Daily Bread for 6.12.20

Good morning.

Friday in Whitewater will be partly sunny with a high of seventy-seven. Sunrise is 5:15 AM and sunset 8:34 PM, for 15h 18m 33s of daytime.  The moon is a waning gibbous with 57.4% of its visible disk illuminated.

Today is the one thousand three hundred twelfth day.

Whitewater’s Fire Department Board meets via Zoom at 5:30 PM.

On this day in 1944, American paratroopers of the 101st Airborne Division secure the town of Carentan, Normandy, France.

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Michael Collins and David Jackson report Tickets for Trump campaign rally include liability disclaimer about possible exposure to coronavirus:

Want tickets to President Donald Trump’s campaign rally next week in Oklahoma? Then you’ve got to agree you won’t sue him if you contract coronavirus.

The sign-up page for free tickets on the Trump campaign website comes with a liability waiver that says the campaign or other parties associated with the event next Friday at the BOK Center in Tulsa cannot be held liable for exposure to coronavirus.

“By clicking register below, you are acknowledging that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present,” the waiver says.

“By attending the Rally, you and any guests voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and agree not to hold Donald J. Trump for President, Inc.; BOK Center; ASM Global; or any of their affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents, contractors, or volunteers liable for any illness or injury.”

The event, which the Trump campaign officially announced Thursday, will be Trump’s first campaign rally since nationwide lockdowns took effect in March to slow the spread of COVID-19 and comes as the disease continues to rage across the country.

The disease already has infected 2 million Americans and killed nearly 114,000. Public health officials have warned that large gatherings could cause it to spread further.

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  Justin Baragona and Will Sommer report on Lara Logan, the Fox ‘Investigative Journalist’ Who Keeps Falling for Antifa Hoaxes:

On May 31, for example, Logan tweeted out an image of a document she alleged to be an antifa battle plan, claiming they had infiltrated law enforcement and provided a “riot” manual for protesters.

“For those of you still in denial about who is directing & controlling the protests – take a close look at this,” Logan tweeted.

That document, however, was merely a recirculated version of a hoax first peddledduring the April 2015 Baltimore riots over Freddie Gray’s death in police custody. There’s no proof that the overwrought document, which urges antifa activists to communicate with “agitorg” leaders and rendezvous at a mystery location called “GAMMA PRIME,” is real.

Fox News and Logan didn’t respond to requests for comment.

The following day, Logan posted a picture of a tweet purporting to come from a national antifa group threatening to terrorize majority-white neighborhoods. The tweet she cited read: “Tonight’s the night, Comrades…Tonight we say ‘Fuck The City’ and we move into the residential areas… the white hoods…. and we take what’s ours,” along with a black raised-fist emoji.

That tweet turned out to have come from a fake account linked to white-nationalist group Identity Europa posing as antifa while calling for violence. The fake antifa account even included the acronym “I.E.” in its logo, a clear reference to its ties to Identity Europa.

Wagner in a car park: Berlin opera adapts to COVID-19:

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