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Meanwhile in Shasta county, California the local militia leader

hits a speed bump and Redding PD does not look so hot.

Shasta county has good stuff like the Cottonwood militia; the Red White and Blueprint (to make the USA a red nut job paradise community by community), and Bethel Church.

Here is a link to a local internet news site that leans left in deep red Shasta county.

https://anewscafe.com/

Note that link is down at the moment and says. "Note from Doni: sorry for the confusion; fixing the site. Read the latest story here: https://tinyurl.com/zapata-videos

https://tinyurl.com/zapata-videos

There were times during the last 59 days when Nathan Pinkney nearly lost hope. He wondered if his memory of the May 4 assault upon him at his former workplace, the Market Street Blade & Barrel restaurant, was accurate.

During those nearly two months of wondering and waiting for the Redding Police Department to finally release the surveillance video that he knew would surely exonerate him, he endured accusations that he — a 32-year-old African American comic, cook and Black Lives Matter activist — was a liar.

It was his word against his three alleged assailants. Alleged assailant No. 1 was 42-year-old Carlos Zapata, militia member and co-founder of the ultra-conservative Red White and Blueprint movement that’s documenting an attempted recall of three Republican Shasta County supervisors. Alleged assailant No. 2 was 40-year-old Elizabeth Bailey, a Zapata employee who works at his Palomino Room restaurant in Red Bluff (also the daughter of Nadine Bailey, a prominent fixture in North State Republican politics and rural issues). Finally, alleged assailant No. 3 was 45-year-old Chris Meagher, Bailey’s boyfriend, also known on social media as Red Red, someone with a history of criminal activity and violent encounters. (By the way, Meagher’s name is pronounced Meyer, like the lemon, not meager, as in deficient in quantity or quality.)

For 59 days, Pinkney wondered if the surveillance videos would ever become public.

Today is that day.

Yesterday A News Cafe received the surveillance videos, not from RPD, but from an anonymous source who leaked the videos to ANC for exclusive review. The most salient moments have been broken into separate videos.


long article with videos and photos. Redding PD lies.

About Epoch Times

Boebert is dangerous and probably being paid. Get her out of Congress and in jail.

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The Epoch Times is a far-right international multi-language newspaper and media company affiliated with the Falun Gong new religious movement. The newspaper, based in New York City, is part of the Epoch Media Group, which also operates New Tang Dynasty (NTD) Television. The Epoch Times has websites in 35 countries but is blocked in mainland China.

The Epoch Times opposes the Chinese Communist Party, promotes far-right politicians in Europe, and has backed President Donald Trump in the U.S.; a 2019 report by NBC News showed it to be the second-largest funder of pro-Trump Facebook advertising after the Trump campaign. The Epoch Media Group's news sites and YouTube channels have spread conspiracy theories such as QAnon and anti-vaccine misinformation. In 2020, the New York Times called it a "giant influence machine". The Epoch Times frequently promotes other Falun Gong affiliated groups, such as the performing arts company Shen Yun.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Epoch_Times

Falun Gong (UK: /ˌfɑːlʊn ˈɡɒŋ, ˌfæl-, - ˈɡʊŋ/, US: /- ˈɡɔːŋ/)[1] or Falun Dafa (/ˈdɑːfə/; Standard Mandarin Chinese: [fàlwə̌n tâfà]; literally, "Dharma Wheel Practice" or "Law Wheel Practice" is a new religious movement. Falun Gong was founded by its leader Li Hongzhi in China in the early 1990s. Today, Falun Gong maintains a global de facto headquarters, Dragon Springs, a 400-acre (160 ha) compound around the hamlet of Cuddebackville in Deerpark, New York, approximately two hours northwest of Manhattan, located near the current residence of Li Hongzhi. Falun Gong's performance arts extension, Shen Yun ("Divine Rhythm" and two closely connected schools, Fei Tian ("Flying Sky-Being" College and Fei Tian Academy of the Arts, also operate in and around Dragon Springs.

Falun Gong emerged toward the end of China's "qigong boom"—a period that saw a proliferation of similar practices of meditation, slow-moving energy exercises and regulated breathing. Falun Gong combines meditation and qigong ('Qi/Chi cultivation') exercises with a moral philosophy. The practice emphasizes morality and the cultivation of virtue, and identifies as a practice of the Buddhist school, though its teachings also incorporate elements drawn from Taoist traditions. Through moral rectitude and the practice of meditation, practitioners of Falun Gong aspire to eliminate attachments, and ultimately to achieve spiritual enlightenment.

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Falun Gong administers a variety of extensions in the United States and elsewhere, which have received notable media attention for their political involvement and ideological messaging, particularly since the involvement of these extensions in the 2016 United States presidential election. Falun Gong extensions include The Epoch Times, a media entity that has received significant media attention for its promotion of conspiracy theories and right-wing politics, and for producing advertisements for United States president Donald Trump. Shen Yun has also received significant media coverage for its emphasis on, for example, anti-evolution statements and promotion of Falun Gong doctrine, while presenting itself as founded upon ancient tradition.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falun_Gong

https://www.theepochtimes.com/

Cuomo aide, who is accused of helping cover up nursing-home death tolls, was once a professor of eth

Source: Business Insider via MSN

>Linda Lacewell, a top Cuomo aide, is accused of covering up the number of New York's nursing-home deaths.

>Lacewell was previously Cuomo's Chief of Staff and oversaw "ethics and law enforcement matters."

>She also taught classes on ethics in government at New York University's School of Law.

One of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's senior aides who faces allegations involving the nursing-home death toll cover-up previously taught classes on ethics in government, legal news website Law & Crime reported.

Linda Lacewell, the head of New York's Department of Financial Services, is one of the three top aides accused of changing a report to conceal the real number of deaths in the state's nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to The New York Times.

The Cuomo administration publicly cited figures that were roughly 50% lower than the real death toll, The Times reported.

Lacewell, who formerly served as Cuomo's Chief of Staff, is one of the officials who is alleged to have directed the removal of COVID-19 deaths from the report, the New York Post reported.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/medical/cuomo-aide-who-is-accused-of-helping-cover-up-nursing-home-death-tolls-was-once-a-professor-of-ethics-in-government/ar-BB1ezrKT?ocid=msedgntp

IMO the best approach to WV and other red or swing states

is to bully through programs where the current GOP voters benefit and some feel safer and more hopeful about the future.

That is what FDR did. Use the Green New Deal to bring jobs and awareness to rural America.

Some folks are too lodged in their racism or church or selfishness. Some people also want to be good and be safe.

New satellite images show Northern California's kelp forest almost gone. Here's the reason

New satellite images show Northern California's kelp forest almost gone. Here's the reason

Tara Duggan March 5, 2021 Updated: March 5, 2021 8:32 p.m.

The kelp forest that only eight years ago formed a leafy ocean canopy along the Northern California coast has almost completely disappeared, and scientists who study kelp and the species that depend on it are worried about its inability to bounce back.

A new study from UC Santa Cruz found that the kelp forest on the Sonoma and Mendocino coast has declined by an average of 95% since 2013. It analyzed satellite imagery going back to 1985 to investigate how a series of factors led to the kelp forest’s abrupt decline, including an explosion in the population of purple sea urchin, which eats it, and two marine heat waves. The research shows the unprecedented destruction was related to unusual ocean warming and that the kelp forest likely won’t recover any time soon, partly because removing the urchins is so difficult.

“They can actually survive under starvation conditions,” said Meredith McPherson, a graduate student at UC Santa Cruz’s Ocean Sciences department and coauthor of the study. “The impact has been that basically there is no kelp forest at all left, really.”

Bull kelp (Nereocystis luetkeana) usually thrives in the rocky coastal zones of Sonoma and Mendocino counties and creates a habitat for many types of fish and invertebrates, including abalone, sea urchin, jellyfish and sea snails. Its disappearance also has had impacts on local tourism and other businesses — the abalone fishery closed to recreational divers in 2018, and Mendocino County’s commercial red sea urchin fishery is almost completely shut down.

remainder of article (incudes photos and maps) at : https://www.sfchronicle.com/local/environment/article/New-satellite-images-show-Northern-California-s-16001922.php

Dr. Fauci quoted today in a MSN article

So much is not yet known. Like what about the mutations? What degree of herd immunity is even achievable?

>>Dr. Fauci Calls COVID "Nefarious"

When asked if other viruses mutate similarly to how COVID-19 has, he admits that they do, even some "much more quickly and easily" than it. However, it is the "constellation of characteristics" of COVID that he finds to be "very problematic."

"I can say of the viruses that I've had to deal with in my multi multi-decade career of now over 40 years. Have I seen viruses that mutate this much? The answer is yes, but what I have never seen is the constellation of characteristics of a virus that if you want to make a metaphor out of it, is so nefarious on the one hand—it infects many, many people, has great deal of efficiency of transmission, and yet maybe 40% or more of people don't get any symptoms at all," he explained.

He also added that viruses' tendency to spread asymptomatically is also very problematic—as is the fact that severity of infection is somewhat unpredictable. "50% of all the infections that are transmitted or transmitted by people who either never will get any symptoms or are presymptomatic," he pointed out. "The reason that's so disturbing, because on the one hand, if you looked at that, you say, well, that's a relatively benign virus. However, it also has the capability of selecting out vulnerables and we know who they are—the elderly, those with underlying conditions, every once in a while, relatively speaking unusual, it will get a young, healthy person who has no underlying conditions—but it has this nefarious way of really getting to the vulnerables and creating a high percentage of morbidity and mortality."

"So you have this unusual virus that for so many people is trivial," he continued. "It gives them, you know, relatively minor, maybe even no symptoms at all. And on the other hand, it has accounted for over 430,000 deaths in the United States in a year. You know, I've never seen anything so dichotomous as that, where on the one hand looking benign for so many on the other hand being absolutely deadly for others.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/medical/dr-fauci-gives-this-disturbing-covid-warning/ar-BB1dlKqA?ocid=msedgntp

I had the first shot of the Moderna vaccine on Wednesday.

I had a cv19 vaccine Wednesday AM. Had it about two miles from my home at the Indian Health Service Clinic. The Indian Health Service is Federal and outside the State and County distribution of vaccine.

The appointments are scheduled 1/2 hour apart. They take temperature at the door. After taking temperature at the door, one person/party (there was a married couple after me) is allowed at a time in waiting room and then taken to one of several treatment rooms. I was given a questionnaire about allergies and other conditions. There is another informational form, among other things stated is that the vaccine does not have full FDA approval. The local doctor then talked to me about what to expect and the risks specifically mentioning the recent Sheriff thing in Placer County in the news (I am in California as well) and that the risk of an allergic reaction was extremely low. Also the shot may cause some pain and black and blue following but probably not and some folks might feel a tad ill for a day or two. So had zero wait and my only contact was with three medical workers that I know.

Note I also have a problem with needles and, while haven't gone full pass out in years, have that history and get fainty and anxious with needles. But have learned to inject insulin each day. Have a port in my chest from chemo in 2018 still used for regular labs and requiring maintenance as well. Need to travel several hours for the Infusion Lab.

I had no after effects. When I took my next shower, I took off the bandage from the site with my mind going to why is that bandage there before oh yeah the cv19 shot. Also they gave me a card to carry documenting cv19 treatment status and scheduling the 2nd injection. Note I am a senior citizen that went through chemo for non Hodgkin's lymphoma in 2018 and had surgery (a 6 hur drive to near Sacramento accompanied by a friend) for a separate cancer in January 2020 and have several other risk factors. Was given the card during an exit interview and 15 minute wait to see if any immediate adverse impacts. A staff member sat and chatted with me during the wait for release. I was told that their experience (the staff had all been vaccinated and one had been infected and treated for the virus) was that they had some vague illness with the 2nd shot but nothing of note with the first shot. I was given some informational material to take home we reviewed after the shot.

This shot was as easy as pie. No wait and treated with care.

No doubt some GOP house members are complicit in the failed violent coup.

May the guilty be prosecuted to the fullest extent of law.

The message needs to be sent.

Ill-hearted dim-minded lunatics abound, replicate, and feed mental illness to their young.

The cursed are in the way of any attempts to give humanity chances to be honest, just, and kind.

74 Million need to have their face rubbed into the Trump fiasco and then have the carcass

tied to their necks until it drops off. They should never forget. Those that saw and fought back will never forget.

May many of their most cherished assumptions about life and reality be shaken to their core beings. Learn to love.
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