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We're Over Coronavirus
My 94-year-old mother can't get the vaccine. At least a dozen residents at her facility have become infected and around half died. The facility she lives in was working in good faith to get on-site vaccination for their residents, but they couldn't get it done. It turns out that an "Active Living Facility" isn't prioritized like a "Nursing Home" or an "Assisted Living Facility," notwithstanding that a large number of septuagenarians and octagenarians that live there receive living assistance. My mom is now on the county waiting list.
Joe Biden is the Perfect President
There are writers on both sides of the political spectrum that could very finely articulate why Joe Biden feels like a consolation prize who will likely be nothing more than a stop gap president of otherwise very little consequence.
3 Events That Drastically Changed British Politics (which aren’t in London)
Peter Street, Free Trade Hall, Manchester: The Peterloo Massacre of 1819 On 16th August 1819 at St Peter’s Field, around 18 people were killed and a further 650 suffered from significant injuries during what is now known as the Peterloo Massacre. The crowd that had gathered is estimated to have contained between 50,000 – 80,000 peaceful protestors who were demanding reform and better representation in parliament. The event was first dubbed the Peterloo Massacre by the newspaper, Manchester Observer, who made the ironic comparison with the Battle of Waterloo that had occurred four years previously.
The essential guide to Police Misconduct and Civil Rights
Due to the necessity of Police officer’s demanding jobs, they are given a lot of powers that ordinary citizens are not. This is both for the protection of the officer as well as the general public. To protect the rights of citizens, the constitution places certain limits on the extent of police powers to make sure they don’t go too far while enforcing the law. However, as any civil rights attorney in Los Angeles knows, sometimes police officers take matters into their own hands, and go too far violating the rights of citizens. When such incidents occur, the citizen or victim in question can invoke a set of federal and state laws called Civil Rights Laws, that protect civilians from government abuse and police misconduct. The Civil Rights framework allows injured parties to enforce their rights and receive compensation for their damages.
History of Amazing Grace, part 2
As I mentioned in my first article on the History of Amazing Grace, this is the story of the lives of two men and that one song. In the first part, we discussed the life of the song’s author John Newton. The 2007 film “Amazing Grace,” however, is about the life of one of Newton’s protégés, William Wilberforce.
The Worst Part Of Living In a Dictatorship Is Not The Oppression
“You know what ?… Let’s switch off the internet for the whole country so that people cannot riot when we fake the election results.”
Our Government’s Ultimate Hypocrisies
Please, allow me the latitude to ask a few quick questions to start this series off with a few issues that deeply resonate with me.
Vote! Before It's Too Late
I have always hated politics. When I became eligible to vote before the 2012 presidential election, I had no intention of voting. In fact, I did not even know who was even running against Barack Obama.
“Lieber Arthur, Ich bin am boden zerstört ihnen mitzuteilen dass unzere freund, Dr Rahn, erfroren aufgefunden wurde nähe des schlosses Montségur. Ich fürchte um mein Leben und habe Angst um meine Kinder. Soldaten forderten alle Dokumente zum Katharer und heiligen Gral.”
Boris Johnson Reveals Road Map To Easing Covid 19 Restrictions
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has given a speech in which he laid out a number of steps aimed at removing all Covid restrictions in England. If all goes well, life could gp back to normality by twenty first June. The so called road map out is a sequence of steps which will have to be gone through slowly to see how everything proceeds. If the rate of infection rises to high, some restrictions may need to be put back in place, however it is hoped that these measures will be a one way route to the country going back to normality.
2020 sucked, and 2021 is a total crock of shit. Two days in, and everyone in the U.S. hates each other more than cats and joy. However, I have a little black notebook, which I filled with worthy causes that I found on the internet. My name is Craig, and I’m on a mission of social justice.
Written By: Yna Dran - February 20, 2021 Of all the posts I made over the last four years about the dangers of Trump, I couldn't help but look back wondering, how close to reality did I get? An insurrection was at our doorstep. Looking back on my worst fears, the events of January 6, 2021 was always a possibility on my mind, but just how close was I? Too accurate I'm afraid. I was way too close to reality. When history looks back on the very real threat that Donald Trump posed to the structure of the United States government, it will not look back fondly. It will remember the terror that stood seconds away from the first United States dictatorship.