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Guess What’s Happening to Liberals Who Want a Firearm for Protection Now?

Liberal Logic Update

As you read this keep in mind, the same liberals in California who voted for over the top regulations of guns laws for  abiding citizens have been shocked as they’ve tried to buy a gun for the first time.  They were led to believe from the liberal press that buying a firearm for self-defense was as easy as buying a pack of gum.

These same liberals are now victims of their own actions.  Many, fearing law enforcement might now be able to respond in time, tried to buy a firearm for the first time.  Why?  To defend their family if the worst case scenario happens.

Already in NY, where many inmates have been released due to the coronavirus, crime has skyrocketed.

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), partially funded by billionaire George Soros, is now suing to have 500 inmates freed from jail in Orange County, California, in the midst of the Chinese coronavirus crisis.

The ACLU filed a class-action lawsuit against Orange County Sheriff Don Barnes, demanding officials free about 500 inmates from the county’s jails. The lawsuit claims the inmates are vulnerable to contracting the coronavirus.

“I will continue to take measures needed to ensure the capacity is available to maintain safe operations and preserve our ability to house criminal offenders,” Barnes said. “In preserving the safety of our custody operations, I must also ensure the safety of the law-abiding public. I am not supportive of extensive preemptive releases that go beyond what is necessary to keep the jail and community safe.”

Already, Orange County’s inmate population has been cut by almost 45 percent in less than two months during the coronavirus crisis. Barnes said the jails are not overcrowded.

Last week, Breitbart News reported on the release of seven sex offenders from Orange County jails by Court Commissioner Joseph Dane despite law enforcement’s warnings that all are “high risk” and likely to reoffend.

After the release, one of the sex offenders was rearrested for exposing himself in public. The sex offender has been convicted of child molestation, indecent exposure, assault, battery, criminal threats, and inflicting injury on an elder adult.

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Team Trump

Vice President Mike Pence honored a General Motors employee who delayed retirement to help with ventilator production amid the coronavirus pandemic plaguing the nation.

Vice President Mike Pence gestures while visiting the General Motors/Ventec ventilator production facility in Kokomo, Ind., Thursday, April 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

George Vandermeir, a GM employee of 43 years was recognized by Pence in his home state of Indiana, at a roundtable discussion at the GM/Ventec Ventilator Production Facility in Kokomo, Ind., on Thursday.

“I just extended my retirement for another month or two, just to make sure this gets off the ground and everything works well so we can get these ventilators out,” Vandermeir told “60 Minutes.”

“I’ve never quite seen anything like this,” Vandermeir told Pence, who is the head of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, according to a transcript provided to Fox News. “It is absolutely amazing what our companies have done…nothing gets in the way. We move roadblocks.”

He added, “I’ve been very proud to be a part of it.”

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Market Minders

U.S. stocks have tumbled more 4% since their post-coronavirus highs last Wednesday, leading some to speculate that a retest of the March 23 lows is on its way, but Michael Wilson, chief U.S. equity strategist at Morgan Stanley believes markets are simply consolidating their recent gains and preparing to resume their upward march.

“After a torrid 35% rally from the lows, equity markets appear to be taking their first break,” Wilson wrote in a Monday note to clients, adding that he believes the S&P 500 index could fall as low as 2,650 before rebounding again.

Wilson called for markets to bottom on March 16, just a week before the S&P 500 hit its recent low 2,237 on March 23, arguing at that time that the COVID-19 epidemic and simultaneous crash in oil prices were simply the “final blows to an already exhausted U.S. expansion.”

He pointed to the fact during previous recessions, equity markets have tended to recover one or two quarters before the economy does, and with many forecasters predicting U.S. GDP will begin to rebound in the fall of 2020, that timing suggests an equity-market recovery is well under way.

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Interesting Stuff

Talk about REAL test anxiety, how about a virtual proctor staring at you while you’re taking the test?

TheThe stranger on the Zoom call appeared to be sitting in a tent. He wore a black headset and a blue lanyard around his neck. Behind him was white plastic peppered with pictures of a padlock.

“Hi,” the stranger intoned. “My name is Sharath and I will be your proctor today. Please confirm your name is Jackson and that you’re about to take your 11:30PM exam.”

“Correct,” said Jackson Hayes, from his cinder-block dorm room at the University of Arizona.

When he’d signed up for an online class in Russian cinema history, he’d had no idea it meant being surveilled over video chat by someone on the other side of the world. Hayes learned about it via an item on the class syllabus, released shortly before the semester began, that read “Examity Directions.” The syllabus instructed Hayes and his classmates to sign up for Examity, an online test-proctoring service.

A month later, Hayes was preparing to take his first practice exam, with an Examity proctor watching him over Zoom. Hayes didn’t want to download Zoom — he’d heard about its laundry list of security concerns — but it was required to take his midterm.

Sharath told Hayes to share his screen, and then to display both sides of his driver’s license in the webcam’s view. “I need to see your desk and workspace,” the proctor said. “Please rotate your webcam 360 degrees so I can see the area around you.” Hayes complied. “Please take a step back and show me the entire desk,” the proctor instructed. Again, Hayes obeyed.

Finally, Hayes was instructed to grant the proctor remote access to his computer. “Please open your system preferences and click on the lock icon,” the proctor said monotonically. “Please enter your computer password. Perfect. Thank you.”

The proctor entered a password, using Hayes’ computer, and the test — taken online through Examity’s portal — began. Sharath watched Hayes work, through his webcam, the entire time.

“I was like, holy shit, this is not good,” Hayes says.

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