Usher’s News & Analysis for Sept. 19, 2020

Removing police department accountability practices from collective bargaining and overhauling the police decertification law will result in meaningful change across the state.

Personally, I think governments should not execute collective-bargaining agreements with police but rather vastly increase police pay, benefits, and ethical requirements and let the chips fall where they may.

Anne Levinson: For Real Police Accountability, Here Are Two State Laws We Must Change | PubliCola

The rule of selfishness is that the weak are expendable, but that is weak.

These countries crushed covid-19 — but are now reporting higher infection rates than the U.S.

Getting a flu shot or not should be your choice. In the interest of disclosure, I've had one in my life. That was well over 20 years ago. It made me feel terrible. Right now, I do not intend on ever getting another. That said, I remain fully open to flu vaccines being sufficiently improved (meaning, I am not, nor have I ever been, an anti-vaxxer). Of course, I am in no rush to get a COVID-19 vaccine.

I refuse to be stampeded. I demand total transparency by the vaccine manufacturers and the governmental regulatory bodies that should be conducting proper oversight. I will never simply take the manufacturers' words for it (that there's nothing to worry about and that it is always better to spend money on and to risk health via their vaccines).

I've read way too much about what has happened around the world and in the US about what's really happened to people at the hands of manufacturers and lax regulators spinning in and out of the revolving doors from the government to the industry and back.

You should thoroughly check out the history of the industry if you haven't. You'll be shocked and sickened if you're still your own person.

Preliminary Injunction Motion Filed in the UC Flu Mandate Case

By making these documents public, outside experts said they would be able to hold the companies accountable if they changed the way they analyzed the results.

Vaccine Makers Keep Safety Details Quiet, Alarming Scientists

If you read only from the US, mainstream, corporate "news," you will only be reading things filtered through a CIA lens designed to dupe you. The whole truth will be censored out. You've be fed half-truths and less.

Julian Assange should be someone you consider a very brave hero who wants you to know the whole truth currently being deliberately withheld from you.

Khaled El Masri Stands Up To CIA Intimidation, Supports Assange During Extradition Trial

Jackson County Judge Joel Fehestock found in favor of the tenants, who sued KM-T.E.H. Realty 8 and Michael Fein last year for ignoring complaints about roach and rat infestations, raw sewage, a lack of air conditioning and heat, and apartment ceilings that had collapsed at the 169-unit complex ....

Kansas City Tenants Awarded $52M in Suit Over ‘Horrendous’ Living Conditions

This is not to mention many experts consider 5G a serious health-risk. Just saying.

At this point, 5G is a bad joke

At this point, until we slow, stop, and sufficiently reverse Global Warming, the US needs a US Fire Service comparable to the US Army but designed to fight fires, not kill people.

'Climate Floods. Climate Droughts. Climate Fires': Interactive Map Illustrates How Planetary Crisis Threatens Every Corner of US

"Vocational training centers" that make Alcatraz look like a cakewalk:

... there have been anti-Muslim issues. The over 1 million people estimated to have been sent for political re-education cannot be explained away by 'labour' and 'employment'," he said.

China defends its 'vocational training centres' in Xinjiang white paper

Ouch: Bidengate?

Leaked 2016 Call Reveals Joe Biden Risked National Security To Sabotage Trump

These people were lucky the bank made the right move. However, it's strange that the breach isn't being made public by supplying the name of the breached firm.

Insurance Firm Suffers Cyber Attack

In 2009, progressives rightly pushed for and ended up getting a payroll tax "holiday." It wasn't designed to be a permanent cut, though. Trump has clearly stated that he wants to fund SS via the general fund. Therefore, it's not really a "fair hit" if it doesn't state what Trump has said. However, even though funding SS from the general fund would be great, who can trust the deficit hawks to come? I can't.

Krystal and Saagar: New Sleeper Biden Ad Is Most Devastating Attack On Trump Yet