‘There’s now one pro-democracy political party’: Steve Schmidt announces he’s a Democrat

On becoming a Democrat, former Republican strategist Steve Schmidt says “At the end of the day, there’s now one pro-democracy political party in the United States of America and that’s the Democratic Party. And I am a member of that party because of that. I’m a single issue voter. I believe in democracy.”

Source: MSDNC, ‘There’s now one pro-democracy political party’: Steve Schmidt announces he’s a Democrat

Michigan Legislature Committees Subpoena Election Evidence – Hard Drives, Laptops, Emails From Detroit and Suburb of Livonia

Michigan legislature committees on Tuesday subpoenaed election evidence from Detroit and the suburb of Livonia.

State lawmakers subpoenaed hard drives, laptops, emails, copy of all communications with poll workers and other election related evidence.

Via Just the News:

Concerned about possible election evidence being destroyed, members of a joint session of the Michigan Legislature’s House and Senate oversight committees on Tuesday voted to issue subpoenas to Detroit and the nearby suburb of Livonia demanding they surrender hard drives, emails, absentee voter counting board laptops and other election-related materials.

One Senate Democrat reportedly joined his Republican colleagues in supporting the subpoenas.

A Nov. 28 order memo from the State Bureau of Elections had followed the same protocol as prior elections and ordered the deletion by November 30 of “E-Pollbook laptops and flash drives … unless a petition for recount has been filed and the recount has not been completed, a post-election audit is planned but has not yet been completed, or the deletion of the data has been stayed by an order of the court or the Secretary of State.”

Michigan State Senator Ruth Johnson, the Republican who supported the subpoena effort, told Just the News she had previously signed the same deletion order while she was secretary of state but the unusual nature of the 2020 election meant circumstances had changed.

President Trump was ahead of Joe Biden in Michigan on election night when corrupt Democrat elections officials in Detroit stopped counting ballots.

Suddenly a big ballot dump of more than 130,000 votes 100% for Joe Biden appeared at 4:00 AM after Election Day as Democrat officials blocked GOP poll observers from viewing ballot counting.

One Michigan witness testified that dollies of ‘mail-in’ ballots were wheeled in at around 3 or 4 in the morning after Election Day.

The witness said everybody was “perplexed” that the ballots were coming in so late.

Click here to see the full demand of documents from the city of Detroit.

Click here to see the full demand of documents from the suburb of Livonia.

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Green Spam: Fed Joins Global Group For "Greening" Financial System

Green Spam: Fed Joins Global Group For “Greening” Financial System
Tyler Durden
Tue, 12/15/2020 – 19:05

As if the Fed didn’t have far bigger problems on its plate – like, for example, what it will do when the inflation it has been doing everything in its power to create finally materializes and how it will tighten financial conditions without sparking the biggest tantrum in history and sending risk assets plummeting, on Tuesday morning the following bizarre headline hit terminals around the world:

  • FED FORMALLY JOINS NETWORK FOR GREENING THE FINANCIAL SYSTEM

Immediately there were questions: does this mean the Fed will literally make it rain dollar bills to “green” the financial system, or is this another pathetic, desperate attempt to deflect attention from the Fed’s catastrophic actions that have pushed the world to the verge of collapse and only purchasing $1.3 trillion in assets every hour is preventing an all out collapse?

Turns out it was the latter, because it turns out that headlines was refering to a Fed announcement according to which the central bank formally joined the Network of Central Banks and Supervisors for Greening the Financial System, or NGFS as a less idiotically sounding acronym, as a member. Why is the Fed engaging in the disgusting virtue signaling of epic proportions? This is what it said: 

By bringing together central banks and supervisory authorities from around the world, NGFS supports the exchange of ideas, research, and best practices on the development of environment and climate risk management for the financial sector. The Board began participating in NGFS discussions and activities more than a year ago.

“As we develop our understanding of how best to assess the impact of climate change on the financial system, we look forward to continuing and deepening our discussions with our NGFS colleagues from around the world,” said Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome H. Powell.

Oh, so now the Fed cares about the environment? That’s so touching. But once we pass the virtue signaling stage, maybe Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome H. Powell can explain why the Fed’s explicitly enabled the emission of billions of CO2 gasses in the atmosphere as a result of its policy of keeping zombie companies – such as uber-polluting shale corporations – alive by depressing yields so low that any junk bond issue by an insolvent shale was snapped up in millisecond by yield starved managers of other people’s money.

What’s that? The Fed won’t touch that topic and instead it will point all media inquiries to its noble pursuit of “greening the financial system?” Well, that’s a surprise: one almost wonders if the Fed is joining this group, which also includes the European Central Bank, the Bank of England and the Bank of Japan, just so it has a way to deflect questions that touch on the Fed’s true nature of being – along with its Chinese central bank peer – the biggest enabler of massive global pollution.

And not just the Fed: one wonders if the true motive of all those billionaires who take their private jets to Davos year after year (their gargantuan carbon footprint clearly exempt from the rules they impose upon ordinary peasants) and virtue signal for days on end how the world has to fight global warming (without ever pointing the finger at their biggest sponsor, China), is likewise not quite as pure. But that’s impossible: it would suggest that the world’s “through leaders”, top politicians and top 0.001% richest are… hypocrites!?

Perish the thought. But before you do, consider that we have officially hit peak stupid, because in a note published by Bank of America last week, the bank’s chief economist actually asked the dumbest question possible: “Can the Fed address climate change?” Here is her answer:

Well, if the Fed is really committed to “greening”, it can start by hiking rates and making it impossible for shale zombies to keep raising billions in capital year after year, keeping their toxic operations. We won’t be holding our breath.

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Leaders in Congress Meet in Search of Stimulus and Spending Deals – The New York Times

  1. Leaders in Congress Meet in Search of Stimulus and Spending Deals  The New York Times
  2. Lawmakers in 11th-hour negotiations on COVID-19 relief  ABC News
  3. Pelosi and McConnell look to break stimulus stalemate with key meetings  POLITICO
  4. Covid stimulus bill held hostage by McConnell over corporate ‘get out of jail free’ cards  NBC News
  5. The COVID liability charade: Mitch McConnell’s demand is built on dishonest claims  New York Daily News
  6. View Full Coverage on Google News



Source: Google News, Leaders in Congress Meet in Search of Stimulus and Spending Deals – The New York Times

Trump's Staff Secretary Lyons to Leave White House This Month – Bloomberg

  1. Trump’s Staff Secretary Lyons to Leave White House This Month  Bloomberg
  2. White House takes victory lap on vaccines as Trump refuses to concede Electoral College defeat  Yahoo News
  3. Kayleigh McEnany refuses to follow McConnell admitting Trump election defeat  Guardian News
  4. Partisan divide hampers Covid vaccine trust-building effort  POLITICO
  5. Second $1200 Stimulus Check Still Possible This Year, But Chances Are Fading  CBSDFW
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Source: Google News, Trump’s Staff Secretary Lyons to Leave White House This Month – Bloomberg

Honda recalling 1.4 million U.S. vehicles

December 16, 2020

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Honda Motor Co said Tuesday it is recalling 1.4 million U.S. vehicles in four separate campaigns, including some linked to reported fires.

The Japanese automaker said one recall covers 268,000 2002-2006 model year CR-V vehicles to replace power window master switches. Honda said there had been no reported injuries, but 16 fires reported related to the issue.

Honda conducted a prior recall of the power window master switches in 2012. The new recall is in response to moisture-related failures of switches repaired under the previous action.

Honda is also recalling about 735,000 2018-2020 Accord and 2019-2020 Insight vehicles to update the Body Control Module software. A programming flaw could disrupt communication causing illumination of several warning lights and malfunction of electronic components, it said.

Honda is also issuing two recalls covering 430,000 Acura and Honda vehicles in 22 U.S. states to inspect and potentially replace front drive shafts. Both are in response to possible breakage of the drive shafts due to corrosion. No injuries have been reported in relation to the recalls, the company said.

(Reporting by David Shepardson, Editing by Rosalba O’Brien)

Rail fares in England to rise above inflation for first time since 2013

DfT announces shock 2.6% rise in March despite widespread calls for freeze to boost train usage

Rail fares across England will rise by 2.6% in 2021 after the government decided to increase prices above inflation for the first time since 2013.

The shock increase will take place in March, two months later than the usual annual rise, the Department for Transport announced.

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Source: The Guardian Politics, Rail fares in England to rise above inflation for first time since 2013

MPs say UK government strategy on Iran prisoners not working

Report says Foreign Office should formally declare detention of foreign nationals as ‘hostage taking’

The UK should do more to constrain Iran by proscribing the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps as a terrorist group and formally describe the Iranian practice of detaining British dual nationals as state hostage taking, the all-party foreign affairs select committee has said.

The report finds that the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office’s current approach to seeking the release of detainees is not working. There are least four British-Iranian dual-nationals either in jail, on a tag in Tehran or sentenced to lengthy jail terms, including Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe.

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Source: The Guardian Politics, MPs say UK government strategy on Iran prisoners not working

Brownfield sites prioritised in plan to build 300,000 homes a year in England

Ministers unveil strategy focusing on 20 largest cities, with aims of protecting countryside

Ministers have set out plans to prioritise building new homes in England’s cities as they aim to build 300,000 dwellings a year while protecting the countryside.

The government said on Wednesday that the proposals will encourage cities to plan for more family homes and to take advantage of vacant buildings and underused land to protect green spaces.

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Source: The Guardian Politics, Brownfield sites prioritised in plan to build 300,000 homes a year in England