The Floyd killing was the spark, but was the lockdown the powder keg? The lockdown must surely have resulted in police harassment of black people like never before. Their liberal "friends" were on the side of the cops. It may not have been the explicit motive, but it must have contributed to a mood that was ready for rioting.
100%. There are plenty who want the economy reopened but still believe in personal responsibility, respect private business' safety measures & practice social distancing in personal lives w/ those vulnerable to the virus. But that's not who media shows.
I wonder why the media only highlights the stupid people in the ‘liberty movement’? Could it be that they want you, the public, to conflate liberty with stup…
Libertarian Party selects Jo Jorgensen as 2020 presidential candidate. https://reason.com/2020/05/23/jo-jorgensen-wins-libertarian-party-presidential-nomination/
Justin Amash announces he is not a candidate for president. https://twitter.com/justinamash/status/1261714484479041537
That's the Star Fleet logo!
#BREAKING: President @realDonaldTrump leads first unfurling the flag of the United States Space Force (@SpaceForceDoD).
The flag will stand in the Oval Office alongside other service branch flags.
Justin Amash believes that a fertilized ovum is a human being with rights, even if he doesn't go far enough for some "pro-life" groups. https://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/2012/07/justin_amash_loses_right_to_li.html
People have really believed that destroyed businesses would pop right back as long as the government gave away lots of money that it didn't have. They're finally catching on to Bastiat's broken-window fallacy. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-investment-analysi/storm-clouds-gather-over-u-s-stocks-as-hopes-of-quick-recovery-fade-idUSKBN22Q0HV
Good news for today: Utah decriminalizes polygamy! https://www.sltrib.com/news/politics/2020/05/12/removing-polygamy-felony/
This is not what assisted suicide is supposed to mean. https://www.unionleader.com/news/crime/ag-rules-fatal-police-shooting-in-manchester-justified/article_2c48a3ef-7395-5207-983d-c89f3fed0396.html
Perhaps Zoom is finally taking security seriously. https://threatpost.com/zoom-acquires-keybase-encryption/155557/
Trump ordered meat packing plants to stay open. Someone should tell him Directive 10-289 was a warning. not a template. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-04-28/trump-says-he-s-issuing-order-for-tyson-s-unique-liability
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Update: I went by bicycle, which means it wasn't a crime. Exercise is permitted!
Governor Sununu's Emergency Order 40 supersedes Emergency Order 17. It's still illegal to visit friends or most relatives. I will commit that crime later today.
Mental health issues are a huge consequence of the lockdowns, and people are just starting to talk about it. https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2020/05/04/mental-health-coronavirus/
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