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  • Why Many Asian Countries Are Being Cautious on Vaccines

    01/16/2021 11:17:04 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    Japan Times ^ | Jan 15, 2021 | IAIN MARLOW, LISA DU AND JINSHAN HONG
    The nations quickest to enact social distancing and contact-tracing systems have mostly kept COVID-19 in check, but their citizens now find themselves lagging in receiving the shots needed to finally end a pandemic that has devastated millions of lives. Governments from Japan and Australia to Hong Kong and South Korea are taking their time before granting regulatory approvals for vaccines, in stark contrast to the Western nations that have rushed to inoculate populations. That cautious approach may seem strange given the urgency to resume normal life, but low infection rates mean that Asian governments are able to wait to see...
  • State school standards banish lessons about World War I, II, Holocaust, Civil War

    01/16/2021 7:53:16 PM PST · by Maudeen · 58 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 1/16/2021 | Bob Unruh
    New standards proposed by the Minnesota Department of Education would banish lessons about World War I, World War II, the Holocaust, the Civil War, the American Revolution, communism, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. Replacing those significant history topics will be "systemic racism," how democracy has "excluded certain groups," an "awareness" of "the LGBTQ+ community" and how the disenfranchisement of freed blacks during Reconstruction connects to "persistent discrimination and inequity" today.
  • Google Search Rival DuckDuckGo Tops 100 Million Daily Searches, A First

    01/16/2021 8:08:08 PM PST · by janetjanet998 · 34 replies
    DuckDuckGo is proving privacy matters. The Paoli, PA-based Google search alternative, which prides itself on its privacy policy, hit 102,251,307 total queries on Monday, the first time it has exceeded the 100 million mark.In November 2019, DuckDuckGo reached the 50 million searches per day milestone. So it took a little more than a year to hit the 100 million mark.
  • Rumor has it: a run on Walmart (vanity)

    01/16/2021 6:26:48 PM PST · by null and void · 160 replies
    An insider, private communication | 1/16/21 | nully
    A usually reliable source informs me that the Walmarts in the area are doing land office business. Something like 50% more than normal, with one store having over double expected. I don't know of any specific news that would drive this, perhaps the smelly Walmart shoppers are prepping for a long Dark Winter?
  • Parler is now down.

    01/11/2021 12:48:44 AM PST · by Justice · 136 replies
    Parler is now down. Both the app and the website have been brought down by Amazon their hosting provider. Also the Parler app is now gone from the Google play store. Beware of an imposter app in the play store called parlor.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ BE HAPPY ~ 17 January 2021

    01/16/2021 5:00:35 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 46 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    BE HAPPY "Don't worry. Be happy" I'm sure everyone has heard that song on the radio at one time or another. But I wonder if we ask ourselves, "Are we happy?" I don't mean that we should be constantly ecstatic or exuberant, but HAPPY, full of that deep down inner contentment which persists even in the midst of trials and tribulations? Because we are the children of God, God is concerned and cares for us. Whatever our real needs, we can rest assured that God will fulfill them, albeit in His own time and accordance with His will. But...
  • Census due to count all immigrants

    01/16/2021 4:48:55 PM PST · by Lurking Libertarian · 10 replies
    Law News ^ | January 16, 2021 | Lyle Denniston
    A part of government anti-immigrant policy that President Trump and his aides pursued throughout their four years in office reached its end on Friday in a federal courthouse in California. The aim was to exclude up to 11 million undocumented immigrants from being counted in the 2020 census. Trump’s legal team told a federal judge that the plan cannot be finished before the new Biden Administration opens next Wednesday. Here is what President Trump and his Republican allies are now losing: the chance to gain seats for “red” (Republican-oriented) states in the U.S. House of Representatives and, with that, increased...
  • ‘Insufficient Evidence’: Justice Department Closes Probe Into Pennsylvania Discarded Ballots

    01/16/2021 6:04:37 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 73 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 01/16/2021 | Zachary Steiber
    The Department of Justice on Friday announced it closed an investigation into ballots that were discarded in Pennsylvania. “After a thorough investigation conducted by the FBI and prosecutors from my office, we have determined that there is insufficient evidence to prove criminal intent on the part of the person who discarded the ballots,” acting U.S. Attorney Bruce Brandler said in a statement. “Therefore, no criminal charges will be filed and the matter is closed.” Brandler recently replaced David Freed, the former U.S. attorney who last year revealed nine military absentee ballots had been tossed in Luzerne County. Freed resigned on...
  • Rockstar Gov. Kristi Noem Wants Down Syndrome Babies Like My Sister To Be Protected

    01/15/2021 10:00:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    the federalist ^ | January 15, 2021 | Evita Duffy
    In her address, Noem told lawmakers she would submit legislation to prohibit abortions in South Dakota based on a Down Syndrome diagnosis.In her address, Noem told lawmakers she would submit legislation to prohibit abortions in South Dakota based on a Down Syndrome diagnosis. South Dakota Republican Gov. Kristi Noem proposed a bill Tuesday to her state legislature during the state of the state address that would stop children with Down Syndrome from being targeted and exterminated. In her address, Noem told lawmakers she would submit legislation to prohibit abortions in South Dakota based on a Down Syndrome diagnosis. Across the...
  • Our Mounting Orwellian Nightmare

    01/16/2021 4:43:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    American ^ | January 16, 2021 | Jeffrey Folks
    So we are to imagine that those who objected to Biden's having stolen the election are responsible for the violence at the Capitol? And that, going forward, any public official who questions Biden's win should be removed from office, and that any corporate leader who objects should be fired? All this when the truth is that Trump in all likelihood won the election. It is the perfect example of Orwellian speech. In his classic essay "Politics and the English Language," Orwell spoke of the condition where "words and meaning have almost parted company." If that "almost" is a measure of...
  • 55 Americans have died following COVID vaccination, Norway Post-Vaccination deaths rise to 29

    01/16/2021 5:22:38 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    NOQ Report ^ | 01/16/2021 | Tyler Durden
    Amid increasing calls for suspension of the use of mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccines produced by companies such as Pfizer, especially among elderly people, the situation in Norway has escalated significantly as the Scandi nation has now registered a total of 29 deaths among people over the age of 75 who’ve had their first COVID-19 vaccination shot.As Bloomberg reports, this adds six to the number of known fatalities in Norway, and also lowers the age group thought to be affected from 80.Until Friday, Pfizer/BioNTech was the only vaccine available in Norway, and “all deaths are thus linked to this vaccine,” the Norwegian...
  • Nurse fired after joining Capitol riot says she’d do it again

    01/16/2021 9:49:39 PM PST · by conservative98 · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 17, 2021 | 12:32am | Elizabeth Elizalde
    A Kentucky nurse who was fired after admitting she entered the U.S. Capitol during last week’s violent insurrection says she’d do it all over again. Lori Vinson, of Morganfield, Kentucky, told WFIE she’s glad she attended the Jan. 6 riot because it’s a moment she’ll remember 30 years from now. “People have asked, ‘Are you sorry you’ve done that?’” Vinson said. “Absolutely I am not. I am not sorry for that, I would do it again tomorrow.” After the unrest, Vinson said she was fired from her nursing job at Ascension St. Vincent in Evansville, Indiana, on Jan. 8. Despite...
  • Fiat Chrysler, PSA Group merge to create new auto-making behemoth

    01/16/2021 6:17:47 AM PST · by bert · 57 replies
    Fox Business/ Wall Street Journal ^ | 1/16/2021 | Nora Naughton
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV and Peugeot-maker PSA Group cemented their trans-Atlantic merger Saturday, creating Stellantis NV, a global auto-making giant that executives say will have the heft needed to compete in a fast-changing industry. snip---- Stellantis will have a major presence in North America and more than a quarter of the market in Europe, selling vehicles through a massive collection of brands, ranging from American names like Jeep and Ram to Peugeot, Citroën and Opel in Europe and Maserati and Alfa Romeo on the luxury end. snip---- Carlos Tavares, the PSA chief now leading Stellantis, faces numerous challenges in fitting...
  • Biden immigration package to offer 11 million immigrants pathway to citizenship

    01/16/2021 5:53:31 PM PST · by springwater13 · 38 replies
    During his first days in office, President-elect Joe Biden plans to send a groundbreaking legislative package to Congress to address the long-elusive goal of immigration reform, including what’s certain to be a controversial centerpiece: a pathway to citizenship for an estimated 11 million immigrants who are in the country without legal status, according to immigrant rights activists in communication with the Biden-Harris transition team. The bill also would provide a shorter pathway to citizenship for hundreds of thousands of people with temporary protected status and beneficiaries of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals who were brought to the U.S. as children,...

    01/16/2021 5:32:08 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Daily Fodder ^ | 01/16/2021 | John Paluska, Founder, Daily Fodder
    As the media and the FBI collude to write a completely false narrative that armed Trump supporters stormed the Capitol Building and now plan on storming all 50 state capitals, the largest Trump group on the planet, The Donald, has unilaterally denied such protests and is telling people not to show up.On a post on the website, which has garnered a lot of defamatory publicity from the mainstream media, including CNN, they have a stickied post, visible to everyone who comes onto the site, saying they have not seen any such actions or planning on their site and denounce any...
  • Pop star Demi Lovato denounces parents who oppose Carroll ISD’s school diversity plans

    01/16/2021 6:34:46 PM PST · by Pining_4_TX · 45 replies
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | 01/11/21 | Elizabeth Campbell
    Popular entertainer Demi Lovato posted a video on her Instagram page showing comments critical of diversity efforts in the Carroll school district that has generated more than 2 million views. “It is horrifying to see how some of the parents at Carroll ISD in Southlake, TX are literally FIGHTING to uphold white supremacy and are resisting the anti-racism work that is so needed. @southlakearc keep pushing for change, this work is more important than ever,” Lovato wrote. The video is a compilation of comments from parents who attended Carroll school board meetings and who were critical of the school district’s...
  • Georgia Prosecutor Considering Opening Case on Trump: Report

    01/16/2021 2:56:52 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 38 replies
    The Western Journal ^ | JANUARY 16, 2021 | Kipp Jones
    A prosecutor in Atlanta is among those in the state considering opening up a criminal investigation into President Donald Trump for challenging the state’s controversial election results, according to a report. The New York Times reported that new Fulton County district attorney Fani Willis, a Democrat, is taking the matter under serious consideration. No determination has been made about a possible criminal probe, but it is reported to be on the table.
  • Xcel Energy paying $41M to get out of Colorado solar power experiment

    01/16/2021 6:33:46 PM PST · by george76 · 32 replies
    Denver Business Journal ^ | 1/15/2021 | Greg Avery
    Xcel Energy wants to stop buying electricity from the world’s largest high-concentration solar energy plant, located in the San Luis Valley, and it will pay $41 million to the federal government to do it. The utility company has been purchasing power from the 30-megawatt solar plant in southern Colorado since 2012, when the federally backed project was one of the first of its kind and the largest using the technology anywhere. But parts on the solar farm have been starting to fail and there are no ready replacements — and the project’s owner, Kepco Solar of Alamosa LLC, tells Xcel...
  • Trump Administration Accomplishments

    01/16/2021 6:21:06 PM PST · by pilgrim · 10 replies ^ | As of January 2021 | White House
    Trump Administration Accomplishments Unprecedented Economic Boom Before the China Virus invaded our shores, we built the world’s most prosperous economy. America gained 7 million new jobs – more than three times government experts’ projections. Middle-Class family income increased nearly $6,000 – more than five times the gains during the entire previous administration. The unemployment rate reached 3.5 percent, the lowest in a half-century. Achieved 40 months in a row with more job openings than job-hirings. More Americans reported being employed than ever before – nearly 160 million. Jobless claims hit a nearly 50-year low. The number of people claiming unemployment...