Florida reports yet another record number of coronavirus deaths for a fourth day in a row

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The Florida Department of Health reported 257 new COVID-19 deaths in Florida on Friday, marking the fourth consecutive day the state has surpassed its own daily death record.

The state’s total amount of lives lost to the virus since the beginning of the pandemic in March now nears 7,000, with 6,843 Florida resident deaths and 123 non-resident deaths. July alone saw 3,409 COVID-19 related deaths recorded – nearly 50 percent of the state’s total COVID-19 deaths.

The health department added another 8,989 new cases in Florida on July 30. The number of cases in Florida since the beginning of the pandemic in March now totals 470,386.

While the state’s fatality toll continues to rise daily, the numbers presented each day do not necessarily mean each death occurred on that day; the numbers come from when the state was made aware of those deaths and accounted for them. Florida’s line-by-line coronavirus death report lists the date people tested positive, not the day of their death.

As of Friday morning, Florida saw 8,236 hospitalizations with a primary diagnosis of coronavirus. Of these, Orange County reported 446, Osceola County reported 146, Seminole County reported 122 and Lake County reported 91 hospitalizations.

Florida’s weekly average positivity rate is now 19.42 percent, as recorded by Johns Hopkins University. The World Health Organization, along with disease experts, recommend a 5 percent positivity rate or lower for 14 days in order for a state to consider reopening.

Meanwhile, Florida has been in its second phase of reopening since early June as Gov. Ron DeSantis continues to encourage further expanding and reopening of businesses while pushing hard for in-person schooling this fall.

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The New George Wallace: Barack Obama

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Posted By: MissMolly, 7/31/2020 4:12:12 AM

“And I say … segregation today … segregation tomorrow … segregation forever.” Fifty-seven years ago, the newly sworn-in Democrat governor of Alabama, George Wallace, delivered those words in his inaugural address. In other words: George Wallace, who was a product of a political party that built its political power by supporting every imaginable policy that divided Americans by race, was at it again. Using the momentary pulpit that was a governor’s inaugural to play the race card — again. Yesterday there was a new George Wallace. He appeared in an Atlanta church to eulogize the late Democratic Congressman John Lewis, Lewis a certifiable hero of the 1960s civil rights movement.


Reply 1 – Posted by: LadyVet 7/31/2020 4:50:26 AM (No. 495396)

Didn’t George Wallace have a conversion near the end of his life where he apologized for his racist actions? Does Obama have any forgiveness? Why spend time trying to effect change if one cannot accept the results when people really do change? Obama obviously has too much hate stored in his own heart for forgiveness.

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Reply 2 – Posted by: seamusm 7/31/2020 5:20:59 AM (No. 495418)

‘Beer summits’ anyone? In my own mind, race relations went in the toilet during O’mama’s administration along with any general respect for the rule of law. All of our current riot troubles can be laid at the feet of our last president and his moneyed puppeteers. Sadly, idiocy like the 1619 project, will write for decades hagiographs, not history, as if Obama was a shining star and Mooch the most beautiful woman on the planet instead of someone whose profile should never permitted to be photographed.

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Reply 3 – Posted by: Strike3 7/31/2020 5:24:12 AM (No. 495420)

So Lewis is a hero now? No wonder he had all those funerals. I don’t remember segregation giving the country as many problems as integration has provided for us.

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Reply 4 – Posted by: WhamDBambam 7/31/2020 6:53:05 AM (No. 495463)

Maybe Lewis could tour the country with John McCain.

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Reply 5 – Posted by: RockiesFan 7/31/2020 7:01:16 AM (No. 495469)

Sissy Obama has joined the “peaceful protestors” false narrative. It’s amazing that the Democrats still think they control the narrative. How arrogant are they that they believe the people who actually live in these hell holes (and are not rapid leftists) want constant chaos. Trump has driven them all crazy.

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Fake name
Fake birth certificate
Fake transcripts
Fake accent
Fake marriage
Marxist
Half white guy
Liar
Thief
Total Fraud

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Reply 7 – Posted by: Condor44 7/31/2020 7:13:41 AM (No. 495481)

If I had a shot of bourbon every time a news person said of Lewis “a civil rights icon”I would be in a rehab center drying out. As far as I’m concerned he was nothing but a mean, partisan hack. That conk on the head in Selma really addled his brain.

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Reply 8 – Posted by: wakeupcall 7/31/2020 7:35:34 AM (No. 495498)

If it weren’t for racism Barry the ‘Not Natural Born Citizen of America’ would have never been elected by Marxist Communist democrats, for the Globalist of the Marxist Communist One World Government. The Federal Election Commission should have done it’s proper job of ruling him “Not eligible” under our Constitution. It looks like our complete government is being controlled by Marxist Communist democrats, rino’s, liberals, independents, who have all sworn their allegiance to the Marxist Communist Globalist One World Government.

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Reply 9 – Posted by: Venturer 7/31/2020 8:28:00 AM (No. 495546)

Why is John Lewis a certifiable hero?
Did he march for Civil Rights because he felt all men should be treated as equals, or did he march because he is a racist black man.
His deeds as a Democrat in the House tell me he marched because he was a racist not because he felt any great and noble cause for Civil Rights was achieved.

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Reply 10 – Posted by: janjan 7/31/2020 8:35:32 AM (No. 495554)

Obama is and has always been a condescending despicable man and the snippets of his political speech at John Lewis’s funeral did not surprise or disappoint. I would say that it was an extremely inappropriate venue, but John Lewis could have made the same speech at Obama’s funeral. Lewis was not the saint everyone made him out to be. He was just another poisonous hateful Democrat politician. May they both rest in peace.

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Reply 11 – Posted by: starboard 7/31/2020 8:56:36 AM (No. 495570)

What a disrespectful and undignified eulogy to give a good man. I’m happy this happened now and not in two months. A week from now this charade will be forgotten.

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Reply 12 – Posted by: Winstonian 7/31/2020 9:00:54 AM (No. 495574)

FTA; “The long and short here?“ The leader of the insurrection, Obama, has exposed himself.

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Reply 13 – Posted by: bigfatslob 7/31/2020 9:03:56 AM (No. 495582)

John Lewis is still above ground how long ago did he pass away? Civil Rights ‘icon’ more like a dumb ugly hateful eyesore if you ask me. I’m not going to listen to Obama I didn’t when he was president I’m going to start now but Lewis like Obama rode the unforgiveable racist train for all it’s worth. Obama single handedly canceled the American Civil War and all who died fighting died in vain. Obama is a low IQ racist idiot along with his angry ugly wife.

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Reply 14 – Posted by: moebellini3 7/31/2020 9:24:25 AM (No. 495601)

Barack Hussein Obama has set back race relations 60 years. He is a pure racist bigot who incites violence then blames others for the results of his actions. You see, the only systemic racism in our country exists in the black communities. Their hatred of the white community and the police is appalling. Thankfully there are many black leaders who are not part of this scam. Got it.

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Reply 15 – Posted by: Dodge Boy 7/31/2020 9:33:20 AM (No. 495608)

AG Barr and Durham must have Obie in their crosshairs. Otherwise, Obie in his desperation would not suddenly be craving relevance. So he will use his civil rights and racism schtick as an insurance policy in an attempt to insulate himself from prosecution. Then he’ll play the victim card – the federal government picking on a poor defenseless black man again. The musty smell of the federal anti-sedition statutes are starring him in the face. Wishful thinking? We’ll see. Now, won’t we, Obie.

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Reply 16 – Posted by: little guy 7/31/2020 10:03:05 AM (No. 495631)

Eight years as POTUS and he controlled both houses of Congress … and accomplished nothing. Now he’s still complaining. If given the opportunity to wave a magic wand and re-write history this mean spirited and hateful fool would gladly turn the tables and have the slave holders all made black — as long as all the slaves became white. So much for redemption & forgiveness in his own eyes!

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Reply 17 – Posted by: nerdowell 7/31/2020 10:09:11 AM (No. 495638)

I expect that when Obama dies they’ll skin,pickle and bottle him like Lenin, and everybody will cue up for a glimpse at him through the glass saying “but his spirit live on!”

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Reply 18 – Posted by: mc squared 7/31/2020 10:13:47 AM (No. 495641)

#11; .. disrespectful and undignified..
You nailed it: not just Obolly’s speech but the whole man. Even his photo at the top of the page made me throw up a little.

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Reply 19 – Posted by: Old Army Vet 7/31/2020 10:26:01 AM (No. 495654)

IMHO he is one of the most hate filled persons that has come along in a long time.

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Reply 20 – Posted by: Arby 7/31/2020 10:54:18 AM (No. 495696)

The august Fauxbama accomplished next to nothing during 8 years in office, but for one thing–he set back race relations by at least a generation, perhaps two. Now he speaks in stentorian tones, desperately attempting to make himself relevant (in the absence of any palpable accomplishments), but all that he is accomplishing is the further setting back of racial relations. This man was elected president based on a speech that he gave at a democrat convention. Period. In the Illinois legislature he frequently voted ‘present’ except, that is, when he was supporting partial-birth abortion. Once elected he governed from the left, rather than from the center (which was the drift of his speech). There was an 18thc parliament member whose career consisted of a single speech (‘Single Speech Hamilton’); we should adopt a similar title for the august Fauxbama.

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Reply 21 – Posted by: mathman 7/31/2020 12:14:36 PM (No. 495762)

First, the article fails to credit FDR. His entire program was intended to subjugate black to the government. Welfare programs would destroy the family and make blacks vote Dem forever. “I’ll have the n****r vote for 50 years.”
Second, the article fails to credit Woodrow Wilson, who segregated the Military Services. What a giant of civil rights he was!
You can take the trash out of Chicago, but it remains trash.

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Reply 22 – Posted by: udanja99 7/31/2020 12:41:28 PM (No. 495783)

What kind of certifiable hero sells out and joins the very political party which bashed his head in? Hero, my arse. Lewis was a racist opportunist.

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Reply 23 – Posted by: udanja99 7/31/2020 12:46:44 PM (No. 495789)

BTW, #21, you’re confusing FDR with LBJ.

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Reply 24 – Posted by: Zigrid 7/31/2020 1:41:05 PM (No. 495830)

Does anyone out there remember the Wellstone funeral….. the assembled democraps sat and laughed… including hitlery… they were SURE they would get another Senate seat in the election… I think it was a senate seat….well…. the news dudes picked up the jovial attitude and reported it and the democraps lost the election… never underestimate the American people…

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Reply 25 – Posted by: rytwng 7/31/2020 2:06:04 PM (No. 495858)

The half breed Kenyan Commie has lied again.

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Friday’s letters: Parks a legacy for future generations

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If you are as concerned as I am, please write or talk to your MLA, or to Jason Nixon, minister of the Environment and Parks, or add your name to a petition on this matter.

Rosemary Neaves, Athabasca

Health more than services, care

In the Journal on July 28, Minister Tyler Shandro states he is “not content with an increasingly expensive health-care system that does not result in better services for Albertans.” AMA president Christine Molnar says that “Our priority is, and always will be, your care.”

I suggest that Minister Shandro also speak about better health outcomes for Albertans, not just better services. And that president Molnar also speak about patient/citizen outcomes and not just care.

Without Albertans (who are sometimes patients) there is no need for a care or service system. What health outcomes matter to Albertans (all of us, not just those on a waiting list for surgery)? In a recent workshop, co-hosted by IMAGINE Citizens Collaborating for Health, a diverse group of Albertans described outcomes that matter to them. They were: a proactive system that helps people from needing care; quality of life (as defined by the person); person-centred care that is safe and effective and equity.

Perhaps additional questions we should be discussing are: Are we getting value for our investment in health-care “services”? Are Albertans achieving the health outcomes they desire?

Judy Birdsell, chair, IMAGINE Citizens Collaborating for Health

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Hurricane Isaias expected to strengthen to Category 2, Hurricane Watch issued for Brevard County

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Hurricane Isaias is expected to bring tropical storm and hurricane conditions to the east coast of Florida beginning Saturday.

Isaias is currently heading over the Bahamas at 16 mph with a maximum sustained wind speed of 75 mph, according to a report from the National Hurricane Center. While the storm’s center is not predicted to hit mainland Florida, its winds extend 45 miles from its core, and its tropical-storm-force could potentially stretch out over 205 miles.

Many of the Sunshine State’s east coast communities from Fort Lauderdale to Titusville received a hurricane watch Friday morning, according to the 11 a.m. advisory from the National Hurricane Center.

Although Isaias is a Category 1 hurricane, the NHC projects it to reach Category 2 strength Friday night or early Saturday morning as it passes over the Bahamas before decreasing on its way towards Florida.

Orlando is out of the storm’s direct path as of this writing, but a Hurricane Watch has been issued for Brevard County as part of this recent advisory, with the storm beginning to impact the area Saturday evening.

Isaias is projected to bring dangerous storm surges to the Bahamas today and Saturday, according to the report. Additionally, it will bring life-threatening flooding and mudslides across the Dominican Republic, northern Haiti and Caicos.

States north of Florida along the east coast like the Carolinas are predicted to receive urban flooding, especially in low-lying areas with poor draining systems, according to the NHC.

At a Thursday press conference, Gov. Ron DeSantis urged Floridians to gather at least a week’s worth of supplies to prepare for the storm.

All state-run COVID-19 testing sites in Florida will close Friday through part of next week due to concerns over the storm. This includes the testing site at the Orange County Convention Center.

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Remembering my friend Herman Cain —businessman, media personality and unlikely politician

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Posted By: MissMolly, 7/31/2020 4:09:44 AM

Herman Cain, who died Thursday after being hospitalized for coronavirus, was Trump before Trump. I first met Herman Cain in 2011, when he was running for the Republican nomination for president. He was the Donald Trump candidate before Trump: a successful businessman, a Washington outsider, a larger-than-life personality with an extraordinary story. In those days the only people who dared run for president were governors or Washington insiders. So when Herman Cain threw his hat into the ring for president, the Washington establishment couldn’t wait to treat it like a joke. What did he know about government? Politics? Elections? Who does he think he is trying to run for president? Sound familiar?


Reply 1 – Posted by: navybrat 7/31/2020 4:13:49 AM (No. 495383)

Herman Cain was an intelligent, successful, hard-working, honest, kind and caring human being. He was loved and we will miss him terribly.

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Reply 2 – Posted by: monster 7/31/2020 5:13:19 AM (No. 495414)

I’d like to second everything navybrat said.

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Reply 3 – Posted by: wakeupcall 7/31/2020 6:02:06 AM (No. 495443)

Herman Cain. If ever there was a mere human man who professed truth in his and our life time, Herman Cain was he.

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Reply 4 – Posted by: Heraclitus 7/31/2020 7:02:56 AM (No. 495474)

Oh, yes, Herman Cain is surely and sorely missed. He was never the angry, bitter man, holding grudges, unforgiveness. He always brought a smile to my face; and laughter to us. We never saw a bit of bitterness in his character or approach to life and interpersonal relations. On political issues he was such a clear thinker… perhaps that was the mathematician in him! He loved people, you could see it! A couple of weeks ago I started trying to find out how Mr. Cain was doing because we hadn’t heard a word since he was admitted to a hospital. Knowing he had covid, was an “older” gentleman, and that he had survived a very serious battle with cancer, we were really worried. And then I read that he was doing better EXCEPT that they needed to “strengthen his lungs” I was scared. We had of course been praying for healing. God chose to take him home. Good-bye, dear man.

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Reply 5 – Posted by: thelmalou 7/31/2020 7:03:26 AM (No. 495475)

KT is one of my favorites, so it stands to reason she would love Herman like we do. I am gutted, as the Brits say, by his passing. What a wonderful, good man. 2020 sucks, man…Ravi Zacharias, Charlie Daniels, and now Herman Cain. The world is a lesser place without them.

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Will miss his astute reflections as a guest
Always enjoyed his responses
Will miss his presence
Know who I’d like to see go next! RIP Herman Cain

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Reply 7 – Posted by: Jesuslover54 7/31/2020 7:19:55 AM (No. 495484)

He seemed hale and energetic. Did he have comorbidities that hastened his end?
Because he didn’t seem the type to be brought down by the chinese flu.

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Reply 8 – Posted by: tisHimself 7/31/2020 8:06:52 AM (No. 495524)

Newt and Herman would have been a winning ticket in 2012.

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Reply 9 – Posted by: 3XALADY 7/31/2020 8:16:34 AM (No. 495537)

@#7 I heard on the news yesterday that his cancer had returned to his liver. Mr. Cain should have been our first black president. Plus, he was never without a smile on his face. Have you ever seen a democrat smile? I haven’t.

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Reply 10 – Posted by: starboard 7/31/2020 8:42:51 AM (No. 495556)

With everything that’s been going on lately, this was the worse blow of all. Cain to me was the best of the best of all the contenders for 2012. I always enjoyed his happy demeanor and hearing what he had to say…especially his 999 idea for the economy. He was brilliant on many levels. Herman Cain will be missed and not forgotten. RIP our friend.

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Reply 11 – Posted by: Kitty Myers 7/31/2020 9:17:42 AM (No. 495594)

I just heard that Lloyd Marcus died a week ago today. As my friend said, that’s 3 in a week: Mike Adams, Herman Cain & now Lloyd Marcus. May God rest their souls.

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Reply 12 – Posted by: Dodge Boy 7/31/2020 9:21:34 AM (No. 495597)

FTA – “His straightforward style, booming voice and infectious optimism made him a natural.” What a crying shame the country could not have benefitted from Mr. Cain’s talents at the time. Rest in Peace, sir. We know you are still smiling upon us. Since you are now a lot closer to God than we are, would you mind saying a few more prayers for the President and us. We could use it.

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Reply 13 – Posted by: red1066 7/31/2020 9:22:49 AM (No. 495599)

Herman Cain did more to benefit this country then all the John Lewis’s in the world.

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Reply 14 – Posted by: Eagle4ever 7/31/2020 9:22:58 AM (No. 495600)

God bless and comfort Herman Cain’s family. He was a true gentleman.

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Reply 15 – Posted by: legalart 7/31/2020 9:38:11 AM (No. 495612)

This is so very sad and heart breaking. Cain was one of my top favorite public figures. He was kind, classy, and intelligent; didn’t have to grab the spotlight because he was already accomplished. He was so good natured in a culture of bitter and vulgar people; always great to listen to….and an awesome example to young people. It’s a great loss; he was still young. RIP

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Reply 16 – Posted by: Old Army Vet 7/31/2020 10:24:27 AM (No. 495650)

One of my favorite non-political politicians. I’m going to miss Herman Cain. RIP Sir.

15 people like this.


Reply 17 – Posted by: lana720 7/31/2020 10:27:53 AM (No. 495657)

Herman Cain, a man of pure joy and intelligence. We are greater for having had you among us and we grieve with your family. God grant them peace and consolation.
You, rest in Eternal Peace. Heaven is a better because of you. You ran the race well and helped so many people along the way. You have earned the crown of eternal joy.

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Reply 18 – Posted by: donnaclaire 7/31/2020 10:40:19 AM (No. 495677)

Yes, even God must be rejoicing to have Herman join him in that ‘better place’. Herman Cain was ‘everything good’ all wrapped up in one human being. Not having much extra money – ever – I very sparingly give to those candidates whom I adore and trust from afar. I remember donating to Herman’s campaign way back when; just had to do it. This year I gave to Burgess Owens’ campaign – for the same reason. Side note: My race? Caucasian.

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Reply 19 – Posted by: fysammy 7/31/2020 10:55:34 AM (No. 495701)

Humility. Can’t describe it, but know it when I see it. RIP Herman.

11 people like this.


Reply 20 – Posted by: ThreeBadCats3 7/31/2020 12:14:11 PM (No. 495761)

Humor, intelligence, honesty and wisdom. Otherwise, even democrats would have liked him. I wonder if hydroxychloroquine was tried or offered to him, or if a “comorbidity” did the job.

2 people like this.


Reply 21 – Posted by: Zigrid 7/31/2020 1:01:36 PM (No. 495797)

At my age…. I can call him a darling man…. political correctness aside…he was the genuine article… he never asked for special treatment because he was black… he was an American and proud of it…I will light a candle for him at Mass and ask God to guide him to a special spot for heroes…..

3 people like this.


Reply 22 – Posted by: smokincol 7/31/2020 2:15:16 PM (No. 495867)

tragedy. Lloyd Marcus and Herman Cain are no longer bothered by the stupidity of the situation(s) going on in our country today. Each man will be sorely missed.

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Edmonton weather: Not as hot as hot-hot but still hotter than not hot


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A look at today’s Edmonton weather by Environment Canada.

Friday morning temperatures at the Edmonton Blatchford station measured 18.9 C with 10 km/h winds out of the southeast.

It’s downright cool compared to previous days.

I have every window in my house open right now trying to get that cool breeze reverberating throughout the entire home. The humidity is still there, but a forecast high of 25 C (28 with the Humidex) we’re right in that Canadian sweet spot that some of us love so very much.

Enjoy today’s little reprieve because Saturday and Sunday are going to be hot-hot once again with a forecast high of 29 C tomorrow (34 if you count the Humidex) and 31 C Sunday. Depending on who you ask, that’s hot-hot. Quite hot. Somewhat hot. Fairly hot? No, definitely hot.

Today’s forecast

Today: A mix of sun and cloud with 30 per cent chance of showers this morning. Clearing near noon. High 25 C. Humidex 28. UV index 9 or very high.

Tonight: Clear. Low 17 C.

Tomorrow: Sunny. Wind becoming southeast 20 km/h gusting to 40 near noon. High 29 C. Humidex 34. UV index 8 or very high. Clear. Low 19 C.

Sunrise: 5:49 a.m.

Sunset:9:32 p.m.

Normals

Average High: 23 C

Average Low: 12C

Yesterday

Max: 26.6 C

Min: 18.4C

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Highest temperature: 30.7 C (2003)

Lowest temperature: 5.1 C (2002)

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Makayla Ohlmann, a zoo attendant at the Edmonton Valley Zoo, gives ring-tailed lemurs a cool popsicle treat on a hot day in Edmonton, on Thursday, July 30, 2020. Photo by Ian Kucerak/Postmedia
Makayla Ohlmann, a zoo attendant at the Edmonton Valley Zoo, gives ring-tailed lemurs a cool popsicle treat on a hot day in Edmonton, on Thursday, July 30, 2020. Ian Kucerak/Postmedia
Makayla Ohlmann, a zoo attendant at the Edmonton Valley Zoo, gives ring-tailed lemurs a cool popsicle treat on a hot day in Edmonton, on Thursday, July 30, 2020. Photo by Ian Kucerak/Postmedia
Makayla Ohlmann, a zoo attendant at the Edmonton Valley Zoo, gives ring-tailed lemurs a cool popsicle treat on a hot day in Edmonton, on Thursday, July 30, 2020. Ian Kucerak/Postmedia
Makayla Ohlmann, a zoo attendant at the Edmonton Valley Zoo, gives ring-tailed lemurs a cool popsicle treat on a hot day in Edmonton, on Thursday, July 30, 2020. Photo by Ian Kucerak/Postmedia
Makayla Ohlmann, a zoo attendant at the Edmonton Valley Zoo, gives ring-tailed lemurs a cool popsicle treat on a hot day in Edmonton, on Thursday, July 30, 2020. Ian Kucerak/Postmedia

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In 2014 shooting of Michael Brown,St. Louis’ top prosecutor announcesno charges against Darren Wilson

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Posted By: MissMolly, 7/31/2020 4:06:42 AM

A St. Louis County, Mo., prosecutor said Thursday that he will not be charging the White police officer who shot 18-year-old Michael Brown in 2014, after quietly reopening the investigation. Civil rights leaders and Brown’s mother reportedly hoped that Prosecuting Attorney Wesley Bell, who became the county’s first Black prosecutor in January 2019, might reopen the investigation into police officer Darren Wilson, who shot Brown six years ago. Bell told reporters today that his decision was “one of the most difficult things I’ve had to do.”


Reply 1 – Posted by: Miceal 7/31/2020 4:15:43 AM (No. 495384)

Ah yes, the BLM hero. Got exactly what he deserved. Their entire movement is based on a lie…

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Reply 2 – Posted by: navybrat 7/31/2020 4:19:03 AM (No. 495387)

There was nothing difficult about the case that the decision should have been difficult. Evidence showed that the criminal fought the policeman, wrestled with him for his gun and the policeman defended himself. What the criminal’s mother hoped was that with the present unstable climate, a black prosecutor would side against the policeman who did nothing wrong.

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Reply 3 – Posted by: seamusm 7/31/2020 4:49:07 AM (No. 495394)

As every TV cop show watcher knows – there is no statute of limitations on murder. So is this matter going to resurface as a sop to BLM and black voters from here on? Brown was a thug who brought on his own death almost as the equivalent to ‘suicide by cop’. Brown’s family needs to get over their trying to blame his death on anything other than his own damnn fault.

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Reply 4 – Posted by: Strike3 7/31/2020 5:26:45 AM (No. 495422)

So Wilson should have just sat still while being crushed by an Orca?

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Reply 5 – Posted by: Highlander 7/31/2020 7:01:17 AM (No. 495470)

“ Bell told reporters today that his decision was “one of the most difficult things I’ve had to do.” If a black prosecutor has to consider following the obvious evidence of a white cop’s blamelessness “the most difficult things I had to do,” then that is a real problem, isn’t it? And also this: “There are so many points at which Darren Wilson could have handled the situation differently and if he had, Michael Brown might still be alive,” Bell told reporters.” Oh yeah? Name those points! That is a year’s worth of Monday morning quarterbacking! Drop it once and for all! Throw Michael Brown’s ghetto tramp mother a bone and close the gate!

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Reply 6 – Posted by: hoosierblue 7/31/2020 7:19:18 AM (No. 495483)

What were they reopening it for in the first place? Trying to stir the S*** some more? They don’t give a nickle about the lives of the people involved that want to get on with their lives. These people are despicable and need to be thrown out of office.

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Reply 7 – Posted by: lakerman1 7/31/2020 7:47:30 AM (No. 495505)

I suspect Wesley the Weasel will be in the news again. That’s the kind of guy he is.

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Reply 8 – Posted by: philsner 7/31/2020 7:54:59 AM (No. 495513)

There was no reason to “reopen” this case other than to incite violence. Check out this ridiculous quote from the Columbia Missourian: “St. Louis County’s top prosecutor announced Thursday that he will not charge the former police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown in Ferguson, a dramatic decision that could reopen old wounds amid a renewed and intense national conversation about racial injustice and the police treatment of minorities.” A “dramatic decision”? Not at all. It was the only decision that could be made. If anything would “reopen old wounds” is a useless reopening of a case closed by Barak Obama. And it was done for exactly that reason! https://www.columbiamissourian.com/news/state_news/prosecutor-no-charges-for-officer-in-michael-brown-s-death/article_64e277ce-b163-57f2-baca-e10ad8ae00b9.html

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Reply 9 – Posted by: ROLFNader 7/31/2020 9:01:28 AM (No. 495575)

So, even though the new prosecutor is black, he can still find another black person guilty of a crime after a jury already has. Now, we’re getting somewhere!

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So the officer could have done things differently at so many points and Brown would still be alive. How about BROWN doing a few things differently and he’d still be alive? Maybe if he hadn’t committed a robbery, or hit the officer in the face while he was still in his patrol car, or charged at him instead of submitting to a lawful arrest . . . .

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Reply 11 – Posted by: red1066 7/31/2020 9:27:48 AM (No. 495604)

This clown thinks this decision is the most difficult he’s ever had to make? I guess to this idiot, the color of one’s skin is more important then the facts. This was an open and shut case. The police officer had every right to use deadly force, and the neighborhood is better off as a result.

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Reply 12 – Posted by: zephyrgirl 7/31/2020 9:30:57 AM (No. 495606)

How many times must this poor former policeman be investigated? There have been at least three that I’ve seen, including one by the Obama Justice Department. They ruined his career and he had to move away from Ferguson. No telling what his legal bills are. Will every new DA “reopen” the case? At what point can he sue for harassment?

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Reply 13 – Posted by: BarryNo 7/31/2020 10:29:41 AM (No. 495658)

So they get to hang this ‘future prosecution’s around his neck for the rest of his life? That is not Constitutional. By law he is considered innocent. Unless they have new substantial evidence, they should not reopen the case. The fact this prosecutor did is questionable. Possibly politically motivated. You don’t get to keep reviewing the facts till they suit your opinion. Though, as we know Democrats do this for court cases, elections… anything where they didn’t get what they want. To them facts are malleable and settled only when they have been massaged in their favor. In other words, they are liars and fraudsters of the worst stripe – waiting for an opportunity to destroy anyone, even ‘friends’ or family, to achieve that brief high of winning at any cost.

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Reply 14 – Posted by: Old Army Vet 7/31/2020 10:30:52 AM (No. 495661)

About time.

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Reply 15 – Posted by: bigfatslob 7/31/2020 10:34:08 AM (No. 495666)

“One of the most difficult things I’ve had to do” really what a dumb thing to say. That’s like saying, Mrs. Brown I’ll try my best to throw a murder charge on the white cop who killed your thug son. Ah shucks the evidence favored the cop, again. I tried Mrs. Brown, I tried.
Get ready the new narrative for the BLM movement is to retry all killing of blacks by cops.

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Reply 16 – Posted by: whyyeseyec 7/31/2020 10:43:35 AM (No. 495681)

@#3 – Officer Warren did not ‘murder’ Michael Brown and was subsequently not charged – therefore, no statute of limitations on murder applies regarding this case.

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