FOAR from Home: Rowing 3k for Veterans
4 Veterans from the representing each military branch have joined forces to fight Veteran PTSD and suicide by rowing across the Atlantic. Thanks to contributions from their Amelia Island / Fernandina community and more from across the country, they have raised over $500,000. They leave Nov. 26th to quarantine and prep for the Dec. 12th event. They will still be accepting donations at <a href="http://www.foarfromhome.com/">www.foarfromhome.com</a> until March.
Biden’s pick for ATF chief struggles to nail down support from all Democrats
If confirmed, David Chipman would be the agency’s first permanent director since 2015. But gun politics have made it impossible to install anyone since then, and there are signs Chipman’s fate may be no different.washingtonpost.com
Gaza and West Bank, Mexico and Canada among regions to receive 25 million Covid vaccine doses from Biden
US officials have announced plans to distribute the first wave of 80 million Covid-19 vaccine doses in an effort to boost the global vaccine supply and combat more-contagious variants amid the coronavirus pandemic. The US will rely on its federal supply, not supplies sent to states, to supply doses from theJohnson & Johnson, Moderna and Pfizer vaccines to Covax, the World Health Organization’s vaccination effort, as well as other countries. Roughly 75 per cent of the first wave of 25 million doses to be distributed as part of a strategy to send 80 million doses will be shared with Covax, according to the White House.news.yahoo.com
Veteran Chicago police officer found shot to death in apparent suicide at North Side police station
“Make no mistake about it, this pandemic has taken an incalculable toll, particularly on people’s mental health,” Lightfoot said. “We want to make sure people reach out. There’s an array of services that we offer as a city to safeguard your privacy and your security. But if you’re feeling suicidal, please reach out. You are not in this by yourself.”chicagotribune.com
'Spaceslingers' is the trajectory game for puzzle-loving space fans (review)
"Spaceslingers" is a brand new game that you will adore if you like solving physics puzzles, and curse if orbital trajectories are not your forte. To succeed in the game, you need to cleverly aim your ship, using just the right amount of speed, and curve your craft perfectly around the obstacles. If you are a veteran of "Angry Birds Space" or "Kerbal Space Program," you are going to love this obsession with realism — it's great for learning physics in a hurry. "Spaceslingers" is a great game if you don't mind spending 10 or 15 minutes a day practicing and refining your gravity curve. I'm going to need a lot more time to satisfy Spamazon's demands, but in the meantime, "Spaceslingers" is a fun effort at using physics in a game environment.space.com
5 year-end strategies to save on your 2020 taxes
Jose Luis Pelaez Inc | DigitalVision | Getty ImagesDon't let the holidays distract you from last-minute opportunities to reduce your 2020 tax bill. In this case, you'd claim a deduction on your taxes for the fair market value of the investment. In comparison, you're paying ordinary income taxes when you draw down from a traditional IRA or 401(k). You will pay income taxes on traditional IRA sums that are converted. You have until April 15, 2021 to make contributions for the 2020 tax year.cnbc.com
Disabled veteran says video of incident with man & service dog brought back ill memories
She now relies on her service dog Magic when she goes out in public. Iski says when she saw the video of Army veteran Stephen Harmon and his service dog being denied service, it brought back memories of confrontations inside restaurants. According to federal law, if a disabled person with a service dog enters a businesses that services the public, that business must allow the service dog to accompany its disabled handler. There are also questions businesses can ask if they think the animal is pet and not a service dog. If the disabled person answers yes and that person is not in a wheelchair or visibly disabled, the business can then ask what task the dog has been trained to do to aid the disabled person.
Veteran U.S. political and economics journalist William Greider dies
(Reuters) - Veteran journalist William Greider, who wrote and reported on politics and economics for The Washington Post, Rolling Stone and The Nation, among several other prestigious names in U.S. media, has died at the age of 83, his former editor said. The Nation's editorial director Katrina vanden Heuvel said on Twitter bit.ly/37baQdy that Greider died on Christmas Day. Stockman, former U.S. President Ronald Reagans budget director from 1981 to 1985, was a key architect of tax-cutting policies. None of us really understands whats going on with all these numbers, Stockman had told Greider. Born in 1936, in Cincinnati, and raised in a suburb, Greider went on to study at Princeton.feeds.reuters.com
ABC news political commentator Cokie Roberts dies at 75
(CNN) - Veteran journalist Cokie Roberts, winner of three Emmys and a legend and trailblazer in broadcasting, has died at the age of 75, ABC News announced. Robert worked in television, public radio and publishing for over 40 years. She began her tenure at ABC as a contributor for "This Week with David Brinkley" and later became ABC's chief congressional analyst. Roberts is survived by her husband Steve V. Roberts and her children Lee Roberts and Rebecca Roberts, her grandchildren Regan, Hale and Cecilia Roberts and Claiborne, Jack and Roland Hartman, along with nieces, nephews, and cousins. The-CNN-Wire & 2019 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company.
9/28: U.S. gives up on training Syrian rebels; Veteran finds peace in yoga class
The Pentagon has suspended a plan to train and equip Syrian rebels after weapons the U.S. supplied were handed over to a group linked to al Qaeda; After a blast in Iraq took both of his legs, a friend suggested Iraq War veteran Dan Nevins try yoga to help with his flashbackscbsnews.com
Veteran shot and killed in his own neighborhood
Veteran shot and killed in his own neighborhood Twenty-one-year-old Francisco Garcia survived the battlefield in Afghanistan only to be gunned down and killed in his neighborhood near Los Angeles during his homecoming party. "48 Hours" Crimesider Reporter Michelle Sigona has the details.cbsnews.com