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California, NE Sierras, lifelong liberal and Democratic voter. Living in a red turning blue county. ;/ I have been a reader here for several years.

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Statement by President Joe Biden on Department of Justice Filing, This about 9/11 documents.

The statement: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2021/08/09/statement-by-president-joe-biden-on-department-of-justice-filing/

An excerpt:

As I promised during my campaign, my Administration is committed to ensuring the maximum degree of transparency under the law, and to adhering to the rigorous guidance issued during the Obama-Biden Administration on the invocation of the state secrets privilege. In this vein, I welcome the Department of Justice’s filing today, which commits to conducting a fresh review of documents where the government has previously asserted privileges, and to doing so as quickly as possible.

A phrase I began to hear this week, "Trump's shrinking base." Who uses twitter, can it be

made into a hashtag #TrumpsShrinkingBase?

I was curious about just how widespread use is so I searched, I use Bing, not google. Here are the search results at 8:58 PDT
2 August 2021.


Never mind all the coverage the media gives him and never mind all the AstroTurf support on social network sites, He lost the popular vote twice.

More fraud and fakery but how does one create a twitter hash tag, I might sign on to do it if users are allowed to create them.

Georgia GOP starts push for takeover of local election board

Source: Associated Press via msn.com

Many in the GOP continue to claim wrongdoing in reliably Democratic Fulton County had stolen the 2020 election from Donald Trump, even though an independent monitor found no evidence of fraud or impropriety.

Lawmakers are using a tool created by the state's sweeping new election law to exert influence over local elections. Democrats and voting rights advocates decry the takeover provision as an invitation for political interference. The county, with about 11% of the state's electorate, includes most of the city of Atlanta.

But Fulton County has been plagued with problems for years and Republicans say it's time for answers. State House Speaker Pro Tem Jan Jones and four other GOP state representatives whose districts include parts of Fulton submitted a letter Friday to the State Election Board demanding a performance review of the county’s board of registration and elections.


Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/georgia-gop-starts-push-for-takeover-of-local-election-board/ar-AAMLiQH

This Laurence Tribe Twitter re: Steve Bannon Podcast on Jan. 5, 2021. "All hell is going to break

lose tomorrow. Just understand this. All hell is going to break lose tomorrow. Its gonna be moving. It's gonna be quick."


The Biggest Myth In Education, learning styles.

From youtube channel Veritasium:

The Biggest Myth In Education, learning styles, seems to be free of any research support.

Royal Caribbean opens cruise ship to house visiting rescuers today

MIAMI (AP) — With housing options dwindling, a cruise ship will host hundreds of rescuers pouring into South Florida from across the country as the search for victims continues at a fallen 12-story condominium building near Miami.

Royal Caribbean cruise lines said it will host about 600 first responders on board its Explorer of the Seas ship.

The ship, which can accommodate more than 3,000 passengers, began housing rescue teams Thursday and likely will continue for the next month.

“This tragedy in our own backyard is heart-wrenching,” said Richard Fain, Royal Caribbean Group’s chairman and CEO. “Our thoughts are with the families and our whole community, and our thanks go out to the hardworking search and rescue teams. Providing them shelter is a small way to show our support.”


Buttigieg doles out transport grants with eye toward climate

Source: AP Associated Press

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg doled out $905 million in infrastructure grants Wednesday, including to repair a cracking bridge in Seattle during a crippling heat wave and to expand ports in Iowa and Georgia to help reduce the number of greenhouse gas-emitting trucks on the roads.

The money for 24 projects in 18 states is part of a Biden administration shift of federal awards to promote climate-friendly policies and racial equity.
Federal aid will also go to California to reduce traffic fatalities in south Los Angeles and to Maine for bridge repair.

“These timely investments in our infrastructure will create jobs and support regional economies, while helping to spur innovation, confront climate change, and address inequities across the country,” Buttigieg said.

The money awarded Wednesday under the department’s Infrastructure for Rebuilding America program offers a glimpse into how the administration hopes to steer federal transportation dollars in the months ahead.

Read more: https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-climate-health-coronavirus-pandemic-business-100e9d84d539e720501c0978eb660b89

AP had this listed in their political news, I thought that was odd.

Edit: correct title which truncated during copy/paste.

Biden to raise federal firefighter pay to $15 an hour as extreme drought plagues West

Source: ABC

In the midst of a historic heatwave creating prime conditions for a historic wildfire season, President Joe Biden announced Wednesday he plans to raise the federal firefighter pay to at least $15 an hour and offer new retention incentives amid turnover, as the White House seeks to boost its wildfire preparedness.

I compared the fried-chicken sandwiches from 3 fast-food chains, and…
These Royals Will See the Diana Statue Before the Unveiling, Sources Say

In the midst of a historic heatwave creating prime conditions for a historic wildfire season, President Joe Biden announced Wednesday he plans to raise the federal firefighter pay to at least $15 an hour and offer new retention incentives amid turnover, as the White House seeks to boost its wildfire preparedness.

"Because of climate change, wildland firefighting is no longer a seasonal endeavor," said a fact sheet from the White House.

Biden discussed the plans on Wednesday while meeting virtually with governors from Western states, Cabinet officials and partners from the private sector to discuss wildfire preparedness.

He began by invoking the devastating images from last year.

"We're remembering the horrific scenes from last year. Orange skies that looked like End of Days, smoke and ash that made the air dangerous to breathe, more than 10 million acres burned, billions of dollars in economic damage, families that lost their homes and everything they own. And too many, too many lost lives," Biden said.
Joe Biden wearing a suit and tie sitting at a desk

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news

I think the hourly pay should be at least $20/hr.

Robert Reich Twitter: Elon Musk


Personal group

When I looked through all the listings for groups and forums, I didn't see one labeled, Labor.

I searched and the internet returned the right location, Omaha Steve's Labor Group.

Should a Labor topic be listed with a link to this group?

Joe Manchin says he's 'agreed' on a Democratic-only reconciliation bill, but not how big it will be

Not much of an article.

Sen. Joe Manchin says he believes a Democratic-only reconciliation bill "can be done," but has not agreed on how big it will be.
Joe Manchin wearing a suit and tie: Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia. Oliver Contreras/The New York Times via AP, Pool © Oliver Contreras/The New York Times via AP, Pool Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia. Oliver Contreras/The New York Times via AP, Pool

"I've agreed that can be done. I just haven't agreed on the amount," Manchin said of the infrastructure plan on MSNBC on Tuesday morning. "I haven't seen everything that everyone is wanting to put into the bill."

The spending bill could cost anywhere from $2 trillion to $6 trillion.


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