Rolling Stone

Eric Clapton said he will not perform at any venues that require attendees to prove that they’ve been vaccinated against Covid-19.

Clapton issued his statement in response to Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s announcement on Monday, July 19th, that vaccine passes would be required to enter nightclubs and venues. Clapton’s statement was shared via the Telegram account of film producer and architect Robin Monotti, who has also been skeptical of the Covid-19 vaccine and expressed other doubts about the U.K. government’s response to the pandemic. (Clapton previously shared a message about his “disastrous” health experience after receiving the Covid-19 vaccine on Monotti’s Telegram page.)  Continue reading “Eric Clapton Will Not Play Shows Where Proof of Vaccine Is Required”

Pocket – by Abby Carney

Recently, while visiting me in Brooklyn, my mom’s eyes went twinkly as she noticed all the wild pokeweed growing around the neighborhood. A woolgathering reminiscence of her childhood in Texas spilled forth: cooking and eating the onion-infused greens straight from the pan; her stoic anticipation as her mother added vinegar to the last dregs of poke-broth, knocking it back like a shot of whiskey. Continue reading “How Did This Poisonous Plant Become One of the American South’s Most Long-Standing Staples?”

SI Live

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Twenty-four hours after the owner of Mac’s Public House was led away in handcuffs for allegedly refusing to close his pub during the pandemic, a large crowd of Staten Islanders assembled outside the Grant City establishment to protest the state’s coronavirus restrictions.

A crowd of about 60 began assembling just after 5 p.m., with many carrying American flags and signs. One read: “Lock up criminals, not Americans.” Continue reading “‘We are being subjugated’: Mac’s Public House protest draws large crowd to Grant City”

SI Live

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — An owner of Mac’s Public House of Grant City was led away in handcuffs by City Sheriff’s Department officers Tuesday night as various agencies descended on the tavern.

The action was in response to the owners ignoring the state and city mandates to abandon indoor dining during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Continue reading “Mac’s Public House owner taken away in handcuffs as business protests dining mandates”

New York Post – by James Legate

The saying “You are what you eat” may soon become a lot more literal.

A “DIY meal kit” for growing steaks made from human cells was recently nominated for “design of the year” by the London-based Design Museum.

Named the Ouroboros Steak after the circular symbol of a snake eating itself tail-first, the hypothetical kit would come with everything one needs to use their own cells to grow miniature human meat steaks. Continue reading “Makers of grow-your-own human steaks say meal kit is not ‘technically’ cannibalism”

New York Post – by Craig McCarthy

The NYPD has used tens of thousands of questionable subpoenas over the last decade to intimidate private companies into handing over the personal information of cops and civilians alike — all with no oversight from the city or the courts, The Post has found.

While the vast majority of subpoenas in New York State — and across the country — require the signature of a judge or the blessing of a grand jury, the New York City Council empowered the department nearly a century ago to issue such commands to force unwilling cops to produce internal records or appear at disciplinary hearings. Continue reading “How the NYPD obtains people’s personal data with no oversight”

Live Science – by Mindy Weisberger

Moonrise on Halloween night will be just a little more spooktacular than usual this year. The sky will be illuminated by a full moon —  a rare Hallows’ Eve treat that happens only about once every 19 years.

Something else makes this full moon, known as a “Hunter’s Moon,” even more special: It’s the second one to occur in October. That means it’s a “Blue Moon,” and the only double-full-moon event in 2020, according to NASA.   Continue reading “Rare full moon on Halloween will be seen across the US for the first time in 76 years”

New York Post – by Tina Moore

An NYPD cop was arrested for the second time in less than a week on Monday — for stealing model cars, clothes and hygiene products from a Queens Walgreens just days after he was busted for knifing his former girlfriend, police said.

Russell Ibrahim, 27, is accused of stealing 10 model cars, Guru Nanda Essential Oils, a pair of Foster Grant sunglasses, clothing and two Every Man Jack deodorants from the pharmacy in South Ozone Park, cops said. He was arrested at about 2:30 a.m., cops said. Continue reading “NYPD cop arrested for the second time in less than a week”

New York Post – by Susan Edelman and Tina Moore

These cops were supposed to be preventing shootings — but instead they were just blowing smoke.

A pair of NYPD officers posted up on a Bronx street corner to deter shootings amid the city’s gun-violence epidemic was instead caught on video smoking hookah out of their cruiser, according to sources, witnesses and video. Continue reading “Two NYPD cops caught smoking hookah while on shooting-prevention duty”

Rolling Stone – by Daniel Kreps

Peter Green, guitarist and co-founding member of Fleetwood Mac, has died at the age of 73.

Green’s family confirmed his death in a statement to the BBC, “It is with great sadness that the family of Peter Green announce his death this weekend, peacefully in his sleep. A further statement will be provided in the coming days.” Continue reading “Peter Green, Fleetwood Mac Co-Founder and Guitar Great, Dead at 73”

Fox News

Gunshots erupted during a planned protest in Louisville, Ky., Saturday and three members of the heavily armed militia group, the “Not F—ing Around Coalition” (NFAC), were injured by shots fired from one of their own member’s guns, police told Fox News.

The shooting took place near Baxter Square Park around 1 p.m. and all of the victims were transported to the University of Louisville Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, the Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) told Fox News. Continue reading “Louisville protests descend into chaos when armed protester accidentally shoots members of his group, injuring 3”

New York Post – by Craig McCarthy, Tina Moore, Larry Celona and Bruce Golding

New York’s Finest are putting in for retirement faster than the NYPD can handle — while citing a lack of respect and the loss of overtime pay, The Post has learned.

A surge of city cops filing papers during the past week more than quadrupled last year’s number — as the city grapples with a surge of shootings — and the stampede caused a bottleneck that’s forcing others to delay putting in their papers, officials and sources said. Continue reading “NYPD limits retirement applications amid 400 percent surge this week”

New York Post – by Tina Moore and Craig McCarthy

The NYPD is disbanding its undercover anti-crime unit — nearly six years after one of its plainclothes cops killed Eric Garner with a chokehold, sparking the rallying cry of “I can’t breathe” for the Black Lives Matter movement.

Police Commissioner Dermot Shea announced the change Monday afternoon at police headquarters, describing ending the unit as “seismic” shift culturally in the NYPD.  Continue reading “NYPD disbands anti-crime unit after ‘disproportionate’ number of shootings”

New York Daily News

Video posted on social media of NYPD cops arresting a Manhattan deliveryman for violating the city’s 8 p.m. curfew drew a sharp rebuke Friday from Mayor de Blasio.

Delivery workers have been deemed essential by the city and are exempt from the curfew that was put in place Tuesday to tamp down on late-night violence amid the George Floyd protests.

Continue reading “Mayor slams NYPD for arresting ‘essential’ delivery worker for violating curfew during George Floyd protests”


NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea on Friday night announced the suspension of two NYPD officers who assaulted protesters in separate incidents last week. One officer has been suspended without pay for pushing a female protester to the street, while the other was suspended without pay for pulling down a protester’s face mask and pepper spraying him. (A supervisor who was at the scene of the first incident will be transferred.)  Continue reading “NYPD Suspends Two Officers Who Assaulted Protesters”


Retired top generals reacted with alarm Tuesday to President Trump’s plan to use active-duty military to patrol cities where police have failed to contain violence, while Democrats in Congress said they would seek to block funding for any domestic troop deployment.

Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., said that he would introduce an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that would outlaw the use of Defense Department funding to be used against American citizens engaged in protest demonstrations.  Continue reading “Trump’s plan to deploy troops in cities shocks generals”

NBC News

WASHINGTON — As sirens wailed and flash-bang grenades popped across the street, President Donald Trump announced from the Rose Garden that he would use the U.S. military to stop the riots across the country that have been sparked by the death of George FloydContinue reading “Trump says he will deploy military if state officials can’t contain protest violence”

Just as we have been saying , since they came in for Occupy Wall Street.
Perhaps people will Wake Up. I hope so..’
Meanwhile, we Trenchers will sit back, watch, and prepare.


NEW YORK (WABC) — New York City leaders say small groups of people have turned peaceful protests into heated clashes with police. Continue reading “NYC officials blame protest violence on small group of ‘anarchists’”