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Sheriff’s office explains the Tim Pool swatting incident

Washington County Sheriff's office explains the Tim Pool swatting incident - Bent Corner

Tim Pool, one of YouTube’s most successful political pundits/propagandists, was swatted yesterday. To swat someone is to call 911 and falsely claim there is a dangerous incident taking place at the target’s location, and to ask for the police to come. Someone did that to Tim Pool yesterday while he was live on YouTube. We …

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The Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus sounds like a jerk

The omicron variant of the covid-19 virus sounds like a real jerk - Bent Corner

There’s a new variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. It’s called the Omicron variant. It was first detected in South Africa and scientists are concerned that it’s more transmissible than prior variants. The reason? There are more than 30 mutations in the spike protein, the part of the virus that binds to human cells. Omicron has …

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Is it safe to go to a movie theater during Covid?

Is it safe to go to a movie theater during Covid? - Bent Corner

The Dune movie is premiering in U.S. theaters October 22. It will also begin streaming that same day on HBO Max. According to Denis Villeneuve, the movie’s esteemed director, people should watch Dune – If they feel comfortable – in an Imax theater, not at home on HBO Max. From The Hollywood Reporter: “At the …

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Stop broadcasting outdated COVID-19 information

Stop broadcasting outdated COVID-19 information - Bent Corner

I’ve noticed quite a bit of outdated and misleading COVID-19 information posted on Twitter. For example, take the following tweet: I don’t know who Summer Brennan is. I don’t follow her. She has a blue check next to her name, so she must be important. Her tweet just showed up in my timeline. She claimed in …

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Washington County Public Schools to require masks

Washington County Public Schools to require masks - Bent Corner

When school begins on August 30 in Washington County, Maryland, everyone will be required to wear a mask. This is a reversal by the Washington County Public Schools. On August 6, they announced at a school board meeting that mask-wearing would be “optional.” That option has been revoked because COVID-19 numbers in Washington County are …

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Spread love not syphilis!

These billboards started appearing around Hagerstown, Spread Love Not Syphilis! I wasn’t aware there was a problem in Washington County with pregnant women having syphilis. Then again, I would have no reason to know about it if it was a problem. YouTube personality Tim Pool now lives here in Washington County. Maybe the phenomenon of …

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