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  • EDD Scam: Serial killers, rapists, murderers claim COVID-related unemployment, district attorneys say

    11/24/2020 9:15:05 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 2 replies
    KCRA ^ | Nov 24, 2020 | KCRA Staff
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Tens of thousands of California jail and prison inmates, including serial killers, rapists, child molesters and murderers on death row, are accused of scamming California's Employment Development Department out of COVID-19-related unemployment assistance, district attorneys announced at a news conference Tuesday. Estimates of the fraud could near $1 billion.
  • Everything Is Perfectly Normal. Move Along, Nothing to See Here

    11/24/2020 7:48:32 PM PST · by KierkegaardMAN · 10 replies
    The Stream ^ | John Zmirak
    The nasty, murderous old communist Leon Trotsky was wrong about almost everything. He died as he lived, as a bandit, with an icepick jammed in his head. Few men deserved it more. But one thing he said is correct: “You may not be interested in politics. But politics is interested in you.” Trotsky helped V.I. Lenin set up a system where that statement was truer than ever before. Where the state would forbid mothers and fathers from teaching their children about God. And citizens who wrote unorthodox opinions in private letters would disappear into gulags. (Alexander Solzhenitsyn, a decorated war...
  • Conservative politician rages at police as they bundle elderly woman into a van during peaceful 'anti-lockdown' protest

    11/24/2020 6:22:29 PM PST · by RandFan · 12 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Nov 24 | By ROSS IBBETSON
    Tory MP Sir Charles Walker has raged at 'disgraceful and un-British' police officers as they bundled an elderly woman into a van for protesting outside Parliament. The former chair of the 1922 Committee told the officers that their actions were 'an outrage' as he walked across towards Portcullis House on Tuesday afternoon. Various reports said that the 72-year-old woman was participating either in an anti-lockdown protest or an anti-vaccine demonstration. Raising the incident as a point of order, Sir Charles told the Commons: 'I have just witnessed an elderly lady peacefully protesting with a handful of other people be arrested...
  • YouTube Suspends Pro-Trump News Network OANN, Completely Demonetizes Channel Over COVID-19 'Cure' Video

    11/24/2020 6:11:57 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    USSA News ^ | 11/24/2020 | Tyler Durden
    YouTube has suspended the One America News Network from posting new content for one week and has completely demonetized the channel, after the pro-Trump news network reportedly uploaded a video touting a non-approved 'cure' for COVID-19.According to Axios, "YouTube has been criticized for allowing OANN to spread misinformation using its platform, particularly around coronavirus and the election," adding "This marks the Google-owned service's first crackdown against OANN."In addition to the temporary ban on videos, the network cannot livestream due to a "strike" received under YouTube's COVID-19 misinformation policy, which prohibits content claiming there is a 'guaranteed cure' for the virus....
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The What Do You Love About Thanksgiving Quiz - Wednesday, November 25, 2020

    11/24/2020 6:00:36 PM PST · by luvie · 64 replies
    The bestest troops and vets in the world...and their families, too! | luvie and the Canteen Turkeys
    ~ Freeper Canteen ~Canteen Mission Statement--Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. Today We Want You To Take The.....What Do You Love About Thanksgiving Quiz Click HERE and take the quiz! To share your results, click on the green "HTML" button, then copy and paste the code into a "Reply" box. Have fun!Please remember that The Canteen is here to support and entertain our troops and veterans and their families, and is family friendly.
  • Progressives Declare War on Asians, Meritocracy and STEM

    11/24/2020 5:57:06 PM PST · by Pining_4_TX · 25 replies
    The Asian Dawn ^ | 11/18/20 | The Asian Dawn Team
    Progressives all across America have declared war on Asians, meritocracy, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). Recently, the San Francisco Unified School District voted to replace their merit admissions process at Lowell High School, one of the best high schools in America and also happens to be 61% Asian, with a lottery-based system. When Asian-American parents opposed the school district’s plans to enact its new “lottery” system in late October, the school district blasted the parents by stating they were “racist” and responsible for the “toxic culture” at the school. Parents were accused of furthering the “Asian supremacy” agenda by...
  • Maryland to step up enforcement of coronavirus restrictions ahead of Thanksgiving with help of state police

    11/24/2020 5:49:16 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 42 replies
    The Baltimore Sun Adware Farm ^ | November 23, 2020 | PAMELA WOOD and HALLIE MILLER
    Maryland is ramping up enforcement of coronavirus restrictions ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday as the pandemic surges just as people usually gather with family and socialize in bars, Gov. Larry Hogan announced Monday. In addition to family gatherings on the holiday itself, the night before Thanksgiving has become one of the biggest bar-hopping nights of the year as people return to their hometowns and catch up with old friends over drinks. “I cannot emphasize how reckless that behavior would be this year,” the Republican governor said during a news conference in the State House rotunda in Annapolis. Health officials already...
  • Ricky Schroder calls cops to report death threats he's been sent for helping to pay Kyle Rittenhouse's $2M bond - after the Silver Spoons actor posted photo of himself holding a rifle in response to the criticism

    11/24/2020 5:42:04 PM PST · by Jacob Kell · 26 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | 24 November 2020 | | Ariel Zilber and Trevor Boyer
    Former child star Ricky Schroder has called the police after receiving threatening messages on social media from people angry for his contributing to the $2 million dollar bail fund of Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse. The 'Silver Spoons' and 'NYPD Blue' actor on Sunday tweeted a photo of himself carrying a rifle. The social media post included the caption: 'To my Democrat Friends. This is the country want to live in? #f***antifa'.
  • CDC considering shortening coronavirus quarantine period

    11/24/2020 5:29:13 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 16 replies
    Fox news ^ | 11/24/2020 | Alexandria Hein
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is considering shortening the current coronavirus quarantine timeline from 14 days to between just seven and 10, according to an exclusive Wall Street Journal report. The agency reportedly hopes the change will inspire more people to comply with the guidelines. In a statement provided to Fox News, an agency spokesperson said no such changes had been finalized.
  • What happens if people in California don't behave on Thanksgiving?

    11/24/2020 5:23:21 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 49 replies
    KSBW ^ | Nov 24, 2020
    Health officials are pleading with Californians to skip the usual Thanksgiving gatherings to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, but what if people don't follow safety measures issued by health officials? While the fall COVID-19 surge in the Golden State isn't as severe as the one spiraling in other parts of the country (especially the Midwest), California is at a tipping point where cases could explode and hospitals become overwhelmed. Advertisement If people gather in large groups inside without masks, the situation could become catastrophic, health officials say. "The curve is literally straight up," said UC Berkeley infectious disease expert...
  • Rand Paul says US attorney won’t probe protesters who attacked him after RNC

    11/24/2020 5:19:13 PM PST · by RandFan · 38 replies
    NY Post ^ | Nov 24 | By Emily Jacobs
    Sen. Rand Paul revealed that Washington prosecutors declined his request for a probe of who funded the protesters who gathered outside the White House and attacked him, his wife and others as they left an event over the summer. In a tweet posted Monday, Paul (R-Ky.) wrote, “The DC U.S. Attorney today confirmed to me that they will not pursue an investigation of who is funding the thugs who attacked my wife and me and sent a DC police officer to the hospital.” The Kentucky senator, along with scores of other GOP lawmakers and other guests, were attacked following the...
  • COVID-19 Alert No. 2 March 24, 2020 New ICD code introduced for COVID-19 deaths

    11/24/2020 5:08:16 PM PST · by Vendome · 7 replies
    CDC ^ | March 24, 2020 | Steven Schwartz, PhD
    COVID-19 Alert No. 2 March 24, 2020New ICD code introduced for COVID-19 deaths This email is to alert you that a newly-introduced ICD code has been implemented to accurately capture mortality data for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) on death certificates.Please read carefully and forward this email to the state statistical staff in your office who are involved in the preparation of mortality data, as well as others who may receive questions when the data are released. What is the new code?The new ICD code for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is U07.1, and below is how it will appear in formal...
  • Ricky Schroder Defends Helping Bail Out Kenosha Gunman Kyle Rittenhouse

    11/24/2020 4:49:50 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 24, 2020 | Jorge Fitz-Gibbon
    “Silver Spoons” actor Ricky Schroder on Tuesday defended his role in getting Kenosha, Wisconsin, killer Kyle Rittenhouse freed on a $2 million bond, saying he was “infuriated” when he saw the teenager being vilified in the press. Schroder, an avid supporter of gun ownership and 30-year NRA member, said during an exclusive telephone interview with The Post that he’s putting up “hundreds of thousands” of dollars for the bond and the 17-year-old’s legal defense as he awaits trial on murder charges in the deaths of two protesters and the wounding of a third on Aug. 25. “It made me mad,”...
  • Family of Covid-19 victim suing Watsonville nursing home after deadly outbreak

    11/24/2020 4:07:56 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 11 replies
    Register Pajaronian ^ | November 23, 2020 | TODD GUILD
    A family of a man who died from Covid-19 at Watsonville Post Acute Center (WPAC) has sued the facility.
  • Which travellers must show negative Covid-19 test on arrival in Spain?

    11/24/2020 3:50:53 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 6 replies
    The ^ | 11/23/2020 | The Local
    Spain has brought in new rules requiring travellers arriving in Spain by air or sea from countries deemed high risk to prove they have tested negative, here's a look at the rules and who they apply to. Details of the new rules are published in Spain’s Official State Gazette (BOE) and come into force on November 23rd. Spain doesn’t have a blanket testing requirement for all travellers but requires those flying in from high risk countries to provide a test before they will be allowed to fly. The threshold that determines whether a country falls into the “high risk” category...
  • California, There it Goes

    11/24/2020 2:05:08 PM PST · by PoliticallyShort · 18 replies
    The American Mind ^ | 11/24/20 | Peachy Keenan
    California may be we may be hitting rock bottom sooner than I thought, thanks to Newsom, Mayor Garcetti, and L.A.’s newly elected district attorney, George Gascón. George Gascón is a proud supporter of both BLM and Antifa. He is a far-left progressive and one of many District Attorneys who has enjoyed the generous patronage of George Soros. He thinks looting is reparations. His policies are a complete enshrinement of BLM demands: defund police, stop arresting criminals, and close down the jails, because they’re racist. The only people he plans to target for arrest are cops, of course, and innocent people...
  • Flight map shows staggering amount of flights ahead of Thanksgiving amid COVID-19

    11/24/2020 1:20:30 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 48 replies
    nypost ^ | 11/24/2020 | Amanda Woods
    An alarming flight map shows the staggering number of flights over the United States two days ahead of Thanksgiving — despite officials urging Americans not to travel for the holiday amid surging coronavirus cases. FlightRadar24, which tracks flight paths in real-time, reported 6,972 flights in the skies above North America as of noon Tuesday — fewer than the 7,630 flights on the same day in 2019 but more than the 6,815 flights on the same day in 2018.
  • DA seeks clemency for father, '60s radical David Gilbert

    11/24/2020 1:02:03 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 27 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Nov. 24, 2020 | Paul Grondahl
    When Chesa Boudin was growing up, both his parents were serving long sentences in New York state prisons for their roles in a 1981 armored Brink’s truck robbery in Rockland County that left two Nyack police officers and a security guard dead.
  • Stacey Abrams: More Than 750K Georgians Requested Absentee Ballots for Senate Runoffs

    11/24/2020 12:44:14 PM PST · by Red Badger · 121 replies ^ | Nov 24, 2020 10:00 AM ET | By Tyler O'Neil
    All eyes are on Georgia as voters in the Peach State will determine the majority in the U.S. Senate on January 5. Republicans have 50 seats in the Senate, while Democrats have 48 (technically 46 with two Independents who caucus with them) and likely incoming Vice President Kamala Harris to get them to 51, should Democrats win both Georgia races. Turnout is usually low in runoff elections, but mail-in voting may change the game. Stacey Abrams, who has blamed “voter suppression” for her loss in the 2018 Georgia gubernatorial race and has launched a campaign against “voter suppression,” announced a...
  • Fauci warns of 'stunning number of deaths' from coronavirus

    11/24/2020 12:07:52 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 86 replies ^ | 11/23/2020 | Alexander Nazaryan
    WASHINGTON — The nation is entering “a very vulnerable period” that could see the number of coronavirus deaths rise rapidly, Dr. Anthony Fauci warned in conversation with Yahoo News on Monday. The warning comes at a time when the virus is already causing widespread devastation, averaging close to 1,500 deaths per day, according to the COVID Tracking Project. About 257,000 people have succumbed in the United States to COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. Asked if that number could double, Fauci expressed concern about the onset of colder weather and the “sequential holiday seasons” of Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa...