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Aug 11 05:57

College football players declare '#WeWantToPlay' amid reports the season could be canceled

College football players are pushing a viral campaign declaring "#WeWantToPlay" as numerous reports circulated Monday warning that the entire season could be scrapped due to concerns over COVID-19.

What are the details?
ESPN reported that on Sunday night, a dozen players from all five major conferences released a video in solidarity calling for the season to go on, while also stating that "players should have the chance to opt out of the upcoming football season and that they should be guaranteed another year of eligibility whether they play this season or not."

Aug 11 05:56

Glenn Beck dismantles the mainstream media’s new narrative in interview with Tucker Carlson

Fox News host Tucker Carlson appeared to be surprised by Glenn Beck's comments as he dismantled an attempt by Democrats and their media allies to resurrect the Russian election interference narrative for 2020.

The talk radio personality and TheBlaze founder appeared Monday on Carlson's Fox News show to discuss the accusations from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and others that Russia is trying to intervene in the 2020 election.

Aug 11 05:51

Support for trans women using single-sex spaces including toilets and refuges drops - but most people believe they are NOT transphobic

The number of Britons who feel comfortable with transgender women using female bathrooms and refuges has fallen by up to 10 per cent, new research has revealed.

Aug 11 05:46

Donald Trump lashes out at Republican Ben Sasse for slamming his executive orders on coronavirus bailout as 'unconstitutional slop' calling Nebraska senator a 'RINO gone rogue'

Donald Trump bashed Ben Sasse on Monday as a 'rogue' Republican after the Nebraska senator called the president's flurry of executive orders 'unconstitutional slop.'

Aug 11 05:45

Ya think? (Cartoon)

Aug 11 05:44

Mauritians use home-made barriers of straw, tights and HAIR to try and stop 1,000-ton tanker oil spill destroying beach - amid fury at government that ignored wreck for TWO WEEKS and is trying to ban locals helping clean up

Mauritians were battling an oil spill with home-made barriers made from straw, pairs of tights and even human hair today as they race to contain an ecological catastrophe.

Aug 11 05:44

D. L. Hughley accuses Kanye West of being 'conveniently mentally ill'... as he questions how the troubled rapper can still run his billion-dollar Yeezy empire

Actor D. L. Hughley has weighed in on the well-being of Kanye West, saying that while he believes the rapper has clear issues, he has accused him of being 'conveniently mentally ill.'

Aug 11 05:43

Covid jobs bloodbath as number of people employed falls by 730,000 since lockdown with benefits claims hitting 2.7million - despite furlough scheme propping up millions of roles

The number of people employed fell by another 114,000 last month as coronavirus hammered the jobs market.
Some 730,000 fewer people are now on the payroll than in March before the country went into lockdown to combat the killer disease.


Aug 11 05:42

Seattle Police Chief Resigns After Democrat City Council Votes To Cut Police Budget

The dermatologist, whose real name is Dr. Sandra Lee, shared an expert tip for preventing maskne - acne caused by face masks - on her TikTok account
She explained that you can prevent blemishes caused by the protective face covering by spraying the inside with a salicylic acid-based product
The ingredient 'cleans out the oil and debris within your pores', she revealed
Since the beginning of the pandemic, there has been a huge increase in the number of people complaining about 'maskne'

Aug 11 05:32

Princes William and Harry are trying to mend 'hurtful' rift and 'make their way back to each other but it will take some time' Finding Freedom author claims - after the siblings fell out over Duke of Sussex's quick romance with Meghan

Carolyn Durand, co-author of Finding Freedom, a new biography about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, opened up about the brothers' relationship
She said that William and Harry's falling out is more about 'hurt' than 'anger'
Durand said that William expressed concerns to Harry about how quick his romance with Meghan was progressing and urged him to 'take some more time'

Aug 11 05:25

Sunspot the size of Mars is turning towards Earth and massive solar flares could affect radio communications, GPS and power grids

A massive sunspot observed on the sun is turning towards Earth and is expected to increase in size over the next few days.
The area, dubbed AR2770, has a 'primary dark core' the width of Mars and a number of crater-size 'spotlets' littering its surface.


Aug 11 05:19

Earth's nearest dwarf planet Ceres is a 'water world' that harbours a salty ocean beneath its cratered surface, NASA observations reveal

Ceres, the nearest dwarf planet to the Earth is a water world and could have a vast reservoir of salty water hidden under its surface, according to new research.

Aug 11 05:19

Seattle's first black female police chief RESIGNS in protest hours after city council voted to defund their police and cut 100 cops from the forceSeattle's chief of police has announced her resignation just hours after the City Council approved proposals

Seattle's chief of police has announced her resignation just hours after the City Council approved proposals on Monday that would reduce the police department by as many as 100 officers.

Aug 11 05:16

'We're coming for you': Mayor Lightfoot's warning to looters who ransacked Chicago in night of 'straight-up criminality' that saw 100 arrests and 13 cops injured

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot warned looters who ransacked the city that they are already being hunted by police who are reviewing HD security camera footage from the chaos which saw more than 100 arrests, attacks on 13 police officers and widespread unrest.


Aug 11 05:13

Powerful derecho storm wreaks havoc across the Midwest leaving 1.1M without power as 100mph winds blast beleaguered Chicago following looting across the city

A rare storm packing 100 mph winds has left more than 1.1million Americans without power across the Midwest as it caused widespread destruction with blown over trees, flipped vehicles, property damage and several severe weather warnings as it turned toward embattled Chicago.

Aug 11 05:13

Donald Trump considering blocking entry into the United States for U.S. citizens and legal residents returning from coronavirus hotspots

Donald Trump is considering a new proposal that would prevent U.S. citizens and legal residents from returning to the United States, if it is believed they may be infected with coronavirus.

Aug 11 05:12

Full uncensored footage of George Floyd's arrest including his harrowing final moments as an officer knelt on his neck are revealed in 30-minute-long police bodycam video


Aug 11 05:12

NASA shares image of red cyclones swirling on Jupiter's North Pole - but the internet says the planet looks like a 'pepperoni pizza'

NASA shared a detailed image of Jupiter, but viewers said it looks more like ‘a pepperoni pizza.’
The Juno spacecraft has been probing the massive planet since 2011 and recently sent back a picture of red swirling cyclones in the North Pole region.

Aug 11 05:11

Boys whose mothers suffer from depression while pregnant are more likely to be hyperactive and aggressive, study reveals

Boys whose mothers suffer from depression while pregnant are more likely to be hyperactive and aggressive, a study has revealed.
Researchers from Canada also found that children are more likely to develop depression by age 18 if their mothers suffered from prenatal depression.

Aug 11 05:05

Great stop sign add on! (Picture)

Aug 11 05:02

BLM in Georgetown last night



Lockerdome
Aug 11 04:59

WiFi Disconnected (Comic)

Aug 11 04:56

Black Lives Matter Protesters Shot At Black Wisconsin Police Officer At The Home Of His Girlfriend And Kids


Aug 11 04:53

Shocking video shows boy, 8, with special needs being HANDCUFFED at his elementary school while officers tell him 'you're going to jail' after he punched a teacher in the chest - as lawyer accuses cops of using 'scare straight' tactics

Harrowing video surfaced Monday from a 2018 incident where police officers attempted to handcuff a crying eight-year-old boy in his elementary school and told him he's going to jail.
Bodycamera footage from the December, 14, 2018 incident shows two cops in front of the sitting child, who reportedly has special needs, at Gerald Adams Elementary in Key West, Florida.

Aug 11 04:43

'Do I seem rattled?' Donald Trump's cool reaction after he is escorted out press conference by secret service as White House goes into lock-down over active shooter outside... but returns minutes later to reveal they SHOT suspect

President Donald Trump was abruptly escorted from his press conference on Monday less than five minutes after it began after a Secret Service agent shot a 51-year-old man who 'aggressively' approached the officer and said he had a weapon outside the White House.

Aug 11 04:41

NY AG Letitia James lied about her age for a decade (she's 61), supported 'phony' settlement deal for Harvey Weinstein's victims and had her sights set on NRA years ago when she called it a 'terror organization'

Letitia James called the National Rifle Association a 'terrorist organization' and promised to investigate it before she was even elected New York's Attorney General two years ago.


Aug 11 04:40

Chicago on edge: Black Lives Matter holds protest in support of looters as Windy City has quiet night following rampage - while Mayor Lightfoot DENIES claims 'lack of consequences' for thieves earlier in the summer encouraged the unrest

Black Lives Matter Chicago said early Monday's looting of stores was a form of 'reparations' as the group held a protest Monday night in support of the more than 100 people arrested after an evening of violence.

Aug 11 04:40

Donald Trump unveils new coronavirus task-force doctor who calls school closures 'hysteria' to rival Dr. Fauci - as president claims '1917 pandemic probably ended World War II'

President Donald Trump signaled a new shift in his public health posture to the coronavirus pandemic Monday at the White House when he announced the presence of Dr. Scott Atlas – who has warned of the costs of school closings.

Aug 11 04:40

Smash Mouth lead singer says 'F*** that COVID s***!' during packed concert at Sturgis after 250,000 rowdy bikers gathered in South Dakota for annual rally amid pandemic

The Sturgis motorcycle rally continued for its fourth day on Monday after a raucous concert on Sunday night, in which coronavirus concerns were laughed off by the lead singer and mask-less masses.

Aug 11 04:40

REVEALED: Top Chicago prosecutor Kim Foxx's office has dismissed more than 25,000 felony cases - including murders, shootings, sexual assaults and Jussie Smollett's 'hoax' attack

Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx has dismissed more than 25,000 felony cases - including many involving charges of murder and other serious crimes - in her first three years on the job, a new report shows.


Aug 11 04:29

China is increasing its military drills as tensions with US heat up

China is stepping up military drills around East Asia as a war of words with the United States heats up over Washington's military activities and the visit of a US cabinet secretary to Taiwan.

One Chinese think tank even says the People's Liberation Army (PLA) may consider live-fire exercises near the US island of Guam.

Beijing has stepped up the pace of its war games in recent weeks, after the US sent two aircraft carrier strike groups on rare dual-carrier exercises in the South China Sea twice in the month of July.

But the visit of US Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar to the self-governed island of Taiwan this week has added fuel to the smoldering tensions. Azar is the highest-ranking US official to visit the island -- which Beijing regards as Chinese territory -- in decades.

Azar's presence in Taipei is "a serious breach" of US commitments on Taiwan, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said Monday afternoon.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Chines Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Lijian, please be aware that "Health and Human Services" Secretary is no where near a "Secretary of Defense"; please, we all need to pull back from this cliff, and right the heck now!!

Aug 11 04:28

Explosives expert claims Beirut explosion that killed 160 was caused by burning military missiles - not ammonium nitrate – because the blast cloud was orange not yellow

An explosives expert has claimed the Beirut blast was caused by burning military missiles - not ammonium nitrate.

Aug 11 04:27

Outrage as LA cops are filmed aiming their guns at three black teenagers who called 911 after THEY were 'attacked by knife-wielding homeless man'

Police in LA County have come under fire after they were filmed aiming their guns at three black teenagers they had been called to protect after they were reportedly attacked by a knife-wielding homeless man.


Aug 11 04:27

Anti-bulling activist Lizzie Velasquez - who was once branded the 'world's ugliest woman' - pleads with parents to stop insensitive TikTok prank in which her face is used to scare kids

Anti-bullying activist Lizzie Velasquez has begged parents to stop insensitive TikTok prank in which they are showing their children pictures of her face to scare them, stressing that 'being kind to one another starts at home.'

Aug 11 04:26

THIRTY undocumented immigrants are found inside locked flatbed of a pickup truck after driver abandoned it on a residential driveway and fled

Agents from U.S. Customs and Border Protection rescued 30 undocumented Mexican immigrants from the locked flatbed of a pickup truck when its driver abandoned it on a residential driveway in Arizona.

Aug 11 04:26

Donald Trump teases his OWN Gettysburg address as venue to accept Republican nomination - after defending Confederate flags and names on bases

President Donald Trump on Monday teased giving his own Gettysburg address by using the site of the famous Civil War battle field to give his acceptance speech for the Republican National Convention.

Aug 11 04:26

Kamala Harris’ ex-lover Willie Brown tells her to REFUSE Joe Biden’s VP nomination and gun for attorney general role instead because it has ‘real power’

The former mayor of San Francisco has advised Senator Kamala Harris to reject the role of Vice President if Joe Biden offers it to her.



Pixfuture
Aug 11 04:25

That's not antivirus! Eccentric tech tycoon John McAfee claims he's been arrested in Norway for wearing a lacy THONG on his face instead of a mask

Tech tycoon John McAfee has apparently been arrested in Norway because he refused to put a medically-certified face covering over his thong mask.

Aug 11 04:24

Antonio Banderas, 60, tests positive for coronavirus in Malaga on his 60th birthday just days after celebrating his girlfriend turning 39 as Spain battles 'second wave'

Antonio Banderas has tested positive for coronavirus in Malaga on his 60th birthday, he announced today.
Banderas, who is best known for his roles in Desperado and The Mask of Zorro, announced his diagnosis on social media and revealed that he was experiencing symptoms of fatigue.

August 10, 2020

Aug 10 14:19

US-China relations: America is looking to outgun PLA in Indo-Pacific, observers say

US Army Chief of Staff James McConville said at a recent online event hosted by the Centre for Strategic and International Studies, a Washington-based think tank, he was making “long-range precision fire” his top priority and was looking at options for basing such weapons systems in the Indo-Pacific as part of America’s deterrence strategy.

The changes “will allow us to overmatch” potential adversaries like China and Russia, he said, adding the move would also include “establishing joint all-domain task forces”.

McConville’s comments came after US Marine Corps commander General David Berger said in March in his “Force Design 2030” plan he wanted to reduce the role of marines in ground warfare and leave the bulk of that responsibility to regular troops.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It is obvious that there are those in power in this country who are just trigger happy enough - and vile enough - to magically believe that another world war would magically resolve all of the US's economic problems, which it will not.

This country doesn't have the money; the troop strength; the manufacturing; or the weaponry to pursue a successful conclusion to a war against China. And such a war will not resolve those situations, only exacerbate them.

Aug 10 14:09

The Jakarta Method: How The U.S. Used Mass Murder To Beat Communism

Indonesia was considered especially crucial during the 1960s as one of the leading non-aligned countries with the largest communist party outside the USSR and China. U.S. officials saw it as a “prize” far more valuable than South Vietnam, and in 1965-66 it was violently yanked into the U.S. orbit by mass murder. The Indonesian military under Suharto and its auxiliaries carried out mass killings against communists and suspected communists, and they murdered up to one million innocent people for nothing more than their presumed political affiliations.


Aug 10 14:05

Germany Pullout: Esper Says Troops are Moving Closer to Russia

President Trump’s plan to withdraw about 12,000 troops from Germany has received enormous backlash from Congress and the media. The common criticism is that the move is a “gift” to Russian President Vladimir Putin. But that argument ignores the fact that about half of the troops that are leaving Germany are moving closer to Russia’s border.

In an interview with Fox News, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said the troop movement will “deter” Russia. “We are moving many troops further east, closer to Russia’s border, to deter them,” Esper said. The Pentagon chief took the line of argument President Trump is making and said Germany is not paying its “fair share.”

Esper also pointed out that despite the drawdown from 36,000 to 24,000 troops, Germany will still host more US military personnel than any other NATO ally. “It is collective security, it is about our collective responsibility to stand up to the Russians.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Forgive me, Secretary Esper, but from WHAT are the US troops "deterring Russia", and why do we have to "stand up to them"?!?

Considering the massive expense of these deployments, how in the world are they actually benefiting Americans going about their daily business of life?!?

Aug 10 14:05

Germany Pullout: Esper Says Troops are Moving Closer to Russia

President Trump’s plan to withdraw about 12,000 troops from Germany has received enormous backlash from Congress and the media. The common criticism is that the move is a “gift” to Russian President Vladimir Putin. But that argument ignores the fact that about half of the troops that are leaving Germany are moving closer to Russia’s border.

In an interview with Fox News, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said the troop movement will “deter” Russia. “We are moving many troops further east, closer to Russia’s border, to deter them,” Esper said. The Pentagon chief took the line of argument President Trump is making and said Germany is not paying its “fair share.”

Esper also pointed out that despite the drawdown from 36,000 to 24,000 troops, Germany will still host more US military personnel than any other NATO ally. “It is collective security, it is about our collective responsibility to stand up to the Russians.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Forgive me, Secretary Esper, but from WHAT are the US troops "deterring Russia", and why do we have to "stand up to them"?!?

Considering the massive expense of these deployments, how in the world are they actually benefiting Americans going about their daily business of life?!?

Aug 10 13:57

Chaos In Chicago: Bridges Raised To Prevent Gun-Toting Looters Getting Downtown

Hundreds of 'mostly peaceful protesters' swept through the Magnificent Mile and other parts of downtown Chicago early Monday, smashing windows, looting stores, confronting police and at one point exchanging gunfire with officers, authorities said.

As The Chicago Tribune reports, officers had stopped several people on Lake Street near Michigan Avenue when shots were fired from a passing car around 4:30 a.m., nearly five hours into the widespread vandalism, according to police spokesman Tom Ahern.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Looks as though the rule of law has completely broken down in this city; the question is, how is its mayor going to bring it back, if she wants no Federal police there?!?

Aug 10 13:52

China Mobilizes Invasion Craft On Coast Near Taiwan As Top US Official Arrives In Taipei: Report

fter Beijing officials have repeatedly charged Washington with violating the decades-long status quo "One China policy", and amid ratcheting tensions over Taiwan given the highest-level meeting between Washington and the self-ruled island in decades is currently taking place with Health and Human Services secretary Alex Azar meeting government officials in Taipei Monday, the region is on edge after satellite images showing a significant Chinese military build-up near the island have reportedly emerged.

The New Zealand Herald reports the alarming development that "satellite images reportedly show amphibious armored vehicles and mobile missile launchers massing at military bases near the island nation."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

President Trump, a word, please; this is the utterly wrong cage to be rattling at this point right before an election cycle.

And to the Chinese government; President Xi, this guy is the Health and Human Services Director; not the Joint Chiefs of Staff!!



Taboola
Aug 10 11:44

Nearly 50% of all smartphones affected by Qualcomm Snapdragon bugs

Several security vulnerabilities found in Qualcomm's Snapdragon chip Digital Signal Processor (DSP) chip could allow attackers to take control of more than 40% of all smartphones without user interaction, spy on their users, and create un-removable malware capable of evading detection.

DSPs are system-on-chip units are used for audio signal and digital image processing, and telecommunications, in consumer electronics including TVs and mobile devices.

Despite their complexity and the number of new features and capabilities DSP chips can add to any device, unfortunately, they also introduce new weak points and expand the devices' attack surface.

The vulnerable DSP chip "can be found in nearly every Android phone on the planet, including high-end phones from Google, Samsung, LG, Xiaomi, OnePlus, and more," according to Check Point researchers who found these vulnerabilities.

Aug 10 11:38

UK hospital denied intensive care treatment to over half its coronavirus patients

“First, do no harm” is the most iconic – if not, the most important – maxim in the medical profession. But a leading hospital in London not only failed to uphold these principles, but it also imposed treatment limitations on over half of its COVID-19 patients at the height of the pandemic.

King’s College Hospital, one of the largest teaching hospitals in London, had do-not-resuscitate orders in place for COVID-19 patients, reports the Daily Mail, and even barred them from receiving intensive care treatment. The report revealed that only 18 percent of patients, or less than one in five people, were admitted to King’s intensive care unit. Even worse, a total of 61 percent of COVID-19 patients admitted to King’s had treatment limitations placed on them. This meant that over half of patients admitted to hospital for COVID-19 did not have access to potentially life-saving treatments.

Aug 10 11:19

Lebanese PM Hassan Diab announces resignation of entire government amid protests triggered by Beirut explosion

Lebanese PM Hassan Diab has officially announced the resignation of his entire government following days of protests sparked by the catastrophic explosion which levelled parts of Beirut last week.
Earlier, Health Minister Hamad Hassan confirmed to reporters that the resignation would be imminent.

Addressing the nation on Monday evening, Diab said he was with the people calling for responsibility for the "crime." Diab said the explosion was the result of endemic corruption.

I thought I could remedy this [corruption], but it is larger than the state and systemic...Therefore I announce the resignation of this government

Aug 10 11:12

Harvey Weinstein pleads with prosecutors NOT to extradite him from New York to LA for upcoming sex crimes trial as he fears he may contract COVID-19 again because California's jail system is rife with virus

Harvey Weinstein will fight being extradited from his New York jail cell to Los Angeles for a sexual assault trial amid fears he may contract COVID-19 again
The shamed former Hollywood mogul is currently serving a 23-year sentence in the Wende Correctional Facility in upstate New York
The LA District Attorney’s Office has requested Weinstein be extradited to LA as he’s set to go on trial for a second time for five other felony sex crime charges
Weinstein’s lawyer, Norman Effman, told TMZ that the move would put his client's health at serious risk because COVID-19 cases are rife
The virus has killed 52 inmates and sickened more than 8,700 others in the state
In LA, the former Miramax chief faces five felony charges, including sexual battery by restraint, forcible rape and sexual penetration by use of force
Adding to his woes, Weinstein was hit with a new lawsuit in New York on Friday by a woman who says he sexually assaulted her multiple times across nine years

Aug 10 11:08

Nancy Pelosi "China would prefer Joe Biden".

Aug 10 11:07

Ex-husband, 40, is charged with kidnapping after 'he was seen forcing his mother-of-three ex-wife, 37, into a rented SUV' before she was found dead in a Texas field 24 hours later

Melissa Banda, 37, was reportedly kidnapped Thursday by Richard Ford, 40, and her lifeless body was found just a day later in a rural stretch of Hidalgo County
Ford was arrested late Thursday shortly after witnesses dialed 911 at 3:49pm to report they had observed Banda’s ex-husband forcing her into an SUV
Banda had a protective order against Ford and she accused him of violating that order on June 30 when he allegedly called her
Ford was charged with aggravated kidnapping by McAllen police and his bond was set at $2.5 million ahead of a slated arraignment Monday
Banda and Ford were married in July 2008 but it's unclear when they divorced
The Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office is still investigating Banda's death

Aug 10 10:48

Federal Election Commissioner: ‘Substantial Chance’ There Will Be No Results On Election Night

The head of the Federal Elections Commission on Monday warned that there is a “substantial chance” the final outcome of the presidential election may not be known on election night.

Aug 10 06:29

The NATO Conquest Of Eastern Europe

Authored by 'G2 Mil' via The Duran,

General Dwight Eisenhower was the first NATO supreme allied commander.

After assuming that post in 1951, General Eisenhower wrote about NATO’s goal:

“If in 10 years, all American troops stationed in Europe for national defense purposes have not been returned to the United States, then this whole project will have failed.”

It did fail because seven decades later, long after the Soviet Union dissolved, NATO still exists with thousands of American troops deployed throughout Europe.

The Warsaw Pact was disbanded in 1991 as Soviet troops withdrew from Eastern Europe. The American empire exploited this peace to expand NATO and absorb former Warsaw Pact nations and even former Soviet republics while deploying NATO forces to Russia’s borders.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So the logical question must be asked; with all the millions and billions these deployments cost the US government, as to why these deployments still exist, and is there a really intelligent reason for them?!?

Aug 10 06:24

Defiant Erdogan Says Turkey Has Resumed Mediterranean Gas Exploration & Drilling

While over a week ago it was looking as if Turkey might back down on its ambitious oil and gas exploration aims in the eastern Mediterranean amidst global pressure, especially coming from the EU and US, President Erdogan is defiant once again, announcing Friday the resumption of energy exploration work that Greece and Cyprus says violates their territorial waters.

Emerging from Friday prayers at Hagia Sophia - which Turkey recently declared a mosque (in another shot aimed at Greece) - Erdogan said: "We have started drilling work again," and added, "I don’t think we are obligated to talk to those who do not have rights in the areas of maritime powers.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The question here, is not if Greece will retaliate, potentially militarily; the question is, how, and when, will it respond militarily.

IF I am viewing this correctly, I would suggest that the world will not have to wait until mid-Fall to see the shape, and scope, of Greece's response.

Aug 10 06:21

No Confidence? EU Should Reinvent Itself Now Before the Inevitable Rot Sets In

Authored by Martin Jay via The Strategic Culture Foundation,

The EU is facing a crisis like never before. Even its own fanatic supporters are talking about an end game after recent concessions over a corona rescue plan have exposed how little grip Brussels has left. It’s all hidden in the small print.

A big sticking point is fisheries of course. France is putting huge pressure on Michel Barnier to negotiate something for the French. Before joining the EU, Britain had more or less a monopoly of the seas surrounding its shores – which it lost when it joined the European Union with now other countries fishing six times more fish than the UK. The trade deal itself also has a number of difficult areas which neither side wants to concede.

Aug 10 06:17

The Days Of Tracking Robinhood Data Are Now Officially Over

For years, the website RobinTrack.net has been doing a great job of mining RobinHood's data to provide raw data and a visualization of which stocks the users of the retail brokerage have been holding and disposing of on a daily basis.

RobinTrack.net has been a wonderful way to keep an eye on exactly what stocks the bagholder crowd have been rushing into on a daily basis, providing insight into the hysteria of retail daytraders, allowing hedge funds to likely frontrun the data and providing opportunities for short sellers looking for ideas.

But those days appear to be all but over.

On Friday, CNBC reported that the brokerage will no longer display how many of its users hold a certain stock. In addition it is going to be taking down its public API data that allows other sites, like RobinTrack.net, to source its data for visualization and analysis purposes.

Aug 10 06:13

China Slaps Retaliatory Sanctions On Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio & Other China Hawks

In retaliation for Washington slapping sanctions on Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam, along with several mainland officials, China on Monday has slapped sanctions on ten American lawmakers - all Republicans - over their support for the Trump Administration's decision to strip Hong Kong of its "special status" and America's hectoring of Chinese (and HK) officials over their support for the new Beijing-imposed national security law.

Critics, including the US, UK and most western Democracies, have accused Beijing of willfully violating international law by imposing these "illegal" changes to the HK Basic Law, a UN-registered international treaty. Now, Beijing is accusing the US of foreign meddling in Hong Kong.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These sanctions are more for show than anything else, to make it appear that Beijing is actually "doing something" to respond to the sanctions against it, which are also more for show than anything tangible.

Aug 10 06:10

Hong Kong Police Arrest Media Mogul Jimmy Lai; Shares Of Pro-Democracy Paper Soar 300%

Mark your calendars, because critics of the CCP are saying that Hong Kong's press freedom officially died on Monday.

In what appears to be the most high-profile usage of Hong Kong's new national security law to crack down on Hong Kong civil society for allegedly "colluding with foreign governments" - ie trying to preserve the press freedoms promised by 'the Basic Law' - Hong Kong police on Monday arrested Jimmy Lai, a high-profile Hong Kong media mogul and a holder of joint Hong Kong-British citizenship.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It will be interesting to see if the UK makes any attempt to "rescue" this guy: my bet would be, not at all.

Aug 10 05:37

Is Jill Biden Running For President? Jill Does In-Person Interview with CBS as Feeble Joe Hides in His Basement (VIDEO)

Is Jill Biden running for President?
Jill Biden did an in-person interview with CBS Sunday Morning with host Rita Braver.

Aug 10 05:36

Bill Barr on Democrat Party Resistance: “They Were Trying to Impeach him from Day One – They’ve Shredded the Norms” (VIDEO)

Attorney General Bill Barr was Mark Levin’s guest on Life, Liberty and Levin on Sunday night.

Aug 10 05:30

Seattle: Antifa Terrorists Burn American Flag, Harass Police Officers, Assault a Woman and Reporter (VIDEO)

Antifa-BLM terrorists showed up to a pro-police rally in Seattle on Sunday.

Aug 10 05:30

Security Guard Shot in Chicago as Mass Looting and Mayhem Overwhelms Police

A security guard has reportedly been shot in Chicago as widespread violent rioting and looting overwhelmed the city.

Aug 10 05:25

Market Crash September 2020

Aug 10 05:21

Top Lebanese politician's bodyguard is spotted firing LIVE rounds at protesters as fury over explosion that killed 160 threatens to spark a revolution

The personal bodyguard of top Lebanese official Nabih Berry was seen firing rounds at protesters as fury over the Beirut explosion threatens to spark a revolution.
Sporting jeans and a black top, the bodyguard pointed a firearm at swarms of demonstrators yesterday afternoon and shot rounds over their heads.

Aug 10 05:19

Terrifying moment giant rocks suddenly tumble down a mountain and crashes into a busy road in China

Shocking footage shows the stones collapsing and rolling down the mountain
The huge rocks then smashed into a stream of cars on a highway road in Sichuan
Three people suffered minor injuries and no deaths were reported by authorities

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