News and other Things I’ve found interesting July 14th 2020

Made it to another Tuesday. Have less than half a month to figure out how to get more boxes, get rest of house packed up and who knows where I’m moving to. Fridge and cabinets still empty of food. Third day of water only. Bank overdrawn and bills overdue.

Nuisance neighbor next door – in our supposedly awesome neighborhood. Had what I consider to be a COVID-19 party last night. Unfortunately I’m sure no one who attended will get sick. Although they fully deserve to feel wrath of Darwin for their stupidity having an unneeded large gathering in time of coronavirus.

U.S. House to Amtrak: we may have some extra money for you, but you gotta run trains to get it

Rail Runner Express runs without passengers

Rail Runner Express (NMRX) Albuquerque New Mexico October 2015

Rail Runner will ride again — eventually

Missing link to a statewide train network in Washington would be costly

Metra launches test of ridership dashboard

My first Chicago Metra ride LaSalle Street Station to Joliet Illinois

Sam Smith Chicago Metra 2015 Spring Midwest High Speed Rail Association Meeting

Legacy Club for Amtrak Metra passengers Union Station Chicago Now closed

Inside Amtrak Metra Legacy Club during Chicago Union Station Open House October 2015

That lounge was closed a few years ago.

Rail trespassers crossing tracks in Joliet Illinois heading to Metra

Supreme Court says nearly half of Oklahoma is an Indian reservation. What’s next?

Oklahoma’s Suspect Argument in Front of the Supreme Court

Supreme Court Rules That About Half Of Oklahoma Is Native American Land

Landmark Supreme Court Ruling Affirms Native American Rights in Oklahoma

Grant Masaru Imahara was an American electrical engineer, roboticist, and television host

Grant Imahara (1970–2020), host of “MythBusters,” “White Rabbit Project”

Grant Imahara, Engineer Who Co-Hosted ‘MythBusters,’ Dies at 49

‘MythBusters’ host Grant Imahara, an influential popular science personality, dies at 49

Grant Imahara, host of ‘MythBusters’ and ‘White Rabbit Project,’ has died

‘Mythbusters’ Engineer Grant Imahara Dead at 49

Deadblow combat robot built and driven by Grant Imahara

[Battlebots 2.0] Deadblow vs Bad Attitude [Full Version HQ]

[Battlebots 2.0] Deadblow vs Kegger [Full Version HQ]

When Nerds Collide: Bots in the Ring

BattleBots is an American robot combat television series

Pumpkin chucking

It’s Not Easy Being Green

Squirrel tests positive for plague in Colorado

Chicago marathon canceled because of the coronavirus

Chicago Marathon, scheduled for Oct. 11, is canceled for just the 2nd time in its history

LaSalle Bank Chicago Marathon was cut short for the first time in its history

Bubonic plague: Teenage boy dies from ‘Black Death’ disease

Coronavirus: How did Florida get so badly hit by Covid-19?

Mixed messages: Despite state guidance, Parson goes maskless, calls coverings ‘dang masks’

Gasoline, food boost U.S. consumer inflation in June

Teachers and parents protest the reopening of schools in St. Louis without assurances of safety

Can Dr. Birx and Dr. Fauci serve President Trump in good conscience?

The Trump administration has released a lot of shameful documents. This one might be the worst.

The White House’s maligning of Anthony Fauci, annotated

Racines closes earlier than expected after 36 years in Denver, citing coronavirus pandemic

Tri-County Health’s mandatory mask order goes into effect July 24 for Adams, Arapahoe, Douglas counties

Emerson Collective is a social change organization

Laurene Powell Jobs

King Soopers to temporarily stop giving coins for change because of nationwide shortage

Iowa farm where “Field of Dreams” was filmed — but it’s pretty close

Firefighters hope cooler weather will help them contain Elephant Butte fire in Jefferson County

Man’s aggressive cough toward woman on Aspen trail prompts misdemeanor charge

Coronavirus ‘stress’ leads Aspen man to ‘cough’ in woman’s face

Former mining town in Colorado named one of the Best Historic Small Towns in the country

Global website creation company Wix.com picks Denver for latest location

‘No DSS’ ruled unlawful after mother rejected by lettings agency

Landlords ‘unwilling’ to rent to universal credit recipients

FDA expands its list of potentially toxic hand sanitizers to nearly 60 products that can cause blood poisoning, blindness and death

Trump administration carries out first federal execution since 2003 after late-night Supreme Court intervention

Supreme Court allows Justice Dept. to resume federal executions

Victims’ relatives seek to delay federal execution, saying pandemic poses ‘grave risk’ if they attend

Daniel Lewis Lee is first federal inmate executed in 17 years

Daniel Lewis Lee: White supremacist given lethal injection in first US federal execution since 2003

U.S. carries out the first federal execution in nearly two decades

Two men slain near St. Louis University; Greitens rushes to help

At least 17 people shot in NYC on Monday as gun violence continues to soar

Ghislaine Maxwell trial date set in Epstein sex trafficking case

Ghislaine Maxwell requests bail due to ‘significant’ coronavirus risk

Kellyanne Conway’s daughter posts ‘last tweet’ after being kicked off social media

Kellyanne Conway’s anti-Trump daughter keeps trolling mom on TikTok

Kellyanne Conway’s daughter, 15, slams her parents for blocking her freedom of speech