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:sunglasses: 27.8 % :thumbsup: 16.7 % 😯 8.3 % :grinning: 27.8 % 🧥 5.6 % :cry: 13.9 %
By Oblomov
The Red Arrow wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:53 pm
What is it with Florida attracting tossers?

My mate had a theory that Florida is a melting pot for 3 different types of right lunatic;

The drug-addled, gun toting redneck
The retired wealthy corporate sociopath
Immigrants from Latin American countries that have been interfered with during the cold war

Add in the swamp heat to all of that and yeah, Florida is a scary place to be.
By The Red Arrow
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Older people would rather die than let Covid-19 harm US economy – Texas official

Lieutenant governor Dan Patrick tells Fox News: ‘Do we have to shut down the entire country for this? I think we can get back to work’

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/ ... an-patrick
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By spoonman
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Protesters block southbound lanes at Arizona border crossing, demand stricter coronavirus screenings
TUCSON — Protesters on the Mexican side of the border blocked for several hours on Wednesday the Mexico-bound lanes at the main border crossing in the twin border cities of Ambos Nogales, to express their displeasure with the Mexican government's response so far to the new coronavirus pandemic.

They demanded greater controls and screenings on southbound traffic at the U.S.-Mexico border out of concern that travelers from the U.S. could import new cases of the coronavirus into Mexico.

Less than a dozen people wearing face masks and carrying signs used two of their vehicles for a blockade of the two southbound lanes at the DeConcini crossing, several hundred feet into the Mexican side of the border, video taken by Mexican media showed.

Some of the signs asked U.S. residents to "stay at home." Others called on Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to step up controls and restrictions along the U.S.-Mexico border to contain the spread of COVID-19.

The number of confirmed cases in the U.S., the third highest in the world, is significantly higher than Mexico, a situation that is also true along the states on both sides of the border.

As of Wednesday afternoon, Arizona's Department of Health Services has confirmed more than 400 cases, including at least six deaths resulting from the coronavirus. All four Arizona border counties confirmed additional cases Wednesday, including Santa Cruz County, which includes Nogales.

Sonora, Arizona's neighbor to the south, has confirmed a total of four cases of COVID-19 statewide, according to state health officials. None of those cases are from Sonora's border communities.
https://eu.azcentral.com/story/news/loc ... 084001002/
By Samanfur
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A months-long investigation determined that Wilson was a potentially violent extremist, motivated by religious, racial and anti-government beliefs, according to the statement. He had planned for several months to carry out a bombing and decided to target a Kansas City-area hospital using a “vehicle-borne” improvised explosive.

Wilson chose a hospital that was providing critical care during the current coronavirus pandemic and had taken steps to acquire materials to build the bomb in an attempt to cause “severe harm and mass casualties”, according to the statement.
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