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Ricardo Land, the delivery driver who filmed cat-sized rats scurrying up a wall at a Popeyes restaurant, has been fired.

Ricardo lost his job at a company that delivers chicken to Popeyes restaurants in Washington, DC.

He filmed inside one DC location that was infested with large disease-carrying rats.

"Look, gotdamn rats. Look at this sh*t," he said as he filmed the rats playing tag in the kitchen.

His TikTok video went viral and resulted in a visit from the DC health department, which promptly shut the restaurant down.

Ricardo did a good thing for the residents of DC. No one wants to eat chicken deep-fried in rat droppings.

The unemployed delivery man launched a GoFundMe account to raise money to feed his 5 children.

In the summary, he wrote:

"Hello everyone I have been suspended from my job due to exposure of the Popeyes franchise due to a swarm of rats in the place i have a family of 5 and due to this incident my family will be hurt by my employer I will not be able to afford rent food or any other necessities to keep my home..."

Ricardo later confirmed he was fired from his job.

So far, his GodundMe has raised nearly $18,000 -- more than he earns delivering chicken in a year.
 

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A PSA featuring an Arkansas street hustler telling people to get vaccinated is going viral.

The PSA, commissioned by the Arkansas Dept. of Health, features street entrepreneur Richard Johnson telling people to get the vaccines.

About 68% of Americans have at least one dose of mRNA vaccine in their arms. Federal, state and local governments are pulling out all the stops to get hesitant Americans to roll up their sleeves.
 
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In the video, Johnson is seen leaning on a car while passionately telling viewers to get the vaccine.

He said the pandemic affected his "lifestyle" and impacted his revenue stream while he (and his customers) were on lockdown.

"During the pandemic, my lifestyle drastically changed. My income came to a screeching halt. You have to understand, I'm a hustler. I'm a legit entrepreneur. I sell things. I come in contact with people all the time. I have to stay safe."

Johnson fears another lockdown will crush his successful street sales.

"If you live the type of lifestyle that I live, if you out here in the streets and you hustling [as] an entrepreneur like me, then why not do it safely? So I want everybody to take this seriously. Take a shot at staying healthy. Get the vaccine."

Other government agencies have taken to using rappers and unsavory characters to speak to Black people on their level to decrease vaccine hesitancy.

Watch the PSA below.
 

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An enraged pastor ordered police officers to get out of his church after they arrived with a health inspector to shut the service down.

The incident occurred at the Cave of Adullam Church in Calgary, Canada on Sunday.

The pastor, Artur Pawlowski, looked up to see about police officers escorting the health official into his church.

In a video that has gone viral on social media, the pastor ordered them to "Get out! Get out of this property immediately! Get Out!"

When the health inspector attempted to speak, he shouted, "Out of this property immediately! I don't want to hear a word!"

"OUT! Out of this property immediately until you come back with a warrant!"

He continued to scream, "Gestapo is not allowed here. Do you understand English? Out Nazi! Nazis are not welcome here." The police seemed apathetic by the pastor's response to their presence.

The cops slowly turned, and without speaking, exited the church. Cops are generally respectful inside the Lord's house.

Pawlowski addressed the camera directly: "Can you imagine those psychopaths? Passover. The Holiest Christian festival in a year, and they are coming to intimidate Christians during the Holiest festival? Unbelievable!"

Social media users in America and around the world sided with the pastor. Pawlowski grew up in Poland and experienced marxism and communism firsthand.

Here in America, church attendance has declined to a historic low, as politicians use the coronavirus to keep church doors padlocked.
 

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Nashville, Tennessee officials concealed "extremely low" coronavirus cases coming from bars and restaurants in leaked emails, according to WZTV.

The leaked emails between a senior adviser to Nashville's mayor and a health department official reveal a "disturbing effort" to conceal the low number of coronavirus cases among people who patronize bars and restaurants without wearing masks or face coverings.

"On June 30th, contact tracing was giving a small view of coronavirus clusters. Construction and nursing homes causing problems more than a thousand cases traced to each category, but bars and restaurants reported just 22 cases," according to one leaked email obtained by WZTV.

In the same email chain, Leslie Waller from the health department asks "This isn't going to be publicly released, right? Just info for Mayor's Office?"

"Correct, not for public consumption," writes senior advisor Benjamin Eagles.

In another email exchange, Tennessee reporter Nate Rai asked the health department to clarify the low number of COVID cases coming from bars and restaurants.

"If there have been over 20,000 positive cases of COVID-19 in Davidson and only 80 or so are traced to restaurants and bars, doesn't that mean restaurants and bars aren’t a very big problem?"

His query left health department official Brian Todd scrambling for a suitable response.

He asked five other health officials: "Please advise how you respond. BT."

The response from an official whose name was redacted from the leaked email:

"My two cents. We have certainly refused to give counts per bar because those numbers are low per site. We could still release the total though, and then a response to the over 80 could be "because that number is increasing all the time and we don't want to say a specific number.""

For months now, conservatives have accused health officials of over-exaggerating the coronavirus pandemic to keep Americans on lockdown until after the November elections.

Atlanta has fully reopened after a 3-month lockdown. Every bar and nightclub within the Atlanta city limits is packed with patrons who don't wear masks or social distance.

There has not been a spike in coronavirus cases coming from bars and restaurants in Atlanta.

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A letter sent to residents of an apartment building in Ventura County, California is going viral on social media. The letter, sent to residents on July 17 by an apartment manager appears to trample all over the constitutional rights of the residents.

Acting on an order from the Ventura health department, the complex manager informed residents that they will be locked in their apartments until the results of their forced Covid-19 tests come back. Test results could take a week or more.

The apartment manager's gestapo-like tactics include security guards posted at all exits and entrances -- presumably to prevent the residents from fleeing, unless they are essential workers.

All resident key cards were "deactivated" to further restrict the residents' access to the outside.

The manager concludes the letter by reminding residents to keep their distance and wear a mask inside their apartments.

Imagine being forced to take an HIV test or a flu test and being locked in your apartment until the test results come back. Is that even legal?

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Update: According to Citizens Journal, the 7-story apartment building was home to elderly residents and people with behavioral disorders.

Legal mediator Kevin Daly writes: "I find it scary that the city would quarantine people for three days based on the positive Covid19 test of 1-2 people which are very suspect based on the high number of false positives and other factors."

He continued:

"I called Mayor Matt Lavere on the radio and he claimed to have no knowledge of what was transpiring at the apartment complex and claimed that it would be a county public health issue.I then called and left a message with the City of Ventura Fire Chief letting him know of potential for liability if residents were locked inside and a fire were to occur on the premises. Magically the quarantine was lifted that same day that I made the two phone calls."

Update II:

It gets worse. In a comment left on Citizens Journal, resident Melodye Jarvis detailed her harrowing experience with false imprisonment:

"I live in this building and none of you are getting the full cause of the tenants anger. Thursday night about 9pm the building was locked down without notice. Tenants couldn't go to the courtyard or get their cars into the parking lot, as I said no notice. The next morning people pounded on doors, shouted at us, ordered us around and herded us down the hall. Ater testing we were ordered back to our apartments and told the manager would get the results in 2 days after the weekend. Also we went from the one guard to keep unauthorized people out to 3 guards to keep us in. So it is not true that we could go out. People with dogs had no way to take them out A blind tenant had to have someone come and remove his service animal, leaving him totally unprotected. Many people complained to the Housing Authority and suddenly, the next day it was okay to go to the courtyard and if you checked out and in with the guards most could leave for short periods."

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The incident occurred on December 23, 2016 after the patient walked into the emergency room with a "foreign object" inserted into his penis.

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On Sunday afternoon, a friend and I sat down for lunch at The Tavern at Phipps restaurant in the Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta. We were having drinks and good conversation when, out of the corner of my eye, I spotted an adult German cockroach crawling across the wall toward me.

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Cidney Green, who shamelessly bills herself as a swinger and sex phone operator, blew up overnight when Black Twitter promoted her 27th birthday party with the hashtag #ATL0rgy.

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