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Everything posted by mr6666

  1. Twitter and Trump: a feud years in the making finally erupts "Twitter’s decision this week to stand up to President Donald Trump by attaching warnings to some of his many tweets has been years in the making, a culmination of American divisions playing out and being amplified across social media. It is fueled by some of the very elements that make modern American discourse so polarized, so fast-moving and — at the oddest of historical moments — so fragmented. Twitter's assumption of a stronger referee role in its approach to Trump's tweets reflects a “pretty radical change,” said Josh Pasek, an associate professor at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research. “We really haven’t been at a place where social media companies were willing to take on this role.” But it also heightens the dangers of polarization............. https://apnews.com/7ad4dc97fb5da27b8abe6161e1bd8b51?utm_medium=AP&utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=Twitter
  2. @WGNNews · 35m WATCH LIVE: Demonstrators march in Minneapolis protesting killing of George Floyd: https://wgntv.com/on-air/live-streaming-sc-2/
  3. Twitter and Trump: a Feud Years in the Making Finally Erupts- ".........The feud with Twitter serves as a convenient distraction for Trump from major challenges he currently faces, such as controlling the coronavirus pandemic and managing an economy hard-hit by COVID-19 restrictions. Unlike in those arenas, where researched hard numbers can mute the president's points, in the me-vs.-them battle of Trump and Twitter, his ability to make his point can be based largely on volume and bluster.......... "I just believe strongly that Facebook shouldn’t be the arbiter of truth of everything that people say online,” Mark Zuckerberg told Fox News on Thursday, a statement he frequently repeats at moments like these. Facebook has long used fact checks on its site, done by third-party news organizations such as The Associated Press. Not long afterward, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey tweeted that Twitter will “continue to point out incorrect or disputed information about elections globally." But he added: "This does not make us an 'arbiter of truth.'” “Facebook's approach is a strategic one from a business perspective," said Dipayan Ghosh, co-director of the digital platforms and democracy project at Harvard's Kennedy School. "Twitter is thinking about democratic interests and its impact on the world.”........ “The problem in it for Facebook is (that) staying out of it is also a political position,” Myers said. “You’re on a side. There’s no way to not be on a side of this. Regardless of what they’re going to do, they’re going to be placed on a side.”........ https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/president-trump/twitter-and-trump-a-feud-years-in-the-making-finally-erupts/2280393/?_osource=SocialFlowTwt_CHBrand
  4. Longer lines for rides, and no parade: Theme parks to open, but will visitors return? “The last thing you want is someone to say, 'I got coronavirus at Disney,'” one theme park enthusiast said. ......... At Universal’s Orlando parks, guests are encouraged to download an app to cut down on contacts and lines. The app will allow visitors to order food online and then return to collect their meal. Parking will be staggered for groups to avoid crowding. While Disney has not specified how many people it will allow at its Florida theme parks, the Magic Kingdom in Orlando is the world’s most visited park, attracting 20.8 million visitors in 2018, according to the Themed Entertainment Association’s most recent tally....... SeaWorld said it would be encouraging digital payments, and ticketing staff would be separated from visitors by plexiglass screens. Maps will also be electronic. At Universal’s Orlando parks, guests are encouraged to download an app to cut down on contacts and lines. The app will allow visitors to order food online and then return to collect their meal. Parking will be staggered for groups to avoid crowding. While Disney has not specified how many people it will allow at its Florida theme parks, the Magic Kingdom in Orlando is the world’s most visited park, attracting 20.8 million visitors in 2018, according to the Themed Entertainment Association’s most recent tally. For now, new ticket sales for Disney World are "temporarily paused,"............ https://www.nbcnews.com/business/consumer/longer-lines-rides-no-parade-theme-parks-open-will-visitors-n1216531
  5. stay at home order Gov. Pritzker to Sign Executive Order Ending Illinois’ Stay-at-Home Restrictions A statewide stay-at-home order went into effect for Illinois on March 21 ........ The comments came on the same day most of Illinois, excluding the city of Chicago, entered Phase Three of Pritzker's statewide reopening plan. Under Phase Three, restaurants are allowed to reopen for outdoor dining as are state parks, non-essential manufacturers and non-essential retailers. The new executive order, called the Community Recovery Order, still requires limits of groups to 10 people or fewer and mandates other mitigation practices including social distancing and wearing face coverings in public. Additionally, the governor was expected to extend the state's ban on residential evictions, moratorium on utility shut-offs and suspension on repossession of vehicles to protect people from the "financial challenges COVID-19 has brought on." While explaining the changes and touting progress made by state health officials in terms of hospitalization and positivity rates, Pritzker acknowledged that the coronavirus is "still out there, and it's still dangerous.".......... On Friday, an additional 1,622 coronavirus cases were reported in Illinois, lifting the number of cases statewide to 117,455 since the pandemic began. https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/pritzker-to-sign-executive-order-ending-illinois-stay-at-home-restrictions/2280229/?_osource=SocialFlowTwt_CHBrand
  6. The Hill @thehill · 1h WATCH: Trump announces US is "terminating" relationship with WHO over its coronavirus response http://hill.cm/jbtpyT1 ============================= Chris Murphy @ChrisMurphyCT · 2h If your complaint is that China has too much influence at the WHO then maybe don't hand the WHO over to China.
  7. TCM and Shudder Prove the Need for Pre-Movie Hosts in Peak TV ".........As many of the hosts, past and present, and executives of TCM and Shudder will attest to, a host becomes a familiar face for an audience to gravitate towards in what is a communal experience. Joe Bob Briggs, the host of Shudder’s “The Last Drive-In,” said the appeal of a horror host is giving audiences’ access to someone to be scared with, while TCM general manager Pola Changnon noted that hosts make watching films a more social experience. “There’s something in our DNA that says you need to watch a movie with other people. It’s a social thing. If you watch a movie on your phone, on your laptop, by yourself and it’s a great movie what happens when it’s over? You feel extremely lonely,” says Briggs. It’s the equivalent of sitting with a good friend and watching a movie. “You want to feel connected, even if it’s just sitting in your living room watching,” Changnon told IndieWire. The pre-movie host has been around in various forms since television started............
  8. Protesters set fire to Minneapolis police precinct as Trump attacks uprising on Twitter "...........Protests have also spread to other U.S. cities. In New York City, protesters defied New York’s coronavirus prohibition on public gatherings Thursday, clashing with police, while demonstrators blocked traffic in downtown Denver. A day earlier, demonstrators had taken to the streets in Los Angeles and Memphis. In Louisville, Kentucky, police confirmed that at least seven people had been shot Thursday night as protesters demanded justice for Breonna Taylor, a black woman who was fatally shot by police in her home in March. Amid the violence in Minneapolis, a man was found fatally shot Wednesday night near a pawn shop, possibly by the owner, authorities said. Fire crews responded to about 30 intentionally set blazes, and multiple fire trucks were damaged by rocks and other projectiles, the fire department said. No one was hurt by the blazes........ https://www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/protestors-set-fire-to-minneapolis-police-precinct-as-trump-attacks-uprising-on-twitter
  9. NBC Chicago @nbcchicago · 1m Illinois Health Officials Urge Residents to Answer Contact Tracing Calls, Warn of Scams http://nbcchi.com/P2uAWLC
  10. Stacey Abrams @staceyabrams · 8h Why vote? Because we get the leadership we demand. The justice we demand. We march in the streets, but we must also march on ballot boxes. They fear our participation, spending millions to silence & suppress us. They won’t see us coming, but they will hear us when we arrive.
  11. Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump MAIL-IN VOTING WILL LEAD TO MASSIVE FRAUD AND ABUSE. IT WILL ALSO LEAD TO THE END OF OUR GREAT REPUBLICAN PARTY. WE CAN NEVER LET THIS TRAGEDY BEFALL OUR NATION. BIG MAIL-IN VICTORY IN TEXAS COURT TODAY. CONGRATS!!! ============================================= Seth Abramson (@) @SethAbramson · 19h Kind of giving the game away when you just put right out there that the reason to oppose people voting by mail is that it hurts your political party Voter fraud was a flimsy and sheer gown to begin with but Trump has just flung it off completely to show us his whole orange glory
  12. Stacey Abrams @staceyabrams As polite sympathy turns to cynical outrage + Nixon-esque insults, and anxious protest is dismissed as mindless anarchy, we cannot let our eyes be turned away from the dead, murdered bodies that brought us here. Again. #GeorgeFloyd #AuhmadArbery #BreonaTaylor. Rage, hopelessness and a ragged, unrelieved pain on display in Minneapolis has fearsome echoes in Louisville, Brunswick and a hundred American cities. Their deaths are symptomatic of a broken system that promises justice but fails to deliver. Those entrusted with the gravest authority must be held to the highest standard of accountability. Law enforcement, district attorneys, mayors, attorneys general, judges, legislators and governors must be held responsible - and their actions will be on the ballot in November. ............ see:
  13. Yashar Ali @yashar The official White House account has reposted the text of President Trump’s tweet which was flagged by Twitter as glorifying violence.
  14. Laurence Tribe @tribelaw · 2h Amazing. **** goes to the Rose Garden. He talks about Hong Kong. Not a word about George Floyd’s murder. Nor about the violence and riots in Minneapolis. Nor about the 101,000 Covid deaths in just 3 months. Do we even HAVE a president? What does he imagine his job covers? Golf?
  15. Robert Reich @RBReich "When the looting starts, the shooting starts." --George Wallace, 1968 "When the looting starts, the shooting starts." --Donald Trump, 2020
  16. Barack Obama @BarackObama · 4h My statement on the death of George Floyd:
  17. AP Sports @AP_Sports · 4h The Boston Marathon has been canceled for the first time in its 124-year history. It had earlier been postponed from April to September. Organizers plan a “virtual event” instead. by @jgolen >> http://apne.ws/S0d63lc
  18. late Fri., 5-29 TCM Underground.......... 2:00 AM Chopping Mall ( 1986) (Not shown on reg. daily schedule***) When three high-tech security robots run amok, they trap and terrorize teenagers in a shopping mall. Dir: Steven Mitchell Cast: Tony O'Dell , Gerritt Graham , Russell Todd . BW- 76 mins, CC, 3:30 AM Night of the Creeps ( 1986) A student prank unleashes alien predators on a college campus. Dir: Fred Dekker Cast: Jason Lively , Elizabeth Alda , Richard Dehaven . C- 88 mins, CC,
  19. Resurfaced Video Shows George Floyd Pleading for an End to Gun Violence and 'Kids Getting Killed' A video of George Floyd encouraging a "lost" younger generation to end gun violence has emerged online in the days after his death. "You youngsters are just going around, busting guns in crowds. Kids are getting killed," Floyd said to the camera. "It's clearly the generation after us, man, that's so lost." In the resurfaced video, Floyd also said he was shocked when he heard another adult condone gun violence. He added that half the young people using guns "go home and their knees shaking at night, but they don't show it to nobody because they aren't tough then."....... https://www.newsweek.com/resurfaced-video-shows-george-floyd-pleading-end-gun-violence-kids-getting-killed-1507178?utm_term=Autofeed&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1590695679
  20. Dorsey defends decision to fact-check Trump tweet: 'More transparency from us is critical' "........Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey defended his platform’s decision to fact-check and place warnings on two of President Trump’s tweets this week, further emphasizing the difference between Twitter and Facebook's policies on misinformation. “Fact check: there is someone ultimately accountable for our actions as a company, and that’s me,” Dorsey tweeted. “Please leave our employees out of this. We’ll continue to point out incorrect or disputed information about elections globally. And we will admit to and own any mistakes we make.” He also said that the decision to place the warnings doesn’t make the platform an “arbiter of truth,” directly quoting Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who used the same phrasing earlier Wednesday while defending his decision not to label misinformation shared by politicians on his social media platform. “This does not make us an ‘arbiter of truth.’ Our intention is to connect the dots of conflicting statements and show the information in dispute so people can judge for themselves......" https://thehill.com/policy/technology/499866-dorsey-defends-decision-to-fact-check-trump-tweet-more-transparency-from-us
  21. The Hill @thehill · 1h NEW: House Republican introduces bill to hold up members' pay if they vote by proxy http://hill.cm/WGa9hEz
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