So it’s a bit odd to hear a U.S. representative seemingly brag about how well the Viet Cong performed, and suggest that armed civilians could and should do similar damage on American soil. Cawthorn’s comments follow remarks from Rep. Matt Gaetz wherein the Florida lawmaker lashed out at tech companies for harboring alleged conservative biases, telling supporters: “The internet’s hall monitors out in Silicon Valley, they think they can suppress us, discourage us. Maybe if you’re just a little less patriotic, maybe if you just conform to their way of thinking a little more, then you’ll be allowed to participate in the digital world. Well, you know what? Silicon Valley can’t cancel this movement, or this rally, or this congressman. We have a Second Amendment in this country, and I think we have an obligation to use it.” (Harlan Hill, a spokesman for Gaetz, has insisted that suggestions that the congressman was encouraging people to take up arms against Silicon Valley are “willful lies,” telling The Washington Post: “The wildly irresponsible mis-framing of the Congressman’s comments is designed to divide America and we demand it stops.” Gaetz has also said he was taken out of context.)
Source: Republican Congressman Madison Cawthorn Casually Suggests Armed Citizens Should Overthrow the Government | Vanity Fair
A couple in Madhya Pradesh has deployed four guards and six dogs to prevent the theft of two mango trees.
The orchardist couple Rani and Sankalp Parihar planted two mango saplings tears ago. However, little they had any idea the two mango saplings would develop and bore into unusual ruby-coloured mangoes, the Japanese Miyazaki, according to a report in HindustanTimes.https://b9748fceb7b8e6f27882840e4d195464.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html?n=0TRENDING STORIESSee All
Miyazaki mangoes are said to be one of the most expensive breeds of mangoes in the world. Also known as an egg of the sun, the Miyazaki mangoes sold at ₹2.70 lakh per kilogram in the international market last year, the daily said citing a Japanese media report.
Source: Are these Mango shaped Apples?? 🤔 – Bio-Blogger
At any given time, thousands of Texas prisoners have been approved for parole but not yet released. At least 42 of those people died in the 12 months after the coronavirus first swept the state.
Source: Dozens of Texas prisoners who died in the pandemic had been granted parole | The Texas Tribune
A COVID-19 outbreak at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, has infected over 100 people and killed one as hospital resources stretch to capacity.
An internal Embassy management notice on Thursday obtained by The Wall Street Journal and CNN confirmed 114 COVID-19 cases and one death among staff.
Source: 1 dead, over 100 infected in COVID-19 outbreak at U.S. Embassy in Kabul – UPI.com
“It breaks my heart,” said Tanikawa. “Because, as Black-indigenous-people of color, we can’t be fighting against each other. If we don’t fight the white supremacist structure, there’s just no way we’re gonna make it.” Source: “We Will Not Be Used”: Asian Americans Say They Won’t Demonize Black Americans – Gothamist