Banks will make out with $18 billion in fees for processing small business Paycheck Protection Program relief loans during the pandemic, according to calculations by Amanda Fischer, policy director at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, a progressive economic think tank. Continue reading “Banks Stand to Make $18 Billion in PPP Processing Fees From CARES Act”
Double-speak, double-twist, triple-spin, and accusations of being idiots!!
The term ‘covidiot’ is a coronavirus-era slang term for someone who ignores recommendations to limit the spread of the deadly disease – and a new study reveals what makes these people dismiss the warnings. Continue reading “People who refuse to wear a mask or comply with social distancing have lower cognitive ability, new study shows”
Vermont Law School will paint over a mural depicting abolitionists helping blacks escape slavery because several students and alumni complained, reports the Valley News.
“The depictions of the African-Americans on the mural are offensive to many in our community and, upon reflection and consultation, we have determined that the mural is not consistent with our School’s commitment to fairness, inclusion, diversity, and social justice,” said Dean Thomas McHenry in the email. Continue reading “Abolitionist mural called ‘racist’”
Los Angeles — Nick Cannon’s “hateful speech” and anti-Semitic theories led ViacomCBS to cut ties with the TV host and producer, the company said.
“ViacomCBS condemns bigotry of any kind and we categorically denounce all forms of anti-Semitism,” the company said in a statement Tuesday. It is terminating its relationship with Cannon, ViacomCBS said. Continue reading “Nick Cannon dropped by ViacomCBS over “anti-Semitic” comments”
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has ordered hospitals to bypass the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and send all Covid-19 patient information to a central database in Washington beginning on Wednesday. The move has alarmed health experts who fear the data will be politicized or withheld from the public. Continue reading “Trump Administration Strips C.D.C. of Control of Coronavirus Data”
Reuters reported yesterday (July 13, 2020) that a White House “senior administration official” said:
“If you say exactly when will literally the vaccine materials be in production and manufacturing, it is probably four to six weeks away, but we will be actively manufacturing by the end of summer.”
SAN DIEGO — The longtime leader of a Southern California synagogue who was wounded in a deadly attack at the house of worship he founded pleaded guilty Tuesday to participating in a multimillion-dollar fraud that disguised charitable contributions for personal gain.
Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison for fraud but prosecutors will recommend probation as part of a plea agreement. They noted his cooperation with investigators after federal agents raided his home and office in October 2018 and his widely praised response to the attack on the Chabad of Poway synagogue in April 2019. Continue reading “Rabbi hurt in California synagogue shooting admits fraud”
“Countless labs have reported a 100 percent positivity rate, which means every single person tested was positive,” Fox 35 News reported. “Other labs had very high positivity rates.” Continue reading “Coronavirus update: Florida labs not reporting negative test results, report says”
With a lot of anti-Second Amendment extremists trying to get firearms registration by various back-door methods involving records from the National Instant Check System, it is worth noting that they are not the only ones pushing legislation involving NICS. To paraphrase Gandalf, there are forces at work in the halls of Congress besides those that hate the Second Amendment. Continue reading “Below The Radar: Gun Owner Privacy Act”
Craig Roberts was a Marine Corps sniper. When he first saw the window from which Lee Harvey Oswald was supposed to have shot President Kennedy, he knew immediately that everything he had been told about the assassination was a lie. He called his friend, Carlos Hathcock, who had the highest bounty set by the Viet Cong of any American sniper in Vietnam. When told that Roberts had determined Oswald could never have shot the President from that spot in the schoolbook depository, Hathcock not only agreed but said his team of sniper instructors at Quantico had tried more than once to replicate the kill shot. But not even best Marine Corps snipers could make the shot. Craig Roberts wrote a book, Kill Zone: A Sniper Looks at Dealey Plaza. Continue reading “President Kennedy’s Assassination: Reporter Killed”
The human experience of comets is a fleeting phenomenon at best. The dark night sky can reward those gazing upwards with a spectacular vision of these far-travelling objects, but it’s a view that lasts only weeks or months, before these icy bodies continue on their journeys.
On 27 March this year, NASA’s space telescope, Near-Earth Object Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) discovered such a visitor. Continue reading “Comet NEOWISE Is Visible Right Now, And It Won’t Be Back For Almost 7,000 Years”