The Avenger comments

Posted in: U.S. hits 70% vaccination rate -- a month late, amid a surge See in context

Congratulations to President Biden for his leadership in achieving this target.

He may have missed July 4th by a month but with most of the GOP and entire news channels like Fox and NEWSMAX and OAN bleating anti-vaccine propaganda 24/7 ... it's still a great achievement.

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Posted in: U.S. to take in thousands more Afghan refugees See in context

Voting for president Biden was one of the best decisions of my life.

This is good, especially to those who helped our armed forces. They deserve a fresh start here.

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Posted in: Graham 1st vaccinated senator to test positive for COVID-19 See in context

So in other words, the vaccine is working.

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Posted in: Tokyo reports 2,195 coronavirus cases; nationwide tally 8,393 See in context

Japan's COVID-19 cases rise 87% during first week of Olympics

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Posted in: Official: Belarus sprinter receives Polish humanitarian visa See in context

Poland is ready to help Kryscina Tsimanouskaya a Belarusian athlete ordered by the Lukashenka regime to return form Olympic Games to Minsk. She was offered a humanitarian visa and is free to pursue her sporting career in Poland if she so chooses.

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Posted in: Troops to enforce Sydney lockdown as Brisbane extends virus curbs See in context

Authorities have been struggling to stop the spread of the highly infectious Delta variant in Sydney -- and ensure that residents follow containment rules -- with more than 3,600 cases recorded since mid-June.

CDC: Vaccinated people spread COVID-19 Delta variant as easily as unvaccinated

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Posted in: Troops to enforce Sydney lockdown as Brisbane extends virus curbs See in context

You know if you force the authorities to choose between national survival and your bizarre idea of your personal freedom, guess which one is going to win out? Your dangerous misbehavior is going to boomerang on you, a self-fulfilling prophecy of repression.

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Posted in: U.S., UK and Israel blame Iran for ship attack; Tehran denies it See in context

In his statement, Raab said it was “highly likely” Iran attacked the tanker with one or more drones.

As soon as I saw the claim from Raab, I knew it was highly likely that this was highly likely to be highly likely.

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Posted in: Kim's sister warns S Korea-U.S. drills will rekindle tensions See in context

The U.S.-led diplomacy aimed at persuading North Korea to abandon its nuclear program in return for economic and political rewards hasn’t made progress since a second summit between Kim Jong Un and then-President Donald Trump broke down because of disputes over U.S.-led sanctions in early 2019.

Trump walked into enemy territory N. Korea and praised dictator Kim Jong un.

Trump saluted the top N. Korean General.

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Posted in: Anger mounts as Biden, Congress allow eviction ban to expire See in context

How long is "long enough?" Most landlords aren't owners of huge apartment complexes. They are often your neighbors, people who have chosen to invest for their retirement in rental property instead of the stock market.

Good luck to those who are impacted by this. It’s gonna get real ugly out there.

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Posted in: Fauci warns more pain and suffering ahead as COVID cases rise in U.S. See in context

What's the *****problem? Get vaccinated and wear a mask when around others.

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Posted in: Florida breaks record with more than 21,000 new COVID cases See in context

Is it a HIPAA Violation to Ask for Proof of Vaccine Status?

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA)

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Posted in: Japan's 1st commercial-use quantum computer starts operations See in context

Once practical, the first task of quantum computers will be to start cracking encryption. Pretty much guaranteed.

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Posted in: Tenants prepare for unknown as U.S. eviction moratorium ends See in context

My state stepped up. If you have applied for assistance you wont be evicted. Gives time for the backlog of applications to be processed and the 43 billion in available aid to be dispersed.

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Posted in: Florida breaks record with more than 21,000 new COVID cases See in context

It's worth noting the number lost to Covid in Florida now exceeds the number of votes DeSantis won by in the last election.


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Posted in: Russia blames space station lab incident on software failure See in context

Seems like all is good to go with no panic. Great job to the ISS crew! Also, congratulations to Russia for the new module! Awesome!

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Posted in: New York's Broadway mandates vaccines, masks for all shows See in context

More and more parts of society will be closed off to the unvaccinated.

Looks like Cleetus and Brandeen won't be attending this year.

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Posted in: U.S. Navy says drone strike hit oil tanker off Oman, killing 2 See in context

My sympathies to the families and friends of the innocent UK and Romanian victims.

I would guess that all oil tankers are connected to at least one billionaire.

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Posted in: Justice Dept says IRS must give Trump tax returns to Congress See in context

The extent of Trump's non-billionaire status will be hysterical to watch.

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Posted in: 6 people test positive for COVID-19 after Caribbean cruise See in context

Colombian COVID variant already spreading in South Florida

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Posted in: China accuses BBC of 'fake news' over floods reporting See in context

Everyone in the subway photos and videos you may have seen is dead.

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Posted in: Vaccinated Americans are getting angry at holdouts See in context

After December 31, 2021, CDC will withdraw the request to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) of the CDC 2019-Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Real-Time RT-PCR Diagnostic Panel, the assay first introduced in February 2020 for detection of SARS-CoV-2 only. CDC is providing this advance notice for clinical laboratories to have adequate time to select and implement one of the many FDA-authorized alternatives.

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Posted in: Congress passes bill to fund Capitol security, Afghan visas See in context

Biden and the Democrats - getting stuff done for America and Americans

Today only 11 House Republicans voted to defund the Capitol Police, way down from the 207 Republicans who voted to defund the Capitol Police just yesterday.

What changed?

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Posted in: Biden to allow eviction moratorium to expire Saturday See in context

There is no need for an eviction ban anymore. It's not fair or equal for the property owner. If you cant pay your rent by now, you never will. Go to Government housing and not private.

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Posted in: Biden steps up efforts to fight virus surge fueled by Delta variant See in context

If you don't want to get vaccinated you have to submit to testing. Not that big of a deal.

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Posted in: Israeli lawmakers urge Ben & Jerry's to drop settlement ban See in context

The Israeli government has formed a special task force to pressure Ben & Jerry's ice cream and its parent company Unilever to reverse their decision to boycott Israeli settlements in the West Bank

Israel creates a "task force" to make sure that the illegal Israeli's settlers in the Occupied Territories get their favorite ice cream.

Because stealing land, bulldozing homes and oppressing people just aren't as much fun without Ben and Jerry's.

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Posted in: Kono says gov't trying to reach young adults to combat vaccine misinformation See in context

He said officials will turn to the internet to get the message out to young adults and work to combat vaccine misinformation.

My friend got the vaccine and he said he got stuck to the refrigerator for three days.

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Posted in: Blinken decries swastika vandalism in State Dept elevator See in context

I would bet money that there is a surveillance camera in that elevator.

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Posted in: Biden accuses Russia trying to disrupt 2022 elections See in context

Russia is planting the information. Right wingers are spreading it.

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Posted in: CDC changes course on indoor masks in some parts of U.S. See in context

President Joe Biden will announce on Thursday a requirement that all federal employees and contractors be vaccinated against Covid-19, or be required to submit to regular testing and mitigation requirements, according to a source with direct knowledge of the matter.

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