US hits the HIGHEST daily COVID death toll as CDC tells Americans to cancel Christmas travel
on December 3, 2020 at 04:00
The CDC has warned Americans to postpone their travels plans and stay at home for Christmas and the holiday season amid a historic rise in coronavirus cases, hospitalizations and deaths.
Winding Up Americans
by Tyler Durden on December 3, 2020 at 04:00
Winding Up Americans Tyler Durden Wed, 12/02/2020 – 23:00 Authored by Jeff Thomas via InternationalMan.com, For the last four years, Americans have become increasingly polarised – divided between Democrat crusaders who are determined to save America from becoming a racist, sexist Nazi dictatorship under Donald Trump, versus Republican crusaders who are determined to save America from becoming a liberal Marxist state under a Democratic reign. This fervour has become so extreme that families can no longer meet for the holidays without a conversational blow-up. No longer are people “entitled to their opinions.” This has become a crusade between Good and Evil. (“I’m good. You’re evil.”) The absurd nature of this dichotomy has reached the point that even Dr. Phil is increasing his viewership by featuring disputes between siblings who are on opposite sides of the political divide and are no longer speaking to each other. At this point, all that remains to be done by the networks would be to air a Red versus Blue television game show in which contestants compete with their own family members to “Win the White House.” Until November, the great majority of Americans appear to have been hoping that the November election would end this strife one way or the other. My take on this has been that the opposite would happen after 3rd November. The fireworks would increase exponentially after the election. The election would be hotly contested by whomever was the apparent loser. This should easily have been foreseen, as the media on the right have insisted for months that the Democrat encouragement for mail-in ballots was a precursor to election fraud. Similarly, the media on the left have insisted for months that Donald Trump’s suggestion that he may not accept the election results meant that he was planning a coup after he (presumably inevitably) lost the election. And now, the battle has been met. It’s been estimated that 93% of all Fox watchers are Republicans and 95% of MSNBC watchers are Democrats. Since neither side watches the other’s news programme, each side is cognizant of only its own team’s heavily slanted rhetoric. The conservative media is awash with details of voter fraud by Democrats, whilst the liberal media states with equal conviction that Mister Trump and his lawyers have provided no details whatever. Therefore, those who voted Republican will conclude by watching their own “unbiased” news channel that Democrats have tried to steal the election and thereby steal control of the country. And those who voted Democrat will conclude by watching their own “unbiased” news channel that Republicans have tried to steal the election and thereby steal control of the country. But how did this get to be so bad? Americans have not been so wound up – nor so polarised – since 1861, at the beginning of the Civil War. Indeed, the post-election fervour is as strong as though Fort Sumter had just been fired upon. More importantly, what will be the outcome? Will the courts rule against the claims of Mister Trump? If so, that decision will enrage an already angry right-wing crowd, refusing to vacate the White House and defending it against the pinko mob. Or will the courts rule in favour of Mister Trump? If so, that decision will unleash nationwide riots, intent on bringing down the evil dictator. Either way, we can anticipate that the US will be in flames. If for any reason the level of strife is insufficient, those with deep pockets will hire squads of shills as mercenary soldiers. The populace will be in terror. Republican voters will beg the federal government to bring in the troops to contain Antifa and the BLM mob. Democratic voters will beg the federal government to bring in the troops to quell the Republican militias. In such an upheaval, the one thing both sides will have in common is that they will both beg for the creation of a police state. And the federal government will answer that call. Martial law would be declared, possibly as a “temporary measure,” until normalcy has returned. But what if normalcy does not return? What if pockets of violence continue to pop up all over the map with regularity? If that occurs, martial law would need to continue for as long as it was deemed necessary, which would be likely to translate into a permanent police state. At one time, the media was for the most part impartial and benign, but in recent decades it has been bought out by four large corporations. And some of those corporations own and direct both liberal and conservative networks, which would seem to be at odds with each other. However, they are not. Today, the objective of the media is not to offer news. It is to create strife – to pit one half of the electorate against the other. In doing so, the ruling elite have the justification to lock down the entire USA under martial law. Once that has been accomplished, the elite may do as they please. As in all countries where a police state has been achieved – such as Nazi Germany, Mao’s China or Stalin’s Russia – once military control has been put into place nationwide, meaningful protest ends. In each of the above cases, the populace was whipped up into a frenzy of hate and violence against the Jews or the aristocracy or whatever other demon had been invented. But the real objective and the result were the subjugation of the populace. The American populace has been programmed like windup toys, with the ruling elite winding up the keys on their backs as tightly as they will go. When the levers are released, Americans will act dramatically and, in many cases, blindly. At this point, it’s not too late for people to stand back, take a deep breath and ask themselves if they’re not being conned into their own subjugation. But it would appear that they’ve been wound up so tightly that such objectivity is unlikely to occur. However, if they do not, they risk losing what remains of their once-proud democracy. * * * Economically, politically, and socially, the United States seems to be headed down a path that’s not only inconsistent with the founding principles of the country, but accelerating quickly toward boundless decay. In the years ahead, there will likely be much less stability of any kind. That’s exactly why New York Times bestselling author Doug Casey and his team just released an urgent new report titled Doug Casey’s Top 7 Predictions for the Raging 2020s. Click here to download the free PDF now.
Trump personally sues Wisconsin for ‘unlawful and unconstitutional acts’ during the election
on December 3, 2020 at 03:54
President Trump is personally suing Wisconsin for ‘unlawful and unconstitutional acts’ during the presidential election in his latest legal bid to overturn Joe Biden’s win in the state.
Nurse along with her two roommates hit with criminal charges for hosting a Halloween party for 100
on December 3, 2020 at 03:54
Three women including a nurse have been charged for violating Nashville’s coronavirus restrictions on gatherings. At least 100 people were present at a Halloween house party in East Nashville.
Ivanka Trump deposed in lawsuit alleging misuse of inauguration funds
on December 3, 2020 at 03:53
Ivanka Trump was deposed by the Washington D.C. Attorney General’s office on Tuesday as part of its ongoing lawsuit against the Trump Inaugural Committee.
Now a bar pretends to be a church to beat COVID rules
by WND News Services on December 3, 2020 at 03:49
(THE GUARDIAN) — Name: The Church of 400 Rabbits. Age: Pending approval from the Nottingham’s registrar general. Appearance: A colourful, dimly lit, Aztec-themed bar. “The Church of 400 Rabbits” sounds more like a kung fu movie than a place of worship. Wait, it gets better: this church has a six-page tequila menu. Read the full… The post Now a bar pretends to be a church to beat COVID rules appeared first on WND.
Metal pillar suddenly appears on top of California’s Pine Mountain
on December 3, 2020 at 03:47
Dozen of local hikers made the trek to the top of the mountain in Atascadero to snap a photo with the pillar, which mysteriously showed up on Wednesday.
Trump’s bizarre 46-minute video claiming the election was stolen sends Twitter into a frenzy
on December 3, 2020 at 03:40
Twitter took to social media to share memes mocking Trump for holding visual graphics during a bizarre video that he posted on Facebook where he called for the election to be ‘overturned’.
2,000 people gather outside Staten Island bar that declared itself an ‘autonomous zone’
on December 3, 2020 at 03:40
Sheriff’s deputies shut down a Staten Island bar and arrested the owner. Danny Presti was led out in handcuffs after repeated warnings to stop serving customers indoors. Thousands protested.
Knoxville Embryo Reanimated After Quarter-Century On Ice For Record-Breaking Live Birth
by Tyler Durden on December 3, 2020 at 03:40
Knoxville Embryo Reanimated After Quarter-Century On Ice For Record-Breaking Live Birth Tyler Durden Wed, 12/02/2020 – 22:40 A family in Knoxville, Tennessee is celebrating the birth of a baby girl – 27 years – almost to the day – after her embryo was frozen, according to WVLT. The birth of Molly Everette Gibson broke a world record for the longest an embryo had been frozen before birth – a record previously held by Molly’s sister, Emma Wren Gibson. Molly was frozen on October 14, 1992, then thawed by National Embryo Donation Center Lab Director & Embryologist Carol Sommerfelt on February 10, 2020 and transferred to Tina’s uterus by NEDC President & Medical Director Dr. Jeffrey Keenan on February 12, 2020. -WVLT “I think this is proof positive that no embryo should ever be discarded, certainly not because it is ‘old!” said Dr. Keenan, adding “This is also a testament to the excellent embryology work of Carol Sommerfelt. She is perhaps the preeminent embryologist in the country when it comes to thawing frozen embryos. And of course, it’s a testament to how good God is, and to His infinite goodness and love.” According to the report, Molly and Emma are full genetic siblings. “When Tina and Ben returned for their sibling transfer, I was thrilled that the remaining two embryos from the donor that resulted in Emma Wren’s birth survived the thaw and developed into two very good quality embryos for their transfer,” according to Sommerfelt. “It was even more thrilling to learn 11 days later that Tina was pregnant. I rejoiced with Tina and Ben as we all anxiously waited for the arrival of their second child … When Molly Everette was born on October 26, she was already 28 years old from the standpoint of the time the embryos had been frozen. This definitely reflects on the technology used all those years ago and its ability to preserve the embryos for future use under an indefinite time frame. It also shows the reason the NEDC mission is so important, giving all donated embryos the best chance for life.” Located in Knoxville, the NEDC receives embryos from all over the United States, and serves couples seeking to become pregnant from all over the world.
COVID US: Leaked White House report puts risk at ‘historic high’
on December 3, 2020 at 03:25
The U.S. recorded its highest single-day number of deaths since April 30 on Tuesday, according to Johns Hopkins University. Hospitalizations hit an all-time high for the fourth day in a row at nearly 99,000.
The Real Source Of America’s Frustrations
by Tyler Durden on December 3, 2020 at 03:20
The Real Source Of America’s Frustrations Tyler Durden Wed, 12/02/2020 – 22:20 Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via The Daily Reckoning, It’s easy to lay America’s visible frustrations at the feet of Covid lockdowns or political polarization, but this conveniently ignores the real driver: systemic unfairness. The status quo has been increasingly rigged to benefit insiders and elites as the powers of central banks and governments have picked the winners (cronies, insiders, cartels and monopolies) and shifted the losses and risks onto the losers (the rest of us). We now live in the world the 19th-century French economist Frédéric Bastiat so aptly described: “When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men in a society, over the course of time they create for themselves a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it.” Ours is a two-tier society and economy with a broken ladder of social mobility for those trying to reach the security of the technocrat class. As Bastiat observed, those rigging the system to benefit themselves always create a legal system that lets them off scot-free and a PR scheme that glorifies their predation as well-deserved rewards from their enormous appetite for hard work and innovation. Embezzling a couple billion dollars also earns you a get out of jail free card: none of the perps in Wall Street’s skims, scams and frauds ever gets indicted, much less convicted, and none of Wall Street’s legalized looters ever goes to prison. And this is a fair and just system? Uh, right. The Roulette Wheel Is Rigged Meanwhile, the reality is the roulette wheel is rigged, and only chumps believe it’s a fair game. Those who know it’s rigged have essentially zero agency (control/power) or capital to demand an unrigged game or finagle their way into the elite class doing the skimming. The net result is soaring frustration with a patently unfair system that’s touted as the fairest in the entire world. The key takeaway, in my view, is that the unfairness isn’t limited to the economy, society or politics — it’s manifesting in all three realms. It isn’t just frustration with domestic issues — the global economic order is also a source of unfairness and powerlessness. These are the dynamics that are tearing apart our social cohesion and that will soon start destabilizing the economy — regardless of how much “money” the Federal Reserve prints. How divided is America? Two Americas There is a map, courtesy of the Brookings Institute, showing the roughly 500 counties Biden won and the roughly 2,500 counties Trump won. This might seem like a chart of political polarization, and superficially that’s clear, but the real polarization is economic-financial: there are two economies in America, and there’s very little commonality in the two economies. 70% of America’s economy is generated in fewer than 500 counties; the other 2,500 counties are left with the remaining 30%. The nation’s productive capital is even more concentrated in a few hands and regions, and since income and political power flow to capital, the financial disparity/inequality far exceeds the 70/30 split depicted in the political map. Ownership of capital is concentrated in the hands of the top 10%, but the concentration is actually much more limited: the top 0.1% control so much wealth/capital that they “own” virtually all the power. I hope it’s not a big surprise that America is now a rigidly two-tier society and economy. If you’re an executive at a big Wall Street investment bank, you can rig markets or embezzle billions, and you’ll never face any personal legal consequences such as being indicted for fraud and being imprisoned. But try being an employee at a local credit union and embezzle $5,000 — a prison sentence is very predictable. If you’re one of the 500,000+ people busted for possessing cannabis in the U.S. every year, then you’re not rich and powerful, because when the spoiled-rotten child of the rich and powerful get busted, the charges are quietly dropped, or cut to a modest fine and a misdemeanor, etc. “Justice” “Justice” is for sale in the U.S., along with rigged markets, political power, healthcare and everything else. Why should we be surprised that the economy is also two-tiered? The lower tier of the U.S. economy has been decapitalized: debt has been substituted for capital. Capital only flows into the increasingly centralized top-tier, which owns and profits from the rising tide of debt that’s been keeping the second tier afloat for the past 20 years. The saying “follow the money” is only half-right — more importantly, follow the capital because income and power flow to capital. As a RAND report documents, $50 trillion has been siphoned from labor and the lower tier of the economy to the top-tier elites who own the vast majority of the capital. What’s missing from the political map is the staggering percentage of residents in the wealthiest 500 counties who are precariously living paycheck to paycheck, the ALICE Americans: Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. Gand financialization has richly rewarded the top 0.1% and the top 5% technocrat class that serves the elites’ interests. These elites and their capital are concentrated in urban counties, and the feedback loops are self-reinforcing: the capital in the urban counties attracts more capital and talent (skilled labor), bleeding the other 2,500 counties of skilled labor and capital. Where’s the Leadership? America has no plan to reverse this destructive tide. Our leadership’s “plan” is benign neglect: just send a monthly stipend of bread and circuses to all the disempowered, decapitalized households, urban and rural, so they can stay out of trouble and not bother the elites’ continued pillaging. There’s a lot of big talk about rebuilding infrastructure and the Green New Deal, but our first question must always be: cui bono, to whose benefit? How much of the spending will actually be devoted to changing the rising imbalances between the haves and the have-nots, the ever-richer who profit from rising debt and the ever more decapitalized debt-serfs who are further impoverished by rising debt? People don’t want to just get by, they want an opportunity to acquire capital in all its forms, an opportunity to contribute to their communities, to make a difference, to earn respect and pride. That our “leadership” reckons bread and circuses is what the strip-mined bottom 90% want is beyond pathetic. How that plays out is anyone’s guess, but the pendulum swing to an extreme at the other end of the spectrum is already baked in. I just hope it doesn’t end in disaster.
White House releases 46-minute ‘address’ by Donald Trump complaining about losing the election
on December 3, 2020 at 03:14
President Donald Trump posted a bizarre video on Facebook where he called for the vote in swing states he lost to be ‘overturned and overturned immediately.’
‘Excessive focus’ on schools actually ‘hurts’ children
by WND News Services on December 3, 2020 at 03:13
[Editor’s note: This story originally was published by Real Clear Education.] By Katharine B. Stevens Real Clear Education As thousands of schools across the country continue operating only virtually, at best, experts warn that children who were already struggling are falling further and further behind. A growing number of reports predict a devastating impact on… The post ‘Excessive focus’ on schools actually ‘hurts’ children appeared first on WND.
Clinton confidante Doug Band tells how he confronted Bill over his cheating
on December 3, 2020 at 03:01
Bill Clinton’s former adviser Doug Band has spoken out in an extraordinary tell-all interview about the Clintons to Vanity Fair.
LA County Mayor Says Not Wearing A Mask Is “Act Of Domestic Terrorism”
by Tyler Durden on December 3, 2020 at 03:00
LA County Mayor Says Not Wearing A Mask Is “Act Of Domestic Terrorism” Tyler Durden Wed, 12/02/2020 – 22:00 A Los Angeles County public official was quoted by the Los Angeles Daily News as saying those who defy the public health order to wear a mask in public in response to the virus pandemic are guilty of an “act of domestic terrorism.” “If it were up to me, anybody not wearing a mask when they are out in public would be arrested … That’s an act of domestic terrorism and should be treated like one,” Lancaster, California, Mayor Rex Parris, recently said. Parris’ comment comes as his small town of 156,000, located in northern Los Angeles County, is in a county where cases on Monday recorded the worst day thus far of the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s perfectly understood for Parris to be frustrated considering the virus pandemic is ravaging the county, though equating non-compliant folks as domestic terrorism is absurd. Parris’ attitude should come as no surprise to readers as the county; nevertheless, the state, has enforced strict restrictions in recent weeks. Public Health to Add Additional Safety Modifications to Health Officer Order – Targeted Safer at Home Order Comes After 5-Day Average of New Cases is 4,751. View https://t.co/CfWbZdkIZH pic.twitter.com/RAZRpJUcxK — LA Public Health (@lapublichealth) November 27, 2020 … so, by definition, California Governor Gavin Newsom is a domestic terrorist? As a reminder to readers, a “revolutionary” study was published last week that demonstrates mask-wearing does very little to mitigate the spread of the virus.
Georgia runoffs suddenly important to ‘wise architecture’ of Constitution
by WND News Services on December 3, 2020 at 02:57
[Editor’s note: This story originally was published by Real Clear Politics.] By Charles Lipson Real Clear Politics If Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff win Georgia’s Jan. 5 Senate runoffs, Democrats will control both houses of Congress as well as the presidency. The Republican Party, which won nearly half the national vote, will have no check… The post Georgia runoffs suddenly important to ‘wise architecture’ of Constitution appeared first on WND.
CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield Calls Again for In-School Learning
by Dr. Susan Berry on December 3, 2020 at 02:47
The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) repeated his call for schools to open for in-person learning, asserting that schools are not a major cause of coronavirus contagion.
U.S. Republicans balk as Trump uses defense bill for leverage on Big Tech
by mayor on December 3, 2020 at 02:45
By Patricia Zengerle and Mike Stone WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s threat to veto a defense bill if it does not repeal legal protections for social media companies faced stiff The post U.S. Republicans balk as Trump uses defense bill for leverage on Big Tech first appeared on One America News Network.
“This Gives Some Hope” – Japanese Study Finds 98% Of COVID Patients Still Have Antibodies 6 Months Later
by Tyler Durden on December 3, 2020 at 02:40
“This Gives Some Hope” – Japanese Study Finds 98% Of COVID Patients Still Have Antibodies 6 Months Later Tyler Durden Wed, 12/02/2020 – 21:40 In another example of how COVID-19 research has painted a complex, and sometimes conflicting, picture of the virus and the ability of the human immune system to fight it off, a team of researchers at Japan’s Yokohama City University published research showing that antibodies in COVID-19 patients persist for six months or more, even amid a preponderance of reports warning about the risk of reinfection for many particularly vulnerable patients. A Japanese research team said Wednesday that it has detected neutralizing antibodies in 98% of people six months after they were infected with SARS-CoV-2. Another study performed in the UK found that antibodies found evidence that antibody levels start to degrade within six months. The team, led by Yokohama City University professor Takeharu Yamanaka, is already planning to conduct a follow-up study to see whether these people will still have such antibodies a year after their infections. But in the survey data released Wednesday, researcher checked blood samples from 376 people who had already recovered – the largest study of its type in Japan. The samples were collected six months after the patients were infected. According to a report on the study published by Nippon, Yamanaka said that “in general, people with neutralizing antibodies are believed to carry a low risk of reinfection…This gives some hope” for the effectiveness of the vaccines that are soon to be delivered to the public. As the west prepares to roll out the first wave of COVID-19 vaccinations, scientists will be watching closely for more data to try an ascertain whether COVID-19 can truly be defeated, or whether it might morph into a flu-like seasonal infection.
Oil drops as OPEC+ resume talks on output cut extension after impasse
by mayor on December 3, 2020 at 02:31
TOKYO (Reuters) – Oil prices fell on Thursday as producers including Saudi Arabia and Russia locked horns over the need to extend record production cuts set in place in the first wave of the COVID-19 The post Oil drops as OPEC+ resume talks on output cut extension after impasse first appeared on One America News Network.
Prosecutors building case against ex-PM Abe’s secretary for failure to report funding
by mayor on December 3, 2020 at 02:30
TOKYO (Reuters) – Prosecutors are building a case against former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s secretary over failing to report a total of as much as 40 million yen ($382,848) in political funds, the The post Prosecutors building case against ex-PM Abe’s secretary for failure to report funding first appeared on One America News Network.
Austin mayor urged residents to ‘stay home’ in a video shared from his vacation home in MEXICO
on December 3, 2020 at 02:25
Austin mayor Steve Adler has come under fire after he urged residents to stay home and curb the spread of the coronavirus while he was vacationing with his family in Mexico earlier this month.
Russia Deploys Missiles To Islands Claimed By Japan After Tense US Navy Standoff
by Tyler Durden on December 3, 2020 at 02:20
Russia Deploys Missiles To Islands Claimed By Japan After Tense US Navy Standoff Tyler Durden Wed, 12/02/2020 – 21:20 Last week there was a somewhat under-reported but major incident in the Sea of Japan wherein the Russian Navy formally charged a US destroyer with violating the sovereign waters of the Russian Federation. The incident involved a Russian warship ‘chasing’ the destroyer off while threating to ram the vessel. But the US denied that its USS John McCain violated Russian waters, noting that it doesn’t recognize the Kremlin’s expansionist interpretation of waters in and near Peter the Great Bay, where the encounter happened. “We warn the US not to repeat the violation. We reserve the right to respond in the future,” a Russian Foreign Ministry statement vowed last Friday. The Kremlin’s latest dramatic announcement of a new missile deployment to the region appears related and by design meant to further the threat against the United States. “The Russian military on Tuesday announced the deployment of state-of-the-art air defense missiles to the Pacific islands claimed by Japan,” the Associated Press reports. A settlement called Gorny on the island of Iturup, part of the Kuril Islands. Image source: TASS/Moscow Times “Russia’s Eastern Military District said in a statement that the S-300V4 air defense missile systems have entered combat duty on the Kuril Islands, adding punch to the shorter range Tor M2 missile systems deployed there earlier,” it details. Specifically the deployment is said to be on Iturup, which is among the four southernmost Kuril islands which the Soviet Union annexed during the final days of WWII. Japan, however, refers to them as part of its Northern Territories. The status of ownership of the islands, which Russia de facto currently controls, is still unresolved after 75 years following the Russo-Japanese war and as a treaty regarding their status is still being negotiated with President Putin. The island has already been subject to military build-up with small operational bases, but the deployment of surface-to-air missiles is considered a major new provocation. There’s little doubt it’s in relation to the US Navy’s “freedom of navigation” operations in the area, which Russia says are intent on violating its maritime rights. Meanwhile Japan’s Foreign Ministry has protested the new development, saying in a statement Wednesday: “We are constantly gathering information about the Russian military’s actions in the Northern Territories,” according to TASS. “On December 1, the Japanese Embassy in Russia lodged a protest with the Russian Foreign Ministry, noting that such actions can reinforce Russian military capabilities and are incompatible with our country’s position on these islands,” the ministry said.
BOJ’s Suzuki says central bank should allow yield curve to steepen more
by mayor on December 3, 2020 at 02:15
By Leika Kihara TOKYO (Reuters) – Bank of Japan (BOJ) board member Hitoshi Suzuki said on Thursday the central bank should allow super-long bond yields to rise moderately as part of efforts to make The post BOJ’s Suzuki says central bank should allow yield curve to steepen more first appeared on One America News Network.
U.S. judge declines to sanction Trump campaign over alleged ‘disinformation’ tactic
by mayor on December 3, 2020 at 02:15
By Jan Wolfe (Reuters) – A federal judge in Michigan has declined to reprimand President Donald Trump’s campaign for submitting a court document that opposing lawyers said was purposefully misleading. The post U.S. judge declines to sanction Trump campaign over alleged ‘disinformation’ tactic first appeared on One America News Network.
Trump Vows to Keep Fighting for Voting Integrity in 45-Minute Facebook Video
by Charlie Spiering on December 3, 2020 at 02:10
“We’re going to show it and hopefully the courts — in particular, the Supreme Court of the United States — will see it and respectfully, hopefully, will do what’s right for our country,” President Trump said.
Rockets to trade Westbrook for Wizards’ Wall, first-round pick: ESPN
by mayor on December 3, 2020 at 02:00
(Reuters) – The Houston Rockets have agreed to trade 2017 NBA MVP Russell Westbrook to the Washington Wizards for five-time All Star point guard John Wall and a first-round draft pick, ESPN reported The post Rockets to trade Westbrook for Wizards’ Wall, first-round pick: ESPN first appeared on One America News Network.
Growth in China’s services sector soars on stronger consumer demand: Caixin PMI
by mayor on December 3, 2020 at 02:00
BEIJING (Reuters) – Growth in China’s services sector accelerated in November as new business rose at the fastest pace in over a decade, a private survey showed on Thursday, pointing to a further The post Growth in China’s services sector soars on stronger consumer demand: Caixin PMI first appeared on One America News Network.
Asian shares mixed, U.S. dollar near two-and-half year lows
by mayor on December 3, 2020 at 02:00
By Swati Pandey SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian shares were mixed on Thursday after a choppy day of Wall Street trade, thanks in part to a disappointing U.S. jobs report, while the greenback languished near The post Asian shares mixed, U.S. dollar near two-and-half year lows first appeared on One America News Network.
Biden’s COVID “Supply Commander” Is Bad Medicine
by Tyler Durden on December 3, 2020 at 02:00
Biden’s COVID “Supply Commander” Is Bad Medicine Tyler Durden Wed, 12/02/2020 – 21:00 Authored by Bradley Thomas via The Mises Institute, Included in his plans to fight the coronavirus, presumptive president-elect Joe Biden has pledged to appoint “a fully empowered supply commander in charge of filling in the gaps” in the production and supply of “essential” items needed to fight the virus. On his website, Biden elaborates on his plan, declaring that his “supply commander” would “take command of the national supply chain for essential equipment, medications, and protective gear.” This very Soviet-sounding position is necessary, Biden insists, because “We can no longer leave this to the private sector.” Leaving aside Biden & Company’s laughable assertion that America’s medical industry reflects any sort of unfettered laissez-faire operation, his proposal for a centralized, command-driven medical “supply chain” under the direction of a government commander betrays a stunning ignorance of the complex and interconnected patterns of production and exchange that make up the economy. As George Mason University economist Don Boudreaux explained in an April 2020 article published by the American Institute for Economic Research, “The first reality is that, in our modern economy nearly every productive enterprise is connected to every other productive enterprise. This connectedness is the phenomenon alluded to by the term ‘supply chain.'” But this term, however, is “highly misleading,” Boudreaux wrote. “Today’s economy is not a series of supply chains running side by side with each other, each largely distinct from, and independent of, the others.” “Instead of a collection of distinct supply chains,” he continued, “our modern economy is a single globe-spanning web of interconnectedness. Within this web every output is the product of countless inputs and each kind of input typically is used to produce countless different kinds of outputs.” The complex nature of this process of deploying a dizzying array of scarce resources with alternative uses for use in different finished products does not occur in cleanly separated and hermetically sealed “supply chains.” “This web of interconnectedness—the complexity of which is beyond human comprehension—is indispensable for our modern mass prosperity. Yet its existence—its ‘everything-is-connected-in-some-way-to-everything-else’ reality—means that there are no objective and clear lines separating ‘critical supplies’ from ‘uncritical’ ones,” Boudreaux added. To help clarify the interconnectedness of our economy, Leonard Read’s classic 1958 essay “I, Pencil” can prove instructive. When asking what will be considered “essential equipment, medications, and protective gear,” we must further examine the inputs required to produce these items. Read highlighted how the pencil requires cedar wood from Oregon, which in turn requires saws and trucks and ropes to transport the raw wood to the sawmill in California, which itself requires steel for its equipment along with electricity, land, concrete, and countless other inputs. And that is just the tip of the iceberg for the wood. The lead itself, the rubber for the eraser, and the lacquer for the finish each likewise require many inputs from around the world, all necessary in order to complete the pencil. Now imagine just how complex the processes are for producing medications, medical equipment, and protective gear. And the inputs required to produce these items will also require other inputs. If we trace back the process far enough for items like medicine and medical equipment, the list of raw materials, capital goods, labor, etc. that need to be diverted from other uses, the list would become unfathomable—certainly so for any single “supply commander.” Moreover, not just the production process itself, but also the distribution and storage of such “essential” goods to hundreds of millions of people and healthcare workers across the nation will require substantial resources. Importantly, nearly every resource directed to the production and distribution of these “essential” items will have alternative uses for which they will no longer be available. The result is that the “supply chains” for each and every one of these alternative products and inputs will be impacted, for instance in the form of shortages or inflated prices. How many of these impacted items would also be considered “essential,” but for noncovid purposes? For instance, other lifesaving medicines or critical medical supplies, or food supplies? And to what degree? No central authority could possibly know this; indeed, the top-down “supply commander” model could end up doing more harm than good. Too often, progressives and other interventionists view an unhampered market as “chaos,” something needing to be reined in under the direction of a wise central planner, or “commander.”” However, the impulse to default to centralizing economic decision-making over such a complex ecosystem as the economy is a threat not just to our liberty, but to our well-being. The need for market prices based on private property to freely function and efficiently direct scarce resources to where they are needed most becomes even more critical in times of emergency.
Conservationists rescue a 16-foot Nubian giraffe stranded on a flooding island off of Kenya
on December 3, 2020 at 01:51
Conservationists crossed crocodile infested waters to save Nubian giraffes stranded on a flooding island. There are seven more on the island that will be rescued before next year.
LeBron James Signs $85 Million Contract Extension with Lakers
by AP on December 3, 2020 at 01:48
LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James has agreed to a contract extension with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Sanders: ‘We’ve Got to Go a Lot Further Than’ Bipartisan COVID Relief Proposal
by Ian Hanchett on December 3, 2020 at 01:46
On Wednesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “AC360,” Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) stated that the bipartisan coronavirus relief proposal is “a start.” “But we’ve got to go a lot further than what that proposal now entails.” Sanders stated that Senate Majority Leader
Never Trumpers Go All in for Democrats Against Republicans in Georgia State Runoffs
by Sean Moran on December 3, 2020 at 01:45
The Never Trump Lincoln Project released an ad on Wednesday urging voters to give the Senate majority to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) by voting for Georgia Senate Democrats Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff.
The massive coronavirus redistribution of wealth
by Hanne Nabintu Herland on December 3, 2020 at 01:40
The coronavirus has made the fortunes of some billionaires soar. Elon Musk is now the richest man in the world, second only to Jeff Bezos, whose fortune also has rocketed during corona. Bill Gates, whom Musk recently called a “knucklehead,” has been surpassed. The same goes for Facebook’s cheeky-face boy Mark Zuckerberg, who a few… The post The massive coronavirus redistribution of wealth appeared first on WND.
Americans Panic Bought Guns On Black Friday
by Tyler Durden on December 3, 2020 at 01:40
Americans Panic Bought Guns On Black Friday Tyler Durden Wed, 12/02/2020 – 20:40 Americans panic bought guns during the Thanksgiving Day weekend, gun-related background checks on Black Friday posted the fourth-highest total on record, according to FBI data. The National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) showed while 186,645 checks were completed the day after Thanksgiving, recording the fourth-highest total on record, it was down about 8% from 2019. Black Friday is usually one of the busiest days of the year for gun stores, but the rush to buy weapons and ammo was sparked earlier this year following the coronavirus pandemic, civil unrest, and the prospects of a Biden presidency – translating into more than 32 million background checks so far this year. Gun shops sue to keep record sales going amid coronavirus surge FBI Background Checks Blow Past Annual Record As Guns Fly Off Shelves Gun Sales Surge In October As 2020 Dems Unveil Gun Control Proposals Internet searches for “black Friday gun sales” soared on Nov. 27. Searches for “gun sales” surged ahead of Nov. 27. Last month, the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) released a report that indicated October saw the most gun purchases of any October on record. Mark Oliva, a spokesman for NSFF, told the Washington Free Beacon that Biden’s election performance triggered the last buying binge of weapons even after unprecedented demand surges in March and June. “I think that people are looking at the Biden gun-control plan, at what he said he wants to do,” Oliva said. “People are concerned and they’re buying firearms and want to buy while they can still buy them.” He said Biden’s plan to ban weapons online sales and his gun-registration-and-tax-scheme had motivated buyers to purchase now and ask questions later. While Americans flocked to brick-and-mortar guns stores on Black Friday, they avoided other retailers as visits to physical stores fell 52.1% from last year.
Arizona’s Republican Gov. Doug Ducey CONFIRMS he ignored Trump’s phone call during press conference
on December 3, 2020 at 01:37
Arizona Gov Doug Ducey has confirmed that the person calling him on Monday as he certified the state’s vote for Joe Biden was indeed President Donald Trump calling him from the White House.
Transgender teen goes viral with ‘basic trans etiquette’ guide he created after Elliot Page came out
on December 3, 2020 at 01:32
Martin, a 17-year-old trans and queer creator from Canada, took to Twitter on Tuesday to share a thread on how to treat transgender and non-binary people.
SoCal Edison may cut power to 270,000 customers starting Wednesday
on December 3, 2020 at 01:24
Utilities in southern California have warned that they are considering shutting off power to more than 350,000 customers as a precaution during a windy period expected to last into the weekend.
The Attack Of The Watermelons
by Tyler Durden on December 3, 2020 at 01:20
The Attack Of The Watermelons Tyler Durden Wed, 12/02/2020 – 20:20 Authored by James Rickards via The Daily Reckoning, It’s been said that some environmental activists are like watermelons – green on the outside, but red on the inside. Red, meaning communism. That’s probably true in some cases, but I don’t want to tar the overall environmental movement. Most simply want a clean future that their kids and grandkids can live in. We all do. The wealthier a society becomes, the more it can afford to focus on issues like the environment. Much of the world is too busy trying to survive. In important respects, environmentalism is largely vanity. It’s the wealthy who obsess about it. But as you’ll see shortly, the science doesn’t support climate alarmism. In important respects, environmentalism is largely vanity. It’s the wealthy who obsess about it. The hue and cry to ban fossil fuels and end fracking is nonetheless in full swing. A Biden administration would only amplify it. A Climate “Czar” The Biden team has already named Establishment figure John Kerry its climate change “czar.” That’s fine, it’s mostly politics. The Democratic Party is committed to the politics of climate change. But once you ban fossil fuels (or make major strides in that direction), one is immediately confronted with the need for alternative sources of energy. The obvious choices are solar, hydroelectric, geothermal, wind and nuclear. To be clear, all of those alternatives involve proven technology. I have visited the Grand Coulee Dam on the Columbia River in Washington. It generates a lot of electricity. Meanwhile, I have a large solar panel array on the farm. My main residence is not far from the Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant in New Hampshire. All those systems avoid fossil fuels, but they work well and produce power. That’s not the issue. The issue is: Are these energy alternatives scalable, feasible and politically popular enough to power the United States? The short answer is no. Too Many Obstacles The Grand Coulee Dam is a monumental and inspiring work of engineering and construction genius. But, the idea of building new dams on rivers is environmentally objectionable and politically incorrect. The trend today is to remove existing dams, not build new ones. The same can be said for nuclear power. The move is toward closing and disassembling existing nuclear plants, not building new ones. Geothermal generation is feasible, but not scalable. That leaves wind and solar. The growth potential there is likewise limited for reasons explained below… A significant flaw in the solar power narrative is the idea of climate change and the increasing use of solar power as a non-carbon alternative. Climate Change Is Real, But… Don’t get me wrong, climate change is real. I lived on Long Island Sound for eleven years. It’s a beautiful body of water with a rocky shoreline on the Connecticut side. The reason it’s rocky is because it was a glacier in the last Ice Age, which ended about 11,700 years ago. Going from a glacier to a place you can swim is climate change. But, it took millennia. It did not happen in ten years. Climatology is one of the most complex and difficult branches of science. If ever there was a field that called for humility in forecasting, this is it. But the propaganda is relentless. Is the Earth Actually Cooling? Most serious scientists understand that the rhetoric and the data don’t match. Privately they say that the earth may not be warming right now; it may actually be cooling. They also say that the causes of any change probably have nothing to do with CO2 emissions, but are more likely related to solar cycles and possibly volcanic activity. The alarmism springs from climate models that reflect the biases of their programmers. They bear little relation to the actual record. There’s no scientific basis for the alarmism that elites and the media have been pushing. The legitimate science of climate change has been hijacked by globalists aided and abetted by contributors like George Soros and an army of paid-off scientific lackeys and corrupt journalists as a means to pursue global governance, global taxation and global regulation. I know that sounds conspiratorial. But if you follow the evidence, you’ll find that it’s legitimate. Clean Energy Means Dirty Energy At the end of the day, the idea that wind, solar and hydro energy are “carbon free” is nonsense. For example, Tesla electric vehicle batteries are charged using electricity from utilities that burn coal in many cases. Large wind generators are constructed of tubular steel and fiberglass, both of which are carbon intensive in their manufacture. Hydroelectric dams are massive construction projects involving square miles of excavation and millions of cubic yards of concrete with steel reinforcement. Solar panels are made using poisonous chemicals. These are not reasons to oppose these technologies. They are reasons to doubt the “carbon free” mantra of their supporters. I have practical experience with solar energy. I built the largest non-commercial off-grid solar panel array in New England on my farm there. I’m obviously not against solar. But a system like that is quite expensive and almost completely non-economic. My solar array is a lot more expensive than the local power company when all costs are considered. It’s true I get “free” electricity (if you ignore capital costs and occasional maintenance costs), but I won’t live long enough to recoup my investment relative to commercial electricity rates. Solar power is a “use it or lose it” energy source. If you’re not in a desert climate, good luck with the weather. Solar output drops to zero when the weather is rainy, snowy or even densely clouded. Oh, by the way, there’s no solar power at night. The reason I built the solar power system had to do with the possibility of the power grid going out. It was not about economics; it was about survival. Natural gas is carbon-based but is relatively cheap and clean. It’s a good alternative for those worried about carbon-emissions but not ready to embrace the Green New Deal. Green Energy: A Luxury Good “Green” energy is increasingly a luxury good in a world of cheap oil. It’s a luxury of the rich who can afford to endure its inefficiencies. It’s moral preening. But most people can’t afford its costs. I’m not saying that green energy is bogus or that it doesn’t have a future. It does. But right now it’s more of a niche than a mass market phenomena with high-growth potential. It’s essentially a fetish of the richer nations. Bottom line, be skeptical about the Green New Deal. And be wary of rich people who do push it. It’s a lot more about these people advertising their virtue than actual science.
WSJ: Joe Biden’s Economic Advisers ‘Believe in the Benefits of Globalization’
by John Binder on December 3, 2020 at 01:19
Democrat Joe Biden is lining up a team of economic advisers who remain committed to their belief that globalization of the United States economy is beneficial to Americans, a report by the Wall Street Journal states.
New York cops believe body of woman found in Staten Island lake is local doctor
on December 3, 2020 at 01:17
Investigators are ‘fairly sure’ that the woman they found in a large pond at Clove Lakes Park on Staten Island on Wednesday morning is 44-year-old Tamara Saukin.
US to draw down staff from Baghdad embassy amid ‘security concerns’ as anniversary of Soleimani assassination draws near – reports
by RT on December 3, 2020 at 01:05
Washington is set to pull diplomatic staff from its embassy in Baghdad in an effort to “minimize risk” as the one-year anniversary of the US kill strike on Iranian general Qassem Soleimani approaches, according to several reports. Read Full Article at RT.com
US Offers $5 Million For Info On China’s ‘Flagrant’ N.Korea Sanctions Violations
by Tyler Durden on December 3, 2020 at 01:00
US Offers $5 Million For Info On China’s ‘Flagrant’ N.Korea Sanctions Violations Tyler Durden Wed, 12/02/2020 – 20:00 The Trump administration has with only weeks to go till Biden’s inauguration in January launched a new sanctions enforcement related initiative regarding North Korea that allows individuals or officials to report violations for a monetary reward. The State Department published its new website DPRKrewards.com on Tuesday which offers up to $5 million for specific information leading to the “disruption” of “persons engaged in certain activities that support North Korea.” Via NK state media With such a large sum it appears they are certainly hoping to attract potential internal regime whistleblowers or even intentioned defectors. But the whole project is squarely aimed at Beijing as part of Trump’s pressure campaign. Upon unveiling the violations reporting website, the State Department blasted China for multiple major sanctions violations regarding the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, or DPRK. It was pointed out that China continues to host at least 20,000 North Korean workers in contravention of UN resolutions. “Lifting sanctions and pumping more revenue into the DPRK while its missile and nuclear production facilities continue to hum is something we will never do,” a State Dept. official for North Korea said. Rewards Up To $5 Million! North Korea engages in illegal cyber hacks against the U.S. as well as evasion of sanctions to fund its illegal nuclear weapons program. Submit info on these illicit activities and you may be eligible for a reward. Visit https://t.co/iBs0DwXTpi pic.twitter.com/bsOOtosSCl — Rewards for Justice (@RFJ_USA) December 1, 2020 The statement described specifically: “The examples of this chronic failure are numerous, growing and worrying.” He said that US vessels provided information to Beijing 46 times since 2019 about North Korean fuel-smuggling in Chinese waters, and in the past year observed 555 cases of North Korean shipments of coal of other sanctioned exports to China. “On none of these occasions did the Chinese authorities act to stop these illicit imports. Not once,” the US official added. The new website identifies potential violations as including “…money laundering, exportation of luxury goods to North Korea, specified cyber-activity and actions that support WMD proliferation. This lashing out at China for its enabling and ‘looking the other way’ on North Korea comes as the Trump White House has promised to keep up the pressure on Beijing down to the last days before the presidential transition.
Secular Democrats urge Biden to pounce on U.S. Christianity
by WND Staff on December 3, 2020 at 00:53
A Democratic political action committee representing “secular values” issued a sweeping agenda for Joe Biden to reverse many of President Trump’s advances for religious liberty and “restore a vision of constitutional secularism.” The Secular Democrats of America PAC and Reps. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., and Jared Huffman, D-Calif. – members of the Congressional Freethought Caucus… The post Secular Democrats urge Biden to pounce on U.S. Christianity appeared first on WND.
Amazon driver runs into burning home to save life of elderly man trapped inside
by Amanda Thomason, The Western Journal on December 3, 2020 at 00:48
On Friday afternoon, Tim West of New Smyrna Beach, Florida, almost lost his parents, his house and his dog while he was out. But his neighbors and even a random deliveryman in the area weren’t about the let that happen. Amazon deliverer Sean Campbell was doing his rounds on Black Friday in the Century Woods… The post Amazon driver runs into burning home to save life of elderly man trapped inside appeared first on WND.
Democrat calls for unity are disgusting
by Erik Rush on December 3, 2020 at 00:46
As the reader may be aware, earlier this week Attorney General William Barr told the Associated Press that the Justice Department has not seen evidence of widespread vote fraud that would affect the outcome of the 2020 election. According to Barr, most of the claims of fraud investigated have been “very particularized to a particular… The post Democrat calls for unity are disgusting appeared first on WND.
Post-George Floyd, A Wave Of “Anti-Racist” Teaching Sweeps K-12 Schools Targeting “Whiteness”
by Tyler Durden on December 3, 2020 at 00:40
Post-George Floyd, A Wave Of “Anti-Racist” Teaching Sweeps K-12 Schools Targeting “Whiteness” Tyler Durden Wed, 12/02/2020 – 19:40 By John Murawski of RealClearInvestigations The notices to parents began arriving fast and furious in the weeks after the death of George Floyd in late May. Megyn Kelly: The former Fox News anchor, who now has her own podcast, says she’s pulling her three kids from their New York City schools. “It’s out of control, on so many levels. They have gone off the deep end.” In dramatic, urgent language, K-12 schools across the country – both public and private – professed solidarity with Black Lives Matter and vowed to dismantle white supremacy, as they scrambled to introduce anti-racist courses and remake themselves into racism-free zones. The president of the Lower Merion School Board on Philadelphia’s affluent Main Line declared to families: “We need to eradicate white supremacy and heteropatriarchy in all of our institutions.” In Maine, a coastal public school district where 3.7% of the 2,100 students are African American or Hispanic, the superintendent declared war on “the intentional barriers white people have built to harm Black people.” The top administrator added: “We grieve for all of the Black lives taken by white supremacy.” Educators at the prestigious Brentwood College School in Los Angeles, have made more changes to the curriculum this year than any other in the private school’s nearly five decade history. Teachers are introducing critical race theory, which views U.S. history through the prism of racial conflict, and assigning readings from Ibram X. Kendi, the academic and author who contends race-neutral policies are the bulwark of the “White ethnostate.” As part of the makeover, Brentwood School leaders have rolled out a fresh theme this year for fifth graders: “Identity and Power.” “While some view these recent shifts as indoctrination, we see them as opportunities for engagement,” Brentwood’s head of school, Mike Riera, wrote to families this fall, acknowledging the growing resistance from some parents. “Will we overstep in some areas? Possibly. Will we understep in others? Possibly.” The nation’s K-12 schools have been incrementally adopting multiculturalism and ethnic studies for decades, but such courses have been the exception rather than the rule. This summer’s Black Lives Matter protests have sparked new level of commitment, a newfound urgency, and a new trend: anti-racist pedagogy. Fabienne Doucet: “What’s really different now – and this has been decades in coming – is talking explicitly about whiteness,” the advocate says. “Sometimes you need to go too far to get there or else we might not go far enough.” If administrators deliver on their promises, the sweeping changes underway will introduce new courses, shift hiring priorities, rebalance student demographics, redirect stipends and scholarships, revise conduct standards – in many ways modeling K-12 educational philosophy on the social justice values endorsed by many universities and, increasingly, corporations. The changes come at an unprecedented time when many schools are struggling to offer basic instruction under covid restrictions. Fabienne Doucet, a New York University professor of early childhood education and urban education, said this momentum has been building for decades and the culture now appears primed to understand race in America from the moral perspective of the Black Lives Matter movement. “What’s really different now – and this has been decades in coming – is talking explicitly about whiteness,” Doucet said, citing a term that academics and activists use to critique the cultural, political and economic dominance exercised by Europeans and their descendants. Doucet, who’s on leave from NYU and working as a program officer at the William T. Grant Foundation in New York, acknowledged that some of the content of anti-racist pedagogy may seem militant to those hearing it for the first time. But, she said, it serves an important purpose: chronicling the nation’s history from all perspectives, even if those perspectives conflict with one another. “Sometimes you need to go too far to get there or else we might not go far enough,” Doucet said. “I’m less anxious about overshooting than not ever getting there because the stakes are so high.” The rapid and radical changes in public and private schools have triggered a backlash among some parents who find the anti-racist message to be anti-white and anti-American, and those who say it’s historically inaccurate, inflammatory and divisive. From the website of No Left Turn in Education, which is seeking to mobilize parents around the country to reverse the woke juggernaut. Parents are forming Instagram sites, and at least one group calling itself No Left Turn in Education is seeking to mobilize parents around the country to reverse the woke juggernaut. The parents swap examples from their schools, but many are keeping incognito for fear of being accused of racism or other repercussions; indeed, several parents interviewed for this article didn’t want their names to be used. Their concern is that the edgy, new educational materials indoctrinate pupils with identity politics and leftist ideology, and leave no room for discussion. “They are using very positive words like diversity, equity and inclusivity to mislead you, but the message behind these words is horrifying,” said Elana Yaron Fishbein, a suburban Philadelphia mom who created the No Left Turn in Education organization. “They are grouping and stereotyping human beings by skin color, and they are attributing characteristics to your personality based on skin color.” Some parents say that immersing students in the concepts of white privilege, structural racism and whiteness should be balanced out with “viewpoint diversity.” They want their kids not only to be exposed to multiple perspectives but also to be able to freely critique anti-racist materials, and to form their own opinions Elana Yaron Fishbein of No Left Turn in Education: “They are grouping and stereotyping human beings by skin color, and they are attributing characteristics to your personality based on skin color.” Jerome Eisenberg, a Los Angeles developer of apartments whose middle-school daughter attends the Brentwood School, said it’s irresponsible to introduce American history to uninformed students from the single perspective of race. “It’s just wrong to present this [material] as true to children who have no other background in U.S. history,” Eisenberg said. “It causes me consternation that bright line American heroes like Jefferson and Lincoln are cast as bad guys.” Among the protesting parents: Megyn Kelly, the former Fox News anchor who now has her own podcast. On a recent episode, she said she was so put off by what she saw as a radical turn in K-12 education that she’s pulling her three kids from their schools in New York City. “It’s out of control, on so many levels,” Kelly said. “They have gone off the deep end.” She read from an article that she said was circulated among the school diversity group, which included Kelly and other parents, and was recommended by the group to be circulated to all the faculty. “I’m tired of White people reveling in their state-sanctioned depravity, snuffing out Black life with no consequences,” Kelly read, quoting a June piece by Nahliah Webber, the executive director of the Orleans Public Education Network. “They gleefully soak in their White-washed history that downplays the holocaust of Indigenous, Native peoples and Africans in the Americas. They happily believe their all-White spaces exist as a matter of personal effort and willingly use violence against Black bodies to keep those spaces white.” Advocates of anti-racist pedagogy say that the insistence on viewpoint diversity rings hollow to activists who have been trying to diversify the curriculum for decades. “How is it that when you’re talking about a Eurocentric curriculum, there isn’t this request that the story of Christopher Columbus be presented through multiple lenses?” said Julia Jordan-Zachery, the chair of the Africana Studies Department at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. “It begs the question of why do we now insist on viewpoint diversity?” Nahliah Webber, Orleans Public Education Network: “I’m tired of White people reveling in their state-sanctioned depravity, snuffing out Black life with no consequences. They gleefully soak in their White-washed history that downplays the holocaust of Indigenous, Native peoples and Africans in the Americas.”opennola.org/about/ Educators are overwhelmingly progressive on social justice issues. This summer the EdWeek Research Center found that 81% of the nation’s teachers, principals and district leaders support the Black Lives Matter movement, compared to 67% of the general population as surveyed separately by the Pew Research Center. The American Federation of Teachers, the nation’s second-largest teachers’ labor union, was among the numerous professional educator organizations that issued a statement in support of Black Lives Matter in response to “the crisis of anti-Blackness.” The K-12 changes are already taking shape. Some institutions, such as Hopkins School in Connecticut and Princeton Day School in New Jersey, are segregating faculty and staff into “affinity groups” – such as Latinx or “White Consciousness” – while holding discussions about racism and white privilege. Others, such as Montgomery County Public Schools in Maryland, are spending nearly half-a-million dollars for “anti-racist system audits” conducted by outside consultants. The $46,300-a-year Hopkins School, the third oldest independent school in the United States, is revamping its courses “to incorporate a social justice lens, de-center Anglo-European voices,” focus instruction on race and identity, fund student activism and projects, and add a stand-alone course on social justice. Buffalo Public Schools, where whites account for 22% of enrolled students, this fall adopted Black Lives Matter-themed lessons plans that ask students in grades 2-4 if there are any similarities between the coronavirus epidemic today and the supposedly intentional spread of smallpox to the Native Americans, described as an 18th-century form of “biological warfare.” Middle and high schoolers are taught to think of Western justice as “punitive” and the justice meted out in traditional societies as “restorative/empathetic.” One of the included documents for instructors states: “All white people play a part in perpetuating systemic racism.” While some urban public school districts, including those in Chicago, New York City and Washington D.C., have been integrating social justice and anti-racism into their core curricula for years, at many schools administrators and teachers are new to the game and playing catch-up. To fill the need, professional educator organizations and advocacy groups are posting K-12 teaching materials online for teachers to use in their classrooms. The National Education Association, the nation’s largest labor union, has posted an entire page of BLM teaching resources, while Black Lives Matter is also disseminating educational materials. From the National Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action Starter Kit Anti-racist materials present a mix of themes – an emphasis on liberation and resistance movements, critiques of whiteness and systemic racism that come from critical race theory, and an introduction to other social justice causes. At times, the readings and lessons can take an unapologetic, even confrontational, stance toward America’s past and present. But unlike Black History Month, there are few if any mentions of African Americans who defied the color barrier as athletes, artists, inventors, scientists or soldiers. The NEA teaching themes include Justice for George [Floyd] Day, Transgender Day of Remembrance, Globalism and Collective Value, Queer Organizing Behind the Scenes, Unapologetically Black Day and Student Activist Day. A link to social justice math used in Seattle Public Schools teaches data analysis and mathematical modeling through examples of police brutality and excessive use of force. “Racism is perpetuated by silence – and silence is complicity,” one NEA teacher instruction reads. “Being ‘colorblind’ often serves as a pretense to downplay the significance of race, deny the existence of racism, and erase the experience of students of color.” The BLM materials starting at the early childhood level are rooted in such guiding principles as empathy, loving engagement and diversity, as well as trans affirming, queer affirming and disrupting the Western nuclear family societal norm to celebrate extended families, nontraditional families and villages that “collective care for one another.” Elementary school activities introduce kids to community activism, the visual symbols of the LGBT movement, advocating for people with physical disabilities, and a creating a communal activism mural. An elementary school-level proposed activity called “Match the Action” teaches children to identify different forms of resistance: boycotts, protests, rallies, marches, sit-ins, walkouts, petitions, etc. A proposed activity for middle schoolers reads: “Think about the names of people who are no longer with us who you wish you could talk to. Activists, leaders, elders, people who have been murdered by police.” Fatima Morrell: An “emancipation pedagogy” that empowers black pupils by “problematizing the Eurocentric perspective.” Fatima Morrell, an associate superintendent at Buffalo Public Schools, describes her district’s approach to education as an “emancipation pedagogy” that empowers black pupils by “problematizing the Eurocentric perspective” and by authentically representing the African American experience, which allows black students see themselves reflected in the curriculum and realize their human potential. Buffalo’s schools have been incorporating these concepts for the past five years, she said, but the introduction of Black Lives Matter-themed lessons this fall alarmed some parents. Morrell said she talked to concerned parents by phone, and Buffalo school officials held a virtual town hall via Zoom in September; school district officials plan to hold three more town halls to address concerns and explain changes to the curriculum, she said. Morrell, who oversees the district’s Office of Culturally & Linguistically Responsive Initiatives, said many parents wrongly assumed that Buffalo schools were advocating for defunding the police. Some of the parental anger, she said, came from a “historically dark place.” “When you teach from a black or brown voice about the legacy of enslavement, it has a very different tone and tenor,” Morrell explained during the Zoom virtual town hall. “One of the misconceptions is that this is about white hate, and it couldn’t be farther from the truth.” Buffalo students learn about the BLM movement, and focus on such themes as “I Love My Hair,” “Unapologetically Black,” “Understanding My Family’s History,” “What Is Community?” and “Mass Incarceration.” They learn about the late civil rights giant John Lewis and the concept of making a positive difference through protest and activism. And they complete a Jim Crow-era literacy test administered to black voters in Alabama. They also learn about the concepts of racist, not racist, and antiracist, as defined by Kendi, who is quoted: “There is no neutrality in the racism struggle. … The claim of ‘not racist’ neutrality is a mask for racism.” One of the lessons for students in grades seven and eight, based on The New York Times’ 1619 Project, asks: “Why isn’t slavery considered/or included as a cause to the American Revolution? Possible Responses: our founding is pure/righteous, protect the narrative.” In grades 11 and 12, students are asked to pick an assignment for their final project. One option is to write a rap about police brutality, compose a poem on inequality, draft a prose piece on systemic racism, or “Create a collage on a poster board that connects to any specific example related to the Black/Brown Genocide.” This pedagogy runs counter to the educational philosophy of Ian Rowe, who has run single-sex charter schools in New York City for the past decade and is the co-founder of Vertex Partnership Academies, which is opening charter schools in the South Bronx in 2022 that will primarily attract black and Hispanic students. Rowe, who is also a resident fellow at the conservative American Enterprise Institute, said that anti-racist pedagogy glosses over inconvenient facts, like Africans’ role in the global slave trade, and promotes a defeatist philosophy fixated on racial oppression, subjugation and injustice. “It taps into white guilt and black people’s sense that someone else is responsible for these problems that I have,” Rowe said. “The way this stuff plays out, if you are a low-income black kid, after a while you really start to believe it. You develop a very skewed version of the country, where you believe everyone is hostile to your efforts and that white supremacy is so strong that you don’t have the ability to control your own destiny.” Jeff Porter: Urges white families in his Maine school district to open their minds and consider how they contribute to structures of oppression. Some of today’s most vocal converts to anti-racist pedagogy previously regarded the nation’s racial reckoning from the perspective of their whiteness, before they experienced an epiphany. That’s what happened to Jeff Porter, the superintendent of Maine School Administrative District #51, which serves the towns of Cumberland and North Yarmouth, after he went through mandatory diversity and equity training this past summer with an outside organization called Community Change, Inc. “I also recognize that some of the terminology may have felt confrontational, such as ‘white majority’ and ‘white supremacy,’” Porter wrote to parents this summer. “When I first went through training on this subject I was very much taken aback by this language as well and felt personally attacked as a racist.” Porter described himself as a “life-long Mainer” whose family’s farming roots in Aroostook County go back to his great-great-grandfather. “To think because I am white and have always lived here would mean that I somehow contribute to a ‘white supremecist’ [sic] culture was deeply troubling and insulting,” Porter wrote. “I had never before considered myself in this way.” But Porter urged the white families in the school district to open their minds and consider how they contribute to structures of oppression. “However, I now fully understand that this language is an accurate (and necessary) depiction of the long historical reality of race in this country, whether we want to accept it or not,” Porter declared. “The facts speak for themselves: America has a 400-year-old history of discrimination and oppression of African-Americans that must be acknowledged if we are ever to truly live up to the ideals to which our nation was founded.”
Records: Lin Wood Has for Decades Voted for, Donated to Democrats Including Barack Obama and David Perdue’s 2014 Opponent
by Matthew Boyle on December 3, 2020 at 00:34
Georgia-based attorney Lin Wood is getting lots of attention for urging supporters of President Donald Trump to break with the president and not vote for GOP Sens. David Perdue (R-GA) and Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) in the upcoming January 5 runoff elections.
Lawyer Lin Wood says Donald Trump called to tell him he will ‘never concede’
on December 3, 2020 at 00:31
Attorney Lin Wood held a ‘press conference’ in Atlanta on election fraud claims where he told supporters Donald Trump called him and said he would ‘never concede’ to Joe Biden.
Congressman asks Supreme justice to stop Pennsylvania certification
by WND Staff on December 3, 2020 at 00:25
A congressman is among the plaintiffs who have filed an emergency request with Justice Samuel Alito of the U.S. Supreme Court to suspend further action to certify the Pennsylvania presidential election results. The request from U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly and other individuals was filed after the state’s courts rejected all attempts to resolve the case.… The post Congressman asks Supreme justice to stop Pennsylvania certification appeared first on WND.
Defunding Police Backfires In Minneapolis As Shootings, Homicides, And Carjackings Surge
by Tyler Durden on December 3, 2020 at 00:20
Defunding Police Backfires In Minneapolis As Shootings, Homicides, And Carjackings Surge Tyler Durden Wed, 12/02/2020 – 19:20 Minneapolis has transformed into an inner-city warzone in six months, just like Baltimore and Detroit, with violent crime surging to levels not seen in decades after millions of dollars in police budget cuts. Minneapolis, or as some say, “Murderapolis,” has witnessed an explosion in homicides and carjacking this year as a severe shortage of police officers has resulted in dwindling patrols. Minneapolis City Council members defunded the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) back in June, with council members on Monday planning to cut an additional $8 million in police funding and transfer it to other services, a move that could undermine public safety. In November, more than 500 people were shot this year across the dangerous metro area, the most in 15 years, the local Star Tribune reported. Homicides have also erupted to levels not seen since the 1990s. Source: Star Tribune Minneapolis enjoyed years of falling crime rates, that all changed in May after the police killing of George Floyd, which triggered violent protests across the city and nationwide. Police data shows shootings and homicides jumped 64% this year compared with the four-year average. So far, 74 homicides have been recorded, the third-highest total in the city’s history. “The streak of violence since the summer stretched across the city, but as ever, Black and Latino neighborhoods have borne the brunt of the suffering. The increase this year is mainly driven by an increase in the number of adult victims — especially Black men, who account for roughly 40% of all gunshot victims. But it’s young people who continue to make up a disproportionate share of the victims, and some of the suspects. Through Oct. 13, the last date for which reliable data are available, the number of young gunshot victims was up about 44% compared with the four-year average. The city has also recorded 22 fatal shootings of victims under age 25, twice as many as all of last year.” – Star Tribune And while the pandemic has led to widespread job losses among the inner-city communities – the latest surge of violent crime, besides shootings and homicides, that is, violent carjackings has seen an unprecedented 537% surge in November over last year, the local Star Tribune pointed out in a separate report. “The numbers are staggering,” a Minneapolis police spokesperson told the paper. “It defies all civility and any shred of common human decency.” Police have blamed the latest wave in carjackings on “small groups of marauding teens” but said adults had been arrested as well for the car theft. As violent crime spirals out of control across the metro, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey and Police Chief Medaria Arradondo have criticized City Council members for their move to defund police. Frey called the latest plan by council members to defund the police “irresponsible and untenable,” adding that he supports alternative forms of policing in inner-city communities. He said slashing the number of officers on the street would be disastrous for public safety. Who could have seen that coming? pic.twitter.com/s3jpdzsJ78 — Omri Ceren (@omriceren) December 2, 2020 And there it is, cutting police budgets appears to be backfiring for this liberal-run city.
Mad Max: Fury Road actor Hugh Keays-Byrne who played Immortan Joe has died aged 73
on December 3, 2020 at 00:17
The Australian character actor was beloved by fans for his work as “Immortan Joe” in the 2015 movie, and also for playing Toecutter in the 1979 original Mad Max movie.
Trump won his other campaign – to destroy media credibility
by Larry Elder on December 3, 2020 at 00:07
Convinced that President Donald Trump lost his bid for reelection, the media suddenly became less hysterical. Just like that, the media, at least to some degree, rediscovered concepts such as fairness and perspective after being AWOL the last four years. Two weeks after the election, New York Times Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Nicholas Kristof haltingly, grudgingly… The post Trump won his other campaign – to destroy media credibility appeared first on WND.
Trump: ‘Biden can’t be president’ if we’re right about fraud
by WND News Services on December 3, 2020 at 00:05
(FOX NEWS) — President Trump is once again charging that last month’s presidential election was rigged and rampant with fraud. In an address posted on his Twitter and Facebook pages that the president described as possibly “the most important speech, I’ve ever made,” Trump charged that “lots of bad things happened” during the election. And… The post Trump: ‘Biden can’t be president’ if we’re right about fraud appeared first on WND.
Gov. Cuomo says there’s an ‘alarming’ surge of hospitalizations across ALL regions of New York
on December 3, 2020 at 00:02
Cuomo warned at a press briefing Wednesday the state is entering a ‘dangerous’ period as hospitalizations hit 3,925, up 150 in a single day.
Mo Brooks to Challenge Electoral College Vote in January
by Kyle Morris on December 3, 2020 at 00:00
Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) said Wednesday in a phone call with reporters that he plans to challenge the Electoral College vote when Congress plans to certify election results on January 6.
Democratic Austin Mayor Urged Citizens “Not To Relax… Stay Home” While Vacationing In Cabo
by Tyler Durden on December 3, 2020 at 00:00
Democratic Austin Mayor Urged Citizens “Not To Relax… Stay Home” While Vacationing In Cabo Tyler Durden Wed, 12/02/2020 – 19:00 George Orwell’s Animal Farm gave us the useful phrase “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.” That book was written as an allegorical warning against communism, but, as PJMedia’s Bryan Preston details below, since COVID struck Democrats tend to use it as a how-to. The latest case in point is Austin Mayor Steve Adler. Back in November, he told Austin to stay home to stay safe. But he wasn’t at home at all when he said this. Statesman.com’s Tony Plohetski reports the details that in early November, as health officials warned of a impending COVID-19 spike, Austin Mayor Steve Adler hosted an outdoor wedding and reception with 20 guests for his daughter at a trendy hotel near downtown. The next morning, Adler and seven other wedding attendees boarded a private jet bound for Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, where they vacationed for a week at a family timeshare. One night into the trip, Adler addressed Austin residents in a Facebook video: “We need to stay home if you can. This is not the time to relax. We are going to be looking really closely. … We may have to close things down if we are not careful.” In hosting the wedding and traveling internationally, Adler said he broke neither his own order or those established by Gov. Greg Abbott. But at the time, the city was recommending people not gather in groups of more than 10, and the day after Adler’s departure, Austin’s health authority warned that “it’s important that we drive the (COVID-19) numbers down in advance of Thanksgiving.” As he pressed the public to help stop the spread of the virus in recent weeks, Adler had not previously disclosed details of his private actions. He gave no indication in his Facebook video that he was outside the city as he discussed Austin’s rising number of cases and reviewed the number of hospital patients. In an interview this week with the American-Statesman, the mayor said he and his family put hours of consideration into how to hold an intimate event and vacation as safely as possible. He said he consulted with interim health director Dr. Mark Escott prior to the wedding at the Hotel St. Cecilia, just east of South Congress Avenue, and established rules to ensure guests’ safety. The 20 attendees had to undergo a rapid COVID-19 test and maintain social distancing, he said. Adler added that masks were distributed, although he acknowledged that guests were “probably not” wearing them all the time. “At that point, I am with my family group and people who just tested,” he said. “It is not perfect. Obviously, there are infections that could happen, but I think all of us should be minimizing risks as best we can.” In a media briefing the day after Adler’s party left for Cabo on Mexico’s Pacific coast, Escott told the public: “If you’re going out to a restaurant, go out with your family, the people who live in your household, not with family and friends outside your household and start to decrease those travels outside of your home that are not necessary.” A month later, City Hall insiders and political operatives have quietly started questioning the actions of Adler, a Democrat serving his second term, as officials across the country have been found breaking their own rules or recommendations. Williamson County Judge Bill Gravell, a Republican, paid a $1,000 fine for violating his stay-home order by visiting his grandson on his birthday after donning fire protection equipment. Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, a Democrat, issued a public apology after urging residents not to travel for Thanksgiving, then flying to Missisissippi to see his family. California Governor Gavin Newsom, also a Democrat, was recently caught at a posh restaurant at a large table without a mask. San Francisco Mayor London Breed, a Democrat, dined at the same posh restaurant the very next night with seven other people to celebrate socialite Gorretti Lo Lui’s 60th birthday. San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo, also a Democrat, apologized on Tuesday for attending a thanksgiving dinner in violation of California health protocols. The situation underscores the greater-than-normal scrutiny on public officials during the pandemic as they issue public pleas for people to take coronavirus precautions and balance other demands in their personal lives. Political opponents often are standing guard to capitalize on any misstep or hint of hypocrisy. Adler has been involved heavily in the city’s COVID-19 response, taking what many considered a bold and politically risky step in March of canceling the South by Southwest Festival, a premier event and economic boon for the city, days before the first local cases were confirmed. He has appeared on national TV cable shows discussing the city’s measures to help stop the spread of the virus. Adler said his conduct is different from other officials because he did not behave in a way that was inconsistent with his message at the time. He added that his actions did not violate his regulations. “Everyday since March, I repeat that being home is the safest place for people to be,” Adler said in a statement Wednesday. “Only at our most trying moments, like around Thanksgiving, have I asked people not to travel as part of extra precautions. It is safest to stay home. However, we aren’t asking people to never venture out. We ask everyone to be as safe as possible when they do.” The rate of people testing positive in Austin was less than 4% but started climbing after Adler was in Mexico. New cases rose dramatically as Thanksgiving neared. Adler said his daughter wanted a much larger wedding but, due to the pandemic, downsized to mostly parents and siblings, some of whom flew into Austin. The event also included a Seattle-based wedding photographer. “She, like so many other brides, was having to make adjustments in order to stay compliant with the orders from the health director here in Austin and the orders I issued as mayor,” he said. “My daughter and my family are no exception.” Under Texas Department of Health guidelines, wedding planners are urged to hold events outside but are not subject to an occupancy limit. Indoor weddings must have a 75% occupancy cap. At the time, Austin was under Stage 3 recommendations, meaning that people should avoid gatherings of more than 10 people and only higher risk people were urged to avoid non-essential travel. Adler said the eight people with whom he traveled to Mexico operated as a “COVID pod,” meaning that they had all agreed to the same safety guidelines. “There was no recommendation for people not to travel during that period of time,” he said. “Someone could look at me and say, ‘He traveled.’ But what they could not say is that I traveled at a time when I was telling other people not to travel.” Adler said that he does not believe he took a test upon his return to Austin but “generally quarantined.” The U.S. in March limited inbound land crossings from Mexico to essential travel, but the prohibition did not prevent citizens from returning home. And while the U.S. outbreak has prompted many countries, including much of Europe, to ban American travelers, air travel to Mexico has been allowed during the pandemic, making it one of the few countries that has continued to allow American tourists without stringent restrictions. Days before Thanksgiving, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned Americans to “avoid all travel to Mexico” because of the spiking coronavirus infections. It seems, once again, that The Simpsons traveled in their time machine… PJMedia’s Bryan Preston sums it all up perfectly: It’s leadership 101. Don’t ask your folks to do anything you’re not willing to do yourself. Set the example and then live it. Basic. But how many elected Democrats have thrown this whole idea out and violated their own edicts while also shutting down churches and businesses but leaving other similar but politically-approved crowd-magnets open, and also by the way shutting down schools not because the kids there are at risk, but because the teachers’ unions demand the schools be shut down? We’re gonna need a spreadsheet to keep track of all of ’em.
Valery Giscard d’Estaing, ex-president of France and author of ill-fated EU constitution, dead ‘due to Covid-19’ at age 94
by RT on December 2, 2020 at 23:52
Valéry Marie René Georges Giscard d’Estaing, who served as president of France from 1974 to 1981, passed away from what his family said were effects of the novel coronavirus, having been hospitalized for breathing difficulties. Read Full Article at RT.com
RHOBH’s Erika Jayne and husband sued for ’embezzling money meant for Lion Air plane crash victims’
on December 2, 2020 at 23:51
RHOBH’s Erika Jayne, 49, and her husband Tom Girardi, 81, were hit with a lawsuit on Wednesday by Edelson PC for ’embezzling money meant for family members of Lion Air plane crash victims.’
West Virginia husband shoots wife in the back of her head after accusing her of cheating
on December 2, 2020 at 23:50
Jason Gillman, 35, is charged with malicious wounding and domestic battery after allegedly shooting wife Tiffany in the back of the head during an argument in their West Virginia home Monday.
There would have been four TIMES as many flightless bird species if not for humans, study reveals
on December 2, 2020 at 23:48
There are 60 species of flightless birds walking the Earth today, but a new study reveals there would have been 166 if not for human influences driving them to extinction since the Late Pleistocene.
Scientists identify eerie new species of deep-sea jellyfish using only high-definition video
on December 2, 2020 at 23:46
Using a remotely operated underwater drone, scientists have discovered an eerie new species of comb jelly, Duobrachium sparksae, two miles beneath the surface off the coast of Puerto Rico.
CDC director Robert Redfield warns of rough times’ahead
on December 2, 2020 at 23:42
‘The reality is, December and January and February are going to be rough times. I actually believe they are going to be the most difficult time in the public health history of this nation,’ Redfield said.
Watch Live: Rudy Giuliani Testifies to Michigan House Committee on Alleged Vote Fraud
by Kyle Olson on December 2, 2020 at 23:41
President Donald Trump’s lawyer, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, is testifying to the Michigan House Oversight Committee on Wednesday about alleged vote fraud that occurred in the battleground state.
AI Just Solved A 50-Year-Old Mystery That Could “Dramatically” Change How We Fight Cancer
by Tyler Durden on December 2, 2020 at 23:40
AI Just Solved A 50-Year-Old Mystery That Could “Dramatically” Change How We Fight Cancer Tyler Durden Wed, 12/02/2020 – 18:40 On the day our technological AI overlords decide to finally end the human race, we will be able to tout the feather in our cap that at one point they helped us solve some of the world’s toughest mysteries. Such was the case with a science problem that the medical and scientific community has been struggling with for more than 5 decades. The problem of “mapping the three-dimensional shapes of the proteins that are responsible for diseases from cancer to Covid-19” appears to now have a solution – thanks to AI. Google’s Deepmind now says it has created a program called AlphaFold that can solve the mapping problems in “a matter of days”, according to a new report from The Independent. If it works as claimed, the solution will have arrived “decades” before it was expected, the piece notes. Of the 200 million known proteins, only a small amount are understood. The task of figuring out how each individual protein works is time consuming and expensive. This development could dramatically move our understanding forward further, and faster. DeepMind claims that “AlphaFold determined the shape of around two-thirds of the proteins with accuracy comparable to laboratory experiments.” The 14th Community Wide Experiment on the Critical Assessment of Techniques for Protein Structure Prediction (CASP14) partnered with Google for the project. The group is comprised of scientists who have been working on a solution for protein mapping since 1994, more than 25 years. Dr John Moult, chair of CASP14, commented: “Proteins are extremely complicated molecules, and their precise three-dimensional structure is key to the many roles they perform, for example the insulin that regulates sugar levels in our blood and the antibodies that help us fight infections.” He continued: “Even tiny rearrangements of these vital molecules can have catastrophic effects on our health, so one of the most efficient ways to understand disease and find new treatments is to study the proteins involved. There are tens of thousands of human proteins and many billions in other species, including bacteria and viruses, but working out the shape of just one requires expensive equipment and can take years.” Nobel Laureate and Professor Venki Ramakrishnan said: “This computational work represents a stunning advance on the protein-folding problem, a 50-year-old grand challenge in biology. It has occurred decades before many people in the field would have predicted. It will be exciting to see the many ways in which it will fundamentally change biological research.” The next step will be submitting a paper detailing the findings for peer-review.
Security guard, 22, says she was sexually assaulted by prominent NYC priest Father George Rutler, 75
on December 2, 2020 at 23:35
Ashley Gonzalez, 22, of the Bronx alleged she was assaulted by Father George Rutler (pictured), 75, at St. Michael the Archangel Church in Midtown Manhattan on November 4.
Report: Gary Cohn Stiff Arms Goldman Sachs over Fraud Clawbacks
by John Carney on December 2, 2020 at 23:33
Gary Cohn is the lone holdout among former top Goldman Sachs executives who have been asked to return compensation after the firm paid enormous fines related to fraud charges over a Malaysian investment fund, according to a report from Bloomberg News.
Florida man, 53, enraged by unrequited love douses woman, 61, with gasoline and sets her on fire
on December 2, 2020 at 23:30
Luis Angel Quinonez, 53, is accused of dousing Angelica Acosta Blanco, 61, in gasoline and then setting her alight at a home in the 7100 block of San Castle Boulevard, in Lantana, Florida, Monday.
Creator Of The Bond VIX: It All Comes Crashing Down After 2025
by Tyler Durden on December 2, 2020 at 23:26
Creator Of The Bond VIX: It All Comes Crashing Down After 2025 Tyler Durden Wed, 12/02/2020 – 18:26 By Harley Bassman, creator of the MOVE index, aka the “VIX for bonds” The lack of (CPI) inflation should not distract anyone from recognizing that our financial economy is presently overwhelmed by too much debt, both public and private; and it is beneath the cloak of systemic risk management that the Federal Reserve (FED) flipped on their printing press to support an alphabet soup of asset purchase programs. And while I do not begrudge most of the FEDs actions to offer relief from both the Great Financial Crisis (GFC) and the COVID pandemic, what we all must recognize is that the financial remediation of these two crises have pulled forward the day of reckoning for how to fund the promise of Social Security and Medicare for the retiring Baby Boomer demographic. The political game of “kick the can” for managing the two largest strands of our social safety net has reached an end; about a decade sooner than hoped. We are at a crossroads where one path is well trodden by financial history, and the other newly paved by an economic Pied Piper. But her siren song has been too sweet, and we are turning to the perfidy of Modern Monetary Theory (MMT). Here we consider the reason and consequence of this dangerous road. Only Congress can legally “spend” money (Fiscal Policy), and since they would not offer sufficient support in response to the GFC, the FED stepped in with (Monetary Policy) Large Scale Asset Purchases (LSAP), also known as Quantitative Easing (QE), as their most potent tool. These assets landed on the FED’s balance sheet. While indeed much has changed over the past decade, sometimes to the point where facts do not exist, what has remained constant are the rules for double entry bookkeeping, where every asset must be paired with a liability. Thus, the assets on the FED’s ledger are paid for by the creation of Money; an incongruity since by law the FED cannot “spend” money. A Zero Interest Rate Policy (ZIRP) and QE were supposed to be interim measures that would be reversed upon an economic recovery; a progression always followed in the past. However, FED attempts at normalization were thwarted by the 2013 bond “taper tantrum” and the late 2018 equity tizzy. The FED recognized that there are only two ways out of a debt crisis – either default or inflate with the caveat that inflation is simply a slow-motion default. Since the market would not allow the FED to reduce its balance sheet via asset sales (or even the slow bleed of letting bonds mature), the alternate solution was to create inflation as a way to reduce the value of debt. The FEDs dog-eared play book posited that if they increased the supply of Money (M2), and the economy held constant (Quantity), then Prices must rise (inflation) to keep the equation in balance. GDP = Money * Velocity = Price * Quantity Such a pity that Velocity collapsed, almost fully offsetting the increase (printing) of Money. But do not toss out your economic textbooks just yet, as the seeming lack of inflation from the FEDs money-printing is a David Copperfield style illusion. While CPI inflation barely registers a pulse, asset inflation is rampant. The Case-Shiller Index of residential housing is up 63% from its December 2011 low, and is 23% above its previous peak in June 2006. Gold kissed 2000 in August, an alltime high. And, of course, the S&P 500 is a five-bagger from early 2009. Notice how much of our national wealth is held by the Top 1%. While a 3%-point increase over the previous peaks may seem small, let me assure you that 3% of a huge number is an extremely large number. Strangely, income distribution held steady. If FED policies favored the wealthy, and their share of wealth increased, why did their share of income not rise in a similar fashion ? Wealth concentration increased despite a static distribution of income because the affluent do not spend additional income. The Velocity of money declined because the dollars the FED created went into asset purchases instead of hourly wages where those funds would be recycled back into the economy. A recent FED study reported that nearly 40% of US households do not have cash on hand to cover a $400 emergency expense (car repair or broken appliance). Surely funds directed to these households would soon be spent (recycled). Velocity is a measure of recycled spending; financial asset purchases are static. I am loath to offer the topic of politics on these pages, if only because half my readers would soon use a hardcopy version for lining their bird cage. But as a public policy comment, middle-class citizens should be mad as hell that Government resources were directed at policies that widened the wealth gap. I will stipulate this was NOT the intention of the FED; and that Fiscal policies by both parties have been grossly insufficient. Thus, the trumpets have blared for the salve of Modern Monetary Theory. As a reminder, Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) advocates suggest that Governments that create their own fiat currency can borrow so long as there is spare capacity in the economy. In a nutshell, deficits do not matter until debt capacity is reached, which will be signaled by rising inflation. Never mind that nary an agency has created a predictive model for inflation; at best one can back test a few variables, but these models collapse in real time. Neither the FED, the CBO, nor the major Wall Street banks have successfully modeled inflation – as such, our policy makers will only dial back a debt binge after inflation occurs. This sort of risk management is akin to racing a car down a foggy lane and not hitting the brakes until after one slams into a tree. But MMT has arrived as a confluence of events are making economic demands on the Government that cannot be denied by a political class whose priority is reelection. The combination of a COVID support package, perhaps Millennial relief of college debt, and most important, the promise to Baby Boomers to fund Social Security (SS) will draw bipartisan votes in favor of a MMT-fiscal expansion. Let’s be clear, MMT was coming with or without COVID, no matter who was elected President, but recent events have accelerated the process. The high-end for a COVID relief package is tagged at $3Tn, and the notion of forgiving all college debt would cost $1.68Tn. But this is my bar bill at the club compared to the funding gap to support Social Security. The chart above borrows from a scholarly report by James Moore, PhD. It shows the total US Treasury debt outstanding while the lines are the projected Social Security deficit. From the Social Security Trustees (SST), the orange line is their base-case while the gray line represents the SST’s high-risk scenario. Both were calculated using historical assumptions for interest rates, inflation, and economic growth. The red line is the result of using current market-based inputs for interest rates and inflation. Notice how this estimate was between the SSTs base-case and high-risk scenarios until 2010, but impact of the Great Financial Crisis (GFC) exploded the future liability. In case I was too coy, let’s link these thoughts. The US Government has run a cumulative deficit over the past 100 years of $22.7Tn; in contrast, to fully fund Social Security using current metrics would cost an additional $45.6Tn. Unless eligibility or benefits are significantly altered, some form of debt issuance that rhymes with MMT will be required. The chart from the CBO offers a similar outlook as a percent of GDP. Notice the steep increase from 2030 to 2050 starts near 100% of GDP instead of closer to 40% of GDP before the GFC and COVID. These two events accelerated an already challenging decision process. Here is the main point: This past decade’s money printing was used to purchase assets; this next decade’s money printing will be used to fund an expansive Fiscal policy which will funnel money into the hands of people who will spend it. Thus, the Velocity of money will increase and produce inflation. By 2026 all of the Baby Boomers will qualify for Social Security, and the Millennials will be the largest voting cohort. Both will demand Fiscal support which can only be funded via MMT budgeted borrowing. The most prescient bond bulls (Lacy Hunt, David Rosenberg, Albert Edwards) have noted that the FED’s money creation has been a self-defeating process that may reduce rates further, with the caveat that direct monetization of fiscal spending could lead to inflation. In other words, direct funding the US Treasury. This is a quibble that deserves a push. In the same way that one “borrows beer” at a party, having the Treasury wash their issuance through Wall Street dealers to the FED’s QE balance sheet is still “money printing”. The key difference is how those funds are used. Presently the FED’s asset purchases have coincided with reduced Velocity which dampened inflation; this will change when Fiscal money is directed toward those who will spend it upon receipt. Modern Monetary Theory is nonsense; the excessive creation of a fiat currency (eventually) leads to inflation. If it did not, I can assure you there would be a shelf of books detailing such miracles over the past five thousand years of recorded history. “Stop eating when you are fat” is not a healthy diet. Not to go native on you, but don’t you wonder why the Old Testament called for a trumpet to be sounded on the tenth day of the seventh month every 50 years for a Jubilee where all debts were cancelled ? While it may take longer than I expect for the final denouement, mark this as the moment our political class shirked their duty to make the hard decisions. Investment advice: Don’t panic (yet) as MMT will be terrific for the first number of years. There will be a “sugar high” as expansive Fiscal policy transfuses money to those who will spend it. Similar to how corporate earnings expanded with the 2017 tax cut, so too should earnings enjoy the tailwind from Fiscal support to those who tend to spend. College debt relief will initially increase retail sales, but will ultimately migrate towards home sales as this is the household formation demographic. Developed Market (DM) Equities should do well, especially when the dividend yield for most DM Indices exceeds their Central Bank controlled rate. I love Mortgage REITs despite a nice rally; their dividend yield is still ~9%. This payout should be stable if the FED keeps its promise of ZIRP until 2023. Other ways of riding the FEDs rate suppression coattails can be sourced via well-managed BDCs and Muni CEFs that employ financial leverage. For CEFs, pay particular attention to the Undistributed Net Investment Income (UNII) as a deficit here usually presages a distribution cut. I think it’s “safe in the pool” until 2023-25, then it will be adult swim only. This is why I own long-dated options to protect against rising interest rates – a product outlined in “Pigs Can Fly” – January 28, 2020, and I will detail again soon. “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it…the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie.” – Joseph Goebbels You know my rejoinder: “It’s never different this time.”
Four Fiscal Cliffs Between Now and the Inauguration
by Tyler Durden on December 2, 2020 at 23:25
Four Fiscal Cliffs Between Now and the Inauguration Tyler Durden Wed, 12/02/2020 – 18:25 Real Vision managing editor Ed Harrison joins editor Max Wiethe to discuss the potentially negative jobs data that Ed is watching out for later this week. Harrison also highlights the four fiscal cliffs between now and the inauguration that could potentially cause permanent economic damage and undermine the optimism surrounding the vaccine rotation trade. They also discuss the importance of perceived duration in how certain assets react to these surprises in real economic data. In the intro, Real Vision’s Peter Cooper discusses the new ADP numbers, the latest data on the spread of COVID-19 in the U.S., the U.K.’s emergency-use authorization of Pfizer and BioNTech SE’s vaccine, and president-elect Biden’s nominations for key economic positions in his administration.
Weekly coronavirus cases in US nursing homes hit the highest peak since spring, new report finds
on December 2, 2020 at 23:19
A new report found that more than 16,000 coronavirus cases were recorded at US nursing homes during the week of November 15, the highest levels seen since the spring.
Barack Obama: I Will Get Coronavirus Vaccine if Dr. Anthony Fauci Says It Is Safe
by Charlie Spiering on December 2, 2020 at 23:11
“I may end up taking it on TV or having it filmed,” Obama said. “Just so that people know that I trust this science, and what I don’t trust is getting COVID.”
Ann Coulter: Yes, They Cheat. We Have to Win Georgia Anyway
by Ann Coulter on December 2, 2020 at 23:09
The fate of Western civilization comes down to two runoff Senate elections in Georgia.
Couple are arrested for boarding flight from San Francisco to Hawaii AFTER testing positive
on December 2, 2020 at 23:05
Wesley Moribe, 41, and Courtney Peterson, 46, of Wailua, Hawaii, traveled from San Francisco International Airport to Lihue Airport in Kauai, Hawaii, Sunday.
Pat Patterson, wrestling’s first gay star, dies at 79
on December 2, 2020 at 23:04
Pat Patterson, the visionary professional wrestling pioneer and the industry’s first gay superstar, has died at age 79. He was credited with conceiving the WWE’s Royal Rumble in ’80s.
Iran To Boot Nuclear Inspectors Unless Access To Banking & Oil Markets Restored
by Tyler Durden on December 2, 2020 at 23:00
Iran To Boot Nuclear Inspectors Unless Access To Banking & Oil Markets Restored Tyler Durden Wed, 12/02/2020 – 18:00 Critics of Trump and Pompeo’s maximum pressure campaign against Iran have argued that the sanctions strangulation and ‘dirty tricks’ actions which put the Islamic Republic on the extreme defensive and thus a militarized posture will only push it to pursue a nuclear bomb at all costs. After all the mullahs see what happened to Libya and Iraq, and especially since the last January assassination of IRGC Quds Force chief Qassem Soleimani (and now the killing of its top nuclear scientist last Friday) consider that Iran is at war on multiple fronts against its enemies. As yet more proof, Iran is ready to take the most dramatic step yet pulling further away from prior designated restrictions on its nuclear energy development program: A bill requiring Iran’s government to suspend nuclear inspections unless sanctions are lifted, and ignore other restraints on its nuclear program agreed with major powers, was passed by the hardline-led parliament on Tuesday. IAEA inspectors at an Iranian facility, file image. If this is done before Trump’s exit, it could serve as casus belli for military action. This after administration hawks – with Pompeo leading the way – have reportedly been given free reign to hammer Iran short of provoking major war. A new report in The Daily Beast claims that “Trump has given some of his most hawkish administration officials, particularly his top diplomat, Mike Pompeo, carte blanche to squeeze and punish the Islamic Republic as aggressively as they wish in the coming weeks.” The Iranians attached a timeline for the potential looming booting out of international inspectors: “Lawmakers later passed the full bill, including a provision requiring the government to suspend United Nations nuclear inspections if Western powers which are still part of the 2015 nuclear accords, as well as China and Russia, do no re-establish Iran’s access to world banking and oil markets within a month,” according to Reuters. Iran will be asked for additional concessions for sanctions relief, says Biden’s new NSA head. Opening gambit? Negotiations will be bumpy. Iran will ramp up refinement & and use China’s willingness to break sanctions as counter gambit. https://t.co/mNeteCki0l — Joshua Landis (@joshua_landis) November 29, 2020 This is also likely designed to give Iran greater leverage going into talks and negotiations with the new Biden administration. The President-Elect has vowed to try and get the US back into the 2015 nuclear deal brokered under Obama, but of course Iran has already blasted past nuclear enrichment level caps stipulated by the deal as a response to US sanctions. The current US administration has also promised to derail any future Biden attempts to restore participation in the JCPOA. If Iran does move to end the nuclear inspections program, this could indeed seriously hinder any Biden initiative to restore peaceful relations.
Newly-pardoned Mike Flynn calls for Donald Trump to suspend the Constitution and declare martial law
on December 2, 2020 at 22:59
Former national security advisor Mike Flynn blasted out Flynn blasted out an article by the ‘We the People Convention’ calling for martial law with a new election overseen by the military.
Texas waitress complains restaurant is refusing to pay $2000 tip left to her by a generous customer
on December 2, 2020 at 22:58
Emily Bauer had only been working at Red Hook Seafood and Bar in San Antonio for two weeks before she received the enormous gratuity from an unidentified male customer on Sunday.
Australia Joins India in Boycott China Movement
by Gabrielle Reyes on December 2, 2020 at 22:57
Australian lawmakers and businesses called for a boycott of Chinese goods this week after Beijing hiked trade tariffs on a number of Australian products.
Georgia Secretary of State’s Office: ‘We Don’t Know How Many Absentee Ballots Arrived by Mail Versus Drop Box’
by Michael Patrick Leahy on December 2, 2020 at 22:56
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger has no idea how many of the 1.3 million absentee ballots counted in the state in the November 3 general election were delivered by mail and how many were collected and delivered from the 300 absentee ballot drop boxes he and the Georgia State Election Board approved for use in the election.
GOP-Controlled Senate Passes ‘America Last’ Green Card Giveaway to Reward Big Tech
on December 2, 2020 at 22:54
The GOP-controlled Senate stabbed their voters in the back on Wednesday by passing Senator Mike Lee’s green card giveaway to reward Big Tech by allowing them to import hundreds of thousands of Indian workers to take jobs from struggling American tech…
Confused fans ask why Elliot Page will keep playing Vanya Hargreaves after transgender announcement
on December 2, 2020 at 22:48
On Tuesday, Elliot – who is best known for his role as Juno, when he played a pregnant teenage girl – announced that he was transgender and that his pronouns are ‘he and they’.
Cuomo says New York will get 170k doses of Pfizer vaccine on December 15
on December 2, 2020 at 22:47
Cuomo previously announced that he would set up his own independent panel of experts to review the FDA’s finding because of the heightened political climate that surrounds it.
Former French president Valery Giscard d’Estaing was architect of EU integration
by mayor on December 2, 2020 at 22:46
By Ingrid Melander PARIS (Reuters) – Former French president Valery Giscard d’Estaing, a key architect of European integration who sought to liberalise the economy and social attitudes after years of The post Former French president Valery Giscard d’Estaing was architect of EU integration first appeared on One America News Network.
How the Rockefeller Christmas tree has been a symbol of hope over 89 years
on December 2, 2020 at 22:43
A look at how New York City’s iconic Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center has changed since it began as a modest tradition during the Great Depression in 1931
Dominion Whistleblower Testifies On “Complete Fraud” At Detroit Voting Center
by Tyler Durden on December 2, 2020 at 22:40
Dominion Whistleblower Testifies On “Complete Fraud” At Detroit Voting Center Tyler Durden Wed, 12/02/2020 – 17:40 A contractor for Dominion Voting Systems who was present during the Nov. 3 election at Detroit’s TCF Center testified at a Senate Committee hearing on Tuesday, telling the panel that she saw fraud throughout the day, as well as on Nov. 4, according to the Epoch Times. “What I witnessed at the TCF Center was complete fraud. The whole 27 hours I was there, there were batches of ballots being ran through the tabulating machines numerous times, being counted 8 to 10 times. I watched this with my own eyes; I was there to assist with IT,” said Melissa Carone, who added that there were ‘completely untrained’ people working night shift – including a friend she’s known for two decades. “They were allowed to do whatever they wanted to do. I, Nick, and Samuel, that worked for Dominion, they were on the stage. They had a contract employee, me, and another one that was from Texas—I have his name right here, Miles Smiley, 90-year-old man, there to assist with IT work. And he did not have any kind of background in IT and lived in Tennessee. So this man was just walking around aimlessly. I was really the only one running around like crazy helping these people,” she said. Carone also claims that batches of ballots were being scanned 8-10 times, and that ballots were able to be accessed by election workers after being scanned – when they are supposed to be dropped into a sealed box and preserved. The boxes, she said, were moved across the room and used to block GOP observers. In addition, Carone said that one Dominion employee disappeared to a “warehouse” for several hours before there was a large ‘data dump for Biden. More via Miguel Moreno at the Epoch Times Carone says the proper way to scan ballots when there’s a paper jam is to reset the count, in other words, discard the count, on the machine and rescan all of them with the jammed paper on top. But, apparently, that didn’t happen and counters rescanned ballots without resetting the count. In an interview with The Epoch Times, Carone says that Dominion hasn’t contacted her since she submitted her affidavit.
Emotional support pets no longer allowed as service animals on flights, Dept of Transport states
on December 2, 2020 at 22:35
The Transportation Department issued a new ruling on the Air Carrier Access Act Wednesday stating that emotional support animals will no longer be considered as service animals on flights.
Woman’s decomposing headless body found in Baltimore with hands and feet missing
on December 2, 2020 at 22:34
Two workers surveying property in the Morrell Park section of Baltimore on Tuesday morning discovered a woman’s dismembered and decomposing body resting under a tarp.
Brooklyn baby recovers after being ‘stabbed by autistic brother, 9’
on December 2, 2020 at 22:33
A 14-month-old baby was knifed in the stomach, allegedly by her nine-year-old brother with autism, inside the family’s Patchen Avenue apartment in Brooklyn while in the care of a grandmother.
Sarah Fuller Nominated for Courage Award After Making One, 30-Yard Kickoff
by Warner Todd Huston on December 2, 2020 at 22:32
Sarah Fuller is now in the running for the Capital One Orange Bowl-FWAA Courage Award, according to reports.
Six charged in ‘birth tourism’ scheme that saw 117 pregnant Turkish women fly to US to give birth
on December 2, 2020 at 22:27
Acting US Attorney for EDNY Seth Ducharme said 117 women traveled from Turkey to Long Island to give birth to the children before returning home. In total, 119 children were born on US soil.
Salesforce stock drops 11% after company announced plan to buy Slack
on December 2, 2020 at 22:26
After dropping as much as 11 percent in early trading, Salesforce stock ended the session down 8.9 percent following a rare downgrade from Citi Research analyst Walter Pritchard.
Watch: Smuggler Rams U.S. Border Checkpoint During Escape to Mexico
by Ildefonso Ortiz and Brandon Darby on December 2, 2020 at 22:25
A suspected human smuggler drove a pickup through a border checkpoint as he tried to escape U.S. authorities. Mexican police and military forces arrested the man on their side of the port and sent him back to Texas.
Sidney Powell, Lin Wood Oppose Trump, Push Georgians Not to Vote in Senate Runoff
by Ashley Oliver on December 2, 2020 at 22:24
ATLANTA — Attorneys Sidney Powell and Lin Wood held a press conference in Georgia on Wednesday, where Powell told the crowd not to vote in the upcoming Senate runoff election, a message that directly contrasts with President Donald Trump’s call for Georgians to turn out to vote for Republican Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue.
House Passes Bill Forcing Chinese Companies To Agree To Audit Oversight Or Delist From US
by Tyler Durden on December 2, 2020 at 22:22
House Passes Bill Forcing Chinese Companies To Agree To Audit Oversight Or Delist From US Tyler Durden Wed, 12/02/2020 – 17:22 Not long after a top US intelligence official unveiled the existence of a Chinese intelligence operation, the House passed a bill that, should it become law, would force Chinese companies listed in the US to either adhere to strict American accounting standards, or delist and go elsewhere. We’ve reported on the push to pass the bill several times. Trump made the issue a high priority this fall as election day neared. The bill targets a loophole that allows Chinese companies to essentially write their own rules when it comes to auditing, something that has led to literally dozens of corporate frauds that have cost American and international investors billions of dollars. The collapse of Luckin Coffee and the CCP’s bailout of Evergrande helped to underscore the fact that Chinese companies essentially play by their own rules, and if foreign investors get screwed, so be it. But the Trump team made it a centerpiece of its late game push against China, and now the legislation has finally passed the Democrat-controlled House. It’s in Trump’s hands now, as GOP Sen John Kennedy, one of its authors, pointed out in a tweet. Though we suppose it’s possible the US could strike some kind of deal with Beijing in the mean time. Communist China is right now using U.S. stock exchanges to exploit American workers and families—people who put their retirement and college savings in public companies. Today, the House joined the Senate in rejecting that toxic status quo UNANIMOUSLY. https://t.co/Zv6ukt8wP2 — John Kennedy (@SenJohnKennedy) December 2, 2020 The news has hit the offshore yuan; it has perhaps also stoked fears that the US might somehow miss out in the economic resurgence reportedly taking place in Asia, which has done a much better job of stamping out the virus than the rest of the world. The surfeit of fraud-ridden Chinese firms created an atmosphere where short sellers like Citron Research and Muddy Waters Research minted reputations (and billions of dollars for themselves and their backers) as they rooted out evidence of fraud like a kind of hedfe fund blood sport. These firms have collectively worked, along with others, to help expose innumerable frauds and misstatements from companies based in China. A movie, “The China Hustle”, was even made about this very topic. The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, an entity created by Sarbannes-Oxley to oversee accounting standards at US-listed companies, has been repeatedly unsucessful in its attempts to secure cooperation from China on a broad scale. The PCAOB has often had to sue Chinese audit firms and negotiate with Chinese regulators for more information. Now, new regulations could put the responsibility on the listing exchanges, like NASDAQ and NYSE, who choose to give credibility to China-based entities by accepting their listing fees and putting them on their well known exchanges. It has been reported that the administration is trying to pass the new rules before outgoing SEC head Jay Clayton leaves at the end of the year. The Biden administration can then presumably “tweak” them to a degree. These same exchanges have helped make Chinese businessmen like Alibaba founder Jack Ma into billionaires. But they never even managed to offer any kind of real oversight of companies like Alibaba. Ma is now getting his comeuppance after publicly griping about some obscure regulatory feature in China, apparently angering China’s leaders to such a degree that they cancelled the spinoff of Alibaba’s Ant Financial.
Harvard grad student busted trying to smuggle stolen research to China ‘will plead guilty’
on December 2, 2020 at 22:18
A Harvard graduate student who allegedly attempted to smuggle cancer research materials out of the United States will plead guilty to a lesser charge in court.
Kayleigh McEnany: ‘The President Is Serious’ About Vetoing Defense Bill over Section 230
by Charlie Spiering on December 2, 2020 at 22:16
White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany confirmed Wednesday that President Donald Trump was serious about vetoing the defense funding bill if it did not terminate Section 230 of the Community Decency Act.
Father-of-six discovers his felon fiancee is engaged to TWO other men
on December 2, 2020 at 22:11
Shawn, 45, from Las Vegas, Nevada, searches for his fiancée Destinie, 28, on social media for the first time and is shocked by what he finds.
Zendaya tries her hand at archery for new Lancome campaign
on December 2, 2020 at 22:10
The 24-year-old star appears in a new video and picture campaign for Lancome’s Lash Idôle mascara.
Upstate NY Congressional Race Results Uncertain After 55 Uncounted Ballots Found
by Katherine Rodriguez on December 2, 2020 at 22:05
A batch of 55 uncounted ballots in an upstate New York congressional district race has placed the election race’s results into uncharted territory.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Slams Moderate Democrats for Criticizing Her Tactics
by Hannah Bleau on December 2, 2020 at 22:00
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) appeared to take issue with remarks made by Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), who observed that the New York lawmaker is “more active on Twitter than anything else.”
Kayleigh McEnany: If You Can Loot During Pandemic, You Can Celebrate Christmas Responsibly
by Charlie Spiering on December 2, 2020 at 22:00
White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Wednesday defended the White House hosting Christmas parties despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The Government Has Printed 40 Cents For Every Dollar That Existed In March
by Tyler Durden on December 2, 2020 at 22:00
The Government Has Printed 40 Cents For Every Dollar That Existed In March Tyler Durden Wed, 12/02/2020 – 17:00 By Howard Wang of Convoy Investments Print enough money and you can increase asset prices under any circumstance. The government has printed 40 cents for every dollar that existed in March. All things equal, this would translate to 40% inflation as prices rise due to increased money supply. Of course, in reality inflation increased less than 1%… … because economic activity slowed down so much and savings rates skyrocketed. While it can seem like the lack of inflation gives the government a free pass to print, the printing is not without consequences. The money is flowing through to higher financial inflation and lowering the value of the dollar relative to other currencies and gold. The combination of massive printing and historically low rates is producing bubble like behavior in many markets like crypto-currencies, much like in 2017. Of course in 2017, the Fed began to withdraw liquidity and crushed many of those asset bubbles. This time around we are also seeing a torrent of new casual day traders, reminiscent of stories you read about the Roaring Twenties. Below I show the indiscriminate price appreciation across the board since the government rescued the markets in March. As you can see, the 40% increase in money supply didn’t go into the real economy, but sloshed all around the financial markets. The price of anything is measured in the form of dollars per unit whether it is $/share, $/bond, $/house, $/barrel, etc. So the price of everything comes down to those two things, supply of assets and the quantity of money chasing those assets. More money chasing fewer assets means higher prices, and vice versa. This year has been an extreme example of how if you print enough money, you can increase asset prices under virtually any circumstance. Going forward, I believe the Fed and the Treasury’s top priority will continue to be the real economy. Asset bubbles are an unfortunate side effect of massive liquidity, high savings rate and low interest rates. They’ll need to carefully manage those bubbles as recover from COVID such that the bursting won’t topple the real economy. See the deck below for a more in-depth discussion.
Astronaut Mark Kelly is sworn in as Arizona senator with wife Gabby Giffords at his side
on December 2, 2020 at 21:55
Mark Kelly was sworn in as Arizona’s new senator Wednesday and will serve out the rest of the late Republican Senator John McCain’s term – decreasing Republicans’ majority to 52-48.
Oreo launches LADY GAGA-themed cookies that are pink and green
on December 2, 2020 at 21:54
The 34-year-old pop star teamed up with Oreo on the limited-edition snack. They’re made with pink-colored Golden Oreos and green-colored creme, and have embossed designed inspired by Gaga’s album.
Black smudge on Greenland explorer’s diary reveal his tragic final moments more than 100 years later
on December 2, 2020 at 21:53
An analysis of a black smudge on explorer Jørgen Brønlund’s last diary entry finds it is made of human feces, burnt rubber and oil, revealing he attempted to make a fire before dying in 1906.
Maskless Dave Chappelle and his crew get into a heated altercation at the Four Seasons
on December 2, 2020 at 21:52
Comedian Dave Chappelle got into an altercation with Chad Laboy, 31, at the Four Season Hotel in Austin, Texas, last month, DailyMail.com can reveal.
Mike Lee to Seek Senate Approval of S.386 Outsourcing Bill by ‘Unanimous Consent’
by Neil Munro on December 2, 2020 at 21:51
Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) is expected to seek Senate passage of his S.386 job-outsourcing bill Wednesday evening.
Kayleigh McEnany’s maskless husband gets into confrontation withTrump’s favorite photographer
on December 2, 2020 at 21:44
Kayleigh McEnany’s husband was at her press briefing, watching her from the back of the room, and then got into a fight with President Donald Trump’s favorite photographer for not wearing a face mask.
Coronavirus found in US blood samples from DECEMBER 2020
on December 2, 2020 at 21:43
A US study has dealt a killer blow to claims that the coronavirus emerged from a livestock market in Wuhan last winter, as global evidence proves the virus had spread across the world before then.
Chinese ‘Influence Operation’ Targeting Members Of Team Biden
by Tyler Durden on December 2, 2020 at 21:40
Chinese ‘Influence Operation’ Targeting Members Of Team Biden Tyler Durden Wed, 12/02/2020 – 16:40 Offering the latest hint that Joe Biden’s newly adopted ‘tough on China’ stance might be hollow posturing, Bloomberg just published comments from a top US intelligence official unveiling the existence of an ‘influence operation’ targeting top members of team Biden. The comments come just days after Biden and his team announced their nominees for top foreign policy positions, along with key appointments like Janet Yellen to Treasury and other economic-policy posts. They have been sourced to Bill Evanina, the director of an obscure but critical intelligence agency known as the US NCSC. The comment was reportedly made during remarks at the Aspen Cyber Summit, which has reliably generated newsmaking comments and headlines in recent years. That Evanina’s comments are even being picked up by the wires is almost surprising, considering that Bloomberg has a reputation for being soft on China for fear of compromising its terminal business. But at second glance, it’s obvious why: Evanina also insisted that the 2020 election was flawlessly done. A former Bloomberg editor attested a few years back that they were stopped from publishing stories about the accumulated, hidden wealth of President Xi and his family members. When Beijing launched its purge of Western reporters earlier this year, Bloomberg wasn’t hit nearly as hard as the NYT, WSJ and other American news organizations. Continuing on the China theme, Evanina added that the world’s second-largest economy is now “the existential threat we face” in the US. Indeed, as President Xi’s actions to punish foreign governments, as well as critics and dissidents both abroad and within its boarders, intensify, it’s more important than ever that an American president can stand up to the Politburo, and hold his ground. Will Biden manage that? It remains to be seen. But some of these reporters about his son’s business activities (and purported influence-peddling) in China doesn’t exactly bode well.
Trier crash: Driver who killed five in German car rampage ‘drunk’
on December 2, 2020 at 21:39
The 51-year-old German, named in media reports as Bernd Walter W, was believed to have been living in the Range Rover which he drove into pedestrians in a shopping street in Trier.
Heart-broken slighted wife exposes her ‘full-time cheater’ ex on TikTok in BRUTAL video
on December 2, 2020 at 21:30
Hillary Zinks, 31, from Los Angeles, exposed her ex-husband, a pilot, on TikTok, claiming he cheated on her with hundreds of women, who she managed to track down via social media.
Texas Coalition Reports 228% Jump in Homeschooling in State over 20 Years
by Dr. Susan Berry on December 2, 2020 at 21:28
The Texas Home School Coalition (THSC) has released a new report revealing that, over the past two decades, withdrawals from public schools in the state to homeschooling have jumped 228 percent.
Carole Middleton hints at her grandkids’ excitement over Santa Claus
on December 2, 2020 at 21:27
In an Instagram post on her Party Pieces page, Carole Middleton, 65, called Christmas Eve a ‘special occasion in her family’ and hinted at the Cambridge children’s excitement over Santa.
After This New Wave Of Lockdowns, Most People Will Accept Any “Solution” Because They’ll Be So Desperate
by Tyler Durden on December 2, 2020 at 21:20
After This New Wave Of Lockdowns, Most People Will Accept Any “Solution” Because They’ll Be So Desperate Tyler Durden Wed, 12/02/2020 – 16:20 Authored by Michael Snyder via TheMostImportantNews.com, When people become desperate enough, those in power can get most of them to do just about anything. The first wave of lockdowns knocked us into the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression of the 1930s, it sent suicide rates soaring all over the globe, and it plunged millions upon millions of ordinary citizens into a deep state of despair. Now another wave of lockdowns is being instituted all over the planet, and this is going to perfectly set the stage for the “solutions” that the elite plan to offer all of us in 2021. It has been said that if you want people to be willing to accept a solution, first you have to make them realize that they have a problem. And once this “dark winter” finally ends, almost everybody will be absolutely desperate to return to their “normal” lives. With each passing day, more extremely harsh restrictions are being imposed. For example, a brand new “stay at home order” was just issued in Los Angeles County… All public and private gatherings with anyone outside a single household are now banned in Los Angeles County, as most of the country grapples with an unprecedented surge of Covid-19. The ban will last three weeks, starting Monday and ending December 20. It would be nice if the lockdown actually does get lifted before the end of the year, but for at least the next three weeks all 10 million people living in L.A. County will be forced “to stay home as much as possible”… All 10 million residents are asked to stay home as much as possible and wear face masks when outside — even when exercising at the beach and parks, said the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, which issued the order last week. On top of that, California Governor Gavin Newsom is warning that he may soon impose “much more dramatic, arguably drastic” restrictions for the entire state… California Gov Gavin Newsom just warned that more drastic steps could be taken to contain the virus after the state reported another 15k+ new cases yesterday. The Golden State could be facing “much more dramatic, arguably drastic” measures to contain the spread of the virus. The state also broke its record for hospitalized patients yesterday: The state reported 7,415 coronavirus hospitalizations, with more than 1,700 of those patients in ICUs. The number of hospitalizations broke the state’s previous record of 7,170 in July. Unfortunately, we are witnessing similar craziness all over the nation. In New Mexico, the new restrictions that were just instituted created so much panic that people were soon waiting for hours just to get into a supermarket to shop for food… New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) has put immense pressure on businesses with her “abrupt” lockdown order – forcing “nonessential” businesses to close and creating what has been dubbed “modern breadlines” — with people waiting 2-4 hours to enter essential retailers, former GOP Senate candidate Elisa Martinez explained during an appearance on Breitbart News Saturday. After seeing what the first round of lockdowns did to our nation, why would these politicians want to do it again? More than 70 million Americans have filed unemployment claims so far in 2020, more than 40 million could be facing eviction in 2021, and there has been a dramatic spike in suicides during this pandemic. When a 90-year-old woman named Nancy Russell found out that another lockdown was happening in her area, she decided to opt for assisted suicide… According to CTV News, a 90-year-old woman living in Toronto took her own life via medically assisted suicide, the choice made in large part due to the second surge of coronavirus cases and a looming period of increased restrictions. As I keep reminding my readers, there is always hope if you look at the bigger picture and suicide is never the answer to anything. Unfortunately, most people are not getting a message of hope from the mainstream media, and Russell decided that the months ahead were going to be too bleak in her nursing home for her to be able to handle… Residents eat meals in their rooms, have activities and social gatherings cancelled, family visits curtailed or eliminated. Sometimes they are in isolation in their small rooms for days. These measures, aimed at saving lives, can sometimes be detrimental enough to the overall health of residents that they find themselves looking into other options. Just as we are hitting a low point with this pandemic, authorities all over the globe are announcing that vaccines will soon be available. In fact, it is being reported that as many as ten different vaccines could be available by the middle of 2021… Ten COVID-19 vaccines could be available by the middle of next year if they win regulatory approval, but their inventors need patent protection, the head of the global pharmaceutical industry group said on Friday. As soon as the public can get them, it is inevitable that millions upon millions of people will rush out to get their shots so that they can return to their “normal” lives. But what they aren’t telling you is that these new vaccines are entirely different from vaccines that you may have gotten previously. These new mRNA vaccines will actually “hijack” your cells if you take them… When Moderna was just finishing its Phase I trial, The Independent wrote about the vaccine and described it this way: “It uses a sequence of genetic RNA material produced in a lab that, when injected into your body, must invade your cells and hijack your cells’ protein-making machinery called ribosomes to produce the viral components that subsequently train your immune system to fight the virus.” “In this case, Moderna’s mRNA-1273 is programmed to make your cells produce the coronavirus’ infamous coronavirus spike protein that gives the virus its crown-like appearance (corona is crown in Latin) for which it is named,” wrote The Independent. Under normal circumstances, very few people would sign up to have their cells “hijacked”, but at this point millions upon millions of people will be so desperate for a “solution” that they will take a vaccine no matter what the long-term consequences might be. And if you don’t take one of the vaccines, you may soon find that you aren’t able to fly internationally… The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced this week it is in the final phase of development for what it hopes will be universally accepted documentation that in turn could boost confidence among wary travelers. The digital health pass would include a passenger’s testing and vaccine information and would manage and verify information among governments, airlines, laboratories and travelers. If these new “digital vaccine passports” are implemented for international travel, it is probably just a matter of time before they are required for domestic travel as well. Of course there are lots of people out there that are trying to sound the alarm about all of this, but UN communications director Melissa Fleming says that her organization has already recruited an army of “110,000 information volunteers” to combat the spread of “misinformation”… Fleming told the World Economic Forum that #PledgetoPause and Verified have “recruited 110,000 information volunteers” thus far. She said “we equip these information volunteers with the kind of knowledge about how misinformation spreads and ask them to serve as kind of ‘digital first-responders’.” Fleming has stated elsewhere that the UN has “reached out to Member States, UN media partners, celebrity supporters” and “businesses” “to help us disseminate to the millions we will need to reach” with the campaign. They want to control what you think as they lead you into a dystopian future that will ultimately turn into a complete and utter nightmare. The truth is that none of us will be going back to our “normal lives” ever again. But the elite will continue to hold that carrot out there in order to get you to do what they want, and millions upon millions of people will fall for it. * * * Michael’s new book entitled “Lost Prophecies Of The Future Of America” is now available in paperback and for the Kindle on Amazon.
Staten Island teacher is under investigation after ‘masturbating on a conference call’
on December 2, 2020 at 21:17
A teacher at Tottenville High School in Staten Island is under investigation after an NYPD complaint was filed Monday when he was allegedly masturbating on a conference call.
Ex-girlfriend of ‘sugar daddy’ lawyer reveals how he lusted after Claudia Conway
on December 2, 2020 at 21:16
Matthew Erausquin is the founding partner of Consumer Litigation Associations and an Air Force veteran based in Virginia. He was taken into custody last week.
LeBron James ‘signs two-year, $85million extension’ with defending-champion Lakers
on December 2, 2020 at 21:15
LeBron Jamessigned a two-year, $85million extension with the Los Angeles Lakers that will allow him to become a free agent in 2023, when his son Bronny could be entering the NBA Draft.
Watch: President Trump Delivers His “Most Important Speech Ever”
by Tyler Durden on December 2, 2020 at 21:09
Watch: President Trump Delivers His “Most Important Speech Ever” Tyler Durden Wed, 12/02/2020 – 16:09 President Trump provides an update on the “constitutional election process.” Trump described his speech as “the most important” he’s ever made, providing an “update” on the campaign’s “ongoing efforts to expose the tremendous voter fraud that took place during the ridiculously long November 3rd elections.” The President noted that: “Lots of bad things happened during this ridiculous period of time, especially when you have to prove almost nothing.” The short version on Twitter… Statement by Donald J. Trump, The President of the United States Full Video: https://t.co/EHqzsLbbJG pic.twitter.com/Eu4IsLNsKD — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 2, 2020 During the full speech (on Facebook), Trump summarized a number of allegations raised by former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and other campaign lawyers. He claimed that “many people in the media, and even judges so far, have refused to accept it.” “They know it’s true. They know it’s there. They know who won the election but they refuse to say ‘you’re right,’” he continued. “Our country needs somebody to say you’re right.” Trump concluded: “As president, I have no higher duty than to defend the laws and the Constitution of the United States,” which – along with the election system – is under “coordinated assault and siege,” Both Twitter and Facebook have already slapped warnings on the clips.
Xi Jinping Book: Use ‘Charm of Chinese Culture’ to Promote Marxism
by Frances Martel on December 2, 2020 at 21:09
Xi Jinping’s most recent book urges Chinese people to use the “charm of Chinese culture” to promote Marxism, the human rights magazine Bitter Winter reported on Wednesday, promoting an ideology developed in Western Europe with no significant ties to Chinese culture prior to Mao Zedong’s seizure of power.
Moderna will being testing its coronavirus vaccine in children as young as 12
on December 2, 2020 at 21:06
Moderna Inc will begin testing its experimental coronavirus vaccine in 3,000 children between ages 12 and 17 with half receiving two shots of the immunization and the other half a placebo.
Austin’s Democrat Mayor Asked Residents to ‘Stay Home’ While Vacationing in Mexico
by Joshua Caplan on December 2, 2020 at 21:04
Austin, Texas, Mayor Steve Adler (D) urged residents to “stay home” in an effort to combat the spread of the coronavirus while vacationing in Mexico following his daughter’s wedding.
Tom Cotton: Georgians ‘Given the Choice’ of Who Controls the Senate
by Robert Kraychik on December 2, 2020 at 21:04
Georgia will determine whether Democrats or Republicans control the Senate in its upcoming elections, noted Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR).
Bonds Bloodbath As Jobs Flop, Gold Pops, Dollar Drops
by Tyler Durden on December 2, 2020 at 21:00
Bonds Bloodbath As Jobs Flop, Gold Pops, Dollar Drops Tyler Durden Wed, 12/02/2020 – 16:00 After a weak ISM manufacturing employment print, deteriorating initial claims data, and now ADP’s big disappointment, the jobs picture is deteriorating fast in America… Source: Bloomberg But don’t let that fool you… there’s always hope for ‘stimulus’… that lifted stocks from their ugliness intraday. But after yesterday’s exuberance, today was quiet-ish – Small Caps led the day as Nasdaq lagged but the overall moves were modest… The Small Cap outperformance relative to mega-tech look familiar again… One thing is for sure… it’s not the economy, stupid! Source: Bloomberg Global Central Banks are giving it all they can… Another day, another meltup in Energy stocks… Source: Bloomberg Value continues to hold its gains versus momentum but, despite the recent yield spike, remains notably decoupled from its bond-regime from October… Source: Bloomberg CRM crashed today (and WORK was lower) after they announced their hugely expensive deal… But still, no one wants any protection… Source: SpotGamma But the big headlines of the day were saved for the bloodbathery in bond-land (note the surge in yields hit around 7amET again and stalled at the EU close)… Source: Bloomberg 10Y Yields pushed up to recent resistance (election and vaccine spike highs)… Source: Bloomberg The yield curve soared to its steepest since Nov 2017… Source: Bloomberg The dollar popped and dropped on the day, ending lower once again… Source: Bloomberg Dollar’s reversal today came on Yuan strength as headlines suggested Biden would not roll back Trump tariffs… Source: Bloomberg Bitcoin held steady today around the $19k mark… Source: Bloomberg And – for a change – gold paid attention to the dollar weakness and rallied… …with the precious metal rising back above its 200DMA… Source: Bloomberg WTI ripped higher on the heels of headlines proclaiming “headway” was made among OPEC members (despite a notable surge in product stocks)… Finally, we better hope that Copper is wrong or the world’s stock market investors are in for a hell of a surprise when rates soar… Source: Bloomberg Though we have seen this kinda of disconnect before… and it didn’t end well… Source: Bloomberg And bear in mind that bonds are now ‘cheaper’ than stocks once again… Source: Bloomberg
LISTEN: CNN Execs Spike ‘Breitbart, New York Post, Fox News’ Hunter Biden Laptop Story
by Joel B. Pollak on December 2, 2020 at 21:00
James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas released audio Wednesday of an apparent conference call in October in which CNN president Jeff Zucker told editors to spike the story of Hunter Biden’s laptop and the emails it reportedly contained.
Owner of NYC Bar Arrested Days After Declaring “Autonomous Zone” to Dodge Pandemic Restrictions
by AJ Nelson on December 2, 2020 at 20:57
People are not happy… The post Owner of NYC Bar Arrested Days After Declaring “Autonomous Zone” to Dodge Pandemic Restrictions appeared first on We Are Change.
FDA defends slow response to Pfizer vaccine approval saying scientists need more time to review data
on December 2, 2020 at 20:56
US regulators are coming under fire for not moving faster in approving the jabs, with Donald Trump heaping pressure on the Food and Drug Administration.
Cotton: ‘No Chance’ Neera Tanden Is Confirmed — ‘She Might as Well Step Aside or Joe Biden Might as Well Withdraw Her’
by Jeff Poor on December 2, 2020 at 20:50
Wednesday on FNC’s “Fox & Friends,” Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) outright dismissed the possibility of Neera Tanden, Joe Biden’s nominee to head the Office of Management and Budget, being confirmed to the post.
Exclusive – Mike Braun: Americans Frightened of Leftist ‘Craziness’ from a Democrat Congress
by Sean Moran on December 2, 2020 at 20:47
ATLANTA — Sen. Mike Braun (R-IN) told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview on Wednesday that Americans are frightened at the prospect of Democrats having full control of Congress. He said that Georgians would rise to keep the Senate majority in Republican hands.
WHAT?! I Can’t Believe What These Politicians Did To This Man!
by AJ Nelson on December 2, 2020 at 20:45
In today’s video, we cover what the government did to a bar owner in New York who dared keep his business open. The post WHAT?! I Can’t Believe What These Politicians Did To This Man! appeared first on We Are Change.
Cracking The Contrarians Code
by Tyler Durden on December 2, 2020 at 20:45
Cracking The Contrarians Code Tyler Durden Wed, 12/02/2020 – 15:45 Authored by Mark Jeftovic via OutOfTheCave.io, Read Marks, not Marx if you want to learn anything useful about the future. It Ain’t What You Don’t Know That Gets You Into Trouble. It’s What You Know for Sure That Just Ain’t So – Unknown (but frequently attributed to Mark Twain) Over on AxisOfEasy we often say the defining conflict of our time is between centralization and decentralization. When I listened to Howard Marks on the Value Investing Legends podcast he said there are two schools of thought, the “I know” school and the “I don’t know” school. As I thought about this, I realized that the distinction between centralization / decentralization and I know vs I don’t know delineate out in a similar fashion. Those espousing centralization do so because they think the center knows. The trains will run on time as long as there is a super-intelligent brain, or AI or committee in the middle that has everything figured out and can direct traffic. What could possibly go wrong? Well, you could make the case that history is largely a chronicle of things that didn’t go as expected, or at least things that happened that weren’t expected at all. As Winston Churchill termed it, history was “one damned thing after another”. How is this relevant to contrarianism? What is often misunderstood, as per Ken Fisher’s Beat the Crowd, contrarian calls are frequently mistaken for opposite calls. He used the analogy of an analog clock, if the hour hand is at the 1, the opposite call is 7. He called this “Curmudgeonly Contrarianism”. But real contrarianism isn’t just picking the diametrical opposite outcome, it’s realizing that there are many other options than where the hour hand is pointing (or is predicted to be). In other words, contrarianism isn’t really about thinking you know what’s going to happen that is different from what the crowd thinks. Contrarianism is more about knowing that whatever it is the conventional wisdom thinks is going to happen, probably won’t. Thinking about it in this way helped me put a point on some bullet points / aphorisms I had been mentally pencilling out over the last while. If I tried to expand on all of them below this would be too long, I may break them out in detail in subsequent posts. Keep in mind, none of these are absolutes. If something will never be the same again, it’ll be close enough. The more hysterically that experts are shrieking about some unthinkable scenario, the greater the odds are that you can ignore it. The batting average for the accuracy of the most sophisticated macro models about nearly everything is abysmal. There is no such thing as AI. There are expert systems, a label from the 90’s, but they are by no definition “intelligent” and none of them give anybody any edge about predicting anything, let alone everything. Some of the most sacred cows and established tenets that underpin conventional thinking are demonstrably wrong (Phillips Curve) or unfalsifiable (OOL theories). The consensus outlook describes the one scenario that is impossible to occur (see Douglas Adams in his Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and his concept of the recipriversexcluson, a number whose value can be anything but itself , “In other words, the given time of arrival is the one moment of time at which it is impossible that any member of the party will arrive.”) Continuing on above: It’s true that a gaggle of of people who guess at the number of jelly beans in a jar will often times be wrong individually, but close enough statistically. For some reason the Wisdom of Crowds phenomenon does not translate to consensus outlooks by experts. My suspicion is that if you did the jelly beans in a jar guessing thing with a population comprised solely of Nobel Economics Prize laureates and central bankers, their guess would be further off than a crowd of inbred hillbillies. I don’t know why this is, but a few years back Dan Gardener put out a pretty good book about this called Future Babble: Why Expert Predictions Fail – And Why we Believe Them Anyway. There is a big difference between something being inevitable and it being imminent – the differential between the two can exceed the length of multiple lifetimes. However, the corollary is that “eventually” inevitably shows up sooner than anyone expected. The majority of expectations are delusional. Keynesian beauty contests lead to perverse feedback loops in which entire premises are built on infinite linear extrapolation. Then if you want to see real hysteria (or exuberance), put in an exponential curve. Exponentials cannot continue indefinitely anywhere, but our expectations around them certainly can. Many fears are unfounded. When bad things happen to people they are more often things that they didn’t expect rather than things they were actively fearing. All of the above boils back town to Marks’ (not Marx’s) “I know” vs “I don’t know”. Marks doesn’t know. Marx knew. Marxists today know. The governors of the Fed Board, Ben Bernanke, Janet Yellen, Stephanie Kelton, Anthony Fauci, Paul Krugman, Neil Ferguson, Greta Thunberg, Klaus Schwab, they are all of the “I know” school. There’s an expression “Left knows best” and it’s not wrong, but it’s not limited to lefties. Right wing conservatives belong to the “I know” school too. Especially those Neocons. Austrian-school capitalists, libertarians, Howard Marks and I suspect, all master class investors, belong to the “I don’t know school”. And so do I. At least I try to. So when I make a bet on gold, on silver and crypto currencies, I’m not making a bet because I think “I know what’s going to happen”. Contrarianism may not actually be about “everybody is wrong, the market is wrong, and I’m right, I know what’s going to happen” Contrarianism may more accurately understood as being about examining what everybody thinks they’re right about and what they take for granted. It’s not about what will happen as much as what can’t happen, or will likely stop working. You can’t print prosperity, you can’t indebt your way to wealth, you can’t save an economy by destroying the currency, even if you invent a scholarly sounding perpetual motion machine like MMT to justify it. And you can‘t keep leaching the last crumbs of wealth out of the under-class to enrich the elites and expect the underclass to sit still for it in perpetuity. I think the experts and the policy makers are wrong about inflation and I think they’re wrong about debt and I think they’re wrong about interest rates. That means I don’t want to be in cash, and to get out of a cash I don’t want to put it in things that are over priced and expensive relative to their value. Out of all that, it leaves a contrarian bet on precious metals, crypto currencies (because of capital destruction), income producing businesses (economic destruction) and commodities (because of inflation). Over the past year as I’ve been seeing increasingly more references on #fintwit that fundamentals are dead, value is dead, the New Normal is permanently high multiples, there is certainly some merit to these arguments given the destruction the monetary reset that certainly seems to be coming (even if we don’t know how it’ll play out). But also reminds me of the famous “permanently high plateau” remarks of yesteryear and other forms of New Era thinking, and thus the last couple of aphorisms from my collection: If it’s unprecedented, there are precedents. and If it’s different this time, it isn’t. * * * To stay in the loop on my musings subscribe to OutOfTheCave or follow me on Mastodon or Twitter. * * * Postscript After I had finished the first draft of this post, my copy of Christopher Mayer’s How do You Know? arrived. Mayer has written such investment classics as Invest Like a Dealmaker and 100 Baggers (which was in turn his study of the Tom Phelps’ fabled 100-to-1 In the Stock Market). The graphic I used in this post is from Mayer’s book. In the chapter on General Semantics he is talking about William O’Hanlon’s demonstration of reality: “Let the dots represent ‘facts’. Now we want to “connect the dots”, or make sense of them. O’Hanlon’s chart shows some of the ways in which you can connect the dots. It’s a brilliant rendering that makes clear there are many ways to interpret the same set of facts”. It is a different kind of book than his other two, but in this day and age of experts-uber-alles, mandatory narratives and institutionalized groupthink, it’s more important and a must read. This book is an ode to the I Don’t Know school of investing and of life.
FBI hunts terrifying bank robber dubbed the ‘Too Tall Bandit’
on December 2, 2020 at 20:39
Serial bank robber, the ‘Too Tall Bandit’, has robbed 16 banks in 11 years.The most recent incidents took place in November of this year. The FBI is awarding $15,000 for his capture.
Spain unveils festive travel ban & Covid curfews, but allows groups of 10 to gather for Christmas and New Year
by RT on December 2, 2020 at 20:39
Spaniards celebrating Christmas and New Year can meet in groups of 10, but will be banned from moving between regions over the festive period in order to keep a lid on coronavirus infections, the country’s health minister said. Read Full Article at RT.com
Ilhan Omar Refutes Obama: Defund the Police Is ‘Not a Slogan but a Policy Demand’
by Hannah Bleau on December 2, 2020 at 20:36
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) issued a rebuttal after President Barack Obama expressed the belief that “snappy” slogans like “defund the police” lose supporters, contending that it is “not a slogan but a policy demand.”
Kayleigh McEnany Calls Out Democrat Lockdown Hypocrisy: ‘Rules for Thee but Not for Me’
by Charlie Spiering on December 2, 2020 at 20:34
“These images behind me make clear Democrats’ mindset: rules for thee but not for me,” she said.
Protest Song Of The Week: ‘We Ain’t Free’ By Boscoe
by Kevin Gosztola on December 2, 2020 at 20:33
Boscoe is like a much more politically militant Earth Wind and Fire, like if the band collaborated with the Last Poets or Watts Prophets. In fact, both Boscoe and Earth Wind and Fire are both from Chicago’s South Side. As the Numero Group label describes, during the early 1970s, the The post Protest Song Of The Week: ‘We Ain’t Free’ By Boscoe appeared first on Shadowproof.
The Godfather Part III: Francis Ford Coppola revisits his 1990 film and unveils a stunning new twist
on December 2, 2020 at 20:24
The 81-year-old filmmaker recently reedited the final act of his mafia trilogy to create a new version of the film, titled Mario Puzo’s The Godfather, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone.
YouTuber Gabi DeMartino is accused of selling CHILD PORN on OnlyFans
on December 2, 2020 at 20:18
The 25-year-old shared a 35-second video with her OnlyFans subscribers, which cost $3 to unlock. Her suggestive caption made it seem like it was a recent NSFW video, but it showed her at age three.
Sasha Obama sings ‘b***h’ in TikTok video while dancing to vulgar song
on December 2, 2020 at 20:18
Sasha appears in a new TikTok video alongside six friends, who are all seen singing and dancing to Popp Hunna’s song Adderall (Corvette Corvette).
‘It’s a f***ing joke!’ Democrats voice fury at Donald Trump’s threat to veto crucial defense bill
on December 2, 2020 at 20:16
Mitch McConnell and Nancy Pelosi are preparing to move a crucial defense bill to a vote in their respective chambers without President Trump’s demand to repeal section 230.
Amistad Project Brings Forth Witnesses To Widespread Election Fraud
on December 2, 2020 at 20:12
Mainstream media does not want Americans to see this!
Nasdaq Requirements Erase Women, Requires Companies to Hire Director Who ‘Self-Identifies as Female’
by Hannah Bleau on December 2, 2020 at 20:10
Nasdaq has moved to erase the reality of biological women in its quest to increase diversity in its thousands of listed companies, requiring them to include a director who only “self-identifies as female.”
Alex Jones Reacts To Trump’s Historic Speech On Election Fraud
on December 2, 2020 at 20:03
Find out what Jones has to say in this exclusive report!
New Jersey Considers ‘Social Equity’ Tax on Marijuana
by Joshua Caplan on December 2, 2020 at 20:00
New Jersey politicians could include a “social equity” tax in a bill aimed at creating a legal market for “recreational” marijuana.
NYC blood banks’ supplies are so low donors being offered free Jets tickets and Krispy Kreme donuts
on December 2, 2020 at 19:50
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (pictured giving blood last week) is urging residents to donate blood as a new sweepstakes is offering prizes including Jets tickets and free Krispy Kreme donuts.
Rose McGowan: Time’s Up a ‘Vile PR Stunt,’ ‘Front for Human Traffickers;’ ‘Shame on the Actresses Involved’
by David Ng on December 2, 2020 at 19:45
Actress Rose McGowan is once again taking out the trash in her inimitable, no-feelings-spared style. The Hollywood star and activist has targeted Time’s Up as the next left-wing sacred cow to receive the heave-ho.
CNN keeps tripping over itself as it attempts to defend against the Project Veritas tapes being released
on December 2, 2020 at 19:44
ANOTHER ONE: Dem Gov. John Bel Edwards caught socializing at a country club without a mask in mid-November
on December 2, 2020 at 19:44
Trump Speaks From White House On Vote Fraud: ‘This May Be The Most Important Speech I’ve Ever Made…’
on December 2, 2020 at 19:42
President Donald Trump went nuclear on Wednesday and delivered what he said “may be the most important speech I’ve ever made” slamming the Democrats’ “corrupt mail-in ballot scheme” and detailing a host of allegations of vote fraud. …
Former Princess Tessy of Luxembourg reveals she has been diagnosed positive with Covid-19
on December 2, 2020 at 19:40
Former Princess Tessy of Luxembourg, 34, has revealed she has tested positive for coronavirus in an Instagram video as she said the illness has left her in ‘a lot of pain’.
Update: Forced-hysterectomy victims in ICE detention deported
by Eddie Conway on December 2, 2020 at 19:39
Eddie Conway talks to Azadeh Shahshahani, Project South Legal and Advocacy Director and lawyer for Dawn Wooten, a nurse at Irwin County Detention Center and the whistleblower who sounded the alarm on ICE abuses, including the case of ICE detainees being forced to have hysterectomies while in custody The post Update: Forced-hysterectomy victims in ICE detention deported appeared first on The Real News Network.
Kathie Lee Gifford recalls comforting a devastated Ethel Kennedy after death of son Michael
on December 2, 2020 at 19:30
Kathie, 67, wrote about consoling Ethel after Michael Kennedy’s death in her new book, It’s Never Too Late: Make the Next Act of Your Life the Best Act of Your Life.
Black Panthers Eddie Conway and Paul Coates’ revolution wasn’t televised
by Marc Steiner on December 2, 2020 at 19:27
Former Black Panthers Eddie Conway and Paul Coates talk about their new book, “The Brother You Choose,” which delves deep into their friendship and their parallel lives as freedom fighters and family men, featuring an afterword from Paul’s son, Ta-Nehisi Coates. The post Black Panthers Eddie Conway and Paul Coates’ revolution wasn’t televised appeared first on The Real News Network.
Idyllic hilltop village in Italy hour from ski resorts and beaches offers abandoned houses for 90p
on December 2, 2020 at 19:26
Castropignano in Molise has become the latest village in Italy to offer abandoned homes for as little as 90p (€1). The village has barely 900 residents today, down from 2,500 in the 1930.
Moody’s economist says could take four years to recover jobs lost during the pandemic
on December 2, 2020 at 19:25
Mark Zandi, Moody’s Analytics’ chief economist, said in a note on Sunday that it was ‘expected to take until early 2024 … for the economy to regain the 22 million jobs lost.’
Pro-Defund the Police Group Launches Campaign to Boost Democrat Raphael Warnock
by Sean Moran on December 2, 2020 at 19:21
The Working Families Party, which advocates for defunding the police, will host phone banks for Georgia Senate Democrat candidate Raphael Warnock throughout the rest of the runoff election.
US officials anonymously blame Israel for assassinating Iran’s top nuclear scientist – reports
by RT on December 2, 2020 at 19:21
An unidentified Trump administration official has blamed Israel for last week’s assassination of Iran’s top nuclear scientist, CNN said, following an earlier New York Times report citing anonymous US sources fingering Tel Aviv. Read Full Article at RT.com
Tom Cotton: GOP Wins in House, Senate, State Legislatures Were ‘Because of Donald Trump’
by Robert Kraychik on December 2, 2020 at 19:20
Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) credited Donald Trump with Republican election wins in an interview on Wednesday’s edition of SiriusXM’s of Breitbart News Daily with host Alex Marlow.
Jewish doctor admits he ‘hesitated’ before treating Covid patient covered in Nazi tattoos
on December 2, 2020 at 19:20
Dr Taylor Nichols, an emergency room physician at Mercy San Juan Hospital in Sacramento, shared his heart-wrenching story in a Twitter thread Monday.
China overtakes the US to become EU’s biggest trade partner
on December 2, 2020 at 19:19
The country pushed past the United States in the third quarter to become the European Union ‘s top trade partner, as the pandemic disrupted the US while Chinese activity rebounded.
Dog abandoned in Mexico with heartfelt note needs forever home
on December 2, 2020 at 19:13
Boston, a seven-year-old golden retriever mix, was first discovered on November 22 in Mexico alongside a note that begged for someone to adopt him.
Wynn CEO believes it will take two years for Las Vegas to fully recover
on December 2, 2020 at 19:07
Wynn Resorts CEO Matt Maddox shared his predictions for the future of Las Vegas in an interview this week, saying he is confident that the city will bounce back better than ever with time.
Man, 23, and his 76-year-old wife launch OnlyFans account
on December 2, 2020 at 19:02
Almeda Errell, 76, and Gary Hardwick, 23, from Tennessee, who have a 53-year age gap, have taken to Twitter to reveal they’ve started an Oly Fans account to share their racy content online.
Pregnant law school graduate who gave birth halfway through bar exam reveals she passed
on December 2, 2020 at 19:02
Brianna Hill’s went into labor during day one of the test and gave birth that night. The next day, she sat for day two of the exam at the hospital. Now she knows it was worth it: She passed.
Caitlyn Jenner sends support to Elliot Page after coming out as transgender: ‘Wishing you peace’
on December 2, 2020 at 19:01
The 71-year-old gold medalist took to Instagram to share a screenshot of Elliot’s statement along with a message of encouragement.
Bret Baier vs. Oliver Darcy: How do you think this one ended up?
on December 2, 2020 at 19:01
Mars may once have harboured alien life miles beneath the surface
on December 2, 2020 at 19:00
Researchers from Rutgers University used computer simulations to calculate the likelihood of life emerging on the Red Planet and where it may have first formed.
Watch LIVE! Trump Throws Down Gauntlet! Exposes Massive Election Fraud, Refuses To Concede In Historic Speech
on December 2, 2020 at 18:54
DeAnna Lorraine delivers the latest on Trump’s bombshell speech & more!
Anchor chain slices through sunken cargo ship to reveal 4,200 Hyundai cars inside
on December 2, 2020 at 18:53
The 600ft South Korean ship Golden Ray is finally being demolished after months of setbacks, with the dismantling revealing the many cars stacked inside after the boat capsized last year.
Ted Cruz Presses Supreme Court to Hear Emergency Appeal on Pennsylvania Election Challenge
by Hannah Bleau on December 2, 2020 at 18:49
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Tuesday asked the Supreme Court to hear an emergency appeal challenging the election results in Pennsylvania, contending that hearing the appeal “would be an important step in helping rebuild confidence in the integrity of our democratic system.”
Exclusive: NRSC Relaunches Mock Campaign Website for Georgia Democrat Jon Ossoff
by Ashley Oliver on December 2, 2020 at 18:47
ATLANTA — The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) relaunched its mock campaign website for Georgia Democrat Senate candidate Jon Ossoff on Wednesday, highlighting his campaign’s recently revealed tie to the Chinese Communist Party and the endorsements Ossoff has garnered from far-left members of Congress.
Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong defiant as he is jailed over 13 months for protest
by mayor on December 2, 2020 at 18:45
By Jessie Pang and Clare Jim HONG KONG (Reuters) – Joshua Wong, 24, one of Hong Kong’s most prominent democracy activists, was jailed on Wednesday for more than 13 months over an unlawful The post Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong defiant as he is jailed over 13 months for protest first appeared on One America News Network.
Harry Styles mocks controversy surrounding Vogue Gucci dress cover
on December 2, 2020 at 18:39
Harry Styles has mocked the controversy surrounding his Vogue cover where he wore a dress, by posting a snap of himself in a frilly outfit, alongside the words ‘bring back manly men!’
Report: Joe Biden Plans to Keep FBI Director Christopher Wray
by Joshua Caplan on December 2, 2020 at 18:35
Should former Vice President Joe Biden win the 2020 presidential election, FBI Director Christopher Wray could be left in his post if he is not removed by President Donald Trump, a new report claims.
GOP congressman will challenge election results when Congress confirms Electoral College votes
on December 2, 2020 at 18:21
Republican Rep. Mo Brooks is looking for a Senate colleague to join him in launching a challenge to the Electoral College votes when Congress certifies Biden’s victory on January 6.
Supply of vaccine doses not enough to stem Covid surges over next 3-6 months – WHO’s Ryan
by RT on December 2, 2020 at 18:19
There may not be enough doses of coronavirus vaccines until May 2021, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned, amid a flurry of activity among drug-makers and governments to get various jabs authorized and distributed. Read Full Article at RT.com
Remaining Court Battles for Trump Campaign, Republicans over Election Results
by Joel B. Pollak on December 2, 2020 at 18:18
The Trump campaign and Republican face several remaining court battles in states the president needs to flip to win re-election.
Trump’s Virus Vaccine Chief Says U.S. Population Could Be Vaccinated by June
by Edwin Mora on December 2, 2020 at 18:17
U.S. could inoculate its entire population against the Chinese virus by June, a top official with Trump’s Operation Warp Speed, declared.
Jessica Simpson reveals she’s dyslexic as she celebrates success of audiobook
on December 2, 2020 at 18:16
The singer, 40, who has been in the spotlight for over two decades, took to Instagram on Monday to reveal her secret battle following the success of her NYT Best Selling memoir, Open Book,
Meacham: AG Barr Denied Oxygen to Trump’s Election Fraud ‘Conspiracy Theories’
by Pam Key on December 2, 2020 at 18:13
Presidential historian Jon Meacham said Wednesday on MSNBC that Attorney General Bill Barr saying there was no evidence of fraud on a scale large enough to change the outcome of the 2020 presidential election “denied a great deal of oxygen to the conspiracy theories” of President Trump.
Orban lashes out at Hungarian MEP’s ‘gay gang bang’ in Brussels, calling it ‘indefensible’ & ‘incompatible with values’
by RT on December 2, 2020 at 18:10
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has described the conduct of MEP Jozsef Szajer – caught in an apparent gay orgy in Brussels – as “incompatible with our values,” after Szajer resigned from Orban’s conservative Fidesz party. Read Full Article at RT.com
Lin Wood on Loeffler/Purdue: ‘They have not earned your vote, don’t you give it to them’
on December 2, 2020 at 18:09
Kasich: ‘Enough Is Enough,’ Biden Won — ‘Let’s Move On’
by Pam Key on December 2, 2020 at 18:06
Former Gov. John Kasich (R-OH) said Wednesday on CNN’s “Newsroom” that “enough is enough,” adding that President Donald Trump and Republicans needed to accept former Vice President Joe Biden won the 2020 presidential election.
Russian oligarch’s ex-wife faces son in £453m divorce court fight today
on December 2, 2020 at 18:05
Tatiana Akhmedova, 52, is suing her son Temur, 27, at London’s High Court today, over claims he colluded with his father to prevent her receiving a multi-million-pound divorce settlement.
UN removes cannabis from list of dangerous drugs, opening door for further research and legalization
by RT on December 2, 2020 at 18:02
A United Nations commission has finally decided that medicinal cannabis is less dangerous than risky narcotics such as heroin. The long-delayed decision paves the way for further research and strengthens legalization efforts. Read Full Article at RT.com
Beverly Hills City Council Unanimous Vote to Reject Outdoor Dining Ban Adds to List of Lockdown Foes
by Penny Starr on December 2, 2020 at 17:49
In the latest rejection of government shutdowns of businesses to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the Beverly Hills City Council on Tuesday voted to oppose a Los Angeles County Department of Public Health order to ban outdoor dining.
French former interior minister accused of concealing evidence in death of 80yo killed by riot police tear gas grenade in her home
by RT on December 2, 2020 at 17:45
The daughter of an 80-year-old woman killed when a tear gas grenade was fired into her apartment by French riot police two years ago has filed a legal complaint against former Interior Minister Christophe Castaner over the death. Read Full Article at RT.com
Donald Trump: ‘We Must Work Hard’ for David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler
by Charlie Spiering on December 2, 2020 at 17:40
“Will be going to Georgia for a big Trump Rally in support of our two great Republican Senators, David and Kelly,” Trump wrote on Twitter.
Devastated Oklahoma ICU nurse loses both husband and mom to covid
on December 2, 2020 at 17:29
Oklahoma ICU nurse Lizanne Jennings, 53, has said he family was left reeling after she lost her husband Dennis and her mother Linda just three days apart.
Veritas CNN Tapes: CEO Zucker Says President Trump Bigger National Security Threat Than Election Fraud
on December 2, 2020 at 17:26
CEO Jeff Zucker once again exposed as a propaganda czar ordering how to craft the day’s narrative
COVID-1984: Wales to Introduce Coronavirus Vaccine Passport Cards
by Kurt Zindulka on December 2, 2020 at 17:22
Chinese coronavirus vaccine passport cards will be issued by the government in Wales, the country’s left-wing health minister confirmed on Wednesday. Following the announcement that the United Kingdom would be the first Western nation to approve the Pfizer/BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine,
Nolte: Government Threatens Pastor for Not Wearing Mask in Empty Church
by John Nolte on December 2, 2020 at 17:21
Get this… There was no one in the church. No one. One person, one employee was working alone when he heard someone unexpected at the door, someone trying to get in.
Dozens of dogs ‘to be butchered to order and made into sausages’ are rescued in China
on December 2, 2020 at 17:17
The animals, many believed to be stolen pets, had been transported to a rural village in China to be ‘killed to order’, according to insiders. The business owners would take orders via social media.
EU opts for longer Covid vaccine evaluation to build public ‘trust,’ as UK swiftly approves Pfizer-BioNTech jab
by RT on December 2, 2020 at 17:12
Berlin has said that Europe is pursuing a more measured rollout of a Covid-19 jab to maintain “trust,” after the UK celebrated its emergency approval of the German-developed Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine on Wednesday. Read Full Article at RT.com
Two women anarchists face 20 years in jail ‘for placing shunts on train tracks’ to derail train
on December 2, 2020 at 17:11
Samantha Frances Brooks, 27, and Ellen Brennan Reiche, 23, from Bellingham, Washington, US, were charged in Seattle after they interfered with the operation of a railroad.
Live: Trump Legal Team Exposes Voter Irregularities In Michigan
on December 2, 2020 at 17:10
Live: Trump Legal Team Exposes Voter Irregularities In Michigan
‘Missing context’ part 2: USA Today fact check tries to rescue Democrat Covid guideline hypocrites
on December 2, 2020 at 17:04
Mansion where John Lennon wrote I Am The Walrus is for sale
on December 2, 2020 at 16:51
Kenwood was the Weybridge, Surrey, home of John and Cynthia Lennon at the height of the Beatles’ career in the 1960s.
California megachurch pastor, 58, dies from COVID-19
on December 2, 2020 at 16:51
Bob Bryant, 58, a pastor at the Water of Life Community Church in Fontana, California, died from COVID-19 complications on Monday.
UK Govt Advisory Committee Warns Pregnant Women Not to Have New Coronavirus Vaccine
by Victoria Friedman on December 2, 2020 at 16:51
A government advisory committee has advised against pregnant women having the new coronavirus jab because there is not enough data on its safety for that demographic.
ANOTHER California official breaks COVID rules: San Jose Mayor has Thanksgiving with 5 households
on December 2, 2020 at 16:41
Mayor Sam Liccardo admitted he spent the holiday dining with people from five households despite health protocols banning gatherings of more than three households.
Selena Gomez is wondrous in white on new People Of The Year cover
on December 2, 2020 at 16:38
Selena Gomez revealed she is candid about her personal issues so that her fans ‘know they’re not alone.’ The 28-year-old is one of the four famous names to land the People Of The Year cover.
Disney’s Pocahontas star Irene Bedard arrested twice in three days after ‘drunken incidents’
on December 2, 2020 at 16:34
The 53-year-old was first arrested on Friday night at her ex-husband’s home in Beavercreek, Ohio as police responded to a possible domestic violence situation.
Elon Musk says first high-altitude test of SpaceX’s Starship rocket could happen this week
on December 2, 2020 at 16:34
Elon Musk says the first ‘high-altitude test’ of the rocket will see it fly nine miles up above the Boca Chica facility in Texas and then come straight back down for a landing.
Ex-Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale says he and his wife are ‘stronger than ever’
on December 2, 2020 at 16:27
Trump ‘s former campaign manager, Brad Parscale, has blamed his September meltdown on being fired and losing two children before claiming that he and his wife have ‘never been happier’.
Chinese Media: Joe Biden Pick for Trade Adviser Knows ‘Sweetness’ of Business with China
by Frances Martel on December 2, 2020 at 16:19
China’s state-run Global Times applauded Joe Biden on Tuesday for choosing Brian Deese, a BlackRock executive, to lead his National Economic Council because his work let him witness “the sweetness of doing business with China.”
Guess where this Dem mayor was while reminding city’s residents to stay home and ‘this is not the time to relax’
on December 2, 2020 at 16:15
Police hunt for 6ft wooden sculpture of a penis in Bavarian Alps
on December 2, 2020 at 16:09
The artwork is thought to have vanished from the slopes of the Gruenten mountain in the Bavarian Alps last week, leaving only a stump and some shavings of wood.
Brussels ‘gang-bang’ organizer spills details of gay orgy featuring Hungarian MEP
by RT on December 2, 2020 at 16:08
The self-professed organizer of the notorious lockdown-breaching ‘gang-bang’ in Brussels claims all participants were extremely careful, and that he was blissfully unaware that an MEP was in attendance. Read Full Article at RT.com
DOMINOES: Georgia Announces Election Fraud Hearings After Pennsylvania, Arizona, And Michigan Bombshells
on December 2, 2020 at 16:03
Two Georgia State Senate committees will hold hearings into claims of voting and tabulation irregularities
Fired campaign manager Brad Parscale claims HE was the architect of Donald Trump’s 2016 victory
on December 2, 2020 at 16:00
Fired Donald Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale said he was the ‘semi-quasi’ manager of Trump’s successful 2016 campaign that was helmed by Kellyanne Conway.
Experimental drug can reverse age-related cognitive decline within THREE DAYS, new mouse study finds
on December 2, 2020 at 15:57
A new study from the University of California, San Francisco found that a drug that inhibits the body’s stress response in cells can help restore memory and mental flexibility in older mice.
Malala Yousafzai joins TikTok
on December 2, 2020 at 15:43
The 23-year-old, who graduated from Oxford with a degree in philosophy, politics and economics earlier this year, is using the app to appeal for donations to her charitable fund.
France bringing in checks to stop coronavirus-carrying skiers from crossing border
by RT on December 2, 2020 at 15:38
Prime Minister Jean Castex has announced that France will conduct random border checks to stop people infected with coronavirus from crossing its borders, as holidaymakers prepare to travel abroad to European ski resorts. Read Full Article at RT.com
“The Squad” Claps Back at Obama After He Blasts “Defund the Police” Slogan
on December 2, 2020 at 15:22
Former president tries, fails to corral far-left extremists in party.
Party with 400 guests at $1.1million Long Island mansion rented on Airbnb is busted by cops
on December 2, 2020 at 15:22
Officers arrived at the Brookhaven castle on Monday morning to break up the illegal gathering, with Covid regulations currently limiting groups to 10 people.
Israel backs preliminary bill to disband parliament, paving way for the fourth election in 2 years
by RT on December 2, 2020 at 15:16
Israeli politicians have passed a proposal to dissolve parliament and hold early elections in 2021 after the opposition slammed Benjamin Netanyahu’s management of the coronavirus pandemic. Read Full Article at RT.com
The Queen was most ‘concerned about blood on her bed sheets’ when intruder broke in
on December 2, 2020 at 15:13
Paul Burrell, 62, appeared on Channel 4’s Steph’s Packed Lunch today and spoke of the Queen’s reaction when intruder Michael Fagan broke into her Buckingham Palace bedroom in July 1982.
Watch – President Trump Issues Historic Statement On 2020 Election Theft
on December 2, 2020 at 15:13
‘This may be the most important speech I’ve ever made.’
Austria to open schools, shops and ski slopes as country eases Covid-19 lockdown for Christmas
by RT on December 2, 2020 at 15:08
Ski lifts will be allowed to operate in Austria from Christmas Eve, and primary schools and shops will reopen from Monday, Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has announced as the country plans to relax its coronavirus lockdown. Read Full Article at RT.com
James O’Keefe eulogizes ‘journalism’ after Chris Cillizza says #CNNTapes just show Jeff Zucker ‘doing his job’
on December 2, 2020 at 15:06
Socialism still too ‘loaded’ for Democrats says Obama as he blasts DNC for AOC’s 90 second slot
on December 2, 2020 at 15:06
Barack Obama said Wednesday that ‘socialism’ is still too ‘loaded’ of a word for Democrats to embrace, but he defended figures who identify themselves as such like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
‘Don’t involve race in sports’: Japanese rage over Nike’s anti-racism advert with tennis star & BLM advocate Naomi Osaka
by RT on December 2, 2020 at 15:02
A controversial advert by sports-gear giant Nike, which aimed to highlight the struggles faced by some mixed-race children in Japan, has left many Japanese unimpressed and others angry. Read Full Article at RT.com
Curious moose inspects a doorbell during the dead of night before being scared off by a barking dog
on December 2, 2020 at 15:02
A curious moose has been filmed sniffing and examining a doorbell at Hansen Heritage Homestead on the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska, during the dead of night.
Savvy mum reveals ‘game changer’ hack for changing duvet cover
on December 2, 2020 at 15:02
Sophie Liard, from the UK, posted a video to TikTok demonstrating her method for changing a duvet cover. She simply explained: ‘Duvet cover is inside out on the bottom, duvet on the top and roll.’
Austin, Texas’ Dem Mayor Tells Residents To “Stay Home,” While Vacationing In Cabo
on December 2, 2020 at 14:55
‘This is not the time to relax,’ he told Texans from a beach resort.
CIA’s latest test for budding spies asks them to tell the time using just visual clues
on December 2, 2020 at 14:53
The CIA released a picture depicting a wintry scene asking people to tell the time. The illustration contains all the elements of the perfect winter snapshot – but can you tell what time it is?
Roger Stone: What We Have Here Is A Foreign Government Takeover
on December 2, 2020 at 14:53
Roger Stone: What We Have Here Is A Foreign Government Takeover
Carjackings Up Over 500 Percent in Minneapolis
on December 2, 2020 at 14:52
‘The numbers are staggering,’ police say
Off-Duty Officer Saves Boy From Mob ‘Lynching’ in France
on December 2, 2020 at 14:48
Gendarme intervenes as group of 20 beat teen victim
Afghan govt & Taliban reach preliminary deal paving way for peace talks
by RT on December 2, 2020 at 14:46
The Afghan government and representatives of the Taliban have jointly announced reaching a preliminary deal to push on with peace talks, which could precede discussions on a political roadmap for both parties. Read Full Article at RT.com
The Undoing breakout star Matilda de Angelis
on December 2, 2020 at 14:38
In the wake of The Undoing series finale it is Italian actress Matilda de Angelis, who played murdered mistress Elena Alves, that has everyone talking. Here, a look at the show’s breakout star.
SpaceX will land on Mars in two years, humans in four-to-six years, Musk says
by RT on December 2, 2020 at 14:18
SpaceX founder Elon Musk has revealed that the aerospace company has extraordinary plans to send its first craft to Mars by 2022, with humans heading to the Red Planet just a few years later. Read Full Article at RT.com
Candace Owens is Suing the ‘Fact Checkers’
on December 2, 2020 at 14:01
Left-wing front groups put on notice.
See what he did there? @redsteeze gives props to WaPo for this ‘undeniably true headline’ about Joe Biden’s admin (but there’s a catch)
on December 2, 2020 at 13:59
The Queen’s Christmas gift-giving ceremony for royal staff cancelled
on December 2, 2020 at 13:59
A generous present-giver, the Queen, 94, often spend thousands on gifts for royal staff, with favourites including a Christmas pudding, champagne flutes or engraved trinket boxes.
Prince William pays tribute to Africa’s leading wildlife protectors to mark Tusk Conservation Awards
on December 2, 2020 at 13:58
The Duke of Cambridge, 38, spoke from Kensington Palace via video call to nominees of the Tusk Award, a prize awarded to an individual who is judged to be an emerging leader in conservation.
‘Here we go’! Biden’s choice for Sec. of State ‘plans to restore relations with China’ (and people have thoughts)
on December 2, 2020 at 13:50
Ten-year-old embraced her fuzzy ‘baby hair’ caused by a rare genetic condition
on December 2, 2020 at 13:40
Shilah Madison Calvert-Yin, 10, from Melbourne, Australia, has learned to accept her fuzzy locks after being born with uncombable hair syndrome.
Professional cleaner reveals why you should NEVER use bleach
on December 2, 2020 at 13:33
Kacie, from Melbourne , has shared a series of videos on TikTok revealing she uses washing up liquid for most tasks, including cleaning the shower, window and mirrors.
‘When failure pays’: James Comey will be a ‘Leader-in-Residence’ at Columbia Law School because of course he will
on December 2, 2020 at 13:29
LIVE: Sidney Powell & Lin Wood Lead Election Fraud Press Conference in Atlanta
on December 2, 2020 at 13:23
LIVE: Sidney Powell & Lin Wood Lead Election Fraud Press Conference in Atlanta
‘Collective traumatic experience’: People report more anger and sadness in their dreams during pandemic
by RT on December 2, 2020 at 13:18
A new study examining the impact of Covid-19 on our dreams has found that anger, sadness and hygiene are more commonly reported emotions and themes than before, as real-world fears manifest in the unconscious world. Read Full Article at RT.com
This definitely ain’t it: Ex-MLB player Aubrey Huff majorly strikes out with his take on childless men who date/marry single moms
on December 2, 2020 at 13:11
Windsor Castle Christmas decorations are unveiled
on December 2, 2020 at 13:11
Windsor Castle, where the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh will spend Christmas, has been transformed with twinkling lights, festive garlands and towering Christmas trees topped with angels.
EU watchdog calls for longer-but-better Covid vaccine approval process after UK grants quick authorization
by RT on December 2, 2020 at 13:11
The European Medicines Agency has cautioned countries across the EU from rushing through authorization of Covid-19 vaccines, urging them to await the completion of their own regulatory mechanism. Read Full Article at RT.com
Harry Styles, while eating a banana, mocks Candace Owens’ call to ‘bring back manly men’
on December 2, 2020 at 13:10
NYPD Conducts Sting Operation Against Bar Owner Defying Draconian COVID Restrictions
on December 2, 2020 at 13:06
Democrat policies prioritize defunded police to arrest desperate business owner as violent crime skyrockets
Elaine Paige trends on Twitter following Elliot Page coming out as trans
on December 2, 2020 at 12:56
The muscial theatre star, 72, trended on Twitter last night following actor Elliot Page’s announcement that he is transgender, with many people incorrectly assuming Paige had come out.
SOUND UP: Here’s why the Verrazano Bridge was closed on Monday (and we’re legit freaked out)
on December 2, 2020 at 12:50
Mother dog leads firefighters to rescue her trapped puppy after its head got stuck in a cage
on December 2, 2020 at 12:43
Heart-warming footage of a canine parent guiding rescuers to find her whining puppy has emerged on Chinese social media. The officers followed her to locate the pup in a small gap.
Russian Vogue model is charged with killing her boyfriend
on December 2, 2020 at 12:42
Lilia Sudakova (pictured), 26, faces up to 15 years in jail in Russia, accused of killing Sergey Popov, 28, after he ‘flirted’ with a woman who he had brought home from a bar.
‘Really?’ Ben Shapiro rolls eyes at who the NY Times chose to describe ‘our democracy’s near-death experience’
on December 2, 2020 at 12:38
Gallery of American criminals from the 1940s revealed in police mug shots up for auction
on December 2, 2020 at 12:28
The sorry faces of America’s long forgotten ne’er do wells captured in captivating police mugs shots from the 1940s are up for auction in Cirencester, near Oxford.
Drug reverses age-related cognitive decline within days, potentially turning the tide on diseases like Alzheimer’s and dementia
by RT on December 2, 2020 at 12:17
A new experimental drug has confounded scientists after it appeared to reverse age-related cognitive decline in mice seemingly overnight. The research has far-reaching implications for a number of degenerative disease treatments. Read Full Article at RT.com
Owning it: Jen Psaki says anyone spreading that pic of her in the pink commie hat is ‘simply a puppet of the [Russian] propaganda machine’
on December 2, 2020 at 12:11
Brainteaser challenges puzzlers to find the cat hidden among the crowd
on December 2, 2020 at 11:59
This tricky brainteaser from Independent opticians Book An Eye Test has left players scratching their heads with even the most eagle-eyed puzzlers stumped.
Children sprout hair over their bodies after being mistakenly given hair restorer for stomach upset
on December 2, 2020 at 11:51
Around 20 Spanish children have developed hypertrichosis – a condition that sees long hair grow all over a person’s body – after they were given the wrong medicine to treat gastric reflux.
‘Shocking’: Bill Clinton’s former body man Doug Band sheds more light on Clinton’s purported cozy relationship with Jeffrey Epstein
on December 2, 2020 at 11:42
Criminal organizations set to target Covid-19 vaccines, Interpol warns
by RT on December 2, 2020 at 11:38
Interpol has warned that criminals are planning to “infiltrate or disrupt supply chains” and target members of the public with fake vaccine scams as the world looks to immunize against Covid. Read Full Article at RT.com
French zoo where guests could feed cheese and whipped cream to lions and tigers has animals seized
on December 2, 2020 at 11:31
Two lions cubs and one tiger cub were among the 14 big cats seized by the authorities at the ‘self-acclaimed rescue foundation Caresse de Tigre in Arelaune-en-Seine, near Paris.
Manhattan GOP chair sums up NYC officials’ ‘priorities’ after arrest of bar owner who declared business an ‘autonomous zone’
on December 2, 2020 at 11:22
‘Look ma! A mask Nazi’! Video of whacked-out masked old man harassing/threatening woman for not wearing a mask is nuts (watch)
on December 2, 2020 at 11:21
USA Today Guardian of Truth rules that the photo of Joe Biden’s press secretary pick Jen Psaki in a pink commie hat is ‘missing context’
on December 2, 2020 at 11:10
Ted Cruz wants SCOTUS to hear the emergency appeal on the Pennsylvania election challenge
on December 2, 2020 at 11:01
Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong sentenced to 13 months in prison after pleading guilty to organizing unauthorized assembly
by RT on December 2, 2020 at 10:45
Activist Joshua Wong was jailed for 13-and-a-half months on Wednesday by a Hong Kong court for his role in last year’s riots in the city. Read Full Article at RT.com
Birth control for men? Scientists discover how to spot ‘winning’ sperm in breakthrough for non-hormonal male contraceptives
by RT on December 2, 2020 at 10:29
Researchers have discovered how to spot a winner among the millions of sperm racing to fertilize an egg – and it’s all down to minute characteristics that literally make the difference between life and death. Read Full Article at RT.com
Singapore approves sale of lab-grown meat in ‘world first’, but some people aren’t convinced
by RT on December 2, 2020 at 10:20
The Singapore Food Agency is the first regulatory body to approve the sale of cell-cultured chicken grown in a lab without the slaughter of any poultry. However, some people are skeptical of the product’s green credentials. Read Full Article at RT.com
US State Dept says China hit ‘new low’ with doctored image of Australian soldier
by RT on December 2, 2020 at 10:06
The United States has called China’s use of a digitally manipulated image of an Australian soldier a “new low,” after Beijing rebuffed Canberra’s calls for an apology. Read Full Article at RT.com
Tracey Cox gets real women to reveal their most shocking sexual insults
on December 2, 2020 at 08:37
Sex expert Tracey Cox has revealed the most hurtful comments people have ecer received after sex, including remarks about genital size, appearance and performance.
Obama criticizes Democrats for alienating voters with the defund the police slogan
on December 2, 2020 at 08:07
Barack Obama has criticized the usage of the ‘defund the police’ slogan and warns that the ‘white population’ is fearful that the ‘African American community’ will get out of control with police reform.
Watch Obama Casually Admit His Drone Strikes Killed an “Inordinate Amount” of Innocent Civilians
by AJ Nelson on December 2, 2020 at 07:02
Obama just had his Madeleine Albright “we think the price is worth it” moment. The post Watch Obama Casually Admit His Drone Strikes Killed an “Inordinate Amount” of Innocent Civilians appeared first on We Are Change.
It’s not censorship, it’s ‘positive change’: Red Cross chief says social media should promote ‘the right information’ on vaccines
by RT on December 2, 2020 at 04:29
With the Red Cross warning governments to clamp down on a “second pandemic” of misinformation, the organization’s health and care chief told RT that he’s not demanding censorship, but pushing for “positive change.” Read Full Article at RT.com
Health: Tanning bed use three times a year could increase risk of endometriosis by 30 per cent
on December 2, 2020 at 00:50
US Experts found that risk of the painful condition also increased the more women got sunburnt or used sunscreen during their teenage and young adulthood years.
Netanyahu’s rival says Israeli PM ‘only working to save himself from trial’ as country might hold FOURTH election in 2 years
by RT on December 2, 2020 at 00:34
Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz said his party will back a bill to dissolve the Knesset and send the country into its fourth election in just two years, as a shaky coalition with PM Benjamin Netanyahu continues to unravel. Read Full Article at RT.com
Zuckerberg Says Facebook Will Provide The “Authoritative Information” On Vaccines
by AJ Nelson on December 2, 2020 at 00:20
He says Facebook has “already reached out to the Biden administration.” The post Zuckerberg Says Facebook Will Provide The “Authoritative Information” On Vaccines appeared first on We Are Change.
Dietitian Jaime Rose Chambers reveals her go-to recipe for a creamy tuna pasta with pesto
on December 1, 2020 at 23:08
A Sydney dietitian has revealed one of her go-to workday lunch recipes for creamy tuna pasta with pesto. Jaime Rose Chambers shared the simple recipe and what you need to make it.
Flight from the Cities: Single Family Home Construction Jumps 5.6% in October
by John Carney on December 1, 2020 at 22:20
U.S. construction spending jumped by more than expected in October, driven higher by demand for single family homes.
In Closing Argument For Julian Assange’s Extradition, Prosecutors Cast WikiLeaks As Criminal Enterprise
by Kevin Gosztola on December 1, 2020 at 21:52
In the closing argument for Julian Assange’s extradition trial, prosecutors cast WikiLeaks as an ideologically motivated entity in the “business of encouraging individuals to hack into computers.” The post In Closing Argument For Julian Assange’s Extradition, Prosecutors Cast WikiLeaks As Criminal Enterprise appeared first on Shadowproof.
‘Great Reset’: World Economic Forum Tells Public to Start Eating Weeds, Bugs, Drinking Sewage
on December 1, 2020 at 21:49
The World Economic Forum, the masterminds behind “The Great Reset,” are now telling the public they have to start eating weeds, bugs and drinking sewage. …
‘Seems to be fake news’: Iran’s foreign ministry denies that senior IRGC commander was killed in drone strike on Iraq-Syria border
by RT on December 1, 2020 at 21:27
Iran’s foreign ministry has apparently denied reports that a senior Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps commander and three of his escorts were killed in a drone strike on their car near Iraq’s border with Syria. Read Full Article at RT.com
Florida Governor Slams Lockdown-Advocates as “Today’s Flat-Earthers”
by AJ Nelson on December 1, 2020 at 20:54
“People who advocate closing schools for virus mitigation are effectively today’s flat-earthers.” The post Florida Governor Slams Lockdown-Advocates as “Today’s Flat-Earthers” appeared first on We Are Change.
Scientists identify gene responsible for aging in potential leap forward for regenerative medicine
by RT on December 1, 2020 at 20:26
Researchers have identified the process that causes the skin and other human organs to age, in what could prove a major breakthrough for the field of regenerative medicine. Read Full Article at RT.com
SHOCKING: You’ve Got To See How Religious Jews Are Battling Cuomo!
by AJ Nelson on December 1, 2020 at 18:42
In this interview, activist Heshy Tischler shares major developments in the battle against the lockdown in New York. The post SHOCKING: You’ve Got To See How Religious Jews Are Battling Cuomo! appeared first on We Are Change.
Incarcerated Activist Sues Alabama Prison Officials After Facing Retaliation For Exposing Gambling Ring
by Jared Ware & James Potuck on December 1, 2020 at 18:40
Kinetik Justice Amun has sued the Alabama Department of Corrections, who he claims engaged in retaliation against him by placing him in solitary confinement. The post Incarcerated Activist Sues Alabama Prison Officials After Facing Retaliation For Exposing Gambling Ring appeared first on Shadowproof.
Trier car-ramming apparently was ‘on purpose,’ officials say, as 5, including child, confirmed dead
by RT on December 1, 2020 at 18:16
Police have confirmed five deaths in Trier, Germany after a car plowed into a pedestrian area. While the driver’s actions appear to have been intentional, the public prosecutor says there are no indications of an Islamist motive. Read Full Article at RT.com
Corona Cops Force Entry Into Student’s Home After ‘Wrongly Suspecting Him Of Having A Party,’ Order Him to ‘Go to Bed’
on December 1, 2020 at 18:11
Corona cops on Saturday night in Newcastle, UK allegedly entered a 22-year-old student’s home they wrongly suspected of “having a party,” inspected his house and then ordered him to “go to bed” after seeing he did nothing wrong. …
South Korea passes ‘BTS law,’ allowing K-pop megastars to postpone military service
by RT on December 1, 2020 at 18:02
South Korea’s National Assembly has passed a bill, dubbed the ‘BTS law’ in honor of the country’s biggest music act, which will allow the nation’s top stars to postpone their mandatory military service to the age of 30. Read Full Article at RT.com
Genetic manipulation: HIV-like virus edited out of primate GENOME in major advance towards winning war on AIDS
by RT on December 1, 2020 at 17:46
Researchers have made a major breakthrough in treating and possibly eventually curing HIV, by deploying Nobel-prize-winning CRISPR gene editing techniques to purge the virus from the genomes of non-human primates. Read Full Article at RT.com
‘Not useful’: Iranian govt speaks out against its parliament backing an end to international inspections of nuclear sites
by RT on December 1, 2020 at 17:32
The national parliament of Iran on Tuesday approved a bill demanding the suspension of UN inspections of its nuclear facilities, but the country’s government has opposed the move as “neither necessary nor useful.” Read Full Article at RT.com
Brussels lockdown orgy: Hungarian EU lawmaker and diplomats among 25 men busted by police during ‘gang bang’
by RT on December 1, 2020 at 17:05
A member of the European Parliament and several diplomats were caught by police at an illegal lockdown “orgy” in a bar in central Brussels, with local media reporting that the lawmaker tried to flee the scene through a window. Read Full Article at RT.com
Cabinet of the living dead
by Kim Brown on December 1, 2020 at 17:02
Biden’s cabinet picks so far read like a murderers’ row of detested Clintonites, Obamaites, and neoliberal zombies. Is anyone surprised? The post Cabinet of the living dead appeared first on The Real News Network.
Portuguese restaurant owners hold HUNGER STRIKE in front of parliament, as Covid lockdown cripples hospitality sector
by RT on December 1, 2020 at 16:33
Restaurant, bar, and nightclub owners staged a protest against the Portuguese government and its crushing Covid restrictions outside the national parliament on Tuesday – the fifth day of their ongoing hunger strike. Read Full Article at RT.com
China lands spacecraft on the Moon in mission to retrieve lunar rocks – state media (PHOTOS)
by RT on December 1, 2020 at 15:27
China’s Chang’e-5 spacecraft has successfully landed on the Moon in a mission to retrieve lunar rock samples, state media reported on Tuesday. Read Full Article at RT.com
Heavily-armed bank robbers launch ‘MAJOR ASSAULT’ on city in Brazil, before locals swoop in to pick up leftover cash (VIDEOS)
by RT on December 1, 2020 at 15:23
A gang of armed thieves laid siege to a Brazilian city and assaulted banks in what the city’s mayor called a “robbery of great proportions.” Video footage caught the brazen criminals in action, before police arrested several. Read Full Article at RT.com
France threatens to seek EU-level response if hit by US sanctions over its digital tax on tech giants
by RT on December 1, 2020 at 14:56
France’s finance minister has vowed it won’t back down in the face of looming US trade sanctions in response to its digital tax on American tech giants, and said it would instantly seek a reaction from the EU if hit by tariffs. Read Full Article at RT.com
Iran ‘aggressively’ challenging regional security, Bahrain claims, calls for ‘unrelenting pressure’ on Tehran
by RT on December 1, 2020 at 14:54
Bahrain’s foreign minister has condemned what he termed Tehran’s heightened interference and aggression in the Middle East, saying it’s essential the international community confront Iran’s behavior “with unrelenting pressure.” Read Full Article at RT.com
Berlin warns against ‘rash actions’ in Afghanistan, says further troop withdrawal must be linked with peace talks
by RT on December 1, 2020 at 14:41
The German foreign minister has called on the NATO alliance to carefully consider the impact that further troop withdrawals from Afghanistan would have on the peace process, warning against reckless actions. Read Full Article at RT.com
€100 million Covid hospital opened in Madrid amid union protests over lack of staff
by RT on December 1, 2020 at 14:35
Spain’s Madrid region has opened a new hospital to treat Covid-19 patients which cost €100 million ($120 million) to build, as unions raised questions over how it will be staffed due to a lack of healthcare workers in the country. Read Full Article at RT.com
WATCH police arrest driver who plowed through pedestrians in central Trier, Germany
by RT on December 1, 2020 at 14:20
The moment police arrested a car driver who sped though a pedestrian area in the German town of Trier, killing at least four people and injuring several others, has been allegedly caught on video and shared online. Read Full Article at RT.com
The more the merrier? Philippines orders Covid-19 vaccines from FOUR different countries
by RT on December 1, 2020 at 14:09
As nations around the world begin lining up for the roll-out of a range of coronavirus jabs, the Philippines has apparently decided to hedge its bets by purchasing four different vaccine brands. Read Full Article at RT.com
Phallic statue in Bavarian mountains vanishes… just like mysterious Utah monolith
by RT on December 1, 2020 at 13:41
German police have launched a probe into the disappearance of a famous phallus-shaped statue on the slopes of a Bavarian mountain. And this story has uncanny echoes of that of the metal monolith discovered in Utah last week. Read Full Article at RT.com
Four killed, dozens injured by speeding car in pedestrian zone of Trier, Germany (VIDEO)
by RT on December 1, 2020 at 13:35
At least four people were killed and dozens of others injured in an incident in the German town of Trier after a car plowed through a pedestrianized zone Tuesday afternoon. Read Full Article at RT.com
Pfizer and BioNTech apply to European regulator to allow emergency use of their vaccine
by RT on December 1, 2020 at 13:00
Pfizer and BioNTech have made a formal application to the European Medicines Agency (EMA). If permission is granted, it would enable them to begin distributing the vaccine across Europe within weeks. Read Full Article at RT.com
Mars colony game changer: New technology can extract water and fuel from salty water
by RT on December 1, 2020 at 12:56
Researchers have developed a new system to separate salty water into both breathable air and fuel simultaneously in a major breakthrough for life here on Earth and even future colonies on Mars. Read Full Article at RT.com
Police raid homes in three states as Germany bans far-right group that wanted to re-establish Nazi dictatorship
by RT on December 1, 2020 at 12:30
The German interior ministry has announced the banning of right-wing extremist group Wolfsbrigade 44 as multiple raids were conducted at the homes of many of the group’s members. Read Full Article at RT.com
Dutch turnabout: Face masks become mandatory in Netherlands as new restrictions go into effect
by RT on December 1, 2020 at 12:29
Wearing face masks in all public buildings and shops has become compulsory in the Netherlands, after a new law intended to slow the spread of coronavirus came into effect on Tuesday. Read Full Article at RT.com
Wine & chocolate stop Covid? Study finds certain foods can kill the coronavirus
by RT on December 1, 2020 at 12:15
A range of foods and beverages, including dark chocolate, green tea, and muscadine grapes could be a secret weapon in the fight against Covid-19. New research has revealed they contain compounds that can kill the virus. Read Full Article at RT.com
Business venture linked to Mark Zuckerberg used blood samples from pregnant women without their consent, Danish media reports
by RT on December 1, 2020 at 11:07
Blood samples from Danish women participating in a public research project ended up in the hands of an organization founded by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, raising numerous red flags, local media reports. Read Full Article at RT.com
Bioterrorists can hijack DNA systems and trick scientists into producing deadly toxins, warns explosive new research
by RT on December 1, 2020 at 10:59
Cybersecurity researchers are sounding the alarm over a new and particularly nasty threat from hackers: a hybrid cyber-biological attack in which unwitting biologists are tricked into manufacturing deadly toxins. Read Full Article at RT.com
China brushes off Australia’s ‘rage & roar,’ says it misread meme of ‘Aussie soldier slitting Afghan child’s throat’
by RT on December 1, 2020 at 10:06
Australia’s angry reaction to a meme showing one of its soldiers holding an Afghan child at knifepoint, shared by a Chinese diplomat, is an attempt to deflect public attention from its war crimes, China’s Embassy in Canberra said. Read Full Article at RT.com
Unknown space object just skimmed past Earth and scientists still don’t know what it is
by RT on December 1, 2020 at 09:44
A slow-moving object of unknown origin just completed an extremely close flyby of our planet, before heading back out into the solar system. And the mysterious space material is expected to return in March. Read Full Article at RT.com
Beijing is ready to enter dialogue with NATO but urges West to take the correct view of China
by RT on December 1, 2020 at 09:42
The Chinese Foreign Ministry has warned NATO to take a rational view of China’s rise and foreign policy, but said it is willing to engage in dialogue with the alliance on the basis of mutual respect. Read Full Article at RT.com
Pic of Aussie soldier CHUGGING BEER from ‘prosthetic leg of dead Taliban fighter’ emerges amid Afghan war crimes report fallout
by RT on December 1, 2020 at 08:30
Leaked photographs purportedly show Australian soldiers partying with an artificial limb that belonged to a Taliban militant, amid growing outrage over a report detailing suspected abuses committed by Aussie troops in Afghanistan. Read Full Article at RT.com
Mysterious monolith surfaces in ROMANIA, days after similar object disappeared from Utah desert
by RT on December 1, 2020 at 06:59
A strange metallic monolith has been spotted in Romania just days after a similar structure was discovered in a remote Utah desert – before being removed by an unknown party. Read Full Article at RT.com
New Zealand’s PM sides with Australia after Chinese diplomat tweets brutal image condemning war crimes against Afghan civilians
by RT on December 1, 2020 at 04:49
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has come to Australia’s defense after a Chinese diplomat shared an illustration showing an Aussie soldier with an Afghan child at knifepoint, saying the government has chided Beijing for the post. Read Full Article at RT.com
US Billionaires Have Gained $1 Trillion Since Pandemic Started
by AJ Nelson on December 1, 2020 at 04:10
American billionaires haven’t just been immune to the pandemic, they’ve been thriving in it! The post US Billionaires Have Gained $1 Trillion Since Pandemic Started appeared first on We Are Change.
‘The Wuhan Files’: CNN Publishes Leaked Report Showing China Downplayed COVID-19 Outbreak
by AJ Nelson on December 1, 2020 at 04:03
They lied! People died. The post ‘The Wuhan Files’: CNN Publishes Leaked Report Showing China Downplayed COVID-19 Outbreak appeared first on We Are Change.
Orwell Tried To Warn Us About 1984 But No One Listened!
by AJ Nelson on November 30, 2020 at 22:44
1984 is here! The post Orwell Tried To Warn Us About 1984 But No One Listened! appeared first on We Are Change.
Not quite the monopoly-slayer, but… Apple fined by Italian watchdog over false claims about ‘waterproof’ iPhones
by RT on November 30, 2020 at 21:33
Italy’s antitrust regulator has scored another victory against tech giant Apple, fining it €10 million for misleading the public about “waterproof” iPhones. Read Full Article at RT.com
WHO Urges Global Governments to “Manage” All Social Activity
by AJ Nelson on November 30, 2020 at 21:03
Christmas is likely canceled in the Western world. The post WHO Urges Global Governments to “Manage” All Social Activity appeared first on We Are Change.
Senior Iranian commander killed in drone strike on his car near Iraqi-Syrian border – reports
by RT on November 30, 2020 at 20:52
A senior commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps was killed in a drone strike near the Syrian-Iraqi border Sunday night, according to reports, just two days after the assassination of Iran’s top nuclear scientist. Read Full Article at RT.com
The long, chilling legacies of ‘Russiagate’ and ‘Obamagate’
by Andrew Corkery on November 30, 2020 at 20:17
For four years, the endlessly dogmatic and conspiratorial presentation of these scandals has obscured clear abuses of power by the Obama administration while intensifying real existential threats. The post The long, chilling legacies of ‘Russiagate’ and ‘Obamagate’ appeared first on The Real News Network.
Put down your pipes: Erdogan urges Turks to ditch shisha as he outlines Covid curfews amid record death surge
by RT on November 30, 2020 at 19:28
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan urged his country to cut down on cigarettes and shisha pipes as he outlined new weekday curfews and full lockdowns at weekends in a bid to halt coronavirus spread amid record deaths. Read Full Article at RT.com
France’s New Security Law May Have Just Sparked a “George Floyd” Moment
by Alan Macleod on November 30, 2020 at 18:56
Sparked by a new bill that would make publishing photos of police illegal and a viral video soon after that shows French police brutally beating a black man, it appears that France may be headed for its own “George Floyd” moment. The post France’s New Security Law May Have Just Sparked a “George Floyd” Moment appeared first on MintPress News.
A “Fringe Member” of the Jewish Community: How Hasbara Trolls Reacted to My Campus Appearance
by Miko Peled on November 30, 2020 at 18:08
Hasbara groups represent a racist, supremacist, and violent ideology. They defend a state that is engaged in the worst type of violence against the Palestinian people, yet they feel that they are in a position to question the motives of organizers, speakers, and activists who call for justice and tolerance. The post A “Fringe Member” of the Jewish Community: How Hasbara Trolls Reacted to My Campus Appearance appeared first on MintPress News.
South Korea culls 19,000 ducks after highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu outbreak strikes farm
by RT on November 30, 2020 at 17:57
Some 19,000 ducks have been culled in South Korea after a farm was hit by an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu – the same strain which has afflicted Europe in recent weeks and led to the culling of millions of birds. Read Full Article at RT.com
Educators must be able to show Prophet Mohammed cartoons to students if they find it necessary – Norwegian teacher to RT
by RT on November 30, 2020 at 17:55
Freedom of speech classes are possible without displaying cartoons of Prophet Mohammed, but educators must be able to decide if they need to do it or not, a Norwegian teacher behind an influential article on the issue told RT. Read Full Article at RT.com
Yemen: Trump is Showering Saudi Arabia with Last-Minute Gifts
by Ahmed Abdulkareem on November 30, 2020 at 16:57
Saudi Arabia’s use of American diplomatic cover and weapons alike has taken on a fevered pace as the Kingdom deepens the tragedy it has afflicted upon Yemen. The post Yemen: Trump is Showering Saudi Arabia with Last-Minute Gifts appeared first on MintPress News.
Merkel warns economic consequences of Covid pandemic could last years
by RT on November 30, 2020 at 16:57
German Chancellor Angela Merkel told reporters on Monday that she fears the economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic will reverberate for years to come. Read Full Article at RT.com
US sanctions Chinese tech firm for doing business with ‘illegitimate Maduro regime’ in Venezuela
by RT on November 30, 2020 at 16:44
The US has hit Chinese tech company China National Electronics Import & Export Corporation with “Venezuela-related sanctions,” according to the Treasury Department, which issued a license authorizing a winddown of transactions. Read Full Article at RT.com
French govt DROPS controversial bill curbing filming of police in major u-turn, new version to be written
by RT on November 30, 2020 at 15:41
The speaker of French President Emmanuel Macron’s ruling party has said the government is dropping part of a controversial bill curbing the right to film on-duty police – which drew huge public anger – and will re-draft it. Read Full Article at RT.com
Beijing sanctions 4 Americans over Hong Kong ‘interference’, warns US not to ‘go further down wrong path’
by RT on November 30, 2020 at 15:03
China will slap sanctions on four individuals working for US organizations who say they promote democracy abroad, the Foreign Ministry said, in response to what it called “blatant interference” in Hong Kong and Chinese affairs. Read Full Article at RT.com
101-year-old Italian grandma gets Covid THREE times
by RT on November 30, 2020 at 13:54
Doctors and nurses in Italy are astounded at the resilience of one Maria Orsingher, a 101-year-old who has lived through the Spanish Flu, the Second World War, and who has now survived Covid-19… three times. Read Full Article at RT.com
Beijing slaps sanctions on 4 individuals with links to US democracy promotion efforts in Hong Kong
by RT on November 30, 2020 at 13:52
Chinese officials have said they are imposing sanctions on four individuals who Beijing claims are responsible for interfering in Hong Kong’s affairs, and who are linked to US democracy promotion initiatives. Read Full Article at RT.com
Moderna to apply for US & European emergency authorization as Covid-19 vaccine shows 94% efficacy in final analysis
by RT on November 30, 2020 at 13:51
Biotech company Moderna has said it will submit its Covid-19 vaccine candidate for emergency approval in the US and Europe after stage three trials concluded with positive results. Read Full Article at RT.com
Neil deGrasse Tyson regrets Covid-19 couldn’t become ‘alien invasion’ that united humanity
by RT on November 30, 2020 at 13:44
Mankind missed a chance provided by Covid-19 to unite, but there’s still hope the world will come out of the pandemic as a better place, renowned astrophysicist, Neil deGrasse Tyson, told RT’s Going Underground program. Read Full Article at RT.com
Italexit Party reveals plans for Rome to leave EU ‘cage’ in ‘less than two years’ – report
by RT on November 30, 2020 at 12:49
The Italexit Party has told the media that it is planning to withdraw Italy from the European Union within the next election cycle, and had already mapped out a political route for the process. Read Full Article at RT.com
Hong Kong tightens curbs on public gatherings, closes karaoke centers as it reports 76 new Covid-19 cases
by RT on November 30, 2020 at 12:26
Authorities in Hong Kong will close game centers and swimming pools from Wednesday, while also ordering civil servants to stay at home after a new spike in coronavirus cases. Read Full Article at RT.com
Taking the p**s: Astronaut Tim Peake thought he spotted UFO in space… but it was Russian urine
by RT on November 30, 2020 at 12:15
Astronaut Tim Peake has shared details of an unlikely encounter in orbit, in which he alerted his ISS crewmates to a potential UFO on an intercept course, only to realize the golden lights were of a more, erm, human origin. Read Full Article at RT.com
Blue Cheka Journo Rats On Church For Holding Services in Defiance of Lockdown
on November 30, 2020 at 11:39
A journo with CBC News filmed herself ratting out worshipers at a Church in Chilliwack, British Columbia on Sunday in a remarkably pathetic and disturbing scene. …
WATCH: Residents stunned as fireball lights up the skies over Japan
by RT on November 30, 2020 at 11:12
A slew of fireball reports flooded in from across Japan over the weekend, with sightings of bright green lights in cities like Osaka, Nagoya, and Gifu. Read Full Article at RT.com
‘Apologize to the Afghan people’: China scoffs after Canberra demands Beijing retract poster about Aussie war-crime report
by RT on November 30, 2020 at 10:04
Beijing has rejected calls for an apology after a Chinese official shared a doctored poster of an Australian soldier attacking an Afghan girl, urging Canberra to instead seek forgiveness for its alleged war crimes in Afghanistan. Read Full Article at RT.com
Mysterious new species of deep sea blob identified using only HD footage for 1st time in history (VIDEO)
by RT on November 30, 2020 at 09:52
Researchers with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have identified a new species of ctenophore using only HD footage from a deep sea drone for the first time in history. Read Full Article at RT.com
Israeli weapon used in killing of top Iranian nuclear scientist – Iran’s state media
by RT on November 30, 2020 at 09:45
The weapon used in the killing of Iran’s top nuclear scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, on Friday was made in Israel, Iranian state media claims. Tehran had previously accused Israel of being behind the assassination. Read Full Article at RT.com
WHO urges govts to fight malaria as death toll from disease may exceed Covid-19 in sub-Saharan Africa
by RT on November 30, 2020 at 09:11
The World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Monday that gaps in access to life-saving tools are undermining efforts to curb malaria, as deaths from the disease will far exceed those killed by Covid-19 in sub-Saharan Africa. Read Full Article at RT.com
Indian drug company counter-sues AstraZeneca Covid-19 jab volunteer for ‘malicious’ claim vaccine trial led to health issues
by RT on November 30, 2020 at 08:54
The Serum Institute of India (SII), the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer, has gone on the offensive after a participant in its coronavirus vaccine trial sued the firm, alleging he suffered serious side effects from the jab. Read Full Article at RT.com
Australia demands apology after China urges war crimes probe with meme of ‘Aussie soldier slitting Afghan child’s throat’
by RT on November 30, 2020 at 03:06
The Australian PM has demanded an official apology from China, after its Foreign Ministry spokesman called for justice over a recent war crimes report – with an illustration of a soldier holding a knife to a child’s throat. Read Full Article at RT.com
US Carrier Strike Group Heads to Gulf as Iran Threatens Retaliation
by AJ Nelson on November 30, 2020 at 02:55
The nuclear-powered USS Nimitz aircraft carrier and its strike group are in transit to the Persian Gulf. The post US Carrier Strike Group Heads to Gulf as Iran Threatens Retaliation appeared first on We Are Change.
UAE, Jordan condemn assassination of Iranian nuclear physicist, urge restraint by all parties to avoid escalation
by RT on November 29, 2020 at 22:33
The United Arab Emirates and Jordan have condemned the assassination of Iran’s top nuclear scientist, which Tehran has blamed on Israel, and called on all parties to avoid taking actions that could escalate tensions in the region. Read Full Article at RT.com
Australian authorities seize child, rule parents ABUSIVE for resisting hormone therapy to help daughter become son – report
by RT on November 29, 2020 at 21:53
An Australian couple whose child was reportedly seized by state authorities is appealing a magistrate’s ruling finding them abusive and “dangerous” for resisting testosterone therapy for their daughter, who identifies as male. Read Full Article at RT.com
Killing of top Iranian nuclear scientist: Reported versions change from 12-person commando squad to REMOTE-CONTROLLED machine gun
by RT on November 29, 2020 at 20:20
Iran’s top scientist was assassinated with a remote-controlled machine gun from 150 meters away, semi-official news agency Fars said, contradicting previous detailed reports of a 12-person commando team doing the killing. Read Full Article at RT.com
ISIS claims responsibility for rocket attack on Iraqi oil refinery
by RT on November 29, 2020 at 19:35
Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) has claimed responsibility for a rocket attack that set an oil refinery in northern Iraq on fire. The refinery was previously put out of action by IS during the caliphate’s Iraqi campaign. Read Full Article at RT.com
Panic as Indonesian volcano erupts, sending ash & smoke into the air (VIDEO)
by RT on November 29, 2020 at 18:45
The eruption of one of Indonesia’s most dangerous volcanoes has caused panic and the evacuation of almost 2,800 people, with authorities warning nearby areas may be affected by “hot clouds, lava avalanche[s] and poisonous gas.” Read Full Article at RT.com
France’s Macron “Very Shocked” Over Filmed Police Beating of Black Man for Not Wearing Mask
by AJ Nelson on November 29, 2020 at 18:38
After brutally beating the man for 15 minutes in his own business, police falsely accused him of trying to steal their gun. The post France’s Macron “Very Shocked” Over Filmed Police Beating of Black Man for Not Wearing Mask appeared first on We Are Change.
4 French officers indicted, 3 placed on pre-trial detention after black music producer brutally beaten in Paris
by RT on November 29, 2020 at 18:37
The Paris prosecutor’s office has announced the indictment of the cops accused of beating black music producer Michel Zecler. Three of the four officers will remain detained before trial. Read Full Article at RT.com
Four French police officers go before judge over video of them beating black man – report
by RT on November 29, 2020 at 16:11
Four officers suspended from duty after allegedly beating a black music producer went before a judge in France on Sunday, one day after anti-police brutality protesters demonstrated against a bill restricting the filming of cops. Read Full Article at RT.com
UN says at least 110 killed in suspected Boko Haram attack in Nigeria where many victims were beheaded
by RT on November 29, 2020 at 15:25
The death toll in a suspected Boko Haram attack on farmers in northeastern Nigeria on Saturday has reached at least 110, a UN humanitarian coordinator in the country said, urging the perpetrators to be brought to justice. Read Full Article at RT.com
Hungarian cultural commissioner lights powder keg of controversy after describing Europe as ‘George Soros’ gas chamber’
by RT on November 29, 2020 at 15:17
Szilard Demeter, a ministerial commissioner and head of the Petofi Literary Museum in Budapest, used highly provocative language to describe Hungarian-American financier George Soros and his purported influence over EU policy. Read Full Article at RT.com
Amazon Hiring 2,800 Workers A DAY As Corona Lockdowns Crush Small Biz Competitors
on November 29, 2020 at 14:40
Amazon’s workforce has surged over 50 percent in just one year with the company embarking on an “unrivaled” hiring spree as hundreds of thousands of small businesses deemed “unessential” were put out of business due to tyrannical corona lockdowns. …
Sean Connery’s death certificate reveals he passed away from pneumonia & heart failure – report
by RT on November 29, 2020 at 14:34
Legendary actor Sean Connery’s death certificate has revealed he passed away at the age of 90 from pneumonia and heart failure, according to reports. Read Full Article at RT.com
Participant in India’s AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine trial sues after experiencing ‘severe adverse effect’
by RT on November 29, 2020 at 10:13
An Indian man who helped test a coronavirus jab based on AstraZeneca’s candidate vaccine has filed suit, claiming that he suffered extreme side effects during his participation in the trial. Read Full Article at RT.com
Car bomb kills 30 troops at Afghan base
by RT on November 29, 2020 at 08:05
At least 30 security personnel were killed and more than 20 injured when a suicide car bomb hit a military base in Afghanistan early on Sunday in one of the deadliest attacks against the country’s forces in months. Read Full Article at RT.com
Actor David Prowse, best known for his role as Darth Vader from the Star Wars trilogy, has died aged 85
by RT on November 29, 2020 at 06:24
David Prowse, the British weightlifter who became a film icon for his role as Darth Vader in the Star Wars trilogy, has died at 85. Read Full Article at RT.com
“This is No Free Country”: Anti-Lockdown Protests Rage in London, Over 150 People Arrested
by AJ Nelson on November 29, 2020 at 02:09
“Your fear leads to losing our liberty.” The post “This is No Free Country”: Anti-Lockdown Protests Rage in London, Over 150 People Arrested appeared first on We Are Change.
Paris protesters torch cars, set BANK on fire amid clashes over bill slammed as ‘ban on filming police brutality’ (VIDEOS)
by RT on November 29, 2020 at 00:05
Violent clashes and arson have erupted in Paris amid mass protests against police brutality and a draft law that would ban filming officers “in certain circumstances,” after a video emerged of cops beating a black music producer. Read Full Article at RT.com
Syria condemns ‘Zionist terrorist attack on science’ as Israel says it has ‘no clue’ who was behind Iranian scientist’s murder
by RT on November 28, 2020 at 23:01
Syria has condemned the assassination of top Iranian nuclear physicist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, calling it a chilling “terrorist attack on science”, as Israel denies involvement. Read Full Article at RT.com
At least 3 dead in Italy’s Sardinia as island is hit by severe flooding (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
by RT on November 28, 2020 at 20:24
At least three people have died and two more are missing as the Italian island of Sardinia has been battered by storms for two days in a row. The extreme weather has caused flooding and landslides in several areas. Read Full Article at RT.com
Close encounter: Russian, Indian satellites ‘dangerously approach’ each other in ‘crowded’ low orbit
by RT on November 28, 2020 at 19:52
An Indian remote sensing satellite flew “dangerously close” to a Russian one on Friday, according to Russian space agency Roscosmos. The Indian authorities, however, denied there was any risk of collision. Read Full Article at RT.com
Thousands of protesters march in France against security law that bans filming police (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)
by RT on November 28, 2020 at 16:18
Protesters throughout France have shown up for rallies against a controversial draft law on public safety, under which filming a police officer on duty may result in a hefty fine. Critics say it fosters impunity for misconduct. Read Full Article at RT.com
‘Important to preserve scope for talks with Iran’: Germany warns against escalation after killing of top Iranian scientist
by RT on November 28, 2020 at 14:10
Berlin has urged “all parties” to avoid escalating tensions following the assassination of a senior Iranian scientist in what Tehran suspects to be an Israeli operation. Iran’s leader has pledged to go after those responsible. Read Full Article at RT.com
Israel Assassinates Iranian Nuclear Scientist Near Tehran
on November 28, 2020 at 13:16
Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was assassinated in a Mossad hit on Friday while driving down the street in his own country in a suburb near their capital of Tehran. …
Beijing powers up first domestically-built nuclear reactor, construction of 6 more underway at home & abroad
by RT on November 28, 2020 at 11:50
China has plugged in its first domestically-built nuclear reactor with hopes to become more energy-independent and to export its design across the globe. Read Full Article at RT.com
“Dark Winter”: Millions of Americans Are Expected to Lose Their Homes
by AJ Nelson on November 28, 2020 at 03:49
Shit could hit the fan come January 1. The post “Dark Winter”: Millions of Americans Are Expected to Lose Their Homes appeared first on We Are Change.
Controversy Intensifies as Company Behind ‘Zombie Minks’ Infected With Mutated COVID Identified
by AJ Nelson on November 27, 2020 at 21:37
Danish police have urged locals to remain calm. The post Controversy Intensifies as Company Behind ‘Zombie Minks’ Infected With Mutated COVID Identified appeared first on We Are Change.
The double struggle of Black Native Americans
by Kim Brown on November 27, 2020 at 14:03
The legacy of slavery and anti-Black racism haunts Indian Country, too. To this day, Black descendants of Indigenous nations fight for acknowledgment and citizenship from their tribes. The post The double struggle of Black Native Americans appeared first on The Real News Network.
Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Atlantic’ By Haviah Mighty
by CJ Baker on November 25, 2020 at 21:44
America’s issues with systemic racism are partly due to a failure to recognize past atrocities. This reality is highlighted in “Atlantic,” the new tune by acclaimed Canadian rapper Haviah Mighty. The post Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Atlantic’ By Haviah Mighty appeared first on Shadowproof.
A Trojan Horse? PathCheck’s Contact Tracing App Coming to Minnesota and the World
by Raul Diego on November 25, 2020 at 21:44
Another contact tracing app is being rolled out in the state of Minnesota. This brought to you by MIT Media Lab spinoff PathCheck, who intends to be the global leader of “precision medicine” for minorities. The post A Trojan Horse? PathCheck’s Contact Tracing App Coming to Minnesota and the World appeared first on MintPress News.
Nigerians reject US imperialism with #EndSARS protests
by Jacqueline Luqman on November 25, 2020 at 19:16
At the root of Nigeria’s #EndSARS movement is a popular rejection of corruption, exploitation, and the abuse of poor and working-class people. But the movement is also a rejection of neoliberalism, militarism, and a bloody history of U.S. imperialism and European colonization. The post Nigerians reject US imperialism with #EndSARS protests appeared first on The Real News Network.
“Superheroes” and “Nice” Guys: Coverage of Biden’s Hawkish Cabinet Picks is Predictably Lacking
by Alan Macleod on November 25, 2020 at 19:00
Just as they failed to hold power to account in the run-up to the disastrous wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, corporate media is refusing to ask the hard questions about Biden’s hawkish cabinet picks. The post “Superheroes” and “Nice” Guys: Coverage of Biden’s Hawkish Cabinet Picks is Predictably Lacking appeared first on MintPress News.
Thanksgiving is going to kill a lot of people, again
by Jaisal Noor on November 25, 2020 at 18:01
Amid a terrifying surge in COVID-19 cases, millions are defying public health warnings and traveling for Thanksgiving—a grimly fitting situation, given the central role of contagious diseases in the genocide of this continent’s Native people. The post Thanksgiving is going to kill a lot of people, again appeared first on The Real News Network.
The internal battle over the future of the Democratic Party; Rennie Davis of the Chicago 7 talks about mobilization
by Marc Steiner on November 25, 2020 at 15:28
This week, Marc Steiner asks how progressives will maintain pressure on the Democratic Party now that the election is over, and we speak to Rennie Davis, one of the Chicago 7, about how mobilization around the Vietnam War compares to movements today. The post The internal battle over the future of the Democratic Party; Rennie Davis of the Chicago 7 talks about mobilization appeared first on The Real News Network.
Israeli Spy Jonathan Pollard Permitted to Flee to Israel After Parole Terminated By DOJ
on November 25, 2020 at 08:16
Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard had his parole ended on Friday by the Justice Department, allowing the duplicitous traitor to leave America and make Aliyah in Israel. …
Scotland ‘Makes History’ by Passing Bill to Make Period Products For Women ‘Free’
on November 25, 2020 at 02:45
The socialist Scottish Labour Party on Tuesday claimed to have “made history” with the passage of a bill forcing taxpayers to pay for “free” sanitary products for women and girls. …
Journo Live-Tweets Herself Harassing Small Biz For Opening Restaurant In Defiance Of Lockdown
on November 24, 2020 at 22:41
Toronto Star journo Jennifer Pagliaro made herself the hero of her own story on Tuesday when she harassed a small business owner for opening his restaurant in defiance of Ontario government corona lockdown orders. …
Groundbreaking Indigenous news and commentary show coming to The Real News Network
by TRNN on November 24, 2020 at 21:23
TRNN is excited to announce the upcoming launch of “Decolonized News Hour,” a groundbreaking show featuring the latest stories from Indian Country, in all its underappreciated diversity, and investigations of current issues from Native perspectives. The post Groundbreaking Indigenous news and commentary show coming to The Real News Network appeared first on The Real News Network.
Malawi is Just the Beginning: How Israel Changed the Political Narrative of an Entire Continent
by Clinton Nzala on November 24, 2020 at 17:32
The Palestinian cause was pivotal on the agenda of many African political parties in the 1970s and ‘80s. Over the last three decades, however, it has been pushed to the fringes of political discourse save for a handful of countries on the continent. The post Malawi is Just the Beginning: How Israel Changed the Political Narrative of an Entire Continent appeared first on MintPress News.
Justice means abolition, not more jails
by Kim Brown on November 24, 2020 at 16:54
The U.S. spends billions incarcerating the largest prison population in the world, but prison abolition still sounds too abstract for many people to think about. Here’s what it would actually look like. The post Justice means abolition, not more jails appeared first on The Real News Network.
Video Of Cops Arresting Man For ‘Defying CV Curfew’ in California Is From Wauwatosa, WI in Oct [UPDATED]
on November 24, 2020 at 12:41
Video shared Monday by Perez Hilton on Tiktok which went viral all over social media said to show police in California abusing a man for defying Governor Gavin Newsom’s coronavirus curfew orders is actually from Wauwatosa, Wisconsin in October. …
CIA Partners with Google, Amazon and IBM in Latest Big Tech Procurement Drive
by Raul Diego on November 23, 2020 at 20:35
The military industrial complex is returning to its roots as the CIA turns to big tech to maintain control and rebuild the war economy. The post CIA Partners with Google, Amazon and IBM in Latest Big Tech Procurement Drive appeared first on MintPress News.
Successful Not-for-Profit Oxford COVID Vaccine Threatens Big Pharma Profit Logic
by Alan Macleod on November 23, 2020 at 18:17
“The Oxford vaccine is… striking, since the point was to pay researchers, but not to rely on patent monopolies to generate large profits.” – Economist Dean Baker The post Successful Not-for-Profit Oxford COVID Vaccine Threatens Big Pharma Profit Logic appeared first on MintPress News.
‘First You Blame White People, Now You Blame Us!?’ Asian Parents Revolt Over End of Meritocracy in CA
on November 23, 2020 at 10:25
Asian parents in California are furious their children’s top-performing schools are being forced to scrap their merit-based admissions process in favor of a “diversity lotto” system. …
Pres. Trump Shares Nick Fuentes Speech At Georgia ‘Stop The Steal’ Rally Railing Against GOP Sellouts
on November 23, 2020 at 07:08
President Donald Trump on Saturday shared an article from Breitbart prominently featuring a rousing speech from Christian conservative podcast host Nick Fuentes at a “Stop The Steal” rally in Georgia railing against GOP sellouts like Nikki Haley and …
Wauwatosa: ‘White Male Mass Shooter in His 20s or 30s’ Turns Out to Be 15-Year-Old Hispanic Male
on November 23, 2020 at 05:19
The alleged “white male mass shooter” said to be in his “20s or 30s” who reportedly injured eight people at the Mayfair Mall in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin on Friday has been identified by police as a 15-year-old Hispanic male. …
Sidney Powell Responds: ‘The Chips Will Fall Where They May,’ ‘We Will be Filing Suit Soon’
on November 22, 2020 at 22:43
UPDATE: Sidney Powell responded to the Trump legal team’s statement that she was not part of their official team by saying she is going to forge ahead with her lawsuit representing Americans “who had their votes for Trump and other Republicans stolen…
Dissenter Weekly: Despite War Crimes Investigation, Australian Military Whistleblower Still Faces Prosecution
by Kevin Gosztola on November 20, 2020 at 23:53
On this edition of the “Dissenter Weekly,” host and Shadowproof editor Kevin Gosztola highlights a whistleblower from the Australian military named David McBride, who still faces prosecution for leaking information on war crimes in Afghanistan even though the country recently completed an investigation into the violence. Later in the show, The post Dissenter Weekly: Despite War Crimes Investigation, Australian Military Whistleblower Still Faces Prosecution appeared first on Shadowproof.
How Joe Biden Plans to Make The American Empire Great Again
by Dan Cohen on November 20, 2020 at 21:47
Behind his rhetoric, Joe Biden will seek nothing less than global supremacy, escalating a new and even more dangerous arms race that risks the destruction of humanity, what he calls “decency” and “normalcy.” The post How Joe Biden Plans to Make The American Empire Great Again appeared first on MintPress News.
Predictive Programming? Israeli Publishers Have Been Writing About a COVID-Like Pandemic for Years
by Raul Diego on November 20, 2020 at 20:46
The general public’s willing acceptance of the draconian restrictions placed on mobility and freedom of assembly due to the coronavirus was “predicted” in fictional novels and other artistic creations over the last few decades. Is it a matter of life imitating art or something more sinister? The post Predictive Programming? Israeli Publishers Have Been Writing About a COVID-Like Pandemic for Years appeared first on MintPress News.
Tear gas for BLM, red carpet for MAGA marchers
by Kim Brown on November 20, 2020 at 17:50
We ask why police suddenly left all their tear gas and rubber bullets at the office while Trump supporters took to the streets for the Million MAGA March in Washington, DC. The post Tear gas for BLM, red carpet for MAGA marchers appeared first on The Real News Network.
Trump-appointed CEO of US global media agency targets journalists’ independence
by Aman Azhar on November 20, 2020 at 17:17
Former US global media agency CEO John Lansing worked hard to consolidate his power. His Republican successor, Michael Pack, is putting those powers to use, and compromising the journalistic independence of the US taxpayer-funded news networks he oversees. The post Trump-appointed CEO of US global media agency targets journalists’ independence appeared first on The Real News Network.
K-9 attacks: The new (old) face of police brutality
by Taya Graham and Stephen Janis on November 20, 2020 at 14:03
Indiana mother Jennifer Fleming speaks out about the brutal and excessive police dog attack on her 19-year-old daughter, and calls for police to rethink how these animals and their handlers are trained. The post K-9 attacks: The new (old) face of police brutality appeared first on The Real News Network.
US Wildfire Victims Forced To Crowdfund To Rebuild Their Lives
by Michael Sainato on November 19, 2020 at 20:24
Americans who lost their homes and belongings to wildfires that spread across the western United States over the past several weeks are struggling to rebuild their lives in the aftermath. The post US Wildfire Victims Forced To Crowdfund To Rebuild Their Lives appeared first on Shadowproof.
REVEALED: Gov Newsom Partied With Top Lobbyists, Calif. Medical Officials, Blew Off COVID Protocols
on November 19, 2020 at 06:04
Photos obtained by FOX 11 Los Angeles reveal the “birthday dinner” California Governor Gavin Newsom attended earlier this month was a party with top lobbyists and California medical officials who were all flaunting the COVID-19 protocols that they’re…
Snopes: ‘Misleading’ to Correctly Point Out Biden’s Cancer Charity Spent Millions On Salaries, Zero On Research
on November 19, 2020 at 04:54
The Biden Cancer Initiative spent the majority of the millions it brought in on salaries and zero on research but pointing that out is “misleading,” according to Snopes. …
George Conway: ‘Key Political Question’ For U.S. Going Forward Is How to ‘Deprogram’ 75M Trump Voters
on November 19, 2020 at 03:07
The “key political question for our country going forward” is how best to brainwash 75 million Trump voters into submission, according to Lincoln Project co-founder George Conway. …
Marc Steiner Show: DeRay McKesson on the movement; Debating Black expatriation from the US
by Marc Steiner on November 18, 2020 at 20:58
In the second episode of the Marc Steiner Show, DeRay McKesson talks about his victorious Supreme Court case against a police officer, and how the left has the numbers, but not the organization. Then, TaNesha Barnes and Dr. Lester Spence debate the best recourse for Black Americans after an election where 71 million voters actively supported—or ignored—Donald Trump’s racism. The post Marc Steiner Show: DeRay McKesson on the movement; Debating Black expatriation from the US appeared first on The Real News Network.
Anti-Abortion protesters get special treatment from the police
by Molly Shah on November 18, 2020 at 18:14
Minneapolis, Louisville, Kenosha, Portland—these cities, among others, have all seen police respond with violence to protests for racial justice this year. However, anti-abortion protesters almost never elicit a police response, even with their long history of violence at clinics. The post Anti-Abortion protesters get special treatment from the police appeared first on The Real News Network.
Obama: The Internet is ‘The Single Biggest Threat to Our Democracy’
on November 18, 2020 at 03:06
Big Tech needs to ramp up their authoritarian censorship and thought-policing or else our democracy will not “work,” so says former President Barack Hussein Obama. …
Shadowproof Launches Marvel Cooke Journalism Fellowship
by Shadowproof on November 17, 2020 at 21:00
Shadowproof launches the Marvel Cooke Fellowship to fund reporting from writers of color on the prison abolition movement. The post Shadowproof Launches Marvel Cooke Journalism Fellowship appeared first on Shadowproof.
The real winner of Election 2020? Drugs.
by Kim Brown on November 17, 2020 at 19:27
Drugs won big on Election Day, and the bipartisan divide on the war on drugs appears to be closing. With major strides in drug decriminalization and legalization taking place, we explore how states are handling these measures and how it will impact us. The post The real winner of Election 2020? Drugs. appeared first on The Real News Network.
Kings Bay Plowshares Activists Pay Heavy Price For Resisting Nuclear Warfare
by Jonathan Michels on November 17, 2020 at 17:48
Catholic peace activists like those who infiltrated the Kings Bay naval base have attacked nuclearism for 40 years, and have paid a heavy price. The post Kings Bay Plowshares Activists Pay Heavy Price For Resisting Nuclear Warfare appeared first on Shadowproof.
California Lawmakers Fly to Maui to Party With Lobbyists As Second Lockdown Goes Into Effect
on November 17, 2020 at 03:40
California lawmakers blew off coronavirus travel warnings and flew to Maui to party with lobbyists as their state was thrown into a vicious second lockdown, according to reports. …
The American government’s campaign to criminalize BLM
by Kim Brown and Andrew Corkery on November 16, 2020 at 21:23
In the wake of the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and other Black people at the hands of police, activists around the country have mobilized in record numbers. Rather than address the systemic injustices these activists are highlighting, law enforcement and lawmakers have found new ways to criminalize their actions. The post The American government’s campaign to criminalize BLM appeared first on The Real News Network.
Suicide Crisis In Prisons Compounded By COVID-19, Lack Of Health Care
by Arvind Dilawar on November 16, 2020 at 19:41
Suicide rates are four times higher in prisons than among the public, yet few preventative resources are available to those incarcerated. The post Suicide Crisis In Prisons Compounded By COVID-19, Lack Of Health Care appeared first on Shadowproof.
Obama: Politicians Who Criticize Israel Get Smeared As ‘Anti-Semitic,’ Confronted With ‘Well-Funded Opponents’
on November 16, 2020 at 17:28
Former President Barack Obama says in his new book “A Promised Land” that politicians who “criticize Israel policy too loudly” risk getting smeared as “anti-Israel” and “anti-Semitic” and get “confronted with a well-funded opponent in the next electi…
Florida ‘rights of nature’ amendment protects ecosystems and the right to clean water
by Steve Horn on November 16, 2020 at 17:03
Voters in Orange County, Florida overwhelmingly approved a charter amendment granting rights to their main waterways. The post Florida ‘rights of nature’ amendment protects ecosystems and the right to clean water appeared first on The Real News Network.
‘The’ Black/Latinx vote is a myth
by Maximillian Alvarez on November 16, 2020 at 16:39
TRNN Editor-in-Chief Maximillian Alvarez interviews Ben Jealous, president of People for the American Way, about the media’s rush to draw conclusions from 2020 exit polls and make sweeping generalizations about Black and Latinx voters. The post ‘The’ Black/Latinx vote is a myth appeared first on The Real News Network.
Former FBI Chief Andrew McCabe Threatens Trump: Secret Intel Could Cast You In A ‘Very Negative Light’
on November 16, 2020 at 15:27
Former acting FBI director Andrew McCabe threatened President Trump on CNN Friday night that secret intelligence exists which could cast him “in a very negative light.” …
The law enforcement lies distorting the ‘Defund the Police’ movement
by Taya Graham and Stephen Janis on November 16, 2020 at 13:16
PAR takes a deep dive into the deliberately misleading rhetoric surrounding the ‘Defund the Police’ debate and uncovers data that reveals which political party really loves policing. The post The law enforcement lies distorting the ‘Defund the Police’ movement appeared first on The Real News Network.
Dissenter Weekly: The Biden Transition And The War On Whistleblowers
by Kevin Gosztola on November 14, 2020 at 00:23
On this edition of the “Dissenter Weekly,” host and Shadowproof editor Kevin Gosztola highlights some of the individuals on President-elect Joe Biden’s agency review teams, which he appointed for his transition to the White House who previously participated in the war on whistleblowers when Barack Obama was president. The post Dissenter Weekly: The Biden Transition And The War On Whistleblowers appeared first on Shadowproof.
What Wisconsin’s vote says about America’s future
by Marc Steiner on November 13, 2020 at 22:24
Former Madison City Councilman David Ahrens and Milwaukee activist Angela Lang join TRNN’s Marc Steiner to look at Wisconsin’s progressive roots and racist realities—and to discuss the political battles to come. The post What Wisconsin’s vote says about America’s future appeared first on The Real News Network.
Thought Trump was through? Cue the coup
by Kim Brown on November 13, 2020 at 19:03
Remaining stunningly on brand, Donald Trump still refuses to concede that he lost the election, while his administration signals its intention not to relinquish power. The post Thought Trump was through? Cue the coup appeared first on The Real News Network.
U.S. Syria Envoy Jim Jeffrey Admits Lying to President Trump to Keep War Going
on November 13, 2020 at 17:05
James Jeffrey, a NeverTrumper who was appointed by Mike Pompeo as special envoy for Syria in 2018, is openly bragging about lying to President Trump to preserve the endless war in Syria. …
How Big Tech and the GOP fueled the rise of QAnon
by Jaisal Noor on November 12, 2020 at 17:09
Donald Trump is throwing red meat to followers of the QAnon conspiracy, a primary vehicle of disinformation and far-right bile that could shape the outcome of the 2020 election. The post How Big Tech and the GOP fueled the rise of QAnon appeared first on The Real News Network.
Biden Admin Seeks to Throw Open U.S. Borders While Instituting ‘Strict’ Second Lockdown Domestically
on November 12, 2020 at 15:48
A prospective Joe Biden administration is reportedly planning to throw open America’s borders and reverse President Trump’s common-sense immigration policies while simultaneously throwing our country into a “strict” second lockdown in the name of sto…
How diverse, progressive coalitions can build power in Florida
by Marc Steiner on November 12, 2020 at 15:27
TRNN’s Marc Steiner talks with Rachel Gilmer, co-director of Dream Defenders, about long-term strategies for progressives to build power in Florida with young, working-class, and ethnically diverse communities. The post How diverse, progressive coalitions can build power in Florida appeared first on The Real News Network.
Ticketmaster to ‘Verify COVID Vaccination Status’ Before Issuing Concert Passes
on November 11, 2020 at 22:19
Ticketmaster is planning to require customers to verify coronavirus vaccination status with a digital passport on their smartphones or prove coronavirus-free status with a test in order to attend some live events, according to reports. …
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro: We Must Not Deal With Covid Like ‘A Country Of Sissies’
on November 11, 2020 at 20:35
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said Tuesday that Brazilians must not deal with the coronavirus like “a country of sissies.” …
Viral Video Allegedly Shows Mayor De Blasio’s Daughter Saying Biden Was Able to ‘Steal’ The Election
on November 11, 2020 at 20:19
Video went viral on social media Wednesday purportedly showing Mayor Bill de Blasio’s daughter Chiara celebrating how Joe Biden was able to “steal” the election. …
Portland City Councilwoman Who Backs ‘Defund The Police’ Calls Cops On Lyft Driver Over Window Dispute
on November 11, 2020 at 16:53
Portland City Councilwoman Jo Ann Hardesty, who supports the “Defund the Police” movement and blamed riots in Portland on shadowy “white nationalists,” reportedly called the police on her Lyft driver over a spat about an open window. …
Marc Steiner Show: Black and Indigenous antifascism; Cindy Blackman Santana on music and social justice
by Marc Steiner on November 11, 2020 at 14:12
In the premier episode of the Marc Steiner Show, Dr. Nikki Taylor and Dr. Gerald Horne talk about the history of, and resistance to, fascist violence against Indigenous and Black communities in the US, and Cindy Blackman Santana talks about our trying times and her music’s place in them. The post Marc Steiner Show: Black and Indigenous antifascism; Cindy Blackman Santana on music and social justice appeared first on The Real News Network.
CA Dem Rep Who Took Dana Rohrabacher’s Seat After Smearing Him As A Russian Agent Loses Reelection
on November 10, 2020 at 21:26
Democratic Rep Harley Rouda got into Congress on the back of the Russia hoax in 2018 by shamelessly smearing distinguished Rep Dana Rohrabacher as a Russian agent. …
Naomi Wolf: If I Had Known Biden Wanted New Lockdowns ‘I Would Never Have Voted For Him’
on November 9, 2020 at 16:35
Leftists are already regretting voting for Joe Biden and he hasn’t even taken office yet (or officially won the presidency). …
AOC Floats Quitting Politics After Getting A Taste Of The E-Girl Streamer Life
on November 9, 2020 at 12:56
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is contemplating quitting politics less than a month after getting a taste of the e-girl life by live-streaming on Twitch to over 400,000 viewers. …
Israeli PM Netanyahu Stabs ‘The Most Pro-Israel President In History’ In The Back
on November 8, 2020 at 11:12
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stabbed President Donald Trump in the back on Saturday night by rushing to congratulate Joe Biden after he was prematurely declared president by the media amid a host of recount efforts and legal challenges. …
Mexican President Says He Won’t Congratulate Biden Until Election Legal Issues Are Resolved
on November 8, 2020 at 10:40
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who was once robbed of an election himself, said Saturday night he will not be congratulating either of the US’ presidential “candidates” until all legal issues are resolved and vote tallies are official…
Mitt Romney, Jeb Bush, Karl Rove & Bill Kristol Rush to Congratulate Joe Biden After Media Calls Race
on November 7, 2020 at 20:24
The neocon scum of the earth rushed to congratulate Joe Biden after the media prematurely declared him the projected winner of the presidential election on Saturday. …
AP, FOX Call Election For Joe Biden; President Trump Not Conceding, Pictured Playing Golf
on November 7, 2020 at 16:26
The Associated Press projected Joe Biden as the winner of the presidential election on Saturday at 11:28 AM and Fox News and then the rest of the media followed shortly thereafter. …
Google Trends: Searches For ‘Election Fraud Punishment’ Surged In MI, PA And AZ Before Election
on November 7, 2020 at 15:13
Google Trends indicate that searches for “Election Fraud Punishment” surged specifically in the crucial swing-states of Michigan, Pennsylvania and Arizona in the weeks before the election. …
Twitter Censors Pres. Trump’s Tweets On Democrats’ ‘Illegal’ Voting Shenanigans
on November 7, 2020 at 14:17
Twitter on Saturday censored all of President Trump’s tweets speaking out against Democrats’ blocking GOP poll watchers and warning that “illegal” and “bad things” took place behind the scenes. …
Rahm Emanuel: Biden White House Should Tell Laid-Off Retail Workers to Learn to Code
on November 7, 2020 at 13:12
Former Obama Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel said Friday on ABC that a Biden White House should tell folks laid off from retail stores like JC Penney to learn to code. …
‘Astounding’: Biden Scores Insane Advantage In Mail-In Ballots In Michigan And Pennsylvania
on November 6, 2020 at 13:48
Joe Biden got a shocking 60-point advantage over Donald Trump in absentee mail-in ballots in Pennsylvania and 38-point advantage in Michigan according to data compiled on Thursday but received no similar massive advantage in other swing states like O…
Biden Takes Lead In Georgia At 4AM From Mail-In Ballots, Three Days After Election
on November 6, 2020 at 08:24
Joe Biden took the lead over President Donald Trump in Georgia at around 4:16AM early Friday morning with greater than 99 percent of the vote in. …
Michigan Issues Non-Denial Denial Of Dead Voter Rolls Claim
on November 6, 2020 at 07:39
Michigan’s Department of State on Thursday issued a non-denial denial of the reports that dead people are listed as having voted on Michigan’s voting status database. …
CIA Democrat House Rep. Takes Lead Over GOP Challenger After 14,616 Votes Found On ‘Memory Stick’
on November 5, 2020 at 14:22
Democratic incumbent Abigail Spanberger, a “former” CIA operations officer, took the lead over her Republican challenger Nick Freitas in Virginia’s 7th Congressional District by 5,134 votes on Wednesday and swiftly declared victory after “14,616 cent…
VIDEO: Windows Covered Up At Detroit Absentee Ballot Counting Center
on November 5, 2020 at 13:24
This is what a free and fair election looks like! …
Georgia Adds 25-35k Uncounted Ballots Early Thursday, May Be Just Enough to Make Trump Lose
on November 5, 2020 at 12:44
Early Thursday morning, it was looking like President Trump was going to narrowly secure a win in Georgia with under 25,000 uncounted ballots remaining but then between 6:00AM and 8:30AM the number of uncounted ballots was shifted to 50,000-60,000. …
Michigan Voter Database Indicates Dead People Returned Absentee Ballots
on November 5, 2020 at 11:41
Folks are searching through Michigan’s voting status database and are reportedly finding dead people who are anywhere from 118 to 120 years old returned absentee ballots. …
Pres. Trump May Be On Track to Win Arizona
on November 5, 2020 at 10:58
President Trump may be on track to win Arizona if he continues to win significant enough margins from the last few batches of outstanding votes. …
Trump Wins Maine’s 2nd Congressional District; Sen. Susan Collins Wins Reelection, GOP May Hold Senate
on November 4, 2020 at 17:24
President Trump won Maine’s 2nd Congressional District and secured the district’s single Electoral College vote, the AP reported Wednesday afternoon. …
Graphs Show Late-Night Biden Mail-In Ballot Bailout In Wisconsin And Michigan [UPDATED]
on November 4, 2020 at 14:59
Nothing to see here folks, just a free and fair election in a Democrat(ic) country that’s definitely not controlled by a corrupt and criminal ruling class, crooked intelligence agencies and Silicon Valley oligarchs! …
WATCH: Trump Highlights Huge Vote Leads, Demands Democrats Stop Trying to Steal The Election
on November 4, 2020 at 05:52
President Donald Trump fought back against Joe Biden attempting to declare himself our “new leader” on Tuesday night by giving a speech around 2AM demanding Democrats stop trying to “disenfranchise” the American people and highlighting his strong vot…
California Set to Keep Ban On Affirmative Action
on November 4, 2020 at 05:07
Californians appear to have strongly rejected a Democrat proposition to do away with the state’s ban on affirmative action. …
Joe Biden ‘Addresses Nation As New Leader’; Trump Accuses Dems Of Trying to Steal Election, Twitter Censors
on November 4, 2020 at 04:15
Axios’ report that Joe Biden was planning to address the nation as our “new leader” was confirmed late Tuesday night with Biden giving a bizarre statement acting as though he’s winning the election but Donald Trump quickly countered by announcing he’…
Dems Start Panicking, Yuan Tanks, Betting Markets Flip For Trump – But Still Anyone’s Game!
on November 4, 2020 at 01:59
This election is going to be a wild ride. It started with Democrats melting down but then Fox News called Arizona for Biden with only 73 percent of the vote in and most Election Day results (favoring GOP) not even counted — only to “debate” ret…
BitChute ‘Deplatformed’ On Election Day As Big Tech Move to Silence All Opposition [UPDATE: Back Online!]
on November 3, 2020 at 20:01
The rapidly-expanding YouTube alternative BitChute, which has been surging in popularity as a result of YouTube banishing nearly all right-wing dissidents off their platform ahead of the election, has been kicked offline on election day. …
Joe Biden Introduces Granddaughter As His Deceased Son: ‘This Is My Son, Beau Biden’
on November 3, 2020 at 19:43
What the Democrats are doing to Joe Biden is elder abuse. …
Report: Joe Biden Plans to Address Nation As New Leader If Media Declare Him Winner
on November 3, 2020 at 15:25
Joe Biden is planning to “address the nation as its new leader” if news organizations preemptively declare him as the winner even if President Trump is fighting the results in court, Axios reports. …
Dems Caught Cheating In Philly? Poll Watchers ‘Blocked,’ Philly GOP Raises Alarm [UPDATED]
on November 3, 2020 at 14:30
Within minutes of polls opening in the crucial swing state of Pennsylvania, Democrats were accused of illegal electioneering, handing out Democrat voting guides to voters who were in line to vote and blocking GOP poll watchers in the notoriously corr…
Get Out And Vote For Donald Trump!
on November 3, 2020 at 11:00
I voted to reelect President Donald Trump for four more years on Monday and I urge all readers to get out immediately to the polls today and do the same. …
WATCH: Biden Advisor ‘Admits Their Strategy Was to Keep Joe Biden In His Basement’
on November 3, 2020 at 08:32
Joe Biden campaign advisor Symone Sanders on PBS Monday appeared to admit their strategy was to keep Joe Biden hidin’ in his basement and bragged about how it appears to be working. …
WATCH: Trump Hosts Historic Campaign Rally in Grand Rapids, Michigan
on November 3, 2020 at 05:51
President Donald Trump hosted five separate rallies before massive crowds on Monday, starting in Fayetteville, North Carolina and ending in Grand Rapids, Michigan. …
Tucker: A Vote For Trump Is A Vote Against Our Ruling Class
on November 3, 2020 at 05:09
Tucker Carlson on Monday night highlighted the massive crowd of forgotten men and women President Trump drew to his rally in the former industrial town of Butler, Pennsylvania and argued a vote for Trump is a vote against our “disgusting” ruling clas…
Antifa Protester Tells Police ‘I Hope All Of Your Children Get Raped And Killed!’
on November 2, 2020 at 14:04
An Antifa protester on Sunday was filmed screaming at police that she hopes all of their children “get raped and killed.” …
Kamala Pushes ‘Full-On Marxism,’ Biden Bashes White People In Final Get-Out-The-Vote Effort
on November 2, 2020 at 12:18
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris tried to appeal to their base on Twitter by promising “full-on Marxism” and “racial equity” by knocking whitey down a peg. …
WATCH: Crowd Erupts After Melania Trump Mocks Joe Biden For Hiding In His Basement
on November 1, 2020 at 10:59
First Lady Melania Trump got huge laughs during a campaign event on Saturday in West Bend, Wisconsin after she poked fun at Joe Biden for hiding in his basement. …
AP Justifies Beheadings: French ‘Incite Anger’ Due to Their ‘Brutal Colonial Past,’ ‘Insensitivity’ Towards Muslims
on November 1, 2020 at 10:36
In the aftermath of a Tunisian Muslim migrant beheading an elderly Christian woman and slaughtering two other Christians in a Church in Nice, the Associated Press ran an article claiming the French “incite anger” in Muslims because of their “brutal c…
Pres. Trump Holds Four Rallies in Pennsylvania in One Day, Draws Massive Crowds
on November 1, 2020 at 01:27
President Donald Trump held four rallies in Pennsylvania on Saturday and spoke before absolutely massive crowds. …
Yale Psychiatrist Suggests Middle America May Need The Dresden Treatment
on October 31, 2020 at 14:15
Middle America may need to be “leveled” like Dresden in order to break the Hitler-esque “spell” Trump has on his supporters, Yale psychiatrist Bandy X Lee appeared to suggest in a post on Twitter. …
FBI To The Rescue: Feds Arrest Members Of Suspected Fed-Run Honeypot ‘The Base’ Just Days Before Election
on October 30, 2020 at 10:37
Christoper Wray’s FBI on Thursday staged the dramatic arrest of two alleged “white supremacists” that were part of the suspected honeypot group “The Base” that was run by an intelligence contractor and suspected federal agent. …
Joe Biden Throws Support Behind Spousal Abuser And Career Criminal Walter Wallace Jr
on October 30, 2020 at 09:58
Joe Biden has thrown his support behind violent career criminal Walter Wallace Jr, a serial abuser of women who was shot and killed earlier this week for charging police with a knife in what appears to have been a clear-cut “suicide by cop.” …
Massive Traffic Jam Filmed in Paris as Residents Attempt to Flee City Ahead of Second Lockdown
on October 30, 2020 at 09:12
Video out of Paris on Thursday showed a massive traffic jam as Parisians attempted to flee the city ahead of a second tyrannical corona lockdown. …
Report: FBI Has An ‘Active Criminal Investigation’ Into Hunter Biden For Money Laundering
on October 30, 2020 at 08:49
“Sinclair investigative reporter James Rosen reports the FBI opened an investigation into Hunter Biden in 2019 for money laundering and that the probe remains active,” RealClearPolitics reports. …
Philly Police Were ‘Ordered Not to Arrest Looters’ by Deputy Police Commissioner Who Took A Knee For BLM
on October 29, 2020 at 05:18
Philadelphia Police were ordered not to arrest looters by 1st Deputy Police Commissioner Melvin Singleton, according to a report from FOX29 News. …
Tucker Carlson Scores Record 7.6M Viewers For Interview With Biden Whistleblower Tony Bobulinski
on October 29, 2020 at 02:32
Tucker Carlson’s bombshell interview with former Hunter Biden business partner Tony Bobulinski scored record ratings on Tuesday night. …
NYT Reporter Slams Conservative Media For Seeking to ‘Draw Attention’ to Philly Riots
on October 28, 2020 at 21:48
New York Times reporter Eric Lipton, who has hyped the Russia hoax for four years straight, is absolutely outraged that conservative media outlets are seeking to “draw attention” to the mass looting, rioting and attempted cop killings in Philadelphia…
‘Anonymous’ Revealed As Literal Nobody Miles Taylor; NY Times Hyped As ‘Senior Official’ in Trump Admin
on October 28, 2020 at 20:07
The anonymous op-ed writer who the New York Times hyped as a “senior official in the Trump administration” revealed himself on Wednesday as a “literal who” named Miles Taylor who worked as the former chief of staff at the Department of Homeland Secur…
Border Patrol Praise Trump’s New Dual Border Walls Built to Replace Fence On Southern Border
on October 28, 2020 at 08:55
President Donald Trump’s wall is getting built where shoddy fencing previously stood on our southern border and Border Patrol say it’s already working to great effect. …
Philly Riots, Day 2: BLM Mobs Loot Big Screen TVs, Attack News Reporter And ‘Target White People’
on October 28, 2020 at 06:27
A Black Lives Matter mob of “over 1,000” rioters went on a massive looting spree in Philadelphia on Tuesday night, viciously brutalized a reporter for filming their crimes and were reportedly “specifically targeting and attacking white people.” …
‘You’re Gonna Bury All Of Us’: Hunter Biden’s Fmr Biz Partner Blows The Lid Off Biden Family’s Corruption
on October 28, 2020 at 01:51
Hunter Biden’s ex-business partner Tony Bobulinski blew the lid off the Biden family’s corruption during a bombshell 40-minute interview Tuesday on Tucker Carlson Tonight. …
Meet Walter Wallace Jr, The Career Criminal Whose Shooting by Police Triggered Riots in Philly
on October 27, 2020 at 20:41
Black Lives Matter rioting and looting in Philadelphia on Monday night was triggered in response to police shooting a career criminal with a lengthy record who charged at them with a knife. …
‘Let’s F**k Them Up!’ Black Lives Matter Riot, Loot And Run Down Police With A Truck In Philly
on October 27, 2020 at 03:36
Black Lives Matter riots broke out in the Democratic stronghold of Philadelphia late Monday night after a Black man was shot and killed for charging police with a knife in an apparent “suicide by cop.” …
AOC Tweets ‘Expand The Court,’ Ilhan Omar And Rashida Tlaib Follow
on October 26, 2020 at 23:35
Democrat rep Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the rest of “The Squad” reacted to the Senate’s confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court by calling for court-packing. …
Amy Coney Barrett Confirmed to The Supreme Court
on October 26, 2020 at 23:10
It’s official. …
Biden Visits With Handful Of Supporters In Chester, PA After Being Mocked For ‘Calling A Lid’ On Campaign
on October 26, 2020 at 20:16
Joe Biden on Monday made a brisk visit to a campaign field office and visited with a handful of supporters in Chester, Pennsylvania — which is around 20 minutes from his house — after being widely mocked for “calling a lid” on all in-person campaig…
Beyond Parody: CNN Warns Conservatives Are Seeking to ‘Discredit’ Facebook & Big Tech Ahead Of Election
on October 26, 2020 at 08:44
Big Tech seizing control of our entire election apparatus, banning right-wing dissidents en masse, rigging search results, giving billions-worth of in-kind contributions to Democrats and tens of millions directly to get-out-the-vote campaigns in Demo…
Kamala Harris Rally In Detroit Draws Dozens
on October 26, 2020 at 06:54
A few hours after Joe Biden called a lid on all in-person campaigning, Kamala Harris held a rally in the Democratic stronghold of Detroit which drew dozens. …
Joe Biden Appears to Confuse Donald Trump With George Bush
on October 26, 2020 at 06:32
If you’re wondering why Joe Biden on Sunday decided to call a lid on in-person campaigning with just 9 days left until the election, this might be a clue! …
Report: Trump Will Move to ‘Immediately Fire’ FBI Director Chris Wray, CIA Head & Def Sec If Reelected
on October 26, 2020 at 06:10
President Trump is reportedly looking to clean house during his second term. …
WashPo Covers Biden Leaks: Calls On Media to Treat Story As Foreign Disinfo – Even If It ‘Probably’ Isn’t
on October 26, 2020 at 06:09
“Democracy Dies in Darkness!” …
Biden ‘Called A Lid’ With 9 Days Until Election, NYT Reports
on October 25, 2020 at 21:26
“With nine days until Election Day, Biden has no in-person events today and his campaign has called a lid,” New York Times reporter Thomas Kaplan revealed Sunday, citing reporting from fellow Times reporter Katie Glueck. …
Joe Biden: We’ve Put Together ‘The Most Extensive And Inclusive Voter Fraud Organization’ In U.S. History
on October 25, 2020 at 19:32
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden boasted Saturday that his campaign has put together “the most extensive and inclusive voter fraud organization in the history of American politics.” …
Big Tech Rush to Censor Hunter Biden Sex Tape Just Days After Amplifying Video Of Giuliani ‘Beating Off’
on October 25, 2020 at 01:56
Big Tech together with the media pushed “compromising” video of Rudy Giuliani purportedly touching himself sexually to the top of their pages only to turn around days later and censor and ban everyone sharing newly-leaked compromising videos and pict…
Video Reveals Rudy Giuliani ‘Borat’ Scene Is A Total Fraud, ‘She’s 15’ Line Was Dubbed In Post-Production
on October 23, 2020 at 20:10
Video was released Friday of comedian-turned-ADL smear merchant and pro-censorship activist Sacha Baron Cohen’s defamatory hitjob against Rudy Giuliani which further confirms Cohen and a complicit media outright lied about what the video shows. …
Dem Lawmaker Slams Trump: ‘How The Hell Does A Coyote Bring A Whole Human Across The Border?!’
on October 23, 2020 at 08:08
Georgia Democratic State Rep Dar’shun Kendrick slammed President Trump on Thursday night for claiming during the presidential debate that cartels, gangs and “coyotes” were smuggling illegal aliens over the border. …
Trump Trounces Biden In Frank Luntz’ Focus Group Of Undecided Voters After Final Presidential Debate
on October 23, 2020 at 07:09
President Donald Trump absolutely dominated Joe Biden during the second and final presidential debate, according to pollster Frank Luntz’ focus group of undecided voters from swing states. …
Hunter Biden’s Fmr Biz Partner Tony Bobulinski Flips: ‘Joe Biden Is Lying,’ He Knew Of Our Dealings With China
on October 23, 2020 at 04:50
“Hunter Biden’s ex-business associate Tony Bobulinski accused Democratic nominee Joe Biden of lying about his involvement in his family*s overseas dealings in a stunning appearance just 90 minutes before Thursday evening’s presidential debate,” The N…
Pres. Trump Crushes Grumpy Grandpa Joe Biden in Final Presidential Debate
on October 23, 2020 at 03:07
President Donald Trump delivered in spades during Thursday night’s final presidential debate versus Joe Biden and debate moderator Kristen Welker. …
Media Throw A Fit After NBC’s Doxing Journo Brandy Zadrozny Gets Exposed By Tucker Carlson Tonight
on October 22, 2020 at 21:09
The Blue Cheka journos who work to dox dissidents and get them censored on behalf of our corrupt ruling class threw a fit Thursday on Twitter after one of their own, NBC smear-merchant Brandy Zadrozny, was exposed on Tucker Carlson Tonight. …
WATCH: Trump Releases Full, Unedited 60 Minutes Interview With Lesley Stahl
on October 22, 2020 at 19:10
President Trump on Thursday released his full, unedited interview with 60 Minutes pro-censorship advocate Lesley Stahl. …
San Francisco Board Passes ‘CAREN Act’ to Punish ‘Entitled White Women’ Who Call 911 On Non-Whites
on October 22, 2020 at 05:34
In just a few years, we’ve gone from “If you see something, say something” to “If you see something involving a person of marginalization keep your damn mouth shut or you’re going to prison.” …
MSNBC’s Chris Hayes Claims He ‘Never’ Reported On RNC Chair’s Hacked Emails, Gets Immediately Exposed As A Liar
on October 22, 2020 at 04:39
MSNBC host Chris Hayes attempted to virtue-signal early Thursday morning by claiming that he never did any stories about RNC finance chair Elliott Broidy’s hacked-and-leaked emails only to be immediately exposed as a liar. …
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
Is this YOU? 1 in 4 Americans completely BROKE and in no position to help themselves when SHTF
by JD Heyes on June 21, 2017 at 21:50
With so many geopolitical variables taking place around the world while domestic unrest grows stronger every day, it’s hard to avoid that fact that we live in very volatile times. Russian military provocations, Chinese expansionism in the South China Sea, the escalating Syrian civil war and terrorism in Europe all make the world seem anything
Still think crypto currencies are a store of value? Ethereum just flash-crashed 96% in a matter of minutes
by Mike Adams on June 21, 2017 at 21:49
For the past few weeks, I’ve been warning about the extreme volatility of crypto currencies, urging readers to steer clear of the outlandish risks of these unproven, untested “casino-style” betting markets. As if placing an exclamation mark on that very point, Ethereum flash-crashed by 96% today, plunging from $360 to $13 in a matter of
The REAL obstructors of justice: House Democrats refuse to allow key witness testimony in Intel Committee’s Russia probe because they likely will clear Trump
by JD Heyes on June 21, 2017 at 21:21
We can finally report that there most definitely is obstruction of justice occurring in the nation’s capital, and that the American people deserve to know about it. Only, the obstruction isn’t coming from President Donald J. Trump; it’s coming from his most vociferous detractors — congressional Democrats. In particular, as reported by the Washington Free
Campbell: Trump should break up Google’s media monopoly
by News Editors on June 21, 2017 at 21:20
When President Trump was still on the campaign trail, he noted that Amazon is using the Washington Post (owned by Amazon) as a political instrument to avoid prosecution for its “huge antitrust problem.” President Trump is right to be concerned about Silicon Valley’s unprecedented corporate power and influence over the nation’s media, and he’s right that “we can’t let
Charles Hugh Smith explains the “supernova model of financial collapse” that’s now imminent across our debt-infested world
by JD Heyes on June 21, 2017 at 10:18
Once upon a time governments actually had to be fiscally responsible, spending no more than they took in. Expenditures had to match revenues, in other words; when the money ran out, that was all there was. But somewhere along the line — some say it all changed at the Bretton Woods summit that occurred towards
Take a look at the business stories that got us talking this week
on March 6, 2015 at 22:43
From cut-price Dreamliners and tented cities to SeaWorld’s sales plunge: Take a look at the business stories that got us talking this week
Wat-er miracle! Terrifying moment tanker driver escapes death after his truck is hit by train crossing rails
on November 3, 2012 at 17:34
The lucky escape occurred in Utah this Friday, and if that were not extraordinary enough, the entire incident was caught on camera.
‘I should end up dead’: 19-year-old pleads for capital punishment after murdering Good Samaritan while high on PCP
on November 3, 2012 at 16:43
Jason Jones says that he doesn’t deserve to live after shooting dead the man who tried to prevent his Dallas crime spree.
Screaming spirits, unexplained voices and ghosts in the kitchen: Inside New Mexico’s haunted saloon
on November 3, 2012 at 15:04
The Man In Black, The Woman In White and many other other mysterious presences have been detected in the spooky Legal tender saloon
Two women file $15m claims against California school district after suffering sexual abuse
on November 1, 2012 at 11:46
The two women, whose names have been withheld, says they were abused on multiple times by science teacher Dan Witters and accuse the Moraga School District of covering it up.
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Like a Disney fairy tale: 4-year-old cancer survivor gets dream vacation after all
on August 4, 2012 at 19:10
McKenna May, a Ohio girl who has spent most her life battling cancer, will get to visit Disney World after family members raised funds for her to take the trip.
Krysten Ritter: She’s sleek, she’s chic
on May 21, 2012 at 06:47
The B**** knows how to dress…
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on December 16, 2011 at 21:45
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Indian brave, courtesan, slave and the world’s loudest snorer: MANY LIVES: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY BY STEPHANIE BEACHAM
on November 4, 2011 at 14:23
It takes a while to get into this book because first you have to navigate a prologue and not one but two forewords, the first by the author’s 11-year-old grandson, who reveals that at 4 a.m. without make-up Stephanie Beacham has green skin, witch-like hair and gives him nightmares, muses JOHN HARDING
Win Freixenet bubbly for a year!
on June 3, 2011 at 16:22
Discover something new this National Wine Month with Freixenet, the UK’s favourite sparkling wine, who is offering one lucky winner the chance to win its delicious Cava for a year
on June 1, 2011 at 23:47
An article about convicted paedophile Derek Slade was published on 11 September 2010. Derek Sawyer, the former chairman of the London Regional Courts Board, has complained that it falsely alleged that he knew Slade was committing crimes against children and protecting him. We did not intend to make this allegation and are happy to make this clear.
on May 22, 2011 at 01:11
On May 15 we said Tim Henman was being paid £200,000 by the BBC for commentating at Wimbledon this year. In fact we have been informed that his fee will be substantially less than that. We apologise for the mistake and are happy to set the record straight.
on May 20, 2011 at 23:00
Following an article 27 March 2010 ‘Is this the Bravest Bride in Britain?’ we are happy to clarify that Earl Spencer did not eject his second wife Caroline from their marital home, he did not evict Raine Spencer from Althorp and he did offer Princess Diana accommodation after her separation from Prince Charles. We regret any misunderstanding.
on May 12, 2011 at 02:49
In common with other newspapers, an article on 11 February reported official Department of Work and Pensions figures which suggested that 68 per cent of incapacity claimants were receiving benefits despite being fit for work. While 29 per cent were found fit for work straight away, the other 39 per cent were assessed as being unable to work now but able to work in the foreseeable future. We are happy to clarify the position.
on April 25, 2011 at 22:15
An article on 12 January 2010 about the murder trial of Jessica Davies – in which she was found guilty of stabbing Olivier Mugnier to death in her Paris flat – said that she had joined him in smoking cannabis on the night of the murder. In fact tests for cannabis after her arrest proved negative.
on April 18, 2011 at 21:00
Our 28th October article last year ‘Striking firemen want £10,000 pay rise’ mentioned that ‘fire crews could already expect to pocket up to £50,000 a year after overtime.’ We would like to clarify that this top sum referred to what a senior manager might expect to earn. We are sorry if this was misunderstood.
on April 10, 2011 at 00:10
An article on September 5, 2010, “…fury as police cash in on car phone picture” said Andrew Perry, a CPS lawyer, might have been in contempt of court by giving a presentation using an evidence picture of footballer Jermain Defoe using a mobile phone while driving, before the case had been heard. In fact the picture related to a speeding case, prosecuted by Mr Perry, that had already concluded; a mobile phone case mentioned in the article had not yet begun. We are happy to set the record straight.
on April 8, 2011 at 00:49
Further to a column by freelance commentator Mark Seddon on 28 August 2010 we wish to clarify that an accusation of blackmail against Anthony Bailey OBE was thrown out by a magistrate’s court in 1995, which concluded that his accuser was himself ‘a fraud and an imposter’. Mr Bailey was awarded full costs. We regret this was omitted from our report and are happy to make clear that, after refusing a donation from him in 2005, the Labour Party subsequently agreed their reason for the rejection had been mistaken and accepted further donations from him. We apologise that these omissions caused distress.
Vodafone and HMRC
on April 4, 2011 at 00:43
I suggested last week that Vodafone came to an arrangement with HMRC to avoid £6 billion in tax. In fact, Vodafone and HMRC settled on agreed terms, which included a £1.25 billion payment by Vodafone. My apologies.
Robert Marshall-Andrews and his daughter Laura
on March 31, 2011 at 01:05
A report with the heading Former Labour MP’s daughter held by Italian police for being drunk told officers ‘she was the daughter of Cabinet minister’ incorrectly identified Kathryn Emily Andrews as the daughter of former Labour MP Robert Marshall-Andrews. In fact, neither Mr Marshall-Andrews nor his daughter Laura were in any way connected to the incident. We apologise to them for the misunderstanding and any embarrassment caused.
on March 27, 2011 at 15:12
On November 7, 2010, we suggested that policemen AZ12 and AZ14 had deliberately quoted song titles in evidence to the inquest of Chelsea barrister Mark Saunders. Since then the Independent Police Complaints Commission has found this was not the case. We accept neither officer showed disrespect for the deceased, his family or the Court and apologise for any distress caused.
on March 27, 2011 at 03:05
On November 7, 2010, we suggested that policemen AZ12 and AZ14 had deliberately quoted song titles in evidence to the inquest of Chelsea barrister Mark Saunders. Since then the Independent Police Complaints Commission has found this was not the case. We accept neither officer showed disrespect for the deceased, his family or the Court and apologise for any distress caused.
on March 25, 2011 at 11:00
Further to our article of January 30 (Grooming of girls by Asian gangs fuelled by unhappy arranged marriages to cousins), Lord Ahmed has asked us to make clear that the phenomenon of Asian men preying on vulnerable young girls is not only by men from Pakistan, and nor are the victims always white. We are happy to set the record straight.
A whole pile of trouble! How did TV¿s Ruth Watson stop this family¿s Cornish mansion from crumbling to pieces? With drastic action ¿ and some very tough love…
on March 11, 2011 at 22:30
Georgina Le Grice is no stranger to horror stories, but she never expected to find herself in one when her family’s picturesque 18th-century property was falling apart, and there was no money to save it.
Helen É Makeup Kit for just £20 for every reader!
on February 28, 2011 at 12:40
This weekend, the Mail on Sunday is offering every reader the chance to claim a Helen É Celebrity Red Carpet Kit, RRP £42.97, for just £20 This fantastic kit includes all the products you need to make your eyes really stand out for your special night out
Dr Narendra Sharma
on January 26, 2011 at 17:08
In our article of 30 March 2009, Doctor ‘abused abortion patients’, we reported allegations of sexual assault by Dr Sharma during a criminal trial, but did not report on the outcome. Dr Sharma was found not guilty of all charges and the trial judge stated that he could ‘leave the Court without a stain on [his] character’. We are happy to set the record straight and apologise to Dr Sharma for the distress and embarrassment caused.
on January 11, 2011 at 22:26
Further to an article about the murder of Edmond Safra, we wish to make it clear there was no intention to suggest that Mr Safra’s widow Lily was involved in his death. We accept that there is no basis for such a suggestion and apologise for any distress caused.
on December 16, 2010 at 00:40
An article (March 1) ‘How Matt Lucas learned to laugh again’ caused great upset to Mr Lucas which we did not intend and regret. The article on Mr Lucas’ return to public life following the tragic death of Kevin McGee suggested he had ignored Kevin’s calls, became a virtual recluse, and hosted a birthday party to ‘move on’. We accept this was not the case and apologise to Mr Lucas.
Seymour Pierce Ltd
on December 15, 2010 at 19:16
ON November 17, 2010, we said Seymour Pierce Ltd had talks with rival firms regarding possible merger discussions following concerns over its capital position.
on November 21, 2010 at 22:00
On 26 November, in referring to a magazine’s claim that Cherie Blair had attended a shooting party which included Saif Gaddafi, we suggested this was hypocritical and had outraged the families of victims of the Lockerbie bombing. We accept that Mrs Blair did not attend the shooting party and has never met Mr Gaddafi. We apologise for any embarrassment caused.
on November 18, 2010 at 19:17
An article on 14 May said that a report by the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies had revealed that police are using dishonest methods to boost their pay. While the report found that police overtime spending has risen – and said the matter was ‘ripe for review’ – the suggestion that this was caused by dishonesty or ‘tricks’ came from the Mail, not the report. Officers can begin claiming overtime 30 minutes after the end of a shift. The claim that officers make arrests outside normal working hours to increase their payments has been aired previously, but we should have made clear that it is conjecture. We apologise for any confusion and the article has been amended.