Archive for August 20th, 2020

Airport Robbery: Feds Take Over $2 Billion from Travelers through Asset Forfeiture

on August 20, 2020, 8:00 AM / in National News

By: Michael Boldin For the first time ever, data from the Treasury Department’s forfeiture database has been put through a detailed study regarding airport seizures, thanks for a multi-year legal battle by the Institute for Justice. Covering 2000 through 2016, the study quantifies just how often DHS agencies have seized currency at airports—and just how much currency has flowed into the […]

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Did the FED Really Disappoint?

on August 20, 2020, 7:55 AM / in National News, Opinion

By KENNY POLCARI Did the FED throw water on the rally or are the algo’s just stamping their feet? The S&P rallied and failed – is 3,400 the new brick wall for now? DNC makes history as Kamala accepts nomination – more Trump shaming Expect the same from the RNC next week – just sayin’… Politics is an ugly game […]

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Absentee voting: CDC’s high-risk conditions for COVID-19 include obesity, smoking, blood pressure

Absentee voting: CDC’s high-risk conditions for COVID-19 include obesity, smoking, blood pressure

on August 20, 2020, 7:51 AM / in State News

By Erik Schelzig  |  TNJ According to guidance released by Secretary of State Tre Hargett on Wednesday, people with an “underlying illness, physical disability, or other health condition and who cannot appear at the polling place on Election Day” can obtain an absentee ballot. That also goes for people who care for someone who does. The press release urges voters to […]

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Community: Aggressive panhandlers at intersections violate city ordinances, impede traffic, and create safety concerns.

on August 20, 2020, 7:30 AM / in Local News

In a press release from the Jackson Police Department: In the Jackson Police Department’s endeavoring efforts in developing co-active partnerships with the community and reducing problems that affect the community, the Jackson Police Department has investigated the communities concerns on aggressive panhandling at intersections.  The Jackson Police Department determined that several of the panhandlers working various intersections around the city […]

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Vehicle “Protest” Encounters: Politics, Legal Jeopardy, Defense

Vehicle “Protest” Encounters: Politics, Legal Jeopardy, Defense

on August 20, 2020, 7:21 AM / in Opinion

Ammoland  In the seeming never-ending riots portrayed as “peaceful protests” by the Progressive left, including most of the Media, there are an increasing number of drivers/passengers involved in vehicle encounters with agitators/protestors. There are numerous responses on Internet forums about how to handle a situation where a person or persons in a vehicle encounter, often unexpectedly, agitators/protestors who are aggressively […]

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The Harris Head Scratcher

on August 20, 2020, 7:14 AM / in Opinion

By Erick Erickson Y’all, I’ll be honest. I begrudgingly watched again last night and I didn’t want to. It took a cigar and glass of bourbon. Obama, Clinton, and Harris are not exactly the people I want to hear from. But, let’s try to be objective here. Last night was the first time in a long time I really thought […]

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Report: Michigan will pay $600 million to Flint water crisis victims

on August 20, 2020, 7:09 AM / in State News

This week, the state of Michigan is expected to announce that it will pay $600 million to victims of the Flint water crisis, The New York Times reported Wednesday, citing two people with knowledge of the matter. In 2014, the city of Flint switched its water supply from Lake Huron to the polluted Flint River, and residents were exposed to […]

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Barr: U.S. won’t seek death penalty for ISIS ‘Beatles’

Barr: U.S. won’t seek death penalty for ISIS ‘Beatles’

on August 20, 2020, 7:07 AM / in International News, National News

Attorney General William Barr said Wednesday that the United States will drop its push for the death penalty for two British Islamic State members tied to the killings of Western hostages, provided the U.K. turns over evidence needed for their prosecution. The suspects, Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh, are members of an ISIS execution squad nicknamed the “Beatles” because […]

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Calling the Kettle Black…. Obama blaming Trump for a virus he financed… interesting.

on August 20, 2020, 7:03 AM / in National News

Former President Barack Obama and other Democratic convention speakers on Wednesday said democracy is on the line in the November election. Obama said President Trump “hasn’t grown into the job, because he can’t,” and that the consequences of Trump’s failure “are severe. One hundred seventy thousand Americans dead. Millions of jobs gone.” Obama urged voters to back Democratic candidate Joe […]

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Towing company illegally auctioned off Marine sergeant’s car while she was deployed, DOJ alleges

Towing company illegally auctioned off Marine sergeant’s car while she was deployed, DOJ alleges

on August 20, 2020, 6:56 AM / in National News

The company, Target Recovery Towing, Inc. and Target Recovery & Transport, Inc., is accused of violating federal law by auctioning off the 2011 Nissan Versa belonging to Marine Sgt. Jennifer Eunjung Ko, without first getting a court order, according to the complaint filed Aug. 18 in federal court in Tampa. The actions were in violation of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, […]

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Fed officials saw recovery slowing

on August 20, 2020, 6:51 AM / in National News

Fed officials saw recovery slowing, virus threat growing in July meeting: Federal Reserve officials expressed deep concerns that the steady spread of the coronavirus would continue to slow the pace of economic recovery and drive the U.S. into a much sharper downturn later this year, according to minutes from its July policy meeting released Wednesday. During the July 28-29 meeting […]

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Trump announces ‘snapback’ of sanctions on Iran

Trump announces ‘snapback’ of sanctions on Iran

on August 20, 2020, 6:44 AM / in International News, National News

By Ellen Mitchell President Trump announced Wednesday evening that his administration would notify the United Nations of plans to restore “virtually” all sanctions on Iran. “Today, I am directing the Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to notify the U.N. security council that the United States intends to restore virtually all of the previously suspended United Nations sanctions on Iran,” Trump said during remarks […]

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George Floyd’s Autopsy: Fentanyl & Meth ‘Overdosing Contributed To His Own Death’

George Floyd’s Autopsy: Fentanyl & Meth ‘Overdosing Contributed To His Own Death’

on August 20, 2020, 6:37 AM / in National News

Written by BlabberBuzz For months now Black Lives Matter protesters have been on the streets disrupting day to day life in major cities. All these protests started with the death of George Floyd who died under the knee of a police officer. These protesters went out on the streets with minimal understanding of the Floyd case except a video of […]

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August 20th in History

August 20th in History

on August 20, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

August 20 is the 232nd day of the year (233rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 133 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Bernard of Clairvaux Blessed Georg Häfner Maria De Mattias Oswine of Deira Philibert of Jumièges William and Catherine Booth August 20 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Feast of Asmá’ (Bahá’í […]

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An Explorer’s Demise

An Explorer’s Demise

on August 20, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

Good morning. It’s August 20, 2018. On this date in 1804, a U.S. Army sergeant in his early 20’s named Charles Floyd died and was buried on a bluff overlooking the Missouri River in present-day Sioux City, Iowa. The first U.S. military man to give his life in service to his country west of the Mississippi, Floyd was laid to […]

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Who signed the Defense of Marriage Act? A Liberal who is Conservative by today’s standards!

Who signed the Defense of Marriage Act? A Liberal who is Conservative by today’s standards!

on August 20, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

“Oh what a tangled web we weave, When first we practice to deceive!” wrote Sir Walter Scott in his poem “In Marmion” (1808, canto VI, stanza XVII). On AUGUST 19, 1785, Thomas Jefferson wrote to Peter Carr: “He who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it a second and third time, till at length it becomes habitual; he tells […]

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Giants in the Land

Giants in the Land

on August 20, 2020, 6:00 AM / in Religion

We should go up and take possession of the land, for we can certainly do it. Numbers 13:30 After being encamped near Mt. Sinai for two years, the people of Israel were on the verge of entering Canaan—the land God had promised them. God told them to send twelve spies to assess the land and the people living there. When the spies […]

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Donate Now to St. Jude

Donate Now to St. Jude

on August 20, 2020, 5:54 AM / in People

We go to great lengths to brighten the hallways of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to lift the spirits of our patients and families. Often, the most powerful and inspiring artwork on display was created by the very children who benefit when you support St. Jude. As Vivian, a former patient, explains in this essay for St. Jude Inspire, our art therapy program provides an […]

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