"On a personal level, it shows me that a person can make a difference. When you aggregate this act of kindness, you know viruses can be scary things, but the word 'viral' does not have to be negative. A lot of positive things can go viral like hope and faith and love. And love can be the cure." … [Read more...] about A new social movement is helping connect those who need help with those who can help
Meanwhile, Australia is leading a group of 122 countries in seeking an investigation into how the pandemic began. The Australian effort approved by the W.H.O. member countries last week does not mention China, but Chinese Communist Party officials have expressed opposition to it. Trump confirmed that the United States is part of that push. The Chinese Communist Party leadership in Beijing has not been happy.about western efforts to push for transparency and accountability on this matter, whether it be the United States efforts or Australia’s or others’—and has launched a series of attacks through state-controlled propaganda media to attack western leaders. Pompeo, in his exclusive interview last weekend with Breitbart News Saturday, denounced such attacks. … [Read more...] about Exclusive — Mike Pence on Coronavirus: ‘China Let the World Down’
This inevitably elevates the ideological over the individual and that never ends well in the storybook of human history. And when the full story of Castro’s personal enrichment and paranoid hold on power for more than a half-century at the expense of individual rights and individual life becomes better understood, those folks who fell for the combination of political myth and personal charisma, the late night conversations over drinks and cigars, will have been exposed as enablers to his tropical tyranny. … [Read more...] about Fidel Castro Finally Dies, But His Apologists Live On
In a similarly tight-knit corner of the Mission District, multigenerational families fill homes and support one another, community organizer Gallardo said. As the co-chair of San Francisco’s Latino Task Force on COVID-19, she’s gotten dozens of agencies to recruit participants for the study. Local leaders who regularly call community members to check on their health will also ask people if they’ll volunteer to get tested. Other organizers are door-knocking in public housing and talking to people in line at a food bank. … [Read more...] about Mass coronavirus testing plan for 2 different worlds: Bolinas and a section of SF’s Mission District
“If you imagine that somebody hasn’t been drawing a paycheck for three to four months and wouldn’t be able to afford their utility bills during that time ... they’re not going to be magically able to discover three months’ worth of income,” said David Pomerantz, executive director of the Energy and Policy Institute, a pro-renewable energy watchdog group. … [Read more...] about States are reopening from coronavirus shutdowns. What happens to frozen utility payments?