Even the Outside of Hayabusa 2’s Sample Capsule has Asteroid Debris on it – Universe Today

  1. Even the Outside of Hayabusa 2’s Sample Capsule has Asteroid Debris on it  Universe Today
  2. Samples from Ryugu asteroid revealed after delivery to Earth  Mashable
  3. JAXA shows off charcoal-like rocks from Ryugu  SlashGear
  4. Astro Bob: Scientists love ‘lumps of coal’ in their Christmas stockings  Echo Press
  5. JAXA shows the sub-surface samples it collected from asteroid Ryugu  Yahoo Tech
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Health inspectors scrutinize crowding at Los Angeles malls, with several cited – KTLA Los Angeles

  1. Health inspectors scrutinize crowding at Los Angeles malls, with several cited  KTLA Los Angeles
  2. LA County Hospitals In A Crisis On Christmas Day As Officials Beg People To Stay Home  CBS Los Angeles
  3. State with one of the strictest lockdowns in the country has the most COVID cases  Fox News
  4. L.A. hospitals brace for post-Christmas COVID wave  Los Angeles Times
  5. Scientists probing whether new, more contagious strain of coronavirus from U.K. has reached Los Angeles  KTLA
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Ancient fast food eatery excavated in Pompeii: 'We know what they were eating that day' – USA TODAY

  1. Ancient fast food eatery excavated in Pompeii: ‘We know what they were eating that day’  USA TODAY
  2. Ancient snack stall uncovered in Pompeii, revealing bright frescoes and traces of 2,000-year-old street food  CNN
  3. Archaeologists unearth well-preserved ancient “snack bar” in Pompeii ruins  CBS News
  4. Archaeologists uncover ancient street food shop in Pompeii  Yahoo News
  5. Mallard to go? Dig of Pompeii fast-food place reveals tastes  The Associated Press
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Covid-19 Pandemic: Live Updates and News for Oct. 23, 2020 – Bloomberg

  1. Covid-19 Pandemic: Live Updates and News for Oct. 23, 2020  Bloomberg
  2. A Growing Number of Countries Find Cases of the New Virus Variant  The New York Times
  3. The latest on the coronavirus pandemic and vaccines: Live updates  CNN
  4. The Latest: Slovakia begins COVID-19 vaccinations  WBOY.com
  5. Canada records 1st cases of new virus variant  WOODTV.com
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Canada's Ontario finds two cases of virus variant first seen in UK – Reuters UK

  1. Canada’s Ontario finds two cases of virus variant first seen in UK  Reuters UK
  2. Ontario identifies U.K. COVID-19 variant in province  CBC News
  3. Canada records 1st cases of new virus variant  WOODTV.com
  4. Canadian officials confirm two cases of new COVID-19 strain seen in UK | TheHill  The Hill
  5. How much more dangerous is the new COVID-19 string? Read more Skip  eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News
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'Devastating consequences': Biden blasts Trump for not signing COVID relief bill before unemployment aid lapses – USA TODAY

  1. ‘Devastating consequences’: Biden blasts Trump for not signing COVID relief bill before unemployment aid lapses  USA TODAY
  2. Lindsey Graham says Trump wants to increase COVID-19 stimulus package – Business Insider  Business Insider
  3. Trump’s mind is elsewhere as unemployment benefits run out for millions of Americans  CNN
  4. Politics blunts Christmas as COVID aid uncertain  Yahoo News
  5. New Yorkers Call For COVID Relief From Federal Government  CBS New York
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Authorities arrest far-left journalist in connection with anti-cop firebombing

A far-left journalist working in Arkansas was among four suspects arrested last week in connection with firebombings of police vehicles amid Black Lives Matter protests over the summer.

Left-wing journalist Renea Baek Goddard is alleged to be associated with a group of three people who tossed a Molotov cocktail at an Arkansas State Police vehicle on Aug. 28 at state police headquarters. A fourth person allegedly helped toss Molotov cocktails toward Little Rock Police Department vehicles outside a department substation during a protest on Aug. 25.

Goddard has interned for Arkansas Public Media, reported for KUAR Public Radio and contributed to LGBT magazine Autostraddle, according to her LinkedIn and Medium pages.

“As more and more white supremacists try to rebrand themselves, journalists have a responsibility to be vigilant,” she wrote in a column for Truthout in 2019. “There needs to be an end to this farce that neutrality necessitates taking a centrist position.”

Her personal website, meanwhile, says that she “focuses on local and state news, but she also enjoys writing commentary on issues like mass incarceration, U.S militarism, and identity politics,” and “is interested in advocacy journalism.”

After a months-long investigation, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Arkansas alleged that Goddard, Brittany Jeffrey, Emily Nowlin and Aline Espinosa-Villegas were responsible for the targeted attacks on the police vehicles.

Goddard, Nowlin and Espinosa-Villegas are being charged in connection with the Aug. 28 incident, during which they also allegedly slashed police car tires, while Jeffrey is being charged for allegedly helping to carry out the Aug. 25 attack.

“Today’s arrests send a message that violence targeted toward law enforcement will not be tolerated,” U.S. Attorney Cody Hiland said in a statement.

“Breaking into a police compound and fire bombing a police vehicle with a homemade explosive device is clearly not a peaceful protest.”

He added, “Those who would target law enforcement with violent acts will not do so in the Eastern District of Arkansas without the full resources of the federal government being deployed to assist our state and local partners in bringing those responsible to justice. They will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”

Goddard had been previously arrested and charged with obstructing government operations while violating a local curfew during a protest on June 2, The Post-Millenial reported.

The other three suspects have also been linked to far-left activism.

Jeffrey reportedly live-streamed her arrest on Facebook, and the video showed her refusing to exit her car until the officers told her what the federal warrant was for, according to The Post-Millennial.

The video ended after her phone was confiscated, and she has since been released from police custody, the outlet reported.

Jeffrey has led other Black Lives Matter protests following the death of George Floyd and has been arrested a number of times.

Espinosa-Villegas, a transgender Chilean national, has also been arrested multiple times following protests and was being held at Pulaski County Detention Center without bond on federal charges, according to The Post-Millenial.

Nowlin faces charges of misdemeanor disorderly conduct, in addition to the firebombing charges, for allegedly blocking traffic during a June 2 protest.

The four defendants made their first court appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Joe Volpe on Dec. 17.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

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Federal unemployment benefits expire without signature on COVID-19 relief – KARE11.com

  1. Federal unemployment benefits expire without signature on COVID-19 relief  KARE11.com
  2. Unemployment benefits set to expire l GMA  Good Morning America
  3. ‘We don’t know what to do’: Last day of federal pandemic unemployment benefits  KETV Omaha
  4. Millions of Americans lose jobless benefits as $900B relief bill sits on President Trump’s desk  Yahoo Finance
  5. Half a million Pennsylvanians to lose unemployment benefits  WHYY
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One in 1,000 Americans have died from Covid-19 – The Independent

  1. One in 1,000 Americans have died from Covid-19  The Independent
  2. How quickly the US lost 1 in 1,000 Americans to Covid-19  CNN
  3. VIRUS TODAY: US leads virus deaths, global count tops 80M  Washington Post
  4. COVID has killed 1 in 1,000 people in the U.S.  New York Daily News
  5. Saturday Night Social: Not to Be a Downer but 1 in 1,000 Americans Died of Covid This Year  Jezebel
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Republican Senators Divided Over Trump's Call for $2,000 Stimulus Checks – Newsweek

  1. Republican Senators Divided Over Trump’s Call for $2,000 Stimulus Checks  Newsweek
  2. Unemployment benefits lapse for jobless Americans as Trump holds out on signing relief bill  CNN
  3. Expanded unemployment benefits to lapse with relief bill in limbo  Axios
  4. New Yorkers Call For COVID Relief From Federal Government  CBS New York
  5. Covid-19 Aid Bill Remains Uncertain as Trump Calls for Larger Payments  The Wall Street Journal
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Browns’ Jarvis Landry, Rashard Higgins, Donovan Peoples-Jones, KhaDarel Hodge, B.J. Goodson, Jacob Phillips o – cleveland.com

  1. Browns’ Jarvis Landry, Rashard Higgins, Donovan Peoples-Jones, KhaDarel Hodge, B.J. Goodson, Jacob Phillips o  cleveland.com
  2. Cleveland Browns down four wide receivers vs. New York Jets due to COVID-19 protocols  ESPN
  3. The Numbers To Know For Week 16 | The Numbers Game | New York Jets vs. Cleveland Browns  New York Jets
  4. Browns close facility, delay flight to New Jersey after positive COVID-19 test  NBC4 WCMH-TV
  5. Browns place four WRs, including Jarvis Landry, on COVID-19 list  NFL.com
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The End Game

The End Game

Authored by Kevin Smith and Tavi Costa via Crescat Capital,

Dear Investors:

Markets are cyclical. Today, stocks trade at record high valuations while commodities are historically undervalued in relation. The setup is in place for a macro pivot in the relative performance of these two asset classes. Comparable conditions were present with the 1972 Nifty Fifty and 2000 Dotcom bubbles as we show in the chart below.

As capital seeks to redeploy towards the highest growth and lowest valuation opportunities, we expect analytically minded investors will soon be rotating, if not stampeding, out of expensive deflation-era growth equities and fixed income securities and into cheap hard assets, creating a reversal in the 30-year declining trend of money velocity.

Today’s Modern Monetary Theory world with its double barreled fiscal and monetary stimulus is crashing head on with an accumulation of years of declining investment in the basic industries such as materials, energy, and agriculture. In our analysis, the “end game” for the Fed’s twin asset bubbles in stocks and bonds is inflation. We can already see it developing on the commodity front.

The scarcity of jobs and abundance of debt were factors preventing the economy from reaching its full growth potential even before Covid-19. Such have been the concepts underlying the output gap, the theoretical paradox that is thought to have held inflation in check over the course of the last business cycle. But based on comparable historic periods, the macro setup for inflation is more likely to be kicked off by an input gap, i.e., shortages in the primary resources needed for both a strong reserve currency and economic growth at the same time as policy makers pull out their biggest bazookas yet to boost aggregate demand. We expect a new wave of rising commodity prices, set up by past underinvestment in basic resources, to soon ripple through the global supply chain creating a headwind for real living standards. Welcome to the Great Reset.

The global economy is at risk of commodity supply shock inflation, something we have not experienced since the 1970s. Both the Bloomberg Commodities Index and the US 30-year inflation expectations are now re-testing a 12-year resistance line. A significant breakout from here would be a big shift in the macro investing landscape. Yes, the aging demographics problem and significant technological advancements are deflationary tailwinds. But in our view, the key reason why consumer prices have not gone higher is due to a long-standing period of depressed commodity prices, a trend which we think is about to change.

The Constrained Supply for Gold

When it comes to scarce commodities, at Crescat, we have an affinity first and foremost for gold and silver, the monetary metals that are among the most supply constrained resources on the planet. Coincidentally, they are facing a new surge of investor demand.

On the supply side, in the disinflationary environment since the precious metals mining industry’s prior peak in 2011, gold and silver miners have been criticized by investors as being capital destroyers. As a result, the industry’s spending discipline in the last decade has swung completely the other way. The majors have underinvested in replacing their reserves creating a supply cliff for the industry while also substantially boosting free cash flow.

Contributing to the supply shortage, the number of major new gold discoveries by year, i.e., greater than 2 million Troy ounces, has been in a declining secular trend for 30 years including the cyclical boost between 2000 and 2007. At Crescat, we have been building an activist portfolio of gold and silver mining exploration companies that we believe will kick off a new cyclical surge in discoveries over the next several years from today’s depressed levels.

Gold mining exploration expense industrywide, down sharply since 2012, has been one of the issues adding to the supply problems today. Crescat is providing capital to the industry to help reverse this trend.

Since 2012, there has also been a declining trend of capital expenditures toward developing new mines. From a macro standpoint, gold prices are likely to be supported by this lack of past investment until these trends are dramatically reversed over the next several years. Credit availability for gold and silver mining companies completely dried up over the last decade. Companies were forced to buckle up and apply strict capital controls to financially survive during that period. Investors demanded significant reductions in debt and equity issuances while miners had to effectively tighten up operational costs, cut back investment, and prioritize the quality of their balance sheet assets.

It is important to consider that the last times this industry had been acting in a similarly conservative fashion, metal prices were at historically low-price levels. This time, however, we are seeing corporate discipline with gold prices remaining near all-time highs. As a result, the major producers today have surprisingly swung into being cash flow machines. They are enjoying more free cash flow than they had in the past 25 years, an incredibly bullish setup for the entire industry, especially the smaller exploration focused players that Crescat is overweight in today. The majors are in a great position to harvest cash for the next few years. But they are also facing a supply cliff because they have not replaced their reserves. Over the next several years, they will need to make acquisitions in the exploration segment to rebuild them. 

The Demand Side for Gold

On the demand side, the first key macro driver for the price of gold is central bank debt monetization, which drives increasing inflation expectations and investor demand for inflation protection for accumulated savings. Today, money printing through central bank balance sheet expansion is widely accepted and embraced. It is the only viable policy as a way out of the otherwise deflationary global debt burden, at a historic high of 365% of worldwide GDP. With deficits at World War II levels in the US, we expect money printing to be the path of least resistance among policy makers towards easing debt burdens and reconciling many of today’s economic imbalances, though it will likely come at a cost to savers who are invested in overvalued traditional financial assets.

As we show in the chart below, gold underperformed the pace of global money printing from 2011 to 2018. But since the Repo Crisis in 2019 and the coronavirus led recession that followed, global QE has been accelerating to the upside once again. Gold is being pulled up with it. Our near-term target price for gold is north of $3,000 per Troy oz. based on our macro model shown below that plots the price of gold vs. the aggregation of the top eight central bank balance sheets. This target will almost certainly be rising in the near-term with $5.8 trillion just in US Treasuries alone maturing in 2021 and much of that needing to be rolled over and funded by the lender of last resort.

The Fed, the printer of the world reserve currency, has given itself, and by extension its central bank counterparts around the world, the green light to err on the side of inflation. The US central bank has declared that it can exceed its 2% inflation target temporarily abandoning one side of its dual mandate to favor the other side of it which is full employment. So, err on the side of inflation, the Fed almost certainly will.

Inflation is a toothpaste that sovereign Treasuries and their central banks throughout history have struggled putting back in the tube once they have let it out. In practice, inflation is driven as much by the expectations and actions of consumers and investors, which occur with lags and at unknown multiplier effects in relation to interest rate and quantity of base money policies. When consumer and investor psychology shift toward recognizing and acting upon rising inflation, however, inflation becomes highly reflexive, i.e., circular and self-reinforcing. 

The second key macro driver for upward trending gold prices on the demand side today is declining real interest rates, which are a combined reflection of central bank interest rate suppression tactics and investors’ rising inflation expectations. The recent plunge lower in real yields (shown inverted in the chart below) has diverged from the price of gold signaling a strong impending move upward again in the metal.

The outlook for gold all ties back to the bigger macro imbalances we see in the US economy today. The Federal Reserve is crippled in its ability to prevent inflation and instead has become the funding mechanism through its massive purchases of US Treasuries that enables the US government to run a large fiscal deficit. The Fed essentially has no independence in the matter. It must fund the government’s fiscal stimulus programs as the lender of last resort. And as the repo crisis showed, the liquidity is also necessary in the short run to prevent the equity and corporate bond markets from collapsing, but this is very shortsighted because rising commodity prices and real-world inflation, that is the byproduct of the newly printed money, is the killer of record overvalued financial assets.

Three Comparable Macro Setups in History

We expect inflation expectations to continue to rise at a faster rate than nominal interest rates. This is ultimately a self-reinforcing catalyst to drive investors out of overvalued stocks and credit and into scarce commodities including precious metals and oil, which is exactly what happened in three similar macro setups to today:

1. During the dotcom bust at the turn of the century, the NASDAQ Composite declined 78% over two and a  half years, a period during which gold stocks diverged to the upside to begin a five-fold march upward over the next seven years, while energy and industrial commodities also caught fire.

2. In the 1974-74 bear market, the S&P 500 declined 50% in two years while gold mining stocks increased five-fold at the same time as oil prices skyrocketed during the 1973 Arab Oil Embargo and a decade of stagflation was born.

We showed the supply cliff setup for gold earlier, but it important to note that there is a supply shortage in oil setting up as well today that could give the Middle East the upper hand not unlike the 1970s.

3. The third comparable period, also highly apt for today, was coming out of the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918 and 1919. At that time, the health crisis had severely limited the industrial capacity of the economy, leading to major supply shortages of raw materials and causing commodity inflation at the same time as the world began to heal from the flu pandemic. The rise in wholesale prices became a global phenomenon. Grocery stores began hoarding inventories to sell at higher prices, forcing governments to intervene and criminalize these actions to avoid an even larger hit to the consumer. The cost of living surged and prompted major labor union protests on the streets demanding higher wages and salaries only exacerbating the problem. Inflation surged above 20% in 1920 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average began a decline of 47% from peak to trough from 1920 to 1921 while the world emerged from the pandemic. We will not go there in depth now, but this was the same time that a whole different kind of inflation was arising in Germany from newly printed money to pay off accumulated war debts.

The Opportunity for Activist Gold Exploration

As we showed above, the underinvestment in most of the last decade in the gold mining industry will soon send the majors scrambling to invest their near term soaring free cash flow in the most prospective new gold and silver deposits being explored today. These properties are in the hands of the extremely undervalued and ultra-depressed small cap segment of the mining industry, the junior explorers, a group that has been through a brutal, capital starved bear market that effectively lasted ten years. The whole industry completed a double-bottom retest by successfully holding above its 2015 lows and rebounding sharply to lead all industries in stock price performance coming off the March 2020 correction. We think there is much more performance ahead for this industry as it is still in the early stages of a new secular bull market.

We are confident that within the precious metals mining industry, the most value for shareholders will be created from the small cap exploration segment of the industry over the next several years. We think Crescat’s Precious Metals Fund and SMA strategy have already started to demonstrate that potential in 2020.

By working with world-renowned exploration geologist, Quinton Hennigh as Crescat’s geologic and technical advisor, Crescat has already created an activist portfolio of over 50 companies where we are among the largest shareholders of a targeted 200 million ounces new high-grade gold equivalent discoveries. We plan to continue to grow these targeted ounces while getting the needed investment capital to our companies to prove out these economic ounces through drilling and discovery.

Crescat’s activist fund is a large and significant capital deployment opportunity. We are currently seeking a select group of right-minded institutional partners who can understand and appreciate the focus, scale, and timeliness of what we have set out to accomplish in this fund. 

Our activist portfolio is positioned ahead of a likely major new wave of M&A by the large and mid-tier producers which is still to come as they necessarily must replace their reserves through acquisition. We also have a handful of holdings that we call keepers, the cream of the crop companies that control the unquestionably new world class, high grade gold and silver deposits that will catapult them into the next great mid and large cap gold producers in the industry over the course of the new secular bull market.

To be frank, buying gold or silver is not a contrarian investment position today. There are enough people in agreement with the idea that all government backed fiat currencies are doomed to some level of devaluation through inflation due to the level of fiscal and monetary imprudence and unsustainable debt imbalances in the financial system. Naturally, with a constructive view on precious metals, the next step for most investors is to start dipping their toes into well-known and established mining companies. Despite their past reputation of being capital destroyers, investors today are warming up to the idea of buying the “Newmonts and Barricks” of the world or even ETFs such as GDX and GDXJ. What we see as contrarian, however, is a much bigger opportunity to unlock value through a well targeted activist strategy in the exploration segment of the industry. No doubt, many are skeptical of the gold exploration business, given its poor performance during the last downturn in the industry at large, but the biggest gains today in the industry are likely to come from what are the smaller cap names. Between Crescat and its 21 years of money management experience and Quinton Hennigh with his 30+ years of gold mining exploration experience to serve as Crescat’s geologic and technical advisor, we believe we have the expertise and preparedness to navigate this incredible opportunity before us. We hope you will join us as we seek to exploit the mispriced opportunities on the exploration and discovery side of the Lassonde Curve that is still in the early stages of what is likely to be a new rip-roaring secular bull market for precious metals.

Tyler Durden
Sat, 12/26/2020 – 18:30

Source: Zero Hedge, The End Game

Rage Against The Machine – It’s Simple Really, President Trump Asks Legislative Branch to Use COVID Relief to Help Americans No-One Else

As noted yesterday, a simple COVID relief bill for American workers is really not a big problem… except it is… because the DC system is not structured around simply helping Americans first.  The legislative machinery is owned by K-Street and … Continue reading

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Sheriff in northwest Arkansas says 2 women, 3 girls found dead in home – WDAF FOX4 Kansas City

  1. Sheriff in northwest Arkansas says 2 women, 3 girls found dead in home  WDAF FOX4 Kansas City
  2. Family of five found dead at Arkansas home on Christmas day  THV11
  3. 5 women, girls found dead at Arkansas home in apparent homicide  ABC News
  4. Saturday update: Multiple people found dead in Pope County home on Christmas night  KNWA
  5. Five Arkansas family members found dead in Christmas tragedy: authorities  Fox News
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New Mexico reports 9 new deaths, 609 additional COVID-19 cases – KOB

  1. New Mexico reports 9 new deaths, 609 additional COVID-19 cases  KOB
  2. N.J. reports 4,000 new COVID-19 cases, 19 more deaths as hospitalizations continue to drop  nj.com
  3. Allegheny County surpasses 50000 coronavirus cases, 850 deaths  TribLIVE
  4. Dallas County adds 10 COVID-19 deaths, sees total confirmed and probable cases climb past 180,000  The Dallas Morning News
  5. Coronavirus cases fell in most N.J. counties this week. See how yours fared.  nj.com
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Anthony Quinn Warner diggs

Anthony Quinn Warner

Warner Bros movies starring Anthony Quinn.

https://www.warnerbros.com/search?qt=anthony%20quinn

MORE – A neighbor of Anthony Quinn Warner tells @jess_mcbride Warner had an RV parked at his Antioch, Tennessee, home until a couple days ago. So, he sold the house a month ago and left the RV on the property until recently?

https://twitter.com/disclosetv/status/1342941129822646275

https://heavy.com/news/anthony-quinn-warner/

5. The FBI Received Two Prior Tips About Warner Before the Bombing, Reports Say

According to journalist David Begnaud, a CBS News national correspondent, “At least 2 tips were called in to @FBI about Warner, prior to the explosion.”

Source: 8kun Notables, Anthony Quinn Warner diggs

Governor pleads with Trump to declare EMERGENCY to aid recovery after Nashville bomb cripples AT&T networks and other systems

Governor pleads with Trump to declare EMERGENCY to aid recovery after Nashville bomb cripples AT&T networks and other systems

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has asked President Donald Trump for an emergency declaration enabling use of federal resources to aid recovery from the Christmas bombing that rocked Nashville and took out communications networks.

“The severity and magnitude of the current situation is such that effective response is beyond the capabilities of state and affected local governments,” Lee said Friday in a letter to Trump. He noted that the resources of state and local governments were depleted after they spent more than $175 million in responding to disasters in 2019 and 2020, including tornadoes and floods.

I have requested an emergency declaration from @POTUS to support ongoing efforts and relief. pic.twitter.com/7vwrvN1FBw
— Gov. Bill Lee (@GovBillLee) December 26, 2020

An RV exploded early Friday morning in downtown Nashville in what police have called an intentional act. Three people were injured, and possible human remains were found near the blast site. Lee said 41 businesses were damaged, and the affected buildings – many of which are historic – will have to be assessed by engineers to determine whether they can be entered safely.

The RV was parked outside an AT&T transmission building when the bomb went off, knocking out landlines and mobile-phone services alike across Tennessee and in parts of Kentucky and northern Alabama, Lee said. The explosion also crippled 20 911 emergency call centers and damaged computer networks, forcing state systems to operate on backup infrastructure.

“The damage is shocking, and it is a miracle that no residents were killed,” Lee tweeted after touring the area on Saturday morning.

AT&T acknowledged that telecommunications services remained disrupted on Saturday in Nashville and the surrounding areas. Two portable cellular systems were deployed downtown, and AT&T engineers drilled access holes to the damaged building to attempt to reconnect critical equipment to electricity.

https://www.rt.com/usa/510811-nashville-bomb-emergency-request/

Chasing a federal payout

Source: 8kun Notables, Governor pleads with Trump to declare EMERGENCY to aid recovery after Nashville bomb cripples AT&T networks and other systems

How the Concept of the ‘Greater Good’ is Used as a Tool for Social Control

How the Concept of the ‘Greater Good’ is Used as a Tool for Social Control

It’s a question which has become more critical in 2020, especially in the wake of the COVID-19 ‘pandemic,’ and also due to the insistence of globalists to elevate of the issue of man-made ‘climate change’ as the central existential of this generation on Earth. According to these dialectics, the interests of the individual should always be subservient to that of the ‘greater good’ as defined by consensus makers.

More importantly: who decides what constitutes or defines the ‘greater good’?

Could the special interests of a small cadre of political elites or oligarchs end-up formulating the ‘greater good’ consensus?

Scott Van Gaaasbeck writes:

“The greater good argument – claiming that the benefits to a group of people outweigh the harm done to another group is always flawed because it always reduces the freedom and morality of all people when a large group uses a small group as a means to their ends, no matter how noble the ends. The resort to the greater good argument is in fact evidence of a failure of government to plan appropriately and work things out among the parties. The true greater good in any nation is inextricably linked to the degree of freedom and rights given to each and every citizen in equal measure.”

This short video presentation by Academy of Ideas explores this argument and tests the idea of collectivism against foundational post-enlightenment concepts such as liberty and individual rights. Watch:

https://21stcenturywire.com/2020/12/25/how-the-concept-of-the-greater-good-is-used-as-a-tool-for-social-control/

Source: 8kun Notables, How the Concept of the ‘Greater Good’ is Used as a Tool for Social Control

Second stimulus check updates: Unemployment benefits for millions in limbo as Trump rages – Chicago Tribune

  1. Second stimulus check updates: Unemployment benefits for millions in limbo as Trump rages  Chicago Tribune
  2. New Yorkers Call For COVID Relief From Federal Government  CBS New York
  3. Lindsey Graham says Trump wants to increase COVID-19 stimulus package – Business Insider  Business Insider
  4. Trump’s mind is elsewhere as unemployment benefits run out for millions of Americans  CNN
  5. Unemployment Benefits for Millions in Limbo as Trump Rages  U.S. News & World Report
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