Vermont Collected DNA From Spaypaint Cans To Help Identify Man Who Defaced BLM Mural…

What a total waste of time and money to collect DNA for this lol.

Via Burlington Free Press:

An investigation into the vandalism of a Black Lives Matter mural painted along the street in front of the Vermont Statehouse has been closed, following the reported death of the suspect.

The Black Lives Matter mural was painted along State St. in Montpelier on June 13. In less than 24 hours, the painting, which said “Black Lives Matter” in bold, yellow letters, was found spray painted and covered in mud and dirt.

For more: Black Lives Matter mural in Vermont vandalized with mud, oil

The suspect, identified by the Montpelier Police Department as Fred Seavey, died in a car accident on July 1. Seavey, 56, was found to have been driving along Interstate 89 north nearby Waterbury when he lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a highway median, according to an initial accident report by WCAX.

Authorities listed Seavey as a “transient with no home address,” according to the article.

DNA had previously been collected from spray cans found nearby the mural, and were brought to the Vermont State Crime Lab for analysis. The subsequent DNA match, coupled with witness statements and video surveillance, linked Seavey to the crime.

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Chinese Spyware ‘TikTok’ To Sue Trump For Banning Them…

Via NPR:

TikTok is planning to sue the Trump administration, challenging the president’s executive order banning the service from the United States.

The video-sharing app hugely popular with the smartphone generation will file the federal lawsuit as soon as Tuesday, according to a person who was directly involved in the forthcoming suit but was not authorized to speak for the company. It will be filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, where TikTok’s American operations are based, the person said.

NPR has learned that the lawsuit will argue that President Trump’s far-reaching action is unconstitutional because it failed to give the company a chance to respond. It also alleges that the administration’s national security justification for the order is baseless, according to the source.

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NASA To Remove “Offensive” Names From Planets…

Science is stupid now too.

Via NY Post:

Political correctness has now expanded to space, where NASA says planets, galaxies and other heavenly bodies will no longer be referred to by “offensive” nicknames.

In a press release Thursday, the space agency said that all planets and heavenly bodies will be referred only to by their scientific names, the Houston Chronicle reported.

Under the new rules, the “Eskimo Nebula,” discovered in 1787 by William Hershel, will only be referred to as NGC 2392.

The so-called “Siamese Twins Galaxy” will likewise be known only as NGC 4567 and NGC 4568.

“As the scientific community works to identify and address systemic discrimination and inequality in all aspects of the field, it has become clear that certain cosmic nicknames are not only insensitive but can be actively harmful,” the agency said in a news release.

“NASA is examining its use of unofficial terminology for cosmic objects as part of its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.”

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Susan Rice Sells Netflix Stock Worth More Than $300G As Biden Mulls Choice Of Running Mate: Report

If this is it, then it shows the control of Obama and that this it would be the third term of Obama. That they think they need Obama to win.

Via Fox News:

Former national security advisor Susan Rice has reportedly sold her shares in the streaming service Netflix amid rumors that she is on the shortlist of candidates to be presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s running mate.

Deadline reported Friday that Rice sold her shares valued at $305,323, according to an SEC filing dated Thursday.

A spokesperson for Rice told Deadline that her sale “has nothing to do” with Biden’s VP search.

“Ambassador Rice’s sale of a fraction of her Netflix stock has nothing to do with VP speculation,” spokesperson Erin Pelton, said. “She filed a stock plan pursuant to SEC regulations over three months ago.”

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Trump To Sign Executive Order Suspended Payroll Taxes – Democrats Plan To…Sue Over It?

heh…

Via TheDC:

On August 6, President Trump tweeted that the White House was preparing an executive order which would temporarily suspend the payroll tax.

An idea first proposed by Stephen Moore and Phil Kerpen in the Wall Street Journal on August 2, President Trump’s order would direct the Department of the Treasury to suspend the collection of payroll tax dollars.

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Russia Will Release World First Coronavirus Vaccine (But Won’t Do Any Tests/Trials Till AFTERWARDS)

 

LOL seems legit.

Via FNC:

Russia has announced that mass vaccinations are planned for early October, which would make it the first country to approve and distribute a coronavirus vaccine, but scientists are warning against the move.

The head of Russia’s Direct Investment Fund, Kirill Dmitriev, who sponsored the Gamaleya Research Institute’s development of a vaccine, says that a vaccination may be approved in just days, before scientists have completed a three phase study.

“I’m worried that Russia is cutting corners so that the vaccine that will come out may be not just ineffective, but also unsafe,” a global public health law expert at Georgetown University, Lawrence Gostin, told the Associated Press Friday. “It doesn’t work that way. … Trials come first. That’s really important.”

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New Nasdaq Record: Big Three Censor Milestone Close Over 11K

Funny how this didn’t get a lot of attention yesterday.

Via Newsbusters:

The ridiculous censorship of good market news in the Trump economy saga barrels on with impunity by the Big Three evening news shows.

The Big Tech-heavy NASDAQ Composite stock index closed at a record 11,108.07 Thursday evening, well over the historic 11,000 milestone, according to Nasdaq August 7. “A big reason for the market’s second-half momentum today was this week’s better-than-expected jobless claims report,” Nasdaq reported. “[N]early 1.19 million” filed jobless claims, but that marks “the lowest level since the pandemic began.” CNBC reported that this was the NASDAQ’s “seventh straight gain.”

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Donald Trump Dunks On Reporter Over Why They’re Not Wearing Masks: It’s A ‘Peaceful Protest’

Epic.

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Abolish the Police? Those Who Survived the Chaos in Seattle Aren’t So Sure

Apparently the polls are bad for Democrats and the word has gone out to throw Antifa under the bus. Sorry, too late, we’ve seen what you did here.

Via NY Times:

SEATTLE — Faizel Khan was being told by the news media and his own mayor that the protests in his hometown were peaceful, with “a block party atmosphere.”

But that was not what he saw through the windows of his Seattle coffee shop. He saw encampments overtaking the sidewalks. He saw roving bands of masked protesters smashing windows and looting.

Young white men wielding guns would harangue customers as well as Mr. Khan, a gay man of Middle Eastern descent who moved here from Texas so he could more comfortably be out. To get into his coffee shop, he sometimes had to seek the permission of self-appointed armed guards to cross a border they had erected.

“They barricaded us all in here,” Mr. Khan said. “And they were sitting in lawn chairs with guns.”

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Chrissy Teigen Caught Using Goya Products After Pushing For A Boycott Against Them…

Via Daily Caller:

Screenshots of a video shared by Teigen on her Instagram stories show her using a Goya product while making a recipe Thursday, according to a report published by Fox News. Teigen used Goya’s green pigeon peas to create a recipe for oxtail stew.

The use of Goya beans comes after Tiegen claimed she would stop using the products due to CEO Robert Unanue praising President Donald Trump. Unanue’s comments came after Trump signed an executive order meant to “improve Hispanic Americans’ access to educational and economic opportunities.” (RELATED: ‘I’m Not Apologizing’: Goya Foods CEO Refuses To Apologize For Pro-Trump Remarks)

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Ethics Committee Orders Tlaib to Return Campaign Funds She Paid Herself

That’s three squad members with ethical issues.

Via Free Beacon:

The House Ethics Committee ordered Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D., Mich.) to return $10,800 she paid herself from her campaign, a violation first discovered by the Washington Free Beacon in March 2019.

The committee ruled on Friday that Tlaib violated federal election laws in 2018 when she received $17,500 from her campaign after the election. While Federal Election Committee rules allow candidates to receive a salary from their campaign up to Election Day, candidates are prohibited from receiving contributions after being elected.

Though the payments violated the law, the report said the payments were not made out of “ill intent,” but rather “in bad timing.”

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Recovery Continues: Employment Up 1.8 Million, Unemployment Falls To 10.2%

Between the riots and the recovery, Trump’s chances are looking better and better because people don’t want Democrats.

Via Daily Wire:

On Friday, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that the economy took another step toward recovery, as the total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 1.8 million in July and the unemployment rate fell to 10.2 percent.

“In July, notable job gains occurred in leisure and hospitality, government, retail trade, professional and business services, other services, and ]health care,” the Labor Department reported.

Employment in leisure and hospitality increased by 592,000; government employment rose by 301,000; retail trade added 258,000 jobs; professional and business services increased by 170,000; other services industry added 149,000 jobs, and health care added 126,000 jobs. Manufacturing employment increased by 26,000; employment in transportation and warehousing rose by 38,000.

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John Durham Set To Interview John Brennan: Report

The final chapter?

Via Washington Examiner:

U.S. Attorney John Durham will soon interview former CIA Director John Brennan, another sign that the investigation of the Trump-Russia investigators is ready to wrap up by the end of the summer.

Durham, the federal prosecutor from Connecticut appointed by Attorney General William Barr to investigate the origins of the Crossfire Hurricane inquiry and to scrutinize the conduct of the law enforcement leaders and intelligence officials involved in it, has asked to interview Brennan, according to “people familiar with the request” cited by NBC News, and the former top spy and vociferous Trump critic has reportedly agreed to the sit-down. The same report cites sources who suggest Durham’s inquiry may be nearing the finish line.

Brennan has acknowledged that he is in the “crosshairs” of the criminal inquiry into the Russia investigation led by Durham. He recently claimed, and the White House acknowledged, that he asked the CIA for his official records, including his personal notes and any classified CIA documents that he had signed to help him write his upcoming memoir, but the agency denied his request.

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Most NYC Loses Power For Nearly An Hour, No One Seems To Know Why…

Via NBC New York:

A massive power outage struck Friday morning in the upper part of Manhattan, knocking out not only lights but also cellphone service, and a short time later power went out in a large chunk of Queens as well.

At one point it was pitch black as far as the eye could see along Broadway north of 73rd Street on both the east and west sides of Manhattan.

Power came back on after around 20 minutes for parts of the Upper West Side, though some spotty outage reports lingered thereafter.

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U.S Sanctions Hong Kong Leader Carrie Lam For Anti-Democratic Crackdowns…

Good.

Via CNN:

The US sanctioned Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam Friday for her role in crackdowns on political freedom in the region.

Friday’s action is likely to further inflame tensions between Washington and Beijing. It is the latest move in response to China’s imposition of a sweeping national security law on Hong Kong that criminalizes secession, subversion, terrorism and foreign interference.

“The 11 individuals designated today have implemented policies directly aimed at curbing freedom of expression and assembly, and democratic processes, and are subsequently responsible for the degradation of Hong Kong’s autonomy,” the US Treasury Department said in a statement Friday.

Lam has defended the controversial law as a “crucial step to ending chaos and violence that has occurred over the past few months.”

“It’s a law that has been introduced to keep Hong Kong safe,” she said in July. “The legislation is lawful, constitutional and reasonable.”

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Fugitive Wanted By FBI Since 1977 Finally Apprehended…

Via CNN:

After more than 40 years on the run and living under an alias, a prison escapee was apprehended Wednesday in New Mexico, the FBI said.

Luis Archuleta, 77, was wanted on a 1977 federal arrest warrant on a charge of unlawful flight to avoid prosecution/confinement, according to an FBI news release.

“This arrest should send a clear signal to violent offenders everywhere: The FBI will find you, no matter how long it takes or how far you run, and we will bring you to justice,” said FBI Denver Special Agent in Charge Michael Schneider.
Archuleta was convicted in Denver in 1973 for shooting a police officer, and the next year he escaped from a Colorado Department of Corrections facility, the release said.

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Cuomo In Break With Democrat Party Line: NYC Schools Can Reopen This Fall…

So, who had “Cuomo goes against the party line” on their bingo card for 2020?

Via NY Times:

Schools across New York can reopen for in-person instruction this fall, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Friday, solidifying New York’s status as one of the few states in America that has a virus transmission rate low enough to forge ahead with reopening plans.

Just a few months after New York became a global epicenter of the pandemic, the governor opened the door for millions of students across the state to return to classrooms, even as most public school students in the country will start the school year remotely.

But Mr. Cuomo’s announcement does not guarantee that school buildings in the state’s roughly 700 local districts will actually reopen in the coming weeks. It is now up to local politicians and superintendents to decide whether to reopen, and how to do so. Their in-person reopening plans must also be approved by the state’s education and health departments in the coming weeks.

Under the governor’s announcement, schools can decide to open as long as they are in a region where the average rate of positive coronavirus tests is below 5 percent, a threshold recommended by the World Health Organization to begin general reopening that has recently been adopted by some school districts.

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2020: Butt Naked Man Chases Wild Boar Who Stole His Laptop…

Via NY Post:

Oh, to be a fly on that laptop case.

At a lake in Berlin on Wednesday, where Germans are known to bask and bathe in the buff, a middle-aged nude man found himself at the center of a ridiculous scene — chasing down a wild boar while his buns flapped in the wind.

According to Adele Landauer, another visitor to Teufelssee — that’s “Devil’s Lake” in English — a boar and her two piglets had been perusing the shore in search of snacks. After reportedly consuming a stash of leftover pizza from the backpack of another tourist, who was swimming in the lake at the time, the pig posse moved on to the bright yellow bag, which they surely thought had food inside.

What happened next was pure mayhem.

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Biden Doubles Down On Diversity Comments, Suggests All Black Americans Have The Same Background

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Portland Mayor Finally Condemns Rioters For ‘Attempting To Commit Murder’

You mean like they were trying to do for weeks before this at the federal courthouse?

Via Fox News:

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler Thursday evening condemned the actions of rioters who attempted to set fire to a police precinct and blocked the exits while officers were inside.

“When you commit arson with an accelerant in an attempt to burn down a building that is occupied by people who you have intentionally trapped inside, you are not demonstrating, you are attempting to commit murder,” Wheeler said in a news conference with Portland Police Chief Chuck Lovell.

“Don’t think for a moment that you are if you are participating in this activity, you are not being a prop for the reelection campaign of Donald Trump — because you absolutely are,” he said. “You are creating the B-roll film that will be used in ads nationally to help Donald Trump during this campaign. If you don’t want to be part of that, then don’t show up.”

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