Archive for March 24th, 2020

Mini-Martial Law in Nevada Just Got a New General

Mini-Martial Law in Nevada Just Got a New General

on March 24, 2020, 8:47 AM / in Opinion, State News

Gov. Steve Sisolak’s mini-martial law declaration in Nevada took another bizarre twist yesterday – again without a peep of opposition from GOP legislators. First, he added liquor stores to the ever-changing list of “non-essential” businesses and ordered them closed. And again, this makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. Why can grocery stores continue to operate and sell liquor but not liquor […]

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A marathon on a balcony and postponing the Olympics: Why the only hope we have is the only hope we need

A marathon on a balcony and postponing the Olympics: Why the only hope we have is the only hope we need

on March 24, 2020, 8:16 AM / in Religion

By Dr. Jim Denison A man signed up to run the Barcelona marathon on March 15 and the Paris marathon on April 5. Both were canceled because of the threat of COVID-19. So he ran 26.2 miles by lapping around his balcony. In larger sports news, a veteran member of the International Olympic Committee told USA Today that the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo are going […]

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International Olympic Committee Postpones Summer Olympics

International Olympic Committee Postpones Summer Olympics

on March 24, 2020, 8:05 AM / in International News

This summer’s Summer Olympics in Tokyo will be postponed, veteran International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound told USA Today on Monday. “On the basis of the information the IOC has, postponement has been decided,” Pound said. The IOC first raised the possibility of postponing the games for a year on Sunday, saying a final decision will be made within four […]

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PG&E pleads guilty to manslaughter charges from 2018 fire

PG&E pleads guilty to manslaughter charges from 2018 fire

on March 24, 2020, 8:02 AM / in State News

Pacific Gas & Electric on Monday agreed to plead guilty to 84 counts of involuntary manslaughter stemming from a massive 2018 wildfire started by equipment in the utility’s aging electrical grid. The fire devastated three towns in Northern California and drove PG&E to seek bankruptcy protection. The plea agreement resolves charges under a previously sealed indictment in the second case […]

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U.S. slashes Afghan aid as leaders fail to resolve power struggle

U.S. slashes Afghan aid as leaders fail to resolve power struggle

on March 24, 2020, 7:35 AM / in International News, National News

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Monday that the Trump administration was cutting $1 billion in assistance to Afghanistan after its rival leaders failed to settle their differences during his emergency visit to the country. Pompeo said the U.S. “deeply regrets” that Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and former Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah, who have been locked in a power struggle […]

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Colorado abolishes capital punishment

on March 24, 2020, 7:32 AM / in State News

Colorado became the 22nd state to abolish the death penalty on Monday. Gov. Jared Polis (D) signed legislation banning capital punishment in the state, and commuted the death sentences of death row inmates Robert Ray, Sir Mario Owens, and Nathan Dunlap to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Capital punishment was barred nationally in the 1970s before the […]

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Fed vows to buy as much debt as necessary to support economy

on March 24, 2020, 7:21 AM / in National News

For some reason, I must be reading too much into this…. this is now beginning to smell. The Federal Reserve on Monday announced it would buy as much government-backed debt as necessary to support the economy through the COVID-19 crisis. For the first time in history, the U.S. central bank also said it would buy corporate debt to make sure […]

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As outbreak worsens, Trump promises business shutdowns will be brief

As outbreak worsens, Trump promises business shutdowns will be brief

on March 24, 2020, 7:18 AM / in National News

Surgeon General Jerome Adams warned Americans on Monday that the coronavirus outbreak is “going to get bad” this week. “We really, really need everyone to stay at home,” Adams said on NBC’s Today show. The total number of infections in the country rose above 41,000 on Monday, and the death toll surpassed 570. Massachusetts and Maryland joined a growing number […]

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Democrats block coronavirus stimulus for 2nd time

on March 24, 2020, 7:09 AM / in National News

Senate Democrats blocked the $2 trillion coronavirus rescue bill from advancing to a full vote for a second straight day on Monday. Democrats argued that the current version of the legislation doesn’t do enough for American families. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) said the bill — which gives the Trump administration wide latitude to dole out a $500 billion fund for […]

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A Message of HOPE, and Excerpts from Ready References from the Pocket Testament League

on March 24, 2020, 7:02 AM / in Opinion

You may be familiar with this Christian music artist from his many beautiful songs… A Message of HOPE from Michael W. Smith (5 minute video) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsK2dszH36k The attached document contains excerpts from a little fold-out I ran across many years ago, that I keep taped inside the front cover of my bible, called Ready References for your Pocket Testament by […]

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Must We Kill the Economy to Kill the Virus?

Must We Kill the Economy to Kill the Virus?

on March 24, 2020, 6:44 AM / in Opinion

How long can the shutdown be sustained if the necessities of life for the unemployed and unpaid begin to run out? Is it necessary to create an economic and social crisis to solve the medical crisis? “We cannot let the cure be worse than the problem itself,” tweeted the president on Sunday night, adding that, after the current 15-day shutdown, […]

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U.S. Treasury to Offer Small Business Owners “Forgivable” Bridge Loans

U.S. Treasury to Offer Small Business Owners “Forgivable” Bridge Loans

on March 24, 2020, 6:36 AM / in National News

In an interview with CNBC on Monday morning, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin urged small business owners — the most important driver of job creation and economic growth in the U.S. economy — to keep paying their people even while their businesses are shut down: “If you’re a small business [owner], we ask that you not lay people off.” The Federal Reserve is […]

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The Olive Press

The Olive Press

on March 24, 2020, 6:00 AM / in Religion

They went to a place called Gethsemane.  Mark 14:32 If you visit the village of Capernaum beside the Sea of Galilee, you will find an exhibit of ancient olive presses. Formed from basalt rock, the olive press consists of two parts: a base and a grinding wheel. The base is large, round, and has a trough carved out of it. […]

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