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Carl Nassib of Las Vegas Raiders is first active NFL player to announce he is gay

The Raiders no less! I used to root for them when I was young, mostly because of Jim Plunkett, but also I loved their rebellious image with the pirate logo. They were the bad boys of football back then, when they were the Oakland Raiders.

I hope you are all doing well ❤️

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m2. :0)

orlbucfan

Football faithful have been aware of gay players for years. Decades ago, during a SuperBowl, “In Living Color” on POX did a drop dead, absolutely brilliant and hilarious spoof on it. They had a field day with “tight end.”😂👍

magsview

Good news for their physical health, but bad for some of their economic health. I hope they figure out a way to replace that income with something less damaging to themselves and their environment. I hope we can too!

St. Croix refinery that rained oil on neighborhoods is shutting down indefinitely

The refinery was a big boost for the economy in St. Croix during the pandemic, providing revenue and jobs for people on the island. But some of the island’s residents are questioning whether it’s doing more harm than good, particularly for a community on the front lines of the climate change crisis in the form of sea level rise and increasingly powerful storms.

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happy solstice night 🌓🌍💖

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Blog: Adams spends last day on the trail lacing into opponents

But one borough’s down-ballot race — to decide the next district attorney of Manhattan — will have far-reaching impact in a city that is both an epicenter of a broad movement to end racist practices in criminal justice and also facing a wave of gun violence that is sparking concerns over rising crime.

The next DA may also inherit an expansive criminal prosecution of former President Donald Trump.

Since the DA is a state position, it is not subject to ranked-choice voting. That means the candidate who receives the most votes in Tuesday’s primary will likely win the general election in November — Democrats dominate voter registration in the borough — and could remain in office for a generation or more, even with a mandate from only a small slice of Manhattan voters.

The crowded field of eight candidates — three of whom have never prosecuted a case — has produced two front-runners: Alvin Bragg, a former chief deputy attorney general for New York, and Tali Farhadian Weinstein, a former federal prosecutor and special counsel to Brooklyn’s district attorney.

The race’s only public poll, conducted earlier this month by Data For Progress, found Bragg and Farhadian Weinstein neck and neck, despite the latter’s massive spending, driven by millions in donations from herself.

https://www.ny1.com/nyc/brooklyn/decision-2021/2021/06/21/day-before-primary-june-21-2021

Meet Tali Farhadian Weinstein, the Millionaire Trying to Buy the Manhattan DA’s Office

Tali Farhadian Weinstein, who owns a $26 million apartment and a $13 million summerhouse, is using her wealth and connections to try to buy the Manhattan DA’s office — and thwart anti-incarceration candidates in Tuesday’s primary.

https://www.jacobinmag.com/2021/06/tali-farhadian-weinstein-manhattan-da-race-election-marton-bragg-finance-prisons-criminal-justice

orlbucfan

Happy Summer to you and all Nesters!🌼🌞🌻BTW, T and R, jcb!!🦋🐬🌳☮️😊👍

orlbucfan

I sure hope the voters turn out in NYC today (Tuesday)!

Benny

I extended the thread to go into today in order to keep the conversation going.

Sure happy it’s Tuesday!

orlbucfan

Thank you and T and R, Ms. Benny!! 🐋🍀🦋☮️😊👍

Benny

For the NYC races…

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chicago!

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