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Feb 26 07:47

Russian diplomats are forced to leave North Korea on foot while pushing their luggage on a rail trolley after Kim Jong Un closed border to fight Covid

A group of Russian diplomats and their family members returned to Russia from North Korea on a hand-pushed rail trolley on Thursday because of COVID-19 restrictions in the country, Russia's Foreign Ministry said in a Facebook post.

Feb 26 07:46

Goldman Sachs CEO slams working from home as an 'aberration' and says it will not become the 'new normal' but just 10% of his global workforce are back in the office

Goldman Sachs CEO has slammed working from home as an 'aberration' and said it is not the 'new normal' as he revealed the company is not likely to be offering it as a permanent option.

Feb 26 07:45

No more ultra-cold! FDA says Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine can be shipped and stored at REGULAR freezer temperatures instead of -76ºF in a move to ease rollout

The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved storage and transportation of COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer Inc and German partner BioNTech SE at standard freezer temperatures for up to two weeks instead of ultra-cold conditions.

Feb 26 07:44

Uber driver is arrested for helping well-dressed woman in six-inch heels and ball gown flee after she crashed her sports car in Miami

An Uber driver in Miami has been charged with being an accessory to a hit-and-run after he helped a woman in six-inch heels away from the site of her car crash.

Feb 26 07:33

83-minute video: Need to Know news for lucid analysis and commentary on current events (February 25, 2021)

Professor Emeritus Jim Fetzer, David Scorpio, and I discuss current events here on BitChute (censored on YouTube).

Context: American Revolution 2.2 2020: PATRIOTS vs. LOYALISTS

I’m a professional historian with degrees from Berkeley and Harvard, helped craft and deliver ~300 policy briefs for Members of Congress on ending poverty that led to two UN Summits for heads of state, have written ~1,000 articles since 2009 with ~50 million page views that include published research, and was recognized by two Los Angeles Mayors as among the very best high school teachers among ~20,000 teachers in Central L.A.

I also wrote a 2005 ~40-page White Paper circulated among Members of Congress to impeach President Bush and Vice President Cheney for those lie-started Orwellian-illegal Wars of Aggression (200+ footnotes using our own government’s most authoritative official documents as slam-dunk proof of lies known to be lies as they were told, and the opposite of lawful military attack).

Feb 26 07:29

China-US relations: ‘let’s fix our own national messes before competing with Beijing’, says former diplomat

Former US diplomat Chas Freeman urged Washington to focus on making “serious repairs” at home to effectively compete with China, as US President Joe Biden’s administration reviews US policy towards China amid increasingly strained relations.

Freeman is a well-known China hand who was the principal interpreter for Richard Nixon during the 1972 China trip that paved the way for normalised diplomatic relations.

In an online address to the Washington Institute of Foreign Affairs this month he argued that the US needed to avoid defining its China policy as a fight against authoritarianism and to focus instead on renewing its competitive capacity given its “unprecedented state of domestic disarray and demoralisation”.

Feb 26 07:25

Day of reckoning for the Viking raider: Billionaire embroiled in Icesave collapse that cost British savers £4bn to finally face court

It has been more than a decade since 300,000 British savers lost £4billion in the blockbuster collapse of Icesave.

Feb 26 07:23

Boeing had been trying to strengthen 777 engine covers for two YEARS before fan blade snapped off United Airlines flight and broke through the casing leaving debris scattered over Denver suburbs

Aerospace giant was said to be working with the FAA to strengthen the covers
Investigators have attributed Saturday's incident in Denver to a fan blade that broke off due to metal fatigue and apparently breached the engine cover

Feb 26 07:22

See Mars up-close! NASA Perseverance's high resolution panorama reveals rocks that have been eroded by Martian winds for billions of years and structures that may have been formed by ancient volcanoes

NASA shared Perseverance's first high resolution panorama, revealing intricate and interesting details
The scene was captured by the rover's powerful Mast Camera that NASA programmed with 5,000 commands

Feb 26 07:20

'I don't think I've ever cried on TV before': Fox News' Dana Perino breaks down after domestic violence survivor recounts how her estranged husband beat her and shot dead their 18-month-old son while he was out on bail

Fox News anchor Dana Perino has broken down in tears following an interview with an Illinois woman whose 18-month-old son was shot dead by her estranged husband.

Feb 26 07:19

Record low number of foreign crooks are being kicked out of UK after deportations slumped by 34% last year, figures reveal

Just 3,374 were booted out - a third fewer than 2019 and lowest figure for decade
The Home Office has struggled amid coronavirus-related travel restrictions

Feb 26 07:19

Soldier 26, is jailed for 15 months after giving 20-year-old woman fatal dose of MDMA at Electric Zoo festival in New York City two years ago

A former US Army soldier broke down in tears after being jailed for 15 months for supplying a fatal dose of the drug MDMA to a woman at a New York City music festival two years ago.

Feb 26 07:18

John Mayer is branded a 'hypocrite' for saying he 'almost cried' during Britney Spears documentary - as Twitter calls out his infamously bad treatment of ex-girlfriends like Jessica Simpson and Taylor Swift

Social media users are accusing John Mayer of being a hypocrite after he spoke out in support of Britney Spears — and they're demanding that he apologize to women he's hurt in the past.

Feb 26 07:17

'I hope they do!' Elon Musk responds to rumors the SEC will probe his tweets promoting Dogecoin and says an investigation would be 'awesome'

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said he welcomes a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission investigation into his tweets promoting the 'joke' cryptocurrency Dogecoin.

Feb 26 07:15

Costco will raise its minimum wage to $16 an hour - more than Amazon and Target - in the hope employees will stay with the company for longer

Costco Wholesale Corp is raising the minimum wage for its hourly staff to $16 from next week, a dollar more than what its competitors Amazon.com Inc and Target Corp pay per hour.

Feb 26 07:00

EXCLUSIVE: Killer Lamborghini teen DIDN'T have a license: Family of secretary, 32, killed by teen driver who lost control of $400K super car while LA street racing at 120mph ask 'who gives a kid a Lambo?'

The heartbroken family of the woman killed in a high-speed crash after a teen driver lost control of his Lamborghini have told that the boy didn’t have a license.

Feb 26 07:00

Nancy Pelosi rules out more Congressional action against Trump saying 'he's gone' but opens new dispute with Mitch McConnell for wanting BLM to be probed by MATA riot commission

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Congress has no further plans to punish former President Donald Trump after he was acquitted on impeachment charges by the Senate earlier this month.

Feb 26 06:50

Who Would Have Guessed Demolition Man Would Be the Most Prophetic Movie of the 90s?

Remember in the 90s when we'd watch movies about self-driving cars and bizarre totalitarian futures and we'd laugh because it seemed so far-fetched? Check out this analysis of a popular action-adventure movie.

Feb 26 05:40

New approach to vaccinessssss: Pythons from Florida Everglades could be used to help produce COVID shots, researcher says

Burmese pythons in Florida's Everglades could be produce COVID vaccines
The snakes contain squalene, which simulates a stronger immune response
It is usually extracted from shark livers, which causes a stir among activists

Feb 26 05:39

Postcode gang 'tried to kill' London schoolboy, 16, for being on their turf weeks before he was knifed to death - as it's revealed his family fled area last year after two attacks on their home

Drekwon Patterson was left for dead by attackers who ambushed him in Brent

Police believe the four hooded thugs drove the black Ford Mondeo into teenager

Feb 26 05:38

Flintlock pistol and leather shoe sole are among a treasure trove of new items discovered from the same sunken ship that carried the controversial Elgin Marbles

Archaeologists have been studying the shipwreck of the Mentor since 2011
It sank in 1802 near the Green island of Kythira while transporting artefacts
Among them was the controversial Elgin marbles that were later recovered

Feb 26 05:23

Ever wondered what your ancestors were like? Scientists develop eerily realistic deepfake technology that lets you 'bring the dead back to life'

Tool from MyHeritage animates faces in photos - even deceased family members
The website says its weird new tool gives family history 'a fresh new perspective'

Feb 26 05:22

‘Tornado’ sighting that really caused a buzz! Motorists in Buenos Aires are shocked to see twister towering into the sky – but it was actually a giant swarm of MOSQUITOES

Huge dark tower of swirling mosquitoes spotted by driver in Argentina yesterday
Motorist had been driving on Route 74 between General Madariaga and Pinamar

Feb 26 05:20

Cruz: Biden Immigration Agenda ‘Most Radical’ Ever, Not Willing To Enforce Law Against Criminals

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) warned about the Biden administration’s immigration agenda during an interview with “The Michael Berry Show” on Thursday, saying that the agenda was the most extreme in U.S. history and posed a risk to national security.

Feb 26 05:17

HARRY HITS BACK Defiant Prince Harry insists he and Meghan Markle ‘never walked away’ from royals and ‘life is public service’

PRINCE Harry said he and wife Meghan Markle "never walked away" from the royals - and he simply did "what any husband or father would do".

In a wide-ranging interview with James Corden on The Late Late Show, the Duke of Sussex said the couple's move to LA last year with son Archie was about "stepping back rather than stepping down".

Feb 26 05:16

BEGUM LOSES Shamima Begum CAN’T return to UK to reclaim British passport as Government wins Supreme Court bid against jihadi bride

JIHADI bride Shamima Begum has lost her legal battle to return to the UK to appeal over the removal of her British citizenship.

The Supreme Court today uninamously ruled in favour of the Government and said Begum cannot come back to the UK for a court case to reclaim her British passport for the safety of the public.

Feb 26 05:15

Psaki Attacks Trump When Asked If Biden Thinks Governor Cuomo Is Still ‘The Gold Standard’ In COVID Response

Psaki also addressed sexual misconduct allegations made against Cuomo, saying that women who make allegations should be heard and have their allegations reviewed.

Feb 26 05:04

Pelosi Vows To Include $15 Minimum Wage Hike In Relief Bill Despite Senate Rule Making It Ineligible

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announced Thursday that Democrats will still hold a vote on a COVID-19 relief bill that includes a provision to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour, even after the Senate parliamentarian announced that the provision can’t pass under the Senate rules.

Feb 26 05:03

A man left his baby in an illegally parked car and a Chicago worker towed them away. The dad was charged with child endangerment.

A man is facing charges after he left his 5-month-baby in an illegally parked car that was towed away by a city tow truck who didn't see the kid in his carseat.

Feb 26 05:03

Mitch McConnell says he will 'absolutely' back Trump if former president is 2024 GOP nominee

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Thursday that if former President Donald Trump becomes the Republican Party's presidential nominee again in 2024, he would "absolutely" throw his support behind the former president.

Feb 26 05:02

Capitol Police chief says militias from Jan 6 riot are plotting to blow up the Capitol during Biden's State of the Union address

The acting chief of the Capitol Police said that members of the militias that rioted on Jan. 6 are plotting to blow up the Capitol building during President Joe Biden's State of the Union address in order to kill many members of Congress.

Feb 26 04:59

CNN Ripped For ‘Bizarre Distortion’ Of Clarence Thomas Dissent In PA Election Case

CNN legal analyst Joan Biskupic was excoriated for a Monday article in which she claimed Justice Clarence Thomas sympathized with former President Donald Trump’s allegations of election fraud in one of his dissents earlier this week.

Feb 25 19:12

Biden Regime Launches Air Strike in Syria - Moves to Stay in Iraq 'Forever'

The Biden regime has only been in power for one month and they're already bombing Syria.

Feb 25 18:54

Female Athlete Shreds Biden Administration To Withdraw Lawsuit: We Deserve To Be The Best, Biological Males Are Taking It Away

The Biden Administration’s Department of Justice decided to withdraw its support of a lawsuit this week, pushed by three high school female athletes that would block biological males (transgender females) from competing in girls’ sports in Connecticut. Former Attorney General Bill Barr supported the lawsuit because he said Connecticut’s law allowing this to happen does violate the Title IX protections in place.

Feb 25 18:54

Breaking: Biden Bombs Syria to Punish Iran for Attacks on US in Iraq

Joe Biden personally approved US airstrikes on Syria Thursday in response to recent Iranian-backed militia attacks on US forces in Iraq, Reuters was first to report. The Biden airstrikes reportedly targeted a facility in Syria belonging to Iranian-backed militias. (UPDATE at end, Pentagon statement.)

Feb 25 18:41

Sen. Rand Paul Grills Biden HHS Nominee Rachel Levine Over Support For Child Sex Changes

Remember how we were told Donald Trump was an embarrassment on the world stage?

The Biden regime wants a trangender activist who supports child genital mutilation and the drugging of children with puberty blockers to be the second in command at the Department of Health and Human Services.

Feb 25 16:32

Chicago Has Become A Rotting, Decaying, Crime-Ridden Hellhole – And The Rest Of America Will Soon Follow

I don’t know why anyone would want to live in Chicago at this point.  According to the latest estimate that I could find, “over 117,000 gang members” currently live in the city, and there is so much violence that it regularly makes headlines all over the globe.  Some of the wealthy areas of Chicago still look nice, but many communities have been transformed into something straight out of a war zone.  Large churches, hospitals and factories that were once so beautiful are now rotting and decaying all over the city, and a vibrant open air drug market scares customers away from local businesses.  Sadly, the truth is that the entire country is going down the exact same path that Chicago has gone.

Feb 25 16:25

Who Owns Your Face?

The whole purpose of the Bill of Rights is to keep the government off the people’s backs, as Justice William O. Douglas famously wrote. He could have written “faces.” There are areas of human behavior that are none of the government’s business. Facial appearance — because we own our faces and can exclude all others, even the government, from them — is foremost among them. -- History teaches that governments crave control and resist restraint. They negate liberty. Yet, according to the Declaration of Independence, the reason we have government is not to tell us how to live but to protect our freedoms. How well has that worked?

Feb 25 15:59

‘Papers, Please’: Vaccine Passports Have Officially Arrived

Except, being required to present your “papers” in order to live your life isn’t actually freedom at all — it’s discrimination, and even a move toward technocratic fascism, one that’s setting the stage for increased surveillance and erosion of your privacy. -- Nonetheless, this blatant move toward an ever-increasing surveillance state is being welcomed by many who have been led to believe the passports are necessary to protect public health and safety.

Feb 25 15:48

Canada Gun Confiscation In the Coming Months?

This sounds like a dystopian fairy tale, but the reality is this is happening on the doorstep of the United States. Minister Blair made it clear why Prime Minister Trudeau is able to get away with it.

“GUN OWNERSHIP IN CANADA, IN THIS COUNTRY, IS A PRIVILEGE AND NOT A RIGHT,” MINISTER BLAIR EXPLAINED TO CANADA’S GLOBAL NEWS. IT’S A PRIVILEGE THAT’S PREDICATED ON THE STRICT ADHERENCE TO OUR LAWS, OUR REGULATIONS, AND OUR RESTRICTIONS.”

Feb 25 15:40

Saving a Life Without a Second to Spare – More Self Defense Gun Stories

You probably didn’t see this news covered by the mainstream media, but again last week, responsible gun owners defended themselves and the people they love.

Feb 25 13:27

Gen Z: 1 in 6 identify as LGBT

America’s youngest generation of adults, Generation Z, is continuing a trend toward identifying as LGBT.

In the latest Gallup survey, 1 in 6 of those aged 18-23 “consider themselves to be something other than heterosexual,” or LGBT.

Just under 16% said they were LGBT, and 78.9% said they were “straight/heterosexual” in the new survey.

By comparison, 2% of baby boomers consider themselves lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. It’s 3.8% for Generation X and 9.1% for millennials.

Feb 25 13:26

Moment car crashes into a small plane after it makes emergency landing on California highway

WARNING: EXPLICIT LANGUAGE
Pilot Josh Redsun and father were forced to do emergency landing in Livermore
Engine lost power after taking off and Mr Redsun landed on Isabel Avenue

Feb 25 13:24

£325,000 for a beach hut... that DOESN’T face the sea: 16ft-by-10ft cabin on exclusive Dorset coast that faces inland goes up for sale for the same price as a six-bed home in Manchester

Front of the 16ft by 10ft wooden cabin on the exclusive Mudeford Spit in Christchurch, Dorset points inland
The back faces towards the sea, but there are some other huts in the way that prevent an uninterrupted view

Feb 25 13:24

Are Black Women Smarter Than Black Men? Results from PIAAC and AFQT

In response to a reader’s question about differences in average cognitive test scores between blacks and whites, commenter Maven points us toward the PIAAC test of adults. PIAAC is done by the OECD who also do the famous international PISA test of 15-year-olds.

PIAAC in 2017 found that men average very slightly better than females overall in the various ethnicities, with men having an advantage in math, while literacy results are mixed. The standard deviation within each race/sex/subject group is somewhere around 50 points, so the differences between the sexes are small.

Feb 25 13:23

Harrowing moment thugs leave London schoolboy, 16, to die in the street after 'chasing him down the road and taking turns to stab him' in 15th murder in the capital since the start of 2021

Drekwon Patterson was left for dead by attackers who ambushed him in Brent
Police believe the four hooded thugs drove the black Ford Mondeo into teenager

Feb 25 13:22

Sen. Ben Sasse Grills Biden HHS Nominee Xavier Becerra, Appears To Trap Him On Final Question

“Mr. Becerra, you said a little while ago that you never sued the nuns, which is a pretty interesting way of reframing your bullying,” Sasse began. “You actually sued the federal government who had given an exemption to the nuns. Can you explain to us what the Little Sisters of the Poor were doing wrong?”For the next few minutes, Sasse repeatedly had to repeat the question to Becerra because he repeatedly dodged it, claiming he was suing the federal government and not the nuns. Sasse pointed out he was evading the question.

Feb 25 13:21

Lady Gaga Dogwalker Shot Four Times, Two Dogs Stolen

Two assailants attacked Lady Gaga’s dog walker Wednesday night in West Hollywood, shooting him four times and stealing two of the singer’s dogs, according to police.

Feb 25 13:21

LGBT Recruitment Drive Succeeding Wildly

And, no, it’s not mature adults finally developing the courage to come out of the closet that’s behind this 60% increase in the share of the public identifying as LGBT from 2012 to 2020, it’s recruitment of fresh meat young bodies.

Feb 25 13:20

North Korea enslaved South Korean prisoners of war in coal mines

"When I see slaves shackled and dragged on TV, I see myself," Choi Ki-sun told me. He was one of an estimated 50,000 prisoners seized by North Korea at the end of the Korean War in 1953.

Feb 25 13:20

Fauci says he expects vaccine supply to increase soon with Johnson & Johnson approval

Dr. Anthony Fauci on Thursday said he expects the Food and Drug Administration to authorize the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for emergency use and urged Americans to get vaccinated whenever it becomes available to them.

Feb 25 12:01

Facebook Bans Myanmar Military

We’re continuing to treat the situation in Myanmar as an emergency and we remain focused on the safety of our community, and the people of Myanmar more broadly.

Feb 25 11:44

Google is sued by Washington AG for 'repeatedly violating' state campaign finance law by 'failing to provide key information' for political ads it sold

Google on Wednesday was sued by the attorney general of Washington state for failing to provide information about political advertising, despite having been successfully sued in 2018 for the same offense - a violation which saw the tech giant fined $217,000.

Feb 25 11:42

It's all a scam (Picture)

Feb 25 11:42

Controversial Postmaster General Louis DeJoy tells House Democrats to 'get used' to him during heated hearing - as Joe Biden moves to take control of board that can fire him

The Trump-appointed U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy testified before the House Oversight and Government Reform committee Wednesday, rebuffing calls from Democrats to step down.

Feb 25 11:38

Biden Team Seeking Help From Asian American Groups To Rescue Neera Tanden Nomination

Politico reports that the groups are calling Senate offices, sending letters to them, and utilizing social media in order to advocate on behalf of Tanden. The groups are naming the opposition to Tanden as “structural racism” and “institutional racism.”

Feb 25 11:03

Proposed California bill would fine stores that segregate kids' toys and apparel into boys' and girls' departments

A proposed California bill would assess $1,000 fines to retailers who don't create a unisex, gender neutral space in its toys and apparel sections and more, if passe

The policy would apply to all California retail stores with more than 500 employees if passed.

What are the details?

Feb 25 11:02

Sasse humiliates Biden HHS nominee for 'bullying' nuns over contraception mandate

Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) on Wednesday grilled California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, President Joe Biden's radical nominee for secretary of health and human services, demanding to know why he sued the federal government to "bully" nuns.

Feb 25 11:01

Horowitz: Oklahoma career criminal accused of killing 3 and cooking a human heart had been released by Gov. Stitt

It's not just in San Francisco and New York City that violent career criminals are being released en masse, only to commit more crimes. Republicans in Oklahoma and other states have bought into this "criminal justice reform" lie – that somehow our system is too tough on criminals, rather than too lenient by a mile. The deception of "low-level criminals" propelling last year's mass prison release in Oklahoma has now been laid bare by the case of Lawrence Paul Anderson.

Feb 25 10:58

Entire Federal Reserve Payment System CRASHES Due To 'Operational Error' Freezing $3trillion In Daily Transactions Including Paychecks, Tax Refunds And Bill Payments

The Federal Reserve payment systems used to settle transactions between U.S. financial institutions has suffered a massive disruption due to an 'operational error'.

Feb 25 10:55

US Marine whose tearful TikTok video went viral after soldier admitted to sexual misconduct against her was retained says she is the victim of a 'smear campaign'

The Marine who went viral after voicing her frustration with officials' decision to retain a man she had reported for sexual misconduct has said that there is 'misinformation' being released to 'discredit' her story.

Feb 25 10:41

Australia passes world-first new law forcing Facebook and Google to pay for news content after last-minute changes to please Mark Zuckerberg

Australia has passed a world-first law to make Google and Facebook pay media organisations for hosting their news content.

Feb 25 10:36

Is he wrong though? (Picture)

Feb 25 10:36

PICS U.S. News Pandemics AP Top News Health Flu Coronavirus pandemic COVID-19 pandemic Amid COVID-19 pandemic, flu has disappeared in the US

NEW YORK (AP) — February is usually the peak of flu season, with doctors’ offices and hospitals packed with suffering patients. But not this year.

Feb 25 10:36

Al Qaeda has a new leader called 'the Sword of Revenge': Egyptian former general who is now in hiding in Iran is 'set to make terror group as dangerous as they were under Osama Bin Laden'

Al Qaeda has a new leader, called 'the Sword of Revenge' who is reportedly set to make the terror group as dangerous as they were under Osama Bin Laden.

Feb 25 10:29

U.S. News Arkansas U.S. News Arrests 3 adults slain in Arkansas home, abducted baby found safe

Three adults were found dead and a baby was abducted from a home in northeast Arkansas, but the child was found hours later, unharmed, and a suspect was arrested, authorities said Wednesday.

Feb 25 10:28

Girl dies, boy injured after falling through icy lake in Ohio; officer also dies

A 16-year-old girl died and a teenage boy was injured after they fell through an icy lake in Ohio, officials said. Jason Lagore,

Feb 25 10:27

Trump tax returns are now in the hands of the Manhattan district attorney

Former President Trump’s tax records have been turned over to Manhattan District Cyrus Vance following the Supreme Court’s rejection of the ex-president’s last-ditch effort to keep the documents shielded.

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