And just like that

Today in 1969 – Last episode of the original Star Trek airs on NBC. Geeks still can’t get over it.


Richmond, Virginia, Police Chief Will Smith choked back tears during a press conference in describing how rioters torched a home with a child inside and then blocked firefighters from responding.

“Last night, protesters intentionally set a fire to an occupied building on Broad Street,” Chief Smith told reporters Sunday. “This is not the only occupied building that has been set fire to over the last two days, but they prohibited us from getting on scene. We had to force our way to make a clear path for the fire department. Protesters intercepted that fire apparatus several blocks away with vehicles and blocked that fire department’s access to the structure fire. Inside that home was a child.
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California Senate Democrats are poised to reject $14 billion in budget cuts proposed by Gov. Gavin Newsom earlier this month, choosing instead to craft a spending plan that looks for other ways to erase the state’s deficit and assumes additional money for schools and social services will come from the federal government by early September.
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Patients needing care should not fear catching an illness from a doctor’s office, said U.S. Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) in a press release Friday.

Telehealth, Blackburn said, has proven an immensely beneficial form of delivering treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ new rule to increase telehealth access for Medicare Advantage recipients in rural areas is a solid step toward expanding coverage for Americans in need, Blackburn said.
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Remember how after September 11th happened, there was that nasty bill that formed the TSA and authorized all sorts of surveillance against the American people and they called it, ironically, The Patriot Act?

Of course, we knew then that the bill was anything but patriotic, however, that didn’t stop it from being passed and trampling all over the Constitution. The word “patriot” was perverted by those in power who wanted everyone to fall into lockstep with the unconstitutional searches at airports and many other invasions into our privacy.
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A federal judge laced into PG&E Corp. for its resistance to his demands that the California utility adopt stricter wildfire safety measures.

“If ever there was a corporation that deserved to go to prison it is PG&E for the people it killed in California,” U.S. District Judge William Alsup said during a virtual hearing Thursday. “PG&E is a recalcitrant criminal and I’m going to do everything within my power to protect the people of California from further crimes and further destruction by PG&E.”
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OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – At 1:15 a.m. Thursday morning, police were called to a shooting near 1800 S.E. 22nd.

Police say 42-year-old Daniel Hardwick was trying to break into a business owned by 33-year-old Larue Bratcher, when Bratcher shot and killed Hardwick.

“He was trying to break in when the business owner, who was inside the business at the time, apparently opened fire with a handgun, striking and killing the man who was breaking in,” Msgt. Gary Knight with the Oklahoma City Police Department said.
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