Archive for August, 2020

Israeli And U.S. Leaders Fly To UAE To Solidify Boycott’s End

on August 31, 2020, 11:28 AM / in International News, National News

U.S. and Israeli officials boarded a flight to the United Arab Emirates today, looking to finalize the U.S.-brokered deal opening relations between the other two countries. The officials were part of the first-ever direct commercial flight between Israel and Abu Dhabi. The ruler of the UAE decreed the boycott would end Saturday, allowing Israeli businesses to operate in the UAE […]

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Appeals court rejects Flynn’s effort to dismiss charges

Appeals court rejects Flynn’s effort to dismiss charges

on August 31, 2020, 11:21 AM / in National News

A federal appeals court rejected Michael Flynn‘s effort to force a judge to immediately dismiss the charges against him, overturning an earlier decision that would have allowed the Department of Justice to drop its case against the former national security adviser. The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 8-2 against Flynn’s petition for it to step in and force a district […]

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2020’s Economic Destruction Due To The State’s COVID Response Will Pale In Comparison To What’s Coming!

2020’s Economic Destruction Due To The State’s COVID Response Will Pale In Comparison To What’s Coming!

on August 31, 2020, 11:18 AM / in Opinion

Authored by Gary Barnett via LewRockwell.com, “It is important to remember that government interference always means either violent action or the threat of such action. Government is in the last resort the employment of armed men, of policemen, gendarmes, soldiers, prison guards, and hangmen. The essential feature of government is the enforcement of its decrees by beating, killing, and imprisoning. Those who […]

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Teachers’ union warns new COVID-19 liability protection could backfire on schools

Teachers’ union warns new COVID-19 liability protection could backfire on schools

on August 31, 2020, 11:15 AM / in State News

The Tennessee Education Association, the state’s largest teachers’ union, says the new law enacted to provide legal protections to businesses and schools may have the opposite effect. TEA President Beth Brown said in a release that the new law’s standards of gross negligence or willful misconduct could make schools liable if they buck federal guidelines and designate educators to be […]

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Joe Biden’s retirement plan would radically change your 401(k)

Joe Biden’s retirement plan would radically change your 401(k)

on August 31, 2020, 11:12 AM / in National News

Joe Biden doesn’t seem like a radical, mostly because he’s not coherent enough to have much influence on the direction his party is taking. But the people running Joe’s campaign are radical, and they have plans to transform America from the ground up. They won’t leave any stone unturned. One of the areas that they plan to transform is retirement savings […]

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Wisconsin’s governor asks Trump not to visit as protests continue

on August 31, 2020, 8:20 AM / in State News

Are All Dems Mad? Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers (D) on Sunday urged President Trump to “reconsider” his plan to visit the city of Kenosha as protests continue over the shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, by a white police officer. Evers told Trump in a letter that he was concerned Trump’s presence, coming a week after two people were […]

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Chadwick Boseman’s death and faith: The power of purpose and the “two great days” of your life

Chadwick Boseman’s death and faith: The power of purpose and the “two great days” of your life

on August 31, 2020, 8:17 AM / in People, Religion

By Dr. Jim Denison Chadwick Boseman, the actor who played the title character in the Oscar-winning film Black Panther, died last Friday at the age of forty-three. Boseman drew accolades for his depictions of Thurgood Marshall, Jackie Robinson, and James Brown. He died on the fifty-seventh anniversary of the March on Washington and the day baseball honored Jackie Robinson. In his […]

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The Aim of the Social Justice Movement Is the Subversion of Core Western Values

on August 31, 2020, 8:13 AM / in Opinion

By Vasko Kohlmayer  |  LRC We have spoken previously about what the attacks on statues and churches that have been taking place as part of the so-called “anti-racism” protests reveal about the true nature of this movement. They show that these protests are not actuated by a desire to bring about racial justice, but by an aversion toward Western culture. It is not the elimination […]

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Businesses Flee Portland, Citing Local Government Failure to Protect Against Riots

Businesses Flee Portland, Citing Local Government Failure to Protect Against Riots

on August 31, 2020, 8:04 AM / in State News

BY ZACHARY STIEBER  |  Epoch Times Businesses are shifting operations from downtown Portland, Oregon, or scuttling plans to open stores there because of the near-nightly rioting and protests that have gone on since May 28. Portions of the city are boarded up. Rioters, who often gather around 9 p.m. and don’t disperse until early the next morning, had caused tens of millions of […]

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Conservative group sues Gov. Bill Lee over ‘unconstitutional’ efforts to stop coronavirus spread

on August 31, 2020, 8:00 AM / in Opinion, State News

Natalie Allison | Nashville Tennessean Days after legislators gathered to hear testimony on whether Gov. Bill Lee overstepped his authority by issuing various pandemic executive orders, a conservative group has sued him for doing so. While some conservatives, including lawmakers, balked at the governor’s efforts this year to slow the spread of the coronavirus, Lee has simultaneously come under fire from liberals […]

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Vanderbilt can’t build Murfreesboro hospital. Government needs to get out of the way and let the market decide.

on August 31, 2020, 7:52 AM / in Opinion, State News

by Rod Williams |  A Disgruntled Republican in Nashville On Wednesday of this week the State government denied Vanderbilt University Medical Center permission to build a 48-bed medical center in Murfreesboro. Instead, the government decided that St. Thomas could build a hospital in Murfreesboro. State law requires the construction of new hospitals to be approved by the Tennessee Health Services and Development […]

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It’s time to have an honest, rational conversation with your family

on August 31, 2020, 7:49 AM / in Opinion

When the captain came on the announcement system yesterday morning to introduce himself to passengers, the first thing he said was, “Ladies and gentlemen, a lot of us have been cooped up and under tremendous stress for the past several months. So the most important thing we can do right now is be kind, patient, and understanding with one another.” […]

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Minneapolis Mayor Exempted NAACP from Curfew Riot Curfews, Emails Show

Minneapolis Mayor Exempted NAACP from Curfew Riot Curfews, Emails Show

on August 31, 2020, 7:42 AM / in State News

by Kyle Hooten Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey gave National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) “staff and volunteers” permission to disobey curfew orders amid riots in his city. Emails acquired by Alpha News as part of a larger public document dump related to the Minneapolis riots show that Frey “granted an exemption to NAACP from the 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 […]

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Tennessee Once Again Extends COVID-19 State of Emergency

on August 31, 2020, 7:34 AM / in State News

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has once again extended the state of emergency until the end of September. Lee, a Republican, initially imposed the state of emergency on March 12 in order to free up funding and relax rules regarding the treatment and containment of COVID-19. He extended the order on Friday, the day before it was set […]

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Williamson County won’t require face coverings in public

on August 31, 2020, 6:57 AM / in State News

Wising up or big mistake Emily R. West  |  Nashville Tennessean FRANKLIN, Tenn. — Williamson County Mayor Rogers Anderson decided Saturday to let his county’s mask mandate expire at midnight. This comes after Gov. Bill Lee extended his order to allow counties to make the decision as to whether they wanted a mask mandate and to continue public meetings online because of the novel coronavirus outbreak in […]

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Memphis councilman calls on mayor to cover zoo budget shortfall from police and fire budgets

on August 31, 2020, 6:48 AM / in State News

Samuel Hardiman | Memphis Commercial Appeal With thousands of Memphians behind on their utility bills and en masse disconnects underway after a five-month moratorium, one member of Memphis City Council is calling for the city to spend $5.7 million more in federal money on utility assistance. Councilman Martavius Jones would like $5.7 million in CARES Act funding currently earmarked to make […]

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Carte blanche? 6-foot rule loosened for riding golf carts

Carte blanche? 6-foot rule loosened for riding golf carts

on August 31, 2020, 6:44 AM / in State News

As a golfer, this one interested me. Golf courses in Memphis and Shelby County have taken substantial measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 after being allowed to reopen in late March. At Galloway Golf Course, for example, the city keeps golfers from touching the same surfaces by locking Galloway’s on-course, portable toilets, removing all sources of drinking water from […]

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Patriot Killed At Portland Trump Rally

Patriot Killed At Portland Trump Rally

on August 31, 2020, 6:36 AM / in Opinion, State News

by Iron Mike  |  Rabid Republican Blog Most of the ‘media’ calls the groups Patriot Prayer and Proud Boys “right-wing extremists”.   We see them as young men unwilling to submit or tolerate commies taking over their city.  They jointed the Trump Parade Saturday afternoon.  It may have cost one of them his life. The day started off nicely – 600 […]

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Wokeness is in fact a religion

on August 31, 2020, 6:26 AM / in National News, Opinion

By Donald Sensing |  Sense of Events Katherine Kersten of the StarTribune explains why Woke is the new Puritanism. What is unfolding before our eyes is a new secular religion. For all its claims of “inclusivity,” this new faith is deeply intolerant. It has roots in the American past that would likely surprise its adherents: the Puritan era of our nation’s earliest […]

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Is BLM Writing Curriculum For Public Education? Evidence of This in CA and TN…

on August 31, 2020, 6:18 AM / in Opinion, State News

That old adage be careful what you wish for you just might get it? The Teachers Unions wanted our schools to shutdown so they could hurt President Trump. They largely got their wish and now large numbers of students are doing online learning this year. But a funny thing happened on the way to hurting Trump…. Parents can see what […]

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