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West Virginia Boy Buys Stuff To Make Lunches For Truck Drivers With His Own Money; Pass Them Out Himself

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While the coronavirus rages on in America, causing the death toll to rise over 1,000, there are also heroes who are proving that in times of crisis good people will, themselves, step up to the plate and help provide a little bit of light shining in the darkness.

A 13-year-old boy from West Virginia is just such a hero. This young man made the news by using his own allowance to buy stuff to make lunches for truck drivers and pass them out himself at a stop near Morgantown.

This is what makes America so awesome.

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“I have the money to go out and try to appreciate these drivers,” Logan Miller said in a video posted last week on Facebook. “They’ve done so much work for us. I go by one motto: If there’s no truck drivers out here, American would stop running.”

Miller said his father is a truck driver and worries that he might contract the coronavirus as he transports goods across the country.

To show his gratitude for drivers such as his father, Miller said he decided to use his weekly allowance, usually about $50 a week, to go to the local Sam’s Club and purchase food to put in bag lunches and pass out to drivers.

“There’s an Uncrustable in there, chips, two Slim Jims, and crackers,” Miller said.

Last week, the American Trucking Association renewed a promise to keep food and other essentials stocked on shelves across the country during the coronavirus pandemic.

Not all heroes wear capes, folks. This kid is living proof of that.

Just imagine if more people in the world thought and acted like this young man. How much better would we all be? Let’s hope his example rubs off on others and more kindness explodes out into the world. God knows we need it right now.

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Apple Backs Down, Will Allow Parler Back on App Store

The news is seen as a major boost for the First Amendment.

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Free speech is a fickle thing, and precious too.  If we’re not careful, it can be stripped away but those who hide behind the claim that a “private” company can limit your personal freedoms. Twitter, Facebook, and other social media platforms are almost always the culprits here, bending the algorithmic reach of those with whom they disagree. Enter Parler:  A free speech app where only the bare legal minimum of content would be moderated. The platform became incredibly popular with an astonishing swiftness, but soon faced trouble from companies who had previously aligned themselves with Facebook and Twitter’s more controlling stance. Apple, who had previously booted Parler from its App Store, has now relented to the Constitution. Apple has approved Parler’s return to the iOS app store following improvements the social media company made to better detect and moderate hate speech and incitement, according to a letter the iPhone maker sent to Congress on Monday. The decision clears the way for Parler, an app popular with conservatives including some members of the far right, to be downloaded once again on Apple devices. The letter — addressed to Sen. Mike Lee and Rep. Ken Buck and obtained by CNN — explained that since the app was removed from Apple’s platform in January for violations of its policies, Parler “has proposed updates to its app and the app’s content moderation practices.” On April 14, Apple’s app review team told Parler that its proposed changes were sufficient, the letter continued. Now, all Parler needs to do is to flip the switch. The news is seen as a major boost for the First Amendment.

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WATCH: NC Man Slings Rabid Bobcat Across His Front Yard

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For many North Carolinians, neighborhood living brings with it the peace of mind that the most invasive animals you might have to deal with are squirrels who are trying to rest in your attic, or raccoons hoping to fatten up from your trash can.  The Tar Heel state has some bears, sure, but they’re not often the pestering or dangerous type like you might see in the Pacific Northwest or parts of California. But one man this week got up close and personal with a seriously frightening creature this week, after it lunged at his wife from underneath their car. A disturbing video captures the moment a rabid bobcat attacks a North Carolina woman—and the moment her husband grabs it off her and throws it through the air. Kristi and Happy Wade of Burgaw were walking to their SUV to take their cat to the vet the morning of April 9 when the growling animal ran across the street and attacked, WIS-TVreports. After throwing it several feet, Happy Wade eventually shot it after it ran into the couple’s garage and then continued to charge, ABC 11 reports. A neighbor who had been jogging by at the time stopped to help and called 911. Video of the incident is simply unbelievable. https://twitter.com/nojumper/status/1383145940807163904?s=20 The bobcat was injured by Wade and later euthanized by local law enforcement.  An autopsy revealed that the animal was indeed rabid, and the family has been undergoing treatment for their numerous bite wounds.

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