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techno900



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2020 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mac wrote:
When you are afraid of a fair election...

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Kentucky Slashes 95% of Polling Places Ahead of Primary Election
HEADLINEJUN 22, 2020
In Kentucky, voting rights advocates are sounding the alarm ahead of Tuesday’s primary, after the state reduced the number of polling places from 3,700 to fewer than 200 — a 95% reduction. The most closely watched race is the Democratic primary to pick a candidate to challenge Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in November. Progressive candidate Kentucky state Representative Charles Booker has recently seen a major boost in polling and received high-profile endorsements from Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, as well as Congressmember Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Booker, who is Black, has been attending Black Lives Matter protests and was tear-gassed by police at a recent event. He is running against former Marine fighter pilot Amy McGrath.


How about the full story? This is from the Democrat primary in June.

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Kentucky previously delayed its primary due to coronavirus concerns and allowed all voters to request absentee ballots ahead of Tuesday's vote. For those voting in person, though, there are fewer polling locations and poll workers than usual.


https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/23/us/jose-andres-kentucky-primary-trnd/index.html
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mac



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anything to get white nationalists to vote for them.

https://news.yahoo.com/sen-lindsey-graham-photographed-leader-195832167.html?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly9sLmZhY2Vib29rLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAMBE3ZHbxnGLzJ5vXym8-zGBVODMUuxaUW1g5OVjTacH7Op13K-P8RG96TK4b43R6pMOO8Qn5KRmT4mrg0a9Uzy6BTpd5GF_WMOI91JGocEl4EEIJ0hzQt4U1JBEXhFNm9gvKfjaQttgUSqBmWMiftlJhMdA2aMLdUH3pRsXMnD4

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Gerren Keith Gaynor
,TheGrio•October 2, 2020
The South Carolina senator recently called Proud Boys a ‘racist organization,’ however, photo shows him smiling with a known leader of the white nationalist group.

Just days after President Donald Trump appeared to support the white supremacist group, Proud Boys, during Tuesday night’s presidential debate — only to later disavow them after mounting pressure — a photograph has recently surfaced showing Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) with a member and organizer of the organization.

The photo, which has made its rounds on Twitter, shows Graham smiling for a photo-op with Joe Biggs, a known member and organizer of Proud Boys, which has been classified as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
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mac



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2020 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe we should be a bit more careful with the next bailout. Of course, I don't see mrgybe, who railed endlessly about the stimulus package under Obama--which funded teachers, cops and energy efficiency retrofits, complaining about this one. Larger and much more big business, I'm guessing he got paid.

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For pipeline company Antero Midstream, a firm at the forefront of the Appalachian fracking boom, the mammoth stimulus bill known as the Cares Act delivered a quick and happy benefit: a $55 million payment from the Treasury Department.

The payment came with no strings attached. And although the legislation was partly tailored to help businesses keep people employed, Antero didn’t need to agree to hire or retain any workers. It didn’t need to promise to invest in its business. And it didn’t need to pledge to meet any new regulatory standards.

The money, which came in the form of a tax refund, helped Antero maintain its lucrative cash dividend payments to investors despite a year of economic upheaval. At the end of April, Antero chief executive Paul Rady and President Glen C. Warren Jr. announced the tax windfall and assured investors that “we’re in good shape, and we feel good about it.” Days later, the pair sold $114.8 million of Antero stock, according to Securities and Exchange Commission filings. Last month, Rady sold an additional $46.4 million.

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Antero Midstream, a $2.5 billion company, is one of at least 133 corporations that received help this year from the little-noticed provision of the Cares Act. By the end of June, the companies reported receiving more than $5 billion in Cares Act refunds, according to the newsletter Tax Notes. And while the bill did not say anything explicit about a fossil fuel bailout, as many as 30 percent of publicly traded oil and gas companies said in corporate filings they planned to use this tax provision, according to researchers at the University of Chicago who reviewed hundreds of filings made between March and May. Oil and gas companies were substantially more likely to use the credit than other companies, the researchers found.

And for many of them, the law turned into a gusher.

Marathon Petroleum expects to cash in an extra $411 million in tax refunds this year. Oil States International will get $41.2 million, and Oklahoma-based oil and gas producer Devon Energy $96 million. Valero, the nation’s largest oil refiner, will rake in $110 million.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/19/us/david-perdue-stock-georgia-senate.html?campaign_id=9&emc=edit_nn_20201120&instance_id=24296&nl=the-morning&regi_id=94101165&segment_id=45029&te=1&user_id=50a49ee4eeff8b7d418ff57d217d3beb

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Senator David Perdue, one of two Republican senators from Georgia facing runoff elections in January, began making large and ultimately profitable purchases of shares in a Navy contractor in 2018 just before taking over as chair of a Senate subcommittee overseeing the Navy fleet.

The disclosure, first reported Wednesday by The Daily Beast, comes as both Mr. Perdue and Georgia’s other senator, Kelly Loeffler, have been under fire for their stock trades.

Mr. Perdue, a millionaire and formerly a prolific trader of individual stocks, announced in May that he would divest from his large individual stock holdings after questions were raised about his well-timed purchases of Pfizer stock in February, after senators were briefed on the coronavirus threat.

At a debate last month, Mr. Perdue’s Democratic opponent, Jon Ossoff, called him a “crook” who sought to profit from the pandemic. Mr. Perdue has since twice refused to debate Mr. Ossoff.


Both Republican Senate candidates used their briefings on the threat posed by the coronavirus—to do insider trading.
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mac



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2020 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You don't have to be stupid to belong to the GOP--but it helps.

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The speaker of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, Richard Hinch, died suddenly of Covid-19 on Wednesday. Hinch, who was 71, recently attended an indoor meeting with his Republican colleagues where several members contracted the virus.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2020 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mac wrote:
You don't have to be stupid to belong to the GOP--but it helps.

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The speaker of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, Richard Hinch, died suddenly of Covid-19 on Wednesday. Hinch, who was 71, recently attended an indoor meeting with his Republican colleagues where several members contracted the virus.
Blood statement by mac, not surprised. What is surprising is that you, mac, haven't said "democrats don't get covid", shhhhh, don't tell anybody that, you might get kicked to the curb.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2020 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nw30 wrote:
mac wrote:
You don't have to be stupid to belong to the GOP--but it helps.

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The speaker of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, Richard Hinch, died suddenly of Covid-19 on Wednesday. Hinch, who was 71, recently attended an indoor meeting with his Republican colleagues where several members contracted the virus.
Blood statement by mac, not surprised. What is surprising is that you, mac, haven't said "democrats don't get covid", shhhhh, don't tell anybody that, you might get kicked to the curb.


Is it really hard for you to understand that attending indoor events without a mask is tempting fate?

But just in case you still think there are working brains in the GOP—106 of these fools backed Trump’s effort at sedition.

You must be so proud.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2020 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Republicans are kllling it. Literally. Highest positivity rate? Ada County Idaho, where Ammon Bundy is leading a q-anon type paranoid information campaign against masks and social distancing. Death panels by conservatives.

https://covidactnow.org/us/idaho-id/county/ada_county?s=1468424

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Ada County is currently experiencing a severe outbreak. Take all possible precautions to avoid exposure.

ALERT

The U.S. is in a third COVID wave. Exercise extra caution in order to reduce your risk of infection, to avoid infecting others, and to avoid overwhelming our healthcare system. Learn more.

DAILY NEW CASES

89.9

PER
100K

Very dangerous number of new cases

INFECTION RATE

1.01

COVID is still spreading, but slowly

POSITIVE TEST RATE

15.6%


Indicates insufficient testing



https://www.newyorker.com/news/us-journal/how-ammon-bundy-helped-foment-an-anti-masker-rebellion-in-idaho?utm_source=nl&utm_brand=tny&utm_mailing=TNY_Daily_122120&utm_campaign=aud-dev&utm_medium=email&bxid=5dfabdf7fc942d641a20c2e1&cndid=28886814&hasha=50a49ee4eeff8b7d418ff57d217d3beb&hashb=6f5d489012732b7aa770fb5e3828f8210cbb7ba1&hashc=9b48f2f27b5765b8fae61887f02d334ccc060921a4938a43449259568394713d&esrc=bounceX&utm_term=TNY_Daily
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2020 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mac wrote:
Republicans are kllling it. Literally. Highest positivity rate? Ada County Idaho, where Ammon Bundy is leading a q-anon type paranoid information campaign against masks and social distancing. Death panels by conservatives.

https://covidactnow.org/us/idaho-id/county/ada_county?s=1468424

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Ada County is currently experiencing a severe outbreak. Take all possible precautions to avoid exposure.

ALERT

The U.S. is in a third COVID wave. Exercise extra caution in order to reduce your risk of infection, to avoid infecting others, and to avoid overwhelming our healthcare system. Learn more.

DAILY NEW CASES

89.9

PER
100K

Very dangerous number of new cases

INFECTION RATE

1.01

COVID is still spreading, but slowly

POSITIVE TEST RATE

15.6%


Indicates insufficient testing



https://www.newyorker.com/news/us-journal/how-ammon-bundy-helped-foment-an-anti-masker-rebellion-in-idaho?utm_source=nl&utm_brand=tny&utm_mailing=TNY_Daily_122120&utm_campaign=aud-dev&utm_medium=email&bxid=5dfabdf7fc942d641a20c2e1&cndid=28886814&hasha=50a49ee4eeff8b7d418ff57d217d3beb&hashb=6f5d489012732b7aa770fb5e3828f8210cbb7ba1&hashc=9b48f2f27b5765b8fae61887f02d334ccc060921a4938a43449259568394713d&esrc=bounceX&utm_term=TNY_Daily


Bundy is an asshole.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2020 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

found in emails...

https://www.msnbc.com/all-in/watch/-we-want-them-infected-chris-hayes-on-emails-revealing-truth-of-trump-covid-plan-97881669925?cid=referral_taboolafeed


‘We want them infected’: Chris Hayes on emails revealing truth of Trump Covid plan


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Chris Hayes: "Donald Trump and our government under his leadership explicitly pursued a strategy to spread the virus, to get more people sick. They took the side of Covid. They had the same aims as the virus. They were—as I said before—objectively pro-Covid.”

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