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Name: KWR
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Hometown: Oregon
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Member since: Thu Sep 15, 2016, 07:40 PM
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PARODY ** Attention all Trump Voters

You will have to vote at your local polling place in person for Trump on November 4th,2020. Don't vote by mail and don't vote on Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020 otherwise your vote will be counted for Biden.

Tennessee State Senator Embezzled $600,000 in Federal Grant Money, U.S. Says

A Tennessee state senator has been charged with stealing more than $600,000 in federal grant money and using it to pay for campaign events and personal expenses, including her wedding, honeymoon and subsequent divorce, federal prosecutors announced Wednesday.

The senator, Katrina Robinson, 39, faces counts of theft and embezzlement involving government programs and wire fraud, according to a criminal complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee.

The money in question was intended to fund a nurse training program at a vocational school run by Ms. Robinson, but instead was siphoned off to add to her salary, help fund her other businesses and pay personal expenses, among other things, according to an affidavit filed with the complaint.

In addition to serving as a state senator, Ms. Robinson, a Memphis Democrat elected in 2018 who represents Shelby County, is director of The Healthcare Institute, a for-profit college that provides training programs for certified nursing assistant, phlebotomist and licensed practical nursing. Ms. Robinson, a registered nurse, founded the school in 2015, according to its website.


https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/29/us/katrina-robinson-embezzlement-fraud.html

Kodak Shifts Into Drug Production With Help of a $765 Million U.S. Loan (WSJ Paywalled)



Onetime photography leader is shifting into production of drug ingredients using a loan provided under the Defense Production Act
Eastman Kodak Co. has won a $765 million government loan under the Defense Production Act, the first of its kind. The purpose: to help expedite domestic production of drugs that can treat a variety of medical conditions and loosen the U.S. reliance on foreign sources.

The onetime leader in photography sales is gearing up to produce ingredients for a number of generic drugs, including the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine that President Trump has touted in the treatment of coronavirus. Meanwhile, the U.S. is aiming to shift from relying on countries such as China and India, Kodak Chief Executive Jim Continenza and U.S. officials said.

The loan is from the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation, a government agency akin to a bank, the officials said. The loan is the first of its kind under the Defense Production Act, which the Trump administration has previously invoked to speed the production of Covid-19 related supplies such as ventilators.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/kodak-lands-765-million-u-s-loan-in-start-of-medical-supply-chain-fix-11595930400?mod=hp_lead_pos3

COVID-19: Eradicate the virus or learn to live with it? 60 Minutes Australia


#60MinutesAustralia
COVID-19: Eradicate the virus or learn to live with it? | 60 Minutes Australia

Mnuchin: Virus aid package soon, $1,200 checks by August

Source: AP News Wire

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Saturday that Republicans were set to roll out the next COVID-19 aid package Monday and assured there was backing from the White House after he and President Donald Trump’s top aide met to salvage the $1 trillion proposal that had floundered just days before.

Mnuchin told reporters at the Capitol that extending an expiring unemployment benefit — but reducing it substantially — was a top priority for Trump. The secretary called the $600 weekly aid “ridiculous” and a disincentive for people to go back to work. He also promised a fresh round of $1,200 stimulus checks would be coming in August.


Read more: https://apnews.com/77fb2de39e69ae6e4d233ac666fce346



People on unemployment need more than the base rate to survive.

Maricopa, AZ Democratic Party HQ victim of arson attack.

https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/phoenix-breaking/2020/07/24/fire-damages-arizona-democratic-party-headquarters-building-phoenix-overnight/5501305002/
Arson suspected in overnight fire at Arizona Democratic Party headquarters in PhoenixInvestigators believe a fire that caused extensive damage to state Democratic Party headquarters early on Friday in downtown Phoenix was intentionally set.

Heavy smoke and fire were billowing from the building about 1 a.m. near Central Avenue and Thomas Road as Phoenix firefighters arrived at the scene. They quickly entered the building in search of people and began a fire attack to put out the flames, according to officials.

No one was inside the building at the time, and no injuries were reported.

Phoenix Fire Investigation Task Force and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigators were investigating the fire. Phoenix police spokeswoman Sgt. Mercedes Fortune said the incident is being investigated as an arson based on evidence discovered at the scene.


There is a recovery fund set up to help replace equipment lost in the fire. There is a link at the bottom of the news article. I don't know if I can link directly to the fund web site or not.

Former University of North Carolina Wilmington professor who resigned amid controversy found dead...

Former University of North Carolina Wilmington professor who resigned amid controversy found dead in his home

Mike Adams, the former University of North Carolina Wilmington professor who angered the campus community on Twitter, was found dead in his home Thursday afternoon, according to the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office.

Adams was found dead and alone in his home during a welfare check at about 2 p.m., Jerry Brewer, a public information officer with the sheriff's department, told CNN. The investigation into his death is ongoing, Brewer said.

Adams' death comes less than a month after the university announced that he would retire following campus uproar over his tweets.
Adams, a former professor of criminology at UNCW, and author of "Feminists Say the Darndest Things: A Politically Incorrect Professor Confronts 'Womyn' on Campus," was set to retire August 1, Chancellor Jose V. Sartarelli said in a statement posted on the university's website.

Stress rises for unemployed as extra $600 benefit nears end

Source: AP News Wire

Stress rises for unemployed as extra $600 benefit nears end

WASHINGTON (AP) — A major source of income for roughly 30 million unemployed people is set to end, threatening their ability to meet rent and pay bills and potentially undercutting the fragile economic recovery.

In March, Congress approved an extra $600 in weekly unemployment benefits as part of its $2 trillion relief package aimed at offsetting the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. That additional payment expires next week unless it gets renewed.

For Henry Montalvo, who was furloughed from his job as a banquet server and bartender in Phoenix in mid-March, the expiration of the $600 will cut his unemployment benefits by two-thirds. He uses the money to help support his three children and pregnant girlfriend.

“Now that it’s about to end, that grim and uneasy feeling is coming back and really fast,” Montalvo said.



Read more: https://apnews.com/0f7785a3823891bbb46cf3cc5fea68ea



By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER and SARAH SKIDMORE SELL
apnews.com

Next Friday People will get their last $600 unemployment from the Federal government

My neighbors have no idea what they are going to do. There are no jobs in my area for people to find. We are locked down due to COVID-19.

Should the USA have a debt jubilee like Germany did in 1947?

This virus is not going away and there is no cure. Millions of renters starting in September will have debts they can not possible pay. A debt jubilee could be applied to renters and land owners that cater to renters. IMHO. YMMV.

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