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  • Chicago is the 'rattiest city' in America for the sixth year in a row

    10/19/2020 11:19:56 AM PDT · by SJackson · 10 replies
    CNN ^ | October 17, 2020 | Giulia Heyward and Ralph Ellis
    Chicago is the six-time holder of a title that no city wants. The Windy City has topped the list of the rattiest cities in the United States for the sixth year in a row. Orkin, an Atlanta-based pest control service, ranks US cities based on the number of new rodent treatments from September 1 to August 31 of each year. The result is a list of 50 cities, with most changing spots each time the list is updated. Chicago, however, is still No. 1 "Rodents are experts at sniffing out food and shelter, and they're resilient in their ways to...
  • For Sixth Year Running, Chicago Dubbed Nation’s ‘Rattiest City’ by Orkin Pest Control

    10/17/2020 12:33:49 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 16 2020 | WARNER TODD HUSTON
    The City of Chicago has been dubbed America’s “rattiest city” for the sixth consecutive year by pest control company Orkin. The 119-year-old pest control company rated America’s biggest cities based on the number of rodent treatments performed by its nation-wide army of pest control employees. “As reported in the spring, the pandemic-driven closure of restaurants forced rodents to find new food sources. Without food waste to consume, these pests were seen scavenging new areas and exhibiting unusual or aggressive behavior,” Orkin noted in its press release.
  • Jane Fonda says coronavirus is 'God's gift to the left' because it could help Biden defeat Trump

    10/07/2020 10:59:18 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 61 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 07 2020 | Brian Flood
    Actress Jane Fonda called coronavirus "God's gift to the left" because it allowed Americans to see President Trump isn’t helping the working class. The far-left star was busy urging Americans to vote for Democratic nominee Joe Biden and said the upcoming election is a crossroads for the nation. “We are people who can help determine which way humanity goes. What a great gift, what a tremendous opportunity, we’re just so lucky, we just have to use it with every ounce of intelligence and courage and wherewithal we have,” Fonda said in a video published online.
  • After a Riot, Who Pays for The Damage?

    08/26/2020 6:15:21 PM PDT · by Libloather · 39 replies ^ | 2/26/20
    Riots erupt in the United States often in the wake of racial tensions created by police activities. Often beginning as peaceful protests, these demonstrations sometimes degenerate into violent riots where people and property suffer harm, leaving innocent people to pick up the pieces. **SNIP** Insurance The first entities that typically must pay for these injuries and damages are insurance companies. When a property owner suffers losses thanks to rioters, insurance policies will often cover the losses. Similarly, those injured on someone's property may be able to seek relief from the insurance company of the property owner. And, of course, the...
  • Nancy Pelosi says she would accept the results if Trump wins reelection

    08/23/2020 4:57:06 PM PDT · by Libloather · 51 replies
    CNN via MSN ^ | 8/23/20 | Chandelis Duster, Alison Main
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday said "of course" she would accept November's election results as legitimate if President Donald Trump were to win reelection, but added that she and Democrats would not ignore Russian interference in the election. "Of course. But that doesn't mean that we will not shout out against his initiatives, whether it's to tie up the Postal Service so that we will not have the opportunity for people to vote by mail, to not having to choose between their health and their vote," Pelosi told CNN's Jake Tapper on "State of the Union." "It doesn't mean...
  • Democratic National Convention: Schedule for 4-day event announced (veep pick speaks Aug 19)

    08/04/2020 1:27:32 AM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    WFTV ^ | 8/03/20 | Debbie Lord
    The Democratic National Convention will take place in a couple of weeks, but it won’t be the boisterous celebration of politics we are used to seeing every four years. Instead, look for a mostly virtual event, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. The highlight will be when presumptive nominee Joe Biden accepts the nomination on the last night of the convention. - It will take place Aug. 17-20. - The party's mostly virtual festivities will kick off on Monday with opening ceremonies and a selection of speakers, who will be announced at a later date. - The results of votes on...
  • Ex-Flynn deputy KT McFarland: John Durham has 'cold, hard evidence' that will lead to indictments

    07/25/2020 1:21:17 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 60 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 7/23/2020 | Daniel Chaitin
    Expect indictments in U.S. Attorney John Durham's criminal inquiry into the Russia investigation by summer's end. That's what K.T. McFarland, a onetime deputy to former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn, said this week on Fox News, referring to the emergence of "cold hard evidence" in the form of documentation. “Now, there is cold, hard evidence. It turns out that these senior officials in the intelligence community and the FBI, they all took notes. They all texted each other. They all had handwritten notes of meetings,” McFarland said on Monday. “And from what I'm hearing, the Durham investigation and...
  • New York diners are being attacked by RATS while eating on the sidewalk as restaurant owners beg the city to deal with sanitation problems

    07/10/2020 8:19:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 45 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 10, 2020 | Rachel Sharp
    New York City diners forced onto the sidewalks at restaurants are now being attacked by rats as restaurateurs beg the city to tackle its sanitation problem. New Yorkers have been flocking in their droves to enjoy European-style outdoor dining at some of their favorite haunts ever since the city entered phase two of its coronavirus reopening plan last month. The move has provided some much-needed income for restaurant and bar owners that were forced to shutter back in March but, with more food being eaten outdoors, the areas are also attracting huge rats.
  • Starving, angry and cannibalistic: America's rats are getting desperate amid coronavirus pandemic

    05/26/2020 6:37:49 PM PDT · by absalom01 · 21 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | April 13, 2020 | Dartunorro Clark
    America's rats are being hit hard by the coronavirus. As millions of Americans shelter indoors to combat the deadly virus, which has claimed over 21,000 U.S. lives, many businesses — including restaurants and grocery stores — have closed or limited operations, cutting off many rodents' main sources for food. On deserted streets across the country, rats are in dire survival mode, experts say. "If you take rats that have been established in the area or somebody's property and they're doing well, the reason they're doing well is because they're eating well," Bobby Corrigan, an urban rodentologist, told NBC News. "Ever...
  • James Carville: Trump Is Going to Get His ‘Fat A** Beat’

    05/22/2020 4:59:39 AM PDT · by yardboyd · 79 replies
    American Priority ^ | 5/22/2020 | John Sciulli
    Appearing Thursday on The Stuttering John Podcast, former lead strategist for Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign, James Carville, predicted in a wild rant that President Donald Trump will get his “fat ass beat” by former Vice President Joe Biden in the November election and claimed Republicans will even attempt to rig the match-up. A partial transcript is as follows: JOHN MELENDEZ: Trump is essentially — the whole administration is a snake oil salesman, correct? What’s going on here? Tell me. JAMES CARVILLE: What’s going on is [Trump] is going to get his ass beat. He’s going to get his...
  • Politics of snitching: Dems more likely than Republicans to report neighbors during pandemic

    05/04/2020 6:33:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies ^ | 5/1/2020 | Carrie Sheffield
    Democrats are far more likely than Republicans to say they'd report neighbors for holding a social gathering in violation of coronavirus stay-at-home orders, according to a new Just the News Daily Poll with Scott Rasmussen. "There is a huge partisan difference," Rasmussen said. "By a 44% to 31% margin, a plurality of Democrats would turn in their neighbors. By a 60% to 25% margin, Republicans would not. Independents are evenly divided. Other data I’ve released shows that a plurality of Republicans now believe the worst of the pandemic is behind us. Democrats strongly disagree."
  • Chinese people bred huge wild RATS for their 'nutritious' meat, came up with dozens of ways to cook them and celebrated '100 reasons to eat them' - before they were banned due to coronavirus

    04/20/2020 8:42:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 75 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 20, 2020 | Billie Thompson
    For many people, rats are unwanted guests in the house. But in China, they can be a delicacy on the dining table. Chinese bamboo rats, a possible coronavirus carrier, have been a sought-after food source in the country for centuries and hailed for their 'nutritional value'. Tens of thousands of farmers raised them, chefs cooked them in dozens of ways and web users celebrated '100 reasons to eat them' - until the pandemic brought the trade to a standstill.
  • Real rat-ioning! Rodents are becoming CANNIBALS as coronavirus restaurant closures leave a shortage of scraps, expert says

    04/14/2020 4:08:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 14,2020 | Megan Sheets
    Rats are turning to cannibalism and warring over territories as coronavirus shutdowns create a shortage of food scraps, an expert says. Urban rodentologist Bobby Corrigan has described how the COVID-19 pandemic is sending America's rats into survival mode as stay-at-home orders prompt thousands of restaurants and other businesses to close, cutting off vital vermin food sources. Ravenous rats are now turning on each other in the fight to stay fed - engaging in cannibalism, infanticide and death matches during gruesome turf wars.
  • Drug-seeking Rats Ditch Opioids for Socializing After Brain Area Activation

    04/10/2020 10:20:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Technology Networks ^ | Apr 06, 2020
    A new study conducted in rats shows that animals ignore social contact in favor of highly addictive opioid drugs. Researchers went on to show that this drug-seeking behavior could be reversed by stimulating a region of the brain. Researchers in the Arizona State University Department of Psychology previously used an animal model of opioid addiction and empathy to show that animals stopped prosocial behaviors - helping another animal - when heroin was available. The same research group has now shown that activating the anterior insula restored prosocial behaviors in opioid-addicted animals. The study will be published in Social Neuroscience and...
  • Rats swarm New Orleans' streets as coronavirus precautions leave them empty

    03/28/2020 2:18:21 PM PDT · by Libloather · 98 replies
    See BS 'News' ^ | 3/28/20
    Precautions put in place to slow the rise of coronavirus cases in New Orleans has inadvertently led to a rat problem for the Louisiana city. With restaurants closed save for take-out service, far less food waste is being discarded in the city's alleyways, driving the local rodent population out into the open to search for scraps. New Orleans' famous Mardi Gras celebration brought thousands of tourists to the city, and medical experts believe it might be a big factor in the city's COVID-19 outbreak. Now with Bourbon Street's famous bars all closed and people social distancing, videos show dozens of...
  • Senate deal would block Pentagon from using coronavirus funds on border wall

    03/25/2020 4:34:11 PM PDT · by Trump.Deplorable · 24 replies
    The Hillary ^ | 03/25/2020 | Rebecca Kheel
    The massive stimulus package awaiting a vote in the Senate would prohibit the Pentagon from shifting $10.5 billion in coronavirus funding to a counter-drug account it has been using to fund President Trump’s southern border wall. According to bill text released by the Senate Appropriations Committee, the bill would allow the Pentagon to transfer the coronavirus funds to other accounts “except for ‘Drug Interdiction and Counter-Drug Activities, Defense.’” The stimulus deal agreed to early Wednesday by the White House and Senate leaders would provide the Pentagon a total of $10.5 billion. That includes $1.5 billion for the National Guard and...
  • Worldometer: 49,594 Diagnosed COVID-19 Cases in US - 52% in New York State - 622 Deaths

    03/24/2020 10:27:45 AM PDT · by dalight · 67 replies
    Coronavirus Cases: 49,594 Deaths: 622 The rate of case Growth may be slowing dramatically.
  • Nancy Pelosi Proposes 1,120-Page Coronavirus Bill Stuffed with Special Interest Goodies

    03/23/2020 1:18:16 PM PDT · by DOC44 · 122 replies
    Increased fuel emission standards for airlines receiving funds and carbon offsets: Payment for up to $10,000 in student loans Same-day voter registration, early voting, voting by mail, ballot harvesting The expansion of wind and solar tax credits. Automatic extension of nonimmigrant visas. and much more at link
  • Dumped amid coronavirus, former Bloomberg campaign aides sue for pay and benefits

    03/23/2020 1:22:43 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 23, 2020 | by Sharon Bernstein
    Former organizers for Michael Bloomberg’s unsuccessful presidential bid sued the billionaire’s campaign on Monday, saying he laid them off amid the global coronavirus pandemic after promising pay and benefits through the November election. Employees resigned from good jobs to take positions with Bloomberg’s campaign, and they now face unemployment and the loss of their health insurance in the midst of the spreading virus, field organizers Alexis Sklair, Sterling Rettke and Nathaniel Brown said in their complaint, one of two proposed class action lawsuits potentially representing thousands of workers. “They promised salaries nearly double that of other campaigns,” alleged their complaint,...
  • SHOCK: Dem Stock Coronavirus Package With Green New Deal Handouts, Post Office Bailout, Union Cash

    03/23/2020 11:03:56 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 110 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | March 23, 2020 | Emily Zanotti
    <p>The Democrats, led by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), pulled an eleventh hour political move Sunday night, voting to pull a massive coronavirus recovery package after spending days negotiating with Republicans and top administration officials, in order to produce their own hastily constructed stimulus bill packed with handouts to Democratic constituencies.</p>