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[Comedy] Covid Dutch Oven Burping with your COVID-19 [mask on] and smelling your own breath. Requiring you to [marinate] in your [burp juice].
Published:1/19/2022 3:58:56 AM
[Front Page] National anthem: Are you singing it 'right'?

Oh, say can you ... sing? And, more importantly, can you sing it the "right" way -- the way one Indiana lawmaker thinks the national anthem should be sung? Sen. Vaneta Becker, R-Evansville, has introduced a bill that would set specific "performance standards" for singing and playing "The Star-Spangled Banner" at any event sponsored by…

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Published:1/19/2022 3:58:56 AM
[Ideology] Blundering Billionaire More Right Than Wrong, by Michelle Malkin I’m not mad that some venture capital mogul (whom I’d never heard of before) said this week on a podcast (which I’d also never heard of before) that “nobody cares about what’s happening to the Uyghurs.” I am, however, mildly (but not surprisingly) annoyed that this blundering billionaire backed down so quickly in the face...
Published:1/19/2022 3:58:56 AM
[Uncategorized] Hillary Clinton Hunts Moby Dick

And just like that she’s back. Hillary.  We honestly thought that she was gone, finito, kaput.  As God is my witness, I thought that she had left the building…for good.  But no.  We were wrong.  Recently, Hillary sort of announced, in her cryptic way,  “Hey, I’m still here.  I’m presidential timber.  I can go the […]

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Published:1/19/2022 3:58:56 AM
[Apple] Apple confirms that the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro do not support noise cancellation during phone calls
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 Apple has confirmed that  iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro do not cancel noise  during phone calls, including  iPhone 13 mini and iPhone 13 Pro Max. Apple included the feature in the iPhone 12 series and earlier models to improve call quality in noise environment. 

No reason was given to remove this feature from the iPhone 13 series noise cancellation during phone calls. By reference, by  iPhone 13 series, we mean  iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro and  iPhone 13 Pro Max. On previous iPhones, the feature was available in Settings under  Audio/Visual, which is found in Accessibility.

According to Apple, the setting reduces ambient noise when making calls, but only when you hold the iPhone to your ear. By default, Apple has the feature enabled, although it's hidden in Accessibility.Theoretically, the feature made it easier for people to be heard when making calls from busy areas, such as in the  near heavy traffic. 

Apple has now confirmed to 9to5Mac that the lack of noise cancellation on the iPhone 13 series is not a bug in iOS 15. Instead, Apple ruled out the feature but didn't explain why. However, older iPhone models still support "phone noise cancellation" in iOS 15. Currently, the only workaround is to enable the voice isolation feature in Control Center, although this doesn't work with all apps.

Published:1/19/2022 3:58:56 AM
[Energy and Environment] Energy price hikes: less moralising, more economics

The energy-price crisis is an economic problem. It is not a moral problem. It is a matter of bringing supply and demand for various products into alignment. The fact that some people may suffer does not make it a problem that can be solved by moralising. The options for alleviating the suffering are all in … Continue reading "Energy price hikes: less moralising, more economics"

The post Energy price hikes: less moralising, more economics appeared first on Institute of Economic Affairs.

Published:1/19/2022 3:58:56 AM
[Middle Column] Analysis: ‘Amount of energy available to world has increased 1,500-fold’ since 1900 – ‘Gain in useful energy is more like 3,500 times’ – Avg. person now has ‘700 times more useful energy than their ancestors had’ due to fossil fuels

TOM CHIVERS: "The world’s population has exploded: in 1800, there were about 1 billion humans. In 1950, there were 2.5 billion. Now there are 7.7 billion. In my parents’ lifetime, the number of humans alive has trebled. But amazingly, the amount of material available to each of them has increased even more, and that is in large part because of our use of fossil fuels. In 1800, almost all the energy used globally was in the form of human and animal muscles, for mechanical work, or plant matter, burned for heat and light. Coal, the first widely used fossil fuel, was just starting to be used in steam engines in the UK, but it was negligible overall. By 1900, fossil fuels were the source for half our energy. By 2000, they were the source of 87%. ... 

And as a result, our lives have been transformed. The amount of energy available to the world has increased 1,500-fold. That is only part of the story, though: increased energy efficiency means that the gain in useful energy is more like 3,500 times. And even though the world’s population has gone up many times, “an average inhabitant of the Earth nowadays has at their disposal nearly 700 times more useful energy than their ancestors had at the beginning of the 19th century”.

Published:1/19/2022 3:58:56 AM
[] Researchers: Men who don't comply with mask rules 'more likely to commit sexual harassment' Published:1/19/2022 3:58:56 AM
[Politics & Ideas] The Dumb Ideas of the Bargaining Stage
The delusions of grief.
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[] Laura Ingraham: I'm not there yet on Trump 2024 Published:1/19/2022 3:58:56 AM
[2021 News] Union Pacific threatens to withdraw transport services from L.A. as train robberies rage on unchecked

Union Pacific threatens to withdraw transport services from L.A. as train robberies rage on unchecked. Soros DA George Gascon lets people who do this right back on the streets. We say to Union Pacific, do it! We also wonder why the Feds aren’t doing anything? It’s interstate commerce, morons! Adrian Guerrero, the director of public […]

The post Union Pacific threatens to withdraw transport services from L.A. as train robberies rage on unchecked appeared first on IHTM.

Published:1/19/2022 3:58:56 AM
[National Security] GOP Lawmakers Say Dem Appointees Doing Chinese Spy Firm’s Bidding

Two Republican lawmakers are calling out Democrat-appointed congressional administrators for waging a stealth pressure campaign against a U.S. company on behalf of a Chinese surveillance firm, according to a letter sent Tuesday to the House clerk and Senate secretary.

The post GOP Lawmakers Say Dem Appointees Doing Chinese Spy Firm’s Bidding appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.

Published:1/19/2022 3:58:56 AM
[Politics] Indiana Bill Would Raise the Cost of Nonalcoholic Beverages Published:1/19/2022 3:58:56 AM
[Politics] Gorsuch Alone Against Caesar A Presbyterian church in Virginia will have to render more "unto Caesar" and less "unto God" following a defeat in a property tax dispute today at the United States Supreme Court. The church had sought to avoid paying property taxes on a residence used by two of its staff members, whom it considers to be ministers. Published:1/19/2022 3:58:56 AM
[World] Pope Francis is right: Pets are no substitute for children

Pope Francis spoke truth to the self-centered and incurred the wrath of the woke.

At a recent public audience, the pontiff said the rising plague of childlessness is caused by selfishness, and many young couples have substituted pets for progeny.

“We see a form of selfishness,” the pope observed. “People ... Published:1/19/2022 3:58:56 AM

[] The Quest to Destroy Work Published:1/19/2022 3:58:55 AM
[Uncategorized] Senate Republicans Demand Answers from Ed. Dept, DOJ Over ‘Domestic Terrorists’ Letter

To Ed. Sec. Cardona: "Do parents have the fundamental right to direct the upbringing and education of their children?"

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Published:1/19/2022 3:58:55 AM
[Politics] BREAKING: Fox News reporter says Supreme Court ‘mask’ story is FAKE NEWS Fox News reporter Shannon Bream said her sources at the Supreme Court told her today that NPR’s big story this morning about Sotomayor, Roberts and Gorsuch regarding mask wearing is not true . . . Published:1/19/2022 3:58:55 AM
[France] Eric Zemmour found guilty of hate speech (Paul Mirengoff) Eric Zemmour, the right-wing pundit, author, and candidate for president of France, has been found guilty of inciting racial hatred. He was fined $11,400 for the offense and faces imprisonment if doesn’t pay. According to the Washington Post, during a 2020 debate Zemmour described unaccompanied child migrants to France as “thieves,” “killers,” and “rapists.” Apparently, he forgot, or saw no need, to drop the Donald Trump footnote that “some, I Published:1/19/2022 3:58:55 AM
[Politics] Los Angeles chosen to host Summit of the Americas, a key gathering of region's leaders

White House chooses L.A. because of its influence throughout Latin America, officials say.

Published:1/19/2022 3:58:55 AM
[Entertainment] Vogue Editor and Fashion Visionary André Leon Talley Dead at 73  Andre Leon Talley Fashion icon André Leon Talley, a former editor of Vogue magazine, has died at age 73. Designer Diane von Furstenberg confirmed his passing in a tribute posted to Instagram on Jan....
Published:1/19/2022 3:58:55 AM
[World] Astrology and the Search for Meaning

The next generations will abandon astrology only if we can give them something better to believe in.

The post Astrology and the Search for Meaning appeared first on The American Conservative.

Published:1/19/2022 3:58:55 AM
[9f0396e3-4332-5805-8f72-2759eabaef7b] Political cartoon of the day: Don't look down Published:1/19/2022 3:58:55 AM
[63a20828-7478-50e3-be73-276e51975c25] Gutfeld: Is more politics just more misery? Researchers see their data as a bad sign for democracy that if people view politics as harmful, they won't get involved, and the more involved you are, the worse it is. Published:1/19/2022 3:58:55 AM
[Entertainment] What to watch on Wednesday: ‘Heavenly Bites: Mexico’ on Netflix Wednesday, January 19, 2022 | "Growing Belushi" returns on Discovery Published:1/19/2022 3:58:55 AM
[8f3c63d7-8e7b-5a26-a3bb-e9081f57505d] Britney Spears sends sister Jamie Lynn cease and desist, reportedly requests millions from father Jamie Britney Spears and her attorney Mathew Rosengart are taking legal action against her father Jamie and sister Jamie Lynn Spears. Published:1/19/2022 3:58:55 AM
[World] [Josh Blackman] Justice Gorsuch's Error in NFIB v. OSHA The dissenters did not accurately quote a Labor Department brief from 2020. Published:1/19/2022 3:58:55 AM
[DAC] Danaos: Still An Undervalued Name In Container Shipping, Now An Even Safer Medium-Term Bet Published:1/19/2022 3:58:55 AM
[International] NBA Golden State Warriors’ Co-owner Says ‘Nobody Cares’ About Persecution of Uyghurs. Is He Right?

The NBA’s Golden State Warriors basketball franchise is trying to distance itself from billionaire co-owner Chamath Palihapitiya following a remark he made on his podcast... Read More

The post NBA Golden State Warriors’ Co-owner Says ‘Nobody Cares’ About Persecution of Uyghurs. Is He Right? appeared first on The Daily Signal.

Published:1/19/2022 3:58:55 AM
[structure:news/world-news] Police name the 12 most wanted British fugitives on the run in Spain Published:1/19/2022 3:58:55 AM
[Markets] European markets open lower as global sell-off continues European stock markets were slightly lower on Wednesday as global markets take a downturn after a sell-off on Wall Street on Tuesday. Published:1/19/2022 3:58:55 AM
[Markets] The Motorola Edge Emits The Most Radiation; How Does Your Phone Stack Up? The Motorola Edge Emits The Most Radiation; How Does Your Phone Stack Up?

For most people nowadays, their smartphone is within arm's reach 24 hours a day.

It's in their pocket while they're at work, it's in their hand on the train ride home and it's on their bedside table as they go to sleep.

With this level of proximity and usage, many can't quite shake the niggling feeling that they might be risking damage to themselves in the long run. While conclusive longitudinal research on the effects of cell phone radiation is still hard to come by, for those looking to hedge their bets, this infographic shows the phones that emit the most radiation when held to the ear while calling.

Infographic: The Phones Emitting the Most Radiation | Statista

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The German Federal Office for Radiation Protection (Bundesamt für Strahlenschutz) has a comprehensive database of smartphones - new and old - and the level of radiation they emit. Following the criteria set for this chart (see footnotes), the current smartphone creating the highest level of radiation is the Motorola Edge. While premium phones such as the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 8 have been close to the top of this list in the past, the latest handsets from Apple have lower SARs, pushing them out of this particular spotlight.

While there is no universal guideline for a 'safe' level of phone radiation, the German certification for environmental friendliness 'Der Blaue Engel' (Blue Angel) only certifies phones which have a specific absorption rate of less than 0.60 watts per kilogram. All of the phones featured here come in at more than double this benchmark.

Having already revealed the current phones which emit the most radiation, this chart looks at the opposite end of the scale.

Infographic: The Phones Emitting the Least Radiation | Statista

You will find more infographics at Statista

While conclusive longitudinal research on the effects of cell phone radiation is still hard to come by, for those looking to minimize the risks, this list may be useful.

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Published:1/19/2022 3:58:55 AM
[Opinion] A Little Tale About Corporate Life In America Today

by Dave King -

Following forty years of the government intruding on the products made by the automobile industry, demanding better products, safer products, more efficient products and vehicles that produce fewer emissions, the auto manufacturers have spent billions of dollars on research and development to arrive at high-mileage, low emissions vehicles that last …

A Little Tale About Corporate Life In America Today is posted on Conservative Daily News - Where Americans go for news, current events and commentary they can trust - Conservative News Website for U.S. News, Political Cartoons and more.

Published:1/19/2022 3:58:55 AM
[Markets] IEA sees 2022 global oil demand exceeding levels seen before the pandemic IEA sees 2022 global oil demand exceeding levels seen before the pandemic Published:1/19/2022 3:58:55 AM
[Markets] Europe Markets: German key bund yield turns positive for the first time in three years European stocks were steady, as several companies rolled out results. The attention was focused squarely on a key German bund yield that turned positive for the first time in years.
Published:1/19/2022 3:58:55 AM
[] Daily Tech News 19 January 2022 Top Story Microsoft is buying Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion. (PC Perspective) In cash. Activision has been around since 1980 and is the publisher of classic titles such as Build-A-Bear Workshop: Welcome to Hugsville and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare... Published:1/19/2022 3:58:55 AM
[Comedy] spite store When a place of business [angers] you, so you open a [competing] store [out of spite].
Published:1/17/2022 11:01:47 PM
[Podcasts] The Bookworm Room 2022.01.16 video podcast is up

This one is a bit rough and ready, as I’m learning a new video program. Still, I covered courage, Ivermectin, Medicare, and other things. I’m learning a new technology, so this is a wee bit rough, but I cover the need for courage today (with examples), ivermectin madness and government

The post The Bookworm Room 2022.01.16 video podcast is up appeared first on Bookworm Room.

Published:1/17/2022 11:01:46 PM
[Entertainment] Two ‘Yellowjackets’ stars bring out the grit and vulnerability of the show’s most essential character Off-screen, the two actresses who play Shauna don’t really look or sound alike. But on-screen, their combined performance provides the foundation for the buzzy breakout hit. Published:1/17/2022 11:01:46 PM
[vaccine] Pfizer CEO: Virus will be here for years but this may be last wave with restrictions
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Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla speaks during a ceremony in Thessaloniki, Greece, on October 12, 2021. (AP Photo/Giannis Papanikos, File)

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said on Monday that while the "most likely scenario" is that the coronavirus will circulate for many years, he believes the current wave of infections will be the last to require restrictions.

Bourla gave an interview to the French medium BFM. TV to commemorate the announcement of an investment package by the pharmaceutical company in France. Bourla also touted the vaccines' effectiveness and safety, saying  he believed people would still need booster shots. "It's important that people get Pfizer's three-dose regimen. coronavirus vaccine and will likely  require yearly booster shots, although the immunocompromised may need them every four months," Bourla said.

“Children need to be vaccinated  to protect them. Its effectiveness in children is very, very, very good. Bourla also said  the company's anti-COVID pill, Paxlovid, is "changing everything" as a new way to fight serious illnesses. Pfizer said in December that its Paxlovid pill had reduced hospitalizations and deaths by nearly 90 percent in vulnerable people.

In the interview, Bourla said the company was working on a plan that would invest 520 million euros ($593.7 million)  in France over the next five years, including a partnership with French company Novasep to develop an anti-inflammatory treatment -COVID pills.

France, like many other countries, is facing a record number of infections caused by the highly contagious Omicron variant. France's parliament passed legislation on Sunday barring unvaccinated people from all restaurants, sports stadiums and other venues, the centerpiece of the government's effort to protect hospitals. in the middle of the wave.

The government of French President Emmanuel Macron is hoping the step will be enough to limit the number of patients filling up strained hospitals nationwide without resorting to a new lockdown.

More than 76% of French ICU beds are occupied by virus patients, most of them unvaccinated, and some 200 people with the virus are dying every day. Like many countries, France is in the grip of the Omicron variant, recording more than 2,800 positive cases per 100,000 people over the past week.

Published:1/17/2022 11:01:46 PM
[Markets] In a reversal, Amazon says it will keep allowing Visa payments in the U.K. In a reversal, Amazon says it will keep allowing Visa payments in the U.K. Published:1/17/2022 11:01:46 PM
[Politics] Thanks to Newsom, Sirhan will remain where he belongs — prison

We'll never know to what extent Sirhan changed America by killing the Democrats' leading presidential contender, but we can speculate, columnist George Skelton writes.

Published:1/17/2022 11:01:46 PM
[IIPR] 2 Sin Stocks That Could Triple Published:1/17/2022 11:01:46 PM
[Right Column] Boris Johnson’s eco-socialism: Land may be seized to make way for solar farms in Net Zero drive
Published:1/17/2022 11:01:46 PM
[Politics] Lawmakers Should Support the Inflation Prevention Act Published:1/17/2022 11:01:46 PM
[Russia] We Are Totally Unprepared for a War in Europe
It's not our problem, until it very much is.
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Published:1/17/2022 11:01:46 PM
[] Report: Epstein's Lawyer Tried to Get Pedo Island Caretakers to Lie and Say Bill Clinton Was Never There Published:1/17/2022 11:01:46 PM
[Markets] Market Snapshot: Get ready for the climb. Here’s what history says about stock-market returns during Fed rate-hike cycles. As it turns out, during so-called Federal Reserve interest rate-hike cycles, which we seem set to enter as early as March, the U.S. stock market tends to perform strongly, not poorly.
Published:1/17/2022 11:01:46 PM
[] 'Are you kidding me with this?': MSNBC assembled quite the panel to discuss the hostage situation at Texas synagogue Published:1/17/2022 11:01:46 PM
[Anti-Americanism] The COVID Crazy Train goes off the rails

  One of the unfortunate side effects of the COVID pandemic is the madness festering in the minds of many. On the one hand the anti-vaxxers see conspiracy in everything, from implantable RFID chips in the vaccines to lipidnanoparticles. On the other hand COVID madness has become almost as endemic as has the virus. That […]

The post The COVID Crazy Train goes off the rails appeared first on Flopping Aces.

Published:1/17/2022 11:01:46 PM
[World] Glenn Youngkin, man of hope and change

Bankrupt of ideas and blind of vision, Democrats spent months last year trying to smear Virginia’s new Gov. Glenn Youngkin as some racist reincarnation of former President Donald Trump. It was as desperate as it would prove to be ridiculous.

The caricature Democrats tried spinning did not stick, as was ... Published:1/17/2022 11:01:46 PM

[Media] NYT: Scientists Studying Privilege, Inequality in Animal Kingdom

Scientists, the experts we rely on to tell us how to live our lives, have been studying privilege and inequality among squirrels and other animals, according to the New York Times.

The post NYT: Scientists Studying Privilege, Inequality in Animal Kingdom appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.

Published:1/17/2022 11:01:46 PM
[Free Speech] [Eugene Volokh] No First Amendment Violation in Removal of Billboard After S.F. Mayor Had Criticized It From Zhou v. Breed, decided Friday by the Ninth Circuit (Judges John Owens and Michelle Friedland, and visiting Sixth Circuit Judge Danny Boggs): Appellants allege that both [S.F. Mayor London] Breed and Clear Channel violated their First Amendment right to free speech. To the extent that Appellants argue that Breed, or any public official, violated… Published:1/17/2022 11:01:46 PM
[Politics] At the Supreme Court Tomorrow: Boston v. the Mayflower Compact Religious freedom advocates hope for a banner day at the Supreme Court tomorrow when the Nine hear the case of a Christian group that was barred from flying its symbol on a public flagpole, even as other groups were allowed to fly their standards. The Roberts court, which has proven receptive to religious free exercise in public, here has another opportunity to vouchsafe this First Amendment question. The suit was filed by a New Hampshire group called Camp Constitution, which seeks to "enhance... Published:1/17/2022 11:01:46 PM
[structure:news] Tougher powers for magistrates to jail criminals and clear courts backlog Published:1/17/2022 11:01:46 PM
[Uncategorized] Baffling Biden Statement: “I don’t think there is sufficient information to know about why he targeted that synagogue”

"We don’t have — I don’t think there is sufficient information to know about why he targeted that synagogue or why he insisted on the release of someone who’s been in prison for over 10 years, why he was engaged — why he was using antisemitic and anti-Israeli comments. I — we just don’t have enough facts."

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Published:1/17/2022 11:01:46 PM
[Entertainment] Betty White's Assistant Shares One of the Comedian's Final Photos on Her 100th Birthday Betty White, Saturday Night Live, Memorable SNL Hosts The touching tributes continue. On what would have been Betty White's 100th birthday, her assistant shared what could be one of the last photos taken of the Hollywood...
Published:1/17/2022 11:01:46 PM
[Featured] Rand Paul Drops DirecTV Subscription Over Conservative Censorship

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Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul announced Monday he would no longer be subscribing to DirecTV after the broadcast distributor said it would drop a popular conservative news channel from its lineup. DirecTV announced Friday that it would not renew its contract with Herring Networks Inc., the owner of right-wing news outlet …

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Published:1/17/2022 11:01:46 PM
[Security] To Avoid More Attacks Like at Texas Synagogue, Biden Administration Must Know, Name Our Enemies

The FBI’s Hostage Rescue Team and local Texas police officers deserve enormous gratitude for securing the safe release of four people taken hostage during a... Read More

The post To Avoid More Attacks Like at Texas Synagogue, Biden Administration Must Know, Name Our Enemies appeared first on The Daily Signal.

Published:1/17/2022 11:01:46 PM
[Politics] Newsmax host explains why the 2020 election just doesn’t add up (and he’s not afraid to talk about it!) Trump gets a lot of grief for his continued belief that he was cheated out of a 2020 election victory. But tonight Greg Kelly from Newsmax dared to broach the subject of . . . Published:1/17/2022 11:01:46 PM
[6c92def3-d48c-52d9-813c-8fd5dd3ebf37] Kamala Harris 'will not absolve' senators who oppose Biden agenda Vice President Kamala Harris on Monday said she is “not going to absolve” senators who stand in the way of Democratic-led legislation aimed at overhauling the U.S. election system. Published:1/17/2022 11:01:46 PM
[2024 Election] The New York Times does Trump vs. DeSantis (Paul Mirengoff) My friend who reads the New York Times called my attention to this frontpage piece about tension between Donald Trump and Ron DeSantis. It’s by Times stalwarts Maggie Haberman and Jonathan Martin, who probably had plenty of fun writing it. They report that Trump has become unhappy with DeSantis because the Florida governor won’t say he’d step aside if, as seems likely, Trump decides to run for president in 2024. Published:1/17/2022 11:01:46 PM
[Markets] Dow Jones Futures Rise After Market Rally Holds Support; Apple, Qualcomm Lead 5 Stocks Near Buy Points The stock market rally is on the back foot, while the Nasdaq has lagged the S&P 500 for nearly a year. But Apple is holding up. Published:1/17/2022 11:01:46 PM
[] Monday Overnight Open Thread (1/17/22) *** The Quotes of The Day Quote I The reckoning begins in the House. We must have our vengeance, both to satisfy the reasonable craving for justice on the part of the base and to teach the Democrats that... Published:1/17/2022 11:01:46 PM
[402e2265-a83d-580a-850d-b781f8f5e39f] 'Justice League' director Joss Whedon responds to Gal Gadot, Ray Fisher's claims of poor behavior "Justice League" director Joss Whedon has pushed back against claims of poor behavior made against him by the film's stars Gal Gadot and Ray Fisher. Published:1/17/2022 11:01:46 PM
[678ff434-09ef-54bb-90ec-33e9037cf630] Tucker Carlson: Mainstream media is turning on Joe Biden Tucker Carlson uncovers why mainstream media is starting to turn on Joe Biden, after having supported him for his first year in office. Published:1/17/2022 11:01:46 PM
[Markets] Dr. Peter McCullough: Official COVID "Narrative Has Crumbled" Dr. Peter McCullough: Official COVID "Narrative Has Crumbled"

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Dr. Peter McCullough – a renowned cardiologist and highly published medical scientist whose confrontation of the government's COVID-19 policies has drawn more than 40 million views on Joe Rogan's podcast – told WND in a video interview Thursday night the official pandemic narrative that has been fiercely guarded by establishment media and social-media censors is "completely crumbling."

That narrative, he said, included "false statements regarding asymptomatic spread, reliance on lockdown and masks – which obviously didn't work – the suppression of early treatment, the mass promotion of vaccines that failed."

"And now here we are, almost in complete free fall," McCullough said, referring to the record number of COVID-19 cases as officials acknowledge the vaccines don't prevent infection or transmission.

McCullough noted that in California, with the more contagious but much milder omicron variant now dominant, health care workers who tested positive for COVID-19 and had symptoms were told to go back to work.

"With that, I think that's it. I think that's the end. The narrative has crumbled. People don't want these vaccines," McCullough said.

"The vaccines should be pulled off the market. They clearly are not solving the problem."

The focus, he said, should be on "treating high-risk patients who develop symptoms" with some of the early treatments that he and other physicians around the world have found to be effective, including ivermectin and a new drug granted emergency use authorization by the FDA, Paxlovid.

McCullough cited a study from Denmark and data from the U.K.'s health agency showing that the vaccines have zero effectiveness against omicron.

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"That's not misinformation," he said. "I'm just quoting the data. All of this can be looked up. Fact-checkers can look at it. I know I'll never have any problems with allegations of misinformation, because I just quote the data."

President Biden clearly had McCullough in mind when on Thursday he urged social media companies and media outlets to "please deal with the misinformation and disinformation that's on your shows. It has to stop."

McCullough pointed out his work has been relied upon by courts across the nation, including the U.S. Supreme Court, and he has testified to the U.S. Senate and will be back there later this month.

"I think America knows who is giving them the straight story."

In the half-hour video interview with WND (embedded below), McCullough also discussed:

  • The punishment of physicians who counter the official COVID narrative and use clinically indicated, FDA-approved drugs off-label such as ivermectin to treat COVID-19 patients, including a colleague in Maine whose was ordered to undergo a psychological examination after her license was suspended;

  • His participation in a rally in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 23 protesting vaccine mandates;

  • The Supreme Court's rulings Thursday on vaccine mandates;

  • The possibility that omicron could spell the end of the pandemic, serving as a "universal booster";

  • Data showing that vaccination has backfired, making the pandemic worse in nations with high vaccine intake;

  • The lethality of the mRNA vaccines;

  • His view on Biden's mass testing program;

  • His take on new FDA-approved treatments and his simple, inexpensive, over-the-counter protocol for treating omicron;

  • The unwillingness of so many doctors to "come off the sidelines" and treat patients for COVID-19;

  • The "crisis of competence" among top government health officials;

  • Where to find resources and support for physicians and patients, and for employees confronting mandates.

"I think Americans are going to understand that their individual choice is really what's going to matter in the end," he McCullough told WND in conclusion. "If Americans decide that they're not going to take any boosters or any more vaccines, it doesn't matter how many mandates or how many court decisions that happen. The vaccine program is going to crumble. I think it's just a matter of saying no."

He emphasized that the vaccines are still "research."

"No one can be forced into it," he said of vaccination. "And they're not turning out to be safe or effective. So, if  everybody just stands firm and declines the vaccines, I think that will be the quickest way for us to get out of this."

See the WND interview with Dr. Peter McCullough:

McCullough, in a video interview with WND in December, called for a "pivot" from the current policies to early treatment and "compassionate care" for those who have COVID or have suffered vaccine injuries, which have included myocarditis, neurological issues and blood clotting.

"Now is the time for doctors to step up. Now is not a time for rhetoric or harsh statements regarding scientific discourse," he said.

Many of McCullough's 600 peer-reviewed publications have appeared in top-tier journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association and The Lancet. He testified to the U.S. Senate in November 2020 against what he described as the federal government's politicization of health care during the pandemic, curbing or blocking the availability of cheap, effective treatments. In a speech in September, he told of having been stripped of the editorship of a Swiss-based journal after having lost his position with a major health system, "with no explanation and no due process." Baylor University Medical Center fired him in February. And Texas A&M College of Medicine, Texas Christian University and University of North Texas Health Science Center School of Medicine have cut ties with McCullough, accusing him of spreading misinformation.

"I've been stripped of every title that I've ever had in that institution. I've received a threat letter from the American College of Physicians, [and] a threat letter from the American Board," he said in September.

All because of his "lawful" participation "in a topic of public importance."

He said there are "powerful forces at work, far more powerful than we can possibly think of, that are influencing anybody who is in a position of authority."

McCullough is the chief medical adviser for the Truth for Health Foundation, a physician-founded charity that says it is "dedicated to following the Oath of Hippocrates to serve individual patients to the best of our ability and judgement and to uphold the highest standards of medical ethics."

*  *  *

Last year, America's doctors, nurses and paramedics were celebrated as frontline heroes battling a fearsome new pandemic. Today, under Joe Biden, tens of thousands of these same heroes are denounced as rebels, conspiracy theorists, extremists and potential terrorists. Along with massive numbers of police, firemen, Border Patrol agents, Navy SEALs, pilots, air-traffic controllers, and countless other truly essential Americans, they're all considered so dangerous as to merit termination, their professional and personal lives turned upside down due to their decision not to be injected with the experimental COVID vaccines. Biden’s tyrannical mandate threatens to cripple American society – from law enforcement to airlines to commercial supply chains to hospitals. It's already happening. But the good news is that huge numbers of "yesterday’s heroes" are now fighting back – bravely and boldly. The whole epic showdown is laid out as never before in the sensational October issue of WND's monthly Whistleblower magazine, titled "THE GREAT AMERICAN REBELLION: 'We will not comply!' COVID-19 power grab ignites bold new era of national defiance."


Tyler Durden Mon, 01/17/2022 - 23:50
Published:1/17/2022 11:01:46 PM
[World] The Big Money Behind Abortion Activism

Warren Buffett’s charitable foundation has poured nearly $5 billion into pro-abortion advocacy

The post The Big Money Behind Abortion Activism appeared first on The American Conservative.

Published:1/17/2022 11:01:46 PM
[Comedy] hellaciously When it's not [just] [crazy] its [HELLA] crazy.
Published:1/16/2022 5:59:56 PM
[Politics] All Eyes on State of the Union, as Biden's Presidency Hangs by a Thread It's been a rough New Year for President Biden, as he suffered two stinging defeats. First, the Supreme Court ruled against his vaccine mandate for 80 million people working in private business. Second, just before Uncle Joe was going to speak to the Senate Democratic conference, Kyrsten Sinema stood up on the floor and announced her unequivocal opposition to any changes in the legislative filibuster. By the way, Joe Manchin followed on Sinema's heels by issuing last night his own statement... Published:1/16/2022 5:59:55 PM
[Volokh Conspiracy] [Josh Blackman] Today in Supreme Court History: January 16, 1919 1/16/1919: The 18th Amendment is ratified. Published:1/16/2022 5:59:55 PM
[Entertainment] Harry Potter without Jim Dale? Impossible. Here are other audiobook series enhanced by narrators. A narrator can make or break the listening experience. Over several related novels, they can become friend (or foe). Published:1/16/2022 5:59:55 PM
[Politics] Column: In Orange County, hating L.A. is an obsession that now comes with a hashtag: #NoLAinOC

Orange County Dist. Atty. Todd Spitzer's reelection campaign features a hashtag he coined: #NoLAinOC.

Published:1/16/2022 5:59:55 PM
[ECC] 2 Fat Yields Up To 10%, To Bank On Rate Hikes Published:1/16/2022 5:59:55 PM
[Left Column] ‘Unprecedentedly few’: ‘2021 had the fewest global hurricanes in the satellite era’ & 2nd fewest strong hurricanes since 1980


Bjorn Lomborg: "Hurricanes in 2021 were unprecedented — as in unprecedentedly few. Globally, 2021 had the fewest hurricanes ever in the satellite era (1980-2021). Globally, 2021 had some of the fewest strong hurricanes in the satellite era (1980-2021). With 16 strong (Cat 3+) hurricanes, 2021 was the second-lowest strong hurricane year since 1980. Globally, 2021 was a weak hurricane year. When measured by total energy (Accumulated Cyclone Energy), 2021 was the 9th weakest year. Did you see that reported anywhere?

Hurricanes in 2021 were weak and exceptionally few. But we heard lots about North Atlantic hurricanes. Conveniently, North Atlantic is the only basin where hurricanes are stronger. Does this leave us well-informed?. But we hear lots about names storms (hurricanes + weaker storms). Ever-easier to detect, so numbers keep climbing (4 of 2020s 30 named storms wouldn't have been named in 2000!). Not as relevant, but hey, scary numbers."

Published:1/16/2022 5:59:55 PM
[Mobile] Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro ready to fire on all cylinders as January OTA update brings dozens of vital fixes

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The January OTA pack for  Google Pixel 6 (“oropiole”) and Google Pixel 6 Pro (“raven”) has started rolling out. The software update brings fixes from December and January that should help  Pixel 6 series smartphones run at full speed after numerous bugs and problems seemed to affect the functionality.

Google has revealed that the January software update for the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro is now available as factory images and full OTA images via the Google Play services website (12.0.0 (SQ1D.220105.007), Jan 2022 - specific device/images links can be found in "sources" below). Those who prefer to wait for the OTA package to arrive with a “check for update” notification may start receiving the update from Monday January 17 onwards according to a report from 9to5Google. The list of fixes for the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro in the December and January patches is extensive and an installation should help relieve some of the serious teething issues users have experienced.

We recently reported on Google's flagship smartphones being criticized for their flaws, including a scathing comment from tech blogger Marques Brownlee who claimed he would return to his Galaxy S21 Ultra for now. However, it looks like it's ready to give the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro another chance as it's been busy downloading the software update (215MB of fixes in this particular case, presumably  from November) . Google took a lot of flak when the December update appeared to leave many Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro phones with critical issues like signal reception issues. Also, many users have complained about the battery drain issue in cellular network standby mode and the slow fingerprint sensor.


Browsing through the list of fixes (see drop-down element "changelog" below for full list) one can find several for battery and charging and for network and telephony. One of these is “general improvements for network connection stability and performance”, which will hopefully alleviate two of the more serious issues mentioned above. There are fixes for biometrics too, with a “general improvements” update coming for the fingerprint sensor. While it’s unlikely every single problem with the Pixel 6 or Pixel 6 Pro can be fixed with this December/January OTA package, it does seem that Google is at least paying attention to the growing din of complaints about the new Pixel phones and doing something proactive about the situation.

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[] If the US-Russian talks aren't dead they're on life support Published:1/16/2022 5:59:55 PM
[Democrats] Michigan’s Dana Nessel Speculates ‘White Supremacy’ to Blame for Texas Synagogue Terrorist Attack

As the hostage situation at a Texas synagogue developed on Saturday, Michigan's attorney general, Democrat Dana Nessel, raised the possibility that white supremacists were behind the attack.

The post Michigan’s Dana Nessel Speculates ‘White Supremacy’ to Blame for Texas Synagogue Terrorist Attack appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.

Published:1/16/2022 5:59:55 PM
[] And Just Like That, I Figured Out Who's to Blame for the Grotesque Reboot of 'Sex and the City' Published:1/16/2022 5:59:55 PM
[Politics] 'Jen Psucky': Blue-checks drag Jen Psaki over her tone-deaf tweet on DC stores and restaurants closing ahead of the snowstorm Published:1/16/2022 5:59:55 PM
[aaac760f-81ad-587a-b12b-9e5ed616ca82] Reflecting on Dr. King's vision – how are we faring in pursuit of the just society? As we remember the birth of Dr. King, it is worth reflecting on his message, and on whether we are moving in the direction of accomplishing the great vision he laid out for our nation. Published:1/16/2022 5:59:55 PM
[Election Integrity] We Hear You: Lessons of Jan. 6 Riot at Capitol

Editor’s note: Welcome to the new year’s first roundup of letters from Daily Signal readers, culled from the mailbag at—Ken McIntyre Dear Daily Signal:... Read More

The post We Hear You: Lessons of Jan. 6 Riot at Capitol appeared first on The Daily Signal.

Published:1/16/2022 5:59:55 PM
[6d54dbb3-ea46-5c46-80d4-a23b005975e2] Bella Hadid sports 'Palestine' jewelry while out on the town with friends Bella Hadid was spotted out on the town wearing a necklace that showed her support of the Palestinian people. Published:1/16/2022 5:59:55 PM
[topics:places/usa] British synagogue terrorist's family apologise to hostages and reveal they spoke with him during siege Published:1/16/2022 5:59:55 PM
[World] Let's honor Martin Luther King Jr. today by rejecting critical race theory

Having fled communist Cuba as a political refugee, I grew up in a school system that created a false reality through Marxism.

The Castro regime tried to mold us to become what Che Guevara called the “new man and woman” — who could reform their “individual consciousness” to shed their ... Published:1/16/2022 5:59:55 PM

[Coronavirus] The covid vax card requirement is anti-inequity (Paul Mirengoff) As Scott pointed out earlier today, Washington, D.C. is among the jurisdictions that will now require vaccination cards to enter restaurants, bars, and other public places. In D.C., the requirement is for proof of having received one dose or more of a covid vaccine. Scott alluded to the disparate impact this requirement will have on Blacks. In D.C., the disproportionately adverse impact on Blacks will be pronounced. According to this Published:1/16/2022 5:59:55 PM
[] Food Thread: Raw Hamburger...Tartare Is Really Raw Hamburger! (Or Is It People?) It's an acquired taste...I think, but plenty of people have told me that when they were kids they used to eat raw hamburger all of the time, so maybe, just maybe we have it hard-wired in us! Probably not,... Published:1/16/2022 5:59:55 PM
[Featured] Newest White House Social Media Post Highlights Out-of-Touch Admin

by R. Mitchell -

Critiquing the Biden White House is becoming less necessary as they continually demonstrate to the American people that they do not, have never, and will never understand their needs. In a social media post today, Team Biden showed again that they are focused on the wrong things – all of …

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Published:1/16/2022 5:59:55 PM
[Markets] The Moneyist: ‘I grew up thinking we were the perfect family’: A DNA test revealed I was the product of an affair. Am I entitled to a share of my biological father’s estate? ‘My siblings have counseled me to consider what I may be entitled to as an inheritance, as this man is actually very well off.’
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[Politics] WATCH: On MSNBC, Michigan’s Democrat AG floats WHITE SUPREMACY as culprit in Texas synagogue TERROR Michigan AG Dana NesselMichigan’s Democrat Attorney General Dana Nessel was on MSNBC on Saturday while hostages were still being held at the Congregation Beth Israel synagogue in Colleyville, Texas and, despite the information already known . . . Published:1/16/2022 5:59:55 PM
[Uncategorized] U-Haul Growth Index Confirms Blue to Red State Exodus

"With a strong job market and low cost of living, it’s a no-brainer. Texas doesn’t have an income tax, so families get more for their money"

The post U-Haul Growth Index Confirms Blue to Red State Exodus first appeared on Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion.
Published:1/16/2022 5:59:55 PM
[6d167981-ebd0-521c-b616-1f14513e3888] Loudoun County Public Schools removes book for 'sexual content' while Fairfax insists it's not obscene Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) will remove the controversial book “Gender Queer: A Memoir," written by Maia Kobabe, from school library shelves, a spokesman announced Friday. The school district in nearby Fairfax County has stood by the book, saying that it is not obscene and does not contain pedophilia, yet Loudoun Superintendent Scott Zielger decided to remove the book, calling it inappropriate for school. Published:1/16/2022 5:59:55 PM
[Entertainment] Pregnant Kylie Jenner Is Pretty in Pink at Daughter Stormi and Chicago West's Birthday Party Kylie Jenner, Stormi Webster Birthday Party, Pregnant, Baby Bump, InstagramCome on Barbie, let's go party! Kylie Jenner got all dolled up for her daughter Stormi Webster and niece Chicago West's joint birthday party on Jan. 15. Shutting down...
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[Markets] Glenn Greenwald Exposes Deep State Effort To Stop Trump Pardoning Edward Snowden And Julian Assange Glenn Greenwald Exposes Deep State Effort To Stop Trump Pardoning Edward Snowden And Julian Assange

Authored by Adam Dick via The Ron Paul Institute for Peace & Prosperity,

There was much speculation toward the end of Donald Trump’s term as president of the United States that Trump would pardon Edward Snowden, Julian Assange, or both of these men who were responsible for exposing vast amounts of wrongdoing by the US government. But, it did not come to pass. Why? Glenn Greenwald, who played a key role in helping Snowden expose information about the US government’s mass surveillance programs and who advocated in public and behind the scenes that Trump pardon both men, has some interesting thoughts about that.

The reason Trump failed to issue a pardon for either Snowden or Assange centers on the deep state trying to protect itself by placing Trump in jeopardy, suggested Greenwald last week in an episode of his System Update show.

In a written introduction for the episode, Greenwald notes that Trump, while president, had both “raised the possibility that he might pardon Snowden” and was “actively considering a pardon for Assange.”

Greenwald, in the introduction, zeros in on a recent interview of Trump by Candace Owens. In the interview, Trump stated he came “very close” to pardoning one of them but did not ultimately do so. Why? Trump said the reason was because Trump “was too nice” to issue the pardon.

Greenwald isn’t buying that explanation. He writes:

The question that obviously emerges from that answer: too nice to whom? To the U.S. security services — the CIA, NSA and FBI — which had spent four years doing everything possible to sabotage and undermine Trump and his presidency with their concoction of Russiagate and other leaks of false accusations to their corporate media allies? Too nice to the war-mongering servants of the military-industrial complex in the establishment wings of both parties who were the allies of those security services in attempting to derail Trump's America First foreign policy agenda? Too nice to John Brennan, James Clapper and Susan Rice, the Obama-era security officials most eager to see both Assange and Snowden rot in prison for life because they exposed Obama's spying crimes and the Democrats’ corruption in 2016? Trump's “I'm too nice” explanation is, shall we say, less than persuasive.

In the System Update episode, Greenwald further explains that Trump’s enmity toward these deep state forces that helped lead Greenwald and many other individuals to think that Trump may issue the pardons:

Now the argument for why President Trump not only should have pardoned Julian Assange and Edward Snowden, but why some of us believed there was a chance that he could didn't rely on the benevolence of President Trump. It relied on the fact that he knew better than anybody how deceitful and abusive and dangerous these agencies are. The agencies that were exposed by Snowden and Assange and the ones that were demanding that they be imprisoned forever. He knew, as well as anybody, the treachery and the illegal interference in our domestic politics because he was one of their targets.

Yet, the pardons did not materialize. Why? Greenwald states that Greenwald “knew that Trump wanted to pardon Edward Snowden and had strongly considered pardoning Julian Assange.” But, continues Greenwald, Trump “got scared into pardoning neither of them for reasons I'm about to explain to you.” Greenwald then argues that ultimately Trump gave in to deep state pressure applied through Republican Senators’ threat to convict Trump on the impeachment brought against him in his final weeks in office. Says Greenwald:

They were making very clear to him explicitly clear Republican senators like Lindsey Graham and Marco Rubio and Mitch McConnell that if you do any of those things that you are considering doing, pardoning Assange and Snowden, declassifying JFK files, declassifying other secrets that should have been declassified long ago because they're from decades old treachery on the part of the US government, we will vote to impeach you. They had this leverage the sword of Damocles hanging over his head….

“This is the story of why the deep state yet again got its way,” concludes Greenwald in his System Update episode, “even with a person in the White House who knows firsthand just how evil and destructive and toxic they are.”

Watch the System Update episode, and read the introduction and transcript, here.

Tyler Durden Sun, 01/16/2022 - 18:30
Published:1/16/2022 5:59:55 PM
[COVID 19] The last piece of the Fauci puzzle

  It has finally all come together. Two years ago, I had the feeling that COVID was a lab leak. Egged on by Anthony Fauci, the media went into a full court press on anyone who dared suggest it. Somehow Fauci “knew” that Donald Trump would have a surprise infectious outbreak on his hands. Fauci […]

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Published:1/16/2022 5:59:55 PM
[Comedy] Dracula Sneeze [Dracula sneeze] "Covering one's mouth with the [crook] of one's elbow when sneezing, seen as similar to popular portrayals of [the vampire] Dracula, in which he hides the lower half of his face with a cape."
Published:1/15/2022 1:01:48 PM
[Markets and Morality] How the Great Awokening has absorbed Millennial Socialism (or vice versa?)

Last month, Instagram influencer and fashion entrepreneur Molly-Mae Hague appeared on a podcast on business-related issues. She made a fairly anodyne comment about career success: “You’re given one life and it’s down to you what you do with it, like, you can literally go in any direction. […] [O]bviously we all have different backgrounds and … Continue reading "How the Great Awokening has absorbed Millennial Socialism (or vice versa?)"

The post How the Great Awokening has absorbed Millennial Socialism (or vice versa?) appeared first on Institute of Economic Affairs.

Published:1/15/2022 1:01:48 PM
[Politics] The Anti-Vaping Crusade Backfires: Smoking Rates INCREASE For the First Time in Decades Published:1/15/2022 1:01:48 PM
[American Society] Child Vaccination Rates Aren’t a ‘Gut Punch.’ They’re Rational.
It's not misinformation. It's experience.
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[2021 News] FedEx Asks FAA to Let It Install Anti-Missile Lasers on Its Cargo Planes

FedEx Asks FAA to Let It Install Anti-Missile Lasers on Its Cargo Planes. One has to wonder what the deal is with this? Terrorist threats perhaps?

The post FedEx Asks FAA to Let It Install Anti-Missile Lasers on Its Cargo Planes appeared first on IHTM.

Published:1/15/2022 1:01:48 PM
[Markets] Here's how to get free home COVID-19 tests starting Wednesday Here's how to get free home COVID-19 tests starting Wednesday Published:1/15/2022 1:01:48 PM
[Comedy] Spider-Man comic-book page sells for a record $3.36 million From movies to comic-book art, Spider-Man is the hottest character with consumers with right now. Published:1/15/2022 1:01:48 PM
[World] Democrats are still suffering from Trump derangement syndrome

It wasn’t so long ago that the entire Democrat establishment and biased mainstream media took the position that former President Donald Trump colluded with Russia to win the 2016 election. That was false.

Legions of leftists conspired to mislead the American people about the veracity of Christopher Steele’s dirty dossier. ... Published:1/15/2022 1:01:48 PM

[Open Threads] Bookworm Beat 1/14/22 — the “January 6 is our Groundhog Day” illustrated edition

The Democrats want us to relive January 6 forever. It’s our job to make sure that doesn’t happen. Plus other smart, funny memes. The header image is by the brilliant Rich Terrell, of Terrell After Math. I highly recommend checking his site out on a regular basis for astute political

The post Bookworm Beat 1/14/22 — the “January 6 is our Groundhog Day” illustrated edition appeared first on Bookworm Room.

Published:1/15/2022 1:01:48 PM
[Politics] Glendora man pleads guilty to felony in connection with Jan. 6 insurrection at Capitol

Hunter Ehmke, 21, was arrested last year at his family's home after an officer saw him smashing a window at the Capitol building.

Published:1/15/2022 1:01:48 PM
[World] The Tragic Lesson of Don’t Look Up

What if the world ended in an election year?

The post The Tragic Lesson of <em>Don’t Look Up</em> appeared first on The American Conservative.

Published:1/15/2022 1:01:48 PM
[Law] 18 More Federal Agencies Eye Making Vaccine Religious-Objector Lists

This week, we revealed that an obscure federal agency plans to keep lists of the “personal religious information” employees who had religious objections to the... Read More

The post 18 More Federal Agencies Eye Making Vaccine Religious-Objector Lists appeared first on The Daily Signal.

Published:1/15/2022 1:01:48 PM
[Democrats] Gov. Ralph Northam Survives, Finishes Term Despite Blackface Yearbook Scandal

Today is the final day in office for Gov. Ralph "Coonman" Northam (D., Va.). The controversial Democrat recently unveiled his official portrait that will hang in the state capitol for posterity. Alas, it will not be the image everyone remembers when they hear his name.

The post Gov. Ralph Northam Survives, Finishes Term Despite Blackface Yearbook Scandal appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.

Published:1/15/2022 1:01:48 PM
[Entertainment] How ‘Encanto’ and its vibrant soundtrack became a viral phenomenon Disney's "Encanto" warns us that "we don't talk about Bruno" — but they never said anything about TikTok. Published:1/15/2022 1:01:48 PM
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[Middle Column] ‘Global temperature was on course to meet the 2-degree target without any emissions cuts’ – Will the Climate Industry Move the Goalposts Again?
Published:1/15/2022 1:01:48 PM
[29175e24-0bfc-5abd-a5ef-ce71c42c47e8] New York is no longer 'Fun City' The optimism surrounding New York City's new mayor, Eric Adams, seems to be quickly eroding due to several self-inflicted political wounds. Published:1/15/2022 1:01:48 PM
[Social] WhatsApp inches forward on bringing Reactions to its app

WhatsApp, owned by Meta, is actively developing its app and working on new features. The app's latest beta  on iOS reveals that a new feature may be coming soon worked on reactions to iMessage-like messages. 

In their latest findings, they discovered that a relevant setting has appeared in the new beta  on iOS. WABetaInfo shared that WhatsApp version 22.72  on iOS adds a new Reactions Notifications toggle to app settings. 

With this toggle  visible to beta users, the feature may come to the platform fairly quickly. Alternatively, the company may have accidentally revealed this setting and may remove it in future betas if the Reactions feature is not yet ready.

In 2020, Mark Zuckerberg shared that Meta (Facebook at the time) planned to merge the messaging systems of Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp. He said plans won't materialize until 2022. With WhatsApp likely to add reactions to messages soon, the gap between it and Facebook/Instagram direct messages (DMs) is narrowing even further. 

The merger between Facebook and Instagram DMs has already happened, as both platforms support the same messaging features (for the most part). WhatsApp is still far from becoming similar to either of these two services. It remains to be seen whether the merger of the three will take place this year. It is also possible that the company is prevented from making this potential move for monopoly reasons.

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[World] [Irina Manta] Having Fun with Law Review Prose Machine-splaining academic writing Published:1/15/2022 1:01:48 PM
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[Politics] In the Face of Omicron, Cowering in Unnecessary Fear It is time for practically every jurisdiction in the western world to acknowledge that they have dismally failed to manage the Covid crisis. We almost all failed to learn promptly from the unfolding facts of the illness. It seems now to be fairly well-established that the Chinese, with the complicity of the World Health Organization on which it has excessive influence, withheld the gravity of coronavirus from the world while allowing it to be exported around the globe, before suppressing it... Published:1/15/2022 1:01:48 PM
[topics:things/immigration] Dozens more migrants land in Kent one day after man died crossing Channel Published:1/15/2022 1:01:48 PM
[Entertainment] Kanye West Breaks Silence About Alleged Battery Incident Kanye WestKanye "Ye" West is speaking out about an alleged battery incident that triggered an LAPD investigation. A police spokesperson had told E! News that the Grammy-winning rapper and...
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[Politics] Dan Bongino DESTROYS ‘tyrannical’ Google/YouTube for suspending his account: ‘Free-speech hating BULL****’ Dan Bongino was suspended and demonetized from YouTube last night as part of the seemingly never-ending Big Tech Purge, and he let them HAVE it. Youtube has a covid “misinformation” policy that . . . Published:1/15/2022 1:01:48 PM
[Policing] The Latest in Racism (Steven Hayward) Guess what’s racist now? Yes, everything is racist, as we know, but specifically what new thing is racist? Traffic cameras. ProPublica reports: A ProPublica analysis found that traffic cameras in Chicago disproportionately ticket Black and Latino motorists. . . An analysis of millions of citations found that households in majority Black and Hispanic ZIP codes received tickets at around twice the rate of those in white areas between 2015 and Published:1/15/2022 1:01:48 PM
[Opinion] Why Calling Your Intellectual Opponents “Deniers” Is Bad for Scientific Progress

by Walter Block -

For a time, astronomers debated whether Pluto should be considered a planet or not. I have no views on this matter. None whatsoever. My knowledge of astronomy is rather limited. I know that the moon is up there somewhere. I still think that the Earth is flat; except for a …

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Published:1/15/2022 1:01:47 PM
[2c70f862-78bc-53e4-a3e6-ff59a516f89e] Republican Glenn Youngkin sworn in as governor of Virginia Republican Glenn Youngkin was sworn on Saturday as the next governor of Virginia, delivering an optimistic message about empowering parents, overcoming COVID-19 and providing economic relief to families and businesses hard-hit by the pandemic and inflation. Published:1/15/2022 1:01:47 PM
[a6edc44a-5f89-5cdb-bbc1-18f73bcead7d] Lori Loughlin, Mossimo Giannulli's home burglarized, estimated $1M in jewelry stolen: police Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli are the latest celebrities in the Los Angeles area to have their home burglarized, Fox News can report. Published:1/15/2022 1:01:47 PM
[Markets] Dow Jones Futures: Market Rally Holds Key Support; Apple, Qualcomm Lead 5 Stocks Near Buy Points The stock market rally is on the back foot, while the Nasdaq has lagged the S&P 500 for nearly a year. But Apple is holding up. Published:1/15/2022 1:01:47 PM
[Markets] : With prices for some rarities in the millions of dollars, collectible coins are becoming a hot item The numismatic market has seen tremendous growth since the start of the pandemic
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[Markets] Two Carjackings In Midtown Manhattan Took Place Within An Hour Of Each Other This Week Two Carjackings In Midtown Manhattan Took Place Within An Hour Of Each Other This Week

Among Mayor Eric Adams' first tasks in New York City should be getting his District Attorney Alvin Bragg, who has telegraphed little more than total apathy towards criminal behavior to the city, under control. 

Otherwise, situations like the one that occurred this week - when two carjackings occurred in Midtown Manhattan within an hour of each other - are going to continue.

On Wednesday, one carjacking took place at W. 55th Street and Broadway and another happened at W. 36th Street near 7th Avenue - within an hour of one another.

The first incident took place at about 4:30 PM, according to the NY Post. A male suspect stole a black Audi SUV after threatening the driver with a taser.

Photo: NY Post

Video of the incident shows the suspect then hit a second vehicle, a sedan, head-on. The suspect then ditched the Audi near Columbus Circle and fled the scene.

The suspect reportedly hit the gas after police ordered him out of the vehicle.

“He started hitting my car, going the wrong way into me. It’s scary … my car got hit,” a nearby victim said.

The second incident took place about 45 minutes later. A black Infiniti was stolen by a suspect with a box cutter.

And of course, both suspects still remain on the loose.

We're sure DA Bragg is already drafting excuses for the suspects and how they're victims of a repressive system that has forced them into a life of crime. We can't wait for that press conference...

Tyler Durden Sat, 01/15/2022 - 14:00
Published:1/15/2022 1:01:47 PM
[Uncategorized] Iran’s Ayatollah Posts Video Depicting Trump’s Assassination, Revenge For Terror Chief Soleimani

UK's Independent: The video "shows Iranian military officials manoeuvring high-tech surveillance and unmanned combat vehicles toward Mr Trump while he plays golf in ... his Florida home."

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Published:1/15/2022 1:01:47 PM
[] Saturday Gardening, Puttering and Outdoor Adventure thread, Jan. 15 Hi, everybody! It's still winter. Had any garden or outdoor experiences, or are you dreaming for later? for those in the dreaming stage, Bluegreen Kayak sent in some information and photos: While trying to organize ten years of digital... Published:1/15/2022 1:01:47 PM
[Comedy] Farmyard Tennis Two people [ass to ass], passing [an egg] back and forth until one cannot return it. Loser typically is made out to eat the resulting [egg].
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[Big Tech] In Face of Big Tech Censorship, Free Speech Alternatives Emerge Online

Big Tech actors like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube feel increasingly comfortable banning conservative voices from their platforms. But as Big Tech is willing to censor... Read More

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[] Remembering Snow Jam: the Storm That Paralyzed Atlanta 40 Years Ago This Week Published:1/14/2022 7:57:35 AM
[CRSP] Crispr Therapeutics' Giant Leap For Humankind Published:1/14/2022 7:57:35 AM
[Biden Administration] Biden-Backed Solar Company Lied About Effectiveness of Solar Modules, Lawsuit Says

Investors are suing a Biden-backed solar energy company that received a $500 million federal loan last month, claiming that the company lied to shareholders about the effectiveness and financial viability of its solar modules.

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[Columnists] Biden’s Big Elections Lie

by David Harsanyi -

President Joe Biden finally delivered his “voting rights” speech in Atlanta, telling a crowd: “The next few days, when these bills come to a vote, will mark a turning point in this nation’s history. Will we choose democracy over autocracy, light overshadows, justice over injustice? I know where I stand. …

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Published:1/14/2022 7:57:35 AM
[Culture of Corruption] The Week in Radical Leftism, 1/14/21

Welcome back to Day 360 of the Brandon* Occupation! As we approach the end of year one of America’s first Dementia  -Awareness presidency, where is the country right now? Let’s take a look: 1/7 – NY Times admits covid “booster” shots damage immunity, leave body defenseless against virus Yeah, I know, where have these nimrods […]

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[Biden Administration] Quotations from Dementia Joe, cont’d (Scott Johnson) President Biden is bringing his first year in office to a conclusion, not with a bang, but with a big bang of whimpers. This past week of failures has put an exclamation point on the big bang, magnified by Biden’s monumentally bad speech in Atlanta followed by the belly flop on “voting rights” and the Senate filibuster. Congratulations of some kind are in order. In the category of Quotations From Published:1/14/2022 7:57:35 AM
[Quick Takes] How to Tell if Your College is Woke

"The ideas associated with CRT have spread like a virus to all sectors of public life."

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[Entertainment] Years before Watergate, a young Carl Bernstein fell in love with local journalism The longtime journalist recounts the oddball characters and vibrant newsroom of the Washington Star. Published:1/14/2022 7:57:35 AM
[Free Speech] [Eugene Volokh] Lawyer Asks Google to Hide His Bar Discipline Information on State Supreme Court's Web Site The Colorado Supreme Court site has this item on one of its pages: People v. Travis Shane Uhlenhopp. 19PDJ077. December 5, 2019. The Presiding Disciplinary Judge approved the parties' conditional admission of misconduct and suspended Travis Shane Uhlenhopp (attorney registration number 39280) for six months, all to be served and followed by of a one-year… Published:1/14/2022 7:57:35 AM
[Markets] U.S. retail sales sank 1.9% in December U.S. retail sales sank 1.9% in December Published:1/14/2022 7:57:34 AM
[Entertainment] Pippa Middleton Makes Rare Public Appearance With Husband James Matthews at Cirque du Soleil Pippa Middletown, James MatthewsDate night! Pippa Middleton, 38, and her husband James Matthews, 46, attended Cirque du Soleil's show LUZIA at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Thursday, Jan. 13, arriving at the...
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[] The Morning Report - 1/14/22 Good morning, kids. The weekend is here and in spite of everything we're dealing with, yesterday's news coming out of the SCOTUS as well as in the Senate (specifically Manchin and Sinema) allowed us to, if not turn cartwheels,... Published:1/14/2022 7:57:34 AM
[Tesla] Tesla delays initial production of Cybertruck to early 2023 - source
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Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) aims to start initial production of its long-awaited Cybertruck by the end of the first quarter of 2023, pushing plans to start production later this year, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters on Thursday.

He said the delay comes when Tesla changes the features and functions of the electric pickup to make it a compelling product as competition heats up in the segment.

Tesla is expected to produce a limited production of the Cybertruck in the first quarter of 2023 before ramping up production, the source said.

Tesla did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Tesla, the world's largest electric car maker, produces electric sedans and SUVs, but has lost the pickup truck segment, which is profitable and hugely popular in America.

 Ford Motor Co (FN) and Rivian Automotive (RIVN.O). are ahead of Tesla in launching electric pickups. 

Ford said early this month it will nearly double annual production capacity for its red-hot F-150 Lightning electric pickup to 150,000 vehicles ahead of its arrival this spring at U.S. dealers.

Ford's market value topped $ 100 billion for the first time on Thursday, when Tesla shares fell 6.7% and Rivian's shares fell 7.1%.

CEO Elon Musk, who unveiled the futuristic vehicle in 2019, had already delayed  production from late 2021 to late 2022. 

Musk said he would provide an updated product roadmap during the earnings call for the Tesla on January 26.

“Oh man, this year has been such a nightmare for the supply chain  and it's not over yet!” He tweeted in late November when asked about the Cybertruck. 

Tesla recently removed a reference to its production schedule from its Cybertruck orders website. Last month, the website said, "You will be able to complete your setup as production nears in 2022." Now "in 2022" has been omitted.

Tesla plans to produce the Cybertruck at its plant in Texas, which is slated to begin production of Model Y cars earlier this year.

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[Markets] Stock market news live updates: Stock futures extend losses amid mixed bank earnings, retail sales miss Stock futures fell Friday morning to add to losses after a tech-driven sell-off on Thursday, with investors monitoring a mixed set of bank earnings and a bigger-than-expected drop in U.S. retail sales. Published:1/14/2022 7:57:34 AM
[530cbb5c-dbae-5c82-a18f-6a37ce502268] Rooftop Revelations: The message of 'the body of Christ' overrides tribalism Pastor Paul Glyman joined Pastor Corey Brooks on the 55th day of his 100-day rooftop vigil and discussed unity. Published:1/14/2022 7:57:34 AM
[a8a7f48d-4a2c-586c-a442-d5fb91129920] Former 'Bachelorette' contestant Clint Arlis dead at 34 Former “Bachelorette” contestant Clint Arlis has died. He was 34. Published:1/14/2022 7:57:34 AM
[Markets] "Don't Fight The Fed" "Don't Fight The Fed"

Authored by Lance Roberts via,

“Don’t Fight The Fed.” But, unfortunately, that mantra has remained a “call to arms” of the financial markets and media “bullish tribes” over the last decade.

Armed with zero interest rate policy and the most aggressive monetary campaign in history, investors elevated the financial markets to heights only rarely seen in human history. Yet, despite record valuations, pandemics, warnings, and inflationary pressures, the “animal spirit” fostered by an undeniable “faith in the Federal Reserve” remain alive and well.

Of course, the rise in “animal spirits” is simply the reflection of the rising delusion of investors who frantically cling to data points that somehow support the notion “this time is different.” As David Einhorn once stated:

“The bulls explain that traditional valuation metrics no longer apply to certain stocks. The longs are confident that everyone else who holds these stocks understands the dynamic and won’t sell either. With holders reluctant to sell, the stocks can only go up – seemingly to infinity and beyond. We have seen this before.

There was no catalyst that we know of that burst the dot-com bubble in March 2000, and we don’t have a particular catalyst in mind here. That said, the top will be the top, and it’s hard to predict when it will happen.”

Is this time different? Most likely not. Such was a point James Montier noted recently,

Current arguments as to why this time is different are cloaked in the economics of secular stagnation and standard finance workhorses like the equity risk premium model. Whilst these may lend a veneer of respectability to those dangerous words, taking arguments at face value without considering the evidence seems to me, at least, to be a common link with previous bubbles.

Mental Gymnastics

While the “bulls” are adamant, you shouldn’t “fight the Fed” when monetary policy is loose, they say the same when it reverses. Such got evidenced by Fisher Investmentsarguing rate hikes are NOT bad for stocks.

“Many pundits blaming 2018’s stock market decline on that year’s Fed hikes. While we can’t predict Fed policy from here, we can correct the record on 2018, which we think had very little to do with the Fed.

Fisher does “mental gymnastics” to suggest the sell-off in 2018 was due to forces other than the Fed. However, what reversed the “bullish psychology” was evident.

“The really extremely accommodative low-interest rates that we needed when the economy was quite weak, we don’t need those anymore. They’re not appropriate anymore. Interest rates are still accommodative, but we’re gradually moving to a place where they will be neutral. We may go past neutral, but we’re a long way from neutral at this point, probably.” – Jerome Powell, Oct 3rd, 2018

That sharp sell-off in the chart above started following that statement from Jerome Powell. Why? Because even though the Fed had already started hiking rates previously, the comment suggested much tighter policy to come.

What reversed that “bear market psychology” just two months later? The Fed’s reversal on their “neutral stance.”

“Where we are right now is the lower end of neutral. There are implications for that. Monetary policymaking is a forward-looking exercise, and I’m just going to stick with that. There’s real uncertainty about the pace and the destination of further rate increases, and we’re going to be letting incoming data inform our thinking about the appropriate path.” – Jerome Powell, Dec 18th, 2019

By the summer of 2019, the Fed’s interest rates returned to ZERO.

Why did the market rally?

“Don’t fight the Fed.”

Never Fight The Fed

“Rate hikes aren’t inherently bearish, in our view. Like every monetary policy decision, whether they are a net benefit or detriment depends on market and economic conditions at the time, including how they affect the risk of a deep, prolonged, global yield curve inversion. 2018’s rate hikes flattened the yield curve, but they didn’t invert it.” – Fisher Investments

They are. It is just a function of timing between the first rate hike and when something eventually breaks the “bullish psychology.” Aswe discussed previously:

“In the short term, the economy and the markets (due to the current momentum) can  DEFY the laws of financial gravity as interest rates rise. However, as interest rates increase, they act as a “brake” on economic activity. Such is because higher rates NEGATIVELY impact a highly levered economy:”

Fisher is correct that rates may not impact the financial markets in the short term. However, most of the gains got forfeited in every instance as interest rates slowed economic growth, reduced earnings, or created some crisis.

Most importantly, a much higher degree of reversion occurs when the Fed tightens monetary policy during elevated valuations. For example, beginning in 1960, with valuations over 20x earnings, the Fed started a long-term rate-hiking campaign that resulted in three bear markets, two recessions, and a debt crisis. The following three times when the Fed hiked rates with valuations above 20x, outcomes ranged from bear markets to some credit crisis needing bailouts.

Yes, rate hikes matter, they matter more when there are elevated valuations.

I Fought The Fed, And The Fed Won

The primary bullish argument for owning stocks over the last decade is that low-interest rates support high valuations.

The assumption is the present value of future cash flows from equities rises, and subsequently, so should their valuation. Assuming all else is equal, a falling discount rate does suggest a higher valuation. However, as Cliff Asness noted previously, that argument has little validity.

“Instead of regarding stocks as a fixed-rate bond with known nominal coupons, one must think of stocks as a floating-rate bond whose coupons will float with nominal earnings growth. In this analogy, the stock market’s P/E is like the price of a floating-rate bond. In most cases, despite moves in interest rates, the price of a floating-rate bond changes little, and likewise the rational P/E for the stock market moves little.” – Cliff Asness

The problem for the bulls is simple:

“You can’t have it both ways.”

Either low-interest rates are bullish, or high rates are bullish. Unfortunately, they can’t be both.

As noted, rising interest rates correlate to rising equity prices due to market participants’ “risk-on” psychology. However, that correlation cuts both ways. When rising rates reduce earnings, economic growth, and investor sentiment, the “risk-off” trade (bonds) is where money flows.

With exceptionally high market valuations, the market can remain correlated to rising rates for a while longer. However, at some point, rates will matter.

This time will not be different. Only the catalyst, magnitude, and duration will be.

Investors would do well to remember the words of the then-chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission Arthur Levitt in a 1998 speech entitled “The Numbers Game:”

“While the temptations are great, and the pressures strong, illusions in numbers are only that—ephemeral, and ultimately self-destructive.”

You can fight the Fed, but eventually, the Fed will win.

Tyler Durden Fri, 01/14/2022 - 08:46
Published:1/14/2022 7:57:34 AM
[dfc40c0c-c5cc-58cc-ab33-bf2fb840070a] Biden reeling after major losses on filibuster, vaccines and more to start 2022 President Biden took several major losses in just the first two weeks of the new year, including on his major initiatives on vaccine mandates and election laws. Published:1/14/2022 7:57:34 AM
[Markets] Economic Report: U.S. retail sales sink 1.9% as omicron, high prices and shortages trigger biggest drop in 10 months Sales at U.S. retailers such as Target and WalMart dropped 1.9% in the final month of 2021, as omicron spread like wildfire and shoppers confronted higher prices due to shortages and soaring inflation.
Published:1/14/2022 7:57:34 AM
[Comedy] Singleish I [philosophy]/lifestyle on love and relationships in which one remains single in the sense of not entering any kind of [committed relationship] but continues to date and enjoy non-platonical relationships with not intentions to start one. They [do not want] to simply have sex with people or they would just be a player. They are crucially open about their desires and do not lead anyone into thinking they mean to commit more than they do.
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[PLTR] Palantir: Dark Days Published:1/13/2022 11:35:38 PM
[microsoft] How to make Windows 11 run better on old, cheap devices
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Microsoft is working on a new update for Windows 11 that will make the new operating system (OS) run better on dated and inexpensive hardware.

Windows 11 Build 22526 has currently been made available to members of the Insider early access programme with multiple enhancements and fixes, Techradar reported. It is yet not clear when the update will be rolled out to the public.

Though most of the new features are minor, the software giant is using this update to try out a new file location indexing system, hoping that the build will enable users to find out important files even faster using File Explorer.

The File Explorer of the recently released Windows 11 works very slow and is still prone to frequent crashes. Users often have to suffer due to the slowness of the Search functionality.

It takes a long time to return relevant searches if users have stored a huge number of files in the built-in hard drive.

The new update could help you cruise through large number of files more quickly.

More importantly, it will be very helpful for users who are running Windows 11 on cheap and dated devices that suffer lengthy load times affecting performance.

Other upgrades that will be released in the upcoming Windows 11 update include wideband speech support which will improve the audio quality of voice calls if you are using products such as Apple Airpods.

There will also be a new “windowed” system to the popular Alt + Tan functionality.

Published:1/13/2022 11:35:38 PM
[Left Column] Nearly 140 Scientific Papers Detail The Minuscule Effect CO2 Has On Earth’s Temperature
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[World] Ron Johnson for reelection in Wisconsin

Ron Johnson’s title is United States senator, but he is still the same small business owner and accountant I met years ago. I was a candidate for governor of Wisconsin, and we scheduled a time to meet him. He gave me a tour of his plastics company.  

Mr. Johnson ... Published:1/13/2022 11:35:38 PM

[] C'mon, can COVID really make your dong shrink? Published:1/13/2022 11:35:38 PM
[Uncategorized] Empty Shelves, Hungry Kids and a Bright Red Tattoo

Joe Biden is the gift that keeps on giving.  First he promised to make Americans poorer which he quickly accomplished through high energy costs, paying people not to work and inept leadership.  Now Joe is unwrapping a brand new plan.  Apparently, our el presidente not only wants Americans to be poorer but he also wants […]

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Published:1/13/2022 11:35:38 PM
[Entertainment] Style Conversational Week 1471: Our po’ pourri The Empress of The Style Invitational on this week's retrospective results and new Tour de Fours neologism contest. Published:1/13/2022 11:35:38 PM
[Politics] Gov. Gavin Newsom rejects parole for Sirhan Sirhan, convicted of killing Robert F. Kennedy

Sirhan has been imprisoned for more than half a century since being convicted of shooting and killing Kennedy at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.

Published:1/13/2022 11:35:38 PM
[Democrats] Liberal Restaurant Cancels Event With Pro-Life Democrats After Learning They Oppose Abortion

A liberal Washington, D.C., restaurant that bills itself as a "venue for respectful conversations between diverse groups" canceled an event organized by a group of pro-life Democrats.

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[World] [Eugene Volokh] Thursday Open Thread What's on your mind? Published:1/13/2022 11:35:38 PM
[Politics] Biden to Use Taxpayer Funds to Deploy “Clean Energy Corps” Published:1/13/2022 11:35:38 PM
[Uncategorized] Terry Teachout, 1956-2022
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[] Biden's Big Elections Lie Published:1/13/2022 11:35:38 PM
[Law] ‘Huge Win’: Business Leaders, Legal Experts Celebrate as Supreme Court Blocks Biden Vaccine Mandate

Legal experts and business leaders rejoiced Thursday following news that the Supreme Court had blocked President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for private employers.   “The... Read More

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Published:1/13/2022 11:35:38 PM
[2024 Election] Good news, RNC has had it with Commission On Presidential Debates (Paul Mirengoff) The Republican Party may bar GOP candidates from participating in debates hosted by the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD). A proposal to require candidates to refuse participation in the commission’s debates will be voted on at the RNC winter meeting in February. If adopted the proposal would, I assume, put the CPD out of the presidential debate-running business. Presumably, the debate rules would be established, and the moderators (if any) Published:1/13/2022 11:35:38 PM
[In The News] Officer Who Stopped Gabby Petito Devastated By Her Death

by Sebastian Hughes -

The police officer who handled the Utah traffic stop of Brian Laundrie and Gabby Petito said he was traumatized by the latter’s death, according to an independent review of the incident released Wednesday. Eric Pratt, one of the officers shown in body-cam footage of the incident, said he was “desperately …

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Published:1/13/2022 11:35:37 PM
[Uncategorized] Los Angeles County Wants Non-Essential Activities Postponed Due To Omicron

..but mostly pandemic policy failures.

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[Markets] Sarah Bloom Raskin to be nominated to be Fed's top banking regulator: WSJ Sarah Bloom Raskin to be nominated to be Fed's top banking regulator: WSJ Published:1/13/2022 11:35:37 PM
[Politics] WATCH: Shoplifters get BUSTED by cops at Dicks Sporting Good Two shoplifters got busted by cops at Dicks Sporting Goods somewhere in Oregon. Here’s the video of the shoplifters running into cops as they try to leave: @kevinjonesoregon Shoplifter walks RIGHT INTO . . . Published:1/13/2022 11:35:37 PM
[Entertainment] OITNB Star Danielle Brooks Is Married: See Inside Her Wedding With Daughter Serving as Flower Girl  Danielle BrooksWhite is the new black! Danielle Brooks married Dennis Gelin in a lavish ceremony in Miami, she shared on Instagram on Jan. 13. For the event, the Orange Is the New Black star wore...
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[9bed73bb-7280-5e81-ae1e-0ccbfa3fa9e3] Queen Elizabeth II told Prince Andrew he was stripped of his HRH title: report Prince Andrew was reportedly told by Queen Elizabeth II that he would be stripped of all of his royal and military titles. Published:1/13/2022 11:35:37 PM
[a4cc42ce-7954-586c-b406-3547ded3acd8] Loudoun County teen's sentencing busts the 'parents are domestic terrorists' narrative, concerned parents say When a judge sentenced the Loudoun County teenager charged with sexual assault at two separate high schools earlier this week, that action vindicated concerned parents, countering the narrative that parents speaking up at school boards are akin to “domestic terrorists," concerned parents say. Published:1/13/2022 11:35:37 PM
[Markets] Dow Jones Futures: Tesla, Growth Stocks Lead Market Sell-Off; JPMorgan Headlines Bank Earnings Tesla and other growth stocks hammered the Nasdaq and the broader market. JPMorgan headlines big bank earnings Friday. Published:1/13/2022 11:35:37 PM
[] Tonight's ONT Beats On, A Boat Against the Current, Borne Back Ceaselessly Into The Past Hi Horde. How's everyone feeling tonight?... Published:1/13/2022 11:35:37 PM
[2021 News] Dick’s Sporting Goods Admits Decision to Abandon Gun Sales Cost Shareholders $250M in Revenue

Dick’s Sporting Goods Admits Decision to Abandon Gun Sales Cost Shareholders $250M in Revenue. Keep up the good work until they capitulate or go broke.

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[Politics] America to Biden: It's Time To Start Singing 'It's Over . . .' First the Supreme Court ruled six to three against the administration mandate that private businesses must mandate vaccines. Second, Senator Kyrsten Sinema repeated on the floor of the Senate roughly one hour before President Biden's meeting with the Senate Democratic Conference, her long-standing opposition to any changes in the legislative filibuster. Published:1/13/2022 11:35:37 PM
[Markets] Antony Blinken And A Gun At Your Head Antony Blinken And A Gun At Your Head

Authored by Ted Snider via,

When Joe Biden selected Antony Blinken to be his Secretary of State, Stephen Zunes, professor of politics at the University of San Francisco, worried that the selection represented, not a correction, but a continuation of past interventionism and incompetence.

As evidence, Zunes cites Blinken’s integral and irresponsible role in clearing the way for the disastrous war in Iraq, his confident support of the disastrous invasion of Libya, his push for a larger and longer US war in Syria and his long support for arming Ukraine.

Recently, Melvin Goodman, senior fellow at the Center for International Policy and a former CIA analyst, mourned that the worries expressed by Zunes had been realized. And he added that "Antony Blinken, a life-long Democratic staffer, does not appear to be up to the task of conceptualizing and implementing foreign policy." Goodman explained, in a personal correspondence, that "As a staffer, Blinken merely went along with the agreed positions, including the misuse of force in Libya in 2011 and the extensions of force throughout the tragedy of Afghanistan."

As for his performance so far as Secretary of State, Goodman says, "He didn’t handle himself well in Alaska in the first meeting with the Chinese counterparts, and he doesn’t appear up to the task of dealing with a real pro like Russia’s [foreign minister] Lavrov. Apparently, he didn’t warn the White House about the obvious French reaction to AUKUS, which is surprising in view of Blinken’s knowledge of the French. His public appearances have certainly not provided clues to his ability to conceptualize the strategic challenges that we face."

In support of Goodman’s evaluation are a host of statements by Blinken that manifest either an underdeveloped sense of history or an overdeveloped sense of irony and hypocrisy: statements that would be comical if they were not dangerous.

In December 2021, Blinken warned Africa away from investment partnerships with China, accusing China of partnering with African nations on "international infrastructure deals [that] are opaque, coercive" and that "burden countries with unmanageable debt..."

Hypocrisy or comedy? The deliberate creation of debt has been a major feature of American foreign policy since at least 1955. The US provides major loans to a country, then drives up interest rates, forcing the debt shackled nation to turn to the IMF for loans that come with conditions featuring structural adjustments that open their economy up to American markets and ensure their loyalty whether the US demands access to resources, the hosting of military bases, political fealty or cooperative voting at the United Nations.

As for Africa, Naomi Klein cites an IMF senior economist who designed structural adjustment programs in Latin America and Africa and who later confessed that "everything we did from 1983 onward was based on our new sense of mission to have the south 'privatize' or die; towards this end we ignominiously created economic bedlam in Latin America and Africa..." So, be careful of China!

Blinken has also repeatedly accused Iran of not being serious at the reincarnation of the JCPOA nuclear talks: "What we’ve seen in the last couple of days is that Iran right now does not seem to be serious." Iran’s not being serious? That’s pretty funny, since Blinken readily admits that Iran wouldn’t even have to be at these talks if the US hadn’t illegally pulled out of the agreement. It’s even funnier to accuse Iran of not negotiating seriously when you represent the party that refuses to guarantee that it will honor the agreement and its commitments as binding even for the duration of the term of the president who will put his signature on it. It’s funnier still when the US has entered the talks with the admission that it "doesn’t see any evidence that Iran’s Supreme Leader [Ali Khamenei] has made a decision to move to weaponize."

Similarly, Blinken has threatened Russia with "massive consequences and severe costs" for an invasion of Ukraine when the CIA has shyly admitted that "U.S. intelligence agencies haven’t concluded that Russian President Vladimir Putin will invade Ukraine."

But Blinken has recently come back out with an encore that may feature his best one liner yet. On the eve of the most important security talks between US and Russian officials, America’s top diplomat says that

"It’s very hard to make actual progress in any of these areas in an atmosphere of escalation and threat with a gun pointed to Ukraine’s head."

That is blinding hypocrisy from a man who said in an article he coauthored with Robert Kagan just two years ago that the only way to negotiate with Russia and China is with a gun to their heads. In that article, Blinken argued that "As geopolitical competition intensifies, we must supplement diplomacy with deterrence. Words alone will not dissuade the Vladimir Putins and Xi Jinpings of this world." If his point wasn’t blatant enough, Blinken adds, "force can be a necessary adjunct to effective diplomacy." That’s not ignorance of history: that’s bold hypocrisy.

It also can’t be ignorance of history that Blinken misses the point that Russia is demanding talks precisely because the US has a gun pointed to Russia’s head. US and NATO troops have marched to Russia’s very borders and surrounded Russia with guns by land, sea and air. As for Ukraine and who’s pointing a gun at whom, the US provided Ukraine with $400 million in security assistance in 2021 alone. That "security assistance" is to be topped off with a new $60 million package that includes lethal weapons.

Blinken’s blinding hypocrisy may be supplemented with a large dose of historical amnesia. The complaint that it is impossible to negotiate with a weapon pointing at you has been made before: against America, not by it.

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Cuban negotiators frequently complained that it was impossible for them to negotiate while being strangled by the embargo. In Back Channel to Cuba, William LeoGrande and Peter Kornbluh quote one Cuban negotiator who complained that “We cannot negotiate under the blockade." Anticipating Blinken’s formulation, Castro would often remind the US that Cuba cannot be expected to negotiate with “a dagger at our throats.”

Decades later, Iranian negotiators would later make the same point in the same words. The Iranian ambassador to the UN, Majid Takht Ravanchi, would complain that "You cannot negotiate with somebody who has a knife in his hand putting the knife under your throat."

Like Cuba and Iran, it is NATO encroachment that has put a knife to Russia’s throat. It is the crossing of the final red line into Ukraine that has finally put a gun to Russia’s head. Hypocrisy or historical ignorance, Blinken’s performance would be comical if it weren’t so deadly serious.

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