Proclamation on Columbus Day, 2020

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Proclamation on Columbus Day, 2020
Issued on: October 9, 2020

More than 500 years ago, Christopher Columbus’s intrepid voyage to the New World ushered in a new era of exploration and discovery. His travels led to European contact with the Americas and, a century later, the first settlements on the shores of the modern day United States. Today, we celebrate Columbus Day to commemorate the great Italian who opened a new chapter in world history and to appreciate his enduring significance to the Western Hemisphere.

When Christopher Columbus and his crew sailed across the Atlantic Ocean on the Niña, Pinta, and Santa María it marked the beginning of a new era in human history. For Italian Americans, Christopher Columbus represents one of the first of many immeasurable contributions of Italy to American history. As a native of Genoa, Columbus inspired early immigrants to carry forth their rich Italian heritage to the New World. Today, the United States benefits from the warmth and generosity of nearly 17 million Italian Americans, whose love of family and country strengthen the fabric of our Nation. For our beautiful Italian American communities — and Americans of every background –Columbus remains a legendary figure.

Sadly, in recent years, radical activists have sought to undermine Christopher Columbus’s legacy. These extremists seek to replace discussion of his vast contributions with talk of failings, his discoveries with atrocities, and his achievements with transgressions. Rather than learn from our history, this radical ideology and its adherents seek to revise it, deprive it of any splendor, and mark it as inherently sinister. They seek to squash any dissent from their orthodoxy. We must not give in to these tactics or consent to such a bleak view of our history. We must teach future generations about our storied heritage, starting with the protection of monuments to our intrepid heroes like Columbus. This June, I signed an Executive Order to ensure that any person or group destroying or vandalizing a Federal monument, memorial, or statue is prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

I have also taken steps to ensure that we preserve our Nation’s history and promote patriotic education. In July, I signed another Executive Order to build and rebuild monuments to iconic American figures in a National Garden of American Heroes. In September, I announced the creation of the 1776 Commission, which will encourage our educators to teach our children about the miracle of American history and honor our founding. In addition, last month I signed an Executive Order to root out the teaching of racially divisive concepts from the Federal workplace, many of which are grounded in the same type of revisionist history that is trying to erase Christopher Columbus from our national heritage. Together, we must safeguard our history and stop this new wave of iconoclasm by standing against those who spread hate and division.

On this Columbus Day, we embrace the same optimism that led Christopher Columbus to discover the New World. We inherit that optimism, along with the legacy of American heroes who blazed the trails, settled a continent, tamed the wilderness, and built the single-greatest nation the world has ever seen.

In commemoration of Christopher Columbus’s historic voyage, the Congress, by joint resolution of April 30, 1934, modified in 1968 (36 U.S.C. 107), has requested the President proclaim the second Monday of October of each year as “Columbus Day.”

NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim October 12, 2020, as Columbus Day. I call upon the people of the United States to observe this day with appropriate ceremonies and activities. I also direct that the flag of the United States be displayed on all public buildings on the appointed day in honor of our diverse history and all who have contributed to shaping this Nation.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this ninth day of October, in the year of our Lord two thousand twenty, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-fifth.

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Twitter is developing new fact-checking tool, "Birdwatch"; it crowdsources "disinformation" notes from moderators

Twitter is developing new fact-checking tool, “Birdwatch”; it crowdsources “disinformation” notes from moderators (i.e. moderators)

Moderators can flag tweets, vote on whether it is misleading, and add a note about it.

Twitter early adopter and hashtag inventor Chris Messina openly wondered if Birdwatch could be some sort of “citizen’s watch” system for policing disinformation on Twitter. It turns out, he was right.

According to line items he found within Twitter’s code, these annotations — the “Birdwatch Notes” — are referred to as “contributions,” which does seem to imply a crowdsourced system. (After all, a user would contribute to a shared system, not to a note they were writing for only themselves to see.)

In more recent months, Twitter has tried to take a harder stance on tweets that contain misleading, false or incendiary statements. It has even gone so far as to apply fact-check labels to some of Trump’s tweets and has hidden others behind a notice warning users that the tweet has violated Twitter’s rules. But scaling moderation across all of Twitter is a task the company has not been well-prepared for, as it built for scale first, then tried to figure out policies and procedures around harmful content after the fact.

Reached for comment, Twitter declined to offer details regarding its plans for Birdwatch, but did confirm the feature was designed to combat the spread of misinformation.

“We’re exploring a number of ways to address misinformation and provide more context for tweets on Twitter,” a Twitter spokesperson told TechCrunch. “Misinformation is a critical issue and we will be testing many different ways to address it,” they added.

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Source: 8kun Notables, Twitter is developing new fact-checking tool, “Birdwatch”; it crowdsources “disinformation” notes from moderators



Link still up for now. Guts socialism, talks about socialist tactics, capitalism, 2nd amendment, Obama scandal, Lincoln, Orwell’s 1984 etc. Well done imo. Interesting connections Dinesh has, interviewing one of Dopey’s fixer lawyers.

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So just for shits and giggles I googled the GREEN_578cDT324-45785sd4DMP" stringer in drop #1037 amd got this

So just for shits and giggles I googled the “GREEN_578cDT324-45785sd4DMP” stringer in drop #1037 amd got this:

Source: 8kun Notables, So just for shits and giggles I googled the GREEN_578cDT324-45785sd4DMP” stringer in drop #1037 amd got this

Amy Coney Barrett casts herself in the mold of Antonin Scalia on Day 1 of Supreme Court hearings

In the first day of Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett, Democrats sought to frame their opposition by focusing on the legal threat to the Affordable Care Act. CBS News chief legal correspondent Jan Crawford, CBS News chief congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes, and Politico White House correspondent Tina Nguyen spoke to “Red and Blue” host Elaine Quijano about what’s at stake for each side in this confirmation battle.

Source: CBS, Amy Coney Barrett casts herself in the mold of Antonin Scalia on Day 1 of Supreme Court hearings

In a state known for ‘law and order,’ Texas Republicans struggle to make the message stick – The Washington Post

  1. In a state known for ‘law and order,’ Texas Republicans struggle to make the message stick  The Washington Post
  2. ‘Green tsunami’: Inside Senate Republicans’ financial freak-out  POLITICO
  3. Hannity: Biden commits more gaffes on the campaign trail  Fox News
  4. Republicans’ Galling Bad Faith About the Supreme Court  The New York Times
  5. Can the GOP ever redeem itself?  The Week
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Source: Google News, In a state known for ‘law and order,’ Texas Republicans struggle to make the message stick – The Washington Post

Pfizer expands coronavirus vaccine trial to include children as young as 12

Pfizer has become the first western pharma firm to begin pediatric testing of its coronavirus vaccine, getting the nod from the FDA to expand its phase III trials to some 48,400 participants, among them kids as young as 12.

The multinational drug giant said it received federal approval to launch pediatric trials in an update on Monday, explaining that testing on younger volunteers will help researchers “to better understand the potential safety and efficacy of the vaccine in individuals from more ages and backgrounds.” Now in its final phase, the trial will also add 4,400 new participants to the original 44,000 enrolled, Business Insider reported, citing a company spokesperson.

The expanded testing comes as Pfizer and a number of other drugmakers race to complete phase III trials and seek emergency FDA approval for their inoculations, with Pfizer currently the frontrunner and the first to begin testing for children. The company says it expects to have data on its vaccine’s effectiveness by the end of October.

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Vaccine trials are typically carried out gradually, beginning with healthy adult volunteers and, as data accumulates, moving into age groups with different levels of vulnerability. While pediatric trials are a necessary stage before a vaccine can be rolled out for general use, researchers working on a jab for the novel coronavirus have focused more on older populations who are especially susceptible to the illness.

Moderna, one of other other leading drugmakers developing a coronavirus inoculation, says it plans to begin pediatric testing by the end of 2020, while Johnson & Johnson will open studies for children “later in the year,” after safety is established for adults.

Under new federal guidelines issued last week, vaccine manufacturers are encouraged to monitor trial participants for at least two months after their last immunization to detect any possible adverse effects, as well as whether they retain a strong immune response. Though Pfizer currently leads the pack among four other vaccine-makers in phase III trials, the new rules mean that emergency FDA approval won’t come until sometime in December at the earliest, likely frustrating hopes from President Donald Trump that an immunization will be ready by election day.

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