Below the fold – June 9, 2021

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

  1. In stunning move, Murphy to close scandal-ridden Edna Mahan state prison for women. — “In the wake of a series of rapes, attacks and other alleged abuse at New Jersey’s only women’s prison, Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday announced his intention to shut down the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women in Hunterdon County.”…/in-stunning-move-murphy-to-close…
  2. We can’t say they didn’t tell us:
    • June 4, 2021 on Bannon’s podcast: Texas AG Ken Paxton said that if he hadn’t been successful with lawsuits to block mail-in ballots, Trump definitely would have lost the election in Texas.
  3. Joe Manchin: Why I’m voting against the For the People Act“ — Today’s debate about how to best protect our right to vote and to hold elections, however, is not about finding common ground, but seeking partisan advantage.” Manchin will support the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.…/article_c7eb2551-a500…
  4. 9/11 and 1/6
    • How an American nightmare becomes real. Dr. Tim Snyder — “The scenario then goes like this. The Republicans win back the House and Senate in 2022, in part thanks to voter suppression. The Republican candidate in 2024 loses the popular vote by several million and the electoral vote by the margin of a few states. State legislatures, claiming fraud, alter the electoral count vote. The House and Senate accept that altered count. The losing candidate becomes the president. We no longer have “democratically elected government.” And people are angry.”
    • “If your platform is that elections do not work, you are saying that you intend to come to power some other way.”
  5. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm warns US adversaries have the capability to shut down the power grid: “I think that there are very malign actors who are trying even as we speak” CNN
  6. A lesson to take into the 2022 election:
    • McAllen Texas just elected a GOP Mayor. McAllen is 85% Hispanic. Apparently the GOP was working hard and the Ds weren’t.
  7. Post Election Analysis
    • In part, the study found, Democrats fell short of their aspirations because many House and Senate candidates failed to match Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s support with voters of color who loathed Mr. Trump but distrusted the Democratic Party as a whole. Those constituencies included Hispanic voters in Florida and Texas, Vietnamese American and Filipino American voters in California, and Black voters in North Carolina.”
    • “Win or lose, self-described progressive or moderate, Democrats consistently raised a lack of strong Democratic Party brand as a significant concern in 2020,” the report states. “In the absence of strong party branding, the opposition latched on to G.O.P. talking points, suggesting our candidates would ‘burn down your house and take away the police.”…/2020…/871b6e27d1b7c544/full.pdf
  8. Biden G7, NATO to-do list: unite allies, fight autocracy, attack COVID-19…/biden-g7-nato-to-do-list…/…
  9. Covid19
    • 601,056. Americans have died of Covid19
    • 26,247 New Jerseyans have died of Covid19
    • NJ
      • The 35-49 year old age group has had the most reported Covid19 cases.
      • The 65+ age group has had the most reported deaths.
      • In New Jersey Essex County has had the most deaths followed by Bergen and Middlesex Counties.
      • 4,372,532 New Jerseyans have been fully vaccinated
      • 5,036,997 New Jerseyans have had at least one vaccine dose.
      • People who wore masks were less likely to get sick
      • “Turns out that wearing a mask and social distancing really weren’t a waste of time.”
      • Wore a mask all the time – positivity rate. 11%
      • Never wore a mask – positivity rate 23%
      • I am hearing from people in the medical profession that they are beginning to see a lot more kids with Covid19 in the hospitals. Just keep an eye on those statistics.
      • Scientists have identified a small molecule drug, diABZI, that potently inhibits infection in both cell cultures and mice models. Just one dose, delivered intranasally, could prevent and treat Covid-19.…/new-drug-may-bypass-sars…/…

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