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'Charming' D.B. Cooper suspect Sheridan Peterson dies at 94

Sheridan Peterson, long considered a suspect in the D.B. Cooper skyjacking case, died Jan. 8 in California. He was 94.

The California native served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II and later worked as a technical editor at Boeing, the aerospace manufacturer based in Seattle.

He also was an experienced smokejumper. He loved skydiving and taking physical risks, even reportedly “experimenting with homemade bat wings.” These were keys reasons his name has flitted for years around internet message boards devoted to the D.B. Cooper case, the only unsolved skyjacking in U.S. history.

A man using the name Dan Cooper hijacked Northwest Orient Flight 305 out of Portland on Nov. 24, 1971. He parachuted out of the plane with $200,000 in ransom -- and disappeared. This led to the skyjacker becoming a folk hero. The case has inspired books and documentaries and even a feature film starring Treat Williams.

https://www.oregonlive.com/history/2021/01/charming-db-cooper-suspect-sheridan-peterson-dies-at-94-spent-years-dedicated-to-political-causes.html

GOP operatives are sending out clear signals about the next attack on democracy

Hours after President Biden declared that "democracy has prevailed" during his inaugural address, longtime Republican strategist Karl Rove urged Republicans to pressure GOP election officials and legislators to create "a model election code" to reconsider the laws surrounding 2020's two voting options that led to the presidential election's record turnout.

"Republicans should also encourage GOP secretaries of state and state lawmakers to develop a model election code," Rove wrote in a January 20 commentary for the Wall Street Journal entitled, "The Republican Future Starts Now."

"The job of proposing electoral reforms shouldn't be based on the unsupported claims of widespread fraud peddled by Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell," Rove continued. "Instead, the goal should be to suggest measures that restore public confidence in our democracy. How do states with extensive mail-in and early voting like Florida and Texas get it right?"

Rove's commentary comes as Republican-majority legislatures in battleground states such as Georgia, Pennsylvania and Arizona have proposed bills or convened hearings to review the laws that allowed people to vote with mailed-out ballots or early in-person in 2020.

https://www.rawstory.com/karl-rove/

The combined wealth of the world's 10 richest men rose by $540bn (400bn) during the pandemic

The combined wealth of the world's 10 richest men rose by $540bn (£400bn) during the pandemic, according to Oxfam.

The charity claims this amount would be enough to prevent the world from falling into poverty because of the virus, and pay for vaccines for all.

The organisation is urging governments to consider taxes on the super-rich.

Oxfam's report comes as global leaders gather virtually for the World Economic Forum's "Davos Dialogue" meeting.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-55793575

tRump, "I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody"

https://twitter.com/SusiWestland990/status/1353679748803686402

BBC: New UK variant 'may be more deadly'

Early evidence suggests the variant of coronavirus that emerged in the UK may be more deadly, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said.

The data has been assessed by scientists on the New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group, which has briefed government.

The new variant appears to be around 30% more deadly.

For example, with 1,000 60-year-olds infected with the old variant, 10 of them might be expected to die. But this rises to around 13 with the new variant.

https://www.bbc.com/news/health-55768627

I don't think Rand Paul got that unity memo yet

https://twitter.com/themaxburns/status/1352076505304756231
https://twitter.com/vornietom/status/1352104956484993024
https://twitter.com/geoffgarin/status/1352098373655031811
Because of toxic asshole rascists like Paul unity will never work, not until the repuke party vomits its racists out.

So tRump had all the trees removed around the Rose Garden just for a campaign photo shoot

so the White House would be clearer in the background per MSNBC.

Greta's parting words to tRump

https://twitter.com/GretaThunberg/status/1351890941087522820

I love her style & a little payback for tRump telling her to get a life, have fun, go to a movie

Ontario premier pleads with incoming Biden administration for COVID-19 vaccine help

Ontario Premier Doug Ford has issued a plea to U.S. President-elect Joe Biden for help in obtaining more Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines amid a shortage of doses in Canada.

Ford made the comments during a press conference on Tuesday after the federal government announced that Canada will be receiving zero Pfizer doses next week.

“My American friends, help us out. We need help once again, as we did with the (personal protective equipment). You have a new president, no more excuses,” Ford said.

https://globalnews.ca/news/7585970/ontario-pleads-biden-covid-19-vaccine-help/

and for those who are upset, concern trolling about the source here is the CBC link

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/covid-19-ontario-january-19-2021-vaccine-update-1.5878789

My thoughts on the Capital police, Park Police and any supporting police force that tried & failed

to control the tRump terrorist mob on 1/6.

As a party we have been against militarizing police forces & for good reasons, the Capital Police & support agencies should not have been put in a position to stop hundreds of angry RW terrorists anyway, they are not equipped for that nor should they be. The Feds had plenty of time and warning to put NG in place to negate this terrorist attack but it was blocked by the terrorist, criminal tRump administration. I do not want a police force equipped & trained to deal with a mass attack, that job should only be done by the military, the military that we spend 700 billion dollars a year on to defend us. Using the National Guard of coarse, not the way tRump's bible thumping skit was handled.
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