Metro Police officer petrol bombed during Cape Town land protests

Amidst ongoing violent protest in the Western Cape, a Metro Police officer has been badly burnt after his vehicle was petrol bombed in Kraaifontein on Saturday 1 August.  Land evictions sparked widespread protest in and around Cape Town in July, and protesters have continued to vandalise property and cause road closures over the weekend. A crowd confronted the officer…

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We sent our kids to summer camp. It shut down with a COVID-19 outbreak after just a few days. This is what school will look like.

Hannah Lebovits, her husband and two young children live in a county in Texas that has not been as hard-hit by COVID-19 as neighboring Dallas has been. After months of juggling childcare with full-time work from home, they found a summer camp that was instituting a long list of safety precautions before opening including masks, social distancing, no sharing…

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“What Questions Should we Put to Politicians Itching to Intervene into the Economy?”

“I am a Libertarian because I learned economics.”  I am a Conservatarian because of a line that Prof. Don Boudreaux mentions below that I first read, in a different form, in Robert Heinlein’s “The Moon is a Harsh Mistress.” TANSTAAFL: There Ain’t no such thing as a Free Lunch Progressives/Socialists believe otherwise (there IS a Free Lunch) because they…

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Coronavirus and social protests motivating young California voters: poll

A new poll released Monday by Power California, a nonprofit working to get more young people to vote, suggests that the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic coupled with growing concern about social justice issues are pushing young voters to the ballot boxes. The survey of about 1,500 eligible California voters between the ages of 18 and 29 revealed…

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First at-home saliva test for COVID-19 earns FDA approval | Live Science

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first at-home saliva collection test for COVID-19, which people could use to sample their own saliva and send it into a lab for results. Developed by RUCDR Infinite Biologics, a biorepository based at Rutgers University in New Jersey, the test received “amended emergency use authorization” from the FDA late…

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Clenched fists, white hatred and corporate dollars fuel leftist fight against the ‘Oppression Economy’ – World Tribune: Window on the Real World

Corporate WATCH Last week we detailed how an Obama “Youth Jobs” program blossomed into today’s climate of overt racial hatred in the workplace in the name of “economic justice.” Powerful corporate backers are promoting the worst kind of racial divisiveness, including explicit hostility towards white people, in this the summer of George Floyd. Readers are urged to ponder just…

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Extremist Proposals will not help California’s economy get back on its feet

It doesn’t take long reading this site to see how our society is absorbing three crises: COVID-19, the economic meltdown and the long-overdue move for racial equality. What those crises have wrought is job loss, overriding fear, educational disruption and in some cases, overblown rhetoric. We see that rhetoric surrounding radical environmental change and new legislation like AB 345…

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45 police injured in Berlin protests against COVID-19 curbs – CNA

BERLIN: Around 45 police officers were injured in a wave of weekend demonstrations in Berlin including protests against coronavirus restrictions, police said as protesters gathered again in smaller numbers on Sunday (Aug 2). A total of 133 people were arrested during Saturday’s protests, which included a huge “day of freedom” demo against coronavirus restrictions, police said in a statement. The…

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Philippine economy fears as COVID-19 curbs reintroduced – CNA

MANILA: The Philippines stock market tumbled on Monday (Aug 3) after the government reimposed coronavirus lockdown measures in and around Manila in response to fresh outbreaks, dashing hopes of a swifter economic recovery. The restrictions, due to take effect from Tuesday, are being reinstated after a group of doctors and nurses warned that the healthcare system could collapse as…

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