I will go "upvote" the regulars' posts so you all get past the "3 reputation/wait 120 seconds" business.
Some one please "upvote" my posts too.
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Train Wreck and Hospital Ship
[quote]LOS ANGELES (AP) — A train engineer intentionally drove a speeding locomotive off a track at the Port of Los Angeles because he was suspicious about the presence of a Navy hospital ship docked there to help during the coronovirus crisis, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.
The locomotive crashed through a series of barriers and fences before coming to rest more than 250 yards (230 meters) from the U.S. Navy Hospital Ship Mercy on Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Justice said in a release.
Nobody was hurt.
Eduardo Moreno, 44, was charged with one count of train wrecking, prosecutors said. It wasn’t immediately known if he has an attorney.
Moreno acknowledged in two separate interviews with law enforcement that he intentionally derailed and crashed the train near the Mercy, according to the criminal complaint.
“You only get this chance once. The whole world is watching. I had to,” Moreno told investigators, according to the complaint. “People don’t know what’s going on here. Now they will.”[/quote]
Latest posts made by Axtremus
Bush-43 Alumni for Biden
“Principles matter more than politics. That’s why we, a group of alumni who served President Bush, and other Republican presidents, governors, and Members of Congress, support Joe Biden for President.”
In the FAQ section, under “Am I abandoning the Republican Party?”:
“Many of us remain Republicans! We are proud of the sound principles that guided our time working together and remain grateful to have campaigned, voted and worked for so many great Republican leaders through the years. We endorse Vice President Biden not necessarily in opposition to any political affiliations, but rather in service to our country which requires a greater obligation than partisan politics or party.”
RE: Today's feel-good story.
No emergency exit AND a door without a deadbolt turn on the inside? You can’t have a door that locks you into a business. This is either fake, or the guy has to be so dumb that he never even tries the bolt, or this woman is going to get shut down for fire code violations.
Now you're thinking like Ax. The guy should have tried to look for a backdoor but he didn't. As for fire code, it's still possible that the building was so old that it's grandfathered when new code was adopted.
Oklahoma to adopt ObamaCare’s Medicaid Expansion
‘Oklahomans voted Tuesday [2020-07-01] to alter their state constitution to expand Medicaid over nearly a decade of opposition by Republican governors, making their state the first to widen the safety-net insurance program as the coronavirus pandemic steals jobs and health benefits.
The expansion’s approval, by a slender margin, means that an estimated 250,000 additional Oklahoma residents will be eligible for the public insurance, including nearly 50,000 who have lost coverage as unemployment has soared this year.
The decision in a Republican-leaning state is rich in political significance. Oklahoma becomes the fifth state in which voters have passed ballot initiatives to expand Medicaid by employing a tool to circumvent the will of GOP governors and legislatures. Another Medicaid-expansion vote is pending in Missouri early next month.
The 50.5 percent vote in favor of Oklahoma’s ballot question, announced late Tuesday night, shows that, even in red states, voters are significantly less hostile to the Affordable Care than President Trump, whose administration is trying to invalidate the law in a case before the Supreme Court. The ACA is the law that gives states the ability to expand Medicaid, a program run jointly by states and the federal government that originated out of the 1960s’ War on Poverty. With Tuesday’s vote, all but 13 states have decided to allow adults without children at home and those with slightly higher incomes into the program.
A Cursed Platoon
On the fate of the members of a platoon, years after returning from Afghanistan.
Prominent Republicans Now Promote Wearing Masks
I suppose this is a bit of a follow-up to https://nodebb.the-new-coffee-room.club/post/8028
Amid Virus Surge, Republicans Abruptly Urge Masks Despite Trump’s Resistance
Masks became a political cause for some in the early months of the pandemic. A growing set of Republican leaders are suddenly pushing Americans to wear them.
Vice President Mike Pence has abruptly begun regularly wearing and recommending a mask. Gov. Doug Ducey of Arizona, facing an uncontrolled outbreak of the coronavirus in his state, made a plea this week: “Arm yourself with a mask.” And Representative Liz Cheney of Wyoming tweeted a photograph of her father, the former vice president, wearing a fleece vest, cowboy hat and pale blue surgical mask covering his face. “Dick Cheney says WEAR A MASK,” she wrote, adding the hashtag “#realmenwearmasks.”
On Tuesday, Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, the Republican chairman of the Senate Health Committee, appealed to the president himself: Wear a mask, Mr. Alexander implored, and end a dangerous partisan divide over the practice, with some Republicans shunning masks because Mr. Trump has declined to wear them.
Party Guests Won’t Talk After 9 Test Positive. Now They Face Subpoenas.
Rushing to contain a coronavirus cluster tied to a big party in a New York City suburb, officials turned to an unusual legal strategy
Party goers refused to talk to contact tracers, so NYC subpoena them.
Not an isolated incident and not limited to NY, I have read elsewhere that many people refuse to talk to contact tracers. This will delay or even reverse reopening for many places.
Russia’s Constitutional Amendments
- Putin can keep seeking re-elections, potentially remaining President until 2036.
- Define marriage as the union of one man and one woman