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Monday, April 12, 2021

Trump is out of office we can now safely point out that declaring oneself pure while criticizing other shortcomings isn't the same as being a good person.

Hell I haven't eaten at McDonald's since the 80s but you don't see me putting down people who have.


Knoxville Police Department (KPD) in Tennessee said that multiple agencies are at the scene of a shooting at Austin-East Magnet High School. There are multiple gunshot victims reported, KPD said in a tweet on Monday, including one of their officers. The investigation is "active," police said. A reunification site is set up at the baseball field behind the school, police said in another tweet. This is a developing story.


Nevada's Republican Party voted to censure the secretary of state, accusing her of failing to fully investigate allegations of fraud in the 2020 election. She says there was no widespread fraud and that her own party is attacking her for refusing to "put my thumb on the scale of democracy." Barbara Cegavske, the only Republican statewide office holder in Nevada, said members of her party are disappointed with the election results and believe fraud occurred "despite a complete lack of evidence to support that belief." Cegavske, who has overseen elections in the state since 2014, has repeatedly defended the results as reliable and accurate despite attacks from President Donald Trump and other Republicans.


The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) presented a new award to former President Trump over the weekend as GOP officials and fundraisers descended on Palm Beach, Fla., for a donor retreat. The NRSC's inaugural Champion for Freedom Award was given to Trump by Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.), who chairs the GOP's Senate campaign committee. In a statement, the NRSC described the honor as intended for "conservative leaders who have worked tirelessly to create good jobs, protect the values that make our country great, and stop the Democrats' socialist agenda."


Since 2015, right-wing extremists have been involved in 267 plots or attacks and 91 fatalities, the data shows. At the same time, attacks and plots ascribed to far-left views accounted for 66 incidents leading to 19 deaths. "What is most concerning is that the number of domestic terror plots and attacks are at the highest they have been in decades," said Seth Jones, director of the database project at CSIS, a nonpartisan Washington-based nonprofit that specializes in national security issues. "It's so important for Americans to understand the gravity of the threat before it gets worse." Read more


After years of avoiding words like redistribution and labels like socialist, the core of the Democratic Party is embracing big government.


All the things that could prolong the COVID-19 pandemic -- that could make this virus a part of our lives longer than anyone wants " are playing out right in front of our eyes. The big picture: Right now, the U.S. is still making fantastic progress on vaccinations. But as variants of the virus cause new outbreaks and infect more children, the U.S. is also getting a preview of what the future could hold if our vaccination push loses steam -- as experts fear it soon might.


Gerardo Serrano ticked off the border crossing agents by taking some photos on his phone. So they took his pickup truck and held onto it for more than two years. Only after Serrano filed a federal lawsuit did he get back his Ford F-250. Now he wants the Supreme Court to step in and require a prompt court hearing as a matter of constitutional fairness whenever federal officials take someone's property under civil forfeiture law. The justices could consider his case when they meet privately on Friday.


Rep. Matt Gaetz, who's facing a federal investigation into sex trafficking allegations, was recently denied a meeting with Donald Trump at his Mar-a-Lago estate as the ex-President and his allies continue to distance themselves from the Florida congressman.

Two people familiar with the matter said Gaetz tried to schedule a visit with Trump after it was first revealed that he was being investigated, but the request was rejected by aides close to the former President, who have urged Trump not to stick his neck out to defend Gaetz. Harlan Hill, a spokesman for Gaetz, said the congressman did not request a meeting with Trump this week.


Sunday, April 11, 2021

Parkland shooting survivor and gun-control advocate David Hogg on Saturday announced he would step back from his role in the pillow company he started to compete with conservative Mike Lindell's MyPillow. The 20-year-old wrote in a tweet that he had "resigned and released all shares, any ownership and any control of Good Pillow LLC" effective immediately. "The reasons for my departure rest entirely with me and my own personal commitments and I truly wish [co-founder William LeGate] nothing but the best," he wrote. Hogg, first announced in February that he was partnering with LeGate, a tech entrepreneur, on the venture which he believes would offer "progressive competition," to Lindell's MyPillow. He claimed they could put Lindell out of business.


Chicago lumber futures surged past $1070 per thousand board to a fresh record high as demand is outstripping supply. Since last spring lumber prices have risen 180% as the stay-at-home lifestyle has encouraged homeowners to expand or remodel their existing dwellings and low mortgage rates exacerbated the home-building spree.


In the 2 1/2 weeks since President Joe Biden announced he was tasking Vice President Kamala Harris with leading diplomatic efforts to stem the flow of migrants at the Southern border, the White House has found itself having to clarify the shape of her role on a near-daily basis. White House press secretary Jen Psaki has fielded frequent questions on whether Harris' role includes addressing the current situation on the southern border, while aides to the vice president have quickly shot down suggestions that Harris is focused on anything other than tackling the root causes of migration in Mexico and the "Northern Triangle" countries of Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras. "The Northern Triangle, which I'm sure you're aware of," Psaki said Wednesday, "is not the same as the border." Read more


After nearly three months out of office, former President Donald Trump still holds significant influence over Republican voters' medical decisions " the same voters who are most likely to say they will not be vaccinated against the coronavirus. A The Economist/YouGov Poll released this week asked respondents "How much do you trust medical advice from each of the following officials?" Trump was by far the least trusted among all respondents, at just 29 percent, including 6 percent of Democrats and 29 percent of Independents. But among Republicans, a whopping 66 percent said they trust Trump "a lot" or "somewhat" for medical advice. Respondents were also asked "When a coronavirus vaccine becomes available to you, will you get vaccinated?" Among all respondents, 24 percent responded "no," including 8 percent of Democrats, 29 percent of Independents, and 40 percent of Republicans.


Police and local leaders in several cities across the U.S. were bracing for "White Lives Matter" events that were reportedly planned for Sunday, according to reports. The expected events raised the possibility of clashes between event participants and groups who oppose them, as well as between the groups and law enforcement, Forbes reported. Huntington Beach, California, was expected to be a primary location, with a 1 p.m. PT rally there said to be organized by a Ku Klux Klan group, according to the magazine. Similar demonstrations were expected in cities such as Fargo, North Dakota; Raleigh, North Carolina; Columbus, Ohio; and Albuquerque, New Mexico, according to Forbes. Lt. Brian Smith of the Huntington Beach police said the force had not yet been able to confirm that a rally would actually take place, the Los Angeles Times reported. The concerns were raised after some KKK fliers were distributed recently in Huntington Beach and nearby towns, the Times reported.


Saturday, April 10, 2021

Rather then getting a horde of idiots to fight for him Trump could have had an army of these robotic hellhounds mass-produced and equipped with all manner of weapons.


Iran began feeding gas to cascades of new, advanced centrifuges and unveiled dozens of "achievements" to mark its national nuclear technology day in an effort to show its nuclear programme is peaceful. Read more


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