Antifa Protesters Sue Seattle Over ‘Forced’ Armor Upgrades

Antifa Protesters Sue Seattle Over ‘Forced’ Armor Upgrades Tyler Durden Wed, 08/05/2020 – 23:30 A lawsuit has been filed against the city of Seattle by several protesters, who claim that the Seattle Police Department’s “indiscriminate” us of chemical and less-lethal crowd control measures forced them to buy “expensive” protective gear in order to withstand the tactical response to their violent resistance, according to KIRO7. “Because the Seattle Police Department has acted above and outside the law in dispensing its unbridled force, and the City has failed to prevent same, the government effect is to establish a de facto protest tax,”[…]

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US Cruise Operators Halt Voyages Until Oct. 31 After 2 Ships Hit By Outbreaks Amid Restart

US Cruise Operators Halt Voyages Until Oct. 31 After 2 Ships Hit By Outbreaks Amid Restart Tyler Durden Wed, 08/05/2020 – 23:00 No doubt among the hardest hit industries globally has remained cruise ships. As late as May and June there were still cruise ships essentially stranded as ports refused them entry while outbreaks on board raged among passengers and crew. Even as some companies have tepidly tried to resume operations in the past weeks, the moment a single COVID-19 case appears on board, all operations have had to be suspended as we noted days ago with the Amundsen. “One of[…]

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How Central Banks Made The COVID Panic Worse

How Central Banks Made The COVID Panic Worse Tyler Durden Wed, 08/05/2020 – 22:35 By Kristoffer Mousten Hansen of Mises,org Historical events are complex phenomena, and monocausal explanations are therefore by definition wrong when explaining history. Many factors go into explaining why people and the world’s governments reacted as they did to the coronavirus. It is, however, my contention that examining the inflationary policies pursued by central banks and governments are fundamental to understanding how the current corona hysteria developed. Calling it hysteria may sound harsh. When the coronavirus first started to draw attention back in February, and when most[…]

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Study Finds 98 “Long-Term” COVID-19 Symptoms Including Baldness

Study Finds 98 “Long-Term” COVID-19 Symptoms Including Baldness Tyler Durden Wed, 08/05/2020 – 22:10 Epidemiologists readily admit that viruses are chock full of puzzles. And COVID-19 is no exception. Earlier today, Dr. Fauci himself lamented the fact that nearly half of those who get the virus don’t see symptoms, which is one reason why young people have been so reckless, purportedly helping to spread the virus. And in a study published recently by the University of Indiana School of Medicine happened on a surprising finding: those who suffer from long-term symptoms of the coronavirus – a group that the researchers[…]

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Is Turkey Drilling For Oil & Gas In The Wrong Sea?

Is Turkey Drilling For Oil & Gas In The Wrong Sea? Tyler Durden Wed, 08/05/2020 – 21:45 By Viktor Katona of OilPrice.com Whilst most of European media have narrowed down the deterioration in EU-Turkey relations to the issues of the “refurbished” Hagia Sophia and the protracted Libyan proxy war, their energy ties were just as crippled by Turkey’s intensive drilling campaign in Cyprus’ offshore, generating bad blood between the Old Continent and Ankara. Driven by its purported objective to drill 26 wells in the Eastern Mediterranean, every one of Turkey’s wildcats in Cypriot waters has gauged Europe’s unity and shed[…]

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Yates Throws “Rogue” Comey Under The Bus Over Flynn Investigation

Yates Throws “Rogue” Comey Under The Bus Over Flynn Investigation Tyler Durden Wed, 08/05/2020 – 21:20 Former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates threw former FBI Director James ‘higher loyalty’ Comey under the bus on Wednesday, telling the Senate Judiciary Committee that the FBI’s January, 2017 interview of former national security adviser Michael Flynn was done without her authorization – and she was upset when she found out about it. “I was upset that Director Comey didn’t coordinate that with us and acted unilaterally,” Yates said. We would note that Yates wasn’t too upset to warn the incoming Trump administration about[…]

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LA Mayor Threatens To Shut Off Water And Power At Homes Hosting Parties: Virus Updates

LA Mayor Threatens To Shut Off Water And Power At Homes Hosting Parties: Virus Updates Tyler Durden Wed, 08/05/2020 – 21:18 Summary: Another US lawmaker tests positive for COVID Texas positivity rate hits 3-week high California suffers second deadliest day NC ‘pauses’ reopening plans US cases climb 1.1% Gilead issues info on remdesivir pricing California new cases, deaths climb France suffers biggest jump in new cases in 2 months California has been “significantly” undercounting numbers for weeks Dr Fauci says people without symptoms are driving infections in US Dr. Fauci says FDA won’t cut corners on approving vaccine NJ Gov[…]

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Millions Worth of PPP Loans Went to Chinese-Owned Companies, Report Finds

Millions Worth of PPP Loans Went to Chinese-Owned Companies, Report Finds Tyler Durden Wed, 08/05/2020 – 20:55 Authored by Cathy He via The Epoch Times   Hundreds of millions of U.S. taxpayer dollars went to Chinese companies from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which was designed to help small businesses survive during the pandemic, according to a new report. A review of public PPP loan data by consultancy firm Horizon Advisory found that $192 million to $419 million in loans were given to more than 125 Chinese-owned or -invested companies operating in the United States. Many of the loans were[…]

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Massive Beirut Explosion Sinks Nearby Cruise Ship

Massive Beirut Explosion Sinks Nearby Cruise Ship Tyler Durden Wed, 08/05/2020 – 20:30 Tuesday’s massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, has so far claimed the lives of 135 people and injured around 5,000. The cause of the explosion was 2,700 tons of ammonium nitrate, sitting unsecured in a warehouse at the Port of Beirut.  Beirut’s governor, Marwan Abboud, said damage from the blast is widespread and extends over half of the city, with the cost of the damage estimated to be more than $3 billion.  For more color on the sheer destruction, Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf cited Lebanese news agency National News Agency (NNA), which reports the blast also[…]

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Facebook Removes Trump Post For Violating Policies “Harmful Coronavirus Misinformation”

Facebook Removes Trump Post For Violating Policies “Harmful Coronavirus Misinformation” Tyler Durden Wed, 08/05/2020 – 18:44 Just when Mark Zuckerberg really looked to be making inroads with Trump and his inner circle by resisting a corporate ad boycott on the grounds that it was a misguided attempt to push more conservative voices off the world’s most popular social media platform, Facebook on Wednesday removed a post from the president’s page for containing allegedly “false and misleading” information about the coronavirus. The post that was removed contained a snipped from a Fox & Friends morning interview with Trump from earlier Wednesday[…]

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