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Feb 26 06:49

10Y Treasury Yield Hits Lowest Level In Modern History (Kocherlakota Calls For 25-50 Basis Point Cut)



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Feb 26 06:29

The state of California has tested ZERO people for coronavirus… all testing done by the CDC, which has so far tested fewer than 200 Californians IN TOTAL

On the “Immunization Branch” page of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) website, the admission is made that a total of zero people have actually been tested for the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) because all of the testing is being done at the federal level by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). And thus far, a total of less than 200 people in California have even been tested by the CDC, meaning the true number of cases remains largely a mystery.

“At this time, the only laboratory testing for COVID-19 is being done at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) laboratory,” the page states. “If a patient is suspected to be infected with the novel coronavirus, public health agencies will work with health care providers to ensure CDC testing can be completed.”

Feb 26 06:29

Coronavirus spreads to Germany, Switzerland, Croatia, Iraq, Spain, Algeria, Austria and Brazil while cases explode in Italy by 45% in one day

Over the last 36 hours or so, the coronavirus spread has now been confirmed in a slew of new countries, including Germany, Switzerland, Croatia, Iraq, Spain, Algeria and Austria. Cases are already confirmed in Belgium, Lebanon, Finland, Sweden, Egypt, Sri Lanka, Israel, Cambodia, Nepal, Afghanistan, Russia and many other countries.

An infection is now suspected in Brazil, which would make it the first South American nation to confirm a coronavirus infection, bringing the virus to a whole new continent. According to Brazil’s Health Ministry, one test of a local patient has reportedly come back positive. A second confirmation test is necessary to make the diagnosis “official.”

Feb 26 06:29

Can Herbal Medicines Fight Wuhan Coronavirus?

"Research over the past two decades shows that certain herbal medicines can fight the new Wuhan coronavirus contagion. Let's review the evidence showing that certain plant medicines can fight similar viral infections such as SARS, MERS and Ebola, and why this can also apply to the Wuhan coronavirus.

"Let's review some of the current science on this coronavirus infection. Then we can discuss what plant medicines can offer.



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Feb 26 06:28

White House Unveils $2.5B Emergency Coronavirus Plan

The White House on Monday sent lawmakers an urgent $2.5 billion plan to address the deadly coronavirus outbreak, whose rapid spread and threat to the global economy rocked financial markets.

The White House budget office said the funds are for vaccines, treatment and protective equipment. The request was immediately slammed by Democrats as insufficient and came as coronavirus fears were credited with Monday's 1,000-plus point drop in the Dow Jones Industrial Average and are increasingly seen as a potential political threat to President Donald Trump.

Feb 26 06:27

ASSANGE’S DEFENSE DETAILS CIA-BACKED ESPIONAGE OPERATION, TRUMP’S POLITICIZATION OF JUSTICE DEPARTMENT

The defense for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange alleged that the director of a Spanish security company known as Undercover Global was contracted by Sheldon Adelson, a billionaire who is one of President Donald Trump’s biggest donors.

The allegation was made during the first day of a week-long extradition hearing unfolding at Woolwich Court in London. It is adjacent to Her Majesty’s Prison Belmarsh, where Assange is detained.

What happens this week will be a kind of prequel to a more substantial hearing scheduled to occur in late May and early June.

As the Spanish newspaper El País previously reported, Undercover Global targeted Assange when he lived in the Ecuador embassy in the United Kingdom on behalf of the CIA.

Feb 26 06:26

The U.S. Intelligence Community Intervenes in 2020 Election By Leaking on Sanders

The U.S. intelligence community is not a “deep state” conspiracy. It is a political faction, clad in official secrecy, and protected by general friendly media coverage.

The intelligence community loathes and fears President Trump for his ignorance, his flouting of the traditional policymaking process, and now his desire to get control of U.S. intelligence agencies, starting with the Office of Director of National Intelligence. (ODNI)

Feb 26 06:25

Coroner Slams 'Misinformation:' Obama DHS Whistleblower Death Not Ruled 'Suicide,' Under Investigation

The coroner for the Amador County Sheriff's Office in California on Monday criticized the spread of "misinformation" surrounding the death of Obama administration-era whistleblower Philip Haney, saying it is "extremely premature and inappropriate" to deem it a "suicide."


Feb 26 06:24

Viral Video Exposes Israeli Practice of Holding and Desecrating Palestinian Bodies

The Israeli public relations machine is once again making attempts to obfuscate and justify the actions of its army along the Gaza fence. The Gaza Strip, which holds two million Palestinians captive without access to clean water, food or medical supplies, is also subjected to ongoing military attacks by the Israeli army. Though it is impossible to judge which of the countless crimes the state of Israel has committed is the cruelest, some stand out more than others. One particularly horrific crime committed on the morning of Sunday, February 23, 2020, was caught on camera. It is an expression of unspeakable cruelty by the Israeli military, which shows total disdain towards the lives and dignity of the Palestinian people.

Feb 26 06:20

The Democrats’ Quandary

To hear the candidates debate, you would think that their fight was over who could best beat Trump. But when Trump’s billionaire twin Mike Bloomberg throws a quarter-billion dollars into an ad campaign to bypass the candidates actually running for votes in Iowa, New Hampshire and Nevada, it’s obvious that what really is at issue is the future of the Democrat Party. Bloomberg is banking on a brokered convention held by the Democratic National Committee (DNC) in which money votes. (If “corporations are people,” so is money in today’s political world.)

Feb 26 06:19

No Weapon Left Behind: the American Hybrid War on China

The New Silk Roads – or Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) – were launched by President Xi Jinping in 2013, first in Central Asia (Nur-Sultan) and then Southeast Asia (Jakarta).

One year later, the Chinese economy overtook the U.S. on a PPP basis. Inexorably, year after year since the start of the millennium, the U.S. share of the global economy shrinks while China’s increases.

China is already the key hub of the global economy and the leading trade partner of nearly 130 nations.

Feb 26 06:18

Bad Decisions Have Spread Coronavirus

The coronavirus was spread throughout China by travel associated with the Chinese new year. Now the virus is being spread throughout the US by travel associated with spring break.


Feb 26 06:16

COINTELPRO In Action

It’s rare for the FBI to release documents about ongoing criminal matters on their “Vault” page, but today they did just that.

A document marked “DOMESTIC TERRORISM, SENSITIVE INVESTIGATIVE MATTER,” shows that they have put the pro-Donald Trump fraternity Proud Boys, started by Gavin McInnes, under surveillance as a terrorist organization.

Feb 26 06:15

EU Officials Refuse To Implement Border Controls To Stop Coronavirus

Even as the coronavirus begins to spread around the continent, EU officials have steadfastly refuse to implement border controls, insisting that the sanctity of open borders is more important.

The number of confirmed cases in Italy has soared from 3 to 322 in the space of just five days, with 10 deaths, but authorities insist that the Schengen Area, which abolishes passport checks and border controls between 26 European states, must not be compromised.

Feb 26 06:12

The Nobel Peace Prize Is A Sick Joke

After Nobel’s brother died, because of a journalistic error, the public believed that Alfred Nobel had died. In his obituary, he was portrayed as an amoral businessman who made millions of dollars off of the deaths of others. His critics declared that “the merchant of death is dead” and that Alfred Nobel “became rich by finding ways to kill more people faster than ever before.”

According to Live Science, this discovery shocked Nobel, and to improve his legacy, “one year before he died in 1896, Nobel signed his last will and testament, which set aside the majority of his vast estate to establish the five Nobel Prizes, including one awarded for the pursuit of peace.” This may very well have been a genuine act, but it is important to draw parallels between the origin of the award and its not so peaceful recipients. Here are three of the Nobel Peace Prize winners that turned out to be war criminals.

Feb 26 06:11

America's Newest Most Powerful Submarine Has A Stealth Problem

The Navy's newest fast-attack submarine was recently spotted with structural damage to its stealth coating after returning from its first deployment, which brings into question the manufacturing process of the shipbuilder, reported Forbes.

The USS Colorado (SSN 788), a nuclear-powered US Navy Virginia-class attack submarine, was recently photographed with large sections of its stealth coating, known as anechoic coating, missing on its starboard side. The layer is an outer skin, consisting of a sonar-absorbing material that makes the vessel virtually undetectable.


Feb 26 06:09

Sanders Roughed Up, Hits Back In Feisty Democratic Debate

Democratic White House hopefuls rounded on leftist frontrunner Bernie Sanders at a feisty debate Tuesday, attacking him as too extreme for American voters and a flawed challenger to President Donald Trump.

Joe Biden, who needs a victory in South Carolina's crucial primary on Saturday to keep his campaign alive, hit Sanders as soft on gun control, while billionaire tycoon Michael Bloomberg claimed Russia was working to help Sanders win the nomination -- betting he would be defeated in November.

And Sanders' rivals joined in savaging the self-described democratic socialist as too radical to appeal to a broad swathe of Americans.

Feb 26 06:00

Key juror questioned in Roger Stone case

A key juror from Roger Stone’s trial was questioned in court on Tuesday over allegations that she prejudiced the jury that convicted the longtime GOP political operative, with the juror also facing public attacks from President Trump on Twitter.

In a lengthy hearing in a court in Washington, D.C., Judge Amy Berman Jackson brought in the juror, Tomeka Hart, to respond to accusations that she provided misleading answers about her political bias — a claim Stone says justifies a new trial.

Hart said she stood by the answers she gave during jury selection, when she said she could fairly act as a juror in the case. She said in a written questionnaire at the time that she did not remember ever posting about Stone or any other figures involved in the case.

“I was zeroed in about Roger Stone in responding to that question, but I still didn’t remember,” she said Tuesday.

Feb 26 05:59

Hillary Clinton says rapist Harvey Weinstein donated to 'everyone's campaign' - not just hers - but that it was 'time for an accounting' at his rape trial

Hillary Clinton justified receiving campaign donations from Harvey Weinstein by saying he donated to 'everybody's campaign on Tuesday.

Hillary was promoting her new Hulu documentary in Berlin when she was asked for her opinion on the verdict.

She said it 'speaks for itself' and that it was 'time for an accounting'.

'Well, I think that the jury's verdict really speaks for itself.

Feb 26 05:58

JOE BIDEN CLAIMS TO HAVE WORKED ON 2016 PARIS CLIMATE DEAL WITH CHINESE LEADER WHO DIED IN 1997

Presidential candidate Joe Biden appeared to make another misstep during a campaign event in South Carolina on Monday, claiming to have worked on the Paris Climate Accord with former Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping, who died 19 years before the agreement was signed.

Feb 26 05:58

Iran's Deputy Health Minister Tests Positive for Coronavirus After Government Tells Citizens Not to Panic

Despite some of the trappings of a modern society, Iran is still essentially a Third-World country. This makes them particularly susceptible to epidemics like the coronavirus that is sweeping the world.

Misinformation, disinformation, and outright lies told by the government are not helping the situation. Tehran announced that there were 95 cases of the virus across the country, but 16 people had died of it. That's a staggering mortality rate of 16.8 percent -- 7 times higher than the mortality rate in Wuhan. Disease experts concluded that the number of cases in Iran is far higher than authorities are letting on.

If the Iranians want to lie to their own people, that's their business. But their lies must be placed in the context of a worldwide epidemic that health authorities are losing control of. Information -- accurate and complete -- is absolutely vital if the damage from this virus is to be contained.


Feb 26 05:56

CDC Warns of Coronavirus Spread in USA: ‘Disruption to Everyday Life Might Be Severe’

Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, warned that the spread of China’s deadly coronavirus in the United States is all but certain and said Americans’ everyday life could be dramatically affected.

Feb 26 05:56

Brain Freeze: Joe Biden Says He’s ‘Candidate for the United States Senate’

Former Vice President Joe Biden made yet another gaffe Monday, saying in a South Carolina campaign speech that he is a “candidate for the United States Senate” and that people could “vote for the other Biden” if he is not their preferred presidential candidate.

“My name is Joe Biden. I’m a Democratic candidate for the United States Senate. Look me over, if you like what you see, help out. If not, vote for the other Biden,” the 77-year-old said in his remarks at the First in the South Dinner, according to a video that has gone viral on Twitter.

Feb 26 05:55

Arctic 'doomsday vault' stocks up on 60,000 more food seeds

A "doomsday vault" nestled deep in the Arctic received 60,000 new seed samples on Tuesday, including Prince Charles' cowslips and Cherokee sacred corn, increasing stocks of the world's agricultural bounty in case of global catastrophe.

Mounting concern over climate change and species loss is driving groups worldwide to add their seeds to the collection inside a mountain near Longyearbyen on Spitsbergen Island in Norway's Svalbard archipelago, about 1,300 kilometres (about 800 miles) from the North Pole.

Feb 26 05:54

LEAK: Bloomberg Called Warren ‘Scary,’ Said His 2012 Endorsement Of Obama Was ‘Backhanded’


Feb 26 05:54

Brazil Confirms South America's First Case Of Coronavirus: Live Updates

It's official: The Coronavirus has spread to South America.

Feb 26 05:53

Jewish activists shut down Biden headquarters to demand that he skip the AIPAC conference

Jewish activists and their supporters descended on Joe Biden’s Philadelphia campaign office this morning to demand that the presidential candidate skip American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s (AIPAC) annual policy conference. The protests come just weeks after the progressive groups MoveOn, Indivisible, and Working Families Party formed a coalition to encourage Democratic candidates to skip the event.

Earlier this week, Democratic frontrunner Bernie Sanders said he would not attend the AIPAC conference and accused the pro-Israel organization of providing a platform for bigotry. The lobbying group called Sanders’ decision “shameful.” Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren also said she would skip it, but Biden has indicated that he’ll be attending.

Feb 26 05:51

21 Palestinians in Gaza lose one or both eyes from Israel forces’ fire during protests

Almost two dozen Palestinians have lost one or both eyes as a result of Israeli forces’ repression of Great Return March protests in the Gaza Strip, according to Israeli human rights NGO B’Tselem.

Over the last two years, B’Tselem reported, 19 Palestinians have lost their vision in one eye, while at least two more have lost their vision in both eyes.

Overall, “more than 200 people have been killed, some 8,000 wounded by live fire, about 2,400 wounded by rubber-coated metal bullets, and almost 3,000 wounded by tear gas canisters.”

Feb 26 05:51

Dem Debate Meltdown! Candidates Scream At Each Other As Debate Turns Into Clown Show (VIDEO)



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Feb 26 05:49

Israel’s ethnic cleansing of Palestinians is ongoing; we need a united response

In line with the demographic goals of the Zionist occupation state, the recently announced Trump deal includes a clause to move the Triangle region in northern Palestine occupied since 1948, to be under the authority of the Palestinian Authority. This will break the concentration of Israeli-Arab citizens in this area and achieve the first step of the Zionist plans to expel the Arab minority from Israel — 20 per cent of the population — and disrupt the demography with the ultimate goal of achieving absolute Jewish dominance.

Triangle villages cover 86,487 acres in total, and the areas threatened with annexation to the PA cover around 42,000 acres, representing almost 49 per cent of the Triangle with a population of 300,000 Palestinian Arabs. The Triangle includes Arab communities in Kafr Qara, Ar’ara, Baqa al-Gharbiyye, Umm Al-Fahm, Qalansawe, Tayibe, Kafr Qasim, Kafr Bara, and Jaljulia. The area was annexed to the occupation state in 1949.

Feb 26 05:48

Ugh. Mitt Romney Says Trump Administration “Substantially” Unprepared for Coronavirus Outbreak


Feb 26 05:45

Coronavirus in the Middle East: A country by country guide

Countries across the Middle East have begun recording more and more coronavirus cases, and scrambling for a response.

The outbreak of coronavirus - officially known as COVID-19 - originated in China in December, where it has reportedly killed more than 2,500 people.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) reported in February that 80 percent of COVID-19 cases report only mild, flu-like symptoms, and just 2 percent of cases have resulted in death. While COVID-19 has a much lower death rate than epidemics of similar viruses such as SARS or MERS, it has spread far wider.

Feb 26 05:39

The Grim Reality About Pandemics They Don't Want You To Know: "No Country Is Prepared"

It’s been 100 years since the Spanish Flu caused a global pandemic. While the WHO would like you to rest easy right now given their belief that Covid-19 is not currently a global pandemic threat, it is just a matter of time before they admit it's true. And when that day does arrive, “scientists say an outbreak of a flu-like illness could sweep across the planet in 36 hours and kill tens of millions due to our constantly-traveling population.”

Feb 26 05:38

NYC Hotel Loans Defaulting At Alarming Rate As Room-Rates Plunge, Tourism Tumbles

More and more New York City hotels are defaulting on their mortgages, signaling an alarming trend in the industry as "challenging market fundamentals" and new supply act as headwinds for the industry.

This has resulted in room rates declining and sites like Airbnb gaining traction in the market, according to The Real Deal.

The main metric to watch is the average daily room rate, which has dropped in New York City to its lowest point since at least 2013: $255.16, according to STR. More than 22,000 new hotel rooms remain in the pipeline, as well, which will further add to the supply glut and likely push room rates even lower.

Feb 26 05:37

Rickards: "1984" Has Come To China... USA Is Next

You’re probably familiar with George Orwell’s classic dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four; (it’s often published as 1984). It was written in 1948; the title comes from reversing the last two digits in 1948.

The novel describes a world of three global empires, Oceania, Eurasia and Eastasia, in a constant state of war.

Orwell created an original vocabulary for his book, much of which is in common, if sardonic, usage today. Terms such as Thought Police, Big Brother, doublethink, Newspeak and memory hole all come from Nineteen Eight-Four.


Feb 26 05:36

Illinois Has Its "Oh Sh*t" Moment And Realizes It Has No Money In Its Rainy Day Fund

Illinois wants to play catch-up with its rainy day fund at what is likely the worst possible time.

With 11 years of bull market behind us and a pandemic that is starting to make its way across the globe, it is only now that Governor J.B. Pritzker has decided he wants to help bolster the state's safety net. He'll be playing catch up to many other states, who used the last decade to bolster their respective states' funds, according to Bloomberg.

The Democratic governor is proposing putting $50 million from the state's surplus into a "budge stabilization fund" this year and then doing the same thing in 2021 if voters approve an income tax referendum currently before the state. The fund was almost depleted in 2017 when the state's government, led by a Republican Governor with a Democratic legislature, locked up.

Feb 26 05:36

Critical-Thinking Has Never Been More Important "Because The Ruling Class Doesn't Want You To"

There are several reasons I spend so much time discussing and analyzing the current state of affairs. The primary motivation, aside from a drive to share personal opinions and spread awareness, is to encourage people to think critically. I don’t want readers to agree with everything I say, I want people to become inspired to think for themselves.

The ruling class doesn’t want you to think, they want you to simply accept the nonsensical stories they tell you. By contrast, I don’t want readers to blindly accept any of my conclusions, rather, I want my work be a case study on how to deploy independent logic and insight to a variety of topics and situations.

Feb 26 05:35

Less Than Half Of Americans Have Faith In Their Elections

Claims of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election (and the 2020 campaigns of Trump and Sanders) and the recent debacle of the Iowa caucus, where technological glitches and error-ridden results caused mayhem, have shaken many Americans' confidence in elections.


Feb 26 05:34

Where next for the economy of India?

Feb 26 05:31

JPMORGAN: “Our daily trackers for China remain mixed at best but on balance continue to send a message of slow-to-no progress. More concerning from the global perspective is that the #COVID?19 outbreak is broadening, threatening the outlook through 1H20 a


Feb 26 05:20

China Hunting Down Coronavirus Critics, Here's How

China's notoriously militant censorship has been turned up to eleven during the coronavirus outbreak. They have made it illegal for healthcare workers, crematoriums, and anyone else involved in the response to discuss the situation - disrupting attempts to provide an accurate picture of what's going on amid the largest quarantine in human history.

Feb 26 05:19

Watch: Hillary Clinton Still Blames Russia For Her Loss To Trump

Despite a 3 year long investigation that turned up precisely nothing, and a failed impeachment show trial, Hillary Clinton is STILL adamant that she lost the 2016 election to President Trump because of Russian collusion.

Feb 26 05:19

GE Cut 78,000 Workers In 2019 Amid Stabilization Efforts To Thwart Bankruptcy  

While it's too early to write an obituary post for GE, certainly this iconic American company and once darling on Wall Street has stumbled towards the brink of failure.

GE has been a corporate shipwreck for the last decade, where infamous Madoff whistleblower Harry Markopolos warned in late 2019 that the company's 'cash situation' is a lot worse than the company's filings would suggest.

Markopolos said the accounting fraud that GE has conducted would be more significant than Enron and Worldcom combined.

Feb 26 05:18

COMPLIANCE 101: GUN-TOTING COPS ENDANGER STUDENTS AND TURN THE SCHOOLS INTO PRISONS

“Every day in communities across the United States, children and adolescents spend the majority of their waking hours in schools that have increasingly come to resemble places of detention more than places of learning.”—Investigative journalist Annette Fuentes


Feb 26 05:17

US Imposes Sanctions on Entities in Russia and China Over 'Support of Iran's Missile Programme'

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said earlier this month that Tehran did not need anyone's permission to continue boosting its military capabilities and developing its missile programme.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that Washington would impose sanctions on 13 entities in Russia, China, Iraq, and Turkey, for "supporting Iran's missile programme".

Feb 26 05:15

Pentagon Designing Nuclear-Powered Rocket to Beat China in New Moon Race

The Pentagon has assigned its top secret research department, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the task of building a new, nuclear-powered rocket engine to speed up travel times - first to the moon, but then to Mars and beyond - before China can get there.

DARPA, sometimes called the Pentagon’s “mad scientist division,” is building a space-age rocket engine to carry astronauts to the moon and beyond. Enter: the “Demonstration Rocket for Agile Cislunar Operations” (DRACO) program, for the development of which the agency was given $10 million in fiscal year 2020.

Feb 26 05:10

US Deepens Visa Crisis by Denying Entry to Diplomats to Work at UN - Russian Deputy Envoy

Washington continues to violate the UN Charter by denying visas to some diplomats to visit the organization in New York, while the crisis surrounding this issue is exacerbating, Russian Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations Gennady Kuzmin said at the Committee on Relations with the Host Country.

"The crisis around US visa denials to representatives of member states is growing," Kuzmin said on Tuesday. "The United States grossly violates the right of a number of countries, based on the UN Charter, to participate in the work of the United Nations."

Feb 26 05:09

Turkey Reportedly Repositions Tanks Closer to Syrian Border, Plans to Redeploy Them to Idlib

Ankara reported sustaining casualties in Idlib blaming them on alleged fire from the positions of the Syrian army, which repelled several attacks by local militants in recent weeks.

Turkish Demirören News Agency has reported that tanks have been redeployed from across Turkey towards the Hatay province located near the country's border with Syria. The tanks will reportedly later be transferred to the Turkish monitoring outposts in Syrian Idlib province, which, as Ankara claims, came under fire from the Syrian military in recent weeks.



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Feb 26 05:08

Russia to build billion-dollar highway to Crimea: next part of $7.7 billion road-links project

When Russians go on vacation, the two most popular destinations are Crimea and the Krasnodar region. However, getting from one to the other has never been an easy task.

Despite plans existing since 1903, it took until 2018 for a road bridge linking the adjacent destinations. It's Europe's longest at almost 17km. Now, Moscow plans a $1.5 billion (100 billion rubles) highway to dramatically cut journey times. The first section will be 68km long and is slated to cost almost 60 billion rubles ($919 million), with the length of the entire route eventually reaching 119km.

Feb 26 05:07

Israel’s Netanyahu threatens Gaza with ALL-OUT WAR if missile attacks continue

Israel will stop at nothing to ensure its security and may well launch a broad military campaign against Gaza if the local armed groups continue with missile strikes, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said.

Air raid sirens were heard across southern Israel for the second straight day on Monday. The IDF said that some 50 rockets were fired from Gaza at Israeli territory, with 90 percent of them intercepted.

The missile strikes were met with a harsh response, with the Israeli Defense Forces confirming on Twitter that multiple strikes against targets in Gaza have been carried out.

Feb 26 05:06

‘Every journalist should feel a cold, icy hand running down their spine’: Assange’s extradition case examined in new RT doc

With Julian Assange’s US extradition hearing getting under way in London, RTD’s new film sheds light on why the WikiLeaks founder’s landmark case may lay the path for future prosecution of journalists.

“Every journalist in the United States should feel a cold, icy hand running down their spine at the charges that had been leveled against this publisher. Because they could be next,” writer Suelette Dreyfus says about Assange whose project published leaked documents exposing possible US War crimes in Iraq and letters exposing shenanigans against Bernie Sanders in 2016 by bosses within the Democratic Party.

“If Julian Assange being a publisher is put in prison for being a publisher, for no other reason than being a publisher, then we have no rules,” says a Swedish journalist Johannes Wahlstrom, who worked with WikiLeaks on the documentary ‘Mediastan’.

Feb 26 05:05

Iran raps international inaction on repeated Israeli crimes against Palestinians

Iran has denounced the Israeli regime’s attacks on civilians and targets of the resistance front in Gaza and Syria, criticizing the international community’s inaction on Tel Aviv’s repeated atrocities in Palestine and its violation of the neighboring countries’ sovereignty.


Feb 26 05:01

BREAKING: Iran's deputy health minister tests positive for coronavirus; he had previously looked unwell during a press conference

Feb 26 04:47

Harvey Weinstein Taken To Hospital With Chest Pains, Avoids Jail While In Treatment

Hollywood mega-mogul — and, now, convicted sex offender — Harvey Weinstein, was taken to Bellevue Hospital in New York City Monday night while en route to his new temporary home, Rikers Island prison.

Feb 26 04:47

CNN Continues Bizarre Obsession Over Trump’s Eating Habits, This Time Over Food Choices In India

Liberal “news” network CNN has a weird obsession with President Trump’s eating habits.

Feb 26 04:45

Meteorite illuminates skies over northern Russia with mysterious blue light

Residents of a small Russian town in the northern Republic of Karelia marveled at a bright blue sphere lighting up the town with an otherworldly blue light as a meteorite fell in the area.

Footage from local internet provider CityLink’s CCTV cameras shows a glowing orb traversing the sky over the town during the night. The celestial object disappeared in a flash of bright blue light over the town of Segezha. It is unclear if it hit the ground or disintegrated in the atmosphere.



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Feb 26 04:26

Bloomberg: ‘I Bought’ The Democrats’ Majority In The House Of Representatives

“Let’s just go on the record,” Bloomberg said. “They talk about 40 Democrats, 21 of those were people that I spent $100 million to help elect. All of the new Democrats that came in, put Nancy Pelosi in charge, and gave the Congress the ability to control this president, I bought – I got them.”

Feb 26 04:25

Your Man in the Public Gallery – Assange Hearing Day 1

Woolwich Crown Court is designed to impose the power of the state. Normal courts in this country are public buildings, deliberately placed by our ancestors right in the centre of towns, almost always just up a few steps from a main street. The major purpose of their positioning and of their architecture was to facilitate public access in the belief that it is vital that justice can be seen by the public.

Feb 26 04:23

Trump Criticizes Dems’ Coronavirus Debate Answers During Return Flight From India

President Donald Trump defended Tuesday night his decision to close the United States’ borders to people who had recently travelled to China and other countries battling the coronavirus.

Trump tweeted just after Democratic candidates fielded a question on the subject during CBS News’ Democratic presidential primary debate in Charleston, South Carolina.

Feb 26 04:22

Activists fight Ontario bill criminalizing criticism of Israel

Human rights activists are organizing to stop lawmakers in Ontario from passing a bill that could criminalize criticism of Israel under the cover of fighting anti-Semitism.

According to Independent Jewish Voices (IJV), a Canadian human rights group, a bill that would adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance definition of anti-Semitism will come to a vote in the Ontario legislature this week.

Feb 26 04:22

American Citizens Killed and Tortured by Israel?

One of the principal functions of a United States Embassy overseas is to provide citizen services, which includes coming to the assistance of Americans who are treated badly by the local government. It is a responsibility that most embassies take seriously, with the exception of the facility currently located in Jerusalem. One has to understand that that is so because the United States Embassy in Israel is like no other. In other countries, the American Embassy exists to support American travelers, businesses and a broad range of national interests. In Jerusalem the Embassy exists to support Israeli interests and to serve as an apologist every time the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu goes on a killing spree or does something else that is similarly outrageous, to include bombing neighboring Syria every other day.

Feb 26 04:20

OFFICIAL: Production Of Drugs In Afghanistan 35-Folded After US Invasion

Chief of the Iranian Anti-Narcotics Police Brigadier General Masoud Zahedian said that after the US invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, the production of narcotics in the country has sorely increased. It has had a 35-fold increase in Afghanistan after the US and its Western allies occupied the poor country and it has reached 6,400 tons from 185 tons, Zahedian told reporters in Rome on Saturday.

Feb 26 04:19

Russia 24 Launches “We Remember Them All” Project For 75th Victory Anniversary

The Russia 24 television channel is launching the large-scale television project “Remember Everyone” on the year of the 75th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War, the broadcasting press service said.

From February 23 to May 8, 2020, every day, the TV channel will broadcast a digital memory board live. Within 76 days, around the clock, the names of 12,677,857 fighters will appear on the screen: 121,400 names per day, 6,070 per hour, 100 per minute. A digital memory board will be implemented thanks to a special hardware-software complex. It integrates a database – real surnames, first names, patronymics, ranks and positions of fighters – into the graphic design of the channel,” the press release said.

The main goal of the project, as the press service noted, is to remember all the heroes of the Victory regardless of rank, scale of achievement, and status of award, as well as to create a factual basis to counter attempts to falsify the history of the war.

Feb 26 04:18

Major floods hit Indonesian capital Jakarta for second time this year

Torrential rain has inundated Indonesian capital Jakarta on Tuesday, February 25, 2020, paralyzing wide areas of the city as rescue teams used boats to evacuate people. This was the second time severe flooding hit the capital, following the devastating heavy downpour in January which killed 66 people and displaced about 175 000.

Major streets were inundated with muddy floodwater, with the Bekasi area as the worst-affected. Huge swaths of the low-lying city were also badly hit.

The power supply was cut in certain parts of the city. According to state electricity utility Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN), electricity was shut off to 1 600 substations for safety measures.

Feb 26 04:18

The Atlantic: Trump Is Going To Cheat

It isn’t even March yet, and progressives are already making their excuses for why they may lose to Trump in 2020. In a piece written for The Atlantic, Sarada Peri – a former senior speechwriter for President Barack Obama – launched the latest in a long line of arguments explaining why their loss would be unfair.

Feb 26 04:17

Gold miners fret about long-term supply even as they boost dividends

Gold miners have largely been boosting dividends to appease long-suffering shareholders rather than funding fresh exploration projects needed to grow production, a strategy that executives are warning may pose long-term risk to the industry.

The tension comes as gold prices are at the highest in seven years, near $1,650 an ounce, a surge in part fueled by a flight to safe-haven assets amid rising global concern about the coronavirus.

Feb 26 04:16

Erdogan Vows Turkey Will Not Take Step Back in Syria's Idlib

Turkey has repeatedly accused the Syrian Army of attacking its forces in the Idlib outposts over the last few months as well as violating the Sochi agreements that established the demilitarised zone in the Syrian province.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stated the time Ankara has given Damascus to pull its troops away from Turkish observation posts in Syria’s Idlib is coming to an end, adding that Turkey will not take the "smallest step back" in the province. Instead Erdogan vowed that Ankara's forces will push the Syrian Army beyond the perimeter of those posts by the end of February.

Feb 26 03:57

Western Australia is world’s new top mining destination

Resource-rich Western Australia has been picked the most attractive region for mining investment in 2019, the latest annual survey of mining companies released Tuesday by the Fraser Institute shows.

The Aussie state, which is home to almost 130 export-oriented mining projects and hundreds of smaller quarries and mines producing over 50 different commodities, had ranked second in 2018.

Feb 26 03:56

China closing 150 gold mines

China’s official news agency Xinhua is reporting that the country is set increase annual gold output to 500 tonnes by the end of the decade from around 450 tonnes currently.

China overtook South Africa as the number one miner of the metal in 2007. China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) expects gold output to grow by an average 3% annually through 2020.

Feb 26 03:56

Fact Check: Pete Buttigieg Falsely Claims Americans Are Buying Weapons of War

CLAIM: Former Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D) was discussing school shootings during the Democrat debate on Tuesday when he suggested Americans buy and use guns built for warfare.

VERDICT: False. Buttigieg’s words alluded to the decades-old Democrat claim that AR-15s are weapons of war, but they are not. AR-15s are semiautomatic rifles.

Feb 26 03:55

'Michelle Obama LOVED Harvey Weinstein.' Donald Trump can't resist a dig at former first lady and Hillary Clinton after movie mogul's rape conviction which he calls 'a great victory for women'

President Donald Trump attacked Democrats including Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton for being 'fans' of Harvey Weinstein in his first comments on the rapist's conviction Tuesday.

'The people who liked him were the Democrats. Michelle Obama loved him, loved him. Hillary Clinton loved him,' he said a press conference in New Delhi in response to a question from DailyMail.com.

'I was never a fan of Harvey, as you know,' he said. 'He was a person I didn't like.

Feb 26 03:53

Julian Assange is being prosecuted for revealing human rights violations – UN Torture Rapporteur Nils Melzer

We speak to UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Nils Melzer about the persecution of Julian Assange. He discusses the threat Assange’s persecution poses to press freedom, why the mainstream media is slowly starting to support the WikiLeaks founder, the allegations Assange faced in Sweden, governments not cooperating with him despite his UN mandate, and more!

Next, we speak to Antony Loewenstein, author of ‘Pills, Powder and Smoke: Inside the Bloody War on Drugs’. He discusses the dirty secrets of the US’ war on drugs in Latin America, why Honduras is more violent today than it was in the 80s, how the US has made Honduras’ problems worse, why he believes in legalizing drugs, and more!

Feb 26 03:52

Tucker: Ruling class incompetence

Feb 26 03:48

State of Emergency Declared In San Francisco to Prepare Against Potential Outbreak

Feb 26 03:41

O’Keefe Taunts Impending Release of New Undercover Video Exposing ABC News’ Agenda to Mislead Voters

Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe taunted ABC News on Tuesday with the release of a new undercover video exposing the outlet’s agenda to mislead voters.

Feb 26 03:41

Washington Post Columnist Demands Journalists Abandon Neutrality In Trump Coverage

Margaret Sullivan, a Post columnist, is demanding that journalists abandon their supposed objectivity as they cover the presidency of Donald Trump, saying they should just label “a lie a lie.”

Feb 26 03:34

What is Wrong with Joe? Biden Tells South Carolina Crowd He’s the ‘Democratic Candidate For the United States Senate’ (VIDEO)

What is wrong with old Joe?
77-year-old Joe Biden told a South Carolina crowd on Monday night that he’s the ‘Democratic candidate for the United States Senate.’

Feb 26 03:33

Cancel Culture Strikes Again: Rebekah Mercer Removed from American Museum of Natural History’s Board – After Years of Attacks for Donating to Republican Causes

After years of protests by climate change activists Rebekah Mercer was removed from the American Museum of Natural History’s Board.

Feb 26 02:59

Ted Cruz On Sotomayor’s Accusatory Supreme Court Dissent: ‘Like An Arsonist Complaining About The Noise From The Fire Trucks’

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) schooled liberal Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor on her recent dissent in which she accused the conservative majority on the the Court of being biased in favor of the Trump administration in cases that they ask the Court to block nationwide injunctions by lower court judges.

Feb 26 02:59

“Scary!!” Former White House Physician Who Treated Bush, Obama And Trump Sounds The Alarm On Joe Biden After Latest Gaffe

Ronny Jackson, a former White House physician who treated George W. Bush and Barack Obama sounded the alarm on Joe Biden after his latest gaffe.

Feb 26 02:32

How Many Cases of Covid-19 Will It Take For You to Decide Not to Frequent Public Places?

As empty streets and shelves attest, people taking charge of risk has dire economic consequences.
How many cases of Covid-19 in your community will it take for you to decide not to frequent public places such as cafes, restaurants, theaters, concerts, etc? How many cases in your community will it take for you to decide not to take public transit, Uber/Lyft rides, etc.? How many cases in your community will it take for you to limit going to supermarkets and ask your boss to work at home?
One of the most unexamined aspect of the Covid-19 pandemic is the human psychology of risk assessment and fear. The default human response to novel threats such as the Covid-19 virus is denial and abstraction: it can’t happen here, it won’t happen to me, it’s no big deal, etc.

Feb 26 02:26

U.K. Home Office Covers Up Huddersfield Child Rapists

Authored by Jon Hall via FMShooter.com,

According to Sajid Javid’s Home Office, research and findings on the characteristics of grooming gangs across the United Kingdom is not in “public interest”.

After it was found that nearly 19,000 suspected victims of child sex exploitation transpired in just one year, survivors blamed the government for making “empty promises” on ending, or even addressing, the epidemic.

In 2018, Javid claimed there would be “no no-go areas of inquiry” in regards to the rampant sex grooming of children in England.

After Javid’s statement, no further statements on the review have been made. According to The Independent, the outlet was told that the work had been finished but it would only be used for internal policy-making and would not be released publicly.

Even after a freedom of information request inquiring on the research and reports, the British Home Office said they held the information but it would not be released.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Thinking Brits need to demand that this information be released, and immediately; the UK government has, by this denial, admitted that it is impotent to stop such activities by these grooming gangs, and/or ... that its members have been complicit its operation.

Feb 26 02:21

Europe keeps Schengen zone open despite coronavirus

European countries have no plans to suspend the Schengen free travel zone despite the coronavirus outbreak in Italy, Brussels has said, as it cautioned against a “panic” response.

The EU’s health security committee was due to meet on Monday for talks on the Italian crisis as the European Commission announced a €232m package for the global fight against the disease’s spread. 

An emergency assessment mission of the World Health Organization and the EU’s European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control is due to arrive in Italy, where 229 have tested positive for the virus and six people have died, on Tuesday as authorities there battle to contain the largest outbreak outside Asia.

“We need to take this situation extremely seriously — but we must not give in to panic and of course to disinformation,” Stella Kyriakides, EU health commissioner, told reporters in Brussels on Monday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When politics trump hard science, bad things happen; of course, with hubris the size of Texas, the Eurocrats are sitting safe in their bunkers, believing, with an absolutely stunning amount of "magical thinking" that this disease is never going to hit the EU, as it has China.

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