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  • Coronavirus: Top German doctor in hot water over mask comments

    10/23/2020 10:49:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 10.23.2020 | nm/msh (AFP, dpa, Reuters)
    German Medical Association president Klaus Reinhardt has been forced to clarify his position on mask-wearing after his claim that there was no “scientific evidence they are actually helpful” sparked an outcry from politicians and doctors. Reinhardt told a TV talk show on public broadcaster ZDF that he had doubts wearing simple non-medical masks outdoors was effective against the coronavirus. Such face coverings, he said, offered “no protection at all” to those wearing them, and only “very little protection against infecting others.” A sharp rise in coronavirus cases across Germany in recent weeks has led to stricter rules in many cities,...
  • What Does It Mean to Have Long-Haul COVID-19?

    10/23/2020 9:41:18 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    Runner's World ^ | October 21, 2020 | Selene Yeager
    As an elite competitive triathlete, César Villalba, 34, of Los Angeles knows his body. So, though he can perform “acceptably” on a pulmonary test months after his initial bout with COVID-19, that’s anything but “acceptable” for the professional designer who is used to racing around the world. “I can do that with 60 percent of my lung capacity,” Villalba says with the heavy sigh of a man who would really just like to be better. Villalba was never officially diagnosed with COVID-19, because he got sick before the pandemic hit full steam. “I had pneumonia, sore throat, fever for a...
  • Poll of voters asked to tell what they really think of CNN vs Other News. Unedited and in order...

    10/23/2020 6:16:03 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 23 replies
    CNN Poll of voters on Trump-Biden Debate sparked the idea | 23 October 2020 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    We have asked voters here (please, you must have early voted or are definitely going to vote to participate) to tell us what they think about CNN versus a reliable news source elsewhere. Comments will be unedited (by me). Just don't use profanity, which is the rule here, and try to be as coherent as possible.
  • Astoria man accused of throwing large firework at police during protest (/Biden rally) faces federal civil disorder charge

    10/23/2020 6:10:58 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Oregon Live via MSN ^ | 10/23/20 | Maxine Bernstein
    A 23-year-old accused of lighting and throwing a large firework at Portland police and state troopers during a protest in Northeast Portland last month pleaded not guilty Friday to federal civil disorder. Ty John Fox was caught on video walking behind a line of protesters on Sept. 6, turning toward the camera and using a torch to ignite a large, cylindrical firework and then throwing it over protesters toward the officers, causing a large explosion, Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas Radcliffe told a magistrate judge. He was arrested within a couple of hours near Northeast 122nd Avenue and East Burnside Street....
  • Confederate monument removed from Alabama courthouse [Huntsville]

    10/23/2020 9:38:45 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Associated Press ^ | October 23, 2020
    A 115-year-old Confederate monument that was the subject of protests in Alabama this year was removed from outside a county courthouse early Friday. News outlets reported that a small group of onlookers cheered at the Madison County Courthouse in Huntsville as crews took away the stone memorial, which was topped by the likeness of a soldier, in pieces. Music blasted during part of the work. “I’m speechless, literally speechless. It’s an amazing time for our culture and for people of all colors. I’m excited that I’m able to watch this event happen during this time,” said Joretha Wright. […] Madison...
  • Sheriff Offers 'One-Way Tickets' for Celebrities Who Threaten to 'Leave America'

    10/23/2020 8:19:20 AM PDT · by Steve1999 · 6 replies
    NN ^ | 10-23-20 | Jay Greenberg
    An Ohio sheriff has offered to help pay for "one-way tickets" out of the country for liberal celebrities who are threatening to "leave America" if President Donald Trump wins re-election next month. In a "press release" this week, Butler County Sheriff Richard K. Jones added that he will "even help them pack" if they stay true to their promises.
  • 350K debit cards for unemployment benefits frozen in California over fraud fears, officials say

    10/23/2020 7:00:06 AM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Faced with a deluge of fraudulent unemployment claims, California officials said Thursday that 350,000 of the debit cards they issued containing benefits have been frozen because of suspicious activity, including a high number of claims at a single address. The debit cards frozen by the state Employment Development Department and Bank of America could represent billions of dollars in benefits paid out since the COVID-19 pandemic began in March. “The Department’s top priority is to quickly verify the identity of any claimants in this group that may have been impacted by scammer attacks, while we work to shut down the...
  • Donald Trump to hold rally in Waukesha on Saturday (Wisconsin)

    10/23/2020 6:42:15 AM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Wisconsin State Journal ^ | 10/23/10 | Mitchell Schmidt
    President Donald Trump will host a rally in the conservative stronghold of Waukesha on Saturday, marking his seventh trip to the state this year. Trump’s campaign announced Thursday the president will deliver remarks at Stein’s Aircraft Services at the Waukesha County Airport Saturday evening as part of a four-stop tour that also includes events in North Carolina, Ohio and New Hampshire. The announcement comes on the heels of Trump’s rally in Janesville on Saturday. **SNIP** Asked about Trump’s planned visit, Gov. Tony Evers said he strongly encourages the president to require all attendees to wear masks and practice social distancing,...
  • POTUS Trump Rallies today, Friday,10/23/2020 in "The Villages & Pensacola, Florida!!! Be there, Folks!!!

    10/23/2020 5:37:00 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 6 replies
    Just a quick note: POTUS, Trump will host two (2) massive political rallies in "The Villages & Pensacola, Florida" today, Friday, 10/23/2020. Be there with the tens of thousands of loyal Trump supporters to cheer "Trumpie" on to victory!!! For more campaign information, contact:!!! Watch on TV: RSBN, C-Span, or, many decent fair, feed lines!!! Avoid, "Fake News", FNC, CNN, MSNBC, etc.....they all suck!!!
  • Trump to hold Pensacola rally Friday

    10/23/2020 4:39:56 AM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    AI ^ | 10/21/20 | Leada Gore
    President Trump will hold a rally in Pensacola, Florida on Friday. Trump’s campaign announced the president will deliver remarks at a “Make America Great Again Victory Rally,” at ST Aerospace 1 Merlion Way in Pensacola on Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. CT. The event will feature remarks from the president and other Republican candidates. The complete lineup has not been announced. The event is general admission and you can register for tickets here. Doors will open at 4 p.m.
  • ‘MY SON’S IN HERE!’ OnlyFans model mom, 26, in PJ top and thong opens fire on Uzi-toting home invaders who burst in and started shooting

    10/22/2020 2:15:57 PM PDT · by packrat35 · 59 replies
    The Sun ^ | 10/22/2020 | Hana Carter
    AN OnlyFans model wearing just a thong opened fire on two armed burglars who burst through her home. Ansley Pacheco, 26, was captured on home security cameras grabbing her own pistol to defend her son in the raid of her home in Miami. The Instagram model was in the bedroom of her Hileah home on October 4 when two masked men crashed through the door brandishing Uzis and began spraying her husband and his friends with bullets. Shocking footage shows Ansley scramble to grab her firearm before she began shooting at the crooks from her doorway. "Don't shoot! My son...
  • Tony Bobulinski’s statement in full ...

    10/22/2020 11:44:18 AM PDT · by Lions Gate · 17 replies
    Here is Tony Bobulinski’s statement in full: My name is Tony Bobulinski. The facts set forth below are true and accurate; they are not any form of domestic or foreign disinformation. Any suggestion to the contrary is false and offensive. I am the recipient of the email published seven days ago by the New York Post which showed a copy to Hunter Biden and Rob Walker. That email is genuine. This afternoon I received a request from the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs and the Senate Committee on Finance requesting all documents relating to my business affairs...
  • Leftists Threaten to Burn Homes of Trump Voters: ‘You've Been Given Fair Warning'

    10/22/2020 8:40:11 AM PDT · by Steve1999 · 77 replies
    NN ^ | 10-21-20 | Jack Murphy
    Trump supporters in New Hampshire received letters threatening to burn down their homes if President Donald Trump loses the presidential election but does not concede defeat. The letter, which was sent to various homes in the town which displayed support for Trump, stated:
  • Cooper administration encourages 36 counties to enhance COVID-19 restrictions (NC)

    10/22/2020 3:50:55 AM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies
    Journal Now ^ | 10/22/20 | Richard Craver
    Gov. Roy Cooper chose Wednesday to keep in place statewide Phase 3 socioeconomic restrictions through Nov. 14. However, two members of his administration sent a letter Tuesday to elected leaders in 36 counties - though not Forsyth - recommending and encouraging them to consider implementing enhanced restrictions of their own. The request from state Health Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen and state Public Safety Secretary Erik Hooks emphasizes reinforcing social-distancing request within their communities, including for officials to "consider local actions to improve compliance with executive orders." **SNIP** Suggested enforcement steps included: * Imposing fines for businesses that do not enforce...
  • Trump mocks Obama’s return to Biden campaign saying he couldn’t help Hillary win and repeats his middle name Hussein

    10/22/2020 3:02:01 AM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    The Sun ^ | 10/22/20 | Kassidy Vavra
    PRESIDENT Trump unleashed on Barack Obama during a campaign rally on Wednesday, claiming the former president couldn't help Hillary win as he repeated his middle name, Hussein. His comments to supporters in North Carolina came the same day that former president Obama slammed Trump as he hit the trails to campaign for Joe Biden. "Obama's now campaigning, even though he refused to support Biden," Trump claimed as he spoke to his supporters in Gastonia. "Even after Biden sort of semi-won. He wouldn't do it. It took forever." "But now he's campaigning for him." Trump said he questioned if Obama hitting...
  • Ohio sheriff offers to help celebrities leave the US if President Trump wins reelection

    10/21/2020 4:13:18 PM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies
    KAKE ^ | 10/21/20
    HAMILTON, Ohio (KAKE) - An Ohio sheriff is drawing national attention for a video in which he offered to help pay transportation cost for celebrities who said they'd leave the country if Donald Trump is re-elected president. Sheriff Richard K. Jones, starting Monday with a pair of social media posts, went viral again. A release posted to Facebook said Butler County Sheriff Richard K. Jones "would like to extend an invitation to put money towards a one-way ticket for any celebrity that would like to leave the country this time around if President Trump is re-elected.” Among the recent celebrities...
  • Democrats want the names of voters who used GOP drop boxes. Now they’re going to court

    10/21/2020 2:32:29 AM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Fresno Bee ^ | 10/20/20 | Lara Korte
    California Republicans refuse to hand over information about who used their unofficial ballot drop boxes. Now, state Democratic leaders are taking them to court. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra on Tuesday filed a petition in the Sacramento Superior Court requesting the court order the CA GOP to comply with “investigative interrogatories,” or questions posed to the party about the use of unofficial ballot drop boxes. Becerra is asking the court to force Republicans to provide the name, address and birth date of all individuals that deposited a vote by mail ballot in any of Republicans’ non-official drop boxes, as well...
  • [Ireland] Fermoy cuts ties with 'LGBT-free' Polish twin town [Nowa Deba]

    10/20/2020 9:12:41 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    RTÉ News ^ | Tuesday, 20 Oct 2020 21:06
    The town of Fermoy in County Cork has cut ties with its Polish twin, Nowa Dęba, over a motion opposing “LGBT ideology”. All six councillors in Fermoy voted to sever the town’s 14-year relationship with the eastern Polish town, which had included exchange visits and cultural events, said Councillor Noel McCarthy who proposed the vote. “We terminated because we felt that their local authority had discriminated against the LGBT community,” Mr. McCarthy said, referring to a motion passed by Nowa Dęba in 2019. […] Nowa Dęba’s 2019 resolution pledged to “defend our tradition, culture and religion against aggressive, deceptive and...
  • €500 on-the-spot fines for breaches of restrictions [Ireland; second COVID lockdown]

    10/20/2020 8:48:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    RTÉ News ^ | Tuesday, 20 Oct 2020 22:54
    People who breach the Government’s COVID-19 restrictions can be issued with an on-the-spot fine of up to €500 under legislation to be passed in the coming days, the Cabinet has agreed. The legislation will pave the way for proportionate fines for those who hold house parties, travel beyond the five-kilometer limit or refuse to wear a face covering. However, this legislation will not be in place by midnight tomorrow when the new restrictions kick in. This means that the current penalty of €2,500 or up to six months in prison will apply for travel restriction breaches until the new law...
  • San Francisco officials let people sue over racist 911 calls [The CAREN Act]

    10/20/2020 5:35:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | October 20, 2020 | Janie Har
    Fed up with white people calling 911 about people of color selling water bottles, barbecuing or otherwise going about their lives, San Francisco leaders unanimously approved hate crime legislation giving the targets of those calls the ability to sue the caller. The Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday on the Caution Against Racial and Exploitative Non-Emergencies Act, also known as the CAREN legislation. It’s a nod to a popular meme using the name “Karen” to describe an entitled white woman whose actions stem from her privilege, such as using police to target people of color. All 11 supervisors signed on to...