Week of 05/02: FREECABLE TV’s Top 10 Stories
Week of 05/02: FREECABLE TV’s Top 10 Stories
How Death Is Changing In The U.S.:
CNBC - In the past decade alone, dying has become an increasingly expensive thing to do. In 2019, the median cost of a traditional adult funeral with viewing, burial, and vault was $9,130 compared to $8,508 just five years before. And with the Covid-19 pandemic still in full swing worldwide, morgues, mortuaries, and funeral homes are being pushed to their limits as they try to react to an unfortunate surging demand.
Watch more: https://youtu.be/oPIolV7sW3M
A Felony Charge For Not Returning A VHS Tape
CBS - Texas woman Caron McBride recently learned that she was charged with a felony after not returning a VHS tape for over 20 years. McBride reportedly learned about her charges in Cleveland County after trying to change her name following her marriage in Texas. "I thought I was gonna have a heart attack," McBride said. "They told me that I had an issue in Oklahoma and this was the reference number for me to call this number and I did. Meanwhile, I'm a wanted felon."
Watch more: https://youtu.be/hCzDwdicujU
The Mystery Sightings Across The Sky
NBC - As if the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic wasn't enough, 2021 has just added UFOS to its mix of potential threats against humanity. There are more questions than answers about what appeared to be an upside down pyramid flying over a Navy destroyer off the California coast, as well as other images. The Pentagon has since confirmed that the images are being reviewed by a task force set to brief Congress on what they know about “unidentified aerial phenomenon.”
Watch more: https://youtu.be/j60oQgMJbNs
Outdoor Mask Guidance Loosened For The Vaccinated
CNBC - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention effectively revised its public health guidance this past Tuesday, saying fully vaccinated people can exercise and attend small gatherings outdoors without wearing a face mask. However, the agency still recommends that fully vaccinated people wear a mask as often as possible. “In public spaces, the vaccination status of other people or whether they are at increased risk for severe COVID-19 is likely unknown,” the CDC wrote in its guidance. “Therefore, fully vaccinated people should continue to follow guidance to protect themselves and others, including wearing a well-fitted mask, when indoors or in an outdoor setting or venue where masks are required.”
Watch more: https://youtu.be/xApa6VPD8Ws
Shots Fired At Iranian Vessels By U.S. Warship
ABC - A U.S. Navy warship fired warning shots at three small Iranian speedboats that came within 70 yards of it and a Coast Guard cutter operating in international waters in the Persian Gulf this past Monday, according to the U.S. Navy. "The U.S. crews issued multiple warnings via bridge-to-bridge radio and loud-hailer devices, but the IRGCN vessels continued their close range maneuvers," said Cmdr. Rebecca Rebarich, a spokesperson for the Navy's 5th Fleet, which oversees U.S. Naval operations in the Middle East. "The crew of Firebolt then fired warning shots and the IRGCN vessels moved away to a safe distance from the U.S. vessels."
Watch more: https://youtu.be/alkhi0jouFE
Petition To Recall Gov. Newsom Meets Requirement
FOX - The effort to recall CA Gov. Gavin Newsom has received the necessary number of verified signatures to trigger a recall election later this year. "This now triggers the next phase of the recall process, a 30-business-day period in which voters may submit written requests to county Registrars of Voters to remove their names from the recall petition," Secretary Weber said in a statement. "A recall election will be held unless a sufficient number of signatures are withdrawn."
Watch more: https://youtu.be/Ag9z0_akcUQ
FBI Raids Rudy Guiliani Property In Ukraine Probe
CNBC - Federal investigators executed search warrants this past Wednesday morning at the Manhattan apartment and office of Rudy Giuliani, the former mayor of New York City and the personal lawyer of former Pres. Trump, NBC News reported. The searches were conducted as a part of a criminal investigation into Giuliani’s dealings in Ukraine, The New York Times reported first on Wednesday. After being allowed entry, FBI presented Giuliani with a warrant and requested “all electronic devices,” one source said.
Watch more: https://youtu.be/gfKugNUZplY
Vaccination Drastically Cutting Down Hospitalizations
CDC - “These findings are encouraging and welcome news for the two-thirds of people aged 65 and up who are already fully vaccinated,” said CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH. “COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective and these real-world findings confirm the benefits seen in clinical trials, preventing hospitalizations among those most vulnerable. The results are promising for our communities and hospitals. As our vaccination efforts continue to expand, COVID-19 patients will not overwhelm health care systems – leaving hospital staff, beds, and services available for people who need them for other medical conditions.”
Watch more: https://youtu.be/zmUgVsMhqGY
Fake COVID-19 Vaccination Cards
NBC - Conspiracy and anti-government groups are reportedly posting instructions online detailing how to create fake Covid-19 vaccination cards. "It's a cardboard paper card," said Alyssa Miller, a cybersecurity expert who specializes in protecting large organizations. "There's absolutely nothing about it that would prevent you from reproducing it."
Watch more: https://youtu.be/PvAaE5b6tOs
Biden Approves No Masks Outdoors
FOX - "Earlier today the CDC made an important announcement. Starting today if you are fully vaccinated and outdoors, not in a big crowd, you can go without a mask," Pres. Biden said, adding that masks will still be required in crowded spaces, such as a music concert, regardless if it is outdoors. "If you are vaccinated you can do more things more safely indoors and outdoors," the Pres continued. "For those who haven't gotten it, this is another good reason to get vaccinated. It’s about saving your life [and the lives] of those around you; it's about getting back to normal life."
Watch more: https://youtu.be/uhRK_IYyxwE