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SiM- There’s a movement afoot in The Tavern to do something for first line COVID-19 workers (nurses, EMT’s, postal workers, etc).
I’m going to lobby for HVAC. Will keep you posted. 

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Mom wife ( a nurse ) avoided lay off today. Unfortunately many others were not as fortunate. Hospital still in major trouble. Governor can’t wait much longer to get to so called phase one. Anybody who can read can look at the data and see the so called surge never happened.  She actually had some patients today. A broken leg, appendix, a severe wrist sprain, stroke, and two flu patients who tested negative for covid. One was in rough shape. In the past month she has dealt with 4 times the flu patients then covid patients a fact you won’t see in the news. This country needs to admit they made a mistake on false data, but acted with the citizens in mind and move on and do so quickly. 

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The real hero's are the front liners who been working day in and day out, even when their family have advised them to give it up.  :hi5:

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14 hours ago, z-man said:

Where was this?

You're on a rampage this afternoon. It’s almost the weekend. Time to relax. 

Don't you pay ANY ATTENTION? The violent crime rate in Boston INCREASED SUBSTANTIALLY in April.

 

It was one of the leading stories even on the fake news channels.

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14 hours ago, z-man said:

Exactly. I’ve asked multiple times how some of these guys would handle it better and hear crickets. 

Wait, I thought I was on a rampage? That is crickets? I would handle the pandemic on CURRENT FACTS AND DATA, not set policies based on facts from 8 weeks ago that 

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11 hours ago, BrianBM said:

What religion is abolished?

We can start with this. Will get to the others when I have time.

 

Permanent closure is abolishment.

 

CNA Staff, Mar 30, 2020 / 10:00 am MT (CNA).-

 

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday, March 27 threatened to “permanently” shut down houses of worship that continue to hold public services in violation of the city’s ban on gatherings of any size. 

 

The mayor cited a "small number of religious communities, specific churches and specific synagogues,” that are continuing to hold religious services despite a prohibition on anyone being within six feet of a person they do not live with. The restrictions were made in an attempt to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, which has infected thousands of New Yorkers and has killed over 1,000 people in the state. 


De Blasio warned that if these communities were found to be holding religious services, “our enforcement agents will have no choice but to shut down those services.” 

 

The religious congregations would also be subject to other punishments for continued defiance of the stay-at-home order, de Blasio added. This “additional action” that would be taken includes fines, as well as “potentially closing the building permanently.”

 

Catholic churches in the Archdiocese of New York and the Diocese of Brooklyn, which cover all five boroughs of New York City, suspended the public celebration of Mass on March 14 and March 16, respectively. New York’s “stay-at-home” order was issued on March 22, and was recently extended through April 15. 

 

De Blasio’s threat to shut down religious buildings “permanently” provoked criticism from religious liberty experts, his legal authority to do so.

 

The First Amendment of the United States Constitution states that “congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” Further, the New York State Constitution states, “The free exercise and enjoyment of religious profession and worship, without discrimination or preference, shall forever be allowed in this state to all humankind.” 

 

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In addition of abolition of religion, it is also seizure of private property.

 

 

 

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11 hours ago, BrianBM said:

how have you been cheated of your freedom of speech?

Just one of many examples, but perhaps the most blatant. And the worst part is they want citizens TO SNITCH ON THEIR NEIGHBORS!

 

San Antonio passes resolution declaring the term 'Chinese virus' hate speech – as Ted Cruz calls the decision 'nuts'


Mayor Ron Nirenberg put forward a now-passed resolution against the term
Chinese Virus has been used by US President Donald Trump during conferences
San Antonio Mayor Nirenberg blamed term for a rise in hate speech and racism 
The resolution passed in the Texas city council with 11 votes for and zero against 


By EMER SCULLY FOR MAILONLINE

PUBLISHED: 06:28 EDT, 8 May 2020 | UPDATED: 09:04 EDT, 8 May 2020

   

The term Chinese virus has been labelled hate speech by San Antonio's city council.

 

Mayor Ron Nirenberg, who put forward the now-passed resolution, blamed the use of the terms Chinese virus and Kung Fu virus for a rise in hate speech during the course of the coronavirus pandemic.

 

The Texas city will now ask its citizens to 'report any such antisemitic, discriminatory or racist incidents to the proper authorities for investigation', according to San Antonio's WOAI-TV.

 

US senator Ted Cruz blasted the decision as 'nuts'. He added that the council were acting like 'a lefty college faculty lounge'.

 

In a tweet on Thursday he wrote: 'This is NUTS. SA City Council behaving like a lefty college faculty lounge, triggered by Chick-fil-A & the words "Wuhan virus".

 


Mayor Ron Nirenberg, who put forward the now-passed resolution, blamed the use of the terms Chinese virus and Kung Fu virus for a rise in hate speech during the course of the coronavirus pandemic. 

 

'If they want to investigate someone, start with NYT & CNN who both repeatedly (and rightly) referred to it as 'the Chinese coronavirus.'  

 

It comes after US president Donald Trump sparked criticism by referring to Covid-19 as the Chinese virus. Trump responded to complaints by saying he just meant the term geographically and would stop if it bothered Asian-Americans.

 

'It's not racist at all,' Trump said during one press conference after a reporter asked why he kept using the term. He added: 'It comes from China, that's why.' 


Explaining the decision, Mayor Nirenberg revealed 'there has been a rise in hate speech throughout the course of this pandemic'.

 

He said: 'Our efforts must meet the indiscriminate nature of COVID-19 with empathy and compassion for all our neighbors.'  

 

City councilors voted 11-0 in favor of the resolution.

 

 

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12 hours ago, BrianBM said:

Did the Governor ban gatherings,

Yes, he did. And he or Walsh have banned protest Marches. In fact, the mere fact that you have to apply for a city permit to hold a protest (even BEFORE Covid) violates the right to assembly. Let me get this straight.....in order to protest the an authority, you have to ASK THAT VERY AUTHORITY FOR PERMISSION TO DO SO?

 

Okay, comrade......

 

:dismay:

 

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On 5/6/2020 at 1:33 PM, Steve in Mass said:

You are just so lost. 

 

If the HVAC goes down, the bank closes. If paperwork does not flow, the bank can't process transactions and the FDIC will close us/them down. So unless you work in the banking industry, as I said, sit down and shut up.

 

Don't EVER lecture me on stuff that I have done for years and experiences that I have had when you have had none of them, because you no less than nothing about them.

 

But you just can't help but to try and put me down. Get over it.

What exactly is your job title at the bank? 

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We will get to freedom of he press later.

 

As for the ones above, they are just single examples of such things that are running RAMPANT across the country.

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19 hours ago, FizzyFish said:

Are you OK with "Stop and Frisk" and "Civil Forfeiture"   without due process.   or is it just this mask thing?

Stop and frisk wasn’t the result of a governor deciding he had the power to defy the constitution. 

 

Both have been challenged in court. Both require suspicion of a crime. 
 

 

 

 

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12 hours ago, BrianBM said:

Really?  An increase in violent crime in Massachusetts during the period the gun stores were closed, AND which would have prevented if they'd been open?

Man shot dead in Roxbury; Boston police commissioner implores judges to keep ‘career criminals’ locked up during coronavirus crisis


Gross: ‘This is a pandemic we need to pull together’

 

Boston police Commissioner William Gross is again calling on judges to keep “career criminals” locked up during the pandemic following another shooting in the city. (Herald file photo.)


By JOE DWINELL |  and HILLARY CHABOT | Boston Herald


PUBLISHED: May 4, 2020 at 8:34 a.m. | UPDATED: May 4, 2020 at 7:19 p.m.


Police Commissioner William Gross is urging judges to keep “career criminals” locked up during the pandemic after three men were shot — one fatally — late Sunday night in Roxbury.

 

Gross said officers heard gunshots and neighbors called 911 when gunfire broke out on Kensington Park in Roxbury at 10:38 p.m.

 

Three men were found shot at the scene and were transported to an area hospital where one later died, Gross said. The survivors are said to be facing “life-threatening” injuries.

 

The case remains open and the commissioner is asking for the public’s help to solve the crime.

 
 

“Folks, we say it time and time and time again, this shouldn’t be tolerated in our neighborhoods,” Gross told reporters at the scene.




“This is a pandemic; we need to pull together — everybody has to be held accountable,” Gross said. “In the past two months, we’ve had career criminals released.”

 

Mayor Martin Walsh condemned the violence and supported Gross agreeing some of those let go should have stayed behind bars.

 

“Some of these folks have been released from prison, some have been released on bail when in fact they should have been held,” Walsh said Monday.

 

“The commissioner has a right to be frustrated,” Walsh added. “A lot of work as been done in the city to bring down the violence in our city and bring down the shootings in our city.”

 

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Coronavirus in Massachusetts: Effects of inmate release seen in uptick of violence

 

 


By BOSTON HERALD EDITORIAL STAFF |


PUBLISHED: May 6, 2020 at 5:20 a.m. | UPDATED: May 6, 2020 at 7:40 a.m.


Proponents of “compassionate release” for inmates due to the coronavirus pandemic put criminals before community — and now the community is paying the price.

 

It wasn’t as if the dangers weren’t made apparent.

 

The sheriffs of all 14 Massachusetts counties pushed back when criminal defense groups recently sued for the release of detainees.

 

“It just makes no sense and it’s pretty obvious this is to drive a political agenda,” Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson said.

 
But the move wasn’t about sense, it was about so-called compassion — for criminals — disregarding the fact that the coronavirus was spreading outside of prison facilities as well as in, rendering the point for prisoner safety fairly moot, but scoring a point for progressive virtue-signalling.

 

And so many lucky cons were dealt get out of jail cards and returned to the community, and their former ways of life.

 

The soundtrack to this debacle is the increased gunplay on the streets of Boston.

 

After three men were shot, one fatally, Sunday night in Roxbury, Police Commissioner William Gross called out the effect the release fiasco is having on the city.

 

“This is a pandemic; we need to pull together — everybody has to be held accountable,” Gross said. “In the past two months, we’ve had career criminals released.”


As the Boston Herald reported, Mayor Martin Walsh agreed with Gross that some of those let go should have stayed behind bars.

 

“Some of these folks have been released from prison, some have been released on bail when in fact they should have been held,” Walsh said.

 

“The commissioner has a right to be frustrated,” Walsh added. “A lot of work as been done in the city to bring down the violence in our city and bring down the shootings in our city.”

 

The police, mayor’s office and community groups have done yeoman’s work in reducing violent crime in the city. Last year, there were 38 homicides in Boston, down from 56 in 2018. Crime overall was down 5% — which police department spokesman Sgt. John Boyle attributed to a “focus on community policing.”

 

“We have been working in partnership with our communities and building neighborhoods without fear and reducing crime,” Boyle said.

 

A big part of crime reduction is arresting wrongdoers and putting them in jail for their crimes. But now, thanks to progressive agendas that give community well being short shrift, many of those criminals are back on the streets. Our streets.

 

What is compassionate about letting violence flare up in Boston? Of citizens hearing gunfire outside their homes or on their streets, and possibly being victims themselves? Where is the compassion for those murdered by released felons?

 

“Folks, we say it time and time and time again, this shouldn’t be tolerated in our neighborhoods,” Gross told reporters at the scene.

 

While Gross was asking for the public’s help to solve Sunday’s crime, all those who lobbied for criminals to be decarcerated should heed that message as well.

 

Crime, especially violent crime, shouldn’t be tolerated in our neighborhoods — but the neighborhoods had no say in the matter when social justice warriors sued to release criminals into their midst.

That should not have been tolerated.

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Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins, who has asked for nonviolent offenders to be released amid the outbreak, said that officials have seen an uptick in gun violence.

 

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As to actual statistics, well, seems they are pretty well hidden.....and you were talking about freedom of speech and freedom of the press?  :squid:

 

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SIM,

 

It obvious this whole corona thing has you pretty upset, so why not put on a mask and help it go away?

 

sam

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2 hours ago, IamFish said:

What exactly is your job title at the bank? 

What business is that of yours? :squid:

 

But if you must know, Facilities Technology Associate.

 

But you also need to realize that I hold a BS in Chemical Engineering and for over 18 years was a chemical plant Production Manger and Plant Engineering manager, and spent another 5 years doing Manufacturing Engineering Consulting. as such I am VERY well versed in Chemical, Electrical, Mechanical, and Computer Engineering, as well a extremely talented in software applications.

 

I have designed, built and installed many unique manufacturing systems, and have specified, researched, purchased and commissioned many, many various industrial machines.

 

And also have vast experience in production planning, inventory control, inventory auditing and reconciliation, and even some accounting.

 

Any other questions?

 

:squid:

 

 

 

 

 

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36 mins ago, sams said:

SIM,

 

It obvious this whole corona thing has you pretty upset, so why not put on a mask and help it go away?

 

sam

Acting like a sheep and putting on a mask is NOT going to make our Little Hitlers stop stripping us of our freedom.

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