorney General spoke today about the truth, and I agree with our commitments to the truth. I just asked him to provide more of the tools for everyone to be able to evaluate and to determine what that truth is. I never expected when I was Attorney General for people just to rely upon my judgment. I wanted to make sure that people saw the reasons for what we are doing, and there's still the opportunity to do that there. I don't think that there was a response today to a question about what might be forthcoming there. (Tom? And then Kathy)
Rep Booker, and Sec. Brown can weigh in on this too: Representative Booker obviously talks with people in his community, Secretary Brown’s got past experience in the legal world, you were former AG. Is there anything that you have been able to detect thus far that perhaps the investigation was flawed in any way? -- So the question is have I determined that the investigation was flawed in any way, I'd need to see the evidence, I’d need to see the statements, I’d need to see what was and wasn't done, to have any comment on that. I think that everybody looking back wishes that things had been done differently. Not in the investigation sense but certainly, and what happened that night. And there have been a number of things suggested since that I think shed a little bit of light on that, about what it ought to take to get a no-knock warrant, even though when it was executed apparently, there's a question about whether it was executed as a no-knock warrant. Who should be able to execute a no-knock warrant? What type of training does that takes? Because that's a very different situation, in most parts of our state law enforcement never conduct one. And most of the time, at least what has been explained to me, it's conducted by a highly trained group and unit. What type of surveillance needs to be done ahead of time before one, to again, reduce the risks? These are all things moving forward that we need to look at both from a process standpoint, and as a legal standpoint. You know if I had a wish, and I talked about it during the investigation period: It was just for more explanation. I think people need to understand process, they need to understand elements. And that's not talking down to people, it's just giving people information that I think that they need to take what they hear and put it into some type of context. When we have such a vacuum in something that we are so passionate, or so frustrated, or when we have a vacuum of information it makes it so much harder, on us personally, and emotionally, and those that are involved, (to offscreen: do you want to add to that or? Okay.) Catherine?
What’s your message to demonstrators who are taking to the streets tonight who are upset with hearing this decision? -- The question is, what's my message to demonstrators? Well first, I will listen and I want to hear and I truly want a better world for your kids and for mine. And while this is an unfair, inequitable world to your kids then my kids aren't living in the right world either. I believe that I have a duty to my faith and to my Commonwealth, to make sure that we do so much better and I want to be a partner moving forward. I will never, ever tell someone not to give voice to their truth, or to speak out for what they believe in. But I would ask that we not engage in any type of violence, and that we not put ourselves in a position, and the people not put themselves in a position, where someone can hijack what they are trying to do, can try to incite violence around them. We've already seen some militia groups walking through downtown Louisville. So be safe. And the eyes of the world are on Louisville. People will hear. There are more cameras broadcasting to more places. And so, I'd be mindful that they're here, but also that that you're heard and let's try to do this in a way that makes positive change and is not used to prevent change. Joe?
AG Cameron today was asked today to talk about several aspects of the process of the grand jury as to whether prosecutors recommended indictments or not? The racial makeup of the grand jury is? Do you think that those are part of the grand jury report that should be revealed publicly? -- The question is about different questions the Attorney General was asked today about the grand jury proceeding. And you do have to be careful in a grand jury proceeding about what you can and can't disclose, though there have been situations, one was after the fact, but in Ferguson, where transcripts and evidence were released almost in the whole. I certainly think that a legitimate question in racial and demographic makeup of the grand jury. I think that that's something that I hope they reconsider responding to. I mean in a city of Louisville that is already so diverse, I don't think it will give out anybody's identity or compromise who they are. And provided that it is sufficiently diverse, it may give people just another piece of information that they can process.
Sec Brown said, and do you believe, that the expectations were too high for people going into this about the repercussions that would happen to the officers that were involved? -- The question is, did I believe the expectations were too high for people leading into this, and Secretary Brown is speaking his truth, based on his experience. I don't know exactly where people's expectations were, but I believe it's really hard to put in context a decision today without knowing what it took to get to that decision, or what it would take to get to another decision. I know that, especially when you're hurt, that without explanation in a vacuum of information, it can be incredibly tough. And that it's not viewed in isolation, there are other incidents that have gone on around the United States. Now there was an indictment today with three felony charges but I think trusting people with the information and putting it out there, so that it at least they can evaluate, I just think that that's the right thing to do. And again I think the Attorney General Cameron believes in truth, and I believe in truth, I’d just like for people to see the information so they can determine the truth.
Do you feel like drug crimes in Kentucky are enforced appropriately and do you think there's any room for reform in that aspect? -- The question is, do I think drug crimes are enforced correctly in Kentucky and what are some potential changes there. First, obviously we have an addiction crisis in the state. I believe that the way the best way to address that is to help people get better and to give, especially kids, but people as they grow older, the tools to not fall into addiction in the first place, but then the job skills and the help that people need to get out of it and to stay out of it. I will say the only way I believe we win the war on drugs, if it's still even that is, is to help people, not to incarcerate people. It's about impacting the demand and not the supply. You know, there are so many really dangerous drugs out there, I understand why we have enforcement, when we have things like fentanyl that can kill you the first time you try it or even harm people when they touch it, we have to recognize that. Now I also think that it's never a wrong thing to step back and to look at actions we take in any of our processes. I was just talking with Secretary Brown, who was working with the city of Louisville when they ended their high speed pursuits, by law enforcement, based on what can happen in the danger that it can create. And so I certainly think that it's something that we can all look at in a form of improvement about when you would undertake certain activity based on the likely harm coming out of it, but also the harm to other people that can occur. We’ll do more. Karen?
There was some fear and anger today- it happened over the last few days: of police presence, and then downtown in Frankfort people noticed snipers, and of course the National Guard presence, so there's concern that there's an expectation now of violence. could you reiterate why those measures are being taken? -- The question is why certain measures are being taken from a law enforcement standpoint, I do want to make sure I mention one thing, there was a question included people in downtown Frankfort including, and the term was used, “snipers”. Those are not snipers and I want to make sure that (reporter responds, inaudible) I understand. So in any circumstance where state police or others are trying to ensure security, they do want a high vantage point, so that they are able to see what's going on all around, that's standard and that's not intending to put anybody in a quote unquote “sniper position”.
Our goal, and today I authorized a limited deployment of the National Guard, our goal is to make sure that we can keep everybody safe. We've got a militia walking around, I think they broke with the three percenters- downtown Louisville. We've got others that would take what is otherwise a peaceful rally/demonstration/protest and would like nothing more than to see people harmed. We've got some critical infrastructure, I'll give you an example: hospitals, right now that we have to make sure, stay open and aren't disrupted in a time of COVID or anything else. I know that it can be hard to see that presence and I know that there are some that disagree with it but I can tell you from my standpoint, why it's being done is to make sure that anyone and everyone can express their first amendment rights, but that they can do so safely that no one can can incite violence, and that and that that critical infrastructure can can continue to operate in times where it where it has to.
A little bit more on the National Guard issue, this is something a lot of people are really scared of when they hear that “The national Guard has been deployed to Louisville“- (Gov: Yeah.) What assurances, can you provide that, you know, basically what happened in late May, you know, with David McAtee at 26th and Broadway doesn't happen again? -- The question is on the National Guard and it's hard to believe as governor in different ways I think I've had to deploy the National Guard five separate times. Now some of those are to assist county clerks in voting, and others; but this is certainly during COVID. Remember, at one point we had them at hospitals, when we thought that there could be a rush, and wanting to make sure there's order there. You know, I can assure citizens of Louisville that the National Guard deployment is limited, it is based on very specific operations, and that it is under the command of the National Guard and no one else. That each of the guardsmen or -women know what their job is and it's not the forward-facing role that LMPD is playing and has much more experience with. My commitment is to make sure that something like what happened to Mr McAtee, regardless of the reasons that it happens, doesn't happen again. Because, regardless of the circumstances of that situation, which are a part of litigation right now, we want to make sure everybody, absolutely everybody, is safe throughout this. This deployment is much more similar to Derby, much more limited in scope to what happened previously, and again there is a different command structure in place this time. And you can bet I'm getting updates as frequently as I can.
2020.09.23 16:13 kittehgoesmeowWhat A Day: Stark, Naked Ballots by Sarah Lazarus & Crooked Media (09/22/20)
"The president in the next week or so will be laying out his vision for health care... in the coming, I would say, two weeks." - Kayleigh McEnany and the Very Real, Not Made Up Health Care Plan
The Young And The Reckless
The official U.S.coronavirus death toll has soared past 200,000, President Trump continues to aggressively not give a shit, and in an enigma that historians will puzzle over for centuries to come, this is still shaping up to be a close election.
The confirmed number of Americans lost to the virus is now equivalent to a 9/11 attack every day for 67 days, and the true number is much higher than that. The current death toll—by far the highest in the world—was once seen as an unimaginable worst-case scenario, and some experts now warn that it could nearly double by the end of 2020. While New Zealand celebrates bringing its second outbreak under control, the U.S. continues to report more than 750 deaths per day.
Instead of leading a traumatized nation in grieving those victims, Donald Trump flatly dismissed them at his latest superspreader campaign event in Ohio on Monday night. “It affects virtually nobody,” said the president to a packed crowd making no attempt at social distancing. “It’s an amazing thing.” Trump meant to make the point that people under 18 are in no danger from coronavirus, which is itself a horrendous lie: Hundreds of children have been hospitalized, and dozens have died. As Trump himself told Bob Woodward on tape in March, “Now it's turning out it's not just old people, Bob...young people, too, plenty of young people.”
It’s a lie Trump relies on to make the dangerous demand that followed: “Open your schools; everybody, open your schools.” A new study found that colleges and universities that reopened for in-person class have likely caused tens of thousands of additional infections—an estimated 3,200 extra cases nationwide per day. There’s no federal effort to monitor coronavirus cases in K-12 schools, and not all school districts report their own data, but one independent effort has counted more than 21,000 cases this school year.
It is decidedly Not Great that thanks to decisions like these, the national caseload is once again growing as we head into the colder months.
Over the past week the U.S. has seen an average of 41,812 new cases per day, a seven percent increase over just two weeks ago. Experts have repeatedly warned that the combination of cold weather forcing more activities into poorly-ventilated indoor spaces, flu season straining health care systems, and Republican unwillingness to promote masks and social distancing will set us up for a disastrous fall and winter. There are a lot of things the Trump administration should be doing about our high daily baseline, and none of them are encouraging Americans to let their guard down.
Also not on the list is “spending pandemic money on military doodads,” and yet! A few weeks after Congress passed the Cares Act in March, the Pentagon diverted most of a $1 billion fund to shore up the country’s supply of medical equipment to buy things like jet engine parts and dress uniforms. The hospitals still struggling to find N95 masks will be relieved to know that defense contractors have made it through this frightening time unscathed.
Each dizzying coronavirus milestone is a reminder of the new normal we’ve been asked to accept, and of the collective mourning we’ve been denied—because the crisis isn’t over, because the president is a psychopath, because it would require a national reckoning. We can be sad about that, or we can channel that sadness into rage, and then action. 41 days.
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The Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s ruling on “naked ballots” could land us in a huge post-election mess. Philadelphia’s top election official has warned that the court’s recent ruling, which invalidates ballots submitted without first being placed in secrecy envelopes, could spoil over 100,000 votes across the state. Donald Trump won Pennsylvania by all of 40,000 votes in 2016, so this is what we in the voting biz would call “clusterfuck conditions,” which could lead to a messy post-election legal battle reminiscent of the one in Florida in 2000. Pennsylvania’s GOP-controlled legislature isn’t likely to remedy this (because Republicans think spoiling your ballot is good for them) so our best bet is voter education: If you have family and friends in Pennsylvania, make sure they know to use the secrecy envelope. If you haven’t yet adopted a state, it’s a great day to commit to help save Pennsylvania.
Senior congressional staffers believe that voters are much more conservative than they actually are. Researchers sent a survey to the chiefs of staff and legislative directors of every House and Senate office, who are largely responsible for setting lawmakers’ legislative agendas. The survey asked staffers to estimate public support in their own districts or states for five policy proposals, and the results found them to be way off base: Staffers from both parties significantly underestimated public support for progressive proposals. Lobbyists, to everyone’s shock and surprise, seem to be the main source of the problem: Offices that reported more reliance on special interest groups for policy-making, or received more money from corporate interests, had a much worse understanding of their constituencies. Let this be a reminder to keep on calling your reps, who will otherwise continue picturing you as Ronald Reagan with a gun.
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2020.09.22 21:00 portlaneCarter Case (Aug. 19, 1949 - Aug. 27, 2020)
Carter Jay Case Aug. 19, 1949 - Aug. 27, 2020 Carter Case loved music. You could find him on a Sunday soaking up jazz from his classic stereo, digging the vibes at a Crosby, Stills and Nash concert, or head-bopping in the sun at the Blues Festival. He rarely missed joining in on the raucous tunes of the Timbers Army at home games or the howling for the UW Husky football or basketball teams. He reveled in the melodious tinkling of wine glasses and vibrant hum of conversation in the restaurant scene. He found purpose in the soulful scratching of the architect's pencil across draft paper. The symphony of Carter's life ended Aug. 27, 2020 at the age of 71. Carter was born Aug. 19, 1949 in Louisville, Ky., to Eve and Jay Case. He became a proud Portlander when he was 8 and graduated from Sunset High School in 1967. As a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, he earned a five-year degree from the University of Washington School of Architecture and worked in San Francisco and Eugene. He returned to Portland to work in his own architecture and design firm for 40 years, specializing in hotels and restaurants. On Sept. 29, 1973, Boz Scaggs' "Moments" played as he married Judith Ashworth. They raised two children, Tyler and Jocelyn. Carter loved to contribute to his community. He served as President of Artquake, chaired the Party in the Pearl as part of the Pearl neighborhood association, and served as President and board member for Columbia Riverkeeper. He was preceded in death by his parents; and nephew. He is survived by his wife, Judith; son, Tyler and wife, Pam; daughter, Jocelyn and partner J.R.; sister, Carrie Mackie; and a niece and nephew. A celebration of life will be held in the Spring. Memorial gifts to honor Carter may be made to Columbia Riverkeeper at: www.columbiariverkeeper.org/donate Add Carter's name in the Donation Dedication field. In the meantime, listen to some cool jazz and think of his top sider shoes tapping along. Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits source: http://obits.oregonlive.com/obituaries/oregon/obituary.aspx?n=carter-jay-case&pid=196834375
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