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[Game time!] CBS News Republican debate in South Carolina, 13 February 2013

Please use this thread and #PoliticalDiscussion on Snoonet to discuss your prediction, expectations, and anything else regarding tonight's debate as it happens. Shortly after it's over, we'll switch to an after debate thread.
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David Begnaud RT from CBS News Radio: On today's "Reporter's Notebook," anchor @DavidBegnaud talks about the importance of relationships with affiliates -- like @KIRO7Seattle -- across the country. 👉🏻Listen here:👈🏻

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Maharashtra govt to bring in a legislation to make Marathi language compulsory in all schools, including those affiliated to ICSE and CBSE boards: CM Devendra Fadnavis -All India Radio News on Twitter

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[Pre Game] CBS News Republican debate in South Carolina, 13 February 2013

Please use this thread to discuss your prediction, expectations, and anything else regarding tonight's debate. We will switch over to a LIVE discussion thread, and #PoliticalDiscussion on Snoonet shortly before the debate begins, so you may discuss it in real time.
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New York's WBAI Pacifica Radio affiliate has shut down, orphaning 2600's Off the Hook, the Hour of the Wolf, and many other beloved mainstays / Boing Boing

New York's WBAI Pacifica Radio affiliate has shut down, orphaning 2600's Off the Hook, the Hour of the Wolf, and many other beloved mainstays / Boing Boing submitted by koavf to radio [link] [comments]

Bringing Maller Militia love to the city of brotherly love, huge new radio affiliate!!!

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Russia names Voice of America, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and seven affiliated news media as foreign agents.

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Big Changes In Store For Hawaii Public Radio: The National Public Radio affiliate plans a realignment of its news and music programming Tuesday.

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Cleveland Indians Announce New Columbus Radio Affiliate

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What is the story with protester hate for Brandi Kruse? She seems like she's mostly favorable toward them but I'm not that familiar

From what I've seen, she was gassed along with protesters and her security guard took away a gun from someone.
This is her twitter and I don't see anything antagonizing BLM-
Stranger reported that she was kicked out of the protest, being called "Fox News" or "Fake News".
Can someone OOTL this for me?
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Fans of Schools with IMG radio affiliates can now listen to live radio broadcast of their games with new app.

Found this perusing the Wake boards and thought it would be good to know for fans who have moved away from their respective schools but still like hearing the hometown broadcast.
Here's what it looks like
Link for Droid People
Link for Apple People
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Companies connected to Trump received large taxpayer-funded forgivable loans: A list

Yesterday, the Small Business Administration and Treasury Department disclosed the recipients of 660,000 Paycheck Protection Program loans. The list only includes those who received at least $150,000 in funding, which is less than 15 percent of the total number of loans. The administration originally tried to hide this information.
Recipients do not have to repay the loan if they keep (or re-hire to meet) their pre-COVID-19 levels of employment and compensation and spend the funds on approved expenses.
Explore the list yourself: The Washington Post turned the original spreadsheet into an online searchable database.
This post is about the relevant “highlights” from the list. Some of the connections to politicians are stronger than others. However, the point isn't so much that certain politicians are unethically profiting - the point is that the American people deserve to know where their money is going. Especially when so many "average" Americans are struggling. In other words, draw your own conclusions from the data.

Connections to Trump & family

A New York shipping business (Foremost Group) owned by the family of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, the wife of the Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, received at least $350,000. “Ms. Chao has no formal affiliation or stake in the business, but she and Mr. McConnell have received millions of dollars in gifts from her father, James, who ran the company until 2018.”
Kasowitz Benson Torres, founded and run by Trump’s longtime personal lawyer, Marc E. Kasowitz, received a loan for between $5 million and $10 million. Mr. Kasowitz and the firm represented Trump during Mueller’s investigation and for decades before Trump was elected president.
The American Center for Law and Justice, whose chief counsel is Trump lawyer Jay Sekulow, got between $1 million and $2 million. Sekulow also defended Trump during the Mueller investigation and impeachment proceedings.
Jared Kushner connections:
  • Esplanade Livingston, a Kushner family entity that owns the land in Livingston, N.J., where the family’s Westminster Hotel is, got between $350,000 and $1 million. Esplanade Livingston’s company address is the same as that of the Kushner Companies real estate development business.
  • Princeton Forrestal, a real estate entity owned by various members of the Kushner family not including Mr. Kushner, received a loan of between $1 million and $2 million. It is at least 40 percent owned by Kushner family members.
  • The New York Observer, the news website that Kushner ran before entering the White House and is still owned by Kunsher’s brother-in-law’s investment firm, was approved for between $350,000 and $1 million
  • In addition, up to $2 million was approved for the Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy, a nonprofit religious school in Livingston, N.J., that’s named for Jared Kushner’s grandfather and supported by the family.
In April, a bank approved a loan of between $150,000 and $350,000 for the Pennsylvania dental practice of Albert Hazzouri, who golfs with Trump and frequents Mar-a-Lago. In 2017, Hazzouri used his access to the president to pass him a policy proposal on club stationery on behalf of the American Dental Association. He addressed the note to Trump “Dear King.”
A firm that raises money for Trump’s re-election campaign and the Republican National Committee received a loan of more than $1 million, according to the data set, while a company that produces Trump’s political advertisements received between $350,000 and $1 million.
  • The New York Times does not identify these companies by name. I tried to figure out which companies they were referring to but could not be sure. We already knew that Phunware, a Trump re-election campaign data collector, received $2.85 million — nearly 14 times the PPP average of $206,000 (reported in April).
Billionaire property developer Joe Farrell, a prominent Republican fundraiser, received up to $1 million in taxpayer coronavirus relief funds. Farrell, a developer in New York's exclusive Hamptons beachfront community, has thrown fundraising parties for Trump… Farrell this year rented out his 17,000-square-foot, $40 million East End estate, Sandcastle, for close to $2 million to a wealthy Manhattan family trying to escape the coronavirus for six months.
Dozens of tenants at buildings owned by Trump or managed by his companies received funds… More than 20 businesses listed at 40 Wall Street, an office building that Trump has owned since the mid-1990s, also reportedly received government loans totaling at least $20 million. Among the recipients were law offices, financial service firms and nonprofit organizations.
Sushi Nakazawa, a restaurant at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, received a loan of between $150,000 and $350,000.
Churches connected to President Donald Trump and other organizations linked to current or former Trump evangelical advisers received at least $17.3 million in loans… City of Destiny, the Florida church that Trump’s personal pastor and White House faith adviser Paula White-Cain calls home, got between $150,000 and $350,000. First Baptist Dallas, led by Trump ally and senior pastor Robert Jeffress got between $2 million and $5 million. Other loan recipients included several churches and organizations connected to allies who joined Trump’s evangelical advisory board during his 2016 campaign.
A company with a name matching one listed on the 2017 financial disclosure of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos received at least $6 million.
Perdue Inc., a Bonaire, Georgia-based trucking company founded by Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, received a PPP loan of between $150,000 and $350,000. An Agriculture Department spokesperson said the company is owned indirectly by a trust of which the secretary’s adult children are 99% stakeholders.
American Media, the publisher of the National Enquirer, received a loan in April from Bank of America Corp. of between $2 million and $5 million, records show. American Media is run by Trump’s longtime friend David Pecker. Furthermore, American Media is owned by Chatham Asset Management, a New Jersey-based hedge fund that oversees about $4 billion.
Cottage Hospital, a 25-bed critical access facility in Woodsville, New Hampshire, received between $2 million and $5 million in PPP loans. The hospital’s CEO, Maria Ryan, is a longtime close associate of Rudy Giuliani’s. Ryan currently co-hosts a talk radio show with Giuliani called “Uncovering the Truth.” Cottage Hospital’s annual revenues typically exceed $30 million, according to its most recent publicly available federal tax return. Ryan’s salary, the last filing shows, is nearly $300,000.

Congress and other political connections

Wineries partly owned by Rep. Nunes, R-Calif. Nunes listed on his 2018 public financial disclosure forms roles as a limited partner with investments in Phase 2 Cellars in San Luis Obispo, California, and Alpha Omega Winery in Saint Helena, California. The PPP data shows the wineries received loans of $1 million to $2 million.
KTAK Corp., a Tulsa-based operator of fast food franchises owned by Rep. Kevin Hern (R-Okla.), received between $1 million and $2 million. Hern had advocated increasing the size of loans available to franchisees, including in a March letter to Senate leaders Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.).
Rep. Mike Kelly (R-Pa.) benefited when three of his car dealerships, located outside of Pittsburgh, received a combined total of between $450,000 and $1.05 million. Kelly is a multimillionaire.
Several plumbing businesses affiliated with Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.), all based in Broken Arrow, Okla., each received between $350,000 and $1 million.
Rep. Rick Allen’s (R-Ga.) construction company in Augusta received between $350,000 and $1 million
EDI Associates, a company the husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi invests in, received between $350,000 and $1 million.
Rep. Nita Lowey’s (D-N.Y.) husband's law firm Lowey Dannenberg P.C. received a loan between $1 million and 2 million. Her husband, Stephen Lowey, is listed as chairman emeritus on the firm's website and is retired from the firm.
Lobbying and policy group Waxman Strategies, which is run by former Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., and his son Michael, which received a loan of $350,000 to $1 million.
Before the release of the data Monday, three members of Congress said they or their spouses had received PPP loans: Rep. Roger Williams, R-Texas; Rep. Vicky Hartzler, R-Mo.; and Rep. Susie Lee, D-Nev.
An affiliate of Americans for Tax Reform, the influential conservative group that has been a vocal critic of government spending, received between $150,000 and $350,000. ATR founder Grover Norquist has criticized the unemployment insurance provision of the CARES Act, which he said “delays recovery,” and signed a letter urging lawmakers not to approve a second stimulus bill.
The Ayn Rand Institute, named for conservative philosopher Ayn Rand, received a loan of between $350,000 and $1 million, which it called “partial restitution for government-inflicted losses."
Citizens Against Government Waste, one of the country’s most prominent anti-government spending organizations and a frequent critic of the CARES Act, took between $150,000 and $350,000 in loans as well.

Other noteworthy recipients

More than 5,600 companies in the fossil fuel industry have taken a minimum of $3bn in coronavirus aid from the US federal government. The businesses include oil and gas drillers and coal mine operators, as well as refiners, pipeline companies, and firms that provide services to the industry.
Yeezy, which California business filings show is a holding company registered to Kanye West, received between $2 million and $5 million to support 106 jobs. West is estimated to be worth $1.3 billion.
Washington lobbying shops, high-priced law firms and special-interest groups also received big loans, according to the administration, the latest indication of how the government’s centerpiece effort to shore up mom-and-pop shops set off a race by organizations far afield from Main Street to secure federal money.
  • Wiley Rein, which has a large lobbying practice focusing on trade issues, received between $5 million and $10 million
  • Van Ness Feldman and Beveridge & Diamond, two law firms that focus on helping energy industry clients push their agendas in Washington, received loans between $2 million and $5 million
More than 100 law firms received loans ranging from $1 million to $10 million, the data showed. The list included well-known names like Boies Schiller Flexner, the high-priced law firm run by David Boies, which received between $5 million and $10 million.
A number of prominent private schools were listed as loan recipients, despite the controversy over whether such institutions should take the money. Some also have political connections in DC.
  • In New York City, St. Ann’s School took a loan valued between $5 million and $10 million.
  • Kent Place School, a private school in New Jersey, was reported to have received a loan worth between $1 million and $2 million.
  • Sidwell Friends, which has educated the children of presidents, received a loan worth between $5 million and $10 million.
  • Georgetown Preparatory School, which the Supreme Court justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch attended, received a loan worth between $2 million and $5 million.

The more you know

Fair distribution? There was no apparent link between the amount of economic damage suffered by states and how successful the small businesses in them were at getting the loans from the program. North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Kansas all saw loan approvals of at least 90 percent of their eligible small-business payroll, even though they rank among the least-affected states in terms of unemployment claims during the crisis.
Just a small fraction of the bailout. Keep in mind that the Paycheck Protection Program is just one part of the government’s bailout. There are other, bigger, bailout efforts that the federal government is not required to tell us about.
Here are some articles about the bigger business and financial sector bailouts:
  • ProPublica: How the Coronavirus Bailout Repeats 2008’s Mistakes: Huge Corporate Payoffs With Little Accountability
  • Brookings: What’s the Fed doing in response to the COVID-19 crisis? What more could it do?
  • NYT: How the Fed’s Magic Money Machine Will Turn $454 Billion Into $4 Trillion
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IAmA Sports Journalist who has logged over 60 hours of radio airtime, has written numerous articles for school newspapers, and is currently working behind the scenes for an NBC-affiliated news station. Oh, and I'm 19. AMAA

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(JPost/Op) Jerusalem Post Editorial: Wise counsel | Bannon is a media personality, but one whose outlet was Breitbart News, a website with an affiliated radio station that he bragged was “a platform for the alt-right.”

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New Fox Sports Radio affiliate in Eugene?

Lately, when channel surfing while driving, my "seek" has been stopping at 95.7 and playing Fox Sports Radio. I haven't heard a station ID or any local ads, so I'm curious as to why I'm hearing it.
It's different than 95.3 (KUJZ) which is CBS Sports Radio. I think I slightly prefer KUJZ over this new one, but... anyone have any info on it?
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Trump to sign executive order limiting social media fact-checks of his content


In case you missed it, Twitter marked two of Trump’s tweets about mail-in voting with “fact-check” disclaimers on Tuesday. The tweets read:
There is NO WAY (ZERO!) that Mail-In Ballots will be anything less than substantially fraudulent. Mail boxes will be robbed, ballots will be forged & even illegally printed out & fraudulently signed. The Governor of California is sending Ballots to millions of people, anyone..... in the state, no matter who they are or how they got there, will get one. That will be followed up with professionals telling all of these people, many of whom have never even thought of voting before, how, and for whom, to vote. This will be a Rigged Election. No way!
Clicking the “Get the facts about mail-in ballots” label leads users to a page that says:
Trump falsely claimed that mail-in ballots would lead to "a Rigged Election." However, fact-checkers say there is no evidence that mail-in ballots are linked to voter fraud.
Trump falsely claimed that California will send mail-in ballots to "anyone living in the state, no matter who they are or how they got there." In fact, only registered voters will receive ballots.
Five states already vote entirely by mail and all states offer some form of mail-in absentee voting, according to NBC News.
Trump angrily responded to the fact checks with multiple tweets alleging improper election interference:
@Twitter is now interfering in the 2020 Presidential Election. They are saying my statement on Mail-In Ballots, which will lead to massive corruption and fraud, is incorrect, based on fact-checking by Fake News CNN and the Amazon Washington Post....
....Twitter is completely stifling FREE SPEECH, and I, as President, will not allow it to happen!
Earlier today (Wednesday) Trump tweeted:
Republicans feel that Social Media Platforms totally silence conservatives voices. We will strongly regulate, or close them down, before we can ever allow this to happen. We saw what they attempted to do, and failed, in 2016. We can’t let a more sophisticated version of that....
....happen again. Just like we can’t let large scale Mail-In Ballots take root in our Country. It would be a free for all on cheating, forgery and the theft of Ballots. Whoever cheated the most would win. Likewise, Social Media. Clean up your act, NOW!!!!

Executive Order

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany told reporters that Trump is expected to sign an executive order aimed at social media companies on Thursday. No details were given about what form it may take.
However, the White House circulated a proposed executive order last year that would task the Federal Communications Commission with developing regulations to clarify when social media companies qualify for crucial liability protections, and would have the Federal Trade Commission “take those new policies into account when it investigates or files lawsuits against misbehaving companies."
That proposal targeted the online industry's prized liability shield over user-generated content, Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. The 1996 law broadly protects websites from lawsuits over what their users post, and for taking good-faith efforts to curb illicit material.
Any executive order is likely to be challenged in court. Twitter is not violating the First Amendment by adding labels to Trump’s tweets - Twitter is a private company that can moderate its users’ speech as it pleases, without legal penalty.
Laurence Tribe:
Trump’s statement that Twitter, a private company, is abridging his First Amendment freedom of speech by tagging his wild tweets about write-in voter fraud as misleading is totally absurd and legally illiterate… The First Amendment limits only the Government, not private entities like Twitter… Anyway, Twitter’s tagging of Trump’s claims about write-in voting is itself absolutely protected under the First Amendment as an expression of opinion… In addition, Twitter’s tagging, even insofar as it can be construed as a factual statement, is shielded by the defense of truth: the claim that Trump’s tweets about massive write-in voter fraud are at best extremely misleading and at worst downright lies is demonstrably true.

Past cases

Conservatives alleging censorship of conservative speech online have regularly failed in the courts:
  • A federal court dismissed activist Laura Loomer’s lawsuit against several tech platforms on Wednesday. The complaint alleged a far-flung conspiracy to censor conservative speech.
  • In a 3-0 decision that could apply to platforms such as Facebook, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Seattle found that YouTube was not a public forum subject to First Amendment scrutiny by judges. It upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit against Google and YouTube by Prager University, a conservative nonprofit run by radio talk show host Dennis Prager.
  • A federal district court in Texas ruled in Nyabwa v. Facebook that a private individual could not maintain a free-speech lawsuit against Facebook, writing: “the First Amendment governs only governmental limitations on speech.”


Twitter has refused to remove tweets by President Trump that allege Joe Scarborough murdered an intern in 2001. The claim is an unfounded conspiracy theory that has been disproven by police - authorities ruled no foul play.
Timothy Klausutis, the widower, sent a letter to Twitter asking the social media company to delete Trump’s tweets.
Klausutis wrote that the "barrage of falsehoods, half-truths, innuendo and conspiracy theories" around his wife's death, which the president had now helped spread, have made it hard for him to "move forward" with his life.
In response, the president dismissed Klausutis' concerns, "I'm sure ultimately they want to get to the bottom of it." (VIDEO)
Trump then doubled down on the conspiracy and said he thought the situation was "very suspicious" and hoped "somebody gets to the bottom of it" despite there being no evidence of foul play.
Note that all of Trump's tweets are being archived already, even ones he has deleted. There are a couple of websites doing this, but here's one:
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Georgia ‘mind-control’ public broadcasting exec hid ownership of Fox News radio affiliate

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Georgia ‘mind-control’ public broadcasting exec hid ownership of Fox News radio affiliate [auto-x-post - OP was FreddieFreelance]

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Anyone know where to find the back catalogue of Dead Air w/Uncle Dave?

I loved listening to the original Dead Air with Uncle Dave on WNCW for years and years. I miss it every Wednesday. Anyone know of a place to listen to these or buy or download them or anything?
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Upstairs Lounge Fire-arson attack in New Orleans on June 24, 1973-"The 1973 arson attack at the Upstairs Lounge killed 32 people and was the largest massacre of LGBTQ individuals in the United States prior to the Pulse Nightclub shooting in 2016. "

Until the Pulse nightclub massacre in 2016, the arson attack which killed 32 people in New Orleans was the deadliest attack at a gay establishment in U.S. history; however, the event “is still relatively unknown, even within the LGBTQ community.” The UpStairs Lounge, a second-floor bar in New Orleans’ French Quarter near the corner of Chartres and Iberville Street, featured a pianist and performances which "were enjoyed by a diverse crowd" as it was one of "few fringe establishments....brazen enough to encourage interracial mingling." The lounge was also “a place of worship” and held services by the Metropolitan Community Church which was the first church in “the U.S. to cater to LGBTQ congregations.”
Earlier that day, Reverend Bill Larson, led a “spiritual gathering” at the lounge. As the weekly “Sunday beer bust” and celebration over the 4th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising that evening was drawing to a close, survivors later reported smelling gasoline but “they didn’t think much of it at the time.” Just before 8 p.m., the doorbell rang which was a sign a taxi had arrived on the street below. The bell kept ringing but no one reported calling a taxi. When the door was opened, a “fireball burst into the room and the inferno quickly spread” as someone had "doused the wooden staircase with lighter fluid and then threw a lighted torch into the stairwell." Jimmy Massacci, owner of the building, and his father, also a previous owner, both witnessed the fire. Jimmy believes "the arsonist was a regular at the bar, due to his familiarity with the door buzzer system used by the patrons." He stated that since the door on Iberville Street “was kept locked, whoever did it had to be a regular and had to know the routine.” A survivor, Ronnie Rosenthal, 21 years old at the time, noted that Buddy Rasmussen, a bartender, led him and about 15 others to safety through a back door that led to the roof, then down to the street; to this day, Buddy refuses to talk to reporters and scholars about the events that day.
It is unclear how but "the door through which the group escaped became locked" and “trapped the rest of the patrons” with a few "managing to squeeze through the burglar bars that blocked the windows." The building had not "been outfitted with proper fire safety measures" as the single emergency exit was not marked and bars covered the windows.Reverend Larson became stuck on the second-floor window and burned to death; a photograph of his burned body was callously featured on the Times-Picayune’s front-page article about the fire. Later that night, Ronnie and his friends were taken to the city morgue to identify some of the bodies with some of those who were identified going “unclaimed by families who were too ashamed to collect the remains of their gay sons and brothers”; Ronnie recalled, “they just let their kids go…it was the most horrific thing.“ Three victims were never identified and were laid to rest in paupers’ graves; churches also refused to hold funerals for the victims along with funeral homes which refused to bury the bodies.
One exception was the Jacob Schoen & Son Funeral Home which was the largest funeral home in New Orleans; the chief investigator for the coroner’s office asked the funeral home to handle burying the victims and the funeral home obliged. Patrick Schoen, who now manages the funeral home, was a seventh-grader at the time and he often took the bus from his family’s funeral home to the cemeteries to place flowers on the victims’ graves. According to Patrick, many of the men “could not initially be identified because they threw their wallets into the fire before they died in order to hide their identities.”
The “pervading homophobia at the time” became clear in “the aftermath of the fire.” In a TV news report the following day, survivors refused to show their faces on camera; some were fired when their employers found out they had been injured in the fire. One victim, who later died of his injuries, learned on his deathbed that had lost his teaching job. A local radio show joked about “victims’ ashes being kept in a fruit jar.” New Orleans previously had “declared days of mourning following similar tragedies, but City Hall did not acknowledge the fire.” St. George’s Episcopal Church was “inundated with complaints” after holding a small memorial service. On July 1, St. Mark’s United Methodist Church held a larger prayer service and memorial which was attended by almost 300 people; many journalists and photographers waited outside the church "to expose members of the closeted gay community in New Orleans." An attendee, Stewart Butler, remembered that "everyone was offered the option of exiting through a back door of the church in order to avoid being potential stigma and harassment from affiliation with the memorial." However, no one chose to do so; instead, everyone "decided to face the media and present a unified front to honor those who had died in the fire."
Further perpetuating the “pervading homophobia of the time”, WVUE Channel 8 reported about an anonymous phone call saying that “the bar was fire-bombed by a vigilante group that has declared war on homosexuals in New Orleans." The caller, a woman, said the group calls itself “Black Momma, White Momma.” The news anchor went on to say that the group was made up of “several women, as well as five men, who have been sexually attacked by homosexuals.” The newscaster concluded by stating that the caller “said the group is planning more attacks and has maps outlining their future targets.”
However, the most likely suspect in the arson was Roger “Dale” Nunez, who was thrown out of the bar earlier in the evening for “being belligerently drunk and harassing customers”; as he was being escorted out of the bar, he angrily threatened to “come back and burn you all out.” He was later seen purchasing lighter fluid at a nearby drugstore just before the fire. He was questioned by police but never charged. He had a history of mental health problems and Dale allegedly confessed to a friend that he started the blaze before killing himself in November 1974. Sam Gebbia, the New Orleans Police Department’s lead investigator, told a newspaper in 2013, “I’m sure in my heart of hearts this is the guy that set our fire”; however, he "just didn’t have enough evidence to arrest him." In 1980, the state fire marshal's office, closed the case citing a lack of leads.
The arson attack remains unsolved.
Jimmy Massacci, the owner of the building, now operates the Jimani Bar on the first floor of the building. The former site of the Upstairs Lounge is used as a storage space.
In 2003, after thirty years, a plaque dedicated to the victims was installed on the sidewalk in front of the door that led to the Upstairs Lounge. The plaque is "small and embedded in the sidewalk so not many people notice it."
I kept finding conflicting information as to whether Roger Nunez was actually questioned by the police. One article noted that the police were not interested in questioning him; similarly, another article noted that police had a hard time locating him once he was discharged from a psychiatric hospital. It was hard to piece together what investigation, if any, was done.
The names of the deceased (as listed on the memorial plaque outside the Upstairs Lounge):
Joseph Henry Adams Reginald Adams, Jr. Guy D. Anderson Joe William Bailey Luther Boggs Louis Horace Broussard Herbert Dean Cooley Donald Walter Dunbar Adam Roland Fontenot David Stuart Gary Horace "Skip" Getchell John Thomas Golding, Sr. Gerald Hoyt Gordon Glenn Richard "Dick" Green James Walls Hambrick Kenneth Paul Harrington Rev. William R. Larson (Metropolitan Community Church Pastor) Ferris LeBlanc Robert "Bob" Lumpkin Leon Richard Maples George Steven Matyi Clarence Josephy McCloskey, Jr. Duane George Mitchell (Metropolitan Community Church Assistant Pastor) Larry Stratton Mrs. Willie Inez Warren Eddie Hosea Warren James Curtis Warren Dr. Perry Lane Waters, Jr. Douglas Maxwell Williams
Three unknown white males buried in New Orleans’ Potter’s Field remain unidentified. A 2018 news article noted that one can reasonably conclude that Larry Frost is one of the three unknown male victims based on interviews and a timeline of his whereabouts. Larry's family would like to see his name officially added to the list of other victims. The article surmised "had the family spoken up sooner, it’s quite possible that Larry’s name could have been included" in the 2003 memorial plaque. Larry's sister, Nancy, stated "that it never occurred to her that people outside the family would be interested in his death" as "they didn’t understand the magnitude of the fire, its place in history, or the passionate, vested interest of the LGBTQ community. She insisted that "their silence wasn’t out of a lack of caring or shame...simply put,they didn’t know that there was a reason to speak up."
In 2018, the city of New Orleans launched an effort to find the lost remains of Ferris LeBlanc, a World War II veteran, who died in the fire. Following his death, Ferris’s remains were identified by his ring and he was buried, along with three other unidentified victims of the fire, in the city’s potter’s field. Ferris’s family were never informed of his death; they only learned of his in 2015 after a curious family member typed his name into Google. Investigations by the family led to a private cemetery called Resthaven which was once contracted by the city to perform burials of New Orleans’ indigent and unclaimed. His remains were buried in an unmarked grave in the enclosed field behind the cemetery in Panel Q, Lot 32.
Both city and cemetery officials told the family that “all relevant records, including any applicable maps of the property, had been destroyed several years earlier by Hurricane Katrina.” Furthermore, “a long-running financial dispute between the city and cemetery had seemingly made any cooperation between them impossible.” Representative Clay Higgins, who sits on the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, contacted the family directly and suggested “the key could lie in the only surviving video of the burial -just a few seconds of grainy news footage -which could be used to triangulate the site of the plot.” However, any disinterment faces a legal battle as a letter from the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office posed “ten questions that need to be considered and investigated as the city starts determining under what circumstances to grant disinterment authorization.” The inquiry has since “been quietly discontinued” due to failure to find records.
Please consider learning more about Save our Cemeteries at Based in New Orleans, the non-profit organization is “dedicated to the preservation, promotion, and protection of New Orleans’ historic cemeteries through restoration, education, and advocacy.” Along with organizing volunteer cemetery clean-ups throughout the year, they also restore and repair vandalized tombs and install various monuments including one honoring war veterans buried in Holt Cemetery, one of the city’s 6 indigent cemeteries.
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Arbitrary list of popular lights - Summer Solstice 2020 edition

Happy Solstice!
In honor of Summer Solstice for the northern hemisphere, I've made an updated list of popular lights. Today is a couple days after (sorry!) the day you're least likely to need a flashlight north of the equator, but it increases every day after so it's a good time to buy a flashlight.
Because a definitive buyer's guide is too hard, I've made an arbitrary list of popular lights you should consider if you're shopping for a light. There is no best flashlight, so this is not the last word in what's good, but a list of lights that are often bought or recommended here with a touch of my own opinion thrown in. Exclusion from this list doesn't mean a light isn't good. To search more lights by their attributes, try
Where possible, official manufacturer URLs are linked here. Sometimes the manufacturer offers good deals through direct orders, sometimes vendors have the best prices. There are coupon codes available that apply to many of the lights listed. I'm hosting a version of this list on my own site with affiliate links because a few people have asked for a way to give me a kickback.
Shipping/availability may be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. In particular, items shipped from China are often taking 2 months to arrive. Supply chains and warehouse stock also appear to be disrupted as well, so you may have to be more patient than usual if you want certain flashlights, chargers, and batteries.

For those in a hurry

If you don't want to learn much, just get one of these.

All of the lights in this section come with a rechargeable battery and have a charger built in to the light. The battery will be a standard size you can buy online from third parties, and the charger will use USB as its power source, though some options do use a special cable. Aside from the Catapult, all have very good color quality compared to the average LED flashlight, improving your ability to see details.
These are at the top of the list not because they're the best in some objective sense, but because they're easy to own and use, and easy to buy. They score well on most measure flashlight nerds care about while also being suitable for non-enthusiasts.

About specs and considerations

Moved to the wiki due to character limit

Mainstream lights

Everyday Carry Lights

These are selected for pocketability first and performance second, but most of the larger options are perfectly adequate for house/cacamping/etc... uses. This section excludes right-angle designs that double as headlamps, but many people do use those for pocket carry, so see that section as well.


AAA battery

AA battery

CR123A/16340 battery

18350 battery

18650 battery

This category is so popular it gets subcategories. If you're looking for a lot of power and runtime that's still possible to carry in most pants pockets, this is your battery.

Dual-switch lights

A tailswitch controls power, a sideswitch changes brightness. The ease of explaning the UI makes these perfect to hand out to others.

E-switch lights

Electronic switches enable shortcuts from off to useful modes - usually lowest, highest, and last-used.

Other by use case

Right-angle lights and headlamps

If I could have only one portable light, it would be a right-angle light that functions as both an everyday carry light and a headlamp. Some lights in this form factor also offer a magnetic tailcap, allowing them to act as mountable area lights.



All of these use one 18650 battery.


Duty lights

These are suitable for first responders and possibly members of the military in combat roles. The focus is on simple operation, reliability and a good way to make sure the light starts on high.

High-performance lights

Most lights on the list are easy to carry, with performance constrained by size and thermal mass as a result. After all, the best light is the one you have. Here are lights to bring when you know you'll be using them.


Turn night into day, but not necessarily very far away


What's that over there? WAY over there? The hotspots of these lights tend to be too focused for comfortable use up close, though using a diffuser is an option. These tend to be most useful for search and rescue, boating, and the like.
FL1 throw is the distance at which large objects can be detected in clear air. At half that distance, there's usually enough illumination to see clearly, though with more extreme throwers, the distances may be so great as to require binoculars to see clearly even during the day. Throwers have visible backscatter from the atmosphere even in clear air, which may obstruct the user's view of the target. Warmer color temperatures tend to have less.


Some throw, some flood... probably a lot

Other lights

Stuff that doesn't fit somewhere else goes here.

Enthusiast lights

Enthusiast lights can be subject to a bit of a flavor of the month phenomenon, and this section isn't necessarily going to try to include them all. What you'll find here are enthusiast lights with some staying power. There will probably be an Emisar D4 of some description this time next year, but not necessarily the latest new FW variant or whatever's currently trendy from Nightwatch.

Everyday carry

Jacket pocket, maybe


* BLF GT90 - the GT with a Luminus SBT-90.2 for over 7000 lumens and 2700m throw claimed, but that's going to be limited by heat and power. For sustainable performance, the original may have the advantage. For short bursts, this will be most impressive. 360, but look for discounts

Edit 20200624: added Tool AA, NU25, KR4, KR1
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The Democratic Party is using the cult tactic BITE model to brainwash people.

The BITE model describes specific methods that cults use to recruit and maintain control over people. . These are mind control tactics.
These exact cult tactics are being used by the DNC against the American people. This is under the assumption that the organization Black Lives Matter and pandemic lockdowns are functions of, or being utilized by, the DNC.
Many of these can be applied to the Republican party as well. However I think this is specifically accurate to the DNC in 2020. I don't feel that Republican's have the extreme harsh judgement if you decide to become a Democrat. Republican's may call CNN fake news but don't act like it's a dirty secret if you watch any segment, as opposed to the Democrats reaction if you have Fox News on. I was a registered Democratic earlier this year. I'm now a registered Independent. You don't know you are in a cult until you can take an unbiased critical look with the BITE model.
Below are the 4 categories of the BITE model. I have listed the relevent examples to the Democratic party and added commentary.
Behavioral Control
Information Control
Thought Control
Emotional Control
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