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October 25, 2020

Oct 25 10:46

Never judge a book by its cover (Picture)

Oct 25 10:45

Anarchy in the USA: Once renowned liberal city of Portland has become a crucible of America's gun-fuelled culture war, reports IAN BIRELL

ohn Jackson was relaxing at home a fortnight ago after a day’s work in his cafe when he received a call shortly before 10pm to tell him the premises in downtown Portland had been vandalised.

Oct 25 10:44

Quarantine 2020 (Cartoon)

Oct 25 10:43

'Are we in Cleveland?' Kamala Harris is caught on hot mic asking an aide which city she's in during campaign stop in Ohio

Senator Kamala Harris was caught on a hot mic asking an aide which city she was in during a stop in Cleveland on Saturday.

Oct 25 10:41

“It’s the Most Outrageous Thing I’ve Ever Seen. It Makes No Sense.”

DNA evidence proved Lydell Grant’s innocence. So why won’t the state’s highest criminal court exonerate him?

Oct 25 10:40

Scientists Discover the First Room-Temperature Superconductor

A TEAM OF physicists in New York has discovered a material that conducts electricity with perfect efficiency at room temperature—a long-sought scientific milestone. The hydrogen, carbon, and sulfur compound operates as a superconductor at up to 59 degrees Fahrenheit, the team reported in Nature. That’s more than 50 degrees higher than the previous high-temperature superconductivity record, set last year.

“This is the first time we can really claim that room-temperature superconductivity has been found,” said Ion Errea, a condensed-matter theorist at the University of the Basque Country in Spain who was not involved in the work.

“It’s clearly a landmark,” said Chris Pickard, a materials scientist at the University of Cambridge. “That’s a chilly room, maybe a British Victorian cottage,” he said of the 59-degree temperature.

Oct 25 10:39

Major incident declared after 'stowaways attempt to hijack' oil tanker headed to Southampton from Nigeria as it approached the Isle of Wight as 'crew hide in safe room'

Police called after 'security incident' on Nave Andromeda off Isle of Wight today
Restriction zone of five nautical miles now in place around vessel this afternoon
The ship is reportedly Libyan-registered and was set to dock in Southampton

Oct 25 10:39

How to Clean Up Your Digital History

ONCE YOU POST something to the internet, it's there forever unless you take steps to remove it (and even then, you may not be successful.) While keeping your digital history around in perpetuity can have its advantages—digging out those tax emails from 2006, looking back on vacations from half a decade ago—it's also worth keeping some parts of our online trails as short as we can.

First, it means nothing from our past can come back and embarrass us. Second, it makes it harder for advertising companies to keep track of what we're up to online. And third (in the case of files and emails at least), it frees up space for new stuff.

If you've decided that you'd rather not have decades worth of tweets and emails hanging around, there are ways to put limits on your digital baggage. Note this is slightly different to stopping sites and networks from tracking you as you make your way around the web, though the two are definitely linked.

Oct 25 10:38

Twenty years of the International Space Station – but was it worth it?

Space scientists are preparing to celebrate a remarkable astronautical achievement. In a few days, they will mark the 20th anniversary of humanity’s continuous presence in outer space.

For two decades, teams of astronauts have made their homes 250 miles above our planet through their uninterrupted occupancy of the International Space Station (ISS). First inhabited by US astronaut Bill Shepherd and Russian cosmonauts Sergei Krikalev and Yuri Gidzenko on 2 November 2000, the ISS has since provided shelter for a steady rotation of crews that has ensured the station has never been left unoccupied.

Oct 25 10:37

Pizza offering! Police confirm Manchester bar’s ‘massive’ 22-INCH pizza slices DO count as a 'substantial meal' - after officers told staff they were breaking Tier 3 Covid rules

Staff at Common bar said police told them the huge slices were not 'substantial'
The gigantic slices of pizza are cut from 22'' slices and measure 11'' in length
The bar in Manchester said officers were 'winging it' as there was 'no proper guidance' and that they could not answer what constituted a 'substantial' meal

Oct 25 10:36

How to Spot A Glitzy Star That Flashes Red & Green (And Isn't a Plane)

If you’re fortunate enough to live somewhere where the stars are visible, those of us who live in cities hope that you’re taking advantage of it. Sure, we can see the moon when it’s out—maybe an occasion planet if it’s bright enough—but not much beyond that. Then there are the moments when it looks like we can see a star—realize that it’s moving, hoping it might even be a shooting star—only to realize it’s an airplane.

But not every blinking object in the sky is a plane. In fact, there’s one star in particular that flashes red and green this time of the year. Here’s how to spot it.

Oct 25 10:36

As astronomers search for exoplanets, those planets could have Earth in sight, study says

While the search for exoplanets has revealed more than 4,000 planets beyond our solar system over the last couple of decades, it begs the question of what may be looking back.

That's the question posed by two astronomers in a study published Wednesday in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.

"In our search for life in the universe, we ask a little bit of a different question in this research," said Lisa Kaltenegger, associate professor of astronomy in Cornell University's College of Arts and Sciences and director of Cornell's Carl Sagan Institute, in a video shared by the institution.

"We ask, who could have actually spotted us? Who could have found out that Earth is teeming with life from their vantage point?"

Oct 25 10:35

More Evidence Of A Great Purge Ahead If Joe Biden Steals The Election With Calls For 'An Assault' Upon The Independent Media

While we've reported a lot about the censorship of Conservatives over the past many years, we get a good look at the direction that 'censorship' will take should Joe Biden be elected President in this new story over at Yahoo News titled "Biden's First War Would Have To Be Against Propaganda".

With Democrats labeling 'propaganda' as anything that paints them in a bad light or anything that exposes the truth, and the 'real propaganda' actually being the drivel peddled by the mainstream media for arguably decades or more now, the Yahoo story paints a very bleak picture for 'independent news' should Biden somehow steal this election, especially with the Washington Post having previously incorrectly labeled the large majority of pro-Trump, pro-America news websites as 'Russian propaganda'.

Oct 25 10:34

New Receiver Will Boost Interplanetary Communication

When we return to the Moon and place our first footsteps on Mars, we will want not only scientific data but live video feeds, high-resolution images, and even tweets from the astronauts. Imagine trying to stream gigabytes of data between Earth and Mars. Even the most sophisticated radio network isn’t capable of that level of bandwidth. While NASA is working on modern radio designs, radio communication might not meet all our needs.

Oct 25 10:32

FIGURES: The Biden-Harris Campaign Is Selling Face Masks — And They’re as Fake as the Candidates and Won’t Protect You

The Joe Biden – Kamala Harris campaign is selling “protective” face masks.

Oct 25 10:31

Ask Ethan: Could Measurement Inaccuracies Explain Our Cosmic Controversies?

When it comes to the Universe, there’s a whole lot that doesn’t add up. All the matter we observe and infer — from planets, stars, dust, gas, plasma, and exotic states and objects — can’t account for the gravitational effects we see. When we observe galaxies and measure both their distances and redshifts, it reveals the expanding Universe, and yet there are two recent surprises: observations that indicate the expansion is accelerating (attributed to dark energy), and the fact that different measurement methods lead to two different sets of expansion rates.

Are these problems actually real puzzles to be reckoned with, or could they be due to problems with the measurements themselves? That’s what Martin Step wants to know, as he writes in to ask:

Oct 25 10:31

SCIENTISTS DISCOVER “LOST” TECTONIC PLATE WITH OMINOUS NAME

A team of scientists discovered an ancient tectonic plate that used to be part of the crust beneath northern Canada.

The existence of the plate, which has the ominous name “Resurrection,” has been theorized previously. But it’s remained a touchy subject among geologists, Live Science reports, with many disputing its existence. Now, though, new research lends more evidence for the former plate, and attributes several volcanoes’ existence to turbulent activity along its borders.

Oct 25 10:30

This person is a hero. (Picture)

Oct 25 10:29

HAS ‘CHINAGATE SCANDAL’ RATTLED MAINSTREAM MEDIA?

Much like the Mujahideen-e-Khalq (MeK) and dissident groups of Ahvazi Arabs that are being used by the CIA as proxies to mount subversive attacks inside Iran, there is a clandestine organization of Chinese dissidents based in the US that until now enjoyed the protection of the US deep state and was used as a trump card to stage psy-ops against the Chinese government.

Oct 25 10:25

Joe Biden's brother Jim 'emailed Hunter with a list of key "targets" including Andrew Cuomo, Chuck Schumer and Rick Scott for their investment venture with a Chinese businessman'

Joe Biden's brother Jim wrote a 2017 'wish list' of possible business contacts for their new venture, according to the New York Post - a list that included prominent Democrats, Republicans, world leaders and international business people.

Oct 25 10:25

Incoming... (Picture)

Oct 25 10:22

Texting scams are on the rise: report

Scammers are getting serious about texting.

Over the past few months, cybercriminals have launched a large-scale “smishing” (SMS-based phishing) campaign, according to a report from cybersecurity firm Digital Shadows.

In the samples analyzed by Digital Shadows, the scammers masqueraded as major brands including Amazon, USPS, FedEx, Cash App, Netflix, as well as adult entertainment services, unnamed delivery services and payment card or financial services. The SMS messages primarily originated from spoofed U.S. numbers, including 917, 765, 646, 470, 347 or 332 area codes.

Oct 25 10:20

NASA Making Major Announcement About The Moon

There is news coming from NASA on Monday in regards to science recently discovered about the moon. The news will be revealed Monday, October 26, at 12pm ET on a teleconference call with some of the highest ranking members of NASA. The discovery which will be revealed is said to contribute to NASA's effort to learn more about the Moon and deep space exploration. There is a clear goal from the group to not only be traveling back to the moon earlier than the next half-decade but also to get feet on Mars within a decade of the next Moon journey.

Oct 25 10:02

Riots in Rome: Far-right protestors clash with police in Italian capital during second night of demonstrations against coronavirus restrictions

Far right protestors have clashed with police in Rome in what is the second night of demonstrations against coronavirus restrictions in Italy.

Oct 25 10:01

It's never gonna change (Picture)

Oct 25 10:00

The Iron Curtain falls: Moment 'drunk' Russian soldiers smash tank through metal fence of Volgograd airport after racing along roads at 55mph... before driver and crew mate are 'detained'

This is the moment 'drunk' Russian soldiers smashed a high-speed armoured vehicle through a barbed wire perimeter wall at Volgograd airport after racing along roads at 55mph.

Oct 25 09:58

To Go On A Jog (Picture)

Oct 25 09:58

JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs ... Mickey Mantle? Sports trading card prices soar during pandemic as restless hobbyists evolve into day traders in a $5BILLION market that may offer better returns than Wall Street

Faced with a worldwide pandemic and the upcoming presidential election, American investors are battling a historic case of motion sickness.

Oct 25 09:55

GoFundMe Shuts Down Drive To Fix Protest Organizer’s Teeth After Alleged ‘Antifa’ Attack, Donations Refunded

fundraiser for a man who was physically attacked at a recent free speech demonstration in San Francisco has disappeared from the GoFundMe website, as several patrons say their donations have been refunded.

Oct 25 09:54

Megyn Kelly Rips Newsom’s Thanksgiving Restrictions: ‘Insanity’

On Sunday, Megyn Kelly slammed California Democrat governor Gavin Newsom and the California Department of Health’s restrictions

Oct 25 09:52

Afghan security forces kill al Qaeda's second in command Abu Muhsin al-Masri, two years after the US listed him as one of the world's most wanted terrorists

Abu Muhsin al-Masri was killed in a raid in Afghanistan's Ghazni province
Al-Masri was the second in command of al Qaeda, it is believed
His death was confirmed by U.S. counter-terrorism forces in a tweet Saturday

Oct 25 09:42

Boy, 9, is forced to sit on concrete outside his closed elementary school with his laptop on a cardboard box because his family can't afford WiFi for online classes

A fourth-grader from New Mexico has been pictured lying outside of his elementary school using the internet connection so he can take part in remote classes.

Oct 25 09:41

The Biden Emails Are Real – Can We Expunge Trump’s Impeachment Now?

It was way, way back in January when a drunken House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) slurred her way through the phrase, “Impeachment… is forever!” Op-eds across the country repeated the phrase. Even though there was no way a Republican Senate was going to remove Donald Trump on such flimsy charges, Trump’s name would forever have an asterisk next to in the history books.

But will it? The Hunter Biden emails have been validated as authentic. And that means President Trump has been completely vindicated – the impeachment itself was invalid.

Oct 25 09:39

News in Brie! Scientists discover cheese is so smelly because it helps microbes 'talk' to the bacteria that makes it ripe

Scientists, however, have found why that smell is so vital – it helps microbes 'talk' to the bacteria that ripen cheese.

Oct 25 09:38

Chief Of Staff To VP Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Marc Short, the 5o-year-old chief of staff to Vice President Mike Pence, tested positive for coronavirus over the weekend, according to a White House statement released Saturday evening.

Oct 25 09:37

Fantasy Vs Reality (Picture)

Oct 25 09:37

Media claim megachurch is source of COVID-19 'outbreak.' Turns out, it was just three cases.

Grace Community Church, the Los Angeles-area megachurch that re-opened in defiance of coronavirus-related lockdowns, is pushing back against what media are claiming is an "outbreak" originating at the church.

What are media claiming?

Oct 25 09:35

CNN's Van Jones attacked by liberals for saying Trump 'has done good stuff for the black community' and 'does not get enough credit'

CNN commentator Van Jones applauded President Donald Trump for the work he has done for the black community. Liberals immediately turned on Jones, lashing out at the progressive pundit for giving Trump even the slightest acknowledgment that the president has attempted to help black Americans.

Oct 25 09:35

Scammer used deepfake video to impersonate U.S. Admiral on Skype chat and swindle nearly $300,000 out of a California widow

A widow in Southern California was swindled out of nearly $300,000 by an unidentified scammer who wooed her using a 'deepfake' video to impersonate the superintendent of the United States Naval Academy.

Oct 25 09:32

Ben Hunt: Inflation Ahead!

Oct 25 09:31

US Attorney Joe DiGenova on Hunter Biden Emails: “What Did the FBI Not Do and When Did They Not Do It?”

Former US Attorney Joe DiGenova was on Mornings at the Mall again this past Monday. During his time on air, DiGenova again blasted the FBI and its corrupt leader, FBI Director Chris Wray.

Oct 25 09:31

Workers Vacuum Out And Destroy Murder Hornets From First Nest Found In U.S.

In the early hours of Saturday morning, workers from the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA), wearing protective suits, sucked out the first nest of Asian giant hornets found in the United States; the nest was found in a tree cavity.

Oct 25 09:30

Glenn Beck unveils new American Journey Experience museum and training center to teach real history backed by truth

The American Journey Experience features a myriad of American history antiquities, including Franklin D. Roosevelt's wheelchair, the second electric chair ever built, the original script for Orson Welles' "War of the Worlds," and original letters written by George Washington.

Oct 25 09:24

Press Sec Kayleigh McEnany Shreds the Media: ‘The American People Deserve Answers’ on Hunter Biden (3 Cartoons)

By now most people know that White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany is a superstar who takes no prisoners and isn’t afraid to punch back at media bias and stupidity.

Oct 25 09:24

Coronavirus cases are rising in 79% of US states and territories - with the steepest increases in the Mountain West, CDC director warns

Coronavirus cases are on the rise in nearly 80 percent of US states and territories, a top US official warned on Friday.

Oct 25 09:21

Members Of The Squad Send Letter To United Nations Begging Them To Investigate ICE Detention Facilities (3 Cartoons)

Remember when the “Squad” was popular and would make the news wires nearly every day for their latest and greatest radical progressive adventures? At some point they became totally irrelevant and, quite honestly, nearly completely forgotten about.

Oct 25 09:21

'God was right behind our president!' Internet goes wild for three 'MAGA nuns' spotted holding up a Bible in front row during Trump's Ohio rally

President Trump’s campaign rally in Ohio on Saturday had his supporters in a frenzy, but it was three nuns wearing MAGA masks who stole the show.

Oct 25 09:12

Indiana college student, 20, on 'dream trip' to New York is shot and killed by a stray bullet as he sat on a Brooklyn stoop

A college student from Indiana was shot and killed by a stray bullet in Brooklyn early on Saturday morning.

Oct 25 09:09

Kanye West explains his 'calling to be the leader of the free world' during three hour Joe Rogan podcast appearance

Kanye West sat down for an extended conversation on the Joe Rogan Experience on Saturday.

Oct 25 09:01

#DETROITLEAKS: State Employees Train Poll Workers to Lie to Voters,Destroy Ballots,Stop Challengers

Oct 25 08:53

Stephen Miller wants more countries to field asylum claims to prevent immigrants from seeking refuge in the US and says Trump administration will target sanctuary cities in a second term

One of President Donald Trump's top priorities on immigration if he wins a second term would be to use agreements with Central American governments as models to get countries around the world to field asylum claims from people seeking refuge in the United States, a top adviser said.

Oct 25 08:46

WOW! Joe Biden Wanders Aimlessly Behind Jill — Completely Lost — As She Speaks to Parking Lot of Honking Cars (VIDEO)

Joe Biden wanders aimlessly behind his wife — completely lost — as she speaks to a parking lot of honking cars!

Oct 25 08:45

'I voted for a guy named Trump!': Donald Trump jokes as he dons mask to cast his ballot in person in Florida, joining the more than 52 million Americans who have already voted

President Donald Trump, who has railed against mail-in voting, cast his ballot in person on Saturday near his Florida home joking that he 'voted for a guy named Trump'.

Oct 25 07:32

Why Did Hunter Biden Extend Loan in China – What is this Deal About?

The Steve Bannon War Room released an email from China’s Communist Party operative Xin Wang to Hunter Biden and Eric Schwerin from 2018 regarding a loan agreement. In the email Xin Wang offers to extend the loan agreement to December 13, 2019.

Oct 25 07:32

SHOCK VIDEO: Detroit Election Workers Trained To Kick Out Poll Watchers, Count Challenged Ballots, Throw Out Provisional Ballots

Hidden audio has emerged from an anonymous source who took the election work training classes in Detroit, Michigan.

Oct 25 07:31

Joe Biden Insults Pennsylvanians Who Don’t Support Him, Calls Them “Chumps” as He Coughs Into His Hand (VIDEO)

77-year-old Joe Biden hit the campaign trail with his wife Jill on Saturday and delivered remarks in Bristol, Pennsylvania.

Oct 25 07:30

Hundreds of Trump Supporters (Chumps) Line Up Outside of Biden’s Drive-In Car Rally in Pennsylvania (VIDEO)

That awkward moment when a Biden drive-in rally turns into a Trump rally.

Oct 25 07:29

Kamala Harris Caught on Hot Mic Asking Staff, “Are We in Cleveland?” Before She Spoke (VIDEO)

Democrat vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris campaigned in Cleveland, Ohio on Saturday as Joe Biden was in Pennsylvania calling Trump supporters “chumps.”

Oct 25 07:24

Pence: Voters Know Biden and Harris ‘Are Going to Pack the Court’

On Friday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” Vice President Mike Pence said that voters know that 2020 Democratic presidential nominee Vice President Joe Biden will pack the Supreme Court if he’s elected.

Pence stated that voters “deserve an answer before Election Day about whether Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are going to pack the Supreme Court. … I got to tell you, the people here in Pennsylvania, the people in Ohio earlier today, they know what’s going on. They know that what they first said about abolishing fossil fuel and banning fracking, they know that’s what they’re going to do, regardless of what they’re saying today. And when they refuse to answer whether they’re going to pack the court, they know that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are going to pack the court, add seats, put activist, leftist judges on the court.”

Oct 25 07:22

Stahl Admits To Wanting Hillary To Get Away With Crimes

Lesley Stahl has been working in Main Stream Media (MSM) since 1972. She has bragged on her getting hired by CBS as part of Affirmative Action, just because she was a woman, not because of her (lack of) qualifications.

Stahl credits her CBS News hire to the Federal Communications Commission’s 1972 inclusion of women in its affirmative action mandate: “the television networks were scouring the country for women and blacks with any news experience at all. A friend in New York had called to tell me about a memo floating around CBS News mandating that ‘the next reporter we hire will be a woman.'”

This is also seemingly confirmed by her not being as well thought of as other female journalists, as is evidenced by the network reducing her salary by $500,000/year when Katie Couric was hired.

Oct 25 07:21

UPDATED TAPES BELOW: WE HAVE THE HUNTER BIDEN SEX TAPES…ONE PER HOUR BEING RELEASED

This story is developing…source is launching one per hour…the images on the link are sexual in nature…please be advised

Oct 25 07:20

WHITE MOUNTAIN PEAKS ON PLUTO NOT CAUSED BY SNOW

Images captured by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft during its July 2015 Pluto flyby reveal the small planet to be the only place in the solar system other than Earth to have white-capped mountains. However, the processes by which the white peaks are created on the two worlds are very different.

Initially, scientists thought the white peaks on Pluto’s surface, located along its equator to the west of the iconic heart-shaped glacier known as Tombaugh Regio, in an area dubbed Cthulhu Regio, are whitened by methane snow.

While the peaks of the two-and-a-half-mile high mountaintops are composed of methane, the white methane frost is produced by condensation that takes place at higher, warmer altitudes in Pluto’s atmosphere.

The mountains are composed of water ice, which is rock hard on a world where surface temperatures can drop as low as minus 387 degrees Fahrenheit.

Oct 25 07:20

Professor doubles down on prediction model of Trump's chances in 2020

Despite recent polls that identify Joe Biden as the heavy favorite in 2020, a political science professor is still standing by his prediction model that shows President Trump having a "91 percent" chance of winning in November.

Mediaite reported on Wednesday that Stony Brook professor Helmut Norpoth is doubling down on his "Primary Model,” which has correctly predicted five out of the past six elections since 1996 and every single election but two in the past 108 years.

“The Primary Model gives Trump a 91 percent chance of winning in November,” Norpoth said. "This model gets it right for 25 of the 27 elections since 1912, when primaries were introduced."

Oct 25 07:19

No Signature Match? No Postmark? No Problemo! This Week In Ballot Shenanigans!

Last week, we were dumpster-diving for ballots, navigating the depths of a 15-yard box for the 100 stale beer and coffee ground-stained ballots dumped by some malevolent (or lazy) postal worker in Kentucky. This week, another 99 ballots and hundreds of pieces of first-class mail were found dumped by yet another postal worker, this one in New Jersey.

Both ballot-tossing layabouts are being prosecuted by the feds, but it’s unknown at this point if this is their first ballot-tossing caper or just their latest ballot-tossing caper.

It’s hard to judge what’s worse, some disgruntled postal worker tossing ballots or Pennsylvania accepting and counting all ballots – even ones that have no identifying information, the right postmark, and mailed after the election.

We’ll start with the story that made headlines recently when Pennsylvania authorities tossed out 372,000 ballot applications.

Oct 25 07:18

The Damage Russiagate Has Done

Authoritarian liberals have unleashed a censorious syndrome peculiar to our national character, dating to 17th century Quaker hangings in Boston.

An inhabitant of Twitterland named “Willow Inski” took to the keyboard on Oct. 11, asking why anyone still accepts official accounts of the crucial theft of emails from the Democratic National Committee and Clinton campaign manager John Podesta in the spring of 2016.

Oct 25 07:17

Top 10% Of Twitter Users Create 92% Of Tweets In US - And 69% Of Them Lean Left

The majority of Twitter content coming out of the United States, 92% of it, is created by just 10% of Twitter users, and 69% of those users are Democrat or Democratic-leaning independents, according to new research by Pew.

Most U.S. adults on Twitter post only rarely. But a small share of highly active users, most of whom are Democrats, produce the vast majority of tweets. The Center’s analysis finds that just 10% of users produced 92% of all tweets from U.S. adults since last November, and that 69% of these highly prolific users identify as Democrats or Democratic-leaning independents. -Pew Research

Several factors contribute to this phenomenon, says Pew, including that more Democrats use Twitter than Republicans, and the 10% most active Democrats produce roughly twice as many tweets per month (157) than the 10% of most active Republicans (79). [If it were the other way around, Russian bots would surely be to blame.]

Oct 25 07:08

Latino Business Owner: This Election Is Not About Donald Trump

Joe Biden and the Democratic Party want Americans to see this year’s presidential contest as a referendum on Donald Trump, but the election of 2020 is about bigger things -- bigger, even, than assessing a sitting president’s record in office.

The stakes in this election involve the American way of life itself, and all that it promises, including personal freedom, domestic tranquility, and economic opportunity. It’s time for Americans to pick a side and decide whether our country will forge a path toward to renewed prosperity or whether it wants to travel down the road of greater government control and constrictions on political and personal freedom.

Oct 25 07:07

This Is How A State Goes Bankrupt, Illinois Edition

Somewhere back in the depths of the 20th century, a bunch of governors, mayors, and public sector union leaders got together and cooked up one of history’s greatest financial scams. They would offer teachers, cops, and firefighters extremely generous pensions but would avoid raising taxes to fund the resulting future obligations. Grateful workers would vote to re-elect their benefactors, while taxpayers would appreciate the combination of excellent public services and low taxes.

The beauty of the scheme flowed from its demographics: Most of the original public sector workers were young and therefore decades away from retirement, so the crime wouldn’t be discovered until long after the architects retired rich and revered.

Oct 25 07:06

GSA Gave FBI, Mueller 'Secret Access' To Trump Records

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the General Services Administration (GSA) undermined the Trump transition team by violating a memorandum of understanding between the Trump transition team and the GSA - when they complied with requests from the FBI and special counsel Robert Mueller's office to provide private records on members of Trump's team, according to a Senate report released on Friday.

As Just the News notes:

The majority staff report from both the Senate Committee on Finance and the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs claims that officials from both the FBI and Mueller's office "secretly sought and received access to the private records of Donald J. Trump’s presidential transition team, Trump for America, Inc."

Oct 25 07:05

Europe: Banks Now Canceling Accounts of Racial-Nationalists

THIS WEEK the British-based bank HSBC closed down two accounts linked to the new racial nationalist political party Patriotic Alternative — a personal account belonging to one of PA’s leaders Laura Towler, and the party’s official business account.

H&D understands complaints are being made to the relevant banking oversight authorities.

HSBC is the sixth largest bank in the world and the largest in Europe. It was founded in 1865 as the Hongkong and Shanghai Bank, making its initial fortune from opium trading.

Oct 25 07:05

Orange County Launches Student Contest To "Normalize Mask Wearing"

To “help normalize mask wearing” in the community, the Orange County Health Care Agency (OCHCA) in California has launched a contest for students that will award the winners thousands of dollars in technology grants for their schools.

There are three categories in the contest: mask art, written essay, and social video. Entrants will be split into age groups including elementary schools, middle schools, and high schools.

“The three entries with the highest scores in each entry category for each school level will be named winners,” according to the agency’s website.

A total of 27 technology grants will be awarded: $7,000 for nine first-place winners, $6,000 for nine second-place winners, and $5,000 for nine third-place winners. The grants can be used to buy WiFi hotspots or other technology equipment for the winners’ schools.

Oct 25 07:04

Here's How Biden Will 'Ban' Fracking

The “fracking” revolution has unleashed an incredible American energy boom over the past decade. America is now the biggest producer of oil and gas in the world, beating Saudi Arabia and Russia. Fracking has contributed to an economic revival in areas of the country once in freefall. Pennsylvania is now second only to Texas in natural gas production, and Ohio is now fifth. This has reduced air pollution by displacing coal.

Joe Biden wants a counter-revolution, but he does not want you to know about it.

Candidate Joe Biden has sent mixed messages.

During the primary debates, Biden and his running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris, said they supported a fracking ban. Their campaign, however, insists that the Biden plan would ban fracking only on federal lands, not on private lands. Fact checkers regularly parrot the talking point.

Oct 25 07:03

Recent College Grads Face Worst Employment Prospects In Decades Thanks To COVID-19

Just like their forebears (the millennials who graduated from college between 2008 and 2012) it appears Gen Z is facing a labor-market shock of serious magnitude, spurred by the coronavirus pandemic and its attendant impact on the American economy, swelling the unemployment rolls while also disrupting the typical pipeline of internships and entry-level gigs that usually help students find permanent entry-level jobs.

In a report published Friday morning, Bloomberg illustrated the difficulties faced by college graduates, and students in their early 2020s, who have just seen their job market plans go up in smoke. Data released yesterday showed the number of Americans filing for the first time for unemployment benefits fell to 787k (870k exp), the lowest point since lockdowns began.

Oct 25 07:03

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner Threaten to Sue Lincoln Project Over ‘Malicious’ Ads on Coronavirus

The Lincoln Project, founded last year by a group of current and former Republican strategists, is trying to thwart Donald Trump’s chances of winning the upcoming presidential election. Last week it was reported that at least 15 billionaires or their spouses have donated to the political action committee.

Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner have reportedly threatened to sue the Lincoln Project over coronavirus-themed ads. The advertisements in question are two giant billboards located in Times Square in New York City and depict Kushner and Ivanka. One billboard shows Ivanka smiling and gesturing towards the death toll from the coronavirus in the United States in general, and in New York in particular.

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