April 17, 2021

BLM clenched-fist symbol has little-known communist history, critics say

The symbol of a clenched, raised fist is ascendant among Black Lives Matter protesters, Antifa rioters and other political left-wingers. 

But critics of the symbol note its origin and long use with communist movements – a history so fraught that, until recently, many left-wing protesters hesitated to use the iconic image.

“It is a symbol used by movements that establish oppressive systems, as every system established along Marxist lines has been,” Murray Bessette, a former professor of government at Morehead State University and now with the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, told Fox News.


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The Recorder – Wendell opts out of state aerial spraying of mosquitoes

Published: 4/16/2021 2:26:58 PM

WENDELL — The Selectboard voted Wednesday to opt out of a program through the state Department of Agricultural Resources that involves aerial spraying of mosquitoes to protect against eastern equine encephalitis, better known as EEE.

Municipalities are allowed to decline the service as long as they develop their own mosquito control program, which must be submitted to the state for approval. Board of Health Chair Barbara Craddock said no alternate plan has been devised yet, but one is due by May 15.

Selectboard Chair Dan Keller said during Wednesday’s meeting that he has no interest in

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A lawmaker suggested giving Minnesota an official state soup

Is it time for Minnesota to finally have a state soup?

Rep. Jim Nash, R-Waconia, is offering an answer to the question no-one has ever asked, by submitting an amendment to the state budget bill to designate a state soup study group. 

Nash told the Minnesota Reformer he offered the amendment to make a point … and subsequently withdrew it.

“There have been so many advisory commissions and councils and different things that I believe ultimately are outsourcing decisions that legislators need to be making, so I’m making a very humorous offering of a group of people

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Colorado ranchers fight ballot proposal they say would be devastating to ag industry

Colorado ranchers and farmers are fighting against a 2022 proposed ballot measure that they say is yet another attack on the state’s $47 billion agriculture industry.

Initiative 16, a section of which is referred to as “Wilbur’s Law,” adds livestock and fish to the state’s animal cruelty law and redefines what constitutes a “sexual act with an animal,” including practices often used in breeding and animal husbandry. It also requires that slaughtering of livestock only occur if an animal has lived a quarter of its natural lifespan — estimated at 20 years for a cow, for example — which

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In-person bird walks at Hills Creek State Park in Tioga County begin this weekend | Life

Charleston Twp., Pa. – On April 17 beginning at 8 a.m., Ken Cooper of the Tiadaghton Audubon Society will lead the first Saturday Morning Bird Walk at Hills Creek State Park.

The walks are free and open to the public, and registration is not required.

To join a bird walk, simply meet at the Hills Creek State Park office at 111 Spillway Road, Wellsboro a short time before 8 a.m. to drive to the nearby starting location.

Birders of all level are invited to join! Feel free to bring binoculars and cameras to get a better look at the birds

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Security agency owner beaten up for asking to return stolen pet dog | Noida News

Ghaziabad: A security agency owner in Ghaziabad was beaten up by some men in his locality after a dispute over a pet dog. The victim, identified as Pradeep Kumar Teotia, a resident of Vijay Nagar claimed that five men pointed a pistol at him and threatened him with dire consequences if his sister-in-law didn’t take back her police complaint against them alleging they had stolen her dog.
On Saturday, the dog went missing and the family filed a complaint against their neighbours — Gopal and Govinda — both are brothers.
Teotia, who owns Indian Teotia Security Service, said that
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