North Korea Declares Emergency After Suspected Covid-19 Case – The New York Times

  1. North Korea Declares Emergency After Suspected Covid-19 Case  The New York Times
  2. North Korea declares state of emergency as Covid-19 case reported  The Guardian
  3. North Korea declares state of emergency due to a suspected COVID-19 case | TheHill  The Hill
  4. Coronavirus cases hit 16 million worldwide: Live updates  Al Jazeera English
  5. Gates Sees Korea Vaccine Promise; Victoria Deaths: Virus Update  Bloomberg
  6. View Full Coverage on Google News



Source: Google News, North Korea Declares Emergency After Suspected Covid-19 Case – The New York Times

This is why Apple expects improved battery life on 5G iPhones even after cutting battery sizes – PhoneArena

  1. This is why Apple expects improved battery life on 5G iPhones even after cutting battery sizes  PhoneArena
  2. Apple starts making first flagship iPhone in India  The Verge
  3. Apple Insider Reveals Surprise New iPhone 12 Release  Forbes
  4. Possible iPhone 12/Pro 5G and Apple Watch Series 6 pre-order and shipment dates leak  PhoneArena
  5. Should you or shouldn’t you force quit iOS apps?  Digital Trends
  6. View Full Coverage on Google News



Source: Google News, This is why Apple expects improved battery life on 5G iPhones even after cutting battery sizes – PhoneArena

Legendary Television Host Regis Philbin Dead at 88 – E! News

  1. Legendary Television Host Regis Philbin Dead at 88  E! News
  2. Regis Philbin, Legendary Television Host, Dies at 88  PEOPLE.com
  3. Regis Philbin, iconic television host, dead at 88  Fox News
  4. Reaction pours in following death of Regis Philbin  WISHTV.com
  5. Regis Philbin, television personality, has died at 88  CNN
  6. View Full Coverage on Google News



Source: Google News, Legendary Television Host Regis Philbin Dead at 88 – E! News

North Korea locks down border city over suspected virus case

North Korea locks down border city over suspected virus caseNorth Korean leader Kim Jong Un placed the city of Kaesong near the border with South Korea under total lockdown after a person was found there with suspected COVID-19 symptoms, saying “the vicious virus” may have entered the country, state media reported Sunday. If the person is officially declared a coronavirus patient, he or she would be North Korea’s first confirmed case. The North has steadfastly said it has had no cases of the virus, a claim questioned by outside experts.



Source: Yahoo News, North Korea locks down border city over suspected virus case

Mnuchin: Virus aid package soon, $1,200 checks by August

Mnuchin: Virus aid package soon, $1,200 checks by AugustTreasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Saturday that Republicans were set to roll out the next COVID-19 aid package Monday and assured there was backing from the White House after he and President Donald Trump’s top aide met to salvage the $1 trillion proposal that had floundered just days before. Mnuchin told reporters at the Capitol that extending an expiring unemployment benefit — but reducing it substantially — was a top priority for Trump. “We’re prepared to move quickly,” Mnuchin said after he and Mark Meadows, the president’s acting chief of staff, spent several hours with GOP staff at the Capitol.



Source: Yahoo News, Mnuchin: Virus aid package soon, ,200 checks by August

Martenson: We Are On Our Own In The Post-COVID World

Martenson: We Are On Our Own In The Post-COVID World

Tyler Durden

Sat, 07/25/2020 – 19:50

Authored by Chris Martenson via PeakProsperity.com,

It’s time to be our own heroes, because those in charge sure won’t be…

Even before the coronavirus pandemic hit, things weren’t all that great for the bottom 90% of households.

The median household was barely scraping by with ultra-low financial reserves, meager retirement savings and high levels of debt. All while being relentlessly crushed by cost of living inflation running far higher than the blatantly fraudulent government statistics offered up by the BLS.

Even more infuriating, the economic pie was preferentially handed to the top 10% — well, more specifically, to the top 1%. And even more dramatically to the top 0.1%.  Don’t even get me started on the 0.001%…

(Source)

While often presented in the media as a puzzling thing without any root cause, both the income and wealth gaps are the direct result of Federal Reserve policies and actions Helped, of course, by lobbyists for the elites influencing Congressional tax legislation.

So it’s no accident that over time, tax rates on the rich have been substantially cut:

This chart says that the very highest income earners have a lower effective tax rate than anybody else in the nation.  Billionaire Warren Buffett famously pays a lower rate than his secretary. Goldman Sachs bankers are taxed more favorably than their Uber drivers. Again, this isn’t happening by accident.

And it reveals that, despite the fiction of fairness and freedom, America’s true values and priorities are aimed at funneling more and more of its wealth to in the pockets of an elite few.

Said another way: The final looting operation has begun.

The reason Peak Prosperity exists is to fight this outcome tooth and nail.  The path that the US government and Federal Reserve have charted ends in the destruction of prosperity for all of us. Yet the current crop of national managers (not leaders) are just too self-isolated in their echo chambers to grasp that.  They’re insulated from the impacts of their policies and so they can’t quite see ahead to the endgame.  Or they simply don’t care.

Which is why I am in a certain way thankful for SARS-Cov-2. It has woken up a center mass of people and alerted them to the true reality of their situation.  It has revealed just how corrupt, self-serving, and disinterested the elites are in the plight of the middle and lower classes.  It has exposed the extent to which institutions and corporations are failing at their most basic of duties.

It has finally laid bare the truth: We are on our own. 

There’s no rescue coming.  No next elected official who can repair all that’s gone wrong.  The very DNA of the organs of the State has mutated beyond repair.

Which in a twisted sense is positive news. We need the status quo to fail so it can be replaced with something better.

Necessary Change

Constructive change is long overdue.  The dismal charts above show that the wealth disparity in the US didn’t suddenly appear in 2020; it’s been festering for decades.

The grotesque inability of our health care to acknowledge let alone utilize the profoundly effective Covid-19 treatments that exist (e.g. MATH+, HCQ+ early on, etc.) in favor of overhyped/unproven new drugs like Remdesivir which barely works at all, is nothing new.  It speaks to a corruption of science and the power of monetary greed at the expense of basic goodness and human decency that also did not suddenly arise in 2020.  It too has been been with us a very long time.

When farmers can only survive by going deeper into debt while receiving only 7 cents of the final dollar spent by the consumer who buys their food at the store, it speaks to a profoundly misguided system that seems to have forgotten that without the producers you have nothing at all.  Yet it merrily squeezes the farmers year after year taking as much as it can for itself.

When such disconnects become so entrenched that they are no longer even questioned, you cannot vote them back into working order.  You cannot tweak some policies and fix them.  They need to be swept aside and rebuilt.

The time before us is about remembering what’s important and veering back towards integrity and away from myopic self-interest.  Away from “me” and back towards “us.”  No, I am not saying socialism, communism, or any other ‘ism.’  I am saying that we’re all in this together and that it’s time to swing back towards acting as if we care about more than ourselves,as if we understand how the larger system works best when we can set petty ego and greed aside.

Time To Vote!

No, I don’t mean vote in elections.  (Though sure, go ahead and vote if that makes you feel any better. But personally I’ve lost all attachment to the idea that there’s a lick of worthwhile difference between the major parties.)

I mean vote with your money. Vote with your actions. Vote with your heart. And vote with your mind.

There’s nothing you can do about the fact that the world’s central banks have printed up $5 trillion of new currency in approximately 6 months. That’s roughly equal to their combined output during 4 entire years of the Great Financial Crisis:

None of us can vote the central banker rascals out (they are appointed), but we can we vote with our currency — exchanging it for gold, silver, land, and any other hard assets we can manage to store well.

It’s worth noting that gold, which we’ve been strongly recommend folks accumulate for this very reason,  just hit a brand-new weekly closing high this week :

And silver’s at multi-year highs.

Both are telegraphing a loss of confidence in the US dollar and the global financial system itself.

We can’t do anything about our politicians’ weak, ineffective efforts at getting people to wear masks or take Covid-19 seriously. But we can vote with our feet and move to more sustainable, less densely populated areas, as is already happening in droves.

We can’t control the anger of the populace or the sudden proliferations of riots and unrest. But we can arm (and train!) ourselves to protect our loved ones if need be, which explains surging gun sales.

We can’t predict the quality the price or even the availability of vegetables & meat. But we can plant gardens and begin raising chickens.

Join The Movement

SARS-CoV-2 has exposed a lot rot in the system.  And that’s a good thing because it needed to be.

No problem has ever been fixed without first being identified.

Now we can focus on fixing what can be salvaged and tossing the rest.

Perhaps you’re a fast adjuster and you’re one of the few folks already busy operating in the solution space. If you are, I’ll bet that you know lots of people who aren’t there yet. Who are still clinging to some level of denial or bargaining that the failing status quo can somehow continue indefinitely.

Don’t worry, they’ll catch up. Eventually. Because they’ll have to. Change will be forced upon them.

The data all point to a rapidly intensifying set of trends that will completely reshape both our future prosperity and opportunities we have to pursue it.  Great fortunes will be made and lost.

As with any fast-changing moment in history, the trick is skating to where the puck is going to be.

My co-founder Adam Taggart and I have spent the past ten years laying out the case for why this moment in time would inevitably arrive, and how people can prepare themselves.  Not to merely survive, but to thrive.

We’ve cajoled, nudged, urged and cautioned people to read between the lines and heed the warning signs.  We’ve strongly advocated for converting paper wealth into precious metals and other hard assets, developing multiple income streams (in case a bread-winner’s job was lost), developing stronger relationships and a healthier body.

Every one of our recommendations has served our readers very well leading up to — but especially in — today’s trying times.

Did we know Covid-19 was coming along?  No, of course not.  But all that the pandemic has done is accelerate the public’s recognition of the many predicaments and plights we’ve been warning of.

So, with systemic instability increasing and the serious changes coming fast and furious now, how should you be prioritizing your focus?

Even if you’re a first time reader of our material and haven’t taken any steps yet, there’s still much every one of us can and should be doing.

The economic and health consequences of Covid-19 are extremely severe.  Expectedly so.  And they are still creating havoc in ways we don’t fully appreciate yet.

So every day counts now, and all your actions matter.  It’s time to build resilience.  At the household level first, and then within your community.  Deepen your pantry, deepen your friendships, and deepen your soil.

The more you can rely on yourself and those around you, the better off you’ll be.

Which is why in Part 2: Welcome To The Movement, I detail out the tremendous advantage of learning from and participating in the Peak Prosperity “tribe” as we all plan for the approaching turbulent times. There are literally tens of thousands of like-minded people of goodwill and staggering expertise all around the world connecting through this online community, eager to help and support one another.

Our individual chances of making it through with safety and optimism are much higher together vs going it alone. Consider joining the movement.

Click here to read Part 2 of this report (free executive summary, enrollment required for full access).



Source: Zero Hedge, Martenson: We Are On Our Own In The Post-COVID World

Werenski and Thompson tied for lead after second round in Minnesota

July 25, 2020

(Reuters) – For the second day in a row Richy Werenski and Michael Thompson found themselves knotted atop the leaderboard at the 3M Open with the two Americans poised to settle the score in Sunday’s final round in Blaine, Minnesota.

Werenski sank a long putt on the par-five 18th for birdie to finish level with Thompson as both players carded second round 68s to sit 15-under par 198 for the tournament.

“It’s definitely good to have a strong finish like that,” the 28-year-old Werenski said.

“I did a good job of just kind of hanging in there, grinding along, giving myself looks.”

South Africa’s Charl Schwartzel and in-form American Tony Finau lurked two strokes back at the tournament, which is being played without fans in attendance to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Thompson, who adopted a baby girl just as the pandemic began to take hold, said he felt blessed to have extra time with his daughter during the PGA Tour’s hiatus.

“It was really a joy for me to be able to stay home those first three months of her life and really get to care for her and learn her little nuances and see her smile,” he said.

“It definitely puts perspective in your mind when you have kids because golf is very important and it’s what I love to do, but our kids are what we live for.

“I’m very, very thankful that I had that time with her.”

(Reporting by Rory Carroll in Los Angeles; Editing by Daniel Wallis)

Biden campaign ramps up for 100-day push – NBC News

  1. Biden campaign ramps up for 100-day push  NBC News
  2. Trump Signs Executive Orders On Drug Prices  NPR
  3. A bipartisan group secretly gathered to game out a contested Trump-Biden election. It wasn’t pretty  The Boston Globe
  4. RNC Chair McDaniel: With 100 days until election, enthusiasm gap points to reelection for President Trump  Fox News
  5. The Election Ain’t Over Till It’s Over | Opinion  Newsweek
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Source: Google News, Biden campaign ramps up for 100-day push – NBC News

2020's First Hurricane Hanna Roars Ashore In Coronavirus-Hit Texas In US – NDTV

  1. 2020’s First Hurricane Hanna Roars Ashore In Coronavirus-Hit Texas In US  NDTV
  2. Hanna Becomes A Hurricane As It Nears Texas Coast | TODAY  TODAY
  3. Hurricane Hanna Makes Landfall on Padre Island, Texas; Flooding Rainfall Expected Into Sunday  The Weather Channel
  4. Hurricane Hanna makes landfall in Texas as two other storms threaten Hawaii and the Caribbean  CNN
  5. Added moisture from Hanna will create a soggy weekend  WBRZ
  6. View Full Coverage on Google News



Source: Google News, 2020’s First Hurricane Hanna Roars Ashore In Coronavirus-Hit Texas In US – NDTV

Seattle Police : Protesters Setting Arson Fires (Antifa – Black Lives Matter Riots)

Seattle police are reporting that several arson fires have been set by protesters Saturday afternoon local time. A construction trailer at the site of a juvenile detention center was torched. There is also a report of businesses set on fire.

Update: Video:

Police posted riot updates via Twitter:

Group of approximately a dozen people setting fire and causing damage to a portable trailer and construction site at 12/Jefferson. Possible explosions heard on site. Large group in the area. Working to secure access for @SeattleFire”

Protesters also broke out windows on personal vehicles and a King County court facility.”

Police receiving reports of groups breaking out windows at businesses on 12th Avenue. Now headed north approaching Madison Street.”

Officers calling Seattle Fire to 800 block of 12th Ave to investigate possible smoke inside a business.”

Reports of demonstrators breaking windows at additional businesses in the 900 block of 12th. Also a fight reportedly in progress at the scene.”

Seattle talk radio host Jason Rantz posted photos of the arson fire consuming the construction trailer:

The post Seattle Police : Protesters Setting Arson Fires (Antifa – Black Lives Matter Riots) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.



Source: The Gateway Pundit, Seattle Police : Protesters Setting Arson Fires (Antifa – Black Lives Matter Riots)

Michigan reports spike in coronavirus deaths after records review finds missed cases – MLive.com

  1. Michigan reports spike in coronavirus deaths after records review finds missed cases  MLive.com
  2. Michigan reduces COVID-19 death total after data errors  WOODTV.com
  3. Michigan coronavirus (COVID-19) cases up to 76,978; Death toll now at 6,149  WDIV ClickOnDetroit
  4. Michigan confirms 437 new coronavirus cases, decrease in total deaths  Detroit Free Press
  5. More than 400 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in state, 14 new deaths  WNEM Saginaw
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Source: Google News, Michigan reports spike in coronavirus deaths after records review finds missed cases – MLive.com

The Goose is loose: Phillies 7, Marlins 1 – The Good Phight

  1. The Goose is loose: Phillies 7, Marlins 1  The Good Phight
  2. Welcome to Baseball’s Honeymoon Phase. How Long Will It Last?  Sports Illustrated
  3. Francisco Cervelli is still loving baseball. His presence is big for the Marlins, too.  Miami Herald
  4. Zack Wheeler and a barrage of longballs lead Phillies to first W  NBC Sports Philadelphia
  5. Marlins vs. Phillies – Game Recap – July 25, 2020  ESPN
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Source: Google News, The Goose is loose: Phillies 7, Marlins 1 – The Good Phight

Possible iPhone 12/Pro 5G and Apple Watch Series 6 pre-order and shipment dates leak – PhoneArena

  1. Possible iPhone 12/Pro 5G and Apple Watch Series 6 pre-order and shipment dates leak  PhoneArena
  2. Apple starts making first flagship iPhone in India  The Verge
  3. Apple Insider Reveals Surprise New iPhone 12 Release  Forbes
  4. ‘For All Mankind’ Season 2 Trailer Shared on IMDb, with No Official Release  Mac Rumors
  5. This iPadOS 15 concept is several steps in the right direction  iMore
  6. View Full Coverage on Google News



Source: Google News, Possible iPhone 12/Pro 5G and Apple Watch Series 6 pre-order and shipment dates leak – PhoneArena