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LIVE UPDATES: Militias scheduled to gather at Stone Mountain

Atlanta Journal-Constitution Live Updates


8:30 a.m. UPDATE

Our journalists are at the park. The gates are closed and law enforcement officers from the Georgia National Guard, Georgia State Patrol and city of Stone Mountain are gathered at the town entrance to the park. A few protesters hoping to challenge any of the armed militias are also gathering downtown.

Counter demonstrators started showing up in downtown Stone Mountain around 8:30.

Live on YouTube


Trouble at Stone Mountain tomorrow

Just got this text from DeKalb County Emergency Management Agency on behalf of the City of Stone Mountain: The City of Stone Mountain is anticipating and preparing for 2 opposing groups of protesters whose intentions are to demonstrate at Stone Mountain Park. Stone Mountain Park has made the decision to close the Park on this Saturday the 15th of August. While the city have little information on what to expect during this time, out of the abundance of caution we are asking the General Public to avoid the City of Stone Mountain on Saturday August 15th beginning at 4:00am to 12:00 midnight.

GBI investigating after south Georgia police shoot at car with 5 kids under 16 inside

Source: WSAV-TV

"They were just cruising behind us without no lights, so that’s when we got down there and we came around and they had their lights on, they cut them on and they cut them off,” Amari said. “And then a car got in front of me and they got right there.”

The car then arrived to their neighborhood, where the three young children say their two older brothers told them to get out of the and go find their father.

“They let us out because they were scared so that was going to happen to us, so we got out and we started running toward the house and they just started shooting,” Amari said.

Goodman says he looked out the back door and saw three of his children, ages 9, 12 and 14, running from the police. He says he heard gunshots, then ran and found his 15 and 16-year-old sons on the ground.

Read more: https://www.wsav.com/crime-safety/gbi-investigating-officer-involved-shooting-incident-with-minors-in-waycross/

Waycross GA

Back to school photos of students without masks spark controversy

Source: CBS 46

CHEROKEE COUNTY, Ga. (CBS46) -- Back to school photos that circulating on social media from several metro Atlanta counties are facing negative attention.

Health experts say school re-openings must include effective COVID-19 testing, contact tracing, face coverings and social distancing to maximize safety. But, some Georgia students who have returned to class are not following those measures.

A photo posted on Sequoyah High School's Instagram page shows dozens of students huddled together for a back to school picture. After on-line criticism, the photo was deleted from the account

A similar picture of students outside of Etowah High School in Woodstock shows teens bunched together on a school sidewalk with no face coverings in sight. 

Read more: https://www.cbs46.com/news/back-to-school-photos-of-students-without-masks-spark-controversy/article_8396e02c-d698-11ea-9d79-67f097b3750c.html

About an hour outside Atlanta a first hand education on Darwinism

Hillary for Secretary of State?

Wouldn't that just frost Putin's ass?

There's no one more qualified.

Would Biden choose her?

Would Hillary say yes?

We need her to put the State Dept back together.

Fox News Hit With Lawsuit Alleging Sexual Misconduct by Top Talent

Source: Hollywood Reporter

Fox News has been hit with a kitchen sink suit, replete with trigger warning, as a complaint was filed on Monday in New York federal court alleging sexual misconduct by some of its top hosts including Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson.

Jennifer Eckhart, a former associate producer on Fox Business Network, is a co-plaintiff in the suit. The most serious claim pertains to Eckhart's allegation that she was raped by former White House chief correspondent Ed Henry, who earlier this month was fired by Fox News as a result of the charge.

"On July 1, 2020, Fox News disclosed to the public that it had terminated Mr. Henry based on the findings of an internal investigation, and purported to take credit for acting appropriately," states the complaint. "However, nothing could be further from the truth. In reality, Fox News knew that Mr. Henry had engaged in sexual misconduct as far back as early 2017. At that time, when Fox News was conducting a company-wide investigation into issues of sexual harassment, multiple women came forward to complain that Mr. Henry had engaged in sexually inappropriate conduct towards them."

Fox News now faces a sex trafficking claim as a result of Eckhart's rape allegation.

Read more: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/fox-news-hit-lawsuit-alleging-sexual-misconduct-by-top-talent-1303804

Here's the full complaint-TRIGGER WARNING


Trump postpones New Hampshire rally due to weather

Source: Boston.com

White House says Trump delaying Saturday’s New Hampshire campaign rally, citing tropical storm.

Read more: https://www.boston.com/news/politics/2020/07/10/trump-new-hampshire-rally-postponed

Also heard on CNN

I'd crawl over the dead bodies

of Herman Cain and Kimberly Guilfoyle to vote for Joe Biden.---The Rude Pundit on The Stephanie Miller Show this morning.

Good info about new normal housing market

Good graphs at link showing
individual metro area impacts


The economy is tanking. So why aren’t home prices dropping?


Usually, a huge drop in demand would put downward pressure on prices; home sellers would be competing with each other to attract a limited number of buyers by dropping their asking price. But while housing demand has dropped substantially, housing supply also dropped in lockstep as potential home sellers pulled out of the market for many of the same reasons buyers are.


While both supply and demand have dropped, the relationship between the two went largely unchanged, meaning the drops in supply and demand were generally proportional to each other. Furthermore, home sales also dropped after the pandemic hit, and it’s hard for prices to move when there aren’t as many housing transactions to make prices move in aggregate. Together, this leaves prices much where they were before the pandemic.


While the current conditions haven’t led to a short-term price drop, the long-term economic trends induced will likely effect prices in the future. Zillow economist Skylar Olsen says Zillow is forecasting a price drop of 2 to 3 percent through the end of 2020, depending on the city, compared to where prices were in February.

(In box me if you need some free, no strings real estate info. I'm licensed in three states and happy to help.)

Some Good News Potluck Episode 5

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