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It’s not safe to drive for Uber or Lyft during the coronavirus pandemic

It's not safe to drive for Uber or Lyft during the COVID-19 pandemic

I decided over the weekend not to drive for Uber or Lyft during the coronavirus pandemic.  For my personal safety, it just doesn’t make any sense. Uber and Lyft have been extremely slow enacting any type of safety measures in response to the COVID-19 state of emergency. One of the things they should have done …

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The coronavirus has made landfall in the United States

The coronavirus has made landfall in the United States - Bent Corner

As of this morning, there are now 12 confirmed cases of people infected with the coronavirus in the United States. The outbreak was first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. With hundreds of U.S. citizens being evacuated from Wuhan back to the United States, that number will almost certainly go up. All it takes is one …

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Why don’t our Chinese economic overlords like our ‘Star Wars’ movies?

We don't our Chinese overlords like our 'Star Wars' movies? - Bent Corner

I just read that the newest Star Wars movie, The Last Jedi, is no longer available in China. It’s been pulled out of theaters. The reason? The Chinese just don’t like Star Wars. This fact makes me sad on many fronts. For one thing, China owns most of our national debt, so that means they’re our economic bosses. …

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Russia may give Edward Snowden to Donald Trump

Russia may give Edward Snowden to Donald Trump - Bent Corner

From NBC News: U.S. intelligence has collected information that Russia is considering turning over Edward Snowden as a “gift” to President Donald Trump — who has called the NSA leaker a “spy” and a “traitor” who deserves to be executed. That’s according to a senior U.S. official who has analyzed a series of highly sensitive …

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