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Sunday, August 01, 2021

YouTube has barred Sky News Australia from uploading new content for a week, saying it had breached rules on spreading Covid-19 misinformation. It issued a "strike" under its three-strike policy, the last of which means permanent removal. YouTube did not point to specific items but said it opposed material that "could cause real-world harm".

For starters, you repeatedly lied about the election results and achieved the deplorable distinction of being the congressman with the most tweets devoted to election lies and instigating the riot. Then you helped organize the "Stop the Steal" rallies with Ali Alexander while calling President Joe Biden a "usurper" who stole the election and was engaged in a "coup," challenging crowds to "take the Hill" and saying "sedition and treason for stealing votes is appropriate." You ended your "Open Letter to Arizona" by calling on supporters to "be ready to defend the Constitution and the White House." Finally, you lied on the floor of Congress and falsely claimed that hundreds of thousands of Arizona ballots had been deliberately switched from former President Donald Trump to Biden " a statistic you most certainly knew to be a complete lie. Read more

At the start of the novel coronavirus pandemic, New York served as the disease's ground zero in the United States, as it rapidly infected an unsuspecting public and quickly overwhelmed the state's hospitals. At the time, states like Texas were far behind New York in terms of total statewide COVID-19 deaths, but the Houston Chronicle reports that the Lonestar State has now surpassed New York despite once trailing it by 29,000 total deaths. Spencer Fox, associate director of the University of Texas COVID-19 Modeling Consortium, tells the Chronicle that he's not surprised that Texas has surpassed New York's death total given the two very different approaches they've taken to the pandemic. "They enacted really strong, precautionary measures that overall are well based in the available science," Fox told the paper. "It seems that many of the Texas policies were put in place to try and prevent health care collapse rather than trying to prevent transmission."

Saturday, July 31, 2021

New Zealand Olympic officials vowed Friday to shield transgender athlete Laurel Hubbard from a tsunami of negative social media comments as the weightlifter prepares to make history at the Tokyo Games. Hubbard is set to become the first openly transgender woman at the Olympics when she competes in the +87kg category on Monday, sparking heated online debate.

We take a dive into some of the wildest and weirdest conspiracy theories surrounding Denver International Airport to see what's true and what's not. Does the New World Order (NWO) control the airport? Is the 'Blucifer' haunted and/or a sign of the apocalypse? Do gargoyles live there in an underground society? Are the runways shaped like a Nazi symbol? Read more

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Are black bears getting bolder? Or are there just more of them this year? Both. If this continues -- and there's nothing to stop it -- it's bad news for the bears.

Friday, July 30, 2021

Late Father's Day present.......

Olympic women's volleyball.....

Allergy season in North America has been the lengthiest and the most severe in decades, and experts say the millions of disproportionately male trees planted in urban areas are partly to blame for high pollen counts.

Former President Trump lashed out at Senate Republicans on Thursday after the upper chamber voted to take up debate on a bipartisan infrastructure package, accusing Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and "RINOs," short for "Republicans in name only," of surrendering to Democrats. "Under the weak leadership of Mitch McConnell, Senate Republicans continue to lose," Trump said in a statement. "He lost Arizona, he lost Georgia, he ignored Election Fraud and he doesn't fight." "Now he's giving Democrats everything they want and getting nothing in return," he continued. "No deal is better than a bad deal. Fight for America, not for special interests and Radical Democrats. RINOs are ruining America, right alongside Communist Democrats."

In 1972, a group of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) scientists published an alarming prediction: If industrial society continued to grow unchecked, it would exhaust Earth's resources and lead to civilizational collapse by the middle of the 21st century. Read more

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Arthur the second longest running cartoon on broadcast television and third longest running cartoon ever is coming to an end. Read more

In the months since the U.S. Capitol assault, Donald Trump has led the GOP efforts to distort and dismiss the realities of the anti-democratic and deadly riot that the former president himself instigated. In his retelling, Ashli Babbitt"who was shot and killed trying to enter the House chamber on Jan. 6"wasn't so much a rioter as she was an "innocent, wonderful, incredible woman." And, in Trump's mind, some of the police officers who defended the Capitol that day aren't the real heroes, calling them liberal "pussies" who loathe MAGA, and outliers within a broadly pro-Trump law enforcement community.

A unvaccinated Mississippi man is warning others after he contracted COVID-19 and ended up losing a leg -- an event that turned him from vaccine skeptic to vaccine believer, WVUE reports. I was unvaccinated," said Bryan Thompson, 43, who added that he was otherwise healthy. "I myself was a little skeptical and I felt it got rushed. I wanted to just make sure it was safe. We were in a low-risk situation. It wasn't like I was a front-line worker somewhere seeing hundreds of people a day. So I figured if anyone can take a little bit of a risk it could be us because of our situation." "My blood pressure was 71/40, and my oxygen was in the very low 80s. I mean, I was on my way out," he said. "It probably wouldn't have been much longer and I would have died."

Ages ago I got to tag along when some nice soviet kids were taken to an American big box store for the first time. They just about cried when they saw how many kinds of ice cream existed. Read more

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