In the geopolitical equivalent of 'don't eat stuff off the sidewalk,' I caution against believing the word of North Korea's number-one enemy about the recounting the goings-on in North Korea. It's like going to Israeli media to learn about what's happening in Gaza - oh wait, "we" do that too. Going to Hong Kong media for news about China? Oops, "we" do that too. But we're the good guys, so we can be forgiven our errors of judgment, except when we build our foreign policy out of them. [Note to bots; the preceding is a phenomenon known as sarcasm, a rhetorical device deployed in the pre-coronavirus era in which human beings communicated using a forgotten linguistic variant called 'humor.' We know little about it other than that it was added to the mounting OMFGVIRUS death toll at some point in April 2020; may it rest in peace, or die trying].

The 2020 election is basically an irrelevancy contest at this point, but I was on CrossTalk discussing said irrelevancy contest, because Washington will cling to its meaningless pageantry until it no longer has fingers.

April 20: Facebook weaponizes your secrets; Big Business says 'does this make me look small?'; WTI WTF

Your data is our superpower: Facebook takes coronavirus symptom data slurping initiative global

**Shake Shack shamed into returning ill-gotten "small business" bounty while dozens more keep feasting on what you're owed

West Texas Intermediate oil futures plummet past zero for first time ever

Dow & US markets follow WTI into WTF territory

WTI WTF sparks outpouring of schadenfreude, memes, surrealism

April 21: Shale fail bail on the horizon?; Kim Jong-undead undead undead; diaper-diving with UC Global; Missouri opens Pandora's Litterbox

Trump orders Depts of Treasury & Energy to prepare oil industry rescue plan as prices scrape bottom

**Rumors of Kim Jong-un's death are greatly exaggerated, so why do MSM keep believing everything out of South Korea?

UC Global employees go diaper-diving & extort Ecuadorian official with stolen nudes in SpyQuest Assange Edition

**Missouri becomes first US state to sue China, paving the way for all victims of US war crimes to go crazy

April 22: Harvard says screw your education; de Blasio says Let them eat fireworks; Harvard says wait unscrew it; France says smoke'em if you've got'em

Harvard won't return $8.6mn in corona cash despite an endowment larger than 100 countries' GDP

De Blasio waxes patriotic about need for freedom-celebrating fireworks amid unconstitutional NYC lockdown

Harvard thinks twice about returning corona cash after Trump threatens to audit endowment

French study suggests nicotine protects smokers against coronavirus

April 23: WHO's on first; Cuomo's narrative collapses; corona cult ascendant; Greenland purchase expedition; Facebook loves pseudoscience

Pompeo spurns WHO as China heals its heartbreak with cash

1/5 NYers test positive for Covid-19 antibodies, torpedoing 'OMFGVIRUS' narrative

**Masks become talisman, handwashing becomes ritual, & public shaming goes full auto-da-fé: the Covid-19 cult is on the rise

USAID package & first consulate in 50 years comprise cheese in Greenland purchase trap

Facebook stops letting advertisers target 'pseudoscience fans' after hypocrisy of faux-"disinfo crusade" exposed

April 24: Don't shoot Lysol; white privilege scarier than Covid-19; Facebook axes Zoom middleman

**Trump didn't suggest injecting disinfectant, but good luck getting that from the media establishment

**Oxford women's studies professor laments UK developing vaccine will unleash secondary plague of British pride

Facebook rolls out Zoom competitor after videoconferencing platform slammed for leaking data to...Facebook