Michigan Voters Discuss The Terrorist Plot Against Gov. Whitmer: ‘Absolutely Despicable’…


Date: October 12, 2020

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“Voters in Detroit discuss the rise of white supremacist and anti-government militias in Michigan with MSNBC’s Ali Velshi during the fifth stop of the “Velshi Across America 2020” tour, covering eight swing states before the election.

Michigan Voters Discuss The Terrorist Plot Against Gov. Whitmer: ‘Absolutely Despicable’”

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GOP Panics, Trump Support COLLAPSES Nationally…


Date: October 12, 2020

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“New polls are putting heavy stress on the Republican Party.

Trump’s Struggles Ripple Across the Sun Belt, Endangering G.O.P. Stronghold
President Trump is fading nationally as he alienates women, seniors and suburbanites, polls show. But private G.O.P. surveys show he is in close races in solidly red states, too.

Citation:
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/09/us/politics/trump-biden-sun-belt.html

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Trump Spits On Popular Vote In Election Plot…


Date: October 12, 2020

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“The Trump campaign plans to carry out this scary plot no matter the 2020 election results.

Trump campaign officials and legal advisers are reportedly preparing to appoint their own state electors as a way to secure victory in a contested election, a move that would precipitate an unprecedented constitutional crisis.

The country will in all likelihood not know the outcome of the presidential election on Election Day. It is likely, given a raft of threatening public statements from President Trump, that he will reject unfavorable results.

The president is not directly elected by the people — the official votes are cast by electors on behalf of the voters in their states. Though states have historically chosen their electors by popular vote, the Constitution does not mandate that, saying only that a state shall appoint its electors “in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct.”

Every state has allowed its voters to make the call in every election since the late 1800s. But in 2000, the Supreme Court held in Bush v. Gore that the states “can take back the power to appoint electors.”
According to a Sept. 23 article in The Atlantic, campaign advisers to Trump, in conjunction with Republican state leaders, are preparing to test this theory. Sources in the Republican Party, at both state and national levels, say that the campaign is considering a plan to “bypass” the popular vote results and install its own electors in key battleground states where the legislatures are controlled by Republicans.

Citation:
https://www.salon.com/2020/10/06/trump-campaign-discussing-plans-to-appoint-its-own-state-electors-no-matter-the-results-report/

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Pro-Lifers Turning From Trump?…


Date: October 12, 2020

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“Will pro-lifers turn away from Trump after he used the experimental treatment he got in the hospital?

One of President Donald Trump’s COVID-19 treatments was developed using testing with cells that originally came from an abortion, a common process that the Trump administration has tried to restrict.

The treatment was an experimental antibody cocktail made by the American biotech company Regeneron. The company confirmed to the MIT Technology Review that its testing involved using cells that were originally obtained from a fetus aborted in the 1970s, though those cells were not used to make the treatment.

Trump announced his coronavirus diagnosis early Friday and spent three nights at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, where he received supplemental oxygen, a steroid typically used in severe COVID-19 cases, and the experimental antibody cocktail.

In a video from the hospital, Trump called the treatments he was getting — which most Americans do not have access to — “miracles coming down from God.

Citation:
https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-coronavirus-treatment-regeneron-tested-cells-derived-abortion-2020-10

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Trump FORCED Walter Reed Doctors To Do THIS…


Date: October 12, 2020

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“Trump asked Walter Reed doctors to sign nondisclosure agreements in 2019.

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump required personnel at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center to sign nondisclosure agreements last year before they could be involved with treating him, according to four people familiar with the process.

During a surprise trip to Walter Reed on Nov. 16, 2019, Trump mandated signed NDAs from both physicians and nonmedical staff, most of whom are active-duty military service members, these people said. At least two doctors at Walter Reed who refused to sign the NDAs were subsequently not permitted to have any involvement in the president’s care, two of the people said.

Citation:
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/trump-asked-walter-reed-doctors-sign-non-disclosure-agreements-2019-n1242293

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They’re Ending The Walking Dead: How Will The Walking Dead End?…


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Date: October 11, 2020

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“After more than a decade on the small screen, AMC’s zombie horror series The Walking Dead is coming to an end. As the network announced in September 2020, The Walking Dead’s upcoming 11th season will serve as its last, airing in late 2022 with 24 episodes — quadruple the amount that its first season had.

The overarching franchise will continue on with the well-established spin-off series Fear the Walking Dead, the soon-to-launch limited series spin-off The Walking Dead: World Beyond, a trio of feature films centered around former hero Rick Grimes, another spin-off focused on Daryl and Carol, and a character-focused anthology series entitled Tales of the Walking Dead.

It’s exciting that the franchise, overseen by former Walking Dead showrunner Scott M. Gimple, is finding new life in more and more projects, but there’s no denying that the show’s conclusion will mark the end of an era. In total, 31 episodes stand between fans and the end of The Walking Dead. What might the finale episode look like? Let’s speculate.

Robert Kirkman’s long-running Walking Dead comic series delivered its final volume back in late July 2019, when The Walking Dead was in between its ninth and tenth seasons. As with many page-to-screen adaptations, the series has deviated from its source material, changing up certain plot lines and character arcs.

Issues 192 and 193 of The Walking Dead encapsulate the ending of the comics’ run, and what happens within them would be impossible to perfectly recreate for the show because of the changes the series’ team made prior to that point.

In Issue 192, Rick meets his end at the hands of one of his enemies. Rick’s son Carl is, sadly, the one who must put Rick’s re-animated corpse down for good. The Walking Dead issue 193, the very last of them all, picks up several years after those fateful events. Carl’s all grown up, married to a woman named Sophia, and raising a daughter of his own. The final frame of the comics shows adult Carl regaling his daughter with stories of her grandpa, the brave and noble Rick Grimes. The end.

Now, this exact finale can’t happen on the show. For starters, Andrew Lincoln’s Rick Grimes isn’t around anymore, and hasn’t been since season 9, when everyone believed he died. He was then seen being taken to a “safe place” via helicopter, so we know he’s still out there somewhere. Lincoln could return for the Walking Dead finale, of course, but it feels more likely that the next place fans will see Rick’s face is in the first of his three standalone movies.

Then there’s the fact that Carl died on The Walking Dead before his father left, having met a tragic demise in season 8, while his would-be wife Sophia has been out of the picture since season 2. Another key player within the comic’s finale will also be totally out of the picture on the show — Michonne actress Danai Gurira is set to exit after season 10.

That considered, though, a finale similar to the comic’s could play out on The Walking Dead. Rick’s daughter Judith is still very much alive on the series, so it’s possible she could stand in for Carl on the show’s finale. In the same vein, Michonne and Rick also share a son, R.J., who could be the grown-up fans see telling his daughter tales of the great Rick Grimes upon the series’ end.

For his part, Gimple has said that the Walking Dead team plans to adapt the comics’ finale the best that it can, and acknowledges that there will be challenges in the adaptation because the show isn’t going to kill off Rick. He also offered up some remarks that possibly hint at the series ending on a positive, hopeful note, telling Deadline in October 2019:

“I knew that Robert had been working toward a finale, and he had mentioned some ballpark aspects, but he held back a lot because he knew I wouldn’t want spoilers […] The biggest thing is we will tell that finale story one day […] Honoring the aspects of [the broader] finale story without the death of Rick Grimes will be a challenge to our storytelling.”

When asked why the Walking Dead television adaptation changed so much from its comic source material, Gimple responded that it had a lot to do with wanting to preserve the feeling a reader gets when discovering something in the comic. He explained:

“If Robert has a surprise on the page, we might change things on the screen only so we can get to that surprise in [a] way that protected it so people can’t predict it. That remains the job even when the stories are new and even when stories aren’t directly related to the comic: to capture the spirit of the comic […] I always want to feel the spirit of the book in everything we do.” Watch the video to find out, How Will The Walking Dead End?”

…and we’re getting three more spinoffs?…for a total of four “Walking Dead” series?

Kind of depressing…but kind of exciting, all at once…How will they keep up with this many different projects?…and will it ultimately be too much for the genre?

I’m glad to hear about the Daryl and Carol offshoot…I’d think this will keep the door open for other surviving characters from the original series, to come back…and already having one cross over, it makes you imagine that there could be others…since it’s all happening in the same film universe.

Still…I thought, slight gripe or two aside, that they did a decent job at a soft reboot of the original series…and the last thing I was expecting right now, was to hear talks of bringing the series to an end…After they got things back on the right track again, it just feels wrong that they’re ending it…even if 24 episodes is still a lot of series left.

…Though for me, I have yet to watch season 10…and was hoping it would be on store shelves by now.

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