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  • Meghan and Harry will earn fees of ‘only’ $250k to $400k for speeches
    on September 18, 2020 at 23:01

    The couple’s fee was originally estimated to be around $1million but this prediction has been shattered by an international agency which runs VIP corporate events in both the UK and US.

  • Professor is suspended for saying she hopes ‘Trump supporters catch COVID-19 and die’
    on September 18, 2020 at 23:01

    Assistant Professor Jennifer Mosher has been suspended from Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia, after she reportedly made anti-Trump comments during an online class

  • “Inflation” And America’s Accelerating Class War
    by Tyler Durden on September 18, 2020 at 23:00

    “Inflation” And America’s Accelerating Class War Tyler Durden Fri, 09/18/2020 – 19:00 Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via OfTwoMinds blog, Those who don’t see the fragmentation, the scarcities and the battlelines being drawn will be surprised by the acceleration of the unraveling. I recently came across the idea that inflation is a two-factor optimization problem: inflation is necessary for the macro-economy (or so we’re told) and so the trick for policy makers (and their statisticians who measure the economy) is to maximize inflation in the economy but only to the point that it doesn’t snuff out businesses and starve workers to death. From this perspective, households have to grin and bear the negative consequences of inflation for the good of the whole economy. This narrative, so typical of economics, ignores the core reality of “inflation” in America: it’s a battleground for the class war that’s accelerating. Allow me to explain. “Inflation” affects different classes very differently. I put “inflation” in italics because it’s not one phenomenon, it’s numerous phenomena crammed into one deceptively simple word. When “inflation” boosts the value of homes, stocks, bonds, diamonds, quatloos etc. to the moon, those who own these assets are cheering. When “inflation” reduces the purchasing power of wages, those whose only income is earned from their labor suffer a decline in their lifestyles as their wages buy fewer goods and services. They are suffering while the wealthy owners of soaring assets are cheering. The Federal Reserve and federal authorities are not neutral observers in this war. The Fed only cares about two things: enriching the banking sector and further enriching the already-rich. The banking sector makes money by lending newly created currency to borrowers. No borrowers or new loans–banks go broke. So the Fed must generate the right kind of “inflation”: it must lower the cost of borrowing money (deflating the cost of borrowing) by reducing the rate of interest borrowers pay, and it must “inflate” the market value of the collateral banks and Wall Street need to support more debt: commercial buildings, homes, stocks, bonds, etc. This “inflation” of asset valuations makes those who already own these assets richer, while impoverishing those who must buy them with wages that are losing purchasing power. The Fed doesn’t care if small businesses go broke or households slide into poverty; the Fed’s only concerns are maintaining “inflation” in asset valuations and “deflation” in the cost of borrowing, so that debt-serfs, zombie corporations, local and federal government–everyone–can borrow more money, further enriching banks and Wall Street. This is the sole goal of the Fed. Everything else is distracting PR. There are downsides to this, of course, but they fall on “the little people” so economists, the Fed and federal officials don’t bother to even track the downsides. Thus we have the nonsensical games government statisticians play to keep official measurements of “inflation” low. This serves to obscure the reality that real-world “inflation” in the cost of education, childcare, health insurance, rent, and so on–all the big-ticket household costs–is soaring, stripping away the purchasing power of wages. Here’s an example of how wages and purchasing power can be understood. Back in the day, I could rent my own studio apartment for half a week’s pay. I was young and not well-paid, but I could still rent a crummy apartment for half a week’s pay: 2.5 day’s wages. Try finding an apartment for half a week’s pay in a major city. Young workers are paying two week’s pay just to rent a room. This is a massive loss in the purchasing power of labor. Meanwhile, those with the right kind of assets are experiencing fantasic increases in their unearned income. These increases in income (and wealth) far exceed the modest impacts of real-world inflation on these owners of the right kind of assets. Let’s start with the the wrong kind of asset: a savings account. Where savers earned 5.25% on their savings as a regulatory requirement in the 1960s, now they earn less than nothing: even the bogus “official inflation” is 2%, while savers get 0.1% or less on savings. So savers lose money every day. Those who bought bonds and stocks and real estate–the right kind of assets–have scored enormous gains in wealth and income. There’s just one little tiny problem with the right kind of assets: the vast majority are owned by the top 5% of households, with the top 1% owning 40% and the top 0.1% owning 20%–more than the bottom 80% own. There aren’t just wealth-income classes –those who own these assets and those who don’t– there are demographic and age classes, too. Young wage earners are mostly priced out of buying these assets with wages, unless they borrow staggering sums of money and devote most of their income to servicing their debts (student loans, auto loans, mortgage, etc.). Retirees have been forced into gambling their retirement funds in the Fed-rigged casinos, which just so happen to crash every decade or so, wiping out the naive punters who believed “the Fed has our backs.” “Inflation” isn’t an abstract debate –it’s class war. And it’s not just between two classes, those who depend on wages/earned income and those reaping the trillions in unearned income and wealth; there are warring classes fractured by age, demographics, political loyalties and issues of who’s hoarding what: every one of these fractured classes is competing for scarce resources, scarce income and scarce security. Those who don’t see the fragmentation, the scarcities and the battlelines being drawn will be surprised by the acceleration of the unraveling. As noted here previously, The banquet of consequences is being laid out, and there won’t be much choice in the seating. *  *  * My recent books: A Hacker’s Teleology: Sharing the Wealth of Our Shrinking Planet (Kindle $8.95, print $20, audiobook coming soon) Read the first section for free (PDF).Will You Be Richer or Poorer?: Profit, Power, and AI in a Traumatized World (Kindle $5, print $10, audiobook) Read the first section for free (PDF).Pathfinding our Destiny: Preventing the Final Fall of Our Democratic Republic ($5 (Kindle), $10 (print), ( audiobook): Read the first section for free (PDF).The Adventures of the Consulting Philosopher: The Disappearance of Drake $1.29 (Kindle), $8.95 (print); read the first chapters for free (PDF)Money and Work Unchained $6.95 (Kindle), $15 (print) Read the first section for free (PDF). *  *  * If you found value in this content, please join me in seeking solutions by becoming a $1/month patron of my work via patreon.com.

  • You don’t exploit children to teach that exploiting children is wrong
    by Michael Brown on September 18, 2020 at 22:58

    The Babylon Bee headline is satirical, but, based on the logic of Netflix, it might as well be true: “New Netflix Movie Actually Murders Puppies To Teach That Murdering Puppies Is Bad.” Or, to move from satire to reality and create our own headline, “New Netflix Movie Actually Exploits Young Girls Sexually To Teach That… The post You don’t exploit children to teach that exploiting children is wrong appeared first on WND.

  • Repercussions in eternity
    by Greg Laurie on September 18, 2020 at 22:54

    Sometimes people say they believe in the God of the New Testament, but they don’t believe in the God of the Old Testament. They view the God of the New Testament as gracious, loving and merciful, but they see the God of the Old Testament as harsh, unforgiving, mean and angry. To me that shows… The post Repercussions in eternity appeared first on WND.

  • Donald Trump Predicts Manufacture of 100 Million Doses of Coronavirus Vaccine by End of 2020
    by Charlie Spiering on September 18, 2020 at 22:53

    President Donald Trump on Friday announced that at least 100 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine would be ready by the end of 2020.

  • Iran blasted for ‘shocking’ penalty for teens: forced amputation
    by WND Staff on September 18, 2020 at 22:53

    Iran, already a global pariah for the beheadings and floggings it imposes on criminals, is taking a new round of criticism for announcing forced amputations for three teens convicted of stealing. George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley wrote: “We have previously discussed the brutality of Islamic nations enforcing medieval Shariah law. Iran has given… The post Iran blasted for ‘shocking’ penalty for teens: forced amputation appeared first on WND.

  • School Orders 5th Grader to Remove Hooters Face Mask
    by Adan Salazar on September 18, 2020 at 22:47

    Mask nazis now policing ‘inappropriate’ and ‘offensive.’

  • ***Live Updates*** Trump Holds Minnesota Rally
    by Tony Lee on September 18, 2020 at 22:46

    President Donald Trump will hold a Friday evening rally in Bemidji, Minnesota. Stay tuned to Breitbart News for live updates. All times Eastern.

  • Border-crossing contraband
    by WND Comics on September 18, 2020 at 22:45

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  • Brazil registers 858 new coronavirus deaths on Friday
    by mayor on September 18, 2020 at 22:45

    SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazil on Friday registered 858 new coronavirus deaths, bringing the total to 135,793, the health ministry said. Cases rose by 39,797 to 4,495,183.

  • Schumer, Warren Introduce Resolution To Cancel $50,000 In Student Loans To “Close Racial Wealth Gaps”
    by Tyler Durden on September 18, 2020 at 22:40

    Schumer, Warren Introduce Resolution To Cancel $50,000 In Student Loans To “Close Racial Wealth Gaps” Tyler Durden Fri, 09/18/2020 – 18:40 Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) rolled out a proposal on Thursday which calls for the next president of the Untied States to cancel up to $50,000 in student debt in 2021. The plan would call on the next president to “take executive action to administratively cancel up to $50,000 in Federal student loan debt for Federal student loan borrowers using existing legal authorities…” The plan would also call on the next president to ensure “no tax liability for Federal student loan borrowers resulting from administrative debt cancellation.” Moreover, it asks the next president to pause student loan payments and interest accumulation “for the entire duration of the COVID-19 pandemic.” Doing so, according to the plan, would “ensure that administrative debt cancellation helps close racial wealth gaps.” Whoa. @SenSchumer and @SenWarren just dropped a resolution calling for executive action on federal student loan debt. Up to $50k cancelled by proclamation! https://t.co/DQzCF40hAb pic.twitter.com/betfvqA6Hd — Stephanie Kelton ステファニー・ケルトン (@StephanieKelton) September 17, 2020 According to The Hill, the Democrats are essentially handing Joe Biden a talking point – as President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) have flatly opposed earlier attempts to forgive student debt.  “We know that President Trump and [Education] Secretary [Betsy] DeVos have been totally against things like this. We understand that. But the next president could easily do this,” said Schumer, adding “We want to start getting people focused on this issue as a major issue that could be dealt with early next year.” The $3.4 trillion HEROES Act passed in May included a provision to cancel up to $10,000 of student debt for a limited number of people.  The measure introduced by Warren and Schumer Thursday calls on the president to take executive action to cancel up to $50,000 in federal student debt for every borrower in the United States, which would wipe out the student debt obligations for more than three-quarters of Americans who owe them. An estimated 44 million Americans owe about $1.6 trillion in student loans.  Schumer said the plan would protect student loan borrowers from having to pay taxes on forgiven loans. “The president can use the IRS code to ensure federal student loan borrowers won’t have tax liabilities resulting from administrative debt cancellation,” he said. -The Hill Warren raised the issue last Thursday during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing, noting that the committee had yet to hold any discussions on “the student debt crisis.” “I think we ought to focus on how to deal with the $1.6 trillion dollars in debt that is crushing millions of people,” she said. As Jonathan Turley also warns, the proposals may be a foreshadowing of a greater push to use unilateral executive powers under Joe Biden if he wins the election. The senators insisted that the Secretary of Education has “broad administrative authority” granted by Congress to cancel federal student loan debt under section 432(a) of the Higher Education Act of 1965. Thus, they are arguing for the president to simply wipe out the debt by taking “executive action to broadly cancel up to $50,000 in federal student loan debt.” I have long been critical of such unilateral executive actions to order massive increases in debt or the negation of federal laws. We need a serious debate over the leveraging of the future on the mounting debt for this rising generation. I am worried about this college debt but I am also worried about these students facing decades of debt that must be paid off by the government. We need a comprehensive debt plan. Politicians are casually referring to trillion dollar increases in a variety of different packages. Many long-standing goals are being refashioned as “stimulus measures” but they would pile more debt on an economic recovery that could already be difficult after the pandemic.

  • Dr. Dre’s estranged wife, Nicole Young, claims she co-owns the trademark to his name in lawsuit
    on September 18, 2020 at 22:39

    In her lawsuit, Young, 50, alleges that the mogul (born Andre Young) ‘secretly’ transferred ‘valuable trademarks’ to a holding company, including his 1992 debut album,  The Chronic.

  • Facebook Sued In Federal Court For “Spying” On Instagram Users Through Camera
    by Kelen McBreen on September 18, 2020 at 22:39

    Stay tuned.

  • Donald Trump Announces Plan to Boost Pharmaceutical Manufacturing to Puerto Rico
    by Charlie Spiering on September 18, 2020 at 22:31

    “We used to have pharmaceutical manufacturing at levels that few places had and a lot of it has left Puerto Rico and we’re going to bring that back,” Trump said, pointing to the growing movement to return drug manufacturing back from countries like China.

  • Mother of cheerleader, 19, who was ‘raped and murdered by her boyfriend’ speaks out
    on September 18, 2020 at 22:28

    Cayley Mandadi, a sophomore at Trinity University, died of head trauma on Halloween 2017. Her boyfriend Mark Howerton was tried for murder last year, but the case ended in a hung jury.

  • Five missing children are rescued during 60-day operation by US Marshals in Oklahoma 
    on September 18, 2020 at 22:26

    Operation Triple Beam commenced July 6, with the aim of reducing violent crime in and around Oklahoma City.

  • Family Accuses Gov. Gavin Newsom, Kamala Harris of Trespassing, Staging Photo OP at Fire-Ravaged Home
    by Adan Salazar on September 18, 2020 at 22:25

    ‘These two politicians used my parents loss for a photo opportunity to push their political agenda!’

  • Kanye West vows to help Taylor Swift get her ‘masters back’ from record executive Scooter Braun
    on September 18, 2020 at 22:24

    Kanye West continued his attack on the music industry on Friday, this time vowing to help Taylor Swift get ownership of her masters, amid his own legal battle to obtain rights to his music.

  • 1920: The Crash That Cured Itself
    by Tyler Durden on September 18, 2020 at 22:20

    1920: The Crash That Cured Itself Tyler Durden Fri, 09/18/2020 – 18:20 Authored by Pedro Almeida Jorge via AustrianCenter.com, The Spanish flu of 1918 is an event that, unsurprisingly, is being revisited by many observers today. And yet, at the same time, another major event occurred a century ago which we would also do well to remember: namely the largely forgotten economic depression of 1920. We all hear, from time to time, about the ghost of the 1929 crash, of the dreadful decade of the thirties, of the Great Depression from which the world (supposedly) only recovered at the cost of a new world war. In the covid-19 context of today, it is even likely that many people believe that unless all national and international governments and organizations move ahead with drastic measures, we are condemned to a similar fate. Nonetheless, the depression of 1920 can provide us with a starkly different picture. The end of World War I was followed by some months of high profits and renewed expectations. Unfortunately, due to the gigantic inflation and government controls introduced during the war, as well as the deaths caused by that same war and the pandemic that followed, a great economic readjustment was unavoidable, which eventually came along in 1920. Renowned financial analyst James Grant, author of the book The Forgotten Depression: 1921: The Crash That Cured Itself, provides shocking data for the United States. Grant tells us that the Federal Reserve index of industrial production fell by 31.6 percent from 1920–21. In comparison, in the crisis years 2007–09, it “only” fell by 16.9 percent. Grant estimates that the unemployment rate may have reached as high as 15.3 percent. Meanwhile, “over the course of 12 months, wholesale prices plunged by 36.8 percent, consumer prices by 10.8 percent and farm prices by 41.3 percent (for speed of decline, not even the Great Depression would match the break of 1920–21). The Dow Jones Industrial Average, then comprising 20 stocks rather than today’s 30, crested in November 1919 at 119.62 and bottomed in August 1921 at 63.9, for a peak-to-trough decline of 46.6 percent.” It seems abundantly clear that the situation was dire. Profits drastically fell, companies were liquidated and taken over in a wave of bankruptcy procedures until…it all reverted. As professor, banker and “Austrian” fellow traveler Benjamin M. Anderson (1886–1949) described it in his memoirs, “in 1920–1921 we took our losses, we readjusted our financial structure, we endured our depression, and in the month of August, 1921, we started up again. By the spring of 1923 we had reached new highs in industrial production and we had labour shortages in many lines.” Historian Thomas E. Woods Jr. concurs: “by the late summer of 1921, signs of recovery were already visible. The following year, unemployment was back down to 6.7 percent and was only 2.4 percent by 1923.” The economy was ready for the Roaring Twenties. What had happened? What did the government do to push the economy out of the ground? The answer is: nothing. Or better still: it cut spending to balance the budget and reduce public debt. There were no massive liquidity “bazookas” shot by central banks, no giant stimulus programs from the Ministry of Economy, no price or profit margin controls. President Wilson had suffered a severe stroke at the end of 1919, which left him practically disabled for the rest of his presidency, while his successor, Warren G. Harding, declared the following in his 1920 acceptance speech for the Republican presidential nomination: Let us call to all the people for thrift and economy, for denial and sacrifice if need be, for a nationwide drive against extravagance and luxury, to a recommittal to simplicity of living, to that prudent and normal plan of life which is the health of the republic. There hasn’t been a recovery from the waste and abnormalities of war since the story of mankind was first written, except through work and saving, through industry and denial, while needless spending and heedless extravagance have marked every decay in the history of nations. Thus, the federal budget was reduced from $18.5 billion in 1919 to $3.7 billion dollars in 1922, and public debt fell from $26 billion at the end of 1919 to $22.3 billion dollars in June 1923. One can easily see why Grant described this depression as “the crash that cured itself.” As he ironically notes, “by the lights of Keynesian and monetarist doctrine alike, no more primitive or counterproductive policies could be imagined.” But wouldn’t it have been better if the government had “softened” things a little bit? That would probably have been achieved at the cost of stagnation, as in the case of the thirties, and of greater problems in the future, as in the case of Japan, described by Anderson: early in 1920, the great banks, the concentrated industries, and the government got together, destroyed the freedom of the markets, arrested the decline in commodity prices, and held the Japanese price level high above the receding world level for seven years. During these years Japan endured chronic industrial stagnation and at the end, in 1927, she had a banking crisis of such severity that many great branch bank systems went down, as well as many industries. It was a stupid policy. In the effort to avert losses on inventory representing one year’s production, Japan lost seven years, only to incur greatly exaggerated losses at the end. The New Deal began in Japan in early 1920. The First World War was seen by the state bureaucracies of the West as definitive proof of how tasteful an extensive state control of the capitalist engine could be. On the other hand, the disintegration of the classical gold standard and the return to a blatant use of central banks to finance war debts at the cost of inflation had marked the end of the classical liberal world order based on international commerce and financial discipline. Still, some traces of the cultural values and traits that had led to its extraordinary ascension could still be found, especially in the American population. One need only remember that both the Federal Reserve and the income tax as we know it today had only been established in the United States a few years before, in 1913. Since then, much has changed, including, of course, the legal, institutional, and even cultural context of our economies. Economy means people—and modern society does not seem to have the cultural and institutional “anchors” that would allow it to endure, like in the 2020–21 shock, so drastic a recipe as that circumstantially applied a century ago. And yet the “forgotten depression” can still teach us important lessons: that there was once a time when individuals and communities used to overcome even the worst depressions, by making use of their freedoms, and that the interventionist and spendthrift state is often more part of the problem than it is of the solution. These are important insights we need to keep in mind especially today.

  • Fury as black comedian jokes about killing white people on BBC
    by WND News Services on September 18, 2020 at 22:16

    (LONDON DAILY MAIL) The BBC has come under fire for giving airtime to ‘Marxist’ comedians who joked about ‘killing whiteness’ after the new Director-General vowed to take a sledgehammer to Left-wing comedy bias at the Corporation. Controversial statements about racism and ‘white power’ were made by comic Sophie Duker in an episode of the new… The post Fury as black comedian jokes about killing white people on BBC appeared first on WND.

  • Fanatics chairman ups stake in 76ers, Devils
    by mayor on September 18, 2020 at 22:15

    Fanatics chairman Michael Rubin has increased his ownership stake in the Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Devils through the purchase of other minority shares, Sportico reported on Friday.

  • Pastors, law enforcement create divine dragnet to fight human trafficking
    by WND News Services on September 18, 2020 at 22:15

    (CHARISMA NEWS) Pastors in Ohio’s Richland and Ashland counties are activists. They’re reporting suspicious activity to law enforcement, advocating pornography be declared a public health emergency and holding prayer vigils to support U.S. Marshals operations. In the last month, the numbers of children rescued and alleged sex offenders arrested are unprecedented. An interdenominational prayer assembly… The post Pastors, law enforcement create divine dragnet to fight human trafficking appeared first on WND.

  • One of the most northerly bars in the world in Svalbard is up for sale
    on September 18, 2020 at 22:15

    The Svalbar pub, located in Longyearbyen, just 650 miles from the North Pole, is up for sale. The new owner will need to endure months of darkness a year and -18C temperatures.

  • U.S. House Democrats to file measure funding government through December 11
    by mayor on September 18, 2020 at 22:15

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrats in the U.S.

  • DC comics to honor anti-Israel congresswomen Tlaib and AOC as ‘heroes’
    by WND News Services on September 18, 2020 at 22:14

    (WORLD ISRAEL NEWS) One of America’s leading comic book companies is preparing to release a Christmas special featuring two radical congresswomen as “real-world heroes,” a watchdog group revealed this week. DC Comics is producing an anthology titled Wonder Women of History that will feature 17 “heroes,” including Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC), the… The post DC comics to honor anti-Israel congresswomen Tlaib and AOC as ‘heroes’ appeared first on WND.

  • FLASHBACK: Unlike today’s late-night hacks, Johnny Carson zinged Biden on plagiarism
    by WND News Services on September 18, 2020 at 22:13

    (NEWSBUSTERS) It was 33 years ago this week that Joe Biden’s first of three presidential campaigns was embroiled in a plagiarism scandal, one that would torpedo the bid in controversy. While journalists and late night hosts in 2020 don’t seem interested in revisiting the scandal, it’s worth remembering that Johnny Carson had no problem mocking… The post FLASHBACK: Unlike today’s late-night hacks, Johnny Carson zinged Biden on plagiarism appeared first on WND.

  • “Absolutely Terrified” Democrats Demand Emergency Investigation Into Durham Probe
    by AJ Nelson on September 18, 2020 at 22:11

    What are they so worried about? The post “Absolutely Terrified” Democrats Demand Emergency Investigation Into Durham Probe appeared first on We Are Change.

  • Daily Briefing – September 18, 2020
    by Tyler Durden on September 18, 2020 at 22:10

    Daily Briefing – September 18, 2020 Tyler Durden Fri, 09/18/2020 – 18:10 Real Vision CEO and co-founder, Raoul Pal, is joined by senior editor, Ash Bennington, to look forward to the future of markets as well as Real Vision. After they evaluate how the market interpreted the Fed’s latest FOMC meeting, Raoul broadens the conversation beyond equities to make sense of the flatness in bond yields and credit spreads. Raoul and Ash then discuss the upcoming two-week exploration on Real Vision, “Has Everything Changed,” as well as discuss how Real Vision’s new platform, “The Exchange,” is allowing Real Vision members to connect with each other and form a “hive mind.” In the intro, Jack reviews market price action and gives a sneak peak of “Has Everything Changed.”

  • John Brennan: I’m More Worried Than Ever About ‘Stability’ of America
    by Joshua Caplan on September 18, 2020 at 22:06

    Appearing Friday on MSNBC, former CIA Director John Brennan said he is more worried than ever about the “health and stability” of the United States government. 

  • Cold-blooded gunman shoots father-of-one, 33, execution-style in The Bronx
    on September 18, 2020 at 22:05

    Felix Medina, 33, was arguing with another man outside the La Victoria deli on East 141st Street on Thursday when the dispute took a violent turn and he was shot in the head and neck.

  • Louisville city council declares ‘no confidence’ in mayor over handling of Breonna Taylor case
    on September 18, 2020 at 22:04

    The Louisville Metro Council voted on Thursday 22-4 to declare ‘no confidence’ in Mayor Greg Fischer over the Breonna Taylor case, but the mayor was offered a list of ways to regain the city’s trust.

  • Rock legend Van Morrison rails against COVID lockdowns in new songs
    by Erin Coates, The Western Journal on September 18, 2020 at 22:03

    Rock legend Van Morrison is preparing to release three new songs protesting the United Kingdom’s coronavirus lockdown restrictions. The 75-year-old musician, known for songs like “Brown Eyed Girl,” “Domino” and “Wild Night,” describes the government as “fascist bullies disturbing our peace” in one of his new songs, The Guardian reported. “I’m not telling people what… The post Rock legend Van Morrison rails against COVID lockdowns in new songs appeared first on WND.

  • Mickelson disappointed as Grand Slam bid falls short again
    by mayor on September 18, 2020 at 22:02

    MAMARONECK, N.Y. (Reuters) – Phil Mickelson’s hopes of completing the career Grand Slam of golf’s four majors may have been dashed forever as the six-times runner-up walked away from the U.S.

  • Report: RB Anderson retires after seven NFL seasons
    by mayor on September 18, 2020 at 22:00

    Running back C.J. Anderson is retiring after a seven-year NFL playing career, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Friday.

  • Angry Judge Slams Bankrupt Hertz’ “Offensive” Attempt To Pay Another $5.2 Million In Management Bonuses
    by Tyler Durden on September 18, 2020 at 22:00

    Angry Judge Slams Bankrupt Hertz’ “Offensive” Attempt To Pay Another $5.2 Million In Management Bonuses Tyler Durden Fri, 09/18/2020 – 18:00 It’s not exactly clear what the lawyers of bankrupt Hertz were thinking but the first time the company spent a whopping $16.2 million on corporate retention bonuses just one day after it announced it would lay off 10,000 US workers and just days after it filed for Chapter 11, it made front page news. Perhaps they were simply hoping that the bankruptcy judge overseeing the Chapter 11 case has a short memory or is senile, but whatever the reason when they requested that the management team of Hertz – which landed the iconic company into bankruptcy court for the first time in its 102 year history – be paid another $5.2 million in incentive-linked bonuses, the judge had had enough. Judge Mary Walrath slammed the application for another bonus program, saying it comes too soon – less than 4 months to be exact – after the $16.2 million in retention money Hertz agreed to hand out to about 340 employees just days before it filed for bankruptcy in May. Walrath’s order also denied a new plan that would have split as much as $9.2 million among about 295 lower-ranking managers. “It seems offensive to give senior executives bonuses” when some of them got retention payments immediately before Hertz headed for court, Walrath said in a Thursday telephonic hearing according to Bloomberg, which adds that under the pre-bankruptcy retention plan, CEO Paul Stone received $700,000. With the new plan, Stone could have collected as much as $1.6 million. Typically Bankruptcy Code restricts bonus payments to top executives, in part by requiring them to be tied to performance goals. And while retention payments are allowed, but have tighter restrictions that make them harder to justify. All of this appears to have been lost on Hertz’ law firm White & Case, perhaps best known for trying to quietly sell $1 billion in stock to gullible Robinhood traders in early June when the company’s stock inexplicably soared, in lieu of arranging a DIP (luckily, that plan also ended up getting nixed). So it was perhaps for the benefit of White & Case’s lawyer when Walrath explained that Congress wrote the rules to ensure managers who drove a company into bankruptcy were not rewarded for staying around during a Chapter 11 case. Of course, Hertz’ management has already received some $16 million in bonuses. They were now coming back for another round. “More has to be done to show why employees who got retention bonuses and agreed to stay with the company are not going to do their best to see that the company survives and succeeds,” Walrath said for the benefit of greedy but incompetent management teams everywhere. According to Bloomberg, as part of the original deal, employees agreed to forgo their 2020 bonuses. The new bonuses “are in reality the 2020 bonuses under a different name,” the U.S. Trustee has said. Ironically, White & Case was hoping that this bait & switch would pass by unnoticed, and as Hertz bankruptcy attorney Jason Zakia said during the hearing, a “relatively large percentage” of the employees who would be eligible for the new bonus program also got retention bonuses. In short: reward management for destroying billions in shareholder value… and then reward them some more.

  • Battle on the Iron Range: Donald Trump, Joe Biden Duel in Minnesota
    by Haris Alic on September 18, 2020 at 21:57

    President Donald Trump and Joe Biden will nearly cross paths on the campaign trail this election cycle when both travel on Friday to Minnesota, a state that has generally been safe for Democrats over the past 40-years.

  • Miami pool boy reveals text messages with Jerry Falwell’s wife
    on September 18, 2020 at 21:51

    Giancarlo Granda, 29, provided years of text messages and emails to back up his account in an interview with the Washington Post published on Friday.

  • Shazam it! Apple is set to add the app to the iPhone Control Center in the upcoming iOS 14.2
    on September 18, 2020 at 21:50

    Apple is set to add the music discovery app Shazam to the iPhone’s Control Center, allowing users to easily identify new music. The song appears in a notification that users can tap to listen.

  • Facepalming Dr. Fauci bobblehead doll immortalizes viral March 20 press conference moment
    on September 18, 2020 at 21:47

    The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum is selling the bobbleheads for $30. The doll moves its head and its arm to facepalm as Fauci did in a viral moment from a March 20 press conference.

  • Los Angeles County threatens holiday observances by Jewish families
    by WND Staff on September 18, 2020 at 21:46

    Los Angeles County officials threatened to dispatch deputies to homes where Jewish families gather for meals during the Rosh Hashanah holiday, which begins Friday. But they backed down quickly after First Liberty Institute dispatched a letter arguing they can’t allow mass political protests while banning small religious gatherings. First Liberty promises to continue working on… The post Los Angeles County threatens holiday observances by Jewish families appeared first on WND.

  • Lady Gaga: ‘When You’re Born in This Country, We All Drink the Poison That Is White Supremacy’
    by Kelen McBreen on September 18, 2020 at 21:44

    ‘I am in the process of learning.’

  • Betsy DeVos vows to pull $18 million from Connecticut schools in transgender sports row
    on September 18, 2020 at 21:44

    The Education Department has reportedly ‘warned officials from three Connecticut school districts that it will not release $18 million in grants on October 1’

  • Student journalist is REMOVED from college radio station after Jacob Blake tweet
    on September 18, 2020 at 21:43

    Rae’Lee Klein, 21, had been the student station manager at Arizona State University’s Blaze Radio broadcast station before her August 29 tweet provoked campus outrage.

  • GOP congressional candidate Kim Klacik blasts View co-host Joy Behar for ‘parading in blackface’ 
    on September 18, 2020 at 21:40

    GOP congressional candidate Kim Klacik lashed out at Joy Behar during an interview on The View on Friday for dressing up as a ‘beautiful African woman’ for a Halloween party at age 29.

  • Brave woman moves thousands of bees with her BARE HANDS – and takes a bite out of their honeycomb
    on September 18, 2020 at 21:40

    Erika Thompson is a professional beekeeper based in Austin. In a recent viral video, she demonstrates how she removed a hive from the floor of a shed.

  • A Textbook Case Of Treason
    by Tyler Durden on September 18, 2020 at 21:40

    A Textbook Case Of Treason Tyler Durden Fri, 09/18/2020 – 17:40 Authored by Mike Whitney, “A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself.” Marcus Tullius Cicero The Transition Integrity Project (TIP) is a shadowy group of government, military and media elites who have concocted a plan to spread mayhem and disinformation following the November 3 presidential elections. The strategy takes advantage of the presumed delay in determining the winner of the upcoming election, (due to the deluge of mail-in votes.) The interim period is expected to intensify partisan warfare creating the perfect environment for disseminating propaganda and inciting street violence. The leaders of TIP believe that a mass mobilization will help them to achieve what Russiagate could not, that is, the removal Donald Trump via an illicit coup conjured up by behind-the-scenes powerbrokers and their Democrat allies. Here’s a little more background from an article by Chris Farrell at the Gatestone Institute: “In one of the greatest public disinformation campaigns in American history — the Left and their NeverTrumper allies (under the nom de guerre: “Transition Integrity Project”) released a 22-page report in August 2020 “war gaming” four election crisis scenarios:….The outcome of each TIP scenario results in street violence and political impasse. …Is it possible that the leadership of the American Left, along with their NeverTrumper allies, are busy talking themselves into advocating and promoting street violence as a response to a presidential election? The answer is: Yes…. expect violence in the aftermath of the election, because now that is the new ‘normal.” – (“How to Steal an Election”, Gatestone Institute) Farrell is right. As we can see from the many articles that have recently popped up in the media, the American people are being prepared for a contested election that will fuel public anxiety and revolt. This all fits with the overall strategy of the TIP. Selected journalists will be used to provide bits of information that serve the interests of the group while the people will be told to expect a long and drawn-out constitutional crisis. Meanwhile, the media, the Democrat leadership, trusted elites and elements in the Intelligence Community will put pressure on Trump to step down while firing up their political base to take to the streets. TIP’s 22-page manifesto makes it clear that mass mobilization will be key to any electoral victory. Here’s an excerpt from the text: “A show of numbers in the streets-and actions in the streets-may be decisive factors in determining what the public perceives as a just and legitimate outcome.”  – (“Preventing a Disrupted Presidential Election and Transition” The Transition Integrity Project) In other words, the authors fully support demonstrations and political upheaval to achieve their goal of removing Trump. Clearly, this scorched earth approach did not originate with Joe Biden, but with the cynical and bloodthirsty puppetmasters who operate behind the curtain and who will do anything to advance their agenda. This is a full-blown color revolution authored and supported by the same oligarchs and deep-state honchoes that have opposed Trump from the very beginning. They’re not going to back down or call off the dogs until the job is done and Trump is gone. And when the dust settles, Trump will likely be charged, tried, sentenced and imprisoned. His fortune will be seized, his family will be financially ruined, and his closest advisors and allies will be prosecuted on fabricated charges. There’s not going to be a “graceful transition” of power if Trump loses. He will face the full wrath of the scheming mandarins he has frustrated for the last 4 years. These are the men who applauded when Saddam and Ghaddafi were savagely butchered. Will Trump face the same fate as them? Trump has less than two months to rally his supporters, draw attention to the conspiracy that has is presently underway, and figure out a way to defend himself against the coup plotters. If he is unable to derail the impending junta, his goose is cooked. It’s worth noting, that the Transition Integrity Project (TIP) has no legal authority to meddle in the upcoming election. They were not appointed by any congressional committee nor did any government entity approve their intrusive activities. This is entirely a “lone wolf” operation designed to exploit loopholes in campaign laws in order to undermine public confidence in our elections and to express their unbridled hostility towards Donald Trump. That said, there analysis will probably influence those who share their views. In the first page of their “Executive Summary” they say: “We assess with a high degree of likelihood that November’s elections will be marked by a chaotic legal and political landscape. We also assess that the President Trump is likely to contest the result by both legal and extra-legal means, in an attempt to hold onto power.”  – (Ibid) This short statement provides the basic justification for the group’s existence. It presents the participants as impartial observers performing their civic duty by objectively analyzing exercises (war games?) that indicate that Trump will challenge the election results in a desperate attempt to hold on to power. Not surprisingly, the group provides no evidence that the president would react the way they think he would. In fact, their hypothesis seems extremely far-fetched given the fact that Trump has no militia, no private army, and very few allies among the political class, the Intelligence Community, the FBI, the military or the deep state. Who exactly does the group think would help Trump hold on to power: Bill Barr, Larry Kudlow, Melania?? There is nothing “impartial” about this analysis. It is partisan gibberish aimed at discrediting Trump while creating a pretext for launching a coup against him. Here is another sample of TIP’s “objective analysis” from page 1 of the manuscript: “The Transition Integrity Project (TIP) was launched in late 2019 out of concern that the Trump Administration may seek to manipulate, ignore, undermine or disrupt the 2020 presidential election and transition process. TIP takes no position on how Americans should cast their votes, or on the likely winner of the upcoming election; either major party candidate could prevail at the polls in November without resorting to “dirty tricks.” However, the administration of President Donald Trump has steadily undermined core norms of democracy and the rule of law and embraced numerous corrupt and authoritarian practices. This presents a profound challenge for those –from either party –who are committed to ensuring free and fair elections, peaceful transitions of power, and stable administrative continuity in the United States.”  – (Ibid) Got that? In other words (to paraphrase) “Trump is a corrupt dictator who hates democracy and the rule of law, but that is just our unbiased opinion. Please, don’t let that influence your vote. We just want to make sure the election goes smoothly.” As we noted, the hatred for Trump permeates the entire 22-page document and that, in turn, undermines the credibility of the author to portray his project as an impartial examination of potential problems in the upcoming election. There is nothing evenhanded in the approach to these issues or in the remedies that are recommended. This is a partisan project concocted by malicious elites who despise Trump and who plan to remove him from office by hook or crook. So, do we know who the leaders of this (TIP) group are? Well, we know who their two main spokesmen are: Rosa Brooks– Georgetown law professor and co-founder of the Transition Integrity Project, and Ret. Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Government and Public Policy at the College of William & Mary, and chief of staff to former Secretary of State Colin Powell. According to an article by Whitney Webb: “(Rosa) Brooks… was an advisor to the Pentagon and the Hillary Clinton-led State Department during the Obama administration. She was also previously the general counsel to the President of the Open Society Institute, part of the Open Society Foundations (OSF), a controversial organization funded by billionaire George Soros. Zoe Hudson, who is TIP’s director, is also a former top figure at OSF, serving as senior policy analyst and liaison between the foundations and the U.S. government for 11 years. OSF ties to the TIP are a red flag for a number of reasons, namely due to the fact that OSF and other Soros-funded organizations played a critical role in fomenting so-called “color revolutions” to overthrow non-aligned governments, particularly during the Obama administration. Examples of OSF’s ties to these manufactured “revolutions” include Ukraine in 2014 and the “Arab Spring”….. In addition to her ties to the Obama administration and OSF, Brooks is currently a scholar at West Point’s Modern War Institute, where she focuses on “the relationship between the military and domestic policing” and also Georgetown’s Innovative Policing Program. She is a currently a key player in the documented OSF-led push to “capitalize” off of legitimate calls for police reform to justify the creation of a federalized police force under the guise of defunding and/or eliminating local police departments.Brooks’ interest in the “blurring line” between military and police is notable given her past advocacy of a military coup to remove Trump from office and the TIP’s subsequent conclusion that the military “may” have to step in if Trump manages to win the 2020 election, per the group’s “war games” described above. Brooks is also a senior fellow at the think tank New America. New America’s mission statement notes that the organization is focused on “honestly confronting the challenges caused by rapid technological and social change, and seizing the opportunities those changes create.” It is largely funded by Silicon Valley billionaires, including Bill Gates (Microsoft), Eric Schmidt (Google), Reid Hoffman (LinkedIn), Jeffrey Skoll and Pierre Omidyar (eBay). In addition, it has received millions directly from the U.S. State Department to research “ranking digital rights.” Notably, of these funders, Reid Hoffman was caught “meddling” in the most recent Democratic primary to undercut Bernie Sanders’ candidacy during the Iowa caucus and while others, such as Eric Schmidt and Pierre Omidyar, are known for their cozy ties to the Clinton family and even ties to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign.” – (““Bipartisan” Washington Insiders Reveal Their Plan for Chaos if Trump Wins the Election“, Unlimited Hangout) Is it safe to say that Rosa Brooks is a Soros stooge overseeing a color revolution in the United States aimed at toppling Trump and replacing him with a dementia-addled, meat-puppet named Joe Biden? Political analyst Paul Craig Roberts seems to think so. Here’s what he said in a recent post at his website: “I have provided evidence that the military/security complex, using the media and the Democrats, intends to turn the November election into a color revolution… The evidence of a color revolution in the works is abundantly supplied by CNN, MSNBC, New York Times, NPR, Washington Post and numerous Internet sites funded by the CIA and the foundations and corporations through which it operates.. … All of these media organizations are establishing the story in the mind of Americans that Trump will not leave office when he loses or steals the election and must be driven out. …With Antifa and Black Lives Matter now experienced in violent protests, they will be unleashed anew on American cities when there is news of a Trump election victory. The media will explain the violence as necessary to free us from a tyrant and egg on the violence, as will the Democrat Party. The CIA will be certain that the violence is well funded…. … What is a reelected President Trump going to do when the Secret Service refuses to repel Antifa and Black Lives Matter when they breach White House Security? … American Democracy is on the verge of being ended for all times, and the world media will herald the event as the successful overthrowing of a tyrant.” (“America’s Color Revolution”, Paul Craig Roberts) Another of the leading spokesmen for TIP is Retired Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson who made this revealing statement in a recent interview: “Let me just say some of the things that we’re putting out there. Among those things, one that is very important is the media, particularly the mainstream media. They cannot act as they usually act with regard to elections. They have to play a coup on election night. They can’t be declaring some state like Pennsylvania for one candidate or the other. When Pennsylvania probably has thousands upon thousands of votes yet to come in and count. So, the media has to get its act in order and it has to act very differently than it normally does.” (NOTE: In other words, Wilkerson does not want the media to follow the normal protocols for covering an election, but to adjust their reporting to accommodate the aims of the coup-plotters. Does that sound like someone who is committed to evenhanded coverage of events, or someone who wants reporters to shape the news to meet the specifications of his own particular agenda? Here’s more from Wilkerson:) “Second, ….we also have learned that poll workers have to be younger. And we’ve started a movement all across the country to train young people. And we’ve had really good luck with the volunteers to do so, to be poll workers. Because we found out in Wisconsin, for example, poll workers are mostly over 60. And many of them didn’t show up because they were afraid of COVID-19. And so Wisconsin went from about one 188 polling places, to about 15. That’s disastrous.” (“This ‘War Game’ Maps out what happens if the President contests the Election”, WBUR) Why is Wilkerson so encouraged by the young people he’s trained to act as poll workers? Doesn’t that sound a bit fishy, especially from a dyed-in-the-wool partisan who’s mixed up with a group whose sole aim is to beat Trump? And why are the authors of the TIP manifesto so eager to reveal their true intentions. Take a look: “There will likely not be an “election night” this year; unprecedented numbers of voters are expected to use mail-in ballots, which will almost certainly delay the certified result for days or weeks. A delay provides a window for campaigns, the media, and others to cast doubt on the integrity of the process and for escalating tensions between competing camps. As a legal matter, a candidate unwilling to concede can contest the election into January.…..” – (Ibid) So, that’s the GamePlan, eh? The coup plotters want a contested election that drags on for weeks, deepens divisions among the population, undermines confidence in the electoral system, instigates ferocious street fighting in cities across the country, and gives the Biden camp time to mobilize its political resources in Congress to mount a Constitutional attack on Trump. Can we at least call this treachery by its proper name: Treason – “the crime of betraying one’s country by trying to overthrow the government?” If the shoe fits…

  • Friday Night ANTIFA Smackdown Episode 3
    by Kelen McBreen on September 18, 2020 at 21:38

    Knock knock. Who’s there? ANTIFA!

  • 1619 Project’s Nikole Hannah-Jones: Trump ‘Trying to Stoke Racial Division’
    by Joshua Caplan on September 18, 2020 at 21:36

    Appearing Friday on CNN, New York Times writer and “1619 Project” creator Nikole Hannah-Jones accused President Donald Trump of attempting to stoke racial division after the president announced the “1776 Commission,” which will encourage teachers to educate students about the “miracle” of U.S. history. 

  • Pentagon’s Top Spy Agency Turns To AI for Targeting and Operations Planning
    by Raul Diego on September 18, 2020 at 21:36

    Reminiscent of the 1983 sci-fi classic WarGames, the DIA’s new MARS program aims to create a system that uses AI to scour volumes of foreign intelligence and make decisions on how to act on it. The post Pentagon’s Top Spy Agency Turns To AI for Targeting and Operations Planning appeared first on MintPress News.

  • New trailer for Showtime’s The Comey Rule paints President Trump as a ‘mob boss’
    on September 18, 2020 at 21:33

    In a new trailer released on Thursday, President Trump is seen depicted ‘a mob boss’ and referencing the infamous ‘Golden showers’ allegations against him, in Showtime’s The Comey Rule.

  • Black man files lawsuit after he was handcuffed while moving into house when a woman called police 
    on September 18, 2020 at 21:29

    Keonte Furdge, 23, of Wisconsin filed a lawsuit on Monday naming the city of Monona and two officers, Jared Wedig and Luke Wunsch over the June 2 incident while moving into his new home.

  • Trump to shut off TikTok, WeChat to new U.S. users on Sunday
    by mayor on September 18, 2020 at 21:22

    By David Shepardson, Echo Wang and Alexandra Alper WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration will ban WeChat and video-sharing app TikTok from U.S. app stores starting Sunday night, a move that

  • Hugh Grant says being an older father saved him from being a ‘scary old’ bachelor’
    on September 18, 2020 at 21:20

    Hugh Grant, 60, says that he has never been ‘Mr Nice Guy’ but he is saved thanks to his children. Life as an older dad stopped him from being a ‘scary old golf-addicted bachelor’

  • “We Don’t Have The $$$” – Yellow Cabs Block NYC Bridges As Taxi-Debt Crisis Erupts
    by Tyler Durden on September 18, 2020 at 21:20

    “We Don’t Have The $$$” – Yellow Cabs Block NYC Bridges As Taxi-Debt Crisis Erupts Tyler Durden Fri, 09/18/2020 – 17:20 After five years of crashing NYC taxi medallion prices, leading to a number of taxi suicides that we have documented exhaustively, taxi drivers with insurmountable medallion debt (secured by medallions) have been crushed by the virus pandemic.  With the travel and tourism industry in a deep bust cycle, many Manhattan offices empty, sporting and cultural events canceled, restaurant restrictions, scared consumers, economic depression, and city-dwellers exiting the metro area for suburban life, drivers have struggled to find customers this summer, making it nearly impossible for thousands of yellow taxi driver-owners to service their monthly debt payments. Uber, Lyft, and other ride-hailing apps haven’t made the situation better for taxi drivers.   Data from the Taxi and Limousine Commission revealed Yellow Cab handled 92% fewer rides in June versus the same month in 2019, with as many as 82% of the city’s 13,500 yellow taxi medallions not operational as there are no customers to pick up.  One glance of Times Square on Friday morning (Sept. 18), around 1015 ET, revealed parts of the city still resemble a ‘ghost town’.  With no “V”-shaped recovery for the taxi industry, thousands of drivers are broke, have no income, insurmountable debts, can’t pay rent or service their mortgage, nevertheless feed their family or pay for their children’s education – as it appears Thursday was the breaking point for hundreds of cabbies who shut down two NYC bridges and halted traffic on several streets, begging for debt forgiveness.  NY Patch said the protests were organized by NY Taxi Workers, a union representing many of the drivers in the city.  “Brooklyn Bridge SLOWDOWN!” NY Taxi Workers tweeted. “Driver power! Union power! Debt forgiveness now!” Brooklyn Bridge SLOWDOWN! Driver power! Union power! Debt forgiveness now! pic.twitter.com/O8SBEKumeY — NY Taxi Workers (@NYTWA) September 17, 2020 Here’s a caravan of pissed off yellow taxi drivers. 🌉 🚕 🌉 🚕 pic.twitter.com/oEnKGCU2Q2 — NY Taxi Workers (@NYTWA) September 17, 2020 “Brooklyn Bridge is SHUT DOWN!” the union tweeted. Brooklyn Bridge is SHUT DOWN! Taxi drivers demand debt forgiveness now! pic.twitter.com/rykiPHXYNX — NY Taxi Workers (@NYTWA) September 17, 2020 Taxi drivers also shutdown the Queensboro Bridge.  And now we’ve SHUT DOWN the Queensboro Bridge! Yellow cab drivers have been betrayed by the city and bilked by lenders. Over 80 percent now face food insecurity. This is a crisis. We need relief now. That’s why we SHUT IT DOWN. pic.twitter.com/YbQriCFDK4 — NY Taxi Workers (@NYTWA) September 17, 2020 More pictures of the second bridge shutdown by taxi drivers. The union said, “Driver power. Union power.”  Driver power. Union power. pic.twitter.com/WPSt4S7Joi — NY Taxi Workers (@NYTWA) September 17, 2020 The taxi union rolled deep—a lot of pissed off folks.  ✊🏽✊🏽✊🏽 pic.twitter.com/MMsRV6rmnG — NY Taxi Workers (@NYTWA) September 17, 2020 The taxi caravan then blocked city streets.  As readers know, we’ve pointed out the bubble in NYC taxi medallions for years (see: here), resulting in a steep price decline, but more importantly, the human cost has been tremendous as a slew of taxi suicides have been seen over the last five years because of the crushing debt.  The union points out:  “Yellow cab drivers have been betrayed by the city and bilked by lenders. Over 80 percent now face food insecurity.” And readers need to hear what one taxi driver or at least someone associated with the taxi crisis had to say:  “We don’t have the $$$ of the rich but we have the power of the people,” the lady said.  “We don’t have the $$$ of the rich but we have the power of the people.” pic.twitter.com/V0bkUhqyEx — NY Taxi Workers (@NYTWA) September 17, 2020 To thwart social unrest in the city, not by BLM, but rather taxi drivers, Mayor Bill de Blasio might want to pass the $500 million bailout for drivers ASAP. 

  • Ivanka Trump arrives back in New York City ahead of Rosh Hashanah
    on September 18, 2020 at 21:16

    Ivanka, 38, was seen arriving in NYC on Thursday, and on Friday she took her son Joseph to his grandparents’ home. She may be in town for the Jewish new year celebrations.

  • Study: Covid-Related Media Consumption Directly Linked Depression
    by Ben Warren on September 18, 2020 at 21:15

    Study first of its kind to examine early predictors of rising mental health problems across nation

  • Donald Trump says every American should have a vaccine by April
    on September 18, 2020 at 21:15

    ‘We expect to have enough vaccines for every American by April,’ President Donald Trump said at the White House Friday, despite none yet clearing clinical trials.

  • Cut your risk of cancer: Brush your teeth, don’t burn your toast, says PROFESSOR ROBERT THOMAS
    on September 18, 2020 at 21:14

    PROFESSOR ROBERT THOMAS:.I’ve seen first hand the dramatic results a change in lifestyle can have on a patient’s outcome.

  • Actor Danny Masterson appears in court to be arraigned on rape charges
    on September 18, 2020 at 21:13

    Actor Danny Masterson has appeared in Los Angeles Supreme Court to be arraigned on rape charges.

  • DeChambeau grabs clubhouse lead as Winged Foot bares teeth
    by mayor on September 18, 2020 at 21:06

    MAMARONECK, N.Y. (Reuters) – Bryson DeChambeau ground his way around a much tougher Winged Foot course and enjoyed a closing eagle to grab the second-round U.S.

  • Wall Street posts third week of declines as tech slide drags on
    by mayor on September 18, 2020 at 21:06

    By Caroline Valetkevitch (Reuters) – U.S. stocks fell on Friday as technology shares sold off for a third day in a row, while all three major U.S. indexes posted a third straight week of declines.

  • Dr Fauci  says bars and restaurants should stay closed
    on September 18, 2020 at 21:04

    Dr Fauci said that restaurants and bars are a ‘problem’ in areas with active coronavirus spread in Thursday night MSNBC interview. Recent CDC data linked dining out to two-fold higher covid risks.

  • PROFESSOR ROBERT THOMAS presents his top 10 food heroes to help cut your risk of cancer
    on September 18, 2020 at 21:04

    PROFESSOR ROBERT THOMAS: Phytochemicals are amazing gifts from nature that give fruits and vegetables their diverse colours, tastes and aromas.

  • Voters line up as some U.S. states open early voting; Trump, Biden head to Minnesota
    by mayor on September 18, 2020 at 21:01

    By Julio-Cesar Chavez and Jarrett Renshaw MINNEAPOLIS/HERMANTOWN, Minnesota (Reuters) – Voters lined up in Minnesota to cast ballots on Friday ahead of campaign trips to the state by President Donald

  • Herschel Walker slams BLM as ‘trained Marxists’ and asks NFL stars ‘is this who you are supporting’
    on September 18, 2020 at 21:01

    Ex-NFL star Herschel Walker posted a video on Twitter Wednesday ranting about BLM and demanding leaders ‘tell the American people this is exactly who you stand for’.

  • South Dakota: America’s Sweden
    by Tyler Durden on September 18, 2020 at 21:00

    South Dakota: America’s Sweden Tyler Durden Fri, 09/18/2020 – 17:00 Authored by Amelia Janaskie via The American Institute for Economic Research, Most people know South Dakota for the distinguished faces carved onto the side of the Black Hills mountain. Mount Rushmore reminds us of four American leaders who instilled values of freedom and hope in this country.  These values are under attack in our tumultuous coronavirus days. Lockdowns have assaulted core values that we believed were sacrosanct: property rights, in the right to run a business; freedom of association and movement, in the right to travel, gather, work, consume, have fun, and so on. In short, the right to pursue happiness.  Under the leadership of South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem, however, the Great Plains state has effected a fortress of liberty and hope protected from the grasps of overbearing politicians. And interestingly enough, South Dakota policies echo many of the same values and approaches as Sweden, and both have uncoincidentally experienced positive outcomes. Recently, Governor Noem has been subjected to media lashings over an incredulous report regarding the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota, alleging that it is connected to 266,000 Covid cases. Despite pushback, Noem continues to protect the individual freedoms of South Dakotans against the speculative study, calling it “fiction” owing to faulty assumptions, data, and questionable academic modeling approaches. Noem has rejected the familiar draconian Covid-19 mandates seen in places like California and the UK in favor of a mostly hands-off approach.  In a similar sense, Sweden’s state epidemiologist, Anders Tegnell, supported a relaxed Covid response with the country never going into lockdown despite strong pressure to do so from the European Union. While the Swedish Constitution bars politicians from intervening, expert agencies instead take charge of providing the public with noninvasive recommendations. The coronavirus response in South Dakota and Sweden have been consistently noninterventionist in nature, leaving individual trust and common sense to direct citizens’ choices. At the start of the pandemic, Governor Noem requested some initial restrictions, such as closing schools on March 16 while still allowing in-person check-ins for small groups. Noem also previously encouraged remote working and social distancing and recommended businesses to limit indoor capacity to 10 people when social distancing was not feasible (as recommended by the CDC). In so doing, the Governor was deferring to the prevailing policy ethos. It must have made her uncomfortable given her own commitment to freedom as a first principle.  She withdrew the initial recommendations in April in order to “[put] the power in the hands of the people, where it belongs” in prioritization of liberty. Early on, South Dakota introduced a compulsory stay-at-home plan for those aged 65+ in two counties with high case numbers, which was rescinded May 11. Still, she never mandated stay-at-home or shelter-in-place orders, masks, or imposed bans on church gatherings, daycares, business openings, or travel. Sweden, like South Dakota, made suggestions for precautionary measures, such as working from home and social distancing when necessary. Sweden banned gatherings of more than 50 people, temporarily closed secondary education and universities, and prohibited visitors from nursing homes. Otherwise, trust was placed on individuals to make prudent decisions in slowing the spread of the virus.  Tegnell explains how trust and transparency have played a role in Sweden’s response: “Having sort of a conversation with the public, putting a lot of trust in the public and giving a little responsibility to the individuals, which is exactly what our communicable disease laws are telling us to do. And by following the pattern. Doing this, we could keep the number of cases down, and we could keep our health services working.” Similarly, South Dakotans relied on trust and open information; Noem states: “Now my approach to this virus was to provide South Dakotans with all the information that I could and then trust them to exercise their freedom to make the best decision for themselves and for their families.” Noem avoided imposing aggressive restrictions, deferring to citizens to use common sense: practicing good hygiene and social distancing when necessary. She is keeping schools open throughout the fall based on the need to support young people’s educational and social needs and the low risk associated with their contracting Covid. A shocking 30% of all SD children never logged online to participate in remote learning in the spring of 2020. This statistic, coupled with the questionable effectiveness of online learning, makes a return to the classroom all the more urgent. Noem also believes that masks do not need to be required for children, but is permitting local jurisdictions to make their own decisions in that regard. She is concerned that masks will create more issues for children: “They’re constantly touching [the mask], taking it off, dropping it on the floor. Those all increase rates of infection, and it is certainly not an environment that is going to help them stay safe.” On a similar note, Sweden has not enforced public mask use due to the lack of evidence supporting its effectiveness and other issues presented by widespread mask wearing. Both Tegnell and Noem believe that a side effect of widespread, mandatory masking is obscuring epidemiological problems: fostering the idea that there are easy solutions, which in turn foments further issues.  Tegnell reasons: “We are worried (and we get at least tales from other countries) that people put on masks and then they believe they can go around in society being close to each other, even going around in society being sick. And that, in our view, would definitely produce higher spread than we have right now.” Governor Noem echoes that sentiment:     “People should have the freedom to wear masks if it makes them feel safe, but the science on masks is very mixed.” Despite their generally laissez-faire responses to the novel coronavirus pandemic, South Dakota and Sweden have observed low infection and death rates relative to their neighboring states and countries, respectively. Although there has been an upward tick in the number of cases, deaths still remain low, and both economies are performing well. Stockholm is additionally alleged to be one of the first places in the world to have achieved herd immunity. South Dakota and Sweden have realized economic benefits by defending individual liberty.  As more economic and financial data emerge, the economic triumphs of both South Dakota and Sweden are becoming evident. While we cannot draw definitive conclusions at this point, even now it is fairly clear that states that imposed stringent mandates are comparatively facing greater economic hardships than those which did not.  Gross Domestic Product (GDP) In its first quarter, the Bureau of Economic Analysis found that South Dakota’s GDP shrunk by the second smallest amount compared to other states, by only 2.2%. This percentage is lower than the US first-quarter GDP drop of 5% and the second quarter, which fell deeper by an estimated 32.9%. Sweden, even after announcing there would be no full lockdown, experienced a Q1 GDP increase of 0.1%.  Sweden’s GDP growth for the year ended 2020 has been projected to be between -5.3% to -7.8% depending on the source. Yet, these forecasts are less concerning than those for other countries with stricter Covid restrictions. The US GDP is projected to shrink by about 7.3 to 8.5% and the UK by a disheartening 11 to 14%. Between April and June, Sweden’s economy contracted by 8.6%, which is still below the European Union’s 11.6%, Spain’s 18.5%, and France’s 13.8%. Employment South Dakota’s labor market has also rebounded and its unemployment rate has consistently remained below the national average. Job openings are up by 4.7% since SD’s pre-pandemic peak in job openings on March 19. According to the Minneapolis Fed, South Dakota also had the fewest low-income job losses of any state in its region. South Dakota’s unemployment rate reached its height in April at 10.9% but has lowered since to 6% in July. Although Sweden’s unemployment rate appears to be on an upward trajectory with its highest point being just above 9%, the Nordic country and Great Plains state do not come close to the US unemployment rate peak of 14.7% or California’s at 16.4%, both having much higher stringencies than Sweden and South Dakota. Tourism While other states are experiencing significant declines in tourism, South Dakota faced the third lowest decline in domestic bookings behind Montana and Wyoming. Governor Noem acknowledged South Dakota’s achievement, commenting that city life is not perfect, inviting people from around the world to visit South Dakota. Despite South Dakota’s low population density, South Dakotans have mitigated the Covid-19 spread and seen positive economic outcomes. States with stricter pandemic restrictions, on the other hand, are experiencing slower (if any) economic recoveries. The table below compares eight states with varying stringency indexes and aims to show the different metrics that may be correlated with state stringency. The stringency index demonstrates states’ levels of severity in response to Covid-19 on a scale of 0 to 100 with 100 being the most severe.  The indexes below represent each state at its highest stringency point. Unlike South Dakota, states including Washington, Oregon, Maine, New York, California, and Idaho chose to implement many Covid restriction policies including statewide stay-at-home orders and mandatory indoor masking, yet nevertheless have experienced higher case and death counts per capita. Although it would be fair to say that South Dakota has low figures because of its low population density, other states with low population densities – Oregon, Maine, and Idaho for example – are experiencing worse economic outcomes. Oregon and Idaho have seen almost twice the amount of Covid-19 cases, more than twice the amount of deaths, and higher death rates compared to South Dakota. Oregon’s Q1 GDP decreased by 4.4% and Idaho’s by 4.1% (compared to South Dakota’s 2.2% decrease).  Agriculture is the top industry for Oregon and South Dakota. South Dakota’s agricultural industry saw a 0.67% increase in Q1, whereas Oregon’s decreased by 0.13% and Idaho’s by -0.57%. The stock prices of Oregon’s three top companies—Intel, Nike, and Columbia Sportswear—have plummeted as well. Although Maine has maintained a low infection rate, the state’s economy is suffering with a Q1 2020 GDP decline of -6.30% and a slightly higher unemployment rate of 6.50% (compared to South Dakota’s 6.30%). Month-over-month unemployment rates differ between states as well. Oregon’s unemployment peaked in April at 14.9%, which is higher than both the United States’ peak of 14.7% in April 2020 and South Dakota’s of 10.9%. While Idaho is an outlier in maintaining a generally low unemployment rate, more stringent states are experiencing greater rates of unemployment.  Iowa, which was also never locked down, shows an unemployment rate that is low; close to South Dakota’s. California, at the higher end of the stringency index (75) with indefinite lockdowns imposed on an economy the size of France’s, suffered an unemployment rate topping 16.4%. The table above illustrates another relevant point. Although only 0.7% of Oregon’s population has been sick with coronavirus, the damage to GDP and high unemployment may over time outweigh their relative Covid-19 mitigation. South Dakota and Iowa, with slightly higher infection rates, are seeing more robust economic outcomes and fewer social effects. According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), the accommodation and food services and the arts, entertainment, and recreation industries all suffered greatly in Q1 2020. The table below also suggests a link between higher stringency policies and consequent decreases in industry GDPs. Encouraging the gathering and dissemination of local information, in order to facilitate personal risk assessments – all the while encouraging the truly vulnerable to protect themselves – is producing better economic and social outcomes: in South Dakota as compared to other US states, and in Sweden among nations. Public officials at the local, state, and national levels frequently fail to realize that policies require making tradeoffs: not least of which when instituting disease mitigation measures. This has been profoundly illustrated during the course of the current SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. The perceived lockdowns have incurred tremendous economic and social costs which, it is increasingly clear, are outweighing and will over time continue to outweigh their purported benefits. Among those difficult to see and long-term costs: widespread, substandard educational outcomes; parents and extended families sacrificing work and consumption to care for children; long-term unemployment and underemployment; the irrevocable destruction of capital and know-how; rising divorce rates; child and spousal abuse; addiction (alcohol and drug abuse), and increases in the rate of suicide. South Dakotans and Swedes, nevertheless, have understood – even if not completely, but better than nearly anywhere else – that the costs of stringent coronavirus policies are immense compared to the benefits. All states but seven issued stay-at-home orders in some capacity, and the US is bearing the costs associated with them. The BEA currently estimates that US Q2 2020 GDP fell by a staggering 32.9%. Now more than ever, Americans need to follow and cite the examples set by both South Dakota at home and Sweden abroad: examples steeped in our founding traditions of liberty, trust, and common sense.

  • Lindt’s incredible new museum features the world’s tallest free-standing chocolate fountain
    on September 18, 2020 at 20:58

    Located in Zurich and called Lindt Home of Chocolate, it also boasts interactive exhibitions, the world’s largest Lindt shop and the first-ever Lindt cafe in Switzerland.

  • Bill Barr urges violent protesters to be charged with sedition
    on September 18, 2020 at 20:58

    Attorney General William Barr and top officials within the Justice Department have suggested charging violent protesters who have burned buildings with sedition.

  • The Final Nail: COVID-19 Marks the End of Democratic Socialism in Sweden
    by Eleanor Goldfield on September 18, 2020 at 20:53

    Eleanor Goldfield reports from Stockholm on how COVID-19 has laid bare the US-style capitalist reality taking hold in Sweden and how the pandemic ushered in the end of democratic socialism in the country. The post The Final Nail: COVID-19 Marks the End of Democratic Socialism in Sweden appeared first on MintPress News.

  • Toxic wildfire smoke is another reason to wear your mask
    by Charles Lenchner on September 18, 2020 at 20:53

    Freak weather conditions such as heatwaves, hurricanes, and lightning that ignited the California fires are unprecedented and pose unique challenges, especially during the pandemic. The post Toxic wildfire smoke is another reason to wear your mask appeared first on The Real News Network.

  • Rock rabbits sing to attract mates and snorts to keep his listeners ‘from droning off’
    on September 18, 2020 at 20:50

    The rock hyrax is one of the few mammals known to sing to attract mates. It’s call is punctuated with snorts that show its virility and keep its audience’s attention, according to a new study.

  • Sarah Jessica Parker joins business leaders demanding Bill de Blasio fix NYC
    on September 18, 2020 at 20:50

    Sarah Jessica Parker and other business leaders sent a letter on Friday warning that up to a third of the city’s small businesses may permanently close if a plan isn’t put in place.

  • Robot stocking shelves in Japanese convenience store lets workers maintain social distancing 
    on September 18, 2020 at 20:49

    Convenience stores in Japan are employee seven-foot tall robots to stock shelves. Human workers control the technology using a virtual reality system to help maintain social distancing.

  • Bill Gates claims Trump’s COVID travel bans on China and Europe accelerated the pandemic
    on September 18, 2020 at 20:48

    ‘We created this rush, and we didn’t have the ability to test or quarantine those people, and so that seeded the disease here,’ Gates told Fox News anchor Chris Wallace in an interview.

  • First CMBS Mega-Casualty On Deck: $700MM Starwood Portfolio On Verge Of Default
    by Tyler Durden on September 18, 2020 at 20:47

    First CMBS Mega-Casualty On Deck: $700MM Starwood Portfolio On Verge Of Default Tyler Durden Fri, 09/18/2020 – 16:47 Over the past 6 months we have repeatedly discussed the plight of commercial real estate which unlike most other financial assets, failed to benefit from a Fed bailout or backstop (but that may soon change). It culminated in June when we wrote that the “Unprecedented Surge In New CMBS Delinquencies Heralds Commercial Real Estate Disaster.” The ongoing crisis in structured debt backed by commercial real estate in general and hotel properties in particular, prompted Wall Street to launch the “Big Short 3.0” trade: betting against hotel-backed loans, which had the broadest representation in the CMBX 9 index, whose fulcrum BBB- series has continued to slide even as the broader market rebounded. Yet while prominent failures within the CMBS universe had so far been rare due to overcollateralization of even highly distressed portfolios, as the economic slump drags on, as various stimulus measures expire and as landlords fail to make rent payment, the various embedded liquidity buffers have been rapidly draining and as a result we are now approaching the moment where one or more prominent names are about to suffer a spectacular blow up. The first among them will almost certainly be the Starwood Retail Property Trust 2014-STAR, a portfolio which is backed by an almost $700 million defaulted loan which is collateralized by several malls – including The Mall at Wellington Green in Florida – owned by Barry Sternlich’s Starwood Capital, and whose investors are starting to take losses according to Bloomberg, after the Covid-19 pandemic shuttered stores, crippled rental payments and wiped out emergency cash reserves that had been keeping interest payments flowing. A big reason for the devastation is that The Mall at Wellington Green, the core property of the portfolio and Wellington’s biggest taxpayer, saw its taxable value drop 32% in 2019 to $150 million as a result of the Nordstrom departure, according to the Palm Beach County Property Appraiser’s Office. Starwood Retail Partners bought the property in 2014 for $341.1 million, marking the largest real estate deal ever recorded in the county at the time. It is now worth less than half, and that’s before most of its other anchor clients also fled or filed for bankruptcy. The CMBS portfolio also includes the MacArthur Center in Norfolk, Virginia, the Northlake Mall in Charlotte, North Carolina, and The Mall at Partridge Creek in Clinton Township, Michigan. Meanwhile, total debt on the properties has declined fractionally from $725MM at launch to $682MM currently. Which is why it won’t come as a surprise that the CMBS portfolio has cut interest payouts to investors for a second time, after a reserve account dried up in June and a sharply lower property valuation led to the servicer holding back some funds. As Bloomberg notes, the bond’s performance shows how rapidly the pandemic is deepening losses in a sector that was already getting crushed by online shopping. Even the part of the bond deal that was once rated AAA – i.e., where rating agencies saw virtually no risk of taking losses just two months ago – have now been cut deep into junk territory. As Christopher Sullivan, CIO of United Nations Federal Credit Union said, “The experience of the mall CMBS from Starwood is certainly symptomatic of the larger narrative,” adding that weakening mall asset fundamentals and fewer willing investors “will present ongoing financing problems.” Having rated more than half of the CMBS portfolio as AAA at inception in 2014… … S&P in July sharply downgraded the entire stack to speculative grade after a reappraisal of the four regional malls backing the debt valued them 66% lower than when the bond was issued. As Bloomberg adds while loan servicer and borrower Wells Fargo hoped to restructure or modify the loan, the pandemic has put those plans on ice for now, according to a commentary by Wells. Mall At Wellington Green Ahead of the ratings bloodbath, Wells began slashing interest payments in June because the sharply lower appraisal triggered a CMBS protection mechanism known as an appraisal reduction amount. With the valuation so much lower, the ARA limits the amount of interest servicers have to advance on loans where the underlying collateral has declined in value. The idea is that the servicer will hold onto funds longer to safeguard senior bondholders, although with no end in sight to the apocalypse in the mall sector it is unclear just what recoveries senior bondholders hope to get. “Because of the appraisal reduction amount in place, the servicer is only advancing on a portion of the mortgage loan,” said S&P CMBS analyst Dennis Sim. What is remarkable is that the Starwood loan defaulted last November – before the coronavirus pandemic crippled the retail sector – when the borrower was unable to refinance, but the servicer paid investors out of a dwindling reserve account until June. Wells Fargo is now advancing smaller stopgap payments out of its own pocket. As a result, the slice of the CMBS originally rated AAA was last quoted around 69 cents on the dollar. This is the tranche that was supposed to be “money good” no matter what. The Starwood CMBS is just one of many that is about to undergo a dramatic default. According to the latest Trepp data, the percentage of overall CMBS loans assumed by special workout servicers continues to surge, rising from 9.49% in July to 10.04% in August. In total, about 17.3% of retail loans were in special servicing in August, up from 16% in July. Meanwhile, on the other side of the table, things are getting from bad to worse, as a vast majority of small businesses can no longer afford to pay rent. The situation has been under the radar for the general public for since day one of the pandemic but remains an “enormous problem” for local business owners, says Mary Alice Scott, executive director of the Portland Independent Business and Community Alliance in Maine, quoted by Bloomberg. How enormous? According to a recent survey by advocacy group Small Business Majority of more than 900 businesses in its network indicated 62% are struggling to make commercial rent or mortgage payments—up 6% from a previous poll released earlier in the month. The group warned a wave of commercial evictions and foreclosures could be on the horizon. A similar survey released in September of more than 5,500 business owners by Alignable, a business referral network, showed 32% will be unable to pay full rent on time in September. Unfortunately, this means that the carnage in the real economy – not the fake one represented by the Fed manipulated stock market – is only just starting.

  • Salon owner forced to close after Pelosi visit may now reopen
    on September 18, 2020 at 20:44

    Erica Kious, who has lived in San Francisco for 15 years, revealed earlier this month she was closing her ESalon SF following the controversy surrounding Nancy Pelosi’s visit.

  • Cheer coach Monica Aldama reacts to Jerry Harris being charged with producing child pornography
    on September 18, 2020 at 20:39

    The 47-year-old coach for the Navarro College cheerleading squad, who worked closely with Harris on the smash hit show Cheer, said her heart has been ‘shattered into a million pieces.’

  • Steve Harvey jumps to Ellen DeGeneres’ defense over claims she runs a toxic workplace
    on September 18, 2020 at 20:33

    Steve Harvey said that ‘people want to take something and make something out of everything,’ referring to the staff that came forward with allegations.

  • Urban safari: New book Wild Cities by Ben Lerwill reveals the astonishing animals in big cities
    on September 18, 2020 at 20:24

    See the wilder side of the urban world. That’s the promise made by fascinating new book Wild Cities, which takes readers on a tour of global cities and reveals the incredible creatures that live in them.

  • San Diego wildfire rages, just misses tribal areas and big cat sanctuary
    by Charles Lenchner on September 18, 2020 at 20:22

    The San Diego County fire was almost far worse, with a forecasted high wind day not coming to fruition. Now under control, the over 17,000-acre fire burned close to three tribal reservations and a big cat sanctuary. The post San Diego wildfire rages, just misses tribal areas and big cat sanctuary appeared first on The Real News Network.

  • “We House-Arrested Some Folks!”
    by Tyler Durden on September 18, 2020 at 20:20

    “We House-Arrested Some Folks!” Tyler Durden Fri, 09/18/2020 – 16:20 Authored by Tom Luongo via Gold, Goats, ‘n Guns blog, Being a vandal and a politician, but I repeat myself, means having zero shame. Case in point the leadership of the City of Nashville. They were caught red-handed suppressing the data of COVID-19 transmissions to support their draconian business closure edicts. And yet they still persist in demanding citizens commit economic hari kiri and cover their faces to keep them from losing theirs. Having first implemented contact tracing measures of dubious legality and then finding out that bars and restaurants were not major vectors of virus transmission the Mayor’s Office chose to keep this information from the public, according to a report from local FOX 17 news. This is yet another example of a Democrat Mayor in a major U.S. city acting suspiciously during a public health situation which has turned our entire society upside down. And it is not hard to believe that it was done for purely political purposes. Mayor Bill DeBlasio in New York City still doesn’t want the city to return to any semblance of normalcy because he’s still hoping that the second wave of COVID-19 will sweep through, like the Angel of Death during Passover, and smite all the non-believers into oblivion, or at least scare them enough not to vote for Donald Trump. It is truly sickening to watch this pathetic psycho-drama play out and it means there should be criminal charges filed against cities and states which caused material harm to millions of Americans during this sad period of U.S. history. The Dem Mayor of Nashville KNOWINGLY LIED ABOUT COVID DATA to justify shutting down bars & restaurants, killing countless jobs & small businesses in the process. Everyone involved should face jail time. How many other Dem run cities is this happening in?https://t.co/8anzs5Jgba — Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) September 17, 2020 Trump the Second doesn’t go far enough in his condemnation of this behavior. It isn’t just jobs and/or businesses. Those jobs and businesses represent significant portions of people’s lives. Property isn’t just some artificial construct of the patriarchy it is truly a physical manifestation of a person’s past decisions with his most precious natural resource… time. And the Mayor’s office of Nashville decided to value that time and effort of countless people as worth nothing in the face of his political needs to oust Donald Trump from power. Criminal charges for the Mayor and his staff is a bare minimum for this. Then the civil suits to bankrupt him and his staff to make the barest minimum of restitution. This story broke at the same time that Attorney General, William Barr put these lock downs in their proper legal and historical context. Barr understands just what was done here and is willing to say what needs to be said. Attorney General William Barr argued yesterday that coronavirus-related lockdown orders were surpassed only by slavery as the “greatest intrusion on civil liberties” in the nation’s history https://t.co/oFyWpMnINl pic.twitter.com/kBOF9diNoZ — POLITICO (@politico) September 17, 2020 Barr’s point isn’t just valid it is the only reasonable way to look at the willful destruction of millions of lives by government edict. Like it or not slavery was a feature of the time it was practiced in the U.S. It’s still practiced today in parts of the world, FYI. But all we can do here in the U.S. is screech incoherently about rectifying a past through some adolescent purity test. But, slavery is also fundamentally alive in the misbegotten ideas behind the social contract which states that the society has a claim against another man’s labor that isn’t accounted for in his previously-engaged economic transactions. It is patent nonsense promulgated through neo-Keynesian economists and neo-Marxists who argue government’s role is to account for unpaid externalities of the free market. What they fail to mention is that it is government itself which creates those unpaid externalities by writing rules which allow actors — be they corporations, city governments or individuals — to be exempt from the harm they cause and socializing the costs. It is this fundamental tautology that under-girds the entire edifice of the Progressive’s obsession with taxes. Moreover, by creating these centralized systems of regulation they remove the free market’s ability to accurately price any of these so-called unpaid externalities in the first place. This is why, in the end, every government intervention into the free market eventually necessitates a even greater one in the future to fix the mess created by the previous one. No other institution of modern society is more indicative of this than the government’s police forces. And it is for this reason that I’m happy to have the conversation about reforming and re-imagining our policing practices here in the U.S. Not the least of which reason is that it gives shameless vandals like Bill DeBlasio untold power to inflict mindless tyranny on a citizenry he openly despises. Slavery is an abhorrent institution. No man should have to live under the boot heel of another. It doesn’t all of a sudden become the height of morality because 50.001% of a population showed up at a particular time to pick a person to decide on who holds society’s shackles. Now, Bill Barr is no raging libertarian or anything but he is fundamentally right when he says that locking down entire populations, putting them effectively under house arrest is wrong. It’s not for the government to decide how much risk you can or should take in any situation like this. And Barr holding up this end of the argument is frankly refreshing, because while there may have been truly terrifying consequences had COVID-19 turned out to be close to as deadly as advertised, the long-term costs for those who survive it are immeasurable and, frankly, unacceptable in any way if we are to still consider ourselves a free and liberal society. And it’s clear from the hysterics over his comments that his political opponents are more than happy to throw that freedom under the bus to achieve their political goals, i.e. ousting him and President Trump from power. Having destroyed a lot of the connective tissue of the U.S. economy and society the vandals in charge of this operation continue their shameless pursuit of leveraging their unpriced externalities to the limit to exercise their power. It is everywhere we look today and it’s why I continue to tell people that the only way out of this is through it, to continue looking for inflection points in the Culture War that are resonant and keep stocking up on those things you can control and which only you are responsible for. And you wonder why this blog is called Gold Goats ‘n Guns? *  *  * Join my Patreon if you know what it truly is to be a slave and want to free your mind. Install the Brave Browser to throw off the shackles of Google’s evil.

  • Satchuel Cole, Prominent Black Lives Matter Leader In Indiana, Lied About Being Black
    on September 18, 2020 at 20:19

    Indiana “community leader” Satchuel Cole is the latest “Black” Black Lives Matter leader to be exposed as White. …

  • New York City is set to develop a massive climate change research center on Governors Island
    on September 18, 2020 at 20:14

    Governors Island in New York City could soon be home to a massive climate center research center. The Trust of the island has proposed a new project for studying how climate change impacts the city.

  • Watch — Ex-Democrat Turned Trump Supporter: ‘I Was Floored’ by Size of Conservative LBGT Community
    by Hannah Bleau on September 18, 2020 at 20:12

    A self-identified ex-Democrat, who gathered in Bemidji, Minnesota, on Friday ahead of President Trump’s rally, said he was “floored” by the size of the conservative LGBT community and spoke against the narrative that the left’s view of LGBT “is the only view and there’s nothing else.”

  • Trump team trains fire on Joe Biden’s claim president is responsible for ALL coronavirus deaths
    on September 18, 2020 at 20:07

    Democratic nominee Joe Biden was under fire Friday for claiming at a CNN town hall: ‘If the president had done his job, had done his job from the beginning, all the people would still be alive.’

  • Firefighter dies in California’s El Dorado wildfire sparked by gender reveal
    on September 18, 2020 at 20:06

    The firefighter died on Thursday in the San Bernardino National Forest as crews battled the El Dorado Fire in California.

  • Stocks Suffer Longest-Losing Streak In Over A Year As Dollar Dump Continues
    by Tyler Durden on September 18, 2020 at 20:00

    Stocks Suffer Longest-Losing Streak In Over A Year As Dollar Dump Continues Tyler Durden Fri, 09/18/2020 – 16:00 Stocks are down for the 3rd week in a row – yeah we know!!! – leaving levered-call-buying RH’ers facing something they likely haven’t seen in their trading careers (this is the longest losing streak since August 2019)… The Dow ended the week almost perfectly unchanged. This leaves The Dow down over 3% YTD and the S&P 500 up just over 2% YTD… Source: Bloomberg Is it time for The Fed to start “getting back to work” on their balance sheet now that rates are impotent… Source: Bloomberg All that ‘work’ and “you get nothing”… The Nasdaq 100 is down over 12% from record highs (so much for BTFD)… The S&P 500 and Nasdaq closed below their 40DMAs. Small Caps managed to bounce off the 50DMA (after breaking below) and The Dow bounced perfectly off it… FANG Stocks plunged to their lowest since late July (down 17% from the highs)… Source: Bloomberg Very choppy week in quant-factor land with Value and momentum swapping places day after day… Source: Bloomberg Notably, Quad Witch sparked some shenanigans in the vol-stock complex today… Source: Bloomberg And the Gamma pivoted around 270 Strike for Nasdaq QQQ… Despite equity weakness, Treasury yields rose very modestly on the week… Source: Bloomberg The Dollar Index fell this week, after two weeks of gains… Source: Bloomberg Cryptos were largely higher on the week (Litecoin lower), led by Bitcoin Source: Bloomberg Bitcoin was, however, unable to hold on to $11k… Source: Bloomberg Oil dominated commodity-land with copper also higher and PMs marginally so… Source: Bloomberg Gold remains increasingly range bound… And a big reversal in WTI (back above $41)… Ags had a huge week as Corn, Soybeans soared on China chatter… Source: Bloomberg Finally, 1930 called again… Source: Bloomberg

  • “This Is Ludicrous” – Newt Gingrich Questions ‘The Soros Cover Up’
    by Tyler Durden on September 18, 2020 at 19:55

    “This Is Ludicrous” – Newt Gingrich Questions ‘The Soros Cover Up’ Tyler Durden Fri, 09/18/2020 – 15:55 Authored by Newt Gingrich, op-ed via The American Mind, Americans can’t let Twitter noise overwhelm political reality… I have been watching a truly curious phenomenon over the past few days. It seems there is suddenly a movement in media to silence anyone who speaks out against George Soros – and, specifically, his funding of radical prosecutors seeking to change the criminal justice system by simply ignoring certain crimes. This happened to me personally this week while I was being interviewed on Fox’s Outnumbered. When I brought up Soros’s plan to get pro-criminal, anti-police prosecutors elected across the country, two of the show’s participants interrupted me and forcefully asserted that Soros was not involved. Host Harris Faulkner, it seemed, was stunned by the interruptions, and did her part to move the show forward after some awkward silence. The next day, she addressed the strange moment during the show and condemned censorship. Immediately after the show, Twitter and other social media went crazy. People were alleging that any criticism of Soros’s political involvement is automatically false, anti-Semitic, or both. This is ludicrous. Soros’s plan to elect these prosecutors has been well documented already – and it has nothing to do with his spiritual or ethnic background. The Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, Politico, USA Today, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the Associated Press, CBS, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel – even Fox News itself, among others, have all thoroughly reported on it. There are plenty of specific examples of Soros’s work in action. Dallas County District Attorney John Creuzot, who campaigned on the promise that he would not prosecute a host of crimes—including thefts—admitted his campaign was largely funded through Soros or his groups. He has been so dismissive of crime and police that Texas Governor Greg Abbott has had to send in the Texas State Patrol to police large swaths of Dallas. Soros gave $333,000 to the Safety and Justice PAC in 2016 to support then-Cook County District Attorney candidate Kim Foxx in Illinois—who is currently presiding over terrible violence and mayhem in Chicago, where murders are twice what they were in 2019. Soros and his organizations spent $1.7 million to help get Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner elected in 2018. Before being elected, Krasner earned a name for himself by suing the Philadelphia Police Department 75 times. Since he took office, dozens of experienced prosecutors have either been fired or resigned. Criminal prosecutions have plummeted and crime has risen. Philadelphia now has the second-highest murder rate among large cities in the country. Former Hugo Chavez advisor and current San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin was also funded by Soros and his groups. Boudin has called prison “an act of violence” and has refused to prosecute a slew of illegal acts, from public urination to the public solicitation of sex, which he deems to be “quality of life crimes.” By the way, Boudin is the foster child of Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, of terrorist group Weather Underground fame. His birth parents were convicted and imprisoned for their involvement in an armed robbery-turned-homicide. One of Soros’s favored PACs spent $402,000 to support a failed San Diego County District Attorney bid by Geneviéve Jones-Wright. In 2016, a Soros-funded super PAC donated $107,000 to benefit Raul Torrez in his Bernalillo County District Attorney primary—which he won by a 2-to-1 margin. In fact, Soros’s huge funding prompted the Republican running to bow out because it was just too expensive to run against Torrez. Soros-backed George Gascon is currently challenging Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey, who has been targeted and systematically harassed by Black Lives Matter supporters. I’m not overly surprised to see the Twitter mob embrace a sudden, near-universal denial of these facts. I am alarmed to see that the force of this groupthink on social media appears to be strongly influencing professional media. I think the heart of this mass denial is that Democrats and the Left are watching the terrible human cost of their misguided, pro-criminal, anti-police justice policies, and they are beginning to worry that the American people will realize who is responsible for them. Rather than deal with something difficult—or admit they were wrong—the activists of the radical Left are trying to find some way to scream “racist” and get the media to follow suit. America will suffer if our professional media continue to be overruled by our social media.

  • Watch Live: President Trump Launches “1776 Commission” to Fight Democratic Communist Takeover
    by Kelen McBreen on September 18, 2020 at 19:55

    Watch & share this special broadcast where the world’s most censored guests deliver cutting-edge insight found nowhere else!

  • Joe Biden Depicted as Child-Eating, Soul-Sucking Demon: Exclusive Interview with Artist
    by Adan Salazar on September 18, 2020 at 19:50

    Comic book illustrator George Alexopoulos creating viscerally powerful art influencing upcoming election.

  • “Absolutely Terrified” Democrats Demand Emergency Investigation Into Durham Probe
    by Tyler Durden on September 18, 2020 at 19:50

    “Absolutely Terrified” Democrats Demand Emergency Investigation Into Durham Probe Tyler Durden Fri, 09/18/2020 – 15:50 In August, Attorney General William Barr refused to commit to withholding any report by DOJ watchdog John Durham before the November election – causing Congressional Democrats to froth at the mouth over an “October surprise” meant to hurt Joe Biden. Durham was appointed by Barr to investigate the Russia investigators – including members of the Obama-Biden administration, the FBI and the DOJ. Now, days after a top prosecutor on the Durham team resigned – reportedly over what she thought was “pressure from Barr to produce results before the November election,” the Democratic chairs of four House committees have demanded an “emergency investigation” into Durham’s probe, according to the Daily Caller. “We write to ask that you open an emergency investigation into whether U.S. Attorney General William Barr, U.S. Attorney John Durham, and other Department of Justice political appointees are following DOJ’s longstanding policy to avoid taking official actions or other steps that could improperly influence the upcoming presidential election,” wrote Democrats Adam Schiff (D-CA), Jerry Nadler (D-NY), Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) and Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) in a letter to DOJ inspector general Michael Horowitz. “Absolutely Terrified” Democrats Demand Emergency Investigation Into Durham Probe The letter follows a similar demand on Thursday from 10 Democratic members of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Democrats are questioning the legal authority of the investigation, and whether Durham is allowed to release a public report of the probe before the election. “Attorney General Barr has signaled repeatedly that he is likely to allow DOJ to take prosecutorial actions, make public disclosures, and even issue reports before the presidential election in November. Such actions clearly appear intended to benefit President Trump politically,” the Democrats wrote. -Daily Caller House Judiciary Republicans suggested that the Democrats are “absolutely terrified” of the Durham probe, as “They know Barr and Durham are cleaning up the what the Obama/Biden DOJ left behind,” adding “And the results won’t be pretty for them.” House Democrats are absolutely terrified. They know Barr and Durham are cleaning up the what the Obama/Biden DOJ left behind. And the results won’t be pretty for them. https://t.co/8OxFZL23qN — House Judiciary GOP (@JudiciaryGOP) September 18, 2020 As part of his investigation, Durham has interviewed former CIA Director John Brennan and others, allegedly regarding the CIA’s assessment that Russian President Vladimir Putin was behind interference in the 2016 US election in order to help President Trump. In an August 13th interview, Barr said he expects “significant” developments to come out of the investigation before the election. Days later, former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith pleaded guilty to fabricating evidence used to obtain surveillance warrants on former Trump adviser Carter Page. Clinesmith -who worked on both the Hillary Clinton email investigation and the Russia probe, was part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team, and interviewed Trump campaign advisor George Papadopoulos. Meanwhile, earlier this month White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows suggested that former FBI agent Peter Strzok and other officials involved in the operation against Trump could be in trouble. “And I use the word unlawful at best, it broke all kinds of protocols and at worst people should go to jail as I mentioned previously,” Meadows said during a virtual appearance on Fox Business’ “Mornings With Maria” on Monday. -via The Epoch Times If the Obama-Biden DOJ did nothing wrong, what do Democrats have to worry about?

  • French finance minister tests positive for Covid-19, as country grapples with record new infections
    by RT on September 18, 2020 at 19:47

    France’s Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire has tested positive for the coronavirus and is isolating at home. Meanwhile, France recorded its worst day for new cases of Covid-19 since the pandemic began. Read Full Article at RT.com

  • SUNY Oneonta has worst college outbreak of COVID-19 in New York
    on September 18, 2020 at 19:46

    The State University of New York at Oneonta was forced to cancel in-person classes for the fall earlier this month following the huge COVID-19 outbreak.

  • Coronavirus Tracing Agent Beaten Unconscious on London Bus After Face Mask Dispute
    by Dan Lyman on September 18, 2020 at 19:45

    Police say vicious attack was unprovoked

  • ‘Parks and Recreation’ Cast Push Vote-by-Mail in Fundraiser for Wisconsin Democrats
    by Alana Mastrangelo on September 18, 2020 at 19:44

    The cast of NBC’s hit sitcom Parks and Recreation reunited on Thursday for a virtual town hall fundraiser to expand the coffers of Wisconsin’s Democrat Party be nearly half a million dollars. 

  • Teen Fires Pistol at Arizona Troopers in ‘Ambush’ Attack
    by Dan Lyman on September 18, 2020 at 19:40

    17-year-old arrested after brazen shooting in broad daylight

  • Flint water crisis continues despite settlement
    by Charles Lenchner on September 18, 2020 at 19:39

    In late August, the state of Michigan offered a $600 million settlement to those affected. Activist Melissa Mays of the Flint advocacy group Water You Fighting For says that the settlement does not go far enough to compensate the residents of Flint. The post Flint water crisis continues despite settlement appeared first on The Real News Network.

  • Family of murdered NBA star Lorenzen Wright say his ex-wife who admitted to killing is a gold digger
    on September 18, 2020 at 19:37

    A new episode of ABC’s 20/20 airs Friday night that delves into details and legal developments, including lingering questions about what happened to Lorenzen Wright.

  • Bitcoin & The Tragedy Of Monopolized Fiat Money
    by Tyler Durden on September 18, 2020 at 19:35

    Bitcoin & The Tragedy Of Monopolized Fiat Money Tyler Durden Fri, 09/18/2020 – 15:35 Authored by Jeffrey Wernick, op-ed via CoinTelegraph.com, Why the government should make a monetary transition to Bitcoin, and the problems that cryptocurrency would help solve, such as preemptive war and national debt. image courtesy of CoinTelegraph As an anarcho-capitalist, I hold that property rights are sacred and that violence is acceptable only when our natural rights, as embedded and enshrined in the Constitution and Bill of Rights, are under a direct and imminent threat, and only in self-defense. I might be the first anarchist, anarcho-capitalist, or minarchist you’ve ever met. Those labels may sound scary to some — that’s fine. Democrats and Republicans call each other scary names all the time, too. But all my labels mean is that I believe in a monetary system that presumes freedom more consistently than that which is advocated by a typical Libertarian. I identify as such due to a moral judgment I made, one that I arrived at after observing the results of our country’s fiat paper money, odious debt and central banking system. After analyzing these with reference to foundational concepts and principles of economics, I think others will see the generally accepted alternative of Democrat socialism vs. Republican capitalism as I do. Since it is no longer backed by a valuable commodity such as gold, our currency is subject to manipulation and valuation based on the level of “trust” in its value. That, in large part, means trust in government. But upon what record of honesty and integrity do you trust the government? Most people who have witnessed government mismanagement and corruption of all matters — big and small — are rightfully skeptical. But they do not often view the money in their wallet with the same degree of skepticism. And that’s a mistake. A lack of skepticism about fiat money Two recently published studies produced by Brown University estimate the cost of the War on Terror since Sept. 11, 2001 at $6.4 trillion and more than 800,000 lives, half of which were civilians. Adding indirect deaths as a consequence of the war, the number of lives lost climbs to 3.1 million. If they knew these numbers at the time of deciding to go to war, would Congress and the American people still have believed our actions would produce the most cost-effective results, worthy of that human sacrifice? Surely not. We were all manipulated, during a time when our emotions were prepotent and information was scarce, we were pressured by patriotism, and we believed our fiat paper currency could help us afford it. We were wrong. Hard money regimes are abandoned in wartime, because the debasement of money is a prerequisite of most wars. An honest currency system backed by Bitcoin (BTC) or gold would require Americans to explicitly consent and confirm their willingness to pay for military aggression, as well as all other routine functions of government and the private sector. An honest currency demands that, when we go to war, we have skin in the game. It’s a small sacrifice to write an IOU for other people’s money, but people more carefully reflect upon the cost and benefits of a purchase when they see their budget shrink in real time. Bitcoin functions as a reserve currency, denationalized and therefore detached from government manipulation. When it first emerged during the 2008 global financial crisis, banks did not trust each other’s balance sheets and would not lend to each other, which exposed the fragility of markets for traditional fiat currency. If our markets were not manipulated by the central bank, the time preference of money would not be perverted, and our preferences for consumption today vs. saving for tomorrow would be reflected in interest rates. Prior to the creation of the Federal Reserve, the government did not spend much as a portion of gross domestic product, and private savings rates were high. People invested, bought real estate and deposited money in the bank, accumulating wealth through the power of compound interest. Inflation and interest were under control. However, since 1971, we have abandoned all sense of market discipline and substituted central bank discretion in its place. And fiscal policy, no longer encumbered by its tie to a supply of physical gold, became more interventionist: Governments borrowed more, companies borrowed more. As a result, we all owed more, because all debt eventually flows down to the individual. We may not feel it, but we pay it. What economists say about money John Exter, ex-vice-president of the New York Federal Reserve, wrote in 1971: “Today no money in the world fully performs all three services. National currencies are being used as means-of-payment and standard-of-value money, but none in this inflationary age is an assured store-of-value money. […] Commodities like gold and silver, which are being used as store-of-value money, are not being used as either means-of-payment or standard-of-value money.” Other economists agree. Adam Smith, the father of the modern political economy, said: “All money is a matter of belief.” When he was a congressman of Nebraska, Howard Buffett, father of Warren Buffet, argued that “paper money systems have always wound up with collapse and economic chaos.” Further, a recent Bank for International Settlements report concluded that the unprecedented growth in central banks’ balance sheets has had an adverse impact on the functioning of capital markets. In other words: Financial markets are dysfunctional, they no longer price risk appropriately, and they pervert the allocation of capital. They exacerbate inequality and, at the same time, make us all poorer. Why use Bitcoin? If all Americans had used Bitcoin in 2001, we would have had to consent to taxation in order to fund the war-on-terror, therefore immediately feeling the impact of that decision. On the flipside, the value of savings would also be realized, allowing us to better appreciate the effect of adopting a sensible energy policy along with a more efficient allocation of other resources. Prices would again function as a representation of our individual preferences rather than government promises. Most importantly, using Bitcoin forces us to weigh the options of war and welfare. Using the figures stated above, for example, we would have had to decide if it was worth spending $800,000 per person killed. With respect to debt manipulation, note that not all debts are the same. Some debt lays the foundation for future returns that will exceed the cost of infrastructure. Other debts will never be repaid, referred to as odious debt. All debt issued by the U.S. government is odious debt. According to Alexander Nahum Sack in 1927, odious debt is issued by the state to strengthen its power and repress the population. The central bank is aware, as are Wall Street banks, that the spending is profligate, especially hostile debt incurred to prosecute wars. Few believe we can grow ourselves out of this hole, and some want to roll it over into perpetuity. Many advocates of Free Lunch economics believe the State can continually issue debt without limit, because there is no limit to future cash flows collected through increased taxes. While the debate rages on, so does the debt. And, for many people, the size of the debt no longer has any meaning. The numbers are too large to grasp. They’ve never been asked to sacrifice anything as a result of it, and they cannot imagine what their quality of life would be, living in a country without it. How can so many Democrats and Republicans believe that there is no limit to indebtedness? No limit to the growth of central banks’ balance sheets? That, somehow, increased market concentration and further concentration of economic and political power combined with very little investment and low productivity growth, will make us wealthy? Fiat paper money exists only through the monopolistic force of the state. Paper money is dishonest, corrupt, deceitful, and is managed by a cartel. Distrust and power are its currency. The use of fiat money requires permission. It is always subject to confiscation and surrender. Bitcoin does not allow odious debt and debt that is not explicitly agreed to. It has other attractive features as well: immutability, decentralization, privacy and scarcity; easy to divide and easy to transfer; there’s no need for an intermediary, no need for permission; no one can debase it and no authority controls it; and lastly, the ledger does not lie. I believe we are in the early stages of forming a new social consensus — a trust revolution. It will be a global one, independent of geography, religion, nationality, culture, ethnicity or gender. Denationalized money like Bitcoin is an investment in social consciousness. It fosters voluntary trade, it forces the market to celebrate wins and acknowledge losses, and brings more individual control over how we assign prices to the things we value — including our very lives.

  • Herschel Walker: NFL’s ‘Got a Mess on Their Hands’ with BLM Support — ‘Not Doing Their Research’
    by Trent Baker on September 18, 2020 at 19:31

    In a Friday interview with Fox Business Network’s “Varney & Company,” former star NFL running back Herschel Walker said the NFL “has got a mess on their hands” when it comes to their handling of promoting Black Lives Matter and social activism.

  • Key West is unusual ghost town despite Florida reopening bars
    on September 18, 2020 at 19:31

    Locals and visitors say they are pleasantly surprised with the size of people out, fearing Key West would be a ghost town, and say they’re happy the resilient city was shouldering the pandemic,

  • France Suffers Most COVID-19 Deaths Since Spring; Finance Minister Tests Positive: Live Updates
    by Tyler Durden on September 18, 2020 at 19:30

    France Suffers Most COVID-19 Deaths Since Spring; Finance Minister Tests Positive: Live Updates Tyler Durden Fri, 09/18/2020 – 15:30 Summary: France suffers another 10k+ new cases; 50 deaths Finance Minister Brunp Le Maire tests positive US Deaths top 200k Global cases top 30 million UK mulls COVID ‘circuit breaker’ London weighs ‘localized’ lockdown Moderna reveals vaccine won’t be widely available until next year * * * Update (1600ET): Reuters pointed out in a lengthy report published Friday that European countries from Denmark to Greece have announced new social restrictions to curb surging coronavirus infections in some of their largest cities. In the area around Madrid, Spanish authorities are limiting movement between hot spots, while closing bars and other businesses, closing public parks, and limiting gatherings to 6 people. Regional leader Isabel Diaz Ayuso said Friday that people would not be stopped going to work, since Spain must do everything it can to stave off “another national disaster.” As we mentioned earlier, authorities in the southern French city of Nice banned gatherings of more than 10 people in public spaces and restricted bar opening hours, following fresh curbs introduced earlier this week in Marseille and Bordeaux. In Denmark, where the 454 new infections on Friday was close to a record of 473 in April, Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said the limit on public gatherings would be lowered to 50 people from 100 and ordered bars and restaurants to close early. Even Greece, which made it through the first round of the pandemic without too much trouble, is preparing to enact new social distancing restrictions as the country’s daily case count accelerates. Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis says the government is ready to impose new restrictions in and around Athens as cases accelerate. Some of those measures could be decided Friday, or in the coming days. * * * Update (1440ET): France reported another day of 10k+ new COVID-19 cases as Nice adopt more local restrictions, while health officials reported 50 new deaths, the largest daily death toll in France since May. France on Friday reported 10,593 new cases of the novel coronavirus, up from 9,784 on Thursday, and 50 new deaths, the highest daily number since the outbreak peaked in late May. France’s death toll now stands at 31,095. Hospitalizations have also risen, with France counting 3,223 currently hospitalized patients, of which 535 are in the ICU. Throughout the country, some 896 clusters have been identified, an increase of 84 over the last 24 hours. Of these, 143 are attributed to nursing homes. Meanwhile, COVID-19 cases are climbing in a handful of ‘hot spots’ across the Midwest, though the numbers so far are nowhere near as large as the summer surge across the Sun Belt. Yesterday, Wisconsin reported a record daily tally just as Trump was holding yet another campaign rally, while hospitalizations and deaths also spiked. Iowa is seeing cases trend higher. So is Missouri. North Dakota… …and South Dakota have also seen cases climb. Overall, the US is seeing daily cases climb as more of the country opens up. * * * Eight months after the coronavirus infected the first person on US soil, America is heading toward a morbid new milestone: the number of deaths attributed to the coronavirus is on track to pass 200,000 as soon as Monday. With a total of 197,696 deaths, the US could cross the threshold on Sunday if deaths spike over the weekend. If the pace of deaths slows, however, more time will likely be needed. Meanwhile, the number of confirmed cases in the US is nearing 6.75 million, with 6,677,516 cases in total. The US reported more than 44,000 cases yesterday, a sign that numbers are climbing again as more students head back to classrooms, and more states – including Texas and Hawaii – unveil plans for more reopenings of gyms and restaurants. Globally, the world officially passed the 30 million mark, as we noted yesterday. A surge of new cases in India has pushed the global daily figures back above 300,000. While global deaths are on the cusp of topping 950k, with 5,456 counted yesterday. After releasing a tome-like report yesterday outlining the protocols for the company’s ‘Phase 3’ trials of a COVID-19 vaccine, Moderna on Friday revealed (via press reports) that the company expects to have between 500 million and 1 billion vaccine doses manufactured by the end of next year, but only 20 million by the end of 2020. President Trump earlier this week insisted that a coronavirus vaccine will be widely available within ‘weeks’, even as the head of the CDC said that while data and approval might come later this week, most Americans won’t have access to a vaccine until the middle of next year. With the UK reporting more than 3k new COVID-19 cases a day, the highest rate since HMG finished reopening the country, Boris Johnson is reportedly weighing a plan to impose short-term nationwide restrictions across England, what he is tentatively calling a “circuit breaker”. The UK’s reproduction “R” number, a measure of the rate of spread, found that the rate of new infections in the country has risen to a range of 1.1-1.4 from last week’s figure of 1.0-1.2. “An R number between 1.1 and 1.4 means that on average every 10 people infected will infect between 11 and 14 other people,” a government report read. The temporary closures would help create “a breathing space” in the battle against coronavirus, government sources have reportedly said. Meanwhile, London Mayor Sadiq Khan on Friday announced the cancellation of the city’s New Year’s fireworks during an interview with LBC radio. He also admitted that another ‘localized lockdown’ targeting London is a possibility that is under discussion. As London mulls what would be its second lockdown, Israel’s second lockdown began on Friday, Israel entered its second lockdown, inspired by a surge in new cases in the small Mediterranean country. While the Netherlands recorded a new 24-hour record of cases, the French city of Nice imposed new restrictions, including reviving a ban on gatherings with more than 10 people.

  • Park Ave Residents Gave Joe Biden 8 Times What They Gave to Donald Trump
    by John Carney on September 18, 2020 at 19:27

    Joe Biden’s attempt to convince voters that his blue-collar roots make him the populist candidate in the 2020 presidential race is hard to square with his campaign’s finances.

  • Antifa Terrorist Michael Reinoehl Pointed Gun At Police When He Was Shot And Killed, Detectives Confirm
    on September 18, 2020 at 19:26

    Michael Forest Reinoehl, the Antifa terrorist who murdered beloved Trump supporter Aaron Danielson in Portland last month, pointed a gun at police before he was shot, authorities revealed Thursday. …

  • US nursing homes are given go-ahead to welcome back visitors
    on September 18, 2020 at 19:26

    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced a ban on family members visiting nursing facilities back in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Investors Flood Into Tech Stocks Just As Wall Street Agrees Long Tech Is “Most Crowded Trade” Of All Time
    by Tyler Durden on September 18, 2020 at 19:21

    Investors Flood Into Tech Stocks Just As Wall Street Agrees Long Tech Is “Most Crowded Trade” Of All Time Tyler Durden Fri, 09/18/2020 – 15:21 After weeks of tentative fund flows throughout the market’s rally from the post-March lows, and certainly the August meltup, investors finally flooded into stocks, and especially tech names following the tech selloff at the start of the month. According to EPFR data compiled by Bank of America, the week ended Sept 16 saw $26.3BN of new capital deployed into equities, the largest inflow since March 18… … with another $9.1BN going into bonds, funded by a massive $58.9 billion outflow from cash – the 9th largest outflow ever –  in what BofA’s Michael Hartnett dubbed “massive weekly rotation to stocks from cash.” And he is right: the $184bn in cash outflows from money markets – which now hold $4.4 trillion compared to #3.6 trillion before March… … over the past 6 weeks were the biggest since Apr’10. Other notable flows included an “inflection” from gold & credit with gold funds seeing their first outflow in 4 months, while IG & HY bond saw their smallest inflow in 6 months; But it was the frenzy into US stocks in general, and specifically the 9th largest inflow ever to tech, that stole the show. What is hilarious about this FOMO move is that it comes just as the latest Fund Manager Survey published earlier this week found that Wall Street is “paranoid tech” because when asked what they think is the most “crowded trade”, 80% – an all time high consensus – said “long tech”… … with fund managers declaring that the “tech bubble” is now the second biggest tail risk for the market after a “second wave” of COVID-19. This once again shows just how much credibility these Wall Street “surveys” have, as investors respond as they know they should – after all it not a secret to anyone that tech is now the biggest bubble since the dot com days – even as they rush to put their money into this bubble. Well, maybe it was a secret to at least one person: Willem Sels, chief market strategist at HSBC Private Bank, told Bloomberg that he doesn’t see signs of overexuberance in the market and says client positioning in equities isn’t at risky levels. “We remain invested in U.S. tech stocks because in a low-growth environment, investors are interested in companies that can show growth,” he told Bloomberg. We wonder how many percentage points lower in the QQQs William will change his mind.

  • Dallas high school assignment sparks outrage after gunman Kyle Rittenhouse is listed as a ‘hero’
    on September 18, 2020 at 19:17

    Students at W.T. White High School in Dallas, Texas were tasked with picking one of six men, including Kyle Rittenhouse, and explaining what quality made them a hero.

  • Report: Iran Forms Paramilitary ‘Strike Teams’ to Suppress Protests
    by John Hayward on September 18, 2020 at 19:14

    Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), the designated terrorist force controlled by the theocratic side of the Iranian regime, reportedly announced this week that it has formed paramilitary “strike teams” to suppress protests in the national capital of Tehran and the oil-rich province of Khuzestan.

  • Race row broke out between De Blasio’s senior staff 
    on September 18, 2020 at 19:12

    A race row broke out among mayor Bill de Blasio’s staff ahead of his coronavirus briefing on August 26, during which he was set to pay tribute to the 100th anniversary of 19th amendment.

  • Police: California Man Attacked 84-Year-Old Woman at Pro-Trump Rally
    by Joshua Caplan on September 18, 2020 at 19:11

    A 33-year-old California man is in police custody after allegedly attacking several supporters of President Donald Trump during a Pro-Trump rally in Aliso Viejo. 

  • New York Times 1619 project founder slams Trump’s patriotic education initiative
    on September 18, 2020 at 18:58

    Nikole Hannah-Jones hit back at President Donald Trump after he downplayed the historical legacy of slavery in the U.S. and called for a ‘patriotic curriculum’ to be taught at public schools. 

  • Devastating storm WASHES BEACH AWAY on Greek island of Kefalonia (VIDEOS)
    by RT on September 18, 2020 at 18:58

    Storm Ianos made landfall in Greece on Friday and entirely washed away a beach on the island of Kefalonia. Videos posted by locals on social media showed massive destruction. Read Full Article at RT.com

  • ICE Removes Somali Man Convicted of Aiding Terror Group
    by Ben Warren on September 18, 2020 at 18:57

    Somali citizen served as a member of al-Shabaab from April 2008 to August 2012

  • 2,000 Days Since It Began, the War in Yemen Is Poised To Turn Even More Deadly
    by Ahmed Abdulkareem on September 18, 2020 at 18:54

    For many in Yemen, there is little reason for optimism entering what feels like the third phase of the war against their country as Israel ostensibly enters the fray. The post 2,000 Days Since It Began, the War in Yemen Is Poised To Turn Even More Deadly appeared first on MintPress News.

  • All Of Our Freedoms Are On The Line With The Assange Case!
    by AJ Nelson on September 18, 2020 at 18:50

    The Internet is not what you think it is… The post All Of Our Freedoms Are On The Line With The Assange Case! appeared first on We Are Change.

  • BLM Bail Fund Promoted By Kamala Harris Helped Bail Out Man Accused Of Raping An 8-Yr-Old Girl
    on September 18, 2020 at 18:50

    The “Minnesota Freedom Fund” promoted by Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris is bailing out accused child rapists and murderers. …

  • Facebook Sued In Federal Court For “Spying” On Instagram Users Through Camera 
    by Tyler Durden on September 18, 2020 at 18:50

    Facebook Sued In Federal Court For “Spying” On Instagram Users Through Camera  Tyler Durden Fri, 09/18/2020 – 14:50 In August, Facebook was accused of illegally harvesting the biometric data of users from its photo-sharing app Instagram. Now the social media giant is being sued again, this time for spying on Instagram users through their smartphone cameras, reported Bloomberg. The new lawsuit, filed Thursday (Sept. 17) in federal court in San Francisco by Instagram user Brittany Condi, claims Facebook gained access to Instagram users’ smartphone cameras without their permission. She alleges Facebook spied on users to collect “lucrative and valuable data on its users that it would not otherwise have access to.” By “obtaining extremely private and intimate personal data on their users, including in the privacy of their own homes,” Instagram and Facebook collected “valuable insights and market research,” the complaint said.  The suit follows media reports from July when a “bug” in Instagram’s code led users to believe the app was turning on their cameras without permission.  Some users, according to The Independent’s story in July, said they noticed a green indicator (seen below) at the top of their iPhone’s Control Panel that showed the camera was activated. Users believed Instagram had been spying on them.  Instagram was quick to debunk the spying, indicating it was merely an error:  “We only access your camera when you tell us to — for example, when you swipe from Feed to Camera. We found and are fixing a bug in iOS 14 Beta that mistakenly indicates that some people are using the camera when they aren’t,” a spokesperson told The Verge in mid-July.  “We do not access your camera in those instances, and no content is recorded.” In another suit, in August, Facebook was accused of using facial-recognition technology to collect biometric data of users. Facebook has denied the accusations.  And what is Facebook really up to? Is Facebook really harvesting biometric data and spying on users?  We pointed out as early as December 2017 that Facebook could be using users’ phones and microphones to spy on users. And in 2018, the creep factor with Facebook increased, as they wanted to spy on people by hiding inaudible messages in TV ads. Stay tuned. The pending lawsuits against Facebook could provide valuable insight into what social media companies are really doing with users’ private data… 

  • Four Months Later: Pelosi Condemns Rioting
    by Tyler Durden on September 18, 2020 at 18:50

    Four Months Later: Pelosi Condemns Rioting Tyler Durden Fri, 09/18/2020 – 14:50 Authored by Steve Watson via Summit News, Almost four months after the worst rioting and looting in history took hold in practically every major city in the US, the majority of which are run by Democrats, Nancy Pelosi finally said something about it. “We support peaceful demonstrations. We participate in them. They are part of the essence of our democracy. That does not include looting, starting fires, or rioting,” Pelosi said Thursday, adding “They should be prosecuted. That is lawlessness.” Only took her nearly 4 months to make this statement. https://t.co/rUt9OgKUbm — Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) September 17, 2020 Note, that Pelosi did not mention BLM or Antifa, or name any group responsible for the destruction. Many expressed the same theory about why Pelosi suddenly decided to address the matter: Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) – “Someone’s office got some polling data.” Day late and a dollar short pelosi…polls are bothering you aren’t they… — Mcdellinger (@nanas21grands) September 17, 2020 Figured out it wasn’t polling well. — Ransom (@RansomValley) September 17, 2020 An election is coming, they’ve realised that rioting by their supporters doesn’t look good — Pontus Fractus 🇬🇧🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 (@patchm66) September 17, 2020 This internal polls must of been really bad. — IB Mee (@BigBrotherNut) September 17, 2020 Checked the polls and now in panic mode. — Hwy 16 (@16_hwy) September 17, 2020 It’s what happens when you realise your internal poll numbers are through the floor. — Prin❌e (Latino) (@TaskForceAEGIS) September 17, 2020 Indeed, a series of new polls reveals that the majority of Americans believe there is a war being waged against police officers, and that support for the ‘black lives matter’ movement has dropped even further, with many more now seeing little distinction between the movement’s ‘protests’ and violent riots.

  • VIDEO: Two Suspects Allegedly Beat, Slashed Man in Neck Outside Bronx Deli
    by Amy Furr on September 18, 2020 at 18:49

    A man is in critical condition after two suspects allegedly beat and slashed him outside a deli in the Bronx on Wednesday.

  • Sen. John Thune Delaying Trump FCC Nominee Critical to Tackling Big Tech Bias
    by Allum Bokhari on September 18, 2020 at 18:48

    Sen. John Thune (R-SD), an establishment Republican who once urged Donald Trump to drop out of the 2016 presidential race, is slow-walking a Trump nominee to the FCC whose confirmation is critical to tackling Big Tech censorship.

  • Spacecraft to Fly Past Venus Weeks After Signs of Life Detected in Planet’s Atmosphere
    by Ben Warren on September 18, 2020 at 18:45

    Spacecraft part of a joint project between European Space Agency (ESA) & Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

  • Hillary Clinton email whistleblower tells of his frustration with FBI
    on September 18, 2020 at 18:43

    FBI agent John Robertson found the messages that led to the Hillary Clinton email investigation being reopened days before the 2016 election.

  • Kim Kardashian ‘at the end of her rope’ with husband Kanye West
    on September 18, 2020 at 18:41

    Kim Kardashian is reportedly feeling powerless once again amid husband Kanye West’s continuing erratic behavior.

  • Bill Gates: Trump’s Travel Ban Worsened Coronavirus Pandemic: It ‘Seeded the Disease Here’
    by Pam Key on September 18, 2020 at 18:38

    Microsoft founder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates said President Donald Trump’s coronavirus travel ban “accelerated” the spread of the pandemic.

  • Marshall U. Prof Jennifer Mosher Says She Hopes Trump Supporters ‘Die Before Election’
    by Tom Ciccotta on September 18, 2020 at 18:37

    Marshall University professor Jennifer Mosher was placed on leave this week after she was recorded saying that she hopes that Trump supporters die before the election of coronavirus. The university placed Mosher, a biology professor, on leave shortly after a clip of her comments circulated online.

  • Anthony Hopkins: Aerial photos reveal the actor’s TWO Los Angeles mansions worth $12.6m
    on September 18, 2020 at 18:31

    The British actor, 83, splashed out on the first home in 2018 and added the second, at a price of $6m, to become his own neighbour and create a spacious and private compound in March 2019.

  • Newsmax correspondent reports the White House is ‘preparing a shortlist of candidates to replace’ FBI Director Wray
    on September 18, 2020 at 18:30
  • Goldman Made $100 Million Trading Tesla Options, Converts In Recent Months
    by Tyler Durden on September 18, 2020 at 18:30

    Goldman Made $100 Million Trading Tesla Options, Converts In Recent Months Tyler Durden Fri, 09/18/2020 – 14:30 Over the past 6 months, special attention has been paid to Tesla and – more specifically – euphoric call-buying in the name that undoubtedly helped propel a gamma squeeze that has seen Tesla’s equity scorch higher since the beginning of the year (something we discussed first in May in “Are Mysterious Call Option Purchases Forcing Tesla Stock Higher?”). Weeks ago we learned that Softbank was helping along the broader market rally with a strategy of buying OTM call spreads in a handful of high beta tech stocks – a strategy that netted Softbank upwards of $4 billion. Goldman CEO DJ-Sol Now it appears as though Goldman Sachs may be cashing in on a similar strategy. According to IFR Reuters, the investment bank made about $100 million trading Tesla alone over the last several months. The bank was engaged in trades that included “stock options, providing financing secured against Tesla’s shares, and buying and selling its convertible bonds,” according to Bloomberg. Goldman’s equity trading desk doesn’t deal with retail investors. But the sizeable revenues it raked in show how the investment bank’s traders still managed to profit from these extraordinary market moves, in part through using derivatives to position for an upswing in Tesla shares, sources said. In addition to making buck in Tesla calls, the vampire squid also made it rain buying and selling Tesla converts (which have a face value of over US$4bn), whose prices climbed sharply this summer as the company’s shares rocketed. Goldman bankers also made money providing financing secured against shares in the company, or as it is also known, “corporate equity derivatives deals” involving Tesla. That is an umbrella term for a range of transactions – including margin loans, or lending money against a company’s shares – which usually involve providing financing against large equity stakes, IFR reported. The action from Softbank acted as a “tailwind” for the company – and ultimately for Goldman, as well – as option missiles fired across the tech sector helped the broader market rise before the NASDAQ dropped about 12% from highs earlier this month.  According to the report, in a time when single stock option volumes exploded 3x in the second quarter compared to the same period last year, the surge in Tesla option volumes was even more remarkable – $1.45 trillion in July, up more than 10x from $124 billion in July of last year. Amazon was the “second largest beneficiary” of the options trading, Reuters notes, seeing activity rise from $632 billion to $1.48 trillion over the same period.  These imbalances occurred over the summer, where volume is notoriously low in equity markets. In simple terms, as best as we can understand: major financial institutions seem to be undertaking equity manipulation via the relfexivity of options market (where the tail literally wags the dog) as an actual trading strategy now. Call us old fashioned, but whatever happened to the good old days of banks simply trading on material non-public information?

  • Country star John Rich calls the Nashville mayor ‘the de Blasio of the south’
    on September 18, 2020 at 18:28

    Country music star John Rich blasted Nashville Mayor John Cooper on Thursday night after leaked emails revealed officials chose not to disclose low coronavirus figures in the city.

  • Support For Black Lives Matter Falls Significantly After 3 Months of Rioting, Survey Finds
    on September 18, 2020 at 18:27

    Support for the Black Lives Matter movement has been falling rapidly among Whites and Hispanics over the past three months of riots, murder and mayhem. …

  • Peter Schiff: When Exactly Are They Going To Deal With The Debt?
    by Tyler Durden on September 18, 2020 at 18:18

    Peter Schiff: When Exactly Are They Going To Deal With The Debt? Tyler Durden Fri, 09/18/2020 – 14:18 Via SchiffGold.com, Even as the fiscal 2020 budget deficit surged past $3 trillion, more than double the previous record deficit, US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin called for more federal spending, saying   “now is not the time to worry about shrinking the deficit.” Of course, he wasn’t worried about shrinking the deficit before the pandemic either. Peter Schiff talked about the looming debt crisis during his podcast. Mnuchin isn’t alone in saying the deficit doesn’t matter – at least right now. Former Treasury Secretary Jack Lew appeared on CNBC and also said the federal government needs to spend more stimulus money and we can’t afford to worry about the ballooning deficit. Lew co-wrote an op-ed published by the Washington Post with former Treasury Secretary Robin Rubin. The duo said the stimulus needed to be a large as possible, “preferably more than $2 trillion.” With a pandemic raging amid an ongoing, deep recession, this isn’t the time to let deficits stand in the way of adequately addressing the crisis and the great need it has created.” We have bipartisan agreement here – spend more money! The only disagreements revolve around how much to spend and what precisely to spend it on. Peter said it’s ironic that we even have a secretary of the Treasury. The treasury is empty. It really should be the secretary of the debt because that’s all we have. We have a gigantic pile of debt. And really what the job of the secretary of the debt is is to make the debt bigger and to make sure that the people lending us the money don’t stop. So, it’s really a giant con-job where you have to go out there and enable debt.” In the past, the strategy was to convince the world to buy US debt. Now they’ve even abandoned that and pretty much left it to the Federal Reserve to backstop the borrowing. The Fed works hand-in-glove with the US Treasury to enable borrowing and spending. Mnuchin said in an interview that he’s on the phone with Jerome Powell every day. That raises a question: whatever happened to the “independent” Fed? The whole idea behind an independent Federal Reserve is that the Federal Reserve is not working hand-in-glove with the US Treasury. The idea was they didn’t want the US government to have its hands on the printing presses. … You want to have some kind of buffer between government – Congress – spending the money and the Federal Reserve that’s creating it. But when you have these guys working together; they’re on the phone constantly; they’re like partners in crime now ripping off the American public where the Fed is actually acting as a branch of the Treasury Department. This is what we don’t want.” But this is what we have. And it explains how the US government managed to get more than $26 trillion in debt with a debt-to-GDP ratio of 136.7%. Peter pointed out that while Mnuchin keeps saying we shouldn’t worry about the debt when the economy is bad, he wasn’t worried about the debt when the economy was supposedly good. It wasn’t long ago that Donald Trump was bragging that we had the strongest economy in the history of America – even in the history of the world. Yet, when we had the strongest economy, or they were telling us that we had the strongest economy in the history of the world, were we worried about the debt then? No. Did we do anything about the debt then? No. Well yes, actually we did do something about the debt. We made it bigger.” In fact, the US was already on track for a $1 trillion deficit in FY2020 before the pandemic. The US government had only run deficits over $1 trillion four times before – all during the great recession. In fiscal 2019, the Trump administration ran the fifth-biggest deficit in history. What did Donald Trump do under the guidance of the Secretary of the Debt, Steven Mnuchin? What did he do? He increased government spending and cut taxes. So, in this great economy, in the greatest economy ever, we took the greatest deficits ever and made them even bigger. So clearly, Steven Mnuchin does not think that the time to deal with the debt is when the economy is strong. Now, he also says you don’t want to deal with the debt when the economy is weak. Well, if you’re not going to deal with the debt when the economy is weak, and you’re not going to deal with the debt when the economy is strong, well then when are you going to deal with the debt? Well, the answer is never.” But at some point, the debt will become a crisis and they will be forced to deal with it – or at least respond to it. And at that point, the options become severely limited. When times are bad, everybody wants to fill up the punch bowl or spike it with more alcohol. And when times are great, nobody wants to be the guy to take it away. So, we never get to deal with the deficit. Until, of course, we are forced to because it’s a crisis. And that is where we’re headed.” In this podcast, Peter also broke down some economic numbers and talked about the favorite Democrat policy – soak the rich. Peter said that will drown everybody else.

  • Michigan Judge Rules State Must Accept Ballots That Arrive Within Two Weeks of Election
    by Ben Warren on September 18, 2020 at 18:16

    Battleground state was decided by 10,000 votes in 2016

  • Netflix star and Joe Biden Instagram influencer charged with production of child pornography
    on September 18, 2020 at 18:16
  • Kanye West leaves fans concerned as he tweets about being murdered
    on September 18, 2020 at 18:13

    Kanye West has shared a disturbing tweet that hinted at being murdered and having his eldest daughter taken away from him.

  • Netflix criticized for condemning Jerry Harris’ arrest but defending Cuties
    on September 18, 2020 at 18:12

    Cheer star Jerry Harris was arrested and charged in Chicago on Thursday for child pornography following allegations of inappropriate conduct with a 13-year-old boy when he was 19.

  • Development: Effect of sleep on the human brain ‘suddenly changes’ in childhood, study shows 
    on September 18, 2020 at 18:11

    US experts found that the shift in function occurs at around the age of two-and-a-half – a time when several big brain transformation were previously known to occur.

  • Parents of toddlers who appeared in doctored ‘racist baby’ video sue the president
    on September 18, 2020 at 18:07

    The lawsuit filed Thursday in New York alleges that those behind the video, including pro-Trump meme maker Logan Cook, behaved in a manner that was ‘extreme, shocking and outrageous.’

  • Nolte: Joe Biden Says ‘All the People Would Still Be Alive’ if Trump Handled Pandemic Differently
    by John Nolte on September 18, 2020 at 18:07

    Joe Biden blamed Donald Trump for all the people who died of coronavirus during CNNLOL’s fake town hall Thursday night.

  • Facebook will curb internal debate over politics, racial justice and the coronavirus pandemic
    on September 18, 2020 at 18:07

    Chief executive Mark Zuckerberg discussed the move during a question-and-answer session with employees.

  • Stocks Drop to Session Lows After Pelosi Says She’s Sticking to $2.2 Trillion in Stimulus Bill Demand
    by Ben Warren on September 18, 2020 at 18:05

    Days ago Trump made it clear that the White House is willing to settle at the $1.5 trillion package

  • Man Slaps 84-Year-Old Woman For Supporting Trump, Gets Held At Gunpoint By Retired Cop
    by Kelen McBreen on September 18, 2020 at 18:04

    ‘He broke my earring off and just took up my whole face with his hand.’

  • Massive Sell Program Slams S&P500 Below 3300
    by Tyler Durden on September 18, 2020 at 17:59

    Massive Sell Program Slams S&P500 Below 3300 Tyler Durden Fri, 09/18/2020 – 13:59 Just as were bringing readers a warning from BMO technician Russ Visch that a drop below 3,310 in the S&P would breach the mid-September support and open a door for a retest of 3,233… … a massive selling program hit at exactly 1:30pm, which sent the NYSE TICK index (number of securities trading on an uptick less trading on a downtick) to session lows of -1,713… … which together with yesterday’s morning wholesale dump which saw the TICK open the puke-like -1,897, was the biggest program selling going all the way back to the mid-June dump. Curiously, just moments before the sell program hit, the VIX – which had been trading rangebound all day despite the market weakness in yet another quirk of quad-witching – spiked, potentially triggering the sharp cross-asset selloff and while bonds remain unchanged even the dollar is starting to move (higher). The 1:30pm sell program was notable because coming on the already twitchy quad-witching day, it pushed the S&P below 3,300 – almost as if that was the intention – with the EMini suddenly dumping 20 points in bidless action before the S&P future recovered around 3,280, the lowest level since early August. And so with 3,300 now in the rearview mirror, the onus is now on the Robinhood BTFD crew to show that they can prop up the market in a time when the Fed’s dedication to the bullish cause is suddenly in question.

  • ‘Absurd’: Kremlin Dismisses Evidence Alexey Navalny Was Poisoned
    by Ben Kew on September 18, 2020 at 17:56

    Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov declared on Friday that evidence surrounding the alleged poisoning of dissident Alexey Navalny featured too many “absurd inconsistencies” to be taken at face value.

  • NRA Raised More Money in August 2020 Than in Any Month of 2016
    by AWR Hawkins on September 18, 2020 at 17:56

    The National Rifle Association (NRA) raised more money in August 2020 than during any month of 2016.

  • Khaled El Masri Stands Up To CIA Intimidation, Supports Assange During Extradition Trial
    by Kevin Gosztola on September 18, 2020 at 17:54

    Khaled El Masri, a survivor of CIA torture and detention, indicated support for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange during extradition trial. The post Khaled El Masri Stands Up To CIA Intimidation, Supports Assange During Extradition Trial appeared first on Shadowproof.

  • BLM: Satanic Marxist Turncoats
    by Ben Warren on September 18, 2020 at 17:54

    Newly released audio exposes globalist organization’s dark intentions

  • Watch Live: Trump Briefs Press As TikTok-Oracle Deal Talks Drag On
    by Tyler Durden on September 18, 2020 at 17:50

    Watch Live: Trump Briefs Press As TikTok-Oracle Deal Talks Drag On Tyler Durden Fri, 09/18/2020 – 13:50 Instagram founder Kevin Systrom and others have warned that the White House’s crackdown on TikTok – the Chinese-owned social media platform that has attracted some 100 million American users – is a net negative for the app’s American rivals, even as shares of Facebook and Snap popped as the Trump Administration publicized its plans for barring new downloads of both TikTok and WeChat, two companies that had been targeted in an executive order last month. It’s the first step toward a total ban, if a deal isn’t worked out by Nov. 12 (at least, as far as TikTok is concerned). As a result, TikTok’s American CEO Vanessa Pappas tweeted an invitation for Facebook, which owns Facebook, Whatsapp and Instagram, some of the world’s most popular social media and digital communications platforms, to join TikTok’s lawsuit fighting the Trump Administration’s ban. We agree that this type of ban would be bad for the industry. We invite Facebook and Instagram to publicly join our challenge and support our litigation. This is a moment to put aside our competition and focus on core principles like freedom of expression and due process of law. — Vanessa Pappas (@v_ness) September 18, 2020 And a couple of hours later, with US stocks trading in the red, an anonymous US official reassured CNBC that a deal to save TikTok *STILL A CHANCE FOR TIKTOK DEAL SAYS SENIOR ADMIN. OFFICIAL:CNBC — zerohedge (@zerohedge) September 18, 2020 With the state of the “deal” (which would leave Oracle and Walmart among a group of investors backing a newly independent US-based company housing TikTok’s international business) in constant flux, reports are claiming that AG William Barr is now the lone senior administration official with a say in the CFIUS decision who remains unconvinced. Questions remain about whether ByteDance will retain control of the TikTok content recommendation algorithm. Correction – ALGO not ALOG https://t.co/neueG5MUST — Charles Gasparino (@CGasparino) September 18, 2020 Despite reports that Beijing could give the deal its blessing, US officials are now claiming that China could still sabotage the deal. Just spoke to a senior administration official about the state of play on Oracle/Tik Tok right now. SAO said: No former CFIUS committee meetings yet, but Steven Mnuchin is holed up on the phones trying to work this out with his team. “No final decisions have been made.” — Eamon Javers (@EamonJavers) September 18, 2020 SAO: There is still “a chance” for an Oracle/Tik Tok deal by Monday. — Eamon Javers (@EamonJavers) September 18, 2020 SAO on Tik Tok: “Mnuchin cares about the deal but POTUS could take it or leave it.” — Eamon Javers (@EamonJavers) September 18, 2020 SAO says the Chinese government has not blessed the deal yet: “Chinese government has yet to signal that they would take the deal. That’s an important point here. They will be heard from.” — Eamon Javers (@EamonJavers) September 18, 2020 The official says that there is a scenario in which the parties could agree to a deal and Trump could bless it, and the Chinese will block the sale anyway. — Eamon Javers (@EamonJavers) September 18, 2020 With the administration threatening to ban new downloads of both TikTok and WeChat (a popular chat & payments app developed by China’s Tencent) as soon as Sunday night, President Trump is appearing at a hastily arranged 1400ET press briefing. Speculation among the White House press corp is that the briefing will focus primarily on the deal. We have a sneaking suspicion, however, that the briefing will leave us with more questions than answers.

  • Terrified Amazon driver vaults fence to escape 13-stone dog – only to realize it wants to be friends
    on September 18, 2020 at 17:49

    A terrified Amazon delivery driver ran from a 180lb dog and vaulted a fence to escape it as he took a parcel to its owners’ Californian house. Later he realized it wanted to be friends with him.

  • Police: Minneapolis ‘Autonomous Zone’ Delayed Emergency Response to Brutal Beating
    by Joshua Caplan on September 18, 2020 at 17:47

    An “autonomous zone” erected near George Floyd Square in south Minneapolis delayed an emergency response to a beating of a small business owner, according to a report. KSTP reports: The barricaded zone is a one-block radius from the intersection of Chicago Avenue

  • New Jersey Police Chief: Two Officers Targeted by Suspect Who Shot into Their Home, Infant Inside
    by Hannah Bleau on September 18, 2020 at 17:45

    A suspect targeted two New Jersey police officers by shooting into their home, Camden County Police Chief Joseph Wysocki said on Thursday.

  • Woman leaps onto a KFC counter and threatens to stab staff after being asked to wear a mask
    on September 18, 2020 at 17:41

    A maskless woman jumped on a counter in KFC and abused staff before threatening to stab a worker in the footage, thought to have been captured in Fresno, California.

  • California man, 33, punches elderly Trump supporter and two others at MAGA rally
    on September 18, 2020 at 17:40

    Alvin Gary Shaw, 33, confronted a group of Trump supporters during a rally in Aliso Viejo, California, on Wednesday night and attacked at least three of them, including 84-year-old Donna Snow.

  • A cop watcher gave an interview to a Fox reporter, then it became evidence against him
    by Automation User on September 18, 2020 at 17:36

    The limits of the First Amendment are put to the test by veteran Eric Brandt, a cop watcher and member of the Occupy Denver Movement. PAR investigates how a FOX News affiliate may have worked on behalf of prosecutors charging Brandt. The post A cop watcher gave an interview to a Fox reporter, then it became evidence against him appeared first on The Real News Network.

  • Princeton President’s Claim that School Is Racist Prompts Federal Probe
    by Tom Ciccotta on September 18, 2020 at 17:35

    The Department of Education announced this week that it is investigating Princeton University in response to a claim by Princeton President Christopher Eisgruber that “racism” is “embedded in the structures” of the university.

  • “We Are Headed For The Worst Of The Worst” Week For Markets
    by Tyler Durden on September 18, 2020 at 17:35

    “We Are Headed For The Worst Of The Worst” Week For Markets Tyler Durden Fri, 09/18/2020 – 13:35 Earlier today we laid out the views of Nomura’s Charlie McElligott who discussed why 270 in the QQQs is the “line in the sand” for dealers, as a drop below this “trigger” level could open a trapdoor for markets leading to “things getting sloppy to the downside into next week.” BMO’s Russ Visch picks up on the theme of imminent market weakness, and on Friday morning writes that “we are in the worst calendar month of the year for equities both here and in the U.S. and it’s not even close. In addition, the week following the September quadruple witching has also been one of the most consistently negative weeks of the year with the S&P 500 closing lower nearly 80% of the time over the past 30 years.” So, as he puts it, “we’re headed right into the worst of the worst, so to speak.” Looking at a chart, this means that to expect more downside “since momentum gauges remain mostly negative” and should the S&P close below the mid-September low at 3310, that would open the door for a test of next support at 3233: Similarly for the Nasdaq, should support at 10,850 fail (as it has already done today), a drop to 9,838 is possible: But before BMO’s clients freak out and dump everything, Visch has some soothing words: the pain won’t last, and the market’s trend in the medium-term remains up:  The reality is that so far, the correction that’s been underway since the beginning of September has played in the manner we’ve expected. It’s driven largely by the wildly overextended mega-cap growth names which are having an outsized impact on the major averages (SPX: – 6.43%, Nasdaq -9.64%) while the vast majority of stocks are holding up just fine. (Russell 2000 -3.32%, NYSE Composite -2.64%.) In essence, Visch concludes, “the market is letting some “steam” out of the areas that need it the most.” And while he would still allow for more weakness in line with seasonal headwinds that stretch out into October, “so far nothing about this pullback has us concerned about the broader, bullish backdrop.”  

  • Facebook accused of watching Instagram users through mobile cameras
    on September 18, 2020 at 17:33

    A complaint filed in a federal court in San Francisco on Thursday, claims Instagram intentionally activated smartphone cameras to collect ‘lucrative and valuable data’ from users.

  • Amal Clooney QUITS as UK envoy over Boris Johnson’s Brexit plan to break international law
    on September 18, 2020 at 17:32

    The top human rights expert announced she was quitting the high profile post over Mr Johnson’s intention to bring in new legislation  that would over-ride part of the Withdrawal Agreement.

  • Poll: Republican Sean Parnell and Democrat Conor Lamb Deadlocked in PA
    by Sean Moran on September 18, 2020 at 17:29

    Rep. Conor Lamb (D-PA) and Republican candidate Sean Parnell have struck a deadlock in Pennsylvania’s 17th Congressional District, according to a poll released Friday.

  • Donald Trump offered Julian Assange a ‘win-win’ deal to avoid extradition, court hears
    on September 18, 2020 at 17:26

    Jennifer Robinson, one the lawyer’s representing the WikiLeaks founder, recalled a meeting with two Trump conduits during today’s hearing at the Old Bailey in London.

  • Three-month-old puppy blinded and covered in glue is abandoned by ‘abusive’ Chinese owner
    on September 18, 2020 at 17:24

    Heart-breaking pictures show the poor animal’s entire body layered with a white mixture of glue when it was rescued on Tuesday. It also suffered multiple bone fractures. The puppy is in stable condition.

  • Populist Joe Biden: 2020 is ‘Between Scranton and Park Avenue’
    by Neil Munro on September 18, 2020 at 17:20

    Joe Biden is portraying his 2020 campaign as a populist movement, even though his campaign is strongly backed by elites and pro-migration Wall Street donors.  

  • Anthony Fauci Praises Ex-Pence Aide Who Endorsed Biden: ‘Good Person,’ Was ‘Important’ to Task Force
    by Joshua Caplan on September 18, 2020 at 17:16

    Appearing Thursday on MSNBC’s All In with Chris Hayes, Dr. Anthony Fauci praised former Pence aide Olivia Troye, who endorsed Democrat nominee Joe Biden, calling her a “good person” who was “important part” of the White House Coronavirus Task Force. 

  • Support For BLM Falls Further; Americans See “Protests” As Riots, Believe There Is A War On Police
    by Tyler Durden on September 18, 2020 at 17:15

    Support For BLM Falls Further; Americans See “Protests” As Riots, Believe There Is A War On Police Tyler Durden Fri, 09/18/2020 – 13:15 Authored by Steve Watson via Summit News, A series of new polls reveals that the majority of Americans believe there is a war being waged against police officers, and that support for the ‘black lives matter’ movement has dropped even further, with many more now seeing little distinction between the movement’s ‘protests’ and violent riots. Polls from Pew Research and Fox News reveal that support for BLM has dropped more than ten percentage points in just a few months. “As racial justice protests have intensified following the shooting of Jacob Blake, public support for the Black Lives Matter movement has declined,” Pew notes. “A majority of U.S. adults (55%) now express at least some support for the movement, down from 67% in June amid nationwide demonstrations sparked by the death of George Floyd. The share who say they strongly support the movement stands at 29%, down from 38% three months ago.” The findings also show that “The recent decline in support for the Black Lives Matter movement is particularly notable among White and Hispanic adults.” “In June, a majority of White adults (60%) said they supported the movement at least somewhat; now, fewer than half (45%) express at least some support,” Pew notes, adding that “The share of Hispanic adults who support the movement has decreased 11 percentage points, from 77% in June to 66% today.” A corresponding Fox News poll shows that “More voters consider the unrest in three US cities stemming from Black Lives Matter demonstrations to be riots rather than protests.” “The poll, published Sunday, found that 48 percent of likely voters surveyed described violence in New York, Portland, and Kenosha, Wisconsin to be riots, compared to 40 percent who saw them as protests,” The new York Post noted. Meanwhile, a third poll, from Rasmussen, reveals that 59% of voters believe there is a war being waged on police officers. A whopping 80% of Republicans said it is obvious to them that there is a war on police, compared to 39% of Democrats. In addition, a majority of independents (60%) agreed with the statement. Previously, in 2018, 43% of respondents believed there is an ongoing war against police, with another previous high of 58% in 2015 also now being eclipsed. The new poll found that 59% of respondents say they support the institution of ‘Blue Lives Matter’ laws in their state to classify attacks on police and first respondents as hate crimes with harsher punishments. Several states have already implemented such laws since 2016. The Rasmussen poll reveals that while white voters are most likely to support ‘Blue Lives Matter’ laws (63%), a majority of 52% of black voters also support the idea, in addition to 49% of other minority voters also expressing support. The poll also found that a huge majority of 84% of black voters expressed concern that attacks on police would lead to a shortage of police officers and a decline in public safety.

  • Dear journos: Wake the f*** up on the issues with mail-in voting
    on September 18, 2020 at 17:14
  • Court Docs: Trump Offered Assange Deal If He Revealed Source of DNC Hack
    by Kelen McBreen on September 18, 2020 at 17:13

    POTUS presented the Wikileaks founder with a ‘win-win situation.’

  • California man sprays WD-40 on tea shop customers and sets them alight with blowtorch
    on September 18, 2020 at 17:13

    Brandon McGlone, 46, of Berkeley, allegedly walked into the Feng Cha Teahouse in Berkeley, California, Monday night and tried to set several people on fire.

  • FNC’s Carlson: We’ll Look Back on Incorporating BLM, 1619 Project, Critical Race Theory in Schools in ‘Shame and Horror’
    by Jeff Poor on September 18, 2020 at 17:07

    Thursday on Fox News Channel’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” host Tucker Carlson rejected efforts by American educators to include elements of Black Lives Matter, Critical Race Theory and the 1619 Project into curriculums. 

  • Tesla Wins Lawsuit Against Former Employee And Whistleblower Martin Tripp
    by Tyler Durden on September 18, 2020 at 17:00

    Tesla Wins Lawsuit Against Former Employee And Whistleblower Martin Tripp Tyler Durden Fri, 09/18/2020 – 13:00 Update: Marty Tripp writes with the following note: “Tesla did not WIN their case, they were granted summary judgment on my counter-claims, and I was granted summary judgment on their 167 million dollar scam.” * * * Tesla has won a court case against whistleblower Martin Tripp, who was fired from the company for hacking company data and transferring it to third parties.  Tripp was a former Tesla process engineering technician who claimed that Musk had defamed him after he revealed problems at the company’s Gigafactory and filed a whistleblower complaint with the SEC. Tesla filed suit against former employee Tripp in 2018, alleging that he had admitted to writing software that hacked Tesla’s vehicle operating system, according to Reuters. Tripp then transferred several gigabytes of data to third parties and made false claims to the media, Tesla alleged.  Tripp had also sued Musk for defamation – but U.S. District Judge Miranda Du rejected Tripp’s arguments and granted Tesla’s motion to dismiss, according to Bloomberg. Tripp had failed to establish actual malice on the part of Elon Musk, the court said. The court also said that Tesla could not hold Tripp responsible for drops in the company’s stock price.  The U.S. district court of Nevada also said it will grant Tesla’s motions to seal the case “because compelling reasons support them, and they are unopposed.” The court denied Tripp’s motion for leave to file an additional reply.  On the defamation claims, Musk skated by on hyperbolic speech and making false statements even where the judge found the substance to be more or less true. This includes the statements about supposed hacking, which the judge saw as muddy but not enough to be clearly false. — PlainSite (@PlainSite) September 18, 2020

  • Democrats Pass Resolution Condemning Terms Such As ‘Chinese Virus’ and ‘Kung-Flu’
    by Amy Furr on September 18, 2020 at 16:55

    Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution Thursday condemning terms such as “Chinese virus” used to describe the coronavirus as a form of “anti-Asian sentiment,” the Blaze reported.

  • Swedish Women’s Soccer Team Kneels for Black Lives Matter
    by Chris Tomlinson on September 18, 2020 at 16:51

    The Swedish women’s national soccer team took a knee in support of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement during a European cup qualifier match with Hungary this week.

  • Winner of reality TV competition show ‘Space Hero’ will launch to the International Space Station
    on September 18, 2020 at 16:51

    Contestants of a new reality TV competition show, called Space Hero, will undergo training and challenges for a chance to launch to space where they will spend 10 days on the ISS.

  • Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston reunite onscreen for first time in decades with live table read
    on September 18, 2020 at 16:49

    The 56-year-old actor and Jennifer Aniston, 51, reunited onscreen for the first time in decades Thursday with a risqué scene during a table read of Fast Times At Ridgemont High.

  • Michael Moore: Biden Michigan Strategy ‘Actually Worse Than Hillary’
    by Trent Baker on September 18, 2020 at 16:45

    Filmmaker Michael Moore on Friday warned that 2020 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is running a worse campaign in Michigan than 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, who lost to then-candidate Donald Trump by a tight margin.

  • Cowboys Legend Emmitt Smith Says He Would Kneel for the Anthem
    by Dylan Gwinn on September 18, 2020 at 16:36

    Only one Cowboy has knelt for the national anthem. However, Cowboys legend Emmitt Smith says that if he were still playing, there would be one more.

  • Kim Klacik Battles Joy Behar over Parading ‘Around in Blackface’
    by Pam Key on September 18, 2020 at 16:33

    Maryland GOP congressional candidate Kimberly Klacik’s appearance on Friday’s broadcast of ABC’s “The View” was abruptly cut off after Klacik accused co-host Joy Behar of parading “around in blackface not too long ago.”

  • Democrat Ammar Campa-Najjar: Nancy Pelosi’s Time ‘Has Come and Gone’
    by Robert Kraychik on September 18, 2020 at 16:30

    Ammar Campa-Najjar, the Democrat nominee to represent California’s 50th District, said he would not vote for Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to be House speaker if elected, offering his remarks on Thursday’s edition of SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Tonight with host Joel Pollak.

  • 911 call from intoxicated Jerry Falwell Jr.’s house describes ‘a lot of blood’ 
    on September 18, 2020 at 16:29

    Becki Falwell made a 911 call after returning home on August 31 to find her husband Jerry Falwell Jr. with lacerations to his face after hitting a trash can following a drunken fall down the stairs.

  • Michigan Judge Extends Deadline 2 Weeks for Mail-In Ballots Postmarked by November 2
    by Hannah Bleau on September 18, 2020 at 16:28

    Mail-in ballots postmarked by November 2 must be counted up to two weeks after the presidential election, a Michigan judge ruled this week. The ruling also authorizes the temporary use of ballot harvesting.

  • Victoria police could arrest people who ‘MIGHT’ breach Covid lockdown under proposed bill
    by RT on September 18, 2020 at 16:15

    A proposal allowing police to preemptively lock up those they believe “might” violate coronavirus lockdown measures has gone before the Victoria state parliament, with many fearing it opens the door to unprecedented abuses. Read Full Article at RT.com

  • US billionaires gained $845 BILLION during the first six months of the pandemic
    on September 18, 2020 at 16:15

    The gains represent a 29 percent jump in net worth for America’s billionaires, according to a join report on Thursday from Americans for Tax Fairness and the Institute for Policy Studies.

  • According to Oxfam, Rich Countries Have Already Hoarded Most Future COVID Vaccines
    by Alan Macleod on September 18, 2020 at 16:13

    Oxfam studied five leading COVID-19 vaccine candidates currently under clinical trial and found that rich countries had pumped billions of dollars into securing 51 percent of the promised doses. The post According to Oxfam, Rich Countries Have Already Hoarded Most Future COVID Vaccines appeared first on MintPress News.

  • Twitter Public Policy Director Carlos Monje Joins Joe Biden’s Team
    by Lucas Nolan on September 18, 2020 at 16:06

    Twitter’s public policy director, Carlos Monje, has reportedly left the social media firm to join the transition team for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.

  • WaPo op-ed lets Joe Biden know who to blame for his ‘weakness among Hispanics’ (just guess)
    on September 18, 2020 at 16:06
  • ‘O.C.’ Star Samaire Armstrong: Black Lives Matter Movement a ‘1 Billion-Dollar Domestic Terrorist Organization’ Run by ‘Marxist Criminals’
    by Warner Todd Huston on September 18, 2020 at 16:01

    Actress Samaire Armstrong launched into an impassioned speech in a 7-minute video that saw the “O.C.” star hammer the “far-left mob,” call out the “uneducated woke white” people pushing the Black Lives Matter movement, and declare Joe Biden and Kamala Harris “out of their minds.” Armstrong also praised police, who she said “have been thrown under the bus by spineless politicians.”

  • Kobach: Biden Would Have No Authority to Impose a National Mask Mandate
    by Kris W. Kobach on September 18, 2020 at 16:00

    On Wednesday in Delaware, Joe Biden declared that he would impose a national mask mandate by executive order, enforce “uniform national guidelines” for dealing with the pandemic, establish “national criteria for opening schools,” and by implication take authority from the states in to address the pandemic.

  • Citigroup worker placed on paid leave after being revealed as operator behind a QAnon website
    on September 18, 2020 at 15:58

    Jason Gelinas – a 48-year-old resident of Berkeley Heights, New Jersey – was revealed last week to be the person operating the website QMap, which collected posts made by QAnon’s leader.

  • Report: Spotify Faces Internal Uproar over ‘Transphobic’ Joe Rogan Podcasts
    by Lucas Nolan on September 18, 2020 at 15:55

    According to a recent report, employees at the music streaming service Spotify have been fighting over the inclusion of certain episodes of the Joe Rogan Experience podcast on the platform over claims that they are “transphobic.”

  • Princeton Study: Black Lives Matter Responsible For 91% of Riots Over Last 3 Months
    by Paul Joseph Watson on September 18, 2020 at 15:55

    America experienced 637 riots between May 26 and September 12.

  • Irish deputy PM ATTACKED with beverage in park (VIDEOS)
    by RT on September 18, 2020 at 15:54

    Irish Tanaiste (Deputy Prime Minister) Leo Varadkar had a TV spot ruined when a skateboard-toting woman approached and chucked what looked like a cup of coffee in his face, before fleeing the scene. Read Full Article at RT.com

  • Rasmussen: Donald Trump Reaches Highest Job Approval Since Pelosi Announced Impeachment Inquiry
    by Hannah Bleau on September 18, 2020 at 15:53

    President Donald Trump reached a 53 percent job approval rating on Friday — a figure not seen since House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announced the impeachment inquiry last September, Rasmussen Reports revealed.

  • Eccentric Dennis Rodman is spotted flouting social distancing protocols in grocery store
    on September 18, 2020 at 15:52

    Dennis Rodman was spotted wearing his mask under his chin as he went grocery shopping at Whole Foods Market on Monday in Tustin, California.

  • Fact Check: Joe Biden Claims Donald Trump Held Bible Upside Down and Retreated to Bunker
    by Hannah Bleau on September 18, 2020 at 15:48

    CLAIM: Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden (D) claimed during Thursday’s CNN town hall that President Trump held a Bible upside down outside of St. John’s Episcopal Church and retreated to his bunker. He also claimed that there was “no violence whatsoever” outside of the White House.

  • Man sues Starbucks after hot tea spilled on his body and caused the ‘disfigurement’ of his genitals
    on September 18, 2020 at 15:45

    Tommy Piluyev of Roseville, California, has filed a lawsuit against Starbucks Corporation after scalding tea spilled on him in October 2018 and left second-degree burns on his body

  • Report: Steelers Organization Chose to Put the Name of an Alleged Drive-By Shooter on Players Helmets
    by Dylan Gwinn on September 18, 2020 at 15:43

    The Pittsburgh Steelers organization made the decision to put the name of Antwon Rose, an accused drive-by shooter, on their players helmets. That, according to Steelers safety Minkah Fitzpatrick who says putting Rose’s name on the helmets was not the players call.

  • Conor McGregor and his fiancee look relaxed in doctor’s office in Italy
    on September 18, 2020 at 15:38

    The Irish UFC fighter took a series of playful pictures as the couple waited in a doctor’s office in Italy on Friday, under a sign advertising the services of an ear specialist.

  • Dwight D. Eisenhower memorial is opened in Washington 
    on September 18, 2020 at 15:37

    The ceremony was held virtually after being delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

  • LEAVE me alone! Adorable moment playful panda cubs try to stop zookeeper from raking leaves
    on September 18, 2020 at 15:34

    In a viral video, Mei, the keeper at the Chinese panda breeding centre, was trying to sweep up leaves inside a panda enclosure when the cubs rolled and tumbled around, getting in her way

  • Israel becomes 1st country to start a 2nd NATIONWIDE lockdown over coronavirus
    by RT on September 18, 2020 at 15:26

    A second lockdown came into force in Israel on Friday amid a resurgence in new coronavirus cases. The new restrictions will last three weeks, according to the government. Read Full Article at RT.com

  • Video: Couple Filmed Wearing Dog Cone-Style Corona Visors
    by Paul Joseph Watson on September 18, 2020 at 15:22

    The new normal.

  • Donald Trump and Joe Biden head to Minnesota Friday as early voting begins
    on September 18, 2020 at 15:22

    Both President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden will be in Minnesota on Friday as the state begins its early voting in the presidential election.

  • Jo Malone feels ‘humiliated’ as she slams perfume brand for cutting John Boyega from China advert
    on September 18, 2020 at 15:16

    Jo Malone says she feels ‘humiliated,’ after the brand she sold over 20 years ago cut John Boyega from the Chinese version of an advert he starred and directed in.

  • Grandfather receives racist letter from a neighbor calling his law decorations ‘low class’
    on September 18, 2020 at 15:13

    Twitter user @goIdenstef shared a photo of the vitriolic letter that was sent to her grandfather and signed ‘the decent, middle-class people with Class.’

  • UH OH! Joe Biden’s ‘Scranton vs. Park Avenue’ line of attack is NOT going over well with MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle
    on September 18, 2020 at 15:13
  • Twitter’s Public Policy Director Quits to Join Biden Team
    by Dan Lyman on September 18, 2020 at 15:12

    Big Tech desperate to topple Trump

  • US Ambassador Accuses China of Trying to ‘Cover Up’ Wuhan Virus Outbreak
    by Dan Lyman on September 18, 2020 at 15:09

    “They could have contained it,” outgoing diplomat says

  • Trump Admin to Ban Downloads of TikTok, WeChat
    by Dan Lyman on September 18, 2020 at 15:04

    US claims social media companies share user data with Chinese intelligence services

  • Mourning woman TWERKS ON COFFIN in bizarre Ecuadorian funeral (VIDEO)
    by RT on September 18, 2020 at 14:57

    Funerals are usually a somber affair, but for one woman, the death of a loved one was a chance to hop on top of the coffin and twerk to say goodbye. A video of the bizarre funeral dance has gone viral. Read Full Article at RT.com

  • Trump Skipping United Nations Assembly
    by Dan Lyman on September 18, 2020 at 14:56

    President snubs globalist confab

  • FN 509 Midsize: Accurate, Flawlessly Reliable, and Made in U.S.A.
    by AWR Hawkins on September 18, 2020 at 14:56

    The FN 509 Midsize is an accurate, flawlessly reliable 9mm pistol which is made in Columbia, South Carolina, by FN America.

  • Trump and Biden Virtually Tied in University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Survey
    by John Carney on September 18, 2020 at 14:51

    Trump has the lead on the economy and household finances

  • Pope sets out to protect the Virgin Mary from the Mafia
    on September 18, 2020 at 14:47

    Mobsters in Italy are known for ‘hijacking’ Catholic tradition, for example by taking part in religious processions, to win support by ‘presenting themselves as having God on their side’.

  • BLM Activist Accuses CVS Employee Who Reported Shoplifters to Police of Trying to Get Black People Killed
    by Paul Joseph Watson on September 18, 2020 at 14:47

    Black Lives Matter only caring about black criminals once again.

  • Missile launch or storm repairs? Flurry of activity fuels speculation of North Korea test
    by mayor on September 18, 2020 at 14:45

    By Josh Smith SEOUL (Reuters) – Analysts and security officials say they are watching for signs that North Korea may use an upcoming holiday to unveil new weapons or test fire a submarine-launched

  • A DARPA-Funded Implantable Biochip to Detect COVID-19 Could Hit Markets by 2021
    by AJ Nelson on September 18, 2020 at 14:43

    An experimental new vaccine developed jointly with the US government claims to be able to change human DNA. The post A DARPA-Funded Implantable Biochip to Detect COVID-19 Could Hit Markets by 2021 appeared first on We Are Change.

  • Austerity at Home and Imperialism Abroad: What a Joe Biden Win Would Mean for America
    by Roger D. Harris on September 18, 2020 at 14:41

    If past performance is any indicator of future outcomes, a brief look at past Democratic presidencies offers insights into what a Biden win could mean for America and the world. The post Austerity at Home and Imperialism Abroad: What a Joe Biden Win Would Mean for America appeared first on MintPress News.

  • ‘Watch it QUICK!’ James Woods shares DAMNING video he says Twitter will definitely delete called ‘The Democrat Zone’ (watch)
    on September 18, 2020 at 14:38
  • Brian Stelter promotes Dem talking point about Trump even though his own network (and others) ruled the claim to be misleading
    on September 18, 2020 at 14:26
  • Video: Police Drag Man Out of School Board Meeting For Not Wearing a Mask
    by Paul Joseph Watson on September 18, 2020 at 14:20

    “You will have to tase me.”

  • Erdogan says withdrawal of Turkish exploration vessel shows goodwill toward Greece amid territorial dispute in Mediterranean
    by RT on September 18, 2020 at 14:16

    The decision to return a Turkish oil and gas exploration ship to port illustrates Ankara’s willingness to negotiate with Athens to resolve mutual claims over the Eastern Mediterranean, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has claimed. Read Full Article at RT.com

  • Eastern Libyan forces will resume oil production, commander Haftar says
    by RT on September 18, 2020 at 14:08

    Khalifa Haftar said on Friday his forces would lift an eight-month blockade in Libya and let oil production resume as their rivals in Tripoli want a committee to be formed to ensure fair distribution of revenues. Read Full Article at RT.com

  • ISIS leader ratted out 88 fellow jihadists when captured
    on September 18, 2020 at 13:56

    Amir Muhammad Sa’id Abdal-Rahman al-Mawla provided the names of dozens of terrorist figures involved in kidnappings and assassinations in Iraq, according to interrogation reports.

  • Former security advisor H.R. McMaster turns on Donald Trump accusing him of making U.S. ‘less safe’
    on September 18, 2020 at 13:49

    Former National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster writes that U.S. Afghanistan policy ‘cheapened’ the sacrifices of U.S. forces in the country, and criticized Trump policy in the region.

  • Oh honey, NO! AOC snarking at the GOP, calling them lazy and telling them to ‘work harder’ BACKFIRES spectacularly
    on September 18, 2020 at 13:32
  • 45,000-year-old milk tooth from Neanderthal child found in Italy
    on September 18, 2020 at 13:30

    The tooth was discovered in a rock shelter at an archaeological site called ‘Riparo del Broion’ on the Berici Hills in the Veneto region, near Venice.

  • Delingpole: Socially-Distanced German Soccer Team Gets Thrashed 37-0
    by James Delingpole on September 18, 2020 at 13:28

    A German soccer team has been thrashed 37-0 because its players insisted on observing rules about ‘social distancing.’

  • Facebook: Tech firm to launch first set of Ray-Ban ‘smart glasses’ next year
    on September 18, 2020 at 13:26

    The announcement of the launch window for the smart glasses was made by Mr Zuckerberg during the keynote of the virtual Facebook Connect conference.

  • Swedish Journalist Charged With Hate Crime For Publishing Article About Muslim-Owned Pharmacies
    by Paul Joseph Watson on September 18, 2020 at 13:25

    Faces two years in jail for attacking a ‘protected class’.

  • Kim Jong-un could be set to unveil new North Korea weapons
    on September 18, 2020 at 13:22

    Formations of troops have been practising in Pyongyang for what is expected to be a major military parade in on October 10, the 75th anniversary of the ruling Workers’ Party.

  • ‘WTF’? Why hasn’t Twitter flagged viral — and ‘wildly out of context’ — video painting Tucker Carlson as a fan of democratic socialism?
    on September 18, 2020 at 13:22
  • MSNBC’s Katy Tur blames ‘the Trump/Fox News echo chamber’ for Trump voters thinking that Joe Biden is ‘a puppet’
    on September 18, 2020 at 13:07
  • Moment Illionis triplets are pinned under a bedroom cabinet after climbing on top of it
    on September 18, 2020 at 13:05

    Toddlers Riley, Spencer and Haven White, from Illinois, climbed on top of the heavy wooden cabinet, which had a changing table on top, after getting out of bed during nap time last Sunday.

  • Joe Biden slams AG Bill Barr as ‘sick’ for comparing lockdowns to slavery
    on September 18, 2020 at 12:53

    Democratic nominee Joe Biden went after Attorney General Bill Barr for saying that coronavirus lockdown orders were the ‘greatest intrusion on civil liberties in American history’ since slavery.

  • ‘He’s like a freakin’ wizard’: The Lincoln Project claims that COVID will end when Joe Biden defeats Donald Trump
    on September 18, 2020 at 12:48
  • Report: President Trump to Block U.S. Downloads of TikTok by Sunday
    by Lucas Nolan on September 18, 2020 at 12:47

    A recent report by Reuters claims that the U.S. Commerce Department plans to block downloads of the Chinese-owned apps TikTok and WeChat in the United States by Sunday, September 20. This claim, made by three sources, could indicate the Trump White House is not satisfied by the Oracle deal to be a “trusted” partner for TikTok’s Chinese owner, ByteDance.

  • Hezbollah ‘has European weapons stores including explosives’
    on September 18, 2020 at 12:43

    Hezbollah operatives have moved ammonium nitrate – which caused the Beirut disaster (pictured) – through Belgium, France, Greece, Italy, Spain and Switzerland since 2012, the US claimed last night.

  • ‘This is what ‘pwnage’ looks like’: Richard Grenell diagnoses Gen. Michael Hayden with TDS of the highest degree
    on September 18, 2020 at 12:41
  • White privilege! Harpies on #TheView (especially Joy Behar) couldn’t deal with Kimberly Klacik so they cut her OFF (watch)
    on September 18, 2020 at 12:38
  • Joe Biden campaign’s ‘senior cyber incident responder and threat analyst’ apparently has some pretty problematic baggage
    on September 18, 2020 at 12:33
  • Trump offered Julian Assange a PARDON deal in return for 2016 DNC emails source disclosure, lawyer says
    by RT on September 18, 2020 at 12:26

    President Donald Trump attempted to cut a deal with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, offering the wanted journalist a pardon in exchange for the source of the 2016 DNC emails. Assange refused to betray the source. Read Full Article at RT.com

  • Trump will ban US downloads of Chinese apps TikTok & WeChat starting September 20
    by RT on September 18, 2020 at 12:23

    People in the United States will be barred from downloading TikTok, a video sharing app, and WeChat, a popular messenger, starting on September 20, the commerce department said in a press release. Read Full Article at RT.com

  • South Korean capital seeks $4 million in damages from church for causing new Covid-19 outbreak
    by RT on September 18, 2020 at 12:18

    Seoul city will seek $4 million in damages against the Sarang Jeil Church, after accusing it of disrupting the country’s tracing and testing efforts. Read Full Article at RT.com

  • Princeton University is under investigation by the Department of Education
    on September 18, 2020 at 12:17

    The US Department of Education has opened an investigation into Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey, after the president acknowledged that racism was ’embedded’ at the school

  • iOS 14 update displays an orange dot to warn if someone is listening in 
    on September 18, 2020 at 12:06

    The new version of Apple’s operating system, released this week, acts as a prompt for users that at least one of their apps is currently listening or watching in.

  • Such BRAVERY! Pretty sure Taylor Swift won’t be able to ‘shake it off’ after reading this savage zinger from Ricky Gervais
    on September 18, 2020 at 12:03
  • Hey look, a late-night comedy host actually made a joke at Joe Biden’s expense!
    on September 18, 2020 at 11:46
  • NYT shines a flattering spotlight on sophisticated Denmark for ‘award-winning’ show exposing kids to naked adults
    on September 18, 2020 at 11:35
  • People are happier with their FRIENDS than they are with family
    on September 18, 2020 at 11:33

    Study author Professor Nathan Hudson from Southern Methodist University (SMU) found people tend to do more fun activities with friends than with family.

  • Gonna leave a mark! Mollie Hemingway WALLOPS WaPo’s James Hohmann for his desperate dunk on Trump over a teleprompter
    on September 18, 2020 at 11:14
  • ‘Thanks for giving the game away’! CNN fact-checker Daniel Dale says Biden’s ‘false and misleading claims’ are more equal than Trump’s
    on September 18, 2020 at 11:01
  • Moroccan town demolishes ‘pornographic’ fish statues after a social media outcry from locals
    on September 18, 2020 at 10:51

    Local authorities in the coastal town of Mehdia began demolishing a statue of two fish on Thursday. Photos of the statue went viral recently, drawing mockery and outrage from residents.

  • Pre-Crime: New Law Would Give Australian Authorities Power to Arrest COVID “Conspiracy Theorists”
    by Paul Joseph Watson on September 18, 2020 at 10:48

    Who police think might commit a crime.

  • Cure worse than the disease? 30 MILLION face starvation as Covid-19 economic shutdown hurts most vulnerable, UN food chief warns
    by RT on September 18, 2020 at 10:45

    The social and economic consequences of policies purportedly adopted to stop the spread of coronavirus could actually be far more deadly than the actual disease, the head of the UN’s hunger-fighting body has cautioned. Read Full Article at RT.com

  • Tesla driver, 20, is found ASLEEP at the wheel of his self-driving car speeding at 93mph
    on September 18, 2020 at 10:39

    The driver’s Model S Tesla was pictured with its seats fully reclined while roaring along near the town of Ponoka, about 60 miles south of Edmonton in Alberta, Canada.

  • Self-unaware Joe Biden tries out bold new campaign strategy of demonizing the people he really needs to get him elected
    on September 18, 2020 at 10:34
  • Animal rights bill banning fur farming plus export of kosher & halal meat could collapse Polish govt coalition, ruling party warns
    by RT on September 18, 2020 at 10:20

    Poland’s ruling PiS party says the coalition may split, triggering an election, after its allies refused to support an animal rights bill. The legislation would ban fur farming and production of kosher and halal meat for export. Read Full Article at RT.com

  • Stunning photo reveals a new ‘Great Red Spot’ is forming on Jupiter
    on September 18, 2020 at 10:17

    NASA says the storm is a ‘bright, white, stretched-out storm moving at 560 kilometres per hour’ at mid-northern latitudes.

  • Canadian rights groups press Trudeau to halt record-breaking arms sales to Saudi Arabia over Yemen war
    by RT on September 18, 2020 at 10:13

    Canadian NGOs demand the cabinet stop the thriving weapon exports to Riyadh, Ottawa’s second-largest non-US arms buyer and a major actor in the Yemen war. The UN has already taken Canada to task for the shipments. Read Full Article at RT.com

  • Four Months Later: Pelosi Condemns Rioting
    by Steve Watson on September 18, 2020 at 09:38

    “It’s what happens when you realise your internal poll numbers are through the floor”

  • Patient DIES as ransomware attack paralyzes German hospital
    by RT on September 18, 2020 at 09:23

    A woman in need of urgent care died after a Dusseldorf hospital’s computer systems were hacked, preventing the patient from receiving the treatment she needed, and marking a rare case in which ransomware has led to death. Read Full Article at RT.com

  • Katy Perry’s alleged stalker ‘called the star his WIFE’
    on September 18, 2020 at 09:06

    The singer, 35, obtained a restraining order against William Terry, 38, after he ‘trespassed’ on her property, according to documents obtained by The Blast

  • Video: CNN (Seriously) Claims That Covid Will Spread At Trump Rallies But Not BLM Protests
    by Steve Watson on September 18, 2020 at 09:04

    “At protests many people are aware of the risks and doing everything they can to reduce that risk versus at many of the rallies we are seeing people going in defiance”.

  • Polls: Support For BLM Falls Further; Americans See ‘Protests’ As Riots, Believe There Is A War On Police
    by Steve Watson on September 18, 2020 at 08:09

    Support for BLM tanks by more than 10%.

  • People share some of the most traumatising messages they have exchanged with their family members
    on September 18, 2020 at 08:05

    People from across the world have been sharing the outrageous messages they have received from family, with the American-based Instagram account @YourSh****Family collating the texts.

  • ‘Those who play with fire will get burnt’: China issues warning & holds military drills as US official visits Taiwan
    by RT on September 18, 2020 at 08:04

    Beijing has launched military exercises near the Taiwan Strait. The drills coincide with a high-level summit in Taipei attended by a senior US official, which China has labeled as a provocation. Read Full Article at RT.com

  • Facebook Moves To Censor Internal Debate As More Employees Quit In Protest
    by Steve Watson on September 18, 2020 at 07:58

    Even when these conversations are held, they will be “carefully monitored”.

  • Netflix’s ‘Cuties’: It’s Not The First Attempt By Hollywood To Normalize Pedophilia
    by Steve Watson on September 18, 2020 at 07:58

    If there is anything positive to be had from the elitist establishment’s obsession with getting us to accept child abuse as “normal”, it is that they continue to expose the demons that they are.

  • Biden: Trump Has ‘Put a Lot of Pressure’ on Scientists at CDC and FDA, I’d Trust Fauci on Vaccine
    by Ian Hanchett on September 18, 2020 at 07:54

    During a town hall on CNN on Thursday, 2020 Democratic presidential nominee former Vice President Joe Biden declined to say whether he trusts CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield and FDA Commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn. Biden also praised scientists at the CDC

  • Tricky brainteaser challenges puzzlers to spot the differences in a set of pictures
    on September 18, 2020 at 07:46

    Maik Zehrfeld, from Berlin, shares the spot-the-difference puzzles online on his blog LangweileDich.net, with some of the hardest images collated by BoredPanda.

  • Vocal protest: Van Morrison rebels against ‘taking our freedom’ in new anti-lockdown songs
    by Steve Watson on September 18, 2020 at 07:44

    “Fascist bullies disturbing our peace.”

  • VIDEO: FDNY Firefighters Chase Down, Tackle Thug on Bicycle Who Sucker-Punched Elderly Woman
    by Steve Watson on September 18, 2020 at 07:39

    Cowardly attacker on bicycle unable to elude vigilante firefighters in Brooklyn.

  • The Ultra Wealthy Are Selling Billions Of Dollars In Stock
    by Steve Watson on September 18, 2020 at 07:09

    Bloomberg notes that during the week ended September 11, insiders sold $473 million in shares while only buying $9.5 million. 

  • The Snitching Begins: Nosey Neighbour Calls Police on Wake in Pub Garden
    by Steve Watson on September 18, 2020 at 07:06

    “There appeared to be a large group of people drinking outside the pub and they looked quite close to each other.”

  • Sydney psychologist Jaimie Bloch warns about the dangers of ‘doomscrolling’ in 2020
    on September 18, 2020 at 06:53

    The term refers to ‘the act of endlessly scrolling down one’s apps, Twitter and social media and reading bad news’ – and Sydney psychologist Jaimie Bloch warns it’s seriously damaging our health.

  • Anti-lockdown protesters rally in Tel Aviv as 2nd nationwide quarantine looms over Israel (VIDEO)
    by RT on September 18, 2020 at 06:33

    Hundreds have occupied the streets of central Tel Aviv overnight to vent anger at a stringent second lockdown that will dramatically restrict people’s mobility, shut down most businesses and enforce social distancing rules. Read Full Article at RT.com

  • Joe Biden: ‘I Don’t Read the International Press’
    by Joel B. Pollak on September 18, 2020 at 05:36

    Democratic nominee Joe Biden told a CNN town hall on Thursday night that he does not read international news, but has it “delivered” to him “through my advisers and my old security people.”

  • Serge Gainsbourg was the ‘Harvey Weinstein of songs’
    on September 18, 2020 at 05:12

    The singer-songwriter achieved global fame with hits like Je T’aime… Moi Non Plus and was known for his 12-year relationship with British actress Jane Birkin.

  • Fact Check: Joe Biden Falsely Claims Trump Never Condemned White Supremacists
    by Joel B. Pollak on September 18, 2020 at 04:53

    Joe Biden repeated the lie that Trump had never condemned white supremacists, and several other lies that have been fact-checked before.

  • USA Today-Suffolk Poll Shows Trump and Biden in Statistical Tie in North Carolina
    by Michael Patrick Leahy on September 18, 2020 at 04:44

    President Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden are in a statistical tie in the key battleground state of North Carolina, according to a USA Today-Suffolk University poll released on Thursday.

  • Steelers’ Maurkice Pouncey Regrets Putting Antwon Rose’s Name on Helmet: ‘I Didn’t Know All the Facts’
    by Warner Todd Huston on September 18, 2020 at 03:47

    Pittsburgh Steelers lineman Maurkice Pouncey now says that he regrets joining with his teammates team in putting Antwon Rose, Jr.’s name on his helmet on Monday, saying he didn’t know all the facts in the case beforehand.

  • Joe Biden says he will accept the ‘full election results and count every vote’ as he slams Trump
    on September 18, 2020 at 03:22

    Former Vice President Joe Biden skewered President Donald Trump for refusing to say outright he would accept the results of the election and called to ‘count every vote.’

  • Bolivia’s ‘interim president’ withdraws from upcoming election, one day after poll shows pro-Morales candidate in the lead
    by RT on September 18, 2020 at 01:37

    The acting president of Bolivia, Jeanine Anez, has declared that she will not run in next month’s presidential race, citing the need to consolidate votes in order to defeat a socialist candidate loyal to ousted leader Evo Morales. Read Full Article at RT.com

  • Dr MICHAEL MOSLEY has some more healthy recipes to help you shape up
    on September 18, 2020 at 01:11

    Dr MICHAEL MOSLEY: Today’s recipes are suggestions for suppers that are nutritious but not too heavy. There are also some ideas for puddings which are not too sweet.

  • Fresh photos of Jupiter near its closest approach to Earth reveal NEW STORM on Solar System’s largest planet
    by RT on September 18, 2020 at 00:56

    As Jupiter approaches Earth, the Hubble Space Telescope was able to snap new high-resolution photos of the solar system’s largest planet, revealing a brand new storm in its northern latitudes and a spinoff of the Great Red Spot. Read Full Article at RT.com

  • Thursday Live! Biden Campaign Experiments With ‘Drive In’ Town Hall While Trump DElivers Speech to Record Crowd In Wisconsin
    by Adan Salazar on September 17, 2020 at 23:54

    Join Infowars’ Election Countdown to hear the latest on the Biden-Trump faceoff! Share this link to others!

  • AstraZeneca vaccine volunteer developed spinal inflammation & ‘rare neurological condition’ after two doses – report
    by RT on September 17, 2020 at 23:45

    A British participant in AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine trial was diagnosed with a serious neurological disorder weeks after her second dose of the inoculation, an internal company document shows. Read Full Article at RT.com

  • Facebook Moves to Censor Internal Debate as More Employees Quit in Protest
    by AJ Nelson on September 17, 2020 at 23:07

    Inside Facebook, Zuck calls the shots. The post Facebook Moves to Censor Internal Debate as More Employees Quit in Protest appeared first on We Are Change.

  • Stargazers are in for a Halloween treat with a rare Blue Moon on October 31 
    on September 17, 2020 at 22:36

    A rare Blue Moon will shine Halloween night, October 31, and be visible across the globe. This is the first time since WWII people in all times zones will see the full moon on the same night.

  • Watch: President Trump Slams Far Left’s Destruction of American History During Speech Celebrating Constitution Day
    by Adan Salazar on September 17, 2020 at 22:23

    ‘The Left has warped, distorted, and defiled the American story with deceptions, falsehoods, and lies.’

  • Fox’s Harris Faulkner Claims “We Don’t Censor” After Censoring Gingrich’s Soros Remarks
    by Kelen McBreen on September 17, 2020 at 22:04

    Half-hearted excuse falls flat.

  • Elderly Woman Beaten to Death With Rolling Pin by Illegal – Police
    by Dan Lyman on September 17, 2020 at 22:01

    81-year-old woman bludgeoned by husband’s caretaker

  • UK Judge Cancels Migrant Deportation Flight at Last Minute Over ‘Human Rights’ Concerns
    by Dan Lyman on September 17, 2020 at 21:58

    Conservative MP blasts “activist, bourgeois, liberal lawyers who are gaming the system”

  • New High-Speed Test Shows How Antibiotics Combine to Kill Bacteria
    by Ben Warren on September 17, 2020 at 21:05

    Drug combo may be important for achieving high efficacy in infection treatments

  • Assange’s Extradition Trial: Court Hears About History Of Political Prosecutions Under Espionage Act
    by Kevin Gosztola on September 17, 2020 at 20:30

    “There has never, in the century-long history of the Espionage Act, been an indictment of a U.S. publisher under the law for the publication of secrets,” declared Carey Shenkman, an attorney who has co-authored a first-of-its-kind peer-reviewed book on the Espionage Act. The post Assange’s Extradition Trial: Court Hears About History Of Political Prosecutions Under Espionage Act appeared first on Shadowproof.

  • A DARPA-Funded Implantable Biochip to Detect COVID-19 Could Hit Markets by 2021
    by Raul Diego on September 17, 2020 at 20:01

    An experimental new vaccine developed jointly with the US government claims to be able to change human DNA and could be deployed as early as next year through a DARPA-funded, injectable biochip. The post A DARPA-Funded Implantable Biochip to Detect COVID-19 Could Hit Markets by 2021 appeared first on MintPress News.

  • Alex Jones BEHIND THE PANDEMIC: HOW THE GLOBALIST AGENDA WILL CAUSE A MASSIVE WORLD DEPRESSION & DESTROY SOCIETY
    by Adan Salazar on September 17, 2020 at 20:00

    Jones breaks down the LONG-TERM GLOBALIST plan for this world… Tune in and spread this LIVE interview!

  • Livestream: Twitter is Now Labeling President Trump’s Tweets as False Information
    by Kelen McBreen on September 17, 2020 at 20:00

    Plus, more COVID lockdown hysteria and tyranny plays out across the globe – with only 46 til the election, it’s imperative you spread this link!

  • Pennsylvania Court Extends Mail-in Ballot Deadline to Three Days After Election
    by Ben Warren on September 17, 2020 at 19:59

    Decision a major victory for Democrats

  • WHO warns of ‘very serious’ Covid-19 situation in Europe as France breaks own 24-hr record for new virus cases
    by RT on September 17, 2020 at 19:22

    Europe is facing a “very serious situation” with the coronavirus spreading at “alarming rates,” the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned, as France reported its highest number of new cases in 24 hours since the outbreak hit. Read Full Article at RT.com

  • Nike All-Black Kaepernick Protest Anniversary Jersey Sells Out
    by Dylan Gwinn on September 17, 2020 at 19:22

    Nike has decided to commemorate the four-year anniversary of when Colin Kaepernick first knelt during the national anthem, by releasing a special edition all-black jersey.

  • The Media Won’t Show You What’s Really Happening With China And The World Order!
    by AJ Nelson on September 17, 2020 at 19:17

    In this video, we give you a geopolitical update and break down the clash between China and the World Order. The post The Media Won’t Show You What’s Really Happening With China And The World Order! appeared first on We Are Change.

  • Kamala Harris Helped Bail Out Man Who Allegedly Raped 8-Year-Old Girl
    by Kelen McBreen on September 17, 2020 at 18:53

    Bail fund also helped suspects charged with assault, burglary, shooting at police and more.

  • Come and Take It! Texas Bar Owner Refuses to Shut Down in Defiance of State Mandate
    by Adan Salazar on September 17, 2020 at 18:47

    Bar owner invokes Texas spirit of independence in fight to save her business.

  • ‘Zombie Satellites,’ ‘Rogue Debris’ Threatening ISS
    by Ben Warren on September 17, 2020 at 18:07

    UK project creating an AI-powered algorithm to monitor space junk

  • China Denies Connection With Company ‘Monitoring’ Indians, Including President, Prime Minister
    by Ben Warren on September 17, 2020 at 17:49

    China calls Shenzhen-based data-harvesting firm a “private entity”

  • Police Search for Woman Delivering Dog Feces to Trump Supporters’ Mailboxes
    by Adan Salazar on September 17, 2020 at 17:31

    Deranged woman has also been defacing Trump yard signs.

  • Illegal Immigrant Brothers Gang Rape 10-Year-Old Girl in Louisiana — Police
    by Kelen McBreen on September 17, 2020 at 17:22

    Sickening crime as one of three alleged rapists is still on the loose.

  • Report: AG Barr Asked Federal Prosecutors to Explore Criminal Charges Against Seattle Mayor over Autonomous Zone
    by Kelen McBreen on September 17, 2020 at 17:14

    Durkan responded to the report late Wednesday, calling it ‘chilling and the latest abuse of power from the Trump administration.’

  • Medical abuse allegations at ICE facility add to US history of forced sterilization
    by James Daley on September 17, 2020 at 17:10

    The imminent deportation of Pauline Binam, who alleges she was involuntarily sterilized in custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement last year, was halted on Wednesday. The post Medical abuse allegations at ICE facility add to US history of forced sterilization appeared first on The Real News Network.

  • GM Considers Expanding Into Electric-Flying Air-Taxis
    by Ben Warren on September 17, 2020 at 16:58

    However, the “aerial taxi” market hardly exists

  • Tucker Slams Facebook Censorship Of Chinese Virologist: “It’s Turning Us Into The Soviet Union”
    by Kelen McBreen on September 17, 2020 at 16:54

    Carlson’s comments came after Facebook slapped a warning label on video of his Tuesday interview.

  • Overturning COVID Restrictions and States of Emergency
    by Adan Salazar on September 17, 2020 at 16:50

    Memo to lawyers: What are you waiting for? File big cases now.

  • ‘No force in the world can stop Indian soldiers from patrolling’ contested border area amid tensions with China – New Delhi
    by RT on September 17, 2020 at 16:34

    Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh has said no one can prevent Indian soldiers from patrolling the border in Ladakh region. China has amassed troops in the area and will see India’s counter-deployment, he added. Read Full Article at RT.com

  • Why Arab Leaders Are Suddenly Groveling at the Chance to Normalize Ties with Israel
    by Miko Peled on September 17, 2020 at 16:20

    Arab leaders understand that relations with Israel provide access to US Empire and all that comes with it, including much desired US-made weapons and other perks such as security and economic cooperation.  The post Why Arab Leaders Are Suddenly Groveling at the Chance to Normalize Ties with Israel appeared first on MintPress News.

  • Peter Schiff: World Going to Reject Dollar Standard
    by Ben Warren on September 17, 2020 at 16:18

    People tired of central bank antics

  • Trump Supporters Stage Anti-Mask Parade Marching Through Target
    by Adan Salazar on September 17, 2020 at 16:16

    Blast ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It’ while triggering liberals throughout store.

  • Journalists Who Ignore Assange’s Trial Are Admitting They Don’t Care About Journalism
    by AJ Nelson on September 17, 2020 at 16:06

    They are telling you that they will side with power every time. They are telling you they are propagandists. The post Journalists Who Ignore Assange’s Trial Are Admitting They Don’t Care About Journalism appeared first on We Are Change.

  • Mexican president dismisses US govt report on illicit drugs as ‘opinion’
    by RT on September 17, 2020 at 15:15

    Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has dismissed Washington’s new report on illicit drugs that names his country as the main supplier of heroin and methamphetamine to the US, calling it merely an “opinion.” Read Full Article at RT.com

  • English Soccer League Cuts Ties With Black Lives Matter
    by Dan Lyman on September 17, 2020 at 15:12

    “We’re drawing a clear distinction between a moral cause and a political movement.”

  • Fed: Interest Rates to Remain Near Zero Through 2023
    by Dan Lyman on September 17, 2020 at 15:10

    Central bank issues first forecast for 2023

  • Hurricane Sally Swamps Gulf Coast With Devastating Flooding
    by Dan Lyman on September 17, 2020 at 15:08

    At least one dead, hundreds of thousands without power in Alabama, Florida

  • First International Passenger Flight Lands in Wuhan Since Start of Outbreak
    by Dan Lyman on September 17, 2020 at 15:06

    All international flights to COVID epicenter had been suspended since January

  • Fox News Panel Melts Down After Gingrich Exposes George Soros As Financier Of BLM/Antifa Riots
    by Jamie White on September 17, 2020 at 15:03

    So-called conservative channel not interested in discussing who is funding the violence across America.

  • ‘527 years of humiliation’: Indigenous activists topple statue of ‘genocidal’ 16-century conquistador in Colombia
    by RT on September 17, 2020 at 14:38

    Angry activists destroyed a statue of 16th-century Spanish conquistador Sebastian de Belalcazar in Colombia. The incident follows a wave of similar attacks on historical monuments in the US. Read Full Article at RT.com

  • How the pandemic undermines low income workers
    by Automation User on September 17, 2020 at 14:35

    Corporations are using COVID-19 as an excuse to treat low-wage workers as disposable The post How the pandemic undermines low income workers appeared first on The Real News Network.

  • Leaked Emails Show Nashville Officials Concealed Low COVID-19 Numbers Coming From Bars, Restaurants
    by AJ Nelson on September 17, 2020 at 14:04

    “This isn’t going to be publicly released, right?” The post Leaked Emails Show Nashville Officials Concealed Low COVID-19 Numbers Coming From Bars, Restaurants appeared first on We Are Change.

  • The 2020 Black Lives Matter Riots Are The Most Damaging Riots in U.S. History
    on September 17, 2020 at 13:57

    The 2020 Black Lives Matter riots are the most damaging riots in US history, according to a new report citing insurance industry payouts which could exceed $2 billion. …

  • Teacher Tells Student She Doesn’t Have the Right to an Opinion Because She’s “White” and “Blonde”
    by Paul Joseph Watson on September 17, 2020 at 13:56

    Grandmother confronts teacher over woke brainwashing.

  • 1 in 7 coronavirus cases are healthcare workers, WHO head says, urging nations to provide better safety standards for medics
    by RT on September 17, 2020 at 13:08

    World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stressed that today “more than ever,” countries must boost the safety of doctors and nurses, as many of them become infected while treating Covid-19 patients. Read Full Article at RT.com

  • Trump Responds to Cramer’s “Crazy Nancy” Apology: “No Pandering!”
    by Steve Watson on September 17, 2020 at 13:03

    “Jim, you didn’t make a mistake”

  • WHO sees ‘alarming rates of transmission’ of coronavirus in Europe, tells states not to shorten quarantine periods
    by RT on September 17, 2020 at 12:42

    The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday warned of “alarming rates of transmission” of Covid-19 across Europe, saying that countries should not shorten quarantine periods. Read Full Article at RT.com

  • EU must not ‘fall into trap’ of ending trade talks with Britain but no deal is better than bad deal – top French negotiator
    by RT on September 17, 2020 at 11:49

    France’s top negotiator said that, despite the tense situation, the EU should not be provoked into ending trade talks with the UK early. He also urged Britain to drop the “madman’s strategy” in negotiations. Read Full Article at RT.com

  • Banksy loses legal battle, puts his EU trademark at risk – all because of his anonymity
    by RT on September 17, 2020 at 11:37

    The renowned street artist can not keep intellectual property rights on his work as he could not be “unquestionably” recognized as its sole owner due to his complete anonymity, a European intellectual property authority has ruled. Read Full Article at RT.com

  • Countries need consistent messaging for public, not ‘Covid-19 political football,’ WHO says after Trump remarks
    by RT on September 17, 2020 at 11:24

    Commenting on contradictory remarks by the US president and health officials, the World Health Organization’s top emergency expert, Mike Ryan, said it is important for all states to have “consistent messaging” for their public. Read Full Article at RT.com

  • Twitter Locks Kanye Out of His Account After Anti-Music Industry Rant
    by Paul Joseph Watson on September 17, 2020 at 11:05

    Rapper had previously tweeted “I can’t be muted.”

  • Rich nations bought up half of Covid vaccine future supply, Oxfam says as Russia offers affordable options to developing countries
    by RT on September 17, 2020 at 11:05

    More than half of all future Covid-19 vaccine doses will be concentrated in the hands of wealthy states comprising just about 13 percent of the world population, Oxfam warns without mentioning the options offered by Russia. Read Full Article at RT.com

  • VIDEO: Grandma Confronts Teacher For Telling Student Her Opinion Doesn’t Matter Because She’s White
    on September 17, 2020 at 10:48

    This is what institutional racism looks like. …

  • Video: Australians Chant “Freedom!” as Market is Shut Down by COVID Riot Cops
    by Paul Joseph Watson on September 17, 2020 at 10:38

    Draconian coronavirus laws continued to be brutally enforced.

  • China threatens to make ‘necessary response’ ahead of US official’s Taiwan visit
    by RT on September 17, 2020 at 09:54

    Beijing has lodged a complaint with Washington ahead of a visit by US Undersecretary for Economic Affairs Keith Krach to Taiwan as China opposes any official exchanges between Washington and the island. Read Full Article at RT.com

  • Chris Rock Blames Democrats For ‘Letting The Pandemic Come In’
    by Steve Watson on September 17, 2020 at 09:29

    Says they were too obsessed with impeaching Trump.

  • Most Vikings WEREN’T blond after all: New Danish research debunks popular myth
    by RT on September 17, 2020 at 09:29

    Contrary to the depiction of Viking raiders in popular culture as mostly fair-haired warriors, many of them were not blond, and their genetic makeup was far more diverse, a new study has revealed. Read Full Article at RT.com

  • Twitter Locks Account Of Conservative Activist For Stating He Is Against Pedophiles
    by Steve Watson on September 17, 2020 at 09:08

    The post violated Twitter’s “abuse and harassment” policy.

  • Brexit: Biden tells UK there will be no US trade agreement unless Northern Irish peace deal is respected
    by RT on September 17, 2020 at 08:44

    US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has warned Britain that it must honor the Northern Irish peace deal or there would be no US trade agreement. The UK insists that it’s not at risk. Read Full Article at RT.com

  • George Floyd riots cost insurance companies as much as $2 BILLION – more than any in HISTORY, industry claims
    by Steve Watson on September 17, 2020 at 07:54

    The tidal wave of arson, vandalism, and other property crimes that swept across the nation in the aftermath of the Floyd killing left between $1 billion and $2 billion in damages.

  • 1st international passenger flight lands in former Covid-19 hotbed Wuhan since start of outbreak
    by RT on September 17, 2020 at 07:51

    A passenger aircraft from South Korea has arrived in the Chinese city of Wuhan, the former epicenter of the Covid-19 outbreak. All international flights to Wuhan had been suspended for almost eight months. Read Full Article at RT.com

  • San Francisco Mayor London Breed Will Give Black Women $1,000 a Month if They Get Pregnant
    by Steve Watson on September 17, 2020 at 07:45

    Partially taxpayer-funded program provides “an unconditional monthly income supplement of $1,000” to black and Pacific Island women.

  • BBC Stands by “Comedian” Who Said “Kill Whitey” on National Television
    by Steve Watson on September 17, 2020 at 07:30

    “We don’t really mean we want to kill whitey (we do)”

  • AG William Barr: Coronavirus Lockdowns ‘Greatest Intrusion on Civil Liberties’ Since Slavery
    by Steve Watson on September 17, 2020 at 07:05

    Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, Barr has expressed alarm at the restrictions imposed by state authorities on First Amendment rights, particularly the freedom of religion.

  • “Where Are The Police?” After Voting To Defund Cops, Minneapolis City Council Baffled Over Recent Crime Wave
    by Steve Watson on September 17, 2020 at 07:00

    What did they expect?

  • Nashville Officials Concealed Low COVID-19 Numbers Coming From Bars And Restaurants: Leaked Emails
    by Steve Watson on September 17, 2020 at 07:00

    “Not for public consumption.”

  • Good Ellsberg, Bad Assange: At Extradition Trial, Pentagon Papers Whistleblower Dismantles False Narrative
    by Kevin Gosztola on September 17, 2020 at 01:18

    Opponents of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange often hold up Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg as an example of someone who was responsible for a good leak. They insist WikiLeaks is not like the Pentagon Papers because supposedly Assange was reckless with sensitive documents. On the seventh day of an extradition The post Good Ellsberg, Bad Assange: At Extradition Trial, Pentagon Papers Whistleblower Dismantles False Narrative appeared first on Shadowproof.

  • Livestream: Dems Defend Sexual Predators, Violent Rioters As Election Looms – Plus Trump COVID Press Conference
    by Ben Warren on September 16, 2020 at 23:51

    Spread this link far and wide to shatter globalist conditioning — tune in!

  • Pentagon Papers leaker Daniel Ellsberg testifies in Assange’s defense, says WikiLeaks exposed ‘war crimes’ in ‘public interest’
    by RT on September 16, 2020 at 23:25

    Whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg – whose ‘Pentagon Papers’ leak exposed illegal US bombing during the Vietnam War – said Julian Assange would not see a fair trial if extradited to the US, comparing the publisher’s case to his own. Read Full Article at RT.com

  • Antifa Sets Fire to Cornfield Behind Joe Biden, In Joke Tweet Shared by Trump
    by Adan Salazar on September 16, 2020 at 23:01

    President highlights Biden’s tacit endorsement of violent left-wing arsonists.

  • Did The CDC Disprove The COVID Pandemic?
    by Kelen McBreen on September 16, 2020 at 22:51

    New information contradicts previous claims.

  • Exclusive Roger Stone Statement on DOJ Investigation Into His Trial
    by Kelen McBreen on September 16, 2020 at 22:03

    Read Stone’s full statement on the U.S. DOJ Inspector General investigation of prosecutorial conduct in U.S. v. Stone.

  • Watch: Reporter Asks About “Pedo Joe Biden” At White House Press Briefing
    by Adan Salazar on September 16, 2020 at 22:00

    Reporters finally curious about #PedoBiden.

  • South Florida Hispanics Reject ‘Communist’ Kamala Harris, Threaten to Boycott Restaurant She Visited
    by Dan Lyman on September 16, 2020 at 22:00

    Trump surging with Latino voters in critical swing state

  • Italian Priest Who Worked With Migrants Stabbed to Death by Tunisian Illegal
    by Dan Lyman on September 16, 2020 at 21:57

    Catholic apostle had worked tirelessly to help illegal migrants, homeless

  • Harris Administration Brutally Fact-Checked
    by Kelen McBreen on September 16, 2020 at 21:34

    Somebody needs to call out the Democrat lies.

  • Watch: President Trump Says Free Vaccine For China Virus Is On The Way
    by Jamie White on September 16, 2020 at 21:30

    Trump also urges states, counties to open back up as coronavirus cases drop.

  • Enormous Planet Quickly Orbiting Tiny, Dying Star
    by Ben Warren on September 16, 2020 at 21:21

    Jupiter-sized planet orbiting at breakneck speed

  • View Host: “Misogynistic, Racist, Homophobic” Joe Rogan Unfit to Host Debate
    by Kelen McBreen on September 16, 2020 at 21:15

    Joy Behar claims she doesn’t even know who Rogan is!

  • Wow! Bill Gates Shocks Again! He Doesn’t Even Trust The Vaccine
    by AJ Nelson on September 16, 2020 at 20:45

    In this video, we explain Bill Gates’ new shocking admission and why you cannot trust government and public health “experts.” The post Wow! Bill Gates Shocks Again! He Doesn’t Even Trust The Vaccine appeared first on We Are Change.

  • As Venezuela Foils CIA “Terror Plot” Pompeo Tours Its Neighbors To Talk Regime Change
    by Alan Macleod on September 16, 2020 at 20:44

    The State Department’s silence has been deafening following the arrest of a US citizen and former CIA operative allegedly caught plotting an on a Venezuelan oil refinery. The post As Venezuela Foils CIA “Terror Plot” Pompeo Tours Its Neighbors To Talk Regime Change appeared first on MintPress News.

  • Report reveals US State Department gave money to firm tied to Haitian police
    by James Daley on September 16, 2020 at 20:33

    The Trump administration has heavily contributed to the Haitian police force, quadrupling U.S. contribution “from $2.8 million in 2016 to more than $12.4 million last year.” The post Report reveals US State Department gave money to firm tied to Haitian police appeared first on The Real News Network.

  • Facebook Live Rant by Trump Coronavirus PR Guru Deepens Fears of Election Violence
    by Raul Diego on September 16, 2020 at 20:12

    Recently-appointed HHS spokesperson, Michael Caputo, went on a wild rant over social media to plant a number of bizarre ideas in Americans’ minds as the partisan Coronavirus messaging wars intensify. The post Facebook Live Rant by Trump Coronavirus PR Guru Deepens Fears of Election Violence appeared first on MintPress News.

  • The unrest in Kenosha didn’t come out of thin air
    by Automation User on September 16, 2020 at 20:10

    We have known about the over-policing of Black and brown communities there for a long time, experts say. The post The unrest in Kenosha didn’t come out of thin air appeared first on The Real News Network.

  • Livestream: Joe Biden Shows Up Late to His Own Event with No Crowd
    by Kelen McBreen on September 16, 2020 at 19:55

    Plus, Newt Gingrich exposes George Soros behind the riots – share this link to spread the word!

  • Ireland might face ‘EXPONENTIAL GROWTH’ of coronavirus cases, experts warn
    by RT on September 16, 2020 at 19:54

    The head of Ireland’s coronavirus modeling group has warned that the country, which has experienced an alarming growth in active Covid-19 cases recently, might be facing an “exponential growth” of the disease. Read Full Article at RT.com

  • The ‘Desaparecidos’ of Palestine: Gantz Escalates Israel’s War on the Dead
    by Ramzy Baroud on September 16, 2020 at 19:38

    Benny Gantz’s latest ‘achievement,’ denying dead Palestinians a proper burial, is not entirely a novel idea. In fact, in Israel, bargaining with corpses has been the modus operandi for decades.  The post The ‘Desaparecidos’ of Palestine: Gantz Escalates Israel’s War on the Dead appeared first on MintPress News.

  • Are they being serious? US propaganda demands equal access to Russian airwaves…as America censors foreign media at every turn
    by RT on September 16, 2020 at 19:07

    Even as the US government told Al Jazeera to register as a foreign agent, the Hill ran a misinformation-laden op-ed protesting proposed Russian rules that would do the same to US government propaganda. Exceptionalism or hypocrisy? Read Full Article at RT.com

  • Proof Biden Uses Teleprompter To Answer Questions In Epic New Trump Ad
    by Jamie White on September 16, 2020 at 19:05

    Biden campaign has refused to answer whether he uses a teleprompter after caught on video.

  • Police Drag Father Out of School Board Meeting For Refusing to Wear Mask
    by Kelen McBreen on September 16, 2020 at 18:47

    ‘Force me out. You’re going to have to drag me out.’

  • Germany Offers US Major Investment Deal to Lift Sanctions From Russia’s Nord Stream 2 Gas Pipeline – Report
    by Ben Warren on September 16, 2020 at 18:36

    NATO relevancy under dispute as European nations try to diversify their energy sources

  • The hosts of TRNN’s Police Accountability Report urgently need your support
    by James Daley on September 16, 2020 at 18:33

    Help Taya and Stephen raise $50,000 so they can continue bringing you stories that hold policing accountable and keep government transparent. DONATE HERE! The post The hosts of TRNN’s Police Accountability Report urgently need your support appeared first on The Real News Network.

  • US Charges Five Chinese Nationals in Alleged Hacking Campaign Targeting Over 100 Companies
    by Ben Warren on September 16, 2020 at 18:17

    Social media, video game companies targeted

  • Lockdowns May Have Permanently Scarred Labor Market
    by Ben Warren on September 16, 2020 at 18:00

    Evidence of long-term damage emerging

  • Def Sec Esper Warns of ‘Directed Energy Weapons’ & ‘Killer Satellites’ From Communist China
    by Jamie White on September 16, 2020 at 17:47

    Comes as speculation swirls over such weapons being used to accelerate the Pacific Northwest wildfires.

  • Economist Raises Alarm Over Ballooning Debt
    by Ben Warren on September 16, 2020 at 17:46

    Slams bipartisan “spend more money” attitude

  • Outrageous Video: Airline Passenger Tells Veteran, “You Should’ve Died In Afghanistan” Amid Mask Dispute
    by Adan Salazar on September 16, 2020 at 17:39

    Former Army Ranger harassed by Las Vegas nurse offended over face mask.

  • China Signals It May Dump More US Debt
    by Ben Warren on September 16, 2020 at 17:32

    Country still ranks as second biggest holder of US debt

  • Senate Panel Approves Subpoenas For Top 41 ‘Spygate’ Cronies — Including Comey, Brennan, McCabe, Clapper, Rice
    by Jamie White on September 16, 2020 at 16:48

    Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, Sidney Blumenthal, Samantha Power, and Stefan Halper also compelled to testify about Russia hoax.

  • Trump Tweets Video of Biden Playing NWA’s ‘F*ck the Police’
    by Adan Salazar on September 16, 2020 at 16:26

    Biden appears to bob head in agreement with song’s anti-cop message.

  • Breaking! Facebook Censors Tucker Interview With Chinese Scientist Reporting China Intentionally Released Wuhan Virus
    by Kelen McBreen on September 16, 2020 at 16:22

    Infowars has been on the forefront of exposing the Chinese-made COVID-19 bioweapon.

  • Planetary defense: ESA awards €129 million contract to German satellite maker for ‘Hera’ ANTI-ASTEROID system
    by RT on September 16, 2020 at 15:53

    The European Space Agency has awarded a contract worth €129.4 million ($153.3 million) to German satellite manufacturer OHB to lead the development of the pioneering Hera planetary defense mission. Read Full Article at RT.com

  • New Japanese PM Suga seeks to strengthen alliance with US and support stable ties with China & Russia
    by RT on September 16, 2020 at 15:47

    Japan’s new prime minister, Yoshihide Suga, has pledged to pursue policies that will beef-up his country’s alliance with the US, and expressed hope that Tokyo will establish stable relations with both China and Russia. Read Full Article at RT.com

  • University Marching Band ‘Founded on Basis of Racism’ Votes to Dissolve Itself
    by Dan Lyman on September 16, 2020 at 14:57

    Band claims members responsible for historic, current misdeeds

  • Shinzo Abe’s “Right-hand Man” Becomes New Prime Minister of Japan
    by Dan Lyman on September 16, 2020 at 14:55

    Japan’s longest-serving PM resigns due to health problems

  • ‘Vicious slanders’: China hits out at Australian foreign interference allegations
    by RT on September 16, 2020 at 14:43

    Chinese officials in Australia have dismissed allegations of foreign interference as “vicious slanders.” The denial follows reports that a consular member had been investigated for his role in a suspected propaganda campaign. Read Full Article at RT.com

  • Venezuelan police & security forces committed ‘arbitrary killings and systemic torture,’ UN fact-finding mission claims
    by RT on September 16, 2020 at 14:18

    A UN probe alleges that Venezuelan police and security forces carried out extrajudicial executions and otherwise massively violated human rights. Caracas argued the UN action against it was part of a hostile US-led campaign. Read Full Article at RT.com

  • Former meth labs turned-homes leak toxic chemicals into the air for YEARS, study shows
    by RT on September 16, 2020 at 13:32

    Researchers in Australia are sounding the alarm after they made disturbing discoveries in homes that were once used as meth labs, finding that trace amounts of the drug persist in the property for years after it has been sold. Read Full Article at RT.com

  • ‘Traitor to farmers!’ Protesters rally against proposed fur farming ban outside ruling party’s HQ in Warsaw (VIDEOS)
    by RT on September 16, 2020 at 12:56

    Disgruntled farmers have gathered in the Polish capital to denounce a bill that would ban breeding animals for fur. Protesters say it will endanger their livelihoods, while the government argues they had enough time to prepare. Read Full Article at RT.com

  • Hitler pics & swastikas: 29 German police officers suspended amid major probe into Nazi content sharing
    by RT on September 16, 2020 at 12:55

    A high-profile probe into a right-wing extremist network in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia sees 29 police officers suspended following large-scale raids. Read Full Article at RT.com

  • ‘No place in our Union’: EU chief bashes Polish ‘LGBT-free zones’ & promotes supportive strategy
    by RT on September 16, 2020 at 11:50

    European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has attacked the Polish government for condoning the establishment of ‘LGBT ideology-free zones,’ and announced impending countermeasures. Read Full Article at RT.com

  • Turkish police detain 106 active & former soldiers over suspected links to Gulen movement – local media
    by RT on September 16, 2020 at 11:25

    Over 100 active & former soldiers were detained in counterterrorism raids in Turkey, local media say. The arrests were made in connection with self-exiled preacher Fethullah Gulen, who Ankara says was behind the 2016 coup attempt. Read Full Article at RT.com

  • Cyprus ready for dialogue with Turkey on Mediterranean issues, but ‘not under threats’
    by RT on September 16, 2020 at 11:08

    Dialogue with Ankara is still possible to de-escalate tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean, the Cypriot president said on Wednesday. However, he again accused Turkey of provocations. Read Full Article at RT.com

  • WTO ruling on Trump’s tariffs proves US broke international law – China
    by RT on September 16, 2020 at 09:54

    Beijing said that the World Trade Organization’s ruling against the Trump administration serves as proof that the US violated international trade practices by imposing tariffs on Chinese goods. Read Full Article at RT.com

  • ‘People are still suffering’: Commission chief calls for ‘European Health Union’
    by RT on September 16, 2020 at 09:41

    President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen says the coronavirus pandemic has underlined the need for closer cooperation, promising a global summit to share the lessons learned from the crisis. Read Full Article at RT.com

  • Black Lives Matter Mob Surround Man’s Home, Police Reportedly Arrest Man For ‘Brandishing’ Gun
    on September 16, 2020 at 09:01

    Black Lives Matter agitators organized a protest outside a Trump-supporting man’s residential home in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Tuesday night and rather than arrest the mob for harassment and causing a public disturbance police reportedly arrested the …

  • Indian representative storms out of SCO meeting in protest to Pakistan showcasing ‘fictitious map’ of the region
    by RT on September 16, 2020 at 07:56

    India and Pakistan accused each other of violating the protocol of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), as New Delhi protested Islamabad’s use of its “official map” of the region. Read Full Article at RT.com

  • “Tens of Thousands” Received China Mystery Seeds in the Mail, and Many People Planted Them
    by AJ Nelson on September 16, 2020 at 04:36

    “…like a dumbass, I planted them, not knowing there was a problem.” The post “Tens of Thousands” Received China Mystery Seeds in the Mail, and Many People Planted Them appeared first on We Are Change.

  • “I Am The Target”: Silenced Chinese Virologist Tells Tucker Carlson What She Knows
    by AJ Nelson on September 16, 2020 at 04:20

    “There is evidence left in the genome…” The post “I Am The Target”: Silenced Chinese Virologist Tells Tucker Carlson What She Knows appeared first on We Are Change.

  • Yoshihide Suga becomes prime minister of Japan after Shinzo Abe’s cabinet formally resigns
    by RT on September 16, 2020 at 02:05

    Shinzo Abe’s longtime ally Yoshihide Suga was voted in by the parliament to succeed him as prime minister of Japan. Having led the country since 2012, Abe resigned due to health problems. Read Full Article at RT.com

  • Snowden warns that Assange extradition will lead free press to slaughterhouse as publisher’s critics blinded by partisanship
    by RT on September 16, 2020 at 00:29

    The US drive to extradite and prosecute Julian Assange poses a grave threat to journalists everywhere, but the publisher’s opponents have placed politics over principle, and even their own interests, said whistleblower Ed Snowden. Read Full Article at RT.com

  • Witnesses At Extradition Trial Say Assange Could Spend Rest Of His Life In US Prison
    by Kevin Gosztola on September 15, 2020 at 22:41

    During an extradition trial, witnesses for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s legal team said he could spend the rest of his life in a federal prison in the United States if convicted of all the offenses he faces. The post Witnesses At Extradition Trial Say Assange Could Spend Rest Of His Life In US Prison appeared first on Shadowproof.

  • ‘Catastrophic failure’: Greece supplies GIGANTIC face masks that cover whole head to schools (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)
    by RT on September 15, 2020 at 21:51

    Greece’s plan to supply schools nationwide with free face masks has failed spectacularly after the delivered ones turned out to be too large for both children and adults due to wrong measurements. Read Full Article at RT.com

  • The Devolution of America
    by Dwayne Gladden on September 15, 2020 at 20:19

    Stir Crazy! Episode 88: Today we are joined by TRNN climate reporter Aman Azhar, TRNN managing editor Lisa Snowden-McCray, and climate and housing organizer Rachel Eve Stein. Hosted by Kim Brown. The post The Devolution of America appeared first on The Real News Network.

  • Trump Just Made a Shocking Admission About Wanting to “Take Out” Assad
    by AJ Nelson on September 15, 2020 at 19:11

    In this video, we break down Trump’s shocking admission about wanting to assassinate Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad. The post Trump Just Made a Shocking Admission About Wanting to “Take Out” Assad appeared first on We Are Change.

  • Remembering Kevin Zeese: A fighter for peace and justice
    by James Daley on September 15, 2020 at 18:10

    Zeese was known for organizing around many human rights issues, centering opposition to U.S. imperialism abroad and mass incarceration at home. The post Remembering Kevin Zeese: A fighter for peace and justice appeared first on The Real News Network.

  • Injuries reported after rockets fired from Gaza, as Bahrain & UAE sign peace deal with Tel Aviv at the White House
    by RT on September 15, 2020 at 18:03

    Multiple rockets have been fired from Gaza towards Israeli cities during the UAE-Bahrain peace deal signing in Washington. Israeli anti-aircraft defenses have been activated, and at least six people were reportedly injured. Read Full Article at RT.com

  • WATCH: Bahrain, UAE and Israel sign ‘Abraham Accords’ peace deal at the White House
    by RT on September 15, 2020 at 16:56

    Representatives of Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Israel gathered at the White House to sign the ‘Abraham Accords.’ US President Donald Trump, acting as witness and broker, hopes more Middle East countries will join in. Read Full Article at RT.com

  • Merkel ‘ashamed’ of persistent anti-Semitism in Germany, as she attends anniversary of country’s largest Jewish group
    by RT on September 15, 2020 at 16:33

    On the anniversary of the founding of Germany’s main Jewish group, Chancellor Angela Merkel slammed the increasingly “visible and uninhibited” racism and anti-Semitism in the country. Read Full Article at RT.com

  • BLM Agitators Who Stole Elderly Couple’s Drink And Screamed ‘F*** White People’ Charged in Pittsburgh
    on September 15, 2020 at 16:32

    Hell has frozen over! …

  • UAE hopes normalization deal dispels Israeli doubts over US F-35 sale, despite Netanyahu’s open opposition
    by RT on September 15, 2020 at 16:02

    The United Arab Emirates has said a request to buy US F-35 warplanes has been on the table since before it agreed to normalize ties with Israel, despite Benjamin Netanyahu’s vocal opposition to any such sales to the Gulf state. Read Full Article at RT.com

  • VIDEO: Suspect Cries Victim For Over 7 Minutes Straight Before Pulling Gun And Shooting Two Cops
    on September 15, 2020 at 15:58

    Video released Monday on a judge’s orders shows a non-compliant suspect playing victim with two Tulsa police officers for over seven minutes before pulling a gun on them and shooting them, killing one and wounding the other. …

  • WATCH: Aussie cops leave man in coma after ramming him with car & kicking him IN THE HEAD during violent arrest
    by RT on September 15, 2020 at 15:27

    A Victoria man was left in a medically-induced coma after a brutal arrest in which police hit him with a cruiser before one of the responding officers stomped on the man’s head as his colleagues held him down. Read Full Article at RT.com

  • Bezos Doubles Wealth as Amazon Essential Product Prices Rise 1000% Amid Pandemic
    by AJ Nelson on September 15, 2020 at 14:44

    Wow. The post Bezos Doubles Wealth as Amazon Essential Product Prices Rise 1000% Amid Pandemic appeared first on We Are Change.

  • UAE’s move to normalize ties with Israel ‘has broken psychological barrier’ – FM
    by RT on September 15, 2020 at 14:41

    The United Arab Emirates’ Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash says the decision to normalize ties with Israel was “the way forward” for the whole region, but many disagree with his view. Read Full Article at RT.com

  • For Flint residents, money won’t buy forgiveness
    by Automation User on September 15, 2020 at 14:32

    A proposed $600 million settlement cannot compensate for Flint’s trauma, one activist says. The post For Flint residents, money won’t buy forgiveness appeared first on The Real News Network.

  • ‘Lukashenko is not the legitimate president of UKRAINE’: EU Foreign Minister confuses Belarus leader’s country
    by RT on September 15, 2020 at 14:14

    Josep Borrell, the European Union’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, turned many heads while trying in the EU Parliament to question Belarus president Alexander Lukashenko’s legitimacy, confusing his country with neighboring Ukraine. Read Full Article at RT.com

  • Democrats Ignore Pentagon Finding No Evidence to Support ‘Russian Bounties’ Story
    by AJ Nelson on September 15, 2020 at 13:59

    Sounds like more CIA propaganda. The post Democrats Ignore Pentagon Finding No Evidence to Support ‘Russian Bounties’ Story appeared first on We Are Change.

  • Trump says he wanted to ASSASSINATE Assad, blames ex-defense chief Mattis for staying his hand
    by RT on September 15, 2020 at 13:40

    US President Donald Trump has claimed he wanted to “take out” Syrian President Bashar Assad in 2017 but was deterred by then-Defense Secretary James Mattis – after previously denying an assassination was even discussed. Read Full Article at RT.com

  • West Nile virus kills fourth patient in Spain as country battles its largest outbreak
    by RT on September 15, 2020 at 13:17

    The West Nile virus, which is transmitted through mosquito bites, has taken the life of a fourth patient in Spain. The authorities deployed teams to fumigate fields and gardens while fighting against the disease. Read Full Article at RT.com

  • Three HUGE asteroids headed towards Earth, after amateur astronomer spots massive space rock our planetary defenses MISSED
    by RT on September 15, 2020 at 12:32

    Scientists are getting better at spotting inbound, “potentially hazardous” asteroids, with three more measuring over 15 meters in diameter on the way this week. However, asteroid hunters missed a 1,000m space rock just last month. Read Full Article at RT.com

  • Gangs of killer whales are attacking boats off Spain and Portugal and researchers have no idea why (VIDEOS)
    by RT on September 15, 2020 at 12:04

    Since July, multiple reports of attacks on sailboats by marauding pods of orca whales have been reported off Spain and Portugal’s shores, with injuries and significant damage reported, and the assaults showing no signs of abating. Read Full Article at RT.com

  • Iran warns US against making ‘strategic mistake’ after Trump’s new threat
    by RT on September 15, 2020 at 11:51

    Tehran has said the United States may make a “strategic mistake” after President Donald Trump threatened Iran over reports it planned to avenge the killing of its top general, Qassem Soleimani. Read Full Article at RT.com

  • California Governor Gavin Newsom Signs Bill to Decriminalize Men Having Sex With Boys
    on September 15, 2020 at 10:54

    California Governor Gavin Newsom has signed San Francisco state Senator Scott Wiener’s bill to decriminalize adult men having sex with boys after all opponents to the bill were smeared by the media and Wiener himself as “homophobic” and “anti-Semitic…

  • Beijing denies reports of Chinese troops laying cables at border with India
    by RT on September 15, 2020 at 09:49

    The Foreign Ministry in Beijing on Tuesday denied media reports that Chinese troops are laying fiber-optic cables at a point of contention on the border with India. Read Full Article at RT.com

  • US army helicopter makes ‘emergency landing’ in northern Syria, crew evacuated – coalition spokesperson
    by RT on September 15, 2020 at 09:39

    An American military helicopter has made an emergency landing in Syria, the US-led coalition has said. The statement followed a reports by Syrian media that the US chopper had crashed. Read Full Article at RT.com

  • ‘Say I Apologize to The Black Queen!’ Black Panther Group Filmed Terrorizing Small Businesses in VA
    on September 15, 2020 at 08:41

    A Black nationalist group has filmed themselves terrorizing small businesses in Portsmouth, Virginia over the past several weeks — seemingly without any repercussions. …

  • ‘Star Wars’ actor Boyega drops Jo Malone perfume brand for ‘trading one’s culture’ after being swapped for Asian man in Chinese ad
    by RT on September 15, 2020 at 08:36

    British actor John Boyega is quitting as global ambassador for the UK perfume and scented candles giant Jo Malone after the company replaced him with a local actor in a commercial made for the Chinese market. Read Full Article at RT.com

  • Large blaze rips through landmark Zaha Hadid-designed building in downtown Beirut (VIDEOS)
    by RT on September 15, 2020 at 08:05

    A large fire broke out inside a lavish Beirut department store, designed by world-famous architect Zaha Hadid. Fire crews were dispatched on site and managed to put out the blaze before it could spread further. Read Full Article at RT.com

  • VIDEO: Leftist Rioter Jumps On Cop Car, Gets Thrown Off After Cop Slams The Gas
    on September 15, 2020 at 07:08

    An anti-Trump rioter blocking traffic along with a mob of Black Lives Matter supporters on Monday in Sacramento was filmed jumping on top of a cop car only to get thrown off when the officer slammed on the gas. …

  • ‘Rogue’ Chinese Virologist Joins Twitter, Publishes “Smoking Gun” Evidence COVID-19 Created in Lab
    by AJ Nelson on September 15, 2020 at 06:03

    “The laboratory-creation of this coronavirus is convenient and can be accomplished in approximately six months.” The post ‘Rogue’ Chinese Virologist Joins Twitter, Publishes “Smoking Gun” Evidence COVID-19 Created in Lab appeared first on We Are Change.

  • Massive Lines Form Outside Virginia Food Bank as Demand Hits One Million Meals Per Month
    by AJ Nelson on September 15, 2020 at 05:38

    Millions of people are still out of work, their emergency savings wiped out, and insurmountable debts are increasing. The post Massive Lines Form Outside Virginia Food Bank as Demand Hits One Million Meals Per Month appeared first on We Are Change.

  • WATCH chaotic protests grip Haiti’s capital as demonstrators torch cars & demand release of detained police officer
    by RT on September 15, 2020 at 03:59

    Haitian police officers have flooded the streets of Port-au-Prince to call for the release of a fellow officer they say was “illegally” jailed, paralyzing the capital as they set vehicles ablaze and clashed with security forces. Read Full Article at RT.com

  • American ‘spy’ charged with TERRORISM in Venezuela over alleged conspiracy to sabotage oil refineries, power plants
    by RT on September 15, 2020 at 02:11

    A US citizen accused of plotting sabotage in Venezuela has been charged with terrorism, the country’s top prosecutor said, alleging the man is a “mercenary” with links to the American military and the CIA. Read Full Article at RT.com

  • It’s Ruptures, not Ruptly! French progressive outlet says Twitter falsely labeled it ‘RUSSIAN STATE MEDIA’ after Russiagate report
    by RT on September 14, 2020 at 23:39

    Right after running a story criticizing the French coverage of ‘Russiagate,’ a progressive Euroskeptic outlet got labeled by Twitter as Russian state-affiliated media. A case of mistaken identity, or content-based censorship? Read Full Article at RT.com

  • At Assange Trial, Prosecution Invokes Human Rights Court Decision That Downplayed Abusive Supermax Prisons
    by Kevin Gosztola on September 14, 2020 at 21:35

    Julian Assange’s legal team was confronted with a European Court of Human Rights decision that sided with US government on supermax prisons. The post At Assange Trial, Prosecution Invokes Human Rights Court Decision That Downplayed Abusive Supermax Prisons appeared first on Shadowproof.

  • Assange extradition hearing adjourned after videolink failure, court fails to explain cause of problems
    by RT on September 14, 2020 at 17:01

    Hot on the heels of a coronavirus scare, Julian Assange’s extradition hearing was postponed on Monday following a farcical videolink failure which meant the court could not hear the testimony of a prominent witness. Read Full Article at RT.com

  • Pope Francis ‘constantly monitored’ for Covid-19 after meeting cardinal who later tested positive – Vatican
    by RT on September 14, 2020 at 16:30

    The pope is being “constantly monitored” for signs of the coronavirus, according to a top Vatican official, after the pontiff met with Philippine cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle who has since tested positive. Read Full Article at RT.com

  • Report, record, analyze: UFO RESPONSE instructions sent to Japanese military after Pentagon video release
    by RT on September 14, 2020 at 15:46

    The Japanese Self-Defense Forces have been issued orders on how to respond to unidentified flying objects menacing the country’s airspace – though the defense minister insists he does not, personally, believe in aliens. Read Full Article at RT.com

  • Iran backs OPEC…so long as it safeguards Tehran’s interests, official says
    by RT on September 14, 2020 at 15:40

    Tehran supports the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) as long as it protects Iranian interests alongside other members, Iran’s OPEC governor Amir Hossein Zamaninia said on Monday. Read Full Article at RT.com

  • Sanders supporters strike surprise blow against Rhode Island’s Democratic establishment
    by Automation User on September 14, 2020 at 15:13

    Progressives in Rhode Island explain how grassroots organizers, inspired by Bernie and AOC, defeated the state’s powerful Democratic machine. The post Sanders supporters strike surprise blow against Rhode Island’s Democratic establishment appeared first on The Real News Network.

  • Underpaid and at risk, graduate workers protest college reopening plans
    by James Daley on September 14, 2020 at 15:03

    Graduate assistants at colleges and universities around the country have long fought for higher salaries and benefits on par with that of non-student faculty members, however, amidst COVID-19, the battle for improved working conditions has an increased sense of urgency. The post Underpaid and at risk, graduate workers protest college reopening plans appeared first on The Real News Network.

  • Life on Venus? Major announcement reveals something might be living in the clouds on Earth’s neighbor
    by RT on September 14, 2020 at 15:03

    An international team of researchers have announced the discovery of phosphine gas in the clouds above Venus. The toxic gas is considered a key biosignature and may indicate the presence of life high in the Venusian skies. Read Full Article at RT.com

  • Former lead activist for ‘comfort women’ charged with fraud & embezzlement in South Korea
    by RT on September 14, 2020 at 14:46

    The former leader of the South Korean advocacy group for victims of Japanese World War II sexual exploitation has been charged with fraud and embezzlement over alleged misuse of government subsidies. Read Full Article at RT.com

  • 25 Indian MPs test positive for Covid-19 as parliament meets for first time since March – reports
    by RT on September 14, 2020 at 14:31

    India’s parliament met on Monday for the first time in six months, as local media report seventeen members of the lower house and eight from the upper house have tested positive for coronavirus, having taken mandatory tests. Read Full Article at RT.com

  • ‘F*** Trump!’ Thug Filmed Destroying Woman’s Trump Stand While Shouting Racial Slurs
    on September 14, 2020 at 14:05

    Viral video shared Sunday on social media shows an African-American teenager destroying a White woman’s Trump stand while shouting racial slurs at her and screaming, “F*** Trump!” …

  • Iran blasts US for ‘worn-out propaganda’ after Politico article about ‘plot’ to kill American envoy in revenge for Soleimani
    by RT on September 14, 2020 at 13:41

    Tehran has accused the US of using “worn-out” methods to defame it on the world stage. It comes after a US media report claimed that Iran was mulling a plan to avenge the death of its top commander by killing an American diplomat. Read Full Article at RT.com

  • Diamond worlds ‘unlike anything in our Solar System’ are entirely possible. We just haven’t found them yet
    by RT on September 14, 2020 at 13:32

    As an extra incentive to get humanity’s colonization capabilities up to scratch, researchers have revealed that not only are worlds made mostly of diamonds possible, they are in fact quite probable (not to mention profitable). Read Full Article at RT.com

  • ‘From world at risk to world in disorder’: Political leaders failed to heed warnings over pandemic, global panel says
    by RT on September 14, 2020 at 12:12

    Financial and political investments in preparedness for an infectious disease pandemic have been insufficient and all countries are “paying the price,” The Global Preparedness Monitoring Board (GPMB) has said. Read Full Article at RT.com

  • Spain plans to extend furlough scheme into 2021 to guarantee workers part of their income
    by RT on September 14, 2020 at 10:17

    The Spanish government is considering extending the nationwide ERTE furlough scheme into 2021, Labor Minister Yolanda Diaz said on Monday. Read Full Article at RT.com

  • Video of man named ‘Ali’ sucker-punching Swedish woman prompts calls for vigilante groups to hunt down perpetrator
    by RT on September 14, 2020 at 10:02

    Video of a violent and unprovoked attack by a man on a woman in Malmo, while his accomplice howls with laughter in the background, has caused outrage in Sweden. Read Full Article at RT.com

  • Ankara doesn’t expect EU sanctions over dispute with Greece in eastern Mediterranean – FM
    by RT on September 14, 2020 at 09:28

    Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Monday that the European Union is unlikely to impose sanctions on Ankara over its territorial claims in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. Read Full Article at RT.com

  • Abe’s ‘loyal right-hand man’ Yoshihide Suga chosen by ruling party to succeed him as Japan’s PM
    by RT on September 14, 2020 at 07:20

    A top Japanese government official, Yoshihide Suga, has been selected to replace outgoing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Having led Japan since 2012, Abe is stepping down for health reasons. Read Full Article at RT.com

  • BLM Riot And Loot in Lancaster After Man Shot While Charging Cop With A Knife; Had Prior Charges For Stabbing 4 Others
    on September 14, 2020 at 06:59

    Black Lives Matter mobs rioted and looted in Lancaster, Pennsylvania on Sunday night after a non-white suspect was shot and killed while charging a police officer with a knife. …

  • Rahul Gandhi slams Indian PM Modi for being ‘busy with peacocks’ amid alarming Covid-19 numbers
    by RT on September 14, 2020 at 06:43

    High-profile Indian opposition politician Rahul Gandhi has accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of telling people to “save themselves” while failing to tackle the Covid-19 outbreak. Read Full Article at RT.com

  • Hundreds arrested in Minsk as protesters aim for elite district where Lukashenko’s top officials live
    by RT on September 13, 2020 at 21:07

    Protesters in Minsk attempted to make their way to the elite district where top Belarusian government officials reside, but were met by a large police force on the way. At least 400 people were arrested during Sunday’s protests. Read Full Article at RT.com

  • Netanyahu puts Israel into 3-week lockdown, citing rapid spread of Covid-19
    by RT on September 13, 2020 at 18:45

    Israel will impose a three-week nationwide lockdown starting Friday, due to the dire situation with regard to the coronavirus outbreak in the country, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a televised address. Read Full Article at RT.com

  • SECOND WAVE of Covid-19 already looming in Austria as new infections rise ‘day by day’ – Chancellor Kurz
    by RT on September 13, 2020 at 12:12

    The Covid-19 pandemic is already making a comeback in Austria, where infection rates are surging and the forthcoming winter promises to be “tough for us all,” Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has warned in an appeal to the nation. Read Full Article at RT.com

  • WATCH Colombians scuffle with riot squads in Bogota as outcry over police brutality intensifies
    by RT on September 13, 2020 at 11:28

    Fuelled by the death of an unarmed local man at the hands of police, protests against law enforcement brutality continued for the fourth night in Bogota, and descended into turbulent clashes with heavily armed riot squads. Read Full Article at RT.com

  • Aussie minister warns foreign journos against ‘slanted view’ in spy row with Beijing, as cops crush lockdown dissent at home
    by RT on September 13, 2020 at 11:20

    Australia’s Home Affairs Minister, Peter Dutton, warned foreign journalists that they may be investigated if they give a “slanted view” of the country. Meanwhile, cops in Victoria have crushed lockdown protests with an iron fist. Read Full Article at RT.com

  • ‘We Hope They Die!’ Protesters Gather Outside Hospital Treating 2 California Deputies Shot in Ambush
    on September 13, 2020 at 11:18

    Two Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies were shot repeatedly at point-blank range in an ambush on Saturday and Black Power protesters responded by gathering outside the hospital where they were being treated to shout “we hope they die” and threaten…

  • ‘I couldn’t breathe’: Aussie woman dragged from car in dramatic altercation with police at lockdown checkpoint (VIDEO)
    by RT on September 13, 2020 at 07:46

    A confrontation over a windscreen-mounted mobile phone saw a Victoria woman violently pulled from her vehicle by armed police, who allegedly wrestled her to the ground. The dramatic arrest was captured by the phone’s camera. Read Full Article at RT.com

  • Israel to enter full-blown lockdown, shut schools & close most non-essential businesses from September 18 – report
    by RT on September 13, 2020 at 00:20

    Israel is poised to declare the whole country a “red zone” due to a spike in Covid-19 cases, limiting people’s movements to a 500-meter radius from home and closing all non-essential businesses that serve customers in person. Read Full Article at RT.com

  • WATCH: Greek police fire tear gas at migrants protesting after blaze at Europe’s largest refugee center
    by RT on September 12, 2020 at 14:36

    Clashes erupted and police fired tear gas as a large crowd of migrants protested on the Greek island of Lesbos after Moria refugee center, the largest in Europe, burnt down earlier this week. Read Full Article at RT.com

  • Yellow Vests’ encore: Tear gas & dozens of arrests as France’s most vocal protest movement makes 1st comeback during Covid-19
    by RT on September 12, 2020 at 12:42

    For the first time in months, the ‘Yellow Vests’ have this Saturday resumed their protest activities on the streets of Paris. The sizeable march quickly descended into chaos, scuffles with police and numerous arrests. Read Full Article at RT.com

  • Former Al Jazeera head asks Twitter to help compile list of Arab journalists supportive of mending ties with Israel
    by RT on September 12, 2020 at 12:00

    The former head of Qatar’s Al Jazeera news network wants a list of Arab journalists who backed the decision by the UAE and Bahrain to mend ties with Israel. He said it was for documentation purposes, not to shame them. Read Full Article at RT.com

  • Iran executes champion wrestler over killing of security agent amid violent 2018 anti-govt uprising
    by RT on September 12, 2020 at 10:39

    Iranian athlete Navid Afkari, whose trial gained global attention and the intercession of Donald Trump, was executed over alleged complicity in murdering a member of security forces during anti-government rallies two years ago. Read Full Article at RT.com

  • Melbourne’s anti-lockdown ‘freedom walk’ ends up in arrests, as police vastly outnumber protesters (VIDEO)
    by RT on September 12, 2020 at 09:12

    Dozens of Melburnians defied stern warnings from the police and turned up at a banned anti-lockdown rally, which was then swarmed by throngs of officers, who used full force to impose harsh Covid-19 restrictions. Read Full Article at RT.com

  • Iran slams Bahrain’s ‘shameful’ move to normalize ties with Israel, calling it betrayal of Palestinians
    by RT on September 12, 2020 at 08:34

    Israel is a threat to the Muslim world, and by normalizing relations with it, Bahrain becomes complicit in the crimes carried out by the Jewish state, the Iranian Foreign Ministry warned. Read Full Article at RT.com

  • California is burning because we have changed the climate
    by Charles Lenchner on September 11, 2020 at 19:49

    Climate change is making wildfires stronger while global warming makes heat waves more frequent, intense and longer-lasting. The post California is burning because we have changed the climate appeared first on The Real News Network.

  • Why are we just hearing evidence Trump knew dangers of COVID now?
    by James Daley on September 11, 2020 at 19:23

    Trump said he didn’t want to cause ‘panic’ while he stokes false fears about Antifa coming to the suburbs and an election that’s rigged against him. Meanwhile author Bob Woodward has come under fire for holding onto the tapes for months despite Trump’s public denials over COVID and the growing deathtoll. The post Why are we just hearing evidence Trump knew dangers of COVID now? appeared first on The Real News Network.

  • Washington Mystics’ Myisha Hines-Allen, Ariel Atkins lead efforts in WNBA’s bubble
    by Charles Lenchner on September 11, 2020 at 18:31

    The team arrived to the court in white shirts with seven gunshot wounds painted on their backs. It was a stark reminder that just days prior Kenosha police officer Rusten Sheskey fired the same number of shots into Jacob Blake’s back The post Washington Mystics’ Myisha Hines-Allen, Ariel Atkins lead efforts in WNBA’s bubble appeared first on The Real News Network.

  • The theology of police authority: the impact of Romans 13
    by Automation User on September 11, 2020 at 17:49

    A deep dive into the inner workings of a church in Kenosha, WI that espouses the scripture of Romans 13 to imbue police authority with the power of the word of God. The department’s theology and misconduct is exposed by a former Kenosha police detective. The post The theology of police authority: the impact of Romans 13 appeared first on The Real News Network.

  • George Floyd Swallowed Drugs During May 2019 Arrest: Court Filing
    on September 11, 2020 at 07:30

    George Floyd swallowed drugs during a prior arrest on May 6, 2019 according to a new court filing that has been completely ignored by the media for two weeks. …

  • NFL Fans Boo Woke Political Opener to Chiefs-Texans Game
    on September 11, 2020 at 02:44

    Sports fans are sick and tired of woke political bulls**t being shoved down their throats by privileged millionaire sportsball players and their billionaire team owners. …

  • Smoke from climate change-fueled wildfires blocks out California sun
    by Jocelyn Dombroski on September 10, 2020 at 18:38

    Gov. Gavin Newsom called the fires “climate-induced,” and said he had “no patience for climate-deniers,” but has approved dozens of new fracking permits this year. The post Smoke from climate change-fueled wildfires blocks out California sun appeared first on The Real News Network.

  • America’s settler colonialist roots explain how we see property rights
    by Automation User on September 10, 2020 at 14:48

    How the colonization of the United States helped create the American obsession with property rights and property damage over people’s rights. The post America’s settler colonialist roots explain how we see property rights appeared first on The Real News Network.

  • Independent Journalist ‘Beaten Bloody by Antifa’ in Portland, Media Yawns
    on September 10, 2020 at 10:02

    Independent journalist Tayler Hansen was reportedly “beaten bloody” by four black bloc antifa militants on Tuesday night in Portland and the media couldn’t care less. …

  • Mattis Told Intel Chief They May ‘Have to Take Collective Action’ Against ‘Unfit’ Trump: Woodward
    on September 10, 2020 at 08:50

    Former defense secretary Jim Mattis appears to have been plotting a coup with then-Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats after growing furious with President Trump for banning transgenders from the military and moving to pull out of Afghanistan…

  • “You Really Drank The Kool-Aid, Didn’t You?” Trump Mocks Woodward Question On “White Privilege”
    on September 10, 2020 at 08:14

    President Donald Trump hilariously mocked Bob Woodward after he spent 45 seconds trying to set the commander-in-chief up to apologize for his “white privilege.” …

  • Trump’s ‘War On Journalism’ Takes Center Stage At Julian Assange’s Extradition Hearing
    by Kevin Gosztola on September 9, 2020 at 20:53

    Kevin Gosztola recaps Day 3 of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s September extradition hearing, including testimony by Trevor Timm. The post Trump’s ‘War On Journalism’ Takes Center Stage At Julian Assange’s Extradition Hearing appeared first on Shadowproof.

  • ‘Legendary’: Seattle Cop Trolls Hysterical Leftist After Arresting BLM Leader For ‘Spitting On Cop’
    on September 9, 2020 at 09:11

    Seattle Black Lives Matter protest organizer Tatyana Paris Swan, aka “Tatii Swan,” was arrested on Monday night on three counts of assault after throwing a temper tantrum and allegedly attacking a cop and spitting on him while calling him a “piece of…

  • White Female BLM Protester to Cops: “If You Take That Badge Off, I’ll Suck Your D**k”
    on September 9, 2020 at 06:51

    A vile White female Black Lives Matter protester in Los Angeles on Tuesday night was filmed telling police officers she’ll fellate them if they take their badges off and quit their jobs. …

  • VIDEO: Protester ‘Struck’ by Car During Riots in Rochester
    on September 9, 2020 at 04:23

    A “protester” blocking a street during the riots in Rochester, New York on Friday was seen getting “struck” by a car — if you can even call it that. …

  • Rabid Leftists Arrested For Stealing MAGA Hat From Child Have Charges Upgraded to Hate Crimes
    on September 9, 2020 at 04:05

    Two rabid leftist women filmed stealing a MAGA hat from a child outside the Democratic National Convention in Wilmington last month have had their charges “upgraded” to hate crimes. …

  • Public Support For Sports Implodes As Leagues Embrace Black Lives Matter, Polls Find
    on September 9, 2020 at 03:19

    Americans have gone from viewing the sports industry positively, on balance, to negatively in the wake of sports leagues embracing the divisive Black Lives Matter movement, a new survey found. …

  • In Extradition Hearing, Julian Assange’s Legal Team Focuses On US Torture And War Crimes Exposed By WikiLeaks
    by Kevin Gosztola on September 8, 2020 at 22:51

    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s legal team spent the second morning of a major extradition hearing focusing a magistrate court judge’s attention on United States torture and war crimes that Assange helped to expose. Defense attorney Mark Summers called Clive Stafford Smith, a human rights attorney who has represented prisoners at The post In Extradition Hearing, Julian Assange’s Legal Team Focuses On US Torture And War Crimes Exposed By WikiLeaks appeared first on Shadowproof.

  • Rochester Police Chief, Entire Command Staff Retire After Mayor Enlists ‘Elders’ to Serve As Human Shields Against Them
    on September 8, 2020 at 20:25

    Rochester Police Chief La’Ron Singletary and his entire command staff announced their sudden retirements on Tuesday, just two days after Mayor Lovely Warren announced a plan to enlist “elders” to serve as human shields for “protesters” who rioted for…

  • 5 Alarm Fascism: Trump’s Burning it All Down
    by Dwayne Gladden on September 8, 2020 at 18:55

    Stir Crazy! Episode 86: Today we are joined by associate professor, Hussman School of Journalism & Media at UNC Chapel Hill Deb Aikat, Indigenous activist and writer Shawn Fleek, and TRNN reporter Steve Horn. Hosted by Kim Brown. The post 5 Alarm Fascism: Trump’s Burning it All Down appeared first on The Real News Network.

  • COVID-19 could be a death sentence for elderly prisoners
    by Automation User on September 8, 2020 at 15:56

    Members of the group Releasing Aging People in Prison talk about officials’ refusal to release aging prisoners with violent offenses, although studies show the chances of someone reoffending as they age are minimal. The post COVID-19 could be a death sentence for elderly prisoners appeared first on The Real News Network.

  • Beyond Prisons Podcast: Prison By Any Other Name Feat. Maya Schenwar & Victoria Law
    by Beyond Prisons on September 8, 2020 at 14:49

    We discuss the fundamental issues with reform & the co-optation of abolitionist demands, how electronic monitoring denies people’s basic needs while shifting the costs of incarceration from the government onto the individual, why community policing is anti-community, and more. The post Beyond Prisons Podcast: Prison By Any Other Name Feat. Maya Schenwar & Victoria Law appeared first on Shadowproof.

  • WHEC Gets Around to Covering “Peaceful” Protesters’ Attack On Their Reporter
    on September 7, 2020 at 23:59

    WHEC on Monday night responded to my report detailing how reporter Charles Molineaux and his security guard were attacked and chased by a knife-wielding Black Lives Matter mob during so-called “peaceful protests” on Sunday night in Rochester, New Yor…

  • Judge Railroads Assange As Legal Team Objects To Fresh Extradition Request
    by Kevin Gosztola on September 7, 2020 at 15:57

    Judge Vanessa Baraitser rejected attempt by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to remove conduct from United States’ fresh extradition request. The post Judge Railroads Assange As Legal Team Objects To Fresh Extradition Request appeared first on Shadowproof.

  • WHEC Reporter Chased By Knife-Wielding BLM Mob — Station Ignores Attack And Describes ‘Protests’ As ‘Peaceful’
    on September 7, 2020 at 08:35

    WHEC reporter Charles Molineaux was attacked and chased by a knife-wielding Black Lives Matter mob during “protests” on Sunday night in Rochester and yet his own news station ignored the incident and described the night’s “protests” as “peaceful” on …

  • Rochester Mayor Enlists Church Elders To Serve As Human Shields For Black Lives Matter ‘Protesters’
    on September 7, 2020 at 07:13

    Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren apparently saw the videos of Black Lives Matter mobs attacking diners at a local restaurant on Friday and rioting in the streets and figured the proper response is to give the rioters human shields to protect them from p…

  • “We’re Shutting Your Party Down!” BLM Mob Attack Diners, Shove Food & Drinks Off Tables in Rochester
    on September 7, 2020 at 06:00

    Black Lives Matter riots are ramping up in Rochester, New York and the mob has white diners in their targets. …

  • Portland: Antifa Throw Molotov At Police, Set Their Comrades On Fire Instead
    on September 7, 2020 at 05:09

    Life comes at you fast! …

  • Feds Entrap Two ‘Boogaloo Bois’ In World’s Dumbest Plot to ‘Arm Hamas,’ Topple Statues, Attack White Supremacists, Politicians & Police
    on September 7, 2020 at 04:13

    The FBI and the DOJ entrapped two low-IQ “Boogaloo Bois” in a cockamamie scheme to send arms to what they were told was Hamas, attack monuments and attack white supremacists, politicians, police and the media. …

  • ‘F**k White People!’ BLM Mob Scream At Elderly Diners, Steal Their Drink & Attack White Man in Pittsburgh
    on September 7, 2020 at 04:06

    Black Lives Matter rioters on Sunday were filmed screaming “f**k white people” and “f**k the police” at an elderly white couple dining outside at a restaurant in Pittsburgh and then assaulting a white man in the street. …

  • Julian Assange’s Lawyer In United States Describes What Makes US Prosecution Against Him ‘Very Dangerous’
    by Shadowproof on September 5, 2020 at 21:05

    Ahead of the trial portion of Julian Assange’s extradition hearing, Shadowproof managing editor Kevin Gosztola interviewed Barry Pollack, who is Assange’s lawyer in the United States. The post Julian Assange’s Lawyer In United States Describes What Makes US Prosecution Against Him ‘Very Dangerous’ appeared first on Shadowproof.

  • Pres. Trump Tweetstorm Bashes ‘Anti-White’ Critical Race Theory: ‘This Is A Sickness That Cannot Be Allowed to Continue’
    on September 5, 2020 at 19:40

    President Donald Trump on Saturday went on a tweetstorm bashing critical race theory and “white privilege” brainwashing as “a sickness than cannot be allowed to continue” and shared a tweet from The Columbia Bugle explicitly calling it out as “Anti-W…

  • Trump Admin Bans ‘Critical Race Theory,’ ‘White Privilege’ Brainwashing Sessions For Govt Agencies
    on September 5, 2020 at 00:39

    President Trump is ordering the end of “taxpayer funded indoctrination trainings that sow division and racism” through Cultural Marxist propaganda like “white privilege” and “critical race theory.” …

  • 108 inmates test positive for COVID-19 in ‘trailer jail’
    by Kelly McAdams on September 4, 2020 at 22:31

    The jail was only reporting 78 active cases, but this number doesn’t include people who were already released or those who’s test results have not come in yet, so the real number is likely much higher. The post 108 inmates test positive for COVID-19 in ‘trailer jail’ appeared first on The Real News Network.

  • Trump tells supporters to commit a felony by voting twice
    by Automation User on September 4, 2020 at 22:29

    The GOP has been trying to tip the scales on U.S. elections for a long time, but efforts are becoming more brazen. The post Trump tells supporters to commit a felony by voting twice appeared first on The Real News Network.

  • Foreign journalists, contract employees ultimate losers in fight for control over taxpayer-funded global news network
    by Charles Lenchner on September 4, 2020 at 21:52

    The situation is dire for those foreign journalists, who are fearing a backlash from the security establishments and violent non-state actors in their home country where association with US government agencies such as VOA are not looked upon favorably. The post Foreign journalists, contract employees ultimate losers in fight for control over taxpayer-funded global news network appeared first on The Real News Network.

  • Antifa Who Murdered Trump Supporter Dies in ‘Shootout’ With U.S. Marshals Task Force
    on September 4, 2020 at 02:11

    Michael Reinoehl, the Antifa terrorist who shot and killed beloved Trump supporter Aaron Danielson in Portland on Saturday night, was killed in shootout with a U.S. Marshals Task Force, according to a report. …

  • ‘This Is My S**t!’ BLM Protester Slams BLM Protesters For Destroying Her ‘Black-Owned’ Business
    on September 3, 2020 at 04:55

    Video went viral on social media Wednesday of a Black Lives Matter protester screaming at other Black Lives Matter protesters for destroying her “Black-owned” gas station. …

  • Feds Start Charging Portland Rioters For Crimes Against State Officers
    on September 3, 2020 at 02:31

    The feds have started bringing alleged Portland rioters up on federal “civil disorder” charges for crimes against state officers who “have been cross-deputized by the federal government,” Andy Ngo reported Wednesday. …

  • California Passes Bill to Decriminalize Men Having Sex With Boys
    on September 3, 2020 at 01:40

    California’s legislature has passed San Francisco state Senator Scott Wiener’s bill to decriminalize adult men having sex with boys after all opponents to the bill were smeared by the media and Wiener himself as “homophobic” and “anti-Semitic.” …

  • Pres. Trump: “The Media Is What’s Fueling” Violence Across America
    on September 2, 2020 at 03:37

    President Donald Trump on Tuesday called out the press for “fueling” the violence and rioting in cities across America and blasted them for refusing to cover the “targeted” killing of Aaron “Jay” Danielson at a pro-Trump rally in Portland on Saturday…

  • Facebook Threatens to Delete Mark Dice Over Clip of Kyle Rittenhouse Offering Medical Aid to Protesters
    on September 2, 2020 at 02:32

    Facebook is threatening to delete Mark Dice’s account with over 800,000 followers because he shared a video of accused shooter Kyle Rittenhouse offering medical aid to protesters during the Black Lives Matter riots in Kenosha last week. …

  • Kyle Rittenhouse Speaks: ‘I Just Want To Thank Every Single One Of You From The Bottom Of My Heart’
    on September 2, 2020 at 00:06

    Kyle Rittenhouse spoke out from jail on Tuesday evening to thank all his supporters from “the bottom of my heart” in a call with his attorney John Pierce. …

  • Kyle Rittenhouse Legal Defense Funds Have Raised Over $900,000
    on September 1, 2020 at 03:28

    Two legal defense funds for Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old charged with first-degree murder for allegedly shooting three rioters in Kenosha last week, have raised over $900,000 as of Monday night. …

  • ‘This Is 100% Self-Defense’: Kyle Rittenhouse’s Attorney Sets The Record Straight On Tucker Carlson Tonight
    on August 31, 2020 at 23:23

    Kyle Rittenhouse’s attorney, John Pierce, appeared Monday night on Tucker Carlson Tonight to present his case that the shooting in Kenosha last week was a clear-cut instance of self-defense. …

  • Trump On Kyle Rittenhouse: ‘He Was Trying to Get Away… They Very Violently Attacked Him… He Probably Would Have Been Killed’
    on August 31, 2020 at 21:30

    President Donald Trump on Monday said videos from the Kenosha riots last week show Kyle Rittenhouse was “trying to get away” from a mob before he tripped and fell and was “violently attacked” and he “probably would have been killed” had he not defend…

  • ‘I Am 100% ANTIFA’: Portland Police Investigate Suspect Identified by 4Chan Hours After Shooting
    on August 31, 2020 at 16:13

    Portland police are investigating a 48-year-old man in the fatal shooting of a Trump supporter on Saturday night, according to Oregon Live, citing sources familiar with the case but not authorized to discuss it. He was also identified as the man capt…

  • ‘They Hunted Him Down’: Friend of Murdered Trump Supporter Speaks Out
    on August 31, 2020 at 16:05

    A friend of Aaron “Jay” Danielson who was stood next to Danielson when he was executed in cold blood has spoken out, saying the pair were deliberately “hunted down” by leftists. …

  • Trump Supporter Shot Dead in The Street During Pro-Trump Rally in Portland
    on August 30, 2020 at 04:15

    A member of the pro-Trump “Patriot Prayer” group was reportedly shot dead in the street during a pro-Trump rally in downtown Portland on Saturday night. …

  • Facebook to Censor ‘Support’ For Kyle Rittenhouse; Blocks All Searches For His Name
    on August 30, 2020 at 02:14

    Facebook has announced they intend to censor content that “praises, supports, or represents” Kyle Rittenhouse because they’ve chosen to label him a “mass shooter” and they’ve begun blocking all search results for his name. …

  • Kyle Rittenhouse Was ‘Turned On’ by Mob For Trying to Put Out Car Fires, Witness Says [UPDATED]
    on August 29, 2020 at 14:39

    Kyle Rittenhouse was “turned on” by a mob on Tuesday night in Kenosha for trying to put out car fires after having put out a fire at a Church earlier in the night, according to a man who reportedly witnessed the riots first hand and allegedly met and…

  • Kyle Rittenhouse Worked As Lifeguard In Kenosha On Day Of Shooting, Cleaned Graffiti Off Local School After Work: Legal Team
    on August 29, 2020 at 01:04

    Kyle Rittenhouse was working as a community lifeguard in Kenosha on the day of the shooting, went to clean graffiti off a public high school near the Kenosha County Courthouse after work and did not carry a gun across state lines, according to a stat…

  • Gun Owners of America Issues Statement in Defense of Kyle Rittenhouse; Say Lawyers Are Examining Case
    on August 28, 2020 at 23:01

    Gun Owners of America Senior Vice President Erich Pratt issued a statement defending Kyle Rittenhouse’s right to self-defense based off their analysis of publicly available video evidence and said their lawyers are looking into the case. …

  • WATCH: Leftist Mob Attacks Trump Supporters, Sen. Rand Paul And Police Outside RNC
    on August 28, 2020 at 21:58

    A mob of leftist rioters were filmed attacking Trump supporters, Senator Rand Paul and his wife Kelley, as well as DC police outside the White House on Thursday night after President Trump’s speech at the Republican National Convention. …

  • Kyle Rittenhouse ‘Did Not Carry A Gun Across State Lines,’ Attorney L. Lin Wood Says
    on August 28, 2020 at 21:16

    Attorney L Lin Wood said Friday on Twitter that Kyle Rittenhouse “did not carry a gun across state lines” and warned those making the claim they may get sued for defamation. …

  • Official Legal Defense Fund For Kyle Rittenhouse Launched by Attnys L. Lin Wood And John Pierce
    on August 28, 2020 at 00:03

    Nick Sandmann’s attorney L Lin Wood has teamed up with John Pierce and the law firm Pierce Bainbridge, which has represented President Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani and former Trump adviser Carter Page, to provide 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhou…

  • ‘Enough Is Enough’: CovCath Attorney Lin Wood Offers to Help Kyle Rittenhouse For Free After GoFundMe Shuts Down Legal Defense Fund
    on August 27, 2020 at 08:15

    Lin Wood, the famed attorney who successfully represented Covington Catholic’s Nick Sandmann in multiple lawsuits against the media, graciously and heroically offered to help Kyle Rittenhouse for free on Thursday morning after GoFundMe suspended his …

  • First Assailant Shot by Kyle Rittenhouse Was A Registered Sex Offender For Sex Crime Involving A Minor
    on August 27, 2020 at 07:33

    The first assailant who was filmed chasing Kyle Rittenhouse down in Kenosha on Tuesday night and throwing an object at him before charging him like a raging bull and getting shot is a registered sex offender for a sex crime involving a minor. …

  • CNN’s Lemon: Rioting Needs to Stop Because “It’s Showing Up In The Polls”
    on August 26, 2020 at 18:41

    CNN’s Don Lemon said Tuesday night that leftists’ rioting needs to stop because “it’s showing up in polling” and “showing up in focus groups.” …

  • Teen Filmed Shooting Rioters In Self-Defense Charged With First-Degree Murder
    on August 26, 2020 at 16:36

    Kyle Rittenhouse, 17, was reportedly arrested at his home in Antioch, Illinois on Wednesday and charged with first-degree murder for shooting three rioters in Kenosha, Wisconsin who were filmed violently attacking him on Tuesday night. …

  • PA State Police Say Homeowners ‘Exchanged Gunfire’ With Armed BLM ‘Activists’ in Bedford County
    on August 26, 2020 at 12:52

    Pennsylvania State Police reported Tuesday afternoon that there was an “exchange” of gunfire between property owners and Black Lives Matter “activists” during the shooting incident in Bedford County on Monday night and “a shotgun, shotgun shells, a s…

  • SHOCK VIDEO: Rioters Shot Dead After Swarming And Attacking Armed Guard in Kenosha
    on August 26, 2020 at 11:11

    Three rioters were shot and two died after allegedly attacking a young man guarding businesses in Kenosha, Wisconsin on Tuesday night. …

  • Wisco, Day 2: BLM Rioters Knock Out Businessman Trying to Stop Looters, Set Fire to Apartments With ‘Families Trapped’ Inside & More
    on August 25, 2020 at 15:31

    Black Lives Matter rioters were filmed attacking a business owner trying to save his business from looters, setting fires to apartments a woman claimed had “families trapped” inside, smashing cars and more on the second day of riots in Wisconsin seek…

  • BLM Activists Scream At White Couple Dining Outside in DC ‘For Not Raising Black Power Fist’
    on August 25, 2020 at 12:44

    Black Lives Matter activists in Washington, DC were filmed screaming at a white couple dining outside at a restaurant for allegedly not complying with their demand to “raise their fists for black power.” …

  • WATCH: Man Drives Slowly Through BLM Mob Blocking Gas Station, Gets Out And Buys Gas
    on August 25, 2020 at 11:17

    A Louisiana man was filmed driving at a snail’s pace through a mob of Black Lives Matter agitators blocking a gas station in Lafayette and then casually getting gas as the mob screamed “racist” and other garbage in his face. …

  • VIDEO: Homeowner ‘Exchanges Gunfire’ With Armed ‘Protesters’ Marching Through Neighborhood At Night
    on August 25, 2020 at 09:20

    UPDATE III: Pennsylvania State Police reported Tuesday afternoon that there was an “exchange” of gunfire between property owners and Black Lives Matter “activists” during the shooting incident in Bedford County on Monday night and “a shotgun, shotgun…

  • BLM Rioting And Looting Breaks Out in Wisconsin After Wanted Felon Shot While Resisting Arrest
    on August 24, 2020 at 10:55

    Rioting and looting broke out in Wisconsin on Sunday night after an African-American wanted felon who has been charged with gun crimes, sex crimes and domestic abuse was shot and wounded while resisting arrest. …

  • Portland: Antifa, BLM Rioters Attack Police And Proud Boys With ‘Urine And Feces’
    on August 23, 2020 at 17:19

    Antifa and Black Lives Matter rioters in Portland over the weekend reportedly attacked police and Proud Boys marchers with urine and feces. …

  • Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar: “Child Trafficking And The Deep State Are Real, ‘Systemic Racism’ Is A Hoax”
    on August 23, 2020 at 16:03

    A hero has risen. …

  • GOP Seek to One-Up Dems’ Boring Convention With Snoozefest of Their Own
    on August 23, 2020 at 13:05

    You’re going to fall asleep listening to speeches from Nikki Haley, Kevin McCarthy, Joni Ernst and Tim Scott and you’re going to like it! …

  • Texas DPS Tracking Down And Arresting Rioters And Looters
    on August 23, 2020 at 12:06

    The Texas Department of Public Safety is tracking down and arresting rioters and looters and the media is absolutely furious. …

  • Chicago: Man Steals 14-Year-Old’s Bike And Calls Him A Racist
    on August 23, 2020 at 11:18

    A 22-year-old African-American man was arrested earlier this week in Chicago and charged with two counts of felony robbery after he allegedly stole a 14-year-old boy’s bike and called him a racist. …

  • GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy: ‘There Is No Place For Q-Anon In The Republican Party’
    on August 23, 2020 at 10:28

    There is no place for the Republican base in the Republican Party. …

  • Trump Defends Q-Anon Believers After Reporter Pressures Him to Throw Them Under The Bus
    on August 20, 2020 at 15:44

    President Trump declined to throw his Q-Anon-believing supporters under the bus on Wednesday after a journo whined that they believe he is “secretly saving the world” from a “cult of pedophiles and cannibals.” …

  • RFK Jr Sues Facebook, Zuckerberg & Three ‘Fact-Checkers’ For ‘Government-Sponsored Censorship’
    on August 20, 2020 at 15:05

    Robert F Kennedy Jr’s Children’s Health Defense is suing Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg and three of Facebook’s “so-called fact checkers” for allegedly working on behalf of the government to censor their posts on public health. …

  • Call Of Duty Features Soviet Defector Yuri Bezmenov in New Trailer For ‘Black Ops: Cold War’
    on August 20, 2020 at 14:25

    The new trailer for Treyarch Studios’ “Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War” features Soviet defector Yuri Bezmenov whose viral lecture on how the US is being subverted from within was banned from YouTube late last year for so-called “hate speech.” …

  • Brian Kolfage, Steve Bannon & Others Arrested For Allegedly Defrauding ‘We Build The Wall’ Donors
    on August 20, 2020 at 13:18

    The Southern District of New York’s Audrey Strauss had Brian Kolfage, Steve Bannon and others arrested for allegedly funneling hundreds of thousands of dollars from the $25 million “We Build The Wall” GoFundMe campaign into their own pockets. …

  • The Cutting Edge of Wokeness
    on August 19, 2020 at 11:52

    “Crime” is just a social construct, so says New York Times contributor Char Adams. …

  • LEAK: Google Regularly Forwarding “Far-Right” Users’ Names And Addresses to Law Enforcement
    on August 19, 2020 at 09:37

    Whereas Apple refused to help the feds break into the iPhone of the San Bernardino terrorists, Google is reportedly regularly forwarding their “far-right” users’ names, addresses and other data to police just for “expressing extremist views.” …

  • Rolling Blackouts Return to California Amid Shift to ‘Green’ Energy
    on August 19, 2020 at 06:51

    California is once again experiencing rolling blackouts and the media is acting like the cause is a giant mystery. …

  • Goodyear Policy Bans ‘All Lives Matter’ And ‘Blue Lives Matter,’ Allows ‘Black Lives Matter’
    on August 19, 2020 at 04:20

    A leaked slide from a Goodyear presentation shared Tuesday revealed the company has a new zero-tolerance policy forbidding employees from expressing support for “All Lives Matter” or “Blue Lives Matter” but allowing support for “Black Lives Matter” a…

  • SHOCK VIDEO: Mob Runs Over And Beats Raccoon to Death in The Streets of New York City
    on August 19, 2020 at 02:25

    Shocking video out of New York City which went viral Tuesday on social media shows a mob running over a raccoon and beating the animal to death with a baseball bat in the street as onlookers celebrate and cheer. …

  • Manhunt Underway For BLM Rioter Allegedly Filmed Kicking Man In The Face
    on August 18, 2020 at 22:31

    A manhunt is reportedly underway to find Marquise “Keese” Love, the alleged attacker filmed kicking a white man in the face during a mob attack in Portland by Black Lives Matter rioters on Sunday night. …

  • Mark McCloskey to Speak at Republican National Convention
    on August 18, 2020 at 10:39

    It looks like the GOP might actually want to win in November. …

  • “What Can Be Done For This Man to Feel Like He Don’t Need to Loot Again?”
    on August 18, 2020 at 08:33

    What can society do to make a 20-year-old black man who filmed himself breaking into an ATM during the Chicago riots last week feel like he doesn’t “need to loot” again? …

  • “We Sick of Yo’ White A*s!” Minnesota Dem Candidate Threatens Small-Town Americans During BLM Protest
    on August 17, 2020 at 08:51

    John Thompson, who recently won the Democratic primary for the Minnesota House of Representatives District 67A, was filmed threatening a group of white teenage girls during an unhinged rant at a Black Lives Matter protest on Saturday in a suburb of H…

  • VIDEO: Portland Rioter Knocks Man Out With Vicious Kick To The Head
    on August 17, 2020 at 05:46

    Video out of Portland shows Black Lives Matter rioters attacking a white man and his wife in the street and viciously kicking the man in his head from behind in what appears to be an attempted murder. …

  • Cernovich: “Frank Fahrenkopf Has Tentatively Agreed to Allow ‘Zoom’ For At Least One of The Presidential Debates”
    on August 17, 2020 at 04:19

    Mike Cernovich reported Sunday that Frank Fahrenkopf, the co-chairman of the Commission on Presidential Debates, has “tentatively agreed to allow ‘Zoom’ for at least one of the presidential debates.” …

  • Two Boys Running Lemonade Stand Robbed at Gunpoint in Peoria
    on August 14, 2020 at 08:44

    Two boys running a lemonade stand were reportedly robbed at gunpoint by two men last week in Peoria, Illinois and the incident was caught on tape. …

  • ‘Give Up Your House!’ BLM Protesters Demand White ‘Gentrifiers’ in Seattle Hand Over Their Property
    on August 14, 2020 at 08:04

    Black Lives Matter protesters on Wednesday night marched through residential neighborhoods in Seattle and screamed at white “gentrifiers” to demand they hand over their property to black people. …

  • San Francisco Sen. Scott Wiener Introduces Bill to Decriminalize Men Having Sex With Boys
    on August 13, 2020 at 07:19

    San Francisco state Senator Scott Wiener has introduced a new bill to decriminalize adult men having sex with boys and he and his allies in the media are smearing all opposition as “homophobic” and “anti-Semitic.” …

  • Ghislaine Maxwell ‘Taken Off Suicide Watch’
    on August 13, 2020 at 06:05

    Nothing to see here, folks! …

  • Second Teen Killer Of John Weed Gets Off With Probation After Being Tried As Juvenile
    on August 13, 2020 at 05:44

    The 16-year-old filmed spitting on 59-year-old John Weed’s dying body after he and his 15-year-old brother fatally beat him for declining to give them $1 at a fair in Frederick, Maryland last year was tried as a juvenile and got off with mere probati…

  • Adult Male Filmed Assaulting Macy’s Employee Tried As ‘Youthful Trainee’; Claim Victim Said N-Word Admitted To Be A Lie
    on August 13, 2020 at 04:52

    The black male who was filmed by his brother assaulting a white Macy’s employee in Flint, Michigan is being sentenced as a “youthful trainee” by state prosecutors despite being a grown a** man and may just get probation. …

  • Report: U.S. Nuclear Research Lab Hosted Reeducation Camp For ‘White Males’
    on August 13, 2020 at 00:23

    The white men tasked with developing parts for nuclear weapons at one of our nation’s top nuclear weapons labs were sent to a 3-day reeducation camp to be harangued about their “white privilege” and told to write letters apologizing to PoCs for exist…

  • Joe Biden Picks Wall Street Shill Kamala Harris As VP
    on August 11, 2020 at 19:43

    Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden announced on Tuesday that he’s picking Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate. …

  • Cannon Hinnant, RIP: 5-Year-Old Boy ‘Executed Point Blank’ by Criminal Thug While Playing Outside
    on August 11, 2020 at 07:05

    Five-year-old Cannon Hinnant was allegedly executed at point-blank range with a gunshot to the head by 25-year-old felon Darius Nathaniel Sessoms while riding his bike and playing outside his house on Sunday evening in Wilson, North Carolina. …

  • Latrell Allen: Meet The 20-Yr-Old Gangbanger Whose ‘Shootout With Police’ Triggered Mass Looting In Chicago
    on August 11, 2020 at 03:49

    The gangbanger whose alleged shootout with police in Englewood triggered mass looting in Chicago on Sunday night has been identified as 20-year-old Latrell Allen, who was charged on Monday for attempted murder of police. …

  • Chicago: Mass Looting And Rioting Breaks Out After Black Gunman Wounded by Police
    on August 10, 2020 at 06:32

    Mass looting and rioting broke out in Chicago on Sunday night after a reportedly armed black suspect in his “late teens or early 20s” was wounded in a shootout with police in Englewood. …

  • Antifa End Up Getting Pummeled In A Ditch After Fight Breaks Out At ‘Back The Blue’ Rally In Colorado
    on August 9, 2020 at 15:41

    Antifa were filmed getting pummeled and thrown into a ditch on Saturday after a fight broke out at a pro-police rally in a residential neighborhood in Fort Collins, Colorado. …

  • How Alex Jones made Megyn Kelly look like a complete FOOL
    by Mike Adams on June 21, 2017 at 23:05

    Look, I don’t agree with Alex Jones on everything, and he’s made some journalistic mistakes that he’s apologized for, but he sure pulled off a strategic victory against the fake news media (NBC, CNN, NYT, etc.) in his recent face-off with Megyn Kelly, leaving her looking like a complete fool. Actually, “fool” isn’t quite the

  • COVER UP: Did Susan Rice’s records get moved to the Obama prez library to avoid having them released to public?
    by JD Heyes on June 21, 2017 at 22:20

    Efforts by a conservative legal watchdog group to obtain records pertaining to former National Security Advisor Susan Rice’s alleged efforts to unmask the names of Americans caught up in surveillance of foreign subjects — perhaps for political purposes — has been thwarted after they were handed over to the Barack Obama presidential library. In a press

  • Voters shun Hollywood Left and Democrats once again after they spent RECORD amount in Georgia House race
    by JD Heyes on June 21, 2017 at 22:18

    Democrats and their sycophantic bots in Hollywood can’t catch an electoral break these days, having lost yet another special election after hyping it once more as a supposed ‘referendum’ on President Donald J. Trump. Republican Karen Handel defeated Democratic challenger Jon Ossoff for a seat in Georgia vacated by Tom Price, who gave it up

  • Climate change propagandists turn to FAKE SCIENCE VIDEO that falsely claims Manhattan will be under water in 60 years
    by Ethan Huff on June 21, 2017 at 21:54

    A new video has begun circulating the internet that claims New York City will soon be under several feet of water because of the recent decision by President Trump to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Accord. A duo from France known as “Claire and Max” apparently used Photoshop and three-dimensional simulation software

  • Dershowitz warns that left-wing media frenzy endangers civil liberties by promoting LIES about Trump and the presidency
    by JD Heyes on June 21, 2017 at 21:52

    He supported President Obama and politically leans very much to the Left, but when it comes to the construct of American government, there are few better defenders of our constitutional system than Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz. And the good professor does not like what he is seeing and hearing in regards to all of

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