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Jilly_in_VA

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About Me

Navy brat-->University fac brat. All over-->Wisconsin-->TN-->VA. RN (ret), married, grandmother of 11. Progressive since birth. My mouth may be foul but my heart is wide open.

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Yesterday it seems I overheard a Q

I don't know any such folks personally. I stay away from them and the folks I hang with are generally overwhelmingly liberal. I mean, artists, right? And at the shelter we don't talk politics. It's all about the animals, at least most of the time. I have my suspicions about a couple of people in my class, and of course there are the old farts in the kaffeeklatsch at the local 7-11 (they got kicked out of the Burger King next door, but I think the 7-11 owners are too nice).

Anyway, I had occasion to go into the laundry at the shelter yesterday to pick up some cleaning rags, and one of the volunteers (who I don't know) was holding forth to an Animal Control officer (female) about how we are "in these crazy end times" and a bunch of Q-related nonsense. I listened for a couple of minutes and noted that the Animal Control officer looked a little uncomfortable. If the volunteer coordinator had been there I might have told her and suggested that she discuss with the woman that we are about animals and their health and safety, but she wasn't. I did mention it to the girl who runs the stray hotel. She can run with it if she wants to, and she just might. She said she had a friend who had lost their whole family to that business.

It was creepy.

Car lot owners testify they didn't ask Kyle Rittenhouse to protect property

Two brothers whose family owns three car lots downtown told jurors in Kyle Rittenhouse's homicide trial they never asked his group of armed men to protect their businesses or gave them permission to do so.

Some from that group have previously testified a friend of a friend of Rittenhouse's who used to work at Car Source had offered to help, and Anmol "Sam" Khindri accepted, and gave keys to get inside the repair shop and a ladder to get on the roof.

Khindri told jurors Friday he had no such conversations, nor did he offer keys to the shop. He recalled that early on Aug 25, 2020, Rittenhouse was among dozens of people who spoke to him with sympathy and encouragement after the family's main car lot had been burned on the first night of unrest.

Salil Khindri, his brother, also testified. He said he was working with a technician at the family's Car Source lot at 63rd Street and Sheridan Road when Rittenhouse's group of friends and some older men with rifles were mustering at the lot.

This would be where Rittenhouse later killed Joseph Rosenbaum.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2021/11/05/kyle-rittenhouse-trial-lot-owners-deny-asking-him-protect-property/6306726001/

Report: Virginia Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin's underage son tried to vote twice

The son of Glenn Youngkin, the Republican businessman elected to become Virginia’s next governor, twice tried to vote in Tuesday’s election despite not being old enough to cast a ballot, according to The Washington Post.

The Post did not identify Youngkin’s 17-year-old son in its Friday report, which cited Fairfax County officials, because he was not charged with a crime and because he is a minor. An official in the Fairfax County elections office told The Post it didn’t appear he had violated election law.

Youngkin’s son attempted to vote at the Great Falls Library but was denied because he was not eligible, an election worker told the newspaper. He returned 20 minutes later insisting that he be allowed to vote.

Campaign spokesman Devin O’Malley said in a statement to the newspaper on Friday that Youngkin’s political opponents “are pitching opposition research on a 17-year-old kid who honestly misunderstood Virginia election law and simply asked polling officials if he was eligible to vote.”

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2021/11/05/virginia-gov-elect-glenn-youngkins-underage-son-tried-vote-twice/6303900001/

Iowa teens charged with murder of Spanish teacher

Two Iowa teenagers have been charged with murdering a local Spanish teacher after police discovered incriminating social media posts.

Nohema Graber, 66, was found dead in a park in the city of Fairfield, several hours after being reported missing, authorities said.

Police say the suspects posted details of the killing, efforts to hide it and a possible motive to social media.

The teenagers, both 16, will be tried as adults for the murder.

According to court documents, Ms Graber had been reported missing on Wednesday morning.

Police later discovered her body at Chautauqua Park in Fairfield, a city of just over 9,000 people located 150km (95 miles) from the state capital, Des Moines. She had been known to frequent the park.

Early investigations suggested she had suffered "trauma to the head", the documents show. Ms Graber's body was found hidden under a tarpaulin, wheelbarrow and railway sleepers.

Authorities say a tip led them to social media exchanges and posts which showed that the two teenagers, Willard Noble Chaiden Miller and Jeremy Everett Goodale, had "specific details" about Ms Graber's disappearance and murder.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-59185265
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You'll find pictures of the pair on abc.go.com. What a pair of entitled-looking punks!

Lawsuit filed against TN law preventing transgender students from playing on sports teams aligning w

Lawsuit filed against TN law preventing transgender students from playing on sports teams aligning with gender identity

Advocates filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging Tennessee's law that prevents transgender students from playing on athletics teams that align with their gender identity, saying lawmakers are illegally discriminating against students and violating the U.S. Constitution.

The lawsuit was filed on behalf of 14-year-old Luc Esquivel, a Farragut High School student, who said he was looking forward to trying out for the boys' golf team before SB 228 was signed into law. The law prevents transgender students from participating in sports teams that align with their gender identity.

"To have the legislature pass a law that singled out me and kids like me to keep us from being part of a team, that crushed me, it hurt very much," Esquivel said. "I just want to play, like any other kid.”

Suing the state isn't something Luc’s mother Shelley Esquivel necessarily she wanted to do. The lawsuit is a result of circumstance she said. "It breaks my heart that my kid loves golf, all he wants to do is play on a team with his peers," Esquivel said.

https://www.wbir.com/article/news/education/lawsuit-filed-against-tn-law-preventing-transgender-students-from-playing-on-sports-teams-aligning-with-gender-identity/51-2bfceaf4-9d82-411e-80df-0d3de5696e6c
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Sorry, GOPers, this is not even a "boy pretending to be a girl" to play basketball. This is someone who was born looking female who has always known they were male. Buzz off.

Lawsuit filed against TN law preventing transgender students from playing on sports teams aligning w

Lawsuit filed against TN law preventing transgender students from playing on sports teams aligning with gender identity

Advocates filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging Tennessee's law that prevents transgender students from playing on athletics teams that align with their gender identity, saying lawmakers are illegally discriminating against students and violating the U.S. Constitution.

The lawsuit was filed on behalf of 14-year-old Luc Esquivel, a Farragut High School student, who said he was looking forward to trying out for the boys' golf team before SB 228 was signed into law. The law prevents transgender students from participating in sports teams that align with their gender identity.

"To have the legislature pass a law that singled out me and kids like me to keep us from being part of a team, that crushed me, it hurt very much," Esquivel said. "I just want to play, like any other kid.”

Suing the state isn't something Luc’s mother Shelley Esquivel necessarily she wanted to do. The lawsuit is a result of circumstance she said. "It breaks my heart that my kid loves golf, all he wants to do is play on a team with his peers," Esquivel said.

https://www.wbir.com/article/news/education/lawsuit-filed-against-tn-law-preventing-transgender-students-from-playing-on-sports-teams-aligning-with-gender-identity/51-2bfceaf4-9d82-411e-80df-0d3de5696e6c
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Sorry, GOPers, this is not even a "boy pretending to be a girl" to play basketball. This is someone who was born looking female who has always known they were male. Buzz off.

Leader of U.S. Catholic bishops decries social justice movements as 'pseudo-religion'

Archbishop José H. Gomez, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, railed against “new social justice movements” during a speech Thursday, decrying them as “pseudo-religions” that ultimately serve as “dangerous substitutes for true religion.”

Gomez, who heads the Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles, delivered the remarks in a video message sent to a meeting of the Congress of Catholics and Public Life in Madrid. The prelate argued that the United States, like Europe, has been subject to “aggressive secularization,” insisting that “there has been a deliberate effort in Europe and America to erase the Christian roots of society and to suppress any remaining Christian influences.”

He also lambasted “cancel culture,” contending that “often what is being canceled and corrected are perspectives rooted in Christian beliefs.”

But Gomez saved his most strident criticism for “new social movements and ideologies,” the influence of which, he said, accelerated after the murder of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer in May 2020.

Although Gomez noted that Floyd’s killing was “a stark reminder that racial and economic inequality are still deeply embedded in our society,” he suggested that the movements that inspired related demonstrations last year have been “unleashed in our society” and serve as replacements for “traditional Christian beliefs.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/religion/2021/11/05/catholic-bishop-gomez-social-justice/
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This is how divorced the US bishops are from much of their flock My daughter's Catholic HS has a religion class called SOCIAL JUSTICE in the early 90s and they discussed exactly the subjects he's screaming about!

US figure skating coach had teenage skater removed from her home in 2020

U.S. Olympic pairs coach Dalilah Sappenfield, who is under investigation by the U.S. Center for SafeSport, had a then-16-year-old Russian female pairs figure skater removed from her home by U.S. Figure Skating’s senior director of athlete high performance a year ago.

Mitch Moyer directed the operation to get the skater out of Sappenfield’s home in Colorado Springs, Colorado, in September 2020, according to three people with direct knowledge of Moyer’s action who asked to remain anonymous due to the sensitivity of the matter.

It is a violation of the USFS SafeSport program handbook for a coach to be housing a minor athlete: “A minor athlete shall not live in the same physical residence with an unrelated adult participant under any circumstances.”

Two other skaters were living at Sappenfield’s house at the same time as the Russian skater, both of them males over the age of 18.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/olympics/2021/11/05/dalilah-sappenfield-us-figure-skating-coach-teenage-skater-removed-home/6286765001/

As winter looms, reports of starvation in North Korea

The warnings are stark and coming from inside and outside of North Korea. Defectors based in South Korea have told us that their families in the North are going hungry. There is a concern as winter approaches that the most vulnerable will starve.

"Problems such as more orphan children on the streets and death by starvation are continuously being reported," said Lee Sang Yong, editor in chief of the Daily NK, which has sources in North Korea.

"The lower classes in North Korea are suffering more and more," as food shortages are worse than expected, Mr Lee said.

Getting information out of North Korea is increasingly difficult. The border has been closed since January last year to prevent the spread of Covid-19 from China. Even getting messages out of the country to family and friends who have defected to South Korea comes at a huge risk.

Anyone caught with an unauthorised mobile phone could be thrown into a labour camp. And yet some still try to send letters or voice mail via text to their loved ones and to publications in Seoul.

Through these sources, some of which have to remain anonymous, we have tried to build a picture of what is going on.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-59144712

California nurse charged in death of jail inmate

A nurse at a county jail in California was charged with involuntary manslaughter Thursday after being accused of walking away from a 24-year-old inmate who collapsed in front of her on a cell floor before she died.

Danalee Pascua faces up to four years in prison if convicted of the charge stemming from the Nov. 11, 2019, death of Elisa Serna at the Las Colinas Detention Facility in the San Diego suburb of Santee, the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office said.

The day before she died, Serna was moved into the jail's medical observation unit after reporting she felt dizzy and nauseous.

According to prosecutors, Serna passed out in front of Pascua the next day and the nurse did not check her vital signs and instead left her on the floor for about an hour before returning with deputies to begin “futile lifesaving measures."

https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/california-nurse-charged-death-inmate-county-jail-80982150
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Anyone who knows me knows that prison medical neglect is one of my hot buttons.
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