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GOP Mayor’s Criticism of Anti-Gun Activist David Hogg Could Have Major Consequences

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Waterville Mayor Nick Isgro could be facing a recall vote after criticizing Parkland shooting survivor and rabid anti-gun activist David Hogg.

Isgro wouldn’t be the first person to experience severe backlash after taking shots at Hogg. Fox News host Laura Ingraham was forced to take a “vacation” from her show and lost a significant amount of advertisers after having a Twitter altercation with the young gun control advocate.

The recall movement in Waterville is being headed up by former Maine Democratic Mayor Karen Heck, with the end goal being to see Isgro removed from office.

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In April, Isgro reportedly reveled in Fox News’ president backing Ingraham after the boycott and wrote on Twitter, “Eat it, Hogg.”

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A screenshot of the alleged tweet can be seen below, copied and shared by an account that calls itself “Waterville Republicans.”

The group wrote, “We are deeply disappointed in @nickisgro1’s recent tweet about @davidhogg111. As #2a supporters, we don’t agree with David’s policy ideas, but he should be treated with respect and decency, especially given the terrible tragedy he endured. Mr. Mayor, apologize.”

Isgro himself responded to the movement to have him ousted from office on Facebook:

“My team will be closely examining the petitions for accuracy since over 14% of the petition signatures were disqualified or rejected so far,” he added, noting that the movement was nothing more than an an “effort organized by dark money funded outsiders,” and said that the attack is not just on him, but on “all of us.”

“They do not like the way we run Our City, they do not like that we speak up at meetings, and they do not like how you have worked with me in an effort to put you first before politics and political agendas,” Isgro continued. “They want to silence us. They do not like that Democrats, Republicans, Independents and those not enrolled in political parties have come together as a unified people to achieve great things — as friends and neighbors should.”

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While his comment might have lacked professionalism to a certain degree, he’s certainly entitled to his own opinion, and to be fair, David Hogg — who is now legally an adult — chose to get involved in the public arena.

He knew full well what the political climate is like in America in the 21st century, yet he chose to not only wade into the water, but dove in on one of the most divisive issues in our country: guns.

This is aside from the fact that Hogg himself has repeatedly insulted his elders for not implementing gun control, an act for which he was given a complete pass by the media.

This comment in no way justifies a recall vote, which in turn translates into a full nullification of the voters’ voice in Waterville.

The First Amendment no longer seems to matter in America anymore.

Source: TheBlaze

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Amazon Rolls Out Creepy ‘Pay By Palm’ Hardware at Whole Foods

Is this one of the harbingers of a cashless society?

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Throughout much of modern history, Americans and their cash were two separate things.  One was a human being, breathing and walking about, earning money.  The money was an inanimate commodity of varying value that we used to keep the organism alive, fat, and happy. But in the future, it seems as though we may find ourselves intrinsically, and anatomically indistinguishable from our bank account.  In fact, it appears as though Amazon is banking on it. Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) said it is rolling out biometric technology at its Whole Foods stores around Seattle starting on Wednesday, letting shoppers pay for items with a scan of their palm. The move shows how Amazon is bringing some of the technology already in use at its namesake brick-and-mortar Go and Books stores to the grocery chain it acquired in 2017. The system, called Amazon One, lets customers associate a credit card with their palm print. It offers a contact-less alternative to cash and card payments, Amazon said. Of course, the move is being regarded as a terrifying leap into Orwellian territory by privacy experts, as it appears to push us ever closer to a cashless society where hackers and power failures could doom us all to poverty in the blink of an eye.

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Fraternal Order of Police Responds to LeBron James’ Tweet Fiasco

And they were NOT happy.

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The politicization of American sports has been ongoing for some time, perhaps decades, but the most recent acceleration of this melding has come thanks to the power of social media and the blurring of the line between celebrity and athlete. At the forefront of this movement has been the NBA, and, more specifically, superstar LeBron James. This week, James came under fire for a tweet in which he referenced the Derek Chauvin trial’s guilty verdicts, with a photo of another officer who was involved in the shooting of a young black girl and text stating “you’re next”. The tweet was seen as a threat by many, including the Fraternal Order of Police who responded harshly. On Wednesday, James tweeted a photo of the officer involved in the shooting with a caption reading “YOU’RE NEXT #ACCOUNTABILITY.” The tweet has since been deleted. James was reacting to the deadly police shooting of 16-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant. Hours later, the National Fraternal Order of Police tweeted a photo of James’ original tweet, saying: “[email protected], with his vast resources & influence, should educate himself and, frankly, has a responsibility to do so, on the facts before weighing in. This is disgraceful & extremely reckless. The officer saved a young girl’s life. No amount of gaslighting will change that fact.” James attempted to walk back the tweet after deleting it, by issuing an explanation that garnered only a lukewarm response online.

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