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Budi's Journal
Budi's Journal
July 1, 2020

McGrath on Gilead Sciences price gouging re: Remdesiver


Who owns Gilead Sciences & who are the CEO's, Board Members & is this Kushner's group?

June 30, 2020

Belgium takes down statue, king expresses regret for colonial violence

Wow. USA, Belgium..who's next

Belgium takes down statue, king expresses regret for colonial violence

By — Samuel Petrequin, Associated Press
World Jun 30, 2020 4:54 PM EDT
BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgium confronted its colonial past and looked toward reconciliation Tuesday, with the king expressing regret for the violence carried out by the country when it ruled over what is now Congo. Later in the day, the bust of a former monarch held responsible for the death of millions of Africans was taken off public display.

As Belgium marked the 60th anniversary of the end of its colonial rule in Congo, King Philippe's words had resounding significance since none of his predecessors went so far as to convey remorse.

In a letter to the Congolese president, Felix Tshisekedi, Philippe stopped short of issuing a formal apology, but proclaimed his "deepest regrets" for the "acts of violence and cruelty" and the "suffering and humiliation" inflicted on Belgian Congo.

The removal of King Leopold II's statue took place only hours after Philippe's letter was published.
The monarch, who ruled Belgium from 1865-1909, plundered Congo as if it were his personal fiefdom, forcing many of its people into slavery to extract resources for his own profit.


June 30, 2020

Video streaming platform Twitch temporarily suspended President Donald Trump's channel and social me


Video streaming platform Twitch temporarily suspended President Donald Trump's channel and social media site Reddit banned a longtime forum used by his supporters in separate actions Monday aimed at curtailing hateful content that come as the tech industry grapples with its handling of the president.

Reddit CEO Steve Huffman announced in a post that the r/The_Donald forum, which boasted over 790,000 subscribers as of earlier Monday, has been shuttered for frequent rule-breaking, antagonizing the company and other communities and for failing to “meet our most basic expectations.” Huffman said it’s one of about 2,000 newly banned forums — known as subreddits — including at least one prominent progressive community, as part of a broader crackdown aimed at “closing the gap between our values and our policies to explicitly address hate.”

All communities on Reddit must abide by our content policy in good faith,” Huffman wrote. “We banned r/The_Donald because it has not done so, despite every opportunity.” Reddit said the ban took effect at 1 p.m. Eastern time.

Twitch, a subsidiary of the e-commerce giant Amazon, confirmed on Monday that it has separately suspended Trump's campaign channel on the platform for posting videos that ran afoul of its rules against content that “promotes, encourages or facilitates discrimination, denigration, objectification, harassment or violence” based on an individual’s identity.

A company spokesperson said the channel violated its rules by rebroadcasting a video of Trump's 2015 event kicking off his presidential candidacy, in which he referred to Mexican immigrants as “rapists."
June 30, 2020

Let's call her , George Conway's daughter instead.

The whole family is in on it! Well, except for mom Kellyanne..so far.


June 30, 2020

New Ad from Medias Touch. "Trump Kills Florida"


"Ron DeSantis failed Florida.
Donald trump CONTINUES to fail America.

Everybody loses in trump's America.
#TrumpKillsFlorida #EndTheNightmare
June 30, 2020

👍 Atlanta Hawks to turn State Farm Arena into huge voting station


From ESPN:
Hawks approved to turn State Farm Arena into huge voting station for upcoming elections

The Fulton County Registration and Elections Board approved a plan by the Atlanta Hawks to transform State Farm Arena into a massive polling station for Georgia's primary runoff election on Aug. 11 and early voting for the general election scheduled for Nov. 3.


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