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August 11, 2020

Aug 11 20:35

Seattle: Too Woke For A Black Female Police Chief.

Aug 11 20:29

Water Bills Skyrocket with New Smart Meters — This Happens Frequently with Smart Meters EVERYWHERE

By B.N. Frank

It’s likely that you have electric, gas, and/or water utility “Smart” Meters installed on your home or you will getting them installed very soon. Tens of millions have been installed worldwide. Millions more are being deployed despite all the problems associated with them.

One of the problems – unreasonably high bills after installation. Utility companies always say it’s because these meters are more accurate than traditional analog meters. Research says otherwise. Here’s another report about higher bills after smart meter installation...

Aug 11 19:23

Joe Biden just declared Trump’s coronavirus vaccines unsafe, but media doesn’t label him “anti-vaxxer”

When it comes to the safety and effectiveness of President Donald Trump’s upcoming “Operation Warp Speed” (OWS) vaccines for the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), presidential hopeful Joe Biden is not convinced that they will work.

Speaking publicly, which is usually not a good idea for him, Biden offered up the conspiracy theory that “people don’t believe that [Trump] is telling the truth” about the safety of these vaccine candidates. “Therefore, they’re not at all certain they’re going to take the vaccine,” Biden added.

We use the phrase “conspiracy theory” in this context as a tongue-in-cheek, seeing as how the left would ordinarily accuse anyone who dares to question the safety or effectiveness of any vaccine of being an “anti-vaxxer.” But in this case, Biden openly questioned the safety and effectiveness of all OWS vaccines simply because they are being developed under the guidance of the Trump administration.

Aug 11 18:45

Why Sweden, pilloried by the whole world for refusing to lock down - with schools staying open and no face mask laws - may be having the last laugh as experts say Stockholm is close to achieving herd immunity

The World Health Organisation warns the impact may be felt for decades. ‘Many countries that believed they were past the worst are grappling with new outbreaks,’ said director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. ‘Some that were less affected in the earliest weeks are now seeing escalating numbers of cases and deaths.’

Yet Sweden is seeing a sustained drop in cases, with some experts even suggesting it may be close to herd immunity in the capital Stockholm.

The number of deaths, new cases and patients in intensive care has fallen dramatically.

On one key measure – percentage change in new confirmed cases over the past fortnight relative to the previous 14 days – Sweden is down more than a third.

This contrasts with sharp rises in neighbouring Denmark, Finland and Norway, along with countries such as Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK.

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Aug 11 18:36

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Aug 11 18:18

Chicago Black Lives Matter Leader Calls Looting ‘Reparations,’ Encourages Looters to Continue (VIDEO)

A Black Lives Matter leader in Chicago has referred to looting as “reparations” and urged the looters to continue because the businesses “have insurance.”

Aug 11 18:18

BREAKING: Joe Biden Chooses Kamala Harris who Accused Him of Racism as VP Nominee

Joe Biden chose California Senator Kamala Harris as his Vice President nominee.

Aug 11 18:10

World media reacts to NZ's new local cases

World media are reporting on "New Zealand's worst nightmare" after Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced last night that Auckland will go into lockdown amid community transmission.

Ardern has announced Auckland will go into alert level 3 and the rest of the country will go into level 2 as of noon today for three days until midnight on Friday.

It comes after four cases of community transmission were confirmed - after 102 days without any.

Aug 11 17:08

American Revolution 2.0 2020: PATRIOTS vs. LOYALISTS: Stand for truth, or kiss your assets goodbye to ongoing Bankster looting of tens of trillions (3 of 9)

“The American democracy was not given to us on a platter. It is not ours for all time, irrespective of our efforts. Either people organize and they find political leadership to take this on, or we are going to be in big trouble, okay?… That’s absolutely the heart of the problem. I would also say and tell you, and emphasize, these people will not come out and debate with us. The heads of these companies or their representatives, they will not come out. They’re afraid. They don’t have the substance. They don’t have the arguments. We have the evidence. They have the lobbyists. And that’s all they have.” ~ MIT’s Simon Johnson (and former Chief Economist of the International Monetary Fund) on “too big to fail” banks led by gambling oligarchs who captured US government as in “banana republics” (his words). He concludes fraud is the heart of Wall Street.

Aug 11 16:02

'Looting is reparations': BLM protesters gather outside Chicago PD in support of looters who ransacked city Sunday night, as organizer claims 'anything they wanted to take, they can take because these businesses have insurance'

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

Downtown Chicago was otherwise quiet after authorities cut off access, with drawbridges leading into the city pulled up and freeway exits blocked after riots sparked by a false rumor of a child shot by police.

At least 13 police officers were injured as the violence claimed an estimated $65 million in property damage.

Aug 11 15:46

Latrell Allen: Meet The 20-Yr-Old Gangbanger Whose 'Shootout With Police' Triggered Mass Looting In Chicago

The gangbanger whose alleged shootout with police in Englewood triggered mass looting in Chicago on Sunday night has been identified as 20-year-old Latrell Allen, who was charged on Monday for attempted murder of police.

Aug 11 15:40

Joe Biden Picks Wall Street Shill Kamala Harris As VP

Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden announced on Tuesday that he's picking Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate.

Aug 11 15:38

Jewish Group Applauds Barrie City Council for Abandoning Controversial Antisemitism Definition

Canadian heroes orphaned and buried subversive and illegal Holocaust remembrance alliance definitions of Jew hate, designed to subvert and smash the sovereignty of nations of the world, making them subservient to an illegitimate foreign occupier, incrementally destroying human rights and freedom of speech in support of the longest ongoing holocaust in the history of mankind, 72 years and counting.

Aug 11 14:54

Clintons and Federal Reserve stole Fort Knox gold

In October of 2009 China received a shipment of gold bars from the United States Department of the Treasury Bullion Depository in Fort Knox. The gold is regularly exchanged between countries to pay debts and to settle the balance of trade. Most gold is exchanged and stored in vaults under the supervision of a special organization based in London, the London Bullion Market Association (or LBMA). When the shipment was received, the Chinese government ordered special tests be performed to guarantee the purity and weight of the gold bars as China is the largest foreign holder of US Treasury securities. Chinese officials were shocked to learn that the bars were fake. The gold shipment contained a tungsten core with a thin coating of real gold. These tested gold bars originated in the US and had been stored in Fort Knox for years.

Aug 11 14:53

Rabbis: Synagogues’ silence on Israel’s annexation a moral failure, [Independent Jewish Voices Canada]

We are two rabbis and other members of the Hamilton, Ontario, Jewish community who call on the religious institutions of our community to take the clear moral stand of opposing Israel’s plan to annex large areas of Palestinian land in the West Bank and Jordan Valley.

Particularly at this time, parts of the Canadian Jewish community strenuously promote themselves as allies of oppressed minorities here and elsewhere. Some Jewish organizations express concern about police violence in the U.S. and in Canada. Their silence as Jews in the face of extreme ongoing Israeli violence and oppression of the people of Palestine is intolerable and inexcusable. Jewish people in Canada must condemn those institutions’ silence and complicity.

Aug 11 14:42

Record-Setting Interest in Self-Defense in US

If the raw data was not enough evidence, anti-gun activists are already trying to negatively frame the surge in sales and have sought to preemptively blame law-abiding gun owners for criminal activity. Those intent on rewriting the Constitution will not rest until they have exhausted every dollar anti-gun billionaires have left. -- Anyone want to bet that the new VP pick will skyrocket these numbers even more?

Aug 11 13:46

The Twilight Zone

“Imagine if you will, a situation in which the economy of a nation is overdue to experience an economic collapse of epic proportions, but remains endlessly at the brink. Every day, a collapse is more likely, yet the economic house of cards remains in a state of suspended animation. Some people become increasingly edgy, while others become more complacent. Only a few choose to actually prepare for what’s coming. -- An impossible situation? Yes. But we’d be well-advised to recognize that it couldn’t only occur… in the Twilight Zone.”

Aug 11 13:33

RETALIATION: Week after starting petition blasting Andrew Cuomo, a New York bar owner’s liquor license is suspended.

Aug 11 13:06

Hillary Clinton and Cecile Richards Coordinated Defense of Planned Parenthood After Shocking Videos

According to emails made public by Wikileaks, pro-abortion Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Cecile Richards, the CEO of Planned Parenthood, coordinated the defense of the abortion company after shocking videos were released showing it selling the body parts of the board of babies.

According to the Wikileaks emails, Richards and John Podesta, the chairman of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, exchanged emails about getting Hillary Clinton to come to the abortion business’ defense. Clinton was one of the first major Democrats to come to the defense of the abortion company after Planned Parenthood was exposed selling aborted baby parts.

After Clinton spoke publicly in defense of Planned Parenthood, Cecile Richards emailed Podesta with a thank you. Podesta responded with an email that made it appear Clinton may have been concerned about the political ramifications of supporting the abortion company during the height of its negative publicity.

Aug 11 12:57

Coronavirus is the New ‘Terrorism’ — Ron Paul

Politicians and bureaucrats cannot eliminate a virus any more than they can eliminate terrorism. What they can do is use terrorism, a virus, and other real, exaggerated, or manufactured crises to expand their power at the expense of our liberty. -- Politicians will never resist the temptation to use crises as excuses to gain more power. Therefore, it is up to those of us who know the truth to spread the message of liberty and grow the liberty movement, A strong liberty movement is the only thing that can force the politicians to stop stealing our liberty while promising phantom security from terrorists and viruses.

Aug 11 12:49

Debate This!

Biden’s image makers know the less the public sees and hears Biden, the better. Biden’s surrogates, a host of handlers, and a sympathetic, seditious Press have constructed a false image of Biden. It is a fragile image easily undercut through public appearances and shattered by a one-to-one match-up with Trump. This is precisely why the Press, along with Biden’s handlers, support early voting and why they seek to delay a Presidential debate. -- The forces driving Biden’s White-House bid must rely on deception. That raises the question whether the upcoming November 2020 Presidential election will be reasonable, fair, impartial, transparent, and honest.

Aug 11 12:44

In Darfur, civilians pay price in new wave of deadly violence

Ibrahim Arbab had no option but to flee.

Having heard of a mass killing in a nearby village, the 34-year-old and his family late last month sought shelter in el-Geneina, the capital of Sudan's West Darfur state. Thousands of others did the same.

"The Janjaweed will definitely come after you," Arbab said, referring to the feared militias who have long been accused of committing atrocities in Darfur, in the west of Sudan.

Aug 11 12:40

A new master's house: The architect decolonising Nigerian design

In the Igbo town of Idumuje-Ugboko in southeast Nigeria, artist and architect Demas Nwoko reports to his home office Monday through Friday.

The room is cool, softly lit and furnished with his own hand-built wooden desks, tables and chairs. A selection of Nwoko's terracotta sculptures is displayed on shelves. Throughout the day, the 84-year-old meets one-on-one with his two young interns, recent architecture school graduates who assist with the logistics of his latest building projects. His feedback and direction are those of an exacting perfectionist, but his serious tone is softened by an easy chuckle.

Aug 11 12:39

In Pictures: Oil spill threatens ecological disaster in Mauritius

Fuel spilling from a Japanese bulk carrier that ran aground on a reef in Mauritius two weeks ago is creating an ecological disaster, endangering corals, fish and other marine life around the Indian Ocean island, officials and environmentalists say.

The MV Wakashio, owned by the Nagashiki Shipping Company, struck the reef on Mauritius's southeast coast on July 25.

On Thursday, the government said fuel was leaking from a crack in the vessel's hull, and Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth declared a state of environmental emergency, pleading for international help.

Environmental group Greenpeace said the spill was to likely to be one of the worst ecological crises Mauritius has ever seen.

Aug 11 12:39

Trump's COVID-19 unemployment plan confuses US state governors

Whether United States President Donald Trump has the constitutional authority to extend federal unemployment benefits by executive order remains unclear. Equally up in the air is whether states, which are necessary partners in Trump's plan to bypass Congress, will sign on.

Trump announced an executive order Saturday that extends additional unemployment payments of $400 a week to help cushion the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic. Congress had approved payments of $600 a week at the outset of the outbreak, but those benefits expired August 1 and Congress has been unable to agree on an extension. Many Republicans have expressed concern that a $600 weekly benefit, on top of existing state benefits, gives people an incentive to stay unemployed.

Aug 11 12:38

US court issues summons for Saudi Arabia's Mohammed bin Salman

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS) has been issued a summons by a US court for a lawsuit by a former top Saudi intelligence agent who was reportedly targeted in a foiled assassination attempt.

The US District Court for the District of Columbia issued the summons on Friday, a day after Saad al-Jabri filed the lawsuit accusing Prince Mohammed of sending a hit squad to Canada to try and kill him.

A summons is an official notice of a lawsuit, given to the person or persons being sued.

Aug 11 12:37

Investigation: Excessive force used against Beirut protesters

Enraged over a massive blast in Beirut last week, tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of the capital on Saturday to call for accountability and the downfall of the country's ruling class.

A large number of protesters threw stones and other projectiles. They faced tear gas, rubber bullets, and birdshot fired from shotguns.

Aug 11 12:36

‘We could have saved more lives’: How Beirut firefighters were left to tackle port explosions blind

The firefighters who likely died in Beirut’s port explosions were not provided keys to the burning warehouse at the epicentre of the blast or shown its location, costing them precious minutes that could have saved lives, officials revealed on Monday.

Speaking to The Independent, fire department officials said the “unusual” lack of information during last Tuesday’s emergency call delayed the already ill-prepared crew, meaning they were not able to contain an initial smaller fire that likely detonated a stockpile of 2,700 tonnes of ammonium nitrate.

Aug 11 12:35

‘They’ve had enough of everything’: Record numbers of Americans are giving up their US citizenship

Record numbers of Americans are renouncing their citizenship according to numbers reported by a New York accountancy firm.

Bambridge Accountants reports that 5,816 people gave up US citizenship in the first half of 2020 — a 1,210 per cent increase on the previous six months in which only 444 cases were recorded.

The first two quarters of 2020 also rank as having the first and second highest numbers on record at 2,909 and 2,907 respectively.

Aug 11 12:35

US Plans To Build Up Syrian Proxy Forces to Guard Oilfield

US plans for the ongoing war in Syria are, as they so often have been throughout, built around the idea that they can win by arming and propping up the right proxy forces. This is built around the other major US plan, to take Syria’s oil.

Indeed, an agreement on Delta Crescent Energy LLC making a contract on Syrian oil with the Syrian Kurds detailed further plans to bolster the Kurdish SDF and create a force affiliated with them that will guard the US-occupied oilfield.

Official reports played up the US coordination with the SDF, and suggests that there is substantially more SDF capability that they intend to create going forward. That isn’t to say it doesn’t leave open some questions, however.

Aug 11 12:34

Explosions hit U.S. coalition supply convoys in Iraq: sources and military say

At least two explosions have hit convoys supplying U.S.-led coalition forces in Iraq in the last 24 hours, security sources said, the first on Monday evening near the southern border with Kuwait and the second on Tuesday north of Baghdad.

The explosions, which caused no casualties but did some material damage, are the latest in a string of such incidents in recent weeks. An attack in southern Iraq on Sunday hit a convoy carrying supplies to coalition forces, the military said.

Aug 11 12:32

FPC Brief: Background Checks for Ammo Violate Second Amendment

In 2016, California enacted a series of regulations on ammunition sales. Ammunition sales must now be conducted by a licensed ammunition vendor, occur face-to-face at the vendor’s California location, and be approved by the California Department of Justice. DOJ approval requires a background check on the purchaser, for every ammunition purchase. Making matters worse, the background check system denies 16% of lawful purchases due to deficiencies in the system. In the first few months of its enactment, over 100,000 lawful acquisitions were refused, and countless others were deterred by the system’s complexity.

Aug 11 12:29

The Trump administration unveiled a wild plan to wall off China from the US internet

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday announced a broad program to crack down on Chinese apps and services.

The "Clean Network" program will block "untrusted" Chinese apps from app stores; stop Chinese phone companies from pre-installing US apps; keep US data off Chinese cloud services; and guard undersea cables.

It isn't clear that the plan is workable, and risks balkanizing the internet.

Aug 11 12:25

Fusion Centers Have Secretly Created A National Citizen Spying Program Fusion Centers Have Secretly Created A National Citizen Spying Program

If you thought DHS's "If You See Something, Say Something" was a failure guess again. DHS has managed to justify creating 78 Fusion Centers whose sole purpose, it seems, is to spy on innocent Americans and track their daily movements.

Aug 11 12:19

Russian Fighter Intercepts US Spy Planes Over the Black Sea

A recurring problem in recent weeks, Russia’s Defense Ministry reported once again on Monday that a Su-27 fighter jet has intercepted a pair of US surveillance planes over the Black Sea, when the planes were caught approaching the Russian border.

Russia has been reporting at least one interception weekly, and often more than one, in this same area. Why so many US planes are active in the Black Sea, where the US has no ports, is not entirely certain, though they are generally Navy-run surveillance planes.

The US has not commented on the interceptions either, though they have occasionally intercepted a Russian plane in the Arctic and never fail to bring those incidents up, with Russian planes approaching US airspace.

Aug 11 12:15

Turkey Sends Military For 'Gunnery Drills' Off Rhodes As Contested Gas Exploration Resumes

Greece's military is once again said to be in a state of high alert with all troops prevented from leaving their duty stations or going on temporary leave. Not only has Turkey’s Energy Minister Fatih Donmez announced Monday that the Oruc Reis seismic exploration ship has been dispatched to the Mediterranean, but Bloomberg reports Turkey has launched naval exercises in the same region.

"Turkey launched naval exercises off two Greek islands and announced energy exploration research in the same area, projecting its military might amid heightened territorial tussles in the eastern Mediterranean," according to the report.

The naval drills are described as east and to the south of Rhodes and Kastellorizo, both which are among Greece's easternmost islands, and not far from Turkey's coast. The drills are expected to go multiple days running through this week.

Aug 11 11:36

CNN fears NOMASKERS can spread COVID-19 while protesting

Literally 2 weeks ago CNN said protests don’t spread COVID. But now they have FEARS of spreading COVID because people are DARING to protest against masks.When it's a cause CNN supports they don’t play the moral superiority game when it comes to peoples health. Yet when its a cause CNN does not support they suddenly have dreading concerns over peoples health.

Aug 11 11:31

As US Bans 'WeChat', Chinese Turn To 'Signal', But Decentralization Is The Answer

Signal could help worried Chinese based in the US look for solutions to the ban on Chinese apps TikTok and WeChat. A decentralized platform could be the best option...

President Donald Trump this week announced his intentions to ban US companies from transacting with Chinese payment and messenger app WeChat, leading to a spike in downloads for privacy-first messenger app Signal - and reigniting the debate on decentralized platforms.

The US President’s Thursday executive order is so far vague but “any transaction” with the platform from US companies will be prohibited. The order, which also bans such transactions with social media app TikTok will come into effect on September 20.

Talk of banning TikTok started this year because the Trump administration was worried about the app collecting users’ data and the potential links its parent company, ByteDance, has with the Chinese government.

Aug 11 11:31

"Game-Changing Capability" - Air Force One Is Going Hypersonic 

The U.S. Air Force and the Presidential and Executive Airlift Directorate announced they have partnered with an Atlanta-based company called Hermeus to develop a hypersonic Air Force One.

Aug 11 11:30

"Financially Devastated" - 83% Of NYC Restaurants Unable To Pay July Rent

The state of the New York City restaurant industry is in dire straits. July proved to be another disastrous month for restaurants, bars, and nightlife establishments across the city with a majority unable to pay rent in July, a new survey found.

NYC Hospitality Alliance surveyed about 500 owners and operators of eateries in the city, with 83% of respondents indicating they couldn't pay the entire rent in July while 37% paid no rent at all.

Aug 11 11:30

Late On Rent? Landlord Removes Tenant's Doors And Windows

The province of British Columbia extended the temporary moratorium on evictions in June until the end of August to support distressed tenants impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

When the moratorium is lifted next month, tenants will be responsible for all outstanding rent.

Tensions between landlords and tenants may have reached a tipping point in Maple Ridge, a city located in the northeastern section of Greater Vancouver, where one landlord, fed up with his tenant missing a couple of months of rent, removed all of the doors and most of the windows from the rental unit, reported CTV News.

Aug 11 11:29

Stelter Meltdown: CNN Host Says It's "Otherworldly, Offensive" To Question Biden's Mental Health

CNN host Brian Stelter declared Sunday that it is both “offensive and otherworldly” that “right-wing” radio hosts would dare to question the mental health of Joe Biden, despite his constant brain freezes and bizarre gaffes.

Aug 11 11:28

Second Night of Belarus Protests Sees Riot Police, Barricades, Tear Gas, Molotov Cocktails

Protests in several cities across Belarus were triggered after the preliminary results from the nation's presidential elections showed Alexander Lukasheno winning 80% of the vote, which the opposition claims is due to vote rigging.

During the second day of mass protests in Belarus, where Minsk demonstrations were joined by people in other Belarusian cities, protesters flocked to the streets of the nation's capital, hurled Molotov cocktails at the police, and constructed trash can barricades.

Aug 11 11:27

Banning Killer Robots is 'No Longer an Option', We Must Now Focus on Control, Argues Futurist

Autonomous killing machines are becoming a growing reality worldwide, one which has sparked intense debate and resulted in an increasing number of governments and civil society organisations calling for a ban over the use of the technology.

There is growing support worldwide for an outright ban over the use of fully autonomous weapons, also known as Killer Robots, according to a new report from Human Rights Watch (HRW). In its latest report, HRW details the publicly known positions of 49 countries on the development and use of Killer Robots following a global campaign to ban the technology, which was first initiated by an international coalition of civil society and other groups, in 2012.

Aug 11 11:26

China Outpaces US With Record 133 Firms on Fortune 500 List for First Time in History Amid Trade War

The listing of the world's biggest companies saw 133 Chinese firms across the mainland, Taiwan and Hong Kong make the roster compared with 121 US businesses. The news comes amid a major surge in foreign investment in Chinese tech firms amid the ongoing US trade war with China.

Aug 11 11:25

Live Updates: Detentions Begin in Minsk on Day 3 of Protests

Protests erupted in Minsk and other cities across Belarus following the presidential election on 9 August that saw the country's incumbent president, Alexander Lukashenko, re-elected for a sixth consecutive term.

The Belarusian Interior Ministry said in a statement that over 2,000 people have been detained in the country over the past 24 hours.

Protests in Minsk continue to grow increasingly violent, with one confirmed fatality. Police have used water cannons, stun grenades, and rubber bullets to disperse the protesters.

Aug 11 11:25

Netanyahu blames Washington for stalled West Bank annexation, says Trump ‘busy with other things’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has expressed frustration over stalled plans to annex the West Bank, blaming the hold-up on Washington’s reluctance to approve the move.

“It was clear from the start that the application of sovereignty would be done only with agreement from the United States. Otherwise, I would have already done it a while ago,” Netanyahu told Israel’s Channel 20. He claimed that US President Donald Trump was now “busy with other things” and that “issues of importance to Israel” were not a top priority for Washington at the moment.

The annexation, which is part of Trump’s ‘peace plan’ for the region, was originally slated to begin in July. Under the White House plan, Israel would absorb 30 percent of the occupied territory that it captured from Jordan during the 1967 Six Day War. The rest of the West Bank would be governed by Palestinians, but security and border policy would be decided by Israel.

Aug 11 11:24

Americans give up citizenship in record-smashing numbers as expats find ‘pandemic & political climate too much to bear’ – report

Americans are ditching their US citizenship in droves thanks to an unbearable political atmosphere and the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, new research shows, indicating that both residents and expats are cutting ties in record numbers.

More than 5,800 Americans renounced their citizenship in the first half of 2020, according to a report by Bambridge Accountants New York, a firm that specializes in US expat tax compliance, a dramatic 1,210-percent spike compared to the last six months of 2019.

“There has been a huge turnaround during coronavirus of US expats renouncing [citizenship], where the figures have been in steep decline since 2017,” said Alistair Bambridge, a partner at the New York-based accounting firm, pointing to a contentious political landscape, the coronavirus pandemic, and onerous tax regulations.

Aug 11 11:22

Rules for thee but not for me: Pompeo denounces proposed Russian law as ‘burdensome’ limitation on US propaganda outlets

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has voiced his opposition to a proposed Russian rule that would require labeling of propaganda content, saying it would burden “independent” information work by outlets such as Voice of America.

“This decree will impose new burdensome requirements that will further inhibit RFE/RL’s and VOA’s ability to operate within Russia,” Pompeo said Monday, commenting on the draft rule published by the media regulator Roskomnadzor.

Pompeo called VOA and its sister outlet Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty “vital sources of independent news and information for the people of Russia” for “more than 70 years.”

Aug 11 11:21

Belarus election: Thousands protest as Lukashenko wins 6th term

The situation remains tense in Belarus which has been the scene of furious public protests in the past few days against President Alexander Lukashenko and a presidential election which they claim was “rigged.”

Fierce scuffles broke out between police and protesters when thousands of people poured out into the streets of the capital Minsk Monday night after official results showed that Lukashenko had won a sixth consecutive term, taking over 80 percent of the vote. A man lost his life the clashes.

The protesters have complained of election fraud in Lukashenko’s favor, claiming he has stolen the vote from his rival, political novice Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, who was said to ahve gained only 10 percent of the ballots.

"Too many people are against Lukashenko," Pavel, a 34-year-old protester, told AFP, adding “Our goal is to depose Lukashenko. He is not worthy of being president."

Aug 11 11:20

‘Zero chance’ for US resolution on Iran arms ban as UNSC readies for vote

As the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) prepares for a vote on a resolution proposed by the US to extend an arms ban on Iran, experts and diplomats at the UN say there is “zero chance” for the draft to pass despite Washington’s attempts to rally support for the push.

The embargo is slated to expire in October under a 2015 UNSC-endorsed nuclear deal between Iran and six world states — Russia, China, Germany, Britain, France and the US.

Washington is, however, seeking to keep the arms ban in place through a UNSC resolution, threatening that it would use a provision in the agreement to trigger a return of all UN sanctions on Iran if the UN body fails to extend the embargo. Ironically Washington abandoned the deal in 2018

The remaining signatories to the deal, even Washington’s own allies, have repeatedly reminded the US that it is no longer a party to the deal and thus cannot use the provision to bring about a renewal of anti-Iran bans.

Aug 11 11:18

Elliott Abrams going to be involved in black op against Iran: Expert

Elliott Abrams is a thug, a convicted criminal who’s going to be involved “in some type of black op against Iran,” an American writer and former professor has said.

E Michael Jones, the current editor of Culture Wars magazine, made the remarks in an interview with Press TV while commenting on the recent appointment of Abrams as the new US Special Representative to Iran.

“The Trump administration announced that their ambassador to Iran, Brian Hook, is retiring, and he's going to be replaced by Elliott Abrams. Now, in gambling, this is known as doubling down. What that means is that when you start losing the game at the casino instead of just walking out and cutting your losses, you start betting twice the amount of money every time you lose. This is a short term strategy that usually ends in disaster. You end up going completely broke,” he said.

“This is precisely the strategy that the Trump administration is now going to pursue with Iran,” he said.

Aug 11 11:16

Seeing Events in Iran Through the Lens of Trump’s Polling Numbers

For nearly four years now, Donald Trump has been a blank check for Israel. That check may be about to expire.

From recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel to plans to annex the West Bank to freedom to bomb in Syria, the Donald Trump blank check keeps on being cashed. But Trump’s polling numbers for the November election have brought the check’s expiration date into focus. And Israel may be acting fast to fully cash that check.

Aug 11 11:15

We Have House Armed Services Committee Democrats To Thank for Trump’s Horrific War Budgets

I recently discovered the extent to which Democrats routinely vote for Republican policies and expenditures at the committee level. Such enabling committee-level "yes" votes often fly under the radar, since members of Congress who cast these damaging votes often vote "no" on the House or Senate floor. They then point to their "no" floor votes as evidence of their ostensible opposition to the policy that they just encouraged and enabled by their much more powerful committee "yes" vote.

Aug 11 11:08

Israeli demolitions in Palestine 'increase by 250 percent' in just two weeks, UN warns

The weekly average of Palestinian buildings and structures that have been demolished or stolen by Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank increased by 250 percent in just two weeks, the UN said.

According to a report by OCHA, 70 Palestinian-owned structures were demolished or grabbed by Israeli forces under the pretext of lack of Israeli-issued building permits, displacing 90 people and affecting over 280 others between the period of 2 and 15 June.

The sharp rise in demolitions has led to a 250 percent increase in such instances, the UN agency said.

Aug 11 11:06

“Don’t Bait Us!” Mayor Lightfoot Snaps at Reporter For Pointing Out That Looters Took Advantage of the Lack of Consequences in Recent Riots (VIDEO)

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Monday snapped at a reporter for pointing out violent looters took advantage of the lack of consequences in the recent George Floyd riots.

Aug 11 11:05

Fired McDonald's CEO 'deleted dozens of nude photos of three employees sent using his company email and phone as part of a coverup' as the fast food chain tries to recoup his $40 MILLION severance package

A McDonald's lawsuit claims that the company's fired CEO Stephen Easterbrook deleted dozens of nude photos that were sent using his work email and phone as part of a coverup so he wouldn't be caught as the fast-food chain tries to recoup tens of millions of dollars in severance and benefits.

Aug 11 10:56

Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best Resigns Following City Council Vote to Defund Police

Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best will be resigning on Wednesday morning, following the city council voting to defund the police amid massive unrest.

Aug 11 10:44

WTH? CNN’s Jeremy Diamond Says Trump Wants To Deliver Convention Speech In Gettysburg Because He Loves The Confederacy (VIDEO)

CNN’s Jeremy Diamond on Monday suggested President Trump wanted to deliver his convention speech in Gettysburg because he loves the Confederacy.

Aug 11 10:43

President Trump Asked About Russia Meddling In Election – Says He’s More Worried About Democrat Interference (Video)

Following a scare at the White House where the Secret Service had to evacuate the briefing room as President Donald Trump spoke to reporters, the Republican president went back to the press room to answer questions.

Aug 11 10:36

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

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

Aug 11 10:35

'Corruption is bigger than the state': Lebanese PM's amazing admission as he and his cabinet RESIGN over explosion that killed 160 saying he has faced a brick wall trying to bring in reforms as country teeters on the brink

Lebanon's prime minister and his cabinet resigned tonight in the wake of the devastating Beirut explosion which has killed more than 160 people.

Aug 11 10:35

Moment megaphone wielding anti-mask activists storm Morrison's and demand shoppers 'resist the new world order' and take off their face-coverings that are 'so bad' for them

A mob of anti-mask protesters stunned grocery shoppers after storming a supermarket yelling 'You guys need to resist'.

Aug 11 10:28

Democrat Supported Marxist Group Plans Siege on White House Starting September 17 for 50 Days Until the 2020 Election

Leftist operatives with the support of Democrats are burning and pillaging cities across the country. Stores are looted and government buildings are attacked on a weekly basis by far left terrorists.

Aug 11 10:27

Our Elites Are Idiots: Listen to DC Appeals Court Judge Wilkins Blather On About Hypothetical with Nuns and Priests During General Flynn Hearing (VIDEO)

The General Flynn hearing today before the DC Appeals Court was an embarrassment to the nation and our legal profession.

Aug 11 09:52

Father shoots dead his 11-year-old terminally ill daughter before turning the gun on himself in murder suicide while his wife was cooking breakfast

A father shot dead his terminally ill 11-year-old daughter before turning the gun on himself in a shocking murder-suicide in Florida.
The man, who was in his 40s but has not yet been named, allegedly opened fire on his daughter at their home in Davie at about 9am Monday before shooting himself.

Aug 11 09:52

New York gym owner sues Gov. Cuomo to reopen the state because he is 'destroying everything' with his stringent lockdown and asks 'are we supposed to go broke?'

A New York gym owner has sued Gov Andrew Cuomo and the state to reopen because the governor's stringent lockdown guidelines are 'destroying everything'.
During a COVID-19 update on Thursday, Cuomo called gyms 'problematic' and said they will remain closed until the state feels they can reopen safely.

Aug 11 09:49

Could your mask help SPREAD coronavirus? Scientists discover fleece neck gaiters MULTIPLY infectious droplets while N95s and cotton masks work best to protect you and reduce transmission

We've all been told to wear face masks to reduce the spread of coronavirus, but it turns out the material your mask is made of may affect your risk, a new study suggests.

Aug 11 09:49

WHO chief says there are 'green shoots of hope' in fight against coronavirus, praises Boris Johnson for 'strong and precise' North of England lockdown and hails New Zealand for crushing community spread

The head of the WHO today said there were 'green shoots of hope' in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic even as the world nears 20million cases.

Aug 11 09:48

Zero-emissions aeroplanes that use AMMONIA as jet fuel rather than kerosene could take to the skies 'within years', British scientists claim

Zero-emissions aeroplanes could take to the skies 'within years' thanks to British scientists who are developing technology that will allow them to run on ammonia.

Aug 11 09:45

Alyssa Milano shows off her shocking hair loss as a result of COVID-19 and is considered 'long hauler' after feeling symptoms in April

Alyssa Milano has shown her shocking amount of hair loss as a result of having COVID-19 after experiencing acute symptoms in April.

Aug 11 07:52

Budget deficit highest since WWII

Aug 11 07:26

US Dollar Devalues by 99% vs Gold in 100 Years—Gold Price Crosses $2,067

A world reserve currency is supposed to be superior in storing value, but through boundless money printing the U.S. dollar hasn’t been able to compete with gold by a long shot. In 1932 the gold price was $20.67 dollars per troy ounce, today it crossed $2,067 dollars.

That’s a 99% decline in value of the dollar against gold. Other reserve currencies such as the British pound and Japanese yen have done even worse. The yen has lost 99.98% of its value against gold in 100 years.

Aug 11 07:24

Facebook bans hashtag #savethechildren – Big Tech now protecting PEDOPHILES

From coast to coast, Americans everywhere are rising up against pedophilia and human trafficking as part of a growing movement known as “Save the Children.” But a #savethechildren hashtag that had begun to go viral on social media has been banned from Facebook, which apparently now caters to pedophiles.

The arrest and death of Jeffrey Epstein combined with continued circulating news about Hollywood child sex abuse has indeed sparked a wave of outrage that is spilling over into our streets as well as online. And Big Tech, which is presumably implicated, is now trying to put the worms back into the proverbial can with mass censorship.

If you still use Facebook, check it out for yourself. You will see that the popular #savethechildren hashtag is no longer available on the platform, as Mark Zuckerberg’s censors have completely removed it from showing up in searches.