Angry WNBA Players Wear “Vote Warnock” Shirts Supporting GOP Sen. Loeffler’s Liberal Opponent After She Outs BLM’s Marxist Roots

Senator Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) spoke out this week against the Black Lives Matter movement.

Since Loeffler is a co-owner of the Atlanta Dream WNBA team this caused a huge amount of backlash from the cancel culture crowd.

Loeffler even accused the Black Lives Matter of being a Marxist organization that is against American principles.
She’s right!

No one is standing up against the radical Black Lives Matter Marxist movement like Senator Loeffler.
And she is being targeted because of it!

Now WNBA players are wearing “Vote Warnock” T-shirts supporting her liberal opponent after her honest remarks on the Black Lives Matter movement.

Loeffler should sell the team and cut her losses.

The WNBA obviously has no interest in supporting conservative Americans why should conservative Americans support the WNBA?

Breitbart.com reported.

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Stocks slip as markets await U.S. stimulus – Reuters

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Stocks stall and dollar squeezed as investors wait for stimulus – Reuters

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Trump hedges 'bomb' claim as US offers Lebanon aid after explosion

Trump hedges 'bomb' claim as US offers Lebanon aid after explosionUS President Donald Trump said Wednesday the deadly Beirut explosion may have been an accident, after raising eyebrows earlier suggesting it was an attack. Trump said it is still unclear what happened, although Lebanese officials have blamed the massive eruption on a poorly secured stockpile of highly volatile fertilizer ingredient ammonium nitrate. “It looks like a terrible attack,” he said.



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2 'surefire' election models reach opposite conclusions over 2020 outcome

President Donald J. Trump gives a thumbs-up as he disembarks Air Force One at Tampa International Airport in Tampa, Florida, Friday, July 31, 2020, where he was greeted by state and local officials. (Official White House photo by Joyce N. Boghosian)

Historian Allan Lichtman announced Wednesday that his statistical model, which has correctly predicted every presidential election since 1984, forecasts Joe Biden as the 2020 winner.

But there’s another model that also has outperformed the opinion polls, correctly forecasting the winner in 24 of the past 26 elections. It’s only misses came in the razor-thin Kennedy-Nixon election of 1960 and the Bush-Gore “hanging chad” race of 2000.

That model, by Professor Helmut Norpoth of Stony Brook University in New York, concluded Trump has a 91% chance of winning in November.

Lichtman, an author and history professor at American University, announced his prediction in an op-ed video for the New York Times.

CNBC noted Lichtman was in the minority of analysts who called it right in 2016, largely ignoring “the detailed cross-tab polling analyses and swing state bean counting that are often prioritized in modern political punditry.”

His model examines 13 different “Keys to the White House,” which emphasize the record of the incumbent party occupying the White House rather than the nominees themselves.

The keys, presented as true-false statements, favor a win for the incumbent party if true. But if six or more of the statements are false, the challenger is predicted to win.

Lichtman says seven of the keys were false, which means Biden will win.

Norpoth’s Primary Model takes a different approach, focusing on two factors: whether the incumbent party appears on the verge of losing power and whether a given candidate did better in the primaries than his or her opponent.

The statistical model is based on data from U.S. presidential elections going back to 1912.

In 2016, Norpoth contended the polls showing Hillary Clinton would win did not take into account who would actually vote in November. He wrote that “nearly all of us say, oh yes, I’ll vote, and then many will not follow through.”

In that election, he stood by his prediction that Trump had an 87% chance of winning despite the New York Times giving the Republican a 15% chance and the Huffington Post a 1% chance.

Norpoth noted that in the New Hampshire primary, Biden ended up in fifth place, in single digits. He said he didn’t know of any nominee who did so poorly in New Hampshire who went on to win in November.

Current opinion polling gives Joe Biden a double-digit lead over the president, much as they favor Clinton at the same point in 2016.

See Norpoth discussing the 2020 race with FBN’s Lou Dobbs:

See Norpoth stand by his prediction during the 2016 race:

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The cargo that blew up Beirut: Sailor REVEALS troubled history of doomed ship that brought TONS of explosive fertilizer to Lebanon

The explosion that devastated Beirut has been linked to a mishandled ammonium nitrate cargo confiscated from a foreign ship. Now a former crew member tells RT the vessel, owned by a dodgy businessman, was a disaster in the making.

Some 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate – a highly explosive fertilizer – went up in a terrifying blast in Beirut on Tuesday, Lebanese officials have said. The mushroom-shaped explosion left a wasteland where the city port stood, turning the surrounding buildings into ruins and killing more than 100 people. Thousands of others have been injured in a kilometers-wide radius. Personnel from the port authorities have been arrested while a probe has been launched into the mishandling of the dangerous material. But how did this ludicrously large cache end up in the Beirut port in the first place?

The ammonium nitrate cargo has been confiscated from the arrested vessel MV Rhosus, Lebanon’s Supreme Defense Council has confirmed. The ship is said to have entered Beirut port in September 2013 due to technical difficulties and was eventually banned from continuing its voyage. A deeper look into its history shows, however, that the vessel was a floating disaster, and trouble was brewing on it for quite some time.

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According to the MarineTraffic tracking portal, Rhosus was built in 1986 and has been through quite a number of owners. Its recent history began in 2012 when it was bought by Teto Shipping – a company registered in the Marshall Islands and owned by a Cyprus-based, Russian-born businessman, Igor Grechushkin – just about a year before it was seized by the Lebanese port authorities. The company itself was formed that same year and Rhosus appears to have been its only vessel. It is now becoming clear, however, that the ship could hardly have been called a worthy vessel, even then.

‘A bitter sailing experience’

The ship sailed under the Moldovan flag, and its crew was made up mostly of Ukrainians and Russians. The chilling messages they left on Russian-language forums dating back to 2012 paint a picture of nightmarish work conditions from the moment they took on the job. Facilities in a dismal state, extremely low salaries and back pay issues are constantly mentioned in the posts, which mostly served as warnings for fellow sailors considering contracts with the company.

A screenshot of a MarineTraffic.com page depicting Rhosus cargo ship.


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“Those, who worked [on the Rhosus] should be awarded ‘Hero’ titles,” one sailor wrote, in a message screenshotted by Telegram news channel Baza. “The ship has no refrigerating chamber” to store foodstuffs and even the master’s cabin had no sanitary conveniences, the message reads.

RT has contacted a former employee of Teto Shipping, who served onboard the ill-fated ship – and his account appears to perfectly support the crewmen’s allegations.

Semyon Nikolenko, who was hired as an electrical engineer for the MV Rhosus crew some time in 2012, says both the vessel and the company management were “not good.”


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“It was my first contract, my first [sailing] experience – and a bitter one,” the sailor, now living in Crimea, told RT. The ship’s owner was “all talk,” Nikolenko recalled, describing Igor Grechushkin as a “sly” man who did not deliver on his promises.

Even more alarmingly, the ship had lots of technical issues, including malfunctioning radars and trouble with its main engine. Nikolenko’s story suggests Grechushkin could not have cared less about the problems, as he only financed repairs when the ship’s deficiencies were registered by port authorities.

There were frequent inspections in the European ports, constant reprimands, arrests.

Nikolenko admitted that Teto Shipping often sought to resolve any issues with port authorities through bribes rather than through rectifying deficiencies. Shortly before arriving in Beirut, the ship had been under ‘arrest’ for two weeks in Seville, Spain, where the port authorities forced the company to install a backup generator since only one of the vessel’s power units was operational, the sailor recalled.

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Lebanon ARRESTS ALL port officials as images are thought to reveal the poorly stored ammonium nitrate which blew up Beirut

The man, who served more than seven months on the ship, quit the job just before Rhosus’ ill-fated trip that ended in the Port of Beirut.

Dead-end trip

In 2013, Rhosus picked up 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate in the Georgian port of Batumi and was expected to deliver it to Mozambique but never reached its destination due to the technical issues. Following an inspection by the Port State Control – an arm of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) – it was forbidden from leaving Port of Beirut.

By that time, the crew had already been reduced to a minimum, due to the “dangerous” nature of the cargo on board, Nikolenko says. A 2015 legal summary made by Lebanese law firm Baroudi & Associates suggests the vessel was then virtually abandoned both by the ship owner, who promptly declared his company bankrupt, and the cargo owners.

The captain of the ship and four other crew members were detained in Beirut and had to spend 11 months there before they were allowed to return home. Captain Boris Prokoshev filed a complaint against the ship owner in 2014, in which he said that the sailors had been left without salaries and food.

According to the captain, the vessel was arrested by the Lebanese over its failure to pay the port fee. Yet, he believes, it was an ill-advised move. “It was no use arresting this ship. They should have got rid of it as soon as possible,” Prokoshev told sibreal.org, adding that Beirut could also have safely disposed of the dangerous cargo. “If no one lays claim on the cargo then it belongs to no one,” Prokoshev said.

According to Baroudi & Associates, the ship’s dangerous cargo was moved to a port storage facility, where, apparently, it remained all these years. As for the fate of the troubled ship, which was last registered by the Marinetraffic tracker in the Beirut port close to the epicenter of the explosion, it might have sunk long before the port was devasted by the blast.

“It had a small hole in the hull. We had to pump out the water from time to time. Without the crew, there was no one to do that,” the captain said.

Mind-boggling violations

While for the MV Rhosus the jig was up then and there, the same cannot be said of its cargo, which remained a concern for Lebanese authorities for years to come. Security officials were aware of the danger posed by the ammonium nitrate cache and demanded that port officials remove it months before the disaster, local media reports have claimed. But the purported images of the storage site shared on social media appear to show that the authorities on the ground had a woefully inadequate understanding of how to properly store the explosion-prone chemicals. The photos seemingly show large bags stuffed with tons of fertilizer hastily lumped into a flimsy-looking warehouse – practically the same material that caused widespread destruction in Toulouse in 2001 and in Texas City in 1947.

In a grotesque twist, someone reportedly decided to store fireworks next to the combustible cache. The unofficial story goes that it took a welding job on the warehouse’s door to set them alight, which in turn triggered the massive explosion of ammonium nitrate, with varying estimates putting it as equivalent to one or several kilotons of TNT.

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Aftermath of an explosion in Beirut. ©Sputnik / Mikhail Alaeddin
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That may not be the whole story, however, and while the Lebanese government has ambitiously promised to reveal the results of its probe within “five days,” the disaster may have already pushed the crisis-stricken nation over the edge. Amid an outpouring of international support and heartwarming scenes of neighborly help, crowds took to the streets to protest the government, venting their discontent toward the overall state of the country, rocked by months of intense demonstrations. The blast has left between 200,000 and 300,000 people homeless in Beirut, multibillion dollar losses are being named, and the embattled nation now faces a deeper crisis than before.

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