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Headlines 5 days before Election Day 2020

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Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are in Houston today. Another day of surges as the U.S. sets another singe-day record for new coronavirus cases, with more than 91,295 known infections, surpassing the previous record set last Friday. 500K weekly record this week as well for the U.S..  Here we are, just 5 days away from the Nov. 3 election and in the midst of another pandemic wave. No thanks to the pandemic, Amazon is up 197% in profits bc of pandemic delivery.  Yet many are still not wearing masks, saying hospitals are empty. Bozos aren't allowed to walk through ICUs. Those three that were killed in a knifing at a church in Nice, France ~ one of the most romantic places on earth and folks are being killed in cold blood on an average day, for not reason.  Europe is also surging in coronavirus cases. France, Spain, Germany,  Walmart today, announced they've removed all guns and ammo rom displays in all its U.S. stores, 'aiming' to head off any possible theft of firearms is the

Moon to become space gas station

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Our poor moon. Now the man in the moon is being put to work. 'The Dark Side of the Moon' will no longer be remember as just a hit album for Pink Floyd. NASA scientists today announced an earth-shattering discovery: there's quite a bit of frozen water on the sunless surface of the moon. In fact, according to two papers published Monday in the journal Nature Astronomy, the moon is littered with hidden patches.  Once drained and used by us greedy humans, could it crack? Shatter? Knowing it will now be violated for its resources is truly sad.  Now, the next steps: a rover will investigate 'water-rich' regions. There are also ambitions to send astronauts to establish a permanent base, which would be used as a layover on the way to Mars.  The detection of water on the lunar surface also means there's potential for mining water-ice, which would then be broken into oxygen and hydrogen to produce rocket fuel. Basically, the moon would become a space gas station. Do you

Texas tops list of scariest states

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Just ahead of All Hallows Eve, Forbes has the Top 10 scariest states in the Union and Texas tops the list with haunted locations such as the Alamo and the Driskill hotel.   California, Ohio, Michigan and Illinois round out the top five. Followed by Indiana, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma, New York and Virginia. What's the most haunted or spookiest location in your state, county or community? What are some of the stories surrounding the location? 

Another officer was shot to death in Houston this morning 14 days before the election, 7 months into the pandemic

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This is too much.  HPD veteran Sgt. Harold Preston was killed during a domestic violence call today.  Another officer, shot in the arm is expected to be alright. Just yesterday, HPD announced a Houston anti crime initiative. Friday morning, HFD arson detective Lemeul Bruce was shot to death while pursuing a potential arson suspect ~ here in the Heights. Near NW mall on 18th. A street I know well, and where I would not imagine this happening. My dad used to take me to JC Park down the street from where that happened. That park was across the street from General Electric he worked as a machinist.  To now link Bruce's death with this location, lace it into memory, is tough. This should not be happening.  The pandemic is causing so much chaos in this now normal way of life. Not new.  Wear your mask. Protect yourself and other people because the pandemic is not going away any time soon. Texas is still seeing 50K cases a day. It should have only 10K at most say experts.  A vaccine scient

TABC suspends 4 Houston bar, club liquor licenses for 30 days for not following pandemic protocol

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You have to know that  bars and clubs are under constant surveillance during this pandemic. No masks, no service is the rule - the new normal. You can drop "new" from that by now. It's been 7 months.  Now, the businesses issued an emergency order for a 30-day permit suspension are: Ampersand — Fort Worth (Bledsoe Street) Lux Lounge — Houston The Whippersnapper — Dallas The Standard — Houston Spire — Houston  Sol Billares — Houston Good! These places shouldn't even be open.  Also, violent crime is up 11% in Houston since the pandemic began. It's clearly driving so many mad after losing jobs, being cooped up and losing their homes. An increase in domestic violence is another terrible element increasing in Houston as well.

Getting me through Monday: Justin Bieber's "Lonely" and "Holy" SNL performances

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Good weekend! It's 15 days until Election Day. #VOTE #VOTElikeyourlifedependsonit. Aside, I know, I know. "Justin Bieber?" Yes, and this is undeniably relatable... Other than "money and fame at an early age." But hey, goes to show, you an still be lonely during the best of times. During a pandemic, loneliness is a factor everyone has to deal with on some level. I encourage you to call a friend. Pray. Go outside. Mainly, fight to be happy.  And I never thought of Beiber as gospel singer, but I really like this. I don't think of a person, I think of God when he sings, "the way you hold me." Hope this helps the start of your week as 40 million COVID-19 cases span the globe ~ with 29 states still reporting increasing. As 115M face the verge of extreme poverty this year. Also, after a teacher, Samuel Paty is beheaded in a terror attack near Paris. A place I've always dreamed of going, - until now. So, see? We all need a little '

Japan to discard 1.2M TONS of radioactive water from Fukushima disaster into ocean

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 If you eat fish, I have some bad news for you. The Japanese government  is planning to dump 1.2 million tons of contaminated water  from the Fukushima nuclear disaster into the ocean. The water has been kept in storage tanks since the 2011 disaster, which caused multiple meltdowns after the nuclear plant was hit by an earthquake and tsunami.  Tokyo Electric promised in 2018 to treat the water to remove radioactive particles. The decision has met resistance from Japan’s fishing industry and likely won’t go over well with its neighbors like South Korea.

Early voting is October 13-30

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This is all I have to say. I hope you will vote. That you will think of this country’s future and your family’s future when you VOTE in the most important election of our lifetime.

28 day till #ElectionDay2020

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ITS SIMPLY TOO MUCH. The President is literally holding the stimulus HOSTAGE. He won’t even talk about it, unless he WINS. God help us. This whole world is going up in flames, literally and figuratively.  I do try to think of the good in the world. Puppies. That’s literally all the good in the world. You better VOTE! If you get a chance, ride your bike around the Heights at night. The streets smell so good at night.  And also, enjoys many of the wonderfully lit homes with fun and creative Halloween decorations and scenes. Lighting and spook factor. It’s all pretty remarkable. 

30 Days Until #ElectionDay2020 - Trump, SNL, Chris Rock, and Jim Carey

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The season debut of SNL couldn't have been more on cue for what's happening in the world right now. Chris Rock is one of my favorite comedians and sums up - pretty much what I'm feeling right now. Jim Carey as Biden - Too perfect! Here's a look! Then of course they had to find a way to make us laugh with this play on names of attendees at a "super spreader" event.   Then Megan Thee Stallion performed "Savage"   I remember a time when people never cared to vote. Now we are 30 days out from the most important election of our lifetimes. Be sweet!

31 days until #ElectionDay2020

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At 11am Saturday morning, President Trump’s doctors just gave a statement on how he’s doing. Here's  the link  to that full video.  Keep checking heightstonian.com for developing updates.

32 days before Election Day 2020 This is a fascinating time to be alive. Surreal.

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Not fake news... or is it. Is this a political deterrent to draw sympathy. It’s wrong to wish him dead. He called it fake news for so long. Now we’re all watching him go through it.  I expect conspiracy theories. I also expect the truth. The only truth will be if he actually survives or the alternative. At this hour he is fatigued. With a temperature heading to a militaryHospital to be monitored by doctors over the next few days. 

32 days before the election

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This is too crazy NOT to document

32 days before ELECTION DAY, the POTUS & FLOTUS test positive for COVID-19

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Overnight, the president tweeted that he and the first lady have tested positive for COVID-19. At this point, debates are still scheduled.    On top of that, the First Lady says what she really feels about Christmas to a former assistant who went on CNN with this.  https://www.mediaite.com/trump/leaked-calls-reveal-melania-trumps-private-war-on-christmas-who-gives-a-fck-about-the-christmas-stuff/ This has to be the wildest year in American history in living memory.