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  • Mysterious Iceland Earthquake Swarm Hits 9,000 In Less Than 2 Weeks

    07/02/2020 1:41:37 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 33 replies
    ibtimes ^ | 6/29/20 | Iñigo Monzon
    The number of earthquakes detected in Iceland has already increased to 9,000. The series of earthquakes began as scientists in the country reported signs of activity from Iceland’s most active volcano. In its latest report, the Icelandic Meteorological Office (IMO) noted that it had detected a total of 9,000 earthquakes as of June 29. According to the agency, the earthquake swarm began on June 19 in areas northeast of Siglufjörður, which is a fishing town located on the northern coast of Iceland. Three of the earthquakes detected by the agency had magnitudes of over five. “The earthquake swarm began on...
  • How can we have a conversation about race when we don't talk about it?

    07/02/2020 11:32:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 2, 2020 | John A. Gronbeck-Tedesco
    The racial reckoning enveloping the country confirms that post-racial America was nothing but a pipe dream. The sheer depth and intensity of the reinvigorated Black Lives Matter protests portends the making of a Civil Rights Movement 2.0. As more demands are made for structural and systemic changes around policing, incarceration, housing, health care, employment and education, there is much to be hopeful for as the nation struggles to create a new democracy out of its collective action.
  • Jimmy Carter speaks out against Israeli sovereignty plans, touts former accords

    07/02/2020 11:07:18 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter has criticized Israel’s plans to apply sovereignty to parts of Judea and Samaria, more commonly known as the West Bank. “Israel’s planned annexation of up to 30 [percent] of the West Bank as early as today would violate international laws prohibiting the acquisition of territory by force and changing the status of occupied territories,” said Carter in a statement on Wednesday. “The planned move would violate the Oslo and Camp David Accords, and jeopardize Israel’s peace treaties with Jordan and Egypt.” …
  • The Visit (Ghislaine Maxwell gets a visit in jail..) HUMOR

    07/02/2020 10:49:05 AM PDT · by bitt · 10 replies
    youtube ^ | 7/2/2020 | The United Spot
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIqreKUx8CE&feature=emb_logo
  • Conservative/Classical Liberal Groups

    07/02/2020 10:37:46 AM PDT · by Intar · 4 replies
    Does anyone in SoCal know of any active Conservative groups in the area? I don't want to believe that California is such a lost cause that no one out here will get active in the community and spread the gospel of personal liberty and self-determination.
  • ADL CEO under fire for partnering with Sharpton in advocating Facebook boycott

    07/02/2020 10:30:13 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Jewish News Syindicate ^ | July 2, 2020 | Jackson Richman
    Anti-Defamation League national director and CEO Jonathan Greenblatt has come under fire from Jewish groups for appearing on the MSNBC show “Politics Nation With Al Sharpton” on Sunday to promote the ADL’s call for corporations to boycott Facebook in July over its unwillingness to ban hate speech on the social-media giant’s platform. While the message seems on target with ADL’s work, the idea of partnering with someone like Sharpton, who has a history of anti-Semitism and other bigotry, is hypocritical, if not counterproductive, they say. Rabbi Abraham Cooper, the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s associate dean and director of global social action,...
  • From John Hopkins Journal: GREAT REPORT on Hydroxychloroquine + Zinc for Covid-19

    07/02/2020 10:17:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hydroxychloroquine+azithromycin has been widely misrepresented in both clinical reports and public media, and outpatient trials results are not expected until September. Early outpatient illness is very different than later hospitalized florid disease and the treatments differ. Evidence about use of hydroxychloroquine alone, or of hydroxychloroquine+azithromycin in inpatients, is irrelevant concerning efficacy of the pair in early high-risk outpatient disease. Five studies, including two controlled clinical trials, have demonstrated significant major outpatient treatment efficacy. Hydroxychloroquine+azithromycin has been used as standard-of-care in more than 300,000 older adults with multicomorbidities, with estimated proportion diagnosed with cardiac arrhythmias attributable to the medications 47/100,000...
  • Investors Reportedly Call on Corporations to Cut Ties With Washington Redskins

    07/02/2020 9:33:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    Yahoo ^ | July 1, 2020 | Joshua Espinoza
    Three of the world's biggest corporations have been asked to terminate their partnerships with the Washington Redskins unless the team changes its controversial name. According to AdWeek, 87 investment firms and shareholders sent three separate letters to Nike, PepsiCo, and FedEx last week, pressuring each of the companies to cut ties with the NFL franchise. The investors—reportedly worth a collective $620 billion—argued that the Redskins name perpetuated racism against Native Americans and a partnership with the team conflicted with each companies' commitment to inclusion, diversity, and racial equality.
  • Alabama students throwing 'COVID parties' to see who gets infected: Officials

    07/02/2020 8:08:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 1, 2020 | Bill Hutchinson
    Students in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 have been attending parties in the city and surrounding area as part of a disturbing contest to see who can catch the virus first, a city council member told ABC News on Wednesday. Tuscaloosa City Councilor Sonya McKinstry said students have been organizing "COVID parties" as a game to intentionally infect each other with the contagion that has killed more than 127,000 people in the United States. She said she recently learned of the behavior and informed the city council of the parties occurring in the city.
  • Black campus activists demand Pitt fire faculty found guilty of racial bias by committee of black jurors

    07/02/2020 7:41:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    College Fix ^ | July 1, 2020 | Matt Lamb
    Black student activists at the University of Pittsburgh want to crackdown on racial bias at the school by making it easier to fire faculty and staff who are accused of racism. The demand by the students, who call themselves “Black Pitt,” state that faculty and staff with a complaint of “racial bias or excessive force … should be terminated and banned from the University campus immediately if found at fault,” according to a list of demands sent to the university. What’s more, “During the time of the investigation, the faculty/staff should be disclosed by name and banned from the University...
  • Law prof wants to scrap US Constitution's 'racist' and 'gendered' language

    07/02/2020 7:08:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    College Reform ^ | July 1, 2020 | Maria Copeland
    A law professor is calling for changes to the “outdated” language of the Constitution. Richard Albert, a professor of law and government at the University of Texas-Austin, denounced the Constitution in an op-ed for The Hill published Tuesday, saying that “its gendered and racist words stand in the way of true reconciliation in this divided country and have no place in any modern society.” "no place in any modern society" Tweet This Albert cites the 13th Amendment as an example of racism in the Constitution, saying that although it abolishes slavery it still includes the Fugitive Slave Clause; which, remaining...
  • What The Left Won’t Tell You About The Plight Of Black People And The Myth Of Systemic Racism

    07/02/2020 5:23:36 AM PDT · by bitt · 9 replies
    youtube ^ | 6/5/2020 | MRCTV
    What The Left Won’t Tell You About The Plight Of Black People And The Myth Of Systemic Racism (interviews with various movie stars, rap stars, other personalities that decry the MYTH - Morgan Freeman, etc)
  • Utah's Dixie State University considers name change, critics note slavery connotations

    07/02/2020 4:09:04 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 1, 2020 | Bradford Betz
    A university in southern Utah is considering dropping “Dixie” from its name amid nationwide protests against racial injustice that have brought a renewed focus on references to the Confederacy. Dixie State University, located about 300 miles south of Salt Lake City, has faced scrutiny in the past over its name but resisted changing. Now, protests following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody have renewed calls to change the name.
  • Hundreds of teens at 'pong fest' party in Texas were exposed to coronavirus, officials say

    07/02/2020 4:04:39 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | July 1, 2020 | Nicole Chavez and Gregory Lemos
    About 300 teens were exposed to Covid-19 at a "pong fest" party in Lakeway, Texas, on June 20, local officials say. At the time of the party, several teens were waiting for their Covid-19 test results, and have since tested positive, according to Shelly Parks, a spokesperson with Austin Homeland Security & Emergency Management.
  • Florida sheriff: I’ll deputize gun owners if violent protests erupt

    07/01/2020 7:13:25 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    AP ^ | July 1, 2020
    GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — A Florida sheriff says he will deputize every gun owner in his county to put down any violent protests his deputies can’t handle alone. Clay County Sheriff Darryl Daniels gave no indication in a three-minute video released Wednesday that any demonstrations are planned in his suburban Jacksonville county. Daniels also said he would protect any peaceful protests, but added that if anyone starts “tearing up Clay County, that is not going to be acceptable.”
  • NM to step up mask enforcement, impose traveler quarantine

    07/01/2020 4:43:08 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 30 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | Updated: Wednesday, July 1st, 2020 at 5:27pm | Dan Boyd And Dan Mckay
    SANTA FE — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said New Mexico will begin aggressively enforcing its mandate that people wear face masks in public settings — a necessity, she said, as the state hit the “grim milestone” of 500 deaths. With infections surging throughout the state, she said, New Mexicans will face $100 fines if they don’t wear a mask. Businesses must require customers wear one. The state, the governor said, will also impose a requirement that travelers into the state go into quarantine for 14 days, regardless of whether they arrive by plane or car. She also reported three more...
  • The privilege they erased from history: White Slavery

    07/01/2020 4:05:28 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 15 replies
    Youtube ^ | Jun 28, 2020 | Dana Ashlie
    Our history is written by the victors. What presentation of our history would best suite their chosen 'end game' for us? The straight up erasing and twisted of true history has happened on a variety of topics of course, but specifically the topic of slavery has been erased and retold in a way that points to another agenda that has been set up. Who gains and who is set to lose are the questions we need to ask.
  • YRC Gives Government 30% Stake In Latest Bailout (for $700 million loan)

    07/01/2020 12:39:44 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 11 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | July 1, 2020 | Benzinga
    YRC Worldwide (NASDAQ: YRCW) unveiled plans of a new $700 million lending agreement with the U.S. Department of the Treasury, which in turn will receive a stake of nearly 30% in the company. The July 1 press release outlines the latest lifeline for the less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier. The loan comes from a federal lending program under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), which is intended to help businesses survive the economic downturn caused by COVID-19 and maintain employment for their workers. The lending agreement will allow YRC to repay recently deferred health and welfare and pension...
  • Pizza Hut’s largest U.S. franchisee files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

    07/01/2020 12:13:22 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 64 replies
    CNBC ^ | July 1, 2020 | Amelia Lucas
    NPC International, the largest U.S. franchisee of Yum Brands’ Pizza Hut, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Wednesday. The company operates more than 1,200 Pizza Huts and nearly 400 Wendy’s restaurants. In contrast to most of the restaurant industry, Pizza Hut is one of the rare companies to report same-store sales growth in April and May, thanks to higher digital and delivery sales. But the coronavirus pandemic follows years of slumping U.S. sales for Pizza Hut, and NPC has struggled with a debt burden of roughly $1 billion. Seeking Chapter 11 protection means that NPC can continue to operate while...
  • Prayers for Marty, Board chair, Salem, Oregon

    07/01/2020 11:50:33 AM PDT · by goodnesswins · 15 replies
    Www.freerepublic.com ^ | Goodnesswins
    My friend is Chair of a large school district in Oregon...she and her Board members need prayers as they go into their last meeting this year..Noon Pacific time today....most are under attack as "racists" by no less than the Superintendent. ..pray for them to have strength against the evil trying to destroy them. Also, the Board is trying to keep SROs in the schools. Thank you.