Saturday, January 30, 2021
Racine man, woman charged after 50+ pounds of drugs found in home, police say
|Racine County Sheriff’s Office photo|
RACINE — A 20-year-old Racine resident was allegedly found to have more than 50 pounds of assorted drugs worth about $40,000 in his home, many of which resembled candy and most of which involved marijuana. A woman who was also in the home, where a 1-year-old was also found by law enforcement when they carried out a search warrant there, is facing criminal charges.
According to a criminal complaint and a release from the Racine County Sheriff’s Office:
On Tuesday, an agent was contacted by an inspector from the U.S. Postal Service regarding a suspicious package. The package was addressed to 19-year-old Ashley L. Hansen of the 1100 block of Marquette Street.
Agents with the Racine County Metro Drug Unit executed a search warrant on Wednesday at around 11 a.m. Inside, they found Hansen and 20-year-old Anthony E. Luna with a 1-year-old child. There was also glass pipe in the living room with marijuana in it.
Read more: https://www.kenoshanews.com/news/state_and_regional/racine-man-woman-charged-after-50-pounds-of-drugs-found-in-home-police-say/article_b75ba7ce-2bc7-5404-9060-60fc3a49f261.html
‘It’s a mess’: Biden’s first 10 days dominated by vaccine mysteries
Biden’s team is still trying to locate upwards of 20 million vaccine doses that have been sent to states — a mystery that has hampered plans to speed up the national vaccination effort.
|U.S. President Joe Biden speaks about the coronavirus pandemic in the State Dining Room of the White House on January 26, 2021 in Washington, DC. | Doug Mills, Pool/Getty Images|
Plaintiffs drop federal suit in Kyle Rittenhouse case
The plaintiffs in a civil suit filed against Kyle Rittenhouse, Facebook and the Kenosha Guard dropped their suit this week.
Rittenhouse, 18, of Antioch, Ill., is accused of killing two men and severely injuring a third during the August protests that occurred in the aftermath of the shooting of Jacob Blake by a Kenosha police officer. He has pleaded not guilty, arguing that he fired in self-defense
The suit, filed in September, had sought to use Reconstruction-era federal law inspired by the rise of the Ku Klux Klan to seek damages from: Rittenhouse; the Kenosha Guard militia and its “commander” Kevin Mathewson; the Boogaloo Bois, a far-right, antigovernmental organization; and a West Bend man who identified himself to the media as a member of the Boogaloo Bois and said he was in Kenosha during the August protests.
The suit alleged that Facebook was negligent in allowing Mathewson and the Kenosha Guard to put out a call for militia members to come to the city, and alleged that the defendants had conspired to violate their civil rights.
Plaintiffs in the suit included Hannah Gittings, the girlfriend of Silver Lake resident Anthony Huber, one of two men killed in the Rittenhouse shootings on Aug. 25. Also named as plaintiffs were three people who were at the protests who said they were harassed and threatened by militia members.
Read more: https://www.kenoshanews.com/news/local/plaintiffs-drop-federal-suit-in-kyle-rittenhouse-case/article_8fda21ff-b5f7-5ae6-a762-9ef0a0ca3dfa.html#tracking-source=home-trending
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Open Blog - Weekend
Friday, January 29, 2021
How the new owners of an 89-year-old pharmacy reinvented and found a simple, local way to administer vaccines
The call came on a Tuesday — the small, independently owned pharmacy in Shorewood would be getting about 100 doses of COVID-19 vaccine the following day.
By the time that first shipment arrived on Jan. 13, North Shore Pharmacy owner Kyle Beyer had gotten a list of independent front-line health care workers hoping to get vaccinated from the local health department, scheduled appointments and was ready to get started.
Beyer and the small crew at the nearly century-old pharmacy, which until recently was named Thompson's Serv-U-Pharmacy, had by the end of that week administered all 111 doses of vaccine.
"That's something a large organization, a large chain pharmacy, just would not be able to do," Beyer said. "We take a lot of pride in being able to be flexible and quickly adapt to those needs."
Read more: https://www.jsonline.com/story/communities/northshore/2021/01/28/shorewood-north-shore-pharmacy-now-administers-covid-vaccine-delivers-medication-thompsons-serv-u/4251365001/
Dr. Fauci Wrong Again: Novavax Vaccine Only 50% Effective Against "Mutant" South African COVID Strain
The latest COVID-19 vaccine news is unequivocally disappointing.
Novavax, one of six US companies that received hundreds of millions of dollars upfront from the US government to develop a COVIID-19 vaccine, has just released preliminary data from its Phase 3 trials. The data showed the vaccine was 89.3% effective in the UK branch of the trial.
Vaccine trials were held in nearly half a dozen countries, but in the UK, 62 people (out of roughly 15K) came down with COVID-19 symptoms after receiving either the vaccine or a placebo. Of these, six had received the vaccine, while 56 had gotten the placebo.
Yet, in a separate, middle-stage study in South Africa, the trial data suggested the vaccine was much less effective. In South Africa, the Novavax shot was about 49.4% effective against Covid-19 in the study. Preliminary results showed that more than 90% of the sick subjects for whom sequencing data were available were infected with the new variant circulating in South Africa.
The news comes at an inopportune time: A few hours ago, the CDC revealed that the first two confirmed cases of the hyper-infectious South African COVID mutation had been confirmed in South Carolina.
In a separate Novavax trial held in South Africa, the efficacy was significantly lower. In a small trial the rate of protection was just 50%. Almost all the cases that scientists have analyzed there so far were caused by the mutated strain, known as B.1.351.
What's even more disturbing: The data also showed that many trial participants were infected with the variant even after they had already had COVID-19.
Novavax tried to put a bright spin on the results.
"We have the first trial — we are the first to conduct an efficacy trial — in the face of a changing virus," said Stanley Erck, the president and chief executive of Novavax. He said that researchers expected the variants could change the trial results, but “the amount of change has been a bit of a surprise to everyone.”
However, there's no denying the fact that scientists like Dr. Anthony Fauci who repeatedly claimed that the vaccines would provide enduring protection despite mutations of the virus were clearly exaggerating their level of certainty. But that's not the first time the data has gone against "the science".
Beijing Uses Anal Swabs To Detect COVID-19 Strains
Just as the WHO acknowledges (in time for the start of the Biden Administration) that the high-cycle PCR tests routinely lead to far higher numbers of false positives than the world had expected, Li Tongzeng, a doctor at Beijing's You’an Hospital, and a proponent of anal swab tests, claims that "the coronavirus survives longer in the anus or excrement than those taken from upper body tracts."
And with this, Li is suggesting that the method is becoming more common than he had initially expected. Anal swabs are being deployed in Beijing quarantine as well as in some school settings, according to recent reports out of Beijing’s Daxing district.
Authorities in the Chinese capital have started testing about 2MM people in the center of the city after two cases of a strain of the coronavirus were first detected in Britain were reported in Beijing.
The rapid mass testing campaign started on Friday, a day before the city’s legislature was expected to convene an annual meeting and with just weeks to go until the country’s political heavyweights arrive in the capital for the year’s most important political gatherings.
"All districts and work units must make epidemic prevention and control their top priority and spare no efforts in epidemic prevention and handling,” municipal government spokesman Tian Wei said on Friday afternoon, citing orders from the city’s COVID-19 task force.
The mass testing was conducted after the capital went into partial lockdown in Daxing and Shunyi, with genetic sequencing revealing two cases of the more transmissible coronavirus variant discovered last month in Britain.
The capital has since been on high alert. More than 1.2K people have been tested at a school attended by one pupil with an asymptomatic case of the COVId-19 Each of the contacts at the school had nasal, saliva and anal swabs as well as serum tests – all of which were negative.
The jury is still out on whether anal swabs, which reportedly take about 10 seconds, are more useful than a regular throat swab to test for coronavirus.
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Open Blog - Friday
Thursday, January 28, 2021
Rural medical center suspended from vaccination program after inoculating school district staff
(CNN)A rural Georgia medical center has been suspended from the state's Covid-19 vaccination program for six months after the facility administered vaccines to staff of the local school district.
Kenosha Police drop plan to purchase automated license plate scanners
The Kenosha Police Department is withdrawing plans to purchase an automated license plate reading system for the city.
The department had planned to use a $49,000 state grant to purchase two license plate readers — one fixed high-speed camera and one mobile camera — used in conjunction with software that scans the plates as a tool to help the department track and recover stolen vehicles.
Read more: https://www.kenoshanews.com/news/local/kenosha-police-drop-plan-to-purchase-automated-license-plate-scanners/article_b98c143c-e935-59fc-a703-8a0d1fff6bb9.html#tracking-source=home-top-story
Kennedy, who sits on the Finance Committee and had initiated the committee's deferring action on the license plate readers, which eventually led to the council's deferral, agreed with Miskinis' assessment. He said he understood the positions of both the police department need to have access to technology for crimefighting and the public's concerns for how it might be misused.
Kennedy said police laid out the case for efficiency in solving stolen vehicle crimes and areas where the technology could be used effectively and saw justification for voting in favor of the license plate readers.
"But, I also could vote `no' because of the weaponization of the Wisconsin Open Records laws and Freedom of Information Act that certain actors in our community have engaged in," he said.
Most Shorted Names Soar After WallStreetBets Reopen
Update 745pm ET: And just like that, 1 hour after reddit locked down its notorious r/WallStreetBets forum, it has returned, and not only that but the chaos over recent events just assured that tomorrow it will have a record day in new members.
The forum's return came shortly after another notorious daytrader, Dave Portnoy vowed revenge for the downing of the portal, and in addition to revealing that he owns $1MM of AMC and NOK and may buy more, said that tomorrow would be the biggest day yet.
More importantly, however, after tumbling earlier following the news of WSB's lockdown, the most shorted stocks have again exploded higher with GME surging from a low of $220 back to $300...
... and AMC last trading at almost $15 after dropping as low as $11 earlier.
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Update 645pm ET: The infamous r/WallStreetBets subreddit which destroyed at least one hedge funds. and even cost legendary trader Steve Cohen 10-15% in losses in January...
- COHEN'S POINT72 LOSES 10-15% AMID HEDGE FUND LOSSES THIS MONTH
... has "gone private", which means that only people who are invited can join.
The move comes just moments after we showed that today was an absolute record day for WSB, which had a whopping 800,000 people join it in one day, the equivalent of $1.1 billion in stimmy checks..
And since it will be that much more difficult to bring new entrants to the forum, it is hardly a surprise that the most shorted stocks which exploded in recent days, are suddenly tumbling with GME down almost $100 after hours on the news...
... and AMC is tumbling too.
So it is over? We doubt it: while the original subreddit may well have enough critical mass to continue its bull raids for the time being, it's only a matter of time before the members regroup and find a venue that welcomes them.
To be sure, the "autists" are not happy, and have a simple message: "FUCK WALL STREET, FUCK THE SHORTS."
Read more: https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/sec-joins-biden-admin-actively-monitoring-option-volatility
Open Blog - Thursday
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
McConnell, GOP Eager To Let Trump Off The Hook For Seditious Role In Deadly Capitol Raid
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Wisconsin pharmacist to plead guilty to trying to spoil COVID-19 vaccine doses
(Reuters) - A Wisconsin pharmacist has agreed to plead guilty to purposely trying to spoil hundreds of doses of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine in a bid to render them ineffective, the U.S. Justice Department said.
Steven Brandenburg, 46, is charged with two counts of attempting to tamper with consumer products and with reckless disregard for the risk that another person will be placed in danger of death or bodily injury, according to the statement by the Justice Department.
It said bit.ly/3qUNXVI he believed in various "conspiracy theories" and was skeptical of vaccines in general and specifically the vaccine by Moderna.
Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-usa-vaccines-moder-idUSKBN29W0PL
Effects of gerrymandering felt in Wisconsin as governor, GOP clash over Covid restrictions
The Wisconsin GOP redrew legislative maps in 2011 to its advantage, stifling any chance Gov. Tony Evers had of responding to the pandemic, observers say
At one point during the pandemic, Black residents of Milwaukee County were six times more likely to die from the coronavirus than Wisconsin's white residents, state health officials said.
The state's governor, Tony Evers, a Democrat in his first term, issued a mask order and other mandates to protect all citizens, but the Republican-led legislature successfully sued to strike down those decisions.
The more Evers fought for Covid-19 restrictions, the more GOP resistance he faced inside the state Capitol. The state Supreme Court issued several decisions siding with Republicans in limiting Evers’ power to act during a public health emergency.
“It’s pretty shameful they didn’t want to act or didn’t seem concerned with the loss of life toward Blacks and Latinos,” Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes, a Democrat, said. “It seemed like they could care less.”
Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/gop-gerrymandering-slows-wisconsin-s-covid-response-n1255684
Man seen with Kyle Rittenhouse victim charged with arson in Kenosha
*WOW* Kenosha County Prosecutors Defend "Armed & Disorderly, Unlawful Discharge of Firearm in City Limits" for Political Gain
Kenosha prosecutors have filed arson charges against a man involved in key confrontations during protests in August that included the fatal shooting of two people.
Joshua Ziminski now faces a felony count of arson, along with misdemeanors of disorderly conduct with a dangerous weapon and obstructing an officer. At a hearing Tuesday, prosecutors dismissed an earlier case involving the disorderly conduct with a weapon, which stemmed from Ziminski firing a shot in the air right before Kyle Rittenhouse shot Joseph Rosenbaum between some cars at a gas station.
Rittenhouse supporters had referred the weapon charge as "the first shot," and suggested it was close enough in location to make Rittenhouse think he was being fired upon.
Ziminski, 35, and his wife, Kelly, were also seen on various videos of the evening's events hanging out with Rosenbaum, including right before Rosenbaum began chasing Rittenhouse.
Read more: https://amp.jsonline.com/story/news/crime/2021/01/26/man-kyle-rittenhouse-victim-charged-arson-kenosha/4265464001/
‘They just want to defend Biden,’ The Scoop co-founder tells RT after Facebook ban, accusing platforms of anti-conservative bias
Facebook permanently disabled Strange’s account together with that of The Scoop’s other co-founder, Cameron Shizznit, for violating “community standards” earlier this week.
It came shortly after the Mark Zuckerberg-owned platform yanked the duo’s group, called “Patriots Against Joe Biden.” In a message justifying the deletion, Facebook said that any “pages that are hateful, threatening, or obscene” cannot be allowed on the site.
In an interview with RT on Tuesday, the company’s CEO, Strange, rejected the charges, saying that he had been watching carefully to ensure the group, which swelled to some two million members in about a fortnight, was not in breach of the site’s rule book
Read more: https://www.rt.com/usa/513718-steve-strange-facebook-censorship/