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19 minutes | Sep 21, 2021
ALABAMA DEATH RATES MORE THAN BIRTH RATES FOR THE FIRST TIME!
Alabama had more people die last year during the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic than births "This past year, 2020, is going to be the first year that we know of in the history of our state where we actually had more deaths than births," Alabama Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris said Friday during a news briefing. "Our state literally shrunk," he said. Preliminary data shows that 64,714 people died in Alabama in 2020 while there were 57,641 births In 2019, the state recorded 54,109 deaths and 58,615 births, according to the health department. According to state data, 7,182 people in Alabama died due to Covid-19 in 2020 and total Covid-19 deaths reached 13,209 as of Saturday. Covid-19 deaths and hospitalizations have been rising over the past few months -- and it's not impacting everywhere equally. In Alabama 41% of people are fully vaccinated, according CDC More bed space has opened recently however: "It is not because these patients are miraculously getting better and going home. It's because they're dying," Dr. Kierstin Kennedy, the chief of hospital medicine at the University of Alabama Medicine. Of Alabama's 67 counties, 65 have a "high" level of coronavirus transmission, and two are at the "substantial" tier, state data shows. Most of the vaccinated patients she has seen get extremely sick or die are older or have significant co-morbidities that negatively affect their immune systems. Otherwise it’s a surge of the unvaccinated almost exclusively The governor urged people to get vaccinated to protect themselves and others as well as to help the state's economy recover.
12 minutes | Sep 13, 2021
ANDREW YANG 2024 THIRD PARTY RUN
#TrickleUp #AndrewYang #Yang2024 #ThirdParty #RankedChoiceVoting Former presidential and New York mayoral candidate Andrew Yang is set to launch a third party next month, according to two people familiar with the matter. Yang is expected to start the party in conjunction with the Oct. 5 release of his new book, "Forward: Notes on the Future of Our Democracy." It’s not clear what the name of Yang’s third party will be or how he plans to deploy it in 2022 or 2024
79 minutes | Sep 2, 2021
VETERAN PANEL - WHAT'S NEXT IN AFGHANISTAN?
#TrickleUp #Afghanistan #Veterans #CombatTroops #AfghanistanCrisis Join the Discord Server: https://discord.gg/Vy9jPTC Donation Links to The Trickle Up https://www.patreon.com/trickleup Gofundme: https://gofund.me/23331a70
12 minutes | Aug 25, 2021
MIKE LINDELL HOUSING CRIMINALS IN TEXAS
A Colorado county clerk is accused of assisting in leaking election data to a QAnon influencer. Tina Peters is now under investigation by the FBI, according to reports. MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell told Vice News that Peters is now "holed up" in a safe house. Peters, a so-called "Trump Truther," permitted surveillance cameras to be turned off for up to two months, it is alleged. The official at the center of the probe, Mesa County clerk Tina Peters, is accused of compromising voting machines and allowing someone to share sensitive data with QAnon figurehead, Ron Watkins, Insider previously reported. She is under investigation by the Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold, and on Tuesday, the FBI said it was also looking into it. The FBI announced that it was working with Colorado's District Attorney's office "to determine if there was a potential federal criminal violation," FBI Denver office spokeswoman Courtney Bernal told the Denver Post.
12 minutes | Aug 24, 2021
MIKE LINDELL HOUSING CRIMINALS IN TEXAS
#TrickleUp #MikeLindell #BreakingNews #FBIMostWanted A Colorado county clerk is accused of assisting in leaking election data to a QAnon influencer. Tina Peters is now under investigation by the FBI, according to reports. MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell told Vice News that Peters is now "holed up" in a safe house. Peters, a so-called "Trump Truther," permitted surveillance cameras to be turned off for up to two months, it is alleged. The official at the center of the probe, Mesa County clerk Tina Peters, is accused of compromising voting machines and allowing someone to share sensitive data with QAnon figurehead, Ron Watkins, Insider previously reported. She is under investigation by the Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold, and on Tuesday, the FBI said it was also looking into it. The FBI announced that it was working with Colorado's District Attorney's office "to determine if there was a potential federal criminal violation," FBI Denver office spokeswoman Courtney Bernal told the Denver Post. Two weeks ago, when Griswold issued an order authorizing her staff to travel to Mesa County to inspect the election system, Peters was on her way to MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell's "cyber symposium" in South Dakota, Vice News reported. Lindell told Vice News on Wednesday that, following the symposium, a member of his own security team leaked the secret location she was staying in, the media outlet reported.
79 minutes | Aug 10, 2021
Veteran Panel with Richard Ojeda
#Corruption #WestVirginia #Politics #Veterans #GQP Join the Discord Server: https://discord.gg/Vy9jPTC Donation Links to The Trickle Up https://www.patreon.com/trickleup Gofundme: https://gofund.me/23331a70 No Use For Names Tiktok link: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdEgePTb/ Change The system TikTok link: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdEgf5dR/
76 minutes | Aug 10, 2021
MECHANICS STRIKE IN CHICAGO
#TrickeUp #MuteTheMedia #ChicagoStrike The strike we are going to discuss is the one happening in Chicago right now. Auto Mechanics at more than 50 Chicago-area dealerships went on strike Monday after rejecting a contract offer. This came after months of bargaining. The auto mechanics were offered a contract inadequate counterproposal Saturday and 97% of the union members voted to turn down. Then 99% of the mechanics then voted to begin a strike. This strike has some real unity behind it. The union released a statement: "Withholding labor until fair working terms and conditions are agreed to is a Union member's last resort and the decision was not made lightly" This is not the first time this union has gone on strike for improved working conditions. In 2017, a strike that lasted over seven weeks took place after similar contract negotiations. This time around the union is demanding three primary issues be resolved.
76 minutes | Aug 9, 2021
DEATH SENTENCE BY DESANTIS FOR FLORIDA CHILDREN
#TrickleUp #MuteTheMedia #Covid #Desantis #Florida #DeltaVariant More than 4.2 million kids have tested positive for Covid-19 since the pandemic began. An uptick in cases recently can be linked to the highly transmissible Delta variant that is now the dominant strain of covid in the country and the beginning of the school year. Currently, children and teens represented 19% of reported cases in the most recent data for last week. Children under 12 do not have an approved vaccine available to them. That demographic makes up 66% of all minors and 15% of the total population of the United States. This demographic is not expected to have an approved vaccine for several more months. The states Texas and Florida made up ⅓ of the covid cases last week and Idaho saw a specific surge in covid infections in babies and toddlers. As of Monday, the CDC reported 526 deaths among children ages 0-17. Among the 25 million US children between 12 and 17 years old, about 10.9 million have been vaccinated with at least one dose of vaccine, according to CDC data. In an effort to protect children we’re going to provide a link to the state board of education asking that they mandate masks in public schools until school age children are fully vaccinated. Let us know in the comments of your thoughts on whether or not you think schools will have to go remote like last year.
76 minutes | Aug 8, 2021
ALEXANDRIA VIRGINIA - BASIC INCOME PILOT
#TrickleUp #MuteTheMedia #CrowdfundBasicIncome #IncomeMovement #SupportAct #UBI Tonight we are talking about basic income and we are going to start off talking about Alexandria, VA. With a population of around 160,000 people and a poverty rate of 8.6% or 1 in 12 people living in poverty, the city of Alexandria has decided to launch a guaranteed basic income pilot. With federal funding from the American Rescue Plan Act the city has devised an allocation plan that includes a recovery goal ‘Everyone has access to the basics’ which includes investing funds to boost early childhood care, housing and food security, and provide a guaranteed basic income to 150 families. The allocation plan states that “a monthly cash transfer of $500 on a pre-loaded debit card would be provided to approximately 150 families for 24 months. Participants would be supported through case management to help families establish goals, navigate systems, and fully participate in the pilot. A research partner will assist with the monitoring of outcomes and assess the program’s impact. This would provide a comprehensive understanding of if/how participants achieve greater economic stability and the implications for future investments in programs designed to reduce poverty. In addition, research partners would help surface insights that will lead to improvement in Alexandria’s human services systems.” The total cost of the guaranteed basic income pilot is estimated to cost $3 million. The city of Alexandria received more than $59 million from the American Rescue Plan Act. This is not unlike “a similar pilot program [that] took place recently in Stockton, California. A study in March of those involved with the program showed participants transitioned to full-time jobs and had better health.” The 150 families mirrors that of yet another recent proposed basic income pilot in Los Angeles, California where 150 young adults will be given a basic income of about $1200 a month for 3 years.
76 minutes | Aug 5, 2021
Fireside - Pragmatic Humanism
#MindfulSkeptics #Pragmatic #Humanism #Fireside #Podcast https://www.patreon.com/mindfulskeptics Cash App Link: $BoyceLittlefield Venmo Link: @mindfulskeptics PayPal.me/mindfulskeptics https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/14ZUK8NKJV15B?ref_=wl_share
10 minutes | Jul 31, 2021
ARIZONA AUDITOR BANNED?
#TrickleUp #ArizonaAudit #MAGA #StopTheSteal Ken Bennett was once referred to as the "director" of audit of votes in Maricopa County by Republicans He’s now reportedly disallowed from entering the building where the recount is happening. Bennett served as Arizona's Secretary of State and president of the state Senate He was the only person associated with the recount with experience in elections Officially listed as the liaison to the state Senate, which paid $150,000 of the $9 million the audit is reportedly costing. "Questions are mounting about who is in control of the long-running partisan review of Maricopa County's 2020 election results — the Arizona Senate, which ordered it, or the outside firms that are running it," The Arizona Republic reported Friday evening. "On Friday, Ken Bennett, the Senate liaison to the audit, was not allowed into the building at the state fairgrounds where the audit is taking place, a day after he shared data with outside critics from an ongoing ballot count."
18 minutes | Jul 30, 2021
FRITO LAY STRIKE ENDS
#TrickleUp #Strike #FritoLay #Protest #Boycott A 20 day strike by 600 Frito-Lay workers in Topeka, Kansas has come to an end after workers negotiated a wage increase, a day off every week, and the end of what workers called "suicide shifts," where employees get only an eight hour break between shifts. The New York Times first reported on Saturday that workers and the company had reached an agreement and ratified a contract. Workers had previously rejected a contract proposal in early July, Insider's Mary Meisenzahl reported, with workers pushing back against low pay and mandated overtime, according to the Wichita Eagle. Under that proposal, workers would have received a 2% wage increase, according to Labor Notes. Labor Notes reports that some workers were working 12 hour shifts for seven days in a row. The workers at that plant "make, package, and ship nearly every type of Frito-Lay snack," according to Labor Notes, which includes Cheetos, Lays, and Doritos.
7 minutes | Jul 26, 2021
GOP Vaccine Support?
Republicans and Right Leaning Media Change of Tune with Covid and Vaccines Mitch Mcconnell "If there is anybody out there willing to listen: Get vaccinated," "These shots need to get in everybody's arms as rapidly as possible or we're going to be back in a situation in the fall that we don't yearn for - that we went through last year," "it never occurred to me" that after the COVID-19 vaccines that were quickly developed for use in the U.S., "we'd have difficulty getting Americans to get the shot." Sean Hannity "Please take Covid seriously. I can’t say it enough. Enough people have died. We don’t need any more death," "Research like crazy. Talk to your doctor, your doctors, medical professionals you trust based on your unique medical history, your current medical condition, and you and your doctor make a very important decision for your own safety." "And it absolutely makes sense for many Americans to get vaccinated. I believe in science, I believe in the science of vaccination."
12 minutes | Jul 25, 2021
General Strike Resistance
Early Push Back on Planned October 15 Strike Arbitrary Date Deadline Too Soon Not Traditionally Organized Not Enough People Involved Advocating for Workers Striking Advocates for People Losing Their Livelihood Who is Behind It Alternative Patron Strike Take the Pressure off of those traditionally employed and boycott all corporations on that day Holiday Strike Support only small business (Halloween and Christmas) Refuse to partake in traditions that excuse historical atrocities (Thanksgiving)
7 minutes | Jul 24, 2021
BEZOS FLYING PHALLUS
Jeff Bezos Potentially Increased His Net Worth by $1.4 Million While Going into Space Jeff Bezos’ Net Worth $202.7 billion went to space after the successful launch of the Blue Origin rocket’s first passenger flight. whole trip took just 10 minutes and 10 seconds net worth – thought to have gone up by $75bn in 2020 according to Bloomberg’s Billionaire Index This works out as $6.25bn per month, $1.44bn per week, $205m per day, $8.56m per hour, and $142,667 per minute, $2,377.78 per second. Net worth potentially increased during trip: $1,450,447.80 After trip to space Bezos: “I am announcing a new philanthropic initiative. It is called the Courage & Civility Award. It recognizes leaders who aim high and who pursue solutions with courage.” First two recipients we’re Van Jones and chef José Andrés - awarded 100 million a piece The two donation were less than what he would have made that Tuesday ($205m per day)
20 minutes | Jul 20, 2021
Educating your kids with gaming
#MindfulSkeptics #Gaming #Teaching #GamerParents #GamerKids #HomeSchooling #TrickleUp We explore how to use gaming as a tool for educating your kids while home schooling. Mahat Mama Twitch link https://t.co/Oip8NhIRjD https://www.patreon.com/mindfulskeptics Cash App Link: $BoyceLittlefield Venmo Link: @mindfulskeptics PayPal.me/mindfulskeptics
9 minutes | Jul 19, 2021
October 15th, 2021 General Strike
#TrickleUp #GeneralStrike #MuteTheMedia Last month we discussed the planned general strike for July 1st and a couple weeks ago we discussed why we thought it didn’t have the impact to make the national news. Recently emerged in the conversation of general strikes is the October 15th planned General Strike. As detailed by the website OctoberStrike.com people are intending another possible strike. Reasons behind the strike include zero requirements for paid time off for maternity leave, unemployment numbers, 71% of all global carbon emissions being linked to only 100 corporations, federal minimum wage stagnation, 40 million Americans being at or below the poverty line, big Pharma extortions, and the average American being $90,460 in debt just to afford basic necessities like housing, food, clothes, education, and medical bills. The website states “This demonstration serves to show your company, and our country as a whole, that you deserve basic human rights. Your labor is a bargaining tool and you are worth more than what society is offering you.”
18 minutes | Jul 16, 2021
Esports as Varsity High School Sport
#MindfulSkeptics #Esports #NCAA #HighSchool #VarsitySports #Gaming #Gamers #OnlineGaming #BoyceLittlefield Varsity sports are now including Esports and colleges are giving scholarships for Esports leagues. Mahat Mama Twitch link https://t.co/Oip8NhIRjD https://www.patreon.com/mindfulskeptics Cash App Link: $BoyceLittlefield Venmo Link: @mindfulskeptics PayPal.me/mindfulskeptics https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/14ZUK8NKJV15B?ref_=wl_share
12 minutes | Jul 16, 2021
CHINA PROMISES RETALATION
China said it will take “necessary measures” to respond to the U.S. blacklisting of Chinese companies over their alleged role in abuses of Uyghur people and other Muslim ethnic minorities The Commerce Ministry said the U.S. move constituted an “unreasonable suppression of Chinese enterprises and a serious breach of international economic and trade rules.” China will “take necessary measures to firmly safeguard Chinese companies’ legitimate rights and interests,” the ministry’s statement said.
7 minutes | Jul 15, 2021
Biden Fires Trump Appointee and he is refusing to stop working?
Biden Fires Trump-Appointed Head of Social Security Administration, Who Refuses to Leave President Biden fired Social Security Commissioner Andrew Saul, who had been appointed by form Saul insists he will still sign in to work on Monday morning remotely from his New York home. “I consider myself the term-protected commissioner of Social Security,” Saul told the Washington Post, characterizing his firing as a “Friday Night Massacre.” Biden had asked on Friday morning for the resignation of both Saul and David Black, the deputy commissioner. Black resigned, but Saul refused.
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