Canadian astronauts will start flying to the moon in 2023 with NASA's Artemis missions –

  1. Canadian astronauts will start flying to the moon in 2023 with NASA’s Artemis missions
  2. Canadian astronaut to orbit moon in 2023  CBC News
  3. A Canadian astronaut will join NASA’s Artemis mission around the Moon  The Verge
  4. One small step for man, one giant leap for Canada  CityNews Toronto
  5. The Orion spacecraft is now 15 years old and has flown into space just once  Ars Technica
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Pence to publicly receive Covid vaccine on Friday, Biden as soon as next week – NBC News

  1. Pence to publicly receive Covid vaccine on Friday, Biden as soon as next week  NBC News
  2. Pence visits vaccine manufacturing facility  WTHR
  3. Scoop: Vice President Pence to receive televised vaccine shot  Axios
  4. Mike Pence to receive COVID-19 vaccine Friday; Joe Biden will get vaccinated as soon as next week  USA TODAY
  5. Pence, other Trump officials to get vaccine publicly | TheHill  The Hill
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The Brief Podcast: Peter Schweizer and Biden Corruption

Joe and Hunter Biden

When 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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Stimulus checks expected in next round of coronavirus relief

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

Report Alleges China's 'Mass Surveillance' Of Americans Using Caribbean Cell Networks

Report Alleges China’s ‘Mass Surveillance’ Of Americans Using Caribbean Cell Networks
Tyler Durden
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. 

“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.

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Source: Zero Hedge, Report Alleges China’s ‘Mass Surveillance’ Of Americans Using Caribbean Cell Networks

Harden speaks, sheds little light on future with Rockets

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)

Report: Former Trump appointee promoted dangerous "herd immunity" approach

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

Brexit: pets will need papers for travel to EU and Northern Ireland

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.

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Source: The Guardian Politics, Brexit: pets will need papers for travel to EU and Northern Ireland