Will the NFL push for 18 games in order to help offset pandemic losses? – NBC Sports – NFL

  1. Will the NFL push for 18 games in order to help offset pandemic losses?  NBC Sports – NFL
  2. Patrick Mahomes may have left money on the table for Chris Jones, but other teams won’t follow suit  Yahoo Sports
  3. Chris Jones has Plans for Kansas City: Get Sacks, Win Championships, Have Fun  Sports Illustrated
  4. Chiefs, Ravens and Cowboys: which franchise is the NFL’s next dynasty?  The Guardian
  5. Column: Fingers crossed as NFL tries to pull a season off  Fox News
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Twitter bans 7,000 QAnon accounts, limits 150,000 others as part of broad crackdown – NBC News

  1. Twitter bans 7,000 QAnon accounts, limits 150,000 others as part of broad crackdown  NBC News
  2. Twitter takes down 7,000 accounts linked to QAnon  CNN
  3. Twitter Removes Thousands Of QAnon Accounts, Promises Sweeping Ban On The Conspiracy  NPR
  4. Twitter Bans QAnon Accounts  The New York Times
  5. Twitter says it will start banning accounts that promote QAnon  New York Daily News
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MAGA Ambush of Liz Cheney Backfires

MAGA Ambush of Liz Cheney BackfiresFor the first time ever, Congress’ most MAGA contingent on Tuesday decided to test the rule that Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) is the only high-profile Republican who can criticize President Trump and get away with it. By the end of the day, their efforts had made abundantly clear that Cheney can, in fact, still get away with it—at least for now—with her reputation largely unscathed. At a closed-door meeting of House Republicans—their first fully in-person meeting since early March—several lawmakers who present themselves as unflinchingly loyal to Trump took the opportunity to execute what struck some as a coordinated broadside on the third-ranking House Republican. According to Politico, Reps. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), Jim Jordan (R-OH), Chip Roy (R-TX), and others attacked Cheney for being insufficiently supportive of Trump and his agenda, for supporting Dr. Anthony Fauci, and for backing a primary challenger to Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY), among other things. After the news of the meeting broke, Gaetz upped the ante by publicly calling on Cheney to step down from her position as conference chair. “Liz Cheney has worked behind the scenes (and now in public) against @realDonaldTrump and his agenda,” tweeted Gaetz. “Liz Cheney should step down or be removed.” The call was amplified with a well-timed release of an episode of Gaetz’s podcast, “Hot Takes with Matt Gaetz.”At least one high-profile denizen of Trumpworld clearly heard the call: The president’s son, Donald Trump, Jr., piggybacked on Gaetz’s tweet, saying “We already have one Mitt Romney, we don’t need another.” Trump, Jr. is an influential and well-connected figure in House GOP circles. But, as Cheney pointed out at a press conference later, Trump’s son is “not a member of the House Republican conference.”Ultimately, none of Gaetz’s band of rabblerousers backed his call to remove Cheney from her post—even those who reportedly aired their grievances against her Tuesday morning. In fact, one after the other, those reportedly involved changed the subject. “I am focused on making sure the President wins re-election and helping us take back the majority. I want to stay focused on that, that should be what we’re doing,” said Jordan, when asked if he had confidence in Cheney. “We had a good robust private conversation,” Roy said—and called Cheney a friend, “just like all my other colleagues in this conference are friends. We’re going to get busy making sure we’re going to win this fall.”And Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY), who was not at the meeting but is close to the Trump family, also declined to take the bait on Cheney, telling The Daily Beast, “I’ve gotten along with her the entire time that she’s been here. And my interactions with her, where we’re aligned on issues, has been only positive.”Other Republicans chided the push: Rep. Paul Mitchell (R-MI), who is retiring, said it was a bit “extreme” to try to oust Cheney over her views on Trump. “She’s done what she thinks is right,” said Mitchell. “I’m not endorsing it, it’s just if that’s the criteria we use, I don’t think unquestioning support of the president is in the job description of conference chair.” Trump himself, meanwhile, did not publicly weigh in on the dust-up, and to date has never publicly attacked Cheney in the merciless style he’s gone after other Republicans he views as critical of him. The White House did not respond to a request for comment on Cheney and the GOP meeting. With the would-be insurgents largely silent, Cheney ended the day pocketing public praise from allies and the full backing of House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy, who appeared beside her at a press conference and proclaimed “we’re honored to have her as conference chair.”Privately, too, many Republicans seethed at the optics of outspoken male lawmakers going after a highly visible Republican woman. “Where is the party struggling right now? With women,” said one House Republican aide. “And the game plan is to go after the top female elected Republican in all of Congress?”“There is zero appetite,” said another House Republican aide, “to get rid of the only woman in leadership.”Indeed, it was unlikely that a fit from House conservatives, who historically love to rattle their leaders, would result in any meaningful effort to oust Cheney. But their first shot at it may portend future turbulence within the Republican Party—especially a post-Trump party that so many believe that Cheney is positioning herself to lead. The timing of the attack, which was unconnected to any specific bit of news or provocation by Cheney, was “quite intentional,” according to a former House Republican aide, who spoke on condition of anonymity to describe conference dynamics freely.“It’s also misplaced and purely personal. Cheney is a strong supporter of the President, wants him to win in November, and is arguably more conservative than those chirping,” said the aide. “But, those that have risen in influence because of President Trump’s personal and punch-driven politics made it clear today they will not go quietly if he falls in November. The fight for the future of the Republican Party has broken out into the open.” The third-term congresswoman’s willingness to push back on Trump at all—where she could easily remain silent or supportive of him—has given rise to chatter that she is planning for a future where the party has moved on from Trump. Her criticisms of Trump have hardly risen to the level of someone like Romney, who voted with Democrats in an impeachment Cheney slammed as permanently damaging to the country. According to trackers like FiveThirtyEight, Cheney has voted more frequently with Trump’s agenda in her career than detractors questioning her loyalty to the president, such as Gaetz, who did time of his own in the White House doghouse in January over his high-profile fight to rein in Trump’s war powers on Iran. But within the House GOP’s Trump cheering section, Cheney’s at-times harsh criticism has stuck out—particularly when it comes to Trump’s national security platform and the petty controversies the president reflexively kicks up regularly—putting her in contrast with Republicans like Jordan, who have thrown in their lot so clearly with the president that the association will be hard to shake, no matter what happens to him in November.  Indeed, Trump’s political fortunes were a focal point of the closed-door discussion Tuesday morning, with Cheney’s critics accusing her of undermining the president’s chances at reelection and saying she wasn’t a “team player.” Cheney, a top fundraising officer on the Trump campaign, reportedly parried the attacks with subtle digs at her rivals, wishing Gaetz luck on his new HBO documentary and raising Jordan’s past reputation as anything but a team player.But leaving that meeting, Cheney illustrated a reason why she’s been able to get so far while lodging criticism of the president—picking her battles. “We had an exchange of views,” Cheney told reporters, saying not a word about what she’d just confronted. “I think it’s all clear we’re unified in terms of recognizing the danger… if Joe Biden were elected President. We talked at length about Vice President Biden, Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi and the kind of America we’d be living in if they prevail. That was really the focus of it. We had a healthy exchange of views.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.



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STUNNING FOOTAGE from China’s Hubei Province — Barge Slams into Bridge, Mudslide Caught on Video – Massive Destruction (VIDEOS)

Hubei Province in China, whose capital is Wuhan, is now facing devastating floods as well as other regions in the heart of China.

Below a barge hits a bridge – notice the people on the bridge:

Below is a mudslide which seems to be a common feature with severe rains and flooding:

Here is another picture of flooding on a region (not in Hubei) where thousands are without electricity:

Here is a dam in Hubei where the flood gates were opened being viewed by some courageous onlookers:

China has been hammered with a failing economy, then the coronavirus and now massive flooding.

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Will Cleveland Browns keep FirstEnergy as stadium naming rights sponsor amid alleged bribery case? – cleveland.com

  1. Will Cleveland Browns keep FirstEnergy as stadium naming rights sponsor amid alleged bribery case?  cleveland.com
  2. Ohio House speaker, 4 others charged in ‘largest bribery, money-laundering scheme’ in state history  Fox News
  3. Ohio House Speaker Arrested In Connection With $60 Million Bribery Scheme  NPR
  4. We told you so. Money should not rule Ohio legislative decisions. House Bill 6 showed why.  cleveland.com
  5. FBI to announce $60M racketeering case following raid, reported arrest at Ohio speaker’s farm  Fox News
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Kate Middleton shares new photos of Prince George for royal's 7th birthday – Fox News

  1. Kate Middleton shares new photos of Prince George for royal’s 7th birthday  Fox News
  2. Adorable photos released as Prince George turns 7  CNN
  3. Prince George’s 7th Birthday Portrait Gave a Nod to Dad Prince William and Uncle Prince Harry  PEOPLE.com
  4. Prince George Looks Adorable in New Photos Taken by Kate Middleton, Released for His 7th Birthday  TownandCountrymag.com
  5. Happy Birthday Prince George! Stunning new images taken by Kate Middleton are released  Daily Mail
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Pandemic likely to ‘get worse before it gets better,’ Trump says in somber return to coronavirus briefing – The Washington Post

  1. Pandemic likely to ‘get worse before it gets better,’ Trump says in somber return to coronavirus briefing  The Washington Post
  2. Trump says coronavirus crisis will ‘get worse before it gets better,’ pleads with Americans to wear masks  Fox News
  3. Trump at briefing says Covid-19 crisis ‘will probably unfortunately get worse before it gets better’  CNN
  4. A ‘law and order’ campaign does not meet the moment | TheHill  The Hill
  5. Why is a right-wing flack and Roger Stone ally in charge of Dr. Fauci’s schedule?  Salon
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Japan approves dexamethasone as coronavirus treatment

Japan approves dexamethasone as coronavirus treatmentJapan’s health ministry has approved dexamethasone, a cheap and widely used steroid, as a second treatment of COVID-19 after a trial in Britain showed the drug reduced death rates in hospitalised patients. The ministry included dexamethasone as an option for treatment along with Gilead Sciences Inc’s antiviral drug remdesivir in a recent revision to its handbook. In results announced last month, a trial by researchers in the United Kingdom showed dexamethasone as the first drug to save lives of COVID-19 patients in what scientists said was a major breakthrough in the coronavirus pandemic.



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Who is Matthew Borges and what is he accused of in the Ohio Statehouse bribery case? – cleveland.com

  1. Who is Matthew Borges and what is he accused of in the Ohio Statehouse bribery case?  cleveland.com
  2. Ohio House speaker, 4 others charged in ‘largest bribery, money-laundering scheme’ in state history  Fox News
  3. Ohio House Speaker Arrested In Connection With $60 Million Bribery Scheme  NPR
  4. We told you so. Money should not rule Ohio legislative decisions. House Bill 6 showed why.  cleveland.com
  5. FBI to announce $60M racketeering case following raid, reported arrest at Ohio speaker’s farm  Fox News
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COVID-19 antibodies fade fast but not necessarily protection – WGN TV Chicago

  1. COVID-19 antibodies fade fast but not necessarily protection  WGN TV Chicago
  2. Why Antibodies Don’t Tell the Whole Story of Immunity | Elemental  Elemental
  3. Study: Having antibodies does not mean you’re immune to COVID-19  ABC15 Arizona
  4. COVID-19 antibodies fade rapidly, raising risk of lost protection, study shows  Finger Lakes Times
  5. Coronavirus survivors ‘likely to be immune for six months’  Daily Mail
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A Nation Falling Apart

A Nation Falling Apart

Tyler Durden

Tue, 07/21/2020 – 19:45

Authored by Philip Giraldi,

First they came for the toilet paper and kitchen towels, then they came for flour and now they are taking your coins. Yes, the American public sitting out the COVID-19 virus is now having to deal with what is referred as a “small change shortage.”caused apparently by hoarding. Coffee shops and other retail outlets that deal in cash have been hit hard by the shortage, finding themselves unable to make change. Apparently, people have decided spontaneously and in large numbers that nickels, dimes and quarters, as they have value as being made of metal, will somehow maintain their worth better than the pieces of paper being printed in Washington.

The government has acted decisively to meet the threat by having the Federal Reserve convene a 22 strong U.S. Coin Task Force to “mitigate the effects of low coin inventories caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.” Ironically, of course, the Fed is the source of America’s long suffering backed-by-nothing currency. As several of the major private banks, including JP Morgan and Bank of America, are represented on the Task Force as well as a swarm of government bureaucrats, one can assume that nothing will happen except possibly a decision to change the design of the coins to eliminate Washington, Jefferson and Lincoln. Sacagawea can stay on the funny looking dollar coin, which no one has actually seen in years as she represents an approved ethnic minority.

There are a lot of indications that the American stratocruiser is about to crash. My wife and I went to a local gun range last week for a refresher course. I knew how to shoot from my time in the Army and CIA but have not actually fired a weapon since 1978 and my wife learned how to use a handgun about fifteen years ago when we made the decision to have one available in the house “just in case.” To be sure, the current situation with deranged radical groups unrestrained by feckless politicians and a complicit media, our decision to re-arm as it were was based on the assumption that we can no longer rely on a demoralized and passive police force to protect either us or our property, particularly if there are any racial overtones to who is doing what to whom. So, we might have to be prepared to defend ourselves.

The first thing we learned was that it was hard to get an appointment with a trainer at a licensed range. It took us weeks to make an appointment and we only got one when there was a cancellation. It seems large numbers of ordinary Americans are looking to defend themselves because they, like us, are shocked when they see politicians ignore looting, beatings and arson even as they kneel before thugs. Meanwhile, the media endorses the process, also throwing in a blanket condemnation of the white race, which suggests that there is nothing good that will come out the other end of what it taking place.

We did our shooting training but the next hurdle was upgrading our weapons. We had a venerable 9mm automatic and an even older 38 caliber revolver. Modern handguns have better safety features and their mechanisms work more smoothly for ageing hands. We were looking for a new 9mm automatic and an AR-15 so-called assault rifle for greater reach if that should become necessary but the man at the sales desk shook his head and said “No, everything is back ordered for six months or more. Everyone is buying new weapons. Give me a deposit and I will call you when something comes available.”

So “everyone” is training to shoot and buying new weapons, and it is even being reported that break-ins to steal guns from sporting goods shops are increasing dramatically. Weapons are a hot commodity, which just might mean that the confidence among people that the state will keep them safe is at the vanishing point. Even the mainstream media has noticed the spike in gun sales, but they predictably use that fact to explain the surge in gun homicides across the country in the past several months. More weapons, per The Washington Post, means more armed racist white people are out on the streets raising hell, but it ignores the fact that the gun deaths have been overwhelmingly black-on-black, as has always been the case.

I would also suggest that at least part of the explanation lies elsewhere, in less policing as cops have figured out that they have no one on their side and are best served by doing as little as possible when the shooting starts. Policemen have, in fact, been on the receiving end of much of the recent violence. Instead of seeking help from a cop, violent crime victims should call 911 and ask the operator to have Mayor Bill de Blasio send out a social worker whenever they get attacked by irate gang bangers. The NYPD cops are apparently too busy in any event as they are guardingthe black lives matter paintwork covering Fifth Avenue in front of the Trump Tower.

Another thing one is now having difficulty in buying is alcohol. People are depressed and are drinking a hell of a lot more than normal, which can, of course, result in impulsive behavior. I live in Virginia and our state store is constantly running out of everything. A cashier told me that they are selling 300% more booze than normal for this time of year. Last week I went into a large and well-known liquor store in Washington D.C. and bought the last few bottles of our favorite scotch The Famous Grouse. They had run out and didn’t know when they would get more. My wife and I are anticipating a Famous Grouse crisis and we have discussed setting up a still in the basement.

Finally, a family member owns a construction company. He recently said that business is unexpectedly booming, in part because people are building panic rooms, safe havens and even 1960s style fallout shelters in and behind their houses. But unlike the threat of nuclear war in the sixties, the current fear is that with the wreckers being given a free hand by the authorities, organized home invasions penetrating prosperous neighborhoods cannot be that far away. Most of the construction work is being done as unobtrusively as possible because the clients don’t want their neighbors to know how scared they are.

So, there we are.

The United States is troubled by a pandemic that the government seems unable to respond to which has produced record unemployment and bankruptcies. Meanwhile, guns and liquor and even coins are in demand while frightened citizens are building home defenses. And much of the government at all levels acts like it is either on the side of or afraid of the destroyers. America certainly has always had flaws but it was once a land of opportunity where people could prosper and enjoy more freedom than nearly anywhere else. Those days are gone so just relax and turn on the evening news. Watch a once proud country with a resilient and hard-working people come apart before your very eyes.



Source: Zero Hedge, A Nation Falling Apart

Grave of Alonzo Brooks is exhumed 16 years after his death following Netflix's 'Unsolved Mysteries' – Daily Mail

  1. Grave of Alonzo Brooks is exhumed 16 years after his death following Netflix’s ‘Unsolved Mysteries’  Daily Mail
  2. Alonzo Brooks’ Body Exhumed Following ‘Unsolved Mysteries’ Episode on 16-Year-Old Cold Case  Yahoo Entertainment
  3. Alonzo Brooks’ Body Exhumed Following Unsolved Mysteries Episode on Cold Case  E! NEWS
  4. Reddit Theories About Xavier Dupont de Ligonnès’ ‘Unsolved Mysteries’ Episode  Bustle
  5. Netflix’s Unsolved Mysteries confirms Alonzo Brooks body has been exhumed  Yahoo! Voices
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Trump says U.S. 'in the process' of crafting coronavirus strategy that has 'developed as we go along' – CNBC

  1. Trump says U.S. ‘in the process’ of crafting coronavirus strategy that has ‘developed as we go along’  CNBC
  2. Reporter asks Trump if he’s comfortable sending son to school  CNN
  3. Trump raises staggering sum as campaign goes virtual to drum up support  Fox News
  4. Donald Trump Explains Why No Medical Experts Are At Coronavirus Briefings: “I Am Giving The Information To You”  Deadline
  5. Trump blames spike in COVID cases on protests, increased travel and cases from Mexico, even as experts point to early reopenings  USA TODAY
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'Glee' star Heather Morris dances to Naya Rivera song in Instagram tribute video – Entertainment Weekly

  1. ‘Glee’ star Heather Morris dances to Naya Rivera song in Instagram tribute video  Entertainment Weekly
  2. Naya Rivera Remembered by ‘Glee’ Co-Star Chris Colfer: ‘Being in Naya’s Presence Made You Feel Protected’  Variety
  3. Heather Morris posts dance tribute to Naya Rivera: ‘Honoring someone can mean you’re enjoying your life FOR them’  Yahoo Entertainment
  4. How Naya Rivera Really Felt About Her Ex Big Sean’s Alleged Diss Record About Her  Showbiz Cheat Sheet
  5. Heather Morris Dances to Naya Rivera’s Song in Video  PEOPLE
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Social distancing Canadians eye new sight at Niagara Falls: crowds of Americans

Social distancing Canadians eye new sight at Niagara Falls: crowds of AmericansThe tourist hotspot of Niagara Falls has gained a new photo-op for social distancing Canadian visitors on board ferries taking them into the mist of the falls: crowds of Americans. Although cases of COVID-19 continue to rise across the United States, neighboring Canada has largely managed to contain the spread of the virus, helped by strict social distancing measures and mandatory masks in several jurisdictions. At the famous waterfalls on the U.S.-Canadian border, Canadian ferries are limited to just six passengers per boat, out of a 700 person capacity.



Source: Yahoo News, Social distancing Canadians eye new sight at Niagara Falls: crowds of Americans