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  • Beijing Cracks Down On VPNs Amid Growing Popular Backlash To CCP Censorship

    Feb 18, 2020 | 04:00 am

    Beijing Cracks Down On VPNs Amid Growing Popular Backlash To CCP Censorship Beijing Cracks Down On VPNs Amid Growing Popular Backlash To CCP CensorshipIt looks like Beijing has finally grown tired of journalists like Epoch Times' Jennifer Zeng circulating shocking videos depicting the true depth of the crisis on the ground in China - and the government's almost unbelievably heavy handed response.For an example, see this video which Zeng tweeted yesterday: It's relatively mild by outbreak standards. During #CoronavirusOutbreak, #CCP gives you very detailed instructions including whether you should sleep together with your spouse...#COVID2019 #Coronavirus #CoronavirusOutbreak #coronaviruschinaClick here for more: https://t.co/fSwmxEsPYp pic.twitter.com/AY7Uk837Xp— 曾錚 Jennifer Zeng (@jenniferatntd) February 16, 2020Weeks after Beijing ended its brief experiment with Internet "transparency" in the name of disseminating accurate info about the outbreak, the Financial Times reports that Beijing is once again trying to restrict its citizens' access to the uncensored global internet.China’s most popular VPN services, which allow foreign businesses and locals to circumvent internet censorship, have faced an avalanche of state-backed attacks in recent weeks, which is why many Chinese are finding it difficult to access sites like Google.Beijing's "Great Firewall" typically automatically restricts VPN usage during "politically sensitive" periods like the anniversary of the "June 4th Incident." And right on schedule, VPN provides have[…]

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  • IceCap Asset Management: The Invisible Zombie

    Feb 18, 2020 | 03:35 am

    IceCap Asset Management: The Invisible Zombie IceCap Asset Management: The Invisible ZombieSubmitted by Keith Dicker of IceCap Asset Management“I’ll show you who I am”And with that one line - the world of invisibility was born.The 1933 blockbuster film, “The Invisible Man” launched a genre that would span decades, producing many enjoyable and many unenjoyable movies of things and people we can’t see. Next up was “The Invisible Man Returns”, followed by “The Invisible Man’s Revenge”, “The Invisible Boy”, “The Invisible Mom”, “The Invisible Mom 2”, and let’s not forget the Chevy Chase classic “Memoirs of an Invisible Man.”Through the humour, terror, and mystery, the one thing that was constant throughout these stories was - consistency.The consistency was in the way the story was told, the path it took and the usual predictable ending.Unseen and definitely unappreciated by most investors today, the global financial world is missing an important factor that is crucial to keeping the world humming along in a predictable pattern. A pattern that rewards success, punishes failure and then sets the scene to begin the cycle all over again.This missing factor is none other than the Invisible Hand.Unfortunately, the Invisible Hand is hard to see. It’s never discussed by the media, big banks, and[…]

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  • Over 2,000 Former DOJ Officials Call On Barr To Resign Over Roger Stone Case

    Feb 18, 2020 | 03:09 am

    Over 2,000 Former DOJ Officials Call On Barr To Resign Over Roger Stone Case Over 2,000 Former DOJ Officials Call On Barr To Resign Over Roger Stone CaseOver 2,000 former Justice Department officials have called on Attorney General William Barr to step down after he stepped in last week to rescind a sentencing recommendation of 7-9 years filed by four anti-Trump career prosecutors, resulting in their resignations."It is unheard of for the Department’s top leaders to overrule line prosecutors, who are following established policies, in order to give preferential treatment to a close associate of the President, as Attorney General Barr did in the Stone case," wrote the former DOJ officials in a Sunday letter. "It is even more outrageous for the Attorney General to intervene as he did here — after the President publicly condemned the sentencing recommendation that line prosecutors had already filed in court.""Each of us strongly condemns President Trump’s and Attorney General Barr’s interference in the fair administration of justice," the letter continues, adding that those actions "require Mr. Barr to resign."Last Tuesday, AP reported that the Justice Department would "take the extraordinary step of lowering the recommended prison time for Roger Stone, an ally of President Donald Trump, a federal official said Tuesday."According to  a Fox News source, however,[…]

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  • Would We Still Have Power & Water If We Had A Massive Coronavirus Quarantine In The US?

    Feb 18, 2020 | 02:45 am

    Would We Still Have Power & Water If We Had A Massive Coronavirus Quarantine In The US? Would We Still Have Power & Water If We Had A Massive Coronavirus Quarantine In The US?Authored by Selco Begovic and Daisy Luther via The Organic Prepper blog,How long do you think a pandemic quarantine could go on with power, running water, the internet, and trash pick-up continuing to run as normal?If Covid-19 (also known as the Wuhan coronavirus or nCoV-2019) were to spread where you live as it has in China, it’s possible that extreme measures could be taken. Possibly even a China-style lockdown, where people are told to stay in their homes and where businesses are closed. I’m referring to something much more extreme than just a handful of us self-isolating. While I certainly hope such a situation is unlikely, it’s something we should all consider a possibility and get  prepared for, just in case. Considering whether or not this would be an off-grid scenario would play an extremely important part in your preparations.Selco and I had a very interesting chat about this after I’d raised the point in a group discussion. I thought you might be interested in our thoughts. Of course, there’s no way to know exactly how this might go down, so it’s pure speculation on our part[…]

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  • Pier 1 Files For Bankruptcy After Last-Ditch Effort To Cut Costs Fails

    Feb 18, 2020 | 02:20 am

    Pier 1 Files For Bankruptcy After Last-Ditch Effort To Cut Costs Fails Pier 1 Files For Bankruptcy After Last-Ditch Effort To Cut Costs FailsAnother retailer has failed in the “greatest economy ever,” as more than 12,000 stores closed in 2019, and mall vacancy rates across the country hit 8-year highs. Home decor and furniture retailer Pier 1 Imports closed 450 out of 942 stores last month, a last-ditch effort to save itself from collapse. Fast forward one month, the retailer has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and has prepared for a sale. The retailer has struggled to adapt to an evolving retail market with new dominance seen by e-commerce giants Amazon and Wayfair. A weakening consumer base with insurmountable debts has weighed on home goods purchases. Pier 1 CEO and CFO Robert Riesbeck said in a statement released on Monday that the decision to file for Chapter 11 will give the company “time and financial flexibility” to prepare the company for a sale.“We are moving ahead in this process with the support of our lenders and are pleased with the initial interest as we engage in discussions with potential buyers,” Riesbeck said. Pier 1 intends to have a “court-supervised sale process and complete the sale through a Chapter 11 plan” by March 23. Pier 1 listed assets and liabilities of about $500[…]

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  • US Operational Weather Prediction Is Crippled By Inadequate Computer Resources

    Feb 18, 2020 | 01:55 am

    US Operational Weather Prediction Is Crippled By Inadequate Computer Resources US Operational Weather Prediction Is Crippled By Inadequate Computer ResourcesVia Cliff Mass Weather Blog,U.S. global numerical weather prediction has now fallen into fourth place, with national and regional prediction capabilities a shadow of what they could be.There are several reasons for these lagging numerical weather prediction capabilities, including lack of strategic planning, inadequate cooperation between the research and operational communities, and too many sub-optimal prediction efforts.But there is another reason of equal importance: a profound lack of computer resources dedicated to numerical weather prediction, both for  operations and research. The bottom line:  U.S. operational numerical weather prediction resources used by the National Weather Service must be increased 10 times to catch up with leading efforts around the world and 100 times to reach state of the science.  Why does the National Weather Service require very large computer resources to provide the nation with world-leading weather prediction?Immense computer resources are required for modern numerical weather prediction.  For example, NOAA/NWS TODAY is responsible for running: A global atmospheric model (the GFS/FV-3) running at 13-km resolution out to 384 hours. Global ensembles (GEFS) of many (21 forecasts) forecasts at 35 km resolution The high-resolution Rapid Refresh and RAP models out 36 h. The atmosphere/ocean Climate Forecast[…]

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  • China's Latest Data Fabrication: Home Prices "Increased" Even As Largest Home Developer Offers 25% Discounts

    Feb 18, 2020 | 01:30 am

    China's Latest Data Fabrication: Home Prices "Increased" Even As Largest Home Developer Offers 25% Discounts China's Latest Data Fabrication: Home Prices "Increased" Even As Largest Home Developer Offers 25% DiscountsThere has been a slew of openly bizarre, if not outright ridiculously manipulated and fabricated data out of China in the past month - which is to be expected by an authoritarian regime that for much of January arrested anyone who "leaked" the facts about the deadly coronavirus pandemic which Beijing was hoping to cover up until it simply became far too big - but the latest house price "data" may have been the straw that broke the camel's back.Overnight, the National Bureau of Statistics reported that the latest 70-city housing price data showed that in January, the average home price appreciation in the primary market was 0.4% in January, the identical same pace as December, despite tens of millions of Chinese citizens living under quarantine or some form of lock down. Even more surreal, the number of cities with housing price increases was higher in January - which China's economy ground to a halt ahead of both the Lunar New Year and the subsequent coronavirus chaos - than in December.Here are the details according to Beijing: Commercial housing prices in the primary market in the[…]

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  • US Breaks Cruise Ship Quarantine, Flies 13 Infected Americans To Omaha Facility

    Feb 18, 2020 | 01:07 am

    US Breaks Cruise Ship Quarantine, Flies 13 Infected Americans To Omaha Facility US Breaks Cruise Ship Quarantine, Flies 13 Infected Americans To Omaha FacilityWhile China does everything in its power do demonstrate that the number of new cases in both Hubei province where the coronavirus epicenter of Wuhan is located, and across China, is declining with every passing day in a sign that the epidemic is being ringfenced and is gradually coming under control - whether people on the ground actually believe the government which for at least the first three weeks of the breakout was lying and arresting anyone who spread facts about the deadly disease is a different matter entirely and will manifest itself in how quickly China can return to normal - attention has gradually moved to the spread of the virus offshore, where the number of new cases is starting to turn exponential.As the chart below shows, after growing at a modest pace, the number of people infected outside of the mainland is now accelerating at an alarming pace.But one rather stunning fact when analyzing the offshore progression of the disease, is that there are now more cumulative coronavirus cases on just one cruise ship - the infamous Diamond Princess which has been quarantined in Japan for the[…]

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  • No One Gets Out Of Here Alive

    Feb 18, 2020 | 01:05 am

    No One Gets Out Of Here Alive No One Gets Out Of Here AliveAuthored by Jim Quinn via The Burning Platform blog,“The seasons of time offer no guarantees. For modern societies, no less than for all forms of life, transformative change is discontinuous. For what seems an eternity, history goes nowhere – and then it suddenly flings us forward across some vast chaos that defies any mortal effort to plan our way there. The Fourth Turning will try our souls – and the saecular rhythm tells us that much will depend on how we face up to that trial. The saeculum does not reveal whether the story will have a happy ending, but it does tell us how and when our choices will make a difference.”  – Strauss & Howe – The Fourth TurningAs we wander through the fog of history in the making, unsure who is lying and who is telling the truth, seemingly blind to what comes next, I look to previous Fourth Turnings for a map of what might materialize during the 2nd half of this current Fourth Turning. After a tumultuous, harrowing inception to this Crisis in 2008/2009, we have been told all is well and are in the midst of an eleven-year economic[…]

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  • Los Alamos Experts Warn Covid-19 "Almost Certainly Cannot Be Contained", Project Up To 4.4 Million Dead

    Feb 18, 2020 | 00:55 am

    Los Alamos Experts Warn Covid-19 "Almost Certainly Cannot Be Contained", Project Up To 4.4 Million Dead Los Alamos Experts Warn Covid-19 "Almost Certainly Cannot Be Contained", Project Up To 4.4 Million DeadAuthored by Sharon Begley via StatNews.com,At least 550,000 cases. Maybe 4.4 million. Or something in between.Like weather forecasters, researchers who use mathematical equations to project how bad a disease outbreak might become are used to uncertainties and incomplete data, and Covid-19, the disease caused by the new-to-humans coronavirus that began circulating in Wuhan, China, late last year, has those everywhere you look. That can make the mathematical models of outbreaks, with their wide range of forecasts, seem like guesswork gussied up with differential equations; the eightfold difference in projected Covid-19 cases in Wuhan, calculated by a team from the U.S. and Canada, isn’t unusual for the early weeks of an outbreak of a never-before-seen illness.But infectious-disease models have been approximating reality better and better in recent years, thanks to a better understanding of everything from how germs behave to how much time people spend on buses.“Year by year there have been improvements in forecasting models and the way they are combined to provide forecasts,” said physicist Alessandro Vespignani of Northeastern University, a leading infectious-disease modeler.That’s not to say there’s not room for improvement. The key variables of most[…]

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  • Bloomberg Frames Farmers As Primitive Idiots In Demeaning Diatribe

    Feb 18, 2020 | 00:44 am

    Bloomberg Frames Farmers As Primitive Idiots In Demeaning Diatribe Bloomberg Frames Farmers As Primitive Idiots In Demeaning DiatribeMichael Bloomberg isn't making any friends in the agriculture industry, after video of the former NYC Mayor surfaced of him describing farmers as having simple jobs that don't require much intelligence, according to the Washington Times."I could teach anybody, even the people in this room" to be a farmer, said Bloomberg during a 2016 talk at Oxford University in a now-viral clip in which he called agriculture a "process""You dig a hole, you put a seed in, you put dirt on top, add water, up comes the corn, he added.Bloomberg then described metalworkers similarly."You put the piece of metal in the lathe, you turn the crank in the direction of the arrow, and you can have a job," he continued.Mr. Bloomberg then said working in the information economy is “fundamentally different, because it’s built around replacing people with technology and the skill sets that you have to learn are how to think and analyze. And that is a whole degree level different. You have to have a different skill set, you have to have a lot more gray matter,” he said. -Washington TimesBillionaire Bloomberg claims he "could teach anybody to be a[…]

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  • Chicago Records Coldest Valentine's Day In Half A Century; The Brunt Of Winter Is Likely Over – Hello Spring?

    Feb 18, 2020 | 00:40 am

    Chicago Records Coldest Valentine's Day In Half A Century; The Brunt Of Winter Is Likely Over – Hello Spring? Chicago Records Coldest Valentine's Day In Half A Century; The Brunt Of Winter Is Likely Over – Hello Spring?Last week's Arctic blast was very noticeable in Chicago. Residents woke up to subzero temperatures on Valentine's Day, one of the coldest days in nearly five decades.O'Hare International Airport recorded minus 2 degrees on Feb 14, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).The cold spell last Friday was one degree shy of minus 3 degrees recorded in 1943. Still 5 degrees from the coldest low ever recorded of minus 8 degrees in 1905.A look back at the love, or lack thereof, that Mother Nature has shown Chicago over the years on February 14. 💕This includes this morning being the coldest Valentines temperature in the Windy City in 77 years!For more: https://t.co/vPy9fWASrMHappy Valentines Day!#ILwx pic.twitter.com/ZJyQWcjF3Z— NWS Chicago (@NWSChicago) February 14, 2020Minus 2 degrees was undoubtedly the coldest day in the city so far this year, considering much of North America has had a relatively mild 2019-20 winter season.The risk of another Arctic blast for the Midwest for the next 10-15 days appears to be low, and temperatures should recover.Midwest Heating degree day (HDD) trends will be elevated through the end of the month[…]

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  • Why You Shouldn't Borrow Too Much Money, China Edition

    Feb 18, 2020 | 00:15 am

    Why You Shouldn't Borrow Too Much Money, China Edition Why You Shouldn't Borrow Too Much Money, China EditionAuthored by John Rubino via DollarCollapse.com,When the US housing bubble burst in 2007, most observers were focused on the threat to Wall Street banks and their massive derivative books. This was a legitimate fear, since the worst case scenarios involved the death of Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan Chase, with all the stock market carnage that that implied.But for China the stakes were a lot higher - picture half a billion people taking to the streets and demanding an end to a government whose only claim to legitimacy was its ability to provide millions of ever-more-lucrative jobs.So while the US was bailing out every bank in sight with lower interest rates and loan guarantees, China upped the ante by ordering pretty much every sector if its economy start building things with borrowed money. The result was the biggest infrastructure binge in history, in which roads, bridges, airports, and — hey, why not — entire new cities sprang up in just a few years, providing jobs for millions of would-be rioters and a torrent of cash flow for foreign suppliers of iron ore, copper, cement, steel, lumber, and pretty much every other industrial[…]

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  • Hubei Reports 1,807 New Coronavirus Cases, And 93 Deaths

    Feb 18, 2020 | 00:11 am

    Hubei Reports 1,807 New Coronavirus Cases, And 93 Deaths Hubei Reports 1,807 New Coronavirus Cases, And 93 Deaths Summary: China finally allows US experts inside Hubei reports 1,807 new cases, and 93 deaths Singapore reports 3 new cases, DP reports 90 Hubei reports new cases fall for the Beijing weighs postponing National Congress Japan delays Tokyo Marathon, raising concerns about the Olympics 14 Americans aboard evacuation flight found to have virus 5 virus-linked deaths rumored in Tibet WHO reiterates that signs of slowdown in new China cases doesn't mean outbreak is slowing Wuhan hospital boss dies* * *Update (1800ET): According to the latest data released by Hubei health officials, the number of confirmed cases and deaths in Hubei Province has declined again on Feb. 17.HUBEI REPORTS 1,807 NEW CORONAVIRUS CASES, 93 DEATHS FEB. 17According to Live Squawk's calculations, deaths from the virus in Hubei rose 5.5.% on the day, compared with a 6.3% increase yesterday.Another 1,223 patients were released from the hospital on Feb. 17.The total number of confirmed cases in the province - including those who have recovered - now stands at 59,989.But for anybody who believes that the outbreak is slowing or that Hubei's new provincial governor is easing up, keep in mind: The Province ordered 58[…]

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  • 'Black And Latino Males Don't Know How To Behave In The Workplace': Bloomberg Flashback

    Feb 17, 2020 | 23:50 pm

    'Black And Latino Males Don't Know How To Behave In The Workplace': Bloomberg Flashback 'Black And Latino Males Don't Know How To Behave In The Workplace': Bloomberg FlashbackAnother Mike Bloomberg sound byte is coming back to haunt the Democratic presidential candidate after a 2011 clip from when he was mayor of New York City has resurfaced in which he said "enormous cohorts" of young black and Latino men "don't know how to behave in the workplace where they have to work collaboratively and collectively."Bloomberg on Black and Latino males between 16-25: pic.twitter.com/kaJpr46Tro— ALX 🇺🇸 (@alx) February 17, 2020Presciently, The Onion joked that Bloomberg was "tracking poorly among 18- to 25-year-old African Americans," and "hired thousands of canvassers Friday to stop black men on the street and force them to hear his campaign pitch."Meanwhile, this isn't the first time Bloomberg's past words have come back to haunt him.Last week, the out-of-touch billionaire apologized to a black megachurch for his controversial "stop-and-frisk" program, saying "I was wrong. And I am sorry." The program was successful at reducing crime, however opponents felt it violated the Fourth Amendment's prohibition on unreasonable searches despite a 1968 Supreme Court ruling that it does not.On Friday, a former Bloomberg employee corroborated an accusation that he told a woman to "kill it" when[…]

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  • 'CoupGate' - A Localized Civil War Is Now Underway In The DoJ

    Feb 17, 2020 | 23:25 pm

    'CoupGate' - A Localized Civil War Is Now Underway In The DoJ 'CoupGate' - A Localized Civil War Is Now Underway In The DoJAuthored by James Howard Kunstler via Kunstler.com,At StakeA miasma of consternation lay heavy across the Potomac swamp late last week when former FBI Acting Director Andrew McCabe was let off the hook for lying to his own bureau while, elsewhere across DC, the distinguished Lt. General Flynn was still fighting for his life against exactly the same charge after three years of dilatory maneuvers by the DOJ to conceal their prosecutorial malfeasance in the case… and then the sketchy Roger Stone matter entered a twilight zone of jiggery-pokery that appeared to climax in a staged ruse by his four prosecutors to lure the Attorney General, Mr. Barr, into a trap.You are forgiven for failing to follow all the twists and turns in this latest installment of what might now be called CoupGate, a summation of the seditious campaign to overthrow the president, which already has gone through so many gates — SpyGate, RussiaGate, MuellerGate, UkraineGate, WhistleblowerGate — that Mr. Trump looks like he’s spent three years training for the giant slalom in the next winter Olympics. A localized Civil War is underway in the Department of Justice now. Mr.[…]

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  • After Mass Chicken Cull, China Approves Live Poultry From US 

    Feb 17, 2020 | 23:00 pm

    After Mass Chicken Cull, China Approves Live Poultry From US  After Mass Chicken Cull, China Approves Live Poultry From US The Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) of China has approved the import of live chickens from the US after farmers across the country were ordered to cull tens of millions of chickens because of the Covid-19 outbreak. The MOA had banned poultry meat imports from the US in 2015 due to avian influenza threats. As a concession for the phase one trade deal, China had lifted poultry meat import bans and now has allowed the import of live chickens, reported the Financial Times. Beijing allowing the MOA to approve the import of live chickens is mostly because the mass culling has led to a sharp increase in prices. At the moment, China isn't just facing a shortage of food, but also an economic crisis, and couple both of those together, the real threat of protests and riots in many cities, some larger than NYC, could be nearing.  "There is no question China's chicken population will fall sharply in the coming months," said Qiu Cong of Jinghai Poultry Industry Group. "The chicks are gone and farmers are struggling to make ends meet."A report by Wang Zhongqiang, a former director at the China Animal Husbandry Association, and Ning Zhonghua, a professor[…]

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  • Virginia Governor's 'Assault Weapons' Ban Fails After Democrats Balk

    Feb 17, 2020 | 22:35 pm

    Virginia Governor's 'Assault Weapons' Ban Fails After Democrats Balk Virginia Governor's 'Assault Weapons' Ban Fails After Democrats BalkVirginia Governor Ralph Northam's bid to ban the sale of so-called assault weapons has failed after Democratic Senators balked at the controversial proposal, according to Fox5.Then and now: Virginia Governor Ralph Northam (D)Those opposed opted to shelve the bill for a year in order for the state crime commission to study the issue - a decision which drew cheers from gun advocates during a highly anticipated committee meeting.Four moderate Democrats joined Republicans in Monday's committee vote, rejecting legislation that would have prohibited the sale of certain semiautomatic firearms, including popular AR-15 style rifles, and banned the possession of magazines that hold more than 12 rounds.The bill was a top priority for Northam, a Democrat who has campaigned heavily for a broad package of gun-control measures. -Fox5Gun owners and Second Amendment activists accused Northam and others of attempting to confiscate commonly owned guns from law-abiding citizens despite the governor's repeated assertions that he does not want to confiscate guns. He argued that banning the sales of assault weapons and high-capacity magazines would deter mass murderers.Tens of thousands of Second Amendment activists flooded the state Capitol in protest of the bill - with many[…]

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  • "The Situation Is Evolving" - Apple Cuts Guidance Due To Virus Disruptions

    Feb 17, 2020 | 22:17 pm

    "The Situation Is Evolving" - Apple Cuts Guidance Due To Virus Disruptions "The Situation Is Evolving" - Apple Cuts Guidance Due To Virus DisruptionsUpdate (1830ET): Nasdaq Futures have re-opened and are trading down around 80 points...*  *  *Surprise!Apple has issued a press released, admitting it does "not expect to meet the revenue guidance we provided for the March quarter" due to coronavirus related issues.In other words, the guidance we issued 19 days ago - blowing off any impact from the virus - is completely worthless.Full Statement Below: As the public health response to COVID-19 continues, our thoughts remain with the communities and individuals most deeply affected by the disease, and with those working around the clock to contain its spread and to treat the ill. Apple® is more than doubling our previously announced donation to support this historic public health effort.Our quarterly guidance issued on January 28, 2020 reflected the best information available at the time as well as our best estimates about the pace of return to work following the end of the extended Chinese New Year holiday on February 10. Work is starting to resume around the country, but we are experiencing a slower return to normal conditions than we had anticipated. As a result, we do not expect to[…]

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  • This Is What Hedge Funds Bought And Sold In Q4: Complete 13F Summary

    Feb 17, 2020 | 22:10 pm

    This Is What Hedge Funds Bought And Sold In Q4: Complete 13F SummaryMany years ago, hedge fund 13-F reporting season was a time of excitement for all those who find perverse delight in reverse-engineering what hedge funds owned some 45 days ago (without even having a glimpse of their offsetting short book), as if it would give them the magic key to outperforming the market (it wouldn't). That excitement faded away about 5 years ago when it became painfully clear that in a time of central planning and activist central banks which would never allow another bear market, and as a result hedge funds failed to outperform the S&P500 (which charges 0 and 0 compared to the 2 and 20 demanded by the "smart money") every single year of the past decade. It's also why, with a few notable exceptions (such as Dan Loeb, Warren Buffett and a handful of others), almost nobody cares about 13F filings anymore.For those who still do, and have yet to grasp that in our day and age only buybacks, ETFs, HFT stop hunts, and central bank balance sheets matter, here is a summary of what the most prominent hedge funds did in the fourth[…]

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  • Senator Cotton: China Refusing To Hand Over Evidence About Wuhan BioLab

    Feb 17, 2020 | 22:05 pm

    Senator Cotton: China Refusing To Hand Over Evidence About Wuhan BioLab Senator Cotton: China Refusing To Hand Over Evidence About Wuhan BioLabUpdate (1010ET): It turns out the Wuhan P4 lab that ZeroHedge questioned as the source of the virus released an internal statement on January 2nd - two weeks before the first officially-reported case - forbidding all staff from mentioning the coronavirus...Yanyi Wang(also Wang Yanyi), director of #Wuhan Institute of Virology, issued a notice to researchers on Jan. 2 to pass on telephone message by #China's Nation Health Commission, forbidding anyone to release info of #COVID19. Original and English translation here. #Coronavirus pic.twitter.com/nycjQEIjpH— 曾錚 Jennifer Zeng (@jenniferatntd) February 17, 2020*  *  *Authored by Paul Joseph Watson via Summit News,Senator Tom Cotton says that China is refusing to hand over evidence concerning the bio-safety level 4 research lab in Wuhan despite a new report from biological scientists at the South China University of Technology saying it may have been the source of the coronavirus outbreak.During an appearance on Fox News, Cotton told Maria Bartiromo that new evidence confirmed the source of the virus was not the meat market in Wuhan.“Here is what we do know. This virus did not originate in the Wuhan animal market,” said Cotton.“Epidemiologists who are widely respected from[…]

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  • Platts: 5 Commodity Charts To Watch This Week

    Feb 17, 2020 | 21:45 pm

    Platts: 5 Commodity Charts To Watch This Week Platts: 5 Commodity Charts To Watch This WeekVia S&P Global Platts Insight blog,The ongoing outbreak of coronavirus, known officially as COVID-19, continues to dominate commodity and energy market developments, as illustrated by this week’s pick of charts from S&P Global Platts news editors. Plus, key trends in EU and US electricity markets.1. COVID-19 stalls Chinese workers’ return to manufacturing centers…What’s happening? China’s coastal provinces are heavily dependent on migrant labour from other provinces. Every year millions of these migrant workers go home for the Lunar New Year, travelling back to the coastal cities when the holiday ends. They go back to jobs on construction sites, in factories and across the service sector. This year the annual migration has stalled due the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, as shown by data from Chinese technology company Baidu. Movement of people into the coastal province of Guangdong after the lunar new year is way down compared to last year. Guangdong is home to more industrial enterprises than another province, many of them privately owned, small and medium sized, manufacturers reliant on migrant labour. The same trend can be seen in Zhejiang and Jiangsu, two other coastal provinces with a large number of private enterprises.What’s next? State-owned companies are less reliant[…]

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  • Monday Humor: Bloomberg Hires 1000s To Stop Black Men On Street And Force Them To Hear Campaign Pitch

    Feb 17, 2020 | 21:20 pm

    Monday Humor: Bloomberg Hires 1000s To Stop Black Men On Street And Force Them To Hear Campaign Pitch Monday Humor: Bloomberg Hires 1000s To Stop Black Men On Street And Force Them To Hear Campaign PitchVia The Onion,Citing polling data that suggested the former mayor was tracking poorly among 18- to 25-year-old African Americans, Michael Bloomberg’s presidential campaign hired thousands of canvassers Friday to stop black men on the street and force them to hear his campaign pitch.“We want to make sure black voters can’t walk down the street without hearing Mike’s message loud and clear,” said campaign spokesperson Julie Wood, clarifying that canvassers have received training on the proper tactics for stopping black men and throwing them onto the ground while delivering Bloomberg’s talking points.“We’ve also instructed our canvassers to confiscate any materials supporting other candidates. In some cases, we might actually take some men into custody and bring them back to campaign headquarters. This is a massive undertaking that will run well beyond Super Tuesday.We’ve already set up Bloomberg-branded vans in black neighborhoods across the country to spread our message. It’ll all be worth it once these young black men hear what Bloomberg has to say about funding social security while they’re pressed up against a brick wall with an elbow digging into their backs.”At press[…]

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  • Cable Sinks To Session Lows As UK Slams "Absurd" EU Trade Rules, Expects "Open & Fair" Competition

    Feb 17, 2020 | 20:45 pm

    Cable Sinks To Session Lows As UK Slams "Absurd" EU Trade Rules, Expects "Open & Fair" Competition Cable Sinks To Session Lows As UK Slams "Absurd" EU Trade Rules, Expects "Open & Fair" CompetitionThe pound sinks to session lows as Boris Johnson's chief negotiator David Frost said democracy would “snap - dramatically and finally” if Britain is forced to follow European Union law after Brexit, reported The Telegraph.Britain demands an open and fair competition based on a free trade agreement with the EU, Frost said, adding that EU trade rules are "absurd." Sir David Frost public speech in Brussels on Brexit and the new relationship. In a nutshell: #Brexit was a matter of time because Napoleon did not invade the UK.(He did not say “Napoleon” but take it as shorthand for constitution,civil law,Hegel idealism vs Burke’s utilitarism) pic.twitter.com/wNbKckX1bM— Serafín Pazos-Vidal (@SPazosVidal) February 17, 2020"To think that we might accept EU supervision on so-called level playing field issues simply fails to see the point of what we are doing,” Frost said during a speech at a Brussels university on Monday evening.Ahead of trade negotiations expected in early March, Frost said freedom to diverge from EU rules and regulations was the “point of the whole project” of Brexit and “central” to Johnson’s idea for the country’s future.Frost said the “UK[…]

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  • Golden Model Airplanes In Columbia 2000 Years Old!

    Feb 17, 2020 | 20:35 pm

    One of the biggest puzzle pieces found by people who dig up history – archeologists – is an ancient trove of solid gold miniature figurines, some of which look very much like little airplanes. The tiny treasures, discovered in modern-day Columbia, came from the Quimbaya civilization which dates back to about 1 century BC and […]

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  • Why Did Twitter Just "Lockdown" WikiLeaks Account?

    Feb 17, 2020 | 20:33 pm

    Why Did Twitter Just "Lockdown" WikiLeaks Account? Why Did Twitter Just "Lockdown" WikiLeaks Account?Just hours after a secret meeting with Silicon Valley tech giants to discuss censorship of "misinformation" surrounding coronavirus, and just days before Julian Assange's extradition hearings are set to continue, Kristin Hrafnsson - a WikiLeaks' journalist - reports that the WikiLeaks' Twitter account has been locked-down...WikiLeaks twitter account has been locked, shortly before Assange extradition hearing. All attempts to get it reopened via regular channels have been unsuccessful. It has been impossible to reach a human at twitter to resolve the issue. Can someone fix this?@twittersupport @jack— Kristinn Hrafnsson (@khrafnsson) February 17, 2020It is not the first time Twitter has - allegedly - acted to suppress WikiLeaks voice.As The Washington Examiner noted as far back at 2016, Twitter lit up in late July with allegations that it tried to suppress news that secret-leaking website Wikileaks exposed thousands of emails obtained from the servers of the Democratic National Committee.Friday afternoon, users noted, "#DNCLeaks" was trending, with more than 250,000 tweets about it on the platform. By Friday evening, it vanished completely from the site's "trending" bar for at least 20 minutes. It returned as "#DNCLeak" after users erupted, though it was too late to quell[…]

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  • Phishing Alert! ATT Yahoo Email Verification Scam

    Feb 13, 2020 | 19:19 pm

    AT&T Yahoo users should be on the alert for fake email messages that warn customers they will no longer be able to log in to their email and AT&T billing accounts. A sample email originated from “AT&T Yahoo Mail” with the email address djones92@prodigy.net – obviously, not affiliated in any way with the giant telecommunications provider. […]

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  • Freaky Fungi Eating Radiation At Disaster Sites

    Feb 13, 2020 | 19:17 pm

    Certain types of fungi were discovered thriving after the devastating nuclear power plant explosion and fire at Chernobyl, Ukraine, on Saturday, April 26, 1986, contaminated large parts of that region with long-term radioactivity. The amount of radiation released into the air at Chernobyl was 100 times greater than that measured at Hiroshima and Nagasaki in […]

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  • Coronavirus Lab-Grown By Chinese Doctor

    Feb 13, 2020 | 19:13 pm

    The Chinese coronavirus story that has been dominating both news headlines and worrying international markets has taken an ominous turn. The source of the pneumonia-like respiratory infection has been identified. The shocking truth is that this contagion is no freak of nature but rather, an invention of man. The most famous coronavirus was the one […]

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  • “Mysterious radio bursts” from deep space repeats every 16-days

    Feb 13, 2020 | 19:11 pm

    If you’re a science fiction buff then you no doubt remember the 1997 sci-fi drama “Contact” starring Jodi Foster as Dr. Eleanor “Ellie” Arroway – an astronomer looking for signs of life in the vast universe.  Arroway continues probing space, redirecting her massive telescopes daily, hoping to make contact when she suddenly begins hearing a […]

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  • New Book Links Manson Cult to the CIA

    Feb 12, 2020 | 18:29 pm

    A new book has linked the Charlie Manson death-cult to secret CIA mind control experiments! The crimes of the Manson family resulted in one of the most famous murder trials in history, but new research has come to light that could totally change the history of the case. In his book entitled, “Chaos: Charles Manson, […]

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  • London Stabbings Confirmed as Acts of Terrorism

    Feb 11, 2020 | 20:13 pm

    Recent stabbing attacks on the street of London have been confirmed to be acts of terrorism. Last weekend, three people were injured after a stabbing attack in London by a man who was shot and killed by police in what has been declared a “terrorist-related” incident. London’s Metropolitan Police Service said three people were stabbed […]

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  • Steve Bannon Reveals Bloomberg’s Shocking Agenda

    Feb 10, 2020 | 19:41 pm

    Former Trump advisor, Steve Bannon, says that Michael Bloomberg is not interested in actually becoming the Democrats nominee, but to use his money and influence to wrest control of the party. Speaking to Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo, Bannon said that Bloomberg is investing a small fraction of his fortune (Bannon says it is now $70 […]

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  • Communist China Loving Harvard Professor Arrested for Targeting America’s Campuses

    Feb 7, 2020 | 15:19 pm

    Treason comes in many different forms. The most obvious is colluding with another nation – perhaps selling vital national security secrets to our enemies or leaking sensitive information for political expediency. However, there is a much more subtle form of treason almost impossible to gauge regarding our national security interests — a pervasive influence spreading […]

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  • Man Spots His Own Grave in Local Cemetery

    Feb 7, 2020 | 15:18 pm

    I guess this was a case akin to Ebenezer Scrooge, in Dickens “A Christmas Carole,” only when this 75-year-old man from Britain saw his own gravestone in a local cemetery – there was not a spirit in sight! Alan Hattel said he was worried by the fact nobody had phoned him in three or four […]

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