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hen damning evidence emerged in October that members of Joe Biden’s family appeared to have engaged in brazen acts of influence peddling to several foreign governments –including China– the liberal mainstream media launched a shameful campaign of suppression. They called it a lie and “Russian disinformation”. In fact, it was the Biden-loving media that was guilty of disinformation. Anyone who dared to report on the evidence was mocked, ridiculed, and demeaned.
Journalists, who once cared about the truth, abdicated their core function of reporting the news. The media’s conduct was unethical, dishonest, and disgraceful. They did it without conscience to help Joe Biden defeat Donald Trump in the November election. Only after the election did additional evidence emerge proving that the original reports were true. Now that the media’s acts of malfeasance have been exposed, there is no expression of regret or remorse. They simply pretend that it never happened.
No one should ever believe the media again. They have sown the seeds of their own demise.
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Pakistan approved a law Tuesday allowing for the chemical castration of sex offenders, in part a response to public outcry over the recent gang rape of a mother on a motorway.
Source: Breitbart, Pakistan Approves Law Allowing Chemical Castration of Sex Offenders
armytimes.com – A $18 million grant from the DoD will fund a new center, The Virtual Prototyping of Ground Systems Center, at the university.
Source: Defense TV, Army partners with Clemson to create autonomous armored vehicle models
On Tuesday afternoon, Jefferson County Schools published a letter saying that its schools would be totally closed on Wednesday for the first snow day of the year.
Source: Fox News, West Virginia school district gives snow day so kids, families can ‘make memories’
A programming flaw in a control computer can cause the rear camera, turn signals and windshield wipers to malfunction.
Source: NBC, Honda recalls 1.4M U.S. vehicles for software, other problems
‘It’s the worst thing I could ever see in my life’
Source: The Daily Caller, Truck Driver Who Plowed Into 20 Cyclists, Killed 5 Charged With DUI
Congressional leaders are negotiating a $900 billion coronavirus relief bill that is expected to include stimulus checks of about $600 per person. CBS News chief congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes and the Washington Post’s Eugene Scott join CBSN’s “Red & Blue” to break down the latest on the talks and when relief could be in the hands of Americans.
Source: CBS, Stimulus checks expected in next round of coronavirus relief
Wed, 12/16/2020 – 18:50
New technical analysis compiled by a veteran cybersecurity expert previously at Mobileum, a mobile security company whose job it is to track threats to mobile operators, has detailed likely efforts of Chinese intelligence to surveil US mobile phone subscribers using phone networks out of the Caribbean.
Gary Miller, who has since started the cybersecurity company Exigent Media, has alleged and detailed to The Guardian that China is engaged in “active” surveillance attacks through foreign telecoms operators.
The Guardian report offers little to nothing in the way of forensic or technical evidence to back the claims, but is reliant merely on Miller’s track record of expertise as an industry insider. There have been similar allegation in the past, particularly a prior similar 2018-2019 report titled Far From Home.
Some of the details of the alleged China snooping are as follows:
“At the heart of the allegations are claims that China, using a state-controlled mobile phone operator, is directing signaling messages to US subscribers, usually while they are travelling abroad.
Signaling messages are commands that are sent by a telecoms operators across the global network, unbeknownst to a mobile phone user. They allow operators to locate mobile phones, connect mobile phone users to one another, and assess roaming charges. But some signaling messages can be used for illegitimate purposes, such as tracking, monitoring, or intercepting communications.“
Miller claims that among US telecoms providers it’s a bit of an “open secret” but that “No one in the industry wants the public to know the severity of ongoing surveillance attacks.”
The findings appear to center on Signaling System 7 (SS7), a communications protocol which routes calls and data around the world. Analysts have long decried its inherent weaknesses and security vulnerabilities.
China’s Communist Party (CCP) seems to be implementing a multidimensional strategy in the Caribbean, reaping economic, political and potentially military gains a few miles offshore the United States. https://t.co/cb692ZoyGl
— Joaquín Ortega (@ortegabrothers) December 10, 2020
“I want the public to know about it,” Miller said. “Once you get into the tens of thousands, the attacks qualify as mass surveillance, which is primarily for intelligence collection and not necessarily targeting high-profile targets,” Miller told The Guardian further.
“It might be that there are locations of interest, and these occur primarily while people are abroad,” Miller described.
“China reduced attack volumes in 2019, favoring more targeted espionage and likely using proxy networks in the Caribbean to conduct its attacks, having close ties in both trade and technology investment,” he alleged further.
The storm comes as the nation is in the grip of COVID-19.
Source: CBS, Winter storm brings dangerous conditions to Northeast
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December 16, 2020
After reportedly looking for a way out of Houston and skipping the start of Rockets training camp, James Harden finally took questions from the media Wednesday while hardly clearing up what has become a sticky situation.
The eight-time All-Star finally took the court Tuesday night for the first time under new Rockets head coach Stephen Silas. He had 12 points and four assists in 21 minutes against the San Antonio Spurs and said it felt good to be on the court again.
Whether or not he will continue to take the court for the team remains an unanswered question.
“Right now, I’m just focused on being here,” Harden said. “Today was good. Yesterday felt really good being out there for the first time since the bubble. I haven’t really had an opportunity to do a lot of five-on-five work. But for my first time being out there, I felt pretty good.”
As for his whereabouts during his early absence from training camp, Harden offered little details. He went to Las Vegas and posted pictures on social media attending the birthday party of rapper Lil Baby in Atlanta.
“I was just training,” Harden said when asked if he was trying to make a point about being elsewhere at the start of camp.
And why were Atlanta and Las Vegas better locales than Houston?
“Just my personal trainers,” he said.
According to ESPN, Harden’s preferred trade destinations are to the Brooklyn Nets or Philadelphia 76ers. The Rockets not only have a new coach, they traded superstar Russell Westbrook to the Washington Wizards in an intriguing deal that brought back another superstar in guard John Wall.
It seems a long shot that Wall and Harden become the next tag-team duo in Houston, although Harden said Wednesday that he has not talked to new general manager Rafael Stone about the matter.
“Since I’ve been here, there’s nothing that’s been said about it,” said Harden, who did not arrive in Houston until Dec. 8, two days after training camp started. He did not set foot into camp until Monday once he was cleared to practice.
“Everybody in the locker room and the coaching staff has been focused on ramping up and preparing for the season,” Harden said. “So, that’s all that matters.”
It’s just that his trade request might hinder that focus. The Rockets won’t know who they will be this season until they get some type of closure on the subject.
“I can only focus on right now, and for me, the best James Harden is making sure I’m in shape,” Harden said. “Like I said, I hadn’t even had an opportunity to play five-on-five.
“Individual workouts, when you do individual basketball training, is great, but as every NBA player can agree, there’s nothing like five-on-five training, the physicality, making reads and things like that.”
In 11 NBA seasons, Harden has averaged 25.2 points, 5.3 rebounds and 6.3 assists in 833 career games. He spent his first three seasons with the Oklahoma City Thunder, after becoming the No. 3 overall selection in the 2009 draft.
Capturing his third straight scoring title, Harden averaged 34.3 points with 6.6 rebounds and 7.5 assists over 68 games last season.
(Field Level Media)
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A former Trump adviser reportedly encouraged top health officials to allow “herd immunity” as the nation’s strategy against coronavirus. Politico obtained internal emails between Paul Alexander and other officials in which he appears to urge the government to let millions of Americans to become infected. Politico health reporter Dan Diamond joins CBSN’s “Red and Blue” anchor Elaine Quijano with more on his reporting.
Source: CBS, Report: Former Trump appointee promoted dangerous “herd immunity” approach
From 1 January, pet owners must apply for a health certificate from vets allowed to deal with exports
Dog, cat and ferret owners will have to follow new rules if they wish to travel to the EU or to Northern Ireland with their pet following Brexit, it emerged on Wednesday.
From 1 January, people travelling from Britain with pets and assistance dogs will need to ensure they have an animal health certificate (AHC) instead of a pet passport no earlier than 10 days before travel, the UK government said on its website.
Source: The Guardian Politics, Brexit: pets will need papers for travel to EU and Northern Ireland
c4isrnet.com – AWS alleges “even more egregious” mistakes in the DoD’s re-award of the JEDI cloud to Microsoft.
December 16, 2020
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Neighbors of the president say he has violated the 1993 agreement he made with Palm Beach that allowed him to convert a private residence into a moneymaking club.
Source: Failing New York Times, A Glitch in Trump’s Plan to Live at Mar-a-Lago: A Pact He Signed Says He Can’t
Democrats on the San Francisco School Board are pushing to have President Abraham Lincoln’s name removed from Lincoln High School, because he didn’t care enough for Black lives.
Source: Fox News, Gutfeld on San Francisco’s push to rename schools
Former President George W. Bush has sent out holiday cards with a pointed message about a hopeful new year as President Donald Trump continues to deny his election loss.
Donald Trump Jr., the eldest son of President Donald Trump, will travel to Georgia on Friday and Saturday to campaign with Sen. David Perdue (R-GA).
Source: Breitbart, Donald Trump Jr. to Campaign in Georgia with David Perdue
A South African farmer was reportedly mauled to death on Sunday by his pet hippo, which he had previously referred to as “like a son to me.”
Source: Fox News, Man mauled to death by pet hippo who said animal was ‘like a son’
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has announced a multistate lawsuit against Google for the online search giant’s alleged “anti-competitive conduct” in the online advertising industry
Source: ABC, Texas AG announces multistate lawsuit against Google
After his government-informant deal fell through, mob boss Anthony Casso, who admitted to participating in the murders of 36 people, tells Ed Bradley he was the one cheated.
Source: CBS, The Most Feared Gangster
Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence and the New York Jets are three weeks away from being married for the duration of the future superstar’s NFL career.
Source: Fox News, Trevor Lawrence on potentially playing for Jets: ‘Ready to take on whatever challenge it is’