Below the fold – July 1, 2021

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

  1. South Dakota is sending National Guard Troops to the border. Private donors are funding the deployment. (Essentially that makes them mercenaries.) https://www.politico.com/…/willis-johnson-us-mexico…
  2. Attorney General Gurbir Grewal will announce his resignation to take a position with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. https://newjerseyglobe.com/…/grewal-resigning-to-join-sec/
  3. Toyota’s response to the Axios story: “We do not believe it is appropriate to judge members of Congress solely based on their votes on the electoral certification.” Toyota leads companies in election-objector donations https://www.axios.com/toyota-leads-donations-among…
  4. A park commission in Mobile, Alabama cancelled a July 3 event where Donald Trump was scheduled as the keynote speaker after the chairman claimed the event was becoming ‘too partisan.’ (Or perhaps they figured out that they’d never be paid for the security and clean up – but that’s speculation.) https://www.dailymail.co.uk/…/Alabama-officials-CANCELS…
  5. A day late and a dollar short: William Barr Speaks
  6. The American Journal of Public Health published the most comprehensive review to date of “Stand Your Ground” laws, and concluded that these laws don’t improve public safety and actually lead to increases in violent crime and homicide. https://ajph.aphapublications.org/…/AJPH.2020.306101
  7. “I REPRESENT WHAT THEY WANT”: TRUMP’S FIRST POST PRESIDENTIAL RALLY WAS A DARK WARNING
  8. She predicted the blue wave — now she’s trying to prevent a big red one
  9. “Leaked membership data from the neo-Confederate Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) organization has revealed that the organization’s members include serving military officers, elected officials, public employees, and a national security expert whose CV boasts of ‘Department of Defense Secret Security Clearance’.” https://www.theguardian.com/…/neo-confederate-group…
  10. The Unique Terror of Being a COVID Scientist After Jan. 6 https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-unique-terror-of-being…https://www.politico.com/…/willis-johnson-us-mexico…

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Below the fold – July 1, 2021

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