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  • We Can’t End AIDS Without Fighting Racism [Barf]

    07/09/2020 8:15:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | July 9, 2020 | Elton John
    The color of your skin should not determine the quality of your health. But in the United States, the HIV/AIDS epidemic is exacerbated by racism, bias, and discrimination. As America continues its long-overdue reckoning with racism and systemic injustice, we must address the devastating impact of the disease on the Black community. An end to the AIDS epidemic can only be achieved through dignity, respect, love, and compassion for all.
  • Is a cellphone camera a perceptual tool or an instrument of the will?

    07/09/2020 7:43:56 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 5 replies
    Freep | 07-10-2020 | CharlesOconnell
    The Birdwatcher who the Karen called 911 on has the right attitude. "People are going to do whatever they're going to do", says my Doctor, Mohammad R. (I call it "the philosophical school of 'inevitism' ", it has revolutionized my thinking, I disregard more and more of what other people are doing now, and pay more and more attention to my own actions.) The Birdwatcher won't cooperate with the NY D.A., I hope he doesn't run into trouble with it. He says we should leave the Karen alone, she's already paid the price. Only the Birdwatcher is coming out ahead....
  • Cancelling Eve: Twitter mob targets actress Jodie Comer for 'dating a Donald Trump fan' after pictures emerged of her with US lacrosse player who 'is a registered Republican voter'

    07/09/2020 6:56:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 9, 2020 | Emma Powell, and Katie Weston
    She takes out her enemies in increasingly sadistic fashion as bisexual assassin Villanelle in Killing Eve. Now, however, actress Jodie Comer has found herself the victim after hundreds of social media users called for her to be 'cancelled' – the modern equivalent of being chased with burning torches. The Bafta-winner's apparent crime is that she is said to be dating an American supporter of Donald Trump's Republican party – despite playing a bisexual character in the hit BBC drama.
  • The trans lobby can't bully me into silence: It’s the bitterest of ironies — how this academic studying violence against women was targeted by protesters with balaclavas and a baseball bat, simply for attending a feminists’ meeting

    07/09/2020 6:52:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 5 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 9, 2020 | Jenny Johnson
    Feminist academic Raquel Rosario Sanchez doesn’t shy away from writing about ugly stuff. She deals with prostitution, coercion and intimidation. When she started her PhD on women and violence at Bristol University just over two years ago, Raquel felt lucky to be exploring these complex issues in a supportive and (she says, pointedly) ‘grown-up’ academic environment. She certainly didn’t imagine she’d end up being threatened with violence herself — nor that the university she so respected would, she claims, utterly fail to protect her.
  • Tucker Carlson rips the mask off the Democrat party

    07/09/2020 6:15:17 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9 Jul, 2020 | Andrea Widburg
    I was working on a post about how the Democrat party is cynically hiding their presidential candidate, Joe “Who’s My Wife” Biden, from public view, while using the Wuhan virus, mobs, and cancel culture to silence any opposition to Democrat politicians or their plans for America. Then, while I was looking for a specific link, I stumbled across Tucker Carlson’s monologue about Biden and the debates. I knew I had nothing to add. Carlson is getting increasingly angry about what’s going on in this country. The thread of humor that used to underlie his opening monologues is gone. Instead, he’s...
  • Donald Trump fails to 'fully appreciate' the office of US president [says Bolton]

    07/08/2020 8:36:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 07.08.2020 | Frank Suyak
    Four months before the next US presidential election, Donald Trump’s poll numbers are in a slump. Disaffected conservatives call him incompetent and are campaigning against the Republican president, citing the upward curve of new coronavirus cases in the US, the millions of unemployed Americans, and the protests and racial tension in the wake of George Floyd’s killing. They echo Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, who says Trump’s leadership is inadequate. One of his three former national security advisors, John Bolton, joined DW’s Tim Sebastian to discuss his impressions of President Trump on Conflict Zone. […] Bolton characterizes White...
  • Hong Kong Businessman: Joe Biden Election Would Mean Chinese Communists ‘Won Against Free World’ — ‘Game Over’

    07/08/2020 8:06:23 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7 Jul, 2020 | KYLE OLSON
    A Hong Kong businessman issued a dire warning on Monday, saying a Joe Biden win would be a win for the Chinese communists and a loss for the free world. Elmer Yuen told the Polish show Against the Tide TV a Biden presidential victory would be disastrous for freedom. SNIP “While he was vice president under Obama, he was in charge of the relationship with China. He was directly in charge and he let (them) go,” Yuen, who is in the United States advocating for freedom in Hong Kong, said. “He let the Chinese build a military installation in the...
  • POLL: BIDEN’S LEAD NARROWS TO 4 POINTS

    07/08/2020 6:30:49 PM PDT · by MrChips · 75 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 8, 2020 | Gabriela Schulte
    Former Vice President Joe Biden leads President Trump by 4 percentage points nationwide in a new Hill-HarrisX general election poll. Forty-three percent of registered voters said they would support Biden for president if the election were held today. By contrast, 39 percent of voters in the July 3-4 survey said the same of Trump. Five percent of voters said they prefer someone else. . . .
  • Qatar Airways is requiring passengers to wear face shields. This is what health experts had to say.

    07/08/2020 6:10:56 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 8, 2020 | By Natalie B. Compton
    As mask rules have caused some controversy on U.S. airlines in recent months, Qatar Airways is taking an even stronger stance by requiring economy passengers and cabin crew to wear both face masks and face shields on board. In its recent announcement, the airline says it will provide passengers with a complimentary kit of disposable protective gear that includes a shield, surgical mask, gloves and hand sanitizer gel.
  • Democratic Task Forces Deliver Biden A Blueprint For A Progressive Presidency

    07/08/2020 4:50:28 PM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    NPR ^ | 7/08/20 | Scott Detrow
    A joint effort by former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders to unify Democrats around Biden's candidacy has produced a 110-page policy wish list to recommend to the party's presumptive presidential nominee. Throughout the Democratic primary, Biden stuck to a more moderate platform, while Sanders, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and much of the rest of the crowded field courted progressives and advocated for broader structural changes. But as the United States faces a growing pandemic and unemployment rates at the highest levels in generations, Biden has been talking more and more about a presidency that approaches Franklin...
  • Why Pornography is the Greatest Threat to Today's Church

    07/08/2020 3:28:24 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 56 replies
    Pure Life ^ | 2017 | Steve Gallagher
    If it is true that one out of every five men sitting in America’s pews is saturating his mind with the evil images of pornography, how does this effect the overall level of godliness in the Church? It seems that the general urgency to live a consecrated life is at an all-time low. Self-centered living seems to have replaced true sacrificial love. A hunger for God has been exchanged for a lust for entertainment. While the Church is weathering a fierce spiritual onslaught from without, the godly character needed for this battle rots within. I believe in the Church Triumphant....
  • Arrest made in murder of Toledo football player

    07/08/2020 2:15:42 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    Toledo Blade ^ | July 8, 2020 | BRIAN BUCKEY AND ELLIE BUERK
    Toledo police on Wednesday arrested a man for the murder of University of Toledo junior football player Jahneil Douglas, who was shot and killed Tuesday night. Charged is Michael Mitchell, 24.
  • What is Gain-of-Function Research & Who is at High Risk?

    07/08/2020 2:05:47 PM PDT · by Grandpa Drudge · 20 replies
    Alliance for Human Research Protection ^ | May 19, 2020 | Alliance for Human Research Protection
    Dr. Anthony Fauci, who has headed the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) since 1984, has played a major role in promoting and funding gain-of-function research, both in the US and China. Newsweek reported: “He argued that the research was worth the risk it entailed because it enables scientists to make preparations that could be useful if and when a pandemic occurred.” Those claims are belied by the empirical evidence GoF experiments have neither prevented a pandemic, nor provided useful information about safe and effective pandemic countermeasures. Numerous prominent scientists argue that these experiments deviate from morally justifiable...
  • Disloyal Opposition: How the NeverTrump Right Tried and Failed to Take Down the President – Dennis Prager with Julie Kelly

    07/08/2020 2:01:04 PM PDT · by Pelham · 19 replies
    Townhall Review ^ | JUNE 26, 2020 | Dennis Prager & Julie Kelly
    Dennis Prager interviews Julie Kelly about her important new book just released today, July 7, 2020. 18 minute audio. Ironic to find it on Hugh Hewitt's website considering his past attempts to damage Trump.
  • Former Fox News anchor Shepard Smith joins CNBC to host new evening news program - nearly one year after his shock departure

    07/08/2020 12:47:00 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 54 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 15:36 EDT, 8 July 2020 | Updated: 15:40 EDT, 8 July 2020 | By Karen Ruiz
    Shepard Smith landed a role hosting a new evening news program on CNBC The former Fox News anchor will host 'The News with Shepard Smith', this fall The show will air Monday through Friday at 7pm, the network said on Wednesday Smith's new role comes nine months after he left Fox News after 33 years =============================================================================== Former Fox News anchor Shepard Smith has landed a new role at CNBC hosting a one-hour nightly news program, nearly one year after his shock departure from Fox. The network announced on Wednesday Smith will return to cable news this fall as the chief...
  • Jackson, Mississippi city council votes to remove statue of namesake

    07/08/2020 12:35:26 PM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 8, 2020 | Barnini Chakraborty
    The Mississippi capital named after Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the United States, voted on Tuesday to remove the former Southern populist's statue from the grounds of City Hall in a 5-to-1 vote. Jackson council members decided to relocate the statue as it becomes another city forced to confront the legacies of slave-owning presidents amid a cultural shift and national reckoning triggered by the death of George Floyd, a Black man who was killed by a White police officer in Minneapolis.
  • Mark Dice: Where You Least Expect It

    07/08/2020 12:16:59 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 12 replies
    Youtube ^ | Mark Dice
    The fake stream news is worried that too many white people go to National Parks. https://youtu.be/VD16eTrhPmo   
  • ‘Wonder Years’ Reboot With Black Family in the Works at ABC, Lee Daniels to Produce

    07/08/2020 11:56:34 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 107 replies
    Variety ^ | July 8, 2020 | Joe Otterson
    A reboot of “The Wonder Years” has landed a pilot production commitment at ABC. The new half-hour comedy series would focus on how a black middle class family in Montgomery, Alabama in the turbulent late 1960’s made sure it was The Wonder Years for them too. That puts the new show in the same time period as the original series, which was set between 1968 and 1973. A mini writer’s room for the show will be opened once ABC approves a pilot script. Saladin K. Patterson will write and executive produce. Lee Daniels and Marc Velez will executive produce via...
  • Asymptomatic Coronavirus Patients Can Still Develop Lung Damage

    07/08/2020 10:36:50 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 83 replies
    Global Biodefense ^ | June 25, 2020 | John Kinnear
    I quickly learned that many patients with advanced COVID-19 disease bore none of the hallmarks of severe respiratory illness until they suddenly collapsed and died. ... [A] study from Wuhan, China, describes pathological lung changes on CT scans of completely asymptomatic patients. Asymptomatic carriage is not uncommon in other virulent infections, such as MRSA and C diff, but what is striking with SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) is that it may be accompanied by underlying organ damage. The researchers found lesions consistent with inflammation of the underlying lung tissue (ground-glass opacities and consolidation, to use the medical jargon), which...
  • L.A. activists grapple with the legacy of the 1992 uprising on Asian-Black relations

    07/08/2020 9:54:46 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    NBC News ^ | July 8, 2020 | Phoenix Tso
    As protests erupted in Los Angeles in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody, some of the demonstrations were led by Asian Americans looking to the past to inform their activism. The young activists recalled the 1992 Los Angeles uprising, which was sparked after a jury acquitted three Los Angeles police officers of use of excessive force for brutally beating Rodney King and failed to reach a verdict for a fourth officer, as well as the killing of Latasha Harlins, a 15-year-old Black girl who was shot by a Korean convenience store owner who said...