Below the fold – April 6, 2021

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Below The Fold: The news that do not make the headlines but is important. By PL Hade

  1. Fox News pundit: It’s ‘puritanical’ to oppose Matt Gaetz having sex with underage girls
    • Top Fox New Advertisers: GlaxoSmithKline, Liberty Mutual, General Motors, Procter & Gamble, Intuit, NortonLifeLock, Nestle, Kraft Heinz, Progressive, Charles Schwab, Toyota, and Subaru.
  2. Officials fear ‘uncontrolled’ breach of Florida wastewater reservoir; hundreds evacuated”
    • The Florida Department of Environmental Protection said a break was detected Friday in one of the walls of a 77-acre pond that has a depth of 25 feet and holds millions of gallons of water containing phosphorus and nitrogen from an old phosphate plant.”
    • “DeSantis also said that the state has deployed pumps to assist in mitigating the stress on the damaged walls of the reservoir, significantly increasing the amount being discharged from the approximately 33 million gallons per day that have been pumped into Tampa Bay since Thursday.” (He didn’t mention what will happen to the water in the bay…)…/piney-point…/7083442002/
  3. “The corrupt trump campaign accounted for up to 3% of *ALL credit card fraud claims in the ENTIRE United States.*”
    • How Trump Steered Supporters Into Unwitting Donations: Online donors were guided into weekly recurring contributions. Demands for refunds spiked. Complaints to banks and credit card companies soared. But the money helped keep Donald Trump’s struggling campaign afloat.…/us/politics/trump-donations.html
  4. Yesterday the Mormons got a talking to: “We should never assert that a faithful Latter-day Saint cannot belong to a particular party or vote for a particular candidate.”
    • “Our loyalty is to the Constitution and its principles and processes, not to any office-holder.”—President Oaks Church of the Latter-day Saints
  5. What the NJ right is talking about: In response to a nasty post about Greta Thunberg “I demand that people stop listening to a girl who has been diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome, never completed her education, never answers questions, and does not understand that the residential electrical infrastructure cannot bear the load of charging electric cars.” Ellen Mogensen Marlton New Jersey
  6. .Covid19
    • 560,630 Americans have died of Covid19
    • NJ: 3284 new confirmed positives.
      • 609 probable positives
      • Rate of Transmission 1.08
      • Counties with highest positives: Essex 411, Middlesex 299, Bergen 292, Ocean 287, Hudson 275, Union 211, Monmouth 204
    • About Variants of the Virus that Causes COVID-19…/2019-ncov/transmission/variant.html
      • There are currently five VOCs in the United States:
      • Global Variant Reports
        • B.1.1.7: This variant was first identified in the US in December 2020. It was initially detected in the UK.
        • B.1.351: This variant was first identified in the US at the end of January 2021. It was initially detected in South Africa in December 2020.
        • P.1: This variant was first detected in the US in January 2021. P.1 was initially identified in travelers from Brazil, who were tested during routine screening at an airport in Japan, in early January.
        • B.1.427 and B.1.429: These two variants were first identified in California in February 2021 and were classified as VOCs in March 2021.
        • The New York variant is multiplying in NJ. “The mutation has traveled extensively through the metropolitan New York region, and individual cases have also been found in 14 other states, including Texas, Wyoming and Maryland, according to Gregory Armstrong, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advanced Molecular Detection Program.”…/new-york-covid-19-variant…
    • Note: If you haven’t gotten a vaccine appointment CVS releases their appointments at 12am each night.

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