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Adam West / June 06,2020

Damian Lillard defends police brutality stance on Twitter

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Damian Lillard defends police brutality stance on Twitter

Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard explained some of his frustrations with respect to police brutality and the death of George Floyd last Monday in Minneapolis.
Lillard wondered why police–especially in Floyd’s case–are allowed to be the aggressors and “attack” common citizens even without provocation.

One particular individual attempted to say Damian Lillard’s statement was a “reach” because of Floyd’s purported illegal activity. But Lillard said the act was no excuse for Floyd losing his life.

Another commenter came to Lillard’s aid, however, saying the idea of police as “judge, jury and executioner” is counterintuitive to the idea that police are meant to “serve and protect.”

Adam West / June 01,2020

101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell update Health Protection Measures

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101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell update Health Protection Measures

101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs Staff
101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell update Health Protection MeasuresFort Campbell, KY – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell announced updated health protection condition (HPCON) measures at Fort Campbell, today.
Effective June 2nd, 2020 the installation will operate at HPCON level B, a change from the previous HPCON level C. HPCON B measures are less extensive than HPCON C measures, but still impose restrictions to safeguard personnel on the installation from COVID-19 Coronavirus.

Adam West / May 31,2020

Use Your White Privilege To End Your White Privilege

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White people are treated different in our society. White people are not better, but being white in our society is far easier.

Black people are treated worse in our society. Black people are not worse than white people, but it is far harder to be black in our society.

White people have privileges they can be completely unaware of. “Privilege is when you think something is not a problem because it’s not a problem to you personally.” If you’re oblivious or not looking for the injustice as a white person, you likely won’t find it because it doesn’t directly affect you. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be fighting for justice and equality. In fact, you should be using your white privilege to end your white privilege.

Use Your White Privilege To End Your White Privilege

The fact that it’s easier for you to be white means that it’s harder for non-white people. That is unfair. You shouldn’t be able to enjoy the advantages of systemic racism because you should know that means other people are experiences direct disadvantages as a result.

White people are listened to more, they are taken more seriously. Especially old white men. That’s the way it is right now, and although it’s completely wrong we need to use the advantage we currently have to make sure we eventually do not have this advantage. Equality means you don’t have an advantage over another race. We won’t have true equality until we achieve justice. Justice can’t be achieved if white people remain quiet.

Adam West / May 27,2020

Tips For Protecting The Investment You Have In Your Car

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Consider getting some type of security gadget for your vehicle. Car alarms are great and there are many inexpensive kinds, but even just a «club» to lock your steering wheel may be sufficient of a deterrent to a would-be thief.

Adam West / May 20,2020

Facts are stubborn things by Femi Adesina

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Facts are stubborn things by Femi Adesina

Facts are stubborn things by Femi AdesinaNext week, the Muhammadu Buhari administration would be exactly five years in office. Four full years of a first term, and one year accomplished in the second term of four years.
In five years, President Buhari has touched Nigeria in diverse ways, despite myriad of challenges; economic, security, political, social, and many more.
The fact sheet will be unfolded few days hence, but today, as build up to the anniversary season, let’s dwell on some unassailable truths that can never be swept away. As Sir Winston Churchill, former British Prime Minister said; “Truth is incontrovertible. Ignorance may deride it, panic may resent it, malice may destroy it, but there it is.”
The President and his team are steadily and painstakingly retooling Nigeria. Out of sheer and deliberate ignorance, some people deride it, saying we see nothing, we hear nothing. Yes. When you have become deliberately blind, you can see nothing, even when it is thrust before your very eyes. You won’t see it. When you have become willfully deaf, when it is noised to your hearing daily, you won’t hear.
Some other people do theirs out of panic. Shall it be said that what Napoleon couldn’t do, has been done by that simple, unassuming man from Daura? Can anything good come out of Nazareth? Daura of all places. That small place.
Not a man from a major city. And he wants to be recorded in history as the man who turned Nigeria right side up. They resent it out of panic.
Yet some others operate out of malice.

Adam West / May 01,2020

Agreeing to Disagree | News, Sports, Jobs

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On April 19, a letter to the editor was published in the Wheeling News-Register that was directed at me, regarding my writing of letters to the editor that have appeared in the aforementioned outstanding news for residents of the area.

In addressing this quite adversarial diatribe, I would like to state that such have always appeared in the Opinion section of the newspaper, where various viewpoints are encouraged, and national columnists of both the conservative and liberal viewpoints are included as well as an opinion/fact-based column by the very professional editor of the Wheeling-based newspapers, Mike Myer, as well as letters to the editor authored by area residents such as myself.

In my writing, I feel that I am always diligent in my efforts to include only well-researched and verifiable facts, in addition to a plethora of personal observations and conclusions, which I believe to be the nature of this popular venue. Also, as a citizen of our great nation, freedom of speech is an unquestioned, inalienable right, as it is for us all, and everyone is entitled to their own opinions on the issues, but not their own facts.

Adam West / May 01,2020

‘How I keep from speeding’ — and how other drivers don’t

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Q: Since I started sheltering in place on March 15, I’ve needed to travel to my office in Fremont three times to handle essential work. I quickly found, as others have, that it’s sneakily easy for my speed to creep up higher than intended.
My solution? Keep my Prius in the slow lane on Highway 237 and Interstate 880 with cruise control set just a bit under the speed limit. With very little traffic on the road these days, even that slow speed gets me to the office in just a few minutes without stress or strain.
Allan Hurst, Sunnyvale

Like Mr. Roadshow’s Facebook page for more questions and answers about Bay Area roads, freeways and commuting.

Adam West / April 24,2020

Fit and healthy illustrator reveals how she was struck down with coronavirus and the daily symptoms

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A ‘fit and healthy’ illustrator has revealed how she was struck down with coronavirus – and the daily diary of symptoms she experienced.

Nadia Ackerman, 45, who is from Sydney but lives in New York, said she has always been incredibly health conscious – she doesn’t smoke or drink, is a vegan and works out five days a week, alternating between vinyasa yoga and Crossfit sessions.

But the 45-year-old’s lifestyle didn’t protect her from COVID-19 like she ‘thought it would’, and Nadia said she spent a long 22 days battling coronavirus after going to a dinner party in March.

‘My case was considered mild and it was so rough. The disease doesn’t discriminate,’ she told FEMAIL.  

Nadia shared the daily diary she kept as she was struck down with coronavirus with FEMAIL, as she revealed she still has no sense of taste or smell over one month later.

 

Fit and healthy illustrator reveals how she was struck down with coronavirus and the daily symptoms

A ‘fit and healthy’ illustrator has revealed how she was struck down with coronavirus – and the daily diary of symptoms she experienced (Nadia Ackerman pictured)

Adam West / April 17,2020

My Grandfather Escaped From Communist Romania. Here’s His Story.

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As a train slowed to take a hill outside a riverside city in communist Romania, about 20 young men leapt off and ran into the cornfields.

The fleeing men had planned to remove their clothes and tie them to their backs before going into the Danube River, but the dreadful sound of guards and dogs in hot pursuit changed their minds.

Plunging into the frigid water, George Tanase swam like mad, periodically checking for bullet wounds—in case adrenaline prevented him from feeling them—and trying, unsuccessfully, to kick off his waterlogged shoes.

Carried swiftly downstream by the current, George, exhausted, climbed onto what he hoped was the opposite bank of the Danube.

He found himself face to face with the barrel end of a soldier’s rifle. He took hold of it and was pulled up onto the bank. Out of the soldier’s mouth came the familiar sound of Romanian.

It was Sept. 11, 1951.

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As I sipped slivovitz with my grandfather last Thanksgiving, more than 68 years later, I reflected on all that George Tanase had done in his 90 years.

“Poppy,” my mother’s father, retired only in 2019. His work as a sought-after electrical engineer played an outsize role in his life, and in my memories of him.

But there were also stories such as this one from Poppy’s past that, to a boy, had seemed as fanciful as Captain Nemo’s Nautilus. My mother and a cousin had made attempts to record some of these stories for posterity, but no one had gotten beyond rough sketches.

Adam West / March 24,2020

FAQ about Colorado’s stay-at-home order

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FAQ about Colorado’s stay-at-home order

On Wednesday, Governor Polis issued Executive Order D2020-017 ordering Coloradans to stay at home due to the presence of COVID-19. Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s issued a public health order defining critical emergency personnel, infrastructure, government functions, and other activities that are exempt from the directives in this executive order.
The governor’s office has released the following FAQ.
When does the order take effect?
The order will take effect Thursday, March 26 at 6:00 a.m. and is set to last through Saturday, April 11, 2020 unless rescinded or modified by further Executive Order.
Why is the order necessary?
On March 5, 2020, CDPHE’s public health laboratory confirmed the first presumptive positive COVID-19 test result in Colorado. Since then, the number of confirmed cases has continued to climb. We all need to take these precautions for the preservation of public health and safety throughout the entire State and to ensure our healthcare delivery system can serve those who are sick. The Polis administration, along with other state, local, and federal authorities, has taken a wide array of actions to mitigate the effects of the pandemic, prevent further spread, and protect against overwhelming our health care res. The economic impacts of COVID-19 are significant, and threaten to undermine the economic stability of many Coloradans and local businesses. The period of the economic disruption must be minimized by minimizing the spread of the virus. We must take action to shore up economic security, employment, community cohesion, and community recovery.
Where does the “Stay at Home” order apply?

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