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Consumers should be alert to new scams during coronavirus crisis

Agencies urge consumers to remain vigilent to phony deals during pandemic   When three Bradenton men were charged last month with selling a “miracle cure” for COVID-19, they joined a growing list of alleged scams tied to the coronavirus outbreak. In Florida, the Federal Trade Commission has received more than 9,300 reports of fraud from […]

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William Shatner is having a really hard time processing that he’s an ‘old white cis man’

Across tweets stretching several days, William Shatner sparred with LGBT+ Twitter users over the term cisgender, often shortened to cis. Across a volley of tweets stretching several days, William Shatner sparred with LGBT+ Twitter users over the term cisgender, often shortened to cis. The word “cis” can trudge up grievances among some people perhaps not […]

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Alec Baldwin hosts an Instagram live with notorious anti-vaxxer | indy100

  Alec Baldwin has been slammed after hosting an Instagram live with an anti-vaxxer, Robert F Kennedy. Jr (yes, who is related to the Kennedys). Kennedy and Baldwin appeared on Instagram live together late last week, and for an hour, Kennedy spread misinformation about vaccine safety, about the potential death toll from Covid-19 and cast […]

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Coronavirus: Poll says just 30% of Brits would definitely get vaccine – Business Insider

  Scientists warn that the UK government will have to convince people to get a vaccine amid significant levels of skepticism among Brits. Scientists say the UK government must fight misinformation to convince people to get a vaccine. Just 30% of Brits told an opinion poll that they would definitely get a coronavirus vaccine. 16% […]

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Oralism in the Deaf and Autistic Communities | Fierce Autie

  As a Hard of Hearing autistic adult, I think about this often. There are many overlaps in the autistic and Deaf communities. There are different sensory, diagnosis, difficulties and therapy experiences. There is certainly an overlap of experiences and history. Having experiences from both communities is a truly unique experience. Combining the Deaf and […]

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Virginia Officials Should Be Ashamed That Feds Had To Investigate How Inmate Starved To Death In Jail – Not Crowing About Consent Decree – Pete Earley

By Pete Early (8-6-20) The Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division has proposed a consent decree with the Hampton Roads Regional Jail Authority, hopefully closing one of Virginia’s most egregious chapters involving abuse of a prisoner with a serious mental illnesses. If approved by a judge, the jail will be required to implement numerous reforms, including better care […]

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Finding Cooper’s Voice is a sick joke. This isn’t Cooper’s Voice, this is his mother’s voice. 100% | Parenting Through The Fog

  If I ever start talking about my children like this somebody please slap the ever loving shit out of me. Calling this page Finding Cooper’s Voice is a sick joke. This isn’t Cooper’s Voice, this is his mother’s voice. 100%. That page has always been about her. Video after video, post after post, her […]