Three of the five candidates vying to be the next chair of the Colorado Republican Party said the 2020 presidential election may have been stolen during a forum broadcast live on Facebook on Thursday. Former Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler and party vice chair Kristi Burton Brown are considered favorites to win the position. They disagreed over whether the election was stolen, but both appeared to accept there was fraud. The event was held in Weld County to replace outgoing chair Congressman Ken Buck, who received some criticism from the candidates. One contender, Caspar Stockham, took aim at Buck for saying Colorado's elections were secure, according to the Denver Post 's Justin Wingerter. Each candidate was asked if they believed the election was stolen. Three said that it was, Brown said there was fraud but did not claim the election was stolen, while the fifth candidate, Jonathan Lockwood, dismissed the idea. "I truly believe it was stolen," Rich Mancuso said. … [Read more...] about Colorado GOP Chair Candidates Push 2020 Election Conspiracy Theory
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It was one small step for man, and… Well, you know. This summer marks the 50th anniversary of mankind’s giant leap, and NASA centres, museums and even entire cities are gearing up to celebrate, planning late-night moon parties, symphony performances and alien autopsies. Here are eight standouts to help you get your moon magic on if you’re planning a summer vacation to the US. THE CITIES THAT GOT US Cities in the United States where rockets were built, astronauts were trained and spaceships were launched are pulling out the stops to celebrate the men and women who got us into space, and back again. Space Center Houston in Houston, Texas, has celebrations planned starting Jul 16 – Apollo 11’s launch day – through the 24th, when the astronauts returned home. The festivities centre around NASA’s Johnson Space Center, and a fully restored, Apollo-era Mission Control room (down to the original polyester on the chairs), which opens to the public in June. Highlights in the … [Read more...] about Fancy an ‘alien autopsy’ holiday to celebrate 50 years since the moon landing?
REUTERS: Pilgrim's Pride Corp, one of the largest U.S. poultry producers, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to pay a US$107.9 million fine on Tuesday to settle federal charges it conspired to fix chicken prices and passed on the costs to consumers and other purchasers. Chief Executive Fabio Sandri entered the guilty plea on the company's behalf at a hearing before U.S. District Judge Raymond Moore in Denver. A plea agreement had been reached in October. The plea followed the indictments last year of 10 poultry industry executives, including former Pilgrim's Pride Chief Executives Jayson Penn and Bill Lovette, on price-fixing charges. All 10 have pleaded not guilty. Pilgrim's Pride is based in Greeley, Colorado, and owned mainly by Brazilian meatpacker JBS SA. It was the first U.S. poultry company to settle charges that companies conspired from 2012 to at least 2019 to reduce production in order to boost prices of broiler chickens, which account for most chicken meat consumed … [Read more...] about Pilgrim’s Pride pleads guilty to chicken price-fixing charge, to pay US$107.9 million fine