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  • 2020 polls: Shock poll puts Trump ahead in Pennsylvania and Michigan - prompting expert row

    10/31/2020 2:05:50 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 28 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Oct 30, 2020 | Joe Sommerlad,Gino Spocchia and Justin Vallejo
    Positive polls placing Donald Trump ahead in Pennsylvania and Michigan has led to a fight over prediction accuracy among establishment and upstart pollsters. An exclusive poll for The Independent, meanwhile, found the majority of Americans believe Trump has harmed the standing of the US in the world. In Texas, Trump says he is “way ahead in Texas” despite opinion polling showing a statistical toss-up in the Lone Star State. Joe Biden’s running mate Kamala Harris is visiting the state on Friday as Democrats increasingly believe they can cause an upset. It comes as the state’s 2020 voter turnout surpassed its...
  • Millions of Americans bracing for civil war ahead of US election

    10/31/2020 12:05:45 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 87 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 31/10/20 | Mordechai Sones
    As US major political parties prepare final days of election campaign, millions of Americans brace for trouble ... Video
  • HunterBiden,Burisma,andCorruption:TheImpactonU.S.GovernmentPolicyandRelatedConcerns

    10/31/2020 10:52:29 AM PDT · by yoe · 11 replies ^ | U.S.SenateCommitteeonHomelandSecurityandGovernmentalAffairsU.S.SenateCommitteeonFinanceMajorityStaff
  • WATCH: Washington, DC Rioters Bombard Police Precinct; Injure Officer w/ Mortar Blast

    10/31/2020 7:35:00 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 35 replies
    Headline USA ^ | 30 October 2020
    Rioters in Washington, DC, threw projectiles at police and shouted profanities at them during the second night of violence prompted by the death of a black man who crashed his moped while being chased by police. Warning, language Videos at site
  • Singapore Temporarily Halts Use of Two Flu Vaccines After South Korea Deaths

    10/29/2020 5:42:03 AM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | Oct. 25, 2020 | Aradhana Aravindan
    Singapore has temporarily halted the use of two influenza vaccines as a precaution after some people who received them in South Korea died, becoming among the first countries to publicly announce a halt of the vaccines' usage. South Korea reported that 48 have died as of Saturday after getting flu shots, but said it would carry on with the state-run vaccination programme as they found no direct link between the deaths and the shots. No deaths associated with influenza vaccination have been reported in Singapore to date, but the decision to halt the use of SKYCellflu Quadrivalent and VaxigripTetra was...
  • Space Force Has A Unit Dedicated To Orbital Warfare That Now Operates The X-37B Spaceplane

    10/31/2020 3:55:31 AM PDT · by Candor7 · 33 replies
    The Drive ^ | October 30, 2020 | Joseph Trevithick
    The fledgling U.S. Space Force's Space Delta 9 is tasked with performing a mission set that the service describes as orbital warfare. This includes keeping an eye out for potentially hostile activity in space, as well as deterring those threats and even potentially defeating them, according to the unit's official website. Publicly, it provides this support primarily through various space-based surveillance and communications systems, but, interestingly, it is also responsible for overseeing the operations of the experimental X-37B mini space shuttle, the exact mission and capabilities of which remain obscure. Space Force highlighted the intriguing orbital warfare mission of Space...
  • COVID-19 Update - 10/30/2020

    10/30/2020 8:44:13 PM PDT · by DoughtyOne · 13 replies
    My own workup | 10/30/2020 | DoughtyOne
    PING LIST - Please contact me as needed... COVID-19 Update # 226 As of 10/29/2020 23:15 PDST     United States CDC - Provisional NumbersAs of 00/00/2020 23:45 PDST     Johns Hopkins University - Capture Nations InformatonAs of 00/00/2020 23:45 PDST     Johns Hopkins University - Capture Counties InformationAs of 00/00/2020 23:46 PDST     Johns Hopkins University - Process JHU DataAs of 00/00/2020 23:59 PDST     WorldofMeters - Document Core NumbersAs of 00/00/2020 23:59 PDST     WorldofMeters - Capture Nations InformationAs of 00/00/2020 23:59 PDST     WorldofMeters - Capture States InformationAs of 00/00/2020 00:00...
  • This Is the Florida County You’ll Want to Watch on Election Night

    10/30/2020 6:51:31 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 26 replies ^ | OCTOBER 22, 2020 5:59 PM EDT | AP
    ST. PETERSBURG, Florida (AP) — As the campaign enters its final two weeks, Florida has again emerged as a critical state, and Pinellas, one of the largest counties in the state, is one of those places likely to track the final outcome. “It is certainly a barometer of the broader trends,” said Daniel Smith, a political science professor at the University of Florida. “It’s a dynamic county, a good place to be watching the returns.” Democrat Barack Obama won the county twice, but then voters turned to Republican Donald Trump, by a mere 5,500 votes, and Pinellas was the largest...
  • Crow Tribal Chairman endorses Trump campaign

    10/30/2020 6:29:38 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 16 replies
    Indian Country Today ^ | Sep 15, 2020 | Aliyah Chavez
    Crow Tribal Chairman Alvin Not Afraid, Jr. was met with praise and applause while speaking at a GOP rally held Monday afternoon in Montana. In attendance was Vice President Mike Pence, who headlined the event. “Today I stand before you to endorse, as well as support, President Trump, Vice President Pence,” Not Afraid, Jr. said before also endorsing other Republican candidates in Montana. Those endorsements included U.S. Senator Steven Daines who faces a November challenge from Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock; current Montana U.S. House Rep. Greg Gianforte, a Republican running for governor; and state auditor Matt Rosendale, a candidate for...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Happy Halloween ~ Trick or Treat! ~ 31 October 2020

    10/30/2020 6:00:19 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 129 replies
    Our Troops Rock ! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ FR Canteen Presents ~ ~ It's Halloween: Trick or Treat!! ~ Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. Click here to carve your own pumpkin Monster Mash Rock & Roll Graveyard Halloween Is Trick or Treat Bo Meets The Monster Click here to shoot a skeleton out of a cannon Click here to bowl The Purple People Eater (For you, Mr Tonkin) Voodoo Voodoo Werewolves of London Ghostbusters Witch Doctor Click here to play Hangman Please remember that The Canteen...
  • Outstanding Trump Add

    10/30/2020 2:24:37 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 38 replies
    Twitter ^ | 10/29/20 | Julian's Rum
    Enjoy and share it!  
  • Pennsylvania Governor Orders National Guard to Philadelphia after Riots

    10/30/2020 12:26:13 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 29 replies
    nationalreview ^ | 10/27/2020 | Zachary Evans
    Pennsylvania governor Tom Wolf ordered National Guardsmen to Philadelphia on Tuesday, following a night of riots that left 30 police officers injured and various businesses vandalized. The riots began after police shot and killed 27-year-old Walter Wallace Jr., an African American man, who officers said approached them with a knife. Video of the incident showed Wallace walking towards officers with his mother attempting to hold him back, and when the camera points away police fire several shots.
  • Republicans just took lead in Maricopa County AZ Voting

    10/30/2020 1:26:52 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 55 replies
    Maricopa County Republican 541,263 (59.3% Turnout) Democrats 535,246 (65.9% Turnout) Other 380,847 (44.2% Turnout)
  • Paris region sees record traffic jams ahead of lockdown

    10/30/2020 8:16:19 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 18 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Oct 30, 2020 | Helen Sullivan 11 hrs ago
    A dash by Parisians to either escape the new national lockdown or scramble back to the French capital to prepare for the restrictions caused record traffic jams in and out of the city on Thursday night. The exodus in and out of the city created a record 706km of traffic on roads in the region by 6pm, according to France’s traffic department. France’s new four-week lockdown comes into effect at midnight on Thursday, prompting those who can afford it, or who don’t have children, to leave Paris to spend “réconfinement” in the country – and those already on holiday to...
  • Same sex couples marry in mass military wedding -- a first for Taiwan's armed forces (CNN)

    10/30/2020 6:04:20 AM PDT · by Salman · 10 replies
    CNN ^ | October 30, 2020 | CNN via Reuters
    Taoyuan, TaiwanTwo women became the first military officers to marry their same-sex civilian partners at a mass military wedding in Taiwan on Friday, marking another landmark for LGBTQ+ rights in Asia. The island's Defence Ministry called it an "open and progressive" move and gave its blessings to all 188 couples married during the annual mass wedding in Taiwan, considered a beacon of liberalism in Asia. "I am hoping to boost the visibility of homosexuals so that people understand we are also just part of everyday life," said major Wang Wi, who cried after receiving her marriage certificate at the ceremony...
  • California Gov. Newsom failed to take promised pay cut, newspaper finds

    08/21/2020 7:27:12 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 20, 2020 | Bradford Betz
    California Gov. Gavin Newsom has been drawing his full monthly salary despite asking state workers in May to take a pay cut to alleviate the state’s burden in fighting the coronavirus pandemic. Though elected state officials are exempt from such pay cuts, Newsom pledged that he would voluntarily slash his salary when he asked state workers to make that same sacrifice. But a Thursday report from the Sacramento Bee revealed that Newsom has continued drawing his full monthly salary of $17,479. A spokesman for Newsom's office blamed the matter on an "administrative error." "The Governor publicly committed to taking the same pay cut as other state...
  • Biden’s tax plan: These 5 states would have the highest marginal tax rate

    10/29/2020 9:14:11 PM PDT · by familyop · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 29, 2020 | Morgan Phillips, Lucas Manfredi
    California would have the highest marginal state and local tax rate, at 62.64%, according to an analysis by leading free-market think tank the Tax Foundation. After California would be Hawaii at 60.34%, New Jersey at 60.09%, Oregon at 59.24% and Minnesota at 59.19%. New York City would have a 62.03 top rate and Washington, D.C., would have a 58.29 top rate...The foundation said that Biden’s tax plan does not repeal the SALT deduction cap...
  • NC Oct 2020 U.S. Senate Poll

    10/29/2020 8:52:55 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 22 replies
    Trafalger ^ | Oct 28, 2020
    Thom Tillis 48.6% Cal Cunningham 46.8% Shannon Bray 2.2% Kevin Hayes 0.5% Undecided 1.9%
  • COVID-19 Update - 10/29/2020

    10/29/2020 8:11:38 PM PDT · by DoughtyOne · 3 replies
    My own workup | 10/29/2020 | DoughtyOne
    <p>As of 00/00/2020 00:00 PDST     WorldofMeters - Data Processing begins...</p> <p>The number is significant enough now to take note of it daily now.</p> <p>Here are more of our numbers...</p> <p>Active Cases rose by 26,629 cases yesterday.</p> <p>Serious/Critical cases rose by 105.</p>
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 30 October 2020

    10/29/2020 5:55:50 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 61 replies
    October 29, 2020 | Garden Gnomes and Forest Faries
    FR CANTEEN MISSION STATEMENT Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allied military and the family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe Come on in, we're open Need a place just to hang out? This is it. We serve coffee, hot chocolate,or maybe a tall brew?Topped off with great conversation and music. No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a glass and start a conversation. You never know who you might meet in the Cafe. Glad you could join us. Enjoy your stay. Our...