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August 4, 2020

Aug 04 07:14

Obama Looks To Make His Mark on 2020 Elections with 118 Endorsements - But Skips a Notable Name

Former President Barack Obama made his first round of endorsements on Monday and progressive Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York did not make the list.

Aug 04 07:14

Ireland’s National Health Service urges “phone sex only” during pandemic

In yet more coronavirus lockdown absurdity, the Republic of Ireland is telling young people to stop having sex in order to stop the spread of the pandemic.

Instead, health officials with Ireland’s Health Service Executive (HSE) are urging that people should only have phone sex while foregoing the real deal. This is not The Onion, but words from a newly distributed HSE leaflet on coronavirus safety measures:

“If you decide to be sexually active with someone living outside of your household, limit it to as few partners as possible, preferably one regular partner. Consider masturbation or remote sexual activity (eg, online) as alternative to physical sexual activity with others.”

Aug 04 07:01

'It's a double nightmare': Linda Nolan reveals she learned of her devastating cancer diagnosis just half an hour after sister Anne in moving GMB interview... after her sibling was too ill to appear

In her first TV interview since publicly revealing her diagnosis, Linda, 61, described her health battle as 'a double nightmare'

Aug 04 07:00

Congress won’t take action against Big Tech because they’ve bought them off, Rep. Gaetz says

It’s no secret that the Big Tech firms and major social media platforms have a strong liberal bias, but addressing the problem isn’t going to be easy. Perhaps the biggest obstacle, according to Representative Matt Gaetz (R-FL), is that much of Congress is essentially bought off by Big Tech.

Speaking on Fox News Channel’s Hannity, Gaetz described Google as “the most dangerous election interference organization in the world.” And while President Trump has long called Big Tech out on their bias, Gaetz believes that Congress won’t take action against them on this matter and others because they’ve been bought off by Big Tech.

He explained the connection on Fox Business’s Mornings With Maria, saying: “Far too much of Congress is bought off by Big Tech, whether it’s through PAC donations or whether, frankly, a lot of Big Tech goes and hires up everybody’s staff to work for them and it’s quite an incestuous process.”

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Aug 04 06:57

If you’re white, female, and conservative, then you are a “white nationalist racist gender traitor,” according to fully woketarded Vanity Fair

According to Sonia Saraiya, a writer for Vanity Fair, conservative women are not being punished enough by Hollywood for their political viewpoints. If it were up to her, conservative women would always be portrayed in the media as “white nationalist racist gender traitor[s].”

Aug 04 06:55

It’s about compliance, not science: Virginia officials demand students get vaccinations to participate in ONLINE learning from home

Public health officials in Virginia are warning prospective students to get all the required vaccinations before the start of the school year in order to do online virtual learning from their home. If parents do not comply and do not show proof their kid got the injections, then their kid won’t be able to access the online learning materials provided by the school district. This is a threat. It’s also a lie, an empty threat, because children belong to their parents, not the state.

Aug 04 06:48

Crazy Mask Karen Goes Berserk In Walmart – Screams At And Punches Teen Boy For Not Wearing Face Mask (VIDEO)

A crazy mask Karen went berserk in a Post Falls, Idaho Walmart over the weekend when she spotted customers without their faces covered.

Aug 04 05:42

Gold Consolidates Near New All Time Record Highs Of $1,988.40/oz

Aug 04 05:36

Unhinged Wisconsin Teachers Plant Fake Tombstones to Represent Kids Dying if Schools Are Re-Opened — In a State with ZERO COVID DEATHS Under Age 19

Unhinged Wisconsin teachers today planted several fake tombstones to protest the reopening of schools.

Aug 04 05:36

Columbia University to Hold Five Week ‘Deconstructing Whiteness’ Lecture Series For White Students

Columbia University is holding a five week long series of lectures for white students on “deconstructing whiteness.”

Aug 04 05:35

Virgin Galactic reveals supersonic jet design capable of carrying 19 people at speeds over three times the speed of sound

Virgin Galactic released the first concept images of its supersonic passenger jet
It would travel at speeds of Mach 3 at altitudes above 60,000 feet

Aug 04 05:35

Dr. Birx Says There is No Evidence HCQ Helps with Coronavirus, Pushes For Vaccine – Sits on Bill Gates-Funded Foundation Board (VIDEO)

Dr. Birx recently said during an appearance on Fox News that there is no evidence that Hydroxychloroquine helps with the Coronavirus.

Aug 04 05:34

Where’s Sleepy Joe’s Support? Trump Signs Are Everywhere But Sleepy Joe Signs Are Nowhere to be Found

All across the nation there are Trump signs everywhere. Noticeably missing are any Biden signs anywhere?

Aug 04 05:23

Moderna’s bad ethics go beyond management sell-off... vaccine itself is overhyped. DD inside.

Aug 04 05:11

‘It is what it is’: Trump dismisses 1,000 US Covid deaths a DAY as he claims numbers show America is handling pandemic BETTER than other nations

The interview with President Trump aired Monday in HBO's series AXIOS on HBO
Trump is interviewed by AXIOS national political correspondent Jonathan Swan
They go head-to-head over coronavirus statistics with Trump stating that the US is 'lower than the world' in some categories

Aug 04 05:10

Popular children's pillow is urgently pulled from the shelves amid fears it could cause kids to choke to DEATH

The Junior Formr Memory Foam Pillow has been urgently pulled from the shelves
A product defect could result in a zip splitting and foam filling exploding out
Regulators are concerned it could pose a choking hazard for young children

Aug 04 05:07

Virgin Galactic reveals supersonic jet design capable of carrying 19 people at speeds over three times the speed of sound

Virgin Galactic unveiled the design for its supersonic jet that could change the way we travel around the world.

Aug 04 05:07

Lake Michigan will dip to 'dangerously cold' temperatures in the 40s - which can cause hypothermia and shock within MINUTES to unprepared swimmers

Michigan's National Weather Service is warning that Lake Michigan's beach water temperatures are 'dangerously cold' despite the summer weather.

Aug 04 05:06

Trump demands re-run of 'total disaster disaster' NY congressional race marred by mail-in ballot problems which he warns will be a 'great embarrassment to our country' in November

President Donald Trump on Monday claimed mail-in votes will lead to a 'great embarrassment our country' this November, argued the United States Post Office is not ready to handle the millions of ballots expected to come through its system and advised New York to redo its June primary contest that remains undecided.

Aug 04 05:02

Volcanoes Activating Worldwide

Aug 04 05:02

Back to the banks and their troubles

Aug 04 04:58

Can Trump Postpone the Election? Maybe He Can!

Aug 04 04:47


The great investigative journalist Glenn Greenwald gave an hour-long lecture on how America’s billionaires control the U.S. Government, and here is an edited summary of its opening twenty minutes, with key quotations and assertions from its opening — and then its broader context will be discussed briefly:

“How Congress Maintains Endless War – System Update with Glenn Greenwald” - The Intercept, 9 July 2020

2:45: There is “this huge cleavage between how members of Congress present themselves, their imagery and rhetoric and branding, what they present to the voters, on the one hand, and the reality of what they do in the bowels of Congress and the underbelly of Congressional proceedings, on the other. Most of the constituents back in their home districts have no idea what it is that the people they’ve voted for have been doing, and this gap between belief and reality is enormous.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This makes it pretty clear that no matter who wins an American election, it is the war party which always wins, period, end of discussion.

Aug 04 04:35

2020 Crash #2 Inevitable, so says new Algo

Aug 04 04:31

Trump criticizes 'pathetic' Dr. Birx for the first time after she issues coronavirus warnings

Aug 04 04:29

Afghan Warlord’s Promotion Highlights the Bankruptcy of America’s Longest War

When Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah, his main political opponent, signed a power-sharing deal in May, it ended eight months of bitter post-election dispute. It also came with a disturbing price tag, one hashed out among rounds of backroom deals, tense negotiations, and desperate U.S. attempts to keep the government from imploding. Abdul Rashid Dostum, Ghani’s vice president until last year and one of the country’s most notorious warlords, demanded a promotion to the rank of marshal, only awarded twice before in Afghan history. Ghani, who’d long vowed to clean out the warlords, complied.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Color me completely unsurprised by these developments; the US presence in Afghanistan, was never about strengthening the government in Kabul; it was all about the pipelines and leasing them, and who controlled those activities.

Aug 04 04:28

United States should shut down completely for another four to six weeks to save the economy, senior Federal Reserve official says

A top official at the Federal Reserve has recommended that the U.S. were to 'lock down really hard' for four to six weeks, in order to save the ailing economy.

Neel Kashkari, president of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank, said on Sunday that Congress can well afford large sums for coronavirus relief efforts.

The economy, which in the second quarter suffered its biggest blow since the Great Depression, would be able to mount a robust recovery, but only if the virus were brought under control, he told CBS' Face the Nation.

Aug 04 04:21

Trump meets with Dr. Birx to tell her 'we're doing very well' in the COVID-19 fight after earlier slamming her warnings the virus is widespread as 'pathetic'

President Donald Trump met with coronavirus task force chief Dr. Deborah Birx Monday in the Oval Office after tweeting online that she 'hit us' with public comments on the coronavirus in an exchange he termed 'pathetic.'

Aug 04 04:19

Riled up Pompeo slams Iran-China deal, threatens with sanctions

The US administration, riled up by a potential long-term strategic partnership between Iran and China, has threatened to slap the same unilateral sanctions already imposed on Tehran against Beijing in case the deal was finalized.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo censured in an interview with Fox News on Sunday the potential Tehran-Beijing cooperation pact and said Washington would apply all Iran’s sanctions also to the "Chinese Communist Party and their businesses and state-owned enterprises" if the deal was signed.

Pompeo also claimed that the 25-year trade deal between Iran and China would foment instability in the Middle East region, once again leveling false accusations that Tehran is a “state sponsor of terror,” among other protestations.

Aug 04 04:19

German court starts retrial of 3 pro-Palestine activists for criticizing Israeli crimes

A court in Germany has started the retrial of three pro-Palestine human rights activists, known as Humboldt 3, who had spoken out against Israeli crimes against the Palestinian people.

The trio – Palestinian activist Majed Abusalama and Israeli activists Ronnie Barkan and Stavit Sinai – are facing trial for their involvement in a June 2017 protest at Humboldt University, in the German capital Berlin, against Israeli Knesset Member (MK) for the Yesh Atid party, Aliza Lavie.

The three activists, known as Humboldt 3, were charged after they interrupted Lavie’s talk in 2017 about the massacre of civilians in Gaza during a speech at the Humboldt University of Berlin.

Aug 04 04:18

Pa. city council members seek censure against colleagues who participated in Black Lives Matter protest

Three members of Allentown’s city council say they support a resolution to censure two other council members over their participation in Black Lives Matter protests.

Aug 04 04:18

Syrian Air Force jets destroy major militant weapons cache in northern Idlib

Syrian Air Force fighter jets have reportedly targeted and completely destroyed a major cache containing various types of munitions belonging to foreign-sponsored Takfiri terrorists during an operation in the country's northwestern province of Idlib.

The Arabic service of Russia’s Sputnik news agency, citing local sources, reported that the military aircraft struck the arms depot of Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) terrorist group on the outskirts of Binnish city, located just north of Idlib city, on Monday.

The report added that the airstrikes resulted in successive explosions, and totally ruined the weapons warehouse.

Aug 04 04:18

Judge orders man to pay $85K in deaths of 2 whooping cranes

A man who admitted that he and a juvenile shot and killed two whooping cranes in 2016 must pay $85,000 and cannot hunt until he completes 360 hours of public service.

Aug 04 04:18

ACLU gets to decide who’s a journalist? Judge suggests having group vet reporters to protect press covering Portland protests

A federal judge in Portland has proposed making the American Civil Liberties Union an arbiter to distinguish between legitimate journalists and protesters-in-disguise – a move with important implications for press protections.

The issue stems from an order by US District Judge Michael Simon last week banning federal officers from arresting or assaulting journalists covering the ongoing protests in Portland. Federal agencies said the ruling was untenable because some protesters are falsely labeling themselves as press in nightly clashes outside the federal courthouse.

Aug 04 04:17

Trump is Mussolini, riots are peaceful, but federal agents are terrorists – top black Democrat turns to trite #Resistance rhetoric

Rep. Jim Clyburn was a key figure behind securing Joe Biden’s nomination, and will be instrumental in picking his running mate. However, his views of late are show denial of reality and falling back on #Resistance tropes.

Jim Clyburn’s name carries gravitas in both Washington and his home state of South Carolina. Clyburn’s endorsement is considered to have pushed Joe Biden ahead of Bernie Sanders in the state’s primary election, securing him the black vote. The veteran lawmaker and House Majority Whip is expected to vet Biden’s eventual choice of running mate, given Biden has promised to consider a black woman for the slot.

Aug 04 04:17

DB Cooper ransom money found buried in sand along Columbia River had fallen into the water months after infamous skyjacking, scientist claims - adding new mystery to the 49-year-old cold case

A new clue has emerged in the infamous DB Cooper plane hijacking case after a scientist discovered that part of the criminal's $200,000 ransom money, which was buried on the riverbank near his drop zone, had been submerged in water several months after he landed.

Aug 04 04:17

KFC gets deep-fried after posting ‘black power’ chicken drumstick to commemorate Trinidad’s Emancipation Day

KFC Trinidad was grilled by angry social media users after the fast food chain marked a holiday celebrating the end of slavery with a BLM-inspired chicken ad. The company later apologized for the post.

The chicken chain’s Trinidad subsidiary apparently wanted to show solidarity during the Caribbean nation’s Emancipation Day, which commemorates the end of slavery in the colonies of the British Empire. In an Instagram post, KFC Trinidad showed a chicken drumstick with the silhouette of a ‘black power’ fist that has been recently popularized by the Black Lives Matter movement.

“Happy Emancipation Day,” the graphic read.

It wasn’t long before the post caught the attention of internet users.

“This is the most racist thing I’ve seen a corporation do ever, how tone deaf are they?” asked one outraged Twitter user.

Others said the graphic was “distasteful” and “stupid.”

Aug 04 04:16

New Jersey Gov Phil Murphy reduces indoor gatherings from 100 to 25 people after a 700-person mansion party, graduations and beach bashes are blamed for the state's biggest case spike in two months

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy is re-tightening restrictions on indoor gatherings following a recent surge in COVID-19 cases in the state that officials have linked to house parties and other indoor events.

Aug 04 04:16

Former Spanish king announces he’s leaving country after Saudi rail corruption scandal explodes

Juan Carlos, the former king of Spain, is high-tailing it out of the country after the Supreme Court began probing an alleged $100 million in kickbacks he reportedly received from a Saudi high-speed rail contract.

The 82-year-old former monarch told his son, King Felipe VI, he was leaving Spain, according to a statement released by the royal house on Monday. While Carlos has declined repeatedly to comment on the scandal, which triggered a Supreme Court investigation in June, the allegations are believed to be the reason he is leaving.

Aug 04 04:15

Americans should start wearing face masks AT HOME, Dr. Deborah Birx says

Families sitting down to watch the evening news might soon have to wear face masks, if the advice of the White House coronavirus adviser Dr. Deborah Birx is turned into a rule, as America’s disjointed war on Covid-19 continues.

With cases of coronavirus beginning to tick upwards across the US, Dr. Deborah Birx told CNN on Sunday that the country is entering a new phase in its fight against the disease.

“What we are seeing today is different from March and April. It is extraordinarily widespread. It's into the rural as equal urban areas,” Birx, told ‘State of the Union’ host Dana Bash, before suggesting that Americans take even more extreme precautions against the virus.

Aug 04 04:15

Lori Vallow's best friend calls 'cult' mom 'misleading and manipulative', telling Chad Daybell's first court hearing how the couple 'asked her to lie to police about missing son JJ's whereabouts' before he was found dead with his sister Tylee

Lori Vallow's best friend labelled her 'misleading and manipulative' during the first court hearing for the the 'cult' mom's doomsday preacher husband Monday.
Chad Daybell faces charges over the deaths of Vallow's children Tylee, 17, and JJ, seven. On Monday Vallow's friend Melanie Gibb told the court how the couple 'asked her to lie to police about missing son JJ's whereabouts' before he was found dead.

Aug 04 04:14

‘Neither Left nor Right, but a sane alternative to the duopoly’: Why Galloway’s urging Jesse Ventura to run for president

As the campaign to draft Jesse Ventura for an independent run at the US presidency gathers pace, George Galloway, who knows him well, runs a careful eye over the former wrestler turned Minneapolis mayor and Minnesota governor.

Full disclosure: Jesse Ventura is a friend of mine. I admire him greatly. I can nonetheless objectively assess the wisdom of the presidential run he is now contemplating. Spurned by the Green Party of the United States for its nomination, the big man is actively considering running on his own – a much better bet in my view. There is absolutely no need for him to tie himself to the ‘eco-socialist’ baggage of the US Greens and all their politically correct personal and identity politics paraphernalia.

Aug 04 04:14

'Sloppy' Twitter 'hackers' were ratted out by rival gang who 'shared a database of their usernames that led the FBI to arrest the mastermind Florida teen and his two accomplices' after high profile account hack

A group of hackers who reportedly acessed the Twitter accounts of celebrities, were taken down by rival gang who shared a database of their usernames and messages, which led to their arrests by the FBI.

Aug 04 04:12

‘You’re fired!’: Trump sacks federal bosses for outsourcing jobs as he clamps down on visas for foreigners

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order preventing federal agencies from hiring foreign workers via H-1B visas. In addition, Trump fired two federal executives for outsourcing US jobs and “betraying” Americans.

Trump’s order, signed on Monday, requires federal agencies to prioritize US citizens and Green Card holders before outsourcing labor to foreign workers – who can come to the US on H-1B visas. Use of these visas is common in the tech sector, and 180,000 of them were issued last year, according to State Department statistics.

Government agencies will now be required to conduct an internal audit to make sure “only United States citizens and nationals are appointed to the competitive service,” per a White House statement.

Aug 04 04:11

Dry-run for World War III? Covid-19 is practice for future biological warfare, says top Russian doctor

The Covid-19 pandemic has functioned as a “rehearsal for biological warfare,” says a leading Russian pediatrician, who believes that the rapidly-spreading virus was a test for the world's healthcare systems.

In an interview with Forbes, Professor Leonid Roshal, President of the Research Institute of Emergency Pediatric Surgery and Traumatology, explained that not all nations were ready for a mass influx of patients, and their lack of preparation has been exposed by the pandemic.

“When I analyze the current situation, I understand that this is a rehearsal for biological warfare,” he explained. “I am not saying that this virus was created by humans... but this is a test of the health system's strength, including the country's biological defense.”

Aug 04 04:11

Bring on the ‘eviction tidal wave’: 40 percent of US renters face homelessness as landlords & tenants are encouraged to go to war

Millions of Americans face homelessness with the expiration of the federal Covid-19 eviction ban and unemployment benefits. But instead of encouraging landlord-tenant cooperation, the media are hyping stories of violence and fear.

The economic suffering American families have already faced at the hands of incompetent government responses to the Covid-19 pandemic pales in comparison to the looming “tidal wave of evictions” poised to soak the nation after a federal moratorium expired last month.

Families who thought “moratorium” meant they didn’t have to pay those three months’ rent are getting a rude awakening, learning they’re on the hook for the entire sum just as the $600 weekly unemployment payments many received after virus-related lay-offs have also dried up. A financial bottomless pit is about to swallow millions.

Aug 04 04:10

Israel strikes Syrian military targets near Damascus, IDF calls it ‘response’ to failed border attack

Israeli jets bombed several Syrian military sites south of Damascus late on Monday, the IDF has confirmed, saying that the attack had been launched in response to the attempted planting of a bomb in the Golan Heights.
The airstrike took place in the countryside southwest of Damascus, SANA news agency reported, describing explosions being heard in the city.

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) then said in a statement the attack was a response to an attempted provocation on the Syrian-Israeli border, targeting a fence in the occupied Golan Heights.

The IDF said the strike targeted Syrian army’s observation posts, intelligence-gathering equipment, anti-aircraft cannons and command-and-control infrastructure.

Aug 04 04:09

UK Nobel Laureate Scientist Slams ‘Shroud of Secrecy’ Drawn Over Gov't COVID-19 Response

The high-profile scientist’s comments join a wave of criticism that the UK government of Prime Minister Boris Johnson is facing over its response to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, which has so far infected over 306,000 people and resulted in 46,286 deaths, as of Sunday.

Sir Paul Nurse, a Nobel Prize laureate and chief executive and director of the Francis Crick Institute in London, slammed the ‘shroud of secrecy’ over the UK government’s decisions throughout the ongoing coronavirus outbreak in the country, arguing that the lack of transparency has harmed the nation’s response to the crisis.

Nurse, a chief scientific advisor to the European Commission and former president of the Royal Society, suggested that the panel of scientists, civil servants and politicians responsible for the nation’s response to the pandemic is a “black box”, and called for more openness and scrutiny in pivotal decisions.

Aug 04 04:09

New Election Looming? Tweeps Divided Over Attitude Towards Netanyahu Amid Anti-Government Protests

A wave of anti-government protests sweeping Israel has also left a mark on social media platforms, where users have been debating their attitude towards the prime minister. While some have been calling for Netanyahu's resignation, others say they'd stand by him and urging to hold another round of elections.

Thousands of people took to the streets, intersections, and bridges across Israel on Saturday protesting against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, calling on him to resign.

Many of them also gathered in front of his official residence in Jerusalem urging "the culprit from Balfour" to relinquish power. Twelve people were arrested during the protests.

Aug 04 04:08

Fifteen Countries Purchase Russia's Avifavir COVID-19 Medication, Direct Investment Fund Chief Says

Russia is already delivering its Avifavir medication against COVID-19 to 15 countries, the head of the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), which took part in the creation of this treatment, told the broadcaster Russia-24 in an interview.

"We can boast great achievements in this area, as the medication has been delivered to over 15 countries", Kirill Dmitriev said.

"This is really important, as there are in fact only two international antiviral drugs that are delivered to a certain number of countries: the United States' Remdesivir and the Russian Avifavir. Ninety percent of the produced Remdesivir has been purchased by the US. So, it is no surprise that 15 countries have purchased our medication", the RDIF CEO explained.

Aug 04 04:08

Russian COVID Vaccine Successfully Tested on Humans as Volunteers Show Immune Response

The final check-up of volunteers testing the coronavirus vaccine at the Burdenko Hospital in Russia showed immunity in all participants, the Russian Defence Ministry said Monday.

According to the ministry, the check-ups were held at a key ministry hospital earlier on Monday. The vaccine is being developed jointly by the ministry and the Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology.

"The results of the check-up clearly demonstrate an unmistakable immune response attained through the vaccination. No side effects or issues with the body of the volunteers were found", the ministry said.

Aug 04 04:07

BLM Uses 'Mafia Tactics' To Threaten Cuban Restaurant Owner With Diversity Demands

The owner of a Cuban restaurant in Louisville has decried a list of 'diversity demands sent to him and dozens of other small business owners by Black Lives Matter activists - which include guaranteeing that at least 23% of staff are black, 23% of the business's supplies are from black-owned retailers, and 1.5% of their net sales go to black charities. They also need to publicly display a sign showing their support for the movement.

Aug 04 04:07

Syrian Air Defenses Intercept ‘Hostile' Targets Over Damascus, IDF Confirms Multiple Strikes

Syrian air defenses intercepted "hostile" targets late Monday over the capital city of Damascus following airstrikes by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), according to state media reports from the Syrian Arab News Agency.

According to the IDF, the strikes were in response to an attempted attack along Israel's border with Syria. The IDF targeted Syrian army observation posts, intelligence-gathering equipment, anti-aircraft cannons and command-and-control infrastructure.

Aug 04 04:06

Shorts Crushed As Dollar Surges, Euro Tumbles In Violent Trend Reversal

Following the worst month for the dollar in a decade, there has been a bout of position squaring as we start August, largely on the back of a slump in the Euro, which is down 200 pips in 2 days, and accelerating weakness in the Yen, which have sent the Bloomberg dollar index to its highest level in a week, surging the most since June 14.

Aug 04 04:05

Men's Wearhouse Files For Bankruptcy

As we previewed on month ago in 'Work-From-Home'-Epidemic Set To Bankrupt Suit-Sellers, "I Guarantee It", on Monday the retail wreck continued on Sunday when Tailored Brands, the owner of Men's Wearhouse filed for bankruptcy, adding to a list of brick-and-mortar retailers that have succumbed to the economic fallout from the COVID-19 crisis.

The retailer filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas. Tailored Brands said in a statement that it has entered into a restructuring agreement with more than 75% of its senior lenders, and that could reduce the company’s debt by at least $630 million. The company also said it has received commitments for $500 million in debtor-in-possession financing from its existing lenders. In the court filing, the company listed both its assets and liabilities in the range of $1 billion to $10 billion.

Aug 04 04:05

Roubino: Why So Many Cities Are Paralyzed

Sympathy for America’s big-city mayors and their allies is evaporating – generally for good reason. Portland and Seattle, for instance, seemed willing to give rioters a free hand before belatedly stepping in. And of course there’s the amazing quote from Chris Cuomo, the brother of New York’s Governor :

“Please, show me where it says protesters are supposed to be polite and peaceful.”

The worst-run cities will pay a huge price for this indecision when rioters finally leave but shoppers and merchants don’t come back.

But like most things in this increasingly messy world, the big-city mayor story is way more complicated (and maybe more sympathetic) than it seems at first glance.

Aug 04 04:04

"Blood-Chilling" Or Just A Tweet? Debunking The Coup d'Trump

Below is my column in the Hill newspaper on the continued speculation over President Donald Trump delaying or cancelling the 2020 election. This conspiracy theory first appeared shortly after Trump’s election and became the rage when Vice President Joe Biden predicted that Trump would try to halt the election (and try to steal the election through the Postal Service). Despite the overheated coverage, Trump did not try to delay the election. He cannot delay the election. He asked a question of whether it should be delay, which Congress can legally do.

However, as I said immediately after the tweet, it is a question that is politically absurd and legally unfounded. However, the only thing more ridiculous was the response to this eleven-word question. It is all part of the panic disorder that seems triggered by Trump tweets on a daily basis.

Aug 04 04:03

Records Of Prince Andrew's Location On Night Of Molestation Destroyed By Police

According to a former member of the Royal guard who worked on Prince Andrew’s security detail, The London Metropolitan Police have destroyed evidence that could have revealed where Prince Andrew was on the night that he is accused of having sex with a teenager that was being trafficked by Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell.

Aug 04 04:03

Retail Rent Drops 15.3% in NYC:

Aug 04 04:02

EXCLUSIVE: Police bodycam footage shows moment-by-moment arrest of George Floyd for the first time - from terror on his face when officer points gun at his head, sobbing before he's shoved into squad car and begging to breathe as his life drains away

Bodycam footage from two cops accused in the murder of George Floyd is revealed exclusively today — and it shows a rookie officer terrifying Floyd by pointing a handgun at his head and another callously picking a pebble from the squad car tire just inches from the dying man and seconds before he draws his last breath.

Aug 04 04:02

Catholic priest who told congregants 'not to be afraid' of coronavirus tests positive and more than 250 people who attended his Washington D.C. church are told to quarantine

A Catholic priest who told congregants 'not to be afraid' of COVID-19 has tested positive for the virus.
Monsignor Charles Pope, 58, of Holy Comforter St. Cyprian Church in Washington, D.C. was rushed to the hospital July 27 with high fever. A rapid diagnostic test subsequently confirmed that he contracted the disease.

Aug 04 03:56

Revealed: 80% of new Covid-19 cases in one part of Greater Manchester are among white people as local health boss warns of 'complacent middle class'

Eleanor Roaf, the director of public health in Trafford, made the claims
But she warned most cases in Trafford were in the 'nice leafy suburbs'
She suspects young people are catching the virus after going out to pubs
They are then spreading the coronavirus to their parents in small households

Aug 04 03:55

Female primary school teacher is sacked over affair with pupil's father and string of 'inappropriate' relationships with other parents

A primary school has been sacked from her position over an affair with a pupil's father and a string of 'inappropriate' relationships with other parents.

Aug 04 03:35

Georgia's largest school district orders teachers to report to school despite remote learning and 260 employees have tested positive or been exposed to COVID-19 and will be 'excluded' from work, days before school year starts

Nearly 300 employees with Georgia’s largest school district have tested positive for COVID-19 or been exposed to the virus.
The Gwinnett County School District will not return to in-person classes and will instead reopen with online learning for the school year starting August 12.

Aug 04 03:34

LAPD releases video showing protester shot in head with 'less-lethal' round

A protester had his hands raised when Los Angeles police shot him in the head with a "less-lethal projectile" during a May demonstration, body camera videos released Friday show.

Aug 04 03:34

Off-duty Georgia officer tazed while resisting arrest, deputies say

Deputies had to use a stun gun to take an off-duty Georgia police officer into custody early Saturday morning.

Aug 04 03:32

Ex-EastEnders star Katie Jarvis 'is arrested following a drunken pub fight in Essex during which she racially abused a group of black women' and announced 'I'm a famous actress!'

Mother-of-two, 29, was allegedly involved in fight on Friday night in Southend
Video saw five black women scuffling with a white woman on the seafront
Woman allegedly said 'f***ing black c***' and yelled 'f*** Black Lives Matter'

Aug 04 03:32

DB Cooper ransom money found buried in sand along Columbia River had fallen into the water months after infamous skyjacking, scientist claims - adding new mystery to the 49-year-old cold case

A new clue may have been unearthed in the infamous 49-year-old cold case of skyjacker DB Cooper thanks to new analysis

Aug 04 03:31

Cuomo labels federal COVID-19 response the 'worst government blunder in modern history' and criticizes Texas and Florida - where cases are spiking - for not taking the pandemic seriously

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday slammed the federal government's response to the COVID-19 pandemic as the 'worst government blunder in modern history' and said states like Florida and Texas were foolish to follow the advice coming from the Trump administration.

Aug 04 03:24

Data map shows 60% of US counties are seeing an 'uncontrollable spread' of COVID-19 cases - as Dr Deborah Birx warns infections are 'extraordinarily widespread' in cities and rural areas

Data map shows 60% of US counties are seeing an 'uncontrollable spread' of COVID-19 cases - as Dr Deborah Birx warns infections are 'extraordinarily widespread' in cities and rural areas

Aug 04 03:14

Why Energy Demand Is Plummeting In The U.S.