The executive branch enforces the law and she seems to want equity to be legally required.
“…They were playing with American Citizens, we can’t let that happen.” – Trump
Last week, the State Department said that an American was captured. Early on Halloween,
special forces rescued them.
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Kidnapping for ransom
has been on the rise in West Africa in general.
After working with local officials,
Seal Team 6 and others from a joint operations force killed 6 out of the 7 captors.
The US Citizen was variously described as a Missionary or a Farmer.
No US Military were harmed.
Michael Carver November 1, 2020 1:03 PM
“Anyone who refuses to be tested must quarantine for 14 days.”
Governor of NY announces interstate travel regulations which include mandatory COVID testing while saying that people won’t be “free to go” until they prove they are negative.
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The way this new process is framed and spoken of is reminiscent of New Zealand before they
have established isolation camps for non compliant travelers.
Across the other ocean,
the UK government has decided to institute another, now month long, lockdown.
As there is a
minimum 3 day quarantine associated with this, even if you are negative, this should eliminate a significant portion of business travel.
One of the best games of 2013 was
Cuomo believes New Yorkers should be proud of this.
Michael Carver November 1, 2020 8:10 AM
“A free and open forum for communication was the original and perfect design.”
Once the internet broke free of the US military and academia, it became the
“… the greatest single advancement in free speech since the printing press.”
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It united the world and gained the ire of authoritarian and repressive governments. When Twitter
hit the scene in 2007 at SXSW, it came from this part of internet culture and “… was the ultimate expression of those free speech values …”
Over time, the Democratic party, while once a champion of free speech, has become the authoritarian advocate for censorship, and somehow Twitter has become the
tool of this speech suppression.
“We do not need companies to protect us from harmful or “misleading” thoughts. The solution to bad speech is more speech, not approved speech.”
people feel like the concept of freedom is under attack by the authoritarian left.
At this time of writing, the primary source article had been shared 14 times by the publisher’s official mechanism
Michael Carver Halloween October 31, 2020 10:42 AM
Hospitality, Restaurants, and Gaming having a tough time.
Of the 5,000 or so employees CBRE has in California, it
doesn’t expect to have to move many “Client Facing” positions.
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Government reaction to the pandemic has also
negatively affected the hospitality industry, however those businesses can’t typically change location as easily as the companies that own buildings all over the country.
One Hundred Over the Park was
unveiled in 2016
even affect the private events of the rich and famous.
trying to help out by starting an endowment.
Despite all this, The Racino, granted a silly name,
still expects to bring 400 jobs to the area.
Michael Carver October 30, 2020 5:17 PM
A little bundle of cute floof.
A baby chimpanzee
was born at the STL Zoo. Zoo officials announced the event about 5 hours after it happened, which was around 3:30 AM.
chimps spend the first bit of their lives bonding with their mom and multiple generations of family.
The mother was born in Florida in 2001 and came to STL in 2007.
A rare thing, this is being
considered a pick-me-up, rather light hearted news
Food service positions
are available for the fall/winter season.
All mail to the newborn should be addressed at
1 Government Drive, Saint Louis, MO 63110
Michael Carver October 30, 2020 2:34 PM
Look at me; I am the captain now.
US announced that it has sold the 1.1 million barrels of oil which it took from Iran. The Iranians wanted it to go to Venezuela.
LEGO Pirates fishing on an artificial surface. | “Pirate ship” by LEGOFIIR is licensed under CC BY 2.0
This is the oil that they took by
capturing oil tankers back in August.
Privateering action only cost the English around 300 million dollars in the Revolutionary War.
Surely, this was a profitable operation as this was about 40 million dollars of oil at the
current market rate.
The America’s cup sailing competition might still happen, just with public safety
Some estimates say that these sorts of actions have
costed Venezuela billions of dollars.
Michael Carver October 28, 2020 2:32 PM
Is it surprising that
Consumer Reports has a coffee recommendation?
The COVID response has affected the coffee sales industry in America. Perhaps counterintuitive,
about half of it is McDonalds.
CGP Grey zooms about coffee.
Coffee trade itself
has been down over the course of the year as well as retail coffee consumption in the US.
There is some suggestion that a trend to drinking coffee from alcohol caused or encouraged the Enlightenment.
The pandemic response from governments has people thinking of coffee consumption
in different ways now.
Despite all this,
billions of cups of coffee are still being drunk.
Car based coffee preparation systems are almost exclusively 12v machines.
Michael Carver October 28, 2020 11:06 AM
Like a coin, there are two sides to every story and the truth is probably like landing on edge.
People talk about invalid mail in ballots as if they are necessarily innocent mistakes that should be overlooked, but signature verification is flawed and no verification would admit of fraud.
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Despite some people being unconcerned with the potential of mail in voter fraud, confidence in the election system is important.
In 2000 Frankie Muniz
was part of a group that hosted the Kids Choice Awards.
The crux of the issue is that one side thinks identifying a voter’s identity enables confidence in the system and the other thinks it is voter suppression.
afraid of election fraud in Bosnia-Herzegovina too, where the election is on November 15th.
Over ¾ of a million ballots were disregarded in 2016 and 2018.
Michael Carver October 29, 2020 9:10 AM
WHO says you shouldn’t do that?