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Defending Your Home From Protestors Is A Crime In California.

Allow us to introduce you to LA County District Attorney Jackie Lacey. Lacey was elected in 2012 and has what can best be described as a “law and order” mentality.

On March 2, protestors came to Lacey’s home and onto her property somewhere around the predawn hour of 5:30 AM to ask for a meeting to discuss the “Black Lives Matter” issues.

Lacey and her family had been followed by people and had received death threats, threats that the police had investigated and only one of which was found to be credible. Of course, when you are the subject of death threats, you don’t have the time to figure out what is credible.

On that fateful day in March, protestors had lined up on the street, blocked sidewalks, gone onto the property shouted at Lacey’s house and then a group of three walked up to the door and was met by Lacey’s 66 year old husband David, who was carrying a weapon and told the protestors to leave. To emphasize the point, he raised the gun and pointed it at the three people illegally on his porch and this conversation took place:
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A COVID-19 Post.

We haven’t done a post on COVID-19 in awhile, and we thought we’d update some things.

First, a large scale, phase three test of a vaccine is about start.

The biggest test yet of an experimental COVID-19 vaccine got underway Monday with the first of some 30,000 Americans rolling up their sleeves to receive shots created by the U.S. government as part of the all-out global race to stop the pandemic.

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Final-stage testing of the vaccine, developed by the National Institutes of Health and Moderna Inc., began with volunteers at numerous sites around the U.S. given either a real dose or a dummy without being told which.

“I’m excited to be part of something like this. This is huge,” said Melissa Harting, a 36-year-old nurse who received an injection in Binghamton, New York. Especially with family members in front-line jobs that could expose them to the virus, she added, “doing our part to eradicate it is very important to me.”

Another company, Pfizer Inc., announced late Monday that it had started its own study of its vaccine candidate in the U.S. and elsewhere. That study also aimed to recruit 30,000 people.
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If The Evidence Doesn’t Fit, Fabricate It.

You may have heard of the story of Mark and Patricia McCloskey who live in the private, gated community of Portland Place in St. Louis, Missouri.

The couple, who in all honesty have an interesting and somewhat confrontational past, felt threatened by protestors who broke into the gated community on their way to the home of St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson to demand her resignation.

The McCloskeys, for their part came out in front of their home with Mark McCloskey holding an AR-15 rifle and Patricia McCloskey holding a handgun. The couple claimed they were in fear of their safety (after all, the protestors were already breaking the law by trespassing on private property and breaking a gate to get onto said private property.) The protestors and the McCloskeys hurled insults and threats against each other as the McCloskeys held their weapons and sometimes pointed them at members of the protestors.

The Missouri “Castle Doctrine” law appears to support the McCloskey’s actions that day:
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California Churches Respond To Newsome’s Ban On Singing.

A few weeks ago we reported that California Governor Gavin Newsome had banned “singing and chanting” during religious services.

As we noted at the time:

So while people will march, chant, and sing in protest, if you do that in a church, you can face criminal and civil charges.

Three churches in California have filed suit against the state and Newsome.

Three northern California churches are suing Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) and other public health officials over a ban on singing and chanting in houses of worship during the coronavirus crisis.

Several advocacy groups, including the American Center for Law & Justice (ACLJ), filed the federal suit Wednesday on behalf of Calvary Chapel of Ukiah, Calvary Chapel Fort Bragg and River of Life Church, in Oroville, Calif.

The lawsuit alleges Newsom’s order prohibiting singing and chanting in places of worship violates the churches’ constitutional rights.
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IG Report On NASA’s Orion Capsule Is Not Good News.

NASA’s Orion Space Capsule was originally conceptualized in 2005 as a capsule that would get mankind to the moon and Mars.

For the first time in a generation, NASA is building a human spacecraft for deep-space missions that will usher in a new era of space exploration. A series of increasingly challenging missions awaits, and this new spacecraft will take us farther than we’ve gone before, including to the vicinity of the Moon and Mars. Named after one of the largest constellations in the night sky and drawing from more than 50 years of spaceflight research and development, the Orion spacecraft is designed to meet the evolving needs of our nation’s deep space exploration program for decades to come.

That “mission” changed somewhat when people realized that to go to Mars, what was being asked was that three astronauts would spend three years in a small capsule of 316 cubic feet. NASA then decided to design modules to fit onto the back of the capsule, but that still didn’t work. The current plan is for Orion to ferry astronauts to the moon or to another deep space system that can carry astronauts to Mars. In other words, NASA proposed, designed, started building and testing a capsule that would not be able to complete the mission of going to Mars that is was supposed to do.

NASA’s Office of the Inspector General has released a report on the Orion project and people should be upset if not outraged:
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The Right To Make A Living. Revived By Virus?

Lij Shaw of Nashville, Tennessee had a home based recording studio that he has used to make recordings with clients for years. Traditionally, big studios are extremely expensive to build, and that means costs are passed onto individuals and bands. The high costs of studio time meant that bands and other recording artists that were just starting, trying to break into the business or even looking to have a CD of their songs were priced out of the market.

Nashville, which labels itself as “Music City, U.S.A.,” in 1998, as part of a code overhaul, passed a regulation outlawing home based businesses which required client visits as part of the business. That meant that if you were running a home based studio with musicians, you were breaking the law. If you were a seamstress making alterations or repairing clothes in your home, you were breaking the law. If you were an architect drawing plans out of your home and clients would visit you, you were breaking the law.

Tennessee’s Constitution guarantees the “right to make a living,” but despite no one being harmed by these home based businesses, the City of Nashville outlawed them.

The City’s enforcement of this code was rather odd as well.
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Citizens of Sebastian Ask For Council Members To Be Removed By Governor.

A few weeks ago, we wrote about the City of Sebastian being sued over Florida’s Sunshine Laws for meetings in public. In addition we noted that petitions were being circulated for the recall of certain members of the City Council.

Now people are wanting the governor to remove City Council members.

City officials in Sebastian are requesting that Florida Governor Ron DeSantis intervene and remove Sebastian Council members Damien Gilliams and Pamela Parris from public office.

The move comes after Gilliams added items to the special meeting agenda for Wednesday. These items include asking for health insurance for city council members, removing the mayor, terminating the city manager, and publicly rebuking the former Chief of Police.
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Voter Fraud? Nothing To See Here. Move Along.

It’s a constant response to people who are concerned about voter fraud: voter fraud doesn’t exist, or if it does, it doesn’t happen often.

Tell that to the State of New Jersey:

AG Grewal Announces Voting Fraud Charges Against Paterson Councilman Michael Jackson, Councilman-Elect Alex Mendez, and Two Other Men

TRENTON – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal today announced voting fraud charges against Paterson City Councilman Michael Jackson, Councilman-Elect Alex Mendez, and two other men in connection with the May 12, 2020 special election in the City of Paterson.

All four men are charged with criminal conduct involving mail-in ballots during the election. The investigation by the Attorney General’s Office of Public Integrity & Accountability (OPIA) began when the U.S. Postal Inspection Service alerted the Attorney General’s Office that hundreds of mail-in ballots were found in a mailbox in Paterson. Numerous additional ballots were found in a mailbox in nearby Haledon. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all voting in May 12 elections in New Jersey was done by mail-in ballots.
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