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  • Government Falls into a Recession and Job Cuts Soar

    06/03/2020 10:32:17 PM PDT · by fluorescence · 3 replies
    Governing.com ^ | June 3, 2020 | Carl Smith
    Nearly a million jobs were lost in the public sector in April. Services are needed more than ever, but the resources to provide them are vanishing. A survey by the National League of Cities (NLC) and the U.S. Conference of Mayors found that furloughs and layoffs are hitting cities of all sizes, with the rates rising in proportion to the size of the populations. Almost 60 percent of municipalities above 500,000 population will furlough employees and nearly half will have to lay them off. “We usually see the private sector get laid off first,” says Dalia Thornton, director of research...
  • Esper, on thin ice with the White House, reverses decision on troop deployments

    06/03/2020 9:57:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Pollutico ^ | 06/03/2020 08:07 PM EDT | Lara Seligman and Meridith McGraw
    Defense Secretary Mark Esper abruptly reversed a decision to order active-duty troops home from the national capital region on Wednesday, capping a roller-coaster eight hours that have raised new questions about whether the beleaguered Pentagon chief will keep his job. Esper irked the White House Wednesday morning when he appeared in front of cameras to proclaim his opposition to deploying active-duty troops to respond to protests around the country — a move that many saw as a break with the president, who on Monday threatened to do just that if state and local officials fail to deal with violent protests...
  • 13-Year-Old Pleads Guilty to Robbery in Death of Barnard Student

    06/03/2020 1:49:40 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 3, 2020 | By Jan Ransom and Edgar Sandoval
    One of the three teenagers the police say was involved in the stabbing death of an 18-year-old Barnard College student in Morningside Park pleaded guilty to robbery in Family Court on Wednesday.
  • WATCH looters use FORKLIFT to break into California store in broad daylight (VIDEO)

    06/03/2020 12:27:26 PM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    RT ^ | June 3, 2020 | Staff
    A particularly brazen attempt by looters to storm a store in Fairfield, California, has been caught on video, showing them commandeering what appears to be a telescopic forklift to force their way in. A video has emerged showing vandals using heavy equipment on the doors of the Best Buy store in Fairfield, a city in Solano County, located between San Francisco and Sacramento.
  • Ashton Kutcher speaks out in support of Black Lives Matter and says All Lives Matter people should be 'educated'

    06/03/2020 12:19:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 103 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 07:15 EDT, 3 June 2020 | Kellie Chudzinski
    Celebrities have taken to social media in recent days in support of Black Lives Matter as protests for racial justice have erupted across the country. And Ashton Kutcher posted to Instagram on Tuesday in support of the BLM movement and called for those who support “All Lives Matter” to be “educated.” In a long IGTV story, the That 70s Show star said “I don’t think that the people posting ‘All Lives Matter’ should be canceled. I think they should be educated.” “So, on Saturday, I posted a blackout of my social media channels, just posted ‘BLM’,” he said. “And a...
  • David Dorn!(language warning)

    06/03/2020 12:05:49 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 4 replies
    You Tube ^ | 6/3/20 | Jericho Green
    David Dorn
  • Moving Train In Chicago Being Looted Of Large Screen TV's Youtube

    06/03/2020 11:55:17 AM PDT · by setter · 42 replies
    Youtube ^ | 6-03-2020 | Setter
    Looters stealing large screen tv's from a moving train in Chicago
  • Alyssa Milano: Steve King lost the Iowa GOP primary. That’s what we do. We vote racists out of office.

    06/03/2020 11:27:51 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 69 replies
    Twitter ^ | June 2, 2020 | Alyssa Milano
    Steve King lost the Iowa GOP primary. That’s what we do. We vote racists out of office.
  • Drew Brees: 'I Will Never Agree With Anybody Disrespecting the Flag'

    06/03/2020 11:06:28 AM PDT · by JZelle · 39 replies
    The Big Lead ^ | Kyle Koster
    "I will never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America or our country," Brees said. "Let me just tell you what I see, what I feel when the national anthem is played and when I look at the flag of the United States. I envision my two grandfathers, who fought for this country during World War II -- one in the Army and one in the Marine Corps --
  • Shaun Robinson Calls Out Ex-Access Hollywood Co-Anchor Billy Bush for 'Pain' His 'White Privilege' Caused He

    06/03/2020 10:35:52 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 9 replies
    TV Line ^ | June 3, 2020 | Michael Ausiello
    Ex-Access Hollywood staple Shaun Robinson is taking former co-anchor Billy Bush to task for arriving late to the Black Lives Matter movement. Responding to Bush’s Extra Q&A with colleague Nate Burleson about the George Floyd protests, Robinson harrumphed on Twitter, “I appreciate you being an ally now. But, if you want to talk about the pain White Privilege causes African Americans, you should probably also talk to the Black woman who sat next to you on the set of Access Hollywood for years.” TVLine has reached out to Bush’s rep for comment. Robinson and Bush’s tenures at Access Hollywood overlapped...
  • The Worst Case Scenario for Real Estate Post COVID-19

    06/03/2020 10:24:19 AM PDT · by wac3rd · 36 replies
    Commercial Observer ^ | June 2, 2020 | Nicolas Rizzi
    "Scores of apartments could be empty as thousands of renters face evictions after losing their jobs and as millennials in pricey spots like New York and San Francisco flee in search of cheaper pastures. Major companies significantly downsize, or simply give back their space in favor of remote work. Few tenants will be able to step in to fill their space. A large driver of recent leasing activity, coworking firms, struggle to get new members and are forced to shutter."
  • 'You tell me Black Lives Matter - you lied': Black woman shames looters for destroying her Brooklyn store and tells them 'get a job'

    06/03/2020 10:22:39 AM PDT · by C19fan · 41 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 3. 2020 | Rachel Sharp
    An elderly black woman has slammed looters saying they 'lied' when they said 'Black Lives Matter' and telling them to 'get a job' after her Brooklyn store was destroyed in riots. Shocking footage posted on social media shows the distraught New Yorker blasting the actions of looters as she stands in front of her shell of a store with its front now exposed and wires seen dangling down from the ceiling. 'The problem that bothers me? You said Black Lives Matter,' the emotional black woman is heard saying while other people cleaning up the destruction look on. 'I've worked here...
  • Dick Wolf Fires Writer From ‘Law & Order’ Spinoff for Threatening to ‘Light Up’ Looters

    06/03/2020 9:46:13 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 39 replies
    Variety ^ | June 2, 2020 | Will Thorne
    Craig Gore, a writer whose credits include “S.W.A.T.” and “Chicago P.D.,” has been fired from Dick Wolf’s upcoming “Law & Order” spinoff series after controversial Facebook posts about looters and the recent curfew put in place across Los Angeles. “I will not tolerate this conduct, especially during our hour of national grief. I am terminating Craig Gore immediately,” Dick Wolf said in a statement to Variety. Photos on social media show Gore holding a weapon with the caption “Curfew…” In another comment, Gore threatened to “light motherf—ers up who are trying to f— with my property,” in reference to protests...
  • Antifa idiot easily caught and charged federally after setting fire to a police van

    06/03/2020 9:33:09 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 45 replies
    www.independentsentinel.com ^ | By M. Dowling - June 3, 2020
    Antifa terrorists aren’t the smartest people. A case in point is Timothy O’Donnell who torched a police SUV in Chicago. He might have organizational abilities, who knows, but any idiot can set fire to a car, which is what he did. He did it while leaving his distinctive tattoo showing. The Feds were quickly able to identify him. The Antifa anarchist is now under arrest. The fool ironically wore a “Jokers Mask” while he set the cop car on fire and was caught in a photo doing it. The 31-year-old’s neck tattoo was plainly visible. A bystander saw him light...
  • Liberty [University], accused of being reckless hotspot for COVID, ends semester with zero campus cases [ed]

    06/03/2020 8:24:20 AM PDT · by C19fan · 5 replies
    College Fix ^ | June 2, 2020 | Addison Smith
    When the coronavirus began picking up speed in early March, most governors made the hard decision to lockdown their states. This led almost every college in the country to move the rest of their spring semesters online, and they sent most students packing. But Liberty University quickly became an epicenter of media controversy when President Jerry Falwell Jr. announced he would reopen his campus to students who needed to stay, especially international ones who had nowhere else to go. Falwell was accused of putting the campus community in a dangerous and reckless situation and publicly shamed as the mainstream media...
  • Did we skip the Murder Hornets?

    06/03/2020 8:11:18 AM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 49 replies
    It feels like we skipped the Murder Hornets.
  • Florida Ranked As One Of Least Safest States In The U.S., Study Finds

    06/03/2020 7:53:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 53 replies
    CBS 4 Miami ^ | June 2, 2020 | Staff
    Florida is among one of the least safest states in which to live, according to an analysis by financial website WalletHub. The website ranked Florida as the 48th safest state in the country based on a number of factors ranging from the number of murders and rapes to the unemployment rate and the number of traffic fatalities per 100 million miles of travel.
  • Kings Sideline Announcer Grant Napear Parts Ways With Kings, KHTK After BLM Tweet

    06/03/2020 7:28:52 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    CBS 13 Sacramento ^ | June 2, 2020 | Staff
    Grant Napear has resigned from the Sacramento Kings and has been fired from his radio job at KHTK for controversial tweets about the Black Lives Matter movement. The Kings issued a statement Tuesday saying: “Grant Napear has resigned from the Sacramento Kings. We thank him for his contributions to the team and wish him all the best.”
  • Video: Black former police officer condemns BLM and ANTIFA, says this has never been about George Floyd

    06/03/2020 5:45:12 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 6 replies
    You Tube | June 1, 2020 | Brandon Tatum
    Black former cop condemns BLM and ANTIFA: This has never been about George FloydIn another video (long: 1 hour, 16 minutes - so watch it when you have time), he says that Black people are not oppressed in America: Black People Are Not Oppressed in America
  • The Items Showing Up At Protests Across the Country Have Police Talking and Raises Questions About Who’s Organizing All This

    06/03/2020 5:15:14 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 54 replies
    Red State ^ | 1 Jun, 2020 | Nick Arama
    Some Democrats and folks in the media have been trying to falsely blame white nationalists for the violence at the riots. Apart from the fact that we can see on videos that’s not true and we can see the organizing of radical leftist organizations/Antifa, there’s no way Proud Boys or the smattering of white nationalists across the country could be accounting for all the actions across the country. Nor could they account for the strange items beginning to show up at protests/riots. Across the country, people are reporting pallets of bricks showing up readily available at protests/riots spots across the...