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On Oct. 12, 2020, Fox News agreed to pay millions of dollars to the family of a murdered Democratic National Committee staff member, implicitly acknowledging what saner minds knew long ago: that the network had repeatedly hyped a false claim that the young staff member, Seth Rich, was involved in leaking D.N.C. emails during the 2016 presidential campaign. (Russian intelligence officers, in fact, had hacked and leaked the emails.)
Fox’s decision to settle with the Rich family came just before its marquee hosts, Lou Dobbs and Sean Hannity, were set to be questioned under oath in the case, a potentially embarrassing moment. And Fox paid so much that the network didn’t have to apologize for the May 2017 story on FoxNews.com.
But there was one curious provision that Fox insisted on: The settlement had to be kept secret for a month — until after the Nov. 3 election. The exhausted plaintiffs agreed.
Why did Fox care about keeping the Rich settlement secret for the final month of the Trump re-election campaign? Why was it important to the company, which calls itself a news organization, that one of the biggest lies of the Trump era remain unresolved for that period? Was Fox afraid that admitting it was wrong would incite the president’s wrath? Did network executives fear backlash from their increasingly radicalized audience, which has been gravitating to other conservative outlets?
Fox News and its lawyer, Joe Terry, declined to answer that question when I asked last week. And two people close to the case, who shared details of the settlement with me, were puzzled by that provision, too.
... China is likely to have been the only large economy to grow last year as it rebounded from COVID lockdowns.
While much of the world struggles with the resurgent coronavirus, and the economic pain it is bringing, China has recorded a positive growth rate for 2020, likely making it the only large economy to do so.
But with many of its export markets now facing renewed restrictions as their COVID-19 cases rise, some analysts have predicted China may not be able to sustain the rapid rebound it posted late last year.
For the whole of 2020, gross domestic product (GDP) expanded by 2.3 percent compared with 2019, according to China’s National Bureau of Statistics, faster than the 1.9 percent growth rate projected by the International Monetary Fund in its October 2020 forecast.
After the virus emerged in the central Chinese city of Wuhan in late 2019, it quickly spread, forcing authorities to lock down much of the country and its economy.
GDP shrank by 6.8 percent in the first quarter of last year compared with the same period in 2019, but as lockdowns were lifted, it rebounded by 3.2 percent in the second quarter. It accelerated to 4.9 percent and then 6.5 percent in the third and fourth quarters of 2020 respectively.
The fourth quarter growth rate exceeded the median forecast of 6.1 percent in a poll of economists carried out by the Reuters news agency. Breaking News: Aleksei Navalny was detained in Moscow after returning from Germany for the first time since his poisoning. The Kremlin had promised to detain him upon arrival.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/17/world/europe/navalny-russia-return.html "Q" is "Tim The Cannibal".
A Partly Jewish, Pro Israeli, Pro Zionist British Ex Spec Ops Soldier.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4772386/Former-British-soldier-fought-against-ISIS-Syria.html TheDonald.Win has been identified by law enforcement and analysts as an important online staging platform for the storming of the U.S. Capitol that federal prosecutors are investigating as a seditious act and President-Elect Biden characterized as domestic terrorism. Recent posts on the forum viewed by the Journal have included further calls for violence, including a threat to kill House Speaker Nancy Pelosi about which the FBI was informed, according to people familiar with the matter.
Robert Davis, senior vice president of Epik Inc., told The Wall Street Journal his firm warned TheDonald.Win it might be dropped within days if it fails to better cull what he said are discussions glorifying violence, propagating white supremacy and fomenting extremism.
The owner of the domain TheDonald.Win, Jody Williams, said he has been trying for months to purge a surging tide of violent, racist and anti-Semitic postings, an effort he said has triggered multiple daily death threats from censored posters against him and his family. Mr. Williams said a small cluster of the site’s most powerful moderators—including one who controls its code—have thwarted his efforts to rein in such content even as it grew over the last 10 months.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/pro-trump-discussion-board-faces-possible-shutdown-over-violent-racist-posts-11610819176 Jack Ma, the richest man in China, makes his first public appearance after having been missing from public view for months
https://www.outlookindia.com/website/story/world-news-china-likely-to-nationalise-alibaba-and-ant-group-headed-by-jack-ma-reports/370226 I'm not even sure if they read the book first.
>PORTLAND, Ore - Powell's Books responded to criticism regarding the release of a controversial book.
>Protesters gathered outside their flagship store on West Burnside Street Monday after it was noted that Powell's would continue to sell Andy Ngo's new book.
>Ngo, a conservative writer from Portland, has made headlines in the past for covering protesters and documenting the unrest in the Rose City. As his new book is slated to be released by Hachette Book Group, a protest was held outside the Powell's Books location in the Pearl District.
>KATU crews at the scene spoke to several people in the crowd, many who said they felt the book was "racist" and that the book shop was supporting racism.
>Powell's responded to the criticism on Monday, saying that they will not be promoting the book or carrying it in their shops, but they will be selling the book in their online catalogue, citing their commitment to free speech.
https://katu.com/news/local/powells-books-responds-after-protest-planned-over-book-release On Thursday the Washington Post reported that “dozens” of people who are currently on the FBI’s Terrorist Screening Database were in Washington D.C. to participate in the January 6 coup. An unnamed source told the Post that many are suspected white supremacists who had previously been entered into the database following prior interactions with state agents or informants.
The revelation that the domestic intelligence agencies knew that neo-Nazis and fascists were going to be in D.C. further exposes the lying claims of figures such as Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy, who stated the day after the coup that “no intelligence” suggested a threat to the Capitol. There is no doubt that hundreds of people within the sprawling military-intelligence apparatus were aware of who was going to be at the rally and what their intentions were.
Another unnamed official told the Post that some of the individuals suspected of having taken part in the coup were current and former police and military members as well as “senior business executives and middle-aged business owners.”
The leaking of the investigation to the Post points to the raging conflict within the state, substantial sections of which knowingly withheld intelligence information and additional security resources in order to facilitate President Donald Trump’s attempted putsch. So far the Justice Department and the FBI have announced charges against at least 70 individuals and have identified 170 people, a fraction of the thousands who descended on the Capitol, in the hopes of overturning the election.
https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/01/15/poli-j15.html Donald Trump Won’t Attend Biden’s Inauguration. So How Will He Leave Washington
https://www.defenseone.com/policy/2021/01/donald-trump-wont-attend-bidens-inauguration-so-how-will-he-leave-washington/171330/ Hold the traitors accountable.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A majority of the U.S. House has voted to impeach President Donald Trump for a second time, just a week after he encouraged loyalists to “fight like hell” against election results — a speech that was followed by a mob of his supporters storming the U.S. Capitol. The House vote on an article of impeachment for “incitement of insurrection” was still underway Wednesday afternoon.
During debate before the vote, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked Republicans and Democrats to “search their souls.” Trump would be the first American president to be impeached twice.
Trump “must go,” Pelosi said. “He is a clear and present danger to the nation we all love.”
Actual removal seems unlikely before the Jan. 20 inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. A spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the Republican leader would not agree to bring the chamber back immediately, all but ensuring a Senate trial could not begin at least until Jan. 19.
Still, McConnell did not rule out voting to convict Trump in the event of a trial. In a note to his fellow Republican senators just before the House was to begin voting, he said he is undecided.
“While the press has been full of speculation, I have not made a final decision on how I will vote and I intend to listen to the legal arguments when they are presented to the Senate,” McConnell wrote.
In the House, the momentum for action has been unstoppable.
The impeachment proceedings came one week after a violent, pro-Trump mob breached the U.S. Capitol, sending lawmakers into hiding and revealing the fragility of the nation’s history of peaceful transfers of power. The riot has also forced a reckoning among some Republicans, who have stood by Trump throughout his presidency and largely allowed him to spread false attacks against the integrity of the 2020 election. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jan/16/nra-donor-bankruptcy-dave-dellaquila-wayne-lapierre
Major NRA donor to challenge gun group's bankruptcy over alleged fraud
Complaint could stop top NRA executives from discharging a substantial portion of the organisation’s debts
A major donor to the National Rifle Association is poised to challenge key aspects of the gun group’s bankruptcy filing, in an attempt to hold executives accountable for allegedly having defrauded their members of millions of dollars to support their own lavish lifestyles.
Dave Dell’Aquila, a former tech company boss who has donated more than $100,000 to the NRA, told the Guardian on Saturday he was preparing to lodge a complaint in US bankruptcy court in Dallas, Texas. If successful, it could stop top NRA executives discharging a substantial portion of the organisation’s debts.
NRA files for bankruptcy and seeks to incorporate in Texas
It could also stop Wayne LaPierre, the NRA’s controversial longtime chief executive, avoiding ongoing lawsuits that allege he defrauded the pro-gun group’s members to pay for luxury travel to the Bahamas and Europe and high-end Zegna suits.
LaPierre has denied the allegations of financial impropriety, insisting in a letter to NRA members that the group is “well-governed, financially solvent and committed to good governance”.
Dell’Aquila’s complaint, likely to be brought within the next few weeks, would use a provision of the bankruptcy code to prevent the NRA from sidestepping more than $60m of debt on grounds it was improperly incurred. The law stipulates that debts acquired through malfeasance can be deemed by the court to be an exception to bankruptcy arrangements. https://www.justice.gov/usao-or/pr/beavercreek-man-arrested-charged-after-firing-handgun-hatfield-federal-courthouse
PORTLAND, Ore.—A Beavercreek, Oregon man has been arrested and charged for discharging a firearm into the Hatfield Federal Courthouse on January 8, 2021, announced U.S. Attorney Billy J. Williams.
Cody Melby, 39, has been charged by criminal complaint with destruction of government property.
According to the complaint, at approximately 7:35pm on January 8, Melby allegedly jumped over a security fence at the Hatfield Courthouse and, using a 9mm handgun, fired several rounds into the building’s exterior. Two courthouse security officers exited the building and approached Melby after observing him on a closed-circuit security camera. Melby told the officers he had a gun and the officers placed him in handcuffs without further incident.
Federal Protective Service officers dispatched to the scene located five spent 9mm bullet casings, three spent bullets, three bullet holes in plywood affixed to the building’s stone columns, and damage to the metal soffit above the building’s main entrance.
Melby will make his first appearance in federal court today before a U.S. Magistrate Judge in Portland.
This case is being investigated by the Federal Protective Service and FBI. It is being prosecuted by Paul Maloney, Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon.
Criminal complaints are only accusations of a crime, and a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/appellate-court-agrees-government-supervised-injection-sites-are-illegal-under-federal-law
>Appellate Court Agrees with Government that Supervised Injection Sites are Illegal under Federal Law; Reverses District Court Ruling
In a precedential opinion, the Third Circuit ruled yesterday that it is a federal crime to open a supervised injection site or “consumption room” for illegal drug use. Local nonprofit Safehouse planned to open the nation’s first such consumption room in the City of Philadelphia, where individuals would be invited to inject heroin and use other drugs under supervision. But the Third Circuit ruled that doing so “will break the law” because Safehouse knows and intends that visitors to its consumption room will have a significant purpose of using illegal drugs. In agreeing with the government’s interpretation of the Controlled Substances Act, the Court explained that, “[t]hough the opioid crisis may call for innovative solutions, local innovations may not break federal law.”
“The Court’s decision re-affirms that ‘safe’ injection sites are a violation of federal law,” said Acting Attorney General Jeffrey A. Rosen. “The Department supports efforts to curb the opioid crisis ravaging this country, but injection sites are not the solution. There are more productive ways to address drug abuse, and today’s ruling by the Third Circuit has confirmed that these sites are illegal and therefore not the answer.” China is throwing up instant hospitals again to deal with its latest surge of COVID-19 patients.
A 1,500-room hospital to treat people with the coronavirus was finished Saturday after just five days of construction. The hospital is one of six with a total of 6,500 rooms being built in Nangong, south of Beijing in Hebei province, The Associated Press reported. Another 3,000-room hospital is under construction in Shijiazhuang, the capital of the Hebei province.
After largely containing the virus that emerged in the central city of Wuhan in December 2019, China is seeing a new wave of infections that it apparently expects to get worse. A total of 645 people are currently being treated in Nangong, the state-run Xinhua News Agency said. Virus clusters were also found in Beijing and other provinces.
The speed at which the new hospitals are being built echoes the six-day effort that built several hospitals in Wuhan last January and February.
The government said the latest cases are spreading unusually fast, and blamed the latest surge on infected people or goods from abroad. “It is harder to handle,” a government statement said, according to The Independent. “Community transmission already has happened when the epidemic is found, so it is difficult to prevent.”
Also Saturday, the city government of Beijing said travelers arriving in the Chinese capital from abroad would be required to undergo an additional week of “medical monitoring” after a 14-day quarantine but gave no details.
Nationwide, the Health Commission reported 130 new confirmed cases in the 24 hours through midnight Friday. It said 90 of those were in Hebei. Russia has dismissed the United States' latest bout of trying to link the al-Qaeda terrorist group and Iran without providing any proof as "absolutely" groundless.
"This is absolutely unsubstantiated and unreasonable. There is absolutely no information" supporting such a claim, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Zamir Kabulov said in a statement on Wednesday, Russia's Sputnik news agency reported.
On Tuesday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who has established himself as the most radical anti-Iran official within US President Donald Trump's now-outgoing administration, called Iran the terrorist group's "new home base" without producing any evidence. He made the remarks as part of, what he called, publicizing "declassified US intelligence," which â€” as in the case of Washington's other claims against Tehran â€” surprisingly lacked all "declassified proof."
https://www.globalsecurity.org/security/library/news/2021/01/sec-210113-presstv02.htm >Emails from hard drive of Hunter Biden's laptop reveal illegal activity by former VP Biden
Hunter Biden’s exploited laptop computer and other public disclosures show that President-elect Joseph R. Biden had at least 10 opportunities to know about his son’s extensive foreign cash flow.
The former vice president has said repeatedly that he never spoke about his son’s offshore income. The funds have included million-dollar payments from oligarchs in Moscow and Ukraine, a Kazakh investor and a Chinese tycoon with close ties to the Communist Party and People’s Liberation Army.
“I have never spoken to my son about his overseas business dealings,” Mr. Biden said in 2019.
Asked during the presidential transition whether he still believes his son’s email-brimming laptop is part of a Russian plot, Mr. Biden said yes.
In their Sept. 23 Senate report, Republicans labeled Hunter Biden’s extensive foreign deals with unsavory people as “conflicts of interest.”
The Washington Times acquired a copy of the hard drive from a laptop computer that Hunter Biden left at a repair shop in Wilmington, Delaware, in April 2019 and never retrieved. More emails from other sources have emerged. Together with the Senate report, they show extensive financial networking between the Biden family and foreigners.
• Breitbart News cited newly disclosed emails by Bevan Cooney, a onetime Hunter Biden associate. They reveal how Hunter business partner Devon Archer arranged a November 2011 White House visit and meeting with Vice President Biden for a high-powered group of Chinese industrialists and communists. Cooney is serving a prison term in a fraud case that also ensnared Archer, who is due to be sentenced in federal court.
In 2011, Hunter Biden and Archer were seeking Chinese money for their various investments. Hunter Biden traveled to China twelve times from 2010 to 2016. https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/01/16/misinformation-trump-twitter/
>Online misinformation about election fraud plunged 73 percent after several social media sites suspended President Trump and key allies last week, research firm Zignal Labs has found, underscoring the power of tech companies to limit the falsehoods poisoning public debate when they act aggressively. Democratic Rep. Mikie Sherrill confirms that Republican Lawmakers led rioters on 'reconnaissance tour' of U.S. Capitol the day before the riot.
Twitter on Friday permanently suspended President Donald Trump, citing his recent comments ahead of a mob of his supporters that stormed the Capitol.
"After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence," Twitter's official "Safety" account tweeted.
This story is developing. Please check back for updates. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/16/us/politics/trump-approval-rating.html
Throughout four years of scandals and investigations, President Trump has maintained an approval rating that rarely budged from a 10-point band between 35 and 45 percent. Nothing he could say, do or tweet appeared to dramatically change public opinion of him.
But the events of Jan. 6 — when a violent mob of Trump supporters incited by the president stormed the Capitol — appear to have damaged him in his final days in office in a way that finally moved the needle.
Mr. Trump is set to depart office on Wednesday with an approval rating of 29 percent, the lowest of his presidency, according to a new poll from the Pew Research Center.
About 75 percent of the public said Mr. Trump bore some responsibility for the violence and destruction of Jan. 6, which put the lives of the vice president and members of Congress at risk and resulted in five deaths, according to the survey.
And his behavior since the election — a period during which he has repeatedly tried to contest his loss, relied on conspiracy theorists for advice, encouraged supporters who do not view President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. as legitimate, and refused to concede — has cost Mr. Trump support even with those individuals who have loyally supported him up until now.
According to Pew, the share of his supporters who described his conduct as “poor” has doubled, from 10 percent to 20 percent, over the past two months.
Mr. Biden, in contrast, has benefited from how he has handled the transition period. About 64 percent of voters said they had a positive opinion of his conduct since the November election. The majority of voters said they also approved of his cabinet selections. https://dfw.cbslocal.com/2021/01/13/rachel-rodriguez-arrested-alleged-election-fraud-illegal-voting-texas/
SAN ANTONIO, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A woman has been arrested in connection to alleged election fraud and illegal voting, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced Wednesday.
According to Paxton, Rachel Rodriguez of San Antonio was “exposed in a Project Veritas video” ahead of the 2020 election regarding vote harvesting and acknowledged what she was doing was illegal.
Rodriguez is accused of election fraud, illegal voting, unlawfully assisting people voting by mail and unlawfully possessing an official ballot, according to Paxton. She could face up to 20 years in prison if she is convicted. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-uganda-election/uganda-bans-social-media-ahead-of-presidential-election-idUSKBN29H0KH
KAMPALA (Reuters) - Uganda banned social media on Tuesday, two days ahead of a presidential election pitting Yoweri Museveni, one of Africa’s longest-serving leaders, against opposition frontrunner Bobi Wine, a popular singer.
In a letter seen by Reuters to internet service providers dated Jan. 12, Uganda’s communications regulator ordered them to block all social media platforms and messaging apps until further notice.
Internet monitor NetBlocks said its data showed that Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Instagram, Skype, Snapchat, Viber and Google Play Store were among a lengthy list of sites unavailable via Uganda’s main cell network operators.
Campaigning ahead of the vote has been marred by brutal crackdowns on opposition rallies, which the authorities say break COVID-19 curbs on large gatherings. Rights groups say the restrictions are a pretext for muzzling the opposition.
At 38, Wine is half the age of President Yoweri Museveni and has attracted a large following among young people in a nation where 80% of the population are under 30, rattling the ruling National Resistance Movement party.
Wine is considered the frontrunner among 10 candidates challenging Museveni, the former guerrilla leader who seized power in 1986 and brought stability to a country after the murderous reigns of dictators Milton Obote and Idi Amin.
While security forces have intimidated the opposition at previous elections, the run up to this year’s vote has been especially violent. In November, 54 people were killed as soldiers and police quelled protests after Wine was detained. https://www.newsweek.com/ghislaine-maxwell-appeals-bail-rejection-third-attempt-release-jeffrey-epstein-case-1561087
Ghislaine Maxwell is appealing a judge's decision to deny her $28.5 million bail as she awaits trial for sex trafficking—in her third attempt to get out of prison.
The British socialite faces charges that she groomed girls for pedophile Jeffrey Epstein to abuse in a trial due to start in July. She denies the charges.
Maxwell was first denied bail over the summer when prosecutors told the Manhattan Federal Court she was a flight risk.
She made a renewed plea to be released from the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, which was denied by Judge Alison Nathan just after Christmas.
Now The Guardian has reported that a notice of appeal has been posted on her behalf. https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/two-maui-men-charged-hate-crimes-racially-motivated-attack
Two Maui Men Charged With Hate Crimes For Racially Motivated Attack
A federal grand jury in Honolulu, Hawaii, returned an indictment charging Kaulana Alo Kaonohi and Levi Aki, Jr. with a hate crime for their racially motivated attack on a Caucasian man who was attempting to move into the defendants’ Native Hawaiian neighborhood of Kahakuloa on Maui.
The indictment was announced today by Acting Assistant Attorney General John B. Daukas for the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division, U.S. Attorney Kenji M. Price for the District of Hawaii, and FBI Honolulu Special Agent in Charge Eli S. Miranda.
The indictment alleges that, on Feb. 13, 2014, Kaonohi and Aki willfully caused bodily injury to C.K., and attempted to cause bodily injury to C.K. through the use of a dangerous weapon (a shovel), because of C.K.’s actual and perceived race and color.
The maximum penalty for the charged crime is 10 years of imprisonment. An indictment is merely an accusation, and the defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty.
The FBI conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Chris Thomas of the District of Hawaii is prosecuting the case in partnership with Special Litigation Counsel Christopher J. Perras and Trial Attorney Tara Allison of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division. https://www.fox5dc.com/news/capitol-police-officer-dead-by-suicide-after-responding-to-capitol-riot
WASHINGTON - A 15-year veteran of the U.S. Capitol Police has taken his life after responding to Wednesday's deadly riot in the halls of Congress.
Howard Liebengood was 51 years old and jewish.
It's the second life lost in four days for Capitol Police following the death of Officer Brian Sicknick, another jewish officer who suffered injuries during the Capitol riot.
Four other people, including an unarmed Trump supporter, died after Wednesday's storming of the Capitol during a congressional hearing certifying Joe Biden's election victory.
Sources say Liebengood was off-duty when he died Saturday.
"Every Capitol Police Officer puts the security of others before their own safety and Officer Liebengood was an example of the selfless service that is the hallmark of USCP," Capitol Police Union Chairman Gus Papathanasiou said in a statement. "This is a tragic day."
Liebengood joined the force in 2005 and was assigned to the Senate division.
He is the son of former Senate Sergeant-At-Arms Howard S. Liebengood. The younger Liebengood got his generously compensated, prestigious position with the Capitol police by nepotism rather than by being the most qualified applicant.
Liebengood's death adds to the turmoil among law enforcement at the Capitol following Wednesday's riot.
U.S. Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund resigned on Friday, earlier than expected, following criticism of his handling of the crowds that stormed the Capitol.
Paul Irving and Michael Stenger, the respective House and Senate sergeant-at-arms, are stepping down as well.
Federal authorities are now bracing for another wave of right-wing demonstrations opposed to Joe Biden's inauguration on Jan. 20. In order to turn minorities in to brand advocates (unpaided marketers & help desk), Apple is launching an affinity scam to target minorities. The minorities will receive training for jobs that apple will not hire them for or will easily offshore to minorities living in foreign country. Apple realizes that USAers are bitch too much about their rights so naturedly they prefer to hire foreigners from Africa, Asia, and other countries. However, they need local suckers to promote & buy their products & since they are running out of whites women to scam then are now moving onto minorities & leftist white men that thing they are helping minorities.
Benjamin de Rothschild, the chairman of the Edmond de Rothschild Holding S.A. company, has died.
Rothschild, who headed the banking group for more than two decades, died at 57 at his home on Friday following a heart attack, the company said.
“It is with deep regret and great sadness that Edmond de Rothschild Group announces the passing of Benjamin de Rothschild following a heart attack at his home in Pregny, Switzerland,” according to a company statement on Saturday. "The thoughts of the Group's employees go out to his wife Ariane de Rothschild and his children, as well as to all his family and loved ones, to whom they extend their most sincere condolences."
"Visionary entrepreneur, passionate about finance, speed, sailing and automobiles, wine enthusiast, Benjamin de Rothschild was also an active philanthropist, namely involved in developing innovation within the Adolphe de Rothschild Foundation Hospital," it added. "With his unique character, Benjamin de Rothschild never ceased to transform and modernise his legacy, in line with the family's values."
The Swiss branch of the family’s banking dynasty was created by Baron Edmond de Rothschild in 1953, according to Bloomberg. The sprawling business made them among the world’s richest families.
As of the end of 2019, the company had slightly less than $200 billion in assets in 15 different countries. >Senior NASA Scientist Pleads Guilty To Making False Statements Related To Chinese Thousand Talents Program Participation And Professorship
Audrey Strauss, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York (“USAO”), William F. Sweeney Jr., Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), and Mark J. Zielinski, Special Agent in Charge of the Eastern Field Office, National Aeronautics and Space Administration Office of Inspector General (“NASA OIG”), announced that MEYYA MEYYAPPAN, a senior NASA scientist, pled guilty today to making false statements to the FBI, NASA OIG, and the USAO. MEYYAPPAN pled guilty in Manhattan federal court before U.S. District Judge P. Kevin Castel.
Acting U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss said: “Meyya Meyyappan held a trusted position at NASA, with access to valuable intellectual property. In violation of the terms of his employment and relevant laws and regulations, Meyyappan failed to disclose participation in a Chinese government recruitment program, and subsequently lied about it to NASA investigators, FBI agents, and our Office. Now, having admitted his crime, Meyyappan awaits sentencing.”
FBI Assistant Director William F. Sweeney Jr. said: “Members of U.S. government agencies are strictly prohibited from maintaining undisclosed affiliations with foreign entities, especially those that are actively seeking our intellectual property and technological advances. Meyyappan violated this sacred rule, and then lied to FBI agents about it. Actions like those carried about by Meyyappan can have security implications, and his charges should serve as a warning to others thinking about engaging in the same type of activity.” …and decides its a good moment to finally come out of the closet. How brave!
>'The truth is that I'm gay,' veteran GOP operative tells Axios
>'The whole truth is that I've been gay for decades and have been lying about it the whole time. I have other secrets to hide too, if I told you everything I've done in my secret gay sex life they'd lock me up and throw away the key'
One of the founders of the anti-Trump group The Lincoln Project has admitted to "inappropriate" behavior after several men accused him of sending them "unsolicited and sexually suggestive messages," according to Axios.
The alleged missives from John Weaver, a veteran GOP operative and former aide to prominent Republicans like former Ohio Gov. John Kasich and the late Sen. John McCain, were "sometimes coupled with offers of employment or political advancement," Axios reported Friday.
"To the men I made uncomfortable through my messages that I viewed as consensual mutual conversations at the time: I am truly sorry," Weaver said in a statement published by the outlet. "They were inappropriate and it was because of my failings that this discomfort was brought on you.
"The truth is that I'm gay," Weaver added. "And that I have a wife and two kids who I love. My inability to reconcile those two truths has led to this agonizing place."
THE LINCOLN PROJECT PANNED AS 'GRIFTERS' AFTER REPORT FOUNDERS LOOKING TO LAUNCH MEDIA EMPIRE
Axios noted that while Weaver was apologetic, he suggested that the sudden emergence of the claims could be traced "to critics of him and the [sic] Lincoln Project."
"While I am taking full responsibility for the inappropriate messages and conversations, I want to state clearly that the other smears being leveled at me ... are categorically false and outrageous," Weaver told Axios.
THE LINCOLN PROJECT CALLED OUT FOR REPEATEDLY PLAGIARIZING OTHER PEOPLE'S TWEETS https://www.thedailybeast.com/breitbart-staffers-clashed-over-blaming-trump-for-capitol-riot-leaked-chats-show
Editors and reporters at the staunchly pro-Trump conservative outlet Breitbart News privately clashed over whether President Donald Trump was to blame for last week’s deadly Capitol riot, according to internal messages reviewed by The Daily Beast.
“I am just not feeling charitable AT ALL,” international news editor Frances Martel posted to Slack the morning after the rioting that left five people dead, including a police officer. “Destroy Trump.”
Martel lamented that Trump’s support for the MAGA mob had undone a decade’s worth of conservative politics, leaving the Republican Party “in shambles” and dimming the right-wing movement’s prospects.
“He set us back like 10 years,” Martel wrote. “We have worked so hard to promote our values, values that made him president when he hawked them, and now he does this, leaving everything in shambles? Nah, destroy him. Let it be a lesson to every other ‘populist.’”
Breitbart, like other outlets closely tied to Trump, has shied away from ever directly criticizing him, especially for his election-fraud lies and heated rhetoric leading up to the deadly riot. But the internal chat messages demonstrate that anger over the outgoing president’s role in inciting the MAGA mob has reached even the Trumpiest strongholds of right-wing media.
“I do blame Trump for all of this,” wrote senior editor-at-large Rebecca Mansour at one point, before referring to rioter Ashli Babbitt, a QAnon supporter who was fatally shot by Capitol police as she attempted to break into the Speaker’s Lobby. “Her death is on him as far I’m concerned.”
“[Trump] and the campaign also gave legitimacy to Lin Wood and others who were far more explicit in riling people up,” Breitbart reporter Chris Tomlinson added at another point. https://www.foxnews.com/politics/left-wing-activist-charged-in-capitol-riot-still-allowed-on-twitter-youtube
Remember kids: Piss off the shills by NEVER using the N word, (using the N word gets you an auto ban), and ONLY commenting on articles the shills are trying to bury. The shills want their woke, tranny smooching, AOC loving, illiberal-left shit at the top of the list. help the shill threads die by using sage and / or not commenting, These paid Shareblue shill pussy fucks are trying to control /news.
A left-wing activist charged for his alleged participation in the Capitol Hill riot maintains control of his Twitter and YouTube accounts, Fox News has learned.
John Sullivan, 26, recorded an up-close video of a woman’s fatal shooting during the Jan. 6 Capitol siege and can allegedly be heard egging on protesters in a video he shared on his YouTube and Twitter accounts under the pseudonym Jayden X.
Sullivan is accused of taking part and encouraging rioters as they swept through the building. He allegedly wore a gas mask and had a knife at the time of the siege, court papers show. He can be heard telling rioters that "We got to get this s--- burned," and "it’s our house m------------," according to an affidavit signed by FBI Special Agent Matthew Foulger. theres a new breed of Karen: "terror-Karen"
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9120779/PICTURED-Trump-supporter-Air-Force-vet-shot-killed-storming-Capitol.html https://nypost.com/2021/01/16/florida-teacher-fired-after-blaming-antifa-for-capitol-riots/ https://www.ruptly.tv/en/videos/20210111-068-Argentine-toy-manufacturer-makes-doll-of--QAnon-Shaman--charged-over-US-Capitol-storming
Toy manufacturer Ieie Milonga has made a doll of Jacob Anthony Chansley, known as Jake Angeli or the ‘QAnon Shaman,’ who took part in the assault on the US Capitol wearing horns and a fur hat, on January 6.
The manufacturing process of the doll could be seen in Buenos Aires on Monday.
"We make dolls related to the news and things that go around the world. Practically from memes, from news in the newspapers, on TV, characters like this same warrior," Milonga explained.
Angeli rose to fame when he burst into the Washington Capitol bare-chested and wearing a furry headdress and a helmet with horns. He was arrested on Saturday in Arizona.
About the motivation for making the toy, Milonga said the character drew his attention, in addition to the fact that the assault happened in the United States, so he thought "it had to be done."
"When we produced the dolls it had a very big impact, because it was news everywhere," he said, adding that "orders came from all over the world, and particularly from the United States."
According to reports, the doll has a price of 600 Argentine pesos (about €6, $7). Milonga also made other dolls of famous people such as the late football legend Diego Armando Maradona who died in December 2020, the Vice-President of Argentina Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner or The Beatles. https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/text-notice-continuation-national-emergency-respect-southern-border-of-the-united-states/
On February 15, 2019, by Proclamation 9844, I declared a national emergency concerning the southern border of the United States to deal with the border security and humanitarian crisis that threatens core national security interests.
The ongoing border security and humanitarian crisis at the southern border of the United States continues to threaten our national security, including by exacerbating the effect of the pandemic caused by COVID-19. The executive branch has taken steps to address the crisis, but further action is needed to address the humanitarian crisis and to control unlawful migration and the flow of narcotics and criminals across the southern border of the United States.
For these reasons, the national emergency declared on February 15, 2019, and the measures adopted on that date to respond to that emergency, must continue in effect beyond February 15, 2021. Therefore, in accordance with section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)), I am continuing for 1 year the national emergency declared in Proclamation 9844 concerning the southern border of the United States.
This notice shall be published in the Federal Register and transmitted to the Congress.
DONALD J. TRUMP
THE WHITE HOUSE,
January 15, 2021. Both those who betrayed their oath of office and are committing sedition.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s extraordinary effort to overturn the presidential election is going before Congress as lawmakers convene for a joint session to confirm the Electoral College vote won by Joe Biden.
The typically routine proceeding Wednesday will be anything but, a political confrontation unseen to such intensity since the aftermath of the Civil War, as Trump mounts a desperate effort to stay in office. The president’s Republican allies in the House and Senate plan to object to the election results, heeding supporters’ plea to “fight for Trump” as he stages a rally outside the White House. It’s tearing the party apart.
The last-gasp effort is all but certain to fail, defeated by bipartisan majorities in Congress prepared to accept the November results. Biden, who won the Electoral College 306-232, is to be inaugurated Jan. 20.
“The most important part is that, in the end, democracy will prevail here,” Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, among those managing the proceedings, said in an interview.
The joint session of Congress, required by law, will convene at 1 p.m. EST before a watchful, restless nation — months after the election, two weeks before the inauguration’s traditional peaceful transfer of power and against the backdrop of a surging COVID-19 pandemic.
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Lawmakers were told by Capitol officials to arrive early, due to safety precautions with protesters in Washington. Hundreds of Trump supporters gathered around the Capitol, filling the plaza area and sidewalks, many bearing enormous flags and few wearing masks.. Visitors, who typically fill the galleries to watch landmark proceedings, will not be allowed under COVID-19 restrictions. The supporters of President Donald Trump who stormed the Capitol on Wednesday to stop the ratification of President-elect Joe Biden's election victory were attempting a violent coup that multiple European security officials said appeared to have at least tacit support from aspects of the US federal agencies responsible for securing the Capitol complex.
Insider spoke with three officials on Thursday morning: a French police official responsible for public security in a key section of central Paris, and two intelligence officials from NATO countries who directly work in counterterrorism and counterintelligence operations involving the US, terrorism, and Russia.
They said the circumstantial evidence available pointed to what would be openly called a coup attempt in any other nation. None were willing to speak on the record because of the dire nature of the subject.
While they did not furnish evidence that federal agency officials facilitated the chaos, Insider is reporting this information because it illustrates the scale and seriousness of Wednesday's events: America's international military and security allies are now willing to give serious credence to the idea that Trump deliberately tried to violently overturn an election and that some federal law-enforcement agents — by omission or otherwise — facilitated the attempt.
One NATO source set the stage, using terms more commonly used to describe unrest in developing countries.
"The defeated president gives a speech to a group of supporters where he tells them he was robbed of the election, denounces his own administration's members and party as traitors, and tells his supporters to storm the building where the voting is being held," the NATO intelligence official said. https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2021/jan/08/coronavirus-live
US suffers more than 4,000 deaths in 24 hours
More than 4,000 people died in the US on Thursday, Johns Hopkins University data shows – a world record daily toll, and the first time it has passed 4,000.
In 24 hours, 4,085 Americans died, according to the data, while nearly 275,000 cases were confirmed.
The virus is surging in several states, with California hit particularly hard, reporting on Thursday a record two-day total of 1,042 coronavirus deaths. Skyrocketing caseloads there are threatening to force hospitals to ration care and essentially decide who lives and who dies.
“Folks are gasping for breath. Folks look like they’re drowning when they are in bed right in front of us,” said Dr Jeffrey Chien, an emergency room physician at Santa Clara Valley Regional Medical Center, urging people to do their part to help slow the spread. “I’m begging everyone to help us out because we aren’t the front line. We’re the last line.”
Meanwhile, the number of Americans who have had their first shot of the Covid-19 vaccine climbed to at least 5.9 million on Thursday, a one-day gain of about 600,000, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Hundreds of millions will need to be vaccinated to stop the coronavirus. ‘QAnon Shaman’ Capitol rioter wants pardon from President Trump
https://nypost.com/2021/01/14/qanon-shaman-rioter-wants-pardon-from-president-trump/ > China is the only major economy expected to report growth for 2020, helping it close the gap with the U.S. Lifted by its quick recovery from Covid-19, it has also expanded its role in global trade and shored up its position as the world’s factory floor.
While the U.S. and Europe wait for vaccine rollouts to get fully back on track, China is the only major economy expected to report growth for 2020, helping it close the gap with the U.S.
It has expanded its role in global trade and shored up its position as the world’s factory floor, despite years of U.S. efforts to persuade companies to invest elsewhere. China’s consumer market—lifted by its quick recovery from Covid-19—keeps gaining momentum, making it a bigger driver of global companies’ earnings.
And the country has solidified its standing as a force in global financial markets, with a record share of initial public offerings and secondary listings in 2020, large capital inflows into stocks and bonds, and indexes that far outperformed even the U.S.’s strong showing.
The upshot is a world more reliant on China for growth than ever before. For 2020, China’s economy is expected to account for 16.8% of global gross domestic product, adjusted for inflation, according to forecasts by Moody’s Analytics. That’s up from 14.2% in 2016, before the U.S. and China entered a trade war. The U.S. is expected to make up 22.2%, virtually unchanged from 22.3% in 2016.
China’s 2020 increase in its share of global GDP—1.1 percentage points—is its largest in a single year since at least the 1970s.
The country is scheduled to report fourth-quarter and annual growth on Jan. 18, a moment that’s likely to confirm its ascendancy.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/chinas-economy-powers-ahead-while-the-rest-of-the-world-reels-11610552422 Rajasthan man, honeytrapped by Pakistan’s intelligence agency ISI, told investigators that he shared critical information about Indian army after being lured with photos of naked women and seductive conversations.
LONDON (AP) — A seven-page document made public by WikiLeaks purports to show that the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency ordered its spies to gather information on the 2012 French presidential election.
The document , which WikiLeaks published late Thursday and described as “tasking orders,” suggest that American spies wanted an insider’s take on the race, including details of party funding, internal rivalries and future attitudes toward the United States.
Although WikiLeaks’ publication of a purportedly secret CIA document was striking, the orders seemed to represent standard intelligence-gathering.
French media, which are consumed with the upcoming electoral contest only two months away, gave the publication relatively light attention Friday.
The CIA declined to comment on the release. WikiLeaks did not answer questions about the document’s provenance but said in an email that it was authentic. https://twitter.com/nypost/status/1349822795031728130
Ashli Babbitt, Air Force vet killed at Capitol, was in a 'throuple': reports https://trib.al/Da9sRYo
Ashli Babbitt, Air Force vet killed at Capitol, was in a ‘throuple’: reports
By Tamar Lapin
The Air Force veteran fatally shot by police during last week’s US Capitol riot had been in a “throuple” with her husband and their live-in girlfriend, according to reports.
Ashli Babbitt, 35, and her husband, Aaron Babbitt, 39, lived with their 29-year-old gal pal Kayla Joyce in San Diego, New York Magazine’s Intelligencer reported.
“I thought she was just going to a rally,” Joyce, who has known the married couple for about a year, said of Ashli.
“It was extremely unlike her to put herself in that position.”
During last Wednesday’s mayhem, Ashli was killed as she tried to climb through a smashed window in a panel beside a barricaded door in the Capitol building.
Joyce said she and Aaron found out about Ashli’s death “through the news. Through live television.”
“I actually saw it first on video when I was on the phone with multiple hospitals trying to find her,” she told the website.
Despite shacking up with Ashli and her husband, Joyce said she didn’t follow her girlfriend on Twitter and didn’t know about her fierce belief in QAnon conspiracy theories, the report said.
However, she said the image of Ashli that has emerged online isn’t representative of the person she was.
“She wasn’t a terrorist. She wouldn’t have put herself in harm’s way for any bad reason,” Joyce told Intelligencer.
“It shouldn’t be construed that because she had an opinion that she deserved it. It’s just gross what they are saying.”
Ashli’s brother, 21-year-old Andrew Witthoeft, told the Daily Mail that his sister was raised to welcome all people “regardless of your race, your ethnicity or your beliefs.” https://www.moroccoworldnews.com/2021/01/332100/us-president-donald-trump-receives-highest-award-from-morocco/ >Kamala Harris' casual Vogue cover causes stir online
Kamala Harris' forthcoming appearance in American Vogue has sparked criticism for appearing casual and "washed up," with the Vice President-elect's team blindsided by the magazine's choice of cover.
The hotly-debated image, which shows Harris in a black jacket and Converse sneakers, was not the one she had expected to run on the front of the print edition. A source familiar with discussions said Harris' team believed the cover would feature her posing in a light blue suit against a gold background.
An apparently leaked copy of the publication's February issue cover, shot in front of a pink and green background, began circulating online Sunday. The photo instantly attracted ire on social media for appearing poorly lit and styled, while others suggested it was "disrespectful" to the Vice President-elect.
With some Twitter users even questioning whether the image had been faked, Vogue confirmed it as genuine -- but added to the confusion by revealing a second "digital" cover showing Harris in a powder blue Michael Kors suit against a gold background. CNN's source said that Harris team had expected this outfit to be used as the main cover photo, with the more casual attire appearing inside the magazine. The same source said the Harris team has asked for a new cover, though the print version of the magazine went to press in mid-December.
A spokesperson for Vogue did not comment on the discussions between the magazine and the Vice President-elect's team, but said in an emailed statement that Vogue "loved the images Tyler Mitchell shot and felt the more informal image captured Vice President-elect Harris's authentic, approachable nature -- which we feel is one of the hallmarks of the Biden/Harris administration. https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/us-news/trump-fan-53-found-dead-23308716
Trump fan, 53, found dead in basement just days after being arrested at Capitol riot
A Donald Trump supporter was found dead in his basement following a suspected suicide, days after getting arrested during the US Capitol riot.
The body of Christopher Stanton Georgia, 53, was discovered by his wife at their home in Alpharetta, Georgia, on Saturday morning.
She said there was "blood everywhere" during a distressed 911 call, telling the call operator she was searching for a gun.
"My husband is dead," she added, according to a police report seen by The Sun.
Mr Georgia died from a gunshot wound, the medical examiner’s office told NBC affiliate 11Alive and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Dad Christopher Stanton Georgia, 53, was found dead in the basement by his wife, having been charged by police in relation to the violent Capitol riots
Two semi-automatic SKS rifles were removed from the property by officers.
Mr Georgia had been charged for his involvement in the chaotic attack on the Washington government building last Wednesday.
Court documents describe how Georgia had stayed out past the 6pm curfew in Washington, imposed by local law enforcement in reaction to the riot.
He faced a maximum penalty of up to 180 days in prison and/or a $1,000 fine.
He is understood to have been a regional portfolio manager at North Carolina banking firm BB&T, having previously made a living selling hairpieces.
Paying tribute, neighbour Jace Carreras told The Sun he was a "loving father" and "I never heard him speak badly to anyone about anyone."
A total of five people died during the riot after hundreds of President Trump supporters descended on the Government building in protest at Congress naming Joe Biden as the new leader.
US Capitol Police announced on Friday Officer Brian Sicknick, 42, died of injuries suffered during clashes. BANANA REPUBLIC WE ARE
Pelosi says House is prepared to impeach Trump again over 'assault' against America – video Trump Reportedly Bullied Pence: You Can Be a Patriot ‘or a Pussy’
Hours before the Capitol riots, President Trump took one last stab at convincing Vice President Mike Pence to try and overturn the election—telling him, “You can either go down in history as a patriot, or you can go down in history as a pussy.” That’s according to a New York Times report with new details about the schism between Pence and Trump. After Pence rebuffed Trump and headed to the Capitol to oversee the Electoral College count, Trump blasted him in the speech that incited a mob to storm the building. The Times reports that after Pence was evacuated to the basement, Trump never called to check on his safety, instead attacking him on Twitter. The newspaper says that five days after the riots, Pence returned to the West Wing and was invited that evening to meet with Trump. “The official description of the hourlong conversation was ‘good’; the unofficial description was ‘nonsubstantive’ and ‘stilted,’” the Times wrote. https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/johnpaczkowski/amazon-parler-aws?bftwnews&utm_term=4ldqpgc#4ldqpgc
Amazon notified Parler that it would be cutting off the social network favored by conservatives and extremists from its cloud hosting service Amazon Web Services, according to an email obtained by BuzzFeed News. The suspension, which will go into effect on Sunday just before midnight, means that Parler will be unable to operate and will go offline unless it can find another hosting service.
People on Parler used the social network to stoke fear, spread hate, and coordinate the insurrection at the Capitol building on Wednesday. The app has recently been overrun with death threats, celebrations of violence, and posts encouraging “Patriots” to march on Washington, DC with weapons on January 19, the day before the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden.
In an email obtained by BuzzFeed News, an AWS Trust and Safety team told Parler Chief Policy Officer Amy Peikoff that the calls for violence propagating across the social network violated its terms of service. Amazon said it was unconvinced that the service’s plan to use volunteers to moderate calls for violence and hate speech would be effective.
“Recently, we’ve seen a steady increase in this violent content on your website, all of which violates our terms," the email reads. "It’s clear that Parler does not have an effective process to comply with the AWS terms of service.”
An Amazon spokesperson declined to comment on the suspension.
In a post on Sunday evening following publication of this story, Parler CEO John Matze, who did not return a request for comment from BuzzFeed News, said it is possible the social network will be unavailable on the internet for up to a week as we rebuild from scratch."
"This was a coordinated attack by the tech giants to kill competition in the market place," he wrote on Parler. "We were too successful too fast." https://news.bloombergtax.com/daily-tax-report/potential-tax-reforms-of-a-biden-administration
Biden wants to repeal or let sunset the Trump tax cuts, which according to the nyt gave a tax cut to 2/3rds of all Americans. In 2020 my paycheck taxes plus property tax were already 23%!!!! And that is before adding sale tax, gas tax, car tax, road tolls, Pittman–Robertson tax, ect. Why is the middle class expected to pay a quarter of their income into taxes? Why does Biden want to raise taxes on the middle class so badly? Seriously, taxed enough already. NYC man arrested on Capitol riot charges freed on $100K bond
NEW YORK (AP) — The son of a New York City judge who was arrested by the FBI on charges that he was among the protesters who stormed the U.S. Capitol was ordered Tuesday by a different judge to stay away from Washington.
Aaron Mostofsky, 34, was picked up at his brother’s home in Brooklyn on Tuesday morning, about a week after he was seen inside the Capitol wearing a fur costume and a police vest he is accused of stealing during the mayhem.
At a teleconference hearing in federal court in Brooklyn, Mostofsky’s lawyer argued that the evidence didn’t back up the accusations. Mostofsky was released on $100,000 bond but banned from traveling Washington except for purposes of prosecution of his case there.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Josh Hafetz told a magistrate judge in Brooklyn federal court that the government would agree to Mostofsky’s release even though it was “deeply troubled by the conduct of the defendant” in a “mob attack.”
The charges include a felony count of theft of government property — a bulletproof police vest worth $1,905 and a riot shield valued at $265.
Court papers show how investigators are combing through internet communications to identify alleged offenders like Mostofsky, who referred to himself as a “caveman” eager to protest the presidential election results.
FBI agents were seen on a social media clip posted Tuesday appearing to remove part of his fur getup from the residence where he was arrested.
Mostofsky’s unusual garb made him stand out from the crowd of camouflage-wearing, flag-waving marauders. At one point, he was photographed sitting on a bench near the Senate chamber holding a stick and the riot shield, which he said he picked up off the floor.
https://apnews.com/article/aaron-mostofsky-100k-bond-capitol-riots-be62a48e605c8916c5183e70bd6e3a25 >Nooooooooooooo! Muh narrative!!!!!
CHAOTIC LIFE Capitol riot Anti-Trump ‘infiltrator’ John Sullivan thrives on chaos & has violent history, feds warn as he’s freed
Jan 16 2021, 6:29 ETUpdated: Jan 16 2021, 6:30 ET
AN ANTI-Trump rioter who allegedly infiltrated the Capitol Hill carnage has a history of violence and thrives on chaos, prosecutors warned as he was freed on bail.Left wing activist John Sullivan was arrested after a video revealed he shouted "it's our house" and "we got to get this s**t burned."
Federal prosecutors warned he likes to pose as members of organizations and stir up trouble in a failed bid to lock him up.DC-based prosecutor Bryan N. Reeves issued the warning to a judge in Sullivan's home state of Utah during a Zoom hearing on Friday.Sullivan, a former Olympic speed skater turned liberal activist, was however released to house arrest despite his plea, reports the New York Times.Reeves said: "He thrives on chaos."“The defendant uses messaging apps to set up meetings and set up riots,” he told the judge."He will pose as different members of organizations, even those that have disavowed him."The prosecutor also warned the Sullivan had planned to return to the Capitol on Inauguration Day.Sullivan turned himself in Thursday in Utah on charges of civil disorder after taking part in the riot as Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol.
He is also charged with inciting a riot in Provo, Utah, during a rally which resulted in a motorist being shot after he urged protesters to "block public roadways" https://babylonbee.com/news/kamala-harris-wondering-if-she-can-start-25th-amendment-proceedings-now-or-has-to-wait-until-january-20th >why make this shit up since its so obvious - and all too real:
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – A Utah activist is facing charges for his alleged involvement in the deadly U.S. Capitol protest last week.
The Tooele County Sheriff’s Office tells ABC4’s Jason Nguyen that John Sullivan has been booked into their custody under a U.S. Marshall’s warrant.
According to the U.S. Department of Justice, Sullivan has been charged with entering a restricted building or grounds without authority; civil disorders; and violent entry or disorderly conduct.
The criminal complaint filed against Sullivan lists him as the “leader of an organization called Insurgence USA through which he organizes protests.”
According to Sullivan’s website, Sullivan was in the U.S. Capitol in early January when rioters violently entered the building. A video at the top of his website shows rioters smashing glass on a set of doors that had been barricaded.
As a self-proclaimed video journalist, Sullivan has numerous videos also posted on his Twitter of the violence in the Capitol.
Sullivan tweeted in late December with “travel plans” for the “MAGA_CAVALRY.”
Chud Alert:These are their travel plans. Get ready to intercept #dcprotest #intel#counterintel #chudalert pic.twitter.com/5YcZC2XvpM
— Jayden X (@realjaydenx) December 30, 2020
He was arrested in June in connection to riots in Provo and charged with 3rd-degree felony riot and criminal mischief. In July, officials say Sullivan was charged with rioting and criminal mischief for the Provo riots.
Federal investigators say they obtained a video posted on YouTube of Sullivan allegedly seen in the crowd, telling those around him over a microphone “we got to rip Trump out of office” and “we ain’t waiting until the next election.” He was also seen wearing a ballistic vest and a gas mask. https://thehill.com/homenews/house/533827-clyburn-to-propose-making-black-national-anthem-official-us-national-hymn Poland passes law that places a heavy fine on every instance of censorship provided it is not just to remove something illegal
A woman has been arrested by D.C. police for the false impersonation of an officer, failure to obey an officer and fleeing from a law enforcement officer at an Inauguration checkpoint.
Police say 63-year-old Linda MaGovern, of Connecticut, approached the perimeter checkpoint at First and Columbus Circle NE on Saturday around 8:45 a.m.
She was, according to the incident report, "displaying a round metallic object later identified as a Military Police Challenge Coin" and "stated she was a law enforcement officer and a part of the presidential cabinet."
Police say she was told to park her car, turn it off and to show her driver's license. At that point, they say, she began to drive forward. Officers say they told her to stop, but she fled northbound on Columbus Circle NE. Eventually, she was stopped on Massachusettes Avenue and placed under arrest.
She was transported to United Medical Center for evaluation and then to the United States Capitol Police Department at 119 D Street for processing.
Security in D.C. has intensified severely ahead of Inauguration Day. Tall fencing surrounds the U.S. Capitol, the National Mall is closed to the general public, and Mayor Muriel Bowser asked people not to visit. Some 25,000 National Guard troops from around the country were due in the city by early in the week.
On Friday, a Virginia man was also arrested after being stopped at a checkpoint with an unregistered gun and more than 500 rounds of ammunition. https://www.foxnews.com/us/fbi-florida-hardcore-leftist-armed-attack-trump-supporters-state-capitol-tallahassee-antifa.
A self-described "hardcore leftist" was arrested Friday for allegedly issuing a call to arms online to recruit like-minded individuals to join him in violently confronting pro-Trump supporters expected to gather at the Florida state Capitol in Tallahassee on Sunday, just days before the presidential inauguration.
Daniel Alan Baker – an alleged Antifa supporter who participated in several anti-police protests last year around the country, including in Seattle’s CHOP/CHAZ zone – was arrested "without incident" by FBI agents early Friday with assistance from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Tallahassee Police Department.
Baker, who prosecutors say was kicked out of the Army and was homeless for several years in the Tallahassee-area before choosing to fight alongside a U.S.-designated terrorist group in Syria, is now charged with violating a federal law that makes it a felony to "transmit in interstate or foreign commerce any communication containing any threat to kidnap any person or any threat to injure the person of another."
He appeared before Magistrate Judge Charles A. Stampelos on Friday and is scheduled to remain at a federal detention center in Tallahassee until his next court appearance scheduled on Jan. 21, the Tallahassee Democrat reported.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Saturday granted Tallahassee Mayor John Dailey’s request to have the National Guard brought in to help protect the state Capitol. This comes as an FBI internal memo warned of potential armed protests at state Capitol buildings in all 50 states in the days leading up to the inauguration. The Tallahassee City Hall and the Leon County Courthouse will be closed early this week.
etc etc etc We're told he died from COVID-related complications, after being transferred from his prison cell to a hospital.
Did he deserve to die after playing Russian Roulette with his twist ?
The law thought so.
How many more seniors in prison will get the death
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KH6e_6O_dE&feature=emb_logo Dominion Voting Systems, one of the biggest U.S. election equipment manufacturers and the subject of numerous incoherent conspiracy theories after the 2020 election, has sued lawyer Sidney Powell, who represented President Donald Trump’s attempts to overturn the election’s results, for defamation. Dominion is requesting damages of more than $1.3 billion, saying it has spent millions on security for its employees and damage control to its reputation, and risks losses of future business.
Read the full lawsuit, it's a blast.
https://www.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.dcd.225699/gov.uscourts.dcd.225699.1.0_2.pdf US imposed sanctions on Ukrainians for meddling in presidential elections
Rada deputy Alexander Dubinsky, the former prosecutor in charge of the Burisma case, Konstantin Kulik and Begemot Media were under the sanctions. Some of the defendants in the US list are suspected of having links with deputy Andrei Derkach
The US authorities believe that some of them are associated with the deputy of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Andriy Derkach, against whom sanctions have already been imposed. Dmitry Kovalchuk, Anton Symonenko and Pyotr Zhuravel have such a mark.
https://www.rbc.ru/politics/11/01/2021/5ffc71549a79471d4ba05ddf >Several major Chinese cities have reportedly gone dark as authorities limit power usage, citing a shortage of coal.
>Analysts said prices of the commodity in the country have shot up due to the reported crunch and some tie the shortages and blackouts to the unofficial ban on Australian coal.
>Chinese authorities have not tied the blackouts to tensions with Australia or the coal restrictions. They instead attribute the restrictions on power use to exceptionally high demand and routine maintenance.
SINGAPORE — Several major Chinese cities have reportedly gone dark as authorities limit power usage, citing a shortage of coal.
Analysts said prices of the commodity in the country have shot up due to the reported crunch. The reports also follow rising trade tensions between Beijing and Canberra, leading some analysts to tie the coal shortages and blackouts to the unofficial ban on Australian coal.
Relations between the two nations soured last year after Australia supported an international inquiry into China's handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Coal is just one in a growing list of Australian goods that China is targeting, as a result of their escalating dispute.
Last year, China told its power plants to limit the amount of coal imports from other countries to keep a lid on prices.
Beijing reportedly lifted those restrictions later, but didn't remove curbs on coal imports from Australia. China also reportedly gave state-owned utilities and steel mills verbal notice to stop importing Australian coal.
>Rumble — Epstein alive in Israel and singing on video.
When we are going to see some ACTION.
Why he believes VP Mike Pence committed treason
Michelle Moore Winder shares the 100% irrefutable evidence of the Italian interference with the U.S. election. https://projects.propublica.org/parler-capitol-videos/
As supporters of President Donald Trump took part in a violent riot at the Capitol, users of the social media service Parler posted videos of themselves and others joining the fray. ProPublica reviewed thousands of videos uploaded publicly to the service that were archived by a programmer before Parler was taken offline by its web host. Below is a collection of more than 500 videos that ProPublica determined were taken during the events of Jan. 6 and were relevant and newsworthy. key wordstrump
blackout of cbs
https://twitter.com/Breaking911 Conspiracy nuts turn some photos of tourists and a maintenance worker wearing PPE into an absurd conspiracy...
Starting this week and running through at least Inauguration Day, armed protests are being planned at all 50 state capitols and at the U.S. Capitol, according to an internal FBI bulletin obtained by ABC News.
The FBI has also received information in recent days on a group calling for “storming” state, local and federal government courthouses and administrative buildings in the event President Donald Trump is removed from office prior to Inauguration Day. The group is also planning to “storm” government offices in every state the day President-elect Joe Biden will be inaugurated, regardless of whether the states certified electoral votes for Biden or Trump.
However, there is one major problem: None of the rightwing messageboards, /pol/ included, were aware of this supposed mass 50 state protest that they are supposedly members of, leading the administration of the .win network to suspect a possible mass false-flag attack or at the very least suggest that the FBI may have been tipped off with false information.
A NOTE ON PROTESTS
posted 5 hours ago by Doggos [M] +4715 / -1 stickied
As we know, there have been a lot of media hit pieces recently, suggesting that our site is being used to plan "armed protests", "insurrections", etc.
I will say, personally - I had never heard about this Twitter HQ protest until the media started pumping articles out about it... and only one person attended, and they likely learned about it from the media... so that was clearly a hoax. Senator Chuck Schumer's staffers found out on Thursday that some rioters had defecated in the Capitol, a source says
They are believed to have defecated in one of the bathrooms after breaching the Capitol before 'tracking' their excrement in multiple hallways in the building
Brown footprints were found in parts of the Capitol hallways
The feces left behind was just some of extensive damage caused by the mob when they stormed the Capitol in a violent siege that has left five dead
Harrowing images show shattered windows, graffiti-covered statues and teargas stains lining the walls of the historic building
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9126409/MAGA-mob-rioters-smeared-POO-Capitol.html Poll finds majority back charging Trump for inciting Capitol riot
A Washington Post-ABC News poll found that 54 percent of Americans believe President Trump should be charged with inciting a riot for the mob that stormed the Capitol last week.
A majority of people in the poll believe Trump should be charged, and 56 percent said Trump should be removed from office and not allowed to run again.
However, there was a stark difference between Democrats and Republicans over whether Trump should be allowed to run for the White House again. >Increased gun sales 'don't fit the caricature' of the typical owner, online firearm retailer says
>40% of new gun owners are women and African Americans are the 'largest growing group'
Hopefully they will result in a crimson tide next election. This Violent Insurrection Is What Trump Wanted
At 5 p.m. on Wednesday, police reinforcements were starting to clear a mob of Donald Trump supporters from the United States Capitol, which they had occupied for almost three hours. The representatives and senators, who were holding a joint session of Congress to certify the results of the Electoral College when the Trump supporters broke through security lines, are still in lockdown. Amid unprecedented scenes of mayhem, the joint session, which should have been a formality, has been suspended, and it’s not clear when the session will resume.
Earlier in the day, there were alarming clashes. At the doors of the House chamber, armed Trump supporters engaged in a standoff with Capitol Police. “Police have guns drawn. We are hiding behind chairs and tables on House gallery,” a reporter on the scene, Politico’s Olivia Beavers, tweeted, at 2:45 p.m. In the Senate, at least one man made it inside the chamber, where, according to Igor Bobic, a HuffPost reporter, he walked up to the dais and shouted, “Trump won that election!” I'm shocked Bumble is still a thing.
>Bumble, Tinder and others are freezing out rioters with help from law enforcement - and, in some cases, their own photos. Other app users have taken matters into their own hands by striking up conversations with potential rioters and relaying their information to the FBI.
>Tinder, Bumble and other dating apps are using images captured from inside the Capitol siege and other evidence to identify and ban rioters' accounts, causing immediate consequences for those who participated as police move toward making hundreds of arrests.
>Women and men have in some cases also turned the dating apps into hunting grounds, striking up conversations with rioters, gathering potentially incriminating photos or confessions, then relaying them to the FBI. Using the dating apps to pursue members of the mob has become a viral pursuit, with tips shared on Twitter and some women changing their location on the dating apps to Washington, D.C., in hopes of ensnaring a potential suspect.
>The moves cast a spotlight on how some unlikely sources have helped expand a digital dragnet for participants in a siege with deeply online roots, fueled by viral conspiracy theories, organized on social media and live-streamed in real-time.
>They also show how people are attempting to use the same tools to fight back, including by contributing to a wide-scale manhunt for dating-app users who played a part in the violent attack.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/01/16/siege-dating-app-bans/ DEA raided for making drug claims not evaluated by the FDA
https://patch.com/illinois/palos/dea-scam-targets-area-doctors-seniors-threatening-fines President Trump said Thursday at a campaign rally in Greenville, N.C., that only Jesus Christ is more famous than he is
"Someone said to me the other day, 'you're the most famous person in the world by far.' I said, 'no, I'm not'... they said, 'who's more famous?' I said, 'Jesus Christ'," Trump recounted, prompting cheers from his crowd of supporters.
Trump's John Lennon-esque comments come one week after his son Eric Trump claimed the president "literally saved Christianity."
PS: The worm will be forgotten in a generation.
He may become an ajective like , "You're a Benedict Arnold", though. https://www.wsj.com/articles/facebook-says-it-is-removing-all-content-mentioning-stop-the-steal-11610401305
Facebook Inc. FB -4.01% said it is removing all content mentioning “stop the steal,” a phrase popular among supporters of President Trump’s unproven claims of election fraud, as part of a raft of measures to stem misinformation and incitements to violence on its platform ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration.
The announcement was one of a number of new measures announced by tech giants Monday in an effort to deter further unrest after the deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol last week. Twitter Inc. said it has removed more than 70,000 accounts since Friday that spread the QAnon conspiracy theory, whose followers believe Mr. Trump is under assault by Satan worshipers.
“We’ve been clear that we will take strong enforcement action on behavior that has the potential to lead to offline harm,” Twitter said in a blog post. “Given the violent events in Washington, DC, and increased risk of harm, we began permanently suspending thousands of accounts that were primarily dedicated to sharing QAnon content on Friday afternoon.”
Facebook, Twitter and several other prominent technology companies—including Snap Inc., Reddit Inc. and others—already had taken steps in recent days to silence the president’s personal accounts or online communities devoted to him, citing rules prohibiting content that incites violence.
The moves followed the attack on the Capitol Wednesday by a mob of Trump supporters, who stormed the building after the president and his allies urged them to march on it as lawmakers convened inside to certify Mr. Biden’s Electoral College victory. In Lithuania, doctors recorded massive COVID-19 infection of doctors vaccinated with Pfizer vaccine
Coronavirus infection was detected in 152 doctors of the Vilnius clinic Santara, 79 of whom were vaccinated.
Coronavirus infection was detected in 152 doctors of the Vilnius clinic Santara, 79 of whom had received the first dose of the vaccine developed by Pfizer / BioNTech. The head of the clinic's center for infectious diseases, Professor Ligita Yanchorienė tried to explain the cause of the incident, RIA Novosti reports.
“It should be said that this is not related to the vaccine, perhaps these people already had the virus at the time of vaccination. Looking at the registration trials of the vaccine, it becomes clear that after the first dose of the vaccine, the risk of the disease is reduced to 20% in just 12 days, ”Janchorienė said.
The superintendent emphasized that the 95 percent resistance to the virus promised by the vaccine developers can only be achieved seven days after the second vaccination.
“In other words, 80% of people vaccinated with the study vaccine are no longer at risk of infection. But 95% effectiveness is achieved only after the second dose of the vaccine. As you know, vaccination is carried out in three weeks, and the risk of infection persists for seven days and remains in only 5% of those vaccinated, ”Jancorene is sure.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The National Rifle Association announced Friday it has filed for bankruptcy and will seek to incorporate the nation’s most politically influential gun-rights group in Texas instead of New York.
The announcement made on the NRA’s website comes months after New York’s attorney general sued the organization over claims that top executives illegally diverted tens of millions of dollars for lavish personal trips, no-show contracts for associates and other questionable expenditures.
The coronavirus pandemic has also upended the NRA, which last year laid off dozens of employees, canceled its national convention and scuttled fundraising. Still, the NRA claimed in announcing the move that the organization was “in its strongest financial condition in years.”
The NRA said it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in a Dallas federal court.
“The move will enable long-term, sustainable growth and ensure the NRA’s continued success as the nation’s leading advocate for constitutional freedom – free from the toxic political environment of New York,” the NRA said in a statement.
The gun-rights group boasts about 5 million members. Though headquartered in Virginia, the NRA was chartered as a nonprofit in New York in 1871 and is incorporated in the state https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.forbes.com/sites/jemimamcevoy/2021/01/12/georgia-man-charged-in-us-capitol-attack-dies-by-suicide/amp/
And on Sputnik France, they say he looked into Nancy Pelosi's computer.
That true ?
https://fr.sputniknews.com/amerique-nord/202101131045063057-lhomme-ayant-fouille-lordinateur-de-nancy-pelosi-au-capitole-a-ete-retrouve-mort-par-balles/ https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2021/01/11/report-joe-biden-advisers-plot-immigration-agenda-with-house-democrats/ MIAMI (AP) — Federal authorities seized nearly 300 bricks of cocaine during a routine X-ray baggage inspection after a U.S. Virgin Islands charter flight landed at an executive airport in South Florida on Tuesday night.
Six people, including two police officers, were arrested after agents found 328 kilograms (723 pounds) of cocaine in 294 plastic-wrapped bricks of cocaine at Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport on Tuesday night, the Miami Herald reported.
“The bricks were inside several duffle bags and suitcases belonging to the only passengers on the private plane,” according to a criminal complaint filed by Homeland Security Investigations.
Guardian analysis shows Club for Growth has spent $20m supporting 42 rightwing lawmakers who voted to invalidate Biden victory
The Club for Growth’s biggest beneficiaries include Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz, above, the duo who led the effort to overturn the election result.
An anti-tax group funded primarily by billionaires has emerged as one of the biggest backers of the Republican lawmakers who sought to overturn the US election results, according to an analysis by the Guardian.
The Club for Growth has supported the campaigns of 42 of the rightwing Republicans senators and members of Congress who voted last week to challenge US election results, doling out an estimated $20m to directly and indirectly support their campaigns in 2018 and 2020, according to data compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics.
About 30 of the Republican hardliners received more than $100,000 in indirect and direct support from the group.
The Club for Growth’s biggest beneficiaries include Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz, the two Republican senators who led the effort to invalidate Joe Biden’s electoral victory, and the newly elected far-right gun-rights activist Lauren Boebert, a QAnon conspiracy theorist. Boebert was criticised last week for tweeting about the House speaker Nancy Pelosi’s location during the attack on the Capitol, even after lawmakers were told not to do so by police.
Public records show the Club for Growth’s largest funders are the billionaire Richard Uihlein, the Republican co-founder of the Uline shipping supply company in Wisconsin, and Jeffrey Yass, the co-founder of Susquehanna International Group, an options trading group based in Philadelphia that also owns a sports betting company in Dublin. The Institute of Epidemiology of Rospotrebnadzor has developed a test for COVID-19, which allows detecting the virus in 60-90 minutes, said the director of the institute Vasily Akimkin at a meeting with Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova. He also added that in the near future a test system will be sent for registration to detect " British "strain COVID-19.
The man who brought a confederate flag into the Capitol during the insurrection last week has, predictably, surrendered.
Muh sPeCiAl flag! https://www.cnbc.com/amp/2021/01/15/pence-called-kamala-harris-this-week-to-offer-assistance-ahead-of-inauguration.html
Vice President Mike Pence called his soon-to-be successor, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, to congratulate her and offer his assistance before she and President-elect Joe Biden are sworn in next Wednesday, a person familiar with the matter said.
The phone call on Thursday between Pence and Harris marked their first discussion since they debated publicly last fall during the vicious presidential campaign.
President Donald Trump, who spent weeks angrily denying his election loss to Biden while falsely asserting widespread fraud, has not called the incoming president.
Trump has acknowledged that the Biden administration will soon take charge but has vowed never to concede the election and has not publicly done so. The USA, a small country with only 4% of the world population, now produce 40% of the global Coronavirus infections. Tendency rising.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange dodged a bullet Monday when a British judge refused to extradite him to the United States to face charges under an espionage law, but experts say his case remains an ominous threat to press freedom.
Judge Vanessa Baraitser said the US charges were justified against the 49-year-old transparency advocate, who stunned the world in 2010 with the publication of hundreds of thousands of classified military and diplomatic documents.
But Baraitser ruled that his mental health problems raise the risk of suicide in a US jail.
Her decision, and the US Justice Department's determination to appeal it, left in place the first-ever use of the US Espionage Act to prosecute someone for publishing state secrets, long held as allowed under the US Constitution. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/dustin-higgs-last-convict-scheduled-die-under-trump-executed-n1254503
By Dennis Romero and The Associated Press
The last federal prisoner to be put to death under the Trump administration was executed early Saturday at the federal prison complex in Terre Haute, Indiana.
Dustin Higgs, 48, was convicted in the 1996 kidnapping and killings of three women in a Maryland wildlife refuge. Higgs, who was pronounced dead at 1:23 a.m., was the thirteenth federal convict put to death under Trump.
He was the third to receive a lethal injection this week at the federal prison in Terre Haute.
Higgs was infected with Covid–19, and his lawyers argued that the fatal injection of pentobarbital would "subject [him] to a sensation of drowning akin to waterboarding" as a result of virus-related lung damage, according to court documents.
They also noted his codefendant, Willis Haynes, was spared the death penalty. https://www.fox13memphis.com/news/local/congressman-cohen-introduce-resolution-abolish-electoral-college/XT4BZK3G6ZH3ZB2BH6NMQ54JNI/ Such class. Video, twit links, more pics at link:
PHOTOS: Moving Day at the White House With Six Days Left in Trump’s Term
With less than a week left before President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, the Trump White House is beginning to be cleared out.
Over the past day, the White House has been abuzz with activity, as moving trucks and hand carts could be see around the building and some staffers, including White House economic adviser and election fraud dead-ender Peter Navarro, could be seen toting decorative items outside on the grounds.
Stacks of empty cardboard boxes have arrived on the White House grounds as the clock continues to tick down for the Trump admin.
Three staffers were seen on C-Span leaving the West Wing on Thursday afternoon, one of which was carrying a bust of Abraham Lincoln that was due to be returned to a museum. Incoming presidents routinely pick different items from national artifacts to decorate their White House and reflect their personal taste and principles.
'White House advisor Peter Navarro leaves the West Wing of the White House with a photograph of U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping, in Washington, U.S., January 13, 2021.'
And video captures White House staffers rolling in hand carts and loading up boxes of documents as they emptied out the offices that will soon be occupied by the Biden administration. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Wednesday it will detain all cotton and tomato products produced in China’s Xinjiang province.
The Withhold Release Order (WRO) issued by CBP is based on information that “reasonably indicates” the use of forced labor within China’s so-called “re-education” camps. CBP also claims China is oppressing its Muslim population in that region.
“The goal isn’t just to interdict shipments ... that's actually the fallback plan,” Acting DHS Deputy Secretary Ken Cuccinelli told reporters Wednesday. “The goal of the WRO is that they stop and that the shipments never arrive -- the ultimate goal is that China abandons these horrific practices.”
https://abcnews.go.com/International/us-bans-cotton-tomato-products-xinjiang-slave-labor/story?id=75226217&cid=clicksource_4380645_6_heads_hero_live_headlines_hed Shirtless man wearing horns at US Capitol demonstration identified
(NEXSTAR) – As a mob of President Trump supporters stormed the Capitol building Wednesday, one face stood out from the crowd in photographs: A tattooed, shirtless man donning horns and red, white and blue face paint inside the chambers.
The horned man in question is none other than 32-year-old Jake Angeli, a familiar face at pro-Trump rallies and a purported QAnon conspiracy theorist sometimes referred to as the “QAnon Shaman,” according to the Arizona Republic’s website.
The Arizona native has also been photographed multiple times at the Arizona State Capitol.
Federal prosecutors in the District of Columbia announced Saturday that they have charged two more people for taking part in the riot inside the Capitol on Wednesday — one of them a man accused of stealing the lectern of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), and the other a well-known supporter of the QAnon conspiracy theories.
Adam Johnson, 36, of Bradenton, Fla., was charged with one count of knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority; one count of theft of government property; and one count of violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. Johnson was arrested Friday and is in custody.
In addition, Jacob Anthony Chansley of Arizona was charged with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority, and with violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds. Chansley was taken into custody Saturday. https://www.politico.com/news/2021/01/13/national-guardsmen-capitol-threats-459002
National Guard units are being told to prepare for the possibility that improvised explosive devices will be used by individuals plotting to attack the Capitol in the days surrounding the Inauguration, according to two Guardsmen briefed this week.
The briefings indicate that Washington, D.C.-area law enforcement believe the IEDs planted last week at the Republican National Committee and the Democratic National Committee headquarters were not an isolated incident. The individual who planted those bombs has yet to be apprehended, and FBI agents have been going door to door in D.C. this week asking residents for any photos or video they might have that could help identify the suspect, two of the residents told POLITICO.
In addition to the IED threat, the Guardsmen are being briefed that protesters could be heavily armed. Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy has authorized the National Guardsmen protecting the Capitol, previously only carrying protective gear, to carry lethal weapons including M-9 handguns. A “significant majority” of soldiers are also carrying M-4 rifles, one of the Guardsmen said.
A Guard spokesperson declined to say whether law enforcement had briefed units at the Capitol on an IED threat.
“Our primary objective is to provide support to local authorities,” said spokesperson Tracy O’Grady Walsh, noting that the Guard’s mission during the inauguration is to provide crowd management, traffic control, parking coordination and medical and logistical support to local authorities. “The public’s safety is our top priority.” https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/01/14/capitol-rioters-generated-evidence-that-will-be-used-against-them/
Kevin Lyons was arrested Wednesday in Chicago, one of scores of individuals apprehended after having allegedly stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.
Lyons’s arrest was not exactly a masterpiece of detective work. According to the Justice Department, Lyons posted on Instagram a map of the route from his home in Illinois to D.C., a photo of the exterior of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office and provided FBI agents with videos he’d recorded within the Capitol building.
Lyons, nonetheless, *marveled at the ability of federal agents* to scoop up the information that showed his presence in the building, expressing his surprise they’d found the photo of Pelosi’s office because it “was up for only an hour.”
One of the software tools used by some of those who participated in the riot was Parler, a social media site that was taken offline after Amazon, which had been providing infrastructure for the network, cut Parler off for failing to moderate its content. Before that happened, though, a programmer identified as donk_enby managed to pull down and archive most of the site’s content — including videos and photos taken in and around the Capitol on Jan. 6.
Those photos did not have their EXIF data stripped and many contained GPS information.
After making that data public, an informal collection of researchers has pored over it, organizing it by location and date and sharing videos from the scene.
I guess you could say their security was deplorable. >https://denver.cbslocal.com/2021/01/02/i-want-to-carry-my-firearm-to-defend-myself-congresswoman-elect-lauren-boebert/
Dems trying to ban the congresswoman elect who stood up to the tyrant Beto from carrying a gun in congress.
>‘I Want To Carry My Firearm To Defend Myself’: Congresswoman-Elect Lauren Boebert Takes Fierce Stance On Gun Rights To Capitol Hill
>(CBS4)– Colorado Congresswoman-elect Lauren Boebert, R-Rifle, hasn’t even been sworn in but her fierce stance on gun rights continues to grab headlines and attention from House Democrats. On New Year’s Day, the incoming freshman fired back at Democrats who recently made an effort to ban lawmakers from carrying firearms. >BERLIN -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel considers U.S. President Donald Trump's eviction from Twitter by the company “problematic,” her spokesman said Monday.
>He said it's right not to “stand back” when such content is posted, for example by flagging it. But Seibert also said that the freedom of opinion is a fundamental right of “elementary significance.” “This fundamental right can be intervened in, but according to the law and within the framework defined by legislators — not according to a decision by the management of social media platforms,” he told reporters in Berlin. “Seen from this angle, the chancellor considers it problematic that the accounts of the U.S. president have now been permanently blocked.”
German sources for good measure:
Merkel, Navalny etc everyone but rabid leftist trash agrees that this is scandalous. I sincerely hope that Europe fines American tech giants into oblivion and bans them from Europe just like they were banned from China and Russia ages ago. Fuck big tech. A newly released court filing says John Earle Sullivan, 26, told FBI agents last week that he was at the Capitol when the breach happened. He said he entered through a window that had been broken out. He also said he was present when Ashli Babbitt, an Air Force veteran, was shot dead by a U.S. Capitol Police officer as she tried to climb into the House Speaker’s Lobby through a window.
Sullivan showed agents some of the footage he captured inside the building, which he and others entered illegally.
Videos showed Sullivan and others breaking through a barricade, with the Utah man shouting:
“There are so many people. Let’s go. This [Expletive] is ours! [Expletive] yeah. We accomplished this [expletive]. We did this together. [Expletive] yeah! We are all a part of this history. Let’s burn this [Expletive] down.”
Kinda changes everything. And there's more. President Trump on Sunday claimed the US COVID-19 death toll is “exaggerated” — and was immediately rebuked by Dr. Anthony Fauci.
“The deaths are real deaths. All you need to do is go out into the trenches go to the hospitals, see what the healthcare workers are dealing with,” Fauci said Sunday on ABC News’ “This Week.”
>The planning for Wednesday’s assault on the U.S. Capitol happened largely in plain view, with chatters in far-right forums explicitly discussing how to storm the building, handcuff lawmakers with zip ties and disrupt the certification of Joe Biden’s election — in what they portrayed as responding to orders from President Trump.
>This went far beyond the widely reported, angry talk about thronging Washington that day. Trump supporters exchanged detailed tactical advice about what to bring and what to do once they assembled at the Capitol to conduct “citizen’s arrests” of members of Congress. One poster said, “[expletive] zip ties. I’m bringing rope!”
>Such comments were not confined to dark corners of the Web. They were scooped up and catalogued by researchers who made their findings public weeks before a seemingly unprepared Capitol Police force was overrun by thousands of rioters, in an incident that left one officer, one rioter and three other people dead.
>The question left unanswered is why authorities didn’t prepare more effectively for a storm that many outsiders saw looming on the horizon — especially when those planning the assault were so open about their intentions.
>“Given the very clear and explicit warning signs — with Trump supporters expressing prior intent to ‘storm and occupy Congress’ and use ‘handcuffs and zip ties,’ clear plans being laid out on public forums, and the recent precedent of the plot to storm the Michigan Capitol building while the legislature was in session — it is truly mind-boggling that the police were not better prepared,” said Rita Katz, executive director of SITE Intelligence Group, which was among the research groups that detailed what was coming in the weeks before the Capitol was attacked. It recapped much of this evidence in a report published Saturday. https://www.guns.com/news/2021/01/07/and-here-come-the-anti-gun-bills-for-2021
This is a /k/ thread about a news article about how democrats are pre filing laws to deny Americans their basic human rights. This thread is not allowed on /k/ so it is here. The right to keep and bear arms is a basic human right. https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/09/tech/parler-suspended-apple-app-store/index.html
(CNN Business)Parler, the alternative social media platform favored by conservatives, now finds itself virtually homeless on the internet as Amazon (AMZN), Apple (AAPL) and Google (GOOGL) have all booted it from their platforms in a span of a little more than 24 hours.
Amazon will remove Parler from its cloud hosting service, Amazon Web Services, Sunday evening, effectively kicking it off of the public internet after mounting pressure from the public and Amazon employees.
The decision, which goes into force on Sunday at 11:59 p.m. Pacific time, will shut down Parler's website and app until it can find a new hosting provider. BuzzFeed News was first to report the move. Parler is an alternative social network popular with conservatives and has been heavily used by supporters of President Donald Trump, including some who participated in Wednesday's US Capitol unrest.
In a letter obtained by CNN Business that was sent to Parler Chief Policy Officer Amy Peikoff on Saturday, Amazon Web Services said that in recent weeks it has reported 98 examples to Parler of "posts that clearly encourage and incite violence." The letter includes screenshots of several examples.
"We've seen a steady increase in this violent content on your website, all of which violates our terms," AWS wrote. "It's clear that Parler does not have an effective process to comply with the AWS terms of service." https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/01/14/rudy-giuliani-torched-his-credibility-trump-hes-just-latest-find-that-wasnt-enough/
Donald Trump has fallen out with his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, and is refusing to pay the former New York mayor’s legal bills, it was reported, with the president feeling abandoned and frustrated during his last days in office.
Giuliani played a key role in Trump’s failed attempts to overturn the results of November’s presidential election through the courts. The lawyer mounted numerous spurious legal challenges, travelling to swing states won by Joe Biden, and spread false claims the vote was rigged.
According to the Washington Post, relations between Trump and Giuliani have dramatically cooled. Trump has instructed his aides not to pay Giuliani’s outstanding fees. The president is reportedly offended by Giuliani’s demand for $20,000 a day – a figure the lawyer denies, but which is apparently in writing. White House officials have even been told not to put through any of Giuliani’s calls.
Commenting on the report, Ken Frydman, who worked as Giuliani’s press secretary in the 1990s, said: “Lay down with dogs. Wake up with fleas and without $20,000 a day”.
The apparent breach with Giuliani – one of Trump’s most loyal and sycophantic supporters – has contributed to the president’s sense of isolation and betrayal, aides have suggested. After 10 years living in France, I returned to China to sign some papers and I was locked up. For the next two years, I was systematically dehumanised, humiliated and brainwashed
by Gulbahar Haitiwaji with Rozenn Morgat
The man on the phone said he worked for the oil company, “In accounting, actually”. His voice was unfamiliar to me. At first, I couldn’t make sense of what he was calling about. It was November 2016, and I had been on unpaid leave from the company since I left China and moved to France 10 years earlier. There was static on the line; I had a hard time hearing him.
“You must come back to Karamay to sign documents concerning your forthcoming retirement, Madame Haitiwaji,” he said. Karamay was the city in the western Chinese province of Xinjiang where I’d worked for the oil company for more than 20 years.
“In that case, I’d like to grant power of attorney,” I said. “A friend of mine in Karamay takes care of my administrative affairs. Why should I come back for some paperwork? Why go all that way for such a trifle? Why now?”
The man had no answers for me. He simply said he would call me back in two days after looking into the possibility of letting my friend act on my behalf.
My husband, Kerim, had left Xinjiang in 2002 to look for work. He tried first in Kazakhstan, but came back disillusioned after a year. Then in Norway. Then France, where he had applied for asylum. Once he was settled there, our two girls and I would join him.
A new Ohio law will force women who have surgical abortions to choose between cremating or burying fetal remains, sharpening the state’s definition of “humane” disposal.
The decision, which goes into effect no later than April, has been criticized by abortion rights advocates and praised by pro-life supporters.
“The law is about shaming and stigmatizing abortion and people who have abortions and trying to impose the state’s view of abortion on everyone,” said Jessie Hill, a volunteer attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union in Ohio.
Hill said that burials and cremations are often religious ceremonies with deep personal connotations, and that forcing people to treat embryos as humans who have died is offensive and intrusive.
The new law also places unfair restrictions on abortion providers who must pay for the services, Hill said. Somebody left Speaker Nancy Pelosi a very disturbing message to kick off the new year ... and it seems to be related to the ongoing financial struggles of millions of Americans.
Pelosi's San Francisco home was vandalized overnight ... most of the damage was done to her garage door and driveway. The perp or perps spray-painted "Cancel Rent!" and "We Want Everything" in big black letters on her door ... and there's also a nod to the failed $2,000 government stimulus checks.
BREAKING EXCLUSIVE: @SpeakerPelosi’s house VANDALIZED with red paint, PIGS HEAD & spray-painted message “$2K (crossed out)... CANCEL RENT... WE WANT EVERYTHING”. City called to clean up at 3am & police attempting to stop photos of scene. Media SILENT. pic.twitter.com/LD1jfZIvco
— Maggie VandenBerghe (@FogCityMidge) January 1, 2021 @FogCityMidge
Even more unnerving, what looks like a pig's head and fake blood were also staged in front of her garage.
Law enforcement sources tell us ... San Fran cops responded to a vandalism call at Pelosi's home around 3 AM. We're told a police report was taken, but it's unclear if they have any suspects.
https://www.tmz.com/2021/01/01/nancy-pelosi-house-vandalized-pigs-head-fake-blood-spray-paint-stimulus/ US Capitol Police said late on Thursday that a police officer named Brian Sicknick died due to injuries sustained in response to the riot led by supporters of US President Donald Trump on Wednesday at the US Capitol.
“Officer Sicknick was responding to the riots on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at the US Capitol and was injured while physically engaging with protesters”, the police said in a statement, adding he passed away on Thursday night.
An Indian Defence Attache was also expelled from Afghanistan over charges of raping an Afghan girl
KABUL (Dunya News) – As the immoral activities of Indian army and citizens are on the rise in Afghanistan, an Indian ringleader of a group involved in the raping and filming of a minor Afghan girl has been arrested.
The heartbreaking incidents of rape and violence against women by the Indian Army in the Occupied Kashmir are no secret but now, an Indian gang has also been found involved in the rape of a minor girl in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan.
According to Afghan police, Indian tourist Deep Desai raped a 15-year-old Afghan girl in Kabul on December 28, 2020.
The police further said that Desai also threatened the girl with serious consequences if she informed anyone and apparently, this was why the girl did not inform her family members regarding the incident.
Teams from four police stations were conducting raids to arrest other accused involved on the case.
Steps were also being taken to prevent further circulation of the video online. The local police acted after the video went viral and an FIR was filed in the matter.
This was not the first time an Indian is involved in abusing an Afghan girl.
Earlier, an Indian Defence Attache in Kabul Brigadier SK Narain was expelled from Afghanistan over charges of raping an Afghan girl. Brigadier SK Narain was posted as defense attache in the Indian Embassy in Kabul.
The Afghan girl he raped had reportedly approached the Indian Embassy to obtain a scholarship. She was later raped on the premises.
Indian Tourist arrested for Sexually Forcing (sources says raped) a 15yrs old Minor Afghan Girl in Kabul, Afghanistan. Here's the Full Info:
This was one mob they found a way to excuse.
Even as scores of President Trump’s usually unfailing loyalists condemned him for moving too slowly to call off the swarm of demonstrators that stormed and ransacked the Capitol, many of his most vocal and visible allies in Congress, the media and conservative politics still could not bring themselves to fault him for the surreal and frightening attack carried out by people he had just urged to “fight like hell.”
They downplayed the violence as acts of desperation by people who felt lied to by the news media and ignored by their elected representatives. They deflected with false equivalencies about the Democratic Party’s embrace of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Some even tried to dispute the fact that Trump supporters were actually the perpetrators, suggesting that far-left activists had infiltrated the crowd and posed as fans of the president.
These were not isolated or trivial assertions from little-known people on the fringes of Mr. Trump’s movement. Rather, they came from some of his highest-profile allies who helped enable his rise in the Republican Party and have aided him in his unrelenting assault on anyone who questions his actions.
“To any insincere, fake DC ‘patriots’ used as PLANTS — you will be found out,” wrote Sarah Palin, the Republican Party’s vice-presidential nominee in 2008, who demanded that the media look into the allegiances of the people who smashed their way into the Capitol. President Donald Trump(and stingiest non semite on the planet), irritated at being impeached for a second time, has told people to stop paying Rudy Giuliani's legal fees, a person familiar with the matter tells CNN.
As federal prosecutors file charges against rioters who took part in last Wednesday’s violent takeover of the U.S. Capitol, investigators continue to gather evidence in the death of Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick, who died from injuries sustained during the attack.
While most murder investigations focus on the person or persons who caused the fatal injury, former federal prosecutor Tim Heaphy said prosecutors could charge many rioters with felony murder, even if they were nowhere near Sicknick.
Heaphy led the monthslong investigation into the law enforcement performance before, during, and after the deadly 2017 white nationalist rally, in Charlottesville, Virginia. Heaphy was the U.S. Attorney for Western District of Virginia from December 2009 through January 2015, appointed by President Barack Obama.
Under the doctrine of felony murder, which applies in the District of Columbia, any murder that occurs during the commission of one of several underlying felonies is chargeable as felony murder.
“The classic example is if three guys go to rob a convenience store, and one guy is the getaway driver. If in the commission of the robbery, the clerk was shot and killed, all three of the participants in the robbery of the store are potentially guilty of felony murder,” said Heaphy. NORAD Air Defense Exercise Planned for National Capital Region
how many times has an exercise gone live?
https://www.defencetalk.com/norad-air-defense-exercise-planned-for-national-capital-region-76669/ I thought non-organic bullshit was a left-wing thing. Wth?
>One of the people charged in the riot at the U.S. Capitol last week went viral again Monday after news of his first court appearance hit the web - with the internet latching on to one dietary detail in particular.
>Jacob Chansley, 33, also known as Jake Angeli, was one of the people photographed extensively at the riot. He wore a fur hat with horns and painted his face with the colors of the American flag.
>NBC News has reported Chansley is QAnon-supporting YouTuber who also was among the pro-Trump protesters who gathered outside the Maricopa County Elections Department in Phoenix on Nov. 5, claiming that the election was stolen.
>Monday, Arizona ABC station KNXV reported, he made his first appearance in a Phoenix federal courtroom via telephone, as he's being held in quarantine.
>In a now-viral tweet, reporter Melissa Blasius said his mother "says he hasn't eaten since Friday because the detention facility won't feed him all organic food."
>By Monday night, "organic" was trending on Twitter as people reacted to the news.
>"Imagine thinking your white privilege extends so far as to trash the Capitol & then demand organic food in prison," one person replied.
>"It's a jail, Jacob. It isn't a Whole Foods," another person replied.
>Former Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill quote tweeted Blasius as well.
US politics is so inconsistent. 2021 is already ruined for me.
>The extinct giant canids were a remarkable example of convergent evolution
>Dire wolves are iconic beasts. Thousands of these extinct Pleistocene carnivores have been recovered from the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles. And the massive canids have even received some time in the spotlight thanks to the television series Game of Thrones. But a new study of dire wolf genetics has startled paleontologists: it found that these animals were not wolves at all, but rather the last of a dog lineage that evolved in North America.
>Ever since they were first described in the 1850s, dire wolves have captured modern humans’ imagination. Their remains have been found throughout much of the Americas, from Idaho to Bolivia. The La Brea asphalt seeps famously document how prey animals mired in tar lured many of these ice age predators to a sticky death. The dire wolves’ tar-preserved remains reveal an imposing hunter up to six feet long, with skull and jaw adaptations to take down enormous, struggling megafauna. Though these canids had clearly evolved to handle the mastodons, horses, bison and other large herbivores then roaming the Americas, skeletal resemblances between dire wolves and the smaller gray wolves of today suggested a close kinship. It had long been assumed that dire wolves made themselves at home in North America before gray wolves followed them across the Bering Land Bridge from Eurasia. Now some well-preserved DNA seems to be fundamentally changing the story.
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/dire-wolves-were-not-really-wolves-new-genetic-clues-reveal/ Screw those idiots ruining our internet.
https://mashable.com/article/signal-app-downloads-elon-musk-tweet/ America and Democracy vs Trump and Fascism
What side are you on?
House Democrats on Monday introduced an article of impeachment against President Trump for inciting a mob that attacked the Capitol last week, vowing to press the charge as Republicans blocked a separate move to formally call on Vice President Mike Pence to strip him of power under the 25th Amendment.
The dual actions came as Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her caucus sought to ratchet up pressure on Mr. Pence to intervene and push Mr. Trump to resign. If they did not, the Democrats promised immediate consequences for Mr. Trump’s role in an attack that put the lives of the vice president, members of Congress and thousands of staff working on Capitol Hill at risk as officials met to formalize President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s victory.
“The president’s threat to America is urgent, and so too will be our action,” Ms. Pelosi said on Monday.
As expected, Republicans objected to a resolution calling on Mr. Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment, meaning that the House would have to call a full vote on the measure, most likely on Tuesday. Democratic leaders were confident it would pass, and pressured Republican lawmakers to vote with them to beseech the vice president, who is said to be opposed to using the powers outlined in the Constitution, to do so.
It was a remarkable threat. If Mr. Pence does not intervene “within 24 hours” after passage and the president does not resign, House leaders said they would move on Wednesday to consider the impeachment resolution on the floor, just a week after the attack. Already more than 210 Democrats have signed onto the leading charge, just shy of a majority of the House. Several Republicans were said to be considering voting to impeach for the first time, though party leaders were opposed. "Wikileaks just dumped all of their files online. Everything from Hillary Clinton's emails, McCain's being guilty, Vegas shooting done by an FBI sniper, Steve Jobs HIV letter, PedoPodesta, Afghanistan, Syria, Iran, Bilderberg, CIA agents arrested for rape, WHO pandemic. Happy Digging! Here you go, please read and pass it on..... https://file.wikileaks.org/file/...
These are Clinton’s emails: https://file.wikileaks.org/file/clinton-emails/
Index file! https://file.wikileaks.org/file/?fbclid=IwAR2U_Evqah_Qy2wxNY12FMqFC5dAFUcZL5Kl4FIfQuMFMp8ssbM46oHXWMI"
Credit card cloner links https://www.coindesk.com/financial-censorship-after-capitol-riot-truly-chilling-says-occ-chief-brian-brooks
Jan 13, 2021
Financial Censorship After Capitol Riot ‘Truly Chilling,’ Says OCC Chief Brian Brooks
“Money might be controlled by a handful of elites,” the departing bank regulator said at a Wednesday event. “Crypto is about freedom.”
“Everything is at risk” if financial technology is politicized, said Acting Comptroller of the Currency Brian Brooks.
Speaking at a public event hosted by blockchain analysis firm Elliptic on Wednesday, Brooks said the world needs to stop politicizing tech, pointing to the reaction after an attempted insurrection in Washington, D.C., last week that saw supporters of President Donald Trump break into the Capitol building in an effort to halt the formal certification of the Electoral College votes by the Congress.
“We had a really, really awful event in the United States last week, as everybody knows, I mean we saw things that were not worthy of a mature democracy in the 21st century, not worthy of the eras of Thomas Jefferson and James Madison,” Brooks said. “What has followed from that, however, is truly chilling. Now you’ve got payments companies saying that they will not process the payments of people who are of a certain political party who voted one way on a contested political issue.”
cont. One in five people in England may have had coronavirus, new modelling suggests, equivalent to 12.4 million people, rising to almost one in two in some areas.
It means that across the country as a whole the true number of people infected to date may be five times higher than the total number of known cases according to the government’s dashboard.
In some areas, however, the disparity may be even greater. Parts of London and the south are estimated to have had up to eight times as many cases as have been detected to date.
The analysis, by Edge Health, reveals that the true number of coronavirus infections in England could be as high as 12.4 million, equivalent to 22% of the population, as of 3 January.
The government’s test-and-trace programme had detected 2.4 million cases by the same date.
The model estimates the number of cases in an areas by comparing its number of deaths against an estimated infection fatality rate. It assumes a three-week lag between recorded cases and any associated deaths.
81,000 Brits dead 12,400,000 infected
0.65% fatality rate
A lot higher for those with comorbidities. Watch the video as crazed rioters bypass an open door that leads right onto the senate floor.
African American hero Capital Police Officer Eugene Goodman saw the door open and distracted them to chase him.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JItcbtaueI Personal imports of meat and dairy products into EU banned since Brexit transition ended
Dutch TV news has aired footage of customs officers confiscating ham sandwiches from drivers arriving by ferry from the UK under post-Brexit rules banning personal imports of meat and dairy products into the EU.
Officials wearing high-visibility jackets are shown explaining to startled car and lorry drivers at the Hook of Holland ferry terminal that since Brexit, “you are no longer allowed to bring certain foods to Europe, like meat, fruit, vegetables, fish, that kind of stuff.”
To a bemused driver with several sandwiches wrapped in tin foil who asked if he could maybe surrender the meat and keep just the bread, one customs officer replied: “No, everything will be confiscated. Welcome to the Brexit, sir, I’m sorry.”
The ban came into force on New Year’s Day as the Brexit transition period came to an end, with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) saying travellers should “use, consume, or dispose of” prohibited items at or before the border.
“From 1 January 2021 you will not be able to bring POAO (products of an animal origin) such as those containing meat or dairy (eg a ham and cheese sandwich) into the EU,” the Defra guidance for commercial drivers states.
https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2021/jan/11/dutch-officials-seize-ham-sandwiches-from-british-drivers "The actions of the USCP officers were heroic given the situation they faced, and I continue to have tremendous respect in the professionalism and dedication of the women and men of the United States Capitol Police."
My view: There is nothing "heroic" about allowing allowing a terrorist attack at the US Capitol Building. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-michigan-flint-water/ex-michigan-governor-charged-in-lead-poisoning-of-flint-water-idUSKBN29J04R
(Reuters) - Michigan’s attorney general charged former Michigan Governor Rick Snyder on Wednesday with two counts of willful neglect of duty over the lead-poisoning of drinking water in Flint city - the first person to face criminal charges over the crisis.
The case became emblematic of racial inequality in the Unites States as it afflicted Flint, a city of about 100,000 people, more than half of whom are African American.
Snyder faces two misdemeanor charges that carry a penalty of up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine, an online court record showed.
The findings of the criminal investigation into Flint’s water supply will be announced at a news conference on Thursday, the office of Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel said.
Snyder’s attorney Brian Lennon previously called the prospect of charges “outrageous” and “mertiless,” saying Nessel’s office had refused to share information about any potential charges.
“It is outrageous to think any criminal charges would be filed against Governor Snyder,” Lennon said in a statement Tuesday. “Any charges would be meritless. Coming from an administration that claims to be above partisan politics, it is deeply disappointing to see pure political motivation driving charging decisions.” https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/trump-defender-ohio-rep-jim-jordan-get-presidential-medal-freedom-n1253737
(Posted Jan. 11, 2021)
President Donald Trump announced Monday that he was awarding the presidential medal of freedom to Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, a pugnacious Republican ally in Congress who continues to back the president even after the deadly rampage last week by a pro-Trump mob through the Capitol.
Jordan received the nation’s highest civilian award from a lame-duck and increasingly isolated president who has just nine days left in office and who faces the humiliation of a possible second impeachment before President-elect Joe Biden takes office.
The awarding of the medal to Jordan was also harshly criticized by some former Ohio State University wrestlers who have accused him of doing nothing to protect them from a team doctor who sexually abused them when Jordan was an assistant coach from 1986 to 1994.
“If turning your back on hundreds of athletes who were sexually abused on your watch and enabling a sitting President to incite a domestic terrorist insurrection are qualities of a candidate to receive the highest civilian award in the land, then Jim Jordan should get two medals of freedom,” whistleblowing former OSU wrestler Mike DiSabato told NBC News.
Jordan, a former champion college wrestler, has steadfastly denied any knowledge of what the team doctor, Richard Strauss, was doing to the wrestlers, including hearing any "locker room talk." Good to see 2021 isn't any less strange.
>The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has shared a recall from Weis Markets, recalling more than 11,000 containers of ice cream. The frozen treats may be contaminated with "extraneous material, specifically metal filling equipment parts," which is not a traditional ice cream topping.
>The company has recalled 10,869 containers of Weis Quality Cookies and Cream Ice Cream in 48-ounce containers, as well as 502 bulk units of Klein's Vanilla Dairy Ice Cream in three-gallon containers. The ice cream may be contaminated with foreign matter which is, obviously, a choking hazard.
https://www.thrillist.com/amphtml/news/nation/ice-cream-recall-2021-weis-markets Transactions will be prohibited in 45 days
President Trump has signed a new executive order prohibiting transactions with the companies behind eight Chinese apps, including Ant Group’s Alipay and Tencent’s QQ and WeChat Pay. Transactions will be prohibited in 45 days. Reuters was the first to report the news.
The full list of apps includes: Alipay, CamScanner, QQ Wallet, SHAREit, Tencent QQ, VMate, WeChat Pay, and WPS Office.
“The pace and pervasiveness of the spread in the United States of certain connected mobile and desktop applications and other software developed or controlled by persons in the People’s Republic of China... continue to threaten the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States,” the order reads.
US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross confirmed that the Commerce Department will “begin implementing the E.O.’s directives, including identifying prohibited transactions.” Reuters reports that the Commerce Department will do so before Trump leaves office on January 20th, citing an unnamed official.
The new orders follow two earlier ones from August that already tried to ban transactions with ByteDance, TikTok’s parent company, and WeChat. However, a judge blocked the WeChat ban in September and again in October, while a judge granted a preliminary injunction stopping the TikTok ban in December.
If the US is successful in banning these apps, it could be a pretty big deal, particularly for Chinese American families who use these apps to communicate online.
Update January 5th, 7:29PM ET: Added quote from the order.
https://www.theverge.com/2021/1/5/22215961/trump-executive-order-prohibiting-transactions-eight-chinese-apps-alipay-tencent-qq-wechat-pay Two of Donald Trump’s favored banks are pulling away from the billionaire president in the wake of last week’s deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol.
Deutsche Bank AG has decided to refrain from further business with Trump and his company, said a person with knowledge of the matter, asking not to be identified because the deliberations were confidential. Trump owes the Frankfurt-based lender more than $300 million.
And Signature Bank, the New York lender that’s long catered to his family, said it’s cutting ties while it presses for his resignation. Signature is closing two personal accounts in which Trump held about $5.3 million, a spokesperson for the firm said on Monday.
“We believe the appropriate action would be the resignation of the president of the United States, which is in the best interests of our nation and the American people,” the bank said in a separate statement on Monday.
The lenders are following social media outlets and other companies in suspending ties with the president after he encouraged attendees at a rally last week to march on the Capitol, where they stormed the building and interrupted the certification of the electoral college vote. At least five people died in the mayhem and its immediate aftermath.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-01-12/trump-s-long-favored-banks-pull-back-amid-fallout-from-d-c-riot Dark web market known as “Dark Market” has been dismantled and the manager has been arrested. https://deepwebmarketsreview.com/2021/01/12/dark-market-seized-admin-arrested/ https://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/manatee-with-trump-etched-onto-back-found-in-florida/2360741/
The United States Fish and Wildlife Service is searching for information on the person or persons responsible for the harassment of a manatee discovered Sunday in the headwaters of the Homosassa River. The animal had the word “Trump” scraped into its back.
Craig Cavanna, senior federal wildlife officer and current investigating officer, said of the situation, “I cannot comment on a current, ongoing investigation.”
He added harassment of a manatee, protected by the Endangered Species Act, is a Class A, federal criminal offense punishable by a $50,000 fine and/or up to one-year in federal prison.
The seasonal influx of the West Indian manatee is well known along the Nature Coast. The slow-moving, warm-blooded mammals seek sanctuary in the spring-fed waters along Citrus County’s coastline making them accessible to swimmers and boaters. Laws protect the animals from harassment by swimmers and those operating vessels.
“It’s been My experience that this is very out of character for this community," Cavanna said. "Wildlife conservation is a core value in Citrus County. That’s why it’s called the Nature Coast.”
As the investigation continues Cavanna said, “We are following leads.”
The USFWS is encouraging anyone with knowledge of the incident to call the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission at 888-404-FWCC (3922). Information will be forwarded to the USFWS. A harrowing photo shows a Trump supporter carrying a Confederate flag inside the US Capitol, flanked by portraits of Civil War-era figures
A photographer named Saul Loeb captured an image of a man carrying a large Confederate battle flag during the pro-Trump riot inside the US Capitol on Wednesday.
Though the Confederate battle flag originated during the US Civil War, it never entered the Capitol during that time.
Behind the man in the photo, two portraits reflect the fractured nation of the country during the 1860s.
To the man's right is a portrait of Charles Sumner, an abolitionist. To his left is a portrait of John C. Calhoun, a defender of slavery. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/current-rate-it-ll-be-10-years-americans-adequately-vaccinated-n1252486
The Trump administration's Covid-19 vaccine distribution program needs a major shot in the arm because at the current rate, it would take almost 10 years to inoculate enough Americans to get the pandemic under control, a jarring new NBC News analysis showed Tuesday.
The goal of Operation Warp Speed, a private-public partnership led by Vice President Mike Pence to produce and deliver safe and effective Covid-19 vaccines to the public, is to ensure that 80 percent of the country's 330.7 million people get the shots by late June.
To meet that goal, a little more than 3 million people would have to get the shots each day, the math shows.
But so far, only about 2 million people — most of them front-line health care workers and some nursing home residents — have gotten their first shots of the 11.5 million doses that were delivered in the last two weeks, a review by NBC News of data from federal and state agencies showed.
"I don't think we're going to be able to distribute the 20 million doses that were promised" this year, Dr. Scott Gottlieb, a former commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration under President Donald Trump and a Pfizer board member, said Tuesday on CNBC.
"Georgia, for example just started vaccinating nursing homes yesterday, and the vaccine has been on the market, right now — been authorized for almost three weeks," Gottlieb said. "So we're late getting into some of these facilities."
But once people start getting the first shot, he said, "you will start to see an impact on the most vulnerable population, I think, soon."
The data, said Gottlieb, who ran the FDA from 2017 until 2019, show that the vaccine "is partially protective after the first dose."
"We don't know exactly what the magnitude of that protection is and how long it lasts," he said. "But there is evidence that there's partial protection after the first dose." Countries often on the receiving end of criticism by Washington for falling short of democratic ideals have used the chaos in the Capitol as an opportunity to tell the U.S. it should practice what it preaches.
After supporters of President Donald Trump broke into and ransacked the government building, scenes of the clashes, tear gas and bullets fired led officials in Russia, China and Iran to question how the U.S. could still consider itself an exporter of democracy.
Russian foreign affairs spokeswoman Maria Zakharova posted on her Facebook page a comment by a user that said: "The United States will never again be able to tell the world that we are the paragon of democracy."
Zakharova then started a Facebook post by saying it was no business of the Kremlin to comment on the internal affairs of the U.S.—before going on to do just that.
"We reiterate that the electoral system in the United States is archaic, it does not meet modern democratic standards," she wrote in the post, adding that such a system "creates opportunities for multiple violations, and the American media has become a tool for political struggle."
"This was largely the cause of the division of society now observed in the United States," she added.
Earlier, Russia's first deputy ambassador to the United Nations, Dmitry Polyanskiy, described the scenes as "Maidan-style," referring to the popular uprising that ousted the Kremlin-friendly President Viktor Yanukovych in 2014 which Putin claimed was sponsored by the U.S.
"Some of my friends ask whether someone will distribute crackers to the protesters," Polyanskiy tweeted, a mocking reference to then-U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland who offered food to demonstrators in Kyiv. Twitter removed a post by the Chinese Embassy in the US over the weekend citing a violation of its rules. The embassy’s tweet had asserted that Muslim minority Uighur women were “emancipated” by Beijing’s efforts to “eradicate extremism” in its northwestern Xinjiang province.
The post shared an article by state media China Daily last Thursday denying reports of forced sterilisation of Uighur women by Chinese authorities. Instead, the article claimed the decrease in the Uighur population in Xinjiang was a result of the “eradication of religious extremism” which gave women more “autonomy.”
You go twitter!
You go! Golly, what a coincidence? A week before Biden is to take office and right after Big Tech censored Parler, their user database gets hacked and exposed…
But yeah, a handful of clowns taking selfies at the Capitol were "trying to overthrow the government!"
11 Jan, 2021
Hacker reveals massive Parler data leak: ALL users’ messages, location info and even driver’s licenses may have been exposed
Recently shutdown social media app Parler is at the center of a yet another controversy, after allegations surfaced that the totality of its users' personal data was leaked in the wake of the network going offline.
Parler, a social network popular with conservative audiences, was removed from the internet on Monday, after Amazon kicked the site off its hosting service, citing"a steady increase in this violent content" in the wake of Wednesday's riot at the US Capitol. The decision to pull support came after Apple and Google blocked the social network from their online marketplaces over the weekend.
Shortly before Amazon's move, a self-described hacker from Austria, going by 'Donk Enby' on Twitter, claimed to have gained access to all of the "unprocessed, raw" video files uploaded to Parler "with all associated metadata." The hacker even included a link to the file library in order to prove that the data leak was real.
The development agitated the social network's audience, especially since it occurred around the same time as Parler's shutdown.
cont. The magats have finally turned and started feasting on the bloated corpse.
After years of fidelity, Donald Trump's most ardent online fans have finally turned on him.
All it took was for the president to acknowledge the reality of his loss a little over a day after they, the MAGA faithful, stormed the Capitol in a violent attempt to stop the certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s win.
“People were willing to die for this man and he just threw them all under the bus. That’s the only thing that’s shameful about the events of the past 36 hours,” Nick Fuentes, the host of the America First podcast and the unofficial leader of the white nationalist Groyper Army, angrily tweeted, shortly after Trump released a video Thursday night in which he conceded that Biden would be the next president and called for political reconciliation.
Cassandra Fairbanks, a prominent MAGA activist, tweeted: “[He] tells angry people to march to the capitol [and then] proceeds to throw his supporters under the bus.”
Someone Etched ‘Trump’ on a Florida Manatee
Wildlife authorities are investigating and said that the harassment of the manatee is illegal under state and federal laws.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission began investigating after the manatee was discovered on Sunday with scarring in the form of the president’s name, the center said. The discovery was reported by the Citrus County Chronicle.
Patrick Rose, the executive director of the nonprofit Save the Manatee Club, said he had seen the photos of the manatee earlier on Monday and was disturbed.
“This is a type of a molestation of an imperiled species,” he said on Monday from Gainesville, Fla. He added that the manatee appeared to be an adolescent.
His alarm was shared by other conservationists.
“This abhorrent action goes beyond the bounds of what is considered cruel and inhumane,” said Elizabeth Fleming, senior Florida representative at Defenders of Wildlife. “I’m disgusted that someone would harm a defenseless creature to send what I can only assume is a political message. We will do everything in our power to help find, arrest and successfully prosecute this coward.” Lu Siwei and Ren Quanniu were barred from aiding a group of pro-democracy protesters who were arrested at sea, but could still lose their licenses.
HONG KONG — The Chinese legal authorities have threatened to revoke the licenses of two lawyers hired to help a group of Hong Kong protesters who were arrested last year while trying to flee to Taiwan by speedboat.
Ten of the activists were convicted last week by a court in the mainland Chinese city of Shenzhen of illegal boundary crossing and sentenced to prison terms ranging from seven months to three years. Two other members of the group who were minors at the time of their arrest in August were returned to Hong Kong, a semiautonomous Chinese territory.
For Hong Kong’s pro-democracy opposition, the case has highlighted fears of the Communist Party-controlled legal system on the mainland and the risks it poses to the city’s tradition of an independent judiciary.
Most of the group faced charges in Hong Kong connected with antigovernment protests in 2019, including arson, rioting, assaulting police officers and weapons possession. One member, Andy Li, was under investigation on suspicion of violating the national security law imposed on Hong Kong last year. They were arrested by the Chinese Coast Guard on their way to Taiwan, a self-governing democracy that Beijing claims as its territory, and detained on the mainland.
The two lawyers, Lu Siwei and Ren Quanniu, were hired by family members of the activists but were barred from representing them. Instead, the defendants were forced to rely on government-appointed lawyers.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/04/world/asia/china-hong-kong-lu-siwei-ren-quanniu.html the man was retired Lieutenant Colonel Larry Rendall Brock, Jr., a Texas-based Air Force Academy graduate and combat veteran.
Two days after the publication of this piece, Brock was arrested in Texas and charged in federal court, in the District of Columbia, with knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building without lawful authority, and with violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.
As insurrectionists stormed the U.S. Capitol this week, a few figures stood out. One man, clad in a combat helmet, body armor, and other tactical gear, was among the group that made it to the inner reaches of the building. Carrying zip-tie handcuffs, he was captured in photographs and videos on the Senate floor and with a group that descended on Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office suite.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran on Monday began enriching uranium up to 20% at an underground facility and seized a South Korean-flagged oil tanker in the crucial Strait of Hormuz, further escalating tensions in the Middle East between Tehran and the West.
The announcement of enrichment at Fordo came as fears rose that Tehran had seized the MT Hankuk Chemi. Iran later acknowledged the seizure, alleging the vessel’s “oil pollution” sparked the move. However, hours earlier, Tehran said a South Korean diplomat was expected to visit in the coming days to negotiate the release of billions of dollars in its assets now frozen in Seoul.
The dual incidents come amid heightened tensions between Iran and the United States in the waning days of President Donald Trump’s term in office. During Trump’s tenure, the U.S. leader unilaterally withdrew from Tehran’s nuclear deal with world powers in 2018 and set off months of tense episodes that increasingly strained relations between the countries.
Iranian state television quoted spokesman Ali Rabiei as saying that President Hassan Rouhani had given the order for the move at the Fordo facility.
Iran’s decision to begin enriching to 20% purity a decade ago nearly triggered an Israeli strike targeting its nuclear facilities, tensions that only abated with the 2015 atomic deal. A resumption of 20% enrichment could see that brinksmanship return as that level of purity is only a technical step away from weapons-grade levels of 90%.
From Israel, which has its own undeclared nuclear weapons program, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu criticized Iran’s enrichment decision, saying it “cannot be explained in any way other than the continuation of realizing its goal to develop a military nuclear program.”
“Israel will not allow Iran to manufacture a nuclear weapon,” he added. https://globalnews.ca/news/7559368/canada-pro-trump-rallies-us-capitol-lockdown/ Trump Not Expected to Be Criminally Charged — at Least for Now — With Inciting Capitol Riot, DOJ Says
President Donald Trump is not expected to be criminally charged, at least for now, with inciting a riot at the U.S. Capitol, a Department of Justice official said.
A day before, the top federal prosecutor in the District of Columbia did not rule out charging Trump in connection with riling up the mob that invaded Congress.
Trump, his lawyer Rudy Giuliani, and the president's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., all had spoken before the riot at a rally, where they made false claims that Joe Biden won the presidential election through ballot fraud.
Democrats have called for Trump to be removed from office, either through impeachment or by invoking the 25th Amendment.
President Donald Trump is not expected to be criminally charged — at least for now — with inciting the riot at the U.S. Capitol, a Department of Justice official said Friday.
The official's comments came just a day after the top federal prosecutor in the District of Columbia did not rule out charging Trump. https://twitter.com/MelissaBlasius/status/1348740338827939841 https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/08/technology/twitter-trump-suspended.html?
OAKLAND, Calif. — Twitter said on Friday that it had permanently suspended President Trump from its service “due to the risk of further incitement of violence,” effectively cutting him off from his favorite megaphone for reaching his supporters.
“We have determined that these tweets are in violation of the Glorification of Violence Policy and the user @realDonaldTrump should be immediately permanently suspended from the service,” Twitter said in a blog post.
The suspension comes a day after Mr. Trump was barred from using Facebook for the remainder of his term, and after a number of other digital platforms limited Mr. Trump from their services.
The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment. inb4inevitableniggerjokes
>"Aside from some congestion and coughing, the gorillas are doing well," said Lisa Peterson, executive director of the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.
>Several gorillas at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park have tested positive for the coronavirus, becoming what federal officials said on Monday were the first known apes in the nation to be infected.
>Zoo officials said on Monday that they believed the gorillas were infected by an asymptomatic staff member who had been following safety recommendations, including wearing personal protective equipment when near animals.
>Veterinarians are closely monitoring the troop, which is made up of eight western lowland gorillas. The infected animals are expected to make a full recovery, officials said.
>"Aside from some congestion and coughing, the gorillas are doing well," Lisa Peterson, executive director of the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, said in a statement.
>Three animals are exhibiting symptoms like coughing, officials said. But because gorillas live together in troops, "we have to assume," the zoo said, "that all members of the family group have been exposed."
>The number of western lowland gorillas, which can be found in central Africa, has declined by more than 60 percent over the past two decades, according to the World Wildlife Fund.
>Zoo officials learned that at least two gorillas had been infected with the coronavirus after they were observed on Wednesday "coughing and showing other mild symptoms," the zoo said in the statement.
>On Friday, tests by the California Animal Health and Food Safety Laboratory System showed that the coronavirus was present in the troop's fecal matter, the zoo said. On Saturday, tests by the National Veterinary Services Laboratories, which provides testing for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, confirmed the troop was infected, the zoo said.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/11/us/gorillas-coronavirus-san-diego.html >A message saying President Donald Trump had left office has appeared on the U.S. State Department’s website, sparking speculation that he resigned or was removed from office. It was soon confirmed to be a mistake.
>The message appeared on an empty page for the president’s biography, saying: “Donald J. Trump’s term ended on 2021-01-11 19:22:18.” A similar message appeared on the biography page for Vice President Mike Pence.
>It was not immediately clear what caused the mistake, but an archived version of the same page revealed a similar message in mid-December, saying Trump’s term ended on December 17.
>BuzzFeed News, citing unidentified sources, said a “disgruntled staffer” was behind the changes. BNO News has not been able to confirm that.
The website itself is bogged down by shitty adverts, don't bother giving them clicks.
The page at the State Department website has now 404'd and now says they're experiencing "technical difficulties". Quote by Michael Morell, the Former Acting Director of CIA
As a mob of his supporters stormed the US Capitol on Wednesday, Donald Trump was reportedly unconcerned about the destruction or insurrection taking place but instead how the violent extremists appeared “low-class”.
The president’s ardent loyalists breached security measures and clashed with police, injuring at least 14 people and killing one officer, in the wake of Mr Trump’s fiery speech filled with falsities about the 2020 election.
Mr Trump had called on the audience, which had gathered in DC from across America, to march to the Capitol building as Congress convened to certify the results of his electoral defeat to President-elect Joe Biden.
What followed was a violent and historic scene: QAnon conspiracy theorists dressed in furs, domestic terrorists waving confederate flags, and hundreds of men and women in Trump campaign gear ransacking lawmakers’ offices. Some took the Senate dais and echoed the president’s false claims of voter fraud.
Mr Trump was apparently turned off by the chaotic scene, although not due to the assault on the US government but according to New York Magazine, because his supporters looked “low-class”. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/07/us/politics/trump-self-pardon.html
President Trump has suggested to aides he wants to pardon himself in the final days of his presidency, according to two people with knowledge of the discussions, a move that would mark one of the most extraordinary and untested uses of presidential power in American history.
In several conversations since Election Day, Mr. Trump has told advisers that he is considering giving himself a pardon and, in other instances, asked whether he should and what the effect would be on him legally and politically, according to the two people. It was not clear whether he had broached the topic since he incited his supporters on Wednesday to march on the Capitol, where some stormed the building in a mob attack.
Mr. Trump has shown signs that his level of interest in pardoning himself goes beyond idle musings. He has long maintained he has the power to pardon himself, and his polling of aides’ views is typically a sign that he is preparing to follow through on his aims. He has also become increasingly convinced that his perceived enemies will use the levers of law enforcement to target him after he leaves office.
No president has pardoned himself, so the legitimacy of prospective self-clemency has never been tested in the justice system, and legal scholars are divided about whether the courts would recognize it. But they agree a presidential self-pardon could create a dangerous new precedent for presidents to unilaterally declare they are above the law and to insulate themselves from being held accountable for any crimes they committed in office. Armed protests to occur at all 50 state capitols and the US capitol. This time, I don't want to hear the excuse that authorities were blindsided.
https://abcnews.go.com/US/armed-protests-planned-50-state-capitols-fbi-bulletin/story?id=75179771 Oh, Denmark. You bring joy to so many rascally children.
>(CNN) - Denmark's flagship broadcaster has suffered blowback over its newest children's TV program, "John Dillermand" -- an animation starring a man with a penis so massive and flexible it can save children from danger, fetch objects from a river and operate as a pogo stick.
>The show, whose 13 episodes are available to watch on the DR network's website, follows its titular character as he navigates an array of unexpected scenarios caused by his inexplicably huge genitalia.
>In episode one, for instance, the mustached Dillermand uses his gigantic, stripey organ as a lead for his dog -- but quickly finds himself inundated with requests from his neighbors to take their pets out for a walk, too. At another point in the show, he is stuck floating in mid-air after balloons are tied to his groin.
Oh, and if you're wondering how they're getting away with this. Aside from the fact they're not as prudish about sexuality as here in the states, it's also to teach about human anatomy. Not sure if this is the correct board for this but whatever
I just wanted to know why we simply couldn’t just protect/shelter/provide for, the people most vulnerable to the disease, and let the rest of the country carry on. Yeah maybe some other measures that affect everyone might be useful but surely the government would realise that all the lockdowns and “emergency laws” are not only unrealistic, but harmful to our culture/health/economy etc etc.
It just seems naive for people to think that locking down the country for more than a couple weeks total is highly harmful and ridiculous.
What is everyone else’s take on it all?
for the love of GOD please do not post her porn selfies on here I do not need that burned into my eyes.
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