Revolutionary Communist Party USA leader endorses Biden, warns followers against 'protest vote'

The head of the Revolutionary Communist Party USA is urging members to head to the polls in November to cast their votes for presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden – arguing that while Biden still represents a “murderous system of capitalism-imperialism” he is a better choice than President Trump.

Source: Fox News, Revolutionary Communist Party USA leader endorses Biden, warns followers against ‘protest vote’

Apple details guidelines for web browsers and email clients with new default app option on iOS 14 – 9to5Mac

  1. Apple details guidelines for web browsers and email clients with new default app option on iOS 14  9to5Mac
  2. When Will Apple Release iOS 14!?  AppleInsider
  3. Apple Buys Startup to Challenge Square in Mobile Payments  The Motley Fool
  4. Apple Buys Mobile Startup Mobeewave For $100M To Enable Contactless Payments: Report  Benzinga
  5. Apple Confirms Surprise New iPhone 12 Release  Forbes
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Source: Google News, Apple details guidelines for web browsers and email clients with new default app option on iOS 14 – 9to5Mac

More on the shocking John Demers' statement regarding FISA applications

Statement of Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers on the Public Release of the Department’s Findings with Respect to the 29 FISA Applications that Were the Subject of the March 2020 OIG Preliminary Report

Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers stated:

“The Department of Justice has completed its review of the 29 FISA applications that were the subject of preliminary findings by the DOJ Inspector General (OIG) in March 2020. We are pleased that our review of these applications concluded that all contained sufficient basis for probable cause and uncovered only two material errors, neither of which invalidated the authorizations granted by the FISA Court. These findings, together with the more than 40 corrective actions undertaken by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National Security Division, should instill confidence in the FBI’s use of FISA authorities. We would like to express our appreciation to the OIG for their focus on the Department’s use of its national security authority. We remain committed to improving the FISA process to ensure that we use these tools consistent with the law and our obligations to the FISA Court. The ability to surveil and to investigate using FISA authorities remains critical to confronting current national security threats, including election interference, Chinese espionage and terrorism.”

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/statement-assistant-attorney-general-national-security-john-c-demers-public-release

Statement of Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers on the Public Release of the Department’s Findings with Respect to the 29 FISA Applications that Were the Subject of the March 2020 OIG Preliminary Report

Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers stated:

“The Department of Justice has completed its review of the 29 FISA applications that were the subject of preliminary findings by the DOJ Inspector General (OIG) in March 2020. We are pleased that our review of these applications concluded that all contained sufficient basis for probable cause and uncovered only two material errors, neither of which invalidated the authorizations granted by the FISA Court. These findings, together with the more than 40 corrective actions undertaken by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National Security Division, should instill confidence in the FBI’s use of FISA authorities. We would like to express our appreciation to the OIG for their focus on the Department’s use of its national security authority. We remain committed to improving the FISA process to ensure that we use these tools consistent with the law and our obligations to the FISA Court. The ability to surveil and to investigate using FISA authorities remains critical to confronting current national security threats, including election interference, Chinese espionage and terrorism.”

Background

In March 2020, the OIG issued a Memorandum regarding the preliminary findings from its audit of 29 historical FISA applications. The audit was designed to determine whether the contents of the FBI’s Woods files supported the factual statements in these applications. The OIG found deficient documentation in these accuracy (i.e., Woods) files and potential errors. Specifically, the OIG found that FBI was unable to produce the Woods files for 4 of the 29 applications, and the OIG identified numerous apparent errors or inadequately supported facts in all 25 of the 29 applications for which Woods files could be produced.

The OIG did not determine whether any factual assertions in the applications were inaccurate, materially or otherwise. In addition, when the OIG found a fact unsupported by a document in the Woods file, the OIG did not give the FBI the opportunity to locate a supporting document for the fact outside the file.

The Department has reviewed the OIG’s preliminary findings for each application. Each of these applications was also subject to an independent accuracy review. The Department was able to resolve many of the potential issues identified by the OIG. The FBI was also able to compile Woods files for the 4 applications where an original Woods file could not be located, and the FBI was able in many instances to locate documentation to support a factual assertion either elsewhere in the Woods file or in other files available to the FBI. Based on the Department’s findings, of the hundreds of pages of facts contained in the 29 applications audited by the OIG, the Department has identified only one material misstatement and one material omission, neither of which we assess to have invalidated the authorizations granted by the FISC. These findings have been provided to the FISA Court and were posted publicly today.

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/statement-assistant-attorney-general-national-security-john-c-demers-public-release

The filing can be found here. 88 Pages
https://www.justice.gov/nsd/page/file/1300701/download

Source: 8kun Notables, More on the shocking John Demers’ statement regarding FISA applications

Anon on Cognitive Dissonance: The Deep State's Last Stand?

Cognitive Dissonance: The Deep State’s Last Stand?
by Anon, August 3, 2020

People are undergoing a severe existential crisis due to the coexistence—in an identical but impossibly incongruent space—of two opposing and competing sets of information. Both sets simultaneously claim a FACTUAL label, and both are presented by once-trusted mainstream media.

When “facts on the ground” do not match what trusted pundits (seen as “friends”) are saying, the traumatized human mind retreats into a powerful existential protective mode, compelled by the need to maintain even a false sense of sanity.

Friends and loved ones who have long trusted mainstream media pundits, believing them always truthful, are traumatized as it has become very clear, to the awakened, that MSM is lying about literally everything.

Those who continued to trust the MSM, those who cannot reconcile all the glaring externally-verifiable but contradictory “facts” with what MSM tells them, those who cannot fit the glaring contradictory facts-on-the-ground into the same mental space as the mendacious words of their beloved “pundits”, now find their precious but factually-deficient world view forced into an impossible contradiction. How can a trusted world view share mental space with outrageous lies?

They see only two ways to escape. The first will destroy their world view and change their lives forever. The second lets them to keep their flagging world view.

They could abandon their faith in MSM pundits (and along with it, their failing world view), and admit to existential devastation, and choose to see the truth. This would require admitting they have been lied to.

Some will cling to their failing reality at all costs, becoming completely and insanely blind to the obvious. Those whose trauma or fear exceeds their ability to choose the first path descend into cognitive dissonance, becoming blind to reality, no matter how glaring or obvious the incongruity. It is a type of temporary insanity.

Friends and family who witness their loved ones’ astounding descent into insanity should realize they are seeing a sort of crude mental or spiritual survival tactic—a product of our incredibly creative human minds.

For example, this mental survival tactic would serve an innocent child very well (temporarily at least), in allowing the child to survive horrific torture relatively unscathed, as far as visible scars go. In fact, this type of drastic emergency mental protective measure is precisely described by MKUltra mind control techniques and is well understood by the mainstream media, the Deep State, and the CIA. Torture is inflicted on a subject and then a mental “out” is provided to the victim by the torturer. The child chooses the “out” because it is their only means of escape. They can—mentally at least—float above their torture.

It is an example of devils forcing angels to use a last-resort tactic.

In every single MSM newscast, we now see the deliberate and calculated use by the Dark Forces of trauma, to force people into a state of cognitive dissonance. Smiling “friendly” icons purporting to be “allies” deliberately state things which even the most cursory examination of easily-observable truth demonstrates as false. Yet the lies are calmly stated with absolute conviction, behind masks resembling absolute, perfectly-manufactured false sincerity. (Juan on “The Five” with Greg Gutfield on Fox is a prime example of this.)

This forces anyone who hangs onto false hope straight into cognitive dissonance, effectively shutting down any information contradicting the desired narrative. And this is exactly the effect intended by those who are deliberately perpetrating the cognitive dissonance.

Now maybe you can understand why so many people appear to be insane these days.

# # # # #

Thank you to the anonymous author.

Source: 8kun Notables, Anon on Cognitive Dissonance: The Deep State’s Last Stand?

Video: A Closer Look At Maxwell's Relationship With Epstein

A Closer Look At Ghislaine Maxwell’s Relationship With Jeffery Epstein

Alana Goodman, co-author of “Convenient Death: The Mysterious Demise of Jeffrey Epstein” joined the Daily Caller’s Stephanie Hamill to discuss the latest with Epstein’s Alleged Madam Ghislaine Maxwell and to share her discoveries about Epstein while writing the book.

Source: 8kun Notables, Video: A Closer Look At Maxwell’s Relationship With Epstein

Videos: Past Julian Assange shows

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The Julian Assange Show: Cypherpunks Uncut
Cyber threats, hacker attacks and laws officially aiming to tackle internet piracy, but in fact infringing people’s rights to online privacy. It’s an increasingly topical subject – and the world’s most famous whistleblower is aiming to get to the heart of it. In this edition of his interview program here on RT, Julian Assange gets together with activists from the Cypherpunk movement – Andy Müller-Maguhn, Jeremie Zimmermann, and Jacob Appelbaum.
https://youtu.be/i85fX9-sKYo

And this …..

Julian Assange’s The World Tomorrow: Slavoj Zizek & David Horowitz

Source: 8kun Notables, Videos: Past Julian Assange shows

10-year Treasury yield fell to 0.52%, its lowest ever on Friday

One Way Out

In the wee hours Friday the overnight 10-year Treasury yield fell to 0.52%, its lowest ever beyond an intraday spell during whipsaw trading on March 9. Deutsche Bank research strategist Jim Reid put it this way:

The U.S. has been through depressions, deflations, wars, restrictive gold standard regimes, market crashes and many other major events and never before have we seen yields so low back to when the Founding Fathers formed the country.

The belly of the curve has likewise plumbed new depths, with the five-year Treasury yield finishing Friday at just 21 basis points, comfortably within the upper end of the overnight Fed Funds policy rate range of 0 to 0.25%.

Those diving nominal interest rates are even more notable because inflation expectations, as measured by the 10-year breakeven rate, have swiftly retraced most of their March collapse. “

moar: https://www.grantspub.com/resources/commentary.cfm

Source: 8kun Notables, 10-year Treasury yield fell to 0.52%, its lowest ever on Friday

What Obama’s Stimulus Could Teach Congress About Big Bailouts – POLITICO

  1. What Obama’s Stimulus Could Teach Congress About Big Bailouts  POLITICO
  2. With Jobless Aid Expired, Trump Sidelines Himself in Stimulus Talks  The New York Times
  3. This Second Stimulus Check Would Pay The Most  Forbes
  4. Unemployment benefits remain a sticking point in coronavirus relief bill  CBS News
  5. How negotiations over second $1,200 stimulus checks could shape up  CNBC
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Source: Google News, What Obama’s Stimulus Could Teach Congress About Big Bailouts – POLITICO

Seattle: 200 protesters try to protest at police chief’s home

Seattle: 200 protesters try to protest at police chief’s home – neighbors use own vehicles to block the crowd

SEATTLE, WA- On Saturday night, Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best’s residence in Snohomish County was targeted by a large group of aggressive protesters. The next day, she implored City Council-members in a letter to stand up for what is right.

In the letter, she said:

“My neighbors were concerned by such a large group, but they were successful in ensuring the crowd was not able to trespass or engage in other illegal behavior in the area, despite repeated attempts to do so.”

“Before this devolves into the new way of doing business by mob rule here in Seattle and across the nation, elected officials like you must forcefully call for the end of these tactics.”

Chief Best’s letter to the Seattle City Council. https://t.co/LUbTgR2LZn

— Seattle Police Dept. (@SeattlePD) August 3, 2020

https://www.lawenforcementtoday.com/seattle-200-protesters-try-to-protest-at-police-chiefs-home/

Source: 8kun Notables, Seattle: 200 protesters try to protest at police chief’s home

Peaceful protests: More than 150 bullets fired in Portland

Peaceful protests: More than 150 bullets fired in Portland, hitting apartments, cars and a woman. Nobody arrested.

PORTLAND, OR –Since the murder of George Floyd, acts of violence in Portland have become an everyday occurrence.

Whether the violence is directed toward the police or at people caught up in the riot, there appears to be no end in sight. And on July 31st, reports of over 150 rounds being fired outside of an apartment building came in.

The rounds struck several apartments, vehicles, and wounded at least one woman and so far no arrests have been made.

Reports of the shooting came in after 11pm on NE 87th in which 8 occupied apartments, 7 vehicles and one woman were hit.

https://www.lawenforcementtoday.com/150-bullets-fired-in-portland-hitting-apartments-cars-and-a-woman/

Source: 8kun Notables, Peaceful protests: More than 150 bullets fired in Portland

DoJ Antitrust Statement on investigation of London Stock Exchange Group and Refinitiv

Statement of the Department of Justice Antitrust Division on the Closing of Its Investigation of London Stock Exchange Group and Refinitiv

Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim of the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice issued the following statement today in connection with the closing of the division’s investigation into the proposed acquisition of Refinitiv by the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG):

“After an extensive review of the proposed transaction, the Antitrust Division determined that the combination of LSEG and Refinitiv is unlikely to result in harm to competition or American consumers.”

LSEG, headquartered in London, operates the London Stock Exchange, the Italian stock exchange, Borsa Italiana, and a number of other trading platforms for trading of stocks, other equity-like exchange traded products, bonds and derivatives. LSEG offers indexes such as the FTSE 100 and Russell 2000, analytical tools, and data solutions through its FTSE Russell business.

Refinitiv, headquartered in New York City, is one of the main providers of financial markets data and infrastructure. Refinitiv offers consolidated real-time and non-real time data feeds of stocks and other discrete content, and desktop solutions and terminals for financial industry professionals. It also supplies foreign exchange benchmarks and controls several electronic trading venues in various asset classes.

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/statement-department-justice-antitrust-division-closing-its-investigation-london-stock

Source: 8kun Notables, DoJ Antitrust Statement on investigation of London Stock Exchange Group and Refinitiv

U.S. To Increase Cooperation With Russia In Counterterrorism

U.S. To Increase Cooperation With Russia In Counterterrorism

In an oped printed in The Washington Post yesterday, U.S. National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien declared the U.S. and the Russian Federation would look in the coming month to increase cooperation in counterterrorism. Some cooperation has continued in recent years despite Western sanctions against Moscow, with each side providing tips regarding possible terror attacks in the other country, allowing security forces to intervene.

“Another area of potential cooperation with Russia is counterterrorism. Both Russia and the United States have had their homelands attacked by violent extremists. U.S. officials will likely engage with their Russian intelligence and law enforcement counterparts on such matters in the coming months,” Robert O’Brien said, reported Russian state news agency TASS.

https://tsarizm.com/news/eastern-europe/2020/08/03/u-s-to-increase-cooperation-with-russia-in-counterterrorism/

Source: 8kun Notables, U.S. To Increase Cooperation With Russia In Counterterrorism

New York Times Op-ed: ‘Let’s Scrap the Presidential Debates’

New York Times Op-ed: ‘Let’s Scrap the Presidential Debates’

The New York Times published an op-ed Monday morning titled “Let’s Scrap the Presidential Debates,” arguing that they play too great a role in helping voters choose the president. Journalist Elizabeth Drew assures readers that she is not worried that Biden will lose the debates. “This, by the way, isn’t written out of any concern that Donald Trump will prevail over Joe Biden in the debates; Mr. Biden has done just fine in a long string of such contests,” she writes. The point, she says, is that the debates are meaningless — “that ‘winning’ a debate, however assessed, should be irrelevant, as are the debates themselves.” She argues: Nervous managers of the scheduled 2020 presidential debates are shuffling the logistics and locations to deal with the threat of the coronavirus. But here’s a better idea: Scrap them altogether. And not for health reasons. The debates have never made sense as a test for presidential leadership. In fact, one could argue that they reward precisely the opposite of what we want in a president. When we were serious about the presidency, we wanted intelligence, thoughtfulness, knowledge, empathy and, to be sure, likability. It should also go without saying, dignity. Yet the debates play an outsize role in campaigns and weigh more heavily on the verdict than their true value deserves.

Drew calls Trump “the most disastrous president in our history” and complains that the 2016 presidential debates “became simply another tool in his arsenal.” Others on the left have also argued that former Vice President Biden should not debate Trump. Times columnist Thomas Friedman wrote last month that Biden should not debate Trump without real-time fact-checking — though Biden has a long history (in 2008, and 2012) of factual errors in debates. Joe Lockhart, a former press aide to President Bill Clinton, advised Biden last week at CNN.com: “Whatever you do, don’t debate Trump.”
https://www.breitbart.com/2020-election/2020/08/03/new-york-times-op-ed-lets-scrap-the-presidential-debates/
Let’s Scrap the Presidential Debates
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/03/opinion/trump-biden-presidential-debates-2020.html
https://ballotpedia.org/Presidential_debates,_2020
https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/27/opinions/biden-trump-presidential-election-lockhart/index.html

Source: 8kun Notables, New York Times Op-ed: ‘Let’s Scrap the Presidential Debates’