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    Mitch McConnell has accused Joe Biden of being headed in 'the wrong direction' on his first full day in office. McConnell, who until the Senate switched hands on Wednesday was the Majority Leader, said that he had been unimpressed with the initial actions of Biden, who he has known for decades, and accused him of being beholden to a Left-wing fringe of his party. Biden was in the Senate from 1973 to 2009. McConnell, who like Biden is 78, has been in the Senate since 1985. The Kentucky Republican, now Senate Minority Leader, was unimpressed by Biden's actions on immigration, climate change, civil rights and COVID. Mitch McConnell on Thursday expressed concern at Joe Biden's initial moves as president Biden, who has known McConnell for almost 40 years, spent his day undoing Trump policies Biden signed 17 Executive Orders or actions on Wednesday afternoon, getting to work immediately...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — The rise in carjackings in Chicago has certainly left many of us uneasy. Some victims have told us they’ve lost all sense of security – and even – their livelihoods. They spoke to CBS 2’s Jeremy Ross on Monday. “I still, you know, like feel unsafe,” said one Uber and Lyft driver who was carjacked over the weekend. There is always plenty of traffic near Armitage and Damen avenues. But on Saturday night, that traffic nearly proved deadly for the driver. Still shaken on Monday, he asked that we not share his name. But he managed to share his account over the phone. “I can’t sleep like, you know, after this,” the driver said. Not only did the thieve get away with the one way the driver makes money during the pandemic – his car – but they also got away with his house key, his documents,...
    President Trump ordered an extension Thursday of immigration restrictions limiting the issuance of some work visas as the U.S. economy contends with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Trump extended the term of his executive order just hours before it was set to expire. The order will now expire at the end of March, extending into President-elect Joe Biden’s first term in office. The White House has argued the restrictions are necessary to project job opportunities for American workers amid a surge in unemployment during the pandemic. In a proclamation detailing the move, Trump noted that COVID-19 "continues to significantly disrupt Americans' livelihoods." TRUMP IMMIGRATION ORDER ON WORK VISAS SET TO EXPIRE Video"The effects of COVID-19 on the United States labor market and on the health of American communities is a matter of ongoing national concern, and the considerations present in Proclamations 10014 and 10052 have not been eliminated," Trump wrote...
    FURIOUS porn stars have said their livelihoods are at risk after Pornhub reportedly deleted almost 80percent of videos on the site over child abuse claims. Adult entertainment sex workers have come forward, after credit card companies including Visa, Mastercard, and Discover, cut ties with the site. 9Adult entertainment workers like Alana Evans have expressed fears that they will not be able to make money after Pornhub scrubbed its site of around 10million videosCredit: Instagram 9Allie Awesome is one of those that says that porn performers will face the brunt of the burdenCredit: Instagram 9Mary Moody poses for a sultry picture. Moody is one of the workers who has been affected after credit card companies cut ties with the porn siteCredit: Instagram The actions from credit card companies and Pornhub came after a column from The New York Times claimed that there were videos of child sex abuse, revenge porn, and...
    A TWO-WEEK circuit break lockdown in September "would have saved thousands of lives and livelihoods”, one expert has claimed. Scientists advised the government to impose a lockdown in September to curb the spread of Covid-19 and experts have now said the government has “underestimated the virus”. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 2England will be plunged into a four week lockdown later this week after a tier system failed to drive infections down Credit: AFP or licensors Instead of a full lockdown, the government introduced a tier system, which saw the country split into three different tiers, depending on how bad the virus had spread in each area. Professor Andrew Hayward, professor of infectious diseases epidemiology at University College London, and a member of the Government's New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group (Nervtag) advisory committee said a two-week lockdown would have...
    Fox News’ Laura Ingraham attempted to attack “liberal governors” as a leading cause of the ongoing economic crisis, but her choice of image to prove her case crash landed into reality. On Thursday afternoon, Ingraham, a fierce defender of President Donald Trump’s Covid response, tweeted out a “midday” photo of an empty airline terminal at Washington D.C.’s Dulles airport. The absence of any people inside it, she asserted, was evidence of “all the lives and livelihoods liberal governors have destroyed with needless shutdowns and 24/7 panic pushing.” “Insane,” she added. Dulles Airport midday. Think of all the lives and livelihoods liberal governors have destroyed with needless shutdowns and 24/7 panic pushing. Insane. pic.twitter.com/IIWJ7zXFnn — Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) October 22, 2020 However, sharp-eyed observers quickly pointed out that she had posted a picture from Dulles’ international terminal, which would seem to offer few domestic flights from D.C. to blue states. Even more notable, the...
    Some 8 million Americans fell below the poverty level since May after federal stimulus money dried up and Congress did not follow up with more relief legislation, according to a new study. Meanwhile, the economic recovery has slowed down as more than 55 million Americans are now earning less than $26,200 a year - which is what the federal government considers the poverty line.  Researchers at Columbia University tracked poverty levels from before the COVID-19 pandemic dealt a devastating blow to the US economy in spring, forcing businesses across many industries to shut down. They said that key provisions of the $2trillion Cares Act, the initial relief bill passed by Congress and signed into law by President Trump, lifted some 4 million Americans out of poverty. A new study by researchers at Columbia University found that the rate of people in deep poverty has risen during the COVID-19 pandemic...
    Reports from China are claiming that the communist nation has begun to displace a growing number of rural Tibetan laborers into “military-style training centers” with the goal of creating a new pool of factory workers, according to Reuters. International policy experts have voiced their worries that the move closely mirrors the regime’s actions in the Xianjiang region, where thousands of the Muslim Uighur population have claimed to be trapped in forced labor. According to a notice posted onto the Tibetan regional government’s website, more than half a million Tibetans were put into the training sessions over the course of 2020. This total amounts to more than 15 percent of the region’s population. Since completing the program, 50,000 people have begun working at jobs within Tibet. These jobs are low-paid work in areas such as “textile manufacturing, construction and agriculture.” Others have been sent to other parts of China. The new...
    U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) delivers remarks during a weekly news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, May 28, 2020.Tom Brenner | Reuters House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and White House chief of staff Mark Meadows failed to crack a stalemate over coronavirus relief Thursday when they spoke at length for the first time in weeks.  After a 25-minute phone call between the pair, Pelosi issued a statement saying "this conversation made clear that the White House continues to disregard the needs of the American people as the coronavirus crisis devastates lives and livelihoods." She said the sides stood at a "tragic impasse" after the Trump administration again did not meet her demand to roughly double the price of its aid proposal to $2.2 trillion.  "Democrats are willing to resume negotiations once Republicans start to take this process seriously.  Lives, livelihoods and the life of our democracy...
    A man stopped to talk to people who were present at a riot in Kenosha on Tuesday night and asked that they not destroy people’s businesses because that was people’s livelihoods. By the time his conversation with the anti-police activists was finished, they were telling him that they would burn his business down. “What y’all don’t understand is that people have their lives in these businesses too,” a man in a truck pleaded with the activists. “So what?” a woman yelled back. “We pay for that! We pay for that!” “So what, just because y’all are too scared to go deal with the cops y’all are just going burn the whole town?” the man responded. “Yes!” the woman yelled back. “Yes!” “Yeah and then y’all got maced and s**t like that and y’all took off,” the man responded. “Take your issues up with them,” he said, pointing in the direction...
    Across the country, people are reporting severe mail delays that are affecting their health and financial livelihoods. The U.S. Postal Service has faced financial troubles for years, but the recent delays are due in part to the coronavirus pandemic: In three months, from April to June, the Postal Service said it lost $2.2 billion, according to the Associated Press. Adding to the problems were policies enacted by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, who assumed his position in June. DeJoy has donated $1.2 million to Donald Trump's campaigns since 2016 and also has investments in companies that compete with the Postal Service, The New York Times reported. DeJoy has since enacted a number of measures meant to cut costs, such as removing postal boxes, limiting postal office hours, and banning employees from working overtime. Hundreds of Americans like McMahon saw the first effects of the DeJoy's changes. "Luckily I've been able to...
    The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) sabotage of Donald Trump's lackey, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, intended to help secure Trump’s reelection by preventing vote-by-mail, has resulted in at least 4,800 chicks that were shipped to farmers in Maine and New Hampshire arriving dead. Maine Democratic Rep. Chellie Pingree raised the alarm in letters to DeJoy and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue. It's costing chicken farmers like Pauline Henderson, who owns and operates pine Tree Poultry, thousands of dollars. She received 800 dead chicks last week, sent from a hatchery in Pennsylvania. “We’ve never had a problem like this before,” said Henderson. “Usually they arrive every three weeks like clockwork,” she said Wednesday. “And out of 100 birds you may have one or two that die in shipping.” The birds came as on schedule, but apparent mishandling in the Shrewsbury, Massachusetts processing center killed thousands of the chicks headed for farms and...
    The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) sabotage of Donald Trump’s lackey, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, intended to help secure Trump’s reelection by preventing vote-by-mail, has resulted in at least 4,800 chicks that were shipped to farmers in Maine and New Hampshire arriving dead. Maine Democratic Rep. Chellie Pingree raised the alarm in letters to DeJoy and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue. It’s costing chicken farmers like Pauline Henderson, who owns and operates pine Tree Poultry, thousands of dollars. She received 800 dead chicks last week, sent from a hatchery in Pennsylvania. “We’ve never had a problem like this before,” said Henderson. “Usually they arrive every three weeks like clockwork,” she said Wednesday. “And out of 100 birds you may have one or two that die in shipping.” The birds came as on schedule, but apparent mishandling in the Shrewsbury, Massachusetts processing center killed thousands of the chicks headed for farms and backyard chicken...
    Meaghan Ellis August 19, 2020 0 Comments Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton stressed how critical it is to vote in the upcoming presidential election as she explained why she believes President Donald Trump needs to be voted out of the White House in November. During her virtual speech on the third night of the Democratic National Convention, Clinton recounted conversations she has had with voters who now regret casting their vote for Trump in the 2016 election. “For four years, people have said to me, ‘I didn’t realize how dangerous he was. I wish I could go back and do it over. I should have voted,'” Clinton recalled. Clinton went on to stress the importance moving forward and focusing on the current Democratic goal — increasing voter turn out despite the pandemic. The former U.S. Secretary of State encouraged Americans to take advantage of the many options available...
    Comedian and former Golden Globes host Ricky Gervais is speaking out about the dangers of cancel culture once again. The often controversial comedian and creator of the U.K. version of “The Office,” is often outspoken about cancel culture’s impact on the world of comedy and constantly lambastes fellow celebrities for engaging in it. Speaking in an interview with Metro, he explained that the meaning of cancel culture is different depending on who you ask, but he personally boils the definition down to simple dollars and cents. RICKY GERVAIS REFLECTS ON 'ZEITGEISTY' GOLDEN GLOBES SPEECH: 'PEOPLE WERE TIRED OF THE HYPOCRISY' “Everyone’s got a different definition of cancel culture,” the 59-year-old explained. “If it is choosing not to watch a comedian because you don’t like them, that’s everyone’s right. But when people are trying to get someone fired because they don’t like their opinion about something that’s nothing to do with...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) — In May, a massive fire at San Francisco’s Pier 45 destroyed a warehouse holding the fishing gear for half the city’s crab fleet. Now, even as debris is being removed, fishermen are scrambling to save their livelihoods. Crab boat owner John Barnett on Monday was in the process of painting 500 buoys hanging in long lines stretched out on his Sonoma County property. They all have to be painted with identifying colors to create 250 new crab pots for the upcoming season. Then ropes must be cut and bait containers loaded into each pot. But Barnett actually lost 650 pots in the fire, every bit of gear for his two crab boats. “I got down there and pretty much at that point, knew it was a bad deal,” he said. The Post of San Francisco will begin demolishing what’s left of Pier 45 this week...
    CAIRO (AP) — A leading international rights group on Monday urged the U.N. Security Council to impose additional sanctions on Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels unless they provide U.N. experts access to an oil tanker moored off the coast of Yemen and in danger of leaking. The FSO Safer is loaded with 1.1 million barrels of crude. The Houthi rebels, who control the area, have denied U.N. inspectors access to the vessel. The U.N. warned earlier this month of an environmental, economic and humanitarian catastrophe from the ship, which hasn’t been maintained for over five years. Human Rights Watch says the impact of an oil spill on livelihoods, access to water and food, and on fuel prices could significantly exacerbate Yemen’s humanitarian crisis. An oil spill could also shut down the port of Hodeida, a lifeline for millions of Yemenis who depend on commercial imports and humanitarian aid. The tanker “threatens...
            by Edward Ring  When examining the challenges facing the black community in America, the conservative response—if they have the courage to respond at all—is to attack the policies Democrats have implemented supposedly to help blacks. This is a valid response, which can be summarized as follows: Increased spending in public schools is futile because Democrats have taken away the ability to discipline disruptive students, and the teachers union has monopolized public education. For example, instead of being fired, thanks to these unions, bad teachers end up teaching in low income communities. Public education is a disaster in black communities. Welfare spending has taken away the necessity for households to have a male breadwinner, and hence, a male role model and authority figure. This has disproportionately impacted black families because a higher percentage of them collect welfare and other entitlements. Two-thirds of black children are growing up in single-parent households. There...
    (CNN)Mumbai avoided the worst of Cyclone Nisarga, which made landfall close to the Indian financial capital in western Maharashtra state on Wednesday, but caused minimal damage, officials said.Cyclones in that part of India are relatively rare -- Mumbai, which is home to 18 million people, was last hit by a major storm in 1948. Nevertheless, disaster response teams launched a large-scale operation in Maharashtra and Gujarat states ahead of landfall to evacuate more than 100,000 people -- including coronavirus patients -- from the coast and move them to temporary shelters and other facilities. Teams were dispatched to go door-to-door urging people living in low-lying areas to seek shelter and educating those who didn't want to move. Officials were concerned that storm surges would inundate the low-lying areas -- where many people live in flimsy or makeshift housing -- and that intense rainfall could lead to deadly flooding.Read MoreThe response may...
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