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  • George Floyd's memorial and funeral services will take place in Minneapolis, Houston and North Carolina

    06/04/2020 3:25:14 PM PDT · by deport · 71 replies
    CNN ^ | June 2, 2020 | Holly Yan and Theresa Waldrop, CNN
    Services honoring George Floyd, who died while being arrested in Minneapolis, will take place in three states over the course of six days. A memorial service will be held in Minneapolis on Thursday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., family attorney Benjamin Crump said. The Rev. Al Sharpton will deliver a eulogy at the memorial, which will take place at the Frank J. Lindquist Sanctuary at North Central University. A public viewing and a private memorial service will be held in Raeford, North Carolina, on Saturday, Hubert Peterkin, the sheriff of Hoke County, said on Facebook. The public viewing will...
  • Trump To GOP: Find Another Convention Venue After Gov. Cooper Balked At “Full” Event; "He's Still In Shelter-In-Place Mode"

    06/03/2020 6:19:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/03/2020 | Ed Morrissey
    Gotta say, I’d have had more sympathy for Roy Cooper in this situation two weeks ago. That would have been before the same people who scolded Republicans and conservatives who wanted to reopen the public square and demonstrate for those policies suddenly thought squeezing several thousand people into streets for demonstrations for a week on end was no problem at all. Political speech takes precedence over commerce, they have argued — so why does that not apply to a full political convention in August?North Carolina’s Democratic governor apparently thinks some political speech requires more planning than others: Governor Roy...
  • Republicans search for new convention venue as North Carolina's governor REFUSES Donald Trump's demand for a mask-free 19,000-strong event in Charlotte

    06/03/2020 4:06:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 43 replies
    AP ^ | June 3, 2020 | Staff
    Organizers of the Republican National Convention said Tuesday they will begin visiting potential alternative sites after North Carolina's governor told them the COVID-19 pandemic requires them to prepare for a scaled-back event if they want to hold it in Charlotte. Gov. Roy Cooper, a Democrat, said in a letter to the top convention organizer and the national GOP chairwoman that 'planning for a scaled-down convention with fewer people, social distancing and face coverings is a necessity.' The letter came on the eve of a deadline from the GOP for assurances that Cooper would allow a full-scale event in August. Later,...
  • Last US citizen receiving a Civil War pension dies in North Carolina

    06/03/2020 2:31:06 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 27 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3rd June 2020 | Andrew Court
    The last American citizen receiving a Civil War pension has died in North Carolina at the age of 90. Irene Triplett, whose father fought for the Union Army between 1863 and 1865, passed away Sunday in Wilkesboro from complications following surgery. Irene suffered from from mental disabilities and therefore qualified for federal financial support as a 'helpless adult child of a veteran', according to The Washington Post. She received a monthly check of $73.13 from the Department of Veterans Affairs, which went towards expenses for the nursing home where she lived. Her father, Mose Triplett, was 83 years old when...
  • North Carolina governor tells RNC 'very unlikely' they can host full convention as planned

    06/02/2020 12:13:04 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 02 2020 | Brooke Singman
    North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper on Tuesday told the Republican National Committee that it is “very unlikely” they can host a full convention in Charlotte as planned amid the coronavirus crisis, while still leaving the door open to hosting the nominating event in the state. In a letter to RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel and convention president and CEO Marcia Lee Kelly, Cooper said that the state still wants “a safe RNC convention in Charlotte” that follows health guidelines, but that officials would like to discuss what a “scaled-down convention would look like.” “The people of North Carolina do not know...
  • Anti-Trump GOP group slams president over race relations in new TV ad (Lincoln Project)

    06/01/2020 8:26:45 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 01 2020 | Paul Steinhauser
    A Republican group that opposes President Trump’s re-election is running a scathing new TV commercial on Monday that targets the president over his comments and record on race relations. The spot from the Lincoln Project – which comes amid a wave of racial protests and violence – is titled "Flag of Treason" and highlights people carrying and waving Confederate flags at Trump rallies and other political events. The group says they’re spending a half-million dollars to run the ad on broadcast and cable television this week in the key general election battleground states of Arizona, North Carolina, Florida, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin,...
  • UNC-Chapel Hill Creates Commission to Battle ‘Invisible Racism’

    06/01/2020 7:47:56 AM PDT · by karpov · 13 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | June 1, 2020 | Shannon Watkins
    To say that the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has experienced racial tensions in the last few years would be an understatement. The most visible source of conflict has been the fate of the infamous—and illegally toppled —Confederate statue, Silent Sam. But even after the statue’s demise, activists at Chapel Hill insist that their work to root out racism from the university has just begun. Activists do not believe UNC’s relationship with racism is only in the past. It is just as present today, only now it is largely “invisible” and “systemic” in the university’s curriculum, policies, and...
  • Disputed Hydroxychloroquine Study Published in Lancet Brings Scientific Scrutiny to Surgisphere, the Company Behind the Study

    05/31/2020 9:38:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    The Scientist ^ | 05/30/2020 | Catherine Offord
    "Scientists have raised questions about the dataset published in The Lancet last week that triggered the suspension of clinical trials around the world—and about Surgisphere Corporation, the company behind the study. " Surgisphere Corporation, the company that supplied data for a controversial study on the health risks of hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 patients published in The Lancet last week (May 22), has found itself in the spotlight after researchers raised questions about the dataset. The Lancet study, which lists Surgisphere founder and CEO Sapan Desai as one of four coauthors, reported harmful effects tied to the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine among patients...
  • Video: BLM Rioter Sets Himself On Fire With A Molotov While Trying to Light A Historic Building On Fire

    05/31/2020 4:16:56 AM PDT · by USA Conservative · 75 replies
    Conservative US ^ | 05.31.2020 | Alex Hall
    he protest, which began at 3 p.m., was in addition to a protest that started around 1 p.m. in Durham. Another protest began at 5 p.m. in Raleigh. As protests over the death of George Floyd happen all over the country, one was underway Saturday afternoon in Fayetteville. The protest later moved to downtown Fayetteville and remained non-violent until about 6:45 p.m. Protesters then broke into the Market House. A U.S. flag was also burned just in front of the Market House. Several windows were also broken at the Market House as protesters surrounded the structure. By 7:15 p.m., the...
  • Cop is shot dead in California as George Floyd fury sweeps US: Donald Trump puts Army on notice to deploy to streets for first time since 1992 LA riots as 19-year-old Detroit protester fatally shot and Minneapolis erupts for fourth night

    05/30/2020 6:47:15 AM PDT · by kevcol · 85 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 30, 2020 | Rachel Sharp and Ruth Styles
    'Two Federal Protective Services officers stationed at the Oakland Downtown Federal Building suffered gunshot wounds. Unfortunately, one succumbed to his injury,' the police department told CNN. Meanwhile, a 19-year-old protester was shot dead in Detroit last night, while soldiers in North Carolina and in New York were ordered to be ready to move in within four hours and troops in Colorado and Kansas within 24 hours. . . . Overnight, Trump also commented on a tweet by Former Democrats for Trump about how Minneapolis was ruled by Democrats, saying: 'Time for a change! #2020', which was retweeted more than 25,000...
  • Nextrush Unplugged: Weekend Version DC 19 Are You Distracted Yet? The Uniparty Police State?

    05/30/2020 9:38:19 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 8 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 5/30/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Welcome to the weekend the Dictatorship of Covid-19 continues the "New Normal" emerging that isn't "True Normal". I got an N95 mask this week to use at work in both my jobs which helps me to perform better on the jobs. No headache or shortness of breath side effects I have experienced with other masks... Images have the power to outrage or enrage and in 1963 the race issue was propelled to the forefront in the United States when this was seen on television.... Well is this all about race? I think there's something deeper here the dehumanization of other...
  • Trump warns North Carolina governor the clock's ticking on a GOP convention guarantee

    05/26/2020 5:13:26 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05/26/2020 | Paul Steinhauser
    President Trump warned on Tuesday that North Carolina's governor has "a week" to figure out if the Republicans' presidential nominating convention can be held in Charlotte this summer, as other states offered to hold the gathering instead. But Gov. Roy Cooper says he’s waiting for the Republican National Committee “to present to us in writing their proposals” on how they plan to hold their presidential convention amid the coronavirus pandemic before he can guarantee that the August convention can be held at “full attendance” as demanded by the president. Cooper, a Democrat, spoke the day after the president threatened to...
  • North Carolina Racing Fans Gather in Large Crowds at Local Racetrack, Defying Governor’s Lockdown Orders

    05/26/2020 6:15:18 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 7 replies
    RedState ^ | May 25, 2020 | Brandon Morse
    Americans everywhere are tired of the lockdown, and North Carolina racing fans made that abundantly clear yesterday. According to the Charlotte Observer, Ace Speedway opened up in defiance of Democrat Governor Roy Cooper’s orders to stay locked down, prompting hundreds of racing fans to show up and wait nearly two hours to get in. As the Observer reported, the scene looked as if there never was a pandemic with people standing close together and hanging out as people normally would: They lined up more than two hours before the first race Saturday at Ace Speedway, and soon that line stretched...
  • Pence: We Will Move RNC Convention to a More Open State ‘if Needs Be’

    05/25/2020 10:59:24 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 25 2020 | TRENT BAKER
    On Monday, President Donald Trump put out a series of tweets pointing to North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper’s (D) uncertainty about how much longer his state will be shut down due to the coronavirus, which could cause issues with Charlotte hosting the Republican National Convention in August. Not long after the president’s tweets, Vice President Mike Pence on FNC’s “Fox & Friends” shared some more insight into Trump’s tweets about the possibility of moving the convention. Pence said the Trump administration has been weighing the issue about moving to a state that is further along in reopening, but they are...
  • Ace Speedway Jammed With Fans Not Social Distancing or Wearing Masks (North Carolina racefans tell Roy Cooper where to stick it)

    05/25/2020 6:12:53 AM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 48 replies
    TMZ ^ | May 24, 2020
    Thousands of people packed into Ace Speedway in North Carolina Saturday ... and it's a vision of coronavirus. Check out the pics ... most people aren't wearing masks as they squeezed in like sardines to watch the race. Around 4,000 fans paid $15 a pop in rural Alamance County. Only around 1 in 10 folks were wearing masks.
  • Trump threatens to find new GOP convention site if North Carolina governor won't allow full attendance

    05/25/2020 5:43:23 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 25 2020
    President Trump warned Monday that planners would be "reluctantly forced" to find a new site for the Republican National Convention if North Carolina's governor can't guarantee the party will be allowed "full attendance" at the event currently planned in the state's largest city. The convention has been planned for the week of Aug. 24 in Charlotte.
  • Scientists discover area of brain where pain could be 'turned off'

    05/23/2020 6:25:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 37 replies ^ | 5/19/2020 | Staff
    A study conducted by researchers from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, have found that the amygdala in mice's brain can significantly control their sense of pain. According to Fan Wang, the lead author of the study and the Morris N. Broad Distinguished Professor of neurobiology in the School of Medicine, recent studies have determined parts of the brain that could 'turn on' pain signals, but this was the first time they were able to pinpoint where pain could be 'turned off.' The researchers also discovered that general anesthesia also stimulates a specific subgroup of inhibitory neurons in the central...
  • Man closes gym after being raided by cops without warrant

    05/23/2020 3:26:49 PM PDT · by Drastic · 27 replies
    Trending Views ^ | 5-23-2020 | Frank
    This man was given a misdemeanor charge for opening his gym, but then his story took an even different turn. There was a tense exchange with the police, he was given a misdemeanor, and then the police chief came looking for him as their business being raided! The business owner eventually has to temporarily close his business after there's a three strike warning and confusing information coming from the police, the police chief, and one big massive disconnect between the government and local authorities. Dive in even further and we find a police chief who ends up following the constitution...

    05/22/2020 2:41:30 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 28 replies
    Youtube ^ | 05/19/20
    This is a sad video.  Nick is a combat vet who loves America.  He served 12 years in the Marine Corps Recon, in combat in Afghanistan, etc..  Now he just wants to raise his family, run his business (a gym) and hopefully one retire.  Although like many of people he is waking up to a fundamentally changed America. 
  • [NC] Bar, gym owners stunned they can't reopen until late June

    05/20/2020 7:43:27 PM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 80 replies ^ | 5/20/20 | Sarah Krueger, Kirsten Gutierrez and Julian Grace
    Raleigh, N.C. — Some North Carolina business owners eagerly awaiting the move to the second stage of a three-part plan to resume activities amid the coronavirus pandemic were stunned Wednesday when they were left out of Gov. Roy Cooper's "more modest" approach to reopening. "The increases in the COVID-19 cases signal a need to take a more modest step forward in Phase 2 than originally envisioned," Cooper said at a news conference. When Cooper first laid out his three-part plan in April, bars, gyms, movie theaters and other indoor entertainment venues pointed to Phase 2 as when they could resume...