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  • Wearing a mask cuts own risk of novel coronavirus by 65 percent, experts say

    07/09/2020 9:50:06 PM PDT · by familyop · 70 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 8, 2020 | David Aaro
    "We've learned more due to research and additional scientific evidence and now we know [that] not only wearing a mask prevents the person wearing the mask to transmit to others, but wearing the mask protects the person who's wearing it," said Dean Blumberg, chief of pediatric infectious diseases at UC Davis Children’s Hospital. "So the wearer of the mask, even the standard rectangular surgical masks...will decrease the risk of infection by the person wearing the mask by about 65 percent."
  • Police Identify Two People Discovered Dead In Suitcase By TikTok Users

    07/09/2020 8:45:18 PM PDT · by blueplum · 41 replies
    LADBible ^ | 09 Jul 2020 | Tom Wood
    Police have identified the two murder victims discovered in a suitcase by teenage TikTok users as 35-year-old mum-of-four Jessica Lewis and her boyfriend, 27-year-old Austin 'Cash' Wenner. The families of the two people are fundraising for a $10,000 (Ł7,974) reward to offer to anyone with information leading to the arrest of their killer. After the group of teenagers made the gruesome discovery of two dismembered bodies in a piece of luggage at Duwamish Head in Seattle on 19 June, medical examiners have determined that both victims were shot dead on 16 June...
  • Olivia de Havilland, the last remaining star of Old Hollywood, turns 104; The Only Surviving Star of "Gone With The Wind"

    07/09/2020 7:39:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Celebrity Nine ^ | 07/09/2020 | Variety Staff
    Olivia De Havilland, Late 2019 There are few veterans of Hollywood's Golden Age who are still around, much less still making headlines. But Olivia de Havilland, who turns 104 Wednesday (US time), was always a rule-breaker.She's part of the current furore over Gone With the Wind, since she is the only surviving star of the 1939 epic.In 2017, she also sued FX Networks over her depiction in the miniseries Feud: Bette and Joan, from exec producer Ryan Murphy. After a series of appeals, the court ultimately decided against de Havilland. The ruling represents a rare defeat for her, but serves...
  • Roger Goodell shamefully silent about DeSean Jackson’s Hitler posts

    07/09/2020 6:39:28 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 9, 2020 | PHIL MUSHNICK
    You can come out, now, Roger! In his continuing role as the NFL’s Neville Chamberlain — the British prime minister who appeased Nazi Germany until it was too late to prevent World War II — Roger Goodell continues to pander to the bad acts at the risk of imperiling the good and welfare — and value — of the NFL. Goodell has proven he would rather offend the NFL’s most devoted, fair-minded fans than the league’s most offensive players.
  • NM to ban indoor dining again (Too many covid19 cases, Dem gov making NM even poorer)

    07/09/2020 4:31:04 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 35 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | July 9, 2020 | Dan McKay
    SANTA FE — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said Thursday that New Mexico will tighten its public health restrictions and reimpose a ban on indoor dining to help combat an explosion of new coronavirus cases in much of the state. Starting Monday, dining inside a restaurant will be prohibited, though outdoor and patio seating will be allowed at 50% capacity. Restaurants and breweries may also continue curbside pickup services. New Mexico is also set to eliminate an exception to the state’s mask mandate that previously allowed people to exercise without wearing one. Furthermore, the governor said, no contact sports will be...
  • In Colonial Virginia It Was the Kids Who Mixed the Cultures That Became American

    07/09/2020 2:40:20 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 19 replies ^ | Karen Ordahl Kupperman
    Both the English and the Native Americans Used Children to Learn the Mysterious Ways of Their New Neighbors In 1608, Thomas Savage, age 13, arrived on the first ship from England bringing supplies to the newly founded Jamestown colony. He had been in Virginia just a few weeks when he was presented as a gift to Wahunsenaca, the great Powhatan who ruled over most of the people along the rivers leading into the lower Chesapeake Bay area. In return, Powhatan gave the English a young man named Namontack. Such exchanges of young people were considered normal. As English expeditions began...
  • ‘This is not my moment’ White candidate drops out of state rep race (Boston)

    07/09/2020 1:35:59 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | July 9, 2020 | RICK SOBEY
    The lone white candidate in the race for the Massachusetts 12th Suffolk House seat — a district made up of 70% Black residents — is dropping out in the wake of the national civil rights movement that was sparked by the police killing of George Floyd. Cam Charbonnier, a longtime aide for Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, cited this “inspiring” movement in his decision to leave the race as he wrote in a letter on Thursday, “I realize that this is not my moment.” “… It has become clear to me that at this time and in this district, I may...
  • Javicia Leslie Cast as Batwoman After Ruby Rose Exit, Becoming the First Black Actress to Play the Role

    07/09/2020 11:51:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 78 replies
    People ^ | July 8, 2020 | Ashley Boucher
    The newest Batwoman is here! Javicia Leslie has been cast in the role for The CW's Batwoman series — making her the first Black actress to step into the iconic role for a live-action TV show or movie.
  • 'The car is innocent': Dukes of Hazzard stars say 'the politically correct generation has gotten way out of hand' after controversy over the Confederate flag on the show's iconic General Lee car

    07/09/2020 11:15:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 51 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 9, 2020 | Ralph R. Ortega
    Dukes of Hazzard co-stars John Schneider and Tom Wopat addressed the long-time controversy over the show's iconic General Lee car, saying political correctness has gone too far as protests mount over the Confederate flag that the famed vehicle features prominently on its roof. Both stars defended the customized 1969 Dodge Charger used in the hit action and comedy show about cousins Bo and Luke Duke, former moonshiners who live in rural Georgia.
  • Woman Shoots Person Robbing Her Home… Now The Robbers Family Is Irate At The Woman

    07/09/2020 10:48:50 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 63 replies
    Conservative Matrix ^ | 07/09/2020 | Phoenix Brooks
    Do they even hear themselves ? Are they serious? “ You have to look at it from every child’s point of view that was raised in the hood. You have to understand, how he gonna get his money to have clothes to go to school? You have to look at it from his point of view.” “I don’t care if she have her gun license or any of that. That is way beyond the law, way beyond. He was not supposed to die like this. He had a future ahead of him. Trevon had goals. He was a funny guy,...
  • Has BLM apologized? (Vanity)

    07/09/2020 9:39:07 AM PDT · by Crucial · 13 replies
    7-9-20 | Myself
    Has BLM apologized for Secoreia Turner's death? George Floyd gets a gold coffin and wastes his life on drugs and crime. What does Secoreia get exactly? Is there wall to wall coverage? Of course not.
  • Op-Ed: If Black lives matter to colleges, they’ll divest from campus policing

    07/09/2020 8:52:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    LA Times ^ | July 9, 2020 | Charles F.H. Davis III
    Under intense pressure from mostly Black community organizers, some local governments are responding to demands to defund the police and divest from law enforcement. The push to reduce police budgets and reliance on police intervention in noncriminal matters has been accompanied by calls to invest in more resources for people and communities. Not surprisingly, the same demands advanced by police abolitionists off-campus have also emerged from students, faculty and staff at colleges and universities around the country. In some cases, that has already happened. The University of Minnesota, for example, responded to the demand of the undergraduate student government by...
  • Colby Cosh: Why can't basic income champions see that now is the worst time?

    07/09/2020 8:41:19 AM PDT · by Jonty30 · 4 replies
    Does anyone else have an “Am I being given crazy pills” moment when somebody trumpets some version of a universal basic income nowadays? On Tuesday the Parliamentary Budget Office published a response to a request by Independent Group Sen. Yuen Pau Woo; Sen. Woo had asked the PBO to estimate the costs of a federal guaranteed basic income for all Canadians between the ages of 18 and 64. The senator proposed that the income amount ought to be in line with Ontario’s aborted 2017 pilot project on basic income: $16,989 for individuals, $24,027 for couples. He wanted to know the...
  • We Can’t End AIDS Without Fighting Racism [Barf]

    07/09/2020 8:15:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | July 9, 2020 | Elton John
    The color of your skin should not determine the quality of your health. But in the United States, the HIV/AIDS epidemic is exacerbated by racism, bias, and discrimination. As America continues its long-overdue reckoning with racism and systemic injustice, we must address the devastating impact of the disease on the Black community. An end to the AIDS epidemic can only be achieved through dignity, respect, love, and compassion for all.
  • Is a cellphone camera a perceptual tool or an instrument of the will?

    07/09/2020 7:43:56 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 5 replies
    Freep | 07-10-2020 | CharlesOconnell
    The Birdwatcher who the Karen called 911 on has the right attitude. "People are going to do whatever they're going to do", says my Doctor, Mohammad R. (I call it "the philosophical school of 'inevitism' ", it has revolutionized my thinking, I disregard more and more of what other people are doing now, and pay more and more attention to my own actions.) The Birdwatcher won't cooperate with the NY D.A., I hope he doesn't run into trouble with it. He says we should leave the Karen alone, she's already paid the price. Only the Birdwatcher is coming out ahead....
  • Cancelling Eve: Twitter mob targets actress Jodie Comer for 'dating a Donald Trump fan' after pictures emerged of her with US lacrosse player who 'is a registered Republican voter'

    07/09/2020 6:56:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 9, 2020 | Emma Powell, and Katie Weston
    She takes out her enemies in increasingly sadistic fashion as bisexual assassin Villanelle in Killing Eve. Now, however, actress Jodie Comer has found herself the victim after hundreds of social media users called for her to be 'cancelled' – the modern equivalent of being chased with burning torches. The Bafta-winner's apparent crime is that she is said to be dating an American supporter of Donald Trump's Republican party – despite playing a bisexual character in the hit BBC drama.
  • The trans lobby can't bully me into silence: It’s the bitterest of ironies — how this academic studying violence against women was targeted by protesters with balaclavas and a baseball bat, simply for attending a feminists’ meeting

    07/09/2020 6:52:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 9, 2020 | Jenny Johnson
    Feminist academic Raquel Rosario Sanchez doesn’t shy away from writing about ugly stuff. She deals with prostitution, coercion and intimidation. When she started her PhD on women and violence at Bristol University just over two years ago, Raquel felt lucky to be exploring these complex issues in a supportive and (she says, pointedly) ‘grown-up’ academic environment. She certainly didn’t imagine she’d end up being threatened with violence herself — nor that the university she so respected would, she claims, utterly fail to protect her.
  • Tucker Carlson rips the mask off the Democrat party

    07/09/2020 6:15:17 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 32 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9 Jul, 2020 | Andrea Widburg
    I was working on a post about how the Democrat party is cynically hiding their presidential candidate, Joe “Who’s My Wife” Biden, from public view, while using the Wuhan virus, mobs, and cancel culture to silence any opposition to Democrat politicians or their plans for America. Then, while I was looking for a specific link, I stumbled across Tucker Carlson’s monologue about Biden and the debates. I knew I had nothing to add. Carlson is getting increasingly angry about what’s going on in this country. The thread of humor that used to underlie his opening monologues is gone. Instead, he’s...
  • Donald Trump fails to 'fully appreciate' the office of US president [says Bolton]

    07/08/2020 8:36:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 07.08.2020 | Frank Suyak
    Four months before the next US presidential election, Donald Trump’s poll numbers are in a slump. Disaffected conservatives call him incompetent and are campaigning against the Republican president, citing the upward curve of new coronavirus cases in the US, the millions of unemployed Americans, and the protests and racial tension in the wake of George Floyd’s killing. They echo Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, who says Trump’s leadership is inadequate. One of his three former national security advisors, John Bolton, joined DW’s Tim Sebastian to discuss his impressions of President Trump on Conflict Zone. […] Bolton characterizes White...
  • Hong Kong Businessman: Joe Biden Election Would Mean Chinese Communists ‘Won Against Free World’ — ‘Game Over’

    07/08/2020 8:06:23 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7 Jul, 2020 | KYLE OLSON
    A Hong Kong businessman issued a dire warning on Monday, saying a Joe Biden win would be a win for the Chinese communists and a loss for the free world. Elmer Yuen told the Polish show Against the Tide TV a Biden presidential victory would be disastrous for freedom. SNIP “While he was vice president under Obama, he was in charge of the relationship with China. He was directly in charge and he let (them) go,” Yuen, who is in the United States advocating for freedom in Hong Kong, said. “He let the Chinese build a military installation in the...