Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Kansas City Midweek News Link Long List

The next Bond movie is on hold but that doesn't stop us from celebrating a bit of intriguing hotness along with a bevy of news links regarding pop culture, community news and info from across the nation and the world . . .

Booze Biz Fights For Survival

Kansas City breweries band together to navigate uncharted territory

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City's robust beer community is navigating an uncertain future as business losses mount during the COVID-19 pandemic. "50% of our business went away overnight," Steve Holle, founder of K.C. Bier Company said. Like other breweries, its off-site revenue disappeared when restaurants and bars closed.

Miracle Landing Testiony

After plane lands on I-470, local flight instructor explains how pilots train for certain situations

LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. - Remember the plane that made an emergency landing on a Lee's Summit highway Tuesday afternoon? The fence is back up at the Lee's Summit Municipal Airport where that plane took off, but didn't fly home. Instead it was towed back in by a pick-up truck.

Save Corona Cash

Finance expert shares advice on saving money on a reduced income

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Many people are trying to move money around to make ends meet. Alec Bethurum, senior portfolio manager at Sterneck Capital Management, said there are quite a few ways for people on a reduced income to cut spending. "You'd be surprised if you looked how much you spend on entertainment and restaurants and food," Bethurum said.

Hottie Pimps Bond Bling

Chopard Dresses Bond Girl In 140 Carats Of Diamonds

Chopard has joined the cast of the latest James Bond film No Time to Die, to be released in April. Pieces from the jewelry firm's Green Carpet collection will make an appearance in the 25 th Bond film, worn by Ana de Armas, who plays Paloma, a CIA agent, in the movie.

Don’t Fat Shame Prez Trump

Opinion | Pelosi fat-shaming Trump wasn't funny or daring. It was boring and beneath every liberal.

Nancy Pelosi openly fat-shaming Donald Trump on national television illustrated nothing about the coronavirus pandemic, the real dangers of hydroxychloroquine for people with COVID-19 infections or the foolishness of taking it prophylactically when it seemingly has no effect on the virus.

Corona Drug Update

Trump says he'll finish taking hydroxychloroquine 'in two days'

President Trump Donald John Trump Pro-Trump outside groups raise .8 million in April Biden wins Oregon primary Graham to release report on his probe into Russia investigation before election MORE on Wednesday said he will stop taking hydroxychloroquine in the next couple of days amid criticism and skepticism about his announcement that he was taking the anti-malaria drug to guard against the coronavirus.

Red Scare Redux

China threatens "countermeasures," says U.S. will bear consequences after Pompeo congratulates Taiwan president

China threatened to take "necessary countermeasures" against the U.S. after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo congratulated Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, who was sworn in on Wednesday. "On Pompeo's congratulation to Tsai Ing-wen on her inauguration, we express strong indignation and condemnation. China will take necessary countermeasures, and the consequences will be borne by the U.S.

Pandemic Hard Times Ahead

Coronavirus pandemic could push 60M into 'extreme poverty,' warns World Bank

Tens of millions of people could be forced to live on less than $2 a day due to the coronavirus outbreak, the World Bank said Tuesday. The estimate is even higher than the World Bank's previous report that 49 million people may face "extreme poverty" as the pandemic wrecks the economy globally.

New Movie Model Debuts

Study Shows 70% of Consumers Would Rather Watch New Movies at Home (EXCLUSIVE)

For weeks now, as COVID-19 restrictions across the country begin to ease (or, in some cases, even where they haven't), national and local news outlets have relentlessly reported on a seeming torrent of people streaming into public spaces.

Meth Town Hard Times

Just days after reopening, longtime Independence restaurant damaged in fire

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - A popular Independence restaurant has been devastated by a fire. Little Richard's Family Restaurant, located on 291 Highway, has been operating for more than 30 years and is known for their homemade comfort food. But now owner Richard Cash said a fire has made an already difficult time even harder.

Corona Cancels July 4th Blast

Blue Springs cancels 2020 fireworks show

Blue Springs announced Wednesday that its 2020 Red, White and Blue Springs Fireworks Show has been canceled.City officials said the decision was made out of consideration for the health and safety of the community and is in accordance with the restrictions on large gatherings in the Jackson County Recovery Plan."We're living in a time where we have to make hard, but necessary, decisions to keep our community safe and keep our city running," said Mayor Carson Ross in a news release.

Corona Clouds Cont'd

Filtered sunshine for your Thursday


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Anonymous said...

Movies at home is the future. Forget anything else.

Anonymous said...

"Opinion | Pelosi fat-shaming Trump wasn't funny or daring. It was boring and beneath every liberal."

And yet it's a valid observation. The man is morbidly obese, even in the alternative fact universe. Weird.

Anonymous said...

^^and trump has done it continuously to others so he desrves it! Plus it is funny as hell!