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  • Judge blocks Kentucky governor's Covid-19 executive orders - the same day he requires masks

    07/09/2020 11:39:51 PM PDT · by RandFan · 7 replies
    CNN ^ | July 10 | Rebekah Riess and Caroline Kelly
    A circuit judge ordered Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear (D) on Thursday to cease issuing or enforcing executive orders related to Covid-19 on the same day that the Democrat signed an executive order mandating that Kentuckians must wear a facial covering or mask in public in certain situations. Scott County Circuit Judge Brian Privett issued a temporary restraining order against Beshear in a case filed by Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles and agritourism business Evans Orchard and Cider Mill, LLC, challenging the governor's use of executive power during the pandemic. Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron, a Republican, joined the lawsuit last...
  • Accidental discovery leads to Parkinson’s disease cure in mice

    07/09/2020 7:26:53 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 33 replies
    Study Finds ^ | 6/26/2020 | Brianna Sleezer
    SAN DIEGO – Sometimes, scientific breakthroughs occur when researchers aren’t exactly looking for them. While attempting to better understand the function of a protein in connective tissue cells, UC San Diego School of Medicine scientists found a way to transform multiple types of cells into neurons. This discovery has led to the development of a treatment that eliminates symptoms of Parkinson’s disease in mice. The protein researchers were studying, called PTB, is known for its general role in activating or deactivating genes within a cell. In an attempt to better understand how PTB contributes to cell function, researchers silenced the...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Just Hangin' Cafe ~ 10 July 2020

    07/09/2020 5:57:28 PM PDT · by beachn4fun · 29 replies
    July 9, 2020 | Bats In The Belfry
    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, tea, conversation and music. Our AWESOME military, our AWESOME allies, and their families are welcomed and honored here. No worries in the FReeper Canteen Just Hangin' Cafe. Grab a cup and start a conversation. You never know who you might meet in the Cafe. Glad you could...
  • Don Lemon claims Jesus Christ 'admittedly was not perfect' on Earth

    07/09/2020 11:30:07 AM PDT · by blueyon · 68 replies
    washington Examiner ^ | 7/09/220 | Anthony Leonardi
    CNN host Don Lemon said nobody is perfect, not even Jesus Christ. During a conversation with network host Chris Cuomo on Monday night, Lemon said that much of history taught to children is "propaganda" and revised basic biblical doctrine by saying Jesus, the central figure of Christianity, was "not perfect." "Jesus Christ — if that's who you believe in, Jesus Christ — admittedly, was not perfect when he was here on this Earth," Lemon said. "So, why are we deifying the founders of this country, many of whom owned slaves?" "No one is perfect. Nothing is perfect. Not even the...
  • No COVID-19 Cases In B.C. Linked To Black Lives Matter Protests, Says Dr. Bonnie Henry

    07/09/2020 11:29:21 AM PDT · by Kriggerel · 18 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | July 09, 2020 | Melanie Woods
    There have been no new COVID-19 cases linked to recent large Black Lives Matter protests in British Columbia, says the province’s top doctor. In a news conference Monday, Dr. Bonnie Henry said there was no spike in cases following the demonstrations, contrary to many predictions.. “Currently we do not have any cases that have been associated with the protests,” Henry said.
  • BPD [Bakersfield police department] statement on protester hit and killed by car [happened in early June]

    07/09/2020 11:08:58 AM PDT · by grundle · 5 replies
    Video description: Bakersfield Police released a statement on the death of Robert Forbes, the man who was hit and killed by a car during Wednesday night's protests.
  • Dave Lamont’s ESPN job in jeopardy after slip-up in race relations call

    07/09/2020 8:14:49 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 31 replies
    NYP ^ | 07 08 2020 | Andrew Marchand
    During a passionate two-hour ESPN college football conference call last month to discuss race following the death of George Floyd, there were riveting and emotional testimonials from on- and off-air people as hundreds listened. About a half-hour in, as ESPN’s Maria Taylor discussed the issue and her experience, a play-by-play man for the network, Dave LaMont, could be heard in the background, apparently thinking his phone was on mute. LaMont described the nature of the call on race as “venting,” which stunned those listening and immediately caused a rebuke from Taylor, who warned there could be ramifications if he did...
  • White woman who attacked police officers with firebomb blamed ‘black man’ for giving her the materials until her white accomplice confessed

    07/09/2020 6:54:25 AM PDT · by grundle · 19 replies
    https://atlantablackstar.com ^ | July 8, 2020 | Niara Savage
    Samantha Shader, a 27-year-old white woman, was arrested on charges of throwing Molotov cocktails at an NYPD vehicle occupied by four officers at a protest following the death of George Floyd in late May. She faces charges including use of explosives to commit a felony, arson, and use of a destructive device. Shader’s actions were caught on tape and she admitted to throwing the makeshift explosive but claimed three “Black” strangers had approached her on the street and given her the bottle. But this past Friday, July 3, police arrested a white man who admitted to federal authorities he’d given...
  • Councilwoman compares police who kill Black people to OKC bomber in social media post

    TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) — Oklahoma City Councilwoman Jobeth Hamon is coming under fire for a controversial post she shared on Facebook earlier this week, in which she compares police who kill Black people to Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh. In her post, she said, “25 years ago at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, mass murderer Timothy McVeigh took the lives of 168 innocent people. That was senseless violence. That was terrorism. The continued violent murder of Black lives by police is terrorism. A burned car is property damage.” The post, which is allegedly from Black Lives Matter OKC, is...
  • Is America headed for civil war? Of course it is....

    07/09/2020 4:11:25 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 100 replies
    Alt-Market ^ | 7 July 2020 | Brandon Smith
    In last week's article I discussed the issue of American “balkanization” and the rapid migration of conservatives and moderates from large population centers and states that are becoming militant in their progressive ideology. In my home state of Montana there has been a surge of people trying to escape the chaos and oppression of leftist states. Some are here because of the pandemic and the harsh restrictions they had to endure during the first lockdowns. Others are here because they can't stand the hostility of identity politics, cancel culture and race riots. Either way, they are fleeing places with decidedly...
  • ‘Baby-Sitters Club’ kid show reboot features transgender, occult propaganda

    07/08/2020 2:57:47 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 8 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | July 7th 2020 | Elise Ehrhard
    In the 1980s and '90s, many young girls devoured the popular book series The Baby-Sitters Club by Ann M. Martin. The novels, about a group of girls in a fictional Connecticut town who run a club of babysitters, sold millions of copies. On July 3, Netflix premiered a new series inspired by the novels. Since this is 2020, the series makes sure to check-off all the woke boxes required by leftist cultural arbiters. One of the tween girls in the series, Mary Anne (Malia Baker), babysits for Bailey (Kai Shappley), a "trans girl" who is, in fact, a biological boy...
  • Idaho started shaking March 31. Why hasn’t it stopped? Geologists research Sawtooth fault

    07/08/2020 1:19:51 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 24 replies
    Idaho Statesman ^ | 7/6/2020 | Natalia Gutierrez-Pinto & Nicole Blanchard
    The shaking started March 31. That’s when the Sawtooth mountain range in central Idaho trembled with a 6.5-magnitude earthquake — the second strongest ever recorded in Idaho. From that very moment, geologists rushed to the epicenter area — 45 miles west of Challis — to start collecting valuable information that could help them understand what happened. Three months later, the rumbling still hasn’t subsided as aftershocks continue to jar the area. But now scientists have a better idea of what may have led to the major earthquake — and it’s helping them uncover some other secrets buried under Idaho’s soil....
  • BBC 3: Trump in Tweets

    07/08/2020 11:53:38 AM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 3 replies
    BBC ^ | 7/8/2020 | BBC 3
    Trump in Tweets examines Donald Trump’s love affair with social media. Using his tweets and first-hand testimony from White House insiders, this documentary for BBC Three tells how the president of the United States came of age on Twitter, and documents the impact of his tweets on politics in America and across the world.
  • Biggs, Massie call on Trump to remove troops from Afghanistan

    07/08/2020 11:21:37 AM PDT · by RandFan · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 8 | BY JULIEGRACE BRUFKE
    Two House conservatives are calling on President Trump to “immediately withdraw" all troops from Afghanistan and Iraq, arguing the country needs to stop engaging in “endless wars.” In a letter sent to President Trump on Tuesday, House Freedom Caucus Chairman Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) and Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) said keeping a military presence in the region could mean a loss of power for the U.S. “Throughout your entire presidency, you have worked tirelessly to Make America Great Again. We are confident you will repeat this feat again after this pandemic. However, the United States will not remain a great power for...
  • Blackhawks keeping name, pledge more support to Native American communities

    07/08/2020 5:54:43 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 41 replies
    Sportsnet ^ | 7-7-2020 | SportsNet
    CHICAGO — The Chicago Blackhawks say they will continue to use their team name because it honours a Native American leader who has been an inspiration to generations. "The Chicago Blackhawks name and logo symbolizes an important and historic person, Black Hawk of Illinois’ Sac & Fox Nation, whose leadership and life has inspired generations of Native Americans, veterans and the public," the NHL team said in a statement Tuesday. "We celebrate Black Hawk’s legacy by offering ongoing reverent examples of Native American culture, traditions and contributions, providing a platform for genuine dialogue with local and national Native American groups....
  • NEWSTeam Tuberville is Never Trump, Pro Amnesty, an Investigation Uncovers

    07/07/2020 7:53:12 PM PDT · by TBP · 79 replies
    Mike Cernovich's website ^ | June 1, 2020 | Mike Cernovich
    “If Trump is nominated, the GOP must keep him out of the White House,” Tommy Tuberville’s senior adviser Rob Jesmer Tweeted, in a series of anti-Trump, pro-amnesty Tweets going back years. An investigation into Tuberville staff shows hostility towards Trump’s agenda and trump’s supporters. Jesmer is Tuberville’s media adviser and is rumored to be in contention for the coveted chief of staff position in an Tuberville administration. Jesmer will be calling the shots on immigration. What’s interest about this Tweet is that Jesmer added the picture himself. Often times an image will auto-populate when you post a URL link. Jesmer...
  • Becoming AfricAn AmericAn

    07/07/2020 2:14:33 PM PDT · by yoe · 17 replies
    Higher Education | Pearson ^ | open | https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afonso_I_of_Kongo
    The ancestral homeland of most < a href="https://www.pearsonhighered.com/assets/samplechapter/0/2/0/5/0205962173.pdf">(black Americans is West Africa). Other parts of Africa—Angola and East Africa—were caught up in the great Atlantic slave trade that carried Africans to the New World from the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries. But West Africa was the center of the trade in human beings. Knowing the history of West Africa therefore is important for understanding the people who became the first African Americans.That history, however, is best understood within the larger context of the history and geography of the African continent. This chapter begins, therefore, with a survey of the larger...
  • California creates 'strike teams' to enforce virus limits

    07/07/2020 12:03:16 PM PDT · by Tench_Coxe · 63 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 07/02/2020 | Don Thompson
    Enforcement officials will first seek cooperation with local health officials and business owners, he said, which has been the state's approach with rules throughout the pandemic. But if they find violations, the teams will leverage their enforcement and regulatory authorities to enforce the public health orders, he said. Fred Jones, attorney for the Professional Beauty Federation of California, said it's appropriate to have the Board of Barbering & Cosmetology participate, as that agency has sole authority to regulate barber and beauty shops. But he warned of legal challenges if the teams enforce emergency orders that have not been approved by...
  • BREAKING: The United States Has Officially Withdrawn From The World Health Organization

    07/07/2020 11:27:16 AM PDT · by blueyon · 105 replies
    twitter @Breaking911 ^ | 7/07/20 | Breaking911
    BREAKING: The United States Has Officially Withdrawn From The World Health Organization
  • SCOOP: Liz Cheney votes with Democrats to stop Trump's withdrawal from Afghanistan

    07/07/2020 7:57:47 AM PDT · by RandFan · 68 replies
    Twitter ^ | July 7 | Ryan James Girdusky
    @RyanGirdusky SCOOP: Here are the House Republicans who voted for the amendment to try and stop President Trump's withdrawal from Afghanistan: Thornberry, Wilson, Bishop, Turner, Rogers, Conoway, Lamborn, Wittman, Hartzler, Cook, Stefanik, Gallagher, Bacon, Cheney, Mitchell, Bergman, Waltz Here are the House Republicans who voted WITH @realDonaldTrump on Afghanistan: Brooks, Byrne, Banks, DesJarlais, Brown, Abraham, Kelly, Gaetz, Scott Here are the Democrats who joined them: Khanna, Gabbard Here are the Dems that voted against leaving Afghanistan: Smith, Davis, Langevin, Larsen, Cooper, Courtney, Garamendi, Speier, Norcross, Gallego, Moulto, Carbajal, Brown, Keating, Vela Jr., Kim, Horn, Cisneros, Houlhan, Crow, Torres Small, Slotkin,...