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  • Senate panel advances bill targeting online child sexual abuse

    07/02/2020 11:38:42 AM PDT · by bitt · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/2/2020 | CHRIS MILLS RODRIGO
    The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday unanimously advanced a bill tying legal protections for online platforms to efforts to combat child sexual abuse material. The Eliminating Abusive and Rampant Neglect of Interactive Technologies (EARN IT) Act would amend Section 230 of the 1996 Communications Decency Act to allow federal and state claims against online companies that host child exploitation content. Section 230, which has come under increased scrutiny since President Trump targeted it in an executive order in May, gives internet companies immunity from lawsuits for content posted on their sites by third parties and allows them to make "good...
  • Russians grant Putin right to extend his rule until 2036 in landslide vote

    07/02/2020 6:32:04 AM PDT · by Salman · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | JULY 1, 2020 | Andrew Osborn, Vladimir Soldatkin
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russians opened the door to Vladimir Putin staying in power until 2036 by voting overwhelmingly for constitutional changes that will allow him to run again for president twice, but critics said the outcome was falsified on an industrial scale. Official results published on Thursday, after 100% of ballots had been counted, showed that the former KGB officer who has ruled Russia for more than two decades as president or prime minister had easily won the right to run for two more six-year terms after the current one ends in 2024. That means Putin, 67, could rule until...
  • Ed Henry is fired from Fox News (more details)

    07/02/2020 3:13:21 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 45 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 7-2-2020 | Peter Barry Chowka
    Prominent Fox News channel daily anchor Ed Henry was summarily fired yesterday as the #MeToo movement has apparently claimed its latest mark. The announcement came in an internal email to Fox News staff early Wednesday morning, followed by an email to journalists including this author that featured a screen shot of the internal email announcing Henry's "termination." The cause for Henry's dismissal was alleged confirmation after a brief "independent investigation" of "a complaint about Ed Henry from a former employee's attorney involving willful sexual misconduct in the workplace years ago." No further details of Henry's alleged "sexual misconduct" have been...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Remembering Our Troops! ~ 02 July 2020

    07/01/2020 6:08:51 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 52 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Remembering Our Troops!! ~ FIREFIGHTING TRAINING Sailors aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard fight a simulated fire during a training scenario in the South China Sea, Sept. 28, 2016. The amphibious assault ship is supporting security and stability in the Indo-Asia Pacific region. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class David Holmes Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. ICELANDIC SWEEP Air Force Staff Sgt. Cole Carroll sweeps an area with a mine detector during...
  • Manufacturing Recovery Was Much Stronger Than Expected in June

    07/01/2020 4:37:34 PM PDT · by Forgiven_Sinner · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1 Jul 2020 | JOHN CARNEY
    Factory activity in the U.S. surged higher than expected in June, suggesting that the broader economy grew for the second consecutive month after April’s contraction. The Institute for Supply Management’s index of manufacturing activity jumped 9.5 percentage points to 52.6 in June. The gauge of new orders rose 24.6 points to 56.4, the largest ever monthly increase. The production component of the index also rose by more than 24 points to 57.3. The Purchasing Managers Index is constructed from the results of surveys of executives in manufacturing businesses. Economists had expected a reading of 49, with the highest estimate in...
  • China Fears Admitting Galwan Casualties May Lead To Unrest: Dissident

    07/01/2020 3:37:03 PM PDT · by libh8er · 11 replies
    NDTV ^ | 7.1.2020
    Washington DC: Disgruntled retired and serving Chinese Army cadres, who are hurt by the treatment meted out by the government, can launch an "armed" anti-regime action against Xi Jinping's government, said Jianli Yang, a Chinese dissident and son of a former Communist Party leader. In an opinion piece in The Washington Post, Jianli Yang, the founder and president of Citizen Power Initiatives for China, writes that Beijing fears that the admitting that it had lost troops, that too more in number than its opponent, could lead to major domestic unrest that can even put the regime of Chinese Communist Party...
  • COVID-19 Update - 07/01/2020

    07/01/2020 4:04:31 PM PDT · by DoughtyOne · 12 replies
    My own workup | 07/01/2020 | DoughtyOne
    PING LIST - Please contact me as needed... COVID-19 Update # 105 As of 06/30/2020 23:15 PDST     United States CDC - Provisional NumbersAs of 00/00/2020 23:45 PDST     Johns Hopkins University - Capture Nations InformatonAs of 00/00/2020 23:45 PDST     Johns Hopkins University - Capture Counties InformationAs of 00/00/2020 23:46 PDST     Johns Hopkins University - Process JHU DataAs of 00/00/2020 23:59 PDST     WorldofMeters - Document Core NumbersAs of 00/00/2020 23:59 PDST     WorldofMeters - Capture Nations InformationAs of 00/00/2020 23:59 PDST     WorldofMeters - Capture States InformationAs of 00/00/2020 00:00...
  • Utah republicans pick former Raiders safety as nominee in possible House pick-up

    07/01/2020 2:19:24 PM PDT · by mac_truck · 25 replies
    Oraville Mercury Register ^ | 7/1/2020 | CNN Wire Service
    Utah Democrat Ben McAdams narrowly won his congressional seat in 2018 and Republicans hope to make him a one-term member. And on Tuesday, the party picked their nominee: Former NFL player Burgess Owens, a Fox News commentator who raised the most money of all his Republican rivals headed into the primary. Owens, who played a decade in the NFL as safety for the New York Jets and Oakland Raiders, bested state Rep. Kim Coleman to win the nomination. Trump carried Utah’s 4th Congressional District by 7 points in 2016. And while McAdams won in 2018, his win was narrow, leading...
  • After Watching Tucker Carlson, Trump Reportedly Regrets Going Along With Kushner’s ‘Woke Sh*t’

    07/01/2020 2:02:26 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 128 replies
    National File ^ | 1 Jul 20 | Gabriel Keane
    The President reportedly believes that Kushner-recommended racial pandering has hurt him politically, and not won him any new voters President Donald Trump reportedly regrets letting son-in-law Jared Kushner take the reigns on foreign and domestic policy, in light of the negative public response to the Trump administration’s ill-received efforts to placate Black Lives Matter rioters over the past month. Axios reported Wednesday that sources inside the White House say Trump wants “no more of Jared’s woke sh*t,” after several weeks of abysmal polling for the administration that indicates an uphill battle in the 2020 election, and no net increase in...
  • WATCH: Seattle police move into CHOP

    07/01/2020 8:16:58 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 53 replies
    King 5 ^ | 1/7/20
    ...The Seattle Police Department moved into the "Capitol Hill Organized Protest" zone early Wednesday morning.
  • Feds Bust Black Lives Matter Organizer for Blackmailing Local Businesses [ Wisconsin ]

    06/26/2020 5:17:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 55 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | Jun 26, 2020 | Daniel Greenfield
    You don't want 600 people to come here and destroy your business and burn it down".. The riot in Madison was inspired by the arrest of organizer Devonere Johnson for 'organizing' in a restaurant. The resulting violence saw statues toppled and a Democrat state senator beaten. Now the Feds have busted Johnson for blackmailing businesses. ... U.S. Attorney Scott Blader filed the charges against Devonere Johnson, alleging he threatened to bash windows of downtown businesses unless employees gave him money. Blader also alleges Johnson, 28, threatened to "shut down and destroy" another business unless Johnson and his friends were provided...
  • MISSISSIPPI House Bill 1796 (State Flag; revise with a commission and require words "In God We Trust.")

    MISSISSIPPI LEGISLATURE 2020 Regular Session To: Rules By: Representatives Gunn, White, Johnson, Anderson (110th), Karriem, Williams-Barnes, Hines, Banks, Paden, Brown (70th), Porter, Mickens, McCray, Foster, Summers, Burnett, Clark, Crudup, Evans (91st), Denton, Reynolds, Scott, Anthony, Gibbs (72nd), Holloway, Ford (73rd), Osborne, Rosebud, Bell (65th), Harness, Walker, Hudson, Taylor, McGee, Faulkner House Bill 1796(As Sent to Governor) AN ACT TO ESTABLISH THE COMMISSION TO REDESIGN THE MISSISSIPPI STATE FLAG; TO PRESCRIBE THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE COMMISSION AND TO PROVIDE FOR ITS ORGANIZATION AND MEETINGS; TO PROVIDE THAT THE NEW DESIGN FOR THE MISSISSIPPI STATE FLAG RECOMMENDED BY THE COMMISSION SHALL...
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The What Part Of The 4th Of July Are You Quiz - Wednesday, July 1, 2020

    06/30/2020 6:00:01 PM PDT · by luvie · 103 replies
    The best troops and vets in the world...and their families. Since 1776 | luvie and the Canteen Patriots
    ~ Freeper Canteen ~ --Canteen Mission Statement-- Showing support and boosting the morale of our military and our allies' military and family members of the above. Honoring those who have served before. Today We Want You To Take The..... What Part Of The 4th of July Are You Quiz Click HERE and take the quiz!To share your results, click on the "HTML" button, then copy and paste the code into a "Reply" box. Have fun! Please remember that The Canteen here to support and entertain our troops and veterans and their families, and is family friendly.
  • Fauci warns Congress that new US coronavirus cases could rise to 100,000 a day

    06/30/2020 3:48:32 PM PDT · by TomServo · 101 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/30/2020 | Clare Foran and Jamie Ehrlich
    Washington (CNN)Coronavirus task force member Dr. Anthony Fauci issued a stark warning on Tuesday to lawmakers on Capitol Hill, telling them he wouldn't be surprised if the US sees new cases of coronavirus rising to a level of 100,000 a day. "We are now having 40-plus thousand new cases a day. I would not be surprised if we go up to 100,000 a day if this does not turn around and so I am very concerned," Fauci told the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee during a hearing on the pandemic on Tuesday. Fauci expressed dismay over people congregating...
  • WATCH: Biden delivers remarks on the Trump's response to the coronavirus

    06/30/2020 3:42:59 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 30/6/20 | Joe Biden
    Heard the presser earlier today on FNC. Attacks Trump. Says he's surrendered to Covid. Says he doesn't read intelligence briefings, so missed part about Russia and Taliban (which was never in an intelligence briefing and the State Department denied ever receiving any corroborating evidence, and Putin and the Taliban deny ever doing).
  • COVID-19 Update - 06/30/2020

    06/30/2020 2:56:56 PM PDT · by DoughtyOne · 24 replies
    My own workup | 06/30/2020 | DoughtyOne
    PING LIST - Please contact me as needed... COVID-19 Update # 104 As of 06/29/2020 23:15 PDST     United States CDC - Provisional NumbersAs of 00/00/2020 23:45 PDST     Johns Hopkins University - Capture Nations InformatonAs of 00/00/2020 23:45 PDST     Johns Hopkins University - Capture Counties InformationAs of 00/00/2020 23:46 PDST     Johns Hopkins University - Process JHU DataAs of 00/00/2020 23:59 PDST     WorldofMeters - Document Core NumbersAs of 00/00/2020 23:59 PDST     WorldofMeters - Capture Nations InformationAs of 00/00/2020 23:59 PDST     WorldofMeters - Capture States InformationAs of 00/00/2020 00:00...
  • COVID-19 will turn the state pension problem into a fiscal crisis

    06/30/2020 12:58:19 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 28 replies
    The Conversation ^ | 16 Jun 20 | Raymond Scheppach
    You may be wondering why, over the last few months, the state pension problem – normally not a subject of widespread discussion – has been in the news. In fact, you may be wondering just what the state pension problem is. The problem – and it’s a big one – is that many of the public employee pension plans run by states don’t have enough money in them to make upcoming pension payments to retired state workers. The first time the subject came up recently was toward the end of February. That’s when teachers in Kentucky called a sick-out...
  • Scientists Say New Strain of Swine Flu Virus Is Spreading to Humans in China

    06/30/2020 11:22:13 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 58 replies
    NYTIMES ^ | jUNE 30, 2020 | By Mike Ives
    HONG KONG — A new strain of the H1N1 swine flu virus is spreading silently in workers on pig farms in China and should be “urgently” controlled to avoid another pandemic, a team of scientists says in a new study. H1N1 is highly transmissible and spread around the world in 2009, killing about 285,000 people and morphing into seasonal flu. The newer strain, known as G4 EA H1N1, has been common on China’s pig farms since 2016 and replicates efficiently in human airways, according to the study published on Monday. So far, it has infected some people without causing disease,...
  • Higher Taxes, Layoffs, And Service Cuts: The State And City Budget Crisis Is Here

    06/30/2020 9:56:59 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 21 replies
    Forbes ^ | Jun 30, 2020,11:53am EDT | Richard McGahey
    The recession is hitting state and city budgets hard in the new fiscal year that starts on July 1. They are responding by firing workers, reducing services, and even increasing taxes. Massive federal aid is the only real solution. The new fiscal year for 46 states and many cities begins on Wednesday. And a flood of red ink caused by the deep pandemic recession is forcing them to fire workers, reduce spending and services, and even raise taxes (one of the worst things you can do in a recession). Without Congress providing up to $1 trillion in federal aid, non-federal...
  • CDC Antibody Studies Confirm Huge Gap Between COVID-19 Infections and Known Cases (Important!)

    06/30/2020 6:50:28 AM PDT · by Hostage · 51 replies
    REASON ^ | 6-28-2020 | Jacob Sullum
    The difference implies that the virus is much less deadly than it looks, but it also makes contact tracing a daunting challenge. Newly published antibody test results from half a dozen parts of the country confirm that COVID-19 infections in the United States far outnumber confirmed cases. The ratio of estimated infections to known cases in these studies, which the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported on Friday, range from 6 to 1 in Connecticut as of early May to 24 to 1 in Missouri as of late April. These results confirm something we already knew: The...