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Looters robbing Fedex Trucks

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https://mobile.twitter.com/TeddyzWorld/status/1266639032366387200

Leaked footage of looters robbing Fedex trucks, unconfirmed Minneapolis. Driver tried to flee, dragging looter under truck, unconfirmed fatality.
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Trump loses 1.7 Trillion for American companies in his trade war.

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https://apple.news/AH95VT3uMRDyeYphbc5beZA

So much for the rich orange man making America rich like all his failed businesses.

Trump's deadly incompetence: US death toll from coronavirus surges past 100,000 people

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https://apnews.com/72fae695d7df85accb1bf449568a8a1f

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The U.S. surpassed a jarring milestone Wednesday in the coronavirus pandemic: 100,000 deaths.

That number is the best estimate and most assuredly an undercount. But it represents the stark reality that more Americans have died from the virus than from the Vietnam and Korean wars combined.

“It’s a striking reminder of how dangerous this virus can be,” said Josh Michaud, associate director of global health policy with the Kaiser Family Foundation in Washington.

The once-unthinkable toll appears to be just the beginning of untold misery in the months ahead as Las Vegas casinos and Walt Disney World make plans to reopen, crowds of unmasked Americans swarm beaches and public health officials predict a resurgence by fall.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, issued a stern warning after watching video of Memorial Day crowds gathered at a pool party in Missouri.

“We have a situation in which you see that type of crowding with no mask and people interacting. That’s not prudent, and that’s inviting a situation that could get out of control,” he said during an interview Wednesday on CNN. “Don’t start leapfrogging some of the recommendations in the guidelines because that’s really tempting fate and asking for trouble.”

Worldwide, the virus has infected more than 5.6 million people and killed over 350,000, with the U.S. having the most confirmed cases and deaths by far, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University. Europe has recorded about 170,000 deaths, while the U.S. reached more than 100,000 in less than four months.

The true death toll from the virus, which emerged in China late last year and was first reported in the U.S. in January, is widely believed to be significantly higher, with experts saying many victims died of COVID-19 without ever being tested for it.
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Black CNN Correspondent Omar Jimenez Arrested Live on TV in Minneapolis

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Police in Minneapolis arrested black CNN correspondent Omar Jimenez on live TV Friday morning—but a white correspondent who was also approached by police was allowed to stay in the area.

CNN’s live broadcast on New Day showed a group of cops in riot gear surrounding Jimenez as he clearly identified himself as a reporter to them. Jimenez calmly and politely asked the officers where they would like him and his crew to place themselves, then one officer told the reporter that he was under arrest without further explanation.

Jimenez’s crew, including a producer and a camera operator, were also placed in handcuffs, according to the network. The CNN camera continued to record as the crew was handcuffed, with police seemingly unaware that the camera was still broadcasting live.

Immediately before his arrest, Jimenez can be heard telling cops: “Just put us back where you want us, we were getting out of your way. So, just let us know. Wherever you want us, we will go. We were just getting out of your way while you were advancing through the intersection. Just let us know, and we’ve got you.”

https://www.thedailybeast.com/stabbing-gunfire-and-rage-as-protests-grow-over-modern-day-lynching-of-george-floyd

The video of the arrest: https://twitter.com/CNN/status/1266315061221613569

Trumps twitter post: https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1266231100780744704
>These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen. Just spoke to Governor Tim Walz and told him that the Military is with him all the way. Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts. Thank you!
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Coronavirus pandemic claims another victim: Robocalls

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Have you been missing something amid the lockdowns and stay-at-home orders? No, not human contact. Not even toilet paper.

Robocalls.

Industry experts say robocalls are way down — scam calls as well as nagging from your credit-card company to pay your bill. The coronavirus pandemic has inflicted millions of job losses, and scammers have not been immune.

YouMail, which offers a robocall-blocking service, says 2.9 billion robocalls were placed in April in the U.S., down from 4.1 billion in March and 4.8 billion in February. That’s a daily average of 97 million calls in April, down from 132 million in March and 166 million in April.

The main reason: many global call centers have closed or are operating with fewer workers, said YouMail CEO Alex Quilici. While it may be odd to think of scams being run out of call centers rather than a dark, creepy basement or a garage, that's often the case, particularly in countries such as India and the Philippines, experts said.

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/article/Cornavirus-pandemic-claims-another-victim-15288805.php
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Trump Derangement Syndrome in full effect: Twitter, pop stars

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The sun has entered a ‘lockdown’ period, which could cause freezing weather, famine

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Our sun has gone into lockdown, which could cause freezing weather, earthquakes and famine, scientists say.

The sun is currently in a period of “solar minimum,” meaning activity on its surface has fallen dramatically.

Experts believe we are about to enter the deepest period of sunshine “recession” ever recorded as sunspots have virtually disappeared.

Astronomer Dr. Tony Phillips said: “Solar Minimum is underway and it’s a deep one.”

“Sunspot counts suggest it is one of the deepest of the past century. The sun’s magnetic field has become weak, allowing extra cosmic rays into the solar system.”

“Excess cosmic rays pose a health hazard to astronauts and polar air travelers, affect the electro-chemistry of Earth’s upper atmosphere and may help trigger lightning.”

NASA scientists fear it could be a repeat of the Dalton Minimum, which happened between 1790 and 1830 — leading to periods of brutal cold, crop loss, famine and powerful volcanic eruptions.

Temperatures plummeted by up to 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) over 20 years, devastating the world’s food production.

On April 10, 1815, the second-largest volcanic eruption in 2,000 years happened at Mount Tambora in Indonesia, killing at least 71,000 people.

It also led to the so-called Year Without a Summer in 1816 — also nicknamed “eighteen hundred and froze to death” — when there was snow in July.

So far this year, the sun has been “blank” with no sunspots 76 percent of the time, a rate surpassed only once before in the Space Age — last year, when it was 77 percent blank.

https://nypost.com/2020/05/14/the-sun-has-entered-a-lockdown-period-which-could-cause-freezing-weather-famine/
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Man with shoe fetish stole 126 flip-flops so he could have sex with them

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A man has been arrested in Thailand for allegedly stealing his neighbours shoes in order to have sex with them.

Theerapat Klaiya, 24, had a fetish for flip-flops and was found with a staggering 126 pairs that he had pinched from locals in Nonthaburi, central Thailand, police said.

Officers identified Klaiya using footage from CCTV set up outside his latest alleged victim’s home.

When they searched the man’s home, they found his sprawling collection of shoes that he claimed he had been collecting for more than two years.

Klaiya said he would wear them around his home as it turned him on, police claimed.

He allegedly told officers that after several hours of wearing the flip-flops, he cuddled and kissed them, stripping off and rubbing them on his body, before ‘having sex with them’.

Police said his collection included dozens of different brands, sizes and colours of shoes, all of them well worn.

The vast array of footwear was laid out in front of the Nonthaburi police station as part of a press conference on Monday.

Klaiya admitted three charges of night time theft and snatching, possessing a digital transceiver without permission, and violating the coronavirus curfew, police said.

Major Colonel Ekkaphop Prasitwattanachai told local media it was not Klaiya’s first offence for similar acts.

He said: ‘After we arrested the suspect, we also found out that he had already been arrested last year for stealing flip-flops in another district.

‘He fully admitted stealing the sandals for lewd purposes, so will be detained at the station until a court appearance for prosecutors to decide on the next part of the legal process for him.’

https://metro.co.uk/2020/05/26/man-shoe-fetish-stole-126-flip-flops-have-sex-12760304/
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Ethiopian army 'shot man dead because phone rang' - Amnesty

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Ngl, the awfulness of this is kind of impressive.
>An Ethiopian soldier shot a man dead in front of several people after his phone rang during a public meeting, Amnesty International says.

>It is one of many incidents the rights watchdog recorded from a security crackdown in Oromia regional state at the end of 2018 and 2019.

>This was the year that Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed won the Nobel Peace Prize.

>He has been praised for his reforms, but they may have lifted a lid on ethnic tensions.

>The BBC has tried to contact the authorities to respond to the report but they have not reacted.

>Why was the man shot dead?
>Ariti Shununde, 32, was killed during operations to suppress an armed group, the Oromo Liberation Army (OLA), according to witnesses quoted by Amnesty International.

>The army called for a public meeting in one local area in Oromia and collected all the phones of those who had turned up.

>One of the phones then rang and when soldiers asked for the owner to identify himself Mr Ariti stepped forward, an eyewitness is reported to have said.

>He was then shot in the back twice, the witness added. The rights group says that it has corroboration from other witnesses.

>His family was told to bury Mr Ariti immediately.

>What else does Amnesty say?
>It says it has found evidence of the extrajudicial killings of 39 people in Oromia, including Mr Ariti.

>Through witness testimony, it details how three other victims were taken out of police cells and shot dead.

>In late December 2018 soldiers killed 13 people in the town of Finchawa in what Amnesty International describes as indiscriminate shooting.

>The security forces are also accused of rounding up thousands of people they believed were supporters of the OLA.

>The OLA is a breakaway faction of the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF), a former separatist rebel group which laid down arms following peace talks with Mr Abiy.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-52847100