News and other Things I’ve found interesting May 7th 2020

Another Thursday of shelter in place. I’ve been following current guidelines since around November 2019 after bike got busted up. Long before it was demeaned the law of land. See that tip jar text up above ( at other times it was below )? Please consider being kind and using it. My efforts shouldn’t be uncompensated.

Ameren Illinois offering utility bill help

Decatur man in face mask confrontation speaks out; gas station employee charged

Alabama cop caught on video body-slamming maskless woman in Walmart

Woman, 32, who ‘shot three teenage McDonald’s workers in angry rage

Mueller Co. facilities close for cleaning after Decatur employees test positive for COVID-19

Did a Mutation Turbocharge the Coronavirus? Not Likely, Scientists Say

Spike mutation pipeline reveals the emergence of a more transmissible form of SARS-CoV-2

‘Promiscuous treatment of nature’ will lead to more pandemics – scientists

“Habitat destruction forces wildlife into human environments, where new diseases flourish”

Restaurant enforces social distancing with private ‘greenhouses’ for diners

Diners sit in individual GREENHOUSES to ensure social distancing

Kim Jong Un once filmed talking to possible body doubles

Kim Jong-un body doubles revealed to the world as dictator natters to TWO lookalikes before missile test

Brian Howe (1953–2020), former Bad Company singer

Brian Howe (singer)

Brian Howe, hard rock singer who fronted Bad Company, dies aged 66

Brian Howe, singer and former Bad Company frontman, dies at 66

Sweet Pea Atkinson obituary: Was (Not Was) singer dies at 74

Was (Not Was) is an American pop rock group led by David Weiss and Don Fagenson

Sweet Pea Atkinson was an American R&B singer known as one of the vocalists for the band Was (Not Was)

2008 Universal Studios fire

Richard Friedman groundbreaking psychiatrist who showed homosexuality was biological dies at 79

Bruce Baker invented Minspeak for nonverbal people’s AAC speech devices dies at 77

A look back at Mattoon businesses through the years

Trump vows to end Obamacare at Supreme Court despite pandemic

Barr’s internal reviews and re-investigations feed resentment, suspicion inside Justice Dept.

U.S. denies involvement in alleged Venezuela invasion attempt as details remain murky

Venezuela’s Maduro says two Americans captured in failed invasion attempt

Venezuelan government says it stopped ‘invasion’ launched from Colombia

How a plan to capture Venezuela’s Maduro fell apart

Pentagon plans to dispatch Blue Angels and Thunderbirds in coronavirus tribute

Pointless waste of resources.

Barr’s internal reviews and re-investigations feed resentment, suspicion inside Justice Dept

College student whose dad died of coronavirus denied assignment extension

The U.S. was beset by denial and dysfunction as the coronavirus raged

One of Trump’s personal valets has tested positive for coronavirus

Jason Whitlock rips LeBron James for outrage over Ahmaud Arbery shooting

Funhouse’s first Mike Francesa videos since self-imposed ban lifted

Illinois congressional delegation seeks extension of 2,000 National Guard troops to assist with pandemic through June

‘Hate has no place in British Columbia,’ says premier on rise in anti-Asian crimes

George Conway: Trump went ballistic at me on Twitter. Here’s why he reacts with such rage.

Home Alone at the White House: A Sour President, With TV His Constant Companion

Bill Barr’s Justice Department DROPS case against Mike Flynn for lying to the FBI even though he pleaded GUILTY

Donald Trump and the entire White House staff will be tested DAILY after Navy valet who served president tested positive for coronavirus

Democrats will unveil a ‘Rooseveltian’ rescue package for next stage of coronavirus bailout

California doctor says arthritis drug improved coronavirus patients’ symptoms within 72 hours

Diane Keaton cleans out her closet in hilarious Instagram video

Marilyn Monroe lookalike who lives in the late star’s home shares video tours of Hollywood mansion