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  • Georgia needs volunteers to scan for fraudulent ballots

    03/24/2021 9:07:33 AM PDT · by Dr. Franklin · 63 replies
    Youtube ^ | March 23, 2021 | Jovan Hutton Pulitzer
  • Philadelphia let ‘college kids’ distribute vaccines. The result was a ‘disaster,’ volunteers say.

    01/28/2021 3:43:59 AM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Washington Post (democracy dies with democrats) ^ | 1/27/21 | Antonia Noori Farzan
    Philadelphia is home to some of the most venerated medical institutions in the country. Yet when it came time to set up the city’s first and largest coronavirus mass vaccination site, officials turned to the start-up Philly Fighting COVID, a self-described “group of college kids” with minimal health-care experience. Chaos ensued. Seniors were left in tears after finding that appointments they’d made through a bungled sign-up form wouldn’t be honored. The group switched to a for-profit model without publicizing the change and added a privacy policy that would allow it to sell users’ personal data. One volunteer alleged that the...
  • Vols Fan Calls Radio Show, Says He Lost It During Kentucky Game & His Wife Left Him

    10/19/2020 2:12:32 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    Outkick ^ | October 18, 2020 | Joe Kinsey
    The Tennessee Vols football season has reached the point, after a 34-7 blowout home loss to the hated Kentucky Wildcats, where windows are being smashed by flying beer bottles and wives are looking for new relationships. Now 2-2 after back-to-back losses with Alabama coming to town Saturday, it’s getting ugly, especially on the Tony Basilio Show where this caller said it’s bad in his home. “I’ve been watching Tennessee football for 30 years and I did something today that I’ve never done,” Vols fan said. “I messed up and threw a beer bottle through a window and my wife left...
  • Over 100,000 Americans Have Volunteered For Covid-19 Vaccine Trial In Less Than Two Weeks

    07/21/2020 9:04:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Forbes ^ | 07/21/2020 | Daniel Cassady
    About 138,600 Americans have already volunteered to participate in clinical trials for a Covid-19 vaccine less than two weeks after the launch of a national effort to sign up a total of 120,000 participants to help test four vaccines beginning this fall, according to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. KEY FACTS * In an effort to recruit the vast number of volunteers needed to test potential vaccines, NIAID launched the website for the Covid-19 Prevention Network July 8, where volunteers can sign up. * The Prevention Trials Network was created by combining four already existing clinical trial...
  • Kaiser Permanente recruits volunteers for 1st coronavirus vaccine trials

    03/06/2020 8:06:46 AM PST · by buckalfa · 8 replies
    KOMONEWS ^ | March 5, 2020 | Karina Mazhukhina
    SEATTLE – As Washington state grapples with coronavirus, one Seattle research institute is taking matters into their own hands. Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute got the OK to begin its vaccine trials, the first of its kind. Its research team is enrolling 45 healthy people, ages 18 to 55, from the Seattle-area over the course of 14 months. “[The trial] does not include any form of the live virus, and the trial will not expose participants to the virus,” said Rebecca Hughes, senior media consultant with Kaiser Permanente. The trial is part one of three-phases that will study the...
  • Keene canvasser offers glimpse into Elizabeth Warren's ground game

    10/11/2019 1:42:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Keene Sentinel ^ | October 11, 2019 | Jake Lahut
    Hillary Ballantine leaves little to mystery when knocking on doors for Elizabeth Warren. Ballantine, 28, of Keene, is usually swagged out in attire from the Democratic presidential candidate’s campaign — from a navy blue Warren hat to a “the best president money CAN’T buy” T-shirt — in addition to toting a clipboard and brochures. Like any door-to-door canvassing, the environmental scientist and Antioch University New England alumna’s volunteering often draws no answer. But on Saturday morning — still four months out from the New Hampshire primary — some residents she met had already been reached by the campaign before. After...
  • Newspaper Criticizes Volunteers Who Cleaned Up City [semi-satire]

    08/12/2019 10:48:52 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 11 Aug 2019 | John Semmens
    After President Trump pointed out the rat-infested piles of trash strewn around Baltimore, a group of 100 volunteers conducted a massive clean-up effort. Though tons of trash were removed at no cost to the City’s inhabitants, the Baltimore Sun newspaper derided the volunteers. While conceding that Baltimore is cleaner and healthier as a result of the voluntary clean-up, the paper’s editors found fault with the fact that the person who organized the clean-up is a Trump supporter. “If it had been anyone else, we would’ve been okay with it,” the editors wrote. “But having a Trump supporter do a good...
  • Venezuela crisis: US planes carrying aid arrive in Colombia

    02/17/2019 12:45:48 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 31 replies
    BBC ^ | February 16 | Staff
    US military planes have been delivering humanitarian aid for Venezuela in the Colombian border town of Cucuta. The aid is being stockpiled at the request of the Venezuelan opposition leader, Juan Guaidó, who declared himself interim president last month. President Nicolás Maduro has alleged that the aid is part of a US plot to disguise an invasion into Venezuela. Mr Guaidó said some 600,000 Venezuelan volunteers would carry the aid across the border on 23 February.
  • Retired General Replaced by Lawyer as Special Envoy to Iraq, Syria

    10/23/2015 2:19:22 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 12 replies ^ | October 23, 2015 | Richard Sisk
    President Obama announced Friday that he was replacing retired Marine Gen. John Allen with lawyer and diplomat Brett McGurk as his special envoy for Iraq and Syria with a wide-ranging portfolio that includes holding together a coalition against ISIS. Allen, who reportedly had clashed with the military over the now-defunct $500 million effort to create an army of Syrian volunteers, was departing after 13 months as special presidential envoy for the global coalition to counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL, another name for the terrorist group.
  • Volunteers for Israel dig into new program starting this fall

    11/06/2018 6:48:59 AM PST · by Patriot777
    Volunteering in Israel ^ | 8/7/2018 | unknown
    Volunteers for Israel, a 36-year-old nonprofit organization that encourages American Jews to lend their services to help the Jewish state, announces a new pilot program that tacks on archaeology to its endeavors from Nov. 18 to Dec. 1. The 14-day program starts with one week of volunteering on an Israeli army base, followed by a week volunteering at an active archaeological-dig site supervised by the Israel Antiquities Authority at the foot of Tel Assar in the Haifa district, focusing on relics that date back to 3,500 BCE. The site covers the Chalcolithic period, or Copper Age, which was an era...
  • People Rescue Air Jordans from Foot Locker During Hurricane Irma

    09/11/2017 10:11:04 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 12 replies
    Volunteers came out rescue Air Jordans and other shoes from Foot Locker during Hurricane Irma before rising flood water would have ruined them.
  • 'Basket of Deplorables' Head to Houston

    09/05/2017 1:47:23 PM PDT · by detective · 22 replies
    The Remnant ^ | September 4, 2017
    Let this sink in for a minute... Hundreds and hundreds of small boats pulled by countless pickups and SUVs from across the South are headed for Houston. Almost all of them driven by men. They're using their own property, sacrificing their own time, spending their own money, and risking their own lives for one reason: to help total strangers in desperate need. Most of them are by themselves. Most are dressed like the redneck duck hunters and bass fisherman they are. Many are veterans. Most are wearing well-used gimme-hats, t-shirts, and jeans; and there's a preponderance of camo. Most are probably...
  • Civil Activism: Are Russians Exiting the Soviet Eclipse?

    08/08/2017 7:49:07 AM PDT · by Jagermonster · 9 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | Aug. 7, 2017 | Fred Weir
    MOSCOW—For the past four years, Oksana Dubinina has been working with stray animals, particularly the estimated 30,000 homeless dogs who roam the streets of Moscow. She's put together a group of a few dozen volunteers, who manage to get by on crowdfunding, with which they provide shelter, training, and veterinary services for about 40 dogs annually. They have forged ties with local orphanages, schools, hospices, and nursing homes, and bring dogs to foster mutual comfort and companionship. Sometimes, a dog finds a permanent placement. Ms. Dubinina calls the project “Friend for a Friend.” This may sound unremarkable. But in Russia,...
  • Nine foreign volunteers that fought ISIS arrested by KRG security force

    05/12/2017 9:26:19 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 7 replies
    ARA News ^ | May 12, 2017 | none stated
    Foreign YPG volunteers seen in the vicinity of Jarablus. Photo: ARA News At least nine foreign volunteers, who had joined the ranks of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) to combat ISIS in Rojava-Northern Syria, were arrested by the Asayish security force in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, media sources reported on Thursday.Foreign volunteers are increasingly becoming victim of the problems between the Kurdish parties.“Internationalists Callum Ross (Rizgar Çiya), Ozgan Ozdil (Dêrsim Agir), Anthonî Degatto (Rustem Fist), Justin Schnepp (Şervan Agir), Mirko Bruna (Mirko Cûdî) from Italy, Paola Andolina (Azadî Raperîn) from Italy, Damien Rodriguez (Şêrzad Azad) from the US, Fernando...
  • President Trump sent FedEx courier a $10,000 check in the mail (Feel good story)

    01/30/2017 9:33:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Washington Post DC Politics ^ | January 30, 2017 | Justin Jouvenal
    The evening before his inauguration, President Trump took time to meet with a 24-year-old FedEx courier from rural Illinois. In a tent behind the Lincoln Memorial in D.C., the soon-to-be president praised Shane Bouvet for his work as a volunteer on his campaign, hugged him and then promised him an extraordinary thank you: a $10,000 check. The unusual meeting was arranged after Trump said he read a profile about Bouvet in The Washington Post. The struggling single father had spent nights working and days volunteering for Trump, who Bouvet hoped could bring renewal to his home town of Stonington, Ill.,...
  • 'We're going to win this': Eric Trump rallies the troops for his father

    10/04/2016 8:42:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Patriot-News ^ | October 4, 2016 | Christian Alexandersen
    Those making calls, knocking on doors and placing lawn signs for Donald Trump in Harrisburg were visited by a thankful Eric Trump Tuesday afternoon. Trump and Hillary Clinton are battling it out in a tight Pennsylvania race, a swing state for the presidential election. Trump visited the campaign office in Mechanicsburg to rally the troops heading into the November election. "We are doing so great. Wherever I go, I see crowds like this" Trump said to the packed-in group. "The enthusiasm out there is absolutely incredible."(continued)
  • The Latest: Trump thanks phone bank volunteers in CO

    10/04/2016 4:47:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Aurora Sentinel ^ | October 4, 2016 | The Associated Press
    The Republican nominee then stepped out to an interior balcony inside the Budweiser Events Center in Loveland and waved to the cheering crowd below. LOVELAND, Colo. | The Latest on Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s campaign visit to Colorado (all times local): 6:50 p.m. Donald Trump has paid a visit to thank phone bank volunteers before a Monday night rally in Colorado. A few dozen volunteers had made nearly 10,000 calls by the time Trump visited and saluted their efforts. The candidate boasted about their enthusiasm and said “You can’t let the media take it away!”(continued)

    09/14/2016 7:28:32 PM PDT · by windhover · 6 replies
    9/12/16 | windhover
    O.K., It's after Labor Day, the kids are in school,vacations are over. Donald has overcome the last( and I do believe last)crash in his polling and pulled even with a fading, sick, and increasingly confused Hilary.He is even back in the lead by 3% in Florida and up 5% in Ohio. Ahead in Colorado and Nevada. Right, great news. It's a shame we need to forget about it now, as if it never happened. We need to finish walking the voter lists, working prayer chains, carpools, pot lucks and finish organizing the Greatest Ground Game in political history. Yard signs...
  • Donald Trump in Cleveland Post RNC FULL Speech 7/22/16

    07/22/2016 9:00:56 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 4 replies
    You Tube ^ | 7-22-2016 | You Tube via LesGrossman2015
    Donald Trump told the press about his take on several National Enquirer stories, a sticking point of controversy that has dogged his campaign in the past In May, the real estate mogul worked himself into a bit of trouble when he implied that Raphael Cruz, the father of Texas Senator Ted Boos Cruz, was involved in the assassination of President Kennedy. Donald Trump Remarks in Cleveland, Ohio Donald Trump delivered remarks to supporters in Cleveland, Ohio. He criticized Senator Cruz’s (R-TX) speech and said he would not accept his endorsement if he offers one. He was introduced by his running mate, Governor...
  • The NY Times Visited A Trump Campaign Office And Found Something They NEVER Expected — It Says A Lot

    03/20/2016 9:39:28 AM PDT · by upsdriver · 41 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | March 15, 2016 | Jack Davis
    The New York Times found what it called an “unlikely melting pot” when its reporters descended on a Donald Trump campaign office in Tampa, Fla. “For a campaign frequently depicted as offering a rallying point for the white working class, the people volunteering to help Mr. Trump here are noteworthy for their ethnic diversity,” reported the Times on Sunday. “They include a young woman who recently arrived from Peru; an immigrant from the Philippines; a 70-year-old Lakota Indian; a teenage son of Russian immigrants; a Mexican-American.” The Times article included anecdotes from several campaign workers, and drew some common themes.