Saturday, December 19, 2020
In the last days of its existence, the House of the 116th Congress passed a second marijuana reform bill in quick succession after approving the MORE Act that plans to decriminalize marijuana federally. The Medical Marijuana Research Act, which passed the House and is awaiting action in the Senate, would promote research and allow scientists to study state-legal marijuana.
There was just under two minutes left in the game, when the Milwaukee County Stadium public address announcer finally acknowledged what everyone in the building already knew. “The Packers extend a sincere thanks to our Milwaukee fans for their loyalty and support over the last 62 years.”
U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson on Friday blocked an attempt to pass a second round of stimulus checks, arguing that COVID-19 relief efforts need to be more focused and raising concerns about the country's debt.
Johnson, R-Wis., objected to a proposal from U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley, a Missouri Republican, who pushed for a bill that would provide $1,200 for individuals who make up to $75,000, $2,400 for couples and $500 for children.
Hawley tried to get consent for the plan, which would require the support of every senator, noting that his bill matched language in the CARES Act approved by Congress in spring.
Congressional leaders and the White House have been negotiating a broader, wide-ranging COVID relief plan. The push by Hawley was to act more quickly on the $1,200 checks.
The rich always begrudge the poor a penny. . .
Foxconn willing to agree to fewer tax credits 'in exchange for flexibility'; new agreement 'within reach
Foxconn Technology Group is willing to accept a reduction in state tax credits “in exchange for a flexible business environment in Wisconsin,” the company has told state officials.
The change in position was mentioned in letters between the company and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. obtained Friday by the Journal Sentinel.
The state agency this fall determined Foxconn was not eligible for tax credits in 2020 for hiring and investments made in 2019. Since its inception in 2017, the Foxconn project has shrunk in size and scope, which WEDC views as a major change to the contract that covers the tax credits. The state says Foxconn is not in compliance, a decision Foxconn has challenged.
Under the initial contract negotiated between the state and Foxconn, the company would be eligible for up to $2.85 billion in state money.
In a Nov. 23 letter from Foxconn attorney Robert Berry to Jennifer Campbell, chief legal officer for WEDC, the company outlines its disagreement with the department's decision to not grant tax credits for work done in 2019. The company also expresses a willingness to negotiate.
The letter states that WEDC and Foxconn “had a mutual understanding that the overarching goal of (Foxconn’s) investment was to implement a transformational and sustainable high-tech manufacturing and technology ecosystem in Wisconsin that brings long-term investment and jobs.”
A judge has given Alfonso Morales, Milwaukee's ousted police chief, his job back — one day after the board that demoted him selected a new acting chief.
In a ruling Friday, Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Christopher Foley reversed the Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission's August decision to demote Morales.
Morales subsequently retired, sued and requested a judicial review of the decision.
What will happen next remains uncertain.
The ruling comes as the commission continues to search for a permanent police chief after deadlocking on two external candidates.
Foley only reversed the decision and did not give further instructions — something he said he could not do because of the commission's own failures.
"I acknowledge that from the City’s perspective there is great benefit in remand with directions," he wrote. "Remand continues the status quo as of the conclusion of the Commission hearing with Mr. Morales demoted to captain and appealing that demotion. It avoids the potential, noted in media accounts, of 'two chiefs.'
The single largest protest advocating for the rights and freedoms of all people in the United States will be taking place. In every capitol in every US state and at the federal capitol in Washington DC, attendees are asked to arrive armed with signs, sound making devices, speeches planned and whatever attire makes their statement the most pronounced.
If you are a gun owner, it is important that you understand gun laws in Wisconsin. Failure to follow these rules could mean facing serious criminal charges.
Quick Gun Law Overview
Wisconsin is an open carry state. This means that gun owners can carry a loaded gun in public. Gun owners do not need a permit or license to carry a gun in public. A person is considered to be “openly carrying” a gun when a casual observer can see the weapon.
To open carry, you need to be at least 18 years old. While permits are not required to carry a gun unconcealed, gun owners need a license to carry a weapon in a concealed manner. Also, cities or counties cannot make laws on gun possession that conflict with the state’s open carry laws.
There isn't going to be any transition, for the obvious reason that a) Biden lost, and, b) Biden is one of dozens of politicians who have been corrupted by foreign funding.
Axios' Jonathan Swan reports a bombshell potential major disruption in a key part of the presidential transition before President-Elect Joe Biden is sworn in on January 20: the Pentagon has without warning or explanation halted Biden's intelligence transition briefings.
Reports Swan: "Acting Defense Secretary Chris Miller ordered a Pentagon-wide halt to cooperation with the transition of President-elect Biden, shocking officials across the Defense Department, senior administration officials tell Axios."
Biden's team has so far maintained that it's unaware of the directive while Pentagon officials are said to be stunned and in the dark: "Administration officials left open the possibility cooperation would resume after a holiday pause," the breaking Axios report notes. "The officials were unsure what prompted Miller's action, or whether President Trump approved."
This is just the first step that is obvious to the public. There will be more, until it finally becomes obvious to the media that Biden will not be allowed anywhere near the White House.
Peter Navarro releases 36-page report alleging election fraud 'more than sufficient' to swing victory to Trump
Director of the Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy Peter Navarro published a lengthy report Thursday outlining several examples of voting irregularities that are “more than sufficient” to swing the outcome of the election in President Trump’s favor.Read and see more: https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/wh-adviser-navarro-releases-report-election-fraud-swing-victory-to-trump
Wisconsin stands by its rejection of the company’s subsidies, but both sides signal openness to amending the contract
|Photo by Joshua Lott for The Verge|
In October, Wisconsin denied Foxconn subsidies because it had failed to build the LCD factory specified in its contract with the state. As The Verge reported, it had created a building one-twentieth the size of the promised factory, taken out a permit to use it for storage, and failed to employ anywhere near the number of employees the contract called for. Nevertheless, Foxconn publicly objected “on numerous grounds” to Wisconsin’s denial of subsidies.
Friday, December 18, 2020
Almost to the end of 2020, like all of you I feel empty & sad, this year seems like we have ended a movie. I have chosen to stay home & only go to important places. I don't do well with wearing a mask if I do go out I wear one. I have been home I have researched articles looked at many photos. If i was a student now I'm sure i would of been an excellent student. As I grew older I became more interested in many subjects of many fields. In an ending note I would like to wish everyone a Healthy Safe End of The Year. 🎄
"We are trying our best to rescue drivers and passengers, we are ready to continue the operation through the night," a Niigata disaster management official told AFP on Thursday night.
Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-55359771
Jean-Luc Brunel was arrested at an airport near Paris by French authorities investigating possible sex crimes committed by Jeffrey Epstein and his associates.
Good editorial from RT here: Wayne Dupree was invited to the White House to talk to President Trump on messaging to the black community. He was named in Newsmax’s top 50 Influential African-American Republicans in 2017, and, in 2016, served as a board member of the National Diversity Coalition for Donald Trump. Before entering politics, he served for eight years in the US Air Force.
But then, as one of his lawyer’s firms boasts on its website, he earned “dramatically reduced charges and sentencing” of four months in prison (he served just three) and a $6,000 fine. He never even had to register as a sex offender.
More on Traci Stier Johnson: https://www.amazon.com/Tracie-Stier-Johnson/e/B0078KNCVE%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share
As for Curt Johnson's Diversey - he sold it to sealed air - with Headquarters in North Carolina! Same place he moved his family to! and lookee here:
Sealed Air on Monday became the latest dumper of the Charlotte, NC, company by agreeing to sell it to private equity firm Bain Capital for $3.2 billion.
In 2011, Sealed Air bought Diversey for $4.3 billion from co-owners Johnson Wax and Clayton, Dubilier & Rice.
Curt Johnson's Wife and Children Moving to North Carolina
Thursday, December 17, 2020
“Chief Justice John Roberts Is Corrupt and Should Resign Immediately” – Attorney Lin Wood GOES SCORCHED EARTH on SCOTUS Chief Justice
Attorney Lin Wood went SCORCHED EARTH on Chief Justice John Roberts on Thursday.
Wood accused Roberts of links with Jeffrey Epstein and his pedophile island.
Lin Wood said this “may be the most important tweet of my life.”
That’s saying something!
More than three million internet users are believed to have installed 15 Chrome, and 13 Edge extensions that contain malicious code, security firm Avast said today.
The 28 extensions contained code that could perform several malicious operations. Avast said it found code to:
- redirect user traffic to ads
- redirect user traffic to phishing sites
- collect personal data, such as birth dates, email addresses, and active devices
- collect browsing history
- download further malware onto a user's device
But despite the presence of code to power all the above malicious features, Avast researchers said they believe the primary objective of this campaign was to hijack user traffic for monetary gains.
"For every redirection to a third party domain, the cybercriminals would receive a payment," the company said.
Avast said it discovered the extensions last month and found evidence that some had been active since at least December 2018, when some users first started reporting issues with being redirected to other sites.