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WOW! Video from the future! We reversed the virus!


Glenn Greenwald is quitting The Intercept, claiming editors 'censored' his article about Joe Biden

Glenn Greenwald is resigning from The Intercept, the news site he co-founded in 2013 not long after his most prominent work, the publication of articles based on leaks from former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden.

In a lengthy letter of resignation published Thursday, Greenwald alleged his editors "censored" an article he wrote this week about former Vice President Joe Biden. He claimed that the editors were "refusing to publish it unless I remove all sections critical of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, the candidate vehemently supported by all New-York-based Intercept editors involved in this effort at suppression."

Greenwald also included the text of a separate resignation email he sent to Michael Bloom, the president of First Look Media, which owns The Intercept, and Betsy Reed, the editor in chief.

"The precipitating (but by no means only) cause is that The Intercept is attempting to censor my articles in violation of both my contract and fundamental principles of editorial freedom," Greenwald's email says.

Excuse me while I...

Duval County (Jacksonville, FL) judge leading vote-counting board donated to Trump 12 times.

Duval County judge leading vote-counting board donated to Trump 12 times. That's not allowed.
A local judge and head of Duval County’s vote-counting board has donated repeatedly to President Trump’s re-election campaign and other Republican efforts, and his home is covered in signs supporting Trump, despite rules requiring judges like him to refrain from donations or public support.


Senior county Judge Brent Shore, who has refused to change rules barring the public from photographing or videotaping vote-counting meetings, first donated $20 in 2016 to Donald Trump’s initial campaign for president. He has donated 11 more times since then to Trump for a total of $170, as well as donating $178 in the last two years to the Republican National Committee, the National Republican Congressional Committee and the National Republican Senatorial Committee.


The Division of Elections has said while campaign donations don't count as active participation, “displaying a candidate's campaign signs” would disqualify someone from serving on a canvassing board.

If Shore doesn’t resign, another Division of Elections opinion said, removing him from the board “might ultimately require judicial resolution” through a lawsuit.

Code of Judicial Conduct
Canon 7
A Judge or Candidate for Judicial Office Shall Refrain From Inappropriate Political Activity
An Aid to Understanding Canon 7 (updated October 2018) - Download this free booklet explaining the ethical restrictions that apply to candidates in judicial elections.

A. All judges and Candidates.

(1) Except as authorized in Sections 7B(2), 7C(2) and 7C(3), a judge or a candidate for election or appointment to judicial office shall not:

(a) act as a leader or hold an office in a political organization;

(b) publicly endorse or publicly oppose another candidate for public office;

(c) make speeches on behalf of a political organization;

(d) attend political party functions; or

(e) solicit funds for, pay an assessment to or make a contribution to a political organization or candidate, or purchase tickets for political party dinners or other functions.

Daniel Uhlfelder (FL's Covid 'Grim Reaper' lawyer) has tweeted about it and hopefully will pursue to get this guy off the board!

Van full of explosives found in Philadelphia following week of social unrest: Police

Van full of explosives found in Philadelphia following week of social unrest: Police
Pennsylvania National Guard troops will begin arriving in the city on Friday.
he city of Philadelphia is on high alert Thursday after authorities discovered a van filled with explosives and other suspicious cargo – including propane tanks, torches and possibly sticks of dynamite – on Wednesday night following two nights of protests and unrest after the shooting death of a Black man by police in West Philadelphia on Monday afternoon, according to ABC News’ Phildaelphia station WPVI.

It is unclear how authorities came to be aware of the vehicle containing the explosives or who the owner or operator of the vehicle is but the bomb squad is on the scene and investigating.


"As I said yesterday, this investigation has many moving parts and we are working hard to ensure that a fair and thorough investigation takes place,” said Outlaw. “We plan on releasing premise history audio of 911 calls and body cam footage of the discharging officers in the near future.


What else would Fox/Tucker have sent via the post?

“Help us, Obi Wan. You are our only hope.

I’ve mailed the coordinates of the Death Star to you. Tracking number is 1Z864511032020

Says it will arrive in 96hrs and requires a signature”

Or perhaps they’d have shipped the Ark of the Covenant instead of transporting it via submarine

Major Stock Market Indices - Year-to-Date (it ain't pretty!)

donald "mr stock market" trump is an #EpicFailure #stockmarkets

Year-to-Date numbers for the major indices

Start Now Gain/Loss %
DJIA 28,868.80 26,519.95 -2348.85 -8.14%
S&P 3,257.85 3,271.03 13.18 0.40%
NASDAQ 9,092.19 11,004.87 1912.68 21.04%

LMAO!! Florida Gov. DeSantis attempts to vote, discovers someone changed his address

Florida Gov. DeSantis attempts to vote, discovers someone changed his address
DeSantis was attempting to vote Monday at his assigned polling location around 2 p.m. when the poll worker advised him his address had been changed to 2185 Pretty Lane in West Palm Beach. DeSantis said he did not authorize a change in his address, and immediately contacted the Florida Dept. of Law Enforcement to investigate.

FDLE contacted the supervisor of elections office in Leon County and requested the logs for the date and time the address change request came through for Ron DeSantis.

Authorities discovered the request was made using a computer with the IP address of [x.x.x.x], and subscribed to Comcast. They contacted Comcast who gave them the home address to which the IP was assigned.

A search warrant was conducted at the home in Naples where Anthony Steven Guevara was present with two others.

An FDLE digital forensic examiner searched through Guevara’s computer, where Google searches for “Florida my vote” and “Florida governor” were found. Evidence also showed Guevara accessed the site “DOS.MyFlorida.com,” and the Wikipedia page for Ron DeSantis.

Not quite the artful Dodger, eh? Justin Turner pulled from World Series after positive Covid test

But he was let off the hook to a large degree by the aftermath of the Dodgers’ 3-1 victory — whereby we learned not only that Justin Turner had been pulled from the game because of a positive Covid test but also watched him join the post-game celebration, post-diagnosis, including posing for a team picture and kissing his wife without his mask.

“I don’t think there was anyone that was going to stop him,” Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman said after the game of Turner joining the celebration.

How stupid and thoughtless can a sport, an organization and a player be?

(Quick conspiracy theory aside: The Dodgers learned of Turner’s confirmed positive test in the sixth inning — the same inning in which Snell was mysteriously pulled. Now there’s a tiny piece of me that wonders if Commissioner Rob Manfred ordered the Code Red, telling the Rays to stand down given any comeback victory would have led to a delay of Game 7 and even more embarrassment for MLB).

here he's seen celebrating with the team AFTER the game was over and AFTER he knew he was positive for Covid!

Yikes...markets dropping precipitously again today. Who knew ignoring a pandemic had consequences??

Dow 26,719.74 -743.45 -2.71%
S&P 500 3,300.60 -90.08 -2.66%
Nasdaq 11,110.12 -321.23 -2.81%
GlobalDow 2,897.63 -85.56 -2.87%
Gold 1,875.20 -36.70 -1.92%
Oil 37.33 -2.24 -5.66%

edit: getting worse

Dow 26,613.03 -850.16 -3.10%
S&P 500 3,289.37 -101.31 -2.99%
Nasdaq 11,075.19 -356.16 -3.12%
GlobalDow 2,888.51 -94.68 -3.17%
Gold 1,876.30 -35.60 -1.86%
Oil 37.64 -1.93 -4.88%

NYT uncovers hundreds of local news orgs pushing republican PR

A Partisan Future for Local News?
A Times investigation uncovered a secretive pay-to-play network that seeks to rewrite the rules of American local journalism.
Local news in America has long been widely trusted, and widely seen as objective. But as traditional local papers struggle, there have been attempts across the political spectrum to create more partisan outlets.

Few can have been as ambitious or widespread as the nationwide network of 1,300 websites and newspapers run by Brian Timpone, a television reporter turned internet entrepreneur.

He has said that he sees local news as a means of preserving American civil discourse. But a Times investigation has found that Republican operatives and public relations firms have been paying for articles in his outlets and intimately dictating the editorial direction of stories.

Today, we speak to the Times journalists behind the investigation.

Full investigation

And article at top has a link to the full audio

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