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NIH says grantee failed to report experiment in Wuhan that created a bat virus that made mice sicker

The do nothing GQP is demanding that Fauci be fired

An ongoing controversy over what constitutes virology research that is too dangerous to conduct—and whether the U.S government funded studies in China that violated a policy barring funding for such risky research—has taken a new turn. While denying once again it had helped create the virus that sparked the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) revealed in a letter sent yesterday to Republicans in Congress that experiments it funded through a U.S.-based nonprofit in 2018 and 2019 at the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) in China had the “unexpected result” of creating a coronavirus that was more infectious in mice.

NIH says the organization holding the parent grant, the EcoHealth Alliance, failed to immediately report this result to the agency, as required. A newly released progress report on that grant also shows that EcoHealth and WIV conducted experiments changing the virus that causes Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), which is raising additional questions.

NIH noted in its letter that when the agency reviewed the original EcoHealth grant proposal, it determined the proposed experiments—designed to determine whether certain bat coronaviruses might infect humans—did not meet its definition of so-called gain-of-function (GOF) experiments that can make pathogens more dangerous to humans.

The letter is giving fuel to critics of NIH who say agency leaders have not been upfront with Congress
Posted by tulipsandroses | Fri Oct 22, 2021, 11:28 PM (7 replies)

Delivering newspapers while Black. Sherriff charged for lying on black man. 40 armed units responded

This is so chilling. Just listen to how calm and how easy it is for him to lie to the 911 dispatcher. Thankfully this man did not lose his life over this asshole's lies. He should be fired.
911 call

TACOMA, Wash. -- The Washington state attorney general on Tuesday filed two misdemeanor criminal charges against a county sheriff stemming from his confrontation with a Black newspaper carrier in January.
Pierce County Sheriff Ed Troyer faces one count of false reporting and one count of making a false statement to a civil servant for claiming to an emergency dispatcher that the carrier, Sedrick Altheimer, had threatened to kill him. The charges were filed in Pierce County District Court by Attorney General Bob Ferguson.

Altheimer, 24, was driving on his regular delivery route on Jan. 27 when Troyer noticed the vehicle, got out of bed and began following it in his unmarked personal SUV. Troyer said he believed it might have been someone stealing delivery packages off porches.
The two wound up in a 2 a.m. standoff in which Troyer called an emergency dispatcher, saying the newspaper carrier had threatened to kill him.

The call from the county’s top law-enforcement officer prompted a large response, with more than 40 units from various agencies rushing toward to the scene.

In a statement to a responding officer, Troyer acknowledged that Altheimer did not threaten him, the Attorney General's Office wrote in a probable cause statement.

I am so sad and angry for him having to go through this. For nothing more than working a night job delivering newspapers.
Posted by tulipsandroses | Wed Oct 20, 2021, 07:25 PM (14 replies)

The ultimate in recycling - Furniture made out of cardboard and soda cans

Posted by tulipsandroses | Mon Oct 18, 2021, 11:50 PM (1 replies)

Meet the man pushing for the racially motivated push for Buckhead to secede from Atlanta.

They are calling Buckxit. Tuckums even did his bit on his show about it.

No matter what these folks say. It is about race. It is always about race.
Crime has gone up all over America. White folks separating themselves from black folks does not solve the issue of crime.
And guess what folks? The same crime affects poor neighborhoods. They can't pick up and cut themselves off from the rest of Atlanta.
Perhaps if rich folks focused on inequities and worked with leadership and communities to solve issues, there would be less crimes.
Atlanta is truly a place of the haves and the have nots. You don't have to drive very far to see the disparities between sprawling Mcmansions expensive high rise condos and then see homelessness and poverty. There is a whole lotta whining from rich folks about Atlanta " taking their money and they are not getting services". Uhm Buckhead is in Atlanta. Atlanta is not taking your money. I lived in Gwinnett County where home property tax is ridamdiculous. Better schools. I never complained even though I have no school aged children.

Speaking of crime. Funny how privileged entitled white men don't seem to have a problem with " white collar crime". IMO, that is worse than the poor person that commits a crime out of desperation or feels that there is no other way for them to survive.

Keep in mind that Alan Hevesi went to prison.

William “Bill” White, an unlicensed placement agent and former fundraiser for Alan G. Hevesi, former New York state comptroller, agreed to pay a $1 million settlement to the state for his role in the so-called pay-to-play scandal involving the $124.8 billion New York State Common Retirement Fund, Albany.

In addition, Mr. White will cooperate with state Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo's ongoing investigation and abide by Mr. Cuomo's code of conduct, prohibiting placement agents from doing business with New York pension funds, according to a news release from Mr. Cuomo.


NY businessman fueling movement to secede wealthy suburb from Atlanta
A modern civil war in Atlanta is being led by a carpetbagger with deep roots in the Big Apple.

Bill White, 54, is fueling the growing movement by the wealthy, mostly-white suburb of Buckhead to secede from the city of Atlanta — even though he’s a born-and-bred Yankee from New York City who only moved down south three years ago.

Witnessing the increased lawlessness drove White to pursue the effort to make Buckhead, where the median listed home price is close to $600,00, its own city, with its own police and court system, he said.

“We had some guy come up our driveway and try to steal our car. My sister’s home was robbed and her neighbor’s home was robbed. Our friends have been carjacked. They have had their cars broken into,” White recalled.

Buckhead City would triple the number of cops in the area and pay them better than the Atlanta Police Department, which he believes is being undercut by Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms. Buckhead courts, he claimed, would not be lenient with lawbreakers.
Once a prominent Democratic donor who even held a $25,000-a-plate dinner for President Obama in 2014, White dramatically switched sides in 2016 after President Trump’s victory and went on to become a mega GOP fundraiser


Posted by tulipsandroses | Mon Oct 18, 2021, 07:43 PM (4 replies)

Things from the past that kids will never do

Call the operator. I don’t even remember when phone operators became a thing of the past. Maybe when phone booths went away? I took my 8 yr old niece and her friend to lunch today. There was a phone on the wall from the 1900s. They asked me how it worked without numbers, I told them back then you had to dial the operator to put your call through. The looks on their faces was priceless. My niece finally said,I’m glad there are no more operators. I’m not a baby, I can make a call myself

Posted by tulipsandroses | Sun Oct 17, 2021, 02:32 AM (135 replies)

Man has a stroke, found slumped in his car, police arrest him

Boston Police found Al Copeland slumped in his car, unable to speak or stand because he had just suffered a major stroke while driving back from the hospital, where he was helping a young man experiencing alcohol and drug troubles.

When police looked at the toppled over man, they assumed he was intoxicated and brought him to the police station, where they were unable to book him because he didn't have the presence of mind. Before putting him in a lock up, they brought him to the bathroom where he fell, opening a gash on his head.

For the next five hours, Copeland just laid lifeless in the cell. Not until he started vomiting did they finally call the EMTs. They told the hospital emergency room staff that he had been arrested for OUI. Based on that, the nurses left him on a gurney for another seven hours untreated. With a stroke, there are critical time

Attorney George Leontire worked on this case for close to a year, and wrote out a complaint, stating "the City of Boston violated this individual's civil rights, among other things. It's Boston Police policy, if they come across an individual who clearly is having a medical issue, irrespective of the reason why they're having a medical issue, they have the responsibility to take that person to the hospital. Toxicology tests revealed he was clean and sober, a fact his wife verified, for 29 years. It's evident the Boston Police should have taken Mr. Copeland to the hospital."

Read More: Boston Police Mistakenly Assumed a Stroke Patient Was Intoxicated | https://wbsm.com/boston-police-mistakenly-assumed-a-stroke-patient-was-intoxicated/?utm_source=tsmclip&utm_medium=referral
Posted by tulipsandroses | Sun Oct 17, 2021, 01:16 AM (29 replies)

Tiffany Cross interviewing Latino voters in FL

What was said repeatedly
Democrats don’t reach out enough
Republicans do a better job of that

One woman annoyed me-said she voted for trump because of “values”, freedom of speech, less govt, make America great again, old values

Posted by tulipsandroses | Sat Oct 16, 2021, 11:11 AM (12 replies)

Stacey Dash: Pill Addiction made me a homophobe

On yesterday’s episode of “The Dr. Oz Show”, Dash shared her “deepest, darkest secret”, claiming she was addicted Vicodin, “taking 18 to 20 pills a day” at one point, and that’s what made her say such horrible things about LGBTQ people. It also nearly bankrupt her.

“I lost everything,” she said, claiming to have blown through “about five to ten grand” a month on pills.

Now five years sober, Dash says her recovery has made her a deeper, more thoughtful, more compassionate person.

What’s her excuse for being a MAGAT?
I know there are many adverse reactions to drug abuse. I don’t think bigotry is one of them.
Posted by tulipsandroses | Fri Oct 15, 2021, 09:05 PM (5 replies)

The kids will be alright. Montgomery County High School Vaxxed Up

Good job by these kids promoting the vaccine in a way their peers will relate to

Posted by tulipsandroses | Thu Oct 14, 2021, 11:06 PM (1 replies)

Texas removes suicide hotline from LGBTQ site because it could hurt GOP governor's reelection

The republicans are truly a death squad

Greg Abbott's primary opponent said it's "offensive to see Greg Abbott use our tax dollars to advocate for transgender ideology," because a state website linked an LGBTQ suicide hotline. It was promptly removed.
Posted by tulipsandroses | Wed Oct 13, 2021, 11:04 PM (1 replies)
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