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  • Nolte: Cuomo Threatens to Sue U.S. Taxpayers if We Don’t Pay for His Incompetence

    01/20/2021 8:25:46 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/20/2021 | John Notle
    Gov. Andrew “Grandma Slayer” Cuomo (D-NY) is threatening to sue American taxpayers if we don’t pay for his well-documented ineptitude. Andrew Cuomo had one overriding message Tuesday as he delivered his annual budget address from New York’s state Capitol: If Washington doesn’t send New York $15 billion as part of a pandemic relief package, he’ll have no choice but to slash public payrolls, cut services and raise taxes on the rich.
  • [2018] Florida Recount: Judge Extends Deadline for Palm Beach County[FL] [Is this coming to YOU?]

    10/31/2020 1:04:58 PM PDT · by SES1066 · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/13/2018 | Joshua Caplan
    Judge Karen Geivers ruled Tuesday to extend the recount deadline for Palm Beach County until November 20 in Florida’s U.S. Senate race, according to reports. ===== The extension comes after Sen. Bill Nelson’s (D-FL) legal team filed a lawsuit in a federal court this afternoon in a bid to extend the deadline for recounting votes statewide.
  • Employee incompetence: Is it just me? [Vanity]

    10/11/2020 9:13:00 AM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 79 replies
    FR | 10/11/2020 | self
    The past few weeks have exposed me to an abnormal level of incompetence displayed by private businesses' employees. The icing on the cake was when I recently had a flat tire and discovered that my mini-spare was defective, told that the only one - without paying >$150 for a new one - was 45 minutes away at a wrecking yard. I make the drive, only to discover that the spare is BLOWN (they never checked it). To make matters worse, another employee at the nationwide firm 'helped' me to find one with the same bolt pattern off of a different...
  • JUST IN: Power Out for 170,000+ in California — As New Report Predicts Power Outages To Increase 4 Fold Over The Next 30-Years

    09/08/2020 7:32:06 AM PDT · by wrrock · 33 replies
    TG ^ | 9/8/2020 | Evan
    Power out for 170,000+ in California as extreme heat stokes wildfires. Outages expected to grow. REPORT: “.. PG&E cus­tomers should ex­pect a dou­bling of sus­tained power out­ages in 15 years and a 4-fold in­crease in 30 years, ac­cord­ing to analy­sis by Na­tional Elec­tric Test­ing, Re­search and Ap­plications Cen­ter, Geor­gia Tech Read more...
  • California blackouts could hit up to 3 million as grid managers plead for conservation

    09/06/2020 2:51:28 PM PDT · by rintintin · 102 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | Sep 6 2020 | Dale Kasler
    Blackouts could hit as many as 3 million California homes and business Sunday evening as an epic heat wave smothers the West, the manager of the state’s electricity grid said. It would be one of the largest blackouts in California history, if not the largest. After narrowly avoiding blackouts Saturday night, the Independent System Operator, which runs the grid, said it was facing a shortfall of 4,000 megawatts unless Californians comply with urgent pleas for conservation. Read more here:
  • Breaking — Mysterious explosions rock Tehran…

    07/09/2020 5:03:39 PM PDT · by rxsid · 96 replies
    Breaking — Mysterious explosions rock Tehran… A series of explosions have rocked the outskirts of the Iranian capital Tehran, as well as the cities of Garmdareh and Quds, Iranian media reported amid speculation that missile depots were the intended target. Citing social media, the official news agency IRIB reported an explosion in western Tehran in the early hours of Friday local time. More explosions were reported in Garmdareh and Quds, the Mehr News Agency added. The Saudi-based Al-Arabiya television reported that the explosion took place in missile depots of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), southwest of Tehran. Iranian officials...
  • Iran explosion: Panic erupts as huge third blast in three weeks rocks capital

    07/10/2020 8:02:00 AM PDT · by Mariner · 39 replies
    The UK Express ^ | July 10th, 2020 | By Edward Browne
    Another deadly explosion was heard in western Tehran on Friday, according to local reports of a blast at a missile warehouse. However, sources claim there have been more than one in multiple regions. An intelligence official told The New York Times said that Israel was possibly behind the attack.Initial reports say the confirmed blast hit a missile warehouse belonging to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). Authorities have not yet provided any information on the cause of the blasts. Journalist Hasan Sari claims there was more than one explosion, with others hitting the regions of Garmdareh and Quds. Social media...
  • Gov Irate at Citizens' Insubordination [semi-satire]

    05/31/2020 12:03:49 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 31 May 2020 | John Semmens
    As the mass hysteria that allowed so many governors to frighten citizens into mindless obedience to inane and oppressive edicts has waned, Washington State Governor Jay Inslee (D) is irate. "I am the ruler of this state," he declared. "It is everyone's obligation—citizen and non-citizen, alike—to do what I tell them to do." A major irritant has been the increasingly widespread refusal of sheriffs and local police to cite, arrest, shutdown, or otherwise harass individuals attempting to enjoy the life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness our representative democracy is meant to secure. "I consequently have ordered the Department of Labor...
  • This Could Be a Clue as to why Minnesota’s COVID-19 model was wrong by at least one, and perhaps two, orders of magnitude

    05/17/2020 8:41:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Powerline Blog ^ | 05/16/2020 | John Hinderaker
    This Could Be a Clue… …as to why Minnesota’s COVID-19 model was wrong by at least one, and perhaps two, orders of magnitude: Before Friday, March 20, Marina Kirkeide, who graduated from the University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering in 2019, was a School of Public Health part-time research assistant working on HPV transmission for Kulasingam. On a gap year before starting Medical School at the University in fall 2020, Kirkeide also had a second job as a lab tech at St. Paul’s Regions Hospital. That Friday, Kulasingam called her and two other research assistants and asked if...
  • WHO dismisses herd immunity as strategy to combat Covid-19

    05/13/2020 9:40:10 AM PDT · by avkillick · 47 replies
    Michael Ryan, the World Health Organization’s Executive Director of Health Emergencies, did not mince words when the organization was asked on Monday about the concept of herd immunity. "This idea that, 'well, maybe countries who had lax measures and haven't done anything will all of a sudden magically reach some herd immunity, and so what if we lose a few old people along the way?' This is a really dangerous, dangerous calculation," Ryan said..
  • Hospitals can’t discharge coronavirus patients to nursing homes: Gov. Cuomo

    05/10/2020 12:11:43 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 90 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 10 2020 | Aaron Feis
    Patients in New York hospitals must now test negative for the coronavirus before they can be discharged to nursing homes, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday — partially reversing a policy that forced sickened seniors into facilities housing those most vulnerable. “We’re just not going to send a person who is positive to a nursing home after a hospital visit,” said Cuomo during an Albany press briefing. “Period.” The ruling partially overrides a controversial March 25 order that nursing homes cannot deny admission or readmission on the basis of a positive or suspected COVID-19 case.
  • Andrew Cuomo Blames Nursing Homes’ Greed for Not Rejecting Coronavirus Patients State Made Them Accept

    04/27/2020 1:48:07 PM PDT · by Tench_Coxe · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/27/2020 | Joel B. Pollak
    Cuomo has come under increasing criticism for a March 25 directive requiring nursing homes to accept coronavirus patients. The directive read, in part (original emphasis): “No resident shall be denied re-admission or admission to the NH [nursing home] solely based on a confirmed or suspected diagnosis of COVID-19. NHs are prohibited from requiring a hospitalized resident who is determined medically stable to be tested for COVID-19 prior to admission or readmission.” The policy is being scrutinized more closely as some 25% of the state’s fatalities from coronavirus have occurred in nursing homes. Critics argue that the state should not have...
  • De Blasio appoints wife head of coronavirus racial inequality task force

    04/26/2020 12:16:38 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 80 replies ^ | April 26, 2020 | Kevin Sheehan and Lee Brown
    Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Sunday that he has put First Lady Chirlane McCray in charge of a special coronavirus task force — insisting her work with her embattled ThriveNYC initiativemade her perfect for the new job. McCray will work with Deputy Mayor Phil Thompson in leading a task force on racial inclusion and equity to make sure the Big Apple rebounds as a “better and more just society than the one we left behind,” Hizzoner said. The mayor insisted that the First Lady deserved her place at the head of the new initiative because of the ideas she generated  —...
  • ‘Scientific breakdown’ at CDC lab led to coronavirus testing delays, report says

    04/22/2020 7:27:17 PM PDT · by george76 · 36 replies
    NYP ^ | April 18, 2020 | Melissa Klein
    A “glaring scientific breakdown” at the CDC’s main laboratory was behind the federal agency’s failure to quickly make a coronavirus test kit... One of the three test components became contaminated because the way the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention laboratory put the kits together violated sound manufacturing practices... cross contamination because the chemical mixtures were put together into testing kits in a lab space that was also dealing with synthetic coronavirus material. The Food and Drug Administration also concluded the CDC violated its own laboratory standards,
  • Illinois spent $17 million on masks from China that are now being recalled in other states

    04/19/2020 3:51:05 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 18 replies
    WGN Television ^ | April 16, 2020 | Ben Bradley
    Millions of masks purchased by the State of Illinois from China may not be useable by those on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic, after multiple states recalled similar equipment Thursday. Illinois Governor JB Pritzker has been scouring the world for gowns, gloves and masks to protect medical workers and first responders across the state from COVID-19. An alert from the Illinois Department of Public Health followed, saying the KN95 masks may not meet performance standards and counterfeit masks are “flooding the marketplace.” “You know things come in shipments of a million – you can’t go through one mask...
  • Coronavirus tests were delayed by contamination at CDC lab, report says

    04/18/2020 8:44:48 PM PDT · by absalom01 · 24 replies
    CNBC ^ | April 18, 2020 | Dan Mangan
    A delay by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in quickly making coronavirus test kits available was the result of “a glaring scientific breakdown” at the CDA central lab, The Washington Post reported. The Post reported that CDC facilities that assembled the testing kits “violated sound manufacturing practices, resulting in contamination of one of the three test components used in the highly sensitive detection process.” James Le Duc, a virologist and former CDC officer who now heads the Galveston National Laboratory in Texas, told The Post that the situation was “really a terrible black mark on the CDC,...
  • Pelosi vows to challenge Trump's 'dangerous, illegal' move to freeze WHO funding

    04/15/2020 9:52:26 AM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 53 replies
    faux ^ | 04/15/2020 | Brooke Singman
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi blasted President Trump’s decision to freeze funding for the World Health Organization, vowing Wednesday to “swiftly” challenge the action amid the coronavirus crisis. In a statement, Pelosi, D-Calif., said the halt in funding amid the global pandemic “is senseless.”
  • Alabama and Massachusetts Are Handing the Addresses of People With Coronavirus Over to Police

    03/31/2020 9:09:26 PM PDT · by Morgana · 32 replies
    vice ^ | March 31, 2020 | Liz Landers
    Two U.S. states — Alabama and Massachusetts — have begun providing the addresses of those known to have been diagnosed with COVID-19 to police in a bid to contain the spread and protect first responders who might answer a call where a coronavirus sufferer is involved. Alabama began providing the addresses — but not names — to police and other emergency responders starting more than a week ago. The information is being distributed to 85 emergency communications districts in the state, and is then relayed to police officers and other first responders when they go out on calls. “It’s only...
  • Dems Demonstrate Leadership [semi-satire]

    03/28/2020 6:30:34 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 29 March 2020 | John Semmens
    In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, Bill and Hillary Clinton donated more than 400 pizzas to all of the hospitals in their home county of Westchester, NY. The donation was heralded by a tweet from Hillary “thanking medical workers and everyone else who is working to save lives and keep us all going right now.” Angela Cirilli, an emergency medicine ultrasound director at St John’s Riverside Hospital, tweeted her gratitude saying “Amazing !!! Thank you !!!! We NEED LEADERS LIKE YOU in this tough time.” A spokesperson for the Clintons contrasted “this unprecedented act of generosity with Trump’s failure...
  • Where is homeless funding going?

    02/18/2020 7:13:50 PM PST · by GLH3IL · 24 replies
    The Times-Herald ^ | 02/18/2020 | Marissa Kendall
    Chiu’s bill comes as the state and local governments are ramping up their spending on homelessness, but the number of people on the street continues to rise. Gov. Gavin Newsom recently proposed spending more than $1 billion on homelessness in his 2020-21 budget, including $750 million to build housing for the homeless and help prevent struggling families from ending up on the streets. His last budget also included about $1 billion to fight homelessness — including $650 million for cities and counties. Meanwhile, the crisis keeps getting worse. The homeless population grew by 42% between 2017 and 2019 in San...