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  • Numerous businesses set on fire, damaged & looted overnight in Richmond [VA] [ed]

    05/31/2020 7:54:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    WWBT NBC News 12 ^ | May 31, 2020 | Staff
    Multiple businesses in Richmond were set on fire, damaged and looted during overnight protests that turned violent. The damage was still being assessed Sunday morning, but businesses that experienced broken windows and looting include the CVS on Broad and Arthur Ashe and the ABC store on Broad, where people were spotted stealing bottles of alcohol.
  • Coronavirus job losses are hitting these 3 states the hardest

    05/28/2020 10:49:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 05/28/2020 | Zack Guzman
    The number of jobs lost due to the coronavirus shutdown continue to mount, with the latest weekly total of Americans applying for unemployment benefits topping 2 million, yet again. The latest swath of applications brings the total amount of jobless claims to more than 40 million over the past 10 weeks, wiping out the 20 million jobs added over the last decade by a two-to-one margin. But some states have been feeling the impact of job losses more than others. A Yahoo Finance review of jobless claims data from the U.S. Department of Labor shows that Georgia and other states...
  • Minnesota Senator Criticized Alongside Trump Says Masks Don’t Stop Coronavirus

    05/28/2020 7:43:56 AM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    Alpha News ^ | May 27, 2020 | Kyle Hooten -
    Surgical and cotton masks can filter particle sizes of 5 microns or more. COVID-19 particles are 50 times smaller," says Senator Jensen.. Minnesota State Senator and Medical Doctor Scott Jensen says that surgical and cotton masks cannot filter COVID-19 from the air. The New York Times recently blasted Jensen as well as President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence for not wearing a mask in public at all times amidst the coronavirus pandemic. However, Jensen says that even the best medical masks are insufficient to prevent the transmission of the COVID-19. Presently studies reveal that COVID-19 particles require an...
  • Mandatory Masks Aren’t About Safety, They’re About Social Control

    05/27/2020 2:26:38 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 123 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 27 May 20 | Molly McCann
    On May 26, Virginia’s Gov. Ralph Northam announced that wearing masks outside one’s home will be mandatory effective May 29. He first hinted he might issue a masking order a week ago, likely to test the water. A new refrain in public discourse is growing in volume by the day: “Things will never be the same.” The certainty with which we are assured of this pre-determined future is perplexing. Whether or not “things” will ever be the same is not at all clear, but that some people hope things will never be the same is certain. To those looking to...
  • In the end, it is the face mask that is the clearest symbol of America’s divide

    05/27/2020 5:39:38 AM PDT · by george76 · 125 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 27, 2020 | Patricia McCarthy
    The mask is essentially useless: The mask is not an adequate defense against the COVID-19 virus... The virus checks in at somewhere between 0.06 and 0.14 microns, meaning it’s too small for any commercially available mask to effectively filter it out. The pores on an N95 mask, which are the best masks you’re reasonably going to find, and the vast, vast majority of you are not going to have N95 masks but rather cloth masks, which perform far less well, are 0.3 microns ... Staten Island a mob of “karens” forced a woman from a store for not wearing a...
  • Reopen America Now!

    05/27/2020 4:17:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | May 27, 2020 | Lloyd Marcus
    Sunday, Memorial Day weekend, was a beautiful sunny day. Mary and I left our West Virginia home to make the 40-mile trek to Walmart and Home Depot in Virginia. We drove past a Virginia megachurch which usually has state cops directing traffic for the congregation. The parking lot was empty with a large “closed” sign. Meanwhile, Walmart and Home Depot parking lots were packed. Around 50% of shoppers wore masks. Absurdly, I saw toddlers wearing masks, which were particularly annoying. Professor Dolores J. Cahill, PhD is a highly credentialed and respected Immunologist and Molecular Biologist. Prof. Cahill, world-renowned Dr. Russel...
  • Grenell: Revealing Flynn unmasking requests posed 'absolutely no risk' to intelligence community

    05/26/2020 6:15:58 PM PDT · by bitt · 25 replies
    justthenews.com ^ | 5/26/2020 | Daniel Payne
    The outgoing intelligence director thinks Sen. Warner's philosophy of transparency is 'based solely on political advantage' Outgoing acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell is dismissing a top Democratic senator's insinuations that he had harmed the U.S. intelligence community by declassifying the names of individuals who had requested Michael Flynn's unmasking. Last week, Virginia Sen. Mark Warner asked Grenell in a letter to explain why he had revealed the names of numerous Obama administration officials, including Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden, who had requested that Flynn's name be unmasked in intelligence reports. Flynn has been at...
  • Dozens of Democrats plan to vote remotely in a first for the House

    05/26/2020 2:31:22 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05 26 2020 | Cristina Marcos
    Dozens of House Democrats are planning to vote remotely this week for the first time in the chamber's history amid concerns about the health risks involved with traveling to Washington. At least 50 lawmakers are planning to vote by proxy, or designate a colleague physically present in the Capitol to cast votes on their behalf, according to a list published by the House clerk's office on Tuesday. Last week, just 18 were on the list. Democrats representing districts in the Washington, D.C. suburbs are the most popular proxies, given their proximity to the Capitol. Reps. Don Beyer (D-Va.) and Jamie...
  • Northam: Face coverings required in public in Va. starting Friday (VA)

    05/26/2020 12:54:40 PM PDT · by KevinB · 61 replies
    WTOP ^ | 05/26/2020 | Rob Woodfork
    Face coverings will be required inside public establishments starting Friday, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced Tuesday. He also addressed photos of him without a face covering interacting with well-wishers in Virginia Beach over the weekend. At a briefing, Northam said that anywhere people can congregate in groups — including but not limited to stores, restaurants, barbershops, government buildings and public transportation — must wear face coverings, with a few exceptions for people: Eating or drinking at a restaurant Exercising Who have a health condition that prohibits a face covering Who are under the age of 10, although Northam strongly recommended...
  • Bloomberg aide slammed for using photo from another day to claim Trump golfed on Memorial Day

    05/26/2020 11:52:33 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 26 2020 | Morgan Phillips
    Tim O’Brien, a former campaign aide for Mike Bloomberg and a Bloomberg opinion writer, is coming under fire for posting side-by-side photos of Joe Biden at a war memorial on Memorial Day and a photo of President Trump golfing on a different day with the caption, “Different approaches to Memorial Day.” The photo of Joe Biden was taken when Biden visited Delaware Memorial Bridge Veteran's Memorial Park. It was the former vice president’s first outing since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. He and wife Jill Biden, both wearing masks, laid a wreath at a memorial wall commemorating war veterans...
  • Parents say MAGA hats led to fundraiser disruption

    03/02/2020 7:19:25 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 50 replies
    Fox 5 DC ^ | March 1, 2020
    FAUQUIER COUNTY, Va. - A Virginia middle school fundraiser ended early after parents said Make America Great Again hats led to a disruption. It happened earlier this week during hat day at Marshall Middle School in Fauquier County, when students were allowed to pay $1 for the right to wear a hat to school, parents said. According to a district spokesperson, “tensions between students caused the fundraiser to end early.” She wouldn’t confirm what caused the tension but did say all students were asked to remove their hats and no one was disciplined. Nevertheless, the issue exploded on Facebook, leading...
  • These Are The Most Illogical Coronavirus Restrictions Still In Place

    05/26/2020 7:32:11 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 39 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 25, 2020 | William Davis
    While most of the U.S. has begun to reopen, some parts of the country remain under burdensome restrictions that can’t be justified by either science or logic.Most of New York, Michigan and the Washington D.C. metro area remains under lockdown through at least Memorial Day weekend. Some beaches in Virginia and New York reopened over the weekend, but Democratic New York Mayor Bill de Blasio made it clear that swimming is forbidden, saying beachgoers who swim in the ocean will “be taken right out of the water.” “Obviously first and foremost, help make everyone remember don’t go in the water....
  • Virginia Sees Biggest 1-Day Jump In COVID-19 Cases In A Week

    05/25/2020 9:01:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    Patch via Yahoo News ^ | 05/25/2020 | Jim Massara
    VIRGINIA — The Virginia Department of Health reported 37,727 total confirmed cases of COVID-19 Monday. According to The Virginian-Pilot, the nearly 1,500 cases added over the last 24 hours constitute the biggest one-day jump in at least a week. Virginia also reported 1,208 deaths and 4,269 hospitalizations. The top five health districts for number of cases are Fairfax, with 9,587; Prince William, with 5,812, Loudoun, with 2,047; Arlington, with 1,897; and Alexandria, with 1754. Fairfax also has the highest number of deaths, with 339. The Henrico health district is a distant second with 118, followed by Prince William with 108,...
  • Pentagon bashes New York Times over 'white supremacy' editorial

    05/25/2020 1:09:17 PM PDT · by kevcol · 60 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 25, 2020 | Ben Wolfgang
    Top Pentagon officials late Sunday blasted The New York Times for a Memorial Day weekend editorial that criticized the military for naming bases after Confederate generals. The piece, titled “Why Does the U.S. Military Celebrate White Supremacy,” ran in Sunday’s print edition of the newspaper. It argued that “it is time to rename bases for American heroes — not racist traitors.” The editorial singled out Georgia’s Fort Benning, North Carolina’s Fort Bragg and other installations
  • Virginia Governor Criticized for Not Wearing Mask at Beach After Urging Citizens to Cover Their Faces

    05/24/2020 9:33:45 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 22 replies
    TIME ^ | 05 24 2020 | Staff
    Gov. Ralph Northam has repeatedly urged Virginia residents to cover their faces in public during the COVID-19 pandemic, but the Democrat didn’t heed his own plea when he posed mask-less for photographs alongside residents during a weekend beach visit. A spokeswoman for the governor’s office said Sunday that Northam should have brought a face mask with him during his visit on Saturday to the Virginia Beach Oceanfront, news outlets reported. “He was outside yesterday and not expecting to be within six feet of anyone,” Northam spokesman Alena Yarmosky said in a statement. “This is an important reminder to always have...
  • Mask-pushing governor caught at beach without face mask

    05/24/2020 12:56:37 PM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 47 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 5/24/2020 | WND Staff
    Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam was reportedly caught without a face mask at Virginia Beach Saturday as the Democrat weighs a statewide order requiring citizens to wear masks. Northam was seen on the beach reviewing security at the beach without a face covering, local outlet NBC12 reported Saturday. The governor’s office later explained in a statement that Northam was “not expecting to be within six feet of anyone.” “The Governor has repeatedly encouraged wearing face coverings inside or when social distancing is impossible,” Northam’s office said. “He was outside today and not expecting to be within six feet of anyone.”
  • Virginia governor spent 65 days on taxpayer-funded jaunts to his NC beach home since start of 2019

    05/22/2020 5:55:18 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 20 replies
    justthenews ^ | May 20, 2020 | John Solomon and Daniel Payne
    Democrat Ralph Northam invoked executive privilege to initially block release of travel dates but relented on appeal. On a Saturday night in the dead of August last year, Virginia taxpayers footed the bill as a state-operated plane roared from Richmond to one of North Carolina’s desirable beach destinations. The King Air 350 turboprop made the journey twice in six hours. The VIP passengers? Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam and his wife, Pamela, the first lady of Virginia. The listed purpose for a back-and-forth jaunt? The Northams took a brief break Aug. 31, 2019 from their Outer Banks beach vacation home in...
  • [Idaho] Ballot requests set election records

    05/22/2020 10:35:57 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 8 replies
    Local News 8 ^ | May 22, 2020
    BOISE, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK)-Idaho’s May Primary Election may set new turnout records. The Idaho Secretary of State’s Office said Idahoans requested 415,500 absentee ballots before the May 19 deadline. It was easily the largest absentee request ever recorded, but may also be the largest voter turnout of any non-gubernatorial primary election in Idaho history. The absentee request represents almost 46% of the state’s 907,342 registered voters. Since the ballots haven’t all been returned yet, it is unknown how many will actually cast ballots. Voters have until 8 p.m. on June 2 to return the ballots by mail. But the Secretary’s Office...
  • GOP congressman who officiated same-sex wedding faces primary challenge from the Right

    05/22/2020 7:52:33 AM PDT · by kevcol · 18 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 22, 2020 | Kerry Picket
    Rep. Denver Riggleman in 2018 won the then-open district, stretching from the North Carolina state line 250 miles up to Washington, D.C., exurbs in Fauquier County, Virginia. But unlike the bulk of freshmen, who cruise to reelection after winning their seats the first time, Riggleman is locked in a nasty Republican renomination battle against Bob Good, a Campbell County supervisor and former athletics official at Liberty University . . . “He comes out as pro-gay marriage. He comes out as pro-drug legalization, and he limps down the stretch of the nomination after it becomes revealed that he's a purple progressive...
  • Ex-NFL player Don Carey [“backed by Republicans”] elected to Chesapeake council, ousting longtime councilman Dwight Parker

    05/21/2020 9:13:09 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 16 replies
    Virginia Pilot ^ | May 20, 2020 | Gordon Rago
    CHESAPEAKE - Chesapeake’s City Council will skew a bit younger with the election of Don Carey, a 33-year-old retired NFL player. He easily beat longtime councilman Dwight Parker, 70, who lost his seat even as two other incumbents were re-elected. Carey had the strongest showing of all seven council candidates in the race for three at-large seats, with his 17,502 votes edging out Debbie Ritter’s 17,374, according to the latest unofficial results released Wednesday after officials finished counting a historically large number of absentee ballots. Parker, who served as vice mayor from 2006 to 2008, lost his bid for another...