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  • Looters Trash Minneapolis After George Floyd’s Needless Death, But They Won’t Bring Justice

    05/28/2020 9:34:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 28, 2020 | Nicole Russell
    By all accounts, the death of George Floyd looks like murder by a police officer. Attempting to burn down one of the Midwest’s most beloved cities won’t ensure justice. In downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota — Rep. Ilhan Omar’s district, to be specific — rioters descended upon the police station and even nearby businesses Wednesday evening, breaking windows, setting fires, and looting. The mob gathered in response to the horrifying death of George Floyd. This video shows multiple officers pinning unarmed Floyd to the ground, one with his knee on Floyd’s neck, cutting off his airway. For nearly five excruciating minutes, Floyd...
  • Duffy to Greece (Upstate NY): Slow down on outdoor dining

    05/27/2020 7:01:22 AM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 16 replies
    mpnnow.com ^ | 5/26/2020 | News partner, News 10NBC
    GREECE — The Town of Greece created a new way for restaurants to offer dine-in services. Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich announced Tuesday restaurant owners can apply for temporary outdoor seating permits. The permits will be emailed to business owners one to two days after supporting documentation is sent in, and once the permit is received, the restaurant can start offering outdoor seating immediately.
  • Farmers Will Soon Be Able to Start Applying for Stimulus Funds Alex Robinson

    05/25/2020 2:32:27 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 6 replies
    Modern Farmer ^ | May 20, 2020 | Alex Robinson
    After the long weekend, farmers will be able to start applying for some much needed financial relief. On Tuesday, President Donald Trump and USDA chief Sonny Perdue released the details of a previously announced $16-billion aid program for farmers and ranchers. Starting May 26, farmers will be able to apply for up to $250,000 in direct payments through the fund called the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). To qualify for the program, farmers must have suffered a price loss of at least 5 percent due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and must have significant additional marketing costs. Farmers can sign up...
  • Wisconsin shed 439,000 jobs in five weeks; claims overload unemployment benefits system

    05/22/2020 12:44:38 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 18 replies
    Madistan.com/Capitol Times ^ | May 22, 2020 | Steven Elbow
    New numbers released Thursday show that Wisconsin lost 439,400 jobs in a five-week period after the state went into lockdown in March, a jaw-dropping number that has no historical parallel. “Today's report shows the significant impact that the COVID-19 global pandemic has had on the Wisconsin economy and underscores the importance of rationally and safely reopening our state,” said Department of Workforce Development Secretary Caleb Frostman in a press release announcing the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data. “A strategy based on science that reduces the likelihood of additional outbreaks and further economic instability is the only way to get...
  • U.S. Gun Sights Maker Re-Engineers Factory To Supply Elite Military During Pandemic

    05/22/2020 7:28:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 22, 2020 | Madeline Osburn
    'There's no one in the U.S. that does what we do. That would leave the option of really going to Asia...and there's no chance that they can deliver the kind of quality that we do." Leupold is a 113-year-old, family-owned business manufacturing rifle scopes, firearm sights, and other optics in Beaverton, Oregon. With more than 650 employees and a factory that runs seven days a week, they manufacture the types of products that have to work every time, under pressure.“That moment of truth when is when you’re behind that sight and pulling the trigger, and we want to make sure...
  • SF landlord Veritas responds to Pelosi’s demand to return $3.6 million small business loan (take a hike)

    05/17/2020 1:03:41 PM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    SF Chronicle ^ | 5/17/20 | Aidin Vaziri
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Saturday called for Veritas, one of San Francisco’s biggest landlords, to return a $3.6 million Paycheck Protection Program loan that was intended to help small businesses cover expenses and retain workers during the coronavirus pandemic. “PPP loans should be directed first and foremost to the small businesses with the greatest need, particularly minority, women and veteran-owned businesses that are struggling,” Pelosi said in a statement. “Larger companies like Veritas, one of San Francisco’s largest corporate real estate management firms, which has billions in assets and access to liquidity through other sources, were not the intended...
  • Wisconsin Business Bans Wearing Masks After Stay-At-Home Order Overturned (potential for robbery)

    05/16/2020 5:17:29 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Newsweak via MSN ^ | 5/16/20 | Eddy Rodriguez
    Annie's Campground, near Gresham, Wisconsin, posted the new rule on the establishment's Facebook page: "Masks are NOT allowed in the buildings for safety sake. They are viewed as a robbery in progress and will be handled that way." The post goes on to list planned events and food items available to patrons for the May 15-17 weekend, before thanking patrons in its conclusion. "Thank you for your continued support as we all get through this thing called life! We have many new people on staff, please have patience as we are training and learning the next few weeks," the post...
  • 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...
  • Here's which Wisconsin counties and cities have continued or modified stay-at-home orders

    05/14/2020 7:41:18 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 16 replies
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | May 14, 2020 | MJS Staff
    In the immediate aftermath of the Wisconsin Supreme Court ending Gov. Tony Evers' stay-at-home order, petty tyrants [local governments] around the state began issuing their own measures. Here is an updating roundup of counties and cities that have announced their own measures, or will be continuing to follow Evers' order. Brown County The county is following Gov. Tony Evers' safer-at-home measures until May 20, public health officer Anna Destree said in a statement. "It would be irresponsible to do otherwise given the high number of positive cases found in Brown County," she wrote. "This virus knows no boundaries, including county...
  • Rifle (CO) Restaurant Reopens Despite Cease and Desist Order

    05/14/2020 7:34:35 AM PDT · by dware · 15 replies
    WesternSlopeNow.com ^ | 05.13.2020 | Stefany Busch
    GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado. – Shooters Grill in Rifle received a cease and desist order from the Garfield County Public Health Department and the Rifle Chief of Police on Tuesday after reopening its dining room against guidelines from the Garfield County Health Department. Shooters began opening its dining room at 30% capacity on Saturday and has served hundreds of customers so far. Owner Lauren Boebert decided to go against guidance from the City of Rifle, the Garfield County Public Health Department and County Commissioners by opening up the dining room. The restaurant prides itself on being a safe place to eat...
  • New Survey Reveals that 52 Percent of Small Business Expect to Go Out of Business Within 6 Months

    05/12/2020 9:43:23 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 14 replies
    https://bluntforcetruth.com ^ | May 13, 2020 | by Jose Nino
    The Michael Snyder of the End of the American Dream reported that small businesses will be on the ropes in the upcoming months. With some states rolling out reopening plans, there is some optimism in the air for a potential economic rebound. However, Snyder doesn’t believe the recovery will be so quick. He noted the following: The good news is that the lockdowns are starting to end, but the bad news is that many small business owners are facing a “new normal” in which their monthly revenues will be down by 30, 40 or 50 percent (or more). All of...
  • NFIB WV says business owners want protection from frivolous suits as they reopen

    05/10/2020 10:49:53 AM PDT · by buckalfa · 15 replies
    WV MetroNews ^ | May 9, 2020 | MetroNews Staff
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — As small businesses reopen around West Virginia, members of the National Federation of Independent Businesses West Virginia are expressing concern of frivolous lawsuits that may open up as a result of openings. Gil White, the state director for the federation appeared on a recent MetroNews ‘Talkline’ and said 68 percent of members are concerned increased liability because of COVID-19 virus as employees may feel forced to come back or say protections were not taken. White said there is a difference between negligence and everyone doing the best they can, and believes the latter is true. “There is...
  • Pandemic Recovery: Putting America’s Workers First

    05/08/2020 2:01:44 PM PDT · by jroehl · 11 replies
    https://www.ustechworkers.com/ ^ | May 4, 2020 | KEVIN LYNN
    In the words of Lisa, a knowledge worker: “I have degrees in math and computer science from the late 80s. Ditto my husband. He’s a database administrator. We’ve both been in IT our entire careers and are sickened to see what’s happened with all of the outsourcing. We are sick of training our Indian replacements.” Another American wrote to us: “I’m a 47-year-old database developer. I’ve been replaced multiple times (that I’m aware of) by OPT workers, and I’ve seen my entire IT department at a major corporation replaced by Indian H-1Bs. I do ‘have skills.’ I’m highly regarded and...
  • Dallas hair salon owner, in act of civil disobedience, chooses to go to jail rather than close her doors

    05/06/2020 11:30:11 AM PDT · by MAGA2017 · 58 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 5/6/2020 | Meagan Flynn
    The judge told Shelley Luther she didn’t have to go to jail. The owner of Salon Ŕ la Mode in Dallas had been operating her business despite a temporary restraining order last week from Dallas County State District Judge Eric Moyé. She kept operating despite a county official’s cease-and-desist letter ordering her to close — a letter she ripped up before a crowd of protesters in a theatrical display of defiance during an Open Texas rally in Frisco, Tex., on April 25. “Come and get it, Judge Clay Jenkins,” she said, referencing the top county official as she threw shreds...
  • How Indian Information Technology Workers Discriminate Against Non-Indian Workers

    05/05/2020 2:06:07 PM PDT · by jroehl · 27 replies
    Brightwork ^ | January 31, 2019 | Shaun Snapp
    Indian discrimination against non-Indians and other out-group Indians is pervasive in the IT sector in locations where Indians have emigrated. This discrimination is invisible and uncovered by the major IT media entities. For this reason, this article you are about to read will seems dramatically different than any article published in any major IT media entity. We cover why this issue is blacked out in IT media in the article.
  • Oops? Warren Buffett Gives Trump Ammo on Economic Comeback: ‘Nothing Can Basically Stop America’

    05/04/2020 8:14:32 AM PDT · by JV3MRC · 7 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 5/4/2020 | Joseph Vazquez
    Liberal billionaire Warren Buffett apparently doesn’t believe that the coronavirus will cripple the might of the U.S. economy in the long-run. A prominent liberal business figure like Buffett voicing such sentiments provides ammunition to President Donald Trump, who also predicted that the economy is “going to make a very strong comeback.” Buffett stated during a virtual shareholder meeting that “‘Nothing can basically stop America,’” according to CNBC. “‘The American miracle, the American magic has always prevailed and it will do so again.’” The implication here (intentional or not) is that the current economy is robust enough to beat back the...
  • Republicans Clash With Governor's Office on Reopening Businesses (NM)

    04/29/2020 10:06:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    Santa Fe New Mexican ^ | Apr 28, 2020 | Michael Gerstein
    House Republicans are calling on Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham to ease public health restrictions in counties that are less affected by the novel coronavirus, a notion the Governor’s Office rejected as premature. As businesses in Georgia and other states begin to open again despite ongoing risks of contracting and spreading the virus, Republican leaders in New Mexico are for the first time urging the governor to open up areas of the state that have seen few or no cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus. Four lightly populated counties have had no cases: Sierra, Hidalgo, De Baca and...
  • Dark Waters (2019) Movie Review

    04/29/2020 1:46:54 PM PDT · by Making_Sense [Rob W. Case] · 31 replies
    MSMB ^ | April 28, 2020 | Rob W. Case
    Rob Bilott (Mark Ruffalo) is a corporate defense attorney out of Cincinnati, Ohio. A part of his job is defending chemical companies. One day, however, an outraged and distressed farmer from West Virginia by the name of Wilbur Tennant (Bill Camp) visits Bilott’s office with a box of VHS tapes, and asks Rob to look at them....When Rob visits Wilbur’s cow farm, he learns that nearly a couple hundred of his cows have died. He tells Rob that he believes that there are chemicals in the water that his cows are drinking from, and that they’re seeping in from the...
  • Wealthy enclaves balance coronavirus risk with money from well-to-do who want to escape there

    04/28/2020 3:50:04 PM PDT · by hiho hiho · 4 replies
    OregonLive ^ | April 28, 2020 | Kurtis Lee, Richard Read and Jaweed Kaleem
    SEDONA, Ariz. — Lisa Dahl scanned the horizon from the patio of one of her five restaurants, watching thick clouds cast shadows on red rock spires that formed outlines like desert skyscrapers. The restaurateur stood in the afternoon silence, a rarity at Mariposa, billed as the best fine dining in a town about two hours from the south rim of the Grand Canyon. She thought about what life was like here, on this patio, before the coronavirus. Reservation only. New Yorkers. Angelenos. Investment bankers. Tech entrepreneurs. They sipped stiff cocktails and snapped photos in front of a backdrop so picturesque...
  • Newsom details 4 stages to reopen California businesses: 'We are weeks not months away'

    04/28/2020 2:32:57 PM PDT · by Libloather · 29 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 4/28/20 | Amy Graff
    California Gov. Gavin Newsom provided a road map Tuesday for how the state will reopen businesses, schools and childcare facilities with a "phased and thoughtful approach" to support social distancing and prevent the spread of the coronavirus. He said modifications to the stay-at-home order will occur in four distinct stages, and while specific dates weren't provided, he said "we are weeks, not months away" from making changes if the spread of the coronavirus continues to decline. Offering more clues into the timeline, Newsom said the state is currently in Stage 1 and will be at Stage 2 within weeks. Stage...