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She’s white. She’s 73. And she’s on a 40-day
hunger strike for slavery reparations: ‘Am I
willing to die for this?’

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Posted By: AltaD, 6/17/2021 3:55:45 PM

Rachelle Zola had never been to Chicago. She didn’t have friends or family here. But in summer 2019, she bought a 1969 Mercury Sable with no heat and an oil leak, and drove here from Tucson, Arizona, with a single goal. Zola, who is 73 and white, wanted to live among Black and brown people.(Snip)She embarked on a hunger strike on behalf of one of the most ambitious and elusive goals of the U.S. racial justice movement: reparations — or making amends through payments or policy — to Black people for slavery.Bright-eyed and energetic during a recent interview, Zola has made it to Day 32 of her all-liquid diet of


She's free to live her life the way she choses but taxpayers should not be forced to pay reparations. Also, an all liquid diet is not a hunger strike

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Fitzroy 6/17/2021 4:01:15 PM (No. 818746)
Emotional blackmail is a standard tactic of the left. If she dies for this unworkable, unconstitutional, unjust, and overall bad idea, I may feel sorry for her, but I will not feel responsible.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: SALady 6/17/2021 4:02:09 PM (No. 818747)
Most people try to hide their mental illness. Rachelle Zola is shouting hers from the rooftop and putting it out there for all to see!!! Starve away, honey. My family on both sides didn't come to this country until the beginning of the 20th century. We neither owned slaves, or were even in this country when slaves were owned. My tax dollars do not need to pay reparations for anything that neither myself or anyone in my family had anything to do with!!!
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Flyball Dogs 6/17/2021 4:03:50 PM (No. 818748)
Late blooming flower child? And quite right: liquid diet is no hunger strike. (A vanilla shake anyone?)
55 people like this.

Reply 4 - Posted by: itsonlyme 6/17/2021 4:06:50 PM (No. 818750)
The typical loony tune wanting 15 minutes of fame.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: janjan 6/17/2021 4:10:04 PM (No. 818755)
The slave owners were Democrats. The KKK was started by Democrats. Jim Crow laws were the invention of Democrats. Liberals are far more racist, anti-semitic, intolerant and hateful than conservatives. So let them pay and if this lunatic wants to starve herself until they do, I’m ok with it. My great-great-grandfather was a Yankee who fought in the Civil War. Where are my reparations?
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Reply 6 - Posted by: montwoodcliff 6/17/2021 4:12:42 PM (No. 818756)
Obviously, she doesn't have a life, so let her go!
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Reply 7 - Posted by: MindMadeUp 6/17/2021 4:15:03 PM (No. 818761)
Drama queen. People do this all the time for weight loss and longevity.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Zeek Wolfe 6/17/2021 4:17:51 PM (No. 818765)
Emile Zola would never hàve gone on a hunger strike to free Captain Dreyfus. He was not a mentally unstable publicity hound like Rachelle Zola. I believe that psychiatric technicians should be called in for a consultation.
18 people like this.

Reply 9 - Posted by: Dignitary Protection 6/17/2021 4:28:25 PM (No. 818773)
What a total freaking idiot!
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Faithfully 6/17/2021 4:30:37 PM (No. 818774)
My ancestors were loyal to the Throne in the 1770's in Connecticut. Their estates were taken from them and they were housed in an abandoned silver mine until the British government bailed them out and gave them land in Upper Canada (Ontario). They then had to start from scratch. Not looking for reparations, thank you.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: raspberry 6/17/2021 4:32:13 PM (No. 818775)
My abolitionist great-great grandfather was lynched by a mob in southern Illinois in 1845. He left a family of nine behind. Can all his descendants get in on this reparations bandwagon? We are still suffering because of slavery, I think.
15 people like this.

Reply 12 - Posted by: Toby Ten Bears 6/17/2021 4:34:33 PM (No. 818777)
Keep in mind... It was the "Greatest Generation" that gave birth to these nitwits.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Sandbar 6/17/2021 4:41:33 PM (No. 818782)
73 Yr.s old means she would have graduated high school in the mid 60's a time of social upheaval and anti Vietnam demonstrations. She joined the Peace corp which at the time was a haven and virtue statement for the "peaceniks". She sounds like a young wide eyed idealist that never grew up.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: coldborezero 6/17/2021 4:42:05 PM (No. 818784)
Reparations for what? Go to hell, stupid, leftist, Can’t Understand Normal Thinker. By the way, there is no way this ditz bought a “1969 Mercury Sable”. Mercury did not produce a Sable until 1985 (as a 1986 model). Forgive me, I’m a car guy.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: chumley 6/17/2021 4:43:03 PM (No. 818785)
Gibs me dat. It be yo fault I'se po.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: marbles 6/17/2021 4:44:24 PM (No. 818789)
Nothing worse than a liberal with a " cause " becomes their religion . Think " climate change /global warming".
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Words have Meaning 6/17/2021 4:45:13 PM (No. 818790)
Like a skit on Greg Gutfeld Show...She's white...she's angry...She's female..."She's an angry White Female".
16 people like this.

Reply 18 - Posted by: Norway 6/17/2021 4:45:26 PM (No. 818791)
She gets this year's award for virtue-signaling.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Come And Take It 6/17/2021 4:46:00 PM (No. 818793)
So die.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: cold porridge 6/17/2021 4:46:19 PM (No. 818795)
I have no time for this mentally ill communist. Let her commit suicide with her hunger strike. We have too many of them around the country anyway. I have done a lot of genealogy on my family and none were slave owners. Even if there were some, that would have been out of my control because it would have been 150 years ago. I don't own the black community one dime, same as they don't owe me anything.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: ScooterTrash 6/17/2021 4:48:44 PM (No. 818799)
I'm a direct blood descendent of John Brown the Abolitionist . If they get money by being a descendent of slaves, don't I get a pass for being a descendent of an abolitionist? Only seems fair. Also FTA "Zola, who is 73 and white, wanted to live among Black and brown people." I wonder how long it is before someone steals her wallet...
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Reply 22 - Posted by: TJ54 6/17/2021 4:53:13 PM (No. 818800)
You are welcome to get off the planet
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Reply 23 - Posted by: DVC 6/17/2021 4:55:26 PM (No. 818805)
I presume that she thinks that people will be so worried about her starving to death that they will suddenly decide to support reparations. She's got another think coming if that's her idea. My solid view that reparations were paid in the 1860s won't change, regardless of her health status, alive, dead or whatever. Holding yourself hostage depends on others valuing you. Sorry, I just don't.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: stablemoney 6/17/2021 4:55:47 PM (No. 818808)
Her eating is a personal issue.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: jalo1951 6/17/2021 5:03:48 PM (No. 818814)
America is a wonderful place. Where else do you have the right to be the biggest dumbass in the country and get press coverage? Lady, you might have white guilt but I don't.
25 people like this.

Reply 26 - Posted by: Ruhn 6/17/2021 5:08:34 PM (No. 818816)
Dementia is a female dog.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: red1066 6/17/2021 5:16:37 PM (No. 818822)
So in 73 years she hasn't learned a thing. I think she was just lonely, and wanted people to like her.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: MDConservative 6/17/2021 5:24:11 PM (No. 818829)
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Reply 29 - Posted by: earlybird 6/17/2021 5:25:58 PM (No. 818832)
Her choice. Should be of no consequence to the federal government.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: BillW. 6/17/2021 5:27:32 PM (No. 818833)
Do it.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: Hermoine 6/17/2021 5:34:35 PM (No. 818843)
"She's white. She's 73. And, she's crazy." There, I fixed the headline.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: daisey 6/17/2021 5:38:15 PM (No. 818844)
Her life, her choice. She chooses to a victim for her cause, so be it. I know I sound cold, but I’m so sick of all this woke crud I could scream. My 50 year old son died of a heart attack last weekend, and I’m finding it difficult right now to pity someone doing this to themselves.
21 people like this.

Reply 33 - Posted by: Tusker 6/17/2021 5:42:59 PM (No. 818850)
Senile. An Idiot. Self-serving grandstander. Yet another wasted life going down history's rat hole.
6 people like this.

Reply 34 - Posted by: Sully 6/17/2021 5:52:04 PM (No. 818861)
She should start a Reparations Fund. The "Repi Fuind." All imbibers can hand over their assets to be disbursed in reparations. You have savings? Give them to the Repi Fund. A house? Um, a car, but feel you don't deserve it, the Repi Fund is there do redistribute it for you. Start small with your Iphone. Hand it over to the Repi Fund, and we will convert it into reparations. If all the people who believe in reparations do this, well, nothing will happen because the notion of reparations is futile. But they will feel better and not be hypocrites! Hey. Easier than starvation.
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Reply 35 - Posted by: zzzghy 6/17/2021 5:52:23 PM (No. 818862)
England brought slavery to America long before there was a United States. Sell your pantload of deliriums over there, dingdong. And by the way, 40 days my foot. Her "hunger strike" will likely never happen but even if it does Zola will have buttpeople surreptitiously slipping her bark and twigs just as sure as Eric Cartman smuggled chocolate bars into his fat farm. This is stupid and I'm with #25 all the way.
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Reply 36 - Posted by: Californian 6/17/2021 5:55:17 PM (No. 818864)
I've yet to get my reparations from Egypt, Spain, the Catholic Church, Czarist Russia, Communist Russia, Nazi Germany, every place with a majority Islamic population, and a few other places and people. When I get mine, we can talk about theirs. As if they are the only people to ever have suffered at the hands of another. They're not special. If public schools taught history instead of about alphabet soup people's issues they'd know that.
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Reply 37 - Posted by: kono 6/17/2021 6:00:42 PM (No. 818869)
Weren't old-fashioned hunger strikes more like fasting than just dieting for publicity?
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Reply 38 - Posted by: jimincalif 6/17/2021 6:18:43 PM (No. 818879)
There's no such thing as a "1969 Mercury Sable", the Sable was launched in 1985 as a 1986 model. So how accurate is the rest of the article?
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Reply 39 - Posted by: Omen55 6/17/2021 6:18:50 PM (No. 818880)
When she is robbed & murdered we know demedia will not give a description of the perp.
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Reply 40 - Posted by: Namma 6/17/2021 6:20:03 PM (No. 818881)
Ok. Have fun with that. Frankly Rachelle, I don’t give a rats sweet patute
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Reply 41 - Posted by: udanja99 6/17/2021 6:43:19 PM (No. 818901)
Go ahead, dear. Bobby Sands could use some company.
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Reply 42 - Posted by: Schnapps 6/17/2021 7:24:18 PM (No. 818924)
t's a mixed up, muddled up, shook up world - 'cept for Zola Zo-lo-lo-lo Zola The Kinks had her figured out back in the '60s
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Reply 43 - Posted by: wangbuster 6/17/2021 7:33:59 PM (No. 818933)
Dimo nut probably being treated by Dr. Joke (aka Dr. Jill).
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Reply 44 - Posted by: coldoc 6/17/2021 7:44:49 PM (No. 818941)
By the looks of the hemorrhages in her legs she's on the way out anyway. No loss.
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Reply 45 - Posted by: Zbogwan2 6/17/2021 7:53:51 PM (No. 818948)
Time to resurrect Dr. Kavorkian and have him provide his bedside manner to Rachelle Zola?
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Reply 46 - Posted by: anniebc 6/17/2021 8:44:15 PM (No. 818992)
At least she's willing to do something for her stupid guilt. Racist.
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Reply 47 - Posted by: downnout 6/17/2021 8:54:09 PM (No. 819005)
What a drama queen. Her actions scream “Look at me! I want to help black and brown people!” How does starving yourself help? I’ll wait for the answer……
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Reply 48 - Posted by: EQKimball 6/17/2021 9:10:00 PM (No. 819022)
Does she think Germany should pay reparations to the Jews? Should Turkey pay reparations to Armenians? Should Japan pay reparations to Koreans and Chinese? Should the French pay reparations to the Russians? Should the Germans? Should the Russians pay reparations to the Poles? Should we pay reparations to the Indians? Should Spain? Should we pay reparations to Mexico? Should the Vatican pay reparations for the crusades?
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Reply 49 - Posted by: columba 6/17/2021 9:10:13 PM (No. 819024)
Victim Mentality" makes the headlines again.
0 people like this.

Reply 50 - Posted by: smokincol 6/17/2021 9:22:21 PM (No. 819032)
and the colored girls say: "do, do, do dooda do do, do dooda do, do, do dooda do, do, do dooda do, do, dooooo"
3 people like this.

Reply 51 - Posted by: vetposter 6/17/2021 9:47:11 PM (No. 819047)
Drop dead dirtbag
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Reply 52 - Posted by: Historybuff 6/17/2021 10:07:15 PM (No. 819064)
African Americans are the poorest Americans. But they are the richest Africans.
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Reply 53 - Posted by: padiva 6/17/2021 10:33:44 PM (No. 819076)
Sweets, why don't you start eating and find a way to help people who are still enslaved today?
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Reply 54 - Posted by: JimBob 6/17/2021 11:05:13 PM (No. 819090)
Note to writer Nara: Why are you giving this fool a platform? Ya can't fix Stupid.... or, in this case, ..... There's No Fool like an Old Fool. Note to subject Rachelle: Heels-Up Harris' grandfather, or great grandfather started Browntown in Jamaica, and owned -not all at one time, more like 200 or so at a time- something like 1,000 to 1,100 slaves. You want reparations, go demand 'em from HER! (By the way, she's a Leftist.... you won't get ANYTHING from HER!) All my working career I had to overcome 'Affirmative Action', where people who belonged to various groups favored by the federal government were given preference in hiring and preference in promotion at the expense of the group that I happened to be a member of. I got cr@pped on for 30 years...... but I overcame the offsets stacked against me by getting an education, doing the hard work, and getting the needed results. Where's MY 'Reparations'? Bottom line: This 'Reparations' nonsense is all BOVINE SCATOLOGY!
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Reply 55 - Posted by: 4Justice 6/18/2021 12:17:20 AM (No. 819123)
Age is irrelevant. It doesn't necessarily indicate wisdom nor does it draw respect--especially nowadays. She was probably an old hippie anti-war protester or an old commie folkie or beatnik back in the day. Old radicals never die...They just stink longer.
0 people like this.

Reply 56 - Posted by: bobn.t 6/18/2021 12:23:52 AM (No. 819126)
wacko libnut, Go kill yourself with the foolishness. All for naught. You mean nothing to the black communities.
0 people like this.

Reply 57 - Posted by: PChristopher 6/18/2021 12:36:28 AM (No. 819134)
So go ahead and starve.....No reparations!!
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Reply 58 - Posted by: SweetPea3 6/18/2021 12:40:37 AM (No. 819136)
So, cut out the liquids too and speed things up.
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Reply 59 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 6/18/2021 2:11:03 AM (No. 819179)
#52 No they aren't. While elderly people living alone on SS are the most disadvantaged Here we go again; the push for HR 40. With the squad, this time it may get passed. Affirmative Action is reparations. Ask MOOoochelle.
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Reply 60 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 6/18/2021 2:12:17 AM (No. 819180)
Apologies. "White" not while.
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The Confederate battle flag, which was crafted as a symbol of opposition to the abolishment of slavery, is just recently tired. We don’t see it much anymore. However, on the 6th, when the stormers rained on the nation’s most precious hut, waving Old Glory — the memo was received: the American flag is its replacement. President Biden, Madame Harris and members of Congress: the American flag has been hijacked as code for a specific belief. God bless those believers, they can have it. Like the Confederate, it is tattered, dated, divisive, and incorrect. It no longer represents democracy and freedom. It no longer represents ALL of us. It’s not fair
Mayor Lightfoot Declares Racism
A Public Health Crisis in Chicago
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Posted by JrSample 6/18/2021 7:39:57 AM Post Reply
Racism against black Chicago residents constitutes a public health crisis within the city, Mayor Lori Lightfoot declared on Thursday. Lightfoot said in a press conference that it is “way past time that as a city” made the declaration, which followed the publication of a Tuesday report by the Chicago Department of Public Health reporting the difference in life expectancy between black and non-black residents is 9.2 years.
Law banning trans athletes from
women's sports unconstitutional: DOJ
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Posted by Ribicon 6/18/2021 4:44:06 PM Post Reply
The Department of Justice is mounting a case arguing that laws in West Virginia and Arkansas that bar transgender athletes from competing in women’s sports are unconstitutional, despite the overwhelming majority of Americans supporting biological gender segregation in sports, according to a report citing court papers. “The United States has a significant interest in ensuring that all students, including students who are transgender, can participate in an educational environment free of unlawful discrimination,” the DOJ said in court documents filed in a West Virginia court case Thursday, according to a report by the Daily Mail.(Snip)A poll from May found that a majority of Americans don’t support transgender
Black Americans are 3.5 times more likely
to visit the ER for car crash injuries
than white patients, CDC report finds
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Posted by Ribicon 6/18/2021 12:04:25 PM Post Reply
Black Americans are much more likely to visit emergency rooms (ERs) than whites for car crash injuries, a new report finds. Newly released Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data show that about five out of every 1,000 Americans visit the ER for wounds in motor vehicle accidents. Researchers found black Americans were much more likely to face car crash injuries with have a rate of 15.2 ER visits for every 1,000 people compared to a rate of 4.3 for every 1,000 for white Americans. Additionally, young adults, those in the South, and those with less comprehensive insurance are also more likely to visit
An America where your kids can't afford to
keep your money: Middle income families'
disgust with Biden's 'twisted' 'death tax' that
would force many to part with their
inheritance to pay the bill
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Posted by Imright 6/18/2021 9:41:01 PM Post Reply
Middle income families are lashing out against Joe Biden's punitive new tax plan that would claim a large chunk of the amount someone leaves to their kids when they die just because it has gone up in value over the course of their lifetime. The harsh new tax - dubbed Biden's 'death tax' - is hidden in his American Families Plan and it's receiving ferocious backlash. It proposes that when someone dies, any asset they leave behind that has appreciated in value by more than $1million since the time they bought it should be taxed. The tax rate would go as high as 40% - double
Juneteenth events in Twin Cities will
offer 'a celebration of Blackness'
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Posted by Ribicon 6/19/2021 12:14:31 PM Post Reply
Darius Dotch chuckled in the midst of a Juneteenth performance last Saturday in St. Cloud. The onstage moment wasn't a mistake. He was re-enacting an 1865 letter from Jourdon Anderson, a Black man who escaped slavery in Tennessee, to his former master, who had wanted him to return to bondage. The actor and hip-hop artist lingered on a moment of droll poignancy.(Snip)Black people mark Juneteenth with recitations of historical texts, theater, poetry, dance, music and art. Some also commune through food and drink, parades and family games. The holiday is seen as one where Black people can be their authentic selves.
Pennsylvania poised to begin Arizona-style
election audit with subpoena power
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Posted by Imright 6/18/2021 10:20:06 PM Post Reply
Pennsylvania appears to be on the precipice of initiating an Arizona-style audit of the 2020 election.State Sen. David Argall, who heads a committee that oversees elections, told local news outlets he favors a forensic audit of the contest that state and federal officials insist was secure.The Republican, under pressure by former President Donald Trump to take action, told the Capital-Star the audit is now a “very real possibility." The report said he is considering subpoenas for ballot information and which jurisdictions to send them.“There are a lot of things under consideration right now, and I told them to check back in a week or two, and we hope to
The Rosenbergs were executed for spying
in 1953. Can their sons reveal the truth?
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Posted by Ribicon 6/19/2021 1:25:31 PM Post Reply
“It was a queer, sultry summer, the summer they electrocuted the Rosenbergs……” So goes the opening sentence of Sylvia Plath’s 1963 novel The Bell Jar, referring to the Jewish American couple, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, who were convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage and sent to the electric chair exactly 68 years ago today. Their execution casts a morbid shadow over Plath’s book, just as it did over the United States, and it is seen by many as the nadir of America’s engagement with the cold war.(Snip) During their trial, Ethel in particular was vilified for prioritising communism over her children, and the prosecution insisted
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