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In Laredo, bus brigade is vaccinating Mexican citizens with COVID-19 shots that Texans aren't using

From Texas Tribune:

Launched in June, a cross-border effort using buses and donated vaccines is helping roughly 2,000 Nuevo Laredo residents per day get COVID-19 shots in Laredo — 10% of Texas’ daily total.


(R)Racist. No longer Republican or GOP. No platform or "Grand" ideals, only racist.

When are WE going to say, "Enough is enough?" The Republican Party has lost the use of the badge GOP. The party consists of CRT deluded, anti-democracy, Putin supporting, grievance driven, non-critical thinking beings. A party that supports elected officials participating in a white nationalist conference and engages in the shameful questioning in the Supreme Court hearings has publicly confirmed the racist foundation of the party. (R)= Racist label has been earned. Make it stick. DU has the power to do so. I'll start: Ted Cruz (R)= Racist

This is new! Drivers license # or last 4 of SS required on envelope Texas of mail-in ballot

This is under the flap of the envelope. Signature is also required, but always has been.

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I got a heart! Thanks!

Texas' primary election is March 1. Here's what you need to know to vote:

From The Texas Tribune:


These dates are for the primary election:

The last day to register to vote is Jan. 31. The last day to apply for a ballot by mail is Feb. 18. Early voting runs from Feb. 14-25.

When you go to the link, you can fill in your address and it will show the races and candidates.

My TX Ballot by Mail Application was accepted! Please put both Drivers License and last four of SS

Just called our county elections office. The application asks for either the license # or the last four of the SS. I had only included the license #. Luckily, she told me that they had both of these numbers listed in the database for me. This is not the case for everyone, so they are requesting that people to do both.

A big thank you to the DU folks who posted this caution last week! I would have not known to follow up on this otherwise.

There have been an estimated 942,431 excess deaths in the US since February 2020

This is an excerpt from an article from The Guardian that discusses under counted deaths from long term effects of Covid.

Interesting read.



“Death rates are up 40% over what they were pre-pandemic,” he said, among working-age people between 18 and 64. Deaths among older Americans have also increased, with one in 100 Americans over the age of 65 dying.

There have been an estimated 942,431 excess deaths in the US since February 2020, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Hispanic, Black and Native American and Alaska Native populations have been disproportionately affected with high death rates, research shows.

Previous crises pale in comparison to the pandemic, Davison said. “A one-in-200-year catastrophe would be a 10% increase over pre-pandemic [levels]. So 40% is just unheard of.”
Posted by nature-lover | Fri Jan 7, 2022, 02:59 PM (3 replies)

Insurrection Index identifies those who acted as accomplices

Today from the Guardian:

Insurrection Index identifies those who acted as accomplices by participating in 6 January attack or spreading Trump’s ‘big lie’


"The Insurrection Index seeks to identify all those who supported Trump in his bid to hold on to power despite losing the election, in the hope that they can be held accountable and prevented from inflicting further damage to the democratic infrastructure of the country.

All of the more than 1,000 people recorded on the index have been invested with the public’s trust, having been entrusted with official positions and funded with taxpayer dollars. Many are current or former government employees at federal, state or local levels."


"The individuals recorded on the index who are already in public office include the 147 members of Congress who objected to the certification of the 2020 election result. The list also names many elected officials in state legislatures across the nation, including states like Arizona that were ground zero for Trump’s efforts to steal the election from Biden."

Posted by nature-lover | Wed Jan 5, 2022, 09:19 AM (3 replies)

My county in Texas reported 3 Covid deaths yesterday, more than the entire state of Florida. What ??

My county data comes from the CNN Website ([https://www.cnn.com/resources/coronavirus-information]) The source for Florida is [link:https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/us/|

I have found the CNN site to be an excellent resource. Click on the US map (upper right) and then any state and then you can go to any county.
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