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  • Florida Mayors Heckled at the Beach While Announcing More Stay-at-Home Rules

    07/03/2020 11:02:11 AM PDT · by george76 · 30 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jul 03, 2020 | Cortney O'Brien
    It's Fourth of July weekend, and restless patriots want to finally get out of their houses and go to the beach. But they'll have no such luck in Florida's Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties. Palm Beach County Mayor Dave Kerner said it would be highly irresponsible to open the beaches, while Broward Mayor Dale V.C. Holness argued it was imperative to keep people safe, considering any open beaches have the potential to draw people from other counties. This is not something we are taking lightly,” Holness said. “We don’t like taking away the freedom of people to go to...
  • Modelers Were ‘Astronomically Wrong’ in COVID-19 Predictions, Says Leading Epidemiologist—and the World Is Paying the Price [Stanford]

    07/02/2020 12:47:12 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 22 replies ^ | Thursday, July 2, 2020 | Jon Miltimore
    In a recent interview, Dr. John Ioannidis had a harsh assessment of modelers who predicted as many as 40 million people would die and the US healthcare system would be overrun because of COVID-19. =========================================================================== Dr. John Ioannidis became a world-leading scientist by exposing bad science. But the COVID-19 pandemic could prove to be his biggest challenge yet. Ioannidis, the C.F. Rehnborg Chair in Disease Prevention at Stanford University, has come under fire in recent months for his opposition to state-ordered lockdowns, which he says could cause social harms well beyond their presumed benefits. But he doesn’t appear to be...
  • Seattle cop DIVES at CHOP demonstrator as officials clear out protest zone and 10 people are arrested after 'bottles, rocks and fireworks' were thrown at them

    07/03/2020 8:53:45 AM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/03/20 | Lauren Fruen, Ariel Zilber
    Seattle police officers on Thursday continued to gradually reclaim the streets from the Capitol Hill Occupied Protest (CHOP) as video shows cops dive-tackling a group of demonstrators at a downtown intersection where 10 people were arrested. The arrests took place hours after police claimed that demonstrators in the area pelted them with bottles and rocks and shot fireworks in their direction from the same intersection. A group of police officers on bicycles rode toward a line of demonstrators who appeared to be squatting in the middle of the intersection of Broadway and Pine Street at around 5:30pm on Thursday. The...
  • Why is Kelly Loeffler still a WNBA co-owner despite 'Donald Sterling vibes'?

    06/30/2020 11:01:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    Yahoo ^ | June 29, 2020 | Shalise Manza Young
    The WNBA needs to force Kelly Loeffler out. Loeffler is the co-owner of the Atlanta Dream. She’s also a U.S. Senator from Georgia, appointed to her seat last December. What Loeffler has said publicly is at least as bad, if not worse, than what Donald Sterling said in a recorded conversation with his mistress — and Sterling was forced to sell the Los Angeles Clippers.
  • Bruce Springsteen: ‘I Don’t Know if Our Democracy Could Stand Another Four Years of’ Trump

    06/25/2020 3:44:32 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 101 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 24 2020 | David Ng
    Bruce Springsteen has called President Donald Trump a “threat to our democracy,” saying that he doesn’t know if “our democracy could stand another four years of his custodianship.” The “Born in the U.S.A” rocker made the comments in an interview with The Atlantic in which he also said he feels optimistic about the November elections. “I think it’s all these kids in the street that are inspiring the most hope in me,” he said. Bruce Springsteen told the magazine that he views President Trump as a threat to the country.
  • Grassley places hold on two Trump nominees in push for explanation of watchdog firings

    06/04/2020 1:41:40 PM PDT · by absalom01 · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 4, 2020 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said on Thursday that he is placing a hold on two of President Trump's nominees, saying the administration provided an "inadequate response" to his questions about the firing of two inspectors general. Grassley is placing a hold on Christopher Miller's nomination to be the director of the National Counterterrorism Center over the firing of intelligence community Inspector General Michael Atkinson. He is also placing a hold on Marshall Billingslea's nomination to be the undersecretary for arms control and international security at the State Department for the ousting of State Department Inspector General Steven Linick. Grassley said...
  • State Department accuses fired IG of obtaining official documents, accessing office after dismissal

    06/09/2020 10:44:16 AM PDT · by Presbyterian Reporter · 34 replies
    fox news ^ | 6/9/2020 | Rich Edson, Alex Pappas
    A top State Department official has accused Steve Linick, the department’s fired inspector general, of contacting a former colleague, obtaining official documents and returning to his former office -- all in violation of the terms of his administrative leave, Fox News has learned. In a letter to Linick's attorney, obtained by Fox News, the State Department Under Secretary for Management Brian Bulatao says “in the days before his Congressional testimony, he sent a text message to the Deputy Inspector General, Diana Shaw, requesting a copy of the DOD IG report on the origins of a leak of a draft State...
  • Fired State Department IG Sent Confidential Info to His Personal Email Accounts

    06/12/2020 9:43:16 AM PDT · by bitt · 20 replies ^ | 6/12/2020 | Adam Kredo
    The State Department inspector general whose recent dismissal ignited a political firestorm sent copies detailing a sensitive investigation to his personal email account, according to a probe into his conduct run by the Defense Department's inspector general. The inquiry report, dated March 17, confirms that fired State Department inspector general Steve Linick was the subject of a broad investigation related to the leaks of politically charged materials to journalists, specifically a draft evaluation report into Brian Hook, the State Department’s top Iran official. The report, which was provided to the House Foreign Affairs Committee, concluded that while Linick was permitted...
  • DOJ to unveil plans to strip tech giants of protection from being sued over content on their platforms after Donald Trump accused Google, Facebook and Twitter of anti-conservative bias

    06/17/2020 11:28:31 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 30 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 17 2020 | EMILY GOODIN
    The Justice Department is preparing to roll back the legal protections big tech companies have used to shield themselves from lawsuits over their content, a move that comes after President Donald Trump threatened to shut them down over what he says is bias against conservatives. The reforms would make companies like Facebook, Google and Twitter more liable for a wide array of content posted on their sites. And it would also push those companies to be more aggressive in addressing harmful conduct on their sites, The Wall Street Journal reported, and to be fairer and more consistent in their decisions...
  • Remembering William Sessions-Tried to prevent politicization of FBI, fired by President Clinton

    06/17/2020 6:53:57 AM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | Jun 17, 2020 | Lloyd Billingsley
    William Sessions, former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, died on June 12 in San Antonio, Texas, at the age of 90. Appointed by President Ronald Reagan in 1987, Sessions served until 1993, when President Clinton fired him, charging poor leadership and use of his position to leverage perks. The more likely cause was Sessions’ effort to prevent the politicization of the FBI, then gearing up under the new administration. President Clinton fired Sessions on July 19, 1993. The next day at approximately 1 p.m. Deputy White House Counsel Vincent Foster came out of his office with his...
  • Association of American Physicians and Surgeons Sues FDA for “Irrational” Interference of Access to Life-Saving Hydroxychloroquine

    06/15/2020 8:32:45 AM PDT · by bitt · 19 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 6/14/2020 | Jim Hoft
    The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons ( filed a lawsuit against Department of Health and Human Services and the FDA for “irrational interference” by the FDA with timely access to hydroxychloroquine. Never in history have we seen such a determined effort by the scientific community and pharmaceutical industry to downplay and lie about the use of a successful drug to treat a deadly disease. Hydroxychloroquine is the first choice in a study of 6,000 doctors treating the coronavirus. In the field and in independent testing hydroxychloroquine displayed amazing results in treating the COVID-19 virus. But there was great pushback...
  • Black-owned businesses more likely to shut down for good after pandemic, research shows

    06/15/2020 5:47:27 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    CBS News Local ^ | June 15, 2020
    KANSAS CITY, MO -- New research shows black-owned businesses are more likely to shut down for good after the pandemic. The disproportionate number of black-owned businesses closing will lead to a disproportionate number of black people unemployed. That’s because we know people hire people who look like them. Experts say this is a product of systemic racism. Black-owned businesses have less access to capital and are more likely to be denied business loans. To fix these problems advocates say there should be policy changes to address the inequities. But, a survey from April found that more than 60% of black...
  • The Minneapolis Disaster has Democrat Fingerprints All Over It

    06/01/2020 7:46:00 AM PDT · by bitt · 14 replies ^ | 6/1/2020 | Daniel Greenfield
    They own it. It’s theirs. After leftist riots killed an African-American Federal Protective Service officer, caused severe injuries, destroyed businesses and vandalized churches and synagogues across Democrat cities, some difficult questions are being asked about what Democrat elected officials could have done to prevent this. Mayor Bill de Blasio blamed President Trump for the violent riots that consumed New York City as well as many other cities across the country. "The President of the United States help create this atmosphere," he falsely claimed. "It doesn't matter what your party affiliation is. It doesn't matter what you think of President Trump,...
  • Al Sharpton: George Floyd couldn't breathe. We protest because now all of Black America can't either.

    06/01/2020 5:03:05 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 48 replies
    NBC "News" / Comcast ^ | May 31, 2020 | Rev. Al Sharpton
    George Floyd should have been alive today. George Floyd would have been alive today if his humanity was recognized, valued and respected. George Floyd should have been protected by those who swore an oath to uphold the law and help the communities they serve. George Floyd is no longer with us because even in the middle of a global pandemic, police brutality has not ceased. COVID-19 is ravaging us, making it difficult to breathe, and yet systemic racism has been tightening its grip on our throats for years. Racism is trauma, passed from generation to generation. Enough is enough. Just...
  • Democrat rioters turning D.C. into Mogadishu, set St John's Church ablaze, neighborhoods near White House under siege

    05/31/2020 7:40:26 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 264 replies
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    It's ok though, Orange man bad.
  • 'People did this for no reason': community reaction to riots, neighborhood damage

    05/31/2020 10:47:43 AM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 28 replies
    ABC 5 Minneapolis KSTP ^ | May 30, 2020 | Staff
    ...KSTP reporter Ben Henry interviewed Stephanie Wilford, a disabled woman who lives near the recent destruction...He spoke with Wilford at a shopping plaza as neighbors worked to clean up after looters. Wilford said she fears she will have nowhere to get her essentials in the midst of damage to her neighborhood as well as the shutdown of Metro Transit. Wilford said what happened to George Floyd was tragic, but "he is in a better place than we are."...
  • ‘You suck at this. Like SO MUCH.’ Joy Reid trying to make her case that Antifa are really the GOOD GUYS goes so very VERY wrong

    05/31/2020 8:12:30 AM PDT · by kevcol · 36 replies
    Twitchy ^ | May 31, 2020 | Sam J.
    Y’all do realize “antifa” is just short for “anti-fascists…” right? As in the people who confronted the nazis in Charlottesville… why would they try to burn and destroy black communities?— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) May 30, 2020 And why didn’t Bill Barr mention the “boogaloo boys” and other far right movements who per multiple reports are actively organizing online to try and start their fantasized “race war?” — Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) Is the DOJ even investigating this stuff? Or is Barr just doing the usual: appeasing Trump and his fans’ conspiracy theories??— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) And is the president really planning...
  • There should be protests.' Mayor Kapszukiewicz and community leaders address George Floyd

    05/31/2020 7:35:29 AM PDT · by madison10 · 13 replies
    Channel 24 Toledo ^ | May 30, 2020 | Jay Hannah
    Just four days after George Floyd was killed by Minneapolis Police Officer, Derek Chauvin, and the video sparked protests across the country, Toledo Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz welcomed in a few dozen African American community leaders to talk at One Government Center. Mayor Kapszukiewicz acknowledged that Toledo is 652 miles away from Minneapolis, where the incident happened that resulted in Floyd's death. But he said the video made him sick to his stomach and he made a long-term commitment to opening up communication, and having difficult conversations like he had. In front of the Safety Building after the meeting, the mayor...
  • Governor Walz Signs Executive Order Activating National Guard

    [ST. PAUL, MN] — Governor Tim Walz today signed Executive Order 20-65, activating the Minnesota National Guard to help protect Minnesotans’ safety and maintain peace in the wake of George Floyd’s death. Local leaders have requested National Guard resources after extensive damage to private property occurred and peaceful protests evolved into a dangerous situation for protesters and first responders.
  • Gov. Tim Walz Activates National Guard In Response To George Floyd Protests

    05/28/2020 5:06:00 PM PDT · by Morgana · 37 replies
    WCCO ^ | May 28, 2020 | WCCO
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Gov. Tim Walz has signed an executive order activating the Minnesota National Guard “to help protect Minnesotans’ safety and maintain peace in the wake of George Floyd’s death.” The executive order also declares a peacetime emergency, activating the State Emergency Operations Center. Protests in South Minneapolis turned violent and destructive Wednesday night near the Minneapolis Police Department’s 3rd Precinct. “It is time to rebuild. Rebuild the city, rebuild our justice system, and rebuild the relationship between law enforcement and those they’re charged to protect. George Floyd’s death should lead to justice and systemic change, not more death...