News and other Things I’ve found interesting July 9th 2020

Trashed and thrashed Thursday has arrived. Weeks just keep blazing by. Still need more boxes to pack up house and then figure out where I’ll be living. Bills still overdue and no options to create monetary income exist at moment.

Money can actually buy you happiness, study shows

I sure would like to find out.

Duke Energy, Dominion abandon the $8 billion Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Nuclear Radiation Is Floating Above Northern Europe and Nobody Knows Why

Airborne concentrations and chemical considerations of radioactive ruthenium from an undeclared major nuclear release in 2017

Russia, in Reversal, Confirms Radiation Spike

Chicago’s Dreadhead Cowboy travels city streets on horseback, rallying protesters and offering rides to starry-eyed kids

Riding horses down street in Joliet Illinois

IDOT grants secured for Peoria Road, Route 66 corridor plans

Route 66 Illinois and other quirky roadside attractions

Sprague’s Super Service Ryburn Place Route 66 Normal Illinois

The Palms Grill Cafe Route 66 Atlanta Illinois

Final Fantasy 9 and the picture book adventure of a PS1 Final Fantasy

Gaming PC Hardware Executive Dies At 56

MSI CEO Sheng-Chang Chiang Dies At 56

Jiang Shengchang, general manager of MSI Technology (pictured), reportedly died in the company building this afternoon.

ESPN radio moving on from Mike Golic is end of an era

Bill Maher’s comments supporting sex with young boys resurface amid Milo Yiannopoulos controversy

Ex-Giant not surprised by NFL players’ silence over DeSean Jackson’s anti-Semitic post

Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka ‘all good’ after getting hit in head by Giancarlo Stanton line drive

Sweden Has Become the World’s Cautionary Tale

Northern California county fining businesses not enforcing masks up to $10,000

Supervisor Introduces ‘Caren’ Act To Outlaw Racially Motivated 911

Bay Area pair who painted over BLM mural charged with hate crime

Vindman retires, citing campaign of ‘bullying’ and ‘retaliation’ by Trump after impeachment testimony

Vindman, Key Impeachment Witness, Retires Over ‘Bullying, Intimidation’ By Trump

Man Injured In Glen Park Shooting Tuesday Evening

Body found after swimmer becomes separated from boat near Monroe Harbor when weather kicks up, fire official says

Mary Kay Letourneau, teacher jailed for raping student, has died, report says

Mary Kay Letourneau: Teacher who married boy she raped dies at 58

US husband splits from wife who raped him as boy

Conservative GOP Congressman John G. Schmitz, 70, Dies January 12, 2001

Mary Kay Letourneau, Teacher Who Raped Student and Then Married Him, Dies at 58

Mary Katherine Letourneau (formerly Schmitz

Mary Kay Letourneau, who was convicted of raping 13-year-old student she later married, has died of cancer

Zennie Abraham One Of 1st Bloggers To Cover 2008 Democratic National Convention: Google Covers It Up

Actual Number of Containers Lost at Sea Falling, Study Shows

Stop Building More Roads

“But 11 years later there is still no high-speed rail in the United States”

Technically true by international standards. But money invested since 2009 has improved some regional corridors and is slowly providing new rolling stock to replace overworked aging locomotives and passenger cars.

Technically on a small portion of it’s route Amtrak Acela would meet high speed criteria. Parts of that line are being upgraded for 160mph service.

Air France ordered to curb competition with rail in France

Oil site cleanup program sees 18,000 applications in 4 days, ‘significantly’ over expectations

Why are hundreds of elephants mysteriously dying in Botswana?

A User’s Guide To Masks: What’s Best At Protecting Others (And Yourself)

Atlanta Mayor To Order Masks To Be Worn In Public Spaces

Florida man fired from insurance firm after Costco mask outburst

Florida man goes berserk on old woman who asked him to wear a mask

‘I feel threatened!’ Viral outburst at Fort Myers Costco costs man his job

Case Against Amy Cooper Lacks Key Element: Victim’s Cooperation

Birdwatcher not cooperating with investigation into Central Park ‘Karen’ Amy Cooper

Pics of Johnny Depp’s alleged drug bender surface in court

Everything that happened on wild Day 1 of Johnny Depp libel case

Photos of Johnny Depp’s severed fingertip pop up in court

Johnny Depp’s libel trial is shown a picture of his pillbox and mountain of drugs and alcohol

Billionaire John Paulson rips elite Spence school for ‘anti-white indoctrination’

Yolanda Hadid denies claims she let Ghislaine Maxwell hide at her Pa. home

Chrissy Teigen’s skincare routine will set you back over $1,500

Report Slams Facebook For ‘Vexing And Heartbreaking Decisions’ On Free Speech

Harvard, MIT Sue Immigration Officials Over Rule Blocking Some International Students

Supreme Court Undercuts Access To Birth Control Under Obamacare

Supreme Court Lets Employers Opt Out of Birth Control Coverage

Avi Resort & Casino and Spirit Mountain Casino have announced the temporarily suspension of all operations until July 10

Vegas and the Virus

What mask? Las Vegas tourists at the Cosmopolitan act like the virus is long gone

Arizona casinos’ virus safety plan mirrored Las Vegas casinos’; now they’re closed

Las Vegas casinos: Pay during closures and where the layoffs are

Elon Musk has two Las Vegas casinos asking for Boring Company tunnels

Elon Musk’s Boring Company finishes digging Las Vegas tunnels

Resorts World Las Vegas, Wynn Resorts settle trademark dispute

Did the NYPD Try to Scrub References to Police Brutality From Its Wikipedia Page?

27% of Illinoisans did not pay rent in April

Renters face financial cliff ahead; limited help available

Police: Tire slashing suspect threw bricks at Decatur buildings

Police: Jogger discovers human head alongside Florida road

Pet owners who leave animals outside in extreme heat may face penalties

That should not be a may = that should be an automatic fine.

31st running of Shoreline to be a new kind of classic

The show goes on for annual fireworks event in Blue Mound