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  1. Steve's looking very handsome in his new feathers.
  2. She's on a experimental nebulizer treatment from Mt. Sinai that's keeping her lungs clear. Her ribs are iced, then Ace wrapped in 3 hour increments, physical therapy exercises 3-4 times a day, getting her up to walk -- She does feel better when she's moving. They need her to eat (she can't smell and can barely taste anything) no analgesics because they are monitoring the viscosity of her blood so it doesn't get too thin, liquid vitamins, Kaletra (an HIV medication containing a combination of two antivirals -- experimental usage) and started taking famotidine (an OTC heartburn medication). Today, she's perky and in good spirits, sitting in a chair by the patio door, while her room is being cleaned. We solved the crossword puzzle, and watched the hummingbirds feed their fledglings (Mr. Stunt set up a GoPRO near the hummingbird nest so she can watch their progress on her tablet). When the nurses put her back to bed, she went right to sleep.
  3. All this episode did to remind me is that TIIC are idiots; they shatter a perfectly good pair of Young Marrieds in less that 6 months of marriage to prop up Theo as Not An Abbott/toss out Lola/give someone for Dumber to fuck/Kyle wins the Class A Moron contest. And how well they've written NotBilly into a lyingcheatinguselessscuzzball corner, never to return to polite society. Society, the Abbott Mansion, and Kyle and Lola's apartment were beautifully decorated; sort of a gimme to past Christmases, and tweaking our collective memories. Tracy, Dina and the other Abbott's singing Oh, Come All Ye Faithful was lovely; I've missed Dina, and hate what TIIC are doing to her character. Why choose this episode of all the years of episodes available? All it did was shine a very harsh light on the mediocrity of the present regime.
  4. © Jordan Strowder/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images -- George Floyd's casket is wheeled to a hearse after the first of three memorial services for him. Hundreds Gather at a Memorial for George Floyd in Minneapolis George Floyd honored at Minneapolis memorial service: "He would stand up for injustice anywhere" "He touched so many hearts" -- George Floyd remembered at memorial service © Kerem Yucel/AFP via Getty Images -- Attendees, including members of George Floyd's family, hug each other during a memorial service in his honor on June 4, in Minneapolis. Reuters Pictures - Thu Jun 4, 2020 - National Guard patrols America's streets as protests rage Protesters and police stand off as tear gas is deployed in the streets on May 30, 2020, in Louisville, Kentucky. Protests have erupted after recent police-related incidents resulting in the deaths of black Americans Breonna Taylor in Louisville and George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota -- Brett Carlsen/Getty Images Why police can violate your constitutional rights and suffer no consequences in court -- Government officials enjoy broad protections against lawsuits, and that includes rogue cops. Qualified Immunity, explained. -- Related: Special Report: How union, Supreme Court shield Minneapolis cops The National Guard has a long history of being called out during protests, but not in numbers like this -- It's called an overwhelming show of force. What we know about George Floyd's death and alleged counterfeit money in Minneapolis Across the country, young activists take different approaches in the name of justice for George Floyd ACLU files suit on behalf of journalists in Minnesota Welcome to our reality, white America -- Related: America's legacy of lynching isn't all history. Many say it's still happening today Chris Hayes on how police treat black Americans like colonial subjects -- The MSNBC host discusses “law and order,” police brutality, and America’s two radically unequal criminal justice systems. Cop in Floyd case got medals for valor and drew complaints Asian Americans need to talk about anti-blackness in our communities -- Hmong American police officer Tou Thao, who stood by as George Floyd died at the hands of his colleague, has sparked a conversation among Asian Americans. #BlackoutTuesday derailed #BlackLivesMatter. A community organizer explains how to do better. -- Steppin' on the momentum -- Related: Who are the black squares and cutesy illustrations really for? -- It's all about meeeeeee! Consumers don’t care about corporate solidarity. They want donations. -- “Open your purse” is the snarky social media mantra that people are throwing back at brands. MSNBC Photo Louisville BBQ man, David McAtee, who was fatally shot when police dispersed crowd used to feed officers for free A brutal video shows a black trans woman getting beat up by dozens of men -- A video posted to Iyanna Dior’s Facebook page said she’s okay, with some swelling and bruises. Ahmaud Arbery was hit with a truck before he died, and his killer allegedly used a racial slur, investigator testifies Killing of Palestinian man with autism draws Floyd parallel After destruction, Minnesota Transitions Charter School holds donation drive for students, families Drew Brees' comments on George Floyd protest prioritize symbols over justice -- Colin Kaeperneck asked his country to think about its own symbols, rather than blindly worship them. Brees, and white Americans in general, have not risen to this challenge. -- Related: Brees says he ‘completely missed the mark’ in flag comments Demonstrators lie face down depicting George Floyd during his detention by police during a protest against police brutality on Boston Common, on Wednesday, June 3, 2020. Floyd, an African American, died on May 25 after a white Minneapolis police officer pressed a knee into his neck for several minutes even after he stopped moving and pleading for air. (AP Photo/Steven Senne) 8:46: A number becomes a potent symbol of police brutality The trope of “outside agitators” at protests, explained -- Howard Law professor Justin Hansford breaks down how the term has been used to delegitimize protests across the country. Gun-toting members of the Boogaloo movement are showing up at protests --Related: Extremists Weigh in on Nationwide Protests Lawsuit aims to hold nebulous ‘antifa’ to blame for injuries -- On the other end of the spectrum: Prosecutors: 3 men plotted to terrorize Vegas protests The disturbing history of how tear gas became the weapon of choice against protesters -- The chemical weapon was originally marketed to police as a way to turn protesters “into a screaming mob.” Rubber bullets can seriously mess you up -- The dangers of “nonlethal” police weapons, like rubber bullets, flash-bang grenades, and tear gas, explained. -- Related: ‘What constitutes a riot is in the eyes of the beholder:’ Why health insurers may not cover treatment for injuries at protests What it means to be anti-racist -- It’s not enough to be “not racist,” experts and educators say. -- Related: California schools chief calls for new plan on racism, bias Gladewater mother says school won't let daughter participate in graduation because of hair; district says not true Governor Northam announces removal of Gen. Robert E. Lee statue Fiji has expressed interest in joining a quarantine-free travel 'bubble' with Australia and New Zealand, which account for many of the tropical idyll's tourists © TORSTEN BLACKWOOD 'Answered prayers': Fiji declares itself coronavirus free Vaccines group raises $8.8 billion for immunisation plans for poor countries Two coronavirus studies retracted after questions emerge about data NIH chief worried vaccine "skepticism" might cause some to skip coronavirus vaccine Why the coronavirus has taken so many lives in US nursing homes -- Three systemic failures that explain the coronavirus’s terrible toll in US nursing homes. The race to make coronavirus testing as easy as a pregnancy test -- Rapid at-home tests are in the works, but without oversight, they could fail to live up to their potential. Why a vaccine may not be enough to end the pandemic -- We need to plan for many different Covid-19 vaccine scenarios. These four factors will influence the outcome. In this May 2, 2020, file photo, a man and woman wearing masks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus walk past a cartoon advising people to wash their hands on a boarded up storefront in San Francisco. A new analysis published in the journal Lancet on Monday, June 1, 2020, finds masks and social distancing help but hand washing and other measures are still needed to control the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File) Masks and social distancing work, new analysis finds Heart patients avoided ERs as coronavirus hit, US study says Horse named for Dr. Anthony Fauci finishes second in debut Explainer: No one really knows how many Americans need unemployment benefits U.S. Chapter 11 bankruptcy filings surge in May California lawmakers agree to close $54.3 billion budget gap JC Penney announces 154 stores set to close this summer.-- Bankrupted J.C. Penney announced Thursday the list of the 154 stores it plans to close this summer, with store closing sales kicking off June 12. It said it will announce additional closures in the coming weeks. Penney said it expects the store closing sales to last anywhere from 10 to 16 weeks. America is in turmoil and stocks are booming. Is the market broken? -- Not anymore. That's why they put computers in charge. 24 Things to Buy at Pier 1 While You Still Can Read the transcript of Mark Zuckerberg’s tense meeting with Facebook employees -- This is how Facebook’s CEO is thinking about democracy, speech, and racial justice at a critical moment. Zoom wants to “work together” with the FBI. That may not be as bad as it sounds. -- Everyone’s mad at Zoom again. -- Yeah? Well, the reasons are valid. This 2002 photo provided by the Monterrey Bay Aquarium Research Institute shows a close up view of a "giant larvacean" and its "inner house" - a mucus filter that the animal uses to collect food. The creature, usually three to ten centimeters (about one to four inches) in length, builds a huge mucous structure that functions as an elaborate feeding apparatus, guiding food particles into the animal's mouth. When the filters get clogged, the larvacean abandons them. The abandoned filters sink toward the seafloor, and become an important food source for other marine animals. (MBARI via AP) Scientists learn how tiny critters make ocean ‘snot palaces’ -- Science is fun! Hoping to Buy an Aboveground Pool to Salvage Summer? It May Be Too Late. Like Its Complicated History, Banana Pudding Has Many Layers 15 queer art shows you can virtually tour now -- Because staying at home shouldn't leave you culturally starving.
  5. MIL Stunt's improved after a couple of tough days. Yesterday, her fever was 103°, in and out of consciousness, They were readying her for transport to the hospital this morning when her fever broke. She was lucid, could identify people and where she was. She's lost a lot of her hair, and has a heat rash all over her back. She was so upset after seeing herself a nurse cut her hair (Mia Farrow-ish pixie) so she doesn't look so haggard. The doctor said she's not out of the woods; viral load is high, sustained low-grade fever, painful joints, elevated blood pressure, bruised ribs from coughing, skin rash and blistering, nausea, headaches, It's hard to watch her suffering.
  6. BBC File Photo Defying police ban, Hong Kongers hold Tiananmen candle memorial 1989 Tiananmen Square protests George Floyd's daughter, Gianna Floyd, age 6, is seen during a press conference at Minneapolis City Hall in Minnesota, June 2. REUTERS/Nicholas Pfosi 3 more cops charged in George Floyd death, other officer’s murder charge upgraded -- Three former Minneapolis police officers were charged Wednesday with aiding and abetting murder in connection with the death of George Floyd in their custody, Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison announced Wednesday. Derek Chauvin, a fourth former officer who had already been charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter, will now also be charged with second-degree murder, Ellison said. “We are here today because George Floyd is not here,” Ellison, a Democrat, said at a news conference announcing the charges. Ellison predicted that the prosecution of the officers could take months, and urged the public to be patient as his office builds cases. America Doesn’t Need Another Commission to Expose Its Racism -- Elected officials instinctively turn to studying problems rather than solving them. The NFL Is Suddenly Worried About Black Lives -- When the league had the opportunity to be on the right side of history, it chose the coward’s path. Brands Have Nothing Real to Say About Racism -- Corporate America is ready to take action ... or sell something. Why Ben & Jerry's statement on white supremacy is so extraordinary -- Statement: Silence Is NOT An Option How today’s protests compare to 1968, explained by a historian -- Related: The Double Standard of the American Riot Intelligence analysts 'unnerved' by latest trends in US -- Some U.S. intel analysts are now feeling a sense of dread, not because of events unfolding abroad, but because of developments in their own country. -- No kidding. Obama steps out as nation confronts confluence of crises -- Related: Obama urges young black people to 'feel hopeful even as you may feel angry' after George Floyd's death ABC News, Martha Raddatz Viral Photo Shows Soldiers Amassed on Steps of Lincoln Memorial After Pentagon Puts Them on Alert Over Protests -- Related: Pentagon defends defense secretary's call to 'dominate the battle space' in response to civil unrest Defense secretary reverses order, keeps soldiers in DC area after opposing Insurrection Act for George Floyd protests, calling for accountability in his 'murder' Frank Rizzo’s Statue Was An Ode To White Supremacy & It Never Should Have Existed Activists use informal tools to keep the peace at protests Parents, educators, experts talk to kids on race amid unrest How to be a good white ally, according to activists -- Three experts on what it does and doesn’t mean to be an ally, now and always. Your Black Colleagues May Look Like They’re Okay -- Chances Are They’re Not How to more safely protest in a pandemic -- Tips for reducing the risk of spreading the coronavirus in a mass gathering, from public health experts. Firefighters extinguish a fire on a car set by protesters outside of the Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica, Calif., Sunday, May 31, 2020, during a protest over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody in Minneapolis on May 25. (AP Photo/Christian Monterrosa) U.S. assessment finds opportunists drive protest violence, not extremists Rubber Bullets Were Called “Too Dangerous For Crowds” In 2002. Police Still Use Them Sarasota police officer on leave after kneeling on man’s neck Why People Loot -- On who looters are, what they want, and why some protests are more likely to include them -- Related: Police: Well-coordinated thieves capitalize on protest chaos Washington man has some surprise guests: about 60 protesters ‘Eyes are on you:’ Minneapolis neighbors band to stand guard One face in the crowd: A protester haunted by the dead A man wears an "anonymous" mask on the fourth and final day of the Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware U.S., June 17, 2018. REUTERS/Mark Makela Hackers and hucksters reinvigorate 'Anonymous' brand amid protests Social Studies: The Conspiracy Theories Are True Los Angeles, mural by Wrdsmth The Latest: New Zealand on verge of eradicating virus Federal Reserve approves expansion of state and local support program 1.9 million new unemployment claims filed last week, pushing pandemic job losses to 42.6 million -- The coronavirus pandemic has forced roughly 42.6 million workers onto jobless rolls in just 11 weeks. -- Related: This Is the Strangest Economy Ever -- In the time that U.S. deaths have increased from 100 to more than 100,000, the S&P 500 has gone up 20 percent. With Stadiums Closed, Municipalities Struggle With Billions in Debt Pentagon’s coronavirus plan includes millions for missile tubes and body armor -- Another demonstration of the appropriations system at work. Senate Gives Final Approval to Revisions to Small-Business Program Dr. Anthony Fauci says there’s a chance coronavirus vaccine may not provide immunity for very long -- If Covid-19 acts like other coronaviruses, “it likely isn’t going to be a long duration of immunity,” Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told JAMA Editor Howard Bauchner. -- It's going to be like a yearly flu shot? Explainer: Are asymptomatic COVID-19 patients safe or silent carriers? Roche test receives FDA emergency use approval for COVID-19 patients Gilead's remdesivir could see $7 billion in annual sales on stockpiling boost: analyst -- That's the plan. Concerns mount about two studies on drugs for coronavirus -- Related: Malaria drug fails to prevent COVID-19 in a rigorous study In this April 30, 2020, photo, Thomas, 6, holds up his drawing of American musician and producer Barry White that he sketched during the coronavirus pandemic while on lockdown in London. (AP Photo/Joana Mateus) VIRUS DIARY: He draws, and a world opens up for his mother Tourist towns balance fear, survival in make-or-break summer SAT drops plans for home exam amid internet access concerns -- Oh, well. The kiddo's can mow the lawn, live out in the garage and start a band. Former Misfits Drummer Joey Image Reportedly Dead at 63 Scott Peterson asks court to overturn murder conviction, death sentence Pilgrim’s Pride CEO among indicted for chicken price fixing OPEC+ keen to keep U.S. shale in check as oil prices rally Bell, Telus give 5G contracts to Europeans, Huawei shut out -- Related: Exclusive: Huawei hid business operation in Iran after Reuters reported links to CFO -- These are the same people we're allowing to take over the World Health Organization. -- One more time … US adds new sanction on Chinese tech giant Huawei -- This doesn'r stop companies from selling or people from buying Huawei crap. Google faces $5 billion lawsuit in U.S. for tracking 'private' internet use Cannes announces lineup for a festival canceled by COVID Pride is a feeling, not a parade
  7. The Judgment Against Judah 4 “I will make mere lads their leaders, and children will rule over them.” 5 The people will oppress one another, man against man, neighbor against neighbor; the young will rise up against the old, and the base against the honorable. 6 A man will seize his brother within his father’s house: “You have a cloak—you be our leader! Take charge of this heap of rubble.” -- Isaiah 3:4-6 NIV Nation’s streets calmest in days, protests largely peaceful Washington Post Live updates: As protests nationwide continue past curfew, tension eases in some cities CIA veterans who monitored crackdowns abroad see troubling parallels How a City Once Consumed by Civil Unrest Has Kept Protests Peaceful Black Lives Matter activism is working -- Police shootings of African Americans and unarmed suspects are declining, but progress is at risk. Professor Ibram X. Kendi on why it’s not enough to admit when you’re being racist: “Challenge those racist ideas” New York police officers beating protesters with batons on May 30 - Mostafa Bassim/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Police brutality is a public health crisis -- Protesting during a pandemic is a risk. But so is the status quo of police violence. These videos show the police aren’t neutral. They’re counterprotesters. -- Some law enforcement officers are treating America like a battlefield. When police officers are told they’re in a war, they act like it -- “We are the action arm for a fucked-up national mindset”: A CIA officer turned cop speaks out. Some senators want to stop police from getting military-grade equipment or weapons -- Closing the barn door after the horse is long gone Police shove, make AP journalists stop covering protest -- Related: Australia wants the US to investigate a police attack on 2 Australian reporters -- Videos show the on-air journalist and cameraman were attacked by a federal law enforcement officer outside the White House. Memo from the front lines of a different America -- For one reporter on the ground, the dissonance between the show of civil obedience and the display of state power in Lafayette Square on Monday was unnerving. In this Saturday, May 30, 2020 photo, police officers guard the Trump International Hotel & Tower in Chicago, as they hold back protesters during a rally and march over the death of George Floyd. Protests were held in U.S. cities over the death of Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune via AP) Protests in top 25 virus hot spots ignite fears of contagion Several Minnesota Labor Organizations Call For Minneapolis Police Union Head Bob Kroll To Step Down ‘Dangerous’: Around world, police chokeholds scrutinized Twitter removes account of white nationalist group posing as antifa online -- The move comes as disinformation spreads online amid protests and unrest. -- Related: False claims of antifa protesters plague small U.S. cities Civil rights leaders say they’re ‘disappointed and stunned’ after call with Facebook’s Zuckerberg and Sandberg -- On Monday, hundreds of Facebook employees took part in a “virtual walkout” in a rare show of opposition within the company. The employees shared on Twitter that they were ashamed and upset by their employers’ decision to leave Trump’s post untouched. Police move towards a protester after curfew Saturday, May 30, 2020, in Minneapolis. Protests continued following the death of George Floyd, who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) Weekend protest coverage boosts cable news viewership Only half of NFL team owners have spoken up. Why are so many staying silent? Words of teams and players show who cares about dollars and who cares about change -- Related: ‘We won’t tolerate’: Sports world unites behind Floyd Insurrection Act of 1807 Confederate monuments coming down around South amid protests Curfews give sweeping powers to cops, but are often flouted -- Related: The Latest: Thousands on New York City streets after curfew ‘Eyes are on you:’ Minneapolis neighbors band to stand guard A City-by-City Look at Where Things Stand Amid Days of Unrest US Legislatures slow to pass laws limiting use of force -- Related: State of Minnesota files civil rights charge against Minneapolis Police Department -- The inquiry, stemming from the death of George Floyd, will be designed to root out "systemic racism that is generations deep," Gov. Tim Walz told reporters. With the White House in the background, a line of police forms behind a fence in Lafayette Park as demonstrators gather to protest the death of George Floyd, Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in Washington D.C. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) The American story, splintered, and those vying to tell it For African-Americans, a Painful Economic Reversal of Fortune -- Related: Unrest Spotlights Depth of Black Americans’ Economic Struggle -- Blacks also dying at double the rate of whites from Covid-19. In Minneapolis, white families earn triple that of blacks Where to Donate to Support the Black Lives Matter Movement -- Some organizations are redirecting donations after receiving so many contributions—here are nine places you can still donate to right now. George Floyd's death renews debate on Kaepernick protest -- The quarterback sparked a movement by taking a knee to protest police brutality. Target’s history of working with police is not a good look right now -- A damaged Target in Minneapolis has shined a light on the company’s cozy programs with cops. Washington D.C., mural by Zander Shaw Mass protests could lead to a another wave of coronavirus infections -- Related: Minnesota law enforcement isn’t “contact tracing” protesters, despite an official’s comment -- The appropriation of the term could undermine public health efforts. How medical bias against black people is shaping Covid-19 treatment and care -- Throughout US history, Black people have endured a medical system that has been simultaneously exploitative and dismissive. The C.D.C. Waited ‘Its Entire Existence for This Moment.’ What Went Wrong? -- Lead by a secretary with a history of incompetency? Scientist admits Sweden could have battled virus better -- Related: VIRUS DIARY: Sweden stayed open. I stayed at home. America’s reopening is dangerous. Canada has a better idea. -- “Double bubbles,” Canada’s modest experiment in easing social distancing, should be a model for America. The coronavirus could bring systemic changes to our health care system and retirement safety net, but don’t expect it anytime soon Government's coronavirus relief plan leaves out major employers Companies that are hiring during COVID-19 TIME SLOTS: In Indiana, the McCord family keeps a white board WiFi rotation./McCord family handout - Photo via REUTERS School Daze: With schools shuttered, learning lags and students left behind, Reuters survey shows Why tigers get coronavirus but your dog will be fine Vox’s new daily show, Answered, explains the mystery. Gilead's next step on coronavirus: inhaled remdesivir, other easier-to-use versions Brazil sets another record for daily coronavirus deaths First Russian strikes in 3 months hit NW Syria: monitor Mexico freezes almost 2,000 accounts linked to powerful cartel A year later, Sudanese raped in crackdown wait for justice Tropical Storm Cristobal forms, flood threat for Mexico Cyclone lashes India’s business capital; 100,000 evacuated As crops fail, Indonesia's Sumba seeks lifeline in weaving and fishing This undated photo provided by the Israeli Antiquities Authority, an ancient altar is on display at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem. Israeli archaeologists said they've made a dope discovery, finding cannabis residue on artifacts from an ancient temple in southern Israel. They said it provides the first evidence of the use of hallucinogens in the Jewish religion. In a research paper, the authors said the discovery from an 8th century BC shrine offers the first proof for "the use of mind-altering substances as part of cultic rituals in Judah," including the first Jewish temple that stood in Jerusalem at the same time. Chemical analysis of the samples conducted at Israel's Hebrew University and Technion Institute found that one altar contained the psychoactive compounds found in marijuana. (Laura Lachman/Israeli Antiquities Authority/Israel Museum, via AP) Israeli scientists dig up cannabis traces in ancient temple Eagles’ Don Henley asks Congress to change copyright law ‘Welcome Back!’ Several famed museums reopen across Europe Bartholomeus Spanger's "Body of Christ Supported by Angels" oil on copper painting, which went on display at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Monday, June 1, 2020. The cultural institution received the gift of the major painting to underscore support for the victims of the coronavirus pandemic and the crisis that museums face world wide. The Dutch government took a major step to relax the coronavirus lockdown, with bars, restaurants, cinemas and museums reopening under strict conditions. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong) In COVID-19 darkness, gift of a `Moment of Light’ to museum Facebook’s new feature will help you erase your weird teenage years -- Manage activity will make hiding your past shame easier than ever. Germany seeks 5-fold increase in offshore wind power by 2040 A Third Gender Identity Has Existed for Centuries
  8. Brad Carlton long had a habit of chasing and marrying rich/influential/powerful women. His first marriage to teenage Lisa (Brad was a gardener for Lisa's family -- Sound familiar?) was annulled by her father, and Brad was run off. Lisa never let go or forgot about Brad Carlton's magical powers. After Brad was hired as the Abbott family pool boy, and he had wooed and won Tracy (their first marriage), Brad was elevated to a more prestigious job at Jabot, to Jack's ire. Tracy went to California for school, and Brad was bored, starting an affair with Lauren Fenmore (Tracy's teenage nemesis, and another wealthy and powerful woman); Jack was suspicious of Brad's behavior and had Paul Williams investigate. Tracy returned, and to hold on to his good job and good fortune with Tracy, Brad agreed to impregnate Tracy to hang on to her; While in Cali, Tracy had fallen in love with her professor, Tim Sullivan. Jack was convinced by Ashley to not tell Tracy about the earlier marriage to Lisa (Brad conveniently didn't mention the marriage), the subsequent affair with Lauren. In the mean time Lisa contacted Brad for help with a business matter, and convinced herself that he still loved her. She and her goons kidnapped Brad and took him to a mountain home, locking Brad in a cage (Sound familiar?) so she could relive their salad days as young lovers and their wedding day. Yes, Lisa is very delusional and krazy. Taped messages were created and sent to Lauren and Tracy that Brad was not in love, was leaving them and Genoa City 4Evah! Weeks later, Tracy gives up, with ample convincing by John and Jack, and she files for divorce. Jack and Lauren go skiing, recognize Lisa, follow her to the mountain home and free Brad. Lisa disappears. Back in GC, Brad tries to win Tracy back (she's been told about the marriage to Lisa and affair with Lauren) by snuggling up to Ashley (she agrees to the ruse, but has angst in her pants for Brad; Brad seems to have an unforgettable golden Festivus pole in his pants). Essentially everything leading up to Tracy and Brad's second marriage has Ashley looming large over Tracy and Brad's relationship (such as it was) and inserting herself in their marriage. Divorce Number two from Tracy. Brad was divorced from Ashley at the time of his death; Ashley suddenly and inexplicably divorced Brad to return to Victor and Brad done with being 2nd choice. He bequeathed a portion of his estate to his mother, and the rest was split between Colleen (as executor) and Abby. Brad didn't trust Ashley to administer his estate because of her irrational behavior to pursue a relationship with Victor. Many women fell into the Brad Carlton vortex. Oddly, the only one he didn't want was Cassandra Rawlins though she hit all the requirements; beautiful, wealthy, seductive, conniving. And she ended up being the one that made Brad Carlton independently wealthy, not having to convince tail for job, money and security.
  9. People gather at site where George Floyd died on June 1, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Stephen Maturen/Getty Images How to Make this Moment the Turning Point for Real Change As America sees another night of protests and curfews, families of those killed plea for no more violence A Timeline of Events That Led to the 2020 'Fed Up'-rising There are as many National Guard members activated in the US as there are active duty troops in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan As rage over killings of black Americans sweeps nation, DOJ has all but abandoned broad police investigations CNN Live Updates: George Floyd protests spread nationwide -- Related: June 1 George Floyd protest news NYTimes Protests Live: Looting in New York and Tear Gas in Washington Death of George Floyd sparks national outcry Independent autopsy and Minnesota officials say George Floyd's death was homicide Riots, arson leave Minnesota communities of color devastated 'Where are the cops?' Uncontrolled looting puts police on the hot seat -- Related: LA has seen racial uprisings, many not shocked by new round Minneapolis police union president: Officers in George Floyd case 'terminated without due process' -- Yup. Heard that before. U.S. lawmaker prepares bill aiming to end court protection for police The Police Can Still Choose Nonviolence -- The use of force by police can’t pacify protests responding to the use of force by police. How Do You Kneel on a Neck for Nine Minutes? -- I don’t see how anyone could remain in that position unless he was, at best, totally indifferent to the person’s survival. The Butcher's bill comes due -- History Will Judge the Complicit Protesters hold their hands in the air in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Saturday, May 30, 2020. Demonstrators took to the streets of New York City to protest the death of George Floyd, a black man who was killed in police custody in Minneapolis on May 25. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) Peaceful protesters get lost in action-packed coverage 13 Books You Should Read About Black Lives Death toll grows in national protests What we do and don't know about the extremists taking part in riots across the US -- Related: White supremacists pose as Antifa online, call for violence A look at the antifa (antifascist) movement In some protests, local officials say white instigators are causing mayhem -- Related: Charges: Illinois man went to Minneapolis to riot -- Related: Chief: Most arrested at Detroit protest are not from city EU official calls Floyd’s death an abuse of power -- Related: Spike Lee on what’s different about these protests NYC mural/Getty 'Black lives matter': Facebook, Netflix, Peloton and other companies take a stand as protests sweep America -- Facebook lip service to play along with an of-the-moment social moment. The Deacon of White Privilege's croaks out White Noise -- 'You're being delusional': Rush Limbaugh scolded by hosts of 'The Breakfast Club' for denying existence of white privilege What Is White Privilege, Really? -- Recognizing white privilege begins with truly understanding the term itself. -- Another take: Racial Equity Tools: White Privilege Shooting at Grand Forks Air Force Base leaves two dead USC-Brookings Schaeffer on Health Policy -- How the CARES Act affects COVID-19 test pricing First human trial of potential antibody treatment for Covid-19 begins Eli Lilly starts human study of potential COVID-19 antibody treatment Gilead's remdesivir shows modest improvement in moderate COVID-19 patients Is America’s Pandemic Waning or Raging? -- Yes ICUs become a 'delirium factory' for Covid-19 patients Sewage could hold the key to stopping new coronavirus outbreaks (c) Reinhardt - Dreamstime Scared Americans Desperate to Travel Are Buying Up ‘Covid Campers’ -- Recreational vehicle dealers report a tide of customers desperate to get away, but wary of cities, crowds and the coronavirus -- These people have never been to a KOA Camp. China delayed releasing coronavirus info, frustrating WHO Virus-tracking app angers thousands in Moscow with fines Rich world's jobs crisis jolts money flows to millions Moderna's coronavirus vaccine announcement set off a frenzy on Wall Street. Now some are calling for an investigation Congo hit by a second, simultaneous Ebola outbreak Stitch Fix is laying off 1,400 employees in California, and plans to hire in lower-cost U.S. cities -- Online retailer and styling service Stitch Fix said Monday that it plans to lay off 1,400 stylists based in California between now and the end of September. The company plans to hire 2,000 stylists in other U.S. locations like Dallas, Minneapolis, and Austin, Texas, between the summer of 2020 and into next year. Laying off stylists based in California will cut the company’s overall headcount of 8,000 by 18%. U.S. manufacturing activity crawls off 11-year low Why the stock market is up amid chaos in the streets -- Racial strife, a global pandemic and a rising stock market are common to the years 2020 and 1968. The current market is increasingly driven by dispassionate computers that run on algorithms, and investors who at least in theory are always looking ahead. “History shows markets look through many sorts of tumultuous events and have done so for decades,” said Nicholas Colas, co-founder of DataTrek Research. -- Yay! -- Related: Greed returns to Wall Street as stock market rebounds -- Greed took time off? U.S. EPA moves to curb state powers to deny permits for energy projects In this Dec. 25, 2008, file photo, fans toss confetti to mimic Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James's pre-game chalk toss before an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards in Cleveland. Billions has been spent on state-of-the-art sports facilities over the last quarter-century, but there is no way to prevent the potential spread of a virus through coughing or sneezing. Officials are working on safety protocols and looking at new technology in hopes of making stadiums and arenas as safe as they can. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File) Virus-proofing sports facilities presents a big challenge-- Related: Report: NASCAR may allow fans to attend races later this month Impossible Foods forces Nestlé to stop selling 'Incredible Burgers' in Europe -- How about calling them 'Improbable Burgers'? 50 Vintage Recipes That Still Taste Great -- Bread Pudding … Want! 75 Things You Don't Need to Buy This brewery is turning into a park to help people socially distance What were you expecting? -- Black Liberty U. alums rebuke Falwell after blackface tweet The sixth mass extinction is happening faster than expected. Scientists say it's our fault Stan Culture Is Due a Reckoning. So Are the Celebrities They Worship June is Pride Month -- The History of Pride Month Celebrations -- Related: Rebellion! Stonewall -- (Adobe Flash Player) On June 28, 1969 at the Stonewall Inn, a police raid ignited a riot that changed history. Rebellion! Stonewall gives voice to those events and the impact that continues to resonate today. Lennie Niehaus, Jazz Player and Composer for Clint Eastwood Films, Dies at 90
  10. Williams made the comparison during a 2013 Reddit AMA (ask me anything) session in which a reader asked if the actor would come to Canada. Q: "Can you come to Canada so I can hug you? I love you for naming your daughter Zelda." Williams' response: "I will be there as soon as I can! You have to give me a more specific location, you are a big country. You are the kindest country in the world. You are like a really nice apartment over a meth lab."
  11. (((Peaches))) The Mr. Stunt's siblings (4) and their children (10) got themselves organized and are helping FIL. I caught a couple of hours of sleep at the office before I took over for the engineer -- It's been a while, but you don't forget. And caught a few hours of sleep on a patio lounge, while a niece sat on the patio watching MIL. Ran home for a shower, change of clothes, and back to the office this afternoon. The station managers were caught short with the L.A. curfew, and personnel wasn't prepared for 12 hour overnight shifts. It's better organized today and have better coverage. I got home just under the curfew wire (You DO NOT to engage the Los Angeles Police Department under any circumstances. Period.) Mr.Stunt and Thing2 were pacing the floor until I walked in the door, then the lecture started … Chastised … I can't wait to sleep in my own bed. It sounds like an interesting learning opportunity for you, and you can still hang on to your other jobs without penalty. Snaporaz' considerations are also a good place to sort out the pros and cons. Good luck, jewel.
  12. Los Angeles is a madhouse too. I had to have the district office and outlier stations boarded up, with security personnel to cover the 12 hour curfew. Overnight talent and engineers were upset, and I stayed to cover for the people who didn't make it. The owners of the panadería across the street stayed to protect their storefront; lovely people, we had hot food overnight. Gracias, Mamá Theresa. The tension and uncertainty is wearing. You're doing God's work, Petunia. MIL Stunt had a bad weekend; higher, sustained fever, increased congestion, broken capillaries just under the skin, weight loss, painful joints. I drove over after curfew to sit with FIL Stunt. She's uncomfortable and restive. He's miserable and exhausted. I had one of the nurse's check him; elevated blood pressure, no sleep, not eating, generally run down. SIL took him to the doctor's office. The doctor made a nursing schedule for him; shortened hours with MIL, exercise, meals, sleep. <sigh>
  13. In this photo taken with a wide angle lens, demonstrators sit in an intersection during a protest over the death of George Floyd, Saturday, May 30, 2020, in Los Angeles. Protests were held in U.S. cities over the death of Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) CNN Live Updates: George Floyd protests spread nationwide New York Times Live: George Floyd Protest Updates and Video Associated Press News Updates: America Protests US heads into a new week shaken by violence and pandemic History, right now: Echoes of 1968, and other American years Grand juries, explained Floyd Probe Echoes Barr's Oversight of Rodney King Case Dozens of cities across the country are imposing curfews. Do they work? -- Experts say curfews could backfire. 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Unrest devastates a city’s landmark street of diversity -- Related: Businesses damaged in Minneapolis and St. Paul after riots -- A look at Twin Cities businesses hit hard since Wednesday by looting and rioting following the Memorial Day death of George Floyd Protests force Target, CVS and Walmart to close some stores -- Related: Retailers already hit by coronavirus board up as U.S. protests rage These black men's experiences were caught on camera, spurring anger and action Use of force criticized in protests about police brutality Open season on the free press: Journalists targeted in attacks as U.S. protests rage Protesters toppled the statue of Edward Carmack outside the state Capitol after a peaceful demonstration turned violent, Sunday, May 31, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. Carmack was a politician in the early 1900s who wrote editorials lambasting the writings of prominent Tennessee civil rights journalist Ida B. Wells. He was fatally shot in 1908 by a political rival. 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The school, the only one inside the 1,200-sq. mile (3,100-sq. kilometer) Yosemite park, shut its doors in mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic like others across America and class has been convening online. But the pandemic hasn't stopped the presses on the school year's last edition of "The Yosemite Eye," a publication that has so charmed its community it boasts a circulation of nearly 5,000 copies. (Jamie Richards/National Park Service via AP) Dispatches from Yosemite: Alone with the bears and beauty Locals take back tourist-free Waikiki during pandemic People more important than the economy, pope says about Covid crisis Evictions loom as state freezes on rent payments expire Reverend William Taylor, top left, and local people standing with social distancing observe a 30 second silence during a remembrance event as they add the names of five people who recently died to the community "We Grieve" wall at Clapton Common, in London, Thursday, May 28, 2020. The "WE GRIEVE″ wall has become a focal point for people who gather Thursdays to remember those who have died during the coronavirus pandemic, and organizer Rev. William Taylor says that the community found that there was a need just to stand together to grieve.(AP Photo/Matt Dunham) Mass gatherings, erosion of trust upend coronavirus control -- Related: US cities fear protests may fuel new wave of virus outbreaks How the Pandemic May Have Readied Us for This Protest -- Mask-wearing used to read as disobedient. Now it reads as dutiful and protective. Many states scrambling to update hurricane plans for virus Virus taking hold in rural, old plantation region of Alabama Washington recovers $300M in fraudulent unemployment claims Infected workers, parts shortages slow auto factory restarts In this file photo taken on Sunday, May 10, 2020, Grave diggers wearing personal protective suits carry a coffin while burying a COVID-19 victim in the special purpose for coronavirus victims section of a cemetery in Kolpino, outside St.Petersburg, Russia. The Russian government on Friday May 29, 2020, released updated coronavirus statistics to include deaths of those who tested positive but died of other causes. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky, File) After criticism, Russia expands stats on virus-linked deaths Stranded in paradise: Hundreds of sailors stuck in Pacific The ’Non-Essential’ Business Owners Who Went Underground Was Your Cold in December Actually Coronavirus? 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