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Exclusive: Wall Street firm dangled up to 175% returns to investors using U.S. aid programs

Thu, 09 Apr 2020 15:38:17
Source: Reuters

BUSINESS NEWS APRIL 9, 2020 / 6:05 AM / UPDATED 4 HOURS AGO

Exclusive: Wall Street firm dangled up to 175% returns to investors using U.S. aid programs

Lawrence Delevingne
5 MIN READ

BOSTON (Reuters) - A New York investment firm pitched wealthy investors i...
 Exclusive: Wall Street firm dangled up to 175% returns to investors using U.S. aid programs


Pence's office blocks public health officials from appearing on CNN

Thu, 09 Apr 2020 14:38:02
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 Pence's office blocks public health officials from appearing on CNN


Coronavirus-wracked nursing home evacuated after most of staff failed to show for two days

Thu, 09 Apr 2020 12:59:16
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 Coronavirus-wracked nursing home evacuated after most of staff failed to show for two days


Barr says 'draconian' lockdown measures should be reexamined by May

Thu, 09 Apr 2020 12:38:28
The comments arrived as the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus, continued to climb in the U.S. As of Thursday morning, the U.S. had reported roughly 432,000 confirmed cases of the virus and more than 14,800 deaths from it. ...
 Barr says 'draconian' lockdown measures should be reexamined by May


6.6 million Americans filed for unemployed last week, bringing the pandemic total to over 17 million

Thu, 09 Apr 2020 12:33:40
Source: Washington Post

The surge of job losses continued last week with 6.6 million Americans applying for unemployment benefits, the Labor Department said Thursday. More than 17 million new jobless claims have been filed in the past four weeks, a rapid and unprecedented escalatio...
 6.6 million Americans filed for unemployed last week, bringing the pandemic total to over 17 million


Bipartisan group of senators demands Trump explain intel IG firing

Thu, 09 Apr 2020 11:45:12
Source: Politico

CONGRESS

Bipartisan group of senators demands Trump explain intel IG firing

The letter, signed by eight senators, represents Congress' clearest denunciation yet of the decision to sack the intelligence community inspector general.

By ANDREW DESIDERIO

04...
 Bipartisan group of senators demands Trump explain intel IG firing


Enbridge seeks permits to build Great Lakes oil tunnel

Thu, 09 Apr 2020 11:24:53
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 Enbridge seeks permits to build Great Lakes oil tunnel


Hundreds of young Americans have now been killed by the coronavirus, data shows

Thu, 09 Apr 2020 07:55:41



https://twitter.com/washingtonpost/status/1247965748120731650?s=20


https://twitter.com/washingtonpost/status/1247968705797111815?s=20...
 Hundreds of young Americans have now been killed by the coronavirus, data shows


Former acting Navy secretary's trip to Guam, which led to his resignation, cost almost a quarter of

Thu, 09 Apr 2020 06:12:10
There are probably ancillary costs not included in that total as well. His salary for 2 days worth of travel, per diem, security, etc.

IMO, his hair plugs were also a dubious investment....
 Former acting Navy secretary's trip to Guam, which led to his resignation, cost almost a quarter of


Feds Loosen Virus Rules To Let Essential Workers Return

Thu, 09 Apr 2020 05:23:49
Regarding new guidelines for essential workers, the CDC recommends that exposed employees take their temperatures before their shifts, wear face masks and practice social distancing at work. They are advised to stay home if they are ill as well, not share headsets or other objects used near the face...
 Feds Loosen Virus Rules To Let Essential Workers Return


White House working on plan to cut aid to W.H.O.

Thu, 09 Apr 2020 03:55:58
Since cutting the pandemic response team, cutting $200 million from pandemic response, and firing the immunologist liason to China worked out so well for Trump, why not cut funding to the WHO? It is sort of like Trump's longstanding efforts to sabotage the ACA only to then argue that it is not work...
 White House working on plan to cut aid to W.H.O.


Ivanka Trump seeks to headline administration's small business recovery effort

Thu, 09 Apr 2020 01:49:20
another frigging trump at the helm!!


https://twitter.com/atrupar/status/1247602123522682887?s=20


https://twitter.com/atrupar/status/1247603025994227716?s=20...
 Ivanka Trump seeks to headline administration's small business recovery effort


Kansas coronavirus update: Gov. Laura Kelly condemns A.G., legislators for 'political attack' as dea

Thu, 09 Apr 2020 01:31:28
Kansas--is like WI--a Dem Governor but Repugs in the legislature.




https://twitter.com/Tajahnaes/status/1248031421748465665?s=20

https://twitter.com/G_Dubbya/status/1247997692422131713?s=20

https://twitter.com/JaggedStar1/status/1247983514957512707?s=20

https://twitter.com/LexNic...
 Kansas coronavirus update: Gov. Laura Kelly condemns A.G., legislators for 'political attack' as dea


State Farm says it might offer insurance refunds by Friday.

Thu, 09 Apr 2020 00:25:33

This is a reasonable flow of money.

Bravo to Newsy for the investigative type journamalism.

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 State Farm says it might offer insurance refunds by Friday.


Trump's New Chief of Staff Rattles White House in Crisis Mode

Wed, 08 Apr 2020 23:24:27
https://twitter.com/TheRickWilson/status/1248026852096184320...
 Trump's New Chief of Staff Rattles White House in Crisis Mode


Saudi officials announce Yemen cease-fire amid pandemic

Wed, 08 Apr 2020 23:23:40
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 Saudi officials announce Yemen cease-fire amid pandemic


Linda Tripp, whose tapes were pivotal in Clinton impeachment scandal, dies

Wed, 08 Apr 2020 22:09:57
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 Linda Tripp, whose tapes were pivotal in Clinton impeachment scandal, dies


Army Corps of Engineers "beginning to run out of time" to build medical facilities ahead of peak inf

Wed, 08 Apr 2020 20:37:45

 Army Corps of Engineers "beginning to run out of time" to build medical facilities ahead of peak inf


Trump: GOP should fight mail-in voting because it 'doesn't work out well for Republicans'

Wed, 08 Apr 2020 20:36:55
#trumpisaloser



@MSNBC
President Trump: "I think mail-in voting is horrible, it's corrupt."

Reporter: "You voted by mail in Florida's election last month, didn't you?"

Trump: "Sure. I can vote by mail"

Reporter: "How do you reconcile with that?"

Trump: "Because I'm allowed to."

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 Trump: GOP should fight mail-in voting because it 'doesn't work out well for Republicans'


Pandemic deals blow to plastic bag bans, plastic reduction

Wed, 08 Apr 2020 19:44:48

 Pandemic deals blow to plastic bag bans, plastic reduction


Fed eases limit on Wells Fargo to make more small biz loans

Wed, 08 Apr 2020 19:22:19
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 Fed eases limit on Wells Fargo to make more small biz loans


Allen Garfield, elite '70s character actor, dies at 80

Wed, 08 Apr 2020 18:12:17
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 Allen Garfield, elite '70s character actor, dies at 80


U.S. coronavirus death projection lowered but official warns of 'second wave'

Wed, 08 Apr 2020 18:10:24
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 U.S. coronavirus death projection lowered but official warns of 'second wave'


Labor Department vows to protect workers who report unsafe conditions

Wed, 08 Apr 2020 17:53:21
The Navy relieved Capt. Brett Crozier, the captain who sounded the alarm about an outbreak of COVID-19 aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt.

Last month, an emergency room doctor in Washington state and a nurse in Chicago were fired after speaking out about their working conditions.

New York City ...
 Labor Department vows to protect workers who report unsafe conditions


Coronavirus: Boris Johnson 'improving' as intensive care treatment continues

Wed, 08 Apr 2020 17:20:39
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 Coronavirus: Boris Johnson 'improving' as intensive care treatment continues


Air Canada to rehire 16,500 workers laid off due to pandemic

Wed, 08 Apr 2020 16:36:00
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While in this country we have a traitor wanting to make a payroll tax cut permanent too undermine Social Security and Medicare...................:mad: :mad: :mad: :nuke: :grr: :grr: ...
 Air Canada to rehire 16,500 workers laid off due to pandemic


Bernie Sanders drops out of presidential race

Wed, 08 Apr 2020 15:26:55
Source: NBC

Bernie Sanders is ending his presidential campaign, he announced on Wednesday.

The Vermont independent senator's 2020 bid started off strong. He narrowly missed first place in Iowa before picking up wins in New Hampshire and Nevada. All the while, his campaign contin...
 Bernie Sanders drops out of presidential race


Bridge collapses in Italy, newest crumbling infrastructure

Wed, 08 Apr 2020 15:05:10
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 Bridge collapses in Italy, newest crumbling infrastructure


Wuhan ends lockdown as health workers buckle under strain

Wed, 08 Apr 2020 14:16:24
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 Wuhan ends lockdown as health workers buckle under strain


Coronavirus has people calling the police and shaming neighbors on social media

Wed, 08 Apr 2020 14:09:46
This has been an issue in Clearwater. One of our neighbors had a pool party and got flamed on the neighborhood watch. It started a debate with the TP45 nuts.

In Floriduh, nothing is enforced (yet), so I wonder how long it will be before there is gun play.

:shrug: ...
 Coronavirus has people calling the police and shaming neighbors on social media


Intelligence report warned of coronavirus crisis as early as November: Sources

Wed, 08 Apr 2020 09:56:10
November... :facepalm:...
 Intelligence report warned of coronavirus crisis as early as November: Sources


Child Rape Charges Against Mexican Megachurch Leader Tossed on Technicality

Wed, 08 Apr 2020 05:03:11

 Child Rape Charges Against Mexican Megachurch Leader Tossed on Technicality


Georgia Governor Weighs 'New Options' After Facing Coronavirus Backlash

Wed, 08 Apr 2020 04:57:34
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 Georgia Governor Weighs 'New Options' After Facing Coronavirus Backlash


Judge rules Florida can't block ex-felons from voting over outstanding fees

Wed, 08 Apr 2020 04:54:04
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 Judge rules Florida can't block ex-felons from voting over outstanding fees


U.S. oil state senators to talk crude markets with Saudi officials Saturday: source

Wed, 08 Apr 2020 04:39:59
(Doesn't the photo above make it appear Trump is having a garage sale at the White House?)...
 U.S. oil state senators to talk crude markets with Saudi officials Saturday: source


Hospitals say feds are seizing masks and other coronavirus supplies without a word

Wed, 08 Apr 2020 03:05:56
See the other article about how Massachusetts got by the feds.



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 Hospitals say feds are seizing masks and other coronavirus supplies without a word


Sailor aboard 4th U.S. aircraft carrier tests positive for coronavirus

Wed, 08 Apr 2020 02:51:43
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 Sailor aboard 4th U.S. aircraft carrier tests positive for coronavirus


Trump allies put unproven virus drug to work in Texas

Wed, 08 Apr 2020 02:28:16

Armstrong is no regular physician. He is a Republican National Committee member and GOP activist in Houston, and after calling Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, the Texas chairman of Trump's presidential campaign in 2016, Armstrong soon had enough doses to begin treating 27 infected residents of...
 Trump allies put unproven virus drug to work in Texas


John Prine, Who Chronicled the Human Condition in Song, Dies at 73

Wed, 08 Apr 2020 02:16:02
Source: New York Times

John Prine, the raspy-voiced country-folk singer whose ingenious lyrics to songs by turns poignant, angry and comic made him a favorite of Bob Dylan, Kris Kristofferson and others, died Tuesday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn. He wa...
 John Prine, Who Chronicled the Human Condition in Song, Dies at 73


Hundreds of NYC first responders return to work after recovering from coronavirus

Wed, 08 Apr 2020 01:32:32
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 Hundreds of NYC first responders return to work after recovering from coronavirus






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Peace demonstrations in the US October 26-28 2007
29.10 - 2007

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Large number of US citizens demonstrated against the war in Iraq (and the possible war in Iran) during this October weekend. Massive turnout in Boston and San Fransisco, and also in Chicago, LA and DC people took to the streets.
The message was: NO more war in Iraq! NO to a war with Iran!