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  • Cleveland-based company develops 'completely different’ rapid COVID-19 diagnostics test

    12/03/2020 6:34:55 PM PST · by Pontiac · 4 replies
    WOIO ^ | November 2, 2020 | Chris Anderson
    A Cleveland-based technology company partnered with Purdue University to develop a rapid diagnostic test to detect numerous pathogens, including the molecule that causes COVID-19. The technology from the Purdue and IdentifySensors Biologics collaboration can also be modified to detect influenza, Zika, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C, chickenpox, and more. “This test can be done fast, it’s accurate and can be done at home,” IdentifySensors CEO Gregory Hummer, MD, said. According to Purdue University, the real-time technology identified pathogens “by their induced distinctive resistance chance to electronic materials” and automatically transmits results to the individual’s cellphone and appropriate health departments. “We intend to...
  • San Francisco: Nanny State Ground Zero

    11/28/2020 3:52:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | November 28, 2020 | Samantha Fillmore
    The city of San Francisco is dealing with many pressing problems, such as skyrocketing homelessness, a surge in crime and poverty, a tourism industry in free fall, etc. Yet, amidst all of these troubling issues, the City Board of Supervisors is busy playing nanny state, following suit of California politics. Recently, San Francisco’s City Board of Supervisors voted to advance an invasive piece of legislation that would ban smoking inside private dwellings located in an apartment with three or more units. The bill, filed on November 12, applies to smoking tobacco, vaping, and cannabis products. Not only would this overreaching...
  • The Nanny State Is Coming After Your Beer

    11/18/2020 11:35:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 58 replies ^ | November 18, 2020 | Bob Barr
    The government’s long-running and destructive effort to control our nation’s economy at all levels, which went into overdrive this year with the advent of COVID-19, barely slowed for the speed bump that was the November 3 election. The current pattern has become distressingly clear and sadly predictable: issue declarations and then shame people into following them. Without any science to support many of their recommendations, unelected bureaucrats and politicians enamored of the power their status provides, continue to propose radical and often nonsensical measures. The American people can see this system at work simply by skimming through Joe Biden’s official...
  • Oregon could become 1st US state to decriminalize hard drugs

    11/01/2020 7:02:56 PM PST · by dynachrome · 145 replies
    ABC ^ | 10-30-20 | ANDREW SELSKY
    In what would be a first in the U.S., possession of small amounts of heroin, cocaine, LSD and other hard drugs could be decriminalized in Oregon under a ballot measure that voters are deciding on in Tuesday’s election. Instead of being arrested, going to trial and facing possible jail time, the users would have the option of paying $100 fines or attending new, free addiction recovery centers. The centers would be funded by tax revenue from retail marijuana sales in the state that was the country's first to decriminalize marijuana possession.
  • The True Cost of Marijuana: A Colorado Town That Went All-In

    10/27/2020 8:58:09 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 62 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | 10/27/2020 | Charlotte Cuthbertson
    PUEBLO, Colo.—It’s a common story across America: A city loses its main employer, usually a manufacturing company with well-paying, blue-collar jobs (that often go to China). The city’s economy crumbles, and those who can move out, do. Decades later, and looking peeling-paint tired, the city hasn’t managed to recover, but drugs have found a permanent home. In Pueblo, Colorado, the manufacturer was a steel plant beleaguered by a market crash in the 1980s and worker strikes in the 1990s. And one drug was given a red-carpet welcome. For years, Pueblo has been looking for industries to revive its economy, and...
  • Walmart files federal lawsuit, local doctor says patients have been caught in the middle

    10/25/2020 5:49:37 AM PDT · by devane617 · 44 replies
    mypanhandle ^ | 10/25/2020 | Erika Orstad
    The opioid crisis affects thousands of Americans daily; companies like Walmart work to curb addiction at their pharmacies by blocking questionable prescriptions. However, in a federal lawsuit filed by the company on Thursday, Walmart leaders said federal agencies are asking them for too much, trying to require them to second-guess doctors’ orders on entire categories of prescriptions. “It’s disturbing that this is the turn it’s taken,” said Dr. Joseph Sbarra, a local physician at Sickbay on Highway 77. News 13 interviewed him earlier this year when he said he’d had several patients say certain pharmacists were limiting their prescriptions that...
  • Security officer who killed White Settlement church shooter won’t face charges

    09/29/2020 1:53:52 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 35 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | 28 September 2020 | Tom Steele
    A Tarrant County grand jury Monday declined to indict a volunteer security officer for a White Settlement church who fatally shot a man who killed two parishioners during a Sunday service. Jack Wilson fired one shot at Keith Thomas Kinnunen, stopping the 43-year-old gunman seconds after he pulled out a shotgun and shot Anton “Tony” Wallace, 64, and Richard White, 67, the morning of Dec. 29 at West Freeway Church of Christ. There were more than 250 people in the church at the time, officials said. Tim Rodgers, a prosecutor in the Tarrant County district attorney’s office, said in a...
  • California city [Berkeley] bans junk food from checkout aisles

    09/25/2020 4:55:03 PM PDT · by grundle · 51 replies ^ | September 25, 2020
    Berkeley in northern California will ban the sale of junk food from supermarket checkout displays -- becoming the first US city to do so, according to local media. The city council unanimously passed a bill this week to promote healthier eating, by prohibiting products with over 5 grams of added sugar or 250mg of sodium from checkout aisles. Drinks high in sugar and artificial sweeteners will also be restricted. "The healthy checkout ordinance is essential for community health, especially in the time of COVID-19," said councilmember Kate Harrison. "What is good for Berkeley customers is also good for our businesses."
  • WashPost Parrots Flawed Recommendation: Men Limited to One Drink a Day

    09/15/2020 11:09:29 AM PDT · by JV3MRC · 47 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 9/15/2020 | Joseph Vazquez
    The liberal media are again peddling their anti-men-drinking-alcohol schtick. This time, The Washington Post pushed a very flawed government report recommending men should only have one drink a day.
  • Ian Brown’s conspiracy tweets are pure Covidiocy. And he’s not the only tinfoil hat-wearing rocker

    09/15/2020 10:50:37 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    NME ^ | 14th September 2020 | Mark Beaumont
    The Stone Roses singer joined the red pill-devouring ranks with a series of anti-lockdown missives. What is it with musicians and not believing the TRUTH?If I could be locked down in a house full of rock stars – the kind we’re always being offered to pick from on social media – it would contain Matt Bellamy, Tom DeLonge, B.o.B., George Clinton, and Jim Corr as the live-in landlord. We’re talking Conspiracy House. A mansion stuffed with alien watchers, kabbalah mystics and exposers of shadowy one-world power cartels. How brilliant would that be? Imagine the wild nights spent crushing up red...
  • Kamala Harris: Mask Mandate Not About "Big Brother," It Is Making A "Sacrifice For The Collective"

    09/07/2020 9:16:57 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 117 replies
    RCP video ^ | 9-7-2020 | Tim Hains
    ... Kamala Harris strongly rebuked President Donald Trump for politicizing the issue of wearing a pandemic mask during an interview Sunday with CNN's Dana Bash. Harris, minutes earlier in the same interview, said she would be skeptical of a coronavirus vaccine distributed by the Trump administration but said a big part of the problem with pandemic response " is that we have a president of the United States who made this a partisan issue and made it a political issue." BASH: Would a Biden/Harris administration support a federal mask mandate? HARRIS: So it's about a national standard. Everyone should wear...
  • Trump to Republicans: Don’t put marijuana on the ballot at the same time you’re running

    08/23/2020 2:20:15 PM PDT · by NobleFree · 134 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | AUG 19, 2020 | BRENDAN BURES
    President Donald Trump hosted a campaign rally in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, the same night the Democratic National Convention was scheduled to kick off in Milwaukee. While Democrats instead opted for a virtual conference to avoid spreading the coronavirus, Trump drew a crowd of at least 1,000 people. In off-the-cuff remarks, Trump suggested to Republicans that if they wanted to win elections, they had to keep cannabis legalization off the ballot. Though the Trump Administration has attacked cannabis reform in behind-closed-doors proceedings and by blocking legislative action, this is the first time the President has made negative comments about cannabis in public....
  • Yale running a study to learn how to manipulate people into accepting COVID vaccine (vanity)

    08/01/2020 11:22:23 AM PDT · by surroundedbyblue · 99 replies
    Still think you aren’t being played? Yale is conducting a study to examine how fear and coercion can be used to psychologically manipulate people into accepting a COVID vaccine. This is the very definition of a psyops
  • Central Pa. man cited for not wearing mask on Rehoboth Beach boardwalk

    06/09/2020 4:00:01 PM PDT · by lightman · 26 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 9n June A.d | Beck Metrick
    Police in the Delaware city of Rehoboth Beach issued their first citation for not wearing a mask on the boardwalk against a Lancaster [PA] man. According to a statement from Rehoboth Beach Police Public Information Officer Lt. Jaime Riddle, Delaware has opened beaches and boardwalks as of May 22, but with the regulation that face masks are required to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Despite that, police encountered a “defiant lack of compliance” on Monday from a 56-year-old Lancaster man, Riddle said. Because the encounter was widely circulated on social media, the department received many requests for comment. Riddle explained...
  • Minneapolis mayor urges protesters to wear masks and practice social distancing

    05/30/2020 5:51:36 AM PDT · by Presbyterian Reporter · 61 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 29, 2020 | Andrew Mark Miller
    The mayor of Minneapolis told individuals protesting that their anger is “understandable” and “right" but urged them to make sure they are wearing masks and practicing social distancing during their demonstrations. “The City encourages everyone to exercise caution to stay safe while participating in demonstrations, including wearing masks and physical distancing as much as possible to prevent the spread of COVID-19,” Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey’s office wrote in a statement addressed to individuals who took to the streets following the death of George Floyd while in police custody. “The City has made hundreds of masks available to protesters this week.”...
  • A woman gets her contract tracing certificates and tells all

    05/29/2020 8:52:03 PM PDT · by FrdmLvr · 36 replies
    You Tube ^ | 5-27-20 | Vladislav Sobolev
    Contract Tracing...they will find you
  • Let’s Hear the TRUTH!!!!!

    05/12/2020 7:31:08 AM PDT · by Badboo · 1 replies
    Youtube ^ | 05/12/20 | Vanity
    If only we could listen to George instead of a bloviating retard scumbag like Fauchi. WARNING: NSAW or Home perhaps.
  • A 2016 study by Cornell University said people who were more afraid of germs were more likely to vote Republican. I’d say the current COVID-19 situation proves the exact opposite.

    05/11/2020 1:38:49 PM PDT · by grundle · 23 replies
    Wordpress ^ | May 11, 2020 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    A 2016 study by Cornell University said people who were more afraid of germs were more likely to vote Republican. I’d say the current COVID-19 situation proves the exact opposite. In 2016, the Los Angeles Times wrote:A Cornell University team led by psychologists David Pizarro and Yoel Inbar conducted an online disgust-sensitivity survey of 25,000 Americans during the 2008 U.S. presidential election. Respondents with the highest contagion-anxiety scores were the most likely to indicate that they would vote for Republican nominee Sen. John McCain, the more conservative candidate, over Democrat Barack Obama.However, with the current COVID-19 situation, it’s generally Democrats, not...
  • Monterey County DA’s Office Warns Hobby Lobby of California Code Violation

    05/15/2020 1:33:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 46 replies
    KSBW ^ | May 14, 2020
    A member of the Monterey County District Attorney’s Office said the Salinas store was warned they were in violation of CALIFORNIA BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS CODE 17200 The Monterey County District Attorney's Office is putting another Central Coast business on notice for potentially violating the county's shelter-in-place order. The DA's office warned Hobby Lobby in Salinas that they were in violation of California Business and Professions Code 17200: "As used in this chapter, unfair competition shall mean and include any unlawful, unfair or fraudulent business act or practice and unfair, deceptive, untrue or misleading advertising." A representative of the DA's office...
  • Washington state directs restaurants to log all eat-in customers in order to reopen

    05/14/2020 9:20:47 AM PDT · by Zenyatta · 101 replies
    ABC News ^ | 5/13/2020 | Cammeron Parrish
    Restaurants in Washington state will be required to keep a log of each dine-in customer to facilitate contact tracing during phase two of the state's coronavirus reopening plans. As part of the requirements, the log must be maintained for 30 days and must include each customer's telephone number and email address, and what time they came in to eat, according to officials.