Archive for August 1st, 2020

Austin City Councilman Calls for Expedited Demolition of Police HQ

on August 1, 2020, 7:13 AM / in State News

Austin City Councilman Jimmy Flannigan proposed the expedited demolition of the city’s police department headquarters. His idea came in a two-part plan to reconstruct/deconstruct the entity in the wake of recent protests and vandalism in the capital city of Texas. “We should expedite the demolition of the APD Headquarters by directing the City Manager to move all remaining APD staff […]

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Kodak a first step: Trump White House plans new ways to break Chinese supply chain dominance

on August 1, 2020, 7:02 AM / in National News

‘It doesn’t mean we can’t buy from certain sources. But you’ve got to think about it like a backup generator. You’ve got to have those sources in the United States, too.’ – White House official As the Trump White House this week announced a major deal to pivot photo giant Kodak toward pharmaceutical manufacturing, it made clear this was just the first step in […]

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“There Is No Proven Effectiveness” – Netherlands Refuses To Mandate Mask Wearing In Public

on August 1, 2020, 6:59 AM / in International News, National News

American public health experts, led by Dr. Anthony Fauci, have struggled over the past couple of months to push a specific narrative on the public: Wearing a mask doesn’t so much protect you from being infected with SARS-CoV-2, but if you are infected, wearing a mask could stop you from passing the virus to someone else. The mainstream media has […]

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Yale epidemiologist: Dr. Fauci running ‘misinformation campaign’ against hydroxychloroquine

on August 1, 2020, 6:55 AM / in National News

Dr. Harvey Risch, a noted Yale epidemiologist,  has accused White House coronavirus task force member Dr. Anthony Fauci of waging a “misinformation campaign” against the drug hydroxychloroquine, claiming the medication has shown consistently encouraging results in treating COVID-19 when used properly. Hydroxychloroquine has been at the center of a protracted political debate since March, when President Trump cited the drug as […]

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GOP early voting lags behind 2018 while Nashville surge boosts Democrats’ totals

on August 1, 2020, 6:52 AM / in State News

Republican turnout has been down 7% compared with the first 11 days of  early voting in 2018, while Democratic turnout has been up 8%. Overall turnout has been down 4%. Early voting for the Aug. 6 primary runs through Saturday. The nominations for the open U.S. Senate race in 2018 were settled …

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Florida 17-year-old charged with Twitter hack of Obama, Biden, Kanye, other high-profile accounts

on August 1, 2020, 6:49 AM / in National News

This kid might have a bright future…………. A Florida teenager has been charged with carrying out the hacking attack on Twitter in mid-July, in which the accounts of well-known politicians, business leaders and celebrities were taken over. State authorities say 17-year-old Graham Ivan Clark “was the mastermind” of the bitcoin scam and he could also face federal charges. Accounts targeted […]

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The Best Is Yet to Come

The Best Is Yet to Come

on August 1, 2020, 6:00 AM / in Religion

The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms. Deuteronomy 33:27 Are the best days of your life behind or in front of you? Our outlook on life—and our answer to that question—can change with time. When we’re younger, we look ahead, wanting to grow up. And once we’ve grown older, we yearn for the past, wanting […]

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Colonel Baldwin Meets Mr. Lincoln

Colonel Baldwin Meets Mr. Lincoln

on August 1, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

By John M. Taylor   |   Abbeville Institute This essay is Chapter 13 in Mr. Taylor’s Union At All Costs: From Confederation to Consolidation(2016). “I supported President Lincoln. I believed his war policy would be the only way to save the country, but I see my mistake. I visited Washington a few weeks ago, and I saw the corruption of the present administration—and […]

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August 1st in History

August 1st in History

on August 1, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

August 1 is the 213th day of the year (214th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 152 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Monday, Wednesday or Saturday (58 in 400 years each) than on Thursday or Friday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on […]

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WHY PROPERTY RIGHTS MATTER – PROSPERITY – STABILITY – FREEDOM

WHY PROPERTY RIGHTS MATTER – PROSPERITY – STABILITY – FREEDOM

on August 1, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History, Opinion

by Tom DeWeese There is an all out assault taking place in nearly every community against private property ownership. It’s being perpetrated at every level of government and funded by taxpayer grants. Yet few property owners raise objections, mainly because today most don’t have the basic understanding of the right of property ownership and its vital place in preserving our […]

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Herman Melville’s classic novel Moby Dick, 1851

Herman Melville’s classic novel Moby Dick, 1851

on August 1, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

“There she blows!” cried the lookout, sighting the great white whale, Moby Dick. The classic book, Moby Dick, was written by New England author Herman Melville, published in1851. In the novel, Captain Ahab, driven by revenge, sailed the seas to capture this great white whale who had bitten off his leg in a previous encounter. The crew of Captain Ahab’s ship, the Pequod, included: -Ishmael, the teller of the tale, which begins the line: […]

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