Biden deputy chief of staff touted 'mandatory buybacks' of assault weapons

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NYC Subway safety is an issue - that can be easily fixed

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https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/third-person-shoved-new-york-city-subway-tracks-within-week-n1248708

Hello all, first time poster here. I didn't know where else I could source a community of people interested in stuff like this, but I think that there should be a petition to address the issues of fatalities and injuries caused by lunatics who can easily push another person onto tracks, as seen in the article and attached video above. Fatalities due to suicide would also cease (see link below for a study conducted between 2003-2007). My proposition for a safety measure would be simply platform screen doors. These are similar to the metro itself, and shield people from attempting any sort of harm, but still have that same subway feel to them. They are used throughout the world, and if engineered well enough, could serve the state well. I am no engineer, but a one time investment on the state or city's part could make a dramatic difference in deaths and injury in the future. My hopes are that this post might be able to gain some traction on this platform, and 4chan could be on the news for something good :D

Additionally:

Between 1990 and 2003, 343 subway-related suicides were registered out of a citywide total of 7,394 (4.6%) and subway-related suicides increased by 30%, despite a decline in overall suicide numbers. (Epidemiology of suicide in the New York City subway system, Nov. 2009)

Link to list of improvements of multi-million dollar contract. Safety features include nothing about accident prevention:
http://www.mta.info/press-release/mta-headquarters/mta-chairman-joseph-lhota-unveils-new-york-city-subway-action-plan

The 2003-2007 study:
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19804531/

With nearly all votes counted, the 2020 presidential election wasn’t that close

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https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/meet-the-press/nearly-all-votes-counted-2020-presidential-election-wasn-t-close-n1248608

WASHINGTON — What’s gotten lost in all of the focus on President Trump’s lawsuits, his baseless accusations of voter fraud and his administration’s unwillingness so far to begin the transition is a simple fact.

The 2020 presidential election wasn’t really that close.

Right now, Joe Biden’s popular-vote lead over Trump stands at 4 percentage points, 51 percent to 47 percent — and it’s only going to grow once more of New York’s votes (finally) get counted.

That would give Biden the second-largest popular vote margin out of the 21st century’s six presidential elections, with only Barack Obama’s 7-point win in 2008 being greater.
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Platonic Co-Parenting – A Romance-Free Way of Having and Raising Children

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlylrI5d5_Y&feature=emb_title

Platonic or elective co-parenting is a new way of having and raising children which involves two people conceiving (naturally or artificially) and taking joint physical, financial and emotional responsibility for raising them, but without being romantically involved.

Whether it’s because they want to raise a child without being involved in a romantic relationship, or because they feel like their biological clock is ticking and they haven’t yet found Mr. or Mrs. Right, a growing number of people are turning to specialized websites like PollenTree or Modamily to find likeminded people to raise children with without any romantic strings attached. The rising popularity of platonic co-parenting is seen by experts as a consequence of many people’s realization that the person you have kids with doesn’t be the person you grow old with, or even someone you live with.

English newspaper The Guardian recently featured the case of Jenica Anderson, a 38-year-old geologist from Montana, and Stephan DuVal, a 37-year-old camera operator, who decided platonic co-parenting was the best way to raise a child. They met on Modamily, a website that helps connect people interested in elective co-parenting, and after having some online conversations they met in person in what apparently seemed like a date, only without the awkwardness of flirting.

Anderson, who already had a son but had split from his father when the baby was only one year old, had seen the classic family recipe fail, but wanted her second child to have both a mother and a father. She lived in a small community where no one wanted to commit to a co-parenting arrangement, so she decided to try her luck online.
https://www.odditycentral.com/news/platonic-co-parenting-a-romance-free-way-of-having-and-raising-children.html
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Hunters and gun store owners struggling to overcome ammo shortage

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https://ktvo.com/news/local/hunters-and-gun-store-owners-struggling-to-overcome-ammo-shortage
>KIRKSVILLE, Mo — Sunday marks day two of firearm deer season in Missouri, and hunters have flocked to the Heartland to get in on the action.
>But COVID-19, civil unrest, and fears over another shut down have caused something unexpected this year: ammo shortages -- and hunters like Jerry of Kirksville, are feeling the impact.
>The NICS states that background checks to buy guns have already surpassed 32 million checks at the end of October.
>To compare that was with 10 months of data, the total for all of 2019 was just over 28 million background checks.
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Trump tweet officially authorizes Biden transition

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https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/trump-administration-officially-authorizes-biden-transition-n1248726

https://www.bostonherald.com/2020/11/23/trump-signals-transition-of-power-to-biden/

President Trump on Monday directed the General Services Administration to “do what needs to be done” — signaling cooperation with President-elect Joe Biden’s transition process even as he vowed to “keep up the good fight.”

“I want to thank Emily Murphy at GSA for her steadfast dedication and loyalty to our Country. She has been harassed, threatened, and abused – and I do not want to see this happen to her, her family, or employees of GSA,” Trump tweeted Monday evening.

“Our case STRONGLY continues, we will keep up the good fight, and I believe we will prevail!” he wrote across two tweets. “Nevertheless, in the best interest of our Country, I am recommending that Emily and her team do what needs to be done with regard to initial protocols, and have told my team to do the same.”

Biden’s official transition has been in limbo in the weeks since he was projected president-elect because the General Services Administration, of which Murphy is the administrator, had not formally signed off on the Democratic nominee’s victory through a process called “ascertainment.”

Murphy reportedly sent a letter to Biden’s team Monday afternoon signaling the process could move forward.

Trump’s move to allow the transition of power to proceed came not long after the Michigan Board of Canvassers certified its election results showing a Biden win, in another blow to Trump’s legal challenges and his attempts to delay certifications in key states.
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In soft concession, Trump to allow President-Elect Biden to begin transition process

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https://www.npr.org/sections/biden-transition-updates/2020/11/23/937956178/trump-administration-to-begin-biden-transition-protocols?utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=politics&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_term=nprnews

Joe Biden's administration can formally begin its transition to power after a previously little-known federal agency on Monday ascertained Biden as the apparent winner of the election more than two weeks after the Democrat became president-elect.

The awaited decision from the General Services Administration provides the incoming Biden team with federal resources and access to agencies.

The news came as President Trump, who has still hasn't conceded the White House race, tweeted he was "recommending" the GSA and others in his administration begin "initial protocols" to kick-start the formal transfer of presidential power.

...fight, and I believe we will prevail! Nevertheless, in the best interest of our Country, I am recommending that Emily and her team do what needs to be done with regard to initial protocols, and have told my team to do the same.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 23, 2020
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Walmart router & others sold on Amazon, eBay contain hidden backdoors to control devices

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In a collaboration between CyberNews Sr. Information Security Researcher Mantas Sasnauskas and researchers James Clee and Roni Carta, suspicious backdoors have been discovered in a Chinese-made Jetstream router, sold exclusively at Walmart as their new line of “affordable” wifi routers. This backdoor would allow an attacker the ability to remotely control not only the routers, but also any devices connected to that network.

CyberNews reached out to Walmart for comment and to understand whether they were aware of the Jetstream backdoor, and what they plan to do to protect their customers. After we sent information about the affected Jetstream device, a Walmart spokesperson informed CyberNews: “Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We are looking into the issue to learn more. The item in question is currently out of stock and we do not have plans to replenish it.”

Watch the video below to hear directly from Sasnauskas, Clee and Carta about how they discovered the backdoors and what it means for everyday consumers:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-o0U8sQh-c&feature=emb_title

Besides the Walmart-exclusive Jetstream router, the cybersecurity research team also discovered that low-cost Wavlink routers, normally sold on Amazon or eBay, have similar backdoors. The Wavlink routers also contain a script that lists nearby wifi and has the capability to connect to those networks.

We have also found evidence that these backdoors are being actively exploited, and there’s been an attempt to add the devices to a Mirai botnet. Mirai is malware that infects devices connected to a network, turns them into remotely controlled bots as part of a botnet, and uses them in large-scale attacks. The most famous of these is the 2016 Dyn DNS cyberattack, which brought down major websites like Reddit, Netflix, CNN, GitHub, Twitter, Airbnb and more.

https://cybernews.com/security/walmart-exclusive-routers-others-made-in-china-contain-backdoors-to-control-devices/
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Victim Harvey Weinstein dying in prison of covfefe-19

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Harvey Weinstein is in isolation with 101-degree temperature, and doctors believe he has COVID ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources with direct knowledge tell TMZ ... Weinstein is "doing poorly" with various health issues ... some of which point to a coronavirus infection.

Our sources say Weinstein was tested Tuesday morning and doctors are awaiting results, but they are confident enough he has COVID that they have placed him in isolation for 72 hours.

We're told if the test comes back positive, which they expect, he'll be transferred to the prison hospital.

Our sources say Weinstein has various health problems which complicate his current illness. The sources are clear ... he has various symptoms that are very serious.

There were reports Weinstein had coronavirus back in March, but our sources say he was never officially diagnosed.

https://www.tmz.com/2020/11/17/harvey-weinstein-very-ill-covid-likely/
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Kenosha: How two men's paths crossed has divided the nation

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Sigh... he's definitely getting acquitted.
>Kyle Rittenhouse, in a jailhouse interview, said he used stimulus money to get a gun. The first man he shot had just left a psychiatric hospital.

>In a summer roiled by protests for racial justice, Kenosha, Wis., moved into the national spotlight in August after a White police officer shot a Black man named Jacob Blake seven times in the back.

>Peaceful protests during the day were followed by rioting and civil unrest at night. Just before midnight on Aug. 25, tensions peaked when a 17-year-old named Kyle Rittenhouse shot and killed 36-year-old Joseph Rosenbaum. Moments later, Rittenhouse shot two other men, one fatally.

>Rittenhouse was arrested and charged with multiple counts of homicide and weapons offenses, but right-wing groups have rallied to his cause, celebrating him as a hero who sought to protect Kenosha from destructive rioting and who fired in self-defense. The events have become a litmus test for a deeply divided nation.

>A Washington Post examination of video and police records, along with other documents, sheds new light on the mindsets of the two people principally involved - one a gun enthusiast who thought of himself as a medic, the other a homeless man with a criminal record who was discharged that day from a psychiatric hospital.

>The Post found that Rittenhouse, who was too young to buy a rifle, had arranged for an adult friend to buy the weapon for him using money Rittenhouse had received from a government stimulus program.

>The Post interviewed Rittenhouse, who spoke publicly for the first time since his arrest. He said he did not regret that he had a gun that night. "I feel I had to protect myself," he said. "I would have died that night if I didn't."
https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/2020/11/19/kenosha-shooting-kyle-rittenhouse-interview/
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