Nobody but an obsessive news junky has the time or energy to open a thread or post about every story that deserves to be discussed.

Case in point from the Al Franken thread (and I have requested the derailing posts be removed and the thread reopened without them):

There's a horrifying new video of an unarmed man crying and crawling on the floor and literally begging a cop not to shoot him and he shoots him anyway. The cop, Philip Brailsford, and the victim, Daniel Shaver, were both White so there's no Black Lives Matter involved here, plus the video didn't see wide release until AFTER a jury exonerated the cop.

That should be worth a word or two, but honestly, I'm so goddamn weary of cops killing with impunity and without sanction that I have no energy left to tread over this well-worn ground yet again and I don't think I'm the only one.

Here's another story not generating much media buzz.

Official Toll in Puerto Rico: 64.
Actual Deaths May Be 1,052.


Homes were flattened. Power was knocked out. And all across Puerto Rico, bodies began showing up at morgues.

Hurricane Maria pummeled Puerto Rico with great fury but the government there has reported an official death toll far lower than the devastation suggests.

A review by The New York Times of daily mortality data from Puerto Rico’s vital statistics bureau indicates a significantly higher death toll after the hurricane than the government there has acknowledged.


The Times’s analysis found that in the 42 days after Hurricane Maria made landfall on Sept. 20 as a Category 4 storm, 1,052 more people than usual died across the island. The analysis compared the number of deaths for each day in 2017 with the average of the number of deaths for the same days in 2015 and 2016.


Officially, just 64 people died as a result of the storm that ravaged the island with nearly 150-mile-an-hour winds, cutting off power to 3.4 million Puerto Ricans. The last two fatalities were added to the death toll on Dec. 9.


“Before the hurricane, I had an average of 82 deaths daily. That changes from Sept. 20 to 30th. Now I have an average of 118 deaths daily,” Wanda Llovet, the director of the Demographic Registry in Puerto Rico, said in a mid-November interview. Since then, she said on Thursday, both figures have increased by one.

The NY Times noticed the discrepancy, but they aren't the first in the press to do so. They just happen to be the biggest gun to notice it now.

Which got me to wondering, I know there are hundreds of stories I come across which leave me asking, "Wonder why nobody is talking about this?"

Got any stories you've noticed but seemingly nobody else has?