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Articles from the January 31, 2022 edition


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  • Pill Poppin', Manipulating Lifer Gets 5 Year Rollover

    Amber S. Jackson, Lucky Lifer|Jan 31, 2022

    Remember the chair of the PURR Cat program I first told you about a few months ago? She's also the Inmate Advisory Council White Rep here in my own housing unit. She holds these positions of trust and leadership and uses all she touches to advance her drug and pill addictions. She even diverts her Suboxone sublingual strips by attaching it to the bottom of her denture. She then snorts it or trades it or both. She walks around like she's smarter than the rest of us, even smarter than the very...

  • California May Share Gun Owner's Personal Information; Google's NDA's Illegal; Gascon Lets Child Molester Walk; Apple Air Tags Being Used by Criminals to Target Cops and Other Stories: Monday Morning Memo

    Association of Deputy District Attorneys|Jan 31, 2022

    Courts & Rulings California high court greenlights suit by assault victim, despite prior settlement In a ruling being hailed as a major win for victims of sexual assault and harassment, the California Supreme Court held Thursday that a contract barring two people from bad-mouthing each other doesn't prevent a woman from suing an abuser in court. "I think it's a great day for California victims of harassment and abuse because the opinion appropriately recognizes that such victims are...

  • How Much Social Security Am I Going to Receive?

    Rusty Gleer, Association of Mature American Citizens|Jan 31, 2022

    Ask Rusty – Will I Have Any Social Security Benefits? Dear Rusty: I'm 60 years of age and wonder if I will have any Social Security retirement benefits. After all, I did purchase them. Signed: Uncertain Dear Uncertain: Your eligibility for Social Security benefits depends upon your lifetime earnings history from work, from which Social Security FICA taxes were withheld. If you have worked, contributed to SS while working, and have earned at least 40 "quarters" of credit, you will be entitled...

  • Omicron Outbreak at Cal Institution for Women, 16 Positive Prisoners, Over 600 Inmates Quarantined

    Amber S. Jackson, Lucky Lifer|Jan 31, 2022

    The Covid-19 Omicron is a double edge sword. At present, over 100 CIW staff are out sick. Plunging the institution into a condition we've never seen before. And you see it all here in prison. So many administration staff have been out sick that inmate accounting was late getting money to prisoners' books. That's how bad this is. The other edge of this sword is infecting the inmate population and exposing hundreds more. As of Thursday, Jan. 6, I'm now in a quarantined housing unit. We have food...

  • Two Different Ways to Get Free Covid Tests in Los Angeles County

    LA County|Jan 31, 2022

    The federal government recently announced that every home in the U.S. is eligible to order 4 free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests. The tests are completely free and can be now ordered at covidtests.gov. Orders typically ship in 7-12 days. Click the banner below to place your order. Insurance companies are also now required to reimburse you for 8 tests per month for each individual on the plan up to $12 per individual test. Your health plan may cover the cost of your test if they have a network of...

  • Bigfoot Likes BJ's: Atlanta Twitter Account Reports Sasquatch Sighting in Store.

    Stan Greene, Observer Staff Writer|Jan 31, 2022

    The Under Doge, a woman who lives in Atlanta, GA, claims to have seen Sasquatch waiting in line to buy beef jerky at BJ's Market. The crypto creature did not actually speak to anyone. But who speaks to anyone in line anymore? "People go their whole lives looking for the big guy in the woods when all they had to do was get a bjs membership! Who knew?" reported the Under Doge. She has 28,000 followers, and the tweet has 221 likes. Was he wearing a mask? Did he have proof of vaccination? "No, I...