Lest We Forget
(Commentary by Mark Schindler)
Cu Boulder Students Feel 'Trapped' After Gathering Ban for 18-22-Year-Olds
(CBS Denver (Channel 4))
University of Colorado Boulder Senior Matthew Parone is stuck in student housing with nowhere else to go. This after the university banned all 18-to-22-year-olds from gatherings of any size, indoors or out, until further notice. The order was issued by the Boulder County Health Department and went into effect at 4 p.m. on Thursday.
Crazy Photo Shows San Francisco's Raccoon Problem
He captured photos and video of the moment and he's sharing them to raise awareness about an increasing problem in the park with people feeding wildlife and the animals losing their natural fear of humans and congregating in large groups. Estoque and his son didn't offer the critters food, but the raccoons were likely looking for snacks. "We want to keep the animals wild," he said.
War on the Streets Two Louisville Cops Shot and 100 Arrested as Breonna Taylor Riots Rage After No Cops Charged in Death
(The US Sun)
TWO cops were shot in Louisville as violence erupted last night after the decision to not directly charge officers over the death of Breonna Taylor. The news sparked anger and mass unrest across the city with reports that around 100 people were arrested, including one man suspected of shooting the officers.
Dismay Over Breonna Taylor Spills Into America's Streets
Hundreds of demonstrators chanted Taylor's name and marched in cities including New York, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Las Vegas and Portland, Oregon. People gathered in downtown Chicago's Millennium Park, chanting demands for justice as drivers on Michigan Avenue honked their horns. Police in Atlanta unleashed chemical agents and made arrests after some protesters tried to climb on a SWAT vehicle. In Minnesota and Wisconsin, marchers peacefully blocked highway traffic.
Macron Crisis: France Plunges Into Second Wave Chaos as 13,000 Infected in Single Day
The French Health Ministry reported 13,072 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday - just short of the daily record of 13,498 positive infections set on Saturday. Health Minister Olivier Veran has admitted the epidemiological situation "continues to deteriorate" warned the public the "virus remains as dangerous as ever".
Soaring Wealth During Pandemic Highlights Rising Inequality
Americans' household wealth rebounded last quarter to a record high as the stock market quickly recovered from a pandemic-induced plunge in March. Yet the gains flowed mainly to the most affluent households even as tens of millions of people endured job losses and shrunken incomes.
Governments Enter the Lockdown Twilight Zone
We're now in a somewhat confused Twilight Zone of pseudo or partial lockdowns. Fearful of outright rebellion, and of snuffing out signs of economic recovery, each government is opting for its own hodge-podge of curbs. In some countries gatherings are limited to four, in others six. Some have strict, monitored quarantines, others simply rely on people to "do the right thing."
Amid 'Indescribable Times,' St. Louis Homicide Rate Reaches Historic Levels
(St Louis Post-Dispatch)
"Since June 1, our numbers began to rise at the alarming rate," said Aubuchon, the homicide unit's commander since 2018. "We've never seen anything like the last three months. These are indescribable times."
Enormous California Wildfire Threatens Desert Homes Near La
An enormous wildfire that churned through mountains northeast of Los Angeles and into the Mojave Desert was still threatening homes on Monday and was one of more than two dozen major fires burning across California. Five of the largest wildfires in state history are currently burning and more than 5,600 square miles (14,500 square kilometers) have been charred, an area larger than the state of Connecticut, Gov. Gavin Newsom said.
China 'Must Back Off', Says Taiwan
Foreign minister Joseph Wu urged Beijing to "return to the civilised international standards" after a Chinese foreign ministry spokesman said there was no so-called median line in the Taiwan Strait "as Taiwan is an inseparable part of Chinese territory".
Cdc Changes, Then Retracts, Web Posting on How Virus Spreads
The top U.S. public health agency stirred confusion by posting — and then taking down — an apparent change in its position on how easily the coronavirus can spread from person to person through the air.
Turkey's Desire for Ottoman-Era Glory Endangers Israel
(Prophecy News Watch/JNS.org)
He noted that Erdoğan is not only a leader with an Islamist ideology, but a realpolitik player. Turkey is in Iraq and Syria, and has a military base in Qatar and in Somalia. Erdoğan tried to build a base in Sudan, and now he is busy in Libya. As part of this new Turkish nationalism, he is challenging the border with Greece, essentially seeking to reverse the 1923 Treaty of Lausanne, which officially ended the Ottoman Empire. "There is a fusion here of nationalism and Islamism between Turkish nationalism with its roots in Islam, the Caliphate and the Ottoman Empire," said Inbar. "There is a clear alliance between Turkey and Qatar, which both support the Muslim Brotherhood."