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  • Desperate for workers, US restaurants and stores raise pay

    05/13/2021 9:54:42 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 13, 2021 | Christopher Rugaber
    U.S. restaurants and stores are rapidly raising pay in an urgent effort to attract more applicants and keep up with a flood of customers as the pandemic eases. McDonald’s, Sheetz and Chipotle are just some of the latest companies to follow Amazon, Walmart and Costco in boosting wages, in some cases to $15 an hour or higher. The pay gains are, of course, a boon to these employees. Restaurants, bars, hotels and stores remain the lowest-paying industries, and many of their workers ran the risk of contracting COVID-19 on the job over the past year while white-collar employees were able...
  • TSMC, high-tech firms unscathed by massive outage in Taiwan

    05/13/2021 9:53:11 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 1 replies
    DigiTimes ^ | Friday 14 May 2021 | Monica Chen
    TSMC and other major high-tech firms in Taiwan have reported little impact from a five-hour rolling power blackout that affected many parts of the country on May 13. TSMC stated some of its fabs saw brief voltage drops as a result of the outage following electricity distribution issues at a power plant in Kaohsiung, but the foundry house soon activated emergency backup generators to maintain normal production and minimize possible impact. The STSP administration also noted that only seven out of some 40 companies using 22.8kV power supply system in the park were affected by the power blackout, and most...
  • "Unity and Healing" - original avant-garde jazz, by Yours Truly

    05/13/2021 9:46:39 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 1 replies
    Me, via Rumble ^ | 5/14/21 | Me, as Hopalong Ginsberg
    My first instrumental protest song. If it had lyrics, they'd be four-letter words.
  • "When Our Lord Ascends, He Also Sends" (Sermon for the Ascension of Our Lord, on Luke 24:44-53)

    05/13/2021 9:34:21 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 1 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | May 13, 2021 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “When Our Lord Ascends, He Also Sends” (Luke 24:44-53) Today we’re celebrating the Ascension of Our Lord. Forty days after his resurrection, our Lord Jesus Christ ascended into heaven, and so it is on this day--forty days after Easter, always on a Thursday--when we have this festival. And what I want to focus on today for our Ascension theme is this: “When Our Lord Ascends, He Also Sends.” When our Lord ascends, he also sends. What do I mean by that? I mean that when our Lord Jesus Christ ascends into heaven, at the same time he also sends out...
  • Trump family members got ‘inappropriately close’ to Secret Service agents, book claims

    05/13/2021 9:22:44 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 16 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | May 11, 2021 | Martin Pengelly
    Two Trump family members got “inappropriately – and perhaps dangerously – close” to agents protecting them while Donald Trump was president, according to a new book on the US Secret Service. Zero Fail: The Rise and Fall of the Secret Service, by the Washington Post reporter Carol Leonnig, is published next week. The Guardian obtained a copy.
  • Hilarious Picture From Mar-A-Lago Is Bringing Joy To Twitter Users

    05/13/2021 9:07:41 PM PDT · by bitt · 17 replies
    dingpolitics.com ^ | 5/12/2021 | clayton keirns
    If you voted for Trump in either the 2016 or 2020 election, always remember that CNN, The NY Times and the entire political left thinks that you’re a racist, sexist, bigot, homophobe who voted for a “monster”, “dictator” and a “white supremacist”. However, this is just more fake news (like everything else they report) Now, a new picture posted by Caleb Hull is making the rounds on Twitter and it’s not only bringing joy to Trump supporters everywhere, but it is spitting in the face of the left-wing narrative that Trump is a ranging sexist and racist. Look at the...
  • Hard to overstate the ‘diabolical dumbness’ of Sarah Silverman’s rant

    05/13/2021 9:02:03 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 8 replies
    Sky News Australia via YouTube ^ | 5/8/2021 | Rita Panahi
    Sky News host Rita Panahi says it’s almost impossible to overstate how diabolically dumb Sarah Silverman’s rant was scolding people for saying women’s sport should be for women. “Imagine for a second that you're a female athlete, a weightlifter who has devoted your life to the sport, and then a former male weightlifter decides they're a woman and starts competing in the women's division,” Ms Panahi said.
  • News Summary Intelligence Report 5/13/2021 Colonial Pipeline Paid Ransom, 75 Percent Out Of Gas DC

    05/13/2021 9:00:55 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 5/13/2021 | Nextrush/Self
    The US military pulling personnel out of Israel but first... Two members of the legislative assembly in Canada's Alberta province booted from the caucus of the ruling "United Conservative Party" tonight. They were opponents of the restrictive COVID-19 policies of Premier Jason Kenney with one of them coming out this morning calling on Kenney to resign as Premier... Defense Minister Benny Gantz ordering Border Police units deployed to deal with unrest across Israel that engulfed many cities last night as mobs of Jews and Arabs fought each other. Those units and other police overwhelmed in rioting today and tonight... Alert...
  • Fauci says school should be open 'full blast' five days a week in the fall

    05/13/2021 8:57:16 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/13/21 09:47 PM EDT | MYCHAEL SCHNELL
    Anthony Fauci, President Biden’s chief medical adviser, said Thursday that schools in the fall should be open “full blast” five days a week after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 resume life without masks or other restrictions. When asked by host Jake Tapper on CNN’s “The Lead with Jake Tapper” if he agreed with CDC Director Rochelle Walensky and the president of the American Federation of Teachers that schools in the fall should be 100 percent open and in-person five days a week, Fauci said he did. “Yeah. I...
  • Intellectual Froglegs: White Hats

    05/13/2021 8:40:48 PM PDT · by Reeses · 3 replies
    Intellectual Froglegs ^ | May 12, 2021 | Joe Dan Gorman
    It’s easy to be disgusted... especially if you consume corporate media. And unfortunately that includes the corporate conservative media, who would rather allow the DC Media, aka the New York Times and the Washington Post, lead them around by the nose— than even attempt to create and maintain an #AmericaFirst narrative.Recently the corporate conservative media showered FREE publicity on Republican CA Gubernatorial Candidate Bruce ‘the mental patient’ Jenner, AKA a man that wears women’s clothes… yet despite the mountains of free publicity, the Tranny pulled only 6% support in a recent poll of California voters.Jenner had the lowest support among...
  • Does God Endorse Polygamy? Why does 2 Samuel 12:8 say that God gave David wives?

    05/13/2021 8:33:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Stand To Reason ^ | Alan Shlemon
    Is God pro-polygamy? Let’s talk about that.If God is opposed to polygamy, then why does 2 Samuel 12:8 say that God gave David wives?Now, I do believe God is opposed to polygamy. In fact, in Genesis 2:24, God’s creation account indicates that God intended for one man to marry one woman, and become one flesh for one lifetime. In fact, Jesus even quotes that definition in Matthew 19 and upholds it as valid. And in fact, then He adds his own commentary by claiming that monogamous marriage is a God-ordained institution.But now, if you read the Old Testament, you’ll see...
  • FLASHBACK: Biden Promised Voter No New Pipelines

    05/13/2021 8:32:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 12, 2021 | Collin Anderson
    President Joe Biden, now faced with a crisis of gas shortages across large swaths of the East Coast, promised voters there would be no "new pipelines" if he was elected. "So like what about, say, stopping fracking and stopping new pipeline infrastructure?" an audience member asked Biden following a January 2020 campaign event in New Hampshire. "Yeah. Yes. New pipelines. Exactly. None," Biden responded. The Democrat is now facing a fuel shortage crisis and rising gas prices after a cyberattack shut down the United States' largest pipeline. Energy secretary Jennifer Granholm on Tuesday cast doubt on the administration's ability to...
  • Delta to Require all New Hires to be Vaccinated against COVID-19

    05/13/2021 8:29:53 PM PDT · by Cecily · 19 replies
    WSBTV.com ^ | May 13, 2021
    ATLANTA — All new Delta employees will now be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 before being hired, the company announced Thursday. The Atlanta-based air line company did not reference whether or not they will be requiring current employees to be vaccinated, but complimented their employees saying they have made “great progress to achieve herd immunity within our workforce.” A spokesperson for Delta Air Lines released a statement Thursday evening saying, We know that vaccines are the best tool we have to protect one another and bring an end to the pandemic. Delta people have made great progress to achieve...
  • Philly health official forced to resign over MOVE cremations

    05/13/2021 8:25:39 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 6 replies
    AP ^ | 13 May 2012 | MARK SCOLFORO
    Philadelphia’s top health official was compelled to resign Thursday after the city’s mayor learned partial human remains from the 1985 bombing of the headquarters of a Black organization had been cremated and disposed of without notifying family members. It is a standard procedure to retain specimens after an autopsy ends and the remains are turned over to the decedent’s next-of-kin, Farley said. “Believing that investigations related to the MOVE bombing had been completed more than 30 years earlier, and not wanting to cause more anguish for the families of the victims, I authorized Dr. Gulino to follow this procedure and...
  • Disney Revamping Kids Cartoon with Gay Dads and Teen Activist

    05/13/2021 8:18:36 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 14 replies
    Faithwire ^ | 13th May 2021 | Tré Goins-Phillips
    Disney is revamping its 20-year-old animated series “The Proud Family” and the reboot will center on two multiethnic, gay dads and their adopted teenage daughter, who is a racial activist. The entertainment brand announced the show, “The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder,” via social media Wednesday. https://twitter.com/disneyplus/status/1392548098493218821?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1392548098493218821%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.faithwire.com%2F2021%2F05%2F13%2Fdisney-revamping-kids-cartoon-with-gay-dads-and-teen-activist%2F The fathers, Barry and Randall Leibowitz-Jenkins, will be voiced by Billy Porter and Zachary Quinto — both of whom are gay — while the daughter, Maya, will be voiced by Keke Palmer. According to Entertainment Weekly, the other cast members of the original series, which aired from 2001 to 2005, will return to...
  • Covid: Prior infection vs vaccination - Which one provides a higher degree of immunity?

    05/13/2021 8:18:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Ever since the beginning of the covid pandemic, one of the big topics of discussion has been whether infection results in lasting immunity. Since the advent of the vaccines, that has expanded in to a discussion about whether prior infection or vaccination provides a higher degree of immunity.Back in December, I wrote about a study that showed that 90% of people who get covid still have antibodies six months out from infection. This was encouraging news. However, all it really did was show that most people keep their antibodies for a decent period of time after infection. It didn’t actually...
  • Russian actress, Japanese entrepreneur cleared for space station visits

    05/13/2021 8:15:45 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    Space Flight Now ^ | May 13, 2021 | William Harwood
    Russian actress Yulia Peresild and filmmaker Klim Shipenko will join cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov for a Soyuz flight to the International Space Station on Oct. 5 to shoot scenes for an upcoming movie, the Russian space agency announced Thursday. In a related development, Roscosmos and Space Adventures, a company that brokers commercial flights to the space station, announced that Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa and an assistant, Yozo Hirano, will launch aboard another Soyuz Dec. 8. The upcoming Soyuz launches, along with two SpaceX Crew Dragon flights carrying all-civilian crews, are the latest milestones in a new era of commercial human spaceflight....
  • Please Pray for my daughter Sara

    05/13/2021 8:08:16 PM PDT · by CaptainPhilFan · 65 replies
    Please pray. Son in law just called. Daughter went to hospital by ambulance some kind of attack I don't know what but he hung up and there was all kind of noise. Please pray with me.
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, consummate snowflake

    05/13/2021 8:04:59 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 13 May 2021 | CHERYL K. CHUMLEY
    ANALYSIS/OPINION: Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene shouted at democrat-socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and now Democrat Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi wants an ethics investigation — for what? To tell us what we already know? The socialist is a snowflake who can’t stand countering viewpoints. Pure, meet simple. Or is it boo, meet hoo? Regardless: There’s no need for investigation. Greene has been trying for some time to get Ocasio-Cortez to debate about her Green New Deal in public. And for just about the same amount of time, Ocasio-Cortez has been avoiding, err, that is, fleeing, any type of association with Greene...
  • Prior SARS-CoV-2 infection and Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine provide similar immunity

    05/13/2021 7:53:15 PM PDT · by Meah · 12 replies
    Life Wciences Medical News ^ | April 21, 2021 | Sally Robertson
    Researchers in Israel have conducted a study showing that the immunity provided against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) – the agent that causes coronavirus disease (COVID-19) – is similar following natural infection or immunization with the Pfizer-BioNTech BNT162b2 vaccine.