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  • Alabama and Massachusetts Are Handing the Addresses of People With Coronavirus Over to Police

    03/31/2020 9:09:26 PM PDT · by Morgana · 32 replies
    vice ^ | March 31, 2020 | Liz Landers
    Two U.S. states — Alabama and Massachusetts — have begun providing the addresses of those known to have been diagnosed with COVID-19 to police in a bid to contain the spread and protect first responders who might answer a call where a coronavirus sufferer is involved. Alabama began providing the addresses — but not names — to police and other emergency responders starting more than a week ago. The information is being distributed to 85 emergency communications districts in the state, and is then relayed to police officers and other first responders when they go out on calls. “It’s only...
  • Dems Demonstrate Leadership [semi-satire]

    03/28/2020 6:30:34 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 29 March 2020 | John Semmens
    In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, Bill and Hillary Clinton donated more than 400 pizzas to all of the hospitals in their home county of Westchester, NY. The donation was heralded by a tweet from Hillary “thanking medical workers and everyone else who is working to save lives and keep us all going right now.” Angela Cirilli, an emergency medicine ultrasound director at St John’s Riverside Hospital, tweeted her gratitude saying “Amazing !!! Thank you !!!! We NEED LEADERS LIKE YOU in this tough time.” A spokesperson for the Clintons contrasted “this unprecedented act of generosity with Trump’s failure...
  • Where is homeless funding going?

    02/18/2020 7:13:50 PM PST · by GLH3IL · 24 replies
    The Times-Herald ^ | 02/18/2020 | Marissa Kendall
    Chiu’s bill comes as the state and local governments are ramping up their spending on homelessness, but the number of people on the street continues to rise. Gov. Gavin Newsom recently proposed spending more than $1 billion on homelessness in his 2020-21 budget, including $750 million to build housing for the homeless and help prevent struggling families from ending up on the streets. His last budget also included about $1 billion to fight homelessness — including $650 million for cities and counties. Meanwhile, the crisis keeps getting worse. The homeless population grew by 42% between 2017 and 2019 in San...
  • Turkey suffers first deaths in direct combat with Syria since start of war

    02/03/2020 1:01:39 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | 02/03/2020 | By Gul Tuysuz,
    Five Turkish soldiers and one civilian personnel were killed in Syria on Sunday, Turkey's first fatalities as a result of direct confrontation between the countries since the start of Syria's civil war in 2011. Nine other troops were also wounded in northwest Syria's Idlib province after they came under heavy artillery fire from the Syrian government Sunday, according to a Turkey defense department statement which added that the troops were reinforcements. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said up to 35 Syrian government soldiers had been killed Monday in response, and pledged further retaliation. Erdogan said up to 40 Syrian targets...
  • CDOT IN TOTAL DISARRAY ( Colorado )

    10/31/2019 8:23:18 AM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    Glendale Cherry Creek Chronicle ^ | October 28, 2019 | Charles C. Bonniwell
    Crony Bidding And Gross Incompetence Reign.. At a time when Coloradans are desperately pleading for improved and new roadways the agency in charge of the same, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), is mired in the greatest crisis of its long-storied existence . ... In December 2018, Governor Jared Polis appointed 35-year-old Shoshana Lew as his new Executive Director, a history major .. She replaced Governor Hickenlooper's appointment of 56-year-old Michael Lewis, an engineer with extensive public construction management experience. ... Lew's primary qualification .. was her close relationship to Michelle Obama who called the newly elected governor for a...
  • The Hapless Shakedown Crew That Hacked Trump’s Inauguration

    10/25/2019 4:06:36 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 9 replies
    WSJ ^ | 25 Oct 2019 | Drew Hinshaw
    The 20-something couple with a history of small-time scams had inadvertently hacked the world’s most powerful nation for a five-figure ransom at a time of high anxiety over national security on Inauguration Day. The Romanians had launched hundreds of thousands of emails embedded with ransomware in an attachment disguised as an invoice, authorities said. The list of email addresses they bought included, by chance, the Washington, D.C., police department. A recipient there apparently took the bait, opening the attachment that locked up the street-camera system. Only a payment could produce the key. Ms. Cismaru sent a message to the Journal...
  • Disturbing New Theory Emerges As to Why Lindsey Graham Refuses to Help President Trump

    10/22/2019 7:39:28 AM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 64 replies
    waynedupree.com ^ | October 22, 2019 | Missy Crane
    Lindsey Graham is supposedly a new convert to the MAGA movement. Almost immediately after traitor John McCain died, Lindsey Graham appeared to have a change of heart. He began backing Trump on policy matters, and when Justice Kavanaugh was under attack, Lindsey was the point-man for his defense; delivering one of the most impassioned political speeches ever. Lindsey’s speech last year was a “game-changer” and MAGA rallied around the South Carolina senator and embraced him as a new and important figurehead in the movement. Graham even took over Chuck Grassley’s place as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee – a...
  • Scott Israel should be reinstated as Broward sheriff, Florida Senate special master recommends

    09/25/2019 11:00:25 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 34 replies
    Shun Sin-tenel ^ | 9/25/19 | SKYLER SWISHER and ANTHONY MAN
    Suspended Broward Sheriff Scott Israel should get his job back, a special investigator for the Florida Senate recommended, in a a stunning rebuke to Gov. Ron DeSantis. DeSantis failed to prove the charges in his suspension order, special master Dudley Goodlette wrote in a report released Wednesday.
  • Austin's homeless problem could force some downtown businesses to close early

    08/24/2019 1:16:50 PM PDT · by bgill · 65 replies
    austincbs ^ | Aug. 23, 2019 | Bettie Cross
    Some Austin business owners say the homeless problem is now a homeless crisis. One downtown business owner says he may start closing early to keep employees and customers safe...In June, the Austin City Council changed the homeless ordinances to allow sitting, lying and camping in more public spaces, including sidewalks. Staley says that's when one homeless man moved in. “All his belongings are right here up against our patio and we can't do anything about it. We can't. The police can't,” said Staley. The patio on Congress Avenue was designed as a shady spot for tourists and locals to grab...
  • 'I'm Still Sharp As A Tack,' Insists Mueller Moments Before Taking Phone Call On A Banana

    07/25/2019 7:00:40 AM PDT · by budj · 18 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | 7/25/2019 | staff
    WASHINGTON, D.C.—Robert Mueller was being criticized for seemingly answering questions slowly, not recalling key details of his investigation, and appearing to be confused throughout his testimony Wednesday. After a brief recess, Mueller insisted he was entirely lucid. "I hear a few murmurs out there that I've lost it," he said. "Well, I haven't lost it. I've still got it. In fact, I'm still sharp as a tack." Before testimony could resume, however, Mueller interrupted the proceedings, appearing to reach for his cell phone. "I really have to take this," he said apologetically as he reached into his pocket and pulled...
  • Cow slaughtered in Home Depot parking lot ‘in accordance with Islamic law’

    07/20/2019 8:38:12 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 114 replies
    Geller Report ^ | 19 July 2019 | Pamela Geller
    Halal slaughter in a public parking lot, while a kid witnesses a cow getting its throat cut – something that non-Muslims apparently need to get used to, judging by the account “Suddenly, Musaed whipped out a foot-long knife and slit the cow’s throat as other Saba employees wrangled the animal. The officer was stunned over the disturbing act. “You know this is a big — this is a problem. This is not something that can be done,” the cop said. How many years will that kid have nightmares? Respect it! The gory scene prompted the closure of the Saba meat...
  • Did A Deadly Fire Break Out On A Secret Russian Spy Sub 'Losharik'.

    07/03/2019 6:18:12 PM PDT · by robowombat · 8 replies
    Radio Free Europe via Global Security ^ | July 02, 2019 | Mike Eckel
    Did A Deadly Fire Break Out On A Secret Russian Spy Sub? Here's What We Know About 'Losharik' By Mike Eckel July 02, 2019 It's one of the more unique, more capable, and more distinctive vessels in Russia's naval fleet. And it now appears to hold the distinction of being the latest Russian naval ship to suffer a catastrophic -- and, so far, unexplained -- incident. Russia's Defense Ministry said on July 2 that a submarine operated by its main naval research and development unit had suffered a fire on board, killing 14 sailors. The ship was reportedly operating in...
  • New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announces 2020 presidential bid

    05/16/2019 4:11:39 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 34 replies
    Cox Media via WPXI ^ | May 16, 2019 | Michelle Ewing
    NEW YORK - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced he is running for president in 2020. [VIDEO AT LINK]
  • Zimbabwe starts rolling power cuts, hitting mines, industry

    05/14/2019 8:18:42 AM PDT · by Moonman62 · 27 replies
    Kitco ^ | 05/13/19 | Reuters
    HARARA, May 13 (Reuters) - Zimbabwe has started rolling power cuts lasting up to eight hours that will also hit mines, a schedule from the state power utility showed on Monday, after reduced output at both the largest hydro plant and ageing coal-fired generators. The power cuts will add to mounting public anger against President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government as Zimbabweans grapple with an economic crisis that has seen shortages of U.S. dollars, fuel, food and medicines as well as soaring inflation that is eroding earnings and savings.
  • California’s marijuana industry needs an intervention to avoid an ‘extinction event’

    03/11/2019 3:20:48 PM PDT · by RedMonqey · 54 replies
    Sacramento Dee ^ | MARCH 11, 2019 | ANDREW SHEELER
    Once, the cannabis industry was poised to become a multibillion-dollar industry in California. Now, it could be heading for what its advocates call an “extinction event.” An estimated 10,000 marijuana growers could lose their licenses in the coming months if California lawmakers fail to pass a bill designed to grant them an extension, according to Sen. Mike McGuire, D-Healdsburg, who has sponsored Senate Bill 67.
  • Where has $850m gone? Bill de Blasio's wife can't account for staggering amount of taxpayer money...

    03/01/2019 12:15:11 PM PST · by blueyon · 83 replies
    DailyMail.com ^ | 3/01/19 | Chris Pleasance for MailOnline
    """Where has $850m gone? Bill de Blasio's wife can't account for staggering amount of taxpayer money that the NY Mayor gave her for mental health project""" Chirlane McCray was assigned a $850million budget for her ThriveNYC program But records show scheme has failed to keep track of what it spent the money on The small amount of data that was collected shows it fell far short of targets Despite that, organizers have expanded the budget to $1billion over five years
  • Fight the Ship: Death and Valor on a Warship Doomed by Its Own Navy

    02/10/2019 11:24:51 AM PST · by GrootheWanderer · 78 replies
    ProPublica ^ | Feb. 6, 2019 | T. Christian Miller, Megan Rose and Robert Faturechi
    A little after 1:30 a.m. on June 17, 2017, Alexander Vaughan tumbled from his bunk onto the floor of his sleeping quarters on board the Navy destroyer USS Fitzgerald. The shock of cold, salty water snapped him awake. He struggled to his feet and felt a torrent rushing past his thighs. Around him, sailors were screaming. “Water on deck. Water on deck!” Vaughan fumbled for his black plastic glasses and strained to see through the darkness of the windowless compartment. Underneath the surface of the Pacific Ocean, 12 miles off the coast of Japan, the tidy world of Berthing 2...
  • VA Evicts Groups that Help Vets; Dog Park, Baseball Stadium, Prep School Athletic Fields...

    02/08/2019 7:08:41 AM PST · by Red Badger · 14 replies
    www.judicialwatch.org ^ | FEBRUARY 07, 2019 | Staff
    Full TITLE: VA Evicts Groups that Help Vets; Dog Park, Baseball Stadium, Prep School Athletic Fields, Upscale Store Parking Stay ================================================================== The Los Angeles Veterans Affairs (VA) facility that illegally rents its sprawling grounds to institutions that don’t serve veterans just evicted several groups dedicated to veterans, including a nonprofit that for decades has comforted dying vets and another that helps those who are disabled. While the VA gave the volunteer organizations the boot without offering an explanation, it continues housing a parking lot for nearby upscale shops, a university baseball stadium, a dog park for the professional dog walkers...
  • A Week of Military and Diplomatic Success for Israel; Failure and Humiliation for Iran and PA

    01/25/2019 8:08:01 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 01/25/2019 | Ari Lieberman
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu secured another diplomatic victory for Israel with the dramatic announcement that Chad and the Jewish State would be reestablishing diplomatic relations. The Muslim majority nation had severed ties in 1972 following intense pressure from Libya, its menacing neighbor to the north, which at the time was led by the dictator, Col. Muammar Qaddafi. But following a visit by Chad’s President Idriss Déby to Jerusalem and a reciprocating visit by PM Netanyahu to N’Djamena, forty-seven years of animosity instantly vanished. Israel’s historic diplomatic achievement occurred despite intense efforts by the Palestinian Authority and Iran to torpedo the...
  • Israeli Missiles Fall on Damascus; Syrian Forces Retaliate

    01/20/2019 4:24:58 PM PST · by McGruff · 17 replies
    Breaking 911 ^ | January 20, 2019
    The Israeli Defence Forces on Sunday confirmed that its missiles are “currently targeting Iranian Quds in Syrian territory” just before midnight local time as reports from the Syrian News Agency confirms massive explosions in capital Damascus. “We warn the Syrian Armed Forces against attempting to harm Israeli forces or territory,” the statement released by the IDF said. It marks the first time Israel has confirmed they are striking Iranian targets in Syria and that it is happening in real time. There have been unconfirmed reports since that Syrian forces are engaging with their weaponry by the Golan Heights — a...