More coronavirus restrictions will be in place for the 20 holiday parties that are planned than there were for the White House party on election night.
Source: Failing New York Times, It’s Holiday Party Season at the White House. Masks Are Encouraged, but Not Required.
The heavily-redacted documents do not name the individuals who were potentially involved.
Source: NBC, DOJ investigating potential White House ‘bribery-for-pardon’ scheme
The federation settled with the U.S. women’s national soccer team in regard to conditions such as team travel, but did not admit any wrongdoing or discrimination.
Source: NBC, U.S. Soccer reaches settlement with World Cup women’s team on work conditions — but not pay
Kevin Durant used to worry about how he would play.
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He is expected to wear the boot for several weeks during his recovery.
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Two of four women charged in a South Florida prostitution sting that also involved New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft have taken plea deals this week, court records show.
Source: Fox News, Women plead guilty in sex sting involving Patriots owner
We’re a great team
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breitbart.com – NRSC Chairman Todd Young announced on Tuesday that the organization raised $75 million in fundraising ahead of the Georgia Senate runoffs.
Source: George News, NRSC Raises ‘Unprecedented’ Million for Georgia Senate Elections
ATLANTA — National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) Chairman Todd Young (R-IN) announced on Tuesday that the organization raised an “unprecedented” $75 million in fundraising ahead of the pivotal Georgia Senate runoffs.
Source: Breitbart, NRSC Raises ‘Unprecedented’ Million for Pivotal Georgia Senate Elections
President Trump’s second son Eric told Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo that his parents’ “sloppy divorce” helped him develop a thick skin.
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Former President Obama said political candidates lose support when using “snappy” slogans like “defund the police,” in an interview scheduled to be released Wednesday.Obama told Peter Hamby, who …
Source: The Hill, Obama: You lose people with ‘snappy’ slogans like ‘defund the police’
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‘He never knew that my mother passed’
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In a 2005 interview, former astronaut Neil Armstrong discussed how it felt to walk on the moon, and why he shunned the fame that came from it.
Source: CBS, The moon landing at 50: Neil Armstrong in his own words
Mike Tomlin isn’t into hypotheticals. The longtime Pittsburgh Steelers coach prefers to deal with what is happening, not what might happen.
Source: Fox News, Game on? Steelers, Ravens set to finally meet … maybe
December 1, 2020
(Reuters) – American Airlines Group Inc and United Airlines are pausing plans to operate non-stop flights to Shanghai from the United States, CNBC reported on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter.
The plan to pause operations comes following reports of lengthy waits facing airline crews upon arrival, limited local accommodations and restrictions on their movement in China, the CNBC report https://www.cnbc.com/2020/12/01/american-united-pause-plans-for-nonstop-flights-to-china-due.html?__source=twitter%7Cmain said.
The airlines will instead route the flights with a stop in South Korea, the people said, according to the report.
American and United did not immediately respond to Reuters’ requests for comment.
(Reporting by Arunima Kumar in Bengaluru; Editing by Amy Caren Daniel)
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A top Georgia elections official on Tuesday lashed out angrily at the rhetoric surrounding the election and the threats of violence that have resulted. Gabriel Sterling specifically called on President Donald Trump to rein in his supporters. (Dec. 1)
Source: USA Today, Georgia elections official slams rhetoric
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December 1, 2020
(Reuters) – Space tourism company Virgin Galactic Holdings Inc said on Tuesday it had set a new test-flight window opening on Dec. 11, after pausing preparations last month due to COVID-19 restrictions imposed by New Mexico.
The Richard Branson-founded company said the rocket-powered test flight would also carry payloads for NASA as part of a contract announced on Monday.
The flight will test elements of the spacecraft’s customer cabin, stabilizers and flight controls during boost.
Virgin Galactic is aiming to obtain a commercial operating license from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration after conducting a certain number of test flights.
The test flight, initially planned from its New Mexico spaceport between Nov. 19-23, was put on hold after the state enacted a stay-at-home order through Nov. 30 amid surging coronavirus cases.
The December flight, pending good weather conditions and technical readiness, will be conducted by essential personnel only, with no guests or media onsite, Virgin Galactic said.
(Reporting by Uday Sampath in Bengaluru; Editing by Devika Syamnath)
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Starlink’s beta test is requiring participants to recognize Mars as a “free planet.”
It’s an unusual bit of fine print, and the implications go far beyond securing good internet on Earth.
SpaceX’s internet connectivity constellation Starlink, which began forming in May 2019, has started inviting interested fans to the “Better Than Nothing” beta test. While the final version aims to offer gigabit download speeds at low latency to anyone with a view of the sky, the beta is offering more like 50 to 150 megabits per second – hence the humble-brag test name.
But the Starlink terms of service, as spotted by Twitter account “WholeMarsBlog” and confirmed by Reddit moderator “Smoke-away,” require users to agree that “no Earth-based government has authority or sovereignty over Martian activities.”
Under section nine of the terms, SpaceX explains how services provided around the Earth or Moon will follow the law as governed by the state of California in the United States. But for Mars, the story changes a bit:
“For Services provided on Mars, or in transit to Mars via Starship or other colonization spacecraft, the parties recognize Mars as a free planet and that no Earth-based government has authority or sovereignty over Martian activities. Accordingly, Disputes will be settled through self-governing principles, established in good faith, at the time of Martian settlement.”
The comments highlight one of SpaceX’s biggest ambitions for the coming decades: to send the first humans to Mars and ultimately establish a city by 2050.
To achieve that goal, the firm is developing the Starship, a fully-reusable rocket measuring around 400 feet tall when paired with the booster. SpaceX wants to send the first cargo ships to the Red Planet in the next few years.
Elon Musk, SpaceX’s CEO, has commented before about the sort of government he’d like to see emerge on the planet. In a March 2018 interview, he predicted the city would operate on some sort of direct democracy. He compared it to the early United States, where representative democracy was most logical due to the sheer size of the nascent state.
“Everyone votes on every issue and that’s how it goes,” Musk explained. “There’s a few things I’d recommend. Keep laws short. […] Something suspicious is going on if there’s long laws.”
Not everyone follows Musk’s logic. Jim Pass, CEO of the Astrosociology Research Institute, told Inverse in April 2019 that he believed the determiner will be who is sponsoring the settlement. A religious organization could lead to a theocracy, whereas military types may lead to a more autocratic structure.
Like other features of the “Better Than Nothing” beta, it’s possible that Starlink’s terms right now don’t make it to the final version. The company is expected to start offering services in the United States and Canada by 2020, before moving to a larger breadth of the populated world by 2021.
The Inverse analysis – As with many of Musk’s projects, it seems Starlink includes some tongue-in-cheek references, too.
Another joke was spotted in the new Android app by Reddit user “joehalfrack.” In the app, an animated character called Dishy attempts to help. The easter egg, seemingly a reference to Microsoft Office’s much-hated “Clippy” assistant, is an example of the sort of references Musk likes to make, whether in his company’s products or on his personal Twitter account.
It’s difficult to imagine Starlink’s terms trumping international laws and treaties, but if the clause was designed to draw attention to the service it worked — how many other satellite broadband providers do you know that have people sharing their terms of service on Twitter?
Source: Zero Hedge, SpaceX Starlink User TOS Declares Mars As ‘Free Planet’
Just like Newsom
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