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News and Notes, Aug 3 – 9

Here are the interesting links and notes for the week. Check back for updates. Reading is not agreeing. Headlines and links do not imply fact checking or endorsement of views and ideas.

8/9/2020 Sunday

  • ‘Explosion’ at Sussex port sends thick black smoke cloud that can be seen for miles into the sky – as dozens of firefighters battle blaze {ScoopyWeb}
  • Russia warns any ballistic missile launched at its territory will be seen as nuclear attack {SensationHub}
  • Susan Rice Sells Large Amount Of Stock, Fueling Speculation That She Will Be Picked As Biden’s VP {WomenSystems}
  • Susan Rice, a Democrat, spoke of similarities between herself and Condoleezza Rice, a Republican, including the fact they both held the title of national security adviser to a U.S. president. “… we have ties to Stanford [University],” Susan Rice told Maher. “We were both national security adviser, we’re both black women named Rice.” {FoxNews}
  • Thousands more bikers pack Sturgis in South Dakota for 10-day festival and fill the bars without social distancing as mayor tells his residents ‘we can’t stop the crowd of up to 250,000 from coming’ {Domigood}
  • Days after photos of packed hallways go viral, Paulding County High School in Georgia reports 9 COVID-19 cases {MadnessHub}
  • The White House reportedly asked South Dakota’s governor how to add another president to Mount Rushmore, and she later gave Trump a 4-foot replica with his face on it {YDN}
  • Trump bypasses Congress and hands out $400 per week in additional unemployment benefits as part of his COVID executive order and signs a payroll tax holiday for those on less than $100K {StationGossip}
  • Twitter ‘is in talks to buy TikTok’ in bid against Microsoft – as the Chinese app moves to sue Trump over his executive order banning it from the US {Domigood}
  • Report: Video-Sharing App TikTok Plans To File Lawsuit Against Trump Administration {ScoopyWeb}
  • Where the explosion happened in Beirut there was apparently “a labyrinth of subterranean chambers beneath” the warehouse. What? At sea level? {Twitter}
  • More than 97,000 children tested positive for coronavirus in the last two weeks of July as schools prepared to return to in-person classes, report reveals {YDN}
  • People who feel ‘physically stressed’ by their jobs may be at greater risk for memory loss – even if their work is NOT labor-intensive {ScoopyWeb}
  • Nashville councilwoman wants attempted murder charges for people who don’t wear face mask, pass on COVID-19 {ScoopyWeb}

8/8/2020 Saturday

  • Americans Should Be Concerned… “THEY want ‘to know everything about you’—and they are willing to commit crimes to get the information they want.” {Tathasta}
  • Hundreds of Antifa in Black Bloc Carrying Shields and Weapons Have Surrounded the Portland Police SE Building… Trump Considering Federalizing the National Guard in Oregon, to Send in Troops to Portand {InvestWatch}
  • Kanye West removed from Illinois Presidential ballot after nearly 2,000 invalid signatures discovered {HideOutNow}
  • Beirut police fire teargas at protesters demanding justice over explosion {Guardian}
  • Fauci Warns COVID-19 Vaccine May Only Be “50% Or 60%” Effective {ZeroHedge}
  • India and China: Behind the Conflict: The two most populous countries in the world are battling over a border, but it’s really about energy and water. {Antiwar}
  • Border agents say 1300ft smuggling tunnel found running from Arizona to Mexico is ‘most sophisticated in US history’ and is equipped with water, electricity and even a railway track {MadnessHub}

8/7/2020 Friday

  • “We Are Going to Go to the Moon. We Are going to have a Base on the Moon. We Are Going to Send People to Mars!” – Elon Musk after Tuesday’s Successful Launch {GatewayPundit}
  • Bill Gates on Covid: Most US Tests Are ‘Completely Garbage’ {Wired}
  • Only 42% Say They Will Submit To COVID-19 Vaccine, New Poll Finds {ZeroHedge}
  • Senate Bill To Curb Invasive Facial Recognition Software After Rite Aid Deployed In 200 Stores {ZeroHedge}
  • China has delivered six military drones to Serbia after the Balkan country moved to purchase them in a controversial deal a year ago which has put NATO on edge. {ZeroHedge}
  • Iran accidentally sinks replica US Nimitz-class aircraft carrier just days after blasting it with missiles in propaganda video (7 Pics) {YDN}
  • Facebook removes hundreds of accounts run by Romanian troll farm posing as African-Americans supporting Donald Trump as well as pages linked to conservative media outlet The Epoch Times {StationGossip}
  • Twitter adds labels to ‘state-backed media and editors’ as well as government accounts including the White House to ‘increase transparency around political discourse’ {YDN}
  • China Threatens “Mortal Combat” Over TikTok {InvestWatch}
  • Eating too much rice could be fatal as low levels of arsenic in the grains can increase your risk of dying from heart disease, study warns {StationGossip}
  • Will a coronavirus vaccine work in obese people? Experts warn excess fat can make shots less effective – leaving one of the populations most at-risk for COVID-19 vulnerable {StationGossip}
  • Canada to retaliate ‘dollar for dollar’ after U.S. slaps 10% tariff on aluminum, and could focus on products that would cause pain in electoral districts held by key Republicans {YDN}
  • ‘External interference through rocket, bomb or other act’ possible cause of Beirut blast – Lebanon’s president {RT}
  • Hawaii reinstates coronavirus restrictions: ‘There’s no question that the virus is surging’ {CNBC}
  • U.S. INTEL: China is ‘expanding its influence efforts to make sure Trump does not win reelection’ {InvestWatch}
  • Gen. Robert Spalding: Breaking Google Up Is not Enough – Zooming In {InvestWatch}

8/6/2020 Thursday

  • Lebanese port officials are put under house arrest over Russian businessman’s abandoned ammonium nitrate which blew up Beirut: String of warnings were made over chemicals impounded six years ago as astonishing images show it stored at the dock’s hangar 12 {Domigood}
  • Three teens are arrested after jumping a wall at Mar-a-Lago with a ‘mini AK-47’ and loaded 14-round magazine during police pursuit unaware they had ventured on to the president’s property {Cuzzblue}
  • The fireball was like no other I’ve ever seen or felt before, and I have seen my fair share. At its centre, a huge, intense red ball of flame that spewed smoke, ash and debris high into Beirut’s late afternoon sky, like an angry volcano. {MadnessHub}
  • Trump walks back claim that Beirut explosion was caused by bomb {FoxNews}
  • Tuberculosis kills 1.5 million people each year. Lockdowns and supply-chain disruptions threaten progress against the disease as well as H.I.V. and malaria. {NYTimes}
  • Two doses of Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine protected mice from infection for 13 WEEKS – and a single shot blocked the virus for 7 week {ScoopyWeb}
  • Floridians say they’re being told they’re positive for COVID-19 without being tested {Winknews}
  • Trump to sign executive order requiring U.S. to buy ‘essential’ drugs from American companies {CNBC}
  • After blast, Lebanon has less than a month’s grain reserves. Lebanon’s main grain silo at Beirut port was destroyed in a blast. {Reuters}
  • A poll has found that 84 per cent of Americans blame the media for creating corrosive political divisions in the country. {BlacklistedNews}
  • the US Census Bureau published results of a survey in which nearly 30 million out of 249 million respondents said they did not have enough to eat at some point in the week before July 21. {BlacklistedNews}
  • Intellihub founder and editor-in-chief Shepard Ambellas appeared on Crowdsource the Truth on Wednesday where he made it clear he believes a major natural disaster may be on the way and that governments around the world are aware of what’s coming. “…they are also not doing this just to usher in the New World Order.” {Intellihub}
  • Demonstrators storm offices of landlord attorneys to protest evictions as New York moratorium ends TONIGHT with up to 14,000 families facing becoming homeless {MadnessHub}
  • Paper Ballots, Cast in Person with ID, Counted on Camera: Developed countries ‘ban’ mail-in voting, US would be ‘laughing stock’: Report. {InvestWatch}
  • On a party-line vote, the county commissioners of Buncombe County, North Carolina, have endorsed a resolution calling for reparations for black residents. {HideOutNow}
  • 23 Year Old YouTube star Jake Paul’s home raided by FBI. He has 20.2M followers. {InvestWatch}
  • YouTube video shows two AR-15-style rifles mounted on wall of Jake Paul’s Calabasas mansion weeks before FBI raided his home and seized multiple high-powered weapons (14 Pics) {YDN}
  • COVID-19 patients with and without symptoms are equally contagious: Asymptomatic people have just as much virus in their noses, mouths and lungs as those who cough and run fevers, study finds {StationGossip}
  • New York AG seeks to dissolve NRA in lawsuit accusing leaders of self-dealing, causing $64 million in losses {CNBC}
  • Facebook Deletes Trump Post for 1st Time in History {YDN}
  • Dr Fauci says parts of the country are ‘on fire’ with COVID-19 and the US has the WORST outbreak in the world with 60,000 new cases and 1,000 deaths a day – despite Trump’s claim it’s ‘all under control’ {YDN}
  • Nearly 50% of all smartphones affected by Qualcomm Snapdragon bugs – According to Check Point, these vulnerabilities make it possible for: Attackers to turn the phone into a perfect spying tool, without any user interaction required. The information that can be exfiltrated from the phone includes photos, videos, call-recording, real-time microphone data, GPS and location data, etc. Apple’s iPhone smartphone line is not affected… {BleepingComputer}
  • The Trump administration unveiled a wild plan to wall off China from the US internet {BusinessInsider}

8/5/2020 Wednesday

  • JPL Sentry System detects asteroid impact risk on November 2 {Intellihub}
  • Twitter About To Be Hit With A ~$250 Million Fine For Using Your Two Factor Authentication Phone Numbers/Emails For Marketing {MadnessHub}
  • Iron, Not Saturated Fat, May be The REAL Cause of Heart Disease {InvestWatch}
  • De Blasio announces $10K fines, checkpoints for travelers flouting NYC quarantine {NYPost}
  • Papers, Please : NYC to set up quarantine checkpoints at city borders ($10,000 fines!?) {PatriotRising}
  • Taiwan sends marines to reinforce South China Sea outpost amid reports China plans to practice invading it {BusinessInsider}
  • Google removes all Danish music from YouTube {StationGossip}
  • Dr. Fauci Now Suggesting People Wear Eye Goggles, Face Shields To Ward Off Coronavirus {HideOutNow}
  • Army releases first footage of secret hypersonic missile that travels so fast it can’t be shot down as US races to match Russian and Chinese advances (5 Pics) {StationGossip}
  • Ex-WHO doctor who helped eradicate smallpox says the world will be fighting coronavirus for years as it moves from one hotspot to the next {Domigood}
  • Banning travel is ‘three times better at controlling spread of coronavirus than reopening and making people quarantine’, scientists find {YDN}
  • Footage emerges of students crowding into corridors and gyms in Georgia and Tennessee as tens of thousands of students return to school amid the COVID-19 pandemic {StationGossip}
  • Sweden’s Top Epidemiologist: ‘We See No Point In Wearing Masks’ {StationGossip}
  • 20-year OSHA-approved PPE expert “Destroys the Mask Narrative” {YouTube}
  • US needs to drop from 60,000 new COVID-19 cases a day to under 10,000 by next month or risk a catastrophic fall, Dr Fauci says {MrMehra}
  • Ice Cream infused with liquor is now legal in State of New York. {YDN}
  • Trump Calls Beirut Explosion “A Terrible Attack – A Bomb Of Some Kind” After Briefed By Generals {ZeroHedge}
  • Trump Champions National Parks, Signs $3 Billion-a-Year Conservation Law {YDN}
  • Storing medical information below the skin’s surface. Specialized dye, delivered along with a vaccine, could enable “on-patient” storage of vaccination history. 12/18/2019 {MIT}
  • “It is a proven undeniable fact that if given early, hydroxychloroqine (HCQ) given with azithromycin and zinc will cure coronavirus.” By Paul Craig Roberts {Lewrockwell}
  • Portland Rioters Attempting to Break Into Police Union HQ, Set Fires Outside {StationGossip}
  • NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio: I’m Laying Off 22,000 City Workers if the Feds Don’t Give Us a Bailout (VIDEO) {YDN}
  • Connected-Car Cyber-Attacks Have Skyrocketed, Up 99% In The Past Year {ZeroHedge}
  • Trump Calls For First Presidential Debate To Be Moved Up Due To Early, Mail-In Voting {ScoopyWeb}
  • July Gun Sales Reportedly Set Massive Record, 5th Month in a Row of Monster Numbers {Womensystems}
  • MSNBC producer Ariana Pekary explained that the reason for her deciding to quit her job was that the mainstream media blocks “diversity of thought” in favor of promoting hysterical voices for ratings and that a TV veteran admitted to her “we are a cancer and there is no cure.” {SummitNews}
  • China Buying Up American Corn and Soybeans Due To Flooding, Creating Food Shortage Crisis {InvestWatch}
  • This group ran their own experiment and 3% ballots they sent never got delivered. This is wasn’t even fraud it’s just negligence by the post office. {InvestWatch}

8/4/2020 Tuesday

  • Beirut explosion videos compilation {InvestWatch}
  • Sifting Beirut’s rubble for bodies: Over 100 people are killed and thousands hurt after ‘welder’ sparks warehouse fire that ignited 2,700 tons of highly explosive chemicals ‘seized from a ship’ causing 3 kiloton blast – a fifth the size of Hiroshima bomb {ScoopyWeb}
  • Beirut Explosion Death Toll Skyrockets As Thousands Injured, 300,000+ Left Homeless {ScoopyWeb}
  • Dramatic moment Chinese fighter jet pilot orders US plane to divert ‘immediately or you’ll be intercepted’ in the air over the Taiwan Strait {YDN}
  • Hundreds of people are seen crammed into Nashville house party without masks but police refuse to issue citations or shut down the gathering because it’s on private property {YDN}
  • Painkillers such as paracetamol and ibuprofen should not be prescribed for chronic pain because they may do ‘more harm than good’, health officials say {ScoopyWeb}
  • Judge orders man to pay $85K in deaths of 2 whooping cranes {PostNewsD2}
  • This Restaurant Is Winning The Funny Sign Game (90 Pics) {YDN}
  • Virgin Galactic reveals supersonic jet design capable of carrying 19 people at speeds over three times the speed of sound {ScoopyWeb}
  • Microsoft adds $95BILLION to its value fueled by TikTok acquisition talks as Trump gives the tech firm a September 15th deadline to buy the US arm of Chinese app {ScoopyWeb}
  • Remains of a 10ft tall woolly mammoth so well preserved it had pieces of soft tissue and skin attached to its bones is discovered in the silt of a Siberian lake 10,000 years after it died {ScoopyWeb}
  • Could Gold Reach $7,000 by 2030? {InvestWatch}
  • Beirut explosion videos compilation {InvestWatch}
  • Sifting Beirut’s rubble for bodies: Over 100 people are killed and thousands hurt after ‘welder’ sparks warehouse fire that ignited 2,700 tons of highly explosive chemicals ‘seized from a ship’ causing 3 kiloton blast – a fifth the size of Hiroshima bomb {ScoopyWeb}
  • Beirut Explosion Death Toll Skyrockets As Thousands Injured, 300,000+ Left Homeless {ScoopyWeb}
  • Dramatic moment Chinese fighter jet pilot orders US plane to divert ‘immediately or you’ll be intercepted’ in the air over the Taiwan Strait {YDN}
  • Hundreds of people are seen crammed into Nashville house party without masks but police refuse to issue citations or shut down the gathering because it’s on private property {YDN}
  • Painkillers such as paracetamol and ibuprofen should not be prescribed for chronic pain because they may do ‘more harm than good’, health officials say {ScoopyWeb}
  • Judge orders man to pay $85K in deaths of 2 whooping cranes {PostNewsD2}
  • This Restaurant Is Winning The Funny Sign Game (90 Pics) {YDN}
  • Virgin Galactic reveals supersonic jet design capable of carrying 19 people at speeds over three times the speed of sound {ScoopyWeb}
  • Microsoft adds $95BILLION to its value fueled by TikTok acquisition talks as Trump gives the tech firm a September 15th deadline to buy the US arm of Chinese app {ScoopyWeb}
  • Remains of a 10ft tall woolly mammoth so well preserved it had pieces of soft tissue and skin attached to its bones is discovered in the silt of a Siberian lake 10,000 years after it died {ScoopyWeb}
  • Could Gold Reach $7,000 by 2030? {InvestWatch}

8/3/2020 Monday

  • Artist Colorizes 40 Old Photos, And It Might Change The Way You Perceive History {StationGossip}
  • Volcanoes Activating Worldwide {InvestWatch}
  • Can Trump Postpone the Election? Maybe He Can! {InvestWatch}
  • The FDA’s list of dangerous hand sanitizers has now grown to more than 100 {CNN}
  • Do You Fear or Welcome The Delivery Robot? {BigLead}
  • Virgin Galactic reveals new supersonic jet design that would fly three times speed of sound {CNN}
  • Dinosaur diagnosed with bone cancer that afflicts humans today {CNN}
  • Trump says TikTok must sell US arm by Sept. 15, or close {BostonGlobe}
  • Microsoft could pay billions for TikTok. It’s a tremendously risky move that will put CEO Satya Nadella’s strategy to the ultimate test. {BusinessInsider}
  • Microsoft Says It Spoke With Trump After TikTok Threat, Deal May Still Happen {Tathasta}
  • Trump gives TikTok 45 days to negotiate sale of its US arm to Microsoft after his total ban threat and tells Seattle tech giant’s CEO he will only ‘allow’ purchase if app totally splits from China {MrMehra}
  • ‘Doctors’ opinions are a dime a dozen’: Trump adviser Navarro again ignores experts, touts hydroxychloroquine {USAToday}
  • A survey of 6,227 doctors from 30 countries was conducted by Sermo, an online medical forum. Only 2,171 respondents answered questions about treatments “they have personally prescribed or have seen used” for coronavirus. Of those two thousand or so, only 37% selected Hydroxychloroquine as one of the most effective therapies, with the most effective therapy being “nothing,” which was selected 51% of the time. {USAToday} So, 803 doctors checked the HCQ box, of the 6,277 surveyed.
  • Hydroxychloroquine rated ‘most effective therapy’ by doctors for coronavirus: Global survey {WashingtonTimes}
  • Up to 500 revelers without masks gather for the 10th annual White Trash Bash on the Illinois River for an all-day drinking event despite COVID-19 cases skyrocketing across the country (18 Pics) {MadnessHub}
  • At least 40 passengers and crew on a luxury Norwegian cruise liner have been diagnosed with COVID just weeks after the industry relaunched – and officials try to trace 387 people who disembarked before the outbreak was detected {YDN}
  • Obese People Are Twice As Likely To Die From Covid {ZeroHedge}
  • Egypt invites Elon Musk to see the pyramids for himself after he tweeted they were ‘built by aliens obviously’ {MadnessHub}
  • Shock Survey Finds That Funding Is Being Reduced For “Nearly Half” Of All Major City Police Departments In America {InvestWatchBlog}
  • Former Pope Benedict, 93, is ‘seriously ill with shingles and his voice is barely audible’ after returning to the Vatican from a visit to see his dying brother in Germany {ScoopyWeb}
  • Minneapolis Police Department Tells Residents to Cooperate with Criminals, ‘Do as They Say – Give Up Your Wallet, Purse and Cell Phone’ {YDN}
  • As Rent Moratorium Expires, Landlord-Tenant Battles Begin {ZeroHedge}
  • Democrats Urging Biden Not To Debate Trump {ZeroHedge}
  • Why Energy Demand Is Plummeting In The U.S. {InvestWatch}
  • Men’s Wearhouse Files For Bankruptcy {ZeroHedge}
  • Russian COVID Vaccine Successfully Tested on Humans as Volunteers Show Immune Response {SputnikNews}
  • Dry-run for World War III? Covid-19 is practice for future biological warfare, says top Russian doctor {RT}
  • Federal Government and Yale Are Holding Clinical Trials on How Best to ‘Persuade’ Americans to Take COVID-19 Vaccines {GatewayPundit}
  • A gas explosion in a North Korean city across the China border may have injured dozens of people and killed several others, according to multiple South Korean news services. The explosion occurred about 6:10 p.m. Monday in the city of Hyesan, South Korean news service Daily NK reported Wednesday. {YouTube} {UPI}
  • A massive fireball blazed in the sky of Shenyang city in northeast China on August 3, 2020, after lightning reportedly struck a building that was under construction. {YouTube}

 

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