Tuesday, March 21, 2023

DoorDash driver asked her to pay for his gas

From: Debbie M.
Sent: March 21, 2023
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Subject: Fw: DoorDash driver asked her to pay for his gas

A DoorDash customer has alleged that her delivery driver requested payment for the gas he bought to transport her Chick-fil-A order. This incident adds to the growing list of DoorDash-related controversies, including drivers calling out customers who don't tip and refusing orders that don't meet their minimum payout requirements. Meanwhile, some customers have publicly criticized unprofessional behavior by drivers, such as one woman who caught a DoorDasher eating her food. In this case, the customer claims that the driver handed her his gas receipt along with the delivery order, sparking a viral response online.

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Thursday, March 16, 2023

2.5 tonnes of natural uranium missing in Libya's ungoverned site, warns UN

From: Derick S.
Sent: March 16, 2023
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Subject: Fw: 2.5 tonnes of natural uranium missing in Libya's ungoverned site, warns UN

The United Nations has revealed that 2.5 tonnes of natural uranium have gone missing in an undisclosed location in southern Libya, which is not under government control. The discovery was made last week after a routine inspection by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The IAEA says it has struggled to gain regular access to the region due to continued fighting between the two factions controlling the country since Muammar Gaddafi was removed from power in 2011. The UN has stated that the loss of knowledge about the current location of nuclear material may present a radiological risk as well as nuclear security concerns.

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Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Family Seeks Federal Probe into Dismembered Mississippi Man's Death After Claims of Racial Targeting

From: Alice W.
Sent: March 15, 2023
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Subject: Fw: Family Seeks Federal Probe into Dismembered Mississippi Man's Death After Claims of Racial Targeting

Rasheem Carter
Rasheem Carter, a Black man from Mississippi who reported being targeted by white men before going missing in October, was found dead and dismembered. His family seeks a federal probe into his death. Attorney Ben Crump revealed the findings of an autopsy report, which stated that the cause and manner of Carter's death are undetermined. Crump and co-counsel Carlos Moore have called for the Department of Justice to open a federal investigation. The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is assisting in the case, while the Smith County Sheriff's Department remains the lead agency.

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US drone-Russian fighter jet collision raises concerns over sensitive technology

From: Sue N.
Sent: March 15, 2023
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Subject: Fw: US drone-Russian fighter jet collision raises concerns over sensitive technology

US drone-Russian fighter jet collision
A US drone collided with a Russian fighter jet over the Black Sea. The MQ-9 Reaper drone was conducting a routine surveillance mission when the Russian Su-27 fighter jet dumped fuel on the drone, flew around and in front of it several times, and then collided with its propeller. Both sides accused the other of the collision, and the drone has not been recovered yet. The Pentagon declined to say whether any effort was underway to gather debris or pieces of the drone. The collision was a rare incident that raised concerns about the possibility that Russia could recover sensitive technology.

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Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Portland's Homelessness Crisis Worsens Due to City's Approach, Says Drug Counselor

From: Dan B.
Sent: March 14, 2023
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Subject: Fw: Portland's Homelessness Crisis Worsens Due to City's Approach, Says Drug Counselor

The homeless crisis in Portland, Oregon, is being exacerbated by the city's approach to homelessness, according to drug counselor Kevin Dahlgren. Dahlgren, who has 27 years of experience in social services, said the city was taking a "Band-Aid" approach by incentivizing people to sleep on the streets, and argued that activists who are allowed to set up empty tents on the street are not helping. 
While only 3% of Portland's unhoused population is in housing or shelters or jail or a nursing facility, the city's older homeless population continues to grow, according to Fox Business' Kennedy.

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Monday, March 13, 2023

South Carolina deputies suspended after one shot colleague during training exercise

From: Frank B.
Sent: March 13, 2023
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Subject: Fw: South Carolina deputies suspended after one shot colleague during training exercise

Two Greenville, South Carolina sheriff's deputies were suspended after one of them accidentally shot the other in the foot during a February training session. 



The two were participating in an exercise hosted by a neighbouring sheriff's office that involved firing blank rounds. During the exercise, one of the deputies fired a blank in the direction of the other. The second deputy, who had switched his training firearm for his service weapon, then fired his weapon, hitting his colleague in the foot. The deputies were suspended with pay for 10 days and will undergo remedial training on proper firearm handling while on duty.

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US Officials Stop Hundreds of Migrants Trying to Enter from Mexico

From: Kim N.
Sent: March 13, 2023
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Subject: Fw: US Officials Stop Hundreds of Migrants Trying to Enter from Mexico

US officials prevented a large group of mostly Venezuelan migrants from entering the country from Mexico on Sunday after they broke through Mexican lines to demand asylum in the US. Frustrated with securing appointments to seek asylum using a new US government app, the migrants gathered at the frontier in Ciudad Juarez but were unable to breach the crossing connecting the two countries. 


Many of the migrants had small children with them. At one point, some migrants attempted to hurl an orange, plastic barrier at the US line, while some people said pepper spray was deployed to repel them.

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Wednesday, March 1, 2023

FBI Director Suggests COVID-19 "Most Likely" Originated from Chinese Lab

From: Robert J.
Sent: March 1, 2023
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Subject: Fw: FBI Director Suggests COVID-19 "Most Likely" Originated from Chinese Lab

FBI Director Christopher Wray has stated that it is likely that COVID-19 originated from a lab in Wuhan, China. Wray added that the Chinese government has been obstructing investigations into the virus’s origins. His comments follow the Department of Energy's assessment that COVID-19 was likely caused by an accidental lab leak in China. The FBI has specialists who focus on the dangers of biological threats, which include novel viruses like COVID-19. The National Intelligence Council has assessed "low confidence" that COVID-19 was deliberately
 engineered, but could not rule out the possibility of accidental lab leakage. Other investigations into the origins of the virus are ongoing, including the World Health Organization’s investigation, which concluded that the virus probably originated from bats and was transmitted to humans through an intermediate animal.

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Monday, February 27, 2023

Surveillance on the Rise: Controversial Company SkyCop Sells Advanced Systems to US Police Departments!

From: Kevin D.
Sent: February 26, 2023
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Subject: Fw: Surveillance on the Rise: Controversial Company SkyCop Sells Advanced Systems to US Police Departments!

Memphis Police Department's system of over 2,000 “SkyCop” cameras is under scrutiny due to privacy concerns raised by community leaders after the fatal beating of Tyre Nichols on 7 January. SkyCop is a privately-owned Memphis-based company that has a concentrated law enforcement presence throughout Tennessee and in Alabama and Mississippi. 

Each camera records at all times and can be accessed by police officers or an employee at Memphis’ Real-Time Crime Center. While some community leaders say the city-wide surveillance system helps deter and prosecute crime, others argue that the robust network of cameras invades citizens’ privacy and does not actually make anyone safer. An investigation by the Daily Memphian in 2021 found that the cameras “rarely have helped in solving a crime.”

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Friday, February 24, 2023

Study highlights need for more inclusive eating disorder treatment for transgender and nonbinary people

From: Gene S.
Sent: February 24, 2023
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Subject: Fw: Study highlights need for more inclusive eating disorder treatment for transgender and nonbinary people

transgender and nonbinary people
Eating disorder treatment for transgender and nonbinary people can be complicated, with a lack of representation in research and limited access to gender-affirming care. This can lead to misdiagnosis or mistreatment of disordered eating behaviors. A study published in the International Journal of Eating Disorders highlights the need for more inclusive and affirming care for this population. 
Recommendations include expanding research to include transgender and nonbinary people, screening for gender dysphoria and body dysmorphia in treatment, and providing gender-affirming care such as hormone therapy and surgery. Mental health providers can also benefit from education and training on gender identity and its impact on eating disorders. Overall, providing compassionate and individualized care is essential for effective treatment of eating disorders in transgender and nonbinary individuals.

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https://19thnews.org

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Thursday, February 23, 2023

Is TikTok Spying on You? US Congress Considers Ban Over Privacy Scandal!

From: Paul K.
Sent: February 23, 2023
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Subject: Fw: Is TikTok Spying on You? US Congress Considers Ban Over Privacy Scandal!

Is TikTok Spying on You?
The United States Congress is considering a ban on TikTok and other Chinese-owned social media apps due to concerns over privacy and data security. The proposed legislation, titled the "No TikTok on Government Devices Act," would prohibit federal employees from downloading and using TikTok on government-issued devices.

The concerns over TikTok's data security stem from the fact that the app is owned by ByteDance, a Chinese company. The Chinese government has a history of using technology for surveillance and censorship purposes, leading to fears that TikTok could be sharing user data with the Chinese government.

TikTok has repeatedly denied these allegations and has even taken steps to distance itself from its Chinese ownership. In an effort to address these concerns, TikTok has announced that it will be opening a "transparency center" in the US where outside experts can review its data privacy practices.

However, the proposed ban has garnered bipartisan support in Congress, with lawmakers expressing concern over TikTok's data practices and potential national security risks. Some have even gone as far as to call for a broader ban on Chinese-owned technology companies, citing the need to protect American national security interests.

The debate over TikTok's privacy and data security highlights the growing concerns over the use of technology for surveillance and data collection. As more and more of our personal information is shared online, it is becoming increasingly important for users to understand how their data is being used and to take steps to protect their privacy.

While the outcome of the proposed ban is uncertain, it underscores the need for companies to be transparent about their data practices and for users to be aware of the potential risks of sharing their information online. As technology continues to advance, it is up to both individuals and policymakers to take steps to protect our privacy and security in the digital age.

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Are Your Pennies Secretly Worth Millions? San Antonio Coin Dealer Reveals Shocking Truth

From: Jimmy G.
Sent: February 23, 2023
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Subject: Fw: Are Your Pennies Secretly Worth Millions? San Antonio Coin Dealer Reveals Shocking Truth

A San Antonio-based coin dealer, Ryan Goldin, says that some pennies produced in the late 1980s and early 1990s could be worth millions of dollars. The pennies in question are rare examples of small-size coin blanks that were accidentally left in the presses and not stamped with the obverse or reverse designs. These blanks are referred to as "planchets" by coin collectors, and their value can range from a few hundred dollars to millions depending on their rarity and condition. 
Goldin said that the value of these pennies has been steadily increasing in recent years, and he expects them to continue to appreciate in the future. While it is unlikely that the average person will find a rare penny in their pocket, the article notes that it's always a good idea to be aware of the value of one's possessions.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2023

You Won't Believe What the Pentagon Says About Poppy Seed Bagels and Drug Tests!

From: Kim N.
Sent: February 22, 2023
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Subject: Fw: You Won't Believe What the Pentagon Says About Poppy Seed Bagels and Drug Tests!

According to a new report, the Pentagon has issued a memo warning about the consumption of poppy seed bagels, stating that they could result in a false positive drug test. The memo, issued by the Department of Defense's Drug Testing Program, states that poppy seeds can cause a positive test for opiates, which could lead to disciplinary action for military personnel. 


The memo advises military personnel to avoid consuming poppy seed products for at least 24 hours before taking a drug test. While the memo acknowledges that poppy seeds contain only a small amount of opiates, it warns that the amount is enough to trigger a positive result on a drug test. The report notes that this is not a new issue, with other government agencies such as the FBI and CIA having previously warned about the potential for false positive drug tests caused by poppy seeds.

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https://www.vice.com

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